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Man calls attorney after casino balks at payout (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
FRIANT, Calif. - A man who claims he hit a $737,203 jackpot on a nickel slot machine has hired an attorney after the club claimed the big win was a huge mistake.
Judge castigates sleeping lawyer in Saddam's trial (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial castigated a defence lawyer for falling asleep during Tuesday's proceedings, as a witness was recounting a gas attack.
Judge castigates sleeping Saddam lawyer (News Interactive)
THE chief judge in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial castigated a defence lawyer for falling asleep during the proceedings, as a witness was recounting a gas attack.
Judge won't let accused lawyer out of jail (Boston Globe)
A New Hampshire lawyer has lost another attempt to get out of jail as he awaits trial on charges he stole more than one (M) million dollars from clients.
Uganda: Kenyan Lawyer to Defend 23 Ugandans (AllAfrica.com)
A KENYAN lawyer who acted for 23 Ugandan treason suspects in Kenya said yesterday he would represent them when their trial starts in Uganda.
Indonesia to execute 3, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
Three Indonesian Christians convicted of leading a mob that killed Muslims will be executed Thursday, the convicts' lawyer said Tuesday, but there was no immediate word on the fate of their latest clemency appeals.
Attorney general cites child porn in need to get Americans' Internet records (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
CAPITOL HILL What's the biggest obstacle to deterring child pornography? America's attorney general believes it's a lack of customer records from Internet service providers.
Lawyer Ron Ready to Take Next Step in Super Derby (BloodHorse)
Before Barbaro and Bernardini began monopolizing the headlines with their heroics on and off the racetrack, Lawyer Ron was one of the dominant forces on the Kentucky Derby trail. On Saturday, he attempts to return to prominence in the 3-year-old division in the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II).
Lawyer wanted on embezzlement charges in R.I. turns himself in (Boston Globe)
A lawyer wanted on charges of embezzling about $400,000 turned himself in Tuesday and pleaded not guilty in Washington County Superior Court.
Attorney accidentally signed up for service he didn't want (ABC 13 Texas)
An online coupon looked like a good deal, until a Houston attorney learned he's been paying $9 a month for the last two years.
State attorney general to join Waller Lansden (Nashville Business Journal)
Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers will join the Nashville law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis when his term in office expires Oct. 2.
U.S. Attorney General Wants ISP Customer Data (BetaNews)
In hearings before the Senate Banking Committee this afternoon, the Associated Press reported, United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told committee members he would support a tightening of federal requirements for Internet service providers to hand over information on their customers.
Attorney general calls for law to require Internet companies to preserve customer data (Sydney Morning Herald)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that Congress should require Internet service providers to preserve customer records, asserting that prosecutors need them to fight child pornography. -
Attorney general cites child porn in need to get Americans' Internet records (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
CAPITOL HILL What's the biggest obstacle to deterring child pornography? America's attorney general believes it's a lack of customer records from Internet service providers. And that's why he's telling Congress to force those companies into providing them.
Attorney General calls for law to require Internet companies to preserve customer data (Sydney Morning Herald)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that Congress should require Internet providers to preserve customer records, asserting that prosecutors need them to fight child pornography. -
Attorney General Paul Summers joins private law firm (Tennessean)
Tennessee Attorney General Paul G. Summers, who is not seeking another term, will join the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP in its Nashville office Oct. 2, working with clients on complex litigation, investigation and regulatory matters.
Solicitor general to become interim attorney general (WREG-TV Memphis)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Solicitor General Mike Moore will serve as acting state attorney general when Paul Summers steps down on October 1st.
Patel hasn't fled: Lawyer (News Interactive)
AN Australian lawyer for rogue surgeon Jayant Patel has dismissed concerns his client may try to flee the United States for his native India, which has no extradition treaty with Australia.
Lawyer says CEO to give deposition in bias suit (Tennessean)
NEW YORK — Merrill Lynch & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Stanley O'Neal is scheduled to give a deposition in a racial-discrimination lawsuit brought by a black broker in the firm's Nashville office, a lawyer in the case said.
Retiring Attorney General Summers to join Nashville law firm next month (Tennessean)
Tennessee Attorney General Paul G. Summers will join the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis on Oct. 2.
Families in homicide case trying to reconcile, lawyer says (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The family of a man accused of first-degree murder has met with the families of the victims in an attempt at a reconciliation, the lawyer for the accused says.
Lawyer Wanted On Embezzlement Charges Turns Himself In (NBC 10 Providence)
A Westerly lawyer accused of bilking his clients out of thousands of dollars has his day in court.
Attorney: Family Considering Lawsuit After Baby's Hospital Death (WRTV Indianapolis)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The family of one of two babies who died because of an overdose of an anti-clotting drug at Methodist Hospital is thinking about filing a lawsuit against the hospital and the drug's maker, an attorney said Tuesday.
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: UNC grad charged in campus assault may plead not guilty (WIS News 10 Columbia)
The man who allegedly drove an SUV into a crowd on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill is accepting a lawyer.
Minnesota Poll: Swanson leads attorney general race (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Relatively few voters know who any of the candidates in the state attorney general election race are, but DFLer Lori Swanson has grabbed a wide early lead over her rivals, according to the latest Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Swanson had the support of 46 percent of respondents in the poll conducted Sept. 13 through Friday, just after she won a tight three-way primary election for the DFL
Village seeks attorney general's opinion on Links lease (Ruidoso News)
Ruidoso village councilors leap frogged over the state auditor Thursday by voting to ask New Mexico's attorney general for a legal opinion on their settlement of a lease dispute with The Links Golf Course.
Lawyer: Markin should yield vote (Palm Beach Daily news)
Accusing Palm Beach Town Councilwoman Susan Markin of failing to play by the rules in her zeal to keep a Starbucks out of town, a lawyer representing the coffee giant is demanding that she surrender her vote.
Attorney general calls for law to require Internet companies to preserve customer data (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that Congress should require Internet service providers to preserve customer records, asserting that prosecutors need them to fight child pornography.
Moonda gets court-appointed lawyer (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Donna Moonda has at least $125,000 in cash, but she received a court-appointed lawyer yesterday to defend her on a murder-for-hire charge. Mrs. Moonda, 47, is accused of hiring her 25-year-old lover to kill her husband. The federal government is seeking the death penalty against her.
Lawyer says OPI hearing politically motivated (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer has described the hearing into the conduct of members of the Victoria Police Armed Offenders Squad as a "public humiliation". Lawyer Sean Cash is acting for Sergeant Matthew Franc, one of nine police officers being investigated by the Office of Police Integrity (OPI).
State-paid lawyer approved for governor's lawsuit (Knoxville News Sentinal)
NASHVILLE - Over the vocal objections of Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols, the Judicial Selection Commission voted Tuesday to seek a taxpayer-funded lawyer's help in a legal battle with Gov. Phil Bredesen.
Moore, state's solicitor general, to become acting attorney general (Knoxville News Sentinal)
NASHVILLE - Michael Moore, who now holds the title of state solicitor general, will become acting state attorney general _Oct. 2, the state Supreme Court announced Tuesday.
Lawyer charged in ex-wife’s death (The Charleston Gazette)
MARTINSBURG — Police charged a Bunker Hill bankruptcy lawyer with stabbing and dismembering his ex-wife after finding a Wal-Mart surveillance video showing him buying red luggage like the suitcase that held the woman’s remains.
Lakin attorney blasts accusers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
High-profile criminal defense attorney Scott Rosenblum on Tuesday gave some of the first public comments on the child sex abuse allegations made in a civil lawsuit against his client, the former attorney and Metro East powerbroker Tom Lakin.
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.
Lawyer announces run in '07 state House race (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Tony Ligi, a lawyer with a history of political, neighborhood and business work, said Tuesday he will seek the 79th District seat in the state House on the Oct. 20, 2007, ballot.
Davidson County briefs: Attorney chosen to be on sex board (Tennessean)
Mayor Bill Purcell on Tuesday tapped Jim Todd, a former prosecutor, to serve on Metro's Sexually Oriented Business Licensing board. Todd, a criminal defense attorney in private practice, has worked as an assistant district attorney in juvenile and adult courts.
Attorney general candidates debate (Bismarck Tribune)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem was gentle with a fellow Republican, Gov. John Hoeven, when he probed whether the Board of Higher Education violated North Dakota's open meetings laws, Stenehjem's Democratic opponent believes.
An al-Qaeda suspect's lawyer says: Plead guilty (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A lawyer for a man accused of being one of the top planners of the Sept. 11 attacks says his client should plead guilty in any U.S. tribunal because the world saw him on TV chatting with Osama bin Laden in an al-Qaeda video.
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 calls duo's science 'snake-oil' (winnipegsun.com)
There were harsh words yesterday for a pair of RCMP forensic scientists as James Driskell's lawyer publicly questioned whether they're "completely incompetent" and likened their science to "snake oil."
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.
Judge won't let accused lawyer out of jail (WCAX 3)
NASHUA, N.H. A New Hampshire lawyer has lost another attempt to get out of jail as he awaits trial on charges he stole more than one (M) million dollars from clients.
Attorney wants court to send case back for trial or resentencing (CentralOhio.com)
NEW LEXINGTON - "Watch what you wish for." That was what the Columbus defense attorney for a Corning man convicted of misdemeanor vehicular homicide last year was told by the Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals on Tuesday morning.
Lawyer says Marcos victims to get paid soon (INQ7.net)
VICTIMS of human rights violations during the Marcos regime are expected to get their compensation from a United States court in six months, their lawyer said on the eve of the 34th anniversary of the declaration of martial law.
Attorney general candidates spar over ethics, competency (News Journal)
NEWARK -- After Betty Montgomery's bid to run for governor fell short, she decided in late 2005 to run for attorney general. But the current Republican Ohio auditor said she wants to assure voters she will be dedicated to the office that was her second choice.
Attorney warns board about changes to budget (Post-Tribune)
GARY — The Calumet Township Board spent Tuesday night altering the township’s 2007 budget, despite being told repeatedly by its attorney that it was breaking the law.
Deputies' quick actions save lawyer in collapse (The Buffalo News)
A 60-year-old lawyer is alive, thanks to quick action Tuesday afternoon by an Erie County Sheriff's Department patrol unit from the Rath Building, Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported.
Co-Op being unfairly penalised – lawyer (The Royal Gazette)
A lawyer for troubled Co-Op taxis says the company is in a ‘Catch 22’ situation after the Transport Control Department suspended its operating licence for having too few cabs.