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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.
District attorney donates 7 new tasers (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Jackson County law enforcement officials got seven new tasers Thursday as part of a donation from District Attorney Tony Lawrence's office.
Lawyer given house arrest over drunk-driving incident (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
St. John's lawyer Owen Myers has been sentenced to house arrest for six months for impaired driving causing bodily harm.
Saddam aide wishes he had been executed with the deposed leader, lawyer says (WLUC TV 6)
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.
CT Attorney General Takes the Plunge to Protest Gas Platform (WCBS 880 New York)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is known for diving into the middle of big controversies. Yesterday, he did it literally.
Lawyer: Queens teen robbed bank under threat (WABC-TV New York)
Prosecutors aren't buying it, but a teen's lawyer says she robbed a bank because someone threatened to kill her family if she didn't.
Judge won't disqualify lawyer in E2 case (Chicago Tribune)
A judge today denied a request by prosecutors to disqualify the lawyer for one of four men charged in connection with the deadly E2 nightclub stampede in 2003.
Jennifer Rubin | 'Not your typical threatening lawyer' (The State)
Devil horns do not grow out of Jennifer Rubin’s head. She is a mortgage foreclosure lawyer but swears she isn’t out to boot people from their homes.
Attorney general takes a protest plunge (Greenwich Time)
BRANFORD, Conn. -- Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is known for diving into the middle of some big controversies, did so, literally, over the weekend.
Attorney general takes a protest plunge (Stamford Advocate)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is known for diving into the middle of some big controversies, did so, literally, over the weekend.
Attorney general takes a protest plunge (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is known for diving into the middle of some big controversies, did so, literally, over the weekend.
Lawyer loses fight for life (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
A CITY lawyer has died from cancer, aged 39. Nick Briggs of Allesley Hall Drive, Allesley Park, Coventry, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in March last year and after a nine-month fight he died on Boxing Day.
Johnson County District Attorney, Kansas Attorney General Switch Jobs Today (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison and Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline switch jobs today.
District Attorney Donates 7 New Tasers (RedNova)
By Michael Newsom, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jan. 8--PASCAGOULA -- Jackson County law enforcement officials got seven new tasers Thursday as part of a donation from District Attorney Tony Lawrence's office.
Lawyer: Settlement in Disney lawsuit (phillyburbs.com)
LOS ANGELES - 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.
Navy lawyer faces court-martial (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Navy lawyer charged with passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees to an unauthorized person was ordered on Monday to face a court-martial, the Navy said.
Naval Lawyer from Topeka Stationed in Guantanamo Faces Court-Martial (WIBW-TV Topeka)
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ A Navy lawyer from Topeka faces a military trial on charges of passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees to an unauthorized person.
Kauai attorney allowed to resign (BizJournals)
A Kauai attorney has been allowed to quit the practice of law rather than face discipline by the Hawaii Supreme Court.
County Attorney's E-mails Privileged, Court Rules (GigaLaw.com)
E-mail communications involving Erie County, Pa., officials and an assistant county attorney about a suit over the county's strip-search policy are privileged unless otherwise waived, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Attorney who worked Hussein case to speak in Wichita (BizJournals)
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Luedke will speak to the Wichita Bar Association Tuesday about his time spent in Iraq assisting with the prosecution of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
New attorney general declines appeal of worker-friendly ruling (WFMJ Youngstown)
COLUMBUS, Ohio Newly-sworn in Attorney General Marc Dann says he won't appeal a court decision that sided with workers hurt on jobs they got through welfare.
Navy lawyer faces court-martial (FOX 10 Mobile)
NORFOLK, Va. A court-martial was ordered today for a Navy lawyer now stationed in Jacksonville. He's charged with passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay...
Attorney general supports ban on booze inhalers (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
AP-NDBooze Inhaler,0175 Attorney general supports ban on booze inhalers BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem brought some raspberry vodka to the Capitol today. He was using it to demonstrate an alcohol inhaler. Sten
Navy Lawyer Faces Court-Martial (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Navy lawyer charged with passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees to an unauthorized person was ordered on Monday to face a court-martial, the Navy said. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew M. Diaz, who was stationed at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay...
BP pays medical bills for 3, attorney says (Houston Chronicle)
BP has paid the medical bills for three workers who were severely injured at its Texas City refinery blast in 2005, according to their attorney. The three workers, Alisa Dean, Tracy Donaie and Enrique Rivera, charged in November that BP was not complying with the agreement to pay for their health care.
Disbarred attorney remains in federal custody (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON (AP) -- A disbarred attorney charged along with the brother of Providence's mayor in a scheme to allegedly set up drug deals, then tip off authorities so their clients would receive lenient prison sentences was ordered held without bail Monday until his arraignment on Jan. 18.
Disbarred Attorney Remains In Federal Custody (NBC 10 Providence)
A disbarred attorney charged along with the brother of Providence's mayor in a scheme to allegedly set up drug deals, then tip off authorities so their clients would receive lenient prison sentences was ordered held without bail Monday until his arraignment on Jan. 18.
Bush chooses new White House lawyer (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
President Bush has chosen Fred Fielding, formerly the top lawyer in the Reagan administration, to be his White House counsel. The announcement will
Disbarred attorney remains in federal custody (Boston Globe)
A disbarred attorney charged along with the brother of Providence's mayor in a scheme to allegedly set up drug deals, then tip off authorities so their clients would receive lenient prison sentences was ordered held without bail Monday until his arraignment on Jan. 18.
U.S. attorney says he'll stay put (Asbury Park Press)
The U.S. attorney for New Jersey, a Republican long-rumored to be a contender for U.S. Senate, said today he plans to stay in his current job into next year, effectively ruling out a 2008 campaign. "I have every intention of being here through the end of '07 and into early 2008,'' Christopher Christie told The Associated Press on Monday. "We'll see what happens when '08 starts.'' Federal laws and ...
Lawyer: Man in Williams case mistakenly arrested (Rocky Mountain News)
A lawyer for the man picked up for questioning in the New Year's slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said today his client knows nothing about the shooting and that his arrest on Friday, for a parole violation, is the result of mistaken identities.
Jerry Brown Sworn In As State Attorney General (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Promising to use the full resources of his office to enforce state environmental and labor laws, Jerry Brown was sworn in Monday as California's 31st attorney general.
NEW: Brown enters next political role: attorney general (Inside Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr., who served two terms as California's governor and two as Oakland's mayor, was sworn in Monday afternoon as California's 31st Attorney General.
Lawyer: Clark denies connection with Williams shooting (Denver Post)
A lawyer for the man police wanted to question in connection with the fatal shooting of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said Monday that his client grew up with the jailed owner of a Chevrolet Tahoe seized in the investigation.
PAO lawyer in drugs transferred to Makati (Mindanao Times)
By Romeo R. Braceros Jr. THE PUBLIC lawyer whom Mayor Rodrigo Duterte linked to illegal drug activities has been transferred to the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) head office in Makati City.
Duke President Renews Call for District Attorney to Leave Case (New York Times)
The president of Duke University said the need for a fair legal process demands that district attorney prosecuting the sexual offense case against former lacrosse players recuse himself.
Navy Lawyer Faces Court-Martial (WJXT Jacksonville)
NORFOLK, Va. -- A court-martial was ordered on Monday for a Navy lawyer stationed in Jacksonville. He's charged with passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees to an unauthorized person.
Reagan Lawyer Ready to Return to White House (New York Times)
President Bush chose as the new chief White House lawyer Fred F. Fielding, a longtime Washington legal hand.
Clifford J. Weininger, Attorney at Law (New Jersey Law Network)
Practice Areas: Clifford Weininger has more than 37 years experience as an attorney, handling a wide variety of complex civil, criminal and family matters throughout the State and in Federal Court.
Embattled lawyer out of West Boca land deal after legal troubles (Sun-Sentinel)
Prominent real estate lawyer William Boose, who was brought up on charges last month relating to the Masilotti scandal, is no longer part of a land swap deal in which the county agreed to sell prime development property in western Boca Raton.
Embattled lawyer out of West Boca land deal after legal troubles (Sun-Sentinel)
Prominent real estate lawyer William Boose, who was brought up on charges last month relating to the Masilotti scandal, is no longer part of a land swap deal in which the county agreed to sell prime development property in western Boca Raton.
S.A. attorney's family of teachers inspired him to help students (San Antonio Express News)
Ricardo Reyna's accomplishments are many: He's a trial attorney who helped win a $699 million jury verdict in 2006 — the nation's second-largest — and a father of two young children, a world traveler and a graduate of Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Navy lawyer faces court-martial (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
NORFOLK -- A Navy lawyer charged with passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees to an unauthorized person faces a military trial, the Navy said yesterday.
Lawyer to Face Court-Martial (New York Times)
A Navy lawyer accused of passing secret information about detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to an unauthorized person was ordered to face a court-martial, the Navy said.
In $10 Billion Mistrial, Famed Attorney Willie Gary is Seeking $100 Million in Fines Against Motorola (SYS-CON Media)
In what has been described as a major victory for famed trial attorney Willie Gary and his legal team, Judge Leroy H. Moe announced today that 'sanctions are in order against Motorola' for the 'intentional, deliberate, blatant, willful and contumacious disregard of the rule of sequestration of witnesses,' in the $10 billion lawsuit that Gary tried on behalf of client, SPS Technologies. During the ...
S.A. attorney's family of teachers inspired him to help students (San Antonio Express News)
Ricardo Reyna's accomplishments are many: He's a trial attorney who helped win a $699 million jury verdict in 2006 — the nation's second-largest — and a father of two young children, a world traveler and a graduate of Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Attorney: Man questioned in Williams case not involved (ESPN)
An attorney for a 23-year-old man facing police questioning in the slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said Monday that his client knows nothing about the shooting.
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."
Attorney: Suspect knows nothing about shooting (SportingNews.com)
DENVER -- An attorney for a 23-year-old man facing police questioning in the slaying of Denver Bronc...