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Lawyer: 'World Has Been Very Hard' On Lohan (WPBF Palm Beach)
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer blames the pressures of the world as his client re-enters rehab following a weekend arrest on suspicion of DUI.
Legal problems continue for local attorney (Herald Democrat)
Local attorney Gary Corley, 51, will be back in court Wednesday over a driving while intoxicated charge.
ACLU attorney says gangs spreading at state prison (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - May 30, 2007 12:15 PM ET CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An American Civil Liberties attorney says gang influence is spreading in the Wyoming State Penitentiary at Rawlins.
Attorney General, DCP Commissioner Sue Best Buy For Deceiving, Overcharging Customers (Mobile Electronics)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 -- Hartford, Conn. -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced a lawsuit against Best Buy alleging the chain used in-store computer kiosks to deceive consumers about product prices and overcharge them.
Attorney Bill Barton honored (Newport News-Times)
The Yaquina Bay Optimist Club will honor attorney Bill Barton with their "Respect for Law Award" during a special presentation at noon on Wednesday, June 6 at the Embarcadero.
Zambia: Attorney General Sues Kennedy Sakeni (AllAfrica.com)
ATTORNEY General, Mumba Malila, has sued former Home Affairs deputy minister, Kennedy Sakeni, for breach of contract in construction works.
River's Edge lawyer requests mediation (Rexburg Standard Journal)
ST. ANTHONY - The lawyer for a developer who has proposed moving Fisherman's Drive in Fremont County to allow expensive riverfront lots has requested mediation.
Get Buzzed: Lawyer sues Larry Birkhead (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Larry Birkhead's former lawyer, Debra Opri, has filed a lawsuit claiming he still owes for her services in his paternity battle for his daughter, Dannielynn, the offspring of Anna Nicole Smith.
Lawyer who headed Rose probe wants players to speak on steroids (The World)
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.
Lawyer's comment means trouble with judge (UPI)
A Chicago lawyer has been ordered to appear before a Miami bankruptcy judge to defend a comment he made to her during a hearing.
Lawyer's comment means trouble with judge (Moldova.org)
A Chicago lawyer has been ordered to appear before a Miami bankruptcy judge to defend a comment he made to her during a hearing.William Smith was ordered by Judge Laurel Myerson Isicoff to appear before her June 25 to convince her not to revoke his permission to practice in Miami after his May 7 comment, Crain's Chicago Business reported Wednesday.I suggest with respect, Your Honor, that you're a ...
Attorney General summons Globovisión CEO, anchorman (El Universal)
The Attorney General Office has subpoenaed Alberto Federico Ravell, CEO of private news TV channel Globovisión, and Leopoldo Castillo, host of talk show "Aló, Ciudadano" with regard to the events denounced by Minister of Communication and Information William Lara involving the station.
Attorney: Marine Corps 'Eating Its Own' In Haditha Probe (KGTV San Diego)
An attorney for a Marine officer charged with failure to investigate the deaths of two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha accused the Marine Corps of "eating its own" and aiding terrorist propaganda.
One city attorney settles (WJBF-TV Augusta)
A former Augusta city attorney has reached an agreement to leave. Vanessa Flournoy was placed on administrative leave after allegations she was doing private real-estate work on her office computer.
Birkhead, Lawyer Battle over Legal Bill (E! Online)
Larry Birkhead is in another legal tussle--but this time Dannielynn and Howard K. Stern aren't involved. Debra Opri, the high-powered lawyer who represented the celebrity photographer in his paternity battle with Stern over Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, is suing Birkhead for more than $600,000 in unpaid legal fees. According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court ...
Grant's Attorney Wants Judge Removed From Case (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Stephen Grant, accused of killing his wife, wants the judge removed from the case.
Should state pay for divorce lawyer? (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
On Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether people who can't afford a lawyer for their divorce should be given one at public expense.
Grant's Attorney Wants Judge Removed From Case (ClickOnDetroit)
Stephen Grant's attorney wants a new judge to hear a murder case.
Attorney acquitted of helping three convicts escape (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, 3:39 p.m. May 30 (SIGNONSANDIEGO): A defense attorney was acquitted Wednesday of playing a behind-the-scenes role in the escape of three inmates by giving jail officials a letter that falsely indicated the girlfriend of one of the men was his paralegal.
Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr fires his American lawyer (Canada.com)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Canadian detainee Omar Khadr has fired his American lawyers, leaving himself without defence counsel ahead of his trial. His former military lawyer, U.S. Marine Lt.-Col. Colby Vokey confirmed he had been taken off the case on Wednesday.
Prominent Knoxville Attorney guilty of contempt of court (WATE 6 Knoxville)
A prominent Knoxville Defense Attorney was found guilty of contempt of court.
La Crosse County District Attorney Applicants (WKBT La Crosse)
There are three people hoping to become the next district attorney in La Crosse County. The applicants are acting D.A. Loralee Clark, Deputy D.A. Tim Gruenke and Trempeauleau County D.A. Jeri Marsolek. A spokesperson for Governor Doyle tells us they'll be accepting applications for a few more days.
State Attorney: Parents, lock up guns (Miami Herald)
On the last day of school, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle had three words for parents: ``Lock your guns.''
Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr fires his American lawyer (CNews)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Canadian detainee Omar Khadr has fired his American lawyers, leaving himself without defence counsel ahead of his trial. His former military lawyer, U.S. Marine Lt.-Col. Colby Vokey confirmed he had been taken off the case on Wednesday.
Labor Attorney Warns Employers About Lie Detectors (CBS4 Denver)
In the wake of the story about Denver Bronco David Kircus being cleared of wrongdoing by Head Coach Mike Shanahan because he passed a lie detector test, a labor attorney warned employers to that using that method is not a good idea.
Ethanol fuels plant sidetracked by Fresno attorney (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
Plans to build a new ethanol fuels plant north of Bakersfield were sidetracked again by last-minute objections filed by a Fresno attorney. The Kern County Planning Commission has already approved...
Lawyer off Greenbrier police case (The Register-Herald)
LEWISBURG — A Fayetteville lawyer representing two members of a White Sulphur Springs family has been granted a motion allowing her to withdraw as counsel of record on one of two police brutality lawsuits filed last year.
Lawyer suspension lengthened (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
An Elm Grove lawyer whose law license was suspended for one year in 2006 for borrowing $145,000 from a client and...
Lawyer's 'Super-Size' Gaffe Costs Him Client and Possibly Right to Practice Before Fla. Court (Law.com)
Saying a bankruptcy judge was "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal" may cost an out-of-state lawyer the ability to practice in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. The comment already has cost Chicago-based McDermott Will & Emery partner William P. Smith his client -- Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Myerson Isicoff also ...
Attorney recused from Filippo trial (The Globe Gazette)
CHARLES CITY — An alleged conflict of interest has resulted in the dismissal of a defense attorney from the trial of a man accused of attempting to murder an Iowa State Patrol trooper in February.
Ex-IRS lawyer and 3 others charged in tax scam (The Star-Ledger)
NEW YORK -- A former top Internal Revenue Service lawyer and three other Ernst & Young partners reduced taxes for Americans making $10 million or more with a fraud that even used the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to disguise their lies, according to an indictment charging the men.
Lawyer's 'Super-Size' Gaffe Costs Him Client and Possibly Right to Practice Before Fla. Court (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Saying a bankruptcy judge was "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal" may cost an out-of-state lawyer the ability to practice in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.
State attorney: Parents, lock up guns (Miami Herald)
On the last day of school, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle had three words for parents: ``Lock your guns.''
Ex-IRS lawyer, 3 E&Y partners are indicted (Denver Post)
A former top Internal Revenue Service lawyer and three other Ernst & Young partners reduced taxes for Americans making $10 million or more with a fraud that even used the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to disguise their lies, according to an indictment charging the men.
Lawyer convicted of fraud is disbarred (The Columbus Dispatch)
A former Dublin lawyer and investment banker has been disbarred for staging burglaries at his home and filing false claims for the alleged losses.
Attorney suspended after DWI conviction (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
The Indiana Supreme Court has temporarily suspended a local attorney’s law license after he was convicted of drunken driving and injuring a motorcyclist.
Phony lawyer gets a pass, despite protest from boss (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD - A city man who allegedly scammed immigrant clients by pretending to be a lawyer was let into a probationary program yesterday that would end with his record erased.
Hearing reset for Lexington attorney (The Jackson Sun)
A hearing to decide whether Lexington attorney Steve Milam will get judicial diversion on three drug charges has been continued to the last week of June, according to Milam's attorney, Dan Warlick.
Plaintiff Lawyer to Quit His Firm (Washington Post)
Plaintiff lawyer William S. Lerach, who has brought scores of cases on behalf of defrauded shareholders, has told clients and others that he is leaving the California law firm he started three years ago, according to two people briefed on the issue.
Tim Griffin to resign as U.S. attorney, congressional aides say (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - May 31, 2007 6:54 AM ET LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Spokesmen for Arkansas members of Congress say US Attorney Tim Griffin will resign. Griffin is the federal prosecutor in Arkansas...
State attorney warns parents to lock up guns (7 News Miami)
MIAMI -- As summer break begins, Miami-Dade's state attorney is warning parents to lock up their guns.
County Attorney search begins (Waconia Patriot)
For two decades there has been one face that has stood for Carver County justice in the courtroom: Mike Fahey. After this week, though, the Carver County Attorney who has played an instrumental role in county law for the last 20 years, will embark on a new career path.
Attorney for alleged child molester wants new trial moved (CentralOhio.com)
MANSFIELD -- Milt Miley can't get a fair trial locally because of "the extremely negative and highly prejudicial media coverage ... during his first trial," an attorney wrote in a court motion.
Indecent act charges against lawyer dropped (The Scotsman)
CHARGES against a top lawyer accused of carrying out an indecent act on a 13-year-old boy in a public toilet have been dropped.
Probe into TV sting in BMW case, veteran lawyer quits (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday ordered a probe into a sting operation by a TV news channel, which alleged collusion between the prosecution and defence attorneys in the 1999 BMW hit-and-run case and prompted a veteran criminal lawyer to quit the proceedings.
Lawyer says Cabinet bypassed on judge (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf did not consult his Cabinet before suspending Pakistan's top judge, a lawyer told a court Thursday, claiming the move that has ignited a political crisis was unconstitutional.
Lawyer Says Cabinet Bypassed on Judge (The Daily Comet)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf did not consult his Cabinet before suspending Pakistan's top judge, a lawyer told a court Thursday, claiming the move that has ignited a political crisis was unconstitutional.
State Attorney To Parents: Lock Up Your Guns (CBS 4 Miami)
As summer break begins, Miami-Dade's state attorney is warning parents to lock up their guns. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle says parents keep working, but the kids stay home.
State Attorney Warns Parents To Lock Up Guns (First Coast News)
MIAMI (AP) -- As summer break begins, Miami-Dade's state attorney is warning parents to lock up their guns. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle says parents keep working, but the kids stay home.
Former clients sue attorney over alleged phony payments (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — Former clients of Rogers attorney Eric Dean Archer claim in a lawsuit that he used money they gave him for their federal taxes for his own personal use. (Benton County Daily Record)