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City attorney refuses News-Sun request (Benson News-Sun)
After numerous requests, Benson City Attorney Thomas Benavidez refused to provide complete copies of billing invoices totaling more than $44,000 submitted to the city since being hired in October.
Defence lawyer defends parole (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lobby group for tougher sentences is calling for the parole system to be axed, but a defence lawyer says parole is an essential part of an inmate's rehabilitation.
County won't pay for sheriff's attorney (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Shiawassee County Commissioners voted Thursday to disallow more than $800 in attorney fees Sheriff Jon Wilson requested for independent counsel.
Saudi lawyer to appeal in morals squad death case (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi lawyer said on Sunday he had filed an appeal against two members of the religious police over the death of a Saudi man last year.
Lawyer appeals acquittal of Saudi religious police (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Saudi human rights lawyer said on Sunday he has filed an appeal in a Riyadh court to contest the acquittal of two members of the religious police cleared of charges of beating to death a man last year.
Defence lawyer defends parole (NZCity)
16 June 2008 The lobby group for tougher sentences is calling for the parole system to be axed, but a defence lawyer says parole is an essential part of an inmate's rehabilitation.
Defence lawyer defends parole (NZCity)
16 June 2008 The lobby group for tougher sentences is calling for the parole system to be axed, but a defence lawyer says parole is an essential part of an inmate's rehabilitation.
Lawyer appeals acquittal of Saudi religious police (Middle East Times)
A Saudi policeman stands next to a pillar representing "Satan" as pilgrims gather in Mina, in 2004. A Saudi human rights lawyer said on Sunday he has filed an appeal in a Riyadh court to contest the acquittal of two members of the religious police cleared of charges of beating to death a man last year.
District Attorney Weighs Gubernatorial Run (WSMV Nashville)
Shelby County District Attorney General says he's "very interested in running" for governor in 2010 if former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist opts out of the race.
Walt Wilkins settles in as U.S. attorney for South Carolina (The Rock Hill Herald)
COLUMBIA -- Walt Wilkins just smiles when asked how he will deal with high-profile cases that will come his way as the new U.S. attorney for South Carolina.
What makes new U.S. attorney tick? (The Post and Courier)
COLUMBIA — With the clock ticking on the Bush administration, Walt Wilkins says he knows he could have a short tenure as South Carolina's newest U.S. attorney, particularly if a Democrat is elected president.
Attorney finds selectboard rejection of petitions on former Tannery land illegal (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — An attorney representing Camden citizens who favor a public pathway along the Megunticook River on the Apollo Tannery property, has written that the selectboard exceeded their authority in denying two citizen petitions on April 29.
Jury would not convict NRL star - lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
A LAWYER representing New Zealand Warriors NRL winger Michael Crockett will ask a magistrate to dismiss rape charges against him on the grounds that the evidence is questionable.
ESTATE PLANNING column: Be wise with granting power of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: My son keeps telling me that I need to give him power of attorney. However, I don't want to give up control yet. Any suggestions?
"The Kiss of Death to Small Employers" -- Employer Defense Attorney, Clifton Smith, Comments on the Employee Free ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Given the pending presidential election, employer defense attorney, Clifton Smith, comments on the Employee Free Choice Act, its likely passage if Democrats retake the White House, and its immediate, adverse, economic effects upon small employers.
Drop rape charge: Crockett lawyer (FOXSPORTS.com.au)
A LAWYER representing Warriors winger Michael Crockett will ask a magistrate to dismiss rape charges against him on the grounds that the evidence is questionable.
Ex-S'porean lawyer charged with insulting S'pore judge (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE - Former Singaporean lawyer and ex-Workers' Party election candidate, Gopalan Nair, was charged Monday with insulting a Singapore judge in his blog by saying she was "prostituting herself", a court document said.
Ex-Bangladesh PM's son tortured in custody: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The eldest son and heir apparent of former Bangladeshi premier Khaleda Zia has been so badly tortured while in custody on graft charges he may be permanently crippled, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney: Assault suspect was harassed (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Assault suspect Mark Watson’s attorney called the facts surrounding his case into question and argued for a lower bond. Watson, 21, was arrested in March after a fight outside the bowling alley.
Government lawyer in Brussels role (West Lothian Courier)
A Scottish Government lawyer will be based full-time in Brussels from September. The move is intended to improve Scotland's engagement in European matters, particularly in law and order.
Ex—S’porean lawyer charged with insulting S’pore judge (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE — Former Singaporean lawyer and ex—Workers’ Party election candidate, Gopalan Nair, was charged Monday with insulting a Singapore judge in his blog by saying she was "prostituting herself", a court document said.
Pakistan frees suspect in attack on Bhutto's homecoming rally, his lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
A Pakistani lawyer says a key suspect in October's deadly suicide bombing of a rally for ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been freed.
Shoaib Akhtar to appeal against ban, says his lawyer (Outlook India)
Controversial Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar will appeal against the reduced 18-month ban slapped on him by the appellate tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), his lawyer said today.
Shoaib Akhtar to appeal against ban, says his lawyer (Chennai Online)
Karachi, Jun 16 Controversial Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar will appeal against the reduced 18-month ban slapped on him by the appellate tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), his lawyer said today.
Attorney: Despite settlement, family's suspicions remain about Tobias' death (The Palm Beach Post)
While the family of Seth Tobias has settled their legal differences with his widow about his estimated $25 million fortune, they won't retract statements that they believe she had a hand in his September drowning death at their Jupiter home, their attorney said Monday.
Lawyer: Mayor Kilpatrick to file suit to block forfeiture this week (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A lawyer for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said he plans to file a lawsuit as early as this week to halt the City Council's in-house impeachment process against the mayor that the panel hopes to start in July.
Ex—Singaporean lawyer charged with insulting S’pore judge (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Philippines News)
SINGAPORE — Former Singaporean lawyer and ex—Workers’ Party election candidate, Gopalan Nair, was charged on Monday with insulting a Singapore judge in his blog by saying she was "prostituting herself", a court document said.
Attorney: Joe Horn regrets confronting burglars (Houston Chronicle)
Joe Horn now believes it was a mistake -- but not illegal -- for him to confront the two burglars he shot to death outside his Pasadena home last fall, his attorney said today.
Debate over authority to rein in county attorney causes strife at State Bar (BizJournals)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas continues his criticism of the State Bar of Arizona over its investigation of his office as the association grapples with some internal strife because of the issue.
Czech minister wants supreme state attorney's higher independence (České noviny)
Prague- Czech Justice Minister Jiri Pospisil (Civic Democrats, ODS) today said he is preparing steps to "strengthen the independence of the supreme state attorney" and thus "remove speculations on whether the attorney works on the order of some leading politicians."
Pakistan frees suspect in attack on Bhutto's homecoming rally, his lawyer says (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Pakistan has freed a key suspect in the suicide bombing that killed some 150 people at last year's homecoming rally for ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney Pleads " No Contest" Over Death Of Law Partner (News On 6 Tulsa)
A Tulsa attorney has entered into a plea agreement over the death last December of his law partner.  
Class-action lawyer Chesley testifies in fraud trial (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Class-action lawyer Stan Chesley has been called to testify in a high-profile fraud trial in northern Kentucky. The Kentucky Enquirer reports that Chesley was called to the stand Monday by attorneys for the three lawyers on trial - Shirley Cunningham Jr., William Gallion and Melbourne Mills Jr. The newspaper says Chesley testified that he had the "discreet role" of negotiating a $200 ...
Flood lawyer: latest NV breach builds case to slow flows (AG Weekly)
RENO, Nev. - A lawyer for flood victims said Friday that this week’s failure of another canal provides more ammunition in the legal battle to slow water flows in a century-old northern Nevada irrigation system because it shows “these ancient embankments are not as strong as they appear to be.”
Hiscock & Barclay Expands Boston Presence by Opening Downtown Office with New Attorney Group (Centre Daily Times)
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, a full service 200-attorney law firm, has opened a downtown Boston office with the addition of four new attorneys. This new office and attorney group positions Hiscock & Barclay to accommodate additional opportunities for growth in Boston and the Northeast markets.
High-Profile Lawyer Testifies In Fen-Phen Trial (WLEX-TV Lexington)
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Class-action lawyer Stan Chesley has been called to testify in a high-profile fraud trial in northern Kentucky.
Lawyer suing firm for £19m 'lied about cancer' (Daily Telegraph)
A City lawyer who is claiming a record £19 million for being bullied at work was accused of faking breast cancer to avoid taking up a new job offer.
City Commission seeks advice from State Attorney General (Palatka Daily News)
A conflict between state election laws and the city of Palatka’s charter has led the City Commission to seek advice from the State Attorney General’s office.
City lawyer set for record £19m discrimination payout accused of lying about breast cancer (Daily Mail)
City lawyer in line for a record £19million payout over claims a sexist bullying campaign ended her career was today branded a liar who falsely claimed she had breast cancer.
Chattanooga: Local attorney applies for seat on state Supreme Court (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A Chattanooga trial attorney has applied for the Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy that will be created this fall when Chief Justice William M. Barker retires.
Hit-and-run victim's attorney hires investigator; possible suit against Lynch (News 10 NBC Rochester)
The District Attorney continues to investigate the alleged hit-and-run case involving the Porsche SUV of Buffalo Bill's running back Marshawn Lynch...
Lawyer Gill Switalski ‘faked nervous breakdown to claim £19m’ (Times Online)
A City lawyer who is demanding £19 million in compensation for work-place bullying faked a nervous breakdown to secure a larger payout, an employment tribunal was told.
Utah Attorney General's Office wants more meetings with FLDS (Deseret Morning News)
The Utah Attorney General's Office said it plans to hold future meetings with representatives of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, something the polygamous sect has said it welcomes.
Defense attorney enters intervention program for exposing himself (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- Criminal defense attorney Victor D. Martinez entered a misdemeanor intervention program today to avoid trial on a misdemeanor charge of exposing a sexual organ. Martinez (left) was charged May 21 with exposing himself at an adult movie theater....
State's education attorney running for Metro school board (The Tennessean)
The attorney for the Tennessee Board of Education is running as a write-in candidate for the Metro Nashville school board. Rich Haglund, 36, joins six other candidates for the District 7 seat that will be vacated by current board chairwoman Marsha Warden. He officially became a write-in candidate, which names his name will not be on the ballot, earlier this month. Haglund has three children and ...
Attorney general offers to negotiate in sex harassment case against Dann's former top aide (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The attorney general's office has offered to negotiate with two women whose sexual harassment complaints against a top aide led to the resignation of former Attorney General Marc Dann.
City lawyer set for record £19m discrimination payout accused of lying about illness (Evening Standard)
A lawyer in line for a record £19million payout over claims that a sexist bullying campaign ended her career was yesterday described as a liar. Gillian Switalski, 51, said harassment and sexual discrimination at a finance company had left her 'mentally disabled' and effectively unable to work.
Attorney: Bankrupt Grain Elevator's Bond Too Small (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
A North Dakota grain elevator was stiffing farmers on grain purchases long before it went broke, and its bonding company should have to pay double its declared coverage as a result, an attorney says.
Collier judge throws Miami attorney in jail for contempt (Naples Daily News)
A Collier County judge threw a Miami attorney in county jail for 10 days Monday after finding him guilty of contempt for twice not appearing in court and not filing a motion to dismiss a bench warrant seeking his client’s arrest.
Attorney Cites Alleged Juror Misconduct, Requests New Pellicano Trial (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Citing alleged acts of juror misconduct, an attorney representing Anthony Pellicano files papers requesting a new trial for the convicted former private investigator.