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Why has a prominent Sydney lawyer bought into struggling API? (Crikey)
Why has well-known Sydney criminal lawyer Christopher Murphy suddenly become a substantial shareholder in struggling drugs distributor and chemist, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries?
Group urges China against lawyer rules (AP via Yahoo! News)
China should repeal restrictions imposed on lawyers that limit their ability to represent clients with grievances against the government, the group Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Attorney Behind Bars For Allegedly Taking Money (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)
A local attorney is behind bars after being arrested, charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients settlements Sunday.
Lawyer files graft raps vs JDV, et al (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer on Monday filed graft charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against majority lawmakers who passed a resolution to convene Congress into a constituent assembly without the Senate.
Nevada Attorney General-elect, Husband Named to Gibbons' Transition Team (News 4 Reno)
Democratic Attorney General-elect Catherine Cortez Masto and her husband, U-S Secret Service special agent Paul Masto, have been named to a 14-member team designed to help smooth Republican Governor-elect Jim Gibbons' transition into office.
Attorney Daniel Curtin, land use guru, dead at 73 (BizJournals)
Daniel J. Curtin Jr., a former Walnut Creek city attorney who was known as the dean of California land use law, died suddenly Nov. 30. He was 73 years old.
Fargo attorney suspended, expecting lawsuit (Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - Attorney James Bullis will soon find himself in a chair next to attorneys working on his behalf. The North Dakota Supreme Court last month issued a 90-day suspension against Bullis, 40, of Fargo, for conflicts of interest in his role with Intellisol, a now-defunct software company.
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.
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.
Supreme state attorney criticises state attorneys -- press (České noviny)
Prague- Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka last week sharply criticised state attorneys for often being "dominated" by the police although they should be the guarantee of preparatory court proceedings, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes today.
Watchdog Report: State attorney's latest case: money for hiring (Miami Herald)
[email protected] Katherine Fernández Rundle, the Miami-Dade state attorney since 1993, is sounding the alarm that new attorneys coming to her district cannot afford to come here because of the low starting salary of $39,000 and the high cost of housing and living in South Florida.
CU rape suspect fires third attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
A man accused of raping a teenager on the University of Colorado's campus in March 2005 and then an inmate at the Boulder County Jail in September 2005 fired his third attorney Friday morning and will represent himself in at least one of the cases.
Bethlehem, county can't split cash, lawyer says (The Morning Call)
Solicitor says leftover road money may be used only on bond issue projects. Bethlehem and Northampton County cannot split the $2.2 million left over from building a road into the former Bethlehem Steel land, County Council's lawyer says.
Disgraced lawyer could testify (Chicago Sun-Times)
Bob Cooley, the onetime crooked lawyer who became a crucial witness to bring down lawyers, judges and mobsters decades ago in Operation Gambat, could be called as a witness in an unlikely case: a Chicago Police torture trial.
Air Force lawyer's 22-year lie over (Chicago Tribune)
Senior officer hid that he had been disbarred A top Air Force lawyer who served at the White House and in a senior position in Iraq turns out to have been practicing law for 22 years without a license.
New Hanover Sheriff, Distict Attorney May Shed Light On Teen Shooting Case (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
The New Hanover County sheriff and district attorney will hold a news conference Monday to discuss the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Peyton Strickland.
Lawyer to block cash offer for spraying victims (CBC New Brunswick)
A lawyer who wants to sue Ottawa on behalf of former workers at CFB Gagetown says he'll try to block a federal compensation package expected for people harmed by herbicide spraying.
Gunman believed lawyer was cheating him (CNN.com)
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The gunman who went on a deadly shooting spree at a downtown law office was convinced a toilet he invented for truck drivers would transform his quiet life, his family said.
Milan lawyer denies Sheva link (Eurosport)
Milan's lawyer Leandro Cantamessa has strenuously denied rumours linking them with Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko.
Attorney Behind Bars For Allegedly Taking Money (Click 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- A local attorney has been arrested and charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients settlements, KPRC Local 2 reported.
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 General Warns of Gift Card Pitfalls (KSFX Ozarks FOX)
If you are considering giving gift cards as holiday gifts this year, the Missouri Attorney General says be sure you read the fine print. The National Retail Federation estimates gift card purchases of $25 billion this holiday season, up from $18.5 billion last year.
Bill Young to be rehired in district attorney's office (The Shelby Star)
SHELBY — Incoming District Attorney Rick Shaffer plans to hire the man he is set to replace at the beginning of next year. Shaffer said Friday he will offer current District Attorney Bill Young a position as an assistant district attorney specifically to handle murder cases.
County attorney figure in e-mail spat reassigned (The Arizona Republic)
The Maricopa County Attorney's office has resassigned its spokesman after he refused to allow college journalism students attend press conferences and exchanged sharp messages with a journalism professor lobbying on their behalf, calling him an ''oaf.''
Lawyer who got residential schools deal was paid $2.5 million (CBC)
The lawyer who negotiated a settlement for aboriginal residential school students was paid more than $2.5 million for the work, according to documents obtained by CBC News.
Ghana: A Legal Dispute Between CHRAJ & Attorney-General Brews (AllAfrica.com)
A likely constitutional dispute is brewing between the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Attorney-General (AG)'s Office over whether or not the Attorney General is obliged to implement every recommendation made by the Commission.
Ash is maligned for political reasons: Lawyer (Sify News)
Amid reports that actress Aishwarya Rai was being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for receiving Rs 50 lakh through hawala channels, her lawyer on Monday alleged that his client was being maligned for "political reasons" and said she had not been contacted by ED in this regard.
Ash lawyer trashes cash connection (IBN via Yahoo! India News)
Aishwarya Rai s lawyer Girish Kulkarni on Monday alleged that her client was being maligned.
Hair sample provided no clues in Ianiero case: lawyer (CBC Toronto)
A hair found in the hand of Nancy Ianiero, one of two Ontarians murdered at a Cancun-area resort earlier this year, never yielded any DNA evidence, contrary to what Mexican authorities claimed at the time, Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan says.
Va. Attorney General Proposes Tracking of Sex Offenders' Online Identitites (Washington Post)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced plans today for legislation to require convicted sex offenders to register their online identities with the state.
Judge disqualifies attorney for couple accused of defrauding Davis schools (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 12:44 PM- A federal magistrate on Monday disqualified attorney Paul Gotay from representing a Layton couple accused of bilking the Davis School District of millions of dollars meant to help disadvantaged students, ruling the lawyer has actual and potential conflicts in the case. U.S. Magistrate Brooke Wells made her decision after hearing arguments on a prosecution motion to remove
Lawyer drops suit against professional football player (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK -- A local lawyer has dropped his lawsuit against Hampton native and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams, The Virginian-Pilot learned today. The attorney, Carl La Mondue, filed a notice . . .
Attorney puts missing woman's character on trial (Oakland Tribune)
OAKLAND — The defense attorney representing murder suspect Hans Reiser painted missing mother Nina Reiser as a woman who had been engaging in deviant sexual behavior and whose family has ties to
Ianiero family lawyer calls on Ottawa to intervene in Mexican murder case (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - The lawyer for the family of a Canadian couple brutally slain at a Mexican resort 10 months ago wants Ottawa to apply some diplomatic pressure.
Success from smalltown N.D.: Former Tolna star Carla Christofferson, a big-city lawyer in L.A., becomes part owner of (Devils Lake Journal)
When Carla Christoff-erson was a smalltown North Dakota farm girl growing up near Tolna, she never envisioned the heights she would ascend to as a 39-year-old lawyer in Los Angeles.
Local News Ianiero lawyer calls on Ottawa (Thunder Bay Post)
The lawyer for the family of a Canadian couple murdered in Mexico in February says its wrong for Mexico to abandon the investigation. Speaking in Toronto Monday, Edward Greenspan lashed out at the decision to stop trying to find out who killed Nancy and Domenic Ianiero.
Woman indicted in ex-lawyer's death (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A woman has been indicted for leaving the scene of an accident that killed an ex-lawyer in Warren County more than two months ago.
Former U.S. attorney to prosecute Sierre Leone war crimes (WOI-TV Des Moines)
Stephen Rapp, a former U-S attorney in Cedar Rapids, will help prosecute leaders who oversaw atrocities committed during the West African country's civil war in 1996.Rapp says being selected is a great honor.Among the leaders he'll be prosecuting will be former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
Attorney Sexual Misconduct (WKBN27)
A valley attorney will be sentenced in February, after admitting that he lied to state investigators about his sexual misconduct with clients. The trial for Ed Sturgeon was supposed to get underway today in Franklin County, instead though the former lawyer pleaded guilty to 3- counts of perjury.
Attorney Says Not Murder; Valley Marine Was Overwhelmed (KFSN-TV Fresno)
The Valley Marine accused of killing his child pleaded not guilty in court Monday morning. Quiroz' attorney says it all comes down to "intent", and he says his client never intended to hurt his baby.
Lawyer: Vela Was Coerced Into Helping In Deadly Bank Robbery (KETV.com)
MADISON, Neb. -- A lawyer for one of the gunmen in the 2002 Norfolk bank murders argued on Monday that his client was forced to participate in the plot.
Hair sample provided no clues in Ianiero case: lawyer (CBC Ottawa)
A hair found in the hand of Nancy Ianiero, one of two Ontarians murdered at a Cancun-area resort earlier this year, never yielded any DNA evidence, contrary to what Mexican authorities claimed at the time, Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan says.
Murdoch didn't get a fair trial: lawyer (The West Australian)
Bradley John Murdoch's murder conviction for the shooting death of British backpacker Peter Falconio was a "substantial miscarriage of justice" his lawyer has told the opening of a four-day appeal in the NT.
Attorney drops Williams lawsuit (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A Norfolk, Va., attorney who claimed he gave money to Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams while he was a player at Virginia Tech has dropped a lawsuit against the rookie. Carl La Mondue filed suit against Williams, a Hampton native, and his father last month, demanding they reimburse him about $55,000. La Mondue filed a notice in Norfolk Circuit Court on Thursday that he was withdrawing the
Lawyer: Con-con delegates can be appointed (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of President Arroyo on Tuesday urged Speaker Jose de Venecia to appoint instead of elect members of the proposed constitutional convention that would amend the Charter.
Aishwarya's lawyer denies Enforcement Directorate probe, says actor 'maligned' (New Kerala)
Mumbai, Dec 11: Amid reports that actress Aishwarya Rai was being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for receiving Rs 50 lakh through hawala channels, her lawyer today alleged her client was being maligned for "political reasons" and said she has not been contacted by ED in this regard.
Envy's attorney slams Guinta over liquor license denial (New Hampshire Union Leader)
An attorney for Envy Restaurant yesterday said when Mayor Frank Guinta targeted the establishment for closure, he didn't do his homework. She said he shouldn't be making the decision about Envy's liquor license.
Attorney Disbarred After Deal Gone Bad Ponders Destruction of 56-Year Career (Law.com)
In 1961, at age 38, Morton S. Robson was stepping down from a stint as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Looking ahead to a career in private practice and perhaps political office, he sat beside Eleanor Roosevelt at the swearing-in of his successor as Manhattan's chief federal prosecutor, Robert M. Morgenthau.
Attorney: N.C. woman deserves new trial in husband's slaying (The Herald-Sun)
The attorney for a woman convicted of killing her husband, an Army major, told state Court of Appeals that her client deserves a new trial because the trial shouldn't have allowed testimony about the couple's sex lives.
Human rights lawyer, driver shot dead in Sorsogon (INQ7.net)
NAGA CITY -- A human rights lawyer and his driver was shot dead by two motorcycle riding men Tuesday in Sorsogon province as he was returning from a hearing at the regional trial court here, police said.