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Embattled Attorney General here Tuesday (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales will be in Cincinnati Tuesday.
Gonzales Aide Refuses to Field Questions on Attorney Firings (Fox News)
Monica Goodling, a key Justice Department official involved in the firings of U.S. prosecutors, will invoke a constitutional privilege against self-incrimination to avoid answering questions before Congress and Senate, according to her attorney.
Student's confessed killer safer behind bars, attorney says (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON A Houston man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and burning her remains on his patio grill is safer behind bars. So Timothy Wayne Shepherd's attorney is not asking to be released from the Harris County Jail on bond.
Attorney general coming here, expects questions (Chicago Tribune)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is likely to face questions about the allegedly mediocre status of U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald when he arrives here Tuesday for a scheduled round table discussion and press conference.
Subway Hero Sues Lawyer Over 'Unfair Contract' (1010 WINS New York)
A quick-acting commuter who became an instant hero after saving a teenager who fell in front of an oncoming subway train has sued a lawyer he says manipulated him into signing an unfair, one-sided contract.
Attorney general aide won't testify on firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday invoked her constitutional right against self-incrimination and refused to testify before a Senate panel investigating the firing of eight prosecutors.
Attorney general sues local business over background checks (Dayton Daily News)
TROY — The Ohio Attorney General's Office is suing some Piqua residents accused of operating a courts Web site that claims to provide unlimited access for background checks and other personal information searches for a fee.
Subway Hero Sues Lawyer Over 'One-Sided' Contract (WCBS-TV New York)
A quick-acting commuter who became an instant hero after saving a teenager who fell in front of an oncoming subway train has sued a lawyer he says manipulated him into signing an unfair, one-sided contract. Wesley Autrey Sr. says in court papers he signed the contract Feb. 12 without reading it, agreeing that lawyer Diane L. Kleiman would represent and advise him in financial and other matters ...
J. Kirk Osborn, a Lawyer in the Duke Lacrosse Case, Dies at 74 (New York Times)
Mr. Osborn was a noted defense lawyer before he gained prominence defending one of three lacrosse players against accusations of sexual assault.
U.S. Attorney Flap Is A Primer On How Not To Manage A Crisis (CBS News)
When Eve, snookered by that wily serpent Satan, ate the forbidden fruit and shared it with Adam, and God figured out he'd been crossed, says crisis management consultant Eric Dezenhall, that first couple had pretty much the same response that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and senior Justice officials did when Congress confronted them about the federal prosecutor firings.
Jury selected in trial of lawyer accused of killing her lawyer husband (Fairview Observer)
A jury was selected Monday in the trial of Belinda Hope Mercer, a lawyer accused of killing her lawyer husband.
Warrants Issued For Disbarred Burlington Lawyer (WCAX 3)
A former Vermont lawyer is wanted by the law because he failed to show up to serve a prison term for blackmailing his ex-girlfriend.
Aide to embattled US attorney general will not testify (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A top aide to embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales plans to use her right to avoid potential self-incrimination, and decline to answer lawmakers' questions about the firings of eight US attorneys, her lawyer said Monday.
Union County district attorney to seek re-election (The Daily Item)
LEWISBURG — Union County District Attorney D. Peter Johnson has announced his candidacy for re-election to the county's top law enforcement post.
Attorney wants sex offender off the streets, committed to a state facility (Naples Daily News)
Eddie Lee Sadler has spent more than nine years in state prison after being found guilty of fondling a child twice and battery after a Collier County woman accused him of trying to rape her. Now, the 40-year-old Naples man is ready to be released and Assistant State Attorney Christopher Crowley is presenting evidence and testimony in an effort to have Sadler committed to a state facility under ...
Defense attorney: client 'disgusting' but didn't murder cousin's girlfriend (Sun-Sentinel)
Jessie Carranza committed "despicable and disgusting" acts on his cousin's girlfriend, including having sex with her corpse, but he did not kill her, defense attorney Gordon Richstone said Monday.
Local lawyer charged with family violence (The Brownsville Herald)
A local lawyer surrendered to Brownsville police Thursday and was charged with felony aggravated family violence and child endangerment, stemming from an argument at his home Thursday.
Jindal joins criticism against attorney general (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
WASHINGTON -- Louisiana's two senators said Monday that they need more information before taking a stand on whether U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should keep his job, while Rep. Bobby Jindal, R-La., criticized the nation's top law enforcement officer for not being "more open and honest."
Gonzales liaison to take Fifth on attorney firings (Houston Chronicle)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Manhattan subway hero sues lawyer over 'one-sided' contract (WMCTV Memphis)
NEW YORK A New York man who became a hero after saving a teenager who fell onto subway tracks is suing a lawyer over what he calls a "one-sided" contract. Wesley Autrey...
Manhattan subway hero sues lawyer over 'one-sided' contract (KHQ Spokane)
NEW YORK A New York man who became a hero after saving a teenager who fell onto subway tracks is suing a lawyer over what he calls a "one-sided" contract. Wesley Autrey...
Gonzales admits role in attorney firings (Seattle Times)
Saying he wanted to be "more precise" about what he had done, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales acknowledged Monday that he had a role in...
Gonzales aide refusing to testify on attorney firings (Denver Post)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at Senate hearings about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, citing her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.
Nelson seeks investigation of Florida attorney's resignation (Orlando Sentinel)
A U.S. attorney in Florida is set to step down Friday, and Sen. Bill Nelson wants Congress to examine whether his departure is tied to prosecutor firings at the Justice Department.
NYC subway hero sues lawyer (USA Today)
A man cheered as a hero for jumping onto a subway track to rescue a stranger has sued a lawyer he claims manipulated him into an unfair contract meant to profit on his fame.
Subway hero sues lawyer over contract (Newsday)
A quick-acting commuter who became an instant hero after saving a teenager who fell in front of an oncoming subway train has sued a lawyer he says manipulated him into signing an unfair, one-sided contract.
Manhattan subway hero sues lawyer over contract, saying it would take his earnings (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - A man cheered as a hero for jumping onto a subway track to rescue a stranger has sued a lawyer he claims manipulated him into an unfair contract meant to profit on his fame. Wesley Autrey Sr....
Attorney General sues Heartland Ford (The Southern Illinoisan)
DU QUOIN - A lawsuit was filed Monday in Perry County Circuit Court by Illinois Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey M. Feltman on behalf of Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the People of the State of Illinois against Du Quoin's Heartland Ford Inc., Automotive Partners Inc., Illinois Automotive Partners Inc., Peter Iodice and Donald James McPherson alleging consumer fraud and deceptive business ...
Hard questions here for attorney general? (Chicago Tribune)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is likely to face questions about the allegedly mediocre status of U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald when he arrives today for a scheduled round table discussion and press conference.
Attorney General sues Heartland Ford (The Southern Illinoisan)
DU QUOIN - A lawsuit was filed Monday in Perry County Circuit Court by Illinois Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey M. Feltman on behalf of Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the People of the State of Illinois against Du Quoin's Heartland Ford Inc., Automotive Partners Inc., Illinois Automotive Partners Inc., Peter Iodice and Donald James McPherson alleging consumer fraud and deceptive business ...
Manhattan subway hero sues lawyer over 'one-sided' contract (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
NEW YORK A New York man who became a hero after saving a teenager who fell onto subway tracks is suing a lawyer over what he calls a "one-sided" contract.
NY Subway Hero Sues Lawyer Over Contract (ABC News)
Manhattan Subway Hero Sues Lawyer Over Contract, Saying It Would Take His Earnings
Manhattan subway hero sues lawyer over 'one-sided' contract (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
NEW YORK A New York man who became a hero after saving a teenager who fell onto subway tracks is suing a lawyer over what he calls a "one-sided" contract.
Manhattan subway hero sues lawyer over 'one-sided' contract (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
NEW YORK A New York man who became a hero after saving a teenager who fell onto subway tracks is suing a lawyer over what he calls a "one-sided" contract.
Stern Lawyer Reveals Anna Nicole E-Mail (WCBS-TV New York)
A lawyer for Howard K. Stern said in a press conference Monday that her client cooperated completely with the investigation by Florida authorities into the death of his partner, model Anna Nicole Smith. She also said that e-mail on two laptops she provided to authorities revealed that Smith was angry at ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead and in love with her companion Stern. Slideshow: Anna Nicole ...
Stern Lawyer Reveals Anna Nicole E-Mail (KDKA Pittsburgh)
A lawyer for Howard K. Stern said in a press conference Monday that her client cooperated completely with the investigation by Florida authorities into the death of his partner, model Anna Nicole Smith. She also said that e-mail on two laptops she provided to authorities revealed that Smith was angry at ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead and in love with her companion Stern. Slideshow: Anna Nicole ...
Stern Lawyer Reveals Anna Nicole E-Mail (CBS 5 Bay Area)
A lawyer for Howard K. Stern said in a press conference Monday that her client cooperated completely with the investigation by Florida authorities into the death of his partner, model Anna Nicole Smith. She also said that e-mail on two laptops she provided to authorities revealed that Smith was angry at ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead and in love with her companion Stern. Slideshow: Anna Nicole ...
Stern Lawyer Reveals Anna Nicole E-Mail (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A lawyer for Howard K. Stern said in a press conference Monday that her client cooperated completely with the investigation by Florida authorities into the death of his partner, model Anna Nicole Smith. She also said that e-mail on two laptops she provided to authorities revealed that Smith was angry at ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead and in love with her companion Stern. Slideshow: Anna Nicole ...
Lawyer says man killed pianist in self-defense (Charleston Daily Mail)
A lawyer for a Kanawha County man on trial for the 2006 death of a church pianist said his client killed in self-defense.
Subway Hero Sues Lawyer (WNYC New York Public Radio)
The Good Samaritan who jumped onto the subway tracks and saved a teenager is now suing his lawyer. Wesley Autrey says in court papers that he signed a contract last month without reading it, agreein....
Lawyer for Accused Marine Cannot Go Back to Iraq (News 8 San Diego)
A judge has ruled that the lawyer for a Marine accused of murdering an Iraqi man cannot go to Iraq to talk to witnesses.
Perez names Klindt as acting U.S. Attorney (BizJournals)
James Klindt will become the acting U.S. Attorney serving the Middle District of Florida beginning March 31 when current U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez steps down from his post to become chief compliance officer for Fidelity National Financial in Jacksonville.
Attorney: A&M student's accused killer safer behind bars (Dallas Morning News)
HOUSTON - A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and burning her body on his patio grill is safer behind bars and is not asking to be released on bond, his attorney said Monday.
Local attorney named Harris Beach partner (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Attorney H. Todd Bullard has been named a partner at Harris Beach, the firm announced this morning.
Perez names Klindt as acting U.S. Attorney (The Business Journal of Jacksonville)
James Klindt will become the acting U.S. Attorney serving the Middle District of Florida beginning March 31 when current U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez steps down from his post to become chief compliance officer for Fidelity National Financial Inc.
Noose tightens around embattled US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The noose tightened Tuesday around beleaguered US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, after a top aide, fearing criminal prosecution, refused to testify in a scandal over the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors.
Attorney Says Fatal Shooting Case Of Self Defense (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The attorney of a man accused of shooting and killing an alleged gunman said the fatal confrontation was clearly self defense.
Bihar lawyer sues Chappell, Pawar and More (Cricmania)
Patna, March 27 - A Bihar lawyer has filed a case against cricket team coach Greg Chappell, Board of Control for Cricket in India - president Sharad Pawar and former selection committee chief Kiran More, blaming them for India's rout in the World Cup.Umeshwar Dutt Pathak filed his case in the chief judicial magistrate civil court in Ara, about 60 km from here.
Scruggs Sued Over Attorney Fees (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Jackson law firm has sued millionaire trial attorney Richard Scruggs for allegedly withholding money it claims it was owed for working on Hurricane Katrina insurance-related litigation.
Cancer will not affect whistle-blowing trial in Hollywood, attorney says (Sun-Sentinel)
Former Hollywood Police Chief Richard Witt was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, but his attorney said Tuesday it would not affect his upcoming whistle-blowing trial against the city.