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Curlin Edges Out Lawyer Ron to Clinch Gold Cup Victory (BloodHorse)
In a race reminiscent of Rags to Riches beating Curlin by a head in this year's Belmont Stakes, the Sept. 30 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park featured Curlin catching favored Lawyer Ron in the final yards for a neck win.
Lawyer Argues Norman Hsu Was Visible (KGO-TV Bay Area)
A lawyer for one-time Democratic donor Norman Hsu arguedthat his client's high-flying years on the political fundraising circuit should have made him easy for authorities to find.
Curlin outduels Lawyer Ron to take Jockey Club Gold Cup (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
NEW YORK - Curlin caught Lawyer Ron in the final strides after a riveting stretch duel and won the US$750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sunday, giving the Preakness winner an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic next month.
Curlin edges Lawyer Ron to take Jockey Club Gold Cup (USA Today)
Curlin set the stage for a compelling Breeders' Cup Classic when he overtook leading older horse Lawyer Ron by a neck in Sunday's $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.
Curlin outduels Lawyer Ron (Concord Monitor)
NEW YORK - Curlin caught Lawyer Ron in the final strides after a riveting stretch duel and won the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup, giving the Preakness winner an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic next month.
Curlin outduels Lawyer Ron to take Jockey Club Gold Cup (Pine Bluff Commercial)
NEW YORK - Curlin caught Lawyer Ron in the final strides after a riveting stretch duel between the last two Arkansas Derby winners and won the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sunday.
Cornuaud seeking District Attorney’s post (Herald-Banner)
Defense attorney Scott Cornuaud of Quinlan has announced he is running to become the next Hunt County District Attorney.
Curlin disbars Lawyer Ron (Whittier Daily News)
NEW YORK - So whose the favorite for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in four weeks? Preakness winner Curlin stated his case Sunday, beating Lawyer Ron by a neck after a riveting stretch duel in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.
Policy goes to state's attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A controversial policy that would regulate when and how County Board members buy and sell property is on its way to the McHenry County state’s attorney’s office.
Apple Lawyer Jumps Ship to Qualcomm (ComputerWire)
Apple on Friday announced its relatively new general counsel was leaving the company for Qualcomm after less than a year on the job. But unlike the last time it had to fill the position, Apple said it had already hired a replacement, former Oracle lawyer Daniel Cooperman.
County attorney to talk at Central group's event (El Paso Times)
County Attorney José Rodríguez will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday meeting of the Central Neighborhood Association. He will speak about the proposed separately licensed children's hospital at Thomason Hospital, the county's ethics code and county government issues.
Jamaican-born lawyer Arlene Gordon-Oliver to be Greenburgh's newest judge (The Journal News)
GREENBURGH - A Jamaican-born bankruptcy lawyer will soon be Greenburgh's newest town judge. The Town Board has appointed Arlene Gordon-Oliver, a partner in the Harrison firm of Rattet, Pasternak & Gordon-Oliver, to fill a vacancy on the Greenburgh Town Court starting Oct. 15.
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.
Curlin chases down Lawyer Ron in Gold Cup (Lexington Herald-Leader)
So who's the favorite for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in four weeks? Preakness winner Curlin stated his case yesterday, beating Lawyer Ron by a neck after a riveting stretch duel in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. The victory came a day after Kentucky Derby and Travers winner Street Sense was beaten by Hard Spun in the Kentucky Cup Classic at Turf-way Park. Curlin not ...
MISSION — A prominent engineer running for state office will fight a charge of driving while intoxicated, his attorney ... (The Brownsville Herald)
MISSION — A prominent engineer running for state office will fight a charge of driving while intoxicated, his attorney said Thursday. Mission Municipal Court Judge Jonathan Wehrmeister arraigned Eddie Saenz, 47, of Edinburg, on a DWI charge Thursday afternoon.
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.
Since You Asked: Blind attorney case remains in court (The Mail Tribune)
Back in July 2006 the Mail Tribune ran a story about a woman accused of stealing from a blind Ashland attorney. I would like to know what happened with that case. Could you give me an update?
Attorney general warns Facebook (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The social networking Web site Facebook has been warned that it could face a consumer fraud charge for failing to live up to claims that youngsters there are safer from sexual predators than at most sites, a spokesman for New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said.
Hotel Lawyer: Return to "Normalcy" or "Irrational Pessimism"? | By Jim Butler (Hospitality Net)
Hotel Lawyer at the Phoenix Lodging Conference. The 13th edition of The Lodging Conference in Phoenix is very unique. For the first time in many years, there does NOT seem to be an overwhelming consensus about what is happening -- at least as to the credit markets, and that is the big news here. Lodging fundamentals continue very strong, although occupancy may slip a small amount in 2008, and ...
Apple lawyer jumps ship to Qualcomm (Computer Business Review)
Apple's former lawyer Donald Rosenberg, who joined Apple last November, initially replaced Nancy Heinen, who has since been charged with manipulating stock-options and falsifying Apple's corporate financial records. It took Apple six months to appoint Rosenberg after Heinen's departure.
Chaikasem nominated as acting attorney general (The Nation)
The Office of the Attorney General Monday nominated the most senior deputy attorney general, Chaikasem Nitisiri, as acting attorney general. The office nominated Kasem to be acting attorney general after Pachara Yutithamdamrong has reached his retirement.
Lawyer investigates student's death (Daily Pennsylvanian)
Almost one month after College sophomore Anne Ryan died from meningitis, a lawyer is questioning her medical treatment in the days prior to her sudden death.
Boy's attorney hopes to get fatal fire confession tossed (WFMJ Youngstown)
GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The attorney for a 10-year-old boy accused of setting a deadly fire in western Ohio planned to ask a court today to throw out the charges and an alleged confession.
Interim U.S. attorney says Justice wants him to stay (Tucson Citizen)
Whether veteran federal prosecutor Daniel Knauss will remain as interim Tucson-based U.S. attorney for Arizona much longer is now up to Arizona's U.S. District Court judges.
Acting U.S. Attorney Named for Southern District of Indiana (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
Associated Press - October 1, 2007 10:04 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Bloomington man has been named acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, following the resignation of Susan...
State's attorney: Planned Parenthood broke no laws (Chicago Sun-Times)
Planned Parenthood/Chicago committed no criminal action when it applied for permits to build a 22,000-square-foot clinic in Aurora, the Kane County State's Attorney has determined.
Morrison named interim U.S. attorney (The Indianapolis Star)
The second-in-command at the U.S. Attorney's office took over today as the Indianapolis office's acting leader after the departure of Susan Brooks.
Planned Parenthood legally applied for clinic permit, state's attorney says (Chicago Tribune)
No crimes were committed in Planned Parenthood's application for permits to open a clinic on Aurora's east side, the Kane County state's attorney announced this morning after reviewing the process.
Attack gave lawyer insight into refugees' plight (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - A Maltese lawyer who received the U.N. refugee agency's annual award on Monday said an arson attack on her home helped her better understand the plight ...
Acting U.S. Attorney named for Southern District of Indiana (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - A Bloomington man has been named acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, following the resignation of Susan Brooks.
Orca Bay lawyer says company had right to pick new owner of Vancouver Canucks (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer representing the company that used to own the Vancouver Canucks says there was no surviving relationship between three men fighting a civil case in B.C. Supreme Court.
Maltese lawyer receives Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva ceremony (AlertNet)
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees The prestigious Nansen Refugee Award was presented to lawyer Katrine Camilleri on Monday for her work in helping refugees arriving in Malta and for her refusal to be cowed by threats from those opposed to her work.
Lawyer: Woman Who Died At Airport On Way To Rehab (WNBC)
A lawyer for the family of a woman who died after being detained at a Phoenix airport says she was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program.
Brit's New Lawyer Confirms She's Driving Without A California License (AccessHollywood)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 1, 2007) – Britney Spears has a new lawyer who will defend her in her criminal hit and run case. Lawyer J. Michael Flanagan confirmed to Access Hollywood that he is representing the star. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office filed one count of hit...
Lawyer: Woman Who Died in Airport Was Headed to Rehab (WCBS 880 New York)
A lawyer for the family of a woman who died after being detained at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport says she was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson.
Lawyer: Gotbaum was en route to rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman who died after being handcuffed and detained at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson, her family's lawyer said Monday.
Former city attorney wins adoption award (Ashland Daily Tidings)
Former Ashland City Attorney Mike Franell and his wife, Teri, have been nominated by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., for a 2007 Angels in Adoption Award sponsored by the nonpartisan Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Need to talk to a lawyer? Don't miss 'LegalLine' (Miami Herald)
Want to ask a lawyer a question and get an answer for free? LegalLine, a monthly help line operated by the Dade County Bar Association and staffed by volunteer lawyers, can answer a broad range of basic legal questions in English or Spanish.
Facebook's legal issues escalate as N.Y. attorney general strengthens warnings (CNET)
Following a subpoena for documents last week, the office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo warns the social-networking site that it may face consumer fraud charges for misrepresenting the strength of its safety infrastructure.
US Attorney: Vick dogs may be adoptable (WVEC Norfolk)
In April, authorities seized 53 pitbulls from a Surry County property owned by NFL star Michael Vick. Now, a United States attorney has submitted a motion stating that of the 49 still in federal custody, 48 will undergo additional evaluation and only one faces immediate euthanasia.
Lawyer: Dead woman was en route to rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman who died after being handcuffed and detained at the Phoenix airport was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson, her family's lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Dead Woman Was En Route to Rehab (ABC News)
Family Lawyer Says Woman Who Died at Phoenix Airport Was on Her Way to Alcohol Rehab Program
Orca Bay lawyer says company had right to pick new owner of Vancouver Canucks (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer representing the company that used to own the Vancouver Canucks says there was no surviving relationship between three men fighting a civil case in B.C. Supreme Court.
Attorney General To Propose Ethics Reform (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday he expects to include ethics reform proposals in his legislative package for the 2009 regular session.
Gingrich chose nonprofit over candidacy, lawyer says (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
In the end, the message of change that Newt Gingrich pushed via his American Solutions organization — financed by million-dollar donations — was too similar to the one he would have needed to conduct his Republican campaign for president, according to the lawyer whose advice caused Gingrich to suddenly pull out of the contest.
Everglades City weighs whether to hire a new attorney (Naples Daily News)
Whether to continue contracting with Michael McDonnell as city attorney for Everglades City or hire a different lawyer might be up for debate at the Everglades City Council meeting Tuesday.
Prominent attorney dies doing what he loved (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Harris — Longtime Jeffersonville attorney Jacob Epstein died Sunday evening. He was 73.
Attorney general probes closure of Torrington gym (Republican-American)
TORRINGTON — The state Attorney General's Office is investigating the closing of the Torrington Curves in light of allegations that members weren't issued refunds. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday he received several complaints from members of the health club for women that closed within the Kmart plaza on Main Street on Sept. 22. Jackie Doyon, manager of the Torrington Curves, ...
Plaintiffs in Vancouver Canucks case fearful and greedy, defence lawyer says (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for the owner of the Vancouver Canucks says his client was hardly in a formal partnership with the two men who are suing him in B.C. Supreme Court.