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Passengers on Lohan ride hire attorney (The Charlotte Observer)
The men who say they were unwilling passengers on Lindsay Lohan's wild ride through Santa Monica have retained a lawyer who said he hopes to resolve the case without hauling the actress into court. Attorney Randall Billington told The Associated Press on Friday that he has been retained by Dante Nigro and Jakon Sutter, who say they pleaded with Lohan to stop as she raced along the Pacific Coast ...
The preliminary hearing for a prominent Topeka defense attorney is now set. (WIBW-TV Topeka)
At the end of June Attorney General Paul Morrison's office charged Wendell Betts with one count of forgery and three counts of making false information.
Democrats Seek Perjury Charge for Attorney General (The Online NewsHour)
Senate Democrats requested a perjury investigation this week for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after testimony from FBI Director Robert Mueller raised questions about the attorney general's credibility. Former justice department officials discuss the embattled Gonzales and reaction from the White House.
Lawyer sues McDonald’s for not using Chinese (The Star Online)
A CHINESE lawyer has sued McDonald's in China for using mostly English, not Chinese, on its receipts, violating his right to information, media reported yesterday.
Attorney for Brocade CEO filing motion for mistrial (San Jose Mercury News)
The attorney for former Brocade Communications Systems chief executive Greg Reyes, who is on trial for securities fraud associated with stock options backdating, is filing a motion for mistrial based on alleged misconduct by the government in closing arguments Friday.
Fresno States New Attorney Offers New Perspective, New Strategy (KFSN-TV Fresno)
Fresno State's new lead attorney is talking publicly for the first time about the Diane Milutinovich and Stacy Johnson-Klein lawsuits he's preparing to fight.
A Lawyer Who Turned a Judge Into a National Cause (New York Times)
Aitzaz Ahsan, one of Pakistan?s best known lawyer-politicians, led a campaign designed to bring maximum pressure on the president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
The lawyer who turned a justice's firing into a tour (International Herald Tribune)
Aitzaz Ahsan, one of Pakistan's best known lawyer-politicians, led a campaign designed to bring maximum pressure on the president, General Pervez Musharraf.
Local Attorney Cannot Represent Clients (KFOX 14 El Paso)
A federal judge ruled local attorney Mary Stillinger cannot represents three clients the government calls targets of an FBI investigation into El Paso County corruption.
Lindsay Lohan's Passengers Lawyer Up (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The men who told TMZ.com they were unwilling passengers on Lindsay Lohan's wild ride through Santa Monica have retained a lawyer who says he hopes to resolve the case without hauling the actress into court. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Black hires high-profile lawyer to handle appeal (CTV.ca)
Conrad Black, convicted in Chicago this month of obstruction of justice and defrauding the newspaper company he once headed, has hired heavyweight New York lawyer Andrew Frey to handle his appeal.
Lawyer Denied Referral Fee Over Lack of Client Consent (Law.com)
A Pennsylvania lawyer may not collect a referral fee in a New Jersey lawsuit that yielded a $1.9 million verdict because the clients were never told about any fee-sharing arrangement, as New Jersey's ethical rules require, a federal judge has ruled. The judge said it was undisputed that in a discussion of a construction-accident lawsuit, the attorney never told his neighbors that he expected to ...
Lawyer wants flag case dropped (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE -- A lawyer representing an Asheville couple arrested on charges including flag desecration said Friday he would ask a judge to drop the case.
Attorney General to review Strong shooting (The Chippewa Herald)
The state Attorney General’s office will help review the case of two Rusk County deputies who fatally shot a man in Chippewa County May 28.
Attorney in Tifton murder case asks for change of venue (Savannah Morning News)
ATLANTA - 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.
Attorney general says HISD booster records not public (Houston Chronicle)
The Houston Independent School District is not responsible for giving a parent the financial documents of athletic booster clubs, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled Friday. Abbott agreed with HISD that the records are not public under the Texas Public Information Act because they "are not collected, assembled or maintained by or for the district."
Man in Hill AFB threat may have had a breakdown, attorney says (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney for an Idaho man accused of threatening to detonate explosives at Hill Air Force Base and execute hostages said his client may have suffered a mental breakdown due to a long history of family and financial stress, plus an underlying mental condition.
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.
Fairfield County Attorney's Case Causes Alarm (Hartford Courant)
In a case closely watched by the state's criminal bar, defense lawyers argued before a skeptical judge Friday for dismissal of federal obstruction of justice charges against a well-known Fairfield County attorney.
Attorney mulls run at Bianchi (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County prosecutor said Tuesday that he was considering a run for McHenry County state’s attorney, an announcement that came just days after his wife left the state’s attorney’s office.
Homesick Haneef pining for his family in Bangalore: Lawyer (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): Freed Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef is feeling homesick and will leave Australia as soon as the immigration department gives him permission to do so, said his lawyer Peter Russo. Russo said that Haneef was relieved to be out of jail, but was pining for his family in Bangalore. Russo said he could possibly go as early as tonight, even if his work visa is renewed. Dr ...
Fury over attorney general is taking heat off White House (San Diego Union-Tribune)
WASHINGTON – The collapse in confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is all but total among Democrats and many Republicans. Still, President Bush is standing by his longtime friend from Texas.
Reyes attorney seeks mistrial in options case (San Jose Mercury News)
The attorney for former Brocade Communications Systems Chief Executive Greg Reyes, who is on trial on charges of securities fraud associated with stock-option backdating, is filing a motion for mistrial alleging misconduct by the government in closing arguments Friday.
Madigan withdraws as attorney for governor (The State Journal-Register)
SPRINGFIELD - Attorney General Lisa Madigan withdrew on Friday as lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich in a fight over whether the governor must release federal subpoenas to the public.
Marjorie H. Leonard -- longtime San Francisco labor lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
A memorial gathering and concert will be held Aug. 11 for Marjorie H. Leonard, a San Francisco labor lawyer whose clients included dockworkers during World War II and pacifists during the Vietnam War. Mrs. Leonard died of natural causes in Colorado...
Roseland clerk's lawyer wants town to pay fees: Judge schedules Friday hearing for arguments. (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- A lawyer for Roseland Clerk-Treasurer Cheryl Gridley argued Friday that the town should pay her client's legal fees.
Fort Worth lawyer defends receiving farm subsidies (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MARIA RECIO Meet Brad Ashburn, Fort Worth lawyer and long-distance farmer who finds himself on the conservative Heritage Foundation's top 10 list of shame: urbanites who collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in crop subsidies. The list, used by groups opposed to subsidy programs contained in the farm bill, mocks the idea that commodity supports protect family farms. But it doesn't tell the ...
Much-maligned attorney speaks out on antifreeze case (Burlington County Times)
In the parking lot of a diner on a hot, sticky July night three years ago, defense attorney Craig Mitnick said he faced a tremendous dilemma.
Analysis: Bush's loyalty and stubbornness among reasons why Gonzales remains as attorney general (Albuquerque Tribune)
The collapse in confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is all but total among Democrats and Republicans.
District attorney's office continues to crackdown on bogus check writers (Durant Daily Democrat)
DURANT - The Bryan County District Attorney's Office announced another arrest as it continues its crackdown on those who have been charged with writing hot checks.
FBI Head Contradicts Attorney General's Testimony On Surveillance (Voice of America)
The director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has contradicted sworn testimony by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about a secret U.S. surveillance program.
MyFox Birmingham | Fight Breaks Out in Court Between Attorney and Prosecutor (FOX 6 News Birmingham)
A fight breaks out at the justice center between a defense attorney and a prosecutor. At a sentencing hearing for a woman and her daughte... Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, had surgery Saturday to replace an implanted device that monitors his heartbeat.
Fight Breaks Out in Court Between Attorney and Prosecutor (FOX 35 Orlando)
A fight breaks out at the justice center between a defense attorney and a prosecutor. At a sentencing hearing for a woman and her daughte... One man's search for love has put him in the poor house and landed his wife behind bars. He's on the verge of bankruptcy and she's charged with bigamy an...
Fight Breaks Out in Court Between Attorney and Prosecutor (FOX 31 Denver)
A fight breaks out at the justice center between a defense attorney and a prosecutor. At a sentencing hearing for a woman and her daughte... One man's search for love has put him in the poor house and landed his wife behind bars. He's on the verge of bankruptcy and she's charged with bigamy an...
Opposition Leader should put his house in order first - Attorney-at-Law (Sunday Observer)
Senior Attorney-at-Law Upali Senaratne commenting on the statement made by Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said the people in the East at last breathed a sigh of relief having been freed from the clutches of the LTTE. The leader of the opposition does not seem to be happy over this victory and the statements are being made in order to weaken the morale of the forces at this psychological ...
Lawyer Ron pulls away for Whitney victory (MSNBC)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y - Lawyer Ron came barreling around the final turn and pulled away in the stretch for a record-setting win in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Lawyer Ron sets track record in the Whitney (USA Today)
Lawyer Ron roared to the head of the class in the race to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic by winning the 1 1/8-mile Whitney Stakes in a track record 1:46.64 on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Lawyer Ron captures Whitney Handicap (Fox Sports)
Lawyer Ron won the Whitney Handicap in record-setting time Saturday, gaining entry into the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Lawyer Ron wins Whitney, spot in Breeders (Sports Illustrated)
The verdict was never in doubt when Lawyer Ron hit the top of the stretch in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap.
Lawyer Ron Raises the Bar in the Whitney at Saratoga (New York Times)
Lawyer Ron pulled away in the stretch for a record-setting victory in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Attorney seeks fees in school assignments case (WHAS 11 Louisville)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An attorney who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected the use of race in assigning students to Louisville is now seeking fees from the court.
Whitney winner Lawyer Ron earns automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Lawyer Ron came barrelling around the final turn and pulled away in the stretch for a record-setting win in the US$750,000 Whitney Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Lawyer in schools case seeks fees (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A Louisville lawyer who successfully challenged Jefferson County Public Schools' racial-integration policy wants the district to pay his legal fees, plus a bonus.
Attorney General to review Strong shooting (The Chippewa Herald)
The state Attorney General’s office will help review the case of two Rusk County deputies who fatally shot a man in Chippewa County May 28.
‘Lawyer Prince’ has humble roots (The Charleston Gazette)
Known worldwide for his prowess as a plaintiff trial lawyer, 57-year-old Charleston native Steve Yerrid has engineered more than 80 verdicts and settlements of $1 million and up. His Web site, yerridlaw.com, offers an extensive look at the achievements of his celebrated law firm in Tampa, Fla.
Underdog lawyer puts up good fight (The State)
Practically everyone in Georgetown knew Jimmy Chandler when he came home for a visit in 1981. But this wasn’t the nice young fellow many folks remembered growing up in the sleepy town. This was a 31-year-old Columbia lawyer fighting an oil refinery that could bring 390 jobs to the small seaport. How, they wondered, could a guy from such a respected family oppose something so good for the economy? ...
Lawyer Ron books place at Breeders' Cup Classic (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron romped to victory in the Whitney Handicap in Saratoga, N.Y. on Saturday to become the first Breeders' Cup Challenge winner to qualify for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Attorney: No DNA found on victim (The News & Observer)
Defense lawyers said Monday that DNA testing proves that Duke University lacrosse players did not rape a woman hired to strip at a team party, but the district attorney said he remains intent on building his case.
Horse Racing | Lawyer Ron surpasses record (Seattle Times)
The verdict was not in doubt when Lawyer Ron reached the top of the stretch in Saturday's $810,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. The 4-year-old colt came...
Attorney: DA hid abuse case evidence (Denver Post)
A lawyer is accusing District Attorney Carol Chambers of hiding potential evidence in a sex case, a claim the lawyer hopes will lead to his client's freedom.