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N. Carolina district attorney wins primary (Fox Sports)
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. The allegations against team members turned what might have been a low-key election into a referendum on Mike Nifong's performance. In unofficial results, Nifong had 45 percent of the vote,
N.C. 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 and vowed to continue pursuing the headline-grabbing case.
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.
N.C. District Attorney Wins Primary (ABC News)
North Carolina District Attorney Wins Primary Under Long Shadow of Duke Lacrosse Case
Lawyer Ron Is Veteran Trainer's Best Shot (Washington Post)
Bob Holthus has worked at a multitude of tracks during his 53-year career, but he may have his best chance to win the Derby with contender Lawyer Ron.
Lawyer sure he has enough signatures for Stuart vote (The Palm Beach Post)
A local lawyer has collected the signatures of more than 1,600 people who say they want a referendum on whether voters should approve the sale or lease of city waterfront land.
Code enforcement attorney fired (The Palm Beach Post)
An attorney who oversees city code enforcement and animal control matters has been fired in an office shake-up that comes as city officials are demanding more accountability from the department.
North Miami city attorney charged in sex case with teenager, accused madam (Sun-Sentinel)
The North Miami City Attorney who penned an affidavit linking himself to an accused Hollywood madam and an underage girl surrendered Tuesday to face child sex charges.
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.
U.S. attorney general touts radio ad targeted at members of gangs (Rocky Mountain News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales unveiled a new radio ad Tuesday aimed at reminding gang members that their families will suffer if they go to prison.
Police hot up statement: lawyer (The Australian)
A LAWYER for Perth identity John Kizon today accused police of trying to "hot up" evidence so they could lay charges against Mr Kizon.
Lawyer Ron conjures up images of 'Smarty' (The News Journal)
When trainer John Servis looks at Kentucky Derby contender Lawyer Ron, he sees something quite familiar.
Attorney general sues tobacco firms over payouts (Detroit News)
LANSING -- Attorney General Mike Cox filed suit Tuesday to ensure that 22 cigarette makers pay the $30 million they are withholding this year from Michigan's share of a 1998 national settlement reached with 46 states over smoking disease-related lawsuits.
Here's the dirt on Lawyer Ron (New York Daily News)
LOUISVILLE - The owner/breeder never saw his horse run. The trainer has waited 53 years to catch a whiff of Roses. The colt, Lawyer Ron, wasn't going anywhere until they kept him off the grass, and it wasn't long ago that the jockey, not a complete unknown, was driving a pizza truck. The people ignoring this horse, that cold-hearted crowd, are probably sending it in on Cinderella's step-sisters.
Judge boots lawyer off IR prayer case (The News Journal)
As the Indian River School District is defending itself in a federal civil rights lawsuit over school prayer, a judge has ordered high-profile Wilmington lawyer Thomas Neuberger off the case.
Lawyer building solid case for Derby (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 3 (UNION-TRIBUNE): Lawyer Ron's predecessors on the Arkansas Derby route that brought him here for Saturday's Kentucky Derby were named Smarty Jones and Afleet Alex. They combined to win four of the six Triple Crown races the last two years.
N.C. District Attorney Wins Primary (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mike Nifong has never seen a need to apologize for how he's investigating rape allegations against members of Duke University's lacrosse team. Now that voters have backed his bid to remain district attorney, he sees no reason to start.
N.C. District Attorney Wins Primary (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Nifong has never seen a need to apologize for how he's investigating rape allegations against members of Duke University's lacrosse team. Now that voters have backed his bid to remain district attorney, he sees no reason to start. "I feel I did what was right and I don't have anything to be vindicated for,'' said Nifong, who fought off two challengers in Tuesday's
N.C. District Attorney Wins Primary (ABC News)
North Carolina District Attorney Wins Primary Under Long Shadow of Duke Lacrosse Case
A legacy rides on Lawyer Ron (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Less than three months after James T. Hines Jr.'s death Lawyer Ron — a horse Hines bred and owned — will run Saturday in the 132nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Jordanian bar refuses to name defence lawyer in hotel bombings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Jordan's Bar Association has rejected a request by the state security court to appoint a defence lawyer for an Iraqi woman and would-be suicide bomber in hotel attacks in the capital last year.
Khodorkovsky lawyer denies media reports of food poisoning (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
NOVOSIBIRSK/MOSCOW, May 3 (RIA Novosti) - A lawyer for jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky Wednesday denied media reports her client had been admitted to a prison hospital with food poisoning.
Lawyer accused of bilking client may face unusual penalty (Portsmouth Herald)
YORK, Maine - The Maine Board of Bar Overseers is seeking to suspend the license of York Beach lawyer Stephen M. Brett, after he was arrested last week on a theft charge.
Cabarrus district attorney retains office by wide margin (Salisbury Post)
Roxann Vaneekhoven kept her position as the county's district attorney. By a margin of about 2,500 votes she defeated Ben Small, a Concord defense attorney.
Attorney General Summers won't seek re-appointment (Tennessean)
Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers will not seek another term as the state’s chief legal officer, he said this morning. Summers, whose term ends in August, did not say what he planned to do next professionally, said Sharon Curtis-Flair, spokeswoman for the state Attorney General’s office.
City Attorney Accused Of Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Fired (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A city attorney accused of having sex with a teenage prostitute, videotaping it and then trying to cover it up has been fired.
Louisville attorney indicted for mortgage fraud (Business First of Louisville)
A federal grand jury has indicted Louisville attorney Dean Sexton with conspiracy to defraud multiple mortgage lenders.
Sex scandal snares city attorney (Miami Herald)
Barry Kutun finally faced the law, and the details were extra lurid. Seven months after the discovery of an affidavit disclosing his alleged sexual tryst with a teenage girl, the disgraced North Miami city attorney and one-time gubernatorial candidate was cuffed Tuesday just outside his government office.
Lawyer: Study may lead to more Vioxx suits (Victoria Advocate)
However, a Merck lawyer, as well as an attorney not involved in the litigation, cautioned that the study, done looking at patient records, is not definitive and is not as reliable as clinical studies done comparing Vioxx with a placebo.
US attorney general defends right to prisoner renditions (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The United States has the right to send prisoners to other countries but also the legal obligation to ensure it is not a place where the captives will be tortured, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said, in response to questions about secret CIA flights.
North Miami City Attorney fired by city council (Miami Herald)
North Miami City Attorney Barry Kutun was fired by the city council in an emergency meeting Wednesday, a day after he was arrested on charges of having illegal sex with a 16-year-old girl at his home in Miami Beach.
Lawyer: More Vioxx lawsuits likely (Courier-Post)
NEWARK (AP) -- A lawyer for users of Vioxx today said they may be able to bring more cases against the maker of the painkiller in light of a new study suggesting that the risk of a heart attack in elderly users of Vioxx occurs sooner than thought.
Lawyer fined for injuring 11-year-old boy (CNews)
An Edmonton personal injury lawyer needed his own lawyer Wednesday when he admitted seriously injuring a boy with his high-end SUV after taking his eyes off the road.
Accused serial killer's trial could last two years: defence lawyer (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) - A lawyer for the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer says a jury trial for Robert Pickton could go on for almost two years and testimony may not begin this fall as planned.
Lawyer says park owner treated unfairly: Numerous code violations cited at mobile home park (Benton Courier)
The lawyer for L.J. Buffington, owner of Buffington Mobile Home Park, told Benton City Council members that he believes Buffington was treated unfairly by the city's code enforcement officers.
Lawyer: Study May Lead to More Vioxx Suits (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - An attorney for Vioxx users said on Wednesday said that a new study which suggests the pain killer may cause problems with short-term use may lead to more lawsuits against the pain reliever's maker, Merck & Co. However, a Merck lawyer, as well as an attorney not involved in the litigation, cautioned that the study, done looking at patient records, is not definitive and is not
Derby Contender Lawyer Ron Could Be Sold (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kentucky Derby contender Lawyer Ron could be sold before Saturday's race, but would still bear the silks of Hines Farm in honor of the horse's late owner.
Pickton murder trial may last two years: lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer says a jury trial for Robert Pickton could go on for almost two years and testimony may not begin this fall as planned.
Pickton murder trial may last two years: lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer says a jury trial for Robert Pickton could go on for almost two years and testimony may not begin this fall as planned.
Breaking: Defense attorney wants Olsen in court for homicide trial now (The Salt Lake Tribune)
PROVO - A newly appointed defense attorney for a man charged with murdering missing Spanish Fork teenager Kiplyn Davis said today he wants to see his client in court now.
Pickton trial could last two years: defence lawyer (Canada.com)
Courtroom sketch of Robert Pickton, as he attends his first day on trial, for the murder of numerous missing women. Artwork by NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. -- A lawyer for the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer says a jury trial for Robert Pickton could go on for almost two years and testimony may not begin this fall as planned.
Lawyer Ron could be sold before Derby (Fox Sports)
Kentucky Derby contender Lawyer Ron could be sold before Saturday's race, but would still bear the silks of Hines Farm in honor of the horse's late owner. Jim Hines Jr. was found dead at his home in Owensboro on Feb. 21. Ron Bamberger, the executor of Hines' estate and the horse's namesake, said he has been in negotiations with several prospective buyers but doesn't know when a deal will be done.
Lawyer: Vioxx Study May Prompt More Suits (ABC News)
Lawyer for Vioxx Users Says New Study Tying Short-Term Use to Heart Attacks May Prompt More Suits
U.S. attorney general: U.S. does not engage in torture. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
VIENNA, Austria, 4:21 p.m. May 3 (AP): U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted Wednesday the United States does not condone torture and said terrorist suspects will not be sent to countries where they could face such treatment.
Lawyer: Vioxx Study May Prompt More Suits (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - An attorney for Vioxx users said on Wednesday said that a new study which suggests the pain killer may cause problems with short-term use may lead to more lawsuits against the pain reliever's maker, Merck & Co. However, a Merck lawyer, as well as an attorney not involved in the litigation, cautioned that the study, done looking at patient records, is not definitive and is not
Hicks lawyer responds to Gitmo (The Daily Telegraph)
DAVID Hicks' US military lawyer has fired back at Guantanamo Bay's defence of its treatment of the Australian detainee.
Dunn wins District Attorney General's race (Cocke County Online)
NEWPORT-Assistant District Attorney General James 'Jimmy' Dunn, of Cocke County, won the Republican primary on Tuesday by defeating Joseph 'Joe' Baker, a Sevierville attorney, by a margin of 1,635 votes to become the next Fourth Judicial District Attorney General.
Attorney General Weighs in on Mayor Melton (WLBT 3)
Mississippi's Attorney General responds to Jackson Mayor Frank Melton's plan to use his office to prosecute criminal cases. It's the latest in the ongoing rift between Melton and Hinds County District Attorney Faye Peterson.
Attorney Claims Michael Black Is Innocent (WLBT 3)
The attorney for the teenager who was punched several times by police officers on the way to jail, says he has proof his client is innocent. Last week skycopter three got video of Jackson police officers hitting Michael Black as he was led to a squad car.
North Miami City Attorney Fired Amid Sex Charges (NBC 6 Miami)
The city of North Miami has fired City Attorney Barry Kutun, who was charged on Tuesday with having sex with a minor.