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Lawyer pleads guilty in funeral scam (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Westmoreland County lawyer pleaded guilty Monday and agreed to help investigators build a case against a Greensburg funeral supply business.
‘Pre-eminent trial lawyer’ retires (The State)
Leighton Lord remembers, as a young lawyer with the Columbia-based Nexsen Pruet law firm, once seeing his mentor, Harold Jacobs, do something in court that no one else attempted.
Naples council members seek city attorney's opinion on Sunshine Law (Naples Daily News)
Naples City Council members agreed Monday that, in light of concern about possible Sunshine Law violations by a member of the council and two Collier County commissioners, the city attorney should render an opinion on the matter.
Lawyer's bill to go unpaid (The Express-Times)
EASTON | Northampton County officials are refusing to pay a $2,500 bill submitted by a lawyer who represented Chief Registrar Deborah DePaul during a meeting last week.
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 general to investigate Ameren's marketing practices (Herald & Review)
SPRINGFIELD - Just days after state regulators launched their own investigation into huge jumps in electricity bills, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her own probe into the marketing and advertising practices of St. Louis-based Ameren Corp.
Arizona: Lawyer Seeks New Review of Sex Offender (New York Times)
A defense lawyer for Neil H. Rodreick II, 29, a sex offender accused of tricking four schools into allowing him on campus as a student, asked a judge to have an independent expert evaluate whether Mr. Rodreick is mentally competent to stand trial. The lawyer, Steven August, said in a hearing before Judge Thomas B. Lindberg of Arizona Superior Court that ?significant trauma in Mr. Rodreick?s past? ...
Former Akin Gump Attorney Accuses Firm of Age Discrimination (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Former McAfee lawyer pleads not guilty to stock option tampering charges (San Jose Mercury News)
McAfee Inc.'s former top lawyer pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court to charges of stock options tampering in an alleged attempt to enrich himself at the expense of the computer security software maker's shareholders.
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.
Former police spokesman joins U.S. attorney's office (The Indianapolis Star)
Capt. Tim Horty, police department spokesman under three different chiefs, is retiring from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to join the U.S. attorney's office.
Defense lawyer says DA to argue money was reason parents poisoned 4-year-old (Boston Globe)
Prosecutors will allege that Carolyn and Michael Riley poisoned their 4-year-old daughter because she was not providing them with sufficient money from government assistance programs, the mother's defense lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer: one more apology needed (Greensboro News & Record)
GREENSBORO -- The lawyer for two Palestinian students who say they were attacked by football players at Guilford College in January said Monday that his clients have received apologies from three of four athletes involved in the fight.
Deputy District Attorney gone after three-and-a-half-month stay (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
Deputy District Attorney Pamela F. Mucklow is no longer with the 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office after working there for about 31Ú2 months. It's unclear why she left after such a short duration.
U.S. lawyer led international bar (Chicago Sun-Times)
NEW YORK -- Harold Healy Jr., the first U.S. lawyer elected president of the world's oldest international bar federation, died Sunday. He was 85.
Shields will get new attorney (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
The man who police believe killed Charles Rayner in his Court Tower apartment last summer will get a new attorney.
Fired U.S. attorney cites threat (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Officials say a reported conversation between another former U.S. attorney and Chief of Staff Michael Elston never took place.
Lawyer in fire-plane deaths seeks dismissal (The Fresno Bee)
The lawyer for a Tulare man accused of murder in the deaths of an airborne firefighting crew plans to ask the case be thrown out over accusations that authorities withheld crucial evidence.
Lawyer files claim over alleged unnecessary rabies shots (Times-Standard)
A Sacramento lawyer is representing 13 people who believe Humboldt County and the state didn't tell them when a second rabies test on two cats conducted in 2003 came up negative, allowing them to proceed with rabies shots for about a month.
Lawyer for former Razorback asks for continuance in lawsuit (NWAnews.com)
The lawyer for former University of Arkansas and NFL defensive back Ahmad Carroll asked to continue a Washington County civil lawsuit trial in which Carroll is a defendant. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
MS Lawyer: Google Violates Copyrights (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Writers and publishers are losing money because of Google, a Microsoft lawyer says.
Lawyer: Prosecutor Outlines Motive In Child's Overdose (NBC 10 Providence)
BOSTON -- The lawyer for a woman accused in the fatal overdose of her 4-year-old daughter said prosecutors will claim the parents drugged the child over money.
MS Lawyer: Google Violates Copyrights (ABC 7 Denver)
Writers and publishers are losing money because of Google, a Microsoft lawyer says.
MS Lawyer: Google Violates Copyrights (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Writers and publishers are losing money because of Google, a Microsoft lawyer says.
MS Lawyer: Google Violates Copyrights (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Writers and publishers are losing money because of Google, a Microsoft lawyer says.
Serbia Has Legal Obligation To Arrest Mladic - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BELGRADE (AP)--Serbia now has a legal obligation to arrest fugitive Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic because it risks U.N. Security Council sanctions after a World Court ruling, the lawyer who led Serbia's defense said Tuesday.
Lawyer: 3 athletes apologize for attack (AP via Yahoo! News)
Three college football players accused in an attack on Palestinian students have apologized, and the victims' lawyer says they'll drop their complaint once the fourth player says he's sorry.
Judge concerned over lawyer conflict in deputy molest case (The Fresno Bee)
Saying he was concerned about family ties to the defendant, a judge demanded a waiver from a lawyer representing a former sheriff's deputy in a teen molestation case.
BREAKING NEWS: LaSane's attorney tells jury evidence is lacking (Asbury Park Press)
The attorney for Michael LaSane, in closing arguments in the murder trial of special-education teacher Kathleen Stanfield Weinstein, told the jury there was little evidence implicating his client. Friedman said each witness and piece of evidence had little validity, including a tape which Weinstein recorded after she was abducted. The tape was found with the victim's body. Prosecutors have argued ...
Star Jones really a lawyer on TV (UPI)
Not only is Star Jones a lawyer in real life, she's playing one on TV in the season finale of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," set in New York. ...
Ousted U.S. attorney for western Washington testifies before Senate committee (The Olympian)
WASHINGTON _ The fired U.S. attorney for western Washington state told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the former chief of staff to Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., called him to ask about an investigation of voter fraud in the hotly contested 2004 Washington governor’s race.
Bay area attorney disbarred, to pay $16M in restitution (BizJournals)
A Clearwater attorney is among 19 lawyers disciplined in recent Florida Supreme Court order, the Florida Bar said.
Gonzales defends U.S. attorney firings (UPI)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defended the firing of eight U.S. attorneys but added that the actions could have been handled with more care.
Microsoft Copyright Attorney Bashes Google Book Search (E-Commerce Times)
Google's Book Search project "systematically violates copyright" and deprives content owners of the opportunity to make money from their creations, according to a top Microsoft attorney. He accuses Google of taking a "cavalier approach to copyright" and of making money off other people's copyrighted creations in a prepared speech.
Microsoft Copyright Attorney Bashes Google Book Search (TechNewsWorld.com)
Google's Book Search project "systematically violates copyright" and deprives content owners of the opportunity to make money from their creations, according to a top Microsoft attorney. He accuses Google of taking a "cavalier approach to copyright" and of making money off other people's copyrighted creations in a prepared speech.
Panel confirms lawyer for utilities commission (The News & Observer)
Despite concerns from some environmentalists, the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved the nomination to the state's utilities commission of Raleigh lawyer Edward Finley Jr.
Buchanan's attorney wants statements suppressed in murder case (Fargo Forum)
The attorney for a Moorhead man who faces a murder charge for shooting and killing another man during a dice game last summer is attempting to suppress statements he made about the weapon used and the incident.
Former Seattle U.S. Attorney Tells Senate Committee He Felt Threatened (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Former U.S. Attorney John McKay of Seattle told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday he was pressured not to testify before Congress.
Seattle parking magnate, lawyer Joe Diamond dead at 99 (KING 5 Seattle)
Josef "Joe" Diamond, a parking lot magnate and lawyer who argued a major discrimination case at the U.S. Supreme Court, is dead at age 99.
Microsoft Lawyer Attacks Google on Copyrights (GigaLaw.com)
Microsoft is taking aim at Google Inc.'s rival book-scanning project, saying the search company "systematically violates copyright." In prepared remarks, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer also said Google is cutting into the profits of authors and publishers.
Libby found guilty; attorney demands new trial (CNN.com)
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, will appeal his conviction on federal perjury and obstruction of justice charges if he doesn't get a new trial, Libby's lead attorney said Tuesday.
Tallahassee Attorney on Probation (WCTV Tallahassee)
A Tallahassee attorney long active in women's rights issues has just been placed on probation by the Florida Supreme Court. Florida's high court placed Linda Miklowitz on emergency probation and ordered her to undergo a psychiatric review to make sure she is fit to practice law.
Arizona attorney may receive congressional subpoena (BizJournals)
A congressional committee is considering subpoenaing former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton to testify on a possible Bush administration purge of federal prosecutors after the November elections.
Serbia's lawyer calls for Mladic arrest (AP via Yahoo! News)
Serbia now has a legal obligation to arrest one of the top Bosnian war crimes suspect still at large because it risks United Nations Security Council sanctions after a World Court ruling, the lawyer who led Serbia's defense said Tuesday.
Lawyer Drops Case Against Paulk (FOX 5 Atlanta)
ATLANTA (FOX5) -- There is a surprising new development in the lawsuit against Bishop Earl Paulk. Less than a month before the trial, the couple suing the well known DeKalb County preacher has dropped their case. The lawyer for the couple says the matter is far from over. Click video for more information. Amanda Davis reports.
McMillin attorney: Aguirre should make public apology (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
The developer of the former Naval Training Center on Tuesday called City Attorney Michael Aguirre's accusations of inflated labor costs "completely wrong," and asked for a public apology.
Fired U.S. attorney cites threat (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Officials say a reported conversation between another former U.S. attorney and Chief of Staff Michael Elston never took place.
Stare revokes Tabor lawyer's license (WOI-TV Des Moines)
TABOR, Iowa A Tabor lawyer had his license revoked in Iowa after an array of ethical misconduct allegations were filed in Nebraska and Iowa.
Stare revokes Tabor lawyer's license (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
TABOR, Iowa A Tabor lawyer had his license revoked in Iowa after an array of ethical misconduct allegations were filed in Nebraska and Iowa. William Rickabaugh was...
U.S. attorney: Fernald Development Center should stay open (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan says the Fernald Development Center in Waltham should remain open, a recommendation that could end a state effort to close the center for mentally retarded people.