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Stay`s Attorney Asks to Move Trial (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
The attorney for Travis Stay have asked that his trial for a beating death be moved out of Grand Forks because media coverage has tainted the jury pool.
Lawyer ordered to apologize for Comair ads (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered a public apology from a North Carolina lawyer accused of improperly advertising his services to families of the 49 people killed in the 2006 Comair crash. Joseph Anderson has been ordered to take out full-page newspaper ads to issue the apologies. The Supreme Court issued the order Thursday in response to an investigation by the Kentucky Bar Association. ...
Commission: Lawyer was paid in lap dances (UPI)
DEKALB, Ill., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A lawyer in DeKalb, Ill., was suspended for 15 months for accepting lap dances from a female client in exchange for legal services, a commission has found.
Lawyer of terror suspect says timing of alleged training camp video ‘concerning’ (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for a man accused of being part of a terrorist plot says the release of an alleged training camp video tied to the case is "very concerning."
Richmond city attorney wins high honor (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Hassell Sr. has selected Richmond City Attorney Norman Sales to serve as a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Program. The Virginia State Bar Professionalism Program was established in 1988 and administers the Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico professionalism course. This course is mandatory for all Virginia lawyers licensed ...
Prominent lawyer Al Milian arrested on DUI charge (Miami Herald)
Al Milian, a prominent South Florida lawyer and former Broward County prosecutor, was arrested on drunk driving charges in Fort Lauderdale early Friday, according to an incident report from the Broward Sheriff's Office.
O'Neal attorney denies drug allegations (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
Ryan O'Neal's attorney denies the drug allegations following the actor's arrest.
Attorney General announces $6.95 million settlement with drug company (The Sentinel)
Attorney General Tom Corbett announced a $6.95 million settlement with Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories, which had been accused of artificially inflating the price of drugs purchased by state-funded prescription drug programs.
Florida attorney general wants feds to halt Seminole slots (Miami Herald)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum sent a letter to the federal National Indian Gaming Commission Friday demanding they step in to stop the slot machines and bank card games at the Seminoles' Hard Rock Casinos.
Baltimore attorney Murthy donates $1M to United Way of Central Maryland (BizJournals)
Baltimore attorney Sheela Murthy has donated $1 million to the United Way of Central Maryland.
Former clerk for blind attorney surrenders after stealing $15,000 (The Oregonian)
A former clerk for a blind Ashland attorney has surrendered two years after she was accused of stealing $15,000 from him. Melissa Renee Wren, 25, faces charges of aggravated theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and multiple counts of forgery.
Lawyer for White's Family Wants FBI, DOJ to Take Over (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
The lawyer for the family of Ronnie White wants the FBI and the Department of Justice to take over the investigation into his death.
Asif's lawyer says IPL tribunal delaying hearing (CricInfo)
Mohammad Asif's lawyer has criticised the IPL's drug tribunal for delaying the preliminary hearing into the bowler's violation of the ICC's anti-doping code.
Stay’s attorney asks to move trial (Wahpeton News)
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The attorney for Travis Stay has asked that his trial for a beating death be moved out of Grand Forks, saying media coverage has tainted the jury pool.
Wash. attorney general's office recommends reduction in Avista's electric and gas increases (Canadian Business)
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Washington attorney general's office and industrial customers are challenging electric and gas rate increases offered to Avista.
Lawyer accepted dances from stripper as payment (CTV.ca)
A lawyer was suspended for more than a year for accepting nude dances from a stripper as partial payment for the legal fees she owed him.
Attorney wants court to void $10,000 frivolous-suit sanction over Ogden election complaint (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 5:20 PM- Attorney Brian Barnard is asking the Utah Court of Appeals to throw out a $10,000 sanction a 2nd District Court judge slapped him with earlier this summer.
Lawyer brother of Providence, RI, mayor sentenced to 18 months for courthouse corruption (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - A federal judge sentenced the lawyer brother of the mayor of Providence, R.I., to 18 months in prison on Friday for offering to set up drug deals so his client could get a lighter sentence by alerting authorities.
OSBI Seeks Missing Duncan Lawyer (KOCO 5 Oklahoma City)
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation seeks help finding a missing lawyer who is charged with embezzlement.
Lawyer asks to waive Satterfield's attendance at hearing (The Gazette)
Former University of Iowa football player Abe Satterfield may not be appearing in court next week.Satterfield's lawyer, Alfredo Parrish of Des Moines, filed an application Friday in Johnson County District Court to waive his client's presence at the pretrial hearing, scheduled for Sept. 25. In the motion, Parrish argued that Satterfield now is attending college in Erie, Pa. and does not expect ...
Lawyer of terror suspect expresses concern over video (CBC Toronto)
The lawyer for a man accused of being part of a Toronto bomb plot says he is concerned about the release of an alleged training camp video linked to the case.
Attorney General's Office challenges Avista rate increases (KHQ Spokane)
SPOKANE, Wash. - The state attorney general's office and industrial customers are challenging electric and gas rate increases offered to Avista.
Attorney Paid With Nude Dances Gets Suspended (Law.com)
A northern Illinois attorney has been suspended for accepting nude dances as partial payment for a client's legal fees. A state attorney disciplinary commission on Thursday said Scott Robert Erwin received a 15-month suspension for agreeing to accept nude dances performed in his office by his client, who had worked as an exotic dancer, in exchange for a reduction in fees. The commission's report ...
Atherton city attorney resigns (San Jose Mercury News)
After eight years running Atherton's legal affairs, City Attorney Marc Hynes is leaving the town.
Lawyer ordered to apologize for Comair ads (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered a public apology from a North Carolina lawyer accused of improperly advertising his services to families of the 49 people killed in the 2006 Comair crash.
Attorney General announces $6.95 million settlement with drug company (The Sentinel)
Attorney General Tom Corbett announced a $6.95 million settlement with Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories, which had been accused of artificially inflating the price of drugs purchased by state-funded prescription drug programs.
Van Hollen attorney met GOP officials (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison — The lead Department of Justice attorney for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s lawsuit against the state’s election authority met with Republican Party representatives about a week before filing the suit.
Court: Defendant must keep attorney (York Daily Record)
Facing trial for the bizarre electrocution death of his wife, Toby Robert Taylor will just have to get along with his defense attorney, a judge told him Friday.
Attorney General announces $6.95 million settlement with drug company (The Sentinel)
Attorney General Tom Corbett announced a $6.95 million settlement with Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories, which had been accused of artificially inflating the price of drugs purchased by state-funded prescription drug programs.
Wake attorney: Gardner didn't break law (The News & Observer)
Wake County Attorney Scott Warren said in a letter released Friday that he does not think Commissioner Kenn Gardner broke state law when he sought public aid for a private Cary pool foundation that would later pay him $244,355 in design fees.
JAN. 5 TRIAL DATE SET: Beatty case could take months, lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
A Jan. 5 trial date was set Friday for Christine Beatty, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's chief of staff, and her lawyer, Mayer Morganroth, predicted that the trial could run through March. Morganroth said he thinks prosecutors underestimated the time for trial when they said they can present 65 witnesses in four weeks.
Attorney general McKenna sues builders groups over campaign violations (Seattle Times)
Attorney General Rob McKenna took legal action Friday against two builders groups accused of breaking state campaign-finance laws. McKenna filed a lawsuit against the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and a second lawsuit against a subsidiary of the Building Industry Association of Washington.
Client pays lawyer with private nude dances (Belleville News-Democrat)
DeKALB --A DeKalb lawyer was suspended for 15 months Thursday for arranging to have a female client perform nude dances for him in exchange for credit on her legal fees, a state commission said.
Ex-Parsippany attorney awaits sentencing (Daily Record)
Former Parsippany planning board attorney John Montefusco Sr. will be sentenced in January on his guilty plea last winter to illegally aiding a prominent developer, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said Friday.
Lawyer accepted nude dances as fee (Toronto Star)
A lawyer has been suspended for accepting nude dances from a stripper as partial payment for the legal fees she owed him.
Abusive boyfriend forced Burnsville woman to drown baby, defense attorney says (Pioneer Press)
Samantha Ann Heiges had a sock in her mouth to muffle her screams as she went through labor in the bathtub of her Burnsville apartment, her attorney said Friday in Dakota County District Court.
Bangladesh's feuding former PMs to bury hatchet: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Bangladesh's two feuding ex-premiers have agreed to meet next month to try to end their decades-long battle before polls slated for December, a lawyer who defended the leaders said Saturday.
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.
Suspended lawyer admits thefts (The Buffalo News)
A Lackawanna lawyer has pleaded guilty to stealing $101,979.52 from five real estate clients.
Asif's lawyer upset over doping hearing delays (Khaleej Times)
KARACHI- The lawyer for suspended Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has asked for his appeal against a positive doping test to be set for the earliest possible date.
Harrison hires lawyer to look into tactics (The Journal News)
HARRISON - An Eastchester lawyer has been hired to look into allegations that the Harrison Police Department uses strong-arm tactics and other inappropriate behavior when dealing with the public, town officials said.
Port Arthur lawyer jailed for stealing (Summit Sun)
JOHN AVERY, the lawyer credited with obtaining a guilty plea from the Port Arthur gunman, Martin Bryant, has been jailed in Hobart.
Attorney general hears Florence County concerns (The Iron Mountain Daily News)
FLORENCE, Wis. - Housing for criminal offenders, the recent train bridge shooting and drug enforcement were brought to the state attorney general's attention during a law enforcement and judicial roundtable meeting in Florence Friday afternoon. Hosting the meeting were Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and State Rep. Jeff Mursau, R-Crivitz. Several Florence County and state department of
OSBI seeks missing attorney (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is searching for a missing Duncan attorney who is facing charges of embezzlement.
Deny in court Smith is no longer in US embassy -- lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday challenged Solicitor-General Agnes Devanadera and Interior Undersecretary Marius Corpus to prove that his allegation Lance Corporal Daniel Smith may no longer be staying at the US embassy was wrong.
Port Arthur lawyer jailed for stealing (Ararat Advertiser)
JOHN AVERY, the lawyer credited with obtaining a guilty plea from the Port Arthur gunman, Martin Bryant, has been jailed in Hobart.
Judge Pope Rejects Defense Attorney’s Motions In Fire Case (Ashley County Ledger)
Circuit Judge Sam Pope, in a written opinion filed Thursday, July 31, denied two motions filed in June by Robert Bridewell, the attorney representing Joel David "Luke" Holland.
Bush responsible for Iraqi deaths, Vermont attorney general candidate (TurkishPress.com)
PRESSTV- Bush must be held accountable for the deaths of thousands of Iraqi civilians and US soldiers in Iraq, a Vermont attorney general candidate says.
Satterfield's lawyer seeks hearing waiver (KWWL Iowa)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former University of Iowa football player Abe Satterfield may not appear in court as scheduled next week. Satterfield's lawyer, Alfredo Parrish, filed an application Friday in Johnson County District Court to waive his client's presence at the pretrial hearing.
Satterfield's lawyer seeks hearing waiver (WOI-TV Des Moines)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former University of Iowa football player Abe Satterfield may not appear in court as scheduled next week. Satterfield's lawyer, Alfredo Parrish, filed an application Friday in Johnson County District Court to waive his client's presence at the pretrial hearing.