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Lawyer says Spector defense found object at crime scene (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES ( Map , News ) - A lawyer who once worked for Phil Spector surprised a courtroom with the disclosure Thursday that she saw famed criminalist Henry Lee pick up a small white object the size of a fingernail at the scene of Lana Clarkson's death in the record producer's home.
Attorney says Imus to sue CBS Radio for most his $40 million contract (Asbury Park Press)
Disgraced radio host Don Imus will sue CBS Radio for the huge portion of his $40 million contract that was left unpaid after he was fired for racist and sexist comments, his attorney said today. Martin Garbus, a First Amendment attorney, said he plans to file the breach of contract lawsuit by the end of next week. Imus, 66, was barely three months into the five-year deal with CBS when he was ...
Black's attorney says judge has a conflict (The News & Observer)
An attorney for former House Speaker Jim Black says the judge overseeing Black's corruption case has a conflict of interest and should recuse himself.
Former Detroit attorney indicted on fraud, conspiracy charges (Crain's Detroit Business)
A former Detroit Law Department attorney, John Dingle Jr., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on mail fraud and conspiracy charges.
Microsoft Challenges Attorney Fees in Iowa Case (PC World)
Controversy is over an increase in the amount specified for plaintiffs' attorney fees in the settlement agreement.
Lawyer springs surprise in Spector case (USA Today)
Prosecutors' claims that Phil Spector's defense concealed key evidence in an actress' shooting death got surprise support Thursday when a lawyer said she saw famed criminalist Henry Lee pick up a fingernail-size object at the scene.
Man stabbed driver in self-defense, lawyer says (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A repair service man who allegedly stabbed to death a 23-year-old father in front of his wife and child in an apparent case of road rage was trying to defend himself, his lawyer said Thursday. [ Submit your comments below. ]Noah Pines said that his client, a service man for a plumbing and drain service company, has told Atlanta police that his actions Tuesday night were in self-defense. Police ...
Lawyer: Spector’s defense concealed evidence (MSNBC)
Prosecution claims that Phil Spector’s defense concealed key evidence in an actress’ shooting death were given surprise support Thursday when a lawyer who once worked for the record producer said she saw famed criminalist Henry Lee pick up a fingernail-sized object at the scene.
Lawyer Says Imus to Sue CBS, Accusing It of Breaking Contract (New York Times)
The lawyer for the ousted radio host Don Imus said that he would file a $40 million lawsuit against CBS next week, accusing it of breach of contract.
Lawyer Sanctioned After Blowing Up at Process Server (Law.com)
When a lawyer is served with a malpractice suit, possible responses include throwing the complaint on the floor, ejecting the process server for trespassing and yelling "call 911." But all of those are wrong, according to a New Jersey judge who hit one of the state's leading health care lawyers with a $403 sanction order. Finding attorney Robert Conroy at fault, the judge called his conduct ...
Lawyer: American wants to fight extradition from Hong Kong in Internet child abuse case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
HONG KONG, 8:25 p.m. May 3 (AP): An American accused of raping his daughter and posting a video of the attack on the Internet wants to contest his extradition to the United States, a lawyer said Friday.
Attorney's healthcare benefits cut (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Attorney Albert Harb earns more than $300,000 annually collecting delinquent taxes for Knox County. Until now, the private attorney was also eligible for taxpayer-supplemented health insurance.
UMDNJ taps lawyer to fill out new senior management team (The Star-Ledger)
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey hired a lawyer from a prestigious New Jersey firm to join a new top management team, another step in school reforms.
Ohio Attorney General buys $40K SUV from contributor (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann bought a 2007 Chevy Suburban from a campaign contributor for $40,374 when he could have purchased a full-size SUV through the state's fleet management system for $25,899.
Ex-attorney facing another charge (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SHAWNEE, Okla. Pottawatomie County prosecutors file an additional complaint of lewd molestation today against a former Shawnee attorney. Gary Kirk Jay already faces...
Suspect in student’s murder asks for new attorney (La Crosse Tribune)
A man accused of killing a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student in January and leaving her body at the steps of a La Crosse church wants a new attorney.
City attorney's son charged with deadly conduct (The Victoria Advocate)
BAY CITY - Two Bay City teens, one the son of City Attorney J.L. Ziegenhals, were arrested on Sunday and charged with deadly conduct for firing guns in the direction of people.
Lawyer indicted on Anadarko fraud charges (Houston Chronicle)
A Houston lawyer who formerly served as manager of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s subsidiary in Peru has been indicted on charges of defrauding the energy company of more than $800,000 over seven years.
Caldwell to run for state attorney general (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
BATON ROUGE -- Democrat James "Buddy" Caldwell, district attorney for East Carroll, Madison and Tensas parishes for the past 29 years, announced his bid for state attorney general Thursday and wasted little time before blasting the current occupant of the office, fellow Democrat Charles Foti Jr.
Lawyer Sanctioned After Blowing Up at Process Server (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
When a lawyer is served with a malpractice suit, possible responses include throwing the complaint on the floor, ejecting the process server for trespassing and yelling "call 911." But all of those are wrong, according to a New Jersey judge who hit one of the state's leading health care lawyers with a $403 sanction order.
Former Detroit attorney indicted on fraud, conspiracy charges (Crain's Detroit Business)
A former Detroit Law Department attorney, John Dingle Jr., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on mail fraud and conspiracy charges.
Microsoft Challenges Attorney Fees in Iowa Case (Addict 3D)
Microsoft Corp. is disputing lawyer fees for the plaintiffs in class action suits against the software company in Iowa and Wisconsin.In both cases the parties agreed to a settlement that included the plaintiff's attorney fees up to a certain amount.
Suspect in Student's Murder Asks for New Attorney (RedNova)
By Dan Springer, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. May 4--A man accused of killing a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student in January and leaving her body at the steps of a La Crosse church wants a new attorney.
Platte County attorney resigns (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry submitted her resignation to the county commission on Wednesday, her lawyer said.
Dallas lawyer convicted twice of felonies suspended by bar (Dallas Morning News)
A Dallas criminal defense lawyer who is a twice-convicted felon has been suspended from practicing law for three years by the State Bar of Texas.
Ousted U.S. Attorney: White House Behind Removal (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- The former U.S. attorney in Little Rock said he was told by a top Justice Department official that the White House was responsible for his ouster and for a plan to bypass Senate confirmation for his replacement.
Aguirre, attorney clash on bias claim (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, May 4 (UNION-TRIBUNE): City Attorney Michael Aguirre is so prejudiced and vengeful, his office so ethically compromised, that Sunroad Enterprises executive Tom Story can't get a fair trial on 14 counts of violating the city's ethics code, Story's attorney said in court yesterday.
Microsoft challenges attorney fees in Iowa case (InfoWorld)
( InfoWorld ) - Microsoft is disputing lawyer fees for the plaintiffs in class action suits against the software company in Iowa and Wisconsin. In both cases the parties agreed to a settlement that included the plaintiff's attorney fees up to a certain amount.  In the Iowa case , that fee was $75 million, said Rich Wallis, associate general counsel for Microsoft. However, in late April ...
Lawyer: Odgren not getting care he needs (Boston Herald)
Cambridge - A Princeton teen accused of murdering a Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School classmate in January is not getting the psychiatric care he needs at a detention center, his lawyer said in court...
Suspect in Student's Murder Asks for New Attorney (RedNova)
By Dan Springer, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. May 4--A man accused of killing a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student in January and leaving her body at the steps of a La Crosse church wants a new attorney.
Imus' lawyer: CBS could have used delay button (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer for Don Imus said today that the former radio host's bosses could have edited out the comments that got him fired — and the fact that they didn't meant they saw his remarks as routine for the often provocative show. CBS Radio and MSNBC had delay buttons, but didn't use them when Imus made racist and sexist comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, lawyer Martin Garbus said on ...
N.Y. attorney general targets alumni groups (The Columbus Dispatch)
ALBANY, N.Y. ? New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has broadened his studentloan investigation to alumni associations nationwide that steer students to loan-consolidation companies, his office said yesterday.
Imus lawyer: Bosses could've cut remarks (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Don Imus said Friday that the former radio host's bosses could have edited the on-air comments that got him fired — and the fact that they didn't meant they saw his remarks as routine for his often provocative show.
Imus' lawyer: Bosses could have edited out offensive remarks (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - A lawyer for Don Imus said Friday that the former radio host's bosses could have edited the on-air comments that got him fired - and the fact that they didn't meant they saw his remarks as routine for his often provocative show. CBS Radio and MSNBC had delay buttons, but didn't use them when Imus made racist and sexist comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, lawyer Martin ...
Imus' lawyer: Bosses could have edited Rutgers comments with delay button (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer for Don Imus said today that the former radio host's bosses could have edited the on-air comments that got him fired — and the fact that they didn't meant they saw his remarks as routine for his often provocative show. CBS Radio and MSNBC had delay buttons, but didn't use them when Imus made racist and sexist comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, lawyer Martin Garbus said ...
Northeast La. district attorney enters race for attorney general (The Town Talk)
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Democratic district attorney from northeast Louisiana has entered the attorney general’s race, hoping to unseat fellow Democrat Charles Foti.
Attorney General's office releases church audit (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. The (New Hampshire) attorney general's office says an independent audit of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester has found critical gaps in programs to...
Attorney: Imus will sue CBS for nearly $40M (9 News Denver)
NEW YORK (AP) - Disgraced radio host Don Imus will sue CBS Radio for the huge portion of his $40 million contract that was left unpaid after he was fired for racist and sexist comments, his attorney said Thursday.
Rights lawyer uses VCD to campaign (INQ7.net)
BACOLOD CITY – A human rights lawyer and peace advocate fighting traditional politics is running a campaign to be a congressman of Bacolod City in an innovative way: He is using videotapes to reach as many voters as he can.
Attorney General Warns About Sweepstakes (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
Iowa's attorney general issues a warning about sweepstakes for senior citizens in Iowa.
Attorney general warns older Iowans of fake sweepstakes (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa Buying more magazines won't bring you a big sweepstakes check. Attorney General Tom Miller says companies like Publishers Clearing House convince people their chance of winning will be better if they buy more products.He says older Iowans, especially, fall prey to the ploy.
Imus lawyer: Bosses could've cut remarks (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Don Imus said Friday that the former radio host's bosses could have edited the on-air comments that got him fired — and that the fact that they didn't meant they saw his remarks as routine for his often-provocative show.
Attorney general warns older Iowans of fake sweepstakes (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa Buying more magazines won't bring you a big sweepstakes check. Attorney General Tom Miller says companies like Publishers Clearing House...
Former Attorney Joe Morrissey Running for House of Delegates (CBS 6 Richmond)
A controversial former Richmond attorney is now trying to help run the state's government. Joe Morrissey is planning to announce he's running for the 74th district House of Delegates. Morrissey hopes to take over the seat Don McEachin is giving up to run against Senator Ben Lambert.
10 year sentence for man in lawyer scam (The Arizona Republic)
A man who posed as lawyer to scam thousands of dollars sentenced to 10 years in prison, seven years' probation.
Attorney General Warns Older Iowans of Fake Sweepstakes (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
DES MOINES (AP) - Buying more magazines won't bring you a big sweepstakes check. Attorney General Tom Miller says companies like Publishers Clearing House convince people their chance of winning will be better if they buy more products.
Judge: Phil Spector's Trial To Resume Monday With Or Without Lawyer (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Despite lingering questions over the health of one of Phil Spector's defense attorneys, the judge presiding over the record producer's murder trial said Friday testimony will resume Monday with or without the lawyer.
Judge: Spector trial will go on with or without lead lawyer (The Daily Comet)
The judge in the Phil Spector murder trial on Friday ordered defense attorneys to be ready for testimony to resume Monday whether or not lead defense lawyer Bruce Cutler comes back from a weeklong sick leave.
Judge: Spector trial will go on with or without lead lawyer (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES ( Map , News ) - The judge in the Phil Spector murder trial on Friday ordered defense attorneys to be ready for testimony to resume Monday whether or not lead defense lawyer Bruce Cutler comes back from a weeklong sick leave.
County attorney to release more details of professor's death (Lincoln Journal Star)
CHADRON — Dawes County Attorney Vance Haug said Friday he will provide information next week on the ongoing investigation into the death of a Chadron State College professor.