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Lawyer halts hearing on handgun license (The Oregonian)
After spending the morning painting himself as a victim of "fabricated" information, controversial Portland lawyer Randy Ray Richardson on Monday afternoon abruptly withdrew his challenge to the county's denial of his concealed handgun license.
RAIL HERO AND LAWYER SETTLE SUITS (New York Post)
Subway Superman Wesley Autrey and his lawyer have settled lawsuits they filed against each other over a contract they signed to exploit his heroism. Autrey had accused lawyer Diane L. Kleiman and her business partner, Marc Antonio Esposito, of...
Council attorney submits another bill for services (The Town Talk)
An attorney for the Alexandria City Council last week submitted another invoice to the city for almost $5,000, bringing the total to more than $12,000 that Toni Martin has not been paid and may never be paid.
Attorney files motion for scheduling order in Bishop lawsuit (Birmingham News)
The attorney for the Hoover Board of Education filed a motion Monday asking that the two sides in former Hoover High School Principal Richard Bishop's lawsuit file motions Dec. 3 for a decision on whether he was hired as a probationary or contract principal.
Choy replaces Johnson as Birmingham city attorney (Birmingham News)
Michael Choy, a partner with Birmingham law firm Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, confirmed Monday he will become the new Birmingham city attorney, replacing Tamara Harris Johnson.
Lawyer says Linda Stein's daughter has 'rock solid' alibi (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for Mandy Stein says she has a "rock solid" alibi and every reason to cooperate with cops to catch whoever killed her punk-rock pioneer mom, Linda Stein.
Attorney: No higher city traffic fines (The Bismarck Tribune)
Associated Press Writer By DALE WETZELBy DALE WETZEL North Dakota law limits city fines for motorists who drive too fast or run stop signs, an attorney told the state Supreme Court in a dispute that could drain some of the cash traffic scofflaws pay to city treasuries.
Double murder suspect loses bid for private lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A St. John's-area man accused of murdering two people has lost another bid to have the government pay for a private lawyer to represent him at trial.
Double murder suspect loses bid for private lawyer (CBC)
A St. John's-area man accused of murdering two people has lost another bid to have the government pay for a private lawyer.
School Board attorney may talk (The Jackson Sun)
The Jackson-Madison County School Board will vote Thursday on whether to let their attorney publicly discuss what occurred during an attorney client meeting that has sparked two complaints to the Madison County Ethics Committee.
Senate panel expected to approve attorney general nominee (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee prepared to advance Michael Mukasey's nomination as attorney general after two key Democrats pledged to support him because he promised to enforce a law against waterboarding if one was enacted by Congress.
DeLuca Attorney Makes Last-Minute Pitch For No Expulsion (NBC 30 Connecticut)
State Sen. Lou DeLuca's attorney made a last-minute pitch to a Senate committee Monday, urging members not to recommend expelling the lawmaker for asking a trash hauler with alleged mob ties to threaten someone.
Senate Committee Approves Mukasey as Attorney General (Fox News)
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to send Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general to the full Senate, voting 11-8 to recommend approving him.
Boca lawyer dies in Nassau scooter crash (The Palm Beach Post)
Eric Glatter, a Boca Raton lawyer, died Sunday in Nassau when he lost control of a rented scooter.
Mukasey confirmation as attorney general virtually assured (Houston Chronicle)
The Judiciary Committee advanced Attorney General designate Michael Mukasey's nomination to the Senate floor Tuesday, virtually ensuring confirmation.
NYC Subway Hero, Lawyer Settle Lawsuits (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A commuter hailed as a hero for saving a teenager who fell in front of a subway train has settled with his own lawyer over lawsuits they filed against each other.
Senate Panel Clears Mukasey to Be Attorney General (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Senate panel cleared Michael B. Mukasey's nomination to be President George W. Bush's third attorney general, setting the stage for probable confirmation by the full Senate this week.
Senate Judiciary Committee approves Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey (New York Daily News)
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 8 this morning to approve retired New York federal judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general, despite lingering questions over his views on torturing terrorists.
O.J. Simpson's lawyer loses bid to edit 'inflammatory' charges (Miami Herald)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer lost a bid to strike what he called "unfairly prejudicial and inflammatory" language from the criminal complaint accusing Simpson and two other men of armed robbery and kidnapping.
Attorney general nomination moves one step closer to confirmation (CNN.com)
After weeks of controversy over Michael Mukasey's views on waterboarding, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved the former judge's nomination for attorney general.
Senate Panel Clears Mukasey to Be Attorney General (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Senate panel cleared Michael B. Mukasey's nomination to be President George W. Bush's third attorney general, setting the stage for confirmation by the full Senate possibly as soon as this week.
Lawyer Says He May Represent Spector In Retrial (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Veteran San Francisco lawyer Doran Weinberg says he's been talking to Phil Spector about representing the rock producer in the retrial of his murder case.   SLIDESHOW: Phil Spector On Trial   RELATED STORIES: Phil Spector
Lawyer in talks with Spector over retrial representation (The Fresno Bee)
Veteran San Francisco lawyer Doran Weinberg says he's been talking to Phil Spector about representing the rock producer in the retrial of his murder case.
Defense attorney: Shuster marriage was "bitter, cold" (The Fresno Bee)
VAN NUYS -- Larissa Schuster's defense attorney offered his opening statements this morning in his client's murder trial, painting a picture of a woman who grew up in a caring family but got stuck in a stale relationship with husband Timothy Schuster that eventually turned sour.
Moore's lawyer rejects Bertuzzi's settlement offer (CTV.ca)
The lawyer for Steve Moore has rejected a $350,000 offer to settle the player's $15-million lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the former parent company of the Vancouver Canucks.
Lawyer in talks with Spector over retrial representation (The Fresno Bee)
Phil Spector may have a new lawyer for his murder retrial, but the decision isn't final according to the attorney who told a judge Tuesday he is trying to establish "a relationship of trust" with the legendary rock music producer.
Macca's tryst with wife of millionaire lawyer on the day of his divorce hearing (Daily Mail)
Sir Paul McCartney met a married American woman in a London hotel on the day of his High Court divorce hearing, it was revealed. Sir Paul visited wealthy lawyer's wife Nancy Shevell at Blake's Hotel in Chelsea two nights running - just as he and Heather Mills were unsuccessfully trying to thrash out a divorce deal in court on 11 October
Diddy lawyer says no charges over NY assault claim (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Hip-hop mogul Diddy -- whose real name is Sean Combs -- will not face any charges in relation to an accusation that he assaulted a man at a New York City nightclub last month, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Senate Panel Clears Mukasey to Be Attorney General (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Senate panel cleared Michael B. Mukasey's nomination to be President George W. Bush's third attorney general, setting the stage for confirmation by the full Senate in what probably will be a sharply divided vote.
Diddy lawyer says no charges over NY assault claim (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs will not face any charges in relation to an accusation that he assaulted a man at a New York City nightclub last month, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
US Senate panel backs Bush nominee for attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A US Senate committee on Tuesday backed President George W. Bush's choice for the new attorney general, despite his refusal to say whether or not he considers "waterboarding" terror suspects to be legal.
US Senate panel backs Bush nominee for attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A US Senate committee on Tuesday backed President George W. Bush's choice for the new attorney general, despite his refusal to say whether or not he considers "waterboarding" terror suspects to be legal.
Lawyer in talks with Spector over retrial representation (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 3:44 p.m. Nov. 6 (AP): Phil Spector may have a new lawyer for his murder retrial, but the decision isn't final according to the attorney who told a judge Tuesday he is trying to establish “a relationship of trust” with the legendary rock music producer.
O.J. lawyer says no defense witnesses planned at evidence hearing (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LAS VEGAS, 12:39 p.m. Nov. 6 (AP): O.J. Simpson and two co-defendants don't plan to call witnesses at a preliminary hearing at which they'll face felony charges stemming from the alleged armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers, a Simpson defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer stabbed to death (The New Straits Times--All the News that Matter)
GEORGE TOWN: A prominent lawyer, renowned for his civil litigation skills, was stabbed to death outside his office at Green Hall here yesterday.
Lawyer for Alta. woman accused of killing newborn wants new trial in new city (CNews)
WETASKIWIN, Alta. - The lawyer for a young woman accused of strangling her newborn son has applied for the retrial to be heard outside her hometown of Wetaskiwin, Alta.
Attorney General's Office prepares to appeal logging boss' acquittal (The Jakarta Post)
The Attorney General's Office is gearing up to file an appeal with the Supreme Court to reverse Monday's ruling by the Medan District Court that saw Adelin Lis freed from corruption and forest destruction charges.
Board Appoints County Attorney (The Tampa Tribune)
Two weeks ago, County Commissioner Pat Mulieri was prepared to appoint Chief Assistant County Attorney Barbara Wilhite as the successor to her retiring boss - and it appeared the commissioner had the needed two votes of support.
Civil Rights Lawyer Indicted on Rare Common-Law Embracery Charge (Law.com)
A prominent civil rights lawyer has been charged with attempting to improperly influence a grand jury, according to indictments unsealed Monday. Deborah C. Wyatt was charged with five misdemeanor counts of embracery, a common-law charge rarely used in Virginia. According to court documents, Wyatt contacted several members of a grand jury considering the case of a client and offered herself as a ...
Employee E-Mail and the Attorney-Client Privilege (Law.com)
The widespread use of e-mail has required courts to consider new questions concerning the scope of the attorney-client privilege. Because a privileged communication must be made in confidence, a particularly vexing scenario arises when an employee communicates with his or her personal attorney by e-mail from an office computer. Torys attorney Christopher Caparelli describes how some courts have ...
Staten Island District Attorney Is Re-Elected in One of City’s Few Contested Races (New York Times)
Daniel M. Donovan Jr., the Staten Island district attorney, was overwhelmingly re-elected yesterday following a contentious campaign in which he lost the support of his former boss and political benefactor, James P. Molinaro, the borough president.
Tulsa lawyer facing discipline resigns from the bar (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - November 7, 2007 12:15 AM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa lawyer quits the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Supreme Court accepted William J.
Eric Glatter, 45, Boca Raton lawyer (The Palm Beach Post)
Eric Glatter, a Boca Raton lawyer, died Sunday in Nassau when he lost control of a rented scooter. He was 45.
Lawyer: Welfare letters broke law (Concord Monitor)
Epsom officials violated state law when they sent a form letter to all past welfare recipients telling them they had to repay their assistance plus 6 percent interest, according to Bob Brazil, a lawyer with New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Brazil is considering challenging the town and is looking for anyone who received the letter.
Spector talking to lawyer about retrial (Pasadena Star-News)
LOS ANGELES - Phil Spector may have a new lawyer for his murder retrial, but the decision isn't final according to the attorney who told a judge Tuesday he is trying to establish "a relationship of trust" with the legendary rock music producer.
Attorney general nominee narrowly wins panel's nod (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Senate Judiciary Committee, as expected, narrowly approved the nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general Tuesday, moving him a step closer to virtually assured confirmation on the Senate floor as the new head of the troubled Justice Department....
Kamala Harris celebrates unopposed bid for district attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris held an election night party Tuesday at Tosca Cafe, but the real victory came Aug. 10 when the popular, well-connected incumbent learned she'd have no competition in her bid for a second four-year term. It was the...
Porter, Durham civic leader and lawyer, dead at 76 (The News & Observer)
Travis Porter had a power of persuasion that left a mark on the state's higher education system, Durham's business community and its low-income housing market. The lawyer, Durham civic leader and university board member died Tuesday. He was 76.
Jury still out in lawyer's trial (Montreal Gazette)
The jury in the Quebec Superior Court trial of Montreal lawyer Benoît Cliche enters its sixth day of deliberations this morning. Cliche is accused of participating in the drug trafficking activities of a criminal organization and faces two counts of obstructing justice. Yesterday, the jury asked Justice Jean-Guy Boilard a technical question about the two obstruction charges. The judge answered ...
Lawyer: Others involved in death (The Decatur Daily)
MOULTON — The lawyer for a Lawrence County teenager, on trial in the killing of schoolteacher Judy Jester, said another teenage boy demanded money from her and knocked her to the floor.