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Suspect in bystander shooting 'very stressed out' before surrendering: lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The man accused of spraying bullets into a crowd of people outside a Toronto bar and killing an innocent bystander was "very stressed out" before turning himself in to police, his lawyer said Wednesday following the man's first court appearance.
Cops tailored testimony - Armento lawyer (New York Daily News)
Three city cops twisted their testimony to fit the prosecution's cop-killing case against a junkie pal of actor Lillo Brancato, a defense lawyer charged Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney Announces North Alabama Election Plans (NBC 13 Birmingham)
United States Attorney Alice H. Martin announced today that Pat Meadows, an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) in the Northern District of Alabama, will lead the efforts of her office in the connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide election Day Program for the upcoming November 4, 2008 general elections. 
New York Attorney General asks banks for bonus information (Market Watch)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo asks nine of the largest U.S. banks for information about the bonuses they plan to pay.
Wisconsin Attorney General to Send Prosecutors to the Polls (WKBT La Crosse)
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he'll deploy more than 50 assistant attorney generals and state agents around the state Nov. 4 to guard against election fraud.
N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Arbitron Stock Sales (Mediaweek)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating whether Arbitron executives may have profited by selling their ARB shares just before the company announced the delay of its portable people meter rollout on November 26, 2007, according to a report in today’s (October 29) Wall Street Journal.
NY attorney general asks banks for bonus info (AP via Yahoo! News)
The New York attorney general has asked nine banks that are getting a piece of the Wall Street bailout to turn over information about how they are spending money on executive bonuses.
Lawyer prepares UN case against intervention (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
An Indigenous leader from central Australia has asked a human rights lawyer to take a case against the federal intervention to the United Nations .
NY attorney general asks banks for bonus info (San Francisco Chronicle)
The New York attorney general has asked nine banks that are getting a piece of the Wall Street bailout to turn over information about how they are spending money on executive bonuses. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the bailout has essentially made taxpayers...
Assumed patients knew about cancer test woes, lawyer tells inquiry (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A St. John's lawyer who advised officials not to issue a written advisory to breast cancer patients testified Wednesday that he assumed they had already learned about testing problems through news reports.
Assumed patients knew about cancer test woes, lawyer tells inquiry (CBC)
A St. John's lawyer who advised Eastern Health not to issue a written advisory to breast cancer patients testified Wednesday that he assumed they had already learned about testing problems through news reports.
Megahed attorney wants 'Hollywood-esque' video tossed (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- An attorney for Youssef Megahed says an FBI video demonstrating the explosion of a combustible mixture he's charged with illegally transporting uses "special effects" that go too far. The attorney wants the video excluded from the former University...
Frost has no 'magical' ability to coerce people into having sex: lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
NAPANEE, Ont. - David Frost has no "magical" ability to compel people to have sex, and the sex acts that two women claim he orchestrated for his young players never happened, his lawyer argued Wednesday during a day of testimony that included a former player saying group sex is common in the hockey world.
N.Y. Attorney General Asks Banks for Bonus Information (Law.com)
New York's attorney general turned up the heat Wednesday on nine large banks benefiting from the Wall Street bailout to provide information on the calculations and sizes of their executive bonuses. In letters to the boards of directors of Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and seven other banking giants, Andrew Cuomo said taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent. "Taxpayers are, in ...
Cleveland lawyer George Forbes faces public reprimand, or worse (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Kiichiro Sato/Associated PressGeorge ForbesAn Ohio disciplinary commission has recommended that Cleveland lawyer George Forbes receive a public reprimand for misdemeanor crimes committed while serving on a state board. The Ohio Supreme Court will now decide the punishment for Forbes, a...
RI gov demands 1 lawyer for Supreme Court case (Boston Globe)
Gov. Don Carcieri is demanding that a single lawyer represent the state and the Town of Charlestown during next week's arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving Narragansett Indian land.
Attorney Husband Who Misled Wife About Contract Change Gets Benefit of Original Agreement (Law.com)
A New York attorney is not obliged to pay $52,000 a year in maintenance to his ex-wife even though he acknowledged crossing out a cohabitation clause freeing him to stop the payments from a copy of the separation agreement, a state judge has ruled. The husband stated that he crossed out the clause more than a year after he and his wife signed the agreement, knowing that "the modification was ...
P. Cameron DeVore dies at 76; a pioneering attorney in the field of media law (Los Angeles Times)
P. Cameron DeVore, an attorney who helped establish the field of media law and was one of the first to successfully argue that advertising was a form of speech protected by the Constitution, died Sunday at his home on Lopez Island, near Seattle. He was 76.
U.S. Attorney DeGabrielle leaving for private practice (Houston Chronicle)
Houston-based U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced Wednesday he will leave office in November for private law practice rather than wait for the next president to replace him.
Suspect in TaJanay's death denied new lawyer (The Indianapolis Star)
An Indianapolis attorney will continue to defend a man accused in the abuse death of TaJanay Bailey after a judge rejected the defendant's request for a new lawyer.
Unwanted fax advertisements spur attorney general to sue (The Indianapolis Star)
SOUTH BEND - Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter has filed suit against three companies that sent unwanted faxes for clothing and discount health plans.
So to Speak | Joe Blundo commentary: Lawyer has strong case for winning (The Columbus Dispatch)
Paul Travis doesn't want to be called Columbus' strongest lawyer.
Dan Gross: Lawyer tells tales (Philadelphia Daily News)
THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER who has blogged for four years at PhilaLawyer.net is celebrating his first book, "Happy Hour is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession" (HarperCollins, $23.95). The amusing and cautionary tale of sex, drugs, and litigation is "mostly all true though some characters are composites," the Philadelphia Lawyer said in a recent phone interview.
Province has no jurisdiction in child porn laws: lawyer (News 95.7)
The province's plan to make not reporting child porn a crime is coming under scrutiny. Defence lawyer Kevin Burke says child pornography is covered under federal laws, and he doesn't understand why the provincial government would be stepping in.
Attorney Condon, wife killed in collision (The Buffalo News)
A renowned Buffalo defense attorney and his wife were killed Wednesday afternoon when their van was broadsided by a driver who ran a red light at a high rate of speed, Hamburg town police reported.
Attorney General: Play it safe when sending kids trick-or-treating (The Saginaw News)
When sending your costumed children into the neighborhood in search of treats, following a few basic tips will ensure their Halloween is as safe as it is fun. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox today encouraged parents to reference the...
State attorney general faces 2 opponents (Erie Times-News)
HARRISBURG — Tom Corbett has built-in advantages in his campaign for a second term as Pennsylvania’s attorney general — control over a high-profile corruption investigation in the Legislature; statewide name recognition; and a $1 million-plus war chest.
Former prosecutor accuses District Attorney William Bennett of retaliation in wake of sexual harassment dispute (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - A former prosecutor has accused Hampden County District Attorney William M. Bennett of punishing him for criticizing the handling of an interoffice sexual harassment dispute which sparked a suspension, a resignation and a criminal charge.
State’s attorney sets up complaint line for Election Day lawbreaking (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP - Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during next week’s general election can report them to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Jerry Seinfeld - Seinfelds Lawyer Blasts Manipulative Chef (ContactMusic)
LATEST: A lawyer for JERRY SEINFELD has criticised the chef who accused his wife of plagiarism - branding her "manipulative" for bringing her young daughter into the ...
NDTV.com: Cairns not guilty of match-fixing: Lawyer (NDTV)
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns' lawyer has denied media reports that the cricketer, who was suspended by the Indian Cricket League (ICL), is involved in match-fixing.
Seinfeld's lawyer blasts 'manipulative' chef (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A lawyer for Jerry Seinfeld has criticized the chef who accused his wife of plagiarism branding her "manipulative" for bringing her young daughter into the feud. Chef Missy Chase Lapine sued Seinfeld's wife Jessica in January, claiming Seinfeld's bestselling cookbook Deceptively Delicious had been "brazenly plagiarized" from her own tome, The Sneaky Chef . Both books describe how to hide ...
New lawyer at Reynoldson, Van Werden & Reynoldson (Osceola Sentinel-Tribune)
Reynoldson, Van Werden and Reynoldson law firm has recruited a new lawyer to their firm. Megan Tooker started with the firm Aug. 11. She interned with Justice Michael Streit, the Supreme Court Justice of Iowa, for two years.
Judge refuses man's bid for new lawyer (Erie Times-News)
MEADVILLE — An Espyville man’s murder trial will begin as scheduled after a Crawford County judge denied his request for a new lawyer.
Illinois attorney general sues company that allegedly sold dangerous cribs despite recall (Canadian Business)
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against a crib distributor for allegedly ignoring a nationwide recall of bassinets that can cause babies to suffocate.
Pembroke Pines lawyer gets year and day for theft (Miami Herald)
A former Pembroke Pines lawyer was sentenced to a year and a day in state prison after his conviction on felony charges of stealing insurance settlement money from clients.
Attorney general sues bogus mortgage companies (WCNC Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina’s Attorney General says three Charlotte-area companies preyed on people in trouble. Now, the bogus companies are in trouble with his office.
Wounded teen's attorney wants independent prosecutor (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Derrell Dowdell, attorney for the 16-year-old allegedly shot by Frank Lumpkin III last week, says he is going to the Georgia attorney general and Department of Justice and ask for an independent prosecutor. He said that District Attorney Gray Conger has "lost his credibility."
Illinois attorney general sues over bassinets involved in fatalities (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
After two deaths and five recalls, the distributor of Simplicity bassinets continues to sell defective products at stores nationwide, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday in a suit against the company.
Governor slams attorney general over voter checks (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - October 30, 2008 1:55 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle is slamming a plan by Republican Attorney General J.B.
Bins trial: Free lawyer rights at issue in translation (The Framingham Tab)
A Framingham cop yesterday conceded that he read murder suspect Jeremias Bins his Miranda rights four separate times two years ago, but none of the Portuguese translations expressly said he could have a lawyer at no charge.
Political fight over Putnam attorney goes to voters (The Journal News)
A Putnam ballot proposal asks voters to decide Tuesday whether the county Legislature should have the same power to remove the county attorney as the county executive has.
B.C. Attorney General says officer in fatal crash not receiving favourtism (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER, B.C. - B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal denies the RCMP officer involved in a fatal collision in Tsawwassen this past weekend is receiving favourable treatment.
Governor slams attorney general over voter checks (The Journal Times)
MADISON — Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle slammed a plan by Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to dispatch special agents on Election Day.
Lawyer to be called as a witness in medals case (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Lawyer Chris Comeskey, who brokered the return of the stolen Waiouru war medals, says it is "absurd" that he could be called as a prosecution witness in the case and will fight the plan.
Wash. lawyer picked for RI case before high court (Boston Globe)
Gov. Don Carcieri is stepping in to resolve a dispute over which lawyer will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court next week in a case involving Narragansett Indian land.
Fresno-based U.S. attorney stepping down (The Fresno Bee)
McGregor W. Scott, who has served as U.S. attorney for California’s eastern federal judicial district since March 2003, announced today he will leave office Jan. 4.
Drunk lawyer who caused scene on plane goes to prison (The Florida Times-Union)
A drug-addicted lawyer was sentenced Thursday to four months in prison for assaulting a flight attendant during a drunken rant on a plane that landed in Jacksonville. John Michael Moody II, former owner of a Broward County title company, asked for probation despite being re-arrested Monday for violating his ...
Lawsuit seeks to block tough La. lawyer ad rules (Washington Post)
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.
Lawyer: Mom of abducted boy told police of warning (The Fresno Bee)
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted earlier this month went to police after she got a warning note in July, but was told there was no imminent threat and she should buy a shotgun, her lawyer said Thursday. Read comments