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Fritzl lawyer files privacy suit (UPI)
AMSTETTEN , Austria, May 13 (UPI) -- The lawyer representing the family of Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter as a sex slave, filed privacy suits Tuesday against several Austrian media outlets.
Drug Defendant's Attorney Says Officer Altered Search Warrant (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - A defense attorney suspects that the apartment number on a search warrant – crossed out, changed and initialed – was forged by a Hillsborough County sheriff detective so it would look like a judge made the alterations.
Lawyer shot dead in Jharkhand (New Kerala)
Ranchi, May 13: A lawyer was shot dead in Daltanganj district of Jharkhand Tuesday, the police said.
Court rules against man who assaulted his attorney in court (Minnesota Public Radio)
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says a defendant who assaulted his public defender forfeited his constitutional right to an attorney.
Minturn: Ginn, attorney differ on water supply (Vail Daily)
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado — Do Red Cliff and Eagle County have enough water to serve a proposed private ski resort If Minturn residents vote against it? Glenn Porzak, an attorney who has represented clients with interests on the Eagle River for 35 years, said no.
Lawmakers ask attorney general to determine if gambling board violated the law (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Rep. Curt Schroder, R-Chester County, said he wants Attorney General Tom Corbett, a Republican, to determine whether "criminal matters have arisen" in the board's handling of the DeNaples' license application.
Maine attorney receives French award (Boston Globe)
A prominent member of Maine's Franco-American community, Augusta attorney Severin Beliveau, has been presented with the Legion of Honor, France's highest honor.
Attorney General Marc Dann appears ready to resign (The Canton Repository)
COLUMBUS Ohio Senate Democratic leaders says Attorney General Marc Dann's resignation appears imminent. Senate Minority Leader Ray Miller told The Columbus Dispatch the resignation appears forthcoming, but he did not say exactly when scandal-plagued Dann would step down.
Lawyer: 'The Cheese Man' talked tough, but never hurt anybody (Boston Globe)
Reputed New England Mafia underboss Carmen "The Cheese Man'' DiNunzio may have allegedly been caught on an FBI tape delivering a bribe to secure a Big Dig contract and threatening to throw an associate off a roof, but he never actually hurt anyone, his lawyer argued in federal court today.
NY Madam is no 'ham sandwich,' says lawyer - and she should be released (New York Daily News)
Accused Manhattan madam Kristin Davis' lawyer today urged a Manhattan judge to spring his pasty-faced, buxom client from jail, calling the case against her "beefless."
OH Attorney General Resignation Take 4 (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
Both the House and Senate approved the bill today. Dann's office says in a news release that the attorney general has not resigned.
OH Attorney General Resignation (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio House lawmaker says the state's scandal-plagued attorney general is offering to resign if an investigation into his office is delayed.
Lawyer's Dying Wish: Scatter Ashes at Yucca Mountain (KLAS Las Vegas)
Even after death, Joe Egan wanted to keep fighting Yucca Mountain. In an obituary he wrote to be posted on his law firm's Web site, the anti-nuclear lawyer said he made plans for his ashes to be scattered at the site of the proposed federal nuclear waste dump with the eulogy: "Radwaste buried here only over my dead body."
Investigators Closer to Arrest in Murder of Attorney (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
Greene County investigators are confident they will soon have an arrest in the death of a Springfield attorney. The body of Rowland Comstock (left) was found in the rear of his home just north of McDaniel lake last summer.
Lawyer asks Wyo. Supreme Court to clear Proffit (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - May 13, 2008 5:35 PM ET CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A lawyer for a Gillette man convicted of ordering the killing of a boy who was to testify against him in a sexual assault case...
Lawyer defends man accused of taking $30M from Taiwan (The Fresno Bee)
A businessman accused of bilking the Taiwanese government out of $29.8 million committed no crime and is prepared to return part of the money, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney General Picks Up I-Team Report (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
After watching an I-Team report about a Watertown man accused of taking thousands of dollars in loans from senior citizens and failing to pay the money back, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has launched an investigation.
Lawyer defends man accused of taking $30 million from Taiwan (San Jose Mercury News)
MONROVIA - A businessman accused of bilking the Taiwanese government out of $29.8 million committed no crime and is prepared to return part of the money, his lawyer said today.
Attorney says man innocent in Iran software case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense attorney conceded Tuesday that his engineer client took software from the nation's largest nuclear plant and used it while in Iran, but said he did it only so his Iranian relatives could see what he did for a living.
Attorney says man innocent in Iran software case (The Charlotte Observer)
A defense attorney conceded Tuesday that his engineer client took software from the nation's largest nuclear plant and used it while in Iran, but said he did it only so his Iranian relatives could see what he did for a living. Prosecutors said in opening arguments Tuesday that Iranian-born Mohammad Reza Alavi, a former software engineer at the Palo Verde nuclear plant, broke the U.S. embargo on ...
Attorney says man innocent in Iran software case (San Francisco Chronicle)
A defense attorney conceded Tuesday that his engineer client took software from the nation's largest nuclear plant and used it while in Iran, but said he did it only so his Iranian relatives could see what he did for a living. Prosecutors said in opening...
Lawyer: Man accused of Taiwan theft did no wrong (AP via Yahoo! News)
A businessman accused of bilking the Taiwanese government out of nearly $30 million committed no crime and is prepared to return part of the money, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Man accused of Taiwan theft did no wrong (The Charlotte Observer)
A businessman accused of bilking the Taiwanese government out of nearly $30 million committed no crime and is prepared to return part of the money, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ching Chi-ju, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have disappeared with $29.8 million that was to be used in a failed attempt to lure Papua New Guinea to officially recognize Taiwan. His attorney, John S. Chang, said at a news ...
Lawyer’s passion brings recognition (The State)
Ginny Nissen Waller has been a champion for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her passion for those victims and her love of the law have distinguished the Columbia attorney among the state’s best. Waller recently was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division. “It’s one of those awards that you never think you’re deserving because you work ...
State's attorney's son cited for pot (ABC 7 Chicago)
The son of DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett has been cited for possession of marijuana.
Lawyer volunteers to answer calls for free (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Legal questions on any topic will be answered free of charge for Western Massachusetts residents when the Massachusetts Bar Association conducts its semi-annual Dial-a-Lawyer program on May 21.
Lawyer Takes State Attorney's Office To Court (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- A political fight involving the state attorney, his top assistant and a Nassau County attorney has made its way into a courtroom.
Dan Greear to take on Darrell McGraw for attorney general (Charleston Daily Mail)
Charleston lawyer Dan Greear took the Republican nomination for Attorney General in a tight race against challenger Hiram Lewis. Greear now faces a formidable opponent in longtime Attorney General Darrell McGraw, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general offers to resign, then vows to stay on (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Yesterday started with scandal-plagued Attorney General Marc Dann offering to resign under certain conditions. Rebuffed, Dann retreated and by day's end pledged to keep his post.
Don't like your lawyer? Slugging him won't help (Pioneer Press)
William E. Lehman didn't like the way his trial was going, saying he thought his court-appointed lawyer had "sabotaged" his defense.
Mafia underboss is harmless, lawyer says (Boston Globe)
Reputed New England Mafia underboss Carmen "The Cheese Man" DiNunzio may have been caught on an FBI tape delivering a bribe to secure a Big Dig contract and threatening to throw an associate off a roof, but he never hurt anyone, his lawyer argued yesterday in federal court.
City attorney: Hush on taking iProvo offers OK (The Salt Lake Tribune)
PROVO - The city was not legally required to advertise that it was entertaining offers to sell its iProvo fiber-optic network.     That's what City Attorney Robert West told the Municipal Council's iProvo panel Tuesday morning, and reiterated to the Municipal Council at a Tuesday
Mokbel on the move: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Fugitive drug boss Tony Mokbel has been moved from a Greek prison ahead of his imminent extradition to Australia, his former lawyer says.
South Florida: National award goes to lawyer for farm workers (Sun-Sentinel)
Charles F. Elsesser Jr., a veteran defender of the rights of farm workers and low-income housing groups, has been named a winner of the Kutak-Dodds Prize, awarded annually by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association to a lawyer whose work makes a significant contribution to improving the human dignity of the poor.
Beasley heirs dispute the lawyer's estate (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
In death as in life, feisty lawyer James E. Beasley Sr. has stirred a courthouse fracas. The renowned malpractice and libel lawyer died in 2004, leaving an estate valued at $59 million, including two vintage P-51 fighter planes. He also left behind five children from two marriages, and bequeathed each child a slice of his fortune with one caveat: Any heir who challenged the will in court would ...
Ohio Attorney General Dann offers a deal to quit, but doesn't (The Toledo Blade)
Disgraced Attorney General Marc Dann offered to resign yesterday if lawmakers would drop plans to immediately subject his office to a wide-ranging investigation. The deal fell through and, in the end, his office tersely said, “Marc Dann has not resigned, and no further announcements are planned.”
Kohring's attorney withdraws (Anchorage Daily News)
Seattle defense attorney John Henry Browne has withdrawn as former state Rep. Vic Kohring's lawyer.
Bullhead City murder suspect gets new attorney (Mohave Valley Daily News)
KINGMAN - A Bullhead City man charged with the murder of another man at a Bullhead City park in November is getting another attorney.
New attorney for kidnap suspect (Mohave Valley Daily News)
KINGMAN - A Bullhead City man who is facing a dozen felony counts, including kidnapping and drive-by shooting, is getting a new attorney. Santiago Fidel Sanchez, 22, is charged with 12 counts in five different cases.
Ohio Leaders Still Stalemated Against Attorney General (Indiana's NewsCenter)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Tuesday started with scandal-plagued Attorney General Marc Dann offering to resign under certain conditions. Rebuffed, Dann retreated and by day's end pledged to keep his post.
Madonna to build girls' school in Malawi: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. pop diva Madonna plans to start building a multi-million-dollar girls' school in Malawi for underprivileged children this year, her local lawyer said on Wednesday.
Thaksin, attorney-general to implicated in CTX case (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Attorney-General Chaikasem Nitisiri will be among those implicated by the Assets Examination Committee (AEC) in the CTX bomb-scanner scandal.
Abalos invited Arroyos to golf in Shenzhen--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. invited the First Couple to play golf in Shenzhen, China, in late 2006, but it was an “unplanned social function” and had nothing to do with the controversial national broadband network (NBN) deal, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Madonna to build girls' school in Malawi: lawyer (SABC News)
US pop diva Madonna plans to start building a multi-million-dollar girls' school in Malawi for underprivileged children this year, her local lawyer said today.
Lawyer: Wrong man accused in death (Bucks County Courier Times)
A defense lawyer representing one of two men accused in the stabbing death of Jamie Cockayne has filed a sworn affidavit from a man who claims he and his girlfriend drove the real killer home on the night of the attack.
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general offers to resign, then vows to stay on (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS -- Yesterday started with scandal-plagued Attorney General Marc Dann offering to resign under certain conditions. Rebuffed, Dann retreated and by day's end pledged to keep his post.
Attorney says man innocent in Iran software case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A defense attorney conceded that his engineer client took software from the nation's largest nuclear plant and used it while in Iran, but said he did it only so his Iranian relatives could see what he did for a living.
Lawyer: Man accused of Taiwan theft did no wrong (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A businessman accused of bilking the Taiwanese government out of nearly $30 million committed no crime and is prepared to return part of the money, his lawyer said.
Lawyer wants change of venue for woman charged in deadly school bus crash (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Related: Franco claims she was passenger, not driver The lawyer for Olga Marina Franco del Cid wants a change of venue. Manuel Guerrero filed notice with the Lyon County
Former Lawyer Sentenced For Importuning (The Kentucky Post)
A former Franklin County children's service lawyer is heading to jail for arranging a meeting at the Ohio State House to have sex with a teen. Barry Menster will serve 30 days in jail and three years probation on the two counts. He will also have to surrender his law license.