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SF Supervisor's Attorney Respond To Charges (NBC 11 Bay Area)
Attorneys for San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew announced Thursday they have filed a lengthy response to City Attorney Dennis Herrera's application to begin efforts toward removing Jew from his seat on the Board of Supervisors.
TB-infected U.S. lawyer faces lawsuit in Quebec court over decision to fly (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL (CP) - The American personal-injury lawyer who caused a health scare after flying despite being infected with a potent form of tuberculosis is facing a lawsuit by three of his fellow passengers.
Attorney general candidates report campaign finances (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - July 5, 2007 8:24 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Several candidates in the increasingly crowded attorney general race reported their campaign finances today.
British company buys American Lawyer (The Providence Journal)
Bruce Wasserstein, the chairman of Lazard Ltd., agreed yesterday to sell American Lawyer magazine and the rest of his legal and real-estate publishing business to Incisive Media of the United Kingdom for $630 million.
Idaho's U.S. attorney takes Justice Department post (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - July 5, 2007 8:44 PM ET BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The US Attorney for the District of Idaho in Boise has resigned to become associate deputy attorney general for violent crime with...
State's Attorney Revisits Page Case (KELO Sioux Falls)
Lawrence County State's Attorney John Fitzgerald talks about why he went for the death penalty and how he has dealt with the delay
Idaho's U.S. attorney takes Justice Department post (KIFI)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The US Attorney for the District of Idaho in Boise has resigned to become associate deputy attorney general for violent crime with the Justice Department.
SF city attorney calls racial bias claim baseless -- Supe Ed Jew's camp sees prejudice (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera angrily dismissed new suggestions that his effort to oust Ed Jew from the Board of Supervisors is a racial attack against the Chinese American politician. "Desperate people do desperate things,'' Herrera said...
Idaho's U.S. attorney takes Justice Department post (The Olympian)
U.S. Attorney Tom Moss has resigned to become an associate deputy attorney general for violent crime with the federal Justice Department.
Lawyer blasts police department (The Providence Journal)
WOONSOCKET — More drama has engulfed the city Police Department, this time after a lawyer charged that he was denied access to a client who was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly stealing a car.
Wasserstein sells American Lawyer unit (AP via Yahoo! News)
Incisive Media, a British business news provider, said Thursday it will pay about $630 million to buy the publisher of The American Lawyer and other titles as it seeks to boost its product range and strengthen its foothold in North America.
Ga. Lawyer Jailed for Alleged Escape Plot for Client (Law.com)
A Georgia grand jury has indicted a lawyer with at least 28 years of experience on allegations that he gave a weapon to a client facing armed robbery charges. The indictment charges William P. Keenan with furnishing a dangerous weapon to an inmate and conspiracy to commit escape, both felonies. Prosecutors say that Keenan gave Dareon Varner a 14-inch pruning saw blade. Keenan is now incarcerated, ...
Attorney dispute may go to court (The Trenton Times)
WEST WINDSOR -- The standoff between Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh and the new township council over whether to replace the township attorney will probably end in a lawsuit by next week, Hsueh said yesterday.
U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman is leaving (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Rich Manieri, a former Fox29 News producer who joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia as spokesman six years ago, is leaving next month. The only person in his office quoted more often in the media since 2001 was his boss, U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan.
Bond raters probed by Ohio attorney general (Akron Beacon Journal)
Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings are under investigation by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, who is seeking to hold the three biggest ratings companies liable for losses in bonds tied to the subprime mortgage market, Fortune reported on its Web site.
Incisive Media buying The American Lawyer (Toronto Star)
Incisive Media, a London-based business information company, said yesterday it is buying the publisher of The American Lawyer and other specialty titles from buyout specialist Wasserstein & Co. L.P. for about $630 million (U.S.) in cash.
Distinguished city lawyer, L. Drew Redden, dies at 84 (Birmingham News)
Lawrence Drew Redden of Birmingham, who had a long distinguished legal and military career, died Monday. He was 84. Mr. Redden was known as a skilled lawyer with a strong feel for the courtroom. As a law student, he was selected as the Alabama Law Review's first editor-in-chief in 1948.
Attorney picked in Green Bay stabbing case (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
After three appearances in Brown County Intake Court, Arcadio Medina-Ibarra has an attorney and a date for a preliminary hearing.
Attorney hit with new set of child porn charges (The Beacon News)
After pleading guilty to attempted possession of child pornography in 2000, Aurora attorney Kenneth Mateas' law license was put on permanent probation.
9/11 lawyer will distribute Virginia Tech victims fund (Denver Post)
A lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim-compensation program will help Virginia Tech distribute its $7.1 million fund for victims of the school's shootings, university officials said Thursday.
Judge won't hear cases involving Broward State Attorney's Office (Sun-Sentinel)
Zack faces investigation over loan The Broward State Attorney's Office has agreed to have all of its cases before embattled County Court Judge Robert S. Zack reassigned to another judge.
S.F. Attorney: Ed Jew getting 'desperate' (The San Francisco Examiner)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday denied suggestions that race played a role in his investigation of whether Supervisor Ed Jew violated city residency laws and that he withheld evidence in his legal filing with the state Attorney General's Office.
Lawyer faces new child porn charges (Chicago Tribune)
Officials say images seized from his home An Aurora attorney who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges several years ago and became the first lawyer in Illinois history to have his license placed on indefinite probation is accused again of possessing child porn.
SAN FRANCISCO / City attorney rejects Ed Jew's racial bias claim / Herrera calls accusation a 'desperate' act -- ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera angrily dismissed new suggestions that his effort to oust Ed Jew from the Board of Supervisors is a racial attack against the Chinese American politician. "Desperate people do desperate things,'' Herrera said...
Incisive Media to buy American Lawyer (Baltimore Sun)
British company to pay $630 million Bruce Wasserstein, the chairman of Lazard Ltd., has agreed to sell The American Lawyer magazine and the rest of his legal and real estate publishing business to Incisive Media PLC of the United Kingdom for $630 million.
Lawyer To Oversee VT Victims' Fund (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech officials say a lawyer who administered claims from the September 11th terrorist attacks will advise the school on how to handle its $7 million fund to aid the shooting
Aurora attorney again faces child porn charges (Daily Herald)
An Aurora attorney who recently began practicing law again after his license was suspended for three years once again faces child pornography possession charges.
Honeywell's Penny-Pinching Top Lawyer Squeezes Fees (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Kreindler, the top lawyer at Honeywell International Inc., likes to buy his briefs in bulk. Kreindler said he hopes to trim work from hundreds of law firms in Europe this year to gain volume discounts.
Lawyer Accused Of Bringing Gun To Courthouse (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer was arrested Thursday, accused of bringing a loaded gun into the Broward County courthouse.
Woman says she was denied attorney (WHOI Peoria)
ROLLING MEADOWS, ILL. (AP) -- A Bloomington woman accused of stabbing a friend to death says she was denied her right to an attorney.
Idaho's U.S. Attorney Takes Justice Department Post (KBCI Boise)
The U-S Attorney for the District of Idaho in Boise has resigned to become associate deputy attorney general for violent crime with the Justice Department.
Fair hearing welcome news for Field's lawyer (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Taito Phillip Field's lawyer is pleased the case against his client is proceeding to the next stage.
ACLU attorney reacts to dismissed charges in Kichline slaying (The Citizens' Voice)
Attorney Witold "Vic" Walczak, of the American Civil Liberties Union, is lead co-counsel in the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Hazleton's illegal immigration ordinance.
State dismisses complaint from former city attorney (Gazette Extra Sports)
LAKE GENEVA-Former City Attorney Michael Rielly said he won't appeal a state decision that Lake Geneva did not discriminated against him when he was removed from office last year.
9/11 fund lawyer will help Va. Tech (Boston Globe)
A lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim compensation program will help Virginia Tech distribute its $7.1 million fund for victims of the mass shootings, university officials said Thursday.
Texas Lawyer's parent company being sold (BizJournals)
Incisive Media is buying ALM, the owner of Texas Lawyer, from U.S. Equity Partners LP for $630 million in cash.
Lawyer says accused killer is only a child (Calgary Sun)
MEDICINE HAT — The decision of a girl to run off with her lover after he’d slaughtered her family must be viewed through a child’s eyes, her lawyer said today.
Attorney for waitress says she has more info about mayor sex plot (WMCTV Memphis)
A 29-year-old nightclub waitress who claims that a prominent attorney paid her to entangle the Memphis mayor in a sex scandal has more to tell about the alleged plot, her attorney said. Gwendolyn Smith is currently serving time in a Nashville jail for probation violation from an unrelated conviction, attorney Jay Bailey told the Memphis Daily News.
Miss N.J.'s Lawyer Meets With Attorney General (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
The lawyer for Miss New Jersey says he's met with the state Attorney General's office about an alleged blackmail attempt against her. . WEB EXTRA: Miss N.J. Discusses Threat More Local News... Get CBS 3 On The Go
Attorney for waitress says she has more info about mayor sex plot (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - July 6, 2007 4:25 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A nightclub waitress reportedly has more to tell about a prominent attorney she says paid her to entangle the Memphis mayor in a...
Attorney Enters Not Guilty Plea For Indicted SC State Treasurer (NBC 26 Augusta)
An attorney for suspended state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel entered a --not-- guilty plea today at his arraignment on a federal cocaine charge
13-year-old's lawyer blames boyfriend for triple murder (Vancouver Province)
A 13-year-old girl accused of killing a local family with her much older boyfriend was the victim of a "tragic misunderstanding," her defence lawyer said in court Friday.
Legal Aid Lawyer Accused Of Taping Female Co-Workers (WNBC)
A former Legal Aid Society lawyer was arrested Friday on charges he used a video camera hidden in a clock to tape female co-workers undressing in their offices at the start and end of their work days.
U.S. Attorney for Northern Calif. will remain in post (The Fresno Bee)
Scott Schools, the interim U.S. attorney for Northern California, told his staff Friday that he has had a change of heart and would remain in the post until a permanent successor is named.
Lawyer advertising still controversial after 30 years (Minnesota Public Radio)
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling allowing lawyer advertising. While some cringe at the "have you been injured in an accident?" commercials, there are just as many supporters who say lawyer advertising has broadened public access to legal help.
Lawyer Wants Ariz. Fined in Suit over English Language Programs (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
PHOENIX - A lawyer wants a federal judge to fine the Arizona Legislature and declare it in contempt of a court order to spend more on English language programs.
Slaying suspect fires attorney, wants to plead guilty (East Valley Tribune)
Quintuple slaying suspect William Miller fired his attorney Friday and will now represent himself in his death-penalty case in which he wants to plead guilty.
Accused killer in Barrington Estates murders fires his attorney (12 News Phoenix)
A defendant facing a possible death sentence in the slayings of five people in Mesa fired his attorney Friday against the advice of a judge, clearing a path to a possible guilty plea in the Barrington Estates murders.
Accused killer in Barrington Estates murders fires his attorney (The Arizona Republic)
A defendant facing a possible death sentence in the slayings of five people in Mesa fired his attorney today against the advice of a judge, clearing a path to a possible guilty plea in the Barrington Estates murders.
Attorney who leaked grand jury testimony agrees to longer prison sentence (7 News Boston)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The attorney who leaked grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other elite athletes investigated for steroid use agreed to a maximum sentence of two years and 9 months in prison, nine months longer than his original plea bargain.