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Attorney General: Private 'booting' illegal in Nevada
"Booting" has been a popular way to send a message and get delinquent vehicle owners to pay up. Now, that method has been deemed illegal in Nevada, according to the state Attorney General.
Kahui's lawyer refuses to comment on report
The lawyer for Chris Kahui is refusing to comment on a Coroner's report into the death of his twins in 2006.
Christie nominates attorney general for Superior Court
TRENTON - Gov. Christie shuffled his cabinet Monday, nominating Attorney General Paula Dow to become a Superior Court judge in Essex County and his chief counsel, Jeff Chiesa, to take her place.
Attorney representing state employees under investigation asks for halt to food stamp probe
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Kahui lawyer challenges coroner's report
A lawyer for Chris Kahui is challenging the findings of a coroner's investigation into the Kahui twins' deaths.
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Attorney calls for independent probe into alleged Connecticut food aid fraud
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
School attorney answers questions about letters
Cheatham County School Board member Michele Collins said at last week's work session she worked as an attorney with current board attorney Larry Woods for about a dozen years nearly 19 years ago.
State attorney general launches eCrime Unit
With California ranking among the worst states for identity theft, Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced a new unit devoted to prosecuting high-tech crimes. The eCrime Unit comprises 20 attorneys and...
Attorney calls for independent probe into alleged Connecticut food aid fraud
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Sandusky lawyer inadvertently cites sex-line phone number
Joe Amendola, the lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, on Tuesday said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a boy should call 1-800-REALITY. He has used the phrase for years to mean "get a life."
Attorney: Recall reason Ryan ouster on hold
A former prosecutors investigation into Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan is complete, but the potential removal that sparked the investigation is on hold pending the outcome of a recall election, an attorney for the city said Tuesday.
Attorney General Abbott Opens 2011 Open Government Conference
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today opened the 2011 Open Government Conference with a keynote address highlighting the Office of the Attorney General’s successful defense of the state’s Open Meetings Act and ongoing efforts to foster transparency and openness in government. Attorney General Abbott also introduced conference attendees to the OAG’s new Electronic Filing System for open ...
James Murdoch knew of damning e-mail, lawyer says
The former top lawyer for the defunct News of the World tabloid is "pretty sure" proprietor James Murdoch knew about damning evidence of phone hacking known as the "for Neville" e-mail, he testified before a British inquiry Wednesday.
Attorney Calls for Halt of D-SNAP Fraud Investigations
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Attorney: Recall reason Ryan ouster on hold
A former prosecutors investigation into Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan is complete, but the potential removal that sparked the investigation is on hold pending the outcome of a recall election, an attorney for the city said Tuesday.
Lawyer Defends State Workers in Irene Probe
Gov. Dannel Malloy said the 24 state workers accused of fraud could be fired and possibly face criminal charges.
Attorney General investigators raid Okolona store
Agents with the Mississippi Attorney General’s office raided an Okolona business Saturday and seized items that may have been sold as designer brands but are not.
Defense attorney in Madden case says judge can't be fair
An attorney representing a former MTSU student has accused the presiding judge in the case of lacking impartiality.
Jerry Sandusky's defense lawyer inadvertently touts gay sex line
A lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky accused of molesting boys said Tuesday he didn't mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.
Attorney calls for independent probe into alleged Connecticut food aid fraud
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Lawyer: Sandusky accusers' plot "ludicrous"
Attorney for accuser known as Victim 1 calls Sandusky lawyer's allegation of collusion among accusers "extremely offensive"
Joe Amendola, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer, on why they waived the preliminary hearing
"It's very important to me and very important to Jerry that he remain out on bail so he can properly assist us and the defense team in the preparation of his defense."
Lawyer implicates Murdoch
London (CNN) -- The former top lawyer for the defunct News of the World tabloid is "pretty sure" proprietor James Murdoch knew about damning evidence of phone hacking known as the "for Neville" e-mail, he testified before a British inquiry Wednesday.
Attorney could use cancer as murder defense
Livonia— A 46-year old man with, reportedly, stage IV melanoma and three to six months to live appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing for the murder of his ex-wife.
Attorney for teacher: Don't rush to judgment
The attorney for a Glen Burnie High School teacher accused of having sex with students urged the public Monday not to let emotions in the highly publicized case get in the way of the evidence. Laura Robinson, attorney for English teacher Jeffrey Robert Sears Jr., 29, of Glen Burnie, compared the case to three Duke University lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape in 2006. All three ...
Attorney General investigators raid Okolona store
Agents with the Mississippi Attorney General’s office raided an Okolona business Saturday and seized items that may have been sold as designer brands but are not.
Attorney For Convicted Woman: Judge’s Family, Victim’s Family Had Facebook Link
A Will County woman who was convicted of abusing a child at her home daycare is challenging the conviction based on a Facebook connection.
Ex-Murdoch lawyer defends newspapers surveillance
A former top lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers insisted Wednesday that he told the mogul's son there was evidence of widespread phone hacking at the now defunct News of The World tabloid.
$100,000 reward offered in slaying of South Bay attorney
Two years after attorney Jeffrey Tidus was gunned down outside his Rolling Hills Estates home, a $100,000 reward is now being offered to help detectives solve the mystery.
Lawyer accused of manipulating records
A high-profile Auckland lawyer is fighting to keep his name secret while allegations he doctored and made up time records to justify amounts charged to a client are heard by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.
Lawyer Confirms No Plea Deal for Ex-Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky
The attorney of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky confirmed Wednesday that a plea deal would not be pursued.
High profile lawyer fights for privacy
Lawyer accused of doctoring time records is fighting to keep his name secret.
Attorney steps down from Beauregard Town murder case
The attorney for a man accused of breaking into a Beauregard Town home and killing a woman is stepping down from the case because of a conflict of interest.
California attorney general to lay off 102 agents
California Attorney General Kamala Harris will lay off 102 sworn Department of Justice agents and 21 civilian employees next year because of budget cuts.
Lawyer: James Murdoch was shown hacking evidence
A former top lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers insisted Wednesday that he told the mogul's son there was evidence of widespread phone hacking more than three years before a scandal over the practice erupted.
Attorney on law enforcement board to be replaced
ALBUQUERQUE - The state board that certifies police officers said Tuesday it had no confidence in the prosecutor that Attorney General Gary King assigned to handle cases alleging officer misconduct.
Attorney says Sandusky faces ‘the game of his life’
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (MCT) — Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky now will have to build the most important defense strategy of his life.
Sandusky attorney's remarks 'offensive'
NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An allegation that accusers are colluding in the child sex abuse case against ex-Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky is "offensive," an attorney says.
Ex-Murdoch lawyer defends surveillance
A lawyer who used to work for Rupert Murdoch's UK newspapers has defended the use of surveillance.
Attorney: County’s request is ‘odd’
The Wisconsin Supreme Court should reject Juneau County's request for review of a lower court ruling in an open records case, an attorney for the Juneau County Star-Times newspaper said in a petition
Lawyer aids ailing vineyard owner
A Tauranga-based lawyer has come to the aid of a terminally ill Marlborough man and his wife to help them keep hold of their Fairhall vineyard.
Lawyer fights to keep name secret
A top Auckland lawyer, accused of doctoring records to justify the amount he charged a client, is fighting to keep his name suppressed.
Attorney General Holder Vows to Enforce Civil Rights Protections
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Tuesday to fully enforce civil rights protections in next year's elections amid a flurry of activity by states to redraw political boundaries and impose requirements that could reduce voting by minorities who enthusiastically supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election.
State Attorney General Declines Request To Review UCD Pepper-Spraying Incident
The California Attorney General’s Office has declined to investigate the pepper-spraying of students at UC Davis.
Afghan rape victim released from jail: lawyer
An Afghan woman who was jailed for adultery after being raped has been released from prison after President Hamid Karzai issued a pardon, her lawyer said on Wednesday.
Lawyer Admits to $37 Million Scheme to Trade on Tips Stolen From Law Firms
Matthew Kluger pleaded guilty to stealing corporate merger tips from law firms to fuel a 17-year insider-trading scheme that prosecutors said generated $37 million in illegal profits.
O.C. attorney fails to keep Obama off N.H. ballot
Laguna Niguel attorney Orly Taitz has failed in her bid to block Barack Obama from appearing on the New Hampshire primary despite support from some Republican legislators there. Nine of the state's 400 House members want the secretary of state to...
Murdoch shown hacking evidence, lawyer
An ex-lawyer for Murdoch's British newspapers insists he told James Murdoch there was phone hacking evidence
Former attorney reimburses client $650
LISBON - A former East Liverpool attorney, Richard V. Hoppel, was on a list of Ohio attorneys with clients reimbursed for their attorney failing to provide services requested.