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Carlsbad attorney Janet Ellis announces as candidate for district attorney
From the Current-Argus CARLSBAD — A local prosecutor and trial lawyer announced this week that she is seeking the Republican nomination for district attorney in the Fifth Judicial District, which includes Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties.
City attorney chastises Sanders over Snapdragon
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith issued a stern reprimand Tuesday to Mayor Jerry Sanders for his unilateral decision to ignore legal advice and temporarily change Qualcomm Stadium’s name to promote a product for one of San Diego’s largest employers. He also told city leaders they could retroactively approve the deal and end the controversy.
Three District Attorney Hopefuls Face 4½ Hours Of Questions
Three local attorneys vying to become Clark County's next district attorney were asked Tuesday to weigh in on the public's perception of themselves, a question that particularly stuck out from the legal discussion. During a 4½-hour marathon of questioning
Candidates for district attorney make their case
County commissioners asked pointed questions of three candidates for district attorney, learning that the three finalists — Drew Christensen, John Hunt and Steve Wolfson — would, in one regard, operate very differently than former District Attorney David Roger, who quit late last year with three years left on his term.
Attorney general puts Open Meeting Law rulings online
Attorney General Martha Coakley has posted all Open Meeting Law rulings by  the Division of Open Government on an interactive online database.
Grand jury dismisses assault charges against Columbus attorney Shevon Thomas
An aggravated assault charge against Columbus attorney Shevon Thomas was dismissed Tuesday by a Muscogee County grand jury, court officials said.
Iowa Attorney General lends support to health care act
DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller has joined nine other attorneys general in signing a legal brief in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
N.D. AG asks governor to remove Pembina County state's attorney
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked Gov. Jack Dalrymple to remove Pembina County State's Attorney Stuart Askew, alleging a string of misconduct and job failings going back six years.
Attorney skips meeting with Metrolink crash victims and families
Although a $200 million settlement of a lawsuit over the 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth was approved last summer, victims on Tuesday continued to press their case that they should get additional funds because of medical expenses that far exceed those payments.
Bolling, Cuccinelli off to brisk fundraising start
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's intention to run for the GOP nomination for governor in 2013 has motivated supporters of his rival — Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling .
Attorney to review police officer's discipline
The Southern Regional Police Commission will hire a labor attorney to review the past commission's discipline of an officer who failed to get recertified. Peter "P.J." Ondeck wasn't fired, but officials declined to specify his punishment Tuesday, saying it was a personnel matter. The three-person co...
Who Rattled The Attorney-General’s Cage?
Somebody seems to have rattled Attorney-General Mr Martin Amidu’s cage. And it appears he is on a war path with those he claims are his detractors, to redeem his image as the chief legal advisor to the government after he came under heavy criticisms by a section of the media for non-performance as a minster.
Lawyer: O’Donnell did not send check to compensate Raynham for court costs
Despite his claim to the contrary, Raynham property owner Michael O’Donnell never mailed a check for $15,000 to compensate the town for court costs and lawyers’ fees, according to attorney Karis North.
Lawyer seeks evidence in Meco Siler murder case
A local attorney suspects that a knife found on one of the prosecution's key witnesses in an unrelated case may connect to his client's murder charge.
Jailed lawyer lodges appeal
Senior Rotorua lawyer John David Rangitauira is to appeal against his convictions and prison sentence.Rangitauira was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail when he appeared in the Auckland District Court last month.He was...
China charges activist with subversion: lawyer
A Chinese court has charged veteran democracy activist Zhu Yufu with subversion for publishing a poem online urging people to gather and call for greater freedoms, according to his lawyer.
Attorney for Pinkberry Co-Founder Speaks Out
An attorney for Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee told NBC LA in an exclusive television interview that his client is looking forward to clearing his name of assault charges.
Attorney general wants Pembina state's attorney removed
GRAND FORKS - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked Gov. Jack Dalrymple to remove Pembina County State's Attorney Stuart Askew, alleging a string of misconduct and job failings going back six years.
Attorney General attends Supreme Court Argument on Texas’ Redistricting Maps
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the state’s emergency stay request after a federal district court improperly redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature.
Zardari has immunity: Pakistani PM's lawyer
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari has immunity from prosecution, says the lawyer of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who has been issued a contempt notice by the Supreme Court for not implementing a directive to act against the president for corruption.
Lawyer wins 'Nuckin Futs' case
A NEW snack will go on sale after its lawyer argued  "f---" and "f---ing" are a part of everyday Australian speech and cannot be deemed offensive.
Illinois attorney general's office plans to sue Westwood College
Among the complaints against the for-profit school are poor job-placement rates, high-pressure sales tactics, low graduation rates, excessive profit margins and the burdening of students with crushing debt The Illinois attorney general's office is lashing out at Westwood College, which has four Chicago-area campuses, claiming the institution misleads students enrolled in its criminal justice ...
Attorney in slaying case asks for delay in appeal
The attorney for a Latrobe man whose double murder convictions were reversed asked a judge for an additional 45 days to file paperwork in the case on Tuesday.
Lawyer says Turangi rape accused shouldn't be tried as adult
A high-profile lawyer is worried that the teenager who admitted raping a young girl at a Turangi camping ground last month, may not get the treatment needed if he is sentenced as an adult.
Pakistani PM's lawyer: No harm in graft case
The lawyer for Pakistan's prime minister says there would be no harm in the government asking Swiss authorities to reopen an old corruption case against the country's president, because he enjoys immunity from prosecution.
Defense attorney says Scott man did not shoot his parents, names alternative suspect
Attorney says James Anthony Gray did not shoot his parents to death in 2007.
Pakistan PM not guilty of contempt: lawyer
Pakistan's embattled prime minister is not guilty of contempt of court but should bow to pressure and write to Switzerland about reopening graft cases against the president, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney, former BZA chair Nelms dies
MURFREESBORO — Friends remembered Bill Nelms Tuesday as a well-respected and knowledgeable longtime Murfreesboro attorney.
Attorney in murder case wants information about 5-year-old witness
The attorney for the Coralville woman accused of setting a fire that killed her cousin’s son last year has requested information on one of the state’s witnesses, a 5-year-old child. Lillie W. Williams, 49, is accused of starting a fire Sept.
Lawyer files to dismiss charges
If the man accused of assaulting an Iowa City police officer in November goes to trial for attempted murder, it won’t be in Johnson County.
Pakistan PM to face contempt charges
The lawyer for Pakistan's embattled prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says he should ask Switzerland to reopen graft cases against the president.
Attorney general proposes prescription drug-tracking system
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman unveils a real-time plan to track prescriptions for controlled substances.
Pakistan PM not guilty of contempt: lawyer
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's embattled prime minister is not guilty of contempt of court but should bow to pressure and write to Switzerland about reopening graft cases against the president, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lewis: Ex-SEC attorney saw riches in Ponzi defendant
The tale of Dallas attorney Spencer Barasch has two versions. The official government version: As head of the Fort Worth regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1998 to 2005, Barasch declined to investigate the alleged Ponzi scheme of R. Allen Stanford and his Stanford Financial Group.
The New Old Age Blog: Ask the Elder Law Attorney: Disclosures and Loans
Attorney Craig Reaves on financial disclosures to siblings and repayment of loans.
Attorney general proposes prescription drug-tracking system
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman unveils a real-time plan to track prescriptions for controlled substances.
Lawyer for man on trial for role in 2007 Newark schoolyard killings set to cross examine sole survivor of attacks
Natasha Aeriel, the only survivor in the triple killing, testified Tuesday that Dell'Italia’s client, Jose Carranza, 32, was one of the men who robbed her and one of two who sexually assaulted her
Ask the Elder Law Attorney: Disclosures and Loans
Attorney Craig Reaves on financial disclosures to siblings and repayment of loans.
Defense attorney John Parrinello expected in court on harassment charge
Defense attorney John Parrinello is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning at 9 a.m...
Attorney General: Philip Morris to pay Oregon $56 million
ORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Oregon attorney general says Philip Morris USA Inc., has agreed to pay $56 million to a state crime victims fund after more than a decade fighting punitive damages awarded to the family of a Portland smoker who died of cancer.
Legal aid being cut off to Roma, lawyer says
An Ottawa refugee lawyer says Legal Aid Ontario has started to deny funding to most Roma asylum-seekers, but won't explain why.
Attorney general proposes prescription drug-tracking system
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman unveiled a real-time plan to track prescriptions for controlled substances.
Attorney general proposes prescription drug-tracking system
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman unveiled a real-time plan to track prescriptions for controlled substances.
Attorney general proposes prescription drug-tracking system
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman unveils a real-time plan to track prescriptions for controlled substances.
Lawyer says priest admits assault
A veteran priest who was abruptly removed from a Buffalo Church over the weekend, is said to have admitted to accusations.
Lawyer seeking to quash
SEAN CHASE [email protected] A Laurentian Valley man is seeking to derail his murder trial. Lawyers for Garry Decker have submitted an application to quash his committal to stand trial on one count of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder.[...]
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO --- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the high court to uphold the landmark law.
Foster City Man Shot Partiers in Self-Defense, Lawyer Says
A defense attorney for a Foster City man who shot and wounded two men outside a lagoon-front apartment in 2010 said the defendant was acting in self-defense when a confrontation over noise became violent. A defense attorney for a Foster City man who ...
Al Lewis: Ex-SEC attorney saw riches in Ponzi defendant
Former SEC attorney Spencer Barasch sees no conflict of interest in wanting to defend alleged Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford, Al Lewis reports.
Palm Beach County state attorney won't seek re-election
Michael McAuliffe isn't running for second term Michael McAuliffe doesn't flinch easily. He's a mountaineer who's reached the summits of the highest peaks in North and South America.