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Lawyer: Flag burning prank, not politics (AP via Yahoo! News)
Three Yale University students arrested in the torching of an American flag on a front porch were not trying to make a political statement, their attorney said Thursday.
Saudi lawyer seeks Pelosi's help (UPI)
A Saudi lawyer representing the families of prisoners held in Guntanamo prison has asked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to help secure their release.
Attorney charged with bribery, witness tampering (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Hartford-Courant.com, Apr. 5, 2007 2:06 PM) _ A Hartford attorney accused of sexually abusing two underage girls was arrested Wednesday on charges that threatened and bribed the victims, police said.
Attorney general halts sale of O'Keeffe painting by Fisk University (Boston Herald)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper on Thursday halted a proposed deal that would have allowed the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum buy a painting by the artist from Fisk University for...
Koochiching County Will Seek New Attorney (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
With its county attorney stepping down, Koochiching County will start looking for a new one. More Minnesota News More Political News
Koochiching County Will Seek New Attorney (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
With its county attorney stepping down, Koochiching County will start looking for a new one. More Minnesota News More Political News
PoGo lawyer may represent Howard K. Stern (BizJournals)
Atlanta lawyer L. Lin Wood confirmed Thursday he is in talks to possibly represent Howard K. Stern, an attorney who claims to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's newborn girl.
Tenn. Attorney General Halts Sale O'Keeffe Painting By Fisk U. (KOAT.com)
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has scotched the proposed sale of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting from Fisk University.
Attorney for fired Muskogee principal seeks injunction against school board (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
MUSKOGEE (AP) — The attorney for a high school principal anticipates his request for an injunction against the Hilldale Board of Education will block board members’ decision to fire his client.
Black Trial Attorney Grills Accountant (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The former comptroller for the Hollinger International newspaper empire was grilled for hours Thursday as a defense attorney sought to show there was no effort to hide millions of dollars in payments to former media mogul Conrad Black and other executives.
Lawyer: North Carolina State Assistant Coach Files Complaint Against Cop (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
An assistant basketball coach at North Carolina State University filed a complaint against a city police officer Thursday, a day after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer, the coach's lawyer said.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Re-Entry Initiative Begun in Bristol County, Reports U.S. Attorney (RedNova)
To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Samantha Martin of U.S. Attorney's Office, +1-617-748- 3139, samantha.martin@usdoj.gov; or Bernie Sutherland of Bristol County Sheriff's Department, +1-508-995-6400; or Gregg Miliote of Bristol County District Attorney's Office, +1-508-997-0711 ext.
Miami attorney tapped for water district board (BizJournals)
Governor Charlie Crist appointed a Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP attorney to succeed Irela Bague on the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
Miami attorney named to water board (Miami Herald)
A Miami attorney was named Thursday to the board of the South Florida Water Management District by Gov Charlie Crist.
Lawyer known for suing cops suspended by courts (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 5:18 PM- A Salt Lake City lawyer known for suing police agencies has been suspended for a year from practicing law in Utah's federal courts. The Disciplinary Panel of the U.S. District Court for Utah found D. Bruce Oliver has a pattern of filing frivolous lawsuits. In a ruling handed down Wednesday, the panel also publicly reprimanded Oliver, who has practiced for 20 years.
Homecoming for Lawyer Ron in Oaklawn Handicap (BloodHorse)
(from Oaklawn Park report) One year after dominating Oaklawn Park's 3-year-old stakes program, Lawyer Ron returns with a new trainer and rider for Saturday’s $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).
Attorney General weighs in on convicted felons awarded millions of dollars in county contracts (NBC 15 Mobile)
The State Attorney General offers opinion on Mobile County's low bid policy - a policy that does not exclude individuals or companies convicted of felonies.
Black's Lawyer Rips Into Comptroller (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Former media mogul Conrad Black's lawyer claimed Thursday that the price of a trip his client took to Bora Bora in a Hollinger International jet was sharply inflated by a company comptroller who also miscalculated the tax bill.
Attorney leading lawsuits against Forest Hill waives fees (WMCTV Memphis)
There are new developments in the cemetery controversy surrounding Forest Hill Funeral Home. Action New's Five Janice Broach talked with an attorney leading a class action lawsuit against the funeral
Pasadena attorney arrested for allegedly causing KC Sheriff's deputy's death (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
Nearly five months after the accident that killed Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Hudnall a southern California lawyer is behind bars Thursday night, charged in the death. The arrest concludes a lengthy investigation by the District Attorney’s Office and the Highway Patrol. Daniel Patrick Willsey, 46, was arrested Thursday morning by CHP officers at his home in Pasadena. He had been arrested immediately ...
Shakeup at U.S. attorney's office (Pioneer Press)
Four top assistants to Minnesota U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose resigned their management posts today after expressing frustrations with her management style and priorities, according to sources familiar with the situation.
4 In U.S. Attorney's Office Resign In Protest (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions. According to highly placed sources, the administrators have quit in protest over the job being done by Rachel Paulose, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. Video: Esme Murphy Reports More Political News More Minnesota News
4 In U.S. Attorney's Office Resign In Protest (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions. According to highly placed sources, the administrators have quit in protest over the job being done by Rachel Paulose, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. Video: Esme Murphy Reports More Political News More Minnesota News
Lawyer pleads guilty to tax evasion (Connecticut Post)
BRIDGEPORT — A Stamford lawyer who failed to report more than $1.8 million in income on his last six tax returns pleaded guilty Thursday to evading federal income taxes.
Ark. grand jury indicts tax lawyer on money laundering, fraud (WMCTV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK A Little Rock lawyer who was a partner of another attorney who pleaded guilty to several charges in 2004 has now been indicted himself.
N.Y. Panel Accepts Lawyer's Bid for Share of $3M Fee (Law.com)
A Manhattan appellate court has ruled that a lawyer who was unfamiliar with the law of a particular case and who performed mostly non-legal work on it is entitled to share in an almost $3 million attorney fee. In 1995, lawyer Peretz Amir brought an employment discrimination matter to the firm then known as Easton & Echtman. After the matter settled for $2.88 million, Amir claimed he was entitled ...
Three top lawyers in U.S. Attorney's office leave management posts (WKBT La Crosse)
MINNEAPOLIS Published reports indicate three top lawyers in the U-S Attorney's Office in Minneapolis have resigned their management positions.
Attorney calls Foley companion 'scapegoat' as trial begins Lisa Maree Gaut accused of trying to run down cop who shot ... (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- The attorney for the woman who was with former San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley when Foley was shot by an off-duty police officer last year told a jury Thursday that the officer was "overzealous and ill-trained" and that his client was nothing more than a scapegoat.
Accused lawyer wants trial moved elsewhere (Evansville Courier & Press)
An Evansville lawyer accused of having the ingredients for a meth lab in his law office is asking to move his case outside Vanderburgh County.
4 In U.S. Attorney's Office Resign In Protest (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions. According to highly placed sources, the administrators have quit in protest over Minnesota's U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose.
4 In U.S. Attorney's Office Resign In Protest (WCBS-TV New York)
The four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions. According to highly placed sources, the administrators have quit in protest over Minnesota's U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose.
4 In U.S. Attorney's Office Resign In Protest (WCBS-TV New York)
The four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions. According to highly placed sources, the administrators have quit in protest over Minnesota's U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose. CBS News Interactive: Firings Firestorm
4 In U.S. Attorney's Office Resign In Protest (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions. According to highly placed sources, the administrators have quit in protest over Minnesota's U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose and her "dictatorial style of managing." CBS News Interactive: Firings Firestorm
Shakeup in Minn. U.S. Attorney's Office (EARTHtimes.org)
Three top lawyers in Minnesota's U.S. Attorney's Office have resigned management positions to return to prosecuting cases, the Minneapolis Star Tribune said.
Shakeup in Minn. U.S. Attorney's Office (UPI)
Three top lawyers in Minnesota's U.S. Attorney's Office have resigned management positions to return to prosecuting cases, the Minneapolis Star Tribune ...
Threat by lawyer alleged in Ark trial (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Prosecutor upset after defense lawyer says `what goes around comes around,' but meaning of that is hardly clear.
N.Y. Panel Accepts Lawyer's Bid for Share of $3M Fee (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Manhattan appellate court has ruled that a lawyer who was unfamiliar with the law of a particular case and who performed mostly non-legal work on it is entitled to share in an almost $3 million attorney fee.
Lawyer in trouble over calling judges 'corrupt' (The Morning Call)
Justice who wrote opinion justifying raises is threatening disciplinary case. | A state Supreme Court justice says a lawyer and vocal high court critic could face disciplinary action for charging that the court was ''more corrupt than the Legislature'' when it upheld a judicial pay raise last year.
Lawyer who often sued police is suspended (The Salt Lake Tribune)
A Salt Lake City lawyer known for suing police agencies has been suspended for a year from practicing law in Utah's federal courts. The Disciplinary Panel of the U.S. District Court for Utah found D. Bruce Oliver has a pattern of filing frivolous lawsuits. In a ruling handed down Wednesday, the panel also publicly reprimanded Oliver, who has practiced for 20 years.
Platte board plans attorney probe (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- The Platte County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to hire an investigator to look into complaints against Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry.
Pheonix Wright Making Cameo In Ace Attorney 4 (Addict 3D)
While the previous Ace Attorney games were ports and featured Phoenix Wright as the main character, Gyakuten Saiban 4 (AKA " Ace Attorney 4 ") is not a port and doesn't feature the blue suited attorney.
Bullet shows police lied, lawyer says (Chicago Sun-Times)
A 9mm bullet recovered from the back of Emmanuel Lopez proves the Chicago Police Department covered up the circumstances surrounding his death at the hands of four officers, a lawyer for his family said Thursday.
Guilty plea by Stamford lawyer (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Bridgeport-AP, Apr. 6, 2007 5:35 AM) _ A Stamford lawyer has pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge involving nearly $2 million he earned over a five year period.
Three top lawyers in U.S. Attorney's office leave management posts (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
News reports say three top lawyers in the U.S Attorney's Office in Minneapolis have resigned their management positions.The resignations involve first assistant U.S.
Three lawyers in U.S. Attorney's office leave management posts (Minnesota Public Radio)
Three top lawyers in the U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis resigned their management positions.
Attorney for fired Muskogee principal seeks injunction against school board (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
MUSKOGEE (AP) — The attorney for a high school principal anticipates his request for an injunction against the Hilldale Board of Education will block board members’ decision to fire his client.
Tax Attorney Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
(Little Rock) A Little Rock tax attorney has been charged with engaging in fraud, money laundering and income-tax evasion while a partner at his now-defunct firm.
GBI investigating Barrow district attorney's financial dealings (Gwinnett Daily Post)
ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is examining the financial dealings of District Attorney Tim Madison's office. Madison serves the Piedmont Judicial Circuit that encompasses Banks, Barrow and Jackson counties.
Fired U.S. Attorney Talks With Counsel About Law Violation (Fox News)
Former U.S. attorney David Iglesias talks with government independent counsel about whether Justice Department officials violated federal law when they fired him.
Man accused in attorney's death pleads innocent (The Clarion-Ledger)
Separate trials of a Claiborne County man who pleaded innocent to shootings that left a county employee wounded and the county attorney dead will be held May 29 and June 11 in Hattiesburg.