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(TNA) Kurt Angle's Attorney Disputes Drunk Driving Charges & More (The Wrestling News Page)
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — The attorney for pro wrestler Kurt Angle disputed a drunken driving charge filed by a suburban Pittsburgh police department. Defense attorney Mike Santicola told WTAE-TV that he does not believe there's a basis for the charges.
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.
Tenure of high-profile attorney could be nearing end (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - October 7, 2007 1:15 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A high-profile Oklahoma City attorney soon could lose his law license if an Oklahoma Bar Association panel finds that he...
Govt seeks to bar lawyer from broadcasting case (The Herald)
GOVERNMENT has challenged the suitability of Harare lawyer Mr Terrence Hussein to represent a company contesting Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s monopoly on broadcasting frequencies in the country.
State Attorney's Office Drops Burglary Charges (Independent Florida Alligator)
Charges against UF senior football player Earl A. "Tony" Joiner were dropped late this morning. State Attorney's Office spokesman Spencer Mann said the office reviewed the Gainesville Police Department case report, contacted the victim, and filed a no info.
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.
Angle’s Attorney Disputes DUI Charges; Blames Kurt’s Fame (Wrestling News)
Kurt Angle’s Defense attorney Mike Santicola told WTAE-TV out of Pittsburgh, PA that there is no basis for DUI charges brought against his client last Friday.
Credit crisis puts Citigroup's chief in the hot seat (International Herald Tribune)
The crisis raised doubts about whether the chief, Charles Prince 3rd, a well-regarded corporate lawyer with little previous operating experience as a banker, is dexterous enough to manage a complex global enterprise like Citigroup.
Judge cites lawyer's behavior in scrapping $1.2M judgment (Summit Daily News)
DENVER A judge has tossed out a $1.2 million judgment in favor of a former Denver firefighter, citing the "boorish and unprofessional" courtroom behavior of his lawyer.
Future Of High-Profile Attorney Unknown (KOCO 5 Oklahoma City)
A high-profile Oklahoma City attorney soon could lose his law license if an Oklahoma Bar Association panel finds that he repeatedly violated the organization's rules of professional conduct, as is alleged.
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?
Judge Cites Lawyer's Behavior In Tossing Judgment (CBS4 Denver)
A judge has tossed out a $1.2 million judgment in favor of a former Denver firefighter, citing the "boorish and unprofessional" courtroom behavior of his lawyer.
Attorney Jerry Berry teaches Lely High students a lesson in law (Marco Eagle)
Lely High School students had a brush with the law Friday as they spoke with prominent Naples-area attorney Jerry Berry at a school assembly. Berry, a highly sought-after defense attorney, spoke at an assembly in the school auditorium to hundreds of juniors and seniors about the legal consequences of various actions.
Tenure Of High-Profile Attorney Could Be Nearing End (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A high-profile Oklahoma City attorney soon could lose his law license if an Oklahoma Bar Association panel finds that he repeatedly violated the organization's rules of professional conduct, as has been alleged.
Attorney General Lynch makes staff changes (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch names Jeff Guimond as his director of policy and legislation. Before the appointment, the UMass-Amherst graduate previously worked as a top aide to Lieutenant Gov. Charles Fogarty and an associate at the Mayforth Group in Providence.
Lawyer says Sutton won't settle lawsuit (Rapid City Journal)
FORT PIERRE - State Sen. Dan Sutton, being sued by a former legislative page who claims sexual misconduct, is not willing to settle the lawsuit, Sutton's attorney says.
State's attorney recoups overdue rent from IDES (Daily Herald)
McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi has been taking a lot of heat around the county courthouse -- and elsewhere -- for revelations last month that his office spent thousands on meals, snacks and candy since he took office in December 2004.
Katrina case hangs over attorney general race (The Advocate)
Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. faces two rivals in his re-election bid, with his pursuit of criminal charges against a New Orleans doctor in the deaths of patients after Hurricane Katrina figuring prominently in the race.
Hammond attorney arrested after crash (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
MUNSTER | Hammond attorney and former Lake County commissioner Peter Katic was arrested Friday following a three-car accident on Calumet Avenue, Munster police said.
Appeals court: Lawyer should be on Pictured Rocks death case (Detroit News)
LANSING -- 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 National Lakeshore.
Former Magdalo lawyer files graft raps vs. Speaker: report (Philstar.com)
Lawyer Ruel Pulido filed Monday a graft complaint against Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. and his son, Jose de Venecia III, before the Office of the Ombudsman, according to media reports.,
Chaikasem selected as new attorney-general (The Nation)
The State Attorney Commission Monday voted unanimously to promote deputy attorney-general Chaikasem Nitisiri as the new attorney-general. Chaikasem, who is caretaker attorney-general following retirement of Pachara Yutithamdamrong, was selected with 12 votes.
Accused killer's lawyer seeking publication ban (Calgary Sun)
EDMONTON -- The lawyer for accused prostitute killer Thomas Svekla wants a publication ban during Svekla's February trial for the murders of Theresa Innes and Rachel Quinney.
Thanou deserves Marion Jones’s gold, Greek sprinter’s lawyer says (Kathimerini)
Katerina Thanou’s lawyer said the Greek sprinter deserves to be awarded Marion Jones’s gold medal for the 100 meters in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Thanou, 32, finished second in Sydney behind Jones, but was at the center of a doping scandal at the Athens Games four years later.
No Estrada pardon while ruling on appeal -- lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- A presidential pardon for convicted president Joseph Estrada could not be granted while he is seeking Sandiganbayan’s reversal of a graft conviction, his lawyer said Monday.
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.
Lawyer liability (Financial Times)
When Steve Shapiro gets up in front of the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to argue about third-party liability in investor lawsuits, he will have more than a lawyer’s interest in the outcome.
Attorney steps in to help family of cancer patient :Family trying to get state to restore Medicaid benefits lost in ... (South Bend Tribune)
OSCEOLA -- A local attorney for Indiana Legal Services has intervened with the state's Division of Family and Children to help restore benefits to a 7-year-old cancer patient.
Attorney General Lynch makes staff changes (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Attorney General Patrick Lynch names Jeff Guimond as his director of policy and legislation. Before the appointment, the UMass-Amherst graduate previously worked as a top aide to Lieutenant Governor Charles Fogarty and an associate at the Mayforth Group in Providence.
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.
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?
Lawyer: Mo. man will plead to kidnapping (AP via Yahoo! News)
The former pizza parlor manager accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two boys is pleading guilty in the case because he wants to spare his family and those of his victims any further pain, his defense attorney said.
Lawyer who filed impeach rap denies bribery charges (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Lawyer Roberto Rafael Pulido, whose impeachment case was endorsed by Laguna Representative Edgar San Luis, on Monday denied he was responsible for the alleged bribe attempt to congressmen and that his complaint was on Malacañang’s instructions.
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.
Attorney promises appeal of music downloading verdict (Pioneer Press)
The attorney for a woman found liable for illegally sharing copyrighted music says she will appeal the verdict.
New attorney general (The Nation)
Chaikasem Nitisiri became the new attorney general yesterday after the State Attorney Commission voted....
JDV lawyer eyes Pulido disbarment (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Speaker Jose de Venecia's legal counsel is studying the possibility of seeking Roel Pulido's disbarment for alleged “forum shopping” after the lawyer filed a graft complaint against the House chief before the Ombudsman on Monday.
Hearing scheduled in case of lawyer accused of bank robbery (WMCTV Memphis)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal court official says that a plea hearing has been scheduled for a Louisiana lawyer charged with bank robbery in Mississippi. According to Twana Summers, the courtroom deputy
Attorney: Boot camp altercation 'a day at office' for guards (Miami Herald)
When seven boot camp guards repeatedly hit a 14-year-old boy hours before his death, it was just "a day at the office" for the drill instructors who followed camp procedures and a nurse who watched, a defense attorney said Monday at their manslaughter trial.
Lawyer in video recording controversy keeps mum (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk V. K. Lingam, the lawyer allegedly captured on video discussing judicial appointments with a senior judge, declined comment when contacted yesterday.
Defense attorney: Boot camp altercation 'another day at office' (Orlando Sentinel)
When seven boot camp guards repeatedly hit a 14-year-old boy hours before his death, it was just "another day at the office" for the drill instructors who followed camp procedures and a nurse who watched, a defense attorney said today at their manslaughter trial.
Ex-attorney general's son dead in apparent suicide (Chicago Tribune)
Elmhurst police this morning are investigating an apparent suicide by the son of former Illinois attorney general Jim Ryan.
Conn. Attorney General Sues Broker (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Connecticut's attorney general is suing the world's second-largest reinsurance broker, claiming it violated Connecticut's antitrust and unfair trade practices acts and essentially raised rates for consumers.
Attorney General Release New Details of Shootings (WBAY Green Bay)
state attorney general says Tyler Peterson also shot at the Crandon police officer who responded, and exchanged gunfire with officers in Argonne before he died.
Defense attorney: Boot camp altercation 'another day at office' (WAVE 3 Louisville)
An attorney for one of seven boot camp guards charged with killing a 14-year-old boy said Monday that the juvenile offender was kneed and hit "strictly according to procedure,'' and that guards had no way of knowing about the medical condition the defense says caused his death.
Lil Wayne Arrest Mostly A Paperwork Mix-Up, Lawyer Says (MTV Music Television)
Lil Wayne's lawyer says his Idaho arrest was mostly a paperwork mix-up after the rapper's previous attorney had said the case had been thrown out.
Chisley's attorney: Jury reached wrong verdict (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE — The attorney for convicted murderer LaVon Chisley filed a motion Monday asking a judge for a new trial or an outright acquittal, arguing the jury’s verdict was not supported by credible evidence.
Home Depot lawyer: Billerica official has conflict (Lowell Sun)
BILLERICA -- The local lawyer for Home Depot wants a Planning Board member to recuse himself during hearings later this month, because the member helped form an opposition group last year.
Christchurch lawyer to pay $570,000 in costs (Stuff)
A Christchurch lawyer has been handed another bill of more than $500,000 for botching a property deal six years ago.
KY Attorney General candidates to square off Monday (14 WFIE Evansville)
Kentucky's candidates for Attorney General will meet in a televised debate Monday.