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Hearing Scheduled in Case of Lawyer Accused of Bank Robbery (WAFB Baton Rouge)
A federal court official says that a plea hearing has been scheduled for a Louisiana lawyer charged with bank robbery in Mississippi.
Thanou distances herself from former lawyer, comment about deserving gold medal (Los Angeles Daily News)
ATHENS, Greece - Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou distanced herself Monday from her former lawyer, who has said Thanou deserved an Olympic gold medal won by Marion Jones. Thanou won the silver behind Jones in the 100 meters at the 2000 Sydney Games, and Jones admitted last week that she was using banned substances at the time.
Thanou: Lawyer's opinions not mine (Sports Illustrated)
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou distanced herself Monday from her former lawyer, who has said Thanou deserved an Olympic gold medal won by Marion Jones.
Attorney: Boot camp altercation 'a day at office' for guards (Orlando Sentinel)
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: Jones Returns Medals (San Francisco Chronicle)
Marion Jones has given up the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics, days after admitting she used performance-enhancing drugs. It wasn't immediately clear where the medals are now. Jones' lawyer, Henry DePippo, said Monday that she had...
Defense attorney: Fla. boot camp altercation that preceded boy's death 'a day at the office' (San Diego Union-Tribune)
PANAMA CITY, Fla., 12:24 p.m. Oct. 8 (AP): 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.
Lawyer: Jones returns five Olympic medals from 2000 Sydney Games (Chicago Sun-Times)
Marion Jones has given up the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics, days after admitting she used performance-enhancing drugs. Jones' lawyer, Henry DePippo, said Monday that she had relinquished them, but declined to say who had possession of them.
Honolulu attorney disbarred (BizJournals)
The Hawaii Supreme Court has disbarred Honolulu attorney Charles R. Brown for numerous ethics violations.
Marion Jones returns five 2000 Olymic medals, lawyer (People's Daily)
Marion Jones has returned the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics, days after admitting she used performance-enhancing drugs, according to an Associated Press report. The report quoted Jones' lawyer, Henry DePippo, as saying on M ...
Fenech to plead guilty - lawyer (The Courier Mail)
FORMER world boxing champion Jeff Fenech will plead guilty to a charge of stealing three watches from a Gold Coast boutique, his lawyer says.
Fenech to plead guilty - lawyer (The Courier Mail)
FORMER world boxing champion Jeff Fenech will plead guilty to a charge of stealing three watches from a Gold Coast boutique, his lawyer told a Queensland court today.
Attorney accused of courtroom misconduct fires back (Rocky Mountain News)
An attorney who won a $1.2 million judgment against the city of Denver said a federal judge who accused him of misconduct insulted the jury by ordering a new trial.
Attorney General Troy King Seeking Tougher Sex Offender Laws (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
Attorney General Troy Kings says he wants tougher sex offender laws. Until the last couple of years, sex offender laws in Alabama were some of the weakest in the nation, now they're some of the toughest.
Law School Knocked for Including Disbarred Attorney Stewart on Ethics Panel (Law.com)
Hofstra Law School is taking heat from bloggers for including disbarred attorney Lynne Stewart on a panel at an upcoming ethics conference, "Lawyering at the Edge: Unpopular Clients, Difficult Cases, Zealous Advocates." Convicted of helping a terrorist client pass messages to supporters, Stewart was sentenced to 28 months but is free pending appeal. Interim Dean Nora Demleitner defends the ...
$3 Million Verdict Reinstated for Real Estate Brokerage That Sued Its Lawyer, Insurer (Law.com)
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reversed a Philadelphia judge's decision to toss out a $3 million verdict awarded to a real estate brokerage that sued its insurer and lawyer after it was hit with an $11.4 million verdict in a defamation suit. The Superior Court panel, which found that the judge had no basis for overturning the jury's awards, noted that trial testimony showed that the lawyer ...
Ex-attorney general's son dies in apparent suicide (Daily Herald)
The youngest son of former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan has died in an apparent suicide, the latest heartbreak for a family whose blessings are matched by tragedy.
Attorney promises appeal of music downloading verdict (Winona Daily News)
MINNEAPOLIS — The attorney for a woman found liable for illegally sharing copyrighted music says she will appeal the verdict.
Attorney aims to overturn judge's order (The Washington Times)
ANNAPOLIS — An attorney for Maryland said yesterday he will seek to undo a judge's recent order that reinstates a fired state employee until litigation resolves whether he was wrongly terminated for political reasons.
Law School Knocked for Including Disbarred Attorney Stewart on Ethics Panel (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Hofstra Law School is taking heat from bloggers for including disbarred attorney Lynne Stewart on a panel at an upcoming ethics conference, "Lawyering at the Edge: Unpopular Clients, Difficult Cases, Zealous Advocates."
$3 Million Verdict Reinstated for Real Estate Brokerage That Sued Its Lawyer, Insurer (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reversed a Philadelphia judge's decision to toss out a $3 million verdict awarded to a real estate brokerage that sued its insurer and lawyer after it was hit with an $11.4 million verdict in a defamation suit.
Tips from sheikhs given to lawyer (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Thousands of dollars in tip money for Blue Grass Airport employees from members of the ruling family of Dubai was handed over to Lexington lawyer William T. Bishop III yesterday. "I haven't been directed as to what to do with it. I know it's not mine," said Bishop, a lawyer with the law firm Stoll Keenon Ogden. Bishop, who is general counsel for Keeneland Race Course and who also has handled ...
Attorney says judge insulted jury by tossing $1.2 million award (Rocky Mountain News)
An attorney who won a $1.2 million judgment against the city of Denver says that a federal judge who accused him of misconduct insulted the jury by ordering a new trial.
Lawyer challenges NRO in Pak Supreme Court (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): A lawyer has filed a constitutional petition before the Pakistan Supreme Court challenging the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). The Ordinance aims to grant amnesty to all politicians, bankers and bureaucrats from charges relating to misdemeanours, misconduct and misuse of power between 1985 and 2007. M Aslam Khaki, a Supreme Court advocate, filed the petition ...
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.
Akhtar's lawyer files complaint against Afridi (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Lahore, Oct 9 (ANI): The lawyer of controversial Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar has lodged a complaint with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against Shahid Afridi, urging it to take action against the all-rounder for interacting with the media. Akhtar's lawyer Bilal Minto has filed a petition, saying if action could be taken against his client for holding a press conference, then similar ...
Winter Park's attorney: Keep quiet if you disagree with city (Orlando Sentinel)
Opposing sides seem to be moving further apart on ideas for future development. While this municipality prepares to fight another lawsuit, the city attorney has asked that city board members refrain from taking public positions counter to the official legal stance.
Pakistani court dismisses Bhutto's plea for pre-emptive bail, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
A Pakistani court Tuesday dismissed former Premier Benazir Bhutto's request to grant her a pre-emptive bail against any arrest ahead of her planned return home from exile next week, her lawyer said.
Czech state attorney's office re-opens Kubice report case (České noviny)
Prague- The Czech Supreme State Attorney's Office has re-opened the case of the "Kubice report," its spokesman Pavel Foltan said, adding that more evidence should be provided, the Novinky-cz server reported.
Candidates for attorney general clash over how office should be run (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Kentucky's attorney general candidates stressed their philosophical differences on topics ranging from business regulation to the state's bulging prison population during a somewhat contentious debate last night.
Indonesian lawyer warns against politicising death penalty (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
With the fifth anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings only days away, an Indonesian lawyer representing the Bali bombers and the Bali nine, says political wrangling over the death penalty is making it harder to save the lives of condemned Australians.
Corruption cases automatically stands withdrawn: Benazir's lawyer (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The promulgation of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) will facilitate the alleged looters of public money, a lawyer representing rormer premier Benazir Bhutto has said. The review boards would just examine the nature of the ordinary cases filed under the criminal acts, said Senator Farooq Naek. "All the corruption cases against Bhutto which were pending ...
Former attorney general’s son found dead of gunshot wound (The State Journal-Register)
ELMHURST — Police on Monday were investigating the apparent suicide of the 24-year-old son of former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, the latest tragedy for a family that has survived illness and the death of another child.
Attorney aims to overturn judge's order (The Washington Times)
ANNAPOLIS — An attorney for Maryland said yesterday he will seek to undo a judge's recent order that reinstates a fired state employee until litigation resolves whether he was wrongly terminated for political reasons.
Akhtar's lawyer files complaint against Afridi (New Kerala)
Lahore, Oct 9 : The lawyer of controversial Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar has lodged a complaint with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against Shahid Afridi, urging it to take action against the all-rounder for interacting with the media.
Attorney: FBI used informant wearing wire in investigation (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An assistant to one of three lawyers charged bilking clients of millions of dollars in a diet drug settlement wore a wire and turned over notes of meetings to the FBI, a defense attorney said. Rebecca Phipps, an administrative assistant to Melbourne Mills Jr., secretly recorded conversations as early as June 2006 as the FBI investigated how Mills, William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham handled a ...
Ex-Baton Rouge lawyer disbarred after moving to Texas (Houston Chronicle)
A Baton Rouge lawyer accused of abandoning up to 175 cases and moving to Texas has agreed to permanent disbarment rather than be disciplined by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Nithari killings: CBI court appoints new defence lawyer (PTI via Yahoo! India News)
Ghaziabad, Oct 9 (PTI) Unhappy with the performance of defence lawyer B P Chandra in the trail of the Nithari mass killings, the special CBI court today replaced the former with S S Sisodia.
Attorney: Fenphen informant wore a wire (Louisville Courier-Journal)
An assistant to one of three lawyers charged bilking clients of millions of dollars in a diet drug settlement wore a wire and turned over notes of meetings to the FBI, a defense attorney said.
Police challenged on Mollett's access to attorney (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
An attorney for the man accused of killing a state police corporal today hammered away at the case's lead investigator on the issue of whether his client was given his right to a lawyer
Attorney to take appeal of Dynegy's Olis for free (Houston Chronicle)
Houston attorney John O'Quinn says he is taking on the appeal of former Dynegy worker Jamie Olis for free because the case is an extreme example of prosecutorial misconduct.
Local attorney honored for helping history preservation (CentralOhio.com)
FREMONT -- Local attorney Jim Ellis was awarded a humanitarian award for helping to make a dream come true for Dr. Alvin Jackson and his family.
N.D. Governor Picks Attorney Adam Hamm As Insurance Commissioner (Canadian Business)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Fargo attorney Adam Hamm, who helped prosecute one of North Dakota's more notorious killers, says his time as an assistant state attorney will help him in his new job as state insurance commissioner.
Attorney General Files Suit Against Superior Windows (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
After a number of complaints, the West Virginia Attorney General's Office has filed suit against Superior Windows.
Attorney files appeal in sex assault case (Quad-City Times)
TODAY: (Updated 1:30 p.m.) The second trial of a Hillsdale, Ill., man facing sexual assault charges was delayed today after his attorney filed an appeal.
Iowa attorney general sues drug firms (Quad-City Times)
TODAY: (Updated 1:45 p.m.) DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today the state has filed a lawsuit against 78 pharmaceutical companies, alleging the companies inflated drug prices for Medicaid patients, costing the state millions of dollars over several years.
Anna Nicole's lawyer sues over sex claims (Stuff)
Howard K Stern, the lawyer and former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, has filed a $US60 million ($NZ79.91m) lawsuit against the author and publisher of a controversial book about the late actress for libellous claims.
Lawyer says U.S. justice system a loser in Supreme Court decision (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Associated Press - October 9, 2007 3:53 PM ET SUPREME COURT (AP) - A lawyer for a German man who says he was abducted and tortured by the CIA says the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case...
Lawyer says U.S. justice system a loser in Supreme Court decision (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
SUPREME COURT (AP) - A lawyer for a German man who says he was abducted and tortured by the CIA says the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case will "shatter all trust in the American justice system."
Brooklyn lawyer: Arena not a public use (USA Today)
Seeking to revive their lawsuit, Brooklyn residents whose homes will be lost to make way for a new arena for the NBA's Nets urged an appeals court Tuesday to let them find out if the developer of the $4 billion Atlantic Yards project got a sweetheart deal.Matthew D. Brinckerhoff, a lawyer for the families, told a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it should return ...
UPDATE: Lawyer says AC mayor was at clinic (Asbury Park Press)
Mayor Robert Levy, who's been missing for almost two weeks, is at home after leaving a Somerset County clinic known for treatment of substance abuse and mental health issues, his lawyer said today. The revelation from attorney Edwin Jacobs came after a brief conference with a state judge who scheduled a Friday hearing on a request by a city councilman to declare that the mayor had abandoned his ...