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Seattle suspect troubled, friend says (AP via Yahoo! News)
The suspect in a fatal shooting rampage at a Jewish charity deeply disappointed his parents because he had dropped out of dentistry school, and had been getting psychiatric help for 10 years, a family friend and his lawyer said.
Dancer unfairly portrayed, says her attorney (NorthJersey.com)
NEW BRUNSWICK -- The attorney for the exotic dancer accused of illegally keeping human body parts in her home said she is being portrayed unfairly as the "skull stripper."
NFL eyes Cleveland lawyer as next boss (The Plain Dealer)
Prominent lawyer Frederick R. Nance, who represented Cleveland in negotiations to guarantee the city a football expansion franchise, is one of five finalists for the NFL's top post.
Westchester Attorney Discusses New Collaborative Divorce Law in Westchester County Bar Association Newsletter (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
Rye, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2006 -- Local attorney Margaret H.
South African ex-deputy Zuma's powderkeg graft case postponed (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An explosive graft trial of South Africa's ex-deputy president Jacob Zuma began but was postponed to September after his lawyer asked the judge to scrap the case.
Lawyer punched in cells by client (BBC News)
A top lawyer is attacked by a convicted rapist minutes before he is due to represent the man in court.
Attorney General Visits New Mexico (KOAT TheNewMexicoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be in New Mexico on Monday.
Attorney General Visits New Mexico (KOAT.com)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be in New Mexico on Monday. He'll speak to the National District Attorney's Association summer conference in Santa Fe. He'll also tour the National Hispanic Cultural Center and speak to the media.
GSO attorney joins Blue Cross board (The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area)
A Greensboro attorney has joined the board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Chapel Hill-based health insurer that provides coverage to more people than any other company in the state.
Online fraud hard to report, warns attorney general (Computer Weekly)
The UK’s response to internet fraud is hampered by geographical and sectoral boundaries between police forces and other authorities, the attorney general Lord Goldsmith has warned.
Lawyer punched in cells by client (BBC News)
A top lawyer is attacked by a convicted rapist minutes before he is due to represent the man in court.
Lawyer Says New Mexico Insurance Official Probably Was Fired (Insurance Journal)
A lawyer for Deputy Insurance Superintendent Joe Ruiz said late Friday he believes his client has been fired, hours after a Public Regulation Commission official issued a vague statement saying he had
Judges Not Entitled to Attorney’s Fees for Defending Against Frivolous Conspiracy Lawsuit—Court (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
State judicial officers named as defendants in a conspiracy suit were not entitled to an award of attorney’s fees upon dismissal of the claims against them, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
Lawyer: Ex-Coca-Cola employee despondent (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Coca-Cola secretary charged with stealing new product samples from her employer and trying to sell the materials to rival Pepsi is so despondent she considered returning to jail to be sure of getting food, medicine and shelter, her lawyer said Monday.
Georgia attorney expresses concerns about Mid-East war (WALB News 10)
Americus -- Attorney Bill Murray, a second generation Lebanese American watches with great concern as Lebanon, a country that is still home to some members of his family including it's Defense Minister.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY - NEW YORK COUNTY (Manhattan District Attorney)
Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau announced today the indictment of an off-duty New York City police officer on Manslaughter and Vehicular charges stemming from a drunken driving incident, which occurred in Manhattan on March 28, 2006.
Lawyer: Ex-Coca-Cola Employee Despondent (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ATLANTA (AP) - A former Coca-Cola secretary charged with stealing new product samples from her employer and trying to sell the materials to rival Pepsi is so despondent she considered returning to jail to be sure of getting food, medicine and shelter, her lawyer said Monday. Joya Williams, indicted July 11 along with two men on a federal conspiracy charge, appeared depressed and as though she
Lawyer: Ex-Coca-Cola employee despondent over conspiracy charge (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A former Coca-Cola secretary charged with stealing new product samples from her employer and trying to sell the materials to rival Pepsi is so despondent she considered returning to jail to be sure of getting food, medicine and shelter, her lawyer said Monday. Joya Williams, indicted July 11 along with two men on a federal conspiracy charge, appeared depressed and as though she hadn't eaten in a
Attorney General Edmondson visits Cushing (Cushing Daily Citizen)
Attorney General Drew Edmondson visited Cushing Thursday, July 27 as part of his 77 County Tour.
PCHR Addresses Israeli Attorney on Policy of Informing Palestinians before Destroying their Houses (Palestine News Agency)
GAZA, July 31, 2006 (WAFA)- Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) addressed Sunday the appeal department at the Israeli attorney general office concerning the policy of informing about the intention of Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to destroy Palestinian houses shortly before the destruction takes place, expressing its protest to this policy.
Attorney General Edmondson visits Cushing (Cushing Daily Citizen)
Attorney General Drew Edmondson visited Cushing Thursday, July 27 as part of his 77 County Tour.
Illinois State's Attorney accepts plea in 2004 murder case (KMOV St. Louis)
Edwardsville, IL (KMOV) -- Madison County State's Attorney William Mudge says his office has accepted a plea in the 2004 stabbing death of Rachel Hayes. 26 year old Matthew Davis pleaded guilty today to first degree murder in connection with her death.
Attorney: Col. visited ‘Pendleton 8’ before announcing charges (Navy Times)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — An attorney for a Navy corpsman confined with seven Marines in the Camp Pendleton brig on allegations they murdered an Iraqi is protesting a base officer’s “interrogation” of them just prior to announcing the criminal charges.
Local Attorney Prepares For Baghdad (WKRN Nashville)
A local attorney will soon be in Baghdad as part of the international team prosecuting Sadaam Hussein. Not many lawyers can say they've prosecuted suspects in the Enron case and Sadaam Hussein in the same year. Come November, Nashville lawyer Van Vincent will have that honor on his resume | | Vincent, 43, a long time Assistant Prosecutor who works out of the federal court house is...