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State Attorney Candidates Weigh In On Hot Button Issue (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The latest round of finger pointing between the state attorney and the sheriff's office has become a hot button political issue as the two candidates for the state attorney position weighed in on a controversial decision made by the current state attorney.
Deaf attorney makes pitch for breaking down barriers during SAIL celebration (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Howard Rosenblum, an attorney who is deaf, delivered his speech Wednesday in American Sign Language. Yet his message about the Americans With Disabilities Act, signed into law 18 years ago this Saturday, came through loud and clear.
Peter Lloyd visits his lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
ABC journalist and accused drug trafficker Peter Lloyd has looked pale and tense today - as he spent his first day on bail in meetings with his Singapore lawyer.
Ex-attorney's drunken driving trial delayed (The Indianapolis Star)
A former state attorney's trial on drunken driving charges in a fatal crash has been delayed until late September.
Prominent Los Angeles attorney faces possible federal campaign charges (Los Angeles Times)
Attorneys for Pierce O'Donnell believe he is being targeted for political reasons. In a high-stakes legal drama that stretches from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., federal prosecutors are poised to file criminal campaign finance charges against a prominent L.A. attorney, but his lawyers are fighting back, questioning whether his outspoken criticism of the Bush administration has made him the ...
Lawyer of Isnajis faces frustrated murder rap (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer in the high-profile kidnapping of broadcast journalist Ces Drilon found himself in hot water on Thursday when his former employee accused him of frustrated murder.
Zephyr Cove man replaces Reno lawyer on TRPA board (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A Zephyr Cove resident and corporate communications executive was selected Wednesday to replace a Reno lawyer on the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency governing board.
Lawyer says day care should be reopened (San Jose Mercury News)
The owners of a home day care center in East San Jose made mistakes the day a 2-year-old boy died of strangulation on a play structure, the couple's lawyer said Wednesday, but it was an accident and they should be allowed to reopen.
Crites in race for attorney general (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
D. Michael Crites, a former U.S. Attorney and naval officer, announced his candidacy for Ohio Attorney General Wednesday at a Statehouse news conference.
Attorney's mother receives threatening note (Chicago Sun-Times)
The mother of a prominent attorney representing NBA referees and Major League Baseball umpires had a threatening note -- possibly connected to a point-shaving scandal -- taped to her door Tuesday in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood.
Broward County: Disbarred lawyer pleads no contest to grand theft (Sun-Sentinel)
A disbarred Pembroke Pines lawyer pleaded no contest Wednesday to five felony charges after authorities said he pocketed almost $117,000 from clients' insurance settlements and gave thousands to his mistress.
District attorney gets nod (The Daily Iberian)
Sixteenth Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney was appointed last week by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Drug Policy Board, serving as a representative of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.
Lawyer says her home was secretly searched (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
A local lawyer representing herself on felony charges suggested to jurors Wednesday that authorities secretly and illegally searched her home before a ...
Lawyer killed when wall collapses at Indonesian courthouse (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
A lawyer has been killed and three others injured after a wall collapsed at a courthouse in the Indonesian capital.
Trial date set for Danville attorney Wolgamot (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHAMPAIGN – A jury trial has been scheduled for Sept. 22 for Danville attorney John "Pat" Wolgamot, who was indicted last year on federal charges of tax fraud conspiracy and helping to file false tax returns. Wolgamot was indicted last year with two others on a superseding, or new, indictment on federal charges of tax fraud conspiracy and aiding and abetting filing of false tax returns.
Attorney For Missing Girl's Mom Grilled; Family Negotiating Release (Local 6 Orlando)
CNN's Nancy Grace grills an attorney for a missing girl, saying he and the girl's mom don't want to find her. IMAGES: Missing Girl, Mother Photos
Attorney warns: Beware of 'zombie debt' (The Tennessean)
If you receive a call about an old debt or notice of a debt-related suit, don't ignore it or try to deal with it alone, said David Tarpley, managing attorney in the housing and consumer section of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.
Community Activist Hired As Deputy Town Attorney (Leesburg Today)
A familiar face will become a daily presence in Leesburg Town Hall, as Barbara Notar has accepted a position as the town's new deputy town attorney.
Sirul Never Made Any Disclosures, Says Lawyer (Bernama)
SHAH ALAM, July 24 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin told the High Court here Thursday that his client, Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar, never made any disclosures when he was interrogated on Nov 6, 2006.
Bill Asks Attorney General to Investigate Piracy (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate on Thursday that would allow the U.S. Attorney General to bring civil actions against Americans that violate copyrights.
Leading Trusts & Estates Lawyer Andrew Katzenstein Joins Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles (Centre Daily Times)
Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with more than 750 lawyers worldwide, announced that Andrew M. Katzenstein, a leading trusts and estates lawyer, has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner in the Personal Planning Department and a member of its newly formed Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group.
Texas Attorney General wants federal help to fight polygamy (Dallas Morning News)
WASHINGTON – State authorities need federal help in fighting polygamy, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told a Senate panel Thursday, as members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints fought to get their opinions heard.
Ont. lawyer denied leave to appeal kidnapping conviction (CNews)
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has denied an Ontario lawyer leave to appeal his kidnapping-related conviction in a case involving his former girlfriend's son.
NYC lawyer sues Delta over delayed, stressful trip (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A New York City lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines Inc. for $5 million, claiming the carrier's incompetence and indifference left him stranded in Paris for four days last October during an airport workers' strike. Thomas Mullaney says Atlanta-based Delta refused to let passengers rebook flights by telephone and for "unfathomable" reasons insisted they go to the chaotic airport and rebook there. ...
Put Activity Pops on UBS as New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Files Suit (Schaeffers Research)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit against Swiss investment bank UBS AG (UBS: sentiment, chart, options) for allegedly misrepresenting investment risks to its clients...( Read More )
Supreme Court quashes convicted lawyer's appeal (Mississauga News)
Canada's highest court has shot down the bid of a once-prominent criminal lawyer to appeal his conviction of abducting an eight-year-old Mississauga boy and keeping him from his mother. Today, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Kadir Baksh, 58, the opportunity to appeal his case by dismissing his leave to appeal application.
Well-known lawyer could face felony charge (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- A well-known Los Angeles lawyer could face felony charges for illegal campaign contributions.
Attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Hartford (AP, July 24, 2008 2:00 PM) -- Federal prosecutors say a Hartford attorney has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud for rigging bids on Fleet Bank's sale of distressed loans.
Lawyer Doug Christie loses appeal on misconduct ruling (Victoria Times Colonist)
VANCOUVER — Controversial lawyer Doug Christie, whose client list includes former Nazi prison guard Michael Seifert and Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel, has lost his appeal against a finding of professional misconduct.
NYC lawyer sues Delta over delayed, stressful trip (AP via Yahoo! News)
A New York City lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines Inc. for $5 million, claiming the carrier's incompetence and indifference left him stranded in Paris for four days last October during an airport workers' strike.
Lawyer Doug Christie loses appeal on misconduct ruling (Ottawa Citizen)
Controversial lawyer Doug Christie, whose client list includes former Nazi prison guard Michael Seifert and Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel, has lost his appeal against a finding of professional misconduct.
NY's attorney general sues banking giant UBS for fraud in auction-rate securities market (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued banking giant UBS for fraud Thursday, accusing the company of marketing tens of billions of dollars of auction-rate securities as safe even when they knew the investments were in trouble.
Kabella to get attorney for hearing (Wahpeton News)
Jeffrey Kabella appeared in front of Southeast District Court Judge Daniel Narum Wednesday afternoon for a status hearing unrepresented by an attorney.
Judge holds attorney in contempt after delay in case (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
An attorney was found in contempt of court after his absence again delayed the child sexual abuse case against a Broken Arrow man convicted of the crime.
Griswold town attorney says Charron must prove she was fired illegally (The Norwich Bulletin)
The attorney for Griswold gave his opening statement Thursday afternoon in the case of Andrea Charron, a former employee suing the town.  
British lawyer tries to ambush another Games pentathlon hope (Midwest Times)
HOW low can the British stoop? So low that a British lawyer claims Australians cheated, by inventing and changing official scores, to ensure the Australian female modern pentathlon competitor Angie Darby qualified for a place at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Lawyer sues Delta over canceled flight (UPI)
NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- A New York lawyer has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying he has been waiting months to be reimbursed for a canceled flight from Paris.
NYC lawyer sues Delta over delayed, stressful trip (USA Today)
A New York City lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines Inc. for $5 million, claiming the carrier's incompetence and indifference left him stranded in Paris for four days last October during an airport workers' strike.
Attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud (Boston Globe)
Federal prosecutors say a Hartford attorney has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud for rigging bids on Fleet Bank's sale of distressed loans.
Galante attorney fined $2,000 (The News-Times)
DANBURY - A local attorney with ties to convicted trash czar James Galante has been fined $2,000 by the State Elections Enforcement Commission for making an illegal campaign contribution.Jack Garamella, a former chairman of the Brookfield ethics board, agreed to a settlement with the SEEC this week for using a "straw donor" to contribute $500 to the 2004 re-election campaign of state Sen.
Sex-change cases surge for lawyer (Gulf Daily News)
A BAHRAINI lawyer who won the right for a Bahraini sex-change patient to be recognised as a man has been swamped by similar calls for help. More than 100 people from the Gulf, including one man from Bahrain, have approached lawyer Fawzia Janahi.
New York attorney general sues banking giant UBS for securities fraud (Canadian Business)
David B. Caruso, The Associated Press July 24, 2008 - 7:56 p.m. NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued UBS AG on Thursday, accusing the Swiss banking giant of fraudulently promoting tens of billions of dollars of auction-rate securities as safe when it knew a crisis was brewing.
Placer jury convicts attorney of obstructing officers checking on young son (The Sacramento Bee)
A veteran Auburn attorney was convicted today of resisting and obstructing peace officers who were checking on the welfare of his 3-year-son after the boy was seen wandering alone on Atwood Road last year.
Assistant State Attorney Files Complaint Against Officer (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Escalating tensions between Jacksonville prosecutors and police have led to an internal investigation at the sheriff's office. An assistant state attorney recently filed a formal complaint about a run-in with a police officer that she described as frightening.
City attorney looking into ticket-fixing allegations (WMCTV Memphis)
As City Attorney Elbert Jefferson investigates allegations of ticket-fixing at 201 Poplar, one police officer is speaking out.
Hardy tags jacobs as attorney (New York Daily News)
U.S. Olympic swimming team member Jessica Hardy, who has tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, has retained California attorney Howard Jacobs, the country's most prominent defender for athletes facing doping bans.
PAO bares "scare" tactics by Sulpicio; lawyer denies claim (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Relatives of the MV Princess of the Stars passengers are accusing Sulpicio Lines Inc., owner of the capsized vessel, of allegedly using scare tactics to keep them from filing charges which the shipping line's lawyer denied.
Lawyer-councilman clash still court-bound (The Florida Times-Union)
A confrontation between a Jacksonville city councilman and a local lawyer will likely end up in court despite efforts by a high-profile lobbyist to intervene.
Upcoming: A radio debate with Missouri's Democratic attorney general candidates (The Kansas City Star)
Steve Kraske, The Kansas City Star’s political correspondent, is host of “Up to Date” from 11 a.m. to noon weekdays on 89.3 FM, KCUR. Today: Missouri Democratic attorney general candidates Margaret Donnelly and Jeff Harris debate their qualifications for Missouri’s top law enforcement post. Also, new classical music recordings from Kansas City Symphony executive director Frank Byrne.
Swimmer Jessica Hardy's sample was a 'low positive,' lawyer says (Los Angeles Times)
He says the positive result at the Olympic trials occurred between two negative tests. Laboratory documents revealed that swimmer Jessica Hardy's level of the banned substance clenbuterol was, in fact, a "low positive," her lawyer said Thursday.