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Madison County attorney's expenses under microscope
Documents indicate the Madison County Board of Supervisor's attorney is pulling down his regular monthly salary,  plus tens of thousands of dollars on top of that.
Attorney general, congressional races still too close to call
Two congressional races in the Central Valley remain too close to call. Democratic Reps. Jim Costa and Jerry McNerney were leading their Republican challengers.
Butt's lawyer refuses to represent him in ICC case
The lawyer for Pakistan's suspended test captain Salman Butt has said he will not represent the player at an International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing in January.
McFadden’s lawyer denies race discrimination
A lawyer hired by McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon on Friday denied allegations that the popular Old City bar has a policy of racial discrimination.
Incoming Attorney General Pam Bondi's Vegas trip: duty or conflict?
Four days after being elected Florida's next attorney general, Pam Bondi and her fiancé flew to Las Vegas to party with one of the state's most influential trial lawyers, Tampa's Jim Wilkes.
Harris takes slim lead in attorney general's race [Updated]
San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris took the slenderest of leads in the race for California attorney general late Friday, moving ahead by 303 votes out of more than 8 million cast in one of the closest statewide races in...
Lawyer dies after golf-cart accident
Skokie police investigating how cart ran over golfer A Kenilworth lawyer died from injuries he suffered in a golf-cart accident, Skokie police said Friday.
Harris takes slim lead over Cooley in attorney general race
The Democrat is now ahead by 3,609 votes statewide. Both campaigns say the lead will probably trade hands in future days as more votes are counted across California. San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris took a slender lead in the race for attorney general late Friday, moving ahead by 3,609 votes out of more than 8 million cast in one of the closest statewide races in decades.
Bell agrees to appointment of monitor to oversee its finances
The attorney general's office and L.A. County district attorney's office file a joint motion to delay the state's civil suit against the city. A Bell official said Friday that the city had agreed to the appointment of a monitor to oversee day-to-day functions and finances, a move that may delay a civil lawsuit filed by the state attorney general's office.
Attorney Dinn appointed to judge position
BENTON - Franklin County State's Attorney Tom Dinn will have anew title by the end of the year, leaving county officials insearch of a replacement.
Lawyer posts 300 game
Dean Lawyer Jr. posted a 300 game and Ken Schneider put together an 804 series (276, 279, 249) during league play the week of Nov. 1-5 at Jupiter Lanes.
Harbinger Investigated by SEC, U.S. Attorney Over Falcone Loan
Harbinger Capital Partners is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s office over a $113 million loan to founder Philip Falcone and possible preferential treatment of some investors, according to two people with knowledge of the probe.
Harbinger Investigated by SEC, U.S. Attorney Over Loan to Founder Falcone
Harbinger Capital Partners is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s office over a $113 million loan to founder Philip Falcone and possible preferential treatment of some investors, according to two people with knowledge of the probe.
Local attorney disciplined by Mass Bar
TEWKSBURY - Local Attorney Raymond Paczkowski has been administratively suspended for non-cooperation from the Massachusetts Bar.
State Attorney General Proposing Sexting Law for Minors
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants to introduce a sexting law to help crack down on teens exchanging sexual text messages.
Attorney general, congressional races remain close
(11-12) 17:37 PST Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Democrat Kamala Harris has regained a slight lead over her Republican opponent in the California attorney general's race. The secretary of state's office said late Friday...
Harris takes slim lead over Cooley in attorney general race
The Democrat is now ahead by 3,609 votes statewide. Both campaigns say the lead will probably trade hands in future days as more votes are counted across California. San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris took a slender lead in the race for attorney general late Friday, moving ahead by 3,609 votes out of more than 8 million cast in one of the closest statewide races in decades.
Lawyer for McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon denies racial bias
A lawyer hired by McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon denied allegations on Friday that the popular Old City bar has a policy of racial discrimination.
Muncie attorney arrested for courtroom intoxication
MUNCIE -- A Muncie attorney was removed from a Henry County courtroom on Thursday night and arrested for public intoxication.
Lawyer for McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon denies racial bias
A lawyer hired by McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon denied allegations on Friday that the popular Old City bar has a policy of racial discrimination.
Lawyer: South Jersey man met with extremist
A 26-year-old Buena man, imprisoned in Yemen for 10 months and accused of ties to al-Qaida, had multiple contacts with a radical U.S.-born cleric who is a key figure in the terror group's Yemeni offshoot, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer for McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon denies racial bias
A lawyer hired by McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon denied allegations on Friday that the popular Old City bar has a policy of racial discrimination.
Sheriff Telb's trial stops after attorney collapses
By ERICA BLAKE BLADE STAFF WRITER The federal trial of Sheriff James Telb and three others adjourned early Friday after a defense attorney collapsed while questioning an FBI agent. Attorney Jon Richardson collapsed during the cross examination of Special Agent Brian Russ on the ninth day of the trial in U.S. District Court in Toledo. Court officials contacted emergency crews and the defense ...
Butt's lawyer resigns, slams ICC
The lawyer for Pakistan's suspended Test captain Salman Butt has said he will not represent the player at an ICC hearing in January.
Attorney Collapse Interrupts Ohio Sheriff's Trial
A defense attorney collapsed in court Friday during the trial of an Ohio sheriff charged with covering up the 2004 death of an inmate.
Lawyer for Pakistan's Butt withdraws in fixing case
Suspended Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt suffered a blow Saturday in his fight to have his name cleared over spot-fixing allegations after his lawyer withdrew from the case.
Area attorney suspended from practicing law — Dunchock appealing decision
Argus-Press Photo by Christina Guenthner Attorney Arnold Dunchock, standing center, argues before 35th Circuit Court Judge Gerald Lostracco in April. Plaintiff Les Schneider is seated front left.
Rangel will be own lawyer before House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D.-N.Y., who lost his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee in a scandal, will represent himself at his ethics trial.
Cyclist's attorney questions plea deal
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado — Harold Haddon, the Denver attorney representing the victim of an Edwards hit-and-run accident last July, doesn't understand why District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has made a lenient plea bargain offer in such a serious case.
Incoming attorney general denies conflict in Vegas trip
Four days after being elected Florida's next attorney general, Pam Bondi and her fiancé flew to Las Vegas to party with one of the state's most influential trial lawyers, Tampa's Jim Wilkes.
Attorney Sanctioned for Abusing Judicial Process in Jews for Jesus Case
After trying several times to sue an Jews for Jesus for allegedly peddling “fraud,” an attorney was sanctioned by a Florida judge and ordered to pay over $45,000 in legal costs and fees.
Incoming attorney general denies conflict in Vegas trip
Four days after being elected Florida's next attorney general, Pam Bondi and her fiancé flew to Las Vegas to party with one of the state's most influential trial lawyers, Tampa's Jim Wilkes.
Lawyer warns of Gitmo North
Guantanamo Bay style camps may be created for refugee claimants who sneak into Canada by ship under a proposed bill, a Toronto lawyer says.
E-mails: County Attorney's office was in disarray
The Winona County Attorney's Office was in such disorder thisfall that a district judge wrote county officials about his fearthe office would "completely disintegrate," according to e-mailsobtained by the Daily News.
Attorney General, Senator announce sexting prevention legislation
The joy of technology can be dulled with its misuse. Texas state Senator Kirk Watson and Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Monday an initiative that they hope will curb a growing problem among teens—sexting.
New county attorney Bill Montgomery aims to act as stabilizer
When Bill Montgomery becomes Maricopa County attorney on Nov. 22, he'll be caught between two competing forces.
Republican attorney general expected, but job is more law than politics
In less than a month, the Legislature will cast secret ballots to select Maine's next attorney general, and for the first time since 1980, the state's top lawyer is expected to be a Republican.
Sergei Magnitsky: family remember Russian lawyer one year after his death
The case of Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer who died in prison, is being brought to the attention of MPs this week, a year after his death.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
Attorney named to board of governors
A Council Bluffs attorney has been named to the board of governors for the Iowa Association for Justice.
Attorney General, Senator announce sexting prevention legislation
The joy of technology can be dulled with its misuse. Texas state Senator Kirk Watson and Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Monday an initiative that they hope will curb a growing problem among teens—sexting.
Salman Butt's lawyer withdraws from fixing case
Spot-fixing controversy
2G case: CBI officers met Raja's lawyer in solicitor general's office
Two CBI officers -- a Special Director and a Deputy Inspector General of police -- went to Gopal Subramaniam's office, but a CBI source says the two officers did not carry any papers with them. They refused to reveal anything to Anitha Shenoy, Telecom Minister A Raja's lawyer, or to Subramaniam, the solicitor general.
CBI officers met Raja's lawyer in SG's office
Two CBI officers -- a Special Director and a Deputy Inspector General of police -- went to Gopal Subramaniam's office, but a CBI source says the two officers did not carry any papers with them. They refused to reveal anything to Anitha Shenoy, Telecom Minister A Raja's lawyer, or to Subramaniam, the solicitor general.
Lawyer faces child porn trial
A Sioux Falls lawyer wants to explain to a jury why it was legal for him to have the child pornography found on his office computer, but he doesn't want them to know just how much pornography was found by investigators. The case of 62-year-old Leo Flynn turns on a handful of tricky legal questions that never appear in a typical child pornography case, and lawyers sparred last week in a federal ...
New county attorney Bill Montgomery aims to act as stabilizer
When Bill Montgomery becomes Maricopa County attorney on Nov. 22, he'll be caught between two competing forces.
Vanguard gets conditional approval to buy DMC
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox today gave a conditional OK for Vanguard Health Systems Inc., a for-profit health care company, to buy the nonprofit Detroit Medical Center.
Cox: Vanguard deal maintains DMC's community ties
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox on Saturday released an 85-page report in which he approved the $1.5 billion deal with some additional safeguards the DMC and Vanguard must agree to. The parties have been waiting for the go-ahead for months and will aid the two to close the sale by Dec. 31.
Lawyer officially disbarred over thefts
Kenneth P. Bernas, a disgraced local personal-injury and real estate attorney facing a possible lengthy state prison term, has been formally disbarred from the legal profession, court officials confirmed Thursday.
Robert Barbagelata, noted S.F. trial lawyer, dies
Robert Barbagelata, an eminent trial lawyer in San Francisco for more than five decades and brother of the late city Supervisor John Barbagelata, died Nov. 6 after suffering a stroke, his family said. He was 85. Mr....