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Missouri attorney general files suit against JK Harris (The Post and Courier)
The attorney general of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against a North Charleston company that offers help to taxpayers who owe money to the Internal Revenue Service, alleging that it failed to provide the services it promised and didn't provide refunds to customers who complained. Missouri ...
North Forest ISD trustees hire civil rights attorney (Houston Chronicle)
Galveston attorney Anthony Griffin said Wednesday that he will ask Commissioner Robert Scott to rescind his decision to replace the elected, unpaid trustees of the long-troubled district with an appointed board of managers.
Bobby Freeman is sworn in as Orleans district attorney (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Bobby Freeman was sworn in Wednesday as Orleans Parish district attorney, becoming the second prosecutor to lead the office in the wake of former DA Eddie Jordan's controversial tenure.
Attorney facing disbarment blames debts on accounting errors (The Oregonian)
A Portland attorney accused of violating the professional ethics code says he wasn't aware that he owed money to so many former clients until the Oregon State Bar Association began investigating him.
PEOPLE: Ballard attorney aids Camden project (Courier-Post)
David D. Foster, an attorney with the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, has joined the Greater Camden Partnership as a project director.
Attorney general seeks to ease limits on domestic FBI investigations (The Sacramento Bee)
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Michael Mukasey confirmed plans Wednesday to loosen post-Watergate restrictions on the FBI's national security and criminal investigations, saying the changes were necessary to improve the bureau's ability to detect terrorists.
Lawyer: Pakistani woman set up and tortured (Newsday)
The lawyer for a Pakistani woman charged with trying to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan said her client had been mistreated while held overseas and in the United States.
Lubbock city attorney Burgess appears set to resign (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
City Attorney Anita Burgess is expected to resign next week and take a job with the city of Denton, The Avalanche-Journal has learned.
Glitter to be deported from Vietnam next week: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Onetime British pop star Gary Glitter will be deported to Britain next week upon his release from a Vietnamese prison after serving a three-year term for child molestation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Metro-east attorney pleads guilty to disorderly conduct (Belleville News-Democrat)
A metro-east attorney is on six months of court supervision after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.
Glitter to be deported from Vietnam next week: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Onetime pop star Gary Glitter will be deported to Britain next week upon his release from a Vietnamese prison after serving a three-year term for child molestation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney General Miller to visit Cedar Rapids with lenders (The Gazette)
CEDAR RAPIDS and#8212; Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will be in Cedar Rapids today to discuss help for Iowa mortgage holders harmed by this year's flooding and tornadoes.His news conference is at 11 a.m. at the temporary City Hall, 3851 River Ridge Dr. NE.Representatives from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, CitiFinancial and Countrywide will accompany him. Miller's spokesman, Bob Brammer, said ...
Lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick Asks Governor for Stay (FOX 2 News Detroit)
A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking Gov. Jennifer Granholm to delay proceedings that could force him from office. A Wednesday letter from Sharon McPhail says the mayor's testimony at a Sept. 3 hearing could violate his Fifth Amendment rights in criminal cases.
Lawyer: Vietnam to deport British glam rocker Gary Glitter back to Britain (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
HANOI, Vietnam - Former glam rocker and convicted child molester Gary Glitter will be deported back to Britain on Tuesday after being released from prison in Vietnam, his lawyer said.
Ex-inmate close in effort to derail judicial nomination of private prison firm's head lawyer (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Had this been like most nominations for federal judgeships, the chief lawyer with Corrections Corporation of America might have been packing up his office and heading for the courthouse by now.
Former town attorney challenges Lancaster Town Board incumbent (The Buffalo News)
Lancaster's former town attorney will challenge incumbent Town Board member John Abraham Jr. in the Democratic primary Sept. 9.
Lawyer wants confessions (iafrica.com)
The lawyer of a man who allegedly helped siblings murder their parents, wants his confession.
Gov. Doyle appoints Norine as district attorney for Burnett (Spooner Advocate)
Gov. Jim Doyle has announce the appointment of William Norine as Burnett County district attorney. Norine will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Kenneth Kutz to the Burnett County Circuit Court.
Ethics board urges disbarment of Maine lawyer (Boston Globe)
A state ethics board has recommended that a Boothbay Harbor lawyer be disbarred for allegedly stealing at least $70,000 from a private trust that he controlled.
Lawyer for Detroit mayor asks governor for stay (Crain's Detroit Business)
A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking Gov. Jennifer Granholm to delay proceedings that could force him from office.
Attorney says Siddiqui was tortured (UPI)
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The attorney for a Pakistani woman arrested and charged with trying to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan says the woman was mistreated while in custody.
Veteran Justice attorney to tackle Nacchio appeal (Denver Post)
A veteran Department of Justice attorney who has argued 100 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court will handle the appellate review of former Qwest chief executive Joe Nacchio's insider-trading case.
Glitter to be deported from Vietnam next week: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Onetime pop star Gary Glitter will be deported to Britain next week upon his release from a Vietnamese prison after serving a three-year term for child molestation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Columbus lawyer reprimanded for overcharging state (The Fayetteville Observer)
A Columbus County lawyer has been reprimanded for overcharging the state government when he represented several court-appointed clients.
Attorney seeks at least $405,000 in Osteen lawsuit (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a Continental Airlines flight attendant asked a jury Thursday to award his client at least $405,000 for physical and mental pain suffered in an alleged attack by the wife of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen.
State Attorney General opens Mandeville investigation (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The state attorney general has opened an investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing by Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price and other city officials after St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed recused himself from the case.
His lawyer changed his mind (The Trucker)
Lawyer: "Now that you have been acquitted, will you tell me truly? Did you steal the car?" Client: "After hearing your amazing argument in court this morning, I’m beginning to think I didn’t."
Inmate's lawyer argues against death penalty (The Capital)
At a hearing yesterday before Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Paul Hackner, Lee Stephens' lawyer said police improperly handled important evidence and the risk of executing an innocent person is too great.
Ex-Apple top attorney settles with SEC for $2.2M (San Francisco Chronicle)
The former top attorney at Apple Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal improper backdating of stock options for senior executives including Steve Jobs. The Securities and...
Ex-Apple top attorney settles with SEC for $2.2M (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The former top attorney at Apple Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal improper backdating of stock options for senior executives including Steve Jobs.
7 judges, Miami lawyer nominated for high court (Miami Herald)
Seven sitting judges and one Miami lawyer have been nominated to be the candidates Gov. Charlie Crist will choose from to fill two Florida Supreme Court vacancies.
Acting U.S. attorney names chief assistant (Detroit Free Press)
Acting U.S. Attorney designate Terrence Berg has tapped Blondell Morey to be his chief assistant, Berg announced today.
Former Apple top attorney to pay $2.2 million to settle options-backdating charges (Seattle Times)
The former top attorney at Apple agreed today to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records...
Ex-inmate close in effort to derail judicial nomination of private prison firm's head lawyer (Newsday)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Had this been like most nominations for federal judgeships, the chief lawyer with Corrections Corporation of America might have been packing up his office and heading for the courthouse by now.
Apple's former top attorney settles with SEC (Houston Chronicle)
The former top attorney at Apple today agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal improper backdating of stock options for senior executives including Steve Jobs.
Minn. attorney general sues mortgage broker (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ST. PAUL - Attorney General Lori Swanson is going after a Plymouth, Minn.-based mortgage lender she blames for contributing to the housing crisis. Swanson has filed a lawsuit against Source Lending Corp. in Hennepin County District Court.
Former Apple lawyer to pay $2.2m for cooking books (The Register)
Settles Jobs backdating case The former top lawyer at Apple has agreed to pay $2.2m to settle federal charges she illegally cooked the company's financial books to conceal backdated stock options issued to CEO Steve Jobs and other top executives.…
Lawyer says US planted evidence (The New Zealand Herald)
A lawyer for a Pakistani woman charged with trying to kill United States military officers in a gunfight in Afghanistan accused the US Government of setting up her client by planting evidence on her.
Beatty's lawyer again floats idea of immunity (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A lawyer for a mayoral aide facing felony charges in the text message scandal repeated today that she would testify against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick if she gets immunity.
Customers shouldn't suffer in silence, lawyer says (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Have you been bumped from a flight? Belittled by a hotel clerk? Or stewed in a doctor's waiting room? Then Rupert Barkoff wants to hear all about it. By day, Barkoff is a lawyer at Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta and a national expert on business franchising. But his hobby — his golf, as he puts it — is dissecting customer service horror stories, starting with his own. The 60-year-old ...
Ex-Apple top attorney settles with SEC for $2.2M (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - The former top attorney at Apple Inc. today agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal...
Ex-Apple top attorney settles with SEC for $2.2M (AP via Yahoo! News)
The former top attorney at Apple Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal improper backdating of stock options for senior executives including Steve Jobs.
Inmate's underwear exonerates lawyer (UPI)
TORONTO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A Toronto jail inmate's display of underwear techniques exonerated a veteran Toronto lawyer Thursday from charges of distributing drugs to prisoners.
Gotti Should Arrive In Tampa Next Week, Attorney Says (The Tampa Tribune)
John "Junior" Gotti has left a New York prison and should arrive in Tampa around Tuesday, according to his attorney, Charles Carnesi. Gotti is traveling via U.S. Marshal's "Con Air" service, his attorney said.
Former Apple lawyer settles backdating charges (San Francisco Chronicle)
Apple's former top lawyer has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal charges that she backdated stock options. Nancy Heinen, who was general counsel at the Cupertino company, neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing in the settlement with the U.S....
Lawyer wins third ruling in sex bias claim (Financial Times)
A top female lawyer has won a third ruling in her sex discrimination claim against F&C Asset Management , which now faces a record payout.
Lawyer wins third ruling in F&C sex bias claim (Financial Times)
A top female lawyer has won a third ruling in her sex discrimination claim against F&C Asset Management, which now faces a record payout. Gill Switalski, 51, is seeking £19m in damages from the fund manager for what she describes as an 18-month campaign of bullying and harassment against her.
SEC, Apple's former lawyer settle stock-option charges (USA Today)
The former top lawyer for Apple agreed to settle federal charges against her that she helped to fraudulently backdate stock-option grants to Apple CEO Steve Jobs and other Apple executives, regulators said Thursday.
Disbarred Vero attorney Ira Hatch asks again for delay on malpractice suit (Vero Press Journal)
Disbarred attorney Ira C. Hatch Jr. again has asked a judge to delay a legal malpractice suit until after his criminal trial, but proceedings could begin this month.
Thaksin thanks his lawyer (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra called from London to thank his lawyer Kamnuan Chalopatham for representing him in the Ratchadapisek land case.