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Democrats name state’s attorney candidate (Kewanee Star Courier)
The Henry County Democratic Party has nominated attorney Michael Wassell of Geneseo as its candidate for Henry County state’s attorney in November.
Attorney Speaks Out Against Clients' Gambling Charges (Live 5 News Charleston)
Legal fight over gambling charges may go all the way to Columbia if one local attorney has his say.
Charleston Attorney ccalls Gambling Law Outdated (ABC News 4 Charleston)
Should gambling be illegal? It's the question a Charleston attorney is asking while defending the actions of several local business men. New information has been released about 27 individuals arrested late friday, for unlawful gaming and betting.
Ruling raises question: How far does attorney-client privilege go? (BizJournals)
Attorney-client privilege may no longer extend both ways in Pennsylvania -- a change that has law firms and corporate legal departments up in arms.
Pa. attorney-client privilege in limbo (BizJournals)
Many in the business community assume that communication between lawyers and corporate clients is privileged information. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will soon decide whether to uphold a lower court ruling that said attorney-client privilege only protects information flowing from client to lawyer.
Attorney in text probe recalls signing deal (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A day after a Circuit Court judge ordered a City of Detroit attorney to turn over e-mails relating to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's secret deal involving text messages, that attorney said her memory had been "refreshed" and she remembered her part in the transaction, according to a letter she wrote Friday.
Rokita among four GOP hopefuls for attorney general (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter's surprising decision to forgo a third term could open the door for another Republican with region roots.
Lawyer to speak on race at USD (The Argus Leader)
An author and lawyer will speak on history and race relations this week at the University of South Dakota. J. Michael Martinez will present "Understanding America's First Organized Terrorist Group: How the Ku Klux Klan Arose During Reconstruction and Why It Failed," at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Farber Hall. Martinez, a corporate lawyer who also teaches political science as a part-time faculty member at ...
REMY MA PREPS FOR RIKER'S ISLAND NUPTIALS: Rapper's lawyer stresses how much she loves her some Papoose. (Eurweb)
*Jailed rapper Remy Ma can't wait to marry her fiancée Papoose at her current place of residence inside New York's Rikers Island jail. "They're much in love," Remy's lawyer Ivan Fisher told the Associated Press.
Keeping pregnant teen in custody without charge concerns lawyer (Kitchener/Waterloo Record)
TORONTO (Apr 7, 2008) -- A lawyer says she's concerned about a pregnant teenager being held in a Milton jail without charge.
Hotel Lawyer: How to build, operate and finance GREEN hotels now | By Jim Butler (Hospitality Net)
Hotel Lawyer on The Hotel Developers Conference™ 2008. Here at www.HotelLawBlog.com and in our everyday practice, the hotel lawyers at JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® are always exploring the cutting edge. Annually, at The Hotel Developers Conference™, the Group's hotel attorneys bring together the leading experts to illuminate the hottest topics concerning hotel development.
Accused priest close to family, lawyer says (The Charlotte Observer)
The Rev. Robert Yurgel, the Catholic priest charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy in Charlotte in 1999, was a close friend of the boy's family, the attorney for the alleged victim, now 23, said Sunday. Charlotte lawyer Seth Langson also said that some of the alleged molestations occurred on church property in Charlotte -- not only at St. Matthew Catholic in the Ballantyne area, but also ...
Ask An Attorney starts in Hibbing (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
HIBBING — A program that provides people with free, face-to-face advice from an attorney got off to a promising start in Hibbing this week.
DUBAI COURT UPHOLDS TEEN RAPE CASE VERDICT: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
DUBAI, April 7, 2008 (AFP) - A court in Dubai on Monday upheld 15-year jail terms handed down against two Emiratis for raping a French-Swiss teenage boy, the victim's lawyer said in a case that has attracted worldwide media interest.
Formal indictment in killing of attorney (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two men accused of killing a St. Louis County attorney whose body was found in Illinois have now been formally indicted. A St. Louis grand jury on Sunday indicted 41-year-old Cleophus King of St. Louis and 20-year-old Ronald Johnson of Ferguson, Missouri.
Democrats name state’s attorney candidate (Kewanee Star Courier)
The Henry County Democratic Party has nominated attorney Michael Wassell of Geneseo as its candidate for Henry County state’s attorney in November.
Attorney: SC textile firm, railroad settle in train wreck lawsuit (WIS News 10 Columbia)
An attorney representing a textile company that closed after a train wreck and toxic chemical spill in 2005 says the firm has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a railroad company.  
Attorney: SC textile firm, railroad settle in train wreck lawsuit (WAVY 10)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An attorney representing a textile company that closed after a train wreck and toxic chemical spill in South Carolina says the firm has agreed to a settlement from Norfolk Southern.
Attorney: SC textile firm, railroad settle in train wreck lawsuit (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - April 7, 2008 8:45 AM ET COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An attorney representing a textile company that closed after a train wreck and toxic chemical spill in South Carolina says the...
Killer lawyer gets early release (BBC News)
A lawyer who stabbed his wife to death after she told him she was leaving him is released from jail.
Court can force election result, lawyer says (Herald Sun)
ZIMBABWE'S High Court has jurisdiction to decide on an opposition bid to force the release of presidential election results, an opposition lawyer says.
Attorney: SC firm, railroad to settle (AP via Yahoo! News)
A textile company that closed after a train wreck and toxic chemical spill in 2005 settled a lawsuit with a railroad company, ending a trial that began a month ago, an attorney for the firm said Monday.
Attorney: S.C. Textile Firm, Railroad Settle In Train Wreck Lawsuit (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An attorney representing a textile company that closed after a train wreck and toxic chemical spill in 2005 says the firm has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a railroad company.
Pickstown To Decide On City Attorney (KELO Sioux Falls)
Pickstown voters will decide if their city attorney must be a legal resident of South Dakota
No apex court relief to contemnor Jharkhand lawyer (Calcutta News)
A Jharkhand lawyer, banned from practicing in any court in the state following his conviction for contempt, failed to get relief from the Supreme Court Monday.
Teen in 'thrill kill' case acted in self-defense, lawyer says (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- The teen accused of beheading and mutilating a man in an alleged murder plot that has been described by Wayne County's prosecutor as a "thrill killing" was only acting in self-defense, according to his lawyer. Jean Pierre Orlewicz, 18, never planned or even intended to kill Daniel Sorensen, but the 26-year-old bouncer from River Rouge pulled a gun on Orlewicz who fought back, his ...
Lawyer who killed his wife is released after just two years - and inherits £950,000 from her estate (Daily Mail)
A wealthy lawyer who killed his wife after she had an affair is set to inherit nearly £1million from her will after being freed from jail. Christopher Lumsden, 54, was said to have 'snapped' after his wife Alison, 53, announced she was leaving him for a family friend. He attacked her at their £1.4million mansion, slashing her on the face and neck with a knife so badly a pathologist could not ...
Delavan fires city attorney after letter (The Pantagraph)
DELAVAN -- Delavan’s city attorney has been fired after sending a letter questioning a closed meeting by the city council.
Shook Hardy lawyer takes job at Boston Scientific (The Business Journal of Kansas City)
Timothy Pratt, a longtime lawyer at Kansas City-based law firm Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, will leave the firm at the end of April to become general counsel for Boston Scientific Corp., a manufacturer and marketing company for a wide range of pharmaceutical products and devices.
Court slaps fine of Rs.50,000 on Delhi lawyer (Calcutta News)
The Delhi High court Monday slapped a fine of Rs.50,000 on a lawyer practicing in the capital for raising petty issues and claiming an undue compensation.
DataCert Partners with Canadian Lawyer Magazine to Host Legal Operations Management Seminars in Toronto and Montreal (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
TORONTO----DataCert, Inc., the leading provider of legal and IP spend and matter management solutions, announced that it is teaming up with Canada's leading monthly legal publication, Canadian Lawyer, to present legal operations management seminars in Toronto on April 15 and Montreal on April 17.
Attorney: SC textile firm, railroad settle in train wreck lawsuit (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- An attorney representing a textile company that closed after a train wreck and toxic chemical spill in South Carolina says the firm has agreed to a settlement from Norfolk Southern.
U.S. Attorney's Office branch opens in St. George (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 12:47 PM- ST. GEORGE -- The Town Square in St. George probably was the safest place in Utah on Monday as more than a dozen city, county and federal law-enforcement officials gathered to mark the opening of a branch of the U.S. Attorney's Office.
SC lawyer fined for filing frivolous PIL (HT via Yahoo! India News)
Courts have often frowned at frivolous petitions and dismissed them after imposing fines. But what if the petitioner is a lawyer who is aware of the huge backlog under which the judiciary is reeling and adds to the burden?
Attorney: Older brother said, ‘Blame it all on me’ (Knoxville News Sentinel)
The attorney for one of two men charged with kidnapping and killing a man in December 2005 told Knox County Criminal Court jurors today his client took the blame to protect his younger brother.
Attorney general proposes alternative court for nonviolent crimes (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
COLUMBIA Nonviolent offenders could avoid prison through an alternate court system being pushed by Attorney General Henry McMaster as both a better way to rehabilitate people and save the state money.
Former attorney turns self in (Ada Evening News)
Ada — Former Ada attorney David L. Morris turned himself in to authorities Friday afternoon after a warrant for his arrest was issued by Judge Gayla Arnold, on charges of embezzlement by trustee.
Attorney general suspends director accused of sexual harassment (The Columbus Dispatch)
Attorney General Marc Dann has placed Anthony Gutierrez, his general services director, on paid administrative leave while an investigation is conducted into allegations that he sexually harassed two female employees on his staff.
Lawyer requests cancellation of competency hearing (Provo Daily Herald)
The lawyer of a man accused of barricading himself in his Eagle Mountain home earlier this year thinks a competency evaluation is a waste of time and method of prolonging proceedings.
Teen Charged As Adult In Lawyer Attack (WeatherNet5.com)
CLEVELAND -- There is new information in the New Year's Eve attack on a local lawyer. Kevin McDermott was beaten as he was jogging in his Shaker Heights neighborhood.
District Attorney candidates vie for votes (News 8 Austin)
The Travis County District Attorney runoff election is Tuesday, and remaining candidates campaign for support until the last minute possible.
Rokita among four GOP hopefuls for attorney general (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter's surprising decision to forgo a third term could open the door for another Republican with region roots.
Teen to be Tried as an Adult for Beating Attorney (FOX 8 Cleveland)
One of the youngest of six teens accused of brutally beating a Shaker Heights attorney will be tried as an adult. Joshua Bray, 15, is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, kidnapping and aggravated robbery.
Delavan fires city attorney after letter (The Pantagraph)
DELAVAN -- Delavan’s city attorney has been fired after sending a letter questioning a closed meeting by the city council.
PSU Football Player Fires Attorney (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
Nittany Lion Chris Baker has hired a new attorney as he faces court for two assault charges.
Lawyer who killed wife may inherit £2m (Daily Telegraph)
A lawyer who killed his unfaithful wife has been freed after serving less than half of his jail sentence and could now inherit her £2 million fortune.
Lawyer blames defendant's daughter in LA murder-for-profit trial (The Fresno Bee)
A lawyer for one of two elderly women accused of killing two indigent men for insurance money told jurors Monday that his client's daughter ran over one victim and the mother had nothing to do with it.
OCEANSIDE: Shooting victim gets new attorney (North County Times)
OCEANSIDE ---- A woman shot by an off-duty San Diego police officer has a new attorney but still hasn't given a statement to the Oceanside Police Department, officials said Monday.
Ask A Lawyer: Small-Claims appeals allow you a lawyer (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Small-Claims appeals allow you a lawyer
Attorney: Death row inmate Salazar should get new trial (Fort Pierce Tribune)
Death row inmate Neil Salazar should be given another trial for the June 2000 killing of an Okeechobee woman, his attorney told the Florida Supreme Court on Monday.