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Lawyer: Throw Out Coke Case Wiretaps (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for one of three people charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from The Coca-Cola Co. asked a judge Friday to throw out evidence from wiretapped phone calls involving her client.
Lawyer: Throw out Coke case wiretaps (Sharewatch)
Ibrahim Dimson\'s lawyer, Anna Blitz, said in papers filed in federal court in Atlanta that the government illegally monitored her client\'s calls.
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith supports probe of son's death (Fox21)
NASSAU, Bahamas An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith says she supports a formal inquest into the death of her 20-year-old son.
Attorney general subpoenas secretary of state's records (The Daily Comet)
Attorney General Troy King has subpoenaed state documents and banking records involving Secretary of State Nancy Worley, who calls it a Republican attempt to smear her in an election year.
Sierra Leone: Attorney General Accuses Margai of Delaying Golley's Case (AllAfrica.com)
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Fredrick Carew Wednesday said the delay in the trial of the former spokesman of the Revolutionary United Front, Omrie Golley is due to the accused himself and his Lawyer, Charles Margai.
Attorney general subpoenas secretary of state's records (al.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Attorney General Troy King has subpoenaed state documents and banking records involving Secretary of State Nancy Worley, who calls it a Republican attempt to smear her in an election year.
Attorney for nursing home owners seeks removal of attorney general from case (The Daily Comet)
The nursing home owners arrested after 35 patients died at their facility during Hurricane Katrina have filed a motion seeking the removal of the state Attorney General's Office from the case.
Attorney argues Eaton's murder trial defense was flawed (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - The lawyer representing Dale Wayne Eaton told the Wyoming Supreme Court that Eaton's previous attorneys erred and jury instructions were flawed when he was convicted two years ago of the 1988 murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell. Attorney Tina Keri ...
E.F. Griffin Road Plats Approved; Lawyer's Objections Barred by City (Polk County Democrat)
After refusing to hear objections from a lawyer representing neighbors, the Bartow city commission voted to approve preliminary subdivision plats for two upscale developments on E.F. Griffin Road.
Attorney says court-martial recommended for Encinitas Marine (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY ---- A hearing officer is recommending that Marine Pfc. John Jodka III be court-martialed for allegedly participating in the reported kidnapping and killing of a man in Iraq earlier this year, but the officer's report highlights weaknesses in the government's case, the accused man's attorney said Thursday.
Defense Lawyer Questions Authenticity Of Document (KXAN 36 Austin)
Houston -- A lawyer for former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling Monday questioned the authenticity of a key prosecution document. A witness contends the document showed improper side deals approved by Skilling that allowed Enron to hide losses.
Gotti saw mob life a lie and left: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
John "Junior" Gotti idolized his charismatic mob boss father but left behind his life in organized crime when he realized it was an illusion full of dishonor and deception, Gotti's lawyer said on Friday.
Lawyer Says Lobbyist Abramoff Pleading Guilty (KXAN 36 Austin)
Miami -- His lawyer says Jack Abramoff, a close associate of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, is pleading guilty to federal charges in a Florida fraud case.
Attorney for Doctor Charged with Murder Calls Case a Stretch (First Coast News)
St. Marys, GA -- The attorney for the Camden County doctor charged with murder calls the charges quite a stretch. Doctor Noel Chua is accused of killing aspiring medical student James B. Carter.
Becton Dickinson gets subpoena from Ill. attorney general (phillyburbs.com)
WASHINGTON - Becton Dickinson & Co. received a subpoena from the Illinois attorney general seeking information about its participation in a health care trade organization, the medical technology company said Friday.
Court Asked To Let Sacked Astor Attorney Keep Legal Fees (WNBC)
NEW YORK -- A lawyer who was removed from handling the financial and legal affairs of philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor should be allowed to keep more than $100,000 in fees, the lawyer's attorney told a court Friday.
Carrolton attorney to replace Colvin as Pickens judge (al.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Bob Riley has named Carrollton attorney W.O. "Buddy" Kirk Jr. as Pickens County district judge, replacing former District Judge Ira Colvin who resigned after he was arrested on drug charges in Mississippi.
Attorney General: Internet pharmacy bust largest in state history (WHAS 11 Louisville)
Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo says Friday’s pharmacy raid is the largest internet pharmacy bust in state history. Three agencies confiscated over 200,000 pills from Advanced Pharmacy on Bluegrass Parkway.
Ex-attorney admits taking funds from escrow account (Dayton Daily News)
A former Centerville attorney admitted Friday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court to misappropriating $216,526 from his escrow account to pay his expenses.
Muscatine attorney could have law license temporarily suspended (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine attorney may have his law license temporarily suspended for conflicts of interest in his representation.
Carrolton attorney to replace Colvin as Pickens judge (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Governor Bob Riley has named Carrollton attorney W-O- "Buddy" Kirk Junior as Pickens County district judge.
Carrollton attorney to replace Colvin as Pickens judge (The Daily Comet)
Gov. Bob Riley has named Carrollton attorney W.O. "Buddy" Kirk Jr. as Pickens County district judge, replacing former District Judge Ira Colvin who resigned after he was arrested on drug charges in Mississippi.
Carrollton attorney to replace Colvin as Pickens judge (al.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Bob Riley has named Carrollton attorney W.O. "Buddy" Kirk Jr. as Pickens County district judge, replacing former District Judge Ira Colvin who resigned after he was arrested on drug charges in Mississippi.
Pelo attorney: Handcuffs in jail unnecessary (Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- A Bloomington Police sergeant accused of raping four women should not have to wear handcuffs when he meets with his lawyer, his defense attorney said Friday.
Lawyer asks that confession be suppressed (Lincoln Journal Star)
PLATTSMOUTH — A lawyer for one of the four suspects charged in the shooting deaths of a rural Murdock couple asked that a confession of another suspect be suppressed.
Ex-attorney admits taking funds from escrow account (Dayton Daily News)
A former Centerville attorney admitted Friday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court to misappropriating $216,526 from his escrow account to pay his expenses.
Muscatine attorney could have law license temporarily suspended (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine attorney may have his law license temporarily suspended for conflicts of interest in his representation.
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.
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.
Lawyer: Bush has to talk (Los Angeles Daily News)
The NCAA on Friday contacted a lawyer representing two marketing agents that accuse former USC tailback Reggie Bush of fraud and asked for a copy of an upcoming deposition that would help determine if Bush accepted improper financial benefits.
Lawyer: Bush has to talk (Los Angeles Daily News)
The NCAA contacted a lawyer representing two marketing agents that accuse former USC tailback Reggie Bush of fraud on Friday and asked for a copy of an upcoming deposition that would help determine if Bush accepted improper financial benefits.
State's attorney's office reviewing Vance case (The News Sun)
WAUKEGAN — Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller said Friday it will take his office some time to sort through the facts of a case that he acknowledged was a first in his career as a prosecutor: A coroner's jury finding that an emergency-room heart attack death was a homicide.
Lawyer appointed for Carroll (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Liz Carroll now has a court-appointed attorney. But the lawyer who got the job says he might not have it for long.
Brewton attorney found dead in swimming pool (Mobile Press-Register)
BREWTON -- A local attorney was pronounced dead Thursday evening after his wife and stepdaughter found him lying in the family swimming pool, according to authorities.
ASTOR LAWYER'S $TRATEGY (New York Post)
The shady lawyer who allegedly helped Brooke Astor rewrite her will sent the famed philanthropist flowers, gifts and notes to get in her good graces, new court documents reveal. Francis X. Morrissey Jr. gave Astor a "lovely floral bouquet" when...
Travolta's attorney insists his client is not gay (Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Sept. 16 (ANI): Actor John Travolta's attorney Martin Singer has leaped to his rescue, after the 'Grease' star was surrounded by rumours of him being gay.
'Working class' attorney general seeks promotion (Cape Cod Times)
By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Hours after a ceiling slab crushed a car and killed a Boston woman traveling through a Big Dig tunnel, Attorney General Tom Reilly was on the scene picking through the rubble. He vowed to track down those responsible for the fatal flaw.
District attorney will now look at inquest evidence (Times-Standard)
EUREKA -- Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said that his office will now examine all of the evidence collected at the coroner's inquest into the police shooting death of Cheri Lyn Moore.
Attorney for nursing home owners seeks removal of attorney general from case (KATC3)
CHALMETTE, La. The nursing home owners arrested after 35 patients died at their facility in Chalmette during Hurricane Katrina have filed a motion seeking the removal of the state Attorney General's Office from the case.
Attorney General Investigates Sheriff's Unit (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The state attorney general is investigating Sheriff Lee Baca's Homeland Security Support Unit, a group of businessmen who donated money to the sheriff's political campaigns, according to media reports. Get E-Mail Updates Make Us Your Homepage
D. Stoudamire's lawyer wants case tried before jury (Sports Illustrated)
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- After a state Court of Appeals ruling denied former Arizona basketball player Damon Stoudamire a jury trial, his lawyer is taking his case to another level.
Stoudamire's lawyer wants case before jury (Sports Illustrated)
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- After a state Court of Appeals ruling denied former Arizona basketball player Damon Stoudamire a jury trial, his lawyer is taking his case to another level.
Stoudamire's lawyer wants Arizona Supreme Court to review case (USA Today)
After a state Court of Appeals ruling denied former Arizona basketball player Damon Stoudamire a jury trial, his lawyer is taking his case to another level. Defense attorney Michael Piccarreta has sent a petition for review to the Arizona Supreme Court to try to get Stoudamire's case tried before a jury.
Media study was ordered destroyed lawyer says (Ashland Daily Tidings)
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage, a former lawyer at the agency says.
Defense lawyer dropped from sex victim's lawsuit (KESQ)
SANTA ANA, Calif. A woman who was sexually assaulted and videotaped while unconscious can't sue the defense lawyer in the case.
Nevada editors question attorney general candidates (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Candidates for attorney general promised more aggressive enforcement of the open meeting law Saturday at a forum sponsored by the Nevada Press Association.
Civil Rights Lawyer, Milton Henry, Dies at Age 87 (WTOL News 11)
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The Reverend Milton Henry, a civil rights lawyer and black separatist who sought to create a provisional government of former slave states, has died of natural causes. He was 87.
Political is personal in District Attorney race (The Sun Chronicle)
Sixteen years ago, a lawyer out of New Bedford won the Bristol County District Attorney's race by promising to take the politics out of the office, and to get tough on criminals.
Civil Rights Lawyer, Milton Henry, Dies at Age 87 (WTOL News 11)
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The Reverend Milton Henry, a civil rights lawyer and black separatist who sought to create a provisional government of former slave states, has died of natural causes. He was 87.
Muscatine attorney could have law license temporarily suspended (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine attorney may have his law license temporarily suspended for conflicts of interest in his representation.