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(AFX UK Focus) 2006-11-24 03:19 GMT: NEW YORK (AFX) - Betty Comden's attorney says the lyricist has died at age 89. (Interactive Investor)
NEW YORK (AFX) - Betty Comden's attorney says the lyricist has died at age 89.
Lawyer blogs raise a legal question: Are they advertising? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Evan Brown, a 32-year-old Chicago lawyer, publishes a blog about legal developments involving the Internet. Other than a cute picture of his 1-year-old son sitting on his shoulders on the website, the online forum is a scholarly discussion for tech geeks like him.
Attorney nominated as judge (Asheville Citizen-Times)
The White House recently announced the nomination of Martin Reidinger for appointment as District Court judge for the Western District of North Carolina -- the first time that an attorney practicing in Buncombe County has been nominated for a federal...
Local attorney files tort lawsuit in LaSalle County (Freeport Journal)
FREEPORT - A local attorney who filed a tort-fund lawsuit in Freeport in 2001 has filed a similar suit in LaSalle County, alleging the county illegally used tort funds to pay for employee health-insurance costs.
Attorney fears copies of O.J. book will get out before eBay acts (The Star-Ledger)
LOS ANGELES -- An attorney representing the family of Nicole Brown Simpson accused eBay yesterday of not moving quickly enough to yank auctions of the book "If I Did It," O.J. Simpson's hypothetical story of how he would have killed his ex-wife.
Rodriguez attorney wants a new trial (Crookston Daily Times)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., facing a death sentence for the kidnapping and death of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, should get a new trial because of misconduct by prosecutors, racial bias and judicial error, his attorney claims.
Attorney General Says City Must Release 911 Tapes Of Comair Crash (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- Authorities must release the 911 tapes from the morning of the Comair Flight 5191 crash at Blue Grass Airport that killed 49 people, the Kentucky attorney general's office said.
Attorney general warns of holiday scams (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - As the holiday giving season gets under way, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath cautioned Montanans to be wary of fraudulent fundraising pitches.
Suspended lawyer to face misconduct hearing (Coast Reporter)
LAW SOCIETY OF B.C. A Sechelt lawyer has been suspended from practice by the Law Society of B.C. and will face a disciplinary hearing in March.
Attorney asks judge to recuse over alleged bias (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BURLINGTON -- A lawyer representing a longtime Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington attorney accused of withholding church documents in a sex abuse case wants the judge in the case to recuse himself, saying the judge's impartiality is in question. ... - The Associated Press
Church lawyer quits abuse case (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BURLINGTON -- A longtime lawyer for Vermont's Catholic diocese, who faced possible sanctions for alleged misconduct in a suit charging sex abuse by a priest, has withdrawn from the case. ... - Associated Press
Brown family attorney says eBay not doing enough to pull Simpson book auctions (Boston Herald)
LOS ANGELES - An attorney representing the family of Nicole Brown Simpson accused eBay on Thursday of not moving quickly enough to yank auctions of "If I Did It," O.J. Simpson's hypothetical story...
Conduct ethical, lawyer says (winnipegsun.com)
Prominent Winnipeg lawyer Robert Tapper is responding to comments made by the boss of a local radio station.
N.C. attorney general presses ahead with TVA emissions lawsuit (Montgomery Advertiser)
North Carolina's attorney general is pressing forward with a lawsuit that accuses the nation's largest federal utility of causing a "public nuisance" by failing to reduce pollution from its coal-fired power plants.
Phoenix rehires city attorney after finding no one cheaper (The Mail Tribune)
PHOENIX — Two months after accepting a letter of resignation from City Attorney Kurt Knudsen, City Council members voted Monday to sign a new contract with the Ashland attorney, citing his expertise and willingness to return to provide legal services for the growing city.
EBay not quickly yanking auctions, lawyer says (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer representing the family of Nicole Brown Simpson accused eBay on Thursday of not moving quickly enough to yank auctions of If I Did It, O.J. Simpson's hypothetical story of how he would have killed his ex-wife.
LAWYER TO BRAZIL: FREE L.I. PILOTS (New York Post)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Two Long Island pilots are being unlawfully prevented from leaving Brazil nearly two months after being involved in the country's worst air disaster, even though they have not been charged, their lawyer said yesterday. A...
Attorney general warns of fake 'Oprah' e-mails (The Naperville Sun)
Online thieves are using the lure of the Oprah Winfrey Show to try to get unsuspecting consumers to hand over their financial and personal information, according to Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
SLUGGER EX-LAWYER LYING LOW (New York Post)
The disbarred Westchester lawyer being questioned in the mysterious murder of his wife spent Thanksgiving holed up in his Chappaqua home as detectives searched mounds of evidence for a break in the case. A day after Carlos Perez-Olivo slugged a TV...
Referendum is not binding says Attorney General (Panorama)
The Attorney General Ricky Rhoda has told the Opposition that he would regard the referendum of 30 November as being "non-binding", having "no legal consequences" and being "a testing of public opinion." This has come in reply to a letter from the Leader of the Opposition Joe Bossano.
Lawyer murder jury retires again (BBC News)
Jurors trying the case of two teenagers accused of murdering a City lawyer resume deliberations.
Chinese lawyer's wife 'beaten' (International Herald Tribune)
The wife of an outspoken Chinese lawyer arrested on subversion charges was beaten on Friday by police, who bloodied her mouth and ripped her clothes in the scuffle.
Same suspects in two race-hate crimes in Russia - lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, November 24 (RIA Novosti) - Criminal cases on a market bombing and an Armenian student's murder in Moscow have been combined into a single case, since they involve the same suspects, a lawyer said Friday.
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.
Environmental groups say lawyer deceived court (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental groups are still angry over an assertion made before the Supreme Court a month ago during arguments in a far-reaching clean air lawsuit.
Attorney to present North cheerleading report to school board (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
On Monday, attorney Harry Jones will present his report on McKinney North High School to the McKinney Independent School District Board of Trustees during their regular school board meeting.
Bharti Yadav arrives in India, lawyer not aware (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Bharti Yadav, a key witness in the Nitish Katara murder case, is reported to have arrived in Mumbai Friday but her lawyer said he was not aware of this.
Attorney Eino Zapata announces for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 (Bandera Bulletin)
Local attorney Eino Zapata, Republican, has announced his candidacy for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for 33 years since his graduation from St. Mary's School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in August of 1973. Attorney Zapata also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Las Vegas lawyer aims for recovery after appearing drunk in court (KVBC Las Vegas)
A Las Vegas lawyer who showed up intoxicated in court in August says he's on the road to recovery. Joseph Caramagno tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he's been sober for three months after entering rehab.
Accused kidnapper free, tipsy attorney may have helped (KVBC Las Vegas)
A man once charged with kidnapping his wife is free, in part because his attorney showed up tipsy to court. A judge declared a mistrial and the defendant's new lawyer cut a deal with prosecutors.
Attorney General Says City Must Release 911 Tapes Of Comair Crash (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- Authorities must release the 911 tapes from the morning of the Comair Flight 5191 crash at Blue Grass Airport that killed 49 people, the Kentucky attorney general's office said.
Lovington chief complains about Lea County district attorney (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
LOVINGTON, N.M. Lovington Police Chief Chan Kim is going public with his complaints about the Lea County district attorney's office. Chan Kim says District Attorney...
County hires new attorney to replace Koch (Coos Bay World Link)
The Coos County Board of Commissioners hired away Jefferson County's attorney on Wednesday to replace former Coos County Counsel David Koch.
Burlingame attorney prepares for Plame case (Inside Bay Area)
Burlingame attorney Joe Cotchett is the lead trial lawyer in the civil lawsuit filed by ex-CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband against Vice President Dick Cheney and other U.S. officials.
Bharti Yadav arrives in India, lawyer not aware (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Nov 24: Bharti Yadav, a key witness in the Nitish Katara murder case, is reported to have arrived in Mumbai Friday but her lawyer said he was "not aware" of this.
Iron County prosecuting attorney dies in accident (The Mining Journal)
GAASTRA — Iron County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Sartorelli was killed in a single-vehicle traffic crash near Gaastra Friday morning. According to Michigan State Police from the Iron River Post, the accident occurred at approximately 8 a.m. Friday along County Road 424, 1.5 miles east of Gaastra.
Attorney convicted in fraud scheme surrenders law license (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
PEORIA, Ill. - A longtime defense attorney has voluntarily agreed to be disbarred after admitting he stole $278,000 from the bank account of an elderly client and used the money to gamble, officials said.
Rodriguez attorney wants a new trial (Crookston Daily Times)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., facing a death sentence for the kidnapping and death of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, should get a new trial because of misconduct by prosecutors, racial bias and judicial error, his attorney claims.
Bharti Yadav is in India, confirms lawyer (Sify News)
Bharti Yadav’s lawyer Subhash Bhuttan has confirmed that she is in India. Bharti is the main witness in the sensational Nitish Katara murder case and her testimony is believed to be crucial for proving the motive behind Katara's murder.
Longtime defense attorney disbarred (Pantagraph)
PEORIA — A longtime defense attorney has voluntarily agreed to be disbarred after admitting he stole $278,000 from the bank account of an elderly client and used the money to gamble, 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.
Bharti Yadav in India, confirms lawyer (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Bharti Yadav, a key prosecution witness in the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara, has arrived in India from London, her lawyer confirmed Saturday.
Brown family attorney says eBay not doing enough to pull Simpson book auctions (Mohave Valley News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney representing the family of Nicole Brown Simpson accused eBay on Thursday of not moving quickly enough to yank auctions of ‘‘If I Did It,'' O.J. Simpson's hypothetical story of how he would have killed his ex-wife.
Former state's attorney named associate judge (The Beacon News)
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP -- The newest associate judge in the 16th Circuit is former Kane County State's Attorney Robert J. Morrow, 60, of St. Charles.
Spanish court issues arrest warrant for Russian lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MADRID, November 25 (RIA Novosti) - Spain's National Court has issued a warrant to arrest a Russian attorney detained in a major ongoing crackdown on Georgian and Russian organized crime groups in the country, his lawyer said Friday.
AWOL soldier: Army won't return lawyer's calls (CNN.com)
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- A soldier who is again absent without leave said his lawyer has repeatedly tried to speak with the Army about his status but the military is ignoring the subject.
EX-LAWYER GOES ON TRIAL FOR 1977 SUSPECTED MURDER OF HEIRESS (Tocqueville Connection)
NICE, France, Nov 23, 2006 (AFP) - A former playboy lawyer suspected of murdering his heiress girlfriend 29 years ago went on trial in France Thursday following a long investigation.
Attorney General Says City Must Release 911 Tapes Of Comair Crash (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- Authorities must release the 911 tapes from the morning of the Comair Flight 5191 crash at Blue Grass Airport that killed 49 people, the Kentucky attorney general's office said.
Missing Clarksville lawyer spotted in Nebraska (WATE 6 Knoxville)
Police say a Clarksville lawyer reported missing by his wife and under investigation for allegedly stealing money has been spotted in Nebraska, where he's been looking for a job.
Danis defends actions during attorney search (Town Online)
The same night town attorney Gregory Franks was chosen by selectmen for a second time, Town Coordinator Henry Danis took a moment out of the meeting last week to share with residents not only the town's view on the town counsel search process, but also his own personal views.