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JUDGE RIPS BRIT LAWYER (New York Post)
An LA judge slammed the lawyer who tried to make a federal case out of Britney Spears' family squabbles, ruling the attorney doesn't represent the pop star. Federal Judge Philip Gutierrez yesterday refused to hear lawyer Jon Eardley's claim that...
NEW BID TO AX KERIK LAWYER (New York Post)
Prosecutors are ramping up their fight to have Bernard Kerik's lawyer immediately removed from the corruption case against the former NYPD commissioner, citing secret "new information" in a letter to a federal judge. Judge Stephen Robinson is...
Rove denies lawyer's Siegelman assertion (Birmingham News)
Former White House adviser Karl Rove said Tuesday he never asked a Rainsville lawyer to take compromising photographs of Don Siegelman, and he said he never discussed the former Democratic governor's prosecution with Justice Department officials.
Lawyer: Police errors enough to acquit attacker (Asbury Park Press)
A Burlington County man on trial in the stabbing death and brutal rape of an Evesham woman should be cleared because of contaminated DNA evidence and a false confession, his lawyer told jurors Tuesday.
SC Attorney General Seeks Millions to Fight NC in Water Dispute (WLTX-TV Columbia)
The money is about half of what South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster thinks it will cost to try and stop two cities in North Carolina from drawing millions of gallons of water from the Catawba River.
County Attorney reviewing case (FOX 10 Phoenix)
In light of the recommendation by Gilbert police to charge both parties involved in the Gilbert school bus fight, County Attorney Andrew Thomas is reviewing the case to see if charges will filed. FOX 10's Ron Hoon has more.
Attorney Conflict Of Interest Delays Stabbing Trial (New London Day)
A criminal trial that was set to begin Wednesday in New London Superior Court has been called off because the defense attorney discovered that he
Retraction satisfies principal: Big Creek administrator drops slander lawsuit against attorney, two mothers (Forsyth County News Front Page)
The principal of a Forsyth County elementary school has dropped a $1 million libel lawsuit against an Atlanta-based attorney and two Forsyth County mothers in exchange for a retraction and apology.
Attorney General Six Urges Legislature to Crack Down on Cyber Crime (Kansas City InfoZine)
In an effort to protect Kansas families and consumers, Attorney General Steve Six is urging the legislature to support his Expanded Cyber Crime Initiative that will provide additional resources to the fight on Internet crime in Kansas.
Lawyer tries to break Spears conservatorship (The Toledo Blade)
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears' father and a lawyer who claims to represent her...
Brit's dad, lawyer fight it out (The New Zealand Herald)
Britney Spears' father and a lawyer who claims to represent her have traded legal barbs in an intensifying fight over whether James Spears is violating her civil rights by controlling her finances and life.
Asst. tapped as interim US Attorney (The State)
A federal prosecutor has been named acting U.S. attorney for South Carolina. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald says his first day as interim chief will be Saturday. McDonald will replace Reggie Lloyd, who was confirmed earlier this month by state senators as the next chief of the State Law Enforcement Division. The 41-year-old Lloyd becomes the first black to lead SLED in its 60-year ...
Suit filed over hiring of lawyer by Google (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Google Inc.'s hiring of a former Justice Department official as its senior privacy lawyer has prompted a lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which wants to know more about her selection.
Excerpts: Deposition of Mike Stefani, Detroit police officers' attorney (Detroit News)
Here are excerpts from the deposition of Mike Stefani, attorney for three Detroit police officers who filed whistle-blower lawsuits against the city of Detroit:
Attorney General Tours Guantanamo Bay Detention Center (Fox News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey to tour the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday.
U.S. attorney general visits Guantanamo Bay (CNN.com)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey arrived Wednesday for his first look at the controversial military prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Planning appeal for Jesso's sentence, lawyer says (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A St. John's lawyer says he would like to appeal the sentence that will keep his client in jail for more than another year.
Lawyer: Plea deal could free Salemme by Christmas (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A lawyer for former New England Mafia boss Frank Salemme says his client could be free by the end of the year in a deal with federal prosecutors. The Boston Globe...
Attorney: Reiser Had Reasons For Counter Surveillance On Cops (NBC 11 Bay Area)
For the second day in a row, Hans Reiser's defense attorney focused Wednesday on his client's state of mind two weeks after his estranged wife Nina disappeared in September 2006.
FBI: Scruggs paid 2 men to persuade Mississippi's attorney general not to indict State Farm (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
JACKSON, Miss. - A prominent attorney embroiled in a judicial bribery case paid two associates $500,000 to convince Mississippi's Attorney General not to file criminal charges against an insurance company, according to court records.
Attorney in Britney Spears case vows to fight on (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The attorney who claims to represent Britney Spears in the legal wrangling over control of her affairs vowed Wednesday to continue his fight, one day after a federal judge ruled he is not the singer's lawyer.
Attorney in Britney Spears case vows to fight on (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The attorney who claims to represent troubled pop star Britney Spears in the legal wrangling over control of her affairs vowed on Wednesday to continue his fight, one day after a federal judge ruled he is not the singer's lawyer.
Britney's dumped lawyer vows to fight on (Stuff)
The attorney who claims to represent troubled pop star Britney Spears in the legal wrangling over control of her affairs has vowed to continue his fight, a day after a federal judge ruled he is not the singer's lawyer.
Dispute over Kerik's lawyer angers judge (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - An "annoyed" federal judge today cautioned that the corruption and tax fraud case against former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik was beginning to "spin loosely out of control" due to a dispute over Kerik's lawyer.
DA's son fires attorney, sentencing delayed (The Fresno Bee)
The sentencing for the son of Kings County's top prosecutor on sex and robbery charges was delayed this morning after he fired his attorney.
Attorney: Deputies mistreated another wheelchair inmate (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- A Largo attorney says he represents another inmate who claims that deputies at the Orient Road Jail tipped him out of his wheelchair, leaving him on the jail floor for an hour. That incident, too, was captured on...
Philly lawyer pleads guilty to forging document (Philly.com)
A Philadelphia lawyer pleaded guilty today in state Superior Court in Camden County to forging a court document. Nina E. Perris, 48, was accused of giving a client a forged court order after the case had been repeatedly tossed out of court.
Lawyer in Spears case vows to fight on (The West Australian)
The lawyer who claims to represent troubled pop star Britney Spears in the legal wrangling over control of her affairs has vowed to continue his fight, one day after a federal judge ruled he is not the singer's lawyer.
Miura denied court-appointed lawyer (The Japan Times)
SAIPAN (Kyodo) A Saipan court dismissed a request Wednesday from Kazuyoshi Miura, who is under arrest over the murder of his wife, for representation by a court-appointed lawyer. Read more ...
Attorney Says Video Shows Second Inmate Being Dumped From Wheelchair At Jail (The Tampa Tribune)
A video that was used to convict a man of attacking deputies now is being used against the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The same attorney who represented a disabled inmate weeks ago in an abuse case against the sheriff's office said another handicapped inmate also was dumped from a wheelchair by deputies.
New Kansas Attorney General Hard At Work (FOX 4 News Kansas City)
It's been over a month since Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced a relatively unknown Douglas County District Court Judge named Stephen Six would tackle the state's highest law enforcement position. The attorney general job fell into Six's lap after a sex scandal involving former Attorney General Paul Morrison broke last year. The son of a Kansas Supreme Court Judge and a graduate of KU Law ...
Greenburgh lawyer who bilked Peekskill, Yorktown clients held on new charges (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - A judge postponed sentencing a Greenburgh lawyer for bilking two clients this morning, but sent him to jail after new charges of another bilking surfaced.
Britney Spears - Attorney Promises To Fight Spears Judges Decision (ContactMusic)
LATEST: A lawyer claiming to represent BRITNEY SPEARS has vowed to challenge a judge's ruling he is not her attorney - and has no authority to act on her behalf. Earlier ...
Spears's lawyer vows to fight on (Sydney Morning Herald)
"We have only just begun the fight," says a lawyer who claims to represent Britney.
Lawyer Representing Nixzmary Brown's Mother Resigns From Case (NY1 News)
The lawyer who has been representing the mother accused in the beating death of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown has resigned from the case. Nixzaliz Santiago's lawyer Robert Abrams was set to defend her against charges that she played a role in Brown's fatal child abuse.
Lawyer seeks juvenile court (The Express-Times)
EASTON | The lawyer for a former murder suspect is trying a second time to have the teenager's case moved to juvenile court. Defense attorney Bohdan Zelechiwsky filed a petition Wednesday to transfer Shadee Johnson's case to juvenile court. Zelechiwsky filed a similar petition a year ago.
Prosecutor named acting U.S. attorney (The State)
A federal prosecutor has been named acting U.S. attorney for South Carolina. First assistant U.S. attorney Kevin McDonald says his first day as interim chief will be Saturday. McDonald will replace Reggie Lloyd, who was confirmed earlier this month by state senators as chief of the State Law Enforcement Division. Contributing: Staff writers Joy L. Woodson, Bill Robinson and Marjorie Riddle; ...
Aloha Close To Sale, Attorney Says (The Tampa Tribune)
An attorney for Aloha Utilities told the Pasco County Commission Wednesday that his client is close to a deal with a statewide government authority that buys utilities and sells them to counties and cities.
Bali bombers lawyer denies stalling (The West Australian)
A lawyer for three death row Bali bombers has angrily denied his latest legal manoeuvres are an attempt to delay their executions. Defence lawyer Fahmi Bachmid has promised "new evidence" will be presented during current judicial review hearings being held in the Denpasar District Court.
Garuda crash pilot quits job: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
The pilot of a Garuda plane that crashed in Indonesia killing five Australians and 16 others resigned after the company gave him an ultimatum, his lawyer says.
Nicolo lawyer seeks delay in Greece appraisals trial (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The lawyer for appraiser John E. Nicolo has formally requested a three-month delay for a trial alleging a kickback scheme centering on Eastman Kodak Co. properties in Greece.
Philadelphia lawyer forged court order (Philly.com)
A Philadelphia lawyer pleaded guilty to forging a court document yesterday in New Jersey Superior Court in Camden. Rather than tell a client that a case had been dismissed, Nina E. Perris, 48, gave him a forged court order that said he would receive money for injuries received when a security gate fell on him in Virginia.
LAWYER FOR NIXZMARY'S MOM QUITS (New York Post)
The lawyer for the mother of slain 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown removed himself from her defense yesterday, citing "communication difficulties." Robert Abrams, who has represented accused mom Nixzaliz Santiago since she was charged with murder in 2006...
Cuccinelli tests waters for attorney general run (The Washington Times)
Virginia Sen. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, who recently won re-election by fewer than 100 votes, has begun laying the groundwork for an attorney general bid next year.
Lawyer fired for talking to reporter wants $50G in Deutsche fire suit (New York Daily News)
A lawyer is suing the widow and children of a firefighter killed last year in the toxic tower next to Ground Zero.
Civil liberties lawyer behind Latimer's appeal (The Globe and Mail)
President of B.C. Civil Liberties Association, acting privately as Saskatchewan farmer's lawyer, argued that parole board ruling was flawed
Attorney is likely city manager (The Herald News)
A search committee is expected to recommend Thomas Thanas for the city manager's job next week. Thanas is the former city attorney and was considered a likely candidate for the job when City Manager John Mezera announced in November that he planned to retire.
Prichard city attorney seeks extra pay to defend suits (Mobile Press-Register)
Generally, workers earn either a salary or hourly wages. Prichard's city attorney wants to do both.
Spears’s alleged attorney promises to fight on (Vietnam Net)
Britney Spears' alleged attorney who claims to represent the troubled pop star in the battle over her legal affairs vowed to keep fighting for her one day after a federal judge ruled he is not the singer's lawyer, media reported Thursday.
Reiser upset kids put in foster care, attorney says (Oakland Tribune)
OAKLAND — Hans Reiser's former family court attorney said Reiser was upset and distressed when a court commissioner placed his two children in a foster home after his wife's disappearance.