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Berlusconi and Mills stand trial for alleged bribe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Silvio Berlusconi and David Mills go on trial on Tuesday over an alleged bribe paid to the British lawyer to keep quiet about the former Italian prime minister's media business dealings.
Lawyer selected as director of economic development (The Columbus Dispatch)
Delaware County officials have selected a lawyer with state government experience as the county’s new economic-development director. John Barron, 32, of New Albany, is scheduled to begin work today.
‘Principled stand´ drives attorney at center of Ten Commandments case (JTA)
Attorney Stephen Glassroth, who filed suit over a Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama Judicial Building. A lawyer opposed to a controversial Ten Commandments monument in front of the Alabama Supreme Court has been vindicated by a federal court.
Attorney general should quit, New York Sen. Schumer says (San Francisco Chronicle)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has so politicized the Justice Department that he should step down for the sake of the nation, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat said Sunday. Citing recent disclosures about the FBI's improper use of...
Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai beaten, hurt in custody: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was severely assaulted in detention and had to be taken to hospital for treatment following his arrest on Sunday over a banned prayer rally, his lawyer said.
Annexation, attorney fees topics at Willard meeting (The Springfield News-Leader)
The Willard board of aldermen will meet at 7 tonight at City Hall, 224 W. Jackson St. Agenda items include requesting approval to set a public hearing to annex all of the Meadows service area into Willard city limits. Aldermen may also discuss city attorney fees.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Leading Democrats call for ouster of US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Congressional Democrats called Sunday for the firing of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, on the heels of revelations that the FBI had abused its power to get Americans' personal information and other problems that have emerged or worsened on Gonzales's watch.
No. 3 Dem Wants Attorney General Out (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, Sen. Charles Schumer says.
Tsvangirai injured, "in bad shape" in custody-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was "in bad shape" on Monday after suffering head injuries while in police custody, his lawyer said, and rights groups alleged he and other politicians were tortured.
Tsvangirai injured, "in bad shape" in custody: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was "in bad shape" on Monday after suffering head injuries while in police custody, his lawyer said, and rights groups alleged he and other politicians were tortured.
Egypt court rejects blogger appeal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Egyptian appeals court on Monday confirmed a four-year jail sentence against a blogger convicted of insulting religion and defaming the president, his lawyer said.
No. 3 Dem Wants Attorney General Out (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, Sen. Charles Schumer says.
Trial to begin Tuesday for indicted attorney in diet drug case (FOX 10 Mobile)
JACKSON, Miss. Trial starts tomorrow (Tuesday) for a Vicksburg attorney accused of helping clients submit false settlement claims. Assistant U-S Attorney Cynthia...
Senator calls for attorney general to resign post (Charleston Daily Mail)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has so politicized the Justice Department that he should step down for the sake of the nation, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat said.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai badly hurt in custody-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was "in bad shape" on Monday after suffering head injuries while in police custody, his lawyer said, and rights groups alleged he and other politicians were tortured.
Former lawyer given five years in prison (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(New Haven-AP, Mar. 12, 2007 1:08 PM) _ A former Fairfield lawyer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for bank fraud.
Former Fairfield lawyer gets 5-year prison sentence (WCBS 880 New York)
A former Fairfield lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for a scheme to defraud a bank in connection with residential real estate loans, authorities said. John M. Claydon Jr., 57, formerly of Trumbull, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in New Haven.
Former Fairfield lawyer gets 5-year prison sentence (Boston Globe)
A former Fairfield lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for a scheme to defraud a bank in connection with residential real estate loans, authorities said.
Hog farm attorney: Zoning issues satisfied (The York Dispatch)
A Peach Bottom Township farm has satisfied all the zoning regulations needed to get approval for an expanded hog farm, an attorney said last week.
Criticism mounts against US Attorney General (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a key but discreet figure in the Bush administration, is under increasing fire for zealously applying anti-terror laws and for his running of the Justice Department deemed to be too political.
Surfin' Attorney Attacked By Shark In Stuart (CBS 4 Miami)
He’s used to fighting the bad guys in court, but over the weekend, a Palm Beach County prosecutor found himself in the middle of a very different kind of fight. Assistant state attorney, and part-time surfer, Adam McMichael said he never he saw the shark before it attacked.
Jury hears from former New Orleans lawyer in Minor trial (FOX 10 Mobile)
JACKSON, Miss. Former New Orleans attorney Leonard Radlauer told a federal jury today (Monday) that Mississippi Gulf Coast lawyer Paul Minor wired him...
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Jury Hears From Former New Orleans Lawyer In Minor Trial (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Former New Orleans attorney Leonard Radlauer told a federal jury Monday that Mississippi Gulf Coast lawyer Paul Minor wired him $125,000 to pay off a bank loan for a then-circuit judge.
Jury hears from former New Orleans lawyer in Minor trial (Hattiesburg American)
JACKSON – Former New Orleans attorney Leonard Radlauer told a federal jury today that Coast lawyer Paul Minor wired him $125,000 to pay off a bank loan for a then-circuit judge.
Terrorism suspect's lawyer decries continued secrecy in case (AccessNorthGA)
A federal judge denied a request by a young man charged with aiding terrorists to force the government to disclose whether it used warrantless surveillance on the suspect based on a prosecution response that was filed in secret, a defense lawyer alleges.
Democrats seek Rove in attorney firings (AP via Yahoo! News)
Congressional Democrats on Monday singled out presidential adviser Karl Rove for questioning about the firings of eight federal prosecutors and whether the dismissals were politically motivated.
Judge tells district attorney he waited too long to try murder case (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- District attorney Eddie Jordan waited too long to retry a man on murder charges and the case probably will be thrown out, a state judge said Monday.
Judge tells district attorney he waited too long to try murder case (The Houma Courier)
District attorney Eddie Jordan waited too long to retry a man on murder charges and the case probably will be thrown out, a state judge said Monday.
DM lawyer gets jail time for choking wife (The Des Moines Register)
A Des Moines lawyer who pleaded guilty March 1 to repeatedly choking his wife unconscious in front of their three children will be sentenced to 30...
Jailed attorney disbarred (Billings Gazette)
A Billings attorney jailed on a contempt charge has been disbarred.
Criticism mounts against US Attorney General (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a key but discreet figure in the Bush administration, is under increasing fire for zealously applying anti-terror laws and for his running of the Justice Department deemed to be too political.
City attorney wants Chargers to help city with financial shortfall (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre wants the San Diego Chargers to "help the city out," possibly by renegotiating their Qualcomm Stadium lease or by making the city's bond payment.
Restaurant Food Investigation: City Attorney Files Charges (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
The city attorney filed criminal charges Monday against the owner of the 7th Street Market, which supplies produce to Southern California restaurants and stores.
Attorney sentenced to two years in insurance scam (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, 7:15 p.m. March 12 (AP): An attorney who stole nearly $400,000 in insurance refunds from his doctor clients and then tried to cover his tracks by faking bank statements and kiting checks was sentenced Monday to two years in prison.
Millions stolen by lawyer (Connecticut Post)
John M. Claydon Jr. admitted Monday that he acted like a person with no conscience. The former Fairfield lawyer wouldn't get much of an argument from the 36 clients from whom he stole at least $3.
How a County Attorney's Office Is Streamlining E-Discovery (Law.com)
The Nassau County Attorney's Office in New York knew its document retrieval needed an upgrade to comply with the amended Federal Rules regarding e-discovery. The county chose to automate e-mail and electronic document analysis, culling and review with the Clearwell Intelligence Platform. C.C. Holland looks at the results.
Attorney claims getting rid of the Chief violates state law (The Pantagraph)
URBANA - A Champaign attorney argues the University of Illinois violated state law by doing away with the Chief Illiniwek mascot and filed a lawsuit Monday to save the American Indian mascot.
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.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Italy's Berlusconi, British lawyer Mills go on trial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will be in the dock once again Tuesday, along with his British former tax lawyer David Mills, when their trial opens in Milan.
Jailed attorney disbarred on other charges (Helena Independent Record)
BILLINGS (AP) — A Billings attorney who is in custody on a contempt charge has been disbarred on unrelated allegations of wrongdoing.
Supreme Court disbars jailed Billings attorney (Billings Gazette)
A Billings attorney jailed on a contempt charge has been disbarred.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Holland & Hart lawyer quits (Denver Post)
A Holland & Hart lawyer resigned last week after admitting that he overbilled clients while working at another firm.
Deal in works to keep principal out of jail, attorney says (Seattle Times)
The attorney for Alexander Coberly, the Seattle school principal who is accused of exposing himself to a woman, says he is working on an...
Lawyer Mills and Italy's Berlusconi go on trial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will be in the dock once again Tuesday, along with his British former tax lawyer David Mills, when their trial opens in Milan.