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Newspaper Attorney Argues for Open Hearings (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney for Stephens Media represented The Morning News before a judge Tuesday, asking that hearings and motions filed in a road rage murder case be open to the public.
Police Should Be Free To Enforce Smoking Ban, City Attorney Argues (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Enforcement of Fayetteville's smoking ordinance should be left to the police department, City Attorney Kit Williams said in a brief filed Thursday.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Johnson Still Worries About Florida Asbestos Exposure (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
Mesothelioma lawyer Nick Johnson of Johnson Law Group, with principal offices in Houston, Texas, is finding that exposure to asbestos in Florida remains a concern today despite government regulations.
General's lawyer says client wants to defend self (The Daily Comet)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. The retired general considered for demotion after the friendly fire death of former pro football player Pat Tillman wants to defend himself before an Army board, his lawyer says.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Johnson Still Worries About Georgia Asbestos Exposure (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
Mesothelioma lawyer Nick Johnson of Johnson Law Group, with principal offices in Houston, Texas, is finding that exposure to asbestos in Georgia remains a concern today despite government regulations.
District Attorney Seeking Death Penalty Against Cuellar (WBTV Charlotte)
The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's office intends to seek the death penalty against a man charged with murdering his two children.
Former clients: Lawyer ruined our lives; Disbarred attorney guilty of stealing $1M, imprisoned (The Patriot Ledger)
BROCKTON - The victims scammed out of their savings by a disbarred lawyer told a judge Friday that their lives and those of their relatives had been ruined.
Lawyer: Britney Spears' Assistant Subpoenaed by K-Fed (Fox News)
An assistant to Britney Spears was subpoenaed Sunday to offer a statement in a legal matter concerning the pop star and ex-husband Kevin Federline, a lawyer said.
Rights lawyer Hill dies at 100 (The Washington Times)
RICHMOND (AP) — Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, has died at age 100, a family friend said.
Nigeria: EFCC - Attorney General is Right, Says Yadudu (AllAfrica.com)
Professor of Law at the Bayero University Kano, Auwalu Yad-udu has come to the defence of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Mike Aondoakaa (SAN), over his directive that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should seek permission from his office before prosecuting any suspect of corrupt practice.
Lawyer steps up for religious issues (The Washington Times)
When religious groups find their backs against the wall, Mark Chopko steps in to help. The D.C. lawyer has been providing damage control to religious organizations for more than two decades.
Nigeria: 'Separate Justice Minister, Attorney-General's Office' (AllAfrica.com)
Islamic Cleric, Dr Abdul-Lateef Adegbite, has called for a constitutional review to separate the office of the justice minister from the attorney-general.
District Attorney Keyes Remembered for Role in Aimee Semple McPherson Case (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Asa Keyes, district attorney of Los Angeles County from 1923-28, has been portrayed in movies and on the stage. He’s been depicted in connection with prosecutorial efforts that came after celebrity-minister Aimee Semple McPherson apparently faked having been kidnapped.
Lawyer accuses media of prejudice (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer for one of the five people charged over the abuse of dead Rotorua toddler Nia Glassie lashed out at the media yesterday following his client's court appearance.
Former Alabama Attorney General McDonald Gallion dies at 94 (NBC 15 Mobile)
Former two-term Alabama Attorney General McDonald Gallion died Saturday at his home in Montgomery. He was 94.
No lawyer thanks, I'd rather tell the truth (Stuff)
A savvy defendant has given a simple answer when asked if he wanted a lawyer to represent him: No thanks, he would rather tell the truth instead.
Lawyer Suspended (CJOB News First)
A Winnipeg lawyer could be in trouble with the Manitoba Law Society for the second time in two years.
Mary Winkler expected to be freed within days, attorney says (WMCTV Memphis)
A woman convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of her preacher husband is expected to be released from custody this week, her lawyer said Monday. Attorney Steve Farese Sr. said he expects Mary Winkler to be freed on either Tuesday or Wednesday from the mental health facility where she has been in treatment for about two months.
Bailey Slaying Suspect Has Problem Getting Lawyer (CBS 5 Bay Area)
A court hearing Monday for a 19-year-old handyman charged in the murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey was postponed because the suspect has had problems in getting a lawyer to represent him.
Attorney Wants Schools to Provide Enrollment Data (Skanner)
Should Congress hire a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ alleged lying under oath?
Attorney: Winkler likely to be free within days (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Mary Winkler's attorney expects her to be freed from custody this week. Winkler was convicted of manslaughter for the shooting death of her preacher husband in Selmer.
Mary Winkler expected to be freed within days, attorney says (The Tennessean)
Attorney said he expects Winkler to be freed on either Tuesday or Wednesday from the mental health facility where she has been in treatment for about two months
Attorney: Mary Winkler Could be Free Within Days (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
Winkler's attorney said he expects his client to be freed either tomorrow or Wednesday from the mental health facility where she has been in treatment for about two months.
Local attorney and law school educator Max Kravitz dies at 60 (The Columbus Dispatch)
Max Kravitz, a local criminal-defense attorney and Capital University Law School educator, died yesterday after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 60.
N.J. Attorney General Targets Social-Networking Sites (GigaLaw.com)
The New Jersey attorney general has asked a dozen Internet social networking sites to find out whether convicted New Jersey sex offenders have created profiles on their sites.
Dr Ali expects to be sacked: lawyer (Hastings Gazette)
Indian-trained Gold Coast doctor Mohammed Asif Ali is preparing to be sacked by Queensland Health this week, his lawyer says. Dr Asif Ali has admitted to lying on his resume and owning rubber stamps that could be used to forge medical testimonials.
Qualcomm lawyer resigns amid setbacks (AP via Yahoo! News)
Qualcomm Inc. said Monday its head lawyer resigned after a string of legal setbacks at the world's second-largest chipmaker for cell phones.
License for lawyer accused of taking $2.35 million suspended (The Daily Comet)
COLUMBIA, S.C. The South Carolina Supreme Court on Monday suspended the license of a lawyer accused of stealing $2.35 million from a client. Michael Timothy Jordan's license was suspended until further order of the court.
Final police report released on well-known attorney's death (9 News Denver)
DENVER - The investigative report of the February 23 death of attorney Michael Andre states: "Mr. Andre was responsible for his death. The case will be carried as 'unfounded' as to a crime."
Defense attorney's security clearance at issue in theft case (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - August 13, 2007 5:25 PM ET KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A defense attorney for a former contract worker charged with stealing uranium enrichment equipment from a nuclear cleanup...
QualComm's top lawyer quits (UPI)
U.S. wireless research-and-development company QualComm Inc. said its top lawyer had resigned following a series of undesirable legal rulings.
Dr Ali expects to be sacked: lawyer (Tenterfield Star)
Indian-trained Gold Coast doctor Mohammed Asif Ali is preparing to be sacked by Queensland Health this week, his lawyer says. Dr Asif Ali has admitted to lying on his resume and owning rubber stamps that could be used to forge medical testimonials.
Qualcomm lawyer resigns after setbacks (telecomasia.net)
(Associated Press via NewsEdge) Qualcomm said its head lawyer resigned after a string of legal setbacks at the world's second-largest chipmaker for mobile phones.
Accused Attorney in Bond Court (WCBD-TV Charleston)
To watch video online please click here to download the latest version of the Flash plugin. The state supreme court struck a blow to a local attorney accused of stealing more than $2 Million and faking his own death. The court suspended Michael Jordon's real estate license.
Qualcomm lawyer resigns after setbacks (AP via Yahoo! News)
Qualcomm Inc. said Monday its head lawyer resigned after a string of legal setbacks at the world's second-largest chipmaker for cell phones. Lou Lupin, 52, joined Qualcomm in 1995 and was elevated to general counsel in 2000, a position from which he led efforts to build and defend the company's vaunted business of licensing rights to its patented technology to other companies.
Qualcomm lawyer resigns after setbacks (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Qualcomm Inc. said Monday its head lawyer resigned after a string of legal setbacks at the world's second-largest chipmaker for cell phones. Lou Lupin, 52, joined Qualcomm in 1995 and was elevated to general counsel in 2000, a position from which he led efforts to build and defend the company's vaunted business of licensing rights to its patented technology to other companies. Carol Lam, one of ...
(AFX UK Focus) 2007-08-14 03:35 GMT: Taiwan opposition leader Ma cleared of corruption charges - attorney (Interactive Investor)
TAIPEI (XFN-ASIA) - The Taipei District Court has cleared Ma Ying-jeou, who is representing opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in the 2008 presidential race, of corruption charges, Ma's attorney Sung Yao-ming said.
Overruled! Supreme Court says Public Service Commission (PSC) breached natural justice rules - Government lawyer ... (Jamaica Gleaner)
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Public Service Commission (PSC) breached its regulations and the rules of natural justice, when it recommended to the Governor-General that government lawyer Lackston Robinson should be prematurely retired from the Public Service....
Witness discovery, prosecutor error prompt veteran attorney to quit (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The veteran assistant Ramsey County attorney who headed the prosecution of former fugitive and convicted murderer Gordon Weaver resigned on Monday. Fred Fink, 56, found himself in the middle of an internal investigation in the county attorney's office about whether prosecutors should have disclosed to Weaver's attorney that a witness had been located who could have testified about key laboratory ...
Attorney asks to have case tossed (The Advertiser-Tribune)
The Seneca County commissioners should be allowed to continue their chosen course of action to demolish the courthouse, according to Mark Landes, attorney for the commissioners.
Va. attorney general: Abuser fees constitutional (Bristol Herald Courier)
The state’s controversial abusive driver penalties need to be fine-tuned, but state Attorney General Bob McDonnell said here Monday they are likely constitutional.
Peter M. Zavaletta wears three hats: Brownsville Navigation District commissioner, attorney and taxpayer. He donned the ... (The Brownsville Herald)
Peter M. Zavaletta wears three hats: Brownsville Navigation District commissioner, attorney and taxpayer. He donned the latter two on Monday, filing suit against Dannenbaum Engineering Corp. in state district court.
Qualcomm lawyer, known for aggressive tactics, resigns (Los Angeles Times)
Its top lawyer resigns. A former U.S. attorney takes over and may take a friendlier tack.
Attorney general's office: Migrant funds 'misused' (The Washington Examiner)
District of Columbia Public Schools officials "misused" federal grants designed to help the children of migrant workers, and the city will now cooperate with an ongoing federal investigation, a spokeswoman for the D.C. attorney general told The Examiner on Monday.
New: Regna to run for state's attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – Lashing out at McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi on Tuesday, Crystal Lake attorney and former county prosecutor Daniel Regna announced his bid for state’s attorney for the 2008-12 term.
Banning lawyer defends veterans memorials (The Press-Enterprise)
Rees Lloyd describes himself as a radical who once worked by the side of legendary labor activist Cesar Chavez, helped organize a wildcat truckers strike in 1973 and worked as a staff lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Forced off road in DWI - attorney (New York Daily News)
An allegedly boozed-up driver who struck and killed a woman on his way home from a Mets game was forced off the road by another car, his attorney said.
Former State Treasurer Joins Attorney General's Staff (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former state Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher has been hired as a consumer education instructor for state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office, McDaniel said Tuesday.
Rogers Tax Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Theft (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers tax attorney entered a not guilty plea to theft of property charges Monday in Benton County Circuit Court.
Newspaper Attorney Argues for Open Hearings (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney for Stephens Media represented The Morning News before a judge Tuesday, asking that hearings and motions filed in a road rage murder case be open to the public.