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Clients Accuse Memphis Attorney of Stealing Their Money (Law.com)
A Memphis attorney who testified last year against a partner who stole from clients now faces accusations that he stole as well. Phoebe Copeland claims in a lawsuit that J. Richard Rossie stole more than $346,000 from her after she granted him power of attorney to handle her estate. Copeland hopes to block any settlement between Rossie and Darrelle Miller, another client who is suing the ...
Disbarred Lawyer Accused of Killing Wife Admits to Longtime Affair (Law.com)
Carlos Perez-Olivo, a disbarred lawyer and neighbor of Bill and Hillary Clinton who is accused of murdering his wife, told police he had a longtime mistress and sent her flowers two days before the shooting, according to court papers released Friday. The disclosure, contained in police accounts of statements Perez-Olivo made to investigators, was the first public suggestion of a possible ...
Lawyer's Widow Sues, Seeks Share of 'Jersey Boys' Profits (Law.com)
In the months before his death from cancer in 1991, Texas lawyer Rex Conrad Woodard helped Thomas Gaetano DeVito, an original member of the pop group the Four Seasons, write an autobiographical book, Woodard's widow alleges. Woodard died before the book could be published. Now, with the work allegedly partly the basis for the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys," Woodard's widow has sued DeVito ...
County attorney’s office accused of abusing its power (Winona Daily News)
The attorney for a man convicted of assault with a baseball bat in September accused the Winona County attorney’s office Friday of abusing its power by bringing 55 charges of violating an order for protection and tampering with a witness.
Fenty arms self with new lawyer to defend gun ban (The Washington Times)
Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles yesterday said attorneys have filed the District's brief defending the city's gun ban before the Supreme Court, and he named a new lead lawyer to argue the case.
O.C. lawyer argues against tribunals (Los Angeles Times)
The decorated intelligence officer blows the whistle on reviews of Guantanamo detainees. Stephen Abraham, a Newport Beach lawyer and lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, hardly seemed like whistle-blower material.
State Attorney General Warns Of Check Scam (The Morning News)
The Morning News LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday warned Arkansans of a scam in northeast Arkansas involving fake checks that appear to be from the U.S. Treasury.
Valley tech lawyer stumps for Obama (San Jose Mercury News)
Valley lawyer campaigns in Iowa Twenty-four hours before the Thursday caucuses, one of Silicon Valley's pre-eminent tech lawyers is struggling to get Angel, an escaped golden retriever, back into an Iowan's house.
Patels attorney to withdraw from drug-induced abortion case (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
APPLETON Attorney Thomas Zoesch said Friday he will no longer represent Manish Patel, the man charged with using a drug to induce abortions in his girlfriend.
Former Menasha city attorney Steffens remembered as battler (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MENASHA Long-time former city attorney Richard Steffens, who died this week at age 86, was remembered as a colorful and sometimes controversial figure in city and state politics.
Defense attorney withdraws from Fox Cities RU-486 case (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
APPLETON Attorney Thomas Zoesch said Friday he will no longer represent Manish Patel, the man charged with using a drug to induce an abortion in his girlfriend.
William Zeman, Labor Lawyer, Dies (Hartford Courant)
William Zeman, a longtime labor lawyer who played a lead role in introducing the Congress of Industrial Organizations to Connecticut, died last week at his home in West Hartford. He was 93.
Hearing is possible for State Attorney John Tanner (Orlando Sentinel)
State Attorney John Tanner's claims that an appointed prosecutor ran a biased probe against him may be heard in court sometime next month, according to a court schedule discussed Friday.
British lawyer for Bhajji's case (rediff.com)
Taking a serious note of the race row involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, the ICC on Saturday roped in reputed British lawyer Nigel Peters to advice match referee Mike Procter during the disciplinary hearing against the Indian off-spinner in Sydney on Sunday.
Attorney: Wright will fight (The Charlotte Observer)
An attorney for Democratic state Rep. Thomas Wright said Friday that Wright is innocent of charges he took $350,000 from banks, corporations and campaign contributors. The attorney, Douglas Harris of Greensboro, making his first comments to reporters since taking over Wright's case this week, also said Wright plans to run for re-election to his Wilmington-area district. And, he said, Wright will ...
Lawyer, ex-cop in kill plot claim (Herald Sun)
A MELBOURNE lawyer and a disgraced former police officer are under investigation for planning and funding an underworld execution.
Player's attorney objects to judge removal (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE — The attorney for one of two Penn State football players charged with assaulting a man on campus in October is fighting an attempt to remove a district judge from presiding at a preliminary hearing for her client.
Attorney General Loses In Effort To Block Seminole Gambling Deal (WFTV 9 Orlando)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has lost his effort to halt a gambling agreement between Governor Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe.
Lawyer from AG's office is new inspector general (The News-Star)
BATON ROUGE — Gov.-elect Bobby Jindal picked a lawyer in the state attorney general's office as Louisiana's new inspector general, a position intended to investigate executive branch fraud and waste.
District attorney wants 2nd term (Cortez Journal)
Jim Wilson, the 22nd Judicial District attorney, announced Thursday that he will run for re-election. Wilson, who was first elected in 2004, said he has lots of things he would like to do in a second term.
Attorney wants hearing in Fen-Phen case closed to public (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An attorney representing one of three lawyers accused of bilking their former clients of millions wants a Monday court hearing closed. Herbert Moncier, an attorney representing William Gallion, claims a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Gregory Wehrman should be closed because it would include arguments about information protected by the attorney-client privilege. Gallion, Melbourne Mills ...
Attorney General: Syracuse Firefighters Must Live in County (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The State Attorney General's Office says Syracuse firefighters who live outside Onondaga County are violating New York State law.
Steve Schaefer announces for County Attorney (Bandera Bulletin)
My name is Steve Schaefer. I am running for County Attorney. I am a local Bandera Attorney, with my office on Main Street. I was born and raised in Texas. I am 52 years old. I live in Vanderpool, Texas. I have two daughters: Blanche, who is 13 years old, and Cecelia, who is 10 years old.
Attorney wants hearing in Fen-Phen case closed to public (WAVE 3 Louisville)
An attorney representing one of three lawyers accused of bilking their former clients of millions wants a Monday court hearing closed.
Clemens ready to answer questions under oath: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Roger Clemens is ready to answer questions under oath before US lawmakers about his former trainer's claims that the star pitcher used performance-enhancing drugs, if he can make time to testify.
Haneef waiting for inquiry date: lawyer (The West Australian)
Former terrorism suspect Mohamed Haneef is still waiting for the date of an inquiry into his case before deciding on his next move, his lawyer Peter Russo says.
Haneef waiting for inquiry, says lawyer (The Age)
Mohamed Haneef's lawyer says he is yet to decide on his next move.
AWARE attorney reports progress (New Bern Sun Journal)
A citizen group concerned about public access at the Sheraton’s New Bern Grand Marina is making headway and gaining support from residents and other county organizations, its attorney said Saturday.
Brit lawyer for ICC hearing (The Statesman)
SYDNEY, Jan. 5: A hearing into allegations that India’s Harbhajan Singh made racist comments to Australia’s Andrew Symonds has been delayed until after the second Test finishes tomorrow. Mr Nigel Peters, British lawyer, will attend it on the ICC’s request.
LAWYER: I'LL REP BRIT FOR FREE (New York Post)
HEY, Britney - there's someone who still wants to rep you! Divorce lawyer and former "The Apprentice" contestant Stacy Schneider told Page Six she's willing to take over as Britney Spears' legal counsel - free of charge. Spears' current lawyers at...
Attorney seeks post as Juvenile Court judge (The News-Herald)
Attorney Jim O'Leary has filed petitions seeking the Republican nomination for Lake County Juvenile Court judge. O'Leary, who is with the Painesville firm of Baker, Hackenberg & Hennig LPA, said he has the right mix of legal and community experience to serve as judge.
District Attorney clears up his position on merit raises by commissioners (The Bradford Era)
There’s more to the “merit raise” issue than came out at the Thursday meeting of the McKean County Commissioners, said McKean County District Attorney John Pavlock on Friday.
Haneef waiting for inquiry date: lawyer (Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury)
Former terrorism suspect Mohamed Haneef is still waiting for the date of an inquiry into his case before deciding on his next move, his lawyer Peter Russo says.
Haneef waiting for inquiry date to be fixed: Lawyer (NDTV)
Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly accused of involvement in the failed UK car bombings, is still waiting for a date to be fixed for a judicial inquiry into his case before deciding whether to return to Australia, according to his lawyer Peter Russo.
Iowa football: Attorney orders secrecy in U of I assault case (The Des Moines Register)
Johnson County attorney Janet Lyness has taken steps to keep secret public records and court documents that would provide information about an...
Iowa football: Attorney orders secrecy in U of I assault case (The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index)
Johnson County attorney Janet Lyness has taken steps to keep secret public records and court documents that would provide information about an investigation into a reported sexual assault on the University of Iowa campus.
Lawyer is 325-0 in implant appeals (Contra Costa Times)
Sheri Byrne-Haber has a winning streak any lawyer would envy. Since she launched a program in 2004 challenging health insurers' denials of a device that allows the deaf to hear, the East Palo Alto-based attorney has won every one of the 325 cases now completed.
Keeping offenders off networking Web sites :Attorney general's proposed bill would protect children online. (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter announced Saturday that he will seek the passage of a new law that would ban convicted sex offenders from using online networking sites, chat rooms or instant message programs in which minors participate.
Lawyer says Swain may waive extradition (The Providence Journal)
David Swain, now criminally charged with killing his wife during a 1999 scuba diving trip to Tortola, is considering waiving extradition, his lawyer says, which could have the Jamestown scuba shop owner returning soon to the British Virgin Islands to face trial.
Jindal Picks Lawyer from AG’s Office as New Inspector General (KALB Alexandria)
Governor-elect Bobby Jindal picked a lawyer in the state attorney general's office as Louisiana's new inspector general, a position intended to investigate executive branch fraud and waste. more
Teens arrested in connection with attack on Shaker Heights lawyer (WKYC Cleveland)
SHAKER HEIGHTS -- Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the beating of a lawyer from Shaker Heights.
Attorney in U of I investigation works to keep documents private (The Globe Gazette)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Johnson County attorney Janet Lyness has worked to keep private public records and court documents that could provide information about an investigation into a reported sexual assault on the University of Iowa campus.
Attorney: Letter writer says he talked to Stacy Peterson in November (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) - An attorney says a former suburban police officer suspected in his wife's October disappearance received a letter from a person claiming to have spoken to the missing woman.
Attorney: Letter writer says he talked to Stacy Peterson (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An attorney says a former suburban police officer suspected in his wife's October disappearance received a letter from a person claiming to have spoken to the missing woman. Joel Brodsky says former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson opened the letter Sunday after returning home from vacation. It was postmarked December 29th. The letter's anonymous author claims to have seen Stacy Peterson ...
I'm a sacrificial lamb, bleats lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer criticised for not asking for custodial prison sentences for nine males who raped a 10-year-old says he is "a sacrificial lamb".
Haneef fears being locked up: lawyer (The West Australian)
Former terror suspect Mohamed Haneef fears he could be jailed again if he returns to Australia, says his lawyer Peter Russo. Dr Haneef held a press conference in India over the weekend during which he said he hoped the new Rudd government would consider the question of compensating him.
Haneef fears being locked up: lawyer (Nyngan Observer)
Former terror suspect Mohamed Haneef fears he could be jailed again if he returns to Australia, says his lawyer Peter Russo. Dr Haneef held a press conference in India over the weekend during which he said he hoped the new Rudd government would consider the question of compensating him.
McNamee lawyer: No lawsuit forthcoming (Sports Illustrated)
Perhaps no one was watching Mike Wallace's interview of Roger Clemens on 60 Minutes on Sunday night more intently than Richard Emery, the attorney for Brian McNamee. McNamee is the personal trainer who told former senator George Mitchell and federal investigators that he had injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
Attorney: Letter Writer Talked To Stacy Peterson (CBS 2 Chicago)
A former suburban Chicago police officer suspected in his wife's October disappearance has received a letter from a person claiming to have spoken to the missing woman outside a Kentucky mall in November, his attorney said.
Crown will appeal in Pickton case: B.C. attorney general (CBC)
The B.C. attorney general's office told CBC News on Sunday the Crown will file an appeal in the Robert William Pickton case.