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Lawyer says client was beaten by police (The Star-Ledger)
A city man faces charges of selling drugs to undercover officers on four separate occasions, but the man's lawyer said his client had no drugs when he was arrested and is accusing police of beating the man and leaving him partially paralyzed.
Haneef is a political pawn: lawyer (The West Australian)
The lawyer representing Gold Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef believes the Federal Government is using his client as a political pawn.
District attorney won't prosecute Cedar Park officials (Austin American-Statesman)
Investigation into claims of open meetings violations is closed. Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley has closed an investigation into possible open meetings violations in Cedar Park and will not prosecute any officials, he said after meeting with the city attorney Monday.
Haneef's lawyer attacks Australian Government for concealing investigation (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Sydney, July 17 (ANI): The lawyer representing Indian born doctor, Mohammad Haneef, has accused the Australian Government of using its anti-terror laws to conceal their investigation from the public. Haneef, after being held in custody for almost a fortnight under anti-terrorism laws, was charged with "recklessly" supporting a terrorist organisation, for providing a mobile phone SIM ...
Doctor sues Louisiana attorney general in case of hospital deaths following Katrina (Arizona Daily Star)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A doctor arrested in the deaths of four patients at a hospital amid the chaos following Hurricane Katrina sued the state attorney general Monday, accusing him of using the case to fuel his re-election bid.
Attorney misses two hearings (Courier-Post)
So where was defense attorney Craig Mitnick on Monday?
Hopefuls for Olympia city attorney job field questions (The Olympian)
OLYMPIA — Five people who are finalists to be Olympia’s next city attorney were available to speak with residents one-on-one Monday afternoon. About a dozen people took them up on the offer.
Westwego lawyer wants House seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A Westwego lawyer has announced her candidacy for the state House of Representatives, 83rd District seat.
Reading market hires lawyer in spat with Rick's (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The lease dispute between Reading Terminal Market officials and Rick Olivieri, owner of Rick's Philly Steaks, took a new turn yesterday, when the market hired renowned Philadelphia lawyer Richard Sprague to represent it in any litigation with Olivieri.
Attorney Asks To Separate Rape Charges (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney representing a former Bentonville firefighter charged with two counts of rape filed a motion Thursday to try the charges separately.
Attorney general warns of state-check scam (The Springfield News-Leader)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon issued a news release warning consumers to be on the lookout for strangers sending them checks in the mail that appear to come from the state of Missouri.
Officials argue over lawyer's services (The Herald News)
-- HOMER TOWNSHIP -- Township officials balked last week at paying for a lawyer retained by the township clerk, Evelyn Walano.
District Attorney refers murder-suicide probe to state AG (Centre Daily Times)
The Lycoming County District Attorney's Office has asked the state Attorney General's Office to oversee the investigation into questions arising from an Easter Sunday murder-suicide in a Mill Hall gas station parking lot.
UBS reaches settlement with New York Attorney General on fee-based program (Investment Executive)
UBS AG confirmed that it has reached a settlement agreement with the New York attorney general regarding its fee-based brokerage program, known as InsightOne.
Fayetteville lawyer named as new circuit judge to replace Mashburn (NWAnews.com)
A Fayetteville lawyer has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe as circuit judge for the Fourth Judicial District, Fifth Division, filling the vacancy left by the recently retired Michael H. Mashburn. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
UA attorney: E-mail lawsuit really targets Nutt (NWAnews.com)
An amended lawsuit over the University of Arkansas’ handling of offensive e-mail to a former quarterback is merely a dig at football Coach Houston Nutt, a university attorney said. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Lawyer told to leave jail (Herald Sun)
A TOP criminal lawyer acting for drug tsar Tony Mokbel has been thrown out of a Victorian maximum-security jail.
Dad accused in toddler death needs protection: lawyer (CBC)
A man charged with murdering his toddler son and attempting to kill his common-law wife on the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve near Cornwall, Ont., should be held in protective custody, his lawyer said Monday.
Man found dead in Hudson River was NJ lawyer, professor (The Journal News)
NYACK - The man found floating dead in the Hudson River yesterday was a lawyer and former college professor with a history of mental illness, Orangetown police said today.
Lawyer found in contempt in Jackson memorabilia case (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer was found in contempt of court for his handling of memorabilia owned by pop star Michael Jackson.
Attorney raps subpoenas in slavery case (Newsday)
An attorney for one of the daughters of a Muttontown couple accused of enslaving two Indonesian woman said Tuesday it was morally objectionable for federal prosecutors to subpoena his client in a possible attempt to get evidence against her parents.
Attorney says Edmond Marine acted appropriately (The Enid News & Eagle)
John A. Williams THE EDMOND SUN (EDMOND, Okla.) EDMOND, Okla. — The attorney for an Edmond Marine said his client was acting appropriately in November 2005 when Iraqi civilians were killed after a roadside bomb killed a Marine nearby.
Attorney General investigating council meeting (Monroe County Clarion)
The Illinois Attorney General's office is looking into reports the Columbia City Council's executive session June 25 was illegal.
Attorney says Edmond Marine acted appropriately (The Edmond Sun)
EDMOND — The attorney for an Edmond Marine said his client was acting appropriately in November 2005 when Iraqi civilians were killed after a roadside bomb killed a Marine nearby.
Attorney for Teen Charged With Killing Father Wants Case Transferred (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
The attorney for a 16-year-old Chittenden boy who is charged with killing his father earlier this year wants the case transferred to juvenile court. Aaron Congdon's attorney, Matthew Harnett, said it will take him at least 60 days to file the necessary paperwork.
Attorney writes novel about Louisiana politics (Hammond Daily Star)
Sitting diligently at the computer in his children's playroom, Hammond attorney Douglas Brown typed his first novel during his leisure time. The rumbling of toy trains below his feet never bothered him, nor did the sound of the television in the next room.
Lawyer: Tab for Nichols case shorting other defendants (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The mountainous fees paid to defend Fulton County courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols are putting other death-penalty defendants statewide at a disadvantage, a Buford lawyer told the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday. For this reason, the details of the money paid out for Nichols' defense should be turned over for inspection, Walt Britt, who represents a Gwinnett County death-penalty ...
Town Attorney Garrahan to leave job Oct. 7 (Explorer News)
Oro Valley Town Attorney Melinda Garrahan has resigned. In a letter to Mayor Paul Loomis and the town council, Garrahan said she wants to “retire and pursue other interests.”
Bjorkman gets new attorney (Lincoln Journal Star)
The man accused of shooting an Ashland volunteer firefighter last month was granted a continuance Monday and got a new attorney. Robert Bartle, a Lincoln attorney who was representing Bjorkman, asked permission to withdraw from the case. The judge granted his motion.
Bulgarian Medics' Lawyer: Libya Possibly Starts New Political Game (Novinite.com)
The decision of Libya's High Judiciary Council to commute the death sentences of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor could be the beginning of a new political game, the defense lawyer Vladimir Sheytanov said late on Tuesday.
Arrest of Connecticut attorney worries colleagues (Boston Globe)
An organization representing hundreds of Connecticut defense lawyers says the arrest of a prominent attorney accused of destroying evidence in a child pornography investigation could open the floodgates for authorities to prosecute lawyers.
No question about doc character: Lawyer (The Times of India)
Dr Mohammed Haneef's lawyer Peter Russo has said that his client Haneef "does not fail the character test".
Arrest of Connecticut attorney worries colleagues (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(New Haven-AP, July 17, 2007 4:35 PM) _ An organization representing hundreds of Connecticut defense lawyers is rallying behind a prominent attorney accused of destroying evidence in a child pornography investigation.
Attorney says Bakers will end court battle for Anna Mae He (WMCTV Memphis)
Larry Parrish, attorney for Jerry and Louise Baker, said in a written statement Tuesday that the Bakers will not pursue any further legal action to maintain custody of Anna Mae He. Click here for more, including the full statement from Larry Parish.
Russia opens probe of lawyer who fled (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent lawyer who challenged the security services' wiretapping of his client and then fled Russia is the focus of a criminal investigation opened Tuesday, news agencies reported.
East Memphis attorney arrested for assaulting Memphis cop (WREG-TV Memphis)
An East Memphis attorney sworn to practice the law is now at the mercy of it. News Channel 3's Brian Kuebler reports.
City attorney resigns from post (Sidney Herald-Leader)
The city of Sidney is in search of a new city attorney after the resignation of Lee Armstrong. Armstrong has served in the position since 2003. “I think my second term ended sometime in May of 2007,” Armstrong said.
After reviewing the case, the Kansas Attorney General's office has found nothing suspicious about the death of a Brown ... (WIBW-TV Topeka)
Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill told 13 News Today that they received a letter from the AG's office that they concluded there was no intent to harm the K-9 "Idol".
Miers' lawyer says again she won't appear before committee (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
WASHINGTON -- Former White House aide Harriet Miers will continue to refuse to appear before a House committee, her lawyer said Tuesday despite Democrats' threats to hold her in...
Lawyer urges drunk driving acquittals be upheld (Calgary Sun)
Arbitrary police detention — no matter how brief — can’t be justified by a “flexible” approach to the law, a lawyer argued today. Defence counsel Ian Savage said delays of one and four minutes which resulted in drunk driving charges being tossed were unconstitutional.
Conyers Rejects Immunity Argument From Miers Lawyer (CBS News)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) rejected claims by a lawyer to former White House counsel Harriet Miers that his client was not legally bound to appear before the panel after President Bush invoked executive privilege to prevent her testimony. "The subcommittee [on administrative and commercial law] overruled Ms. Miers' claims of immunity and privilege," Conyers ...
Winnipeg police officer fired after shooter fired in his direction:lawyer (CNews)
WINNIPEG (CP) - The lawyer for a police officer who fired his gun near a popular Winnipeg nightclub says his client was shot at first. Two men are in hospital under police guard after the shootings outside the downtown bar early Saturday morning.
Lawyer provided false alibi (The Scotsman)
A LAWYER gave a "serious criminal" a false alibi for his trial on abduction and attempted extortion charges, a court heard yesterday.
WA lawyer accused of 'blocking' witness (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A 34-year-old Perth lawyer has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by trying to stop a witness testifying at a trial.
Man Who Allegedly Attacked Lawyer Sentenced in Previous Case (WREX-TV Rockford)
A man who allegedly attacked his lawyer is sentenced on the charges that brought him to court in the first place.
Miers' lawyer says again: no testimony (Houston Chronicle)
Former White House aide Harriet Miers will continue to refuse to appear before a House committee, her lawyer said Tuesday despite Democrats' threats to hold her in contempt.
New state’s attorney ready for job (The Telegraph)
JERSEYVILLE — Jersey County’s newly appointed state’s attorney is looking forward to finishing the term of Michael McDonald, whose resignation is effective July 31.
U.S. Attorney to Appeal Dismissal of Charges in KPMG Case (Law.com)
Southern District U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia has filed a notice of appeal in the dismissal by a federal judge of charges against 13 of 16 former KPMG partners facing criminal tax fraud charges. In a statement Monday, Garcia said that the government "respectfully disagrees" with Kaplan as to whether there was a constitutional violation in the case. "We will continue to pursue appellate review," ...
Attorney general opposes Bindon annexation (The Beaufort Gazette)
The S.C. attorney general said this week that Yemassee's annexation of the 1,300-acre Bindon Plantation is invalid and asked to join a lawsuit challenging the land grab.
Stuart attorney new circuit judge (The Palm Beach Post)
At an age when many people have their sights firmly trained on a future filled with golf, travel and relaxation, Stuart-based attorney F. Shields McManus is eagerly anticipating a decade of motions and legal briefs as the newest judge on the 19th Judicial Circuit bench that covers Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.