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Bad management not a crime, Lamarche lawyer argues (Ottawa Citizen)
Deception was not involved in the $15,000 travel advances requested by former privacy commissioner George Radwanski, a lawyer for his former chief of staff Arthur Lamarche argued Friday.
St. Pete Lawyer Accused Of DUI, Possessing Cocaine (The Tampa Tribune)
ST. PETE BEACH A St. Petersburg lawyer was arrested late Thursday on charges of drunken driving and possession of cocaine, Pinellas County Jail records show.
SC attorney general renews gouging investigation (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is renewing the state's prohibition on price gouging as he continues to investigate soaring gas prices.
Mother of dead baby weeps as lawyer waives hearing in murder case (The Buffalo News)
Alicia Zebrun quietly wept as her lawyer this afternoon waived a preliminary evidence hearing and City Judge Craig D. Hannah ordered her held for grand jury action in the death of her newborn baby girl.
Pollitt's lawyer asks for review of 'Code Red' (New London Day)
SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt is asking Southbury officials to review why the town first selectman's activated an emergency
Attorney may avoid further discipline in autograph case (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ST. CHARLES COUNTY -- A disciplinary panel has recommended a that St. Charles County attorney have his license retroactively suspended for his role in leading a client to believe an autographed baseball could get her felony charges reduced.
Johnson's Attorney Calls Fed Accusations "Nit-Picky" (News10 Sacramento)
Federal accusations of misusing federal funds against Kevin Johnson and St. HOPE are "a big bowl of steam" without substance, claims Johnson's attorney.
Walpole lawyer gets 5 years in insurance scam (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A Walpole lawyer has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty in a scam to inflate medical bills to insurance companies. Personal injury lawyer...
Lake Co. board candidate says state's attorney enables pedophiles (Daily Herald)
A Lake County Board candidate on Friday said State's Attorney Michael Waller and his staff enable pedophiles to attack children.
Attorney-turned-strip club owner David Wasserman commits suicide (Orlando Sentinel)
Not long ago, David Wasserman was a high-powered attorney for the adult-entertainment industry who wore $100 ties, lived in the country-club community of Heathrow and had an office overlooking Park Avenue in Winter Park.
Attorney: Police exaggerated condition of boy in hot car (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An attorney representing a woman charged with leaving a 3-year-old boy locked in a hot car earlier this month accused witnesses Friday of exaggerating the boy's condition. Defense lawyer Fred Peters, who represents Tanuja Patel of Lexington, questioned Officer Grace Asher's claim that 3-year-old Ryan was profusely sweating and unconscious when she found him locked in a Honda Odyssey at ...
Utah lawyer can question, videotape Terry Nichols (Deseret Morning News)
A judge ordered the government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer who is trying to learn more about the federal investigation behind the 1995 bombing.
Rapist's lawyer asks for review of 'Code Red' (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt is asking Southbury officials to review why the town first selectman's activated an emergency alert system when Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
RI attorney general approves $2M sale of WRNI (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch has approved the $2 million sale of Rhode Island's public radio station.
Walpole lawyer gets 5 years in insurance scam (Boston Globe)
A Walpole lawyer has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty in a scam to inflate medical bills to insurance companies.
Utah lawyer can question, videotape Terry Nichols (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge ordered the government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer who is trying to learn...
Utah lawyer can question, videotape Terry Nichols (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A judge has told the federal government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer.
Lawyer Indicted for Forging Will of Brother Killed in Plane Crash (Law.com)
Well-known Pennsylvania lawyer John Karoly Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of conspiring with his son and a doctor to fabricate wills to add himself as a beneficiary after his brother, also a lawyer, and sister-in-law were killed in a plane crash. Karoly's lawyer says none of the three are guilty and that Karoly was targeted because he is a prominent lawyer who has ...
Pa. attorney general tours Children's Advocacy Center (The Evening Sun)
Adams County's Children's Advocacy Center celebrated its second anniversary Friday with a visit from state Attorney General Tom Corbett.
Italy: Lawyer Accused of Using a Double (New York Times)
An Italian lawyer has been charged with fraud and false representation because she is suspected of having her identical twin sister fill in for her during court hearings.
Attorney says pair just followed norm (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Knox County Commissioners Scott Moore and Paul Pinkston shouldn't bear the blame for a political game for which neither wrote the playbook, an attorney argued Friday
Senate confirms U.S. attorney for Kansas to federal bench (The Kansas City Star)
The Senate has approved the nomination of the U.S. attorney for Kansas, Eric Melgren, to a seat on the federal bench.
Lye-tossing lawyer faces new rap & his pal is disbarred (New York Daily News)
Burton Pugach, the disbarred lawyer who went to jail for blinding his lover - and then married her when he got out - is back in trouble again.
Circumcision foundcancer, says lawyer (Lexington Herald-Leader)
LOUISVILLE . A lawyer for a Kentucky doctor being sued over the amputation of a patient's penis said Friday the procedure was "medically necessary" and authorized by the patient. Attorney Clay Robinson said Dr. John Patterson performed the surgery because the patient, Phillip Seaton, 61, had cancer. Patterson was given permission to perform any medical procedure deemed necessary, ...
Attorney penalized for keeping money (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney was suspended and could be potentially disbarred for keeping money from two retainer checks, rather than share half of the money with his former firm.
Alaska senator in the dark,lawyer says, as trial opens (New Haven Register)
Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Stevens was clueless about the cost and scope of a pricey makeover of his Alaska cabin that led to federal corruption charges and threatened his lengthy career, his lawyer said Thursday at the opening of his trial.
Bangor attorney nominated to bench (The Morning Call)
Lawyer would fill vacant Northampton County judge post. Bangor attorney Leonard Zito was nominated Thursday by Gov. Ed Rendell to become the next Northampton County judge.
Fired lawyer offers rebuttal (The Des Moines Register)
Marcus Mills, who was fired as the University of Iowa’s top lawyer because of his role in a high-profile sexual assault investigation, is defending his actions as reasonable and justified considering the difficult circumstances.
John Karoly Jr. to plead not guilty, attorney says (The Morning Call)
Three indicted on charges they falsified wills. Prominent Lehigh Valley attorney John P. Karoly Jr., his son and another man have been ordered to appear before a federal magistrate next week to face felony charges.
Lawyer To Question, Mich. Native Nichols (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
A judge ordered the government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer who is trying to learn more about the...
Lawyer: Champaign schools make progress on racial equity (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school district's consent decree should be extended another three to four years to accomplish its goals, the lawyer for the district's black families told the judge overseeing the consent decree earlier this month. Carol Ashley, lawyer for the plaintiffs in the case, said the district needs more time to reach its goals in several areas, including special education, ...
Feisty adult-entertainment attorney kills himself (Orlando Sentinel)
Attorney David Wasserman, who loved a good fight, takes own life
Feisty adult-entertainment attorney David Wasserman kills himself (Orlando Sentinel)
Not long ago, David Wasserman was a high-powered attorney for the adult-entertainment industry who wore $100 ties, lived in the country-club community of Heathrow and had an office overlooking tony Park Avenue in Winter Park.
Pa. attorney general tours Children's Advocacy Center (The Evening Sun)
Adams County's Children's Advocacy Center celebrated its second anniversary Friday with a visit from state Attorney General Tom Corbett.
Lawyer gets jail time on tax evasion (The Record)
NEWARK – A lawyer who served as a principal in a network of Montvale companies that defrauded hundreds of investors was sentenced to a year in prison in federal court Friday.
Second barn fire for former district attorney this summer (The Houma Courier)
HOUMA - For the second time this summer, fire hit one of the barns owned by former Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Doug Greenburg.
Utah lawyer can question, videotape Terry Nichols (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
SALT LAKE CITY - A judge ordered the government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer who is trying to learn more about the federal investigation behind the 1995 bombing.
Shareholder’s lawyer asks Mboweni to apologise (SABC News)
South African Reserve Bank (SARB) shareholder's lawyer today asked governor Tito Mboweni to apologise for a comment made at the bank's annual general meeting. At the meeting held on September 19, Mario Pretorius asked Mboweni to bring the meeting to order.
Report price gouging to Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (The Pasadena Citizen)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline has received hundreds of price gouging complaints from across the state. Most complaints allege price gouging on gas and lodging; others report price hikes involving food, water and power generators. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is investigating some consumers' claims that they were ...
A.L. city attorney search continues (Albert Lea Tribune)
Albert Lea city staff interviewed the last individual for the vacant city attorney position Friday, City Manager Victoria Simonsen said. After that interview, staff were set to talk about whether to go forward with interviewing interested firms.
Gorenberg's husband discovered credit card charges, attorney says (The Palm Beach Post)
The attorney representing the husband of a slain Boca Raton woman said that Stewart Gorenberg provided authorities with the newest lead in his wife's unsolved murder.
Attorney General Renews Gouging Investigation (WLTX-TV Columbia)
COLUMBIA (AP) -- South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is renewing the state's prohibition on price gouging as he continues to investigate soaring gas prices.
Auckland lawyer jailed in Samoa (Stuff)
A South Auckland lawyer has been jailed and her New Zealand passport taken from her in Samoa.
Attorney Indicted for Sexual Abuse of Minors (WTVY Dothan)
Attorney General Troy King is announcing the indictment of a man for allegedly abusing two minor girls.
Former U.S. Attorney visits South Texas (The Brownsville Herald)
Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias could not have picked a more appropriate time to visit South Texas. Iglesias was dismissed from the Justice Department, he says, after failing to comply with the Republican Party's effort to squelch voting rights of minorities in his home state of New Mexico.
Attorney Says Neb. Court Owes It to Justice to Grant New Trial (KOLN Lincoln)
The attorney of a former Black Panther convicted in the 1970 bombing death of an Omaha police officer says his client needs a new trial to prevent a "continued miscarriage of justice."
Man Charged With Stalking His District Attorney (WEAU Eau Claire)
A 45-year-old man faces felony charges that he sent profane e-mails to a district attorney.
W.Va. attorney general reaches settlement with payday lenders (The Charleston Gazette)
Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw recently reached settlement agreements with dozens of "payday lenders," requiring them to refund more than $1.57 million to 6,096 West Virginians.
Utah lawyer can question, videotape Terry Nichols (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
SALT LAKE CITY - A judge ordered the government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer who is trying to learn more about the federal investigation behind the 1995 bombing.
Lawyer argues lawsuit over UA football e-mail moot (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A lawsuit questioning whether a University of Arkansas football fan's profanity-laced e-mail to former quarterback Mitch Mustain was properly investigated is irrelevant because the key players have left their positions, a lawyer for the university argued Thursday before the state Supreme Court.