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Erie collar bomb defendant wants new lawyer (Centre Daily Times)
The woman accused of planning an elaborate bank robbery that ended in the death of a pizza deliveryman wants a new lawyer.
Erie Collar Bomb Defendant Wants New Lawyer (WFMJ Youngstown)
A woman accused of planning an elaborate bank robbery that ended in the death of a pizza deliveryman in 2003 wants a new lawyer. Fifty-eight-year-old Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong is charged with bank robbery, conspiracy and a firearms violation in the robbery of a PNC Bank in Erie, Pa.
New Members Join Interest on Lawyer Account Fund (WRGB Albany)
Governor Spitzer announced that four new members have joined the Board of Trustees for the Interest on Lawyer Account Fund.
Lawyer Fernando buried (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Christopher Fernando, who died close to midnight on Saturday, was buried at the Titiwangsa Muslim cemetery yesterday before zohor prayers.
Candidates endorsed in state's attorney race (ABC 7 Chicago)
Candidates in the race for Cook County state's attorney have picked up endorsements.
Lawyer says Ropati "not a predator" (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for a former Kiwis player accused of rape says his client is not a predator.
Lawyer says Ropati "not a predator" (NZCity)
21 January 2008 The lawyer for a former Kiwis player accused of rape says his client is not a predator. Tea Ropati is on trial at the Auckland District Court facing six sex charges, including rape and sexual violation, following an incident in 2006.
Complaint filed in race for district attorney (Kerrville Daily Times)
The race for the district attorney position in the 198th is heating up, with one candidate filing a Texas Ethics Commission complaint on another.
Businessman points finger at top lawyer in scandalous video about Malaysian judiciary (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A businessman testified Monday that boredom forced him to secretly videotape a lawyer allegedly brokering the appointment of top judges in a scandal that has severely damaged Malaysia's judiciary.
Collar bomb defendant wants new lawyer (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
ERIE -- The woman accused of planning an elaborate bank robbery that ended in the death of a pizza deliveryman wants a new lawyer. "Who can I get that's aggressive [and] experienced?" ...
Businessman fingers top lawyer in video of M'sian judiciary (Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR - A BUSINESSMAN testified that boredom forced him to secretly videotape a lawyer allegedly brokering the appointment of top judges in a scandal that has severely damaged Malaysia's judiciary.
Lawyer, judge locked in battle (The Star-Ledger)
What happened in Bloomfield's municipal court -- the arrest and shackling of a lawyer -- should not have happened. Rashidah Hasan, an East Orange attorney, was handcuffed while she was trying to argue a motion.
Malaysia: Businessman Points Finger At Top Lawyer In Scandalous Video About Malaysian Judiciary (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: A businessman testified Monday (21 Jan) that boredom forced him to secretly videotape a lawyer allegedly brokering the appointment of top judges in a scandal that has severely damaged Malaysia's judiciary.
Missouri attorney general investigating Fig. (BizJournals)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon announced Jan. 15 that his office is looking into Fig.'s business practices.
Portland attorney returns from the depths of AIG (BizJournals)
In a yearlong assignment as special counsel to global behemoth American International Group Inc., Portland attorney Milt Stewart often felt like Internal Affairs in a police department.
Malaysia: Businessman Points Finger At Top Lawyer In Scandalous Video About Malaysian Judiciary (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: A businessman testified Monday (21 Jan) that boredom forced him to secretly videotape a lawyer allegedly brokering the appointment of top judges in a scandal that has severely damaged Malaysia's judiciary.
Large law firms recognize value of valley, attorney says (BizJournals)
Bernard "Bernie" J. Vogel III is an attorney with Silicon Valley Law Group as well as its chief financial officer. Vogel's practice specializes in complex corporate transactions, investment financings, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships and limited liability companies. He talked to reporter Lindsay Riddell about large law firms entering and expanding in Silicon Valley.
Lawyer, jurors spar over Texas high court judge's indictment (Houston Chronicle)
The long weekend failed to quell the rhetoric as a lawyer for state Supreme Court Justice David Medina and two of the grand jurors who voted to indict the jurist continued to jab at each other.
Lawyer, jurors spar over Texas high court judge's indictment (Houston Chronicle)
The long weekend failed to quell the rhetoric as a lawyer for state Supreme Court Justice David Medina and two of the grand jurors who voted to indict the jurist continued to jab at each other.
Appleton attorney sues to restrict herring trawling (Camden Herald)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attorney who lives in Appleton, Roger Fleming, is involved an a lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C., on behalf of New England groundfishermen, seeking to ban herring trawlers from critical fishing grounds.
Winsted keeps town attorney (Republican-American)
WINSTED --- Town attorney Kevin F. Nelligan has survived a move by some selectmen to replace him.
Pines lawyer charged with stealing settlement checks from clients (Sun-Sentinel)
Mistress given thousands, say prosecutors A married Pembroke Pines lawyer pocketed more than $94,000 of clients' insurance-settlement money and in turn gave thousands to his mistress, according to prosecutors and court records.
Local attorney has hand in community planning (Macon Telegraph)
Macon attorney Wayne Crowley has been involved in some long, hard-fought cases.
Decatur attorney to serve as judge (Montgomery Advertiser)
Decatur attorney Charles Langham has been appointed to serve as a district judge in Morgan County.
Malaysian lawyer says he was drunk when he claimed he had rigged judicial appointments (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A lawyer who boasted he brokered senior judges' appointments said Monday he must have been drunk when he made that claim, which was caught in a secretly shot video that has become an embarrassment for Malaysia's judiciary.
Microsoft ruling may not bolster Europe's new case, warns lawyer (Addict 3D)
Don't count your chickens...A landmark court ruling which last year backed the European Commission's last competition action against Microsoft may not be as helpful in its current action as has been widely thought, according to a competition lawyer.…
Defendant in bizarre robbery that ended in death of pizza deliveryman wants new lawyer (The Morning Call)
The woman accused of planning an elaborate bank robbery that ended in the death of a pizza deliveryman wants a new lawyer.
Senior lawyer linked to judicial corruption in M'sia takes the stand (Channel NewsAsia)
KUALA LUMPUR: The senior lawyer implicated in a controversial video clip that allegedly shows judicial corruption in Malaysia took the stand on Monday.
Moore's lawyer back in court over alleged surveillance of his client (Toronto Star)
The lawyer for Steve Moore will be back in court today, seeking to uncover whether the Vancouver Canucks had placed the former NHL player under surveillance in the wake of his 2004 career-ending injury.
Elk County men indicted by U.S. attorney (The Courier Express)
ERIE - Two Elk County men have been indicted on charges of theft of government property and injuring or committing a depredation against property of the United States, according to U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan.
NEW: Attorney General ruling on liquor law requested (St. Charles Journal)
St. Charles City Councilman Richard Veit, Ward 2, and R.T. Weiler's owner Marc Rousseau sought the state attorney general's opinion on whether or not state regulations prohibiting "indecent, profane or obscene language" violate free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Lawyer questions B.C.'s commitment to examine Polish man's death (CNews)
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for the Kamloops woman whose son died following a confrontation with police at Vancouver International Airport in October says the B.C. government is dragging its feet on a probe of the incident.
U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott Unveils New Valley Crime Stoppers Anti-Gang Campaign at IMAX Theater in Fresno, Calif. (Centre Daily Times)
"Gangs Want Your Kids." It's a powerful sentiment; one that U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott, in partnership with Valley Crime Stoppers, the Fresno Police Department and ASTONE, hopes will be a wake-up call for the families of gang members.
Winsted keeps town attorney (Republican-American)
WINSTED --- Town attorney Kevin F. Nelligan has survived a move by some selectmen to replace him.
Canucks lawyer argues coach didn't spark Moore attack (Toronto Star)
A lawyer for the Vancouver Canucks argued in court today that documents filed recently by the lawyer representing injured NHL player Steve Moore were designed to stoke media scrutiny and shape public opinion.
Commission To Hire City Attorney Tuesday (Polk County Democrat)
With a new city manager on board for two weeks, Bartow city commissioners will select a new city attorney Tuesday afternoon. Sean Parker has been performing the duties on an interim appointment for several months.
Saudi rape case lawyer 'reinstated' (CNN.com)
The Saudi lawyer who represented a woman kidnapped and raped by seven men said his license to practice has been reinstated.
Scandalous allegations made as Moore lawsuit unfolds, says Canucks' lawyer (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
TORONTO - The lawyer representing the Vancouver Canucks in a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by former NHL player Steve Moore said recent allegations made against his client are "very scandalous."
Extinguisher company gets hosed by attorney general (News Democrat Journal)
A Farmington fire extinguisher salesman must comply with laws covering his business and pay $3,696 in restitution in a settlement reached with Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon.
Attorney asks judge to recuse himself from case of accused sheriff's deputy (Hollister Free Lance)
An attorney has asked the county's presiding criminal judge to dismiss himself from the case of a former sheriff's deputy indicted on eight felony charges, according to court documents.
Seifert's lawyer asking Supreme Court to reconsider extradition OK (CNews)
Michael Seifert's lawyer wants the Supreme Court of Canada to reconsider its decision to allow him to be sent to Italy to face a jail sentence for murdering prisoners during the Second World War.
Malaysian lawyer says too drunk to remember 'corruption' video (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer at the centre of a Malaysian corruption inquiry said Monday he was too drunk to remember a conversation captured on video where he appears to broker judicial appointments.
Lawyer who defended FLQ members following 1970 October Crisis dead at 66 (CNews)
SEPT-ILES, Que.-Robert Lemieux, a well-known lawyer who represented numerous members of the Front de liberation du Quebec (FLQ) following the 1970 October Crisis, has passed away.
Malaysian lawyer evasive during probe in judge-fixing video scandal (Japan Today)
KUALA LUMPUR — The lawyer at the center of a scandal that has rocked Malaysia's judiciary refused Monday to confirm or deny whether he is the man in a secretly shot video brokering the appointments of judges.
Seifert's lawyer asking Supreme Court to reconsider extradition OK (CNews)
VANCOUVER - Michael Seifert's lawyer wants the Supreme Court of Canada to reconsider its decision to allow him to be sent to Italy to face a jail sentence for murdering prisoners during the Second World War.
Attorney wants Albany County DA to take over investigation (Capital News 9)
The attorney for two men who said they were beaten by Troy police wants the Albany County District Attorney's office to take over the investigation.
Scandalous allegations made as Moore lawsuit unfolds, says Canucks' lawyer (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
TORONTO - The lawyer representing the Vancouver Canucks and their owners in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by former NHL player Steve Moore said Monday that recent allegations made against his client are scandalous and could have a prejudicial effect on the case.
Cox running for BSB County Attorney (KPAX Missoula)
Currently Deputy County Attorney
More time to get lawyer (The New Straits Times)
SEREMBAN: The hearing to determine the religious status of Gan Eng Gor, a 74-year-old retiree, has been postponed to allow his family to engage a syariah lawyer.
U.S. Attorney on Jena Events (KALB Alexandria)
The U.S. Attorney Donald Washington was in Jena, Louisiana Monday to oversee the events taking place on the courthouse steps. more