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Britney's lawyer set to quit (Splash via Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment)
Britney Spears' divorce lawyer is reportedly set to quit as the chart star's custody fight gets increasingly nasty.
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.
Thaksin Accusers Have No Proof - Lawyer (Sporting Life via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Thaksin Shinawatra's lawyer says his accusers have no proof that he is the culprit of any wrongdoing.
City chief Shinawatra's accusers have no proof, claims lawyer (Evening Standard)
Thaksin Shinawatra's lawyer has demanded the Thai government and human rights organisations provide 'solid evidence' if they are to continue accusing the Manchester City owner of wrongdoing.
IDA attorney rejects tax break for water line (The Buffalo News)
WHEATFIELD — The attorney for the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Thursday torpedoed a county legislator’s suggestion that the City of Lockport could receive an IDA tax break on its water supply line from the Niagara River.
Child rapist 'prescribed Viagra' (CNN.com)
PARIS, France (Reuters) -- A French paedophile accused of raping a five-year-old boy just over a month after he was released from jail was taking the impotence drug Viagra that he says was prescribed by a prison doctor, his lawyer said on Sunday.
County attorney to fill Indiana House seat (The Indianapolis Star)
George E. Steuerwald has helped guide the decisions of 16 Hendricks County Commissioners over nearly two decades. Now he's going to make the decisions as a state legislator, while keeping his job as attorney for the county government.
Wedding at midnight for lawyer, lady love (Sify News)
It was a midnight wedding for a lawyer when he tied a mangalsutra around the neck of his 22-year-old lady love in front of a police station on Saturday to put an end to the rift between relatives of both sides.
BR lawyer Marcie Koch dies after leaving rehab (The Advocate)
Baton Rouge lawyer Marcie Koch died early Saturday after she temporarily left a drug rehabilitation facility in Arizona, her attorney confirmed Saturday night.
High profile lawyer to elephants' rescue (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Wild life lawyer Mahendra Kacchava, who was instrumental in getting actor Salman Khan convicted for poaching a black buck, will be in the city to fight for two elephants Lakshmi and Poornima rescued in June after they were found walking the city roads begging for their mahouts. While a criminal case was lodged under the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) against the two mahouts, the elephants were ...
Randy Johnston is a lawyer who sues other lawyers (Dallas Morning News)
Randy Johnston becomes an instant hero when he tells new acquaintances he's a lawyer who sues lawyers. "They think this is wonderful," says the 60-year- old partner of Johnston Tobey PC in Dallas. "They think I hate lawyers as much as they do – which isn't true.
Judge allows deferred prosecution for county attorney (The Olympian)
A Thurston County deputy prosecuting attorney was given a deferred prosecution for driving under the influence.
Lawyer in Oregon bottom-swatting case says 3 girls have settled (Seattle Times)
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Lally attorney seeks dismissal of petition (Herald Standard)
The attorney for Democratic Fayette County controller candidate Sean P. Lally is asking the Fayette County Election Bureau to dismiss a petition filed by Controller Mark Roberts alleging election fraud against Lally, saying the issues have all been handled by a court of law.
Ex-lawyer earns less, enjoys his work more (Detroit News)
The song says you're never fully dressed without a smile, which means that during the years Rod Brown was a lawyer, he was definitely underdressed.
Police, attorney deny sexual advance was slaying's motive (The Indianapolis Star)
CROTHERSVILLE, Ind. -- Aaron C. Hall's killing has been called a hate crime outside this small Southern Indiana town, but the lead investigator and a defense attorney say they believe the real motive was far simpler.
Federal Circuit Denies Appeal by Attorney 'Wronged' in Court (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A court's criticism of an attorney -- absent some formal judicial action, such as an explicit reprimand -- is "simply commentary" in the course of an action and not appealable, at least not in the Federal Circuit, according to a recent ruling.
Texas Court Denies Request to Disqualify BP Defense Lawyer (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The steering committee of lawyers representing plaintiffs suing BP over a deadly explosion at the company's refinery wants Houston lawyer Ronald Krist off the defense team. But a Texas appeals court has denied a writ of mandamus seeking to overturn a lower court's denial of a motion to disqualify Krist as counsel on the ground that his firm formerly represented four plaintiffs who sought damages ...
U.S. Attorney in Colo. relishes job (Denver Post)
U.S. Attorney Troy Eid spends weekends on his deck reviewing investigations and pre-indictments that his prosecutors have prepared.
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.
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.
Attorney: Woman's trial was unlawful (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MELODY McDONALD FORT WORTH -- In May 2005, convicted killer Chelsea Richardson became the first woman in Tarrant County to be sentenced to death. But now, her appellate attorney, Bob Ford, is fighting to get her off Death Row. Ford has filed a writ of habeas corpus -- a document alleging Richardson is being held unlawfully -- arguing that Richardson was illegally convicted because of a ...
Trial To Begin For Assistant US Attorney (FOX 30 Jacksonville)
An assistant US attorney is set for trial Monday, but this time he's the defendant.
Attorney drops law books for volunteer stint in Africa (phillyburbs.com)
BURLINGTON CITY - After practicing law for 25 years in Burlington City, attorney Thomas Scattergood decided to take his life in a very different direction — 5,000 miles southeast.
Taylor sanctions impair defence, says lawyer (Mail and Guardian)
Sanctions against former Liberian president Charles Taylor and his entourage are impairing his ability to defend himself against war-crimes charges, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
False alibi lawyer sent to jail (BBC News)
A Glasgow lawyer is sentenced to more than five years in jail after he admits providing a false alibi.
Fan denies misusing Amitabh Bachchan's power of attorney (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Shukla, the man who carries Amitabh Bachchan's power of attorney and whom the Bollywood icon has accused of forging the document to purchase farmland in Uttar Pradesh, Monday flatly denied that he had misused the film star's papers in any manner.
County attorney acquitted of hunting charge (WOI-TV Des Moines)
CARROLL, Iowa (AP) - The Carroll County attorney didn't hunt geese out of season. That's the decision from a jury, which acquitted John Werden of the simple misdemeanor last week. The jury returned the verdict in about five minutes after nearly seven hours of arguments and testimony.
Vick agrees plea deal in dog-fighting case, says attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has agreed to plead guilty in a U.S. dog-fighting case that could wreck the star's football career, his attorney told Reuters today.
County attorney acquitted of hunting charge (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - August 20, 2007 2:14 PM ET CARROLL, Iowa (AP) - The Carroll County attorney didn't hunt geese out of season. That's the decision from a jury, which acquitted John...
Vick will plead guilty to federal dogfighting charges, lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
UPDATED AT 3:40 P.M.: Michael Vick's lawyer said today the Atlanta Falcons quarterback will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, which will expose him to a possible prison term and jeopardize his pro football career.
Attorney: Vick to Plead Guilty (WLTX-TV Columbia)
Quarterback Micheal Vick's attorney has announced that the troubled football star will plead guilty to a dogfighting conspiracy charge.
Lawyer: Michael Vick to plead guilty (Chicago Tribune)
A lawyer for Michael Vick said Monday the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.
Lawyer: NFL star Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges (The Palm Beach Post)
A lawyer for Michael Vick said the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlantic Falcons quarterback's career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.
Lawyer: NFL star Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A lawyer for Michael Vick said Monday the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlantic Falcons quarterback’s career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term. The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, although federal sentencing guidelines likely would call for less. “After consulting with his ...
Lawyer: Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges (Los Angeles Times)
Michael Vick's lawyer said today the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.
Lawyer: NFL star Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges (Orlando Sentinel)
Michael Vick's lawyer said the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlantic Falcons quarterback's career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.
Statement from Michael Vick’s attorney (The Kansas City Star)
The statement that Michael Vick’s lead defense attorney, Billy Martin, released today:
Mine attorney casts doubt on rescue drilling (Seattle Times)
A mine company attorney said today that safety experts believe drilling a bigger hole and sending a rescue capsule into the coal mine where...
Mine lawyer: Rescue capsule attempt 'unsafe' (USA Today)
The lawyer for the company that owns Utah's Crandall Canyon mine said today that safety experts believe the mine is too unstable to allow rescuers to drill a bigger hole and sending a rescue capsule into the mine. It's an...
Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges, lawyer says (Seattle Times)
Michael Vick's lawyer said today the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's...
Lawyer: Vick will plead guilty to dogfighting charges (USA Today)
Michael Vick's lawyer said Monday the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.
Arizona Attorney General criticizes marketing of 'alcoholic energy drinks' (ABC 15 Phoenix)
New advertising claims about alcoholic energy drinks are being criticized by Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard.
Carver County narrows attorney search to two (Waconia Patriot)
Carver County's search for a new County Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Michael Fahey, who accepted a district court judge position, moved one step closer to a conclusion this week. Fahey's unexpired, elected term runs through Dec. 31, 2010.
Attorney General seeks probe into alcoholic energy drink sales (BizJournals)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard has joined with 27 other state attorneys general in asking for a review of rules governing the marketing of energy drinks that contain alcohol.
New York attorney general starts audit of home care providers (Newsday)
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo subpoenaed more than 50 home health care agencies in the city and the surrounding counties after Medicaid investigators uncovered aides working with false certifications and bills for services that were never provided.
Lawyer: Wrestler Benoit legally used steroids (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctor suggested in court papers the former pro wrestler had a hormone disorder that permitted the amount of steroids he was prescribed before killing his wife, son and himself in June.
Doctor's lawyer: Benoit had hormone disorder (ESPN)
A lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctorsuggested in court papers the former pro wrestler had a hormone disorder that permitted the amount of steroids he was prescribed before killing his wife, son and himself in June.