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Gangland lawyer in legal win (Daily Telegraph)
A GLAMOUR lawyer - well known for defending Melbourne gangland criminals and for romances with underworld figures - has enjoyed a court win.
Royal Caribbean Sues for Attorney Fees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Defendant entrapped in case of underage prostitute, attorney says (Sun-Sentinel)
Defense: Offer for teen was entrapment 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.
Accused officer gets top attorney (The Monterey County Herald)
A Long Beach police sergeant charged with assaulting a security guard at a Monterey hotel has hired a high-powered Southern California defense attorney best known for his successful defenses of police officers charged with beating suspects. Orange County lawyer John D.
LAWYER GOES ANIMAL ON FOES (New York Post)
IT'S Delta House to the defense! In his upcoming memoir, "How Can You Defend Those People?," lawyer Mickey Sherman confesses he bases his courtroom strategy on a rousing frat-boy speech in "Animal House." Sherman, whose clients have included Michael...
Lawyer takes selectman to court (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
TEMPLETON - Gardner lawyer Scott Graves, who already has a lawsuit pending against the town for breach of contract, this week filed a defamation suit against Gerald Skelton, chairman of the Board of Selectmen.
Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office Returns $3.7 Million To Medicaid Program In Settlement With CVS/Caremark (Medical News Today)
The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, along with federal authorities, 23 other states, and the District of Columbia, entered into a settlement agreement with CVS/Caremark Corporation to settle allegations of billing improprieties.
Deltona attorney's pay sealed in 5-2 vote (Orlando Sentinel)
Deltona leaders have argued for months about hiring George Trovato as their permanent city attorney.
Underbelly brief: lawyer Zarah fights on (Nyngan Observer)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson won a partial victory today in her fight to have her practising certificate reinstated when the Victorian Court of Appeal granted her leave to re-apply to have the decision reviewed in the Supreme Court.
Ex-Miami city attorney sought Hollywood job (Miami Herald)
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.
Woman shot by off-duty policeman hires attorney (The Fresno Bee)
A woman shot by an off-duty San Diego police officer has hired an attorney and so far declined to speak with investigators, authorities said.
Toledo attorney who went missing to be sentenced today on false alarms charge (WKYC Cleveland)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- It's sentencing day for a Toledo attorney who police said made up a story that she was kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to Georgia.
Lawyer Links, LLC Introduces Topic Finder(TM) Tool to Its LawyerLinks Advantage(SM) Service (Centre Daily Times)
Lawyer Links, LLC introduced a new tool to its high profile online legal research service known as Advantage. Subscribers love the way content is organized on the Advantage by practice area channels like "Securities Litigation" and "Public Company." Now, with the new Topic Finder tool, Lawyer Links has delivered a means to achieve greater legal insights into Advantage's taxonomy structure ...
Lawyer For Nixzmary's Stepfather To Appeal Manslaughter Conviction (NY1 News)
The lawyer for Nixzmary Brown's stepfather says he will appeal the manslaughter conviction handed down to Cesar Rodriguez yesterday. After four days of "tense" deliberations, jurors acquitted Rodriguez of second-degree murder -- instead convicting him of first-degree manslaughter.
Attorney who went missing to be sentenced (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
It's sentencing day for a Toledo, Ohio, attorney who police said made up a story that she was kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to Georgia.
Anna Nicole Smith lawyer tells Bahamas court of shock over her son's drug death (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NASSAU, Bahamas - 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.
Lawyer asks for patience as N.L. cancer test inquiry begins (CBC)
Newfoundland and Labrador's judicial inquiry into faulty hormone receptor tests began Wednesday in St. John's with a plea for patience from commission lawyer Bern Coffey.
Lawyer 2B creates state school scheme (The Lawyer)
Lawyer 2B has launched a new scheme to help open up the legal profession to state school-educated sixth-formers. ...
Conman posed as his lawyer to cheat woman (Moldova.org)
A British conman who used his own lawyer's identity for a scam while he was awaiting trial has been sentenced to three years in prison.Roy Moyse appeared in Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing Tuesday. He was convicted of swindling several victims out of 115,000 pounds ($230,000).Investigators said most of Moyse's victims were women he met in bars and pubs. Once he had become friendly with ...
Conman posed as his lawyer to cheat woman (UPI)
A British conman who used his own lawyer's identity for a scam while he was awaiting trial has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Attorney: Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick intended money to go to Democrats 1:06 PM CT (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN - When House Speaker Tom Craddick gave $250,000 of his own campaign money to a long-dormant political action committee in January, he intended for the money to be funneled into the campaigns of four Democrats who were facing criticism for supporting him, his attorney said Wednesday.
Angola: Republic Attorney Blames Excess Preventive Custody On Shortage of Magistrates (AllAfrica.com)
Angola's Republic general attorney, João Maria de Sousa, Wednesday in Luanda mentioned the shortage of magistrates and judges as being responsible for the cases of excess preventive custody in the country.
Suspect In Attorney's Killing Relocated (Local 10 Miami)
The man accused of strangling an attorney whose body was found in a canal was transferred to the Broward Sheriff's Office's main jail Wednesday.
Attorney General pushes for more open meetings (Standard-Examiner)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says state lawmakers should stop meeting behind closed doors to discuss the public's business.
Milwaukee City Attorney Race Creates Sparks (Shepherd Express)
Langley and Colon fight to the finish Few people outside of the legal community have a solid grip on what, exactly, the Milwaukee city attorney does. But the office employs 64 people, has an annual budget of $7 million and provides legal advice and services for the city, the Milwaukee Public Schools, the police and fire departments...
Underbelly brief: lawyer Zarah fights on (Southern Highland News)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson won a partial victory today in her fight to have her practising certificate reinstated when the Victorian Court of Appeal granted her leave to re-apply to have the decision reviewed in the Supreme Court.
BSO says lawyer stole $250,000 from clients (Sun-Sentinel)
A personal injury lawyer authorities said stole from his clients' settlements has been arrested and disbarred, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Central Ohio caterer sued by attorney general's office (The Columbus Dispatch)
A Columbus company not only failed to bring enough food to events they were hired to cater, but those running the business also threatened disgruntled customers and even broke beer bottles on the floor of a wedding reception site, according to Attorney General Marc Dann.
Private investigator: District attorney is harming credibility of her office (Deseret Morning News)
A private investigator who has tracked Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller for months contends Miller is undermining the credibility of her office.
Helena attorney to challenge Mcgrath for chief justice post (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - March 19, 2008 4:54 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Helena attorney Ron Waterman says he is running for Montana Supreme Court chief justice against current Attorney General Mike...
Bubba, Lunsford Attorney Set For Major Announcement Tomorrow (FMQB)
After it was reported yesterday that Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem is being sued by rival Tampa morning show host Todd Schnitt (aka MJ Kelli ) of WFLZ , Bubba will now address another law suit with a live announcement on his show on Thursday, March 20. Tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. EST, Bubba will host Eric Block , the attorney for Mark Lunsford , on his program.
Dallas Lawyer Specializes in Animal Welfare and Rights (Dallas Observer)
Veterinary malpractice, wrongful canine death, lawsuits against unethical breeders—the legal system is going to the dogs. Attorney Yolanda Eisenstein specializes in "animal law." So far, she's the only lawyer in Dallas whose practice focuses on the rights, needs and welfare of pets.
Medical damages compo shouldn't be capped: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer representing former patients of Jayant Patel says legislation that restricts the amount of compensation paid to victims of medical mistakes needs to be reviewed.
Attorney questions ordinance governing sexually oriented businesses (WMCTV Memphis)
A Memphis attorney raised questions Wednesday about a new ordinance governing sexually oriented businesses in Shelby County.
Loophole lawyer considers suing Gwent Police for 'vendetta' against him (Daily Mail)
A celebrity lawyer who specialises in getting high-profile clients cleared of motoring offences is considering legal action against Gwent Police who he claims are waging a vendetta against him. Nick Freeman, whose clients include David Beckham, Jeremy Clarkson and Sir Alex Ferguson said a recent case brought by the police against him was an attempt to discredit him
Mark Andrews Jr., retired attorney and civic leader, dies at age 75 (The Daily News)
Mark Andrews Jr., a retired Kelso attorney and tree farmer, died Monday on one of his tree farms in the 3500 block of Mount Brynion Road, Kelso.
Attorney: Lankford Dumped Victim's Body In Ocean (KITV Honolulu)
A defense attorney says Masumi Watanabe died accidentally after falling out of his client's truck.
Lawyer in desegregation case runs for school board (The Kansas City Star)
Arthur A. Benson II, the lawyer who represented the schoolchildren in the Kansas City School District’s desegregation case, plans to run as a write-in candidate for the school board.
Lawyer in desegregation case runs for school board (The Kansas City Star)
Arthur A. Benson II, the lawyer who represented the schoolchildren in the Kansas City School District’s desegregation case, plans to run as a write-in candidate for the school board.
Attorney and civic leader dies at 85 (Winston-Salem Journal)
Calder Womble, an attorney who worked with many of Winston-Salem’s biggest companies and who helped city officials with downtown development in the 1980s, died yesterday. He was 85.
Attorney candidates spar over crime rate (The Florida Times-Union)
Prosecutors Jay Plotkin and Angela Corey, the two announced state attorney candidates, wasted no time sparring Wednesday on topics ranging from murders to bad check writers during their first major campaign appearance together.
Woman Involved In Shooting With Police Officer Hires Prominent Attorney (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
An alleged road rage victim hires a prominent SD attorney.
Disbarred lawyer jailed on fraud charges (Sun-Sentinel)
Father of Miami Heat player reportedly counted among at least seven victims They hired Patrick Joseph Dooley to help when auto accidents left them injured and in pain. Instead, the personal injury lawyer stole his clients' insurance settlement money, gave them the runaround and then disappeared, his alleged victims and the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Attorney pounces on contradictions (Daily Herald)
Not an inch. That's exactly what attorney Joseph Duffy is giving star witness Stuart Levine in his testimony against Duffy's client Antoin "Tony" Rezko.
Kerik hires new lawyer in criminal case (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik made a brief court appearance with his new lawyer yesterday in U.S. District Court in White Plains.
Palm Bay proposes 'transition' contract for city attorney (Florida Today)
Some Palm Bay City Council members want to reward city attorney Nicholas Tsamoutales' 30 years of service by allowing him to transition into retirement during the next five years with a promotion to "attorney emeritus" and a salary of $100,000 a year.
Helena lawyer opposes McGrath (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - Ron Waterman, a Helena lawyer of almost four decades, filed Wednesday to run for chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, providing opposition to Attorney General Mike McGrath.
Lawyer gets 7-year term for a $15M stock fraud (Courier-Post)
A Denver lawyer is heading to federal prison for seven years.
Joseph Carter, 38, Fort Lauderdale attorney and family man (Sun-Sentinel)
Joseph Carter had no problem yelling a one-liner in the middle of a silent, crowded elevator — he was as much a dedicated joker as he was a dedicated attorney, his family and friends said.
Wildomar names interim manager, attorney (The Californian)
WILDOMAR -- Former Elk Grove City Manager John Danielson was named Wildomar's interim manager and Julie Hayward Biggs, the attorney for Banning and Goleta, was named temporary city attorney during Wednesday's meeting of the Wildomar City Council-elect.