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Lawyer slams use of term "terror" (NZCity)
16 October 2007 The lawyer for one of those arrested following raids under the Terrorism Suppression Act says his client will deny the charges.
Attorney general seeks to delay hospital valuation report (BizJournals)
The Ohio Attorney General has asked a judge to delay the release of a report placing a value on the Christ and St. Luke hospitals as they leave the Health Alliance.
District attorney rules fatal shooting by game warden justified (The Daily Comet)
OROVILLE, Calif. A California Department of Fish and Game warden was justified when he shot and killed a man in a remote area of the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Butte County District Attorney said Monday.
District attorney rules fatal shooting by game warden justified (The Fresno Bee)
A California Department of Fish and Game warden was justified when he shot and killed a man in a remote area of the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Butte County District Attorney said Monday.
Lawyer: Ex-La. Citizens chief will refuse to testify before panel (The Houma Courier)
The former chief of Louisiana's state-backed "insurer of last resort" will refuse to testify before a legislative committee investigating alleged misspending and mismanagement at the firm, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer for Smith's daughter wants money from infant's trust (KXAN 36 Austin)
MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer who represented Texan Anna Nicole Smith's baby in the dispute over the starlet's body is seeking nearly $200,000 for his work. The Houston-born Smith died in February in Florida of an accidental drug overdose.
Lawyer for Smith's daughter wants money from infant's trust (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - October 15, 2007 8:25 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer who represented Texan Anna Nicole Smith's baby in the dispute over the starlet's body is seeking nearly $200,000 for his...
Lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter seeks nearly $200,000 (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
MIAMI - The lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter in the rancorous dispute over the starlet's body is seeking nearly $200,000 for his work.
Former assistant U.S. attorney nominated to run NHLPA (Toronto Star)
The NHL Players' Association officially nominated former assistant U.S. attorney Paul Kelly on Monday for its executive director position.
A damaged lawyer on the FX thriller `Damages' (The Charlotte Observer)
Rose Byrne looks forward to her scenes in jail. All season on the FX legal thriller, "Damages," Byrne has had scenes in a prison interrogation room, or behind glass receiving a visitor. She wears a baggy inmate uniform and a haunted look on her face. It gives her a nice break. Most of Byrne's screen time as Manhattan lawyer Ellen Parsons has been out in the world, set weeks or months before her ...
Attorney to Explore Mold Concerns at Fla. Federal Courthouse (Law.com)
Florida plaintiffs attorney Ervin Gonzalez says he will begin investigating environmental conditions at the David W. Dyer Federal Courthouse in downtown Miami at the request of friends and relatives of the late U.S. Magistrate Judge Ted Klein and federal employees who work there. Klein died last year after contracting a mysterious respiratory ailment. Employees who work at the building have ...
Attorney Defends Work for Defunct Bank, Says He Was Fooled by Former Execs (Law.com)
Miami attorney Carlos Loumiet took the witness stand Monday to defend his legal work for defunct Hamilton Bank, but repeatedly said he couldn't recall details or wasn't qualified to answer many of the questions posed to him by a government lawyer. Loumiet is accused by banking regulators of helping the convicted former executives of Hamilton Bank conceal their fraud, which led to the implosion ...
AUSTIN – The state’s top lawyer is suing a Cameron County developer he said violated anti-colonia laws by selling land ... (The Brownsville Herald)
AUSTIN – The state’s top lawyer is suing a Cameron County developer he said violated anti-colonia laws by selling land without ensuring residents would have basic utilities.
Attorney among men arrested for marijuana (Kane County Chronicle)
BATAVIA – Police arrested an Aurora attorney and another man after finding about 803 grams of marijuana in the attorney’s Maple Park home, police said.
Lawyer named for suspect in beating (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The former Goochland County resident accused of severely beating his neighbor received a court-appointed lawyer yesterday.
Schumer supports attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey (The Journal News)
GREENBURGH - With confirmation hearings set to begin this week, Sen. Charles Schumer said yesterday that attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey "has enough independence" to stand against the Bush administration.
Branford attorney worked while license lifted (New Haven Register)
BRANFORD — The litigator for the Marcus Law Firm, Branford’s town attorney, continued to practice law for nearly five months, unaware his law license had been administratively suspended for failure to pay a required $110 fee to a fund that reimburses clients of unscrupulous lawyers, David Doyle and his boss, Ed Marcus, both confirmed Monday.
Accused lawyer takes stand in Hamilton Bank case (Miami Herald)
Federal bank regulators tried to show Monday that Miami lawyer Carlos Loumiet concealed the crimes of the now-closed Hamilton Bank because there was ample information available pointing to the bank's illegal activities.
Craig: Not calling lawyer was `mistake' (Miami Herald)
In his first major interview since his arrest in a sex sting in the Minneapolis airport, Sen. Larry Craig told NBC's Matt Lauer that he ''made a big mistake'' when he chose not to consult a lawyer or tell his family that he had pleaded guilty to the crime.
State attorney general candidates agree on open records (Lexington Herald-Leader)
For one night, at least, Stan Lee and Jack Conway were mostly in agreement. The attorney general hopefuls discussed open records and open meetings laws at a debate at the University of Kentucky last night. Both Lee, the staunch conservative Republican, and Conway, the labor-backed Democrat, expressed support for more openness in government and had few disagreements on the mostly apolitical ...
Nifong Asks Attorney General's Office To Defend Him In Lawsuit (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
Mike Nifong is asking the state attorney general's office to represent him in a federal lawsuit filed by the three former Duke University lacrosse players he tried to prosecute last year.
Attorney general halts work at Bear Hill (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
RUTLAND - State Attorney General Martha Coakley has issued a restraining order halting work at Bear Hill Estates because of the alleged destruction of wetlands and the discharge of large amounts of sediment into the Boston drinking water supply.
Boston lawyer picked to lead hockey players union (Boston Globe)
A Boston lawyer who once helped prosecute the former head of the National Hockey League's players union will soon be offered the job leading the union.
FIGHT TO BAR TERROR LAWYER (New York Post)
Students today plan to protest Hofstra University Law School's invitation to disbarred terror lawyer Lynne Stewart to speak at a legal-ethics conference. The invitation to Stewart, convicted of smuggling secret messages out of prison for Islamic...
Lawyer For Smith's Daughter Wants Money From Infant's Trust (KLTV 7 Tyler)
A lawyer who represented Texan Anna Nicole Smith's baby in the dispute over the starlet's body is seeking nearly $200,000 for his work.
Judge tells Lou Pearlman's lawyer to release records (Orlando Sentinel)
The U.S. bankruptcy judge says the Gotha attorney could face tough sanctions. An Orlando-area lawyer must produce records and answer questions under oath about business dealings of jailed music executive Lou Pearlman or face "severe sanctions," a U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled Monday.
Commission to retain attorney (The Jackson Sun)
CAMDEN - The Benton County Commission voted unanimously Monday night to retain the legal services of Jackson attorney Brandon Gibson for advice on how to respond to a recent lawsuit filed by county employees.
Ruling expected Thursday on attorney general probe (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A decision is expected Thursday concerning an effort to launch an ethics investigation of Attorney General Greg Stumbo's office. Stumbo's lawyers and the Executive Branch Ethics Commission argued at a hearing yesterday that Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate's ruling could have a dramatic impact on future investigations. The dispute revolves around an anonymous, informal complaint sent ...
Young lawyer donates her body organs to six sick people (Islamic Republic News Agency)
Iran - Lawyer - Donation A young lawyer, who was killed in a car accident, donated members of her body to the six sick people in need of body organs. Mahboube Soltani, 23, a young lawyer residing in Jiroft had died in a car accident on last Wednesday.
Lawyer for Anna Nicole's daughter seeks payment (WOAI)
The lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter in the fight over the model's body is seeking payment of almost $200,000.
Judge tells Lou Pearlman's lawyer to release records (Sun-Sentinel)
The U.S. bankruptcy judge says the Gotha attorney could face tough sanctions. An Orlando-area lawyer must produce records and answer questions under oath about business dealings of jailed music executive Lou Pearlman or face "severe sanctions," a U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled Monday.
Lawyer for Anna Nicole's Baby Wants Payment (Extra TV)
The lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith’s infant daughter is asking for nearly $200,000 dollars in legal fees. He wants the money to come from the trust set up in Dannielynn’s name.
Audio: Attorney general nominee on the docket (Minnesota Public Radio)
When Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, he's likely to face tough questions on torture, warrantless wiretapping, and the politicization of the justice department. Midmorning previews the hearings with two legal scholars.
Johnson's Ex-Lawyer Testifies Against Him (Washington Post)
A defense lawyer refused a onetime client's request to tell prosecutors that an e-mail he fabricated had been an honest mistake, she testified yesterday, because "I didn't believe it was a mistake."
Attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Wants $200,000 (Fox News)
The attorney who represented Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter in the rancorous dispute over the starlet's body is seeking nearly $200,000 for his work.
U.S. Attorney to review hotels for accessibility to handicapped (Boston Globe)
Lawyers from the U.S. Attorney's office plan to review 16 hotels around Providence and Warwick to check if they comply with a federal disability law.
Diddy Won't Be Turning Himself In To Police, Lawyer Says (MTV Music Television)
Sean "Diddy" Combs will not be turning himself in to police is planning on turning himself over to police on Tuesday (October 16) to address his involvement in an altercation that occurred inside a New York nightclub over the weekend, his lawyer said.
Lawyer refutes Randi Rhodes mugging reports (AM New York)
Reports ripped across the Web Tuesday morning that popular Air America radio host Randi Rhodes was the victim of a violent mugging in Manhattan, only to be refuted hours later by Rhodes' lawyer.
Anna Nicole's lawyer seeks cash (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter in the dispute over the starlet's body is seeking nearly US$200,000 (NZ$266,382) for his work.
Vero Beach attorney killed by hit-and-run driver in Panama City Beach (Sun-Sentinel)
A Vero Beach attorney was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday morning in Panama City Beach while he was bicycle riding and helping his wife train for the New York City marathon.
Facebook, N.Y. attorney general reach accord (CNET)
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and Facebook chief privacy officer Chris Kelly hold a press conference to announce a plan designed to protect children from predators on the site.
Facebook, New York Attorney General reach agreement on enforcing safeguards (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today announced an agreement with social networking website Facebook to enforce safeguards against obscene content and sexual predators using the site.
Attorney For Air America Host Disputes NYC Mugging (WNBC)
An attorney for Air America radio personality Randi Rhodes is disputing on on-air report by a colleague that the liberal talk show host was attacked on a Manhattan street.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer Assaulted By Senior Police Official While Assisting Woza (AllAfrica.com)
The lawyer representing the 75 activists from Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise who were arrested in Harare on Monday has reported that he was assaulted by a senior police official while attending to his clients.
Facebook, New York Attorney General reach agreement on enforcing safeguards (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an agreement with social networking Web site Facebook to enforce safeguards against obscene content and sexual predators using the site. The agreement calls for Facebook to respond and begin addressing complaints of nudity or pornography or unwelcome contact within 24 hours of receiving them, and to report to the complainant ...
The Caretaker Attorney General (CBS News)
Even on his worst days, Michael Mukasey, the retired federal judge nominated by President Bush for U.S. attorney general, will do a better job than his predecessor, Alberto Gonzales, writes CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen .
Attorney general, Facebook agree on new Web site safeguards (The Journal News)
ALBANY - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Facebook today announced a new set of safeguards to protect against sexual predators and obscene content from getting on the popular social networking site.
Facebook, N.Y. attorney general reach agreement on safeguards (Boston Globe)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement with the social networking Web site Facebook on Tuesday to protect underage members from sexual predators and inappropriate content.
Disgraced lawyer now practising in T^onga (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Disgraced Auckland lawyer Christopher Harder is practising law in Tonga, a move which has infuriated the legal profession in both Tonga and New Zealand.
Guantanamo detainee given access to a lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Pentagon said Tuesday it is allowing one of 15 so-called "high value" detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to see a lawyer for the first time.