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Former town attorney responds to news coverage
The town attorney for Sorrento issued a statement Wednesday morning in response to news coverage Tuesday about her resignation.
Toomer's Oaks: Updyke attorney attempts plea deal
The attorney for the man accused of poisoning Auburn University’s famous Toomer’s Oaks said he tried to reach a plea agreement with Lee County District Attorney Robbie Treese on Monday.
Attorney Named For Local Woman Charged In Husband’s Death
An attorney was appointed Wednesday for Waco-area businesswoman Joyce Sturdivant, who’s charged with capital murder in the 2008 shooting death of her husband.
Attorney General indicts Frisco Holiday Inn owner on suspicion of exposing guests to asbestos
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment against four Coloradans and two businesses, New Vision Hotels and NVH Construction, on suspicion that they failed to properly abate and dispose of asbestos at a Frisco hotel.
Attorney for HC ex-official confirms talks with AG’s office
A defense attorney who represents the wife of former Hocking College President John Light confirmed Tuesday that he's been talking to the Ohio Attorney General's office in connection with a long-ongoing investigation of Light's tenure at the college. He stopped short, however, of saying that he's trying to negotiate some kind of plea deal for his client.
Attorney representing murder suspect has defended him previously
Attorney Charles Holloman said on Wednesday that he will represent Michael Bargo in the charge of first-degree murder.
Attorney General Warns of Mystery Shopper Scam
The Nevada Attorney General’s Office is warning that some Nevadans have received letters or e-mails offering employment as a “Mystery Shopper.”
Lawyer: Harvey Updyke attacked at convenience store
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Chinese rights lawyer released amid crackdown
A top Chinese rights lawyer has returned home after two months in police custody, his wife said Wednesday, amid a fierce crackdown on government critics and activists.
Attorney General Kamala Harris dishes on fashion in Harper’s Bazaar
Attorney General Kamala Harris says one of her favorite movies of all time is “My Cousin Vinny,” but she clearly doesn’t take her fashion cues from 1990s-era Joe Pesci or Marisa Tomei . Instead she sports Donald Deal suits, carries Chanel Executive bags, and wears Manolo shoes to court, her “one indulgence.” These juicy details about the former San Francisco district attorney’s taste in movies ...
Attorney, former Conn. lawmaker to head NEASC
A longtime Connecticut legislator and former attorney general candidate has been chosen over more than 100 other candidates to head a regional education accrediting agency.
Gov. nominates Worcester lawyer for Superior Court justice
Worcester lawyer Daniel M. Wrenn was nominated yesterday by Gov. Deval L. Patrick to be an associate justice of the state's Superior Court
Attorney General DeWine warns of scam
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohio consumers to be wary of home improvement contractors who come to their doors offering their services.
Attorney: plea deal in Auburn tree case rejected
An attorney for an Alabama fan suspected of poisoning landmark trees at Auburn Toomer's Corner said Wednesday that prosecutors had rejected a plea deal that would have spared the man jail time.
Lawyer Vacancies - Times looking better for UK lawyers - and Madoff-related lawyer work
Law Jobs Pipeline.com In bad economic times looking for lawyer vacancies can sometimes appear as if you’re casting about for someone else’s cast-offs. It’s tough. You’re looking at jobs no-one else seems to want.
Iowa Attorney General's 2010 'war chest' was stuffed with mortgage industry interests, report finds
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller's hard-fought reelection campaign was dramatically boosted in its final run after his announcement of plans to take on the national foreclosure irregularities, a new report shows.
Attorney, former Conn. lawmaker to head NEASC
A longtime Connecticut legislator and former attorney general candidate has been chosen over more than 100 other candidates to head a regional education accrediting agency.
Waller County District Attorney
Waller County District Attorney’s Office felony cases disposed of January / February 2011:
Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Bowling Green Smoking Ban
Bowling Green Attorney Alan Simpson says he will file a lawsuit against the city regarding the smoking ban.
UPDATE: Marmet Council Members Hire Attorney Illegally
A city council is trying to move forward after months of dealing with an illegal action taken inside city hall.
Utah attorney general says he will file antitrust lawsuit against BCS
Utah's attorney general says he has decided to file suit against college football's Bowl Championship Series, claiming it's "an illegal monopoly"...
Former town attorney plans run for first selectman
OXFORD -- George Temple , a former town attorney, plans to seek the Republican nomination for first selectman. "I'm running because I don't like the direction the town is headed," Temple, a town resident for 19 years, said Wednesday.
Beijing lawyer's trial to continue Friday in southwest China
Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang charged with falsifying evidence and jeopardizing testimony, will stand trial Friday for the third day after hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday in a court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
Eastday-Beijing lawyer's trial to continue Friday in southwest China
CHONGQING, April 20 -- Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang charged with falsifying evidence and jeopardizing testimony, will stand trial Friday for the third day after hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday in a court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
Jess Jackson, Lawyer Who Built Kendall-Jackson Winery, Dies at 81
Mr. Jackson started out as a lawyer, later building the Kendall-Jackson wine company.
Attorney accuses judge
HARRISONBURG -- The defense lawyer for prominent Winchester attorney Paul Hampton Thomson is accusing a judge in a federal case of working privately with prosecutors.
Lawyer under investigation faces separate civil action
A lawyer who resigned as Fort Gibson’s attorney following the initiation of a criminal investigation by the town’s police department is named as a defendant in a Texas lawsuit.
Attorney: Owens will never escape tragedy
Scott Owens may have walked out of a district courthouse Tuesday night feeling relieved, but it was painfully clear Wednesday that there were no winners after the Santa Fe man's weeklong vehicular homicide trial.
Attorney questions deadly force in Kennebunk shooting
KENNEBUNK, Maine — An attorney representing the family of a Kennebunk woman shot dead by police last month says he has found no evidence that the victim was "acting with deadly force toward police."
Lawyer's notes on the orchestra's bankruptcy
Why would the Philadelphia Orchestra - an 111-year-old institution sitting on $140 million in endowments and no debt - file for bankruptcy?
Former U.S. Rep. Murphy running for Pa. attorney general
Former Bucks County Congressman Patrick Murphy is running for office again, this time for Pennsylvania attorney general. The 37-year-old Democrat, who lost his seat in October to Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, touted his military record and vowed to keep fighting for Pennsylvanians should he be elected the state's top prosecutor in 2012.
Lawyer: Pakistan’s Supreme Court frees all but 1 in notorious gang-rape case
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday freed five men accused in the notorious gang-rape of a woman under orders from a village council in 2002, angering the victim and human rights groups. The ruling left just one of the initial 14 suspects in prison.
Lawyer: Pakistan's Supreme Court frees all but 1 in notorious gang-rape case
ISLAMABAD - A lawyer for six men accused of gang-raping a Pakistani woman in 2002 under orders from a village council says the Supreme Court has upheld an earlier ruling acquitting all but one of the suspects.
Citizens’ group attorney asks Moretown DRB to accept comments
An attorney for a citizens’ group with concerns about the proposed Family Dollar store in Moretown has asked the Moretown Development Review Board to accept comments the group submitted on April 5.
Former town attorney responds to news coverage
The town attorney for Sorrento issued a statement Wednesday morning in response to news coverage Tuesday about her resignation.
Attorney: Sanctuary Owner Left $575,000 For Animals, Not Self
While officials are investigating the "deplorable" condition of 200 animals found in a St. Lucie County sanctuary, a Massachusetts attorney says a trust paid the Sanctuary Animal Refuge owner hundreds of thousands of dollars that was supposed to be for the care of the animals.
Former U.S. Rep. Murphy running for Pa. attorney general
Former Bucks County Congressman Patrick Murphy is running for office again, this time for Pennsylvania attorney general. The 37-year-old Democrat, who lost his seat in October to Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, touted his military record and vowed to keep fighting for Pennsylvanians should he be elected the state's top prosecutor in 2012.
Ex- U.S. Rep. Murphy to run for PA attorney general
Former Bucks County Congressman Patrick Murphy says he wants to be Pennsylvania's first Democratic attorney general.
Attorney General Asks Court to Fine and Imprison "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch for Shredding Millions of Documents and ...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today asked a Sacramento County Superior Court to hold "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch in contempt of court, imprison her for five days on each violation and fine her thousands of dollars for shredding millions of pages of documents and failing to pay refunds to her clients in violation of a court order.
Oklahoma Attorney General Joins Fight Against Alcoholic Energy Drink
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has joined a multistate fight against a new alcoholic energy drink that entices underage drinkers.
Utah Attorney General Planning Antitrust Suit Against BCS
Utah’s attorney general Mark Shurtleff plans to sue the BCS in Federal Court for violating antitrust law. He has been investigating the cartel since Utah was shut out of the national title game in 2008, after finishing 12-0. Attorney generals from two other states may join him. The suit would seek hundreds of millions in [...]
Attorney tells federal judge DEA has no right to arrest or prosecute Michigan-mandated medical marijuana doctors ...
Carl J. Marlinga, a Clinton-Township based attorney, said the Drug Enforcement Administration is overstepping its jurisdiction, in his opinion.
Free Boise program from Idaho attorney general will help you protect your identity
Consumer specialists from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden ’s office will be at the Boise
Lawyer: Witness to bishop's death during Argentine dictatorship kidnapped, drugged, released
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A key witness in the suspicious death of a bishop during Argentina's dictatorship is alive and recovering after being kidnapped and drugged this week, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney says mother arrested for kidnapping daughter was following court order
The attorney representing a woman arrested for kidnapping her own daughter and keeping her from the girl's father for 13...
Utah attorney general to pursue antitrust suit against BCS
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has put out a request for proposals from national antitrust firms to help file a federal lawsuit that seeks to disband the BCS system as an illegal monopoly.
Utah attorney general continues crusade against BCS
Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff has put out a request for proposals from national antitrust firms to help file a federal lawsuit that seeks to disband the BCS system as an illegal monopoly.
Attorney says alleged pimp is really a drug counselor
Christian Laswell, the 29-year-old man accused of running a prostitution ring that involved his sister and a 17-year-old girl, isn't a pimp, but a driver for a legitimate escort service, his public defender said today in court.
New York Lawyer Jason Goldfarb Pleads Guilty in Probe of Ex-Galleon Trader
A Brooklyn, New York lawyer who the U.S. said was a member of one of three Galleon Group LLC insider-trading rings, pleaded guilty to securities fraud charges in federal court in Manhattan.
Accutane Attorney Jason Byrd Urges Bowel Troubled Users to Have Tests Run by Their Doctor
Jason Byrd, renowned Accutane attorney, wants potential clients to understand that if they are having serious bowel issues in connection to Accutane usage, their first course of action is to get to a reliable doctor.