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Attorney Dyer wins seat on Howard school board (Baltimore Sun)
An attorney from Ellicott City was among the winners after the final votes were counted yesterday in Howard County's school board race. Allen Dyer, who ran unsuccessfully for the board in 2006, received 54,148 votes to capture the third and final seat at stake in the election. Janet Siddiqui, a pediatrician from Clarksville who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board last year, led all ...
McDonald's to pay attorney $2.4 million (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A judge ordered McDonald's Corp. to pay $2.4 million in attorney fees and costs to Louise Ogborn, the Bullitt County woman who last year won a $6.1 million verdict in her hoax lawsuit.
U.S. attorney discussed Siegelman case, aide says (Montgomery Advertiser)
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. at­torney who recused herself from the corruption case against for­mer 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.
US attorney wants to see Sjodin case through (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says he promised the family of slain University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin that he would see her case through.
U.S. attorney position likely will see new face, but it won't be a Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Choosing a new U.S. attorney for Nevada hasn't made it to the top of President-elect Barack Obama's to-do list, but that doesn't mean Nevadans aren't already thinking about it.
Lawyer helping rehabilitate dogs (The Washington Times)
BALTIMORE (AP) | Lawyer Paul De Santis has an interest in pet rehabilitation, especially the "maligned" pit bull and pit bull mixes. In 2001, while he was studying for the bar, Mr. De Santis rescued a pit bull named Gracie, and the two quickly became inseparable.
Justice's conduct questioned in lawyer's DWI (The Buffalo News)
Investigators for the state Commission on Judicial Conduct have begun asking questions about the actions of a State Supreme Court justice who signed an affidavit on behalf of a prominent lawyer charged with drunken driving Sept. 2.
Justice's conduct questioned in lawyer's DWI (The Buffalo News)
Investigators for the state Commission on Judicial Conduct have begun asking questions about the actions of a State Supreme Court justice who signed an affidavit on behalf of a prominent lawyer charged with drunken driving Sept. 2.
McDonald's To pay $2.4 Million In Attorney Fees In Sex Harassment Case (WKYT Lexington)
... A judge has ordered McDonald's Corp. to pay $2.4 million in attorney fees and costs to Louise Ogborn, the Bullitt County woman who last year won a $6.1 million verdict in her strip-search hoax lawsuit against the company
Decatur Attorney Arrested For Alleged Threats (WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago)
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say Decatur attorney Mark Bradley has been arrested for investigation of solicitation of a witness and solicitation of harassment of a witness in connection with allegations that he threatened to kill Macon State's Attorney Jack Ahola.
LPSO attorney watches game, then gets to work (The Houma Courier)
THIBODAUX - Watch football inside Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge or sit at home on your couch studying for an upcoming test.Mike Jimenez, staff attorney for the Lafourche Sheriff's Office, was presented with that choice Friday when a friend called to offer him a ticket to LSU's home game against No.1 ranked Alabama.
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (The Champions Sun)
The Texas Attorney Generals Office has filed suit against a Houston-based tanning salon chain, citing false health claims made in their advertising campaign.
Cambridge fellowship for top lawyer (Gulf Times)
LONDON: Aitzaz Ahsan, arguably Pakistan’s most popular lawyer and politician, has been selected for an honorary fellowship by Downing College, University of Cambridge.
Attorney-General hopes for legal aid cash boost (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Federal Attorney-General says he wants to address the decline in Commonwealth funding for legal aid, but he cannot promise an increase.
McDonald's to pay former employee's attorney fees (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ordered McDonald's Corp. to pay $2.4 million in attorney fees to a former employee forced to strip after someone called a Mount Washington restaurant posing as a police officer.
Raise Proposed for Attorney Despite Town Outsourcing Legal Work (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
The Town of Lancaster is proposing a 25 percent raise for its town attorney despite contracting out much of its legal work this year. In early 2008, the town decided to go from having a full-time attorney to a part-time one.
McDonald's to pay former employee's attorney fees (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A judge has ordered McDonald's Corp. to pay $2.4 million in attorney fees to a former employee forced to strip after someone called a Mount Washington restaurant posing as a police officer. Louise Ogborn sued McDonald's and was awarded $5 million in punitive damages and about $1.1 million in compensatory damages in October 2007. McDonald's has appealed, and the case is pending at the ...
"Chambliss can't answer subpoena" says attorney for GA Press Assoc (WSAV Savannah)
An attorney for the Georgia Press Association says Senator Saxby Chambliss cannot respond to a subpoena from Savannah attorney Mark Tate. "As a matter of fact, Chambliss couldn't respond if he wanted to," says David Hudson, general counsel for the Georgia Press Association.
Attorney in Selenski, Kocis cases to resign from conflict counsel pool (The Citizens' Voice)
Attorney Stephen Menn, a member of the court-appointed teams defending accused killers Hugo Selenski and Harlow Cuadra, gave notice Thursday that he will resign from the Luzerne County conflict counsel pool at the end of the year.
Lawyer calls for taser review (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A criminal defence lawyer is campaigning for a taser gun review after police used the weapon on a 16-year-old girl.
Attorney arrested at Dylan concert (Houston County News)
A well-known local attorney was arrested after the Nov. 5 Bob Dylan concert at the La Crosse Center when police said he refused to leave and resisted arrest.
Ottawa prof accused in Paris bombing shocked by charges: lawyer (Canada.com)
The Ottawa university professor arrested this week in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue is a devoted teacher who is shocked by the charges he currently faces, his lawyer said Saturday.
Ottawa prof accused in Paris bombing shocked by charges: lawyer (Canada.com)
The Ottawa university professor arrested this week in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue is a devoted teacher who is shocked by the charges he currently faces, his lawyer said Saturday.
Kevin Johnson, attorney and judge, took on hard cases (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
"He was as fierce a defense attorney as he was a prosecutor." He took that spirit to the campaign trail, too.
Attorney General Bill McCollum has sued Imperial Majesty Cruise Lines LLC for its failure “to adequately disclose fuel ... (Boca Raton News)
Attorney General Bill McCollum has filed a lawsuit against a Broward County cruise ship company for what he said was its failure “to adequately disclose fuel surcharge fees.”
Fort Lauderdale lawyer builds powerful new firm, expands influence (Sun-Sentinel)
I'll turn to the Yiddish of my grandparents to describe Scott Rothstein, a fast-talking, fast-rising Fort Lauderdale lawyer, businessman and political juggernaut.
Challenge to attorney's powers by family of student killed in Germany (Guardian Unlimited)
Claim that attorney general's decision is 'immune' from judicial review is contested
Lawyer calls for taser review (The West Australian)
A criminal defence lawyer is campaigning for a Taser stun gun review after police used the weapon on a 16-year-old girl.
Chaining charges withdrawn against attorney (The Daily Item)
CRESSON (AP) _ Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against an Altoona attorney who chained his pregnant girlfriend to a couch because she says she asked to be so she wouldn't go looking for drugs.
Dallas County district attorney reconciles opposition to death penalty with the law (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins created a conviction integrity unit. He invited law students into his office to help probe for wrongful convictions. And there is at least one other way Watkins differs from most other prosecutors: He is personally opposed to capital punishment. In recent interviews, Watkins discussed those feelings and how he reconciles them with Texas law and the ...
Fort Lauderdale lawyer builds powerful new firm, expands influence (Sun-Sentinel)
I'll turn to the Yiddish of my grandparents to describe Scott Rothstein, a fast-talking, fast-rising Fort Lauderdale lawyer, businessman and political juggernaut.
Turkey expells Norwegian lawyer (The Norway Post)
Turkey has expelled the Norwegian lawyer and human rights activist Jon Rud for life. The reason is thought to be his engagement for Kurdish activists.
Charges against Blair lawyer accused of chaining girlfriend dropped (Altoona Mirror)
Charges against Blair lawyer dropped CRESSON -- Blair County attorney Mark Zearfaus has defended criminal suspects for years, but he said Friday that his firsthand experience facing criminal charges this week has given him a new perspective on the justice system.
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.
A few lawmen seek out post of U.S. attorney for Cleveland (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
A new administration in Washington will mean a new U.S. attorney in Cleveland, and speculation about who that might be has already begun. Among the early names mentioned are Steve Dettelbach, who prosecuted Nate Gray and went to law school...
Power Company Sues For Attorney Fees in Electrocution Case (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE — Southwestern Electric Power wants its attorney’s fees paid by the company that owned a tent responsible for the electrocution death of three men in 2004.
Attorney in Selenski, Kocis cases to resign from conflict counsel pool (The Citizens' Voice)
Attorney Stephen Menn, a member of the court-appointed teams defending accused killers Hugo Selenski and Harlow Cuadra, gave notice Thursday that he will resign from the Luzerne County conflict counsel pool at the end of the year.
Attorney for state was leader in girls soccer statewide (SouthtownStar)
D an C. Flanagan was a major force in girls soccer in Illinois and an attorney who helped craft landmark legislation that required child safety seats in vehicles.
N.D. Attorney General won't give opinion on Blunt payment (The Bismarck Tribune)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has declined to resolve an argument about whether North Dakota's former workers compensation director was entitled to almost $128,000 worth of severance benefits.
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (Cy-Fair Sun)
The Texas Attorney Generals Office has filed suit against a Houston-based tanning salon chain, citing false health claims made in their advertising campaign.
Mayor suspends attorney (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
McComb Mayor Zach Patterson suspended City Attorney Rachel Wilson Michel on Friday and offered the job on an interim basis to Municipal Judge Pro Tem Brandon Frazier.
Patterson’s letters on city attorney’s suspension (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
McComb Mayor Zach Patterson’s Nov. 14 letters regarding the suspension of City Attorney Rachel Michel. The following letters were faxed to the Enterprise-Journal:
Lawyer works to retrain homeless dogs (The Capital)
BALTIMORE — Lawyer Paul De Santis has an interest in pet rehabilitation, especially the "maligned" pit bull and pit bull mixes. In 2001, while he was studying for the bar, De Santis rescued a pit bull named Gracie and the two quickly became inseparable.
Chaining charges withdrawn against Altoona attorney (Centre Daily Times)
Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against an Altoona attorney who chained his pregnant girlfriend to a couch because she says she asked to be so she wouldn't go looking for drugs.
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.
City wants barricaders' lawyer inhibited (Sun Star)
RESOLUTION of the complaint filed by the City Government against leaders of the group which barricaded the Irisan dumpsite is expected to drag on. This, after the City Legal Office (CLO) filed its own motion asking the lawyer of the other camp to inhibit from further representing the respondents.
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.
Oldest new attorney admitted (The Natal Witness Group)
It was an emotional moment for Durban man Kamathaven Govindasamy Reddy (60), who became the oldest person to be admitted as an attorney for the first time, in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday.
Attorney for Exonerated Man Says Lawsuit Being Considered (KOLN Lincoln)
The attorney for one of the six people wrongly convicted in the 1985 rape and murder of a Beatrice woman says he'll contact the six to see if there's interest in filing a lawsuit against the state.
Expat lawyer arrested for forging visas (Arab News)
JEDDAH: Police yesterday raided a workshop owned by an expatriate lawyer who was using the venue to forge work visas and other official papers. Spokesman of the Jeddah police, Col. Misfir Al-Juaid, said a number of stamps were confiscated at the workshop located in Jeddah’s Al-Kandra district.