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Cache County attorney clears 6 officers in shooting (Deseret Morning News)
The Cache County attorney has cleared six police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man last month.
Lawyer faces witness-tampering charge in drug case (The Journal News)
LEWISBORO - A Waccabuc lawyer is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday to face accusations that he plotted to harm witnesses' family members in a case where he represented a reputed drug kingpin.
Excelsior city attorney eyes state house seat (Excelsior - Shorewood Sun-Sailor)
If all goes according to plan, Excelsior City Attorney Kevin Staunton is going to be very busy next year. Staunton, 49, has been the city attorney for 12 years.
Maltese lawyer nominated for 'European of the Year' award (Times of Malta)
Maltese human rights lawyer Katrine Camilleri has been nominated for the 'European of the Year' award a year after netting the prestigious UNHCR Nansen Award.
Lawyer's remarks on Attorney-General's office (Times of Malta)
My attention has been drawn to the fact that on August 1 The Times reported ('109 days in preventive custody') that a lawyer "vociferously" claimed "lack of experience" by lawyers working in my office.
Bible Park motion: Disclose attorney letters (Daily News Journal)
A local family suing Rutherford County for monetary losses resulting from a May decision rejecting Bible Park USA is requesting copies of County Attorney Jim Cope's communications regarding the proposed development.
New Hartford attorney injured in head-on crash (Republican-American)
A prominent New Hartford attorney who was injured in a head-on crash on Route 4 in Goshen was listed in stable condition Tuesday at Hartford Hospital. 
Report price gouging To Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (Eastex Advocate)
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 ...
Kenya: It's Time Wako Stepped Aside As the Attorney-General (AllAfrica.com)
Most Kenyans do not know of any attorney-general apart from Mr Amos Wako.
Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
Seek power of attorney for elderly parent (SouthtownStar)
Q : My mother is 85 and was fine up until a year ago. She has declined in health quickly and now has dementia. I was told by a health care worker that I need a power of attorney to manage her affairs. I went to a lawyer, who said he could not prepare a power of attorney because my mother is not mentally competent and we need to have a guardianship established in court. He wanted a $5,000 ...
Alleged fake lawyer pleads not guilty (Crookston Daily Times)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Feds: Pa. lawyer faked will after brother’s death (The Daily American)
PHILADELPHIA — A prominent criminal lawyer cut from his brother’s will helped produce fakes after the brother and sister-in-law died in a plane crash, federal authorities charged.
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.
Election Recommendation: Capitelli for district attorney (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Few offices are more important to New Orleans' recovery post-Katrina than that of district attorney. The office is integral to the city's battle against crime, and it is sorely in need of an experienced, accomplished lead prosecutor. We believe Ralph...
RIAA Seeks Sanctions Against File-Sharing Lawyer (GigaLaw.com)
A lawyer who is known for defending individuals accused of peer-to-peer sharing of copyrighted works over the Internet is now on the hot seat himself.
New Hartford attorney injured in head-on crash (Republican-American)
A prominent New Hartford attorney who was injured in a head-on crash on Route 4 in Goshen was listed in stable condition Tuesday at Hartford Hospital. 
Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
Former assistant state's attorney's law license suspended (The State Journal-Register)
The law license of John “Jake” Kelley, a former Sangamon County assistant state’s attorney, has been suspended for two years by the Illinois Supreme Court.
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 ...
French rapper cleared of libelling police to face new trial: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A public prosecutor has lodged an appeal against the acquittal of a French rapper sued by the state for libel after he branded the police murderers, the singer's lawyer said Sunday.
Attorney General advises residents to take simple steps to avoid disaster-related scams (Cleveland Advocate)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) reminds affected Texans to avoid fraudulent clean-up and recovery-related scams. By remaining vigilant, Texans can avoid costly schemes in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Report price gouging To Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (Cleveland Advocate)
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 ...
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.
SC Attorney General Renews Gouging Investigation (WJBF-TV Augusta)
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is renewing the state’s prohibition on price gouging as he continues to investigate soaring gas prices. McMaster said Friday his office had fielded more than 4,000 complaints from consumers since he launched his investigation on September 12th.
Lake County state's attorney foes trade barbs (Vernon Hills Review)
Candidates for Lake County state's attorney exchanged some heated barbs during a League of Women Voters candidates¹ forum on Sunday at the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee.
County attorney candidates to debate (Quad-City Times)
Scott County attorney candidates Hugh Pries and Mike Walton will square off in a debate Tuesday that airs live on WOC-AM 1420 radio and on qctimes.com.
Justice report: U.S. attorney firings had political intent (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - A Justice Department report to be released today offers a blistering critique of the political motivations that led to the firings of a group of U.S. attorneys in late 2006, but it stops short of recommending criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or others, officials said.
Justice report: U.S. attorney firings had political intent (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - A Justice Department report to be released today offers a blistering critique of the political motivations that led to the firings of a group of U.S. attorneys in late 2006, but it stops short of recommending criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or others, officials said.
ID theft repair kit offered online by Kansas attorney general's office (The Kansas City Star)
The Internet can be used to steal your identity, but now it also can help repair the damage. Kansas Attorney General Steve Six has announced a Web site brochure aimed at preventing and repairing damage caused by identity thieves.
Attorney implores new generation to address urban vision (BizJournals)
Land-use attorney Grady Gammage says Arizona is a state “in paralysis.”
Flare-ups during Lake Co. state's attorney debate (Daily Herald)
The candidates for Lake County state's attorney could not make it through their opening statements at a forum Sunday before the debate overheated.
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.
Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
Carbon County unsure it will hire attorney to get missing tax information (The Morning Call)
Officials say school districts, Summit Hill have withheld data. Carbon County commissioners, who have delayed hiring an attorney for the collection of delinquent tax information, said Thursday they are unsure when they may again discuss the issue.
Heroin addict's right to care violated: Lawyer (Windsor Star)
VICTORIA -- A Victoria defence lawyer is arguing that the charter rights of a homeless heroin addict were violated when he was arrested with a needle in his hand in a secluded parking lot in June 2006.
Alleged fake lawyer pleads not guilty (Crookston Daily Times)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Lawyer Indicted For Forging Brother's Will Following Plane Crash (The Aero-News Network)
Grand Jury Rules Sibling Left Out Of Authentic Will A federal grand jury indicted Allentown PA lawyer John Karoly last week, charging him with fabricating wills supposedly drafted by his brother and sister-in-law who perished in a February 2007 plane crash.
Addict's arrest violated charter, lawyer argues (Victoria Times Colonist)
A Victoria defence lawyer is arguing that the charter rights of a homeless heroin addict were violated when he was arrested with a needle in his hand in a secluded parking lot off Herald Street in June 2006.
Feds: Pa. lawyer faked will after brother’s death (The Daily American)
PHILADELPHIA — A prominent criminal lawyer cut from his brother’s will helped produce fakes after the brother and sister-in-law died in a plane crash, federal authorities charged.
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.
Kansas Attorney General Unveils New Identity Theft Repair Kit (Kansas City InfoZine)
In an effort to assist Kansans faced with identity theft, Attorney General Steve Six created the Kansas Identity Theft Repair Kit. It is an educational brochure aimed at preventing and repairing damage caused by identity thieves.
Attorney General Approves $2M Sale Of WRNI (WCVB Boston)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch has approved the $2 million sale of Rhode Island's public radio station.
Brown's lawyer 'pulls a rabbit' (Cape Argus)
The lawyer of alleged fraudster former Fidentia boss Arthur Brown is set to call a "secret witness" later to testify during Brown's bail application.
Council expected to hire new city attorney Wednesday night (Morgan Hill Times)
Former Oakland Councilman and Port Authority attorney Danny Wan will likely be appointed Morgan Hill city attorney Wednesday night. Wan's appointment is on the Morgan Hill City Council's consent agenda.
Attorney General Martha Coakley And The National Federation Of The Blind Reach Agreement With Apple, Inc. To Improve ... (Medical News Today)
Today, Attorney General Martha Coakley and the National Federation of the Blind reached an agreement with California-based Apple, Inc., that will provide blind consumers and students full and equal access to Apple's iTunes® and iTunes U®.
Jury to hear opening statements in attorney strangling death trial (The Desert Sun)
Opening statements are 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.
South Africa: Brown's Lawyer 'Pulls a Rabbit' (AllAfrica.com)
The lawyer of alleged fraudster former Fidentia boss Arthur Brown is set to call a "secret witness" later to testify during Brown's bail application.
Lab West Having Trouble Getting Legal Aid Lawyer (Voice of the Common Man)
Government funding is in place, but Labrador West is having trouble attracting a lawyer to staff a legal aid office. An advertisement earlier this year went unanswered, but MHA Jim Baker is hopeful that a new call will get results.
Prosecutor appointed to probe attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday appointed a prosecutor to examine potential criminal charges in the Justice Department's firings of nine federal prosecutors after an inquiry found evidence several of the dismissals were politically motivated.