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Panel says Houston attorney improperly took millions from clients (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - June 9, 2007 1:05 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - Three former clients of prominent Houston attorney John O'Quinn could be receiving millions of dollars back from him.
Lottery amendment rejected by Ark. attorney general (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state attorney general has rejected the language of a proposed ballot measure that would amend Arkansas' constitution to create a state commission to license and regulate a statewide lottery, gambling games, charitable bingo, and raffles.
Panel says Houston attorney improperly took millions from clients (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON (AP) - Three former clients of prominent Houston attorney John O'Quinn could be receiving millions of dollars back from him. An arbitration panel ruled O'Quinn improperly deducted expenses from their settlements in breast implant cases.
Rooney attorney says he must watch explicit videos (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - An attorney for the man accused of killing an Arlington, Virginia woman says he's having to watch hundreds of hours of sexually explicit videotapes as part of his defense preparations.
Attorney: Officer recommends dropping Haditha charges (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN DIEGO ( Map , News ) - Charges against a Marine officer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha should be dismissed, the officer's attorney said the investigating officer in the case has recommended.
Chahal's request for lawyer to accompany him to VB office rejected (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, former media advisor to the former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, today sought the permission from a local court to take his lawyer along with him when he goes to the Vigilance Bureau (VB) office to join the City Centre investigation on Sunday. But the court rejected his application. Chahal had moved this application through his lawyer in the court of ...
Attorney: Officer recommends dropping Haditha charges (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN DIEGO ( Map , News ) - Charges against a Marine lawyer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha should be dismissed, the officer's attorney said the investigating officer in the case has recommended.
Indiana attorney general wants Second Century to open its books (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is again arguing in a Marion County Court that East Chicago Second Century Inc. should be held accountable and reveal where 16 million of casino revenues have gone.
Attorney: Officer recommends dropping charges against Marine (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - June 9, 2007 6:23 PM ET SAN DIEGO (AP) - The attorney for a Marine accused of failing to report and investigate the deaths of 24 Iraqis at Haditha says an investigating...
Embassy raising funds to pay Nepalese worker’s lawyer (The Peninsula)
DOHA • The Nepalese embassy has launched a fund-raising drive to pay a lawyer who is defending a Nepalese worker in a murder trial. The man has been sentenced to death by a lower court after he was found guilty of killing an Indonesian woman.
Lawyer: Officer urges dropping Haditha charges against Marine (CNN.com)
SAN DIEGO, California (AP) -- An investigating officer has recommended dismissing charges against a Marine lawyer accused of failing to probe the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha, the defense attorney said Saturday.
Attorney: Officer recommends dropping Haditha charges against Marine lawyer (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN DIEGO ( Map , News ) - An investigating officer has recommended dismissing charges against a Marine lawyer accused of failing to probe the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha, the defense attorney said Saturday.
Panel says Houston attorney improperly took millions from clients (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON (AP) - Three former clients of prominent Houston attorney John O'Quinn could be receiving millions of dollars back from him. An arbitration panel ruled O'Quinn improperly deducted expenses from their settlements in breast implant cases.
Attorney Sues Website Over His Online Rating (Slashdot)
An anonymous reader writes "The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that a local attorney is suing legal startup Avvo over a rating that was algorithmically assigned. The story covers the controversy of computers grading humans. 'Browne, who has participated in a number of high-profile cases in the state, including the defense of arsonist Martin Pang, said in an interview that Avvo is being ...
Breck Lawyer's Embezzelment Take Growing (FOX 31 Denver)
The amount of money Breckenridge lawyer Royal "Scoop" Daniel allegedly stole when he defrauded his clients has grown to nearly $800,000. Six potential victims have come forward and police warn there may be more.
Attorney: Officer recommends dropping charges against Marine (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The attorney for a Marine accused of failing to report and investigate the deaths of 24 Iraqis at Haditha says an investigating officer recommends his client not be charged.
Defense attorney will challenge Mooney confession (The Ironton Tribune)
The attorney for an Ironton man accused of killing his grandmother said he will ask a judge next week for permission to hire an expert to evaluate the statement his client made to police at the time of his arrest.
Panel says Houston attorney improperly took millions from clients (Austin American-Statesman)
HOUSTON — Three former clients of trial lawyer John O'Quinn's could receive millions of dollars back after an arbitration panel ruled that the prominent Houston attorney improperly deducted expenses from settlements he won for them.
Accused attorney to stand trial (Kane County Chronicle)
Accused attorney to stand trial ST. CHARLES – An attorney accused of stealing from her former partner is set to stand trial this fall.
Attorney wants D.A. off case (The Daily Iberian)
The lawyer for Iberia Parish President Will Langlinais wants the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to stay out of any criminal proceeding against Langlinais, including a grand jury hearing set to begin this week.
Attorney general says opinion does not bar spending 41 million (The Bismarck Tribune)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the legal opinion he issued earlier this week on plans for deciding whether to build a new state prison does not bar the spending of 41 million, possibly for remodeling, before the 2009 session.
Attorney improperly took millions from clients, panel says (The Victoria Advocate)
HOUSTON (AP) - Three former clients of trial lawyer John O'Quinn could be receiving millions of dollars back after an arbitration panel ruled the prominent Houston attorney improperly deducted expenses from settlements he won for them.
Few tips for MWC lawyer (Deseret Morning News)
So, the Mountain West Conference, led by Utah and BYU, has hired a high-profile lawyer an expert in the complicated but lucrative field of broadcasting.
City Attorney's Wife Also Had Traffic Troubles (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The wife of LA's city attorney got a ticket two years ago for driving with a suspended license. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Attorney: Officer says to drop Haditha charges (Daily Bulletin)
SAN DIEGO - Charges against a Marine lawyer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha should be dismissed, the officer's attorney said the investigating officer in the case has recommended.
Attorney general OKs retiree help (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming attorney general determined this week that a 3.3 million appropriation by the Legislature to help some retired state employees pay for health insurance is legal under the state constitution.
Defense attorney will challenge Mooney confession (The Ironton Tribune)
The attorney for an Ironton man accused of killing his grandmother said he will ask a judge next week for permission to hire an expert to evaluate the statement his client made to police at the time of his arrest.
Panel says Houston attorney improperly took millions from clients (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON (AP) - Three former clients of prominent Houston attorney John O'Quinn could be receiving millions of dollars back from him. An arbitration panel ruled O'Quinn improperly deducted expenses from their settlements in breast implant cases.
Ex-gov Thompson said payments approved: lawyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
Former Gov. James R. Thompson had another trying day in court, even though he wasn't on the stand. A lawyer testifying in Conrad Black's fraud trial Friday said Thompson told him the Hollinger International committee he chaired approved controversial payments to Black and other former executives.
Officer Recommends Dropping Haditha Charges Against Lawyer (New London Day)
San Diego - An investigating officer has recommended dismissing charges against a Marine lawyer accused of failing to probe the killings of 24 Iraqis in ...
LAWYER GUILTY (Sunday Mail)
A LAWYER has been rapped for helping an alleged drug-dealer sell three homes before they could be seized by Customs in a dirty money probe. Legal watchdogs found Robert Thomas guilty of professional misconduct for disposing of property owned by Michael Beacom.
LAWYER GUILTY (Sunday Mail)
A LAWYER has been rapped for helping an alleged drug-dealer sell three homes before they could be seized by Customs in a dirty money probe.
E-mails show former city attorney advised consultant (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - June 10, 2007 9:25 AM ET BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The former Burlington city attorney gave advice to a woman with whom he had a personal relationship about entering into an...
Decision in Cunek's case not expedient -- Supreme state attorney (České noviny)
Prague- Czech Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka categorically rejected the statements that her office's decision to change a state attorney in the case of Deputy PM Jiri Cunek accused of corruption was expedient, illegal or made on political order, she said in the Questions of Vaclav Moravec programme on public Czech Television (CT).
Afghanistan's Attorney General Attacked in Kabul (Voice of America)
Afghanistan's attorney general says he was beaten up Friday by men loyal to a former interior ministry official, describing the attack as revenge for his anti-corruption campaign.
Attorney: Officer recommends dropping Haditha charges (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The attorney for a Marine lawyer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha says the investigative officer in the case has recommended...
Bush Backs Attorney General Gonzales, Spokesman Tony Snow Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
June 10 (Bloomberg) -- A Senate vote expressing no confidence in U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales won't affect President George W. Bush's determination to keep Gonzales at the Justice Department, White House spokesman Tony Snow said.
Investigator Wants Charges Against Marine Lawyer Dropped (News 8 San Diego)
A Marine investigator recommended dropping charges against a Marine lawyer who is accused of failing to report the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
Nuggets player's lawyer says arrest was misunderstanding (9 News Denver)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE (AP) - A lawyer representing Denver Nuggets' reserve forward DerMarr Johnson says his arrest resulted from a misunderstanding.
Cyber fraud: Lawyer duped of Rs 43,000 (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
In yet another cyber crime, a lawyer was duped of approximately Rs 43,000. He had received an email around a month back, declaring him a winner of a lottery of 1 million Great Britain Pound (GBP) and was asked to deposit £555 in a bank account in order to claim the price. The man, Rao Iqbal Mohammad, has lodged an FIR against the multinational bank, of which the account number was provided to ...
Attorney General Continues Fight Against Student Loan System (NY1 News)
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo continues his mission to reform the student loan system, this time looking at deceptive wording and confusing applications for respective lenders.
DerMarr's Lawyer: Arrest Was A Misunderstanding (CBS4 Denver)
A lawyer representing Denver Nuggets' reserve forward DerMarr Johnson said his arrest resulted from a misunderstanding.
Player's lawyer says arrest was misunderstanding (Summit Daily News)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE A lawyer representing Denver Nuggets' reserve forward DerMarr Johnson says his arrest resulted from a misunderstanding.
Avery Looking For New Attorney (WISC-TV Madison)
MANITOWOC, Wis. -- Steven Avery is looking for a new attorney. James Buting and Dean Strang said they will leave Avery's case if he is found eligible for a public defender, reported WISC-TV.
Bell wants attorney general to rule on referendum (Clayton News Daily)
Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell -- who is opposed to the way the county would be governed under a proposal being pushed by three other commissioners -- has directed county attorney, Michael Smith, to make a formal request of the Georgia attorney general to determine the legality of a non-binding referendum the commissioners want to hold to gauge public support for the change.
A lawyer claims city police shouldn’t have entered a couple’s house while a burglar alarm was sounding. Officers say ... (Reading Eagle)
A lawyer claims city police shouldn’t have entered a couple’s house while a burglar alarm was sounding. Officers say they seized five illegal plants.
Award honors lawyer's lifetime of work (The Argus Leader)
After 51 years of serving as a Sioux Falls lawyer, Carleton "Tex" Hoy received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. Hoy helped found the SDTLA and served as its fifth president. He practices with two of his three sons at Hoy Trial Lawyers in Sioux Falls. Question: What was your first reaction to receiving the lifetime achievement award?
Copyright Infringement Suit Over Lawyer's Advertising Cartoon Continues (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York lawyer who used a cartoon image of a heavily bandaged patient to advertise his personal injury practice may be entitled to copyright protection for the drawing, a federal judge has ruled.
Attorney to Seek New Trial After Theft Conviction for Demanding Payment From Wife's Lovers (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Ted Roberts, a Texas lawyer convicted on theft charges for extracting money from men who allegedly had sexual liaisons with his wife, will seek a new trial, says his attorney Michael McCrum.
U.S. attorney general to speak in Miami today (Miami Herald)
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote today on a no-confidence measure directed at embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, but he'll be absent from the nation's capital.