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Lawyer says questioned payments to Hollinger execs (Reuters)
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Canadian lawyer who advised Conrad Black recounted in taped testimony on Wednesday maneuvers by the former media baron and his associates about how to characterize payments at the heart of their fraud trial.
Lawyer says questioned payments to Hollinger execs (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A Canadian lawyer who advised Conrad Black recounted in taped testimony on Wednesday manoeuvres by the former media baron and his associates about how to characterize payments at the heart of their fraud trial.
Lawyer says questioned payments to Hollinger execs (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)
A Canadian lawyer who advised Conrad Black recounted in taped testimony on Wednesday manoeuvres by the former media baron and his associates about how to characterize payments at the heart of their fraud trial.
Lawyer says questioned payments to Hollinger execs (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Canadian lawyer who advised Conrad Black recounted in taped testimony on Wednesday maneuvers by the former media baron and his associates about how to characterize payments at the heart of their fraud trial.
Death-row inmate to get new attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 5:26 PM- WEST JORDAN - After a defense attorney withdrew Wednesday from representing death-row inmate Ralph Leroy Menzies, requiring a delay in his appeal, the victim's son implored the judge to move the case along.
Treasurer says payment to attorney general was error (The Arizona Republic)
A million-dollar payment between the state treasurer's office and the attorney general's office last year is again under scrutiny, this time by the new state treasurer who says it was made in error.
Black jury hears from Torys lawyer (Sharewatch)
Beth DeMerchant is a former senior corporate lawyer with the Toronto law firm Torys LLP who advised Hollinger International during its sale of Canadian big-city papers to CanWest Global Communications Corp. in 2000.
Local attorney dies (Port Clinton News Herald)
A local attorney died unexpectedly Tuesday night after collapsing at his home. Larry Noblitt, 63, of Lakeside-Marblehead died from a heart attack after he returned home from a bike ride with his wife Joan, according to his son Adam.
Black jury hears from Torys lawyer (BusinessWeek)
A lawyer who advised former media mogul Conrad Black's co-defendants to keep "non-compete" payments quiet later changed her mind and tried to fix the mistake, a jury heard Wednesday.
Lawyer says questioned payments to Hollinger execs (Stuff)
CHICAGO: A Canadian lawyer who advised Conrad Black recounted in taped testimony manoeuvres by the former media baron and his associates about how to characterize payments at the heart of their fraud trial.
Schumer: 'Burden of Proof' on Gonzales in Attorney Firings H (Fox News)
Thursday's blockbuster hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee will put Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the test as he defends his botched handling of the news that eight U.S. attorneys were removed from duty last December.
Pico Rivera city attorney quits (Whittier Daily News)
PICO RIVERA - Pico Rivera City Attorney James M. Casso has resigned the position he held since 2001, saying Wednesday that he wants to pursue "new opportunities."
Retired lawyer lauded for 16 years of volunteering (Naples Daily News)
In the closing days of his 37-year career with the Ford Motor Co., Stan Surma hatched a plan for his retirement. Brush up on criminal law. Help out at the state attorney’s office. Keep busy. So the longtime lawyer settled full-time in Naples and got to work, volunteering three days a week with Collier County prosecutors.
Lawyer to challenge ‘rendition’ (Dawn)
ISLAMABAD, April 18: A lawyer for a Pakistani man, who his family say was abducted from South Africa as part of the US-led war on terrorism, said on Wednesday he would challenge the secret detention of his client in the Supreme Court.
Attorney general slams cozy relationship between state DOT board, lobbyists (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Georgia transportation officials should stop the practice of accepting private dinners from lobbyists and contractors seeking work with the state, the attorney general wrote Wednesday in a stinging condemnation of the cozy relationship between public officers and private industry. Gov. Sonny Perdue had requested an investigation by Attorney General Thurbert Baker's office and the GBI into what ...
Asbestos Attorney Accepts 10-Year Term in Plea Deal (Law.com)
Louis Robles, a nationally prominent Miami plaintiffs attorney who was charged with stealing millions of dollars from thousands of asbestos clients nationwide, has accepted a plea deal that calls for him to serve 10 years in prison and provide full restitution to his victims. The plea deal is the latest chapter in the spectacular fall of the class action and mass tort lawyer, who at one time had ...
Judge's case vs. attorney proceeds (Knoxville News Sentinel)
A U.S. district judge cannot be prominent defense attorney Herbert S. Moncier's jury and executioner, too.
Attorney: Boy, 10, Should Not Stand Trial in Teacher Assault (RedNova)
By Sarah Reynolds, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Apr. 18--The attorney for a 10-year-old boy accused of assaulting his teacher made a motion in court Tuesday, asking that his client be ruled incompetent to stand trial.
Area lawyer joining tight field (The Daily Progress)
Local lawyer Lisa Graziano announced Wednesday that she will run for clerk of the Albemarle County Circuit Court as an independent. The 40-year-old Albemarle High graduate said the position is a good fit for her qualifications.
Only In Arkansas: Lawyer McDougal (CBS News)
Hollywood might have to delay work on that movie bio we recently noted on Whitewater figure Susan McDougal. She's trying to change the ending. We've confirmed that the former FOB wants to be a lawyer.
Jersey City lawyer disbarred for kid-sex 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.
Besieged US attorney to testify in prosecutors purge (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Facing calls to step down, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testifies Thursday before lawmakers on the sacking of eight federal prosecutors, amid charges he led a White House political purge.
Asbestos Attorney Accepts 10-Year Term in Plea Deal (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Louis Robles, a nationally prominent Miami plaintiffs attorney who was charged with stealing millions of dollars from thousands of asbestos clients nationwide, has accepted a plea deal that calls for him to serve 10 years in prison and provide full restitution to his victims.
SOUTH KOREAN LAWYER CALLS FOR PROBE INTO TOEFL COMPLAINTS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo!7 Finance)
Regulations / Law A South Korean lawyer requested antitrust regulators Thursday to investigate a U.S. educational testing agency over growing complaints on its management of a popular English proficiency test.
South Korean Lawyer Calls For Probe Into TOEFL Complaints (Asia Pulse via Yahoo!7 News)
A South Korean lawyer requested antitrust regulators Thursday to investigate a U.S. educational testing agency over growing complaints on its management of a popular English proficiency test.
Pacquiao replays could violate election law -- lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- Continuous replays of the Manny Pacquiao-Jorge Solis fight on cable television may violate Republic Act 9006 or the Fair Election Act, an election lawyer said Thursday.
Court suspends Willoughby attorney (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus -- A Willoughby attorney has been suspended from practicing law for participating in a scheme that misled people who were losing their homes to foreclosure, the Ohio Supreme Court announced.
Darrow Day: 150th birthday of fiery rights lawyer honored (The Plain Dealer)
Kinsman -- Hometowns that used to ignore Clarence Darrow welcomed him back Wednesday for a 150th birthday party. But his homeland still denies many of what the fiery lawyer's followers see as basic human rights.
Lawyer: Payment info 'didn't make sense' (Chicago Sun-Times)
A Canadian lawyer said documents related to the payment of millions of dollars to former Hollinger International executives "did not make sense."
Probe lawyer avoids legal action (BBC News)
No legal action is taken against a prosecution lawyer at the centre of an investigation into a dropped case.
Hollywood might start outsourcing legal work after attorney quits (Sun-Sentinel)
Hollywood · Hollywood City Attorney Dan Abbott's resignation is reviving a long-running argument over whether it would be cheaper to outsource the city's legal work to a private firm.
Gonzales to face tough questions on attorney firings (CNN.com)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is expected to face a grilling Thursday testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the firing of eight U.S. attorneys last year.
Gonzales To Testify About Attorney Firings (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to be summoned to a Capitol Hill showdown Thursday as he fights to save his job in the face of calls for his ouster over the bungled firings of eight U.S. attorneys that Democrats say were driven by party politics. CBS News Interactive: Firings Firestorm
Gonzales To Testify About Attorney Firings (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to be summoned to a Capitol Hill showdown Thursday as he fights to save his job in the face of calls for his ouster over the bungled firings of eight U.S. attorneys that Democrats say were driven by party politics. CBS News Interactive: Firings Firestorm
Gonzales To Testify About Attorney Firings (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to be summoned to a Capitol Hill showdown Thursday as he fights to save his job in the face of calls for his ouster over the bungled firings of eight U.S. attorneys that Democrats say were driven by party politics. CBS News Interactive: Firings Firestorm
Gonzales To Testify About Attorney Firings (WCBS-TV New York)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to be summoned to a Capitol Hill showdown Thursday as he fights to save his job in the face of calls for his ouster over the bungled firings of eight U.S. attorneys that Democrats say were driven by party politics. CBS News Interactive: Firings Firestorm
Firetree attorney says it had signed contract with Marion (The Southern Illinoisan)
MARION - An attorney for the Pennyslvania-based Firetree corporation said Wednesday his company had a signed contract with the city of Marion to purchase the old Memorial Hospital building for the city's asking price of 1.2 million.
Kyl: US Attorney Firings Not 'Done for Nefarious Purpose' (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finds himself in the hot seat today, appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee looking into the dismissal of eight U.S. Attorneys.
Japanese Charts Do Not Object To Ace Attorney (Gamasutra)
Capcom has scored its biggest hit yet with the Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban series, with the first title made exclusively for the Nintendo DS registering over 250,000 unit sales in its first week. The original trilogy of games, which feature Phoenix Wright as the main character, are enhanced ports of titles originally released for the Game Boy Advance. The new game features Housuke Odoroki as ...
Lawyer says John-john was unaware of formal investigation (Sun Star)
WHAT’S in a name? In a season of campaign gimmicks and name recall, the lawyer representing former Cebu vice governor John Gregory Henry Osmeña yesterday lamented why the pseudoephedrine complaint now pending before the justice department is constantly referred to using his client’s name.
Gonzales: U.S. attorney firings justified (UPI)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez told the Senate Judiciary Committee the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys were justified even if the process was flawed.
Gonzales Defends Actions on U.S. Attorney Firings (Washington Post)
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales told a Senate panel today that the controversial firing of eight U.S. attorneys was "flawed," but he continued to insist that there was "nothing improper" about the removals, and he rebuffed suggestions that he resign.
US attorney general under fire with his job on the line (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Facing calls to step down, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Thursday defended himself against charges he helped lead a White House political purge of eight prosecutors.
Posada lawyer calls U.S. efforts `frivolous' (Miami Herald)
(AP) -- A lawyer for anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles described government efforts to keep the aging militant jailed ``frivolous and merely for the purposes of delay.''
Attorney General Gonzales: Prosecutor firings 'justified' (Market Watch)
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, appearing before an angry and skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, acknowledged procedural missteps in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, but said that the decision was "justified."
Hollinger's Atkinson Didn't Disclose Some Payments, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- Hollinger International Inc.'s former vice president Peter Atkinson failed to disclose some payments that are the basis of criminal fraud charges against him and other former company executives, including Conrad Black, a lawyer said.
Defence lawyer in B.C. Rail fraud case accuses RCMP of lying to public (CNews)
VANCOUVER (CP) - A lawyer for a formal Liberal government aide says the RCMP participated in a big lie to a judge and the public. Kevin McCullough told a B.C. Supreme Court trial that the Mounties said no public officials were being investigated in the sale of Crown-owned B.C. Rail.
Yayo's Lawyer on Alleged Shooting: "We Will Make a Statement" (Vibe Magazine)
Yayo's Lawyer on Alleged Shooting: "We Will Make a Statement" Yayo's mother's house rumored to be shot at; statement to be issued this afternoon.
Attorney: Service dog barred from Hempstead court (Newsday)
Jeanie Waters, a quadriplegic attorney, has been around the world with her service dog, Elli. But the pair couldn't get into a courtroom in Hempstead this week.
Administration Officials Eyed in Attorney Probe (NPR)
NPR.org , April 19, 2007 · As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify on the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, lawmakers want to know what role other members of the Bush administration played.