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Koster's ex-wife backs rival for attorney general (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | Mike Gibbons' Republican attorney general campaign is getting financial help from the ex-wife of his Democratic opponent.
Lawyer sues city, Trigen over fall into steam pit (The Daily Record)
A North Baltimore lawyer who suffered serious burns over almost half her body when she fell into a downtown construction hole exactly three years ago has sued the city and the contractors involved.
Lawyer: Greg Hughes Didn’t Offer Bribe (2News Salt Lake City)
A lawyer for Representative Greg Hughes said his client didn’t offer a bribe to anyone.
Libertarian attorney general candidate protesting exclusion from debates (Deseret Morning News)
Upset that he has been excluded from a pair of debates in the Utah Attorney General's race, Libertarian party candidate Andrew McCullough is taking out advertisements protesting the decision.
Lawyer's delay sends client to jail in gold-bar cheating case (The New Straits Times)
PUTRAJAYA: A company consultant lost his final right of appeal in a cheating case due to a serious blunder by his lawyer.
Iraq veteran's attorney calls road-rage shooting "reasonable" (The Oregonian)
VANCOUVER -- The road-rage shooting was "reasonable," considering the experiences U.S. Army Reserves veteran Christopher P. Partridge had as a combat truck driver in Iraq, Partridge's attorney told a Clark County Superior Court jury Monday. Partridge, 26, is facing two...
Attorney general announces Countrywide settlement (Las Vegas Sun)
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said today that Nevada is one of several states that has reached an agreement with Countrywide Financial that will help almost 400,000 borrowers across the nation who are facing foreclosure.
Disbarred N.Y. Attorney Convicted of Murdering Wife (Law.com)
A disbarred attorney who lived three doors down from Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in suburban New York was convicted Saturday of murdering his wife in what prosecutors said was an attempt to collect life insurance money. Carlos Perez-Olivo was found guilty of second-degree murder and could get life in prison. Prosecutors said he shot his wife in the head as she dozed in their car during a ...
N.J. attorney general looking at Lehman Brothers (Asbury Park Press)
Attorney General Anne Milgram says state securities investigators are looking into Lehman Brothers and another bank that does business with New Jersey.
Man didn't intend to import child porn, lawyer argues (Ottawa Citizen)
An Ottawa man who admits to possessing more than 22,000 images of child pornography while in Boise, Idaho, should be found not guilty of criminal charges in Canada after he made “genuine, repeated efforts” to make sure the prohibited materials never entered the country, his lawyer argued Monday.
State's Attorney debate (WHOI Peoria)
By Tim McGinnis Monday, October 06, 2008 at 9:44 p.m. The candidates for Peoria County State's Attorney squared off tonight at a debate sponsored by the local chapter of the NAACP.
Man charged in restaurant deaths can't recall incident: lawyer (CBC British Columbia)
A man accused of killing two women when the truck he was driving crashed into a Maple Ridge, B.C., restaurant cannot remember what happened that day, his lawyer said Monday.
Martinsburg attorney expects to represent more than 400 former AB&C workers in suit (The Herald-Mail)
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. A Martinsburg attorney representing former AB&C Group workers in a back-wages lawsuit over two local AB&C plant shutdowns earlier this year said Monday that he and two other lawyers are now expecting to represent hundreds of former AB&C workers in the case now that a judge has ruled the suit can proceed as a class action.
Longtime lawyer Henry Doscher dies (Abilene Reporter-News)
Henry Doscher, a longtime Abilene lawyer and university professor, will be remembered as a chivalrous, charitable gentleman, according to people who knew him well.
State's Attorney, Coroner Candidates Debate at Ward Chapel Church in Peoria (WEEK-TV Peoria)
Candidates running for Peoria County Coroner and State's Attorney squared off in a debate tonight at Ward Chapel Church in Peoria. Incumbents Coroner Johnna Ingersoll and State's Attorney Kevin Lyons are fighting to keep their posts.
Sebastian to review city attorney (Vero Press Journal)
Less than a month before the election, the City Council is expected to discuss the future of City Attorney Rich Stringer.
Fairfax delegate studies bid for attorney general (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Del. Stephen C. Shannon, D-Fairfax, is a step closer to a formal bid for attorney general. Yesterday, he filed a statement of organization for the political committee Steve Shannon for Attorney General, according to Marty Mooradian, political director of Friends of Steve Shannon.
Lawyer faults Harwich shooting accounts (Cape Cod Times)
The lawyer for the man shot and wounded by a Harwich police officer on Sept. 29 questions police accounts that his client had a knife.
Lawyer wants sentencing delay for man convicted in deadly shooting (San Bernardino Sun)
SAN BERNARDINO - A lawyer for a man convicted in the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Edward Griffin requested sentencing be delayed Monday so he could fight spending the next several decades in prison.
Larsen: Attorney oversteps powers (Florida Today)
The attorney for accused deputy county property appraiser Lance Larsen has moved to dismiss charges of grand theft and official misconduct -- in the process making some defiant statements about officials' power.
District Attorney's Office probes Walnut (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
WALNUT - City leaders battling a proposed NFL stadium could go 0-for-2 if the District Attorney's Office finds that it violated open meeting laws, again.
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.
Menasha to study city attorney post (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MENASHA Six people have been appointed to a study committee to analyze the human resources/city attorney position in the wake of a pending retirement.
House elects Lafayette attorney to ethics board (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser)
BATON ROUGE - Lafayette attorney Blake Monrose, the newest member of the state Board of Ethics, says he is ready to begin work on the board.
U.S. attorney leaving post (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Chuck Rosenberg, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia since 2006, is stepping down from the job this month. Spokesman Jim Rybicki said Rosenberg informed President Bush of his intentions in a Sept. 30 letter. Rosenberg's last day on the job will be Oct. 22. Rybicki said an acting U.S. attorney likely will be appointed until a replacement is nominated by the president and ...
High-profile lawyer flying under radar (Montreal Gazette)
Twelve years ago, bailiff Richard Gauthier began working with Claude F. Archambault, the high-profile Montreal lawyer who advertises his practice on the back of the Yellow Pages.
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.
South Texas city sues attorney general (ABC 13 Houston)
This South Texas city has sued the Texas attorney general in an effort to keep details of attempts to lure an automobile manufacturer out of public view
Graft-Fighting Lawyer Harassed by Police (The Moscow Times)
03 October 2008 By Francesca Mereu / Staff Writer 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.
Coral Gables lawyer, 2 others charged in mortgage fraud (Miami Herald)
A Coral Gables lawyer has been charged with helping to broker a crooked mortgage deal that used identity theft to buy a Coconut Grove house for more than three times what it was worth.
U.S. attorney for Eastern District to resign (The Virginian-Pilot)
RICHMOND The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia is stepping down from the job this month. Chuck Rosenberg informed President Bush of his intentions in a September 30 letter. Rosenberg has held the job since 2006.
US attorney for Eastern District to resign (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - October 7, 2008 8:06 AM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia is stepping down from the job this month.
Mo. lawyer sentenced for $867K fraud (Jefferson City News Tribune)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A northwest Missouri lawyer will spend four years and two months in federal prison for defrauding a bank of nearly $867,000. Dawn Renee Harpster must also pay back the full amount she received as loans from North Kansas City's Norbank.
Lawyer: David Duchovny is out of rehab (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- David Duchovny's lawyer said the U.S. film and television actor has left the rehabilitation facility where he spent two months being treated for sex addiction.
Allen Lawyer Denies Making Signals to Client (Fox News)
The federal judge in Sen. Stevens' corruption trial accused the lawyer for the government's star witness of making secret signals to his client.
Bosnian Authorities Hold Arab Ex-fighter - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AFP)--Arab former fighter Imad al-Husin, also known as Abu Hamza, was detained and placed in an immigration center in Sarajevo, his lawyer said Tuesday, accusing Bosnian authorities of breaking the law.
Allen lawyer denies making signals to client (The Plain Dealer)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge overseeing Ted Stevens' corruption trial says he saw a lawyer making signals from the crowd to the lead witness against the Alaska senator.
Police, attorney general warn residents of scams (The Sentinel)
State police and Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett have issued press releases warning residents to beware of scams.
Allen lawyer denies making signals to client (AP via Yahoo! News)
In the latest sideshow at Sen. Ted Stevens's corruption trial, the federal judge overseeing the case accused the lawyer for the government's star witness of making secret signals to his client during a crucial cross-examination.
Lawyer in Stevens trial denies signaling to key witness (USA Today)
In the latest sideshow at Sen. Ted Stevens's corruption trial, the federal judge overseeing the case accused the lawyer for the government's star witness of making secret signals to his client during a crucial cross-examination.
State's Attorney debate gets heated (WHOI Peoria)
Story By Tim McGinnis Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 at 9:44 p.m. The candidates for Peoria County State's Attorney squared off Monday night at a debate sponsored by the local chapter of the NAACP.
'Wardrobe malfunction' attorney at EIU tonight (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
11:45 a.m. CHARLESTON -- First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere, a Mattoon native, will discuss the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” and other media cases at 6 p.m. today in the Lumpkin Auditorium at Eastern Illinois University.
Coral Gables lawyer, 2 others charged in mortgage fraud (Miami Herald)
A Coral Gables lawyer has been charged with helping to broker a crooked mortgage deal that used identity theft to buy a Coconut Grove house for more than three times what it was worth.
Judge in Stevens trial reprimands witness's attorney (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The attorney representing Bill Allen, the star witness in Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial, got a public scolding Tuesday morning from the judge overseeing the case. Anchorage attorney Robert Bundy, who has been sitting in the spectator section of the courtroom in Washington while his client has been testifying, was accused Monday by the judge of trying to signal to Allen on the stand. ...
Ex-UBS top lawyer settles insider trading case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A former top lawyer at UBS AG has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle accusations that he sold his personal holdings of auction-rate securities after acquiring insider information about the collapsing market for the debt, New York's attorney general said.
Dearborn city attorney dies in crash (Detroit Free Press)
Dearborn assistant city attorney John W. Tanner II died late Monday after swerving on a city road and crashing directly into a median tree.
Judge in Stevens trial reprimands witness's attorney (Miami Herald)
The attorney representing Bill Allen, the star witness in Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial, got a public scolding Tuesday morning from the judge overseeing the case.
Dearborn city attorney dies in crash (Detroit Free Press)
Dearborn assistant city attorney John W. Tanner III died late Monday after swerving on a city road and crashing directly into a median tree.
Ex-UBS senior lawyer settles insider trading case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A former top lawyer at UBS AG has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle accusations he sold his personal holdings of auction-rate securities after getting insider information about the collapsing market for the debt.
Judge in Stevens trial reprimands witness's attorney (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - The attorney representing Bill Allen, the star witness in Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial, got a public scolding Tuesday morning from the judge overseeing...