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Urbana city attorney hands in resignation (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – City Attorney Jim Gitz has resigned, but he is expected to continue to do contract work for the city for a few more months. Gitz's last day was Feb. 16. City officials declined to give a reason for the resignation.
Rape Suspect Stabs Attorney Inside Courtroom (CBS 4 Boston)
A rape suspect is back in police custody after he stabbed his own attorney inside the Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham on Tuesday. More Massachusetts News
Lawyer: DNA agreement reached on Brown (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body. Lawyers for Brown's trustees wanted DNA samples to help sort out several paternity claims made against the singer since he died two months ago.
Ex-Banker Testifies Attorney Minor Initiated Loans To Judge (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Retired Biloxi banker Ira "Andy" Carpenter testified in federal court Tuesday that coast attorney Paul S. Minor initiated two loans for Circuit Judge John Whitfield in 1998, then handled all the negotiations and renewals and ultimately saw that they were repaid.
State Asked to Investigate Christian County Commission The Missouri Attorney General has been asked to investigate ... (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
If the Men or Lady Bears Make the NCAA this year, will you travel to see them play? Yes! Wouldn't miss a game! The Missouri Attorney General has been asked to investigate allegations of misconduct by the Christian County Commission....
Attorney Stabbed Inside Courtroom (WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A defendant is accused of stabbing his attorney inside a Dedham, Mass., courtroom Tuesday.
Ex-banker testifies attorney Minor initiated loans to judge (FOX 10 Mobile)
JACKSON, Miss. A retired Biloxi banker is testifying about the alleged procedures coast attorney Paul S- Minor initiated regarding two judicial loans. Ira "Andy"...
Denver's city attorney quits (BizJournals)
Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares abruptly tendered his resignation Tuesday, after more than a month in office.
City attorney steps down (Rocky Mountain News)
Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares notified Mayor John Hickenlooper this afternoon that he is resigning his position in light of a stolen computer investigation.
McAfee's Former Top Lawyer Charged (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
McAfee Inc.'s former top lawyer was charged Tuesday with stock options tampering in an alleged attempt to enrich himself at the expense of the computer security software maker's shareholders.
McAfee's former top lawyer charged (AP via Yahoo! News)
McAfee Inc.'s former top lawyer was charged Tuesday with stock options tampering that muddied the finances of the computer security software maker.
Lawyer: FBI knew convicts were innocent (AP via Yahoo! News)
The FBI considered the lives of four men who spent decades in prison for a murder they didn't commit "acceptable collateral damage" in the fight against organized crime, a lawyer for the families of the men said Tuesday.
JeffCo to waive attorney-client privileges in investigation (Denver Post)
Jefferson County commissioners have agreed to waive attorney-client privileges so county attorney staff members can speak with state investigators probing the use of public money to hire a private eye.
Lawyer argues for parents' right to sue (AP via Yahoo! News)
Parents should not be forced to hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the lawyer for parents of an autistic child told the Supreme Court Tuesday.
Ex-cop has emotional problems, lawyer says (Newsday)
A lawyer for former NYPD officer Mathew Edelman-Winstead, who was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation after he pulled over another driver and flashed a fake badge and ID card, defended him Tuesday, saying it was a one-time transgression caused by emotional problems.
Defendant accused of stabbing his lawyer during jury selection (Boston Globe)
A man allegedly stabbed his lawyer in court Tuesday using a sharp makeshift weapon, the Norfolk District Attorney's Office said.
Eben Norfleet announces candidacy for district attorney (The Valley News)
Eben C. Norfleet, a third-generation attorney from Oswego, recently announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the office of Oswego County district attorney.
McAfee?s Ex-Lawyer Indicted (New York Times)
The former top lawyer of McAfee Inc. was charged with stock options tampering that muddied the finances of the computer security software maker.
Denver City Attorney resigns amid computer theft investigation (Summit Daily News)
DENVER - Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares resigned Tuesday after police said they tracked a laptop computer stolen from District Court to his home.
Missing Omaha Attorney Found In Jail (KETV.com)
An Omaha defense attorney faced sex charges, then disappeared, only to be discovered in jail.
Attorney: Shooting victim didn't steal cop's truck (KREM Spokane)
SPOKANE -- The attorney for a man shot by an off-duty Spokane Police officer early Monday morning says his client feared for life. David Partovi tells KREM 2 News it was Officer Jay Olsen who chased his victim after he asked Olsen for a ride outside a downtown nightclub.
Parents Don't Need Lawyer for Child's Special Education Needs, High Court Told (Law.com)
Parents should not be forced to hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the lawyer for parents of an autistic child told the Supreme Court Tuesday. Most federal courts have said non-lawyer parents cannot represent their children in suits filed under the Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act. Several justices appeared to agree with the ...
Man in theft case requests attorney (Deseret Morning News)
One half of a Davis County couple, indicted on charges of embezzling $4.3 million in federal education funds while both were working for the Davis County School District, told a federal magistrate judge on Tuesday that he cannot afford his own attorney.
Tredyffrin lawyer arrested in alleged $900,000 theft (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Tredyffrin Township lawyer accused of stealing more than $900,000 from a client was arrested Monday, police announced yesterday.
Manzanares resigns as Denver's attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares resigned Tuesday, less than two months after he was sworn in, amid an embarrassing criminal investigation over a stolen laptop found in his home.
Designate power of attorney (The Morning Call)
| You probably have all sorts of systems in place to protect your family in the case of an emergency: health insurance, life insurance, disability care, emergency savings fund. But many people forget to do something that can be invaluable when it comes to protecting their families: Grant a power of attorney.
City attorney steps down (Denver Post)
Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares resigned Tuesday - less than two months after he took office - done in by a stolen computer he said he bought from a man in a parking lot.
DA says suspect stabbed lawyer in Dedham court (Boston Globe)
A former Boston man stabbed his lawyer in the face and chest with a makeshift knife yesterday, disrupting jury selection in his rape trial in Dedham, the Norfolk district attorney's office said.
Tredyffrin Twp. Attorney Arrested On Theft Charges (KYW News Radio 1060)
An attorney practicing in Tredyffrin Township, Pa. is facing charges of theft and other charges after police say he allegedly stole more than $900,000 from a client over a 20-year period.
Former McAfee lawyer indicted in options probe / Charges stem from alleged backdating during 2000 and 2002, U.S. ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
A San Francisco federal grand jury has indicted Kent Roberts, formerly the top lawyer at security software company McAfee Inc., for allegedly attempting to enrich himself by rigging stock options. The seven-count criminal fraud indictment handed up...
Columbus lawyer to lead review of state regulations (The Columbus Dispatch)
Gov. Ted Strickland has named a Columbus lawyer to lead a promised review of existing state regulations to eliminate those that are unnecessary or contradictory.
Parents ask to act as son's attorney (The Columbus Dispatch)
WASHINGTON — Parents should not be forced to hire a lawyer to sue public-school districts over their children’s special-education needs, the attorney for parents of an autistic child told the Supreme Court yesterday.
Arguments heard in effort to disbar New Orleans attorney (KPLC)
NEW ORLEANS The Louisiana Supreme Court has heard arguments on whether to go along with its lawyer disciplinary board's recommendation to disbar veteran New Orleans plaintiff attorney Joe Bruno over admitted ethics violations he committed more than 15 years ago in a high profile federal class-action lawsuit.
Fargo attorney accused of pointing gun at police officer... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
A Fargo attorney accused of pointing a gun at a police officer has pleaded not guilty. Forty-three-year-old Robert Merle Light pleaded not guilty yesterday to felony charges of reckless endangerment and terrorizing ... and a misdemeanor charge o
Marine's lawyer wants more time in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Marine squad leader accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian wants to return to Iraq to gather more evidence and interview possible witnesses.
Man accused of lawyer attack at trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
A rape defendant stabbed his lawyer in court with a makeshift weapon during jury selection, wounding the man.
Marine's lawyer wants more time in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Marine squad leader accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian wants to return to Iraq to gather more evidence and interview possible witnesses.
Environmental attorney joins PGE board (BizJournals)
Portland General Electric Co. has appointed Seattle attorney Rodney L. Brown Jr. to its board.
Lawyer Charged With Securities Fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A former McGuireWoods LLP lawyer was charged criminally Wednesday with fraud in connection with private investments involving companies that he represented, according to court documents.
Robert Blake's Attorney Appeals Wrongful Death Verdict (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Robert Blake's attorney on Wednesday appealed a $30 million wrongful death verdict against the actor, saying jurors discussed O.J. Simpson, ignored the lack of evidence that Blake killed his wife and decided to "send a message that celebrities and rich people cannot get away with murder."
Padilla too impaired to get fair trial: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla cannot get a fair trial on terrorism charges because years of secret interrogation damaged his brain, his lawyer told a U.S. judge on Wednesday, while prosecutors insisted that was untrue.
Judge wants new counsel for man accused of stabbing lawyer (Boston Globe)
A lawyer who was stabbed by his client during jury selection in the man's rape trial will be asked to step down from the case.
SEC Charges Ex-McAfee Lawyer With Fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kent H. Roberts, McAfee Inc.'s former top lawyer, with securities fraud Wednesday for allegedly altering stock option grant dates to benefit himself and others.
SEC charges former McAfee lawyer with stock fraud (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Kent Roberts, the former top lawyer at US computer security firm McAfee, was charged Wednesday with securities fraud by government regulators, who alleged Kent had manipulated stock option grants.
Los Osos expected to hire attorney for water quality appeal (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
The Los Osos Community Services District is expected to sign an agreement Thursday night to pay a local attorney to represent the district in an appeal to state water quality regulators.
County clerk's office open for business after attorney general suspends opinion (The Daily Sentinel)
The Nacogdoches County clerks' office opened its doors again to the public Wednesday afternoon, after Attorney General Greg Abbott announced an abatement of his earlier opinion, which said that clerks providing public records containing Social Security numbers were committing a felony.
Attorney accused of illegal trading at second KC ethanol company (Kansas City Star)
A second Kansas City-area ethanol startup says it, too, was victimized by an attorney who, while representing the company, bought its unregistered shares and sold them at a profit.
Actor Robert Blake's Attorney Appeals Wrongful Death Verdict (Fox News)
The attorney for actor Robert Blake appealed a $30 million wrongful death verdict Wednesday.
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.
Fired U.S. Attorney Speaks Out (Washington Post)
Former attorney in New Mexico says members of Congress pushed him on corruption probe.