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Nigerian ex-governor faces more graft charges: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Nigeria's anti-graft agency Friday filed 26 additional money laundering charges against James Ibori, a lawyer told AFP.
Judge Blocks UNH Request for Lawyer Pay (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
UnitedHealth will have to wait to find out whether convicted class-action lawyer Bill Lerach will profit from any eventual judgment against it.
Attorney General: No criminal investigation into Bianchi spending (Daily Herald)
The Illinois attorney general's office will not pursue allegations that McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi committed criminal misconduct by charging thousands of dollars in meals, snacks and parade candy to the county, an agency official said Friday.
Federline's attorney requests report on Spears incident (Contra Costa Times)
LOS ANGELES—An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears' home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
Attorney seeks LA police report on Spears (Khaleej Times)
LOS ANGELES - An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the Los Angeles Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears’ home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
Former Vero Beach attorney Hatch jailed; bond set at $3 million (TCPalm.com)
Former Vero Beach attorney Hatch jailed; bond set at $3 million
Defense attorney goes on offense (The Express-Times)
ALLENTOWN | A prominent local attorney filed a response Friday morning to the federal government's claim that his personal legal battle could impede his ability to defend an alleged Bethlehem drug dealer.
Sanford taps state's U.S. attorney to lead SLED (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A former judge and the current U.S. attorney for South Carolina was nominated Friday by Gov. Mark Sanford to lead the State Law Enforcement Division.
U.S. attorney picked as new SLED chief (The Post and Courier)
A former judge and the current U.S. attorney for South Carolina on Friday was nominated by Gov. Mark Sanford to lead the State Law Enforcement Division. Reggie Lloyd, 40, would become the first black to hold the post. His appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.
Lawyer faces forfeiture in wire fraud case (The Post and Courier)
A Charleston lawyer accused of stealing his client's money and running to Canada is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud and faces the forfeiture of a number of possessions, including cars, property and jewelry. Michael T. Jordan was arrested Aug. 3 as he tried to ent...
Attorney in court without a license (The Bismarck Tribune)
An attorney who ran for Oliver County state's attorney in 2006 without a license to practice law had been practicing without one until Thursday after his 2007 license expired.
Attorney to review WSI investigation (The Bismarck Tribune)
A Grand Forks state's attorney will review the Highway Patrol investigation into whether the state workers' compensation agency violated the whistleblower act.
Embattled slots owner gives ex-U.S. attorney a company job (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
HARRISBURG - A former U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has gone to work for Scranton businessman and casino owner Louis A. DeNaples, who is the focus of a grand jury investigation.
Attorney General: No criminal investigation into Bianchi spending (Daily Herald)
The Illinois attorney general's office will not pursue allegations that McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi committed criminal misconduct by charging thousands of dollars in meals, snacks and parade candy to the county, an agency official said Friday.
Island Lake village attorney says he's paid too much (Daily Herald)
It's not often an attorney urges you to spend less money on legal fees. But the village of Island Lake found itself receiving just that advice at its board meeting Thursday night.
Madeleine McCann dumped in lake, claims lawyer (Daily Mirror)
Madeleine McCann was raped, murdered and her body dumped in a reservoir, a Portuguese lawyer has claimed.   
Virginia attorney general intervenes in church dispute (The Washington Examiner)
Virginia's attorney general intervened this week in a roiling property dispute between the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and a group of splinter churches, calling part of the Episcopal legal argument "simply wrong."
Blogging lawyer silenced as judge expands gag order in Liberty City 7 case (Sun-Sentinel)
A prominent South Florida criminal defense lawyer who writes online commentary about federal court cases can no longer opine on the so-called Liberty City 7 terror case because the judge has expanded a sweeping gag order.
Suspended lawyer seeks to practice (The Republican)
A high-profile personal injury lawyer suspended in 2006 for double-talking insurance agencies, according to a disciplinary ruling, is seeking reinstatement.
Suspended lawyer seeks to practice (The Republican)
A high-profile personal injury lawyer suspended in 2006 for double-talking insurance agencies, according to a disciplinary ruling, is seeking reinstatement.
Yayo's lawyer wants dismissal (The Springfield News-Leader)
A lawyer for G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, who is accused of slapping a 14-year-old boy on a Manhattan street, wants the charges dropped after prosecutors revealed Thursday that another man has confessed.
Kevin Federline's attorney requests police report on Britney Spears incident (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the police department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears' home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
Attorney retires from county MRDD board (The Advocate)
NEWARK -- Local attorney Bill Rickrich retired Dec. 31 after 12 years and three terms on the Licking County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
Lawyer claims Madeleine was raped (Herald Sun)
MADELEINE McCann was raped, murdered and her body dumped in a reservoir within 48 hours of her disappearance, a lawyer claims.
Lawyer allowed to withdraw from rape case (NWAnews.com)
A judge on Friday allowed a lawyer to withdraw from the case of a Van Buren man who faces rape and sexual assault charges in Washington and Crawford counties. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
K-Fed's attorney wants report on Brit's arrest (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
Federline's attorney asked for the police report and also requested the names of the officers who responded.
Judge won't drop charges against lawyer accused in Morristown parking dispute (Daily Record)
A lawyer who was accused in September of spewing obscenities and pushing a Morristown Parking Authority worker during a ticket dispute will have to fight the case in municipal court, a Superior Court judge ruled on Friday.
Schuster Attorney Asking For Delay In Sentencing (KFSN-TV Fresno)
The attorney for convicted killer Larissa Schuster is asking for a delay in her sentencing.
Former Blunt attorney denied unemployment benefits (KMOV St. Louis)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An attorney suing Gov. Matt Blunt on allegations he was wrongfully fired was denied unemployment benefits after a determination he had been dismissed for misconduct.
Former Blunt attorney denied unemployment benefits (Columbia Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY — An attorney suing Gov. Matt Blunt on allegations he was wrongfully fired was denied unemployment benefits after it was determined that he had been dismissed for misconduct. ...
Winsted keeps town attorney (Republican-American)
WINSTED --- Town attorney Kevin F. Nelligan has survived a move by some selectmen to replace him.
CAS to hear Landis appeal in March: attorney (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Floyd Landis's appeal of a doping ban that cost him the 2006 Tour de France title is scheduled to be heard by a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel on March 19, the rider's attorney told Reuters on Saturday.
Dallas district attorney's office interviews DART official about fake letter (Dallas Morning News)
Lynn Flint Shaw's status as treasurer of Friends of Tom Leppert, the Dallas mayor's campaign fundraising operation, remains unchanged following a complaint to the Dallas County district attorney's office that Ms. Shaw created fake DA letterhead and forged District Attorney Craig Watkins' signature.
Donald J. White, prominent LI lawyer, 84, dies (Newsday)
Donald J. White, a prominent Long Island lawyer, WWII Coast Guardsman and Garden City village justice, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday at Ormond Beach Memorial Hospital in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Attorney: Using 5th Amendent not admission of guilt (Thomasville Times-Enterprise)
THOMASVILLE — A refusal to answer questions during a criminal or civil deposition by invoking the right against self-incrimination does not necessarily indicate guilt, a Thomasville attorney said Friday.
CAS to hear Landis appeal in March, attorney says (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Floyd Landis' appeal of a doping ban that cost him the 2006 Tour de France title is scheduled to be heard by a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel on March 19, the rider's attorney told Reuters.
Kevin Federline’s attorney requests police report on Britney Spears incident (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears’ home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
Gatlin hires Landis attorney to reverse suspension (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Disgraced American sprinter Justin Gatlin has retained cyclist Floyd Landis's legal team in a bid to reverse a U.S. arbitration panel's decision to ban him for doping, the attorney told Reuters on Saturday.
Local lawyer says immigration bill won't affect the county ordinance (The Beaufort Gazette)
BLUFFTON -- A bill aimed at making South Carolina less attractive to illegal immigrants will not prevent Beaufort County from implementing its own immigration ordinance, according to a local lawyer.
Attorney for Drew Peterson asks for clemency for missing wife (Daily Herald)
The attorney for a former Bolingbrook police officer suspected in his wife's disappearance has asked state officials for clemency if 23-year-old Stacy Peterson returns.
Former Blunt lawyer denied unemployment benefits (Southeast Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A lawyer suing Gov. Matt Blunt on allegations he was wrongfully fired was denied unemployment benefits after a determination he had been dismissed for misconduct. Blunt's...
Power of attorney assigns responsibilities (The News & Observer)
Q: My mother is scheduled to have a major operation, and she informed me that she has given me her durable power of attorney.
Lawyer rejects $190,000 for 2 trials, 3 years (Houston Chronicle)
A veteran Houston lawyer who defeated the government's attempt to secure a death sentence against his client in two smuggling cases has refused to accept a payment that he considers inadequate for his services.
Lawyer rejects $190,000 for 2 trials, 3 years (Houston Chronicle)
A veteran Houston lawyer who defeated the government's attempt to secure a death sentence against his client in two smuggling cases has refused to accept a payment that he considers inadequate for his services.
Another lawyer pleads guilty (The Clarion-Ledger)
Booneville lawyer Joey Langston has pleaded guilty to corruption charges, admitting he tried to influence a Mississippi judge, sometimes with help from wealthy lawyer Dickie Scruggs, already indicted in the case, according to documents filed in federal court.
K-Fed's attorney requests Spears police report (Provo Daily Herald)
LOS ANGELES -- An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears' home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo appointed special prosecutor in Martin Tankleff case (New York Daily News)
Martin Tankleff isn't off the hook yet. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, tapped yesterday to lead a probe into the 1998 murders of Tankleff's parents, said he's not yet ready to drop charges against the son.
Move Flores date up, attorney says (The Des Moines Register)
A defense attorney plans to ask a Polk County judge to move up a hearing to revisit David Flores’ life sentence for murder.
Yayo's Lawyer: Convict Admits Teen Slap (Seattle Times)
A lawyer for G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, who is accused of slapping a 14-year-old boy on a Manhattan street, wants the charges dropped after prosecutors revealed Thursday that another man has confessed.
District attorney backs child rape death penalty (The Daily Iberian)
Should a Louisiana man who is on death row for raping a child have his life spared by the U.S. Supreme Court? If you’re asking the 16th Judicial District Attorney, the answer is absolutely not.