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Fighting boxer's ban, lawyer accuses state (Sports Illustrated)
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A lawyer for Joey Gilbert, fighting allegations the suspended boxer took banned drugs, is accusing the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission of witness tampering and defaming the Reno middleweight with false statements.
Snipes's "kooky" mail to U.S. govt not a crime: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Rather than file tax returns on an estimated $38 million in income, actor Wesley Snipes flooded the U.S. tax agency with correspondence that his lawyer admitted on Tuesday was sometimes "kooky, crazy and loony."
Attorney general, lawmakers clash on torture (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey drew congressional fire on Wednesday for refusing to rule on the legality of waterboarding, and said the CIA may again seek to use the harsh interrogation method.
Attorney general ducks waterboarding issue (MSNBC)
Senate Democrats accused Attorney General Michael Mukasey of ducking questions Wednesday on whether waterboarding is torture despite his promise last year to study whether it is illegal.
Stillwater attorney running for office to prove his children wrong (Pioneer Press)
Bob Hill, an attorney who lives in Stillwater, has officially filed to run for the Minnesota House District 52B seat.
Attorney general dances around waterboarding issue (CNN.com)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused to legally define waterboarding as "torture" during Senate testimony Wednesday, although he acknowledged that if the interrogation technique were performed on him, he would personally "feel that it was."
Defense lawyer in Nixzmary Brown trial gets extra security after threats (New York Daily News)
The defense lawyer in the Nixzmary Brown trial is getting extra security after complaining about threats from callers angry with his ardent defense of stepdad Cesar Rodriguez.
Prosecutors seek longer term for lawyer (UPI)
The judge who sentenced New York lawyer Lynne Stewart ignored her conviction on a "crime of terrorism," a federal prosecutor told an appeals court.
Lawyer claims changes in methadone programme (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A change of policy means Christchurch prisoners are being kept on the methadone programme for much longer -- sometimes through all their sentences -- according to a defence lawyer.
Attorney general, lawmakers clash on torture (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey drew congressional fire on Wednesday for refusing to rule on the legality of waterboarding, and said the CIA may again seek to use the harsh interrogation method.
Far north lawyer questions Taser decision (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A far north Queensland lawyer says the State Government has rushed its decision to arm all front-line police officers with Taser guns.
Collier school board working to settle Baker lawsuit, attorney says (Naples Daily News)
The Collier County School Board is working to settle the lawsuit brought against it by former Superintendent Ray Baker. School Board attorney Richard Withers said Wednesday the district is in discussions with its insurance company, Ace Professional, to settle the suit.
Ohio Attorney Who Went Missing Pleads Guilty to Making False Alarms (Law.com)
A pregnant attorney who police said made up a story about being kidnapped and driven from Ohio to Georgia pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making false alarms. Karyn McConnell Hancock's attorney, Jerry Phillips, said he also expects her to be charged with theft and forgery based on accusations from former clients who say she stole money from them. At least 10 of her former clients have ...
Lawyer's Widow to Get 30 Percent of Fees From Old Cases (Law.com)
A prominent Florida lawyer's widow has settled a civil suit she filed against her husband's former associate for 30 percent of fees received in cases left behind by the late Bill Huggett. Details were revealed after Jay Wingate agreed to withdraw from 77 cases against Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which had petitioned a judge to toss him from the cases, alleging his new firm paid off a cruise ...
N.J. Supreme Court to Take Up Issue of Lawyer's Liability for Client's Baseless Claim (Law.com)
New Jersey's Supreme Court will review a case that could decide whether a lawyer is liable for furthering a client's illegitimate purpose in pursuing litigation. The resolution will have implications for lawyers involved in what a court may deem a strategic lawsuit against public participation, or SLAPP suit, which can invite counterclaims for malicious use of process. The case also raises the ...
Amid Attorney Departures, Akerman Senterfitt Offers Headhunters High Fees as Lure (Law.com)
Akerman Senterfitt, which has been plagued by attorney defections and partner dissatisfaction, has stepped up recruiting efforts by offering headhunters unusually high fees to land corporate lawyers. With the recruiting push came news that another high-profile lawyer, Robert Fernandez, is leaving to launch his own practice. Recent departures from Akerman's Miami office now total 10, including ...
Attorney general: Gangs are ‘here to stay’ (The State)
South Carolina’s gang problem is widespread and poses a significant threat to the general community, a group of lawmakers and community leaders said in a report released Wednesday. To stem the growing problem, the Gang Prevention Study Committee, created last year by legislators and led by Attorney General Henry McMaster, made five initial recommendations: •  The State Grand Jury should ...
Lawyer: Pettitte May Back Trainer's Story (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Ethics counsel calls for disbarment of Holocaust lawyer (The Star-Ledger)
A special ethics counsel has recommended the disbarment of Edward D. Fagan, a lawyer who made an international name for himself when he filed the first lawsuit against Swiss banks on behalf of Holocaust victims in 1996.
Lawyer's Widow to Get 30 Percent of Fees From Old Cases (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A prominent Florida lawyer's widow has settled a civil suit she filed against her husband's former associate for 30 percent of fees received in cases left behind by the late Bill Huggett.
N.J. Supreme Court to Take Up Issue of Lawyer's Liability for Client's Baseless Claim (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New Jersey's Supreme Court will review a case that could decide whether a lawyer is liable for furthering a client's illegitimate purpose in pursuing litigation. The resolution will have implications for lawyers involved in what a court may deem a strategic lawsuit against public participation, or SLAPP suit, which can invite counterclaims for malicious use of process.
Amid Attorney Departures, Akerman Senterfitt Offers Headhunters High Fees as Lure (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Akerman Senterfitt, which has been plagued by attorney defections and partner dissatisfaction, has stepped up recruiting efforts by offering headhunters unusually high fees to land corporate lawyers.
Attorney was spokesman for Calumet Farm (Miami Herald)
Ronald Barnett Sladon, a Fort Lauderdale city attorney for eight years in the 1960s and a horse-racing enthusiast, died Jan. 14 from complications of cancer in a Daytona Beach hospital.
Bucks lawyer will face homicide trial (Philly.com)
Amid new details of the bizarre end to a strife-filled romance, a Bucks County lawyer accused of negligently killing his girlfriend in a Newtown parking lot was ordered held for trial yesterday.
Names to Keep in Mind for the '09 Attorney General's Race (Washington Post)
RICHMOND The positioning for lieutenant governor and attorney general is just beginning in advance of the 2009 statewide election.
Deputy attorney?s resignation may spawn friendly rivalry (NWAnews.com)
ROGERS — Only two days after Deputy Attorney Chris Griffin submitted his resignation, the trash talking had already begun. (Benton County Daily Record)
Pima County attorney also spent thousands on booklet (The Arizona Republic)
TUCSON- Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall is being criticized for spending almost $15,200 in anti-racketeering funds on a 52-page bound color booklet detailing her first 10 years in office.
State attorney mum on suspension of state fire marshal (The Journal Times)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen refused to say Wednesday why the state fire marshal has been suspended.
Lawyer wants more rights for accused (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for a former rugby league star found not guilty of a raft of sexual assault crimes says the law favours the alleged victim.
Six sworn in as new attorney general (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | Stephen N. Six was sworn in this morning as Kansas attorney general, the third person to hold the post in a little over a year.
Lawyer: Harkat didn't breach bail conditions (CNews)
OTTAWA - A lawyer for terror suspect Mohamed Harkat told a judge Thursday that his client's behaviour has been impeccable while free on bail. Matt Webber suggested a recent change in living arrangements at Harkat's Ottawa home should not have landed him back in jail.
Lawyer, fellow at New York University School of Law | Internet journalist (The Globalist)
Ana Dolidze is a lawyer and Albert Podell Fellow at Risk at New York University School of Law. Recent Visiting Fellow at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, she is the former president of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA).
Lawyer alleges political cover-up (Wisconsin State Journal)
A Milwaukee lawyer on Wednesday accused state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Forest County District Attorney Leon Stenz of withholding for "political reasons" information on the October killings of six teenagers and subsequent suicide by an off-duty Forest County sheriff's deputy in Crandon.In a court filing, Alan D. Eisenberg asked a judge to order Stenz to give him all evidence relating ...
Ads negative to Cook County state's attorney candidate can keep running (Daily Herald)
A radio ad accusing Cook County state's attorney candidate Howard Brookins Jr. of not paying child support can continue airing, a judge ruled Thursday.
Wolf Block lawyer elected as Post Office chairman (Philly.com)
Alan Kessler, executive partner and corporate defense lawyer at the Philadelphia law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, was elected chairman of the United States Postal Service board of governors yesterday.
Ropati lawyer hits at police (The New Zealand Herald)
The police adult sexual abuse unit that arrested former league star Tea Ropati was out to make a name for itself, his lawyer claimed last night. Gary Gotlieb said the unit was formed just one week before Ropati was alleged to have sexually violated a woman he met in a Ponsonby Rd bar in June 2006.
Six Sworn In As New Attorney General (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
Stephen Six takes over as the state's new attorney general, leaving the relatively low-profile job of district judge to enter the hurly-burly of state politics.
Lawyer: Andy Pettitte Will Back Trainer (The Herald-Sun)
A lawyer for Andy Pettitte's former personal trainer said Tuesday he believes the pitcher will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Attorney: Pacman wants to stay with Titans (The Tennessean)
MURFREESBORO — The attorney for Pacman Jones said the suspended cornerback is eager to return to the Titans, provided the suspension ultimately is lifted.
Hicks not planning to profit from story: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Media groups have begun canvassing David Hicks for his story, but the freed terrorism supporter's lawyer says any agreement would be within the law.
Lawrence resident sworn in as attorney general (49 ABC News Topeka)
This morning Stephen Six took over the state attorney general's office. He replaces Paul Morrison, who was forced to resign because of a sex scandal.
Hicks will not profit: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Media groups have begun canvassing David Hicks for his story, but the freed terrorism supporter's lawyer says any agreement would be within the law.
Bay Area's new U.S. attorney may not play a role in Bonds case (San Jose Mercury News)
U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello, the Bay Area's new top federal law enforcement official, may not play a direct role in the pending perjury case against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds or other matters related to the Balco steroids scandal.
Man posed as lawyer for two years (UPI)
A New York judge has sentenced a man who worked as a lawyer for two years, despite never earning a degree, to five years of probation.
Randy Broberg Launches ``The Licensing Lawyer'' (Centre Daily Times)
Randy Broberg, a partner in the Del Mar Heights office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP and chair of the firm's Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group, is launching "The Licensing Lawyer," an educational podcast that addresses practical solutions to intellectual property problems.
Lawyer argues that alleged Quebec terror suspect no flight risk (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - A lawyer representing a Quebec man facing charges in an alleged Austrian-Canadian bomb plot says his client is not a flight risk and doesn't even have enough money for public transportation.