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County attorney: Gunshot would was self-inflicted (Crookston Daily Times)
A upon reviewing the investigation of a shootout in East Grand Forks last fall, the Polk County Attorney's Office concluded that an East Grand Forks man shot and killed himself during the incident.
Clinton attorney Junkert continues lawsuit against DeWitt County, sheriff (Herald & Review)
SPRINGFIELD - A federal lawsuit filed by a Clinton attorney against DeWitt County and DeWitt County Sheriff Roger Massey should not be dismissed, according to arguments filed Wednesday.
Attorney: Michael Morva requires mental evaluation (The New River Valley Current)
The attorney said he needs to know if Morva is capable of assisting in his own defense. CHRISTIANSBURG -- In stark contrast to his last appearance in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Feb. 23, Michael Morva seemed nearly catatonic Friday when he was ushered into court. The 27-year-old is accused of aiding his younger brother William Morva, who faces capital murder charges following a jail ...
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 says Planning Board erred (Bar Harbor Times)
BAR HARBOR — The attorney who advises the town’s Appeals Board says the Planning Board overstepped its authority in granting a variance to building setback requirements as part of its approval of developer Bob Bond’s plans to build a subdivision off Seabury Drive near Route 3.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Defense attorney questions Greeley police investigation (Greeley Tribune)
A defense attorney for the woman accused of killing a Greeley police officer's wife questioned whether Greeley officers could properly collect evidence in the case because of a conflict of interest.
Attorney General stops "cash for honours" broadcast (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The BBC says it has been prevented from broadcasting a news item about allegations of corruption in party political funding after losing an emergency hearing at London's High Court.
Lawyer for FBI whistleblower to run for seat held by Bachmann (The Bismarck Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for FBI whistleblower Jane Turner said Friday that he will run for Congress in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, currently held by freshman GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Attorney: H-BR board member is unfit to hold public office (The Beacon News)
An attorney who said he was representing unnamed concerned citizens told the Hinckley-Big Rock School Board this week that board member Jerry Riedelsperger should be declared unfit to serve.
Kennesaw State faculty request investigation by attorney general (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - KENNESAW, Ga. Kennesaw State University faculty members are asking the state attorney general to look into what they call widespread "fraud, graft and corruption" at the college after the resignation of one of the school's deans.
Kennesaw State faculty request investigation by attorney general (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - KENNESAW, Ga. Kennesaw State University faculty members are asking the state attorney general to look into what they call widespread "fraud, graft and corruption" at the college after the resignation of one of the school's deans.
Attorney General Launches Review Of Maywood Police (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced he has launched a review of the Maywood Police Department after receiving allegations of officer misconduct.
State Attorney General Warns Of Price Gouging (Central Florida News 13)
The state attorney general is warning victims of last month’s deadly tornados here in Central Florida to beware of people trying to take their money.
Attorney represents man convicted in student's slaying for free (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - The attorney for a man sentenced to 65 years in prison for the murder of Indiana University student Jill Behrman is now representing him free of charge.
Foster mother's attorney wants new trial, cites jury prejudice (The Western Star)
BATAVIA — The defense attorney for Liz Carroll, the foster mother who was found guilty of murdering 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, wants a new trial because he said one of the jurors who convicted his client was prejudiced.
Behrman Case: Murder Convict's Attorney Works For Free (WRTV Indianapolis)
The attorney for a man sentenced to 65 years in prison for the murder of Indiana University student Jill Behrman is now representing him free of charge.
Miami ticket lawyer kills robber (UPI)
A well-known Miami-area lawyer shot and killed a masked attacker who police said was trying to rob him at gunpoint in a parking lot.
Attorney Conviction Upheld (WLBT 3)
The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of former McComb attorney John E. Jackson. In 2004 Jackson was convicted of smuggling drugs into the Lincoln County Jail. He was convicted of giving marijuana to one of his clients who was an inmate at the jail.
Matthews' lawyer addresses steroid bust (SportingNews.com)
LOS ANGELES -- Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any la...
Matthews' lawyer addresses allegations (AP via Yahoo! News)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws or major league rules even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids investigation that has resulted in nine arrests.
Spa City attorney to speak in Albany (Saratogian)
ALBANY - Peter Tulin, a Saratoga Springs attorney, will speak Monday at the Environmental Conservation and Budget Hearing, addressing legislators about the importance of maintaining and improving Saratoga Spa State Park.
Attorney: Matthews Jr. broke no rules (USA Today)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws or baseball rules even though his name surfaced in a steroids probe that has resulted in nine arrests. "Gary wishes to cooperate" with baseball and authorities, lawyer Robert Shapiro said Saturday. "He is eager to tell his side of the story."
Lawyer: Matthews Jr. broke no laws, set to cooperate (ESPN)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids probe.
Matthews' lawyer addresses HGH allegations (Sports Illustrated)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws or major league rules even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroid investigation that has resulted in nine arrests.
The Lawyer Also Plays Her Lover (Washington Post)
What a banal man, to sit at the center of a tabloid mystery.
Attorney Allowed to Quit Representing Trucker Accused in Fatal Accident (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) A judge is letting a defense attorney end his representation of a trucker accused of causing a crash that killed five people from Taylor University in Indiana.
Clinton attorney Junkert continues lawsuit against DeWitt County, sheriff (Herald & Review)
SPRINGFIELD - A federal lawsuit filed by a Clinton attorney against DeWitt County and DeWitt County Sheriff Roger Massey should not be dismissed, according to arguments filed Wednesday.
Attorney recommends replacement (Galesburg Register-Mail)
KNOXVILLE - Knoxville needs a new city attorney.
Attorney Allowed to Quit Representing Trucker Accused in Fatal Accident (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) A judge is letting a defense attorney end his representation of a trucker accused of causing a crash that killed five people from Taylor University in Indiana.
Angels' Matthews hires high-profile attorney Shapiro amid allegations (The Press-Enterprise)
Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. has hired high-profile attorney Robert Shapiro -- most notable for representing O. J. Simpson in his 1995 murder trial -- to represent him after the reports last week that Matthews allegedly purchased a synthetic human growth hormone.
Lawyer: Matthews Jr. broke no laws, set to cooperate (ESPN)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids probe.
Lawyer for FBI whistleblower to run for seat held by Bachmann (The Bismarck Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for FBI whistleblower Jane Turner said Friday that he will run for Congress in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, currently held by freshman GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Lawyer says Ohio city's police chief, police dog have degree from same school (Southeast Missourian)
FOSTORIA, Ohio -- The city's police chief and police dog have degrees from the same online school, according to a defense lawyer challenging the chief's authority. The issue gives "one pause, if not...
County attorney: Gunshot would was self-inflicted (Crookston Daily Times)
A upon reviewing the investigation of a shootout in East Grand Forks last fall, the Polk County Attorney's Office concluded that an East Grand Forks man shot and killed himself during the incident.
Attorney says Planning Board erred (Bar Harbor Times)
BAR HARBOR — The attorney who advises the town’s Appeals Board says the Planning Board overstepped its authority in granting a variance to building setback requirements as part of its approval of developer Bob Bond’s plans to build a subdivision off Seabury Drive near Route 3.
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.
Attorney claims Urquiza innocent (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Scott Palmer, the attorney for Guillermo Urquiza, said his client did not attempt to hire someone to kill a McKinney police detective and did not aim a gun at members of a McKinney SWAT team when they raided his home last year.
U.S. attorney puts heat on Trenton (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The waiting room of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, N.J., is dreary in the way typical of old government buildings, but an arresting reminder of the power of this place hangs along one of the walls.
Matthews hires lawyer, denies any wrongdoing (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Baseball: Shapiro says Gary wants to tell his side. Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws or major league rules even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids investigation that has resulted in nine arrests.
Myer Feldman, attorney and adviser to two presidents (The Plain Dealer)
Bethesda, Md.- Myer Feldman, an attorney and adviser to two presidents, a businessman and a founding board member of the Special Olympics, died March 1. He was 92.
Legal world focused on lawyer prosecution (Greenwich Time)
The case of a Greenwich lawyer accused of destroying evidence of child pornography could be a landmark test for a federal law that has created jitters for defense lawyers about how to handle incriminating materials.
Lawyer: Matthews broke no laws (Contra Costa Times)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Los Angeles Angels outfielder hasn't violated any laws or major-league rules even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids investigation that has resulted in nine arrests.
Former Arizona attorney general to speak in SV (Sierra Vista Herald)
SIERRA VISTA — Grant Woods, former Arizona attorney general, will speak at the March 23 at the 1200 Club dinner meeting. Woods served as Arizona’s attorney general from 1991-1999.
Matthews' lawyer addresses allegations (AP via Yahoo! News)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws or major league rules even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids investigation that has resulted in nine arrests.
Lawyer sues businessman over $157K loan (Saipan Tribune)
A lawyer has filed a lawsuit against a businessman for allegedly refusing to pay him $157,365 in balance of loan. Attorney David G. Banes sued Tae Don Kwon for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud/misrepresentation, and for conversion.
Matthews' lawyer says client will cooperate (Fox Sports)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws or major league rules even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids investigation that has resulted in nine arrests. Matthews, in his first season with Los Angeles after a breakout year with Texas, was allegedly sent human growth hormone from a pharmacy.
Prosecutor criticizes Guantánamo Bay detainee's lawyer (International Herald Tribune)
The chief prosecutor for the American military commissions that will try suspected terrorists being held at Guantánamo Bay has lashed out at the military lawyer of one of the detainees.
Lawyer: Matthews didn't break rules (Inside Bay Area)
LOS ANGELES — Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer is convinced the Angels' outfielder hasn't violated any laws or major league rules, even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids investigation