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Haynes and Boone attorney appointed bankruptcy court judge (Dallas Business Journal)
Longtime Haynes & Boone attorney Stacey G.C. Jernigan is leaving the firm to accept a federal appointment as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Texas, the firm said Monday.
Former top federal trial lawyer to take Kennedy cousin case to Supreme Court (WSMV Nashville)
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...
Former top federal trial lawyer to take Kennedy cousin case to Supreme Court (ABC 7 El Paso)
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...
Local News Mexicans should admit mistake lawyer says (Thunder Bay Post)
The lawyer representing Kimberly Kim and Cheryl Everall is getting impatient waiting for Mexican authorities to clear his clients.
Former top federal trial lawyer to take Kennedy cousin case to Supreme Court (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
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 Court.
Hollinger Inc. Signs Cooperation Agreement With United States Attorney's Office (SYS-CON Media)
Hollinger Inc. ('Hollinger') (TSX:HLG.C)(TSX:HLG.PR.B) today announced that it has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois ('USAO'). In signing the Agreement, Hollinger has agreed to fully cooperate with the USAO's ongoing investigation and prosecution of Conrad Black, Jack Boultbee, Peter Atkinson, Mark Kipnis and The
Canada's Hollinger Inc. to cooperate with U.S. Attorney (Crane's Chicago Business)
(Reuters) — Hollinger Inc., the former holding company of fallen newspaper baron Conrad Black, said on Monday it has signed a cooperation agreement with the United States Attorney's Office.
Former top federal trial lawyer to take Kennedy cousin case to Supreme Court (WLBT 3)
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 Court.
Former top federal trial lawyer to take Kennedy cousin case to Supreme Court (WAVY 10)
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 Court.
Lawyer: Time sheets show overtime (Benton Courier)
LITTLE ROCK - It's necessary to present time sheet after time sheet in the trial of Saline County Sheriff's Department deputies and employees versus Saline County to show that the plaintiffs did get paid for overtime, David Fuqua, the county's lawyer, said Tuesday in federal court.
Columbia attorney named young lawyer of the year (The Daily Comet)
A Columbia attorney was chosen as young lawyer of the year, the South Carolina Bar announced Monday.
DEPUTIES V. COUNTY: DAY NINE - Plaintiff's lawyer calls for mistrial, doesn't get it; sheriff's employees could have (Benton Courier)
One of the plaintiffs' attorneys in the sheriff's deputies' and employees' lawsuit against Saline County called for a mistrial Friday after stating that a question by the county‘s lawyer was “wholly improper.”
Lawyer: Deputies want what is ‘fair' (Benton Courier)
The lawyer representing deputies and other employees of the Saline County Sheriff's Department said during opening statements Tuesday afternoon that the plaintiffs are “simply asking (the jury) to be fair and pay them compensation they are entitled to by law.”
Ontario's pit bull ban an unconstitutional 'cheap fix' for government: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - Ontario's ban on pit bulls is unconstitutional because it labels a breed of dog dangerous regardless of its actions and threatens to jail owners who may not even know their dog is considered illegal, lawyer Clayton Ruby said Monday.
Mo. Attorney General Delays Taum Sauk Suit (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Nearly a month ago, Attorney General Jay Nixon said he would soon file criminal or civil charges against Ameren Corp. because of the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse. No suit has been filed, and a Nixon spokesman said the legal situation has changed, although he wouldn't elaborate.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Arrests Sexual Predator Named Before Congressional Subcommittee (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox announced today the arrest of Ken Gourlay, of Detroit, the Michigan man identified by name by alleged victim Justin Berry in testimony before the United States House of Representatives' subcommittee investigating the sexual exploitation of children over the Internet in Washington, D.C. last month, on ten felony counts.
Columbia attorney named young lawyer of the year (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) May 15, 2006 - The South Carolina Bar announced Monday it has chosen a Columbia attorney as its young lawyer of the year.
Defense attorney's opening salvo at patronage trial irks feds (Southern Illinoisan)
CHICAGO - Prosecutors want to embarrass Mayor Richard M. Daley or possibly even drive him from office, a defense attorney claimed Monday, launching the trial of the mayor's ex-patronage director and three others with a fiery salvo guaranteed to irk the government.
Lawyer: Talks Underway in Quattrone Case (KiplingerForecasts.com)
A defense lawyer says talks with the government to avert a third trial for powerful investment banker Frank Quattrone are underway.
New Attorney To Represent Michael Peterson In Civil Trial (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A former Durham mayoral candidate convicted in the 2001 staircase death of his wife will have a new attorney when he faces a civil lawsuit next month.
Lawyer: Talks Underway in Quattrone Case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Talks with the government to avert a third trial for powerful investment banker Frank Quattrone are under way, a defense lawyer wrote.
Lawyer: Talks Underway in Quattrone Case (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
NEW YORK (AP) - Talks with the government to avert a third trial for powerful investment banker Frank Quattrone are under way, a defense lawyer wrote.In a letter filed in the case in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, lawyer Mark F. Pomerantz told U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels that lawyers for Quattrone and the government are in a dialogue that might avoid the need for another trial.
Lawyer: Talks Underway in Quattrone Case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK (AP) - A defense lawyer says talks with the government to avert a third trial for powerful investment banker Frank Quattrone are underway. In a letter filed in the case in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, lawyer Mark F. Pomerantz told U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels that lawyers for Quattrone and the government are in a dialogue that might avoid the need for a third trial. The
Lawyer's Claim Over Defaced Web Site Is Dismissed (Law.com)
A Manhattan judge has dismissed a New York attorney's lawsuit against his aunt and uncle, in which he alleged the Florida couple defaced his Web site by replacing all of his postings with a photograph of the lawyer labeled "Pig of the Year," in which he leans back in a chair and appears to say, "I'm going to eat everything in site."
Officials try to repay victims of crooked attorney (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
In all, 45 victims lost $4.5 million, money that they had entrusted to an attorney.
Iowa's Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against "Risk Free" Company (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Des Moines, May 15th - Iowa attorney general Tom Miller says he'll take a Connecticut company to court over so called "risk free" offers.
Lacrosse Defense Attorney Concerned Over City Manager's Actions (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A defense attorney for one of three suspects charged in the Duke lacrosse rape investigation filed a hearing notice on Monday asking for the court to hear several motions when his client appears in court on Thursday.
Judge denies suspect's bid for new lawyer (The Herald-Sun)
An indicted murder suspect tried to ditch his lawyer in a court appearance Monday, but the judge wouldn't let him.
Pravin will not seek bail now: Lawyer (The Times of India)
MUMBAI: Pravin Mahajan will not apply for bail at this stage. His lawyer Nandkumar Rajurkar said: "I know for sure that any such plea will be rejected by the court at this point." Rajurkar, however, added that he would soon move a sessions court with an insanity plea on behalf of his client.
Defense attorney's opening salvo at patronage trial irks feds (Southern Illinoisan)
CHICAGO - Prosecutors want to embarrass Mayor Richard M. Daley or possibly even drive him from office, a defense attorney claimed Monday, launching the trial of the mayor's ex-patronage director and three others with a fiery salvo guaranteed to irk the government.
Lawyer: Times Researcher Indicted in China (AP via Yahoo! News)
Prosecutors have filed a new indictment against a detained Chinese researcher for The New York Times after a court dropped state secrets charges against him two months ago, his defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Blacksburg lawyer says he has state song (New River Current)
Blacksburg lawyer says he has state song If not for the throat-stripping high notes of "The Star Spangled Banner," Francis Scott Key might have gone down as another Georgetown lawyer. Perhaps he'd have been similar to Thomas DeBusk, a Blacksburg lawyer who recently penned a tune he hopes will become the Virginia state song.
Wood Brown III, 70, retired N.O. lawyer (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Wood Brown III, a retired New Orleans lawyer, died Thursday at his home in Mandeville. He was 70. Mr. Brown was born in New Orleans and was a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area.
Lawyer says Lakin's accusers will go before federal grand jury (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Federal investigators are probing allegations that prominent Madison County trial lawyer Tom Lakin sexually abused minors at his home last summer, says East Alton attorney Edward Unsell.
Iowa's Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against "Risk Free" Company (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Des Moines, May 15th - Iowa attorney general Tom Miller says he'll take a Connecticut company to court over so called "risk free" offers.
Glitter's appeal trial delayed: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The appeal trial of faded British glam rocker Gary Glitter, sentenced to three years in a Vietnamese jail for sexually abusing children, has been postponed, his lawyer has said.
Lawyer wants death penalty in Beslan case (Interfax)
VLADIKAVKAZ. May 16 (Interfax) - Nurpashi Kulayev, the only Beslan hostage taker caught alive, should get the death penalty as requested by Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Shepel, Taimuraz Chedzhemov, a lawyer for people affected by the school siege, told journalists on Tuesday.
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 .
Lawyer wants death penalty in Beslan case (Interfax)
VLADIKAVKAZ. May 16 (Interfax) - Nurpashi Kulayev, the only Beslan hostage taker caught alive, should get the death penalty as requested by Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Shepel, Taimuraz Chedzhemov, a lawyer for people affected by the school siege, told journalists on Tuesday.
Attorney Marvin Wodlinger succumbs at 72 (Bridgeton News)
MILLVILLE -- He was a great attorney to Millville for 45 years, and knew his stuff. He was part of many service organizations and helped to establish the seven-member freeholder board in Cumberland County.
Pit bull safe, loving pets, lawyer says in attacking ban (Vancouver Province)
TORONTO - Dangerous dogs and not just pit bulls should be the target of efforts to protect the public from unprovoked attacks, Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby argued Monday during a challenge of an Ontario law that effectively aims to ban the breed from the province.
Davis seeks probe of District Attorney's office (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
For the second time in three years District Judge Rick Davis has asked that a special administrative judge be appointed to investigate the Brazos County District Attorney's Office. In his 120-page request for a Court of Inquiry, Davis also launched a new accusation against an out-of-town judge who found no wrongdoing in the first inquiry. The judge, Davis says, was possibly swayed by an
Lawyer: Governor went too far (The State Journal-Register)
The lawyer for two former state hiring officials fired by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration claims that the governor's office overstepped its legal bounds by hiring a Chicago law firm to investigate the workers.
Former Butler County Attorney Found Dead In Florida (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Authorities in Florida said a former Butler County bankruptcy attorney killed himself Friday, the same day he was to appear in a Pittsburgh courtroom to be sentenced for stealing millions of dollars from clients.
Defense attorney's opening salvo at patronage trial (WAVY 10)
CHICAGO A defense attorney says prosecutors at a trial starting this week are trying to embarrass Chicago's mayor.
Former Butler County Attorney Found Dead In Florida (Action News 4 Pittsburgh)
Police said they found the body of Daniel Gates, formerly of Zelienople, outside his home in Ocala. According to reports, it appears he shot himself. Gates faxed his attorney earlier Friday to say he planned to take his life and apologized for his actions.
Defense attorney's opening salvo at patronage trial (WAVY 10)
CHICAGO A defense attorney says prosecutors at a trial starting this week are trying to embarrass Chicago's mayor.
Defense attorney's opening salvo at patronage trial (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
CHICAGO A defense attorney says prosecutors at a trial starting this week are trying to embarrass Chicago's mayor.
GMA aide, Pelaez lawyer met on ‘smear Erap’ drive (The Daily Tribune)
President Arroyo’s trusted aide and trouble shooter, presidential chief of staff Michael Defensor, yesterday let slip that he had met with the lawyer of Joelle Pelaez two weeks before the newspaper’s publication of the alleged P2-billion money laundering charges leveled against detained President Joseph Estrada and several bank officials, even as he denied that Malacañang had a hand in it.
Lawyer says info was public (Newsday)
Prospect's attorney challenges detective's claim on bid-rigging Wayne Prospect's defense lawyer yesterday battled with the undercover detective who made the bribery case against the former Suffolk lawmaker, challenging the officer's assertion that Prospect sought to circumvent county bidding laws.