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Goudeau Lawyer Wants Sex Charges Dropped (CBS 5 Phoenix)
A lawyer for an accused serial killer asks a judge to dismiss the sex assault case that first tied his client to the Baseline Killer probe. 9:30 p.m.
U.S. Attorney: Message to Camden voters wasn't ours (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Taped phone messages warning Camden voters against taking payment for their votes in last week's local election and urging them to report any such offers to the U.S. Attorney's Office did not come from federal prosecutors.
U.S. Attorney: Message to Camden voters wasn't ours (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Taped phone messages warning Camden voters against taking payment for their votes in last week's local election and urging them to report any such offers to the U.S. Attorney's Office did not come from federal prosecutors.
Irish lawyer visits La. law system (The Advocate)
The Irish and American legal systems might be from the same family tree, but as one Irish lawyer found on a recent trip to Baton Rouge, the branches of those trees have grown in different directions.
State's attorney's salary law could be revisited (Baltimore Sun)
Shellenberger, officials to discuss pay calculations Facing criticism over his salary, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said he plans to meet with state lawmakers to discuss possible changes to the law that determines how much he is paid.
Navy lawyer had promised nondisclosure (Miami Herald)
Two days before a Navy lawyer allegedly mailed a list of Guantánamo captives' names to a New York human rights group -- tucked inside a Valentine -- he signed a military form agreeing not to disclose ''any government information,'' according to testimony at his court-martial Tuesday.
Lawyer wants sex case vs. 'Baseline Killer' suspect to be tossed (Arizona Daily Star)
PHOENIX — A lawyer for serial-killing suspect Mark Goudeau has asked a judge to dismiss the sexual assault case that first tied him to the "Baseline Killer" investigation.
Zimbabwe drops charges against Mann's lawyer (SABC News)
Zimbabwe has dropped charges against the lawyer representing Simon Mann, the former British special forces officer, state media reported today. Mann is fighting extradition to Equatorial Guinea to face coup plot charges.
Tyco case very complex, lawyer says (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Richard Schiffrin, the Radnor lawyer who helped fashion yesterday's huge payment by Tyco International Ltd. to aggrieved shareholders, said the case might have been the most complex securities litigation ever.
No charges for lawyer over millions stolen from state (Denver Post)
Lawyer Kevin Toohig will not be charged in connection with an ongoing investigation into the theft of up to $10 million from the Colorado Department of Revenue, the Denver district attorney's office said Tuesday.
Mann's lawyer off the hook - report (Independent Online)
A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges against the lawyer representing Simon Mann, who is facing coup plot charges in Equatorial Guinea.
Lawyer says terror suspect loves U.S. (Daily Journal)
MOUNT LAUREL -- Five of the men charged last week in an alleged plot to attack soldiers on Fort Dix face life prison sentences if they are convicted. The sixth, Agron Abdullahu of Buena Vista Township, is an entirely different case, his lawyer argued in legal papers filed Monday.
Zimbabwean prosecutors drop charges against Mann's lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwean prosecutors have dropped charges against the lawyer of Briton Simon Mann, who is fighting his extradition to Equatorial Guinea on charges of masterminding a foiled coup in that country.
N.Y. attorney general sues Dell over deceptive practices (KXAN 36 Austin)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is taking Dell to court. Cuomo accuses the personal computer maker and its financial services affiliate of deceiving customers to increase sales.
N.Y. attorney general files lawsuit against Dell (MSNBC)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Dell Inc., accusing the personal computer maker and its financial services affiliate of deceiving customers to increase sales, according to a published report.
Attorney criticizes supervisors over lock system at jail (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
State inmates rights attorney Ron Welch lambasted the Harrison County jail for its locking system at the county supervisors meeting Monday, saying that few of the locks are functioning properly and that puts inmates, jailers and the public in dire risk.
Lawyer for serial killer suspect wants to drop sex charges (FOX 10 Phoenix)
PHOENIX (AP) -- A lawyer for accused serial killer Mark Goudeau has asked a judge to dismiss the sexual assault case that first tied him to the Baseline Killer investigation.
Cox is new city attorney (Benton Evening News)
Mayor Gary Kraft took agenda items a little out of order during Monday night's Benton City Council meeting, appointing Courtney Cox as general counsel and city attorney.
Lawyer for serial killer suspect wants to drop sex charges (KTVK Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- A lawyer for accused serial killer Mark Goudeau has asked a judge to dismiss the sexual assault case that first tied him to the Baseline Killer investigation.
Atkinson lawyer tries to distance former Hollinger exec from wrongdoing allegations (MSN Money Canada)
CHICAGO (CP) - A lawyer for Peter Atkinson tried to distance the former Hollinger group executive from allegations of wrongdoing while questioning star prosecution witness David Radler at the Conrad Black fraud trial.
NY attorney general sues Dell for deceptive practices (USA Today)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused Dell and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising practices and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
N.Y. attorney general accuses Dell of fraud, false advertising (San Jose Mercury News)
NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused Dell Inc.
Lawyer: Pakistan judge's ouster legal (AP via Yahoo! News)
A veteran government lawyer dug into national and international legal history Wednesday to defend the Pakistani president's move to suspend the chief justice, a decision that has provoked a growing political crisis.
Police investigating suspicious package left in attorney's car (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Hazlehurst Police Department is investigating a suspicious package left in an attorney's car.
Attorney General Cuomo Takes on Dell (WCBS 880 New York)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today accused low-cost computer maker Dell and its financial services affiliate of ``bait and switch'' advertising practices. CLICK HERE and listen to Reporter Rich Lamb talk with an unhappy customer and the Attorney General Cuomo.
Law License of Self-named 'Junkyard Dog' Lawyer Suspended (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
(CINCINNATI) -- The Ohio Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the law license of a lawyer who represented the mother of an unarmed black man who was shot to death by a white police officer, starting three days of rioting in 2001.
Columbia attorney claims he was drugged the night of shooting (WIS News 10 Columbia)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia attorney Dewain Herring claims that he was drugged the night that investigators say he shot and killed strip club manager John Johnson. Herring is testifying for the first time in the trial.
Trial postponed for prominent Selma attorney (FOX 10 Mobile)
Associated Press - May 16, 2007 4:44 PM ET Prominent Selma attorney Faya Rose Toure had her trial in Selma Municipal Court postponed today because she was admitted to the hospital yesterday for...
Wolfowitz won't resign, lawyer says (CBC)
The lawyer for World Bank president Paul Wofowitz said his client will not resign, despite reports he is negotiating his resignation over the controversial pay hike he arranged for his girlfriend.
State attorney general sues Dell (Capital News 9)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has accused Dell Incorporated and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
NY attorney general sues Dell (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The New York Attorney General's office has filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against Dell Inc., one of the world's leading computer companies, and Dell Financial Services LP, an affiliate that is a joint venture between Dell and CIT Bank, which offers financing to consumers for their Dell purchases.
Assistant State Attorney Fired For Allegedly Buying Pot (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A Miami assistant state attorney has lost his job over accusations he purchased marijuana.
State attorney general sues Dell (Capital News 9)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has accused Dell Incorporated and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
Assistant State Attorney Fired For Allegedly Buying Pot (Local 10 Miami)
Miami's state attorney says she's terminated one of her prosecutors after he allegedly purchased pot in Coconut Grove.
NY attorney general sues Dell for deceptive practices (WKYC Cleveland)
NY attorney general sues Dell for deceptive practices
Attorney: Bastrop County Sheriff Made Restitution (CBS 42 Austin)
An attorney for the Bastrop County Sheriff, who's been indicted on public corruption charges, says his client has made restitution. Get breaking news alerts via email or text messages on your cell phone or RSS feed.
Wolfowitz will not resign from World Bank: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will not resign under the current "cloud" and would rather push the matter to a vote of the bank's board to clear his name, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Lawyer: Holland Could Ask But Not Get Hard Drive Info (WJBF-TV Augusta)
Mayor Copenhaver made it a point to shake Calvin Holland’s hand before yesterday’s meeting. He got it done, but commissioners never got started talking about the lawyer’s opinion that cleared Calvin Holland of violating any city ordinances.
Lawyer for family of NJ man held in Ethiopia calls for hearings (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - A lawyer representing the family of a New Jersey man being held in Ethiopia for alleged ties to Islamic militants is calling for Congress to hold hearings on the case to determine what, if anything, the U.S. government is doing to help Amir Mohamed Meshal.
N.Y. Attorney General Sues Dell Alleging Deceptive Sales Practices (The Tampa Tribune)
NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused Dell and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
Myer Shark, Lawyer Who Fought Utility, Dead at 94 (New York Times)
Shark sought to recover $300 million of taxes that electric customers paid but that the government never received.
Arkansas Attorney General To Serve On National School Safety Task Force (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday he will be part of a national task force that will examine legal issues related to school safety in the wake of last month's deadly Virginia Tech shootings.
Lawyer fights part of ballpark land swap (The Charlotte Observer)
A Charlotte lawyer has gone to court to stop part of the land swap designed to bring minor-league baseball to uptown.
Murrieta council hires new attorney and assistant attorney (The Californian)
MURRIETA -- John Harper is out as Murrieta's city attorney.
Attorney: Cheever was high at time of sheriff's death (The Wichita Eagle)
The attorney for a man accused of killing Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels said Monday that his client will use a "voluntary intoxication" defense at his trial Oct. 9.
Lawyer: Suspect was duped (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
A man charged with killing a Kent couple and wounding their 8-year-old daughter was tricked by three gang members into getting rid of the evidence but didn't actually commit the crime, his lawyer told jurors Wednesday.
N.Y. attorney general sues Dell (San Antonio Express-News)
Round Rock-based Dell Inc. faces a New York attorney general's lawsuit accusing it of bait-and-switch tactics.
Lawyer's Fisticuffs Results in Littler Named in Lawsuit (Law.com)
What began as alleged "choking and punching" by Ohio lawyer Stephen J. Sferra during testy contract negotiations with a Teamsters attorney has escalated into a civil suit filed by the lawyer on the receiving end. The lawsuit has now dragged Littler Mendelson's Cleveland office into the fray as a named party because Littler took over Sferra's firm, Duvin Cahn & Hutton, after the altercation. The ...
WA attorney general hit by e-mail scam artist (The Olympian)
Attorney General Rob McKenna has made Internet scam artists and identity thieves among his top targets. But on Wednesday, McKenna unwittingly helped an online "phishing" scam troll for victims.
Attorney: Stebic Wanted Husband Out Of Home (NBC 5 Chicago)
An attorney for a missing Plainfield mother revealed new information in the mystery.