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Wife's lawyer claims McGreevey failed to cash in on his fame (AM New York)
The nation's first openly gay governor could have become a political talk show host, pursued a movie deal or otherwise cashed in on his notoriety after a gay sex scandal forced him from his job, a lawyer for his estranged wife tried to show Monday.
Mishawaka asked to help out family of utility worker killed on the job :Attorney makes pension, insurance requests for ... (South Bend Tribune)
MISHAWAKA -- An attorney asked members of the Mishawaka Common Council to give the family of a city utility worker killed on the job last year some financial help.
Ex-NBA Ref's Attorney Blasts Feds (CBS 2 Chicago)
The attorney for former NBA referee Tim Donaghy sharply criticized the government Monday for effectively shutting down the NBA gambling prosecution, charging it put Donaghy at a disadvantage because the full story surrounding his gambling scandal will not be aired.
Wife's lawyer: McGreevey didn't cash in on fame (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
The nation's first openly gay governor could have become a political talk show host, pursued a movie deal or otherwise cashed in on his notoriety after a gay sex scandal forced him from the New Jersey chief executive's office four years ago, a lawyer for his estranged wife tried to show Monday.
Cook County state's attorney foes go back and forth on corruption (Chicago Tribune)
State's attorney candidate ties Alvarez, Cook culture The Republican nominee for Cook County state's attorney on Monday accused his Democratic opponent of being part of a culture that does too little to fight pervasive public corruption.
Lawyer: Barbie-maker Mattel drops lawsuit against former employee in Bratz case (The Star)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Barbie-maker Mattel Inc. dropped its lawsuit against a former employee over the design of the rival Bratz dolls, a lawyer for the giant toymaker said Monday.
Lawyer requests new venue for trial (The Trenton Times)
TRENTON -- Vasil "Billy" Heisler's lawyer believes he can't get a fair trial in Mercer County.
Judge blasts lawyer (Knoxville News Sentinel)
A judge who ordered a prominent Knoxville defense attorney suspended from practicing federal law has issued a fresh round of criticism, accusing the lawyer of unethical behavior and outright lying.
Wife's lawyer: McGreevey failed to cash in on fame (AP via Yahoo! News)
The nation's first openly gay governor could have become a talk show host, pursued a movie deal or otherwise cashed in on his fame after a sex scandal forced him from office, a lawyer for his estranged wife argued Monday.
Wife's lawyer: McGreevey failed to cash in on fame (The Charlotte Observer)
The nation's first openly gay governor could have become a talk show host, pursued a movie deal or otherwise cashed in on his fame after a sex scandal forced him from office, a lawyer for his estranged wife argued Monday. John Post, who represents Dina Matos McGreevey, is trying to convince the judge in the couple's divorce case that former Gov. James McGreevey has underestimated his earning ...
Assistant takes over as U.S. Attorney for Western District of Virginia - roanoke.com (Roanoke Times)
Julie Dudley is the area's top law enforcer, but maybe not for long. Midway through her first morning as the region's top federal law enforcement official, Julie Dudley contemplated the change from the No. 2 position she'd held in the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Attorney general delivers broader view of land sales (The Argus Leader)
PIERRE - Economic development is a public purpose, Attorney General Larry Long says in an opinion that could clear the way for the state to sell land to be leased to a private company. Long issued the recent opinion in response to a question from Jarrod Johnson, state School and Public Lands commissioner. Long said both state and federal courts have ruled that economic development is a public ...
Houston lawyer: Loophole voids red-light camera tickets (Houston Chronicle)
A local lawyer claimed Monday to have found a legal loophole for all drivers who receive a red-light camera ticket and exhorted all drivers to appeal their $75 citations. City officials say he is mistaken.
Lawyer 'unaware' of client's dementia (Perth Now)
A LAWYER who revised the will of a former Qantas pilot one week before he was allegedly murdered by his de facto wife says she never knew he had Alzheimer's disease.
Atlantic City Board of Education rehires attorney after his DUI plea (Press of Atlantic City)
ATLANTIC CITY - The Board of Education renewed its contract with its attorney Monday night despite the fact that he pleaded guilty last week to a drunken-driving charge.
Corzine taps Haddonfield lawyer to be Camden County prosecutor (Philly.com)
Gov. Corzine nominated trial lawyer Warren W. Faulk yesterday to become the next Camden County prosecutor, potentially filling a seat that has been vacant for more than two years.
Orlando lawyer disbarred for ethics infractions (Orlando Sentinel)
The Florida Supreme Court also suspends 3 other area lawyers for violating ethics rules. An Orlando lawyer has been disbarred and three other Central Florida attorneys were suspended by the Florida Supreme Court for assorted ethical violations, The Florida Bar announced Monday.
City asked to help out Deal family :Deal killed while on the job; attorney makes pension, insurance requests. (South Bend Tribune)
MISHAWAKA -- An attorney asked members of the Mishawaka Common Council to give the family of a city utility worker killed on the job last year some financial help.
Lawyer subpoenas former detectives convicted of corruption (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for a man convicted in a drug case has subpoenaed two former New Haven detectives convicted on federal corruption charges.
Attorney General Sues FL Company Over Withdrawing Money from Accounts (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
DES MOINES (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office is suing a Florida telemarketing company for allegedly withdrawing money from people's accounts without permission.
Lawyer: McGreevey could have cashed in on fame (USA Today)
The nation's first openly gay governor could have become a talk show host, pursued a movie deal or otherwise cashed in on his fame after a sex scandal forced him from office, a lawyer for his estranged wife argued Monday.
Strickland begins process of selecting new attorney general (Coshocton Tribune)
COLUMBUS (AP) - A longtime county prosecutor in Dayton and a Hamilton County commissioner are on a list of potential Democratic replacements for former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.
U.S. rests case against Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger in campaign finance trial (MLive.com)
DETROIT -- Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the criminal campaign finance trial against high-profile Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger and his law partner.
Lawyer not guilty of shooting because of mental disease (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Stamford (AP, May 20, 2008 8:06 AM) -- A judge has ruled that a Stamford lawyer who shot at a motorist is not guilty because he has a mental disease.
State To Investigate Lawyer Over Fraudulent Ethics Letter (Hartford Courant)
Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Monday her office will investigate a state agency staff lawyer who wrote a fraudulent letter that helped trigger the firing of state ethics chief Alan S. Plofsky in 2004.
Pepper for Attorney General? (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
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Attorney for ex-ref Donaghy claims his client suggested NBA games influenced by relationships (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - Disgraced basketball referee Tim Donaghy told investigators in the NBA betting probe that relationships among officials, coaches and players "affected the outcome of games," his attorney said. The league said the charges were unfounded.
Lawyer not guilty of shooting because of mental disease (Boston Globe)
A judge has ruled that a Stamford lawyer who shot at a motorist is not guilty because he has a mental disease.
Attorney: Wrong man charged in White House shooting (Times Leader)
Police rushed to judgment when they arrested a man in a deadly shooting outside a city bar, an attorney said.
Former US prosecutor eyes office of attorney general (WAVY 10)
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Stressing his conservative credentials, the former top prosecutor in western Virginia says he wants to be the state's next attorney general.
Lawyer: Alleged '20th hijacker' tried suicide (MSNBC)
A lawyer for the alleged "20th hijacker" said Tuesday that the Saudi tried to kill himself at Guantanamo last month after learning he faced a possible death sentence.
All attorney general's vote-fraud cases targeted Democrats (Austin American-Statesman)
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who said two years ago that Texas faced an epidemic of vote fraud, has since prosecuted 26 cases, all against Democrats and most of them black or Hispanic, according to a published report.
Costa Mesa Attorney Jack Kayajanian Featured in Best Selling Book About Bin Laden Family (Centre Daily Times)
There's only one attorney who has won a lawsuit in an American court against a member of the Bin Laden family, though many have tried. The custody battle between Christine Hartunian and her former husband, Ibrahim Bin Laden, and Costa Mesa attorney, Jack Kayajanian's win for Bin Laden's ex-wife, is detailed in Steve Coll's Los Angeles Times and New York Times best seller, The Bin Ladens: An ...
Lawyer says terror suspect at Guantanamo attempted suicide last month (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A lawyer for the alleged "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States says the man tried to kill himself last month after learning he faced a possible death sentence.
Brownlee Announces Bid for Va. Attorney General (Washington Post)
ROANOKE, Va. -- Stressing his conservative credentials, the former top prosecutor in western Virginia said today he wants to be the state's next attorney general.
East Tennessee attorney disbarred after numerous complaints (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
A Greeneville attorney has been barred from practicing law after complaints were filed against him claiming he misused his parents' credit cards, among other misconduct.
Lawyer: '20th hijacker' suspect tries suicide (Miami Herald)
A lawyer for a captive here, who was once suspected of being the 9/11 ''20th hijacker,'' said Tuesday that the Saudi tried to kill himself last month after learning he faced a possible death sentence.
Lawyer: '20th hijacker' suspect tries suicide (Miami Herald)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- A lawyer for a Saudi captive here, who was once suspected of being the 9/11 ''20th hijacker,'' said Tuesday that the detainee tried to kill himself last month in despair over hearing a prosecutor was seeking his execution.
Lawyer: suspect at Guantanamo attempted suicide (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for the alleged "20th hijacker" says the Saudi tried to kill himself at Guantanamo last month after learning he faced a possible death sentence.
Judge has strong words for missing attorney in death penalty case (12:25 p.m.) (The Record)
MODESTO – A Modesto judge today ordered a Stockton city attorney to explain why she failed to show for court in the capital case of a man accused of gunning down a California Highway Patrol officer two years ago.
Voters To Pick Next Attorney General (Fox 12 Oregon)
By Wednesday morning, Oregon should have an attorney general-elect.
Lawyer: Gitmo suspect attempted suicide (AP via Yahoo! News)
The alleged "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks tried to kill himself at Guantanamo last month, his lawyer disclosed Tuesday, saying the Saudi prisoner was distraught over a possible death sentence for charges later dropped by the Pentagon.
Alleged 9/11 "20th hijacker" tried suicide: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Saudi citizen who allegedly intended to be the "20th hijacker" on September 11 tried to kill himself last month at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after learning he faced charges that could carry the death penalty, his lawyer said on Monday.
Lawyer: Jury should have heard of soldier's PTSD (AP via Yahoo! News)
The jury that convicted an Iraq war veteran of murder in the stabbing death of a fellow infantryman, whose charred body was later found in the woods, should have learned that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in combat, his lawyer told the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Mass. attorney general, a Democratic delegate, backs Clinton (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Martha Coakley, one of two superdelegates recently elected by the Massachusetts Democratic Party, says she's supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
Mass. attorney general: Archdiocese of Boston agrees to give up control of hospital system (Canadian Business)
BOSTON (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston agreed to give up control of its financially struggling chain of six eastern Massachusetts hospitals, but will still retain authority over moral and ethical issues, Attorney General Martha Coakley said Tuesday.
Lawyer and N.B.A. Are Trading Insults (New York Times)
While the former N.B.A. referee Tim Donaghy awaits his fate in federal court, his lawyer and league officials are trading accusations through the courts and the news media.
Lawyer Not Guilty of Shooting Because of Mental Disease (Law.com)
A judge has ruled that a Stamford, Conn., lawyer who shot at a motorist is not guilty because he has a mental disease. Forty-year-old Eric Witlin has been sent to a state mental hospital for evaluation until he returns to court July 14. Police say Witlin fired a shotgun twice at a motorist, then broke into the home of his ex-wife and entered with the gun while his 11-year-old son was in his ...
Sanctions Hearing Set for Lawyer Found to Have Humiliated Litigants, Other Attorneys (Law.com)
A referee has recommended that outspoken lawyer Jack Thompson be found guilty of numerous Florida Bar rule violations. Judge Dava Tunis concluded that Thompson made false statements to tribunals, disparaged and humiliated litigants and other lawyers, and improperly practiced law outside the state of Florida. A name partner at one law firm referred to Thompson's actions as "emotional stalking."
Attorney honored for lifetime service (Quad-City Times)
Two Rivers YMCA will honor attorney Dennis R. Fox for his volunteer service with a lifetime service award at a 7:15 p.m. dinner Thursday at i wireless Center, Moline.