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Phoenix man who posed as divorce lawyer convicted (Arizona Daily Star)
PHOENIX — A Phoenix man who impersonated a divorce lawyer has been convicted of 23 counts of theft and one count of fraud.
Lawyer: Cops have wrong man (The Sun Chronicle)
ATTLEBORO - The lawyer and friends of a man accused of grabbing a 13-year-old boy from outside his home and dragging him into the woods before the boy was able to break free say police have the wrong man.
Miami-Dade's School Board is working on a buyout with attorney JulieAnn Rico, who has been under fire. (Miami Herald)
The Miami-Dade School Board on Friday voted to sever ties with a School Board attorney who received a $15,000 moving package from the district in 2006 but never moved to Miami-Dade County.
From The U-T Polblog | City Attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Even as he's trying to convince the people of San Diego he's the right man for his own job, City Attorney Michael Aguirre is adopting a few extra constituencies.
Lawyer: CBS' 'fraud' hurt Dan Rather's income (The Pantagraph)
NEW YORK -- Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Plymouth attorney's license is suspended :Ruling finds documents forged for clients in building projects. (South Bend Tribune)
PLYMOUTH -- The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a local attorney's license for at least nine months in connection with alleged professional misconduct.
Special prosecutor called in on complaint !`` Prosecuting Attorney's Office will bring thorough investigation. (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE ? A special prosecutor has been assigned to handle a complaint involving a former and a current employee of the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney?s Office. On Friday, court documents were unsealed concerning H.G. Foster being appointed to investigate the complaint. Circuit Judge John Scott granted Van Stone?s request for the special prosecutor. (Benton County Daily Record)
District Attorney Web Debate (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
2 On Your Side and WGRZ.com hosted an online debate Wednesday morning between the two candidates for Erie County District Attorney. Watch the debate in the video player below.
Dan Fall appointed Prosecuting Attorney for Madison County (Democrat News)
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has issued a Commission appointing Attorney Daniel P. Fall Prosecuting Attorney for Madison County, Missouri.
Lawyer challenges Ark. law on death sentence (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for a man accused of killing a student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is challenging the constitutionality of laws setting out capital murder and the death penalty.
Biden Benefits From Trial-Lawyer Donations, Backs Them in Votes (Bloomberg)
Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden has been an ally of trial lawyers throughout his tenure in the U.S. Senate, opposing every effort to curb lawsuits against businesses and doctors. The lawyers are returning the favor.
Priyasath Dep appointed acting Attorney General (Sunday Observer)
The Solicitor General, Priyasath Dep was appointed as Acting Attorney General following the retirement of former Attorney General C. R. de Silva P.C. from October 8, 2008.
Lawyer: Jailed O.J. believes he was 'railroaded' (USA Today)
O.J. Simpson, locked in jail and pondering his future, feels hopeful he will win a new trial on appeal because he believes jury interviews show "he was absolutely railroaded," his lawyer told The Associated Press.
Attorney: Jailed O.J. believes he was 'railroaded' (AP via Yahoo! News)
O.J. Simpson, locked in jail and pondering his future, feels hopeful he will win a new trial on appeal because he believes jury interviews show "he was absolutely railroaded," his lawyer told The Associated Press.
Lawyer: Jailed O.J. believes he was 'railroaded' (Sports Illustrated)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- O.J. Simpson, locked in jail and pondering his future, feels hopeful he will win a new trial on appeal because he believes jury interviews show "he was absolutely railroaded," his lawyer told The Associated Press.
Attorney: Jailed O.J. believes he was 'railroaded' (San Francisco Chronicle)
O.J. Simpson, locked in jail and pondering his future, feels hopeful he will win a new trial on appeal because he believes jury interviews show "he was absolutely railroaded," his lawyer told The Associated Press. Attorney Yale Galanter said he and colleague...
Lawyer Challenges Ark. Law On Death Sentence (KTHV Little Rock)
A lawyer for a man accused of killing a student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is challenging the constitutionality of laws setting out capital murder and the death penalty.
Army medals lawyer says police are pressuring him (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer who brokered the return of war medals stolen from Waiouru Army Museum says he is being pressured by police to help them make an arrest.
Lawyer: Teen Lied About Abduction and Rape (FOX News Chicago)
The lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old southwest suburban girl who claimed she was abducted and raped last month admitted today the girl made up the whole story, the SouthtownStar is reporting.
Medals lawyer claims police pressure (Otago Daily Times)
The lawyer who brokered the return of war medals stolen from Waiouru Army Museum says he is being pressured by police to help them make an arrest. A $300,000 reward was offered for the 96 medals, including nine Victoria Crosses, after their theft in December last year.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (The Charlotte Observer)
The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States. Dick McNeil says 21-year-old Cpl. Cesar Laurean has filed an extradition appeal in a Mexican court. In September, North Carolina officials said a Mexican court approved returning Laurean to the U.S. Laurean is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Marine ...
Dorchester attorney comes to ACORN's defense (Boston Herald)
As election officials in eight states launch probes into possible voter registration fraud, a Dorchester attorney is defending the national advocacy group ACORN, accused of...
Incumbent judge faces competition for state court judgeship Attorney says he’ll make job more efficient (The Gainesville Times)
For the first time in eight years, Hall County voters will decide a contested state court judge’s race. Incumbent Chief State Court Judge Charles "Charlie" Wynne, who challenged and defeated the sitting judge for the job in 2000, now faces opposition from local attorney William "Sonny" Sykes.
Local attorney authors book (Plattsburgh Press Republican)
PLATTSBURGH -- Attorney and author Daniel C. Cuppett's "...So You've Been in an Accident. Now What?" is no John Grisham page-turner. As the title suggests, the author's goal is not entertainment, but instruction and assistance.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (Las Vegas Sun)
Sat, Oct 11, 2008 (9:18 p.m.) The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States. Dick McNeil says 21-year-old Cpl. Cesar Laurean has filed an extradition appeal in a Mexican court.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - October 11, 2008 11:53 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United...
Lawyer: CBS' 'fraud' hurt Dan Rather's income (The Pantagraph)
NEW YORK -- Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.
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.
District attorney encourages Irving NAACP to consider presidential nominees' experience (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins used a Saturday speech to the Irving NAACP to talk about the presidential election.
Lawyer who loved racehorses, gambling found dead (Miami Herald)
Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a lawyer found dead in his home.
Cancer Society to honor attorney during Ball of Hope (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
Attorney John P. Moses will be honored at the 2008 American Cancer Society Ball of Hope on Nov. 14 at the Scranton Cultural Center.
LiLo gal pal's lawyer: Pay up or get blogged (New York Daily News)
First Amendment lawyer Martin Garbus tried to get Lindsay Lohan's gal pal to settle a $100,000 legal tab by threatening the Hollywood deejay with bad publicity, court papers say.
Lower Esopus River Watch, Inc. sued by attorney general (Mid-Hudson News)
KINGSTON – The State Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against the Lower Esopus River Watch, Inc. and a number of people who were members of the Environmental Management Council, directors of LERW or both.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States. Dick McNeil says 21-year-old Cpl. Cesar Laurean has filed an extradition appeal in a Mexican court.
Attorney: Marine Fighting Extradition From Mexico (ABC News)
Attorney says Marine accused of killing pregnant colleague is fighting extradition to US
Attorney: Laurean fighting extradition from Mexico (The News & Observer)
The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States. Cpl. Cesar Laurean has filed an extradition appeal in a Mexican court.
State attorney general's office says monitoring of Metron nursing homes still necessary (The Grand Rapids Press)
Press File PhotoTriggered lawsuit: Sarah Comer died for lack of oxygen in at Metron's Big Rapids home. CASCADE TOWNSHIP — The state attorney general's office will extend its oversight of Metron Integrated Health Systems' six nursing homes for another year...
Lawyer challenges Arkansas law on death sentence in slain student case (Texarkana Gazette)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—A lawyer for a man accused of killing a University of Arkansas student is challenging the constitutionality of laws setting out capital murder and the death penalty.
Lawyer who loved gambling found dead (Florida Today)
ODESSA — Hillsborough County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a lawyer found dead in his home. Lawrence P. Higgins was found dead in his home Friday morning.
Lawyer who loved racehorses found dead in Fla. (Baltimore Sun)
Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a lawyer found dead in his home.
Lawyer who loved racehorses found dead in Fla. (Baltimore Sun)
Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a lawyer found dead in his home.
Lawyer: CBS' 'fraud' hurt Dan Rather's income (The Pantagraph)
NEW YORK -- Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney: Marine fighting extradition from Mexico (The Oklahoman)
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague says his client is fighting extradition to the United States. Dick McNeil says 21-year-old Cpl. Cesar Laurean has filed an extradition appeal in a Mexican court. In September, North Carolina officials said a Mexican court approved returning Laurean to the U.S. Laurean is charged with first-degree murder ...
Attorney: Jailed O.J. Believes He Was 'Railroaded' (ABC News)
Attorney: Jailed O.J. Simpson hopeful of winning new trial, says he was 'railroaded'
Dan Fall appointed Prosecuting Attorney for Madison County (Democrat News)
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has issued a Commission appointing Attorney Daniel P. Fall Prosecuting Attorney for Madison County, Missouri.
Attorney: Marine Fighting Extradition From Mexico (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- The attorney for a Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague said his client is fighting extradition to the United States. Dick McNeil says 21-year-old Cpl. Cesar Laurean has filed an extradition appeal in a Mexican court.
Dep, Acting Attorney General (Daily News)
Solicitor General Priyasath Dep was appointed as Acting Attorney General consequent to the retirement of former Attorney General President’s Counsel C. R. de Silva by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa with effect from October 8, 2008.