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Magician's lawyer denies claims (The Wichita Eagle)
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. "An unidentified woman has made serious allegations against David Copperfield," lawyer David Chesnoff said Friday. "It is important these allegations be put into ...
Lawyer says taser overused by police (CNews)
A London lawyer isn't surprised to hear a 34-year-old Londoner suffered a heart attack after being tasered by police last week. Ron Ellis said yesterday he warned the province at two cases linking deaths to police tasers that there would be more tragedies.
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?
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, ...
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.
Lawyer: Magician didn't 'force himself' (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
David Copperfield lawyer rebutted an allegation that Copperfield "forced himself" on a woman.
Oakland attorney vows to get tough on bad lending (The Argus)
With nearly 1,000 Oakland homes now in foreclosure and more headed that way, the Oakland city attorney and several housing and consumer groups announced last week a coalition to help homeowners in
re: Patrick T. Schmidt attorney, CPA, advocate (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Accountant in law school: "(I have been doing) Mom's Lasagna almost two years now. … (I have worked) 15 years-plus as (an) attorney. … I have no idea how I got interested in this work. I just always remember having the plan of getting my accounting degree and then going to law school."
Attorney Hanni Hospitalized (WFMJ Youngstown)
21 News has confirmed that prominent attorney Don L. Hanni, Junior remains hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic. The Vindicator is reporting the attorney, who is in his 80's, suffered a mild stroke on Sunday.
Lawyer: Spears regains child visitation (York Daily Record)
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.
Copperfield Lawyer Rebuts Allegation (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
District judge faces challenge from attorney (phillyburbs.com)
DOYLESTOWN - Magisterial District Judge Philip Daly thinks he's brought a common-sense approach to his court. Doylestown attorney Mardi Harrison says a judge should be focused not on common sense, but on the law.
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.
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.
Apex court decision on Musharraf next week: lawyer (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court would announce next week its verdict on President General Pervez Musharraf's eligibility to contest the presidential elections, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer says Britney has regained visitation rights to see her kids (EARTHtimes.org)
LOS ANGELES - The Britney Spears saga has taken another new twist with her lawyer saying the pop princess has regained the rights to visit her children. Anne C. Kiley told CNN that Britney has been allowed to visit with her children this weekend.
Attorney General King: Abolish Parole (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
State Attorney General Troy King advocates an end to parole. King says a sentence should mean something, adding: "Our...
Lawyer: Magician didn't 'force himself' (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
David Copperfield lawyer rebutted an allegation that Copperfield "forced himself" on a woman.
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.
Female attorney facing meth charges tests positive (Evansville Courier & Press)
A local attorney who faces charges related to meth is back in the Vanderburgh County Jail, accused of testing positive during a drug test on Friday.
Lawyer: Spears Regains Child Visitation (San Francisco Chronicle)
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. Spears was spotted...
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.
Ala. attorney general says abolish parole (NBC 15 Mobile)
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...
Spector in talks to hire new lawyer for second murder trial (The Fresno Bee)
Phil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead lawyer to an unidentified California attorney who has not yet completed negotiations with the record producer to represent him at his second murder trial, Spector's remaining lawyer told the trial judge Monday.
Republicans censure attorney for donating to a Democrat (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
DENVER (AP) - The state Republican Party's central committee has voted to censure the party's attorney after they learned he donated $400 to a Democratic candidate.
2 former Marco council members did not violate Sunshine Law, State Attorney's Office says (Naples Daily News)
Two former Marco Island City Councilors did not violate the state's Government in the Sunshine Law, the local State Attorney's Office decided last week.
Leesburg Attorney Launches Campaign Opposing Plowman (Leesburg Today)
John Flannery, an attorney at Campbell Miller Zimmerman in Leesburg, announced today that he is launching a write-in campaign for the Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney post.
Spector in talks to hire new lawyer (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LINDA DEUTSCH Phil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead attorney for his second murder trial to an unidentified California lawyer, the music producer's remaining lawyer told the trial judge Monday. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler read two reports submitted by attorney Christopher Plourd but kept them sealed because they detail Spector's financial negotiations with a number ...
Spector in talks to hire new lawyer (The Charlotte Observer)
Phil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead attorney for his second murder trial to an unidentified California lawyer, the music producer's remaining lawyer told the trial judge Monday. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler read two reports submitted by attorney Christopher Plourd but kept them sealed because they detail Spector's financial negotiations with a number of lawyers since ...
Spector in talks to hire new lawyer (USA Today)
Phil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead attorney for his second murder trial to an unidentified California lawyer, the music producer's remaining lawyer told the trial judge Monday.
Uganda: Attorney General Ordered to Join Suit On Licence Fees (AllAfrica.com)
THE Commercial Court has ordered the Attorney General to join Uganda Revenue Authority in a case filed by motorists.
Lawyer: Coach Wanted Imus Suit Dropped (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
(AP) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - 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.
Police group endorses Angela Corey for State Attorney (The Florida Times-Union)
The Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police announced Monday that it has endorsed Angela Corey for State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Anna Nicole's lawyer makes his move (Splash via Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment)
Anna Nicole Smith's former lawyer Howard Stern wants to make the tragic star's daughter the sole heir to her estate.
Former WPB city commissioner Liberti complains about U.S. Attorney in latest letter (Sun-Sentinel)
In his latest letter seeking early release from federal prison, disgraced former West Palm Beach City Commissioner Ray Liberti complained to a federal judge that he regrets he "succumbed to threats and a plea deal" at the hands of the U.S. Attorney and that he should not be in a maximum security detention center.
Aussie lawyer 'in $64bn counterfeit plot' (Adelaide Now)
AN Australian lawyer is part of an "audacious" band of counterfeiters who tried to con the Bank of England out of a whopping ?28 billion ($64.83 billion) with badly-made fake notes, a London court heard today.
The State's Attorney General received the Honor of a Lifetime Monday. (WIBW-TV Topeka)
Every year the Kansas County and the district attorney's association issues the lifetime achievement award to a career long prosecutor. This year, Attorney General Paul Morrison received the award.
Deny link to videotape, CJ and lawyer urged (The Star Online)
A VETERAN lawyer who is also an MP has challenged Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and a prominent lawyer to publicly deny that they are in the alleged “judge-brokering” videotape.
Spector in talks to hire new lawyer (9 News Denver)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead attorney for his second murder trial to an unidentified California lawyer, the music producer's remaining lawyer told the trial judge Monday. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler read two reports submitted by attorney Christopher Plourd but kept them sealed because they detail Spector's financial negotiations with a ...
GALESBURG: AG’s office says not enough evidence to pursue criminal charges against state’s attorney (Peoria Journal Star)
GALESBURG - The Illinois Attorney General’s office has said there isn’t enough evidence to pursue criminal charges against embattled state’s attorney John Pepmeyer, officials announced tonight.
Attorney general cites error in Sterling ruling (The Greenville News)
Attorney General Henry McMaster said Monday a circuit judge mistakenly moved to prohibit testimony of four crucial state witnesses at the securities fraud trial of Greenville businessman John M. Jack Sterling Jr. and has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the lower-court ruling and remand the case back for trial.
Calif. attorney general vows to sue EPA over emission standards (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state's attorney general said Monday that he would sue the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to force it to decide whether to let California and 11...
State Attorney clears two Marco council members of Sunshine violations (Bonita Daily News)
Two former Marco Island council members didn’t violate the state’s Government in the Sunshine Law when they exchanged e-mails, the local State Attorney’s Office has decided.
Calif. attorney general vows to sue EPA (Centre Daily Times)
The state's attorney general said Monday that he would sue the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to force it to decide whether to let California and 11 other states impose stricter standards on certain vehicle emissions.
Canada's youngest multiple killer done with co-accused boyfriend, says lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The young southern Alberta girl who helped slaughter her entire family in order to be with a boyfriend nearly twice her age is now "disgusted" at the thought of him and wants no further contact, says her lawyer.
Lawyer: Estrada appeal for pardon 'an act of statesmanship' (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Former president Joseph Estrada's decision to ask for a pardon from President Arroyo is an "act of statesmanship" meant to heed the administration's call for national unity, Estrada's lawyer said Tuesday.
Acting U.S. Attorney's Term Ending (The Tampa Tribune)
With only days left before the expiration of James Klindt's appointment as the acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, the Senate Judiciary committee is watching closely what the Bush administration will do.
Attorney seeks Boca Raton arrest records of man later found dead by train tracks (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney alleges cover-up in death of man found by tracks In the 911 call recorded at 3 a.m., the panic in Melissa Milanese's voice is apparent.
GOP censures attorney for donation to Buescher (The Daily Sentinel)
At the behest of the Mesa County Republican Party, the Colorado Republican Party voted to censure its attorney, John Zakhem, for making a contribution to incumbent Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction.
Attorney: Chalk art isn't a crime (Detroit News)
CLINTON TOWNSHIP -- The attorney representing the three people charged with misdemeanor counts of defacing public property told a judge the statute is "vague and overboard" and he will file motions to get the case dismissed.