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Attorney pleads guilty in Abramoff probe (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
A former-high ranking Justice Department attorney pleaded guilty to conflict of interest in the Abramoff probe.
San Diego District Attorney Clears Police in Cyclist's Death (FOX 6 News San Diego)
San Diego's district attorney says three police officers should not face criminal charges in the death of a cyclist who struggled against restraints.
Columbus police: No charges against aide to attorney general (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus police say they won't file criminal charges against an aide to Attorney General Marc Dann who has been accused of sexual harassment.
Sayyed lawyer says Beirut is meddling in Hariri probe (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Attorney of detained former head of General Security Jamil al-Sayyed accused the Lebanese government Tuesday of interfering in the affairs of the international probe committee in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. "The latest position of the Lebanese government is to be considered as a form of blackmail," a statement issued by the office of lawyer Akram Azouri said.
Attorney: DSUSD security chief has 'impeccable record' (The Desert Sun)
An attorney for the interim security chief in Desert Sands Unified School District, who is under investigation for creating a hostile work environment, spoke out today, a week after the allegations were made public.
Bernardo 'probably' Bain's real killer: lawyer (CNews)
TORONTO - With Robert Baltovich acquitted Tuesday of killing his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain, some 18 years after her disappearance, his lawyer again pointed the finger at Canada's most notorious inmate: Paul Bernardo.
Lawyer can't shake off 'taint' to become judge (The Times of India)
The Supreme Court collegium of judges headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan has shot down a proposal for elevation of lawyer G S Cheema.
Lawyer: Hog Farm Dispute Will Go To Court (KELO Sioux Falls)
A lawyer representing Iowa farmers who are trying to build a large-scale hog farm near Wagner says a dispute with the ...
Attorney Asks To Seal Lewd Emails (KELO Sioux Falls)
The Mitchell school district attorney has asked that emails be sealed from the public in a lawsuit involving a teacher & student.
Lawyer duped by con men into buying 'Rolex' timepiece (The Star)
JOHOR BARU: A lawyer was duped into paying 1,000 times more for a “Rolex watch”, which was actually worth about RM10 in a scam here several days ago. Several others have also been cheated by a group of con artists who put on a show to convince victims to buy items below market value.
Attorney in Edwards trial launches allegations against Jordan and Jefferson (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
Accusations by an attorney, James Perdigoa, in the Edwin Edwards case deepened, implicating U.S. Congressman William Jefferson, ex-U.S. Attorney Eddie Jordan, while those accused of taking bribes vehemently refuted Perdigoa’s claims.
Meet with the Weld District Attorney (Greeley Tribune)
Residents will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the Weld district attorney next month, according to a press release from the Gongloff Group.
Blood sample was thrown away to undermine defense, attorney says (The Greenville News)
The attorney representing a former nurse who is challenging DUI charges told a judge today that the trooper who arrested the woman threw away a sample of her blood as part of a "scheme" to undermine her defense .
Attorney expects new felony charges against bay spill pilot (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO ---- The pilot of the container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay is expected to be slapped with two new felony charges, his attorney said in a court filing Monday.
Lawyer: Hog farm dispute will end up in court (WOI-TV Des Moines)
A lawyer representing Iowa farmers who are trying to build a large-scale hog farm near Wagner says a dispute with the Yankton Sioux Tribe will end up in court.
Lawyer: Hog farm dispute will end up in court (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - April 22, 2008 10:54 PM ET A lawyer representing Iowa farmers who are trying to build a large-scale hog farm near Wagner says a dispute with the Yankton Sioux Tribe will end...
Council attorney now an option (Poughkeepsie Journal)
The City of Poughkeepsie Common Council has approved a measure allowing the governing body to hire its own attorney when needed, but leaders said there are no immediate plans to do so.
Attorney: CPS Wrongfully Removed Kids From Home (CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth)
An attorney for a Garland family says Child Protective Services wrongfully took two children from their parent's home. More than two weeks ago, Zoe and Chris Arriaga were taken into foster care. While in the foster home, Zoe died.
Clinton County attorney seeks injunction against Soboroff (Quad-City Times)
CLINTON, Iowa — Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf has filed court documents seeking an injunction to stop Jeffrey Soboroff of Calamus from calling county offices and harassing the employees.
Lawyer Disqualified After Another Party Sues Him for Misrepresentation (Law.com)
A New Jersey judge disqualified a partner, but not his firm, on Monday in an uncommon conflict-of-interest dispute that broke out when a defendant in a real property case sued a plaintiffs lawyer for alleged misrepresentation. The decision is unusual because the firm is a fourth-party defendant in the case and plaintiffs counsel at the same time.
Attorney: Pollock denies wrongdoing (The Post and Courier)
CLEMSON — An attorney representing Clemson's head track coach said his client denies "any and all accusations of wrongdoing" in the wake of an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. A SLED report released last week said Bob Pollock, longtime men's track coach for the Ti...
N.J. attorney general subpoenas Atlantic City records (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
ATLANTIC CITY - Another criminal investigation is going on at City Hall. Mayor Scott Evans confirmed yesterday the state Attorney General's Office delivered four subpoenas to City Hall on Friday seeking municipal records from 2000 to 2007.
Federal attorney admits Abramoff-team conflict (Deseret Morning News)
The Justice Department lost one of its own to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal Tuesday as a former high-ranking department attorney pleaded guilty to conflict of interest.
Lawyer Disqualified After Another Party Sues Him for Misrepresentation (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New Jersey judge disqualified a partner, but not his firm, on Monday in an uncommon conflict-of-interest dispute that broke out when a defendant in a real property case sued a plaintiffs lawyer for alleged misrepresentation.
Hemet lawyer pleads not guilty to embezzling more than $110,000 from client's estate (The Press-Enterprise)
Prominent Hemet lawyer Kevin Andrew Speir pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of embezzling more than $110,000 from the estate he managed for a man under treatment for a psychotic disorder.
Lawyer: Xbox violated patent (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Microsoft Corp. violated a patent to produce its Xbox video game player, a lawyer for Alcatel-Lucent SA told a federal jury.
2nd Dem joins Maricopa County attorney race (The Arizona Republic)
A second Democrat has joined the race for Maricopa County attorney.
Texas attorney general says stronger state laws needed on sexually oriented businesses (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
The state needs more robust laws to quickly shut down strip clubs and bars where minors are found performing, Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday.
Anti-violent game lawyer blabs to chairman’s mum (Addict 3D)
Nick Farrell the Inquirer , Wednesday 23 April 2008. 08:20:00 Mad geezer runs amok, quotes Bible COLOURFUL anti-violent game lawyer Jack Thompson has decided that the best way to influence the maker of Grand Theft Auto is by telling his mum what he is up to.
Police: no charges in harassment claim against Ohio Attorney General's aide (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - No criminal charges will be filed against an aide in the Attorney General's office over a junior staff member's allegation that he sexually harassed her, Columbus police said Tuesday.
U.S. Attorney closes investigation of Smith (Lincoln Journal Star)
The U.S. Attorney in Omaha has lifted the cloud of a possible federal indictment that lingered over Madison County Attorney Joe Smith for more than three years.
Wade gets second lawyer, pleads not guilty in killing (Anchorage Daily News)
Joshua Wade, accused of killing nurse practitioner Mindy Schloss, was granted a request for a second lawyer Tuesday, a move that anticipates the possibility prosecutors will ask for the death penalty.
Judge disqualifies accused shooter's attorney (Salina Journal)
Cesar Ramos, who has been charged in connection with the shooting of Torrean Hughley, will have to get a new attorney. On Tuesday, District Judge Jerome Hellmer disqualified Julie McKenna as Ramos' attorney because of potential conflicts of interest.
CAMBODIA GENOCIDE COURT WARNS FRENCH LAWYER OVER 'BEHAVIOUR' (The Tocqueville Connection)
PHNOM PENH, April 23, 2008 (AFP) - Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal Wednesday warned controversial French lawyer Jacques Verges over his "behaviour" during a hearing for his client, former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan.
Khmer Rouge hearing adjourned; attorney warned (EARTHtimes.org)
Phnom Penh - A hearing for former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan was unexpectedly adjourned Wednesday with the Cambodian genocide tribunal warning his attorney. Well-known French lawyer Jacques Verges - who has gained fame by representing su...
Baltovich lawyer again points finger at Bernardo; Librarian acquitted in girlfriend's death (St. Catharines Standard)
With Robert Baltovich acquitted Tuesday of killing his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain, some 18 years after her disappearance, his lawyer again pointed the finger at Canada's most notorious inmate: Paul Bernardo. Although the man convicted in the slayings of schoolgirls Kristen French of St. Catharines and Leslie Mahaffy [...]
Embattled Clayton board considers firing attorney (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Less than a month after a Clayton County school board attorney recommended the entire board resign, the board is thinking about firing him.
Attorney asks judge to dismiss rape case (Port Clinton News Herald)
PORT CLINTON -- An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a girl in the 1980s asked a judge to dismiss the case because he believes the statute of limitations has expired.
Chemical Ali leaves hospital after heart attack: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Ali Hassan al-Majid, the Saddam Hussein henchman better known as Chemical Ali who is on death row in Iraq for genocide, was discharged this week from hospital after treatment for a heart attack, lawyer Badie Aref said Wednesday.
Lawyer slams 'illegal' detention of Khmer Rouge leader (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan went before Cambodia's genocide tribunal for a pre-trial hearing Wednesday, where famed French lawyer Jacques Verges branded his detention "illegal."
Khmer Rouge attorney storms out of court (CNN.com)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's genocide tribunal abruptly adjourned a pretrial hearing for a Khmer Rouge leader after his French attorney erupted at judges because thousands of pages of documents had not been translated into French.
City attorney ousted, council members cite conflict of interest (St. Petersburg Times)
PORT RICHEY - City Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of ousting City Attorney James Mathieu because of his ties with former council members. Mathieu, who was appointed city attorney in July 2006, is the live-in boyfriend of former...
Foxy Brown Back In Court, Lawyer Resigns (SOHH)
Not even a week after being released from jail, Foxy Brown was back in court yesterday (April 22), minus her lawyer. Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
Lawyer loses license for abandoning clients (The Fresno Bee)
The State Bar has charged a San Bernardino County criminal defense lawyer with taking thousands of dollars from clients, then abandoning them.
Attorney withdraws from Foxy Brown's Pembroke Pines misdemeanor case (Orlando Sentinel)
Rapper Foxy Brown will have to find a new attorney to defend her against misdemeanor charges related to a fracas at a Pembroke Pines beauty supply store.
Rezko bombshell: Talk of ousting U.S. attorney (Chicago Tribune)
U.S. attorney allegedly targeted by Karl Rove, Bob Kjellander At the Tony Rezko trial, a prosecutor says a former Rezko confidant was ready to testify about efforts to pull strings with then-White House political director Karl Rove to get U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald fired.
No more time needed to make ABCP decision, lawyer for foreign banks argues (Canadian Business)
TORONTO - A lawyer representing several major foreign banks and investment firms in the proposed restructuring of $32 billion in frozen debt notes says all creditors have received enough information to make a decision for the scheduled April 25 vote.
Attorney withdraws in escort service case; trial postponed (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 11:55 AM- The trial of a man charged with running a prostitution ring was postponed today after his defense attorney withdrew from representing him.
Canadian Debt Restructuring Plan Can't Be Changed, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
April 23 (Bloomberg) -- A proposal to alter a C$32 billion ($31.4 billion) plan to restructure insolvent Canadian asset- backed commercial paper would scuttle the whole effort, a lawyer for the group that developed the initiative warned.
Dayton attorney disciplined (Dayton Daily News)
A Dayton attorney has been given a one-year stayed suspension of her license by the Ohio Supreme Court for failing to diligently pursue two clients' cases in 2001 and for misleading one of those clients.