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Paroubek files lawsuit against Kubice, not complaint-attorney (České noviny)
Prague- The Prague 1 District State Attorney's Office told CTK today that Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek (Social Democrats, CSSD) had filed a lawsuit against police organised crime unit (UOOZ) head Jan Kubice, and not a complaint, as the media wrote, and that the office received his file.
Texas woman, accused of being a fake attorney, held in Alabama (WPMI 15)
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Police say a Texas woman traveled state-to-state posing as an attorney and charged Spanish-speaking drug defendants thousands of dollars to represent them in court.
Lawyer: Woman adopting, not stealing baby (AP via Yahoo! News)
A wealthy woman accused of kidnapping a 7-week old baby was adopting him, her lawyer said, but police claim she took the baby after his teenage mother rejected her offer to buy him.
Attorney: Woman accused in LA baby snatching was adopting infant (ABC 7 El Paso)
LOS ANGELES The attorney for a wealthy Dallas-area woman accused of kidnapping a seven-week-old baby in Los Angeles says his client was actually adopting the...
Attorney: Woman accused in LA baby snatching was adopting infant (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
LOS ANGELES The attorney for a wealthy Dallas-area woman accused of kidnapping a seven-week-old baby in Los Angeles says his client was actually adopting the boy.
Lyon County deputy district attorney running for Storey County DA position (Nevada Appeal)
A Lyon County deputy district attorney is running for office in Storey County.
Vu's attorney wants to move baby-selling trial elsewhere (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
APPLETON — The attorney for a man charged with trying to sell his infant daughter said Thursday that police tainted the jury pool by holding a news conference detailing the investigation.
Druken decision impairing plea bargains, lawyer claims (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
While his client savours freedom outside of prison, Jody Druken's lawyer says a judge's rejection of a plea agreement has had a ripple effect throughout the criminal justice system.
Lawyer plays down Arsenal fears (BBC News)
A leading sports lawyer says Arsenal have little to fear from the probe into their association with Belgian club Beveren.
District attorney candidates rake in almost $200,000 (Tahoe Daily Tribune)
Blame inflation or a more heated district attorney's race. The campaign for El Dorado County district attorney is proving a costly one as the two candidates have raised a total nearing $200,000, election forms show.
Biden's son begins run for attorney general (The Buffalo News)
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, son of Delaware's senior U.S. senator, kicked off his campaign for state attorney general Thursday. Biden pledged not only to prosecute criminals, but also to prevent crimes such as identity theft and Internet stalking of children by sexual predators.
Man who posed as attorney sentenced (The Sacramento Bee)
A private investigator who fraudulently posed as an attorney at the Atwood Legal Center was sent to state prison Thursday after pleading no contest in Placer Superior Court to conspiracy charges.
Attorney: Woman accused in baby snatching was adopting infant (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A wealthy woman accused of kidnapping a 6-week-old baby was in fact adopting the boy, her attorney said.
Civil Rights Attorney Causes Disruption At Town Hall Meeting (KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News)
Civil rights attorney James Myart was escorted out of a District 2 town hall meeting Thursday night that featured Martin Luther King III.
Safavian Lawyer Plans a Short Defense in Lobbying Trial (Fox News)
The lawyer for David Safavian, a Bush administration official, plans a short defense to wrap up a lobbying scandal trial on charges that he concealed giving assistance from his government post to his former partner.
Solich's lawyer argues Ohio coach was drugged (USA Today)
Ohio coach Frank Solich is fighting a drunken driving conviction based on testing that revealed the "date rape" drug GHB in his system, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Sam Shamansky said he will ask the Athens Municipal Court to consider overturning Solich's conviction. Solich pleaded no contest in November after police spotted him slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.
Lake Geneva mayor suspends city attorney (Gazette Extra Sports)
LAKE GENEVA-A petition to remove City Attorney Michael Rielly from office was filed Thursday with the city clerk's office. Rielly was arrested at a Lake Geneva bar on May 25 on charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and trespassing.
Former city attorney turns himself in (Miami Herald)
Former North Miami city attorney Barry Kutun turned himself in this aftenoon at the Broward County jail on two counts of unlawful sex with a Hollywood teenager.
Lawyer says Solich was drugged with GHB (Sports Illustrated)
Ohio coach Frank Solich is fighting a drunken driving conviction based on testing that revealed the "date rape" drug GHB in his system, his lawyer said Friday.
Attorney General hit with second fine in lead paint case (Boston Globe)
A judge fined Attorney General Patrick Lynch $10,000 on Friday for public comments he made after the state won a lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers, marking the second time Lynch has been penalized for comments about the case.
Former Scrushy lawyer joins Ferrari crash defense team (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES The lawyer who represented fired HealthSouth chief Richard Scrushy will defend the man accused of stealing a classic Ferrari sports car and wrecking it on the P-C-H in Malibu.
Scrushy's Lawyer Joins Ferrari Crash Defense Team (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The lawyer who represented fired Health South chief Richard Scrushy will defend the man accused of stealing a classic Ferrari sports car and wrecking it on the PCH in Malibu.
Attorney: Woman Accused In LA Baby Snatching Was Adopting Infant (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
The attorney for a wealthy Dallas-area woman accused of kidnapping a 7-week-old baby in Los Angeles says his client was actually adopting the boy.
Lawyer says Solich was drugged (Lincoln Journal Star)
ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio coach Frank Solich is fighting a drunken-driving conviction based on testing that revealed the “date rape” drug GHB in his system, his lawyer said Friday.
Defense attorney: U.S. troops to face murder charges in Iraqi's death (WOAI)
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Seven Marines and a Navy corpsman could face murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges as early as Friday in the shooting death of an Iraqi man, a defense attorney said.
Lawyer says Ohio coach was drugged (Fox Sports)
Ohio coach Frank Solich is fighting a drunken driving conviction based on testing that revealed the "date rape" drug GHB in his system, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Sam Shamansky said he will ask the Athens Municipal Court to look at the drug test and consider overturning Solich's conviction. Solich, a former Nebraska coach, pleaded no contest in November after police spotted him slumped over
UPDATED! Murder victim was wife of assistant U.S. attorney (Southern Illinoisan)
WEST CITY — Cindy Leggans, the wife of Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Leggans, has been identified by authorities as the woman that was found beaten to death Thursday afternoon in West City.
Attorney Derek Farmer To Plead To Keep License (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
DAYTON, Ohio -- An attorney will soon have his day in court, where he will plead to keep his law license. Derek Farmer is an attorney in Columbus who may lose his license for allegedly mishandling a client’s case. The state Supreme Court will hear his appeal next week.
Attorney general adds staffer to help handle public-access issues (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD — After handling more than 1,000 questions and complaints from the public, the media and others about government openness, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Friday that she has added a staffer to her public access counselor's office.
Felony charges filed in abduction of Alabama attorney (Montgomery Advertiser)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities filed kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault charges Friday against a parolee accused of abducting an attorney and holding her for nine hours before her rescue by police.
Attorney: Woman Accused In LA Baby Snatching Was Adopting Infant (KFSN-TV Fresno)
A wealthy woman accused of kidnapping a 7-week-old baby was in fact adopting the boy, her attorney said.
Lawyer John Marsden farewelled (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Friends, family and colleagues of the prominent Sydney lawyer, John Marsden, have met in Campbelltown in Sydney's south-west for his funeral service.
Lawyer John Marsden farewelled (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Friends, family and colleagues of the prominent Sydney lawyer, John Marsden, have met in Campbelltown in Sydney's south-west for his funeral service. Sixty-four-year-old Mr Marsden died last month from stomach cancer while holidaying in Turkey.
Felony charges for abduction of attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man accused of abducting an attorney and holding her for nine hours before her rescue by police was charged with kidnapping and sexual assault Friday.
Felony Charges for Abduction of Attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man accused of abducting an attorney and holding her for nine hours before her rescue by police was charged with kidnapping and sexual assault Friday. Dedrick Griham, 35, was charged with five felonies, including one count of rape and two counts of sodomy. The ordeal began early Wednesday when witnesses said they saw a gunman force a woman back into the Lexus she was
Lawyer John Marsden farewelled in Sydney (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Dozens of people have gathered in a Sydney church to farewell controversial lawyer John Marsden.
Attorney General steps up pressure on debtors (The Jakarta Post)
The Attorney General's Office (AGO) plans to summon all the debtors to the Bank Indonesia's Liquidity Support Scheme (BLBI) to ensure they pay back their debts by the government's December deadline.
Lawyer says medical data will show his client is too frail for trial (The Star-Ledger)
The lawyer for a Hunterdon County man awaiting a retrial on sexual abuse charges said he hopes to have in the next three weeks medical records that will show his client is too frail to stand trial.
Attorney General steps up pressure on debtors (The Jakarta Post)
The Attorney General's Office (AGO) plans to summon all the debtors to the Bank Indonesia's Liquidity Support Scheme (BLBI) to ensure they pay back their debts by the government's December deadline.
Attorney: Guest-work system can be abused (Rocky Mountain News)
A federal suit filed against a Colorado ranch on behalf of Chilean herders exposes the potential for abuse in guest-worker programs, an attorney said Friday.
Lawyer: Shooting Justified (Hartford Courant)
The lawyer for Hartford police Officer Robert Lawlor has written a scathing rebuttal to a report released last month that concluded Lawlor was not justified in shooting and killing a teenager last year and should face criminal charges in the incident.
VIOLATION OF TRUST Client security fund sets things right when a lawyer goes wrong (Scranton Times-Tribune)
It sometimes happens because a lawyer has a drug addiction or a gambling problem.
Saying no to meth: Attorney general’s education program reaches Olympic High School (Central Kitsap Reporter)
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna talked to Olympic High School students Wednesday.
Lawyer: Solich was drugged (The Plain Dealer)
Ohio University football coach Frank Solich is fighting a drunken driving conviction based on testing that revealed the "date rape" drug GHB in his system, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer Marsden farewelled (The Sunday Mail)
CONTROVERSIAL Sydney lawyer John Marsden was the man who forced the establishment to face up to the reality of homosexuality, his friend, High Court Judge Michael Kirby, said today.
Felony charges filed in abduction of Birmingham attorney (WTVM 9)
BIRMINGHAM Authorities have filed five felony charges in the abduction of a Birmingham attorney earlier this week.
Charges filed in abduction of attorney (The Clarion-Ledger)
BIRMINGHAM — Authorities filed kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault charges Friday against a parolee accused of abducting an attorney and holding her for nine hours before her rescue by police.
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 .
Billings by lawyer for poor defended (The Charlotte Observer)
Charlotte lawyer Lucky Osho may have made mistakes when he submitted bills for defending poor criminal suspects, but they were unintentional, his lawyer said Friday.
N. Miami's ex-attorney faces more sex charges (Sun-Sentinel)
HOLLYWOOD · The former North Miami city attorney who admitted paying for sex with a Hollywood madam and an underage girl turned himself in Friday to face a new round of charges.