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Attorney says Riley Ann Sawyer killed during dispute over manners (WLBT 3 Jackson)
HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for Riley Ann Sawyer's mother says the toddler was beaten to death by her stepfather who lost control because she failed to say "please" and "yes sir."
Attorney says Riley Ann Sawyer killed during dispute over manners (KLAS Las Vegas)
Associated Press - November 28, 2007 8:43 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for Riley Ann Sawyer's mother says the toddler was beaten to death by her stepfather who lost control because she...
U.S. Attorney announces anti-gang grants for Massachusetts (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan is handing out just over $1 million to eleven cities across the state in an effort to stem gang violence.
Attorney for three former professors suing ORU says he intends to continue fight against Richard Roberts (Tulsa World)
The attorney representing three former ORU professors says they may settle their suit with the school, but are determined to reveal the truth of what went on there.
Granby theater lawsuit might be dismissed, club's attorney says (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK Granby Theater has won a ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to hold the club liable for a shooting there that gravely wounded a patron, according to the theater's lead attorney. Jeffrey F. Brooke . . .
Lawyer Battling for Katrina Payments Is Indicted (New York Times)
Richard F. Scruggs, a prominent trial lawyer who has been fighting insurance companies over payments for damage from Hurricane Katrina, was indicted Wednesday on federal bribery charges.
Florida State Attorney's 15th Judicial Circuit Selects InnerWireless' PanGo To Track Felony Case File Locations (RFIDSolutions-RFIDSolutionsOnline)
InnerWireless, Inc., the leading provider of in-building wireless solutions, recently announced that it has integrated its PanGo real-time location system (RTLS) into the Florida 15 th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's office STAC case tracking system, enabling the office to promptly locate legal documents for approximately 18,000 felony cases.
State's attorney: Preliminary evidence points to self-defense in Centralia death (The Southern Illinoisan)
CENTRALIA - Marion County State's Attorney Matthew Wilzbach was limited on what he would say Wednesday afternoon, but he shed some light on the ongoing investigation into the death of a Murphysboro man.
Attorney Wants Evidence Released In Disappearance (The Tampa Tribune)
Paul Sisco, the attorney representing Sandra Prince's boyfriend, wants the results of soil samples taken in connection with her disappearance to be released to the public.
New lead lawyer in email probe says he won't rush to judgment (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
St. Louis lawyer Chet Pleban, the new lead attorney for the investigation of how Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration handles e-mails, says he has not followed the controversy and won’t rush to judgment.
The defense attorney argues that his client should have been retried by last summer in the 2005 death of a ... (Reading Eagle)
The defense attorney argues that his client should have been retried by last summer in the 2005 death of a professional boxer. A county judge rejects the argument.
U.S. Attorney General Mukasey will speak in Park City today (Deseret Morning News)
Newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey is coming to Utah, to speak to a conference of attorneys general from around the nation.
Pa. Lawyer Indicted in Tax Fraud Case (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Pennsylvania lawyer allegedly concocted schemes to help eight clients and two of his employees hide more than $23 million in income and avoid paying more than $4.6 million in taxes, a federal grand jury charged Wednesday.
Civil Rights Lawyer Yagman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Civil rights lawyer Stephen Yagman was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in federal prison after being convicted earlier this year on bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson says he imposed a "serious sentence" after being "shocked" by Yagman's testimony, which he called "so transparently untrue in so many areas."
Katrina lawyer charged with bribery (Los Angeles Times)
Mississippian who has been fighting insurers is accused of trying to bribe a judge. So are his son and three others. A powerful lawyer who has been leading the legal battle against the insurance industry in post-Katrina Mississippi was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on suspicion of conspiring to bribe a state judge.
Attorney: Letter described sighting of missing woman (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, his attorney Joel Brodsky said.
County attorney takes job at the University of Virginia (News Leader)
VERONA — County attorney Steven L. Rosenberg has resigned to take a job at the University of Virginia.
We'll tell Americans about Nandigram: Former US Attorney-General (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Former US Attorney-General Ramsay Clark slammed the West Bengal government for 'perpetrating atrocities' on the people of Nandigram as part of a globalisation drive to set up industries there. "We can understand your sufferings at the hands of the attackers and the police," Clark, who along with Senator Sarah Flounders and a US trade union leader Steve Kirschbaun, visited BUPC refugees at the ...
We'll tell Americans about Nandigram: Former US Attorney-General (Express India)
Former US Attorney-General Ramsay Clark slammed the West Bengal government for 'perpetrating atrocities' on the people of Nandigram as part of a globalisation drive to set up industries there.
Attorney to replace convicted colleague (Post-Tribune)
GARY -- Attorney Clorius Lay will fill a void left in the city of Gary's law department by the conviction of his colleague, Willie Harris. Lay's 13-month contract with the city was approved by the Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday. It runs Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, 2008.
Attorney Says Riley Ann Sawyer Killed During Dispute Over Manners (KLTV 7 Tyler)
An attorney for Riley Ann Sawyer's mother says the toddler was beaten to death by her stepfather who lost control because she failed to say "please" and "yes sir."
Attorney: 'Baby Grace,' 2, beaten to death for poor manners (News Journal)
HOUSTON (AP) — The stepfather of a 2-year-old girl lost control and beat her to death because she wouldn’t say “please” and “yes sir,” an attorney for the girl’s mother said Wednesday.
State's attorney: Preliminary evidence points to self-defense in Centralia death (The Southern Illinoisan)
CENTRALIA - Marion County State's Attorney Matthew Wilzbach was limited on what he would say Wednesday afternoon, but he shed some light on the ongoing investigation into the death of a Murphysboro man.
Football365 Mediawatch News: Mr Lawyer, relax (Teamtalk via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
You might expect today's Mediawatch to be chock-full of stuff about Harry Redknapp. However, we've been told that one more brush with the law and we'll find ourselves drinking Special Brew in a doorway, begging for coppers in the street. So in the manner of the boy Jamie, we'll just say this; we hope Harry has a top, top lawyer.
Sex pics lawyer to face tribunal (BBC News)
A lawyer who secretly filmed a girl in a cubicle at a leisure centre is to face a High Court disciplinary tribunal.
Lawyer faces discipline tribunal (BBC News)
A lawyer who secretly filmed a girl in a cubicle at a leisure centre is to face a High Court disciplinary tribunal.
Ex-Officer Lawyer Denies Barrel Existed (The Houma Courier)
A lawyer for Drew Peterson has denied a large container was ever hauled out of the former police officer's suburban home the day his wife vanished. "We have heard several stories. First it was a barrel. Then it was a container.
Ex-officer lawyer denies barrel existed (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Drew Peterson has denied a large container was ever hauled out of the former police officer's suburban home the day his wife vanished.
Ex-officer lawyer denies barrel existed (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for Drew Peterson has denied a large container was ever hauled out of the former police officer's suburban home the day his wife vanished. "We have heard several stories. First it was a barrel. Then it was a container. The shape keeps shifting," Joel Brodsky told NBC's "Today" show Thursday. "There never was a barrel. There never was a container." Peterson's stepbrother reportedly said ...
New attorney in murder, arson case (The Reporter)
A new attorney has been appointed to represent a Vacaville man facing murder and arson charges in connection with a fire that claimed the life of an elderly Vacaville woman last July. Murder defendant Richard Lee Strand, 38, had been represented by the Solano County Conflict Defender's Office, but on Wednesday Deputy Conflict Defender Kathryn Barton reported that her office, too, had a conflict
Attorney General, EPA Face Off (WNYC New York Public Radio)
New York's Attorney General's office says it will sue the EPA for repealing regulations that forced companies to publicly disclose the amount and type of chemicals they use, store and release into th....
Peterson lawyer: 'There never was a barrel' (USA Today)
A lawyer for Drew Peterson has denied a large container was ever hauled out of the former police officer's suburban home the day his wife vanished.
Bellevue attorney pleads guilty to security fraud, tax charges (Seattle Times)
A Bellevue attorney pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and failure to file tax returns...
District attorney says he will file charges (Watertown Daily Times)
JUNEAU - The Dodge County district attorney announced this morning he will be filing charges of felony murder against Tyson J. Lotz, 28, of West Bend later today.
Bellevue Lawyer Charged With Securities Fraud, Tax Evasion (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- A Bellevue lawyer finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Tolan S. Furusho has been charged in U.S. District Court in Seattle with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of failing to file federal income tax returns.
Attorney Indicted in Bribery Scheme (Eyewitness News Memphis)
Six people, including prominent attorney Richard "Dickey" Scruggs, are named in a six-count federal indictment in Mississippi in an attempt to influence a judge and defraud the state.
Lawyer: Suspect in Holloway case frustrated over latest arrest (The Daily Comet)
ORANJESTAD, Aruba A lawyer for a Dutch suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway said Thursday his client is frustrated about his return to jail, where he has complained about a lack of reading material and family visitation rights.
Lawyer: Suspect in Holloway case frustrated over latest arrest (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - November 29, 2007 2:24 PM ET ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) - A lawyer for a Dutch suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway says his client is frustrated...
Supreme Court denies appeal of former N.B. lawyer (CBC)
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from a Moncton lawyer convicted of obstructing justice.
U.S. Attorney's office hires casino crimes specialist (The Business Journal of Phoenix)
The U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona is dedicating a new prosecutor to work on gaming and casino-related crimes in the state.
Attorney says Mullins is innocent (The Evening News and the Tribune)
Richard M. Mullins Jr. is an innocent man who did not break any laws, his attorney said Wednesday. Mullins, a 30-year-old plumber from Greenville, was living a quiet life with his family and children until the week of Sept. 17, said his defense attorney, Michael McDaniel of New Albany.
State Attorney General Asks Court to Clarify Ruling (WMGT Macon)
The State Attorney General Thurbert Baker wants the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider or clarify its recent ruling on the sex offender law. He wants to know if the ruling applies *only to sex offenders who own property. Baker is submitting a formal request to the court, saying it impacts all law enforcement agencies and all sex offenders in the state. The Georgia Supreme Court issued ...
Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing against Alexandria attorney under way at parish courthouse (The Town Talk)
Witnesses appeared this morning to testify in a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing involving Alexandria attorney James Ogden Middleton II.
Judge denies Milton's request for attorney fees (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON — A judge turned down a request Thursday from McLean County Clerk Peggy Ann Milton to have her attorney fees reimbursed by the county.
Barry Bonds begins assembling legal dream team; eyes famed attorney Keker (New York Daily News)
Barry Bonds is considering hiring top-notch criminal defense attorney John Keker, who served as the special prosecutor of Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North during his Iran-Contra trial in the late 1980s, as his lead lawyer, several sources told the Daily News.
Supreme Court reinstates attorney (BizJournals)
The Hawaii Supreme Court has reinstated attorney Cynthia Kay McNeff to practice law in the state.
Bonds adds lawyer (Sports Illustrated)
Barry Bonds plans to add an attorney to his legal team before his federal court appearance next week, the slugger's longtime business affairs lawyer said Thursday.
Feds want Kerik's lawyer disqualified (The Charlotte Observer)
Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge in the case against former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to consider disqualifying Kerik's lawyer, saying he has a potential conflict of interest because he could be called as a witness. Kerik, once President Bush's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, made admissions to the attorney, Kenneth Breen, that constituted ...
Missouri Attorney General Releases Vehicle-Use Details (The Morning News)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A top official for Gov. Matt Blunt threatened Wednesday to subpoena Attorney General Jay Nixon's office or campaign to get information about the political use of his state vehicle and staff.
Haneef lawyer faces Keelty complaint (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer for former Gold Coast-based doctor Mohamed Haneef says he could be struck off the Register of Barristers because of two complaints made to the Queensland Legal Services Commission (QLSC).