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Wicomico state's attorney taking time off after arrest (The Daily Record)
OCEAN CITY, Md. - After a drunken driving arrest, Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark says he's taking time off, but he has no plans to step down.
State's attorney taking leave of absence (ABC 2 Baltimore)
OCEAN CITY, Md. - After a drunken driving arrest on Friday, Wicomico State's Attorney Davis Ruark says he's taking a leave of absence.
North Hampton Lawyer: 'It's very touching, it's memorable' (The Epoch Times)
LONDON-Mario Anastasiades, a lawyer from Northampton, took in Saturday evening's performance of the Chinese Spectacular after seeing it advertised while he was in London for training....
Attorney general not talking about cost of 'bonusgate' probe (The Beaver County Times)
HARRISBURG — State Attorney General Tom Corbett did not get any questions last week from members of the House Appropriations Committee about his yearlong “bonusgate” probe.
Lawyer demands medical tests for ‘tortured’ Bahraini Shias (Gulf Times)
MANAMA: The lawyer of 15 Bahraini Shias on trial over deadly protests in December urged the court yesterday to let them undergo medical tests after they claimed they were tortured in jail.
Attorney-General may appeal 'soft' sentence (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
South Australia's Attorney-General says he will consider pushing for an appeal against the sentence of a 24-year-old man who killed another motorist during a high speed chase.
Judge rejects lawyer's bid for baggage handlers (The Nassau Guardian)
A judge has rejected a lawyer's argument that two former Nassau Flight Services baggage handler supervisors should not be arraigned in the Supreme Court.
Lawyer says Japan should not cooperate in LA murder case (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
The Japanese government should not cooperate with the U.S. investigation of a Japanese businessman arrested on suspicion of planning the murder of his wife in Los Angeles in 1981 because his earlier conviction in Japan was overturned, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer goes on offence; Targeting municipal officials (Chatham Daily News)
A local lawyer plans to take bylaw enforcement into his own hands. Greg Elliott, who recently lost his bid to have the municipality's fortification bylaw quashed, said he's going to turn that legislation on those responsible for it. He said he'll be looking for [...]
Attorney applauds churches' victory over NFL Goliath (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - February 25, 2008 6:55 AM ET CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Attorney John Whitehead says the NFL's reversal of its ban on churches showing the Super Bowl on big screen TVs shows...
Attorney applauds churches' victory over NFL Goliath (WAVY 10)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Attorney John Whitehead says the NFL's reversal of its ban on churches showing the Super Bowl on big screen TVs shows that persistence can take down a giant.
Attorney applauds churches' victory over NFL Goliath (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Attorney John Whitehead says the NFL's reversal of its ban on churches showing the Super Bowl on big screen TVs shows that persistence can take down a giant.
Local attorney to help draft Naugatuck's Rennaisance Place zone (Republican-American)
NAUGATUCK -- A local attorney and staunch supporter of Renaissance Place leading up to last year's referendum on the project will oversee the creation of a special zone to make the plan a reality.
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.
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.
Uganda: Land Bill is Illegal, Says Kampala Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
THE Land Bill that is before Parliament is unconstitutional, a lawyer has told legislators.
Attorney Applauds Churches' Victory Over NFL Goliath (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
Attorney John Whitehead said the NFL's reversal of its ban on churches showing the Super Bowl on big screen TVs shows that persistence can take down a giant.
Attorney general not talking about cost of 'bonusgate' probe (The Beaver County Times)
HARRISBURG — State Attorney General Tom Corbett did not get any questions last week from members of the House Appropriations Committee about his yearlong “bonusgate” probe.
Nashville attorney Bob Tuke to enter Senate race (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
Nashville attorney Bob Tuke says he will compete in the Democratic primary for a chance to challenge the seat of Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Police Said to Have Assaulted Rights Lawyer in China (New York Times)
One of China?s best-known human rights lawyers has been repeatedly beaten by police officers in recent days, according to his wife and associates.
Chinese human rights lawyer reportedly assaulted by police (International Herald Tribune)
Zheng Enchong has been repeatedly beaten by police officers outside his Shanghai home, according to his wife and associates, in attacks many say are meant to silence him.
Attorney handling board complaints By KATIE JOHNSON/[email protected] (Austin Daily Herald)
News Call or email the Newsroom at (507) 434-2230. Three complaints pending against Austin School Board members will now be investigated by the same third party, a Twin-Cities-based attorney, who has until March 10 to make a determination.
Lawyer: Japan should avoid slay case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Japanese businessman arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife here in 1981 said Monday he would formally urge the Japanese government not to cooperate with American investigators.
Govendo urges lawmakers to regulate attorney's fees (Saipan Tribune)
Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth Govendo has urged lawmakers to pass a legislation that seeks to prevent inflated attorney's fees for all lawyers involved in estate's probate proceedings.
Attorney says Cutts' life 'worth saving' (The Massillon Independent)
Bobby L. Cutts Jr.'s life is "worth saving," his attorney told jurors this morning. Myron Watson told jurors that they have a clean slate now and must weigh the mitigating factors in this case bef...
Beth Moskow-Schnoll, Veteran Prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware, Joins Ballard's White Collar ... (Centre Daily Times)
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP Chairman Arthur Makadon announced today that Beth Moskow-Schnoll, a former Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Delaware, has joined the firm's Wilmington office as a partner in its White Collar Litigation Group.
Attorney General says Gardiner shooting justified (Capital Weekly)
AUGUSTA — Attorney General Steven Rowe released a Feb. 15 press release stating that Gardiner police officer James Gioia and Maine State Police trooper Christopher Rogers were legally justified when they used deadly force against a Vassalboro man on Dec. 21, 2007 in South Gardiner.
Gousha to host forum with city attorney candidates (Small Business Times)
State Rep. Pedro Colón and City Attorney Grant Langley, candidates for Milwaukee city attorney, will be the next guests for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha" at Marquette University Law School.
MPs, military lawyer say Canada should protest Khadr case to U.S. (CNews)
OTTAWA - Opposition MPs and an American military lawyer say only Canadian government action can save Omar Khadr from an unfair trial and a possible life sentence.
Denver probate lawyer loses license (Rocky Mountain News)
The Colorado Supreme Court today upheld the disbarment of Denver probate lawyer Susan Haines for stealing $70,000 from a client's estate and then lying about it.
Siegelman’s Attorney Calls for Special Prosecutor (WKRG News 5 Mobile)
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's attorney wants the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to the case. more
Ex-lawyer, ex-paralegal trade charges over missing money (St. Petersburg Times)
Ex-attorney Jessica Miller, left, and her lawyer, Steve Bartlett, right, came to court Monday to defend her for failing to hand over client money that is missing from her defunct law firm's accounts. [Brendan Fitterer | Times] NEW PORT RICHEY...
District Attorney Race Heating Up (KTRE-TV East Texas)
On the surface the district attorney's race for San Augustine and Sabine Counties is no different from any other. Both men are putting out campaign signs and buying newspaper ads to convince voters they're the best man for the job.
Pinellas School Board tells superintendent and district attorney "work it out" (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
Pinellas' School Board attorney asks the board for a facilitator to help resolve a "fundamental breakdown in the working relationship" between him and the school superintendent.
Attorney Files Suit Against Sheriff, Deputy (The Morning News)
SPRINGDALE -- A Rogers attorney whose civil rights lawsuit against the state and Benton County was tossed last week from federal court is trying again in a state court.
County attorney closes Ariz. vets home probe without charges (The Arizona Republic)
The county attorney's office launched the investigation last year after state health inspectors found a series of problems during a routine inspection.
Lunsford, Attorney Air Suit's Reasoning (The Tampa Tribune)
Before his lawyers made an appearance on Fox News Network's "The O'Reilly Factor," this evening Mark Lunsford and one of his attorney's spoke for the first time about their intent-to-sue notice to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.
Attorney: Man gets $22.9 million for 20-foot fall through manhole (Centre Daily Times)
A former medical student who fell through a manhole and suffered career-ending injuries will receive $22.9 million after a Philadelphia jury trial, his attorney said.
A Bid to Disqualify Clemens?s Lawyer (New York Times)
Richard Emery, a lawyer for Brian McNamee, said Monday that Rusty Hardin could not represent Roger Clemens because he represented Andy Pettitte for at least a week before the Mitchell report.
Clemens perjury referral not imminent, House lawyer says (USA Today)
A referral seeking to determine whether Roger Clemens committed perjury at a congressional hearing Feb. 13 isn't imminent, a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform lawyer said Monday.
Romanian Prince Tried Twice To Help Lawyer In Brooke Astor Case (WNBC)
A Romanian prince, trying on behalf of a lawyer accused of helping philanthropist Brooke Astor's son loot her $198 million estate, asked a former maid twice to speak to the lawyer's defense team, a prosecutor said Monday.
Convicted attorney out on bail (Trinidad Express)
Attorney Joseph Melville, who has been behind bars for the last four years, was yesterday granted $250,000 bail by Appeal Court Judge Stanley John even as the Appeal Court is still considering whether to order him to face a second trial on charges of conspiring to murder his former secretary.
District Attorney candidates square off in Northwest Austin (CBS 42 Austin)
For the first time in more than 30 years, a new district attorney will take the helm in Travis County, and Monday night, the four candidates squared off in a...
Spears' dad, lawyer trade legal barbs (AP via Yahoo! News)
Britney Spears' father and a lawyer who claims to represent her traded legal barbs Monday in an intensifying fight over whether James Spears is violating her civil rights by controlling her finances and life.
Spears' dad, lawyer trade legal barbs (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Britney Spears' father and a lawyer who claims to represent her traded legal barbs Monday in an intensifying fight over whether James Spears is violating her civil rights by controlling her finances and life. Attorney John Eardley, who told The Associated Press he was the "only person who represents Britney Spears," filed documents in federal court asserting that she is being held by her father ...
Cyber crime is a priority for new attorney general (The Wichita Eagle)
Attorney General Steve Six wants Kansas to bolster efforts to prevent and prosecute cyber crime, and he's asking lawmakers for money to do it. In his first press conference since taking office last month, Six said he will request $430,000 in the next budget year for a new prosecutor, crime analyst and investigator to work cases of identity theft, Internet fraud and computer-based crimes. The ...
Reiser's Lawyer Says He Might Testify On Thursday (NBC 11 Bay Area)
Oakland computer engineer Hans Reiser may take the witness stand on Thursday to testify on his own behalf in his murder trial, his lawyer says.
Star's father and lawyer go to court for control (Sydney Morning Herald)
Britney Spears' father and a lawyer clash over who should control her finances and her life.
District attorney sets bail at $5 million for at-large alleged sexual predator (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO COUNTY -- An at-large sexual assault suspect faces a felony kidnapping to commit rape charge and a $5 million bail, according to an arrest warrant issued earlier today by the San Diego District Attorney, Sheriff's Lt. Mike McClain said.
Probate lawyer's disbarment upheld by state high court (Rocky Mountain News)
Denver probate lawyer Susan Haines has lost her license to practice for taking $70,000 from a client's estate and then lying under oath about it.