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Berks County district attorney targets landlords who rent to drug dealers (Reading Eagle)
Berks District Attorney John T. Adams said he is taking a proactive approach to prevent landlords from renting to drug dealers. Adams is sending letters to landlords where drug activities have occurred, providing tips for screening tenants.
Edmond attorney shares fascination with origins of band names (The Oklahoman)
EDMOND — Before picking the name the Grateful Dead, legendary psychedelic rocker Jerry Garcia preferred a more rhythmic moniker: Mythical Ethical Icicle Tricycle. "The Grateful Dead is way better. Their entire history would have been changed if they had done that,” Greg Metzer said. While he doesn't care for Garcia's first choice, Metzer, 47, an Edmond attorney, enjoys a good ...
Surapaneni attorney files intent to claim insanity or mental illness (Rome News-Tribune)
The attorney for a man accused of killing a prominent Rome community leader has filed the intention of using the issue of insanity or mental illness as a part of his defense.According to the motion , Murali Mohan Surapaneni has been previously treated for mental illness by at least two doctors.A preliminary statement by a third psychologist, Dr. Kevin J. Richards, described Surapaneni as having ...
Jupiter attorney seeks financial help for bioteach startups with Angel Investment Forum (The Jupiter Courier)
Jupiter resident Nicholas Robbins, a corporate attorney for Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. in West Palm Beach, is the new chairman of the board of directors of Angel Investment Forum of Florida, now based in Jupiter.
District attorney funds new fingerprint system for Humble police (Humble Observer)
Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson will present a check for $43,370 to the Humble Police Department Aug. 12 to fund a new Motorola Printrak Latent Lite Station for the department which will lead to the more efficient handling of arrested and detained individuals.
Carrollton: State attorney general sues nursing home (The Carrollton Leader)
A Carrollton nursing home has been charged with failing to maintain minimum health and safety standards required by Texas law, according to a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Defense attorney search warrant motion hearing moved (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Collin County district judge has rescheduled a hearing in a capital murder trial to give attorneys more time to file briefings on a search warrant of a defense attorney’s office.
Ballard attorney speaks on COAH rules at forum (Courier-Post)
Tracy Siebold of Haddonfield, an attorney in the real estate department at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was the moderator and a speaker for the recently held Urban Land Institute's Forum on New Jersey's affordable housing titled, "Navigating...
County-attorney candidates face off on illegal immigration (The Arizona Republic)
Each week leading up to the Sept. 2 primary election, The Republic is posing a question to the two Democratic candidates, Tim Nelson and Gerald Richard, who are vying to face Republican incumbent Andrew Thomas in the Maricopa County attorney's race.
State's attorney says 'strong possibility' for perjury charges against trial witness (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – There’s a “strong possibility” that prosecutors will file perjury charges against the Burrito Express murder accomplice who claimed to have lied on the stand, State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi said.
United Way CEO hires lawyer Diehl (The Charlotte Observer)
United Way President and CEO Gloria Pace King has hired prominent Charlotte lawyer Bill Diehl to represent her in negotiations with her board of directors stemming from the growing controversy over her pay and benefits. The board added $822,000 to King's retirement benefits last year, a six-fold increase over the $108,000 paid in 2006. It plans to pay between $450,000 and $500,000 into her ...
EDITORIAL ~~ Corey for attorney (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
After 18 years, Fourth Circuit State Attorney Harry Shorstein is stepping down. Our choice to replace him is Angela Corey.
Lawyer becomes 4th successive generation at Champaign firm (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHAMPAIGN – Patrick Harrington, 27, has a father in law, a grandfather in law and a great-grandfather in law – and he's following in their footsteps as the newest associate at the Harrington & Tock law firm in Champaign. Patrick's great-grandfather – Earl C. Harrington, who founded the practice in 1923 – died in 1981. But his son, Thomas E. Harrington Sr., 77, and grandson, Daniel G. ...
Attorney General warns of transient paving and roofing scams (Black Hills Pioneer)
PIERRE - Attorney General Larry Long is warning South Dakota consumers about transient paving and roofing scams that have recently surfaced in the state. The Consumer Protection Division has received several complaints in the past week about out-of-state transient crews wandering door-to-door promising low prices for roofing and paving jobs. Representatives of the crews typically approach ...
For county attorney: Experience vs. fresh approach (Arizona Daily Sun)
One contender for the office of Coconino County Attorney criticized his opponent for not having the experience to run the largest office of prosecuting attorneys in northern Arizona.
United Way CEO hires lawyer Diehl (WCNC Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- United Way President and CEO Gloria Pace King has hired prominent Charlotte lawyer Bill Diehl to represent her in negotiations with her board of directors stemming from the growing controversy over her pay and benefits.
Lawyer and army colonel are this year’s LKY scholars (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: Two outstanding individuals have been awarded this year’s Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.
Hoboken attorney says Dems make peace in Denver over primary and caucus rules (The Jersey Journal)
Profiled in yesterday's Jersey Journal, Hoboken resident and prominent criminal defense attorney Joseph Hayden Jr . is back in the spotlight. Today, Hayden, a member of the Democratic National Convention Rules Committee, tells The Star-Ledger's Bob Braun that the rules panel finessed a potentially explosive issue at the convention - how primaries and caucuses are run - by appointing a group to ...
Wolfgang Vogel, East German spy swapper, dies at 82 (International Herald Tribune)
Wolfgang Vogel, a lawyer in Communist East Germany who became a wealthy man in the Cold War by opening cracks in the Berlin Wall to swap captured spies and release political prisoners, died Thursday. He was 82.
Hermitage Lawyer Says Office Raided (The Moscow Times)
25 August 2008 A lawyer representing Hermitage Capital Management, once the largest foreign investor in the country, said his office was raided last week in what he said was an attempt to link him to tax fraud.
Judge might sanction lawyer for Greene's family (Detroit Free Press)
A federal judge might sanction the attorney representing the family of slain stripper Tamara Greene for filing affidavits from Detroit Fire Department EMS officials, one of whom said a swollen-faced Greene told him she had just been assaulted by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's wife.
Wolfgang Vogel: Lawyer who grew rich helping East Germans escape to the West (Independent)
Wolfgang Vogel lurked in and out of the shadows of Cold War Germany. He was known to many prominent figures but not to the general public. As personal emissary of the East German leader Erich Honecker, he helped to facilitate East-West prisoner exchanges and the re-location of thousands of East Germans to the West. He was not, however, a philanthropist. His services did not come cheap, and he ...
Judge rules attorney can have access to text messages in Greene case (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- In a victory for the attorney representing the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene and a blow to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a federal judge has ruled that text messages exchanged by Kilpatrick and other city officials must be released as part of a lawsuit against the city involving the dancer's death.
Lawyer gets 2 years’ jail, fine for bribing prosecutor (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer P. Vijian, 44, was on Monday sentenced by the sessions court here to two years in jail and fined RM25,000 for bribing a prosecutor.
Woman's Attorney Speaks Out (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A woman marked for murder has her attorney asking not to make judgement and the question relies on who really did the crime?
Lawyer fought for reporters' rights (Denver Post)
Jack C. Landau, who used his education as a lawyer in a passionate fight for the legal rights of news reporters at a time when he and others believed they were gravely threatened, died Aug. 9 in Arlington, Va. He was 74.
State's attorney says 'strong possibility' for perjury charges against trial witness (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – There’s a “strong possibility” that prosecutors will file perjury charges against the Burrito Express murder accomplice who claimed to have lied on the stand, State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi said.
Lawyer who worked on a case 19 years without a fee gets his reward (Greensboro News & Record)
A Superior Court judge contacted Greensboro lawyer Don Cowan in 1987 asking him to take the appeal of Willie Brown, a Martin County man sentenced to death in 1983 for first-degree murder. Although Cowan had never handled a capital case, he knew of their grueling and time-consuming nature. Cases bounce up and down among appeals courts. Hopes of lawyers and defendants soar and plunge. But ...
Lawyer eyes Sabio disbarment (9:58 a.m.) (Sun Star)
A LAWYER has filed a complaint for disbarment before the Supreme Court (SC) against Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio for his alleged attempt to convince his brother, Court of Appeals Justice Jose Sabio, to rule in favor of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) in the corporate ownership suit filed by the Lopez-bloc of the Manila Electric Company ...
State attorney, county council candidates pitch their platforms (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
DAYTONA BEACH -- Incumbent State Attorney John Tanner and challenger R.J. Larizza made their cases Sunday for whether change should trump the status quo in the office of the top prosecutor in Volusia and Flagler counties at a forum that was one of their last chances to appeal to voters before Tuesday's primary election.
District attorney funds new fingerprint system for Humble police (Humble Observer)
Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson will present a check for $43,370 to the Humble Police Department Aug. 12 to fund a new Motorola Printrak Latent Lite Station for the department which will lead to the more efficient handling of arrested and detained individuals.
Attorney General warns of transient paving and roofing scams (Black Hills Pioneer)
PIERRE - Attorney General Larry Long is warning South Dakota consumers about transient paving and roofing scams that have recently surfaced in the state. The Consumer Protection Division has received several complaints in the past week about out-of-state transient crews wandering door-to-door promising low prices for roofing and paving jobs. Representatives of the crews typically approach ...
Orrick to Capture More Attorney Time and Enhance Client Billing with IntApp Time Builder (Centre Daily Times)
IntApp, Inc., the leading provider of risk management, time capture and integration software for the legal industry, today announced that Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia, has selected IntApp's Time Builder product to ease attorney activity tracking burdens and improve client billing practices.
County Attorney Investigating 3 Child Abuse Cases (FOX 10 Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has filed charges in 3 separate cases of child abuse here in the valley. In one case, a mother is accused of dropping her 8 year-old son off at a bus stop, leaving him all alone. She later told police that she blacked out from a mixture of pain medication and alcohol, and forgot about her child. FOX 10's Sarah Acevedo is following all the cases and has an ...
Ronald Ryan's lawyer dies (Herald Sun)
THE lawyer who defended Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia, died yesterday after a lengthy illness.
What happens without a power of attorney? (Daily Local News)
Sometimes readers suggest ideas for columns. A suggestion that has arisen more than once is: "You really should tell people what happens if they do not have a valid power of attorney."
Quincy lawyer and Medford associate arraigned in connection with real estate fraud (Medford Transcript)
A lawyer and his business associate were arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court earlier this month in connection with allegedly stealing mortgage payments from loan companies.
FORMER LAWYER GETS TWO YEAR'S JAIL, FINED RM25,000 FOR BRIBERY (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) -- A former lawyer was today sentenced to two year's jail and fined RM25,000 by the Session's Court here for offering a RM5,000 bribe to a deputy public prosecutor six years ago. Judge Akhtar Tahir ordered P.Vijayan, 44, to serve the jail sentence from today. In handing down the sentence, Akhtar Tahir, said the offence committed was a ...
Attorney Calls For Review Of Police Shooting In Waukegan (NBC 5 Chicago)
A civil rights attorney calls for an independent civil review board investigation into the police shooting death of a 17-year-old boy from Waukegan.
Attorney: Investigation needed in Waukegan teen's death (Daily Herald)
A civil rights attorney from Chicago says there should be an independent civil review board investigation into the police shooting death of a 17-year-old boy from Waukegan.
Attorney says investigation needed in police shooting of Illinois teen (Belleville News-Democrat)
A civil rights attorney from Chicago says there should be an independent civil review board investigation into the police shooting death of a 17-year-old boy from Waukegan.
Attorney Pleads Not Guilty To Conspiracy Charges (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A high-profile Los Angeles attorney who is representing victims of Hurricane Katrina in a lawsuit against the U.S. government pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of making illegal campaign contributions. Pierce O'Donnell, 61, is accused of conspiring to solicit the employees of his downtown Los Angeles law firm, O'Donnell & Associates PC, as well as other people, to contribute $26,000 to John ...
District Attorney Younger Takes Hits From the ‘Maverick Mayor’ (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Evelle J. Younger, while district attorney of Los Angeles County, drew the accusation that he was controlled by the Los Angeles Times. That allegation came from Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty.
Greenberg Traurig Attorney Sean M. Connolly Reelected to the Board of the Federal Bar Association (Centre Daily Times)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP attorney Sean M. Connolly has been reelected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). He has served on the board since 2006 and chaired the FBA's Resolutions Committee from 2006 until 2007. Connolly is the youngest of the 18 board members.
Attorney: Fort Campbell soldier did not kill detainee (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The lawyer for a Fort Campbell soldier charged with premeditated murder says the soldier did not kill an Iraqi detainee and will fight the charges. James Phillips, a Clarksville attorney, also said a hearing for Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner has been reset again to give the civilian attorneys time to travel to Iraq. Warner and 1st Lt. Michael C. Behenna, both of Oklahoma, are accused of ...
LA attorney pleads not guilty in campaign case (The Fresno Bee)
A prominent Los Angeles attorney has pleaded not guilty to charges of making illegal campaign contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of John Edwards. Read comments
LA attorney pleads not guilty in campaign case (CBS 47 Fresno)
A prominent Los Angeles attorney has pleaded not guilty to charges of making illegal campaign contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of John Edwards.
Council attorney: Don't delay hearings for mayor's ouster (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- City Council attorney William Goodman submitted his final arguments to Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Monday about potential hearings to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, arguing against any delays in the process.
`The Hills' star lawyer gets negative info cut from trial (Los Angeles Daily News)
Jason Wahler's lawyer today prevailed in getting some negative background information about his client excluded from the upcoming trial of a civil suit by a tow truck driver who alleges "The Hills" star assaulted him.
Breaking News: Attorney general candidate would have opposed DeNaples' license 3:21 p.m. (The Citizens' Voice)
HARRISBURG -- The Democratic candidate for state attorney general said he would have sought a court injunction to block the awarding of a slots license to Dunmore businessman Louis A. DeNaples had he been in office at the time.