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Former attorney general hires defense attorney (USA Today)
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department.
Lawyer: Alleged kidnappers reach deal (MSNBC)
A husband and wife accused of kidnapping their daughter to force her to have an abortion last year have reached a plea agreement in which they will serve no time behind bars, the couple’s lawyer said Wednesday.
Gonzales hires defense lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department.
Alberto Gonzales Hires Defense Attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the second-ranking Justice...
New Carver County attorney is court veteran (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
After graduating from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, it didn't take James Keeler Jr. long to realize that tracking billable hours and scrounging up clients in private practice was not the type of law he wanted to practice. Almost 30 years later, after working as an assistant city and county attorney handling criminal cases in jurisdictions around the state, Keeler finds himself the ...
Lawyer: Pesticide left workers sterile (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a dozen Nicaraguan banana workers argued Wednesday that Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and Dow Chemical Co. robbed his clients of the ability to have children by overexposing them to a harmful pesticide.
Attorney calls surgeon's hiring at Marion VA hospital 'egregious' (Boston Globe)
An attorney for a Kentucky woman whose husband died after gallbladder surgery at a VA hospital in southern Illinois says the VA's hiring of the surgeon with a questionable record is "the most egregious" concern in the case.
Hearings on Attorney General Nominee (New York Times)
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it would open hearings next week on the nomination of Michael B. Mukasey to be attorney general.
Alberto Gonzales hires defense attorney (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LARA JAKES JORDAN Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the second-ranking Justice official in the early 1990s, was on the White House's short list last month to replace Gonzales. Investigators are look into ...
Alberto Gonzales hires defense attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the second-ranking Justice official in the early 1990s, was on the White House's short list last month to replace Gonzales.
Split Ga. Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer Who Pleaded Guilty to Cocaine Charge (Law.com)
A Georgia lawyer who's been practicing for 20 years narrowly escaped disbarment this week but may face further trouble ahead. In an opinion released Tuesday, the state Supreme Court suspended John M.B. Lewis IV for at least two years, over the objections of two justices who thought he should be disbarred. The sanction was based on a January guilty plea to cocaine possession. In a turn of events ...
Gonzales Hires Defense Lawyer to Represent Him in DOJ Inquiry (Law.com)
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar criminal defense attorney and the second-ranking DOJ official in the early 1990s, was on the White House's short list last month to replace Gonzales. Investigators are looking into allegations that ...
Woodmont attorney asks to reargue case (Connecticut Post)
MILFORD — A motion to reargue has been filed in New Britain Superior Court by the Borough of Woodmont attorney in response to a judge's Sept. 26 ruling that the borough establish regular
Newark: Lawyer Must Continue in Case (New York Times)
A federal judge ruled yesterday that a defense lawyer must continue to represent the co-defendant of Sharpe James, the former Newark mayor, in a corruption case despite the lawyer’s request to be relieved. Judge William J. Martini of Federal District Court said the lawyer, Gerald Krovatin, knew even before his client, Tamika Riley, above, was indicted in July that she was having trouble paying ...
Manhattan: Fake Lawyer Pleads Guilty (New York Times)
A Long Island man who worked as a lawyer for a prestigious Manhattan law firm admitted in State Supreme Court yesterday that he was not really a lawyer. The man, Brian Valery, 32, of Massapequa Park, started as a paralegal at the firm, Anderson, Kill & Olick, and was later hired as a lawyer after falsely claiming that he had a law degree and had passed the bar. Mr. Valery pleaded guilty to ...
Defense Lawyer Describes Murder Case Full of ‘Half-Truths’ (New York Times)
The defense lawyer in the murder case of Allan Cameron, who is accused of killing a Brooklyn police officer, attacked the evidence against Mr. Cameron as fraudulent.
Attorney Arrested During SAPD Discussion (KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News)
A city council discussion over how to respond to allegations of police brutality was briefly interrupted Tuesday afternoon when officers arrested and removed civil rights attorney James Myart from city council chambers.
Judge to decide next month whether attorney should stand trial (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - October 11, 2007 12:55 AM ET SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - A judge will decide November 13th whether a former Shawnee attorney charged with lewd molestation and drug counts should...
Alberto Gonzales hires defense attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the second-ranking Justice official in the early 1990s, was on the White House's short list last month to replace Gonzales.
Lawyer: Spears files visitation motion (USA Today)
Britney Spears filed an emergency court motion seeking to expand visitation rights with her children, the lawyer for ex-husband Kevin Federline said Wednesday.
Public censure for judge who said lawyer had 'nice butt' (New York Daily News)
When a local judge laughingly said in open court that criminal defense lawyer Ruth Boyer had "a nice butt," she was not flattered.
Lawyer: Yonkers fight was about barmaid, not baseball loyalties (Boston Globe)
Was it about baseball or the bartender? A lawyer says a fight that left a construction worker with multiple facial fractures stemmed from comments about the woman behind the bar -- not from a patron's allegiance to the Boston Red Sox.
Former U.S. attorney general hires defense lawyer (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LARA JAKES JORDAN WASHINGTON -- Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the second-ranking Justice official in the early 1990s, was on the White House's short list last month to replace Gonzales. Investigators ...
Town justice censured for saying female attorney “had a nice butt” (Mid-Hudson News)
Albany -- The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has released its determination that LaGrange Town Justice Edmund Caplicki, Jr., should be censured, for gratuitously reiterating and repeatedly joking about a defendant’s inappropriate comments about his attorney’s physical appearance.
Ex-Attorney General Gonzales Hires Lawyer (CBS News)
As the investigation continues into the firing of eight federal prosecutors, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a criminal defense attorney: George Terwilliger, a former official at the Justice Department.
Gonzales Hires A-List Defense Attorney (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a former deputy attorney general to represent him in investigations into whether he mismanaged the Justice Department or lied to Congress about the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program.
Lawyer: Yonkers Fight Was About Barmaid, Not Baseball (WNBC)
A lawyer says a fight that left a construction worker with multiple facial fractures stemmed from comments about the woman behind the bar -- not from a patron's allegiance to the Boston Red Sox.
Lawyer: Buyout a Boon to Genesco Brass (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for The Finish Line Inc. on Wednesday said Genesco's top officers may be pushing to close what could be a flawed $1.5 billion buyout because they stand to lose millions if it fails to go through.
Alberto Gonzales hires criminal defense attorney (USA Today)
Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales has lawyered up, Newsweek reports. The magazine says Gonzales hired George Terwilliger, a former Justice Department official who was named as a possible successor to the longtime Bush confidante, to represent him in the investigations...
Lawyer: Spears files visitation motion (AP via Yahoo! News)
Britney Spears filed an emergency court motion seeking to expand visitation rights with her children, the lawyer for ex-husband Kevin Federline said Wednesday.
Attorney: Texas judge not suspect in Spring fire (Houston Chronicle)
An attorney for Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina said this morning that the judge is not a suspect in a June fire that destroyed his Spring home.
Hanaway won't run for Mo. attorney general (Southeast Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Thursday that she will not run for Missouri attorney general next year, citing a commitment to her current job and family. Hanaway, a...
City attorney clarifies letter's intent (Daily Bulletin)
CLAREMONT - City Attorney Sonia Carvalho delivered an emotional statement during Tuesday night's City Council meeting denying that she intended to demand, in her letter to Google, that the company terminate the Claremont Insider blog.
Shonto Pete's attorney alleges cover-up in opening statement (KXLY-TV Spokane)
SPOKANE -- Opening statements got underway in the Shonto Pete trial Thursday, and defense attorney Dave Partovi wasted no time in attacking the entire case laid out against his client.
Fulton ordered to pay for one Nichols lawyer (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The legal standoff has begun: A judge has ordered Fulton County to pay for one of courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols' four attorneys — the most expensive lawyer on the team.
Attorney General Finds No Legal Barrier Against Gay Adoptions (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper said there are no constitutional obstacles to gay couples adopting children.
Defense lawyer in Joe Cool case calls prosecution murder evidence 'thin' (Sun-Sentinel)
Evidence revealed so far is ``thin'' against two men accused of murdering four people at sea aboard a fishing charter boat, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: Boat case evidence 'thin' (AP via Yahoo! News)
Evidence revealed so far is "thin" against two men accused of murdering four people at sea aboard a charter fishing boat, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer for alleged terrorist wants media barred from hearing (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A lawyer for one of two men charged in an Atlanta terrorism case wants a federal judge to bar the news media from an upcoming hearing in which his client's statement to authorities will be played aloud in court. The motion was filed Thursday by Atlanta attorney Jack Martin, who represents Syed Haris Ahmed, a former Georgia Tech mechanical engineering student. During the hearing, scheduled late ...
Attorney sentenced, forced to pay restitution in fen-phen case (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - October 11, 2007 9:14 PM ET JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge sentenced a Vicksburg attorney charged with wrongdoing in the nationwide fen-phen drug settlement to 6 1/2...
Attorney general says title insurance costs are too high (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - October 11, 2007 9:45 PM ET SANTA FE (AP) - Attorney General Gary King says the cost of title insurance is too high and he's asking state regulators to postpone an upcoming...
Attorney general says title insurance costs are too high (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
SANTA FE (AP) - Attorney General Gary King says the cost of title insurance is too high and he's asking state regulators to postpone an upcoming rate hearing.
Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law Screens (Addict 3D)
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (PS2) Court is in session with these new screens.
NYC lawyer sentenced for underage sex (AP via Yahoo! News)
A tax lawyer who paid a woman so he could have sex with her two underage daughters was sentenced Thursday and declared a sex offender but wasn't expected to spend much more time behind bars.
NYC lawyer sentenced for underage sex (The Charlotte Observer)
A tax lawyer who paid a woman so he could have sex with her two underage daughters was sentenced Thursday and declared a sex offender but wasn't expected to spend much more time behind bars. James Colliton pleaded guilty this month to second- and third-degree statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute. He received a sentence of one year on each count, to run concurrently. But because he has ...
Vicksburg attorney sentenced, forced to pay restitution in fen-phen case (The Clarion-Ledger)
A federal judge sentenced a Vicksburg attorney charged with wrongdoing in the nationwide fen-phen drug settlement to 6 1/2 years in prison today.
Hicks' lawyer hopes to 'stay in touch' (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The US military lawyer who defended confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks hopes to stay in touch with the South Australian for the rest of his life.
Steelers traffic issues 'hypocrisy,' attorney says (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
An attorney who battled the Steelers over a proposed amphitheater near Heinz Field is calling team officials hypocrites in their views on traffic concerns.
Lawyer mum on Police chief's letter (Fijilive.com)
The lawyer at the centre of a debate involving a "confidential letter" from Fiji's police chief is not revealing how he got it. Abhay Singh says that it is solicitor-client privilege and sees nothing wrong in his using the letter in court.
Attorney charged in drunken driving incident (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
HAMMOND | Well-known area attorney and North Township Board member Peter Katic faces three misdemeanor charges in connection with his arrest last week by Munster police.