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Lawyer questioned over video clip (The Star Online)
PETALING JAYA: The Anti Corruption Agency (ACA) has recorded the statements of two prominent people – a lawyer and a business tycoon – in connection with the controversial video clip purportedly showing a senior lawyer on the phone brokering the appointment of judges.
Lawyer Lingam gives statement to ACA over clip (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam has given a statement to the Anti-Corruption Agency on the video clip allegedly showing him discussing judicial appointments with a judge.
Lawyer graduates to kindergarten (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Jeff Thompson used to negotiate contracts and considered becoming a lawyer. Then he discovered teaching. Kindergartners at Fort Lewis are glad he did.
Interim U.S. Attorney Is Picked for Eastern District (New York Times)
Benton J. Campbell will be the interim United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the department announced Friday.
Lawyer calls charges cheesy (Boston Herald)
The lawyer for reputed Boston mob captain Carmen "Big Cheese" DiNunzio said prosecutors cannot link his client to an alleged extortion scheme that squeezed a Medford...
Rostraver attorney prepares campaign for Senate (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Attorney Chris Huffman on Friday became the second Democrat to announce that he will run next year for the state Senate seat held by first-term Republican Robert Regola III.
More charges filed against Westmoreland attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Westmoreland County attorney already facing charges of unlawful gambling for holding Texas Hold'em poker tournaments at area fire halls was charged this week with holding three other tournaments in Seward.
Dedrick named U.S. attorney (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
James R. "Russ" Dedrick, a career prosecutor, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the U.S. attorney in East Tennessee.
East Ridge may sue attorney (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
East Ridge city leaders authorized interim City Attorney Michael Stewart to sue former City Attorney Cris Helton and his former law firm for malpractice.
Ed Jew's attorney seeks to disqualify supervisors from ethics case (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney who will defend suspended San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew during city proceedings that could result in his ouster said Friday that he expects to file a federal civil rights suit to disqualify members of the Board of Supervisors from hearing the...
Lawyer restored (The Grand Rapids Press)
WEXFORD COUNTY -- A state appeals court ordered Friday that a murder defendant's lawyer should be allowed to return to the Upper Peninsula case.
Bears, bullies and victimizers beware this feisty lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
Genie Harrison takes on discrimination, sexual harassment and civil rights -- and does it all with a smirk. She's been bombarded with hate mail addressed to "Dog Food Lawyer." She's been pilloried on talk radio as a money-grubbing bottom feeder. She settled the most notorious case of her career for the blue chip equivalent of pocket change.
Florida Bar president publicly rebukes defense attorney over misconduct (Sun-Sentinel)
Meeting with inmate called unethical Broward defense attorney Hilliard Moldof was publicly admonished Friday by the president of the Florida Bar for misconduct in a murder case.
U.S. attorney in Los Angeles sworn in (Los Angeles Times)
Thomas P. O'Brien, who has headed the office's criminal division since 2005, will oversee about 250 attorneys and plans to work more closely with local law enforcement. Thomas P. O'Brien, a career prosecutor, was sworn in as U.S. attorney in Los Angeles on Friday in a private ceremony, a day after the Senate confirmed his nomination by President Bush.
Stuart attorney Willie Gary sues trio, alleges extortion plot (Sun-Sentinel)
Famed attorney Willie Gary has filed a lawsuit against three people he says are trying to extort $20 million from him through allegations of sexual battery.
Ed Jew's attorney seeks to disqualify supervisors from ethics case (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney who will defend suspended San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew during city proceedings that could result in his ouster said Friday that he expects to file a federal civil rights suit to disqualify members of the Board of Supervisors from hearing the...
Judge points to lawyer's antics in junking $1.2 million ruling (Rocky Mountain News)
A judge has tossed out a $1.2 million judgment against the city of Denver, citing the courtroom behavior of lawyer Mark E. Brennan, which he called "boorish and unprofessional."
Fired U.S. attorney to discuss scandal (Seattle Times)
Former U.S. Attorney John McKay will discuss "Scandal and Controversy at the White House" at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the North Creek Events...
Conn. lawyer named new mediator for talks at Chariho (Westerly Sun)
A mediator has been appointed for talks between Chariho support staff and the school district. WOOD RIVER JCT. – A Connecticut lawyer has been appointed to mediate contract talks between the Chariho Regional School Committee and a union representing 166 district employees.
Lawyer upset at bail delays (Calgary Sun)
As his client sat quivering in the prisoner's box, the lawyer for an accused killer yesterday told court he is being hampered in his attempts to seek bail.
Lawyer wants power line hearings axed (Calgary Sun)
LETHBRIDGE -- A lawyer representing a group of southern Alberta property owners says the province should cancel hearings into a proposed power line from Lethbridge to Montana.
Two sentenced in OC bail bonds scheme tied to prominent attorney (The Fresno Bee)
Two former bail bondsmen have been sentenced to four months in prison as part of a plea deal in which they admitted to conspiring with a prominent Orange County defense attorney to illegally solicit jail inmates for his law firm.
Valleywood start inspires lawyer (icWales)
THE prospect of high-powered film moguls and movie stars flooding into South Wales in the wake of the planned Valleywood film studios at Bridgend, has inspired lawyer Pamela Forte to set up a specialised legal practice.
U.S. attorney sworn in for Los Angeles (UPI)
Prosecutors in Los Angeles Saturday praised the naming of Thomas P. O’Brien as the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles this week.
Lawyer: Greek runner deserves Jones' gold medal for 100 meters (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - October 6, 2007 11:43 AM ET ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A lawyer for the Greek sprinter who finished behind Marion Jones in the 100 meters in the 2000 Sydney Olympics says his...
Lawyer: Greek sprinter deserves Jones's gold (The Globe and Mail)
Katerina Thanou's lawyer insists she deserves the 100-metre gold medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics after finishing runner-up to disgraced American runner Marion Jones
Judgment reversed over behavior of attorney (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
DENVER (AP) - A $1.2 million judgment against the city of Denver has been thrown out because of the behavior of the attorney.
Lawyer: Greek runner deserves Jones' gold medal for 100 meters (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ATHENS, Greece Katerina Thanou's lawyer insists the Greek sprinter deserves the 100-meter gold medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics after finishing runner-up to Marion Jones. Thanou, however, was at the center of a doping scandal at the Athens Games four years later. Her lawyer, Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, said she should still be considered a worthy winner.
Jones does not deserve gold medal - lawyer (Independent Online)
Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou deserves to be awarded Marion Jones' gold medal for the 100 meters in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says her lawyer Michalis Dimitrakopoulos.
Lawyer: Thanou deserves Jones' gold medal (Sports Illustrated)
Katerina Thanou's lawyer insists the Greek sprinter deserves the 100-meter gold medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics after finishing runner-up to Marion Jones.
Attorney urges companies not to sign up for federal program (The Daily Dispatch)
PHOENIX - An attorney who represents the state's largest business group is urging companies not to sign up for that new federal database program - at least not yet.
Lawyer: Greek runner deserves Jones' gold medal for 100 meters (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
A lawyer for the Greek sprinter who finished behind Marion Jones in the 100 meters in the 2000 Sydney Olympics says his client should get the gold medal.
Appeals court: Lawyer should be on Pictured Rocks death case (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
LANSING, Mich. -- The state Court of Appeals has ruled that a defense lawyer should be allowed to return to the case of a man accused of pushing his wife to her death at Pictured Rocks...
Lawyer: Greek runner deserves Jones' gold medal for 100 meters (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
A lawyer for the Greek sprinter who finished behind Marion Jones in the 100 meters in the 2000 Sydney Olympics says his client should get the gold medal.
Power of attorney: Pros, cons, and Social Security (Miami Herald)
Q: Action Line: How do I go about getting power of attorney for my mom? She wants me to take over her financial affairs, but I've found that Social Security doesn't recognize it.
Attorney appeals decision in trial for man who shot Amber Grant (WIS News 10 Columbia)
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WIS) - An appeal has been filed by Chuck Carmack's attorney. Carmack is the Fairfield County man convicted of shooting Amber Grant and three other people at a party last summer.
Attorney probes Cedar Grove police (The News Herald)
A local attorney investigating Cedar Grove’s police department has a list of 40 allegations, including complaints from at least two officers of retaliation and harassment from the chief of police after seeking employment elsewhere.
Man who taped lawyer fears for his safety: Anwar (Taipei Times)
The man who recorded a video clip allegedly showing a well-connected Malaysian lawyer brokering the appointment of top judges is reluctant to reveal his identity because he fears for his safety, opposition politician Anwar Ibrahim said.
New U.S. attorney in Los Angeles sworn in (The Fresno Bee)
Thomas P. O'Brien was sworn in as U.S. attorney in Los Angeles on Friday, a day after the Senate confirmed his nomination by President Bush.
New U.S. attorney in Los Angeles sworn in (KTVN Reno)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thomas P. O'Brien has been sworn in as U.S. attorney in Los Angeles. O'Brien took the oath Friday, a day after the Senate confirmed his nomination by President Bush.
New U.S. attorney in Los Angeles sworn in (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - October 6, 2007 10:54 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thomas P. O'Brien has been sworn in as U.S. attorney in Los Angeles. O'Brien took the oath Friday, a day after the...
Attorney Laid to Rest (WTVC Chattanooga)
A well-known Chattanooga attorney was laid to rest today. John Stophel, a prominent lawyer and religious leader passed away earlier this week. His funeral was this morning at Brainerd Baptist Church, where he was very active in several organizations.
Westmoreland County attorney faces more gambling charges (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Westmoreland County attorney already facing charges of unlawful gambling for holding Texas Hold'em poker tournaments at area fire halls has been charged with holding three other tournaments.
Attorney probes Cedar Grove PD (The News Herald)
A local attorney investigating Cedar Grove’s police department has a list of 40 allegations, including complaints from at least two officers of retaliation and harassment from the chief of police after seeking employment elsewhere.
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, ...
Full press conference with Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati (The Southern Illinoisan)
MARION -- Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati held a press conference Thursday to discuss the ongoing investigation of four local off-duty law enforcement officers, who Herrin resident Derek Wynn claims beat him outside of his house earlier this year.
Attorney questions rights of landowners before hearing on Montana-Alberta Tie Line (Great Falls Tribune)
A Lethbridge, Alberta, attorney questioned Friday whether his landowner clients will get a fair shake at an upcoming hearing before the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board on the Montana Alberta Tie Line.
NAACP attorney to speak at banquet (The Courier)
WATERLOO --- An attorney for the national office of the NAACP will be the keynote speaker at this year's Freedom Fund banquet of the Black Hawk County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People later this month.
KURT ANGLE'S ATTORNEY EXPLAINS WHY TNA CHAMP REFUSED BLOOD TEST AFTER BEING TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR DUI CHARGES; CLAIMS ... (PWinsider)
Kurt Angle's Defense attorney Mike Santicola told WTAE-TV that he does not believe there's a basis for the DUI charges brought against the TNA champion last Friday.
Munson sanctions govt lawyer for non-appearance at hearing (Saipan Tribune)
The federal court has sanctioned a CNMI government lawyer for not showing up during Friday's hearing in connection with an alleged improper termination lawsuit filed against Public Lands Secretary John DelRosario Jr.