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Attorney general: Kilpatrick should quit for lying, using racial epithet (Detroit Free Press)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is a liar and a race-baiter who's unfit for office and should resign for the community's good.
Missing lawyer's wife: Thaksin should testify (Bangkok Post)
The wife of missing Muslim lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit wants former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to testify as a witness in the case of her husband's mysterious disappearance.
Thailand: Wife Of Missing Muslim Human Rights Lawyer Wants Ousted Thai PM Thaksin To Testify (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
BANGKOK, THAILAND: The wife of a missing Muslim human rights lawyer urged Thai authorities Wednesday (12 Mar) to have former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra testify on her husband's disappearance and presumed murder four years ago.
Lawyer: Federal documents raise new questions about toxins in trailers for Katrina victims (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW ORLEANS - Federal officials issued trailers to Hurricane Katrina victims even though some workplace safety tests detected high levels of formaldehyde at government staging areas for the structures just weeks after the storm, a lawyer for hundreds of occupants said Wednesday.
Incoming Elmhurst College president is lawyer, theologian (Chicago Tribune)
The incoming president of Elmhurst College is a lawyer, theologian and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
Lawsuit Says Real Estate Attorney Took Client for $2 Million (Law.com)
A Miami Beach real estate attorney is being sued for allegedly pocketing from her trust account more than $2 million that a client had set aside for condominium purchases. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Victoria S. Sigler signed an order last week freezing attorney Sally N. Sawh's assets and issuing a subpoena for records on two bank accounts with Regions Bank. The suit alleges fraud, breach of ...
Perry picks Dallas lawyer to lead workforce commission (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry appointed GOP stalwart and Dallas lawyer Tom Pauken chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission on Wednesday, which drew immediate criticism from state labor leaders.
Soil Switch and Swap Attorney Plans on Building ‘Gateway Park’ (Guilford Courier)
An attorney who grew up in Clinton and has called it home ever since hopes to build a small “Gateway to Clinton” park in a land-swap deal with the town on a piece of property off East Main Street.
Two men charged with murder of lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
St. Louis — Prosecutors accused two men Wednesday — one of them with a violent criminal history — of the stabbing and strangulation of lawyer Luke Meiners.
Lawyer denies provoking cops (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A lawyer who alleges that he was beaten by New Orleans police officers who mistakenly fingered him as a pickpocket testified Tuesday that he did nothing to provoke the December 2006 incident on a French Quarter street.
Powerful lawyer, mother of 3, a woman scorned (Daily Herald)
Harvard Law graduate Silda Wall Spitzer succeeded as a hard-charging corporate lawyer, then raised three daughters and supported the ambitions of her husband, Eliot, as he became New York's attorney general and then governor.
Lawsuit Says Real Estate Attorney Took Client for $2 Million (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Miami Beach real estate attorney is being sued for allegedly pocketing from her trust account more than $2 million that a client had set aside for condominium purchases. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Victoria S.
Perry picks Dallas lawyer to lead workforce commission (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry appointed GOP stalwart and Dallas lawyer Tom Pauken chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission on Wednesday, which drew immediate criticism from state labor leaders.
Jailed former lawyer faces theft charge (Post-Tribune)
Former lawyer and elected official Michael B. Haughee, who is serving a one-year jail term for sexual battery, has been charged in Lake Superior Court with theft.
Lawyer challenges Spears ruling (BBC News)
A lawyer claiming to represent Britney Spears challenges a court ruling that puts her father in control of her affairs.
Attorney's death leaves family mystified (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- He was a high-profile Staten Island attorney with a successful law practice, a loving wife and two beautiful children. So why would Barney Giventer take his own life?
Attorney general: Kilpatrick should quit for lying, using N-word (Crain's Detroit Business)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick should resign because he's a liar and a race-baiter "on par with David Duke and George Wallace" and no longer fit for office.
Aretha says attorney's mistake pushes mansion into foreclosure (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
DETROIT -- Aretha Franklin could lose her home to tax collectors. The singer says an attorney's mistake caused her $700,000 mansion in Detroit to slip into foreclosure over $445...
Attorney says former CIETC boss not ready for trial (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - March 13, 2008 8:14 AM ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for the former top executive of a Des Moines-based job training agency says she is still not ready for...
U.S. 'manufactured story' on 2002 Afghan gunbattle: Khadr's lawyer (CBC)
A military commander 'retroactively altered' a report of a gunbattle in Afghanistan in 2002 to redirect blame for a U.S. soldier's death to Omar Khadr, Khadr's defence lawyer alleged Thursday.
Aretha says attorney's mistake pushes mansion into foreclosure (FOX 2 News Detroit)
Aretha Franklin could lose her home to tax collectors. The singer says an attorney's mistake caused her $700,000 mansion in Detroit to slip into foreclosure over $445 in 2005 taxes and late fees.
Lawyer urges SocGen trader's release (CNN.com)
The French trader accused of massive fraud at banking giant Societe Generale is to appear at a hearing Friday at which his lawyer says he will press for his client's release.
Wyatt attorney named chairman of Legal Aid's 2008 campaign (BizJournals)
Kevin J. Hable, an attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been named chairman of the Legal Aid Society's 2008 "Justice for All" fund-raising campaign.
Michael Jackson's Lawyer Says Deal Will Save Neverland (Fox News)
Michael Jackson reached an 11th-hour deal to refinance his troubled Neverland Ranch, his lawyer said Thursday, avoiding a public auction of the property that had been scheduled next week.
Attorney General says state can ban smoking in Indian casinos (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says in a legal opinion that the state can expand its smoking ban to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.
Court suspends attorney Kutun's license (Miami Herald)
The Florida Bar on Thursday announced the state's Supreme Court has disciplined a former North Miami city attorney who pleaded guilty last year to charges related to having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute.
Michael Jackson lawyer says deal struck to stop Neverland auction (CBS 47 Fresno)
Michael Jackson's lawyer says the singer has reached an 11th-hour deal to refinance his Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, avoiding a public auction of the property that had been scheduled...
Deputy's lawyer says fatigue may have play role in crash (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - March 13, 2008 2:34 PM ET CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - The lawyer for a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy who struck and killed two bicyclists says fatigue may have played a...
Rockwall County DA's attorney calls theft investigation 'sloppy' 1:28 PM CT (Dallas Morning News)
Ray Sumrow’s defense attorney continued his assault Thursday morning on the theft case against the longtime Rockwall County district attorney, bringing Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Goelden to the witness stand for a third day.
Deputy's Lawyer: Fatigue May Have Caused Fatal South Bay Crash (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The lawyer for a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy who struck and killed two bicyclists says fatigue may have played a prominent role in the crash.
Attorney says Ark man put infant in microwave to protect her (FOX 16 Little Rock)
An Arkansas man who claims he was insane when he injured his infant daughter placed her in a microwave oven to keep himself from harming the 2-month-old, his attorney told...
Liberty, IAC in Talks to Settle Dispute, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Liberty Media Corp., the company controlled by billionaire John Malone , and IAC/InterActiveCorp are in talks to settle their dispute over a planned spinoff, an IAC lawyer testified.
Attorney General: State Can Ban Smoking In Indian Casinos (NBC 30 Connecticut)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said in a legal opinion that the state can expand its smoking ban to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.
Attorney General says state can ban smoking in Indian casinos (Norwalk Advocate)
The Connecticut General Assembly can extend the state's smoking ban to the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Thursday in a formal legal opinion.
School board attorney challenges AG Shurtleff (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:45 PM- An attorney for the state school board is running for state attorney general. Board attorney Jean Hill filed as a Democrat Thursday to run against Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, a Republican.
U.S. falsely implicates Guantanamo prisoner: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. military report on a battle in which a U.S. soldier died in Afghanistan was altered after the fact to falsely blame a young Canadian prisoner, his lawyer said on Thursday.
U.S. falsely implicates Guantanamo prisoner: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. military report on a battle in which a U.S. soldier died in Afghanistan was altered after the fact to falsely blame a young Canadian prisoner, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Conman lawyer jailed (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A Wellington lawyer who conned clients out of $200,000 was today jailed for two years three months.
Court suspends attorney Kutun's license (Miami Herald)
The Florida Bar on Thursday announced that the state Supreme Court has disciplined a former North Miami city attorney who pleaded guilty last year to charges related to having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute.
Lawyer says he'll force silent B.C. Ferry crew to talk about sinking disaster (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
VICTORIA - A Vancouver lawyer who launched a class-action lawsuit after the Queen of the North ferry sank says he has the power to force silent BC Ferries crew members to talk and he intends to use it.
Fraudster lawyer jailed for two years (Stuff)
A lawyer who once held public figures up to scrutiny over double dipping and high pensions has been jailed for more than two years for stealing from clients.
Aretha Says Attorney's Mistake Pushes Mansion into Foreclosure (FOX 2 News Detroit)
The singer says an attorney's mistake caused her $700,000 mansion in Detroit to slip into foreclosure over $445 in 2005 taxes and late fees.
Michael Jackson lawyer says deal struck to stop Neverland auction (The Star)
LOS OLIVOS, California (AP): Michael Jackson reached an 11th-hour deal to refinance his troubled Neverland Ranch, his lawyer said, avoiding a public auction of the property that had been scheduled next week.
Minor car accidents create political trouble for District Attorney Craig Watkins (Dallas Morning News)
Since becoming Dallas County's district attorney, Democrat Craig Watkins has received notice and praise across the country – primarily for agreeing to test DNA evidence on the chance of freeing the wrongfully convicted.
Democrats Vie To Be Oregon's Next Attorney General (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - The two Democrats battling it out to be Oregon's next attorney general have vowed to increase the role of the state's top prosecutor to help protect consumers and the environment.
Judge to Lawyer: Get a Shovel, Get Job (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
A former lawyer convicted of stealing from clients has been told by a judge to get a job, even if it means shoveling snow off roofs. John Frankenfield appeared before a judge in Auburn after being accused of violating a condition of probation.
Bush names P.V. attorney ambassador to Finland (East Valley Tribune)
President Bush nominated Paradise Valley attorney and education advocate Barbara McConnell Barrett to be U.S. ambassador to Finland on Thursday.
U.S.Attorney: No Deal Cut in Spitzer Case (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney says there is no deal with Eliot Spitzer, even though the Democratic governor is resigning his office. U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia just said in statement that "There is no agreement between this Office and Governor Eliot Spitzer."
Palmetto attorney faces reprimand (Bradenton Herald)
A Palmetto attorney was among 19 lawyers disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court, a news release from the Florida Bar announced Thursday.
DA: Alex Midyette's attorney may have conflict of interest (Boulder Daily Camera)
Prosecutors allege attorney Paul McCormick can't defend Alex Midyette because he initially represented Midyette's wife, Molly.