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Magazine did not defame lawyer, says court (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A London-based magazine did not defame lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam in a 1995 article, about him having corrupted or attempting to corrupt the Malaysian judiciary, as the write-up was based on a Court of Appeal judgment.
BP lawyer accused of impropriety (Reuters.co.uk)
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for workers hurt in the 2005 BP BP.L Texas refinery explosion that killed 15 people has asked the judge to sanction BP for an alleged improper settlement offer, according to a court document filed on Friday.
Lawyer: Egyptian students made bad decision to go sight seeing (WOI-TV Des Moines)
OMAHA, Neb. The lawyer representing three Egyptian students who were arrested in Iowa says her clients panicked and made some bad decisions.
BP lawyer accused of impropriety (Tiscali)
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for workers hurt in the 2005 BP Texas refinery explosion that killed 15 people has asked the judge to sanction BP for an alleged improper settlement offer, according to a court document filed on Friday.
New Breed of Lawyer Gives Every Dog His Day in Court (New York Times)
"Breaking the leg of a pet isn't the same as breaking the leg of a table."
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Mortgage fraud scheme gets Greenville lawyer a prison sentence (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Columbia) September 1, 2006 - Last March, a Greenville lawyer admitted he sent false loan documents to residential mortgage lenders in the Upstate. Now Alex J. Newton has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison.
Attorney ousted by CPS Energy hits back (San Antonio Express News)
The former chief attorney for CPS Energy, fired in April because she said she was told she didn't fit in with the predominantly male executive team, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city-owned utility.
Child hurt after hit by SUV driven by State Attorney (Pensacola News Journal)
A 3-year-old boy was injured Friday morning when he ran into the path of an sport utility vehicle driven by State Attorney Bill Eddins. The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident, at about 8:40 a.m. on U.S. 90, was unavoidable and no charges will be filed.
State briefs: Bowers lawyer says medication may be an issue (Tennessean)
A defense lawyer said the traffic accident that led to a DUI charge against former state Sen. Kathryn Bowers might have been related to Bowers' prescribed medication.
Attorney seeks court change for Corsey IV (Gloucester County Times)
WOODBURY -- William Corsey IV will seek to have his retrial for murder heard in a different county, his attorney said in court on Friday. Corsey, convicted in 2002 and sentenced to 40 years in prison, has been granted a new trial on appeal.
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.
Riverside claims lawyer can't file immigration suit (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Riverside Township Council filed a motion yesterday to dismiss a lawsuit against its new immigration ordinance, contending that the lawyer for the Latino group that filed it wasn't licensed to practice in New Jersey.
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.
Man's lawyer blasts debtor's prison (Calgary Sun)
The jail term a would-be inventor who scammed investors must serve for failing to pay a $1.85-million fine amounts to a "Dickensian debtor's prison," his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney hired to help Ogden examine developer's proposals (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The Ogden City Council has hired an attorney to help it navigate through the complex proposals a Sandy developer is expected to make for the east bench of the city. Craig Hall of Salt Lake City previously advised the council in its role as the Redevelopment Agency Board, according to Bill Cook, the council's executive director.
New Albany considering hiring full-time city attorney (Louisville Courier-Journal)
New Albany has a part-time city attorney who has too much to do, some residents and City Council members say. As a result, zoning citations are piling up in the city of about 38,000 people, and some council members believe the situation has the city paying too much for contracted legal services.
SF LAWYER TO DEFEND KARR IN PORN CASE (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
John Mark Karr has hired a San Francisco attorney to represent him in his child pornography case in Sonoma County. While Karr has yet to be returned to Sonoma County from Boulder, Colo., his case is scheduled to be called in Superior Court on Tuesday for substitution of a new lawyer.
Valley Attorney to Run for New Congressional Seat (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A Valley man has stepped up to run against Representative Henry Cuellar for the newly created 28th Congressional seat. McAllen attorney, Frank Enriquez said Saturday that he's up for the challenge. Enriquez told Action 4 News he has a lot of support in the Valley, already.
Balistreri withdraws attorney during sentencing (Greater Milwaukee Today)
Anthony Balistreri is led into a courtroom by a sheriff’s deputy Friday at the Waukesha County Courthouse. Balistreri was to be sentenced Friday, but that was delayed because Balistreri withdrew his attorney. Balistreri was convicted in July of 19 felonies.
Former councilwoman, part-time judge new city attorney (Times-Standard)
A former Davis councilwoman, current part-time judge pro tem in Sacramento and senior counsel for the State Water Resources Control Board in Santa Rosa has been selected as the new Eureka city attorney.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Former city attorney gets one year for wire fraud (The State Journal-Register)
A former Springfield attorney who admitted defrauding clients of more than $130,000 he was supposed to invest for them has been sentenced to a year in federal prison, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Rodger Heaton.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Fired attorney files whistleblower suit against city utility (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
SAN ANTONIO -- The former chief attorney for CPS Energy, San Antonio's municipally owned power provider, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit that claims she was fired for tipping off city...
Fired attorney files whistleblower suit against city utility (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
SAN ANTONIO The former chief attorney for San Antonio's municipally owned power provider has filed a whistleblower lawsuit.
Fired attorney files whistleblower suit against city utility (KXAN 36 Austin)
SAN ANTONIO The former chief attorney for San Antonio's municipally owned power provider has filed a whistleblower lawsuit.
Fired attorney files whistleblower suit against city utility (ABC 7 El Paso)
SAN ANTONIO The former chief attorney for San Antonio's municipally owned power provider has filed a whistleblower lawsuit. N.
Rwandan attorney arrested over genocide (News Interactive)
TANZANIAN authorities said today they had arrested a Rwandan attorney accused by Kigali of genocide during the tiny central Africa nation's 1994 massacre.
Fired CPS Energy Attorney Files Whistleblower Lawsuit (KSAT San Antonio)
SAN ANTONIO -- The former chief attorney for CPS Energy has filed a whistleblower lawsuit that claims she was fired for tipping off city officials about illegal acts the utility was planning.
Lawyer Says He's Not Sure John Ramsey Will Ever Speak to Media Again (WTOL News 11)
BOULDER, COLORADO (AP) -- An arrest that should have brought relief to the family of JonBenet Ramsey has instead unleashed an onslaught of unwelcome attention that incensed the father of the 6-year-old who was found brutally slain a decade ago, a longtime family lawyer said Saturday.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Man indicted for impersonating female attorney (WREG-TV Memphis)
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. A Sullivan County grand jury has indicted a man for impersonating a female attorney.
Man indicted for impersonating female attorney (WREG-TV Memphis)
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. A Sullivan County grand jury has indicted a man for impersonating a female attorney.
Fired attorney files whistleblower suit against city utility (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
SAN ANTONIO The former chief attorney for San Antonio's municipally owned power provider has filed a whistleblower lawsuit.
Fired attorney files whistleblower suit 3:44 PM (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The former chief attorney for CPS Energy, San Antonio's municipally owned power provider, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit that claims she was fired for tipping off city officials about illegal acts the utility was planning.
Schering-Plough Reaches Agreement With U.S. Attorney's Office For District Of Massachusetts And U.S. Department Of (Medical News Today)
Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) has reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle the previously disclosed investigation involving the company's sales, marketing and clinical trial practices and programs. [click link for full article]
Karr hires new lawyer in child porn case (Summit Daily News)
SAN FRANCISCO - John Mark Karr, exonerated as a suspect in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, has asked a San Francisco lawyer to represent him as he awaits extradition to California to face child pornography charges.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Karr Hires New Lawyer in Child Porn Case (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
John Mark Karr has asked a San Francisco lawyer to represent him as he awaits extradition to California to face child pornography charges.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Valley Attorney to Run for New Congressional Seat (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A Valley man has stepped up to run against Representative Henry Cuellar for the newly created 28th Congressional seat. McAllen attorney, Frank Enriquez said Saturday that he's up for the challenge. Enriquez told Action 4 News he has a lot of support in the Valley, already.
Lawyer: Japan Web entrepreneur confident (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Japanese Internet entrepreneur Takafumi Horie and his defense team are confident Japan's courts will clear him of securities laws violation charges, a lawyer of the team said Sunday.
Fired attorney files whistleblower suit against city utility (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
SAN ANTONIO The former chief attorney for San Antonio's municipally owned power provider has filed a whistleblower lawsuit.
Lawyer: Japan Web Entrepreneur Confident (ABC News)
Former Japanese Internet Star Ready to Rebuff Charges, Defense Lawyer Says Ahead of Trial