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Catoosa County: Sheriff, attorney split on teacher case (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A defense attorney’s criticism of how Catoosa County investigators handled the case of a kindergarten teacher charged with child molestation drew a sharp rebuke from Sheriff Phil Summers on Thursday.
Moore's attorney says group is offering bribe (Winston-Salem Journal)
The legal fight between N.C. Treasurer Richard Moore and a state employees' group that has criticized his stewardship of the state employee pension fund turned ugly yesterday as Moore's attorney accused the group's lawyer of offering a bribe.
US attorney general says Supreme Court decision on Guantanamo won't affect military trials (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOKYO - The military trials against U.S.-held detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba will not be affected by a Supreme Court ruling that the detainees have the right to appeal in U.S. civilian courts, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday.
Attorney: Gitmo ruling helps alleged enemy combatant in S.C. (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The attorney for the only enemy combatant being held on U.S. soil says a Supreme Court ruling that foreign terrorism suspects have the right to challenge their detention in civilian courts supports his client’s case.
Rape charge is dropped against Hub lawyer (Boston Globe)
MIAMI - Prosecutors have dropped rape charges against a Boston lawyer who once tried out for television's "The Bachelor" reality show.
Attorney General: SC Ruling On Guantanamo Won't Affect Military Trials (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that allowed foreign suspects held in Guantanamo Bay the right to challenge their detention in civilian courts won't affect military trials against them, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Friday.
State justices suspend lawyer (Sun-Sentinel)
A lawyer who knowingly submitted false information in an adoption case was suspended for three years Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court, though two dissenting justices said she should have been disbarred.
HUNTINGTON WOODS: Attorney turns heads now (Detroit Free Press)
Robyn Frankel was racing through Kroger in her sweats, just out of the gym and scouting for something quick she could feed her kids when a fellow shopper stopped her in the dairy aisle. "You're that attorney I saw on television," the shopper said. "The one that got that teacher out of jail."
Richmond attorney sides with council, says budget is valid (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Richmond City Attorney Norman B. Sales is siding with the City Council in a dispute over whether the city's approved budget for next year is valid. Sales, who is appointed by council, said in a seven-page opinion yesterday that the operating budget was balanced as approved May 27, contrary to a claim by Mayor L. Douglas Wilder. Sales also said that two spending measures approved this week were ...
Lawyer suspended in adoption case (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
State's top court stops shy of disbarring lawyer for knowingly providing false information.
Woman is posing as lawyer, police say (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
MILLBURY - Police are warning Cordis Mills complex residents of a couple who are passing themselves off as a lawyer and a housing official.
'If you want to help Iran, don't attack' - interview with the Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi, who was the ... (Guardian Unlimited)
The Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi talks to David Batty about the regime's abuse of its population - and how the west needs to abandon the threat of war if it wants to win over Iran's people and bring change
US Attorney General Says Guantanamo Trials to Proceed (Voice of America)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says military trials for suspected terrorists detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison will proceed, despite a key ruling Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney is new head of Consumer Affairs (The Record)
NEWARK – David Szuchman, a former trial lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department and an assistant attorney general in New York, has taken over as director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
Rape charge dropped against lawyer, ex-'Bachelor' contestant (7 News Miami)
MIAMI -- Prosecutors have dropped a rape charge against a Boston lawyer who once tried out for TV's "The Bachelor" reality show.
Attorney general criticizes Supreme Court's Guantanamo ruling, says won't halt military trials (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision on Guantanamo Bay will unleash a torrent of court filings from detainees seeking their freedom but won't affect the military trials planned for some terrorism suspects, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday.
Attorney general says detainee trials to go on (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday the Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo detainees would not affect the trials of enemy combatants. A divided court ruled decided suspected terrorists have the right to go to federal court to seek their release from indefinite detention. Thursday's much-anticipated 5-to-4 ruling was the third time the justices have repudiated Bush on his ...
Attorney general says detainee trials to go on (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday the Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo detainees would not affect the trials of enemy combatants. A divided court ruled decided suspected terrorists have the right to go to federal court to seek their release from indefinite detention.
Attorney General: Gitmo Trials To Go Ahead (CBS News)
The military trials against U.S.-held detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba will not be affected by a Supreme Court ruling that the detainees have the right to appeal in U.S. civilian courts, according to Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Alabama attorney general, ADEM sue Calera over wastewater discharge (Birmingham News)
The state attorney general's office and Alabama Department of Environmental Management this week filed a lawsuit against the city of Calera, saying the city's wastewater treatment plant violated its permit by discharging polluted water into Camp Branch, a tributary leading to the Coosa River.
Canada needs to fight for Khadr's release now: lawyer (CTV.ca)
Omar Khadr's military lawyer says Canada should step in for his client now that the U.S. has handed the Bush administration another major legal loss relating to its Guantanamo Bay policies.
Rape charge is dropped against Hub lawyer (Boston Globe)
MIAMI - Prosecutors have dropped rape charges against a Boston lawyer who once tried out for television's "The Bachelor" reality show.
Defense attorney: Dismiss french fry case (St. Petersburg Times)
A defense attorney argued today for the dismissal of the case against a 76-year-old woman arrested after arguing with a police officer over whether she blocked the drive-through lane at McDonald's while waiting for an order of french fries. But...
Parker named chief lawyer for Coca-Cola bottler (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
John R. Parker Jr., a 21-year veteran of the Coca-Cola system, has been named chief lawyer for its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises. CCE distributes about 80 percent of Coca-Cola Co.'s beverages in North America and 18 percent of its total worldwide volume. Parker's new position, senior vice president and general counsel, was previously held by John J. Culhane, who in July 2007 announced ...
Hearing set in MN lawyer's judicial election lawsuit (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A Golden Valley lawyer asks a federal court next week to block Minnesota's rules for judicial candidates. Gregory Wersal contends the rules violate
District attorney rules N.C. police did not break law in search warrant (The Virginian-Pilot)
Kill Devil Hills Police Sgt. Allen Holland did not break the law in recording the time a search warrant was issued, District Attorney Frank Parrish said today. Parrish said that an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation that he requested in April found no probable cause to pursue ...
Lawyer of man accused in NH stabbing says client is fall guy (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - June 13, 2008 1:15 PM ET LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - The lawyer for a man charged with stabbing a Meredith, New Hampshire, teenager in the neck with a screwdriver says his client...
Be careful in granting power of attorney (SouthtownStar)
: I heard that a son used a power of attorney to spend all of his elderly mother's money on himself. He took all of her money from the bank, sold her stock and bought things for himself - leaving his mother penniless.
Lawyer organizing gas price-fixing lawsuit (Canoe Money)
QUEBEC - A Quebecer has hired a lawyer to organize a class action lawsuit against gasoline companies over price-fixing at the pumps.
Attorney To Decide On Bridge Collapse Compensation (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
Susan Holden built a legal career as an attorney trying to get everything she could for people hurt in car accidents or by defective products.
Quebec lawyer organizing lawsuit against gasoline companies over price-fixing (Canadian Business)
QUEBEC - A Quebecer has hired a lawyer to organize a class action lawsuit against gasoline companies over price-fixing at the pumps. Lawyer David Bourgoin says he doesn't believe people will be entitled to astronomical sums of money if the legal proceedings end up being successful.
Connecticut Attorney General files suit against Baton Rouge billboard company over downed trees (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The Attorney General of Connecticut filed suit today against a Baton Rouge outdoor advertising company that it says illegally cleared 83 trees along state property in order to maximize the visibility of its billboard.
Benfica lawyer backs FC Porto ban u-turn (ESPN Soccernet.com)
Benfica lawyer Joao Correia believes the decision to overturn Porto's exclusion from next season's Champions League is 'favourable' to the club he represents.
McMahan's attorney pleads for acquittal (The Oklahoman)
MUSKOGEE — State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan's defense lawyer asked jurors today to acquit his client and to disregard the "self-serving, incredible, unbelievable" testimony of two men who admitted roles in a corruption scheme. Attorney Rand C. Eddy said while his client has enjoyed a longtime reputation for honesty and integrity, his main accuser, businessman Steve Phipps, has been ...
Defense Attorney Sentenced for Contempt (WCTV Tallahassee)
A defense attorney was sentenced for contempt of court.
Kathleen Savio's Divorce Attorney Testifies Before Grand Jury (FOX News Chicago)
The divorce attorney for Drew Peterson's third wife was called before the grand jury Thursday. Harry Smith, a Wheaton lawyer who represented third wife Kathleen Savio in her divorce from Peterson, did not comment on his way into the closed hearing Thursday afternoon.
Fen-phen attorney admits 'ex parte' contact with judge (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Defendant attorney William Gallion testified today that in 2001, he met with the judge who was presiding over Kentucky's fen-phen case, without the other side's attorney being present.
$900,000 sought in settlement over scandal at attorney general's office (The Columbus Dispatch)
The state's cost of settling two sexual-harassment cases that occurred during former Attorney General Marc Dann's administration could approach $900,000. Rex Elliott, attorney for Cindy Stankoski and Vanessa Stout, has asked the state for $400,000 apiece for the two employees, plus attorney fees, which now total about $75,000.
Flood lawyer: latest NV breach builds case to slow flows (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - June 13, 2008 8:44 PM ET RENO, Nev. (AP) - A lawyer for flood victims says this week's failure of a canal in Fallon provides more ammunition in the legal battle to slow water...
Flood lawyer: latest NV breach builds case to slow flows (KTVN Reno)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A lawyer for flood victims says this week's failure of a canal in Fallon provides more ammunition in the legal battle to slow water flows in a century-old northern Nevada irrigation system.
Kelly Forbes' lawyer demonstrates fatal struggle (Newsday)
Holding the same orange electrical cord that his client used to strangle her husband, Kelly Forbes' lawyer demonstrated to a Nassau jury Friday how he believes the struggle might have occurred: He wrapped it around the neck of one of his female employees.
Kürten lawyer criticises suspension appeal decision (Irish Examiner)
A LAWYER working for Jessica Kürten says the show jumper’s suspension from competition by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) could cost her dearly.
What must lawyer do to get himself arrested? (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
If the attempt to bribe a Supreme Court judge was as blatant as your account indicates, it makes me wonder what a lawyer has to do in this country to get arrested.
Gorelick touted as possible attorney general for Obama (WorldNet Daily)
NEW YORK – A panel of Democratic Party legal heavyweights speculated Jamie Gorelick, former deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, could be appointed attorney general if Barack Obama were elected president.
Gorelick touted as possible attorney general for Obama (WorldNetDaily)
NEW YORK – A panel of Democratic Party legal heavyweights speculated Jamie Gorelick, former deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, could be appointed attorney general if Barack Obama were elected president.
Attorney general sues contractors for bad work (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has sued 11 home improvement contractors, including four in Western Pennsylvania, and is seeking more than $660,000 in restitution for their victims.
Hearing set in Minn. lawyer's judicial election lawsuit (Winona Daily News)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Golden Valley lawyer asks a federal court next week to block Minnesota's rules for judicial candidates.
Civil-rights attorney Murphy Bell, 87, dies (The Advocate)
Murphy W. Bell, an attorney who was prominent in the civil-rights movement, died Wednesday in Baton Rouge, his grandson Murphy F. Bell Jr. said Friday. He was 87.
Attorney Weitz wins legal honors (Savannah Morning News)
Savannah attorney Harvey Weitz has built a solid practice and reputation here since 1965.
MASSARO: Ira 'Itch' Tanner, a 'kind, caring' lawyer (Rocky Mountain News)
Ira Tanner Jr.'s mind whirled at a faster pace than those of some of his lawyer colleagues - sometimes too fast.