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Lawyer files complaint against Kovai CoP (Chennai Online via Yahoo! India News)
Chennai, Dec 19: A lawyer has filed a complaint with the State Human Rights Commission accusing Coimbatore city police commissioner C K Gandhirajan of trying to protect five constables who had severely assaulted him.
U.S. Attorney for Arizona quitting office (The Arizona Republic)
U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton announced this morning that he is quitting his government post to enter private legal practice early next year. In a news release issued by his office, Charlton said he will join the firm of Gallagher and Kennedy as a partner at the end of January.
Orange Park lawyer suspended (BizJournals)
The Florida Bar has suspended an Orange Park lawyer following his felony conviction.
What his colleagues say about Sy Gaer: Defense Attorney Richard Sharpstein... (Miami Herald)
What his colleagues say about Sy Gaer: Defense Attorney Richard Sharpstein: He kicked my ass as a young prosecutor a couple of times. I thought, 'this guy hasn't taken a single deposition.' And he would get up and just enthrall the jury.
U.S. Attorney for Arizona resigning to join private firm (Tucson Citizen)
Paul K. Charlton, the U.S. Attorney for Arizona since 2001, announced Tuesday that he will resign at the end of January and take a position with a private law firm
N.Y., Conn. attorney generals sue Wells Fargo subsidiary (Boston Globe)
Wells Fargo and its subsidiary Acordia Inc. are accused of steering their clients to insurance companies that paid Acordia "kickbacks," according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
NY Attorney General-elect Cuomo names 4 to senior legal staff (Market Watch)
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- New York Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo named three current or former federal prosecutors and a law professor in the area of civil rights to serve as senior members of his legal staff on Tuesday, describing them as his "dream team."
Gangland lawyer wants to shake up 'boys' club' (Northern Territory News)
GLAMOROUS gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has vowed to fight what she describes as attempts by Melbourne's "boys' club" of police and prosecutors to discredit her.
Gangland lawyer wants to shake up 'boys' club' (Townsville Bulletin)
GLAMOROUS gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has vowed to fight what she describes as attempts by Melbourne's "boys' club" of police and prosecutors to discredit her.
Attorney Marty Esquivel to run for APS Board (Albuquerque Tribune)
Albuquerque attorney Marty Esquivel will run for the Albuquerque Public School Board for the District 4 position being vacated by Leonard De Layo, he announced today.
Driver’s Lawyer Calls Yoko Ono Abusive (New York Times)
Yoko Ono pressured her chauffeur to perform “immoral and illegal” acts, the chauffeur’s lawyer asserted today.
Canada delaying expulsion of accused Russian spy: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Canadian authorities have delayed the expulsion of an accused Russian spy arrested one month ago, despite a judge's ruling to have him sent out, the man's lawyer complained.
NY Attorney General-elect Cuomo names 4 to senior legal staff (Market Watch)
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- New York Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo named three current or former federal prosecutors and a law professor in the area of civil rights to serve as senior members of his legal staff on Tuesday, describing them as his "dream team."
Marine to face charges in Haditha killings, lawyer says (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(San Diego-AP, Dec. 19, 2006 8:45 PM) _ The lawyer for a Marine from Connecticut says the staff sergeant expects to be charged in the killings of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha last year.
Lawyer: Marine leader to face charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
The leader of a squad of Marines expects to be charged in the killing of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Crist Appoints Former Attorney General to Head DCF (Central Florida News 13)
Governor-Elect Charlie Crist is turning to a former Attorney General to help lead the troubled Department of Children and Families.
Lawyer: Marine leader to face charges (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
SAN DIEGO A lawyer for the leader of a squad of Marines expects Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich to be charged in the killing of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of...
Lawyer: Marine leader to face charges (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
SAN DIEGO A lawyer for the leader of a squad of Marines expects Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich to be charged in the killing of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of...
Attorney General-elect takes on cell phone providers (Post-Bulletin)
ST. PAUL -- Attorney General-elect Lori Swanson plans to push for a state law requiring cell phone companies to explicitly disclose when a customer's actions can result in an extended service contract.
Yoko Ono’s Driver Pleads Not Guilty as Lawyer Tells of ‘Abuse’ and ‘Paranoia’ by Employer (New York Times)
The lawyer for Koral Karsan offered his first defense in open court to blackmail charges.
Titus 'Unfairly Singled Out' in Jail, Attorney Says (KLAS Las Vegas)
The attorney for murder suspect Craig Titus says his client is being treated like an animal in jail. He says a newly released videotape shows the bodybuilder is being unfairly singled out. Read on for a link to the video clip .
Murder suspect given time to hire attorney (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - A 24-year-old Witt man accused of stabbing his wife's lover to death on Dec. 9 in the parking lot of the Pana Wal-Mart was given three weeks to obtain an attorney during an appearance Monday in Christian County Circuit Court.
Cuomo names four appointments to attorney general's office (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo has announced four appointments to fill top positions in the attorney general's office.
Lawyer: Marine leader to face charges (KTRE-TV East Texas)
SAN DIEGO A lawyer for the leader of a squad of Marines expects Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich to be charged in the killing of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha.
Cop, county-attorney feud heats up (The Salt Lake Tribune)
It's more than just a snit between Park City Detective Michael Fierro and Summit County Attorney David Brickey - call it a holiday season smack-down. Fierro filed a formal complaint with the County Clerk's Office alleging that Summit County's top law-enforcement officer voted fraudulently in November's election. County Clerk Sue Follett had no comment, but the Utah Attorney General's ...
Attorney Wants Coroner's Statement Tossed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Coroner Kimberly Scott's defense attorney is fighting to keep statements she made to police from being introduced during her trial on felony drug and theft charges.
Former Bush senior aide named to U.S. attorney post (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- A former Republican political operative and top aide to President Bush was named late Friday as interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
County Attorney To Step Down Next Month (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- County Attorney Edwin Gartin will step down in January after two years of service, he confirmed during a telephone interview Monday.
Attorney B. Hayden Crawford dies (Tulsa World)
. Hayden "Bunny" Crawford, attorney and rear admiral in the Naval Reserves, died Monday. He was 84. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church under the direction of Moore's Rosewood Funeral Home.
Lawyer claims charges too old (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - The lawyer for the Fitchburg man accused of murdering a woman more than 30 years ago said he may seek to have the charges against his client dismissed because of the delay in prosecution.
U.S. attorney to offer update on detainees (The Des Moines Register)
U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker is expected to provide more details today about the fate of 90 Iowans arrested last week as part of one of the largest...
'GRAND' $LAM ON ESTATE LAWYER (New York Post)
The lawyer accused of mismanaging the affairs of an elderly ex-judge while improperly paying herself $300,000 will have to pony up a grand each day she fails to turn over documents relating to the botched case, a judge ordered yesterday. "Starting...
Attorney: Exile rues ties to Cuban spies (Orlando Sentinel)
A judge is set to sentence a former FIU professor and his wife Feb. 27. Carlos Alvarez, a former Florida International University professor, came to regret collaborating with Cuban intelligence agents, his attorney said Tuesday.
U.S. attorney quits for private practice (East Valley Tribune)
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton announced Tuesday he will leave his post for a job at a private Phoenix law firm.
Panel to recommend boost for attorney general budget (NWAnews.com)
A legislative subcommittee on Tuesday recommended a $1.6 million budget increase for the attorney general’s office, money Attorney General-elect Dustin McDaniel says he’ll use to give staff attorneys a raise, hire expert witnesses, and fulfill a campaign promise to add a bureau to help Arkansans with health care and insurance questions. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Judge throws out investors' lawsuit against Fargo lawyer over... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
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Lawyer: Marine Leader to Face Charges (ABC News)
Marine Squad Leader to Face Charges in Haditha Killings of 24 Civilians, Lawyer Says
Lawyer found fatally shot in Clayton office (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The Major Case Squad has been called in to investigate killing of a lawyer in his office in Clayton. The lawyer was identified as Ernest Brasier, 57. Clayton Police Chief Tom Byrne said this morning that Brasier's body was found at 7 p.m. Tuesday in his third floor office at 7912 Bonhomme Ave.
Lawyer: Marine leader to face charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
The leader of a squad of Marines expects to be charged in the killing of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney Seeks Dismissal Of Fraud Case Against Ex-Trooper (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) A lawyer for a former Indiana state trooper accused of forging his ex-wife’s name on loan documents wants a judge to dismiss the charges. Attorney Anthony Kraus says the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations against Michael Nufer wasn’t properly handled.
Attorney Says Bently Can't Get a Fair Trial in Cedar Rapids (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
CEDAR RAPIDS - An attorney for a man, accused of sexually abusing a local girl, filed a court motion to have his client's case moved out of Cedar Rapids.
County Considering Bill To Let County Attorney Collect Back Taxes Adams Says Could Bring Substantial Savings (The Chattanoogan)
The county is considering a bill that would shift the collection of county back taxes from the county back tax attorney to the county attorney's office.
Clayton attorney found murdered in office (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) - The Major Case Squad is searching for the gunman who killed a local attorney. The discovery was made in a law office on Bonhomme in downtown Clayton last night, but police did not reveal any details until earlier this morning.
Judges Grill FCC Lawyer On Indecency Policies (WCBS-TV New York)
In a profanity-laced proceeding, a federal appeals court Wednesday took a skeptical attitude toward the Federal Communications Commission over its new tough enforcement policy against accidental use of profanities in broadcasts. The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals challenged government lawyer Eric D. Miller, who was arguing on behalf of the FCC.
County Attorney prosecutes landlord after Horizon fire (ABC 7 El Paso)
A Horizon City-area landlord is prosecuted by the County Attorney following numerous violations and a fire that left 3 families homeless.
Attorney's raise questioned (Chiefland Citizen)
BRONSON - One Levy County resident minced no words Tuesday morning when he lit into the County Commission about a $10,000 raise it gave to Levy County Attorney Anne Brown.
Man accused of sexual assault thought boys were legal age: lawyer (CBC Manitoba)
A 57-year-old Prince Albert man accused of sexually touching teenage boys took "reasonable steps" to ensure they were at least 14 years old - the age of legal consent, a defence lawyer says.
St. Louis-area lawyer found shot to death in office (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – The St. Louis Area Major Case Squad on Wednesday was investigating the death of a lawyer, found shot in his office in Clayton. STLtoday.com, the Web site for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, identified the victim as Ernest Brasier. He would have turned 58 later this month.
City Attorney frustrated, asks Council to treat Blackfeet Tribe like any other water customer (Cut Bank Pioneer Press)
"I'm extremely, extremely frustrated and I don't see any end in sight," reported City Attorney Bob Olson at Monday night's regular meeting of the Cut Bank City Council.
Attorney arrested for fraud (The Times-Journal)
An attorney was arrested Friday and charged with 57 counts of securities fraud and the sale of unregistered securities without a license. Christopher Croft, of Rainsville, surrendered to DeKalb County deputies and was released on bond.