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PGO to file new charges against Khodorkovsky, Lebedev - lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, December 26 (RIA Novosti) - The Prosecutor General's Office will bring new charges against jailed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his associate, a lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney seeks minimal time for convicted gun dealer (WFMJ Youngstown)
SHARON, Pa. The attorney for a western Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in October to possessing a gun while addicted to drugs wants his client to face no more time than necessary.
New U.S. attorney says job matters, not how he got it (NWAnews.com)
Newly appointed as interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas through a maneuver that has drawn criticism from the state’s two reigning Democrats, Tim Griffin says he hopes to turn the spotlight off the way he got the job and onto his plan to aggressively fight crime through cooperative efforts. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Seattle attorney takes on ending homelessness (The Olympian)
SEATTLE - A high-powered real estate attorney is putting his energy toward another kind of building these days. Bill Block believes he can solve King County's homelessness problem by finding a home for every one of the county's estimated 8,000 people without a place to live.
New U.S. Attorney Wants Focus on Crime (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - New U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin says he wants to focus on aggressively fighting crime, not on the way he was appointed to his position.
Civil suit may block Saddam's hanging: Lawyer (The Times of India)
AMMAN: A lawyer for Saddam Hussein has said that he had appealed to an American court in an attempt to win a stay of execution for the deposed leader, arguing that Saddam's rights had been violated by American troops.
Widow says his lawyer ordered her locked out (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. -- James Brown's widow said Monday that she was denied access to the home she shared with the singer and their 5-year-old son, saying the gate was padlocked at the request of Brown's lawyer and accountant.
Attorney general a no-show for Biomass hearing (The Ironton Tribune)
Representatives for the state attorney general were no-shows Wednesday for a court hearing regarding the cleanup — or lack thereof — of a local industrial site.
Lawyer has been to prison without facing professional discipline (Journal Inquirer)
Hartford lawyer Joseph A. Moniz, who has three drunken-driving convictions on his record, has spent time in prison but has never had professional disciplinary action taken against him.
States vary on an abused kid's right to a lawyer (CNN.com)
CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) -- When foster parents JoAnn and Kenneth Hamel took in a 2-month-old boy who had been neglected, a judge named a non-lawyer volunteer to serve as the baby's Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Juvenile court attorney suspended for misconduct (Sacramento Business Journal)
A Sacramento attorney was suspended for 18 months for dropping more than 300 clients without ensuring their rights were protected, the State Bar Review Court determined Thursday.
New United States attorney wants focus away from appointment process (FOX 16 Little Rock)
Efforts to fight crime, and not how he was put into his job, should be the public's focus in looking at the U.S. attorney's office, the new occupant of that ...
Myriam Bedard plans to fight child abduction charges, her U.S. lawyer says (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BALTIMORE (CP) - Myriam Bedard has done nothing wrong, her lawyer said Tuesday, as the Canadian Olympic star prepared for an extradition hearing on abduction charges involving her 12-year-old daughter.
Kansas judge lets attorney general press abortion case (USA Today)
A judge agreed Tuesday to let Kansas' attorney general, a vocal abortion opponent, try to persuade him to reinstate charges against a well-known abortion provider.
Cardinal Health Announces Resolution of New York Attorney General Investigation (FinanzNachrichten)
DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health, ( Nachrichten ) the leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care industry, today announced it has entered into a settlement that resolves an investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office regarding industry- wide practices for the purchase and sale of pharmaceutical products on the secondary ...
Attorney reappointed to Pa. Supreme Court commission (WFMJ Youngstown)
PITTSBURGH An attorney at law firm Reed Smith has been reappointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Commission for Justice Initiatives.
Long recommends Rossi proposal for city attorney (The Auburn Citizen)
A former city attorney may step back into the role of legal counsel for the city, pending a vote from Auburn City Council Thursday.
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.
Mumm ready to work as Harrison County attorney (Southwest Iowa News)
MISSOURI VALLEY - Attorney Jennifer Mumm will move from one side of the courtroom to the other starting Jan. 2. The Missouri Valley lawyer has been defending alleged criminals the past several years.
Brown widow: I've been locked out (CNN.com)
BEECH ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) -- James Brown's lawyer said Tuesday that the late singer and his partner were not legally married and that she was locked out of his South Carolina home for estate legal reasons.
Ex-Olympian Bedard fled Canada for political reasons: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Olympic biathlon champion Myriam Bedard, arrested last week in the United States on a Canadian charge of allegedly kidnapping her 12-year-old daughter, had fled Canada for political reasons, her lawyer told a local television station.
City Council meets again to discuss city attorney (Range News)
More closed-door sessions were held by City Council last Monday night regarding City Attorney Jim Holland.
Miss. attorney asks out of nomination (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Mississippi attorney asked President Bush to withdraw his nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying he doesn't believe the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee considers him a consensus nominee.
Lawyer says Calgary mother recruited mercenaries in Australia (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A Calgary woman came to Australia last month to recruit mercenaries to snatch her children from their father in Lebanon, a lawyer for her estranged husband's family said Wednesday.
Attorney General Lockyear closes UFW investigation (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
The state attorney general closed its investigation into charities linked to the United Farmworkers Union. Attorney General Bill Lockyear said the organization did not break any nonprofit laws but it needs to strengthen its procedures to avoid the appearance of impropriety. A series of LA Times stories prompted the investigation.
Lawyer: woman hired soldiers in Oz (TVNZ)
A Sydney lawyer says a Canadian woman at the centre of a kidnapping drama may have gone to Australia to hire mercenaries.
Lawyer: woman hired soldiers in Oz (TVNZ)
A Sydney lawyer says a Canadian woman at the centre of a kidnapping drama may have gone to Australia to hire mercenaries.
Lawyer Asks Bush to Revoke His Nomination to the Bench (Washington Post)
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 26 -- A Mississippi lawyer asked President Bush to withdraw his nomination to an appellate court, saying that he does not believe that the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee considers him a consensus nominee.
McAfee & Taft Attorney to Moderate a Panel Discussion on Nanotechnology (RedNova)
By Journal Record Staff Mary Ellen Ternes, an environmental attorney with McAfee & Taft, organized and will moderate a panel discussion entitled "The Clean Air Act and Nanotechnology" on January 16, 2007.
Lawyer: Brown's partner not a legal wife (Denver Post)
James Brown's lawyer said the late singer and his partner weren't legally married and that she was locked out of his South Carolina home for estate legal reasons.
Jackson Attorney Withdraws Circuit Court Nomination (WLBT 3)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Jackson attorney Michael Wallace officially sent a letter to President Bush asking that his name be withdrawn from nomination to the 5th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals.
Attorney offers to represent one suspect in missing couple case, Another says he's willing to attend interviews (The Jamaica Observer)
MANDEVILLE-based attorney Donald Getton has offered to represent one of three people taken into custody in connection with the robbery and abduction of elderly couple, Richard and Julia Lyn, and is working to get another lawyer on board.
Myriam Bedard plans to fight child abduction charges, her U.S. lawyer says (Canada.com)
Myriam Bedard. (CPimages/Francois Roy) BALTIMORE (CP) - Myriam Bedard has done nothing wrong, her lawyer said Tuesday, as the Canadian Olympic star prepared for an extradition hearing on abduction charges involving her 12-year-old daughter.
Lawyer Who Was Sued May Pursue Malicious Prosecution Claim (Law.com)
A New York judge has permitted a lawyer to proceed with a malicious prosecution suit against the mortgage company and law firm that previously brought a legal malpractice suit against her.
Brisbane lawyer takes on Palm Island review (News Interactive)
BRISBANE criminal lawyer Peter Davis, SC, will replace a retired judge who has stepped down from a review of a decision not to charge a police officer over a death in custody.
Brisbane lawyer takes on Palm Island review (News Interactive)
Brisbane criminal lawyer Peter Davis, SC, will replace a retired judge who has stepped down from a review of a decision not to charge a police officer over a death in custody.
Indicted Martinsburg attorney enters not guilty plea (The Herald-Mail)
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg attorney indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury on a charge of criminal contempt entered a not guilty plea last week, according to attorneys involved in her defense.
Sex Killer, Attorney Spat Over Professional Conduct, Money (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - Serving 200 years in federal prison for drugging and sexually torturing nine men, Steven Lorenzo is accusing his attorney of unprofessional conduct.
Jury hires attorney for case with gas company (The Natchez Democrat)
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire an attorney to represent the parish tax assessor in legal proceedings against a gas company.
Qld lawyer to review Mulrunji decision (Stawell Times-News)
Brisbane criminal lawyer Peter Davis, SC, will replace a retired judge who has stepped down from a review of a decision not to charge a police officer over a death in custody.
Qld lawyer to review Mulrunji decision (Ararat Advertiser)
Brisbane criminal lawyer Peter Davis, SC, will replace a retired judge who has stepped down from a review of a decision not to charge a police officer over a death in custody.
Lawyer Who Was Sued May Pursue Malicious Prosecution Claim (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York judge has permitted a lawyer to proceed with a malicious prosecution suit against the mortgage company and law firm that previously brought a legal malpractice suit against her.
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.
Khodorkovsky questioned in new criminal case - lawyer (Part 2) (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Dec 27 (Interfax) - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the ex-head of the bankrupt oil company Yukos (RTS: YUKO), was questioned at the Chita detention facility on Wednesday as a suspect in a new criminal case, Khodorkovsky's lawyer Yury Shmidt announced.
Defense lawyer moves to bench (Orlando Sentinel)
For 32 years as an Orlando lawyer, Marc Lubet defended drug dealers, murderers, cops in trouble and women wronged in their marriages. And as one of the area's best-known attorneys, Lubet earned salaries in the mid-six figures.
Web pedophiles are priority for attorney general (Orlando Sentinel)
As Florida's next attorney general, Bill McCollum says he will fight crime -- starting with Internet pedophiles.
Attorney says lawsuit decision still up to BOE (Sampson Independent)
An attorney for Alliance Defense Fund, which is suing Sampson County Schools, said it is still up to the school system what happens with the case. He said the organization still hasn’t gotten all they want to drop the suit.
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Illegal Internet Drug Packages Seized This Holiday Season (The Union County Advocate)
FRANKFORT, KY (December 22, 2006) -Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced that agents of the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation (KBI) seized shipments of illegal Internet drugs over the past three days at shipping hubs in central and eastern Kentucky.