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Democrat Dennis McDonald was once lawyer to Jimmy "The Weasel" Posted on March 20 (Missoulian)
HELENA - The Republican Party is attacking the Democrats’ top congressional contender over his past work as a lawyer representing a notorious California mobster.
Ohio attorney general's office cracks down on employees' Internet use (The Columbus Dispatch)
Attorney General Richard Cordray has cracked down on his employees' computer use after two computer techs in his office were caught downloading movies on state computers. Both employees resigned after they were confronted with evidence that they had been downloading movies on state time in January, a Cordray spokeswoman said.
DA's Bring Their Gripes To US Attorney General (CBS 13 Baltimore)
District attorneys from across the United States brought their gripes to a meeting in Baltimore with new U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Assistant county attorney on leave following corruption investigation (WMCTV Memphis)
An assistant Shelby County government attorney is off the job after an internal investigation found she lied to receive a discount on her car tags. The discovery is part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption at the Shelby Co. Clerk's office.
Teen brought pellet gun to Regina school because he'd been harassed: lawyer (CNews)
REGINA - A boy who has pleaded guilty to using a pellet gun to hold hundreds of students and staff hostage at a Regina school last fall felt he'd been harassed by students and was wrongfully expelled, his lawyer told court Friday.
Attorney accuses East Ridge mayor of perjury (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The attorney who represents a group of citizens pushing to oust East Ridge Mayor Mike Steele filed documents this week claiming that the mayor committed “aggravated perjury” in a deposition.
District attorney refiles charges against 2 officers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Washington County District Attorney Steven Toprani has refiled a string of charges against two Smith Township police officers after a judge dropped those charges earlier in the week.
Lawyer spent client's funds on gambling habit (Boston Globe)
They never expected they would fall victim to their own lawyer. But a Saugus-based family lost about $100,000 to a Lynn attorney who eventually admitted to spending the money to feed a gambling habit, according to the family and court records.
Norm Coleman's lawyer predicts a loss in Senate trial, but appeal is likely (Pioneer Press)
Norm Coleman's lawyer is predicting a loss — until the appeal.
Springfield seeking bids for city attorney (Savannah Morning News)
SPRINGFIELD - City officials are advertising for a city attorney.
Attorney general announces lawsuit against Altieri Enterprises (The Sentinel)
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the filing of a consumer protection lawsuit against a Maryland-based home builder accused of failing to complete construction, performing work in a shoddy manner, not honoring warranties and failing to pay sub-contractors for materials and services – leaving homeowners vulnerable to legal action by those businesses.
Attorney General King joins AIG fray (KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque)
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King and 18 colleagues across the country are demanding data from insurance giant and bailout beneficiary AIG to determine controversial bonuses violate state laws.
'Justice' moniker stings lawyer (The News & Observer)
A local lawyer who unsuccessfully lobbied the State Board of Elections three years ago to be called "Madame Justice" on a ballot found herself in more trouble Friday with the N.C. State Bar.
Attorney: Blast cleanup could be delayed (Billings Gazette)
BOZEMAN - A Billings attorney said Friday that "liability issues" could delay the cleanup of debris from the March 5 explosion in downtown Bozeman that killed a 36-year-old woman and destroyed several buildings.
Appleton attorney fights Jessicas Law on mandatory sex offender sentencing (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
Jessicas Law, a new state law requiring a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison for child sex offenders, is coming under a legal challenge from an Appleton attorney.
Convict in Fort Dix plot case wants lawyer fired (Asbury Park Press)
One of five Muslim immigrants convicted of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers wants to fire his lawyer and waive his right to appeal.
SMU to hire attorney versed in Delaware bankruptcy law (The Shawano Leader)
Shawano Municipal Utilities will hire an attorney versed in Delaware bankruptcy law to protect the utility’s interests after the Chapter 11 filing this week of Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology, Inc. and six of its subsidiaries.
Local attorney accused in mortgage scam (The Record and Herald News)
A couple from Monmouth County allegedly conspired with a Teaneck real estate attorney to pocket nearly $400,000 after selling their house rather than use the money to pay off their mortgage, authorities said today.
Local attorney accused in mortgage scam (The Record and Herald News)
Attorney Laura Scott has been temporarily suspended from practicing law.
Connecticut's Top Attorney Seeks Answers to AIG Bonus Documents (Fox News)
Documents turned over late Friday show AIG paid $218 million in bonuses last weekend, higher than the $165 million that was previously disclosed, said the office of Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who had issued a subpoena.
Lawyer threatened for filing PIL against Sanjay Dutt (The Times of India)
The Aurangabad lawyer was on Saturday allegedly threatened by two unidentified persons for filing a PIL against the actor-turned-politician.
Alan Gelfuso, prominent Cranston lawyer, outdoorsman, dies (The Providence Journal)
Alan P. Gelfuso, a prominent Republican lawyer from Cranston and an accomplished outdoorsman, died Friday night in Massachusetts General Hospital. He had received a heart transplant there in January. He was 65.
Conn. attorney general says AIG paid $218M in bonuses (Contra Costa Times)
Connecticut's attorney general says documents turned over to his office by American International Group Inc.
Conn. attorney general seeks answers on new AIG bonus documents (The Pantagraph)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The attorney general of Connecticut said Saturday that he is asking American International Group Inc. why documents appear to show the company paid $53 million more in bonuses to its financial products division than previously reported. | AIG employees living in fear | Senate GOP brake rush to tax bonuses
Sulaiman threatens suit against Pacman lawyer (Manila Standard Today)
WORLD Boxing Council president Don Jose Sulaiman blasted Manny Pacquiao’s lawyer Franklin “Jeng” Gacal over the non-payment of an outstanding debt of $80,000 covering sanction fees for the Pacman’s rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez and his Dec. 6 fight with Oscar de la Hoya.
Conn. attorney general says AIG paid $218M in bonuses (Courier-Post)
Connecticut's attorney general says documents turned over to his office by American International Group Inc. shows the company paid out $218 million in bonuses, higher than the $165 million previously disclosed.
Connecticut attorney general says AIG bonuses underestimated (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The attorney general of Connecticut said today that he is asking American International Group Inc. why documents appear to show the company paid $53 million more in bonuses to its financial products division than previously reported. Documents turned over late yesterday show AIG paid $218 million in bonuses last weekend, higher than the $165 million that was previously disclosed, said the office ...
Stallworth's attorney denies blood test reports (Fox Sports)
Authorities have yet to release blood tests for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who authorities say fatally struck a pedestrian in Miami Beach a week ago. Meanwhile, his attorney is denying media reports that the tests show Stallworth was driving drunk. Christopher Lyons said Saturday that neither police nor the state attorney's office have released the results of toxicology ...
State Bar rebukes lawyer for using 'Madame Justice' (WRAL.com Raleigh)
The North Carolina Bar has given a public reprimand to a Durham lawyer who unsuccessfully tried to get the state elections board to list her as "Madame Justice" on the 2006 Supreme Court ballot.
Financial crisis is political opportunity for New York attorney general (International Herald Tribune)
As attorney general of the state of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo turned his attention to Wall Street in 2008, giving a political voice to those disgusted with the abuses. Will it help him run for governor?
Defense Attorney Huerta Remembered For His Humanity (The Tampa Tribune)
Marcelino "Bubba" Huerta III, a prominent defense attorney in Tampa whom colleagues called a consummate professional, died Thursday. He was 56.
Attorney: Stallworth in Cleveland, Not Made Aware of Toxicology Results (FOX 8 Cleveland)
The attorney for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth tells Fox 8 News neither he nor his client has been made aware of the results of a toxicology report submitted after Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian near Miami Beach on Saturday morning.
Fort Dix convict seeks to ditch lawyer, waive rights (Courier-Post)
One of five Muslim immigrants convicted of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers wants to fire his lawyer and waive his right to appeal.
Neighbors dispute over dogs leads to accusations against San Bernardino city attorney (The Press-Enterprise)
Ordinarily, it would be just another neighborhood squabble. But in this San Bernardino scrap over allegedly dangerous dogs, the pet owners accuse elected City Attorney Jim Penman of intervening on behalf of their accuser, a political supporter. "You'd think the city attorney would know to stay out of this," dog owner Jerry Martin said.
Attorney: Resignation a positive step in suit (Marietta Daily Journal)
KENNESAW - Attorney Ed Buckley said his clients are trying to return to business as usual after filing a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and harassment against their employer - the city of Kennesaw - two weeks ago.
Israel jailer becomes lawyer for Lebanese militant (Khaleej Times)
BEIT JAN, Israel - Yamin Zeidan once proudly worked as an Israeli jailer, locking up the country’s most notorious Arab prisoners -until he performed an ideological somersault and became their lawyer.
Attorney denies reports that Browns' Stallworth was drunk during fatal accident (The Canton Repository)
Donte Stallworth's attorney is denying media reports that say blood tests for the Browns' receiver after a fatal accident show that he was driving drunk.
Connecticut attorney general says AIG understated bonuses (CNN)
AIG understated the amount of money it paid out to top executives after receiving federal bailout money, the attorney general of Connecticut says -- but AIG denies the accusations.
Attorney General files complaint against company that failed to pay fine for dumping waste in Middleboro and Wareham (The Brockton Enterprise)
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office filed a complaint against a Weymouth company on Friday for failing to pay a penalty. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court stated that George Clements and C & O Enterprises, Inc. also known as North American Environmental Services, Inc. failed to pay a $108,000 penalty for abandoning asbestos-containing waste at a Middleboro property and hazardous ...
Attorney General Mike Cox changes plan for foreclosure settlement money, shifts $500,000 from parks to United Way (The Grand Rapids Press)
AP File PhotoMike Cox GRAND RAPIDS — Responding to criticism from Grand Rapids and Kent County officials, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox changed course Saturday on his plan to put $500,000 into two area parks. Instead, the money will go...
Doc: Lawyer advised him to skip town (Boston Herald)
A lawyer for a former doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center allegedly informed the doctor that he could avoid being served in a major malpractice case if he left...
HOW MUCH IS THIS LAWYER COSTING US? (The Florida Times-Union)
S ince July, a Jacksonville lawyer has billed Florida taxpayers nearly $700,000 with questionable invoices that reflect an impossible workload, according to the agency that pays private attorneys appointed to represent indigent defendants. read more
Conn. attorney general seeks answers on new AIG bonus documents (The Pantagraph)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The attorney general of Connecticut said Saturday that he is asking American International Group Inc. why documents appear to show the company paid $53 million more in bonuses to its financial products division than previously reported. | AIG employees living in fear | Senate GOP brake rush to tax bonuses
Conn. attorney general seeks answers on new AIG bonus documents (The Pantagraph)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The attorney general of Connecticut said Saturday that he is asking American International Group Inc. why documents appear to show the company paid $53 million more in bonuses to its financial products division than previously reported. | AIG employees living in fear | Senate GOP brake rush to tax bonuses
Attorney is disbarred after cheating bankruptcy clients (The Beacon News)
Two local attorneys are facing disciplinary action from the state ethics  commission. Aurora attorney Edward Varga was disbarred for neglecting 18 bankruptcy cases and failing to refund the clients' fees in those cases.
ASTOR'S SON AND LAWYER FALL UNDER 'BAD SIGN' (New York Post)
This is the signature that could send Brooke Astor's son and her lawyer to the slammer. Anthony Marshall, the 84-year-old son of the Park Avenue doyenne, will stand trial next month on charges of looting her estate through a series of changes to...
School Board debates hiring staff attorney (The Ocala Star-Banner)
School Board member Ron Crawford believes it's time to use money spent on contracted legal services more wisely by hiring a full-time staff attorney
Stallworth's Attorney Denies DUI Reports (CBS4 Miami)
An attorney for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth has denied reports that his client's blood alcohol level was over the legal limit when he reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Miami Beach last weekend. Attorney Christopher Lyons, a former Miami prosecutor, said Saturday that neither police nor the state attorney's office have released the results of toxicology tests.
ACLU attorney discusses 'barbaric cruelty' (The Garden Island)
PUHI — A distinguished American Civil Liberties Union attorney who has represented high-profile torture victims in lawsuits against the U.S. government closed out his three-island, five-stop tour of Hawai‘i with a speech Saturday afternoon at Kaua‘i Community College.
Stallworth's attorney: Tests not released (Baltimore Sun)
According to his attorney, authorities have yet to release blood tests for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, who authorities say fatally struck a pedestrian in Miami Beach, Fla., last weekend. Meanwhile, his attorney, Christopher Lyons, denied media reports that the tests show Stallworth was driving drunk. Lyons told the Associated Press that neither police nor the state ...