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French "cannibal" inmate was schizophrenic: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A French convict who confessed to killing a fellow inmate and said he ripped out the dead man's heart and ate it is a schizophrenic whose request for isolation was ignored, a lawyer said on Saturday.
A California Man is Behind Phone Calls that Blast Attorney General-Elect Paul Morrison (WIBW-TV Topeka)
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A California man says he's behind recent prerecorded phone calls criticizing Attorney General-elect Paul Morrison. Conrad J. Braun claims in the calls to Kansas voters that Morrison is corrupt and has a criminal record.
Omaha Attorney Found Guilty of Driving Drunk (KETV.com)
OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha attorney who has been convicted of driving drunk five times was found guilty of third-offense drunken driving, a misdemeanor, instead of felony fourth-offense drunken driving.
Attorney General warns about faulty blood testin strip (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Vermont Attorney General's Office is warning diabetics about a faulty blood testing strip product. The products, Accu-Chek Sensor Comfort and Advantage II,...
Attorney General warns about faulty blood testin strip (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. The Vermont Attorney General's Office is warning diabetics about a faulty blood testing strip product. The counterfeit product, is sold as Accu-Chek...
Blair goes fishing with Bermuda lawyer (Evening Standard)
Tony Blair was treated to a fishing trip by a leading Bermuda-based lawyer during his recent controversial holiday. The Prime Minister took a four-hour expedition on 30ft motor yacht Knot Guilty, owned by Justin Williams, whose clients include a major bank.
Judge declines to convict attorney of felony DUI (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — An Omaha attorney who has been convicted of drunken driving five previous times again was found guilty of third offense drunken driving, a misdemeanor, instead of felony fourth-offense drunken driving.
Local lawyer appointed to Queen’s Counsel (Meadow Lake Progress)
A local lawyer was given a very important honour during the holidays. Leonard Francis of Meadow Lake was one of 13 Saskatchewan lawyers who were appointed to the 2006 Queen’s Counsel.
Nix Dunn’s statements, lawyer asks (The Sharon Herald)
The lawyer for accused killer Scott Aaron Dunn is asking that his statements to police not be used as evidence because he asked to talk to an attorney but wasn’t permitted.
Manchester lawyer charged with extortion (New Hampshire Union Leader)
A Manchester lawyer has been charged with extortion for allegedly threatening to sue hair salons if they continued charging men and women different prices for haircuts.
Judge declines to convict attorney of felony DUI (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — An Omaha attorney who has been convicted of drunken driving five previous times again was found guilty of third offense drunken driving, a misdemeanor, instead of felony fourth-offense drunken driving.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
New attorney general to target identity theft, meth (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposals to thwart identity theft and methamphetamine trafficking are likely to anchor the legislative package newly elected Attorney General-elect Dustin McDaniel will present during the 2007 legislative session.
Attorney general right to defend Sunshine Law (The Springfield News-Leader)
It is a shame that Attorney General Jay Nixon had to sue the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority in order to force compliance with the state Open Meetings Law. But Nixon's actions were appropriate and appear to have taught the MOHELA board an important lesson about governing -- we do it in the open in Missouri.
Doyle seeks applicants for FdL County district attorney (Fond du Lac Reporter)
Gov. Jim Doyle is seeking applicants for appointment as district attorney in Fond du Lac County.
Mills has lawyer's wife dumbfounded (Independent Online)
The estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, who has hired top divorce lawyer Anthony Julius for the impending court battle, won over Anthony's wife Dina with her beauty.
David Malnick, Los Altos attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
David Edward Malnick, a Los Altos attorney, sailor and advocate for Israeli youth, died Monday while on vacation near Cuzco, Peru. He was 62.
Lawyer: Co-defendant wishes he had been executed with Saddam (USA Today)
Four of Saddam Hussein's top aides are mourning the deposed Iraqi leader's death while they worry about their own fates as they are held at a U.S.-run detention facility in Baghdad, their lawyer said Sunday.
Clients in the cold: Lawyer's arrest has ripple effect on cases (The Flint Journal)
FLINT - Somewhere in the mountain of paperwork investigators have seized from lawyer Shannon H. Pitcher might be a document that keeps Andre Otis from losing his daughter.
Clifton's attorney files for a change of venue (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — In preparation for the 21-day trial of accused arsonist Robin Jay Clifton, his attorney, Arnold Mordkin, has filed a motion to change the location of the trail.
Saddam aide wishes he had been executed with the deposed leader, lawyer says (KRON 4 Bay Area)
AMMAN, Jordan A lawyer for two of Saddam Hussein's top aides says they were taken from their cells and were told they were going to be executed the same day as the deposed Iraqi leader. But they're still alive.
Saddam aide wishes he had been executed with the deposed leader, lawyer says (ABC 7 El Paso)
AMMAN, Jordan A lawyer for two of Saddam Hussein's top aides says they were taken from their cells and were told they were going to be executed the same day as the deposed...
Saddam aide wishes he had been executed with the deposed leader, lawyer says (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
AMMAN, Jordan A lawyer for two of Saddam Hussein's top aides says they were taken from their cells and were told they were going to be executed the same day as the deposed...
Saddam aides death row wait 'terrifying': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The death row wait of two of Saddam Hussein's top aides who were due to hang with the ousted Iraqi president last month is "more terrifying" than the execution itself, their lawyer has said.
American troops 'screen' Saddam jail notes: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The US military in Iraq has confiscated Saddam Hussein's books as well as notes and poems he wrote in jail to "screen" them before returning them to his lawyers, one of his attorneys has said.
Andrew Cuomo To Be Sworn In Again As New Attorney General (NY1 News)
Andrew Cuomo will be sworn in again today as the state's new attorney general. Today's inauguration is only ceremonial. Cuomo was officially sworn in with other state officials on January 1st, but it's a chance for the Democrat to thank supporters in the city, where he received the most support.
Triple Murder Suspect Gets High-Powered Attorney (KOAT TheNewMexicoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Action 7 News has learned new information in the East Mountain triple murder case. The accused, Brandon Craig, has some pretty heavy hitters in his corner. More specifically his attorney, Pamela Mackey. Mackey gained national attention defending Kobe Bryant. For several months in 2003 she was the woman literally walking in and out of an Eagle County, Colorado courthouse next to the NBA ...
Triple Murder Suspect Gets High-Powered Attorney (KOAT.com)
BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. -- Action 7 News has learned new information in the East Mountain triple murder case. The accused, Brandon Craig, has some pretty heavy hitters in his corner. More specifically his attorney, Pamela Mackey.
David Malnick, Los Altos attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
David Edward Malnick, a Los Altos attorney, sailor and advocate for Israeli youth, died Monday while on vacation near Cuzco, Peru. He was 62.
Saddam aide wishes he had been executed with the deposed leader, lawyer says (KXLY-TV Spokane)
AMMAN, JORDAN -- A lawyer for two of Saddam Hussein's top aides says they were taken from their cells and were told they were going to be executed the same day as the deposed Iraqi leader. But they're still alive.
Disbarred attorney set for arraignment (Boston Globe)
A disbarred attorney charged along with the brother of Providence's mayor in a scheme to set up drug deals so clients would received lighter prison sentences could be arraigned as early as Monday.
Bianca Jagger facing suit by former lawyer (UPI)
NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A former lawyer for Bianca Jagger is suing the ex-wife of British rocker Mick Jagger for more than $92,000 in legal bills.
Lawyer: Queens Teen Forced to Rob Bank (1010 WINS New York)
A frightened teenage girl robbed a bank of more than $3,000 because two armed men threatened to kill her family if she didn't, her lawyer said. "They pulled a knife on her and told her to pass the note," defense attorney Gerard Savage said. "She was scared, and her conduct was due to coercion."
12:35 p.m. - Attorney General Limtiaco busy in Washington, D.C. (Pacific Daily News)
12:35 p.m., Jan. 8 - Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco has been very busy, she said, since arriving into Washington, D.C. to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments tomorrow morning (Guam time) relative the the bond-borrowing case.
Lawyer: Girl robbed banks under threat (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - A teenage girl who is a student at a prestigious New York exam school robbed a bank of more than $3,000 because two armed men threatened to kill her family if she didn't, her lawyer...
Saddam aide wishes he had been executed with the deposed leader, lawyer says (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
AMMAN, Jordan A lawyer for two of Saddam Hussein's top aides says they were taken from their cells and were told they were going to be executed the same day as the deposed Iraqi leader. But they're still alive.
Attorney thinks big for small businesses (BizJournals)
Chris Sturm has high praise for his attorney.
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."
Lawyer given house arrest over drunk-driving incident (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A St. John's lawyer has been sentenced to six months house arrest for impaired driving causing bodily harm.
Apple Quietly Canned Lawyer Who Backdated (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A new player has surfaced in Apple's stock options mess: a former in-house lawyer who filled out the paperwork on a 2001 option award to CEO Steve Jobs that has grown infamous since Apple acknowledged that the grant's value was artificially pumped up via fabricated meeting minutes.
Attorney decries biblical metaphor (Daily Bulletin)
The attorney for censured Jurupa Unified School District board member Michael Rodriguez has made allegations against the board claiming violations of open-meeting laws and the inappropriate use of religious metaphors by the board president.
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.
Lawyer tells of Saddam aides’ death row ordeal (Gulf Times)
AMMAN: The death row wait of two of Saddam Hussain’s top aides who were due to hang with the ousted Iraqi president last month is "more terrifying" than the execution itself, their lawyer said yesterday.