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Attorney General receives 261 gas gouging complaints (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
Attorney General Bill McCollum today released the following statement regarding his office's ongoing investigations into allegations of gasoline price gouging:
Attorney General reports rash of gasoline price-gouging complaints (Naples Daily News)
The Florida Attorney General’s Office said Saturday evening that it had received more than 250 complaints in the past couple of days regarding gasoline price gouging, resulting from Hurricane Ike. A specific breakdown on complaints from Collier, Lee or other Florida counties wasn’t immediately available.
Dodo may appeal doping suspension, says lawyer (The Star)
SAO PAULO: Former Brazil striker Dodo (pic) 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.
Lawyer says Dodo may appeal doping suspension (San Diego Union-Tribune)
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.
Lawyer: Woman In NY Police Body-Slam Was Drunk (WCBS-TV New York)
A government lawyer says a woman was drunk and interfering with police when an officer body-slammed her and knocked her unconscious. Yonkers city lawyer Peter Meisels made the claim in court Friday. But the woman's lawyer, Gary Certain, said two other officers have testified she wasn't getting in their way.
Attorney General's Statement On Invoking Gouging Law (WYFF 4 Greenville)
"President Bush has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana and Texas due to Hurricane Ike. Pursuant to SC Code Section 39-5-145, the attorney general now gives notice of an "abnormal disruption of the market" for gasoline and other petroleum products in South Carolina.
Assistant State Attorney General to speak at session on gas leases (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
DICKINSON -- Southern Tier residents seeking legal advice for dealing with natural gas prospectors will find it Tuesday at a forum with an assistant state attorney general.
Roger Makley, Ohio attorney who represented Pete Rose, dies (San Jose Mercury News)
Roger Makley, the attorney who represented Pete Rose when he sought reinstatement to Major League Baseball, has died. He was 74.
Idaho Supreme Court censures Boise lawyer (KTVB Boise)
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.
Attorney General Jay Nixon campaigns rural Missouri (KHQA Quincy)
By Alexis Hunt Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 10:39 p.m. BOWLING GREEN, MO -- Attorney General Jay Nixon continues his aggressive push for the Governor's Mansion.
Walk of Hope remembers Oklahoma city attorney (The Oklahoman)
Cancer is an indiscriminate killer. It doesn't care if you're a three-time felon or a candidate for sainthood. And cancer came for Laura Cross, an early proponent of hospice care and a prominent Oklahoma City health care attorney. With a career that spanned five decades and two professions, Cross touched the lives of many in the state as she fought for better treatment for the dying, both ...
Delafield attorney wins bronze in sailing at Paralympic Games (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
John Ruf, an attorney who lives in the Town of Delafield, won a bronze medal Saturday in sailing at the Paralympic Games...
Supreme Court issues public censure for Boise lawyer (The Times-News)
A Boise lawyer on probation until 2013 for a misdemeanor crime has been publicly censured by the Idaho Supreme Court, according to a letter this week from the Idaho State Bar.
4:45 p.m.— Attorney General set to have 3 working phone numbers by Monday (Pacific Daily News)
The Office of the Attorney General will have three working telephone lines by Monday, according to a news release from the office. On Friday, all office telephone lines abruptly went down and technicians traced the problem to a faulty server.
Attorney candidates talk about the issues (The Arizona Republic)
Leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, The Republic is posing questions to Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Phoenix attorney Tim Nelson. This week's question: What laws would you like to see enacted during the next legislative session? Are there any you will lobby for?
Ex-Prison Psychologist Deserves New Trial On Sex Charge, Lawyer Tells High Court (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A former Arkansas prison psychologist convicted of having sex with a severely depressed and suicidal state inmate deserves a new trial because the state failed to prove her confession was voluntary, her lawyer argued Thursday before the state Supreme Court.
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.
Attorney general hopefuls speak Monday (Billings Gazette)
Attorney general candidates Steve Bullock and Tim Fox will speak with Downtown Rotary Club members at 2 p.m. Monday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the third floor.
St. John's lawyer claims client's rights denied in weekend court appearance (The Telegram)
A St. John’s lawyer is questioning whether first appearances in provincial court should be held by teleconference.
Attorney General Issues Subpoenas In Central Florida Price Gouging Complaints (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's office announced Sunday that subpoenas have been issued to Central Florida gas stations that are accused raising the price of gasoline because of the effects of Hurricane Ike.
Divided Bellingham officials oust longtime town attorney (The Milford Daily News)
Selectmen have ousted longtime Town Counsel Lee Ambler, voting 3-2 to appoint Blatman, Bobrowski & Mead, LLC as the town's new attorney.
Attorney General's office fields Florida gasoline price gouging complaints (Orlando Sentinel)
The Attorney General's office said Sunday morning that it has received 317 complaints about gasoline price gouging related to Hurricane Ike, as of 11 a.m.
Attorney General: If you see gas over $4.50 please call (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
WINK News spoke to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum Sunday about the possibility of gas price gouging in Southwest Florida.
Winston Peters' lawyer due at committee (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Winston Peters' lawyer, Brian Henry, is set to be the last person called in front of Parliament's privileges committee before it decides the New Zealand First leader's fate.
County enters agreement with Attorney General (Bandera Bulletin)
Commissioners Aug. 28 unanimously approved a cooperative agreement with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The contract, a renewed agreement incepted several years ago, allots a certain percentage to be returned to the county for local customer service provided on state case registries for child support.
Lawyer: Woman In Police Body-Slam Was Drunk (WNBC)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A government lawyer said a woman was drunk and interfering with police when an officer body-slammed her and knocked her unconscious.
Attorney general to investigate rising gas prices (WCNC Charlotte)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- State Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to mail subpoenas this week to look into consumer complaints of price gouging at some gas stations across North Carolina.
Attorney General To Investigate Rising Gas Prices (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- State Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to mail subpoenas this week to look into consumer complaints of price gouging at some gas stations across North Carolina.
Attorney General's Office investigating price gouging claims (ABC 7 Gulfshore News)
The Florida Attorney General's Office says it's asking four companies for documentation on the prices they paid for gasoline and the price at which they sold it as they investigate possible gas gouging.
Florida state attorney questions jumps in prices for four gas corporations (The Palm Beach Post)
The state attorney general today issued subpoenas to find out whether Floridians are getting illegally gouged by gas prices after Hurricane Ike disrupted production at oil refineries in Texas.
Attorney: From Day 1, Gilbert wanted to accept responsibility (Brattleboro Reformer)
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.
Watchung lawyer promoted to partner at Morristown firm (The Somerset Reporter)
Kristin Hayes Watchung resident Kristin Hayes was recently promoted to partner at the Morristown law firm Wiley Malehorn Sirota & Raynes. She joined the firm as an associate in 2000 and was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2006,...
LaBeouf lawyer asks for witnesses to accident (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf could have a long road before him as he recovers from the accident that crushed his hand, his lawyer says. LaBeouf, 22, was injured in a late-night crash last Sunday in West Hollywood that flipped his truck.
Correction: Attorney general race (KMTR Eugene)
In a story about Oregon attorney general candidate John Kroger, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he had only one minor-party opponent.
Genshaft attorney: All profits must go to new park (The Massillon Independent)
Buried in a public records request full of convoluted legalese, attorney Craig Conley claims the city should invest all of the revenue from the potential sale of Arthur Genshaft Memorial Park – $3.4 million – into rebuilding ballfields at Community Park.
Suspected terrorist challenges Canadian detention (AP via Yahoo! News)
A suspected Syrian terrorist who has spent seven years in mostly segregated custody in Canada is claiming that his indefinite detention without charge or trial amounts to cruelty, his lawyer said Sunday.
Armory Art Center exhibit to highlight living, giving of attorney Montgomery (The Palm Beach Post)
The Armory Art Center will host an exhibit celebrating the life of attorney and philanthropist Robert M. Montgomery Jr. beginning Saturday.
Superintendent’s lawyer warns school board about treatment of client (The Athens News)
Superintendent’s lawyer warns school board about treatment of client
Jammu and Kashmir police order inquiry into beating of a lawyer (New Kerala)
Srinagar, Sep 14 : Jammu and Kashmir police today ordered an inquiry into the beating up of a lawyer by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Amira Kadal near here yesterday.
Lawyer: Former Norfolk assessor acted legally (The Register Citizen)
NORFOLK - The lawyer representing the town of Norfolk vindicated a former town assessor who resigned last month after a handful of residents accused her of wrongdoing. Attorney Lisa Zaccardelli wrote a letter addressed to Norfolk First Selectman Susan Dyer dated Sept. 4 to address whether Norfolk assessor Barbara Bigos had the legal authority to make adjustments based upon her education, ...
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.
MYSTERY SURROUNDING SIRUL'S HOUSE KEY REMAINS UNEXPLAINED, SAYS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, Sept 15 (Bernama) -- Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar's lawyer, Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin, said today that the prosecution had failed to explain the mystery in regard to his client's house key.
Audit panel wants Attorney General's Opinion On Hardin Buyout (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- The Legislature's audit committee said Friday it would seek an attorney general's opinion on the legality of the University of Central Arkansas' buyout of UCA President Lu Hardin's contract.
Suu Kyi 'Malnourished' After Refusing Food Supplies - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
YANGON (AFP)--Myanmar's detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is malnourished after refusing most food supplies for four weeks, her lawyer said Monday after meeting her doctor.
Attorney-General welcomes terrorism convictions (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has welcomed the convictions of six men who were found guilty of forming a Melbourne-based terrorist cell.
Florida state attorney questions jumps in prices for four gas corporations (The Palm Beach Post)
The state attorney general today issued subpoenas to find out whether Floridians are getting illegally gouged by gas prices after Hurricane Ike disrupted production at oil refineries in Texas.
'Catholic guilt' makes a lawyer volunteer (The Post-Standard)
A couple of weeks ago, lawyer Frank Miller was sitting at Mass in St. Matthew Church in East Syracuse as the Rev. Joseph Clemente discussed the new Talk To A Lawyer program starting up soon in the parish.
Missouri Recounts for Attorney General Democratic Primary and State Senate Democratic Primaries Certified (Kansas City InfoZine)
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced the certified results from the recounts of the Attorney General Democratic primary election and two State Senate Democratic primaries.
Lawyer refuses to speculate on terrorism trial appeal (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for a man found guilty of leading a terrorist cell has refused to speculate on whether or not there will be an appeal.
Drunk-tank video doesn't prove assault: lawyer (CBC)
Videotape showing guards roughly handling a man brought into the St. John's lockup does not prove assault, a defence lawyer says.