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Attorney: Officials to take 5th in voting irregularities case (WMCTV Memphis)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An attorney says three Wilkinson County officials will take the Fifth Amendment if asked to testify in a bizarre election challenge. Sheriff Reginald Jackson, Circuit Clerk Mon
MyFox Boston | Peterson's Lawyer Disputes Findings That Savio Was Murdered (FOX 25 Boston)
CHICAGO -- A lawyer representing Drew Peterson on Sunday questioned an autopsy conducted on the body of the former Bolingbrook police officer's third wife that concluded woman was murdered.
Lawyer: Alaska priest abuse deal reached (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $50 million to more than 100 Alaska Natives who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests, a lawyer for the accusers said Sunday.
Rape Victim’s Lawyer Refuses to Give In (Arab News)
JEDDAH, 19 November 2007 — The lawyer representing a Saudi rape victim in Qatif has criticized the second ruling issued by the Kingdom’s Higher Court of Justice doubling the woman’s punishment to 200 lashes and six months in jail, saying that the ruling “sums up the major problems that the Saudi judiciary faces.”
Ex-cop's lawyer disputes autopsy report (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his current wife disputed Sunday a renowned pathologist's recent conclusion that one of the man's previous wives had been killed, not accidentally drowned.
Jesuits to pay $50M in sex abuse case, plaintiffs' lawyer says (CNN.com)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $50 million to more than 100 Alaskans who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests, a lawyer for the accusers said Sunday.
Lawyer: 'Sense of decency' can save Lolit Solis (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Actors Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby may still drop libel charges filed against showbiz columnist and talent manager Lolit Solis if she makes a genuine retraction and a real public apology. This was revealed by lawyer Joji Alonso during an interview over ABS-CBN's "The Buzz" on Sunday.
Lawyer: Priests, Alaska Natives settle abuse case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $50 million to more than 100 Alaska Natives who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests, a lawyer for the accusers said Sunday. The settlement with the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus is the largest one yet against a Catholic religious order, said Anchorage lawyer Ken Roosa, who called it "a great day" for the 110 ...
Attorney Kevin Weiss known as the go-to guy for appeals (BizJournals)
Attorney Kevin Weiss's career path into law didn't start off on the usual track.
Cousin of Attorney General Coakley killed in fire (The Standard-Times)
Attorney General's cousin killed in fire
Camden attorney Sanford charged with improperly overseeing non-profit auto museum — Attorney General seeks over ... (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — A local attorney is being sued by the State of Maine for over half a million dollars, money it claims his law firm improperly received for expenses associated with a non-profit auto museum of which he is president.
Cozen O'Connor: Lawyer Suing for Sex Discrimination Was Fired for 'Poor Judgment' (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Cozen O'Connor has fired back at a woman lawyer who filed a sex discrimination suit against the firm, saying in its formal answer to the suit that she was fired for "poor judgment and poor decision-making" and for continuing to violate firm rules even after she was placed on probation.
Attorney for widow decries suspicion (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The attorney for Wendy E. Bookler, who found her husband dead Wednesday in their Tredyffrin Township home, said yesterday that the "grieving widow" had nothing to do with the death.
Birmingham school attorney plans to sue for tax money (Birmingham News)
Bessemer school board attorney David Sullivan said he is prepared to draft litigation to collect approximately $3.4 million in sales tax the Bessemer City Council owes the school system.
Peterson's lawyer disputes autopsy findings (The Courier News)
CHICAGO -- A lawyer representing Drew Peterson on Sunday questioned an autopsy conducted on the body of the former Bolingbrook police officer's third wife that concluded woman was murdered.
Sentencing for Metro East lawyer set today (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
EAST ST. LOUIS -- Gary Peel, a Metro East lawyer convicted of bankruptcy, fraud, obstruction of justice and child pornography, faces up to 40 years in prison at his sentencing today in federal court.
Attorney Stephen Yagman to be sentenced for fraud (Los Angeles Daily News)
Prosecutors want a federal judge to send Venice civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman to prison for at least nine years when he is sentenced today for financial crimes, including tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.
Attorney to appeal sentence over bashing (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Queensland Attorney-General Kerry Shine will seek a longer sentence for a man found guilty of bashing his girlfriend to death.
AG, City Attorney, seek suit against toy companies (Los Angeles Daily News)
The California attorney general and Los Angeles city attorney said they would file a lawsuit today against Mattel, Toys R Us, others over lead.
Ca. Attorney General Files Suit Against Mattel Inc., Toys R Us (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The California attorney general and Los Angeles city attorney said they would file a lawsuit today against Mattel Inc., Toys R Us Inc. and 18 other companies over products that...
Report: Julianna Margulies Marries Attorney Beau (Fox News)
The "ER" actress, 41, married her attorney beau Keith Lieberthal on Nov. 10, People magazine reported.
Broadcast of Khadr tape is outrageous: lawyer (CTV.ca)
The lawyer of detained Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr says it's outrageous that CBS News has broadcast a tape of his client allegedly building explosives.
Trial date set for Rockwall County District Attorney Ray Sumrow 1:17 PM CT (Dallas Morning News)
Longtime Rockwall County District Attorney Ray Sumrow faces a jury trial in March in Dallas on charges of tampering with a government record, forgery and theft.
Lawyer tells of letter to detectives in Fox case (Chicago Tribune)
The day after 3-year-old Riley Fox of Wilmington was murdered, a lawyer sent Will County sheriff's detectives a letter asking them not speak to the Fox family without an attorney present, according to federal court testimony on Monday.
60 Minutes footage outrages Khadr's lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Omar Khadr's Canadian lawyer has blasted CBS News for airing never-before-seen tape that supposedly shows the 21-year-old constructing explosives, saying the footage from a 60 Minutes special subtitled "The Youngest Terrorist?" violated a court ban.
Calif. attorney general files lawsuit against toy makers, retailers (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday filed a lawsuit against 20 companies for manufacturing or selling toys with "unlawful quantities of lead."
60 Minutes footage outrages Khadr's lawyer (CBC)
Omar Khadr's Canadian lawyer has blasted CBS News for airing never-before-seen tape that supposedly shows the 21-year-old constructing explosives.
Drew Peterson says he worried about missing wife; lawyer says he doesn't expect charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing a former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his wife said Monday he does not believe his client will face charges stemming from the investigation.
Lawyer for Peterson expects no charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing a former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his wife said Monday he does not believe his client will face charges stemming from the investigation.
Embattled attorney to leave Minnesota post (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Rachel Paulose, the embattled U.S. attorney for Minnesota, will be leaving the post to take a position at the Justice Department in Washington,
Prosecutors: Grant's Lawyer Violated Gag Order (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
The Macomb County prosecutors have filed several motions requesting that the lawyer for murder suspect Stephen Grant be found in contempt of court and be removed from the case, after they said he violated a gag order in a TV interview.
U.S. attorney being moved to Washington (AP via Yahoo! News)
Rachel Paulose, the embattled U.S. attorney for Minnesota, will be leaving the post to take a position at the Justice Department in Washington, according to a Bush administration official and congressional aide.
LaGrotta's Attorney Speaks Out On AG Charges (KDKA Pittsburgh)
The attorney for former State Representative Frank LaGrotta of New Castle is speaking out.  LaGrotta was arraigned last week in Harrisburg on two criminal counts of conflict of interest.
Macomb prosecutor seeks to have Grant trial delayed, attorney removed (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS --Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith today filed a motion seeking to have Stephen Grant's attorney removed from the case and held in contempt of court.
U.S. attorney being moved to Washington (AP via Yahoo! News)
Rachel Paulose, the embattled U.S. attorney for Minnesota, will be leaving the post to take a position at the Justice Department in Washington, the department confirmed Monday.
Lawyer for Peterson expects no charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing a former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his wife said Monday he does not believe his client will face charges stemming from the investigation.
Controversial U.S. attorney leaving Minn. post (Chicago Sun-Times)
WASHINGTON — Rachel Paulose, the embattled U.S. attorney for Minnesota, will be leaving the post to take a position at the Justice Department in Washington, according to a Bush administration official and congressional aide.
Lawyer for Peterson expects no charges (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer representing a former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his wife said Monday he does not believe his client will face charges stemming from the investigation. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, lawyer Joel Brodsky also criticized the media for their coverage of Drew Peterson, who resigned as a Bolingbrook police sergeant after his 23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy, vanished ...
State attorney general sues toy companies, others over lead exposure (The Sacramento Bee)
California's attorney general sued a who's who of toy manufacturers, retailers and department stores Monday, alleging that they knowingly exposed individuals to lead and failed to warn consumers about the health hazard in violation of Proposition 65. Attorney General Jerry Brown filed an 11-page complaint Monday against 20 companies, including Mattel, Fisher-Price, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, ...
Minn. US Attorney Moving to Washington (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Rachel Paulose, the embattled U.S. attorney for Minnesota, will be leaving the post to take a position at the Justice Department in Washington, ending a tenure marked by complaints about her management style. She will become counselor to the assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's office of legal policy, department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said in an e-mail statement. ...
Minn. U.S. attorney leaving to advise Mukasey (USA Today)
The U.S. attorney for Minnesota, Rachel Paulose, has been reassigned to Washington to advise Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Bush administration officials said today. She has been under fire for allegedly mishandling classified information and was accused of making racist and...
Minn. US attorney moving to Washington (AP via Yahoo! News)
Rachel Paulose, the embattled U.S. attorney for Minnesota, will be leaving the post to take a position at the Justice Department in Washington, ending a tenure marked by complaints about her management style.
Family's lawyer says Balibo 5 buried together (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer representing the family of one of the Balibo five says he is satisfied that all the men were buried together.
Attorney For Richard Roberts Expects He'll be Reinstated (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
The majority of the faculty at Oral Roberts University surveyed at a meeting on Monday does not believe that Richard Roberts should continue as president. The News On 6’s Ashli Sims reports 80% of the faculty polled were not in favor of Richard Roberts returning to the helm. The president’s attorney, however, remains optimistic that Richard Roberts will once again lead the university.
APBS’ banks also gambled: Lawyer (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE: He gambled big and lost. And the four foreign banks suing Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APBS) did exactly the same as its former finance manager Chia Teck Leng, according to the company’s defence lawyer Davinder Singh.
U.S. Attorney for Minnesota to Leave Post (Washington Post)
Rachel K. Paulose, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota who sparked staff rebellions and a federal probe into her handling of classified information, is resigning to return to the Justice Department's Washington headquarters, department officials said yesterday.
11th Circuit Upholds Lawyer's Conspiracy Conviction (Law.com)
The 11th Circuit has affirmed the felony convictions of now-disbarred Florida lawyer Donald Frank Mintmire, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison for conspiring with a Georgia attorney to obstruct government inquiries into two companies. A criminal defense attorney not involved in the case called it a cautionary tale for lawyers, adding, "There's zealously representing their clients, and ...
Prosecutor Wants Lawyer Booted for Talking (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
The Macomb County prosecutor wants Stephen Grant's lawyer kicked off the case for talking to Channel 7's Ray Sayah. INSIDE: Watch Ray's update
Lawyer taken off capital murder case (Austin American-Statesman)
The lead defense lawyer for a man charged with killing two Austin cab drivers in 1990 was removed from the case at her request Monday. Linda Icenhauer-Ramirez had tried to prevent the prosecution of Alberto Garcia on a charge of capital murder.
Lawyer gets 12 years in fraud, porn case (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
EAST ST. LOUIS — Gary Peel, a former lawyer at the powerful Lakin Law Firm in Wood River, was sentenced Monday to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to blackmail his ex-wife with decades-old nude photos of her teenage sister.