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Bonds' lawyer struts (San Jose Mercury News)
Barry Bonds' lawyer shares his personality profile, at least in the area of self-confidence. The New York Daily News, in Sunday's editions, quoted Michael Rains telling the federal government, in effect, Bring it on.
Attorney loved writing (The Herald News)
By day, people knew Terry Beaudry of Joliet as an attorney who specialized in estate planning and actively participated in various Joliet organizations.
Ousted Thai PM to delist Manchester City: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Thailand's ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra has gained effective control of Manchester City football club and will delist it from the stock exchange, his lawyer said Monday.
Suspended Orlando lawyer is disbarred (Orlando Sentinel)
Dolores Wheeler repeatedly failed to show up in court to represent clients. An Orlando lawyer suspended for three years in 2006 has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for repeatedly failing to show up in court to represent clients -- and not responding to ethical complaints against her.
Pakistan: Attorney-general may be fall guy in Chief Justice row (Adnkronos)
Pakistan: Attorney-general may be fall guy in Chief Justice row (AKI/DAWN) Islamabad - The government is apparently trying to find a scapegoat after the Supreme Court set aside the reference against the Chief Justice, with many eyes now being fixed on Attorney-General Makhdoom Ali Khan.Since the filing of the reference, there is a debate about who should take responsibility for the ...
Puerto Rican Festival: Attorney likes to help others (Daily Journal)
VINELAND -- Daniel E. Rosner proudly displays his Daily Journal "Best of the Best" awards, which he has won year after year. The attorney exercises his profession with passion, and says he defends the Hispanic community because "it deserves to be represented well before the law."
Wickenby tax fraud probe targets lawyer to the stars (The West Australian)
The legal team for lawyer to the stars Michael Brereton has until tomorrow to hand over a list of documents he wants to keep from Australia’s largest tax fraud probe.
Pakistan's top attorney resigns after judge's reinstatement (EARTHtimes.org)
Islamabad - The Pakistan government's top attorney on Monday resigned in the wake of the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry by the Supreme Court after the quashing of abuse-of-office allegations last Friday, local media said. Attorney G...
Tax lawyer's clients may be outed (The Australian)
CELEBRITY lawyer Michael Brereton could be forced to reveal the identities of his high-profile clients who have been caught up in the nation's biggest tax fraud investigation.
Attorney Wants Gary Parsons Case Moved (WXII ThePiedmontChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for former Wilkesboro police chief Gary Parsons has filed a motion for a change of venue of Parsons' court case.
HC directs CBI to sent lawyer to Agra Mental Hospital (Press Trust of India)
Chandigarh, Jul 23 (PTI) In an unusual order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the CBI to get a local lawyer admitted in Agra's Mental Hospital after taking him into custody and probe his matrimonial dispute with his wife to ensure fair investigation.
Pakistan's top attorney resigns after judge's reinstatement (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, July 23 (DPA) Pakistan's attorney general Makhdoom Ali Khan resigned Monday after the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry by the Supreme Court and the quashing of abuse-of-office allegations against him, local media reported.
Attorney General says he's here to stay (USA Today)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he's not going anywhere. Reinforcing public confidence in the department is also critical, and will be one of my top priorities as attorney general for the remainder of my term, Gonzales says in testimony released...
Haneed's lawyer no stranger to controversy (Western Advocate)
Peter Russo calls it his "semi-zombie state". Deprived of sleep and personal space by long hours on a case, the craggy-faced Brisbane lawyer has a habit of switching to a kind of barely animated, energy-conservation mode to keep focused on the job at hand.
Attorney general warns businesses, consumers about scams (BizJournals)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning consumers and businesses about a number of scams, including ones related to monsoons and fake murder and blackmail plots.
Attorney general says Spitzer's office leaked data (New York Daily News)
Breaking News: Gov. Eliot Spitzer today suspended a top aide following a damning report by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Related: Elizabeth Benjamin's blog | See the report
Attorneys ask for attorney general to be recused from prosecution in nursing home deaths (The Daily Comet)
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. Attorneys for a couple charged with negligent homicide in the deaths of 35 nursing home residents have asked that Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti be barred from prosecuting the case.
Attorneys ask for attorney general to be recused (The Advocate)
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) -- Attorneys for a couple charged with negligent homicide in the deaths of 35 nursing home residents have asked that Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti be barred from prosecuting the case.
Trump attorney Cohen in Fresno to discuss Running Horse (KSEE 24 Fresno)
Donald Trump’s lead attorney Michael Cohen arrived at the Fresno Yosemite International airport Sunday night. But Cohen won't be the only one from the Trump Organization in Fresno this week.
Attorney blasts Nick Calabrese's testimony (Chicago Sun-Times)
An attorney for James "Little Jimmy" Marcello, the reputed head of the Chicago Outfit, today blasted a star witness' account that Marcello was made into the mob in a 1983 ceremony.
Danville lawyer's death ruled suicide (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
Danville Police have ruled a lawyer's death a suicide. Gary Bengston was found dead inside his burning office on Main Street last December. Today, police closed the book on the case, saying that Bengston set fire to his office, then shot himself in the head.
Rhode Island Mesothelioma Lawyer Johnson Worries About Asbestos Exposure Still (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
Rhode Island mesothelioma lawyer Nick Johnson of Johnson Law Group, with principal offices in Houston, Texas, is finding that exposure to asbestos remains a concern today despite government regulations.
HC judge gets CBI to drag lawyer to Agra mental asylum (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
As late as 10.15 pm tonight, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court hastily convened to stay a bizarre and controversial order by a brother judge ordering the CBI to arrest a lawyer and admit him to a mental asylum in Agra and use "modern devices" to probe his alleged link with "anti-social elements." The Division Bench stay came after the order sparked outrage in the judicial ...
Vick retains attorney (ESPN)
Embattled Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has retained prominent trial attorney Billy Martin, ESPN.com has learned.
HC judge gets CBI to drag lawyer to Agra mental asylum (Express India)
Lawyer's wife complained of mental torture, judge says only an insane man can do this; Division Bench steps in to stay bizarre order
Lawyer: Reid Sons May Settle Legal Woes With Pleas (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
The two adult sons of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid are involved in plea negotiations that could preclude trials on drug, assault and traffic charges, their lawyer says.
Lawyer: Plea deals 'possible' for Reid's sons (Sports Illustrated)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The two adult sons of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid are involved in plea negotiations that could preclude trials on drug, assault and traffic charges, their lawyer said Monday.
Oakland County exec will sue over death of son, attorney says (Detroit News)
FLINT -- A lawsuit will determine who is responsible for the snowmobile death of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's son, an attorney for the family said today.
Attorney General Gonzales Refuses to Resign (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has released 26 pages of testimony he plans to deliver Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The embattled Cabinet member says he will resist calls for his resignation.
Attorney General Gonzales Refuses to Resign (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has released 26 pages of testimony he plans to deliver Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The embattled Cabinet member says he will resist calls for his resignation.
Despite scandal, US Attorney General vows to stay (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vowed he would not quit Monday, as he braced for another roasting from lawmakers furious over a political scandal sparked by the sacking of federal prosecutors.
HC judge rules lawyer insane, gets CBI to take him to mental asylum (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
As late as 10.15 pm tonight, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court hastily convened to stay a bizarre and controversial order by a brother judge ordering the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to arrest a lawyer and admit him to a mental asylum in Agra and use "modern devices" to probe his alleged link with "anti-social elements". The Division Bench stay came after the order ...
Thailand: Lawyer Says Ex-Thai PM Thaksin Completes Takeover Of Manchester City Club (Sinchew)
BANGKOK, THAILAND: Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has gained total control over the Manchester City soccer club, his lawyer said Monday (July 23rd).
County Attorney Questions State's Authority To Cut Tax (The Tampa Tribune)
NEW PORT RICHEY - County Attorney Robert Sumner may ask the Pasco County commission in coming weeks to intervene in a challenge of the constitutionality of statewide tax reform.
Defense attorney scoffs testimony by mob trial witness (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO -- The star witness at the trial of five alleged Chicago underworld figures came under attack Monday from an attorney who accused him of making up his eyewitness account of mobster Tony Spilotro’s murder.
Google's top lawyer faces $125,000 civil penalty (New Hampshire Union Leader)
A settlement agreement filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in U.S. District Court in Concord last week penalizes David C. Drummond, who is now Google Inc.'s top in-house lawyer, and two other former financial executives $300,000 for allegedly overstating earnings through June 30, 2002, while they worked for SmartForce.
N.Y. Federal Judge Strikes Down Many New Attorney Ad Rules (Law.com)
A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional most of the sweeping new restrictions on attorney advertising introduced this year by the New York courts. The restrictions had barred lawyers from such practices as using nicknames suggesting an ability to obtain results or touting "characteristics clearly unrelated to legal competence." Prohibitions on active client testimonials, portrayals of judges ...
Police formally charge ex-PM Sheikh Hasina with extortion in Bangladesh, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was charged with extortion Tuesday for allegedly demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars from a company seeking to build a power station, her lawyer said.
Council Hill trustees seek lawyer advice (Muskogee Phoenix)
COUNCIL HILL — Town trustees rushed through the agenda of a special meeting convened for the purpose of deciding whether to hire a lawyer.
N.Y. Federal Judge Strikes Down Many New Attorney Ad Rules (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional most of the sweeping new restrictions on attorney advertising introduced this year by the New York courts. The restrictions had barred lawyers from such practices as using nicknames suggesting an ability to obtain results or touting "characteristics clearly unrelated to legal competence."
Highville board given one week to hire lawyer (New Haven Register)
HAMDEN — A Superior Court judge is giving the board of the Highville Mustard Seed Development Corp. one week to find a lawyer to explain why the Highville Mustard Seed Charter School should not be transferred to a receiver.
Trillanes's lawyer mulls filing new petition for bail (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday he might lodge a petition to post bail anew if the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) denies the omnibus motion the newly elected lawmaker filed to attend sessions of the Senate.
Attorney scoffs at mob trial testimony (The Courier News)
CHICAGO -- The star witness at the trial of five alleged Chicago underworld figures came under attack Monday from an attorney who accused him of making up his eyewitness account of mobster Tony Spilotro's murder.
Collision course on attorney firings / House committee to vote this week on contempt citations (San Francisco Chronicle)
The House Judiciary Committee announced Monday that it will press toward a constitutional showdown with the Bush administration over the U.S. attorney firings scandal, even as embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales pledged to stay on and "fix the...
Lawyer: Man made great effort to hide affair (Daily Record)
A lawyer for the wife of a man who, police believe, abandoned his mistress' son at Christiana Hospital, said he made a superhuman effort to hide his affair and support his other family.
Ala. attorney general hosts program on protecting children from Internet dangers (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Alabama attorney general hosts program today on protecting children from Internet dangers Alabama Attorney General Troy King will speak at a free workshop program today teaching how to protect children from dangers of the Internet. "Lost in Cyberspace," is presented by the office of Attorney General King, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Troy University, the Department of Child Abuse and ...
Court: Lawyer ad rules violate free speech (BizJournals)
New rules governing lawyer advertising in New York state that took effect Feb. 1 cannot be enforced because they violate the First Amendment right to free speech, according to a federal court ruling Monday.
Council puts off decision to pay city attorney (Gretna Breeze)
Saying it wants more public input, the Bellevue City Council voted Monday to delay a decision on whether to pay the city attorney's law firm more than $300,000 for work on a case.
Flag flap may turn into constitutional issue the blue mountains; Pub owner's lawyer ponders constitutional challenge of ... (Owen Sound Sun Times)
A Thornbury pub owner's lawyer said Monday she will consider a constitutional challenge of the town's sign bylaw to defend the right to fly a Canadian flag suspended from a blimp.
Injury lawyer hunts bumper, finds DWI rap (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A personal-injury lawyer has some explaining to do, after, police say, he rear-ended another driver and sped away on a drunken ride through the North Shore.