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Attorney sues DA Rice over grand jury issue (Newsday)
A defense lawyer has filed his third lawsuit in a year against Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, this one contending the county's grand jury system is unconstitutional.
Search launched for new Marco city attorney (Naples Daily News)
Marco Island City Council began its search for a new city attorney Monday evening.
Lawyer: U.S. protecting Cuban militant (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing the Venezuelan government on Monday accused the United States of shielding a Cuban militant from standing trial for allegedly planning the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner.
Nurse accused in fatal office fire to get new lawyer Tuesday (KHOU)
The nurse accused of starting the office building fire that killed three people will have her court-appointed lawyer replaced Tuesday with one her family hired. UPDATED
Voting public hears from District Attorney candidate (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
JERSEY SHORE — During a candidates forum Monday in Jersey Shore, Republican district attorney candidate Eric R. Linhardt of Williamsport said he was motivated to run for the position because of a deep concern about the increase in violent crime in Lycoming County.
Attorney Named on 'Don't Date Him' Web Site Fails to Shut Down Online Operations (Law.com)
Thanks to a court ruling last week, some dirt on potential suitors will still be available online, at least for now. A Pennsylvania Common Pleas judge has ruled the court did not have jurisdiction over a Pittsburgh attorney's defamation claims against the Miami-based Web site www.DontDateHimGirl.com. The criminal defense attorney had sued the site's owner, claiming that several postings, which ...
D.A. adds assistant attorney By BRANDON GLOVER/The Demopolis Times (The Demopolis Times)
DEMOPOLIS — Newly appointed Assistant District Attorney Vince Deas has found the positions he wants where he wants.
Indicted Lawyer Says He Already Paid Back Taxes (Wheeling News-Register)
WHEELING — Wheeling lawyer Paul Harris, indicted last week on one charge of tax evasion and four counts of filing false tax returns, said Monday he already paid the $185,000 the Internal Revenue Service said he owes.
Top Justice official to help at Minnesota US attorney's office (Fargo Forum)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A high-ranking Justice Department official was expected to arrive Tuesday to help out at the U.S. attorney's office for Minnesota, which has been rocked by the self-demotions of three of its top prosecutors.
Anna Nicole companion Stern hires lawyer to tackle what he says are unfounded media attacks (The Standard-Times)
ATLANTA — Howard K. Stern, the former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, has hired a lawyer who said yesterday he may sue media Stern believes are implicating him in the overdose deaths of Smith and her son.
Hilton's lawyer warns blogger (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New York, April 10 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton s lawyer Gregory Gabriel has warned blogger Michael K after he made fun of Hilton and her friend Nicole Richie.
Lawyer: Student to plead guilty in professor's stabbing (The Standard-Times)
BOSTON — A college student accused of stabbing a science professor who gave him a failing grade plans to plead guilty to the attack, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney Named on 'Don't Date Him' Web Site Fails to Shut Down Online Operations (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Thanks to a court ruling last week, some dirt on potential suitors will still be available online, at least for now. A Pennsylvania Common Pleas judge has ruled the court did not have jurisdiction over a Pittsburgh attorney's defamation claims against the Miami-based Web site www.DontDateHimGirl.com.
Critics say error in trial casts doubt on acting attorney (Seattle Times)
With more than 30 years of experience as a prosecutor, Jeffrey Sullivan, the acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington, should have the...
Attorney general taking a hard look at real estate fraud (The Indianapolis Star)
INDIANAPOLIS -- With mortgage fraud cases appearing across the state, Indiana's attorney general is cracking down on wayward real estate brokers and appraisers. In the past year, Attorney General Steve Carter's office has brought disciplinary complaints against 170 appraisers.
Activist: Lawyer Forced to Confess (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
A once-outspoken Chinese lawyer convicted on subversion charges said he was subjected to harsh treatment by authorities and confessed in order to protect his family, according to recently released letters and a taped telephone conversation.
Lawyer denies a role in scheme (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Prominent lawyer Stan Chesley says he didn't know a lawyer in his office drafted a letter that allegedly misled clients about the disposal of $20 million in Kentucky's fen-phen case.
Waiz slams ethics attorney (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Jeffersonville Mayor Rob Waiz asked the Ethics Commission yesterday to remove Larry Wilder as its attorney.
Activist: Lawyer forced to confess (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese lawyer convicted on subversion charges said he was subjected to harsh treatment by authorities and confessed in order to protect his family, according to recently released letters and a taped telephone conversation.
Lawyer: Student to plead guilty in prof stabbing (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A college student accused of stabbing a science professor who gave him a failing grade plans to plead guilty to the attack, his lawyer said Monday. Nikhil Dhar, 24, is accused of attacking his...
Activist: Lawyer Forced to Confess (ABC News)
Activist: Chinese Lawyer Forced to Confess in Prison to Protect Family
Lawyer for Venezuela says U.S. protecting Cuban militant (KTRE-TV East Texas)
CARACAS, Venezuela A lawyer representing the Venezuelan government is accusing the United States of shielding a Cuban militant from justice. On Friday, an El Paso federal judge ordered 79-year-old Luis Posada Carriles freed on bail pending trial on charges he lied in a bid for U-S citizenship.
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.
Attorney sanctioned over 1990s case (NWAnews.com)
A Fayetteville attorney has been cautioned by the Arkansas Committee on Professional Conduct for misconduct while representing a client over a vehicle accident matter in the late 1990s. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Attorney: Man to plead guilty to slaying of 10-year-old girl (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A man accused of killing his family will plead guilty to the abduction and murder of a ten-year-old girl, his attorney said.
Former defense attorney switches to state's side in Poinsett County (Jonesboro Sun)
HARRISBURG -- For the past 14 or so years Ron Hunter has been a defense attorney in Poinsett County involved in several interesting cases. As of last Monday, he has put on another jersey as the new deputy prosecuting attorney in Poinsett County.
Anna Nicole companion Stern hires lawyer to tackle what he says are unfounded media attacks (WIS News 10 Columbia)
A former companion of Anna Nicole Smith could be going back to court. A lawyer for Howard K. Stern says he may sue media organizations that he believes have implicated him in the deaths of Smith and her son Daniel.
Lawyer: UML student will plead guilty to stabbing professor (Lowell Sun)
BOSTON (AP) -- A college student accused of stabbing a science professor who gave him a failing grade plans to plead guilty to the attack, his lawyer said yesterday.
Garci lawyer wants Nene's 'head' (Sun Star)
THE lawyer of controversial ex-elections officer Virgilio Garcillano wants opposition Senator Aquilino Pimentel expelled from the Senate for alleged unlawful, partisan activities.
Township official faces charges of impersonating assistant U.S. attorney (Detroit News)
A Dexter Township trustee is expected to be arraigned in Detroit today on a felony charge of impersonating an assistant U.S. attorney in a failed attempt to get tenants evicted from the home of an in-law.
Connecticut U.S. attorney named chief of staff for Gonzales (Boston Globe)
Kevin O'Connor, Connecticut's top federal prosecutor, was named Tuesday as chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, who has been under fire for the firings of federal prosecutors.
Activist: China lawyer forced to confess (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese lawyer convicted on subversion charges said he was subjected to harsh treatment by authorities and confessed in order to protect his family, according to recently released letters and a taped telephone conversation.
Connecticut U.S. attorney named chief of staff for Gonzales (Stamford Advocate)
Kevin O'Connor, Connecticut's top federal prosecutor, was named Tuesday as chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, who is embroiled in controversy over the firings of federal prosecutors.
Connecticut U.S. attorney named chief of staff for Gonzales (Norwalk Advocate)
Kevin O'Connor, Connecticut's top federal prosecutor, was named Tuesday as chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, who is embroiled in controversy over the firings of federal prosecutors.
U.S. Attorney Defends Clemons (Hartford Courant)
There is no evidence that a Bridgeport lawmaker knew he was witnessing anything illegal during a meeting he attended in 2004 with former state Senator Ernest Newton, Connecticut's U.S. attorney said today.
Conn. U.S. Attorney Enters D.C. Fray (WNBC)
Kevin J. O'Connor will take over as chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who continues to face criticism over the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys.
Judge denies mistrial motion from Conrad Black lawyer (WQAD Moline)
CHICAGO Defense lawyers again sought -- and didn't get -- a mistrial in Conrad Black's fraud trial today. Judge Amy St. Eve swiftly dismissed Black lawyer Ed Genson's (JEN'-sons) motion.
County Attorney Wanted Jail Time for Weathercaster (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
The Maricopa County attorney is disappointed with a sentence handed out to a former TV weathercaster. Kim Dillon was sentenced to one year probation and a $1,000 dollar fine. She was convicted of shoplifting $400 dollars worth of clothes from Dillard's at Paradise Valley mall.
A look at U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor (Boston Globe)
A look at Connecticut U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor, named Tuesday as chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:
Pittsburgh Attorney Files Lawsuit Over Contaminated Pet Food (WPXI-TV Pittsburgh)
A Pittsburgh attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit.
Skakel's witness list includes Kennedy cousin, trial attorney (Stamford Advocate)
Michael Skakel plans to call his cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and his celebrity trial attorney as witnesses for an appeal of his murder conviction that starts next week on a claim that two other men may have committed the crime.
NY attorney general says loan corruption widespread; criminal charges possible (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ALBANY, N.Y. Cozy arrangements between colleges and the companies that loan their students billions of dollars are far more widespread than anticipated, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told The Associated Press Tuesday. Cuomo would not divulge where the burgeoning investigation is headed next, including whether more subpoenas are on the way. But Cuomo said the probe of the $85 billion ...
Judge denies mistrial motion from Conrad Black lawyer (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO Defense lawyers again sought -- and didn't get -- a mistrial in Conrad Black's fraud trial today. Judge Amy St. Eve swiftly dismissed Black lawyer Ed Genson's (JEN'-sons) motion.
Klobuchar Writes To Justice About Attorney Office (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Tuesday urged the Justice Department to inform Congress if it uncovers any evidence that political pressure was a factor in the self-demotions of three of the top prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office for Minnesota. More Political News
Judge denies mistrial motion from Conrad Black lawyer (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO Defense lawyers again sought -- and didn't get -- a mistrial in Conrad Black's fraud trial today. Judge Amy St. Eve swiftly dismissed Black lawyer Ed Genson's (JEN'-sons) motion.
Connecticut U.S. Attorney named chief of staff for Gonzales (Norwich Bulletin)
NEW HAVEN — Kevin O'Connor, Connecticut's top federal prosecutor, was named today as chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.
Local Attorney Files Class-Action Suit Over Tainted Pet Food (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A local attorney is filing a class-action suit in the massive pet food recall spanning the nation.
Skakel's witness list includes Kennedy cousin, trial attorney (Boston Globe)
Michael Skakel plans to call his cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and his celebrity trial attorney as witnesses for an appeal of his murder conviction that starts next week on a claim that two other men may have committed the crime.
Attorney General Hopes To Build Gym (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Mike Cox has ideas to build a gym in Lansing, and some state Democrats are upset.
Skakel's witness list includes Kennedy cousin, trial attorney (Boston Globe)
Michael Skakel plans to call his cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and his celebrity trial attorney as witnesses for an appeal of his murder conviction that starts next week on a claim that two other men may have committed the crime.