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Lawyer: NYPD Shooting Survivors Speak To Investigators (WNBC)
District attorney investigators for the first time interview two injured survivors of the 50-shot fusillade, the men's lawyer said.
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 for fired worker seeks $17,966: Claims legal fees in case over $624 in vacation pay (Patriot Ledger)
Hull could owe thousands of dollars in legal fees for refusing to give $624 in vacation pay to a fired town highway worker in 2002. A federal judge has ordered the town to pay three times the vacation amount, or $1,872, to Boyd Fulton, and now Fulton’s lawyer is seeking $17,966 in legal fees.
Kenya: Conned By a Crooked Lawyer, a Crash Victim Cries Out for Justice (AllAfrica.com)
Sixteen years after surviving a terrible road accident, Mr James Maina Kirubi is yet to get the Sh2.6 million compensation awarded by a court. The money was allegedly received by his lawyer and never passed on to him.
Veteran attorney pleads guilty in drug money case (The Palm Beach Post)
WEST PALM BEACH - Veteran criminal defense attorney John Garcia pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of helping a drug dealer and former client conceal financial transactions, then lying about it to drug enforcement agents.
Senior lawyer to fight sex determination (The Times of India)
Gujarat government has engaged top lawyer, Bhaskar Tanna, to fight cases under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act.
Controversy dogs district attorney in Duke lacrosse case (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
In the war that is the Duke lacrosse case, Durham, N.C., district attorney Mike Nifong’s fierce fight will not end with the trial.
Nigeria: Alaibe - EFCC Arrests Lawyer On Perjury Allegation (AllAfrica.com)
An Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Kingsley Ononuju, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly giving false and misleading information to the commission on and about the person of Ndutimi Alaibe, the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Ross' attorney asks judge to step aside (Deseret Morning News)
The attorney for a Layton couple at the heart of a financial fraud scandal that has rocked the Davis County School District is calling for a federal judge to recuse herself after she expressed concern about his fitness to stay on the case.
TN Attorney General Issues Online Shopping Alert (WRCB Chattanooga)
Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr. is urging Tennesseans to use caution when shopping online this holiday season.
Lawyer seeks to be dismissed from Kulzer appeal (WCAX 3)
BENNINGTON, Vt. The lawyer for a Readsboro man convicted of killing his son's teenage friend wants to withdraw from the case. Matthew Harnett, a Rutland attorney, has been...
Attorney general files lawsuit against war museum developer (McCook Daily Gazette)
LINCOLN?-- Attorney General Jon Bruning Friday filed suit in Lancaster County District Court against Kyle Kopitke, of Nelson, formerly of Oxford, for defrauding Nebraskans in a charitable war museums scheme.
Tulsa's City Attorney Retires (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
Tulsa's long time city attorney is retiring.
West Palm attorney admits helping drug trafficker, and lying about it (Sun-Sentinel)
WEST PALM BEACH -- Before the plea conference even got under way Monday morning, emotion overcame criminal defense attorney John Anthony Garcia.
West Palm attorney admits helping drug trafficker, and lying about it (Sun-Sentinel)
WEST PALM BEACH -- Before the plea conference even got under way Monday morning, emotion overcame criminal defense attorney John Anthony Garcia.
Lawyer: Investigators in New York police shooting have interviewed survivors (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, investigators with the district attorney's office Monday interviewed two wounded survivors of the 50-bullet barrage by police that killed a man as he left his bachelor party, the men's lawyer said.
D.M. lawyer appointed to parole board (The Des Moines Register)
Alfredo Alvarez, a Des Moines lawyer, was appointed to the Iowa Board of Parole today by Gov. Tom Vilack. He will replace Barbara Binnie, a longtime...
Lawyer says investigators interview NYPD shooting survivors (KOIN News 6 Portland)
NEW YORK The lawyer for the two wounded survivors of the police shooting last month in New York City says the two men have been interviewed by investigators with the district attorney's office.
Lawyer says investigators interview NYPD shooting survivors (KHQ Spokane)
NEW YORK The lawyer for the two wounded survivors of the police shooting last month in New York City says the two men have been interviewed by investigators with the...
Lawyer says investigators interview NYPD shooting survivors (KTRE-TV East Texas)
NEW YORK The lawyer for the two wounded survivors of the police shooting last month in New York City says the two men have been interviewed by investigators with the district attorney's office.
Lawyer says investigators interview NYPD shooting survivors (WTOL 11 Toledo)
NEW YORK The lawyer for the two wounded survivors of the police shooting last month in New York City says the two men have been interviewed by investigators with the...
Lawyer says investigators interview NYPD shooting survivors (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
NEW YORK The lawyer for the two wounded survivors of the police shooting last month in New York City says the two men have been interviewed by investigators with the...
Lawyer says investigators interview NYPD shooting survivors (WIS News 10 Columbia)
The lawyer for the two wounded survivors of the police shooting last month in New York City says the two men have been interviewed by investigators with the district attorney's office.
Irmo woman accused of arson using her own attorney (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Irmo) December 3, 2006 - The Irmo woman accused of setting fire to several homes will be represented by her own attorney when she goes on trial. Kimberly Wooten is charged with seven counts of second-degree arson.
Hilo lawyer resigns from Hawaii bar (Pacific Business News)
The Hawaii Supreme Court is allowing a suspended Hilo lawyer to resign from practicing law in the state.
Ridgecrest Healthcare Announces Fifth Contract With California Attorney General (SYS-CON Media)
MDS Consulting & Finance, a division ofRidgecrest Healthcare Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RGHG), announced today thatit has entered into a contract to provide a study for the Office of theCalifornia Attorney General describing the possible effects that theproposed sale of Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California, mayhave on the delivery, accessibility and availability of healthcare
Five win $98,071 taken by attorney now dead (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS — A state board has awarded $98,071 to five former clients of a long-time Preble County attorney who took money from them under false pretenses and failed to pay it back before he committed suicide in 2002.
Defense attorney pleads to own guilt (The Palm Beach Post)
Veteran criminal defense attorney John Garcia pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of helping a drug dealer and former client conceal financial transactions and lying about it to drug enforcement agents.
Victims reimbursed after theft by attorney (Middletown Journal)
COLUMBUS — A state board has awarded $98,071 to five former clients of a long-time Preble County attorney who allegedly took money from them under false pretenses and failed to pay it back before he committed suicide in 2002.
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.
Attorney: Client didn’t download porn (The Advocate)
A Baker man on trial for possession of child pornography on computers at his residence in 2003 did not download the images, a defense attorney said Monday in his opening statement.
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.
Encyclopedia teams professor, attorney (Lawrence Journal-World)
A Kansas University professor and a Lawrence attorney have collaborated on a new two-volume book that examines the issue of privacy in the United States through current and historical perspectives.
High Court pulls up lawyer for seeking withdrawal of PIL (New Kerala)
Chennai, Dec 4: Madras High Court today pulled up a lawyer who sought withdrawal of a public interest litigation he filed against former AIADMK education Minister M Thambidurai for sanctioning his own educational institution while allegedly denying affiliation to some others.
Attorney general taking action in cornhole game case (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS | The Chesterton man accused of selling bean bag games to more than 30 people and failing to deliver the products now faces a lawsuit from the Indiana attorney general's office.
Attorney: Fraud trial centers on 'he said, she said' (Lahontan Valley News)
A defense attorney representing a man accused of committing fraud against Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford's ex-wife told the jury Monday the whole case is the result of a relationship that went bad.
Lawyer: ‘Cheese’ won’t curdle -- Reputed mob boss pleads not guilty (Boston Herald)
Carmen “The Big Cheese” DiNunzio, the 400-pound eatery owner who allegedly runs Boston’s Mafia, is “a big boy” who won’t melt from the heat and vehemently denies being a mob wheel, his downtown lawyer said yesterday.
Ross attorney asks judge to recuse herself (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney for a Layton couple at the heart of a financial scandal at the Davis County School District accused a federal judge of bias and called for her recusal during a hearing Monday.
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Defense attorney has a storied history in Utah's legal community (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Salt Lake City defense attorney Paul Gotay - whom federal prosecutors are trying to disqualify from representing a Layton couple charged with stealing school grant money - has a storied history in Utah's legal community. In 1998 he brandished a gun at Mormon missionaries during an owner-tenant dispute at his Salt Lake City office building.
Boot lawyer off case, feds urge (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Prosecutors are seeking to disqualify the lawyer for a Layton couple accused of stealing federal grant money from Davis School District, claiming he gave legal advice to witnesses in the criminal investigation. The defense attorney, Paul Gotay, denies that his actions have caused a legal conflict that would require him to step down and is fighting to continue his representation of Susan G.
Sierra Club uneasy with attorney's role in draft (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The Sierra Club is accusing Ogden City of allowing an attorney for entrepreneur Chris Peterson to essentially write the ordinance that would govern approval of Peterson's large project in the east-side foothills. In a letter to the Planning Commission on Monday, Dan Schroeder, conservation chair of the Sierra Club's Ogden chapter, says a series of e-mails between the attorney and the city
Apology for Sir Paul's lawyer (Times Online)
LONDON Fiona Shackleton, the lawyer for Sir Paul McCartney, won an apology and undisclosed damages from Associated Newspapers over suggestions that she would indulge in smear tactics....
City attorney to resign Jan. 1 (The Leaf Chronicle)
City Attorney David Haines announced his resignation Monday at the City Council's informal meeting.
City attorney says he'll retire (Tulsa World)
Alan Jackere will retire Jan. 2 amid a personnel probe. The mayor names a former judge as interim city attorney.
Mccartneys Lawyer Wins Damages Over Smear Claims (ContactMusic)
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's divorce lawyer has won damages from a British newspaper firm which falsely predicted she would indulge in "smear tactics". FIONA
Kulzer's lawyer's request a mystery (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BENNINGTON -- A Rutland lawyer wants to stop representing a man awaiting sentencing for murder because of something his client sent to the judge. ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Herald Staff
Medical pot group hires lawyer to fight closure (Lodi News-Sentinel)
Locals prescribed marijuana to fight pain and illness may soon be breathing cloudy sighs of relief, with a nonprofit group announcing Monday through a lawyer that it would fight city plans to close its downtown medical marijuana dispensary.
Attorney wants to be removed from Kulzer case (The Burlington Free Press)
BENNINGTON — The attorney representing a man convicted of killing his son’s friend wants to be removed from the case, citing irreconcilable differences with his client.
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.