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York lawyer suspended after Maine Supreme Court ruling (Portsmouth Herald)
YORK, Maine — The state Supreme Judicial Court has reprimanded a York lawyer and will suspend him from practicing law for a month for violating several Maine bar rules.
Attorney files federal claim in baby's death (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa » A Honolulu attorney representing the family of baby Michael Tony Futi has filed a claim against the federal government in the child's death.
Clemens' Attorney Downplays Investigation Request (WOAI San Antonio)
Roger Clemens' attorney is downplaying a congressional committee's request that the Justice Department investigate whether the star pitcher lied under oath about whether he used steroids.
Lawyer: Wife Of Slain NYPD Officer Acted In Self-Defense (WNBC)
A lawyer for a retired New York City police sergeant's wife facing a murder charge in her husband's shooting death says she was acting in self-defense.
Last hurrah for lawyer and indie film producer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Lawyer Joji Alonso wants to have a last hurrah in her admirable stint as independent film producer. She's calling it quits but not because moviemaking has become less lucrative for her.
Attorney general OKs refusal to disclose sales-tax enforcement (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON The state Department of Revenue was right to reject an Associated Press request for information about efforts to collect sales taxes owed on Internet tobacco sales, the attorney generals office said.
Britney's dumped lawyer vows to fight on (Moldova.org)
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. Attorney Jon Eardley has said he was hired by Spears on February 12, but a California court had previously appointed conservators to control her personal and business affairs and ...
'No point' for a public inquiry into private deal: Mulroney lawyer (CBC Ottawa)
Brian Mulroney's lawyer says a taxpayer-funded public inquiry is unnecessary because a Commons committee has failed to unearth anything new other than details of a private transaction.
Mischa's Lawyer: Let's Make a Deal (PageSix.com)
Mischa Barton's DUI case was granted a continuance in a Beverly Hills court today, but her lawyer tells PageSix.com that he hopes to make a deal before the next hearing on April 10. The former O.C. star was charged with driving under the influence, possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana (a misdemeanor) and being an unlicensed driver in connection with her arrest in West Hollywood on ...
Haleigh's attorney: She'll tell all (Boston Herald)
An attorney for the biological mother of the Westfield teen who was beaten into a coma says she believes the brave little girl has improved so much she'll be able to...
Lawyer relieved Hasil tracked down (TVNZ)
The lawyer acting for alleged victims of a disgraced Wanganui doctor is relieved he has been tracked down in Australia.
Candidate files for attorney general (The News & Observer)
Bob Crumley, an attorney from Asheboro, filed today as a Republican candidate for state attorney general.
Nader Tabs SF Lawyer As Running Mate (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
Ralph Nader picked San Francisco lawyer Matt Gonzalez as his running mate for his presidential campaign.
Spears' attorney vows to fight on (TVNZ)
The attorney who claims to represent troubled pop star Britney Spears in the legal wrangling over control of her affairs vowed to continue his fight, one day after a federal judge ruled he is not the singer's lawyer.
Attorney general backs oil spill victims (The Capital)
WASHINGTON - The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill has spread to Maryland with the state's Attorney General Douglas Gansler throwing his support behind Alaskans in their Supreme Court battle with the oil company.
Lawyer: Tape backs case against troopers in boy's death (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The lawyer for the father of 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe says he has a tape of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper "confessing" that he didn't know why he shot the boy in the back in Uniontown more than five years ago
License of anti-tax lawyer Stilley suspended again (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - February 28, 2008 2:24 PM ET FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The license of a Fort Smith lawyer already under interim suspension as he faces disbarment proceedings was suspended for...
License Of Anti-Tax Lawyer Suspended Again (KTHV Little Rock)
The license of a Fort Smith lawyer already under interim suspension as he faces disbarment proceedings was suspended for six months in another matter.
La. attorney general inherits "curious" cases from predecessor (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's new attorney general says he inherited some "curious" cases from his predecessor, Charles Foti, who teamed up with campaign donors on his way out of office to...
La. attorney general inherits "curious" cases from predecessor (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
Louisiana's new attorney general says he inherited some "curious" cases from his predecessor, Charles Foti, who teamed up with campaign donors on his way out of office to file a pair of multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuits.
District Attorney Investigating Allegations Of Grade Changing (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
The Huntingdon County district attorney said he is investigating allegations of grade changing at a local high school.
Former City Attorney Wants His Golden Parachute (CBS4 Miami)
The Miami City commission has poked a major hole in former city attorney Jorge Fernandez's golden parachute.
Miami city attorney severance deal rejected (Miami Herald)
Eager to avoid a taxpayer backlash, Miami city commissioners Thursday voted unanimously against granting former City Attorney Jorge Fernandez any form of severance pay -- rejecting a proposed payout that could have cost taxpayers nearly $300,000.
Critically ill former Yukos figure denied regular washes: lawyer (TurkishPress.com)
MOSCOW - Russian prison authorities are denying regular washes to the critically ill former vice president of the Yukos oil giant held in a Moscow hospital, his lawyer alleged Thursday.
Miura told to hire own lawyer (Saipan Tribune)
Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman ordered Japanese businessman Kazuyoshi Miura yesterday to hire his own lawyer.
La. attorney general inherits "curious" cases from predecessor (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - February 28, 2008 6:54 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's new attorney general says he inherited some "curious" cases from his predecessor, Charles Foti, who teamed up with...
David Damm gets New Lawyer (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
WATERLOO - The Waterloo man accused of hiring a hit-man to kill a teenage girl has a new lawyer. David Damm is charged with first degree murder for the death of 13-year-old Donnisha Hill, also of waterloo. She died in October 2006.
Ruiz Looking for Lawyer Again (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
Accused killer Vicente Ruiz is looking for a lawyer again. Thursday in court, one of Ruiz's co-councils withdrew from the case saying Ruiz didn't trust him.
Lawyer, three reporters lose cellphones in Lozada ceremony (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Three reporters and the lawyer of Senate witness Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada Jr. lost their cellular phones during a candle-lighting ceremony for Lozada in Tondo, Manila Thursday night.
Lawyer tied up, pistol-whipped (Daily Telegraph)
POLICE have released this image of a man wanted for pistol-whipping and robbing a lawyer at his Sydney office, before taking off with his luxury car.
Maienschein Enters City Attorney Race (FOX 6 News San Diego)
Councilman Brian Maienschein formally declared his candidacy for San Diego city attorney today outside a Rancho Bernardo home being rebuilt after the recent wildfires.
Petition drive arrests called `witch hunt' An attorney representing... (Miami Herald)
Petition drive arrests called `witch hunt' An attorney representing a woman arrested Wednesday on charges of illegally notarizing signatures during a failed recall attempt of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas called the investigation a ''witch hunt'' and a ``gross waste of taxpayer money.''
Attorney: Woman to plead no contest to abusing boy whose mother was found buried in Wis. yard (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MADISON, Wis. - A woman accused of helping a gang of drifters torture a boy nearly to death will plead no contest to child abuse and false imprisonment charges, her attorney said Thursday.
Defense lawyer optimistic in strip club owner's case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
BY MICHAEL MARTZ Times-Dispatch Staff Writer The lawyer for a Richmond strip-club owner says he's talking to Richmond prosecutors about resolving charges that his client had sex with an underage girl. "I'm cautiously optimistic there's daylight at the end of the tunnel and this can be resolved without convictions," said Michael Morchower, the veteran Richmond defense lawyer representing Velvet ...
Veteran lawyer convicted of drink driving, traffic offences (Straits Times)
A LAWYER of more than 30 years' standing was convicted on Friday of drink driving and two other traffic offences.
Attorney: Cargo law may violate property rights of port owner in Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Tribune)
A citywide ordinance limiting the height of cargo containers to no more than 30 feet could be violating the property rights of the owner of the Port of Fort Pierce, a West Palm Beach attorney said.
Attorney: Insurance issue handled 'properly' (The Warren Reporter)
OXFORD -- Pollution Control Financing Authority Attorney Joseph Houston said he's put matters regarding the authority's insurance policies to bed after reading letters from both the board's insurance risk manager and former attorney.
Veteran City Councilman To Run For City Attorney (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
Veteran city councilman Brian Maienschein announces his intent to run for city attorney in Rancho Bernardo Thursday.
Philadelphia lawyer forged court order (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
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.
Ex-Siemens Lawyer Jailed in Her Home for Lying to FBI (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- A former lawyer for a Siemens AG unit must serve one year of house arrest and three years of probation for lying to FBI agents about how the company won a $49 million Illinois public-hospital equipment contract.
Lawyer says candidate Caballero broke law (El Paso Times)
The lawyer for a Socorro Independent School District teacher accused and then cleared of improperly touching a minor claims that Theresa Caballero, a candidate for El Paso district attorney, violated state law when she included the teacher's name, Social Security number and driver's license number in a political ad she mailed to voters this month.
Nader picks S. F. lawyer to be presidential running mate (The Sacramento Bee)
WASHINGTON – Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader named a running mate Thursday, San Francisco lawyer Matt Gonzalez, 42, a Green Party member who nearly became the city's mayor in 2003.
Miami rejects severance deal for city attorney (Miami Herald)
Eager to avoid a taxpayer backlash, Miami commissioners Thursday unanimously opposed granting former City Attorney Jorge Fernandez any form of severance pay -- rejecting a proposed payout that could have cost taxpayers almost $300,000.
Lawyer wants confession tossed (Chicago Sun-Times)
The lawyer for one of two youths charged with the May 2007 murder of honor student Blair Holt on a CTA bus told a judge Thursday his 15-year-old client did not understand his Miranda rights --and that his confession should be thrown out.
Extra pay denied for city attorney (Mobile Press-Register)
The Prichard City Council voted Thursday night to deny the city attorney's request for an hourly wage on top of his $63,000 annual salary.
Defence lawyer fighting for justice (The Sudbury Star)
Steven Truscott, Guy Paul Morin and David Milgaard are reasons why Canada must create an independent tribunal, says a prominent Canadian lawyer and advocate of the wrongfully convicted. Toronto lawyer James Lockyer was involved in these high-profile cases and founded the Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted in [...]
Lawyer: 'Barton will get probation' (Digital Spy)
Mischa Barton's lawyer hopes the actress will escape with probation following her arrest for DUI.
Nader picks S.F. lawyer as running mate (Contra Costa Times)
WASHINGTON -- Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader named San Francisco lawyer Matt Gonzalez as his running mate on Wednesday. Gonzalez, 42, is a Green Party member who nearly became the city's mayor in 2003.
Judge: Attorney can’t see personnel file (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – A judge said Thursday that former jail chief Todd Exline’s attorney could not see a fired Geneva police officer’s personnel file. Exline, a corrections lieutenant, has pleaded not guilty to drunken-driving charges, stemming from an arrest in Geneva in June.
Lawyer says detained Myanmar activists face new charge carrying 20-year jail term (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Myanmar's military junta has charged about 20 pro-democracy activists under a security law that carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years, a lawyer said Friday.