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Hill was an assistant district attorney before joining private law firm (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
Longtime attorney Earl Hill, the first African American to lead the City Public Service board of trustees, has died after a long illness.
Schools suit lead lawyer leaves case (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - Jim Molloy, the lead lawyer representing Montana public schools in their lengthy lawsuit seeking more funding from the state, has been accused of "professional misconduct" for repeatedly failing to pay state and federal income taxes over 10 years.
Keep e-mails private, attorney general urges (Philly.com)
TRENTON - The governor could not govern if his private communications were open to the public, New Jersey's attorney general told a state appeals panel yesterday.
Clout: No shortage of U.S. attorney hopefuls (Philly.com)
WHILE THOUSANDS of resumés make their way to Barack Obama's transition team, the most coveted prize around Philadelphia is the U.S. attorney's job.
China imprisons Falun Gong follower, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
A Chinese woman who downloaded information about the banned Falun Gong sect and passed it to others has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison, her lawyer said Friday.
District Attorney disputes plea deal (Sheboygan Press)
A Sheboygan County case alleging embezzlement by the former Oostburg treasurer may be headed to the state appeals court after a judge ordered District Attorney Joe DeCecco to stand by a plea agreement the prosecutor claims he never offered.
N.J. Attorney General opposes disclosure of Corzine's emails (Asbury Park Press)
The shield of executive privilege can be pierced by a grand jury investigating criminal acts, but not by a private citizen seeking to discover a governor's motives, Attorney General Anne Milgram argued before an appellate court Thursday.
Hong Kong Claimant to Wang Billions Was Her Lover, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Tony Chan , a feng shui practitioner who claims to be the sole heir to deceased Hong Kong property developer Nina Wang 's estimated $4.2 billion fortune, was her ``lover,'' his lawyer said today.
N.Y. attorney general subpoenas Bank of America executive pay data (Asbury Park Press)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo issued a subpoena to Bank of America Corp. this week demanding a list of every executive who received a bonus of more than $250,000 over the past two years.
Ex-Farm Bureau lawyer in Goochland court on theft charges (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Former Virginia Farm Bureau insurance lawyer Lawrence H. Bidwell is scheduled to appear in Goochland County Circuit Court today for arraignment on embezzlement charges. He is accused of stealing an insurance claim check. Today he faces additional theft charges. Bidwell, 49, was arrested in August and charged with embezzling a $30,000 claim check this year. He had worked for the Farm Bureau's ...
Jailed U.S. Lawyer Moved (The Moscow Times)
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. lawyer imprisoned in Belarus has been moved to a correctional facility in Mogilev, in the eastern part of the country, the U.S. State Department said.
Attorney: Teacher's Facebook comments not intended for public view (The State)
CHARLOTTE -- An attorney for a suspended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher said Thursday she never intended for the public to view negative comments she made about students on Facebook. But the case is now part of a national debate that pits teachers' right to free expression against how communities expect them to behave. “This is a new frontier in education, where technological and social ...
Lawyer disbarred for misusing more than $50K from clients (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Irwin Kwiat, a lawyer involved in numerous high-profile criminal cases in Worcester, has been disbarred by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Attorney: Teacher's Facebook comments not intended for public view (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
CHARLOTTE — An attorney for a suspended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher said Thursday she never intended for the public to view negative comments she made about students on Facebook.
Klan leader once plotted attorney's death witness says (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The leader of the Kentucky-based Imperial Klans of America once plotted to kill the civil-rights attorney who is now suing him over a hate-crimes assault, a Meade County jury was told yesterday.
Flick: Twin City lawyer gathers in another $22.5 million (The Pantagraph)
NEW 7:25 a.m. When last we left Dave Dorris, the rather successful Twin City lawyer, he had just won a $67 million jury verdict in an Indianapolis personal injury case, hailed as the largest compensatory award in the history of Indiana. | Read more Flick
Attorney General: Law requires grouse farming rules (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is set to discuss rules for sage grouse farming in light of an attorney general's opinion that the commission is legally bound to adopt regulations for raising the popular game birds in captivity.
Thomas C. Dick | Lawyer, 80 (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Thomas C. Dick, 80, of Media, a lawyer and a former assistant attorney general for Pennsylvania, died of renal failure Saturday at home.
Lawyer Found Dead Along Rec Trail (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
DECORAH, Iowa -- Authorities said a body found along the Oneota Recreational Trail last week belongs to a Decorah lawyer. Police said they're investigating the death of Robert Cowie Jr.
Retired lawyer offers free aid to tenants (The Arizona Republic)
Retired lawyer gives free tenant aid; wants others to join him.
Flick: Twin City lawyer gathers in another $22.5 million (The Pantagraph)
NEW 7:25 a.m. When last we left Dave Dorris, the rather successful Twin City lawyer, he had just won a $67 million jury verdict in an Indianapolis personal injury case, hailed as the largest compensatory award in the history of Indiana. | Read more Flick
Justice IG Lists Top 10 Concerns for Incoming Attorney General (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
The Justice Department Inspector General has outlined an extensive to-do list for whoever President-elect Obama taps to be the next Attorney General.
Savers get lawyer over Iceland bank (Channel 4)
People who stand to lose millions of pounds through the collapse of the offshore arm of an Icelandic bank have appointed a lawyer to represent their interests.
Recused US attorney discussed Siegelman case (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
A U.S. attorney who recused herself from the corruption case against former Alabama Gov.
Recused US attorney discussed Siegelman case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. attorney who recused herself from the corruption case against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman because of potential political conflicts still closely monitored the case and communicated with prosecutors about it, according to information from a whistleblower.
Recused US attorney discussed Siegelman case (The State)
A U.S. attorney who recused herself from the corruption case against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman because of potential political conflicts still closely monitored the case and communicated with prosecutors about it, according to information from a whistleblower. The allegations that U.S. Attorney Leura Canary didn't completely stay out of the politically charged prosecution were detailed in ...
Charges Dropped Against Attorney Accused Of Chaining Fiancée Up (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
Charges were dismissed Friday against a local attorney accused of chaining his fiancée up in their apartment.
Recused US attorney discussed Siegelman case (The Charlotte Observer)
(By BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer) A U.S. attorney who recused herself from the corruption case against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman because of potential political conflicts still closely monitored the case and communicated with prosecutors about it, according to information from a whistleblower. The allegations that U.S. Attorney Leura Canary didn't completely stay out of the ...
Attorney: Bush doesn’t have a motive to kill (The Gazette)
Jacoven Bush doesn’t have a motive to kill Thomas Horvath, attorney Kjas Long says in his closing argument. Bush didn’t even know him, Long tells the jurors. Why would he endanger the lives of his friends at the fight to pull out a gun? His buddies, Reggie and Ricky Beard, were fighting Horvath and they were winning the fight, so why wouldn’t Bush just stand back and watch? Long said Vander ...
Washington Attorney General Goes After Iffy SEO Firm (WebProNews)
The Washington Attorney General's Office is less than happy with a Redmond-based SEO firm.  The business and its owner, who have operated through sites including Visible.net, Captures.com, and WebMarketingSource.com, now face a lawsuit. read more
Lawyer: Hells Angels Fired In Self-Defense (KELO Sioux Falls)
The defense lawyer representing two Hells Angels told jurors rival bikers confronted his clients so one fired back out of fear.
Attorney General Asked to Respond to Proposition 8 Lawsuits by Monday (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown has been asked by the state Supreme Court to file a response by noon on Monday to three lawsuits challenging a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
Lawyer disbarred for misusing more than $50K from clients (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Irwin Kwiat, a lawyer involved in numerous high-profile criminal cases in Worcester, has been disbarred by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Recused US attorney discussed Siegelman case (NBC 15 Mobile)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. attorney who recused herself from the corruption case against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman because of potential political conflicts still closely monitored the case and...
Recused US attorney discussed Siegelman case (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A U.S. attorney who recused herself from the corruption case against former Alabama Gov.
New lawyer advertising rules to take effect next April (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Faced with a lawsuit attacking restrictions on how lawyers can communicate with consumers, the Louisiana Supreme Court has postponed implementation of the lawyer advertising rules it adopted earlier this year.
Man says lawyer pressured him to admit sexual assaults (Regina Leader-Post)
A man who admitted sexually assaulting his niece and nephew over a five-year period now says he never committed the crime and only pleaded guilty because he was pressured by his lawyer.
Lynnwood biker's lawyer: Hells Angels were afraid (KOMO Seattle)
Two Hells Angels bikers, now standing trial for attempted murder, had stopped for a snack when they were confronted by a large group of armed Outlaws Motorcycle Club members intent on harming them, their lawyer said in his opening statement Friday.
Flint city attorney says her office will be decimated without budget money being restored (The Flint Journal)
FLINT, Michigan -- City Attorney Trachelle Young testified in court on Friday that her office needs more money, while City Council members indicated she could make do with what she has. Young is arguing that $400,000 should be restored to...
DA, defense attorney trade criticisms in JC cop case (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
Federal officials have been briefed on the Matthew Romano case for nearly a year, Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen said.
Attorney, forensic expert examine Casey’s car (FOX 35 Orlando)
Casey Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez and an expert who helped in the O.J. Simpson murder trial inspected her car Friday at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office while Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla and a team of divers searched Little Econ River.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tapped to Oversee $700 Billion Economic Bailout (Law.com)
President George W. Bush nominated Southern District of New York Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil Barofsky on Friday to be the special inspector general overseeing the $700 billion federal economic rescue plan. Barofsky has handled white-collar prosecutions as a member of the securities and commodities fraud unit, including winning the convictions of Tone Grant, the ex-president of Refco, and ...
Case Against Dead Lawyer Rejected; Trial Judge's 'Volume of Errors' Cited (Law.com)
A New York appeals panel has thrown out a breach of contract claim against a deceased attorney, citing the well-established principle that the dead cannot be sued. Initially allowing the case against the late lawyer to proceed was the first of many mistakes by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara R. Kapnick, according to the unanimous reversal. "This matter arrives before this Court as a ...
Pontiac Assistant City Attorney Arrested (FOX 2 News Detroit)
A well-known city attorney spends a day behind bars. He was arrested for getting too close to one of his female co-workers, and he should know better because part of his job is to prosecute domestic abuse cases. FOX 2's Brad Edwards got the tip and has more on the story.
Lawyer gets 11 years in fraud case (InsideNoVa.com)
A former Woodbridge lawyer was sentenced Friday to 11 years in federal prison for defrauding his clients of close to $4 million.
Chicago Lawyer Gets White House Job: Report (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
WASHINGTON, DC: Valerie Jarrett, a real estate lawyer who has worked for a long time for the Chicago city government, said in an interview that she had been hired by President-elect Barack Obama for a senior White House job.
Overland Park lawyer considered for Kansas Supreme Court (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | An Overland Park lawyer with close ties to state government is one of three finalists for an open slot on the Kansas Supreme Court.
Schools' lawyer withdraws: Lead attorney in suit hadn't paid taxes (Missoulian)
HELENA - Jim Molloy, the lead lawyer representing Montana public schools in their lengthy lawsuit seeking more funding from state tax dollars, has been accused of “professional misconduct” for repeatedly failing to pay state and federal income taxes for more than 10 years.
Lawyer: Hells Angels Were Afraid (Yankton Press & Dakotan)
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Two Hells Angels bikers standing trial for attempted murder stopped for a snack when they were confronted with a large group of armed Outlaws Motorcycle Club members intent on harming them, their lawyer said in his opening statement.
Flick: Twin City lawyer gathers in another $22.5 million (The Pantagraph)
When last we left Dave Dorris, the rather successful Twin City lawyer, he had just won a $67 million jury verdict in an Indianapolis personal injury case, hailed as the largest compensatory award in the history of Indiana. | Read more Flick