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Class-action attorney Lerach considering leaving firm (CBS 47 Fresno)
Class-action attorney William Lerach, who has successfully sued scores of companies on behalf of investors, is reported considering leaving the San Diego law firm he founded.
Corzine Nominates New State Attorney General (WCBS-TV New York)
It's now official. Governor Corzine has announced the nomination of state Attorney General Stuart Rabner as the next Garden State Supreme Court chief justice.
Initial tests negative for lawyer with TB (CNN.com)
The first two tests of sputum of the 31-year-old lawyer who has extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis have come back negative, the National Jewish Medical and Research Center said Monday.
Attorney Says John Ramsey, Beth Twitty Developed Friendship (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
ATLANTA -- Beth Twitty and John Ramsey both share tragedy and loss, and now they share a budding friendship, according to an attorney who represents them.
Conrad Black lawyer won't call Donald Trump (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Conrad Black's chief defence lawyer said on Monday he does not plan to call Donald Trump to the stand in the former media mogul's criminal fraud trial.
No Donald Trump at Conrad Black's trial: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Conrad Black's chief defense lawyer said on Monday he does not plan to call Donald Trump to the stand in the former media mogul's criminal fraud trial.
Thompson Hine LLP Names Nancy Barnes Chair of New Lawyer Committee (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
CLEVELAND----Nancy M. Barnes has been named chair of Thompson Hine's New Lawyer Committee and will lead the firm's efforts in recruiting new associates. Barnes succeeds Robert F. Ware, who will continue to be active in the firm's Competition practice group as he assumes his new duties as president of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Larry Birkhead countersues former attorney (UPI)
California photographer Larry Birkhead countersued the lawyer suing him for payment for her work during the custody battle for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter. In his complaint filed in Los Angles Superior Court late last week, Birkhead alleged that attorney
Naked Protester Must Pay Attorney Fees (NPR)
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that a naked peace demonstrator must pay her own attorney fees.
Naked Protester Must Pay Attorney Fees (NPR)
All Things Considered , June 4, 2007 · The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that a naked peace demonstrator must pay her own attorney fees. The plaintiff, T.A Wyner, is a naturist and outdoorswoman who wanted to put on a nude peace protest at the park on Valentine's Day.
EnCap meets first of two deadlines set by Attorney General (The Record)
EnCap Golf Holdings on Monday wired a payment of nearly $150,000 into an escrow account, meeting the first of two deadlines set by the state Attorney General’s office.
PartyGaming in clarification talks with US Attorney (Daily Telegraph)
Online gambling operator PartyGaming is in talks with the US Attorney's Office to try to clarify its position after the country effectively outlawed internet gambling last year.
Paris Lawyer: In Jail, She'll 'Reflect On Life' (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Paris Hilton's lawyer says the hotel heiress is doing well after spending her first night in solitary confinement at a Los Angeles County jail.
Singapore court rejects FEER bid for UK lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE, June 5 (Reuters) - Singapore's High Court has dismissed an application by the Far Eastern Economic Review for a top British lawyer to defend the magazine in a libel suit against two of Singapore's top leaders, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Best Buy attorney falsified e-mails (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Timothy Block, an attorney representing Best Buy Co. Inc., has admitted falsifying e-mails and e-mail attachments submitted in a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit in Seattle. As a result, Block is on indefinite medical leave from Minneapolis law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, where he is a partner, and the firm is withdrawing from the four-year-old case in Washington's King County ...
Lawyer: Hilton well after night in jail (AP via Yahoo! News)
Paris Hilton was doing well after spending her first night of her probation sentence in solitary confinement at a Los Angeles County jail, her lawyer said Monday.
Guantanamo trial collapse proves system a 'disgrace': Hicks lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The collapse of two cases against Guantanamo Bay detainees shows the system is a "disgrace," the lawyer for the first inmate convicted by the controversial US military commissions said Tuesday.
Thaksin's lawyer mum on Man City deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer of Thailand's ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who is bidding for Manchester City, remained tight-lipped on Tuesday on a report that a deal was close.
Lawyer Sentenced In Sex Scheme (KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News)
A jury convicted a San Antonio lawyer of being involved in a sex scheme allegedly involving his wife and sentenced him to five years in prison on Monday afternoon.
Lawyer Sentenced In Sex Scheme (KSAT San Antonio)
A lawyer is convicted of taking part in a sex scheme that allegedly involved his wife.
Lawyer defends clients' anonymity in Pleasant Valley suit (Pocono Record)
A Pittston lawyer has defended her clients' decision to disguise their identity when they filed a lawsuit against the Pleasant Valley School District for allegedly mishandling a complaint about a teacher who showed students gory historical photographs and used sexually explicit language in class.
State's attorney won't seek re-election (WQAD Moline)
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Winnebago County States Attorney Paul Logli announced today he will not seek re-election when his term is up in the fall of 2008.
Attorney general sues Houston dealer over car parts (Houston Chronicle)
Customers expecting low-mileage automobile engines and transmissions from Japan actually got junkyard scrap sold by a Houston auto parts dealer, according to a lawsuit the Texas Attorney General's Office filed.
Riverside County district attorney seeks sharp budget hike (The Press-Enterprise)
Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco, flanked by families of dead crime victims, called on the Board of Supervisors on Monday to increase his budget by almost 40 percent, saying the money is needed to expand new investigative units and beef up prosecutions.
Ketzenberger: Attorney picks up where AG leaves off (The Indianapolis Star)
Attorney Irwin Levin has another class-action lawsuit brought under the state's deceptive-consumer-sales statute. Levin has the business because Attorney General Steve Carter's office chose not to pursue a claim against computer-maker Dell on behalf of the state's consumers.
Lawyer says fired Denver officer could be back on the job soon (Rocky Mountain News)
A lawyer for a Denver police officer fired over a domestic violence incident said he expects his client will be back to work soon now that a hearing officer has ruled there was not enough evidence to support a dismissal.
Ex-Liberian leader dismisses his lawyer in war-crimes trial (San Jose Mercury News)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia and once one of West Africa's most feared men, dismissed his defense lawyer Monday and refused to appear at the opening of his long-awaited war-crimes trial in The Hague, sending the court into confusion.
Attorney named to space committee (Bristol Herald Courier)
WISE – Wise County attorney Jack Kennedy has been named to the Aerospace Advisory Committee by the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science.
Ohio attorney general mounts prevailing wage enforcement (News Journal)
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's attorney general, a Democrat elected with strong union backing, announced an enforcement program Monday to target contractors who don't pay union-scale prevailing wages required at many publicly financed construction projects.
Lawyer: Hilton well after night in jail (AP via Yahoo! News)
Paris Hilton was doing well after spending her first night of her probation sentence in solitary confinement at a Los Angeles County jail, her lawyer said Monday.
Hearing set in slaying of former Claiborne County attorney (The Clarion-Ledger)
A defense motion for a continuance in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting former Claiborne County Attorney Allen Burrell will be heard Thursday. A jury found Carl Brandon guilty Saturday on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling. But the jury deadlocked, after deliberating for about nine hours, on a murder charge Brandon faced in the slaying ...
Lawyer: Hilton Well After Night in Jail (ABC News)
Paris Hilton Doing Well After Spending Her First Night in Jail, Her Lawyer Says
Attorney wants review of cause of infant death (phillyburbs.com)
MOUNT HOLLY - The attorney for a man accused of shaking a 5-week-old baby to death said he will seek the opinion of a medical specialist on why the child died.
Local attorney’s license suspended (The State Journal-Register)
The law license of Springfield attorney Patricia L. Hayes was suspended for at least 30 months last week by the Illinois Supreme Court after she failed to comply with terms of an earlier disciplinary probation.
Lawyer with T-B Awaiting Results of Third Test (KWWL Iowa)
DENVER - The Atlanta lawyer quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis could soon be allowed to make escorted trips outside his Denver hospital room. That's if a crucial test finds him no danger to others.
Jefferson's Lawyer: Prosecutors Trying To Create An Offense (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Rep. William Jefferson is calling the 16-count indictment against his client "lengthy and creative" and accuses federal prosecutors of "trying to create an offense."
Libby Lawyer Seeks Probation, Arguing No One Charged With Leak (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
June 5 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for Lewis ``Scooter'' Libby, ex-aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, asked a judge to sentence him to probation for obstructing a CIA leak investigation, arguing that no one was ever charged with the disclosure itself.
Homeowners have a case against motocross: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Some homeowners in Monte Cristo Park in west Saint John are complaining about the continuing sound of dirt bikes coming from a newly built motocross track nearby, and a lawyer says they have grounds to take legal action against it.
Tax attorney joins Minnesota Senate field (Minnesota Public Radio)
A tax attorney with a ubiquitous Minnesota name stepped Tuesday into a U.S. Senate field that already features two big-name Democratic candidates.
Tempers flare, attorney evicted at contentious cannon meeting (The Courier)
MARBLE ROCK --- Angry accusations flew and an attorney was evicted from a contentious Marble Rock City Council meeting that revolved around a controversy about where to locate a veterans memorial and Army cannon on Monday night.
Attorney Says Gilbert Attempted Suicide (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
The attorney for former Dallas County Sheriff Brian Gilbert confirmed that Gilbert tried to kill himself.
Lawyer's third test for TB turns up negative (Rocky Mountain News)
A third sputum test of an Atlanta lawyer quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis has turned up negative for the presence of TB bacteria, hospital officials in Denver said today.
Tax Attorney Joins Minnesota Senate Race (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
A tax attorney with a ubiquitous Minnesota name stepped Tuesday into a U.S. Senate field that already features two big-name Democratic candidates. More Political News
Former prosecutor Graves to testify in probe of U.S. attorney firings (The Springfield News-Leader)
WASHINGTON --Todd Graves, the former U.S. attorney from the Western District of Missouri, which includes Springfield, is expected to tell a Senate committee Tuesday that he was asked to resign from the Justice Department in January 2006, months before eight other federal prosecutors were fired by the Bush administration. Graves is the brother of Missouri Republican Rep. Sam Graves. This is the ...
New Lawyer-Rating Website Attracts Criticisms (GigaLaw.com)
A venture capital-backed Web site called Avvo claims to offer a "game-changing" alternative to the Yellow Pages for anyone interested in hiring a lawyer.
Disputed Interim U.S. Attorney Resigns (HispanicBusiness.com)
WASHINGTON -- The former White House aide who replaced a U.S. attorney who did not see eye-to-eye with the Bush administration is stepping down.
Attorney to seek I.C. council seat (The Gazette)
Attorney Matt Hayek today declared his candidacy for one of two at-large City Council seats up for election this fall."I'm not running on a particular agenda," he said. "I'm running because I believe we have a duty to serve our community."
Asst. State Attorney Cleared Of Road Rage Charges (Central Florida News 13)
An assistant state attorney who was suspended after allegations that he pulled a gun in a road rage incident in Volusia County was cleared of the charges. 
Tax attorney joins Minnesota Senate field (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A tax attorney with a ubiquitous Minnesota name stepped Tuesday into a U.S. Senate field that already features two big-name Democratic candidates. Bob Olson, a DFL party insider and activist for almost four decades, said he'll challenge humorist Al Franken and trial lawyer Mike Ciresi for the chance to take on Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008. While Olson lacks the recognition of the other ...
Lawyer to try to keep Arkansas suit alive (SportingNews.com)
LITTLE ROCK -- A lawyer for the man suing University of Arkansas officials over a critical e-mail se...