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Businessman kicks Jawi assemblyman's lawyer outside court (The Sun Daily)
PENANG (Nov 29, 2006): A businessman lost his temper and assaulted a lawyer who had interrupted his conversation with some reporters outside the High Court here today.
Lawyer kicked out of Saddam trial; American testifies (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A defense lawyer was ejected from Saddam Hussein's genocide trial today in Baghdad.
Lawyer kicked out of Saddam trial; American testifies (KTRE-TV East Texas)
BAGHDAD, Iraq A defense lawyer was ejected from Saddam Hussein's genocide trial today in Baghdad.
Council to hire lawyer to battle Kincaid (Birmingham News)
The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday agreed to hire an outside lawyer to represent members in their face-off with Mayor Bernard Kincaid over pay raises for police and firefighters.
Norwood plaintiffs' attorney seek $850G (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Attorneys for the parties involved in the landmark Norwood eminent-domain case will argue in court today whether the law firm that successfully represented the holdout property owners should be paid more than $850,000 in attorney's fees and costs.
Saddam trial judge jails defense lawyer (MSNBC)
The chief judge in Saddam Hussein’s genocide trial Wednesday ordered a defense lawyer to be jailed for a day for “insulting the court.”
Attorney for Preston Responds to Utopia Claims (New London Day)
Preston — An attorney representing the town has issued a strongly-worded rebuttal to a series of claims made by Utopia Studios Ltd. that blamed Preston ...
Oregon lawyer arrested after Madrid bombings settles lawsuit (The Olympian)
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon attorney Brandon Mayfield, wrongly arrested by FBI agents after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings, has settled his lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Saddam Lawyer Ejected For "Insulting The Court" (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, the chief judge presiding over Saddam Hussein's trial for genocide in a military offensive against Kurds in the 1980s, ejected defense lawyer Badie Arif Ezzat from the court on Wednesday for "insulting the court".
Ore. attorney settles with gov't for $2M (KGW Portland)
An Oregon attorney wrongfully arrested by the FBI in connection with the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings has settled his lawsuit against the United States and the FBI for $2 million, Brandon Mayfield's lawyer said Wednesday.
Hipp: Not so fast - Attorney plans to force delay on Walgreens (Times-Reporter)
New Philadelphia City Council’s vote on Monday night was not the last word on the rezoning of Franklin Square. The city’s voters may have the final say on whether a Walgreens is built at W. High Ave. and 4th St. SW if a plan by New Philadelphia attorney David Hipp is successful.
Albuquerque Bar Association to honor judge, lawyer of the year (BizJournals)
The Albuquerque Bar Association will honor its 2006 outstanding lawyer of the year and outstanding judge of the year on Dec. 5.
Oregon lawyer arrested after Madrid bombings settles lawsuit for $2 million (Boston Herald)
PORTLAND, Ore. - Lawyer Brandon Mayfield, wrongly arrested by FBI agents after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings, has settled his lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million, his attorney said...
Oregon lawyer arrested after Madrid bombings settles lawsuit for $2 million (Deseret Morning News)
Lawyer Brandon Mayfield, wrongly arrested by FBI agents after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings, has settled his lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million, his attorney said Wednesday.
Va. Beach Commonwealth's Attorney expected to update investigation of triple-fatal accident (WAVY 10)
The Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office will hold a news conference today at 4 p.m., at which time they're expected to release new information or findings in the case of a fatal accident that claimed the lives of three boys.
Attorney general offers tips for safe shopping (South Reporter)
With the holiday shopping days moving fast by us, Attorney General Jim Hood would like to remind Mississippians that a little extra caution will go a long way in helping you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
Chadron city attorney resigns after 52 years in job (Lincoln Journal Star)
CHADRON — City Attorney Bevin Bump has resigned after 52 years on the job in Chadron. Chadron Mayor John Gamby said Tuesday that Bump’s longevity in the job was remarkable and that the city had been fortunate to have Bump’s expertise.
State Attorney In Fight To Stop Grand Jury Investigation (WFTV 9 Orlando)
A grand jury will convene to investigate the Volusia County state attorney, but he's in a fight to stop it. Wednesday, John Tanner faced tough questions on the witness stand. RAW VIDEO: State Attorney's Daughter Restrained By Deputies
Attorney sentenced for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City-area attorney was sentenced in federal court today for attempting to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.
U.S. Settles Suit Filed by Ore. Lawyer (Washington Post)
The U.S. government agreed yesterday to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Oregon lawyer who was arrested and jailed for two weeks in 2004 after the FBI bungled a fingerprint match and mistakenly linked him to a terrorist attack in Spain.
Grasso Lawyer Wants Judge Removed (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
lawyer for former New York Stock Exchange chief Richard Grasso asked an appeals court Wednesday to remove the judge in the fight over Grasso's $187.5 million pay package because he broke a promise to his client.
Grasso Lawyer Wants Judge Removed (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for former New York Stock Exchange chief Richard Grasso asked an appeals court Wednesday to remove the judge in the fight over Grasso's $187.5 million pay package because he broke a promise to his client.
Trial Date Set for Knoxville Attorney's Assualt Case (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
The case of a Knoxville attorney accused of arguing with a fast food restaurant manager will be going to trial January 22nd, but an outside prosecutor and judge will be handling the case.
City attorney back on retainer, off hourly pay (The Lufkin Daily News)
Lufkin's city attorney has gotten a pay raise.
Sierra Leone: "Attorney General is an Embarrassment to Gov't., Judiciary" Eddie Turay Lambastes (AllAfrica.com)
"Frederick Carew, Attorney General and Minister of Justice is an embarrassment to the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) government and the judiciary," Honourable Eddie Turay of the All Peoples Congress (APC) lambastes.
Woman Pleads For Her Life In Chilling Call To Attorney (NBC 5 Chicago)
WHEATON, Ill. -- A chilling audio tape surfaces in the case of the murder of a pizza delivery woman. Prosecutors said the telephone recording is of Karen Hassan phoning her attorney for help as she is beaten with a hammer, pleading to her attacker for her life.
Former radio host accused in wife's death loses defense attorney (The Houma Courier)
The defense attorney for former broadcaster Vince Marinello confirmed Wednesday that he had resigned from the case before the murder charges could be presented before a grand jury.
Lawyer wrongly arrested in bombings: 'We lived in 1984' (CNN.com)
The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it is paying $2 million and apologizing to an Oregon lawyer wrongly accused of being involved with the 2004 train bombings in Madrid, Spain.
Lawyer settles in Madrid bombings lawsuit (MSNBC)
A lawyer the FBI wrongly arrested after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings because of a misidentified fingerprint has settled part of his lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million.
Oregon lawyer settles suit over Madrid bombings (USA Today)
Lawyer Brandon Mayfield, wrongly arrested by FBI agents after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings, has settled his lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million, his attorney said Wednesday. Mayfield, a convert to Islam, said he was arrested because of his faith. He was held for two weeks in 2004.
Hipp: Not so fast - Attorney plans to force delay on Walgreens (Times-Reporter)
New Philadelphia City Council’s vote on Monday night was not the last word on the rezoning of Franklin Square. The city’s voters may have the final say on whether a Walgreens is built at W. High Ave. and 4th St. SW if a plan by New Philadelphia attorney David Hipp is successful.
Wrongly jailed lawyer settles suit (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PORTLAND, ORE. - A lawyer the FBI wrongly arrested after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings because of a misidentified fingerprint has settled part of his lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million. Brandon Mayfield, who was detained for two weeks in 2004, maintained that he was arrested because of his Muslim faith. He said in a statement that the government targeted "me and my family
Attorney weighs appeal of ruling in school bond case adverse ruling (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Well-known attorney Ira Weiss is considering whether to appeal a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that he violated antifraud provisions by "negligently" giving an opinion in a Neshannock Township School District bond issue.
U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan gets national justice post (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
President George Bush announced yesterday that Mary Beth Buchanan, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to a national post within the Department of Justice.
$2M settles wrongful arrest of lawyer in terror bombing (The Star-Ledger)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The federal government has agreed to pay an Oregon lawyer $2 million to settle part of a lawsuit he filed after the FBI misidentified a fingerprint and wrongly arrested him in the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings.
Marinello attorney is off the case (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The attorney for former broadcaster Vince Marinello confirmed Wednesday he has withdrawn from the murder case, which is about to be presented to a grand jury.
Oregon lawyer, arrested in bombings, settles (Seattle Times)
The federal government has agreed to pay Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield $2 million to settle part of the lawsuit he filed over his mistaken arrest...
Attorney general presents FdL police with $5,000 for software (Fond du Lac Reporter)
Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager has presented the Fond du Lac Police Department with $5,000 to fund crime analysis materials.
Lawyer Stanley Cohen, 81; Survived POW Slave Labor Camp (Washington Post)
Stanley Cohen, 81, a retired communications lawyer and one of the last surviving Jewish American soldiers imprisoned at a Nazi slave labor camp called Berga, died Nov. 26 of lung failure at Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville.
Incoming Carson City district attorney names Las Vegas attorney as his top assistant (Nevada Appeal)
Incoming District Attorney Neil Rombardo named a high-ranking state employee from Southern Nevada to work with him when he begins his term in January.
Attorney Alleges Conflict Of Interest In Favorable DEP Ruling (New London Day)
Preston - An e-mail from a New London attorney to a state environmental official has started a selectmenʼs inquiry into possible improper behavior by town ...
Lawyer wrongly arrested settles (The Olympian)
PORTLAND - The federal government has agreed to pay Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield $2 million to settle part of the lawsuit he filed because of his mistaken arrest by FBI agents after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings.
Falk Concedes Attorney General Race to Van Hollen (Iowa Farmer)
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, a Democrat, last week conceded the election for attorney general to her Republican opponent, J.B. Van Hollen. On election night, Falk refused to concede the race because it was so close - results indicated each candidate had 50 percent of the votes.
Lawyer fills spot on Duquesne board of control (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A long-vacant position on the Duquesne City School District Board of Control was filled this week by Marlene Gary Hogan. Ms. Hogan, a lawyer, is director of the Education and Community Resource Center at WQED.
Lawyer settles in wrongful arrest (The Columbus Dispatch)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer the FBI wrongly arrested after the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings because of a misidentified fingerprint has settled part of his lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million.
Lawyer disbarred for lying, using client money (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. The state Supreme Court has disbarred a Claremont (New Hampshire) lawyer, after concluding he lied about a client's sexual assault claim and misused her...
IDA Power of Attorney & Trusts Webcast, Dec. 12 (Investment Executive)
The Investment Dealers Association of Canada is hosting a Web cast for branch managers and advisors on the subject of powers of attorney and trusts. The Web cast will cover all the nuances, legalities and advisor responsibilities regarding powers of attorney and opening trust accounts.
Missouri Gaming Commission fires attorney general (Kansas City Star)
The Missouri Gaming Commission on Wednesday fired Attorney General Jay Nixon as its legal counsel and made a formal complaint that Nixon violated his professional standards as a lawyer.
Attorney General to appeal overturned conviction (NBC 12 Richmond)
The Virginia Attorney General plans to appeal overturned rape and murder convictions of a former Navy man. A judge ruled that Derek Tice’s confession was unreliable because it was admitted as evidence although he had invoked his right to remain silent.
Gaming Commission fires attorney general (Jefferson City News Tribune)
The Missouri Gaming Commission voted Wednesday to fire Attorney General Jay Nixon as its attorney after a dispute between the commission and Nixon over the fate of a Caruthersville casino.