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Lawyer: Ousted Philippine leader has no plans to regain power if cleared on graft charges (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
A lawyer for ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada said Wednesday the former action movie star wouldn't seek to regain power if he's cleared of corruption charges.
Police charge Perth lawyer (Perth Now)
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.
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.
U.S. Attorney to Appeal Dismissal of Charges in KPMG Case (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Attorney Geragos draws a crowd (Philadelphia Daily News)
One legal journal calls him one of the country's "marquee" lawyers. And Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos has the client list to back up the lofty description.
Motorcycling attorney points finger at police bikes (Rocky Mountain News)
A new law in Denver designed to curb motorcycle noise is being challenged in court by an attorney who claims police bikes may be violating the standards that went into effect less than three weeks ago.
Fredo Finally Gives U.S. Attorney a Good Evaluation (Washington Post)
In the Justice Department's Great Hall (the very room where giant, blue drapes covered the underdressed statuary during John Ashcroft's tenure as attorney general), an array of prosecutors, securities regulators and FBI honchos gathered yesterday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force.
UK Lawyer Appointed To Defend Liberia's Charles Taylor (Nasdaq)
THE HAGUE (AP)--A London-based lawyer has been appointed to defend Charles Taylor against charges of arming and supporting murderous Sierra Leone rebels, according to an order by the U.N. court trying the former Liberian president.
Homewood city attorney charged (Birmingham News)
Homewood City Attorney Michael Kendrick was charged Tuesday with assault in connection with a June 22 altercation in a Homewood restaurant parking lot, county officials said.
Lawyer says attack dog must die (Calgary Sun)
Roscoe the dog must die so Calgary pet owners will properly control their animals, a lawyer for the city said yesterday. Bylaw prosecutor George Gaschler said a strong public message was needed to prevent similar incidents to one which saw a postal worker viciously attacked last month.
Attorney wants Minneola to move pipe or buy land (Orlando Sentinel)
A prominent Orlando attorney is threatening to make this small Lake County city dig deep into its pockets to fix a mistake after it dug in the wrong place for sewer lines for two new schools.
Attorney Arrest Worries Defense Lawyers (New London Day)
New Haven (AP) — 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.
Council OKs first-ever City Attorney (Reno Gazette-Journal)
FERNLEY--At the end of the month, Jeff McGowan will become the City of Fernley's first full-time City Attorney.
Nigerian lawyer demands Obasanjo's trial for corruption (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A top Nigerian lawyer accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of corruption on Wednesday and asked the anti-graft commission (EFCC) to investigate his financial activities while in office.
Uganda: Ugandan Lawyer Nominated for ICC Judge (AllAfrica.com)
A Ugandan lawyer, Prof. Daniel David Ntanda Nsereko, has been nominated by the Government for the post of Judge of the International Criminal Court.
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 yesterday it was morally objectionable for federal prosecutors to subpoena his client in a possible attempt to get evidence against her parents.
Haneef's lawyer probed over leak (Herald Sun)
TERROR suspect Mohamed Haneef's lawyer is being investigated over the leaking of a police interview with his client.
Lawyer for Etheredge: He has 'nothing to hide' (The Wichita Eagle)
Wild West World's founder and chief executive has "nothing to hide" and is cooperating fully with a state investigation, his lawyer said Tuesday. Wichita lawyer Steve Joseph said that he and his client, Thomas Etheredge, will meet soon with Kansas Securities Commission investigators. "We've provided them all the documents they've requested, and we'll meet with them in the very near future," ...
APNewsBreak: Lawyer argues convicted senator should keep pension (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - A lawyer for former state Senate president John Lynch will argue that that the former lawmaker shouldn't forfeit his entire state pension despite his convictions on federal corruption charges.
Attorney wants Minneola to move pipe or buy land (Sun-Sentinel)
A prominent Orlando attorney is threatening to make this small Lake County city dig deep into its pockets to fix a mistake after it dug in the wrong place for sewer lines for two new schools.
U.S. Attorney assumes lead in Jackson probe (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
The office of the U.S. Attorney for New Mexico has assumed the lead role into the expenditure of over $5,300 in city money by former Rio Rancho Mayor Kevin Jackson.
Bank killer’s lawyer denies link to body (Lincoln Journal Star)
A lawyer for one of the gunmen in the 2002 Norfolk bank murders said Wednesday there is no way his client could have killed a missing man whose body was found this week.
Craig Stebic's Attorney Blasts Police (FOX 5 Atlanta)
Craig Stebic, the estranged husband of missing Illinois mom Lisa Stebic, hasn't spoken much about the case. But today, his attorney stepped up to ... A reporter at Phoenix Fox affiliate KSAZ was delivering an in-studio report just as she normally does each morning.
Lawyer says border guards can't continue breaking search laws (CNews)
VANCOUVER (CP) - The lawyer for a man acquitted after border officers found 50 kilograms of cocaine in his truck says guards are going to have to start obeying the law.
Attorney: 'Captain America' Agrees To Apology, Bar Ban In Groping Case (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)
A Melbourne physician, who was accused of groping a woman while dressed as Captain America at a Brevard County bar, will apologize to his alleged victim and never return to the bar in a bid to avoid trial, his attorney said on Wednesday.
U.S. attorney in Nashville tapped for Justice Department's No. 2 (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - July 18, 2007 3:45 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - The interim US attorney in Nashville is moving up. Craig S. Morford was named today as the Justice Department's Number Two...
Nashville US attorney to be Justice Department's #2 (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Craig S. Morford will become acting Deputy Attorney General, replacing Paul McNulty, who resigned in June.
High court: Great Falls attorney violated conduct laws (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - July 18, 2007 4:14 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court says a Great Falls attorney overcharged a 99-year-old client and mishandled $70,000 in retainer...
Council postpones hiring a new attorney (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
ROSEMEAD - A motion by a councilwoman stalled a decision on a new redevelopment attorney until next month. The council is considering hiring a new redevelopment agency to replace Bonifacio "Bonny" Garcia, who was hired three months ago as the city and redevelopment agency attorney.
Lawyer: Client 'treated as suspect' in Darrent Williams slaying (Slam! Sports)
DENVER (AP) - A man facing federal drug charges is "being treated as a suspect" in the drive-by slaying of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, his lawyer said in a court filing.
Lawyer battles on several fronts (The Times of India)
Haneef's lawyer Peter Russo is battling for justice on several fronts.
President Names Acting Deputy Attorney General (Washington Post)
President Bush today named a longtime career prosecutor as the acting deputy attorney general, replacing one of several Justice Department officials who have left in the wake of the U.S. attorneys scandal.
Attorney Says Assessment System is Tax Problem (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
By Debby Knox INDIANAPOLIS - A lot of politicians and bureaucrats are being blamed for this property tax mess. But the root cause may be how property values are assessed. One homeowner and prominent attorney says the whole system should be tossed out.
Bank Killer's Lawyer Denies Possible Link To Dead Body (KETV 7 Omaha)
A lawyer for one of the gunmen in the 2002 Norfolk bank murders says there's no way his client could have killed a missing man whose body was found this week.
Morford named deputy attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal prosecutor who helped put a former Democratic lawmaker behind bars was named Wednesday as the Justice Department's No. 2 official. Craig S. Morford, the U.S. attorney in Nashville, Tenn., is President Bush's choice for acting deputy attorney general. He will replace Paul McNulty, who announced his resignation in May.
Attorney General Says Nothing Illegal In Huckabee Destroying Hard Drives (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's administration did nothing illegal when it destroyed government hard drives before he left office in January, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday.
Attorney: Crown Point meeting should have been open to press (ABC 7 Chicago)
An attorney for the Hoosier State Press Association says media should have been allowed in a meeting where the Crown Point Development Corporation approved a 500-thousand-dollar loan to a New York company.
Lawyer for terror suspect in Australia challenges police to charge him over leak (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
The lawyer who leaked a police interview with Indian terror suspect Mohamed Haneef challenged police to charge him with contempt of court Thursday as India's high commissioner expressed concern about the Australian government's handling of the case.
Philippines: Lawyer: Ousted Philippine Leader Has No Plans To Regain Power If Cleared On Graft Charges (Sinchew)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: A lawyer for ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada said Wednesday (July 18th) the former action movie star wouldn't seek to regain power if he's cleared of corruption charges.
Lawyer for terror suspect in Australia challenges police to charge him over leak (Associated Press via Yahoo! India News)
The lawyer who leaked a police interview with Indian terror suspect Mohamed Haneef challenged Australian authorities to charge him with contempt of court Thursday.
Attorney: HOA Always Existed In West Kendall (CBS4 Miami)
Hundreds of residents in a West Kendall neighborhood continue protesting what they say is a surprise hit with homeowners' association fees, but an attorney is saying this should not be any surprise at all.
NFL Quarterback Turns to Longtime Lawyer After Dogfighting Charges (Law.com)
Just call Lawrence H. Woodward Jr. the Vick brothers' family lawyer. In the good times and, more recently, in a string of legal troubles that have entangled Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and his younger brother, former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Marcus Vick, Woodward has stepped in to represent them. So when a Virginia federal grand jury indicted Michael Vick on charges associated ...
N.J. Republican Lawyer Nominated to Fill Alito Seat on 3rd Circuit (Law.com)
Shalom Stone, a Republican lawyer from New Jersey, is the White House choice to fill U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr.'s seat on the 3rd Circuit. The nomination was made without input from the state's two Democratic senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez. The senators were unhappy about being shut out of the selection process and about President Bush abandoning the presumptive ...
Attorney general seeks MySpace details on 2 (The Patriot-News)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett is awaiting more detailed information about the Internet activity of registered sex offenders from MySpace, a popular social networking Web site.
Missouri governor’s staff pressed Highway Patrol to criticize state attorney general (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | Gov. Matt Blunt’s staff last month pressed the Missouri Highway Patrol to issue a public statement criticizing Attorney General Jay Nixon, Blunt’s likely Democratic challenger in 2008.
Attorney wants evidence barred in microwave-baby case (FOX 45 Dayton)
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The attorney for a Dayton woman authorities suspect of killing her month-old daughter by putting her in a microwave oven is expected to ask a judge to bar certain evidence from her trial.
Local lawyer remanded in custody after stabbing incident (Sarnia Observer)
Local lawyer Terence Robinson was remanded in custody Wednesday pending the resolution of charges laid following a June 23 stabbing in Sarnia. Robinson’s next court appearance will be July 25 when he will speak to the charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder.
Haneef moved by community support - lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
TERROR suspect Mohamed Haneef has broken down in jail after hearing of community support for his plight, his lawyer has told a protest rally in Brisbane.
N.O. district attorney rejects scapegoat role (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan defended his performance as the city's top prosecutor Wednesday, refusing to buckle under criticism that he is failing to bring violent criminals to justice.
Lawyer's police interview challenge (Channel 4)
The lawyer who leaked a police interview with Indian terror suspect Mohamed Haneef has challenged Australian authorities to charge him with contempt of court.