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Defense attorney's opening salvo at patronage trial (KTRE-TV East Texas)
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 (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
CHICAGO A defense attorney says prosecutors at a trial starting this week are trying to embarrass Chicago's mayor.
Attorney for suspected murderer asks judge for mor (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
The woman accused of killing her fiance's two-year-old son in January did not enter a plea in court on Monday. The attorney for 26- year-old Sarah Ann Beaudoin asked Judge Thomas Deister for a 30 day continuance.
Republican Farr announces bid for attorney general (Boston Globe)
State Rep. Robert Farr, R-West Hartford, will announce Tuesday that he plans to run for attorney general against Democrat Richard Blumenthal, a Republican spokesman said.
KU hospital attorney to meet with judge Wednesday (Kansas City Star)
An attorney for the University of Kansas Hospital is now expected to go before a judge Wednesday concerning the case of the 14-year-old boy who has been declared brain dead.
Prosecutors rewrote Enron history: Skilling lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Prosecutors rewrote the history of Enron Corp. and intimidated witnesses to wrongly charge former CEO Jeffrey Skilling for crimes he never committed, his lawyer told the jury at his criminal trial on Tuesday.
Muniz Appoints City Attorney, Legal Counsel (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Kenner Mayor-Elect Ed Muniz has appointed 5th Circuit Court of Appeal Judge James Cannella to the position of city attorney and chief legal counsel.
Skilling's Lawyer Makes Closing Arguments (ABC News)
Skilling's Lawyer Makes Closing Arguments in Enron Fraud and Conspiracy Trial
Lawyer Sues Angels After Man Denied Mother's Day Bag (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A San Diego lawyer is suing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team for what he calls sex and age discrimination.
Skilling lawyer tries to persuade jury as trial end looms (Market Watch)
HOUSTON (MarketWatch) -- The lead defense lawyer for Jeffrey Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron, wrapped up more than three months of testimony Tuesday by telling jurors that while his client may be guilty of mistakes ahead of the collapse of the world's biggest energy-trading house, he was not a criminal.
Gateway Embezzlement Lawyer in Contempt? (KFSN-TV Fresno)
A lawyer in a high-profile embezzlement case is in trouble with a Fresno County judge, and it could delay the start of a trial.
Sprint Nextel among Florida attorney general's targets (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist is investigating a handful of phone companies, including Sprint Nextel Corp., for unauthorized charges that appeared on consumers' bills for an Internet shopping service.
San Diego lawyer targets promotions aimed at women, other groups (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Times reports a lawyer who sued the Los Angeles Angels over a Mother's Day promotion has filed dozens of such lawsuits.
Enron fraud charges 'absurd': defense attorney (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The government has piled "absurd" charges on his client and bullied witnesses into supporting its case, a defense attorney said during closing arguments in the fraud and conspiracy trial against former Enron executives Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay.
Republican Farr announces bid for attorney general (Stamford Advocate)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Acknowledging that he faces an uphill battle, state Rep. Robert Farr, R-West Hartford, said Tuesday that he will challenge popular Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in November.
Republican Farr announces bid for attorney general (Norwalk Advocate)
Acknowledging that he faces an uphill battle, state Rep. Robert Farr, R-West Hartford, said Tuesday that he will challenge popular Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in November.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on One-Sided Cell Phone Contracts (SYS-CON Media)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the issue of permitting states to protect consumers against one-sided cell phone contracts. Cox filed an Amicus brief requesting the Court to grant certiorari so the issue can be decided. Thirty-five other state Attorneys General joined Cox's request.
Fletcher's Attorney Asks for Special Judge in Patronage Case (WAVE 3 Louisville)
An attorney for Gov. Ernie Fletcher is asking for a new judge to preside in the case charging the first-term Republican with illegally rewarding political supporters with state jobs after he took office.
Enron fraud charges 'absurd': defence attorney (Channel NewsAsia)
HOUSTON, United States : The government has piled "absurd" charges on his client and bullied witnesses into supporting its case, a defence attorney said during closing arguments in the fraud and conspiracy trial against former Enron executives Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay.
Judge Dismisses Lawyer's Lawsuit Over Website (GigaLaw.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."
Skilling's Lawyer Makes Closing Arguments (ABC News)
Skilling's Lawyer Makes Closing Arguments in Enron Fraud and Conspiracy Trial
Enron fraud charges 'absurd': defense attorney (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The government has piled "absurd" charges on his client and bullied witnesses into supporting its case, a defense attorney said during closing arguments in the fraud and conspiracy trial against former Enron executives Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay.
Pain At The Pump: Attorney General To Investigate Little Green Pill Claims (WESH via Yahoo! News)
After seeing the WESH 2 I-Team report about the little green pill, which claims to improve gas mileage, the Florida Attorney General has launched an investigation of their own.
City Attorney plans public forum on cross (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
The San Diego City Attorney's Office will hold a community forum Thursday at City Hall to discuss the legal options that are available to San Diego regarding the Mount Soledad cross. The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the chambers of city council.
Attorney General Urges for Immigration Legislation (The Online NewsHour)
Amid continued debate over immigration reform, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales hopes to see an immigration bill pass through the House and Senate by the end of the year.
Prosecution Fabricated Its Case, Skilling Attorney Tells Jurors (The Tampa Tribune)
HOUSTON - The government bore down on Enron Corp. as it would the Mafia, intimidating top lieutenants into pointing fingers at their bosses because someone had to pay for crimes that preceded the company's stunning collapse, the attorney for former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling said Tuesday.
Weapons cache "a beat up" - lawyer (NZCity)
The case of the Christchurch man found with a cache of weapons in his garage has been described as a "beat up" by the man's lawyer. Kenneth Hawkins was arrested in April after police searched his Hoon Hay property where they found restricted military equipment and drugs.
Lawyer for Skilling: Case was contrived (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
HOUSTON -- The government bore down on Enron Corp. as it would the Mafia, the lawyer for former CEO Jeffrey Skilling said yesterday. It intimidated top lieutenants into pointing fingers at their bosses because someone had to pay for crimes that preceded the company's collapse.
Gansler enters fray for attorney general (Gazette.Net)
BALTIMORE — Former U.S. senator Joseph D. Tydings looks at Montgomery County State’s Attorney Douglas F. Gansler and sees an echo of the past.
Citizens group's lawyer to step down (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The lawyer for a group wrangling over the future of Seattle's two daily newspapers has decided to step down from that position.
Disbarred Attorney Awarded Fees on Quantum Meruit Basis (Law.com)
New York's Appellate Division, 2nd Department, has clarified how courts should approach applications for attorney fees by lawyers who have been disbarred.
Homicide trial gets delayed due to attorney's illness (The Marshall News Messenger)
The murder trial of Brandon "Bam" DeShun Starling was temporarily delayed Tuesday due to his attorney's illness.
Old-school lawyer takes over bar group (The Star-Ledger)
Wayne Positan is, in many ways, an old-school lawyer who clings fast to precedent and history.
Surgery to keep Lawyer Ron in the barn (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron won't run in the Preakness after all. The colt who won six in a row before finishing 12th in the Kentucky Derby will have surgery today to remove a small chip from his right hind ankle.
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.
Disbarred Attorney Awarded Fees on Quantum Meruit Basis (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New York's Appellate Division, 2nd Department, has clarified how courts should approach applications for attorney fees by lawyers who have been disbarred. The opinion dealt with possible fees owed to a personal injury attorney who was disbarred for conduct unrelated to the case in question.
Citizens group loses lawyer who also represents union (Seattle Times)
The citizens committee fighting both Seattle daily newspapers in court has lost its lawyer. Dmitri Iglitzin said Tuesday he has concluded...
Services set for Bill Farrell, former CC town attorney (The Arizona Republic)
Funeral services for former Cave Creek Town Attorney Bill Farrell will be held Thursday.
Lawyer M Ravi says he is not acting for the Singapore Democratic Party anymore (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: The lawyer for the Singapore Democratic Party, M Ravi has issued a letter to lawyers for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, informing them that he no longer acts for the SDP in the defamation suit filed by the two leaders.
Skilling attorney's closer: No fraud (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The government bore down on Enron Corp. as it would the Mafia, intimidating top lieutenants into pointing fingers at their bosses because someone had to pay for crimes that preceded the company's stunning collapse, the attorney for former chief executive officer Jeffrey Skilling said yesterday.
Lawyer says prosecutors ‘manufactured’ case (The State)
HOUSTON — The government bore down on Enron Corp. as it would the Mafia, intimidating top lieutenants into pointing fingers at their bosses because someone had to pay for crimes that preceded the company’s stunning collapse, the lawyer for former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling said Tuesday.
Lawyer Seriously Injured in Accident (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- Lawyer Daniel Moody was seriously injured in a two-car accident early Tuesday on U.S. 17 just north of Bartow. The collision left parts of that highway closed for several hours.
Lawyer: Girl started fire, but didn't mean to kill father (phillyburbs.com)
PHILADELPHIA - A teen charged with setting the house fire that killed her father, a police officer, was a troubled girl who only wanted to hurt herself, her lawyer said.
Attorney for robbery suspect tells jury her client was insane (Orlando Sentinel)
All Dexter McWhite wanted when he got out of jail was to take his grandkids to McDonald's, according to his attorney.
County Attorney | By beating Cegelka, Roberts likely to be county attorney (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Attorney Larry Roberts crushed Councilman Bill Cegelka by an almost two-to-one margin in a bitter Democratic primary election for Fayette county attorney yesterday.
Funeral for ex-Cave Creek town attorney is Thursday (The Arizona Republic)
CAVE CREEK - A funeral for former Town Attorney Bill Farrell will be Thursday. Farrell, 65, died Friday after a nine-month battle with lung cancer.
Lawyer blasts Enron case (Pioneer Press)
HOUSTON — The government bore down on Enron as it would the Mafia, intimidating top lieutenants into pointing fingers at their bosses because someone had to pay for crimes that preceded the company's collapse, the lawyer for former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling said Tuesday.
Lawyer blasts Enron case (Pioneer Press)
HOUSTON — The government bore down on Enron as it would the Mafia, intimidating top lieutenants into pointing fingers at their bosses because someone had to pay for crimes that preceded the company's collapse, the lawyer for former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling said Tuesday.
Defense attorney wants ex-lawyer not to talk (phillyburbs.com)
A lawyer representing a woman accused of killing her brother-in-law by serving him fruit juice laced with antifreeze is seeking to keep her former defense attorney from talking publicly about the case.
Attorney for robbery suspect tells jury her client was insane (Sun-Sentinel)
All Dexter McWhite wanted when he got out of jail was to take his grandkids to McDonald's, according to his attorney.