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Attorney General primary among 5 Democrats too close to call
Preliminary results in the statewide Democratic primary for New York attorney general show Nassau County prosecutor Kathleen Rice leading but the five-way race still too close to call.
Attorney general primary: Rice leads in tight race; Brodsky concedes; Coffey trails
NEW YORK (AP) — Preliminary results in the statewide Democratic primary for New York attorney general show Nassau County prosecutor Kathleen Rice leading but the race still too close to call.
No Immediate Winner In Attorney General Primary
Preliminary results in the statewide Democratic primary for attorney general show Eric Schneiderman leading but the five-way race still too close to call.
Montgomery County FOP asks attorney general to investigate Trachtenberg
The Montgomery County police union has asked the Maryland attorney general to investigate potential financial improprieties involving County Council member Duchy Trachtenberg while she served as an officer in the Maryland chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Austin lawyer honored for assisting immigrants
Austin lawyer honored for assisting immigrants
Lawyer: Kid Rock was defending himself in 07 fight
A lawyer for Kid Rock says the musician and his entourage were trying to defend themselves from another customer at a Georgia Waffle House when a fight broke out in 2007.
Attorney granted permission to withdraw from Wilkinsburg homicide case
The attorney for a Wilkinsburg man charged with homicide in the 2007 slaying of a pizza deliveryman was granted permission Tuesday to withdraw from the case.
Lawmaker’s attorney challenges SJC in patronage inquest
An attorney for state Representative Thomas M. Petrolati told the Supreme Judicial Court yesterday that it does not have the power to compel the powerful lawmaker to answer questions about his efforts to place relatives, friends, and financial backers in jobs in the state’s Probation Department. AD: HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher Real Time With Bill Maher Fridays at 10PM ET/PT. New season begins ...
Attorney general may enter ballot challenge
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Call it deja vu.Attorney General Darrell McGraws office is looking into a complaint that Secretary of State Natalie Tennants office has misinterpreted state election law.The complaint, which was filed by an independent candidate runnin...
Wausau attorney with area ties dies on boat in Bayfield
Wausau attorney Gene Linehan, known for his outspokenness and occasional outlandish behavior, died Friday morning on his boat in Bayfield County. He was 66.
Miller: No Calcutta! County attorney warns Wildflower Country Club not to allow popular golf betting game
Wildflower Country Club in Temple received a letter of warning from County Attorney Rick Miller recently that threatened prosecution if alleged illegal gambling activities continued at the location.
Lawyer says alleged NYC cabbie stabber has PTSD
NEW YORK -- A defense lawyer says a student accused of cutting a Muslim taxi driver's neck in New York City has post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic alcoholism.A Manhattan judge said Monday he'll decide at arraignment whether to grant bail for ...
Lawyer brothers linked to 17 murders?; Lawyer smokes pages from Bible and Quran; George Michael sentenced to prison!
It's a lovely Wednesday and here's today's serving of Daily Digest: Malaysia Day will be celebrated tomorrow, 16 September 2010. It was the day when Singapore, Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak came together to form Malaysia, but Dr Mahathir believes that it was Singapore's secession that caused our tense racial relations. [ Malaysian Insider ] Cases solved? The lawyer siblings who are linked to Datuk ...
Hayes raped and killed Hawke-Petit in home invasion, his own lawyer acknowledges
Steven Hayes’ defense lawyer, saying his client would “concede much, but not all” of the case against him, acknowledged to a jury Monday that the defendant killed a Cheshire woman in a home invasion three years ago that also resulted in the deaths of her two children.
Attorney general travels to Gering for gang training
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks about gang issues. Photo by Maunette Loeks The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office kicked off a week-long effort to train law enforcement officers on gang crimes in Gering.
City hires attorney to investigate Bosier
The City of Centennial has contracted with a Denver attorney to investigate a city councilmember’s alleged ethical violations.
Datuk lawyer's 'killer fortune'
KUALA LUMPUR: The Datuk lawyer in the centre of the hideous quadruple slaughters in Banting has a personal wealth of more than RM100 million, it emerged today.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Schneiderman wins primary for NY attorney general
New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman claimed victory on Wednesday in the Democratic primary for state attorney general, a job that comes with the unofficial title of "sheriff of Wall Street."
Arizona attorney general candidates spar over Rotellini's trial experience
Tom Horne on Tuesday picked apart a selected portion of Felecia Rotellini's legal experience, claiming that she lied about her trial experience when, he said, she has none.
FACTBOX-Eric Schneiderman, NY attorney general candidate
FACTBOX-Eric Schneiderman, NY attorney general candidate
Georgia attorney general candidates spar over health reform
ATLANTA - The candidates for Georgia attorney general used Tuesday's arguments in a Florida federal court as the occasion for trading shots with one another over whether the state should challenge the constitutionality of federal health reform. Attorneys for Georgia are among those from 20 states participating in the federal lawsuit challenging the health reform measure passed by Congress last ...
$25,000 in Scholarships for Viral Videos: BISNAR | CHASE and American Lawyer Academy Promote Safe Driving
BISNAR | CHASE (American Lawyer Academy (ALA) Viral Video Scholarship Contest. The scholarship program is dedicated to the thousands of accident victims who are injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions each year in the United States and hopes to save lives with a positive viral message. High school and college students nationwide are encouraged to submit their videos promoting safe driving.
Judge's Ridicule of Attorney Prompts Panel to Order New Trial
A New York judge ridiculed a defense attorney and criticized his arguments in front of a jury by using loaded words such as "clown," "silly," "outrageous" and "comedy," prompting a unanimous appeals panel Tuesday to overturn a robbery conviction and to direct that on remand the case be tried before a different judge.
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
Howard K. Stern's lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor Tuesday of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
Defense attorney says convicted drunk driver not guilty of murder in Nick Adenhart crash
As trial opens, a prosecutor says the defendant had been warned multiple times not to drink and drive, and had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. Andrew Thomas Gallo may be responsible for the crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends, but he is not guilty of murder, his attorney said Tuesday in opening statements at his trial.
Dallas County commissioners cut 193 positions, including 3 in district attorney's office
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins had one more chance to save jobs in his office Tuesday, and he didn't hold back.
Lawyer: Anna Nicole Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
LOS ANGELES - Howard K. Stern's lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor Tuesday of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
Lawyer brothers behind serial killings in Malaysia?
The killings of 17 people, including four ethnic Indians, are being linked to last week's sensational murders of four people in Malaysia for which two lawyer brothers have been detained.
Lawyer brothers may be serial killers
TANJUNG SEPAT: Police are investigating suspicions that the two lawyer brothers detained over the murder of cosmetics millionaire Sosilawati Lawiya and three others may be serial killers with up to eight victims.
Hopatcong, NJ: Attorney for accused murderer Giuseppe Tedesco says state's plea offer will not be accepted
The attorney for the Hopatcong man indicted last month for the first-degree murder of a former girlfriend at her borough home said his client is rejecting the state's offer of 30 years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea.
Attorney general candidates trade barbs over experience
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — The two candidates who want to become the state’s top lawyer traded jabs during their televised debate Tuesday over who has more experience. Republican Tom Horne launched the attack by charging that Felecia Rotellini “has never tried a case in her entire life.” He said the Democratic contender for state attorney general is misleading voters by ...
Ex-attorney Pieter DeJong who ran Flanders, NJ, practice charged with stealing over $265,000 from client's estate
A disbarred attorney who lives in Long Valley was arraigned Tuesday on charges of stealing $265,552 between 2005 and 2008 from a deceased woman's estate.
Sheboygan County District Attorney: Sheboygan police officer Brandon Munnik justified in fatal shooting of James L ...
Sheboygan police Officer Brandon Munnik was justified in using deadly force after a 52-year-old man pulled a gun during a traffic stop earlier this month, District Attorney Joe DeCecco ruled in an opinion released Tuesday.
Datuk lawyer ordered killings
KUALA LUMPUR - The murder of millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others was carried out under the orders of the Datuk lawyer, identified as the mastermind.
Attorney claims gender bias at festival
Attorney Todd Phillips has filed a complain against operators of the San Gennaro Feast because of two promotions, one on Tuesday allowing "moms" to go on all carnival rides for free and one on Thursday letting "dads ride free."
Criminal charges possible against attorney accused of assault
A personal injury attorney with Glen Lerner & Associates who is accused of assaulting another man while in a drunken rage faces possible criminal charges and a lawsuit.
Attorney candidate’s hot checks resolved
The case of three hot checks written on a joint bank account of the Republican candidate for prosecuting attorney in the 20th Judicial District has been resolved, a special prosecutor said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Shooting suspect distraught about trauma left behind
WASHINGTON - The man who set off a massive manhunt after he allegedly fired a high-powered rifle at an ex-girlfriend last Tuesday didn't realize how the search for him shook up the community, his lawyer tells WTOP.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Wife of hotel heir killed in NY wants free lawyer
A Florida woman accused of having her hotel heir husband killed in New York to get his fortune says she cannot afford a lawyer.
243 votes separate Ruark, Mitchell in state's attorney's race
SALISBURY -- Wicomico County state's attorney challenger W. Seth Mitchell has collected 243 more votes than 23-year incumbent Davis Ruark in the Democratic primary election.
Lawyer's surgery could hold up trial of family charged with running forgery scam
John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerSomerset County Prosecutor A. Peter DeMarco Jr. appears in court in this 2009 file photo. SOMERSET COUNTY — More than two years after a family was accused of running an interstate payroll and forgery scam that reaped more...
Austin Personal Injury Attorney Michael Grossman Launches New Website to Help Accident Victims in Austin, Texas
After 20 years of practicing wrongful death & personal injury law all across the state of Texas, Attorney Michael Grossman of Grossman Law Offices has launched a new website and satellite office in Austin, Texas.
Attorney: Women settle groping suit with spa
SAN MATEO — Six women have reached a multi-million-dollar settlement with a San Francisco Bay area spa where they say a masseuse groped them.
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
Howard K. Stern's lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor Tuesday of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
Attorney and Author Launches National Campaign To Dispel The Myth That Single African American Women Can't Find Good ...
Today, Atlanta-based Attorney Lisa D. Wright and author of the book “Oh No He Didn’t! Dating Advice for Men & Women Based on an Attorney’s 15 Most Outrageous Dating Experiences,” kicks off the Oh No He Didn't! To The Rescue campaign, a comprehensive national effort to dispel the myth that Single African American women can't find good men to date and marry.
Assistant attorney general to visit Arab museum in Dearborn today
A senior civil rights official from the U.S. Department of Justice is to be in Dearborn today to visit the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and meet with Arab-American and civil rights leaders.
Lawmaker vs. prosecutor for NY attorney general
State Sen. Eric Schneiderman , who won the Democratic nomination for New York attorney general, will face Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan in a general election, pitting a self-described progressive lawmaker against a tough-talking prosecutor in the race to become the state's top lawyer.
Attorney General won't represent state in fight against stem cell ruling
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will not be representing the state in its fight against a recent court ruling that halted federal funding for work with human embryonic stem cells.