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Allen Stanford to surrender to U.S. authorities: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford was prepared to surrender to U.S. authorities in Virginia on Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Stanford's lawyer said.
Allen Stanford surrenders to FBI, lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford surrendered to U.S. authorities in Virginia on Thursday after criminal charges were filed against him, Stanford's lawyer said.
Attorney says Stanford surrenders to FBI in Va. (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for R. Allen Stanford, chairman of troubled Stanford Financial Group, says the Texas billionaire has surrendered to FBI agents in Virginia.
Stanford expected in court Friday morning: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford is expected to appear in court Friday morning to face criminal charges, but the venue for the hearing is unclear, Stanford's lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer for ex-Miss California USA threatens to sue pageant director (CNN)
Carrie Prejean's lawyer gave Miss California USA executive director Keith Lewis what he said was a final warning to retract statements made about the former beauty queen or face a defamation lawsuit.
Vietnam detains four linked to arrested rights lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Vietnam has detained four people who local news reports said colluded with prominent lawyer Le Cong Dinh, arrested last weekend on charges of spreading propaganda against the state.
One Vick lawyer withdraws from bankruptcy case (The Virginian-Pilot)
NEWPORT NEWS One lawyer for former NFL player Michael Vick has withdrawn from his bankruptcy case. Peter Ginsberg said in court papers filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newport News that his withdrawal is in Vick’s best interests.
Attorney reacts to Scrushy verdict (FOX 6 News Birmingham)
John Haley, lead attorney in the civil case against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, said he plans to collect as much of the $2.8 billion judgement from Scrushy as possible.
After 40 years, Evans retires from Office of the Attorney General (Standard-Examiner)
NORTH SALT LAKE -- Bill Evans' career involved legal fights ranging from disputes over the death penalty to school vouchers, but over the last 40 years as an attorney, he's devoted his service to a singular group of clients: the people of Utah.
Attorney says Stanford surrenders to FBI in Va. (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - June 19, 2009 12:25 AM ET DALLAS (AP) - The attorney for R. Allen Stanford, chairman of troubled Stanford Financial Group, says the Texas billionaire has surrendered to FBI...
Attorney says Stanford surrenders to FBI in Va. (News 8 Austin)
DALLAS -- The attorney for R. Allen Stanford, chairman of troubled Stanford Financial Group, said the Texas billionaire has surrendered to FBI agents in Virginia.
Jeff City Attorney found asleep in neighbor's trash can (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Larry Wilder, the attorney for Jeffersonville's city council, has a lot of people wondering how he ended up asleep in a neighbor's trash can.
Indiana lawyer found asleep in trash can (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and says he's embarrassed.
US attorney says Detroit municipal corruption case proceeding (Crain's Detroit Business)
The U.S. attorney in Detroit says prosecutors are pursuing a municipal corruption case with "urgency," but won't let the upcoming primary election dictate whether or when to bring charges.
Indiana Lawyer Wakes Up in Trash Can (Fox News)
A southern Indiana lawyer says he's embarrassed and has apologized for being found asleep headfirst in neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking.
Billionaire Stanford to surrender to authorities: lawyer (National Post)
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford will surrender to U.S. authorities on Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Mr. Stanford’s lawyer said
Attorney says Visteon making progress on financing (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Visteon Corp. is making headway with its customers toward securing the financing it needs to see it through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, an attorney for the auto-parts supplier told a Delaware judge Friday.
Indiana lawyer found asleep in trash can (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and says he's embarrassed. No charges have been filed against Larry Wilder, who is the Jeffersonville City Council's attorney.
Attorney's Failure to Pursue Mental Health Evaluation Leads to Suspension (Law.com)
An attorney who failed to submit to a court-ordered mental health evaluation has been suspended for three years by an appeals panel that upheld a misconduct charge against her. A grievance commmittee had directed the attorney to undergo the evaluation after she acknowledged under oath that she had referred to herself as a judge's wife "although she is not officially married to him," according to ...
Lawyer sorry for bin-der (Boston Herald)
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. - A lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and says he's embarrassed. ...
Minneapolis lawyer Sam Kaplan named ambassador to Morocco (Pioneer Press)
President Barack Obama on Friday named a Minneapolis lawyer who was a major fundraiser and contributor to his election campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Morocco.
Washington County Attorney Doug Johnson retiring next year (Pioneer Press)
Washington County Attorney Doug Johnson will retire in 2010, after his third elected term ends.
Supreme Court fines Ilusorio, 89, suspends dead lawyer (Manila Standard Today)
THE Supreme Court has fined the 89-year-old matriarch of the Ilusorio family for maligning it and suspended her lawyer who has been dead for 18 months.
Appleton attorney gets nine-month license suspension (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MADISON The state Supreme Court on Thursday suspended for nine months the law license of an Appleton attorney who mishandled four criminal cases.
S. Indiana lawyer found asleep in trash can (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. - A southern Indiana lawyer says he's embarrassed and has apologized for being found asleep headfirst in neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking.
State's attorney announces run in Fifth Judicial Circuit (The Champaign News-Gazette)
PARIS – Edgar County State's Attorney Matt Sullivan announced Friday that he will seek the Republican nomination for circuit court judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit in the February 2010 primary election. "I've worked very hard in my career to be able to take this step and pursue an opportunity to serve on the circuit bench," said Sullivan, of Paris. He made his announcement before supporters ...
Edgar County State’s Attorney Matt Sullivanannounces candidacy for Circuit Court Judge (Paris Beacon-News)
Veteran Edgar County State's Attorney Matt Sullivan recently announced his intention to seek the office of Circuit Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit next year.
ROBBINSVILLE: Housing attorney discusses higher bills (The Messenger-Press)
ROBBINSVILLE — The affordable housing attorney fees discussed last month will again be up for payment approval next week after representatives from the Princeton-based firm Mason, Griffin & Pierson explained some apparent iscrepancies during a recent Township Council meeting.
Jeffersonville attorney found passed out in trash can (WHAS TV11 Louisville)
(WHAS11) - A Southern Indiana attorney is responding after pictures came out of him, apparently passed out inside a neighbor's trash can. Neighbor: Don't laugh but I have a man halfway in my garbage can. The garbage can is turned over and there's a man in it - laying in it.
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.
Supreme Court fines Ilusorio, 89, suspends dead lawyer (Yehey!)
By Rey E. Requejo THE Supreme Court has fined the 89-year-old matriarch of the Ilusorio family for maligning it and suspended her lawyer ...
City attorney files brief challenging Proposition 8 (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN FRANCISCO — City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday filed an amicus brief on behalf of San Francisco in support of a federal lawsuit that challenges the validity of Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California.
Billionaire Stanford to surrender to authorities: lawyer (National Post)
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford will surrender to U.S. authorities on Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Mr. Stanford’s lawyer said
Lawyer gets jail term in $4 million theft (Courier-Post)
A New Jersey lawyer who stole about $4 million that clients gave him for real estate closings and used it to gamble in Atlantic City is headed to state prison.
Indiana lawyer found asleep in trash can (Park Hills Daily Journal)
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor’s trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and says he’s embarrassed.
Lawyer urges probation for insurer (FOX10 Mobile)
The lawyer for a Gulf Shores insurance agent has asked state officials to grant her a probation period to allow her to make repayments to customers victimized by fraud.
Are attorney general donors receiving financial incentives? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker's office has paid more than $173 million in the last five years to private lawyers to handle state business, and many of those attorneys or their firms have contributed to his re-election campaigns.
Sharpe James' lawyer asks appeals panel to throw out conviction (The Star-Ledger)
A lawyer for Sharpe James asked a federal appeals panel yesterday to throw out his corruption conviction, saying the case lacked evidence.
Attorney general rejects Baby P appeal (Guardian Unlimited)
Baroness Scotland says 'no realistic prospect' of increasing sentences The three people convicted of offences in the Baby P case will not have their sentences referred to the court of appeal, the attorney general announced today. Baroness Scotland said last month that she would consider referring the cases after the sentences provoked outrage in some quarters about their perceived leniency. The ...
Lawyer found parked on center line of I-59 (The Picayune Item)
A lawyer was found on Thursday morning to be apparently drunk, asleep and parked on the center line of Interstate 59.
Virginia State Bar Protests Warning Letters Sent by Attorney General's Office (Washington Post)
The Virginia State Bar is trying to stop the state attorney general's office from distributing warning letters for jurors in capital cases that it says might discourage them from talking to defense lawyers.
US claims on lawyer’s arrest groundless, says security department (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge - The General Security Department under the Ministry of Public Security has said the statement by US Department of State spokesman Ian Kelly on the arrest of lawyer Le Cong Dinh was totally groundless.
Mayor calls for probe of Traficanti lawyer, judge (The Eagle-Tribune)
LAWRENCE — Mayor Michael Sullivan is asking the state inspector general to investigate the connection between the lawyer who represented Andrea Traficanti McCann and the judge who ruled that Traficanti McCann is permanently and totally disabled due to stress on the job at City Hall.
Trooper's attorney insists charges should go (Casper Star-Tribune)
Government prosecutors have ignored federal law in an effort to "boot-strap" their case into U.S. District Court, the attorney for former state trooper Franklin Ryle argued in a Friday court filing.
Loan paperwork discovered in Mishawaka shopping center trash :Attorney general investigating; victims worried about ... (South Bend Tribune)
MISHAWAKA -- The attorney general's office is investigating how at least 80 files of personal loan-application information ended up in a Dumpster behind Town & Country Shopping Centre last week.
Indiana lawyer found asleep in trash can (Park Hills Daily Journal)
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor’s trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and says he’s embarrassed.
Neb. Man Adds County Attorney to Recall List (KOLN Lincoln)
A Franklin County man who's already gathering signatures to recall the sheriff and a city council member has filed a petition to recall the county attorney.
Billionaire Stanford to surrender to authorities: lawyer (National Post)
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford will surrender to U.S. authorities on Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Mr. Stanford’s lawyer said
Phony lawyer faces additional prison (Daily Pilot)
A Newport Beach man faces additional time in federal prison for his persistence in tricking people into believing he’s a lawyer, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Newport has to cover officer’s attorney fees (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach will have to pay $700,000 more to cover the attorney fees of police Sgt. Neil Harvey, who won a discrimination lawsuit against the city earlier this year, Superior Court Judge Peter Polos ruled Monday.