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Doctor's lawyer suggests Chris Benoit had hormone disorder (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Benoit had a hormone disorder that permitted the amount of steroids he was prescribed before the pro wrestler killed his wife, son and himself in June, an lawyer for Benoit's personal doctor said in court papers on Monday.
Attorney General Sues Springdale "Natario" (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The state has sued a Springdale "natario" and her business for allegedly charging for immigration assistance, visas, tax assistance, identification and power of attorney letters, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
Seattle attorney convicted on charges of soliciting child sex (Seattle Times)
A seattle attorney has been found guilty of soliciting sex from a minor and traveling to Portland to carry out the act. William Knowles, 53, was...
Animal Shelter Puts the Bite on Attorney for Allegedly Diverting Widow's Contributions (Law.com)
A Pittsburgh no-kill animal shelter has filed a five-count lawsuit against a Pittsburgh attorney, alleging that he illegally reduced its portion of a wealthy widow's multimillion-dollar estate. Animal Friends Inc. claims in the suit that Gregory Harbaugh abused his power-of-attorney status and diverted $1.2 million from four charitable organizations to three other charitable organizations with ...
DLA Piper Lawyer Helps Free Former Classmate From Chinese Prison (Law.com)
Jared Genser and Yang Jianli have found their lives intertwined. Students at the Kennedy School of Government 10 years ago, Genser was inspired by Yang to become a lawyer and ultimately to found Freedom Now, a group whose highly targeted campaigns have scored an impressive record of helping to free prisoners of conscience. It was largely thanks to Freedom Now that Yang was able to leave a Chinese ...
Lawyer: Vick to plead guilty (The Washington Times)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 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.
Bed maker Craftmatic settles attorney general's complaint (Sun-Sentinel)
The Craftmatic Organization — known for its electric adjustable beds — must now adjust its sales practices, the state Attorney General's Office said Monday.
'Time for me to leave,' says former town attorney (Jacksonville Daily News)
RICHLANDS - Beulaville town attorney Keith Fountain now holds the same position for a second town. Fountain stepped into the role of town attorney for Richlands last week, filling a vacancy created by the unexpected resignation of the town's longtime counsel last month.
EDINBURG — A prominent defense attorney and his legal assistant could face criminal charges after allegedly shoving and ... (The Brownsville Herald)
EDINBURG — A prominent defense attorney and his legal assistant could face criminal charges after allegedly shoving and punching a man outside a courtroom Monday, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
District attorney launches MCC probe Prosecutors seek details of Richart's buy-out (North County Times)
OCEANSIDE -- The San Diego County district attorney's office has launched an investigation into how MiraCosta College trustees negotiated a 1.5 million buy-out of former President Victoria Munoz Richart's contract, a county document shows.
George attorney files paperwork (The Daily American)
Michael Ralph George, the Windber man accused of killing his wife 17 years ago in Michigan, is being held illegally at the Somerset County Jail, according to paperwork filed Monday by his attorney.
Lawyer: Vick to plead guilty (Northwest Indiana Times)
RICHMOND, Va. | 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.
Attorney seeking state House seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A local attorney has announced his candidacy for the 84th District seat in the state House of Representatives.
Animal Shelter Puts the Bite on Attorney for Allegedly Diverting Widow's Contributions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Pittsburgh no-kill animal shelter has filed a five-count lawsuit against a Pittsburgh attorney, alleging that he illegally reduced its portion of a wealthy widow's multimillion-dollar estate.
DLA Piper Lawyer Helps Free Former Classmate From Chinese Prison (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Jared Genser and Yang Jianli have found their lives intertwined. Students at the Kennedy School of Government 10 years ago, Genser was inspired by Yang to become a lawyer and ultimately to found Freedom Now, a group whose highly targeted campaigns have scored an impressive record of helping to free prisoners of conscience.
Acquitted teen's lawyer seeks bail on gun offense (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The lawyer for the 17-year-old boy acquitted in the killing of a Fairmount teenager but convicted of gun offenses said yesterday that he would seek immediate bail for his client.
Seattle attorney found guilty of soliciting sex from girl, 14 (Seattle Times)
A seattle attorney has been found guilty of soliciting sex from a minor and traveling to Portland to carry out the act. William Knowles, 53, was...
Alcoholic energy drinks marketed to teens, attorney general says (The Arizona Republic)
Attorney General Terry Goddard says alcoholic energy drink advertisements target teens -and he wants the Feds to do something about it.
Attorney claims Rove had role in her firing (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – An attorney fired from the Texas secretary of state's office for talking publicly about presidential adviser Karl Rove has filed a lawsuit, saying she is the victim of political pressure.
Judge: Suit against lawyer can go ahead (Asbury Park Press)
A state Superior Court judge Monday said a lawsuit by Manalapan against its 2005 municipal attorney should move forward, despite the lawyer's attempt to stop the proceedings.
Walker's attorney wants out (The Charlotte Observer)
Defense attorney Harold Cogdell, citing a family member's illness, has asked to withdraw as the lawyer for the Rev. John Henry Walker. Walker, pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church north of uptown Charlotte, has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and lying to federal agents. Cogdell's motion to withdraw comes less than two weeks before Walker's scheduled sentencing. If Walker has to hire ...
Roxbury backs its schools attorney (Daily Record)
Despite a state Supreme Court reprimand for an ethics breach, the Roxbury School Board reinforced its support of its new attorney, Allan Dzwilewski, by passing a resolution on Monday for a retainer agreement with the firm for which he works.
Attorney General Sues Springdale "Natario" (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The state has sued a Springdale "natario" and her business for allegedly charging for immigration assistance, visas, tax assistance, identification and power of attorney letters, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
Lawyer: Wrestler Benoit Needed Steroids for HRT (Fox News)
The lawyer of deceased lawyer Chris Benoit says his client needed steroids as part of a hormone replacement therapy treatment.
Lawyer suggests Chris Benoit had hormone disorder (CTV.ca)
Chris Benoit had a hormone disorder that permitted the amount of steroids he was prescribed before the pro wrestler killed his wife, son and himself in June, an lawyer for Benoit's personal doctor said in court papers on Monday.
Lawyer criticises police in mayoral murder trial (SABC News)
The lawyer for the alleged mastermind behind the killing of the Govan Mbeki deputy mayor has questioned the credibility of police officer Johan Malope, who is investigating the case.
New York Attorney General Starts Audit of Home Care Providers (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
New York (AP) -- State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has subpoenaed more than 50 home health care agencies in the city and the surrounding counties after Medicaid investigators uncovered aides...
Judge Has Unprepared Lawyer Arrested (ABC News)
An Ohio judge has sparked outrage for ordering a lawyer arrested.
Lawyer May Face Criminal Charges for Shocking Client (ABC News)
Zapping a client with a Taser could land a defense lawyer in hot water.
Iran frees U.S. academic on bail: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iran released on Tuesday a U.S.-Iranian academic detained on security-related charges since May after payment of 3 billion rials ($320,000) bail, her lawyer said.
Lawyer: Dead Wrestler Needed Steroids (CBS News)
A lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctor suggested in court papers that Benoit had a hormone disorder that permitted the amount of steroids he was prescribed before the pro wrestler killed his wife, son and himself in June.
Lawyer convicted in Internet sex case (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
PORTLAND -- A federal jury in Portland has found Seattle lawyer William B. Knowles guilty of one count of enticement and coercion of a minor and one count of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.
West Metro Insider: Carver County attorney field narrowed (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Carver County is considering two finalists for its county attorney spot: • James Keeler Jr. is an assistant county attorney in Hennepin County, where he has served since 1996. He previously served as an assistant county attorney in Carver County for six years. • Thomas Harbinson is a senior attorney with the National District Attorneys Association. Before that, he served two terms as Scott County ...
Seattle lawyer found guilty of soliciting sex from girl, 14 (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - August 21, 2007 1:35 PM ET PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Seattle lawyer has been found guilty of soliciting sex from a minor and traveling to Portland, Oregon, to carry out the...
U.S. attorney asks DOJ to investigate Spokane shopping center (The Olympian)
The federal prosecutor for Eastern Washington has asked the Justice Department to appoint an attorney to investigate possible corruption in a massive downtown shopping center development.
Attorney In Rove Article Fired, Sues (CBS News)
A former attorney for the Texas Secretary of State has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for political reasons after speaking to a newspaper about Karl Rove. Her former boss is a major Republican fundraiser and friend of Rove.
District attorney's office gets new address in Dandridge (WATE 6 Knoxville)
The district attorney general's office in Dandridge will soon have a new location. But the mailing address won't change.
Lawyer: Vick to plead guilty (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
PRO FOOTBALL RICHMOND, Va. | 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.
Baker Offered Plea Deal, Attorney Says (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Amy Baker is considering a plea agreement offered to her in Kentucky on charges of tampering with evidence, her attorney said.
State attorney general settles with San Bernardino County (The Press-Enterprise)
With a 3-1 vote this morning, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors settled a lawsuit with state Attorney General Jerry Brown over how the county handles greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. attorney asks DOJ to investigate Spokane shopping center (Seattle Times)
The federal prosecutor for Eastern Washington has asked the Justice Department to appoint an attorney to investigate possible corruption...
Baker Offered Plea Deal, Attorney Says (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
Amy Baker is considering a plea agreement offered to her in Kentucky on charges of tampering with evidence, according to her attorney.
Seattle lawyer found guilty of soliciting sex from 14-year-old PDX girl (KGW Portland)
A Seattle lawyer has been found guilty of soliciting sex from a minor and traveling to Portland to carry out the act.
PSL police ask state attorney to review role of Leekin's son (The Palm Beach Post)
The Port St. Lucie police have asked the St. Lucie County state attorney's office to consider criminal charges against the biological son of Judith Leekin, accused of abusing and neglecting 11 disabled children she adopted.
PSL police ask state attorney to review role of Leekin's son (The Palm Beach Post)
The Port St. Lucie police have asked the St. Lucie County state attorney's office to consider criminal charges against the biological son of Judith Leekin, accused of abusing and neglecting 11 disabled children she adopted.
Former SEC Lawyer Joins Arnold & Porter (Compliance Reporter)
Laura Badian joined the corporate and securities practice of Arnold & Porter as counsel. Badian, a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer, previously served as managing director with Kalorama Partners, the consulting firm founded by former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt.
High Court lawyer accused of Naxal links arrested in city (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
In a joint operation with the Andhra Pradesh Police, the Anti-Terrorism Squad of the state police on Monday night arrested a lawyer practising in the Bombay High Court for his alleged links with Naxals and involvement in the killing of a police officer six years ago. The police arrested K D Rao outside YMCA hostel near Colaba. According to Andhra Pradesh Police officials, Rao was arrested for his ...
Lawyer buys 8 Rolls-Royces at auction (UPI)
A Houston trial lawyer successfully bid on eight of 13 Rolls-Royce automobiles auctioned off by their owner in California for charity.
Statement of Assistant Attorney General Wan J. Kim: On the Decision in United States V. City of Euclid, Ohio, Et Al. (The San Francisco Examiner)
"We are extremely pleased with today's court ruling, which affirms that the City of Euclid must abandon its illegal method of electing its city council," said Wan J. Kim, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
California attorney general strikes deal on global warming case (The Fresno Bee)
The attorney general's office and a sprawling Southern California county settled a lawsuit Tuesday over the negative effects of runaway growth on greenhouse gas emissions, an accord that could have implications for cities and counties throughout the state.