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Attorney questions board dismissal (Bastrop Daily Enterprise)
The attorney who represents the board which oversees Morehouse General Hospital said he "has concerns" surrounding the Morehouse Parish Police Jury's removal of the chairman of that board.
U.S. Attorney in Texas Ruffles Feathers (NPR)
Day to Day , May 29, 2007 · U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of San Antonio is known in some circles as "Johnny Satan." He oversaw the prosecution of two border agents who fired on an alleged drug smuggler and that won him few friends.
Defense Attorney: Man in Bi-State Shooting Spree Was Insane (WBOC Salisbury)
GEORGETOW N, Del. (AP)- A man accused in a two-state shooting rampage that left two dead and four wounded in April 2005 believed his victims were aliens trying to abduct his 5-year-old daughter, the man's attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney General Orders Company To Stop Bothering N.C. Customers (NBC 17 Raleigh)
Raleigh, N.C. -- Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today that a company that has been making unwanted robo calls to North Carolinians has been ordered to stop.
Demanding writer's notes in Baltovich murder case perversion of free press; lawyer (CNews)
TORONTO (CP) - The lawyer for the author of a book on the Robert Baltovich murder case says forcing him to turn over his source material would undermine press freedoms.
Lohan chauffeuered by lawyer to rehab (MuchMusic.com)
According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan has checked into the Promises rehab facility. Lohan’s lawyer drove her to the facility on Monday where she may reside for 30 days. Lohan’s potential role in the film “Poor Things" may be at risk with filming supposed to start this week.
Church fire suspect held on $500K bond, appointed a lawyer (FOX Carolina)
Associated Press - May 29, 2007 4:15 PM ET GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Farmville man accused of breaking into three churches and setting fire to 2 of them now has a court-appointed lawyer.
Church Fire Suspect Held on $500K Bond, Appointed a Lawyer (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A Farmville man charged with breaking into three churches and setting fire to two of them was given a court-appointed lawyer Tuesday.
Lawyer Draws Line Between Terrorists and Political Activists (WNYC New York Public Radio)
The lawyer for a former Queens resident says his client is a scholar and a political activist, not a terrorist. 27 year old Syed Hashmi was in a federal court in Lower Manhattan today to face charge....
Chisley attorney loses ruling (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE — The state Superior Court has ruled against the attorney for accused murderer LaVon Chisley, who had appealed the legality of a search warrant for her financial records in regards to her client’s payment history.
High-Profile Attorney Reprimanded (Hartford Courant)
Stamford Attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman, a frequent guest on legal talk shows and former trial lawyer for convicted killer Michael Skakel, has been reprimanded by a Statewide Bar Grievance panel for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Chisley attorney loses ruling (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE — The state Superior Court has ruled against the attorney for accused murderer LaVon Chisley, who had appealed the legality of a search warrant for her financial records in regards to her client’s payment history.
Attorney David Torres discusses Brothers death penalty verdict (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
When the penalty verdict was read, Vincent Brothers sat unshaken with a dazed look on his face. Local defense attorney David Torres said that’s probably because he was prepared for...
Court Sides With Litigant Over Definition of ‘Lawyer’ (Arab News)
DAMMAM, 30 May 2007 — The Court of Grievances has ordered the Ministry of Labor to issue a lawyer’s visa for the recruitment of a foreign lawyer to work in the Kingdom at a law office in Dammam.
Lawyer Of Shooting Victim Calls On Federal Investigation Into NYPD (NY1 News)
The lawyer representing the family of the Bronx man shot to death by a police officer earlier this month, asked federal prosecutors Tuesday to investigate the NYPD.
Grievance panel reprimands high-profile attorney (Boston Globe)
High-profile attorney Michael Sherman has been reprimanded by a statewide bar grievance panel after admitting to two rule violations over fees he charged a college student convicted of a hedge fund scam.
Lawyer: Cheney visitor logs not recorded (USA Today)
A lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney told the Secret Service in September to eliminate data on who visited Cheney at his official residence, a newly disclosed letter states.
Attorney of man shot by NYPD officer wants federal investigation (AM New York)
NEW YORK (AP) _ A lawyer representing the estate of Sean Bell and the family of a motorist fatally shot by an off-duty officer wants the U.S. Attorney's office investigate the New York Police Department for possible civil rights violations.
Grievance panel reprimands attorney (Connecticut Post)
HARTFORD (AP) — High-profile attorney Michael Sherman has been reprimanded by a statewide bar grievance panel after admitting to two rule violations over fees he charged a college student
Officer says NYC lawyer wanted to avoid U.S. prison (AM New York)
A New York lawyer accused of paying a woman for sex with her underage daughters said after he was caught in Canada that he wanted to do prison time there because laws were more lenient, a Canadian police officer testified Tuesday.
Sean Bell Attorney Wants Federal Investigation (WCBS-TV New York)
A lawyer representing the estate of Sean Bell and the family of a motorist fatally shot by an off-duty officer wants the U.S. Attorney's office to investigate the New York Police Department for possible civil rights violations. Michael Hardy, who's also general counsel for the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, said in a letter Monday to U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia that the NYPD has a ...
Anti-rot lawyer challenged (Fijilive.com)
A New Zealand lawyer hired by Fiji's anti-corruption commission is not yet qualified to practice here, the Suva court was told today.
Lawyer: Cheney visitor logs not recorded (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney told the Secret Service in September to eliminate data on who visited Cheney at his official residence, a newly disclosed letter states. The Sept. 13, 2006, letter from Cheney's lawyer says logs for Cheney's residence on the grounds of the Naval Observatory are subject to the Presidential Records Act.
Teen pleads guilty to carjacking commonwealth's attorney's son (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK - A 16-year-old pleaded guilty to several charges Tuesday in the robbery of a son of the city's commonwealth's attorney. Ronald D. Perry was convicted of felony carjacking and gang participation . . .
Bar association names its Lawyer of the Year (The Trenton Times)
HAMILTON -- U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. Hughes has been named Mercer County Professional Lawyer of the Year. The award, presented at a Mercer County Bar Association meet ing last week, is given to someone who is recognized for character and competence and is respected by all.
Attorney: removal was legal (Gresham Outlook)
Gresham’s city attorney has found that Mayor Shane T. Bemis and the City Council acted legally in removing a planning commissioner to ensure that the commission’s membership complies with city code.
Cheney attorney blocked visitor log (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | An attorney for Vice President Dick Cheney told the Secret Service in September to eliminate data on who visited Cheney at his official residence, a newly disclosed letter states.
Baker Donelson Names Roberts Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (The Memphis Daily News)
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has named Kristine L. Roberts its Memphis Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Roberts was honor....
Terrorism suspect extradited from London pleads not guilty; lawyer says he's an activist (The Standard-Times)
NEW YORK — An American student extradited from London on charges that he provided al-Qaida fighters with equipment to attack U.S. soldiers is an activist, not a terrorist, his lawyer said Tuesday after the man pleaded not guilty.
Beaufort attorney Marvin Dukes III confirmed as the county's new master-in-equity (Island Packet)
BEAUFORT -- Beaufort attorney Marvin Dukes III was confirmed as the county's new master-in-equity Tuesday, despite protests by a local legislator that the recommendation vote wasn't handled correctly.
Birkhead sued by former attorney for not paying his legal bills (The Fresno Bee)
Larry Birkhead's former attorney filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday, claiming he didn't pay his legal bills during a paternity dispute involving Anna Nicole Smith's baby.
Birkhead sued by former lawyer for not paying his legal bills (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Larry Birkhead's former lawyer filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday, claiming he did not pay his legal bills during a paternity dispute involving Anna Nicole Smith's baby.
Officer says NYC lawyer wanted to avoid U.S. prison (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - May 30, 2007 3:15 AM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City lawyer accused of paying a woman for sex with her underage daughters says he wanted to do prison time in Canada...
Attorney General Says No Evidence Of Price Gouging In Northwest Arkansas (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- It's the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pumpdrive prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Kenner's housing board fires lawyer and director (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
After some fiery exchanges, a deeply split but court-approved Kenner Housing Authority board of commissioners met Tuesday and fired its executive director and lawyer.
Tontitown Decides To Keep City Attorney On Lawsuit (The Morning News)
TONTITOWN -- City Attorney Mark Dossett will handle a federal lawsuit against Tontitown over a proposed recreational vehicle park, the City Council determined in a special session Friday night.
Attorney seeks raffle investigation (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Campbell County Commonwealth's Attorney Jack Porter has asked the Newport Police to investigate whether Funny Bone Comedy Club in Newport on the Levee violated any laws by holding a raffle where, according to a lawsuit, prizes were not delivered as promised.
Lawyer's Reprimand First Blot On His Record (Hartford Courant)
Former Client's Claim Leads To Punishment Stamford attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman, a frequent guest on legal talk shows and former trial lawyer for convicted killer Michael Skakel, has been reprimanded for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Rose lawyer: Selig should suspend players (Times Leader)
NEW YORK — The lawyer who headed baseball’s investigation of Pete Rose wants commissioner Bud Selig to suspend players who don’t cooperate with the steroids probe spearheaded by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.
Attorney post has few takers (Orlando Sentinel)
Interest in the once-plum job has soured with the political climate. Wanted: Veteran attorney to oversee important cases in 35 Florida counties. Job expected to last 18 months or so. Salary: $145,400.
Cheney Lawyer Told Secret Service Not To Keep Copies Of Visitor Logs (New London Day)
Washington - A lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney told the Secret Service in September to eliminate data on who visited Cheney at his official ...
Birkead's Ex-Attorney Files Suit Over Legal Bills (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Larry Birkhead's former attorney filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday, claiming he didn't pay his legal bills during a paternity dispute involving his and Anna Nicole Smith's baby. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Officer says NYC lawyer wanted to avoid U.S. prison (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City lawyer accused of paying a woman for sex with her underage daughters says he wanted to do prison time in Canada because laws were more lenient.
Attorney sues Larry Birkhead to recoup fees (USA Today)
Larry Birkhead's former attorney filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday, claiming he didn't pay his legal bills during a paternity dispute involving his and Anna Nicole Smith's baby.
Fayetteville : Lawyer: Nutt was permitted self-check (NWAnews.com)
Letting University of Arkansas football Coach Houston Nutt investigate a booster’s critical e-mail to a former UA quarterback was akin to allowing Nutt to inspect himself, a lawyer representing a man suing UA officials said Tuesday in a court filing. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Lawyer: 'World Has Been Very Hard' On Lohan (KETV 7 Omaha)
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer blames the pressures of the world as his client re-enters rehab following a weekend arrest on suspicion of DUI.
Larry Birkhead Sued By His Ex-Attorney (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Larry Birkhead's former attorney filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday, claiming he didn't pay his legal bills during a paternity dispute involving his and Anna Nicole Smith's baby. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith’s Odd, Short Life
Larry Birkhead Sued By His Ex-Attorney (CBS 4 Miami)
Larry Birkhead's former attorney filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday, claiming he didn't pay his legal bills during a paternity dispute involving his and Anna Nicole Smith's baby. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith’s Odd, Short Life
Lawyer: 'World Has Been Very Hard' On Lohan (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer blames the pressures of the world as his client re-enters rehab following a weekend arrest on suspicion of DUI.
City seeks in-house attorney (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
TRAVERSE CITY — City commissioners will seek applications for a full-time, in-house attorney with at least five years of experience.