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Attorney Says Medication To Blame For Prosecutor's Nude Strolls (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
He's the Hamilton prosecutor who's been dubbed the "naked attorney," but those words anger Scott Blauvelt?s lawyer, Michael Gmoser.
Murder victim's family hires lawyer to clear his name, plea entered in court (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(WTNH, Oct. 10, 2006 5:55 PM) _ A prominent Connecticut attorney who allegedly took the law into his own hands to protect his family entered a plea in court today. Meanwhile, the family of the murder victim has hired a lawyer to clear his name.
Lawyer denies killing suspected molester (CNN.com)
A lawyer accused of plunging a kitchen knife into the heart of a neighbor he suspected of molesting his toddler daughter pleaded not guilty to murder and burglary charges on Tuesday.
Attorney: DWI Limo Crash Suspect Not A Murderer (CBS 2 New York)
The defense attorney representing an alleged drunken driver accused of killing two people stood Tuesday before a Long Island jury and asked for a guilty verdict against his client -- just not on the murder charge sought by prosecutors. In his closing argument in the emotionally charged case, defense attorney Stephen LaMagna conceded that his client, Martin Heidgen, whose blood alcohol level was
Conn. Attorney Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge (CBS 2 New York)
The Connecticut attorney accused of killing his neighbor in a fit of rage pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jonathon Edington, 29, held his wife's hand as he entered the courthouse, but did not respond to questions from the news media. Fairfield Police said Edington killed 59-year-old Barry James on Aug. 28, moments after learning from his wife that their 2-year-old daughter had accused the neighbor of
Attorney General candidates discuss commitments (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
Sen. Charles Poochigian is touting his support from law enforcement Tuesday, as his opponent for Attorney General Jerry Brown stumps for an initiative to toughen sex offender laws.
Boxes Of Personal Information Found In Lawyer’s Dumpster (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
A Lynnwood lawyer is accused of throwing out boxes full of files containing personal information from old cases handled by his former partner.
Lawyer says women's treatment was racist (Stuff)
The lawyer for three women says they didn't get higher compensation for being wrongly jailed because they were brown and young.
Harrison lawyer sells pennant pillow for $1,527 (Pine Bluff Commercial)
HARRISON, Ark. - A lawyer whose wife paid $2 at a garage sale for a hand-sewn pillow made from 55 small felt pennants and featuring 17 major league baseball players from the World War I era sold the artifact for more than $1,500.
Love Canal Lawyer Hired by Opposition Group (13WHAM Rochester)
Environmental lawyer Richard Lippes retained.
Council hires attorney to investigate Rosado (WBBH)
The Cape Coral City Council has voted to hire an attorney to investigate any wrongdoings by Mickey Rosado and the mayor all but called for the councilman's resignation during a recent city council meeting.
Former attorney gets prison in theft of escrow funds (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — A judge sentenced a former Centerville attorney to 16 months in prison Tuesday for misappropriating $216,525 from his escrow account to pay his expenses.
Arkansas Attorney General Candidates Debate in Conway (KATV Channel 7)
The candidates for Arkansas Attorney General taped a debate in Conway Tuesday morning tackling issues from immigration to the death penalty. The Republican, Democratic and Green party candidates all say Tuesday's debate gave them an opportunity to show Arkansas voters what they're all about.
Attorney won't testify in trial she is working (Torrington Register Citizen)
By TRACY KENNEDY Register Citizen Staff BANTAM - An assistant state's attorney will not have to testify at a trial she is prosecuting, but two top county prosecutors may still be called to the witness box.
Iraqi lawyer calls MKO illegal organization (IranMania.com)
LONDON, October 11 (IranMania) - An eminent Iraqi lawyer said that existence of Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iraq is unlawful, said IRNA.
Pilot didn't kill Wales, lawyer says (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The lawyer representing the prime suspect in the killing of federal prosecutor Tom Wales declared his client's innocence Tuesday, rejecting the notion that he held a grudge against Wales and protesting the government's investigation.
Attorney general candidates tout different tactics (Austin American-Statesman)
ODESSA — Democrat David Van Os is taking his campaign for attorney general to all 254 Texas courthouses, trying to invoke memories of President Truman's come-from-behind whistlestop tour in 1948.
Controversial Solomons attorney-general remanded in jail (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Solomon Islands attorney-general at the centre of a deepening row with Australia will remain in jail for two weeks before facing charges of entering the country illegally, a judge has ruled.
Marcos lawyer files impeach raps vs Ombudsman (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Lawyer Oliver Lozano on Wednesday filed an impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez for betrayal of public trust before the House of Representatives, a day after he lodged a similar complaint against poll officials.
Family hires attorney after Queens man's death (Newsday)
The family of a Queens Village man who died Sunday after an altercation with Nassau police officers yesterday rejected the police version of the events that led to his death and consulted an attorney to see whether foul play was involved.
[Metro] Attorney general candidates square off (The Minnesota Daily)
Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller pointed Tuesday to a recent MPR/Pioneer Press poll that found nearly half of Minnesota voters don't know the names of the attorney general candidates.
Indian origin lawyer jailed in Solomon Islands (New Kerala)
Sydney, Oct 11: The Indian origin lawyer wanted by the Australian authorities over an alleged sex offence in 1997 was remanded in custody by a court in Honiara, the capital of the Pacific island nation of Solomon Islands.
NRI lawyer jailed in Solomon Islands (Hindustan Times)
An Indian origin lawyer wanted by Australian authorities over an alleged sex offence in 1997, was remanded in custody by a court in Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands.
Prosecutor Defends Hazing Law; Lawyer Says Clarification Needed (The Ledger)
TALLAHASSEE -- A prosecutor defended Florida's new hazing law Tuesday after its first apparent test resulted in a hung jury, but he acknowledged jurors seemed to have trouble interpreting a key provision. A defense lawyer, though, said legislators should clarify what they mean by "serious bodily injury."
Convicted Man's Lawyer Seeks New Look at Old Evidence (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- As Robert Austin Jr. awaits sentencing for the brutal murder of a 79-year-old Lakeland woman, his lawyer has pushed for a new look at old evidence that could point to another man as the killer.
Former attorney gets prison in theft of escrow funds (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — A judge sentenced a former Centerville attorney to 16 months in prison Tuesday for misappropriating $216,525 from his escrow account to pay his expenses.
Local Lawyer to Bring Class Action Lawsuit for Apex Fire Victims (WECT 6 Wilmington)
WILMINGTON -- A local lawyer plans to bring a class action lawsuit seeking compensation for residents dealing with the aftermath of the chemical fire in Apex.
Greater Clark school board hires attorney, insurance agent (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A divided Greater Clark County school board last night hired Edward Culpepper Cooper as its insurance agent of record and Larry Wilder as its attorney, to be used on an "as-needed" basis. The vote to hire Cooper was 5-2, with Ernie Gilbert, Missy DeArk, Bob McEwen, Brian Jones and Robbie Valentine in favor. Opposed were Bill Halter and Bill Densford.
Attorney says Wilbanks `doing well' (WTVM 9)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. An attorney for the Georgia woman who became known as the "runaway bride" after fleeing the Atlanta area days before her lavish wedding says she is "doing well."
Foley & Lardner Hires Attorney, Port Commissioner (San Diego Business Journal)
San Diego attorney Victor Vilaplana has joined Foley & Lardner LLP. Vilaplana, formerly with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, will continue his focus on handling insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions in Latin America.
Attorney: NFL knew lease terms in March (BizJournals)
Jackson County, Mo.'s, attorney was informed on March 24 that the National Football League had approved every measure of the lease for Arrowhead Stadium except for the user fee, yet legislators insist they weren't informed until a few days ago.
Lawyer pleads not guilty to killing neighbor he suspected was molesting his toddler (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Court TV) - A lawyer accused of plunging a kitchen knife into the heart of a neighbor he suspected of molesting his toddler daughter pleaded not guilty to murder and burglary charges Tuesday.
French woman confesses in South Korean dead baby case: lawyer (Channel NewsAsia)
TOURS, France : A French woman at the centre of police inquiries into the discovery of two dead babies in her home in South Korea has confessed to allegations against her, her lawyer said on Wednesday.
FRENCHWOMAN CONFESSES IN S. KOREAN DEAD BABY CASE: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
TOURS, France, Oct 11, 2006 (AFP) - A Frenchwoman at the centre of police inquiries into the discovery of two dead babies in her home in South Korea has confessed to allegations against her, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer sues father over trust money (UPI)
LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A British lawyer has filed suit against her father, claiming he was trying to take money entitled to her from the family's $4.6 million estate.
District Attorney: Officers Justified In Teen's Fatal Shooting (KOIN News 6 Portland)
HILLSBORO, Ore. - The Washington County District Attorney's Office says two deputies were justified in last month's fatal shooting of 18-year-old Lukus Glenn.
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.
Attorney general to charge HP insiders in spy probe (Madera Tribune)
SAN JOSE - California's attorney general sought felony indictments Wednesday against former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in the corporate spying scandal at the computer and printer giant.
Attorney: Duncan plea deal rejected (KREM Spokane)
SPOKANE -- The attorney representing accused murderer and kidnapper Joseph Duncan says prosecutors have rejected his proposal for a plea deal, which would have spared Shasta Groene the pain of testifying during two trials.
Anna's lawyer resigns over conduct (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer in the Bahamas has said he has withdrawn as counsel for the reality TV star, citing disagreements on matters of strategy and concerns about her conduct.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Corbett Kicks Off 'Operation Safe Surf' Through Live Statewide Internet and Satellite (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today appeared live via Internet and satellite to announce the official kickoff of the Internet safety program, Operation Safe Surf. The Attorney General was seen in hundreds of schools across the state with one school from each region of the state serving as an official host site.
Case of the missing lawyer needs solving (Bangkok Post)
Peace is difficult without trust and the rule of law. So if the Surayud administration really wants to restore public trust in the restive South, here is what it must do urgently: Solve the case of the missing lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit. Send the perpetrators to jail.
Attorney quits as Anna Nicole Smith's counsel (USA Today)
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.
Attorney quits as Smith's counsel, concerned about her conduct (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
ATLANTA -- 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...
Murder suspect's lawyer withdraws from case (1 p.m.) (Recordnet.com)
STOCKTON -- The lawyer for a man accused of killing Lathrop resident Javed Khan in June withdrew his counsel today, forcing another weeklong delay in the arraignment proceedings.
Anna Nicole Smith's Bahamas lawyer 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 Gains Baby Daddy, Loses Lawyer (E! Online via Yahoo! News)
First, Anna Nicole Smith got committed. Now comes word that Howard K. Stern is certifiable.
Case against talk show host goes to district attorney (The Houma Courier)
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office on Wednesday presented its case against Vince Marinello, a popular New Orleans broadcaster accused of murdering his estranged wife, to the district attorney.
Lawyer: Plane transponder was working (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the two Americans pilots of an executive jet that collided with a Boeing 737 in Brazil said Wednesday the smaller plane's transponder was on and working at the time of the accident.
Case against talk show host goes to district attorney (KPLC)
GRETNA, La. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office today presented its case against Vince Marinello, a popular New Orleans broadcaster accused of murdering his estranged wife, to the district attorney.