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Sara Evans' Husband Sues Her Divorce Attorney (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Craig Schelske alleged a divorce attorney for his country singer wife Sara Evans slandered and libeled him with untrue allegations of adultery.
Affidavit: Attorney Paid in Drugs for Legal Services (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him
Attorney charged with accepting cocaine as payment from client (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
COLUMBUS, Ind. - An attorney was charged after accepting cocaine from a client in payment for a $175 dollar legal bill, police said.
Washington Attorney General sues credit card processors (The Portland Business Journal)
Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna said he's filed a lawsuit against Merchant Processing Inc. of Beaverton, Ore. and its affiliates, claiming they used "deceptive tactics" to sell credit and debit card processing services to small businesses in the state.
Rove didn't intentionally delete e-mails sought in prosecutors firing probe, his lawyer says (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored server, saying...
Lawyer: Rove Didn't Mean to Delete Email (San Francisco Chronicle)
Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored computer system. The attorney said Rove believed the communications were being preserved...
Louisiana's attorney general decides not to get involved in spat over Breaux run for gov. (Boston Herald)
BATON ROUGE, La. - The state attorney general said Friday he would not issue a decision on whether former U.S. Sen. John Breaux, who lives in Maryland, can run for governor of Louisiana. Attorney General...
Chuck Guite's lawyer files grounds for appeal in sponsorship case (CNews)
MONTREAL (CP) - Chuck Guite's defence is setting out the appeal of his conviction and 42-month prison term for fraud in the sponsorship scandal. Lucie Joncas, Guite's lawyer, has filed some 50 pages with the Quebec Court of Appeal outlining Guite's grounds for overturning his conviction.
Lawyer: Rove didn't mean to delete e-mail (USA Today)
Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored server, saying Rove believed the communications were being preserved in accordance with the law.
Gonzales aide initially targeted to replace western Mich. U.S. attorney (Detroit Free Press)
WASHINGTON — A key aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was initially targeted as a possible replacement for Margaret Chiara, the U.S. attorney in western Michigan, nearly a year before she was forced to resign.
Ghana: Lawyer Dumps AMA (AllAfrica.com)
LAWYER FRANCIS Kojo-Smith, legal counsel for Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in the ongoing legal battle revolving around the razing down to the ground of Pier Hotel by the former President Jerry John Rawlings-led regime, has withdrawn his representation at court.
Rove Lawyer: E-Mail Deletion Unintentional (CBS News)
Karl Rove's lawyer denied that President Bush's chief political adviser had intentionally deleted e-mails from a Republican-sponsored computer system. Those messages may cast light on the firing of U.S. prosecutors.
Lawyer: Rove didn't mean to delete email (AP via Yahoo! News)
Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored computer system.
Lawyer: Rove assumed e-mails were stored (AP via Yahoo! News)
Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored computer system.
Attorney: Expelled Naval Academy QB will continue to seek justice (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - ANNAPOLIS, Md. An attorney for the U.S. Naval Academy's former star quarterback said Friday "we will continue to seek justice," after the Navy's decision to expel Lamar Owens Jr., for his conviction on two felony counts for having sex with a female midshipman.
Attorney will 'seek justice' for Navy's Owens (USA Today)
An attorney for the U.S. Naval Academy's former star quarterback said Friday "we will continue to seek justice," after the Navy's decision to expel Lamar Owens Jr., for his conviction on two felony counts for having sex with a female midshipman. The decision to discharge Owens was announced Thursday by Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter.
Attorney: Expelled Naval Academy QB will continue to seek justice (WIS News 10 Columbia)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. An attorney for the U-S Naval Academy's former star quarterback said today they will continue to seek justice after the Navy's decision...
Attorney: Expelled Navy QB seeks justice (Sports Illustrated)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- An attorney for the U.S. Naval Academy's former star quarterback said Friday "we will continue to seek justice," after the Navy's decision to expel Lamar Owens Jr., for his conviction on two felony counts for having sex with a female midshipman.
Hospital names Louisville attorney as chief negotiator (WHAS 11 Louisville)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A Louisville attorney has been hired as the chief negotiator for a regional hospital system trying to end a week-old battle with hundreds of striking workers.
Lawyer: Rove didn't mean to delete email (AP via Yahoo! News)
Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored computer system.
Lawyer: Rove assumed e-mails were stored (AP via Yahoo! News)
Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored computer system.
Stern sues Anna Nicole Smith's mother's lawyer (CNN.com)
Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's attorney and partner, filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against the lawyer for Smith's mother.
Attorney General Wants Additional Punishment For Teens Accused Of Racist Tirade (WCSH 6 Portland)
Two teenagers who have already been charged by Bangor Police for an incident involving an African American woman now face suits from the State Attorney General.
Howard K. Stern files suit against Houston attorney (ABC 13 Texas)
The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith today filed a slander lawsuit against a Houston attorney who represents Smith's estranged mother.
Howard Stern files slander lawsuit against attorney (FOX 10 Mobile)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. The former attorney and companion of Anna Nicole Smith has filed a slander lawsuit against an attorney for Smith's estranged mother. Howard K-...
Howard Stern files slander lawsuit against attorney (KXAN 36 Austin)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith today filed a slander lawsuit against a Houston attorney who represents Smith's estranged mother.
Gernalow Wilson's Attorney Tries Again For His Release (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
ATLANTA (CBS 46)-- The attorney for a young man serving 10 years in prison for having consensual sex with a girl when he was 17 and she was 15, has a new tactic to set her client free.
Lawyer Says Rove Assumed E-Mail Was Kept (New York Times)
Karl Rove, the chief political strategist for President Bush, did not intentionally delete e-mail messages to avoid creating a paper trail, his lawyer said.
El Masri's lawyer stands by discrimination claim (ABC via Yahoo!7 Sports)
The lawyer for Bulldogs winger Hazem El Masri says he stands by his claim that police harassed them outside a cafe in Sydney's south-west earlier this week.
Stern Sues Anna Nicole Mom's Attorney for Slander (E! Online)
Although no custody issues were hammered out Friday in the Bahamas, Howard K. Stern used the downtime to add more fuel to the legal fire that's been blazing out of control since Anna Nicole Smith died suddenly in February. Stern filed a federal slander lawsuit against attorney John O'Quinn, who represents Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, accusing him of suggesting to reporters that ...
Howard Stern files slander lawsuit against attorney (KTRE-TV East Texas)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith today filed a slander lawsuit against a Houston attorney who represents Smith's estranged mother.
Rove's Lawyer Denies E-Mail Malfeasance (Local 10 Miami)
Karl Rove's lawyer says his client did not intentionally try to hide e-mails about fired prosecutors.
Rove's Lawyer Denies E-Mail Malfeasance (WSMV Nashville)
Karl Rove's lawyer says his client did not intentionally try to hide e-mails about fired prosecutors.
Lawyer Says 4 Years of Rove's E-Mail is Lost (RedNova)
By Michael Abramowitz A lawyer for the
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Attorney confirms identity of pilot (Danville Register & Bee)
YANCEYVILLE, N.C. - A family attorney confirmed the identity of the downed pilot in Caswell County, according to media partner WSLS NewsChannel 10.
Explaining Missing E-Mails, Attorney Says Rove Thought RNC Saved Them (Washington Post)
Karl Rove's personal attorney yesterday dismissed any suggestion that the White House senior adviser purposely deleted e-mail to evade scrutiny, saying that Rove was always under the impression that his messages were being saved by either the White House or the Republican National Committee.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Fee Litigation Puts Spotlight on Foreign Lawyer's Unlicensed Work (Law.com)
Norka Schell, a Brazilian lawyer, has a thriving practice in New Jersey despite the fact that she isn't licensed there. She is credentialed as a foreign legal consultant under Rule 1:21-9, which allows her to represent clients in New Jersey for the sole purpose of giving advice on the laws of the country where she is licensed. That's where her authorization ends, but according to some of her ...
N.Y. Lawyer Misconduct Fund Braces for Surge (Law.com)
Dishonest attorneys prompted the awarding of $7.1 million in 2006 from the New York Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, which warned on Thursday that the fund is likely to start seeing claims from the largest case of lawyer theft in its 25-year history. Officials say the fund's finances are "very strong," but claims for reimbursement from clients defrauded by Andrew F. Capoccia and two attorneys ...
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Attorney General Madigan urges lawmakers to pursue rate freeze (Herald & Review)
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged state lawmakers not to back off from legislation that would freeze electric rates, saying legal action by her office against the state's two major utilities is only part of the solution.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Documents: Attorney replacements discussed early on (Houston Chronicle)
The attorney general's former top aide identified five Bush administration insiders as potential replacements for sitting U.S. attorneys months before those prosecutors were fired, according to documents released Friday.
Attorney: Allegations against Anderson unfounded (The Advocate)
Sexual harassment allegations against a high ranking official at Southern University and in the Governor's Office seem to be unfounded. That's the word from an attorney hired by the governor to investigate the allegations.
Memos charted attorney politics (The Arizona Republic)
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department weighed political activism and membership in a conservative law group in evaluating the nation's federal prosecutors, documents released in the U.S. attorney ouster investigation show.
Louisville attorney hired by ARH for strike talks (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Louisville attorney has been hired as the chief negotiator for a regional hospital system trying to end a week-old battle with hundreds of striking workers.
Lawyer's bail set at $25 million on molesting counts (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Bail for Philadelphia lawyer Larry Charles has been set at $25 million on charges of sexually assaulting five girls when they were 5 to 10 years old.
Noted Latino lawyer is accused by panel (Dallas Morning News)
The Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline has accused a former Dallas Hispanic Bar Association president of taking a client to Mexico to return a granddaughter to the U.S. without obtaining legal authority from the government there.
Lawyer says he felt compelled to divulge (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A Penfield lawyer charged in the theft of four works by artist Ramon Santiago said he felt compelled to cooperate with police because of concerns about his children and his home.