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Fired UM spokesman innocent, attorney says (Miami Herald)
An attorney for former University of Miami football spokesman Rick Korch, fired after child pornography was found on his office computer, said Wednesday that his client is innocent.
Fired UM spokesman innocent, attorney says (Miami Herald)
An attorney for former University of Miami football spokesman Rick Korch, fired after child pornography was found on his office computer, said Wednesday that his client is innocent.
Angola: Cabinda - Attorney General Works in Cacongo District (AllAfrica.com)
The attorney general of the Republic of Angola, João Maria de Sousa, leaves Wednesday to Cacongo municipality in the fulfilment of his 24-hour visit to northern Cabinda province.
Attorney Fields Says He Wont Take The Fifth (ContactMusic)
Beverly Hills attorney Bert Fields has denied reports that he intends to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify if he is asked in court about his ...
Man accused of using attorney to defraud bank (Deseret Morning News)
The FBI has arrested a Holladay man accused of using a local attorney's trust account to defraud a bank.
Court: can mentally ill defendant be own lawyer? (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. Supreme Court considered on Wednesday whether mentally ill criminal defendants who have been found competent to stand trial must be allowed to represent themselves.
District Attorney announces Fillmore resident sentenced for fraud (Santa Paula Times)
On March 17, District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Connie Ayala (DOB 11/24/44), a resident of Fillmore, was sentenced to serve 180 days in the Ventura County Jail following her guilty plea for public housing assistance fraud.
Judge rips into Reiser's defense attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
The judge in Hans Reiser's murder trial angrily shot down a defense attorney's accusations today that he had intimidated the defendant with his warning last week that Reiser shouldn't be disrespectful or condescending while on the witness stand. Without...
Judge rips into Reiser's defense attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
The judge in Hans Reiser's murder trial angrily shot down a defense attorney's accusations today that he had intimidated the defendant with his warning last week that Reiser shouldn't be disrespectful or condescending while on the witness stand. Without...
Lawyer says woman didn’t admit to robbery (Texas City Sun)
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: Abdullah killed deputy but was mentally ill (The Fresno Bee)
In his opening statements this morning, the defense lawyer for Ramadan Abdullah acknowledged his client shot and killed Fresno County sheriff's deputy Erik Telen in August 2001. But attorney Pete Jones asked jurors to consider the fact that Abdullah was a schizophrenic and still suffers from the disease.
Landfill Victim's Family Hires Lawyer, Raises Safety Questions (NBC 13 Birmingham)
The family of a Birmingham city employee found dead at a landfill says 42-year-old Patricia Willis should never have died on the job. Willis' son and husband have hired a lawyer, but say they're not ready to sue the city.
Sean Combs - Diddys Lawyer Speaks Out About Times Article (ContactMusic)
LATEST: SEAN COMBS' lawyer has attacked the publisher of the Los Angeles Times newspaper for ignoring a letter he sent, warning against running an article that linked the ...
Attorney: Former Miami SID innocent of child pornography (Florida Today)
CORAL GABLES — An attorney for former University of Miami football sports information director Rick Korch said his client is innocent after child pornography was found on his office computer about a month ago.
US lawyer's greeting cards for convicts (Daily Telegraph)
A Los Angeles lawyer has spotted a gap in the multi-billion dollar greeting cards market - cards for prison inmates.
Attorney General's fight against gangs (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey stopped by Los Angeles to reaffirm his commitment to helping fight gangs in the Southland.
DA promotes lawyer-mentor program (The Tribune-Democrat)
EBENSBURG — Patrick Kiniry, now Cambria County’s district attorney, still remembers being a young, inexperienced lawyer fresh out of law school in 1972.
Texas attorney general may be investigating ex-Senate staffer (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – The Texas attorney general's office is apparently investigating a veteran Senate staffer accused of impersonating a House member to sway a South Texas sheriff's race.
District Attorney runoff: Lehmberg & Montford debate (CBS 42 Austin)
The two runoff candidates for Travis County District Attorney went head-to-head in their only post-primary debate Wednesday night.
DELAVAN: Mayor appoints new city administrator, police chief and fires longtime city attorney (Peoria Journal Star)
DELAVAN - City Attorney Mark Allen has been removed from his position after more than 25 years by acting Mayor Liz Skinner, who would only cite "philosophical differences" for her decision.
Lawyer beyond frustrated in Peter Ellis case (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for convicted child sex offender Peter Ellis says frustrating does not come close to describing how she feels, after having a request for a Royal Commission of Inquiry turned down.
Attorney General Bill McCollum visits area schools to raise awareness of cyber predators (TCPalm.com)
Do you know the five most dangerous letters in the English alphabet? Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum told students at Manatee Academy in Port St. Lucie and Stuart Middle School it’s an acronym that most parents should be aware of and concerned about since it’s one that their kids know all too well.
Chase a lawyer — for fun (The Post and Courier)
What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
Lawyer says woman didn’t admit to robbery (Texas City Sun)
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.
Beatty lawyer limits Greene suit role (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- The circus-like atmosphere that has begun to swirl around Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was in full force Wednesday as the governor stayed out of the fray and the high-profile lawyer representing Christine Beatty agreed to stop advocating for the city in the Tamara Greene lawsuit.
High court hears 'own lawyer' arguments (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON — It was six years after Ahmad Edwards began firing a gun outside an Indianapolis department store before the delusional and schizophrenic man finally was found competent to stand trial. And when the day arrived, Edwards believed he should be his own lawyer.
Judge steps aside in Weaver trial amid defense attorney's accusations (Pioneer Press)
The judge in the 2005 trial of Gordon Weaver, charged with killing his wife in their White Bear Lake home, has recused herself from the retrial, citing what she calls conduct that is unethical and "beyond the bounds of zealous advocacy" on the part of Weaver's attorney, Joe Friedberg.
Cooper City gives boot to city manager, attorney (Miami Herald)
In a bold move to shift the direction of the city, the Cooper City Commission ousted the longtime city manager and city attorney. ''We are trying to turn around a ship that's been going one way for a while,'' Commissioner Neal de Jesus said. ``If we want to be unified and move forward we need someone open to change how things have been done here.''
Diddy's lawyer speaks out about Times article (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Sean 'Diddy' Combs' lawyer has attacked the publisher of the Los Angeles Times newspaper for ignoring a letter he sent, warning against running an article that linked the rap mogul to a 1994 attack on slain star Tupac Shakur.
Akron defendant decides being own lawyer is mistake (The Plain Dealer)
Akron- His two-month stint as his own lawyer is over. Earl Gene Mann told a judge Wednesday that he was firing himself after finding that defending himself against capital murder charges might not have been such a good idea after all.
Lawyer says GM to settle with group (Toronto Star)
The lawyer representing a group of Canadian drivers seeking a class-action lawsuit against General Motors Corp. says he expects to reach a settlement soon over alleged defective gaskets that could damage engines.
Attorney general's lawsuit alleges deceptive lending practices by mortgage broker (Chicago Sun-Times)
Retirees Ozell and J.W. McBee are in disbelief. They never expected to be forced out of the home where they have lived with their three teen grandchildren for years, and they're left clinging to hope that an Illinois attorney general office's lawsuit will help restore their shattered world.
Gilbert's attorney to depose witnesses (The Wilmington Star-News)
Bolivia | A District Court judge has given Ray Gilbert's attorney permission to depose witnesses previously questioned in connection with a protective order granted against the school board member.
State attorney general targets 3 mortgage companies (Sun-Sentinel)
Three South Florida companies were accused Wednesday of running a mortgage Foreclosure rescue operation that defrauded more than two dozen homeowners of more than $1 million in home equity, according to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill McCollum .
Melbourne Attorney Arrested For Stealing From Elderly Man (Central Florida News 13)
A Melbourne attorney connected to a condo project scam has been arrested for allegedly stealing funds from a 72-year-old man.
Lawsuit fears trumped ethics amid botched cancer tests: lawyer (CBC)
St. John's health managers were more worried about lawsuits than ethics over flawed cancer tests, a lawyer says.
Governor may choose next district attorney (Beaver Dam Daily Citizen)
JUNEAU — After August 1, Dodge County could be without a district attorney — at least for a while.Whether that gap actually opens and how long it might last are unknown, but by January, 2009, a new district attorney probably will be on the job.It all depends upon a number of circumstances.First, Dodge County District Attorney Steve Bauer must resign.He's expected to do so if elected judge of the ...
Attorney Files Complaint Against Councilwoman Berz (The Chattanoogan)
Attorney Barry Abbott has filed a complaint with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court against City Councilwoman Carol Berz.
Suspect Indicted In Murder Of Plantation Attorney (CBS4 Miami)
A Broward County grand jury has indicted Tony Villegas on first-degree murder charges for the early-March murder of Plantation attorney Melissa Lewis.
Judge: Ruling stands, Bell can act as attorney (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - March 27, 2008 8:34 AM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has refused to his reconsider his ruling that allows Anthony Bell to serve as his own attorney at...
Terrorists? Hardly, says defence lawyer (Mississauga News)
Rather than being a crack group of terrorists ready to expertly attack Canadian targets, most of the 18 people accused of belonging to an alleged Meadowvale-based terror cell should be auditioning for roles in The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight , a defence lawyer has suggested.
Lawyer says woman didn’t admit to robbery (Texas City Sun)
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: Woman Given Pliers To Remove Body Piercings At Airport (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A woman was forced by the Transportation Security Administration to remove her nipple rings before she was allowed to board a flight, an attorney said Thursday.
Wilcox lawyer wants case dismissed (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(WTNH, Mar. 27, 2008 11:24 AM) _ The lawyer for the owner of the dump truck that crashed at the base of Avon Mountain in July of 2005 has asked a judge to dismiss the insurance fraud case. 
Lawyer says lecturer should get job back (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
An employment relations lawyer believes a sacked Auckland University lecturer who sent a student angry emails has a good chance of getting his job back.
Senate can’t continue NBN probe: lawyer (Sun Star)
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said continued conduct of Senate inquiries into the cancelled national broadband network (NBN) contract with a Chinese company is unconstitutional unless the senators are able to publish a set of ground rules before their next hearing.
Judge throws out Gambino attorney (Newsday)
A federal judge in Brooklyn disqualified an attorney from representing a reputed Gambino crime family official, ruling that he had a conflict of interest.
Student's lawyer 'hopeful' after expulsion hearing (The Wichita Eagle)
A lawyer representing a gay student charged with harassment says an expulsion hearing was held this morning, and he is "hopeful that things will work out" for the student. "We're all wanting him to get back into school. That's the main thing," said attorney John McKean. "We're encouraged and hopeful that it will happen rather quickly." Jimmy Iniguez, 17, a junior at Metro-Midtown Alternative ...
Attorney General To Dismiss Charges Against Elton Phillips (WDSU New Orleans)
The armed robbery charges against Elton Phillips, who police said held up an Algiers gas station and then fled to former New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan’s house, are likely to soon be dismissed.
Attorney for slain couple testifies about visitation (Grand Forks Herald)
An attorney who represented Donald and Alice Willey in their visitation battle with the woman accused of plotting to kill them testified this morning in Ramsey County District Court. Advertisement: Twin City Motors Best Selection Under $10,000 100% approval for all customers with qualifying down payment.