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US Attorney's office: turnover won't affect Apple probe (Macworld.com via Yahoo! News)
The departure of several staff attorneys from the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Francisco will not hamper its ability to investigate stock options backdating cases, including one involving Apple Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Jobs, a spokesman said.
News: US Attorney's office: Turnover won't affect Apple probe (MacCentral Online)
Turnover in the US Attorney's Office in San Francisco doesn't affect its ability to investigate stock options backdating cases, a spokesman said.
Attorney general says meth use seems to be declining (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - The Montana attorney general and the Montana Meth Project released a report Wednesday they say shows attitudes in the state are turning against meth and appears to indicate use of the drug is declining. The joint report found that Montana emp ...
Lawyer threatens lawsuits (Boston Globe)
A Manchester lawyer says he didn't threaten hair salons with lawsuits unless they charged men and women the same prices.
Skelton lawyer believes fair trial chances gone (Stuff)
The lawyer for Jayden Headley's mother Kay Skelton will ask for criminal charges against his client to be dismissed as the Family Court judgments released yesterday will prevent her ever getting a fair trial.
State ordered to pay attorney fees for animal rights group (KTVA Anchorage)
The state has been ordered to pay attorney fees for an animal rights group over a lawsuit that temporarily halted Alaska's aerial wolf control program. The state must pay 95,000 in attorney fees to Connecticut-based Friends of Animals.
Ethics complaint targets lawmaker who is also Perdue's lawyer (AccessNorthGA)
Ethics allegations that dogged Gov. Sonny Perdue during his re-election campaign resurfaced on Wednesday as the governor's lawyer, state Rep. Larry O'Neal, was slapped with an ethics complaint alleging he got Perdue a $100,000 tax break.
Street's Attorney Asks Court To Overturn Convictions (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
Brian Street's attorney is asking a judge to grant his client a new trial or overturn convictions that determined Street sexually exploited his teenage stepdaughter.
Street's Attorney Asks Court To Overturn Convictions (KETV.com)
Brian Street's attorney is asking a judge to grant his client a new trial or overturn convictions that determined Street sexually exploited his teenage stepdaughter.
Developer hires lawyer in Deseronto land dispute (CBC Ottawa)
A Kingston, Ont., developer said on Wednesday that he has hired a lawyer to represent him in relation to an aboriginal land claim dispute in Deseronto, but it is not Clayton Ruby.
An Overland Park Attorney is Seeking Another Term as Democratic Chairman (WIBW-TV Topeka)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Overland Park attorney Larry Gates is seeking another two-year term as the Kansas Democratic Party's chairman. So far, Gates has no opponent for the job. The Democrats' state committee plans to meet March third to pick officers for 2007 and 2008.
A Hearing has been Set for Monday in fired Employees' Suit Against Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline (WIBW-TV Topeka)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A federal court hearing is set for Monday in the lawsuit filed against Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline by eight fired employees.
State Attorney Under Fire For Not Releasing Information (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Four local sheriffs are standing together and calling for the State Attorney to come clean. The sheriffs of four different counties said State Attorney John Tanner needs to come clean about a grand jury investigation. VIDEO: Four County Sherrifs Say State Attorney Isn't Playing Fair
Judge: Lawyer leaked Padilla transcripts (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for suspected al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla violated a court order by leaking his wiretapped phone conversations, a judge found Wednesday while not imposing a penalty.
Federal judge finds Padilla lawyer leak violated court order (Sun-Sentinel)
MIAMI -- A federal judge found Wednesday that a lawyer for alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla violated a court order by leaking sensitive wiretap transcripts to The New York Times but stopped short of taking any disciplinary action.
Lawyer for Jayden's mother furious (TVNZ)
The lawyer for the mother of Jayden Headley is spitting tacks at the release of less than flattering court documents relating to his client. The Family Court has allowed the publication of judgements made in the long-standing custody battle for the six-year old Hamilton boy.
Attorney general: Doctors can't face death penalty for abortions (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The penalty cannot be used against doctors who perform abortions without parental approval or during the third trimester, according to an opinion released Wednesday by Attorney General Greg Abbott.
State ordered to pay attorney fees for animal rights group (KTVF Fairbanks)
The state has been ordered to pay attorney fees for an animal rights group over a lawsuit that temporarily halted Alaska's aerial wolf control program.
Defense Attorney Says Mistakes Made in Case (WTRF)
Man charged thinks conviction should be overturned. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Attorney Elgine McCardle said her client, Leroy Charley, was the victim of a warrant-less arrest.
Judge gives Condit time to find new lawyer in suit against Dunne (The Fresno Bee)
In a lawsuit against writer Dominick Dunne, former California U.S. Rep. Gary Condit's lawyer was allowed to withdraw from the case Wednesday after saying he believed the case meritless.
Lawyer drops out of Condit case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit must find a new lawyer to represent him in a defamation suit after his attorney withdrew from the case Wednesday, saying he believed it was meritless.
County Attorney Threatens 8-Liner Crackdown (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
The Potter County Attorney's office says anyone who believes 8-liner machines are legal will get their chance to test that theory in court.
Judge gives Condit time to find new lawyer in suit against Dunne (San Diego Union-Tribune)
NEW YORK, 4:49 p.m. Jan. 24 (AP): In a lawsuit against writer Dominick Dunne, former California Congressman Gary Condit's lawyer was allowed to withdraw from the case Wednesday after saying he believed the case meritless.
Attorney General Lays Out Legislative Package (FOX 16 Little Rock)
We're in the middle of the third week of the legislative session and the attorney general laid out the issues he wants passed during this session.
Bangladesh's attorney general quits (Hindustan Times)
Bangladesh's attorney general quit on Wednesday in a move believed linked to the interim government's drive to depoliticise the administration following a crisis that forced the cancellation of elections.
Attorney suspended for allowing disbarred lawyer to work with client (Savannah Morning News)
Richmond Hill attorney Murl "Gene" Geary has been suspended from practice for a year for mishandling a case with disbarred lawyer Reginald "Bubba" Haupt.
Former Jackson lawyer seeks $2 million in suit over secret tape (The Fresno Bee)
Michael Jackson's former attorney is seeking at least $2 million in damages for being secretly videotaped aboard a private jet with the singer, a lawyer said Wednesday.
(UPDATE) ‘Atong’ Ang wasn’t pressured by gov’t -- lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) consultant Charlie "Atong" Ang was never pressured by the government to admit his participation in diverting P130-million of tobacco excise tax into the account of former president Joseph Estrada, his lawyer said.
Judge clears attorney of ethics lapse (The Star-Ledger)
An ethics investigation into West Orange Township Attorney Richard Trenk found that he did not break any laws when he failed to disclose his interest in a group seeking to purchase property next to a redevelopment zone, but that he "committed an error in judgment."
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Former Jackson lawyer seeks $2 million in suit over secret tape (The Star Online)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's former attorney is seeking at least $2 million (euro1.5 million) in damages for being secretly videotaped aboard a private jet with the singer, a lawyer said.
Jackson ex-lawyer seeks $2M in tape suit (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson's former attorney is seeking at least $2 million in damages for being secretly videotaped aboard a private jet with the singer, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Defendant, deputies scuffle in Sonoma courtroom / Cotati resident even gets hit in the face by his own attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
A defendant in a Sonoma County courtroom got rough justice Wednesday when he was punched in the face by his own attorney and shocked twice with a Taser stun gun after he tried to wrestle a court bailiff's gun from its holster. Cotati resident Martin E....
More file to run for attorney general (Lexington Herald-Leader)
More candidates are emerging to run for state attorney general. Yesterday Robert V. Bullock, who worked in the office for more than 30 years, announced his Democratic candidacy to be the state's chief law enforcement official.
More file to run for attorney general (Lexington Herald-Leader)
More candidates are emerging to run for state attorney general. Yesterday Robert V. Bullock, who worked in the office for more than 30 years, announced his Democratic candidacy to be the state's chief law enforcement official.
Family, too, accuses lawyer (The News & Observer)
Lawyer John McCormick disappeared six months ago, along with what's looking like about $2 million from his clients, friends, and now, even his family. In an attempt to recover the money, McCormick's wife and two others forced the lawyer into involuntary bankruptcy last year.
Attorney: Man on death row deserves freedom or new trial (The Plain Dealer)
Cincinnati- The attorney for a U.S.-British citizen on Ohio's death row urged federal judges on Wednesday to order the state to either free his client or hold another trial in the death of a 2-year-old girl in a fire two decades ago.
Bush to tap Iowan as U.S. attorney (The Des Moines Register)
President Bush will pick Elgin-native Matt Dummermuth to be the interim U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, following two retirements.
Appleton bar owners take fight to attorney general (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
APPLETON Appleton bar owners will take a campaign violation complaint to the state attorney generals office after a district attorneys recent decision not to pursue action against an anti-smoking group.
CONDIT'S ATTORNEY IS DUNNE (New York Post)
Not even former Rep. Gary Condit's lawyer is buying his slander suit against writer Dominick Dunne, citing "irreconcilable differences" with the embattled ex-politician to beg off the case. Manhattan federal Judge Peter Leisure excused attorney...
MIA LAWYER IS STILL AT IT (New York Post)
Yesterday was a third day of legal limbo for the Equinox personal trainer charged in the Upper East Side throat-slash murder of a beautiful young exotic dancer - his lawyer again failed to show up. Laura Miranda, has told Manhattan Supreme Court...
Star's lawyer seeks £1m damages (The Scotsman)
THE former lawyer of singer Michael Jackson is seeking at least £1 million in damages for being secretly videotaped aboard a private jet with the star.
Jackson lawyer sues over 'taping' (BBC News)
Michael Jackson's former lawyer seeks $2m in damages for being secretly recorded on a plane with the star.
Appeals court refuses to allow lawyer to withdraw in rape appeal (NWAnews.com)
The Arkansas Court of Appeals has denied a local lawyer’s motion to withdraw as attorney for a man convicted in 2005 of rape charges by a Washington County jury. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Former State Senator Says He Can't Afford Private Attorney (WKRN Nashville)
Former State Senator John Ford will be arraigned Thursday in Nashville. He's accused to taking nearly a million dollars in consultant fees from state Tenncare contractors. Ford was supposed to be arraigned last week, but the Former State Senator claims he can't afford a private attorney, and may need a public defender. | | In related news, Ford's nephew, Former Congressman Harold Ford Junior, ...
Ill attorney delays capital murder trial (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 6:35 AM- A capital murder trial set to begin this month in the 1984 slaying of a Box Elder County gas station attendant has been rescheduled for April 17. Glenn Howard Griffin's Jan. 23 trial was canceled because his defense attorney, John Caine, has been ill.
Former Halifax lawyer subject of new police probe (CBC Nova Scotia)
Halifax Regional Police have reopened their investigation of disgraced lawyer Srinivassen Pillay after three fraud charges were withdrawn earlier this year.
Lawyer to review Mount Pearl boundary bid (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
The Newfoundland and Labrador government has tapped a veteran lawyer to assess the City of Mount Pearl's application to claim a chunk of land in neighbouring St. John's.
Tulsa attorney becomes district's fist black female judge (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
TULSA, Okla. A Tulsa attorney hired as a special district judge is the first black woman to join the district court bench in Tulsa. Wilma Palmer was hired yesterday by...
Jackson lawyer sues over 'taping' (BBC News)
Michael Jackson's former lawyer seeks $2m in damages for being secretly recorded on a plane with the star.