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GOP attorney general candidate's husband/campaign manager arrested after lawn sign altercation
Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean 's husband, who is also her campaign manager, was arrested over the weekend after an altercation with a woman over lawn signs, police said.
Texas City residents worried about air quality as Attorney General sues BP
HOUSTON -- Some neighbors say they are worried about the air they breathe and whether it's safe after the Texas Attorney General filed a lawsuit against BP. The Texas Attorney General is suing BP over a series of air emissions in April and May.� "It is horrible at night, especially when you are sleeping, said Texas City Resident Sadie Dickey. You get up in the night choking and you get up ...
Lawyer: MIT frat will pay six figures to prank victims
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A lawyer said an MIT fraternity involved in a prank that left two environmental cleanup volunteers severely injured has agreed to pay the victims a six-figure settlement.
Former U.S. attorney, WSU law school dean 'a remarkable person'
A memorial service is planned Thursday at Wayne State University for a former U.S. attorney in Detroit remembered for his integrity and his keen legal mind.
Carthage attorney, reformer of revenue department, dies
James R. Spradling, a Carthage attorney who was noted for his reform of the Missouri Department of Revenue in the 1970s, died at 5:50 a.m. Monday at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.
Attorney wants to draft lobby law
An Upper Keys attorney has proposed his own version of a lobbying registration ordinance that he hopes to bring before the Monroe County Commission later this month. The county is redrafting its... read more
Coppell city attorney releases procurement card report
Coppell City Attorney Robert Hager has completed his investigation regarding purchases made on a city procurement card by former Mayor Jayne Peters. The report concludes that $7,827.72 was charged to the card, for which the city had not received reimbursements or receipts.
Attorney general offers 'scam widget'
ELYRIA A move to raise awareness about scams is using modern technology by offering a scam widget that can be downloaded at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/ConsumerSummit and embedded or linked on a website or social networking profile. It provides instant updates on scams being reported to local law enforcement agencies, the attorney generals office and other federal ...
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Zellerbach ends district attorney race with $214,000 debt
Riverside County District Attorney-elect Paul Zellerbach ended his campaign more than $214,000 in debt, while incumbent Rod Pacheco finished owing more than $26,000, according to campaign financial reports. Zellerbach said he will hold fundraisers to pay off the debts. His campaign finance report shows his ending cash balance as just over $1,100. Pacheco's ending balance was placed at nearly $22 ...
Georgiades officially off case as Liggett's attorney
The attorney who has been representing Ernest Liggett and his various companies this year for eminent domain proceedings in Fayette County is now off the case despite being denied relief in court. Peter N. Georgiades of Pittsburgh had petitioned the court to be removed from the four cases because he had not been paid and it did not appear that his client would be in a position to pay for future ...
Attorney General defends challenge to healthcare bill
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and 19 other state attorneys generals and governors, advanced a legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Friday, August 6.
Attorney named mediator
Sparta Richard I. Clark, Esq., senior partner with Laddey Clark & Ryan, LLP, in Sparta, has accepted a continuing appointment as mediator with the Morris-Sussex General Equity Neutrals Program.
Alleged Trenton 'bus stop' rapist's lawyer says alleged victim was hired to smear the Blood
TRENTON -- A defense lawyer said a woman out to get alleged rapist Guy Gundy IV hired another woman to identify him as the man who assaulted her after snatching her from a bus stop in the shadow of the New Jersey Statehouse.
Virginia Attorney General, Governor talk health reform mandate; Missouri vote still reverberating
NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday interviewed Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli about the state's challenge to the federal government's health law requiring people to purchase health insurance. Cuccinelli said a judge that refused to throw out his case "did not say it's unconstitutional. But he did say that this legislation goes farther than anything that has been held constitutional under the ...
Iran says asylum-seeking lawyer is a swindler
Berlin - The Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who defended a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran and applied for asylum in Norway, is a swindler, state media reported Tuesday.
Khadr's Lawyer To Challenge Confessions
The U.S. government should dismiss the charges for a Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay because he confessed under duress, his lawyer said.
Georgia governor appoints Brunswick district attorney
BRUNSWICK - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed career prosecutor Jackie Johnson district attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. The governor named Johnson, 38, of Woodbine, to the post Monday afternoon. She becomes the first woman to serve as district attorney of the circuit that covers Camden, Glynn, Appling, Jeff Davis and Wayne counties. Johnson succeeds her former boss, Stephen Kelley, who ...
Evidence against Bashir fabricated, says lawyer
The lawyer representing radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who was arrested in Indonesia yesterday, says the evidence against his client is fabricated.
Lawyer says killer just tried to fit in
Timothy O'Reilly is facing the death penalty because he wanted to belong, his lawyers told a federal court jury on Monday. "Tim was afraid and wanted to appear to be strong," O'Reilly's lawyer Richard Kammen told the jury. "He was lonely and ... wanted to belong."
Embattled surveyor lets lawyer do the talking
AUBURN - Lawyer Peter L. Ettenberg of Worcester spoke for Highway Surveyor Darleen F. Wood at last night's selectmen's meeting, when selectmen said they wanted to give the embattled elected official a chance to speak.
GOP attorney general candidate's husband/campaign manager arrested after lawn sign altercation
Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean 's husband, who is also her campaign manager, was arrested over the weekend after an altercation with a woman over lawn signs, police said.
Carey's decision 'unreasonable and irrational', lawyer tells court
A lawyer representing one of the high-profile claimants who want to oust retired Justice Boyd Carey as chairman of the controversial inquiry into the financial sector meltdown of the mid-1990s yesterday described his refusal to recuse himself from the probe as "unreasonable and irrational".
Family, friends, colleagues mourn attorney, former Shen school board member
CLIFTON PARK A memorial service July 30 for a Clifton Park attorney and mother of two drew more than 450 mourners who recalled her as a woman with a deep passion for childrens issues who loved her family and maintained her youthful sense of humor into adulthood.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Attorney: Parker's sentence 'cruel'
The length of sentence Paul Henry Parker Jr. is expected to receive for raping an elderly Salina Regional Health Center patient is "cruel and unusual," his attorney argued in a motion filed in Saline County District Court.
Attorney: Billerica child-porn suspect is not a threat to flee
BOSTON -- While the U.S. Attorney's Office says a 46-year-old Billerica man facing child pornography charges is a danger and should be held without bail, his attorney says he has known for a year that charges were pending and never fled.
Florida Community Association Lawyer Jay Steven Levine to Present FREE Hurricane and Property Damage Seminar for ...
PALM BEACH, Fla.----The Jay Steven Levine Law Group, a Florida Community Association Lawyer, announced today that the Firm is sponsoring a free seminar in conjunction with PuroClean of the Palm Beaches and Mack, Mack and Waltz Insurance Group, Inc. regarding insurance, hurricane and property damage as they relate to community associations.
Naomi's ex-agent lied - lawyer
A lawyer for the Liberian ex-president has questioned Naomi Campbell's former agent's Carole White, calling her "a liar".
Former dictators lawyer dismisses celebrity testimony as 'cheap publicity'
The conflicting testimony of actress Mia Farrow, supermodel Naomi Campbell, and the catwalk queens ex-agent Carole White was nothing more than a publicity stunt that will hurt the case against former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, his lawyer said here Tuesday.
Ferguson to help Queiroz fight insult charges - lawyer
Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has called Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson as a witness in his defence against charges of insulting Portuguese anti-doping agents before the World Cup, Queiroz's lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.
Ferguson to help Queiroz fight insult charges - lawyer
Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has called Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson as a witness in his defence against charges of insulting Portuguese anti-doping agents before the World Cup Queiroz's lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.
Former dictators lawyer dismisses celebrity testimony as 'cheap publicity'
The conflicting testimony of actress Mia Farrow, supermodel Naomi Campbell, and the catwalk queens ex-agent Carole White was nothing more than a publicity stunt that will hurt the case against former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, his lawyer said here Tuesday.
Naomi's ex-agent lied - lawyer
A lawyer for the Liberian ex-president has questioned Naomi Campbell's former agent's Carole White, calling her "a liar".
Interview: Iranian lawyer in stoning case says offices raided
An Iranian human rights lawyer who fled abroad after defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning said his office in Tehran had been raided and all his documents on the woman and his other clients seized.
Lawyer sues for Rick Scott video deposition
TALLAHASSEE With their mud-slinging debates past, the nasty Republican campaign for governor between Attorney General Bill McCollum and Rick Scott included tossing legal bombs Monday.
Attorney's lawsuit: Rick Scott is a 'hazard'
By Marc Caputo, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Tuesday, August 10, 2010 A Tallahassee trial lawyer has filed a lawsuit to obtain a Rick Scott video deposition in a case against a chain of clinics founded by the Republican frontrunner for Florida governor. Scott's campaign called attorney Steven R. Andrews' lawsuit "bogus," "sleazy" and linked to rival Republican, Attorney General Bill McCollum ...
Lawyer questions evidence against cleric
JAKARTA, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Evidence against a radical Muslim cleric accused of plotting terrorism in Indonesia was fabricated, his lawyer says. Indonesia - Terrorism - Muslim - Jemaah Islamiyah - Lawyer
Campbell's ex-agent lied to court: Taylor lawyer
A lawyer for war crimes suspect Charles Taylor Tuesday branded Naomi Campbell's former agent a liar for saying the supermodel had received a gift of illegal diamonds from Liberia's ex-president.
Campbell's ex-agent lied to court: Taylor lawyer
A lawyer for war crimes suspect Charles Taylor Tuesday branded Naomi Campbell's former agent a liar for saying the supermodel had received a gift of illegal diamonds from Liberia's ex-president.
Attorney David Trott to purchase Greco Title Co. in Mt. Clemens
Farmington Hills attorney David Trott will continue building his group of companies and has entered a letter of intent to purchase Mt. Clemens-based Greco Title Co.
Lawyer, firm to advise in ouster cases
The Executive Council has voted to hire a former state prosecutor and his Manchester law firm for advice while it hears Gov. John Lynchs bid to remove two state agency heads. Donald Perrault, a former assistant attorney general, will supervise his work and that of associates with the Wadleigh, Starr & Peters firm on the looming petitions to remove state Liquor Commission Chairman Mark Bodi and ...
Attorney Plans Insanity Defense In Medical Worker's Shooting
An attorney says he expects to press an insanity defense for a man charged with wounding a medical delivery worker when he fired numerous shots from his home in a small central Indiana community.
Missouri Attorney Charged in Death of Man on Lawnmower
(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All Right Reserved.) - MEXICO (AP) - An attorney from Mexico, Mo., is facing two charges in the hit-and-run death of man who was on a lawnmower.
Campbell's ex-agent lied to court: Taylor lawyer
A lawyer for war crimes suspect Charles Taylor Tuesday branded Naomi Campbell's former agent a liar for saying the supermodel had received a gift of illegal diamonds from Liberia's ex-president.
Taylor's lawyer accuses Campbell's former agent of lying
The attorney for former Liberian President Charles Taylor accused the former agent for supermodel Naomi Campbell of lying in her testimony at an international court Tuesday.
Douglas Bruce hires high-profile defense lawyer
Colorado anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired high-profile Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case. The case stems from failed efforts to subpoena Bruce to testify in a lawsuit over tax-cutting measures on the November ballot. Bruce, who has represented himself in court, was in Denver District Court in July and is due back Aug. 18. Lane represented former ...
Lawyer drops RM350m bombshell on SAS debacle
KOTA KINABALU - Sabah lawyer Joseph Ambrose Lee, whose name keeps cropping up in discussions on the continuing state-run Saham Amanah Sabah (SAS) debacle, has dropped a RM350 million bombshell on the lingering crisis.
Attorney Christian Jr. Dies
"Loyal" is the word friends and colleagues most frequently used to describe Eddie Christian Jr. on Monday; loyal to family, friends and the law. Christian, 48, died Monday following a stroke the previous day.
WI Attorney General files petition against Burnett County man
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition under the state's sexual predator law against a Burnett County man.