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Lawyer found dead in Hillsborough County home (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
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. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
State attorney general's office says monitoring of Metron nursing homes still necessary (The Muskegon Chronicle)
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 because...
Wife, daughter of lawyer poisoned (The Times of India)
The wife and daughter of a lawyer had to be rushed to a hospital after they reportedly consumed something poisonous late on Sunday evening.
City exceeds attorney services budget (The Journal Times)
RACINE — The city has already exceeded its annual $125,000 budget for outside attorney services and the bills are still coming in.
Lawyer says O.J. thinks 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 co-...
Identity thieves prey on the dead, Kansas attorney general warns (The Kansas City Star)
People are using the identities of the dead to steal from the living, Kansas Attorney General Steve Six warns.
Lawyer tells public to be vigilant on Arroyo impeach raps (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Harry Roque on Monday asked the public to remain vigilant over any attempts that may be launched to derail the impeachment complaint filed against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Lawyer Alleges Bias In Case of Child Porn (Washington Post)
The attorney for a Loudoun County school official charged with possession of child pornography has filed a motion to remove the Loudoun commonwealth's attorney from the case, saying that the county's chief prosecutor has demonstrated bias and animosity.
Samantha Ronson threatened by lawyer with bad publicity (New Kerala)
New York, Oct 12 : Hollywood singer-actress Lindsay Lohan's DJ girlfriend Samantha Ronson is suing a lawyer for threatening her with bad publicity.
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.
Race for Medina County attorney takes nasty turn (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
Medina County Attorney Ralph Bernsen Sr. finds himself involved in the nastiest campaign of his career, even though he isn't seeking a fourth term Nov. 4.
A tax attorney, belly dancer, world traveler and more (BizJournals)
Linda Averbeck probably isn’t what most people think of when they envision a tax attorney.
Calhoun Dickinson, 77, attorney and parks advocate (Seattle Times)
Calhoun Dickinson, an attorney and longtime Seattle Parks Board commissioner, helped develop some of the city's most prominent public spaces, including Discovery, Gas Works and Freeway parks. Mr. Dickinson died Oct. 3 at age 77.
In District Court, residents can now take legal action without attorney (Maumelle Monitor)
For the past two months, the Small Claims Division of the Sherwood District Court has made available to the public a new computer system where residents can come in and file lawsuits without an attorney.
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.
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.
Simpson believes he was 'railroaded,' lawyer says (The Monterey County Herald)
LOS ANGELES — 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.
Suspended lawyer gets felony case dismissed (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A felony bad-check charge against suspended Las Vegas lawyer Jeanne Winkler was dismissed last month after she paid about $7,000 in restitution. "The restitution is paid in full," Chief Deputy District Attorney Bernie Zadrowski said.
Transactional lawyer helps guide change as Las Vegas develops and grows (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Transactional lawyer Jim Mace is helping with details at projects such as CityCenter and Fontainebleau. Photo by Craig L. Moran
J.L. Chestnut Jr.; black lawyer fought for vote in Selma, Ala.; 77 (San Diego Union-Tribune)
J.L. Chestnut Jr., who after attending law school in Washington returned to his hometown of Selma, Ala., and set up shop as the city's first black lawyer, then went on to fight for voting rights for blacks, died Sept. 30 in Birmingham, Ala. He was 77 and lived in Selma.
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.
Italian-American group honors attorney Alessi (The Buffalo News)
Calling him an ambassador for the Buffalo Italian-American community, the Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York named attorney Donald Alessi Person of the Year for 2008.
Three candidates for attorney general's office say they can restore integrity (Chillicothe Gazette)
NEWARK - Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike Crites agreed on most issues, but independent Robert Owens took the dissenting role Thursday in a debate of state attorney general candidates at The Newark Advocate.
You really need lawyer to protect your alimony (Orlando Sentinel)
Question: My husband left me and our children six months ago and has been sending just enough money each month to cover our expenses. He is also paying the children's medical bills and our coverage. I work part time and am confused about the various implications of receiving money from him to support our two children and me. I don't have the money to hire a lawyer. Do I have to pay taxes on what ...
Dj Samantha Ronson - Court Documents Reveal Lawyer Threatened Dj Ronson (ContactMusic)
DJ SAMANTHA RONSON has accused her former lawyer of threatening her with bad press in a malpractice lawsuit over outstanding legal fees. Ronson is suing former ...
Lindsay Lohan's girl pal threatened by lawyer with bad publicity (New Kerala)
New York, Oct 13 : A lawyer once threatened Hollywood singer-actress Lindsay Lohan's DJ girlfriend Samantha Ronson to either pay him a 100,000-dollar legal fee for two months' work or be ready for bad publicity.
Court documents reveal lawyer threatened DJ Ronson (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
DJ Samantha Ronson has accused her former lawyer of threatening her with bad press in a malpractice lawsuit over outstanding legal fees.
Area's Next U.S. Attorney Readies To Take Office (The Tampa Tribune)
The next U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida says he hopes to be sworn in this week. A. Brian Albritton said he is packing up his law office at Holland and Knight, where he has worked 18 years, and waiting for President Bush to sign his commission. The U.S. Senate approved his nomination on Oct. 2.
Winkler Case Made Attorney Aware of Spousal Abuse (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
Associated Press - October 13, 2008 12:27 PM ET CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - An attorney who defended Mary Winkler in the shooting death of her minister husband says the case opened his eyes to...
Winkler case made attorney aware of abuse (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
An attorney who defended Mary Winkler in the shooting death of her minister husband says the case opened his eyes to spousal abuse.
Attorney seeks evidence from Warren Jeffs trial (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - October 13, 2008 12:45 PM ET ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - An attorney for the ex-husband of the former teenage bride whose court testimony helped send polygamous church leader...
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 seeks evidence from Warren Jeffs trial (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- An attorney for the ex-husband of the former teenage bride whose court testimony helped send polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs to prison wants a 5th District...
Attorney seeks evidence from Warren Jeffs trial (News 8 Austin)
An attorney for the ex-husband of the former teenage bride whose court testimony helped send polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs to prison wants a 5th District judge to force the Washington County Attorney's Office to provide evidence gathered during Jeffs' prosecution.
Attorney general, lawmakers discuss gas price gouging (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Attorney General Jim Hood told lawmakers today he favors giving his office the authority to declare a "market disruption" to protect consumers when natural disasters interrupt the flow of fuel and the demand for hotel rooms skyrockets.
EBR has a new district attorney (The Advocate)
East Baton Rouge Parish has a new district attorney. Hillar Moore joins us and discusses what his plans are for the office.
Attorney might ask for jail time for Holyfield (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is scheduled to appear in court later this month to answer an attorney's claims that Holyfield has not complied with his financial responsibilities to a woman and the child she had with him.
Attorney Challenges Zoning Laws, Wants To Sell Guns From Law Office (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
A local attorney wants to sell guns on the south side near the South Side Works. But he says city zoning laws are getting in the way.
Protesters Seek Yukos Lawyer's Release (The Moscow Times)
14 October 2008 By Anna Malpas / Staff Writer About 60 supporters of jailed Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina held a sanctioned protest near the Chistiye Prudy metro station on Monday to gather signatures for a petition for her early release.
Lawyer in confrontation with media (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A high profile criminal lawyer representing a woman at the centre of a custody row, who is also facing drugs charges, had a physical confrontation with the media outside Auckland District Court today.
Lawyer, Former Navy Diver Compete For District 15 Spot (KETV 7 Omaha)
In District 15, a lawyer and the incumbent's nephew are challenging one another for the seat.
SA lawyer runs rule over Watson's speech (Stuff)
The Luke Watson saga has taken another twist with the South African Rugby Union appointing a lawyer to investigate his alleged radical comments and decide whether they breach the Springbok code of conduct.
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 complains at absence of evidence in murder case (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A lawyer complained in Tauranga District Court today that he had no idea what evidence police had for charging his client with murder.
State Says Lawyer Never Paid Clients' Creditors (NBC 6 Miami)
The attorney general's office says a Broward County lawyer never fixed the finances of thousands of clients who paid her to fix their credit.
Attorney Seeks Evidence from Warren Jeffs Trial (FOX 13 Utah)
An attorney for the ex-husband of the former teenage bride whose court testimony helped send polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs to prison wants a 5th District judge to force the Washington County Attorney's Office to provide evidence gathered during Jeffs' prosecution.
Custody row child feels like a ragdoll - lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Caitlin Thorne, the seven-year-old girl at the centre of a custody row between her parents, is very unhappy at the public intrusion into her life, says an Auckland lawyer.
Winkler case made attorney aware of abuse (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
An attorney who defended Mary Winkler in the shooting death of her minister husband says the case opened his eyes to spousal abuse.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Evidence suspect in case against accused arsonist (The Bakersfield Californian)
The attorney defending accused arsonist Andrew Scott Brus says she has several issues with the evidence investigators say connects her client to two fires at a south Bakersfield home in May. The fires, which occurred just two days apart at the home at 2901 Dell Ave., were both followed by threatening letters and nude photos of the female homeowner sent to the residence of her boyfriend's mother ...
Attorney: Suspect Stabbed Teen in Self Defense (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
While family and friends mourn the loss of 17-year-old Max Brustein, the attorney for his alleged murderer says his client acted in self defense. Friends also say the victim had been vandalizing his ex-girlfriend's house on the night of the fight.