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Attorney General Gonzales to Deliver Remarks and Hold Media Availability on Justice Dept Efforts to Combat Child (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to Deliver Remarks and Hold Media Availability on Justice Department Efforts to Combat Child Exploitation
UPDATE:Bill Unveiled To Protect Attorney-Client Privilege (Nasdaq)
(Adds comment from the Justice Department, former Attorney General Thornburgh, Sen. Specter and the ACLU.)
Gov’t deports American human rights lawyer (INQ7.net)
CEBU CITY -- An American human rights lawyer has been banned from the Philippines ahead of next week’s summit of Southeast Asian leaders in Cebu province, officials said.
HP Reaches Resolution with California Attorney General of Claims Arising from Board Leak Investigation (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
PALO ALTO, Calif.----HP today announced that it has entered into an agreement Editorial with the California Attorney General to resolve civil claims arising from the previously disclosed investigation into leaks from its board of directors.
Miami Lawyer Ellis Rubin Says He's In Last Stages Of Cancer (NBC 6 Miami)
Longtime defense lawyer Ellis Rubin, known for his unorthodox and sometimes flamboyant tactics over a 55-year legal career, said he is in the last stages of advanced cancer.
Albert Lea City Attorney examines Rochester bus accident (KAALtv.com)
(KAAL) -- The case involving a 24-year-old Rochester woman being hit and killed by a Rochester City Lines bus while roller-blading this summer will be looked over by the Albert Lea City Attorney.
Miami lawyer Ellis Rubin says he's in last stages of cancer (FOX 10 Mobile)
MIAMI Long-time defense lawyer Ellis Rubin says he is in the last stages of advanced cancer. Rubin says doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach have...
Lawyer Wants to Query Coca-Cola Workers (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for a former Coca-Cola secretary charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from the beverage giant asked a federal judge Thursday to allow her to question certain company employees in preparation for next month's trial.
College students damaged by 'Borat' movie: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two US college students featured in the smash-hit comedy movie "Borat" suffered damage to their reputations after appearing in the film, a lawyer representing the pair said.
Sierra Leone: U.S. Lawyer Appointed Chief Prosecutor for UN-Backed Court (AllAfrica.com)
The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone announced today that it has appointed an experienced lawyer from the United States as its next Chief Prosecutor.
Lawyer in trade secrets case wants to question Coke employees (WIS News 10 Columbia)
A lawyer for a former Coca-Cola secretary charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets asked a federal judge Thursday to allow her to question certain Coke employees in preparation for next month's trial.
US Lawyer Appointed For UN-Backed Court (Scoop.co.nz)
New York, Dec 7 2006 6:00PM The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone announced today that it has appointed an experienced lawyer from the United States as its next Chief Prosecutor.
Calderon announces new Attorney General (NDTV)
Mexico's new Attorney General, Eduardo Medina Mora, assumed his post after his nomination was approved by the Senate on Thursday, promising to wage a "firm, categorical" fight against corruption and take on organised crime groups he compared to the Cosa Nostra.
Phillipsburg labor attorney search ends (The Warren Reporter)
The school board's search for a new labor attorney came to a sudden, unexpected end when the board eliminated the position. The decision, made at the board's Nov. 27 meeting, came after having deadlocked on two candidates. It also came amidst teachers' contract negotiations.
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.
McDonough administrator, attorney escape pay freeze (Henry Herald)
McDonough’s high-priced city administrator and attorney have dodged a pay freeze imposed by the City Council on several employees.
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.
Attorney pleased with 'slap on the wrist' (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
A "slap on the wrist" verdict has pleased the attorney of a man who plead guilty to criminal charges of attempted disposal of waste in Lynwood. The attorney said his client is as well.
Bayan slams deportation of American labor lawyer (INQ7.net)
DAVAO CITY -- The deportation of American labor lawyer Brian Campbell by Philippine authorities only shows the Arroyo government's anxiety over its excesses and getting international attention, the leader of a militant leader said Friday.
Lawyer: Key witness in Litvinenko case could be questioned Friday (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
MOSCOW (AP) - A key witness in the poisoning death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko could give testimony to British investigators Friday, his lawyer said.
State legislator wants attorney general's advice on junior college records (The Decatur Daily)
MONTGOMERY (AP) — A state legislator asked the attorney general Thursday to determine whether acting junior college Chancellor Thomas Corts must release a list of legislators who had projects for their district hidden in the budget of two-year colleges.
Lawyer Rubin says death from cancer is near (St. Petersburg Times)
Longtime defense lawyer Ellis Rubin, known for unorthodox and sometimes flamboyant tactics over a 55-year career, said he is in the last stages of cancer.
Committee picks new Rice County attorney (Hutchinson News)
LYONS - The Rice County Republican Central Committee appointed Assistant Barton County Attorney Scott McPherson to be the new Rice County attorney on Thursday night.
Deported lawyer prodded US firms to sign letter on killings (INQ7.net)
THE American labor lawyer who deported upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Wednesday was instrumental in the issuance of a letter of concern from US retail giants over political killings in the Philippines, a non-government organization said Friday.
HP to pay $14.5 million to settle / California Attorney General Lockyer filed civil lawsuit over spying scandal (San Francisco Chronicle)
Hewlett-Packard Co. will pay $14.5 million to settle a civil complaint filed by outgoing California Attorney General Bill Lockyer in connection with the spying scandal that stemmed from the company's botched probe of boardroom leaks to journalists. A...
Lawyer gets prison for money scam (Salem Statesman Journal)
Thomas Knapp, a former Salem lawyer who pleaded guilty this year to a money-laundering charge, was sentenced Thursday to a year in federal prison and ordered to pay about $313,000 restitution, officials said.
Lawyer testifies on goal to steer money from Hamas (Daily Southtown)
A lawyer who sued Mohammed Salah for supporting Hamas terrorism years before similar criminal charges were filed against the Bridgeview resident testified Thursday that his goal was to strangle the stream of American money flowing to the militant Palestinian group.
Tampa Attorney arrested for marijuana use (Tampa Bay's 10)
Tampa, Florida - Tampa police officers stopped attorney Jeffrey Alan Blau as he left his office Thursday night on Davis Islands in Tampa. Officers said they received information indicating he was in possession of quantities of marijuana.
Incoming attorney general may keep Hatch on staff (Minnesota Public Radio)
Attorney General-elect Lori Swanson has asked outgoing Attorney General Mike Hatch to stay on, a role reversal that would make him an assistant under her.
Limited sanctions for attorney in Barnett case (Sierra Vista Herald)
BISBEE — A judge on Thursday imposed limited sanctions against an attorney who sued and then dropped charges against the wife and brother of rancher Roger Barnett in a civil claim that accused Barnett of threatening a hunting party with an assault-style rifle.
Lawyer says key witness in Litvinenko case could be questioned Friday (USA Today)
A key witness in the poisoning death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko could give testimony to British investigators Friday, his lawyer said.
Former Kansas lawyer gets 5-year sentence in enticement case (Jefferson City News Tribune)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former suburban Kansas City lawyer accused of trying to entice a child to have sex was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
Accused child murderer given approval for a new attorney (Tahoe Daily Tribune)
Accused murderer Ulysses Roberson was granted a change of attorney which could influence the date for his trial.
Bourne sworn in as new Anguilla Attorney General (The Royal Gazette)
Former Bermuda Solicitor General Wilhelm Bourne has been sworn in as the new Attorney General of Anguilla. According to a report on radiojamaica.com, Mr. Bourne promised to serve Anguilla “fairly, even-handedly and to the best of his ability”.
Attorney faces trial on drug charges (The Saginaw News)
Prosecutors say Saginaw attorney Steven E. Eimers is a failed drug dealer, a paranoid gun-toter and a swinger prone to trysts with his female clientele.
Connecticut attorney general adds Allstate to probe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said on Friday that his antitrust probe into the insurance industry includes Allstate Corp. , the largest publicly traded auto and home insurer.
Specter bill would ban waiver on attorney-client privileges (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter yesterday introduced legislation that would prohibit the Justice Department from pressuring companies and their employees to waive their attorney-client privileges during government investigations.
Outside attorney to review fatal bus crash (Post-Bulletin)
An Aug. 22 fatal traffic accident involving a Rochester City Lines bus has been referred to the Albert Lea city attorney for review
Limited sanctions for attorney in Barnett case (The Daily Dispatch)
BISBEE - A judge on Thursday imposed limited sanctions against an attorney who sued and then dropped charges against the wife and brother of rancher Roger Barnett in a civil claim that accused Barnett of threatening a hunting party with an assault-style rifle.
C.A. Rejects Attorney’s Lien Claim in Scientology Case (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
The Court of Appeal for this district has rejected an attorney’s claim to a portion of the millions of dollars recovered by a former Scientologist in the decades-long suit over what he said were coercive tactics by the church.
Jacksonville attorney suspended (BizJournals)
The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a Jacksonville attorney from practicing law in Florida for one year.
Lawyer slams 'Pornaments' (News 24 South Africa)
The selling of pornaments at novelty stores across Florida has led a Miami lawyer to ask stores to stop sales, or else face legal action.
Attorney General: Options limited on tracking tests of home schoolers (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - The state attorney general's office says school authorities have limited options for tracking the testing of home-schooled students.
Deported US lawyer behind US ‘protest’ (INQ7.net)
THE American labor lawyer who was barred from entering the country last Wednesday was instrumental in the issuance of a letter of concern from United States-based business groups about the political killings in the Philippines, according to a non-government organization.
Tunisia: Imprisoned Lawyer's Wife And Three Companions Harassed By Police And Attacked By Youths to Prevent Prison Visit (AllAfrica.com)
Reporters Without Borders has condemned the use of police roadblocks and physical attacks by groups of youths to prevent Samia Abbou and three companions - opposition politician Moncef Marzouki, journalist Slim Boukhdir and lawyer Samir Ben Amar - from visiting her husband, leading dissident lawyer and human rights activist Mohammed Abbou in Kef prison.
West Lake Lawyer Charged With Indecency (CBS 42 Austin)
A West Lake Hills lawyer has been charged with molesting two boys. Martin Everett Turner, 63, was a Boy Scout troop leader in 1980. Get our video and stories on your cell phone. Subscribe to CBS 42 To Go.
Danville lawyer died from gunshot wound, not fire (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
It was a gunshot, not a fire that killed a Danville lawyer. Police say an autopsy determined that Gary Bengston died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Lawyer of rape suspect says victim's statement on attack is inconsistent (Gulf News)
Dubai: The lawyer of a rape suspect has said that the Filipino complainant gave an inconsistent statement of the "fabricated rape incident".
Calif. Attorney General Attempting Deal Between HP, Pretext Victims (TechWeb via Yahoo! News)
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is working to settle any victims' claims arising from Hewlett-Packard's probe into media leaks, which involved pretexting, or deception, to obtain phone records.
Killing suspect's lawyer says he's shocked that he's being charged (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
PHOENIX A lawyer for a man who police believe shot nine people to death in the Phoenix area says Mark Goudeau is innocent -- and that he was shocked to hear he's been linked...