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Prominent City Attorney Hospitalized Following Beating (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A prominent Philadelphia attorney is hospitalized after being found severely beaten.
Missing pregnant Ohio attorney found near Atlanta (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A pregnant Ohio attorney, reported missing on Wednesday, was discovered early Saturday morning by a security guard at Six Flags Over Georgia. Karyn McConnell-Hancock, 35, told Cobb County Police she was kidnapped outside of Toldeo courthouse Wednesday morning, said Cobb County Sgt. Dana Pierce. McConnell-Hancock, who is six months pregnant, was in good physical condition, Pierce said. The ...
Four British-linked Guantanamo inmates to be freed: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Four British-linked detainees in Guantanamo Bay are to be released, their lawyer said Saturday, insisting they pose no threat to security here as rights campaigners renewed calls for the US camp's closure.
Missing Pregnant Attorney Turns Up at Six Flags (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
A missing pregnant Ohio attorney has turned up in Cobb County, authorities say.
Silence won't thwart deportations, attorney says (East Valley Tribune)
A new strategy being used by illegal immigrants in an effort to avoid deportation has little, if any, real impact, according to an attorney who works to help the immigrants.
Lawyer says Kieren Fallon tested positive in August for banned substance (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
LONDON - Champion jockey Kieren Fallon tested positive for a banned substance in August, his lawyer confirmed Saturday, a day after he was cleared of race-fixing charges.
British-linked Guantanamo inmates to be freed: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Four British-linked detainees in Guantanamo Bay are to be released, their lawyer said Saturday, insisting they posed no threat to security as rights campaigners renewed demands for the US camp's closure.
Missing attorney case full of odd twists (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A pregnant Ohio attorney who allegedly had been kidnapped three days earlier turned up unharmed Saturday morning at Six Flags Over Georgia. Karyn McConnell-Hancock, 35, told detectives two men and a woman grabbed her and stole her car outside a Toledo courthouse Wednesday morning, said Cobb County Sgt. Dana Pierce. The vehicle, a black Chrysler, was found Saturday afternoon, abandoned on I-20 ...
Attorney says fatal Taylor burglary nearly didn't occur (Taipei Times)
The burglary that led to the shooting death of NFL star Sean Taylor almost didn't happen when one suspect heard a noise and wanted to flee, an attorney close to the case said on Friday.
Rep. Visclosky to marry congressional attorney Jan. 1 (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
GARY, Ind. - U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky has announced that he and congressional attorney Joanne Royce are engaged and will wed Jan. 1 in a private ceremony.
Fallon failed drug test, lawyer admits (Gulf Times)
LONDON: Six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon has failed a drugs test, his lawyer said yesterday, a day after he was cleared of race-fixing charges when a two-month trial collapsed.
North Charleston attorney arrested on cocaine charge (The Post and Courier)
North Charleston attorney John L. Drennan was arrested Saturday morning by Mount Pleasant police for possession of cocaine. Police found Drennan parked on Coleman Boulevard in front of some closed businesses about 4 a.m., according to an affidavit. Drennan told police that he had be...
Ludwig lawyer says charges to be staid against Alberta activist (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
EDMONTON - The lawyer for a northern Alberta anti-oilpatch activist says charges of aggravated assault will likely be stayed against his client.
Lawyer: Delphi can being soliciting votes on bankruptcy plan (The Shreveport Times)
NEW YORK — Delphi Corp. can begin soliciting votes for its plan to exit bankruptcy, the company's lawyer said Friday, a major step toward letting the auto parts maker proceed with a restructuring that would shed thousands of jobs in plants throughout the country.
Toledo lawyer says she was kidnapped (The Toledo Blade)
Toledo lawyer Karyn McConnell Hancock, who had been missing since Wednesday, told police she had been kidnapped after turning up yesterday morning outside an amusement park in Georgia. Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre said Ms.
Missing pregnant attorney found alive near Atlanta (Zanesville Times Recorder)
ATLANTA - A pregnant Ohio attorney who had been missing since Wednesday was found alive Saturday behind a suburban Atlanta amusement park, and police said she reported having been abducted. Hours later, her car was found within walking distance of the park.
U.S. Attorney's Office collects $3.38 million (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
It was a busy fiscal year for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Vermont. ... - By BRENT CURTIS Staff Writer
FRENCH TEEN CONFESSES TO RIOT BUS ATTACK: LAWYER (Tocqueville Connection)
AIX EN PROVENCE, France, Dec 5, 2007 (AFP) - A French teenager confessed in court Wednesday to throwing a flaming rag onto a bus in an arson attack which left a young French-Senegalese woman badly burned, his lawyer said.
Trailer park suit without merit, city attorney says (WTHR Indianapolis)
A lawsuit by the owners of a condemned trailer park who claim they were already moving to close the park when a city board took action is without merit, the city's attorney says.
Attorney, reported missing, returns to Ohio (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A pregnant Ohio attorney, found Saturday near Six Flags Over Georgia after being missing for three days, has gone home.
Lawyer Milloy looks to stay positive, while Falcons endure dismal season (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
ATLANTA - Lawyer Milloy didn't sign up for this.
Attorney files home to Ohio after reported kidnapping (WFMJ Youngstown)
ATLANTA (AP) - A pregnant Ohio attorney who was found in Georgia after she went missing for three days has flown back home to Ohio. The Cobb County, Georgia, police say 35-year-old Karyn McConnell-Hancock boarded a plane yesterday afternoon.
Lawyer Milloy looks to stay positive, while Falcons endure dismal season (Slam! Sports)
ATLANTA - Lawyer Milloy didn't sign up for this. Having already won a Super Bowl ring in New England, Milloy came south eager to pick up another championship before his career was done.
Missing attorney found in Georgia (AccessNorthGA)
ATLANTA - A pregnant Ohio attorney who was found in Georgia after she went missing for several days has flown back home to Ohio.
Attorney wants judge to reduce jury award in RIAA case (Linux World Australia)
The attorney for a woman recently ordered by a Minnesota jury to pay US$222,000 (AU$253,108.86) in damages for violating music copyrights said Thursday he is asking the judge hearing the case to consider reducing the amount to about US$150.
Attorney files home to Ohio after reported kidnapping (WKYC Cleveland)
ATLANTA (AP) -- A pregnant Ohio attorney who was found in Georgia after she went missing for three days has flown back home to Ohio.
Ohio lawyer going home after abduction (UPI)
An Ohio lawyer who told authorities she was abducted by a trio of car thieves and forcibly taken to Georgia is back home.
Ohio lawyer going home after abduction (EARTHtimes.org)
An Ohio lawyer who told authorities she was abducted by a trio of car thieves and forcibly taken to Georgia is back home. Authorities said 35-year-old Karyn McConnell-Hancock, who went missing for three days last week, had taken a flight from Georgia to h...
Missing attorney flies back home (NBC 24 Toledo)
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2007 at 5:06 p.m. TOLEDO, OH (AP) -- A pregnant Ohio attorney who was found in Georgia after she went missing for several days has flown back home to Ohio.
Attorney Flies Home To Ohio After Reported Kidnapping (WeatherNet5.com)
ATLANTA -- A pregnant Ohio attorney who was found in Georgia after she went missing for three days has flown back home to Ohio. The Cobb County, Georgia, police said 35-year-old Karyn McConnell-Hancock boarded a plane Saturday afternoon.
Fallon failed drug test, lawyer admits (People's Daily)
Six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon has failed a drug test, his lawyer said on Saturday, a day after he was cleared of race-fixing charges when a two-month trial collapsed. The drug involved was cocaine, according to a source ...
B.C. attorney general says too soon to call inquiry into missing women's case (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
Despite a second-degree murder conviction, B.C.'s attorney general says the public should be comforted by the fact Robert Pickton is unlikely to ever see freedom again.
Lawyer says Fallon tested positive in August (Fox Sports)
Champion jockey Kieren Fallon tested positive for a banned substance in August, his lawyer confirmed Saturday, a day after he was cleared of race-fixing charges. Fallon tested positive on Aug. 19 in Deauville, France, after he had ridden Myboycharlie. Only the "A" sample has been tested. "I can confirm that the story is true," Fallon's lawyer Christopher Stewart Moore was quoted as saying ...
Extramarital affair leaves Kansas attorney general's job in doubt (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | News of a sexual harassment complaint against Attorney General Paul Morrison touched off a firestorm in Kansas political circles Sunday, ranging from cautious support to calls for impeachment.
New Lawyer for Spector, but no trial until September 2008 (Moldova.org)
Phil Spector has finally got a new lawyer to take on his retrial next year. Doron Weinberg has agreed to the role after a mistrial was declared back in the autumn.  But Weinberg told Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler that he needs five months to study the 10,000 pages of transcripts from the 6 month trial.  There's also 35,000 pages of discovery provided by the prosecution. This will push ...
Kenya: Lawyer to Go to International Court Over Clashes (AllAfrica.com)
The bloodletting in parts of the country could take an international dimension after a city lawyer said he would refer the matter to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Walt McLin, high-powered Orlando-area lawyer, dead (Orlando Sentinel)
Influence was felt in Lake and Tallahassee for decades Walt McLin, the politically connected Lake County lawyer whose firm helped guide the city of Leesburg, the School Board and The Villages retirement community for decades, was remembered during the weekend by friends as a man of great integrity.
Topeka Paper Gets Scoop on Attorney General's Affair (Editor & Publisher)
TOPEKA Attorney General Paul Morrison acknowledged Sunday having an extramarital affair with a former staffer who now accuses him of sexual harassment and attempting to influence a federal case involving a political opponent.
Pakistan Attorney General to hold talks with Bhutto (The Times of India)
Pakistan Attorney General Malik Qayyum may meet Bhutto in Dubai to discuss complaints by the PPP leader with regard to the forthcoming polls.
Kansas attorney general admits having affair with ex-staffer; woman files federal complaint (Charleston Daily Mail)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' attorney general has admitted having an extramarital affair with a former staffer who now accuses him of sexual harassment and attempting to influence a federal lawsuit involving a political opponent.
Father of the Toledo lawyer thinks he was abductors' target (The Toledo Blade)
The father of the Toledo lawyer and former city councilman who was missing and reported kidnapped for 2 1/2 days before being found safe in Atlanta Saturday said yesterday that he believes her abductors were sending him a message.
Attorney wants RIAA fine reduced (Macworld UK)
The attorney for a woman recently ordered by a Minnesota jury to pay $222,000 in damages for violating music copyrights said Thursday he is asking the judge hearing the case to consider reducing the amount to about $150.
Missing Ohio Attorney Found in Georgia (WSAV Savannah)
A pregnant Ohio attorney who was found in Georgia after she went missing for several days has flown back home to Ohio.
Pregnant Attorney Claiming Abduction Is Back In Ohio (19 Action News Cleveland)
Toledo, OH -  A pregnant Ohio attorney who was found in Georgia after she went missing for several days has flown back home to Ohio. Karyn McConnell Hancock, 35, boarded a plane Saturday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, a spokesman for the Cobb County police.
Government attorney recovers $3 million (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - December 10, 2007 7:45 AM ET BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Burlington collected more than $3 million in the last year from actions in the state.
Attorney General Paul Morrison says many of the allegations that a former staffer makes about him in a civil rights ... (KAKE)
Morrison acknowledges that he had an extramarital affair with Linda Carter, who he worked with when he was Johnson County district attorney. But the attorney general denies Carter's claims of sexual harassment and allegations that he tried to influence a federal case involving a political opponent.
Lawyer requests Spector retrial in 2008 (Digital Spy)
The new lawyer representing Phil Spector says he won't be ready for a retrial until September 2008.
Missing Ohio lawyer found safe in Georgia (The Columbus Dispatch)
ATLANTA -- A pregnant Ohio lawyer who had been missing since Wednesday was found alive yesterday behind a suburban Atlanta amusement park. Police said she reported having been abducted.
Attorney Sentenced for Cheating Asbestos Victims of Settlements (Insurance Journal)
A disbarred attorney was sentenced in Miami last week to 15 years in prison for skimming about $13.5 million in settlement money from thousands of clients made ill by asbestos and using it to support
CHAD CRIMINAL COURT TO TRY FRENCH CHARITY WORKERS: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
NDJAMENA, Dec 10, 2007 (AFP) - Six French members of the Zoe's Ark charity, three Chadians and a Sudanese will be tried by a criminal court in Chad for trying to fly 103 African children to France, a lawyer told AFP Monday.