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Loss of electronic bingo in Walker County will be catastrophic, lawyer says (Birmingham News)
Lawyer unsurprised by judge's ruling
Judge dismisses lawyer's discrimination case against firm (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A federal judge ruled that a lawyer who sued her firm for sexual discrimination is not protected by anti-discrimination laws because as a shareholder she is an employer, and not an employee.
Correction: Attorney General Scandal story (AP via Yahoo! News)
In an Oct. 30 story about the workers' compensation case of an aide to a former state attorney general, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation issued a ruling of attempted fraud.
DeFede: Attorney Says Rothstein Will Return (CBS4 Miami)
The attorney for missing Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein says his client will return to South Florida "within the next 24 to 48 hours." Marc Nurik – an attorney with Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, who resigned from the firm to represent Rothstein – told CBS4 News Tuesday morning that Rothstein will be coming home to address the allegations that he stole hundreds of millions of dollars from ...
Attorney: Texas lottery won't pay cheated winner (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a man who lost out on a $1 million jackpot says the Texas Lottery Commission still considers the store clerk who allegedly stole the ticket to be the winner.
Correction: Attorney General Scandal story (Boston Globe)
In an Oct. 30 story about the workers' compensation case of an aide to a former state attorney general, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation issued a ruling of attempted fraud. The former aide, Anthony Gutierrez, previously pleaded guilty to attempted workers' compensation fraud in a criminal case. The state bureau found that he ...
Man says ex-client and a fellow lawyer defamed him (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A California lawyer who tried to obtain a pardon for his 1976 Nebraska drug conviction wants a chance to challenge statements that a former client submitted to the Pardons Board.
Prominent Fla. Lawyer's Sales Pitch Called Suspect (ABC News)
Prominent South Fla. lawyer, political fundraiser out as head of firm amid investment probe
Rothstein, Accused Florida Lawyer, Returns to U.S. From Morocco (Bloomberg)
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Scott Rothstein , the South Florida lawyer whose firm asked federal prosecutors to investigate as much as $500 million in missing investor funds, returned yesterday to the U.S. from Morocco, his law partner said.
RI panel nixes complaint against attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Rhode Island's Ethics Commission dismissed a complaint Tuesday that accused Attorney General Patrick Lynch of improperly accepting a $428 plane ticket to a New Orleans conference.
RI panel nixes complaint against attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
Rhode Island's Ethics Commission dismissed a complaint Tuesday that accused Attorney General Patrick Lynch of improperly accepting a $428 plane ticket to a New Orleans conference. The complaint from Giovanni Cicione, chairman of the state Republican Party,... Rhode Island - United States - Attorney general - Society and Culture - Government
Kenyan attorney mulls legal action against US (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kenya's attorney general said on Wednesday he is seeking legal advice as to whether he can sue the United States government for revoking his travel visa.
Fla. lawyer suspected of fraud sent desperate text (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
A South Florida lawyer suspected of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar fraud sent his partners a text message from overseas apologizing and suggested he might not return to face authorities.
Intel charged with antitrust - NY attorney general (CNN Money)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel, alleging the chipmaker threatened computer makers and paid kickbacks to stop them from using competitors' chips, Cuomo's office said Wednesday.
NY Attorney General Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Intel (PC World via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Intel, alleging that the chip-maker violated state and federal laws by engaging in a "systematic campaign" of illegal conduct in an effort to maintain a monopoly.
Lawyer denies relationship was 'smouldering fire' (Daily Telegraph)
A top lawyer insisted his affair with a senior clerk was not ''smouldering fire'' that had been going on for years as he denied charges of discriminating against another colleague.
New York attorney general files antitrust suit against Intel (AFP via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp. on Wednesday alleging the US computer chip giant engaged in a "worldwide, systematic campaign of illegal conduct."
Fla. lawyer suspected of fraud sent desperate text (San Francisco Chronicle)
A South Florida lawyer suspected of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar fraud sent his partners a text message from overseas apologizing and suggested he might not return to face authorities. The politically connected attorney, Scott Rothstein, did return... Florida - Lawyer - Fraud - United States - Text messaging
Fla. lawyer suspected of fraud sent desperate text (AP via Yahoo! News)
A high-profile South Florida lawyer suspected of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar fraud sent his partners a text message from overseas apologizing and calling himself "a fool."
May be more defendants in Galleon case - SEC lawyer (The Star)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - There is "a real possibility" of additional defendants in the insider trading case against the Galleon hedge fund, its founder Raj Rajaratnam and others, a lawyer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday.
NY Attorney General Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Intel (PC World)
New York's attorney general files an antitrust lawsuit against Intel.
New York attorney general files antitrust suit against Intel (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
New York's attorney general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp. on Wednesday alleging the US computer chip giant engaged in illegal practices to dominate the market.
Sources: Lawyer Scott Rothstein cooperating with feds (Miami Herald)
Scott Rothstein, the flashy Fort Lauderdale lawyer who investors say fleeced them out of hundreds of millions of dollars and whose partners say wiped out his law firm's finances, is cooperating with federal investigators and identifying others who may be involved in his alleged scam, sources familiar with the probe said Wednesday.
Intel Slapped with Antitrust Lawsuit by NY Attorney General (AnandTech)
“We intend to stop them" -- New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo...
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff suspends campaign for US Senate seat, cites family (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff on Wednesday suspended his campaign for U.S. Senate, saying he needs to spend more time with a daughter who is experiencing severe mental health problems.
New York attorney general files antitrust suit against Intel (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)
NEW YORK (AFP) - New York's attorney general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp.
'Too fat' lawyer closes with old and obese argument (New York Post)
HACKENSACK, N.J. — The lawyer for a Florida man who claims he’s too fat to have killed his former son-in-law told jurors on Wednesday all they have to do is is look at his client to see that he’s obese, old, and in no condition to commit such a murde...
Fla. Lawyer Suspected of Fraud Sent Desperate Text (ABC News)
Fla. lawyer suspected of multimillion-dollar fraud sent partners desperate text from overseas
Kenyan attorney mulls legal action against US (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kenya's attorney general said Wednesday he is seeking legal advice about whether he can sue the U.S. government for revoking his travel visa.
New York attorney general files antitrust suit against Intel (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney general of New York state filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp. alleging the US computer chip giant engaged in illegal practices to dominate the market.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo hits Intel with anti-trust charges (New York Daily News)
Computer chip giant Intel used "illegal threats" to dominate its rivals, state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo charged Wednesday, accusing the tech pioneer of threatening computer makers and paying billions in kickbacks.
New York attorney general files antitrust suit against Intel (Malaysian Mirror)
NEW YORK -New York's attorney general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp. on Wednesday alleging the US computer chip giant engaged in illegal practices to dominate the market.
Two Held in Killings of Russian Lawyer, Reporter (New York Times)
A Moscow court on Thursday reviewed charges against two suspects in the January assassination of the human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and the reporter Anastasia Baburova.
Court imposes lawyer on Karadzic (BBC News)
The UN's war crimes court appoints a lawyer for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and adjourns his trial until March.
Erik Wallin runs for Attorney General (WPRI Providence)
Republican defense lawyer Erik Wallin says he plans to run for Rhode Island attorney general.
Karadzic to Be Assigned Lawyer by United Nations War Tribunal (Bloomberg)
Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader accused of genocide, will be assigned a lawyer to represent him during his war crimes trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the UN court in The Hague said in an e-mailed statement today.
War Crimes Tribunal to Appoint Lawyer for Karadzic (ABC News)
War crimes tribunal orders court-appointed lawyer for Karadzic, still lets him defend himself
UN court imposes lawyer on Karadzic (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A UN court imposed Thursday a lawyer on Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic and postponed to March 1 the genocide trial he has boycotted since it started last week.
War crimes court imposes lawyer on Karadzic (CNN)
The war crimes tribunal trying Bosnian genocide suspect Radovan Karadzic is imposing a lawyer on him, it announced Thursday.
Russia: 2 suspects in lawyer, journalist killings (AP via Yahoo! News)
Russian investigators on Thursday announced the arrests of two suspects in the killings of a human rights lawyer and a journalist who were shot in central Moscow in January.
Woods gets court appointed attorney (WPTV West Palm Beach)
A Palm Beach County judge appoints an attorney to represent accused felon Stefanie Woods.
Malaysian royal wins defamation against model wife: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Malaysian prince on Thursday won a defamation suit against his estranged teenage model wife and mother-in-law for alleging he had sexually abused his spouse, his lawyer said.
War crimes tribunal to appoint lawyer for Karadzic (AP via Yahoo! News)
The U.N. war crimes tribunal ruled Thursday that former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will be appointed a lawyer to represent him whenever he fails to appear in court.
Lawyer imposed on Karadzic, trial delayed to March 1 (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A UN warcrimes court Thursday imposed a lawyer on Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic and put off to March 1 the genocide trial he has boycotted since it started last week.
Tuscaloosa attorney to run for House seat (The Tuscaloosa News)
By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa attorney Bill Poole on Wednesday became the third candidate to toss his hat in the ring for the open seat in District 63 for the Alabama House of Representatives.
Two charged over murders of Russian lawyer, reporter (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two Russian nationalists have been arrested and charged in the high-profile killings of a human rights lawyer and journalist who were gunned down in Moscow in January, officials said on Thursday.
After probe, NY lawyer to repay pension checks (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Long Island lawyer whose fat state retirement checks raised questions about public pension system abuses has agreed to give New York a $240,565 refund.
Russia: 2 suspects in lawyer, journalist killings (AP via Yahoo! News)
Russian investigators on Thursday announced the arrests of two suspects in the killings of a human rights lawyer and a journalist who were shot in central Moscow in January.
10 Colorado Republicans seek federal investigation of U.S. attorney nominee (Denver Post)
Colorado state Sen. Ted Harvey of Highlands Ranch, joined by nine of his Republican colleagues, sent a letter Thursday to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee asking for an investigation into Colorado U.S. attorney nominee Stephanie Villafuerte's role in accessing a restricted federal database while working on Bill Ritter's 2006 gubernatorial campaign.
Lawyer: Man says he killed lawyer, journalist (AP via Yahoo! News)
A suspect in the killing of a human rights lawyer and a journalist has confessed to the crime, his lawyer said Friday.