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Hasselhoff's Ex-Wife Gets New Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
David Hasselhoff's ex-wife returned to court with a new lawyer to represent her in a divorce battle with the actor. Pamela Bach replaced attorney Debra A. Opri with Mark Vincent Kaplan several days after losing custody of the couple's two teenage daughters.
Sarcastic lawyer dismissed from case (UPI)
A Chicago lawyer who told a Florida bankruptcy judge he thought she was "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal," is no longer on the case.
Hyde Park lawyer suspended (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Ohio Supreme Court suspended the law license of Cincinnati lawyer David Scacchetti for six months for violating state attorney discipline rules when he was charged with possession of cocaine in 2005.
LA city attorney's wife named in warrant (The Charlotte Observer)
The wife of the city's top prosecutor has an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court nine years ago on charges of driving without insurance, with a suspended license and in an unregistered car. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo got Paris Hilton jailed for violating probation for driving with a suspended license, then condemned her early release. Now, he says he's embarrassed about ...
Conrad Black stubborn but innocent, his lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Conrad Black is a stubborn but innocent man, the victim of manipulative, over-reaching government prosecutors and shareholders who wanted to break up his publishing company, a lawyer for the former media mogul told jurors at his criminal fraud trial on Wednesday.
LA City Attorney's Wife Named in Warrant (San Francisco Chronicle)
The wife of the city's top prosecutor has an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court nine years ago on charges of driving without insurance, with a suspended license and in an unregistered car. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo got Paris...
Former Spector Attorney Formally Served With Contempt Order (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A former attorney for rock music producer Phil Spector is formally served with a contempt order for refusing to testify in her ex-client's murder trial.
Attorney wants charges in ’83 homicide tossed (Times Leader)
WILKES-BARRE – An attorney for a man awaiting trial in a 1983 slaying says the suspect’s homicide charges should be dismissed.
Black deserved Hollinger perquisites, his lawyer says (Chicago Tribune)
Former Hollinger International Inc. Chairman Conrad Black deserved a free New York apartment and a partially paid birthday party for his wife because he was the "face" of the company, his lawyer told jurors in closing arguments at Black's fraud trial.
Jackson attorney censured (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - June 20, 2007 3:55 PM ET CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has issued a formal public censure to Jackson attorney Richard Mulligan for violating professional...
Jackson attorney censured (KIFI)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has issued a formal public censure to Jackson attorney Richard Mulligan for violating professional conduct rules.
Jackson attorney censured (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE -- The state Supreme Court publicly censured Jackson attorney Richard Mulligan on Wednesday for violating professional conduct rules, according to a Wyoming State Bar news release.
City Attorney's Wife Named In Arrest Warrant (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The wife of City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is named in an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court in 1998 on charges of driving without insurance, with a suspended license and in an unregistered car, it was reported Wednesday. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Former Spector lawyer served with contempt order (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for music producer Phil Spector was formally served with a contempt order on Wednesday after refusing to testify at the rock legend's murder trial.
Peter Byrnes, 1938-2007: Longtime Seattle trial attorney (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Seattle trial attorney Peter Byrnes died peacefully Thursday from multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer. He was 68.
Black's not a racketeer but a 'good man' unfairly charged, lawyer says (Canadian Business)
Romina Maurino June 20, 2007 - 4:47 p.m. CHICAGO (CP) - Conrad Black is not a racketeer but a "good man" who never defrauded anyone, his lawyer told jurors as they continued closing statements at the former press mogul's fraud trial.
Black Deserved Hollinger Perquisites, His Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Former Hollinger International Inc. Chairman Conrad Black deserved a free New York apartment and a partially paid birthday party for his wife because he was the ``face'' of the company, his lawyer told jurors in closing arguments at Black's fraud trial.
McNulty Says Earlier Testimony On U.S. Attorney Firings "incomplete" (CBS News)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, who is scheduled to testify before a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Thursday regarding the firing of nine U.S. attorneys last year, said his earlier testimony to Congress on the matter "was in some respects incomplete," according to a prepared statement.
Enzi accepting applications for U.S. Attorney spot (Billings Gazette)
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who will recommend a handful of U.S. attorney candidates to the Bush administration, is accepting resumes and letters of interest from attorneys interested in filling the vacant spot. Matt Mead, who'd been U.S. Att ...
Attorney Discusses Daycare Death (R News)
The case of an infant found dead at an Irondequoit daycare center may be closed, but the attorney representing the facility shared what he says may be the real cause of the child's death.
U.S. Attorney levels criticism at Orleans DA's office (WWL-TV New Orleans)
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten leveled criticism at the office of Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan during a Congressional hearing into the surge of violent crime in New Orleans since Katrina.
Lawyer: Hancock family's lawsuit 'frivolous' (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer representing the tow truck driver involved in the fatal crash of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock is giving Hancock's family 21 days to drop its wrongful death lawsuit.
Former U.S. attorney to testify (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger will testify today before the Senate Indian Affairs committee in Washington, where he has become embroiled in the controversy over the Justice Department's firings of U.S. attorneys. Heffelfinger, who resigned last year, is scheduled to appear at an oversight hearing on law enforcement in Indian Country, an issue that reportedly put him at ...
Judge Goes Easy on Lawyer Who Made 'French Fries' Comment About Her (Law.com)
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Myerson Isicoff opted for leniency in the case of a prominent Chicago lawyer who told her she was "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal." She decided not to bar McDermott Will & Emery partner William P. Smith from practicing in South Florida bankruptcy court. Instead, Isicoff ordered him Wednesday to take an online course in professionalism administered by the ...
Attorney: Man accused of fatal shooting passes polygraph (The Farmington Daily Times)
FARMINGTON — A local attorney representing an 18-year-old man charged with Kailie Sitta's March 18 shooting death claimed Tuesday his client passed a polygraph test and did not kill the young girl.
Chief justice, attorney general nominees to testify (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Jon S. Corzine's nominees for Supreme Court chief justice and attorney general finally get confirmation hearings Thursday.
British celebrity chef ignores jailed brother's pleas: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is ignoring pleas for help from his brother who is on trial for drug possession in Indonesia's Bali, his lawyer said Thursday.
Judge Goes Easy on Lawyer Who Made 'French Fries' Comment About Her (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Myerson Isicoff opted for leniency in the case of a prominent Chicago lawyer who told her she was "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal." She decided not to bar McDermott Will & Emery partner William P.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay ignores jailed brother's pleas: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is ignoring pleas for help from his brother who is on trial for drug possession in Indonesia's Bali, his lawyer said Thursday.
Applications open for U.S. attorney (Billings Gazette)
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who will recommend a handful of U.S. attorney candidates to the Bush administration, is accepting resumes and letters of interest from attorneys interested in filling the vacant spot.
Attorney says retrial would violate suspect’s rights (Times Leader)
WILKES-BARRE – An attorney for a man awaiting trial in a 1983 slaying says the suspect’s homicide charges should be dismissed.
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
Hyde Park lawyer suspended (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Ohio Supreme Court suspended the license of Cincinnati lawyer David Scacchetti for six months for violating state attorney discipline rules.
S.F. City Attorney to seek gang injunctions (The San Francisco Examiner)
As violence intensifies in two San Francisco neighborhoods, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is expected to announce today that he is seeking civil injunctions against street gangs in those areas.
SAN FRANCISCO / City attorney is going after alleged gangs / Herrera seeks injunctions and curfews in more districts (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will file suit today against alleged gangs in the Mission District and the Western Addition, seeking to impose curfews and limit members' right to gather in public areas, law enforcement sources said. Herrera...
Attorney general handed financial info in Cox matter (The Southern Illinoisan)
UNION COUNTY - The Illinois Attorney General's office has been provided copies of financial records that could incriminate attorney Patrick Cox on allegations he stole money from one of his clients.
Nancy Bell fails in attempt to control attorney (Williston Pioneer Sun News)
BRONSON - A motion by Levy County Commissioner Nancy Bell to forego the annual contract renewal for County Attorney Anne Brown died from the lack of a second at the June 19 meeting.
Attorney asks for lower bond in case of missing Bloomfield girl (Boston Globe)
An attorney said Thursday he is seeking a lower bond for a West Hartford man accused in the disappearance of a missing Bloomfield girl found locked in a tiny storage room in his house.
Black co-defendant lawyer blasts prosecution for 'baseless accusations' (Canadian Business)
June 21, 2007 - 1:08 p.m. CHICAGO (CP) - A lawyer for one of Conrad Black's co-defendants blasted U.S. government lawyers Thursday for misleading jurors with "baseless accusations" and utterly failing to prove Peter Atkinson committed a crime.
L.A. city attorney accused of using staffers to run errands, watch his kids (USA Today)
The Los Angeles Times says City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has had members of his staff running personal errands and watching his children. Anonymous sources, who refused to be named for fear of reprisal, tell the paper they saw city employees...
Attorney general handed financial info in Cox matter (The Southern Illinoisan)
UNION COUNTY - The Illinois Attorney General's office has been provided copies of financial records that could incriminate attorney Patrick Cox on allegations he stole money from one of his clients.
Attorney general: Hundreds of Michigan sex offenders have MySpace pages (Detroit News)
LANSING -- Attorney General Mike Cox announced today he has obtained a list of 200 known sex offenders who are using the popular Internet site MySpace, and has turned over the names to law enforcement agencies.
Black Prosecutors Trying to Confuse Jury, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Prosecutors in Conrad Black's fraud trial have been trying to confuse jurors with allegations they can't back up with evidence, a lawyer for one of Black's codefendants said.
S.F. city attorney sues alleged gangs in Mission, Western Addition (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed lawsuits today against three alleged gangs in the Western Addition and one in the Mission District that authorities suspect of spreading violence and fear through both neighborhoods. The lawsuits ask a...
Attorney General Gonzalez To Visit Seattle Next Week (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- Next week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will make his first visit to Seattle since U.S. Attorney John McKay was forced out in a controversial purge that prompted an ongoing congressional investigation.
Attorney General Gonzalez to visit Seattle next week (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - June 21, 2007 3:45 PM ET SEATTLE (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is scheduled to visit Seattle Wednesday to deliver a speech on intellectual property rights and...
TSSAA attorney hopes ruling proved critics wrong (Eyewitness News Memphis)
An attorney for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is hoping today's Supreme Court ruling proved critics wrong.
New Durham district attorney sworn in here in Asheville (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE - Jim Hardin was sworn in as Durham's district attorney this morning.
Sacramento attorney to receive federal court honor (The Sacramento Bee)
Sacramento attorney Charity Kenyon will receive the American Inns of Court's 2007 Professionalism Award for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Hasselhoff's wife gets new lawyer, continues fight (The New Zealand Herald)
David Hasselhoff's ex-wife has returned to court with a new lawyer to represent her in a divorce battle with the actor. Pamela Bach replaced her old lawyer with a new one, several days after losing custody of the couple's two teenage daughters.