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Platte officials lock out attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- With the elected county attorney sitting quietly but defiantly just a few feet away, the attorney hired by the Platte County Commission to temporarily take over the county attorney's duties began her work Friday.
State attorney general rules illegal worker bills invalid (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - May 12, 2007 5:45 PM ET State Attorney General Bob Cooper has said in an opinion that a bill fining employers who hire illegal immigrants could not be enforced.
Sherrill's attorney says fee hand-delivered to Madison County (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
MADISON, Miss. An attorney for former Mississippi State football coach Jackie Sherrill says his office today (Friday) has hand-delivered a 75 dollar fee to get Sherrill's lawsuit re-filed in Madison County.
Hicks lawyer warns on 'political interference' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
David Hicks's lawyer David McLeod says political figures should stop trying to influence the treatment the self-confessed terrorism supporter will receive once he is back in Australia.
State attorney general rules illegal worker bills invalid (WATE 6 Knoxville)
State Attorney General Bob Cooper has said in an opinion that a bill fining employers who hire illegal immigrants could not be enforced.
Ayres' attorney claims police overstepped bounds (The San Francisco Examiner)
The defense attorney for William Ayres, the San Mateo child psychiatrist accused of molesting seven young boys while under his care, will seek to invalidate a search warrant that led to Ayres' arrest, which could derail the current criminal charges against him. Doron Weinberg, Ayres' attorney, claims investigators overstepped bounds in March 2006, when San Mateo police obtained a search warrant ...
Attorney: O.J. won't sue Kentucky eatery (AP via Yahoo! News)
O.J. Simpson won't take legal action against a Louisville restaurateur who booted from a steakhouse on the eve of the Kentucky Derby after all, Simpson's attorney said Saturday.
Attorney critical of N.C. family violence laws (The Daily Advance)
A Greenville-based attorney who specializes in domestic violence recently criticized state legislators for their record on measures to tackle family violence.
Marine lawyer backs decision not to probe Haditha deaths (Houston Chronicle)
CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. — Civilian deaths that occur during combat do not need to be investigated, a Marine lawyer testified Saturday at a hearing for an officer charged in the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha.
Club could be liable for serving attorney involved in fatal crash (The Indianapolis Star)
A young attorney accused of driving drunk last week before a car crash that killed another driver may face up to 20 years in prison.
Asialaw honour for Delhi lawyer (Chennai Online)
New Delhi, May 13: Delhi-based corporate lawyer and collector of vintage cars, Diljeet Titus has been selected as Aisalaw Leading Lawyer 2007, in the Mergers and Acquisitions category.
Civilian deaths need not be probed, lawyer says at Haditha hearing (Baltimore Sun)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. // Civilian deaths that occur during combat do not need to be investigated, a Marine lawyer testified yesterday at a hearing for an officer charged in the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha.
Mayor Should Not Have Voted On Own Salary, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- An attorney general's opinion saying the mayor of Brinkley should not have cast a tie-breaking vote to raise her own salary raises questions about the ability of mayors and city councils statewide to pass budgets, the mayor said Wednesday.
Platte officials lock out attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- With the elected county attorney sitting quietly but defiantly just a few feet away, the attorney hired by the Platte County Commission to temporarily take over the county attorney's duties began her work Friday.
Divide persists over attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- Opinions remained divided Friday over the apparent resignation of Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry.
Attorney: Eaton Rapids tax dollars misused (Lansing State Journal)
EATON RAPIDS - The Eaton Rapids Local Development Financing Authority spent hundreds of thousands in tax dollars improperly in 2005, according to a report by the city attorney.
Attorney General Certifies Two proposed amendments (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposed constitutional amendments that would allow legislators to serve longer and create a state commission to oversee legalized gambling in Arkansas were certified by the state attorney general's office on Friday.
DuPage assistant state's attorney dies in car crash (The Beacon News)
WHEATON -- A DuPage County assistant state's attorney died after a head-on collision on a road near Winfield.
Judge slams Mandela's lawyer (News 24 South Africa)
Nelson Mandela's lawyer Iqbal Meer says he was disappointed by a London's judge ruling accusing him of of "classic blind eye dishonesty."
Mandela lawyer accused of 'blind eye dishonesty' (Mail and Guardian)
A lawyer for Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Meer, has stated that he is disappointed by a London's judge ruling in which he [Meer] was accused of "classic blind eye dishonesty."
Asialaw honour for Delhi lawyer (The Economic Times)
NEW DELHI: Delhi-based corporate lawyer and collector of vintage cars, Diljeet Titus has been selected as Aisalaw Leading Lawyer 2007, in the Mergers and Acquisitions category.
Mandela lawyer disappointed by London ruling (SABC News)
Iqbal Meer, a lawyer for Nelson Mandela, said that he was disappointed by a London judge's ruling in which he was accused of "classic blind eye dishonesty".
Be sure to write ‘Alan,’ Cayetano lawyer says (Malaya)
A LAWYER of Genuine Opposition (GO) candidate Rep. Alan Cayetano yesterday called on voters to be sure to put an "extra" four letters – A-l-a-n – before her client’s surname when they vote today.
3 new lawyers take attorney's oath (Saipan Tribune)
Three new lawyers who passed the CNMI Bar examination took the attorney's oath Friday at the Commonwealth Supreme Court.
Attorney general's office drops UVM hazing case (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Vermont Attorney General's office will not pursue hazing charges against a University of Vermont fraternity. In January the office, working on behalf of...
Mandela lawyer accused of 'blind eye dishonesty' (Mail and Guardian)
A lawyer for Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Meer, has stated that he is disappointed by a London's judge ruling in which he [Meer] was accused of "classic blind eye dishonesty."
Files on Krejcir's case stolen from attorney, found in Brno (České noviny)
Prague- Files concerning the case of fugitive Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir, prosecuted in the Czech Republic over numerous crimes, were stolen from a car of an attorney working at the Supreme State Attorney's Office last week, the Aktualne.cz server reported today.
Review finds fault with LDFA board attorney's advice (Eaton Rapids Community News)
EATON RAPIDS — A report by the city attorney concludes that past actions and financial decisions of the Local Development Financing Authority (LDFA) with local tax dollars were improper, but that city officials acted in good faith on "erroneous legal opinion."
Attorney: O.J. Simpson Won't Sue Kentucky Steakhouse (Fox News)
O.J. Simpson won't take legal action against Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse who booted from a steakhouse on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, Simpson's attorney said Saturday.
Haverhill lawyer disciplined in decade-old embezzlement case (Eagle-Tribune Online)
HAVERHILL - Lawyer John "Jack" Perrone trusted Vickie-Jo Damphousse, his longtime secretary and close personal friend, and she betrayed him.
CPJ outraged by police beating of award-winning media lawyer (AllGambian.Net)
New York, May 10, 2007— The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for a full and transparent investigation into the police beating on Tuesday of prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, a 2005 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award, and three other attorneys.
Former Attorney General Ashok Desai felicitated (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
The Bar Association of India and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) felicitated Ashok H Desai, former Attorney-General of India, at a function here on Sunday evening. former Chief Justice of India, Justice Ahmadi, inaugurated a booklet Felicitation Volume , comprising several landmarks in Desai s 50 years in the legal profession. The event was attended by politicians, lawyers, judges and ...
State attorney general rules illegal worker bills invalid (Eyewitness News Memphis)
State Attorney General Bob Cooper has said in an opinion that a bill fining employers who hire illegal immigrants could not be enforced.
CA Attorney General To Sue Bush Administration (KRXI-TV Reno)
A San Francisco federal appeals court on Monday morning will hear a lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Jerry Brown and several other states against "weak" gas mileage standards adopted by the Bush administration, the Attorney General's office reported.
Attorney: O.J. won't sue Kentucky eatery (USA Today)
O.J. Simpson won't take legal action against a Louisville restaurateur who booted from a steakhouse on the eve of the Kentucky Derby after all, Simpson's attorney said Saturday.
Photo proves Foster met Blair: ex-lawyer (Parkes Champion-Post)
Conman Peter Foster's former lawyer Sean Cousins says he once feared UK security service MI5 would kill him and Foster over a photo he claims proved the disgraced Gold Coast businessman met British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Attorney joins race for state House District 17 (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - May 13, 2007 6:54 PM ET A 30-year-old attorney is joining a longtime Ouachita Parish police juror and an attorney whose father is a state senator in the race for a state...
Attorney joins race for state House District 17 (KATC 3 Lafayette)
MONROE, La. -- A 30-year-old attorney has joined a longtime Ouachita Parish police juror and an attorney whose father is a state senator in the race for a state House seat in Monroe.
Omer Frappier, fingerprint examiner, Attorney General’s office (The Providence Journal)
The filing cabinets contain hundreds of thousands of fingerprints of every person arrested in Rhode Island on a criminal charge dating from the 1940s. In August 2005 the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Identification went online with an electronic database; it serves as the central repository for all those records. The drawers contain the evidence of an earlier time when fingerprints were ...
Students didn't take pirating seriously, NDSU lawyer says (Fargo Forum)
FARGO, N.D. - A North Dakota State University lawyer says students are paying a painful price for illegally downloading music, but he believes too many of them laughed off the issue in the first place.
County attorney urges adoption of impact fees (Ravalli Republic)
Ravalli County Attorney George Corn recently urged county commissioners to get back on the wagon in implementing impact fees after the Legislature failed to adopt a bill that would simplify the process.
Solomons attorney-general should face up to charges - Downer (The New Zealand Herald)
CANBERRA - The Australian government says it cannot lay out evidence it has in a rape case against Solomon Islands' nominated attorney-general Julian Moti.
Lawyer tries to shield Marines (The Fayetteville Observer)
Fayetteville lawyer Mark Waple is trying to stop two senior Army officers from making comments about special operations Marines under investigation for allegedly killing Afghan civilians in eastern Afghanistan.
Court ruling angers Mandela's lawyer (The Star)
A lawyer for Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Meer, has stated that he is disappointed by a London's judge ruling in which he (Meer) was accused of "classic blind-eye dishonesty".
Mularczyk to face Attorney Council in Kraków (Warsaw Business Journal)
Law and Justice (PiS) Arkadiusz Mularczyk could face disciplinary procedures before the Attorney Council in Kraków, after informing the Constitutional Tribunal on Thursday morning that two of its members were registered as information sources in secret service documents.
Lawyer barred from Putnam cases (The Charleston Gazette)
WINFIELD — J. Kevin Oncken, a San Antonio lawyer, is no longer allowed to represent Putnam General Hospital in any legal proceedings involving osteopathic surgeon John Anderson King.
Fire consumes Hillside home of district attorney (Anchorage Daily News)
The Hillside home of the Anchorage district attorney burned to the ground over the weekend, and officials with the Anchorage Fire Department say they don"t know how it started.
Attorney to outline legal opinion on police panel (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
LOWELL | Town Attorney John Kopack is scheduled to provide his legal opinion tonight on whether the political makeup of the Lowell Police Commission meets state requirements.
New U.S. attorney pushes agenda despite circumstances (BizJournals)
John Wood, the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, has a broad, aggressive agenda.
Lawyer's illness delays case (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A Federal Court case involving prominent Melbourne lawyer Peter Hayes has been adjourned because he is ill.