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Lawyer Sanctioned for Suing Over Adversary's Deposition Questions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A plaintiffs lawyer who alleged in court that his adversary's questions at a deposition caused his client emotional distress has been sanctioned for filing a frivolous suit and ordered to pay his adversary's legal fees.
Doubts end over state's attorney job (Baltimore Sun)
Dario Broccolino held interim spot, to serve two years The selection of Dario Broccolino as Howard County's permanent state's attorney ends months of uncertainty over who will get the post.
Detained Malaysian Activist Hospitalized: Lawyer -AFP (Nasdaq)
LUMPUR (AFP)--An ethnic Indian activist who is being held without trial under Malaysia's security laws has been hospitalized after being denied medication for diabetes, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Don't jail hands-on teacher - lawyer (Perth Now)
A MUSIC teacher who indecently assaulted 10 teenage girls during lessons at schools and at his home should not be jailed, his lawyer says.
Reno lawyer will represent Washoe in utilities case (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Washoe County commissioners have hired a lawyer to represent their interests in a Nevada Public Utilities Commission rate case about which Sierra Pacific Power Co. customers will pay for a $6.5 million underground power in Spanish Springs.
Bangor: Top lawyer, former Mayor Brountas dies (Bangor Daily News)
Former lawyer and City Council Chairman Nicholas P. Brountas was remembered Tuesday as a family man, talented lawyer and gentleman. Brountas, a second-generation Greek-American, died Monday at age 84 at a local health care facility.
Prof Walter Woon takes over as Attorney-General from April 11 (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE : Professor Walter Woon has been appointed the new Attorney-General (AG) for a two-year term from Friday. Professor Woon, who is also a prolific writer, is currently a Solicitor-General. He was also the Vice-Dean of the Law Faculty at NUS.
Prof Walter Woon takes over as Attorney—General from April 11 (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE : Professor Walter Woon has been appointed the new Attorney—General (AG) for a two—year term from Friday.
Sentencing Expected for Toledo Attorney Who Went Missing (19 Action News Cleveland)
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A Toledo attorney who made up a story about being kidnapped at gunpoint and driven to Georgia is about to face a judge. Karyn McConnell Hancock faces a maximum six-month jail term
Lehmberg wins district attorney race (News 8 Austin)
The voters spoke loud and clear. Rosemary Lehmberg will be Travis County's next district attorney.
Attorney, Disney executive appointed to board (The Palm Beach Post)
A Coral Gables attorney and an executive at Walt Disney have been appointed to the South Florida Water Management District board. Gov. Charlie Crist's office announced Paul C. Huck Jr., and Robert "Jerry" Montgomery will serve until March 2012 if they are confirmed by the Senate.
Rokita won't run for attorney general (22 WSBT South Bend)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will not seek the Republican nomination for attorney general this year.
Lawyer files complaint targeting Worthy's actions in drug case (Crain's Detroit Business)
A Bingham Farms lawyer says Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy should be investigated for actions involving a suspended aide.
Valparaiso mayor to seek GOP nomination for Attorney General (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
VALPARAISO, Ind. - Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas says he is seeking the Republican nomination for Indiana Attorney General, after Steve Carter said he would not seek a third term.
Attorney requests summary judgment in Lakewood case (Asbury Park Press)
Lakewood Board of Education Attorney Michael Inzelbuch plans to ask for a summary judgment in the district's case against the state departments of Education, Human Services and Treasury, but the judge hearing the case will not consider any motions until September.
Runaway Ohio Lawyer Gets Probation (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
A lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, has been sentenced to two years on probation and fined $300 for making up a story about being kidnapped.
Runaway Ohio lawyer gets probation (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer and former city councilwoman who made up a story about being kidnapped and driven to Georgia was sentenced Wednesday to two years on probation and was fined $300. Karyn McConnell Hancock, 35, who was missing for three days in December, pleaded guilty in January to one count of making false alarms. The misdemeanor charge carried a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. ...
Toledo lawyer gets 2 years on probation for kidnapping hoax (Boston Herald)
TOLEDO, Ohio - A lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, has been sentenced to two years on probation and fined $300 for making up a story about being kidnapped. Lawyer Karyn McConnell...
Runaway Ohio lawyer gets probation (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer and former city councilwoman who made up a story about being kidnapped and driven to Georgia was sentenced Wednesday to two years on probation and was fined $300.
Lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, gets 2 years on probation for making up story about being kidnapped (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOLEDO, Ohio - A lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, has been sentenced to two years on probation and fined $300 for making up a story about being kidnapped. Lawyer Karyn McConnell Hancock spoke briefly at Wednesday's sentencing and apologized to investigators and her family and friends.
'Missing' Attorney Found In Atlanta Sentenced (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
An Ohio attorney who lied about being kidnapped is sentenced to probation Wednesday.
Lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, gets 2 years on probation for making up story about being kidnapped (Fox 12 Idaho)
Associated Press - April 9, 2008 11:43 AM ET TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, has been sentenced to two years on probation and fined $300 for making up a story about being...
Lawyer says concealed-carry law doesn't prevent cities from restricting guns (The Columbus Dispatch)
There's nothing in the state law allowing people to carry concealed firearms that prevents cities from declaring parks off-limits to guns, concealed or otherwise, a lawyer for the northern Ohio city at the center of a closely watched case told the Ohio Supreme Court this morning.
Attorney Gets Probation For Making Up Kidnapping (The Kentucky Post)
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An attorney who made up a story about being kidnapped while she was pregnant and driven to Georgia was sentenced Wednesday to probation for two years and fined $300.
Bell withdraws request for attorney (The Advocate)
After filing a motion Tuesday asking for a defense attorney, Anthony Bell — who is representing himself in his first-degree murder trial — withdrew it today when told he can’t pick and choose his court-appointed lawyers.
Attorney General Considers Whether to Prosecute Skybus (FOX 8 Cleveland)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says he's looking at whether Skybus Airlines should be taken to court over last weekend's sudden shutdown.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer Tells Court It's Too Dangerous to Release Presidential Results (AllAfrica.com)
George Chikumbirike, a lawyer representing the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, told the High Court on Wednesday it would be 'dangerous' for the court to order ZEC to release the presidential election results.
Attorney who made up Atlanta kidnapping story avoids jail time (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
An attorney who made up a story about being kidnapped while she was pregnant and driven to Georgia avoided jail time Wednesday. She might not be as lucky if she's charged with stealing from her clients, her attorney said. Authorities said Karyn McConnell Hancock, 35, who was missing for three days in December, told them a man with a gun and two others abducted her outside a juvenile court ...
Toledo Attorney Given 2 Years Probation (FOX 24 Macon)
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A Toledo attorney has received two years' probation and a $300 fine for making up a story about being kidnapped at gunpoint. Karyn McConnell Hancock spoke briefly at today's sentencing and apologized to investigators, as well as to her family and friends.
Magistrate supports discipline of Knoxville defense attorney (The Jackson Sun)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal magistrate supports discipline for a high-profile Knoxville defense attorney for refusing to hold his tongue during a 2006 hearing.
Kidnapping fib gets lawyer probation (MSNBC)
A lawyer and former city councilwoman who made up a story about being kidnapped and driven to Georgia was sentenced Wednesday to two years probation.
Sect's attorney, state agree to Eldorado probe details (Houston Chronicle)
An attorney for a polygamist sect conceded in court today that the state has an interest in searching its compound because of allegations of physical and sexual abuse.
No ruling on Clemens attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorneys for Roger Clemens' former trainer asked a judge Wednesday to remove the pitcher's attorney from the case.
Clemens' lawyer fights removal attempt (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Brian McNamee's lawyers told a federal judge on Wednesday that Roger Clemens' lead lawyer should be removed from the case because he might be forced to attack the credibility of Andy Pettitte, a former client of the same attorney. "Pettitte is central in every detail of this case. And they are going to have to go after him," Richard Emery, one of McNamee's lawyers, said during a two-hour hearing ...
Clemens' Lawyer Fights Removal Attempt (San Francisco Chronicle)
Brian McNamee's lawyers told a federal judge on Wednesday that Roger Clemens' lead lawyer should be removed from the case because he might be forced to attack the credibility of Andy Pettitte, a former client of the same attorney. "Pettitte is central in...
McNamee's attorneys: remove Clemens' attorney (CBS Sportsline)
Attorneys for Roger Clemens' former trainer have asked a judge to remove the pitcher's attorney from the case.
State attorney, public defender say budget cuts will hurt court system (The Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach County's criminal justice system is in crisis as arrest rates soar and legislators are set to slash millions to the lawyers and court system that must process the cases, State Attorney Barry Krischer said Thursday.
McNamee wants Clemens' attorney removed (Sports Illustrated)
Brian McNamee's lawyers told a federal judge on Wednesday that Roger Clemens' lead lawyer should be removed from the case because he might be forced to attack the credibility of Andy Pettitte, a former client of the same attorney.
Prof Walter Woon takes over as Attorney—General from April 11 (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE : Professor Walter Woon has been appointed the new Attorney—General (AG) for a two—year term from Friday.
Clemens' lawyer fights removal attempt (AP via Yahoo! News)
Brian McNamee's lawyers told a federal judge on Wednesday that Roger Clemens' lead lawyer should be removed from the case because he might be forced to attack the credibility of Andy Pettitte, a former client of the same attorney.
No jail time for lawyer in fake kidnapping (UPI)
An Ohio lawyer who lied about being kidnapped won't go to jail for that crime but still faces allegations she stole her clients' money, her attorney says.
Clemens' lawyer fights effort by McNamee to remove him from case (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
HOUSTON - Brian McNamee's lawyers told a federal judge on Wednesday that Roger Clemens' lead lawyer should be removed from the case because he might be forced to attack the credibility of Andy Pettitte, a former client of the same lawyer.
Top lawyer hired for hostel discrimination case (ABC via Yahoo!7 Finance)
A group of lifesaving trainees who were turned away from an Alice Springs hostel have engaged a prominent Sydney lawyer to take their case to the Northern Territory anti-discrimination commission.
Mohammed’s lawyer wants trial out of tribunal (MSNBC)
The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks should be tried before a traditional military or civilian court, not the special war crimes tribunals at this high-security base, his newly appointed defense lawyer said Wednesday.
District Attorney Candidates Battle In Debate (NBC 17 Raleigh)
DURHAM, N.C.-- In one the first debates of the election season, all four Durham County district attorney office candidates compared each other’s professional history, experience and views on the problems facing Durham.
S.F. give in to feds on disputed grant money to district attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
Under threat of federal legal action, San Francisco has paid back half the $5.4 million it received in disputed grant money to prosecute border crimes and pledged to make good on whatever else it owes by midyear, officials said Wednesday. District Attorney...
Lawyer seeks protective order in Lovette case (The Herald-Sun)
The lawyer for the teen charged with killing a graduate student at Duke University says too much information is leaking out about the case.
$412 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded to Plaintiffs Lawyers in Fen-Phen Litigation (Law.com)
Attorney fees of more than $412 million were awarded Monday to plaintiffs lawyers from more than 70 firms for their work on the massive fen-phen diet-drug litigation, marking the beginning of the end of the "super-mega-fund" class action. Chief U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III said the case was "nothing short of a herculean effort," noting that plaintiffs lawyers had logged more than ...
Lawsuit Ended Arbus Auction, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
A lawyer for the owner of a group of rare, early prints by the photographer Diane Arbus said on Wednesday that the auction house Phillips de Pury canceled the sale because of concerns about a recent lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was duped out of the prints. Peter R. Stern, the lawyer for the prints? owner, Bob Langmuir, a Philadelphia book dealer and collector, said the auction house told ...
Boulder designates a new city attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
The Boulder City Council has picked Jerry Gordon to be the next city attorney.