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Attorney allowed to participate in North Lake proceedings (Coppell Gazette)
Judge Mark Greenberg, in Dallas County Court at Law No. 3, sided with the Coppell Independent School District Friday, ruling to admit special attorney Robert Freilich as counsel in the North Lake proceedings.
Attorney allowed to participate in North Lake proceedings (McKinney Messenger)
Judge Mark Greenberg, in Dallas County Court at Law No. 3, sided with the Coppell Independent School District Friday, ruling to admit special attorney Robert Freilich as counsel in the North Lake proceedings.
Former Summerville attorney sentenced for money laundering (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Charleston-AP) May 12, 2006 - Former attorney Charles Feeley of Summerville has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a money-laundering scheme.
THE JUDGE: LAWYER REFUSED TO FIGHT FOR ME (Sunday Mail)
MY two business partners rippedme off and the firm went bust. I got a loan to take them to court but ended up deeper in debt. My lawyer is now refusing to act for me. Can he do this?
Madison County attorney calls Vela attorney's motion frivolous (Sioux City Journal)
MADISON, Neb. (AP) -- The Madison County attorney on Friday said it was "mean-spirited conjecture" to suggest that his alleged friendship with a convicted drug dealer tainted the trials of two of men convicted of killing five people in a Norfolk bank.
Former Qwest exec ignored NSA request, citing privacy concerns, lawyer says (Sioux City Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Telecommunications giant Qwest refused to provide the government with access to telephone records of its 15 million customers after deciding the request violated privacy law, a lawyer for a former company executive said Friday.
Harold Wrigglesworth, 88; Oldest Practicing Lawyer in Malaysia (Los Angeles Times)
Harold Leonard Wrigglesworth, 88, Malaysia's oldest practicing lawyer, died Friday in a Kuala Lumpur hospital after being attacked in his home, according to the Malaysian Bar Council.
Lawyer tackles Katrina claims (Miami Herald)
A private jet is waiting for Richard Scruggs, but first the millionaire lawyer wants to squeeze in a quick lunch. Smiles and nods greet him as he walks into Lu-Cher Doe's Diner, a soul-food restaurant down the street from his law office.
Recall: Trustees hire attorney (Westland Observer)
Following a big week for a grassroots opposition group, members of the Livonia Public Schools Board of Education aren't backing down. In fact, the board members targeted for recall are bracing for the legal process by hiring an attorney.
N.H. woman wants to talk about murder charges, lawyer says no (Lowell Sun)
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A woman accused of killing her boyfriend and burning his body on her Epping farm has been ordered by her lawyer to stop talking to reporters.
Attorney accused of retail fraud, eBay scam (Farmington Observer)
She's educated, articulate, an attorney and, apparently, she's a skilled thief.
Young lawyers battle in attorney general primary (Arkansas News Bureau)
By Aaron Sadler Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - In sound bites and speeches, the men who would be attorney general are a cop, a soldier and a prosecutor.
Lawyer tackles Katrina claims (Miami Herald)
A private jet is waiting for Richard Scruggs, but first the millionaire lawyer wants to squeeze in a quick lunch. Smiles and nods greet him as he walks into Lu-Cher Doe's Diner, a soul-food restaurant down the street from his law office.
Lawyer: Hornets are Louisiana's to lose (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn said the NBA club is Louisiana's to lose, stressing that relocation would be certain if the state and city can't come up with a plan to get a promised new practice facility built next to the New Orleans Arena.
Young lawyers battle in attorney general primary (Arkansas News Bureau)
By Aaron Sadler Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - In sound bites and speeches, the men who would be attorney general are a cop, a soldier and a prosecutor.
Report: Lawyer had role in Putin smear (UPI)
LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- A new document puts a British lawyer, killed in a questionable helicopter crash, at the heart of secret bid to discredit top Russian officials, a report says.
Secretary of State Worley settles with fired attorney (The Daily Comet)
Secretary of State Nancy Worley agreed to a $250,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed against her by a former state attorney who said he was fired for religious and free speech issues.
Secretary of State Worley settles with fired attorney (al.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Secretary of State Nancy Worley agreed to a $250,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed against her by a former state attorney who said he was fired for religious and free speech issues.
Secretary of State Worley settles with fired attorney (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Secretary of State Nancy Worley agreed to a 250-thousand dollar settlement in a lawsuit filed against her by a former state attorney who said he was fired for religious and free speech issues.
Attorney General's Office Reviewing Activities Of Closed Furniture Store (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The state attorney general's office is reviewing the activities of a Lexington furniture store after the store allegedly accepting thousands of dollars for furniture that was never delivered.
Lawyer: Hornets are Louisiana's to lose (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn said the NBA club is Louisiana's to lose, stressing that relocation would be certain if the state and city can't come up with a plan to get a promised new practice facility built next to the New Orleans Arena.
Secretary of State Worley settles with fired attorney (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Secretary of State Nancy Worley agreed to a 250-thousand dollar settlement in a lawsuit filed against her by a former state attorney who said he was fired for religious and free speech issues.
District Attorney Announces Cash for Guns (News Channel 9 Syracuse)
Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick plans to launch a new program later this week that would offer cash in exchange for illegal guns.
Attorney's death complicates CHP trial (The Davis Enterprise)
Published May 05, 2006 - 16:30:21 CDT. Kevin Clymo, the Sacramento criminal defense attorney representing the accused killer of California Highway Patrol Officer Andy Stevens, died Wednesday night, leaving a legal community in mourning.
Qwest denied NSA request, lawyer says (Akron Beacon Journal)
Telecommunications giant Qwest refused to provide the government with access to telephone records of its 15 million customers after deciding the request violated privacy law, a lawyer for a former company executive said Friday. For a second day, the former National Security Agency director defended the spy agency's activities.
Nebraska's Attorney General Worried About Stalker (KETV.com)
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning wants an accused stalker to keep his distance.
West Hazleton hopes new labor attorney can help police situation (Standard Speaker)
By AMANDA CHRISTMAN West Hazleton Borough Council has hired a new labor attorney in the hopes that it can move along with police negotiations. Attorney Dick Goldberg of Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn of Kingston will go to bat for the borough to rectify issues with its laid-off police officers.
Qwest's Refusal of N.S.A. Query Is Explained (New York Times)
Qwest turned down requests for private telephone records because it concluded that doing so would violate federal privacy laws, a lawyer said.
Attorney General to pursue appeal of judge's decision (Tri-State Media)
PRINCETON-The Indiana State Attorney's office has agreed to a request from Gibson County Prosecutor Rob Krieg, and will file an appeal of a judge's May 3 decision to throw out charges against a defendant accused of drug possession.
China resumes prosecution of Times researcher, lawyer says (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Chinese prosecutors have issued a new indictment against jailed China-based New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, two months after dropping charges of leaking state secrets, his lawyer has said.
Attorney General Gas Gouging Hotline (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
If you suspect a gas station might be price gouging, you can call a hotline setup by the Indiana Attorney General. The number is 866-241-9753. You can also file a complaint on-line by clicking here .
'I am ready to die,' Saddam tells lawyer (New York Daily News)
A defiant Saddam Hussein has told his lawyer he's not afraid of the hangman's noose.
Bush nominates deputy prosecutor to become Vt. U.S. attorney (The Burlington Free Press)
President Bush on Friday nominated Thomas D. Anderson to become Vermont's next top federal prosecutor. Anderson, an assistant U.S. attorney, needs the approval of the Senate to become U.S. Attorney for Vermont.
China revives case against NYT researcher (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
China has revived the case of a detained New York Times researcher which was dropped in March, raising hopes at the time of his imminent release, his lawyer said on Monday.
Attorney to weigh in on Trinidad Head concerns (Times-Standard)
TRINIDAD -- City Attorney Jeffrey Guttero will soon look into the legality of the city's permitting processes for Trinidad Head developments -- a request that generated lengthy debate at the Council level Wednesday.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Announces Vanessa Blackmore, Leading U.K. Lawyer, to Join Firm (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, the pre-eminent international law firm, today announced that Vanessa Blackmore, a leading corporate lawyer in the U.K., will join the firm as a partner later this year.
Petoskey to resume attorney evaluation discussions (Petoskey News-Register)
Petoskey City Council members will continue their discussion of how the city attorney's performance might be evaluated when they meet Monday, May 15. The regular council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday at city hall, 101 E. Lake St.
Lawyer Ron back at Churchill after surgery (Thoroughbred Times)
Arkansas Derby (G2) winner Lawyer Ron returned to trainer Bob Holthus's barn at Churchill Downs early Monday morning following surgery to remove bone chips from his right front fetlock and right hind fetlock.
Crisis brought family’s third generation to city attorney’s office (Kewanee Star Courier)
When Patricia Blachinsky was a young girl and her grade school principal mother had a night meeting, she would ride with her father to Galva where he was city attorney, and sit up front in “press row” with the reporters while the Galva City Council held its monthly meeting.
Lawyer Ron still possible for Preakness (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Trainer Robert Holthus said yesterday that Lawyer Ron is being examined and that no final decision on his Preakness status has been made.
Secretary of State Worley settles with fired attorney (WPMI 15)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Secretary of State Nancy Worley agreed to a $250,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed against her by a former state attorney who said he was fired for religious and free speech issues.
Gansler Announces Attorney General Candidacy (Washington Post)
Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas Gansler is officially in the race for state Attorney General.
Knoxville lawyer sentenced in DUI case (Knoxville News Sentinal)
SEVIERVILLE — A Knoxville lawyer, James Joseph Montague Jr., pleaded guilty today to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Montague pleaded in Sevier County General Sessions Court after Knox County judges recused themselves because of their association with Montague.
Hollinger Inc. to co-operate with U.S. Attorney in case against Black, others (CNews)
TORONTO (CP) - Hollinger Inc. (TSX:HLG.C), a Canadian holding company formerly controlled by Conrad Black, has signed a deal to co-operate with the U.S. Attorney's Office in its criminal prosecution of Black and several others.
Gansler Announces Campaign For Md. Attorney General (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas Gansler officially enters the race for Maryland attorney general.
Gansler joins race for Md. attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Montgomery County state's attorney will vie for position vacated by Curran Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler joined the race for state attorney general today, announcing his candidacy across the street from the courthouse where sniper John Muhammad is on trial.
Gansler Enters Md. Attorney General Race (Washington Post)
Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler today launched his campaign to be Maryland's next attorney general, seeking the Democratic nomination to fill the seat being vacated by five-term incumbent J. Joseph Curran Jr.
Gansler joins race for Md. attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Montgomery County prosecutor will vie for position vacated by Curran Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler joined the race for state attorney general today, announcing his candidacy across the street from the courthouse where sniper John Muhammad is on trial.
Lawyer Ron Back at Churchill After Surgery (BloodHorse)
Grade II winner Lawyer Ron, who ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was returned to trainer Bob Holthus at Churchill Downs following surgery to remove bone chips.
Former top federal trial lawyer to take Kennedy cousin case to Supreme Court (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HARTFORD, Conn. The lawyer who helped George W. Bush win the 2000 presidential election plans to help Michael Skakel appeal his murder conviction to the Supreme...