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Attorney William Jennaro named Wisconsin's "Best Mediator" (OnMilwaukee.com)
The March 2009 issue of The Wisconsin Law Journal honors Milwaukee's Jennaro for his work with over 1,000 alternative dispute resolution (ADR) cases. Chosen by local and regional lawyers and judges, Jennaro began his career as assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County and later established the public defender program in Children's Court of Milwaukee County.
Kilpatrick adds cops' lawyer to his suit (Detroit Free Press)
Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is suing the lawyer who negotiated an $8.4-million police whistle-blower lawsuit settlement that eventually led to Kilpatrick's resignation and guilty criminal plea.
State's attorney: County did not violate Open Meetings Act (Oswego Ledger-Sentinel)
Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis determined last week that the Kendall County Board did not violate the Illinois Open Meetings Act during an Illinois State Toll Highway Authority meeting in January, as was alleged by member of the public.
Toledo seeking city attorney (Newport News-Times)
Toledo officials have opened a request for proposals from “individuals and law firms qualified to provide general attorney service” to the city in the wake of the Feb. 28 resignation of Jim Ruggeri.
County cannot hold referendum on tax freeze, attorney general says (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Hamilton County doesn’t have the authority to hold a referendum on a proposal to freeze property tax amounts at current levels for senior citizens, Tennessee’s attorney general said.
Nev. Attorney General: Southwest Exchange, ex-chief indicted (Reno Gazette-Journal)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says a former Henderson investment company and its former chief have been indicted on felony embezzlement charges.
Attorney General Says County Commission Cannot Hold Advisory Referendum (The Chattanoogan)
The state attorney general's office has ruled that the Hamilton County Commission cannot hold a referendum for voters to declare whether they favor the commission proceeding with a senior tax freeze program.
Glen Ellyn attorney disciplined (The Glen Ellyn Sun)
An Glen Ellyn attorney has been disciplined by the Illinois Supreme Court. The action taken againstTimothy E. Cronin was announced in a release from the seven-member Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, which investigates alleged wrongdoing by lawyers in Illinois and recommends discipline when warranted.
Cornwall Crown Attorney contracted unknown illness on Mexico trip (Kingston Whig-Standard)
CORNWALL – Acting city Crown Attorney Guy D. Simard, 47, is in a coma after he contracted an unknown illness during a recent trip to Mexico, a family member said.[...]
Sheriff turns Herrman case over to county attorney (El Dorado Times)
The Butler County Sheriff's office turned over the information in the Adam Herrman investigation to the County Attorney's office Friday.
Lawyer Cogbill declines Chesterfield County judgeship (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A lawyer with deep family and political roots in Chesterfield County is changing his mind and giving up a county judgeship to which he was named last month. John V. Cogbill III, who has two Army-officer sons scheduled for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, recently told lawmakers he would decline a circuit court judgeship, in part, because of family reasons.
Burress lawyer wants delay for plea deal: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress is set to return to court Tuesday but his lawyer told ESPN on Monday that he will ask a New York state Supreme Court judge for a delay.
Lawyer: Giants star Plaxico Burress's gun hearing to be postponed (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW YORK - A lawyer for New York Giants star Plaxico Burress says a hearing in his gun possession case will be postponed.
Real estate attorney testifies in her own defense (WCNC Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A Charlotte real estate attorney accused in a huge mortgage fraud scheme testifies for the first time in her trial. On the stand, Vicki Sprouse said she didn’t do a lot of the work prosecutors’ question.
Attorney: Man accused of shaking infant appears incompetent (Lincoln Journal Star)
A 22-year-old accused of shaking his infant son by his neck until the baby stopped breathing appears mentally incompetent to stand trial, according to his attorney.
Ex-Detroit mayor sues lawyer over text messages (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Kwame Kilpatrick has sued a lawyer over the release of sexually explicit text messages between Detroit's ex-mayor and his then-top aide.
Chicago divorce lawyer sues Playboy (Chicago Tribune)
A Chicago divorce attorney who posed nude and wrote a legal advice column for Playboy.com filed suit today alleging that an executive of the publishing empire sexually harassed her. Corri Fetman, 45, who authored the "Lawyer of Love" column, alleged Thomas Hagopian, an executive for the digital branch of Playboy Enterprises, bombarded her with sexually explicit e-mail messages and phone calls, ...
Peter Madoff Will Seek to Challenge Asset Freeze, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 30 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Madoff , brother of convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff , will ask an appeals court tomorrow to overturn a ruling by a New York state judge issued last week that froze his assets as part of a $2 million lawsuit filed by an investor, a lawyer for the man said today.
Rep. Delahunt backs cousin for Boston US attorney (Boston Globe)
Rep. William Delahunt's cousin is under consideration to be the next U.S. attorney in Boston.
Attorney General On Truancy Debate Released (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL SETTLES AN ONGOING DISPUTE BETWEEN THE HIDALGO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE MARY ALICE PALACIOS OVER TRUANCY HEARINGS. SO WHO DOES HE SIDE WITH?
Appeals court rejects tax case of McVeigh's lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
An appeals court affirmed Timothy McVeigh's lawyer cannot claim a charitable tax deduction for donating prosecution materials from the Oklahoma City bombing case.
Attorney: Sex crime not evident (The Fairmont Sentinel)
BLUE EARTH - The attorney for a Blue Earth man facing a criminal sex charge involving a 16-year-old girl says the law is on his side. Attorney Bill Grogin wants two of three charges against his client dismissed.
Attorney general's decision supports Ashland TM vote (The MetroWest Daily News)
The attorney general's office has reviewed the articles approved at last fall's Town Meeting, without comment on the rezoning of a Chestnut Street property to allow research and development there.
Attorney General: Tough Economy Fueling Spike In Scams (KMGH 7 Denver)
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said a weak economy may be fueling a spike in reports of identity theft.
Home of Mumbai attacks suspect's lawyer targeted (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Activists from a Hindu nationalist party targeted the home of the lawyer appointed to represent the lone Islamist militant captured during the Mumbai attacks, Indian media reported Tuesday.
Home of Mumbai attacks suspect's lawyer targeted (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Activists from a Hindu nationalist party targeted the home of the lawyer appointed to represent the lone Islamist militant captured during the Mumbai attacks, Indian media reported Tuesday.
Madoff’s Brother Will Appeal Freeze on His Assets, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 31 (Bloomberg) -- The brother of convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff will ask an appeals court today to throw out a ruling freezing his assets as part of a $2 million lawsuit, said a lawyer for an investor.
Attorney: Man accused of shaking infant appears incompetent (Lincoln Journal Star)
A 22-year-old accused of shaking his infant son by his neck until the baby stopped breathing appears mentally incompetent to stand trial, according to his attorney.
Doubts over Mumbai suspect lawyer (BBC News)
The sole known surviving suspect from last November's Mumbai attacks may once again be without a lawyer.
Hall was aggressor at hotel, Gilbert lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert alleged Monday that an intoxicated David Hall, and not Gilbert, was the aggressor in a March 21 altercation under investigation by Birmingham police. But one of Hall's lawyers insists his client was the victim in the incident at a bar mitzvah at the Townsend Hotel.
Madoff’s Brother Will Appeal Freeze on His Assets, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 31 (Bloomberg) -- The brother of convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff will ask an appeals court today to throw out a ruling freezing his assets as part of a $2 million lawsuit, said a lawyer for an investor.
Attorney Posts City Leaders' Info Online (WDSU New Orleans)
The attorney at the center of the New Orleans City Council e-mail controversy has posted the city's top leaders' personal information online.
Virginia Attorney General Says Anti-Spam Law Will Be Rewritten (WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.)
Virginia Attorney General Bill Mims says his office will rewrite the state's anti-spam law to address constitutional concerns.
Va. attorney general says anti-spam law will be rewritten (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - March 31, 2009 6:45 AM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Bill Mims says his office will rewrite the state's anti-spam law to address constitutional...
Attorney general fights mortgage fraud (Suburban Journals)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan made an appearance at the Clyde Jordan Senior Citizens Center in East St. Louis on Thursday to address the actions her office is taking during the foreclosure crises.
Va. attorney general says anti-spam law will be rewritten (NBC 12 Richmond)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Bill Mims says his office will rewrite the state's anti-spam law to address constitutional concerns. The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review a lower court's ruling that the law was unconstitutional.
CAMDEN: U.S. Attorney asked to probe apartments (Daily Journal)
CAMDEN – Camden County officials have called on the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate problems at a high-rise apartment building in Camden. Freeholder Louis Cappelli says the Northgate I building is overrun with problems.
District attorney hosts open forum (Parker Chronicle)
The 18th Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers is reaching out to the community with the program “Coffee With Carol.”
US Attorney asked to probe Camden apartments (Burlington County Times)
County officials have called on the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate problems at a high-rise apartment building in Camden.
Delahunt backs cousin for Boston US attorney (Cape Cod Times)
WASHINGTON - Rep William Delahunt's cousin is under consideration to be the next U.S. attorney in Boston.
Lawyer Cogbill declines Chesterfield County judgeship (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A lawyer with deep family and political roots in Chesterfield County is changing his mind and giving up a county judgeship to which he was named last month. John V. Cogbill III, who has two Army-officer sons scheduled for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, recently told lawmakers he would decline a circuit court judgeship, in part, because of family reasons.
US Attorney asked to probe Camden apartments (Asbury Park Press)
County officials have called on the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate problems at a high-rise apartment building in Camden.
Disbarred Toledo attorney sentenced to 1 year in prison (The Toledo Blade)
Disbarred attorney Gregg Hickman was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday for stealing thousands of dollars from a former client. Hickman, 56, pleaded no contest March 2 to attempted grand theft after he stole about $65,000 from client Timothy Sebring. According to Assistant County Prosecutor Bruce Sorg, Hickman was representing Mr. Sebring in a divorce and child custody issue when he was ...
Accused real estate lawyer takes stand (The Charlotte Observer)
Charlotte real estate lawyer Victoria Sprouse, accused of participating in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme, took the stand in her own defense Monday.
Sports Attorney: Burress Will Serve Time (FOX 5 New York)
A possible plea deal is in the works for NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress. A judge called an adjournment until June in his gun possession case. Sports Attorney and BET Commentator Ryan Smith says whatver rumors may be about a plea deal, Burress will likely serve at least six months in prison.
Orange County Names New Attorney (MyNC.com)
John L. Roberts has been named the new Attorney for Orange County starting April 23, the chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners said Tuesday. 
Roberts Named New Orange Co. Attorney (MyNC.com)
Valerie Foushee, Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, announced the selection of John L. Roberts as the new Attorney for Orange County starting April 23, 2009. 
Chicago attorney accuses Playboy executive of sexual harassment (Boston Herald)
CHICAGO - A Chicago divorce attorney who posed nude and wrote a legal advice column for Playboy.com filed suit Monday alleging an executive of the publishing empire sexually...
Va. attorney general says anti-spam law will be rewritten (NBC 12 Richmond)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Bill Mims says his office will rewrite the state's anti-spam law to address constitutional concerns. The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review a lower court's ruling that the law was unconstitutional.
Curious case of Kasab: Should he get a lawyer? (IBN live)
The case may not proceed if Kasab doesn't get a lawyer.