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Murder suspect tries to fire attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
A Pembroke Pines man facing the death penalty if convicted in the murder of a Curious George collaborator tried to fire his defense attorney and plead guilty Thursday during a pretrial hearing.
Lawyer shot outside courthouse seeks $25 million from the state (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Hartford-AP, May 26, 2006 5:41 AM) _ A Waterbury lawyer who was injured in a shooting outside Middletown Superior Court last year is attempting to sue the state for $25 million.
Attorney: Family Repeatedly Sought Help for Troubled Son (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - The parents of Michael W. Kennedy repeatedly sought immediate psychiatric help for their son in the months before he stormed a Fairfax County ( website - news ) police station with assault weapons and killed two officers, the family's attorney said Thursday.
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 promotes Michael Wilson to gaming chief (Nevada Appeal)
Nevada Attorney General George Chanos has announced that Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney Michael Wilson will replace Keith Kizer as chief deputy attorney general of the Attorney General's Gaming Division.
Lawyer for nightclub fire defendant asks to withdraw from case (Norwalk Advocate)
A lawyer for one of the owners of The Station nightclub where a fire killed 100 people announced Thursday that he planned to drop out of the case, and a Boston-based defense attorney whose clients have included mob figures has asked to take his place.
Ethics complaint to target Ehrlich lawyer (Baltimore Sun)
Opponents of Dundalk LNG plant say he lobbied for dredging funding without registering Opponents of a liquefied natural gas facility in Dundalk said yesterday that they would file an ethics complaint against Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personal lawyer, accusing him of lobbying without registering and violating the state ban on fundraising by a lobbyist.
Deejay accused of fund-raising theft can't afford lawyer (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Former radio personality Todd Kelly Smith — facing theft charges for allegedly stealing charitable contributions made to fight a fatal disease that he falsely claimed he had — is applying for a public defender because his lawyer said Kelly could not afford to pay him.
Mozambique: Cardoso Murder: Nyimpine Chissano Loses His Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
The Mozambican Bar Association has ruled that prominent lawyer Albano Silva may not represent businessman Nyimpine Chissano, the oldest son of former president Joaquim Chissano, who has been provisionally charged with the November 2000 murder of the country's foremost investigative journalist, Carlos Cardoso.
Lawyer demands probe of Duke 'wanted' poster (Greensboro News-Record)
DURHAM (AP) — A lawyer for a Duke lacrosse player has asked for a police department internal investigation into a poster that he says unfairly implied all 46 team members were guilty of raping a woman hired to strip at an off-campus party.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Corbett Announces $23 Million Settlement With Time Warner Inc. (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that Time Warner Inc. and its subsidiary, America Online Inc. (AOL), along with their accounting firm Ernst & Young, and other defendants, have agreed to pay $23 million to settle allegations that they defrauded Pennsylvania teachers' and state workers' pension funds and two other Pennsylvania funds by reporting inflated revenue claims and employing
Lawyer for Sudan wants Cole lawsuit dropped (Navy Times)
RICHMOND, Va. — A lawyer for the Republic of Sudan urged a federal appeals court on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the families of the 17 sailors killed in the terrorist attack on the destroyer Cole.
Dassey Lawyer Says Plea Deal Offered (Channel 3000)
The 16-year-old accused of taking part in the alleged sexual assault and murder of Teresa Halbach last Halloween has been offered a plea deal, according to his lawyer.
Attorney challenges Duke team rape poster (UPI)
DURHAM, N.C., May 26 (UPI) -- An attorney for a Duke University lacrosse player said a Durham, N.C. police poster unfairly labeled the team as rapists before three players were charged.
District attorney to seek death penalty against alleged Flanigan Park shooter (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
District Attorney Michael A. Dinges today announced he will seek the death penalty against Kyion "Shark" Ball, who is accused in the shooting death of Michael K. Riley on March 27 in Flanigan Park.
Dassey asks for new attorney in murder case (Gazette Extra Sports)
MANITOWOC, Wis. - A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering and sexually assaulting a young woman with his uncle said Friday he wants a new attorney, a request that had both sides concerned about whether the uncle was influencing the teen.
U.S. Attorney Investigating Stolen Honors (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
On this Memorial Day, the U.S. Attorney's Office wants to bring your attention to something you might call a slap in the face to real war heroes.
British rights lawyer says she was barred from Israel (The Daily Star Lebannon)
A British human rights lawyer, who was involved in obtaining an arrest warrant for a retired Israeli officer for alleged war crimes in the Gaza Strip, said Friday she had been refused entry to Israel.Kate Maynard was detained by security officials at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday after flying to Israel to speak at a legal conference.
Dassey asks to replace his defense attorney (Wausau Daily Herald)
MANITOWOC — The teenager charged with his uncle in the sexual assault, killing and mutilation of Teresa Halbach has asked for a new attorney. Brendan Dassey, 16, made the request to replace attorney Len Kachinsky on Friday in Manitowoc County Circuit Court.
Lawyer demands investigation of Duke lacrosse “wanted” poster (News 14 Carolina)
(DURHAM) - The lawyer for a Duke lacrosse player wants an investigation into a poster that he says unfairly implied all 46 team members were guilty of raping a woman hired to strip at an off-campus party.
Lawyer demands investigation of Duke lacrosse 'wanted' poster (Fayetteville Observer)
A lawyer for a Duke lacrosse player has asked for a police department internal investigation into a poster and flyers that he says unfairly implied all 46 team members were guilty of raping a woman hired to strip at an off-campus party.
Attorney General Candidate Visits (R News)
One of the candidates in the crowded race for New York attorney general stopped in Rochester Friday. After a rally organized by Assemblywoman Susan John, Democrat Denise O'Donnell stopped by our studios to talk about why she thinks she's the best candidate.
Former U-S Attorney Virginia Dill McCarty (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
INDIANAPOLIS Former U-S Attorney Virginia Dill McCarty -- the first woman to seek a major party nomination for Indiana governor -- has died. She was...
Waterloo man requests new attorney days before murder trial (WHO-TV Des Moines)
WATERLOO, Iowa Less than a week before trial, a Waterloo man charged with murder is asking for a new attorney who will listen to his ideas.
Former district attorney arrested after fight in court (The Daily Comet)
HOUMA – A former Terrebonne Parish district attorney was arrested Friday for allegedly attacking another lawyer in court during an argument over legal fees, authorities said.
Attorney leaves nightclub fire case (UPI)
PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 26 (UPI) -- Former Rhode Island Attorney General Jeffery B. Pine Friday withdrew from defending the owner of a nightclub where a fire killed 100 people.
Local Attorney Indicted in Fen-Phen Fraud (WLBT 3)
A Vicksburg attorney has been indicted on Fen-Phen fraud charges. Robert Arledge, a former employee of Richard Schwartz and Associates, is accused of helping people create false documents showing they had taken one of two weight loss drugs.
N.Y. Federal Judge Awards Attorney Fees to Indemnified Defendant (Law.com)
A vindicated defendant can be awarded attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act where the company that had promised to indemnify him is insolvent, a federal judge has ruled.
Ashland pushes out town lawyer: Police chief out on medical leave (The MetroWest Daily News)
ASHLAND -- A law and order leadership upheaval hit town this week, after the police chief left on family medical leave and selectmen dumped their lawyer of 13 years.
Jefferson County DA to handle case after city attorney's arrest (Gazette Extra Sports)
LAKE GENEVA-The Jefferson County district attorney will decide whether to prosecute the Lake Geneva city attorney on charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and trespassing.
Ashland pushes out town lawyer: Police chief out on medical leave (Milford Daily News)
ASHLAND -- A law and order leadership upheaval hit town this week, after the police chief left on family medical leave and selectmen dumped their lawyer of 13 years.
Attorney General prepared to quit over Jefferson probe: NYT (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI director Robert S. Mueller III said this week that they were prepared to quit if the White House directed them to relinquish evidence seized in a disputed search of a House member's office, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
Psychiatric Care Denied To Gunman, Attorney Says (Washington Post)
In the three months before he fatally shot two Fairfax County police officers, Michael W. Kennedy and his parents tried numerous times to get him immediate psychiatric help, their attorney said. Four times, Kennedy was sent home without getting help, and two mental health facilities told them not...
Attorney: Godwin qualified to run for Russell coroner (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
The attorney for Mark Godwin, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Russell County coroner, believes his client is qualified to run for office.
Former district attorney arrested after fight in court (The Houma Courier)
HOUMA – A former Terrebonne Parish district attorney was arrested Friday for allegedly attacking another lawyer in court during an argument over legal fees, authorities said.
Attorney in casino bid files libel suit (The Canton Repository)
COLUMBUS - The attorney hired by Canal Fulton to handle its negotiations with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe is suing a state lawmaker who criticized him. On Wednesday, Scott A. Pullins of Mount Vernon ...
Dassey asks for new attorney in murder case (Duluth News Tribune)
MANITOWOC, Wis. -- A 16-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a young woman with his uncle said Friday he wants a new attorney, a request that had both sides concerned about whether the uncle was influencing the teen.
Lawyer indicted in diet-drug case probe (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
A Vicksburg lawyer was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury in an ongoing probe into false claims involving a diet drug settlement.
Lawyer: State knew shooter was a menace (Republican American)
WATERBURY -- A city-based lawyer who survived a triple shooting outside a Middletown courthouse last summer is seeking $25 million from the state.
Lachey Dating Top Lawyer Kardashians Daughter (ContactMusic)
JESSICA SIMPSON's broken-hearted ex NICK LACHEY has reportedly found love with the daughter of OJ SIMPSON's lawyer ROBERT KARDASHIAN. The hunky singe
Lawyer Virginia Dill McCarty dies (Louisville Courier-Journal)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Virginia Dill McCarty, a lawyer and Democratic activist who became the first woman named to a full term as a U.S. attorney, has died. She was 81.
Vicksburg attorney indicted in scam (The Clarion-Ledger)
An attorney formerly associated with a Jackson law firm faces a federal indictment for allegedly helping clients submit false settlement claims involving the diet drug Fen-Phen.
Lachey dating top lawyer Kardashian's daughter? (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Jessica Simpson's broken-hearted ex Nick Lachey has reportedly found love with the daughter of OJ Simpson's lawyer Robert Kardashian.
Defendant requests new attorney a week before murder trial begins (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
By JEFF REINITZ, Courier Staff Writer WATERLOO --- With less that a week to go before trial, a Waterloo man accused of killing a man outside a nightclub wants a new attorney.
Lawyer Is Expected to Plead Guilty Lawyer Is Expected to Plead Guilty (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- Lakeland lawyer Robert Emerson Jackson II is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to four criminal charges for his role in a fraudulent real estate scheme. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Jackson is expected to serve five years' probation and pay an estimated $114,000 in restitution to six victims.
Tucson attorney is disbarred by Arizona Supreme Court (KVOA Tucson)
The Arizona Supreme Court has disbarred a Tucson attorney who surrendered his license last year.
Online Predators A Real Concern, Warns Attorney General (WLUC TV 6)
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, one in four children were sexually solicited online over the past year. Michigan's Attorney General Mike Cox says with more potentially dangerous people on the Internet, children and parents should take precautions.
Anti-tax lawyer loses appeals court decision (WREG-TV Memphis)
FORT SMITH, Ark. Anti-tax lawyer Oscar Stilley has lost another round related to how he handled a case. The Fort Smith lawyer was fined almost four years ago by a Sebastian County judge for his handling of a lawsuit he filed on behalf of a couple challenging property taxes.
Tucson attorney is disbarred by Arizona Supreme Court (KVOA Tucson)
The Arizona Supreme Court has disbarred a Tucson attorney who surrendered his license last year.
Waterloo man requests new attorney days before murder trial (WHO-TV Des Moines)
WATERLOO, Iowa Less than a week before trial, a Waterloo man charged with murder is asking for a new attorney who will listen to his ideas.