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Second Greystone victim's parent seeks lawyer (The Ocala Star-Banner)
OCALA - A second parent of one of the five young Marion County men who died in the Jan. 26 Jumbolair Aviation Estates crash has hired a lawyer, getting ready for what could become a legal free-for-all of lawsuits. And it is beginning to look as if it will.
Trooper's attorney challenges DNA in Blairsville dentist's murder (Centre Daily Times)
The attorney for a state trooper charged with killing an Indiana County dentist says DNA evidence isn't strong enough to keep the trooper jailed pending trial.
Lawyer says Ed Jew victim of conspiracy (The San Francisco Examiner)
Former Supervisor Ed Jew "appears to have been" the victim of a calculated attack by political enemies who prompted an FBI investigation that ultimately led to the charges of public corruption he is now fighting, his lawyer said in a motion filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
Official search for city manager, attorney to begin (Lee's Summit Journal)
More than six months ago Steve Lewis, former city administrator for the city of Lee's Summit decided to take a job in Norman, Okla. More than a year ago, Bob Handley, Lee's Summit city attorney announced his retirement.
Syracuse lawyer faces one-year suspension (News 10 Now Syracuse)
A Syracuse lawyer who chose not to respond to professional misconduct allegations has been suspended from practicing law for a year.
Sandy Springs lawyer continues to watch city's public access of laws (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A Sandy Springs lawyer says he will continue to watch the city to make certain it meets a deadline to provide the public with easy access to city laws. Bradley Hutchins, the lawyer, said city officials told him that its local laws will be readily available to the public by the end of March. Hutchins said he'll take the city to court if the city doesn't fulfill its promise. Hutchins said public ...
Former lawyer, teacher ID'd as pedestrian killed on I-91 (Boston Globe)
State police identified the woman killed Monday evening when she wandered into traffic on Interstate 91 as a former teacher and lawyer.
Ecuador's Attorney General Seeks Cancellation of Petrobras Contract (Canadian Business)
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Ecuador's attorney general has asked the Energy Ministry to cancel the country's contract with Brazil's state oil company for allegedly violating the agreement terms.
Lawyer’s wife shot dead in QC (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines – A lawyer’s wife was shot dead in front of their house in Quezon City shortly after she brought her husband to the courthouse Wednesday.
Lawyer pleads for fundraiser's release (AP via Yahoo! News)
Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko's lawyer made an emotional plea for his release from a federal lockup Wednesday, saying he is being held in "degrading" conditions where inmates must share underwear.
Lawyer Accuses UK Of Interfering In Lockerbie Bomb Appeal-AFP (Nasdaq)
LONDON (AFP)--A lawyer representing a Libyan man found guilty over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing accused the U.K. government Wednesday of interfering in the case, as his appeal came back to court.
Lawyer pleads for fundraiser's release (The Charlotte Observer)
Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko's lawyer made an emotional plea for his release from a federal lockup Wednesday, saying he is being held in "degrading" conditions where inmates must share underwear. "It's disgusting, judge," chief defense counsel Joseph Duffy told U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve. Rezko, 52, a millionaire developer and formerly a fundraiser for both Sen. Barack ...
Lawyer sentenced to 10 years for bank robbery (The Clarion-Ledger)
Louisiana lawyer Scott Meece was sentenced today in federal court in Jackson to more than than 10 years in prison for robbing a Mississippi bank last year.
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.
Attorney: Harris paid too much for her murder defense (Houston Chronicle)
During opening statements before State District Judge Sharolyn Wood, attorney Dean Blumrosen also told jurors that on the day Harris' fate was decided on Feb. 14, 2003, Parnham spent time calling his own attorneys to draw up a promissory note and security agreement for Harris to sign.
Lawyer: Religious police violated law (UPI)
A Saudi human rights lawyer says religious police who arrested a woman for having coffee with a man in Starbucks violated the law and their own rules.
Judge won't dismiss indictment of Mississippi attorney (Houston Chronicle)
A federal judge today declined to dismiss an indictment in a judicial bribery case against powerful attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs and two others.
Attorney: Harris paid too much for her murder defense (Houston Chronicle)
During opening statements before State District Judge Sharolyn Wood, attorney Dean Blumrosen also told jurors that on the day Harris' fate was decided on Feb. 14, 2003, Parnham spent time calling his own attorneys to draw up a promissory note and security agreement for Harris to sign.
1:38 p.m.: Lawyer Sentenced On Bank Robbery Charges (WAPT Jackson)
A Louisiana lawyer convicted of federal bank robbery charges is sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.
Tina Porter's Attorney Accused Of Mishandling Funds (FOX 4 News Kansas City)
A metro lawyer responded to accusations he took donations from a fund meant to honor two Sam and Lindsey Porter. Tina Porter, the mother of those two children, sent an email in response to a newspaper report accusing her attorney, Kent Desselle, of mishandling funds. In it she said, "I feel that it would be in the best interest of both parties to sever ties so the community can reestablish trust ...
District Attorney Drawn Into Political Battles (WTVC Chattanooga)
As if the battle between Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble and County Commissioners wasn't enough, the district attorney is now brought into the dispute.
Man who slugged attorney accused of hitting fellow inmates (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A northern Kentucky man who made headlines earlier this month when he punched his attorney in court is now accused of hitting fellow inmates. Police say Peter Hafer of Cynthiana assaulted two fellow inmates in the laundry room of the Bourbon County Jail on Tuesday. One of the inmates received a bloody nose and the other a black eye according to police. Police say the 30-year-old Hafer was upset ...
Olsen attorney: Commission has no jurisdiction over case (KVUE-TV Austin)
Fired officer Michael Olsen's attorney tried to stop an appeals hearing claiming the civil service commission has lost jurisdiction over the case. Olsen could be immediately re-instated if the commission agrees.
Choosing a Mayor: City attorney talks through potential scenarios (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
A citywide mayoral race would likely lead to a shake up in the Bartlesville City Council ward structure, the city attorney explained Tuesday.
Attorney general to make $5.4M in spending cuts (BizJournals)
Following the lead of Gov. Ted Strickland, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann on Wednesday said his office will cut spending from its share of the state's general revenue fund by $5.4 million by mid-2009.
Kauai attorney Samuel Blair disbarred (BizJournals)
The Hawaii Supreme Court has disbarred former Kauai attorney Samuel R. Blair.
Time to revise 53—year—old Act, argues lawyer (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE: Is the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA) due for a revision? That was the question thrown up in the High Court on Wednesday as lawyer Jimmy Yim appealed against the twice—renewed detention order imposed on his client Wong Sin Yee, 49. As opposed to statutes like the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA), Prevention of Corruption Act and Computer Misuse Act, the CLTPA ...
Attorney says troopers lied in shooting of 12-year-old boy (phillyburbs.com)
PITTSBURGH - The attorney for the estate of a 12-year-old Fayette County boy shot in the back by state police says officers are never justified in shooting a child who is running away from them.
District Attorney's Race Ends At Primary (KTRE-TV East Texas)
Incumbent District Attorney Stephanie Stephens versus former assistant D-A, Nicole LoStracco. They're both confident women, both Republicans and both determined to become the next D-A. Stephens said, " I'm really proud of the job I've done.
Trooper's Attorney Challenges DNA in Dentist's Murder (WTAJ-TV Altoona)
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a state trooper charged with killing an Indiana County dentist says DNA evidence isn't strong enough to keep the trooper jailed pending trial.
Shame of being outed gay sex offender led ex-lawyer to contact judge (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A disbarred defence lawyer says he didn't give photos of naked men to Saskatchewan judge expecting favours in the future.
Motorcycle group alleges attorney padded travel expenses (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - February 20, 2008 9:04 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A state attorney who served on the board of a national motorcycle group has been investigated by the group for allegedly...
Lawyer loses appeal in abduction case (Mississauga News)
A once-prominent criminal lawyer found guilty of abducting an 8-year-old Mississauga boy and keeping him from his mother for nearly two weeks, has lost his bid to have his conviction overturned.
Details from ex-lawyer's diary aired in court (CBC)
The diary of a former Saskatchewan lawyer and sex offender who's accused of trying to use his friendship with a judge to influence a court case was made public Wednesday.
Judge puzzled over lawyer's request (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A federal judge has given an attorney claiming to be Britney Spears' new lawyer until February 29th to explain why the singer's ongoing conservatorship case should be moved to a...
Upset over reports of affair with Salem, his lawyer attempts suicide (Express India)
Extradited gangster Abu Salem's lawyer Pallavi Ashar allegedly attempted suicide on Tuesday afternoon...
Westmoreland attorney target of insurance suit (The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
North Caroline authorities file lawsuit accusing Westmoreland attorney of selling insurance illegally
Attorney who won battles with Chicago mob dies (Daily Herald)
It may seem an odd compliment, but there is perhaps no better praise for the work Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitchell Mars did than how mobsters referred to him.
Attorney sues Department of Insurance (The Indianapolis Star)
A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed Wednesday claims an Indianapolis attorney was forced out of his job at the Indiana Department of Insurance after he spoke up about work conditions, alleged misuse of money and favoritism toward licensees.
Disgraced lawyer loses appeal against detention (Straits Times)
A DISGRACED lawyer, detained indefinitely without trial under a ministerial order, on Thursday lost his final bid to be freed.
District attorney's office says boards' secret meeting illegal (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
CLINTON - A Jan. 22 meeting held by the Board of Health and Personnel Board "violated both the letter and spirit" of the state Open Meeting Law because, among other things, both the press and the public were barred from attending and notices about the session weren't posted, according to the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Lawyer sues town for fees (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
TEMPLETON - Gardner lawyer Scott Graves filed a lawsuit against the town yesterday for breach of contract, challenging the Board of Selectmen's recent decision not to pay him for consulting services between May and October.
Attorney general to speak at ski event (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
BRIDGTON - Skiers visiting Shawnee Peak today will help fight domestic violence in two Maine counties. Maine Attorney General G. Steven Rowe is scheduled to speak from 9 to 10 a.m. at the resort's main lodge on the issue.
Hatton Lawyer Dismisses Witter Claims (Sporting Life via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Ricky Hatton's lawyer has hit back at Junior Witter's latest attempts to secure a domestic light-welterweight super-fight by dismissing the potential showdown as "a waste of time".
Former Carolina lawyer sentenced in Montana assault case (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - February 21, 2008 6:14 AM ET BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former lawyer who defended himself against felony assault charges stemming from an attack on his ex-girlfriend was...
Attorney General Martha Coakley Opposes Challenge To Buffer Zone Law (Medical News Today)
Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts opposing a recent challenge to the Commonwealth's new buffer zone law. The new law creates a fixed, 35-foot buffer zone in public ways and sidewalks around entrances and driveways to reproductive healthcare facilities.
Baldacci names lawyer from Starks as environmental panel chairman (Bangor Daily News)
Gov. John Baldacci named a lawyer from Starks chairman of the state Board of Environmental Protection on Wednesday. Ernest Hilton, who has served on the BEP for nine years, will serve as interim chairman until the board completes work on several major issues.
Attorney to probe Jayvonna's suspension (The Buffalo News)
David L. Edmunds Jr., a Buffalo attorney with an extensive background in ethics investigations, Wednesday evening was chosen to conduct a Board of Education probe of the lengthy suspension of McKinley High School student Jayvonna Kincannon.
Hatton Lawyer Dismisses Witter (Sporting Life via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Ricky Hatton's lawyer says as things stand there is "no way" his client will fight Junior Witter.
Criminal lawyer named to P.E.I. bench (CBC Prince Edward Island)
Charlottetown criminal lawyer John Mitchell has been named a judge of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.