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Christine Bronstein: What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Office of State Attorney General
Until recently I had no idea how much control the Attorney General has over my uterus. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will make choice a priority in her administration.
District attorney debate gets heated
There was a little mudslinging and tension at a debate Monday night between District Attorney Susan Reed and her democratic challenger Nico Lahood.
Lawyer: St. Charles alderman's Miranda rights violated
WHEATON – The lawyer for the St. Charles alderman charged with disorderly conduct is alleging David Richards' Miranda rights were violated when he made a statement at the police station.
Boulder to pay $10,000 to man arrested in skivvies
The lawyer for a Colorado man who was arrested for addressing the Boulder City Council in his boxer shorts said the city has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle his civil rights claim.
Attorney Appeals Filipino Teachers Ruling
An attorney for a California company accused unions of igniting the controversy over Filipino teachers recruited to work in East Baton Rouge Parish, Caddo, and other public-school systems.
Lawyer, arts supporter on trial in US, charged with having sex with Russian ballet student
A lawyer and arts philanthropist from suburban Philadelphia goes on trial Tuesday on charges he sexually abused a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Attorney generals seeks to end another adult services online site
DES MOINES - Attorneys General from 21 states, including Iowa'sTom Miller, today asked another online marketplace to remove itsadult services section because the website cannot adequately blockpotentially illegal ads promoting prostitution, child exploitationand human trafficking.
Lawyer for Wisconsin DA denies autopsy invitation
Associated Press - September 21, 2010 12:15 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The lawyer for a Wisconsin prosecutor says allegations that he invited a woman on a date to an autopsy are "completely...
Candidate for Attorney General in Rochester
Democrat Eric Schneiderman, a candidate for state attorney general, was in Rochester this morning. He made an appearance with state Sssemblyman Joe Morelle...
Lawyer for Wisconsin DA denies autopsy invitation
Associated Press - September 21, 2010 12:15 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The lawyer for a Wisconsin prosecutor says allegations that he invited a woman on a date to an autopsy are "completely...
Lawyer for Wisconsin DA denies autopsy invitation
Associated Press - September 21, 2010 12:15 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The lawyer for a Wisconsin prosecutor says allegations that he invited a woman on a date to an autopsy are "completely...
Attorney: Letter to SWACO meant only as invitation
Thomas Hart says a Sept. 3 letter he wrote asking the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio to table action on a rate increase request and begin "productive fact-finding" with 16 communities "was never intended as a statement of legal representation."
Chirac Will Stand Trial for Embezzlement Early Next Year, Lawyer Veil Says
Jacques Chirac will stand trial early next year on charges he created fictitious jobs as mayor of Paris, even after the former French president settled civil claims stemming from the affair, his lawyer said.
Lawyer denies Wis. DA invited woman to autopsy
The lawyer for a Wisconsin district attorney who sent racy text messages to a crime victim calls allegations the prosecutor invited another woman on a date to an autopsy "completely bogus."
People Profile--Busy ‘new life’ emerges for chemist/attorney Edmundson
BURTON — Though a chemically-trained specialist and patent attorney by education and trade, Dean Edmundson smiles and reports “a very special day” in 2005— just a few years after moving to this small Washington County community— is a memory which ranks high among a number of professional and volunteer accomplishments over a long career.
Conn. attorney general says states demanding Backpage.com drop adult services ad section
Connecticut's attorney general says he and colleagues in 20 states are calling on another classified ads website to its drop adult services section.
Attorney in murder case blames boy's death on hospital
By Nandani Jayakrishna, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TAMPA — Opening statements began Tuesday morning in the trial of Donald Dankert, accused of first degree murder in the December 2003 death of his 4-month-old son. Prosecutor Debra Bell told jurors that Dankert's account of how his son Dylan sustained injuries did not correspond with doctors' assessments. But public defender ...
SC Attorney General Calls On Online Service To Close Adult Listings
South Carolina attorney general Henry McMaster is asking backpage.com to close it’s adult services section, according to a release from his office issued Tuesday.
Attorney General To Insurance Commissioner: Reconsider Anthem Rate Hikes
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is asking Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan to  reconsider rate hikes of more than 20 percent for some health plans sold by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield In Connecticut, the state's largest health insurer. The insurer's proposed rate increases were approved Friday without changes by the Connecticut Insurance Department. "I urge you to reopen that rate ...
Lawyer says autopsy invitation 'bogus'
The lawyer for Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz says allegations that he invited a woman on a date to an autopsy are "completely bogus."
Gov. Crist names Tampa lawyer to PSC
Associated Press Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist has named a Tampa lawyer and a West Palm Beach city official as Florida utility regulators. Crist on Tuesday announced the appointments of attorney Julie Brown and Eduardo Balbis, an assistant city administrator, to the Public Service Commission. Balbis will be the five-member commission's only Hispanic member when he ...
Attorney in murder case blames baby boy's death on hospital's delay
By Nandini Jayakrishna, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TAMPA — Opening statements began Tuesday morning in the trial of Donald Dankert, accused of first-degree murder in the December 2003 death of his 4-month-old son. Prosecutor Debra Bell told jurors that Dankert's account of how his son Dylan sustained injuries did not correspond with doctors' assessments. But public defender ...
Conn. attorney general says states demanding Backpage.com drop adult services ad section
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's attorney general says he and colleagues in 20 states are calling on another classified ads website to its drop adult services section.
Gov. Crist names Tampa lawyer to PSC
Associated Press Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist has named a Tampa lawyer and a West Palm Beach city official as Florida utility regulators. Crist on Tuesday announced the appointments of attorney Julie Brown and Eduardo Balbis, an assistant city administrator, to the Public Service Commission. Balbis will be the five-member commission's only Hispanic member when he ...
Lawyer YouTube Video of the Day: Why Lawyer Ads Are Meaningless
There are lots of great lawyer videos on YouTube. (And apparently on some other sites as well.) Here's one I came across this morning. (I tried to embed the video in this post, but our software is being difficult. It's worth the click over though, promise.) It's a lawyer -- Jason Epstein (pictured) of the Premier Law Group in Seattle -- purporting to break down the "lingo" used in many attorney ...
Lawyer testifies he switched L.A. Dodgers ownership document
The lawyer who negotiated the now-disputed agreement between Frank and Jamie McCourt testified Tuesday he had switched a page that excluded Frank McCourt from sole ownership of the L.A. Dodgers to one that granted him sole control after the couple...
Maslamani's attorney admits bank robbery, carjacking but denied Landry murder
The defense attorney for Ihab Maslamani this morning admitted his client committed bank robbery and carjacking but denied he pulled the trigger of the gun to kill Matthew Landry.
Lawyer testifies he switched L.A. Dodgers ownership document
Larry Silverstein, who negotiated the now-disputed agreement between Frank and Jamie McCourt, said Tuesday he made change that granted Frank sole control after the couple had signed the agreement.
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.
Attorney: Boulder to pay Seth Brigham $10,000 over arrest at City Council meeting
Seth Brigham is arrested by Boulder police officers after addressing a council meeting in his boxer shorts last February. (PAUL AIKEN)
Iowa Attorney General Joins Request For Another Site To Remove Adult Listings
DES MOINES – Attorneys General from 21 states, including Iowa’s Tom Miller, asked operators of Backpage.com Tuesday to remove its adult services section because the online classified-ads website allegedly cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution, sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking.
U.S. Attorney General visits Tuscaloosa
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday. Holder was the keynote speaker at an event honoring the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Lawyer Says He Switched McCourt Postnup Agreement
A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as Frank McCourt's separate property.
Lawyer to explain his role in McCourt divorce case
Jamie McCourt leaves a downtown Los Angeles courthouse during a lunch break on Monday, Sept 20, 2010. Jamie McCourt testified Monday that she didn't read a postnuptial marital agreement before signing it that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers solely to her husband if they divorced and added the couple talked frequently about selling the team if it didn't make any money.
Tampa lawyer named to Public Service Commission
Gov. Charlie Crist has named a Tampa lawyer and a West Palm Beach city official as Florida utility regulators.
Charlie Crist taps Tampa lawyer Julie Brown for PSC
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Tampa lawyer Julie Brown, a member of the city of Tampa's Architectural Review Commission, to the Public Service Commission on Tuesday. The appointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation. Brown, 35, is an associate legal counsel...
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
Associated Press - September 21, 2010 1:54 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as...
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
Associated Press - September 21, 2010 1:54 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as...
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as Frank McCourt's separate property. Testifying Tuesday at the couple's Los Angeles divorce trial, Larry Silverstein says he changed the agreement in 2004 after it was signed -- and didn't tell Jamie McCourt the new version gave her husband sole ownership.
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
Associated Press - September 21, 2010 1:54 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as...
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
LOS ANGELES- A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as Frank McCourt's separate property.
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
Lawyer says he switched postnuptial agreement to give Frank McCourt sole ownership of Dodgers
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Breaking: Lawyer switched McCourts' postnup agreement, didn't tell Jamie
A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as Frank's separate property and didn't tell Jamie the new version gave her husband sole ownership.
Lawyer says he switched agreement to give Frank McCourt ownership of Dodgers
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A lawyer who drafted the post-nuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as Frank McCourt's separate property.
McCourt lawyer admits switching post-nup
The lawyer behind the McCourts' post-nup said he manipulated documents to make the Dodgers Frank McCourt's property.
Lawyer changed Los Angeles Dodgers ownership in post-nup
A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt says he switched versions to list the Dodgers as Frank McCourt's separate property.
District Attorney seeks more information while considering charges in Loveland wildfire
The Larimer County district attorney's office has decided it needs more information about the Reservoir Road fire as it considers whether to fire charges against the people responsible for causing it, said public information officer Linda Jensen.
Kratz Attorney: Autopsy Allegation is False
The attorney for embattled Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz is responding to more allegations against Kratz and the governor's effort to remove Kratz from office.
SEC Charges Minneapolis Attorney and San Francisco Real Estate Lending Fund Promoters with Misleading Investors
Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Minneapolis-based attorney and two San Francisco-area promoters with defrauding investors in a real estate lending fund by concealing the financial collapse of the fund's sole business partner.