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Michael Patiky Miller, attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
Michael Patiky Miller's two daughters weren't timid when teasing him about how the pre-eminent tax and estate planning attorney practiced "the most boring section" of law.
Thaksin denies backing protests: lawyer (Antara News)
Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has denied any involvement with nightly demonstrations in Bangkok calling on the military junta that ousted him to step down, his lawyer said Monday.
White House: Senate vote on Gonzales won't shake Bush's confidence in attorney general (Contra Costa Times)
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Sunday dismissed Senate plans to hold a no-confidence vote on the attorney general and said the outcome will not undermine President Bush's resolve to keep Alberto Gonzales at the Justice Department.
Bush Calls Vote on Attorney General `Meaningless' (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
June 11 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush dismissed as ``meaningless'' a planned Senate vote today on a resolution of no confidence in U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, America's top law enforcement officer.
Thaksin closing in on Man City: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Thailand's deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is nearing a deal to buy the English Premier League club Manchester City, his lawyer said Monday.
Senate Democrats to force no-confidence vote on attorney general (ABC 15 Phoenix)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - President Bush is voicing his support for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales ahead of a planned no-confidence vote in the Senate today.
Bush stands by attorney general ahead of Senate motion (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush stood by his embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday just hours before a rare no-confidence debate in the Senate over the sacking of federal attorneys.
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.
Senate Democrats to force on Monday a 'no-confidence' vote on attorney general (ABC 7 Chicago)
Majority Democrats in the Senate are forcing their Republican colleagues on the record about whether embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should keep his job.
U.S.-Iranian denied access to lawyer: Nobel laureate (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iranian Nobel Peace prize winner and lawyer, Shirin Ebadi, has been told by officials that a detained U.S.-Iranian academic charged with spying does not need her counsel, an Iranian news agency reported on Monday.
Miss. Attorney General Sues State Farm (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a lawsuit Monday that accuses State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. of failing to honor their agreement for a mass settlement of claims over Hurricane Katrina damage.
Prignano's Lawyer Attacks Pension Board (NBC 10 Providence)
PROVIDENCE -- The lawyer for Urbano Prignano launched a vigorous counterattack against the Providence Retirement Board on Monday in an attempt to save the former city police chief's pension.
Widow of drowned lawyer charged with stealing from firm (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - June 11, 2007 2:25 PM ET EXETER, N.H. (AP) - The widow of a prominent New Hampshire lawyer who disappeared at sea nearly two years ago has been indicted on charges that she...
B.C. ferry survivors still suffering, lawyer says (The Globe and Mail)
Physical, emotional problems persist after last year's sinking of Queen of the North, according to lawyer heading class-action suit
Lawyer: Marine accused of Haditha murders is a hero (Orange County Register)
Forensic evidence will exonerate lance corporal, lawyer tells hearing offices.
Marine's lawyer says shooting of 3 brothers in Iraq justified (The San Francisco Examiner)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. ( Map , News ) - A Marine from Pennsylvania was justified in killing three Iraqi brothers in a battle that left 24 civilians dead in the town of Haditha, his lawyer argued Monday before a military court.
Marine's lawyer tells court shooting of brothers justified (The San Francisco Examiner)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. ( Map , News ) - A Marine was justified in killing three Iraqi brothers in a battle that left 24 civilians dead in the town of Haditha, his lawyer argued Monday before a military court.
'Sicko' Cuba probe may be discriminatory, Moore's attorney says (USA Today)
Michael Moore's attorney said Monday that the filmmaker's criticism of the Bush administration may have prompted a federal investigation into his trip to Cuba for the upcoming health care documentary, Sicko.
Attorney: Beef recall has signs of national emergency (KING 5 Seattle)
The recall includes 5.7 million pounds of meat sold in several western states. Food safety attorney Bill Marler of Seattle calls it "very concerning."Recall expanded last Friday
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales speaking live in Mobile (NBC 15 Mobile)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is in Mobile today making remarks at the Child Advocacy Center in support of "Project Safe Childhood." Click through here to view the Attorney General...
Mississippi Attorney General Sues State Farm (WLBT 3 Jackson)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a lawsuit today (Monday) against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company.
Widow Of Drowned Lawyer Charged With Stealing From Law Firm (WCSH 6 Portland)
EXETER, N.H. (AP) -- The widow of a prominent New Hampshire lawyer who disappeared at sea nearly two years ago has been indicted on charges that she stole from his law firm, where she was the bookkeeper.
McNally to Run for Rensselaer County District Attorney (FOX 23 News Albany)
Another hat into the ring: Rensselaer County Conflict Defender Richard McNally Jr. has announced that he is running for Rensselaer County District Attorney.
Miss. attorney general sues State Farm (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. on Monday, claiming the company failed to honor an agreement for a mass settlement of claims over Hurricane Katrina damage.
Marine's lawyer: shooting of 3 brothers in Iraq battle justified (ABC 7 El Paso)
A Marine was justified in killing three Iraqi brothers in a battle that left 24 civilians dead in the town of Haditha, his lawyer argued Monday before a military court. Lance
Key Republican backs no-confidence vote against attorney general (International Herald Tribune)
In an embarrassment for the Bush administration, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Arlen Spector, said Monday that he would cast a vote of no confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the focus of fierce criticism over the firings of U.S. attorneys.
Miss. attorney general sues State Farm (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. on Monday, claiming the company failed to honor an agreement for a mass settlement of claims over Hurricane Katrina damage.
Lawyer: Accused Marine 'Fought Like Hero' (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
A Marine fought like a hero when he killed several Iraqi men in a battle that killed 24 civilians in the town of Haditha, his lawyer told a military court Monday.
GOP blocks no-confidence vote on attorney general (Seattle Times)
Republicans blocked the Senate's no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today, rejecting a symbolic Democratic effort to...
Bloomingdale library hires lawyer to fight closing (The Record)
BLOOMINGDALE -- The fight over the future of the Free Public Library is intensifying. Library trustees have come out against its closing and have hired a lawyer to examine whether the Borough Council has the legal authority to do so.
SF city attorney wants more proof of Ed Jew's residency / Supervisor has until Friday to hand over documents, appear ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew failed to handover documents requested by the city attorney proving he lives in the district he represents, according to a letter fired off today by City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office. In the two-page letter to Jew's...
Loyal to a fault, Bush keeps attorney general in power (USA Today)
Blame monumental stubbornness, misplaced loyalty or failure to grasp reality. Whatever the reason, President Bush insists on keeping Alberto Gonzales, an old friend and legal adviser, as attorney general. And Gonzales insists on staying, defying predictions he'd be long gone by now.
Mississippi Attorney General Sues State Farm Over Katrina Claims (New York Times)
Mississippi?s attorney general, Jim Hood, said the company failed to honor an agreement for a mass settlement of claims over Hurricane Katrina damage.
Lawyer Sues Lawyer Rating Service Over Bad Scores (Addict 3D)
One of the problems with the legal industry is that it's opaque. Sure, the big corporate law firms do have established reputations and brands, but individuals in need of a lawyer don't have good ways of finding one.
Lawyer: JFK plotter boasted of contacts in Iran (Newsday)
U.S. agents recorded one of the Kennedy Airport plot suspects, Kareem Ibrahim, boasting he had contacts with Muslim extremists in Iran and the United Kingdom, a lawyer representing the U.S. in court here said yesterday.
Attorney General Dodges Job, Scandal Questions (Law.com)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Miami on Monday to discuss the international threat of nuclear terrorism -- but he ducked questions about whether he will keep his job and about an immigration judge scandal involving the Department of Justice. Following his keynote speech at the law enforcement conference, Gonzales calmly fended off reporters' questions about the controversies ...
Squire Sanders Sues Lawyer's Estate for Loan Repayment (Law.com)
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is seeking to recover nearly $73,000 from the estate of the late Steel Hector & Davis partner Sherwin P. Simmons, a prominent tax lawyer who died of leukemia last May at age 75. In a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Squire Sanders said the amount represents the unpaid balance on a $230,000 loan made to Simmons in 2001 to help him stave off personal bankruptcy. ...
Pittsburgh lawyer creates defense fund for Regola (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Pittsburgh lawyer is soliciting donations for a legal defense fund to help pay attorney fees for state Sen. Robert Regola.
Best Buy lawyer falsifies e-mails, memo (Ars Technica)
When you are defending a company accused of intentionally deceiving consumers, falsifying evidence is not a good plan. A Best Buy lawyer learns this lesson the hard way. Read More...
Thaksin Will Fight Thailand Asset Freeze in Court, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
June 12 (Bloomberg) -- Thailand's billionaire former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will fight seizures of his assets in court, his lawyer said, after his family had more than $1.53 billion frozen by investigators.
Squire Sanders Sues Lawyer's Estate for Loan Repayment (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is seeking to recover nearly $73,000 from the estate of the late Steel Hector & Davis partner Sherwin P. Simmons, a prominent tax lawyer who died of leukemia last May at age 75.
Attorney General Dodges Job, Scandal Questions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Miami on Monday to discuss the international threat of nuclear terrorism -- but he ducked questions about whether he will keep his job and about an immigration judge scandal involving the Department of Justice.
Jeffco taps lawyer to defend tax lawsuit (Birmingham News)
A Birmingham lawyer who successfully defended a Jefferson County sales tax last year has been hired to defend its occupational tax against a lawsuit that officials say could bankrupt the county.
Jailed lawyer's clients to get back some money (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus - Seven past clients of a former Lyndhurst probate lawyer who is now in prison for theft will get back some of the money they lost.
Paris' lawyer denies preferential treatment reports (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's lawyer has denied that the socialite is receiving any preferential treatment at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility's unit. Attorney Richard Hutton said that the staff at the facility has been taking good care of Hilton, and that she is being treated like every other prisoner. "The staff here is giving her excellent medical ...
Loyal to a fault, Bush keeps attorney general in power (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)
Blame monumental stubbornness, misplaced loyalty or failure to grasp reality. Whatever the reason, President Bush insists on keeping Alberto Gonzales, an old friend and legal adviser, as attorney general. And Gonzales insists on staying, defying predictions he'd be long gone by now.
Fresno State attorney defends firing of volleyball coach (The Fresno Bee)
Seeking to derail the first of three suits filed by women alleging discrimination, a Fresno State attorney told jurors Monday that former volleyball coach Lindy Vivas was fired because her team had "plateaued" -- not because Vivas pushed hard for women's athletics or was rumored to be a lesbian.
Former chief's lawyer walks out of pension hearing (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The lawyer for a former Providence police chief who faces the loss of his pension because of his alleged involvement in a cheating scandal walked out of a hearing on the issue on Monday following the release of some evidence.
W'boro audit sent to state attorney for legal review (phillyburbs.com)
WILLINGBORO - A state audit report that found township school administrators falsified financial reports when preparing the district's 2004-05 budget has been sent to the state Attorney General's Office for possible investigation.
Lawyer wants to keep juvenile record out of trial (NWAnews.com)
FAYETTEVILLE — A lawyer for a 22-year-old man who killed his father with a crossbow in 1999 and is now facing a terroristic threatening charge in Washington County has filed a motion to keep the man’s juvenile record out of the trial. (Benton County Daily Record)