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Group targeting Maricopa County sheriff, attorney for recall (KTVK Phoenix)
MESA -- A group has filed paperwork in an effort to recall Maricopa County's two top law enforcement officials. The Arizonans for the U.S. Constitution and Recall of Joe Arpaio filed paperwork Oct. 29, to recall Sheriff Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
City Attorney seeks injunction against Rolling 40s Crips, other gangs (Los Angeles Daily News)
The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has filed a civil lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction restricting the criminal activities of three Los Angeles street gangs, including the Rolling 40s Crips, a notorious gang featured by the LAPD in its 2007 list of the top ten most dangerous gangs in the city.
Attorney: Family bears responsibility in Cranston death (Chicago Sun-Times)
The family of Michael “Walking Mike” Cranston bears some of the responsibility for his hit-and-run death, says the attorney for the man accused of running him down.
Salt Lake attorney wins national award (Deseret Morning News)
Sean Reyes, an attorney with the Salt Lake City firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer, has been chosen as the 2007 National Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the American Bar Association.
Lawyer to plead guilty in campaign finance misdemeanor (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A St. Clair Shores lawyer who figured in the high-profile federal bribery case against former Macomb County prosecutor Carl Marlinga is expected to plead guilty today to a campaign finance misdemeanor, officials said.
Lawyer: Simpson to go golfing (MSNBC)
O.J. Simpson’s lawyer said the former football star plans to spend the next two weeks in Miami “playing golf and taking care of the kids” before returning to a Nevada courtroom to be arraigned.
Judge dismisses case on civil rights lawyer (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Charlottesville, VA - A judge has dismissed a case against a lawyer who was charged with improperly contacting members of a grand jury. Deborah C. Wyatt, 57, was charged with five misdemeanor counts of embracery, a common-law charge rarely used in Virginia.
Lawyer: O.J. to spend time golfing (AP via Yahoo! News)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer said the former football star plans to spend the next two weeks in Miami "playing golf and taking care of the kids" before returning to a Nevada courtroom to be arraigned on kidnapping and armed robbery charges that could mean life in prison.
Bush plans to nominate Connecticut US attorney for top post (WTNH-TV New Haven)
New Haven (AP, Nov. 15, 2007 1:55 PM) _ President Bush plans to nominate Connecticut U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor as associate attorney general at the Department of Justice.
Attorney General appoints special investigative team to check for Sunshine Law violations (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon today appointed a special investigative team to look into whether Gov. Matt Blunt’s office violated the Sunshine Law by deleting e-mails.
Khan told lawyer his life in danger (UPI)
Two days before he was arrested, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan sent his London lawyer a message that he fears for his life.
Italian policeman faces murder charge over fan death: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
An Italian policeman who shot dead a football fan, sparking nationwide riots, now faces a charge of voluntary homicide, his lawyer said.
Bush plans to nominate Connecticut US attorney for top post (Boston Globe)
President Bush plans to nominate Connecticut U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor as associate attorney general at the Department of Justice.
Attorney: Ex-teacher in sex case was 'pressured' to confess (The Arizona Republic)
A defense attorney for a former Saguaro High School teacher and track coach said Thursday that Scottsdale police violated the rights of her client when they ''pressured'' him into confessing that he fondled a 17-year-old student.
Lawyer: O.J. to spend time golfing (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LINDA DEUTSCH O.J. Simpson's lawyer said the former football star plans to spend the next two weeks in Miami "playing golf and taking care of the kids" before returning to a Nevada courtroom to be arraigned on kidnapping and armed robbery charges that could mean life in prison. More than a decade after his acquittal on murder charges, Simpson was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on charges ...
Italian policeman faces homicide charge over fan killing: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Italian policeman who shot dead a football fan, sparking nationwide riots, now faces a charge of voluntary homicide, his lawyer said Thursday.
Bush plans to nominate Connecticut US attorney for top post (Stamford Advocate)
President Bush said Thursday that he will nominate Connecticut U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor as associate attorney general at the Department of Justice.
Arkansas Attorney General Creates Health Care Bureau (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday he was following through on a campaign promise and creating a health-care bureau within his office to handle consumer complaints and questions.
Lawyer: O.J. to spend time golfing (9 News Denver)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyer said the former football star plans to spend the next two weeks in Miami "playing golf and taking care of the kids."
Normandy fire attorney defends pay (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Elbert Walton Jr., attorney for Normandy Fire Protection District, has been paid $76,671 since April -- more than six times what the district’s former attorney says she typically billed in an entire year and far more than what many other districts pay their attorneys, according to Post-Dispatch research.
Reiser attorney grills boy; judge snaps at murder defendant (San Francisco Chronicle)
(11-15) 18:59 PST OAKLAND - The defense attorney for Hans Reiser suggested Thursday that his client's 8-year-old son had been coached to give damaging testimony against the computer programmer, who is on trial for allegedly murdering his estranged wife....
Attorney General Creates State Health-Care Bureau (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Thursday he has fulfilled his campaign promise to create a health care bureau within the attorney general's office.
Former U.S. attorney in S.F. named to his old job (San Francisco Chronicle)
(11-15) 19:13 PST SAN FRANCISCO - Joseph Russoniello, who served as U.S. attorney in San Francisco from 1982 to 1990, was nominated Thursday by President Bush to return to the post of chief federal prosecutor in coastal Northern California. Russoniello, 66, a...
McLaren lawyer seeks F1 title for Hamilton (Khaleej Times)
LONDON — A lawyer for McLaren called yesterday for Lewis Hamilton to be handed the points that would make the Briton, and not Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, this year’s Formula One world champion.
Haneef lawyer to address rally (The West Australian)
The lawyer for former terror suspect Mohamed Haneef will lead a rally against the Howard government in Brisbane on Saturday. The community rally, at Queens Park in Brisbane's CBD, has been organised by a coalition involving green groups, refugee advocates, indigenous people and the peace movement.
Visalia lawyer gets UC position (The Fresno Bee)
A Visalia lawyer perhaps best known for his representation of farming interests on water issues was appointed Thursday as vice president of the University of California's division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
$45.7M in Attorney Fees Awarded in Wal-Mart Class Action (Law.com)
A Philadelphia judge has ordered Wal-Mart to pay $45.7 million in plaintiffs' attorney fees, $3.6 million in plaintiff expenses and $10 million in prejudgment interest as a result of a class action brought against it by its Pennsylvania employees. Those numbers are in addition to a jury verdict of $78.7 million and statutory liquidated damages of $62 million awarded because a Philadelphia jury ...
County Hires Attorney For White (The Tampa Tribune)
Hillsborough County officials have hired a private attorney to represent County Commissioner Kevin White and investigate a sexual harassment claim filed against him by a former aide.
LaGrotta knew nothing about hefty bonuses, lawyer says (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
HARRISBURG -- Former state Rep. Frank LaGrotta knew nothing about the hefty bonuses doled out by House Democratic leaders last year and is merely a "tangential" figure in the state's ongoing grand jury investigation of the bonuses, Mr. LaGrotta's lawyer insisted yesterday.
Russoniello is tapped as new NorCal U.S. attorney (The Fresno Bee)
The Bush administration tapped Joseph Russoniello as the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, the White House announced Thursday.
$45.7M in Attorney Fees Awarded in Wal-Mart Class Action (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Philadelphia judge has ordered Wal-Mart to pay $45.7 million in plaintiffs' attorney fees, $3.6 million in plaintiff expenses and $10 million in prejudgment interest as a result of a class action brought against it by its Pennsylvania employees.
Haneef's lawyer to lead rally against Oz Government (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Melbourne, Nov 16 (ANI): Peter Russo, lawyer for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef, will lead a rally against the Howard Government in Brisbane on Saturday. The community rally, at Queens Park in Brisbane's CBD, has been organised by a coalition involving green groups, refugee advocates, indigenous people and the peace movement. Russo is expected to deliver the key address about the ...
At Boca Raton school, attorney general discusses safe use of Internet (Sun-Sentinel)
Thirteen-year-old children are not allowed to have pages on the popular MySpace.com social networking Web site. Yet, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Thursday morning met hundreds of Boca Raton Middle School students who admitted lying about their ages and regularly using the site.
Reiser's attorney implies son was coached to testify against dad (San Francisco Chronicle)
The defense attorney for Hans Reiser suggested Thursday that his client's 8-year-old son had been coached to give damaging testimony against the computer programmer, who is on trial for allegedly murdering his estranged wife. William Du Bois' persistent cross-...
Bush turns to familiar face, names Russoniello as U.S. attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
Joseph Russoniello, who served as U.S. attorney in San Francisco from 1982 to 1990, was nominated Thursday by President Bush to return to the post of chief federal prosecutor in coastal Northern California. Russoniello, 66, a San Francisco lawyer, would fill...
Durham gives lawyer's DWI case to state (The News & Observer)
District Attorney David Saacks persuaded state Attorney General Roy Cooper to assign a special prosecutor to the case of a Durham lawyer charged last month with driving while impaired.
Bush taps Hopi for Ariz.'s U.S. attorney (The Arizona Republic)
A member of the Hopi tribe was nominated by President Bush to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Arizona.
Lawyer for south China shooting victim's family demands information (Eastday.com)
A lawyer approached by the family of a doctor who was shot dead by police in Guangzhou early on Tuesday has demanded police allow full access to a key witness to the event and called for a fully independent inquiry.
Brooklyn attorney honored for his fight for civil rights (New York Daily News)
Brooklyn attorney Sanford Rubenstein has received the Marcus Garvey Award for his civil rights work.
Lawyer arraigned in sex sting (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Two weeks after being bailed out of a Columbus jail, a lawyer was arraigned Thursday on Warren County charges for allegedly trying to make a sexual rendezvous at the Ohio Statehouse with a police officer he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Lawyer: Brown's bank accounts are low (AP via Yahoo! News)
A company that handles royalties and income from commercials and other projects for James Brown's estate has significantly less money than it should, a lawyer for the late soul singer's family said.
Myanmar Frees 53 Prisoners After UN Envoy Visit: Lawyer -AFP (Nasdaq)
YANGON (AFP)--Myanmar's military rulers freed 53 prisoners, including six political activists, after a UN rights investigator visited Yangon's notorious Insein prison, a lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer: Brown's bank accounts are low (The Charlotte Observer)
A company that handles royalties and income from commercials and other projects for James Brown's estate has significantly less money than it should, a lawyer for the late soul singer's family said. Much of the money that was supposed to be going to James Brown Enterprise Inc. instead ended up in a company established by a former trustee accused of misappropriating $7 million from the singer, ...
Arts Council's attorney to testify (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
An attorney for the Arts Council of Brazos Valley has agreed to testify in a potential lawsuit against himself, which is being considered by the agenc ...
Lawyer charged in faked order case (Courier-Post)
CAMDEN -- A Philadelphia lawyer who gave a client in a Camden County personal injury civil case a faked court order has been charged with uttering a forged document.
Lawyer: James Brown estate shortchanged (CNN.com)
BAMBERG, South Carolina (AP) -- A company that handles royalties and income from commercials and other projects for James Brown's estate has significantly less money than it should, a lawyer for the late soul singer's family said.
Lawyer Says Teen Who Caused Ammonia Leak Needs Time (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - A lawyer representing the 16-year-old boy authorities say punctured an ammonia pipeline in Riverview on Monday while drilling for money said he hopes people will "take a deep breath" and allow the boy to recover before pursuing a criminal case.
Opposition Lawyer: Burma Frees 6 Political Prisoners (Voice of America)
A lawyer for Burma's main opposition party says the Burmese government has freed six political prisoners from the notorious Insein Prison.
U.S. attorney nominee Russoniello would take over Bonds prosecution (San Jose Mercury News)
The Bush administration late Thursday nominated former San Francisco U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello to take over his old job as the Bay Area's top law enforcement officer, putting him in position to assume leadership of the perjury prosecution of former Giants slugger Barry Bonds.
Khan has top Auckland lawyer in his corner (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The partner of a New Zealand man detained in Fjij is hoping a top Auckland lawyer will work his magic.