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Zimbabwe: Attorney-General Accused of Targeting CFU Members (AllAfrica.com)
THE Commercial Farmers Union has accused the Attorney-General's office of ordering courts to convict white farmers for allegedly violating government eviction notices amid reports of more farming disruptions across the country.
Lohan's lawyer to appear in court on her behalf (Toronto Star)
Lindsay Lohan won't be in court Monday to respond to a warrant for her arrest but her lawyer will be there.
Lawyer pleads guilty, gets 2-year sentence (Miami Herald)
A Miami federal judge on Monday crafted a compromise two-year sentence for a Venezuelan lawyer who worked with his government's spy agency in a South Florida plot to cover up an $800,000 cash campaign donation to Argentina's president.
Attorney seeks extra time for CIETC brief (The Des Moines Register)
The attorney for one of the players in the CIETC scandal is seeking more time to file a brief in her appeal.
Tampa Lawyer In Taser Incident Charged With Misdemeanor (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer who was stunned with a Taser after becoming upset at a Tampa Code Enforcement Board meeting now faces a misdemeanor charge.
Stanford's $4 Million Victim: His Nonexistent Lawyer (Portfolio.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Alan Stanford, obviously, needs a lawyer. But his assets have been frozen, so he can't afford one. It's just not fair, according to one lawyer Ashby Jones spoke to: The lawyer we spoke to said while he'd "love to get involved," the money simply isn't there.
NY attorney general issuing subpoenas in probe of whether AIG bonus payments constituted fraud (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says American International Group missed his deadline for providing details about employees set to receive millions of dollars in bonuses and he's issuing subpoenas for the information.
NY attorney general to investigate whether AIG bonus payments constituted fraud (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state's attorney general is demanding that American International Group have details on his desk this afternoon about who is getting its multimillion-dollar bonuses.
READ: Attorney General Cuomo Letter to AIG CEO Regarding Bonuses (Fox News)
READ: Attorney General Cuomo Letter to AIG CEO Regarding Bonuses
Gambia: Lawyer Jobateh Questions Magistrate Kayode's Impartiality (AllAfrica.com)
Lawyer Lamin Jobateh on Friday, 13 March, questioned the impartiality of Magistrate Kayode H. Olajubutu, of the Banjul Magistrates' Court and called on him to recuse himself from presiding over the case of his client, the jailed former Parliamentarian, Musa Suso, who is facing four criminal charges before him.
Fishers to discuss $14,000 salary for ex-attorney general (The Indianapolis Star)
The Fishers Town Council could approve a salary tonight for former attorney general Steve Carter, who has been selected to serve as facilitator of the City/Town Study Committee.
Attorney Wants Extra Time for CIETC Brief (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
DES MOINES (AP) - The attorney for one of the players in the CIETC scandal is seeking more time to file a brief in her appeal. In a motion filed Monday with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Leon Spies says he's been ill and requests more time.
Brown asks Obama to name Columbus man as U.S. attorney for Ohio's Southern District (The Columbus Dispatch)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown is urging that President Barack Obama nominate Carter Stewart of Columbus as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.
The Smithsonian Institution has named a top official from the university to serve as the new chief lawyer for the ... (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The Smithsonian Institution has named a top official from the University of Arizona to serve as the new chief lawyer for the world's largest museum and research complex.
Attorney General Rails Against Doyle's Proposed Budget Cuts (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said the state's budget plan would devastate criminal justice and corrections programs.
Judge rejects Cuomo subpoena for lawyer records (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - March 16, 2009 4:05 PM ET KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - A state judge has rejected Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's request to subpoena records about a retired lawyer's connection to...
Judge rejects Cuomo subpoena for lawyer records (The Post-Standard)
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge has rejected Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's request to subpoena records about a retired lawyer's connection to two Hudson Valley school districts.
NY attorney general to investigate whether AIG bonus payments constituted fraud (FOX 13 Utah)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told American International Group he wanted a list on his desk by the end of the day of employees set to receive millions of dollars in bonuses.
New attorney named to handle convicted killer's appeal (The Virginian-Pilot)
VIRGINIA BEACH Michael Lee Everage, convicted of beating to death his wife and dumping her body in woods along Shore Drive in 2007, has received a new court-appointed attorney.
NY Attorney General Subpoenas AIG Over Bonus Payments (Fox News)
NY Attorney General Subpoenas AIG Over Bonus Payments
Anchor slaying suspect talked without lawyer (CNN)
Police violated the rights of the man charged in the death of anchorwoman Anne Pressly by interviewing him twice without his lawyer present, defense attorneys said. Prosecutors counter that Curtis Lavell Vance volunteered to talk. A hearing is set Tuesday.
New York attorney general issuing subpoenas for AIG bonus information (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will issue subpoenas for information on the millions of dollars in bonuses American International Group gave employees after the struggling insurance giant missed his deadline for providing details.
Insurance Attorney Drew Bagot Joins Cowles & Thompson (dBusinessNews.com)
DALLAS - Cowles & Thompson, P.C., is proud to announce the addition of noted insurance industry attorney Drew Bagot as a shareholder in the corporate and business section of the Dallas-based law firm.
Mandatory sentencing doesn't work: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The head of a lawyer representative body says mandatory sentencing does not deter crime.
New lawyer signals new strategy in Alamo case (AP via Yahoo! News)
California lawyer Danny Davis has wanted to separate jailed evangelist Tony Alamo from the abuse allegations that trail his ministry.
Lessons Learned as a Second-Career Lawyer (Law.com)
Gene Vaughan started his new career as an attorney in August, and this November, he turned 40. At a time when we are hearing a lot about jobs ending, Vaughan provides us with a fresh perspective of someone starting out in the law, after having decided on his own to leave his old career as the controller of a family business. Vaughan also provides some tips, geared toward the first-time lawyer, ...
Gulfport lawyer arrested on grand theft charge (St. Petersburg Times)
A Gulfport lawyer who last year was disbarred by the state was arrested on grand theft charges Monday afternoon, police said. David Noble Doss, 52, (pictured at left) was arrested at his home at about 5 p.m. by Gulfport Police...
New lawyer signals new strategy in Alamo case (The Fresno Bee)
California lawyer Danny Davis has wanted to separate jailed evangelist Tony Alamo from the abuse allegations that trail his ministry. Read comments
Jury: Pasadena man sane when he attacked attorney (The Fresno Bee)
A Pasadena jury has found that a man was sane when he attacked an attorney with a hammer three years ago. Read comments
Lawyer dares Calvento to divulge Mancao "affidavit" (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of former police official Cezar Mancao II on Tuesday dared journalist Antonio Calvento to disclose to the public Mancao"s supposed affidavit linking Sen. Panfilo Lacson to the 2000 killing of publicist Salvador "Bubby" Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito.
Motion to suspend city attorney rejected (Orlando Sentinel)
City commissioner Herb Zischkau introduced a motion Monday to have the city attorney suspended, but his fellow commissioners refused to vote on the measure. Zischkau said City Attorney George Trovato should be suspended to allow the commission time to review the legal rules that would lead to his termination. Zischkau claimed Trovato was incompetent and failed to give the commission proper legal ...
Letten's future as U.S. Attorney still uncertain (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
NEW ORLEANS – Two months after President Barack Obama's administration took office, there are some local leaders looking for a change in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisiana.
Nicole terminates lawyer’s services (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Controversial rape victim “Nicole” has terminated the services of her lawyer.
Md. Attorney General Says Death Penalty Bill Needs to Be Changed (Washington Post)
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) said yesterday that although he supports the aims of a high-profile bill to tighten evidence in death penalty cases, it was constructed in a "clumsy" way and should be reworked or abandoned -- a development that could complicate passage of a...
Lawyer cries foul over case against alleged fraudster (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for a Polish immigrant accused of fraud in his homeland has told the Court of Appeal that allowing him to be extradited would breach his basic human rights.
State Attorney General Corbett begins run for governor (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Republican state Attorney General Tom Corbett on Monday filed paperwork to establish an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2010.
Adams sues to see East Ridge attorney bills (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
County Commissioner Curtis Adams has filed a court petition seeking access to detailed billing records for East Ridge city attorney John Anderson.
Attorney general discusses candidacy for governor (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
State Attorney General Tom Corbett has taken his first formal step toward a candidacy for the GOP nomination for governor next year.
Bangkok Post : Petition to declare lawyer 'missing' (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Angkhana Neelapaijit, wife of missing human rights lawyer Somchai, on Tuesday filed a request with the civil court, asking it to declare her her husband legally missing so the family can manage his assets.
Lawyer Says Lawsuit Imminent In Chimp Attack Case (Hartford Courant)
A lawyer representing the family of the Stamford woman attacked by a chimpanzee last month said that a lawsuit in the case is coming soon and plans to meet with reporters to discuss it today.
New York attorney general to probe AIG bonuses for fraud (The Pantagraph)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told American International Group he wanted a list on his desk by the end of the day of employees set to receive millions of dollars in bonuses.
U.S. attorney stayed out of the crossfire and on the job (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON U.S. Attorney Erik Peterson has quietly done his job for nearly three years.
Attorney general rails against Doyles proposed budget cuts (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen pushed back against Gov. Jim Doyles plan to pull millions from law enforcement to help balance the state budget Monday.
DCI arrests attorney, wife on drug charges (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - State Division of Criminal Investigation agents arrested a Laramie attorney and his wife on charges of dealing the drug Ecstasy from home.
China Denies Persecuting Family Of Rights Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BEIJING (AFP)--China denied Tuesday it had persecuted the family of prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng after his wife and children staged a dramatic escape to the U.S.
Zambia: Lawyer Withdraws Allegation (AllAfrica.com)
A LAWYER in the tribunal probing Communications and Transport Minister, Dora Siliya's conduct yesterday withdrew his allegation that the MMD in Petauke was threatening witnesses.
Officials: Seminole County judge jailed man to punish lawyer (The News-Press)
ORLANDO — State officials say a Seminole County judge should be publicly reprimanded for jailing a man to punish his lawyer and for being insensitive...
Panel: Judge Jailed Man To Punish Lawyer (Local 6 Orlando)
State officials say a Seminole County judge should be publicly reprimanded for jailing a man to punish his lawyer.
Attorney works for defendant representation at initial hearing (Great Falls Tribune)
Great Falls attorney Dan Donovan thinks anyone accused of a felony crime in Cascade County should have the chance to meet with an attorney before going before a judge.
Attorney general discusses candidacy for governor (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
State Attorney General Tom Corbett has taken his first formal step toward a candidacy for the GOP nomination for governor next year.