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$21,000 Award Upheld Against Attorney Who Faxed Unsolicited Ads (Law.com)
A $21,000 award against a lawyer who "knowingly" violated a prohibition against faxing unsolicited ads has been upheld by a divided New York appeals panel. In a 3-2 unsigned opinion, the Appellate Division, 1st Department, said the attorney's argument that the faxed "attorney malpractice reports" were "purely informational ... defies common-sense."
Lawyer challenges witness statements (The Trenton Times)
A lawyer defending Dewan "Gully Boy" Dennis, the alleged leader of the Bounty Hunter Bloods who is on trial for murder, tried to shake a key state witness from his story yesterday.
Attorney asks for probe of girl's death (Galveston County Daily News)
HITCHCOCK — The death of a 13-year-old basketball player earlier this month might have been prevented if her school had medical equipment in place and called for an ambulance sooner, a letter from the family’s attorney to the Hitchcock board of trustees and superintendent says.
Attorney: Accused priest 'shocked' by diocese settlement (The Gazette)
The attorney for Bishop Lawrence Soens said Friday that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport abandoned the former Iowa City Regina principal and retired Sioux City bishop to save itself in its bankruptcy case."To protect their own interest and#8212; to throw my guy out and#8212; is, I think, shocking and irresponsible," Timothy Bottaro of Sioux City told The Gazette.Soens is accused of many ...
State's attorney candidates collect more endorsements (Northwest Indiana Times)
BY TERESA SEWELL Medill News Service | Saturday, February 02, 2008 | No comments posted. Larry Suffredin and Robert Milan each picked up additional endorsements in the race for Cook County state's attorney this week.
Attorney, judge come to agreement over Maxim magazine in court (Salisbury Post)
Todd Paris, the Salisbury attorney reprimanded for reading a men's magazine in open court, has reached a settlement with the judge who held him in criminal contempt.
Deltona attorney opening draws 17 (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
DELTONA -- Employment postings for the open city attorney position have drawn 17 applications, including one from the controversial interim city attorney, as well as a proposal to contract with an outside firm.
Lawyer is held in contempt for reading racy magazine (The News & Observer)
A Rowan County lawyer is held in contempt for reading in court a men's magazine known for its scantily clad women.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from former employer (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A Butler County lawyer has pleaded guilty to a charge that he stole from the West Chester law firm that employed him.
Mack murder case lifts veil on attorney-client privilege (Nevada Appeal)
To a lawyer, it's sacrosanct: Thou shalt not reveal secrets told by a client under the protection of attorney-client privilege no matter how damning.
Police in Pakistan prevent high-profile lawyer from traveling to Benazir Bhutto's grave (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Police prevented a top Pakistani lawyer from flying Saturday to Sindh province where he planned to visit the grave of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto after local authorities banned him from the area, officials said.
City attorney is sorry about slur (Laredo Morning Times)
FARMERS BRANCH - A city attorney who likened counting Hispanic voters to guessing the number of "beans in a jar" has apologized for the analogy that some Hispanics deemed offensive.Hispanics noted that "beaner" is a derogatory term for people of Mexican descent.
Pakistan again detains top anti-Musharraf lawyer (Islamic Republic News Agency)
akistan - Lawyers Authorities in Pakistan on Saturday put under house arrest a senior anti-government lawyer few hours after he was released, officials said.
Supreme Court to review attorney’s motion (NWAnews.com)
The Arkansas Supreme Court will not recuse from hearing a motion filed by Fort Smith attorney Oscar Stilley, who claimed the justices could not be impartial. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Pakistan detains lawyer opposed to Musharrraf (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Pakistani authorities on Saturday detained a prominent opposition lawyer who spearheaded a campaign against President Pervez Musharraf a day after he was released from three months in detention.
Eustis commission picks new attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
City commissioners on Thursday selected Derek Schroth to be the city's new attorney.
Attorney: Accused priest 'shocked' by diocese settlement (The Gazette)
The attorney for Bishop Lawrence Soens said Friday that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport abandoned the former Iowa City Regina principal and retired Sioux City bishop to save itself in its bankruptcy case."To protect their own interest and#8212; to throw my guy out and#8212; is, I think, shocking and irresponsible," Timothy Bottaro of Sioux City told The Gazette.Soens is accused of many ...
Kinnelon lawyer gets three years for conspiracy (Daily Record)
A 71-year-old Kinnelon lawyer was sentenced on Friday to three years in state prison after admitting that he paid "runners" to recruit people to falsely claim that they were injured in auto accidents.
Pakistan detains lawyer opposed to Musharrraf (Deepika)
LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) Pakistani authorities today detained a prominent opposition lawyer who spearheaded a campaign against President Pervez Musharraf a day after he was released from three months in detention.
State's attorney bid up for grabs in poll (Chicago Tribune)
6 Democrats ramp up attacks to sway voters Just days before Tuesday's primary, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows a wide-open race for the Democratic nomination for Cook County state's attorney with none of the six contenders in the increasingly bitter battle able to claim support from more than a fraction of voters.
U.S. Attorney to Announce Arrest of "high-profile Hamilton County law enforcement official" (WTVC Chattanooga)
United States Attorney James R. Dedrick and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge, Richard Lambert, will hold a press conference, today, Saturday, February 2, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., to announce the arrest of a high-profile Hamilton County law enforcement official.
Mack murder case lifts veil on attorney-client privilege (Nevada Appeal)
To a lawyer, it's sacrosanct: Thou shalt not reveal secrets told by a client under the protection of attorney-client privilege no matter how damning.
Lawyer: Tentative $30m deal in nightclub fire case (Boston Globe)
A TV station and a cameraman accused of getting in the way of people fleeing the nightclub fire that killed 100 people have reached a tentative $30 million settlement with survivors and victims' relatives, a lawyer involved in the deal said Saturday.
NEW: Attorney General ruling on liquor law requested (St. Charles Journal)
St. Charles City Councilman Richard Veit, Ward 2, and R.T. Weiler's owner Marc Rousseau sought the state attorney general's opinion on whether or not state regulations prohibiting "indecent, profane or obscene language" violate free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Lawyer: Killer taped joking about slain wife, talking book deal (22 WSBT South Bend)
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A man who killed and dismembered his wife was recorded during jail visits with his sister discussing how to craft a book deal that would avoid turning over the profits to his dead wife's estate, a lawyer said.
Winkler lawyer plants idea of evidence contamination (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A defense lawyer in the trial of a man charged with killing his wife grilled a former Horry County Police Department investigator Friday about potential evidence contamination because several people walked around the scene of the fatal shooting.
Extinguisher company gets hosed by attorney general (Meramec Journal)
A Farmington fire extinguisher salesman must comply with laws covering his business and pay $3,696 in restitution in a settlement reached with Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon.
Extinguisher company gets hosed by attorney general (Jefferson County Journal)
A Farmington fire extinguisher salesman must comply with laws covering his business and pay $3,696 in restitution in a settlement reached with Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon.
Jailhouse 'lawyer' gets rare nod from U.S. Supreme Court (The Daily Comet)
COLUMBIA, S.C. While other prisoners are lifting weights or playing basketball, "jailhouse lawyer" Michael Ray is working 40 hours a week, his head buried in legal texts and journals as he helps fellow inmates file appeals.
Jailhouse 'lawyer' gets rare nod from U.S. Supreme Court (WIS News 10 Columbia)
While other prisoners are lifting weights or playing basketball, "jailhouse lawyer" Michael Ray is working 40 hours a week. He has his head buried in legal texts and journals as he helps fellow inmates file appeals.
Attorney says the Davenport diocese abandoned retired Bishop Soens to save itself (Quad-City Times)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An attorney for former Roman Catholic Bishop Lawrence Soens said the Davenport diocese has abandoned the bishop to save itself in its bankruptcy case.
State's Attorney: Don't prosecute smoking ban (Edwardsville Journal)
The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office will not bring charges against violators of the state's month-old smoking ban because specifics of the rule are incomplete, a letter from the office to area police departments says.
Local lawyer given top N.C. award (The Shelby Star)
No, he can’t fly, but prominent bankruptcy lawyer and Cleveland County native O. Max Gardner III has been named a 2008 North Carolina “Super Lawyer.” The distinction comes from Law & Politics, a national attorney-led research team and The Charlotte Magazine.
Riley given new attorney (The Rhinelander Daily News)
A Rhinelander man convicted of setting fire to a cabin in Pine Lake last April has yet another attorney.
Pakistan re-arrests prominent lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan authorities put a prominent lawyer back under house arrest Saturday after he tried to visit the grave of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman said.
Haneef's lawyer cleared over leaking the doc's interview to media (New Kerala)
Melbourne, Feb 2: The lawyer for Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef who was arrested by the Australian authorities in connection with last year's failed Glasgow International Airport bombings , has escaped punishment for leaking a transcript of his client's police interview to the media.
Pakistan Re-Arrests Prominent Lawyer (The Daily Comet)
LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan authorities put a prominent lawyer back under house arrest Saturday after he tried to visit the grave of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman said.
The Titus Touch: FBI investigating popular lawyer and 'asset protection' guru (The Virginian-Pilot)
VIRGINIA BEACH Josephine Bodmer is 84 years old and broke. A lawyer took all of her savings. She remembers the man vividly. His name is Troy A. Titus - a handsome, charismatic, young man. Good Christian family. His father was dean of the Regent University School of Law. He seemed smart, trust ...
Lawyer: Tentative Deal Reached In Nightclub Fire Case (WCVB Boston)
A TV station and a cameraman accused of getting in the way of people fleeing the nightclub fire that killed 100 people have reached a tentative $30 million settlement with survivors and victims' relatives, a lawyer involved in the deal said Saturday.
Top anti-govt lawyer back in detention (Gulf Times)
LAHORE: A leading anti-government lawyer in Pakistan was detained again yesterday just two days after he had completed 90 days under house arrest, officials said.
Pakistan puts top anti-govt lawyer back in detention (Straits Times)
LAHORE (Pakistan) - A leading anti-government lawyer in Pakistan was detained again on Saturday just two days after he had completed 90 days under house arrest, officials said.
Attorney bounces back (Goshen News)
Goshen attorney David Mehl has his wife and his doctor — who scheduled a treadmill stress test for him less than four weeks ago — to thank for saving his life.
Pakistan Re-Arrests Prominent Lawyer (The Daily Comet)
LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan authorities put a prominent lawyer back under house arrest Saturday after he tried to visit the grave of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman said.
West Windsor attorney conflict is a rerun (Princeton Packet)
WEST WINDSOR — It seems like déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra famously said. Another disagreement over an attorney is brewing between Township Council and Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, as the Township Council moves forward with redevelopment planning duties.
Pakistan Re-Arrests Prominent Lawyer (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
Pakistan authorities put a prominent lawyer back under house arrest Saturday after he tried to visit the grave of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman said. Aitzaz Ahsan's detention came just two days after he had been released from three months of house arrest.
Pakistan Re-Arrests Prominent Lawyer (ABC News)
Prominent Pakistani Lawyer Back Under House Arrest After Trying to Visit Bhutto's Grave
Attorney says the Davenport diocese abandoned retired Bishop Soens to save itself (Quad-City Times)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An attorney for former Roman Catholic Bishop Lawrence Soens said the Davenport diocese has abandoned the bishop to save itself in its bankruptcy case.
Pakistan re-arrests prominent lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan authorities put a prominent lawyer back under house arrest Saturday after he tried to visit the grave of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman said.
Nevada murder case lifts veil on attorney-client privilege (Daily Bulletin)
RENO, Nev. - To a lawyer, it's sacrosanct: Thou shalt not reveal secrets told by a client under the protection of attorney-client privilege - no matter how damning.
A redo for attorney's appointment (Asbury Park Press)
A Superior Court judge wants the Middletown Township Committee to clarify how it appointed Bernard Reilly as the municipality's attorney.