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Jackson Ex-Lawyer Seeks $2M in Tape Suit (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Lawyer: Jordan to seek Guantánamo releases (Miami Herald)
A lawyer for a Britain-based group working on behalf of prisoners in Guantánamo Bay says the Jordanian government has agreed to ask Washington for the release of two of its detained citizens.
Attorney for boy's killer can't explain lie (Miami Herald)
The attorney for the man convicted of killing Jimmy Ryce was expected to take the stand Tuesday to explain how he got his client to lie on the stand -- and why. But instead of clearing up any confusion, former Assistant Public Defender Art Koch further muddied the record during a hearing Tuesday to determine if Juan Carlos Chavez should get a new trial because of mistakes made by his attorneys.
Jackson's Former Lawyer Sues Over Secret Video Tape (Fox News)
Jackson's Ex-Lawyer is suing the jet company XtraJet for $2 million after being secretly video taped on board the plane.
Pfizer Lawyer Questions Off-Label Restrictions (BrandWeek)
NEW YORK -- A top lawyer at Pfizer last week took the unusual position of publicly endorsing the right of drug companies to practice off-label marketing in certain instances.
Trooper was justified in shooting, county attorney says (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
VIRGINIA, Minn. A report has cleared a Minnesota state trooper who fatally shot a man on the Iron Range last November. The St. Louis County Attorney's office reviewed the case and found that Trooper Bryan Carey was justified when he shot Ronald Hannuksela, 50. Carey had recognized Hannuksela, who was wanted on several warrants, and stopped him in Eveleth on Nov. 28. After Hannuksela refused to ...
Tape can be helpful both ways: Lawyer (CNews)
A lawyer says the interrogation tape Robert Pickton's jury has been watching can provide ammo to both prosecutors and defence.
Fieger sues U.S. Attorney General (Detroit News)
Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger filed a federal lawsuit today against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Federal Election Commission, alleging a grand jury investigation of Fieger and his law firm is unlawful.
Greene Broillet & Wheeler Attorney Michael Avenatti Will Drive Porsche at the 2007 Grand-AM KONI Challenge Series to ... (The Auto Channel)
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Greene Broillet & Wheeler attorney Michael Avenatti and Synergy Racing today unveiled the racing livery of the No. 71 Porsche 997 which Avenatti will drive at this Friday ’ s 2007 Grand-AM KONI Challenge Series race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. The No. 71 Porsche ’ s hood will feature Camp Boggy Creek (located in Eustis, FL.) which is one of Paul ...
Jacksons Attorney Seeks 2 Million In Tape Suit (ContactMusic)
LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON's former attorney is seeking at least $2 million (GBP1 million) in damages for being secretly videotaped aboard a private jet
Interim U.S. attorney for Northern District of Iowa named (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES (AP) --- A Department of Justice civil rights attorney has been appointed on an interim basis to U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.
Reports Surface Targeting Relations Between Judge, Defense Attorney (Action News 4 Pittsburgh)
There are published reports surfacing that federal investigators are examining the relationship between Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning and defense attorney Pat Thomassey.
U.S. Attorney McKay to become professor at Seattle University (Seattle Times)
John McKay, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, is going back to school.
U.S. Attorney joining law school faculty (BizJournals)
U.S. Attorney John McKay, who announced in December that he would retire effective Friday, will join the faculty of the Seattle University Law School, McKay said Thursday.
Attorney: Cheerleading Coach Is Innocent, Devastated (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
An attorney representing the Ware Shoals cheerleading coach accused of inappropriate behavior with students said that she is devastated -- and innocent.
Perdue defends embattled lawyer as Richardson recusal is sought (AccessNorthGA)
Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday came to the defense of his embattled lawyer, state Rep. Larry O'Neal, who is facing an ethics charge that he engineered a $100,000 tax cut for his client, the governor.
Perdue defends embattled lawyer as Richardson recusal is sought (AccessNorthGA)
Georgia's top Republican state senator on Thursday dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Gov. Sonny Perdue's lawyer on a technicality, saying the charge against state Rep. Larry O'Neal had not been properly notarized.
Perdue defends embattled lawyer as Richardson recusal is sought (AccessNorthGA)
Georgia's top Republican state senator on Thursday dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Gov. Sonny Perdue's lawyer on a technicality, saying the charge against state Rep. Larry O'Neal had not been properly notarized.
Convicted Schoolteacher's Attorney Wants New Trial (WAPT.com)
An attorney for Elicia Hughes, the former Jackson schoolteacher sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband, has filed for a new trial.
Police: Ex-City Attorney Arrested In Drunken Driving (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
Madison police said that former city attorney Rick Petri was arrested on a charge of drunken driving on Thursday morning.
Ethics Complaint Against Perdue's Lawyer Dismissed (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's top Republican state senator Thursday dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Governor Sonny Perdue's lawyer on a technicality, saying the charge against state Representative Larry O'Neal was not properly notarized.
Florida: Padilla Lawyer Cited for Leak (New York Times)
A federal judge found that a lawyer for Jose Padilla, accused of being an operative for Al Qaeda, violated a court order by leaking sensitive wiretap transcripts to The New York Times.
U.S. Attorney McKay headed to Seattle U (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
U.S. Attorney John McKay has accepted a position at Seattle University
State freezes attorney's assets in cemetery investigation (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
LANSING, Mich. -- An Ingham County judge has frozen the assets of a Bloomfield Hills attorney to aid an investigation into the possible mismanagement of millions of dollars in cemetery...
McNulty Memo on Attorney-Client Privilege Blasted for Lack of Change (Law.com)
The McNulty memo, issued last month by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Paul McNulty as a revision of Justice Department guidelines for corporate attorney-client privilege waivers, seems to be garnering as much criticism as its predecessor. Critics say it merely recasts the former policy into a "don't ask, don't tell" version with little change in the pressures on companies. McNulty says he supports ...
Estate tax attorney had soft spot for animals (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
During a 57-year career, Andrew Forsyth earned a reputation as a capable estate tax attorney who handled many significant clients.
San Diego city attorney appeals ruling that prevents pension benefit roll back (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - City Attorney Michael Aguirre Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that prevents the roll back of certain pension benefits granted to San Diego city employees.
Boehner attorney hits McDermott on ethics (The Washington Times)
ASSOCIATED PRESS As a senior member of the House ethics committee, Rep. Jim McDermott had an obligation not to disclose the contents of an illegally taped telephone call involving House Republican leaders, an attorney for one of the House Republicans said yesterday.
Exiting attorney snubs 'politics' at PCFA (The Warren Reporter)
OXFORD -- Attorney James Broscious told the Pollution Control Finance Authority (PCFA) board he's no longer interested in representing the authority. After 21 years in the position, he's had enough.
PAEDOPHILE LAWYER IS FREE TO WORK (Daily Record)
A PAEDOPHILE who tried to set up a sex session with a primary-age schoolgirl and her mum has been given the chance to keep working...as a LAWYER. Solicitor Ian Donnelly, 43, begged a hooker to arrange the sick threesome and insisted that the child had to be younger than 11.
City administrator, attorney get new contracts in San Luis (The Yuma Sun)
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — San Luis City Manager Lee Maness and City Attorney Glenn Gimbut have new contracts.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Education Attorney Harassment Charges (The New York Sun)
A former city Department of Education attorney sexually harassed three female department employees, including a teacher and a principal, according to the results of an investigation released yesterday. In one alleged incident, the attorney, Marc Colman, who conducted grievance hearings for Region 1 in the Bronx, is accused of pulling open the shirt of a female subordinate, looking at her chest ...
Bellevue attorney pleads guilty (Seattle Times)
A Bellevue attorney pleaded guilty to charges of indecent exposure and stalking resulting from incidents in Redmond and Issaquah last year...
PAEDOPHILE LAWYER IS FREE TO WORK (Daily Record)
A PAEDOPHILE who tried to set up a sex session with a primary-age schoolgirl and her mum has been given the chance to keep working...as a LAWYER. Solicitor Ian Donnelly, 43, begged a hooker to arrange the sick threesome and insisted that the child had to be younger than 11.
AWOL lawyer back for trial in dancer slay (New York Daily News)
A Manhattan man accused of killing a young topless dancer finally went on trial yesterday after his lawyer showed up after going AWOL for three days.
Merck ignored Vioxx warning signs, lawyer tells jury (NorthJersey.com)
Merck & Co. failed to heed warning signs about the cardiovascular risks of its Vioxx painkiller before rushing it to market, said a lawyer for a man whose family blames his fatal heart attack on the drug.
Human Rights lawyer Tsunga briefly detained at airport (ZWNEWS.com)
Prominent human rights lawyer Arnold Tsunga said he was briefly detained by state agents at Harare International Airport Thursday. This was after they saw his name on a government ‘hit list.’
John Hooper -- lawyer, NATO representative (San Francisco Chronicle)
John A. Hooper, a former U.S. representative to NATO and San Francisco lawyer whose ancestors were early California pioneers, has died from complications related to old age. He was 89. Mr. Hooper was born in San Francisco on April 19, 1917. His father,...
State freezes attorney's assets in cemetery investigation (Lansing State Journal)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An Ingham County judge has frozen the assets of a Bloomfield Hills attorney to aid an investigation into the possible mismanagement of millions of dollars in cemetery trust funds, Attorney General Mike Cox says. Cox obtained a restraining order Wednesday temporarily freezing about $22 million in an account belonging to attorney Craig Bush, according to Cox's office. Bush ...
Father’s attorney: Charges in case of confined girl are unfair (Winona Daily News)
OSHKOSH, Wis. — The father and stepmother accused of mentally abusing their 13-year-old daughter by keeping her mostly confined to her upstairs bedroom for months and sometimes locking her inside were charged unfairly, an attorney for one of them said Thursday.
Guantanamo inmates facing worse conditions-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Some Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been moved to a new wing where they face the worst conditions since their arrival, as interrogators make a last attempt to extract confessions, a U.S. lawyer said on Friday.
State wants attorney called off CMS duo's case (The State Journal-Register)
Blagojevich administration lawyers want an attorney representing two fired state employees tossed off the case because he may be called as a witness in their upcoming civil service hearing.
Jackson lawyer sues over illegal recording (Digital Spy)
Michael Jackson's lawyer seeks damages for being secretly recorded.
Fincher attorney: Toss guilty verdict (NWAnews.com)
The attorney for Hollis Wayne Fincher wants the Washington County militia leader’s conviction this month for illegal gun possession thrown out of U.S. District Court in Fayetteville. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Attorney arrested while bailing out client (WBAY Green Bay)
MADISON, Wis. A former Madison city attorney is arrested for drunken driving after showing up at the police department to pick up a client who also was...
Boston attorney moves his (Groton Landmark)
GROTON -- Predicting continued growth in the Nashoba Valley area over the coming years, a local attorney said his new practice was positioned to take advantage of the opportunity.
Boston attorney moves his (Public Spirit)
GROTON -- Predicting continued growth in the Nashoba Valley area over the coming years, a local attorney said his new practice was positioned to take advantage of the opportunity.
Poultry Companies Want To Question Oklahoma Attorney General (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
Arkansas poultry companies targeted in a lawsuit over water quality in Oklahoma waterways want Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson to be considered a witness for the pending federal trial in Tulsa.
Attorney argues for new trial in Sjodin case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
FARGO, N.D. Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. deserves a new trial, an attorney for the man facing a death sentence for the killing of college student Dru Sjodin argued Friday.