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District attorney to face challenger at City Hall (The Brownsville Herald)
In the final forum for district attorney candidates before early voting opens Feb. 19, Armando Villalobos and Peter Zavaletta will debate at City Hall Monday.
Clemens Lawyer Says He Has Proof That Will Discredit McNamee (NY1 News)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens says he can prove the Rocket did not attend a party at the home of former slugger and admitted steroid user José Canseco.
Ambridge attorney gets district judge nomination (The Beaver County Times)
An Ambridge attorney has been nominated to fill a vacant district justice post.
Man's arrest on bomb charges doesn't surprise wife's attorney (Boston Globe)
As authorities investigate the arrest of a New York man that they say had sophisticated homemade explosives and a disguise in his car last month, an attorney representing the man's wife in their divorce case said he was not surprised by the arrest.
Handshake sends lawyer to jail (Sydney Morning Herald)
Lawyer shook prosecutor's hand so hard that it was nearly ripped out of it's socket, US authorities say.
Rough handshake has lawyer in hot water (UPI)
A lawyer who allegedly shook a legal opponent's hand so fiercely she injured her shoulder is now facing physical assault charges in Florida.
County attorney vows to uphold tougher gang laws (The Arizona Republic)
With new marching orders courtesy of the Arizona Legislature, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is working harder to make sure violent gang members stay out of Valley neighborhoods, County Attorney Andrew Thomas said at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
Handshake lands lawyer on assault charge (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A lawyer has been charged with assault for allegedly shaking a federal prosecutor's hand so hard it injured her shoulder.
Roger Clemens' lawyer receives letter of reprimand from Henry Waxman (New York Daily News)
Rusty Hardin, the lawyer representing Roger Clemens in the pitcher's red-hot denials of performance-enhancing drug use, said Sunday with dismay in his voice that he has always suspected his client could end up embroiled in a federal prosecution.
Committee chairman warns Clemens lawyer over comments (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US House of Representatives Oversight Committee chairman Henry Waxman warned Roger Clemens' lawyer Rusty Hardin about comments Sunday that could be seen as threats to intimidate a federal agent.
Waxman admonishes Clemens' lawyer (MLB.com)
Waxman admonishes Clemens' lawyer
Biddeford Oil Company Targeted By Attorney General (WCSH 6 Portland)
AUGUSTA (ASSOCIATED PRESS)--Maine's attorney general is trying to freeze the assets of the owner of a Biddeford-based oil company that failed to honor customers' prepaid oil contracts.
David Epstein: Congressman calls out Clemens' lawyer (Sports Illustrated)
Roger Clemens' silver-tongued lawyer might have to rein in his rhetoric.
Waxman Warns Clemens Attorney on Intimidation (Fox News)
House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman blasted comments in Sunday's New York Times attributed to the attorney of all-star pitcher Roger Clemens.
McNamee Lawyer Predicts Criminal Probe (ABC News)
McNamee Lawyer Predicts Criminal Investigation of Clemens
Kansas attorney general hopes to restore stability, continuity (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | When Stephen Six was named Kansas attorney general, few people outside Lawrence had heard of him.
Kansas attorney general hopes to restore stability, continuity (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | When Stephen Six was named Kansas attorney general, few people outside Lawrence had heard of him.
McNamee's lawyer predicts Clemens inquiry (Los Angeles Times)
Waxman warns pitcher's lawyer that his recent statements could be interpreted as trying to intimidate a law enforcement official. NEW YORK -- One of Brian McNamee's lawyers said Sunday he believed the Justice Department will open a criminal investigation into Roger Clemens' denials of doping.
Man's arrest on bomb charges doesn't surprise wife's attorney (Boston Globe)
As authorities investigate the arrest of a New York man that they say had sophisticated homemade explosives and a disguise in his car last month, an attorney representing the man's wife in their divorce case said he was not surprised by the arrest.
SEC Settles With Calif. Lawyer Over Opinion Letter (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A California lawyer incurred the Securities and Exchange Commission's ire for an opinion letter that led to a client's pump-and-dump stock scheme. According to the SEC, Kenneth Christison opined that client Michael Paloma did not have to register shares of four so-called microcap companies with regulators.
Rhode Island Attorney General Lynch endorses Obama (WPRI Providence)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president, making him the second prominent Rhode Island Democrat to pick Obama over his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Same-sex couples may adopt children, Israeli attorney-general says (EARTHtimes.org)
Jerusalem - In a landmark ruling, Israeli Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz has ruled that same-sex couples may adopt children in Israel in the proper circumstances and when it is in the best interests of the child, the Jerusalem Post daily reported M...
Attorney disbarred; complaint cites murder case in Kendall (The Beacon News)
A Joliet attorney who continually missed court dates and repeatedly failed to meet with his clients -- including an Aurora man facing murder charges -- has been disbarred.
Lawyer accused of way-too-firm handshake (Chicago Sun-Times)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A lawyer has been charged with assault for shaking a prosecutor's hand so hard, authorities said, that it injured her shoulder.
Kerviel's Lawyer Seeks His Release From Prison at Appeals Court (Bloomberg.com)
Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for Jerome Kerviel, the Societe Generale SA trader blamed for a record 4.9 billion-euro ($7.2 billion) loss, will seek his release from prison at France's highest appeals court.
Ambridge attorney gets district judge nomination (The Beaver County Times)
An Ambridge attorney has been nominated to fill a vacant district justice post.
McNamee lawyer predicts probe of Clemens (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Brian McNamee believes the Justice Department will open a criminal investigation into Roger Clemens' denials of doping.
Bentley's attorney says high court should uphold videotape ruling (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - February 11, 2008 7:54 AM ET CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - An attorney for James Bentley says the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold a ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court that...
Bentley's Attorney says High Court Should Uphold Videotape Ruling (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) - An attorney for James Bentley says the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold a ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court that prohibits a videotaped interview with Jetseta Gage.
Bentley’s attorney says high court should uphold videotape ruling (The Des Moines Register)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- James Bentley’s attorney says the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold a ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court that prohibits a videotaped interview with a Cedar Rapids girl Bentley is accused of molesting before she was killed.
Lawyer: Clemens Could Face Criminal Probe (CBS News)
A lawyer for Brian McNamee believes the Justice Department will open a criminal investigation into Roger Clemens' denials of doping. McNamee last month gave the Justice Department what he says are needles from times Clemens used drugs.
TEXT-MESSAGE SCANDAL: Cockrel withdraws his choice of City Council attorney (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. announced today that he is withdrawing his choice of Robert W. Palmer to serve as the council's independent attorney to represent its efforts to oppose Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal to stop the release of key documents in the text message scandal.
Attorney: General Assembly Can't Remove Wright From Office (NBC 17 Raleigh)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- An attorney for state Representative Thomas Wright says the General Assembly doesn't have the authority to punish or remove Wright from office.
Attorney General sues Springfield-based charity, claims missing funds (Springfield News-Sun)
The Ohio Attorney General has filed suit against Springfield-based Central Ohio Association for Children's Higher Education, claiming the organization's trustees misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of bingo proceeds.
New laws allow County Attorney to crack down on gangs (FOX 10 Phoenix)
Armed with new laws, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is ready to lock up gang members for a long time along with those who associate with gangs. Thomas says prosecutors have to be "very tough, very serious and very dogged" in their approach to "rooting out this violence and threat to our community.''
Biddeford Oil Company Targeted By Attorney General (WCSH 6 Portland)
AUGUSTA (ASSOCIATED PRESS)--Maine's attorney general is trying to freeze the assets of the owner of a Biddeford-based oil company that failed to honor customers' prepaid oil contracts.
Attorney General Offers Crime proposals to Legislature (KWWL Iowa)
Attorney General Tom Miller is out with his wish list of crime proposals for the Legislature. They include measures for prosecuting child sex offenders and blocking the sale of guns to people who've been committed to a mental institution.
Abducted: Palestinian attorney collecting settlement from Palestinian Development Fund (World Tribune)
RAMALLAH — Palestinian Authority officials are suspected of involvement in the abduction of a West Bank attorney. A Palestinian attorney who won a case against the Palestinian Development Fund was abducted as she entered Ramallah to collect a check for her client.
Prominent San Diego Attorney Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison (FOX 6 News San Diego)
A once prominent attorney from Rancho Santa Fe has been sentenced in Los Angeles to a two-year federal prison term for paying a man to serve as a plaintiff in...
Lawyer Sentenced In Scheme Involving Paid Witnesses (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A lawyer who once dominated the class-action lawsuit system was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to a two-year federal prison term for paying someone to act as a plaintiff in multiple securities lawsuits.
Lawyer Says He'll Show Doctors Caused John Ritter's Death (Fox News)
A lawyer representing John Ritter's family told a jury Monday he would show that doctors caused the actor's death by an improper diagnosis and substandard treatment.
Lawyer seeks text messages, GPS coordinates from night stripper died (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer today said he will seek text messages from every City of Detroit employee sent during a 4-hour window on the night a stripper known as Strawberry was shot dead in the city.
Ritter family lawyer: 'They did everything wrong' (CNN.com)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A lawyer for John Ritter's family told a jury Monday that he would show doctors caused the actor's death by an improper diagnosis and substandard treatment.
Class-action attorney Lerach sentenced to two years in prison (San Francisco Chronicle)
Attorney William Lerach, whose firm once dominated the area of shareholder class action suits and won billions from companies such as Enron, was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday for conspiring to conceal kickbacks to clients. Lerach, 61,...
Attorney: 9/11 death penalty trial could create 'nightmare scenario' (CNN.com)
The trials planned for six suspects in the 9/11 attacks -- in which the government proposes to seek the death penalty -- could be unfair and could leave Khalid Shaikh Mohammed looking like a martyr to his supporters, a former U.S. Navy attorney said Monday.
Lawyer gets jail for kickback scheme over investor lawsuits (USA Today)
A lawyer hailed by some shareholders and reviled by many Fortune 500 firms was sentenced today to two years in federal prison for a kickback scheme in class-action lawsuits that netted his former firm about $250 million. William Lerach (photo),...
Ex-Deputy Suing Aguirre To Run For City Attorney (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre faces another re-election challenger: a former deputy who is suing him on the grounds of sexual harassment. Watch Video
Florida lawyer charged over handshake (Daily Telegraph)
A lawyer has been charged with assault after shaking hands with the prosecuting counsel so hard that she allegedly almost ripped her arm from its socket.
Pettitte's lawyer talking with House committee about skipping Wednesday's hearing (Asbury Park Press)
Andy Pettitte's lawyer has been in discussions with congressional staff to have the New York Yankees pitcher dropped from the witness list at a House committee hearing about Roger Clemens.
Search for Collier County attorney, other items on meeting agenda (Naples Daily News)
Collier County commissioners at their meeting today will hear an update on the search for a new county attorney. At commissioners’ Jan. 29 meeting, 10 applicants were presented from a pool of 27 that applied by the deadline.