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Lawyer: Workers Should Be Reinstated (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Lawyer: Fired Santa Barbara newspaper workers should be reinstated (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
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. Steve Wyllie, a lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board, made his argument before U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson in the long-running case. Lawyer ...
Bridge Bancorp chairman retiring, handing reins to East End lawyer (Newsday)
Bridge Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Bridgehampton National Bank, said Raymond Wesnofske, its chairman for the past 20 years, will retire in April, and will be replaced by East End lawyer Marcia Z. Hefter.
SA pilot detained against his will: lawyer (SABC News)
The lawyer for South African pilot Brett Smythe has accused Zimbabwean police of attempting to cook up charges against his client. Innocent Chagonda has confirmed that Smythe is still being detained at the Harare central police station.
District Attorney Wants Spitzer Files Public (FOX 5 New York)
Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares is asking Gov. David Paterson to waive executive privilege for former Gov. Eliot Spitzer so Soares may release publicly all findings, testimony and records related to his probe of a travel scandal.
Michigan attorney general nixes free barbershop beer (The Arizona Republic)
The Michigan attorney general's office says Thomas Martin's 11 shops in the Grand Rapids area may not hand out a brew with each cut because he needs a liquor license.
Michigan attorney general nixes free barbershop beer (Battle Creek Enquirer)
GRAND RAPIDS — The owner of Jude’s Barbershops will continue offering haircuts and shaves to his customers but no more free beer. The Michigan attorney general’s office has ruled Thomas Martin’s 11 shops in the Grand Rapids area may not hand out a brew with each cut.
Attorney general argues terror case before high court (CNN.com)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the entire conviction of a terrorist implicated in the failed millennium bomb plot.
Court appearance won't stop Kiwi playing - lawyer (Stuff)
The lawyer for David Faiumu says plans are in place for the Kiwi international to be whisked from a Rockhampton court to North Queensland's National Rugby League match in Brisbane on Friday.
PEKIN: State's Attorney's teen son ticketed twice this month (Peoria Journal Star)
PEKIN - Tazewell County State's Attorney Stewart Umholtz's teen son is facing several traffic charges after a car crash Sunday and a speeding ticket earlier this month.
Lawyer argues to keep representing Clemens (MSNBC)
HOUSTON - Lawyer Rusty Hardin argues in a court filing that he should be allowed to keep on representing star pitcher Roger Clemens in his doping case, responding to Brian McNamee's motion that he should be disqualified.
Attorney general appears before high court (Moldova.org)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey made his first appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, arguing for the government in a terrorism case.Mukasey was confirmed as attorney general last year. The nation's top law enforcement official traditionally makes at least one appearance before the high court during his or her term, usually in what's considered a slam dunk case for the ...
Attorney general appears before high court (UPI)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey made his first appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, arguing for the government in a terrorism case.
Trial in '09 for lawyer accused of laundering drug money (Miami Herald)
A prominent Miami lawyer accused of drug money laundering and obstruction of justice won't stand trial on the charges until January 2009.
Lawyer cites new evidence in slaying of former New York punk rock manager (Jam! Showbiz)
NEW YORK - The lawyer for a woman accused of beating real estate agent and punk rock pioneer Linda Stein to death said Tuesday the city's medical examiner found male DNA in a bathroom sink mingled with the slain woman's blood.
Attorney general takes up tradition, argues millennium bomber case in front of Supreme Court (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Speeding through arguments in front of the Supreme Court, Attorney General Michael Mukasey didn't let time hang heavy on his hands Tuesday.
SOHH Exclusive: Details Emerge In Wendy Williams Sex Scandal, Accuser's Lawyer Speaks (SOHH)
On the heels of the sexual harassment complaint filed by talent booker Nicole Spence against the husband of her boss, radio personality Wendy Williams, SOHH spoke with Spence's lawyer to find out... Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
Attorney general takes up tradition, argues millennium bomber case in front of Supreme Court (Seattle Times)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speeding through arguments in front of the Supreme Court, Attorney General Michael Mukasey didn't let time hang heavy on his hands today. Only time will tell, however, if it will ultimately be on Mukasey's side in the case of the
Attorney alleges juror misconduct in rollover trial (The Spokesman-Review)
Juror misconduct occurred in a recently concluded Spokane trial, where Ford Motor Co. escaped any damages for a 1999 Bronco II rollover accident that left a Colville woman paralyzed and with brain injuries, an attorney in the case alleged in documents filed today.
Rapper shot friend, lawyer says, but it was an accident (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma conceded that his client shot a friend she suspected of stealing $3,000 from her but argued that the shooting was an accident - a claim the prosecutor disputed. Defense lawyer Ivan Fisher said Monday that Remy Ma (...
Tarloff not getting proper care at Rikers, lawyer says (Newsday)
The man accused of killing an Upper East Side therapist with a meat cleaver is not receiving his medication properly or getting appropriate medical care at the Rikers Island jail, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Simon Mann will be found guilty, lawyer says (Daily Telegraph)
Simon Mann, the former SAS officer accused of mounting a coup in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, will plead not guilty but will be convicted whatever happens in court, according to his lawyer.
Delavan Mayor Removes City Attorney (WEEK-TV Peoria)
The Delavan mayor tonight removed the city attorney from office stating philosophical differences as the reason.
Attorney in Spears case loses appeal (TVNZ)
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.
County attorney to run for Short's state Senate seat (The Rock Hill Herald)
CHESTER -- Chester County's attorney announced Tuesday that she's running for the state Senate.
Clinton, Iowa: List of city attorney candidates narrowed (Quad-City Times)
CLINTON, Iowa — The Clinton City Council’s internal operations committee narrowed its list of city attorney candidates Tuesday to four and plans to interview the candidates April 10 and 11.
St. Pete attorney wins Dist. 55 primary (Bradenton Herald)
Riding a wave of support in his home county, St. Petersburg attorney Darryl Rouson won a tight race to become the Democratic candidate in the special election to fill the seat of former District 55 Rep. Frank Peterman on Tuesday.
Attorney Darryl Rouson wins District 55 Democratic primary (Miami Herald)
Attorney Darryl Rouson has won the Democratic primary for the state House District 55.
Lawyer faces charges, suspended (Cape Cod Times)
BOSTON — A lawyer who has defended suspects in several high-profile Cape cases has been suspended from practicing after an alleged jailhouse sneaker-swap, according to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Lawyer: Pennsylvania sheriffs control gun permits too much (Public Opinion)
A sheriff revoked a retired teacher's firearm-carrying permit but under state law, doesn't have to specify why. The man's lawyer and a gun rights group say what happened to Gary A. Young shows that sheriffs may have too much discretion deciding who can legally carry concealed guns.
Bali bombers launch fresh appeal: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Three Islamic militants sentenced to death for their role in the 2002 Bali bombings are to lodge a fresh appeal, their lawyer said here Wednesday.
Rapper shot friend, lawyer says, but it was an accident (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma conceded that his client shot a friend she suspected of stealing $3,000 from her but argued that the shooting was an accident - a claim the prosecutor disputed. Defense lawyer Ivan Fisher said Monday that Remy Ma (...
Bali bombers launch fresh appeal: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Convicted Bali bombers on deathrow Amrozi (front L) and Imam Samudera (front R), participate the Eid al-Fitr prayers with other prisoners at a jail in Denpasar, in 2003. Three Islamic militants sentenced to death for their role in the 2002 Bali bombings are to lodge a fresh appeal, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Former Shanghai chief tried over corruption scandal: lawyer (Straits Times)
SHANGHAI - THE former chief of Shanghai who was sacked in one of the biggest corruption scandals to hit China's ruling Communist Party in recent years has gone on trial, his lawyer told reporters on Wednesday.
Attorney general cracks down on car title lender (Daily Press)
The company must now repay $25,000 to its borrowers. The sixth car title lender in a year will refund customers' money after settling charges from Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell that the business was breaking consumer lending laws.
Clinton, Iowa: List of city attorney candidates narrowed (Quad-City Times)
CLINTON, Iowa — The Clinton City Council’s internal operations committee narrowed its list of city attorney candidates Tuesday to four and plans to interview the candidates April 10 and 11.
Lawyer says woman didn’t admit to robbery (Galveston County Daily News)
FRIENDSWOOD — A lawyer for a woman accused of helping stage an unsuccessful robbery at a Friendswood tanning salon said police were mistaken when they said she admitted to participating in another robbery in Houston.
Attorney: Driver shot by cop was no threat (San Diego Union-Tribune)
An Oceanside woman shot in the arm by an off-duty San Diego police officer didn't threaten the officer before the shooting March 15, her attorney says. “She didn't attack him. She didn't threaten him,” Gene Iredale, an attorney for 27-year-old Rachel Silva, said yesterday
Attorney General gets twenty-first century overhaul (The Lawyer)
The Attorney General is set to lose its power to green light particular cases and government prosecutions, it was announced yesterday (25 March).
Tribe's lawyer advised that shop was legal (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — A lawyer for the Narragansett Indian tribe testified yesterday he advised the Narragansetts they were entitled to open a tax-free smoke shop.
Delavan mayor fires city attorney, then is asked to resign (The Pantagraph)
NEW 7 a.m. DELAVAN -- The Delavan mayor on Tuesday night removed the city attorney from office, citing philosophical differences.
Alex Midyette's attorney denies threats to Molly (Rocky Mountain News)
Claims that Alex Midyette intimidated his wife -- with his lawyer's help -- aren't true, attorney Paul McCormick said.
District Attorney: Pro-tax ad using Jena students broke no laws (The Daily Comet)
JENA, La. No laws were broken or rights violated when Jena High School students were pictured in a newspaper advertisement supporting a sales tax on the March 8 ballot, LaSalle Parish District Attorney J. Reed Walters has determined.
Lawyer: Male DNA found in sink of slain NYC punk rock pioneer Linda Stein (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - Real estate agent and punk rock pioneer Linda Stein's blood was spattered around her penthouse after she was bludgeoned to death, but not a drop was found on the clothes of the personal assistant charged with her murder, a defense lawyer said.
Lawyer: Male DNA found in sink of NY's slain 'Realtor to the Stars' (Asbury Park Press)
Real estate agent and punk rock pioneer Linda Stein's blood was spattered around her Fifth Avenue penthouse after she was bludgeoned to death. But not a drop of her blood was found on the clothes of the personal assistant charged with her murder, a defense lawyer said. And male DNA was mingled with victim Linda Stein's blood in a bathroom sink — suggesting her killer was a man, not the female ...
JUDGE QUESTIONS RFI REPORTER JAILED IN NIGER: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
NIAMEY, March 26, 2008 (AFP) - A Radio France Internationale correspondent jailed in Niger over alleged links with Tuareg rebels has been questioned by a judge as part of the investigation, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer for Woman Shot by Officer says that Client Blacked Out (FOX 6 News San Diego)
A lawyer for the Oceanside woman shot by an off-duty policeman during an apparent road-rage incident said in remarks reported that his client admits to blacking out but insists she...
LaSalle District Attorney Says Jena Ad Complaints Unfounded (WAFB Baton Rouge)
LaSalle Parish District Attorney J. Reed Walters has determined no laws were broken or rights violated when a photograph was taken of Jena High School students for a political ad.
EBR District Attorney Seeks LSU Athletic Director Post (WAFB Baton Rouge)
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Doug Moreau has officially applied for LSU's athletic director job. Moreau, a former LSU football All-American and broadcaster, was a finalist for the same job in 2001 before outgoing AD Skip Bertman was chosen.
Irish lawyer hopes to tie up one-legged marathon (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Madcap Irishman Colin Carroll has not got a leg to stand on -- and time is running out.