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Attorney: NU recruit Sallie didn't know he was enrolled (Lincoln Journal Star)
An attorney for Roburt Sallie said the Nebraska basketball recruit never knew he was enrolled in classes at NU in the fall of 2006. “He didn’t know anything about it, and neither did I,” Don Jackson told the Journal Star on Wednesday.
Lawyer: 'CSI' co-star Gary Dourdan won't go to jail for drug-possession charges of last month (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - Gary Dourdan won't do time. The "CSI" co-star pleaded guilty to two of three counts of felony drug possession Wednesday but will not face prison following his drug arrest outside of Palm Springs last month, according to his lawyer.
Reputed mobster's lawyer: Judge can't preside--he was on hit list (AM New York)
A lawyer for the reputed mob boss known as Vinny Gorgeous has asked an appeals court to force a trial judge to step aside from the mobster's case.
Lawyer hits out at Nicholas inquiry (TVNZ)
The lawyer for Murray Foreman, who was found not guilty of the murder of farmer Jack Nicholas, says police conducted a "shoddy" investigation. The jury of eight woman and four men returned their verdict just after 7pm and Foreman's supporters erupted in cheers and laughter when it was delivered.
Attorney Charged With Groping Female Lawyers (Law.com)
A lawyer who has represented several police unions was arrested Friday on charges of groping two female lawyers. According to the complaint by the Manhattan district attorney's office, Richard A. Dienst is facing counts of forcible touching, third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree harassment. The top count of forcible touching is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.
Patel's lawyer seeks bail after 'bungle' (Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer for doctor Jayant Patel, locked up in a high security US prison for more than two months, is seeking bail for his client before next month's extradition hearing in Portland, Oregon, because of an alleged bungle by Queensland police.
Victoria police chief, ex-city attorney indicted (Houston Chronicle)
Victoria's police chief and former city attorney have been indicted on charges alleging they tampered with an investigation by leaking information about it with a local reporter.
Ohio: Interim Attorney General (New York Times)
Gov. Ted Strickland has named the dean of the Ohio State University law school to serve temporarily as the state?s attorney general. The dean, Nancy Rogers, will replace Marc Dann, a Democrat, who resigned after complaints of sexual harassment and unprofessionalism, and an affair with a subordinate. Dean Rogers will lead the office for about six months but does not plan to run in the November ...
LAWYER APPOINTED POLITICAL SECRETARY TO PERLIS MB (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KANGAR, May 29 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Ameir Hassan was today sworn in as the Political Secretary to Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu.
Watchdogs question lawyer's assistance to Medina's wife (Houston Chronicle)
A prominent Houston lawyer whose firm is involved in a major asbestos liability case before the Texas Supreme Court helped Justice David Medina's wife obtain bail after she was indicted earlier this month on arson and related charges.
Texas Democrats, attorney general settle federal voter-fraud lawsuit (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – The Texas Democratic Party has settled a federal lawsuit against the state, with Attorney General Greg Abbott agreeing not to target people who collect legitimate mail-in ballots as part of his voter-fraud campaign.
Drew's lawyer: Travolta pic proves gun was legal (Chicago Sun-Times)
Drew Peterson's lawyer says a photo showing actor John Travolta signing his autograph should clear Peterson of gun charges. Peterson's publicist, Glenn Selig, released the photograph of Peterson in his SWAT regalia, including a semi-automatic assault rifle he was arrested for owning last week.
U.S. attorney general praises Miami federal prosecutors (Sun-Sentinel)
On a brief visit to South Florida Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey praised federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents in Miami for leading the fight against health-care fraud.
Ex-town attorney disciplined for lying (The Charlotte Observer)
A former Stallings town attorney has been disciplined for lying to police after she took $180 left by an elderly woman at a supermarket check-out line, an N.C. Bar official said. The attorney, Rhonda Hipkins, was videotaped in March 2006 picking up the money and placing it in her purse after the 80-year-old woman in front of her left a bank envelope at a Harris Teeter in Matthews, ...
Ex-town attorney disciplined for lying (The Charlotte Observer)
A former Stallings town attorney has been disciplined for lying to police after she took $180 left by an elderly woman at a supermarket check-out line, an N.C. Bar official said. The attorney, Rhonda Hipkins, was videotaped in March 2006 picking up the money and placing it in her purse after the 80-year-old woman in front of her left a bank envelope at a Harris Teeter in Matthews, ...
Lawyer sues Delta over delayed trip to Argentina (USA Today)
A lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines for nearly $1 million, claiming the company's incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror.
Lawyer sues Delta over delayed trip to Argentina (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines Inc. for nearly $1 million, claiming the company's incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror. Richard Roth said he and his family arrived in Argentina almost three days late, forcing him to spend thousands of dollars on food, hotels and transportation, plus buy tickets for another ...
Attorney general: 20% of Medicare fraud cases in South Fla. (7 News Miami)
MIAMI -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says that a federal "strike force" concentrating on Medicare fraud in South Florida accounts for 20 percent of the criminal cases brought nationwide over the past year.
Police chief, ex-city attorney indicted (ABC 13 Houston)
Victoria's police chief and former city attorney have been indicted on charges alleging they tampered with an investigation
Lawyer sues Delta for nearly $1 million over bungled Argentina trip (USA Today)
A New York lawyer is suing Delta for nearly $1 million after a holiday trip to Argentina unraveled. Richard Roth claims Delta's "incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror," The...
Fla. Attorney General Wants Ruling Overturned In Nowak Case (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida's Attorney General is getting involved in the trial of former astronaut Lisa Nowak. Nowak is charged with attempted kidnapping and battery in an alleged attack against a romantic rival at the Orlando International Airport last year.
City Attorney Seeks To Sue SDG&E For Wildfire Damages (KGTV San Diego)
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre plans to ask the City Council in a few weeks to sue San Diego Gas & Electric Co. for as much as $20 million for damages caused to city property in last fall's wildfires, it was reported Thursday.
Supermodel Campbell charged over 'air rage': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
British supermodel Naomi Campbell has been charged with a string of offences after allegedly assaulting a police officer at London's Heathrow airport, her lawyer said Thursday.
Supermodel Campbell charged over 'air rage': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been charged with a string of offences after allegedly assaulting a police officer at London's Heathrow airport, her lawyer said Thursday.
Texas Democrats, attorney general settle federal voter-fraud lawsuit (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – The Texas Democratic Party has settled a federal lawsuit against the state, with Attorney General Greg Abbott agreeing not to target people who collect legitimate mail-in ballots as part of his voter-fraud campaign.
Attorney General's office fires back at Shumate's attorney (KVII 7 Amarillo)
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 4:40 p.m. The Attorney General's office is firing back on the motion filed by Potter County Sheriff Mike Shumate's attorney last week.
Lawyer sues Delta over delayed trip to Argentina (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines Inc. for nearly $1 million, claiming the company's incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror.
Lawyer sues Delta for ruining family vacation (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A New York lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines for $1 million, saying his family vacation turned into a nightmare after they were stranded in an airport for days and treated disdainfully by airline employees.
Ohio Governor Names Law Professor as Temporary Attorney General (Insurance Journal)
Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland on May 28 (Wednesday) tapped the dean of the Ohio State University law school to serve temporarily as attorney general after a sexual harassment scandal forced out
Supermodel Campbell charged over 'air rage': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been charged with a string of offences after allegedly assaulting a police officer at London's Heathrow airport, her lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney With Case Before High Court Helped Judge’s Wife With Bail (KWTX-TV Waco)
A Texas attorney with a case before the Texas Supreme Court helped the wife of a state Supreme Court justice arrange bail after she was indicted earlier this month on charges stemming from a fire at the couple’s home.
Ex-SEAL trainee seeks 'salvation' in confession, lawyer says (The Virginian-Pilot)
VIRGINIA BEACH Concluding two days of new testimony 13 years after a notorious Oceanfront murder, ex-Navy SEAL trainee Dustin Turnerandrsquo;s lawyer argued today that a confession by Turnerandrsquo;s co-defendant is believable because he has no reason to lie. Billy Joe Brown, Turnerand ...
Lawyer for 1211 Avenue of the Americas Bedbug Plaintiff: 'It Comes From Foreigners' (The New York Observer)
The lawyer for a bedbug-bitten Fox News employee suing the landlord and maintenance company of 1211 Avenue of the Americas today blamed his client's condition on foreign visitors to New York. “My position is that it comes from foreigners,” Mr. Schnurman told The Observer . “Because it became so inexpensive for foreigners to travel here, I believe they brought it into our hotel system.” ...
Attorney seeks dismissal of child abuse charge (Midland Daily News)
The attorney representing a Midland man charged with first-degree child abuse is asking that the case against his client be dismissed.
Lawyer and ex-politician disfigured in acid attack, police in Guyana say (CNews)
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Authorities say a Guyanese lawyer and former politician is in the hospital with disfiguring burns after an unknown attacker doused her face with acid.
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.
Attorney General Fight Brews Among Republicans (WRTV Indianapolis)
Party loyalties are divided before Republican state convention delegates select a candidate for attorney general to replace the outgoing Steve Carter.
Dalton attorney is new Transportation Board member (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Dalton, Ga., attorney Stephen Farrow, a former Democratic state senator who also was chairman of the state ethics commission has been elected to the state Department of Transportation board.
Khadr judge fired, says his military lawyer (CBC)
The U.S. military judge presiding over the trial of Canadian terrorism suspect Omar Khadr has been fired, said Khadr's lawyer.
Attorney set to run against Lawson Lamar (Orlando Sentinel)
Attorney Mercedes Leon said Thursday she is running to be the next state attorney for Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit, which includes Orange and Osceola counties.
Peterson's Lawyer Says Travolta Photo Proves Gun was Legal (FOX News Chicago)
Drew Peterson’s lawyer says a photo showing actor John Travolta signing his autograph should clear Peterson of gun charges.
Lawyer says Spears is 'not yet fit' for court (MSNBC)
Britney Spears is not yet fit to participate in court proceedings in her conservatorship case, her lawyer has told a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner.
Meat company deal concerns attorney general (The Oklahoman)
Attorney General Drew Edmondson is concerned the proposed acquisition of National Beef Packing Compa
Lawyer: Spears 'Not Yet Fit' to Take Part in Court Case (Fox News)
Britney Spears is not yet fit to participate in court proceedings in her conservatorship case, her lawyer has told a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner.
Everett attorney pleads guilty to fraud (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
An Everett attorney who admitted conning clients out of between $400,000 and $1 million pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday to wire fraud.
Plaintiffs Lawyer Lanier to Appeal Vioxx Reversal (Law.com)
W. Mark Lanier, the Houston plaintiffs lawyer who won a $234.4 million jury verdict in the nation's first Vioxx trial, isn't mincing words; he calls Thursday's Texas appeals court opinion reversing a $26.1 million judgment in that suit "judicial activism for corporate America." Lanier says he will appeal the Texas ruling, which he contrasted with a New Jersey court's ruling in a Vioxx case, also ...
Lawyer: Spears 'not yet fit' to take part in case (USA Today)
Britney Spears is not yet fit to participate in court proceedings in her conservatorship case, her lawyer told a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner Thursday. Samuel Ingham, Spears' court-appointed attorney, and attorneys for the pop star's father and conservator, James Spears, spent 90 minutes in Commissioner Reva Goetz' chambers.
Lawyer: Spears 'not yet fit' to take part in case (AP via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears is not yet fit to participate in court proceedings in her conservatorship case, her lawyer told a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner Thursday.
Attorney General Jerry Brown urges court to finalize gay marriage ruling (San Jose Mercury News)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown Thursday urged the California Supreme Court to finalize its ruling legalizing gay marriage, opposing efforts by foes of same-sex marriage to freeze the decision until after a possible vote in November.
Victoria police chief, ex-city attorney indicted (Austin American-Statesman)
Victoria's police chief and former city attorney have been indicted on charges alleging they tampered with an investigation by leaking information about it to a local reporter.