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Case against lawyer-son of acquitted Air India suspect to proceed (Ottawa Citizen)
Jaspreet Singh Malik, the lawyer-son of former Air India bombing suspect Ripudaman Singh Malik, has lost his bid to get a dishonourable-conduct case against him thrown out.
N.M. attorney general touts new meth-education program (The Farmington Daily Times)
FARMINGTON — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King said Thursday that federal funds granted to the state to fight methamphetamine abuse would go to the Aztec Boys and Girls Club as one of three state pilot programs to teach children about the dangers of the drug.
Jury selection for retrial in Palm Desert attorney strangling today (The Desert Sun)
Jury selection is scheduled today in the retrial of a homeless man accused of strangling a retired Orange County attorney at his Palm Desert mobile home during a 2006 sexual encounter.
Attorney General Troy King Vows to Enforce Price Gouging Law (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
Attorney General Troy King said that Alabama's price gouging law was triggered and went into effect with the Governor's declaration of a state of emergency earlier this afternoon.  General King has vowed to use the resources of his office to enforce it.
Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy arrested on DUI, speeding charges in suburban Atlanta (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy has been arrested on DUI and speeding charges in suburban Atlanta. Authorities say the 34-year-old player was released from jail Monday morning after posting bond of more than $1,600. He was arrested about five hours earlier.
Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy charged with DUI and speeding (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy has been arrested on DUI and speeding charges in suburban Atlanta.
Palm Desert lawyer to speak about POW slave labor (The Desert Sun)
Trial lawyer and author James Parkinson will speak at the Palm Desert Rotary tomorrow.
Peters' lawyer to explain discrepancies (The New Zealand Herald)
Winston Peters' lawyer Brian Henry will be under pressure today to explain glaring inconsistencies between the story he previously gave to Parliament's privileges committee and evidence tabled last week by businessman Owen Glenn.
Falcons' Lawyer Milloy Arrested on DUI Charges (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
According to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Atlanta Falcons’ Lawyer Milloy was arrested in Gwinnett County on speeding and DUI charges early Monday morning.
Tanya Kach's lawyer to appeal case dismissal (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A lawyer for a former McKeesport student who went missing for a decade and surfaced as a kidnapping victim today filed a notice of appeal, intended to dispute a federal judge's dismissal of claims she made against her captor's employers.
Attorney general hopefuls speak Monday (Billings Gazette)
Attorney general candidates Steve Bullock and Tim Fox will speak with Downtown Rotary Club members at 12 p.m. today at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the third floor.
Evanston attorney elected president of state bar (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - September 15, 2008 1:16 PM ET CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Evanston attorney Richard Lavery has been elected president of the Wyoming State Bar.
Attorney General's Office Recommends TPD Change Informant Policies (WCTV Tallahassee)
The Attorney General's Office is recommending changes in the way the Tallahassee Police Department handles its informants.
Attorney General's Office Receives Massive Fuel Cost Complaints (FOX 6 News Birmingham)
The Alabama Attorney General's Office has received more than 1,500 complaints since Friday concerning rising gasoline prices...
Schizophrenic Ottawa man accused of killing father tries to fire lawyer (Ottawa Citizen)
Confusion reigned in an Ottawa courtroom Monday after a schizophrenic man accused of killing his father told court he wanted to fire his lawyer.
Saudi Arabia: Lift Travel Ban on Saudi Rights Lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, September 15, 2008) – The Saudi government should immediately lift a travel ban on Saudi human rights lawyer Abd al-Rahman al-Lahim, a winner of the 2008 Human Rights Defender award, Human ...
Attorney General: Gouging Won't Be Tolerated (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
Subpoenas are being sent out Monday to gas stations in North Carolina in response to consumer complaints that accuse the stations of charging excessive prices for gasoline, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced at a press conference.
Texas Attorney General Opens Child Support Hotline For Parents Affected by Hurricane Ike 9/15/08 (CBS 7 West Texas)
Due to mail delivery disruptions caused by Hurricane Ike, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged affected parents who receive child support through the mail to call (800) 252-8014 for information about their payments.
NJ Attorney General Subpoenas Arbitron Over PPM (FMQB)
Following New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo 's announcement last week that he would investigate Arbitron 's PPM methodology, now New Jersey AG Anne Milgram has issued a subpoena to the ratings company.
N.C. attorney general investigating gas gouging (The Fayetteville Observer)
RALEIGH — State Attorney General Roy Cooper is investigating whether gasoline retailers who raised their prices Friday or Saturday violated the state’s price-gouging law.
Lawyer for convicted deli killer says witness may have lied (The Jersey Journal)
The lawyer for the man convicted of killing a Jersey City mother of three while robbing her Heights deli argued today that the court should order prosecutors to turn over records he says may show a key witness lied. Antwan...
Alleged fake lawyer from Duluth won't represent self at trial (Pioneer Press)
BISMARCK, N.D. — A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Attorney General Issues TPD Confidential Informant Review (WCTV Tallahassee)
Attorney General highlights problems, makes recommendations
Lawyer denies job offer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Hobart lawyer Stephen Estcourt has denied he was ever offered the position of Tasmania's Solicitor General.
State attorney investigating complaints of gasoline price-gouging (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
In the wake of rapidly soaring gas prices over the weekend, state Attorney General Henry McMaster received more than 3,000 complaints of price gouging and has begun to investigate.
Former Anthrax Suspect Fights Journalist's Appeal, May Request Attorney Fees (Law.com)
USA Today relating to the Hatfill case. If the case is returned to the district court, Hatfill will seek attorney fees, according to the motion. Locy said she anticipates the lawyer bills would be "far greater" than the contempt fines. "This is beyond greed. It's beyond vindictive," Locy said.
Man accused of being fake lawyer pleads not guilty (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in 10 states including Kentucky has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges, and says he does not intend to act as his own attorney in the case. Court records say Howard O. Kieffer, 53, represented a number of clients, including a former St. Louis Blues hockey player who pleaded guilty to plotting to kill his agent, and a Colorado ...
Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy charged with DUI and speeding (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy was arrested on DUI and speeding charges in suburban Atlanta early Monday, just hours after Atlanta lost to Tampa Bay.
Mystery of Sirul’s house key remains unexplained, says lawyer (The Borneo Post)
SHAH ALAM: Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar’s lawyer, Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin, said yesterday that the prosecution had failed to explain the mystery in regard to his client’s house key.
Palin's lawyer: Monegan fired for 'rogue mentality' (Anchorage Daily News)
Walt Monegan lost his job as public safety commissioner because he resisted Gov. Sarah Palin's budget policies and ultimately showed "outright insubordination," say papers the governor's lawyer filed today with the state Personnel Board.
Attorney General's Office to offer help reviewing Good Sam allegations (Albert Lea Tribune)
The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office will be offering its assistance to Freeborn County Attorney Craig Nelson as he reviews the allegations of abuse at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea, Nelson said Monday.
Attorney general hopefuls speak Monday (Billings Gazette)
Attorney general candidates Steve Bullock and Tim Fox will speak with Downtown Rotary Club members at 12 p.m. today at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the third floor.
Attorney general warns against 'storm-chasing' contractors (The Gleaner)
Attorney General Jack Conway wants victims of Sunday’s devastating windstorm to know that the Emergency Declaration Governor Steve Beshear signed on Friday to prevent price gouging in the Commonwealth also covers all emergency and building supplies which would include generators. He also cautions storm victims to be leery of fly-by-night contractors.
Lawyer In Ted White Trial Contacts Jurors, Faces Contempt Trial (FOX 4 News Kansas City)
A civil trial jury awarded Ted White $16 million earlier this month after he spent almost 6 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now a lawyer involved in that trial will have to face a judge himself.
Channel Three Poll: Attorney General (WCAX-TV Vermont)
If the election for Attorney General were held today, would Vermonters vote for Democrat Bill Sorrell, Republican Karen Kerin or another candidate?
Late-term abortion provider says attorney out to get him (Winston-Salem Journal)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Above the law or victim of a prosecutor's obsession? Dr. George Tiller, who is among the nation's few late-term abortion providers, filed papers yesterday asking to suppress evidence in a criminal case against him and claiming outrageous conduct by former state Attorney General Phill Kline.
Judge's lawyer seeks record of earlier dismissal (Knoxville News Sentinel)
The lawyer defending a Cocke County judge accused of official misconduct has filed a request for records showing that the same allegation was previously dismissed.
New state attorney axes half of her investigators (The Florida Times-Union)
In her first large-scale personnel move since being elected state attorney, Angela Corey, informed half the office's investigators Monday they won't be rehired when she takes office in January.
Lawyer Milloy gets DUI charge (Boston Herald)
Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy was arrested on DUI and speeding charges in suburban Atlanta early yesterday, just hours after his team lost to Tampa Bay. "Any time...
Attorney's lawsuit slashed in court (The Fresno Bee)
Local attorney Michael McGinnis says he couldn't have a private meeting with his client inside the Fresno County Jail.
In O.C. murder trial, boyfriend helped dump body but didn't kill, his attorney argues (Los Angeles Times)
In closing arguments, Ian Allen's attorney argues that his girlfriend, Rachael Mullenix, killed her mother, and he confessed to the slaying out of love. Prosecutors say it took two to kill her. Ian W. Allen's attorney acknowledges that soon after Barbara Mullenix was stabbed and slashed to death in her Huntington Beach bedroom on Sept. 13, 2006, Allen helped stuff her body in a cardboard ...
LAWYER CHARGED WITH ASKING CLIENT MONEY TO BRIBE POLICE (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 (Bernama) -- A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to asking RM40,000 from a client supposedly to bribe the police.
LAWYER CALLS FOR SIRUL'S ACQUITTAL (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, Sept 16 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin today asked the High Court here to acquit Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar of murdering Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu without calling him to enter defence.
THIRD VIDEO TAPE WOULD CLEAR EUSOFF CHIN FROM ALLEGATION, SAYS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 (Bernama) -- A third-video clip would clear former Chief Justice Tun Eusoff Chin from an allegation that his 1994 New Zealand holiday trip was arranged for and paid by lawyer Datuk V.K.Lingam, the High Court (Appellate and Special Powers Division) heard today.
Man accused of being fake lawyer won't defend self (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges _ and won't be representing himself at trial. Howard O. Kieffer, 53, is director of Federal Defense Associates, of Santa Ana, Calif., which promises clients "specialized, creative and tenacious criminal defense, post-conviction representation and zealous Bureau ...
Man accused of being fake lawyer won't defend self (The Charlotte Observer)
A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges - and won't be representing himself at trial. Howard O. Kieffer, 53, is director of Federal Defense Associates, of Santa Ana, Calif., which promises clients "specialized, creative and tenacious criminal defense, post-conviction representation and zealous Bureau of Prisons ...
Howell studies township attorney post (Asbury Park Press)
Members of the township's governing body say they have spent the past eight months researching the benefits of turning the township attorney position in Howell into a full-time job rather than a political appointment.
Running mates disagree about Democrat's reappointment to county attorney post (Asbury Park Press)
A Monmouth County Republican freeholder candidate said his running mate, Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, broke a promise when she supported the reappointment of a Democrat as assistant county attorney during a vote last week.
Legislator, attorney see no conflict in votes (The Charlotte Observer)
State Sen. David Hoyle didn't violate state ethics laws when he voted to fund an expressway in Gaston County even though the road could benefit him financially, a legislative attorney said last week. Hoyle, a Gaston Democrat, invested in 327 acres two years ago near a proposed exit for the planned Garden Parkway. He then took at least three votes in the General Assembly to advance the road and ...
Attorney General launches probe into rising gas prices (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
RALEIGH (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.