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Lawyer: Judge declines to alter trial schedule (Boston Globe)
A judge declined Friday to alter the trial schedule for an accused quadruple murderer, but the defendant's weight loss still could push the trial back by a week or so, a defense lawyer said Friday.
Qualcomm Hires Apple Lawyer; Apple Taps Oracle Lawyer (Update7) (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Qualcomm Inc., the second-biggest maker of chips that run mobile phones, named Apple Inc. general counsel Donald Rosenberg as its new top lawyer to help defend a series of patent and antitrust lawsuits against the company.
Attorney for sick Florida girl questions meat recall timing (Norwalk Advocate)
The attorney for a Florida teenage girl on Friday questioned why it took nearly three weeks to recall Topps ground beef tainted with E. coli after tests showed she became seriously ill after eating one of the company's hamburger patties.
Attorney asks jurors to spare man convicted of murdering 2 women (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - BRUNSWICK, Ga. The attorney for a convicted murderer asked a jury Friday to spare him from the death penalty despite his horrific crime _ forcing two Cobb County real estate agents to strip naked and give him their bank cards before shooting both women in the head.
Attorney: Humphreys 'not beyond redemption' (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The attorney for a convicted murderer asked a jury Friday to spare him from the death penalty despite his horrific crime — forcing two Cobb County real estate agents to strip naked and give him their bank cards before shooting both women in the head.
San Diego city attorney accuses mayor of having 'schizophrenic political personality' (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - A political rumble at City Hall escalated today when City Attorney Michael Aguirre said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders suffers from a "schizophrenic political personality."
Attorney Ordered To Pay For Medicaid Fraud (KOCO 5 Oklahoma City)
A federal judge in Iowa has ordered an Oklahoma attorney to pay more than $5.7 million in restitution for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme.
Okla. Attorney Jumps From Fifth-Floor Hospital Room (Law.com)
An attorney accused of robbing a pharmacy jumped head first from his fifth-floor hospital room in Oklahoma City on Thursday, landing on the roof of a two-story building. Robert Behlen "vaulted himself" through a window in his room as members of a sheriff's office tactical team tried to reach him from an outdoor ledge. "Obviously, he was intent on trying to commit suicide," says Sheriff John ...
Drunken driving lands lawyer in jail (The Express-Times)
EASTON | A Northampton County lawyer was sentenced to prison Friday on two counts of drunken driving. Chrystyna M. Fenchen, 57, said little during her sentencing and left the talking to her defense attorney, Philip D. Lauer.
Bad policy change by county attorney disservice to Range (Mesabi Daily News)
County Attorney Melanie Ford’s decision to reimplement a policy directing all media inquiries on criminal cases through her Duluth office is a bad one, especially for the public.
Lawyer’s Station claims tossed out (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — A federal judge has ruled that Station fire victims represented by lawyer Brian R. Cunha cannot pursue their claims against a publicly traded company that may have manufactured the highly flammable foam that lined the walls of The Station nightclub because Cunha never properly notified the company that he was suing it.
Inmate confessed to prostitute slayings, lawyer claims (The Star-Ledger)
The lawyer for a Salem County handyman under scrutiny in the murders of four Atlantic City prostitutes said yesterday he has given authorities taped conversations in which another man confesses to the killings.
Attorney general reports tax scam (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE — South Dakotans should be aware of an income-tax refund scam that has resurfaced in the state, Attorney General Larry Long said.
Attorney general reports tax scam (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE — South Dakotans should be aware of an income-tax refund scam that has resurfaced in the state, Attorney General Larry Long said.
Qualcomm selects lead attorney (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO ---- San Diego-based cell phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. named Apple's general counsel as its lead attorney Friday.
Bell's Attorney Says DA Has a Conflict of Interest (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
There are questions today about a potential conflict of interest for the district attorney in the Jena six case. Mychal Bell's attorney, Louis Scott brought up the fact that the LaSalle Parih District Attorney, J. Reed Walters is also the attorney for the LaSalle parish school district.
Bethlehem attorney gets county prison term for drunken driving charges (The Morning Call)
She will be allowed work release and also to keep her law license. Bethlehem attorney Chrystyna M. Fenchen, who has been caught driving drunk three times -- once at 8:33 in the morning -- is headed to prison.
Judge presses Fumo to hire a new lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A federal judge yesterday briefly floated the possibility of revoking bail to get State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo to pick up the pace of hiring a new lawyer to defend him at his forthcoming corruption trial.
Federal judge prods Fumo on hiring new lawyer (Philadelphia Daily News)
A federal judge made clear yesterday that he expects state Sen. Vince Fumo to hire a new lawyer soon to defend himself against federal corruption charges.
Judge: Accused FBI agent's attorney won't testify (New York Daily News)
Accused rogue FBI agent Lindley DeVecchio won't have to find a new lawyer now that a judge has rejected prosecutors' bid to put his attorney on the stand.
Lawyer: Inmate admitted killing 4 hookers (Asbury Park Press)
The lawyer for a man being investigated in the killings of four Atlantic City-area prostitutes says someone else has confessed to the slayings.
Child suspects must see lawyer, Ohio Supreme Court rules (The Columbus Dispatch)
At age 13, Corey Spears stood accused of several adult-size crimes, but that doesn't mean the Licking County boy had the grown-up good sense to decide whether he needed a lawyer, the Ohio Supreme Court decided this week.
Sen. Prozanski won't run for state attorney (Salem Statesman Journal)
State Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, will not run for state attorney general in 2008.
Lawyer's grandson charged in fatal wreck (The Charlotte Observer)
The grandson of a prominent Carteret County defense lawyer has been charged with felony death by vehicle after drug tests showed alcohol and at least one drug were in his system during a wreck near the coast that killed a 19-year-old passenger in his car. John Taylor Wheatly, 25, the grandson of Beaufort trial lawyer Claud Wheatly, was also charged with felony serious injury by vehicle, ...
One’s power of attorney has ‘limited gift’ abilities (Centre Daily Times)
Q: I am an agent in my father’s power of attorney. One paragraph in the power of attorney states I may make limited gifts as his agent. What does that mean?
Lawyer Says Inmate Confessed in AC Prositute Murders (KYW News Radio 1060)
The lawyer representing a South Jersey man thought to be involved, but not charged in last year’s murders of four prostitutes outside Atlantic City says he has a confession from someone else.
Lawyer cites officer's fear in shooting incident (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for Waldoboro police officer Zachary Curtis said Curtis was being choked by 18-year-old Gregori Jackson and feared for his life when he shot and killed Jackson after a traffic stop last weekend.
Attorney wants state to continue trying to extradite La. woman (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - September 29, 2007 11:15 AM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An attorney wants the state of Oklahoma to continue its efforts to extradite a Louisiana woman charged with perjury after...
How 1 mom and lawyer keeps scales in balance (Chicago Tribune)
Sharon Hwang laughs when you ask her how she does it all. As a full-time patent lawyer and mom of three, she's familiar with the question.
Ruling makes it harder for juveniles to give up right to attorney (WFMJ Youngstown)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court is making it more difficult for young defendants to give up their right to an attorney.
Attorney general candidates outline differences (The Kentucky Post)
Fewer than 60 people attended, and many of the audience's questions had more to do with legislative policy than the duties of the office at hand. But it was still possible at a forum for state attorney general candidates in Covington on Friday to zero in on differences between the two men on the November ballot - Republican Stan Lee and Democrat Jack Conway.
Case against Niger reporter devoid of substance: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The case against the correspondent for Radio France Internationale (RFI) in Niger, charged with conspiracy to undermine state security, is devoid of substance, his lawyer said Saturday.
County attorney may be on way out, but gets contract extension (Bonita Daily News)
Collier County commissioners are giving County Attorney David Weigel a contract extension even though they are in the process of trying to replace him.
Attorney plans to appeal sentence in shooting case (The Daily Comet)
MONROE, La. The attorney for the man who pleaded guilty in the death of the younger brother of Grambling State University's quarterback said he plans to appeal Darrius Johnson's 33-year sentence.
Attorney plans to appeal sentence in shooting case (KATC 3 Lafayette)
MONROE, La. -- The attorney for the man who pleaded guilty in the death of the younger brother of Grambling State University's quarterback said he plans to appeal Darrius Johnson's...
Attorney Plans to Appeal Sentence in Shooting Case (WAFB Baton Rouge)
The attorney for Darrius Johnson says he plans to appeal his client's 33-year sentence.
Attorney General Race Crowded With Democrats (KOIN News 6 Portland)
SALEM, Ore. - The race to be Oregon's Attorney General is getting crowded - at least on the Democratic side. Democrat Greg Macpherson, who represents Lake Oswego in the state House of Representatives, is in the race, and so is Lewis and Clark College law professor John Kroger.
Lawyer Says Police Officer Feared For Life (WCSH 6 Portland)
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A lawyer for Waldoboro police officer Zachary Curtis said Curtis was being choked by 18-year-old Gregori Jackson and feared for his life when he shot and killed Jackson after a traffic stop last weekend.
Blunt, Nixon disagree about Attorney General's role (Columbia Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY — Twice in the last several months, the administration of Republican Gov. Matt Blunt announced it had “terminated” Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon from a high profile case, ...
Blunt, Nixon disagree about Attorney General's role (Columbian Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY — Twice in the last several months, the administration of Republican Gov. Matt Blunt announced it had “terminated” Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon from a high profile case, charging he had conflicts of interest.
County attorney may be on way out, but gets contract extension (Naples Daily News)
Collier County commissioners are giving County Attorney David Weigel a contract extension even though they are in the process of trying to replace him. In April, the commissioners declined to give Weigel a contract extension and indicated that they wanted to go out and see if they could find someone better to do his job.
Attorney: Dividing damages key issue (The Chippewa Herald)
The attorney who became the first to settle one of the Chi-Hi band bus crash lawsuits says the Branden Atherton case will be the first to go to trial — because a key issue in the cases is about how much which party is at fault.
State’s attorney will have a contested primary (Quad-City Times)
ALEDO, Ill. — Mercer County will have a contested primary for state’s attorney next year.
Prostitute killings: New figure owns up, a lawyer says (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
ATLANTIC CITY - The lawyer for a man being investigated in the killings of four prostitutes says someone else has confessed.
Judge presses Fumo to hire a new lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A federal judge yesterday briefly floated the possibility of revoking bail to get State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo to pick up the pace of hiring a new lawyer to defend him at his forthcoming corruption trial.
Prostitute killings: New figure owns up, a lawyer says (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
ATLANTIC CITY - The lawyer for a man being investigated in the killings of four prostitutes says someone else has confessed.
Attorney general reports tax scam (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE — South Dakotans should be aware of an income-tax refund scam that has resurfaced in the state, Attorney General Larry Long said.
Pierre lawyer chosen as governor's chief of staff (Rapid City Journal)
Gov. Mike Rounds has chosen Pierre lawyer Neil Fulton as his new chief of staff.
Late lawyer's thefts baffle family, others (The Wichita Eagle)
David Broomfield had a perfect cover for stealing other people's fortunes. A lawyer for one of Wichita's largest and most prestigious firms, Broomfield had been in charge of safeguarding charitable accounts drawn from the life savings of both the city's uncelebrated and prominent families. Audits would later reveal that Broomfield embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and ...
State’s attorney will have a contested primary (Quad-City Times)
ALEDO, Ill. — Mercer County will have a contested primary for state’s attorney next year.