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Valdosta attorney Joe Vallotton, 60, passes away Wednesday (The Valdosta Daily Times)
VALDOSTA — A prominent Valdosta attorney died Wednesday at his residence. Joe Vallotton was 60.
Lawyer's body found in Fort Loudoun Lake (Knoxville News Sentinal)
Cocaine destroyed a Knoxville lawyer's life long before he apparently took it, a longtime family friend and judge said Wednesday.
Felon presses for new attorney (Knoxville News Sentinal)
Imperial Insane Vice Lords gang leader Walter "Heavy" Williams demanded a new attorney Wednesday. He got one - after a tongue-lashing from a federal judge.
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.
Wasden takes on lawyer in attorney general race (The Times-News)
TWIN FALLS -- Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will face Myron Dan Gabbert, a lawyer in private practice, on May 23 for the Republican nomination for attorney general.
Hergert attorney asks Supreme Court to dismiss case (Lincoln Journal Star)
It’s a witch hunt, this effort to oust David Hergert from office, and proceeding with his Nebraska Supreme Court impeachment trial will open a legal Pandora’s box and violate the state’s Constitution, Hergert’s attorney argued before the court Wednesday.
Toyota Ignored Harassment Charge Against Otaka, Attorney Says (Bloomberg.com)
May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. ignored a complaint from an aide to North American Chief Executive Officer Hideaki Otaka that the executive engaged in sexual harassment, forcing her to sue, her attorney said.
Toyota Ignored Harassment Charge Against Otaka, Attorney Says (Bloomberg.com)
May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. ignored a complaint from an aide to North American Chief Executive Officer Hideaki Otaka that the executive engaged in sexual harassment, forcing her to sue, her attorney said.
Attorney general will not seek new term (Tennessean)
Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers will not seek another term as the state's chief legal officer, saying he may apply for an open seat on the state Supreme Court or leave public service altogether.
'Govt lawyer needed to screen labor complaints' (Saipan Tribune)
Department of Labor Secretary Gil M. San Nicolas has underscored the need to get an additional government lawyer whose sole purpose is just to review labor complaints.
Lawyer objects to lower standards (The Huntsville Times)
Longtime Montgomery civil rights lawyer Solomon Seay Jr. said Wednesday in Huntsville that trends in the nation's justice system have resulted in disrespect for courts and disregard for the people they are supposed to serve.
North Miami removes Kutun from city attorney post (Sun-Sentinel)
The North Miami City Council fired City Attorney Barry Kutun in an emergency session Wednesday, one day after he was arrested and charged with having sex with an underage prostitute.
CIA row hits US-Europe intelligence work: US lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Allegations that CIA flights through Europe carried detainees bound for ill-treatment are damaging transatlantic intelligence cooperation, a lawyer acting for the State Department said on Thursday.
Attorney general says respects Moussaoui verdict (Reuters)
VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Thursday that he respected the decision of a U.S. jury to sentence Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison and not to death as the government had demanded.
U.S. attorney general: "Justice was served" in Moussaoui sentence (WRIC 8)
VIENNA, Austria U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he respects the decision of a federal jury in the case of Nine-Eleven conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee).
Attorney general says respects Moussaoui verdict (Reuters)
VIENNA (Reuters) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Thursday that he respected the decision of a U.S. jury to sentence Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison and not to death as the prosecution had demanded.
Joyce Milgaard's lawyer apologizes after judge's scolding (CBC)
Joyce Milgaard is sorry for complaining about unfairness at the inquiry into her son's wrongful murder conviction and won't do it again, her lawyer has told the annoyed judge chairing the commission.
Attorney general says respects Moussaoui verdict (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Thursday that he respected the decision of a U.S. jury to sentence Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison and not to death as the prosecution had demanded.
U.S. attorney general: "Justice was served" in Moussaoui life sentencing (WHO-TV Des Moines)
VIENNA, Austria He pushed for the death penalty but U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says "justice was served" in the case of Nine-Eleven conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee).
Lawyer says CIA row hits U.S.-Europe intelligence work (Reuters.co.uk)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Allegations that CIA flights through Europe carried detainees bound for ill-treatment are damaging trans-atlantic intelligence cooperation, a lawyer acting for the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
Lawyer Ron's story could have a happy ending (The Oxford Press)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sad to say, but when thoroughbred owner Jim Hines Jr. accidently drowned in the indoor swimming pool at his Owensboro, Ky. home in February, the story of Lawyer Ron, his lanky chestnut colt, took on new life.
U.S. attorney general: "Justice was served" in Moussaoui sentence (WAVY 10)
VIENNA, Austria U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he respects the decision of a federal jury in the case of Nine-Eleven conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee).
U.S. attorney general: "Justice was served" in Moussaoui life sentencing (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
VIENNA, Austria He pushed for the death penalty but U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says "justice was served" in the case of Nine-Eleven conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee).
CIA row hits US-Europe intelligence work: US lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Allegations that CIA flights through Europe carried people bound for ill-treatment are damaging transatlantic intelligence cooperation, a lawyer acting for the State Department said on Thursday.
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.
Jury Convicts Former City Attorney Of Rape (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A federal jury has reached a guilty verdict in the rape trial of a former city attorney. Henry Dillon now faces 10 years to life in prison.
Local lawyer elected president of Ohio Bar (Cincinnati Business Courier)
A Cincinnati lawyer, John Stith, has been elected president of the Ohio State Bar Association. His one-year term will begin July 1.
Lawyer Ron sold to Stonewall Stallions (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A majority interest in Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron has been sold to Stonewall Stallions in central Kentucky. Lawyer Ron, the co-second choice in Saturday’s Derby, will run in the silks of the late James T. Hines, the breeder and owner from Owensboro.
Derby contender Lawyer Ron sold (USA Today)
Lawyer Ron, the 4-1 second favorite in the Kentucky Derby, was sold by the estate of Jim Hines Jr., a businessman who died in February. Bert Welker, general manager at Stonewall Stallions, confirmed Thursday a majority interest in Lawyer Ron was purchased by Audrey Haisfield, co-owner of Stonewall in Versailles.
Derby contender, second favorite Lawyer Ron sold (Sports Illustrated)
Lawyer Ron, the 4-1 second favorite in the Kentucky Derby, was sold by the estate of Jim Hines Jr., a businessman who died in February.
Horse Racing: Lawyer Ron (WOOD TV 8)
VERSAILLES, Ky. "Lawyer Ron" has a new owner. The 4-to-1 second favorite in the Kentucky Derby has been sold by the estate of Jim Hines Junior to Audrey Haisfield, the co-owner...
US attorney general defends Guantanamo (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defended US policy in the war against terror, even as human rights groups began a meeting to hear charges that the United States systematically uses torture.
PayPal Violated Patriot Act, U.S. Attorney's Office Says (GigaLaw.com)
A U.S. Attorney's office has alleged that PayPal violated laws regarding the processing of online gambling payments, and is asking parent company eBay to hand over nine months of the gambling-related earnings in settlement.
Derby Contender Lawyer Ron Sold, Will Race (AP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron was sold Thursday but will race in the Kentucky Derby and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner.
Attorney-General's Office appeals against 'light' sentence (Bangkok Post)
The Attorney-General Office yesterday appealed the sentence it thinks may be too light against a businessman who sexually harassed an air hostess and passengers.
Berks County attorney to serve on federal bench (phillyburbs.com)
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday unanimously voted to confirm a Berks County trial attorney to the federal bench in eastern Pennsylvania.
Lawyer Ron sold; to ride in late owner's colors (Fox Sports)
Lawyer Ron was sold Thursday but will race in the Kentucky Derby and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner. The executor of the late owner's estate said the horse sold for considerably more than the last Derby contender to be bought in the days before the race. War Emblem sold for $900,000 less than two weeks before winning the 2002 Derby.
Derby Contender Lawyer Ron Sold, Will Race (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lawyer Ron was sold Thursday but will race in the Kentucky Derby and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner. The executor of the late owner's estate said the horse sold for considerably more than the last Derby contender to be bought in the days before the race.
Dann to face Montgomery for attorney general (Akron Beacon Journal)
Democratic state Sen. Marc Dann of Youngstown defeated Cleveland law director Subodh Chandra in Tuesday's Democratic primary for state attorney general, setting up what probably will be a hard-fought race against Betty Montgomery in November.
Attorney: Oakwood Teacher Admits Guilt On Theft Charges (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
OAKWOOD, Ohio -- Investigators said an Oakwood teacher has admitted that she stole money from other teachers. On Thursday, Velvet Welz’s attorney admitted that his client committed the crime, although she has not yet pleaded guilty to the six theft charges.
Derby Contender Lawyer Ron Sold, Will Race (AP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron was sold Thursday but will race in the Kentucky Derby and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner.
Dagsboro names new attorney (The Daily Times)
DAGSBORO — Rob Witsil, a former county attorney with 11 years municipal experience, has been selected as the town’s new attorney and will replace Tempe Steen, who resigned last month after 20 years of service.
Derby Contender Lawyer Ron Sold, Will Race (ABC News)
Kentucky Derby Contender Lawyer Ron Sold but Will Race on Saturday
Business As Usual for Both Lawyer Rons (AP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron was getting a sponge bath, the early morning sunlight glistening off his wet, chestnut coat. On the other side of the barn, the man he is named after was closing a deal to sell the colt, one of the Kentucky Derby favorites.
O.J. Simpson's Derby pick? Lawyer Ron (Fox Sports)
O.J. Simpson wandered the Churchill Downs backstretch Thursday, shaking hands, laughing and soaking up the pre-Kentucky Derby atmosphere. His pick for Saturday's race? Lawyer Ron, natch. "I love lawyers, I know all about lawyers," he said, mentioning the late Johnnie Cochran, who helped Simpson avoid murder charges in the 1994 deaths of his wife and her friend. "If there was a Lawyer Johnnie,
U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Comverse (AP via Yahoo! News)
Comverse Technology Inc. said Thursday that it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York in connection with its issuance of stock option grants.
Defense Attorney Kevin Clymo Dies (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Well-known local defense attorney Kevin Clymo has died.
Defense Attorney Kevin Clymo Dies (KCRA.com)
Well-known local defense attorney Kevin Clymo has died at 58.
U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Comverse (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
Washington (AP) - Comverse Technology Inc. said Thursday that it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York in connection with its issuance of stock option grants.Comverse Technology said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would comply with the federal prosecutor's request for information, which was issued Tuesday.
U.S. attorney subpoenas Comverse over options (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) - Comverse Technology Inc. on Thursday said it has received a subpoena from the United States Attorney's office seeking information on stock options grants the company issued over the past decade.