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N.H. Lawyer Who Sought 'Out-of-Court' Settlements Convicted of Extortion (Insurance Journal)
A New Hampshire lawyer who says he was just trying to settle a case has been convicted of extortion. Daniel Hynes of Manchester told a Concord hair salon to pay him $1,000 15 months ago or face a l
Firefighter Charged In Confrontation With Wife's Lawyer (NBC 30 Connecticut)
New Haven authorities said a city firefighter jumped out of a moving ambulance when he saw his estranged wife with her divorce lawyer on the street and started a confrontation that led to his arrest.
India police protecting mom of murdered Scarlett: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The mother of a British teenager who was raped and murdered in the western Indian beach resort of Goa last month on Monday was given police protection after going into hiding, her lawyer said.
Agent Orange case to go on, lawyer says (UPI)
A U.S. lawyer representing Agent Orange victims said he would ask for a full appeal of the case, vowing to take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
Suspect in Johnia Berry death hanged himself in jail, attorney says (The Tennessean)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The attorney for a man accused in the 2004 stabbing death of college student Johnia Berry said his client has been found dead in his jail cell.
Attorney General Carter won't seek re-election (WTHR Indianapolis)
Steve Carter says he won't seek a third term as Indiana's attorney general.
Mozambique: Campaign Against Attorney-General Condemned (AllAfrica.com)
Mozambique's Higher Mass Media Council (CSCS), the watchdog body on press freedom and the right to information established under the Constitution, has condemned the right wing weekly "Zambeze" for its libelous campaign against Attorney-General Augusto Paulino.
Police: Firefighter Attacked Wife's Lawyer (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
A firefighter jumped out from a moving ambulance when he saw his estranged wife with her divorce lawyer on the street, authorities say.
Ex-lawyer blames casinos for a gambling addiction (DCMilitary.com)
A 37-year-old former highly successful lawyer is suing several casinos, according to last week’s Washington Times. She lost almost $1 million. The woman started gambling to relax and soon became so addicted she would sit at the gaming tables for days at a time without sleeping or eating.
Lawyer quits Bali bombers' appeal (Adelaide Now)
A LAWYER for the three death row Bali bombers has withdrawn himself from their last-ditch legal appeal, signalling the possible end to the case which delayed their executions.
Bali bombers' lawyer quits (Daily Telegraph)
THE Bali bombers are one step closer to execution after their lawyer withdrew herself from their last-ditch appeal for clemency.
Disbarred attorney admits fraud (Billings Gazette)
A disbarred Billings attorney admitted federal fraud charges Monday that he stole about $200,000 in clients' money, including money from a trust fund of a girl injured in a ranch accident.
Sex offenders in Indiana face social sites ban :Indiana attorney general says new law will keep predators from kids ... (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- Indiana is the first state in the country to have a law that bans registered sex offenders from using popular Internet social networking sites, said Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter.
Disbarred attorney admits fraud (Billings Gazette)
A disbarred Billings attorney admitted federal fraud charges Monday that he stole about $200,000 in clients' money, including money from a trust fund of a girl injured in a ranch accident. Pierre "Pete" L. Bacheller, 54, pleaded guilty in U.S. Di ...
Lawyer Charged With Child Pornography (ClickOnDetroit)
An Oakland County lawyer was arraigned on multiple charges of using a computer to commit a crime and possession of child sexually abusive material after investigators say they found more than 25,000 graphic images on his personal computer.
Angola: Angola - State Attorney General Expected in Cabinda Tuesday (AllAfrica.com)
Angola's attorney general, João Maria de Sousa is expected Tuesday in northern Cabinda province for a work visit aimed at analysing the functioning of the sector.
SC attorney general: No need to sue feds yet over new licenses (The State)
It is too early for South Carolina to sue the federal government over new driver's licenses that meet federal security requirements, state Attorney General Henry McMaster said Monday. South Carolina should show the Department of Homeland Security what it already has done to make driver's licenses more secure following the September 11 terror attacks, McMaster said in an opinion released Monday. ...
Mayor's Attorney Responds to the Charges (FOX 2 News Detroit)
Shortly after Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges against the mayor and his former chief of staff, Kilpatrick's attorney Dan Webb addressed the media. Click on the video player to watch as he responds to the charges, including arguing that the text messages were illegally obtained.
SC attorney general: No need to sue feds yet over new licenses (News 12 Augusta)
South Carolina's attorney general says it is too early for the state to sue the federal government over new driver's licenses.
Statements made by prosecutor Worthy and defense lawyer Webb (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Statements made Monday by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Dan Webb, lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick: ___ WORTHY:
Attorney in Britney Spears case loses appeal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A California court on Monday denied an attorney's bid to challenge an order that gave control of troubled pop star Britney Spears' personal and business affairs to her father, Jamie Spears.
Lawyer: Fired newspaper workers should be reinstated (The Fresno Bee)
A federal labor lawyer argued Monday that eight workers fired from the Santa Barbara News-Press should be put back on the job immediately because they are likely to prevail in their case claiming they were improperly fired for union activity.
Remy Ma's Attorney Admits Rapper Did Shoot Her Friend, But Says It Was An Accident (MTV Music Television)
Remy Ma's attorney Ivan Fisher admits that the rapper shot her friend, but he said it was an accident.
Lawyer quits Bali bombers' last appeal (TVNZ)
A lawyer for the three death row Bali bombers has withdrawn himself from their last-ditch legal appeal, signalling the possible end to the case which delayed their executions.
India police protecting mom of murdered Scarlett: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The mother of a British teenager who was raped and murdered in the western Indian beach resort of Goa last month on Monday was given police protection after going into hiding, her lawyer said.
Former attorney pleads guilty to felony theft (ABC 7 Chicago)
A 57-year-old former attorney has pleaded guilty to theft charges for stealing money from his clients' court settlements.
Remy Ma's lawyer: She fired shot accidentally (MSNBC)
A lawyer for Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma conceded Monday that his client shot a friend she suspected of stealing $3,000 from her but argued that the shooting was an accident.
Fired newspaper workers should be reinstated, NLRB lawyer says (Santa Maria Times)
LOS ANGELES — A federal labor lawyer argued today that eight workers fired from the Santa Barbara News-Press should be put back on the job immediately because they are likely to prevail in their case claiming they were improperly fired for union activity.
Attorney Hardin asks to stay on Clemens' team (Houston Chronicle)
Pitcher Roger Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, argued Monday that he's already invested too much in Clemens' steroid defense to change lawyers now.
Lawyer for ex-Merrill executive says evidence withheld (Houston Chronicle)
A lawyer for one of three Merrill Lynch & Co. executives convicted in 2004 on charges of participating in a sham asset sale with Enron alleges that prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense to manufacture a case without a crime.
SC Attorney General Says It's Too Early To Sue Over New Driver's Licenses (NBC 26 Augusta)
South Carolina's attorney general says it is too early for the state to sue the federal government over new driver's licenses.
Attorney general touts accomplishments (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter was in Terre Haute Monday talking up three new state laws, including one designed to keep certain sex offenders away from kids on the Internet.
Attorney in Britney Spears case loses appeal (Stuff)
A California court has denied an attorney'sbid to challenge an order that gave control of troubled pop star Britney Spears' personal and business affairs to her father, Jamie Spears.
New rules allow most to navigate Water Court without lawyer Posted on March 24 (Missoulian)
HELENA - The state Supreme Court issued new rules Monday for the Montana Water Court that will allow most of those involved in disputes over water rights to navigate the process without hiring a lawyer.
Defense in Attorney's Money-Laundering Case Says Feds Ignored '88 Exemption (Law.com)
High-profile Miami attorney Ben Kuehne has thrown two haymakers at the government's case charging he laundered drug proceeds while vetting $5.3 million in defense fees for convicted trafficker Fabio Ochoa Vasquez. In two pleadings, Kuehne's legal team accuses the government of manufacturing the complaint by ignoring a 1988 exception that Congress carved out to protect defense attorneys. Another ...
3rd Circuit: Final Judgment No Prerequisite for Attorney Fees (Law.com)
Civil rights plaintiffs who won a preliminary injunction but never took the case to a final judgment are nonetheless entitled to a full award of attorney fees because they achieved all their goals and were therefore properly deemed to be the "prevailing" parties, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The appeals court found that parties are "prevailing parties" if "they succeed on any ...
Charges boost stripper case, lawyer says (Detroit News)
The lawyer representing the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene says Monday's criminal charges against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff bolster the credibility of his case.
Beatty's lawyer vows to fight charges (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- The lawyer for Christine Beatty vowed to vigorously fight the felony charges leveled against her Monday by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
Attorney Hardin asks to stay on with Clemens (Houston Chronicle)
In response to a request in court from Brian McNamee, pitcher Roger Clemens' attorney Rusty Hardin argued Monday he's already invested too much in Clemens' steroid defense to leave now.
Defense in Attorney's Money-Laundering Case Says Feds Ignored '88 Exemption (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
High-profile Miami attorney Ben Kuehne has thrown two haymakers at the government's case charging he laundered drug proceeds while vetting $5.3 million in defense fees for convicted trafficker Fabio Ochoa Vasquez.
3rd Circuit: Final Judgment No Prerequisite for Attorney Fees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Civil rights plaintiffs who won a preliminary injunction but never took the case to a final judgment are nonetheless entitled to a full award of attorney fees because they achieved all their goals and were therefore properly deemed to be the "prevailing" parties, the 3rd U.S.
India police protecting mom of murdered Scarlett: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The mother of a British teenager who was raped and murdered in the western Indian beach resort of Goa last month has been given police protection after going into hiding, her lawyer said.
Clarksville is still without city attorney (The Tennessean)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Three months after City Attorney Mason Wilson left his post after just 11 weeks on the job, Clarksville is still without a full-time attorney.
Court allows most water cases to proceed without lawyer (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - The state Supreme Court issued new rules Monday for the Montana Water Court that will allow most of those involved in disputes over water rights to navigate the process without hiring a lawyer.
Crooked lawyer on trial in '90 hit (New York Daily News)
An Upper East Side woman's crooked divorce lawyer went on trial Monday on charges of hiring a hit man to kill her estranged tycoon husband nearly 20 years ago.
Alabama attorney general rules that Alabama sheriffs may pocket leftover food money after feeding inmates at county ... (Birmingham News)
MONTGOMERY - Alabama sheriffs may pocket leftover food money after feeding inmates at the county jails, the Alabama attorney general has ruled.
Florida state attorney Lawson Lamar faces an opponent - for the first time (Orlando Sentinel)
The state attorney will face Kissimmee attorney Mercedes Leon, a Republican, in November. For the first time, State Attorney Lawson Lamar has an opponent in the race to be the top prosecutor in the Ninth Circuit, which includes Orange and Osceola counties.
Lawyer: Fired newspaper workers should be reinstated (Contra Costa Times)
LOS ANGELES -- A federal labor lawyer argued Monday that eight workers fired from the Santa Barbara News-Press should be put back on the job immediately because they are likely to prevail in their case claiming they were improperly fired for union activity.
Mo. attorney general files lawsuit in attempt to stop Corps' spring rise on Missouri River (Southeast Missourian)
WASHINGTON — Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from raising water levels on the Missouri River this week.
Czech-born Kozeny's lawyer posts his indictment on web (České noviny)
Prague- Martin Krobar, lawyer of Czech-born Viktor Kozeny, former Harvard Funds president, has posted on the internet the indictment that charges Kozeny with participation in frauds in the Czech Republic with the total damage of 16 billion crowns.