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Attorney: NC woman will plead not guilty to castration charge (WIS News 10 Columbia)
The attorney for a North Carolina woman charged with castrating a man at a Christmas Eve party says his client intends to plead not guilty to that and other charges.
Clayton police press on in lawyer's murder (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Although the Major Case Squad has pulled out of the investigation into the murder of a lawyer in Clayton, the case remains very much alive within the Clayton Police Department.
Attorney: Woman will plead not guilty to castration charge (The News & Observer)
The woman charged with castrating a man at a Christmas Eve party intends to plead not guilty to that charge and others, her attorney said.
Cincinnati Lawyer Wants Rumsfeld To Testify As Material Witness (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati lawyer wants to call former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a material witness in the upcoming trial of some anti-war demonstrators.
Lawyer: Settlement in Disney lawsuit (AP via Yahoo! News)
The family of a Spanish woman who died two months after riding the "Indiana Jones Adventure" at Disneyland has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with The Walt Disney Co., the family's lawyer said.
Sherman attorney sues judge (Herald Democrat)
Sherman attorney David Stagner has taken his case against Judge Lauri Blake to court. In December, Stagner filed a lawsuit against Blake in her own court, the 336th state District Court, on charges of false imprisonment.
District Attorney Staffer Charged with DUI (WNEP 16 Pennsylvania)
An assistant district attorney in Northumberland County is charged with driving drunk.
Ramsey County attorney pondering run for governor (Minnesota Public Radio)
Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner is building the foundation for a possible run for Minnesota governor in 2010.
Cincinnati Lawyer Wants to Rumsfeld to Testify in War Trial (Fox News)
A Cincinnati lawyer wants former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to testify in an upcoming trial of some anti-war protesters.
Lawyer hopeful that Saddam accomplices will live (SABC News)
A defence lawyer for two co-defendants of Saddam Hussein who were sentenced to death along with the former Iraqi leader said they had a good chance of avoiding execution.
New county attorney moves into courthouse office (Denison Bulletin Review)
New county attorney Vicki Ryan has moved into the courthouse, and is in the process of getting her office staffed and fully equipped.
Hollywood sleuth Pellicano will be own lawyer in LA wiretap trial (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles federal judge has allowed Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to act as his own lawyer at his racketeering and wiretapping trial.
Hollywood sleuth Pellicano will be own lawyer in LA wiretap trial (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES - A judge on Friday allowed Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to act as his own lawyer at his racketeering and wiretapping trial.
Kids' Cyber Safety Among Attorney General's Proposals (KETV.com)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Attorney General Jon Bruning unveiled his legislative package of four proposals in Lincoln on Friday. The first would protect children from exploitation and all Nebraskans from cyberstalking and harassment over electronic devices.
Lawyer charged with DWI (News 10 Now Syracuse)
An Auburn lawyer has been accused of DWI stemming from a September accident.
Madison attorney suspended, sanctioned (Wisconsin State Journal)
The state Supreme Court on Thursday suspended for two months the law license of a Madison civil rights attorney for violations of attorney rules.
Hollywood sleuth Pellicano will be own lawyer in LA wiretap trial (CBS 47 Fresno)
A Los Angeles federal judge has allowed Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to act as his own lawyer at his racketeering and wiretapping trial.
Lawyer charged with DWI (News 10 Now Syracuse)
An Auburn lawyer faces a DWI charge for a September accident. Police said Simon Moody, 42, was drunk when he hit a car on Seward Avenue on September 20th. He was originally charged with leaving the scene of an accident and common law DWI.
Celebrity sleuth will be own lawyer at U.S. trial (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A judge on Friday told celebrity detective Anthony Pellicano he could act as his own lawyer at his upcoming wiretapping trial but warned him he would get no special treatment from the court.
Hollywood sleuth Pellicano will be own lawyer in LA wiretap trial (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles federal judge has allowed Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to act as his own lawyer at his racketeering and wiretapping trial.
U.S. Attorney is investigating Pediatrix (Miami Herald)
Pediatrix Medical Group, South Florida's largest publicly traded healthcare company, announced the U.S. Attorney's office in Miami is starting an investigation of the company's stock options practices.
Calif. private eye to act as own lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano can trade his trench coat for legal briefs after a federal judge granted him permission Friday to act as his own lawyer in his wiretapping and racketeering trial.
Judge Dismisses Attorney In Attempted Murder Trial (KKCO Grand Junction)
The attempted murder trial of a Palisade man will not begin on Monday as scheduled after Judge Thomas Diester today ruled that Sam Lincoln could find another attorney to defend him in a trial for attempted murder.
Report: Apple fired lawyer who wrote Jobs option award (CNET)
Blog: Apple last year dismissed an in-house lawyer who filled out the paperwork on a controversial 2001 stock-option award to Apple...
Area Commonwealth Attorney Runs for Attorney General (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)
A Western Kentucky prosecutor is the first person to enter this year’s race for Kentucky Attorney General. Forty-eight-year-old Timothy Coleman filed his candidacy papers with the Secretary of State’s Office yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007.
Lawyer admits thefts; $2.8m stolen bringssentence of 15 years (Connecticut Post)
BRIDGEPORT — A former Fairfield lawyer on Friday admitted he stole more than $2.8 million from 33 clients who entrusted him with money in real estate deals, trusts and probate work.
Beaufort attorney rejoins Sanford’s staff (The State)
Beaufort attorney Tom Davis has rejoined Gov. Mark Sanford’s executive staff. Davis previously served as the governor’s co-chief of staff and as his chief legislative aide. His new duties are yet to be defined but his salary is set: $106,100, according to Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer.
Dinges nixes run for new term as district attorney (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
District Attorney Michael A. Dinges said Friday he will not run for another term. Instead, he plans to serve out the year, then join a city law firm specializing in civil litigation.
District Attorney Epstein says this term will be his last (The Sharon Herald)
James P. Epstein has sauntered the halls of the Mercer County Courthouse for more than three decades as a district attorney or assistant district attorney. Come next January, that will come to an end.
Attorney gets 6 months for many death threats (The Star-Ledger)
For threatening to kill two lawyers involved in his wife's divorce, an unemployed attorney was sen tenced yesterday to six months in jail and four years probation.
Lawyer: terrorism charges likely to be dropped (Connecticut Post)
BRIDGEPORT — A defense lawyer is confident terrorism charges will be dropped against two women arrested Thursday after dropping a white powder at the Police Department booking area following a disturbance at the state Department of Children and Families' office.
Supervisors disagree on county attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The re-elections and re-appointments for the Adams County Supervisors were anything but routine at Tuesday’s meeting. While Darryl Grennell was re-elected as president and Sammy Cauthen was elected vice president, the subject of board attorney was stickier.
Attorney says Eminger is sorry for his actions (Crookston Daily Times)
The attorney representing Rev. Michael K. Eminger, who faces eight felony theft charges for allegedly embezzling nearly $14,000 from the Fisher Chamber of Commerce, said in an e-mail sent to the Times Sunday that his client "takes full responsibility for his actions and is truly sorry for them."
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.
N.C. district attorney fumbles Duke case (News-Herald)
BRICKBAT: To Durham County, N.C., District Attorney Michael Nifong, who is continuing to prosecute three Duke University lacrosse players on charges of sexual assault and kidnapping, despite what most observers say is the flimsiest of evidence.
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.
Suspect dismisses attorney (The Daily Sentinel)
Suspected attempted murderer Samuel Lincoln dismissed his defense attorney Friday afternoon, effectively delaying his trial at least six months
Kulzer blames lawyer for murder conviction (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BENNINGTON -- Peter L. Kulzer of Readsboro, awaiting sentencing for the 2004 murder of his son's friend Thomas "T.J." Oxton, renewed his claim of innocence Friday and blamed his lawyer for providing what he called "ineffective advice." ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Herald Staff
Attorney General Says State Measures Address School Funding Adequacy (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Conducting a comprehensive school finance study and adding nearly 200 million in academic and facilities aid this year fulfilled the state's commitment to adequately funding public schools, the attorney general's office said in state Supreme Court filings Tuesday.
Threet Sworn In As Washington County Prosecuting Attorney (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- For John Threet, Washington County's new prosecuting attorney, a job well done means giving something back to his community.
Coroner's Attorney Wants Evidence of Medications Suppressed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Police had no probable cause to search Benton County Coroner Kimberly Scott's home on Aug. 18, her attorney claims, and he's asking a judge to throw out evidence of prescription drugs seized there.
Minot attorney to handle Newman appeal (Bismarck Tribune)
A Minot public defender will handle a Bismarck man's murder conviction appeal. Robert Martin confirmed Friday that he will handle the appeal of Benjamin Newman. Martin said it is not uncommon for an attorney to be assigned a case that is not in the part of the state he typically works.
McCain, Kyl make recommendation for Arizona U.S. Attorney post (Mohave Valley News)
PHOENIX (AP) - Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl on Thursday recommended Diane J. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Indian tribe who currently is senior litigation counsel and tribal liaison for the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona, to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for Arizona.
Attorney seeks to ban testimony in infant death trial (Appleton Post-Crescent)
OSHKOSH An Appleton attorney wants to ban some testimony at the upcoming trial of a Town of Menasha woman charged with her husband in the death of an Appleton infant in 2004.
Lawyer accused on DWI charge (The Post-Standard)
A special prosecutor is being called in to handle the case of Auburn lawyer Simon K. Moody who faces a driving while intoxicated charge in a case involving a Sept. 20 hit-and-run accident.
Private eye to act as own lawyer (The Monterey County Herald)
A judge on Friday allowed Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to act as his own lawyer at his racketeering and wiretapping trial.
Lawyer charged with extortion over hair cut fees (Boston Globe)
A rookie lawyer from Manchester (New Hampshire) has been charged with extortion after allegedly threatening to sue hair salons if they continued charging men and women different prices for haircuts.
Lawyer charged with extortion over hair cut fees (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. A rookie lawyer from Manchester (New Hampshire) has been charged with extortion after allegedly threatening to sue hair salons if they continued...
State attorney clears deputy (Orlando Sentinel)
-A Volusia County deputy sheriff who shot at a man while trying to break up a fight has been cleared of wrongdoing, the State Attorney's Office determined.
Former Fairfield lawyer admits stealing $2.8 million (Boston Globe)
A former Fairfield lawyer faces 15 years in prison after admitting this week that he stole more than $2.8 million from 33 real estate and probate clients.