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Movie sparked exchange between SEC lawyer, Mark Cuban (Dallas Morning News)
Mark Cuban's brother posted a series of angry e-mails Friday between the Dallas billionaire and a Fort Worth lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – the same government agency that accused Mr. Cuban of insider trading this week.
Fake lawyer gets sentenced to 15 years (The Arizona Republic)
A man who bilked divorcing couples out of hundreds of thousands of dollars while impersonating a lawyer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Defence lawyer grilled over adult sentencing (Winnipeg Free Press)
A Manitoba judge is questioning why the lawyer of a 15-year-old boy with limited mental capacity gave the green light to have him treated in the courts as an adult -- a move that could send him to federal prison for up to three years. The consent agreement is almost unheard- of in youth courts and Lance Pavel Beardy, 15, is believed to be the youngest offender in Manitoba history to lose the ...
Attorney General has lead plan for Burlington area (Boston Globe)
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is launching a new effort to combat lead poisoning in the state.
Man who passed himself off as lawyer gets 15 years (KVOA Tucson)
Associated Press - November 22, 2008 11:44 AM ET PHOENIX (AP) - A man who passed himself off as a lawyer while operating a Phoenix office called "Divorce with Dignity" has been sentenced to...
'Divorce With Dignity' Lawyer Gets Prison (CBS 5 Phoenix)
A Valley man who passed himself off as a divorce lawyer is sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
East Side lawyer emerges as favorite for Grand Rapids-based Appeals Court judge (The Grand Rapids Press)
Several local lawyers want it, but an east sider is the likely gubernatorial appointee to a soon-to-be vacant seat on the Grand Rapids-based state Court of Appeals. Doug Shapiro, an Ypsilanti personal-injury lawyer, has the backing of the Michigan Justice...
Man who passed himself off as lawyer gets 15 years (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
A man who passed himself off as a lawyer while operating a Phoenix office called ``Divorce with Dignity'' has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
Man who passed as a lawyer gets 15 years (ABC 15 Phoenix)
A man who passed himself off as a lawyer while operating a Phoenix office called "Divorce with Dignity" has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
Attorney General's Office not to assist in Good Sam case (Albert Lea Tribune)
The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office no longer will be assisting the Freeborn County Attorney’s Office in prosecution against the four teenagers allegedly involved in abuse at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home of Albert Lea, according to a news release issued Friday by the Freeborn County Attorney’s Office.
U.S Attorney General Michael Mukasey Back To Work After Collapse (WJBF-TV Augusta)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey is back at work, less than 24 hours after collapsing while giving a speech.
Veitch trial delays "disgraceful" - lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Tony Veitch's lawyer says it is a disgrace the broadcaster's trial on assault charges is unlikely to get to court for up to two years because of huge backlogs in the justice system.
Veitch lawyer slams trial delays (Otago Daily Times)
Tony Veitch's lawyer says it is a disgrace the broadcaster's trial on assault charges is unlikely to get to court for up to two years because of huge backlogs in the justice system.
Fomer Texas Attorney General Mattox dies (The Conroe Courier)
AUSTIN – Former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox, known as the junkyard dog of Texas politics who also served in Congress and battled Ann Richards in a vicious primary campaign for governor, has died. He was 65.
Rumors about Preston severance package unfounded, Attorney General’s office says (Anderson Independent-Mail)
Despite Internet rumors to the contrary, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is not looking into the severance package and release agreement Anderson County Council has offered to Anderson County Administrator Joey Preston, according to McMaster’s office.
Not Guilty Pleas for Obstruction Charges in Lawyer's Murder (FOX 5 Washington D.C.)
Two D.C. men have pleaded not guilty to obstructing justice in connection with the 2006 death of a D.C. lawyer. Joseph Price, 37, and Victor Zaborsky, 42, agreed to turn in their passports, undergo random drug testing and wear ankle monitoring bracelets in exchange for being released from jail. The two men and their roommate, Dylan Ward, 28, were charged with obstructing the investigation into ...
Decatur attorney Bradley in court for himself and client (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Decatur attorney Mark Bradley appeared in circuit court twice on Friday afternoon, the first time to be arraigned on felony charges of solicitation of harassment of a witness and unlawful communication with a witness and a short time later to represent Timothy R. Kreher at a sentencing hearing.
City's new district attorney won't release drug test results (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Less than a week after he took office and ordered all employees to submit to drug tests, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the test results will not be made public when they are turned over to him in...
Lawyer's Mistake Lets Murderer Brothers Shorten Prison Terms (WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago)
ST. CHARLES-- Jaime and Edgar Castro could have spent the next three decades in prison as convicted murderers. Instead, the brothers will probably be home in six years, thanks in part to their lawyer's error.
WA Attorney-General to examine 'killers' contact' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Western Australia's Attorney-General will examine allegations that two lesbian lovers who murdered a Perth teenager are continuing to have close contact in jail.
Council chooses new town attorney (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
The town of Atlantic Beach selected a new town attorney in a special meeting Saturday, choosing a Columbia lawyer who specializes in governmental law and was once a candidate for S.C. attorney general.
Short list emerges for district's U.S. Attorney (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
After Barack Obama takes office in January, his appointee as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee will inherit significant probes of public corruption in Memphis as well as the huge task of prosecuting all local federal crimes.
Decatur attorney Bradley in court for himself and client (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Decatur attorney Mark Bradley appeared in circuit court twice on Friday afternoon, the first time to be arraigned on felony charges of solicitation of harassment of a witness and unlawful communication with a witness and a short time later to represent Timothy R. Kreher at a sentencing hearing.
Lawyer, 2 others held for stealing vehicles (The Times of India)
CHENNAI: The city police have arrested a lawyer and two others for selling stolen vehicles through some students. The police have recovered two bikes and more vehicles are likely to be seized after the gang is questioned.
Chennai lawyer steals vehicles, held (The Times of India)
The city police have arrested a lawyer and two others for selling stolen vehicles through some students.
Rabal Wins Attorney Post With 29 Percent (The Morning News)
With about 29 percent of the vote, Brian Rabal is Centerton's new city attorney.
Judge grants continuance so Cormican's fourth attorney can review case (Crookston Daily Times)
The case of a Crookston woman accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy received yet another continuance in Polk County District Court Wednesday after Kellie Ann Lundon-Cormican, 39, changed her attorney for the third time since last year when the case began.
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (Copperfield 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.
Lawyer in AIM slaying wants presentence report (The Bismarck Tribune)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The lawyer representing one of two men charged with killing a woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975 wants to see the presentence report of the third man already convicted of the crime.
Letter: Attorney Santana just doing his job (Appeal-Democrat)
I have known Jesse Santana and his wonderful family for many years, and I know that he is an honorable, God-loving family man and a excellent attorney.
Detention for Germans held over Kosovo EU attack: lawyer (Eu Business)
(PRISTINA ) - A Pristina court has ordered one month's detention for three Germans arrested on suspicion of attacking the EU envoy's office in Kosovo, a lawyer for the trio said Sunday.
Detention For Germans Held Over Kosovo EU Attack -Lawyer (Nasdaq)
PRISTINA (AFP)--A Pristina court has ordered one month's detention for three Germans arrested on suspicion of attacking the E.U. envoy's office in Kosovo, a lawyer for the trio said Sunday.
Penguin apologises to lawyer (The Australian)
HIGH-PROFILE criminal lawyer George Defteros continues to make a financial killing in the legal fallout from Melbourne's bloody gangland war.
Tyler Host Committee Honors Attorney General Greg Abbott (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
The Tyler Host Committee will honor Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott during a reception hosted by State Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Hatch officer justified in fatally shooting 32-year-old man, district attorney says today (1:02 p.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Hatch officer justified in fatally shooting 32-year-old man, district attorney says today (1:02 p.m.)
Former Attorney General dies (Times of Malta)
Former Attorney General Joseph G. Borg has died at Mater Dei Hospital at the age of 80. Dr Borg served as Attorney General between 1983 and 1988. He was a former president of the Graduates Movement of the Azzjoni Kattolika, as well as honorary president of St Philip Band Club of Zebbug.
Attorney, Businessman Face Off In District 62 (Times Record)
Greenwood attorney Bill Walters is seeking a return to the Arkansas General Assembly, while Waldron businessman Terry Rice is making his first run for elected office.
"This isn't normal behaviour for Valentine, Neb.," says Cherry County's Attorney Eric Scott, a warning to any butt ... (Anorak)
This isn't normal behaviour for Valentine, Neb., says Cherry County's Attorney Eric Scott, a warning to any butt tourists...
Man who passed himself off as lawyer gets 15 years (Boston Globe)
A man who passed himself off as a lawyer while operating a Phoenix office called "Divorce with Dignity" has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
Attorney General has lead plan for Burlington area (Boston Globe)
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is launching a new effort to combat lead poisoning in the state.
District Attorney David Soares hopes to curb drunk driving (Capital News 9)
Albany County District Attorney David Soares is hoping a new DWI and Vehicular Crimes Unit will help curb drinking and driving.
Springfield attorney recommended as Chatham code-hearing officer (The State Journal-Register)
Springfield attorney Don Craven has been recommended to serve as code-hearing officer for Chatham’s new administrative court. The Chatham Village Board in September voted to create a code-hearing department to correct ordinance violations and collect fines in a quicker, more efficient way than taking violators to circuit court.
Attorney General moves to keep teen killers apart in jail (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The Attorney General says he will look at ways to end the contact in prison between two young women who murdered 16-year-old Stacey Mitchell and dumped her body in a wheelie bin.
Messy disciplinary battle involving Ontario's top cop and lawyer moves to court (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - An increasingly messy disciplinary battle that has ensnared Ontario's brusque top cop and his highly regarded lawyer moves to the courts Monday amid recriminations of political interference, judicial intimidation and personal animosities.
Detention for Germans held over Kosovo attack: lawyer (Gulf Times)
PRISTINA: A Pristina court has ordered one month’s detention for three Germans arrested on suspicion of attacking the EU envoy’s office in Kosovo, a lawyer for the trio said yesterday.
4 former NFLPA presidents, LeBron's attorney among those in running to replace Upshaw (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Four former NFL Players Association presidents as well as Fred Nance, a sports law attorney who represents NBA star LeBron James, are among the list of candidates being considered to replace the late Gene Upshaw as the union's executive director, a person with knowledge of the search process told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Terror lawyer says comments 'footy talk' (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer representing Australia's first convicted terrorist cell leader says his client's words were no different to the talk of a fanatical football fan.
Arroyo after immunity extension - JDV lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - If she cannot get a term extension through Cha-cha, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her backers may settle for "immunity extension," a lawyer of former House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr claimed Monday.
Man who passed himself off as lawyer gets 15 years (WCAX-TV Vermont)
A man who passed himself off as a lawyer while operating a Phoenix office called "Divorce with Dignity" has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
Attorney General has lead plan for Burlington area (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is launching a new effort to combat lead poisoning in the state.