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Wife, grandchildren of prominent attorney held hostage in home invasion (Miami News-Record)
The wife and grandchildren of a prominent Miami attorney were held hostage during an invasion of their home Thursday morning. Ottawa County Sheriff Terry Durborow said two black males entered the residence, east of Miami, at approximately 10 a.m.
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.
State attorney general wades into CRR water flap (KTVZ Bend)
Oregon attorney general files motion to join in lawsuit seeking to force out managers of Crooked River Ranch Water Co.
CONSUMER PROTECTION Power of attorney can be cancelled (Pacific Daily News)
In this week's edition of Consumer Protection, Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco discusses how to cancel a power of attorney.
Michigan attorney general, others demand information from AIG (The Saginaw News)
LANSING -- Attorney General Mike Cox has joined other attorneys general in signing a letter to AIG demanding "very specific information" about bonus payments to AIG employees. AIG recently paid employee bonuses of approximately $165 million....
Free clinic on probate, living trusts planned by Allegheny bar, attorney general (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A free clinic on probate and living trusts is being offered March 31 by the Allegheny County Bar Association and the state Attorney General's Office.
Attorney general’s office warns of scam (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is warning consumers about a deceptive Web site posing as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Court should not block claim for damages - Couch lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A lawyer for Susan Couch, the sole survivor of the 2001 Auckland RSA triple murders, today called on for the Supreme Court not to obstruct her claim for $500,000 exemplary damages from the Department of Corrections.
Oxnard attorney is Senate district woman of year (Ventura County Star)
An Oxnard attorney who has championed environmental issues has been selected by state Sen. Fran Pavley as the 2009 23rd Senate District Woman of the Year.
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.
'I need lawyer' (rediff.com)
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested in the November 26 terror attacks, said on Monday that he needed a lawyer and was agreeable to a court-appointed government defence lawyer representing him.
Kasab tells judge he is fine with government lawyer (Express India)
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested in the 26/11 attacks, said he needed a lawyer and was agreeable to a court-appointed government defence lawyer representing him.
Nigeria: EFCC - Vaswani Brothers Hires Lagos Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Lagos — A Lagos-based lawyer, Bonajlo Badejo has been engaged by embattled Vaswani Brothers to take up the case of alleged evasion of customs duties and economic sabotage levelled against it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Lawyer takes CFO post at Citigroup (Accountancy Age)
US bank Citigroup has recruited Edward Kelly, a former lawyer, as its chief financial officer, succeeding current CFO Gary Crittenden. The news has sparked criticism due to Kelly's lack of a background in finance with detractors arguing the move is a mistake by its chief executive, Reuters reports.
Nigeria: Kidnappers Deserve Death Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Lagos-based lawyer, Wilson Nnaji, has thrown his weight behind the decision of some state house of assemblies to enact law making kidnapping a capital offence punishable by death.
Don't block claim: lawyer (Stuff)
A lawyer for Susan Couch, the sole survivor of the 2001 Auckland RSA triple murders, today called on for the Supreme Court not to obstruct her claim for $500,000 exemplary damages from the Department of Corrections.
As 26/11 trial opens, Kasab admits he is Pakistani, wants a lawyer (Hindustan Times)
COMMENT ON THIS ! Your Views! Captured terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir, alias Kasab, Monday admitted that he is from Faridkot in Pakistan and demanded that he be provided a lawyer by the Maharashtra government.
As 26/11 trial opens, Kasab admits he is Pakistani, wants a lawyer (Calcutta News)
Captured terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir, alias Kasab, Monday admitted that he is from Faridkot in Pakistan and demanded that he be provided a lawyer by the Maharashtra government.
AIG bonuses $218 million: Connecticut attorney general (Business Insurance)
CHICAGO, (Reuters)—Documents turned over to the Connecticut attorney general show that American International Group Inc. paid out over $218 million in bonuses, more than the previously disclosed $165 million, published reports said on Saturday.
Zimbabwe: Rights Lawyer Nominated for Top Award (AllAfrica.com)
HUMAN rights lawyer Harrison Nkomo, who has represented a number of journalists, has been nominated for a top award that honours people who have furthered the cause of freedom of expression and battled censorship around the world.
State's Attorney Probes Blue Island Park District (CBS 2 Chicago)
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has "initiated an investigation" into allegations of financial irregularities in the Blue Island Park District, according to a spokeswoman for the state's attorney.
Ex-City lawyer tells of torment over sex abuse by school priest (Evening Standard)
A FORMER City lawyer suing a Jesuit-run school for a record £5 million today told a court how his career had been ruined by sexual abuse by a Catholic priest.
'Sexual abuse at Jesuit school wrecked my life', claims top City lawyer in £5m High Court action (Daily Mail)
A former City lawyer who claims he made a mess of his life because he was sexually abused at a Jesuit-run school today launched a £5million High Court action.
Former City lawyer claims record £5 million over alleged sex abuse at Jesuit school (Daily Telegraph)
A former highflying City lawyer yesterday launched a record £5 million legal battle over claims that he was sexually abused as a child at his Jesuit school.
Lawyer seeks £5m for childhood abuse (Times Online)
A former City lawyer who claims he made a mess of his life because he was sexually abused at a Jesuit-run school today launched High Court action claiming £5 million in damages.
Nacchio Lawyer: ‘Ethnic Bias’ Led to Conviction (BillingWorld)
Maureen Mahoney is pulling out all the stops. Joe Nacchio’s lawyer, in an appeal to the Supreme Court, says her client deserves a new trial due in part to “ethnic bias.”
Attorney charged with hiding income, not filing tax returns (Knoxville News Sentinel)
KNOXVILLE - Elizabethton attorney Thomas E. Cowan Jr. was arraigned today on federal tax evasion charges.
Lawyer: Charge 'Misapplied' in Wife's Attack on Rival (Fox News)
A defense lawyer for a woman convicted of trying to harm a romantic rival said his client was wrongly prosecuted under a chemical-weapon law aimed at terrorists, not housewives.
4 finalists chosen for Wisconsin US attorney spot (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - March 23, 2009 2:35 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal panel has selected four finalists for the vacant U.S. attorney's position in Milwaukee.
Judge White nominated for U.S. attorney (BizJournals)
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Maxine White has been named one of four nominees to fill the post of U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin that was vacated by Steven Biskupic.
4 Finalists Chosen For Wisconsin's U.S. Attorney Spot (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- A federal panel has selected four finalists for the vacant U.S. attorney's position in Milwaukee. The Federal Nominating Commission has chosen Richard Frohling, Mel Johnson, James Santelle and Maxine White from 10 applicants.
Lawyer says chemical-weapon law misapplied to case (The Mercury)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense lawyer for a woman convicted of trying to harm a romantic rival says his client was wrongly prosecuted under a chemical-weapon law aimed at terrorists, not housewives.
Historic Indiana Ponzi Scheme Immortalized in Crime Pays! Trial Attorney Writes Satire Based on 1960s Investment Scam ... (dBusinessNews.com)
Indianapolis (March 23, 2009) – Indiana trial attorney and Ponzi scheme expert Mark Small announces the release of his new book, Crime Pays!
Penna. Attorney General Hints at New Corruption Probe (KYW News Radio 1060)
Pennsylvania attorney general Tom Corbett hinted on Monday about the coming announcement of a new investigation by his office.
26/11: Ajmal Amir asks for lawyer (The Hindu)
Mumbai: Mohammad Ajmal Amir (Kasab), the lone gunman arrested for the November 26 terror strikes here, for the first time asked for a lawyer to represent him in the case. In a hearing conducted via video conferencing on Monday, he stated ...
Attorney: Teen tried to stop murder plot she hatched (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A teenage girl accused in the shooting death of her stepfather set the plan for his killing in motion, but tried to stop it before it happened, her defense attorney told jurors in Monday's opening statements. Brae Hansen, 19, and her brother, Nathaniel Gann, 20, are being tried in the same courtroom with separate juries in the shooting death of their stepfather, Timothy MacNeil, on July 19, 2007.
Texas AG and Austin City Attorney get Twitter account shut down (BizJournals)
The Texas Attorney General’s office and the Austin City Attorney’s office have succeeded in shutting down a Twitter account that allegedly impersonated the Austin Police Department.
Local Attorney Arrested (KATC 3 Lafayette)
A Lafayette attorney was arrested for allegedly buying illegal drugs.
Stabbed man on Greyhound, man seeks new lawyer (The Sault Star)
Sentencing for a Manitouwadge man convicted last month in the stabbing of a fellow Greyhound bus passenger was adjourned Monday so he can find a new lawyer. David Roberts pleaded guilty in February to aggravated assault in connection with the Sept.[...]
Lawyer says Madoff assets reach $1 billion mark (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for the trustee seeking to locate jailed financier Bernard Madoff's assets for investors says more than $1 billion has now been located.
Possible Prowler Nabbed At District Attorney's House (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
State police say the son of Fayette County District Attorney Nancy Vernon nabbed a suspected prowler outside Vernon's house, and troopers are looking for another person who was with the suspect.
Trustee Lawyer Says Madoff Assets Reach $1B Mark (ABC News)
Trustee lawyer says Gibraltar account raises Madoff assets above $1 billion mark
Lawyer says Madoff assets reach $1 billion mark (San Francisco Chronicle)
More than $1 billion in assets from Bernard Madoff's businesses have been found, a lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for jilted investors said Monday. The lawyer, David Sheehan, said $75 million in an account in Gibraltar raises the amount of...
Lawyer says Madoff assets reach $1 billion mark (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for the trustee seeking to locate jailed financier Bernard Madoff's assets for investors says more than $1 billion has now been located.
NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says AIG execs agree to return $50 million in bonus payments (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday that 15 employees who received some of the largest bonuses from American International Group Inc. have agreed to return the more than $30 million worth of payments in full.
Attorney: Octuplets mother fires free nanny training service, Angels in Waiting (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman has fired a nonprofit group of nurses that has been helping care for her children. Suleman attorney Jeff Czech on Monday confirmed a Radaronline.com report that Suleman has fired Angels in Waiting.
15 AIG execs to return bonuses, says N.Y. attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says 15 employees who received some of the largest bonuses from American International Group have agreed to return the money in full.
Attorney: Man accused of killing stepfather had no motive (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The man accused of killing his stepfather in a staged robbery had no reason to kill the man, whom he saw as a protector from his mother's abuse, a defense attorney said during opening statements in the man's murder trial Monday afternoon.
Lawyer says Madoff assets reach $1 billion mark (AP via Yahoo! News)
More than $1 billion in assets from Bernard Madoff's businesses have been found, a lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for jilted investors said Monday.
Lawyer: Madoff Has $1 Billion In Assets (CBS News)
More than $1 billion in assets from Bernard Madoff's businesses have been found, a lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for jilted investors said.