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Dying lawyer begged for life (Herald Sun)
LAWYER David Robinson was crying and begging to a man armed with a gun before he died near his Fairfield office, a jury has heard.
Judge grills lawyer as N.L. probes cancer inquiry rules (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
The judge hearing Newfoundland and Labrador's breast cancer inquiry demanded Monday to know who ordered a government lawyer to ask for clarification on the role of inquiry lawyers.
State attorney misses hearing today for accused emergency management official (Asbury Park Press)
In another twist in the unusual case of Monmouth County's suspended emergency management coordinator - who is accused of official misconduct for stealing 7.8 gallons of gasoline from the county motor pool - the special deputy state attorney general trying the case missed this morning's scheduled status conference hearing. Matthew Murphy relayed information that he thought the hearing had been ...
Lawyer, 2 cops shot dead (Philstar.com)
Two Manila policemen were killed in a shootout with motorcycle-riding armed men who had just robbed and slain a lawyer who withdrew P1 million from a nearby bank in Paco yesterday morning.
Lawyer to Draft Forfeiture Language Against Kilpatrick (FOX 2 News Detroit)
The Detroit City Council has voted 5-4 to ask its attorney to draft resolution language on forfeiture of office proceedings against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Council members debated Monday morning on three recommendations made by lawyer William Goodman.
Houston lawyer gives UT Austin $15 million (KXAN 36 Austin)
Houston's Joe Jamail is donating another 15 million dollars to his alma mater -- the University of Texas. The funding from the 82-year-old lawyer was announced Monday.
Cancer inquiry judge challenges N.L. lawyer's request to limit questions (Canada.com)
A provincial government lawyer and the judge heading an inquiry into flawed breast cancer tests clashed Monday over the lawyer’s request to limit some of the questioning of witnesses by inquiry lawyers.
Ragsdale needs meds in jail, attorney says (Deseret Morning News)
The attorney for a man charged with gunning down his wife in an LDS church parking lot asked for direction Monday morning about getting medical help for his client.
Lawyer suspended; another reinstated (The State)
The S.C. Supreme Court today placed a Columbia attorney on six months’ suspension and reinstated another Columbia lawyer who had received the same punishment last year. The justices said William Gary White III committed several ethical violations in his handling of a car insurance settlement for a client. A hearing panel had recommended a 90-day suspension, but the court chose to impose a ...
Wicomico County State's Attorney Sentenced For Drunken Driving (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark is sentenced to a year of probation and a $500 fine for driving under the influence.
Houston lawyer gives UT-Austin $15 million (KCEN-TV Temple)
AUSTIN (AP) - Houston's Joe Jamail is donating another 15 million dollars to his alma mater the University of Texas. The funding from the 82-year-old lawyer was announced today. The school in Austin is naming one of its main public rooms in honor of Lee Hage Jamail Jamail's late wife.
Group files ethics complaint against U.S. attorney (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN (AP) - A conservative Christian group has filed an ethics complaint against a federal prosecutor. The group argues that U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton mishandled the case of 2 Border Patrol agents. The agents were convicted of shooting a fleeing drug suspect and hiding evidence.
Group files ethics complaint against US attorney (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A conservative Christian group in Kentucky has filed an ethics complaint against a federal prosecutor, arguing that he mishandled the case of two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a fleeing drug suspect and hiding evidence. In the complaint, Christians Reviving America's Values asked the Texas Bar Association to investigate U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, arguing that he willfully ...
Attorney seeks to question pope about sex abuse (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An attorney is seeking a court order to question Pope Benedict XVI in an ongoing church sex abuse case, saying the holy father is the most knowledgeable person alive about what the Catholic Church knew about sex abuse allegations.
State attorney files charges against FSU's Parker (The Palm Beach Post)
The state attorney's office filed charges Monday against former Atlantic High School football star Preston Parker stemming from his April 22 arrest in Palm Beach Gardens. Parker, who emerged last season as Florida State's top offensive player, was charged with a felony for carrying a concealed firearm and was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana of less than 20 grams.
Attorney seeks to question pope about sex abuse (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An attorney is seeking a court order to question Pope Benedict XVI in an ongoing church sex abuse case, saying the holy father is the most knowledgeable person alive about what the Catholic Church knew about sex abuse allegations. Louisville attorney William McMurry said because the pope is 81-years-old, he may not be available to give testimony later in the case. The request comes in a ...
Attorney says city council member can vote on water (Daily Record)
CLE ELUM — The attorney for the City of Cle Elum says a member of the Cle Elum City Council who works for a developer can vote on a new water policy for the city.
First Space Lawyer Graduates (Slashdot)
PHPNerd writes "Over at space.com is an interesting article about the first space lawyer. He graduated from the University of Mississippi. 'Any future space lawyer might have to deal with issues ranging from the fallout over satellite shoot-downs to legal disputes between astronauts onboard the International Space Station. The expanding privatization of the space sector may also pose new legal ...
Wicomico state's attorney gets probation for DUI (Baltimore Sun)
Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark has been sentenced to a year of probation and a $500 fine for driving under the influence.
Zimbabwe: Editor, Media Lawyer Charged, Released (AllAfrica.com)
In separate cases today, a magistrate court in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, released from police custody a top newspaper editor and a leading lawyer working in defense of journalists. Both were formally charged, however, according to local sources.
Lawyer to Draft Forfeiture Language Against Kilpatrick (FOX 2 News Detroit)
The Detroit City Council has voted 5-4 to ask its attorney to draft resolution language on forfeiture of office proceedings against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Council members debated Monday morning on three recommendations made by lawyer William Goodman.
Lawyer says jet-set couple to plead guilty to ID theft (Seattle Times)
A college student and her Ivy League graduate ex-boyfriend, of Everett, have signed plea agreements that likely will send them to prison, her lawyer said Monday.
County attorney contributes to youth programs (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has committed additional resources to youth programs as a way to prevent crime and keep young people safe. So far in 2008, the county attorney's office contributed more than $130,000 dollars to Valley groups that provide summer and after-school activities.
Lawyer: 2 will admit fraud fueled luxury lifestyle (The Charlotte Observer)
Presumably, she didn't fleece Prince Charles. But a couple of young jet-setters plan to admit in court that other people who crossed their paths unwittingly financed their luxury lifestyle. A lawyer for Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, said Monday that she and her now-ex-boyfriend have signed federal plea agreements that likely will send them to prison for several years for ID theft and other crimes. Since ...
Ticket-fixing uncovered between Denver PD, attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
An Assistant Denver City Attorney has resigned and a Denver police officer has been disciplined after the cop admitted "fixing" a speeding ticket for the prosecutor's boyfriend.
Attorney says trooper's murder was not premeditated (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The defense attorney for an 18-year-old Texas man accused of shooting a Tennessee trooper said the incident was a "reaction" to the trooper's questions about drugs during a traffic stop.
Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel issues statement defending probe of entry into office (The Republican)
NORTHAMPTON - Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth D. Scheibel issued a statement today regarding the investigation of a "break-in" at her offices in February, saying it was her responsibility to pursue the matter.
Attorney wants pope to testify on clergy sex abuse (AP via Yahoo! News)
Pope Benedict XVI should be questioned soon about clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church because he is the most knowledgeable person on the topic and his advanced age makes future testimony unlikely, an attorney said Monday.
Lawyer: 2 will admit fraud fueled luxury lifestyle (AP via Yahoo! News)
Presumably, she didn't fleece Prince Charles. But a couple of young jet-setters plan to admit in court that other people who crossed their paths unwittingly financed their luxury lifestyle.
Jackson Attorney Donates "Mississippi Burning" Trial Documents (WLBT 3 Jackson)
The Jackson attorney who defended former Neshoba County Sheriff Lawrence Rainey in the infamous "Mississippi Burning" trial, is donating a virtual gold mine of documents to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Attorney wants pope to testify on clergy sex abuse (San Francisco Chronicle)
Pope Benedict XVI should be questioned soon about clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church because he is the most knowledgeable person on the topic and his advanced age makes future testimony unlikely, an attorney said Monday. Many similar lawsuits have named...
Attorney wants pope to testify on clergy sex abuse (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville, Kentucky, attorney says Pope Benedict XVI should be questioned soon about clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church.
Lawyer: 2 will admit fraud fueled luxury lifestyle (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MARYCLAIRE DALE Presumably, she didn't fleece Prince Charles. But a couple of young jet-setters plan to admit in court that other people who crossed their paths unwittingly financed their luxury lifestyle. A lawyer for Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, said Monday that she and her now-ex-boyfriend have signed federal plea agreements that likely will send them to prison for several years for ID theft and ...
Monday update: No disciplinary hearing set yet for Kelso lawyer Ott (The Daily News)
Officials from the Washington State Bar Association are likely to set a disciplinary hearing within the month for longtime Kelso lawyer Dennis Ott, who is once again under review for professional conduct.
Kentucky lawyer wants Pope Benedict to testify on clergy sex abuse (CNews)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky lawyer wants Pope Benedict to testify in connection with a clergy sex-abuse lawsuit. William McMurry's request is part of a lawsuit by three men claiming top church officials should have warned about sexual abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Pay-as-You-Go Lawyer Referred to 2nd Circuit's Grievance Panel (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer who refused to act on his client's appeal because the client had not fully paid his fees has been referred by a federal judge to the 2nd Circuit's grievance panel. Senior Judge Jon O.
Upper Darby man accused of committing robbery, murder to pay for lawyer (Philadelphia Daily News)
A man who allegedly robbed and killed two men last month in Upper Darby did so to pay a lawyer for his defense on drug charges in another case, police said yesterday.
Accused blamed lawyer for loss of house (Adelaide Now)
A CLAIRVOYANT accused of shooting dead his divorce lawyer blamed him for losing his house, a court has heard.
District attorney claims probe was warranted (The Republican)
NORTHAMPTON - Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth D. Scheibel issued a statement yesterday regarding the investigation of a "break-in" at her offices in February, saying it was her responsibility to pursue the matter.
Daniels backing Costas in attorney general race (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
INDIANAPOLIS – Pointing to a need for geographic diversity, Gov. Mitch Daniels has endorsed Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas for the Republican attorney general nomination.
Attorney general to discuss open government rules (WAVY 10)
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Attorney General Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Press Association plan to talk to local officials meeting in Gastonia about open government rules.
Court puts attorney on probation (The State)
The S.C. Supreme Court on Monday placed a Columbia attorney on six months’ suspension and reinstated another Columbia lawyer who had received the same punishment last year. The justices said William Gary White III committed several ethical violations in his handling of a car insurance settlement for a client. A hearing panel had recommended a 90-day suspension, but the court chose to impose a ...
Attorney wants pope to testify on clergy sex abuse (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A Kentucky attorney wants Pope Benedict to testify in connection with a clergy sex-abuse lawsuit.
Attorney wants pope to testify on clergy sex abuse (The Kentucky Post)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky attorney wants Pope Benedict to testify in connection with a clergy sex-abuse lawsuit. William McMurry's request is part of a lawsuit by three men claiming top church officials should have warned about sexual abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Accused officers’ lawyer: Yano ‘reasonably fair’ (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- A defense lawyer in the mutiny trial of 28 officers linked to the alleged February 2006 coup plot welcomed the assumption of the new chief of staff, Lieutenant General Alexander Yano.
Attorney: Beck plea deal nears (Coshocton Tribune)
COLUMBUS - The attorney for former Zanesville police officer Sean Beck said a plea deal is close to being worked out with the U.S. Attorney Office.
Lawyer of soldier held in Juárez files appeal (6:11 a.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
EL PASO — The case of a U.S. soldier, who says he mistakenly drove into Mexico with personal weapons, is under the review of an appeals defense lawyer, his lawyer said Monday.
La Clinica board accuses lawyer of libelous flier (Tri-City Herald)
Community Health Center La Clinica's board has accused lawyer George Fearing of using his congressional campaign to smear board members.
Shariah lawyer files writ of amparo against MILF officials for harassment (Philstar.com)
A Shariah Court lawyer Monday filed a petition for the issuance of a writ of amparo and a protection order before the Supreme Court against officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front whom he had accused of harassing him and his client.
Teen accused in mom's death gets new lawyer (Tri-City Herald)
A Benton City teen charged in the fatal stabbing of his mother agreed Monday morning to have a new lawyer take on his case.