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Attorney to decide on prosecution
FREMONT -- The decision about whether to prosecute anyone for the July 11 fatal shooting of Bryan Jones rests with Assistant Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Braun, who was appointed as a special prosecutor for the case Friday by Sandusky County Prosecutor Tom Stierwalt.
District Must Pay Family Attorney $260K
A federal judge rules that the Lower Merion School District must pay the attorney doing work for the family in a civil court lawsuit over laptop spying.
Attorney General addresses compliance check, child porn arrest in Carbondale
In a visit last Friday to Marion, Attorney General Lisa Madigan discussed a compliance check on Helia Healthcare and child pornography-related arrest in Carbondale.
Bay County getting new assistant county attorney
FORT WALTON BEACH — City Attorney Toni Craig has resigned to become Bay County’s assistant county attorney. Craig’s last day with the city will be Sept. 30. “I love the city of Fort Walton Beach,” she said. “I’m thankful I’ve been...
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Mike DeWine: Attorney General Richard Cordray's campaign is funded 'almost exclusively' by party, labor unions and ...
After explaining that recent campaign finance reports showed a fundraising gap narrowing, DeWine turned the focus onto Cordray, insinuating that he is a tool of the Democratic party and labor union bosses with a much narrower base of support.
Newport News attorney's misconduct charges dismissed
WILLIAMSBURG — Misconduct charges against Newport News attorney Cathy Krinick have been formally dismissed in Williamsburg-James City Circuit Court where she was scheduled to have a two-day hearing starting today.
Attorney: Teen Charged In Beating Should Be Tried As Adult
A judge is considering whether a 16-year-old charged with beating a cancer patient should be tried as an adult.
Missouri lawyer guilty of stealing from trust
A former Cape Girardeau lawyer has pleaded guilty of felony stealing for embezzling $325,000 from a deceased client's trust fund.
Attorney Grodman new Flagstaff Justice of Peace
Attorney Howard Grodman has won the nod from voters to be thenext Flagstaff Justice of the Peace.
Attorney General Cuomo launches investigation into New York State Fair
Former Director Peter Cappuccilli, Jr. will be subject of a criminal probe.
Attorney for Tulsa Police officer expected to withdraw
R. Thomas Seymour is expected to file a motion today in U.S. District Court to withdraw as the lead counsel for suspended Tulsa Police officer Jeff Henderson, Seymour said today.
Attorney General expands investigation to Fair administration
The State Attorney General's office announced Tuesday that it has expanded its investigation into accusations of patronage, cronyism, and inappropriate use of tax money among New York State Fair officials.
Thomas concedes to Horne in attorney-general race
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas conceded Tuesday to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne in the Republican primary for Arizona attorney general.
Prince George's state's attorney supports Baker
Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey endorsed longtime friend Rushern L. Baker III in his bid for county executive today. Ivey, who is not seeking re-election or running for any elected office, made his endorsement in Suitland, joined by members of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Attorney says Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to investigate its scholarship program
WASHINGTON - The attorney for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation says the tax-exempt group will investigate foundation scholarships awarded by African-American lawmakers.
State attorney's office will prosecute Cape teen accused of sexting
The state attorney's office is pushing ahead with a charge against a Cape Coral teenager who was arrested after allegedly sexting, or sending nude...
Newspaper: Marion attorney caught smuggling drugs into Ind. federal prison
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A Marion attorney is in jail in VigoCounty, Ind. on $100,000 bond after he was caught trying to smuggledrugs into a federal prison there, a newspaper reports.
Vote 2010: Horne declares victory in Attorney General primary
Former County Attorney Andrew Thomas is not ready to give up the race for State Attorney General just yet. But current State Superintendent of schools Tom Horne is already declaring victory in the GOP primary after pulling ahead in the count this weekend.
Attorney General complaint against Bonita Bay Group dismissed
The Attorney General's civil complaint against Bonita Bay Group has been dismissed. After reviewing briefs and hearing oral arguments from both parties, Circuit Court Judge Michael T. McHugh dismissed the Attorney General's claims that the company committed fraud and engaged in deceptive conduct.
Uganda: Kampala Bombing Suspects' Rights Violated, Says Lawyer
A lawyer representing five Kenyan men held in Uganda over alleged involvement in the 11 July Kampala bombings has asked the Kenyan government to intervene to guarantee their constitutional rights.
State attorney general candidate visits Washington
Growing jobs in Iowa and the federal takeover of health care are two of the issues that convinced Brenna Findley, R, an attorney from Dexter in Dallas County, to seek the state attorney general seat.
Former Missouri lawyer guilty of stealing from trust
BLOOMFIELD — A former Cape Girardeau lawyer has pleaded guilty of felony stealing for embezzling $325,000 from a deceased client's trust fund. The Southeast Missourian reports that 67-year-old Joe T. Buerkle entered the plea Monday, admitting he deposited more than 30 checks while managing the account of the late Donald P. Thomasson. The account was for money for Thomasson's children until they ...
Lawyer continues testimony in McCourt divorce case
Associated Press - August 31, 2010 3:34 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An estate planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement that...
Polls show King leading attorney general race
ALBUQUERQUE — Some 48 percent of likely New Mexico voters are backing Democratic incumbent New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, while 33 percent support his Republican challenger, eastern New Mexico prosecutor Matt Chandler, according to a poll...
Lawyer continues testimony in McCourt divorce case
Associated Press - August 31, 2010 3:34 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An estate planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement that...
Lawyer continues testimony in McCourt divorce case
Associated Press - August 31, 2010 3:34 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An estate planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement that...
Lawyer continues testimony in McCourt divorce case
An estate planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement that would share the Los Angeles Dodgers with his wife.
Barclays Lawyer Says Lehman Letter Was Adequately Explained
Barclays Lawyer Says Lehman Letter Was Adequately Explained
Cox: Appointment as US attorney was eye-opener
Benton resident A. Courtney Cox has experienced a lot since assuming the role of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. “It’s been quite a journey and almost three years since my appointment,” he said. “I met a whole lot of people from a whole lot of different places. “I’m glad I took the appointment,” Cox said. “I think I am a different person now than I was then. I have a ...
Attorney: gradual progress in rectifying bookkeeping, upload practices in recorder’s office
DECORAH – Winneshiek County Attorney Andrew Van Der Maaten said Monday, gradual progress is being made toward rectifying concerns with some practices in the county recorder’s office.
Lawyer continues testimony in McCourt divorce case
An estate planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement that would share the Los Angeles Dodgers with his wife.
Attorney: Frank McCourt didn't want to share Dodgers
An estate-planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement that would share the Los Angeles Dodgers with his wife.
Attorney argues for new trial for teen convicted of murder
Edgar Concepcion Jr. was back in a Floyd County courtroom Monday as his lawyer argued why the Charles City teenager should get a new trial.
Lawyer continues testimony in McCourt divorce
An estate planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement.
Attorney: McCourt didn't want to share Dodgers
An estate-planning attorney testified Tuesday that a distraught Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised marital agreement that would share the Los Angeles Dodgers with his wife.
Woman defends district attorney accused of sexual misconduct
As state officials continue to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by former West Tennessee district attorney Terry Dycus, one woman is coming forward to speak up in his defense.
Expired bow tie patent has Brooks Brothers in knots
A patent lawyer with a penchant for bow ties has won a round in a fight with Brooks Brothers over expired patent markings that has implications for dozens of similar suits across the country.
Lawyer: McCourt didn't want to Dodgers, said wife lacked rationality as team CEO
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An estate-planning lawyer testified Tuesday that last summer, she met with a distraught Frank McCourt who told her he wasn't going to sign a revised marital agreement that would share the Los Angeles Dodgers with his wife.
Chattanooga: City attorney asking for permission to represent city in recall suit
City Attorney Mike McMahan today asked the City Council to authorize him to represent the city of Chattanooga in a lawsuit against the recall effort.
USF hazing case turned over to state attorney
Tampa police have turned a University of South Florida hazing case over to the State Attorney's Office for a decision on whether to pursue criminal charges.
Attorney: Girl Suffered Emotional Distress
Joann Cooper and her son, Daniel Crichton, were each hit once by police gunfire on March 26 during a carjacking at the Baymeadows Road Wendy's restaurant.
Facing Patent Lawsuit, CAS Medical Systems Hires Lawyer As CEO
CAS Medical Systems of Branford, which is facing an expensive patent infringement suit, said Tuesday that named a lawyer with biomedical industry experience as its new leader.
McCourt didn't want to share Dodgers: lawyer
An estate-planning lawyer testified Tuesday that last summer, she met with a distraught Frank McCourt who told her he wasn't going to sign a revised marital agreement that would share the Los Angeles Dodgers with his wife.
Garnett vows to put people before party in attorney general’s office
State attorney general is one of those elected offices that ought to be non-partisan, but too often isn’t. Rarely has this been more true than with incumbent Attorney General John Suthers. Again and again he has used his office to involve the state of Colorado in lawsuits brought in other states to advance or defend Republican causes. Democratic challenger Stan Garnett was motivated to run for ...
PlayStation lawsuit first of many, says lawyer
Sony's PlayStation 3 mod chip lawsuit could be just the first of many gaming giant-initiated cases in Australia, according to a lawyer who defended a client against Nintendo in a similar case earlier this year.
Lawyer challenging ordinance that prohibits guns in Lee parks
There is a growing debate over your second amendment right - your right to bear arms – and whether you should be allowed to carry a gun in a county park. According to the county's ordinance books, the answer is no. But a local attorney says the books are wrong.