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Nacchio's attorney dissects case in closing arguments (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney Herbert Stern slowly dissected the case presented by government prosecutors against his client, Joe Nacchio, as closing arguments continued Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado.
Lawyer wants charges dismissed in botched surgery case (The Daily Comet)
A Brazilian woman charged with her ex-husband in a fatal liposuction procedure did not assist in the surgery and wasn't even in the room when the operation was performed, her lawyer said Wednesday as he asked for the manslaughter charges against her to be dismissed.
SF Attorney: Mayor's Paramour Entitled To $10,000 (CBS 5 Bay Area)
The woman San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had an affair with was entitled to $10,000 she collected in sick pay after working at City Hall, according to a determination made by San Francisco's city attorney on Wednesday.
Attorney: 'Prison Break' Actor Lane Garrison to Plead Guilty (Fox News)
Former "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison will plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter for a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy who was a passenger in his car, his attorney said Wednesday.
Lawyer wants charges dismissed in botched surgery case (Boston Globe)
A Brazilian woman charged with her ex-husband in a fatal liposuction procedure did not assist in the surgery and wasn't even in the room when the operation was performed, her lawyer said Wednesday, as he asked a judge to dismiss the manslaughter charges against her.
Attorney: Garrison will plead guilty to manslaughter (KXAN 36 Austin)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. His attorney says ex-"Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison will plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter over a crash that killed a 17-year-old in his car.
N.C. attorney general: Duke players 'innocent' (CNN.com)
North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that the three former Duke University lacrosse players who faced sexual assault charges are "innocent" and the charges are being dropped.
Lawyer wants charges dismissed in botched surgery case (Boston Herald)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A Brazilian woman charged with her ex-husband in a fatal liposuction procedure did not assist in the surgery and wasn't even in the room when the operation was performed, her lawyer...
Melton's defense team subpoenas district attorney (The Clarion-Ledger)
Jackson Mayor Frank Melton's defense team has subpoenaed Hinds District Attorney Faye Peterson in what appears to be a last attempt to get the charges against the mayor and his bodyguards dropped.
Attorney: Garrison will plead guilty to manslaughter (KXAN 36 Austin)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. His attorney says ex-"Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison will plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter over a crash that killed a 17-year-old in his car.
Lawyer advising Black's firm said execs could ask for non-compete payments (Canadian Business)
Romina Maurino April 11, 2007 - 7:12 p.m. CHICAGO (CP) - A lawyer who advised Conrad Black's former company admitted in videotaped testimony shown to jurors on Wednesday that he had told Hollinger International it could decide how to attribute "non-compete" payments.
N.C. attorney general's statement dropping Duke rape case: 'tragic rush to accuse' (Detroit News)
Statement from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on the Duke University lacrosse rape case.
Uganda: Buganda Road Court Sets Lawyer Nyote's Trial for May 4 (AllAfrica.com)
THE trial of a city lawyer against charges of giving false information to a court of law has been set for May 4. Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate, Margret Tibulya set the hearing of prosecution witnesses in the perjury case.
Attorney advised Hollinger on payments (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney who advised former media mogul Conrad Black's Hollinger International on newspaper sales said in videotaped testimony shown Wednesday that he told the company it could decide how to attribute "non-compete" payments.
Attorney Advised Hollinger on Payments (ABC News)
Attorney Says He Told Hollinger International It Could Determine Non-Compete Payments
Carnival-Like Hearing on $93M Attorney Fees, $100M Sanctions Against Motorola (Law.com)
In a hearing Wednesday, Florida plaintiffs attorney Walter "Skip" Campbell invoked both the Bible and New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during his testimony on behalf of litigator Willie Gary, who has requested $100 million in sanctions and $93.1 million in attorney fees -- including $11,000 per hour for himself -- in a trade secrets case against Motorola that ended in a mistrial. Judge Leroy ...
Lawyer wants charges dismissed in botched surgery case (The Standard-Times)
CAMBRIDGE — A Brazilian woman charged with her ex-husband in a fatal liposuction procedure did not assist in the surgery and wasn't even in the room when the operation was performed, her lawyer said yesterday, as he asked a judge to dismiss the...
Soap Maker Hires Lawyer To Defend Drummer (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A lawyer hired by a liquid soap maker will defend a punk rock drummer arrested in Newport Beach on suspicion of possessing a date rape drug inside a bottle.
Attorney general drops charges in Duke lacrosse case (The Herald-Sun)
State Attorney General Roy Cooper closed the book on the Duke lacrosse rape case Wednesday by declaring defendants David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann innocent and dismissing all charges.
No attorney required at yearly meeting (The News-Press)
Q: Is it a legal requirement that an attorney be present at annual meetings for condominium associations? Also, there was a valid election of...
SA lawyer warns of healthcare fraud (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
An Adelaide lawyer has warned of a new wave of healthcare fraud that could cost Australian taxpayers billions of dollars each year.
Bangladeshi lawyer shot dead (BBC News)
Gunmen kill a lawyer who prosecuted six militants who were hanged two weeks ago.
Carnival-Like Hearing on $93M Attorney Fees, $100M Sanctions Against Motorola (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
In a hearing Wednesday, Florida plaintiffs attorney Walter "Skip" Campbell invoked both the Bible and New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during his testimony on behalf of litigator Willie Gary, who has requested $100 million in sanctions and $93.1 million in attorney fees -- including $11,000 per hour for himself -- in a trade secrets case against Motorola that ended in a mistrial.
Attorney target of extortion scheme (St. Petersburg Times)
CLEARWATER - Police have arrested an Oldsmar man who they say tried to extort $100,000 from a prominent Clearwater attorney. Officials Wednesday released few details, saying their investigation was ongoing.
Non-compete deals 'surprised' attorney (Chicago Sun-Times)
An attorney who worked on the sale of Hollinger International newspapers said he was "surprised" that $15.6 million in non-compete payments given to former press baron Conrad Black and three other former executives in 2000 and 2001 had not been disclosed until 2002.
Lawyer Wants Fatal Liposuction Case Dropped (The Boston Channel)
A Brazilian woman charged with her ex-husband in a fatal liposuction procedure did not assist in the surgery and wasn't even in the room when the operation was performed, her lawyer said.
Lawyer Advice, Free of Charge (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (KHNL) - The help of a good lawyer can run you about 150, to 400 dollars... an hour. It's not cheap. But, there is free, professional legal help available to all of us, once a week.
Justice parole attorney allowed to argue case (The Buffalo News)
The man who killed his parents, brother and a fellow Kenmore resident in 1985 has agreed to allow his parole attorney to represent him in his effort either to be returned to prison or released from custody.
New U.S. Attorney back from Beltway to Missouri (Kansas City Star)
New U.S. Attorney John Wood has a golden resume, and his ties to state’s GOP establishment run deep.
Microsoft's top lawyer happy with Vista Ready info (InfoWorld via Yahoo! News)
Microsoft's top lawyer said Thursday that he is happy with the information the company provided about its Vista operating system, and its compatibility with existing PCs, ahead of the software's launch in January this year.
Celebrity lawyer bail date moved (BBC News)
Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman has his bail date extended for a second time.
Microsoft's top lawyer happy with Vista Ready info (InfoWorld)
( InfoWorld ) - Microsoft's top lawyer said Thursday that he is happy with the information the company provided about its Vista operating system, and its compatibility with existing PCs, ahead of the software's launch in January this year. Last week, a  class-action lawsuit was brought  against the software maker claiming it unfairly labeled some PCs "Windows Vista Capable" when they ...
Attorney advertising rules challenged (Business First of Buffalo)
New York's rules restricting attorney advertising will be challenged in U.S. District Court in Syracuse on April 13 by a Washington, D.C., lobbying group.
Lawyer: Players Aim To Clear Record (Local 6 Orlando)
A lawyer for one of the three Duke lacrosse players said the three will now try to have the record of their arrest erased.
Divorce Lawyer For Sara Evans Sued By Husband (WKRN Nashville)
Craig Schelske, the husband of country singer Sara Evans, has filed a $20-million lawsuit against one of his wife's divorce lawyers. | | According to The Tennessean, Schelske says Nashville lawyer John Hollins, Sr. slandered him by telling untruths to the media. | | Evans filed for divorce in October. Her lawyer claimed Schelske had an affair with their nanny. | | | Copyright 2007 by...
Lawyer: Players Aim To Clear Record (NBC 5 Chicago)
A lawyer for one of the three Duke lacrosse players said the three will now try to have the record of their arrest erased.
Bangla lawyer shot dead (NDTV)
A government lawyer, who prosecuted a case against top Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh militants leading to the execution of six of them last month, has been shot dead by suspected militants belonging to the outlawed group.
Senate Dems Consider Subpoenas for Attorney Investigation (Fox News)
Senate panel considers allowing Chairman Patrick Leahy to sign subpoenas compelling the Bush administration to surrender documents and force two officials to testify about U.S. attorney firings.
Bitter witness turns on defence lawyer of accused Rwandan (Canada.com)
Desire Munyaneza. MONTREAL - A witness on Wednesday accused a lawyer for war-crimes suspect Desire Munyaneza of "giving her unspeakable wounds" when she testified six years ago at a United Nations tribunal into the Rwandan genocide.
Microsoft Lawyer Rebuts 'Vista Ready' Gripes (PC World via Yahoo! News)
Microsoft Corp.'s top lawyer said Thursday that he is happy with the information the company provided about its Vista operating system, and its compatibility with existing PCs, ahead of the software's launch in January this year.
Lawyer admits marijuana charges (Star-Gazette)
WELLSBORO – A Wellsboro lawyer who police said accepted marijuana for legal work will serve a year on probation and submit to regular drug testing. But whether he will lose his license to practice law remains uncertain.
Steaua Bucharest's lawyer loses his job for defending hooligan (Pravda)
Steaua Bucharest fired its lawyer, because the latter represented a fan who was arrested for allegedly hitting a cameraman with a chain at last week's derby against Dinamo.
Services for Malpractice Attorney William Gargaro Set for Saturday (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Services are slated for Saturday for William J. Gargaro, a former prosecutor who became a leading medical malpractice attorney. Gargaro, 67, died March 31 as a result of complications from surgery for back problems resulting from a fall last October, shortly after he retired from practice.
Missourian back home as attorney (Columbia Daily Tribune)
Western District official kin to Bond. KANSAS CITY (AP) - John Wood returned to his home state yesterday as the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, bringing a résumé replete with experience in the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Minister's wife fired at her husband and fled, attorney says (CNN.com)
A Tennessee preacher's wife, on trial for his murder, cried in court Thursday as her attorney described how, after years of abuse, she grabbed a shotgun, fired at her husband and fled, not knowing if he was dead or alive.
Payments Should Go Through Black's Firm, Lawyer Said (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Former Hollinger International Inc. Chairman Conrad Black and his codefendants acted on legal advice when they routed through a holding company noncompete payments prosecutors claim they sought to hide, a lawyer testified.
Bitter witness turns on defence lawyer of accused Rwandan (Canada.com)
Desire Munyaneza. MONTREAL - A witness on Wednesday accused a lawyer for war-crimes suspect Desire Munyaneza of "giving her unspeakable wounds" when she testified six years ago at a United Nations tribunal into the Rwandan genocide.
Durham district attorney apologizes to Duke lacrosse players (Charleston Daily Mail)
DURHAM, N.C. -- The local prosecutor who charged three Duke lacrosse players with raping a stripper apologized to the athletes today, acknowledging that the North Carolina attorney general's decision to drop the case was correct.
Mind & Body ; Lawyer Learned to Relax Through Yoga, and Now She's Teaching Others (RedNova)
By RORY MCCLANNAHAN Journal Staff Writer Angela Martinez knows about stress -- she's been a corporate lawyer for 21 years. She also knows how to deal with that stress and wants to help other people.
Clarence Darrow's hometown to celebrate famed lawyer's 150th birthday (WFMJ Youngstown)
KINSMAN, Ohio The northeast Ohio hometown of famed lawyer Clarence Darrow will honor him Wednesday on what would have been his 150th birthday. The day will include tours of Darrow's birthplace home in Farmdale and boyhood home in Kinsman, located in Trumbull County.Darrow was a study in contrasts.