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Fayette county attorney ready to act on dog complaints (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Can't sleep because your neighbor's dog barks incessantly? Scared to go for a walk because dogs run loose in your neighborhood? Fayette County Attorney Larry Roberts says you can file a complaint with his office and he'll try to help you out. "Don't think of it as a magic wand," he told an audience of about 35 people and one service dog last night at a dog management task force public forum. ...
Anna Nicole Smith's former lawyer files suit over book (CNN.com)
The lawyer and companion for former Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith has filed a $60 million libel suit against the author and publisher of a new book on Smith's life and death.
County attorney targets judge (The Arizona Republic)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas on Tuesday demanded that a senior Superior Court judge step down from cases involving his office. The unprecedented request would essentially force Judge Timothy Ryan to resign his position as assistant presiding criminal judge.
Chaikasem endorses as caretaker attorney-general (The Nation)
Deputy Attorney-General Chaikasem Nitisiri was Wednesday endorsed as caretaker Attorney-General following the retirement of Pachara Yuthithamdamrong by Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont.
Attorney Remains Critical After Diving From Ledge (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Edmond attorney who jumped from an Oklahoma City hospital ledge last week remains in critical condition. Robert Behlen was taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after he stabbed himself in the neck with a pencil at the Oklahoma County jail, where he was being detained after he allegedly tried to rob Barrett Drug Center in Edmond on September 18th.
Sallenger family attorney: Hold police accountable (The State Journal-Register)
The attorney for Andrew Sallenger's family told jurors in federal court Tuesday that local law enforcement needs to be held accountable for what happened to the mentally ill man in his own bedroom 5 1/2 years ago.
Edmond attorney remains critical after diving from ledge (Tulsa World)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Edmond attorney who jumped from an Oklahoma City hospital ledge last week remains in critical condition.
Attorney general nominee lawyered for 'dial-a-porn' (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A "dial-a-porn" service and the New York Daily News are among companies Michael Mukasey, President Bush's choice for attorney general, has listed as former legal clients in documents turned over to senators who will decide whether to confirm him.
NYC Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Rape (Time Magazine)
A tax lawyer accused of paying a woman so he could have sex with her two underage daughters pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute
State attorney general will attend open forum on child Internet safety (BizJournals)
Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper Jr. will take part in an open forum on child Internet safety at the Nashville Public Library Thursday.
Attorney quits in PSL child abuse case (The Palm Beach Post)
A judge this morning allowed a Miami attorney to withdraw from representing a Port St. Lucie woman accused of abusing and neglecting her 11 disabled adopted children while collecting millions in child welfare.
Lawyer confirms he'll represent suspended Falcons QB on dogfighting charges (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
SUSSEX, Va. - A lawyer for Michael Vick confirmed in a brief court appearance Wednesday that he would represent the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback on state charges of dogfighting.
Attorney Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison (WBZ Boston)
A Boston attorney has been charged with delivering heroin to an inmate at the state prison in Walpole. More Massachusetts News
Vick lawyer makes Va. court appearance (UPI)
Virginia's animal cruelty case against Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick got under way Wednesday with a brief court appearance by Vick's lawyer.
Supervisor Ed Jew's Attorney Quits (KGO-TV Bay Area)
There's a new twist in the legal case against San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. The attorney in his criminal case has dropped out.
New Denver city attorney named (BizJournals)
Mayor John Hickenlooper on Wednesday appointed David Fine as Denver city attorney, seven months after Larry Manzanares resigned the post amid a theft scandal.
Attorney disciplined for sexual relationship with client (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - October 3, 2007 2:34 PM ET BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has disciplined a Billings attorney who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a...
Hickenlooper names Denver native as new city attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
David Fine, a partner with Denver-based Kelly Garnsey Hubbell + Lass LLC, is Denver's new city attorney, Mayor John Hickenlooper announced today.
Lawyer says potential purchaser of Canucks made up his testimony (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer representing the owner of the Vancouver Canucks says one of the two other men battling for control of the team deserves a Pulitzer Prize for his fictitious testimony.
Jena Six Protest Planned in Lafayette Aimed at U.S. Attorney (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Organizers say the protest is aimed at U.S. Attorney Donald Washington and the U.S. Department of Justice for not pursuing hate crime charges against white youths who hung nooses on a tree at Jena High School. Washington works out of the Lafayette Office.
Anna Nicole's lawyer sues author over sex claims (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Howard K. Stern, the lawyer and former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, has filed a $60 million lawsuit against the author and publisher of a controversial book about the late actress for libelous claims.
Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton (Search Engine Watch)
As part of a series looking at Internet and intellectual property law, Clarke Douglas Walton, an attorney and former VP of an SEM firm, discusses trademark usage in PPC advertising, the DMCA, and future legal issues on the horizon for search marketers.
Lawyer says potential purchaser of Canucks made up his testimony (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer representing the owner of the Vancouver Canucks says one of the two other men battling for control of the team deserves a Pulitzer Prize for his fictitious testimony.
Oklahoma attorney general asks hold on executions (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Oklahoma's attorney general asked the state Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday not to set any more execution dates until the U.S. high court rules on a challenge to the lethal injection method.
Family hires local attorney Manning in airport death (BizJournals)
Phoenix attorney Michael Manning has been hired by the family of a New York woman who died at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after she was arrested and handcuffed for causing a disturbance in Terminal 4.
Surayud appoints Chaikasem acting attorney-general (Bangkok Post)
Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont has appointed Chaikasem Nitisiri acting chief of the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), filling in for director-general Patchara Yutithamdamrong who retired last month.
Abuse suspect loses her attorney over money snag (The Palm Beach Post)
A judge allowed a Miami attorney to withdraw Wednesday from representing a Port St. Lucie woman accused of abusing and neglecting her 11 adopted children while collecting millions in child welfare, after the attorney reported she cannot pay him because the federal government plans to seize her assets.
Mayor backs city attorney's decision to withhold names of cops accused of excessive force (Chicago Tribune)
Mayor Richard Daley backed on Wednesday a controversial decision by the city's top attorney to withhold from aldermen the names of Chicago police officers accused of using excessive force.
Spector seeking new lawyer (Pasadena Star-News)
LOS ANGELES - Most of Phil Spector's defense lawyers are bowing out of his second murder trial and the legendary music producer has begun an intensive search for a new lead counsel, a remaining lawyer told the judge Wednesday.
U.S. attorney rips Quincy judge over 'present' to crimina (Boston Herald)
U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan slammed a Quincy judge for giving an alleged career criminal an early "Christmas present" by quashing an earlier conviction, allowing...
Supervisor Jew's defense attorney wants to quit case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Suspended San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew's fight against state criminal charges that could end his political career and send him to prison took a new twist Wednesday when his defense attorney said he wants to quit the case. Criminal defense attorney Bill...
Supervisor Jew's defense attorney wants to quit case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Suspended San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew's fight against state criminal charges that could end his political career and send him to prison took a new twist Wednesday when his defense attorney said he wants to quit the case. Criminal defense attorney Bill...
Lawyer with history of civic involvement becomes Denver's city attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
David Fine on Wednesday became the third city attorney of Mayor John Hickenlooper's tenure.
Carrollton lawyer to run for judge post in Denton County (Dallas Morning News)
Carrollton lawyer Karen Guerra has announced she will attempt to unseat Denton's 16th Judicial District Court Judge Carmen Rivera-Worley in next year's general election.
Hickenlooper names lawyer David Fine to succeed Manzanares as city attorney (Denver Post)
Denver lawyer David Fine was named Wednesday as the new city attorney by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.
Lawyer cleared of sneaking pot into Don Jail (Toronto Star)
A prominent Toronto lawyer has been cleared of charges that he smuggled marijuana to an inmate in the Don Jail.
Egyptians may hire lawyer for student in bomb case (Orlando Sentinel)
A defense lawyer said Wednesday that Egypt's government would hire him to represent an Egyptian college student charged with making an Internet video showing how to use remote-control toys to detonate terrorist bombs.
Lawyer Shot With BB Guns Helps Nab Teens (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Two teens learned the folly of shooting a BB gun at an attorney, especially when the lawyer is a longtime rugby player who goes by the nickname "Dr.
Lawyer shot with BB guns helps nab teens (AP via Yahoo! News)
Two teens learned the folly of shooting a BB gun at an attorney, especially when the lawyer is a longtime rugby player who goes by the nickname "Dr. Death."
Attorney defends reputation of strangled girl (The Buffalo News)
For at least a moment, defense attorney Andrew C. LoTempio wants people to forget about who killed Crystallynn Girard — whether it was her mother, her mother’s exboyfriend or someone else.
Student Death | Attorney: Ryan was wrongly diagnosed (Daily Pennsylvanian)
College sophomore Anne Ryan was "unequivocally" misdiagnosed with a viral infection when she visited the emergency room at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania three days prior to her death, the Ryan family attorney said yesterday.
Lawyer to Supreme Court: Banning drink specials breaks the law (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON Drinkers in this college town were wrongly cut off from two-for-one beer deals and cheap shots of liquor by bar owners who fixed their prices, a lawyer told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Attorney For Greensboro Police Chief Speaks Out (WXII ThePiedmontChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Greensboro's former police chief is responding to criticism from city leaders.
Grand jury indicts Rogers attorney, 36 (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — A grand jury indicted a Rogers attorney on charges he transported stolen money, the U.S. Attorneys Office in Fort Smith said Wednesday. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Attorney For Former Police Chief Speaks Out (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
Locke Clifford, the attorney for David Wray, accused city manager Mitch Johnson of overreacting after he read the newest documents at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Pima County Attorney: Fatal police shooting justified (The Arizona Republic)
TUCSON - The Pima County Attorney's Office has declined to file any charges against two Tucson police officers involved in a fatal shooting in May.
Lawyer sues Macy's over retirement plan stock (BizJournals)
Cincinnati lawyer Stephen Imm has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of participants and beneficiaries of Macy's Inc.'s 401(k) and May Department Stores' retirement plans. (M)
Lawyer accused of smuggling heroin (Boston Globe)
A Boston lawyer was arraigned yesterday on drug charges after he was allegedly found with packets of heroin as he was about to visit clients in the state prison in Walpole.
Lawyer for sickened teen says e-mail shows USDA waited 18 days before seeking burger recall (The Kansas City Star)
NEWARK, N.J. | An e-mail from a federal inspector confirms the U.S. Department of Agriculture knew that millions of frozen hamburger patties could be contaminated with E. coli in early September but waited 18 days before concluding Topps Meat Co. should issue a recall, a lawyer for a teen sickened by the beef said today.
Confirmation Hearings For Mukasey As New Attorney General Could Begin Oct. 17 (CBS News)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said confirmation hearings on Judge Michael Mukasey as the next attorney general could begin in two weeks. Leahy made the comments during a business meeting of the Judiciary Committee this morning.