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Attorney general documents subpoened in U.S attorney outsters (The Business Journal of Phoenix)
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed documents and e-mails from U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over the post-election purge of federal prosecutors by the Bush administration, including former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton.
Moon Hires Lawyer After DUI Arrest (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon, who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last Friday, has retained a lawyer.
Lawyer reprimanded for fighting with judges (The Daily Record)
A lawyer who argued with one judge and walked out on another was reprimanded for that behavior on Tuesday by the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals rejected Daniel Q. Mahone’s claims that the judges themselves triggered his actions.
Sisnorio lawyer probes culpability of 3 boxing handlers (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- The lawyer of the family of Angelito Sisnorio Jr. is gathering evidence against a Filipino matchmaker, his suspected accomplice and the boxer’s listed manager to determine their culpability in his death.
Conrad Black lawyer motions for mistrial, judge denies (Daily Vidette)
CHICAGO (AP) - Defense lawyers again sought - and didn't get - a mistrial in Conrad Black's fraud trial Tuesday, as prosecutors tried to salvage testimony about personal travel perks the former media magnate allegedly charged to company coffers. Black lawyer Ed Genson's mistrial motion was swiftly dismissed by Judge Amy St.
Judge denies mistrial motion from Conrad Black lawyer (WQAD Moline)
CHICAGO Defense lawyers again sought -- and didn't get -- a mistrial in Conrad Black's fraud trial today. Judge Amy St. Eve swiftly dismissed Black lawyer Ed Genson's (JEN'-sons) motion.
Attorney General Gonzales Names New Chief of Staff (Law.com)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales named a new chief of staff on Tuesday. Gonzales' pick: Kevin O'Connor, the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. O'Connor replaces Chuck Rosenberg, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, who had taken the post on an interim basis since last month. Rosenberg had replaced D. Kyle Sampson, who resigned the job as the attorney general's top aide last month ...
N.Y.'s Former Chief Deputy Attorney General Joins Paul Weiss (Law.com)
New York's former chief deputy attorney general has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as a litigation partner. Michele Hirshman was second-in-command under ex-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and played a major role in investigations of alleged misconduct by Wall Street figures. At Paul Weiss, Hirshman will focus on internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense.
Fla. Attorney Seeks Fee of $11,000 an Hour, $100M in Sanctions Against Motorola (Law.com)
Florida litigator Willie Gary has upped the stakes in his post-trial sanctions case against Motorola, asking for as much as $93 million in attorney fees for the plaintiff lawyer team in a trade secret case that ended with a deadlocked jury. He is also seeking a $100 million sanction against the electronics giant for violating a court order sequestering witnesses and allegedly hampering the ...
Gateway murder trial: Attorney trying to ban press from hearing (Naples Daily News)
In his latest bid to shield his client in the high-profile Gateway murder trial from media exposure, a defense attorney for Fred Cooper hopes to ban reporters from court this week during a hearing where he will ask that evidence against his client be thrown out.
Judge denies mistrial motion from Conrad Black lawyer (WQAD Moline)
CHICAGO Defense lawyers again sought -- and didn't get -- a mistrial in Conrad Black's fraud trial today. Judge Amy St. Eve swiftly dismissed Black lawyer Ed Genson's (JEN'-sons) motion.
NY Attorney General says student loan corruption widespread (The Pantagraph)
ALBANY, N.Y. - It was a call from an industry whistleblower that first drew New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's attention to dubious practices in the student loan business.
Lawyer: Splenda slogan misleads (Winston-Salem Journal)
A Johnson & Johnson unit tricked consumers into believing its Splenda artificial sweetener is a natural product made from sugar, not a synthetic substitute, a lawyer for the maker of rival sweetener Equal told jurors yesterday.
Council decides to keep attorney (Galveston County Daily News)
City Attorney Dick Gregg Jr. will keep his job, but council member Mike Barber questioned whether his past politics would get in the way. City council considered rescinding the vote that put Gregg in the place once occupied by Arnold Polanco, who’s now a council candidate.
Tiller attorney’s appointment upsets abortion foes (Lawrence Journal-World)
Abortion opponents are upset that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed an attorney who defended Kansas’ best-known abortion provider against criminal charges to the state panel reviewing sentencing policies.
Attorney General Indicts 2 Youth Commission Officials (KXAN 36 Austin)
The Texas attorney general handed down 23 indictments Tuesday against former principal John Paul Hernandez and assistant superintendent Ray E. Brookins of the West Texas State School.
NY Attorney General says student loan corruption widespread (The Pantagraph)
ALBANY, N.Y. - It was a call from an industry whistleblower that first drew New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's attention to dubious practices in the student loan business.
Lawyer fights man's animal cruelty verdict (Florida Today)
Today, Greg Hynes' attorney will ask Judge George Maxwell to overturn Hynes' felony conviction on two counts of animal cruelty The January verdict could land Hynes 10 years in prison at his sentencing, tentatively scheduled for Friday, if his lawyer fails to win him a new trial.
Fla. Attorney Seeks Fee of $11,000 an Hour, $100M in Sanctions Against Motorola (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Florida litigator Willie Gary has upped the stakes in his post-trial sanctions case against Motorola, asking for as much as $93 million in attorney fees for the plaintiff lawyer team in a trade secret case that ended with a deadlocked jury.
Fatal Shooting of Veteran Justified, State's Attorney Finds (Washington Post)
The fatal shooting of a distraught armed man by a Maryland State Police officer last year might have been avoided if officers had not taken an "overwhelmingly aggressive" approach to the incident, the St. Mary's County state's attorney's office concludes in a report released yesterday.
Torys lawyer to continue testimony on CanWest sales at Conrad Black trial (Canadian Business)
CHICAGO (CP) - Torys lawyer Darren Sukonick will continue his testimony about Hollinger International's sale of newspapers to CanWest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS) at Conrad Black's fraud trial in Chicago.
Attorney general Gonzales faces subpoena (Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday, demanding hundreds of pages of new or uncensored records related to last year’s firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Attorney seeks $11,000 an hour for lawsuit work (Miami Herald)
Willie Gary, a Florida attorney whose personal Boeing 737 has an 18-carat gold bathroom sink, claims Motorola owes him at least $11,000 an hour for work on a lawsuit against the company.
Attorney seeks $11,000 an hour for lawsuit work (Miami Herald)
Willie Gary, a Florida attorney whose personal Boeing 737 has an 18-carat gold bathroom sink, claims Motorola owes him at least $11,000 an hour for work on a lawsuit against the company.
Lawyer on the case for GCC (Gloucester County Times)
Clearview Regional High School graduate Clint Lawyer hit a double and a triple in Gloucester County College's 13-3 win over Rutgers-Camden's JV squad in a non-league game on Tuesday.
Lawyer wants at least $11,000 an hour (Asbury Park Press)
Willie Gary, a Florida lawyer whose personal Boeing 737 has an 18-carat gold bathroom sink, wants Motorola Inc. to pay him $11,000 an hour for his work on a lawsuit against the company.
Lawyer to advise on Pro Shops development (Birmingham News)
The Leeds City Council agreed Tuesday to hire Birmingham lawyer Charlie Waldrep to advise and represent the city regarding its agreements involving the Bass Pro Shops development.
Lawyer to meet army on Qarase's court attendance (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Suva, April 11 (IANS) The lawyer for Fiji s deposed prime minister will meet the Army Friday to seek a deal that allows Laisenia Qarase to return to the capital for his court case.
Torys lawyer to continue testimony on CanWest sales at Conrad Black trial (MSN Money Canada)
CHICAGO (CP) - Torys lawyer Darren Sukonick will continue his testimony about Hollinger International's sale of newspapers to CanWest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS) at Conrad Black's fraud trial in Chicago.
Lawyer: No Columbine intention in school shooting (Chicago Tribune)
A lawyer for a 15-year-old student charged in connection with a shooting at a Chicago high school said today the boy had found the gun and had no intention of "doing something on the order of Columbine."
Spotlight falls on Toronto lawyer in Black trial (The Globe and Mail)
CHICAGO — A partner at the Toronto law firm of Torys LLP will be front and centre when the Conrad Black trial resumes today. Prosecutors began showing the jury a videotaped deposition of Torys' lawyer Darren Sukonick late Tuesday.
Do I Need an Attorney to File a Trademark Application? (AllBusiness via Yahoo! Finance)
It is now easier than ever to register a trademark without an attorney. Practically everything can be done online. The wealth of information on the Web about trademarking makes it possible to become relatively savvy in a fairly short time, without consulting an attorney.
Attorney says test flub may have raised cop's blood-alcohol level (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Prosecutors concealed expiration dates on glass hospital tubes containing blood samples from a detective who is charged with driving drunk and causing a head-on collision that seriously injured two women, the cop's attorney charged yesterday.
No law banning disclosure of party list nominees--lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- There is no law stopping the Commission on Elections from disclosing the partylist nominees, an election lawyer told reporters, as he urged media to exercise its right to have access to it.
Ex-lawyer who bilked elderly women gets 15 months (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A former Westmount, Que., lawyer who was convicted of defrauding his widowed clients of $1.7 million has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.
Ex-lawyer who bilked elderly women gets 15 months (CBC Montreal)
A former Westmount, Que., lawyer who was convicted of defrauding his widowed clients of $1.7 million has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.
Attorney General Indicts 2 Youth Commission Officials (KXAN 36 Austin)
The Texas attorney general handed down 23 indictments Tuesday against former principal John Paul Hernandez and assistant superintendent Ray E. Brookins of the West Texas State School.
Topeka, Kan. (AP) _ Abortion opponents are upset that an attorney who's represented Dr. George Tiller is now on the ... (WIBW-TV Topeka)
They worry an effort is afoot to protect the Wichita abortion provider from prosecution. Tuesday, the attorney, Dan Monnat, called the talk zany. Nicole Corcoran, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sebelius used the word bogus.
Lawyer takes NatWest to court over bank charges (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A lawyer who ran up hundreds of pounds in penalty charges on an unauthorised overdraft as a student will take bank NatWest to court this week seeking exemplary damages.
Lawyer takes NatWest to court over bank charges (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)
A lawyer who ran up hundreds of pounds in penalty charges on an unauthorised overdraft as a student will take bank NatWest to court this week seeking exemplary damages.
Western District of Missouri gets new U.S. attorney (BizJournals)
John F. Wood was sworn in as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri Wednesday morning, following unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Bennet Kelley: Attorney-gate, Democracy & Closed Doors (HuffingtonPost)
As the blossoming scandal over the U.S. Attorney firings upstages Washington's annual Cherry Blossom Festival, it is important to view the scandal in its proper context. Attorney-gate, whose genesis can be traced to the administration's first weeks, is a microcosm of all the tensions and contradictions that define the Bush presidency. Ultimately what is truly at issue in Attorney-gate is not the ...
Duke lacrosse: Attorney press conference (USA Today)
We're expecting to hear from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper or possibly spokespeople at 2:30 p.m. ET, and we're expecting to hear that all charges will be dropped against former Duke lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, David Evans and Collin...
Judge: Burbank must pay sticker lawsuit lawyer (Daily Southtown)
A federal magistrate has ordered Burbank to pay $3,300 to the lawyer of a local women who objected to religious imagery on the city's 2006-2007 vehicle sticker.
Black associates tried to misrepresent payments, lawyer testifies in fraud trial (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
CHICAGO (CP) - Two of Conrad Black's co-defendants attempted to misrepresent millions of dollars in payments they received when Hollinger International made a C$3.2-billion newspaper asset sale in Canada, a lawyer involved in the deal suggested Wednesday.
Qwest's Nacchio Sold Shares Legally, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
April 11 (Bloomberg) -- Joseph Nacchio, the former chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., acted in good faith and broke no insider trading laws by selling $101 million in company stock, his lawyer told jurors.
Black associates tried to misrepresent payments, lawyer testifies in fraud trial (Canadian Business)
Romina Maurino April 11, 2007 - 3:46 p.m. CHICAGO (CP) - Two of Conrad Black's co-defendants attempted to misrepresent millions of dollars in payments they received when Hollinger International made a C$3.2-billion newspaper asset sale in Canada, a lawyer involved in the deal suggested Wednesday.
Anna Nicole's lawyer to back Birkhead (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A Bahamian lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's estate says he will support giving full custody of her baby daughter to the girl's father, Larry Birkhead.
Anna Nicole's lawyer to back Birkhead (The West Australian)
A Bahamian lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's estate says he will support giving full custody of the Playboy Playmate's baby daughter to the girl's father, Larry Birkhead.
Attorney general clears Duke players of rape allegations (KTBS Shreveport)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Saying there had been a rush to judgment by an overzealous local prosecutor, the attorney general in North Carolina has dropped all charges against three Duke lacrosse players accused of sexual assault.