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Tucson attorney disbarred (Tucson Citizen)
The state Supreme Court has disbarred a Tucson attorney who surrendered his license last year. The court moved to disbar Mark S. Clark after the Massachusetts Supreme Court disbarred him in August for misconduct committed before he moved to Arizona in 1997.
Lawyer: Buyer interested in Orpheum Theater (The Houma Courier)
NEW ORLEANS - A buyer has been found to take on the badly damaged 19th-century building where the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra played before Hurricane Katrina struck, a lawyer says.
Lawyer: Buyer interested in Orpheum Theater (The Daily Comet)
A buyer has been found to take on the badly damaged 19th-century building where the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra played before Hurricane Katrina struck, a lawyer says.
Democrats do expect battle for attorney general nomination (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. The only sparks expected at next week's state Democratic convention in Buffalo may be from the race for the attorney general nomination.
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.
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.
US attorney general prepared to quit over Jefferson probe (Daily Times)
NEW YORK: 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. Citing government
Accuser's Attorney Speaks About Allegations Against Priest (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- The Diocese of Toledo has placed a retired Catholic priest on administrative leave and barred him from any public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the attorney representing the alleged victims has talked to News 11.
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.
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.
Widow’s lawyer to sue for data from BrickStreet (The Charleston Gazette)
A Charleston lawyer plans to sue Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline in order to find out how the state’s workers’ compensation provider is repaying a $200 million loan from the state.
Lawyer: Ex-Livedoor Head Claims Innocence (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The lawyer for Takafumi Horie, the disgraced former president of Internet venture star Livedoor Co., said Sunday that his client is innocent of stock fraud charges because he wasn't in a position to know everything his colleagues were doing.
Judge, attorney square off in June 6 election (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY ---- A Superior Court judge assigned to the family law courts in San Diego is facing an unexpected challenge in her quest to keep her seat from a La Mesa attorney over whose divorce case the incumbent judge presided.
Cuomo leading Democrats for attorney general post (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
ALBANY -- In the lead-up to the Democratic convention in Buffalo this week, there's Andrew Cuomo, candidate for attorney general, then there are four other people known as everybody else who wants that nomination.
Lay, Skilling gambled and lost on stand (AP via Yahoo! News)
For more than two years, Kenneth Lay portrayed his prosecution as a witch hunt that rose from the rubble of Enron Corp. It was no secret that he planned to testify in his own defense. And a lawyer for Jeffrey Skilling, Lay's co-defendant in the historic, four-month fraud and conspiracy trial, told jurors of his client: "You could not keep him off that witness stand."
Complaint Targets Attorney for Ehrlich (Washington Post)
A nonpartisan group of residents that is fighting efforts to build a liquid natural gas terminal east of Baltimore has filed a formal complaint with the state ethics commission against Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personal attorney.
Lachey Dating Top Lawyer Kardashian's Daughter? (Teen Hollywood)
Jessica Simpson's broken-hearted ex Nick Lachey has reportedly found love with the daughter of OJ Simpson's lawyer Robert Kardashian.
dfcu denies owing lawyer GF cash (The Monitor)
dfcu Bank last week denied owing about Shs2 billion in fees to city lawyer Kituuma Magala, who helped connect it to valuable customers including the Global Fund.
District Attorney faces challengers (Ukiah Daily Journal)
The district attorney's race between incumbent DA Norman Vroman and former deputy DAs Myron Sawicki and Meredith Lintott, could be described as a competition between new changes and an established order.
Ex-Livedoor chief's lawyer defends client (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Takafumi Horie, the disgraced former president of Internet venture star Livedoor Co., said Sunday that his client is innocent of stock fraud charges because he wasn't in a position to know everything his colleagues were doing.
Ex-Livedoor Chief's Lawyer Defends Client (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOKYO (AP) - The lawyer for Takafumi Horie, the disgraced former president of Internet venture star Livedoor Co., said Sunday that his client is innocent of stock fraud charges because he wasn't in a position to know everything his colleagues were doing. Horie, 33, who was a Japanese media favorite before his arrest in January, has repeatedly insisted he is innocent in an alleged scam to inflate
Lawyer who pleads for postponement in Singapore has to pay fine of 500 dollars - HC Judge I. M. A. Abeyratne (Daily News)
COLOMBO: Colombo High Court Judge I. M. Abeyratne said in Singapore a lawyer pleading for a postponement would have to pay a fine of 500 dollars.
Former district attorney accused of courtroom fight (KPLC)
HOUMA, La. A former Terrebonne Parish district attorney is accused of a court fight in which the opposing counsel wound up on the courtroom floor.
Nightclub fingerprint plan worries lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
There are growing concerns over the Western Australian Government's plans to fingerprint new managers and owners of nightclubs.
Nightclub fingerprint plan worries lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 Finance)
There are growing concerns over the Western Australian Government's plans to fingerprint new managers and owners of nightclubs.
Riot lawyer raps court (Gulf Daily News)
A DEFENCE lawyer yesterday accused the High Criminal Court of punishing 18 men accused of rioting at Dana Mall before they had been found guilty. Abdulla Al Shamlawi complained that he had submitted a request asking for one of the accused to be let out to sit his exams, but the request was rejected.
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.
Knysna DJ liked white women, says lawyer (Independent Online)
Nightclub DJ Heinrich van Rooyen - described by his lawyer as a Casanova who "liked white women" - has told the Knysna magistrate's court that he was intimate with the woman he stands accused of killing on the last night she was seen alive.
Attorney General Lautenschlager treated for injuries, released after car accident (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Fond du lac - Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager was treated for injuries after the truck in which she was a passenger was hit from behind in a three-vehicle accident, police said.
Knysna DJ liked white women, says lawyer (Independent Online)
Nightclub DJ Heinrich van Rooyen - described by his lawyer as a Casanova who "liked white women" - has told the Knysna magistrate's court that he was intimate with the woman he stands accused of killing on the last night she was seen alive.
Attorney general and FBI chief threaten to quit (Gulf Times)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI director Robert Mueller threatened to quit this week if the White House ordered them to give back evidence seized in a disputed search of a lawmaker’s office, US media reported yesterday.
Dili lawyer describes the collapse (Gulf Times)
WELLINGTON: A New Zealand lawyer based in East Timor’s capital Dili said yesterday the political situation there was collapsing under fighting that broke out five days ago.
Attorney wins distinguished service award (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)
One of local attorney Ted Schmidt's happiest moments came last December.
First Act: Big B plays a lawyer (IBN live)
Amitabh Bachchan plays a blind-lawyer who helps a rich boy-poor girl come together in his new film, Zamaanat .
Wisconsin's Attorney General Suffers Minor Injuries In Car Crash (WIFR-TV Rockford)
Wisconsin's top attorney is expected to be fine following a car crash Sunday morning. Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager was hurt in a three-vehicle accident.
Attorney general hopefuls battling (The Buffalo News)
In a Democratic State Convention orchestrated from the gubernatorial nomination right down to the hors d'oeuvres at parties, the candidates for attorney general are far from sticking to the script.
Lawyer: Buyer interested in Orpheum Theater (Leesville Leader)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A buyer has been found to take on the badly damaged 19th-century building where the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra played before Hurricane Katrina struck, a lawyer says.
Accuser's Attorney Speaks About Allegations Against Priest (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- The Diocese of Toledo has placed a retired Catholic priest on administrative leave and barred him from any public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the attorney representing the alleged victims has talked to News 11.
SA lawyer to join Takeovers Panel (The Advertiser)
JOHN Keeves, one of the partners at Adelaide law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery, has been appointed to the Takeovers Panel. The corporate lawyer joins 47 other part-time members of the national panel, which is Australia's primary body for resolving takeover disputes.
Trial begins for indicted ex-senator, attorney optimistic (WREG-TV Memphis)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The federal bribery trial of former state Senator Roscoe Dixon begins tomorrow in Memphis, and his attorney says he's optimistic about the outcome despite the charge against his client.
Attorney General Gas Gouging Hotline (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
If you suspect a gas station might be price gouging, you can call a hotline setup by the Indiana Attorney General. The number is 866-241-9753. You can also file a complaint on-line by clicking here .
Trial begins for indicted ex-senator, attorney optimistic (WSMV Nashville)
The federal bribery trial of former state Sen. Roscoe Dixon begins Tuesday, and his attorney says he's optimistic about the outcome despite the charge against his client.
Accuser's Attorney Speaks About Allegations Against Priest (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- The Diocese of Toledo has placed a retired Catholic priest on administrative leave and barred him from any public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the attorney representing the alleged victims has talked to News 11.
Senior project attorney is fined (The Daily News Transcript)
DEDHAM -- The state has found that the attorney for Hebrew SeniorLife violated campaign finance laws in connection with the 2004 special election that upheld a zoning change for the proposed elderly housing and medical complex.
Indigenous communities being defamed: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A prominent lawyer and leading figure in the reconciliation movement says the Indigenous community has been "defamed" by misinformation that has been aired during the recent debate about violence in the community.
Lawyer of the week: Richard Lissack (Times Online)
THE barrister Richard Lissack, QC, of Outer Temple Chambers, acted for Susan Sutovic, a human rights lawyer who has devoted two years and £150,000 to obtain a fresh inquest into the death of her son Peter, whose body was found in Serbia.
Scrushy's lawyer says Lay strategy was wrong (USA Today)
Convicted former Enron chief Kenneth Lay was a "dream client" hobbled by a fundamentally flawed approach to his defense, says one lawyer who knows how to defend top executives from criminal charges.
Convention Notebook: Controversy Over Ground Zero's Fate Is Front and Center in Buffalo (New York Times)
Shortly after arriving for the state Democratic convention, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer excoriated the redevelopment of ground zero as "an Enron-style debacle."
N.Y. Federal Judge Awards Attorney Fees to Indemnified Defendant (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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 New York federal judge has ruled.
Top antitobacco lawyer suing Katrina insurers (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A private jet is waiting for Richard F. Scruggs, but first the millionaire lawyer wants to squeeze in a quick lunch. Smiles and nods greet him as he walks into Lu-Cher Doe's Diner, a soul food restaurant near his law office.