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Our pick: Lock for District Attorney (Savannah Morning News)
AS CHIEF assistant district attorney, David Lock has been the go-to guy at the Chatham County District Attorney's office for 23 years.
Utah residents want to know: How will attorney general candidates deal with polygamy? (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SALT LAKE CITY - Polygamy is never far from the minds of Utah residents — even when it occurs in another state. A raid on a polygamist compound in Texas earlier this year that put more 400 kids in state custody has become one of the biggest issues in the race for Utah attorney general.
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 ...
Assistant U.S. Attorney Fisher receives Palmetto Award (Florence Morning News)
Carrie Fisher had only been a U.S. Attorney for nine months when she received the prestigious Palmetto Award from U.S. Attorney Walter Wilkins.
Hal Kant dies at 77; lawyer represented the Grateful Dead (Los Angeles Times)
Harold "Hal" Kant, the Grateful Dead's longtime principal lawyer and corporate general counsel who spent more than three decades helping protect the legendary rock band's lucrative musical legacy, has died. He was 77.
Grateful Dead lawyer Harold 'Hal' Kant, 77, dies (Columbia Missourian)
Harold "Hal" Kant, the Grateful Dead's longtime principal lawyer and corporate general counsel who spent more than three decades helping protect the legendary rock band's lucrative musical legacy, died. He was 77. Kant died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 19 at his home in Reno, Nev., said his son, Jonas. Once described in The National Law Journal as a "conservative, Republican, poker-playing ...
District Attorney candidate faces public (Del Rio News-Herald)
Both the incumbent 63rd Judicial District Attorney Fred Hernandez, and his Republican challenger, Comstock attorney Martin Underwood, were invited to participate in the Del Rio News-Herald Candidate Forum held at The Ramada Inn of Del Rio Wednesday.
Accusations fly in Missouri attorney general race (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | The race for Missouri attorney general turned sharply negative last week as the candidates released ads attacking each other as a criminal or soft on crime.
Drug ledger in the hands of the district attorney (The Eagle-Tribune)
HAVERHILL — A book taken from an alleged drug dealer reportedly containing the names of some prominent local people is now in the hands of the district attorney, police said. Police took the drug sales ledger with names of customers of Christos Eleftheriou, 45, of 17 Sawmill Ridge Road, Haverhill, during a prostitution sting last month.
Attorney general takes action to prevent merger (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 12 state attorneys general, and the U.S. Department of Justice took legal action to block JBS Beef, S.A., from acquiring National Beef Packing Co.
Attorney focus of complaint (Hays Daily News)
WaKEENEY -- A formal ethics complaint against WaKeeney attorney Dave Harding is expected to be filed in December by the Kansas Board of Discipline of Attorneys.
Review: Lawyer, sleuth match wits in ‘The Brass Verdict’ by Michael Connelly (Lawrence Journal-World)
The hook that makes Michael Connelly’s latest novel about L.A. defense attorney Mickey Haller so compelling isn’t its plot or explosive, if somewhat excessive, finale but the fact that Haller, the “Lincoln lawyer” who works from the back seat of a Town Car, finally meets up with Harry Bosch.
Hickman city attorney, Scotts plan to discuss Peter Rabbit (Lincoln Journal Star)
On Oct. 14, the Hickman City Council authorized the city attorney to set up a meeting with Harley Scott to discuss a possible remedy the Peter Rabbit situation, said City Administrator Brett Baker.
Attorney says Petters will fight charges (Blaine - Spring Lake Park Sun-Focus)
Embattled businessman Tom Petters' attorney said Wednesday, Oct. 15 that his client is more concerned about his family, businesses and employees than he is concerned for himself.
Judge grants continuance so Cormican's fourth attorney can review case (Crookston Daily Times)
The case of a Crookston woman accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy received yet another continuance in Polk County District Court Wednesday after Kellie Ann Lundon-Cormican, 39, changed her attorney for the third time since last year when the case began.
State's attorney candidates seek spotlight (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
While the presidential election has energized voters, especially young voters, candidates for Cook County state's attorney are looking to draw some of that attention to their race.
Attorney general takes action to prevent merger (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 12 state attorneys general, and the U.S. Department of Justice took legal action to block JBS Beef, S.A., from acquiring National Beef Packing Co.
Analysis: County attorney candidates make their case (Cleveland Advocate)
The Box 20 Political Forum was supposed to be a chance for undecided residents of Liberty County’s Precinct 20 to meet those running for local office. Instead it turned into a debate between the candidates for county attorney.
Former prosecutor challenges veteran state's attorney (SouthtownStar)
The two candidates in the race for Will County state's attorney have different visions of the office's future, but both would create new programs.
Feisty commissioner, veteran prosecutors in state's attorney race (SouthtownStar)
Should Anita Alvarez win on Nov. 4, she will become Cook County's first female and first Hispanic state's attorney.
Lawyer wants charge dropped in stabbing death (The Bismarck Tribune)
Lawyer wants charge dropped in stabbing death FARGO (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of stabbing another man to death in Fargo is asking a judge to dismiss the case because police spoke to his client after he asked for a lawyer.
Grateful Dead lawyer Harold Kant dies (The Monterey County Herald)
Harold "Hal" Kant, the Grateful Dead's longtime principal lawyer and corporate general counsel who spent more than three decades helping protect the legendary rock band's lucrative musical legacy, has died. He was 77. Kant died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 19 at home in Reno, Nev.
Federal prosecutor named U.S. attorney in Michigan (Detroit News)
GRAND RAPIDS -- A longtime federal prosecutor has been named the interim U.S. attorney in Grand Rapids.
Lawyer wants charge dropped in stabbing death (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of stabbing another man to death in Fargo is asking a judge to dismiss the case because police spoke to his client after he asked for a lawyer.
Lawsuit seeks to block tough La. lawyer ad rules (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Personal injury attorney Morris Bart has spent millions of dollars to make "one call, that's all" his familiar refrain for television viewers, but new lawyer advertising rules in Louisiana may ruin the return on his investment. Catchy phrases and mottos like Bart's have been seen and heard on televisions across the country, prompting some states to silence what have been called deceptive, ...
SC penalizes lawyer (Yehey!)
THE Supreme Court has found a lawyer guilty of indirect contempt after he failed to prove his accusation that Associate Justice Dante Tinga received P10 million from a businessman in exchange for a favorable decision in a property dispute case.
La. prepares to have some of the US' toughest rules on attorney ads; lawyers sue to block them (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW ORLEANS - Personal injury attorney Morris Bart has spent millions of dollars to make "one call, that's all" his familiar refrain for television viewers, but new lawyer advertising rules in Louisiana may ruin the return on his investment.
Analysis: County attorney candidates make their case (Cleveland Advocate)
The Box 20 Political Forum was supposed to be a chance for undecided residents of Liberty County’s Precinct 20 to meet those running for local office. Instead it turned into a debate between the candidates for county attorney.
Catchy lawyer ads running afoul of new laws (CNN)
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- Personal injury attorney Morris Bart has spent millions of dollars to make "One call, that's all" his familiar refrain for television viewers, but new lawyer advertising rules in Louisiana may ruin the return on his investment.
West Michigan gets new U.S. attorney (The Muskegon Chronicle)
GRAND RAPIDS — Donald A. Davis, a longtime assistant U.S. attorney, has been tapped to lead the Western District of Michigan U.S. Attorney's office. Davis, 60, was named today to the post by the Chief U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney,...
U.S. attorney's office will field complaints of election fraud during Nov. 4 vote Posted on Oct. 26 (Missoulian)
BILLINGS - The U.S. attorney’s office has named an election officer responsible for taking complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses.
Grateful Dead lawyer Kant dead at 77 (UPI)
RENO, Nev., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Harold "Hal" Kant, the lawyer who represented the rock group the Grateful Dead for more than 30 years, has died in Reno, Nev., at the age of 77, his son says.
Grateful Dead lawyer Kant dead at 77 (Moldova.org)
Harold Hal Kant, the lawyer who represented the rock group the Grateful Dead for more than 30 years, has died in Reno, Nev., at the age of 77, his son says.Jonas Kant said his father, who helped protect the Truckin' rock group's musical legacy beginning in 1971, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 19, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir said in a statement that ...
Bolante to be turned over to BI, NBI officials upon arrival - lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante will be turned over to immigration authorities and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) upon his return to the country Tuesday night, his lawyer said Monday.
Terri Schiavo's attorney in town (News 10 NBC Rochester)
She was at the center of an emotional right-to-die story. Today, her family's attorney was in town to tell her story...
Grateful Dead Lawyer Harold 'Hal' Kant, 77, Dies (San Jose Mercury News)
Harold "Hal" Kant, the Grateful Dead's longtime principal lawyer and corporate general counsel who spent more than three decades helping protect the legendary rock band's lucrative musical legacy, has died. He was 77.
Another man confessed to assassination: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer who represented the man convicted of masterminding the murder of former state MP John Newman, has told an inquiry he was aware of allegations another man confessed to the crime.
Dela Paz lawyer justifies conflicting statements on source of P6.9M fund (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of former Philippine National Police (PNP) comptroller Eliseo dela Paz defended his client for not immediately saying that the money he carried in Moscow was sourced from the PNP intelligence fund.
Attorney general looks at income fibbing (Knoxville News Sentinel)
GALLATIN, Tenn. — Tennessee’s attorney general is reviewing an appeals court ruling that says public housing residents’ misrepresentation of their income is not illegal.
Lawyer penalized over tale of P10-m bribery (Manila Standard Today)
The Supreme Court has penalized a lawyer after finding him guilty of indirect contempt for failing to substantiate his P10-million bribery charges against Associate Justice Dante Tinga.
P10-M bribe charge costs lawyer P30K (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—A lawyer who accused Supreme Court Associate Justice Dante Tinga of accepting a P10-million bribe from a businessman in a land case has been fined P30,000 by the high tribunal.
Lawyer wants charge dropped in stabbing death (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of stabbing another man to death in Fargo is asking a judge to dismiss the case because police spoke to his client after he asked for a lawyer.
Attorney general hopefuls vow new stance on business (BizJournals)
The sort of anti-business activism former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann was often accused of practicing doesn’t sit well with the three candidates running for attorney general.
Attorney says Petters will fight charges (Wayzata Sun-Sailor)
Embattled businessman Tom Petters' attorney said Wednesday, Oct. 15 that his client is more concerned about his family, businesses and employees than he is concerned for himself.
Dead's lawyer allowed band to focus on music (Denver Post)
Harold "Hal" Kant, the Grateful Dead's longtime principal lawyer and corporate general counsel who spent more than three decades helping protect the legendary rock band's lucrative musical legacy, has died. He was 77.
Background: Rules for attorney ads in other states (Dallas Morning News)
Rules for advertising by lawyers are changing, with new regulations set to begin Dec. 1 in Louisiana. NEW YORK: A federal judge in Syracuse ruled in July 2007 that some of the state's new restrictions were unconstitutional and blocked New York's attorney disciplinary authorities from enforcing them.
Lawyers, consumer advocacy group fighting Louisiana crackdown on attorney ads (Dallas Morning News)
NEW ORLEANS – Personal injury attorney Morris Bart has spent millions of dollars to make "one call, that's all" his familiar television commercial refrain, but new lawyer advertising rules in Louisiana may ruin the return on his investment.
Lawyer: Arrest Bolante (3:21 p.m.) (Sun Star)
MANILA -- A civil society lawyer said the basis for the arrest warrant of former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante issued by the Senate is still valid.
State's attorney candidates describe plans for office (The Naperville Sun)
The two candidates in the race for Will County state's attorney have different visions of the office's future.
Analysis: County attorney candidates make their case (Cleveland Advocate)
The Box 20 Political Forum was supposed to be a chance for undecided residents of Liberty County’s Precinct 20 to meet those running for local office. Instead it turned into a debate between the candidates for county attorney.