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Under-fire Sonsini instructs Bush lawyer for HP hearing (The Lawyer)
Silicon Valley’s legendary technology lawyer Larry Sonsini, name partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has hired one of the country’s leading white collar crime lawyers as he comes under fire for his role in the Hewlett Packard (HP) leaks scandal...
State Attorney requests rehearing for Ciambrone (Bradenton Herald)
The State Attorney's Office has requested a rehearing in the case of a woman convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her 7-year-old adopted son.
California attorney general sues carmakers (Belleville News-Democrat)
California's attorney general on Wednesday sued the six largest U.S. and Japanese automakers, including GM, Ford and Toyota, for damages related to greenhouse gas emissions.
Service-safety director will not be charged in cell phone probe, says attorney general (News Journal)
BUCYRUS -- There is insufficient evidence to pursue charges against the city's service-safety director and mayor in an investigation centering around a cell phone, the Ohio Attorney General has decided.
Attorney General backs phone-tap evidence (ITV.com)
Britain has moved a step closer to allowing phone-tap evidence in court after the Attorney General said it would be a "key tool" in the fight against terrorism.
State attorney general files suit against automakers (Oakland Tribune)
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued the six biggest U.S. and Japanese automakers Wednesday, claiming their cars' greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming that harms the state.
Attorney calls comments ‘misleading’ (Odessa American)
An El Paso attorney who represented Odessan Scott Stanford in a recent lawsuit against the City of Odessa claims City Manager Richard Morton and City Attorney Larry Long made “misleading” comments about the settlement.
Lawyer Ron Tops Eight-Horse Super Derby Field (BloodHorse)
Lawyer Ron, whose only defeat in his last eight starts came in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was installed the 8-5 morning line favorite when eight 3-year-olds were entered for Saturday's $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs.
Greenwich Lawyer Gets Three Years for Fraud (WCBS 880 New York)
Authorities say Greenwich lawyer was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for defrauding his clients and investors of about $1.5 million.
Local attorney to speak at Constitution Day (The Huntsville Times)
Huntsville attorney Michael Fees is the keynote speaker Friday as Athens State University celebrates Constitution Day.
Killer dad suing his ex-lawyer: Says his original counsel violated attorney-client privilege (Patriot Ledger)
First, Daniel Holland was convicted of murdering his estranged wife. Now, the former Quincy resident is seeking civil damages from the Boston attorney he paid $50,000 to defend him.
NEW: Controversial gun maker's operation shut down by attorney general (Inside Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO - The state attorney general's office has ordered Jimenez Arms, the maker of inexpensive semiautomatic handguns, to stop making guns after several models repeatedly failed safety tests.
Records Show Doyle Lawyer Lobbied Board Members Before Vote (Channel 3000)
Records show a lawyer for Gov. Jim Doyle lobbied three Democratic members of the state Election Board before they voted to sanction his gubernatorial campaign opponent, Mark Green.
Attorney says Regola knew gun was missing on night of shooting (phillyburbs.com)
PITTSBURGH - State Sen. Robert Regola knew his gun was missing the night before a teenage neighbor was found shot to death next to it, but the lawmaker and his family never thought to call police to report it missing, the senator's attorney said Wednesday.
Three Indonesian Christians executed over Muslim killings: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Asia News)
PALU (AFP) - Three Indonesian Christians who were on death row for inciting violence against Muslims in 2000 have been executed by firing squad, their lawyer told AFP.
Three Indonesian Christians executed over Muslim killings: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Roy Rening (C), lawyer of the three Christians executed for inciting violence against Muslims six years ago, talks to journalists outside the central jail in Palu, Central Sulawesi.
Rwanda: ICTR Accepts the Resignation of a Lawyer Accused of Genocide (AllAfrica.com)
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has accepted the resignation of Callixte Gakwaya, a Rwandan lawyer accused of having participated in the 1994 genocide, the new spokesman of the ICTR, Mr Everard O'Donnell announced on Monday.
State Attorney General Files Suit Against Automakers (RedNova)
By Josh Richman, STAFF WRITER California Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued the six biggest U.S. and Japanese automakers Wednesday, claiming their cars' greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming that harms the state. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.
Three Indonesian Christians executed over Muslim killings: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Three Indonesian Christians who were on death row for inciting violence against Muslims in 2000 have been executed, their lawyer said, as security forces braced for potential religious unrest.
Judge slams attorney general over leak of plea deal (WIS News 10 Columbia)
"Despicable" and "devoid of any consideration for the victims." That's how a Rhode Island judge describes the state attorney general's office, after word of a plea deal leaked out in a tragic nightclub fire.
French trawler possibly pulled down by Dutch sub: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
New evidence suggests a French trawler that sank with its five-man crew off the English coast in 2004 may have been pulled down by a Dutch submarine, a lawyer for the sailors' families said.
Judge slams attorney general over leak of plea deal (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
WARWICK, R.I. "Despicable" and "devoid of any consideration for the victims." That's how a Rhode Island judge describes the state attorney general's office, after...
Chanthakoummane gets new attorney (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Bonham attorney who has represented several defendants in capital murder cases, including one of the three people accused in the Truett Street homicides, has been assigned to represent Kosoul Chanthakoummane for the capital murder of Sarah Anne Walker.
Chanthakoummane gets new attorney (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Bonham attorney who has represented several defendants in capital murder cases, including one of the three people accused in the Truett Street homicides, has been assigned to represent Kosoul Chanthakoummane for the capital murder of Sarah Anne Walker.
Lynch says he opposes pleas; lawyer says prosecutor proposed deal (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch on Thursday maintained he opposes a plea deal in which nightclub owners Jeffrey and Michael Derderian will avoid pleading guilty to charges in a 2003 fire that killed 100 people, though their lawyer says his office proposed the terms.
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.
French trawler possibly pulled down by Dutch submarine: lawyer (Channel NewsAsia)
BREST, France : New evidence suggests a French trawler that sank with its five-man crew off the English coast in 2004 may have been pulled down by a Dutch submarine, a lawyer for the sailors' families said.
FRENCH TRAWLER POSSIBLY PULLED DOWN BY DUTCH SUB: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
BREST, France, Sept 21, 2006 (AFP) - New evidence suggests a French trawler that sank with its five-man crew off the English coast in 2004 may have been pulled down by a Dutch submarine, a lawyer for the sailors' families said on Thursday.
Aspiring lawyer can't get extra help for bar exam because of ADD (Detroit Free Press)
A man with attention deficit disorder who failed the state bar exam three times should not be given accommodations beyond those already offered in his attempt to become a lawyer, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled.
Lawyer Ron the one to beat in Super Derby (Sports Illustrated)
Lawyer Ron is back on track, and ready to take on a formidable field in Saturday's $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.
Apply Online for GS-15 Attorney-Advisor Position in the Office of the Copyright Royalty Judges (U.S. Copyright Office)
The Copyright Royalty Board has asked the Copyright Office to advise subscribers to NewsNet that a job opening for a GS-15 attorney-advisor exists in the office of the Copyright Royalty Judges in the Library of Congress.
Lynch says he opposes pleas; lawyer says prosecutor proposed deal (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch on Thursday maintained he opposes a plea deal in which nightclub owners Jeffrey and Michael Derderian will avoid pleading guilty to charges in a 2003 fire that killed 100 people, though their lawyer says his office proposed the terms.
Lawyer says Taylor campaign in debt (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's Democratic primary victory left his campaign in debt, forcing him to raise money to pay off old bills while also trying to unseat a well-funded Gov. Sonny Perdue. The news from Taylor's campaign lawyer — and confirmed later by his campaign spokesman — came out Thursday a few hours before a new poll showing that Taylor heads into the final 6 1/2 weeks of the campaign 20
Afghan attorney general vows to fight corruption relentlessly (People's Daily)
Afghan Attorney General Abdul Jabbar Sabit on Thursday vowed to combat corruption in the government.
Former Valley Attorney Rejects Plea Deal (KFSN-TV Fresno)
A well known former local attorney has rejected a plea offer involving felony charges against him.
DPP backs attorney's call to admit phone-tap evidence in court (Guardian Unlimited)
The director of public prosecutions, Ken Macdonald, yesterday backed a call by the attorney general for the removal of the ban on using phone-tap evidence in court.
Man Indicted in Attorney's Shooting Death (WLBT 3)
A Claiborne County grand jury has indicted the man accused of shooting a Port Gibson attorney and injuring a county employee. Carl Brandon is charged with murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, and aggravated assault. He has been in the county jail since March.
Former Foster Mom's Attorney: 'She Just Wants To Be Heard' (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Liz Carroll's defense attorney said many people have already convicted the former foster mother in the death of Marcus Fiesel without knowing all of the facts in the case.
Rhode Island: Judge Chastises Attorney General Over Leak (New York Times)
A Superior Court judge chastised the state?s attorney general, saying his office had leaked to the press a letter telling relatives of 100 people killed in a nightclub fire that the club owners would plead no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges and that one would not face jail time. The judge, Francis J. Darigan Jr., said the leak was ?unethical? and ?reprehensible.? Judge Darigan said
Potential payday for Sask. lawyer from residential school deal irks some (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Saskatchewan's best-known lawyer, Tony Merchant, is a wealthy man and he's about to become even wealthier.
Lawyer: Ex-worker source of complaint (Danville Register Bee)
DANVILLE - The lawyer for a Dry Fork couple facing assault and battery charges relating to children who attended their Franklin Turnpike day care says a disgruntled employee was the source of complaints that fueled the investigation.
Brosnahan: Don't Blame HP Chair, She's Not a Lawyer (Law.com)
Don't blame Hewlett-Packard Chairman Patricia Dunn, her new lawyer said Wednesday, for the convulsions the company's board have suffered in the wake of its troubled investigation of boardroom leaks.
Westborough hires attorney (The MetroWest Daily News)
WESTBOROUGH -- Selectmen chose a lawyer from Boston to be the new town attorney. Gregory B. Franks, the only finalist announced by a search committee that examined 24 resumes for the new position, was selected by a 4-0 vote. Selectman Leigh Emery was absent.
Attorney seeking medical information (North Platte Telegraph)
The attorney for murder suspect John C. Epting Sr. is seeking medical information pertaining to victim Michelle D. Masters-Bernt. Attorney Robert Lindemeier filed the motion Wednesday. Epting is scheduled to go on trial Oct. 17 for second-degree murder in connection with the death of Masters-Bernt.
Celona's activities worried lawyer (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE -- A lawyer for Roger Williams Medical Center yesterday testified that he was never told that Sen. John A. Celona would look after the hospital's legislative interests while working as a consultant for the hospital.
Lawyer: Fieger owes $350K (Detroit News)
Southfield lawyer Geoffrey Fieger, who has made tens of millions of dollars in legal fees, does not pay his own legal bills, a lawyer has alleged in federal appeals court.
Madison County appoints attorney (Montana Standard)
VIRGINIA CITY — Madison County commissioners appointed a former prosecutor and assistant state attorney general as the new county attorney. Commissioners unanimously voted to make Chris Christensen the new county attorney.
Brosnahan: Don't Blame HP Chair, She's Not a Lawyer (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Don't blame Hewlett-Packard's chairwoman, Patricia Dunn, her lawyer said Wednesday, for the convulsions the company's board has suffered in the wake of its troubled investigation of boardroom leaks.
Judge in Rhode Island nightclub fire case rips attorney general over plea leak (Miami Herald)
Judge blasts AG (AP) -- The judge overseeing the criminal case in a deadly nightclub fire issued a stinging rebuke of Attorney General Patrick Lynch's office Thursday, saying it leaked word of plea agreements for the club's owners before victims' relatives learned of the deals.
Thai coup leaders want lawyer as prime minister (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand needs a lawyer as interim prime minister to steer political reform following a military coup, Air Chief Marshal Chalit Phukpasuka said on Friday.