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Ex-heavyweight champ 'brain dead' after London shooting: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
James Oyebola, the British former heavyweight boxing champion who was shot in the head at a London nightclub after asking three men to stop smoking, is now brain dead, his lawyer said Thursday.
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 fined for violating court rules (11:01 a.m.) (The Record)
STOCKTON – A judge ordered attorney Gregory Davenport to pay $250 this morning for violating court rules during a contentious trial that ended this week with his client being freed from jail and acquitted of domestic violence charges.
Haneef lawyer backs out of rally (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for accused terror suspect Mohamed Haneef has backed out of a rally organised by an extremist Islamic group.
Haneef lawyer backs out of rally (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for accused terror suspect Mohamed Haneef has backed out of a rally organised by an extremist Islamic group.
TB-infected lawyer released from hospital (CNN.com)
The Georgia lawyer whose travel to attend his wedding in Greece set off international health alarms because he has a difficult-to-treat form of tuberculosis was released Thursday from the Denver, Colorado, hospital where he had undergone treatment.
Stateʼs Attorney Will Seek Death Penalty in Cheshire Murder Case (New London Day)
CHESHIRE (AP) _ New Haven State's Attorney Michael Dearington said today that he will seek the death penalty against two convicted burglars accused of killing the wife and two daughters of a prominent Connecticut physician in a home invasion and arson this week.
Haneef lawyer backs out of rally (Nyngan Observer)
The lawyer for accused terror suspect Mohamed Haneef has backed out of a rally organised by an extremist Islamic group with alleged links to the British car-bomb terror suspects.
Lawyer in TB Scare Is Released From Hospital (New York Times)
Hospital officials said the lawyer, Andrew Speaker, who arrived at the medical center on May 31, was no longer contagious and there was no further detectible evidence of infection.
Ex-Dade police officer, attorney dies (Miami Herald)
Steven Ellison, an accomplished former Miami-Dade police officer and attorney, has died of cancer. He was 51.
Attorney named to head Harbors Division (BizJournals)
Honolulu attorney Michael D. Formby has been named deputy director of the Harbors Division for the Hawaii Department of Transportation, Gov. Linda Lingle's office said Thursday.
Lawyer illness delays Dewar trial (Stuff)
The trial of the former Rotorua CIB head, John Dewar, has been ajourned for the day at the High Court in Hamilton as his defence lawyer has fallen ill.
Attorney general outlines ways to reform her job (Guardian Unlimited)
The attorney general's legal advice could be made public and the attorney could lose the right to take prosecution decisions.
Attorney general outlines ways to reform her job (Guardian Unlimited)
The attorney general's legal advice could be made public and the attorney could lose the right to take prosecution decisions under a range of options for radical reform of the job outlined by the government yesterday.
Convicted lawyer back in business (Fijilive.com)
Nausori lawyer Abhay Singh was today re-issued his practicing certificate, eight months after he was disbarred for allegedly perverting the course of justice.
Seymour lawyer suspended over antics (New Haven Register)
Seymour lawyer Ralph Crozier has accepted a six-month suspension of his law license in order to settle a litany of criminal charges, including a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his infamous courthouse smooch.
U.S. Attorney Declines Judge's Request to Prosecute Lawyer for Contempt in Katrina Dispute (Law.com)
Alice Martin, the U.S. Attorney in Birmingham, Ala., has declined a federal judge's request to prosecute prominent Mississippi attorney Richard F. Scruggs and his law firm for criminal contempt in a Hurricane Katrina insurance dispute. In his June request, U.S. District Judge William M. Acker Jr. said he would appoint another attorney to handle the prosecution if Martin declined the court's ...
Upset of Few Attorney Advertising Rules Could Signal Return of 'Heavy Hitters' (Law.com)
New York state's inability to defend some of the most controversial new guidelines on attorney advertising from constitutional challenge reflects the weak rationale for adopting the rules in the first place, opponents of broad restrictions say. And, they add, unless the state obtains a stay on the permanent injunction imposed on enforcement of several provisions in the guidelines, advertisements ...
Lawyer argues player's charge (Penn State Collegian)
The lawyer for Nittany Lion safety Anthony Scirrotto argued yesterday for the dismissal of charges related to his client's alleged involvement in an April apartment assault.
Top Merck attorney tapped to lead marketing (The Star-Ledger)
Merck & Co. named top attorney Kenneth Frazier, who has directed the company's Vioxx defense strategy for the past three years, to lead worldwide marketing of its pharmaceutical and vaccine businesses.
Upset of Few Attorney Advertising Rules Could Signal Return of 'Heavy Hitters' (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New York state's inability to defend some of the most controversial new guidelines on attorney advertising from constitutional challenge reflects the weak rationale for adopting the rules in the first place, opponents of broad restrictions say.
FBI chief contradicts Attorney General Gonzales (Miami Herald)
FBI Director Robert Mueller Thursday contradicted the sworn testimony of his boss, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, by telling Congress that a prominent warrantless surveillance program was the subject of a dramatic legal debate within the Bush administration.
Davie approves town attorney, pending legal opinion on vote (Sun-Sentinel)
DAVIE John Rayson, former state legislator and former mayor of Pompano Beach, may soon add another title to his resume: town attorney.
Chinese lawyer upset at English on receipt from McDonald's (Chinapost.com.tw)
Alawyer has sued McDonald's in China because receipts it gave out were mostly in English, a state-run newspaper reported Friday. The Beijing Youth Daily said the lawyer, identified as Shan, argued that the use of English instead of Chinese was a violation of his rights.
Nigeria: Lawyer Sues Yar'Adua Over IGP's Appointment (AllAfrica.com)
CONSTITUTIONAL lawyer, Tony Anozia has sued President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua in court challenging the constitutionality of his skipping Ogbonnaya Onovo's "junior," Mike Okiro as inspector-general of police.
Judge: That lawyer's a pest (The Post-Standard)
Defense lawyer Marsha Hunt was basically called a pest last week in court by state Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti. But she took no offense and it appeared the judge meant it as a compliment.
Update: D.M. school district hires lawyer to investigate audit findings (The Des Moines Register)
Des Moines schools officials have hired a local lawyer as "special legal counsel" to investigate the findings of a state audit that shows the school...
New lawyer seeks Betty Wilson retrial (The Huntsville Times)
The new attorney for convicted husband-killer Betty Wilson claims a Huntsville investigator fed lies to a hit man to help frame Wilson, and the lawyer is trying to get a new trial because of it.
Chinese Lawyer Upset At English On Receipt From Mcdonald's (CattleNetwork.com)
BEIJING (AP)--A lawyer has sued McDonald's in China because receipts it gave out were mostly in English, a state-run newspaper reported Friday. The Beijing Youth Daily said the lawyer, identified as Shan, argued that the use of English instead of Chinese was a violation of his rights.
Gary Attorney named judge (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Times Staff Report Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed Gary Attorney Calvin Hawkins on Thursday to fill the Lake Superior Court seat vacated by the March 6 death of Judge Robert A. Pete, according to a press release from the governor's office.
• Chinese Lawyer Sues McDonald’s for Not Using Chinese (Turks.US)
BEIJING - A Chinese lawyer claims for violation of his right to information with McDonald’s receipts in English. The lawyer sues McDonald's in China for not using Chinese on its receipts. Known only as Shan, the lawyer has eaten twice in May and June at two McDonald’s branches in Beijing.
City attorney claims doctrine bars smoking ordinance challenge (NWAnews.com)
Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams stated in a court filing Thursday that a legal doctrine should block business owners’ challenge to the smoking ordinance because issues could have been raised in prior litigation. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Attorney General Gonzales Stops In Springfield (CBS 2 Chicago)
Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is making a stop in Springfield for a roundtable discussion on a project designed to prevent sexual abuse of children.
Defense attorney says Hainstock didn't mean to kill principal (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - July 27, 2007 12:15 PM ET Corrected Version BARABOO, Wis. (AP) - The attorney for the boy on trial in Sauk County for killing his...
Attorney in Tifton murder case asks for change of venue (AccessNorthGA)
The attorney for one of four people accused of murdering six Mexican immigrants has asked the judge to move the trial away from the Tift County area because extensive publicity has made it impossible to seat an impartial jury there.
LA Constitution Allows Attorney General to Pursue Pou Case Further (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
The Hurricane Katrina murder charge against Dr. Anna Pou is not dead after all. The Louisiana Constitution allows for the state attorney general to "supersede" a district attorney's authority. So, will Charles Foti prosecute the case himself?
FGCU fires chief attorney (The News-Press)
FGCU's head attorney has been terminated for demonstrating poor judgment and failing to show proper respect for the office of the president,...
Chinese lawyer sues McDonald's over English receipt (KTRE-TV East Texas)
BEIJING (AP) - A lawyer reportedly has sued McDonald's in China after he was given receipts that were printed mostly in English. The state-run newspaper Beijing Youth Daily says the lawyer claims the use of English instead of Chinese "violates the consumers' right to know."
Hopkins school counselor has returned accidental windfall, lawyer says (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A Minneapolis woman who was sent a $2.6 million state check by mistake has returned the money, her lawyer Mark Larsen said today. Sabrina Walker appeared in Hennepin District Court this morning and scheduled another court date for Aug. 27. Walker, a Hopkins schools employee, was put on unpaid leave from her job when news broke in May that she and her boyfriend were each charged with four felonies ...
Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Of Attorney General (WCSH 6 Portland)
(NBC) -- In Washington, Democrats now want a special prosecutor appointed to investigate U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and whether he lied to Congress.
Bookmaker's lawyer ready if NBA gambling charges come (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for James Battista, one of two bookmakers implicated in the National Basketball Association gambling scandal, said his client is ready to defend himself in court if allegations lead to charges as expected.
Attorney general: Wisconsin campuses can consider race in admissions (Post-Bulletin)
MADISON, Wis. -- A new freshman admissions policy requiring University of Wisconsin campuses to consider an applicant's race as one of many factors is legal, the state attorney general said Thursday. The policy adopted by the UW Syst
Cyclist Vinokourov hires Floyd Landis' lawyer in Tour doping case (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES ( Map , News ) - Alexandre Vinokourov, ejected from the Tour de France this week after testing positive for a banned blood transfusion, has hired a Southern California lawyer who defended 2006 Tour winner Floyd Landis on doping allegations.
Vinokourov hires Landis' lawyer in doping case (Sports Illustrated)
Alexandre Vinokourov has hired Floyd Landis' lawyer to defend him on blood doping charges that resulted in his ejection from the Tour de France.
Vinokourov hires Landis's lawyer in Tour doping case (The Globe and Mail)
Kazah rider turns to a Southern California lawyer who defended 2006 Tour winner
Attorney General's office to help deputy shooting investigation (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - July 27, 2007 4:15 PM ET CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) - The state Attorney General's office will help review the case of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by two...
Cyclist Vinokourov hires Floyd Landis' lawyer in Tour doping case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Alexandre Vinokourov, ejected from the Tour de France this week after testing positive for a banned blood transfusion, has hired a Southern California lawyer who defended 2006 Tour winner Floyd Landis on doping allegations. Attorney Maurice Suh was in...
Fresno State Hires Local Attorney to Handle 2 Discrimination Lawsuits (KFSN-TV Fresno)
The hiring of a new attorney could mean significant delays for the trials of two former Fresno State employees suing for wrongful termination and discrimination.
District attorney forum set next week (Star-Gazette)
A candidates forum for Chemung County district attorney will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at Steele Memorial Library in Elmira. The forum is co-sponsored by Elmira Families for Education and Students Advocacy Group for Education. The forum is free and open to the public.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to Deliver Remarks at National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Conference (The San Francisco Examiner)
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. ( Map ) - Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will deliver remarks at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Conference on MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. EDT regarding Department of Justice efforts to fight violent crime.