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Separate attorney sought for Pittsburgh council (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The head of a deeply divided Pittsburgh City Council wants to hire an independent attorney to buck legal opinions he doesn't like from the city solicitor.
Top appellate lawyer is new chief justice From outsider to head of the state Supreme Court (Pioneer Press)
The lawyer in charge of vetting Minnesota judicial candidates will soon become the state's top judge.
Legislators want U.S. attorney to ovesee a probe of EnCap (The Star-Ledger)
Even as calls intensified yesterday for a criminal investigation into the $1 billion EnCap project, some state legislators said the attorney general may be the wrong one to do it.
Attorney: Trustee's fate is Carpentervsille board's call (Daily Herald)
For the first time since Carpentersville Trustee Paul Humpfer was convicted on four counts of misdemeanor domestic battery, the village's attorney has provided legal guidance to the village board.
Attorney may try to move deputy's trial (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Citing intense publicity surrounding the case, the attorney for a former St. John the Baptist Parish deputy charged with rape is considering asking a judge to move the location of the trial.
Wife: Jealousy was motive in attorney's killing (Miami Herald)
The motive behind the killing of Fort Lauderdale attorney Melissa Britt Lewis is pure and simple, according to her best friend. Jealousy.
Lawyer accused of tampering (The Columbus Dispatch)
A prominent Chillicothe lawyer is charged with creating false documents and advising a witness not to testify while defending a client in a theft investigation.
KERIK HIRES NEW LAWYER (New York Post)
Former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has a new lawyer in his corner as he battles federal corruption charges, The Post has learned. After nearly two months of interviewing prospective lawyers, Kerik retained Barry Berke, who has a wealth of...
BELL-BULLET CLAIM A TALL TALE: LAWYER (New York Post)
If an NYPD laser expert's calculations are correct, one of the cops who fired at groom-to-be Sean Bell was shooting from 14 feet in the air, a defense lawyer charged yesterday. Paul Martin, who represents Detective Marc Cooper in the sensational...
Attorney for Texans WR Jones says DWI charge won't hold up (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for Jacoby Jones says he expects evidence to exonerate the Houston Texans wide receiver. Jones was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after police stopped him near downtown Houston. He's free on $500 bond.
Attorney for Texans WR Jones says DWI charge won't hold up (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - March 18, 2008 6:35 AM ET HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for Jacoby Jones says he expects evidence to exonerate the Houston Texans wide receiver.
Heather Mills wins £24m then chucks water over Sir Paul McCartney's lawyer (Daily Mirror)
Raging Heather Mills tipped a glass of water over the head of Sir Paul McCartney's lawyer yesterday after winning a £24.3million divorce deal.
N.C. lawyer asks court to dismiss warrant against 81-year-old prison escapee (Asheville Citizen-Times)
CLINTON -- A lawyer says he has filed a motion to dismiss the Maryland warrant that resulted in federal marshals arresting an ailing 81-year-old prison escapee.
Mucca soaks Sir Paul's lawyer (News Of The World)
FUMING Heather Mills threw a cup of water over Paul McCartney's lawyer after she left court with a £24.3m divorce payout.
Death Investigation Turned Over to State's Attorney (FOX Springfield)
Authorities say the investigation into the death of a Taylorville man has been turned over to the Christian County State's Attorney. Story Provided By ABC Newschannel 20
Missouri Department of Natural Resources Seeks Boonville Bridge E-mails from Attorney General's Office (Kansas City InfoZine)
Yesterday Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Doyle Childers requested e-mails related to the Boonville Bridge and the lawsuit from the Attorney General's Office.
Heather Mills - Mills Soaks Mccartneys Lawyer In Court (ContactMusic)
LATEST: HEATHER MILLS reportedly threw a glass of water over SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's lawyer during their divorce showdown on Monday (17Mar08). Mills won $33 million ...
Plantation attorney's suspected killer to be extradited to Broward (7 News Miami)
MIAMI -- The man accused of killing a Plantation attorney making an appearance in Miami-Dade County Court.
LA's U.S. Attorney dismantles public integrity unit (The Fresno Bee)
The U.S. attorney in Los Angeles has dismantled his public integrity unit and assigned its 17 lawyers to the organized crime and major fraud sections.
Mills soaked McCartney's lawyer (BBC News)
Heather Mills admits pouring a jug of water over the head of Sir Paul McCartney's lawyer Fiona Shackleton.
Man Sentenced In Crash That Killed Lawyer (WCVB Boston)
A Westfield man convicted in a DUI crash that killed a prominent lawyer in Northampton has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison.
Man sentenced in crash that killed Northampton lawyer (Boston Herald)
NORTHAMPTON - A Westfield man convicted in a DUI crash that killed a prominent lawyer in Northampton has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison. Hampshire Superior...
Lawyer requests $4.4 million for suing Harris County (Houston Chronicle)
Lloyd Kelley, the Houston lawyer who won a $1.7 million civil-rights settlement for two brothers who took photos of a 2002 drug raid, has asked a federal judge for $4.4 million in attorney's fees.
Attorney Gina L. DeRossi, Bristol County Register of Probate candidate (The Standard-Times)
Name: Attorney Gina L. DeRossiAge: Born May 8, 1971Address: 224 Old Westport Road, DartmouthOffice Sought: Bristol County Register of Probate
Furious Mills throws water over McCartney's lawyer - report (+video) (The New Zealand Herald)
LONDON - Heather Mills threw a glass of water over the coiffured hair of Sir Paul McCartney's lawyer after McCartney was ordered to pay her just 24.3 million pounds ($61 million) to settle their divorce, according to British media reports.
Virginia Attorney General’s office adds U.S. anti-gang prosecutor (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) - A federal prosecutor assigned to fight gang activity in the Shenandoah Valley will continue his work with the Virginia attorney general’s office.
Mills admits drenching lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
HEATHER Mills has hit out at a judge's comments in his ruling on her divorce from Paul McCartney and admits pouring a jug of water over the lawyer representing the former Beatle.
Mills admits drenching McCartney's lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Heather Mills on Tuesday hit out at a judge's comments in his ruling on her divorce from Paul McCartney and admitted pouring a jug of water over the lawyer representing the former Beatle.
Ex-NYPD commish hires replacement for disqualified lawyer (AM New York)
The new defense lawyer for Bernard Kerik says he's looking forward to restoring the reputation of the former New York City police commissioner.
Attorney: No quit in tank farm fight (L'Observateur)
LAPLACE – St. John attorney Geri Baloney said she is not the least bit deterred by a judge’s ruling last Thursday that did not grant a stay in the construction plans for a company preparing to build a tank farm in Garyville.
Crumbly attorney responds to claims in Senate case (Forrest City Times-Herald)
With one week remaining before the Arkansas Senate’s State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee holds the first ever hearing regarding a senatorial election contest, the attorney for Sen. Jack Crumbly is alleging that a brief filed late last month by Arnell Willis’ attorney Mike Easley includes several allegations he claims are untrue.
Carona Loses Longtime Attorney (FOX 11 News Los Angeles)
Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona has lost his longtime criminal defense attorney because he can't afford to pay him.
N.C.lawyer to challenge warrant in Md. case (The News & Observer)
A lawyer in North Carolina says he has filed a motion to dismiss the Maryland warrant that resulted in federal marshals arresting an ailing 81-year-old prison escapee.
Miami attorney who quit seeks Hollywood job (Miami Herald)
Former Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez resigned last month under a legal cloud, with his severance severed and a restriction from local prosecutors that he not seek government employment in Miami-Dade County for up to a year.
Attorney General Shuts Down Alleged Mortgage Scam Artists (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A half-dozen lending companies were shut down Tuesday by the state Attorney General's Office on grounds they had pushed homeowners into "illegal and unconscionable loans."
Attorney General Shuts Down 7 Lending Companies (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The state Attorney General's Office Tuesday shut down seven lending companies that allegedly pushed homeowners into "illegal and unconscionable loans." In a lawsuit filed Monday under seal in Los Angeles Superior Court, the California Attorney General's Office alleges that Lifetime Financial, Nations Mortgage, Greenleaf Lending, Virtual Escrow, Olympic Escrow and Direct Credit Solutions used ...
Man sentenced in crash that killed Northampton lawyer (Boston Globe)
A Westfield man convicted in a DUI crash that killed a prominent lawyer in Northampton has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison.
Anna Nicole Lawyer: Didn't Think Her Son Was Abusing Drugs (Fox News)
Anna Nicole Smith's longtime lawyer and companion told a court Tuesday he was surprised to learn an overdose killed the Playboy playmate's son, saying he never suspected the young man was abusing drugs.
Patel is not a flight risk - lawyer (Perth Now)
THE lawyer for Dr Jayant Patel has told a US court that the former Bundaberg hospital surgeon is not a flight risk and should be released on bail.
Hicks may stay silent: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 Finance)
David Hicks's lawyer says the freed terrorism supporter may choose never to tell his story.
Hicks may stay silent: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
David Hicks's lawyer says the freed terrorism supporter may choose never to tell his story.
Rockwall District Attorney Ray Sumrow admits to errors, not wrongdoing (Dallas Morning News)
Rockwall County District Attorney Ray Sumrow admitted being a bad record keeper but denied any wrongdoing related to expenditures from a fund that supplements his office's operations.
Woman who was shot by off-duty cop hires attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A woman who was shot by an off-duty San Diego police officer in an apparent road rage incident has retained an attorney, Oceanside police said Tuesday.
Arkansas Attorney General Shuts Down "Payday" Lenders (Eyewitness News Memphis)
Tuesday, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel demanded 156 "payday' lenders close their doors and forgive their outstanding loans.
Royal Caribbean Sues for Attorney Fees (Law.com)
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is suing attorney Jay Wingate to recover about $1 million in attorney fees, alleging his firm used misrepresentation to settle 23 worker-injury cases with the cruise line. Lawyers for the company pressed their claim after effectively forcing Wingate off of 77 other admiralty cases. Royal Caribbean claimed a Wingate paralegal and investigator paid kickbacks to a ...
B-N lawyer named PrairieThunder president (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Bloomington PrairieThunder owner Tony Lisman announced Tuesday that Bloomington lawyer Tim Leighton has been named president of the team.
Former rights lawyer eyes Taiwan presidency (The Star)
TAIPEI (Reuters) - From rights lawyer to mayor of Taiwan's second largest city, presidential candidate Frank Hsieh hopes to consolidate his Democratic Progressive Party's hold on power following its first president, Chen Shui-bian.
Attorney named to Allegheny County Council (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Attorney Amanda Green was appointed Tuesday to the Allegheny County Council seat left vacant when Brenda Frazier resigned to run for the state House.
Defendant entrapped in case of underage prostitute, attorney says (Sun-Sentinel)
Jury deliberates in the case of underage escort The attorney for a West Palm Beach man accused of arranging to have sex with a teen prostitute in Costa Rica told jurors Tuesday his client was entrapped by a determined undercover agent who kept hounding him.
Underbelly brief: lawyer Zarah fights on (Sydney Morning Herald)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson wins partial victory in fight for practising certificate.