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Wind farm would kill few birds, lawyer says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A proposed Highland County wind farm would kill few birds, but its effect on bats is worthy of detailed study, the developer's lawyer says. The bat issue "is probably going to require most of our attention and resources going forward," lawyer John W. Flora of Harrisonburg said yesterday.
Ex-Attorney For Agency Faults Effect Of Politics (Washington Post)
The former top attorney for Montgomery County's planning agency says she resigned because the agency, which has been blamed for building violations, has become "dysfunctional" and increasingly politicized.
District attorney's office moving (Clovis News Journal)
The lack of sufficient office space at the Curry County Courthouse will soon be alleviated as the District Attorney’s office prepares to move to a new location.
Lawyer Ron eager to state his case (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
LOUISVILLE, KY. -- As usual, Lawyer Ron was eager to go to work Monday morning. He pranced onto the Churchill Downs track before beginning his training. He galloped with his head high and pulling at the bit.
Lawyer says victim deserves millions (The State)
The lawyer for a Richland County girl fondled by an employee at a Columbia Wal-Mart in 2000 asked jurors Monday to consider awarding her more than $5 million.
Discounts for the uninsured: But deal between Wheaton Franciscan and attorney general will provide limited price breaks (The Journal Times)
MADISON - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare will charge uninsured patients the same amount that insured patients in the region pay, under a deal announced Monday by the state attorney general's office.
College briefs: Attorney is linked to marketing firm (Greensboro News-Record)
An attorney and a promotional brochure for a fledgling sports marketing firm that tried to sign football star Reggie Bush described NFL agent David Caravantes as an employee, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Ex-lawyer submits guilty plea (Kansas City Star)
A former Overland Park lawyer pleaded guilty Monday to stealing almost $300,000 from a Kansas City church where he served as treasurer.
Attorney wants vigil held (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Event at jail not a protest, Crosby says The attorney for the estate of an inmate slain at the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility has asked permission to have a candlelight vigil at the jail.
Beyond Ugliness Of Hate Crime, Tucson Attorney Finds Community Support (KOLD News 13 Tuscon)
"I hadn't experienced anything like that before," said Doris Reed, an attorney whose office was hit by vandals over the weekend, in what Tucson Police investigators are calling a hate crime.
Govt endangering asylum seekers: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)
A lawyer for Chinese asylum seekers has accused the immigration department of endangering their lives by allowing Chinese officials to interview them.
Govt endangering asylum seekers: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
A lawyer for Chinese asylum seekers has accused the immigration department of endangering their lives by allowing Chinese officials to interview them inside Australian detention centres.
Defense attorney claims client insane during showroom crash (Nevada Appeal)
The attorney for Travis Williams entered a plea of "not guilty by reason of insanity" for his client, who is accused of intentionally driving his truck into a Carson City auto showroom, narrowly missing two employees.
District attorney: ‘I did not commit any criminal act’ (Gwinnett Daily Post)
ATLANTA — Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Monday he did nothing wrong and did not injure a sheriff’s deputy during a March 31 incident stemming from an altercation with a deputy in a courtroom.
Lawyer for Semdinli Suspects Withdraws from Case (Zaman Online)
Ret. Col. Mehmet Gocmen, lawyer fro Gendarmerie non-commissioned officers Sergeant Major Ali Kaya and Ozcan Ildeniz, both arrested in connection with the incidents at Semdinli and Hakkari, resigned as the legal representative of both suspects.
Lawyer for Semdinli Suspects Withdraws from Case (Zaman Online)
Ret. Col. Mehmet Gocmen, lawyer fro Gendarmerie non-commissioned officers Sergeant Major Ali Kaya and Ozcan Ildeniz, both arrested in connection with the incidents at Semdinli and Hakkari, resigned as the legal representative of both suspects.
Attorney: ATM Photos Show Suspect Not At Party At Time Of Alleged Rape (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
An attorney has released pictures taken the night a woman alleges she was raped by three members of the Duke University lacrosse team.
Georgia deputy claims district attorney injured her shoulder (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Atlanta, Georgia-AP) May 1, 2006 - Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Monday that he did nothing wrong and did not injure a sheriff's deputy during a March 31st incident stemming from an altercation with a deputy in a courtroom.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Files Lawsuit to Ensure Michigan Receives Full Tobacco Payments (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney General Mike Cox filed a lawsuit today in Ingham Circuit Court aimed at obtaining and ensuring full payment to the State of Michigan by all the companies that are part of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement , including the three major cigarette manufacturers and more than 20 smaller companies.
Hicks punished for complaining: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
THE Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee, David Hicks, has been locked in solitary confinement in a concrete cell for 22 hours a day for the past six weeks, says his lawyer, Major Michael Mori. -
N.C. District Attorney Race Draws Attention Amid Duke Case (Fox News)
North Carolina District Attorney Mike Nifong to find out fate of Tuesday's Democratic primary in Durham while leading the rape investigation involving Duke University men's lacrosse team.
King of Prussia lawyer sued over living trusts (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The state Attorney General's Office filed a second lawsuit yesterday against a King of Prussia lawyer it sued in 2004 over his alleged involvement in a scheme to sell living trusts illegally to elderly investors. The office also filed a separate request for a court order to stop the sales by lawyer Brett B. Weinstein and 10 other defendants, pending the outcome of both lawsuits.
City Attorney Accused Of Videotaping Sex With Teen, Trying To Cover It Up (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for the city of North Miami is accused of having sex with a teenage prostitute, videotaping it and trying to cover it up.
North Miami City Attorney sought by detectives (Miami Herald)
Seven months after authoring a sworn statement admitting he had sex with an underage teenager, North Miami City Attorney Barry Kutun is a fugitive.
City Attorney Accused Of Videotaping Sex With Teen, Trying To Cover It Up (Local10.com)
A North Miami city attorney is suspected of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute, taping it and then trying to cover it up.
Attorney: ATM Pictures Provide Alibi For Duke Student (NBC 5 Chicago)
The attorney for a Duke University lacrosse player accused of rape releases pictures that he says bolsters his client's alibi.
County attorney’s home becomes a crime scene (Lincoln Journal Star)
The Johnson County Attorney’s home became a crime scene when a person broke in while he was out of town for the weekend.
Attorney General in Denver in anti-gang campaign (Rocky Mountain News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales unveiled a new radio ad in Denver today, aimed at reminding gang members that their families will suffer if they go to prison.
NEW YORK — Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich... (Pioneer Press)
NEW YORK — Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich Village. In the twilight of his life, he notices the advent of spring, the daily opera that plays on the streets of Manhattan, the small, simple pleasures that still stir his soul.
City liable for club owners' attorney fees, court rules (Tucson Citizen)
The city of Tucson must pay attorney fees for nightclub owners who successfully defended themselves in a "red tag" ordinance case. DV8 nightclub, 5851 E. Speedway Blvd., had received several notices or "red tags" of violating the city's ordinance against loud or unruly gatherings.
Lawyer admits teen shot bus driver (Knoxville News Sentinal)
DOVER, Tenn. — A lawyer acknowledged Tuesday that his 16-year-old client killed a school bus driver, but he told jurors the young man should not be convicted of first-degree murder because the shooting wasn’t premeditated.
Lawyer: Teen Didn't Plan Tenn. Bus Killing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer acknowledged Tuesday that his 16-year-old client killed a school bus driver, but he told jurors the young man should not be convicted of first-degree murder because the shooting wasn't premeditated.
Lawyer: Teen Didn't Plan Tenn. Bus Killing (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
DOVER, Tenn. (AP) - A lawyer acknowledged Tuesday that his 16-year-old client killed a school bus driver, but he told jurors the young man should not be convicted of first-degree murder because the shooting wasn't premeditated. Jason Clinard had been suicidal and depressed and was hearing voices in his head, attorney Worth Lovett said in his opening statement. Clinard, who was 14 at the time of
Lawyer: Teen Didn't Plan Tenn. Bus Killing (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer acknowledged Tuesday that his 16-year-old client killed a school bus driver, but he told jurors the young man should not be convicted of first-degree murder because the shooting wasn't premeditated. Jason Clinard had been suicidal and...
Ex-Tyco Int'l Attorney Pays $100,000 Fine (AP via Yahoo! News)
The former top attorney at Tyco International Ltd., the conglomerate embroiled in one of the most spectacular corporate scandals of recent years, is paying a $100,000 civil fine to settle regulators' charges involving $14 million in loans he got from the company.
Lawyer tells jurors teen was depressed, didn't plan to kill school bus driver (KTRE-TV East Texas)
DOVER, Tenn. A defense lawyer admits his 16-year-old client killed a Tennessee school bus driver, but says the shooting wasn't premeditated.
Lawyer tells jurors teen was depressed, didn't plan to kill school bus driver (WALB News 10)
DOVER, Tenn. A defense lawyer admits his 16-year-old client killed a Tennessee school bus driver, but says the shooting wasn't premeditated.
Lawyer tells jurors teen was depressed, didn't plan to kill school bus driver (ABC 7 El Paso)
DOVER, Tenn. A defense lawyer admits his 16-year-old client killed a Tennessee school bus driver, but says the shooting wasn't premeditated. In opening statements, Jason...
Lawyer tells jurors teen was depressed, didn't plan to kill school bus driver (KLAS)
DOVER, Tenn. A defense lawyer admits his 16-year-old client killed a Tennessee school bus driver, but says the shooting wasn't premeditated.
Lawyer tells jurors teen was depressed, didn't plan to kill school bus driver (WAVY 10)
DOVER, Tenn. A defense lawyer admits his 16-year-old client killed a Tennessee school bus driver, but says the shooting wasn't premeditated.
Lawyer for Semdinli Suspects Withdraws from Case (Zaman Online)
Ret. Col. Mehmet Gocmen, lawyer fro Gendarmerie non-commissioned officers Sergeant Major Ali Kaya and Ozcan Ildeniz, both arrested in connection with the incidents at Semdinli and Hakkari, resigned as the legal representative of both suspects.
Attorney Faces New Legal Trouble (KETV.com)
OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha attorney charged with attempting to molest a 14-year-old girl faces new legal troubles. Shaun Downey was booked on Monday for violating his probation. The probation was the result of a first-offense drunken driving conviction from last year.
Lawyer tells jurors teen was depressed, didn't plan to kill school bus driver (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DOVER, Tenn. A defense lawyer admits his 16-year-old client killed a Tennessee school bus driver, but says the shooting wasn't premeditated.
Former County Attorney Accused of Exposing Himself on the Beach (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A day on the beach has landed former Cameron County Attorney Doug Wright in trouble ... again. Wright was arrested Thursday morning on a beach at South Padre Island.
Hicks back in solitary: lawyer (The Daily Telegraph)
GUANTANAMO Bay detainee David Hicks complained about detention conditions to an Australian official and was placed back in solitary confinement the next day, his US military lawyer said.
Defense lawyer derides word of witnesses in Vegas bribery trial (KESQ)
LAS VEGAS In closing arguments in the G-Sting trial, the defense lawyer for Mary Kincaid-Chauncey says key prosecution witnesses were, quote "bought and paid for."
Lawyer Ron close to being sold (MSNBC)
Ron Bamberger, executor of the estate for the breeder and owner James T. Hines Jr., said Tuesday that serious negotiations were ongoing for the sale of Lawyer Ron, one of the favorites for the 132 nd Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
N. Carolina District Attorney Wins Primary (AP via Yahoo! News)
The district attorney prosecuting two Duke University athletes on rape charges fought off two challengers in the Democratic primary Tuesday, allowing him to remain in charge of the headline-grabbing case.
Mike Nifong Wins Election, Remains Durham District Attorney (Fox News)
District Attorney Mike Nifong will remain Durham County's top prosecutor after winning an election Tuesday in the midst of his aggressive investigation into rape allegations involving members of Duke University's lacrosse team.
North Carolina district attorney wins primary amid long shadow of Duke lacrosse case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
DURHAM, N.C., 6:31 p.m. May 2 (AP): The district attorney prosecuting two Duke University athletes on rape charges fought off two challengers in the Democratic primary Tuesday, assuring he will remain in charge of the headline-grabbing case.