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Attorney: Gouttierre Didn't Slap Student (KETV.com)
The attorney for a University of Nebraska-Omaha dean facing sanctions by the school said his client is innocent.
Attorney says Bloomington officer is innocent (WHOI)
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- A defense lawyer said there's no connection between a Bloomington police officer and a series of unsolved sexual assaults. Attorney Steve Skelton represents Sergeant Jeff Pelo, who is jailed on attempted residential burglary charges.
Illinois Lawyer Accused of Selling Vacant Property (NPR)
A disbarred lawyer in Berwyn, Ill., a Chicago suburb, has been arrested and charged with selling vacant properties that belonged to churches and other non-profits -- all without their consent. Philip Radmer is accused of a scam which allegedly made him more than $650,000. Robert Siegel talks with Robert Becker of The Chicago Tribune; the paper's coverage helped lead to Radmer's arrest.
McDaniel Claims Victory in Attorney General`s Race (KARK Little Rock)
The race for the democratic nominee for Attorney General wasn`t actually decided until Wednesday morning, because of ballot issues in Saline County. Dustin McDaniel defeated Paul Suskie by a very slim margin.
Michigan attorney general says Verizon charging too much (WOOD TV 8)
LANSING, Mich. Attorney General Mike Cox has filed a complaint against Verizon Communications, claiming the company charges too much for some local telephone...
City Attorney Jailed For Third Time In 3 Weeks (Channel 3000)
ELKHORN, Wis. -- The Lake Geneva city administrator has filed a petition to have the city attorney removed from office after he was jailed for the third time in three weeks.
Glitters Lawyer I Have Strategies (ContactMusic)
LATEST: Disgraced British rocker GARY GLITTER's lawyer is confident his client's sentence for child molestation will be reduced at an appeal later tod
After election defeat, city attorney back in Calabasas (The Acorn)
After losing his bid to be elected to the Nevada County Superior Court, Calabasas city attorney Michael Colantuono says he'll remain in his post as city attorney.
CT Attorney General Wants Jeep Investigation (KUTV.com)
(KUTV) SALT LAKE CITY The Connecticut Attorney General wants an investigation of late model Jeep Grand Cherokees after a number of reports of unintended acceleration. The investigation is of interest to several people in Utah after similar claims were made in a crash in downtown Salt Lake.
Lawyer's Name Not Entitled to Trademark Protection (Law.com)
In a dispute between a prominent intellectual property lawyer and his former firm, a Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to issue an injunction that would have forced the firm to completely eliminate all uses of the departing lawyer's name and all mention of his court victories.
New York Courts Back Expansive Lawyer Ad Restrictions (Law.com)
Sweeping new restrictions on attorney advertising are apparently on the horizon as the four presiding justices of New York's appellate divisions this week agreed on comprehensive reforms of the disciplinary rules as they relate to lawyer solicitations.
FEMA hurricane aid spent on divorce lawyer, vacations, porn and sex change (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON -- Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that. The $1,000 payment was just one example cited in an audit that concluded that up to $1.4 billion -- perhaps as much as 16 percent of the billions of dollars in assistance expended after Hurricanes Katrina
City commission, attorney disagree over lawsuits (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
Several lawsuits recently filed against the city have stirred debate about the city attorney's authority to defend the city, with or without commission authorization.
Muslim lawyer seeking liberty, justice for all (NorthJersey.com)
Sohail Mohammed was a Clifton lawyer with a small practice -- well-liked and respected around the region, but unknown everywhere else. Then came 9/11.
Lawyer challenges judgeship amid county charter confusion (Knoxville News Sentinal)
Confusion over the validity of Knox County's charter spilled over into its courtrooms Wednesday, with one lawyer alleging an appointed General Sessions Court judge shouldn't be allowed to preside over cases.
FEMA hurricane aid spent on divorce lawyer, vacations, porn and sex change (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON -- Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that. The $1,000 payment was just one example cited in an audit that concluded that up to $1.4 billion -- perhaps as much as 16 percent of the billions of dollars in assistance expended after Hurricanes Katrina
Lawyer's Name Not Entitled to Trademark Protection (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
In a dispute between a prominent IP lawyer and his former firm, a Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to issue an injunction that would have forced the firm to eliminate all uses of the departing lawyer's name and all mention of his court victories.
Feds sue attorney general in N.J. over NSA probe (The Charlotte Observer)
The federal government sued the New Jersey attorney general and other state officials Wednesday to stop them from seeking information about telephone companies' cooperation with the National Security Agency.The unusual filing in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., is the latest effort by federal authorities to halt legal proceedings aimed at revealing whether and how often AT&T, Verizon and
Florida Attorney General to probe secret court cases (Miami Herald)
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist said Wednesday he will investigate why there is no trace of more than 100 Broward court cases in the public records.
Search renews for G.P. lawyer (Detroit News)
GROSSE POINTE -- Using scientific information in an attempt to locate the body of missing Grosse Pointe lawyer Charles Rutherford Jr., Michigan State Police dive teams resumed their search this week.
Lawyer Found Guilty Of Embezzling (Hartford Courant)
A former lawyer who ran a longtime law practice downtown with his late father pleaded no contest Wednesday to allegations that he embezzled more than $2.2 million from his clients, many of them elderly, longtime patrons of the firm.
Deleted-files case going to attorney general (NorthJersey.com)
NORTH HALEDON -- A case involving a former borough clerk who deleted files in the weeks before retiring will be referred to the state attorney general by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office because of a potential conflict of interest, Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Jay McCann said.
Attorney General nixes Russneft bid for Oil Refineries Ashdod (Globes Online)
Attorney General Mazuz said the bid "harms Israel’s security interests.” Sources: The state is torpedoing the Oil Refineries Ashdod sale.
Ex-federal attorney enters guilty plea (The Argus)
A former U.S. Justice Department civil rights attorney admits he was angling for a state job to monitor and reform California's youth prisons even as he led a federal probe of one of those facilities
FEMA hurricane aid spent on divorce lawyer, vacations, porn and sex change (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON -- Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that. The $1,000 payment was just one example cited in an audit that concluded that up to $1.4 billion -- perhaps as much as 16 percent of the billions of dollars in assistance expended after Hurricanes Katrina
Assistant steps into the role of Alameda city attorney (Oakland Tribune)
ALAMEDA — Officials have appointed Teresa Highsmith as the Island's new city attorney to replace the boss she has worked for the last nine years as an assistant.
Charge against local attorney dismissed (Sampson Independent)
A local lawyer has had a felony drug charge against him dismissed after he was alleged to have been involved in selling and delivering a counterfeit controlled substance in Onslow County, accusations that his attorney called “baseless.”
SAN FRANCISCO / School PTA funds may be missing -- district attorney investigating (San Francisco Chronicle)
Funds allegedly missing for a year from PTA accounts at a San Francisco elementary school will be replenished from school district coffers while the district attorney investigates the apparent disappearance of more than $16,000, education officials said...
Muslim lawyer seeking liberty, justice for all (NorthJersey.com)
Sohail Mohammed was a Clifton lawyer with a small practice -- well-liked and respected around the region, but unknown everywhere else. Then came 9/11.
Sanders exits attorney general race, plans to support Crist (Bradenton Herald)
State Sen. Burt Saunders announced Wednesday he is dropping out of the GOP race for attorney general and plans to work toward electing Republican Charlie Crist as governor.
Defense lawyer seeks to have detainee trial moved from Guantanamo (KTVO-TV Kirksville)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A military defense lawyer for an alleged former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden wants the Pentagon to move the man's trial to the U-S from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Lawyer facing prison term for theft from clients (Boston Globe)
A former city lawyer faces seven years in prison after pleading no contest to charges that he stole $2.2 million from clients of the family law firm.
Iowa Attorney General’s office considers charges against firm (Quad-City Times)
DES MOINES — The Iowa Attorney General’s office is considering the possibility of criminal charges against an Ames construction firm that allegedly charged Iowa State University, or ISU, more than $400,000 for services state officials say never were performed.
Defense lawyer seeks to have detainee trial moved from Guantanamo (News Channel 9 Syracuse)
A military defense lawyer for an alleged former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden wants the Pentagon to move the man's trial to the U.S. from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Defense lawyer seeks to have detainee trial moved from Guantanamo (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A military defense lawyer for an alleged former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden wants the Pentagon to move the man's trial to the U.S. from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Defense lawyer seeks to have detainee trial moved from Guantanamo (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A military defense lawyer for an alleged former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden wants the Pentagon to move the man's trial to the U-S from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Detain Rashid lawyer: home affairs (SABC News)
The department of home affairs today asked the Pretoria High Court to detain Zehir Omar, a lawyer, for contempt of court. Omar is the lawyer of Khalid Mahmood Rashid, a Pakistani national, who disappeared after he was deported from South Africa in November last year.
Detain Rashid lawyer: home affairs (SABC News)
The department of home affairs today asked the Pretoria High Court to detain Zehir Omar, a lawyer, for contempt of court. Omar is the lawyer of Khalid Mahmood Rashid, a Pakistani national, who disappeared after he was deported from South Africa in November last year.
Defense lawyer seeks to have detainee trial moved from Guantanamo (KVOA Tucson)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A military defense lawyer for an alleged former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden wants the Pentagon to move the man's trial to the U-S from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
South Africa: Khalid Rashid Lawyer Hits Out At Cabinet (AllAfrica.com)
If anyone had besmirched the country's good name, it was the South African government, a lawyer for Pakistani national Khalid Rashid charged yesterday.
South Africa: State Seeks to Have Rashid Lawyer Jailed (AllAfrica.com)
The Department of Home Affairs will today ask the Pretoria High Court to jail Gauteng lawyer Zehir Omar for contempt of court.
Lawyer: Marine death probe tainted (UPI)
WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- A lawyer for one of the U.S. Marines under investigation in the deaths of 24 Iraqis last year says a congressman has biased the public against the Marines.
Defense lawyer seeks to have detainee trial moved from Guantanamo (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A military defense lawyer for an alleged former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden wants the Pentagon to move the man's trial to the U-S from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Senate panel approves Anderson for U.S. attorney (Boston Globe)
A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday unanimously approved President Bush's nomination of Thomas Anderson to move up from an assistant's post to the top job in the U.S. attorney's office for Vermont.
State's attorney to support initiative for two new K-9s (Macomb Journal)
MACOMB - McDonough County State's Attorney James Hoyle told the County Board's finance committee Wednesday that his office will contribute $500 to efforts by the Macomb Police Department to secure two police dogs.
District Attorney's statements, documents on rape case differ (Knoxville News Sentinal)
In the early days of the Duke lacrosse rape case, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's public statements appear to have contradicted certain facts in his own files.
Senate panel approves Anderson for U.S. attorney in Vermont (The Burlington Free Press)
Published: Thursday, June 15, 2006 MONTPELIER — A U.S. Senate committee today unanimously approved President Bush’s nomination of Thomas Anderson to move up from an assistant’s post to the top job in the U.S. attorney’s office for Vermont.
Court Rules Governor's Attorney Bills Should Be Public (The Louisville Channel)
Gov. Ernie Fletcher will have to hand over documents showing how much his administration is spending on attorney fees.
Noted attorney labeled sex offender (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A year ago, he was a noted Cincinnati defense attorney. Today, J. Robert Andrews is a convicted felon and sex offender.
State Attorney General Weighs Investigating 1995 Armstrong Tunnel Shooting Death (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The state attorney general is weighing whether to investigate the case of a man who led police on a chase through the Armstrong Tunnels that ended in that man's death.