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Former attorney for Spector now in ethical bind Refusing to testify may bring jail time (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Inmates help battle Los Padres blaze Associated Press An inmate firefighting crew from Monterrey move into position Friday to clear a safe zone atop a ridgeline along the Zaca "catwalk" in Santa Barbara county near Los Olivos. The fire, which started July 4th, has consumed 1,200 acres and is starting to burn in the Los Padres National Forrest. Former attorney for Spector now in ethical bind
Detained doctor treated unfairly: lawyer (The Australian)
THE Indian doctor being detained in Brisbane for allegedly being involved in the failed UK bomb plot is being treated unfairly, his lawyer Peter Russo says.
Lawyer: Bush told ex-staff to ignore subpoena (MSNBC)
The Bush administration is urging a former White House political director to ignore a subpoena and not testify before Congress about the firings of federal prosecutors, her lawyer says. [!]
Attorney General investigating council meeting (Monroe County Clarion)
The Illinois Attorney General's office is looking into reports the Columbia City Council's executive session June 25 was illegal.
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.
Lawyer: Miss N.J. Gets New Blackmail Package (WCBS-TV New York)
There was another attempt to blackmail Miss New Jersey. That's what Amy Polumbo's lawyer tells the New York Post and New York Daily News. Anthony Caruso said a package was received Saturday containing a threatening letter and possibly new photographs of the 22-year-old Howell resident.
District Attorney looking to churches to cut truancy (WREG-TV Memphis)
The Shelby County District Attorney is making the rounds this weekend at Mid South churches. He's not asking to change laws or making a case for stiffer penalties. He's looking for a few good men and women who want to make a difference in the lives of troubled teens.
Attorney: meeting planned on Ward Churchill's fate (9 News Denver)
BOULDER – The attorney for CU professor Ward Churchill says the Regents of the University of Colorado will meet later this month to talk about Churchill's future at the school.
Hinds Co. Supervisors attorney named president of Miss. Association of County Board Attorneys (The Clarion-Ledger)
Hinds County Board of Supervisors attorney Azande Williams has been named president of the Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys.
Ballistic expert-lawyer report today (The Times of India)
A Delhi Police report on the "alleged nexus" between the ballistic expert and a lawyer associated with the Jessica Lall case is likely to be placed before Delhi High Court on Monday.
County Attorney addresses Flores' guilty plea (ABC 7 El Paso)
County Attorney Jose R. Rodriguez issued a statement with regards to the ongoing FBI investigation, as well as the guilty plea from former County Commissioner Betti Flores.
City lawyer in age-discrimination battle (Times Online)
One of the legal world’s most eagerly awaited spectacles for years is to start at an employment tribunal today when a senior City lawyer accuses his former partners of age discrimination.
Terror suspect treated unfairly: lawyer (Perth Now)
THE Indian doctor being detained in Brisbane for allegedly being involved in the failed UK bomb plot is being treated unfairly, his lawyer Peter Russo said.
County Attorney Reacts To Flores' Guilty Plea (KFOX 14 El Paso)
The El Paso County attorney released this statement Sunday afternoon following the guilty plea of former county Commissioner Betti Flores.
Haneef lawyer gets access to investigation material (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for Doctor Mohamed Haneef says he has finally been given material pertaining to his detention in Brisbane.
Miss New Jersey's lawyer says she received second blackmail package (CNews)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Miss New Jersey has received a second threatening package from someone trying to blackmail her into relinquishing her crown, her lawyer said.
Haneef's lawyer gets access; overseas doctors decry 'media circus' (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) The lawyer of Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef, a Gold Coast registrar held in police custody in Brisbane since July 2 for the foiled bomb attacks in London and Glasgow, said Monday he had finally been given material pertaining to his client's detention even as the head of a doctors' body decried the 'media circus' surrounding the episode that might put all overseas doctors in ...
Haneef treated unfairly, says his lawyer (Sify News)
Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef held in Brisbane for a suspected link to the failed UK bomb plot is being treated unfairly, his lawyer claimed on Monday.
Wife of Ex-Spy Says CIA Blocked Her From Lawyer (The New York Sun)
The wife of a former spy is accusing the CIA of blocking communication between her and her lawyer about a suit she filed against the intelligence agency in 2006. In a brief filed in a Manhattan federal court on Friday, the wife of a former covert CIA official, identified in the heavily blacked-out case only as Jane Doe, says the agency violated the attorney-client relationship by prohibiting her ...
Haneef treated unfairly, says his lawyer (Outlook India)
Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef held in Brisbane for a suspected link to the failed UK bomb plot is being treated unfairly, his lawyer claimed today.
Attorney charged in child-porn case (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – An Aurora attorney has been charged in connection with possessing and reproducing various forms of child pornography.
Tasered burn victim’s family hires attorney (The San Angelo Standard-Times)
An attorney hired to represent the family of Johnny F. Lopez — the San Angelo man who died from burn injuries he received after a San Angelo police officer used a Taser on him — is investigating the incident and might pursue a claim against the City of San Angelo. Carlos Rodriguez, an associate attorney with Webb, Stokes & Sparks, L.L.C., said he can’t comment on what avenue the law firm will ...
Shelton lawyer a federal judge (The Olympian)
Longtime Shelton lawyer Ben Settle starts life as a federal judge in Tacoma today, in effect starting a new line of work at 59.
Moodie applies to have lawyer's debt claim struck out (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
High profile human rights lawyer Rob Moodie is seeking to have a claim against him by a fellow lawyer for $100,000 struck out.
Detained Indian doc wanted to leave Australia in a hurry:Attorney General (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Sydney, July 9 (ANI): Australia's Attorney General Phillip Ruddock today said that the Indian doctor detained by Australian Police in connection with the foiled June 30 UK bombing attempts appeared to be in a hurry to leave the country. Ruddock was quoted by The Daily Telegraph as telling Southern Cross Broadcasting that 27-year-old Mohammed Haneef had a one-way ticket to fly to India just ...
Police apply to extend Haneef's detention: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for Gold Coast doctor Mohammed Haneef says the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have made a second application to continue holding his client without charge.
Lawyer Ramey’s license could be revoked (The Des Moines Register)
Ex-Iowa star lawyer could have his license revoked, but his whereabouts are unknown.
Higgs' lawyer: Juror's chat justifies new trial (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A lawyer for Chaz Higgs, convicted and sentenced 10 days ago for killing his wife, Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine, has asked for a new trial because one of the jurors on the case had a chat with Judge Chuck Weller during the trial.
Lawyer: Police seek to extend detention in Australia of Britain terror plot suspect (Associated Press via Yahoo! India News)
Australian police have asked a judge to extend the detention without charge of an Indian doctor arrested a week ago in connection to the failed terrorist plot in London and Scotland, his lawyer said Monday.
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.
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.
Attorney donates money for Supper Club fire marker (WFMJ Youngstown)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati attorney has donated the full amount for putting up a historical marker at the spot of a 1977 disaster outside the city.
Ill. Attorney General Alerts Consumers about Tire Safety Hazards (Insurance Journal)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued a warning to consumers about defectively-manufactured tires that may have been sold in Illinois and could create a potential safety hazard for those r
Lawyer charged with sodomy posts bond (St. Charles Journal)
Lawyer Eric Tolen, who once represented the St. Charles City Council, was released from St. Louis County Jail on Tuesday after a judge allowed him to post property as bond.
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.
Attorney announces bid for Mann's Lee Commission seat (Bonita Daily News)
Attorney Shawn Seliger announced Monday he's seeking the Lee County Commission seat in District 5.
Lawyer fights legal fee claim (The New Zealand Herald)
Human rights lawyer Rob Moodie is seeking to have a claim against him by a fellow lawyer for $100,000 struck out.
U.S. Attorney's office investigates Judy Ride Foundation (BizJournals)
The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri is investigating the Judy Ride Foundation, Rich Laughlin, treasurer for the nonprofit, confirmed Monday.
U.S. attorney's office investigates Judy Ride Foundation (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The U. S. attorney's office here is investigating the Judy Ride Foundation, the board of directors of the 10-year-old breast cancer foundation said Monday.
HOUSTON (AP) - John Hill, the only person in state history to serve as state secretary, attorney general and chief ... (The Brownsville Herald)
HOUSTON (AP) - John Hill, the only person in state history to serve as state secretary, attorney general and chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, died Monday. He was 83.
Attorney's donation buys marker for fatal fire (Telegraph-Forum)
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati attorney who represented the families of several people who died the third-deadliest nightclub fire in American history in 1977 has donated $1,950 to put up a marker near the hilltop site in nearby Southgate, Ky.
Attorney reprimanded by S.C. high court for train derailment ads (The Daily Comet)
COLUMBIA, S.C. The South Carolina Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded a Louisiana-based lawyer who set up an office in South Carolina following a deadly train derailment and described himself as a "neighborhood attorney" in local advertisements.
Attorney reprimanded for misrepresentation after Graniteville train derailment (WIS News 10 Columbia)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - The state Supreme Court has reprimanded an attorney for misrepresenting his legal practice and expertise to potential clients after the Graniteville train derailment.
Lawyer: No plea deal at this time for wrestler's doctor (AccessNorthGA)
A lawyer for the personal doctor to pro wrestler Chris Benoit said Monday his client has no plans at this time to plead guilty to improperly prescribing medication to two other patients, but he didn't rule out the idea down the road.
Attorney Pays To Place Marker At Fire Site (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
Attorney Stan Chesley has donated the full amount for putting up a historical marker at the spot of a 1977 disaster in northern Kentucky.
Tribunal ‘had no power’ over lawyer who dealt in drugs (The Herald)
A solicitors' watchdog has called for a change in the law after it was unable to impose an effective punishment on a lawyer jailed for drug dealing. Angela Baillie was sentenced to 32 months for smuggling heroin and valium into Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow.
Lawyer: No plea deal for wrestler Benoit's doctor (The Clarion-Ledger)
A lawyer for the personal doctor to pro wrestler Chris Benoit said today his client has no plans at this time to plead guilty to improperly prescribing medication to two other patients, but he didn't rule out the idea down the road.
This is not natural justice: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
The lawyer for a doctor detained in Australia over the failed UK terror plot complains his client is not receiving fair treatment.
This is not justice: lawyer (The Age)
Lawyer for doctor detained in Brisbane over failed UK terror plot says system is denying his client natural justice.
Mortgage-payment pinch: Talk to your lender or an attorney? (Market Watch)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (MarketWatch) -- Are you among the adjustable-rate mortgage borrowers getting notice of a high unaffordable loan payment? Although lenders, regulators and credit counselors urge you to contact your lender, a phone call to an attorney in your state might better clarify options.