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Attorney: Castagna charges 'laughable' (The Spokesman-Review)
The attorney for a 27-year-old waiter and part-time porn model called Spokane County’s case “laughable” as his client pleaded not guilty today to a list of charges that followed a sexual encounter in October that ended the career of a Washington state representative.
Interview With Venezuela's Attorney General (Washington Post)
The Washington Post's Juan Forero interviewed Venezuelan Attorney General Isaias Rodriguez.
Another E. coli Outbreak: Marler Clark Lawyer says Federal and State Regulators Play a High-Risk Game with US Consumers (Centre Daily Times)
Public health officials in Washington, DC, California, and Wisconsin are playing a dangerous game with American consumers by refusing to reveal the specific stores or restaurants that may have served meat contaminated by toxic E. coli, says Bill Marler, the Seattle lawyer who represents victims of food-borne illness.
Attorney's sentence overturned (News 10 NBC Rochester)
I-Team 10 has tracked down exclusive information on Anthony Leonardo. The well-known Rochester attorney who is in prison on money laundering and drug charges...
Moser to get new attorney (Fairfield Echo)
A new lawyer will represent the 19-year-old West Chester Twp. man charged in a pipe bomb explosion and death of a high school friend last week. Robert Moser switched representation as of Monday, said a secretary with attorney Nadeem Quarishi's office, Sams, Fischer, Packard, Schuessler, LLC.
Peachtree Launches Attorney Cost Financing Program (Centre Daily Times)
Peachtree Settlement Funding today announced the launch of its Attorney Cost Financing Program (ACF). ACF allows plaintiffs' lawyers to finance all of the costs of litigation. These are costs that they historically had to advance themselves. The ACF program requires no personal recourse to the lawyers and no current interest is due on the advances. Rather, the firm is the borrower and the ...
Arizona Chamber, county attorney cross lines to host seminar on sanctions law (BizJournals)
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will co-host a seminar Friday for businesses regarding the state's new employer sanctions law.
Lawyer urges immigration officials to join husband's, wife's cases (Pocono Record)
SCIOTA — While Bulgarian immigrant Rukie Paputchi remains in Pike County Jail, her lawyer is encouraging supporters to write immigration officials on her behalf.
VIP Lawyer Allowed To Quit Explosives Case (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - Lawyer John Fitzgibbons no longer has to represent Ahmed Mohamed, a U.S. magistrate ruled Monday.
Living room in video clip same as the one in lawyer’s house (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: The living room featured in the V.K. Lingam video clip is the same as the one in the lawyer’s house in Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya. Two Anti-Corruption Agency officials confirmed this yesterday on Day 1 of the hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the controversial video clip.
Lawyer defends his monthly $14K child payments (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Renowned trial lawyer Willie Gary had a very personal case before the Georgia Supreme Court Monday.
Virginia Attorney General sides with breakaway churches (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
McLEAN -- Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has filed legal papers supporting a group of Virginia churches whose congregations voted to split from the Episcopal Church. The 11 congregations -- including two large congregations, Truro Church in Fairfax and The Falls Church in Falls Church -- voted in 2006 and 2007 to leave the 2 million-member Episcopal Church and realign under a network ...
Egyptian student facing explosives charges fires attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
An Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges fired his attorney Monday, and the Egyptian government said it will hire him a new one as soon as possible.
Lawyer wants Loh cited for contempt (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk V.K. Lingam’s lawyer wants the father of the person who made the video-clip cited for contempt for disrespecting the Royal Commission of Inquiry by going to the press first.
Justin Gatlin looks to Floyd Landis lawyer for help in appeals (Prince George Citizen Online)
LOS ANGELES - Sprinter Justin Gatlin has retained the lawyer in charge of cyclist Floyd Landis' defence for his upcoming attempt to have a four-year doping ban reduced further.
Gatlin looks to Landis attorney for help in appeals (USA Today)
Sprinter Justin Gatlin has retained the attorney in charge of cyclist Floyd Landis' defense for his upcoming attempt to have a four-year doping ban reduced further.
Attorney: Client charged in police shootings a victim of circumstance (Fairfield Echo)
The attorney defending a Mason man charged in connection with the shooting of two West Chester Twp. police officers today asked jurors to consider his client a victim of circumstance. \
Judge throws out appeal from former Virginia Beach lawyer (The Virginian-Pilot)
A federal appeals court has dismissed the latest challenge by disbarred Virginia Beach lawyer Thomas E. Smolka, who argued that he was treated unfairly by vindictive prosecutors and a biased judge. Smolka, 60, was a real estate lawyer who, in 1993, was convicted of killing his wife, Betty Anne, w ...
Floyd County attorney accused of having sex with client (The Des Moines Register)
The Floyd County attorney is being sued by a woman who claims he had sex with her while she was his client at a private law firm.
Floyd County attorney accused of having sex with client (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - January 14, 2008 11:34 PM ET CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Floyd County attorney is being sued by a woman who claims he had sex with her while she was his client at a private...
Stuart lawyer Gary defends $14,000 child support payments (The Palm Beach Post)
Renowned trial lawyer Willie Gary had a very personal case before the Georgia Supreme Court Monday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to judicial influence charge (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
An attorney conspired with powerful trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs to seek a favorable ruling from a Mississippi judge by offering to help the state judge get a federal judgeship, according to court papers unsealed Monday in an expanding judicial bribery case.
Gatlin brings in Landis' attorney to fight ban (Sports Illustrated)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sprinter Justin Gatlin has retained the attorney in charge of cyclist Floyd Landis' defense for his upcoming attempt to have a four-year doping ban reduced further.
Zimbabwe: PA Was Simply Following Orders - Defence Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
A LAWYER representing fugitive Guruve North Member of the House of Assembly David Butau's personal assistant, who was last week convicted of illegally dealing in foreign currency, yesterday claimed Butau was the principal offender and that the secretary was only working under instructions when she committed the offence.
Miami attorney's literary memo offends peers (Miami Herald)
Assistant Miami City Attorney Bill Juliachs, organizer of a city vs. county attorney's office charity flag football game earlier this month, is an ''extremely literary'' person, according to his boss, Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez.
City attorney convenes summit as Riverside bars seek solutions to trouble (The Press-Enterprise)
The Riverside city attorney will meet today with police commanders to discuss bars that officials consider a threat to public safety. City Attorney Gregory Priamos said he wants to evaluate how to eliminate repeated police calls to problem nightclubs.
Convicted ex-lawyer to argue to reduce 16-year sentence (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Disgraced former lawyer Anthony Leonardo Jr., imprisoned for conspiracies to commit murder, traffic cocaine and launder money, is getting yet another day in court.
Respected lawyer honored (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Words like congenial, helpful and thoughtful aren't usually chosen when describing lawyers, as many admit, but ask a colleague about retiring Gardner lawyer George C. Corey, 83, and those are precisely the adjectives that are used.
Floyd County Attorney Sued Amid Sex Allegations (KWWL Iowa)
The Floyd County attorney is being sued by a woman who claims he had sex with her while she was his client at a private law firm. The lawsuit alleges County Attorney Jesse Marzen had a relationship with the woman between January and February 2006, before he took office.
Lawyer says man wrongly charged in Nitro tire fire (Charleston Daily Mail)
A defense lawyer says his client has been wrongly charged in a warehouse fire that burned thousands of old tires. Ricky Handley pleaded not guilty Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to charges that he accumulated more than 1,000 tires without a permit.
Lawyer challenges critics to find Suharto's 'fortune' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer of Indonesia's critically ill ex-president Suharto has blasted three-year-old claims that he was the most corrupt world leader in recent history and told critics to find the cash.
Davis' attorney says official shouldn't talk (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
An attorney for 272nd District Judge Rick Davis chided a State Commission on Judicial Conduct official Monday for speaking with the media about pendin ...
Groups Plan Protest Against District Attorney (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)
Leaders from throughout Houston plan to protest at the Harris County District Attorney's Office, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Khodorkovsky, Lebedev could each get 22.5 years under new charges -lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Jan 15 (Interfax) -Former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky and MENATEP chief Platon Lebedev could each be jailed for over 22 years under new criminal charges brought against them, a lawyer for Khodorkovsky said.
Groups Plan Protest Against District Attorney (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- Leaders from throughout Houston plan to protest at the Harris County District Attorney's Office, KPRC Local 2 reported. The group gathered at the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in southeast Houston Monday to plan the rally, scheduled for Jan. 31.
Family of San Jose teen killed by tiger hires high-profile attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
The family of a 17-year-old San Jose boy fatally mauled by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day has hired high-profile defense attorney Michael Cardoza, a representative with Cardoza's law office confirmed today.
‘Political absurdity', Lawyer: Recall move vs Panlilio won’t prosper (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal on Tuesday dismissed as "political absurdity" the reported moves to recall Gov. Eddie Panlilio from his position.
Spokane attorney seeks new trial over alleged juror racism (The Olympian)
Attorney Mark D. Kamitomo is asking for a new trial in a medical malpractice case after learning that some jurors allegedly mocked his Japanese heritage during closed-door deliberations.
Attorney: 'Pacman' Punched Her At Strip Club (WSMV Nashville)
An attorney is seeking an arrest warrant against suspended Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones.
Attorney appointed for Marine in 'unusual' move (Kinston Free Press)
Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson said it was extremely unusual for Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean to be assigned a capital defender before he even appeared in court on a first-degree murder charge.
Clemens' lawyer won't commit to deposition (Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Clemens' lawyer wouldn't commit Sunday to having the pitcher give a deposition to congressional investigators, even as he said the seven-time Cy Young Award winner remains willing to testify in open session before a House committee investigating denials that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
2:14 p.m.: Jury Rules Against Lawyer For Malpractice (WAPT Jackson)
JACKSON, Miss. -- A Hinds County jury returned a $375,000 verdict Tuesday in a legal malpractice case against Jackson lawyer Issac Byrd Jr.
Spokane attorney seeks new trial over alleged juror racism (Seattle Times)
Attorney Mark D. Kamitomo is asking for a new trial in a medical malpractice case after learning that some jurors allegedly mocked his Japanese...
Convicted con man charged with posing as LA lawyer (The Fresno Bee)
A convicted con man was charged with posing as a lawyer and offering to obtain green cards for immigrants - some of whom now face deportation.
EXCLUSIVE: Snipes' Attorney Calls Actor "Product Of America" (WFTV 9 Orlando)
An all-white jury was seated Tuesday in actor Wesley Snipes' tax evasion trial. Snipes' lead attorney revealed his strategy in the case only to Eyewitness News. The attorney also tried to clear up what he calls misconceptions in the case. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Snipes' Lead Attorney Discusses Strategy For Trial SLIDESHOW: Images Of Snipes Arriving At Courthouse RAW VIDEO: Snipes Arrives At Ocala ...
Attorney Alleges Adam 'Pacman' Jones Punched Her at Strip Club (KLAS Las Vegas)
An attorney is seeking an arrest warrant against suspended Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, claiming he punched her at an Atlanta strip club.
Lawyer Willie Gary goes before court over child support (Sun-Sentinel)
A prominent Florida trial lawyer finds himself in the defendant's chair this week, as his child support case went before the Georgia Supreme Court.
Approval of Kearl oilsands project violated federal law, says lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
EDMONTON - A panel violated federal laws when it recommended regulatory approval for a $7-billion oilsands project on the basis of unproven cleanup plans, a lawyer for an environmental coalition argued Tuesday.
Approval of Kearl oilsands project violated federal law, says lawyer (Canadian Business)
Bob Weber, The Canadian Press January 15, 2008 - 4:23 p.m. EDMONTON - A panel violated federal laws when it recommended regulatory approval for a $7-billion oilsands project on the basis of unproven cleanup plans, a lawyer for an environmental coalition argued Tuesday.
Top lawyer faces child support ruling (Miami Herald)
Associated Press A prominent Florida trial lawyer finds himself in the defendant's chair this week, as his child support case went before the Georgia Supreme Court.