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Prominent Trial Lawyer Goes To Court Over Child Support (WPBF Palm Beach)
A prominent Florida trial lawyer is in the defendant's chair as his child-support case goes before the Georgia Supreme Court.
Convicted con man charged with posing as L.A. lawyer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 12:37 p.m. Jan. 15 (AP): 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.
Approval of Kearl oilsands project violated federal law, says lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
EDMONTON - A panel violated federal laws and glossed over concerns about mine tailings and over-development when it recommended regulatory approval for a $7-billion oilsands project, 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 - 6:28 p.m. EDMONTON - A panel violated federal laws and glossed over concerns about mine tailings and over-development when it recommended regulatory approval for a $7-billion oilsands project, a lawyer for an environmental coalition argued Tuesday.
Lingam’s lawyer grilled (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer was put in a tight spot when commissioners grilled him over whether his client Datuk V.K. Lingam had admitted to being the person embroiled in the controversial video clip about the brokering of judges’ appointments.
City settles with attorney who sued over Mount Soledad cross (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, 4:08 p.m. Jan. 15 (SIGNONSANDIEGO): The City Council has agreed to pay $750,000 to the attorney who sued San Diego over the Mount Soledad cross to settle a dispute over legal fees, it was announced Tuesday.
Lawyer: Former oral surgeon and mastermind in body parts scheme to plead guilty (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A former oral surgeon has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he orchestrated a grisly plot to plunder corpses and sell body parts for transplants, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Local attorney faces conspiracy and fraud charges (WMCTV Memphis)
More motions are expected to be filed in court against local prominent attorney Richard Dickie Scruggs. Scruggs , his son and others are charged with conspiracy and fraud. They're accused of bribing
LA County district attorney gets $55,000 salary bump (The Fresno Bee)
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has been granted an over-$55,000 raise, bringing his yearly salary up to more than $292,000.
At his trial, lawyer denies lending money to KC judge (The Kansas City Star)
Lawyer and former Jackson County Legislator Carl Bussey denied Tuesday that he ever lent money to a disgraced former Kansas City municipal judge.
Lawyer Vows To Continue Fight Against Uptown Charlotte Baseball Stadium After 'Final' Vote On Deal (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
Mecklenburg county commissioners took the final vote Tuesdan night on a land swap designed to bring a baseball stadium to uptown Charlotte. But a local lawyer said he'll continue his efforts to block the deal.
Attorney Alleges 'Pacman' Jones Punched Her (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
An attorney is seeking an arrest warrant against suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, claiming he punched her at an Atlanta strip club.
Former attorney, Willie Harris, hit with prison term (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
HAMMOND | Former Gary attorney Willie Harris betrayed the legal profession, Lake County taxpayers and an elderly family relative, and should spend more than four years in prison for it, a judge ruled Tuesday.
County attorney pressured over booklets' cost (East Valley Tribune)
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is pressing County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office to release how much public money it spent last week to distribute thousands of crime prevention booklets prominently featuring his name and likeness.
Student charged in explosives case gets new attorney (Miami Herald)
A new attorney has been appointed to represent an Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges.
Student charged in explosives case gets new attorney (FOX 35 Orlando)
A new attorney has been appointed to represent an Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges. Bruce G. Howie will represent Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, who has been in jail since Aug. 4.
Supreme Court assigns lawyer to river dispute (The Post and Courier)
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appointed an outside lawyer Tuesday to help resolve a dispute between North Carolina and South Carolina over the water that flows in the Catawba River. The court named Kristin Linsley Myles of San Francisco as the special master in the case. Myles has b...
Judges rule on $80,000 of disbarred lawyer funds (The Star-Ledger)
A ruling from a state appeals court yesterday sheds light on what the court system and legal community have to do to mop up a law practice after a lawyer is disbarred.
'SCAM' SEQUEL Lawyer indicted on a new house 'rip off' charge (The Jersey Journal)
A disbarred Jersey City lawyer - who in 2005 stole a senior citizen's home and life savings - and two other attorneys have been indicted on charges they helped a Bayonne man swindle a Jersey City woman out of her home.
At his trial, lawyer denies lending money to KC judge (The Kansas City Star)
Lawyer and former Jackson County Legislator Carl Bussey denied Tuesday that he ever lent money to a disgraced former Kansas City municipal judge.
Lawyer rebuts Lavigne defense (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - The lawyer for the parents of slain altar boy Daniel Croteau whose case has long gone cold has rebutted a defense statement on behalf of longtime suspect, defrocked priest Richard R. Lavigne.
State's attorney succession draws concern (Baltimore Sun)
Issues of independence raised Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering over who should be the next Howard County state's attorney is raising concerns in the legal community as three of the county's five Circuit Court judges prepare to vote on the appointment.
O.J. Simpson is due in court today as attorney denies Simpson violated bail conditions (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
O.J. Simpson is due in court today as his attorney denies the former football star violated his bail agreement in a motion asking that his client be again let out of jail to await trial in his armed robbery case.
House Dems want outside lawyer to probe CIA tapes case (Denver Post)
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and 18 other House Democrats on Tuesday asked the attorney general to replace a government prosecutor with an outside lawyer to investigate the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes.
Malaysian lawyer promises to reveal truth behind judicial scandal video (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A prominent lawyer promised Wednesday to reveal whether he is the man who was secretly filmed talking about the brokering of judges in a scandal that has cast doubt on Malaysia's legal system.
Malaysia: Lawyer Promises To Reveal Truth Behind Judicial Scandal Video (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: A prominent lawyer promised Wednesday (16 Jan) to reveal whether he is the man who was secretly filmed talking about the brokering of judges in a scandal that has cast doubt on Malaysia's legal system.
Cook wins county attorney election (Ottumwa Courier)
OTTUMWA – Tuesday’s county attorney election was a late night for poll workers, but the results became clear quickly. Absentee votes set the tone. Allen Cook, the Democratic candidate, brought in 65 absentee votes.
Ex-pastor's attorney calls for accounting details (Modesto Bee)
Instead of challenging a murder charge faced by former Hickman pastor Doug Porter, a defense attorney Tuesday asked for the results of a financial analysis the Stanislaus County district attorney's office is preparing, saying he needs full disclosure because a May 12 trial is approaching.
Attorney General's office sues man claiming to be attorney (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
The state Attorney General's office is suing a man it says ripped off immigrants by posing as an attorney.
District attorney to seek re-election (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Larimer District Attorney Larry Abrahamson, whose office is at the center of a revived decades-old murder case, announced this week he will seek re-election in November.
Lingam And Eusoff Chin Were Close, Lawyer Claims (Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA))
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) -- The lawyer representing Datuk V.K Lingam's brother raised the issue of close association between Lingam and former Chief Justice Tun Eusoff Chin, which according to him, was very important to ascertain the truth about the contents of the controversial "Lingam" video clip.
O.J.'s attorney denies he violated bail conditions (WTVG-TV Toledo)
O.J. Simpson's attorney denies the former football star violated his bail agreement in a motion asking that his client be again let out of jail to await trial in his armed robbery case.
Gary attorney sentenced to over 4 years in prison in fraud scheme (22 WSBT South Bend)
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Gary attorney Willie Harris has been sentenced to 55 months in prison for his role in a real estate fraud scheme.
Student charged in explosives case gets new attorney (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
A new attorney will represent an Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges.
Lawyer: plea expected in body parts case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former oral surgeon has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he orchestrated a grisly plot to plunder corpses and sell body parts for transplants, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Cabarrus District Attorney defends handling of animal cruelty case (Salisbury Post)
The Cabarrus County District Attorney says her office handled a Kannapolis animal cruelty case properly and refuted comments by a local animal rights activist.
Attorney general came to Soeharto after Try Sutrisno`s call, Sudi says (Antara News)
Cabinet Secretary Sudi Silalahi said Attorney General Hendarman Supandji visited the Pertamina Hospital (RSPP) early Saturday to settle the legal case of former president Soeharto.
Fayed's lawyer suggests Prince Philip called Dodi 'an oily bedhopper' (Daily Mail)
A lawyer acting for Mohamed al Fayed today suggested that Prince Philip had referred to Princess Diana's companion Dodi as 'an oily bedhopper'. Michael Mansfield QC, claimed the Duke was unimpressed when he learned of Diana’s relationship with Dodi in July 1997
Attorney: Let O.J. Simpson out of jail (AP via Yahoo! News)
O.J. Simpson's attorney denies the former football star violated his bail agreement in a motion asking that his client be again let out of jail to await trial in his armed robbery case.
Student charged in explosives case gets new attorney (The State)
A new attorney has been appointed to represent an Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges. Bruce G. Howie will represent Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, who has been in jail since Aug. 4. Mohamed and fellow University of South Florida engineering student Youssef Megahed were stopped for speeding near a South Carolina naval base. They were arrested when a deputy said he found ...
Exclusive | Wilkins top choice for U.S. Attorney (The State)
Walt Wilkins, son of former Chief U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William “Billy” Wilkins of Greenville, is a leading candidate for the seat of outgoing U.S. Attorney Reggie Lloyd, sources said Tuesday. The younger Wilkins, an assistant U.S. attorney in Greenville since 2005, declined comment Tuesday. He is the nephew of David Wilkins, the former S.C. House speaker and current U.S. ...
Xbox Live Gamers Sue Microsoft For Faulty Service, Lawyer Speaks Out: Exclusive (MTV Music Television)
Three Xbox Live subscribers are suing Microsoft for more than $5 million for failures in the online gaming service, their lawyer explains.
KC lawyer not guilty in loan scandal, jury says (The Kansas City Star)
A federal jury deliberated only 30 minutes this morning before finding a Kansas City lawyer not guilty of perjury and lying to a federal grand jury.
Lawyer wants ex-teacher out of jail (Baltimore Sun)
He cites medical conditions; Kinley was convicted of sex offense The lawyer for a former Howard County special-education teacher convicted in August of a third-degree sex offense involving a 15-year-old boy is scheduled to ask a Circuit Court judge on Friday to release his client from a detention center because of an undisclosed medical issue.
Attorney asks judge for O.J.'s release (Fox Sports)
O.J. Simpson was brought to court in jail attire Wednesday to answer charges he violated terms of his bail by attempting to contact a co-defendant in his armed robbery case. Simpson's attorney, Gabriel Grasso, filed a motion late Tuesday urging a judge to reject Clark County District Attorney David Roger's effort to have Simpson jailed without bail until his April 7 trial.
O.J.'s lawyer denies he violated bail conditions, seeks release (CNews)
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson is set to appear today in a courtroom for a hearing on allegations that he violated his bail agreement as he awaits trial in his armed robbery case - accusations his lawyer says are false.
Ohio attorney general vows 'meticulous' inquiry into shooting death of Lima woman (The Toledo Blade)
LIMA, Ohio — Despite skepticism from some community members, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann vowed Wednesday morning to conduct a “thorough, fair, complete and meticulous” investigation into the shooting of a Lima woman by a city police officer.
Fayed's lawyer suggests Prince Philip called Dodi 'an oily bedhopper' (Evening Standard)
A lawyer acting for Mohamed al Fayed today suggested that Prince Philip had referred to Princess Diana's companion Dodi as “an oily bedhopper”.
Attorney says Scruggs had no knowledge of Balducci's attempted bribe; trial delayed (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
An attorney for Richard "Dickie" Scruggs said in U.S. District Court in Oxford on Wednesday that attorney Timothy Balducci tried to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey without his client's knowledge.
State Attorney Colton files for re-election to sixth term (TCPalm.com)
State Attorney Colton files for re-election to sixth term