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Defense attorney says witnesses lied in Aryan Brotherhood trial (KLAS)
SANTA ANA, Calif. An attorney for four members of a notorious prison gang has told a California jury that witnesses against them were a "parade of perjurers" trying to get their own sentences reduced.
Charge laid over Melbourne lawyer's murder (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Police in Melbourne have charged a man over the murder of lawyer David Robinson. The 42-year-old Kealba man was arrested at his home yesterday evening.
Prince's site shut down; attorney says not due to lawsuit (USA Today)
Prince's fan website has been shut down, but an attorney for the musician says it's not related to a recent trademark lawsuit against the site, NPGMusicClub.com. HM Publishing Holdings, a book company in England, filed the lawsuit on July 3 based on its own NPG, a science-book subsidiary called the Nature Publishing Group.
Prince's site shut down; attorney says not due to lawsuit (Sydney Morning Herald)
Prince's fan Web site has been shut down, but an attorney for the musician says it's not related to a recent trademark lawsuit against the site, NPGMusicClub.com. -
Lawyer murder accused in court (The Australian)
A MAN charged with shooting dead a Melbourne lawyer professed his love for his daughters before being ordered into custody by a Melbourne court today.
Murder-accused's lawyer warns media (Stuff)
The lawyer for the man charged with murdering Wellington man Tony Stanlake has cautioned the news media not to conduct any more investigations into the case now it is before the court.
Attorney: Jackson took advantage of client (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson was a "cagey, calculating witness" who took advantage of an associate, an attorney for the man said Wednesday in closing arguments of a lawsuit claiming the singer owes him well over a million dollars.
Prince's fan website shut down; lawyer says not due to lawsuit (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prince's fan website has been shut down, but a lawyer for the musician said it's not related to a recent trademark lawsuit against the site, NPGMusicClub.com.
Manhattan Lawyer accused of stealing $1.6 million (1010 WINS New York)
A lawyer was indicted Wednesday on charges of stealing more than $1.6 million from clients whose estates and accounts he handled.
Defense attorney says witnesses lied in Aryan Brotherhood trial (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SANTA ANA, 8:02 p.m. July 12 (AP): Four members of the Aryan Brotherhood should be acquitted of charges of plotting to kill their rivals and former members because the case against them was built on testimony from prison snitches who had incentives to lie, a defense attorney told jurors Wednesday.
Chinese police detain activist lawyer Zheng Enchong again, rights group says(Updated 11:37 a.m.) (Chinapost.com.tw)
A Chinese activist lawyer, who has been held under house arrest since his release from prison last month, has been detained by police in Shanghai, a rights group said Thursday.
Porco's defense lawyer suffers chest pains (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. A lawyer representing a young Albany man accused of killing his father with an ax and injuring his mother underwent heart surgery to clear a blocked artery.
Attorney general won't probe '95 killing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
State Attorney General Tom Corbett has declined a request by the Allegheny County district attorney to investigate whether top Pittsburgh police personnel acted illegally in connection with a 1995 shooting.
N.Y. Lawyer Indicted for Stealing $1.6 Million From Clients (Law.com)
A Manhattan lawyer was indicted Wednesday for stealing $1.6 million from seven of his clients.
Attorney announces appeal of sentence in Goliath case (The Derrick)
Jeff Spence was convicted last October of stealing a valuable buck from a Knox area couple. BROOKVILLE - An attorney representing the man sentenced last month in the Goliath deer theft case said Wednesday he intends to file an appeal today with the state Superior Court.
Family attorney announces $40 million lawsuit in boot camp death (Gainesville Sun)
The family of a 14-year-old boy who died hours after being manhandled by guards at a juvenile boot camp plans to sue Wednesday, seeking more than $40 million in damages from state and local agencies, their attorney said.
Search continues for Chapel Hill attorney (The Herald-Sun)
Police have no new information on John G. McCormick, a Chapel Hill attorney who was last seen Monday afternoon and was reported missing on Tuesday.
Lawyer Slumps, Dies in Court (This Day)
Premises of an Ile-Ife High Court was yesterday thrown into confusion, as an octogenarian lawyer, Chief Tope Akindele, slumped and died in the courtroom, while making his submission.
Alleged killer of Vic lawyer faces court (The Age)
A man charged with gunning down a Melbourne lawyer professed his love for his daughters before waving as he was led into custody from a court hearing. -
Attorney: Jackson Took Advantage of Client (ABC News)
Jackson Was a 'Cagey, Calculating Witness,' Who Took Advantage of an Associate, Attorney Says
Shanghai rights lawyer detained after jail release (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent Shanghai rights lawyer was detained briefly, a month after he was released from a three-year jail term for helping residents fight land-grab cases, his relatives said.
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Old friend against Bonds (USA Today)
Steve Hoskins, Barry Bonds' former best friend, is testifying against the Giants outfielder before a federal grand jury that could lead toward a possible indictment on tax evasion and/or perjury charges, Bonds' attorney told The New York Times. Hoskins' lawyer would neither confirm nor deny Hoskins has testified but told USA TODAY that Hoskins has detailed records on money Bonds received in
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Porco's defense lawyer suffers chest pains (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. A lawyer representing a young Albany man accused of killing his father with an ax and injuring his mother underwent heart surgery to clear a blocked artery.
Cooper to seek another term as attorney general (Rocky Mount Telegram)
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper is not expected to make a run for the governor's office in two years.
Fundraising In GOP Attorney General Race Shifts Momentum (The Tampa Tribune)
TALLAHASSEE - The financial front-runner in the campaign to become Florida's next attorney general faltered in fundraising during the second quarter of the year.
Lawyer murder accused 'on medication' (The Mercury)
A MAN charged with shooting dead a Melbourne lawyer professed his love for his daughters before being ordered into custody by a Melbourne court today.
Attorney wants Couey trial moved farther from Citrus (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
TAVARES -- An attorney for the man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford wants the trial moved farther away from Citrus County, a request again denied by the judge Wednesday.
N.Y. Lawyer Indicted for Stealing $1.6 Million From Clients (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Manhattan lawyer Campbell Holder was indicted Wednesday for stealing $1.6 million from seven of his clients. Holder, who was born in Barbados, allegedly used the money taken from his clients' accounts to pay for numerous trips to the Caribbean island, a Lexus and a BMW, and items from Louis Vuitton and other stores, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.
A New York lawyer finds meaning in her rabbinate (The Oregonian)
The change from New York lawyer, specializing in international commercial finance, to rabbi of a small but growing congregation in the Portland suburbs came slowly for Annette Koch.
Choices for State's Attorney, Sheriff (Washington Post)
Montgomery County voters will pick between a veteran county prosecutor and a newcomer to the Rockville legal arena when they elect a new state's attorney in September.
Chinese police detain activist lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Police have detained a Chinese activist lawyer one month after he was released from three years in prison for allegedly revealing state secrets, a rights group said Thursday.
Rocky River attorney gets his law license suspended (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus-The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday indefinitely suspended the law license of Rocky River attorney Thomas McNally for five counts of professional misconduct.
George S. Prugh Jr. -- top Army lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
Retired Army Maj. Gen. George S. Prugh Jr., a Bay Area resident who was credited with helping to save the lives of American prisoners of war in Vietnam, died July 6 at the age of 86. Maj. Gen. Prugh, in his role as an Army lawyer, persuaded the South...
Prisoners' attorney calls for open parole reviews (The Columbus Dispatch)
An attorney for prison inmates wants the courts to order the state to open closed-door parole review hearings.
Cambodia genocide suspect in serious condition: lawyer (The Nation)
Phnom Penh - Ex-Khmer Rouge leader Ta Mok, who has been hospitalized for hypertension, has lapsed into a serious condition and could die before standing trial at a UN-backed tribunal, his lawyer said Thursday.
Defense attorney says witnesses lied in Aryan Brotherhood trial (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
SANTA ANA, Calif. The defense will resume its closing argument today in the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang trial in Santa Ana. A defense attorney yesterday told jurors that the...
Attorney general denies land plea: Carbondale is on its own in annexation quarrel with Carterville (Southern Illinoisan)
CARBONDALE - The Illinois attorney general's office has rejected Carbondale's call for state intervention in an ongoing land quarrel with the city of Carterville.
Attorney watching response to sex offender ruling (Jefferson City News Tribune)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An attorney who successfully challenged the retroactivity of the state's sex offender registry says a Missouri Supreme Court ruling should force the removal of some offender photos and information.
District Attorney says he will resign after DUI arrest (ABC 13 Texas)
A week after his arrest on a drunken driving charge in Oklahoma, the district attorney for Montague, Clay and Archer counties said he will resign Sept. 1.
Lawyer for Prue, convicted murder runs for prosecutor (WRGB)
(Brattleboro, VT - AP) - A lawyer who represented a 73-year-old woman who was convicted of murdering her husband and the recently resigned Windham County sheriff is running for prosecutor.
Attorney general: Trooper was justified in shooting (Boston Globe)
A state trooper who returned fire when a Jay man shot at him during a domestic disturbance last month was legally justified in doing so, the state attorney general's office announced Thursday.
Attorney: Student Beaten On Bus Receives Settlement From First Student (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
First Student Transportation has settled a lawsuit with a middle-school student beaten by several students on a school bus more than two years ago, the family's attorney said Thursday.
French lawyer to challenge Zidane's red card (Sports Illustrated)
PARIS, July 13 (Reuters) -- A French lawyer plans to ask a court to intervene in the controversy over Zinedine Zidane's sending-off in the World Cup final.
Lawyer for convicted murderer runs for prosecutor (WRGB)
(Brattleboro, VT - AP) - A lawyer who represented a 73-year-old woman who was convicted of murdering her husband is running for prosecutor. Gwendolyn Harris says she's circulating petitions to get her name on the ballot to run for state's attorney.
Chattanooga attorney is third applicant for state attorney general's post (Tennessean)
An attorney from Chattanooga is the third person to put their hat in the ring to be the state’s next attorney general. Shelby R. Grubbs joins the ranks of those who want to be the state’s top lawyer.
Lawyer pleads guilty to failure to pay income taxes (BizJournals)
A Raytown lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Kansas City to failing to pay taxes on income earned through her law practice.
County attorney to keep using anti-smuggling law (East Valley Tribune)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said Wednesday he intends to keep prosecuting illegal immigrants despite a judge's ruling that his first case under the new state antismuggling law - and perhaps future ones - lack the legally required evidence.
Attorney general candidates petition for spots on primary ballot (WRGB)
(Albany, NY - AP) - Three Democratic candidates for state attorney general filed petitions today to force former federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo into a September primary for the party's nomination.