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Man accused of courtroom attack on lawyer convicted in rape trial (WPRI 12 Providence)
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - The man who stabbed his own lawyer in court was convicted today (Friday) of rape charges and sentenced to up to 55 years in prison.
Attorney General Announces Settlements (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansans Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Friday the details of settlement agreements reached in two separate consumer protection actions.
GSA Head's Attorney Denounces Allegations (Washington Post)
An attorney for U.S. General Services Administration chief Lurita Alexis Doan yesterday said allegations that his client violated the Hatch Act should be rejected because they are based on "tenuous inferences and careless leaps of logic."
TB lawyer compared to Typhoid Mary (+video) (The New Zealand Herald)
WASHINGTON - An American lawyer with a potentially fatal form of tuberculosis who travelled to Europe against the advice of his doctors and then snuck back into the US through Canada, was yesterday undergoing treatment under armed guard, amid a national outcry at his behaviour.
Area Lawyer Runs for State Supreme Court (FOX 40 Binghamton)
A local lawyer announced Friday that she will run for State Supreme Court Justice. Molly Fitzgerald said she has been working on Supreme Court Litigation for the past twenty years. She is running as a Democrat for one of three open seats in New York's 6th Judicial District. Fitzgerald, a partner at Smyk and Fitzgerald in Binghamton, said "What I can say and what people can expect from me is that ...
Attorney for Watson wants charges dropped (The State)
The attorney for Derek Watson wants the criminal charges against the former USC tailback to be dropped.
Local lawyer receives Legal Aid Award (The Daily Progress)
The Virginia State Bar has honored a local lawyer and child advocate with its 2007 Legal Aid Award. The recipient, Andrew K. Block Jr., started the JustChildren child advocacy program in 1998 and serves as its legal director.
Man accused of extorting attorney (Morris Ledger)
A convicted felon extorted up to $100,000 over five years from his former East Hanover attorney, police said yesterday. James Pugh, 43, of Newark called the semi-retired, 77-year-old attorney and posed as "The Engineer."
Attorney seeks 'common sense' punishment in Edisto prank (The Times and Democrat)
The attorney for three of the Edisto High School students accused of breaking into the school says the incident was just a senior prank that got out of hand.
Man accused of courtroom attack on lawyer convicted in rape trial (WPRI 12 Providence)
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - The man who stabbed his own lawyer in court was convicted today (Friday) of rape charges and sentenced to up to 55 years in prison.
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.
Huntsville Attorney Loses License For Three Months (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Huntsville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three months, the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct announced Thursday.
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.
Griffin To Resign As U.S. Attorney For Eastern Arkansas (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin announced he will step down Friday from the position he took over amid the firing of eight federal prosecutors by the Bush administration, but stressed he was not forced out of the job.
Attorney Mishandled IRS Payments, Clients Allege (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Bentonville attorney arrested on fraud and theft charges has been sued by the mother and son who told police he mishandled amendments to their 2005 federal tax returns and Internal Revenue Service payments.
Attorney General Announces Settlements (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansans Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Friday the details of settlement agreements reached in two separate consumer protection actions.
Lawyer criticizes judge in slay case (Boston Globe)
More than six months have passed since a black trash collector was convicted of murdering a white fashion writer on Cape Cod, and his lawyer says the trial judge is shirking his duty to address allegations that jurors made racist remarks during deliberations.
Lawyer accuses GE of discrimination (The Post-Standard)
Hartford, Conn. A high-ranking lawyer fighting her demotion sued General Electric Õ7SchaeferÕ Co., accusing the industrial conglomerate of gender discrimination in a lawsuit that also seeks to represent about 1,500 female employees.
Virginia's Attorney General expects changes after Virginia Tech tragedy (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
Virginia's Attorney General says it will take some time, but he expects several changes in policy and law to come from the Virginia Tech tragedy.
Man charged with posing as lawyer applies for probation (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD - A paralegal accused of posing as a lawyer for a high-powered New York firm applied yesterday for entry into an exclusive probationary program that would end with his record erased.
Reinado lawyer denies Indon aslyum bid (Adelaide Now)
THE lawyer of fugitive East Timor rebel Major Alfredo Reinado has denied reports his client has flown to Indonesia to seek asylum.
Reinado lawyer denies Indon aslyum bid (Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer of fugitive East Timor rebel Major Alfredo Reinado has denied reports his client has flown to Indonesia to seek asylum.
Murder trial delayed: Attorney says new information he received from client caused conflict. (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- In an unusual turn of events, the murder trial of a Cassopolis man was postponed Friday after the defendant's attorney told a judge he received new information in the case that led to a conflict of interest.
Lawyer accused in crime spree has $10M bond revoked (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD - The city lawyer accused of threatening his wife with a shotgun and firing at a stranger he ran off the road last month may have been suffering from paranoid delusions, his attorney said yesterday.
Man Accused Of Courtroom Attack On Lawyer Convicted (WCVB Boston)
The man who stabbed his own lawyer at his rape trial was convicted Friday of the charges and sentenced to up to 55 years in prison.
Reinado`s lawyer denies Indonesia asylum bid (Antara News)
The lawyer of fugitive East Timor rebel Major Alfredo Reinado denied reports Saturday that his client has flown to Indonesia to seek asylum.
Lawyer For Cape Murder Convict Criticizes Judge (WCSH 6 Portland)
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for the man convicted of killing Cape Cod fashion writer Christa Worthington is criticizing the judge in the case.
Attorney: Wisconsin company reaches big lemon law settlement (Stevens Point Journal)
BLACK RIVER FALLS A northern Wisconsin company has reached one of the largest settlements ever under the states so-called lemon law in a dispute over a new truck that kept breaking down, attorneys said Friday. Kens Septic Cleaning of Holcombe received a $400,000 settlement with the manufacturer of a 2005 Freightliner, purchased for $80,000, said Tom Lister of Black River Falls, the attorney for ...
Man Who Stabbed Lawyer Convicted Of Rape (WBZ Boston)
The man who stabbed his own lawyer in court was convicted of rape charges and sentenced to up to 55 years in prison. Che Sosa is yet to stand trial on charges of attempted murder in relation to the stabbing. More Massachusetts News
Reinado lawyer denies Indonesian aslyum bid (Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer of fugitive East Timor rebel Major Alfredo Reinado has denied reports his client has flown to Indonesia to seek asylum.
TB Lawyer Called 'Pillar' of Community (News 8 San Diego)
ATLANTA -- The story of how Andrew Speaker met his future bride still draws laughs from his friends. The young attorney met Sarah Spence Cooksey, an aspiring lawyer, at an Atlanta pub and handed her his fancy business card. When she called, she asked for "Mr. Speaker."
Larry Birkhead Sues Lawyer for '$665,000 Defraud' (Hollywood.com)
Photographer Larry Birkhead is taking legal action against his former lawyer Debra Opri for allegedly defrauding him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Lawyer For Worthington's Killer Criticizes Judge (WCVB Boston)
The lawyer for the man convicted of killing Cape Cod fashion writer Christa Worthington is criticizing the judge in the case.
US Attorney Heffelfinger may have been fired for defending Native rights (Native Times)
United States Senator Amy Klobuchar wants the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating the firings of federal prosecutors to dig deeper into why former Minnesota U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger may have been targeted for removal _ and whether his work on American Indian voting issues was a factor.
TB Lawyer Called 'Pillar' of Community (RedNova)
By GREG BLUESTEIN ATLANTA - The story of how Andrew Speaker met his future bride still draws laughs from his friends. The young attorney met Sarah Spence Cooksey, an aspiring lawyer, at an Atlanta pub and handed her his fancy business card. When she called, she asked for "Mr.
From law school standout to TB carrier, Atanta lawyer lives colorful life, friends say (San Diego Union-Tribune)
ATLANTA, 8:57 a.m. June 2 (AP): The story of how Andrew Speaker met his future bride still draws laughs from his friends. The young attorney met Sarah Spence Cooksey, an aspiring lawyer, at an Atlanta pub and handed her his fancy business card. When she called, she asked for “Mr. Speaker.” But the man she ended up flirting with was not Andrew, but his father, Ted, who practices law with his son.
Atlanta lawyer goes from law school standout to modern day 'Typhoid Mary’ (CNews)
ATLANTA (AP) - The story of how Andrew Speaker met his future bride still draws laughs from his friends. The young lawyer met Sarah Spence Cooksey, an aspiring lawyer, at an Atlanta pub and handed her his fancy business card. When she called, she asked for "Mr. Speaker."
Muliaga lawyer unfazed by reports (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer representing the Muliaga family does not believe her case for compensation will be hindered by claims in today's Herald on Sunday.
MyFox Boston | Lawyer for Cape Murder Convict Criticizes Judge (FOX 25 Boston)
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for the man convicted of killing Cape Cod fashion writer Christa Worthington is criticizing the judge in the case.
Muliaga lawyer unfazed by reports (NZCity)
3 June 2007 The lawyer representing the Muliaga family does not believe her case for compensation will be hindered by claims in today's Herald on Sunday.
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.
U.S. Congress panels seek testimony of ex-attorney general (People's Daily)
Two U.S. congressional committees have asked former attorney general John Ashcroft to testify about his role in a dramatic showdown over a controversial eavesdropping program, U.S. media reported Saturday.
Father of Anna Nicole's baby countersues former attorney (The Fresno Bee)
Larry Birkhead, the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, sued his former attorney on Friday claiming she defrauded him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Father of Anna Nicole's baby countersues former attorney (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - June 3, 2007 12:24 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby is suing his former attorney. Larry Birkhead claims Debra Opri defrauded him of...
Father of Anna Nicole's baby countersues former attorney (KTVN Reno)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby is suing his former attorney. Larry Birkhead claims Debra Opri defrauded him of hundreds of thousands of dollars while pressing his paternity claim.
Father of Anna Nicole's baby countersues former attorney (KTVN Reno)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby is suing his former attorney. Larry Birkhead claims Debra Opri defrauded him of hundreds of thousands of dollars while pressing his paternity claim.
Father of Anna Nicole's baby countersues former attorney (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Larry Birkhead, the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, sued his former attorney, claiming she defrauded him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Attorney: Let citizens make land decisions (Pensacola News Journal)
Attorney says Florida residents should have the main voice in environmental decisions.
Birkhead countersues former attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Larry Birkhead, the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, has countersued his former attorney, claiming she defrauded him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Diagnosis led lawyer to warn fellow travelers (Denver Post)
When Atlanta lawyer Andrew Speaker learned he had tuberculosis, he suspected he might have been infected on a 2006 trip to Vietnam and took steps to urge those who had traveled with him to get tested, a trip leader said Friday.