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Michigan's Female U.S. Attorney Resigns (San Francisco Chronicle)
Michigan's first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that she is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration. Margaret M. Chiara, 63, said Friday she would resign her position effective March...
Bar Owner Says He Paid for Justin Timberlake, Singer's Lawyer Denies It (Fox News)
Chicago bar owner claims he paid $25,000 for an autograph-signing appearance by former N'Sync star; Timberlake's lawyer says it isn't so
Prominent Attorney Killed In Crash (WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
An automobile crash has claimed the life of a prominent Johnson County attorney.
Lawyer denied gag order in sexual assault trial (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
A local dance instructor, accused of sexually assaulting a young boy several years ago, was back in court this afternoon. The lawyer for Ricardo Villa, presented several motions during the pre-trial hearing.
Lawyer: Unethical to quit suit (Wisconsin State Journal)
It would be unethical for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office to withdraw from a lawsuit accusing a Sawyer County cranberry grower of excessively polluting public waters, the lawyer for the private landowners involved in the suit said Friday.
Lawyer's dream home damaged in blaze (San Antonio Express-News)
Local lawyer Philip Ross' three-story dream house was damaged Saturday in a fire likely sparked by a barbeque pit left smoldering on a back deck, fire officials said.
Mayor to appoint Sullivan as new city attorney (Gretna Breeze)
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.
Mich. U.S. attorney latest to step down (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Michigan's first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that hers is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration.
Attorney Tom Jones killed in car wreck (The Indianapolis Star)
Tom Jones, a Franklin attorney considered by some in his profession to be one of the best trial lawyers in Indiana, died Saturday, shortly after he was involved in a traffic crash in Greenwood.
Police sting on lawyer rankles state defense bar (The Burlington Free Press)
The man on the phone, court documents would reveal later, was an undercover police detective, but the defense lawyer had no way of knowing that then.
Post story raises questions on U.S. Attorney firings (Reno Gazette-Journal)
U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden of Nevada was among six of the seven fired U.S. Attorneys who had positive job reviews when they were let go last December, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Attorney works on funeral details (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Anna Nicole Smith's funeral will not take place before Tuesday, a court-appointed attorney for the former Playboy Playmate's baby daughter said Saturday.
Michigan U.S. attorney abruptly says she's quitting (The Columbus Dispatch)
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. Michigan’s first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that hers is among the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration.
State’s attorney to review possible meeting violations (Daily Herald)
Community Unit District 300 likely violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act last year. But to date, the only group to ask the Kane County state’s attorney’s office to investigate is District 300.
Failed sting against lawyer draws protests (Boston Globe)
Longtime lawyer Eileen Hongisto didn't take the bait when the police officer lied about who he was, but the attempted sting is drawing protests from her fellow attorneys nonetheless.
Failed sting against lawyer draws protests (WCAX 3)
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Longtime lawyer Eileen Hongisto didn't take the bait when the police officer lied about who he was, but the attempted sting is drawing protests from her fellow...
IL Attorney General Says Check Scams Are on the Rise (News 25 Evansville)
CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is cautioning the state's residents to be extra wary of check scams. Complaints of counterfeit cashier's checks are on the rise.
Saddam's lawyer says he'll publish book (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's former chief lawyer said Sunday he plans to publish a book in the coming year disclosing secret information about the executed Iraqi leader.
Mexican cardinal says L.A. can't try him (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Los Angeles court has no legal right to try Mexico's most prominent cardinal for complicity in the alleged rape of a child by a Mexican priest, the cardinal's lawyer said Sunday.
Attorney weighs in on immigration issues (Summit Daily News)
FRISCO - Frisco immigration attorney Eric Fisher sees situations like Bradley and Michele Dorcas' all too often at his practice. "I have people come in every day who marry U.S. citizens and think, 'Oh, this is going to be easy,'" Fisher said.
Bonds' lawyer says slugger will not cooperate with baseball's steroids investigation (San Francisco Chronicle)
Major League Baseball's top steroids investigator has urged Giants star Barry Bonds and other players tied to the BALCO drug scandal to submit to interviews and turn over their medical records, The Chronicle has learned. But Bonds' lawyer said Sunday...
New Humboldt County attorney is youngest in state (The Fort Dodge Messenger)
HUMBOLDT — At 26, Jennifer Benson doesn’t have the experience of some of her contemporaries, but the recently elected Humboldt County Attorney said that may work in the county’s favor.
Attorney: No Smith Funeral Before Tues. (Newsday)
Anna Nicole Smith's funeral will not take place before Tuesday, the court-appointed attorney for the starlet's baby daughter said Saturday.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
St. Jude lures New York health care attorney to be chief counsel (BizJournals)
When St. Jude hired a high-powered New York health care attorney for a project last year, nobody expected him to so fall in love with the place that he moved to Memphis.
An attorney with a feel for the game (BizJournals)
Lonnie Ritzer's resume reads like that of an accomplished sports attorney.
Austin Attorney Arrested On Kiddie Porn Charges (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin attorney faces federal charges Friday night after the FBI finds thousands of images of child pornography on his computers. Douglas Stum was arrested at the Diamond-McCarthy law firm, off LOOP 360. He's been a lawyer there for at least seven years.
FBI Agents Arrest Lawyer For Child Porn (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin lawyer is under arrest for possession of child pornography. FBI agents arrested Douglas Stum after finding what they said are thousands of images of child pornography on his computer.
Attorney to run for GOP chair (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
A Columbus attorney with a practice in Phenix City wants to send more Republican legislators to Atlanta, and he's vying for a position that will allow him to help make that happen.
Failed sting against lawyer draws protests (Brattleboro Reformer)
BRATTLEBORO (AP) -- Longtime lawyer Eileen Hongisto didn't take the bait when the police officer lied about who he was, but the attempted sting is drawing protests from her fellow attorneys nonetheless.
Lawyer: School partly to blame for death (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
SOUTH ROYALTON -- Insisting that school officials were partly to blame, a lawyer for a woman whose 15-year-old daughter was slain while skipping school took her case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, telling justices a jury should decide whether Spaulding High School can be held accountable. ... - The Associated Press
Mexico's Cardinal Rivera can't be sued in U.S., lawyer argues (Los Angeles Times)
MEXICO CITY — A court in Los Angeles has no legal right to try Mexico's most prominent cardinal in connection with alleged child molestation and rape by a Mexican priest, the cardinal's lawyer said Sunday.
Cardinal's lawyer: L.A. court has no right to try suspect on rape in Mexico (Daily Bulletin)
MEXICO CITY - A Los Angeles court has no legal right to try Mexico's most prominent cardinal for complicity in the alleged rape of a child by a Mexican priest, the cardinal's lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer: Bonds can't cooperate in steroids investigation (ESPN)
Barry Bonds and other players under suspicion of using performance enhancing drugs have been asked by Major League Baseball's lead steroids investigator to turn over medical records and submit to interviews.
Attorney General OK's Sale of Paradise Valley Hospital With Conditions (RedNova)
By Weeks, Katie Prime Healthcare has received conditional approval to purchase the South Bay's Paradise Valley Hospital based on a consultant's report conducted for the state Attorney General's office. The attorney general must still conduct a public hearing to be held at 1 p.m.
LOCOLG stalling county's court case, Attorney charges (Lake Sun Leader)
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The attorney representing the county says the taxpayers are paying the price for the legal maneuvering, stall tactics and nonsense that have become the course of action in a suit filed by the commission on behalf of Camden County against the Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments.
Attorney-author takes a role in the action (Orange County Register)
Attorney loved legal thrillers but wanted African-American characters. So she started to work on writing one herself.
Investigator urges Bonds to aid probe of steroids / But player can't comply with Mitchell's request, lawyer says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Major League Baseball's top steroids investigator has urged Giants star Barry Bonds and other players tied to the BALCO drug scandal to submit to interviews and turn over their medical records, The Chronicle has learned. But Bonds' lawyer said Sunday...
Defense seeks to remove District Attorney (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Defense attorneys in what is being called a "test case" for the caregiver provision of Colorado's medical marijuana law are asking the District Attorney's office to remove itself from the case.
Attorney: Decision Today On David Carroll Plea (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Today is the day that David Carroll will decide if he will attempt to seek a plea deal in the death of Marcus Fiesel, his attorney said Monday.
Bonds won’t help ’roid investigators, lawyer says (MSNBC)
Barry Bonds and other players under suspicion of using performance enhancing drugs have been asked by Major League Baseball’s lead steroids investigator to turn over medical records and submit to interviews.
Attorney, PI ask for inquest in prosecutor's death (WFMJ Youngstown)
LANCASTER, Pa. A private investigator and a family attorney are trying to force the Lancaster County coroner to conduct an inquest into the mysterious death of a federal prosecutor more than three years ago.
Attorney, PI ask for inquest in prosecutor's death (phillyburbs.com)
LANCASTER, Pa. - A private investigator and a family attorney are trying to force the Lancaster County coroner to conduct an inquest into the mysterious death of a federal prosecutor more than three years ago.
Former police chief gets new attorney to handle wife assault conviction (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE - Former Woodfin Police Chief Pete Bradley got a new attorney today to handle the appeal of his conviction on a charge of assaulting his wife.
Attorney General's Office Demands $30K Repayment From Black (WSOC-TV 9 Charlotte)
The Attorney General's office wants former House Speaker Jim Black to reimburse the state $30,000 he was given to pay lawyers who helped his office respond to federal subpoenas, according to a letter released Monday.
Attorney: Ohio foster father will plead guilty to murder (WAVE 3 Louisville)
A man has decided to plead guilty to murder for the death of his 3-year-old foster son left bound up in a closet while he went to a family reunion, his attorney and the prosecutor said Monday.
Polaris Geothermal Receives Notice From Nicaraguan Attorney General Advising of its Intention to Annul Concession ... (SYS-CON Media)
Polaris Geothermal Inc. ('Polaris Geothermal' or the 'Company'), (TSX: GEO) a renewable energy geothermal power producer, advises that its Nicaraguan subsidiary Polaris Energy Nicaragua S.A. ('PENSA') received, after the close of the market on February 23, 2007, a copy of Resolution PGR/HE-05-2007 dated February 23, 2007 which was issued by the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic of ...
Attorney: Testimony not credible (Philadelphia Tribune)
GREENSBURG – The attorney who presided at the inquest into the death of a teenage boy killed with state Sen. Robert Regola’s handgun questioned the credibility of the senator and his brother.
Breaking news: Defense lawyer suing to know who sent an informant to his office (Standard-Examiner)
FARMINGTON -- A defense lawyer representing David Edward Drommond Jr. complained in court today that the Davis County Sheriff's Office sent a confidential informant into his office with surveillance equipment and asked questions about his client.
Lawyer: Foster father to plead in murder (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man will plead guilty to murdering his developmentally disabled 3-year-old foster son by binding him in a closet before leaving for a family reunion, the man's attorney and a prosecutor said Monday.