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Attorney General McCollum admits role in stealth ads
TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Bill McCollum has conceded in paperwork that he is raising money for and helping direct the activities of at least two stealthy political groups that are spending millions of dollars to attack his gubernatorial primary foe, Rick Scott.

Candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney to lose driver's license
Michael E. Carter, a candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney, has lost his Department of Revenue hearing for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test in December and will lose his driver's license for a year.

Accurate Building Inspection of Springfield referred to Attorney General Chris Koster's office
A Springfield company has been referred to the Missouri Attorney General's Office for possible legal action over the way it handled asbestos removal projects.

Attorney: Sylvester wasnt the aggressor
Mom of dead man give her account; sheriff denies itA lawyer for Daniel Sylvesters mother provided her account Friday of what happened when her son died in a Tuesday morning altercation with deputies north of Crescent City.Elaine Sylvester had originally called 911 for help with her son that morning, saying he was out of control and had a history of psychological problems and she and another ...

NMI govt ordered to pay $29,407 in attorney's fees to Peter-Palican
The federal court yesterday awarded $29,407.50 in attorney's fees to Emerenciana Peter-Palican, who successfully sued the CNMI government for terminating her in 2006 as special assistant for Women's Affairs.

Prominent Derivatives Lawyer Robert McLaughlin Joins Fried Frank as Partner in Firm's Asset Management and Financial ...
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that nationally recognized derivatives lawyer Robert McLaughlin has joined the Firm as a partner in its Asset Management and Financial Services Practices. � Mr.

Gutierrez lawyer says R.C. councilman was pawn
Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Rex Gutierrez, while employed at the San Bernardino County Assessor s Office, honestly documented his activities, deceived no one and became a political pawn in a corruption probe by state and local prosecutors, his attorney argued Monday.

Local attorney writes chapter in law book
Local attorney Kevin Siefken wrote the lead chapter for a book on search and seizure law recently published by a national publisher. Inside the Minds: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases became widely available this month.

Illinois Attorney General Investigating C3 Regarding Lollapalooza Contracts
We discovered yesterday that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating C3 regarding their radius clause, included in the Lollapalooza contracts for bands. The clause prevents bands -- both big and small -- from playing within a certain radius before and after the event. Vocalo claims that insiders are reporting that the clause prevents performing "six months before Lollapalooza to ...

Guatemalan brothers surrender over murder of lawyer
Two Guatemalan brothers who allegedly helped a lawyer hire a hit man to carry out his own murder, which was then blamed on the country's president, have surrendered to police.

Jim DeRogatis: What's Behind The Attorney General's Investigation Of Lollapalooza?
The revelation that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating the giant three-day Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park came as a shock to the local and national music communities, and it has left just about everyone on the concert scene wondering: What the heck is going on?

Attorney: Board members cooperating
ALBANY - The attorney representing Fulton County's two main economic development agencies stated Monday that members of their boards of directors are cooperating with state authorities probing bonuses set up for two top executives - the subject of...

Lawyer in SonicBlue Mess Points Accusing Finger at MoFo
A lawyer involved in the troubled SonicBlue bankruptcy has accused yet another firm of conflicted representation. William McGrane, whose firm represents a group that bought claims against SonicBlue, is now pointing the finger at Morrison & Foerster, which he claims had a "hidden agenda" in the case. He contends MoFo sought to protect Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman because the two firms are ...

Afghan attorney general says US envoy 'threatened' him
Afghanistan's top prosecutor Tuesday accused US ambassador Karl Eikenberry of threatening to have him removed from his job if he did not take action against an Afghan banker allegedly involved in fraud.

CPS lawyer pleads guilty to bribe charge
A Crown Prosecution Service lawyer has admitted taking a share of a �20,000 bribe to drop a case. Sarfraz Ibrahim, a barrister who was the head of the advocacy unit at Gwent CPS, yesterday (Monday) admitted corruption, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office. Swansea Crown Court heard he was caught in a police sting operation mounted by anti-corruption detectives ...

Afghan attorney general says US ambassador suggested he resign
Kabul - Afghanistan's Attorney General, Mohammad Ishaq Aloko, said Tuesday that the US ambassador to Kabul, Karl Eikenberry, admonished him to arrest an Afghan official allegedly involved in corruption or resign....

Attorney General says College Building Legal
The North Dakota attorney general says the lease agreement for a downtown campus building in Fargo did not violate state law.

Greenville attorney to lead S.C. State University in interim
Merl Code, a Greenville attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C., has been named acting president at S.C. State University, effective immediately, the historically black college announced Monday.

Vick's lawyer speaks out about shooting
Michael Vick met with Virginia Beach detectives about his birthday party and the shooting that followed.

Attorney: Carmel Gag Order Motion 'Useless Paper'
The war of words between attorneys embroiled in the Carmel High School assault case amps up again with the attorney representing one of the victims calling gag order motions "useless paper."

Murder suspect's lawyer calls for closed courtroom
A lawyer for a Connecticut man charged in the 2007 home invasion killings of three people has asked a judge to close the courtroom during some pretrial arguments. Lawyer - Murder - Connecticut - United States - Arts

State Attorney abandons charges in Edwin McFarlane case
State Attorney Lawson Lamar wont file criminal charges against 15-year-old Edwin McFarlane. State Attorney Lawson Lamar announced this afternoon that he will not seek charges against Edwin McFarlane, the 15-year-old accused of trying to kidnap a young girl from a department store.

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller jumps into storm grate to rescue trapped ducklings
No ducks left behind.District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller a big animal lover jum

DC judge acquits 3 men of obstruction in investigation of unsolved 2006 killing of lawyer
WASHINGTON - A District of Columbia judge has acquitted three men accused of misleading police in an unsolved 2006 stabbing death of a lawyer at their home.

WWE Lawyer Responds To Lawsuit Filed By Owen Hart's Widow
WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt tells Courant.com that the lawsuit filed by the late Owen Hart's widow, Martha, against WWE, Vince and Linda McMahon is without merit.

Attorney reviews Morton Grove's solicitation regulations
There is little the village can do to restrict solicitations by non-commercial organizations, whether local ones such as the American Legion or those from outside of Morton Grove.

Fugitive brothers surrender in Guatemalan lawyer's slaying
Two fugitive brothers wanted in the much-publicized slaying of a Guatemalan lawyer last year were being held at a military base Tuesday, one day after they surrendered to authorities with a special United Nations commission, the Guatemalan Defense Ministry said.

Attorney Stacey Jackson says he has no conflict of interest in Parks and Recreation probe
As the Columbus Police investigation into the city Parks and Recreation Department continues, a local criminal defense attorney assessed his representation of multiple clients involved in the probe.

Attorney For Former Skiatook Superintendent Calls Spending Scandal Honest Mistake
Gary Johnson's attorney says this was all an honest mistake. But the grand jury says there was nothing honest about the mistake that robbed Skiatook schools of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Grand Jury Calls For Removal of Skiatook School Board President �

Attorney: Sunday shooting was a case of self-defense
The attorney for a Richmond man charged with two counts of attempted murder in an early Sunday shooting says his client was acting in self-defense.

Defendants Found Not Guilty in Case of Murdered D.C. Lawyer
In the conspiracy trial over the murder of Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Wone, it's a clean sweep for the defense. A D.C. Superior Court judge has found defendants Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward not guilty on all counts. All three have been found not guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy, and Price has also been found not guilty of tampering with evidence. Capping a ...

Suspect's lawyer calls for closed court
A lawyer for a Connecticut man charged in the 2007 home invasion killings of three people has asked a judge to close the courtroom during some pretrial arguments.

S.E.C. Settles With Former Staff Lawyer
The agency agreed to settle a wrongful termination suit filed by a former staff lawyer who was abruptly fired during an investigation into possible insider trading.

William L. Taylor, civil rights lawyer who created St. Louis' deseg plan
William L. Taylor didn't live in St. Louis and few St. Louisans would recognize his name. But Mr. Taylor was the NAACP lawyer who successfully pressed to create the St. Louis-St.

Judge denies attorney challenge in CHP officer killing case
A Sacramento judge said he will preside over the trial of the man suspected of killing a CHP officer in Salida despite a defense attorneys attempt to remove him from the case.

French court convicts Ricco on doping charge
The lawyer of Riccardo Ricco says the Italian rider has been found guilty by a French court of a doping offence on the 2008 Tour de France. The court in Foix, in southwest France, gave Ricco a two-month suspended prison sentence and a ?3,000 ($3,700) fine on Tuesday after finding him guilty of "using a poisonous substance." His lawyers had argued that since he had already been convicted...

SF district attorney introduces new management team
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris on Tuesday introduced her new management team of prosecutors. Harris announced the leadership changes earlier this month, including the retirement of her second-in-command, Chief Assistant District Attorney Russ Giuntini. The recent scandal involving the Police...

When it comes to money that plaintiffs or their attorneys have to pay out of their pockets, some lawsuits never come to an end. And thats what happened with a claim that started seven years ago.

Jimmie Hicks Named 2010 Citizen Lawyer by North Carolina Bar Association
New Bern, North Carolina June 29, 2010 - The North Carolina Bar Association has released the list of recipients for its prestigious 2010 Citizen Lawyer Award.

Attorney files new lawsuit over seal barrier at La Jolla Children's Pool
Animal rights activist and attorney Bryan Pease has filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court challenging Mayor Jerry Sanders' decision not to declare an emergency to immediately replace the rope barrier separating humans from harbor seals at La Jolla's Children's Pool. In his suit, Pease contends it was the intention of the City Council when it decided at a public meeting in La Jolla on May ...

Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco convicted of doping at 2008 Tour de France
The lawyer for cyclist Riccardo Ricco says the Italian rider has been found guilty by a French court of a doping offense on the 2008 Tour de France.

S.E.C. Settles With Former Staff Lawyer
The investigation into Pequots trading ended in 2006 without a case being filed. But the former staff lawyer, Gary J. Aguirre, accused his superiors of misconduct in the case, bringing criticism from Congress and embarrassment to the S.E.C.

Tulare County District Attorney's Office denies request to settle with suspect in Sheriff Department detective's slaying
The Tulare County District Attorney's Office has decided not to settle with the man accused of killing a Tulare County Sheriff's Department detective in December 2007, leaving his fate up to a jury.

SEC paying $755K to settle with fired lawyer
The Securities and Exchange Commission is paying $755,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former staff lawyer who accused the agency of blocking his investigation of a prominent hedge fund. The SEC settlement of Gary Aguirre's wrongful termination claim resolved a... Hedge fund - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Lawsuit - Business - Securities and Exchange Commission

Lawyer: Mayor late to pay fees
The attorney for McComb Police Chief Greg Martin says Mayor Zach Patterson should be held in contempt of court because the mayor hasnt paid the chief $4,500 in legal fees, despite the passing of a deadline ordered by a judge to do so.

Stuart attorney named to 'rising star' list
The June issue of Florida Super Lawyers named attorney Jason L. Williams as one of the 2010 Florida Rising Stars in the practice area of general personal injury plaintiff. Super Lawyers 2010 Florida Rising Stars is the listing of top lawyers who are 40 and younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Disbarred lawyer sentenced for grand larceny
GOSHEN Disgraced Middletown lawyer F. Daniel Blizard got a measure of mercy from the court on Tuesday as he was sentenced for stealing money from a clients escrow account.

Defense attorney: Man accused of shooting at deputies was drunk
Man also accused in Missouri killing

Ind. attorney general filing suit over alleged scam against foreclosure victims
(WHAS11)�- The Indiana attorney general is filing a lawsuit against a California company who they say tried to scam foreclosure victims. � Greg Zoeller says PFS Financial Corporation violated the state's consumer protection laws and did not register the business with the secretary of state. � Larry Gren says he heard the business advertising on satellite radio and contacted them for a lower ...

SEC Paying $755K to Settle With Fired Lawyer
SEC paying $755K to settle with former staff lawyer who investigated prominent hedge fund Hedge fund - Business - Investing - Funds - Information and Service Providers