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Attorney general's office investigating Watertown Housing Authority (Republican-American)
WATERTOWN -- The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations from two local companies that the Watertown Housing Authority's executive director improperly replaced them midway through an apartment renovation project in favor of a more expensive contractor.
Lawyer: I wasn't behind the wheel (The Morning Call)
Bethlehem Township attorney says he was a passenger in car that police say hit man. Bethlehem Township 's lawyer told commissioners and residents Monday he was not driving the car that police say hit a pedestrian earlier this month.
Woman Who Ran Over Cheating Spouse Takes Former Attorney to Trial (FOX 26 Houston)
The famous saga of a woman who killed her cheating husband by mowing him down with her luxury car returns to court Tuesday in a civil case Clara Harris filed against her former defense attorney.
Man accused of attacking teen jogger in Litchfield wants new attorney, venue (Republican-American)
LITCHFIELD -- A man accused of attacking a teenage jogger last summer said Wednesday he is looking for a new attorney, then hinted he may ask to move his trial out of town.
Lawyer who drove off with parking boot loses appeal (The News & Observer)
A Raleigh lawyer was in the wrong when he removed a parking boot from his Toyota Land Cruiser in a private downtown lot and drove off with it, the state Court of Appeals ruled today.
Council president runs for San Diego city attorney (The Fresno Bee)
The president of San Diego's city council has launched a bid to unseat the controversial city attorney.
Former lawyer's got a lot of classes (Miami Herald)
Edna Shalala, 96 retired lawyer Miami Classroom, courtroom: I retired from teaching when I passed the Bar in 1952. I practiced law for 50 years and retired in 2002. Now I spend half the year in Cleveland and the other half with my daughter Donna at the University of Miami.
Liberia: Lawyer Calls for DNA Examination (AllAfrica.com)
The lawyer representing the legal interest of Hans Williams and Mardea Paykue, both suspected to have murdered the 13-year-old girl, Angel Togba, is requesting the Ministry of Justice to perserve the remains of the little girl until further DNA examination is conducted.
Attorney General Coakley moves forward with anti-cyber crime efforts (BizJournals)
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley appointed the director for the state Cybercrime Division's planned computer forensics lab.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (ds: 2008): Reviews (metacritic)
Stars indicate the most critically-acclaimed games. This is the fourth game in the series and the first developed specifically for Nintendo DS and sees a change of direction for the story line with the introduction of new defense attorney Apollo Justice and a host of new characters.
Lawyer drives wife out, forges her signature (The Times of India)
NEW DELHI: An lawyer kept forging the signature of his advocate wife, who among the two was qualified to file cases in the Supreme Court, and pocketed the money due to her despite having driven her out of the house and filing a divorce petition against her.
Judge separates attorney from LA wiretapping case (The Fresno Bee)
A judge has ruled that an entertainment attorney accused of paying private detective Anthony Pellicano to illegally listen in on conversations will stand trial separate from five other defendants in an upcoming wiretapping case.
Judge: Separate Trials For Lawyer, Pellicano In Racketeering Case (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Noted entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen will be tried separately from jailed private eye Anthony Pellicano and four co-defendants named in a federal racketeering indictment, a judge rules.
Lawyer drives wife out, forges her signature (The Times of India)
A lawyer kept forging the signature of his advocate wife and pocketed the money due to her despite having driven her out of the house.
Service club posts Optimists honor police officers, deputy district attorney (The Hillsboro Argus)
The Hillsboro Optimist Club recently honored four Hillsboro police officers and one deputy district attorney.
Shooting was crime of passion, attorney said (Vero Press Journal)
Defense attorney Robert Meadows isn’t denying that Todd Adams fatally shot his wife, Vonda Adams, at point-blank range as she slept in their bedroom on Jan. 17, 2006, the attorney said.
Attorney challenges Wal-Mart expansion in San Diego County (The Fresno Bee)
A San Diego attorney has appealed a planning commission's approval of Wal-Mart's plans to sell groceries at its Vista location.
Trial begins for lawyer accused of asking judge for favours (CNews)
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A trial has begun in Saskatchewan for a former lawyer who is accused of attempting to obstruct justice by approaching a judge for favours.
Israeli lawyer jailed for bilking Holocaust survivors (The Daily Star Lebannon)
A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday sentenced an Israeli lawyer to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of defrauding dozens of Holocaust survivors of German compensation money. The court also fined Yisrael Perry $5.5 million over a string of charges, including stealing the equivalent of about $200 million from survivors of Nazi concentration camps.
Attorney challenges Wal-Mart expansion in San Diego County (San Francisco Chronicle)
A San Diego attorney has appealed a planning commission's approval of Wal-Mart's plans to sell groceries at its Vista location. The company has filed plans to add 30,000 square feet to an existing store in the northern San Diego County city....
(AP) A Superior Court commissioner on Tuesday denied a request by Britney Spears' divorce attorney to issue a gag ... (WIBW-TV Topeka)
Attorney Anne Kiley argued that media coverage was "emotionally and physically" dangerous to Spears. Kiley said the court should prohibit attorneys from discussing the case with the media and not publish dates and times of hearings and dispositions.
Israeli lawyer jailed for stealing millions in German pensions sham (Deutsche Welle)
A Tel Aviv court has sentenced Israeli lawyer, Israel Perry, to 12 years in jail for stealing hundreds of millions of marks under a German-Israeli pensions agreement.
Financier Kozeny calls on his lawyer to release charges (České noviny)
New York/Nassau- Czech-born financier Viktor Kozeny, former president of Harvard Funds, today announced he called on his lawyer Martin Korbar to release all transactions of the funds that are subject of the charges against him.
Kenya: Lawyer Denies Helping Man to Flee From Prison (AllAfrica.com)
A lawyer has denied helping a prisoner to escape from lawful custody.
Israeli lawyer jailed for stealing millions in German pensions sham (Deutsche Welle)
A Tel Aviv court has sentenced Israeli lawyer, Israel Perry, to 12 years in jail for stealing hundreds of millions of marks under a German-Israeli pensions agreement.
City Attorney Fernandez to avoid jail, cash out (Miami Herald)
As expected, a Miami-Dade County judge Tuesday gave final approval to a plea deal between Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez and prosecutors -- a deal that allows Fernandez to avoid jail time or a felony conviction in connection with his misuse of a city expense account.
Jewish lawyer jailed for preying on survivors (Calcutta News)
In Israel, a lawyer has been sentenced to jail for defrauding survivors of the Holocaust.
Former Miami City Attorney Could Get $250,000 Severance (NBC 6 Miami)
Miami's city attorney formally quit his job and admitted misspending his expense accounts, but he may have a final payday at taxpayer expense.
Top Lawyer Comes to Yara’s Defense (Arab News)
JEDDAH — A prominent human rights lawyer said yesterday that the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice committed various violations in the way one of its members arrested a 37-year-old businesswoman in Riyadh.
Disgraced Sask. lawyer's obstruction of justice trial begins (CBC Saskatchewan)
The trial of a former lawyer, accused of attempting to obstruct justice by approaching a judge for favours, began in Prince Albert Tuesday.
Court temporarily blocks abortion probe subpoena issued to Kansas attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOPEKA, Kan. - The state's highest court on Tuesday temporarily blocked a subpoena issued to Kansas' attorney general by a grand jury investigating one of the few U.S. doctors who performs late-term abortions.
Moberly attorney and former KMIZ anchor to represent Rios in retrial (Columbian Missourian)
COLUMBIA — A Moberly attorney who describes himself as a “bulldog” and a “good ol’ country boy lawyer” will defend former Columbia police officer Steven Rios pro bono when Rios is retried sometime in mid-July or August.
Moberly attorney and former KMIZ anchor to represent Rios in retrial (Columbia Missourian)
COLUMBIA — A Moberly attorney who describes himself as a “bulldog” and a “good ol’ country boy lawyer” will defend former Columbia police officer Steven Rios pro bono when Rios ...
Brit's Lawyer Says Her License Case is Stalled (PageSix.com)
Britney Spears' lawyer Michael Flanagan tells PageSix.com that her driving without a California license case cannot move forward as long as she is deemed "mentally incompetent." Flanagan plans to say as much to the judge at tomorrow morning's hearing in Van Nuys, Calif. He tells us he "hasn't been in contact with Britney due to her current medical situation." While he would settle for an ...
Antiques Sideshow: Former Covington Attorney Disbarred in D.C. (Law.com)
The D.C. Court of Appeals last week disbarred a former staff attorney at Covington & Burling who was twice convicted of stealing antiques in Virginia. Faith Ruderfer, a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer, says her "compulsive shoplifting" was prompted by an undiagnosed lack of impulse control. "I have subsequently been diagnosed and am being treated," Ruderfer says.
Attorney seeks 88th District seat (The Patriot-News)
Lowell R. Gates, an attorney who lives in Upper Allen Twp., is a Republican candidate for the 88th Legislative District seat being vacated by the retirement of state Rep. Jerry Nailor, R-Mechanicsburg.
Lawyer indicted on fraud charges (The Herald-Sun)
Indictments for embezzlement and other types of fraud were returned by the Durham County grand jury this week against lawyer Dennis Alan Whitling, who just resigned from the Orange County school board amid allegations that he stole money from a Hillandale Road law firm.
Walsh Lawyer: Protect My Client (Northwest Indiana Times)
By DAVE GOLDBERG | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | No comments posted. NEW YORK - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Rivera's attorney wants to delay trial (The Record)
Passaic Mayor Sammy Rivera is asking a federal judge to delay his corruption trial for several months to give his attorney more time to review evidence and prepare his defense.
Activist who spoke out against Olympics stands trial -- lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A former factory worker who said human rights were more important than the Olympics has been put on trial in China for subversion, his lawyer said Wednesday.
State Farm lawyer hits the wrong button (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
A slip-up by a lawyer for the nation's largest insurance company may have ended a brief truce in its bitter dispute with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.
Ousted Miami city attorney's payout is soaring (Miami Herald)
As a Miami-Dade county court judge gave final approval Tuesday to a plea deal removing Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez from office, city leaders braced for the next bombshell: They may well owe their departing attorney a growing six-figure severance.
Syracuse lawyer faces 1-year suspension (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - February 20, 2008 3:15 AM ET SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A Syracuse lawyer who chose not to respond to professional misconduct allegations has been suspended from practicing law...
Four join state's attorney list (Baltimore Sun)
Judges to choose from 7 for McCrone replacement Four more candidates have submitted their names to be Howard County's next state's attorney:
AMA investigating Helena attorney (Helena Independent Record)
A Helena attorney who has been a longtime director of a national motorcycle group has been investigated by the group for allegedly inflating travel expenses by what could be “well into six figures,” Cycle News has reported.
Gunmen slay lawyer's wife in QC (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Two unidentified assailants shot dead a lawyer’s wife Wednesday morning in Barangay Central, Quezon City. Margie Castro, 45, years old died, before reaching the East Avenue Medical Center.
Oklahoma attorney general asks federal judge to halt spreading of Arkansas poultry litter (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TULSA, Okla. - More than a dozen Arkansas-based poultry companies have violated state and federal laws limiting the disposal of animal waste in the Illinois River watershed, argues Oklahoma's attorney general.
Officer's Attorney Seeks Dismissal Of Charges (Hartford Courant)
The defense attorney for a suspended Hartford police officer asked a Superior Court judge Tuesday to dismiss the charges against his client because the prosecutors in the case had improperly shared secret information from the grand jury with other lawyers.
Zimmer, Ashcroft deal challenged :Former attorney general gets federal contract to monitor Warsaw firm. (South Bend Tribune)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie has been asked to testify before members of Congress about a multimillion-dollar contract his office awarded to former Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Lawyer sued for money owed by bankrupt client wins case (Straits Times)
LAWYER Liaw Jin Poh's client had lost a case and was ordered to pay the winning party $10,000 in damages and legal costs.