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Governor Names Attorney In Election Lawsuit (CBS 5 Green Bay)
Governor Jim Doyle has appointed Madison attorney Lester Pines to represent Wisconsin election officials in a lawsuit demanding they confirm tens of thousands of voters' identities.
Governor Names Attorney In Election Lawsuit (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Jim Doyle has appointed Madison attorney Lester Pines to represent Wisconsin election officials in a lawsuit demanding they confirm tens of thousands of voters' identities.
Poll shows governor, attorney general with huge leads over opponents (Deseret Morning News)
Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and GOP Attorney General Mark Shurtleff still hold commanding leads in their re-election efforts, a new Deseret News/KSL-TV poll shows.
Iowa Attorney General says no charges will be filed against Waterloo Police Chief Tom Jennings (KWWL Iowa)
Assistant Attorney General Scott Brown, Director of the Area Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General's Office, informed Black Hawk County Attorney Thomas J. Ferguson on Friday that the Attorney General's office is not filing charges naming Waterloo Police Chief Tom Jennings relating to an incident hear Jennings' home on August 20 involving Jennings and a 16-year-old male.
Lawyer says former Brazil striker Dodo may appeal doping suspension (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Former Brazil striker Dodo is considering appealing to the Brazilian legal system to try to revert the doping suspension handed to him by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, his lawyer said on Friday.
Attorney General Wants Seminoles To Shut Down Games (The Tampa Tribune)
TALLAHASSEE Attorney Barry Richard told The Tampa Tribune and other media outlets that the Seminole tribe is going to keep offering the casino games approved in the compact that the Supreme Court has declared invalid.
Pompano attorney stripped of license, sentenced to 10 years (Sun-Sentinel)
A Pompano Beach attorney stripped of his law license will spend 10 years in prison for stealing more than $300,000 from clients, prosecutor David Schulson said Friday.
City Attorney Aguirre To Pay $1,500 Fine (KGTV San Diego)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre agreed to pay a $1,500 fine for soliciting campaign contributions from city employees, the San Diego Ethics Commission announced Friday.
Attorney General Investigates Price Gouging (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked Arkansas residents to contact his office if they suspect gasoline price gouging in their hometown.
Top lawyer to be honored (The Somerset Reporter)
Alan Wohl of Bridgewater, a partner at Wohl Goldstein & Zalewski in Somerville, has been named Professional Lawyer of the Year by the Somerset County Bar Association. He will be honored at a luncheon on Friday, Sept. 26 at the...
Outside attorney investigating Tempe complaints (The Arizona Republic)
Tempe has hired a high-profile Phoenix employment and labor-law attorney to ''conduct a fact-finding/personnel investigation into the complaints raised by a number'' of the city's Water Utilities Departmentemployees, according to a letter from Tempe City Attorney Andrew Ching.
Cosgrove admits 'judicial misconduct' but should not be removed: Lawyer (The Brockville Recorder and Times)
The lawyer for an Ontario judge under examination by a disciplinary panel for his conduct during a murder trial said Thursday his client's dramatic apology [...]
Group hires lawyer who fought Oak Island annexation (The Wilmington Star-News)
A group opposing Oak Island's annexation has hired the same lawyer who successfully fought off the town's attempt to grab a similar area in 2003.
Lawyer calls for improvements to Garibaldi victims' medical agreements (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
An Adelaide lawyer who is representing 20 people affected by the 1995 Garibaldi food poisoning outbreak says he wants to improve aspects of their lifetime medical care agreement.
Former attorney charged with stealing $2M in mortgage stacking scheme (7 News Boston)
WOBURN, Mass. -- A former Somerville real estate attorney is accused of stealing millions of dollars in a mortgage scheme.
Singapore’s Attorney—General sues The Wall Street Journal Asia (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Philippines News)
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Attorney General is taking The Wall Street Journal Asia and its editors to court for contempt.
Oldham resigns from county attorney office (Grand Island Independent)
Michelle Oldham has resigned as chief deputy Hall County attorney, effective Oct. 10.
Democrat is also GOP nominee for attorney general (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
PORTLAND -- Democrat John Kroger is in the rare position of also being the Republican nominee for Oregon attorney general, about as close to a sure bet for the November general election as there can be.
LeRoy lawyer files lawsuit to stop state park closures (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- LeRoy lawyer and doctor Tom Pliura lodged a lawsuit in McLean County Circuit Court on Friday, arguing that Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources lack the legal power to close 11 state parks as planned Nov. 1. | Motion: Temporary Restraining Order(PDF) | Pliura's IDNR suit (PDF)
Attorney general's actions lauded over funeral charges (Rocky Mountain News)
Rep. Debbie Stafford, D-Aurora, praised the actions of the Colorado attorney general's office against Drinkwine Mortuary for allegedly failing to place funds from pre-need sales into a separate trust.
Yonkers lawyer: Woman in brutality suit was drunk and interfering with officers (The Journal News)
The woman at the center of a high-profile Yonkers police brutality case was extremely drunk and obstructing police officers in the incident where another officer is accused of slamming her face-first to the ground, a lawyer for the city said yesterday.
Judge David Sam and attorney M. Dayle Jeffs honored (Provo Daily Herald)
Provo attorney M. Dayle Jeffs and David Sam, senior federal judge for the District of Utah David were honored Friday by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Central Utah Chapter for distinguished service to the legal profession and the community.
Assistant state attorney suspended for carrying gun in Fort Lauderdale (Sun-Sentinel)
An assistant state attorney best known for defending "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz was suspended from his post Friday after officials say he was twice seen carrying a gun in plain sight.
Lawyer starts 6-month jail term (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield lawyer David R. O'Desky reported to Hampden Superior Court on Friday to begin serving a term of six months at the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.
Commissioner hires lawyer (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
AUBURN - Commissioner Helen Poulin has hired a lawyer to help preserve her seat on the three-member Androscoggin County board.
Attorney General's Office investigating Benton County coroner (Tri-City Herald)
E-mails obtained by the Herald confirm the state Attorney General's Office has been investigating the Benton County coroner since June, but neither the state agency nor the Benton County prosecutor will say what prompted the probe.
Butler Co. coroner rules Hamilton lawyer's shooting death a suicide (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A Hamilton lawyer's shooting death was a suicide, the Butler County coroner ruled Friday.
Volker opponent questions use of staff attorney (The Buffalo News)
The battle over State Sen. Dale M. Volker's 59th District seat heated up Friday with supporters of Kathy Konst accusing the longtime state lawmaker of forcing a staff attorney to illegally do election work on taxpayer time.
Attorney: From Day 1, Gilbert wanted to accept responsibility (Brattleboro Reformer)
Saturday, September 13 BRATTLEBORO -- From the day attorney Kevin Griffin took over the defense of Brian Gilbert, the man accused in the shooting death of Douglas Bartlett in 2005, he told his attorney he wanted to accept responsibility for his actions.
Police hunt 2 maids in killing of old lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The body of 88-year-old lawyer Emilio Venegas of 22 Mindanao Avenue, Barangay (village) Bagong Pag-asa in Project 6, was found dead in his home on Friday.
Attorney General Investigates Price Gouging (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked Arkansas residents to contact his office if they suspect gasoline price gouging in their hometown.
Suu Kyi to appeal to Myanmar junta for her release: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will soon submit her first-ever personal appeal for release to Myanmar's ruling junta, her lawyer told AFP Saturday.
LeRoy lawyer files lawsuit to stop state park closures (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- LeRoy lawyer and doctor Tom Pliura lodged a lawsuit in McLean County Circuit Court on Friday, arguing that Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources lack the legal power to close 11 state parks as planned Nov. 1. | Motion: Temporary Restraining Order(PDF) | Pliura's IDNR suit (PDF)
Ohio attorney who represented Pete Rose dies (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Associated Press - September 13, 2008 11:05 AM ET DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Attorney Roger Makley, who represented Pete Rose as the baseball great sought reinstatement from Major League Baseball, has...
Ohio attorney who represented Pete Rose dies (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Attorney Roger Makley, who represented Pete Rose as the baseball great sought reinstatement from Major League Baseball, has died. He was 74.
Facts about candidates for Pa. attorney general (Centre Daily Times)
Biographical facts about the three candidates in the Nov. 4 election for state attorney general:
Makley, attorney who represented Rose, dies at 74 (ESPN)
Roger Makley, the attorney who represented Pete Rose when he sought reinstatement from Major League Baseball, has died. He was 74.
Ohio lawyer Roger Makley, who represented Pete Rose, dies (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
DAYTON, Ohio - Roger Makley, the lawyer who represented Pete Rose when he sought reinstatement from Major League Baseball, has died. He was 74.
Pete Rose's lawyer dies (Slam! Sports)
DAYTON, Ohio - Roger Makley, the lawyer who represented Pete Rose when he sought reinstatement from Major League Baseball, has died. He was 74.
Lawyer for U of I player wants separate trials (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - September 13, 2008 2:14 PM ET IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A lawyer for former University of Iowa football player Abe Satterfield wants to suppress statements the former player...
Lawyer for U of I player wants separate trials (KWWL Iowa)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A lawyer for former University of Iowa football player Abe Satterfield wants to suppress statements the former player made to U of I football coach Kirk Ferentz and other university officials.
Clark County prosecuting attorney says he's investigating local gas prices (The Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald)
Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Blake Batson Friday announced that his office will be investigating the price of gasoline in the county.
Attorney Who Represented Pete Rose Dies (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
Attorney Roger Makley, who represented Pete Rose as the baseball great sought reinstatement from Major League Baseball, has died.
Idaho Supreme Court censures Boise lawyer (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - September 13, 2008 4:04 PM ET TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The state's highest court has publicly censured a 33-year-old Boise lawyer and former Idaho Supreme Court clerk who was...
Idaho Supreme Court censures Boise lawyer (The Olympian)
The state's highest court has publicly censured a 33-year-old Boise lawyer and former Idaho Supreme Court clerk who was charged during an Internet sting operation in 2005.
Illinois attorney general looks into gas price gouging reports (The State Journal-Register)
CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general’s office is investigating reports of possible gasoline price gouging.
Slain Dancer's Attorney May Soon Get Key Text Messages (ClickOnDetroit)
The attorney for the son of an exotic dancer killed in a drive-by shooting after she allegedly danced at a rumored Manoogian Mansion party hopes to have key text messages to help in the case to solve her killing.
Miss. Attorney General Gets Calls About Rising Gas Prices (WAPT Jackson)
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says increasing gas prices have prompted a flurry of calls to his office from concerned motorists.
Accused Phony Lawyer Once Worked On Cases In Georgia, Records Show (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Howard O. Kieffer is scheduled to be in a courtroom this week, charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of false statements in impersonating a lawyer. He'll be a defendant.
Illinois attorney general looks into gas price gouging reports (Rockford Register Star)
The Illinois attorney general’s office is investigating reports of possible gasoline price gouging. The office has received several consumer complaints of retail gasoline price spikes in southern Illinois and around the Springfield area, said spokeswoman Robyn Ziegler.