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Lawyer: Ryan should get pension from offices untouched by scandal (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A lawyer for George Ryan argued Wednesday that the disgraced former governor should be entitled to a part of his government pension despite his conviction on federal racketeering charges.
Report: Jimmy Williams sued by lawyer (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The Virginia Pilot reported that Falcons rookie cornerback Jimmy Williams has had a lawsuit filed against him in Norfolk (Va.) Circuit Court seeking repayment of money and goods he received from a Norfolk laywer while at Virginia Tech. The paper reported that the lawyer, Carl C. La Mondue, is seeking $55,109 from Williams and his father, including $8,700 in merchanside, including clothing, phone
Controversial photo followed police beating, says lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer for the prisoner who was photographed with a group of Vancouver police officers earlier this month says his client had been beaten by the officers.
Chandler nominated for Atlanta City Attorney (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
At Wednesday night's Atlanta City Council meeting, Mayor Shirley Franklin nominated Mirant Corp. veteran Elizabeth B. Chandler for city attorney.
Franklin selects new city attorney (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin on Thursday nominated a vice president at Mirant Corp., an Atlanta-based energy company, to serve as the city's attorney. Elizabeth Chandler now serves as vice president, assistant general counsel and corporate secretary of Mirant, formerly known as Southern Energy, Inc. Chandler has been with the company since March 2000. If confirmed, Chandler would replace Linda
Lawyer claims he gave player money while he was at Tech (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
NORFOLK, Va. A Norfolk lawyer is suing Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams, contending he gave Williams and his father about 55-thousand dollars in...
Plane carrying S.D. attorney general hits coyote during landing (Fargo Forum)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An airplane carrying South Dakota's attorney general and 21 other passengers struck a coyote while landing in Watertown Tuesday night, but no one was hurt.
Lawyer claims he gave player money while he was at Tech (WAVY 10)
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A Norfolk lawyer is suing Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams, contending he gave Williams and his father about 55-thousand dollars in cash and other items while Williams was a student at Virginia Tech.
MADD Asking For Investigation Of State Attorney (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers is asking for an investigation into State Attorney John Tanner. They say Tanner's lust for revenge is allowing dangerous people to stay out of jail. VIDEO: State Attorney's Daughter Restrained By Deputies
Attorney General settles OSU ticket suit (Springfield News-Sun)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man who sold tickets to last year's Ohio State-Michigan game over the Internet that he didn't have must pay $75,000 in costs and other penalties in a settlement reached with Attorney General Jim Petro.
Jimmy Williams sued by lawyer (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Jimmy Williams and his father are being sued by a Norfolk (Va.) lawyer, who claims he gave the rookie Falcons cornerback more than $55,000 in cash and goods during his career at Virginia Tech. Carl C. La Mondue filed suit Nov. 8 in Norfolk Circuit Court seeking repayment of $55,109.45, plus interest. La Mondue cited 86 instances in which Williams and his father James Williams Sr. received money
County attorney wants to speed up death penalty cases (ABC 15 Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said Thursday his office is going to take steps to speed up the death penalty cases.
Colorado Attorney General Meets Al-Turki’s Relatives (Arab News)
RIYADH, 17 November 2006 — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers met the relatives of a 37-year-old Saudi man convicted to 27 years in prison for imprisoning, sexually assaulting and stealing from his Indonesian maid.
Va. Tech, Memphis look into claims lawyer paid players (ESPN)
Two universities and the NCAA are investigating allegations that two pro athletes received cash and other items from a lawyer when they were still in school, officials said Thursday.
Attorney General paves way for Gaydamak to buy Radio 99 (Haaretz Daily)
Attorney General Menachem Mazuz paved the way yesterday for Russian billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak to invest in the Radio 99 Escape station.
Attorney: Son was justified in shooting his father's ex-wife (KTBS Shreveport)
A law partner of Texarkana attorney Bruce Condit said today that Condit's son fatally shot Condit's ex-wife in self-defense because she was threatening him with a rifle.
Assistant State Attorney Fired (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
Prosecutor Angela Corey was abruptly fired on Wednesday, signaling what could be the first political jab of what's expected to be a hotly contested race for state attorney.
Attorney says he loaned players money while they were in college... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
AP-NCAA: Player Payments Attorney says he loaned players money while they were in college NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Two universities and the N-C-A-A are investigating allegations that two pro athletes received cash and other items from a lawyer when
Harrison remains innocent, lawyer reminds WBO (The Scotsman: Sport)
MASSIMO Franchi, the lawyer for World Boxing Organisation featherweight champion Scott Harrison, is confident his client can meet the conditions being set by the Puerto Rico-based sanctioning body for the proposed defence of his title in three weeks...
Attorney: Report On Fatal 2005 Shootout Past Due (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
An investigation into the deaths of toddler Suzie Pena and her father during a standoff with Los Angeles SWAT officers is past due, an attorney representing the girl's family said.
Greene’s attorney claims pastor was framed by teenager (Channel 2 News Anchorage)
Pastor Dwight Greene appeared before a judge today and was informed of being charged with harming a minor. Greene’s attorney claims his client is innocent and that the teenaged girl accusing him of sexual abuse is framing the pastor.
Lawyer pleads guilty to mail fraud (Austin American-Statesman)
Dallas lawyer spent investors' money for senior care center on his own purposes.
District attorney resigns, citing problems with judge (Corvallis Gazette Times)
After only six months of his third term of office, Benton County District Attorney Scott Heiser has resigned, giving ongoing problems with Circuit Court Judge Janet Holcomb as the reason.
Lawyer claims he gave player money while he was at Tech (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
NORFOLK, Va. A Norfolk lawyer is suing Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams, contending he gave Williams and his father about 55-thousand dollars in cash and other items while Williams was a student at Virginia Tech.
State senator is named deputy attorney general (Bismarck Tribune)
Cavalier state Sen. Tom Trenbeath has been hired as North Dakota's chief deputy attorney general, and he plans to resign his Senate seat before he begins the job Nov. 27.
Attempted murder case against Nathaniel Atkins dismissed by state's attorney's office (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - The case against Nathaniel Atkins for attempted murder and weapons offenses has been dropped by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.
Gretna's attorney appeals penalty (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The Gretna city attorney who was caught on FBI surveillance video handing $800 in cash to then-Judge Alan Green during the Operation Wrinkled Robe investigation is appealing a six-month suspension of his law license.
Tuite attorney argues verdict should be tossed in Escondido murder case (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- Mistakes made by both the judge and the jury in the trial of Richard Tuite, a mentally ill transient convicted of killing a child in her bedroom, titled the scales against the defendant, his attorney told a panel of appellate justices Thursday in a bid to have the conviction overturned.
New Jersey Backs Super/Best Lawyer Ad Ban but Hints at Flexibility in Application (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New Jersey's attorney general says the state's high court would be right if it stood firm on a ban on advertising linked to The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Ads touting a lawyer's selection as "best" or "super" are inherently misleading, aren't protected by the First Amendment and fall afoul of New Jersey's Rules of Professional Conduct, the attorney general's office says in a
City Attorney to Take on Hospitals (RedNova)
By Daily News City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo will announce today that he plans to pursue legal action against several Los Angeles hospitals suspected of "dumping" homeless patients onto Skid Row.
Attorney General sides with board on how to reprimand student (Opelousas Daily World)
VILLE PLATTE - Evangeline Parish School Board attorney Raymond LeJeune read before the Board a new Attorney General's opinion dealing with action taken against a student caught with drugs on a school campus.
Toppenish hires new city attorney (Yakima Herald-Republic)
TOPPENISH -- A Yakima lawyer was recently hired as the city attorney here after the state Auditor's Office said the city manager couldn't hold the post.
Fil-Canadian lawyer returns to help solve political killings (INQ7.net)
LUCENA CITY--Concerned with incessant reports of human rights violations in the country, a Filipino-Canadian lawyer, whose paternal roots are in Quezon province, arrived here Friday to personally investigate stories on the alleged rights violations.
'BRIBERY' JUDGE'S LAWYER CALLS IT QUITS (New York Post)
The lawyer who battled on behalf of disgraced Brooklyn Judge Gerald Garson for more than three years - at one point scoring his client a sweet deal - bowed out yesterday, citing personal reasons. "I have represented Mr. Garson for 31/2 years,"...
Attorney files petition to get license back (Fond du Lac Reporter)
Attorney Arik Guenther of Fond du Lac has filed a petition requesting reinstatement of his law license.
Attorney Carter to form Ukiah law firm (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
Jared Carter, a senior North Coast attorney who has played a key role in the region's major environmental struggles, is coming out of retirement to form a new law firm in Ukiah.
Lawyer: Student hit by Taser thought officer was racial profiling (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES - A student shocked with a Taser gun by a campus police officer after refusing requests to show his ID card thought he was being singled out because of his Middle Eastern appearance, his lawyer said.
Attorney: Woman charged with killing twins needs treatment (WIS News 10 Columbia)
A defense attorney says a Berkeley County woman accused of killing her twin sons should be released from jail for mental health treatment.
Lawyer: councilman's fine worst in 2 years for criminal damage (The Houma Courier)
A Lafayette councilman's fine for writing on the council desk was 15 times higher than any other fine given out by the same judge for that misdemeanor over the past two years, his lawyer says.
Jackson attorney found guilty in drive-by shooting (Hattiesburg American)
CANTON – Jackson attorney Judith Kristie Smith has pleaded guilty to having been an accessory after the fact to a drive-by shooting from a car in which she was a passenger.
Lawyer: councilman's fine worst in 2 years for criminal damage (The Daily Comet)
A Lafayette councilman's fine for writing on the council desk was 15 times higher than any other fine given out by the same judge for that misdemeanor over the past two years, his lawyer says.
Attorney: Mother charged with killing twins needs treatment (The Daily Comet)
A mother accused of killing her twin sons has postpartum depression and should be released from jail to receive treatment, her attorney told a judge. Lakeia White, 20, was being held Friday on two counts of homicide by child abuse.
Second charge filed against West Fargo lawyer (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
A second sexual misconduct charge has been filed against West Fargo lawyer David Overboe. The 63-year-old Overboe is accused of grabbing and kissing a client as she was leaving his office, and offering to take her to Mexico. He's charged w
Lawyer: Student hit by Taser thought officer was racial profiling on Middle Eastern appearance (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 6:12 a.m. Nov. 17 (AP): A student who was shocked by a campus police officer's Taser gun after he refused to show ID at a UCLA library thought he was being singled out by the officer because of his Middle Eastern appearance, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Student hit by Taser thought officer was racial profiling (USA Today)
A student stunned by a campus police officer's Taser gun after he refused to show ID at a UCLA library thought he was being singled out by the officer because of his Middle Eastern appearance, his lawyer said.
Judge: Detainee can't speak to attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
A suspected terrorist who spent years in a secret CIA prison is not allowed to speak to a civilian attorney until an appeals court decides what rights military detainees have, a federal judge said Friday.
CPO waiting for Ombud's reply on case of lawyer in bribe raps (Sun Star)
THE City Prosecutor's Office (CPO) is still waiting for the reply of Ombudsman Mindanao to proceed with the preliminary investigation on the case of the government lawyer charged of direct and indirect bribery and obstruction of justice.
Lawyer: Student hit by Taser thought officer was racial profiling (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A lawyer for the student Tasered by U-C-L-A police after he refused requests to show his I-D card thought he was being singled out because of his Middle Eastern appearance.
Admit guilt in writing or be disbarred, society tells lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A Halifax-area lawyer is being allowed to resign from his profession if he admits to defrauding clients out of almost $200,000.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson Looks For Relatives Of Tulsa Murder Victims (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is looking for the relatives of two of the four Tulsans who were killed by condemned killer Corey Duane Hamilton.