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City attorney wins access to mauling victims' property (The San Francisco Examiner)
In anticipation of a lawsuit over the fatal tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, the City Attorney's Office obtained a temporary court order Tuesday to secure the cell phone records and car of the two brothers mauled in the attack.
Attorney pleads no contest (Anchorage Daily News)
An Anchorage attorney and political activist has pleaded no contest to one charge of child pornography.
Attorney to give talk on federal Indian law (Billings Gazette)
CODY - In the presentation "The Dark Side of Federal Indian Law," Walter Echo-Hawk Jr., a staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, will discuss his work at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center's John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery.
S.J. city attorney's son accused of fighting cops (San Jose Mercury News)
The son of the San Jose city attorney may face county jail time on allegations he battled police officers trying to bust him on suspicion he committed a strong-arm robbery.
Plymouth attorney plan draws opposition :Council discusses proposal to make post full time. (South Bend Tribune)
PLYMOUTH -- Plans to change the city attorney's job from part time to full time under the new Senter administration drew questions during the Plymouth Common Council meeting Monday night.
McNamee's lawyer calls on Congress to demand December recording of trainer and investigators (Covers.com)
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. The lawsuit filed Sunday by Clemens against...
Pickton to launch appeal, lawyer says (Canada.com)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for convicted serial killer Robert (Willie) Pickton said Tuesday he planned to file an appeal in the case either late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
UK lawyer says Spain complicit in Guantanamo abuse (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Spanish authorities were complicit in the secret U.S. transfer of two British residents to Guantanamo Bay and took part in their interrogation there, a lawyer for the two men said on Wednesday.
Still no lawyer lined up for Cambridge Bay murder suspect (CBC North)
The Nunavut man accused of murder in a Cambridge Bay triple-slaying that took place a year ago appeared before an Iqaluit court Tuesday, still hoping to have a Toronto lawyer represent him.
Kentucky Attorney General names three to staff (BizJournals)
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has appointed three key members of his senior-level staff.
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.
Attorney General announces 2008 agenda (WAVY 10)
Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced his legislative agenda for 2008 Tuesday morning in Richmond. He told WAVY.com his agenda is going to be more modest this year because it's going to be a tough budget year in 2008.
New e-mails fuel furor over Harris County district attorney (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON -- Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal was facing intense pressure Wednesday to resign following the release of sexually and racially charged messages he sent and...
Attorney questions man who waited years to point finger in murder case (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - January 9, 2008 1:45 PM ET ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) - A defense attorney is trying to undermine the credibility of a man who broke a 9-year silence in the Mark Jensen case.
New e-mails fuel furor over Harris County district attorney (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - January 9, 2008 1:45 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal is facing intense pressure to resign today.
New e-mails fuel furor over Harris County district attorney (KTRE-TV East Texas)
HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal is facing intense pressure to resign today. That's after the release of sexually and racially charged messages he sent and received, using his county e-mail account.
Pellicano To Serve As Own Lawyer In Wiretaps Trial (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A federal judge has reluctantly allowed Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano to take over as his own lawyer in his upcoming trial on charges of illegally wiretapping celebrities.   
Attorney clarifies Whitlock’s status (Paris Beacon)
Attorney Richard Kling has advised an error occurred in the article regarding Herbert Whitlock’s release from prison. Tuesday’s story stated the murder conviction remains on Whitlock’s record.
TV Satellite Feed - Attorney General Corbett Urges Consumers to Shop Wisely for Gym & Health Club Memberships (Centre Daily Times)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged consumers to shop wisely for gym and health club memberships, and to fully understand their rights concerning club membership contracts.
Hollywood Private Eye Pellicano to Serve as Own Lawyer (Fox News)
A federal judge on Wednesday reluctantly allowed Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano to take over as his own lawyer in his trial on charges of illegally wiretapping celebrities.
Rocket, lawyer launch attack (Boston Herald)
For at least one moment, Roger Clemens was in no mood to listen to his lawyer. However, judging by the pitcher's hour-long press conference yesterday, those instances...
Judge threatens ascot-wearing lawyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
MILWAUKEE — A judge is asking a lawyer to tie one on. Circuit Judge William Sosnay held up court for about three hours Tuesday after a prosecutor showed up wearing a red ascot to court despite a rule requiring lawyers to wear neckties.
New e-mails fuel furor over Harris County district attorney (11 News Houston via Yahoo! News)
Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal is facing intense pressure to resign Wednesday. That's after the release of sexually and racially charged messages he sent and received, using his county e-mail account.
Burbank lawyer, 3 former state auditors indicted in cash-for-referrals scheme (Chicago Tribune)
A Burbank lawyer and three former auditors for the Illinois Department of Revenue were indicted in connection with a cash-for-referrals scheme, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday.
PI as lawyer in Hollywood wiretaps trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal judge on Wednesday reluctantly allowed Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano to take over as his own lawyer in his trial on charges of illegally wiretapping celebrities.
Padilla was minor player, lawyer tells judge (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Even if former U.S. "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla was part of a global jihadist conspiracy, he was at most a bit player and should be treated accordingly, his lawyer said at his sentencing hearing on Wednesday.
Judge orders attorney to offer testimony in Katrina case (NBC 15 Mobile)
Attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs wore "two hats" as the employer and lawyer for two key witnesses in a Hurricane Katrina insurance case and can be questioned under oath by an...
Lawyer: Actor Steven Seagal, former business associate settle (USA Today)
Actor Steven Seagal and his former business partner have agreed to settle a long-running legal battle, a lawyer and a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The dispute between Seagal and movie producer Julius R. Nasso included allegations of contract breach and Mafia extortion. Seagal and Nasso had worked together for years, forming Seagal/Nasso Productions and producing movies including Marked for ...
Patels attorney withdraws from case (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
APPLETON The attorney for a man charged with inducing his girlfriends abortion by sneaking a drug into her drink has withdrawn from the case.
Mo. Governor Sued by Fired Attorney (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
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Mo. governor sued by fired attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former attorney for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt sued the governor Wednesday, claiming he was fired and defamed in retaliation for challenging the administration's policy of deleting office e-mails.
Alleged hotel conman cannot remember events - lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A man charged after a Canadian family's passports, money and other property were stolen from an Auckland hotelroom doesn't remember anything about it, his lawyer said today.
Mo. governor sued by fired attorney (The Charlotte Observer)
A former attorney for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt sued the governor Wednesday, claiming he was fired and defamed in retaliation for challenging the administration's policy of deleting office e-mails. Scott Eckersley's lawsuit alleges that Blunt's top aides ordered staff in August 2007 to delete e-mails and destroy backup computer files to avoid having to provide information to the media and public ...
Fired Staff Attorney Sues Blunt (KMBC-TV Kansas City)
Gov. Matt Blunt was sued Wednesday by a former staff attorney who claims he was fired and defamed in retaliation for pointing out that Blunt's administration was destroying e-mails in violation of Missouri's open-records law.
Attorney General Seeks To Join Public Records Lawsuit (KOAT Albuquerque)
The state attorney general's office says it wants to jump into a court battle over whether a report on possible leaks at a Sandia National Laboratories mixed waste dump is public record.
DeNaples hires ex-U.S. attorney (The Patriot-News)
Former U.S. Attorney Thomas Marino has found a new job working for Louis DeNaples, Scranton-area businessman and casino owner. In his new role, Marino acts as in-house counsel for DeNaples' many businesses -- but not DeNaples' casino.
Judge Reluctantly Agrees Private Eye Can Be His Own Lawyer in Hollywood Wiretaps Trial (Law.com)
A federal judge on Wednesday reluctantly allowed Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano to take over as his own lawyer in his trial on charges of illegally wiretapping celebrities. "It is such a bad idea that if the United States Supreme Court did not require me to allow defendants to represent themselves, I would not do it," U.S. District Court Judge Dale S. Fischer warned Pellicano. Pellicano ...
Judge Wants Texas District Attorney to Resign Over E-Mails (Law.com)
As an e-mail flap involving Harris County, Texas, District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal heated up, Judge Ed Emmett said Wednesday that local officials have asked the Texas Office of the Attorney General to investigate Rosenthal to see if his actions may be grounds for removal from office. The e-mails at issue include romantic e-mails between Rosenthal and his executive assistant -- sent from his ...
Gilbert's lawyer, Nevada dispute test results (Sports Illustrated)
The director of Nevada's boxing regulatory agency said tests on a second -- or "B" -- urine sample confirmed the presence of banned substances in middleweight boxer Joey Gilbert, a conclusion strongly disputed by Gilbert's lawyer.
Gilbert's lawyer, Nevada dispute test results (Sports Illustrated)
The director of Nevada's boxing regulatory agency said tests on a second -- or "B" -- urine sample confirmed the presence of banned substances in middleweight boxer Joey Gilbert, a conclusion strongly disputed by Gilbert's lawyer.
McNamee lawyer seeks assistance from Congress (Philadelphia Daily 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.
Judge Wants Texas District Attorney to Resign Over E-Mails (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
As an e-mail flap involving Harris County, Texas, District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal heated up, Judge Ed Emmett said Wednesday that local officials have asked the Texas Office of the Attorney General to investigate Rosenthal to see if his actions may be grounds for removal from office.
Outgoing U.S. Attorney Greg White reflects on law enforcement career (The Plain Dealer)
Whether he was prosecuting a former Cleveland mayor's best friend for taking bribes or spearheading an investigation that led to a political scandal with statewide implications, Greg White's five-year tenure heading the U.S. attorney's office had no shortage of high-profile cases.
Attorney General Marc Dann starts 269 probes in first year -- Plain Dealing (The Plain Dealer)
Attorney General Marc Dann has had a busy first year in office. His office's Consumer Protection Section launched 269 investigations in 2007 -- about 100 more than in Jim Petro's final year in the job.
Church out of cash to pay abuse victims: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
More than three dozen Newfoundland and Labrador men who had been sexually abused by a priest will likely not be fully compensated, their lawyer says.
Obituary North: Richard Ward Givan / Butler attorney found his life's calling as first custody mediator in the county (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
One of the defining moments of attorney Richard Ward Givan's life came following a contentious courtroom battle. ...
Attorney withdraws in forced miscarriage case (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - January 10, 2008 8:15 AM ET APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - An attorney for the man accused of trying to induce his girlfriend's miscarriage has withdrawn from the case in Outagamie...
Attorney Allegedly Tries to Bring Loaded Gun Into Courthouse (Fox 5927 Champaign)
A local attorney spends the night in jail after trying to bring a gun into the courthouse. Story Provided By ABC Newschannel 15
Springfield trades council backs Koster for attorney general (The Springfield News-Leader)
The Springfield Building and Construction Trades Council has endorsed State Senator Chris Koster for Missouri attorney general, according to a Web site today. Koster received a unanimous vote by the Springfield delegates, according to archcitychronicle.com. His 10 years experience in the Cass County Prosecutor's office and his commitment to championing Missouri's working families were cited as ...
Remy Ma's Court Date Postponed, Lawyer Calls Out Sick (SOHH)
Remy Ma's hearing in Manhattan Criminal court was put off this morning until Jan. 17 because the rapper's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, called in sick. Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.