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CSB keeps lawyer, muddies water (Akron Beacon Journal)
The Summit County Children Services Board has voted to extend the duties of a controversial Cleveland labor lawyer, but at least two members question how the vote was handled.
Lawyer: NOPEC director vote illegal (The Plain Dealer)
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council's lawyer ruled Thursday that the vote to hire former State Sen. Leigh Herington as executive director violated Ohio's open-meetings law.
Attorney general's lunch with former Getty CEO questioned (Daily Breeze)
Barry Munitz, then chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, had a private lunch with his friend, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, as the state probed Munitz for allegedly mismanaging trust money, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
Arroyo lawyer: ‘We are not taking impeachment seriously’ (INQ7.net)
DESPITE the barrage of impeachment complaints filed by the opposition against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, her lawyer is unfazed, disclosing that they have neither formed a legal team nor studied the new charges against her at the House of Representatives.
2 attorney general candidates debate Schiavo case (Orlando Sentinel)
'Skip' Campbell and Bill McCollum differ on Jeb Bush's role, with a slight shift by McCollum. The leading Democratic contender to be the state's next attorney general accused Republican Bill McCollum of changing his position on the polarizing Terri Schiavo case after a debate in Orlando on Thursday.
Polk County Attorney Looking Into Removing Brooks From Council (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Des Moines, July 25, 2006 - The Polk County Attorney says he'll decide in the next month or so whether he'll try to remove a Des Moines councilman because of the CIETC salary scandal.
Attorney to appeal bail in crash deaths (San Jose Mercury News)
Calling his client's $3 million bail unconstitutional, the attorney for the Redwood City teenager charged with killing two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver said Thursday that he would file an appeal to lower the amount.
Police officer-turned-lawyer goes to bat in Bonds' defense (Contra Costa Times)
Barry Bonds' lawyer, who has accused the federal government of illegally leaking confidential grand jury information about the San Francisco Giants slugger, is a former cop who built a well-known Pleasant Hill law practice largely on defending police officers accused of brutality and other wrongdoing.
Hayward city attorney asks jurors to reject harassment suit (The Argus)
HAYWARD — The attorney representing the city of Hayward in a sexual harassment lawsuit urged jurors Thursday to reject the civil action, saying the woman failed to provide evidence to support
Attorney: Charges To Be Filed Against Sheriff (KCCI 8 Iowa)
The attorney for the Dallas County sheriff tells NewsChannel 8 that charges will be filed against the sheriff Friday and that he will be arrested.
Records: AG took $5,000 from wife of attorney looking for work (The Chippewa Herald)
MADISON (AP) -- Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager accepted $5,000 from the wife of a Pennsylvania attorney after her office referred his firm to the state Investment Board for class-action contract work, records show.
Garrabrant, Gifford vie to be Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney (Rolla Daily News)
Regardless of who wins the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney seat being vacated by Laura Kriebs, the county will have an attorney with years of experience in both private practice and prosecution.
Chuwit, Thai Rak Thai lawyer summoned by Criminal Court (The Nation)
The Criminal Court Friday issued an order for former Chat Thai MP Chuwit Kamolvisit and a lawyer of Thai Rak Thai Party to be questioned regarding to their actions deemed as contempt of court.
Phillips' lawyer speaks out (News 10 Now)
Fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips' lawyer believes his client got a "raw deal" which is why he escaped from jail. Phillips is the man police say shot and injured a state trooper in Chemung County.
Tax-evading lawyer gets prison in 4th sentencing (The Buffalo News)
A suspended lawyer was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for cheating on his taxes, the fourth time he was sentenced for the same conviction. U.S. Chief District Judge Richard J. Arcara sentenced Timothy J. Toohey to a prison term despite a tearful petition from his attorney.
Fairfax's Restatement Not Linked to Lawsuit, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.'s decision to restate earnings yesterday isn't linked to a stock- manipulation lawsuit the company filed against several hedge funds this week, a lawyer for the Canadian insurer said.
Attorney general keynoter for police memorial (Tucson Citizen)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales is to be the keynote speaker here Tuesday when Tucson police dedicate a memorial plaza that was under construction for five months at police headquarters.
Fairfax's Restatement Unrelated to Suit, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.'s decision to restate earnings yesterday isn't linked to a stock- manipulation lawsuit the company filed against several hedge funds this week, a lawyer for the Canadian insurer said.
Profiled: Andrea Yates' attorney (USA Today)
As Andrea Yates' lead defense attorney works to get her moved from prison to a mental hospital -- works feverishly, the Houston Chronicle says -- who is this lawyer? The Chronicle files a profile of George Parnham today. A 65-year-old...
Phillips' Lawyer Deems Deal Unfair (R News)
Fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips' lawyer believes his client got a "raw deal”. Phillips was working at a machine shop in North Tonawanda and was living in a Buffalo half way house after he was freed on parole in January.
Lawyer to bring cities together (BBC News)
A senior corporate lawyer is tasked with bringing Glasgow and Edinburgh closer together.
Attorney to appeal bail in crash deaths of Tongan royals (San Jose Mercury News)
Calling his client's $3 million bail unconstitutional, the attorney for the Redwood City teenager charged with killing two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver said Thursday that he would file an appeal to lower the amount.
Attorney Calls Bail In Tongan Crash Case Unconstitutional (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The attorney for the woman who allegedly played a role in the crash that killed two members of the Tongan Royal family says an appeal is on its way.
Rodriguezs attorney challenges blood test procedure (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
FARGO, N.D. - Seeking to suppress potentially critical DNA evidence in the trial of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., Rodriguez's attorney Friday challenged procedures used by the Minnesota crime lab to test microscopic blood samples collected in the investigation of the 2003 kidnapping and killing of Dru Sjodin. The defense contends that by consuming entire samples in its tests, the Bureau of Criminal
Waterloo attorney's law license suspended by Supreme Court panel (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a Waterloo attorney.
Wife of missing lawyer draws Asean's attention to case (Bangkok Post)
Kuala Lumpur _ The wife of missing Muslim lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit yesterday drew Asean's attention to the case, but Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon said the regional grouping had no role to play in solving it.
Arkansas Attorney General Warns of Medicare Scam (KATV Channel 7)
Little Rock (AP) - Arkansas' attorney general's office says scam artists are targeting veterans and senior citizens in two separate schemes.
Attorney charged after domestic disturbance (KVUE Austin)
A prominent Austin attorney faces multiple charges after a shooting Thursday night in West Austin. Police say Daniel Wannamaker, 47, accidentally discharged his gun just before 9 p.m. during a domestic disturbance outside a home on Windsor Road in Tarrytown.
Attorney General rules officer justified in fatal shooting (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said Friday a state trooper was justified in fatally shooting a Hollis man who attacked him.
Officials sorting out attorney squabble (The Independent Press)
BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Democratic township council is currently in a legal stand-off over just who the township attorney is.
Town attorney calls resolutions illegal (The Independent Press)
BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The council’s battle over the township attorney position continued at its Monday meeting — with accusations of impropriety being leveled in both directions.
Attorney says convicted ex-priest beaten in Lancaster prison cell (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES An attorney for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles says a former Roman Catholic priest sentenced to state prison for molesting a young boy was recently beaten up by another inmate.
Austin defense attorney arrested (News 8 Austin)
Criminal defense attorney Daniel Wannamaker is charged with resisting arrest, interfering with the duties of a police officer and public intoxication after an accidental shooting.
Tenn.'s top medical defense lawyer from here (Clark County Democrat)
A Grove Hill native was rated the most successful medical defense lawyer in the State in 2005, according to a legal journal in the state. She was ranked fourth "Most Prolific Trial Attorneys" in the state.
NEWSMAKER - Lawyer brings new blood to Pfizer's top job (Yahoo! India News)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeffrey Kindler, a career lawyer who cut his teeth clerking for a U.S. Supreme Court justice and later managed a restaurant company, is now running the world's largest drug maker.
Report shows improper billings by City Attorney's Office (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, 5:35 p.m. July 28 (SIGNONSANDIEGO): The City Attorney's Office improperly billed San Diego's fee-supported water and wastewater departments for legal work that was never performed, according to an internal report released Friday.
State Attorney General To Investigate Former City Attorney (10 News San Diego)
10News Investigators have learned the California attorney general's office will investigate a former city attorney over allegations of moving funds in a questionable manner.
Court suspends local attorney (The Steubenville Herald-Star)
STEUBENVILLE — Attorney Richard Olivito has been suspended from practicing law in the state of Ohio for at least a year by the Ohio State Supreme Court.
Lawyer says insurance official probably was fired (ABC 7 El Paso)
ALBUQUERQUE A lawyer for Deputy Insurance Superintendent Joe Ruiz said late tonight he believes his client has been fired. That comes hours after Public Regulation...
Attorney: gunman in doctor's slaying a liar (WKYC Cleveland)
Attorney: gunman in doctor's slaying a liar
Murder case defendant may act as own attorney (The Kentucky Post)
A Walton man charged with killing his wife more than 25 years ago will be allowed to act as his own attorney during his second trial, a Boone County judge ruled Friday.
Wellsburg Hires Attorney to Replace Solicitor (The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register)
WELLSBURG — Wellsburg City Council hired a city attorney, William Cipriani, Friday to replace the former solicitor who recently resigned. Despite the political controversy in the town of late, there was no public comment during the meeting and it was over in less than 10 minutes.
Abhishekh Verma granted access to his lawyer (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Jul 28: Businessman Abhishekh Verma, who is under interrogation by the CBI in connection with the Navy war-room secrets leak case, was today granted permission by the Delhi High Court to meet his lawyer.
Fort Bend district attorney might prosecute '84 killing (Houston Chronicle)
Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey said if investigators find strong evidence connecting convicted killer Robert Charles Browne to the 1984 slaying of Nidia Mendoza, 17, his office likely will prosecute the case.
Landis better have a great lawyer (Khaleej Times)
CHICAGO — What looked inspiring, even heroic, a week ago now looks suspiciously like just another example of better living through chemistry. Floyd Landis says not in this case. The evidence so far says he’d better have a good lawyer. Make that a great one.
Cops call Bonds' attorney when in trouble (MSNBC)
SAN FRANCISCO - He might be as self-assured as his client, and Barry Bonds' attorney is no stranger to big cases.
Fort Bend district attorney might prosecute '84 killing (Houston Chronicle)
Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey said if investigators find strong evidence connecting convicted killer Robert Charles Browne to the 1984 slaying of Nidia Mendoza, 17, his office likely will prosecute the case.
Bonds hoping attorney will come through in the clutch (Deseret Morning News)
He might be as self-assured as his client, and Barry Bonds' attorney is no stranger to big cases. The former U.S. Marine and police officer ridiculed the government's steroids investigation last week, saying prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to indict a ham sandwich, let alone Bonds.
Bonds’ attorney ‘is guy you want’ (Kansas City Star)
What does Barry Bonds have in common with a San Francisco police officer? His attorney. Michael Rains, who has ridiculed the government’s steroid investigation for Bonds, is also the attorney of choice for police officers in the San Francisco area.
Police officers call Barry Bonds' attorney when in trouble (The Daily Comet)
He may be as self-assured as his client, and Barry Bonds' attorney is no stranger to big cases. The former U.S. Marine and police officer ridiculed the government's steroids investigation last week, saying prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to indict a ham sandwich, let alone Barry Bonds.