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Indonesian attorney general sued for dropping Suharto case (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Three private groups of lawyers and activists have filed suit against the Indonesian attorney general's office for dropping a long-running corruption case against ailing former dictator Suharto.
Mt. Laurel attorney is Burlco trustee for bar (Courier-Post)
James J. Ferrelli, a Mount Laurel attorney, has been installed as Burlington County trustee for the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Indonesian attorney general sued for dropping Suharto's case (Channel NewsAsia)
JAKARTA : Three private groups of lawyers and activists have filed suit against the Indonesian attorney general's office for dropping a long-running corruption case against ailing former president Suharto.
China land rights lawyer released (BBC News)
A Shanghai lawyer who helped residents protest about the demolition of their homes is released from jail.
Longtime Lawyer May Fight Connolly for Top Board Seat (Washington Post)
Fairfax County Republicans are recruiting a lawyer long active in party politics to challenge incumbent Democrat Gerald E. Connolly for Board of Supervisors chairman next year.
Wounded terror suspect wants to clear name but not fit for questioning: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A man who was shot in a police raid is "bewildered" by his treatment as a terror suspect and wants to clear his name but was still not fit enough to undergo questioning, his lawyer said.
Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky transferred to punishment cell: lawyer (KYIV Post)
MOSCOW (AP) - Jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been transferred to a punishment cell again, his lawyer said Monday, accusing prison authorities of persecuting the jailed oil magnate.
Attorney for Falls is leaving his post (The Buffalo News)
NIAGARA FALLS - City Hall's top attorney, Ronald D. Anton, has resigned from his post effective June 15. The longtime Falls attorney said he will now devote his attention to his private practice, which he has maintained while being the corporation counsel for six years.
City Attorney Accused Of Sex With Teen Faces New Charges (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A city attorney accused of having sex with a teenage prostitute, videotaping it and then trying to cover it up turned himself in at the Broward County Jail on Friday.
Italian judge examines claims Berlusconi bribed British lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi found himself back in the spotlight at the start of legal considerations over whether to proceed with a charge that he bribed a British lawyer.
Nature journal reveals wildlife lore of lawyer, politician Maurice LcClue (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
Maurice McClue loved birds and nature. A local lawyer and politician, McClue was an avid outdoorsman and active in the Angola Congregational Church.
Attorney: Was McLaughlin treated differently (The News-Review)
The attorney for Stacey McLaughlin is seeking proof that the fired former director of the Douglas County Museum was treated differently than other county employees accused of insubordination.
Beslan terrorist’s lawyer appeals against conviction (Itar-Tass)
VLADIKAVKAZ, June 5 (Itar-Tass) -- The lawyer of Nurpashi Kulayev, the sole participant in the hostage-taking attack in Beslan captured alive, has said he has filed an appeal against the sentence passed on his client by the Supreme Court of North Ossetia.
District Attorney seeks re-election (The Tomah Journal)
Monroe County District Attorney Dan Cary announced to a small group of friends and supporters that he would be running for re-election. “I’ve spent almost my whole professional life in public service. At 17, I left my home near Cashton to join the Marine Corps.
Sahil's admission to police does not hold good: his lawyer (New Kerala)
New Delhi: As Delhi Police continued probe into Rahul Mahajan'a alleged drug abuse case, Sahil Zaroo's lawyer Majeed Memon today said the statement reportedly made by the 21-year-old Kashmiri youth that he had procured drugs for Vivek Moitra and Pramod Mahajan's son "does not hold good".
Former Park County attorney sued over alleged ethics violation (Billings Gazette)
LIVINGSTON -- Several groups and residents long critical of county government programs have sued former Park County Attorney Tara DePuy, alleging an ethics violation.
Priest’s attorney threatens to sue over legal defense fund (The Toledo Blade)
An attorney for convicted murderer Gerald Robinson is threatening to take legal action against a Sylvania man who is the trustee of the Toledo priest’s legal defense fund.
Best & Flanagan hires former U.S. Attorney (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
Best & Flanagan has hired Thomas Heffelfinger, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, the law firm announced Monday.
Padilla lawyer wants key evidence tossed (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla is asking a judge to throw out key evidence, saying the warrant for his arrest was based on statements from one source who claims he was tortured and another who was heavily medicated.
Attorney General: Look at petition before signing (Billings Gazette)
HELENA -- Montana's attorney general warned voters Monday to pay attention to details before signing any of the petitions trying to get on the November ballot.
Attorney General: Look at petition before signing (Billings Gazette)
HELENA -- Montana's attorney general warned voters Monday to pay attention to details before signing any of the petitions trying to get on the November ballot. The message from Attorney General Mike McGrath follows complaints of deceptive practices by ...
7th Vioxx trial begins; lawyer says Merck hid drug's dangers (Courier-Post)
ATLANTIC CITY (AP) -- Drugmaker Merck & Co. repeatedly tried to downplay the cardiac risks of its painkiller Vioxx, so Vioxx user Elaine Doherty didn't know about them and couldn't control them before she suffered a heart attack, her lawyer told jurors as a product liability trial over the drug began today.
Padilla Lawyer Wants Key Evidence Tossed (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer for alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla is asking a judge to throw out key evidence, saying the warrant for his arrest was based on statements from one source who claims he was tortured and another who was heavily medicated. The statements were cited in an FBI affidavit "that distorted the facts in an apparent disregard for the truth,'' attorney Andrew Patel said in
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.
“Person of interest” in murder of Assistant U.S. Attorney’s wife shoots himself during arrest attempt (Daily American)
Officials gathered at the Franklin County State's Attorney's office, Sunday afternoon, to confirm the death of Brian Cockrum, 42, of Ina. Cockrum was recently tagged as a “person of interest” in the death of Cindy Leggans, the wife of Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Leggans.
Attorney says statute of limitations won't stop fraud charges (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
INDIANAPOLIS An attorney says the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis committed fraud by shuffling a sexually abusive ex-priest from parish to parish and that...
Defendant in CHP shooting gets new attorney (The Sacramento Bee)
WOODLAND - A man accused of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer was appointed a new co-counsel on Monday to replace his attorney who died last month, according to Yolo County District Attorney Dave Henderson.
Lawyer says Georgia terror suspect never plotted with Canadians (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Atlanta-AP) June 5, 2006 - The lawyer for a former Georgia Tech student accused of planning a terrorist attack said Monday that his client never plotted with seven terror suspects arrested this weekend in Canada.
Justice Dept. lawyer testifies at inquiry (Canada.com)
Federal Justice Department lawyer Eugene Williams testified Monday he took a somewhat reactive role in investigating David Milgaards 1988 application to have his murder conviction reviewed.
Body In Moore County ID'd As Prominent Attorney (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
The body of a man found in a Moore County barn last week has been identified as that of a prominent attorney who disappeared in April.
Attorney-General’s Office offers soon at State Pariyatti Sasana University (The New Light of Myanmar)
YANGON, 5 June — The Attorney-General’s Office offered soon to members of Sangha of State Pariyatti Sasana University (Yangon) this morning.
China releases human rights lawyer -group (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities have released a Chinese lawyer jailed for helping evicted Shanghai residents seek compensation, but an official crackdown on petitioners has become worse, a human rights group said.
China releases human rights lawyer -group (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities have released a Chinese lawyer jailed for helping evicted Shanghai residents seek compensation, but an official crackdown on petitioners has become worse, a human rights group said.
Obituary: Albert C. Shapira / Duquesne University law professor and longtime union attorney (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Albert C. Shapira, who started out as an engineer for Westinghouse Electric but went on to become a union attorney and longtime professor of law at Duquesne University, died Sunday at Forbes Hospice of complications from pneumonia. He was 89.
Lawyer charged with 3 counts of perjury (The Youngstown Vindicator)
Sex-related acts reportedly took place in Edward Sturgeon's Youngstown office. COLUMBUS — A Boardman lawyer has been charged with three felony counts of perjury regarding statements he gave the Supreme Court of Ohio's disciplinary counsel.
Attorney challenges daughter's class ranking on graduation eve (phillyburbs.com)
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - An attorney wants a judge to boost his daughter's grade-point average on the eve of her graduation, saying school officials did not give her enough credit for honors and advanced placement courses she completed.
People: Attorney to serve USO Affiliate Council (Courier-Post)
Denny Shupe, an attorney with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia, was elected to serve both as a member and as the chair of the Executive Committee of the USO Affiliate Council, a representative body of all USO chapters throughout the United States.
Rebellion case vs 5 Estrada supporters to be dropped--lawyer (INQ7.net)
THE REBELLION case against the five supporters of deposed president Joseph Estrada will be dismissed, their lawyer has said.
Defense attorney's removal is sought (Arizona Daily Star)
A woman whose former attorney is charged with stealing more than $100,000 from her is trying to get his defense attorney removed from the case.
Jog-By Campaign Brings Lawyer to Polk (The Ledger)
LAKELAND -- Will McBride ran into Lakeland in jogging attire and handed out rally towels Monday in his late bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. McBride, 33, an Orlando lawyer specializing in immigration and corporate law, is one of three Republicans trying to knock
Peterson to take Fifth in suit, attorney says (The News & Observer)
Convicted murderer Mike Peterson will have to submit to questioning under oath in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by his wife's daughter. But Peterson, who hopes to win a new trial, won't say much beyond his name and address, his attorney said.
Real estate lawyer out of prison (The Scotsman)
A CHINESE lawyer who was imprisoned after helping residents sue a prominent real estate developer has been released after serving a three-year sentence, a human rights group said today.
Goddard dedicates attorney general satellite office in Sierra Vista (Sierra Vista Herald)
SIERRA VISTA —The state attorney general has initiated a statewide community outreach campaign that offers educational programs designed to protect consumers against scams and fraud.
State attorney agrees with extradition of Swede to USA (České noviny)
Prague- The Prague City State Attorney's Office agrees with the extradition of Oussama Kassir, Swede of Lebanese origin, suspected of terrorism to the United States, its spokesman Martin Omelka said.
New attorney for Ames man accused in assault case (WHO-TV Des Moines)
AMES, Iowa A Story County judge has appointed a new attorney for an Ames man accused of repeatedly assaulting a teen runaway last month to avoid a conflict of interest.
Attorney General: Look at petition before signing (Montana Standard)
HELENA (AP) — Montana’s attorney general warned voters Monday to pay attention to details before signing any of the petitions trying to get on the November ballot.
Cape Breton labour lawyer dies (CBC Nova Scotia)
Blaise MacDonald, a well-known lawyer in Cape Breton, has died at the age of 62. A specialist in labour law, MacDonald was involved in several high-profile cases. Recently, he represented the family of Jamie Bailey at an inquiry into the 28-year-old man's death in the Sydney police lockup in 2000.
Cape Breton labour lawyer dies (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Blaise MacDonald, a well-known lawyer in Cape Breton, has died at the age of 62.
LaBarre lawyer asks for bail hearing (Portsmouth Herald)
DOVER - A lawyer for a woman jailed on charges she murdered a Massachusetts man and burned his body is trying to get her released from jail before her trial.
Gag ordered issued in case of woman accusing ex-attorney of theft (KVOA Tucson)
A Tucson woman whose former lawyer is charged with stealing more than $100,000 from her is trying to get his defense attorney removed from the case.