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Lawyer Ron captures berth in Breeders' Cup (Denver Post)
Lawyer Ron captures berth in Breeders' Cup
Residents recall longtime local attorney (Argus Observer)
ONTARIO - A former Ontario attorney who died recently will long be remember for the person he was in and out of the courtroom and the impact he had on the local community.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
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.
'LAWYER' MAKES CASE (New York Post)
SARATOGA SPRINGS - He got the win, so now he's in. Lawyer Ron, ridden by John Velazquez, secured a starting berth in this year's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic by crushing 10 opponents yesterday in the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap...
Bonus sought by lawyer in schools case (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, according to a motion filed yesterday. At least one legal expert says the final figure could reach hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
Post-Schorre District Attorney's office scrambles to fill positions (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
A paragon of stability for two decades, the Midland County District Attorney's Office is in an uncharacteristic state of flux with top prosecutor Al Schorre's June 30 retirement and the loss of three other prosecutors.
Whitney Handicap winner Lawyer Ron earns automatic berth (Arizona Daily Sun)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- 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.
LiLo's passengers lawyer up (Chicago Tribune)
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.
News Ltd stands by lawyer (The Age)
News Ltd's top in-house lawyer had trouble sleeping at night after lying to Telstra over pay TV rights in 2000, but none of his bosses ever raised the ethics of his conduct after he admitted the dishonesty during the C7 trial in the Federal Court.
Merck promotes lawyer to key global position (Financial Times)
Merck , the US drugmaker, named Ken Frazier to the number two executive position overseeing its global drug business, promoting its top lawyer one step closer to becoming a potential successor to the chief executive.
District Attorney Welcomes Intern (Garden City News)
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice welcomes Kristofer Kasnicki of Garden City as an intern. Kristofer is a student at SUNY Buffalo School of Law and is spending the summer working in the Nassau District Attorney's Office.
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.
Fannin County adds district attorney title (Herald Democrat)
BONHAM — The 80th Texas Legislature passed and Gov. Rick Perry signed into law HB 421 that creates the criminal district attorney in Fannin County and abolishes the office of county attorney effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Residents recall longtime local attorney (Argus Observer)
ONTARIO - A former Ontario attorney who died recently will long be remember for the person he was in and out of the courtroom and the impact he had on the local community.
Lawyer Ron's Whitney time under review (Sports Illustrated)
Lawyer Ron's record time in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga is under review by New York racing officials after the clocking was questioned by the Daily Racing Form on Sunday.
Embattled Attorney General Visiting South Florida (NBC 6 Miami)
The embattled attorney general is due in Florida on Monday.
Court rules may prevent Haneef disclosure: lawyer (Stuff)
Mohamed Haneef's lawyer believes court rules may prevent Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews releasing the information he says convinced him to cancel the Indian doctor's visa.
Lawyer victim of Otago van crash (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Police have named a lawyer killed when the van he was travelling in crashed off State Highway 1 south of Oamaru on Saturday.
Lawyer: Indian doctor will appeal Australian visa decision (Associated Press via Yahoo! India News)
A lawyer for an Indian doctor who was cleared of terrorism charges in Australia signaled Monday that his client may consider suing the Australian government, and was still planning to appeal a minister's decision revoking his visa.
Florida Supreme Court reprimands Naples attorney's negligent actions (Naples Daily News)
The Florida Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a Naples attorney for his negligence in handling clients’ matters, but is now looking into him again after he continued appearing in court despite an administrative suspension last week.
Attorney Allred developing reality TV show (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
High-profile feminist attorney Gloria Allred has signed a deal to star in a reality series titled "No Guts No Gloria."
Local attorney running for judge (The Carrollton Leader)
Karen Guerra, prominent local attorney, announced this week that she is seeking election as Judge of the 16th District Court in Denton County. Mrs. Guerra has been an attorney for almost 18 years and currently operates a private law practice in Carrollton, Texas.
Attorney's battles not limited to courtroom (Bristol Herald Courier)
He stalks the sideline with a menacing growl, pacing back and forth and shouting carefully constructed quips that only an attorney would shout at a rugby match.
Lawyer works to protect state's environment (The Post and Courier)
COLUMBIA — 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 th...
Hardin praises district attorney staff (The Herald-Sun)
After a month on the job, interim Durham District Attorney Jim Hardin Jr. sees good news and bad news in the wake of the year-long Duke lacrosse scandal that recently ended the career of his predecessor, Mike Nifong.
Court: Lawyer advertising 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 July 23.
US attorney general facing more pressure (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The US attorney general risks a perjury probe if he does not clarify apparent contradictions in his testimony about warrantless spying, a Senate chairman says.
Reed Smith health-care lawyer going to Marshall Dennehey (BizJournals)
Health-care lawyer Katherine Keefe will leave Reed Smith for Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.
Lawyer known as calm voice (The News & Observer)
James D. "Butch" Williams, a prominent Durham lawyer and sports agent, is part of a team of attorneys representing Michael Vick, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback charged with operating a dogfighting ring.
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 Denied Referral Fee Over Lack of Client Consent (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Expect many challengers in Winnebago County's '08 state's attorney race (Rockford Register Star)
ROCKFORD — Challengers to newly appointed Winnebago County State's Attorney Phil Nicolosi could emerge before Nicolosi even takes the oath of office.
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.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Lawyer: Canseco met with Mitchell (Boston Globe)
Baseball George Mitchell , the former Senate majority leader who was appointed by commissioner Bud Selig to head the investigation into steroids in the sport, has met with Jose Canseco , the former slugger's lawyer told The New York Times . Canseco, an admitted past user of steroids who wrote a book two years ago about steroid use in baseball, ...
Lawyer loses bank charge case (ITV.com)
A young lawyer has lost his legal bid to obtain damages from NatWest for "unfair" penalty charges. Tom Brennan's case against the bank was dismissed by a judge in the High Court in London.
Lawyer loses bank charge case (ITV.com)
A young lawyer has lost his legal bid to obtain damages from NatWest for "unfair" penalty charges. Tom Brennan's case against the bank was dismissed by a judge at the City of London County Court.
Haneef's lawyer calls Andrews 'a buffoon' (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Bangalore, July 30 (ANI): Doctor Mohamed Haneef's lawyer has called Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews a buffoon. Peter Russo, considered a hero in Dr Haneef 's household for bailing the latter out, made the statement while reacting to the minister's statement regarding protective information against Haneef. Russo, on his first visit to India, said that Andrews was ...
Embattled attorney general to visit Fla. (7 News Miami)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Embattled attorney general Alberto Gonzales is scheduled to make a stop in Fort Lauderdale today.
Attorney asks to ban symbols in Morva trial (NBC 12 Richmond)
William Morva's attorney has asked a judge to ban visible sentiment for the two men Morva is charged with killing during his client's September trial. Morva was the object of a manhunt that paralyzed the Virginia Tech community last summer.
US Attorney General Stops By South Florida (CBS4 Miami)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be in South Florida Monday to deliver remarks at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Conference.
Google lawyer: YouTube filtering system coming this fall (Ars Technica)
A Google lawyer says that content filtering could be coming to everyone's favorite video site as soon as September, but a company spokesperson is less optimistic. In any case, the lawsuits against it march on. Read More...
Attorney seeks fees in school assignments case (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An attorney who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected the use of race in assigning students to Louisville schools asked a judge is now seeking fees from the court. Teddy B. Gordon of Louisville is asking U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II to award him a yet-to-be determined amount for his work in winning the case. Gordon took a $1 retainer from the plaintiffs, but said he spent thousands ...
Lawyer Ron captures Whitney Handicap (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron, with John Velazquez in the saddle, used a stalking run to propel himself to a 4 3/4 length victory in Saturday's $750,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. The time for the 1 1/8 mile race was 1:46.64, a new track record. Lawyer Ron, one of three horses in the race trained by Todd Pletcher, snapped a two-race losing streak and guaranteed a spot in the $5 million Breeders' Cup ...
Attorney seeks fees in school assignments case (WAVE 3 Louisville)
An attorney who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected the use of race in assigning students to Louisville schools asked a judge is now seeking fees from the court.
Embattled Attorney General Mum On Problems (Local 10 Miami)
Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales speaks at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement conference in Fort Lauderdale. INSIDE: Video
Fannin County adds district attorney title (Herald Democrat)
BONHAM — The 80th Texas Legislature passed and Gov. Rick Perry signed into law HB 421 that creates the criminal district attorney in Fannin County and abolishes the office of county attorney effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Lawyer in Duke case aiding Vick (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Durham, N.C. — A Durham lawyer who represented an unindicted player in the now-debunked Duke lacrosse rape case is working on another high-profile sports case: the dogfighting investigation involving NFL quarterback Michael Vick. James D. "Butch" Williams, who also works as an agent for professional athletes, is one of five attorneys representing the Atlanta Falcons star. "I can't talk too much ...
Local attorney running for judge (The Carrollton Leader)
Karen Guerra, prominent local attorney, announced this week that she is seeking election as Judge of the 16th District Court in Denton County. Mrs. Guerra has been an attorney for almost 18 years and currently operates a private law practice in Carrollton, Texas.