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Attorney for Harry Collins says he wasn't competent to talk with police (Herald Standard)
The attorney for Harry Collins, the 58-year-old man convicted of setting two of the many arsons that plagued Connellsville, has argued in paperwork to the state Superior Court that his client was not mentally competent to talk to police.
Troopers' attorney wants case dismissed (Herald Standard)
The attorney for two state police troopers sued in connection with the shooting death of 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe wants the case against them dismissed because there is no evidence that either trooper acted unreasonably.
Lawyer sues to clear title of Tinian land he leased (Saipan Tribune)
A lawyer filed a lawsuit yesterday to clear the title of a 25,041-square-meter lot on Tinian that he leased for 55 years.
Denver Lawyer Could Sharpen Focus on Weiss in Milberg Probe (Law.com)
Federal prosecutors who indicted Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman last month are in talks with a Denver lawyer whose testimony could sharpen the investigation's focus toward Melvyn Weiss, founding partner of the New York-based law firm, according to sources familiar with the government's probe.
State attorney absolves deputy in man's death (The Palm Beach Post)
A deputy's decision to shoot and kill an unarmed, belligerent man in February was a justifiable use of force, Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer decided last week.
Attorney pleads guilty in crash death (The Express-Times)
ALLENTOWN | An attorney pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle while driving drunk and other charges in the Nov. 23 death of a fourth-year West Point cadet home for Thanksgiving.
Chatham selects attorney (Danville Register Bee)
DANVILLE, Va. - The Chatham Town Council recently selected Brian Turpin as its town attorney.
Denver Lawyer Could Sharpen Focus on Weiss in Milberg Probe (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Federal prosecutors who indicted Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman last month are in talks with a Denver lawyer whose testimony could sharpen the investigation's focus toward Melvyn Weiss, according to sources familiar with the probe.
Young's attorney must pay court costs (Detroit News)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- An attorney for Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young was ordered to pay $150 in court costs Monday after failing to appear at a hearing in Young's domestic-violence case.
UND v. NCAA : Attorney general candidate questions lawsuit (Grand Forks Herald)
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's office should not take on UND's lawsuit against the NCAA, the Democratic candidate for the position said Monday.
Florida Bar recertifies Johnson as tax lawyer (The Herald-Tribune)
David P. Johnson has been recertified as a board certified tax lawyer by the Florida Bar. Johnson is one of 37 Florida attorneys to be certified in both taxation and in wills, trust and estates.
Young's lawyer fined for missing court (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young was ordered to pay $150 in court costs Monday after failing to appear at a hearing in the player's domestic violence case. "This could have been handled better," Judge Diane D'Agostini of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills said in ordering William Swor to pay for missing the June 13 hearing.
Attorney challenges former client's claims (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – An attorney accused of inadequate representation disputed his former client's claims that he submitted false testimony in a child pornography trial.
Springfield lawyer running for Governor's Council (WRGB)
(Springfield, MASS - AP) - A Springfield lawyer has opened his campaign for a seat on the Governor's Council. Michael Kogut says he wants to be a voice for an independent judiciary. He is running as an unenrolled candidate.
Taylor chooses British lawyer for war crimes trial (Tiscali)
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberia leader Charles Taylor has provisionally chosen a British lawyer from a list of court-approved legal specialists to defend him against war crimes charges in Sierra Leone.
School district's attorney gets glowing review (Hernando Today)
BROOKSVILLE — It’s been a year since the full-time school attorney Paul Carland has been hired and school officials have completed his first-year performance evaluation. They gave Carland a glowing recommendation.
Lawyer brought before the court for refusing to walk through security scanner (di-ve)
A lawyer was on Tuesday brought before the courts for refusing to walk through a security scanner at the law courts. On Tuesday morning, Dr.Toni Abela failed to walk through the security scanner and having his bags checked.
Lawyer brought before the court for refusing to walk through security scanner (di-ve)
VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news)--June 20 2006 - 1350CEST-- A lawyer was on Tuesday brought before the courts for refusing to walk through a security scanner at the law courts.
Lawyer brought before the court for refusing to walk through security scanner (di-ve)
VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news)--June 20 2006 - 1350CEST-- A lawyer was on Tuesday brought before the courts for refusing to walk through a security scanner at the law courts.
DNR goes with own attorney over Nixon in Taum Sauk probe (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will no longer let Attorney General Jay Nixon represent the agency in its case against Ameren Corp. over the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse.
Man charged with killing Live Oak attorney returns to court (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Angus Macintyre, the man who surrendered to authorities in the courthouse Thursday, returned to Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Monday to face murder charges in the shooting death of a Live Oak attorney.
Stem cell scientist believed in breakthroughs, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
The disgraced scientist, Hwang Woo Suk, firmly believed his lab's purported stem cell breakthroughs were genuine until confronted last year with evidence that they were faked, his lawyer insisted Tuesday at the start of Hwang's trial for fraud.
Former attorney admits drinking, speeding before fatal crash (WCAX 3)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. A former attorney admits he was speeding and driving drunk when his car collided with another vehicle on a Pennsylvania road, killing a West Point cadet who was home for Thanksgiving.
Lawyer pleads guilty to homicide while DUI (The Morning Call)
Lawyer Robert Eric Hall admitted Monday he made ''horrible decisions'' by mixing a fast car, speed, alcohol and his own irresponsibility, causing the death of a 22-year-old West Point cadet who was home visiting family and friends last Thanksgiving season.
Attorney wants to appeal Robinson verdict (ABC 13 Toledo)
One local attorney wants the priest to appeal. John Donahue says he'll take Robinson's case free of charge. He told us "I believe that the system failed in this case. I believe that an innocent man was convicted based on evidence that should have never gone to the jury in this case."
Two Men Stung By Attorney General Project (WPXI-TV Pittsburgh)
An internet sex string operation run by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office nabbed its 50th suspect.
Lawyer Convicted Of Helping Terrorists Questions Wiretapping In Her Case (NY1 News)
A civil rights lawyer convicted of assisting terrorists is questioning whether she was the victim of warrantless wiretapping. Lynne Stewart filed a petition in Manhattan federal court Monday asking whether the government illegally spied on her or anyone involved in her case.
Former attorney admits drinking, speeding before fatal crash (WCAX 3)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. A former attorney admits he was speeding and driving drunk when his car collided with another vehicle on a Pennsylvania road, killing a West Point cadet who was home for Thanksgiving.
Waiter gets life for killing lady lawyer (Sun Star)
BAGUIO CITY -- The city's heinous crimes court sentenced to life imprisonment a waiter for the killing of lady lawyer Victoria Sturch.
Liberals select lawyer for Calgary-Buffalo riding (CBC)
Liberals have chosen lawyer Kent Hehr as their candidate in the riding of Calgary-Buffalo for the next provincial election.
Frosh opts against running for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Montgomery County Democrat will seek re-election as state senator State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat who had been weighing a potential candidacy for attorney general, has decided to pass up that race and seek re-election.
Court of Appeal Upholds Nearly $2 Million Award Against Attorney for Mishandling Escrow (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
The Fourth District Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed a $1.985 million damages award in a conversion and breach of fiduciary duty action against Los Angeles attorney Christopher O’Connell and the firm of Parker Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian over the mishandling of an escrow.
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.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Announces $150,000 Settlement With Talk America Over Phone Service Disruptions (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox today announced a settlement with Talk America following a complaint that the Attorney General filed on March 16th seeking fines and costs against Talk America for failing to maintain and repair the phone service for a 100-bed assisted living complex for senior citizens in Kalamazoo.
Attorney: Han not guilty in suicide (Newsday)
The attorney for a man accused of stepping aside as his wife plunged a minivan with their children inside down a mountainside cliff insisted Tuesday that his client had committed no crime in the woman's death.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Announces $150,000 Settlement With Talk America Over Phone Service Disruptions (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox today announced a settlement with Talk America following a complaint that the Attorney General filed on March 16th seeking fines and costs against Talk America for failing to maintain and repair the phone service for a 100-bed assisted living complex for senior citizens in Kalamazoo.
Patricia Gail Price -- attorney in case against Denny's (San Francisco Chronicle)
Patricia "Patty" Gail Price, an attorney in the landmark racial discrimination case against Denny's restaurants, died Thursday in her San Leandro home after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 54. During the 1990s, Ms. Price directed the...
Lawyer Offers to Handle Robinson Appeal (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- New developments in Father Gerald Robinson's murder case. A local attorney is offering to handle Robinson's appeal for free. John Donahue has been a lawyer for 25 years, mostly in criminal defense.
Botswana: From Roving Reporter to Attorney and Activist (AllAfrica.com)
Once a roving reporter for this newspaper Batsho Nthoi is now a practising attorney who is yet to lose a case and a renowned youth activist. The dynamic 24-year-old has survived controversy to lead the Botswana National Youth Centre as chairperson.
Court date set for complaint against ex-assistant Ventura City attorney (Santa Paula Times)
A former Ventura assistant city attorney is the focus of a misdemeanor complaint that alleges that he tried to dissuade a witness - a police officer - from testifying against one of his children who had received a traffic ticket, a claim that has led to accusations against the Ventura city attorney.
Human Rights Attorney's Open Letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council (The Epoch Times)
Shanghai attorney Zheng Enchong was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime of "Leaking State Secrets" because he helped forced house-demolishing victims to file lawsuits protesting their ...
Matawan attorney's contribution an example of business as usual (Independent)
Why all this fuss about Pat Menna and his campaign contribution ("Borough attorney gave donation, got contract," June 7)? Is the voting public so enamored with its political parties and favorite politicians that it is unaware of the "normalcy" of these political payoffs?
Paedophile's lawyer to ask Govt for cash (Stuff)
The Wellington lawyer for convicted New Zealand paedophile Graham Cleghorn, who is serving 20 years in a Cambodian prison for raping five girls, plans to ask the New Zealand Government for money to fund his appeal.
Holocaust compensation lawyer turning his sights on Poland (The Scotsman)
AN AMERICAN lawyer who has won billions of pounds in compensation from German companies and Swiss banks for Holocaust victims is now turning his guns on the Polish government.
Disgraced lawyer allegedly went on diamond buying spree before fleeing (Channel NewsAsia)
Just days before he went missing with $16 million of his clients’ money, disgraced lawyer David Rasif (picture) had apparently gone shopping for diamonds.
Cambodian lawyer quits Cleghorn case (TVNZ)
The New Zealand lawyer for Graham Cleghorn, who has been jailed in Cambodia on sex charges, says his client has been left without legal representation just days before an appeal of his case.
Selma attorney files suit over Wilcox county jail conditions (Selma Times-Journal)
CAMDEN - A civil lawsuit was filed in Wilcox County Circuit Court today against Sheriff Prince Arnold in behalf of a Wilcox County Jail inmate, Alvonzo Johnson, who is charged with alleged drug trafficking. The suit was filed by Selma attorney George E. Jones, Ill, who represents Johnson.
Defendant's attorney says trials may be combined (The Farmington Daily Times)
FARMINGTON — The attorney of one man arrested in connection with the Oct. 21, 2005, fatal shooting of Bloomfield resident Carlos Escobar said his client may have a combined trial with two others implicated in the crime.
Attorney General looks into possible petition irregularities (Sioux City Journal)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Attorney General Jon Bruning is investigating allegations that people were being offered a chance to win prizes in exchange for signing two petition initiatives.
Attorney: City broke law with booze sting (Bismarck Tribune)
A police sting operation to detect liquor and beer sales to underage customers was illegal, an attorney said in asking the North Dakota Supreme Court to dismiss criminal charges against three people.