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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.
Lawyer resigns from state bar in midst of disciplinary proceedings (Newport News-Times)
A long-time Newport lawyer resigned from the Oregon State Bar last month as formal disciplinary proceedings were pending against him. Patrick J. Stimac, who had been practicing law since 1981, was facing a string of allegations involving serious ethical violations.
Attorney General seeks $17 million from Brown & Williamson in tobacco case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., 8:49 a.m. May 17 (AP): Cigarette maker Brown & Williamson owes Florida $17 million as part of the landmark 1997 tobacco settlement after the company failed to report the sale of billions of cigarettes by a newly created subsidiary, Attorney General Charlie Crist said Wednesday.
Tenet-San Diego US Attorney settle charges (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Wednesday said it had agreed to pay $21 million in a civil settlement with a California U.S. Attorney to resolve long-running criminal charges of kickbacks to doctors, sending the hospital chain's shares higher.
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.
Syria arrests leading lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Syrian authorities arrested a prominent lawyer on Wednesday as they launched a wave of detentions of dissidents who have called for mending ties with Lebanon, political activists said.
Attorney General Rebuffs Critics of Immigration Plan (The Online NewsHour)
Despite continued debate over immigration reform in Congress, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he hoped to see an immigration bill passed by the end of the year.
Greenebaum lawyer to advise U of L president (BizJournals)
Vickie Yates Brown, a lawyer with Greenebaum Doll and McDonald PLLC, has been tapped to provide legal and business advice to University of Louisville president James Ramsey.
Lawyer Ron to miss Preakness (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
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.
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.
Syrian Detains Prominent Rights Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Police arrested Syria's leading human rights lawyer and five other activists Wednesday and a government newspaper rebuked those who had signed a petition calling for an improvement in relations with Lebanon.
Attorney General Shuts Down Little Green Pill Company (WESH via Yahoo! News)
The Texas Attorney General took action Wednesday against BioPerformance, the company that makes the little green pill.
Prominent Syrian human rights lawyer among six activists detained (CNews)
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian police arrested the country's leading rights lawyer and five other rights activists Wednesday, as a government newspaper rebuked those who had signed a petition calling for an improvement in Syrian-Lebanese relations.
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (KRON 4 Bay Area)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (WREG-TV Memphis)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (WSMV Nashville)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children." Gonzales and other federal...
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (WALB News 10)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (WTVM 9)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (ABC 7 El Paso)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children." Gonzales and other federal...
Polk switches roles, from defense attorney to witness (San Francisco Chronicle)
(05-17) 13:38 PDT MARTINEZ - Susan Polk stood before the court this morning, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth, relinquishing, for now, her role as defense attorney to become her own star witness. A standing-room-only crowd that...
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (KTRE-TV East Texas)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (WALB News 10)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
Attorney General announces new program against child pornography (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the country is in the "midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children." Gonzales and other federal...
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.
Lawyer John Marsden dead (7News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)
Sydney lawyer John Marsden has died after a long battle with cancer.
State Attorney Criticizes Commissioner Spending (WESH via Yahoo! News)
The state attorney in Orange County is criticizing the way Orlando city commissioners spend public tax dollars. Lawson Lamar's office investigated the city hall spending habits exposed by the WESH 2 I-Team.
Syrian Detains Prominent Rights Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Syrian police arrested the country's leading rights lawyer and five other activists Wednesday, bringing to nine the number of people detained this week in what a rights group described as the largest roundup of democracy campaigners in years.
State Attorney Criticizes Commissioner Spending (WESH)
The state attorney investigates Orlando city hall spending habits exposed by a WESH 2 I-Team report.
Syrian Detains Prominent Rights Lawyer (ABC News)
Prominent Syrian Human Rights Lawyer Among 6 Detained in Large Police Roundup
High-profile lawyer John Marsden dies (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)
High-profile Sydney lawyer John Marsden has died after a battle with cancer, his family says.
Syrian human rights lawyer 'held' (BBC News)
Syrian police arrest the country's leading human rights lawyer, Anwar al-Bunni, his family says.
High-profile lawyer John Marsden dies (Sydney Morning Herald)
High-profile Sydney lawyer John Marsden has died, his family says. Mr Marsden, who has been battling cancer, died in Turkey at 5.25am (AEST), his brother James said.
Lawyer John Marsden dies (The Daily Telegraph)
HIGH-profile Sydney lawyer John Marsden had died, his family said today. Mr Marsden, who has been battling cancer, died in Turkey at 5.25am (AEST) today, his brother James said.
Tribute to lawyer Marsden (News Interactive)
THE New South Wales Law Society has paid tribute to John Marsden as a highly principled and passionate lawyer.
Duke lacrosse player Seligmann's attorney hopes to argue motions Thursday (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Durham, NC-AP) May 17, 2006 - An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape plans to press for a variety of prosecution records when his client appears before a judge Thursday.
Seligmann's Attorney Hopes To Argue Motions Thursday (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape plans to press for a variety of prosecution records _ including the cell phone logs of the accuser _ when his client appears before a judge on Thursday.
U.S. attorney says local cocaine case has no federal element at this stage (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
There’s nothing coming federally,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Marino said Wednesday, speaking about the investigation into alleged local cocaine dealer Louis Benchino.
Wecht's lawyer reprimanded by judge (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A defense lawyer for former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril H. Wecht was scolded in court yesterday for failing to follow a judge's order.
Lawyer calls judge’s ‘premature’ (Sun Star)
“Premature.” This was how lawyer Joemax Ortiz called the decision of Kabankalan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 61 Judge Henry Arles appointing Rosalinda Garcia-Zayco as guardian of the five children of slain couple Francisco and Cindy Tan in Iloilo City Tuesday.
Nun broke no laws, attorney says (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — Sister Barbara Markey did not embezzle or otherwise misdirect $300,000 from the Omaha archdiocese family life office, her attorney says. Markey in January was fired as director of the office.
Disbarred attorney sentenced to 13 years in stabbing attack (Houston Chronicle)
A disbarred attorney is headed to prison for stabbing his ex-wife seven times in the back and knifing his former mother-in-law when she intervened in the attack. Scott Alan Neel, 46, was sentenced to 13 years Wednesday for aggravated assault of a family member and seven years for causing serious bodily injury to the elderly. The sentences will run concurrently.
Lawyer Hurt in Car Wreck Improves (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- Lawyer Daniel Moody continued to improve Wednesday from injuries he sustained in a two-car collision Tuesday morning. Moody, 49, remains on a ventilator in the intensive care unit at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, but he is conscious and able to move his toes, said his paralegal, Amy Shea.
Leading Syrian lawyer arrested (Gulf News)
Damascus: Syria's leading human rights lawyer is one of six pro-democracy activists arrested by the country's security police. His brother Akram said: "Anwar asked them to show him an arrest warrant, but they forced him into the car, and drove away while he was shouting for help."
Attorney General addresses skill games (CentralOhio.com)
COLUMBUS - With the issue of skill games heating up across the state, including Muskingum County, and several businesses being raided by law enforcement confiscating slot machines, Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro issued his guidelines for the games on Wednesday evening.
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.
Seligmann's Attorney Plans To Argue Motions (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
DURHAM, N.C. -- An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape plans to press for a variety of prosecution records when his client appears before a judge Thursday.
Civil Rights attorney calls on Congress to renew 41-year-old law (The Daily Comet)
Renowned Civil Rights attorney Fred Gray joined others in calling for the renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Gray, a Tuskegee lawyer who represented Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Junior in a long career, made the comments yesterday in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.