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Attorney general's office lax in handling cash advances, audit finds (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
BATON ROUGE -- The state attorney general's office in 2007 was lax in handling $6,100 in cash advances for a band and other expenses at an annual training seminar for constables and justices of the peace, according to a financial...
S.C. Bar offers lawyer referral service (Columbia Star)
The South Carolina Bar offers a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) as a simple and inexpensive method of introducing people with legal problems to qualified attorneys. For those who may be unsure whether their situation requires a lawyer, in many cases it is useful - and can be less expensive in the end - to obtain the advice of counsel early on in the case.
Attorney, uncles urge killer be spared (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
An attorney who formerly represented a Cincinnati man who killed his mother nearly 18 years ago flew to Columbus so he could urge the Ohio Parole Board during a hearing today that Jeffrey Hill should not be executed.
Minn. Attorney General sues foreclosure consultants (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced today that she has filed lawsuits against two Florida companies that she said have been promising troubled Minnesota homeowners relief against foreclosure but have failed to deliver.
Klobuchar Announces Advisory Panel For US Attorney (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar will get help when she recommends Minnesota's next U.S. attorney to President Barack Obama.
Klobuchar announces advisory panel for US attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Amy Klobuchar will get help when she recommends Minnesota's next U.S. attorney to President Barack Obama. Klobuchar has announced formation of an advisory committee to help her in the search.
Klobuchar announces advisory panel for US attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Amy Klobuchar will get help when she recommends Minnesota's next U.S. attorney to President Barack Obama. Klobuchar has announced formation of an advisory committee to help her in the search.
Spokespeople for Casey Anthony's defense attorney: We don't use our real names (Orlando Sentinel)
The spokesman for Casey Anthony's defense attorney a man whose news releases triggered a recent Florida Bar investigation just told the Orlando Sentinel that Todd Black is not his real name.
Bradford Cohen, Ex-Apprentice Contestant, Celebrity Criminal Lawyer, to Star on Dr. Phil Show, Friday, January 30, 2009 (PRWeb)
Bradford Cohen, Criminal Lawyer to individuals such as DMX, Vanilla Ice and Dennis Rodman as well as numerous NBA and NFL stars, featured on Dr. Phil Show (PRWeb Jan 29, 2009) Read the full story at (link) prweb1934994.htm
Bush Lawyer Directs Rove Not to Talk to Congress (Newsweek)
Bush lawyer directs Rove not to talk to Congress—once again
Manhattan DA Slams Lawyer Who Bilked Disabled (WCBS-TV New York)
A lawyer who was supposed to help the disabled stands accused of helping himself – to their money. In an interview you won't see anywhere else, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau slams that lawyer. According to Morgenthau, a house in New Jersey had its mortgage paid for, had its kitchen remodeled, and had a home theater installed. Attorney Steven Rondos was able to do all of these ...
Grand jury indicts NY lawyer Dreier (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. grand jury indicted high-profile New York lawyer Marc Dreier on charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy in a purported $400 million investment scheme, according to court documents.
Lawyer 'may know' missing boys' location (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
An Australian father believes his fugitive ex-wife's lawyer may know the whereabouts of his two young sons who were kidnapped in Sweden last year.
NYC grand jury indicts lawyer eyed in $400M fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York City lawyer suspected of bilking hedge funds out of more than $400 million has been charged with additional crimes.
NYC grand jury indicts lawyer eyed in $400M fraud (INO News)
(AP:NEW YORK) A New York City lawyer suspected of bilking hedge funds out of more than $400 million has been charged with additional crimes. An indictment returned Thursday in Manhattan federal court charges Marc Dreier with conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud.
NYC grand jury indicts lawyer eyed in $400M fraud (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - January 29, 2009 10:13 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City lawyer suspected of bilking hedge funds out of more than $400 million has been charged with additional...
Man smears feces on his lawyer then throws it the jury (Belfast Telegraph)
A judge declared a mistrial in a kidnapping and assault case after the defendant smeared excrement on his lawyer's face and threw it at jurors.
Task: Find U.S. attorney nominee (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Thursday announced the formation of an advisory committee to help her recommend Minnesota's next U.S. attorney.
U.S. attorney adds Mahony to his file (Los Angeles Times)
Thomas P. O'Brien, who charged a former U.S. Marine with manslaughter and sought to strip a motorcycle gang of its identity, immerses himself in the grand jury investigation of Cardinal Roger Mahony. In the 16 months since he was sworn in as U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, Thomas P. O'Brien charged a former U.S. Marine with manslaughter for combat killings in Iraq, tried a Missouri woman whose ...
Bush Lawyer Directs Rove Not to Talk to Congress (Newsweek)
Bush lawyer directs Rove not to talk to Congress—once again
Lawyer 'may know' missing boys' location (The West Australian)
An Australian father says authorities are closing in on his fugitive ex-wife who kidnapped his two young sons in Sweden last year, with police set to question the woman's lawyer over their whereabouts.
Parents of dead Celtics fan slam District Attorney as cops cleared (Boston Herald)
The devastated parents of the Celtics fan who died of a heart attack in police custody reacted with fury after Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced cops won't...
Attorney wants tests tossed (Knoxville News Sentinel)
The attorney for Raynella Dossett Leath, accused of killing her second husband, suggests that the state destroyed a key piece of evidence before she was formally charged. Blood and urine samples were taken from David Leath's body after he was shot to death March 13, 2003. Special prosecutors have acknowledged the samples were not preserved after testing, and they are therefore not available for ...
Games desensitise children to violence: South Australian Attorney General (cnet.com.au)
South Australian attorney general says he is not the only classification minister to oppose R18+ classification; lauds current system's ability to "encourage modification."
Attorney General settles lawsuit against Memorial Hermann (Cleveland Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from successfully opening competitive healthcare institutions in the Houston area.
Lawyer in coke case hires attorney (Winona Daily News)
A Twin Cities lawyer will represent the attorney arrested earlier this month for possessing cocaine in the Winona County Courthouse.
Police arrest DWI lawyer for driving drunk (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
A prominent DWI lawyer may be in need of a good attorney himself after police arrested him for a suspected drunken hit and run Thursday night. Police say attorney John Higgins got abusive when they confronted him after his BMW hit a curb.
Famed Trial Lawyer Enters Marvel's Tangled Legal Web (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Famed trial lawyer Martin Garbus -- whose notable clients have included Lenny Bruce and Don Imus -- has filed a derivative suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of four shareholders of Stan Lee Media Inc., against legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, Marvel Entertainment and other individuals.
Spokesman for Casey Anthony's attorney says he's not using his real name (Boston Herald)
ORLANDO, Fla. - The spokesman for Casey Anthony's defense attorney isn't who he says he is. Todd Black told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday that Todd Black isn't...
Human rights lawyer cleared in Indonesia (Amnesty International)
A prominent human rights lawyer in Indonesia has been cleared of charges relating to a text message he is alleged to have sent to his friends and family contacts.
Attorney allowed to withdraw from Selenski murder case (The Citizens' Voice)
Court-appointed attorney Stephen Menn is off the case for accused killer Hugo Selenski after being granted permission to withdraw by Luzerne County Judge Chester B. Muroski on Wednesday.
Apprentice lawyer sues over leg injury (Evening Standard)
A TRAINEE lawyer who was kicked off TV's The Apprentice is suing for up to £100,000 after being crushed by a wall in south London. Nicholas De Lacy-Brown had several operations to repair his leg, which was badly crushed when a lorry reversed into a wall which then fell on him.
Spokesman for Anthony's attorney not using real name (Orlando Sentinel)
The spokesman for Casey Anthony's defense attorney isn't who he says he is.
Lawyer: Vick could go to halfway house 'any day' (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for Michael Vick told a federal bankruptcy judge Friday that the imprisoned NFL star could be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia any day. The judge presiding over Vick's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case asked about the transfer during a hearing at...
'Runner' fingers lawyer in insurance-claims scam (Philadelphia Daily News)
A "runner" who said he participated in a Center City lawyer's scam to rake in money through false insurance claims testified yesterday that it was the attorney, and not he, who had been pulling the strings.
Lawyer to Appeal Serrano Sentences (The Lakeland Ledger)
QUITO | Ecuador's government has hired a lawyer to appeal the sentences against a citizen on Florida's death row and called again Thursday for the U.S. to return the man to the South American country.
Texas lawyer sues Citibank over fake cheque scam (The Register)
'I'm a capital 'D' Dumbass', admits fleeced victim of Lads from Lagos A Houston lawyer is suing Citibank after being taken for $182,500 by email scammers claiming to be a debt-chasing Japanese company, Texas Lawyer reports.…
Jury Indicts NY Lawyer in $400 Million Fraud Case (WJTV Jackson)
NYC grand jury indicts lawyer eyed in $400M fraud
Attorney General Martha Coakley Reaches Settlement With Health Insurer That Failed To Provide Mandated Benefits, ... (Medical News Today)
Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office entered into a settlement with Aetna Health Inc., resolving claims the insurer failed to provide health benefits required by Massachusetts law.
County attorney to host monthly office hours in Page (Arizona Daily Sun)
PAGE -- New Coconino County Attorney David Rozema will open office hours in Page on a monthly basis beginning Feb. 11.
Baker has new attorney, preliminary hearing continued (Leavenworth Times)
A former elementary school librarian accused of the sexual abuse of a child has a new attorney and a preliminary hearing in his case has been continued until next month.
Lawyer: Vick could go to halfway house 'any day' (SportingNews)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- A lawyer for Michael Vick told a federal bankruptcy judge Friday that the ...
NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Investigating $4 Billion in Accelerated Merrill Bonuses (Schaeffers Research)
News recently hit the Street that former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain rushed to hand out year-end bonuses prior to his firm's acquisition by Bank of America (BAC: sentiment, chart, options), and the report has now attracted the attention of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo...( Read More )
Collinsville attorney gets national post with animal rescue group (Belleville News-Democrat)
Ledy VanKavage, an attorney from Collinsville, has gone national in her new job as senior legislative analyst for the Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal rescue organization.
Attorney says e-mail report about Blunt back on track (KSDK St. Louis)
Attorney says e-mail report about Blunt back on track
Banks ‘Reneged’ on $610 Million Accord, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Banks including Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse Group “reneged” on a $610 million settlement of lawsuits accusing them of rigging initial public offerings during the technology stock boom, a lawyer claimed.
Lawyer: Vick going to halfway house soon (Yahoo! Canada Sports)
A lawyer for Michael Vick told a federal bankruptcy judge Friday that the imprisoned NFL star could be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia any day. The judge presiding over Vick's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case asked about the transfer during a hearing at which he also approved procedures to sell some of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback's property.
GOP lawyer's White Plains assault case adjourned (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The case against a Republican Party lawyer accused of head-butting a former GOP Assembly candidate has been adjourned to March 6.
Freeborn County attorney selected to advisory committee for state's next U.S. attorney (Albert Lea Tribune)
Freeborn County Attorney Craig Nelson has been selected by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar to be on an advisory committee to help her recommend Minnesota’s next U.S. attorney.
Attorney says Blunt e-mail report back on track (Columbia Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY — Just days after halting their work, investigators looking into the e-mail practices of former Gov. Matt Blunt's office have changed course and now plan to issue a report on their findings, an attorney said Friday. The main reason for the reversal is that investigators have received assurance from the attorney general's office that their legal defense costs would be covered by ...