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Jackson attorney pours scorn on 9/11 loan claims (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Michael Jackson's attorney has poured scorn on claims his client's former business partner funded the pop superstar's escape from New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Lawyer says cop thought he got order from Farber (NorthJersey.com)
A Fairview police lieutenant believed state Attorney General Zulima Farber was directing him not to tow her boyfriend's van during a traffic stop, the officer's lawyer said Friday.
Lakeland Lawyer Seeks Judge Post (The Ledger)
LAKELAND -- Longtime Lakeland lawyer Robert Grizzard has entered the race for Polk County judge, Group 10. A 31-year veteran of the bar, Grizzard will face John E. Kirkland and Donald Ratterree in the Sept. 5 judicial election.
Lawyer says cop thought he got order from Farber (NorthJersey.com)
A Fairview police lieutenant believed state Attorney General Zulima Farber was directing him not to tow her boyfriend's van during a traffic stop, the officer's lawyer said Friday.
Zaheera's mother absconding: Lawyer (Hindustan Times)
Sahrunissa Shaikh, mother of prime witness in Best bakery case Zaheera Shaikh, is absconding and untraceable following her conviction for perjury, her lawyer said today.
Attorney: Sexual assault suspect mentally handicapped (ABC 13 Texas)
A Deer Park man accused of sexually assaulting one teen and enticing another is mentally handicapped, according to his attorney.
Former National Fuel attorney censured (The Buffalo News)
Curtis W. Lee, an attorney who complained about what he said were illegal practices by his corporate bosses at National Fuel Gas Co., was censured Friday by the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court.
Governor, attorney general to appeal judge's ruling (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Governor Riley and state Attorney General Troy King say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling in a lawsuit seeking more services for the mentally retarded.
Attorney General under fire over NatWest Three (Daily Telegraph)
The Attorney General has been criticised after refusing to intervene in the case of the NatWest Three bankers, who face extradition to America for their alleged role in an Enron fraud.
Attorney general candidate proposes changes to sex offender list (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Republican candidate for attorney general says he wants to change the state's sex offender registry to include exact addresses.
Lawyer believes rebel soldier was ‘tortured’ (Sun Star)
LAWYER Ruel Pulido said he was not surprised by the decision of Army 1st Lieutenant Lawrence San Juan to switch stand months after he renewed the call of the mutinous Magalo Group for the ouster of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Special deputy attorney general picked for dam probe (KPUA Hilo)
HONOLULU (AP) _ A special deputy attorney general has been named to pursue the civil portion of the investigation into the fatal failure of the Kaloko Reservoir dam on Kauai.
Attorney general plans opinion on provisions in new law (The Daily Comet)
The state attorney general's office is planning to issue a formal opinion next week on changes in the state's new sex-offender law.
Governor taps Pocatello lawyer as new Fish and Game Commissioner (The Times-News)
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho Gov. Jim Risch on Saturday tapped a Pocatello lawyer and lifelong hunter and angler as the new state Fish and Game Commissioner for the Southeast region.
SC attorney general plans formal opinion on changes in sex offender law (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) July 8, 2006 - The state attorney general's office is planning to issue a formal opinion next week on changes in the state's sex-offender law.
Governor taps Pocatello lawyer as new Fish and Game Commissioner (KBCI Boise)
POCATELLO, Idaho At an announcement today, Idaho Governor Jim Risch tapped a Pocatello lawyer and lifelong hunter as the new state Fish and Game Commissioner for the Southeast region.
Governor Taps Pocatello Lawyer as New Fish and Game Commissioner (KIFI-TV Idaho Falls)
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - At an announcement today, Idaho Governor Jim Risch tapped a Pocatello lawyer and lifelong hunter as the new state Fish and Game Commissioner for the Southeast region.
Lawyer Says Lay's Family Doesn't Get a Pass With His Death (WTOL News 11)
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's founder died of a heart attack Wednesday morning.
State Attorney: Men Cannot "Decline" Fatherhood (WTOL News 11)
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN (AP) -- A state attorney is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a men's rights group on behalf of a man who is declining fatherhood. Assistant Attorney General Joel McGormley says 25-year-old Matt Dubay has a financial obligation to support his daughter.
Former York chief detective, district attorney settle lawsuit (phillyburbs.com)
YORK, Pa. - A federal lawsuit filed last year by York County's former chief detective against the district attorney has been settled.
Attorney general plans opinion on provisions in new law (Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state attorney general's office is planning to issue a formal opinion next week on changes in the state's new sex-offender law.
NextSteps: In matters of power of attorney, best to consult a lawyer (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Q: My husband and I recently purchased a "do-it-yourself" kit from the Internet that allows us to create our own wills, powers of attorney and health-care directives so we don't have to go to a lawyer and spend the money.
County board will name interim county attorney July 18 (Sioux City Journal)
The only thing certain about who will be the interim Woodbury County attorney is that he or she is scheduled to be appointed July 18.
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.
Attorney: Deport 3 bankers (Poughkeepsie Journal)
LONDON — Three British bankers scheduled for deportation to Texas on Enron-related fraud charges should not be tried in Britain as many businesspeople have demanded, Attorney General Lord Goldsmith said Saturday.
Attorney general to release opinion on sex-offender law (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
The state attorney general's office plans to issue a formal opinion next week on changes in the state's new sex-offender law. Since the law took effect July 1, some prosecutors and victims advocates have said it reduces the age when a person can legally consent to sex and lets offenders claim as a defense that their victims tried to pass themselves off as older.
Myanmar frees lawyer jailed for exposing forced labour (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
YANGON (Reuters) - Mynamar's military junta, under pressure from the U.N. labour agency to end the widespread use of forced labour, has freed an activist lawyer jailed last year for exposing labour abuses.
Lawyer MSP forced to give up Nat Fraser trial (The Scotsman)
A CONTROVERSIAL MSP accused of working part-time while earning thousands of pounds as a highly paid lawyer is to drop Scotland's most eagerly awaited court case in order to save his political career.
Lawyer for police officer asks for dismissal of indictment (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The lawyer for a Reno police sergeant accused of coercing a teen into undressing and posing in the back of his patrol car to get out of an arrest is asking the indictment against him be dismissed, alleging improper grand jury proceedings.
Lawyer Says Lay's Family Doesn't Get a Pass With His Death (WTOL News 11)
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's founder died of a heart attack Wednesday morning.
State Attorney: Men Cannot "Decline" Fatherhood (WTOL News 11)
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN (AP) -- A state attorney is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a men's rights group on behalf of a man who is declining fatherhood. Assistant Attorney General Joel McGormley says 25-year-old Matt Dubay has a financial obligation to support his daughter.
U.S. lawyer pursues assets of B.C. judge's partner (Vancouver Province)
Facing lawsuit for defamation, man who lives with Supreme Court justice transferred assets into her name, lawyer claims pages A4-5.
Attorney general plans opinion on sex-offender law (The Post and Courier)
COLUMBIA ? The state attorney general's office is planning to issue a formal opinion on changes in the state's new sex-offender law.
Internal Affairs: Performer has hired top celebrity attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
Here's an IA stumper. What's more surprising? That Victor Willis, original policeman from the Village People, has pockets deep enough to land celebrity attorney Mark Geragos for his fight against drug and gun charges? Or that Willis, co-writer of disco-era hits ``In the Navy'' and ``Macho Man,'' still requires the services of a publicist?
Charges dropped against lawyer indicted with Odom (The Houma Courier)
BATON ROUGE, La. - Prosecutors have dropped charges against a lawyer indicted in 2002 along with Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom in an alleged scheme to rig state food-storage contracts.
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Receives report on Darden shooting (WAVY 10)
Norfolk Commonwealth's attorney Jack Doyle sent out a news release today informing media that his office was in possession of the report from the Virginia State Police on their investigation into the shooting death of Officer Seneca Darden.
Police investigation into N.L. spending probe could take years, lawyer says (Canada.com)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - It will probably be two years, and possibly longer, before police decide whether to charge four Newfoundland politicians implicated in a sweeping spending scandal, the lawyer for one of them said Friday.
Charges dropped against lawyer indicted with Odom (KATC3)
BATON ROUGE, La. Prosecutors have dropped charges against a lawyer indicted in 2002 along with Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom in an alleged scheme to rig state food-storage contracts.
Charges dropped against lawyer indicted with Odom (KPLC)
BATON ROUGE, La. Prosecutors have dropped charges against a lawyer indicted in 2002 along with Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom in an alleged scheme to rig state food-storage contracts.
Attorney, wife hurt in mishap (Trinidad Express)
AN attorney-at-law and his wife escaped death on Saturday night, after a car slammed into the one they were travelling in along the Solomon Hochoy Highway.
Investigations, Lawsuits Still Dogging 9/11 Lawyer (Washington Post)
Carla J. Martin's moment of infamy ended nearly as quickly as it began.
Myanmar frees activist lawyer amid ILO pressure (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar, under pressure from the International Labor Organization (ILO) to end forced labor, has freed an activist lawyer jailed last year after exposing abuses, an official has said.
SC attorney general plans formal opinion on changes in sex offender law (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) July 8, 2006 - The state attorney general's office is planning to issue a formal opinion next week on changes in the state's sex-offender law.
Labour suspensions temporary: Lawyer (Fijilive.com)
Senior executives of the Fiji Labour Party will remain in Parliament even if they are suspended by the party for challenging their leader, said party lawyer Anand Singh.
Myanmar frees activist lawyer amid ILO pressure (TODAYonline)
Myanmar soldiers on parade in Yangon. Myanmar's military government, under pressure from the International Labor Organization (ILO) to end forced labor, has freed an activist lawyer, Aye Myint, jailed last year after exposing abuses, an official has said.
How to choose a corporate attorney to aid firm (BizJournals)
Instead of waiting until a problem arises, experts advise business owners to enlist the help of a corporate attorney as early as possible.
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.
Hiring of city attorney on Castroville agenda (San Antonio Express News)
The Castroville City Council is slated to discuss hiring a new city attorney at its meeting at 7 tonight, after Mayor Jesse Byars relented in the face of a lawsuit last week.
Lawyer attacks Datt suspension bid (Fijilive.com)
The attempted suspension of Fiji's Labour Minister, Krishna Datt, by members of his constituency has been labelled a political gimmick by his political party lawyer.
Concealed Sums Part of Charges Against Attorney Yagman (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
While recent tax evasion charges brought against civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman are based largely on expenditures related to his personal lifestyle, federal prosecutors have accused him of concealing money he received as a principal of his Venice, Calif.-based law firm, now called Yagman & Yagman & Reichmann.