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Nigeria: AEPB is a Place of Ruthless Struggle for Survival - Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
A prominent Abuja-based lawyer and human rights activist, Venatius Egbe, has described the Mobile Court of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), as a place where jungle justice is carried out.
Illegal immigrants should not be receiving licenses from state, attorney general says (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON Illegal immigrants must not be allowed to get professional licenses and credentials from the states regulatory agency, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Thursday.
Lawyer Ron favored over Derby winner Street Sense in Breeders' Cup Classic (Covers.com)
OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Lawyer Ron, a runaway winner in the Whitney Handicap and the Woodward Stakes, f...
S&P Gets Subpoena From Connecticut Attorney General (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- McGraw-Hill Cos. said its Standard & Poor's unit received a subpoena from the Connecticut Attorney General related to an investigation into credit ratings.
JdV lawyer corroborates plot vs. Joey (The Manila Times)
The lawyer of the Speaker of the House of Representatives confirmed the supposed plot of three government officials to have Jose “Joey” de Venecia 3rd killed.
City councilor told to stop calling herself an attorney (Boston Globe)
A Portland city councilor up for re-election says she's the victim of dirty politics after getting a letter from the attorney general's office warning her to stop calling herself an attorney.
Lawyer wants evidence tossed in baby abuse case; Prosecutor says marital problems might have led to assault (Eagle-Tribune Online)
BRENTWOOD - The lawyer for a man charged with breaking multiple bones in his baby son's body is asking a judge to toss out prosecution evidence that points to marital problems between the defendant and his wife and portrays the father as angry, controlling and uncaring.
Lawyer: BP Lawsuit to Continue (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A private shareholder lawsuit in the United States against BP PLC's former head John Browne and other executives will go forward, a lawyer said, criticizing new U.S. government settlements as insufficient.
Connecticut attorney general subpoenas debt-rating agencies (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
HARTFORD, Conn. Connecticut's attorney general said Friday that he has subpoenaed the nation's three largest debt-rating agencies as part of an investigation into possible anticompetitive practices. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal confirmed that his office issued subpoenas Oct. 10 to Standard & Poors, Moody's Investor Services and Fitch Ratings Service.
Connecticut attorney general subpoenas debt-rating agencies (Boston Globe)
Connecticut's attorney general said Friday that he has subpoenaed the nation's three largest debt-rating agencies as part of an investigation into possible anticompetitive practices.
Taser victim had no drugs or alcohol in system, lawyer says (CBC)
Test results show Robert Dziekanski had no drugs or alcohol in his system when he died minutes after police subdued him with a Taser on Oct. 13, his family's lawyer said Friday.
Utah Lawyer Trekking To Vermont To Testify Against Gay Marriage (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
A Utah lawyer who opposes gay marriage is planning to travel across country this weekend to give Vermont a piece of his mind.
Former Union County attorney in court today (The Southern Illinoisan)
ANNA -The attorney for Patrick Cox, the former Union County attorney who was arrested on charges of theft this week, said he didn't even know his client was indicted until he read it in the newspaper.
Attorney seeks evidence in child pornography case (The Pantagraph)
NEW 1:50 p.m. BLOOMINGTON -- The defense attorney for a substitute teacher charged with possession of child pornography is waiting for evidence from Bloomington police.
County lawyer charged with Internet sex crimes (The Hillsboro Argus)
A Washington County lawyer currently serving time in jail for violating his parole on public indecency charges has now been federally indicted for allegedly using the Internet to entice a minor to engage in sex.
LA district attorney will not prosecute Orlando Bloom (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Bloom is not off the road. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, says they will not prosecute Orlando Bloom, who was involved in a minor car accident earlier this month. Robison says there is "insufficient...
Attorney general warns of phone scam (Warren Times-Gazette)
Rhode Island's attorney general is warning consumers not to reveal confidential information over the phone in light of a recent scam.
City okays contract with county attorney (Park Rapids Enterprise)
Pending approval of Hubbard County commissioners, county attorney Don Dearstyne will prosecute Park Rapids cases beginning Jan. 1.
Terrorism expert didn't interview Haneef, lawyer says (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer representing former Gold Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef, Peter Russo, says he does not believe an international terrorism expert from Scotland Yard flew into Queensland to help investigate his client.
L.A. district attorney's office says it won't prosecute Orlando Bloom (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - Orlando Bloom won't face prosecution because of a minor car accident earlier this month, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said Friday.
Lawyer says Spears' custody bid on hold (The Charlotte Observer)
Britney Spears arrived in court giggling on Friday but was later heard swearing during a break in a closed hearing that ended with no decision on her bid for shared custody of her two young sons with Kevin Federline. The court was expected to issue a written ruling by Tuesday after extensive testimony was presented on a number of issues, lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan said. Spears did not comment ...
Maori wrongly branded terrorists - lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Maori must not buy into the police tactic of branding their people as terrorists, lawyer Moana Jackson told the Maori Party's annual meeting at a Hastings marae today.
LA district attorney's says it won't prosecute Orlando Bloom (New York Daily News)
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said it will not prosecute Orlando Bloom, who was involved in a minor car accident earlier this month, citing "insufficient evidence."
Spears bid for custody of sons put on hold, lawyer says (CNN.com)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A bid by Britney Spears for custody of her two young sons with Kevin Federline was put on hold Friday by a court commissioner after a three-hour closed hearing, a lawyer for Federline said.
Lawyer: Spears' bid for custody put on hold (USA Today)
Hollywood's highest-profile custody case was back in court Friday, with a lawyer for Britney Spears winning a motion to bar videotaping of depositions in the case.
Lawyer: Fort Dix suspect to plead guilty (AP via Yahoo! News)
The defendant facing the least serious charges of six men in the Fort Dix terror plot case is expected to plead guilty Wednesday, according to a lawyer in the case.
Lawyer: Fort Dix suspect to plead guilty (The Charlotte Observer)
The defendant facing the least serious charges of six men in the Fort Dix terror plot case is expected to plead guilty Wednesday, according to a lawyer in the case. The attorney for Agron Abdullahu told other defense lawyers in the case about the expected plea Friday, said Richard Sparaco, lawyer for defendant Serdar Tatar. The scope and terms of the plea deal were not disclosed, Sparaco said. ...
Connecticut attorney general subpoenas debt-rating agencies (Boston Globe)
Connecticut's attorney general said Friday that he has subpoenaed the nation's three largest debt-rating agencies as part of an investigation into possible anticompetitive practices.
$5.6M Award Upheld, but Court Wants Explanation on Attorney Fees (Law.com)
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a $5.6 million verdict in a memorandum opinion against Kia Motors, but ruled the trial judge must explain why he awarded $4.1 million in attorney fees. A Philadelphia jury awarded $600 apiece to 9,402 class members whose 1995 to 2001 Kia Sephias had brakes that allegedly were prone to wear and tear, often needed replacement approximately every 5,000 ...
Lawyer says Spears' custody bid on hold (AP via Yahoo! News)
Britney Spears arrived in court giggling on Friday but was later heard swearing during a break in a closed hearing that ended with no decision on her bid for shared custody of her two young sons with Kevin Federline. The court was expected to issue a written ruling by Tuesday after extensive testimony was presented on a number of issues, lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan said.
Veteran Prosecutor Named As Interim U.S. Attorney (The Tampa Tribune)
Veteran federal prosecutor Robert E. O'Neill took the helm of the U.S. Attorney's Office here, becoming interim U.S. Attorney as the temporary term of James R. Klindt expired Friday.
Lawyer: Priest's raffle motive sincere (The Star-Ledger)
The Rev. Robert J. "Father Bob" Ascolese, a Warren County priest accused of misappropriating nearly $1 million through church powerball raffles with fake winners, thought buying tickets in the names of "alter egos" was a legal way to help his financially troubled Catholic elementary school, his lawyer said yesterday.
Richard's lawyer says Abbott's aides pressed for execution (Houston Chronicle)
A lawyer for death row inmate Michael Richard said Friday that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's aides "aggressively" pressed for Richard's recent execution.
Attorney in fatal crash faces new charge (The Indianapolis Star)
A former state attorney accused of drunken driving in a fatal wreck now faces a drug-related charge in that crash.
Trial by fire: First nine months test District Attorney Carr (San Jose Mercury News)
Video: Carr reflects on first nine months Dolores Carr knew her first year as Santa Clara County's district attorney would be eventful, but even she underestimated just how much.
Attorney general nominee's views on torture sought (San Jose Mercury News)
WASHINGTON - The nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general encountered resistance on Friday, with Democratic senators suggesting for the first time that they might oppose Mukasey if he did not make clear that he opposed waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques that
City Councilor Duson told to stop calling herself an attorney (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
PORTLAND (AP) - A Portland city councilor up for re-election says she's the victim of dirty politics after getting a letter from the Attorney General's Office warning her to stop calling herself an attorney.
Eccentric lawyer praised for passion (The Des Moines Register)
Lawyer James Benzoni toils in an old Beaverdale doctor’s office with all the adornment of a supply closet, drinking tea out of a half-gallon plastic...
Lawyer wants rat out of the bag (CNews)
A wall of police silence is standing firm since a cop was temporarily suspended for making "No Rats" T-shirts, a local lawyer says. But police union brass accuse the police critic of looking for conspiracies where none exist.
Assistant attorney general charged with stalking (Louisville Courier-Journal)
An assistant attorney general for Kentucky was arrested Wednesday and charged with stalking a woman in Franklin County.
Citing attorney's antics, Ohio Supreme Court tosses out $30 million verdict (Zanesville Times Recorder)
CLEVELAND - The Ohio Supreme Court threw out a record $30 million verdict won by a brain-damaged man, citing his attorney for inappropriate theatrics in court.
Lawyer says Spears' custody bid on hold (AP via Yahoo! News)
Britney Spears arrived in court giggling on Friday but was later heard swearing during a break in a closed hearing that ended with no decision on her bid for shared custody of her two young sons with Kevin Federline. The court was expected to issue a written ruling by Tuesday after extensive testimony was presented on a number of issues, lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan said.
Attorney seeks evidence in child pornography case (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- The defense attorney for a substitute teacher charged with possession of child pornography is waiting for evidence from Bloomington police.
Any Given Saturday and Lawyer Ron Ready for Classic (BloodHorse)
Trainer Todd Pletcher is again in the eye of the Breeders' Cup storm. The Eclipse Award-winning trainer will saddle 11 runners, including Any Given Saturday and Lawyer Ron, both of whom are set to go 1 1/4 miles in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) during the two-day World Championship event Oct. 26-27 at Monmouth Park.
Jailed Niger journalist's lawyer says tapes illegal (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters NIAMEY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The lawyer representing Moussa Kaka, the correspondent of Radio France International (RFI) in Niger arrested last month, said on Saturday that tapes allegedly linking his ...
Connecticut Attorney General Subpoenas Debt-Rating Agencies (NBC 10 Providence)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's attorney general said Friday that he has subpoenaed the nation's three largest debt-rating agencies as part of an investigation into possible anticompetitive practices.
Sting operation claims first victim, lawyer resigns (Outlook India)
The Tehelka sting operation on the post-Godhra riots claimed its first victim today with a Gujarat government lawyer, who figured in the programme, resigning even as he filed a police complaint against a leading news channel.
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.
Jailed Niger journalist's lawyer says tapes illegal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer representing Moussa Kaka, the correspondent of Radio France International (RFI) in Niger arrested last month, said on Saturday that tapes allegedly linking his client to Tuareg rebels had been illegally recorded.
Lawyer Ron, Street Sense Vie for Breeders' Cup Win (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Lawyer Ron, Street Sense and Curlin, the early favorites running from three of the first four post positions, will vie for victory in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, North America's richest race.