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Troopers' lawyer say they had consensual sex (Home News Tribune)
TRENTON — The woman accusing as many as seven New Jersey state troopers of sexual assault had consensual sex, not forced, a lawyer speaking for the men said Friday.
Lawyer says troopers didn't rape (The Record)
A lawyer representing one of the troopers suspended after a 25-year-old woman alleged she was sexually assaulted last week by members of the state police said any contact with the woman was consensual.
Mugabe suspends top government lawyer (EARTHtimes.org)
Johannesburg/Harare - President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has suspended the country's attorney-general over charges he abused his office, reports said Saturday. The president also appointed a tribunal consisting of two judges and a lawyer to probe So...
Zimbabwe's Mugabe suspends attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President Robert Mugabe has suspended Zimbabwe's attorney-general while he is investigated on charges of abusing his office, state radio reported on Saturday.
U.S. attorney ends oversight of UMDNJ (The Record)
The U.S. Attorney's Office will end its two-year oversight of the state's health sciences university, saying progress has been made in routing out corruption, political interference, mismanagement and waste.
Bangor lawyer named Advocate for Justice (Bangor Daily News)
BANGOR - Local lawyer Paul W. Chaiken doesn’t like talking about himself.
Attorney general says removal of speaker is up to House (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By JOHN MORITZ AUSTIN -- The speaker of the Texas House is a statewide officeholder like the governor or lieutenant governor, but he can be removed from office without the necessity of going through the impeachment process, Attorney General Greg Abbott said late Friday in a long-awaited opinion. Abbott issued the opinion in reply to a request from several House members upset by Speaker Tom ...
Mugabe suspends Zimbabwe Attorney-General (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Zimbabwe state radio is reporting that President Robert Mugabe has suspended the country's attorney-general while he is investigated on charges of abusing his office.
US Attorney General rejects request for information on CIA videotapes (Deutsche Welle)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey has rejected a congressional request for information about destroyed CIA interrogation videotapes.
Zimbabwe attorney suspended (BBC News)
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe suspends his attorney general over corruption allegations, reports say.
As California attorney general, Jerry Brown takes on new crusade to fight global warming (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Nearly four decades after entering California politics, Jerry Brown has reinvented himself yet again, this time as a carbon-fighting attorney general.
Federline lawyer: Stop Britney no-shows (Moldova.org)
Kevin Federline's lawyer says he plans to seek some kind of remedy against Britney Spears for repeatedly failing to show for a Los Angeles deposition.Spears' appointment Wednesday at the law office of Mark Vincent Kaplan was the fourth deposition appointment she has missed in her custody fight with Federline, her ex-husband, over their two children, People reported Saturday.Spears' lawyer said a ...
Federline lawyer: Stop Britney no-shows (UPI)
Kevin Federline's lawyer says he plans to seek "some kind of remedy" against Britney Spears for repeatedly failing to show for a Los Angeles deposition.
Federline lawyer: Stop Britney no-shows (EARTHtimes.org)
Kevin Federline's lawyer says he plans to seek some kind of remedy against Britney Spears for repeatedly failing to show for a Los Angeles deposition. Spears' appointment Wednesday at the law office of Mark Vincent Kaplan was the fourth deposition appoi...
Disbarred lawyer Ray Pena receives 18-month suspended sentence (The Olympian)
A disbarred Rupert lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the judge suspended the sentence and gave him two years probation.
Famed attorney told to answer questions (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - December 15, 2007 3:04 PM ET JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Instead of asking the tough questions in court, this time it appears prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs will have...
Quebec lawyer alleges she lost NDP candidacy because she is transgendered (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - A Quebec City lawyer says the federal New Democratic Party has dumped her as a candidate because she is transgendered.
Zimbabwe attorney-general suspended: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe's attorney-general has been suspended on misconduct charges after he met a former banker who is on the police wanted list, a state daily reported Saturday.
Quebec lawyer alleges she lost NDP candidacy because she is transgendered (CNews)
MONTREAL - A Quebec City lawyer says the federal New Democratic Party has dumped her as a candidate because she is transgendered. Micheline Montreuil claims an NDP official told her the party has had a tough time attracting new candidates in the province because of her sexuality.
Ed Jew drops another attorney (The San Francisco Examiner)
Suspended Supervisor Ed Jew has dropped his second attorney in just more than two months and will now be represented by one lawyer in several cases pending against him regarding his residency and alleged attempt to extort money from city businesses.
Famed Miss. attorney must answer about leaked Katrina documents (The Daily Comet)
JACKSON, Miss. Prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is accustomed to asking tough questions during high-stakes lawsuits. This time, it appears he'll have to answer a few questions himself.
Famed Miss. attorney must answer about leaked Katrina documents (The Houma Courier)
Prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is accustomed to asking tough questions during high-stakes lawsuits. This time, it appears he'll have to answer a few questions himself.
Famed attorney told to answer questions about leaked Katrina documents (KATC 3 Lafayette)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is accustomed to asking tough questions during high-stakes lawsuits. This time, it appears he'll have to answer a few...
Transgendered lawyer alleges she lost NDP nomination because of her sexuality (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - A lawyer from Quebec City says she was dumped as a federal New Democratic Party candidate because she is transgendered.
Famed attorney told to answer questions (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - December 15, 2007 5:54 PM ET JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Instead of asking the tough questions in court, this time it appears prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs will have...
Lawyer denies sex assault by state troopers (WABC-TV New York)
A lawyer speaking for seven state troopers who have been suspended with pay while authorities investigate a woman's claim that she was sexually assaulted by a group of men she met in a bar has denied that his clients attacked the woman.
Zimbabwe attorney general suspended (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Robert Mugabe suspended Zimbabwe's attorney general and appointed a three-member tribunal to investigate allegations that the state's highest law officer abused his powers, official media reported Saturday.
Zimbabwe Attorney General Suspended (The Daily Comet)
HARARE, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe suspended Zimbabwe's attorney general and appointed a three-member tribunal to investigate allegations that the state's highest law officer abused his powers, official media reported Saturday.
SoCal lawyer gets jail for paying bail bondsmen for clients (North County Times)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A prominent defense lawyer and associate of indicted Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $10,000 on Friday for paying bail bondsmen to send him clients.
U.S. attorney ends oversight of UMDNJ (The Record)
The U.S. Attorney's Office will end its two-year oversight of the state's health sciences university, saying progress has been made in routing out corruption, political interference, mismanagement and waste.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe suspends attorney general (SABC News)
President Robert Mugabe has suspended Zimbabwe's attorney-general while he is investigated on charges of abusing his office, state radio reported today.
Attorney cites special factors in requesting bail for doctor (The Lufkin Daily News)
The attorney of a Lufkin doctor being held in custody for the death of a patient in England nine years ago has re-filed a motion asking a federal judge to set bail at a hearing expected Tuesday.
Ex-lawyer indicted (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Collin County grand jury indicted a former Richardson attorney for allegedly claiming to be a lawyer, even though he resigned his license after the Texas Bar Association placed him on disciplinary suspension.
Ex-lawyer indicted (McKinney Messenger)
A Collin County grand jury indicted a former Richardson attorney for allegedly claiming to be a lawyer, even though he resigned his license after the Texas Bar Association placed him on disciplinary suspension.
James F. Weiler, successful lawyer and a lifelong musician (Houston Chronicle)
James F. "Jim" Weiler, a retired Houston lawyer and trumpet player who performed at jazz festivals as recently as October, has died. He was 92.
U.S. Attorney says "law breaking has ended" at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (The Record)
The U.S. Attorney’s Office will end its two-year oversight of the state’s health sciences university, saying progress has been made in routing out corruption, political interference, mismanagement and waste.
Judge, prosecutor drop out of city attorney DWI case (Herald-Banner)
GREENVILLE — Both the Hunt County Attorney and the Hunt County Court-at-Law Judge have dropped out of handling the driving while intoxicated charge filed against the Greenville City Attorney.
Crime Report: Attorney calls charges outrageous (The Tennessean)
Attempted murder charges against a woman who was shot by a deputy Dec. 2 should be dismissed, said defense attorney Joe Brandon.
Lawyer stages mayoral bid in Wash. Twp. (Courier-Post)
A local lawyer plans to announce his candidacy for mayor today as he goes door to door to launch his campaign.
Top WaMu lawyer out as its legal issues grow (Seattle Times)
Lost in the latest wave of bad news breaking over WaMu was this tidbit: The company's longtime top lawyer, part of its inner management...
Zimbabwe`s top attorney suspended (AngolaPress)
Harare,12/16 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has suspended his attorney general over allegations he abused his office, state media has reported. A three-member tribunal has been appointed to investigate claims Sobusa Gula-Ndebele helped a fugitive banker, the state Herald newspaper said.
Zimbabwe attorney-general suspended: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe's attorney-general has been suspended on misconduct charges after he met a former banker who is on the police wanted list, a state daily reported Saturday.
Transgendered lawyer claims NDP dumped her (CTV.ca)
A lawyer from Quebec City says she was dumped as a federal New Democratic Party candidate because she is transgendered.
Worst trip ever: Kelso attorney still recovering after crisis upends Paris itinerary (The Daily News)
Bill and Karen Dennis of Longview went to France in October for the second year in a row. The Kelso attorney and businessman is an amateur military historian, and Karen, a Longview librarian, loves European art.
Boca Raton Council gives 7 percent pay hikes to manager, attorney (Boca Raton News)
Accompanied by considerable praise, the Boca Raton City Council has given pay raises of 7 percent – the largest amount allowed in the municipality – to City Manager Leif Ahnell and City Attorney Diana Grub Frieser.
Transgendered lawyer claims NDP dumped her (CTV.ca)
A lawyer from Quebec City says she was dumped as a federal New Democratic Party candidate because she is transgendered.
Attorney readies for class action lawsuit following fire (The Malibu Times)
The attorney says the state is responsible for the Corral Fire.
K-Fed's lawyer seeks sanctions against Spears (USA Today)
Running out of patience with Britney Spears, Kevin Federline's attorney on Friday said he plans to seek consequences. Mark Vincent Kaplan, who represents Spears' ex-husband in their child custody case, said Friday that he would ask for sanctions against the pop star for calling in sick to her court-ordered deposition.
Transgendered lawyer alleges she lost NDP nomination because of her sexuality (680 News)
Quebec City - A lawyer from Quebec City said she was dumped as a federal NDP candidate because she's transgendered. Micheline Montreuil received a letter from the NDP with reasons for her dismissal.
Employer sanctions law looms: Yuma County attorney outlines enforcement (The Yuma Sun)
ENFORCEMENT OF ARIZONA'S new employer sanctions law in Yuma County will fall to Yuma County Attorney Jon Smith (left) and Robert Pickels Jr., chief civil deputy county attorney.