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Man Admits Robbing, Kidnapping Attorney (WBNS-10TV Columbus)
10TV EXCLUSIVE: A man who admits robbing a Columbus attorney at gunpoint and forcing the victim into the trunk of his own car talks with 10TV about why he did it.
Palfrey Gets New Lawyer In D.C. Madam Case (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
A federal judge granted Deborah Jean Palfrey, the so-called "D.C. Madam," a new lawyer to handle her criminal case.
Prosecutor: Defense Attorney's Employee Called Investigator (KERO 23 Bakersfield)
BAKERSFIELD -- Prosecutor Lisa Green told Judge Michael Bush on Monday in the Vincent Brothers trial that a female employee of defense attorney J. Anthony Bryan contacted her investigator, Sgt. Jeffrey Watts.
Attorney withdraws from murder case (Observer-Dispatch)
UTICA - Brad Napierkowski will not stand trial for murder this week in Oneida County Court after his defense attorney asked to be removed from Napierkowski's case this morning.
Man stashes lawyer inside trunk of his car (News Journal)
COLUMBUS -- A lawyer's long workday got even longer after a man demanded his ATM pin number and locked him inside the trunk of his own car.
Islip town attorney resigns (Newsday)
Islip Town Attorney Pierce Cohalan, son of former Suffolk County executive and now State Supreme Court Justice Peter Fox Cohalan, has handed in his resignation, but said he has no interest in running for town supervisor or county executive.
Defense attorney absence delays Spector trial (Los Angeles Times)
Proceedings in the Phil Spector murder trial were delayed today because defense attorney Bruce Cutler had to seek medical attention, it was announced.
Pinal County interviews to fill county attorney post (East Valley Tribune)
A citizens' screening committee interviewing county attorney candidates will interview candidate James P. Walsh for the position at 9 a.m. Monday.
Spector trial delayed as defence lawyer falls ill (Daily Telegraph)
THE murder trial of Phil Spector hit a fresh snag overnight after a defence lawyer representing the legendary American music producer fell ill, court officials said.
PEORIA: No conflict, State's Attorney's Office says (Peoria Journal Star)
PEORIA - The Peoria County State's Attorney's office says there is no conflict of interest to keep recently elected new City Council member Ryan Spain from serving in public office.
Atlanta lawyer convicted of securities fraud by NYC jury (AccessNorthGA)
An Atlanta lawyer who represented himself at trial was convicted Monday of conspiracy after a jury concluded he duped investors with phony press releases so he could sell his own stock in two fledging companies at a profit.
California-Based 'DC Madam' Gets New Lawyer For Criminal Case (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A federal judge granted Deborah Jean Palfrey, the so-called "D.C. Madam," a new lawyer to handle her criminal case Monday.
Lawyer shouts down witness at Black trial (Crane's Chicago Business)
(Reuters) -- A lawyer for Conrad Black repeatedly shouted down a former board member of the toppled media magnate's newspaper company on Monday, demanding to know how she could have ignored documented references to executives' disputed payments in the sale of newspaper properties. The thread of ...
Bali nine lawyer hopeful death penalty will be abolished (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A Melbourne lawyer for convicted Bali nine drug traffickers, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, has flown to Indonesia to try to have their death penalties overturned.
Conrad Black lawyer rips former Hollinger International director (Canadian Business)
Mike Robinson April 30, 2007 - 4:39 p.m. CHICAGO (AP) - Media mogul Conrad Black's lawyer fought a testy courtroom duel with a former Hollinger International director Monday, getting her to admit she may not have read a key financial document and ripping into her for numerous memory lapses.
Cussler attorney says contract proves company reneged on 'Sahara' (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES ( Map , News ) - Jurors should focus on a contract between author Clive Cussler and a movie production company and not be distracted by "sideshows and smokescreens," the novelist's attorney argued Monday in a trial involving dueling lawsuits over the movie "Sahara."
Conrad Black lawyer rips former Hollinger director (Daily Southtown)
Media mogul Conrad Black's lawyer fought a testy courtroom duel with a former Hollinger International Inc. director today, getting her to admit she might not have read a key financial document and ripping into her for numerous memory lapses.
EPPD, County Attorney announce massive warrant roundup (ABC 7 El Paso)
The El Paso Police Department and County Attorney Jose Rodriguez announce a massive warrant roundup aimed at bringing in $48 million in outstanding fines.
Lawyer: "Canucks acquired unlawfully" (TSN)
The owner of the Vancouver Canucks ''scooped'' the team from his former business partners, unlawfully going behind their backs to conspire to get the upper hand, a lawyer charged Monday.
Attorney: Creditors approve Entergy New Orleans plan (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- Creditors of Entergy New Orleans, the electricity and natural gas utility devastated by Hurricane Katrina, approved a bankruptcy reorganization plan, an attorney for the...
Defense lawyer praises trucker's acquittal in deadly crash (WBAY Green Bay)
HUDSON, Wis. The lawyer for a truck driver acquitted today on negligent homicide charges in a bus-truck crash says his client clearly was innocent from the...
Attorney: Creditors Approve Entergy Plan (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Creditors of Entergy New Orleans, the electricity and natural gas utility devastated by Hurricane Katrina, approved a bankruptcy reorganization plan, an attorney for the company said Monday.
Bogus lawyer case to be heard on Aug 14 (The Star Online)
KLANG: The case of a consultant who claimed trial for masquerading as a lawyer will be heard by the magistrate's court here on Aug 14. Mohammad Mat Atan, 49, was charged on March 26 under Section 37 (1) (b) of the Legal Profession Act for impersonating an advocate and solicitor.