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Attorney: Letter writer says he talked to Stacy Peterson in November (The Pantagraph)
BOLINGBROOK -- 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.
Lawyer: Detained Chinese activist can't get legal help because case involves state secrets (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Chinese authorities have barred attorneys from visiting an AIDS activist detained on a subversion charge and have placed his wife under house arrest, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer's Widow Sues, Seeks Share of 'Jersey Boys' Profits (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Bozeman lawyer readies to add sharks to office - literally (Billings Gazette)
BOZEMAN - It started out as a joke - a lawyer putting a shark tank in his office.
Attorney: Letter writer says he's talked to Stacy Peterson (The Pantagraph)
BOLINGBROOK -- 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.
Dan Gross | Alycia has hired a lawyer in a bid to keep her job at CBS 3 (Philadelphia Daily News)
AFTER a meeting with CBS 3 management last week, Alycia Lane hired a lawyer to help secure her future at the station. We're told Lane has enlisted Center City lawyer Paul Rosen, who has been in ongoing discussions with CBS 3 management since last week regarding the embattled anchorbabe's employment status.
Trainer's lawyer: Baloney (Newsday)
Roger Clemens may have done himself one bit of good in his "60 Minutes" interview last night. A lawyer for Brian McNamee, Clemens' accuser, says it is less likely that McNamee will bring a lawsuit against Clemens for defamation.
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.
Attorney: Letter writer claims he saw Stacy Peterson (Lake County News Sun)
A former suburban Chicago police officer suspected in his wife's October disappearance has received an anonymous letter from a person claiming to have spoken to the missing woman outside a Kentucky mall in November, his attorney said. Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson opened the letter Sunday after returning home from vacation, said attorney Joel Brodsky.
Lawyer: Thailand's ousted PM Thaksin ready to return by April, face corruption charges (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra plans to return to Thailand from self-imposed exile by mid-April and is prepared to defend himself in court against corruption-related charges, his lawyer said Monday.
(AFX UK Focus) 2008-01-07 10:04 GMT: Indonesia will not drop civil case against Suharto - attorney general - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)
JAKARTA (Thomson Financial) - Indonesia will not drop a civil case against ailing former dictator Suharto as under the law, such cases can be pursued even after a defendant's death, the attorney general said Monday.
Bali bombers meet families, seek edict on execution -lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters CILACAP, Indonesia, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings met their families on Monday, as their lawyer said they would seek an edict from Indonesia's ...
Attorney General: Indonesia Won't Drop Suit Vs Suharto -AFP (Nasdaq)
JAKARTA (AFP)--Indonesia will not drop a civil case against ailing former dictator Suharto despite a plea by his allies to do so as he lay seriously ill in hospital, the attorney general said Monday.
Bali bombers seek edict on execution: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings met their families on Monday, as their lawyer said they would seek an edict from Indonesia's Muslim body on the legality of execution by shooting.
Attorney Works To Keep UI Assault Documents Private (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- 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.
United States Senate Confirmation Sends Prominent L.A. Tax Attorney to Washington (Centre Daily Times)
Nathan Hochman, one of the country's leading tax litigators and a principal at Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, Beverly Hills, California, announced today that he will be returning to government service next week to assume his new role in Washington, D.C. as Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Providence solicitor to run for attorney general (Boston Globe)
Providence Solicitor Joseph Fernandez has filed paperwork to run for attorney general in 2010. Although the election is more than two years away, Fernandez says he wants to get started on fundraising.
3 Juveniles Arrest In Connection With Attorney Beating (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
Three arrests have been made in connection with the New Year's Eve beating of Attorney Scott McDermott.
Attorney: Letter writer says he talked to Stacy Peterson in November (Daily Herald)
A former Bolingbrook 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.
Lawyer: Thaksin Ready to Face Courts (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra plans to return to Thailand from self-imposed exile by mid-April and is prepared to defend himself in court against corruption-related charges, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney general, others take oaths of office (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Five of the state's top elected officials have officially taken office. Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, Attorney General Jack Conway, Auditor Crit Luallen, Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Treasurer Todd Hollenbach were sworn in during a Capitol ceremony Monday. Farmer, Luallen and Grayson were re-elected in the Nov. 6 general election and are beginning their second terms. Conway and ...
Angola: Republic Attorney Denies Arbitrary Detention of Journalist (AllAfrica.com)
The Republic general attorney (PGR), João Maria de Sousa, said Monday in Luanda that the detention of journalist Fernando Lelo was by no means arbitrary, as there are "strong signs of crime against the State security".
Pettitte retains Sammy Sosa's lawyer (USA Today)
Andy Pettitte retained a new lawyer for his upcoming appearance before a congressional committee and will be represented by Pittsburgh attorney Jay Reisinger. Reisinger represented Sammy Sosa when he testified before the same committee three years ago.
High Court: Lawyer can phone it in (UPI)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that nothing in its own precedent prevented a lawyer from participating in a plea hearing by speaker phone.
3 Juveniles Arrested In Connection With Attorney Beating (News Channel 5 Cleveland)
Arrests have been made in connection with the New Year's Eve beating of an attorney.
Andy Pettitte Retains Sammy Sosa's Attorney (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte retains Sammy Sosa's attorney for when he is scheduled to appear before Congress on Jan. 16.
Pettitte retains Sosa's lawyer (MLB.com)
Pettitte retains Sosa's lawyer
Pettitte retains Sosa's lawyer for appearance before congressional committee (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW YORK - Andy Pettitte has retained a new lawyer for his upcoming appearance before a congressional committee.
Attorney general: Scam seeks deceased person's Social Security number (The Springfield News-Leader)
Attorney General Jay Nixon says some Missourians who have lost a spouse recently are getting strange phone calls asking for the Social Security number of the deceased loved one. Nixon says the calls are coming mainly to consumers in the Kansas City area, but could soon reach other parts of Missouri. Thieves for years have found ways to victimize grieving families, through robberies or other ...
Tom Cruise's lawyer calls new book "sick stuff" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Tom Cruise on Monday attacked an unauthorized biography of the star, calling it "outrageous, sick stuff," even as publisher St Martin's Press defended the book.
Thaksin ready to return by April and face charges, his lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed prime minister, plans to return to Thailand and is prepared to defend himself in court against corruption-related charges, his lawyer said Monday.
Pettitte retains Sosa's ex-lawyer for hearing (Sports Illustrated)
Andy Pettitte retained a new lawyer for his upcoming appearance before a congressional committee and will be represented by Pittsburgh attorney Jay Reisinger.
'Dykes on Bikes' trademark survives Dublin lawyer's challenge (San Francisco Chronicle)
(01-07) 12:39 PST WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a lawyer's challenge today to a San Francisco motorcycle club's trademark of the name "Dykes on Bikes" for the contingent that leads the annual Gay Pride parade. Michael McDermott, a Dublin...
New Chief Deputy Attorney General Appointed (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper appointed former Metro deputy legal director Lucy Haynes as chief deputy attorney general. Since 1997, she served as associate chief deputy in the Attorney General's office.
University student facing explosives charges wants attorney fired (Miami Herald)
One of two University of South Florida students jailed on explosives charges wants to fire his attorney, court documents filed Monday show.
Tom Cruise's lawyer calls new book "sick stuff" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Tom Cruise on Monday attacked an unauthorized biography of the high-profile Scientologist, calling it "outrageous, sick stuff," even as U.S. publisher St Martin's Press defended the book.
Pettitte retains Sosa's former lawyer for hearing (Sports Illustrated)
Andy Pettitte retained a new lawyer for his upcoming appearance before a congressional committee and will be represented by Pittsburgh attorney Jay Reisinger.
Know how to deal with your bank on a power of attorney (Market Watch)
Be sure to understand the rights that you and your bank have when it comes to durable powers of attorney -- before it’s too late.
Victims' attorney strikes at critics who said brothers taunted tiger (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney for the two brothers who survived a tiger attack on Christmas is accusing zoo officials of "character assassination" in a letter he sent to the San Francisco city attorney.
Victims' attorney strikes back at critics who said brothers taunted tiger (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney for two brothers who survived a tiger attack on Christmas said he planned to sue zoo publicists for "character assassination" after repeated suggestions the young men provoked the incident.
Victims' attorney strikes back at critics who said brothers taunted tiger (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN FRANCISCO, 5:23 p.m. Jan. 7 (AP): An attorney for the two brothers who survived a tiger attack on Christmas accused city and zoo officials who'd suggested the young men provoked the incident of “character assassination,” and said that a lawsuit was in the works.
Indonesia will not drop civil suit against ailing Suharto: attorney (Antara News)
Indonesia will not drop a civil case against ailing former dictator Suharto despite a plea by his allies to do so as he lay seriously ill in hospital, the attorney general said Monday.
Tiger victims' attorney attacks critics who say animal was taunted; mourners pay respects (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
An attorney for the two brothers who survived a tiger attack on Christmas accused city and zoo officials in a letter released Monday of character assassination for suggesting that the young men provoked the animal.
Former city attorney to face jury in malpractice suit (The Fresno Bee)
A jury will decide if the former attorney for the city of Vernon committed legal malpractice and if he should pay $1.12 million in damages, a judge ruled Monday.
Victims' attorney: Zoo knowingly kept tiger in exhibit that 'couldn't hold a housecat' (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney for the two brothers who survived the fatal tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo has accused officials there of knowingly maintaining a tiger grotto that "couldn't hold a housecat" and demands that city officials apologize for waging a "...
Rybak is expected to nominate assistant Hennepin County attorney for city post (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is reaching across the street to Hennepin County for the next city attorney, according to City Hall sources. Rybak is expected to announce today his nomination of Susan Segal, an assistant Hennepin County attorney.
CONSUMER BANKING: Know How To Deal With Your Bank On A Power Of Attorney (Nasdaq)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Dow Jones) -- Be sure to understand the rights that you and your bank have when it comes to durable powers of attorney -- before it's too late. A durable power of attorney is a legal document that designates someone to manage your finances if you become incapacitated.
Ex-beauty queen made poor choices in men, lawyer says (The Arizona Republic)
A former beauty queen accused of kidnapping an ex-boyfriend has made poor choices in men, a lawyer who will be helping represent her said Monday.
Service set for Boulder lawyer (Denver Post)
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday for Boulder lawyer Jim Windholz, who was city attorney for Golden, Sheridan and Lafayette.
Zoo mauling victims' attorney decries 'character assassination' (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney for the two brothers who survived the fatal tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo has accused officials there of knowingly maintaining a tiger grotto that "couldn't hold a house cat" and demands that city officials apologize for waging a "...