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Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (KVOA Tucson)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan. Attorney Patrick...
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (KHQ Spokane)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan. Attorney Patrick...
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan. Attorney Patrick...
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (KOIN News 6 Portland)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan.
Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer Passes Away (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
A prominent civil rights lawyer and former state legislator has passed away at the age of 84. His family says Charles Langford died in his sleep Saturday night. Langford served in the senate for more
Attorney general reviews bonuses (The Patriot-News)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said the 326 percent increase in bonuses paid to state House Democratic staffers in 2006 is being reviewed by his office, saying it's enough to "raise your eyebrow."
Lawyer: U.S. Forces Shot Michigan Man (RedNova)
By KRISTIN LONGLEY DETROIT - U.S. forces shot and killed a civilian contract truck driver from Michigan near an air base north of Baghdad, a lawyer for the man's family confirmed Sunday. Donald Tolfree, 52, of St.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Smith's baby, lawyer back in home (The Charlotte Observer)
Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter and the baby's purported father have reclaimed the Bahamas mansion where they lived before the former Playboy Playmate died last week, her lawyer said.Not only is the paternity of Smith's baby, who stands to inherit a fortune from Smith's late husband, in dispute, but so is the Bahamas mansion where Smith had been living.
Attorney General says check scams are on the rise (WQAD Moline)
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is cautioning the state's residents to be extra wary of check scams. She says complaints of counterfeit cashier's checks are on the rise.
Attorney challenges Prisoner Review Board (Belleville News-Democrat)
Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine and the families of victims objected to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board's recent decision to parole two convicted killers.
Egypt frees cleric in CIA case, lawyer says (Boston Globe)
CAIRO -- Egyptian authorities have released a Muslim cleric kidnapped in a suspected CIA operation in Italy and handed to Egypt, the cleric's lawyer said yesterday.
Smith attorney, baby return to mansion in the Bahamas (San Jose Mercury News)
Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter and the baby's purported father have reclaimed the Bahamas mansion where they lived before the former Playboy Playmate died last week, her attorney said.
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
DETROIT A lawyer for the family of Donald Tolfree has confirmed that the Michigan man was shot and killed by U-S forces in Iraq. The 52-year-old Saint Charles,...
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
A lawyer for the family of Donald Tolfree has confirmed that the Saint Charles man was shot and killed by US forces in Iraq.
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (KXAN 36 Austin)
DETROIT A lawyer for the family of Donald Tolfree has confirmed that the Michigan man was shot and killed by U-S forces in Iraq. The 52-year-old Saint Charles, Michigan, man was a civilian truck driver for K-B-R, a subsidiary of Houston-based contractor Halliburton.
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (WLUC TV 6)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan.
Attorney general to pitch child predator laws (Asheville Citizen-Times)
RALEIGH -- Attorney General Roy Cooper is expected to detail plans for what he called tougher laws against child predators at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today at the General Assembly.
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan.
Freed Egyptian cleric could testify against CIA in Milan: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Freed Egyptian cleric Osama Mustafa Hassan may now be able to testify at preliminary hearings into his alleged abduction by US and Italian intelligence services, his wife's lawyer has said.
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (KTRE-TV East Texas)
DETROIT A lawyer for the family of Donald Tolfree has confirmed that the Michigan man was shot and killed by U-S forces in Iraq. The 52-year-old Saint Charles, Michigan, man was a civilian truck driver for K-B-R, a subsidiary of Houston-based contractor Halliburton.
Mary Alexander, San Francisco Consumer Rights Attorney, has Amer. Assoc. For Justice 'Highest Standards of Legal ... (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Mary Alexander, San Francisco consumer rights attorney, last night received the American Association for Justice's first Award for "exemplifying the highest standards of the legal profession". In addition, the Law Finance Group, which bestows the national award and will do so annually, is naming the award for Alexander, according to Law Finance Group CEO Michael Blum.
Attorney Mike Ciresi looks at another U.S. Senate bid (Fargo Forum)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Attorney Mike Ciresi confirmed Sunday night that he is forming an exploratory committee to test the waters for a campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman.
Czech attorney sues second police over photos of dead composer (České noviny)
Prague- State attorney Svatopluk Naus has charged a second policeman who sold to a tabloid daily photos of dead Czech pop music composer Karel Svoboda who committed suicide in late January, Naus told.
South Texas district attorney arrested for blocking police from his office (Boston Herald)
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas - A South Texas district attorney was arrested after he refused to let police search his office in an investigation into allegations of abuse of office and theft, officials said. "He...
Attorney General: Chop Shop Ring Busted (WGAL via Yahoo! News)
The state attorney general said a motorcycle theft and chop shop ring has been smashed in Lancaster County.
Family Lawyer Confirms Michigan Man Shot By U.S. Forces In Iraq (WCSH 6 Portland)
A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U.S. troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan.
Greeley attorney, former state senator dead at 67 (Greeley Tribune)
A prominent Greeley businessman, attorney and former Colorado senator, John Donley, died at home on Saturday from a rare neurological disorder. He was 67.
LAWYER HAS PATERNAL IN$TINCTS (New York Post)
THAT poor child doesn't stand a chance. Bimbo lawyer Howard K. Stern waited until Anna Nicole Smith's body was cold and stiff before flying into the Bahamas with dollar signs in his eyes. Stern is one of three men, so far, to claim to be Anna...
Freed Egyptian cleric could testify against CIA in Milan: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Freed Egyptian cleric Osama Mustafa Hassan may negotiate a return to Italy in order to testify against US and Italian intelligence officials accused of colluding in his abduction, his wife's lawyer said.
Laura Hall's lawyer asks for gag order (Austin American-Statesman)
No trial date set for woman charged with helping killer flee. Laura Hall's defense lawyer this morning asked a judge to impose a gag order in her case today as the 23-year-old former University of Texas student made her first court appearance since Colton Pitonyak's murder conviction on Jan. 29.
Trial lawyer Ciresi, exploring U.S. Senate run, calls for 'drawdown' of U.S. troops in Iraq (Pioneer Press)
Democratic trial lawyer Mike Ciresi is readying himself for a 2008 bid against Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman. Ciresi ran for Senate in 2000 but lost the primary to former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton.
Trial lawyer Ciresi, exploring U.S. Senate run, says he would start pulling troops out of Iraq (Pioneer Press)
Democratic trial lawyer Mike Ciresi is readying himself for a 2008 bid against Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman. Ciresi ran for Senate in 2000 but lost the primary to former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton.
Lawyer: Smith's Companion, Baby Reunited (NBC 6 Miami)
A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith reports that her child and the baby's purported father are together again and have reclaimed a Bahamas mansion where the family stayed.
Top British attorney: Close Guantánamo Camp (Miami Herald)
Addressing the American Bar Association's annual winter meeting in Miami this morning, Britain's attorney general condemned the new U.S. format for war crimes at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as ``too little and too late.''
Feds plan to file charges against ex-McAfee attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
Federal prosecutors plan to file criminal charges against a former McAfee Inc. attorney for improperly backdating company stock options, people familiar with the matter said. The Santa Clara computer security software developer fired general counsel...
DA turns over investigation to attorney general (News 14 Carolina)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- New Hanover County's district attorney says he'll no longer pursue a criminal case against a former deputy accused of killing a Durham teen in a botched raid.
DA turns over investigation to attorney general (News 14 Carolina)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- New Hanover County's district attorney says he'll no longer pursue a criminal case against a former deputy accused of killing a Durham teen in a botched raid.
Baglihar lawyer Fali Nariman satisfied with verdict (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Fali Nariman does not bother much about victory or loss in a legal case, but the eminent lawyer sounded definitely upbeat today. The man who led the team that argued India's case at the arbitration proceedings said he would have been disappointed if the project had not been cleared. "By the time the arguments had concluded last year, I had a feeling that things were going our way. And after ...
Attorney: City to pay man's family $5.25 million (Chicago Tribune)
The city has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the family of a 20-year-old man shot to death by Chicago police during a traffic stop, an attorney for the family announced today.
Judge-led Bible study prompts attorney's complaint (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A courthouse Bible study led by a suburban St. Louis judge is an improper government endorsement of Christianity, an attorney wrote in a letter of complaint to St. Charles County's presiding judge.
Feds plan to file charges against ex-McAfee attorney (Addict 3D)
Federal prosecutors plan to file criminal charges against a former McAfee Inc. attorney for improperly backdating company stock options, people familiar with the matter said.
Lawyer calls arrest of drug suspect illegal if officers do not have a search warrant (Gulf News)
Dubai: A suspect who is standing trial for trying to sell hashish mixed with tobacco for Dh100 was arrested without a warrant, his lawyer told a court yesterday.
British attorney general: Revised rules for detainees inadequate (The Daily Comet)
Revised rules for the treatment and military trials of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp are "too little and too late," Britain's attorney general said Monday, repeating his call to close the facility.
Lawyer: Inmate accused in gruesome prison death has brain damage (Rocky Mountain News)
A federal inmate accused of strangling and knifing a cellmate to death and then using his entrails to taunt guards and other inmates is brain-damaged and incapable of premeditated murder, a defense lawyer said Monday as the trial began.
Thornton’s Attorney Fights To See Computer Evidence Firsthand (Shelbyville Daily Union)
Kevin M. Thornton was granted his court-approved investigator in a continuance hearing Thursday in Christian County Court in Taylorville, but his attorney is fighting for the right to see computer evidence firsthand.
Lawyer: Inmate accused in gruesome prison death has brain damage (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
DENVER (AP) — A federal inmate accused of strangling and cutting his cellmate’s throat and abdomen and then using his entrails to taunt guards and other inmates is brain-damaged and incapable of premeditated murder, a defense lawyer said Monday as the trial began.
Dassey's Attorney Watches Developments in Avery Trial (WBAY Green Bay)
Brendan Dassey's attorney issued a statement Monday on the first day of testimony in Steven Avery's trial.
Top British attorney: Close Guantánamo (Miami Herald)
camp Addressing the American Bar Association's annual winter meeting in Miami this morning, Britain's attorney general condemned the new U.S. format for war crimes at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as ``too little and too late.''