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Lawyer: Plane Transponder Was Working (ABC News)
Lawyer for U.S. Pilots in Brazil Plane Crash Says Transponder Was Working at Time of Collision
Lawyer quits as Anna Nicole Smith's counsel, concerned about her conduct (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ATLANTA (AP) - Anna Nicole Smith's lead lawyer in the Bahamas said Wednesday he has withdrawn as counsel for the reality TV star, citing disagreements on matters of strategy and concerns about her conduct.
Attorney quits as Anna Nicole Smith's counsel (KHQ Spokane)
ATLANTA Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that...
Lawyer in BP case ordered to turn over evidence (Houston Chronicle)
Suggesting that the criminal probe into BP is gaining momentum, federal prosecutors this week issued a wide-ranging subpoena to a lawyer representing a woman whose parents died in the 2005 blast at the company's Texas City refinery, the lawyer said today.
Attorney questions counties’ Web site interest deal (The Des Moines Register)
Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes on Wednesday questioned the legality of an arrangement by 89 county treasurers to keep control of interest money...
Anna Nicole Smith's Lead Attorney Quits (CBS 2 New York)
Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas said Wednesday he has withdrawn as counsel for the reality TV star, citing disagreements on matters of strategy and concerns about her conduct. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Lawyer for American pilots in Brazil disaster deny transponder off (Fox21)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A lawyer for the two Americans pilots of an executive jet that collided with a Boeing 737 in Brazil says the smaller plane's transponder was on and working at the time of the accident.
Attorney General Investigating Police Shooting (WLBZ Bangor)
The Attorney General's office is investigating a shooting involving a police officer in South Portland tonight.
Attorney General Investigating Police Shooting (WCSH 6 Portland)
The Attorney General's office is investigating a shooting involving a police officer in South Portland Wednesday night.
San Diego to pay pension system's former lawyer 75,000 (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - The city of San Diego will pay nearly 75,000 to the pension system's former lawyer to settle a lawsuit that City Attorney Michael Aguirre filed against her, it was reported today.
Attorney quits as Anna Nicole Smith's counsel (KTVO-TV Kirksville)
ATLANTA Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold.
Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney quits (AP via Yahoo! News)
Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas said Wednesday he has withdrawn as counsel for the reality TV star, citing disagreements on matters of strategy and concerns about her conduct.
Anna Nicole Smith's Lead Attorney Quits (ABC News)
Anna Nicole Smith's Attorney Quits, Citing Concerns About Her Conduct, Strategy Disagreements
Frenchwoman confesses in S. Korean dead baby case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Frenchwoman at the centre of police inquiries into the discovery of two dead babies in her home in South Korea has admitted to being their mother, her lawyer has said.
Frenchwoman confesses in S. Korean dead baby case: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Marc Morin, lawyer for the Courjault couple answers journalists' questions as he leaves police headquarter in Tours, central France, where is clients are being held in custody.
Allegations About Attorney's Conduct Result in New Chance to Vacate Plea (Law.com)
A New York City bodega worker who was denied a public defender even though his attorney did not inform him of a potential conflict of interest, repeatedly failed to appear in court and suggested he "wasn't going to do a very good job at trial" has been given a second chance to argue a motion to vacate his guilty plea on a charge of possession of crack cocaine.
Candidates cry foul in attorney race (Deseret Morning News)
Salt Lake County Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers at each other, crying foul over financial disclosure reports in the district attorney race.
Allegations About Attorney's Conduct Result in New Chance to Vacate Plea (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York City bodega worker who was denied a public defender even though his attorney didn't tell him about a potential conflict of interest, repeatedly failed to appear in court and suggested he "wasn't going to do a very good job at trial" has been given a second chance to argue a motion to vacate his guilty plea on a charge of possession of crack cocaine.
Lawlor's Lawyer Asks: Where Were City Cops? (Hartford Courant)
The lawyer for embattled Hartford police Officer Robert Lawlor sent a letter to the police chief Wednesday asking why the department made no plans to protect Lawlor during a court appearance at which the officer was confronted by angry family members of the teenager he is accused of unjustifiably shooting to death.
Attorney General Greg Stumbo Announces Arrests Of Child Sexual Predators in Cyber Sting Operation (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) - Attorney General Greg Stumbo today held a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda to announce a sting operation that resulted in the arrest of seven sexual predators from across the state.
Frenchwoman confesses in S. Korean dead baby case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Frenchwoman at the centre of police inquiries into the discovery of two dead babies in her home in South Korea has admitted to being their mother, her lawyer has said.
Judge to rule on Westboro lawyer (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - A hearing was held on whether a recently appointed lawyer may assume the role of town counsel, and the question was taken under advisement by a Worcester Superior Court judge yesterday.
County Attorney Thomas proposes anti-gang task force (The Arizona Republic)
Responding to an increase in street-gang activity in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas on Wednesday invited Valley law enforcement agencies to pool resources and intelligence and create a Valley-wide gang task force.
Lawyer: FBI is probing business (Orlando Sentinel)
Condo converter Main Street USA, which is in Chapter 11, is cooperating with the agency. The FBI is investigating Main Street USA, the Kissimmee real estate company that filed for bankruptcy protection late last month, a lawyer said Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Orlando.
FRENCHWOMAN ADMITS SHE KILLED BABIES FOUND IN S. KOREA FREEZER: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, Oct 12, 2006 (AFP) - A Frenchwoman wanted in South Korea on possible infanticide charges after the bodies of her two babies were found in a freezer in her home there has admitted she killed the children, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer for American pilots in Brazil disaster deny transponder off (KTRE-TV East Texas)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A lawyer for the two Americans pilots of an executive jet that collided with a Boeing 737 in Brazil says the smaller plane's transponder was on and working at the time of the accident.
Attorney General Race - Complaint (FOX 10 Phoenix)
PHOENIX (AP) -- The executive director of the Arizona Clean Election Commission says attorney general candidate Bill Montgomery appears to have broken campaign finance laws.
Anna Nicole's Lead Attorney Calls It Quits (AccessHollywood)
NASSAU, Bahamas (October 11, 2006) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas said Wednesday he has withdrawn as counsel for the reality TV star, citing disagreements on matters of strategy and concerns about her conduct. Michael Scott said he was unsettled by Smith's decision to exchange vows...
Attorney blames nakedness on looniness (BG News)
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - The attorney for a city prosecutor charged with public indecency blames his behavior on mental illness. Scott Blauvelt, 35, who was charged with two counts of public indecency after allegedly seen on security cameras walking around naked, was seriously injured in a 2005 car accident.
Lawyer: Duncan Will Admit to 4 Slayings (ABC News)
AP Newsbreak: Lawyer Says Man Accused of Idaho Slayings Will Admit to 4 Killings
Frenchwoman admits she killed babies found in S. Korea freezer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Frenchwoman wanted in South Korea on possible infanticide charges after the bodies of her two babies were found in a freezer in her home there has admitted she killed the children, her lawyer said.
Woman indicted in death of Austin lawyer (Houston Chronicle)
Austin criminal defense lawyer Jeff Wilson, 32, suffered massive head injuries when he was struck in an intersection July 3 and died of his injuries eight days later.
Lawyer: Gov't workers got fake diplomas (AP via Yahoo! News)
At least 135 federal employees, including a White House staff member and National Security Agency employees, bought bogus online college degrees from a diploma mill, a lawyer in the case against the mill operators said.
Attorney General Greg Stumbo Announces Arrests Of Child Sexual Predators in Cyber Sting Operation (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) - Attorney General Greg Stumbo today held a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda to announce a sting operation that resulted in the arrest of seven sexual predators from across the state.
Lawyer: Gov't Workers Got Fake Diplomas (San Francisco Chronicle)
At least 135 federal employees, including a White House staff member and National Security Agency employees, bought bogus online college degrees from a diploma mill, a lawyer in the case against the mill operators said. Some of those who paid thousands...
Microsoft attorneys allege unethical conduct by attorney (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES (AP) --- Attorneys for Microsoft Corp. want a Des Moines attorney removed from a class-action antitrust case in Iowa for unethical behavior.
7,726 Signatures Needed to Recall Sparks Attorney (KTVN Reno)
(AP) -- The Nevada attorney general's office says organizers of a recall against Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams will need to collect seven-thousand-726 signatures to force a recall election.
Frenchwoman admits killing babies found in S. Korea freezer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Frenchwoman wanted in South Korea on possible infanticide charges has admitted killing two babies whose bodies were found in a freezer in her home in the country's capital Seoul, her lawyer said.
Cassidy's Lawyer Says Rapper's 'On The Road To Recovery' After Crash (MTV Music Television)
The driver of the truck that hit Cassidy's SUV was issued a summons for making an improper turn. Over the weekend, the Philadelphia MC's condition was updated from critical to stable and he regained consciousness Monday, his lawyer said.
China arrests dissident lawyer for subversion (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
China has arrested outspoken human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on charges of inciting subversion, his lawyer said on Thursday, extending a government campaign to curb activists challenging its authority.
Recallers need 7,726 Signatures to Recall Sparks Attorney (News 4 Reno)
The Nevada attorney general's office says organizers of a recall against Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams will need to collect 7,726 signatures to force a recall election.
Lawyer says new Field allegation false (Stuff)
A claim that Labour MP Taito Phillip Field refused to help a man with an immigration problem because he was not paid was untrue, his lawyer says.
Attorney targets death penalty law in bid to block execution (The Daily Comet)
An attorney for death row inmate Larry Hutcherson challenged Alabama's death penalty law Thursday in a federal complaint that seeks to block his scheduled Oct. 26 execution, a move that a prosecutor viewed as a delaying tactic.
Attorney targets death penalty law in bid to block execution (al.com)
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for death row inmate Larry Hutcherson challenged Alabama's death penalty law Thursday in a federal complaint that seeks to block his scheduled Oct. 26 execution, a move that a prosecutor viewed as a delaying tactic.
Attorney targets death penalty law in bid to block execution (WTVM 9)
MOBILE, Ala. An attorney for death row inmate Larry Hutcherson challenged Alabama's death penalty law today in a federal complaint that seeks to block his scheduled October 26th execution, a move that a prosecutor viewed as a delaying tactic.
Attorney targets death penalty law in bid to block execution (FOX 10 Mobile)
MOBILE, Ala. An attorney for death row inmate Larry Hutcherson challenged Alabama's death penalty law today in a federal complaint that seeks to block his scheduled...
Attorney general candidates debate in Green Bay (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
The two candidates for attorney general faced off in front of about 50 members of the Brown County Bar Association today over the noonhour.
Attorney targets death penalty law in bid to block execution (WTVM 9)
MOBILE, Ala. An attorney for death row inmate Larry Hutcherson challenged Alabama's death penalty law today in a federal complaint that seeks to block his scheduled October 26th execution, a move that a prosecutor viewed as a delaying tactic.
Judge says lawyers can depose BP's Browne: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. District Court judge in Galveston ruled on Friday that plaintiffs' lawyers can depose BP Plc. Chief Executive John Browne as part of their case against the company for the explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005, a plaintiffs lawyer said.
Attorney Generals Race Heats Up (News 10 Sacramento)
As partisan races go, the one for California attorney general exemplifies the often contentious relationship between Republican and Democratic candidates. Carrying the banner for the GOP is Chuck Poochigian, 57, from Fresno.