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Anthony Attorney Appears On 'Today' (WESH 2 Orlando)
The attorney for the Anthony family discusses a series of depositions on national TV.
Trial set for Brits accused of Brazil fraud: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two British women accused in Brazil of trying to carry out a travel insurance fraud by lying to police about being robbed are to go on trial on August 17, their lawyer told AFP on Thursday.
No Affidavit of Merit or Expert Needed to Sue One's Lawyer for Fraud (Law.com)
Noncompliance with the affidavit of merit statute in a legal malpractice suit does not preclude a plaintiff from bringing a common-law fraud case against her lawyer, a New Jersey appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
NH Supreme Court upholds lawyer's conviction (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - August 6, 2009 11:45 AM ET CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Supreme Court has upheld the extortion conviction of a lawyer who threatened to sue a hair salon because it...
State attorney sentenced for phone harassment (KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - August 6, 2009 11:55 AM ET SEATTLE (AP) - An assistant state attorney general who posted a former Seattle neighbor's name and phone number on adult Web sites pleaded guilty...
NH Supreme Court upholds lawyer's conviction (Boston Globe)
New Hampshire's Supreme Court has upheld the extortion conviction of a lawyer who threatened to sue a hair salon because it charged different rates for men, women and children’s haircuts.
Ex-West Hills Attorney Charged With Accepting Bribe (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
A former West Hills attorney has been arrested after allegedly accepting $53,500 in cash that he believed was half of a bribe being paid in exchange for him to instruct his client to lie to a federal prosecutor and a federal grand jury investigating allegations of immigration fraud.
Lawyer challenges city layoffs (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A lawyer for a city workers’ union says Cincinnati’s not really facing a $28 million deficit and that the city manager wants to lay off almost 300 people just to decrease union membership.
Missouri attorney general provides information in Spanish (The Kansas City Star)
Most of the Missouri Attorney General’s Website, including the consumer protection area, is now available in Spanish. Attorney General Chris Koster announced the new service today in Kansas City, saying it was important to make sure that Spanish-speaking people have access to state government and to law enforcement. He said about 3 percent of the Missouri population speaks only Spanish.
Attorney General Koster obtains $325,000 DISH settlement (Farmington Press)
Attorney General Chris Koster recently announced a multi-state settlement with DISH Network that will bring $325,000 to Missouri and restitution to consumers who were misled by the satellite company’s sales practices. Missouri was one of five leading states in the national investigation, which found the satellite TV provider and its third-party retailers engaged in deceptive and unfair sales ...
Lawyer for husband of wrong-way NY driver says she wasn't an alcoholic, rarely drank (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Lawyer for husband of wrong-way NY driver says she wasn't an alcoholic, rarely drank. Comments are subject to the site's terms of use and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or approval of the Star Tribune.
Anthonys' Attorney Reveals Questions Asked At Deposition (WFTV 9 Orlando)
George Anthony and Cindy Anthony's attorney, Brad Conway, revealed what prosecutors asked Casey's father during his deposition. BOOK DEAL? Kathi Belich Asks Brad Conway GEORGE TALKS: George Anthony Before Depo JOSE BAEZ TALKS: Casey's Attorney's Comments LEGAL ANALYST: Bill Sheaffer On Deposition
Savannah attorney indicted on embezzlement charges (WALB Albany)
Associated Press - August 6, 2009 1:34 PM ET SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Savannah personal injury attorney has been indicted on charges he embezzled nearly $1 million from his law firm's employee...
Lawyer for husband of wrong-way NY driver says she wasn't an alcoholic, rarely drank (MyMotherLode.com)
Lawyer for husband of wrong-way NY driver says she wasn't an alcoholic, rarely drank.
Mich. lawyer sues, claims mouthwash stained teeth (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer seeking fresh breath says he got brown stains instead.
US attorney in Alexandria, Va., nominated (AP via Yahoo! News)
Neil MacBride, a former longtime aide to Vice President Joe Biden, was nominated Thursday as the U.S. attorney in Alexandria, Va., a high profile federal prosecutor job.
China lawyer who fought unfair arrest is arrested (Los Angeles Times)
Xu Zhiyong, who founded the consumer-oriented Open Constitution Initiative law firm in Beijing, is accused of tax evasion. The issues he's taken on include secret jails and the tainted-milk scandal. Xu Zhiyong, a 36-year-old Beijing lawyer, is renowned for his spirited defense of Chinese citizens victimized by unfair arrest or consumer fraud. Nowadays, the founder of the Open Constitution ...
Feds: Sal DiMasi's lawyer has conflict of interest (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - Prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lawyer representing former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi in his federal corruption case, because the lawyer also...
Feds: DiMasi's lawyer has conflict of interest (Boston Globe)
Prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lawyer representing former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi in his federal corruption case, because the lawyer also gave advice to a prosecution witness.
Feds: Fmr. Mass. speaker's lawyer has conflict (AP via Yahoo! News)
Prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lawyer representing former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi in his federal corruption case, because the lawyer also gave advice to a prosecution witness.
Former Conn. FOI Lawyer Tasered Two More Times (Law.com)
Officers with a Connecticut police department say they had to use a stun gun two more times on a former lawyer with the state Freedom of Information Commission when he became combative.
Feds: Fmr. Mass. speaker's lawyer has conflict (NBC 12 Richmond)
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lawyer representing former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi in his federal corruption case, because the lawyer also gave advice to a prosecutionwitness.
Feds: Fmr. Mass. speaker's lawyer has conflict (Channel 8 San Diego)
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lawyer representing former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi in his federal corruption case, because the lawyer also gave advice to a...
Former lawyer guilty for 2nd time (Greeley Tribune)
A Weld District Court jury on Wednesday found a disbarred Greeley lawyer guilty of felony theft a second time.
Ex-Biden Aide Picked for Alexandria U.S. Attorney (Washington Post)
Neil H. MacBride, a Justice Department official and former top aide to Vice President Biden who briefly worked as a corporate lobbyist, has been nominated for the high-profile job of U.S. attorney in Alexandria, the White House said Friday.
Attorney accuses suspended Hollywood police officer of lying in DUI case (Sun-Sentinel)
With the officer's credibility under scrutiny because of cover-up allegations, attorneys have been reviewing their cases to see which could be thrown out. An attorney says a Hollywood police officer who was suspended recently amid allegations he was involved in a crash cover-up lied during a deposition in his client's DUI case.
Attorney says Hester told him he would "never murder his baby" (The Dalton Daily Citizen)
A man accused of murdering his 5-week-old daughter told his attorney he would “never murder his baby,” the attorney told reporters Friday.
Attorney General to appeal Dusty Turner ruling (WTKR Norfolk)
RICHMOND - Attorney General Bill Mims said Friday he will challenge the decision by a three-judge panel that determined former Navy SEAL trainee Dusty Turner is innocent of the 1996 murder of a vacationing Georgia college student.
Woman accuses District Attorney Michael Ramos of sexual harassment (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
SAN BERNARDINO - A female District Attorney's Office employee who claims she had a 17-month affair with District Attorney Michael A. Ramos said Thursday that she has lodged a sexual harassment complaint against him with the county's human resources department.
Attorney general to appeal ruling that cleared ex-Seal trainee in slaying (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Virginia Attorney General Bill Mims will ask the full Virginia Court of Appeals to review a panel’s ruling that cleared a former Navy SEAL trainee in the abduction and murder of a Georgia college student. “I have decided to seek review by the full Court of Appeals in the case of Dustin Turner,“ Mims said in a statement. “The three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals was sharply divided. It is ...
Senate confirms Jones as U.S. attorney for Minn. (Minnesota Public Radio)
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Minneapolis attorney B. Todd Jones as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, a position he held during the Clinton administration from 1998-2001.
U.S. House staffer nominated to be U.S. attorney for Mobile, would be first black to hold post in Alabama (Birmingham News)
Kenyen Brown previously served as assistant U.S. attorney in district
Jones confirmed as next US attorney for Minnesota (Pioneer Press)
MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Senate has confirmed B. Todd Jones as the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota.
Jones Confirmed As MN's U.S. Attorney (Northland's News Center)
Friday B. Todd Jones became a U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
Lawyer questions details of DUI crash (UPI)
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A lawyer said Friday a woman accused of causing a deadly drunk driving accident in New York may not have been intoxicated before the July 26 incident.
Fumo won't appeal, lawyer says (UPI)
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo has decided to start serving his prison sentence without appealing his conviction, his lawyer says.
Vanessa Hudgens' Lawyer Cracks Down on Spread of Nude Photos (TV Guide)
Vanessa Hudgens' lawyer confirmed nude photos that surfaced on the Internet this week are of the star underage, and threatened to take legal action against anyone who shared them.  "The photographs that surfaced on various Internet sites ... were old photos taken by ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Vanessa Hudgens
Lawyer denies violating ethics rules in representing DiMasi (Boston Globe)
The lead lawyer for former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi rejected yesterday a motion by federal prosecutors that he be disqualified from the case because he gave legal advice to the prosecution’s star witness.
Lawyer: Judge Joe Brown dozed (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
A lawyer for a man serving a life sentence for the abduction and murder of a hospital worker in 1995 says his client deserves a new trial because then-judge Joe Brown briefly fell asleep during a pretrial hearing.
Indianapolis attorney faces contempt charge (The Indianapolis Star)
Richmond -- Indianapolis attorney Sarah Nagy will face a civil contempt charge in Wayne County in September.
Kidnapped lawyer found shot dead (Press Trust of India)
Muzzafarnagar, Aug 8 (PTI) A lawyer, who was allegedly abducted from here two days back, has been found shot dead in the neighbouring Meerut district, police said today.
Attorney for Allen wants prosecutor's appeal denied (The Morning Journal)
ELYRIA — An attorney for Joseph Allen, who was recently acquitted after being convicted in 1994 of molesting students in the Lorain Head Start program, is asking an appeals court not to let the Lorain County Prosecutor's Office appeal the acquittal.
Attorney General Koster obtains $325,000 DISH settlement (Farmington Press)
Attorney General Chris Koster recently announced a multi-state settlement with DISH Network that will bring $325,000 to Missouri and restitution to consumers who were misled by the satellite company’s sales practices. Missouri was one of five leading states in the national investigation, which found the satellite TV provider and its third-party retailers engaged in deceptive and unfair sales ...
Regina lawyer running for Palliser NDP nomination (Times Herald)
On Friday, Regina lawyer Noah Evanchuk, 29, announced his intention to seek the federal New Democratic Party nomination for the Palliser riding.
Attorney General Asks Rehearing In Overturn of Osburn Murder Conviction (Ashley County Ledger)
In a petition filed this past week, the Arkansas Attorney General's office asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to reconsider its June 25 opinion reversing and remanding the conviction of Kenneth Ray Osburn.
Cleared of rape, MP hits back at lawyer (The Age)
After avoiding being committed for trial on rape charge, Theo Theophanous will launch a parliamentary action that could result in jail for the lawyer who prosecuted him.
County attorney delays ruling on cemetery board complaints (Casper Star-Tribune)
GILLETTE -- The Campbell County attorney has been unable to reach a decision concerning allegations of violations of the state's open meetings law by Mount Pistgah Cemetery board members, according to a statement released Friday.
Former Buncombe District Attorney Bob Fisher dies (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE — Former Buncombe County District Attorney Robert Wayne “Bob” Fisher died Friday at his residence after a brief illness. He was 77.
Wahpeton man seeking court-appointed attorney (The Wahpeton Daily News)
A Wahpeton man charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition appeared in Southeast District Court Tuesday asking for a court-appointed attorney.
Oregon man refuses attorney in Elgin triple slaying (KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland)
LA GRANDE, Ore. -- An Oregon man accused of a triple killing has refused to be represented by an attorney. Gregory Alvin Cook is charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of two men and a woman in the Elgin area last month.