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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.
Lawyer in Gotianuy case jailed for contempt (Sun Star)
A Manila - based lawyer got detained for almost seven hours in the office of a Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge yesterday, after getting cited in direct contempt.
OSC erred in nixing bank shareholder votes in Sears Canada takeover, lawyer argues (Canadian Business)
TORONTO (CP) - The Ontario Securities Commission made an "unreasonable error" when it ruled to exclude shareholder votes by Scotiabank, its investment banking division Scotia Capital Inc. and Royal Bank from a privatization bid for Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) by it U.S. parent, a lawyer for Sears Holdings told court Monday.
Attorney explains federal budget deficit at Boca luncheon (Boca Raton News)
West Palm Beach attorney Bryan Miller is concerned about the federal budget deficit and its impact on the next generation. "If we don't pay it, they'll have to, and with interest," Miller said.
Cactus Towing report to Attorney General (East Valley Tribune)
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has submitted the first part of its fraud investigation into Cactus Towing to the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
Saddam lawyer to sue prosecutor over witness (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A defence lawyer in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial said he was suing the prosecutor for presenting a witness who had changed his name to flee the old regime.
13 Want City Attorney Job: Despite the Southernmost City's Best Efforts to Make the Selection of a New City Attorney As (RedNova)
By Christine Braden, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Sep. 16--Still, there is no lack of what characteristics a new city attorney should possess, according to some city officials.
OSC erred in nixing banks from vote on Sears Canada takeover: Sears lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - The Ontario Securities Commission made an "unreasonable error" when it excluded shares held by the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Royal Bank from being counted in a privatization bid for Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) by its U.S. parent, a lawyer for Sears Holdings told court Monday.
Attorney General Sues Group Making Automated Phone Calls (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Indiana's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday against a group making automated phone calls targeting Democratic congressional candidate Baron Hill.
Defense attorney targets alleged confession as trial opens (Syracuse.com)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A convicted sex offender accused of murdering three women shortly after his release from prison is "mentally sick, bizarre, twisted," but he only confessed to the killings because he was coerced during 38 hours of nonstop questioning by investigators, a defense attorney said Monday.
'93 blasts: 18 accused angry over defence lawyer's exit (rediff.com)
Eighteen accused in the 1993 bomb blasts case have dashed off a letter to defence lawyer Nitin Pradhan expressing their anguish over his withdrawal from the case at the fag end, when the verdict was being delivered.
Saddam lawyer to sue prosecutor (News Interactive)
A DEFENCE lawyer in ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's genocide trial said today he was suing the prosecutor for presenting a witness who had changed his name to flee the old regime.
Saddam lawyer to sue prosecutor (The Australian)
A DEFENCE lawyer in ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's genocide trial said today he was suing the prosecutor for presenting a witness who had changed his name to flee the old regime.
Defense attorney targets alleged confession as trial opens (WCAX 3)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. The defense attorney for a convicted sex offender accused of murdering three women says the man only confessed because he was coerced by police.
Attorney general: Automated campaign calls will stop (The Indianapolis Star)
Attorney General Steve Carter said today that a California-based group has agreed to stop making automated phone calls attacking Democratic congressional candidate Baron Hill.
DPS suspends, fires most of Bowie County troopers, attorney says (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
TEXARKANA, Texas -- More than half of Bowie County's Department of Public Safety troopers have been suspended or fired over the last two weeks, a trooper's attorney said Monday.
Attorney General Needs 19-Percent Budget Increase (WLBT 3)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- State Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday told lawmakers his office will need a 19 percent budget increase in fiscal year 2008. He said $800,000 of the $1.5 million in additional state funding will be used in his office's alcohol and tobacco unit.
Marlinga feared lawyer was trying to 'buy him off,' court told (Detroit News)
Former Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga became concerned a lawyer representing a wealthy client was trying to "buy him off" in connection with a sexual assault case, a jury in Marlinga's criminal trial in federal court was told today.
Attorney for Md. Death Row Inmate Argues Against Lethal Injection (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
Baltimore (AP) - An attorney for death row inmate Vernon Evans argued Monday in federal court that Maryland's method of lethal injection is unconstitutional.
City Attorney To Sue Retirement Board Over Pension Credit (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre said Monday he intends to sue the retirement board to reverse a program under which San Diego municipal employees were allowed to buy discounted pension service credits.
Attorney General Needs 19-Percent Budget Increase (WLBT 3)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- State Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday told lawmakers his office will need a 19 percent budget increase in fiscal year 2008. He said $800,000 of the $1.5 million in additional state funding will be used in his office's alcohol and tobacco unit.
OSC erred in nixing banks from vote on Sears Canada takeover: Sears lawyer (Canadian Business)
Gary Norris September 18, 2006 - 6:51 p.m. TORONTO (CP) - The behaviour of Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:SHLD) in its bid to take its Canadian subsidiary private "strikes at the very pillars of the takeover regime in this province," a lawyer for an American hedge fund said Monday.
Evans' Lawyer: Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional (WJZ 13 Baltimore)
A death row inmate's lawyer argued Monday in federal court that Maryland's lethal injection process could cause "horrific and painful death" in violation of the Constitution's ban against cruel and unusual punishment.
Attorney Advises Melton (WLBT 3)
A Jackson defense attorney with more than 30 years experience, Bill Kirksey, advises Mayor Frank Melton to accept a plea bargain agreement, if he is guilty.
Attorney: Club Majestic To Appeal Chief's New Conditions (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
The owners of downtown nightspot Club Majestic will appeal new liquor license conditions imposed by Madison's police chief last week, according to their attorney.
Frank Casteel Gets Attorney To Help With Post-Conviction Appeal (The Chattanoogan)
The man charged with killing three men riding three-wheelers on Signal Mountain in 1988 has been appointed an attorney to help with his post-conviction appeal.
City attorney intends to sue retirement board (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - City Attorney Michael Aguirre said today he intends to sue the retirement board to reverse a program under which San Diego municipal employees were allowed to buy discounted pension service credits.
Defense attorney targets alleged confession as trial opens (WCAX 3)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. The defense attorney for a convicted sex offender accused of murdering three women says the man only confessed because he was coerced by police.
Lawyer Sanctioned $2,500 for Stonewalling Discovery (Law.com)
A Manhattan judge has sanctioned a lawyer for stonewalling a onetime law firm associate who is suing the husband who tried to kill her four years ago.
Fox Rothschild to Merge With 60-Lawyer Labor Firm (Law.com)
Fox Rothschild of Philadelphia will merge with Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, a 60-lawyer management-side labor firm in Roseland, N.J., effective Oct. 1.
Primary will decide district attorney, Democratic opponent to Healey (The Sun Chronicle)
Voters go to the polls today, with the biggest contest in the state the Democratic primary for governor. Deval Patrick, Chris Gabrieli and state Attorney General Tom Reilly are competing for the party nomination to run against Republican Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey.
Looking Cloud gets new lawyer in AIM slaying appeal (Sioux City Journal)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The man convicted of killing American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash in 1975 has a new lawyer to handle his appeal.
Federal committee drops lawyer's case against SU (Daily Orange)
The Federal Elections Committee recently dismissed a lawsuit against Syracuse University regarding 2004's guest speaker, director Michael Moore. In the fall of 2004, lawyer David T. Hardy of Tuscon, Arizona, filed a lawsuit against universities across the nation where Moore was speaking on his "Slackers Uprising Tour.
Attorney general wants role in senior program lawsuit (The Charleston Gazette)
Attorney General Darrell McGraw has asked to intervene in a lawsuit that accuses the Manchin administration of discriminating against the elderly and disabled.
Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
Omaha attorney, woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — A prominent Omaha attorney has been arrested on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine.
Lincoln attorney hit by London driver dies (Lincoln Journal Star)
A Lincoln attorney was hit by a car as he walked across the street in London, England, Sunday evening and died later that night in an area hospital.
Judge removes attorney (McKinney Messenger)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
Marlinga says he avoided lawyer (Detroit News)
Former Macomb County prosecutor Carl Marlinga became concerned a lawyer representing a wealthy client was trying to "buy him off" in connection with a sexual assault case, a jury in Marlinga's criminal trial in federal court was told Monday.
Defense attorney claims mother, not his client, killed baby (North County Times)
FRENCH VALLEY ---- The defense attorney for a Murrieta man charged with murdering his girlfriend's infant daughter tried to call the baby's mother to the witness stand, telling the judge he believes she killed her little girl.
Lawyer Sanctioned $2,500 for Stonewalling Discovery (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Manhattan judge has sanctioned a lawyer for stonewalling a onetime law firm associate who is suing the husband who tried to kill her four years ago. Attorney Lawrence A. Porcari is representing Paul F.
Fox Rothschild to Merge With 60-Lawyer Labor Firm (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Fox Rothschild of Philadelphia will merge with Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, a 60-lawyer management-side labor firm in Roseland, N.J. The move brings Fox Rothschild a labor practice with a roster of corporate clients ripe for cross-selling and also provides offices in cities where the 300-lawyer firm wishes to expand.
Support Group for Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse Sues Monsignor, Lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
A support group that aids victims of clergy sexual abuse has sued a monsignor and his lawyer, claiming the two tried to use the courts to improperly silence the support group's attempts to expose priests who are molesters.
Ex-Perry attorney dies in his sleep (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Former Perry County Attorney John Mark Barger, who was awaiting a new trial in a high-profile drug case that cost him his job, died early yesterday with his mother at his bedside, authorities said.
Attorney General confronts refineries about gas prices (The Idaho Statesman)
The Idaho Attorney General gave at least five oil companies until Sept. 30 to explain why they sold their products in Idaho at "extraordinarily high prices."
Attorney Advises Melton (WLBT 3)
A Jackson defense attorney with more than 30 years experience, Bill Kirksey, advises Mayor Frank Melton to accept a plea bargain agreement, if he is guilty.
City attorney's resignation accepted (The Mail Tribune)
PHOENIX — Council members officially accepted the resignation of city attorney Kurt Knudsen Monday, three weeks after it was tendered. Attorney for cities of Talent and Jacksonville, Knudsen resigned "effective immediately," August 29.
Lawyer plans 10 apartments downtown (The Clarion-Ledger)
A Jackson lawyer will build 10 apartments near the Hinds County Chancery Court.
Outside attorney will look at school district's turmoil (San Jose Mercury News)
The Fremont Union High School District has retained Fresno attorney Barry Bennett to investigate a series of events that ultimately led to last month's ouster of Superintendent Stephen Rowley.
W.Va. attorney charged in death of his ex-wife (The Herald-Mail)
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., attorney was charged Monday with murder in the death of his ex-wife, whose dismembered body was found Aug. 20 inside two suitcases along Back Creek in western Berkeley County, according to court records.