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Top lawyer sues WA govt (Sky News Australia)
Prominent Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney is suing the West Australian government after the police named him the 'prime' and 'only' suspect in the murder of his wife.
Former Bowie County district attorney dies (Texarkana Gazette)
Former Bowie County District Attorney and Texarkana trial lawyer Lynn Cooksey will be remembered during a 10 a.m. service today at Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.
Arkansas attorney general subpoenas gas retailers (Texarkana Gazette)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday he has begun issuing subpoenas over spikes in fuel prices at 52 gas stations around the state as Hurricane Ike approached the Texas coast last weekend.
Lawyer gets three months' jail for insulting High Court judge (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: Former Singaporean lawyer Gopalan Nair was sentenced to three months' jail on Wednesday. The 58-year-old, who is now an American citizen, was found guilty of insulting High Court judge Justice Belinda Ang, in a blog posting on May 29.
Lawyer: Ill. woman charged in hit-run crash didn't hide from arrest (Belleville News-Democrat)
The lawyer for an Illinois woman charged in a hit-run crash that killed a bicyclist says she hasn't tried to hide from arrest.
Lawyer Asks For Delay Releasing Priests' Files (NBC San Diego)
A lawyer for Roman Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse asked a judge to postpone the release of his clients' confidential files to the court for two months.
Lee's Summit to pick new city attorney (The Kansas City Star)
After a national search, the city is recommending Teresa Williams, an attorney for a Colorado county, to serve as Lee’s Summit’s city attorney.
State office misdirected complaint against fake lawyer in Duluth (Pioneer Press)
DULUTH — A Minnesota board in charge of the lawyer discipline system said today it received a complaint against Howard O. Kieffer in February but that it was probably misdirected.
Cockrel taps well-known attorney as deputy mayor (Detroit Free Press)
Incoming Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. today named Saul Green, a former U.S. attorney in Detroit, as his deputy mayor.
Faux lawyer pleads not guilty (The Washington Times)
BISMARCK | 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.
Man who killed lawyer gets 15 years (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison this morning after pleading guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of lawyer Amy Kramer at her home in Overland in November 2006.
Attorney General Against New Alcoholic Energy Drink (WCSH 6 Portland)
AUGUSTA (NEWS CENTER) -- Attorney General Steve Rowe and 24 other state attorneys general called on MillerCoors LLC to drop its plan to introduce a new alcoholic energy drink called Sparks Red. Sparks Red contains as much as 8 percent alcohol by volume.
Florida attorney general gets hundreds of price-gouge complaints (Miami Herald)
Florida's attorney general's office says it has received more than 1,800 complaints about gasoline price-gouging. Hillsborough County had the most with 172 complaints, followed by Leon County with 135. The Economic Crimes Division will review the complaints.
Akron lawyer named in mortgage-fraud case (Akron Beacon Journal)
An Akron defense lawyer has been named with others as an alleged conspirator in a 106-count indictment charging 19 individuals with mortgage fraud in Summit County.
Ken Lamb, prominent Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, dies at 55 (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
LONG BEACH - Ken Lamb, a prominent Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who prosecuted some of the most high-profile case in Long Beach, has died. He was 55.
Prosecutors union files claim against state to address attorney turnover (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
An attorney representing the Association of State Prosecutors filed a claim Monday against the state of Wisconsin, the Department of Administration and the Office of State Employment Relations Monday accusing the state of refusing to bargain in good faith in an attempt to address the high rate of turnover among the states assistant district attorneys.
Cockrel Picks Fromer U.S. Attorney as Deputy Mayor (WDET-FM Detroit)
     Detroit’s incoming interim Mayor is welcoming the first member of his cabinet.      City Council President Ken Cockrel, Junior says when he is sworn into office as Mayor on Friday his Deputy Mayor, Saul Green, will also take the oath of office.      “He is a noted attorney. He is known throughout the entire country, and probably internationally, for the work that he has done. He is also a ...
N.C., S.C. Attorney Generals Investigating More Reports Of Price Gouging (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
The North Carolina attorney general has issues subpoenas for nine more gas stations accused of price gouging.
Disbarred attorney from Bedminster arrested, charged with misusing trust account (Daily Record)
A disbarred attorney was arrested Wednesday on charges she used about $5,000 from her legal trust account for her own use.
Lawyer for Omar Khadr works to drum up support for his return to Canada (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SAN FRANCISCO - Dennis Edney has reason to be frustrated. For six years, and for no pay, he's represented Canadian Omar Khadr, the next prisoner at Guantanamo Bay to face trial in a military tribunal system that the lawyer calls a sham.
Lawyer: Deporting victims may hinder Agriprocessors case (The Des Moines Register)
Waukon, Ia. - The state’s child-labor case against Agriprocessors’ owner and managers could be complicated by the fact that some of the alleged victims could be deported before trial, a defense lawyer said here today.
Atlanta's Lawyer Milloy welcomes teammates' support after arrest (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Lawyer Milloy said Wednesday he was glad to be with his teammates for the Atlanta Falcons' first practice since his DUI arrest early Monday.
Lawyer Milloy has first practice after arrest (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Flowery Branch — Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy spent his first full day with the team since his early Monday arrest on charges of driving under the influence and speeding.
Awand attorneys seek to dismiss indictment in doctor-lawyer fraud case (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Attorneys representing Howard Awand have filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against the self-proclaimed medical consultant, echoing the arguments that recently led to the dismissal of charges against another key player in an alleged doctor-lawyer conspiracy scheme.
Attorney for Kiplyn murder suspect says client can't get fair trial in Utah County (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 6:53 PM- There's no way Christopher Neal Jeppson can get a fair trial in a county saturated by media coverage of Kiplyn Davis, his attorney argued Tuesday.
Attorney general seeks adult trial in hit and run (The Des Moines Register)
The state’s attorney general’s office has asked the Iowa Supreme Court to review a juvenile court ruling involving a teenager charged with vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run accident last month in Des Moines.
10 years of Mandeville records sought by Attorney General (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The state attorney general has subpoenaed Mandeville officials for records on all companies that have done business with the city for the past 10 years, including the engineer and the local developer who bankrolled Mayor Eddie Price's Pebble Beach golf vacations.
Hoffman Case; State Attorney to Seek Death Penalty (WCTV Tallahassee)
The state attorney's office says it is pursuing the death penalty for the two men charged with murdering Tallahassee Police informant, Rachel Hoffman.
County clerk files suit against state's attorney over legal fees (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- A lawsuit filed Wednesday by McLean County Clerk Peggy Ann Milton against State’s Attorney Bill Yoder seeks $43,000 in legal fees she paid last year to defend herself against criminal charges. | Ex-employee files complaint with Dept. of Labor | Video
Attempted murder suspect needs another lawyer (The News)
NEW GLASGOW – Bradley Rico Oliver needs a new lawyer by the time he returns to New Glasgow provincial court Oct.
Attorney: Group has talked with Greeley plant for year about breaks for Muslims (Rocky Mountain News)
A volunteer attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday that CAIR has been negotiating for a year with JBS Swift & Co. about break times for Muslim workers.
Attorney General Investigating Recently-Resigned Suburban Prosecutor (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
A suburban deputy prosecutor who recently stepped down is in the midst of a criminal probe involving a teenager, the attorney general's office confirms.
Attorney General Investigating Recently-Resigned Suburban Prosecutor (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
The recent resignation of Bucks County's chief deputy district attorney comes amid reports that he has been accused of improper conduct.
Lumberton city attorney agrees to stay for awhile stay (The Fayetteville Observer)
What happened: Robert Price agreed to stay on as city attorney until March. Price has been serving as the city’s attorney on a part-time basis. He plans to return full-time to his private practice.
Alleged fake lawyer worked terrorism-related case (Winona Daily News)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts around the country testified earlier this year for one of three men convicted in a terrorism-related case, documents show.
Guard lawyer deploys to Louisiana (Rapid City Journal)
Just call him Major Hurricane. Maj. Jim Seward is actually a military lawyer in the 109th Reserve Support Group of the South Dakota National Guard, but after three hurricane-related deployments, he's getting a reputation as a hurricane expert, as well.
Florida attorney general: More than 5,000 price-gouging reports (Miami Herald)
Florida's attorney general's office says it has received more than 5,500 complaints about gasoline price-gouging as of Wednesday morning.
Suspended tackle deploys attorney (Portland Tribune)
CORVALLIS – Tavita Thompson says he has retained an attorney who has given him hopes of having his yearlong NCAA suspension reduced – perhaps in time to play against top-ranked Southern Cal next Thursday. “That’s what I’m hoping for,” says Oregon State’s ...
Attorney General Investigating Homebuilder (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs says it has referred 5 or 6 packets of mortgage documents to South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster.
Kenya: Lawyer Says Police Did Shoddy Work (AllAfrica.com)
A lawyer has described police investigations into murder allegations against Mr Thomas Cholmondeley as shoddy.
County clerk files suit against state's attorney over legal fees (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- A lawsuit filed Wednesday by McLean County Clerk Peggy Ann Milton against State’s Attorney Bill Yoder seeks $43,000 in legal fees she paid last year to defend herself against criminal charges. | Ex-employee files complaint with Dept. of Labor | Video
Lawyer says Alton man's actions didn't amount to murder (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ALTON — Chadwick Wallace's role in a terrible crime didn't amount to murder, his lawyer told a jury in Edwardsville as Wallace's trial began Wednesday.
Mexico’s inquiry faulted; lawyer slams police work in labor activist’s murder (The Toledo Blade)
A renowned Mexican human rights lawyer conducting an investigation into the murder of farm worker activist Santiago Rafael Cruz yesterday called on people in the Toledo area to send letters to the Mexican government demanding that the case be properly resolved. Speaking in Spanish to an audience of students, faculty, and activists at the University of Toledo law school, Leonel Rivero Rodriguez ...
Stoughton police chief hires new attorney (The Patriot Ledger)
Stoughton Police Chief Manuel Cachopa has fired Quincy attorney Daniel W. O’Malley and hired Boston attorney Robert A. George to defend him when he goes on trial on misconduct charges.
Defense wants doctor-lawyer conspiracy charges dropped (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Attorneys representing Howard Awand have filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against the self-proclaimed medical consultant, echoing arguments that recently led to the dismissal of charges against another key player in what prosecutors say was a doctor-lawyer conspiracy scheme.
Jeffs' attorney files motion to suppress Texas case evidence (Mohave Valley Daily News)
KINGMAN - An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Steed Jeffs filed a motion Wednesday in Mohave County Superior Court to suppress evidence obtained in an April search of Jeffs' Texas compound.
Attorney General Candidate Calls For Investigation Into High Gas Prices (Indiana's NewsCenter)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Democratic candidate for attorney general says the state should investigate gasoline pricing in Indiana. Democrat Linda Pence says gas is higher in Indiana than in 45 other states.
West Hartford Lawyer Arrested On Drug Charges (Hartford Courant)
Federal agents and town police detectives on Wednesday arrested a local lawyer on felony drug-trafficking charges.
Khadr's lawyer embarks on speaking tour to drum up public support (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SAN FRANCISCO - For six years, and for no pay, Dennis Edney has represented Omar Khadr, the next prisoner at Guantanamo Bay to face trial in a military tribunal system that the lawyer calls a sham.
Florida Attorney General files mortgage fraud suit (Sun-Sentinel)
The Florida Attorney General's Office is suing 10 companies and 15 individuals for their alleged roles in a major mortgage fraud scheme.