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Povich Lawyer Asks Court to Dismiss Case (ABC News)
Maury Povich Lawyer Asks Court to Dismiss Producer's Harassment Lawsuit
Fired employees are scapegoats, their attorney says (The State Journal-Register)
An attorney representing two state employees fired for allegedly tampering with job applications said Thursday that his clients are scapegoats for Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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.
Jackley Nominated For SD US Attorney (KELOLAND)
The White House has nominated Rapid City lawyer Marty Jackley to be the US attorney for South Dakota . The state has been without a permanent US attorney since James McMahon left the office early last year to return to private practice.
Attorney faces sentencing for violating order (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City attorney who is defending a teen charged with causing a fatal accident is in trouble himself in a downstate criminal case.
Employment Lawyer (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Barquist, 52, has been a lawyer for over 27 years. In her current role as a deputy city attorney, she represents the Los Angeles police and fire departments, among other agencies, with respect to employment issues.
Attorney General stumps for Bush's immigration plan (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Friday defended President Bush's call for immigration reform that secures the nation's borders but also offers a path to citizenship...
Ka Bel's lawyer appeals to Judge Delorino (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of party-list Rep. Crispin Beltran of Anakpawis on Friday filed a motion asking Judge Jenny Lind Delorino of Branch 137 of the Makati Regional Trial Court to reconsider her decision to recuse herself from trying the rebellion case involving the lawmaker.
Terror suspect's lawyer concerned about documents (CTV.ca)
The lawyer for an Egyptian terror suspect says he has concerns about the accuracy of translated documents used in his client's case.
Mozambique: Cardoso Murder - Lawyer Warns Against False Hopes (AllAfrica.com)
Lucinda Cruz, lawyer for the family of murdered Mozambican journalist Carlos Cardoso, has warned against "exaggerated expectations" arising from the decision of the Public Prosecutor's Office to charge businessman Nyimpine Chissano, the oldest son of former President Joaquim Chissano, with the murder.
Attorney Accused Of Shoplifting Sells Items On eBay (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
The Farmington Hills attorney who is accused of shoplifting and then selling the stolen items on eBay appeared in court on Thursday to face charges.
Former County Attorney Indicted For Indecency With A Child (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A former Cameron County Commissioner's Court Attorney is indicted with five counts of indecency with a child. According to authorities, Charles Douglas Wright exposed himself to five children under the age of 17 on South Padre Island back in April.
Attorney General stumps for President Bush's immigration plan (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
HOUSTON U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today defended President Bush's call for immigration reform.
Ianiero family lawyer says Mexican AG was rude (CTV.ca)
Representing the family of slain Canadian tourists Nancy and Domenic Ianiero, lawyer Eddie Greenspan blasted the Mexican investigator after a brief meeting, calling him arrogant, pompous and rude.
Attorney accused of shoplifting and selling stolen items (WOOD TV 8)
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. A Farmington Hills attorney who is accused of shoplifting and then selling the stolen items on e-Bay appeared in court to face charges. Lisa...
Syrian jailers are 'beating' detained rights lawyer (The Daily Star Lebannon)
A prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who was arrested this week is being subject to beatings, his brother said Friday, even as the European Union condemned Syria's latest crackdown on dissidents.
Attorney: RIAA Suit Against XM Is All About Control (Linux Pipeline)
An intellectual property attorney says that the recording industry's suit against XM Satellite Radio is not so much about money as it is about control -- and in particular, whether XM gives consumers too much leeway to choose, record, and save its digital-music streams.
Kim Komando: Specialty sites make finding a doctor or lawyer easy (The Times)
You use the Internet to research computers, televisions and other goods. So why not use it to research things that really matter? The Yellow Pages can't tell you if a doctor is good or a lawyer is worth a high fee. But a number of Web sites do.
Povich Lawyer Asks Court to Dismiss Case (ABC News)
Maury Povich Lawyer Asks Court to Dismiss Producer's Harassment Lawsuit
How Much Should I Expect to Pay a Lawyer to Draft a Basic Will? (Kiplinger Magazine via Yahoo! Finance)
Answers a frequently asked question on how much it will cost to hire a lawyer to draft a basic will for a pair of husband-and-wife, and suggests two do-it-yourself software that can save you money.
Milberg Weiss Fired as Special Counsel to Ohio Attorney General (Bloomberg.com)
May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro fired Milberg Weiss Bershad & Shulman as his special counsel today, one day after the law firm was indicted on charges of paying more than $11 million in kickbacks to clients.
Milberg Weiss Fired as Special Counsel to Ohio Attorney General (Bloomberg.com)
May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro fired Milberg Weiss Bershad & Shulman as his special counsel today, one day after the law firm was indicted on charges of paying more than $11 million in kickbacks to clients.
Lifting the Lid: NY lawyer contender for torts crown (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
John "Sean" Coffey, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. Naval officer, may be set to replace Melvyn Weiss and William Lerach as the most feared lawyer in corporate America.
Lawyer blasts Mexican attorney general over Ianiero case (CBC)
Prominent criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan blasted the Mexican attorney general investigating the slaying of a Canadian couple at a Cancun-area resort, accusing him of arrogance and rudeness.
Mexican AG probing slaying of Canadian couple blasted by family lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer representing the family of a Canadian couple murdered at a Cancun-area resort has accused the Mexican attorney general investigating the case of being arrogant and rude.
Attorney General steps into Meadow case (Independent)
The Attorney General is to intervene in an appeal, after a ruling that Professor Sir Roy Meadow should not have been struck off for giving mistaken evidence in the Sally Clark cot-death trial.
Milberg Weiss fired by Ohio attorney general (Boston Globe)
Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro on Friday fired Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP from a class-action lawsuit, a day after a federal grand jury indicted the firm for orchestrating a kickback scheme, a spokesman for Petro said.
Milberg Weiss fired by Ohio attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro on Friday fired Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP as special counsel on a class-action lawsuit, a day after a federal grand jury indicted the firm for orchestrating a kickback scheme, a spokesman for Petro said.
Attorney: 'Clothesline' Suspect Wanted To Slow Traffic (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The rope that left a Los Gatos motorcyclist in a temporary coma was strung across the roadway for safety reasons, says an attorney for one of the three people charged in the case.
Attorney to ask judge to reconsider dismissal of Bass Pro suit (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK An attorney for environmental groups suing to stop the construction of a shopping center in a wetlands area in North Little Rock says he will file a brief early next week asking a judge to reconsider the suit's dismissal.
US Attorney Gen in 'linguistic snare' over English (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush has long opposed making English the country's national language, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday, a day after the Senate voted to do so, but the White House said later Gonzales had got caught in a "linguistic snare."
Lawyer: Hoffa informant first talked in 1976 (Knoxville News Sentinal)
DETROIT - The informant described as spurring the search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains on property now known as Hidden Dreams Farm is an ailing prison inmate who, according to his former lawyer, first told the FBI about the location 30 years ago.
Kim Komando: Specialty sites ease search for doctor or lawyer (The Times)
You use the Internet to research computers, televisions and other goods. So why not use it to research things that really matter? The Yellow Pages can't tell you if a doctor is good or a lawyer is worth a high fee. But a number of Web sites do.
Court disbars New Iberia lawyer for misconduct (2theadvocate.com)
LAFAYETTE — The state Supreme Court has disbarred a New Iberia lawyer on allegations that include an attempt to charge $12,500 in legal fees for writing a one-page demand letter and defrauding a blind woman into signing a personal-injury contingency agreement by telling her it was routine paperwork.
District attorney faces opposition (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
05.19.06 - Former Deputy District Attorney Jill Ravitch supported Stephan Passalacqua's campaign to become Sonoma County district attorney in 2002 to clean up an office which had been publicly criticized for messy management and botched cases.
Court disbars defense lawyer (The Wichita Eagle)
The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred a Wichita criminal defense lawyer a year after he tested positive for cocaine during a murder trial.
Perez Is Eligible to Run For Attorney General (Washington Post)
Montgomery County Council member Tom Perez is eligible to run for Maryland attorney general, despite not having joined the state's bar until 2001, according to a legal opinion the state issued yesterday.
Cannon, former county attorney, fights eviction (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Former Salt Lake County Attorney Ted Cannon - who was prosecuted for sexual harassment in the 1980s - is back in court, this time fighting an eviction. In asking a judge to oust Cannon from an apartment, the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City has cited "terrible" odors coming from his apartment, threats Cannon allegedly made to shoot a manager who wanted to inspect it and disputes with other
Attorney for teens says charges undeserved (Kansas City Star)
An attorney for two middle school students said prosecutors went too far by charging his clients in incidents that amounted to nothing more than a prank and an inappropriate comment.
Lawyer had to prod FBI on Hoffa search (Pioneer Press)
DETROIT — Federal authorities sat on the tip about former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa being buried on a Milford Township, Mich., horse farm for several months until a lawyer for the tipster threatened to go public, the Detroit Free Press learned Friday.
Lawyer says infant had proper care before death (Calgary Sun)
The doctor responsible for the care of an infant who died at Alberta Children's Hospital did nothing negligent in the boy's care, her lawyer said yesterday.
Some Ads Recruiting "Secret Shoppers" Are Scams, Attorney General Nixon says (Kansas City InfoZine)
Consumers who respond to newspaper ads recruiting "secret shoppers" should beware of scams that could cost them hundreds of dollars, Attorney General Jay Nixon says.
Lawyer says FBI was told of Hoffa site in '76 (Chicago Tribune)
The informant who is spurring the search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains on property now known as Hidden Dreams Farm is an ailing prison inmate who told the FBI about the location 30 years ago, the tipster's former lawyer said Friday.
CAMPAIGN 2006: Attorney General / L.A. city attorney fighting to raise profile (San Francisco Chronicle)
Rocky Delgadillo's dad was prescient when he picked his son's nickname back in 1960. "Dad thought it was a great name for a fighter, an underdog," said Delgadillo, the Los Angeles city attorney. "He didn't want me to be quitter." Now Delgadillo,...
Port Royal's private meeting was illegal, press attorney says (The Post and Courier)
BEAUFORT - Port Royal officials violated state law when they met in private this week to discuss the future of the town's port without releasing an agenda to the public, a South Carolina media attorney says.
Lawyer challenges Constitutional Court verdict invalidating April 2 election (MCOT)
BANGKOK, May 20 (TNA) - Objecting to a Constitutional Court verdict to nullify the April 2 general election, a Thai lawyer has submitted a petition to many state agencies, requesting that the verdict be revoked.
UK attorney general repeats calls for closure of Guantanamo (Islamic Republic News Agency)
UK Attorney General - Guantanamo Britain's Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, Saturday repeated his call for the closure of the US concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, suggesting the regime of holding prisoners with trial or charge was damaging freedom and democracy.
Attorney General Warns Of Flood Scams (WLBZ Bangor)
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- With flood recovery underway, the New Hampshire attorney general says people should be wary of fund-raising scams and contractors trying to cash in on the disaster.
Attorney: Accused killer of USC player says he's innocent (The Houma Courier)
BATON ROUGE, La. - A man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of University of Southern California basketball player Ryan Francis says police have arrested the wrong man, his defense attorney says.
Seattle attorney, banker to lead Iowa bank (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Richard S. Swanson, a prominent Seattle attorney and banker, has been tapped to lead the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.