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Attorney's Tuberculosis To Be Reclassified (WCSH 6 Portland)
DENVER (AP) -- Doctors treating the Atlanta attorney with tuberculosis who touched off an international health scare have decided to reclassify his type of TB, officials said Tuesday.
Lawyer has less severe form of TB (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal health official said Tuesday that the globe-trotting lawyer who caused an international public health incident in May has a less severe form of tuberculosis than health officials previously diagnosed.
Lawyer who traveled with TB has less serious form than first thought (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
The globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international public health incident by traveling while infected with tuberculosis has a less severe form of
U.S. lawyer has less severe form of TB: official (CTV.ca)
U.S. health officials say a globe-trotting lawyer who caused an international scare by travelling while infected with tuberculosis has a less severe form of the disease than previously thought.
Tazewell state’s attorney says shooting justified (The Pantagraph)
PEKIN — The shooting of a Creve Coeur man by police on May 24 was justified, according to an opinion issued Monday by the Tazewell County state’s attorney.
Report: Lawyer's tuberculosis less severe than originally feared (USA Today)
We're awaiting the start of a news conference where officials are expected to discuss the health of Andrew Speaker, the tuberculosis-infected lawyer who was quarantined last month at a Denver hospital after causing an international health scare. The AP is...
N. Colorado punter: Cops ignored lawyer request (ESPN)
A former Northern Colorado punter accused of stabbing the starter testified that he felt bullied while being interrogated by detectives -- even being called offensive names -- and that he implied he wanted a lawyer, only to be ignored.
Local attorney killed in auto accident (News Democrat & Leader)
Local attorney John Miller, 42 of Russellville died at 1 a.m. Sunday, July 1 near his farm on Coopertown Road. Miller was a co-owner and instructor at the former Koan Yoga and Martial Arts and was the owner of Wizards Gaming Store in Russellville.
Attorney General: No One Should Have Been At Secured Crime Scene (WTOV 9 Steubenville)
Officials with the Ohio attorney general's office said no one should have been at the scene where a Wellsville woman was shot to death.
Judge works to reduce pauper-attorney costs (Perry County News)
TELL CITY — “If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.” So goes one line of rights crime suspects are informed about when they’re being arrested. For suspects in Perry County who can’t afford attorneys, the county gets the bill.
Atlanta Lawyer's Tuberculosis Was Misidentified (NPR)
Andrew Speaker, the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling while infected with tuberculosis, has a less severe form of the disease than previously diagnosed, a Denver hospital official said Tuesday.
Enviro lawyer to head state air resources board (San Francisco Chronicle)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday tapped a longtime environmental lawyer to head the embattled California Air Resources Board as it carries out the state's sweeping plan to fight global warming. Mary Nichols, 62, will return to the same job she...
County Attorney Reacts to New Employer Sanctions Law (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas enters uncharted territory with the new employer sanctions law. "It's something that hasn't been done in any other state. It is new, uncharted territory," he said.
Pensacola attorney pleads no contest to felony charges (The Daily Comet)
PENSACOLA, Fla. An attorney disbarred after admitting he misappropriated more than $600,000 from clients' accounts pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges.
Los Angeles Times calls on city attorney to resign (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 5:03 p.m. July 3 (AP): The Los Angeles Times called on City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo to resign in an editorial Tuesday that cited “his overweening ambition and his inattention to the details and ethics of his office.”
Atlanta lawyer has less severe form TB (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By COLLEEN SLEVIN and MIKE STOBBE New tests show the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis has a less severe form of the disease, doctors said Tuesday. The dramatic announcement from physicians treating Andrew Speaker raised immediate questions about the accuracy of the diagnosis by U.S. government health ...
Los Angeles Times calls on city attorney to resign (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
An editorial in today's Los Angeles Times calls on City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo (dehl-gah-DEE'-yoh) to resign.
Atlanta lawyer has less severe form TB (AP via Yahoo! News)
New tests show the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis has a less severe form of the disease, doctors said Tuesday.
District Attorney Dumanis Appointed To New Post (KGTV San Diego)
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will serve as first vice president of the California District Attorneys Association for the next year.
Ed Jew Urges Attorney General to Keep Him in Office (KRON 4 Bay Area)
Posted July 3, 2007 at 7:55 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Embattled San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is asking the State Attorney General to protect him from an effort to kick him out of office.
Atlanta lawyer has less severe form of tuberculosis; CDC test results in question (The Star Online)
DENVER (AP): New tests show the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling with what was diagnosed as a dangerous form of tuberculosis has a less severe form of the disease, doctors said.
Lead Attorney Absent From Record Producer's Murder Trial to Tape TV Show (Law.com)
Phil Spector's lead attorney has decided the record producer's murder case can continue just fine without jurors seeing one key element -- himself. Bruce Cutler, the New York lawyer who opened the proceedings in April as the star performer, is taking time out from the 10-week-old trial to film a new courtroom TV show, "Jury Duty." Cutler might not be breaking any ethical rules by taping the show ...
3rd Circuit Panel Reverses Lawyer's Disqualification in Employment Case (Law.com)
No ethical rules are violated when a plaintiffs lawyer in an employment discrimination case communicates directly with another employee of the company if that worker is not in a position of authority and does not communicate regularly with the company's lawyers, the 3rd Circuit has ruled. The panel reversed a decision by U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter, who disqualfied attorney Jana Barnett ...
Eau Claire District Attorney to Handle Hudson Vandalism Case (WEAU Eau Claire)
The St. Croix County District Attorney's office tells NewsCenter 13 that White will handle the case, largely to cut costs between the departments
American lawyer's TB not as severe (The Kansas City Star)
DENVER | New tests show that the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis has a less severe form, doctors said Tuesday.
Attorney for Mills starting appeals process (The Times-Reporter)
An attorney on behalf of Marsha J. Mills has begun the appeals process for the 56-year-old New Philadelphia woman convicted of murder last month. Public Defender Gerald A. Latanich filed Mills’ notice of appeal Monday in the Fifth District Court of Appeals.
N.J. attorney general names her top aide (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A former federal prosecutor best known for leading investigations into health-care fraud has been appointed to the No. 2 post in the New Jersey Attorney General's office.
Globe-trotting lawyer has less severe form of TB (Pioneer Press)
DENVER - New tests show the globe-trotting U.S. lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis has a less severe form of the disease, doctors said Tuesday.
Angel two-timed Diaz and his wife: lawyer (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New York, July 4 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz and magician Criss Angel were dating while he was also having a relationship with his estranged wife, the lawyer for the illusionist's ex has alleged.
County attorney reprimanded by state board (Quad-City Times)
Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has been publicly reprimanded by the Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board for failing to properly handle an estate he took on in his private law practice, documents state.
Second N.O. officer fired in police beating of lawyer (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley fired a veteran sergeant who investigators determined was involved in the beating of a 25-year-old lawyer in the French Quarter late last year. He is the second officer fired in that case in two days.
3rd Circuit Panel Reverses Lawyer's Disqualification in Employment Case (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
No ethical rules are violated when a plaintiffs lawyer in an employment discrimination case communicates directly with another employee of the company if that worker is not in a position of authority and does not communicate regularly with the company's lawyers, the 3rd Circuit has ruled.
Board hires new staff attorney (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
After more than a year, Georgetown County finally has a staff attorney again. Wesley P. Bryant, 25, has been hired to replace John "Mac" Tolar, who left the post in March 2006. Since March, the county has been contracting with the McNair law firm to handle its legal services.
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
New attorney general names her deputy (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON: A former federal prosecutor who helped document health care fraud at New Jersey's medical and dental school was named Monday to the No. 2 position in the Attorney General's Office.
Kane state's attorney John Barsanti will seek re-election (The Batavia Sun)
GENEVA -- Kane County State's Attorney John Barsanti said running for re-election on a platform of things he will do in the future is difficult.
Attorney for defendant says client has been found not competent to stand trial (Reno Gazette-Journal)
FERNLEY-The attorney for a Fernley woman ordered to undergo a competency evaluation before arraignment on multiple charges that include attempted murder, has said her client has been found not competent to stand trial.
Lawyer's TB less dangerous (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
New tests show the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis -- extensively drug-resistant TB -- has a less severe form of the disease, doctors said Tuesday. The announcement from physicians treating Andrew Speaker raised immediate questions about the accuracy of the diagnosis by U.S. government health officials who ...
Former UMW President Gets High-Profile Attorney For DWI Case (CBS 6 Richmond)
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Former University of Mary Washington President William Frawley will have a high-profile attorney in his corner when he's tried in Fairfax County.
Kaua‘i attorney recognized for work in Pflueger case (The Garden Island)
North Shore-based attorney Teresa Tico got national recognition this week for her role in assessing the largest amount of restitution ever paid by an individual polluter.
Attorney faces prison for filching clients' cash (Orlando Sentinel)
An attorney disbarred after admitting he misappropriated more than $600,000 from clients' accounts pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges.
Lawyer fears TV drama reaction (Herald Sun)
A LAWYER who gave up his practising certificate after being charged with conspiracy to murder fears a TV drama about the gangland war kill his hopes of getting it back.
Prosecutor, defense attorney make closing arguments in McClish trial (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
In closing statements in the trial of Michael McClish on Tuesday, the prosecutor portrayed McClish as a dominant, sexually abusive man while the defense attorney told jurors evidence was lacking to convict his Ben Lomond client.
Jharkhand lawyer to challenge high court sentence (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Ranchi, July 4 (IANS) A lawyer sentenced by the Jharkhand High Court to six months in jail for showing disrespect to the court has decided to challenged the ruling in the apex court.
Spector's lawyer takes reality break to film show (Daily Telegraph)
PHIL Spector's bombastic lead lawyer has decided the record producer's murder case can continue just fine without jurors seeing one key element - himself.
Jharkhand lawyer to challenge high court sentence (Calcutta News)
A lawyer sentenced by the Jharkhand High Court to six months in jail for showing disrespect to the court has decided to challenged the ruling in the apex court.
WWE ATTORNEY JERRY MCDEVITT DISCUSSES BENOIT CASE, WWE'S STATEMENTS, STEROID TESTING & MORE; MARC MERO, STEVE BLACKMAN ... (PWinsider)
MSNBC's Scarborough Country featured an appearance by World Wrestling Entertainment's primary attorney Jerry McDevitt about the Benoit family tragedy last night, interviewed by Dan Abrams about the Benoit case, steroids in WWE and more.
County attorney refuses Dodge City misdemeanor cases (Dodge Globe)
Ford County Attorney John Sauer has decided he will no longer try misdemeanor cases filed in his office that come from inside Dodge City.
Pensacola Attorney Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges (WTVY Dothan)
An attorney disbarred after admitting he misappropriated more than half a million dollars from clients' accounts pleaded no contest to felony charges.
Judge delays lawsuit against former attorney pending federal case (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A St. Clair County judge has put on hold a civil lawsuit against a former Illinois attorney until federal charges against him involving sex, drugs and minors are resolved.