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Defense for ex-Nugget lawyer points to gambling addiction (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Richard Davenport, the former lawyer for John Ascuaga's Nugget who pleaded guilty to embezzling $3 million over 15 years, suffered from a gambling addiction that took him to the brink of suicide and left him with no wife, no assets, but in deep remorse, his lawyer said Tuesday.
U.S. attorney general announces campaign to help prevent Internet crimes against children (Journal and Courier)
DALLAS -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced a new public service campaign Monday that will warn teenage girls against posting information on the Internet that could put them at risk of attack by child predators.
Longtime Lawyer Promises Calm, Equitable and Timely Judgment (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- Robert Grizzard has spent about three decades practicing law. The 59-year-old lawyer and Lakeland native said he wants to use his "acquired legal skills, knowledge and experience" to serve the public as a judge.
CIETC lawyer: Tighten rules on intergovernmental agencies (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Legislature should tighten laws governing the operation of quasi-government agencies, such as a troubled job training agency under investigation for paying excessive salaries to its executives, a lawyer who has represented the agency said Monday.
Corby won't apply for transfer, says lawyer (The Australian)
CONVICTED drug smuggler Schapelle Corby won't apply to be transferred from Indonesia to Australia to serve out the rest of her jail term, her lawyer said today.
Lawyer: Show Me The Money (The Denver Channel)
DENVER -- A lawyer for 19 people who sued the Denver Archdiocese alleging priests sexually abused them as children said the church's mediation offer has failed, mostly because the two sides disagree over money.
Google's Brazilian Unit Sued By Public Attorney Over Orkut Data (Bloomberg.com)
Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc., the owner of Brazil's most-used online community site, was sued by the country's public attorney for failing to comply with court orders to provide data on users of its Orkut service.
Proposal makes ERW designations permanent, under federal control, attorney says (Arkansas News Bureau)
By Betsy Turner Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - Under proposed change in state water quality standards, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality would reverse previous positions by making designations of protected waters irreversible and give the federal government power to control them, an attorney representing a Northwest Arkansas water district said Tuesday.
Lawyer who killed wife must pay millions (Portsmouth Herald)
CONCORD -- A former Seacoast lawyer in prison for murdering his ex-wife must pay her estate nearly $4.9 million, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
John Karr anxious to travel to Colorado to face murder charges - lawyer (Hamilton Spectator)
His lawyer says John Karr is anxious to travel to Colorado to face allegations in the death of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey in 1996. Karr has agreed to be extradited from Los Angeles, but there's no word on exactly when he'll be moved.
Lawyer: Denver Archdiocese Offer Fell Short (CBS4 Denver)
A lawyer for 19 people who sued the Denver Archdiocese alleging priests sexually abused them as children said the church's mediation offer has failed, mostly because the two sides disagree over money.
Attorney: Ramsey murder suspect eager to defend self (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES John Mark Karr is still in L-A, but an attorney for the suspect in the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey says he's eager to move on to Colorado to defend himself.
US Attorney General Gonzales Visits Lexington To Tout New Campaign Against Child Predators (WLEX-TV Lexington)
(AP) -- US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in Lexington Tuesday to kick off his new campaign aimed at cracking down on child predators. Gonzales says Kentucky is one of numerous states that have a problkem with children meeting predators over the Internet.
US Attorney General Gonzales Visits Lexington To Tout New Campaign Against Child Predators (WLEX-TV Lexington)
(AP) -- US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in Lexington Tuesday to kick off his new campaign aimed at cracking down on child predators. Gonzales says Kentucky is one of numerous states that have a problkem with children meeting predators over the Internet.
Lawyer felt Obeid report could be defended (Sydney Morning Herald)
A LAWYER representing John Fairfax Publications was satisfied that an article published in 2002 linking the parliamentarian Eddie Obeid to an alleged bribe attempt could be defended against an action for defamation. -
Suspect in JonBenet Ramsey slaying anxious to face charges against him: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Mark Karr "marches to the beat of a different drummer" and is anxious to travel to Colorado to face allegations against him in the slaying of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, a defence lawyer said.
Attorney: Ramsey murder suspect eager to defend self (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Mark Karr is still in L-A, but an attorney for the suspect in the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey says he's eager to move on to Colorado to defend himself.
Lawyer: HASD not entitled to review of PLRB ruling (Standard Speaker)
WILKES-BARRE – A union lawyer doesn’t believe the Hazleton Area School District is entitled to a review in Luzerne Count Court of an adverse ruling made by a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board hearing examiner.
Lawyer offers to withdraw but says teen wants him as lawyer (Gazette Extra Sports)
MANITOWOC, Wis. - The lawyer for a teen accused with his uncle of raping and killing a young photographer said he mailed a motion Tuesday asking for permission to withdraw from the case, but he also told the court the defendant and his mother still want him to stay on.
New Jersey court temporarily bans 'Super Lawyer' moniker (Boston Business Journal)
The New Jersey Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a ban on the use of the "Super Lawyer" or "Best Lawyer" moniker in attorney advertising.
"Greed, Hate and Tragedy" Led to Murder of Attorney's Wife, Prosecutors Say (News 10 Sacramento)
Prosecutors are presenting their closing arguments in the trial of a Bay Area teenager accused of killing the wife of prominent attorney Daniel Horowitz.
US Attorney General Gonzales Visits Lexington To Tout New Campaign Against Child Predators (WLEX-TV Lexington)
(AP) -- US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in Lexington Tuesday to kick off his new campaign aimed at cracking down on child predators. Gonzales says Kentucky is one of numerous states that have a problkem with children meeting predators over the Internet.
Google Brasil Sued By Public Attorney Over Orkut Data (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s Brazilian unit was sued by the country's public attorney for allegedly failing to comply with court orders to provide data on users of Orkut, the most-used community site in the Latin American country.
Karr's relatives offer book, movie rights to agent; family wants to hire high-level attorney (Los Angeles Daily News)
LOS ANGELES - John Mark Karr's relatives offered the movie and book rights to the family's story Wednesday in hopes of hiring a high-level attorney to defend the schoolteacher against charges he killed 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
Karr's relatives offer book, movie rights to agent to afford high-level lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Mark Karr's relatives offered the movie and book rights to the family's story Wednesday in hopes of hiring a high-level lawyer to defend the schoolteacher against charges he killed six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
Former AG will be write-in candidate for county attorney (Boston Globe)
Former New Hampshire Attorney General Peter Heed says he'll accept the job of county attorney in Cheshire County if he's elected as a write-in candidate.
Karr's Family Hires Actor-Author To Help Shop For A Lawyer (KLTV Texas)
Maybe John Karr will get his "dream team" after all. His father and brother are hoping to get a big-name lawyer to defend the suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case. So they've hired an actor-turned-author to help them find one.
Lawyer: Fugitive priest felt bishop overreacted (KESQ)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. A lawyer says a fugitive priest who fled Santa Rosa after admitting he sexually abused children believed he had done nothing wrong and the bishop had overreacted.
Karr's family hires actor-author to help shop for a lawyer (WLBT 3)
ATLANTA Maybe John Karr will get his "dream team" after all. His father and brother are hoping to get a big-name lawyer to defend the suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case.
KC lawyer's suspension extended to state courts (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Kansas City lawyer who has won multimillion-dollar verdicts but was suspended from practicing law in federal court in Kansas City now has lost his ability to practice in Missouri state courts as well.
Karr's relatives offer book, movie rights to agent; family wants to hire high-level attorney (Deseret Morning News)
John Mark Karr's relatives offered up the book and film rights to the family's story Wednesday in hopes of raising money for a high-power attorney to defend Karr against charges that he killed 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.
Jeffersonville Council hires lawyer to review City Hall bonds (News-Tribune.net)
A lawyer has been hired to review the bonds for Jeffersonville City Hall. On Monday, the City Council voted 4-3 to hire attorney Scott Lewis to review bond documents relating to the project.
Attorney General Summers Agrees To Serve Through September (The Chattanoogan)
Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers has agreed to remain as the state's chief legal officer through September rather than leaving the position Aug. 31 as he had previously announced, Chief Justice William M. Barker said Wednesday.
US Attorney General Gonzales Visits Lexington To Tout New Campaign Against Child Predators (WLEX-TV Lexington)
(AP) -- US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in Lexington Tuesday to kick off his new campaign aimed at cracking down on child predators. Gonzales says Kentucky is one of numerous states that have a problkem with children meeting predators over the Internet.
John Mark Karr's Family Secures Movie and Book Deals to Raise Money for an Attorney (Blogcritics.org)
The book and film rights to the story of JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr have been secured according to Karr family representative, Larry Garrison . The family has offered the sale of the rights in order to raise money to pay for an attorney for Karr. Karr was willingly extradited to Colorado for a hearing that would charge him with first-degree murder. The hearing was brief,
Lawyer: Wyeth failed to warn patients of hormone drug's risk (Daily Record)
Wyeth's menopause drugs Premarin and Prempro caused a woman's breast cancer, and the company failed to warn patients of the risks, her lawyer told an Arkansas jury at the first trial of a lawsuit about the drugs.
Lawyer linked to illegal schemes (The Age)
MELBOURNE celebrity lawyer Michael Brereton, one of the targets of the Wickenby tax avoidance investigation, has been named as a key figure behind a $15 million network of illegal investment schemes, the Federal Court has been told.
Drug kingpin who implicated attorney sentenced (Boston Globe)
A drug kingpin who claimed he ordered a killing as a favor to a prominent defense attorney was sentenced Wednesday to 29 years in prison for his role in the murder and drug-related crimes.
Enron prosecutor named Colorado First Assistant U.S. Attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
U.S. Attorney Troy Eid named Cliff Stricklin, a former judge and Enron federal prosecutor, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado.
Slain Lawyer's Wife Testifies Before Grand Jury (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
The widow of a lawyer murdered in a townhouse near Dupont Circle testifies before a federal grand jury.
Karr's relatives offer up book, movie rights to afford high-powered lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Mark Karr's relatives offered up the book and film rights to the family's story Wednesday in hopes of raising money for a high-powered lawyer to defend Karr against charges that he killed six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.
US Attorney General Gonzales Visits Lexington To Tout New Campaign Against Child Predators (WLEX-TV Lexington)
(AP) -- US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in Lexington Tuesday to kick off his new campaign aimed at cracking down on child predators. Gonzales says Kentucky is one of numerous states that have a problkem with children meeting predators over the Internet.
Macau casino boss dismisses links to beating of Hong Kong lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho has rejected suggestions he was linked to the vicious beating of a Hong Kong lawmaker who was hospitalised with a broken nose and detached retina.
U.S. Attorney in New York files court papers supporting NWA (WOOD TV 8)
MINNEAPOLIS The U-S Attorney's Office in New York has filed court papers urging a judge to bar flight attendants at Northwest Airlines from striking. Flight attendants...
• Public Attorney sues Google’s Unit over Orkut Data (Turks.US)
A unit of Google Inc in Brazil was sued for failing to comply with court orders to furnish data on users of its Orkut service A lawsuit was filed by Brazil’s Public Attorney’s Office in requesting Google Brasil Internet Ltda return information about users allegedly distributing pornographic and racist materials on Orkut.
Former AG will be write-in candidate for county attorney (WCAX 3)
KEENE, N.H. Former New Hampshire Attorney General Peter Heed says he'll accept the job of county attorney in Cheshire County if he's elected as a write-in candidate.
Drug kingpin who implicated attorney sentenced (Boston Globe)
A drug kingpin who claimed he ordered a killing as a favor to a prominent defense attorney was sentenced Wednesday to 29 years in prison for his role in the murder and drug-related crimes.
Lawyer cites statute protecting public workers' pensions (The Star-Ledger)
Pension benefits for public employees who have been on the job five years or longer cannot be reduced without violating the Constitution, a lawyer in the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services told lawmakers yesterday.
Slain Lawyer's Wife Testifies in District (Washington Post)
The wife of a lawyer killed this month in a townhouse near Dupont Circle testified yesterday before a grand jury investigating the death, according to a source familiar with the inquiry.
U.S. Attorney in New York files court papers supporting NWA (Seattle Times)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York filed court papers on Wednesday urging a judge to bar flight attendants at Northwest Airlines Corp. from striking.