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Lawyer Causes Delay In Hans Reiser Trial (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser was delayed for three weeks today because his lawyer is busy with another case.
State Attorney General determines four Vista shootings were justified (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- The state Attorney General's office on Monday found Sheriff's deputies involved in four fatal Vista shootings in 2005 were justified.
Reiser Trial Delayed; Lawyer Has Another Case (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
The trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser was delayed for three weeks Monday because his lawyer is busy with another case.
Former Lewinsky lawyer appointed for Palfrey (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
WASHINGTON The accused "D-C Madam" has a new lawyer, and he has some experience with high-profile Washington scandals. A judge has appointed Preston Burton to represent...
Attorney Charged In Death Faced Hit-And-Run Probes (WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
An attorney who police said was driving drunk during a fatal wreck Sunday had previously been fired from an internship in connection with an October hit-and-run probe, the Marion County prosecutor's office said.
Attorney Charged In Death Faced Hit-And-Run Probes (WRTV Indianapolis)
An attorney accused of driving drunk during a fatal wreck had previously been fired from an internship in connection with a hit-and-run probe, the Marion County prosecutor's office says.
Lawyer to formalise Hicks homecoming (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Australian lawyer for convicted terrorism supporter David Hicks will go to Guantanamo Bay to ensure Hicks understands documents to formalise his move to Australia.
Attorney general won't take action against Tucson contractor (Tucson Citizen)
The Arizona Attorney General's Office will not pursue legal action against the owners of a defunct Tucson remodeling company that abruptly closed in November and left more than 50 customers with unfinished jobs.
Hamilton lawyer appointed District Court Judge (Scoop.co.nz)
Hamilton lawyer Melanie Harland has been appointed a District Court Judge.
Attorney Frederic Upton to receive Kenison Award (New Hampshire Union Leader)
Attorney Frederic Upton, 88, who served two decades on the committee that investigates judicial misconduct and helped save Franconia Notch from having a major highway built through it, will be honored with the 2007 Frank Rowe Kenison Award Thursday.
Trial Lawyer Is Denied Fee After Appellate Settlement (Law.com)
A New York federal judge has ruled against a lawyer seeking to collect a contingent fee on a case he lost at the trial level but which his client settled after filing an appeal. Barry I. Fredericks represented Chemipal in a suit against weight-loss company Slim-Fast, whose products Chemipal distributed in Israel. Judge Gerard E. Lynch granted summary judgment to Chemipal last week, finding that ...
Attorney battles to supress statements to police in slaying case (Herald Standard)
The attorney for a Masontown woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old son in 1976 has claimed she was incapable of voluntarily waiving her rights when she talked to state police last year.
Former Lewinsky lawyer appointed for Palfrey (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
WASHINGTON The accused "D-C Madam" has a new lawyer, and he has some experience with high-profile Washington scandals. A judge has appointed Preston Burton to represent Deborah Jeane Palfrey in her criminal case.
Dunbar mayor refuses attorney review (The Charleston Gazette)
Dunbar Mayor Roger Wolfe refused Monday night to hire an outside attorney to examine the city’s expenses, even though City Council members apparently voted to do so after their last meeting.
Upper St. Clair attorney resigns as widow's trustee (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
An Upper St. Clair attorney under investigation for his handling of an elderly widow's fortune has resigned as her trustee.
Attorney general sues federal energy officials for stricter equipment standards (The Standard-Times)
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley, continuing her focus on environmental issues, sued the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday, arguing the agency's decision not to amend its energy efficiency standard for heating, ventilation and air...
Steven Hale, dead at 63: Seattle attorney took on the CIA (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Steve Hale, the Seattle attorney who fought the CIA for benefits to former spies, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.
Trial Lawyer Is Denied Fee After Appellate Settlement (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York federal judge has ruled against a lawyer seeking to collect a contingent fee on a case he lost at the trial level but which his client settled after filing an appeal. Barry I.
Lawyer's contempt sentence reduced (Miami Herald)
The punishment has been reduced for a lawyer thrown in jail by a Broward judge now facing scrutiny herself.
District attorney seeks trial costs from felon (The Oregonian)
BEND -- A Deschutes County jury sent John Michael Nilles to prison last month for shaking to death a child he considered a son. Now, the county's district attorney wants the man to pay for some of the costs in the case that put Nilles in prison.
Reports differ on cause of ferry sinking, says lawyer (Vancouver Province)
The lawyer for one of the three B.C. Ferries employees fired last month over the sinking of the Queen of the North says the government-owned company has jumped to the wrong conclusion.
City attorney fired; Bass Pro Shops deal criticized (Birmingham News)
The Leeds City Council Monday night fired City Attorney Bill Weathington after a heated debate between him and Councilman Cary Kennedy over the lawyer's multiple clients.
Hotel Lawyer: The Lodging Industry Think Tank "TOP 10" Investment Trends and Challenges | By Jim Butler (Hospitality Net)
Hotel Lawyer at Meet the Money® -- the premier hotel financing conference. In an annual survey prepared for exclusive release at JMBM's Meet the Money® hotel finance conference, the Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) "Top 10" Investment Trends and Challenges were unveiled on May 3, 2007. If you want to know what these industry leaders think about the industry, check this out . . .
Attorney: When boy takes stand, bar media (Orlando Sentinel)
The defense attorney for one of the 10-year-olds accused of beating a Daytona Beach homeless man is trying to prevent the public from hearing the boy's testimony this week.
Accused teen fires lawyer (CNews)
A teenage girl charged with first-degree murder in the golf course sex slaying of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte fired her defence lawyer yesterday.
Testimony requested on U.S. attorney firings (Kansas City Star)
A Senate committee wants a former U.S. attorney in KC to discuss voter fraud efforts.
U.S. Attorney: Feds Foil Fort Dix Terror Plot (WCBS-TV New York)
The U.S. Attorney's Office confirms that six people were arrested in a plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix. Spokesman Michael Drewniak says the six Yugoslav nationals were planning to "kill as many soldiers as possible" at the Burlington County base. Stay with CBS 2 and WCBSTV.com for the latest on this developing story.
Haditha Proceedings Begin with Marine Lawyer (NPR)
The military equivalent of a grand jury investigation at Camp Pendleton will focus on Capt. Randy Stone, a Marine lawyer who is accused of failing to investigate the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians.
Attorney: LSU student didn't mean threats against Hillary Clinton (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- It was stupid to threaten U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, but the LSU student arrested for doing so never meant to act against the presidential candidate, his attorney...
Attorney: LSU student didn't mean threats against Hillary Clinton (WWL-TV New Orleans)
BATON ROUGE -- It was stupid to threaten U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, but the LSU student arrested for doing so never meant to act against the presidential candidate, his attorney says.
Attorney: LSU student didn't mean threats against Hillary Clinton (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. Attorney Frank Holthaus says it was stupid to threaten U-S Senator Hillary Clinton, but the L-S-U student arrested for doing so never meant to act...
State Supreme Court suspends Baton Rouge lawyer (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS The state's top court has suspended a Baton Rouge lawyer's license to practice law in Louisiana. Also a state judge has appointed two Baton Rouge lawyers as...
Attorney General Not Pursuing Legal Action Against Remodeler (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
A bankrupt Tucson remodeling firm will not be facing legal action by the Arizona Attorney General's Office despite leaving more than 50 customers with unfinished jobs.
Opening Arguments for Attorney Accused of Murder (WLTX-TV Columbia)
Opening arguments take place Tuesday in the trial of a Columbia attorney charged with murder.
Lawyer: Client will enter not guilty plea in infant's death (The Daily Comet)
A lawyer representing a Carrollton woman charged in last November's death of her newborn baby said his client will enter a not guilty plea at her arraignment today in Pickens County circuit court.
Lawyer: Client will enter not guilty plea in infant's death (FOX 10 Mobile)
CARROLLTON, Ala. A lawyer representing a Carrollton woman charged in last November's death of her newborn baby said his client will enter a not guilty plea at her...
Love-struck lawyer jailed after smuggling drugs into prison for gangster (Daily Mail)
A lovestruck lawyer's career lay in ruins today after she was imprisoned for smuggling drugs into jail for a vicious gangster she had fallen for
Attorney Says Student Didn't Mean Threats to Hillary Clinton (Fox News)
A Louisiana State University student didn't mean threats against Sen. Hillary Clinton, his attorney says.
Lawyer seeks to revive tobacco verdict (UPI)
A St. Louis lawyer wants a $10.1 billion judgment against Philip Morris revived because of new evidence in a separate case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney: Tentative plea deal reached in hate-crime charge (Rocky Mountain News)
A man charged with a hate crime after a fight with two gay men has reached a tentative plea agreement, his attorney said.
Lawyer: Client Not Guilty In Infant's Death (NBC 13 Birmingham)
CARROLLTON, Ala. (AP) - A lawyer representing a Carrollton woman charged in last November's death of her newborn baby said his client will enter a not guilty plea at her arraignment Tuesday in Pickens County circuit court.
RPT-Wolfowitz lawyer says unhappy with response time (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Repeats to additional subscribers) WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - A lawyer for World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on Tuesday said he was "disheartened" by the little time given to his ...
Attorney makes motion to dismiss charges in murder case (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
The attorney for accused murderer Ronald Glenn has filed two motions asking Morgan County Circuit Court Pro Tem Judge Brian Williams to dismiss all charges against his client.
EZ Pawn Sued By Texas Attorney General (KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a pawn shop company that has more than a dozen locations in San Antonio.
Attorney general: Protecting civil liberties will block terrorism (Detroit News)
DEARBORN -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales drew a link Tuesday between protecting civil rights and preventing further terrorist attacks.
Carver County attorney appointed to judgeship (Waconia Patriot)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced to a packed courtroom at the Scott County Courthouse on April 30 that he was appointing Carver County Attorney Mike Fahey to a First Judicial district Judgeship.
Marine Lawyer Faces Tribunal In Haditha Case (NBC San Diego)
A hearing at Camp Pendleton will determine if a Marine lawyer will be court-martialed in connection with the deaths of 24 civilians in Iraq.
Equipment also a factor in ferry sinking: lawyer (CBC British Columbia)
A federal report shows the Queen of the North's crew members were not solely at fault for the ferry's sinking in March 2006, says the Vancouver lawyer of one of the workers fired last month.
B'ville hires environmental attorney (Cnylink)
The village of Baldwinsville has retained the services of attorney Doreen Simmons of Hancock and Estabrook, a law firm in Syracuse. Mayor Joe Saraceni reviewed three possible
AG says hire outside lawyer (The Daily Iberian)
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office met privately with five Iberia Parish Council members last week to suggest that the council hire an outside, independent lawyer to investigate discrepancies outlined in a recent legislative audit of parish finances.