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Lawyer says Benoit estate fight could be resolved soon (Boston Globe)
A fight over the estate of pro wrestler Chris Benoit -- who killed his wife, son and then himself in June -- could soon be resolved, a lawyer for Benoit's father said Sunday.
Lawyer says fight over wrestler Chris Benoit's estate could be resolved soon (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
ATLANTA - A fight over the estate of Montreal-born pro wrestler Chris Benoit - who killed his wife, son and then himself in June - could soon be resolved, a lawyer for Benoit's father said Sunday.
Lawyer Says Benoit Estate Fight Could Be Resolved Soon (WMGT Macon)
A lawyer for Chris Benoit's father says a fight over the estate of the pro wrestler, who killed his wife, son and then himself in June, could soon be resolved. Separately, lawyer Cary Ichter said, the league Benoit performed in, World Wrestling Entertainment, has balked at the idea of making a financial contribution to Benoit's two surviving children from a previous marriage. The dispute ...
Chong: Choice of lawyer is my right (The New Straits Times)
KOTA KINABALU: Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat, who filed an appeal against the government's decision to withdraw its approval for a statue of a deity, has lashed out at criticism against him for engaging Parti Keadilan Rakyat Sabah chief Ansari Abdullah as his lawyer.
Lawyer's comment on trial backfires (Asahi.com)
A group of about 350 citizens will today call for punitive steps to be taken against lawyer Toru Hashimoto, a prospective candidate for Osaka governor, over a comment he made on TV about a rape-murder trial.
Sonthi says he didn't hear lawyer shouting at him (The Nation)
Deputy Prime Minister Gen Sonthi Boonyaratglin said Monday that he did not pay attention to a lawyer who hurled abuses at him on Saturday when he cast his absentee ballot in Bangkok's Dusit district.
Ad critics rap county attorney's high profile (East Valley Tribune)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has spent about $2.5 million in public money on public service advertisements, most of which he's been in, since taking office three years ago.
Two police officers sacked, arraigned over asault of state attorney (IPP Media)
Two police officers in Tabora region have been sacked and appeared in court early this week for assaulting a State attorney who was attending high court sessions in Nzega township.
Thaksin to watch Thai vote from Hong Kong: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will keep tabs on this weekend's general elections in Thailand, the first since last year's coup forced him out of power, from Hong Kong, his lawyer said Monday.
There is more to President`s accident – State Attorney (Accra Daily Mail)
Mr Edward Agyeman Duodu, a Principal State Attorney, on Friday announced to the Motor Court in Accra hearing the case in which a motorist hit President John Agyekum Kufuor’s car that, facts emerging from investigations indicated that it was not a mere road accident.
Thaksin to watch Thai vote from Hong Kong: lawyer (TODAYonline)
A Thai villager walks past a portrait of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, in Roi Et province, in November. Thaksin will keep tabs on this weekend's general elections in Thailand, the first since last year's coup forced him out of power, from Hong Kong, according to his lawyer.
Davenport employee hires new attorney in civil rights complaint (Quad-City Times)
The Davenport city employee who says an alderman sexually harassed her while top city officials turned a blind eye has hired a new, high-profile attorney who wants to move her case along faster.
All right, so I'm going to hear from your lawyer (Winston-Salem Journal)
Congratulations to Alberto Gonzales, who was recently named 2007 Lawyer of the Year, besting runners-up Alan Shore of Boston Legal and Nicky "Neck Brace" Carbone, who won a $6,200 settlement for a woman who claimed mental anguish when a can of squirt cheese exploded in her camper trailer's kitchenette.
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.
Camden lawyer's attorney defends him against charges filed by Maine Attorney General (Camden Herald)
AUGUSTA — Following is a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, by attorney Mal Lyons, on behalf of Jack Sanford of Camden who is facing allegations by the state of improperly operating a non-profit corporation. The original story detailing these allegations can also be read on the Herald's home page.
Searsport attorney charged with indecent conduct (The Republican Journal/The Waldo Independent)
SEARSPORT — A well-known local attorney was charged with a single count of indecent conduct last week, following an incident that allegedly took place at a Winterport gas station in October.
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.
Prison time suspended for a disbarred lawyer (Deseret Morning News)
A disbarred Rupert lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the judge suspended the sentence and gave him two years probation.
Davenport employee hires new attorney in civil rights complaint (Quad-City Times)
The Davenport city employee who says an alderman sexually harassed her while top city officials turned a blind eye has hired a new, high-profile attorney who wants to move her case along faster.
Double murder case lawyer appeals for information (ic CheshireOnline)
THE lawyer representing a 26-year-old Indian accused of double murder has appealed to members of the Asian community to come forward with information.
Lawyer: Benoit estate dispute could end soon (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
ATLANTA - A fight over the estate of pro wrestler Chris Benoit - who killed his wife, son and then himself in June - could soon be resolved, a lawyer for Benoit's father said Sunday.
Zimbabwe`s top attorney suspended (AngolaPress)
Zimbabwe, 12/17 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has suspended his attorney general over allegations he abused his office, state media has reported.
Police checking of Czech Deputy PM Bursik unfounded - attorney (České noviny)
Prague- The Municipal State Attorney's Office has arrived at the conclusion that the police checking of the suspicion of a tax fraud allegedly committed by Martin Bursik, deputy PM and junior rulinng Greens (SZ) chairman, was unfounded, office spokeswoman Stepanka Zenklova said.
Lawyer in “trip and fall” scam appears in Phila. court (Philly.com)
The lawyer who allegedly dug a hole for himself by finding $2.5 million worth of holes for others to fall into made his first appearance in court on the fraud allegations this morning.
Charities named for The Lawyer Awards 2008 (The Lawyer)
Charities the Children's Trust and Kid's Company will be the official beneficiaries at The Lawyer Awards 2008 after a web poll conducted on The Lawyer.com.
Europe honours Sudanese lawyer (The Lawyer)
The European Parliament has taken a stand on the Darfur conflict, awarding its prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Sudanese human rights lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman. ...
Nigerian ex-governor denied bail amid nude protest: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Nigerian court denied bail Monday to former Delta state governor James Ibori who is on trial for alleged graft, as his supporters staged a nude protest outside, a lawyer and witnesses said.
Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle opts not to run again (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle said Friday he won't seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade reign in which he battled some of the biggest names in Texas politics.
Crown dragging heels on spending-scandal proof: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer representing the bureaucrat at the centre of Newfoundland and Labrador's legislative spending scandal says the Crown is being far too slow with turning over evidence.
D.C. Attorney General Singer Resigns (Washington Post)
D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer resigned today as the city's top lawyer, after growing increasingly frustrated that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty relied more often on his general counsel to make key legal decisions, government sources said.
Crown dragging heels on spending-scandal proof: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A lawyer says the Crown is being far too slow with turning over evidence in the N.L. legislative spending scandal.
Pastor to plead not guilty to renewed abuse charges, lawyer says (The Springfield News-Leader)
Pineville — The leader of a southwest Missouri church commune plans to plead not guilty to renewed charges of abusing two girls from his congregation. A defense lawyer for the Rev. Raymond Lambert said the 52-year-old will plead not guilty when his first court appearance is rescheduled. Lambert had been due for arraignment Monday in McDonald County. But defense lawyer Duane Cooper said Associate ...
Former Frederick County State's Attorney To Go On Active Duty (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
Former Frederick County State's Attorney Scott Rolle is about to begin a year on active duty in the Army.
D.C.'s Top Lawyer Resigns (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
D.C.'s top lawyer has resigned, months before the city is expected to defend its sweeping gun ban before the Supreme Court and after only a year on the job.
Attorney: Detective's notes would have helped Masters' case (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
A notebook used by Fort Collins police Detective Jim Broderick in preparing a case against Timothy Masters for the 1987 murder of Peggy Hettrick would have helped his defense, Masters’ former attorney said Monday.
Attorney Seeks Dimissal Of Charges Against Dentist (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Charges against a Woodland dentist accused of fondling several of his female patients should be dismissed, his attorney said in court on Monday.
PA attorney general makes recall info easier to get (Public Opinion)
The state Attorney General's Office has expanded its Web site in an attempt to make it easier for people to learn about toy recalls, video game ratings and recalls of other products.
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Suspends Attorney General (AllAfrica.com)
Robert Mugabe over the weekend ordered the suspension of Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele, pending investigations into charges he abused his office.
Feds recorded at least 124 calls in probe of high-profile lawyer (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- Federal prosecutors recorded at least 124 telephone conversations as part of an undercover investigation of wealthy trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who is charged...
Attorney: Detective's notes would have helped Masters' case (9 News Denver)
FORT COLLINS - A notebook used by police Detective Jim Broderick in preparing a case against Timothy Masters for the 1987 murder of Peggy Hettrick would have helped his defense, Masters' former attorney said Monday.
Church attorney admits in court that priest was molester (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - An attorney for the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis acknowledges one of its former priests "was a child molester and serial predator" of young boys.
Feds recorded at least 124 calls in probe of high-profile lawyer (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Federal prosecutors recorded at least 124 telephone conversations as part of an undercover investigation of wealthy trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who is charged with trying to bribe a Mississippi judge, defense attorneys said in court papers filed Monday.
Canadian Party Drops Transgendered Lawyer (365Gay.com)
(Montreal, Quebec) A lawyer from Quebec City says she was dumped as a federal New Democratic Party candidate because she is transgendered. Micheline Montreuil alleges she was told by an NDP official her sexuality hindered party attempts to woo new Quebec candidates into the fold.
District Attorney Reviews Homeowner Shooting Case (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)
A controversial case involving a neighbor accused of shooting suspected burglars is being reviewed by the Harris County district attorney's office, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday.
Lottery officials file motion to recover attorney fees in suit (BizJournals)
New Mexico Lottery officials say they have filed a motion to recover attorney's fees in a case recently decided in their favor.
Prominent M&A lawyer sees sharp deal decline in 08 (NDTV Profit)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prominent mergers and acquisition lawyer Martin Lipton on Monday predicted deal flow will decline more than 25 percent next year, with the timing of a recovery in debt markets uncertain.
Murder accused Hungarian feared he was drugged, raped - lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
A Hungarian tourist believes he was drugged and may have been raped by a south Auckland man he is accused of murdering, his lawyer said today. Ferdinand Ambach, 29, a dive master in Hungary, appeared in Auckland District Court today charged with murdering 69-year-old Ronald James Brown.
Tacoma assistant U.S. attorney to head DOJ in Iraq (Seattle Times)
An assistant U.S. attorney whose day job is defending federal hospitals from medical malpractice claims will soon find himself in a very...
Judge: Defense lawyer in Kerik case could be prosecution witness (AM New York)
The judge hearing the corruption case against former New York police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said Monday that Kerik's lawyer could furnish "compelling" testimony against him.
Lawyer: American held illegally in Nicaragua (Addict 3D)
An American man convicted of killing his former girlfriend is being held in jail illegally after a judge failed to show up for an afternoon meeting to release him, Eric Volz's lawyer said.