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Lawyer fined for stealing (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
An ex-Butler County lawyer has been placed on probation and fined $1,000 for stealing from a West Chester law firm that formerly employed him.
New: Attorney General Lisa Madigan gives birth (Lake County News Sun)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is a mother for the second time. She gave birth this morning to Lucy Lillian Madigan Byrnes. Lucy weighs in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and is 20-inches long.
Former East High student hires private lawyer (Deseret Morning News)
A plea deal that had been in the works for an East High student charged with sex crimes involving young children is off because the young man's parents plan to get rid of the teen's current lawyer and hire someone else.
Lawyer: Man may not have been criminally responsible in killing (7 News Boston)
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The lawyer for a Great Barrington man accused of killing his minister wife likely will offer an insanity defense, arguing that his client should not be held criminally responsible for his actions.
k1060 BC-KS-Morrison-Attorney 03-11 0149 (Hays Daily News)
Eds: APNewsNow. Will be led. OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- Two attorneys from Olathe have been appointed as special prosecutors in a criminal misconduct case against former Attorney General Paul Morrison.
Bennett named Pinellas County attorney (St. Petersburg Times)
CLEARWATER - Jim Bennett is the new county attorney for Pinellas County. Bennett has been the acting attorney since Susan Churuti was fired in the wake of the Jim Smith land deal fiasco. The County Commission chose Bennett today from...
Colorado woman facing a $1,000 fine for dyeing her poodle pink hires lawyer (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOULDER, Colo. - A Boulder woman facing a $1,000 fine for dyeing her poodle pink has hired a lawyer to fight the charge in court. Joy Douglas says she dyed Cici, her white miniature poodle, to call attention to breast cancer. She says she used beet juice and Kool-Aid.
Attorney in Spears case appeals conservatorship (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An attorney who claims to represent pop star Britney Spears has filed an appeal challenging the conservatorship that gave the troubled singer's father control of her personal and business affairs.
Shut up about Patel - lawyer tells Bligh (Adelaide Now)
A LEADING civil liberties lawyer says it will be extremely difficult for Dr Jayant Patel to get a fair trial in Queensland, after comments by Premier Anna Bligh.
Harassed lawyer to get record £13m award (Daily Telegraph)
A City lawyer who was left too ill to work after alleged bullying and harassment at her office is in line for record sex discrimination compensation of more than £13 million, it has been disclosed.
Lawyer seeks £13m sex bias damages (Financial Times)
A top City lawyer is seeking a record £13m after winning a sex discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the fund manager F&C Asset Management.
Local Attorney Murdered, Body Dumped In Metro East (FOX 2 News St. Louis)
A trusted attorney who worked in the St. Louis County Counsel's office, Luke Meiners, has been murdered and his body dumped in wooded area in the Metro East. His co-workers noticed that Luke Meiners wasn't at work on Friday but they are using flex time so didn't think much of it. When he didn’t show up on Monday they became very concerned and called his family who in turn called police.
Lawyer in airport Taser incident raps lack of funding for him at inquest (CNews)
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The Kamloops lawyer representing the mother of a Polish man who died after being stunned by a police Taser at Vancouver airport says he's been denied funding to participate in a coroner's inquest into the death.
Attorney's contract, pay cut approved in Indian River County (Vero Press Journal)
County commissioners Tuesday accepted County Attorney Will Collins' offer to renew his annual contract with a 6 percent salary cut.
Judge to Decide if Miami Attorney Helped Hide Illegal Bank Activity (Law.com)
Miami attorney Carlos Loumiet covered up crimes at Miami's Hamilton Bank in an ostensibly independent investigation before the bank was shut down for fraud, a lawyer said Tuesday in closing arguments at his civil regulatory trial. But Loumiet attorney Alan Greer asserted the U.S. Office of Comptroller of the Currency failed to prove any cover-up. An administrative law judge must determine ...
Ashcroft defends U.S. attorney deal (The Washington Times)
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft sharply disputed accusations yesterday by Democrats that his firm received a...
Attorney's killing not random crime, Plantation police say (Sun-Sentinel)
Lead seen as 'very promising' in Plantation attorney's death Detectives no longer think that a murdered Plantation labor attorney was the victim of a random robbery, the city's police chief said Tuesday.
Attorney-general under fire on graft case (Financial Times)
A proposed maiden prosecution relating to alleged corruption overseas involving a British company official has been held up for more than four months at the attorney-general’s office, triggering criticism that London is again dragging its feet in tackling accusations of graft.
Chinese civil rights activist to be tried soon on subversion charge, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
An outspoken Chinese civil rights activist who dedicated himself to chronicling the plight of other dissidents will be tried soon on a subversion charge, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Visitation, service set for slain lawyer (Miami Herald)
Funeral arrangements have been completed for Melissa Britt Lewis, a prominent Fort Lauderdale lawyer whose body was found in canal last week.
Trial asks whether lawyer helped hide fraud (Miami Herald)
The career of Miami lawyer Carlos Loumiet was on the line as attorneys wrapped up arguments Tuesday in a case that centers on his alleged role in concealing bank fraud at Hamilton Bank before its 2002 seizure.
Uganda: City Lawyer Wants Law to Define Tenant (AllAfrica.com)
TENANTS should pay rent based on the size of land, its location and the development on it, a prominent Kampala lawyer, Peter Muliira, yesterday told Parliament.
Evans' attorney questions proof (San Francisco Chronicle)
Jessie Evans' attorney said Tuesday that if USF has evidence that the deposed basketball coach broke any NCAA rules, the school should reveal it. A day after USF attorney Michael Vartain said Evans had committed "multiple secondary NCAA violations," Evans'...
Attorney general sues Phoenixville oil business (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Accusing a Chester County heating-oil business of victimizing customers twice, state Attorney General Tom Corbett said a civil lawsuit was filed against the firm yesterday in Montgomery County Court.
City attorney race gets testy quickly at inaugural forum (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO – Laughter came fast and furious at the first forum to feature the full slate of candidates for the San Diego city attorney's race, but like most City Hall skirmishes lately, it came darkly and at the expense of others.
Attorney General To Argue a Case Before High Court (Washington Post)
Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey, who spent most of his adult life as a federal prosecutor and a judge, will return to the courtroom later this month to argue a case before the Supreme Court, officials said yesterday.
5 candidates in running for Hollywood's next city attorney (Miami Herald)
Hollywood is set to interview five people, including two current city employees, to decide who will become its next city attorney.
Attorney wants DA off baby-selling case (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - March 12, 2008 7:54 AM ET CLINTON, La. (AP) - The attorney for a woman accused of trying to arrange the sale of her newborn son has filed a motion District Court to have East...
Clark takes over as POA staff attorney (NWAnews.com)
BELLA VISTA — The Bella Vista Property Owners Association has named Chastity Clark its new staff attorney. (Benton County Daily Record)
Police: Lawyer's Death Not Random Attack (NBC 6 Miami)
Police said Tuesday that they believe a lawyer whose body was found in a Plantation canal was not the victim of a random robbery.
No legal basis to remove Servaas, his lawyer writes (The Grand Rapids Press)
ROCKFORD -- An attempt to remove Rockford District Judge Steven Servaas from the bench has deteriorated to vitriol because the head of the Judicial Tenure Commission has no legal argument to advance, a lawyer for the judge said Tuesday in court documents.
Wife of missing Muslim human rights lawyer wants ousted Thai PM Thaksin to testify (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
The wife of a missing Muslim human rights lawyer urged Thai authorities Wednesday to have former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra testify on her husband's disappearance and presumed murder four years ago.
Victim's lawyer alleges cop 'coverup' (Vancouver Province)
New Westminster police and the RCMP are guilty of a "whitewash and a coverup" in the probe of a cop who shot and killed a teen in a stolen vehicle, a lawyer told a coroner's inquest yesterday.
MCOT English News : DSI asked to be discrete over missing Muslim lawyer's case (MCOT - English News By Thai News Agency)
BANGKOK, March 12 (TNA) - On the fourth anniversary of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit's dissappearance, his wife Angkhana on Tuesday urged the Thai government and the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to handle the case with sincerity.
Lawyer says recent khat sentencing not the first in Pa. (phillyburbs.com)
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A lawyer from the Philadelphia suburbs has challenged a judge's assertion that he issued the first sentence in Pennsylvania for possession of a drug commonly used in parts of Africa and the Middle East.
Lawyer: Ramona unfit for trial (The Des Moines Register)
Embattled former CIETC chief Ramona Cunningham remains in fragile mental condition and is unable to take part in her upcoming federal fraud trial, Cunningham’s lawyer argues in court paperwork filed this morning.
Attorney general plans rare appearance before high court (CNN.com)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey will rely on his experience dealing with high-profile terrorism trials when he argues a case before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month.
Hurstbourne city attorney steps down (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Foster Haunz has resigned as city attorney for Hurstbourne after 25 years, and the city has hired John Singler as its city attorney.
Escort's Attorney: $5,500 Was Supposed to Buy Anonymity (ABC News)
Attorney says "exorbitant" prices are for escort clients' low-profile visits.
Defense Lawyer Accuses Mother In Death Of Nixzmary (WCBS-TV New York)
Ignoring evidence against the "demented" mother, investigators instead framed the stepfather in the notorious torture and beating death of Nixzmary Brown, a defense lawyer said Wednesday in closing arguments of the man's murder trial.
Rockwall DA's defense attorney tries to cast doubt on theft accusations (Dallas Morning News)
Ray Sumrow’s defense attorney tried to poke holes in the theft case against the longtime Rockwall County district attorney this morning by producing computer parts that appear identical to some of those that prosecutors allege were stolen.
High-priced attorney to stay on case (11:19 a.m.) (The Record)
STOCKTON – An attorney representing a former Stockton chiropractor charged with insurance fraud will be paid from the San Joaquin County general fund, a judge said today clarifying an earlier order.
Attorney general to argue at high court (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey will argue a case before the Supreme Court this month, honoring a custom that his two predecessors ignored.
U.S. attorney general to argue Ressam case before Supreme Court (Seattle Times)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey has decided to personally argue the case of Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam before the Supreme Court.
Attorney general to argue Ressam case at high court (KOMO Seattle)
Michael Mukasey will be the first attorney general since Janet Reno to represent the government at the high court. He will ask the justices to reinstate the conviction of would-be millennium bomber Ahmed Ressam, who was caught in Port Angeles.
Lawyer: 'Demented' Mother Did It (WCBS 880 New York)
Ignoring evidence against the ``demented'' mother, investigators instead framed the stepfather in the notorious torture and beating death of Nixzmary Brown, a defense lawyer said Wednesday in closing arguments of the man's murder trial. READ MORE>>
Neways' founders, lawyer's sentences upheld by appeals court (Provo Daily Herald)
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the income tax fraud and tax evasion convictions of Neways' founders, Thomas and Leslie DeeAnn Mower, and their former corporate lawyer, James Thompson.
Attorney General to Argue at High Court (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Michael Mukasey will argue a case before the Supreme Court this month, honoring a custom that his two predecessors ignored.
Man convicted of stabbing lawyer found guilty of rape (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A convicted rapist who stabbed his own lawyer in a trial last year has been found guilty of the 1995 rape of a Boston woman. A jury on Tuesday found Che Sosa guilty...
Man convicted of stabbing lawyer found guilty of rape (Boston Globe)
A convicted rapist who stabbed his own lawyer in a trial last year has been found guilty of the 1995 rape of a Boston woman.