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NYC lawyer Marc Dreier's son sues for defamation (AP via Yahoo! News)
The son of disgraced Manhattan lawyer Marc Dreier is suing a former college roommate for $1 million.
NYC lawyer Marc Dreier's son sues for defamation (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The son of disgraced Manhattan lawyer Marc Dreier is suing a former college roommate for $1 million. Nineteen-year-old Spencer Dreier says Ben Clorite of Madison, Conn., attacked him three times after they became roommates in September at Union College in Schenectady , N.Y.
NYC lawyer Marc Dreier's son sues for defamation (Boston Globe)
The son of disgraced Manhattan lawyer Marc Dreier has filed a $1 million lawsuit against a former college roommate.
NYC lawyer Marc Dreier's son sues for defamation (San Francisco Chronicle)
The son of disgraced Manhattan lawyer Marc Dreier is suing a former college roommate for $1 million. Nineteen-year-old Spencer Dreier says Ben Clorite of Madison, Conn., attacked him three times after they became roommates in September at Union College in... Related: Manhattan - Marc Stuart Dreier - New York City - Union College - Marc Dreier
No new bids submitted for NJ Tropicana casino, but lawyer says late offer may materialize (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - No new bids for the Tropicana Casino and Resort were submitted by the Friday deadline, but a lawyer involved in the bankruptcy court auction said an after-hours offer from a potential purchaser might still materialize.
Attorney's role questioned (Knoxville News Sentinel)
A prosecutor warned Friday that a Kentucky attorney hired to represent the lone female suspect in a carjacking turned torture slaying might not be qualified under Tennessee law to handle a capital case.
Lawyer held in killing deemed a flight risk (The Record and Herald News)
Paul Bergrin, a high-profile defense lawyer accused in the killing of one government witness and allegedly plotting to kill another, will remain behind bars pending trial, a judge ruled Friday, declaring the former federal prosecutor a danger to the community and a flight risk.
Nevada attorney general asks state Supreme Court to intervene in Krolicki case (Reno Gazette-Journal)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Attorney General’s office is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to allow it to prosecute the lieutenant governor for misappropriation of state funds.
Lawyer thinks Crown may try deal (Woodstock Sentinel-Review)
The lawyer for Michael Rafferty suggested the surprise decision to separately try the two people accused of the kidnapping and murder of Victoria "Tori" Stafford could be an attempt to strike a deal.[...]
Attorney general gets inquiry of sheriff's office money (The Salisbury Post)
Staff report District Attorney Bill Kenerly has turned over the findings of a criminal investigation into possible embezzlement at the Rowan County Sh ...
Attorney general asks state Supreme Court to intervene in Krolicki case (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The state attorney general's office Friday asked the Nevada Supreme Court to throw out a judge's decision that disqualifies the agency from prosecuting Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki on charges that he misappropriated state funds.
Three-way race for GOP attorney general nod (The Staunton News Leader)
WASHINGTON — Virginia Republican activists face a delicate balancing act this weekend when they select a nominee for attorney general at the party's statewide convention in Richmond.
Attorney General Announces Center to Fight International Organized Crime (Kansas City InfoZine)
Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center (IOC-2) that will marshal the resources and information of nine U.S. law enforcement agencies, as well as federal prosecutors, to collectively combat the threats posed by international criminal organizations to domestic safety and security.
Kansas Attorney General Receives Patriot Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Kansas City InfoZine)
Attorney General Steve Six received the Patriot award from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for his support of the Kansas National Guard.
City council ousts attorney (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY The city council voted to fire city attorney Dick Gregg and replace him with his predecessor, Arnold Polanco.
Lawyer upset over use of Murrin's name in Oliver manslaughter case (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A well-known defence lawyer in St. John's says it was wrong for Shannon Murrin's name to come out during the Joey Oliver manslaughter case.
Kenneth Kahn dies at 66; L.A. defense attorney moonlighted as a comedian (Los Angeles Times)
Kahn, a Santa Monica resident, had a side career as a suit-wearing, briefcase-toting stand-up comic. As a lawyer, he may be best known for representing convicted spy Andrew Daulton Lee. Kenneth Kahn, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who had a side career as a briefcase-toting comic in a double-breasted suit who irreverently poked fun at the legal system, has died. He was 66.
Lawyer Protests Panel's Composition (This Day)
A lawyer and Editor-in-Chief of Lagos-based magazine, Squip, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, has protested the inclusion of former Secretary-General of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Lawal Rabana, as a member of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers.
Md. Attorney General to Issue Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage (Washington Post)
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) is planning to issue a formal opinion in coming weeks on whether the state can recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, his office said.
Macon council resolution aims to ditch city attorney’s office (Macon Telegraph)
A group of City Council members wants to look at outsourcing Macon’s legal work, effectively downsizing or getting rid of the city attorney’s office.
Prominent attorney Susan B. Jordan, 67, is killed in plane crash (Los Angeles Times)
A man with her also dies as the two-seater aircraft hits power lines in Utah. She represented medical marijuana growers and former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson. Susan B. Jordan, a prominent attorney who represented medical marijuana growers and former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson, was killed Friday morning in a plane crash in Utah, according to her ...
Attorney: Evaluate tax denier (Concord Monitor)
Elaine Brown's standby attorney has asked the federal judge in her conspiracy and weapons case to order an evaluation of her competency to stand trial, arguing that she shows signs of delusions and is controlled by her husband and co-defendant, Ed Brown.
How do you know when (or if) you need a lawyer? (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - If you are waiting for your landlord to fix a leaky roof -- you may need a lawyer. If you are adopting a child -- you may need a lawyer. If your business partner, or spouse, is cheating on you -- you may need a lawyer.
Kenneth Kahn, 66, attorney-comedian (The Arizona Republic)
Kenneth Kahn, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who had a side career as a briefcase-toting stand-up comic in a double-breasted suit who irreverently poked fun at the legal system, has died. He was 66.
Attorney General's office to take case against former detective (York Daily Record)
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office will prosecute a former West Manchester Township Police detective accused last week of tampering with evidence.
Lawyer: Pa. abduction hoax suspect to get help (FOX 12 Idaho)
Associated Press - May 31, 2009 5:03 AM ET PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The lawyer for a Pennsylvania woman accused in an abduction hoax says she'll stay with relatives following her release from a...
Lawyer: Mom suspected in fake abduction to get mental-health aid (Detroit Free Press)
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania woman accused in an abduction hoax that ended in Florida and involved her 9-year-old daughter is expected to stay with relatives following her release from a county prison, her lawyer said.
Lawyer: Pa. abduction hoax suspect to get help (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Pennsylvania woman accused in an abduction hoax that ended in Florida and involved her 9-year-old daughter will stay with relatives following her release from a county prison, her lawyer said.
Villar got P400M from C5 project -- lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
(UPDATE) Senator Manuel Villar Jr. profited over P400 million from payment of road right of way and in some instances overpriced zonal values as a result of his real estate properties cutting through the C5 Road extension project, the lawyer of Senator Ana Consuelo Madrigal said.
Local attorney to be sworn in as circuit judge (Texarkana Gazette)
Texarkana attorney W. Kelvin Wyrick Sr. will be sworn in as a circuit judge Friday. Wyrick will take the bench in Division II of the 8th Judicial District South, which serves Miller and Lafayette counties.
Lawyer: Pa. Abduction Hoax Mom Free on Bail (ABC News)
Lawyer: Pa. mom accused of faking abduction is staying with relatives, seeking mental help
Lawyer: Pa. abduction hoax suspect to get help (The Kentucky Post)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The lawyer for a Pennsylvania woman accused in an abduction hoax says she'll stay with relatives following her release from a county prison.
Lawyer: Pa. abduction hoax mom free on bail (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Pennsylvania woman accused in an abduction hoax that ended in Florida and involved her 9-year-old daughter is staying with relatives following her release from a county prison, her lawyer said.
Solgen drops PCGG lawyer (Yehey!)
THE Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has terminated the services of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) lawyer who has been fighting for the sequestration of assets of the Marcos family and business tycoon Lucio Tan.
Attorney Richard P. Breed, III of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. is awarded prestigious Accredited Estate Planner ... (dBusinessNews.com)
Boston - DATELINE: BOSTON, MA… Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. of Boston, MA has announced that Attorney Richard P. Breed, III has been awarded the prestigious Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC).
The power of a power of attorney (National Post)
It’s a legal document that may stretch to only 1,100 words. But a poorly handled power of attorney can tear families apart.
Lawyer: Pa. abduction hoax suspect to get mental-health help (USA Today)
A Pennsylvania woman accused in an abduction hoax that ended in Florida and involved her 9-year-old daughter will stay with relatives following her release from a county prison, her lawyer said.