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Attorney general: Beware phone scam in name of Child Services
The Indiana Attorney General's Office is warning residents of a phone scam that seeks donations for the Department of Child Services.
Missouri House calls on attorney general to challenge federal health care law
JEFFERSON CITY - The state House voted today to rebuke thefederal health care law in its first substantive action of thelegislative session.
U.S. attorney sues New York City over Medicaid
The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York sued New York City on Tuesday for civil penalties and damages "of at least tens of millions of dollars" over its Medicaid program.
Attorney general says Maine will challenge federal health care law
Maine's attorney general said Tuesday he's "determined" to have the state join others that are challenging the federal health care law, while supporters of the legislation dropped off thousands of postcards in the State House pleading to back off on any court action.
Lawyer of accused in baby abduction hopeful for bail
The lawyer for accused baby snatcher Michelle Marie Gopaul said he's optimistic his client will be released on bail next week.
Lawyer Fears Assange Could Face Death Penalty in U.S.
A defense attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims his client could face the death penalty if he's extradited to Sweden and if that country then passes him to U.S. authorities.
Attorney: lawsuit likely in clemency flip-flop
From the Associated Press DETROIT — The attorney for a man convicted in a Dearborn murder whose release from prison was granted and then reversed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm said that a lawsuit challenging the dramatic about-face is “almost a certainty.”
Skokie Man Indicted For Impersonating Lawyer
A man who allegedly impersonated a lawyer to get money from criminal suspects in more than 60 cases in Cook County has been indicted on three felony counts.
Billings attorney sentenced for DUI, endangerment
A Billings attorney who admitted endangering his young daughterswhile driving drunk was sentenced Tuesday in District Court.
Attorney Jose Baez motions court to reconsider his fine and punishment
Casey Anthony attorney Cheney Mason has filed a lengthy motion asking the court to reconsider the sanction imposed against fellow defense attorney Jose Baez last week for failing to turn over discovery information to the prosecution.
Attorney charged in investigation of NYC non-profit backed by veteran assemblyman
NEW YORK - A longtime ally of a New York City assemblyman has been accused of lying to federal authorities about the finances of a state-funded community group.
Casey's Attorney Files Motion Fighting Sanctions
Late Tuesday afternoon, in the case against Casey Anthony, WFTV obtained the 12-page motion Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, filed asking the judge to reconsider the sanctions against him. READ: Baez's Motion Fighting Sanctions
Lawyer says paper proves O J Simpson's innocence
A lawyer for O.J. Simpson says in a new document that evidence of Simpson's innocence was held back in the 1995 trial in which Simpson was acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles.
Attorney General Offers Guidance Concerning Allcare Dental Closure
Tennessee’s Attorney General is offering guidance to Tennessee consumers who have been impacted by the sudden closure of Allcare Dental & Dentures, a national chain of dental offices.
Lawyer in fen-phen case indicted
An attorney who was disbarred after representing clients in a multimillion-dollar diet drug settlement has been indicted on a fraudulent insurance acts charge.
Attorney wants defamation lawsuit dismissed against former Indian River Veterans Council member
VERO BEACH — An attorney for a former member of the Veterans Council of Indian River County is asking a circuit judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against the council member by the organization's former president, Larry Wapnick, in 2008, according to court records.
Babka’s attorney questions criminal case
Babka’s attorney questions criminal case By nate carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jan 11, 2011 10:32PM MDT Beau Babka’s attorney said Tuesday his client shouldn’t have been charged with a crime and questioned how police arrested Babka at his home. “He should have been allowed to resign his job, repay the money,” said Greg Skordas. On Monday, prosecutors charged Babka, a Cottonwood Heights ...
Attorney requests separate trial in Daugherty murder case
The attorney for a Greensburg woman facing a potential death penalty for the torture slaying of a mentally challenged woman contends Amber Meidinger cannot receive a fair trial unless she is tried separately from two others accused of masterminding the killing.
Neptune Beach City Attorney Chris White submits resignation
NEPTUNE BEACH - City Attorney Chris White submitted his resignation Friday, but agreed to stay as the city's legal counsel until Monday, Feb. 28. White has been the city attorney for 13 years and earned about $40,000 in annual retainer fees, said City Finance Director Steve Ramsey. White was a contract attorney for the city, not a staff employee, Ramsey said. read more
Attorney General Proposes Bill To Prevent Elderly Abuse
Ken Cuccinelli says proposal will allow more thorough investigations of nursing homes suspected of abuse or neglect. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says our population is aging, which is why he wants to do what he can to better protect Virginia's senior citizens.
Lawyer sues Newfoundland over moose
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A lawyer has sued the Newfoundland government on behalf of the those injured in collisions with moose and the survivors of those killed.
Capeless sworn in to another term as District Attorney
Wednesday January 12, 2011 New England Newspapers PITTSFIELD -- District Attorney David F. Capeless was sworn in to a second full term as the county’s top law enforcer during a ceremony Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court. Judge Daniel A. Ford, the court’s presiding justice, administered the oath of office to Capeless, who ran unopposed in the November election.
Attorney general opens election probe
SAGUACHE — Saguache County swore in six newly elected officials Tuesday while the Colorado Attorney General's office confirmed they were investigating complaints about the election.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Judy Clarke: The Lawyer Who Will Defend Jared Lee Loughner
The defense attorney comes to the side of the accused shooter in Tucson, Ariz., with an infamous list of people she has saved -- to loud public disapproval -- from the death penalty. Among them, the Unabomber and Susan Smith
Afghan attorney general investigating Kabul Bank
The Afghan attorney general's office says it has launched an investigation into misconduct at Afghanistan's largest bank, which nearly collapsed last year after a management shake up and corruption scandal.
Ex-Attorney General Mike Cox to work for Detroit law firm
Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox will work for the Dykema law firm in Detroit, focusing on health care and regulatory issues in its litigation department, Dykema said Tuesday.
Lawyer keeps clients off death row
Judy Clarke, the lawyer for shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner, defends the most reviled killers and keeps them off death row -- including Susan Smith, Ted Kaczynski and Eric Rudolph. FULL STORY | House to condemn shooting
Lawyer for accused baby snatcher hoping for bail
The lawyer for accused baby snatcher Michelle Marie Gopaul says he's optimistic his client will be released on bail next week.
Town to get new attorney - From the Poughkeepsie Journal
Poughkeepsie Town Attorney David Hagstrom is retiring and will be replaced next week by James Nelson.
Afghan attorney general probes troubled Kabulbank
KABUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's attorney general has launched an investigation into the troubled Kabulbank, an official said on Wednesday, following a corruption scandal that threatened to bring down the country's top private financial institution.
Afghan attorney general investigating Kabul Bank
The Afghan attorney general's office has launched an investigation into misconduct at Afghanistan's largest bank, which nearly collapsed last year after a management shake-up and corruption scandal, an official said Wednesday.
Priest, lawyer claim ‘Abadilla 5’ innocent
MANILA, Philippines – An activist priest and a lawyer claimed on Wednesday that the so-called “Abadilla 5” – people who were convicted for the killing of martial law-era military officer Colonel Rolando Abadilla – are innocent.
Lawyer: Wrigleyville bomb suspect 'remorseful'
A lawyer for a Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Wrigley Field last year says his client is sorry about what happened.
Attorney: Chicago bomb suspect 'remorseful'
A lawyer for a Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field last year says his client is sorry about what happened.
Whidbey attorney may have stolen millions from former clients
Investigators have discovered that Peter Moote, a longtime South Whidbey attorney, may have stolen millions of dollars from about 30 former clients, according to Detective Sgt. Mike Beech with the Island County Sheriffs Office.
Attorney to run for district judge in southern York County
York, PA - Attorney William H. Kirkpatrick II announced his candidacy for a district judge position in southern York County on Tuesday, according to a news release.
Attorney for Williams' family questions officer's actions before shooting
Updates in the inquest into the shooting of John T. Williams by Seattle police Officer Ian Birk, which resumed Wednesday morning at the King County Courthouse.
Attorney General Proposes Bill To Prevent Elderly Abuse
Ken Cuccinelli says proposal will allow more thorough investigations of nursing homes suspected of abuse or neglect. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says our population is aging, which is why he wants to do what he can to better protect Virginia's senior citizens.
Attorney: lawsuit likely in clemency flip-flop
From the Associated Press DETROIT — The attorney for a man convicted in a Dearborn murder whose release from prison was granted and then reversed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm said that a lawsuit challenging the dramatic about-face is “almost a certainty.”
Lawyer in fen-phen case indicted
An attorney who was disbarred after representing clients in a multimillion-dollar diet drug settlement has been indicted on a fraudulent insurance acts charge.
Lawyer: Wrigleyville bomb suspect 'remorseful'
A lawyer for a Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field last year says his client is sorry about what happened. The attorney for Sami Samir Has
Attorney wants to tap fund for Oklahoma trial
An attorney for the wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden accused of helping a prisoner escape wants to tap the state's lengthy trial fund and boost jurors' pay when the case goes to trial.
Pat Condon Named Chief Deputy Lancaster County Attorney
Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly announced Wednesday that he has named Pat Condon, a veteran prosecutor, as the new chief deputy Lancaster County attorney.
Lawyer for former Harrison jail chief requests grand jury transcipt
The lawyer for former Harrison County jail commander Nathan Simpson, who has been indicted on charges of obstruction of justice and false informing, asked Wednesday for a transcript of evidence presented to the grand jury that indicted him in April.
Lawyer laughs off action
Sarah Junkin Cochrane Times A Calgary lawyer representing Chief David Bearspaw in a dispute about leadership with some members of the Stoney First Nation, has called the legal battle "laughable" and "one of the goofiest files" he has ever seen.[...]
Attorney wants to tap state fund, increase juror pay
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An attorney for the wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden accused of helping a prisoner escape wants to tap the state's lengthy trial fund and boost jurors' pay when the case goes to trial May 16.
City attorney presses criminal charges against talent services
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has charged the operators of two local talent service companies with violating the state's talent scam prevention law. The charges mark the latest crackdown on talent services and management companies by the city attorney's...