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Attorney gives details in Haditha case (The Olympian)
BAGHDAD, Iraq - An attorney for families of some of the two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians allegedly killed by U.S. Marines in the western town of Haditha on Nov. 19 said three or four Marines carried out the shootings while 20 more waited outside the homes.
Attorney joins race for judge position (The Olympian)
Olympia attorney Charlie Williams has joined the list of candidates seeking to become Thurston County's eighth Superior Court judge. Williams, 54, has been a criminal defense and personal injury attorney since 1992, but also has practiced family law.
Lawyer: Ticket Was Partly Payback (Valley News)
White River Junction -- About an hour into the first hearing on his client's court case disputing a $11,550 traffic ticket from the town of Norwich, the lawyer for Northeast Kingdom trucker Jimmy Eastman cut to the chase in Vermont traffic court yesterday afternoon.
Sleep Aid Cited in Arson Case: Attorney: Accused Mother of 2 Used Drug Some Say Causes Sleepwalking (RedNova)
By Fred Kelly, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jun. 3--The woman charged in a mysterious string of suspected arsons in the Dilworth neighborhood does not remember whether she set the fires, her attorney told a courtroom Friday.
Former city attorney investigated in fatal accident (WREG-TV Memphis)
PERRYVILLE, Ark. State police say results of blood tests on a former Camden city attorney were positive for cocaine and a prescription drug called sertraline. Police are investigating Benton Rollins' involvement in a March 22nd fatal accident in Perry County.
Brown leads race for attorney general (San Jose Mercury News)
Governor, secretary of state, party chairman, Oakland mayor. If the latest statewide poll is correct, Jerry Brown will add another political title to the list on Tuesday: attorney general.
Luger gets first-ballot DFL nod for county attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Former assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Luger received the DFL Party endorsement for Hennepin County attorney today on the first ballot. Luger defeated former County Attorney Mike Freeman 73 percent to 27 percent, with more than 900 delegates casting votes. "I'm 6-foot-1, 210 pounds; I will cry if you don't stop screaming for me," he told cheering delegates at Washburn High School in Minneapolis
Iraq lawyer blasts U.S. reaction to deaths (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who had several relatives among 24 Iraqis allegedly slain by U.S. Marines last fall and is representing kin of other victims complained in a videotape Saturday that American compensation paid to the families was inadequate.
Iraq Lawyer Blasts U.S. Reaction to Deaths (ABC News)
Haditha Lawyer: U.S. Compensation for Iraqi Deaths Inadequate, Witnesses Accused of Lying
Britney meets divorce lawyer; Federline plans kids' upbringing (EARTHtimes.org)
Looks like pop star Britney Spears has had enough of her party animal husband Kevin Federline. The Toxic singer visited a divorce lawyer recently, even as her publicist failed to deny Spears' marriage was as good as over.
Sahil being framed: lawyer (The Hindu)
SRINAGAR: Sahil's lawyer Mohammad Aslam Goni on Saturday came out in support of his client saying he was innocent and was being framed in the Rahul Mahajan case. He said Sahil surrendered here on his advice. ``I advised Sahil to surrender ...
District attorney wants teen tried as an adult (The Observer)
BERNALILLO - 13th Judicial District Attorney Lemuel Martinez announced Thursday afternoon that a teenager from Rio Rancho could be facing up to nine years in prison if convicted and sentenced as an adult in a May 21 incident that occurred on 10th Avenue.
Accuser's Attorney Speaks About Allegations Against Priest (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- The Diocese of Toledo has placed a retired Catholic priest on administrative leave and barred him from any public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the attorney representing the alleged victims has talked to News 11.
Democrat Denise O'Donnell Drops Out Of Attorney General Race (NY1 News)
The field of Democrats running for state attorney general is now a little thinner, with Denise O'Donnell announcing Saturday she's dropping out of the race.
No charges filed yet in case involving Metro East lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Three weeks after the unsealing of a civil suit that alleges that lawyer Tom Lakin engaged in improper sexual relations involving minors and drugs at his East Alton home, no criminal charges have been filed.
Haditha Lawyer Criticizes U.S. Payments (ABC News)
Haditha Lawyer Says U.S. Compensation Paid to Families of Victims Was Inadequate
Former city attorney investigated in fatal accident (WREG-TV Memphis)
PERRYVILLE, Ark. State police say results of blood tests on a former Camden city attorney were positive for cocaine and a prescription drug called sertraline. Police are investigating Benton Rollins' involvement in a March 22nd fatal accident in Perry County.
Lawyer Marsden farewelled (Townsville Bulletin)
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.
Lawyer Marsden farewelled (Northern Territory News)
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.
Haditha lawyer criticizes U.S. payments (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who had several relatives among 24 Iraqis allegedly slain by U.S. Marines last fall and is representing kin of other victims complained in a videotape Saturday that American compensation paid to the families was inadequate.
Mt. Pleasant city attorney confirms legal expenditures (Columbia Daily Herald)
MT. PLEASANT — The city reimbursed former public works employee James Larry Holden for $10,900 of his legal expenses, according to City Attorney Tom Hardin.
Haditha Lawyer Criticizes U.S. Payments (ABC News)
Haditha Lawyer Calls U.S. Compensation Paid to Families of Iraqi Victims Was Inadequate
Haditha lawyer criticizes U.S. payments (Syracuse.com)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A lawyer who had several relatives among 24 Iraqis allegedly slain by U.S. Marines last fall and is representing kin of other victims complained in a videotape Saturday that American compensation paid to the families was inadequate.
Mt. Pleasant city attorney confirms legal expenditures (Columbia Daily Herald)
MT. PLEASANT — The city reimbursed former public works employee James Larry Holden for $10,900 of his legal expenses, according to City Attorney Tom Hardin.
Carbon County picks attorney (Billings Gazette)
Robert Eddleman, a former Montana Supreme Court candidate who has been in private practice in Billings for the past two years, has been named Carbon County attorney.
DEQ attorney says pond work required mining permit (Billings Gazette)
MISSOULA -- The developer of a controversial subdivision along Rock Creek should have secured a state mining permit before digging a 5-acre pond and could eventually be fined, an attorney with the state Department of Environmental Quality says.
Attorney not liable for client's overdue chiropractic bills: Unsuccessful appeal came from Racine County case (The Journal Times)
MADISON - An attorney isn't responsible for paying a client's doctor bill, especially when the attorney hasn't signed an agreement with the doctor, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday in a Racine County case.
Attorney may join planning board (Lawrence Journal-World)
A Lawrence attorney is set to become the newest member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. Mayor Mike Amyx has appointed Brad Finkeldei, an attorney with the Lawrence firm of Stevens & Brand LLP, to serve on the board that oversees many land-use and planning decisions.
Johnson gets nod for attorney general (Pioneer Press)
Minnesota Republicans on Saturday endorsed state Rep. Jeff Johnson of Plymouth, a rising young star in the Legislature, for attorney general.
Woman linked to lawyer's murder now trying to become an attorney (The Beacon News)
ELGIN — Her name was prominently mentioned in the murder case of Kane County lawyer Tim McNamee. Now, the former Nadine Walter wants to become a lawyer herself.
Haditha lawyer criticizes U.S. payments (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who had several relatives among 24 Iraqis allegedly slain by U.S. Marines last fall and is representing kin of other victims complained in a videotape Saturday that American compensation paid to the families was inadequate.
Haditha Lawyer Criticizes U.S. Payments (ABC News)
Haditha Lawyer Calls U.S. Compensation Paid to Families of Iraqi Victims Was Inadequate
Lawyer complaints about tactics (Quad-City Times)
DES MOINES (AP) — An immigration lawyer says he and his client were tricked into going to an immigration office for an appointment. When they arrived, his client, Estephanie Izaquirre, 18, was arrested.
ATTORNEY GENERAL (Birmingham News)
There is only one choice: John Tyson Jr. served on the state Board of Education for 14 years and since 1994 has been Mobile County district attorney. The incumbent has been a disappointment. We recommend Ed Packard, director of the elections division in the secretary of state's office.
Haditha lawyer: U.S. paid kin only $2,500 (The Morning Call)
| A lawyer who had several relatives among 24 Iraqis allegedly slain by U.S. Marines last fall and is representing kin of other victims complained in a videotape Saturday that American compensation paid to the families — $2,500 per victim — was inadequate.
Attorney dissatisfied with U.S. compensation for families (The Olympian)
BAGHDAD, Iraq - An attorney who had several relatives among 24 Iraqis allegedly slain by Marines last fall and is representing kin of other victims complained in a videotape Saturday that U.S. compensation paid to the families was inadequate.
INTERVIEW - Saddam defence lawyer accuses court of bullying (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
AMMAN (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer on Sunday accused the court trying the former leader of bullying and intimidating the defence team and its witnesses to try to undermine its case.
Sahil might be made scapegoat: Lawyer (NDTV)
Sahil Zaroo who delivered drugs to Rahul Mahajan may become the scapegoat in the issue, his lawyer and family has said. Zaroo, 22, was flown to Delhi after he was arrested in Srinagar on Saturday.
Top US lawyer eyed to defend Salud, pal (Manila Bulletin)
AS SOON as it was revealed that the Filipino advisers of boxing star Manny Pacquiao – lawyer Ging Gacal and confidant Wakee Salud – were being sued by American handlers Shelly Finkel and lawyers Nicholas Khan and Keith Davidson, a helping hand was already being extended to them.
Jerry Brown Runs Again -- This Time for Attorney General (NPR)
At 68, former California governor, three-time Presidential candidate and now outgoing Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown is still running. This time, he's the odds-on favorite for the Democratic nomination in the race for California Attorney General.
Lawyer Says Ohio Football Coach Was Drugged (Channel Cincinnati)
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.
Saddam lawyer takes aim at judge (Independent Online)
Saddam Hussein's lawyer has accused the court trying the former Iraqi leader of bullying and intimidating the defence team and its witnesses to try to undermine its case.
Judge Fines R.I. Attorney General for Lead Paint Case Comments (Insurance Journal)
A judge fined Rhode Island's attorney general $10,000 last week for public comments he made after the state won a lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers, his second fine over statements abou
Park County civil attorney sued over alleged ethics violation (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
LIVINGSTON -- A group of people long critical of county government programs here has sued Park County Civil Attorney Tara DePuy, demanding that she be removed from her position and that she return all of her salary from the past year.
Court assigns lawyer to expat duo (The Peninsula)
Doha • A criminal court yesterday assigned a lawyer to a young Indonesian woman and a Pakistani who are facing charges of having illicit relations.
SUBIC RAPE Probers to testify GI, victim had consensual sex--lawyer (INQ7.net)
TWO US Navy investigators were expected to testify in court Monday that one of four US Marines accused of rape had admitted to having consensual sex with the Filipino woman who filed the case, a prosecution lawyer said.
Accuser's Attorney Speaks About Allegations Against Priest (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- The Diocese of Toledo has placed a retired Catholic priest on administrative leave and barred him from any public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the attorney representing the alleged victims has talked to News 11.
Prominent Shanghai property lawyer released from jail (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent property lawyer in Shanghai who was convicted of passing state secrets to foreigners has been released from jail after completing a three-year sentence, his wife said.
Edward J. Thompson Sr., 87, attorney, claims adjuster (Baltimore Sun)
Edward James Thompson Sr., a retired attorney, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Linthicum resident was 87.
Saddam lawyer says court bullies defence (Gulf Times)
AMMAN: Saddam Hussain’s chief lawyer yesterday accused the court trying the former leader of bullying and intimidating the defence team and its witnesses to try to undermine its case.