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Teachers' Union Leader Arrested In Zimbabwe - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--A Zimbabwe teachers' union leader was detained by police Thursday after his organization publicized a list of attacks on its members since March's disputed elections, his lawyer said.
Eyewitnesses say Allahabad lawyer was assaulted (New Kerala)
Allahabad, May 15 : Two prisoners here asserted Thursday that they saw jail authorities beat up Allahabad High Court lawyer S.K. Awasthi, who died in police custody Tuesday.
Attorney general: Fine Verizon for slow repairs (Miami Herald)
(AP) -- Florida's attorney general is joining consumer advocates in calling for Verizon to be fined for failing to repair phone lines quickly enough.
Call A Lawyer Night is Free (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
If you've got a legal problem but don't want to have to hire a lawyer, we know a way you can get some free legal advice. Every other month the Mesa County Bar Association is hosting 'Call a Lawyer Night.'
Eyewitnesses say Allahabad lawyer was assaulted (Calcutta News)
Two prisoners here asserted Thursday that they saw jail authorities beat up Allahabad High Court lawyer S.K. Awasthi, who died in police custody Tuesday.
Council Attorney Says He's Giving It Discount (ClickOnDetroit)
The special attorney hired by Detroit City Council to assist in their investigations of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said he is giving them a discount for his services.
Indian-origin lawyer to take up rippers case (Express India)
A prominent lawyer of Indian-origin, Saimo Chahal, is mounting a legal challenge for the release of a jailed Yorkshire...
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general resigns (USA Today)
Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.
Attorney general appeals No Child ruling (UPI)
HARTFORD, Conn., May 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has appealed a federal judge's dismissal of the state's lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act.
Local Attorney Pleads Guilty To Theft (KSAT San Antonio)
SAN ANTONIO -- A controversial local civil rights attorney pled guilty Thursday to theft charges. Typically known for his outspoken, controversial approach, James Myart surprised onlookers at the 144th District Court with his calm demeanor.
First woman appointed as Howard deputy state's attorney (Baltimore Examiner)
Veteran Circuit Court prosecutor Mary Murphy marked a milestone Wednesday as the first woman to be sworn in as Howard deputy state's attorney.
S.A. Civil Rights Attorney Misused Money (WOAI San Antonio)
A San Antonio civil rights attorney pleaded guilty to misusing money he recovered on behalf of a client.
Vcr police lawyer says racism allegations in freezing death not based in fact (CNews)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for the Vancouver Police Department says allegations of a coverup and racism in an aboriginal man's freezing death have rocked the force.
Kline refuses to rule out run for district attorney (The Kansas City Star)
Will Phill Kline run, or won't he? Johnson County's district attorney announced eight months ago that he would not be a candidate for the post this year. But with the June 10 filing deadline looming, some supporters are urging him to run.
NC attorney general warns of IRS e-mail scam (WRAL.com Raleigh)
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office says fake Internal Revenue Service e-mails are circulating online that promise to help people get their economic stimulus tax refunds quicker.
Family of Duke steam explosion victim hires attorney (WRAL.com Raleigh)
The family of a man killed Wednesday in a steam pipe explosion at Duke University has hired a Raleigh attorney as concerns over workplace-safety begin to surface.
S.C. attorney general unveiling hot line for dogfighting tips (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Attorney General Henry McMaster is expanding his efforts to fight dogfighting in South Carolina.
Lawyer: Immunity could force testimony from Beatty (Detroit News)
The best way to ensure that Christine Beatty testifies against her former boss and paramour would be to offer her immunity from prosecution, Beatty's lawyer said Thursday.
ARENA: Lawyer: Guilty plea for Taylor suspect (Rocky Mountain News)
One of the five suspects charged in the killing of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor will serve 29 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed burglary, his lawyer told Bloomberg News.
Attorney general Bill McCollum seeks fine against Verizon Florida (Sun-Sentinel)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Thursday asked state regulators to fine Verizon Florida LLC $6.5 million for violating state rules on phone service repairs for customers.
DeNaples attorney: Hold hearing on leaks (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
An attorney for Louis A. DeNaples claimed Thursday that prosecutors are trying to avoid a “very adversarial” hearing on alleged news leaks from the Dauphin County grand jury probe that resulted in perjury charges against the Dunmore businessman and casino owner.
Lawyer sentenced to one year (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
A former Luzerne County lawyer will serve one year and one day in a federal prison for stealing nearly $200,000 from clients in 2004 and 2005, a crime he blamed on his alcohol addiction.
Dirty City lawyer offers accommodation for "intimacy". Again. (Roll On Friday)
A man who claims to be a City lawyer has published an advert in an attempt to get a shag in exchange for a free room. The lawyer first published the ad on gumtree last February . Clearly the position has now become vacant, so he's re-posted it.
Lawyer says his e-mail used by hacker for hate messages (New York Daily News)
A disgruntled hacker allegedly hijacked a Pennsylvania lawyer's e-mail account and sent out racist rants - attracting the attention of the FBI.
Lawyer says man lied to cops about identity (Calgary Sun)
Fearing the truth would get him beaten, a man suing over an alleged case of police brutality caught on videotape lied to officers about his name, his lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer: Overturn murder conviction (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- A lawyer for Kent Alan Proffit Sr., the Gillette man convicted of ordering the killing of a boy who was to testify against him in a sexual assault case, this week urged the Wyoming Supreme Court to overturn Proffit's murder conviction.
Position of Attorney General in Dr Giraldi Home crisis questioned: GOVT COVER-UP (Panorama)
The 'odd' position adopted by the Attorney General Ricky Rhoda over allegations concerning the Dr Giraldi Home is being questioned.
Justices suspend attorney 3 years (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
INDIANAPOLIS – An attorney was suspended from practicing law for three years for helping prepare a client’s will that named him as primary beneficiary.
Exiting attorney general backing deputy (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter on Thursday endorsed his chief deputy in the race to succeed him.
Lawyer faces theft charges for overcharging county (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A scheme by a Gwinnett County lawyer to bilk the county out of thousands of dollars has been foiled, District Attorney Danny Porter said. Christopher T. Adams was expected to turn himself in Thursday or today after a warrant for his arrest was issued Thursday, Porter said. He has been charged with 17 counts each of making false statements and theft by taking, Porter said. A Thursday evening ...
Judge hears attorney's attempted murder case (Norwalk Advocate)
STAMFORD - An attorney accused of shooting at a van driver and breaking into his ex-wife's home in May believed her house-cleaner had orchestrated a kidnapping scheme and that his family was in danger, several witnesses testified yesterday in state Superior Court.
$3,000 costs Russellville attorney his law license (NWAnews.com)
A state attorney conduct panel yanked the license of a Russellville attorney for at least six months Thursday for accepting $3,000 from a client even though his law license was about to be suspended. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Zimbabwe Attorney-general Fired For Misconduct - Official (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--Zimbabwe's suspended attorney-general was formally dismissed Friday for misconduct after he met with a former top banker who was on the police wanted list, the government said.
No public inquiry into Baltovitch case: attorney general (Barrie Examiner)
TORONTO - Ontario's attorney general says there will be no public inquiry into the case of Robert Baltovitch. Baltovitch was acquitted in April of the 1990 murder of his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain, after the Crown effectively said there was no case. [...]
No public inquiry into Baltovich case, says attorney general (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - Ontario's attorney general says there will be no public inquiry into the case of Robert Baltovich.
An educator and a lawyer (Sun Star)
BEING an educator and a practicing lawyer is never an easy job, but not with Ramon Edison Batacan who managed to outshine others by his wit and confidence.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer Asks High Court to Bar Army (AllAfrica.com)
PROMINENT lawyer and MDC MP-elect for Buhera West, Advocate Eric Matinenga, has filed an urgent High Court application seeking an order to bar Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander Constantine Chiwenga from deploying soldiers whom he accuses of harassing villagers in his constituency.
Former Attorney General Helps Wife Sell Dishes Online (19 Action News Cleveland)
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann spent his first day after resigning helping his wife with her business selling dishes online. Dann's attorney Mike Harshman says Dann helped
No public inquiry into Baltovich case: Ontario's attorney general (CBC Ottawa)
Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley says there will be no public inquiry into the case of Robert Baltovich, a Toronto man who was found not guilty of murder in April after a prolonged legal battle to clear his name.
County fires longtime labor lawyer (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
MONTICELLO — County lawmakers have fired the Albany lawyer who represented Sullivan in labor contract negotiations since the late 1980s, alleging he stifled communication between legislators and union brass.
Lawyer Client believed aboriginal wasn't drunk (CNews)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for a jail sergeant who refused to admit a heavily intoxicated man to Vancouver's drunk tank says other staff at the facility also believed the man wasn't drunk.
Referee seeks file in lawyer discipline case (Wisconsin State Journal)
In a test of how far the state's Office of Lawyer Regulation can go to keep its investigations secret, a referee in a disciplinary case has ordered the agency to let him inspect the case file — so far to no avail. The agency on Monday denied referee Stanley Hack access to the file, saying confidentiality rules "specifically do not allow the OLR director to permit a referee to inspect OLR ...
Former Microsoft lawyer Neukom to head SF Giants (CNET)
William Neukom, Microsoft's top lawyer during its landmark antitrust trial is slated to take over as managing general partner of the baseball team, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
County Attorney seeks death penalty in Serial Shootings case (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced today that his office intends to seek the death penalty against Dale Hausner in connection with the November 11, 2005, shooting death of Nathaniel Schoffner, who was killed while walking near 20th Street and Monroe in Phoenix.
Lawyer for Vcr jail sergeant says his client believed aboriginal man wasn't drunk (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for a jail sergeant who refused to admit a heavily intoxicated man to Vancouver's drunk tank said Friday the officer wasn't being callous and that other staff at the facility also believed the man wasn't drunk.
Former Attorney General Helps Wife Sell Dishes Online (FOX 8 Cleveland)
Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann spent his first day after resigning helping his wife with her business selling dishes online.
Monmouth County labor attorney might not seek reappointment (Asbury Park Press)
The possibility that former Monmouth County Sheriff Joseph W. Oxley could seek the chairmanship of the county Republican Party has led the county's labor attorney to announce that he will not seek reappointment should Oxley win the post.
Attorney: Thiel's Case Hinges on Her Mental State (WBAY Green Bay)
An attorney who is not associated with Brenda Thiel's case says he only sees one option for her defense.
Iowa Attorney General Sues Penn. Direct-Mail Operator (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
DES MOINES (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania man accused of deceiving older Iowans through direct mailings.
Salina attorney Mike Sheahon suspended indefinitely (Salina Journal)
MICHAEL STRAND Salinan attorney Michael Sheahon has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law in Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court decided in an opinion handed down Friday.