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TMA Applauds Attorney General Abbott For Protecting Patients (Medical News Today)
"TMA applauds Attorney General Greg Abbott for taking important action to protect Texas patients against one of Texas' largest health insurance companies - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. "TMA has asked state lawmakers for the past two legislative sessions to stop health plans from ranking physicians based on inaccurate and flawed claims data, and solely on cost.
Levi Johnston's lawyer bristles at Palin family's attempt to paint client as 'deadbeat dad' (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Levi Johnston's lawyer is bristling at suggestions from Gov. Sarah Palin 's family that the 19-year-old is a deadbeat dad.
Ohio prosecutor announces run for attorney general (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A prosecutor from central Ohio says he plans to seek the Republican nomination for state attorney general next year. Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost says he thinks the state's top law enforcement official should be prosecutor, not a politician.
Yost Running For Attorney General (WCMH Columbus)
A prosecutor from central Ohio says he plans to seek the Republican nomination for state attorney general next year. 
Prosecutor Announces Run For Attorney General (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
A prosecutor says he plans to seek the Republican nomination for state attorney general next year.
Attorney for wife of Louisville equipment manager talked to FBI about Pitino extortion claims (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An attorney for the estranged wife of Louisville's equipment manager has been contacted by the FBI regarding extortion allegations leveled by coach Rick Pitino.
Lawyer: Former Ohio pharmacist to plead no contest (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
CLEVELAND (AP) - A defense lawyer says a former Ohio pharmacist will plead no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the case of a toddler who received a lethal treatment for a tumor.
IADL lawyer: AO tragedy causers have to bear duty (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge - Those who brought about the Agent Orange/Dioxin tragedy in Vietnam cannot deny their responsibilities, said French lawyer William Bourdon.
Gering attorney’s practice closes with temporary suspension (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
A Gering attorney’s suspension from law has resulted in the closure of his practice. The Nebraska State Supreme Court suspended Gering attorney Bill Peters from practice law for a period of six months.
Lawyer asks court to order release of 3 red-shirted leaders (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
A lawyer yesterday asked the Criminal Court to order the release of Veera Musigapong, Natthawut Saikua and Weng Tojitrakan, saying their detention under the emergency decree was illegal.
PR fund or legal fees? Philcomsat lawyer told to show proof (Manila Standard Today)
A MAJOR stockholder of Philippine Communications Satellite Corp. has asked the Sandiganbayan to require lawyer Sikini Labastilla to show proof in court that the P2 million in “public relations fund” the company earmarked for the anti-graft court was actually paid as legal fees.
Attorney Loses Law License Over Unpaid Student Loans (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Texas appeals court has revoked the license of a Houston attorney for failing to repay his student loans and other debts. The Austin court found that, because solo Frank P. Santulli III did not adhere to a previous order to pay his debts, he lacked the trustworthiness necessary to represent clients.
Lawyer's classroom visit leads to charity helping schools across USA (Miami Herald)
You'll never get under Jamie Rosenberg's skin with a lawyer joke. The 39-year-old former mergers and acquisitions attorney has heard 'em all, including those comparing lawyers to snakes and sharks.
U.S. Attorney Hanaway joining Ashcroft law firm (BizJournals)
U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway is leaving her post April 20 to join former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in building a nationwide law firm.
Va. lawyer to compete for national Monopoly title (NBC 12 Richmond)
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man is 1 of 28 competing for all the money in the Monopoly bank. Henrico County resident and environmental lawyer Ellis Baggs plays Wednesday in the Monopoly U.S. National Championship in Washington.
IADL lawyer looks into AO aftermath (Việt Nam News)
HCM CITY — Those responsible for the Agent Orange/dioxin tragedies in Viet Nam cannot deny their responsibilities, said French lawyer William Bourdon.
Nigeria: Andoakaa Accuses Lawyer of Blackmail (AllAfrica.com)
Abuja — Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Mike Andoakaa, SAN, has threarened to drag a lawyer, Mr Emma Nwokocha, before the disciplinary committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over allegation of blackmail.
Oprah to feature Florida Attorney General's CyberCrime unit today (Sun-Sentinel)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum says his office's CyberCrime Unit will be featured today on The Oprah Winfrey Show , the Palm Beach Post reports.
Missouri attorney general warns of mortgage scams (The Springfield News-Leader)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Chris Koster is warning Missourians to watch out for mortgage scams.
Chattanooga: Duke Franklin's attorney asks for probation (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The attorney for John P. “Duke” Franklin Jr. has asked for probation for the former Chattanooga City councilman when he is sentenced May 1 for his role in a cocaine ring.
Lawyer's sentence sends warning to legal world (National Post)
A Toronto lawyer who abused his legal status to hide his role in the international drug trade has had his prison sentence substantially increased, sending a stern warning to a privileged profession that is often removed from police scrutiny.
Stalking suspect just Tyra Banks' fan, lawyer says (The Washington Times)
NEW YORK (AP) - A Georgia man accused of stalking Tyra Banks was simply responding to the model-turned-TV host's invitation for fans to reach out to her when he followed her from coast to coast, a defense lawyer said Friday.Lawyer Sydney O'Hagen said in her opening statement at Brady Green's trial that he was just an overzealous fan who had hoped to be in Banks' studio audience, meet her and ...
Michael Reap becomes Acting U.S. Attorney (KSDK St. Louis)
Michael Reap becomes Acting U.S. Attorney
Lawyer optimistic on U.S.-Iranian reporter's appeal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer representing an Iranian-American journalist jailed by Tehran for espionage said Monday he was optimistic she would be acquitted on appeal.
Va. Lawyer Says Monopoly Tourney Good Experience (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man is one of 28 competing for all the money in the Monopoly bank. Henrico County resident and environmental lawyer Ellis Baggs plays Wednesday in the Monopoly U.S. National
The U.S Senate's homeland security committee will hear testimony from Gov. Jan Brewer, Attorney General Terry Goddard, ... (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The U.S Senate's homeland security committee will hear testimony Monday in Phoenix from Gov. Jan Brewer, Attorney General Terry Goddard and other officials who will offer advice on dealing with violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Missouri attorney general sues 2 firms, alleging mortgage scams (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is suing two businesses he alleges are violating state consumer-protection law by sending people misleading direct-mail advertisements for mortgage refinancing. The suits filed today are part of what Koster calles his "zero tolerance" policy of mortgage scams.
Attorney general not happy with natural gas bill (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
The Tennessee attorney general says natural gas companies' proposed overhaul of the rate regulatory process is a bad deal despite legislative changes.
Former county attorney dies (Papillion Times)
World-Herald News Service Dixon Adams practiced as a lawyer in Bellevue as it grew from a small town to the third-largest city in Nebraska before he retired in 2006. He also served as Sarpy County attorney for 20 years.
Attorney for family of Drew Peterson's murdered third wife to file wrongful death suit (Chicago Sun-Times)
The attorney representing the family of Drew Peterson's murdered third wife says he will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the former Bolingbrook cop today . Martin Glink, who is representing the sister and father of third wife Kathleen Savio, said the lawsuit will allege Peterson and Savio engaged in confronatations during their contentious divorce. He said the lawsuit also will allege ...
Reports: Yukos lawyer, mother, granted parole (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Russian news agencies say a former Yukos oil company lawyer imprisoned on charges widely seen as part of a state campaign against its former CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been granted parole.
Board delay may leave town without attorney (The Buffalo News)
West Seneca is facing the prospect of being without a town attorney for at least a week or so early next month, after Town Board members decided Monday night to postpone a final vote on the matter.
Lawyer of Mumbai suspect asks for trial halt (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the Pakistani on trial in India over last year's Mumbai attacks on Tuesday asked for the case to be adjourned for one month to allow him to construct a proper defence.
Mobile attorney arrested for indecency with child (NBC 15 Mobile)
Mobile attorney and former FBI agent Phillip Kent Baxley has been arrested on a fugitive warrant from Harris County, Texas, accusing him of "indecency with a child."
Jailed Russian Lawyer Released on Parole (Washington Post)
MOSCOW, April 21 -- Svetlana Bakhmina, the jailed lawyer whose request for a Kremlin pardon prompted an unprecedented outpouring of support on the Internet, was ordered released on parole Tuesday nearly five months after giving birth to a baby girl while in state custody.
Flemington resident, former attorney general prepares for Rutgers Law School duties (MyCentralJersey.com)
Flemington resident John Farmer Jr. has been a state attorney general, chief counsel to the governor and helped write the 9/11 Commission's report.
Lawyer: FBI guard innocent of spying on girls (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for an FBI security guard accused of spying on teenage girls as they tried on prom dresses at a West Virginia mall says his client is innocent.
Lawyer: FBI guard innocent of spying on girls (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - April 21, 2009 11:53 AM ET MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A lawyer for an FBI security guard accused of spying on teenage girls as they tried on prom dresses at a West Virginia...
Lawyer: FBI officer innocent of spying on girls (AP via Yahoo! News)
A veteran FBI security guard accused of spying on teenage girls as they tried on prom dresses at a charity event in a West Virginia mall is innocent and mortified by the charges, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Man Indicted After Allegedly Posing As Lawyer (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A Cuban awaiting deportation for months at a Los Angeles immigration detention center was indicted for allegedly posing as a lawyer after his release and representing immigrants in court. Raul Ernest Alonso-Prieto was detained for months at the San Pedro Processing Center before his release in December 2006 because the United States doesn't have diplomatic relations with Cuba and he couldn't be ...
Attorney: Boy held in rape has low IQ (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
A 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy accused of participating in the kidnapping and rape of a teen girl is mentally challenged and has no prior criminal record, his attorney said in court Monday morning. The youth was arraigned in juvenile court on three felony crimes involved in the assault on the 15-year-old girl earlier this month.
Wabasha politician files complaint against county attorney (Pioneer Press)
WABASHA, Minn. — A state administrative board is investigating a complaint against the Wabasha County attorney filed by Rep. Steve Drazkowski in which he alleges an abuse of power.
Russian judge releases ex-YUKOS lawyer early (Reuters) (Yahoo!7 World News)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow judge granted an early release from jail Tuesday to a former lawyer and mother-of-three whose case had become a cause celebre for human rights activists.
Rep. Steve Drazkowski files complaint against Wabasha county attorney (KTTC Rochester)
WABASHA, Minn. (AP) -- A state administrative board is investigating a complaint against the Wabasha County attorney filed by Rep. Steve Drazkowski. Drazkowski claims County Attorney James Nordstrom maliciously
Wabasha Pol Files Complaint On County Attorney (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
A state administrative board is investigating a complaint against the Wabasha County attorney filed by Rep. Steve Drazkowski.
Attorney Kathleen Reilly gets over $6 mil for client (Observer)
On March 24, Silvano Santos, 45, was awarded $6 million because of severe injuries sustained to his right wrist while working on a construction site in Secaucus. Attorney Kathleen Reilly, a partner at Brady, Brady and Reilly in Kearny took on the case in 2005 when Santos lived in the township.
Mo. attorney general warns of mortgage scams (Park Hills Daily Journal)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Chris Koster filed lawsuits Monday accusing two businesses of sending consumers misleading direct-mail ads for mortgage refinancing.
Cuban poses as lawyer handling immigrant cases (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A Cuban awaiting deportation for months at a Los Angeles immigration detention center has been indicted for allegedly posing as a lawyer after his release and representing immigrants in court.
Cuban poses as lawyer handling immigrant cases (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Cuban national who spent months awaiting deportation at a Los Angeles immigration detention center is accused of posing as a lawyer after his release and representing immigrants in court.
Lawyer: USS Cole familes to get at least $200K (AP via Yahoo! News)
Nearly nine years after 17 sailors were killed in a terrorist attack on the USS Cole, some relatives of the victims are set to receive at least $200,000 each from Sudan, a lawyer said Tuesday.