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Lawyer pleads guilty to theft (The Post-Standard)
Auburn lawyer Lisa A. Blair pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cayuga County Court to a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny in connection with taking money from a lawyer-client trust account for her own use.
Auburn lawyer won't run for Cayuga County DA (The Post-Standard)
Norman Chirco announced Tuesday that he will not be a candidate for Cayuga County district attorney this year. Chirco, an Auburn lawyer, made an unsuccessful run for county Surrogate Court judge in 2001.
Judge schedules hearing in July for local lawyer (The Huntsville Times)
A federal judge has scheduled a sentencing hearing for July for Huntsville lawyer Gary Huckaby on convictions of sexual misconduct charges at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.
Attorney for Monea introduces affidavits (Akron Beacon Journal)
The defense attorney for Paul Monea produced three surprise affidavits Tuesday claiming that an audio recording used in the federal money-laundering trial may have been tampered with.
Amgen says gets subpoena from NY attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Amgen Inc. has received a subpoena from the New York state attorney general related to promotional, sales and marketing activities and other issues, according to a filing late on Tuesday.
Former Top Aide To Attorney General Gonzales Set To Testify (WCSH 6 Portland)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- A former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be asked Wednesday whether politics played a role in the firing of those federal prosecutors.
Former top aide to Attorney General Gonzales set to testify (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be asked today whether politics played a role in the firing of those federal prosecutors.
Former top aide to Attorney General Gonzales set to testify (ABC 15 Phoenix)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - A former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be asked today whether politics played a role in the firing of those federal prosecutors.
Undertaker's lawyer catches investigator in mistake (Journal Inquirer)
A state investigator who assumed that the 1955 date on an invoice was a typographical error when he accused undertaker Kevin K. Riley of overcharging a dead woman's estate by $75 was himself in error, Riley's lawyer asserted during a state regulatory board's hearing Tuesday.
Goodling broke down over attorney firings (MSNBC)
Monica Goodling, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former White House liaison, broke down in tears in a colleague's office as a furor rose about her department's firings of eight federal prosecutors, according to interview excerpts released Tuesday.
Elsmere attorney advices against impeachment (Community Press & Recorder)
ELSMERE - City attorney Bob Carran has advised council to "think carefully" before moving forward with the possible impeachment proceedings of Mayor Billy Bradford.
Former Top Aide To Attorney General Gonzales Set To Testify (WCSH 6 Portland)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- A former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be asked Wednesday whether politics played a role in the firing of those federal prosecutors.
Federal Judge in Fla. Rejects Fraud Plea by Asbestos Attorney (Insurance Journal)
A once high-flying asbestos litigation attorney was ready to plead guilty Monday to fraud involving thousands of clients, but a federal judge in Miami has rejected the deal and set a date for trial, s
Lawyer accused of indecent assault on boy (Edinburgh Evening News)
A TOP Lothians lawyer has been accused of carrying out an indecent act on a 13-year-old boy in a shopping centre toilet.
Lawyer accused of indecent assault on boy (The Scotsman)
A TOP Lothians lawyer has been accused of carrying out an indecent act on a 13-year-old boy in a shopping centre toilet.
Man convicted in shootings to appeal: Witnesses were disreputable, his lawyer argues (Vancouver Province)
The lawyer for the man convicted of murder in the fatal shootings of Rachel Davis and Richard Hui says his client is planning to appeal.
Henry Passed Both Drug Tests, Attorney Says (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Chris Henry passed both of his court-mandated drug tests, his attorney said.
N.L. health authority lacked quality controls: lawyer in breast cancer suit (Canada.com)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - A lawyer representing breast cancer patients behind a lawsuit against a Newfoundland health authority says a lack of quality controls, among other things, justifies the class action against the organization.
Goodling says deputy attorney general 'not candid' on firings (Los Angeles Times)
Denies she played major role in U.S. attorney dismissals. The Justice Department's former White House liaison denied today that she played a major role in the firings of U.S. attorneys last year and blamed Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty for misleading Congress about the dismissals.
Journalists to pursue class suit v. Mike Arroyo: lawyer (Sun Star)
THE multimillion-peso class action suit journalists filed against First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo will push through despite his reported withdrawal of the libel cases, a lawyer of the plaintiffs told the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Wednesday.
Attorney says results show Bengals' WR Henry's clean (Sports Illustrated)
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Suspended Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has passed his drug screenings, a Kentucky prosecutor and an attorney for the player said Wednesday.
Las Vegas lawyer charged in widening personal injury fraud case (Boston Globe)
A southern Nevada personal injury lawyer has become the second person charged in what federal prosecutors say was a wide-ranging scheme to inflate medical costs to increase courtroom settlements.
Former Lawyer Jailed for Neighbor Dispute (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
A former Syracuse lawyer is charged with 2 counts of Criminal Contempt and is expected to appear in court today in Camillus. Roger Scott, now disbarred, has a long running history. Five years ago, in the Town of Elbridge, he had a problem with a neighbor.
Attorney: Bengals' Henry passed drug test (Sports Illustrated)
The attorney for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry said Wednesday that the suspended player has passed his drug screenings.
Las Vegas lawyer charged in widening personal injury fraud case (KRON 4 Bay Area)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer has become the second person charged in what federal prosecutors call a wide-ranging scheme to inflate medical costs and increase courtroom settlements.
Las Vegas lawyer charged in widening personal injury fraud case (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - May 23, 2007 2:04 PM ET LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer has become the second person charged in what federal prosecutors call a wide-ranging scheme to...
Amgen says gets subpoena from NY attorney general (Boston Globe)
Amgen Inc. has received a subpoena from the New York state attorney general related to promotional, sales and marketing activities and other issues, according to a filing late on Tuesday.
Officials, attorney say Henry's clean (Fox Sports)
Suspended Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has passed his drug screenings, a Kentucky prosecutor and an attorney for the player said Wednesday. "There were no drugs found in his system," said attorney Robert Lotz, who received the final test results at his office in nearby Covington, Ky.
Parents Don't Need Lawyer In Ed Cases (CBS News)
Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Ex-fugitive ordered to get lawyer (Wausau Daily Herald)
A Wausau man accused of beating a woman and eluding authorities for almost a month has been ordered to find himself a new lawyer. Chong Cha, 21, is accused of beating a woman on April 8. Police said he went into hiding until his arrest on May 6. Chas initial attorney, Joseph Kaupie, had to withdraw from the case because he was not court certified for the potential felony level trial. On ...
Officials, attorney say Henry's test clean (NFL.com)
CINCINNATI (May 23, 2007) -- Suspended Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has passed his drug screenings, a Kentucky prosecutor and an attorney for the player said.
N.L. Health Authority Lacked Quality Controls: Lawyer in Breast Cancer Suit (RedNova)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - A lawyer representing breast cancer patients behind a lawsuit against a Newfoundland health authority says a lack of quality controls, among other things, justifies the class action against the organization.
Former Gonzales Aide Denies Major Role in Attorney Firings (The Online NewsHour)
Monica Goodling, a former Justice Department official and aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, testified Wednesday that she did not play a major role in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Two members of the House Judiciary Committee discuss her testimony.
Lawyer On Trial, Accused Of Aiding In Jail Break (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
Trial begins for a lawyer accused of helping three men escape from the George Bailey Detention Facility.
Former Lawyer Jailed for Neighbor Dispute (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
A former Syracuse lawyer is charged with 2 counts of Criminal Contempt and is expected to appear in court today in Camillus. Roger Scott, now disbarred, has a long running history. Five years ago, in the Town of Elbridge, he had a problem with a neighbor.
Conway, Lee Win Attorney General Primaries (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) - Republican State Representative Stan Lee will face Democrat Jack Conway this fall in the race for state attorney general. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Conway has 199,620, or 72 percent of the vote, to Assistant Attorney General Robert Bullock's 78,080, or 28 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO / City attorney sets deadline for supervisor / He wants proof Ed Jew lives in Sunset house he claimed in ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera gave Supervisor Ed Jew five days on Wednesday to prove that he actually lives in the west side district he represents -- the same day the lawmaker who is the subject of an FBI investigation flew to China for a...
Goodling Admits to 'Crossing the Line'; Denies Major Role in Attorney Firings (Law.com)
Monica Goodling, a former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, admitted to "crossing the line" in vetting the political loyalties of candidates for positions as career federal prosecutors in testimony Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Goodling also testified that Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, who resigned his position last week, had provided Congress with ...
Attorney general's aide says she 'crossed the lines' (Houston Chronicle)
A former senior aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told lawmakers Wednesday that his attempt to go over with her his recollections about the firings of U.S. attorneys made her uneasy.
Former lawyer pleads guilty to molesting boy (Vancouver Province)
Twenty years after he mysteriously vanished, a former Vancouver lawyer and minor-hockey official pleaded guilty yesterday to sexual assault and indecent assault for molesting a young boy.
Goodling Admits to 'Crossing the Line'; Denies Major Role in Attorney Firings (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Monica Goodling, a former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, admitted to "crossing the line" in vetting the political loyalties of candidates for positions as career federal prosecutors in testimony Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.
144 Organizations Call for Human Rights Lawyer to Accept Award in Person (The Epoch Times)
We write this letter to urgently request that you help Mr. Gao Zhisheng, a highly important Chinese human rights lawyer, to co...
Attorney's Impersonation Conviction Overturned (Washington Post)
Maryland's second-highest court recently overturned the conviction of a Rockville defense attorney who was found guilty of impersonating a Montgomery County sergeant to intimidate a state witness.
Former Lawyer Jailed for Neighbor Dispute (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
A former Syracuse lawyer is charged with 2 counts of Criminal Contempt and is expected to appear in court today in Camillus. Roger Scott, now disbarred, has a long running history. Five years ago, in the Town of Elbridge, he had a problem with a neighbor.
Lawyer: Henry's tests clean (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Chris Henry's lawyer said Wednesday he has copies of two drug tests and the results show Henry is drug-free.
Pension board blesses lawyer salary (Mobile Press-Register)
On a 6-1 vote, the city police and fire pension board agreed Wednesday to pick up the salary of its lawyer, Wanda Cochran, enabling the city to continue paying her $77,729.60 a year, despite a City Council vote to cut her salary to $42,415.
Hotel Lawyer: Where are we in the hotel cycle? What's the real threat of new supply? Where do we go from here? | By Jim ... (Hospitality Net)
Hotel Lawyer reporting from Meet the Money® hotel financing conference. At the recent Meet the Money® conference on hotel financing, Mark Woodworth, Executive VP of PKF Consulting, presented the latest report from PKF Hospitality Research to a crowd of more than 450 hotel industry leaders who gathered to connect with all the top debt and equity financing sources for hotels and hotel-related ...
Trooper's lawyer claims self-defense (The Jackson Sun)
The lawyer for a state trooper charged with shooting his mother in the foot said that Trooper Terry Rainey had been forced to defend himself and did not try to shoot anyone.
Ex-eTreppid exec's lawyer says national security risked (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The lawyer for former eTreppid software designer Dennis Montgomery has accused the U.S. Department of Defense of risking national security by approving the unsealing of classified material to keep a civil lawsuit alive, court records show.
SAN FRANCISCO / City attorney sets deadline for supervisor / He wants proof Ed Jew lives in Sunset house he claimed in ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera gave Supervisor Ed Jew five days on Wednesday to prove that he actually lives in the westside district he represents -- the same day the lawmaker who is the subject of an FBI investigation flew to China for a...