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Dover social club attorney must go before grand jury (Morris Ledger)
The attorney who told two Rox bury police officers that gambling was allowed at their Dover social club -- before they were charged with running an illegal casino -- must testify before a Morris County grand jury, an appellate court ruled yesterday.
Attorney, court official indicted in Abramoff hiring (Los Angeles Times)
Washington -- A grand jury in Guam on Tuesday indicted a California attorney and a former Guam court official on charges they conspired to circumvent the island territory's procurement laws in the secret hiring of then-Washington, D.C., lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Attorney: Police didn’t turn over officers’ handwritten notes, as subpoena required (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – The attorney for a former McHenry County officer accused of sexually assaulting a Wonder Lake woman in the bathroom of his pub says police didn’t properly obey a subpoena requesting information.
City of Atlanta Lawyer to Audition for Trump (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for the city of Atlanta has a chance to get a job from Donald Trump -- but he'll have to do better than other practicing attorneys have done on the first five seasons of NBC's "The Apprentice."
Chinese lawyer 'secretly tried' (BBC News)
Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is put on trial for subversion without his lawyer being told his legal team says.
Lawyer who challenged Chinese leaders put on trial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese lawyer well-known for taking on politically sensitive cases has been put on trial in Beijing for subversion but denied proper legal representation, his attorney said.
Chinese Lawyer Tried Under Tight Control (New York Times)
An outspoken human rights lawyer faced charges of inciting subversion, but his lawyer and his family were prevented from attending the trial, his lawyer said.
Chinese activist's trial closed to his lawyer and family (International Herald Tribune)
An outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer was put on trial this week for inciting subversion, but the authorities kept such tight control over the proceedings that his lawyer and family were not given a chance to attend, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Judge removes defense attorney from book fraud case (Provo Daily Herald)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A couple accused of cheating a school district out of millions of dollars must find a new attorney after a judge removed him from the case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells said Paul Gotay had several conflicts. She noted that he agreed to hold $381,000 from Susan and John Ross.
County Attorney says retaliation threatened (Mohave Valley News)
PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said Tuesday that a high-ranking official in Gov. Janet Napolitano's office threatened to withhold state funding as retaliation for the cost of his crackdown on repeat offenders.
Pakistan drops British airline plot terror charge: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Pakistani court dropped terrorism charges against a British man suspected of being a key figure in an alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, his lawyer said.
GEST LAWYER: PAY ME 31G (New York Post)
David Gest has still more legal troubles - his lawyer is taking him to Manhattan Supreme Court over $31,619 in unpaid attorney fees. Gest allegedly owes the loot to the lawyer who handled most of the hill of paperwork connected to his bitter split...
Tacoma attorney joins TPU public affairs team (Tacoma Daily Index)
Local attorney Robert Mack will join Tacoma Public Utilities to lead the organization’s public affairs activities.
Attorney for fiance: Client has no info about killing (The Clarion-Ledger)
The attorney for the man whose fiancee was shot and stabbed to death two weeks ago said he has been talking to Ridgeland police to set up a time in which his client will be interviewed again.
Consultants' lawyer blames city politics in raid of offices (San Jose Mercury News)
The lawyer for two San Jose development consultants whose offices were raided last month says he sees politics at work behind the seizure of five years' worth of documents and computer and bank records from his clients.
Closed trial held, lawyer says (Los Angeles Times)
An activist Chinese lawyer was tried on subversion charges in Beijing without his family or defense lawyer being allowed to attend, his attorney said. No verdict or sentence was immediately announced.
Attorney Says Client Knows Nothing About Fiancee's Death (WLBT 3)
Ridgeland police are making plans with the attorney of a man who's fiancee was murdered two weeks ago. According to the Clarion Ledger, Lieutenant John Neal has talked with Keyon Pittman's attorney on when to set up a time.
Elections board member elected: Local attorney wins vote of fellow Republicans; begins Friday (The Marietta Times)
The executive committee of the local Republican party voted Tuesday night to nominate Jim Huggins, a local attorney, to the Washington County Board of Elections.
Attorney, court official indicted in Abramoff hiring (Los Angeles Times)
A grand jury in Guam on Tuesday indicted a California attorney and a former Guam court official on charges they conspired to circumvent the island territory's procurement laws in the secret hiring of then-Washington, D.C., lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Ellis Rubin; unorthodox Miami defense attorney; 81 (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Ellis Rubin, the unorthodox defense attorney who made national headlines when he claimed that “TV intoxication” drove a teenage client to kill an elderly neighbor, died Tuesday. He was 81.
Unorthodox Miami attorney Ellis Rubin dies at 81 (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
MIAMI (AP) - Well-known South Florida defense attorney Ellis Rubin is dead. The 81-year-old died at his Miami home yesterday after a six-year battle with cancer.
Oak to Ninth Petition Valid -- for Now Judge's Decision Reverses City Attorney's Earlier Rejection of Protests to ... (RedNova)
By Paul T. Rosynsky OAKLAND -- City Attorney John Russo will have to explain in court why he invalidated a petition that challenged the City Council's approval of the massive Oak to Ninth housing development, a judge tentatively ruled this week.
Legislators to vote on attorney (Observer-Dispatch)
UTICA — The Oneida County Board of Legislators will vote today on whether to appoint Assistant County Attorney Linda Dillon to her department’s top spot.
Patent Attorney Remembered As Kind, Considerate (CBS 2 Chicago)
Friends, families and colleagues today said goodbye to the patent attorney who lost his life in the shooting rampage in his office on Friday.
Grand Forks attorney to be suspended for 60 days (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
The state [[kxtopic:supreme-court:t[Supreme Court]:t]] has ordered a Grand Forks attorney to start serving a 60-day suspension next month. The court says Monty Jay Stensland filed a bankruptcy petition for a man last October, before new laws wer
Attorney general reassigns Maricopa County Attorney's press aide in e-mail flap (East Valley Tribune)
The longtime spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has been reassigned after refusing to allow journalism students into news conferences and hurling insults at an ASU professor in an e-mail exchange.
Attorney: Federal Decision a Win for Companies, Consumers (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
An attorney for two national optical retailers yesterday praised a recent federal court decision invalidating restrictions on how out-of-state optical companies may structure their businesses.
Handyman charged with killing lawyer, wife (CNN.com)
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Four years after an elderly lawyer and his wife were found slain in their home, police announced they had a suspect: a man who once shot two sheriff's deputies and thought the couple was poisoning him through his coffee.
Municipal Bond Probe May Focus on `Blind Pools,' Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- A federal antitrust probe of the municipal bond market may be targeting so-called blind-pool deals, where states and local governments sell bonds for undefined projects, a former Internal Revenue Service lawyer said.
Local attorney believed to have committed suicide (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
Local bankruptcy attorney Jan Shephard has been found dead inside his car.
Florida attorney general resolves dispute with AOL (Orlando Sentinel)
Florida's attorney general has reached an agreement with America Online to resolve over 1,000 consumer complaints through payment of restitution in some cases and forgiveness of debts in others.
Florida attorney general resolves dispute with AOL (Orlando Sentinel)
Florida's attorney general has reached an agreement with America Online to resolve over 1,000 consumer complaints through payment of restitution in some cases and forgiveness of debts in others.
Lawyer slain in office rampage mourned (Chicago Tribune)
About 350 mourners packed a Lincoln Park neighborhood church this afternoon to bid farewell to a lawyer who was among three people killed by a former client in a West Loop office building.
Former justice to serve as attorney for secretary of state (The Daily Comet)
Former Supreme Court Justice Jean Brown will serve as chief legal adviser for Secretary of State-elect Beth Chapman. Chapman said Wednesday that Brown has agreed to work as an attorney in the secretary of state's office after Chapman takes office on Jan. 15.
Attorney says couple will get adopted kids back (KLAS Las Vegas)
COLUMBIA, S.C. They're accused of starving their two adopted children -- but an attorney for a South Carolina couple says they've been awarded custody by a Family Court...
Attorney says couple will get adopted kids back (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
COLUMBIA, S.C. They're accused of starving their two adopted children -- but an attorney for a South Carolina couple says they've been awarded custody by a Family Court judge.
Attorney says couple will get adopted kids back (KRON 4 Bay Area)
COLUMBIA, S.C. They're accused of starving their two adopted children -- but an attorney for a South Carolina couple says they've been awarded custody by a Family Court judge.
U.S. Attorney Chuck Larson Sr. Retires, Three Iowans Up for Position (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
CEDAR RAPIDS - Three Iowa natives are up for the U. S. Attorney's post in the northern district of Iowa, based in Cedar Rapids. Long-time U.S. Attorney Chuck Larson, Sr. is retiring.
Miami Attorney Ellis Rubin Dies At 81 (NBC 6 Miami)
Just days after issuing a farewell statement from his Miami Beach hospital bed, longtime defense attorney Ellis Rubin dies of cancer.
Internet predators charged by Attorney General (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
Two Michigan men have been arrested on predatory charges, that according to the Michigan Attorney General's office.
Attorney general sues Ameren over Taum Sauk dam failure (KY3 Springfield)
Another state official calls the lawsuit "political grandstanding" and says the attorney general should have consulted the Department of Natural Resources.
China Tries Rights Lawyer, Barring His Kin and Counsel (New York Times)
An outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer was accused of inciting subversion, but his lawyer and his family were prevented from attending the proceeding, his lawyer said.
Wis. attorney general's 'club' comes under scrutiny (ABC 7 Chicago)
Attorney General-elect J-B Van Hollen is drawing scrutiny for allowing donors who give 500 dollars to join a special club of contributors.
City attorney: Barnwell project is likely to move forward (North County Times)
OCEANSIDE -- The city's top attorney said Tuesday that a relatively clean soil report for three homes being built on Barnwell Street means that construction at the controversial site will in all likelihood resume, despite continued outcry from the neighbors.
HP board cuts its ties with powerful lawyer (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Hewlett-Packard's board has ended a crucial advisory relationship with Larry Sonsini, the powerful Silicon Valley lawyer, according to a person with close connections to the board.
County Attorney Says Goodbye (KWWL Iowa)
Eastern Iowans are saying goodbye to a long time county attorney and friend. J. Patrick White has prosecuted major Johnson County cases, leaving a lasting impact on Iowa people and policy.
H.P. Board Cuts Its Ties With Lawyer (New York Times)
Hewlett-Packard?s board is said to have ended a crucial advisory relationship with Larry W. Sonsini, the powerful Silicon Valley lawyer.
Bingham Boosts Asia Presence With 22-Lawyer Tokyo Firm (Law.com)
Just a month after announcing it will open a Hong Kong office, Bingham McCutchen is further expanding its Asia capacity with the addition of a 22-lawyer Tokyo firm.
Attorney is re-elected to Wall Street board (The Reporter)
BRIDGEWATER -- David T. Harmon has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Wall Street Technology Association. He practices corporate, labor and education law as an attorney with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, which has its main office on Routes 202-206 South.
Mo. Attorney General Nixon sues Ameren over Taum Sauk breach (Southeast Missourian)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon sued Ameren Corp. on Wednesday over the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse, alleging the company endangered lives and caused millions of dollars in damage...