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Lane's high-profile lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The lawyer representing news anchor Alycia Lane in her battle with CBS3 has long experience handling high-profile cases where professional reputations and plenty of money are at stake.
Victims' attorney lashes out at zoo (Madera Tribune)
SAN FRANCISCO - An attorney for the two brothers who survived a tiger attack on Christmas accused city and zoo officials who suggested the young men provoked the incident of "character assassination," and said that a lawsuit was in the works.
PETTITTE HIRES SOSA'S LAWYER (New York Post)
Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte has retained a new lawyer for his upcoming appearance before a congressional committee and will be represented by Pittsburgh attorney Jay Reisinger. Pettitte and former Yankees teammates Roger Clemens and Chuck...
Former assistant district attorney to run for top post (Fond du Lac Reporter)
JUNEAU A former assistant district attorney for Dodge County has his eye on the countys top prosecutor post.
Haneef lawyer tells AFP to hurry up (Perth Now)
THE lawyer for terror suspect Mohamed Haneef has called on the Australian Federal Police to "get their act together" so his client can return to Australia.
Lawyer claims zoo knew about low wall (Contra Costa Times)
Five years before the Christmas Day tiger attack, San Francisco Zoo workers measured the tiger wall and proclaimed it so low that it "couldn't hold a house cat," the lawyer representing two mauled San Jose brothers charged in a letter released Monday.
Local attorney to seek commissioner seat (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
CHEYENNE - Local attorney Gay Woodhouse said now that she has made up her mind, she doesn't want to delay. On Monday she announced her candidacy for a seat on the Laramie County Commission. Woodhouse will run as a Republican.
Attorney General Warns of E-mail Scam (Fox 5927 Champaign)
The Attorney General's office wants to warn you about the latest e-mail scam, which claims to be from a member of the US Marine Corps. Story Provided By ABC Newschannel 15
Police Arrest Two More Teens In Connection to Beaten Attorney Case (19 Action News Cleveland)
Cleveland, OH - Police have arrested two more teens in the vicious attack on a Shaker Heights attorney making a total of five teens charged. The juveniles will be arraigned at 11:30 a-m Tuesday morning.
3 More Arrests Made In Connection With Attorney Attack (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
Three additional teens have been arrested in connection with the New Year's Eve beating of Attorney Kevin McDermott.
Delayed payout to federal nurses could be 'enormous': lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Canadian taxpayers are facing a huge, unexpected bill for as much as $200 million in back pay owed to hundreds of nurses employed by the federal government, the nurses' lawyer estimates.
Lawyer says Pakistan to press Swiss case against Zardari (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Pakistan will pursue the widower of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto for 60 million Swiss francs ($54 million) it says the couple hid illegally in Switzerland, its lawyer said on Tuesday.
Local Lawyer Charged With Running Over Girlfriend (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A lawyer is charged with fatally running over his girlfriend.
Attorney: Suspect in 'demon' beating was insane (The Palm Beach Post)
The attorney representing Oswald Varemond, 44, said he likely suffered from temporary insanity last week when he allegedly attacked his girlfriend in an effort to release the demons from her brain.
Tiger Victims' Attorney Rips City, Zoo (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
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.
McNamee's lawyer: 'This is war' (Fox Sports)
It's not totally clear what Roger Clemens thought playing his taped 17-minute phone conversation with former trainer Brian McNamee would accomplish. But one thing it has done is arouse the ire of McNamee's lawyer.
Lawyer seeks HC's help to trace daughter (Hindustan Times via Yahoo! India News)
A lawyer whose daughter was allegedly been abducted on December 7 approached the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking a direction to the police to trace her.
Bomb Suspect’s Attorney Wants To Be Removed From The Case (Live 5 News Charleston)
The attorney for a bomb suspect arrested in Goose Creek says he wants off the case.
Attorney Enters Plea on Child Porn Charge (ABC Alaska News)
An Anchorage attorney and political activist has pleaded no contest to one charge of child pornography. Fifty-one-year-old Kevin Morford entered the plea Monday. Four other counts were dismissed. Morford was arraigned in August on five felony counts of possessing child porn.
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.
Heftier fraud charge a pressure tactic: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A St. John's lawyer says police have upgraded a theft charge against his client to pressure her to withdraw a controversial sexual assault complaint.
Heftier fraud charge a pressure tactic: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A St. John's lawyer says police have upgraded a theft charge against his client to force her to withdraw a controversial sexual assault complaint.
Ousted boxing commissioner sues NJ attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
New Jersey's former boxing commissioner is suing state Attorney General Anne Milgram, claiming she ousted him for exposing errors by a subordinate.
Winsted keeps town attorney (Republican-American)
WINSTED --- Town attorney Kevin F. Nelligan has survived a move by some selectmen to replace him.
Attorney Says Ashland Man's Mental Illness Hindered Case (KETV 7 Omaha)
Attorney James Martin Davis says Stanley Bjorkman was hallucinating when he was first arrested and thought police were drug dealers who were holding him hostage.
Lawyer Says Contempt Order Should Be Tossed (KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville)
A lawyer in the case against University of Arkansas officials involving an e-mail sent to a former Razorback said a trial judge's contempt order against him should be thrown out because the judge was biased and his order "ambiguous."
Lawyer: Zoo smears brothers hurt by tiger (UPI)
A lawyer for two brothers mauled at the San Francisco Zoo in a tiger attack that killed their friend accuses zoo officials of "character assassination."
Ousted boxing commissioner sues New Jersey attorney general (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey's former boxing commissioner is suing state Attorney General Anne Milgram, claiming she ousted him for exposing errors by a subordinate.
McNamee lawyer asks Congress to demand recording of trainer and investigators (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW YORK - A lawyer for Brian McNamee called on Congress to demand and make public the recording of a December interview between his client and two private investigators hired by Roger Clemens' lawyers.
McNamee's lawyer wants entire Clemens recording made public (USA Today)
A lawyer for Brian McNamee called on Congress to demand and make public the recording of a December interview between his client and two private investigators hired by Roger Clemens' attorneys. The lawsuit filed Sunday by Clemens against his former trainer contains what appears to be an excerpt of the interview, which took place Dec. 12. That was one day before the release of the Mitchell ...
Weaver's attorney argues for access to misconduct report (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Gordon Weaver's defense attorney argues for access to report about misconduct in Ramsey County attorney's office.
Yellowstone County Attorney Watching Supreme Court (KULR-8 Billings)
Yellowstone County Attorney Dennis Paxinos says he is aware of the discussions about lethal injection by the U.S. Supreme Court.
McNamee's lawyer calls on Congress (MLB.com)
McNamee's lawyer calls on Congress
Scruggs' Attorney Withdraws From Defense Team (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
There are new developments in the judicial bribery case against Dickie Scruggs. The attorney representing Scruggs has withdrawn from his defense team. Joey Langston was the attorney of record in Scruggs' defense.
Attorney General announces 2008 agenda (Fox 43 Hampton Roads)
Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced his legislative agenda for 2008 Tuesday morning in Richmond. He told MyFox Hampton Roads his agenda is going to be more modest this year because it's going to be a tough budget year in 2008.
District Attorney Not Seeking Death Penalty For Cua (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The district attorney's office announces that it will not seek the death penalty for a man suspected of killing a Millbrae couple in 2006.
Lawyer asks Congress to get McNamee tape (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Brian McNamee called on Congress to demand and make public the recording of a December interview between his client and two private investigators hired by Roger Clemens' attorneys.
Lawyer dismisses Bali deadline (The Jakarta Post)
Lawyer for convicted Bali bombers Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Ali Gufron rejected the assumption that their executions would have to be carried out before another month passes.
Sebelius narrows list of candidates to replace attorney general (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has narrowed the list of those under consideration to be attorney general, her office reported Tuesday.
Defense attorney, police spar over cause of boy's seizure (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
TOWN OF CHENANGO -- The parents of a 4-year-old Town of Chenango boy, who was allegedly found with cocaine in his system after a seizure, claim a positive urine test was compromised by the hospital and subsequent tests were negative for the drug, according to their attorney.
Lawyer ask Congress to get McNamee tape (The Pantagraph)
NEW YORK -- A lawyer for Brian McNamee called on Congress to demand and make public the recording of a December interview between his client and two private investigators hired by Roger Clemens’ attorneys.
Detective: Stepchildren plotted Rolando lawyer's slaying for days (San Diego Union-Tribune)
8:58 p.m. Jan. 8 (UNION-TRIBUNE): Three days before a veteran defense lawyer was fatally shot in his Rolando home, his stepchildren began plotting his death and divvying up prospective inheritance money, a detective testified Tuesday.
Suspect wants to dismiss attorney (The Post and Courier)
A Florida magistrate today is expected to consider whether one of the two Egyptian college students arrested with bomb-making materials near Goose Creek can dump his attorney. Ahmed Mohamed wants to release his high-profile Florida lawyer, John Fitzgibbons, as his defense counsel, court do...
Conner's lawyer asks court to reinstate lawsuit against Patton (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A lawyer for a woman who had an affair with former Gov. Paul Patton has asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to reverse a dismissal of her lawsuit against Patton. Tina Conner, whose allegations against Patton effectively ended his political career, first sued him in September 2002, alleging sexual harassment, outrage and violations of Kentucky's Civil Rights Act. Part of the lawsuit was dismissed ...
Shock led mom to lie, lawyer says (Detroit News)
Accused killer Carol A. Poole sobbed Tuesday as her lawyer admitted she made mistakes and lied to police, but argued her 2-year-old foster daughter's death was a tragic accident, not the result of lethal abuse.
Ex-Jersey boxing chief sues attorney general over firing (The Star-Ledger)
Former state Athletic Control Board Commissioner Larry Hazzard Sr., who oversaw New Jersey boxing for 22 years, has responded to Attorney General Anne Milgram's decision to fire him last November by filing a federal lawsuit.
Lawyer of Nickelback lead singer wants judge to dismiss drunk driving case (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for the lead singer of rock band Nickelback wants a judge to dismiss a 2006 drunk driving charge against his client.
Independent group backs Suffredin for Cook Co. state's attorney (Daily Herald)
Keeping up a roll of endorsements, Cook County state's attorney candidate Larry Suffredin on Tuesday secured the backing of the Independent Voters of Illinois -- Independent Precinct Organization.
Attorney general's proposals (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Attorney General Bob McDonnell wants to make spectators at dogfighting and cockfighting events guilty of criminal offenses.
S.F. district attorney to focus on parolees, illegal guns (San Francisco Chronicle)
Kamala Harris was sworn in Tuesday for a second term as San Francisco district attorney, promising to do more to get illegal guns off the street and to establish a re-entry center in the city for inmates paroled from state prison. Harris, San Francisco's...