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Attorney seeks $164,000 in bills for Tupelo redistricting case (djournal.com)
TUPELO - Taxpayers may shell out $164,416.39 to pay legal fees as the makeup of the Tupelo City Council changes. Cleveland attorney Ellis Turnage recently filed papers in U.S. District Court seeking fees and a reimbursement for expenses in the Tupelo redistricting case.
Sex addict part-time lawyer sues IBM for $5 million (Addict 3D)
AN IBM WORKER who served in Iraq as an army lawyer is suing IBM for $5 million for wrongful dismissal.
Katrina lawyer faces disbarment over old misconduct (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina faces disbarment stemming from a case he handled 16...
Katrina lawyer faces disbarment over old misconduct (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina faces disbarment stemming from...
Judge to judge: Keep lawyer (Harrison Daily Times)
BERRYVILLE — Special Circuit Judge John Lineberger rejected new Carroll County Judge Richard Williams’ replacement of the county’s lawyer in an election challenge this morning and said it was “really, really serious” that the county judge was videotaping in the courtroom without his knowledge.
Katrina lawyer faces disbarment over old misconduct (KPLC)
NEW ORLEANS A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina faces disbarment stemming from a case he handled 16 years ago.
YouTube Irks Viacom and Seeks IP Attorney (NewsFactor via Yahoo! News)
Viacom is up in arms over a new YouTube proposal, and Google is searching for an attorney to help the company tackle the media-sharing issues that the search giant inherited with its controversial YouTube acquisition.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Danaher nominated to public safety post (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Hartford-AP, Feb. 19, 2007 2:06 PM) _ Governor Rell is nominating Assistant United States Attorney John Danaher to serve as her new commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
Rights Activists Wish Attorney Gao Zhisheng a Happy Lunar New Year (The Epoch Times)
Renowned Beijing human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng was sentenced to three years imprisonment with a probation period of five years for "instigating subversion of state power" at the end of last ye...
OKC attorney nominated to federal judgeship (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - President Bush nominated an Oklahoma City attorney to a post as federal judge in the western district of Oklahoma. The nomination of Timothy D. DeGiusti first must be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Lawyer: Neither Cheney nor Libby will testify in CIA leak case (USA Today)
Vice President Cheney's national security adviser described his predecessor, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Tuesday as someone responsible for the nation's most sensitive intelligence but whose memory was notoriously spotty.
Area lawyer disbarred, 2 others disciplined (Orlando Sentinel)
A Lake Mary lawyer has been disbarred and two other Central Florida lawyers were disciplined for misconduct, the Florida Bar announced earlier this month.
Lawyer fined for failing to appear (Gulf News)
Dubai: A female lawyer who failed to represent a drug trafficker for the second time in row has been slapped a Dh1,000 fine, a court ruled yesterday.
SUMMARY BOX: Judge bans asbestos attorney (WFMJ Youngstown)
WHAT HAPPENED: A judge banned an attorney and his law firm from his Cleveland courtroom handling asbestos lawsuits. The judge said the attorney lied and acted unprofessionally.
Judge gets attention by banning asbestos attorney (FOX 45 Dayton)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A normally low-key judge in Cleveland says he's fed up with disrespectful behavior by an attorney.
Judge gets attention by banning asbestos attorney (WFMJ Youngstown)
CLEVELAND A normally low-key judge in Cleveland says he's fed up with disrespectful behavior by an attorney.
Chippendale Case Off To The Lubbock District Attorney (KCBD-TV Lubbock)
The case that led to the lock-up of eight Chippendale dancers is now set to be presented to the Lubbock District Attorney's office. In the meantime, many are still questioning how the dancers violated the sexually oriented business code. NewsChannel 11's Julia Bruck explains.
Madla's Attorney: Family Member Sent Letter Threatening Lawsuit (KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News)
Helen Madla, widow of former Sen. Frank Madla, received a letter that threatened legal action against her after the tragic deaths of her husband, mother and granddaughter, Madla's attorney said. The three victims died when flames swept through Madla's home the day after last Thanksgiving. Helen Madla was the lone survivor of the tragedy.
Attorney General weighs in on community college Timeline could push back formation of college to 2009 (Ravalli Republic)
The Montana Legislature has the final authority to approve the creation of a community college district, according to an opinion released last week by state Attorney General Mike McGrath.
Madla's Attorney: Family Member Sent Letter Threatening Lawsuit (KSAT San Antonio)
Helen Madla's attorney says a letter sent to her by a family member threatens a lawsuit.
County attorney, Sheriff hold meetings about cold checks (The Ledger Independent)
BROOKSVILLE -- Giving the writer of a cold check a warmer reception is what Bracken County Attorney Mike Clark hopes will pay off for area merchants.
Charles Langford, 84, Lawyer Who Represented Rosa Parks, Dies (New York Times)
Charles Langford was a civil rights lawyer whose best-known client was a Montgomery, Ala., seamstress named Rosa Parks.
Chicago Attorney Gets Two Years for Tax Evasion (WebCPA)
Washington (Feb. 20, 2007) - Chicago attorney Robert Wayne Hallock was sentenced to serve two years in prison for a tax evasion charge.
Appreciation luncheon held for beleaguered district attorney (The Herald-Sun)
"District Attorney Appreciation Week" was launched Monday for embattled Durham chief prosecutor Mike Nifong, who suggested the event's organizers are more in tune with reality than countless out-of-state hecklers who criticize his handling of the controversial Duke lacrosse sex-offense case.
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.
Moreno Valley attorney helps train service dogs (The Press-Enterprise)
If you've ever seen Moreno Valley attorney Michael Geller around town, you've probably seen him with a dog on a leash in tow. They go everywhere together: restaurants, social gatherings -- even to the Riverside County courthouse in Riverside.
GOP lawmakers cry foul over hiring of lawyer (Asbury Park Press)
Upon learning the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services, or OLS, hired a private lawyer to represent the agency amid a federal grand jury investigation, Republican legislators demanded to know who authorized the hiring and why it was not brought before the bipartisan commission that oversees the OLS.
Man Sues Attorney, Real Estate Investor (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man has filed a lawsuit against a Bentonville attorney and a real estate investor, saying they mismanaged his money, knowing he was severely dyslexic and had spent time in a mental treatment facility.
Griffin jabs at Pryor, Democrats in U.S. attorney controversy (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Tim Griffin said Friday he considers himself a casualty of the political firestorm ignited by his appointment as interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, and blamed Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and leading Democrats for derailing his possible nomination.
Lawyer for slain man's estate seeks to bar widow from inheriting (Pine Bluff Commercial)
CLINTON, Ark. - A woman convicted last month of manslaughter for playing a role in her husband's death shouldn't inherit his estate, the lawyer for that estate argues in a court filing.
 Attorney General announces review of cases involving Professor David Southall (Government News Network)
The Attorney General has announced today that he will conduct a review of cases where Professor David Southall, a consultant paediatrician, was involved as a prosecution witness.
Attorney general to inspect Supermax (The Pueblo Chieftain)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will visit the federal Supermax prison complex at Florence on Wednesday, four months after a federal inspection report cited a staff shortage as the reason for security and supervision problems there. Gonzales will tour the prison complex with Colorado Sens. Wayne Allard and Ken Salazar, who urged him to visit the nation's highest security federal prison after ...
Attorney General to review paediatrician Southall's cases (Evening Standard)
The Attorney General is to review cases which involved consultant paediatrician Professor David Southall as a prosecution witness, it was announced today.
Judge ponders reporting lawyer to Bar Association (The Royal Gazette)
A judge is considering contempt of court proceedings against a lawyer for using the word “ass” about him. Puisne Justice Carlisle Greaves is also thinking of reporting defence lawyer Craig Attridge to the governing body for lawyers, the Bar Association.
ARDC adds two more allegations against attorney (The State Journal-Register)
The state commission that disciplines lawyers has added two allegations of neglecting and failing to communicate with clients to its earlier complaint against Springfield attorney Ralph E. Williams.
Marcos exposes ‘Peter’ C a sham, belies lawyer’s KBL claim (The Daily Tribune)
Lawyer Oliver Lozano and his nuisance senatorial candidate Joselito “Peter” Cayetano were yesterday exposed as a fraud by Ilocos Norte Gov. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., after the late strongman’s son submitted a certification to the effect that one Joselito “Peter” Cayetano was not a member of the political party Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL), where Marcos sits as its president.
Koepp's attorney says he'll ask for reduced bond (WKBT La Crosse)
JANESVILLE, Wis. An attorney for the man suspected in a triple murder in Rock County, but not charged with the slayings, says he'll ask for reduced bond.
Koepp's attorney says he'll ask for reduced bond (WBAY Green Bay)
JANESVILLE, Wis. An attorney for the man suspected in a triple murder in Rock County, but not charged with the slayings, says he'll ask for reduced bond. James Koepp...
Koepp's attorney says he'll ask for reduced bond (ABC 7 Chicago)
An attorney for the man suspected in a triple murder in Rock County, but not charged with the slayings, says he'll ask for reduced bond.
Attorney general to review paediatrician's cases (Guardian Unlimited)
The attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, is to review cases that involved the consultant paediatrician David Southall as a prosecution witness, it was announced today.
Attorney General to review paediatrician Southall's cases (Daily Mail)
The Attorney General is to review cases which involved consultant paediatrician Professor David Southall as a prosecution witness. The doctor has been accused of acting inappropriately and is facing a General Medical Council hearing in November
Sports attorney named to state's judicial panel (Boston Globe)
A noted sports attorney and a physician have been named to an influential panel that helps select state judges.
Schwab lawsuit settled, attorney general says (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter announced a $175,000 settlement Tuesday of his lawsuit against the former board members of a Fort Wayne non-profit.
BALCO leak attorney quits as commissioner of Rodeo cowboy group (San Francisco Chronicle)
Troy Ellerman, the defense attorney who pleaded guilty last week to leaking grand jury transcripts to a San Francisco Chronicle reporter, has resigned as commissioner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Ellerman, who once represented the...
Attorney: Police tell Jones he's not a suspect (Tennessean)
The attorney for Titans cornerback Pacman Jones said Tuesday morning his client interviewed with Las Vegas police on Monday night and has been informed he is not a suspect in a shooting in the city.
Titans' Jones just saw Vegas strip club shooting, lawyer says (USA Today)
Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones witnessed but wasn't involved in a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club that injured three, his lawyer said. Robinson said Jones was in Las Vegas to attend the NBA All Star game over the weekend and was invited to the Minxx Gentleman's Club, where the shooting occurred in the parking lot as Jones was leaving.
U.S. Attorney General to address Southern Baptist leadership this afternoon (Tennessean)
By ANITA WADHWANI Staff writer U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is expected to address a gathering of Southern Baptist Convention leaders at 3:30 p.m. today. He is expected to make a policy announcement, but no details about that announcement are available, according to a spokeswoman for Baptist Press, the official news agency of the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention. Gonzalez' ...
Mayor to appoint Sullivan as new city attorney (Ralston Recorder)
At the Feb. 26 Bellevue City Council meeting, Mayor Ed Babbitt will recommend to the council it approve his appointment of Patrick J. Sullivan as city attorney.
Jones wasn't involved in shooting, lawyer says (Fox Sports)
Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones witnessed but wasn't involved in a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club that injured three, his lawyer said. Jones, who has faced charges in other nightclub arrests in Tennessee, was only a witness to the triple shooting early Monday that left two critically wounded, attorney Worrick Robinson said Tuesday.