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Labor lawyer pushed for women's workplace rights (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Vladeck won major court cases during women's movement. Judith P. Vladeck, a prominent labor lawyer and ardent advocate of women's rights in the workplace, particularly on college campuses, died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 83 and lived in New York City.
Defense praises recusal of attorney in Duke case (Deseret Morning News)
The district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case asked the state attorney general on Friday to take over the troubled prosecution, saying he faced a conflict of interest because of ethics charges filed against him by the state bar, officials involved in the case said.
Attorney wants out of Duke case (Sun-Sentinel)
RALEIGH, N.C. · Facing ethics charges that could lead to his disbarment, the embattled district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case asked the state attorney general Friday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over.
A Bangor lawyer is second to join race for district judge (The Morning Call)
Candidates hope to fill seat vacated by Elmo Frey Jr.'s retirement. A Bangor lawyer announced Friday she will run for district judge in Nazareth, becoming the second person in two days to enter the race to replace District Judge Elmo Frey Jr.
Legislation introduced in response to U.S. attorney appointments (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Days after the attorney general named a former White House official to serve an interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Sen. Mark Pryor added his name Thursday to a bill to restrict the attorney general's appointment power.
State's first black district attorney says, 'This is a new day' (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
DALLAS A lawyer who had no luck getting hired as an assistant at the Dallas County district attorney's office -- now runs the place. Craig Watkins is the...
Lawyer guilty of killing girlfriend, her son (Birmingham News)
A lawyer who beat his girlfriend and her 9-year-old son, then killed both, was convicted Friday of two counts of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
State's first black district attorney says, 'This is a new day' (KXAN 36 Austin)
DALLAS A lawyer who had no luck getting hired as an assistant at the Dallas County district attorney's office -- now runs the place.
District attorney wants off Duke lacrosse case (Orange County Register)
Facing ethics charges that could lead to his disbarment, the embattled district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case asked the state attorney general in North Carolina on Friday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case.
U.S. attorney opens probe into Apple options rigging (San Jose Mercury News)
The U.S. Attorney's Office said late Friday that it has opened a criminal investigation into the stock options backdating scandal at Apple.
Lawyer Loses License for Real Estate Fraud (The Ledger)
An embattled Lakeland lawyer has been suspended from practicing law for three years, according to The Florida Bar Association. A court order issued last month barred Robert Emerson Jackson II from practicing law, retroactive to Sept. 13, according to the state Supreme Court records.
District attorney in Duke case asks state to appoint special prosecutor (The Plain Dealer)
Raleigh, N.C.- Facing ethics charges that could lead to his disbarment, the district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case asked the state attorney general Friday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case.
Family of slain teen hiring top lawyer (Canada.com)
TORONTO -- The family of Adam De Prisco, a young Woodbridge, Ont., man killed in Acapulco, plans to hire prominent Toronto lawyer Edward Greenspan to advocate on their behalf because they believe Mexican authorities are covering up the truth.
Family of slain teen hiring top lawyer (Vancouver Province)
TORONTO -- The family of Adam De Prisco, a young Woodbridge, Ont., man killed in Acapulco, plans to hire prominent Toronto lawyer Edward Greenspan to advocate on their behalf because they believe Mexican authorities are covering up the truth.
Attorney: Drug mule grandma's prosecution discriminatory (The Daily Dispatch)
BISBEE - The attorney for a Douglas grandmother who was found guilty of running drugs wants a judge to overturn the conviction on the grounds that prosecutors discriminated against her for being a U.S. citizen and a resident of Cochise County.
Lawyer sentenced to life without parole in rage slayings (The Daily Comet)
A judge sentenced a Birmingham lawyer to life in prison without parole for the slayings of his girlfriend and her 9-year-old son in what authorities described as a fit of rage.
Winthrop lawyer indicted on multiple charges (Boston Globe)
A Winthrop lawyer faces criminal charges following his indictment for theft, forgery, misuse of entrusted property and falsifying private records.
Lawyer sentenced to life without parole in rage slayings (FOX 10 Mobile)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A judge sentenced a Birmingham lawyer to life in prison without parole for the slayings of his girlfriend and her nine-year-old son in what authorities...
Durham DA Off Duke Lacrosse Case; Attorney General's Office Takes Over (Fox 6 News San Diego)
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper says it's now important to move quickly in the case.
N.C. Attorney General Takes Over Duke Case (New York Times)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The state attorney general's office agreed Saturday to take over the sexual assault case against three Duke University lacrosse players at the request of the embattled district attorney.
D.A. hands over case to attorney general (CBS Sportsline)
The state attorney general's office agreed Saturday to take over the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case at the request of the embattled district attorney.
Attorney General in N.C. Agrees to Take Duke Case (New York Times)
The state attorney general said his office would assume full control of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case.
N.C. attorney general takes over Duke case (Baltimore Sun)
State accepts D.A.'s request to step aside; special prosecutor to handle investigation of alleged sexual assault involving lacrosse team The state attorney general's office agreed today to take over the sexual assault case against three Duke University lacrosse players at the request of the embattled district attorney.
North Carolina Attorney General Takes Over Duke Assault Case (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will take over the kidnapping and sexual offense case against three Duke University lacrosse players after the local prosecutor, facing ethics charges, asked to be recused.
Duke lacrosse district attorney asks for special prosecutor (Ashland Daily Tidings)
RALEIGH, N.C. — Facing ethics charges that could lead to his disbarment, the embattled district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case has asked the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case.
State attorney general to take over Duke case (Newsday)
The North Carolina attorney general's office agreed Saturday to take over the sexual assault case against three Duke University lacrosse players at the request of the embattled district attorney.
Attorney says agents made up assault case evidence (North County Times)
CAMP PENDLETON ---- A hearing for a Marine officer accused of assaulting an Iraqi was halted Friday after a defense attorney alleged that Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents fabricated portions of statements that led to the charges against the lieutenant.
Lawyer sentenced to life without parole in rage slayings (NBC 15 Mobile)
A judge sentenced a Birmingham lawyer to life in prison without parole for the slayings of his girlfriend and her 9-year-old son in what authorities described as a fit of ...
Obituary: William S. Schweers / Attorney, marathoner paralyzed in 1993 N. Park bike accident (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
More than 13 years after he was found lying bleeding and unconscious on a road in North Park, attorney and marathoner William S. Schweers Sr. died Thursday from injury complications at his home in Franklin Park. He was 77.
Attorney to run for district judge (The Express-Times)
A Northampton County attorney who lives in Upper Nazareth Township has announced she will run for election to the district judge seat covering the Nazareth area.
Brent Batten: City, attorney conflict? (Naples Daily News)
Is this a conflict? Naples City Attorney Bob Pritt is a partner in the law firm of Roetzel and Andress. The city pays the firm about $276,000 a year to have Pritt sit in on council meetings and handle general legal duties.
Legislation introduced in response to U.S. attorney appointments (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Days after the attorney general named a former White House official to serve an interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Sen. Mark Pryor added his name Thursday to a bill to restrict the attorney general's appointment power.
Attorney for Bell's pals slams union's use of ads (New York Daily News)
An attorney for the two men wounded when Sean Bell was slain in a hail of 50 police bullets lashed out at the city's detectives union yesterday, accusing it of trying to influence potential grand jurors with ads.
Attorney general takes Duke case (Newsday)
The North Carolina attorney general's office agreed yesterday to take over the sexual assault case against three Duke University lacrosse players at the request of the embattled district attorney.
District attorney hands Duke case over to state (Provo Daily Herald)
Aaron Beard The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state attorney general's office agreed Saturday to take over the sexual assault case against three Duke University lacrosse players at the request of the embattled district attorney. Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, hamstrung by a flip-flopping witness and dogged by allegations that he made inflammatory statements to the ...
JAIL VISIT LAWYER ATTACKED (Sunday Mail)
NOTORIOUS drug dealer John Gorman tried to kidnap his own lawyer at knifepoint in jail. Gorman, jailed for 12 years after a police operation which wiped drugs worth £60million off the streets of Scotland, lunged at Bob McCormack as they sat in a visiting room.
Special prosecutor takes Duke case / Attorney general's office to review sex assault charges (San Francisco Chronicle)
North Carolina's attorney general said Saturday that his office would immediately assume full control of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case referred to him on Friday by Mike Nifong, the Durham County district attorney. "I wish I could tell you this...
Hawach lawyer seeks joint custody (The Age)
A lawyer acting for fugitive Canadian Melissa Hawach is trying to broker a joint custody deal with her estranged Australian husband.
Fugitive mother's lawyer pushes for joint custody deal (Sydney Morning Herald)
A LEBANESE lawyer acting for fugitive Canadian mother Melissa Hawach says he is trying to broker a legal deal with her Australian former husband, Joseph Hawach, which would give the estranged couple joint custody of their two daughters.
Lawyer cannot meet with Frenkel (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Jan 14 (Interfax) - Igor Trutnov, a lawyer for banker Alexei Frenkel, who is suspected of commissioning the murder of first deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank Andrei Kozlov, has stated that he is not allowed to meet with the defendant.
Lawyer: Deported imam being treated well in prison (WKYC Cleveland)
Lawyer: Deported imam being treated well in prison
Lawyer of Coca-Cola's Former Secretary Says She was Tricked (13 WMAZ Macon)
Prosecutors say a former Coca-Cola secretary took confidential documents from the beverage company and samples of products that had not been launched with the aim of selling them to Pepsi. However, her lawyer says she was duped by two ex-cons and did not commit a crime.
Lawyer: Former Carson City prosecutor to plead guilty to DUI (Las Vegas Sun)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The former chief prosecutor of the Carson City District Attorney's office will plead guilty to a drunken driving charge after her arrest last week in Reno, her lawyer said.
6:40 pm | Charlotte attorney represents Beckhams (The Charlotte Observer)
"The image I have of them is two hectic and harried parents taking care of little kids who are running around peeing in their pants," says Charlotte-based attorney Steve Hader, of his clients David and Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham.
Attorney Asks Eli Lilly Issue Warning on Zyprexa (Scoop.co.nz)
Attorney, Jim Gottstein, is calling for Eli Lilly to issue a Dr Doctor letter to warn prescribing physicians about the serious health risks associated with Zyprexa, which has become Lilly's top selling drug even though it is only approved to treat adults with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Lawyer says Saddam aides executed: CNN (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said he and another condemned aide were hanged on Monday, although there was no official confirmation.
Lawyer says Saddam aides executed -CNN (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters BAGHDAD, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said he and another condemned aide were hanged on Monday, although there was no official confirmation. Badia Aref told ...
Attorney General's office off to bad start (Dayton Daily News)
Attorney General Marc Dann's press shop is off to a rocky start. The first two press releases issued last week each contained errors — including the misspelling of the judge's name who swore Dann, a Democrat, into office.
Lawyer says Saddam aides executed: CNN (SABC News)
A lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said that his client and another condemned aide were hanged today, although there was no official confirmation.
Saddam aides hanged -lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Amid conflicting reports and what appeared to be a media blackout, a lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants said the former Iraqi president's two condemned aides were hanged on Monday.