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2 Sides Push Smooth Process on Naming Attorney General (New York Times)
In hopes of smoothing the search for a successor to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, senior White House officials have contacted Congressional leaders to sound them out about candidates.
Lawyer calls Dulin victim a ‘vixen’ (New Haven Register)
MILFORD — As youth coach Robert Dulin waits to be sentenced to up to two years in prison for having sex with one of his teenaged players, his lawyer has launched a broadside against the victim in court papers.
Spector Appoints New Lead Attorney (Law.com)
San Francisco attorney Dennis Riordan has come in to Phil Spector's murder trial to handle jury instruction arguments. Spector's wife says Riordan was hired as "chief counsel" to replace Bruce Cutler, who bowed out at Spector's request. On Wednesday it was decided that jurors in the trial will have only one question to decide in their deliberations: Is Spector guilty or innocent of second-degree ...
Attorney plans class-action to end immigration widow 'penalty' (KMTR Eugene)
An Oregon immigration attorney says he plans to file a class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles this week to end the so-called "widow penalty" for more than 80 women facing possible...
Pittsburgh officer's lawyer disputes concert chaos (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A lawyer for one of two suspended Pittsburgh police detectives who are accused of assaulting Hanover police officers after a concert said the facts differ greatly from the accusations.
LAWYER CD HELPS KIDS (Daily Record)
A LAWYER has swapped the courtroom for the recording studio to help needy children.
Retired lawyer, former Centerville mayor J.V. Stone dies (Dayton Daily News)
Retired lawyer J.V. Stone, Centerville mayor (1980-1984) and longtime city council member (1968-1999), died Saturday at Kettering Medical Center. He was 83.
Ex- lawyer pleads guilty to fraud (The Charleston Gazette)
A bond lawyer who was disbarred in 2006 for embezzling from his former firm pleaded guilty to mail fraud in federal court Wednesday.
Nepal lawyer gets death threats for torture diary (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) When he survived torture for nine months by an infamous army battalion known to have run a 'concentration camp' during the Maoist insurgency, human rights lawyer Jitman Basnet decided to put his experience into a book that would serve as testimony when the government started punishing human rights violators.
U.S. attorney stepping down (The Indianapolis Star)
Campus visits with her teenage daughter helped seal Susan Brooks' decision to leave her post as U.S. attorney next month to become the top lawyer for Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
Lawyer: Corzine's toll road plan price exorbitant (Asbury Park Press)
The average New Jersey Turnpike commuter may pay $2,400 in tolls annually under Gov. Corzine's plan to try to resolve state fiscal problems by increasing highway tolls, according to a Wall Street lawyer.
Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty to mail fraud (Charleston Daily Mail)
A former lawyer disbarred after stealing more than $195,000 from a law firm has pleaded guilty to a federal mail fraud charge.
Job opening for attorney general with credibility (CNN.com)
The next attorney general must carry enough stature to push White House anti-terrorism policies, combined with the charm and credibility to win over congressional Democrats, a former Justice Department official said.
Keeler offered attorney job (Waconia Patriot)
Former assistant in County Attorney's Office may County's search for a new attorney is close to coming to an end now that finalist James Keeler, Jr. has verbally accepted the job.
Finalists named for County Attorney (Waconia Patriot)
Two people remain in the search for Carver County’s new attorney. The two finalists are James Keeler, Jr. and Thomas Harbinson and both were scheduled to present information to and be interviewed by the Carver County Board of Commissioners in the afternoon on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
State attorney general sues Intelliflix (Miami Herald)
ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES INTELLIFLIX A local NetFlix wannabe is being sued by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum for duping customers about the number of movies it has available to rent and its cancellation policies.
Sex abuse cover up theory valid, says lawyer (Cornwall Standard Freeholder)
A lawyer at the Cornwall Public Inquiry said Wednesday a known gag order on victims lends credence to the theory the Catholic Church worked hard to cover up allegations of abuse by priests.
Senators want unifying attorney general (MSNBC)
Senators urged President Bush on Wednesday to avoid a confirmation battle over the next attorney general by picking a unifying nominee to heal a Justice Department reeling from accusations of playing politics.
Lawyer: 150% toll hike plausible under Corzine plan (Courier-Post)
The average New Jersey Turnpike commuter may pay $2,400 in tolls annually under Gov. Jon S. Corzine's plan to try to resolve state fiscal problems by increasing highway tolls, according to a Wall Street lawyer.
Lawyer says ex-Grand Rapids police dispatcher forced to resign (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A lawyer representing a former police dispatcher for the city at the center of a departmental sex scandal says her client was a top employee who was forced to...
Owen Wilson’s lawyer denies drug overdose (The Arizona Republic)
Owen Wilson’s lawyer has denied reports he took a drugs overdose. An attorney for the ‘Wedding Crashers’ star confirmed police were called to the actor’s Santa Monica home in a response to an attempted suicide after Owen slit his wrists, but denies there were drugs involved.
Bush Urged To Avoid Attorney General Fight (CBS News)
Senators from both parties are urging President Bush to avoid a confirmation battle over the next attorney general. They want him to pick a unifying nominee to heal a Justice Department reeling from accusations of playing politics.
Lawyer: Ex-Grand Rapids dispatcher forced to resign (Lansing State Journal)
GRAND RAPIDS - A lawyer representing a former police dispatcher for the city at the center of a departmental sex scandal says her client was a top employee who was forced to resign once an investigation into the matter started.
Astoria 'lawyer' stole investors' $6M: DA (The TimesLedger Newspapers)
A 41-year-old Astoria businessman has been convicted of stealing $6 million from eight people through real estate and capital investment transactions while posing as a lawyer and a registered investment adviser, the Queens district attorney said.
Attorney: Wilson slit wrists, didn't OD (UPI)
An attorney for Owen Wilson said police were called to the actor's Santa Monica, Calif., home after he slit his wrists, not a drug overdose, it was reported.
Golden's son fires lawyer, sentencing hearing delayed (winnipegsun.com)
A long delayed sentencing hearing for Brock Golden, son of former city councillor and mayoral candidate Al Golden, was adjourned Wednesday after the junior Golden fired his lawyer.
Justice Department probes outgoing attorney general (USA Today)
The Justice Department says it is investigating allegations that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied to Congress when he testified last month about a classified surveillance program. The Associated Press notes that the inquiry was confirmed three days after the Republican...
Lawyer Says Ex-Grand Rapids Police Dispatcher Forced to Resign (22 WSBT South Bend)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer representing a former police dispatcher for the city at the center of a departmental sex scandal says her client was a top employee who was forced to resign once an investigation into the matter started.
Mozambique: New Attorney Vows to Continue Fight Against Corruption (AllAfrica.com)
The new Attorney General (Augusto Paulino), appointed by the Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza, on Wednesday, has promised to do all in his hands to fight against crime in the country, a phenomenon that has been making waves lately, particularly in the Maputo city and province.
Lufkin City Attorney: Either Osama Shows, Or Necktie Goes (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
Soon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Lufkin City Attorney Bob Flournoy made his own patriotic statement: He'd wear the same star-spangled necktie until Osama bin Laden was either captured or dead.
Cascade County Deputy Attorney picked for HD 24 seat (KRTV Great Falls)
Residents who live in House District 24 have a new Democrat representing them in the Montana State Legislature Cascade County Deputy Attorney Steve Bolstad has been appointed to fill Representative Eve Franklin's spot
Attorney General's Office Arrests Former State Museum Curator, Great Aunt (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
(MONTGOMERY)-Attorney General Troy King announced the arrests Thursday of a former state museum curator and the man's great aunt, both on theft charges related to a transaction involving a Spanish American
LR Trial Lawyer Gets Award from Litigation Group (Arkansas Business)
Little Rock defense trial lawyer Michelle Cauley of Mitchell Williams received the William H. Eldridge Young Trial Lawyers' Award from the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel.
Another Monster Effort From Lawyer Ron? (BloodHorse)
Todd Pletcher is not expecting another Saratoga track record, but the nation’s leading trainer is looking forward to another big effort from Lawyer Ron in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Sept. 1.
Lawyer denies drug overdose (News Interactive)
Owen Wilson's lawyer has lashed out at claims that the actor suffered an overdose during his suicide attempt, denying there were any drugs involved.
Spector's lead lawyer leaves trial (Pasadena Star-News)
LOS ANGELES - The often absent lead defense lawyer in Phil Spector's murder trial announced Monday that he is leaving, and the music producer said outside court that he decided the attorney should depart.
Attorney asks for gag order in ‘Cash Feenz’ case (Naples Daily News)
Before attorney David Brener got far along in his effort Thursday to silence comments in the so-called Cash Feenz case, Judge Thomas Reese had a question. Why, the judge asked, did Brener wait five months after initially signaling he wanted a gag order imposed in the double murder case to bring it up in a hearing?
Osama shows or necktie goes, Lufkin attorney says (Austin American-Statesman)
LUFKIN — Soon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Lufkin City Attorney Bob Flournoy made a patriotic statement: He would wear the same star-spangled necktie until al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was captured or dead.
WWE News: WWE attorney says more suspensions could be coming (Lords of Pain)
In an interview on "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren, WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt said two more Superstars are to be interviewed concerning information received from the Albany district attorney's office.
WWE Lawyer Confirms Suspensions, More Coming, More (Wrestling News)
- WWE Lawyer Jerry McDevitt just appeared On The Record with Greta on The Fox News Channel and had a few interesting things to say. He confirmed that 10 WWE stars have been suspended but did not name any names.
Wilson's lawyer denies drug reports (Stuff)
Owen Wilson's lawyer has denied reports the Hollywood star took a drugs overdose.
County attorney steps into strip club fray (East Valley Tribune)
A week after Tempe and a strip club struck a deal for the topless business to open, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has threatened to block the agreement.
PEORIA: Darin LaHood announces he’ll run for state’s attorney, not Congress (Peoria Journal Star)
PEORIA — Attorney Darin LaHood, son of current U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, will not make a run for Congress, but instead will run for Peoria County State’s Attorney in the next election.
Sison to enter not guilty plea, faces life sentence--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Self-exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison, who has been charged with ordering the murders of his ex-comrades in the Philippines, will enter a plea of not guilty during his indictment Friday (Dutch time; Philippine time is about six hours ahead), a Dutch lawyer from the firm handling Sison’s case told INQUIRER.net.
K-Fed's lawyer wants Spears to foot bill (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kevin Federline's lawyer wants Britney Spears to pay some of her ex-husband's legal expenses in their divorce case, court documents show.
K-Fed's Lawyer Wants Spears To Foot Bill (WCBS-TV New York)
Kevin Federline's lawyer wants Britney Spears to pay some of her ex-husband's legal expenses in their divorce case, court documents show. Slideshow: Britney, Then To Now Slideshow: 'It Girls' Gone Bad
K-Fed's lawyer wants Spears to foot bill (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Kevin Federline's lawyer wants Britney Spears to pay some of her ex-husband's legal expenses in their divorce case, court documents show. Attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said in an Aug. 26 declaration that Federline has "no net income" after various expenses, and that his spousal support of $20,000 a month ends in November. Spears, meanwhile, brings in an average monthly income of $737,868. Spears ...
K-Fed's Lawyer Wants Britney To Pay Up (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Kevin Federline's lawyer wants Britney Spears to pay some of her ex-husband's legal expenses in the couple's divorce case. SLIDESHOW: Britney Spears, Then To Now SLIDESHOW: Britney Spears Censored!!!
Attorney, activist vies for House seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans attorney and community activist Walter J. Leger III has announced his candidacy for the 91st District House seat, which includes parts of Uptown.
Grant schools attorney serves State Bar-ordered suspension (The Sacramento Bee)
Jacques Whitfield, the longtime attorney for the Grant Joint Union High School District and former city manager of Isleton, has been temporarily suspended from practicing law.