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Lawyer in NY cat-kill case says plea deal possible (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) The lawyer for an actor and former minor league pitcher who killed his girlfriend's cat says he is trying to strike a plea deal with prosecutors so his client can avoid another trial. Jurors deadlocked 11-1 last month after 37-year-old Joseph Petcka's trial on a charge of felony aggravated animal cruelty. On Thursday, defense lawyer Charles Hochbaum told the judge that he ...
Lawyer in NY cat-kill case says plea deal possible (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - October 23, 2008 1:23 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for an actor and former minor league pitcher who killed his girlfriend's cat says he is trying to strike a plea deal...
Lawyer in NY cat-kill case says plea deal possible (Las Vegas Sun)
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 (10:39 a.m.) The lawyer for an actor and former minor league pitcher who killed his girlfriend's cat says he is trying to strike a plea deal with prosecutors so his client can avoid another trial.
Petersburg's city attorney announces resignation (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Petersburg City Attorney Robert Dawson announced this week he is resigning effective Nov. 21. Dawson, who took the job in July 2006, notified members of City Council and City Manager B. David Canada yesterday. A recent independent study of the city's effectiveness and efficiency described Dawson as a capable attorney "who has achieve significant accomplishments."
Judge dismisses Attorney General J.B. Van Hollens Wisconsin voter ID lawsuit (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
A judge on Thursday threw out Attorney General J.B. Van Hollens lawsuit demanding state elections officials to confirm hundreds of thousands of voters identities before Election Day.
Judge dismisses Attorney General J.B. Van Hollens Wisconsin voter ID lawsuit (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MADISON A judge today threw out Attorney General J.B. Van Hollens lawsuit demanding state elections officials confirm hundreds of thousands of voters identities before Election Day.
Attorney General proposes changes to state foreclosure law (BizJournals)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is proposing legislation aimed at improving the state’s foreclosure process and allow more Texas homeowners to keep their homes.
Cockrel hires attorney in campaign finance flap (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. has hired a veteran elections attorney because of the brewing controversy over his signing of a sworn statement that he had no unpaid campaign finance fees when he actually owed $42,000.
Judge Throws Out Attorney General's Voter Lawsuit (WISC-TV Madison)
A Dane County circuit judge is expected to rule on Thursday on a case pertaining to the state attorney general's lawsuit regarding voter rolls.
Attorney General warns against debit card scam (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned about fraudulent telephone calls being made to Arizona consumers from someone claiming to be from their bank.
Pakistan court lifts life ban on Malik - lawyer (Stuff)
A court has lifted the life ban imposed on former Pakistan captain Salim Malik for alleged involvement in match fixing, his lawyer said on Friday.
Palm Desert council to discuss city attorney position (The Desert Sun)
The Palm Desert City Council is expected to discuss public employment related to the city attorney when it meets in closed session at 3 p.m. today in the Civic Center Council Chamber, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive.
City attorney wants sexual harassment trial delayed (The Clarion-Ledger)
The lead attorney for the city of Jackson wants the federal lawsuit by a female Jackson firefighter and three former firefighters alleging sexual harassment by male supervisors to be delayed next month because of his new role as a part-time special circuit judge.
Attorney General stresses safety for Halloween (WPBN Traverse City)
Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 4:21 p.m. On Thursday, Attorney General Mike Cox encouraged Michigan parents to use the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry before taking their children trick-or-treating.
Attorney says man charged in crash that killed Fair Lawn girl is mentally ill (The Star-Ledger)
Mitsu Yaskukawa/The Star-LedgerHarold Saenz, of Bergenfield, becomes emotional as his attorney tries to talk to him during his first court appearance in Hackensack. Harold Saenz left his Bergenfield apartment last week, a distressed young man in need of a walk....
Attorney appointed to School Board (The Record)
The Verona Board of Education has selected attorney John Nulty to fill Philip Giannuario’s vacant seat. “I think we had a terrifiic bunch of candidates,” Board President John Quattrocchi said yesterday. “It was a tough decision. People brought different skills to the table.”
Attorney General proposes changes to state foreclosure law (BizJournals)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is proposing legislation that would revamp the state’s foreclosure process, allowing more Texas homeowners to keep their homes.
Riviera gets new assistant city attorney (The Palm Beach Post)
Rachael D. Johnson is scheduled to begin work Monday as the city's new assistant city attorney.
Victim in drug deal case to get an attorney too (Deseret Morning News)
The preliminary hearing for a man charged with kidnapping a woman over a bad drug deal will be continued so the woman who police say made the drug deal can talk with an attorney.
Lawyer: FBI investigating PR candidate's wife (AP via Yahoo! News)
The FBI is investigating claims that the wife of Puerto Rico's leading gubernatorial candidate accepted improper payments from a lobbying firm, a lawyer for one of the people making the allegations said Thursday.
Lawyer: FBI investigating PR candidate's wife (The Charlotte Observer)
(By LILLIAM IRIZARRY, Associated Press Writer) The FBI is investigating claims that the wife of Puerto Rico's leading gubernatorial candidate accepted improper payments from a lobbying firm, a lawyer for one of the people making the allegations said Thursday. Federal agents plan to interview Ivette Leon, an ex-administrator of lobbyists SDA Global, following a request from Puerto Rico's ruling ...
Local attorney honored for defense of Guantanamo detainee (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Seattle attorney Harry Schneider -- whose representation of a Guantanamo detainee helped bring about a landmark Supreme Court -- will be awarded The Thomas C. Wales Award for Passionate Citizenship next month.
Cops nab KMU lawyer on murder charges (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Police arrested a lawyer of the leftist labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement) in his Antipolo City office Thursday night on non-bailable multiple murder and frustrated murder charges filed against him before an Occidental Mindoro trial court.
Attorney general going after credit repair businesses (Dayton Daily News)
The Ohio Attorney General's Office has sued a Georgia businessman as part of a crackdown on credit repair businesses.
Attorney warns of legal action if smoking ban is tightened (Lexington Herald-Leader)
If the changes to Lexington's indoor smoking are approved as proposed, the city will be taken to court because of the change to the definition of a private organization, attorney Jerry Wright told the Urban County Council Thursday. The proposal to change the definition so that booster clubs won't be allowed to hold bingo sessions with smoking is "being done merely to attack the bingo ...
Witness disbarred? Prosecution wants Leviste’s lawyer verified (Manila Standard Today)
Prosecutors in the murder case of former Batangas Gov. Jose Antonio Leviste are verifying whether his witness claiming to be a lawyer had been disbarred for fraud.
KMU lawyer's "arrest" marks new wave of attacks vs. activists - Bayan (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The arrest of a militant lawyer signals the start of a fresh wave of attacks on activists, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said Friday.
Lead attorney in FLDS custody case resigns (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
The lead attorney at the center of the largest child-removal case in U.S. history has turned in his resignation and neither he nor Texas Child Protective Services are saying why.
Lawyer wants hold departure order issued vs Teehankee (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of the victims of Claudio Teehankee Jr asked Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita to issue a hold departure order against the convicted killer.
Lawyer says Joc-Joc Bolante arriving in RP late Tuesday (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante will be boarding a flight for Manila Sunday and is due to arrive in the country at 11 p.m. Tuesday, a civil society lawyer said on Friday.
Can Cook County State's Attorney office be fixed? (Daily Herald)
The candidates for Cook County state's attorney agreed Thursday that police torture allegations reveal shortcomings of the office, but fought over how to fix the problem.
Disbarred lawyer guilty in sex assaults (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A disbarred lawyer whose vast collection of erotica, porn, scrapbooks and journals chronicled decades of sexual obsession was convicted Thursday of 17 counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of sexual assault of a child and two co...
Suu Kyi's lawyer asks Myanmar junta for further appeal meeting (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer has requested another meeting with her to discuss an appeal against her detention, amid repeated international calls for her release, her party's spokesman said Friday.
Suu Kyi's lawyer asks Myanmar junta for further appeal meeting (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)
YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer has requested another meeting with her to discuss an appeal against her detention, amid repeated international calls for her release, her party's spokesman said Friday.
Attorney general going after credit repair businesses (Dayton Daily News)
The Ohio Attorney General's Office has sued a Georgia businessman as part of a crackdown on credit repair businesses.
Mayor hires elections attorney (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. has hired a veteran elections attorney because of the brewing controversy over his signing of a sworn statement that he had no unpaid campaign finance fees when he actually owed $42,000.
Attorney's jail term begins today (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A New Albany attorney must report to jail today to begin serving a one-year sentence for sexual battery against a 16-year-old girl.
State's attorney rivals clash on handling of Burge case (Chicago Sun-Times)
The three Cook County state's attorney hopefuls weighed in on the recent federal indictment of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge in a televised debate Thursday that at times got testy. Republican Tony Peraica took the opportunity to accuse his rivals, career prosecutors Thomas O'Brien and Anita Alvarez, of remaining mum on the Burge case during their two decades in the state's attorney's ...
Burge case dominates state's attorney debate (SouthtownStar)
The three candidates for Cook County state's attorney weighed in Thursday on the federal indictment of former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge in a televised debate that at times got testy.
Lawyer objects to planners' ruling (Asbury Park Press)
A local lawyer will not be allowed to open an office near the Monmouth County courthouse, the borough Planning Board ruled Wednesday in a decision that came down in favor of local residents who had resisted further change in their neighborhood.
"Good work ethic" of Pinoy seamen often abused by ship owners - lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Hardworking Filipino seafarers who go the extra mile to perform their duties well are the ones often exploited by ship owners and endure various forms of abuses inside the vessel, a US maritime lawyer revealed.
Attorney general sues 'credit repair' outfit (The News & Observer)
The state Attorney General's Office has sued a Raleigh company that claims to repair consumers' credit, saying the company took fees from customers without performing services.
Russian lawyer 'was not poisoned' (BBC News)
French authorities say mercury found in the car of a prominent Russian human rights lawyer was spilled accidentally.
Russian lawyer 'was not poisoned' (BBC News)
French authorities say mercury found in the car of a prominent Russian human rights lawyer was spilled accidentally.
State attorney general reviewing Kane trust (The Citizens' Voice)
Projects Editor Criminal investigators from the state attorney general’s office are reviewing the operations of a charitable trust left by the late teachers union official Tony Kane, an office spokesman said Wednesday, one day after the state Superior Court affirmed a lower court ruling stripping control of the trust from Kane’s hand-picked executors.
Former JAG attorney: Martinez could have committed perfect murder (News 10 Now Syracuse)
A former JAG attorney said he agrees with one of the prosecutors in the Martinez trial who said this could have been a perfect murder.
Lawyer: FBI investigating PR candidate's wife (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The FBI is investigating claims that the wife of Puerto Rico's leading gubernatorial candidate accepted improper payments from a lobbying firm, a lawyer for one of the people making the allegations said Thursday.
Lawyer alleges Carlita Kilpatrick may have assaulted exotic dancer (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A lawyer representing the family of a slain exotic dancer says he wants more than a year's worth of pager text messages sent and received by former First Lady Carlita Kilpatrick because he claims there is evidence suggesting she may have assaulted the dancer, Tamara Greene, at a Manoogian Mansion party months before the stripper was killed.
Bedminster attorney indicted on money misuse charge (Daily Record)
A disbarred attorney has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on charges she used about $5,000 from her legal trust account for her own use.
Attorney: My client is innocent of drug possession charge (Asbury Park Press)
The attorney for a financial advisor accused of marijuana possession said his client expects to be exonerated once the case goes to court.