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NY attorney general settles with 8 student lenders (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - September 9, 2008 12:15 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The New York state attorney general says eight student loan companies have agreed to pay $1.4 million and adopt broad reforms as...
Ex-Davie Town Attorney Kiar OK'd for Broward job (Miami Herald)
Former Davie Town Attorney Monroe Kiar, fired last year amid a City Hall scandal, was approved Tuesday for a lucrative part-time job as counsel to the Broward County board that hears taxpayer disputes with the property appraiser.
NY attorney general settles with 8 student lenders (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - The New York state attorney general says eight student loan companies have agreed to pay $1.4 million and adopt broad reforms as part of a settlement over deceptive...
Women held top al-Jazeera posts, says sexual discrimination case lawyer (Guardian Unlimited)
An al-Jazeera English lawyer has highlighted the appointment of women to other senior roles at the news broadcaster to counter claims of sexual discrimination. By Oliver Luft
Wis. attorney general wants to change privacy laws (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - September 9, 2008 1:05 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says Wisconsin privacy law needs to be loosened in order for police and schools to share...
Attorney General Wants To Change Privacy Laws (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Wisconsin privacy law needs to be loosened in order for police and schools to share more information that could protect public safety.
DOJ Hires Antitrust Lawyer in Google-Yahoo Case (Wired News)
News from Portfolio.com Also on Portfolio Apple's Hopes that "Rock" Will Restore its Roll Re-creating Harry Potter 's Spell Dude, This Is Your Gossip Site? Subscribe to Portfolio magazine The Department of Justice is taking the Google-Yahoo ad pact seriously. Reuters is reporting that the Department of Justice has hired top antitrust lawyer Sandy ...
WI Attorney General Wants To Change Privacy Laws (WEAU Eau Claire)
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says Wisconsin privacy law needs to be loosened in order for police and schools to share more information that could protect public safety.
USDOJ Sniffing Google Antitrust Suit, Hires Ex-Disney Lawyer (Slashdot)
Van Cutter Romney was one of several to write with that story that "The Justice department has secretly hired former Walt Disney lawyer Sanford Litvack for a possible antitrust suit against Google. As reported earlier, the Justice Department is investigating the deal between Google and Yahoo which accounts for 80% of online search advertising. The Wall Street Journal writes today that Justice ...
Bergen Co. Dem boss, party lawyer indicted (WABC-TV New York)
The influential chairman of the Bergen County Democrats and a party lawyer have been indicted.
State's Attorney Waits for Ronnie White Autopsy (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
The Prince George's County state's attorney is waiting for the autopsy report on Ronnie White before determining if his death was a homicide.
Bergen County Dem boss, party lawyer indicted (phillyburbs.com)
HACKENSACK, N.J. - The influential chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Organization and a party lawyer have been indicted on federal corruption charges.
Wis. attorney general wants to change privacy laws (The Capital Times)
Privacy laws need to be loosened to better protect school children and teachers, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen told a group studying the issue Tuesday. He outlined a number of changes to state law that he said would allow police and schools to share more information and increase public safety. Van Hollen's presentation was to a group of state lawmakers, police, school officials and others who ...
Bergen County Dem boss, party lawyer indicted (Asbury Park Press)
The influential chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Organization and a party lawyer have been indicted on federal corruption charges.
DOJ Hires Antitrust Lawyer in Google-Yahoo Case (Wired News)
News from Portfolio.com Also on Portfolio Apple's Hopes that "Rock" Will Restore its Roll Re-creating Harry Potter 's Spell Dude, This Is Your Gossip Site? Subscribe to Portfolio magazine The Department of Justice is taking the Google-Yahoo ad pact seriously. Reuters is reporting that the Department of Justice has hired top antitrust lawyer Sandy ...
Judge gives lawyer dressing-down over attire (The New Straits Times)
PUTRAJAYA: No robe, no talk. This, in a nutshell, was the message that Court of Appeal judge Datuk Gopal Sri Ram had for a young lawyer yesterday who appeared before a panel of judges without the required apparel.
Attorney General issues fraud alert for FL residents (WPTV West Palm Beach)
A New York bank lost six back-up tapes during transport to a storage facility in February, affecting 742,000 Florida residents, says the Attorney General.
Weiers, state at odds over attorney's fees (East Valley Tribune)
House Speaker Jim Weiers has obligated Arizona to pay a noted Washington attorney $910 an hour even though he has yet to get approval for that from the state.
Review into lawyer shot by police (BBC News)
A judicial review into the death of a lawyer shot by police in his west London home is to take place.
Review into lawyer shot by police (BBC News)
A judicial review into the death of a lawyer shot by police in his west London home is to take place.
PRIMARY: Falls senator fends off challenge from Buffalo attorney (Niagara Gazette)
State Sen. Antoine Thompson fended off a grassroots challenge from Buffalo attorney Mark Grisanti in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the 60th state Senate District.
Lopez firm sues GSIS head, lawyer for graft (Manila Standard Today)
The Lopez-controlled First Philippine Holdings Corp. has sued before the Office of the Ombudsman the president of the Government Service Insurance System, Winston Garcia, lawyer Estrella Elamparo Tayag and officials of the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged corrupt practices.
Chattanooga: Convicted killer calls letter false, said attorney didn’t make him aware of options in trial (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A couple of weeks after he was convicted of murdering his grandmother, Daniel Decker wrote a letter to his attorney apologizing for lying to everyone and detailing the killing of his grandmother.
Attorney General to go after former Roachdale town clerk (Greencastle Banner-Graphic)
Roachdale Town Council members Jack Jones, Bill Long and Barbara Scott heard from Roachdale Town Attorney Tom Casey that the Attorney General will pursue former Town Clerk Jennifer Crum for monies...
Rangel Also Owes U.S. Back Taxes on Rental of Island Villa, His Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Representative Charles B. Rangel, chairman of the Congressional committee that writes the nation?s tax code, failed to pay an unspecified amount in federal taxes during the past five years on rental income from a villa he owns in the Dominican Republic, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Environmental lawyer upsets Dem primary (UPI)
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An environmental lawyer won a surprise victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary in an upstate New York congressional district.
Lawyer argues Roberts' legal maneuvers weren't theft (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
Ted H. Roberts is shielded by the same state law he used to threaten his wife's lovers with legal action if they didn't pay him tens of thousands of dollars, his appellate lawyer argued Tuesday.
District Attorney drops trespassing charges (The MetroWest Daily News)
The Middlesex District Attorney's Office dropped trespassing charges against Brazilian advocate Ilma Paixao, closing a chapter in the internal strife of the town's only active Brazilian organization.
Attorney general candidate vows to target child abuse (The Indianapolis Star)
Linda Pence, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, said Tuesday that she would use the office to crack down on child abusers if elected.
Florida attorney general warns about identity theft after Bank of New York Mellon loses data (Sun-Sentinel)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer alert Tuesday after reports that lost data reported by the Bank of New York Mellon Shareowner Services has compromised the sensitive personal information of more than 745,000 Floridians.
Tennessee Attorney General Says Museum Can't Acquire Fisk Art Collection (The Morning News)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state attorney general says a Davidson County court erred when it ruled the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum has the right to acquire a valuable art collection from Nashville's Fisk University.
Incumbent attorney blasts rival on donations (The Arizona Republic)
Republican incumbent Andrew Thomas on Tuesday announced plans to run for re-election for Maricopa County Attorney and lashed out at his Democratic opponent for accepting an ''unprecedented'' amount of campaign donations from criminal defense attorneys.
Lawyer says no go-ahead for Fumo to delete (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A lawyer and longtime friend of indicted State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's yesterday disputed Fumo's contention that he had advised him it was permissible to destroy e-mail while under FBI investigation.
Jailed ex-lawyer still suffering from head injury (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Former defense lawyer Anthony Leonardo Jr., imprisoned for plans to traffic cocaine and to kill a business partner, is still suffering serious side-effects from a head injury he endured in prison this summer, according to his lawyer.
Avery attorney questions crime lab mistakes (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MILWAUKEE Jerome Buting, the trial attorney for convicted killer Steven Avery, wants the state Department of Justice to look deeper into whether mistakes at a state crime lab played a role in putting Avery behind bars for life.
Budget, attorney resignation on city agenda (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
The City of McComb is expected to approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year tonight and vote on accepting the resignation of City Attorney John H. “Bubber” White.
Victim's vegetative state could have been prevented, attorney says (The Record)
STOCKTON - It would have cost the state about $100,000 to build a fence along a section of Interstate 5 in Stockton to prevent a 1997 accident that left Sacramento trucker Billie Collins in a vegetative state, his attorney argued Tuesday.
PA Attorney General to Announce More Arrests (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
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Attorney: City needs to annex SouthPass property entirely (NWAnews.com)
The Fayetteville City Council needs to annex the remainder of the SouthPass development area to correct an earlier annexation, according to City Attorney Kit Williams. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Rangel Owes U.S. Back Taxes, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Representative Charles B. Rangel failed to pay an unspecified amount in federal taxes on rental income, his lawyer said.
Police 'could confer over lawyer's killing' (ITN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Police who shot dead a Chelsea lawyer could have colluded in their accounts of the killing, a court has heard.
Lawyer Charged With Organized Fraud After NBC 6 Investigation (NBC 6 Miami)
The NBC 6 Consumer Investigative Unit investigated an attorney accused of taking more than $1 million from clients without providing services, and that lawyer was in jail Tuesday night.
Lawyer plans to file lawsuit aimed at blocking InBev's A-B takeover (BizJournals)
An antitrust lawyer plans to call a news conference Wednesday announcing a lawsuit aimed at blocking InBev's $52 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (BUD)
Curran crosses party lines to endorse Lake Co. state's attorney (Daily Herald)
Adding to his growing reputation as a maverick, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran crossed party lines today and endorsed Republican incumbent Michael Waller in the race for state's attorney.
Defense lawyer Elliot M. Weinstein has pancreatic cancer (Boston Globe)
(Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff) Elliot M. Weinstein spoke to reporters in December 2006 in the Middlesex Superior courthouse in Cambridge. By Globe Staff Well-known defense lawyer Elliot M. Weinstein has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is scheduled to undergo...
Family of Slain Lawyer Challenges U.K. Police Probe (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The sister of a British lawyer killed by police in his London apartment after a five-hour standoff challenged the ``integrity'' of the official probe into the shooting at a court hearing today.
City Attorney to push for injunction on 6 L.A. gangs (Los Angeles Daily News)
The City Attorney's Office will ask a judge today to issue an injunction that would prevent members of six South Los Angeles gangs from associating in public or possessing weapons and graffiti tools.
Avery attorney wants crime lab investigated (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MILWAUKEE Jerome Buting, the trial attorney for convicted killer Steven Avery, wants the state Department of Justice to look deeper into whether mistakes at a state crime lab played a role in putting Avery behind bars for life.
Coral Springs attorney charged with fraud (Miami Herald)
A Coral Springs attorney who authorities say ripped off dozens of clients in at least eight states has been charged with organized fraud.
Lawyer says he is running for NYC mayor (UPI)
NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A New York lawyer whose estranged wife is dating former Beatle Paul McCartney says he will run for mayor of the largest U.S. city as a Republican.