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Michigan attorney general sues Blue Cross, regulator over rates
LANSING The Michigan attorney general's office has sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a state regulator over rate changes for some customers who buy insurance coverage to supplement Medicare. The lawsuit filed today in Ingham County Circuit Court says the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation should have held a public hearing. Attorney General Mike Cox calls the changes ...
Lawyer: Release Reno woman jailed for serious DUI
The lawyer for a 21-year-old drunken driving offender who was taken off house arrest and sent back to prison to serve a two-year term asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday to force the director of prisons to release her and put her back on the program.
Attorney general candidates spar at Loveland debate
LOVELAND — Colorado's two attorney general candidates engaged in a spirited debate Thursday over a school funding lawsuit, health care reform and other issues.
New U.S. Attorney Looks To The Future
U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton, recently sworn into office, is not likely to call in the television cameras very often.  But that won't mean Hickton is not doing his job.
District Attorney Kamala Harris Makes Oprah's 2010 'O Power List'
District Attorney Kamala Harris is nothing if not resilient in her campaign to be elected California's next attorney general. Just when she's getting slammed in the press for hypocriticall...
GR attorney found dead
Stephanie ThompsonStaff Writer Green River attorney Ford T. Bussart, 65, was found dead Wednesday night around 8 at his home near Gaensslen Ranch.
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.
R.I. attorney general candidates exchange allegations about protecting children from sex offenders
PROVIDENCE — Erik B. Wallin, the Republican candidate for attorney general, is slamming his Democratic opponent, state Rep. Peter F. Kilmartin, a former Pawtucket police officer, “for his failure to protect children from sex offenders and child predators.”
5. Lawyer linked to fifth murder
KUALA LANGAT: Police have, for the first time, indicated that a lawyer currently being held in connection with the gruesome deaths of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others is implicated in a fifth murder.
Lawyer: Release Reno woman jailed for serious DUI
The lawyer for a 21-year-old drunken driving offender who was taken off house arrest and sent back to prison to serve a two-year term asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday to force the director of prisons to release her and put her back on the program.
Race for Attorney General heats up
The race for Attorney General has officially kicked off following Tuesday's primaries. On Wednesday, Republican Dan Donovan painted his Democratic rival Eric Schneiderman as an Albany insider and suggested he is unfit to be AG because of his time in the Senate. Schneiderman meanwhile fired back, saying Donovan won't provide equal justice for all New Yorkers. Erin Billups has the story.
Taylor's lawyer seeks evidence from Mbeki
Charles Taylor's chief lawyer wants former South African president Thabo Mbeki to give evidence at the war crimes trial of the former Liberian leader.
Lawyer: Pinellas man did not knowingly sell fake microchips
By William R. Levesque, Times Staff Writer Thursday, September 16, 2010 TAMPA — A Pinellas businessman accused of selling counterfeit microchips intended for U.S. military planes, warships and missiles did not know they were potentially dangerous Chinese knockoffs, his attorney told a federal judge Thursday. At a bail hearing in U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins still ...
Macon lawyer one of 9 recommended for Court of Appeals vacancy
Macon lawyer Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the James, Bates, Pope & Spivey law firm is one of nine lawyers and judges recommended by Gov. Sonny Perdue ’s Judicial Nominating Commission to fill two vacancies on the Georgia Court of Appeals, according to a news release.
All governments challenged to make unpopular decisions: Attorney-General
Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick says making unpopular decisions is a difficult, but unavoidable, part of being in office.
Attorney: Lenders becoming aggressive over foreclosures
Lenders have become more willing to foreclose on a home and buy it back through an auction, a fact illustrated by real estate data released Thursday.“We’ve had a huge number, I mean 5,000 foreclosures every year, so they’re aggressive about foreclosures,” said Randall Smith , a staff attorney for the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center. “They haven’t been aggressive about getting the properties ...
Michigan attorney general sues Blue Cross, regulator over rates
LANSING — The Michigan attorney general's office has sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a state regulator over rate changes for some customers who buy insurance coverage to supplement Medicare.
Attorney General candidate Dan Donovan Campaigns in Utica
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Republican candidate for New York Attorney General, Dan Donovan, stopped in Utica Thursday night hoping to win over Central New York voters.
Columbus Parks & Rec: Adams’ attorney seeking gag order in court today
An attorney for Tony Adams is seeking a “gag order” restricting those involved in the criminal case against the suspended Parks and Recreation Department director from making public statements.
Attorney General Candidate Pam Bondi Pans Health Care Law at Hospital Meeting
Taking direct aim at the new federal health care law, Pam Bondi, the Republican candidate for Florida attorney general, made a campaign stop in Haines City on Thursday, asking hospital administrators and physicians to provide her with some insight on how it might affect Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
Attorney for family in police shooting calls inquest process 'a farce'
Attorney Ross Goodman’s request for the family of Erik Scott, killed by Metro Police in July, to have access to evidence prior to a coroner’s inquest on Wednesday has been denied by a Clark County judge.
ARNOLD > City rehires attorney
The City Council voted 6-2 on Thursday to rehire Bob Sweeney ascity attorney, a decision greeted with outrage from a crowd of morethan 100, many of whom said they were Tea Party members.
Lawyer For Bey's Associate Compares Client To Nazi Goering
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A lawyer for Antoine Mackey, an associate of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV, compared Mackey to an associate of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler Thursday while arguing that the triple-murder trial of Mackey and Bey should be moved away from Alameda County.
Lawyer opposes statutory rape plea deal
Is a wealthy and influential sexual predator about to walk away scot-free, or is the case against this Greeneville funeral director so weak that prosecutors have no choice but to strike a deal?
Lawyer’s sticker campaign puts Coakley in a new battle
Attorney General Martha Coakley seemed poised to coast to reelection unopposed, even though her now legendary Senate loss to Republican Scott Brown in January angered her fellow Democrats, reignited Republican activists, and presaged a bruising election year for incumbents nationwide. Scott Brown - Martha Coakley - Attorney general - Democratic Party - United States
Lawyer: Release Reno woman jailed for serious DUI
The lawyer for a 21-year-old drunken driving offender who was taken off house arrest and sent back to prison to serve a two-year term asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday to force the director of prisons to release her and put her back on the program.
Attorney general race heating up
What was once a brouhaha among Democrats has shifted into a two-person race, and just days after Sen. Eric Schneiderman won a five-way primary, he finds himself immediately trading barbs with his Republican opponent, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan. Schneiderman, in turn, called Donovan "someone who has worked his way up through the machine of the Staten Island Republican Party" and ...
Lawyer: Residency issues can trip up taxpayers
Splitting time between two states can raise homestead exemption questions, he says.
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.
Attorney tries to have own case thrown out
ALBANY, Mo. — An attorney charged with allowing a minor to possess and drink alcohol tried to derail the criminal case Thursday with a seldom-used legal maneuver. Michele C. Puckett-Burkhead, an attorney with an office and home in Cameron, Mo., faces a misdemeanor charge of allowing the possession and/or drinking of an intoxicating liquor by a minor on property that she owns. She elected to ...
INJUNCTION SOUGHT: Attorney fights to get E. Hampton chief reinstated
EAST HAMPTON – The attorney for ousted Police Chief Matthew A. Reimondo has filed a motion for a temporary injunction which, if granted, could return Reimondo to his post as chief.
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.
GOP attorney general candidate targets corruption
FARMINGTON — The Republican candidate for district attorney said he would prosecute corrupt public officials to restore confidence in state government.
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.
Murder suspect's lawyer asks judge to lift lockdown order
GOSHEN — The first thing Jesse Green's new lawyer asked for was to lift a judicial order that bars Green from contact with anyone but his lawyer, a defense investigator or a bail bondsman.
Attorney: Law already addresses leaving children in cars at casino
It's in the state vehicle code, Jahn Chesnov said in his defense of a gambler who left his 15-month-old son in a vehicle.
Deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon likely to be fired
A controversial prosecutor faces imminent firing after a five-month inquiry into her role in filing criminal charges and a civil suit against judges and county officials on behalf of then-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Mayor: Attorney general likes village’s direction on waste stockpile
Goshen The state attorney general doesn’t see a problem with Goshen’s waste stockpile and says the village is moving in the right direction, according to Mayor John Higgins.
New York Lawyer Hails Gains in Highway Safety but Urges More Action to End Car Accidents, Injuries and Fatalities
NYC attorney Steven J. Schwartzapfel, a personal injury lawyer with expertise in motor vehicle accident cases, says simple safety measures could accelerate an improving trend in New York and Long Island car wrecks.
Lawyer Dismissed From Kid Rock Lawsuit
Ending an odd detour of his legal career, a New Orleans lawyer has been dismissed as a defendant from a suit brought by Harlen Akins, a music promoter who claimed Kid Rock and his entourage beat him up.
Lawyer Facing Divorce Gets Suspended for Sending 'Hostile' Messages
An attorney who hurled "hostile, obscene and derogatory" missives at his wife and professionals involved in their divorce has been suspended for two years by a New York appeals court, which rejected a three-year censure requested by the court's disciplinary staff.
Lawyer for Lynnwood mayor rebuffs critics
But members of the City Council maintain their opposition to the mayor's behavior.
Texas attorney general asks court to block EPA limits on greenhouse gases
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott went back to court Thursday to block federal greenhouse gas limits, arguing that the government has yet to prove that curbing emissions is in the public's interest.
Texas attorney general asks court to block EPA limits on greenhouse gases
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott went back to court Thursday to block federal greenhouse gas limits, arguing that the government has yet to prove that curbing emissions is in the public's interest.
Lawyer wins license back with debt argument
Information about debts in a bankruptcy case should not be used as the basis for denying a professional license, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled this week.
U.S. attorney general to speak at UA event
TUSCALOOSA | U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be the keynote speaker at a University of Alabama event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s book “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Lawyer wants Nevada Supreme Court to return to house arrest rejailed DUI offender featured in Reno Gazette-Journal ...
The lawyer for a 21-year-old drunken driving offender who was taken off house arrest and sent back to prison to serve a two-year term asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday to force the director of prisons to release her and put her back on the program.
Lawyer linked to fifth murder
KUALA LANGAT, Malaysia - Police have, for the first time, indicated that a lawyer currently being held in connection with the gruesome deaths of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others is implicated in a fifth murder.
Attorney general says DeWeese is delaying trial
While state Rep. Bill DeWeese has called on state Attorney General Tom Corbett to bring his conflict of interest case to trial before the November general election, Corbett's office maintains the only party delaying the trial has been DeWeese himself.
City attorney to review matter of utility hookup for fire station
Strafford aldermen called upon their city attorney Tuesday, Sept. 7, to determine if a proposed new fire station north of town can be connected to city water and sewer lines.