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Friday Not The First Arrest For Attorney (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- A Rogers tax attorney arrested Friday in connection with fraud and theft charges has run adrift of the law before because of financial dealings.
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 SUED FOR £1MILLION (Sunday Mail)
A LAWYER finally faces action from legal watchdogs after compensation claims against him passed the £1million mark. John O'Donnell is being probed by the Law Society of Scotland.
EXCLUSIVE: LAWYER SUED FOR £1MILLION (Sunday Mail)
A LAWYER finally faces action from legal watchdogs after compensation claims against him passed the £1million mark.
Lawyer for Cape murder convict criticizes judge (7 News Boston)
BARNSTABLE, Mass. -- The lawyer for the man convicted of killing Cape Cod fashion writer Christa Worthington is criticizing the judge in the case.
Freedman to be honored as Lawyer of the Year (The Buffalo News)
Jeffrey M. Freedman, a bankruptcy and personal injury attorney, will be cited as the Lawyer of the Year when the Erie County Bar Association holds its 120th annual dinner Wednesday.
Birkhead sues attorney in Anna Nicole Smith baby fight (CNN.com)
LOS ANGELES, California (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.
Mandela ex-lawyer forks out (News 24 South Africa)
Ismail Ayob, the former lawyer for former president Nelson Mandela, has paid him R790 000, but will contest a R260 000 legal bill.
Former Ogden city attorney Richards dies (Provo Daily Herald)
OGDEN -- Jack Arthur Richards, who spent more than 30 years as Ogden's city attorney, has died at the age of 89. Richards died Thursday, Bret Hines of Myers Mortuary in Ogden said Saturday. Born in Ogden July 30, 1917, Richards spent most of his life in Utah, leaving only to serve in the military during World War II and a mission to Australia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...
Pioneering female lawyer honoured (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A pioneering New Zealand lawyer has been awarded one of the country's highest honours.
Knoxville Defense Attorney appeals contempt of court charge (WATE 6 Knoxville)
A well-known Knoxville Defense Attorney is fighting back after being found guilty of contempt of court.
Defense attorney says he was too sleepy during murder trial (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - June 3, 2007 4:05 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis defense attorney says he has a good reason why his convicted client should be given a new murder trial: he was too...
Fiji lawyer attempts to leave again (Fijilive.com)
A lawyer who was stopped from travelling overseas yesterday will try and fly out today after she was told the incident was a mistake. Fiji Law Society vice-president Tupou Draunidalo was told her name was on an immigration blacklist when she went to check in at Nadi Airport yesterday.
Nation building possible only on foundation of law - Attorney General (Daily News)
COLOMBO: There can be no nation building except upon a foundation of law, said New Attorney General C. R. de Silva, PC at a ceremony held to welcome the new Attorney General, new Solicitor General Priyasad Dep and to felicitate former Attorney General K. C. Kamalsabeyson PC at the Hotel Galadari on Saturday.
Defense attorney says he was too sleepy during murder trial (WMCTV Memphis)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis defense attorney says he has a good reason why his convicted client should be given a new murder trial: he was too sleepy to effectively defend him. Charles Curbo wrote
Tenn. defence lawyer says he was too sleepy during his client's murder trial (CNews)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A defence lawyer tried a different argument to win his convicted client a new murder trial: the lawyer was too sleepy.
Attorney argues he was too sleepy during trial (WABC-TV New York)
A defense attorney tried a different argument to win his convicted client a new murder trial: the attorney was too sleepy.
Birkhead claims attorney defrauded him (MSNBC)
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.
Kabunsuan poll official to face complaint: bet’s lawyer (Mindanao Times)
DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Shariff Kabunsuan -- Lawyers of congressional candidate Bai Sandra Sema are contemplating to file charges against Provincial Board of Canvassers Chair lawyer Josslyn De Mesa for proclaiming Didagen Dilangalen Friday as the winner of the congressional race in the province even as Commissioner Rene Sarmiento's May 31 memorandum ordering the suspension of canvassing due to ...
Texas Attorney General Says ES&S Instruction Manual Does Not Have To Be Released To The Public (KFDM Beaumont)
The Texas Attorney General has ruled that ES&S, which is the company that sold Jefferson County its electronic voting system, does not have to make its instruction manual public.
Defense attorney cites fatigue in motion for new murder trial (Knoxville News Sentinel)
MEMPHIS - A defense attorney tried a different argument for why his convicted client should be given a new murder trial: the attorney was too sleepy.
It's up to the courts, says lawyer Fa (Fijilive.com)
Suva lawyer Tevita Fa says the courts will decide whether or not his client, deposed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase will travel to Suva. "The courts will be the best judges in this case and I will leave it entirely up to them to decide on whether Qarase will be allowed to travel to Suva," he said.
Arrested Australians not drunk on flight: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer representing three Sydney men charged after allegedly misbehaving on a flight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rejected accusations the men were drunk.
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.
Tenn. defense attorney says he was too sleepy during his client's murder trial (Arizona Daily Star)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A defense attorney tried a different argument to win his convicted client a new murder trial: the attorney was too sleepy.
Lawyer fought for schools (Centre Daily Times)
Lawyer John R. Miller Jr., who represented Centre County public schools and helped steer the area's oldest law firm for several decades, died Saturday at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. He was 87.
PEOPLE: Attorney to return to Chamber board (Courier-Post)
Schnader attorney Michael J. Wietrzychowski was re-elected recently to a three-year term on the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors.
Schools to review attorney's contract (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
The attorney who has represented Brunswick County Schools for the last 12 years has his contract up for renewal Tuesday.
South Africa: Questions for State Attorney (AllAfrica.com)
THE Constitutional Court has, for the third time in a year, complained about the state attorney's failure to prepare adequately for court cases challenging the constitutional validity of legislation.
Nigeria: Lawyer Drags Judge to Court Over Ejection (AllAfrica.com)
A Warri-based lawyer, Augustine Okrakpo, has dragged a serving judge in the state to a Warri High Court in Delta State, seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain the judge and her agents from further disturbing, harassing, molesting, illegally, forcibly ejecting him from the defendant's house, where he is a tenant pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
Karpal Fails Bid To Have Azilah's Lawyer Disqualified (Bernama)
SHAH ALAM, June 4 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today dismissed an objection by lawyer Karpal Singh to Hazman Ahmad acting as one of the counsel for Chief Insp Azilah Hadri in the trial for the murder of Mongolian woman Altantunya Shaariibuu.
Corzine expected to name new chief justice, attorney general today (Daily Journal)
By TOM HESTER JR. TRENTON — Gov. Jon S. Corzine today is expected to announce that he will nominate Attorney General Stuart Rabner as the next chief justice of the state Supreme Court.
Larry Birkhead Countersues Ex-Attorney (Fox 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.
Kenya: LSK Wants Lawyer's Appointment Rescinded (AllAfrica.com)
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is unhappy with the Government's decision to nominate a suspended lawyer to the regional assembly.LSK protested against the nomination of Mr Gervaise Akhaabi to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala), saying he had been struck off the roll of advocates over claims that he had embezzled client's money.
Rwanda: Lawyer Says No Proof of General Kabiligi Involvement in Planning Genocide (AllAfrica.com)
General Gratien Kabiligi did not partake in the agreement in order to commit the genocide, pleaded his lawyer on Tuesday before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (TPIR).
Attorney Lerach May Quit Firm (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
William S. Lerach, the high-profile class-action attorney who has successfully sued scores of companies on behalf of investors, is considering leaving the California law firm he founded, the firm says.
TID arrests human rights lawyer (TamilEelam News Service)
The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of the Sri Lanka Police Sunday arrested Mr. Kanaka Namanathan, a human rights activist and lawyer in Batticaloa.
Newsom to appoint veteran attorney to police commission (San Francisco Chronicle)
Mayor Gavin Newsom will appoint Thomas "Tippy" Mazzucco to the San Francisco Police Commission, the mayor's office has announced. Mazzucco, whose father was an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department, is an assistant U.S. attorney with the...
Interactive Gaming Council Appoints Canadian Lawyer as New Chief Executive (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)
The Interactive Gaming Council announces the appointment of John Kennedy FitzGerald, a respected lawyer and industry veteran, as its Chief Executive.
Attorney General orders search warrant in doctor's case sealed (Deseret Morning News)
A search warrant expected to outline more details in the investigation against Dr. Warren Stack has been sealed by the Utah Attorney General's Office.
Attorney General Approves Term Limit Language (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office Monday approved the language of a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the terms of elected county officials to four years.
Doan's attorney: OSC's report off the mark, unfair (FCW.com)
A report by the Office of Special Counsel that states Lurita Doan, administrator of the General Services Administration, violated the Hatch Act is far off the mark and unfair and needs to be disregarded, her attorney, Michael Nardotti, wrote in a letter to OSC. He also wrote that Special Counsel Scott Bloch prepared a premature and prejudicial provision of the draft and final reports, which ...
Attorney: John Ramsey, Twitty Become Friends (CBS4 Denver)
Beth Twitty and John Ramsey both share loss, and now they share a budding friendship, according to an attorney who represents them.