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Lawyer for Sacramento Kings center says sex was consensual (KTVN Reno)
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A lawyer for Sacramento Kings reserve center Justin Williams says the player and his girlfriend had consensual sex with a woman who is accusing him of sexual assault.
Which Came First, the Lawyer or the Stable Boy? (New York Times)
Paul Rutherford, a lawyer in Louisville, Ky., has a partner with a proven track record: the race horse Street Sense.
City gets full-time attorney, Jeffrey S. Berkbigler (Edwardsville Journal)
The city of Edwardsville will be getting a new, full-time attorney, Jeffrey S. Berkbigler, who will replace the current part-time attorney, David Gerber.
Lawyer: Coach Wanted Imus Suit Dropped (WXIA-TV Atlanta)
A lawyer who represented a Rutgers women's basketball player complained that her coach pressured the athlete to drop a lawsuit against Don Imus
Former attorney sentenced to 90 days in sex assault case (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — A former Omaha attorney has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Shaun Downey, 43, pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree assault and procuring alcohol for a minor in connection with the March 2006 incident. He was sentenced on Friday.
Former District Attorney General Kenneth Deatherage dies (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - October 20, 2007 5:25 PM ET KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former District Attorney General Kenneth Deatherage is dead at 84. Deatherage served as attorney general for the...
Lawyer for Kings centre Williams says sex with woman was consensual (Slam! Sports)
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Kings reserve centre Justin Williams and his girlfriend had consensual sex with the woman who is accusing him of sexual assault, his lawyer said Saturday.
Former District Attorney General Kenneth Deatherage dies (WMCTV Memphis)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former District Attorney General Kenneth Deatherage is dead at 84. Deatherage served as attorney general for the 4th District from 1970 to 1982. His family says he died Thursday
Missoula County Attorney makes request regarding pot arrests (KPAX Missoula)
  Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg is asking law enforcement to stop arresting county residents caught with misdemeanor amounts of marijuana The request is part of a new draft policy that he's written containing the spirit of a ballot initiative approved by voters last fall
Lawyer for Marine Accused in Death of Iraqi Civilians Vows Exoneration (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A lawyer for one of two Marines who will be court- martialed for their roles in the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha said today he believes his client...
Marine Inquiry Into Afghan Killings to Look at 2 Officers, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
A Marine Corps inquiry investigating the killings of at least a dozen Afghan civilians last March will only focus on the actions of two officers in charge.
James Epps III, longest serving city attorney in Tenn., dies (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - October 20, 2007 10:15 PM ET JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Johnson City municipal attorney James Epps III died at home on Friday after a long battle with cancer.
James Epps III, longest serving city attorney in Tenn., dies (WMCTV Memphis)
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Johnson City's municipal attorney James Epps III died at home on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. With over 40 years representing Johnson City, he was the
Longest serving city attorney in Tenn. dies (Fairview Observer)
Johnson City’s municipal attorney James Epps III died at home on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. With more than 40 years representing Johnson City, he was the longest serving municipal attorney in the state and among the longest tenured in the nation.
Longest serving city attorney in Tenn. dies (The Tennessean)
Johnson City's municipal attorney James Epps III died at home on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.
Complaint dismissed against attorney (The Register-Herald)
A Fayetteville attorney says the state Ethics Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to dismiss an ethics complaint filed against him in March.
Longest serving city attorney in TN dies (Bristol Herald Courier)
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Johnson City municipal attorney James Epps III died at home on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. Epps was the longest serving municipal attorney in the state and among the longest tenured in the nation. He represented Johnson City for 41 years.
Washington County district attorney told to fix up house (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Washington County's district attorney is being given more time to repair a dilapidated house he owns.
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.
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.
Lawyer discusses rights with Hispanics (The Wichita Eagle)
An immigration lawyer told a group of Hispanics on Saturday that they have a right to remain silent if confronted by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials. "They can't arrest you for not speaking to them, and they can't arrest you for requesting an attorney," David Link told about 50 people gathered at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Link was a featured speaker at a meeting of ...
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.
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.
Disbarred attorney arrested (The Daily Iberian)
A former New Iberia attorney was arrested Wednesday for continuing to practice law despite being disbarred last year. Charles Calahan, 65, was charged with five counts of unlawful practice of law. He was released from the Iberia Parish Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Family law attorney writes for ‘Bencher’ (Lawrence Journal-World)
An article on life perspectives of a family law practitioner by attorney David J. Brown, Lawrence, will appear in the November/ December issue of The Bencher, the magazine of the American Inns of Court.
Attorney says Propst should be allowed to finish season for players (Birmingham News)
Russ Campbell, attorney for Hoover High School football coach Rush Propst, said Saturday morning that Propst should be allowed to finish the season for the sake of the players.
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, ...
ESTATE PLANNING column: Trust changes need look from attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: How do I make changes to my trust? Is this something that I can do myself or do I need to go back to the attorney?
Former City Attorney Kraft has surgery (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
Former City of Oshkosh Attorney Warren Kraft underwent quadruple bypass surgery last week at a Green Bay hospital, according to an e-mail he sent to Acting City Manager John Fitzpatrick.
Conway: a fresh face for attorney general (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Frankfort has been a depressing, desultory place for most of the past four years. The merit hiring scandals, the constant accusations flying between the Governor's office and the office of the attorney general, and the inability of state lawmakers to address serious issues in a timely fashion: No wonder Kentucky voters seem so unengaged this fall.
Attorney stays busy at pool, on football field at Dunbar (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — Anne M. Frayne considers hard work just plain fun. Case in point: The 53-year old attorney placed in five swimming events in the Pan American Masters Games last month in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Students discuss concerns with civil liberties attorney (Hammond Daily Star)
Eight students and parents attended the meeting at the home of Corey Price, and others called on the phone during the meeting to express their views to attorney Katie Schwartzmann, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in Louisiana.
Lawyer wants Ong out of Sandiganbayan (The Manila Times)
A lawyer wants the Supreme Court to prohibit Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong from performing his functions in the antigraft court on grounds that he is not a natural-born Filipino.
Town, Attorney To Part Ways? (Leesburg Today)
Members of Town Council and Town Attorney Barbara Beach have declined comment on reports she will leave her post, as early as next week. Members of town council have already met twice in closed session regarding Beach's performance evaluation.
For more than two decades, board attorney watched over teachers (The Herald-Sun)
EDITOR'S NOTE -- Sensational cases make headlines, but the scale of sexual misconduct by teachers in America's schools gets little attention. The Associated Press has spent months digging through public records to document the problem in every state, revealing a disturbing national picture. This story focuses on the State Board of Education attorney who has crusaded against the problem in North ...
Ala. Attorney General Says Abolish Parole (NBC 13 Birmingham)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- State Attorney General Troy King advocates an end to parole, even though his old boss, Gov. Bob Riley, sped up paroles to ease overcrowding in Alabama's prisons and keep Alabama out of trouble with the courts.
Ground-breaking lawyer Roraback dead at 87 (UPI)
Catherine Roraback, a lawyer who was instrumental in a landmark federal ruling allowing contraceptives, died last week in Connecticut at the age of 87.
Ground-breaking lawyer Roraback dead at 87 (EARTHtimes.org)
Catherine Roraback, a lawyer who was instrumental in a landmark federal ruling allowing contraceptives, died last week in Connecticut at the age of 87. During her 50-year career, Roraback took on many controversial cases, including a Connecticut case that...
Copperfield lawyer rebuts allegation (AP via Yahoo! News)
Days after FBI agents searched a Las Vegas warehouse belonging to David Copperfield and a casino theater where the magician regularly performs, his lawyer rebutted an allegation that Copperfield "forced himself" on a woman.
For more than two decades, board attorney watched over teachers (WAVY 10)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Harry Wilson spent decades waging a personal war to protect children. Wilson retired at the beginning of September after nearly a quarter-century as the staff attorney for the State Board of Education.
Copperfield Lawyer Rebuts Allegation (ABC News)
Lawyer for Magician David Copperfield Denies Client 'Forced Himself' on Woman
Lawyer: Spears regains child visitation (El Paso Times)
LOS ANGELES—Britney Spears has regained temporary visitation rights of her sons, her attorney said Sunday. "Yes, she has visitation with the children," her lawyer, Anne Kiley, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press without elaborating.
Lawyer denies David Copperfield 'forced himself' on woman (KTVB Boise)
LAS VEGAS -- David Copperfield's lawyer is rebutting an allegation that the magician "forced himself" on a woman. In a statement, Attorney David Chesnoff said an unidentified woman made a false allegation.
Lawyer: Spears regains child visitation (KIFI)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears has regained visitation rights with her children. Her lawyer, Anne Kiley, confirms Spears is allowed to visit her two sons, but did not elaborate.
Lawyer: Spears regains child visitation (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - October 21, 2007 7:44 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears has regained visitation rights with her children. Her lawyer, Anne Kiley, confirms Spears is allowed to...
Attorney: Spears regains temporary visitation with kids (CNN.com)
Britney Spears has regained temporary visitation rights of her two sons, her attorney said Sunday.
Lawyer asks SC to disqualify Ong from Sandiganbayan (The Daily Tribune)
A lawyer has filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking the removal of Associate Justice Gregory Ong from the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, claiming Ong failed to prove that he is a natural-born Filipino citizen.
Commission Poised To Name Attorney (The Tampa Tribune)
Commissioners on Tuesday are expected to name a new county attorney to replace Robert Sumner, who plans to retire at the end of the year.
Catherine Roraback, 87, lawyer (The Washington Times)
SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Catherine Roraback, a pioneering lawyer who helped establish the right to contraceptives and privacy, died Oct. 17 in her sleep at a retirement home. She was 87.
Longtime Plainsboro Township attorney retiring (Princeton Packet)
PLAINSBORO — Proposals from candidates for the township attorney position are due Oct. 16, and township officials admit they have difficult work ahead in the search for a replacement for attorney Joseph Stonaker as he retires after three decades of service.