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US attorney general insists he has 'nothing to hide' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted Sunday he has "nothing to hide" in the probe into whether eight federal prosecutors were fired for political reasons.
Gonzales concedes missteps in US attorney firings (The New Zealand Herald)
WASHINGTON - Embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conceded today he mishandled the dismissals of eight US attorneys last year in one of several controversies swirling around President George W. Bush.
The big... get bigger (CNN Money)
My grandfather was born in 1904, a few months after the airplane. He never did believe something that big could fly. The scale he knew was Washington, Iowa, and the small college where he played baseball. When he arrived on Wall Street as a young lawyer, just in time for the Great Crash, he found himself working on the biggest merger that banking had ever seen: Chase's union with Equitable Trust. ...
At Cup, Boatloads Of Money (Washington Post)
VALENCIA, Spain, April 15 -- In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king and in the America's Cup, multimillionaires are second-rate. "I'm the poorest guy here," mourned Auckland lawyer Jim Farmer, representing Emirates Team New Zealand at a gathering of America's Cup owners on Sunday befo...
Judge rules Attorney General may not defend Blagojevich in lawsuit (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD - Attorney General Lisa Madigan may not defend the governor in a lawsuit over public access to records because she has publicly said the governor's position is wrong, a judge ruled.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood Wants Back Into A State Farm Case (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
State Attorney General Jim Hood wants back into a State Farm insurance case that would help establish guidelines for thousands of policy-holders. He's asking the court to allow him to intervene to, quote, "protect the interests of the state."
Arrested Indonesia airline chief seeks release (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The former head of Indonesian state airline Garuda will seek release from detention Monday after his weekend arrest in connection with the murder of a leading human rights activist, his lawyer said.
GALESBURG: State's Attorney to audit predecessor's office and Sheriff's Department (Peoria Journal Star)
GALESBURG - Embattled State's Attorney John Pepmeyer has questioned the financial integrity of the State's Attorney's Office under Paul Mangieri as well as the Knox County Sheriff's Department under Jim Thompson and has said he intends to audit both offices.
Gonzales sorry for handling of attorney firings (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - In an effort to salvage his job, embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales publicly apologized Sunday and admitted that mistakes were made in the way eight U.S. attorneys were unceremoniously fired from their posts. "I apologize to them and to their families for allowing this matter to become an unfortunate and undignified public spectacle, and I am sorry for my missteps that have ...
Judge rules Attorney General may not defend Blagojevich in lawsuit (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD - Attorney General Lisa Madigan may not defend the governor in a lawsuit over public access to records because she has publicly said the governor's position is wrong, a judge ruled.
Everything you need to know about powers of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: Is a "durable power of attorney" the same thing as a "power of attorney"? If I give someone a power of attorney, am I giving up the power to act for myself and am I putting my kids inheritance rights at risk? The title "power of attorney" simply scares me.
Drop this 331m/- theft case, says lawyer (IPP Media)
The defence to a multimillion theft and conspiracy case wants it to be dropped apparently because it has been filed twice in different courts. A lawyer for the accused, Dr Masumbuko Lamwai, said a case involving theft of 333.3m/- facing his clients has been filed twice in two different courts.
Judge rules Attorney General may not defend Blagojevich in lawsuit (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD - Attorney General Lisa Madigan may not defend the governor in a lawsuit over public access to records because she has publicly said the governor's position is wrong, a judge ruled.
Governor writes bear lawyer (Billings Gazette)
CODY - Gov. Dave Freudenthal has written to a Montana lawyer who represents environmental groups asking that any lawsuit challenging the government's plan to remove grizzly bears from federal protection be filed in Wyoming.
Governor writes bear lawyer (Billings Gazette)
CODY - Gov. Dave Freudenthal has written to a Montana lawyer who represents environmental groups asking that any lawsuit challenging the government's plan to remove grizzly bears from federal protection be filed in Wyoming.
Local lawyer disbarred for kid-sex online chats (The Jersey Journal)
Chatting online about sex with someone he believed was a 12-year-old boy has earned a Jersey City lawyer permanent disbarment in New Jersey, officials said.
Fee Litigation Puts Spotlight on Foreign Lawyer's Unlicensed Work (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
N.Y. Lawyer Misconduct Fund Braces for Surge (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Attorney general says he has `nothing to hide' in firings (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON · Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales offered a measured apology for his mistakes in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, but said in testimony prepared for a Senate hearing on Tuesday that he had "nothing to hide" and that none of the prosecutors were removed to influence the outcome of a case.
Ex-Qwest Lawyer never called to stand (Denver Post)
Yash Rana, a one-time lawyer for Qwest who helped Joe Nacchio sell stock, is a background figure in Nacchio's trial on charges of insider trading.
Lawyer to resume testimony on non-compete payments at Conrad Black trial (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
CHICAGO (CP) - The jury in Conrad Black's fraud trial will hear the last few hours of testimony from lawyer Darren Sukonick when court resumes Monday.
Lawyer to resume testimony on non-compete payments at Conrad Black trial (Canadian Business)
CHICAGO (CP) - The jury in Conrad Black's fraud trial will hear the last few hours of testimony from lawyer Darren Sukonick when court resumes Monday.
Attorney's family files complaint against senator Stetina, Hucin (České noviny)
Prerov- The family of state attorney Radim Obst has filed a legal complaint against Czech senator Jaromir Stetina (for Greens) and Vladimir Hucin, former officer of the BIS intelligence service, over their statements on the Obst family's alleged links to the Communist secret police (StB), it ensues from the family statement released to CTK.
Gonzales releases testimony prepared for Senate hearing / Attorney general plans to apologize to fired prosecutors (San Francisco Chronicle)
When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faces angry Senate Democrats on Tuesday, he will acknowledge that he made a broad range of mistakes in the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys last year and will apologize to them and their families. But Gonzales...
Russian MP Zatulin not allowed into Ukraine again - lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
KIEV, April 16 (RIA Novosti) - Russian parliamentarian Konstantin Zatulin has been banned again from entering Ukraine, his Ukrainian lawyer Andrey Fedur said Monday.
Maine Lawyer Arrested For Registration Fraud (WLBZ Bangor)
A lawyer from Maine has been charged with illegally registering cars through his New Hampshire law office address.
Maine Lawyer Arrested For Registration Fraud (WCSH 6 Portland)
A lawyer from Maine has been charged with illegally registering cars through his New Hampshire law office address.
Billy Lane's ex-lawyer to explain action (Florida Today)
VIERA -- A former lawyer for motorcycle builder Billy Lane is expected speak in court today about why he withdrew from the case several weeks ago. Lane, 37, faces 15 years in prison if convicted of DUI manslaughter in connection with a Labor Day crash that killed motorcyclist Gerald Morelock as they traveled along State Road A1A near Melbourne Beach. Investigators said Lane's blood alcohol level ...
Russian MP Zatulin not allowed into Ukraine again - lawyer (Unian)
Russian parliamentarian Konstantin Zatulin has been banned again from entering Ukraine, his Ukrainian lawyer Andriy Fedur said Monday, according to RIA Novosti.
Poll Shows U.S. Attorney Firings Seen as Political (Washington Post)
Nation is deeply divided along partisan lines about whether Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales should lose his job over the unfolding scandal.
Maine Lawyer Charged With Illegally Registering Cars In N.H. (WMTW Auburn)
A lawyer from Maine is charged with illegally registering cars through his New Hampshire law office address.
U.S. attorney general Gonzales says firings not improper but claims little direct role (Northwest Florida Daily News)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, fighting to save his job, plans to tell Congress he has "nothing to hide" in the firings of U.S. federal prosecutors but claimed a hazy memory about his involvement in them.
U.N. top lawyer to help on Hariri tribunal (UPI)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is sending his top lawyer to help Lebanon breakthrough an impasse at setting up an international tribunal.
Mayor's son in school as lawyer pays fine for crash (The Buffalo News)
Byron W. Brown Jr., the son of Buffalo's mayor, remained in class at City Honors High School today as his lawyer paid a $275 fine for the 16-year-old's Feb. 24 stunt with the family SUV.
Judge defends appointment of Grant lawyer (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- Chief Macomb Circuit Judge Antonio Viviano this morning met with county commissioners to defend his decision to provide accused murder Stephen Grant with a high-profile lawyer.
Lawyer sued for $219,948 after divorce settlement (Stuff)
A divorced woman is taking her lawyer to court, claiming he cost her nearly $220,000 in the $1.8 million settlement.
Ottawa lawyer loses Liberal nomination bid (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The third time was no charm for Ottawa lawyer and political organizer Richard Mahoney, who lost the Pontiac federal Liberal nomination Sunday to former Quebec Farmers Association president Cindy Duncan McMillan.
Investigators, attorney enter deadly office building (ABC 13 Texas)
An attorney and a team of investigators were on the scene of the fatal office building fire in northeast Houston late last month.
Besieged US attorney heads to Congress to fight for his job (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Beleaguered US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to testify Tuesday about his role in a raging scandal over the sacking of eight federal prosecutors, amid allegations the firings were a political purge by the White House.
Education Finance Partners makes deal with N.Y. attorney general (BizJournals)
Student loan company Education Finance Partners will pay $2.5 million into a fund created by New York's attorney general to settle allegations that its revenue sharing deals with colleges and universities influenced the schools to designate it as a preferred lender to students.
Lawyer: Church ignored signs of priest abuse (Newsday)
A young woman who was molested by her Catholic church youth minister when she was a teenager choked back tears Monday morning as her lawyer told a jury that church leaders saw signs of abuse everywhere and did nothing about it.
Gonzales admits to mishandling attorney firings (Deseret Morning News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales plans to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the firing of eight U.S. attorneys last year should have been handled differently but that nothing was done for the wrong reasons.
Lawyer says no decision yet on where to file grizzly suit (The Times-News)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A lawyer for several environmental groups says he hasn't decided whether he will honor a request from Gov. Dave Freudenthal to file in Wyoming any planned lawsuit over the federal government's plan to lift protections for grizzly bears.
Woman sues her lawyer over divorce settlement (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A divorced woman has sued her lawyer, claiming he cost her nearly $220,000 in the $1.8 million settlement.
CSB, attorney outline case against merger (Fairfield Echo)
HAMILTON — The embattled six members of the Butler County Children Services Board and their private attorney argued this morning why the independent board of volunteers should remain intact.
CSB, attorney outline case against merger (Middletown Journal)
HAMILTON — The embattled six members of the Butler County Children Services Board and their private attorney argued this morning why the independent board of volunteers should remain intact.
Lopez, Anthony to sue tabloid over claims they were linked to drug scandal: lawyer (Jam! Showbiz)
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) - Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Marc Anthony, are suing the National Enquirer in European courts over the tabloid's claims they were linked to a drug scandal, their Belfast lawyer said Monday.
Hollywood's city attorney to quit (Miami Herald)
Hollywood City Attorney Dan Abbott is expected to resign and go into private practice, according to commissioners who met with him individually Monday.
Lawyer Says No Decision Yet On Where To File Grizzly Suit (KIFI)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A lawyer for several environmental groups says he hasn't decided whether he will honor a request from Governor Dave Freudenthal to file in Wyoming any planned lawsuit over the federal government's plan to lift protections for grizzly bears.
Education Finance Partners makes deal with N.Y. attorney general (East Bay Business Times)
Student loan company Education Finance Partners will pay $2.5 million into a fund created by New York's attorney general to settle allegations that its revenue sharing deals with colleges and universities influenced the schools to designate it as a preferred lender to students.