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Lawyer accused of assaulting neighbor, 3 kids (Tulsa World)
GLENPOOL -- A lawyer who was censured in June after serving a one-year suspended sentence for outraging public decency was jailed again Wednesday. This time he is accused of assaulting a neighbor and three children in their home.
Attorney crosses into world of art (Jacksonville Daily Record)
Artist and attorney Tom Farrell. Attorney Tom Farrell won’t be working on any of his cases this weekend, but he will be displaying his artwork at the Riverside Arts Festival this weekend.
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...
Armjio's Lawyer Says He Will Sue Over Being Kept Off Ballot (KOAT.com)
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A lawyer for Democratic state auditor candidate Jeff Armijo said Friday that he plans to sue because his client is wrongly being kept off the general election ballot.
Attorney: Clarett competent to stand trial (Sports Illustrated)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found that he is competent to stand trial on charges he held up two people outside a bar, his attorney said Friday.
Lawyer's alleged abductor escapes from prison (CNN.com)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) -- A man charged in the videotaped kidnapping of a lawyer who was grabbed at gunpoint outside her downtown loft has escaped from prison, possibly with help, authorities said Friday.
Attorney: Clarett competent to stand trial (Fox Sports)
A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found he is competent to stand trial on robbery charges, his attorney said Friday. A judge had ordered Clarett to be examined following his Aug. 9 arrest after a highway chase and violent struggle with police, who found four loaded guns in his SUV.
Judge rules Toronto lawyer gets to see evidence against accused pedophile (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
REGINA (CP) - A Toronto lawyer will get to see the Crown's evidence against a convicted pedophile charged with the abduction and sexual assault of a Saskatchewan boy and a Manitoba teen.
Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Lawyer Pushes Tsvangirai On Poll Petition (AllAfrica.com)
LEADER of the fractured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsvangirai, has abandoned his 2002 presidential poll petition prompting President Robert Mugabe's lawyer to urge him to push on until the case is finalised.
Q&A: Lawyer who met 'Shoe Bomber' (CNN.com)
CNN's Becky Anderson interviews Peter Herbert, a British human rights lawyer who visited Richard Reid, the so-called "shoe-bomber" in a U.S. jail in 2002.
Landis attorney seeks dismissal (Velo News)
Floyd Landis's attorney Howard Jacobs said Wednesday that he intends to request the dismissal of the doping case against client based on "inconsistencies in the testing protocol and methodology" used to show that the 2006 Tour de France was positive for testosterone.
Las Vegas lawyer for Warren Jeffs more 'substance' than 'style' (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - When Warren Jeffs' brother went looking for a lawyer following the polygamist religious leader's arrest in southern Nevada, he turned to Richard Wright.
Attorney: Evaluation shows Clarett competent to stand trial (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS — A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found that he is competent to stand trial on charges he held up two people outside a bar, his attorney said today.
Attorney: Test shows Clarett's competent (OregonLive.com)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found he is competent to stand trial on robbery charges, his attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Test shows Clarett's competent (AP via Yahoo! News)
A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found he is competent to stand trial on robbery charges, his attorney said Friday.
Littlejohn Files Motion Requesting New Attorney (CBS 2 New York)
Murder suspect Darryl Littlejohn filed a court motion Friday seeking to have his attorney removed, CBS 2 has confirmed. In the motion, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Littlejohn seeks to dismiss Kenneth O'Donnell from the case, although it is unclear why he is not satisfied with the representation he has received thus far.
Attorney: Test Shows Clarett's Competent (ABC News)
Attorney: Evaluation Shows Former Ohio State Star Maurice Clarett Competent to Stand Trial
Attorney: Test Shows Clarett's Competent (Washington Post)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found he is competent to stand trial on robbery charges, his attorney said Friday.
City attorney reviewing allegations about Rocky's speech (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 3:28 PM- The Salt Lake City Council most likely will let slide an accusation that Rocky Anderson made a racial slur against a prominent Republican, but it is taking seriously allegations the mayor may have misused city resources when speaking to an anti-Bush rally. Salt Lake City Attorney Ed Rutan confirmed he is reviewing the assertions leveled by James Evans, the Salt Lake County
Las Vegas lawyer for Warren Jeffs in southern Utah (KVOA Tucson)
LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas lawyer is in southern Utah trying to recruit a local attorney to represent polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
Sask judge rules Toronto lawyer gets to see case against accused pedophile (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
REGINA (CP) - A Toronto lawyer will get to see the Crown's evidence against a convicted pedophile charged with the abduction and sexual assault of a Saskatchewan boy and a Manitoba teen.
Attorney: Test shows Clarett competent (AP via Yahoo! News)
A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found he is competent to stand trial on robbery charges, his attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Test Shows Clarett Competent (ABC News)
Attorney: Evaluation Shows Former Ohio State Star Maurice Clarett Competent to Stand Trial
Put A Power Of Attorney In Your Estate (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)
Your estate plan probably includes a will and life insurance. You may even have health care directives. But you might not have a power of attorney. Such a document can be vital.
Las Vegas lawyer for Warren Jeffs in southern Utah (KTVK Phoenix)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas lawyer is in southern Utah trying to recruit a local attorney to represent polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. Jeffs is the 50-year-old leader of the Utah and Arizona-based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
DJ Lawyer: Burger Chains Face Calif Test On Cancer Warnings (CattleNetwork.com)
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--More restaurants in California could be sued if a court rules Burger King Holdings Inc. (BKC) and CKE Restaurants Inc. (CKR) failed to warn consumers that flame-broiled hamburgers pose a cancer risk, a lawyer for the plaintiff said.
James deAnda, 81, Lawyer in Case for Hispanic Jurors, Dies (New York Times)
James deAnda was a retired federal judge who as a lawyer in the early 1950?s had a leading role in a Supreme Court decision that prohibited courts from keeping Mexican-Americans off juries.
N.H. Attorney General Will Not Hold Probe Of Littleton Officials (The Caledonian-Record)
LITTLETON NEW HAMPSHIRE The state Attorney General's Office has indicated it will not conduct an investigation into alleged violations of municipal budget law by town officials or other claims made by local political group Littleton Citizens for Growth with Common Sense.
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.
Texas attorney general warns lawsuit threatens state open meetings law (Houston Chronicle)
The Texas Open Meetings Act is under assault in federal court, Attorney General Greg Abbott warned Friday, but he vowed to fight for the public's right to know what its government is doing.
Jeffs' lawyer 'all substance, no style' (Arizona Daily Star)
LAS VEGAS — When Warren Jeffs' brother went looking for a lawyer following the polygamist religious leader's arrest in southern Nevada, he turned to Richard Wright.
Judge rules subpoenas stand for State Attorney employees (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
BUNNELL -- A circuit judge ruled Wednesday that two employees of State Attorney John Tanner's office can appear before the Duval County grand jury investigating inmate abuse at the Flagler County Jail, but said the jury's questions must pertain to the jail case only.
Menendez hits U.S. attorney over subpoenas (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie's decision to subpoena records of a lease deal involving Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) thrust questions of ethics and political corruption to the center of the election battle for his seat and prompted a furious Democratic counterattack.
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.
Attorney: Test shows Clarett competent (AP via Yahoo! News)
A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found he is competent to stand trial on robbery charges, his attorney said Friday.
Suspension urged for lawyer accused of illegal drug use (The Des Moines Register)
A Waterloo lawyer is facing a possible 15-month suspension of his law license after being accused of illegal drug use, mishandling of client funds,...
Attorney: Test shows Clarett competent (OregonLive.com)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mental health evaluation of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett found he is competent to stand trial on robbery charges, his attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Test Shows Clarett Competent (ABC News)
Attorney: Evaluation Shows Former Ohio State Star Maurice Clarett Competent to Stand Trial
Landis lawyer to appeal USADA over 'inconsistencies' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Floyd Landis has called on the United States Anti-Doping Agency to drop a doping investigation into the Tour de France winner because of inconsistencies in testing procedures.
Court upholds prosecuting attorney's opinion in rape case (Coshocton Tribune)
COSHOCTON - A West Lafayette man could be returning to prison. The 5th District Court of Appeals agreed with Coshocton County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Batchelor that William Cunningham, 41, of 4031¼2 Kirk St., West Lafayette, had to serve more of his sentence.
Court upholds prosecuting attorney's opinion in rape case (CentralOhio.com)
COSHOCTON - A West Lafayette man could be returning to prison. The 5th District Court of Appeals agreed with Coshocton County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Batchelor that William Cunningham, 41, of 4031¼2 Kirk St., West Lafayette, had to serve more of his sentence.
Chancey named chief of state's attorney's criminal division (The News Sun)
Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller Friday announced a staff re-organization, which was initially set in motion by the appointment of George Strickland as an Associate Judge.
Landis lawyer to appeal USADA over 'inconsistencies' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Floyd Landis has called on the United States Anti-Doping Agency to drop a doping investigation into the Tour de France winner because of inconsistencies in testing procedures.
Landis' lawyer wants USADA to drop case (Fox Sports)
Floyd Landis' lawyer wants U.S. doping authorities to drop their case against the Tour de France winner, contending there were "inconsistencies" in the way the drug tests were handled. Attorney Howard Jacobs said he plans to submit a formal request Monday to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that it dismiss evidence showing the cyclist tested positive for testosterone after capturing the sport's
Attorney demands return of papers seized from polygamist leader (Las Vegas Sun)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is demanding the return of personal papers seized from the fugitive's vehicle in a traffic stop near Las Vegas.
Escaped Man Charged in Lawyer's Kidnapping Found Hiding in Closet (FOX6 WBRC-TV Birmingham)
An escaped prisoner accused in the videotaped kidnapping of a lawyer who was grabbed at gunpoint outside her loft was captured Saturday after authorities acting on a tip swarmed an apartment where he was discovered hiding in a closet.
Attorney general declines to investigate Littleton budget dispute (WCAX 3)
LITTLETON, N.H. -- The attorney general's office has declined to investigate whether town officials violated municipal budget law after closing the town's historic opera house.
Landis' lawyer wants doping case dropped (AP via Yahoo! News)
Floyd Landis' lawyer wants U.S. doping authorities to drop their case against the Tour de France winner, contending there were "inconsistencies" in the way the drug tests were handled.
Landis' Lawyer Wants Doping Case Dropped (ABC News)
Landis' Lawyer Wants U.S. Doping Authorities to Drop Case, Citing 'Inconsistencies' in Tests
Landis's lawyer asks anti-doping agency to drop case (CBC)
The lawyer for disgraced Tour de France winner Floyd Landis says the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency should drop its case against his client, citing "inconsistencies" in the drug testing procedures.