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Attorney general pick says she'll be independent of Corbett
HARRISBURG -- Two of Gov. Tom Corbett's nominees, including his replacement for attorney general, moved a step closer to confirmation today
Attorney general pick says she'll be independent of Corbett
HARRISBURG -- Two of Gov. Tom Corbett's nominees, including his replacement for attorney general, moved a step closer to confirmation today
U.S. Attorney General: Utah change immigration law or else
U.S. Attorney General: Utah change immigration law or else By Matt Canham The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 3, 2011 11:25AM MDT Washington • While Utah officials have pushed for federal changes that would allow the state’s new guest worker program to go into effect, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made it clear that he expects the state to be the one that budges first. Holder appeared before ...
Attorney General Eric Holder to Speak at Brown Banquet
From the The Capital-Journal: U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder and his wife, physician Sharon Malone, will be the keynote speakers for the commemoration of the 57th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that dismantled the legal framework for racial segregation in public schools. Holder and Malone will speak at a banquet, sponsored by the Brown ...
Lawyer’s appearance in civil case ‘dubious’: Danao council to court
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Attorney General to Meet with Savannah City Council
Georgia's Attorney General to meet with Savannah City Council to discuss Open Meeting Rules following violations.
Audit questions attorney payments
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate alleged improprieties by Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff.
Attorney general warns of fraud, price gouging
As victims of tornadoes last week try to reassemble their fragmented lives, state officials are asking people to be on the lookout for fraud and price gouging.
Lawyer: Web poker indictments not anti-gambling
A defense lawyer known for handling complex financial and corporate crimes cases is telling a gambling industry group that indictments targeting executives at three top poker companies aren't attacks against gambling itself.
Audit questions payments to attorney
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate alleged improprieties by Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff.
Lawyer: Web poker indictments not anti-gambling
Federal indictments targeting top executives of three top online poker companies aren't attacks against Internet gambling itself, a defense lawyer known for handling complex financial and corporate crimes cases told a gambling industry group Tuesday.
Lawyer: No comp for Austrian girl held in dungeon
A lawyer says Austrian authorities have rejected a compensation claim from a woman who was held captive for 8 1/2 years by a man who tormented her both physically and verbally and locked her in a dungeon.
Lawyer: Victim will testify for kidnapper
NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the woman accused of kidnapping a baby from a New York hospital in 1987 says the girl, now a young woman, will testify for his client.
Lawyer Suspended After Alleged Misuse Of Funds
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orlando lawyer had his law license suspended by the Florida Supreme Court after the Florida Bar accused him of using his clients' trust fund accounts for his own personal use. He allegedly bought airline tickets, a luxury sports car, and made out checks to himself.
D.C. Council confirms Irvin Nathan as attorney general
The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Irvin B. Nathan as the city’s next attorney general, filling a key slot in Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration. Nathan has been serving as interim attorney general since January and faced little opposition as his nomination worked its way through the council. Nathan replaced Peter Nickles, who had been former mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s ...
Fired State Attorney’s Office clerk sues Angela Corey
A former clerk with the State Attorney’s Office in Nassau County has filed a lawsuit against State Attorney Angela Corey over her firing.
Lawyer Successfully Challenges His Own Speeding Ticket
A Bowie lawyer challenged his own speeding ticket in court---and won.
Savannah City Council members to be trained by Attorney General
Attorney General Sam Olens to Provide Open Government Compliance Training at Upcoming Savannah City Council Meeting
U.S. Attorney's Office announces guilty plea, sentencing
The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Bend and Hammond has released updates on La Porte County cases.
Lawyer belittles case against Hell's Angels
The assault case against a member of the local motorcycle club is built on flimsy evidence, unreliable informants and broad yet shaky claims of racketeering activity, a defense attorney argued today.
Calif attorney general argues against allowing Prop 8 sponsors to defend gay marriage ban
SAN FRANCISCO - California's attorney general has again come out against the state's same-sex marriage ban, this time telling the state Supreme Court the proponents of successful ballot initiatives do not have the right to defend their measures in court.
Alexandria attorney advises against BRAC lawsuit
Alexandria should not pursue a legal battle with the Pentagon over the Mark Center, the city’s attorney told City Council on Monday. The legal advice mirrors that given to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors last week, when attorneys determined the county doesn’t have the legal authority to challenge the military’s shift of 6,400 defense workers to the Mark Center in September. The move is a ...
Springfield city attorney resigns
Springfield city attorney resigns SPRINGFIELD — City Council members voted unanimously to accept the resignation of City Attorney Hillary Burns at last week’s council meeting. Burns submitted a letter of resignation April 14 to the council effective April 26. Burns gave no reason for stepping down, but expressed thanks to the city for the opportunity to serve. She had been in the position since ...
Saunders County attorney faces investigation
State Auditor Mike Foley said Tuesday he is filing a formal complaint against Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff for issues stemming from the annual audit of Saunders County.
Audit questions attorney payments
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate alleged improprieties by Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff.
Lawyer: Coverage made easier
PETALING JAYA: The new Bank Negara ruling will make it easier for owners of old vehicles or “displaced vehicles” to insure their vehicles, said a lawyer.
20. Lawyer: Coverage made easier
PETALING JAYA: The new Bank Negara ruling will make it easier for owners of old vehicles or “displaced vehicles” to insure their vehicles, said a lawyer.
D.A. drops Lindsay Lohan theft case; city attorney will handle lesser charges
The necklace-theft case against Lindsay Lohan has been transferred from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office to the L.A. city attorney's office amid talks of a possible plea deal. The move comes several weeks after Los Angeles County Superior...
LA City Attorney Sues To Close Pot Shops
Lawyers in the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed lawsuits today to force seven marijuana dispensaries to close.
Lawyer wants judge off his cases
PALM BEACH, Fla., May 3 (UPI) -- A Florida divorce attorney claims a judge violated his rights by basing a decision costing him $200,000 on statements made without him present.
Attorney General cracks down on mortgage broker
A local man accused of deceptive loan practices was found guilty in Denver District Court and must pay nearly $1 million in penalties.
No compensation for Austrian girl held in dungeon: Lawyer
VIENNA - A LAWYER says Austrian authorities have rejected a compensation claim from a woman who was held captive for 8 1/2 years by a man who tormented her both physically and verbally and locked her in a dungeon. Natascha Kampusch was snatched off a Vienna street when she was 10 and held prisoner until she fled in August 2006. Her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil, committed suicide within hours of ...
City attorney sues medical marijuana dispensaries
The Los Angeles city attorney has sued seven medical marijuana dispensaries, restarting a costly and plodding legal process to close hundreds of stores that opened without city approval. The city plans to ask a judge for injunctions to bar the...
Davis Polk Deal Lawyer Chen Makes Initial Offering in Singapore Elections
Chen Show-Mao, after years of advising on deals like Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (1288) ’s $22.1 billion initial share sale, has a new type of offering in the works: His opposition-party candidacy to join Singapore’s parliament.
Oklahoma attorney general is concerned about an exemption for higher education in a House bill
An Oklahoma House bill would impose new limits on private attorney contracts. But an exemption for higher education concerns Attorney General Scott Pruitt, whose office handles the contract program.
Charleston County attorney dodges questions about his salary
As county attorney, Joe Dawson is the head of the legal department for Charleston County and last year he made over $300,000 a year. His contract with Charleston County specifies that he make a minimum
Attorney General Bullock honors Missoula women for victim advocacy
For 20 years now, Missoula attorney Amy Rubin has focused her career on the legal needs of domestic violence victims.
D.A. drops Lindsay Lohan theft case; city attorney will handle lesser charges
The necklace-theft case against Lindsay Lohan has been transferred from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office to the L.A. city attorney's office amid talks of a possible plea deal.
State attorney general nominee's independence questioned
An attorney general who could be influenced by a governor could be influenced by others as well. And that would not be the case with her if she wins full Senate confirmation, Linda L. Kelly said.
Attorney general ponders fine against grain processor
WINDSOR HEIGHTS --- The Iowa Attorney General’s office will decide how much Muscatine-based Grain Processing Corp. (GPC) should pay for violating state air and water regulations.
Attorney general looking at board
DIXON – The state attorney general’s office is reviewing possible violations of the Open Meetings Act by the Lee County Board. On April 19, the board voted to reduce its size from 28 members to 24 and hire an animal control employee.
Attorney: Leibell didn't extort lawyers; they were his friends
The latest court filings leading up to next week's sentencing of convicted former state Sen. Vincent Leibell reveal new information about his close relationship with the two unnamed lawyers who prosecutors say kicked money back to Leibell in exchange for legal work.
Letter from former city attorney says Upland needs unbiased aid
UPLAND - A former city attorney says the City Council should hire outside counsel to handle the review of the city manager's contract.
Attorney General: 'Right Decision' On Sept. 11 Trials
In an extended interview with NPR, Eric Holder blamed Congress for blocking the New York trial of the accused masterminds of the Sept. 11 attacks. He said terrorism was the Justice Department's top priority, and "deplored" the release of the WikiLeaks memos.
Attorney general to discuss mortgage crisis
EDMONDS -- Attorney General Rob McKenna will discuss the state's response to the mortgage crisis in a lunchtime conversation Thursday hosted by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.
John Galliano has new lawyer
John Galliano has hired a new lawyer after sacking his original counsel several weeks ago. The British fashion designer is due in court in France next week, facing allegations of public insult.
Re-examining a real-estate attorney's role
Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Court decided what the role of an attorney is in a real-estate closing.
Lawyer assails case against Demjanjuk
MUNICH - John Demjanjuk's lawyer assailed Germany's prosecution of the 91-year-old on Tuesday, arguing that investigators have failed to offer concrete evidence of his involvement in Nazi war crimes and have been inconsistent in their efforts to pursue suspects.
Defense lawyer assails case against John Demjanjuk
MUNICH -- John Demjanjuk's lawyer assailed Germany's prosecution of the 91-year-old on Tuesday, arguing that investigators have failed to offer concrete evidence of his involvement in Nazi war crimes and have been inconsistent in their efforts to pursue suspects.
Report: Austrian lawyer drops his trousers
An Austrian newspaper is reporting that a lawyer dropped his trousers during the questioning of his client by two female investigators, exposing his briefs.