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Obituary: William Pendleton Hackney / Corporate lawyer and bon vivant (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
William Pendleton Hackney, a top corporate lawyer and piano-playing social host who knew art, music and cooking as well as the law, died at his Shadyside home Monday of kidney failure. He was 82.
Cyclist's attorney 'troubled' by leaks (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for cyclist Floyd Landis criticized the International Cycling Union on Wednesday for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive "A" sample drug test, saying it breached the organization's own rules.
Disbarred lawyer gets jail term in cash case (San Antonio Express News)
A disbarred San Antonio lawyer was sentenced in Del Rio on Wednesday to 13 months in jail for not timely declaring $420,000 he received from a former client.
Cyclist's Attorney 'Troubled' by Leaks (ABC News)
Attorney for Cyclist Landis Takes Issue With Cycling Union for Leaking Results of Drug Test
Long-time lawyer loses cancer battle (Knoxville News Sentinal)
Prominent Knoxville lawyer Zane Daniel, 66, died Tuesday in Seattle, where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer. Mr. Daniel was a native of Rutledge.
Assistant GarCo attorney to succeed late 9th District judge (The Daily Sentinel)
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Assistant Garfield County Attorney Denise K. Lynch will succeed the late T. Peter Craven on the 9th Judicial District Court bench.
Attorney General backs Wal-Mart opponents (Pasadena Star-News)
ROSEMEAD - In a rebuke of the city and Wal-Mart, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer has filed an amicus brief in favor of Save Our Community's lawsuit against the Supercenter going up in south Rosemead.
Landis' attorney 'troubled' by cycling federation leaks (Duluth News Tribune)
The attorney for cyclist Floyd Landis criticized the International Cycling Union on Wednesday for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive "A" sample drug test, saying it breached the organization's own rules.
Landis' lawyer lambastes UCI for leaks (The Ottawa Sun)
Thu, August 3, 2006 Landis' lawyer lambastes UCI for leaks By AP The lawyer for cyclist Floyd Landis took issue with the International Cycling Union for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive "A" sample drug test, saying it breached the organization's own rules. Results of the second or "B" sample are set to be released on Saturday, and until they are completed, "it should be
Cyclist's attorney 'troubled' by leaks (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for cyclist Floyd Landis took aim at the International Cycling Union, accusing the federation of a breach of ethics for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive drug test.
Lawyer files motion to dismiss impeachment raps (INQ7.net)
A LAWYER filed Thursday another motion seeking the dismissal of eight impeachment complaints against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Cyclist's Attorney 'Troubled' by Leaks (ABC News)
Attorney for Cyclist Landis Takes Issue With Cycling Union for Leaking Results of Drug Test
Shoe murderer's sentence inadequate: Attorney-General (7News via Yahoo!7 News)
The Attorney General is seeking a tougher sentence for a Brisbane teenager who killed a man for his shoes.
Attorney seeks appraisal of Melsky tract (phillyburbs.com)
Leo Holt “has the sincerest of intentions” to buy most of the Melsky tract to preserve it, his attorney said.
Lawyer: 911 Call Clears Man Of Killing Off-Duty Officer (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
The tale of a 911 tape may play a crucial role in the murder of an off-duty Akron police officer.
'B' test begins; Landis builds lawyer team (USA Today)
The results won't be available until Saturday, but testing of Floyd Landis' backup doping sample is now underway, one of his lawyers says. According to the Associated Press in France, the lawyer expects the second sample to return the same...
Landis Lawyer Says Cycling Body Violated Own Rules (WGAL via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Tour de France champion Floyd Landis said the International Cycling Union violated its own rules.
Debate Challenge Issued In Del. Attorney Gen. Race (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
Republican Attorney General candidate Ferris Wharton is challenging Democratic rival Joseph “Beau” Biden to a series of debates.
Bomb-plot suspect devastated after bail denied: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Another of the 17 bomb-plot suspects from the Toronto area has been denied bail, but his family's lawyer said his client will likely seek a review of the decision.
Dismissed Butler Is at Center of Astor Suit, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
A lawyer for Brooke Astor?s only son yesterday blamed Mrs. Astor?s butler, who was fired from his $70,000-a-year job in early 2005, for a lawsuit accusing the son of neglecting his mother.
FSU football star, Jax lawyer Gary Pajcic dead at 58 (Sun-Sentinel)
JACKSONVILLE -- Gary Pajcic, a prominent lawyer, philanthropist and former Florida State quarterback, has died after being taken off life support. He was 58.
Lawyer and FSU quarterback Gary Pajcic, Aug. 2 (Sun-Sentinel)
Gary Pajcic, a Florida State University quarterback in the '60s, and a lawyer, political player and philanthropist in Jacksonville, died on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in Jackonville.
Kelly Ellard will appeal murder conviction; judge grants funding for lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER (CP) - Kelly Ellard will get a government-funded lawyer to pursue a fourth trial on charges she beat Victoria teen Reena Virk to death.
Attorney General Sues Fayetteville Car Dealer (KARK Little Rock)
Attorney General Mike Beebe announced Thursday that his office has sued Quick Kar Sales of Fayetteville and its owner, Nora Sims, for making illegal “title-pawn” loans. Customers of the company turned over their vehicle titles to Quick Kar in exchange for loans of a few hundred dollars.
Landis Lawyer Offers Dehydration Defense (ABC News)
Lawyer Says Dehydration Is Possible Cause for Floyd Landis' Testosterone Levels
Attorney General files charges against former salvage yard operator (The Daily Item)
SHAMOKIN - Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that agents from Environmental Crimes Section have filed criminal charges against a Shamokin man accused of illegally dumping and burying used vehicle parts, tires, household waste and demolition...
Dubuque County attorney Fred McCaw dies on vacation (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DUBUQUE, Iowa Dubuque County Attorney Fred McCaw, who served as the county's top prosecutor for nearly 20 years, is dead.
Hoyer backs Simms for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
No. 2 Democrat in House lauds candidate, calls him 'person of real depth' U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, endorsed Stuart O. Simms for attorney general this afternoon, giving the former Baltimore prosecutor a well-known and high-profile champion in the three-way primary.
Delgado's Attorney Asks For Bail Reduction (KGO-TV Bay Area)
The attorney for Edith Delgado has filed an appeal seeking to have her bail reduced.
Dubuque County Attorney Dies (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
Dubuque County Attorney Fred McCaw died yesterday. He was on vacation with his wife in South Dakota. McCaw was biking when he apparently suffered a fatal heart attack. McCaw was planning to retire at the end of his term and was not seeking re-election in November.
Radio Free Asia Lawyer Found Dead in NW (Washington Post)
A Washington lawyer was stabbed to death in a home in Northwest D.C. late last night, police said.
Landis Lawyer Offers Dehydration Defense (ABC News)
Lawyer Says Dehydration Is Possible Cause for Floyd Landis' Elevated Testosterone Levels
Woman convicted of Yongsan arson seeks appeal, lawyer says (Stars and Stripes)
SEOUL — The South Korean woman found guilty of arson in connection with a March fire on Yongsan Garrison is appealing her conviction, according to her new court-appointed lawyer.
Attorney seeks lower bail in crash deaths of Tongan royals (San Jose Mercury News)
The attorney for Edith Delgado, the 18-year-old being held on $3 million bail in connection with a highway crash that killed three people, including two members of the Tongan royal family, has filed an appeal seeking to have her bail reduced.
D.C. Police Investigating Death of Lawyer (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
Washington (AP) - D.C. Police are investigating the death of a Washington lawyer, who was found dead last night inside a home in Northwest. Police say 32-year-old Robert Wone of Oakton was discovered around 11:49 p.m. in the 1500 block of Swann Street in Northwest.
Lawyer Edwin Baker suspended (BizJournals)
The Hawaii Supreme suspended a long-time Honolulu lawyer Thursday after an investigation into his ethics.
Landis Lawyer Offers Dehydration Defense (ABC News)
Lawyer Says Dehydration Is Possible Cause for Floyd Landis' Elevated Testosterone Levels
Lawyer to ask SC to allow use of poll counting machines (INQ7.net)
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s election lawyer on Thursday said he would file an appeal with the Supreme Court to allow the Commission on Elections to use the 1,991 counting machines of the Mega Pacific consortium in the 2007 elections without prejudice to a pending court case on the voided contract.
Bush Nominates Paulose As U.S. Attorney For MN (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
President Bush on Thursday nominated Rachel K. Paulose for a four-year term to succeed Tom Heffelfinger as U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota. More Political News
White Supremacist Slams Attorney With Lawsuit (CBS 2 Chicago)
Imprisoned white supremacist Matthew Hale is spending the beginning years of his 40-year penalty trying to get back at the one person he blames for his lengthy sentence: his attorney.
Attorney Requests Bail Reduction Tongan Crash (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The attorney for the 18-year-old girl charged in connection with a crash that killed three people, including two members of the Tongan royal family, files an appeal to have the multimillion-dollar bail reduced.
Landis Lawyer Offers Dehydration Defense (Sioux City Journal)
PARIS - Dehydration is the latest possible reason offered for Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' elevated testosterone levels. "Maybe a combination of dehydration, maximum effort," Jose Maria Buxeda, the cyclist's lawyer, said Thursday after testing began on his backup sample.
A Lawyer for Mrs. Astor’s Son Was Suspended for Two Years (New York Times)
Brooke Astor and her fortune were represented by New York's most well-regarded law firm, and is now handled by a lawyer accused of mishandling a client's account.
Republicans want attorney general in on slots licensing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
HARRISBURG -- Republican senators want the state attorney general to be more closely involved in the licensing of casinos and slots-related companies to make it harder for minor children and prominent politicians to qualify for licenses.
Attorney to run for council (The Trenton Times)
WEST WINDSOR -- Will Ank lowitz, an attorney in the state's public defender's office, yesterday announced his candidacy for a seat on township council and called for a series of debates against any other prospective candidates.
Bush picks Paulose to be state's next U.S. attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Rachel Paulose, the acting U.S. attorney in Minnesota, was chosen by President Bush on Thursday to get the position permanently. A former assistant U.S. attorney for Minnesota, Paulose has served as the interim U.S. attorney since February, when she replaced Tom Heffelfinger, who resigned. The job would make her the top federal law enforcement official in Minnesota, overseeing an
Landis Lawyer Offers Dehydration Defense (Sioux City Journal)
PARIS - Dehydration is the latest possible reason offered for Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' elevated testosterone levels. "Maybe a combination of dehydration, maximum effort," Jose Maria Buxeda, the cyclist's lawyer, said Thursday after testing began on his backup sample.
For attorney, it's all about community (St. Petersburg Times)
Attorney Rafael Gonzalez received the latest in a long line of honors when he was recently named the entrepreneur of the year by the Tampa Bay Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Attorney's victory changed ski law (Denver Post)
David Graven, who died in Roswell, N.M., on July 29 at age 56, was a longtime Colorado attorney whose name became immortalized in legal circles in the Graven Rule, following his tenacious lawsuit against Vail Associates.
State Bar disbars attorney (Jacksonville Daily News)
A Jacksonville attorney, who was suspended from practicing law in the state last December, was recently disbarred, according to an order from the N.C. State Bar.