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County official retains attorney (Northwest Herald)
Woodstock attorney Mark Gummerson confirmed late Wednesday that embattled McHenry County Planning and Development Director SuzAnne Ehardt had retained him.
'Leaked reports' threaten Nutall case: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Gordon Nuttall's lawyer says he is concerned his client will not get a fair hearing amid claims that he could face more charges.
Three Democrats vie for attorney general seat (Great Falls Tribune)
HELENA—Three experienced, well known and highly respected Democrats squaring off for the Democratic nomination in the state attorney general race are seeking to win the party's nomination and go on to extend the Democrats' 16-year run at the helm of the state Department of Justice.
SocGen Report Validates Kerviel Defense, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Societe Generale SA 's report on how Jerome Kerviel evaded the bank's controls to amass 50 billion euros ($79 billion) in unauthorized bets on stock-index futures backs up what he's told authorities, his lawyer said.
Attorney: Rogers will plead insanity (Juneau Empire)
PALMER - The attorney for a Palmer man accused of using a machete to kill his father and a gun to shoot another man will raise an insanity defense.
Hospitality Lawyer With Successful Case Studies On Green Hotel Development And Renovation - The Orchards | By Jim Butler (Hospitality Net)
Hospitality Lawyer on green hotel development. Here at , we have a rich library of articles on green hotel development. (Just go to the blog, search down the right hand side for "Topics" and then click on "Green Hotels."). But as we now publish the DVDs from our recent conference on green hotels -- which are free to all conference attendees -- we thought many of our readers would like to see the ...
Trial date set in Shelly England case: New lawyer to apply for stay of proceedings (The Telegram)
Shelly England pleaded not guilty to a charge of fraud in provincial court this morning, but her lawyer hopes to have the charge stayed long before the case is scheduled to go to trial in May 2009.
Some think full-time county attorney needed (The Mountain Press)
With a growing number of legal issues and court cases facing county officials, some commissioners think it might be time for county government to hire a full-time attorney.
Less than year later, Fairbury again hunting city attorney (Kearney Hub)
FAIRBURY (AP) — Fairbury’s city attorney has resigned after just a few months on the job.
King's lawyer says PM shouldn't comment (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Macsyna King's lawyer Marie Dyhrberg says Prime Minister Helen Clark should not be speaking publicly about the Kahui case.
Media Advisory - Attorney General proposes new measures to protect Ontario communities from gun violence (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney General Chris Bentley, joined by Kim Craitor, MPP Niagara Falls, will outline a plan to target gun smuggling.
Well-known attorney dies in rip current in Jensen Beach (The Palm Beach Post)
A prominent Port St. Lucie attorney died this morning after being pulled from the ocean off Martin County after trying to save his two sons.
King's lawyer says PM shouldn't comment (NZCity)
27 May 2008 Macsyna King's lawyer Marie Dyhrberg says Prime Minister Helen Clark should not be speaking publicly about the Kahui case. Miss Clark says police should be exploring other angles over the deaths of the twin babies, following the acquittal of their father Chris Kahui.
King's lawyer says PM shouldn't comment (NZCity)
27 May 2008 Macsyna King's lawyer Marie Dyhrberg says Prime Minister Helen Clark should not be speaking publicly about the Kahui case. Miss Clark says police should be exploring other angles over the deaths of the twin babies, following the acquittal of their father Chris Kahui.
Colbry runs for 4th term as prosecuting attorney (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Randy Colbry, 58, of Corunna, has filed to run for election to a fourth four-year term as Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney.
Court: Lawyer offers help for disabled son (The Natal Witness Group)
CAPE TOWN — A tearful victim of the Fidentia collapse yesterday pleaded with a Cape High Court judge for assistance for her crippled son — and got some, thanks to a generous lawyer.
Attorney general launches child safety initiative (KVUE-TV Austin)
If your child is kidnapped, their fate could lie in how you, the parent, reacts. Attorney General Greg Abbott has come up with a plan to make sure you're prepared for the worst.
Report finds assistant Dane County district attorney withheld evidence (Wisconsin State Journal)
An assistant Dane County district attorney facing possible discipline for his handling of a vehicular homicide case withheld evidence and misled a judge in another case, according to an investigator's report for the state Office of Lawyer Regulation. The report, the first step toward possible discipline, faults veteran prosecutor Paul Humphrey for his actions in the case in which an illegal ...
Well-known attorney dies in rip current in Jensen Beach (The Palm Beach Post)
A prominent Port St. Lucie attorney died this morning after being pulled from the ocean off Martin County after trying to save his two sons.
City attorney says time pressing on resolving issue of waterfront easement (New Bern Sun Journal)
City Attorney Scott Davis says New Bern leaders must be mindful of a deadline as they attempt to "get to the bottom of the facts" regarding the disputed easement held by the Sheraton hotel downtown,.
Awaiting New Pardon Attorney: Backlog, and Chance to Make Mark (Washington Post)
In three decades of government service, Ronald L. Rodgers has gathered intelligence to prosecute drug rings and has navigated international tensions as a military judge.
Professor Sir Francis Vallat: International lawyer, scholar and Legal Adviser to the Foreign Office (Independent)
Francis Vallat was an international lawyer of stature who straddled the worlds of government service, of academe, and of private practice with great aplomb over more than half a century.
Avram Grant brings in lawyer Anthony Julius (Daily Telegraph)
Avram Grant has recruited Anthony Julius, the lawyer who acted for Diana, Princess of Wales in her divorce from Prince Charles, to settle the terms of his departure from Chelsea.
Convicted Gambler Whose Lawyer Is His Son (New York Times)
Despite their differences, a father-son tandem is now linked in a way few others are.
Local attorney dies helping his sons escape rip currents on Hutchinson Island (Stuart News)
Well-known Fort Pierce real estate attorney Robert N. "Bobby" Klein died Monday while trying to help his sons escape rough ocean waters. He and his family were spending Memorial Day morning at Bob Graham Beach when his two sons, ages 11 and 14, were caught in strong rip currents. Klein, 49, swam out to help them and got caught in the currents, said Martin County Fire Rescue Bureau Chief ...
Springs attorney asks judge to dismiss lawsuit (Colorado Springs Gazette)
A Colorado Springs attorney accused of bilking a 73-year-old woman has asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit, arguing that the time to make a claim has passed.
Mayor seeks city attorney (The Advocate)
DENHAM SPRINGS — The mayor wants to hire a full-time city attorney rather than continue contracting with a law firm to handle the city’s regular business.
May 27 - Avram Grant turns to Diana lawyer (Evening Standard)
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Avram Grant has recruited Anthony Julius, the lawyer who acted for Diana, Princess of Wales in her divorce from Prince Charles, to settle the terms of his departure from Chelsea.
Botswana: Magistrate Finds Lawyer's Witness Hostile (AllAfrica.com)
Village Chief Magistrate, Lot Moroka, on Wednesday declared Steven Baputaki a hostile witness after he testified against the state. Baputaki was testifying in the case in which Francistown based lawyer, Lyndon Mothusi, is accused of corrupting prison warder, Akofang Moasetso.
Lawyer for Kerviel applauds bank's probe (Toronto Star)
Jerome Kerviel has been backed up by Société Générale SA on how he evaded the bank's controls to amass 50 billion euros in unauthorized bets on stock-index futures, his lawyer says.
Hospitality Lawyer: What's Going On In The Buy-sell Of California Hotel Transactions? | By Jim Butler (Hospitality Net)
Hospitality Lawyer on California Hotel Transactions. Our friends at Atlas Hospitality are one of the dominant hotel brokerage operations focused exclusively on California hotel properties. At JMBM's recent Meet the Money®, Tim Edgar, Senior Vice President of Atlas, gave conference attendees an update on "A Transactional View of Hotel Values" in California. Some of the numbers were surprising, ...
County official retains attorney (Northwest Herald)
Woodstock attorney Mark Gummerson confirmed late Wednesday that embattled McHenry County Planning and Development Director SuzAnne Ehardt had retained him.
Media Advisory - Attorney General proposes new measures to protect Ontario communities from gun violence/ (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney General Chris Bentley, joined by Kim Craitor, MPP Niagara Falls, will outline a plan to target gun smuggling.
Pair of Republicans seek attorney general seat (Great Falls Tribune)
HELENA—A pair of political newcomers squaring off for the Republican nomination in the state attorney general race are hoping their ideas and professional experience will give them what it takes to win the GOP nomination and go on to reclaim what has been a Democrat-held seat for 16 years.
Niagara legislators' partisanship flares anew over lawyer patronage (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT — Niagara County legislators slugged it out last week over a proposal to create another patronage job for a lawyer.
Employee identity no match' letters serious, immigration lawyer says (Birmingham News)
An immigration lawyer told Birmingham businesses they must take seriously "no match" letters regarding employees the federal government believes may be working illegally in the U.S.
Kercher death suspect cleared -- lawyer (CNN.com)
ROME (AP) -- A lawyer says that a Congolese pub owner who had been arrested and placed under investigation in the slaying of a British student in the Italian city of Perugia has been formally cleared.
Attorney for the Damned Will Play Open-Ended Run at the Kraine (Playbill)
Denis Woychuk's dark musical Attorney for the Damned, which began performances March 13, will play an open-ended run at the Kraine Theater.
Attorney General cracking down on illegal telemarketers (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced a crackdown on illegal telemarketing, having obtained a temporary restraining order to halt one fraudulent telemarketer and a $10,000 civil penalty against a second company for violating Kentucky's Do Not Call law.
Scrushy lawyer Jim Parkman defends black Democrats, says he'd do same for Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford (Birmingham News)
Birmingham lawyer Jim Parkman contends there is a nationwide persecution of Democratic Party black political leaders and that he is ready to help defend them, including Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford.
Attorney gives Detroit council roadmap for mayor's removal (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
Special attorney Bill Goodman presented Detroit City Council this morning with a roadmap to oust Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.
Attorney Ready to Go with Detroit Mayor Removal Hearings (FOX 2 News Detroit)
The second of two Detroit City Council efforts to force embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office is expected to proceed in the coming weeks. The council was told Tuesday by its outside attorney that he is ready to move forward with forfeiture of office efforts against Kilpatrick.
Separated twins in Spain find each 28 years later: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Twin girls who were separated at birth due to a medical error met by chance 28 years later, and one of them is now suing the Spanish hospital involved, a lawyer said Tuesday.
Judge, lawyer spat in Punjab and Haryana High Court (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) A spat between a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge and a senior lawyer, who himself retired as a judge from the Rajasthan High Court, reached the high court's Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain Tuesday.
NZ lawyer appointed to supervise Fiji elections (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Another New Zealand lawyer, Felicity Heffernan, of Wellington, has been named as Fiji's new Supervisor of Elections.
Niganobe broke phone cord after loud, profane calls to lawyer, court told (The Sault Star)
Jeanette Niganobe spent most of the 27 minutes she was on the phone with her lawyer, after she was charged in the death of a city police officer, yelling, making accusations and tugging on the cord, jurors heard Tuesday. The second of two phone calls, made from the Sault [...]
Peter Frommer's attorney in question (The Aspen Times)
ASPEN It is uncertain whether alleged check-fraud artist Peter Frommer will switch from a public defender to a high-dollar attorney.
Judge, lawyer spat in Punjab and Haryana High Court (Calcutta News)
A spat between a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge and a senior lawyer, who himself retired as a judge from the Rajasthan High Court, reached the high court's Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain Tuesday.
Disciplinary board probes attorney's behavior (The Daily Item)
SUNBURY — A Northumberland County attorney who pleaded guilty to harassment and disorderly conduct earlier this year is being investigated by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Lawyer contends Mattel owns rights to Bratz dolls (San Francisco Chronicle)
The rights to the popular Bratz doll franchise belong to Mattel Inc., not a rival toymaker that stole the concept that became a global darling among consumers, a lawyer for Mattel said Tuesday. Attorney John Quinn made the claim during his opening statement...