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Gagnon attorney to appeal verdict (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
CONWAY | An attorney for a man sentenced last month to life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing his girlfriend's mother and stepfather has asked the court to reconsider the verdict.
City attorney testifies at hearing after Detroit City Council shouting match, 'Shrek' taunts (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- The city's corporation counsel told City Council members today he was kept in the dark about SkyTel messages as well as a separate agreement that gave possession of embarrassing messages to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's personal attorney.
BAE row may lead to revolt over attorney general's powers (Guardian Unlimited)
Ministers were today warned that they may face a parliamentary revolt over plans to make it easier for the attorney general to halt a prosecution on the grounds of national security
Mills spills over dowsing McCartney's lawyer (CNN.com)
LONDON, England (AP) -- The ex-wife of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said Friday that she snapped when she poured a jug of water over the head of her former husband's lawyer during their bitter divorce battle in Britain's courts.
Friendly fire might have killed U.S. medic, not Khadr: lawyer (CBC)
Omar Khadr might not have thrown the grenade that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan - the weapon might actually have been tossed by another U.S. soldier, Khadr's lawyer says.
Australian girl, 6, in case against miner: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A six-year-old Australian girl with high levels of lead in her body is expected to be part of a law suit against mining giant Xstrata over alleged pollution, her lawyer said Friday.
Fraudulent mortgage foreclosure scheme in Butte County warn district attorney and county-clerk reporter (Gridley Herald)
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey and County Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs today, warned local property owners in the process of foreclosure, to beware of persons offering to save their property from foreclosure. The perpetrators are contacting owners of property against which a notice of default has been recorded,the first step in the foreclosure process. The scheme is supposed to work ...
Greg Zoeller running for attorney general (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
Republican Greg Zoeller said he's seeking his party's nomination for Indiana attorney general.
Guantanamo lawyer questions how U.S. soldier died (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A grenade that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in July 2002 could have been thrown by American forces rather than a young Canadian charged in a Guantanamo war crimes court with murder, a military defense lawyer said on Friday.
Guantanamo lawyer questions how U.S. soldier died (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A grenade that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in July 2002 could have been thrown by American forces rather than a young Canadian charged in a Guantanamo war crimes court with murder, a military defense lawyer said on Friday.
Hatch found indigent, taxpayers to pay for defense of disbarred attorney (Vero Press Journal)
Criminal defense attorney Greg Eisenmenger asked the courts to declare Hatch indigent, claiming he cannot examine the state’s evidence or documents at the Vero Beach Police Department because of high photocopying costs. Eisenmenger estimated those costs to be $25,000 at a docket call earlier in April.
Smoking ban should include apartment balconies, lawyer argues (CBC British Columbia)
B.C.'s new anti-smoking legislation banning smoking near doorways, open windows and other exposed areas should also apply to private apartment and condominium balconies, a Vancouver real estate lawyer is arguing.
Female Attorney to appear in court on May 30 (Daily News)
A female Attorney-at-Law, suspect in an alleged forgery case, made a statement to Kandy Fraud Detective Bureau (FDB) recently on the orders of Kandy Magistrate.
'Friendly fire' may have killed U.S. soldier, Khadr's defence lawyer says (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. soldier who died in a firefight in Afghanistan may have been killed accidentally by his comrades, and not by a young Canadian facing a war crimes trial at Guantanamo, a military defence lawyer said Friday.
Opposition leader’s lawyer arrested ahead of Zimbabwe summit (Sunday Observer)
ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe’s opposition accused President Robert Mugabe’s regime on Friday of stepping up a crackdown by arresting its leader’s lawyer ahead of a key summit on the country’s post-election crisis.
Khadr lawyer floats friendly-fire theory (Miami Herald)
U.S. forces, not Canadian teen Omar Khadr, may have lobbed the grenade that killed a U.S. Army medic in a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan, the al Qaeda captive's U.S. Navy lawyer said Friday.
Cache County Attorney calls for independent investigation of pain doctor's prosecution (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 3:41 PM- LOGAN - The Cache County attorney, during a closed-door session this morning, told a judge that the FBI is investigating the attorney's conduct in the prosecution of Logan pain doctor Raymond Bedell.
Kenya: KACC Forwards 26 Graft Cases to Attorney General (AllAfrica.com)
The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission has forwarded 26 corruption cases to the Attorney General for prosecution.
County attorney warns residents to be aware of tax refund scams (The Payson Roundup)
Daisy Flores, Gila County Attorney, has issued a consumer warning on the fraudulent use of the Internal Revenue Service name and logo by scamsters in a phishing, (as in "fishing for information" and "hooking" victims) scheme.
Mo. governor's attorneys subpoena reporters in fired staff lawyer's defamation suit (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Reporters for The Associated Press and The Kansas City Star were subpoenaed Friday by attorneys defending Gov. Matt Blunt against a lawsuit filed by a former staff lawyer.
Broome school attorney targeted in Attorney General probe (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
A prominent Broome County school attorney is one lawyer being targeted by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as part of a statewide investigation into possibly questionable employment arrangements between school districts and their attorneys.
Attorney John Reynolds files for county commission (Salina Journal)
John Reynolds, chairman of the Salina Heritage Commission and a former candidate for Saline County attorney, has filed as a candidate for the Saline County Commission.
Burke bans canon lawyer from archdiocese (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A prominent Roman Catholic priest and canon lawyer, who says he has been helping those "harmed by the institutional Catholic Church" since 1985 and counseling a Polish heritage church here, has been banned from working in the archdiocese.
Chief deputy seeks top job in Indiana attorney general's office (South Bend Tribune)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana attorney general's chief deputy says he'll seek the Republican nomination for attorney general.
Man acting as own attorney is jailed (The Patriot-News)
NEW BLOOMFIELD - A Newport man acting as his own attorney after he was arrested in the assault of a police officer is being held without bail until he recognizes the court's authority over the case.
Accused killer, 75, was duped, attorney says (Los Angeles Times)
Olga Rutterschmidt didn't know Helen Golay planned to kill homeless men for their insurance, public defender tells jury. A 75-year-old woman accused of killing homeless men for insurance money had no knowledge that her partner in crime was planning murder as a part of the plot, her attorney argued Friday.
Morrison attorney seeks to bar Kline (The Wichita Eagle)
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline improperly participated in filing a sexual harassment complaint against Paul Morrison and should be barred from any role in the case, Morrison's lawyer says. Michael L. Blumenthal made the demand in a letter mailed this week to the Kansas Attorney General's Office. A copy was also sent to the Kansas City Star. Linda Carter, who once worked in the ...
Suspect was framed, attorney says (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Attorney Alfonza Whitaker said there is a good reason why his client Kevin Johnson couldn't have killed Balwant Lal on Feb. 14, 2006.
DAY 3 OF HEARINGS: City's top lawyer says he knew little of deal (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit City Council members launched a flurry of disbelieving questions at the city's top lawyer Friday, making it clear they consider him a detached office manager who failed in his duty to protect the city from the text-messaging scandal swamping Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration. At one point in Johnson's more than three hours of testimony, Councilwoman Barbara-Rose Collins asked: "Is ...
This is what our county attorney is doing? (Eastern Shore News)
Accomack County residents should be popping with pride this week about the actions of their full-time, $117,000-per-year county attorney, who responded to criticism of his whopping legal budget by attacking its agricultural extension agent and the Johnson Grass Committee.
Attorney general at center of Ledgeview incorporation debate (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
LEDGEVIEW A judge has denied a motion by the town to require that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen defend the constitutionality of a state statute allowing it to incorporate.
Warrants served at strip club, attorney's office (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
SPARTA - Federal authorities served search warrants Wednesday on the law office of Sparta City Attorney Larry Lawrence and a strip club to which he has business ties.
Attorney Aid to Audit Court at Public Funds Protection Conference (AngolaPress)
Luanda, 04/12 – The Republic attorney assistant to the Audit Court, Manuel José Carlos, left Luanda Saturday for Cape Town, South Africa, to attend the conference on protection and optimisation of public funds set for April 14-17 this year.
States' attorney still considering case (The Pekin Daily Times)
Times staff writer CREVE COEUR - The Tazewell County States' Attorney said this morning he has made no decision whether or not to file charges against a Creve Coeur village employee.
Burke bans lawyer from archdiocese for helping Polish church (Belleville News-Democrat)
A prominent Roman Catholic priest and canon lawyer, who says he has been helping those "harmed by the institutional Catholic Church" since 1985 and counseling a Polish heritage church here, has been banned from working in the archdiocese.
Temporary hold on license for lawyer facing charges (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
BOSTON - An Oxford lawyer accused of wire fraud for allegedly misappropriating nearly $2 million had his law license suspended this week by the state Supreme Judicial Court.
Mills explains dousing McCartney's lawyer (Baltimore Sun)
People and Places Heather Mills says she snapped when she poured a jug of water over the head of ex-husband Paul McCartney's lawyer during their bitter divorce battle.
Decay attorney files motion regarding death penalty (NWAnews.com)
An attorney for a Fayetteville man facing a capital murder trial wants a judge to prevent the state from seeking two separate deaths penalties in the shooting death of a Fayetteville couple. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Reports: Russian authorities charge lawyer seeking US asylum with divulging state secrets (KRON 4 Bay Area)
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say authorities have charged a prominent lawyer, who has sought political asylum in the U.S., with divulging state secrets.
Reports: Russian authorities charge lawyer seeking US asylum with divulging state secrets (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - April 12, 2008 8:43 AM ET MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say authorities have charged a prominent lawyer, who has sought political asylum in the U.S., with divulging...
Reports: Russian authorities charge lawyer seeking US asylum with divulging state secrets (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Associated Press - April 12, 2008 8:43 AM ET MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say authorities have charged a prominent lawyer, who has sought political asylum in the U.S., with divulging...
Choat’s attorney asks judge to quash indictment (McKinney Messenger)
The attorney for a former McKinney High School Marquettes Booster Club treasurer accused of stealing from the club asked the judge to set aside her latest indictment two weeks before her trial.
Russian authorities reportedly charge lawyer with revealing state secrets (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MOSCOW - Russian news agencies say authorities have charged a prominent lawyer, who has sought political asylum in the U.S., with divulging state secrets.
Attorney for polygamist leader suggests tip may have been hoax (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
PHOENIX -- An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a West Texas ranch occupied by Jeffs...
Russian authorities charge lawyer seeking U.S. asylum (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
Russian news agencies say authorities have charged a prominent lawyer with divulging state secrets.
Attorney for polygamist leader suggests tip may have been hoax (KXAN 36 Austin)
PHOENIX (AP) - An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a West Texas ranch occupied by Jeffs followers.
Attorney for polygamist leader suggests tip may have been hoax (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - April 12, 2008 1:05 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a...
Attorney for polygamist leader suggests tip may have been hoax (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - April 12, 2008 1:05 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a...
Jeffs' Attorney: Polygamist Abuse Tip May Have Been Hoax (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
PHOENIX - An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says authorities may have been duped into raiding a Texas ranch occupied by church members by a fake phone tip.
Italians and lawyer 'told Siemens of slush funds from 2003' (EARTHtimes.org)
Munich - An Italian magistrate and a German corporate lawyer warned electronics and engineering multinational Siemens from 2003 that slush funds to provide kickbacks were common practice at the company, according to news reports Saturday. The allegat...