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Lawyer says priest duped by associates (The Plain Dealer)
The priest who supervised the men at the center of the Catholic Diocese's financial scandal was duped by them, the priest's lawyer said.
Judge: Al-Tarrah lawyer is not guilty of contempt (The Arizona Republic)
A lawyer who failed to confiscate the passport of a client who later fled the country to avoid prosecution for hit-and-run was found not guilty of contempt of court Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Dassey's attorney asks to withdraw (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
However, Appleton attorney Len Kachinsky's motion to withdraw as the attorney for 16-year-old Brendan Dassey is accompanied by an affidavit saying Dassey and his mother — who both criticized Kachinsky in the past — now want him to stay on as counsel.
AWB lawyer 'withheld Tigris documents' (Sydney Morning Herald)
A senior AWB lawyer told a document management company not to send the Cole inquiry into the Iraqi kickbacks scandal any material related to a shady deal involving Tigris Petroleum.
Lawyer suggests greed motivated sex misconduct claims (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for Blackman's Bay GP Uhlas Lad has suggested financial gain might be the motive for one of his former patients making allegations of sexual misconduct against the doctor.
Lawyer Points to Trial Experience (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- Nathaniel White said his decision to run for circuit judge stems from his longtime passion for being in the courtroom and seeing that justice is done. "I've always had a love of the courtroom," he said. "It's kind of hard to put into words." The 49-year-old lawyer said he has the necessary qualities for being a good judge.
Union lawyer shot dead in Cubao (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A labor union's lawyer was shot dead Thursday inside a fast food restaurant in Cubao, Quezon City, DZMM reported. Police identified the fatality as Rodolfo Dienas Paglinawan of Las Piñas City. Paglinawan was the legal adviser of a labor union of Purefoods Hormel in San Roque, Marikina.
Attorney: Rock removal being investigated (The Clarion-Ledger)
The state attorney general's office is investigating the removal of 80 truckloads of soft limestone rock from property owned by Rankin County's economic development arm to a private landowner in Brandon, according to the attorney for the county board of supervisors.
Mount Dora names attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
City Council members agreed this week to contract with Clifford B. Shepard as the city's new attorney.
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.
Charges against undersheriff unlikely, prosecuting attorney says (Peninsula Daily News)
SEQUIM -- Based on a briefing she has received, it is unlikely criminal charges will be filed against Clallam County Undersheriff Rich Sill for an alleged ``criminal coverup,'' Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Deborah Kelly said Wednesday.
Lawyer targeted for murder wants sites blocked (Vancouver Province)
MONTREAL - An Ottawa human rights lawyer targeted for murder by two anti-Semitic U.S. websites has asked federal authorities to block them in Canada.
Karr's relatives offer book, movie rights to agent; family wants to hire high-level attorney (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
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 attorney to defend Karr against charges that he killed 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.
Attorney cleared of contempt of court charge (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX An attorney who didn't confiscate the passport of a client who later fled the country to avoid prosecution has been acquitted of contempt of court.
Attorney selection steams Stevens (Anchorage Daily News)
The U.S. attorney general has appointed an outsider from Pennsylvania to the highest ranking federal law enforcement office in Alaska -- and made Sen. Ted Stevens mad.
Canadian law would make criminals out of Watergate whistle-blowers, lawyer tells court (Vancouver Province)
Wendy Wagner, lawyer, Gowlings; Rick Dearden, lawyer, Gowlings; Juliet O'Neill, Ottawa Citizen reporter, Drew Gragg, Deputy Editor, Ottawa citizen; and David Paciocco, lawyer, Edelson and Assocites, arrive at the Ottawa courthouse, for the afternoon session, in Ottawa, on Monday Aug. 21, 2006.
Court Reduces Sentence for Yukos Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The Moscow City Court on Thursday slightly reduced a seven-year prison sentence against a lawyer with the embattled Yukos oil company, a court spokeswoman said.
Court rejects Yukos lawyer appeal, cuts prison term by 6 months (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, August 24 (RIA Novosti) - A Moscow court rejected an appeal Thursday filed by former Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina against a seven-year prison sentence, but cut her term by six months.
Gatlin's Ban to Be Determined by Arbitration Panel, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The length of Olympic 100-meter track champion Justin Gatlin's doping ban is a maximum eight years and will be determined by an arbitration panel, the U.S. sprinter's lawyer said in a statement.
Court Reduces Yukos Lawyer's Sentence (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The Moscow City Court on Thursday slightly reduced a seven-year prison sentence against a lawyer with the embattled Yukos oil company, a court spokeswoman said.
Labor lawyer gunned down in Cubao (INQ7.net)
A LABOR lawyer was shot dead Thursday afternoon by two unidentified gunmen in Quezon City’s busy district of Cubao, police said.
Board adds lawyer to talks with fire chief (Patriot Ledger)
RANDOLPH - Randolph selectmen have called in a lawyer to assist in negotiations on a new contract with Fire Chief Charles Foley, and that may set the standard for future labor negotiations.
Attorney General To Investigate Death Of Akron Inmate (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
At the request of the Summit County sheriff, attorney general Jim Petro has agreed to investigate the death of an inmate, according to a news release from the Summit County sheriff's office.
Lawyer asks CRTC to block U.S. hate sites (CBC)
Google has closed one of the two U.S.-based websites that an Ottawa lawyer asked the federal broadcast regulator to block from Canadian internet users.
Information Act does exactly what it's meant to: Fed lawyer (CNews)
Thursday, 11:40 a.m. The Security of Information Act is neither overly broad nor too vague and does exactly what the law says it's meant to do: prevent the unauthorized disclosure of government information, says a federal lawyer.
Winnie Ho's Lawyer Beaten (Casino City Times)
HONG KONG – As reported by Australia Age: "Hong Kong is reeling after a prominent lawyer representing the estranged sister of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho in a bitter feud was beaten by three men wielding baseball bats.
Corzine to announce attorney general pick (Courier-Post)
TRENTON - Gov. Jon S. Corzine has scheduled a 5 p.m. news conference to announce his choice to replace Zulima Farber as attorney general.
Corzine expected to name new Attorney General (Asbury Park Press)
Gov. Corzine has scheduled a 5 p.m. news conference to announce his choice to replace Zulima Farber as Attorney General. Farber resigned last week after an independent prosecutor found she broke three provisions of the state ethics code in May when responding to the Fairview scene where her live-in boyfriend Hamlet Goore was pulled over in a Click-it or Ticket checkpoint. When Farber announced
Gov. Corzine to Announce Attorney Gen. Pick (1010 WINS New York)
New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine will announce his pick to replace outgoing Attorney General Zulima Farber at a 5 p.m. news conference Thursday, according to a senior state official.
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.
Corzine to nominate attorney general candidate (WABC-TV New York)
A senior state official says Governor Jon Corzine will nominate his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, as the state's next attorney general.
Cohen appointed as U.S. attorney in Alaska (KTVF Fairbanks)
The U.S. attorney general has appointed a lawyer from Pennsylvania to the highest ranking federal law enforcement office in Alaska.
Corzine to tap Chief Counsel as next Attorney General (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine will tap his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, to replace outgoing Attorney General Zulima Farber, according to a senior state official.
Attorney General: Corporation Agrees To Comply With Open Meetings Law (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager said a corporation doing business on a state technical college campus will comply with the state's open meetings and public records laws.
Corzine to name Rabner attorney general (Courier-Post)
TRENTON - Gov. Jon S. Corzine today will name his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, to succeed Zulima Farber as attorney general.
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.
Governor chooses new attorney general (NorthJersey.com)
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Thursday tapped his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, to replace outgoing Attorney General Zulima Farber.
Corzine names Stuart Rabner the new attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
"I respect, trust and like Stuart Rabner,'' Gov. Corzine said, naming his chief counsel to the post of attorney general today. On Aug. 31, Rabner will replace Zulima Farber, who resigned last week after a special prosecutor found she violated the state's ethics code when she rushed to the scene where her boyfriend, Hamlet Goore, had been pulled over in a traffic stop. "I have never had more
New Jersey Governor Corzine Names Attorney General (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine appointed his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, attorney general to replace Zulima Farber, who resigned in an ethics flap.
Chinese lawyer who exposed abortion abuses jailed on 'trumped up' charges (Independent)
A Chinese human rights lawyer who exposed a violent campaign of forced abortions and sterilisations by family planning officials was sentenced to four years in jail yesterday on what his supporters insist are trumped-up charges of damaging property and organising a mob to disrupt traffic during a protest.
Tom's lawyer returns serve (News Interactive)
THE war of words over Tom Cruise's split from Paramount Pictures continues, with his lawyer accusing the company chairman of making "disgusting" and "vicious" comments.
Spokane attorney to file suit against City of Tacoma in abuse case (KXLY-TV Spokane)
SPOKANE -- Horrific, egregious, devilish ... three words a Spokane County attorney uses to describe the ultimate betrayal of trust after a retired Tacoma police officer and his ex-wife were charged with multiple counts of molesting her son - and, videotaping it.
Attorney Is Upset Over Governor Fletcher's Settlement (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
An eastern Kentucky attorney has been representing several former Merit employees who say they were discriminated against by the Fletcher administration and testified before the special grand jury.
Corzine Chooses His Chief Counsel as Next Attorney General (New York Times)
Gov. Jon S. Corzine named as his next attorney general Stuart J. Rabner, his chief counsel and a former federal prosecutor known for the vigor with which he has pursued public corruption cases.
Lawyer says client not hiding from tribe (The Lufkin Daily News)
It is unfortunate that the first casualty in this lawsuit is truth, said David N. Ventker, a lawyer for Ralph Reed.
Democrats seek to break from pack in attorney general race (WCAX 3)
NORTH GREENBUSH, N.Y. Three of the four Democrats hoping to become attorney general sparred for the second time a week tonight.
Greenwich attorney resigns (The Warren Reporter)
Greenwich is looking for a new municipal attorney for the second time in a year following the acceptance of township attorney Mike DeMarco's resignation at the August 17 committee meeting.
Another Prominent Lawyer Departs From Milberg Weiss (New York Times)
Patricia M. Hynes said she was leaving the embattled securities class-action law firm to join Allen & Overy as senior counsel.
Beating of Lawyer Threatens Hong Kong?s Allure (New York Times)
An assault on prominent lawyer Albert Ho threatens to damage Hong Kong?s reputation for the fair settlement of disputes in court.
SOLOMON IS: New Attorney General proposed (ABC Radio Australia)
In the Solomon Islands, Opposition Leader Fred Fono has accused Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of deliberately disregarding legal advice from the Attorney General, in favour of private legal advice.