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Judge gives lawyer 90 days in jail for lewd gesture (Austin American-Statesman)
Saying that Austin defense lawyer Adam Reposa tarnished the dignity of the judicial process by making a lewd gesture in court last month, visiting state District Judge Paul Davis today sentenced Reposa to 90 days in jail for contempt of court.
Gunster Yoakley attorney named to climate action group (BizJournals)
Gunster Yoakley & Stewart attorney David G. Bates has been appointed to the Florida Climate Action Team's Government Policy Technical Work Group, one of six work groups designated by Gov. Charlie Crist.
District Attorney To Get Cop Shooting Case (Channel 8 San Diego)
The case of an off-duty police officer shooting is heading to the district attorney's office.
Attorney: Man to withdraw guilty plea in shooting death of girlfriend (Lansing State Journal)
Jeffrey Scott Husband intends to withdraw his guilty plea in the shooting death of his 18-year-old girlfriend more than a year ago, his former attorney said.
Duncan wants to act as own attorney (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - April 16, 2008 3:24 PM ET BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Joseph Duncan the Third is asking a federal judge in Idaho for permission to act as his own attorney during the sentencing phase...
L.A. City Attorney Sues Blue Cross (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles city attorney is suing the state's largest health-care insurer, accusing it of unlawfully rescinding the policies of thousands of people. Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Thursday he is seeking up to $1 billion in fines and restitution from Anthem Blue Cross, formerly Blue Cross of California.
Attorney: Father Of Baraboo Twins Found Dead Uses Medication (WISC-TV Madison)
BARABOO, Wis. -- The attorney for the father of infant twins found dead in Baraboo said that his client takes "behavioral medication" and without it, might not be competent to deal with the legal system.
L.A. city attorney sues state's largest health care insurer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Los Angeles city attorney is suing the state's largest health care insurer, accusing it of unlawfully rescinding the policies of thousands of people.
Library bombing suspect's lawyer seeks dismissal of one of charges (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 1:46 PM- A lawyer for a man accused of setting off a bomb at the downtown Salt Lake City library asked a federal judge today to drop one of the charges.
Austin lawyer's lewd gesture in court earns jail time (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
AUSTIN -- A flick of the wrist has landed an Austin lawyer in jail for contempt of court. A judge sentenced defense attorney Adam Reposa to 90 days in jail on Tuesday for making a...
Hans Reiser: odd and unattractive, but not a murderer, his attorney says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Computer programmer Hans Reiser is like a duck-billed platypus, odd and unattractive - but that doesn't mean he murdered his estranged wife, his attorney told jurors today. Reiser "has to be one of the least attractive people," said William Du Bois, who...
Judge gives lawyer 90 days in jail for lewd gesture (Austin American-Statesman)
Saying that Austin defense lawyer Adam Reposa tarnished the dignity of the judicial process by making a lewd gesture in court last month, visiting state District Judge Paul Davis today sentenced Reposa to 90 days in jail for contempt of court.
Gangland lawyer's car torched (Perth Now)
A LUXURY vehicle owned by a leading Melbourne gangland lawyer has been found destroyed by fire in South Melbourne.
L.A. city attorney sues Blue Cross for deceptive practices (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The city attorney is seeking up to $1 billion in fines and restitution from the state's largest health care insurer, charging Anthem Blue Cross with deceptive practices and unlawfully terminating policies when people needed health care most.
Judge sentences lawyer to 90 days for lewd gesture (AP via Yahoo! News)
A flick of the wrist has landed an Austin lawyer in jail for contempt of court. A judge sentenced defense attorney Adam Reposa to 90 days in jail on Tuesday for making a lewd gesture and simulating masturbation while standing before a County Court-at-Law judge in March.
Texas judge sentences defense attorney to 90 days in jail for lewd gesture (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
AUSTIN, Texas - A flick of the wrist has landed an Austin lawyer in jail for contempt of court. A judge sentenced defense attorney Adam Reposa to 90 days in jail on Tuesday for making a lewd gesture and simulating masturbation while standing before a County Court-at-Law judge in March.
Lawyer gets 90 days for lewd gesture (MSNBC)
A flick of the wrist has landed an Austin, Texas, lawyer in jail for contempt of court. A judge sentenced defense attorney Adam Reposa to 90 days in jail.
Car said to be gangland lawyer's burns (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A luxury car reportedly owned by prominent Melbourne gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo has been destroyed in a suspicious fire.
Lawyer Offers Look At Shot Mom's Car (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
For the first time, a lawyer shares pictures of a bullet-riddled car from an alleged road-rage incident involving a off-duty officer and a mom and her son in Oceanside.
Faeldon lawyer scores efforts to "discredit" media in bid to rearrest client (GMA News)
(Updated 11:20 a.m.) MANILA, Philippines - Escaped Marine Capt. Nicanor Faeldon's lawyer on Thursday scored the military for resorting to efforts to "distort the truth and discredit the press" in a bid to recapture the Magdalo leader.
GA Attorney General Wants Executions To Resume (NBC 26 Augusta)
Georgia's attorney general wants to resume executions in the state following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision declaring lethal injection constitutional.
Gangland lawyer's car deliberately torched (News Interactive)
A LUXURY vehicle owned by a leading Melbourne gangland lawyer has been found destroyed by fire.
Stadium's City Firefighters' Turf, Attorney Says (The Tampa Tribune)
A bid by Hillsborough County firefighters to provide emergency medical services at Raymond James Stadium received a setback Wednesday when the Tampa Sports Authority's attorney said those jobs legally belong to Tampa firefighters.
Attorney: Reiser 'Downright Obnoxious,' But Not A Killer (NBC 11 Bay Area)
Hans Reiser's defense attorney compared the computer engineer to a duckbill platypus Wednesday and said Reiser is obnoxious and self-centered but insisted that he didn't kill his estranged wife Nina, who disappeared on Sept. 3, 2006.
Letter asks Attorney General to end celebrity coroner case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Thirty-three prominent Pennsylvanians on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asking him to dismiss a fraud and theft indictment against celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht.
Letter asks Attorney General to end celebrity coroner case (The Charlotte Observer)
Thirty-three prominent Pennsylvanians on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asking him to dismiss a fraud and theft indictment against celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht. The letter argues that the case against the 77-year-old coroner is weak as indicated by the declaration of a mistrial on April 8 after jurors failed to reach a verdict after a seven-week trial. A ...
Chinese dissident denied appeal: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Li Fangping, lawyer of human rights activist Hu Jia speaks to the media outside a courthouse in Beijing, on April 3. Chinese authorities have denied Hu Jia the chance to appeal a prison sentence for inciting subversion, according to Li's statement released on Thursday.
L.A. city attorney sues health insurer for canceling coverage (San Francisco Chronicle)
Los Angeles' city attorney has sued the state's largest health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, accusing the company of unlawfully canceling the coverage of thousands of Californians after they filed medical claims. Rocky Delgadillo said Anthem Blue Cross, its...
Letter asks attorney general to end celebrity coroner case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Thirty-three prominent Pennsylvanians on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asking him to dismiss a fraud and theft indictment against celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht.
Fireball destroys gangland lawyer's car (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A luxury car believed to be owned by prominent Melbourne gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo has been destroyed in a fireball.
Issue of Cowgill hiring sent to attorney general (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Gov. Steve Beshear requested an attorney general's opinion Wednesday to determine whether the Council on Postsecondary Education acted legally when it hired Brad Cowgill as its president on Monday. Beshear sent a letter to state Attorney General Jack Conway asking whether the council violated the "letter and spirit of the law" by not conducting a national search and by not hiring a professional ...
L.A. city attorney sues health insurer for canceling coverage (San Francisco Chronicle)
Los Angeles' city attorney has sued the state's largest health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, accusing the company of unlawfully canceling the coverage of thousands of Californians after they filed medical claims. Rocky Delgadillo said Anthem Blue Cross, its...
LAWYER GUILTY IN CONTRACT MURDER (New York Post)
A crooked lawyer who hired a hit man so his client could get rid of her wealthy husband was convicted yesterday of the nearly two-decade-old murder. The sensational assassination of George Kogan took place on the Upper East Side in October 1990. He...
Lawyer convicted in 1990 millionaire murder (New York Daily News)
The shady lawyer of rich widow Barbara Kogan was convicted Wednesday of arranging the execution-style rubout of millionaire antiques dealer George Kogan outside his girlfriend's pad.
U.S. Attorney Alice Martin cleared of allegations brought by former employee that she committed perjury (Birmingham News)
U.S. Attorney Alice Martin has been cleared of allegations brought by a former employee that she committed perjury in a deposition related to an EEOC complaint filed against her office, according to documents.
Chinese dissident denied chance to appeal: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
China has illegally blocked dissident Hu Jia from appealing a prison sentence, his lawyer said Thursday, in a case that has shone a harsh spotlight on Beijing's human rights record ahead of the Olympics.
Disbarred lawyer lands job, avoids jail (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
AUBURN - John P. Frankenfield has a job. With that job, the former Skowhegan lawyer will stay out of jail and resume paying back the $219,000 that he was convicted of bilking from clients, including his grandfather.
Lawyer for UTEP basketball star Jackson says no laws broken (KXAN 36 Austin)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The lawyer for UTEP basketball star Stefon Jackson says there's no evidence that justified police charging the 21-year-old junior with hindering an investigation into a Pennsylvania shooting.
Lawyer for UTEP basketball star Jackson says no laws broken (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - April 17, 2008 5:55 AM ET EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The lawyer for UTEP basketball star Stefon Jackson says there's no evidence that justified police charging the 21-year-old...
Attorney General Files Lethal Injection Motion (WCTV Tallahassee)
Attorney General Thurbert Baker files a pair of motions with the Georgia Supreme Court.
Angola: Kuando Kubango - Attorney's Office to Open Legality Week (AllAfrica.com)
The legality week in eastern Kuando Kubango province shall be opened next Monday (April 21), in Menongue city, in commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the State Attorney General's Office, April 27, ANGOP learnt.
Accused Murderer May Lose Ninth Attorney Today (Bristol Herald Courier)
Howard Hawk Willis may lose his ninth attorney today. News Channel 11 will be in court for a hearing today scheduled by Judge Lynn Brown after attorney Gene Scott asked to be removed from the Willis case.   Scott told the court his relationship with Willis had deteriorated. Willis is accused of killing two newlyweds from George in 2002.   Police found their dismembered bodies in a ...
NY State Attorney General in Rochester to talk about Medicaid fraud (News 10 NBC Rochester)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will be in Rochester to make a major announcement regarding Medicaid fraud in Monroe County...
Lawyer says UTEP star has broken no laws (6:18 a.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
EL PASO — UTEP basketball star Stefon Jackson, arrested Tuesday on a charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution, did not break the law, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney pleads not guilty in fraud case (Ventura County Star)
Robert Caron, a Camarillo attorney accused of defrauding investors out of more than $1.2 million, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 13 counts of felony securities fraud.
Letter asks attorney general to end celebrity coroner case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Thirty-three prominent Pennsylvanians sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asking him to dismiss a fraud and theft indictment against celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht.
Man lawyer tried to link to Berry case pleads guilty (WATE 6 Knoxville)
Noah Cox, the man defense lawyer Greg Isaacs tried to name as a second suspect in the Johnia Berry murder case, pleaded guilty in court Thursday to unrelated charges.
U.S. Attorney In Roanoke Announces Resignation (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
U.S. Attorney John Brownlee announced Thursday that he will resign his post in charge of federal prosecutions for the Western District of Virginia, effective May 16.
Lawyer released to appeal sentence (Austin American-Statesman)
Austin defense lawyer Adam Reposa has been released from jail to appeal his 90-day sentence for contempt.
Texas Attorney General hints at bigamy prosecutions (Deseret Morning News)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is hinting at the possibility of prosecuting the women of the YFZ Ranch for bigamy.