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GOP Lawyer Martha Dean Announces Candidacy For Attorney General (Hartford Courant)
Republican lawyer Martha Dean announced her candidacy for state attorney general Tuesday with a broadly conservative agenda that she said will restore Connecticut's competitive advantage by freeing individuals and businesses from government interference.

Missing Chinese lawyer Gao 'fine' (BBC News)
The brother of China's missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng tells the BBC that he is "fine", without shedding light on where he could be.

Missing Chinese lawyer Gao 'fine' (BBC News)
The brother of a missing human rights lawyer tells the BBC he is "fine", without shedding light on where he could be.

Attorney General Holder: Osama Bin Laden belongs in body bag, not court (New York Daily News)
Osama Bin Laden will be brought to justice in a body bag, not a court of law, a fired-up Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers Tuesday.

Attorney: Federal probe benched (The Toledo Blade)
By JOE VARDON BLADE PROJECTS EDITOR DETROIT - An attorney for former University of Toledo basketball player Kashif Payne confirmed for the first time yesterday that Payne missed his senior season with the Rockets because of his involvement in a federal point-shaving investigation. Stevin Groth, a Toledo-based attorney representing Payne, said "it's fair to say" Payne did not play for the Rockets ...

Anthony's Attorney Denies George Had Affair (WFTV 9 Orlando)
The attorney representing George and Cindy Anthony released a statement read on national television denying allegations that George had an affair with a woman he met while searching for his granddaughter. VIDEO REPORT: Attorney Denies Affair ALLEGED MISTRESS: Images | Raw Video

Conyers gets court-appointed lawyer for appeal (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers is relying on a court-appointed lawyer to pursue an appeal of her prison sentence for corruption.

Mumbai Terror Plot Suspect Headley to Plead Guilty, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 17 (Bloomberg) -- David Coleman Headley , a Chicago man accused of helping plot the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and a never-executed assault on a Danish newspaper, will enter a guilty plea before a U.S. judge, his lawyer said.

Rothstein defense attorney got pay raise last October to $500,000 (The Palm Beach Post)
Rothstein defense attorney got pay raise last October to $500,000

Suspended Broward school board member Gallagher to plead guilty, lawyer says (The Palm Beach Post)
Suspended Broward school board member Gallagher to plead guilty, lawyer says

West Chester lawyer loses license (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a West Chester lawyer as a result of his criminal convictions.

WTO's Boeing-Airbus ruling set for broad impact: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A forthcoming WTO ruling on a US complaint against European Union subsidies to Airbus is likely to have a broader impact on aerospace markets, a lawyer acting for Airbus' US rival Boeing predicted Wednesday.

City attorney urges probe of mayor (Hillsboro Star-Journal)
No one wants to comment since Marion City Council met Friday in a special meeting and City Attorney Dan Baldwin determined an investigation of Mayor Mary Olson was in order.

Judge sticks to Monday bingo deadline for Alabama attorney general (Mobile Press-Register)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A judge says Attorney General Troy King still must tell him by Monday where he stands on the electronic bingo investigation by the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling.

A Lawyer Who Represents a Friend May Have an Unhappy Client (New York Times)
Efrain González Jr. accused his former lawyer of pressuring him into pleading guilty in a corruption case.

County stateâs attorney seeks re-election (Williston Herald)
Continuing to have the prosecution of area cases flowing in an efficient and productive manner is key to having the State's Attorney's office running as it needs to be.

Former U.S. Attorney, Prosecutor Join Arent Fox as Partners (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Arent Fox LLP yesterday announced that former U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Terree Bowers has joined its Los Angeles office as a partner.

Blue Martini attorney may seek input from FGCU forensic analyst (The News-Press)
The Blue Martini corporate attorney Wednesday said he may ask for help from a forensic behavior analyst to get to the bottom of who may be drugging...

J&J Agrees to Settle Canadian LifeScan Lawsuit, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 17 (Bloomberg) -- Johnson & Johnson ’s LifeScan unit agreed to turn over profits it earned in Canada from sales of meters used to test blood-sugar levels to the Canadian Diabetes Association to settle a class-action lawsuit, a lawyer said.

Lawyer: Man drunk during fire at 9/11 remains site (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer says a Harvard Law School graduate accused of setting a fire at a New York City chapel that temporarily housed the remains of Sept. 11 victims was so drunk he barely remembers being there.

Lawyer: Man gives DNA samples in Conn. death probe (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a man whose ex-wife was found slain in Madison two weeks ago says his client has given DNA and hair samples to police to comply with a search warrant.

Attorney for Ben Roethlisberger's accuser in Nevada: Georgia investigators want to talk to her (ESPN)
The Georgia state police agency investigating allegations against Ben Roethlisberger has sought an interview with the woman who sued the Steelers quarterback in Nevada last year, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.

SF attorney awarded thousands in spam suit (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A San Francisco attorney has been awarded $7,000 in damages for e-mail spam sent to his inbox.

Lawyer: Dem fundraiser Nemazee to plead guilty (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer says a former top fundraiser for Hillary Clinton intends to plead guilty in a federal bank fraud case.

"Game Changing" Attorney Introduced At Casey Hearing (WFTV 9 Orlando)
1:00pm UPDATE: Renowned criminal defense attorney J Cheney Mason has now joined Casey Anthony's defense team. It comes as Casey appeared in court for her indigency hearing. CASEY ARRIVES: See Images | Watch Raw Video INDIGENCY HEARING: Part 1 | Part 2 | See Images 'SECRET' MOTION: Judge Unseals | State's Motion INDIGENCE DETAILS: Motion | Fees | Application

SF attorney awarded thousands in spam suit (San Francisco Chronicle)
A San Francisco attorney has been awarded $7,000 in damages for e-mail spam sent to his inbox. A San Mateo County Superior Court judge ruled last week the seven e-mails Daniel Balsam received from Redwood City-based Trancos Inc. in 2007 were misleading and... San Francisco - San Mateo County California - California - Redwood City California - United States

Lawyer: Dem fundraiser, banker will plead guilty (AP via Yahoo! News)
A wealthy Manhattan investment banker who was once a top fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton and other big-name Democrats intends to plead guilty in a federal bank fraud case, his lawyer said Thursday.

Attorney General: Mortgage Hotline Could Close In June (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
The Iowa Attorney General's Office is holding a press conference on Thursday morning to talk about the Iowa Mortgage Hotline.

Lawyer: Dem fundraiser, banker will plead guilty (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - A defense lawyer says a former top fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to plead guilty in...

Lawyer: Dem Fundraiser, Banker Will Plead Guilty (ABC News)
Lawyer: Former Democratic fundraiser, NY investment banker to plead guilty in bank fraud case Plea - Business - Financial Services - Banking Services - Banks and Institutions

Santa Cruz County District Attorney files against Arizona company (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
SANTA CRUZ -- More than $10,000 in fees have been returned to a Santa Cruz man after the county District Attorney's Office filed a judgment against an Arizona company this week that led to an injunction against the company.

Rio Tinto lawyer says he will fight (Brisbane Times)
BEIJING: The lawyer for one of the accused Rio Tinto employees says he is ready to fight for his client in court on Monday, despite widespread scepticism about China's judicial system.

Texas Attorney General Seeks Public’s Help To Find Missing Child Support Evaders (KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Child Support Division today released its annual Top Ten List of Texas’ Most Wanted Child Support Evaders. Combined, these parents owe more than $1 million in unpaid child support

Gov. Perry Appoints Jimenez as District Attorney of Nueces County (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
From the Office of Governor Rick Perry AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry has appointed Anna Jimenez of Corpus Christi as District Attorney of Nueces County for a term to expire at the next general election. Jimenez is an assistant district attorney of Nueces County. She is a member of the Star Bar of Texas, Texas District and County Attorney Association, and the Corpus Christi Bar Association, acting ...

Thaksin's lawyer to file appeal next week (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Former PM Thaksin Shinawatra's lawyer will next week file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to review the verdict it recently issued on the assets-seizure case.

Bankrupt Art Dealer Will Plead Guilty to Fraud, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 18 (Bloomberg) -- New York art dealer Lawrence B. Salander plans to plead guilty this afternoon to grand larceny and a scheme to defraud, his lawyer, Charles Ross, said in an interview.

Ark attorney general joins FedEx worker probe (KTHV Little Rock)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he is joining a probe that's exploring whether FedEx has properly classified its drivers as independent contractors.

Gardens attorney indicted for mortgage fraud (WPTV West Palm Beach)
Four men, including an attorney from Palm Beach Gardens, are accused of conspiring to cash-in on fraudulent home loans.

Attorney general candidate wants to list South Dakota job title on ballot (Los Angeles Times)
Republican John Eastman has chosen to list his job as 'assistant attorney general' without specifying where. His opponents cry foul. Republican attorney general candidate John Eastman has chosen the job description he will show voters on the June ballot: assistant attorney general. What he isn't saying, though, is that he is an assistant attorney general in South Dakota.

Embattled real estate regulator Toll hires an attorney (Denver Post)
On leave from her job heading the state's Division of Real Estate, Erin Toll has hired an attorney who specializes in employment rights of public workers.

Regional news: Lawyer asks to withdraw from Riddle case (Detroit Free Press)
The lawyer who defended political consultant Sam Riddle in the federal bribery trial that ended in a hung jury asked Thursday to withdraw from representing Riddle in a separate criminal case involving a Southfield pawnshop.

Wife gets crook lawyer's Benz (New York Post)
While crooked lawyer Marc Dreier cools his heels in the slammer, his ex-wife can tool around town in his sports car. Prosecutors agreed to hand over the fraudster's 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Roadster after Elisa Dreier claimed ownership based on her ex-hubby's failure to live up to the terms...

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo turns eye towards individual pension cheats who pad overtime (New York Daily News)
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is going after pension padders. Cuomo said Thursday he's expanding his three-year-old probe of the state's pension system to examine public employees who boost their pension payments by cramming overtime during their final ye.

South Carolina Lawyer Charged With Bilking Investors (Law.com)
The Securities & Exchange Commission has charged South Carolina lawyer M. Mark McAdams and a cohort with bilking about 35 investors out of $3.5 million.

Ex-lawyer faces prison for violating probation (The Buffalo News)
Kevin J. Love, a former lawyer with longstanding drinking and cocaine problems, was told today he faces a prison term of up to four years after admitting that he violated terms of probation he received months ago.

Lawyer says texts help, not hurt, Detroit City Attorney Colbert-Osamuede (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit City Attorney Valerie Colbert-Osamuede's lawyer argued today that the text messages in the 2008 scandal are "the key to my client's innocence."

LIVESHOTS: 'Lawyer' for Americans in Haiti Arrested (Fox News)
The self-proclaimed "lawyer" for 10 Americans arrested in Haiti has been arrested himself in the Dominican Republic, and he is expected to come to the United States to face justice, Fox News has learned exclusively.

Ohio Attorney General Warns of Check Scams (WOWK-TV West Virginia)
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is warning consumers of a wave of check scams hitting Ohio.

Clay school attorney: County charter cannot term limit School Board, superintendent (The Florida Times-Union)
A proposal to term limit Clay County School Board members and the school superintendent by amending the county charter would, if approved, violate the Florida Constitution, according to School Board attorney Bruce Bickner.

Iowa high court suspends Floyd County attorney (The Des Moines Register)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Floyd County Attorney Jess Marzen for at least six months for violating professional conduct rules before he took office.