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Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
Attorney: O.J. Simpson Verdict Was 'Just Payback' (Fox News)
The Las Vegas jury that found O.J. Simpson guilty of all charges in a hotel room robbery case were "on an agenda" to make up for Simpson's 1995 murder acquittal, his attorney said.
Montana attorney general candidates go after Internet predators, sexual offender registry Posted on Oct. 5 (Missoulian)
HELENA - The two men running to be Montana’s next attorney general have recently announced plans aimed at protecting children, particularly in an age of Internet predators.
Lawyer: O.J. Simpson "Extremely Upset" By Verdict (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Lawyer speaks saying verdict, "was expected."
Wife of Fayette Co. District Attorney dies in auto accident (Eyewitness News Memphis)
Wife of Fayette County District Attorney Mike Dunavant is killed in a car accident last night, outside of Ripley, TN.
Disbarred lawyer convicted of killing wife (UPI)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A disbarred lawyer from Chappaqua, N.Y., has been convicted of killing his wife in a scheme to collect insurance money.
Retirement not an adjournment for 'top gun' attorney (The Bakersfield Californian)
His boss calls him the "Top Gun" attorney at the Kern County Public Defender's office. An opposing prosecutor describes him as a formidable opponent who nevertheless manages to remain ethical and upright. And fellow defense attorneys say he's a "trial machine," solid, dependable, with a demeanor so calm and inscrutable it's easy to overlook -- just below the surface -- the passion and dedication ...
Disbarred lawyer convicted of killing wife (Moldova.org)
A disbarred lawyer from Chappaqua, N.Y., has been convicted of killing his wife in a scheme to collect insurance money.Carols Perez-Olivio, 60, was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder in the Nov. 18, 2006, death of Peggy Perez-Olivio, The (White Plains, N.Y.) Journal News reported Sunday.Perez-Olivio maintained he and his wife were ambushed in their car near Milford by gunmen hired by a ...
B.C. to consider $100K contract for attorney (Battle Creek Enquirer)
If the city commission approves the contract on Tuesday, Battle Creek City Attorney Eileen Wicklund will make about $100,000 a year for the next three years, plus benefits.
Graft-Fighting Lawyer Harassed by Police (The Moscow Times)
03 October 2008 Lawyer Inna Yermoshkina gave little thought to the two dozen police officers waiting near the entrance of her apartment building when she returned home one evening in May. After all, she thought, she hadn't done anything wrong.
State Attorney: No evidence of sunshine violation by Cape Coral City Council (The News-Press)
The State Attorney's Office has said there's not enough evidence to suggest two city council members violated sunshine laws.
Second NZ lawyer facing Samoan arrest (Stuff)
A prominent Auckland lawyer has had to flee Samoa after a group of plain-clothes men tried to seize her in the capital Apia.
Attorney Comes to Client's Defense in Child Pornography Case (FOX 13 Utah)
The attorney of one of the suspects charged with child pornography and sexual abuse for attempting to launch a business similar to "Girls Gone Wild" is coming to his defense. Susanne Gustin says her client, Ian Walston, did not engage in sexual activities with the minors involved. All three of the suspects in the case remain at the Salt Lake County Jail, waiting extradition to Louisiana. Gustin, ...
Another NZ-based lawyer upset by Samoan police (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Well-known Auckland-based Samoan lawyer Olinda Woodroffe says she was "traumatised" when she had to seek refuge at the New Zealand High Commission office in Apia last week after being threatened with arrest.
NZ-based lawyer 'traumatised' by Samoan police (Stuff)
Well-known Auckland-based Samoan lawyer Olinda Woodroffe says she was "traumatised" when she had to seek refuge at the New Zealand High Commission office in Apia last week after being threatened with arrest.
Lawyer complains assessor’s actions were ‘uncouthful’ (Journal Inquirer)
ANDOVER — The lawyer for three business owners who say their property assessments were inflated or improperly done is calling the actions of the town assessor illegal and “uncouthful,” according to documents filed recently.
Attorney general candidates announce plans to target Net predators Posted on Oct. 5 (Missoulian)
HELENA - The two men running to be Montana’s next attorney general have recently announced plans aimed at protecting children, particularly in an age of Internet predators.
J.L. Chestnut Jr. dies at 77; lawyer fought for civil rights (Los Angeles Times)
J.L. Chestnut Jr., the first black lawyer in Selma, Ala., and an attorney for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the city's landmark protest marches of the early 1960s, died Sept. 30 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. He was 77.
SAGE attorneys ask Dist. 279 to pay $64,060; Request asks court to award attorney fees in SAGE lawsuit (Osseo-Maple Grove Press)
The attorneys for Straights and Gays for Equality (SAGE) have filed a motion asking a federal court to order Osseo School Dist. 279 to pay attorney fees in the case involving two former group members.
Excelsior city attorney eyes state house seat (Excelsior - Shorewood Sun-Sailor)
If all goes according to plan, Excelsior City Attorney Kevin Staunton is going to be very busy next year. Staunton, 49, has been the city attorney for 12 years.
SAGE attorneys ask District 279 to pay for attorney fees in lawsuit (Crystal - Robbinsdale Sun-Post)
The attorneys for Straights and Gays for Equality (SAGE) have filed a motion asking a federal court to order Osseo School District 279 to pay attorney fees in the case involving two former group members.
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.
Constitution Prohibits Casinos, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday his office will fully defend Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's proposed amendment to create a state lottery to fund college scholarships, though he disagrees with lottery supporters who say the state constitution does not ban casinos.
Official, lawyer to be honored as role models (New Haven Register)
Register Staff The Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund will honor five women with the Maria Stewart Award, including a top city administrator and a lawyer who practices in the Elm City.
Harry Gross: Woman appoints neighbors as power of attorney (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Dear Harry: For as long as I can remember, you have urged people to have someone appointed as power of attorney, and I think that's a very good idea. For the past several years, I have told my mother to do just that, but she was dragging her feet. Well, s
New Hartford attorney injured in head-on crash (Republican-American)
A prominent New Hartford attorney who was injured in a head-on crash on Route 4 in Goshen was listed in stable condition Tuesday at Hartford Hospital. 
Yemeni lawyer selected as CNN hero of the week (Yemen Times Online)
In April 2008, Yemeni lawyer Shada Nasser helped 10-year-old Nujood divorce her 30-year-old husband. Today, Nasser takes other girls' cases for free and works to help raise Yemen's legal age for marriage.
Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
Report price gouging to Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (Lake Houston Sentinel)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline has received hundreds of price gouging complaints from across the state. Most complaints allege price gouging on gas and lodging; others report price hikes involving food, water and power generators. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is investigating some consumers' claims that they were ...
Attorney general says seven will now testify (Anchorage Daily News)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's attorney general announced Sunday that seven state employees will now honor subpoenas to testify in the legislative investigation of the Troopergate affair.
Local attorney to speak to fundraiser group (Pensacola News Journal)
Kathy DeMaria, a local attorney, will speak to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oct. 13 at the Pensacola Civic Center.
Daughter of leading Croat lawyer shot dead (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters ZAGREB, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The daughter of a prominent Croat lawyer was shot dead in Zagreb on Mondayin the latest in a series of brutal daylight crimes that have highlighted worsening security in the ...
Mrs. Rangel's Lawyer Talks to the Post (Gothamist)
The NY Post takes up the marriage of Representative Charles Rangel and Alma Rangel, after talking to Mrs. Rangel's lawyer who says Rangel "scorned and dumped" his wife of 42 years after becoming the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee--by filing for divorce. Lawyer Sherri Donovan said that's why Alma Rangel demanded a jury case, " She did not want this divorce. She wanted to stay ...
Official, lawyer to be honored as role models (New Haven Register)
Register Staff The Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund will honor five women with the Maria Stewart Award, including a top city administrator and a lawyer who practices in the Elm City.
Attorney general candidate's ex-wife donates $140K to his opponent (The Springfield News-Leader)
The ex-wife of attorney general candidate Sen. Chris Koster has donated $140,000 to his Republican opponent, Sen. Mike Gibbons.
Rochester attorney Restovich dies at 62 (Post-Bulletin)
George Restovich, a well-known Rochester attorney, has died of cancer. The 62-year-old Restovich died at his home Friday. He practiced law in Rochester for more than 30 years, handling a mix of criminal, civil and family
Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
El Mirage county attorney to check residency of councilmen (The Arizona Republic)
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office has agreed to look into accusations that two El Mirage City Council members live outside the city, an El Mirage city official said.
St. Lawrence County Lawyer Settles Pension Abuse Case (WWNY - WNYF Watertown)
According to the Office of the State Attorney General, a St. Lawrence County lawyer will pay $42,000 to settle a pension abuse case. The AG's office says John Elmer, who retired in 1998, was improperly listed as an employee of four public sector entities.
Two running in Ohio attorney general race forced by scandal (The Canton Repository)
COLUMBUS Ohioans have had scant time to get to know the candidates in an unexpected attorney general race forced by a scandal.
McCain's lawyer: Keating investigation had ‘no merit’ (The Hill)
Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s lawyer during the Keating Five scandal said Monday that the inquiry brought about by the...
Candidates Battle Over Shawnee County District Attorney Seat (WIBW Topeka)
Shawnee County District Attorney candidates Eric Rucker and Chad Taylor spoke out about thier own records Monday.
Lawyer calls for Bloomberg spending limits (Moldova.org)
A veteran New York City lawyer says fairness dictates that Mayor Michael Bloomberg observe strict campaign spending limits in a run for a third term. Frederick A. O. Schwarz Jr. is the city's former corporation counsel and oversaw a major revision of New York's city charter in the 1980s. He told The New York Times in an interview published Monday he believes the charter allows the City Council ...
Lawyer calls for Bloomberg spending limits (UPI)
NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A veteran New York City lawyer says fairness dictates that Mayor Michael Bloomberg observe strict campaign spending limits in a run for a third term.
South Texas city sues Attorney General (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
McALLEN, Texas -- This South Texas city has sued the Texas Attorney General in an effort to keep details attempts to lure an automobile manufacturer out of public view.
Editorial - Use caution with city attorney RFP (The Fort Morgan Times)
It was reported last week that Fort Morgan City Attorney Jeffrey Wells sent a request for proposals (RFP) to area and statewide attorneys to determine if any has an interest in becoming an assistant city attorney for Fort Morgan on a contract basis.
Well-known Rochester attorney passes away (KTTC Rochester)
A prominent Rochester attorney has died. 62-year-old George Restovich died at his home on Friday evening after a five-and-a-half year battle with cancer.
Missing woman's husband hires attorney (ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville)
The husband of a missing Granville County woman has hired an attorney to represent him.
Pelo Will Appeal with New Lawyer (WMBD - FOX 43 Peoria)
WMBD/WYZZ – BLOOMINGTON- A Bloomington man who is serving over 400 years for 35 counts of rape is getting a new lawyer.
Lawyer gets 50 months in fraud case (The Business Journal of Kansas City)
A lawyer in Kidder, Mo., was sentenced to four years and two months in federal prison on Monday for defrauding a North Kansas City bank of more than $866,000.