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Attorney general's office says Tennessee executions remain on hold (The Tennessean)
The state Attorney General's office says scheduled executions will remain on hold pending the state's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that Tennessee's three-drug method of lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.
Attorney Drops Incarceration Suit (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE - A Rogers attorney who sued the Benton County Jail three times this year alleging jailers wouldn't show him their authority for holding one of his clients has dropped his latest suit.
Lawyer in mistrials appeared to be impaired (Toronto Star)
A Toronto lawyer whose conduct in a Brampton courtroom resulted in two mistrials for the same murder case was cited with contempt because she appeared to be impaired.
Attorney: Most Post Falls urban renewal districts compliant with law (Coeur d'Alene Press)
POST FALLS -- An attorney hired by the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency to look into whether the city's urban renewal districts are compliant under the law said on Thursday that five of the six are in compliance and the sixth is within the "spirit" of what districts are intended for.
Lawyer: Cayugas won't pay fine (The Post-Standard)
The Cayuga Indian Nation will not pay a $300 fine for selling cigarettes to a minor at its LakeSide Trading gas station and convenience store in the town of Seneca Falls, a nation lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney general rejects petition by payday lenders (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Ohio Attorney General Nancy Hardin Rogers has refused to approve petition language proposed by payday lenders seeking to overturn a law that tightens industry regulations.
Nye County district attorney cited for DUI after two wrecks (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The wreckage of a Ford Expedition sits behind the Nye County sheriff's office in Pahrump. Nye County District Attorney Robert Beckett crashed the county-owned vehicle on a California highway about 30 miles southwest of Pahrump on Sunday afternoon.
Isnaji lawyer says police agent has grudge against mayor (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Mayor Alvarez Isnaji of Indanan, Sulu is being pinned by a police intelligence officer who has a grudge on him, a lawyer of the mayor said Friday.
Indonesia VP Defends Attorney General Over Corruption Scandal (Nasdaq)
JAKARTA (AFP)--Indonesia's vice president defended the embattled attorney general Friday as critics clamored for his resignation over an embarrassing corruption scandal involving top prosecutors.
Lawyer goes after police DWI tactics (The Charlotte Observer)
Ricardo Velasquez, a Durham lawyer well-versed in his rights, spends most of his time in court trying to help clients weather scrapes with the law. But last week, Velasquez was the one in trouble. He was accused of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer for failing to roll down his car window fast enough or far enough at a checkpoint set up near downtown Durham. With defense lawyer Scott ...
Kidnap raps vs Sulu mayor, son ‘illogical, absurd’--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
(UPDATE) “Illogical and absurd” was how the lawyer of a mayor in Sulu and his son facing kidnap for ransom charges over the alleged abduction of a television news crew described allegations by authorities that his clients pocketed a portion of the ransom money that was given by the family of one of the victims.
Lawyer in mistrials appeared to be impaired (Hamilton Spectator)
Torstar News Service A Toronto lawyer whose conduct in a Brampton courtroom resulted in two mistrials for the same murder case was cited with contempt because she appeared to be impaired.
Attorney General Martha Coakley Reaches Settlement With Boston Medical Center Regarding Improper Marketing Practices, ... (Medical News Today)
Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office obtained a consent judgment in Suffolk Superior Court against Boston Medical Center Corporation ("BMC") and Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc. ("BMCHP") resolving allegations that BMC and BMCHP improperly used protected health information to conduct deceptive marketing of its health plan.
Lawyer says graduation cheering charges wrong (WBTV Charlotte)
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A lawyer for 5 of the eight people arrested after cheering at graduations in Rock Hill says the charges should be dropped because no crime was committed.
Lynch given top spot in attorney general group (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch will serve a one-year term as president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Lawyer says graduation cheering charges wrong (The State)
A lawyer for five of the eight people arrested after cheering at graduations in Rock Hill says the charges should be dropped because no crime was committed. Defense attorney Harry Collins tells The Herald of Rock Hill that his clients are innocent and only violated school policy by shouting after students' names were called instead of waiting to cheer at the end of the ceremony. The people were ...
Dad has 'no authority' after grounding ruling: lawyer (CTV.ca)
The lawyer for a Quebec man whose daughter took him to court to challenge her father's grounding punishment says that he will appeal a ruling that he had no right to ban his child from a school trip.
Ohio attorney general rebuffs payday loan industry (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Ohio Attorney General Nancy Hardin Rogers has refused to approve petition language proposed by payday lenders seeking to overturn a law that tightens industry regulations.
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All Reader Review by (EuroGamer)
Justice for All is the second game in the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney series on the Nintendo DS. The game is a point and click court room story driven game which sees Phoenix Wright take on four new cases.
Yukos lawyer faces fraud, money-laundering charges: court (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Russian lawyer entrusted with handling the legal bankruptcy of defunct Russian oil giant Yukos is facing fraud and money-laundering charges, a court official said Friday.
Zimbabwe Attorney General Refuses Bail For Opposition Figure (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--Zimbabwe's attorney general Friday refused bail for opposition number two Tendai Biti, who has been charged with subversion before next week's presidential run-off and faces the death penalty, his lawyer said.
Struck-off lawyer run to ground (Stuff)
A disgraced lawyer who fled Britain, leaving 14 clients with $500,000 of legal bills, is living in Blenheim.
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.”
Dismissal of 7 Attorney General's Office Lawyers Is Blocked (Washington Post)
A Superior Court judge yesterday issued a temporary restraining order that blocks interim D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles from firing seven lawyers in his office.
Beaten-up lawyer supports attacker (The New Zealand Herald)
A barrister assaulted by disbarred lawyer Christopher Harder is among those supporting his bid to return to the law. High-profile lawyer Barry Hart said he understood Mr Harder had made major changes to his life since being struck off in February 2006.
Attorney denies he spoke to Kelly trial witness after alleged payoff (Daily Herald)
An attorney who represented R. Kelly at the singer's child pornography trial says he never met the prosecution's star witness when she allegedly received a cash payment for a sex tape.
Doctors blame jail official for lawyer's custodial death (Calcutta News)
In a fresh twist to the May 13 custodial death of Allahabad High Court lawyer S.K. Awasthi, government doctors on jail duty have alleged that the lawyer died due to the negligence of the Naini Jail senior superintendent.
Watson's lawyer says murder charge is 'ludicrous' (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The US lawyer for an American man wanted for the murder of his wife on the Great Barrier Reef says the charge against his client is ludicrous.
Wyatt attorney wins award (BizJournals)
Louisville attorney LaToi Mayo of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs law firm has been selected by the Kentucky Bar Association as the recipient of this year's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
Labor Commissioner and El Dorado District Attorney Collaborate in Motel Sweep (Centre Daily Times)
Officials with the State Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner's Office) issued 23 citations totaling $52,250 in fines to motels in 10 California counties as part of an ongoing effort to address noncompliance with workers' compensation laws. As part of the recent two-day enforcement sweep, state investigators collaborated with the El Dorado County District Attorney's office ...
Would an in-house attorney keep Craigslist in line? [Craigslist] (Valleywag)
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Simon Mann was a 'zero in the larger plot', says defence lawyer (Times Online)
The trial of Simon Mann, the Old Etonian accused of trying to overthrow Equatorial Guinea’s President, wound up last night with his defence lawyer - delivering a passionate appeal for clemency for a man he described as a mere accomplice — not author — in an international conspiracy to seize the country’s oil and gas riches.
District attorney: Bills RB Lynch will plead guilty (Sports Illustrated)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark says Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch will plead guilty next week to an unspecified charge stemming from a hit-and-run accident involving his SUV.
Disbarred lawyer continues fight for readmission (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Disbarred Auckland lawyer Christopher Harder will have the backing of another lawyer he punched during a courtroom scuffle, when he heads into a battle on Monday in an effort to get readmitted.
Mann 'a victim' of Guinea plot: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer of Simon Mann, charged with planning a coup in Equatorial Guinea, has pleaded for leniency, calling him "a poor victim" of a plot hatched by others.
Mann 'a victim' of Guinea plot: lawyer (The West Australian)
The lawyer for a former British military officer charged with planning a coup in Equatorial Guinea has pleaded for leniency, calling Simon Mann "just one more poor victim" of a plot hatched by others.
District attorney: Bills RB Lynch will plead guilty (Sports Illustrated)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark says Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch will plead guilty next week to an unspecified charge stemming from a hit-and-run accident involving his SUV.
Lawyer gets restraining order against FLDS member (Deseret Morning News)
A court-appointed lawyer for a 16-year-old girl taken in the raid on the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch in Texas obtained a restraining order against a high-profile member of the polygamous sect.
Attorney sentenced for illegal donations to former Macomb prosecutor (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- An attorney who was a central figure in the bribery case against former Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga was fined $10,000 and placed on probation Friday for violating federal campaign finance law.
Attorney put on Planning Commission (Park Record)
Park City Councilors appointed an attorney to the city's Planning Commission Thursday night, putting Adam Strachan on to replace a former chairman of
Lawyer accuses sect leader of intimidating teen (CNN.com)
A lawyer for a teen member of a polygamist sect has accused a sect leader of harassing and intimidating them both in a request for a restraining order filed Friday.
Lawyer accuses sect leader of intimidating teen (CNN.com)
A lawyer for a teen member of a polygamist sect has accused a sect leader of harassing and intimidating them both in a request for a restraining order filed Friday.
Lawyer: Equatorial Guinea coup planner a 'victim' (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a former British military officer charged with planning a coup in Equatorial Guinea pleaded for leniency Friday, calling Simon Mann a "just one more poor victim" of a plot hatched by others.
Ex-attorney general defends campaign-fund expenditures (The Columbus Dispatch)
Former Attorney General Marc Dann insisted today that virtually all his disputed campaign expenses -- including tickets to a rap concert, a flight to San Francisco and a pricey security system at his home — were legitimate.
Kennel owner's attorney questioning what happened to poisoned meat (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington woman’s defense attorney is questioning what happened to the poisoned meat his client is accused of throwing into a competitor’s outdoor kennel.
Lawyer: Equatorial Guinea coup planner a ‘victim’ (Las Vegas Sun)
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 (7 p.m.) The lawyer for a former British military officer charged with planning a coup in Equatorial Guinea pleaded for leniency Friday, calling Simon Mann a "just one more poor victim" of a plot hatched by others.
Attorney Claims Civil Liberties Violated At Checkpoint; Lawsuit Possible (NBC 17 Raleigh)
DURHAM, N.C. -- A Triangle attorney said a North Carolina State Trooper arrested him simply because he didn't roll his window all the way down at a Durham traffic checkpoint.
Judge balks at charging taxpayers for lawyer's trip (The Eagle-Tribune)
SALEM — The lawyer for a former contractor accused of fraud is asking taxpayers to pay for a trip to California so he can interview potential witnesses. But Salem Superior Court Judge David Lowy yesterday urged the attorney, Stanley Norkunas, to investigate other options, including video conferencing, before he'll even consider the request for $2,500. Lowy added he was thinking of the "pain of ...
Albany OKs bill to let Putnam hire attorney from outside county (The Journal News)
ALBANY - A bill that would allow Putnam County to hire a deputy county attorney from outside the county has passed the Legislature and is awaiting Gov. David Paterson's signature.
Struck-off lawyer run to ground (Stuff)
A disgraced lawyer who fled Britain, leaving 14 clients with $500,000 of legal bills, is living in Blenheim.