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Czech nobleman's lawyer seeks compensation for wiretapping (České noviny)
Prague- Lawyer Jaroslav Capek, who defends Czech-born nobleman Frantisek Oldrich Kinsky in his court dispute over his family's former property, demands an apology and financial compensation for the police having wiretapped his phone at variance with law, he said at a press conference today.
Lawyer attacks 'doltish' handling of sex assault complainant (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
The St. John's lawyer defending a complainant in a high-profile sexual assault case is accusing police of mistreating her.
Court reinstates Ovcharenko as Ukrtatnafta CEO - lawyer (Interfax)
KYIV. Oct 19 (Interfax) - The Sumy court of appeals has reinstated Pavlo Ovcharenko as CEO of Ukrtatnafta company, the operator of Ukraine's biggest oil refinery in Kremenchuk, his lawyer Yuryi Ocheptsov told Interfax.
U.S. Attorney says he expects appeal from Rodriguez soon (Pioneer Press)
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says he expects to get an appeal brief from attorneys for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., in the next couple of weeks.
Defense Attorney Confident Justin Williams Won't Be Charged (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Sacramento Kings backup forward Justin Williams said he is is confident the player will not face criminal charges stemming from an ongoing sexual assault investigation.
Slade's attorney may not represent her in retrial (Houston Chronicle)
Ousted TSU President Priscilla Slade's attorney said today he's not sure he'll be able to represent her again if prosecutors insist on retrying his client on financial mismanagement charges.
Laurel House lawyer hopes to level playing field with VIHA (Victoria News)
A lawyer who volunteered to help a Victoria drop-in centre for the mentally ill stay open, hopes to give her clients a fighting chance dealing with Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Lawyer: Rutgers' player pressured to drop Imus suit (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer who represented a Rutgers University women's basketball player complained to the school that her coach pressured the athlete to drop a lawsuit against Don Imus over the radio host's sexist and racist remarks about the team.
Giuliani Must Pledge Anti-Abortion Attorney General, Land Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Rudy Giuliani should pledge to nominate an attorney general who opposes abortion and should agree to accept sweeping new restrictions on the practice to minimize opposition to his presidential candidacy from evangelical Christians, said Richard Land, a prominent leader of religious conservatives.
Man denied taxpayer lawyer (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE -- The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to provide an appeal lawyer at taxpayer expense for imprisoned New Underwood rancher Randy R. Miller but has approved court-appointed counsel for his wife, Mary I. Miller.
Russian lawyer released from custody in Spain on bail (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MADRID, October 19 (RIA Novosti) - Russian lawyer Alexander Gofstein, who has spent almost a year in custody in Spain on money laundering charges, has been released after posting 200,000-euro bail, the Russian Embassy said.
DeJac attorney says Donahue's DNA found at murder scene (The Buffalo News)
Dennis P. Donahue's DNA was found in a blood stain on Crystallynn Girard's bed sheet, on a blood splatter on the wall behind her bed and on a swab taken from her vagina, her mother's defense attorney said today.
I've changed, says disbarred lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Disbarred Auckland lawyer Christopher Harder says he had been through the toughest 18 months of his life, working for a second chance in the profession.
District Attorney denounces defense tactics (Centre Daily Times)
The following statement was released Friday by Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira and Assistant District Attorney Lance Marshall, in response to public statements by John Karoly Jr., attorney representing Penn State tailback Austin Scott against charges of rape and sexual assault:
Pioneering attorney Roraback dies at 87 (Boston Globe)
Catherine Roraback, a pioneering attorney who was among the founders of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, died this week at a local retirement home, according to family members.
Lawyer: Owners want to save Baker St. house (Albany Democrat-Herald)
The owners of the fire-damaged and much-discussed historic house at 532 Baker St. S.E. want to save it, their attorney says. Albany lawyer James Nelson wrote to the city attorney’s office Wednesday on behalf of the owners, Sam and Sharon Gutierrez of Corvallis.
Jew Appears In Court; SF Attorney To Seek Removal (CBS 5 Bay Area)
During a scheduled court appearance Friday, embattled San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew named Stuart Hanlon as his new attorney in his state criminal case. Meantime, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Friday he will go ahead with a civil lawsuit seeking to oust the suspended Jew from office for allegedly failing to comply with residency requirements.
Ex-Xybernaut Execs, Lawyer Indicted (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Former executives at Xybernaut Corp. and Ramp Corp., along with a New York securities lawyer and two Israeli investors, were charged Friday with securities fraud and other offenses in an alleged kickback scheme that involved using discounted shares to cover short sales.
Pioneering attorney Roraback dies at 87 (Boston Globe)
Catherine Roraback, a pioneering attorney who was among the founders of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, died this week at a local retirement home, according to family members.
Ed Jew: New attorney, new trial date (The San Francisco Examiner)
Ed Jew, the suspended San Francisco supervisor who is facing nine felony fraud and perjury charges regarding his legal residence, appeared in San Francisco Superior Court today with new defense attorney, Stuart Hanlon.
SF City Attorney Works Quickly to Remove Embattled Supervisor from Office (KRON 4 Bay Area)
Updated October 19, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is announcing his plan to file civil action in the hopes of ousting Supervisor Ed Jew "at the earliest opportunity."
Jones' lawyer says no evidence linking him to shooting (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Associated Press - October 19, 2007 7:45 PM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A lawyer for suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones says there's no evidence linking his client to a...
Personnel changes made in U.S. Attorney's Muskogee office (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - October 19, 2007 9:45 PM ET MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - Sheldon Sperling, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, has announced two key personnel changes in his...
Catherine Roraback, 87, Influential Lawyer, Dies (New York Times)
Ms. Roraback pressed the case that eventually led the Supreme Court ruling that laws banning contraceptives were unconstitutional, a precursor to Roe v. Wade.
Board to study complaint against lawyer (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The legal profession’s disciplinary board said a complaint by the Bar Council against lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam for alleged professional misconduct would take its normal course.
Lawyer Says He Saw Police Use Excessive Force On Woman (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin lawyer said he witnessed police use excessive force on a woman downtown, and he has the pictures to prove it. The incident took place at Seventh and Sabine streets on Thursday afternoon, after a fight broke out a couple blocks away.
Jones' lawyer says no evidence linking him to shooting (Eyewitness News Memphis)
A lawyer for suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones says there's no evidence linking his client to a paralyzing injury suffered by a Las Vegas man.
Catherine Roraback, 87; civil liberties attorney (Connecticut Post)
SALISBURY Catherine Roraback, a pioneering attorney who was among the founders of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, died Wednesday at a local retirement home, according to
U.S. attorney announces changes (Muskogee Phoenix)
The United States attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced two personnel changes in his office. Doug Horn has become the first assistant U.S. attorney and criminal chief. Robert Gay Guthrie will begin serving as coordinator of White Collar and Public Corruption Prosecution.
Ex-attorney general representing Elizabeth schools (The Star-Ledger)
Former New Jersey Attorney General Zulima Farber was retained as special counsel by the Elizabeth Board of Education this week, marking one of her first public forays back into the public eye since her resignation from Gov. Jon Corzine's Cabinet last August.
Board to study complaint against lawyer (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The legal profession’s disciplinary board said a complaint by the Bar Council against lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam for alleged professional misconduct would take its normal course.
Lawyer: Stringer pressed player to drop Imus suit (Philadelphia Daily News)
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A lawyer who represented a Rutgers women's basketball player complained to the school that coach C. Vivian Stringer pressured her to drop a lawsuit against Don Imus over the radio host's sexist and racist remarks about the team.
Attorney general's opinion ignored in Lake (Akron Beacon Journal)
Parents of kindergartners in Lake Township received letters this week informing them that the district still expects them to pay tuition for all-day kindergarten despite a recent opinion to the contrary by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.
County attorney rules road public (Helena Independent Record)
BILLINGS - A road that leads to thousands of acres of public land in north-central Montana has been ruled a public highway by the Blaine County attorney.
Facing charges, Cherokee County attorney quits (The Wichita Eagle)
Cherokee County Attorney Michael Goodrich, facing federal charges of extortion, has resigned effective Dec. 1, the Kansas attorney general's office said Friday. Goodrich, who lives in Baxter Springs, has pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion, wire fraud and witness intimidation. Federal authorities accuse him of extorting money from Sensations Gentleman's Club in Galena in exchange for ...
William's lawyer says sex was consensual (The Sacramento Bee)
Sacramento Kings player Justin Williams does not deny that he and his longtime girlfriend had sex with the woman who is accusing him of rape, but said it was consensual, his lawyer said.
District attorney apologizes after his sleeping-pill arrest (Rocky Mountain News)
District Attorney Craig Westberg has publicly apologized after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of a sleeping pill.
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.
Attorney: Registry vote strengthens STC case (Kane County Chronicle)
A law that prevents the names of juvenile sex offenders from becoming public remains intact – a move that a Geneva attorney says helps his case involving a St. Charles offender.
Fumo hires Cogan as his new lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D.,. Phila.) has hired veteran Philadelphia lawyer Dennis J. Cogan to defend him against federal charges that he defrauded the state Senate, a South Philadelphia charity, and a local seaport museum, sources said.
Sex was consensual, Williams' lawyer says (The Sacramento Bee)
The Kings' Justin Williams does not deny that he and his longtime girlfriend had sex with the woman who is accusing him of rape, but he said it was consensual, according to his lawyer.
Pioneering attorney Roraback dies at 87 (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) - Catherine Roraback, a pioneering attorney who was among the founders of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, died this week at a local retirement home, according to family members.
Brokers pressured immigrants to take unhelpful mentorships: lawyer (The Halifax Daily News)
Middlemen pressured Nova Scotian immigrants to let them arrange pricey business "mentorships" that had nothing to do with their field of expertise, immigration lawyer Lee Cohen said yesterday.
'David Copperfield is a complete gentleman,' says lawyer (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): David Copperfield's lawyer has sternly denied the sexual misconduct charges on the magician. The illusionist is currently at the center of an FBI investigation after a Seattle woman accused him of raping her in the Bahamas. However, David Chesnoff, Copperfield's lawyer, insisted that his client was a complete gentleman and couldn't do such a deed. ...
Man denied taxpayer lawyer (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE -- The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to provide an appeal lawyer at taxpayer expense for imprisoned New Underwood rancher Randy R. Miller but has approved court-appointed counsel for his wife, Mary I. Miller.
New Underwood man denied taxpayer lawyer (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to provide an appeal lawyer at taxpayer expense for imprisoned New Underwood rancher Randy R. Miller but has approved court-appointed counsel for his wife, Mary I. Miller.
County clerk seeks to have attorney fees reimbursed (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - McLean County Clerk Peggy Ann Milton, who was recently acquitted on theft and official misconduct charges, is now asking that the court appoint her defense attorney as a special state's attorney. The move could allow Milton to be reimbursed for the attorney fees she paid.
Lawyer: Williams' sex with woman was consensual (ESPN)
The lawyer for Sacramento Kings backup center Justin Williams claims his client had consensual sex with a woman accusing him of rape and he can prove it, according to a published report.
Bollywood star Dutt could head to jail Monday: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Bollywood bad boy Sanjay Dutt, who is out on bail from a six-year sentence for illegal arms possession due to a technicality, could be back in jail as early as Monday, his lawyer said.
Lawyer for Sacramento Kings center says sex was consensual (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - October 20, 2007 1:14 PM ET SACRAMENTO (AP) - A lawyer for Sacramento Kings reserve center Justin Williams says the player and his girlfriend had consensual sex with a woman...