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Attorney: Daycare center kids show symptoms consistent with mercury poisoning (Courier-Post)
An attorney for two families whose children attended Kiddie Kollege say their kids both have exhibited symptoms consistent with mercury poisoning.
Lawyer has identity stolen by criminal (The Arizona Republic)
LEWISTOWN, Pennsylvania - A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name, authorities said.
Florida Supreme Court disbars one attorney, suspends another (The Business Journal of Jacksonville)
The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred one local attorney and disciplined another in recent court orders.
Attorney files lawsuit against D.A. Rice (Newsday)
A Nassau defense lawyer has filed a lawsuit against District Attorney Kathleen Rice, charging that her new drunk driving policies are unconstitutional.
NYS Attorney General Supports Revocation of Food Fumigant Sulfuryl Fluoride (Grainnet.com)
Washington, DC -- The Office of New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer , August 4 submitted comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency in support of the revocation of the use of Dow AgroSciences food fumigant sulfuryl fluoride (ProFume®).
Lawyer: Mortician to cooperate in body-parts probe (Courier-Post)
A funeral home director targeted in the investigation of a body-parts ring that plundered the corpses of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke and other people has agreed to cooperate with authorities, a lawyer for the lead defendant revealed today.
Lawyer: Funeral Director Cooperating in 'Bones' Probe (1010 WINS New York)
A funeral home director targeted in the investigation of a body-parts ring that plundered the corpses of ``Masterpiece Theatre'' host Alistair Cooke and other people has agreed to cooperate with authorities, a lawyer for the lead defendant revealed Monday.
Michael’s attorney withdraws (Knoxville News Sentinal)
A hearing officer said Monday a West Knoxville restaurant's beer license revocation hearing most likely will be reset after the board allowed an attorney for Michael’s Restaurant and Bar to withdraw.
Deputy city attorney resigns (Rocky Mountain News)
Michelle Lucero, Denver's deputy city attorney, has resigned, effective Friday.
Need an Immigration Attorney? Ask About Credentials! (About.com)
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Attorney dropped from Michael's beer permit case (WATE-TV Knoxville)
An attorney representing Michael's Restaurant and Bar in its beer permit battle was dropped from the case Monday.
Longtime defense attorney Jennings to retire (Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Hal Jennings, a defense attorney who made a career out of shredding prosecutors' cases while vigorously defending the most notorious of criminals, will retire from his practice at the end of the month.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney expresses regret to victim's mother about murder case (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) - St. Louis circuit attorney makes a rare personal visit. Kara Kaswell was there as Jennifer Joyce went to the home of a murder victim's mother to express her regrets about the case.
Lawyer: I was told I would be borrower only for three months (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer agreed to take a RM100mil loan to purchase a large block of Omega Holdings Bhd shares in 1997 after being assured by a fellow lawyer who had frequently acted for businessman Datuk Soh Chee Wen that it would be a short-term deal, the High Court heard yesterday.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ASKED TO PROBE LEININGER (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
A Fort Worth lawmaker has formally requested that the Texas Attorney General investigate the Texas Employee Retirement System's purchase of 80,000 shares of stock in a firm founded by a prominent Republican donor.
City lawyer dies in Monongalia crash along I-68 (The Charleston Gazette)
MORGANTOWN — Joseph C. Cometti, a Charleston lawyer who represented several news-making clients over the years, died Sunday afternoon in a vehicular crash in Monongalia County.
City lawyer dies in Monongalia crash along I-68 (The Charleston Gazette)
MORGANTOWN — Joseph C. Cometti, a Charleston lawyer who represented several news-making clients over the years, died Sunday afternoon in a vehicular crash in Monongalia County.
Attorney: Abuse victims 'walking zombies' (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
08.08.06 - "Some of these people are dead. They're like walking zombies." That's how Santa Rosa attorney Michael Fiumara describes clients who claim they were sexually abused by the Rev. Xavier Ochoa, the fugitive priest and assistant pastor at St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma.
Longtime defense attorney Jennings to retire (Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Hal Jennings, a defense attorney who made a career out of shredding prosecutors' cases while vigorously defending the most notorious of criminals, will retire from his practice at the end of the month.
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
Lawyer 'misled' crime watchdog (The Australian)
A PROMINENT lawyer misled Queensland's crime watchdog during a probe into corruption behind the last Gold Coast City Council elections, a court has been told today.
Arroyo lawyer petitions SC to reopen case on poll machines (INQ7.net)
A PETITION to reopen a case involving the controversial counting machines, which the Commission on Elections had purchased for the 2004 election, has been filed at the Supreme Court by a lawyer of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
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.
Stepmother didn't kill Shelby, her lawyer says (Deseret Morning News)
The lawyer for Angela Andrews, who is charged with her husband, Ryan, in connection with the beating death of Ryan's 10-year-old daughter, says Angela is not responsible for any fatal abuse that may have occurred in the couple's Syracuse home.
District attorney is cited for DUI (Deseret Morning News)
A prosecutor with the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office was arrested over the weekend for investigation of driving under the influence.
Deputy city attorney leaving post (Rocky Mountain News)
Deputy City Attorney Michelle Lucero is resigning her position to go back to her "old digs."
Mayor sues lawyer in Alex case (Kathimerini)
The mayor of Veria, Christos Skoubopoulos, yesterday filed a lawsuit against a lawyer defending one of the schoolboys alleged to be involved in the disappearance of 11-year-old Alex Meshivili from the northern city.
Lawyer asks SC to allow use of poll counting machines (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
President Arroyo's election lawyer filed Tuesday a petition before the Supreme Court to allow the testing of 1,991 automated counting machines (ACMs) for possible use in the 2007 elections.
Families retain a lawyer after toxic testing (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
At least two Gloucester County families whose children attended a day care that opened in a former thermometer factory have hired a lawyer, saying their children show symptoms of mercury poisoning.
Deutsch and Limbaugh Inspire Singing Lawyer (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 8, 2006 -- Nashville musician, comedian, and lawyer Jesse Goldberg admits his latest release, “I Used to Be a Liberal” was inspired by a saying he heard both Donnie Deutsch (The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch) and Rush Limbaugh (The Rush Limbaugh Show) use on their television programs, “a conservative is a liberal who got mugged.
Lawyer: Mortician cut deal in probe (NorthJersey.com)
A funeral home director targeted in the investigation of a body-parts ring that plundered the corpses of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke and other people has agreed to cooperate with authorities, a lawyer for the lead defendant revealed Monday.
Shooting suspect fails in bid for new lawyer (Syracuse.com)
A man accused in the ambush shooting of an Eastwood man a year ago went on trial Monday despite his attempt to stall the trial to get a new lawyer.
Attorney general: Six falsified records to work at nursing homes (Detroit Free Press)
Six people seeking work at four nursing homes have been charged by the state Attorney General's Office with falsifying their criminal records. The six, including a licensed practical nurse, were charged with misdemeanors in Wayne, Oakland and Genesee counties last week, the Attorney General's office announced Monday.
Burundi: Suspected Coup Plotters to Be Charged, Attorney-General Says (AllAfrica.com)
Burundi's attorney-general, Jean Bosco Ndikumana, said on Tuesday that six politicians and an army officer arrested for allegedly plotting a coup would be charged in court within two days.
Attorney sues DA over new drunken driving policies (Syracuse.com)
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A district attorney elected last fall on a promise to limit plea bargains is being sued by a defense attorney who claims the prosecutor's new policies on DWI cases are unconstitutional.
Officials sorting out attorney squabble (The Independent Press)
BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Democratic township council is currently in a legal stand-off over just who the township attorney is.
Judge: Lawyer Is Too Drunk to Argue Case (San Francisco Chronicle)
A judge ordered a blood-alcohol test for a defense lawyer whom she said smelled of alcohol, then declared a mistrial after declaring him too tipsy to argue a kidnapping case. "I don't think you can tell a straight story because you are intoxicated,"...
Judge declares lawyer drunk in court (AP via Yahoo! News)
A judge ordered a blood-alcohol test for a defense lawyer who was slurring his words, then declared a mistrial after declaring him too tipsy to argue a kidnapping case.
U.S. attorney general promises help to battle drug trade (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales toured Over-the-Rhine this morning and promised local authorities a little help in their efforts to stop rising gun violence and those selling illegal drugs.
Missing Attorney Barred From Access To Business Funds (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
An Orange County Superior Court judge signed an injunction this week cutting off a missing Chapel Hill attorney's access to business funds.
Las Vegas judge declares mistrial in kidnapping case, saying lawyer intoxicated (Boston Herald)
LAS VEGAS - A judge ordered a blood-alcohol test for a defense lawyer who was slurring his words, then declared a mistrial after declaring him too tipsy to argue a kidnapping case. "I don't...
Graham's attorney asks for ban to be overturned (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Coach Trevor Graham's lawyer called on the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) on Tuesday to overturn a ban prohibiting the trainer of Olympic 100 meters champion Justin Gatlin from using USOC facilities.
Judge declares lawyer drunk in court (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue the case. The judge took the action after...
Judge Declares Lawyer Drunk In Court (Fox 12 Oregon)
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue the case. The judge took the action after ordering the lawyer to take a blood-alcohol test when he arrived late and was slurring his words.
Judge Finds Lawyer Intoxicated, Declares Mistrial (WFTV 9 Orlando)
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue on behalf of his client.
Attorney for Graham asks USOC to reverse ban (WIS-TV Columbia)
The attorney for track coach Trevor Graham says his client will pursue "all legal avenues" to reverse a United States Olympic Committee ban barring him from its training centers and training sites.
Judge Finds Lawyer Intoxicated, Declares Mistrial (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue on behalf of his client.
Judge: Lawyer is too drunk to argue case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A judge ordered a blood-alcohol test for a defense lawyer whom she said smelled of alcohol, then declared a mistrial after declaring him too tipsy to argue a kidnapping case.
Military lawyer reappointed to Hicks case (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The Pentagon has reappointed Major Michael Mori as military lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate, David Hicks.
Cuomo expects 'competitive' attorney general's race (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. Democrat Andrew Cuomo says he doesn't expect an easy time against Republican Jeanine Pirro if he wins his party's nomination for state attorney general.