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Lawyer Ron, Street Sense Vie for Breeders' Cup Win (Update2) (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.
Former Carolina lawyer awaits sentencing in Montana (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - October 27, 2007 6:14 PM ET BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former South Carolina lawyer awaits sentencing in Billings, for attacking his ex-girlfriend.
Guantanamo military lawyer breaks ranks to condemn 'unconscionable' detention (Independent)
An American military lawyer and veteran of dozens of secret Guantanamo tribunals has made a devastating attack on the legal process for determining whether Guantanamo prisoners are "enemy combatants".
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.
Interview With Venezuela's Attorney General (Washington Post)
The Washington Post's Juan Forero interviewed Venezuelan Attorney General Isaias Rodriguez.
Blunt lawyer claims fired because questioned office handling of emails (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A former lawyer in Gov. Matt Blunt's office says he was fired last month after he raised questions about how the governor's staff was handling office e-mails and public records requests.
Lawyer says Spears bid for custody of 2 young sons put on hold (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES — A bid by Britney Spears for shared custody of her two young sons was put on hold Friday by a court commissioner, a lawyer for Kevin Federline said.
Suspended police chief hires Pittsburgh attorney (The Tribune-Democrat)
DAVIDSVILLE — Suspended Conemaugh Township police Chief Howard Jackson has hired a Pittsburgh attorney to assist in his fight to retain his job at a hearing before township supervisors.
School board seeks S.C. attorney general's take on LaVerne Davis settlement (The Beaufort Gazette)
The Beaufort County Board of Education is looking to the S.C. attorney general to weigh in on whether the school district must release details of a secret lawsuit settlement it reached with former principal LaVerne Davis in May.
Attorney General still awaiting Amrozi`s decision (Antara News)
Attorney General Hendarman Supandji said here on Saturday that he still had yet to wait for a decision from Amrozi on whether or not he would seek a clemency in connection with the implementation of Amrozi`s execution.
Points to consider in selecting an estate planning attorney (Princeton Packet)
Q: We are finally ready to address our estate planning needs, such as our wills, trusts and protecting our assets. What are the most important considerations when selecting an estate planning attorney? What are the most common estate planning mistakes?
County calls in Raleigh attorney to handle tax dispute with Alcoa, G.E. (Salisbury Post)
With nearly a half-million dollars of taxes on the line, county commissioners have agreed to hire a Raleigh attorney who specializes in tax issues. County Attorney Jay Dees recommended the county hire Charles C. Meeker, a partner in the Raleigh office of the Parker Poe law firm.
Attorney says city not in compliance with disability law (The Decatur Daily)
Ten months after a disabled Decatur resident filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, the city is still out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, an attorney said.
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, ...
For New York lawyer, 'Movin' Out' may be a ticket out (East Valley Tribune)
It could almost be a Billy Joel song. New York guy works as a lawyer. Only the not-so-glamorous kind. For the insurance industry. The job's kind of a grind. But guy dreams of being a musician. Dreams big.
Kohring's lawyer is known for being flamboyant, effective (Anchorage Daily News)
One thing's for sure about John Henry Browne. Humble he's not. He's the Seattle lawyer defending former state Rep. Vic Kohring on federal corruption charges, and he is on a roll.
Lawyer: FDNY not responsible for Deustche tower inspection (New York Daily News)
The lawyer - and brother - of the FDNY captain stripped of his command after the deadly Deutsche Bank blaze produced documents Saturday that he says clear the embattled officer.
District attorney: Green, Briggs cite experience, track records (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Michael Green and Cara Briggs spent years working together in the District Attorney's Office, building solid records as aggressive prosecutors. Now they are turning their prosecutorial instincts toward each other.
Kohring's lawyer is known for being flamboyant, effective (Anchorage Daily News)
One thing's for sure about John Henry Browne. Humble he's not. He's the Seattle lawyer defending former state Rep. Vic Kohring on federal corruption charges, and he is on a roll.
Attorney general's wife outspoken about contraceptive decision (Boston Globe)
News reports of contraceptives provided to girls as young as 11 at King Middle School led to an uproar. Republicans launched an effort to recall members of the school board. And District Attorney Stephanie Anderson warned health professionals that they were illegally failing to report underage sex.
Death Row Inmate’s Attorney Says AG’s Office Pushed For Execution (KWTX-TV Waco)
(October 28, 2007)--An attorney for the only man put to death since the US Supreme Court announced plans to review the constitutionality of lethal injection said staff at the Texas Attorney General's Office pushed for the execution.
The legal eaglet: a lawyer at just 18 (Times Online)
WHEN 18-year-old Kathleen Holtz joins the Californian bar next month she will become the youngest lawyer in America, three years before she can legally buy herself a drink.
Graham urges attorney general nominee to declare whether waterboarding is torture (San Diego Union-Tribune)
WASHINGTON, 12:32 p.m. Oct. 28 (AP): A Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he might consider opposing Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general if the former judge says waterboarding is not torture.
Attorney polishes up business deals (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
After running his own contract maintenance company for 47 years, Tom Chase knew all about cleaning office buildings. When he set out to sell the 125-employee business, he found an experienced transaction attorney to spiff up the sale agreement and help complete the deal. The attorney Chase chose -- Timothy Duncan of Coleman, Hull & van Vliet in Bloomington -- negotiated the terms of the purchase ...
Copperfield lawyer accuses feds of leaking grand jury allegations (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - October 28, 2007 6:55 PM ET SEATTLE (AP) - Magician David Copperfied's lawyer has accused federal officials of improperly leaking information about a grand jury investigation...
Copperfield lawyer accuses feds of leaking grand jury allegations (KING 5 Seattle)
Magician David Copperfied's lawyer has accused federal officials of improperly leaking information about a grand jury investigation to a newspaper.
Attorney: LSU quarterback `beat up' in altercation (The Daily Comet)
BATON ROUGE, La. LSU backup quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was "beat up" during an altercation at a nightclub, his attorney said Sunday. Attorney Nathan Fisher said Perrilloux called him about 2:45 a.m. Friday to ask him whether Perrilloux should press chargers.
Attorney: LSU quarterback 'beat up' in altercation (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attorney for LSU backup quarterback Ryan Perrilloux says the player was "beat up" during an altercation at a nightclub. Attorney Nathan Fisher said Perrilloux called him about 2:45 a.m. Friday to ask him whether Perrilloux should press chargers.
Attorney: LSU quarterback 'beat up' in altercation (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Baton Rouge, La. — LSU backup quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was "beat up" during an altercation at a nightclub, his attorney said Sunday.
Attorney General Takes Action Against Companies Sending Unsolicited Faxes (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
By Phil Sanchez News 8 @ 6:00 INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Attorney General is taking action against 13 companies for sending hundreds of unsolicited faxes to Hoosiers. Unwanted faxes are not only is a
Copperfield lawyer accuses feds of leaking grand jury allegations (Las Vegas Sun)
SEATTLE (AP) - Magician David Copperfield's lawyer has accused federal officials of improperly leaking information about a grand jury investigation to a newspaper.
Clarify position on torture, senators urge attorney general nominee (CNN.com)
A senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he plans to vote against Michael Mukasey's confirmation as U.S. attorney general.
Copperfield lawyer accuses feds of leaking grand jury allegations (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - October 28, 2007 9:04 PM ET SEATTLE (AP) - Magician David Copperfield's lawyer has accused federal officials of improperly leaking information about a grand jury...
Attorney general's prosecution role may be curtailed (Guardian Unlimited)
The attorney general is likely to lose the right to play a part in prosecution decisions but keep the job of government legal adviser in a shakeup of the role to restore public confidence, the Guardian has learned.
Senator urges attorney general nominee to state views on interrogation technique (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | A Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he might consider opposing Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general if the former judge says waterboarding is not torture.
Lawyer says Spears bid for custody of 2 young sons put on hold (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES — A bid by Britney Spears for shared custody of her two young sons was put on hold Friday by a court commissioner, a lawyer for Kevin Federline said.
Business Insight: Attorney William Nolan on work force shrinkage (The Salt Lake Tribune)
William Nolan, attorney     William Nolan, a partner with the Ohio law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, guides companies through downturns and layoffs.
Former lawyer convicted in Montana assault case (The Montana Standard)
BILLINGS (AP) — A jury has convicted a former South Carolina lawyer who defended himself against felony assault charges stemming from an attack on his ex-girlfriend.
Safety, experience topics of sheriff and district attorney debates at Nanuet library (The Journal News)
NANUET - Candidates for Rockland district attorney and sheriff debated each other yesterday afternoon before scores of local residents and supporters at the Nanuet Public Library.
City attorney resists gift proposal (Rocky Mountain News)
The Denver City Attorney's Office is resisting a push from the Board of Ethics to create an ordinance that would require the city to report gifts over $250 and also disclose the name of the donor.
$5.6M Award Upheld, but Court Wants Explanation on Attorney Fees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
3 gunning for Ulster district attorney seat (Poughkeepsie Journal)
For the first time in more than a decade, voters in Ulster County have a choice of candidates for district attorney.
Attorney: Čunek's investigator commited no crime (Prague Daily Monitor)
Olomouc, North Moravia, Oct 27 (CTK) - Milan Sosovicka, the police officer who initially investigated into the suspected corruption of Deputy PM Jiri Cunek, committed no crime while dealing with the case, Olomouc district state attorney has concluded, the daily Pravo writes Saturday.
Copperfield lawyer accuses feds of leaking grand jury allegations (The Columbian)
SEATTLE (AP) -- Magician David Copperfield's lawyer has accused federal officials of improperly leaking information about a grand jury investigation to a newspaper.
Same lawyer, same murderer (Perth Now)
THE Legal Aid lawyer who defended Andrew Mallard in 1995 had only run one murder trial before: that of English killer Simon Rochford.
Chinese journalist detained, beaten in jail: lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
BEIJING - A Chinese journalist jailed since June in eastern China after reporting on local corruption has been beaten in jail by police interrogators, his lawyer said Monday.
Black lawyer's top-court turn points to rarity (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
WASHINGTON - Coming today to the Supreme Court: a rare appearance by a black lawyer. More than a year has passed since a black lawyer in private practice stood at the lectern in the elegant courtroom and spoke the traditional opening line, "Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the court."
Attorney general nominee pressed to define torture (The Beacon News)
WASHINGTON -- A Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he might consider opposing Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general if the former judge says waterboarding is not torture.
Indonesia: Activists call for release of Papuan lawyer (Adnkronos)
Indonesia: Activists call for release of Papuan lawyer (AKI) – Human rights activists are calling for the immediate release of Sabar Iwanggin, a Papuan lawyer, arrested because he forwarded a mobile phone text message , said to be offensive to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Frederika Korain, a lawyer with the rights groups Secretariat of Justice and Peace, told Adnkronos ...
Points to consider in selecting an estate planning attorney (Princeton Packet)
Q: We are finally ready to address our estate planning needs, such as our wills, trusts and protecting our assets. What are the most important considerations when selecting an estate planning attorney? What are the most common estate planning mistakes?