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TSTA attorney: One guard was enough for mansion (KVUE-TV Austin)
The night the Texas Governor's mansion caught fire there was one Texas State trooper on duty, said an attorney representing the Texas State Trooper's Association. Detectives have also released a description of the suspect.
Attorney Who Lost Employment Bias Case Sees Libel Case Against 2nd Circuit Judge Thrown Out (Law.com)
A federal judge has thrown out a New York attorney's pro se libel action against 2nd Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann, finding that the statements Katzmann made in rejecting plaintiff Loretta McHenry's appeal were protected by judicial immunity. In January, Eastern District of New York Judge Dora L. Irizarry threw out another libel case brought by McHenry against Eastern District Judge David G. ...
Cropp's lawyer surprised by Supreme Court decision (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The Supreme Court's decision to throw out jockey Lisa Cropp's drug test appeal disregarded the need for clear instructions for testing, potentially opening the door to widespread uncertainty about people's rights, her lawyer said today.
Lawyer Arrested In Playhouse Sting Won't Face Trial (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - A local lawyer arrested May 21 in a police crackdown on adult businesses in the Drew Park area will enter a diversion program to have a misdemeanor charge expunged.
Former U.S. Attorney could be subject of grand jury probe (The Kansas City Star)
A published report says the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Brad Schlozman, could be the subject of a grand jury probe.
Lawyer bids to stop extradition case (The Nassau Guardian)
The lawyer for a Bahamian man fighting extradition to Florida, on attempted murder and armed robbery charges, plans to file a constitutional motion to suspend the proceedings.
Willa Mae King: Attorney broke down barriers (Detroit Free Press)
As a black female attorney in a male-dominated profession, Willa Mae King encountered more than her share of barriers along the way. Her leadership and dedication proved to be hallmarks of her career and helped ease the burden for others following in her footsteps.
On the hot seat: Sonics' attorney trips up Nickels (Seattle Times)
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels stumbled under tough questioning Monday by an attorney for Sonics owner Clay Bennett, with the mayor's efforts...
Attorney seeks wiretap details in Colacurcio case (Seattle Times)
The attorney for racketeering suspect Frank Colacurcio Sr. wants a federal judge to order prosecutors to turn over details of wiretaps and...
Lawyer grills Winooski city manager (The Burlington Free Press)
A lawyer defending Winooski Police Chief Steve McQueen against accusations that he failed to do his job properly attacked the credibility of the Winooski City manager during a public hearing Monday.
City lawyer 'faked nervous breakdown to claim record £19m sex discrimination payout' (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.
City lawyer 'faked nervous breakdown to claim record £19m sex discrimination payout' (Daily Mail)
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.
Attorney: Client regrets shootings (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
PASADENA, Texas -- A Pasadena man who shot and killed two men he suspected of burglarizing his neighbor's home last year regrets the action, his attorney says.
Lawyer fired over run for office (The Wichita Eagle)
A Sedgwick County court employee has been fired for filing to run for public office. Genine Ware, a lawyer in the 18th Judicial District Court trustee's office, was terminated last week shortly after she filed papers to run as a Democrat for county clerk. Ware ran afoul of Kansas Court Personnel Rule 5.16b, a little-known regulation that restricts off-duty political activities of court ...
Third candidate joins race for attorney (Concord Monitor)
A third person signed up for the Merrimack County attorney's race before the filing deadline closed Friday evening.
Scientist to plead guilty to holding national defense items, attorney says (Detroit Free Press)
LOS ANGELES — A former Boeing Co. scientist who specialized in anti-missile systems plans to plead guilty to unlawfully retaining national defense information, his attorney said.
District Attorney Recovering From Motorcycle Accident (Bristol Herald Courier)
District Attorney Berkeley Bell’s continues to recover Tuesday from a weekend motorcycle accident.
Attorney General Cuomo to visit Central, Northern NY (News 10 Now Syracuse)
New York's Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and his executive staff will be visiting Central and Northern New York Tuesday.
Attorney stricken, Taylor abduction trial delayed (Centre Daily Times)
An attorney for a man charged in the disappearance of a Pennsylvania legislator's son has been stricken with a paralysis that makes it difficult to speak.
Top lawyer regrets Pakistan rally (BBC News)
A top Pakistani lawyer says last week's protest over sacked judges was an 'honest mistake'.
Class-action lawyer Chesley testifies in fraud trial (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
(COVINGTON, KY) - Class-action lawyer Stan Chesley has been called to testify in a high-profile fraud trial in northern Kentucky.
Rove Attorney Mum on Attendance at Judiciary Hearing (Fox News)
Congressional Democrats sent a letter to Karl Rove's attorney on Monday, hoping to offer another message of encouragement for President Bush's top former political aide to obey the subpoena he already faces from the House Judiciary Committee.
Attorney General Subpoenaed by House Committee (Broadcasting and Cable)
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subpoenaed Attorney General Michael Mukasey for documents related to the outing of the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson after the White House refused to provide them.
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.”
City lawyer 'went on skiing holiday to Chamonix while on sick leave caused by sexist bullying' (Evening Standard)
A City lawyer who claimed a sexist bullying campaign left her a mental and physical wreck enjoyed a skiing holiday while on sick leave, an employment tribunal heard today.
City lawyer's breast cancer 'lie' (BBC News)
A City lawyer claiming £19m in damages let her previous employers believe she had cancer, a tribunal hears.
City lawyer's breast cancer 'lie' (BBC News)
A City lawyer claiming £19m in damages for sexually discrimination let her previous employers believe she had cancer, a tribunal hears.
Attorney blasts sheriff for still backing deputies in fatal shooting (The Columbus Dispatch)
Franklin County Sheriff James A. Karnes "still hasn't gotten the message," said an attorney who won a $500,000 settlement that will force changes in how deputies are trained to deal with people who are mentally ill.
Attorney seeks clearance for 9/11 defendant (AP via Yahoo! News)
A military attorney for one of the Sept. 11 defendants at Guantanamo Bay predicted on Tuesday the Pakistani would at best see only a sliver of classified evidence and would be convicted in what amounts to "a top secret trial."
Dossiers based on 'paranoia,' FLDS attorney says (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney for the Fundamentalist LDS Church says Utah authorities are spreading "slanderous statements" and jeopardizing public trust by profiling members of the polygamous sect.
Attorney to seek security clearance for 9/11 defendant at Guantanamo (Boston Herald)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A military attorney for one of the Sept. 11 defendants at Guantanamo Bay predicted on Tuesday the Pakistani would at best see only a sliver of classified...
Arizona Attorney General says FCC should nix Qwest request to deregulate rates on leased lines (BizJournals)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission in opposition to Qwest's attempt to deregulate rates charged to carriers that lease lines from the company. (Q)
City lawyer 'went on skiing holiday to Chamonix while on sick leave caused by sexist bullying' (Daily Mail)
A City lawyer who claimed a sexist bullying campaign left her a mental and physical wreck enjoyed a skiing holiday while on sick leave, an employment tribunal heard.
Lawyer: Experts' objections to harsh interrogations squelched (CNN.com)
A top legal adviser to the Pentagon squelched objections from legal experts when the military was writing rules that cleared the way for harsh interrogations of prisoners, a former lawyer for the senior U.S. military commander testified Tuesday.
Hillsborough State Attorney Known For Fighting Corruption Dies At 75 (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - Former Hillsborough State Attorney Bill James, whose career as a crusader against corruption included the prosecution in federal court of three Hillsborough County commissioners, has died. He was 75.
TEXT MESSAGE SCANDAL: Kilpatrick lawyer calls news conference today on City Council suit (Detroit Free Press)
The newest lawyer in the text message scandal surrounding Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has scheduled a press conference for 5 p.m. today to announce a lawsuit challenging City Council's attempt to oust the mayor.
Senior lawyer condemns Guantánamo ‘cruelty’ (Financial Times)
The use of harsh interrogation techniques on detainees at Bay was a “mistake of massive proportions” that damaged US national security, the former senior navy lawyer told the Senate on Tuesday.
Attorney For Guantanamo Defendant Seeks Security Clearance (Fox News)
A military attorney for a Guantanamo Bay defendent is seeking a security clearance, which he expects to be denied.
Church attorney charges abuses by Utah law enforcement (News 8 Austin)
SALT LAKE CITY -- An attorney for a polygamous sect is accusing Utah police and prosecutors of abusing their authority and slandering sect members by passing on bad information about them to Texas authorities.
Ala. attorney: 2 drug companies cheated Medicaid (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. AP) -- An attorney seeking as much as $400 million in damages from two large pharmaceutical companies told jurors Tuesday the firms defrauded Alabama's Medicaid program with high prices for drugs for more than a decade.
GAO sides with White House on DOJ lawyer (The Hill)
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has backed the Bush administration Tuesday in a partisan spat over a controversial Justice Department lawyer.
Lawyer who rejected job blamed harassment for mental illness (The Herald)
A city lawyer in line for a record £19m sex discrimination award yesterday admitted she turned down a new job but blamed harassment at work for causing her mental illness.
Lawyer for polygamous sect says Utah's warnings about church were slanderous (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SALT LAKE CITY - A lawyer for a polygamous sect is accusing Utah police and prosecutors of abusing their authority and slandering sect members by passing on bad information about them to Texas authorities.
Lawyer fails to stop Bar EGM (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer failed to obtain an injunction against the Malaysian Bar from holding an extraordinary general meeting to discuss conduct of judges.
Slain lawyer remembered on anniversary (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A teary young woman has paid tribute to the lawyer who was shot down in cold blood exactly a year ago as he went to help a woman in Melbourne's city centre.
Attorney suing Jose Canseco over fees (New York Daily News)
Robert Saunooke, the Miramar (Fla.)-based attorney who represented Jose Canseco for more than five years before being abruptly fired a week into the "Vindicated" book tour, filed suit May 30 against Canseco seeking $500,000 in overdue legal fees.
Attorney for polygamous sect accuse Utah police (The New Zealand Herald)
SALT LAKE CITY - An attorney for a polygamous sect is accusing Utah police and prosecutors of abusing their authority and slandering sect members by passing on bad information about them to Texas authorities.
Dinampo not being quizzed on purported role in kidnapping - lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of freed Mindanao State University professor Octavio Dinampo denied that police are now holding her client in connection with his and the ABS-CBN news team abduction, GMA"s Unang Hirit reported Wednesday.
R. Kelly's Defense Attorney Took a Gamble, and It Paid Off (Law.com)
Criminal defense attorney Edward Genson, who led a team of four lawyers defending Grammy award-winning singer R. Kelly, took a major gamble at the end of the monthlong trial of the celebrity singer in Chicago, opting to hear the jury's verdict and waive an option of a mistrial. The bet paid off when the jury found Kelly not guilty on all 14 counts of producing child pornography with a girl ...
Maryland lawyer wins special election to become 1st black woman from state elected to Congress (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LANHAM, Md. - Lawyer and nonprofit executive Donna Edwards has won a special election to become Maryland's first black congresswoman. The Democrat beat Republican Peter James Tuesday in the race to serve the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Albert Wynn's term.