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At Trial, Lawyer Says Buffett Gave Approval (New York Times)
The lawyer defending the former chief executive of General Reinsurance against fraud charges pointed the finger Tuesday at the investor Warren E. Buffett.
Former U.S. attorney to head port's internal inquiry (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The Port of Seattle Commission will hire former U.S. Attorney Mike McKay to lead its internal investigation of the port in the wake of the state auditor's report on the port's construction management.
Man suing Bush says lawyer flashed gun. (Austin American-Statesman)
SAN DIEGO — A lawyer for a sports marketer who is suing former Southern Cal running back Reggie Bush said he and his client walked out of a deposition Tuesday after a bodyguard for Bush's attorney opened his jacket to expose a pistol. "He made sure we saw it," said attorney Brian Watkins.
D.A. seeks Cuadra attorney’s disqualification (Times Leader)
WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne County prosecutors say attorney Demetrius Fannick should not be allowed to represent homicide suspect Harlow Cuadra.
Attorney who represented former gov.'s office tapped for top post (Boston Globe)
An attorney who represented former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland's office during an impeachment scandal and federal investigation has been recommended to become the state's next top federal prosecutor, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Mason lawyer replaces Lebanon's prosecutor (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A 35-year-old Mason lawyer is the new Lebanon city prosecutor.
Lawyer to speak about WWII vets (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Local lawyer Bill Youngkin will speak about World War II veterans of the Brazos Valley during College Station's Exploring History lunch lecture series ...
Lawyer to anchor APN project (The Australian)
HIGH-PROFILE corporate lawyer Allens Arthur Robinson is likely to anchor the APN Property Group's 567 Collins Street office development.
Attorney: Dysart 'shocked' by charges (CentralOhio.com)
LANCASTER - The attorney for a Lancaster man charged in the 1989 death of a teen is raising questions about the reliability of a DNA sample that led to his client's arrest.
Attorney general reviewing work on Iraqi judicial system during Mideast trip (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey met Wednesday with the head of Iraq's judicial council during a quick trip to Baghdad to review U.S. efforts to help build the nation's legal system.
5-term Caddo District Attorney Carmouch won't seek re-election (The Houma Courier)
Caddo Parish District Attorney Paul Carmouche has decided not to seek re-election.
At Trial, Lawyer Says Buffett Gave Approval (NYTimes.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The lawyer defending the former chief executive of General Reinsurance against fraud charges pointed the finger Tuesday at the investor Warren E. Buffett.
Attorney General handed former-beauty queen's criminal case (The Arizona Republic)
TUCSON - The Arizona Attorney General's Office has been handed the case of a former Tucson beauty queen accused of torturing her ex-boyfriend for more than eight hours.
5-term Caddo District Attorney Carmouch won't seek re-election (KATC 3 Lafayette)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Caddo Parish District Attorney Paul Carmouche has decided not to seek re-election. Carmouche made his announcement at a crowded press conference Tuesday in the...
Attorney: Broward convention-hotel tax pledge not legal (Miami Herald)
The push for a new headquarters hotel at the Fort Lauderdale convention center suffered a setback with Broward County's top attorney doubting the legality of a key funding source for the $415 million venture.
Port of Seattle hires ex-U.S. Attorney Mike McKay as investigator (The Olympian)
Port of Seattle commissioners have decided to hire former U.S. Attorney Mike McKay to lead an internal investigation.
US attorney general makes first Iraq trip (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iraqis are "firmly committed" to the rule of law as distinct from the rule of might, US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said in Baghdad on Wednesday after holding talks with top Iraqi judges.
DuPage State's Attorney: Resume Executions (CBS 2 Chicago)
Claiming Illinois' death penalty process has been reformed, DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett joined state Representative Dennis Reboletti of Elmhurst in urging Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resume executions.
French rogue trader's lawyer appeals detention: official (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer of French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel filed a high court appeal Wednesday to seek his release from custody while investigators probe multi-billion-euro losses at Societe Generale, a judicial official said.
District attorney lays out case against Boston serial killer in book (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
As a young assistant district attorney, Timothy Burke set out to solve a gruesome murder of a mother and her two young children and wound up uncovering a man he believes killed seven young women over a 15-year period.
Apex court judges pardon senior lawyer for losing temper (Calcutta News)
A noted lawyer arguing a petition on genetically modified food and crops before Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan's bench lost his cool Wednesday but the judges advised him restraint and let him continue.
French rogue trader's lawyer appeals detention: official (TODAYonline)
Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, seen here during an interview with AFP on February 5, 2008. The lawyer of Kerviel filed a high court appeal Wednesday to seek his release from custody while investigators probe multi-billion-euro losses at Societe Generale, a judicial official said.
Town hires attorney in EnCap Golf battle (The Record)
NORTH ARLINGTON – The borough has hired a special attorney in its ongoing legal battle with EnCap Golf Holdings, a confrontation that has escalated into a series of lawsuits over eminent domain and gained the attention of state lawmakers over financing by the developer.
EnCap meets first of two deadlines set by Attorney General (The Record)
EnCap Golf Holdings on Monday wired a payment of nearly $150,000 into an escrow account, meeting the first of two deadlines set by the state Attorney General’s office.
Ansonia ordered to pay lawyer fees in student marijuana case (Boston Globe)
A federal judge has ordered Ansonia's school board to pay nearly $18,000 in fees to a lawyer who successfully overturned the expulsion of a football player arrested on a marijuana charge.
Attorney General: Court Should Deny Camm's Appeal (WRTV Indianapolis)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Supreme Court should deny the appeal of a former state trooper twice convicted of murdering his wife and two children, the attorney general argued.
Turkish court convicts lawyer for judge killing (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters ANKARA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced a lawyer to life in prison for killing a top judge in 2006 in a case which fuelled tensions between the government and the secular ...
Attorney found guilty in tax shelter scheme (Deseret Morning News)
A Utah attorney has been been found guilty by a federal jury of tax fraud charges in a tax shelter scheme that involved hiding more than $20 million in taxes.
Attorney kills himself (Mid-Hudson News)
Town of Newburgh – An attorney took his own life in his Town of Newburgh office Monday evening, Town Police confirmed to MidHudsonNews.com on Wednesday.
French rogue trader's lawyer appeals detention: official (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel's lawyer filed a high court appeal Wednesday to seek his release from French custody, a judicial official said, as he appeared again before judges investigating the case.
French rogue trader's lawyer appeals detention: official (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel's lawyer filed a high court appeal Wednesday to seek his release from French custody, a judicial official said, as he appeared again before judges investigating the case.
Attorney general to speak at Beach crime prevention meeting (The Virginian-Pilot)
VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will be the guest speaker at a town hall meetingandnbsp;Wednesday, being hosted by theandnbsp;Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee. McDonnell is expected toandnbsp;provide an update on items currently before the General Assemb ...
At Trial, Lawyer Says Buffett Gave Approval (NYTimes.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The lawyer defending the former chief executive of General Reinsurance against fraud charges pointed the finger Tuesday at the investor Warren E. Buffett.
NY Attorney General to sue big health insurers (MSNBC)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he will sue Ingenix, its parent UnitedHealth Group and three subsidiaries, saying the insurers are defrauding consumers by manipulating how much doctors and hospitals are reimbursed.
Lawyer: Robber's knife wasn't threat (The Post-Star)
QUEENSBURY — A knife in a bank robber’s hand isn’t necessarily a weapon, according to the lawyer for a Glens Falls man accused of holding up last summer the Key Bank branch on Quaker Road.
Lawyer: Bush attorney's bodyguard flashed gun (Fox Sports)
A lawyer for a sports marketer who is suing football star Reggie Bush said he and his client walked out of a deposition Tuesday after a bodyguard for Bush's attorney opened his jacket to expose a pistol. "He made sure we saw it," said attorney Brian Watkins, who represents sports marketer Lloyd Lake. Watkins said Bush attorney David Cornwell told him the bodyguard had a permit to carry a ...
Naples lawyer guilty of trying to sexually solicit girl over the internet (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
A Palm Beach jury found a Naples lawyer guilty of trying to sexually solicit someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl over the internet.
San Jose city attorney says no Brown Act violation (San Jose Mercury News)
SAN JOSE - San Jose's city attorney said today that two City Council members didn't violate the state's open meeting law, known as the Brown Act, prior to last November's controversial vote on designating a mile-long stretch of Story Road as the "Saigon Business District.
Lawyer: Clemens' testimony not credible (MLB.com)
Lawyer: Clemens' testimony not credible
Al-Hakami Lawyer Lashes Out at Police Response (Arab News)
JEDDAH, 14 February 2008 — The lawyer representing the father of a boy who was executed last year after allegedly confessing to abducting, raping and accidentally killing a younger boy lashed out yesterday at comments made by the local chief of police.
Lawyer: Suspended Wis. fire marshal interviewed on e-mails (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - February 13, 2008 7:35 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The lawyer for suspended state Fire Marshal Carolyn Kelly says Department of Justice officials interviewed her today, and...
At Trial, Lawyer Says Buffett Gave Approval (NYTimes.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The lawyer defending the former chief executive of General Reinsurance against fraud charges pointed the finger Tuesday at the investor Warren E. Buffett.
Purchase lawyer charged with stealing $265,000 in real estate deal (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - A 69-year-old White Plains lawyer was charged today with stealing more than $265,000 from a client. Roger Cohen, who lives on Pinehurst Drive in Purchase, was arrested this morning and arraigned in White Plains City Court on a felony charge of second-degree grand larceny.
Ex-Naples attorney convicted of soliciting child over the internet (Naples Daily News)
A former Naples defense attorney was convicted Wednesday of sexually soliciting someone he thought was a 14-year old girl over the Internet. A Palm Beach County jury deliberated a little more than an hour Wednesday and convicted Steven Mark Siegel, 48, of Hollywood, of a felony solicitation charge.
Judge to force attorney to represent death-row inmate (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 8:17 PM- Third District Court Judge Stephen Roth has decided to force an unwilling attorney to take the case of death-row inmate Ralph Leroy Menzies after no qualified lawyers wanted the job.
Lebrum's lawyer wants charges dropped (KBZK Bozeman)
John Lebrum's lawyer is asking that all charges against his client be dropped because the state has violated his right to a speedy trial.
Attorney found guilty of stealing, spending client's $225,000 (The Express-Times)
ALLENTOWN | An area attorney was convicted Monday of stealing $225,000 from a client who had entrusted him to guard her money. A federal jury convicted John J. Keller of 12 counts of wire fraud, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office.
Gardner teen charged in classmate's death is not bully, his attorney says (The Kansas City Star)
Dustin Howard, the Gardner boy charged in connection with a classmate’s death last week, is no bully, his attorney says.
Defense Lawyer Casts Doubt on Timeline in Broker’s Killing (New York Times)
The real estate broker Linda Stein might have been “alive and well” for at least 45 minutes after the personal assistant who is accused of killing her left her apartment, the assistant’s lawyer says.
Kane Co. assistant state's attorney honored for his work on 'cold cases' (Daily Herald)
A Kane County prosecutor who oversaw the indictments in 22 cold case homicides has been named the county's top assistant state's attorney.