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Lawyer Discusses Allegations Surrounding Matthews (ABC 7 Denver)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer says the Angels outfielder will cooperate with a steroids investigation.
Lawyer Discusses Allegations Surrounding Matthews (Click 2 Houston)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer says the Angels outfielder will cooperate with a steroids investigation.
Lawyer Discusses Allegations Surrounding Matthews (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
Gary Matthews Jr.'s lawyer says the Angels outfielder will cooperate with a steroids investigation.
Senator Called U.S. Attorney (Washington Post)
Sen. Domenici says that he regrets inquiring about status of ongoing corruption probe of Democrats.
Domenici acknowledges call to fired U.S. attorney (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici acknowledged Sunday that he called a federal prosecutor to ask about a criminal investigation, but insisted he never pressured nor threatened his state's U.S. attorney.
Paul Blumenthal: Domenici and Wilson Involved in Attorney Purge? (HuffingtonPost)
Back at the beginning of the year the Justice Department announced that it was replacing seven U.S. Attorneys in an unprecedented move. The Attorney 'purge' was able to take place due to a provision allowing the Justice Department to unilaterally replace U.S. Attorneys for any reason that was snuck into the PATRIOT Act reauthorization by Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA). McClatchy Newspapers ...
Lawyer accused of sexually assaulting second teen girl (Boston Globe)
A West Hartford lawyer has been charged a second time with having sex with a teenage girl and videotaping it, and he may face more allegations involving other girls, a state prosecutor says.
Canadian man's lawyer meets deadline (WKBT La Crosse)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A Canadian man charged with killing an American Indian Movement activist in 1975 can remain free because his lawyer met a filing deadline.
Lawyer accused of sexually assaulting second teen girl (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Hartford-AP, March 4, 2007 4:25 PM) _ A West Hartford lawyer has been charged a second time with having sex with a teenage girl and videotaping it.
Attorney Relives Chilling Robbery Attempt (CBS 4 Miami)
A South Florida attorney spent part of Sunday recounting the chilling details of a horrible robbery attempt on his life that resulted in him shooting and killing the suspect in self defense.
Domenici admits U.S. attorney call (UPI)
Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Sunday admitted he contacted a U.S. Attorney, asking about the status of a corruption investigation involving Democrats.
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.
Terror Case Prosecutor Assails Defense Lawyer (New York Times)
The prosecutor said Maj. Michael Mori should not be making public appearances in Australia, and may face prosecution for some of his remarks.
Cities under siege: Attorney General still mum on investigation (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
The investigation of two city police officers and activities related to the county drug task force by the state Attorney General’s Office continues, but — as in the past — a spokesman for the office declined to give any details when asked for an update on Friday.
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.
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.
IN Attorney General Offers Tips to Protect You from Super Bowl Ticket Scams (News 25 Evansville)
INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Steve Carter is warning Hoosiers heading to the Super Bowl to beware of bogus ticket scams. Many of the scams, Carter said, are happening through online auction websites.
Sen. Domenici clarifies call to U.S. attorney (Houston Chronicle)
Republican Sen. Pete Domenici apologized Sunday for calling the U.S. attorney in New Mexico about the timing of an ongoing federal corruption case involving at least one Democrat.
Lawyer: Ark. teacher ill, should be acquitted in son's death (Pine Bluff Commercial)
LITTLE ROCK - A school teacher wasn't in his right mind when his 2-year-old son was fatally stabbed and should be acquitted of a capital murder charge, his lawyer says.
2nd Circuit Upholds Attorney's Conviction for Forgery (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Perry Reich, the Long Island, N.Y., attorney who forged a federal magistrate judge's order, will remain in prison after a unanimous 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Friday.
THE LAWYER: Grant's defender says resignation not snap decision (Detroit Free Press)
After almost three weeks of high-profile legal wrangling for Stephen Grant, his lawyer, David Griem, stepped aside Sunday, saying he could no longer represent the man accused of murdering and dismembering his wife. Although the announcement came suddenly, it was not a snap decision, the former state and federal prosecutor said Sunday evening.
Senator admits he contacted U.S. attorney (Seattle Times)
Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N. M., acknowledged Sunday that he contacted the U.S. attorney in Albuquerque, N. M., last year to ask about an ongoing...
Lawyer accused of sexually assaulting second teen girl (Stamford Advocate)
A West Hartford lawyer has been charged a second time with having sex with a teenage girl and videotaping it, and he may face more allegations involving other girls, a state prosecutor says.
Lawyer with ties to Wyoming dies (Billings Gazette)
NEW YORK - Harold Healy Jr., the first U.S. lawyer elected president of the world's oldest international bar federation, died Sunday.
Attorney for trucker in fatal crash is leaving case (Detroit News)
A judge has permitted a defense attorney to end his representation of a Michigan truck driver accused of causing a crash that killed a Taylor University employee and four students, including one who was misidentified for weeks.
Storey school board attorney defends against alleged open-meeting violation (Nevada Appeal)
The Storey County School Board brought its attorney to a meeting last week after some residents charged the board with violating open-meeting laws.
PERSPECTIVE: Ohio's top lawyer compared to New York's Spitzer (FOX 45 Dayton)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A year before he was elected, people began comparing Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to New York's bulldog lawyer of the same title, Eliot Spitzer.
PERSPECTIVE: Ohio's top lawyer compared to New York's Spitzer (WFMJ Youngstown)
COLUMBUS, Ohio A year before he was elected, people began comparing Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to New York's bulldog lawyer of the same title, Eliot Spitzer.
Attorney won't charge Behrman's killer (The Indianapolis Star)
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.
U.K. Attorney General Blocks Sun, BBC Reporting on Honors Probe (Bloomberg.com)
March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Britain's Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith blocked the Sun from reporting details of an e-mail between two of Prime Minister Tony Blair's closest aides as police investigate a political funding scandal.
U.K. Attorney General Blocks Sun, BBC Reporting on Honors Probe (Bloomberg.com)
March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Britain's Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith blocked the Sun from reporting details of an e-mail between two of Prime Minister Tony Blair's closest aides as police investigate a political funding scandal.
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.
Detainee's lawyer protests warning (Miami Herald)
SYDNEY, Australia - The Pentagon-appointed lawyer for Australia's lone captive at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, says the chief U.S. prosecutor threatened him with charges that could slow his client's case from going to trial.
Senator Complained About Fired Attorney (CBS News)
The Justice Department said Monday that Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico called Attorney General Alberto Gonzales four times to complain about a U.S. attorney who claims he was fired for not rushing a corruption probe.
Senator complained about fired attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Justice Department said Monday that Republican Sen. Pete Domenici called Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his deputy four times to complain about a U.S. attorney who claims he was fired for not rushing a corruption probe.
Court appoints attorney for Jake Garner (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
Johnson County Circuit Court Judge K. Mark Loyd has appointed a Franklin attorney to represent a local man accused of a string of unsolved arsons in 2003.
Justice Department Says Senator Complained about U.S. Attorney (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Paul Charlton - who was the U.S. Attorney for Arizona until the end of January - is being subpoenaed to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee. The announcement comes as lawmakers have new questions about the ousters of Charlton and at least seven other U.S. attorneys by the Bush administration.
Attorney Steps Down From Robert Spencer Case (Indiana's NewsCenter)
Defense attorney says there was a conflict of interest.
Attorney general sues waste hauler over alleged illegal dumping (BizJournals)
New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Monday accused a waste hauler in the Bronx of illegally dumping construction waste in Columbia County.
Justice Department says senator complained about U.S. attorney (ABC 7 El Paso)
The Justice Department says Republican US Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico called Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his deputy four times to complain about US Attorney David Iglesias.
Lawyer: Prosecutors claim parents drugged child over money (Boston Globe)
Prosecutors believe the parents accused of fatally overdosing their 4-year-old daughter killed the girl because she wasn't earning them the same amount of government money as her two older siblings, the woman's defense lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Prosecutors Claim Parents Drugged Child Over Money (WLBZ Bangor)
The lawyer for a woman accused in the fatal overdose of her four-year-old daughter says prosecutors will claim the parents drugged the child over money. Michael Bourbeau tells The Associated Press that a prosecutor outlined a motive for him, which he calls "a sick theory."
Senator reportedly complained often about U.S. attorney (Orange County Register)
The attorney claims he was fired for not rushing a corruption probe.
Statesville attorney documents bygone era (Statesville Record & Landmark)
Mike Lassiter Jr., a local attorney, looks at his book, " Our Vanishing Americana," which showcases some of the mom-and-pop type businesses that are a dying breed.
Sen. Domenici Called About U.S. Attorney Four Times (NPR)
A senior Republican senator says he regrets a phone call he made to a U.S. attorney about an ongoing corruption probe. Sen. Pete Domenci (R-NM) wanted federal prosecutor David Iglesias to speed up a probe of a prominent local Democrat. Iglesias was fired in November.
Norfolk lawyer must pay $250 after incident that led to mistrial (The Virginian-Pilot)
VIRGINIA BEACH - The state Supreme Court has upheld a contempt of court finding against a prominent Norfolk attorney who bumped into and shoved a fellow lawyer during a trial in 2005. Robert C. Nusbaum . . .
City Attorney: Company Overstated Liberty Station Costs (10 News San Diego)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre alleges that The Corky McMillin Companies overstated the development costs for the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma by $9.6 million.
Lawyer: Prosecutors claim parents drugged child over money (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON The lawyer for a woman accused in the fatal overdose of her four-year-old daughter says prosecutors will claim the parents drugged the child over money.
Former Akin Gump Attorney Accuses Firm of Age Discrimination (Law.com)
A Washington attorney has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that he was fired from Akin Gump because he was too old, less than a year and a half after being hired as senior counsel in the Korea practice. Before he was let go, Donald Gross alleges that his practice group's head "reiterated to him that Akin Gump was terminating him not because of any ...
The Attorney-Client Privilege and the 'Complete Lawyer': More than Mere Legal Advice (Law.com)
In order to best serve the client, the well-informed and well-prepared lawyer -- the "complete" lawyer -- often does more than provide only "legal advice" in a narrow sense, writes attorney Kevin P. Allen. A valuable attorney frequently provides specific guidance and recommendations concerning changes to a client's policies and practices. And, as the 2nd Circuit held in a recent case, the client ...