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Attorney general seeks EIR for bottling plant (The Monterey County Herald)
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday said he will sue to block a proposed water-bottling operation in Northern California unless its effects on global warming are evaluated.
Coroner: Lawyer was strangled (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Hamilton County coroner Dr. O'dell Owens said today that Margaret Allen, the Fairfield lawyer whose body was found in the East End, was strangled.
Anthony's Attorney Faces Deadline To Lower Bond (WESH 2 Orlando)
Casey Anthony’s attorney has a noon deadline on Wednesday to convince an appeals court to lower her bond.
Lawyer wins first battle in lawsuit against Dracut (Lowell Sun)
LOWELL -- A North Andover lawyer, banned from appearing before the Dracut selectmen because of the misleading maps he provided, has won an initial legal battle in his lawsuit against the town. Lowell Superior Court Judge Christine McEvoy on Monday rejected Dracut's motion for a summary judgment to have Joseph Gleason's lawsuit dismissed.
U.S. Attorney Says Long Does Not Deserve Leniency (WTVC Chattanooga)
In a formal motion filed with the court, the U.S. Attorney says former sheriff Billy Long does not deserve leniency. Jerry Summers, Long's attorney, is asking that the federal sentencing guidelines "safety valve" kick in which would give Billy Long a much lighter sentence.
Attorney sexual assault suit (WCBD-TV Charleston)
To watch video online please click here to download the latest version of the Flash plugin. A prominent Treasure Coast, Florida attorney filed a motion to drop the sexual battery suit against him.
U.S. lawyer goes on trial in Belarus for spying (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. lawyer went on trial behind closed doors in Belarus on Thursday charged with carrying forged documents, drug offences and industrial espionage -- offences that could carry up to seven years in prison.
SAIFUL WILL SWEAR BY QURAN SOON, SAYS HIS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Bernama) -- Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan who made the sodomy allegation against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will swear by the Quran soon that the incidents really took place, his lawyer disclosed today.
Three Missourians, California man plead guilty in meth case, U.S. Attorney says (The Springfield News-Leader)
Three Missouri men and a man from California have pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine in southwest Missouri, according to the United States Attorney's office.
ALTANTUYA LIED, SAYS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, July 30 (Bernama) -- A lawyer argued in the High Court here today that Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu had lodged a false police report and lied about a threat on her life by Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda.
Prominent American Lawyer: 'Iran should sue US for war threats' (Payvand Iran News)
A US lawyer says Iran should seek an 'international equivalent of a temporary restraining order' to compel the US to abandon war threats. Francis Boyle, a Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, proposes Iran sue world powers for threatening to launch military strikes against the country over its nuclear program.
Investigation into Fight at Attorney's Home is Over (WTAJ-TV Altoona)
HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY --- The investigation into a fight at a local attorney's home is over. On Wednesday officials will decide if anyone should face charges.
Crist appoints Hobe Sound attorney to Palm Beach County bench (The Palm Beach Post)
Governor Charlie Crist has appointed Hobe Sound attorney Jack Schramm Cox, 56, to be a circuit judge in Palm Beach County.
Lawyer Tan Sok Ling guilty of criminal charges struck off the roll (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE: A lawyer in private practice has been struck off the roll. Sole proprietor Tan Sok Ling of Tan SL and Partners was an advocate and solicitor for 13 years.
Attorney General declines El Mirage probe (The Arizona Republic)
The Arizona Attorney General's Office declines to investigate two El Mirage City Council members, citing a lean budget and heavy workloads.
Attorney testifies in girlfriend’s parking-lot death (Philly.com)
Attorney Richard Patton testified in his own defense this afternoon in Bucks County Court, and adamantly denied knowing his girlfriend was clinging to his pickup truck the night Heather Demou fell to her death.
Body identified as Cincinnati attorney (UPI)
CINCINNATI, July 30 (UPI) -- A decomposed body found in a local woods was determined to have been a missing Cincinnati-area attorney, authorities say.
Oregon attorney general's office warns of bogus Olympics tickets (KHQ Spokane)
SALEM, Ore. - If you've found what appears to be a good deal on tickets to the Olympics in Beijing, beware.  The Oregon attorney general's office is warning about bogus websites offering fake tickets to the Olympic games.
Coroner: Attorney died by strangulation (The Hamilton Journal News)
The Hamilton County Coroner's office has ruled Cincinnati attorney Margaret Allen died of asphyxiation by strangulation, a spokesman said Wednesday, July 30.
Small fire extinguished at county attorney's office (Deseret Morning News)
Firefighters were called out to extinguish a blaze at the Washington County Attorney's Office.
Coroner release the cause of death of lawyer found in East End (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI, OH(FOX19)- The Hamilton County Coroner has released the cause of death of a lawyer found in a East End woods. Officials say, 37-year-old Margaret Allen was strangled and now are ruling her death as a homicide.
Aisenberg Informant's Attorney Asks Crist For Probe Of Case (The Tampa Tribune)
Attorney John Trevena mailed Gov. Charlie Crist a letter today asking him to appoint a special prosecutor to review how the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office have handled the investigation of the disappearance of 5-month-old Sabrina Paige Aisenberg.
Attorney General Refutes Claims By Prop 8 Proponents (NBC 11 Bay Area)
State Attorney General Jerry Brown refutes assertions made by proponents of Proposition 8, who filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Tuesday against Brown to challenge the new wording of the initiative on the November ballot.
Parliament at war over attorney general controversy (Politics.co.uk via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
MPs and peers on the same committee are issuing briefings against each other today over reforms to the role of the attorney general, with a cross party group of rebels saying their colleagues are "letting the government off the hook".
Truth and Reconciliation Commission lawyer must quit: native leaders (CBC)
Native leaders and residential school survivors' groups are calling for the resignation of a lawyer hired as chief counsel by the federal government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
3 Arab-Canadians denied access to own lawyer's final submissions (Canada.com)
Abdullah Almalki has been barred from reading final submissions made by his own lawyer to the inquiry examining Canada's role in his detention and mistreatment in Syria.
Exclusive: Ex-NBA Ref's Attorney (CBS News)
In an exclusive interview, Tim Donaghy?s attorney John Lauro told CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian , that his client fully cooperated with the government?s probe.
GM In-House Lawyer Helps Fund Mobile Legal Clinic for Veterans (Law.com)
Chris Johnson, a top in-house lawyer at General Motors, believes strongly in supporting military veterans because he's one himself. So when a Detroit law school wanted to expand a legal clinic for veterans, Johnson was ready to assist. By passing the hat among his fellow GM executives, Johnson raised $120,000 to help the clinic purchase and customize a specially outfitted van. The mobile clinic ...
Mayor Peña files charges vs ex-partner Plinky Recto, lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Pulupandan Mayor Atty. Magdaleno Peña filed a complaint for violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act against his former partner Marie Roxanne "Plinky" Recto and lawyer Evalyn Ursua.
Lawyer: Irons' argument would harm ethics laws (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — If former Senate President William V. Irons wins his court fight against the state Ethics Commission, it could cripple the commission’s ability to police unethical behavior in the General Assembly, a commission lawyer told a Superior Court judge yesterday.
Britney Spears' attorney says singer wants no contact with former friend Sam Lutfi (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - An attorney for Britney Spears said Wednesday that he will not seek an extension for a restraining order against Osama "Sam" Lutfi, but that doesn't mean the pop star wants her former sidekick back in her life.
In brief: Disorderly conduct charges filed in party at lawyer’s home (The Tribune-Democrat)
Three men have been charged with disorderly conduct following a state police investigation into a disturbance during a party July 16 at the home of Thomas Dickey, a well-known defense lawyer.
Miami Attorney Killed In Freak Colorado Accident (CBS4 Miami)
Miami attorney Steven Chaykin died early Wednesday while on a vacation trip to Colorado after he apparently tried to save his wife from drowning in the Roaring Fork River. The Pitkin, Colorado sheriff's department said Chaykin hit his head on a rock when he jumped into the river after his wife apparently fell in.
CMS attorney seeks extension (The Charlotte Observer)
A year after Regina Bartholomew was hired from New Orleans as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' attorney, she's asking the school board to let her wait until February to earn her license to practice in North Carolina. Because she hasn't taken the state bar exam, she can't comply with her contract, which requires her to be licensed by September or face firing. The two-day July exam ended Thursday, ...
Lawyer faces theft charges for more than $1 million (Metro Halifax)
A once highly-regarded Halifax lawyer is now facing charges of stealing $1.3 million from clients. Srinivasen Pillay, a lawyer for 23 years who was disbarred in May 2005, was charged earlier this month with 105 criminal charges, including theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000, and breach of trust. The charges stem from incidents between Mary 2000 and February 2005, and involve 35 clients. ...
Attorney planning to sue Oakland over leak of medical information (Oakland Tribune)
An attorney who represents Oakland police officers is working to find out who leaked medical information about a police trainee -- and said Wednesday he plans to take legal action against the city over what happened.
Dramatic final day in Bucks lawyer's trial (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
After a dramatic, final day of testimony, a Bucks County jury is expected to begin deliberations today in the vehicular homicide trial of lawyer Richard Patton.
LAWYER SUES ED MCMAHON (New York Post)
Ed McMahon's financial and legal woes worsened yesterday - in addition to fighting to save his home from foreclosure, he is now being sued for not paying a lawyer hired for his daughter. McMahon, 85, failed to pay divorce attorney Norman Solovay...
Former Ohio attorney general Marc Dann makes massive records request of his former office (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- Marc Dann wants what the throng of statewide media reporting on his demise as Ohio attorney general got: a massive dump of public records chronicling his short tenure in office.
Lawyer strangled in her home (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Margaret Allen, a criminal defense lawyer whose body was found in the East End, was strangled at her Fairfield home, authorities said Wednesday.
CMS attorney seeks extension (The Charlotte Observer)
A year after Regina Bartholomew was hired from New Orleans as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' attorney, she's asking the school board to let her wait until February to earn her license to practice in North Carolina. Because she hasn't taken the state bar exam, she can't comply with her contract, which requires her to be licensed by September or face firing. The two-day July exam ended Thursday, ...
Lawyer for man accused of killing cop asks judge to remove prosecutor (San Jose Mercury News)
The lawyer for accused San Jose cop killer DeShawn Campbell has asked the judge to remove the prosecutor from the case, alleging Lane Liroff's campaign for a judge's seat is inspiring him to unfairly push for the death penalty.
Attorney General cutting checks to clinics (WCBD-TV Charleston)
State Attorney General Henry McMaster is crossing the state handing out checks to health clinics that deal with low-income, disabled or elderly patients.
Rude behavior lands KC lawyer in jail (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo . -- A Kansas City lawyer has been held in contempt by a Greene County judge -- for being rude.
State attorney general to hold community forum here (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is inviting Staten Islanders to join him at a community forum here on Wednesday to address "priority issues" such as health care, Internet safety and consumer protection.
U.S. attorney targets Lowcountry gun violence (WCBD-TV Charleston)
U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins is taking aim at gun violence in South Carolina's Lowcountry. Wilkins will outline details of a new plan to deal with the problem on Thursday.
Attorney: Britney Spears Wants No Contact With Sam Lutfi (Fox News)
An attorney for Britney Spears said Wednesday that he will not seek an extension for a restraining order against Osama "Sam" Lutfi, but that doesn't mean the pop star wants her former sidekick back in her life.
SC US Attorney to battle gun violence (The State)
U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins is taking aim at gun violence in South Carolina's Lowcountry. Wilkins will outline details of a new plan to deal with the problem on Thursday. He will appear in Charleston along with law enforcement officials, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson and representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The new program is being called "Operation Fed Up." ...
PEOPLE: Rutgers appoints attorney to board (Courier-Post)
Attorney Richard C. Klein has been appointed to serve on the advisory board of Rutgers Law School's Domestic Violence Project. The program provides a variety of services and support for victims of domestic abuse.
Britney wants no contact with Sam Lutfi, attorney says (Asbury Park Press)
An attorney for Britney Spears said Wednesday that he will not seek an extension for a restraining order against Osama "Sam" Lutfi, but that doesn't mean the pop star wants her former sidekick back in her life. "Britney has made clear to everyone that she does not want to be further harassed or contacted in any way by Osama 'Sam' Lutfi, now or at anytime in the future," Spears' attorney Samuel ...