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Reichert to screen U.S. attorney candidates, McKay to be law prof (The Olympian)
SEATTLE -- Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., has been chosen to help select candidates to succeed John McKay as U.S. attorney for Western Washington, a post subject to Senate confirmation.
Mistrial after lawyer falters at closing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A judge declared a mistrial in an attempted-murder case after the defense lawyer said he couldn't continue his closing statement because he had lost his train of thought.
Rodriguez attorney argues for new trial (Minnesota Public Radio)
Attorney Richard Ney said prosecutors misstated facts and made inappropriate arguments during Rodriguez's trial last fall, and that the judge did not give the jury proper instructions regarding prosecutor misconduct.
Mistrial declared after Va. lawyer can't finish closing argument in attempted murder case (Boston Herald)
FARMVILLE, Va. - A judge declared a mistrial in an attempted-murder case after the defense lawyer said he couldn't continue his closing statement because he had lost his train of thought. Judge...
Michigan Judge Freezes Attorney's Assets (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Michigan judge has frozen the assets of an attorney to aid an investigation into the possible mismanagement of millions of dollars in cemetery trust funds, Attorney General Mike Cox says.
Attorney may try to move wildfire arson case to another court (The Fresno Bee)
The attorney for an auto mechanic charged with deliberately starting a wildfire that killed five firefighters told reporters Friday he may ask that the emotionally charged case be moved out of Riverside County.
Lawyer: Greek sprinter Thanou to return to competition (San Diego Union-Tribune)
ATHENS, Greece, 11:10 a.m. Jan. 26 (AP): Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou is set to the return to the track after a two-year ban. Thanou plans to compete in the 60 meters at next month's Greek indoor track championships, her first competitive race since the ban was lifted in December, her lawyer said Friday.
Spurs midfielder Davids agrees deal with Ajax-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids has agreed an 18-month contract with Ajax Amsterdam, according to his lawyer Robert Geerlings.
Spurs midfielder Davids agrees deal with Ajax-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids has agreed an 18-month contract with Ajax Amsterdam, according to his lawyer Robert Geerlings.
Lawyer: Wyeth ignored Prempro risks to boost sales (Daily Record)
Wyeth officials ''stuck their heads firmly in the sand" about cancer risks posed by the Prempro menopause drug to boost sales, a lawyer told jurors set to decide a breast-cancer survivor's claims against the company.
Black's Lawyer Says Radler's Testimony Shouldn't Be Believed (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Conrad Black's lawyer said David Radler, who helped Black build a publishing empire, shouldn't be believed when he testifies at his former partner's criminal trial in Chicago.
Attorney Doubts Evidence Against Arson Suspect (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The defense attorney for the man accused of igniting the deadly Esperanza wildfire last October said Friday that after reviewing 6,000 pages of investigative documents, he remains convinced the prosecution has, at best, a "circumstantial" case. SLIDESHOW: Esperenza Fire Burns In Cabazon
Attorney Doubts Evidence Against Arson Suspect (CBS 13 Sacramento)
The defense attorney for the man accused of igniting the deadly Esperanza wildfire last October said Friday that after reviewing 6,000 pages of investigative documents, he remains convinced the prosecution has, at best, a "circumstantial" case. SLIDESHOW: Esperenza Fire Burns In Cabazon
Mistrial after lawyer falters at closing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A judge declared a mistrial in an attempted-murder case after the defense lawyer said he couldn't continue his closing statement because he had lost his train of thought. Judge Ernest P. Gates Sr. also suggested that attorney James E. Sheffield seek medical help.
Assistant U.S. attorney for district retiring (Sioux City Journal)
Mike Hobart, 60, assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa since 1988, is retiring from that post effective Jan. 31. During his tenure in that post, he has represented the United States in civil, bankruptcy and criminal proceedings.
Attorney may try to move wildfire arson case to another court (CBS 47 Fresno)
The attorney for an auto mechanic charged with deliberately starting a wildfire that killed five firefighters told reporters today he may ask that the emotionally charged case be moved out ...
Attorney may try to move wildfire arson case to another court (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The attorney for an auto mechanic charged with deliberately starting a wildfire that killed five firefighters told reporters today he may ask that the emotionally charged case be moved out of Riverside County.
Attorney General Appealing Ruling in UI Frat Case (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
IOWA CITY - The state attorney general is appealing a court ruling against the University of Iowa. A judge ordered the state, the university and a school administrator to pay a fraternity $128,000.
Black's Lawyer Says Radler Should Not Be Believed (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Conrad Black's lawyer said David Radler, who helped Black build a publishing empire, shouldn't be believed when he testifies at his former partner's criminal trial in Chicago.
Fake Lawyer Gets Real One To Defend Him (NBC 5 Chicago)
An allegedly fake lawyer now has a real lawyer defending him.
Defense Attorney: "No Evidence Against Oyler" (KTLA 5)
The attorney for suspected serial arsonist Raymond Lee Oyler said today that, among the 6,000 pages of discovery handed over by prosecutors, there is no evidence directly linking his client to the deadly Riverside County wildfire that killed five federal firefighters.
Attorney will appeal road rage verdict (Rocky Mountain News)
The first man in Colorado history to be convicted of first-degree murder after his aggressive driving caused two deaths will appeal the decision, his attorney said today.
Lawyer named in Saskin probe (Slam! Sports)
TORONTO (CP) - Lawyer Sheila Block will conduct an investigation into the hiring of NHL Players' Association head Ted Saskin, despite initial opposition from some union members because of her previous ties to dissident player Chris Chelios.
Iowa Attorney Says Evidence Slim In Officer's Case (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
The Iowa attorney general says he does not have enough evidence to charge a Corning police officer with sexual assault.
Guantanamo Uighurs placed in 'nightmarish' solitary: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The US placed ethnic Uighur detainees from China at its Guantanamo prison under extremely brutal solitary confinement after they petitioned for their release in December, a lawyer has said in a court motion.
Guantanamo Uighurs placed in 'nightmarish' solitary: lawyer (TODAYonline)
A detainee is led back to his cell Camp Delta's Maximum Security area at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The US placed ethnic Uighur detainees from China at its Guantanamo prison under extremely brutal solitary confinement after they petitioned for their release in December, a lawyer has said in a court motion.
Attorney may try to move wildfire arson case to another court (North County Times)
RIVERSIDE -- The attorney for an auto mechanic charged with deliberately starting a wildfire that killed five firefighters told reporters Friday he may ask that the emotionally charged case be moved out of Riverside County.
Attorney in wrongful water death lawsuit says DJs should have summoned help for ill contestant (North County Times)
SACRAMENTO -- Disc jockeys hosting an on-air water-drinking contest should have summoned medical help when a woman complained her head hurt and noted that her belly was so swollen she looked pregnant, said an attorney for a family suing for wrongful death.
Mistrial Declared After Lawyer Failed to Finish Closing Argument (Law.com)
A Virginia judge declared a mistrial in an attempted-murder case and suggested the defense lawyer seek medical help after the attorney said he couldn't continue his closing statement because he had lost his train of thought. The defendant, charged with attempted capital murder, malicious wounding and use of a firearm, offered to finish the job himself.
Attorney Ad Rules Spark Unusual Collaboration Between Judges, Bar (Law.com)
The bar's involvement in the formulation of new attorney advertising limits marked an unprecedented collaboration between the legal community and court administrators, and one entered into with considerable consternation, a top New York judge revealed Thursday. Judge Eugene F. Pigott -- presiding justice of the Appellate Division, 4th Department when the new rules were first crafted -- said the ...
Judge kicks Stuart attorney off case (The Palm Beach Post)
A federal judge has removed Stuart attorney Guy B. Rubin from a case after finding that he helped craft a deal that paid witnesses $5,000 upfront and promised them more money from the results of another case in exchange for the witnesses' testimony.
Clarke welcomes new assistant commonwealth's attorney (Loudoun Times Mirror)
Clarke County's Commonwealth's Attorney Suzanne "Suni" Perka now has an assistant attorney. Archana Mcloughlin, of Winchester, has been Perka's assistant since November.
Former Metro East attorney Lakin formally denies abuse allegations (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Former Metro East attorney Tom Lakin formally denied on Friday all allegations of sexual and drug abuse made against him by the Illinois Supreme Court's regulatory arm.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
River Ridge lawyer running for House seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
John Tremé, a lawyer, has announced his candidacy for the 78th District seat in the state House of Representatives. The incumbent, Shirley Bowler, R-Harahan, cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
N.O. lawyer to seek civil court judge seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans lawyer Tiffany Gautier Chase said Friday she'll be a candidate in the March 31 special election to fill the Civil District Court Division A judgeship, vacant since its previous holder resigned last fall.
Attorney sentenced in financial case (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez sentenced a Bellevue attorney to 18 months in prison Friday for failing to report a currency transaction of more than $10,000.
Interim U.S. attorney to be sworn in today (Seattle Times)
Jeffrey C. Sullivan has been named interim U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. Sullivan replaces John McKay...
Late lawyer's son dies; family fighting ex-firm over money (The Plain Dealer)
Munson Township- The partially paralyzed son of the late lawyer Michael Kelley, whose family is fighting in court with his former firm, died this week in a Geauga County nursing home.
State Bar investigates conduct of former deputy district attorney (The Mail Tribune)
The Oregon State Bar is investigating a former Jackson County deputy district attorney who allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a rape victim whose case he was working on.
Flashy 'lawyer' charged only $20 (Chicago Sun-Times)
Nothing about the way her lawyer looked or talked warned Jessica Mathews that he was anything but a dapper attorney. George Robotis was at her side in court last month when she faced charges of driving without insurance, a driver's license or registration.
Black's Lawyer Says Radler Should Not Be Believed (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Conrad Black's lawyer said David Radler, who helped Black build a publishing empire, shouldn't be believed when he testifies at his former partner's criminal trial in Chicago.
Attorney may seek venue change in deadly arson case (Contra Costa Times)
The attorney for an auto mechanic charged with deliberately starting a wildfire that killed five firefighters told reporters Friday that he may ask that the emotionally charged case be moved out of Riverside County.
U.S. Attorney's Office gets fill-in for district (The Olympian)
SEATTLE - Jeffrey C. Sullivan, chief of the criminal division in the U.S. attorney's office for Western Washington, was named Friday to be interim U.S. attorney for the district.
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.
Suspected cartel boss hires McAllen lawyer for defense team (The Monitor)
McALLEN - Suspected Gulf Cartel leader Osiel Cardenas-Guillen has hired prominent McAllen lawyer Roberto Yzaguirre as part of his defense team in a federal drug case that prompted Cardenasʼ extradition from Mexico a week ago....
Baxter's attorney requests restart in hiring process (Coshocton Tribune)
COSHOCTON - The attorney for Terry Baxter, who served 10 years as assistant public defender, asked that a nearly two-year-old decision be scrapped and the Coshocton County Public Defender Commission start the hiring process again from scratch.
Rodriguez attorney wants new trial (Post-Bulletin)
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. Defense attorney Richard Ney said prosecutors misstated the law
Attorney general seeks improved oversight of drivers (FOX 45 Dayton)
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Ohio attorney general's office is trying to find ways to improve enforcement and oversight of criminal background checks on school bus drivers.
Attorney general seeks improved oversight of drivers (WFMJ Youngstown)
CINCINNATI The Ohio attorney general's office is trying to find ways to improve enforcement and oversight of criminal background checks on school bus drivers.