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Elected attorney general charter amendment
Currently, the attorney general for the District of Columbia is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia. This charter amendment, if passed, would amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to allow voters to elect the Attorney General for a four-year term of...
Grand Rapids lawyer reappointed as chairman of the Attorney Grievance Commission
Grand Rapids lawyer Kent Vana has been reappointed by the State Supreme Court as chairman of the Attorney Grievance Commission.
Attorney General debate
Attorney General Lori Swanson and her challengers Republican Chris Barden and Resource Party candidate David Hoch appeared on TPT's Almanac program hosted by Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola.
Environment up for discussion in California attorney general race
Democrat Kamala Harris accuses Steve Cooley of lacking political courage for not joining her in opposing the ballot measure to suspend California's crackdown on greenhouse gas emissions.
Attorney found liable in fee dispute over Fen-phen suits
In a split verdict, a Harris County jury ruled Wednesday that plaintiff attorney George Fleming breached his fiduciary responsibility to former clients by improperly deducting expenses from them while computing their settlement of Fen-phen lawsuits, but it also decided he did not commit any breach of contract except with one of the 10 whose expense statement was not itemized.
Florida attorney general candidates say gang racketeering as a priority issue
Although issues like federal health care reform have dominated headlines in the Florida attorney general's race, Republican Pam Bondi and Democrat Dan Gelber say they intend to keep the pressure on a growing statewide gang menace. In Jacksonville alone, more than half of the 51 gang-related racketeering arrests made during the past five years occurred in 2009, according to the most recent data ...
School District pauses on hiring construction attorney
The School District will wait to decide whether to hire an attorney to seek restitution in connection with the leaky Dunnellon High School roofs.
Attorney General: Abbott Amps Up Conservative Credentials
Radnofsky points to attorney general's flip-flop on immigration
Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for the other defendant in the Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape the 11-year-old victim before she died.
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CALSC attorney files suit
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Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for the other defendant in the Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape the 11-year-old victim before she died.
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Attorney General Swanson fights off challenge to ethics
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson believes her office has no higher calling than protecting consumers from frauds and scams.
Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for the other defendant in the Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape the 11-year-old victim before she died.
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N.H. attorney general warns of election scam
CONCORD — New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney on Wednesday announced his office has received complaints that voters have received phone calls encouraging them to vote early using a fraudulent Web site.
Freeman's lawyer files motion to quash indictment
Peter John, Dveil Freeman's defense lawyer, filed motions to suppress, quash the indictment against his client and quash a subpoena for a witness Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court.
3 running for county attorney job
Three candidates are vying for the position of Hillsborough County attorney, including the sitting county attorney and two local attorneys working in private practice. Democrat Robert Walsh, 57, was elected county attorney last November by the county’s delegation, filling the position vacated by Republican Marguerite Wageling. Walsh is now running for a full two-year term. His opponents are ...
Lawyer: Gunpowder traces gone from car
THORNWOOD — Gunpowder evidence was gone by the time forensic experts examined Pace University student Danroy "D.J." Henry's Nissan, a lawyer for his family said Wednesday.
Lawyer wants theft charges dropped
ATTLEBORO - The lawyer for a man charged with robbing cell phones from two teenagers says he will seek to have the charges dropped after prosecutors said another man implicated himself and two others in the crime.
U.S. Lawyer Forms Foreclosure Resistance Movement
In a stately 19th-century mansion in the middle of this former textile mill town, a local political scion has formed a mortgage foreclosure resistance movement.
Delhi HC lawyer charges Audi India with selling defective Rupees.40 lakh car
New Delhi, Oct. 28 : The Indian unit of German car manufacturer Audi is now in the news for the wrong reasons. It has been accused of selling a defective Audi A6 car to a Delhi-based lawyer.
Have complaints about the election? U.S. attorney is standing by
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Burke will be in charge of monitoring Election Day activities in the Southern District of Illinois, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton has announced.
Water lawyer mentored many others
John Sayre, considered a national expert in water law, died Oct. 19. He was 88.
Softz Solutions Launching 25 Lawyer Directories All Across the United States
Softz Solutions Pvt Ltd, the leading SEO Company in India already known to have launched a website for SEO for lawyer is now launching 19 city specific and 6 state specific lawyer directories for attorney marketing on internet. Some of the cities that Softz Solutions targets with these lawyer directories are Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Dallas and Philadelphia while the list of targeted states ...
Austin Attorney Honored at National Latina Leaders Celebration
Austin attorney Lulu Flores is honored with a national award for her community involvement. At the "Latina Leaders Celebration" in Washington, D.C., Flores received top recognition for her "outstanding community leadership". (PRWeb October 28, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20
Lawyer's objections delay Gridley embezzlement case
OROVILLE — Hearings on objections to embezzlement charges and whether bail money was obtained legally were delayed Wednesday until December in a case against a former Gridley city employee and her family.
BofA Hires Ex-Attorney General Over Foreclosures
Bank of America is bringing in the former Attorney General of Virginia as well as law firms with deep Washington experience to help defend against a probe by U.S. states into its foreclosure practices.
BofA Hires Ex-Attorney General Over Foreclosures
Bank of America is bringing in the former Attorney General of Virginia as well as law firms with deep Washington experience to help defend against a probe by U.S. states into its foreclosure practices, Reuters reports.
Jailed financier fires his attorney again
Jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford's lead attorney was replaced Wednesday after the once- high-flying billionaire accused him in a scathing letter of incompetence, deceit and only caring "about dipping his fingers in the money pot" of a case that has so far resulted in millions of dollars in legal fees.
State attorney general race heats up
If elected as state attorney general, Houston lawyer Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Democrat, promises to sue Wall Street firms. But Republican incumbent Greg Abbott is already involved in a suit against the federal government over individual mandates in the national health care reform law. Like many other Republican candidates this election cycle, Abbott is seeking to make regulations and Washington ...
Cook on county attorney ticket
WAHOO – Justin Cook says his experience would serve him well as a prosecutor. Cook is a candidate by petition for Saunders County attorney.
Former city attorney faces charge in court
GARY -- Former city attorney Robert Holland III appeared in Gary City Court on Wednesday, accused of spitting on his mother during an argument seven months ago. "It's depressing to have charges against you," Holland told Judge Deidre Monroe. "I just want to be free and liberated from this." Patrolman Johnnie Gill, who took the complaint from Holland's 68-year-old mother March 3 at her west side ...
Despite Settlement, Lawyer Continues Efforts to Remove Accused Berkeley High Counselor
Although an out-of-court settlement concerning the restraining order against a Berkeley High School counselor accused of sexually harassing a female student was reached Monday, the student's father and lawyer, Stephen Rosenbaum, remains committed to removing the counselor from his position.
Attorney General clarifies law about releasing bodies
In a News 2 follow-up, the state Attorney General’s office issued a new opinion to clarify one that was causing confusion among coroners. 
Daughter pleads for China lawyer
The daughter of missing Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng appeals to President Barack Obama for help in an open letter.
Attorney to pay fines, restitution in marijuana case
A Wausau attorney accused of asking a client to buy marijuana for him avoided jail time when he was convicted Wednesday on two misdemeanor drug charges.
Aziz unlikely to appeal death sentence: lawyer
Iraq's former deputy premier Tareq Aziz will probably not appeal his death sentence as this would legitimise the court that handed down the verdict this week, one of his lawyers told AFP on Wednesday.
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.
Attorney: prosecutors should release details of charges in death of girl hit by rock
An attorney for the Colorado Press Association says prosecutors should release the name of a boy charged in a girl's death in a rock fall and why he was charged.
Attorney challenges secrecy of charges in death
FORT COLLINS, COLO. — An attorney for the Colorado Press Association says prosecutors should release the name of a boy charged in a girl's death in a rock fall and why he was charged.
Delhi HC lawyer charges Audi India with selling defective Rupees.40 lakh car
New Delhi, Oct. 28 : The Indian unit of German car manufacturer Audi is now in the news for the wrong reasons. It has been accused of selling a defective Audi A6 car to a Delhi-based lawyer.
CARVER COUNTY - Attorney featured in Discovery show
A 2001 homicide case prosecuted by Carver County Attorney Jim Keeler is the subject of an hour-long television program on the Investigation Discovery channel.
Boyfriend killed toddler, lawyer says
A Toronto mother of five accused in the beating death of her young daughter believed she was responsible for the "terrible, terrible tragedy," court heard Wednesday.
Lawyer: 'No offer on table' for Taylor
NEW CITY, N.Y. - Lawrence Taylor's lawyer says there's no plea offer on the table, at least now, in the rape case against the pro football great.
Mayor's attorney withdraws from cousin's probate case
After failing to produce documents needed to provide a final accounting for the estate of a woman who died seven years ago, Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin on Wednesday lost his attorney in the estate’s probate case.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Brantley attorney wants charges dropped
The woman connected to the murders of two Tampa police officers heads to federal court to in a bid to get the charges against her dropped..
Lawyer: 'No offer on table' for NFL great Taylor
Lawrence Taylor's lawyer says there's no plea offer on the table, at least now, in the rape case against the pro football great.