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UP lawyer to testify vs Bolante in Chicago (INQ7.net)
LAWYER H. Harry Roque Jr. on Thursday said he will testify at the immigration hearing of former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante in Chicago Saturday although the United States government lawyer handling the case was against it.
Disability access lawyer brings battle to North County (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY ---- The lawyer who raised hackles a year ago when he sued dozens of Julian businesses over lack of access for the disabled brought his fight to Solana Beach on Thursday.
Suit: Fieger owes lawyer $350K (Detroit News)
PONTIAC -- Geoffrey Fieger is being sued by a fellow lawyer who claims he's owed thousands of dollars for defending Fieger's interests in state and federal court in Michigan.
Attorney appointed to 4th District (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - A Sheridan attorney and University of Wyoming graduate was appointed Wednesday to serve as judge in Wyoming's Fourth Judicial District.
Del. Supreme Court suspends attorney (The News Journal)
The state Supreme Court has suspended an attorney and ordered a public accountant to stop practicing law.
Lawyer: Charges Should be Dismissed (WCAX 3)
The lawyer for Brian Rooney wants murder charges tossed out because he says police have prejudiced the case against his client. Rooney is facing aggravated murder charges in the death of UVM student Michelle Gardner Quinn.
Lawyer denies she arranged her abduction (Birmingham News)
A Birmingham lawyer testified Wednesday she did not fake her abduction or know the man charged with kidnapping her from a downtown parking lot.
TBI investigating missing attorney (The Leaf Chronicle)
Clarksville attorney Van L. Riggins Jr. is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation because of accusations of stealing clients' money.
Sheriff's attorney quits over Fulton jail issues (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
One of three attorneys representing Fulton County Sheriff Myron Freeman in a lawsuit complaining of dirty and crowded conditions at the jail has resigned from the case because he and the sheriff don't see eye to eye on how to satisfy a federal court's requirements for improving the jail. Ted Lackland, the attorney, will continue to represent the Sheriff's Office in two other pending cases. But
Kansas Attorney General Kline Defeated By Challenger Morrison (Medical News Today)
Johnson County, Kan., District Attorney Paul Morrison (D) defeated Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline (R) 58% to 42%, with about 95% of the precincts reporting, the Kansas City Star reports (Sullinger, Kansas City Star, 11/8). [click link for full article]
Attorney general opposes E.C. casino contract (Post-Tribune)
A contract between East Chicago and its sole casino to divert some money to a for-profit corporation should be deemed illegal by the Indiana Courts of Appeals, according to Attorney General Steve Carter.
BOE defying state, attorney on disclosure (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
The Board of Education is defying not only a state office, but also going against the opinion of the attorney general by withholding details surrounding the firing of the executive director of the Charter School Administrative Office.
Salem to contest UP polls, says his lawyer (The Times of India)
MUMBAI: Extradited gangster Abu Salem, who is cooling his heels in the city’s central prison, has decided to contest the upcoming UP assembly elections from the Mubarakpur constituency as an independent candidate, his lawyer Ashok Sarogi said Sunday.
Alouettes turn to lawyer (Canada.com)
Believing their rights were violated, two Alouettes arrested this week after an altercation with police in Little Burgundy have hired a prominent Montreal defence lawyer to examine the incident.
Ames Man Accused Of Rape Wants New Lawyer (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
An Ames man accused of raping a teenage girl wants a new lawyer.
U.S. Attorney settles case against BetOnSports (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway settled a massive lawsuit Thursday against online gambling firm BetOnSports PLC, barring the company from taking any wagers in the United States and drying up its main source of revenue.
City lawyer wins court battle over prescription error (Times Online)
A high-flying lawyer whose life plunged into a downward spiral after being misprescribed medication for a minor ailment has won a High Court battle against the pharmacy that dispensed the drug....
Alouettes turn to lawyer (Canada.com)
Believing their rights were violated, two Alouettes arrested this week after an altercation with police in Little Burgundy have hired a prominent Montreal defence lawyer to examine the incident.
Grand jury witness claims attorney threatened him (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
OKLAHOMA CITY An attorney who testified before a multicounty grand jury says prominent attorney Stephen Jones of Enid harassed and threatened him for cooperating...
Grand Jury Witness Claims Attorney Threatened Him (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An attorney who testified before a multicounty grand jury says prominent attorney Stephen Jones [pictured] of Enid harassed and threatened him for cooperating with the jury's investigation.
2 votes separate Worcester, Md., state's attorney candidates (The News Journal)
SNOW HILL — The Worcester County state's attorney race remained too close to call Thursday as the first count of absentee ballots gave Republican challenger Beau Oglesby a two-vote lead over incumbent Joel Todd. After Tuesday's election, Todd had been ahead by one vote with 8,532. He picked up 1,212 absentee votes, giving him 9,744. Oglesby had 8,531 votes as of Tuesday; 1,215 more absentee votes
Attorney General: Police Shooting Of Man Justified (WMTW Auburn)
Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe says a Portland police officer was legally justified in fatally shooting a 26-year-old man in August.
Hikoalok's rights violated: lawyer (CBC North)
Convicted sex offender Jason Hikoalok should not have been detained by corrections officials in the Northwest Territories after he had finished serving an eight-year prison term, his lawyer Chris Debicki says.
How to find a good lawyer when moving to a new state (Telegraph)
Do I need a new will? Do I need a new lawyer? How do I find the right lawyer for me? These are three of the most frequent questions posed by retired persons who move to a new state. In some cases it may not be an absolute necessity to have a will at all, or to have a lawyer.
Saudi lawyer may sue Rumsfeld over Guantanamo (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the families of Saudis in the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay hailed the resignation of US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and said he "reserved the right" to sue him over alleged abuses there.
London Teen Denies Killing Linklaters Lawyer for a Mobile Phone (Bloomberg.com)
Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Donnel Marcus Carty, a 19-year-old on trial for murder, in his second day on the witness stand denied robbing and then stabbing Linklaters lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce.
Police investigate killing of attorney near St. Louis (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
OVERLAND, Mo. (AP) – Police are questioning a man about the killing of an attorney who was found dead in her home this week. Amy Kramer, 37, was found alone in her home in Overland. The small town near St. Louis that has not had a murder in more than a year.
State attorney general will prosecute Russell (KREM Spokane)
COLFAX, Wash. -- The Washington State Attorney General's Office now has the task of prosecuting Pullman fugitive Fred Russell on vehicular homicide charges.
Attorney general to prosecute Fred Russell (KXLY-TV Spokane)
COLFAX, WASH. -- The Washington attorney general's office will prosecute Frederick Russell in the WSU vehicular homicide case in Colfax. Whitman County Prosecutor Dennis Tracy has stepped aside because he represented Russell in a 1997 drunken driving case.
Lawyer for cycling team demands salvation for lost generation (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyers in the Cofidis doping trial pleaded for the sport not to turn its back on cycling's lost generation.
Attorney Todd Lambert appointed to bench (Harrisburg Daily Register)
HARRISBURG - The Illinois Supreme Court announced Thursday the appointment of Harrisburg attorney Todd D. Lambert as a resident circuit judge for Saline County in the 1st Judicial Circuit.
Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
Defense lawyer says Ft. Bragg murder case is unusual (The Daily Comet)
A retired soldier recalled to duty so the military can prosecute him for a 21-year-old triple slaying that he was acquitted of in civilian court continues to maintain his innocence, a defense lawyer said Friday.
Vermont Attorney General's Victory Dance (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- What may have been the biggest surprise on election night comes courtesy of the normally buttoned-down Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell.
Cleaver Lawyer Seeks Electronic Monitoring (WBAY Green Bay)
A lawyer for the woman accused of hiding her newborn's body wants her to wear a GPS device instead of serving jail time.
Local Attorney Sues A Top Pittsburgh Law Firm (Action News 4 Pittsburgh)
PITTSBURGH -- One of Pittsburgh's top law firms is being sued by one of its own attorneys. Lawyer Alyson Kirleis is a shareholder attorney who has worked at Dickie McCamey and Chilcote for nearly 20 years.
Lawyer given drug overdose may win £5 million payout (Daily Telegraph)
A gifted lawyer who was plunged into a suicidal depression after being misprescribed medication for a minor ailment yesterday won a High Court compensation case that could amount to £5 million.
Garrison attorney indicted for smuggling contraband (The Daily Sentinel)
A Garrison attorney who delivered tobacco and coffee to a county jail inmate was indicted Friday for introducing contraband to an inmate in a correctional facility, a third-degree felony.
Longtime Attorney: I Can't Imagine Retiring (KMBC TheKansasCityChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Attorney Grace Day drives a red sports car to work, carries a full caseload and may be the longest practicing female lawyer in the state, KMBC's Bev Chapman reported Friday.
Disability access lawyer brings battle to North County (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY ---- The lawyer who raised hackles a year ago when he sued dozens of Julian businesses over lack of access for the disabled brought his fight to Solana Beach on Thursday.
Ex-boyfriend charged in murder of Overland attorney (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) - Police say an Overland attorney was killed by her ex-boyfriend.
Lawyer calls Lubanga a Congolese patriot (AP via Yahoo! News)
An alleged Congolese warlord charged with war crimes for conscripting child soldiers in a brutal conflict was actually a peacemaker trying to pull his mineral-rich country out of poverty, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer: Charges Should be Dismissed (WCAX 3)
The lawyer for Brian Rooney wants murder charges tossed out because he says police have prejudiced the case against his client. Rooney is facing aggravated murder charges in the death of UVM student Michelle Gardner Quinn.
State's Attorney Ahola seeks clearer guidelines for use of Macon County's disaster fund (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - The Macon County Board postponed voting on guidelines for a special disaster fund af ;ter State's Attorney Jack Ahola raised questions about the propriety of plans for how the fund could be spent.
Malaysian analyst held over model's murder in hospital: lawyer (Channel NewsAsia)
KUALA LUMPUR : A top political analyst with close links to senior politicians, being held by police investigating the murder of a Mongolian model, has been hospitalised, his lawyer said Saturday.
Malaysian analyst held over model's murder in hospital: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A top political analyst with close links to senior politicians, being held by police investigating the murder of a Mongolian model, has been hospitalised, his lawyer said.
Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
Lawyer: Charges Should be Dismissed (WCAX 3)
The lawyer for Brian Rooney wants murder charges tossed out because he says police have prejudiced the case against his client. Rooney is facing aggravated murder charges in the death of UVM student Michelle Gardner Quinn.
Saudi lawyer may sue Rumsfeld for Guantanamo ‘abuse’ (Gulf Times)
RIYADH: A lawyer for the families of Saudis in the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay yesterday hailed the resignation of US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and said he "reserved the right" to sue him over alleged abuses there.