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Lansing's City Attorney Tells Dispensaries to Shut Down
Lansing City Attorney Brig Smith is sending out cease and desist letters to the city's 48 dispensaries after a Michigan Court or Appeals ruling saying they're illegal.
Toledo attorney’s license pulled
The Supreme Court of Ohio suspended the law license of a Toledo attorney for “multiple acts of professional misconduct,” including taking cash and other items from an in-custody client who he was representing on an aggravated murder charge.
Veteran lawyer Bill Regan dies
William B. "Bill" Regan, who was Mayor Joe Riley's chief legal adviser during most of his tenure, died Thursday morning after an illness. He was 75.
Lawyer on third drink-driving charge has sentence increased
A lawyer convicted for her third drink-driving charge has had her sentence increased.Hastings lawyer Sacha Maria Beacham was fined $1200 plus court costs and disqualified from driving for nine months by Judge Brooke Gibson in Auckland...
Attorney for suspect in double homicide raises possibility of PTSD
An attorney for a murder suspect who admitted slashing and shooting two people to death in a remote home in Douglas County raised the possibility Thursday that her client was suffering from a psychological condition and was under great stress.
Hall County adds deputy county attorney
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has added another attorney to the Hall County attorney's office.
Attorney General Gansler Obtains Guilty Plea in Food Stamp, Medical Assistance Fraud Case
Social services case worker ordered to make restitutionBALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. G...
Principal State Attorney In Bribery Scandal
Reliable information available to Peacefmonline.com indicates that a Chief State Attorney in the Attorney General’s office (name withheld) has been caught in a web of bribery and sleaze.
Man charged in scoutmaster's death wants no lawyer
The man charged with fatally stabbing a 76-year-old scoutmaster during a hike in northern Indiana told a judge that he wanted nothing done in his defense.
Lawyer sues after being injured at SXSW concert
share: digg facebook twitter AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin attorney has filed a lawsuit claiming he's had to end his law practice because of an injury he suffered while attending a concert at the South by Southwest festival earlier this year. The Austin American-Statesman reports ( (link) pbCx2F) that attorney Richard Patrick Fagerberg was one of several people ...
Lawyer Sues SXSW after Injury
An Austin attorney has filed a lawsuit claiming he's had to end his law practice because of an injury he suffered while attending a concert at the South by Southwest festival earlier this year.
RI 'Survivor' winner won't get free lawyer
A Rhode Island judge is refusing to grant free legal counsel to help the winner of the first season of the CBS reality show "Survivor" appeal a nine-month prison sentence.
Lawyer Wants Kidnapping Charge Tossed In Baby Case
A lawyer for a man who authorities say kidnapped a baby who has been missing since late June in western Michigan is asking a judge to toss out the ...
Lawyer:drop Baby Kate kidnapping charge
A lawyer for a man who authorities say kidnapped a baby who has been missing since late June in western Michigan is asking a judge to toss out the criminal case.
Defense lawyer says witnesses lied at ICC trial
The defense lawyer for a Congolese militia leader accused of recruiting and using child soldiers told judges at the International Criminal Court on Friday that prosecution witnesses were manipulated to falsely testify against him.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Federal Health Care Law
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and urging the court to affirm the states' rights to protect the health and safety of their citizens.
Attorney: Two LSU football players released on bond
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and teammate Joshua Johns were released on $5,000 bond each Friday in connection with a bar fight that injured four people.
Attorney General issues warning on dangers of synthetic drug
Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota citizens of the dangers of using synthetic drug products for the purpose of intoxication and requesting local retailers' assistance.
Jailed Lawyer: 'No Fair Political Trials' In Iran
Jailed Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Mohammad Seifzadeh has written an open letter to former President Mohammad Khatami detailing extensive violations of judicial rights, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Lawyer pleads guilty to trading legal services for painkillers
A Westerville lawyer who traded legal services for pain pills has pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. Frederick L. Baker, 55, of W. Park Street is eligible for probation but faces as many as five years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 6 by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard A. Frye.
Lawyer wants kidnapping charge tossed in missing baby case
A lawyer for a man who authorities say kidnapped a baby who has been missing since late June in Ludington is asking a judge to toss out the criminal case.
Arizona Attorney General Files Suit Challenging Voting Rights Act
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday challenging a section of the Voting Rights Act that requires certain states to get Justice Department approval to make changes to their election laws and systems. The Voting Rights Act was originally passed in 1965 in an effort to eliminate voting practices that discriminated against minorities.
Lawyer: Arena debt would be city’s
WENATCHEE — The lawyer hired by the city to be its adversary in a lawsuit over the Town Toyota Center debt says city and arena officials are trying to circumvent the state Constitution. A proposal for the city to guarantee bonds for the arena’s nearly $42 million debt should be considered debt because it is not likely that the city will ever get paid back, lawyer Tom O’Connell said in court ...
Former City Attorney Returning On Interim Basis
A former city attorney in Rapid City is returning to the job on an interim basis.
KY Attorney General, drug company reach settlement
The Kentucky Attorney General's office has reached a $4.5 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Par Pharmaceutical, resolving allegations that the company published inflated average wholesale prices for its drugs.
Attorney: LSU players released on bond
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and teammate Joshua Johns were released on $5,000 bond each Friday in connection with a bar fight that injured four people.
Lawyer for Rockland Murder Suspect Wants Confession, Evidence Thrown Out
The lawyer for a man from Rockland accused of killing his ex-girlfriend says his client's confession was coerced and that it should be thrown out as evidence. 35-year-old Arnold Diana is charged with murdering 47-year-old Katrina Windred of Friendship last November. His lawyer, Christopher Mac . . .
Attorney wants more info about mom who microwaved baby
The attorney representing a woman accused of microwaving her baby says she needs more information about the mother's mental health.
Attorney resigns from judicial campaign
Toledo attorney Robert B. Scott resigned as campaign manager of judicial candidate Mark Davis’ campaign Friday, a day after the Ohio Supreme Court suspended his law license for two years.
Attorney: LSU players released on bond
Attorney Shannon Fay said quarterback Jordan Jefferson and teammate Joshua Johns turned themselves in after police obtained arrest warrants on charges of second-degree battery.
Maine Attorney General calls summit on prescription drug abuse
AUGUSTA, Maine — Attorney General Bill Schneider is calling a summit in October to find ways to stem the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in Maine. The state was found to have the most serious legal drug abuse problem in the nation in a study released earlier this year. ...
Santa Cruz attorney faces burglary, drug charges
SANTA CRUZ - A former attorney with a history of legal problems was arraigned in city court Friday morning.
Kentucky Attorney General, drug company reach settlement
The Kentucky Attorney General's office has reached a $4.5 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Par Pharmaceutical, resolving allegations that the company published inflated average wholesale prices for its drugs.
Springs' city attorney to retire at the end of September
City attorney Patricia Kelly has notified the mayor that she will retire at the end of September , according to a release issued late Friday by the city.Kelly said she would retire on Sept. 30, the release said."Mayor Steve Bach recognizes Ms. Kelly for over 25 years of dedicated service to...
Lawyer Michael Bell will enter the race for Louisiana Senate's 2nd District
Newly drawn district includes portions of the east bank of St. John the Baptist Parish and the west bank of St. Charles Parish
Attorney seeks recusal of judge
The attorney representing a Bulloch County teacher accused of molesting a student has filed a motion asking that Bulloch County Superiour Court Judge Gates Peed be recused from hearing a case against Amy Bass Jackson.
VISTA: Judge questions foreclosure attorney's mental competency
A Carlsbad foreclosure protection attorney whose license was suspended and who is facing criminal charges of stalking the people who bought his clients' foreclosed home might not be allowed to represent himself in court.
Colorado Springs City Attorney to Retire
Patricia K. Kelly will step down as City Attorney for Colorado Springs. She announced her decision Friday, after holding the position for 25 years.
District attorney says state law justifies actions of police in deadly standoff
District Attorney Jim O'Neill has determined that state law justified the actions of Winston-Salem police officers who used lethal force to end their standoff with a city man three months ago.
Rowan attorney: Report has inaccuracies
The investigator for the state attorney's office said "it will not be necessary" to interview city Police Chief Mike Rowan during his investigation and possibly included inaccurate information and "cherry-picked data" in his lengthy report, said Rowan's attorney, Robert H. Grizzard II.
Attorney General Madigan discusses meth labs
CARTERVILLE - Attorney General Lisa Madigan met with Southern Illinois law enforcement officials and politicians Friday at John A. Logan College to discuss "one-pot" methamphetamine production in Southern Illinois.
Attorney resigns from Davis campaign
Toledo attorney Robert B. Scott resigned as campaign manager of judicial candidate Mark Davis’ campaign Friday, a day after the Ohio Supreme Court suspended his law license for two years.
DiMasi lawyer seeks term of 3 years
An attorney for former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi is recommending a three-year prison term when his client is sentenced next month for his conviction on federal corruption charges, court records show.
Marion attorney arrested
Marion attorney Shane Beal was arrested on Thursday and faces a felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance.
U.S. Attorney pursues convicted businessman Davison's assets
The U.S. Attorney's Office is attempting to collect money from two Montana companies to pay off some of the nearly $5.6 million in debts owed by Patrick Davison, a former Billings investment adviser convicted of running a massive Ponzi scheme.
Lawyer fears suspect could be manipulated
WINNIPEG -- The lawyer for a mentally challenged man accused of setting a series of fires argues that his client should be released from custody before the case goes to trial.
Attorney General Warns Of Dangers Of Synthetic Drugs Being Sold In S.D.
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota citizens of the dangers of using synthetic drug products for the purpose of intoxication and requesting local retailers’ assistance.
Montco lawyer Michael Choi guilty of green-card conspiracy
As chairman of the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian-American Affairs, Korean-born Michael Choi of Huntingdon Valley was a well-connected lawyer. His Cheltenham practice grabbed headlines for class-action lawsuits about Agent Orange, the "No Gun Ri" massacre of the Korean War, and slave labor in Japan. He was a frequent guest on TV newsmagazines.
Chinese Lawyer Loses Wife and House for Posting a Jasmine Revolution Message
A recently released Guangzhou lawyer has spoken out about the mistreatment during his 108 days in detention.
AG King Goes After Lawyer Who Dinged Him
State Attorney General Gary King is looking to even the score with an attorney for three women in Ki ...