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Noe attorney asks for probation, sees no victim (The Toledo Blade)
Tom Noe hurt no one when he skirted federal campaign laws and illegally poured money into President Bush’s re-election, and a federal judge should consider giving him probation, his Toledo attorney said today. In a memorandum to U.S.
Clara Harris says lawyer was bad, wants new trial (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Her new lawyer says the old lawyer should not have tried to convince jurors that she did not kill her husband.
Livedoor man 'framed' says lawyer (BBC News)
Former Japanese internet boss Takafumi Horie is being framed by prosecutors, his lawyer says.
Teenagers deny lawyer murder (BBC News)
Two teenagers appear in court and deny murdering City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce.
Lawyer: Sprewell won't face charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
Latrell Sprewell won't face charges stemming from a woman's accusations that he choked her as they had sex on his boat, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Sprewell Won't Face Charges (ABC News)
Latrell Sprewell's Lawyer Says the Former NBA Star Won't Face Sexual Assault 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.
Calif. Attorney General to Probe HP for Internal Tactics (Fox News)
After the revelation that HP may have sought phone records and used private investigators in an internal investigation, California's attorney general is probing the tactics used.
Teenagers deny murdering City lawyer (Times Online)
Two teenagers denied murdering a City lawyer during a brief appearance at the Old Bailey today. But one, aged 18, admitted he had robbed Tom ap Rhys Pryce, a litigation solicitor with Linklaters.
City attorney throws out Oak to Ninth petition (Oakland Tribune)
OAKLAND — City Attorney John Russo on Wednesday tossed out a petition drive aimed at stopping the massive Oak to Ninth development, concluding the argument was fatally flawed.
Lawyer wants no jail time for Noe (The Cincinnati Post)
TOLEDO - A Republican fund raiser who admitted to illegally donating $45,000 to President Bush's re-election campaign should be sentenced to community service instead of prison time, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Rush to discuss death row ruling review with lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Indonesian lawyer for the Bali nine drug smuggler Scott Rush says he will meet his client today to discuss the possibility of applying for a judicial review.
Lawyer says soldier wrongly charged in ‘mercy killing’ (Army Times)
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A U.S. soldier accused of murder in Iraq was following orders when he shot and killed an already brain dead Iraqi insurgent in “a mercy killing,” a defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney deciding next step in black-excluded death sentence (The Daily Comet)
The attorney for a black man sentenced to die by an all-white jury in Jefferson Parish says he will probably ask the Louisiana Supreme Court to reconsider its 4-3 ruling that race had no part in the prosecutor's decisions involving black potential jurors.
Attorney deciding next step in black-excluded death sentence (The Houma Courier)
NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for a black man sentenced to die by an all-white jury in Jefferson Parish says he will probably ask the Louisiana Supreme Court to reconsider its 4-3 ruling that race had no part in the prosecutor's decisions involving black potential jurors.
Attorney deciding next step in black-excluded death sentence (KPLC)
NEW ORLEANS The attorney for a black man sentenced to die by an all-white jury in Jefferson Parish says he will probably ask the Louisiana Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that race did not play any part in decisions to strike black jurors.
Attorney General Warns Alabamians To Be Wary Of Lottery Scams (NBC 13 Birmingham)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Attorney General Troy King warned consumers Thursday about international lottery scams being circulated in Alabama's Wiregrass region. At least two people in the Kinsey community have been contacted.
Attorney says Dayton agrees to settle with fired officer (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
DAYTON, Ohio -- The City Commission has agreed to pay a former police major about $1.2 million to settle her lawsuit accusing the city of firing her for racial reasons, an attorney for...
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox: Ken Gourlay Faces 20 Additional Felony Counts for Sexually Exploiting Another Young (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox announced today that Ken Gourlay of Detroit, the Michigan man identified by alleged victim Justin Berry in testimony before the United States House of Representatives' subcommittee investigating the sexual exploitation of children over the Internet in Washington, D.C., this past April, was charged with 20 additional felony counts resulting from Attorney General Cox's
Attorney given breathalyzer ordered into rehab (KVBC Las Vegas)
Las Vegas attorney Joseph Caramagno was scheduled to appear in court Thursday on charges that he showed up for a previous court hearing while intoxicated. But for now, his day in court is on hold.
Auditor candidate's lawyer says he'll sue (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SANTA FE A lawyer for Democratic state auditor candidate Jeff Armijo says Armijo is wrongly being kept off the general election ballot and he plans to...
Fallbrook murder suspect gets new attorney at closed hearing (North County Times)
VISTA -- At a closed-door hearing that lasted almost two hours Wednesday morning, a new attorney was appointed to represent a Fallbrook man suspected of murdering his mother-in-law and her 16-year-old daughter at their home, attorneys in the case said.
California Attorney General: Prosecution Likely In HP Scandal (NBC 11 Bay Area)
California's attorney general said Thursday that Hewlett Packard Co.'s investigation of its own board members violated two California laws related to identity theft and illegal access to computer records.
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.
Calif. Attorney General: HP Data-Mining Broke Law (CBS 5 Bay Area)
California's attorney general said Thursday that Hewlett Packard Co.'s investigation of its own board members violated two California laws related to identity theft and illegal access to computer records. Fallout From HP Data-Mining Scandal Data-Mining: How It's Done HP Stock Data & Company News
City Attorney: Zoo Has Limited Liability (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - If an exotic animal were to escape from Lowry Park Zoo, the city would have limited liability, the city attorney told City Council this morning.
Successful Attorney Facing Charges (KOLO)
A Reno attorney, known for winning huge cases against multi-billion-dollar companies, is now facing criminal charges of his own. Kevin Mirch was arrested Tuesday and is facing insurance fraud charges, which stem from a defamation lawsuit he once filed.
N.J. Lawyer Licensing Fees Are Among the Lowest in Nation (Law.com)
New Jersey is a cheap place to register as a lawyer and will likely stay that way, even if a Supreme Court panel urges a fee hike as it hinted last year.
Attorney general's office corrects county board on use of public safety tax funds (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - The Macon County Board improperly used public safety tax funds, according to an opinion from the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Lawyer set to go to trial on felony perjury charges (The Youngstown Vindicator)
Sturgeon could face up to five years in prison on each perjury count. COLUMBUS — A Boardman lawyer charged with lying to state disciplinary counsel investigators concerning his alleged sexual misconduct involving former clients faces a criminal trial Oct. 16.
California attorney general says prosecution likely in HP scandal (Sydney Morning Herald)
While state Attorney General Bill Lockyer has determined Hewlett-Packard Co.'s clandestine investigation of its own board members violated the law, he says it's still unclear whether anyone will be prosecuted. -
Jeffs lawyer-shopping (Deseret Morning News)
Captured polygamist leader Warren Jeffs may soon have a new lawyer.
N.J. Lawyer Licensing Fees Are Among the Lowest in Nation (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New Jersey is a cheap place to register as a lawyer and will likely stay that way, even if a Supreme Court panel urges a fee hike as it hinted last year. Annual licensing fees have remained at $182 for the past three years for lawyers with three or more years of experience.
Lawyer accused of helping jailed dealer buy Wellington home (Sun-Sentinel)
A well-known and respected criminal defense lawyer is facing federal charges for allegedly helping a client and convicted drug dealer buy cashier's checks -- and avoid federal currency reporting requirements -- to purchase a home in the Olympia community in Wellington.
Reporter jailed in China appeals spying conviction: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for jailed Hong Kong reporter Ching Cheong has said he has appealed his client's five-year prison sentence in China for espionage.
Attorney out in McKinney slaying case (Dallas Morning News)
The court-appointed attorney for a 25-year-old man accused of stabbing a McKinney real estate professional 27 times was removed from the case Thursday.
Attorney general: Charges likely over HP snooping (Corvallis Gazette Times)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said Thursday that his office is likely to file criminal charges in the phone-record snooping scandal that has rocked Hewlett-Packard and its boardroom.
Noe has suffered enough, defense attorney tells court (The Plain Dealer)
Republican fund-raiser Tom Noe deserves leniency, not punishment, for doling out $45,400 in illegal campaign contributions to President Bush's campaign coffers, Noe's attorney says.
Defense blasts media, Internet in murder case: Attorney argues suspected killer will not get a fair trial in county (King County Journal)
A defense attorney for Conner Schierman on Thursday unsuccessfully argued his client can't get a fair trial in King County for the murders of four members of a Kirkland family because of sensational reporting in the media and on the Internet.
Lawyer says Sprewell won't face charges (Contra Costa Times)
Former Warriors star Latrell Sprewell won't face charges stemming from a woman's accusations that he choked her as they had sex on his boat, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: There Will Not Be A Court Hearing Next Week For Suspected Killer (WCSH 6 Portland)
The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Newry innkeeper, an inn guest and two others says there will be no bail hearing next week.
HP's investigation broke state laws, attorney general says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Crimes were committed after Hewlett-Packard hired private investigators to obtain the phone records of its own board members as part of a probe into press leaks. It's just not clear who committed those crimes. So declares California Attorney General...
Gov’t ‘forum-shopping’ on Piatco case, says solon’s lawyer (INQ7.net)
SAYING government was “forum-shopping,” the lawyer of Ilocos Sur Representative Salacnib Baterina has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss government’s petition seeking the reversal of a Court of Appeals ruling stopping the payment of three billion pesos to the Philippine International Air Terminals Co (PiatCo).
California attorney general says prosecution likely in HP scandal (Boston Herald)
SAN FRANCISCO - While state Attorney General Bill Lockyer has determined Hewlett-Packard Co.'s clandestine investigation of its own board members violated the law, he says it's still unclear...
Attorney files motions against King (Southern Illinoisan)
Union County State's Attorney Allen James on Thursday filed two motions asking Judge Ronald Eckiss to reconsider a decision he made on Aug. 11 that ruled Jason Kyle King unfit to stand trial on 13 charges of reckless homicide and aggravated DUI that resulted in death.
California attorney general says prosecution likely in HP scandal (KESQ)
SAN FRANCISCO State Attorney General Bill Lockyer says an investigation conducted by Hewlett-Packard of its own board members violated the law, but he's not sure if he'll prosecute anyone.
Calif. Attorney General: HP's Internal Probe Illegal (Fox News)
According to state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, Hewlett-Packard's investigation of its own board members violated state law.
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.
Attorney out in McKinney slaying case (Dallas Morning News)
The court-appointed attorney for a 25-year-old man accused of stabbing a McKinney real estate professional 27 times was removed from the case Thursday.
Reporter jailed in China appeals spying conviction: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for jailed Hong Kong reporter Ching Cheong said he had appealed his client's five-year prison sentence in China for espionage.