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Attorney's license suspended for comments on '05 disappearance (Detroit Free Press)
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board ordered today that west Michigan lawyer John Cote's law license be suspended for 45 days for comments he made in news stories and television programs about the 2005 disappearance of two Grosse Pointe lawyers on a boating trip.
Lawyer unaware of gifts for Ramli’s sisters, court told (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Ramli Yusoff did not inform his lawyer that the purchase of two office spaces worth RM1.032mil at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng in 1999 was a gift for his sisters, the Sessions Court was told.
Ian Brady 'shows no remorse' says lawyer, as grave of Moors victim remains mystery (Daily Mail)
The lawyer representing the mother of the Moors Murderers' last missing victim has held secret meetings with Ian Brady, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Judge Kills IP Claim, Blames Lawyer (Law.com)
Finding that an in-house lawyer tried to deceive the Patent and Trademark Office, a federal judge has ruled Abbott Laboratories' patent unenforceable. Abbott had sued Bayer and other pharmaceutical makers over a patent on strips used by diabetics to test their blood. Judge William Alsup made a finding of inequitable conduct on Tuesday, saying that the patent in question had been obtained only ...
State attorney general sues Countrywide (San Francisco Chronicle)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown sued Countrywide Financial Corp. and two of its top executives, alleging they used misleading advertising and unfair business practices to dupe consumers into accepting risky home loans that would eventually force...
Wisconsin attorney general orders review of criminal investigations (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Wednesday he has ordered a review of how criminal investigations have...
Lawyer says Framingham fatal stabbing was self-defense (The MetroWest Daily News)
The lawyer for a Stow man accused of killing a Framingham father Tuesday argued in court yesterday that his client acted in self-defense against a longtime friend distraught over the possibility the state would take his kids away. Columnist Julia Spitz weighs in
Town can't ban smoking, attorney says (The Post and Courier)
COLUMBIA — An attorney for Bert's Bar argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court that the town of Sullivan's Island does not have the authority to ban smoking in the workplace. Bert's Bar attorney Paul Dominick said that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, through...
Judge Kills IP Claim, Blames Lawyer (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Finding that an in-house lawyer tried to deceive the Patent and Trademark Office, a federal judge has ruled Abbott Laboratories' patent unenforceable. Abbott had sued Bayer and other pharmaceutical makers over a patent on strips used by diabetics to test their blood.
Michigan lawyer is suspended for comments (Detroit Free Press)
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board ordered Wednesday that west Michigan lawyer John Cote's law license should be suspended for 45 days for comments he made in news articles and TV programs about the 2005 disappearance of two Grosse Pointe lawyers on a boating trip.
Quick move seen in naming attorney (Detroit Free Press)
U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy said Wednesday he's thrilled that the Senate confirmed him to become a U.S. district judge in Detroit and said the Justice Department probably would move quickly to appoint an interim replacement to run his office. "It's a huge thrill and an enormous honor," Murphy said of Tuesday's confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Dade schools attorney's vow to move is questioned (Miami Herald)
Two-and-a-half years after Miami-Dade School Board attorney JulieAnn Rico accepted $15,000 from the district to move to Miami-Dade County, she still claims a homestead exemption in Palm Beach County, public records show.
State attorney general sues Countrywide (San Francisco Chronicle)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown sued Countrywide Financial Corp. and two of its top executives, alleging they used misleading advertising and unfair business practices to dupe consumers into accepting risky home loans that would eventually force...
Donaghy's attorney says NBA wants too much (Philly.com)
NEW YORK - The defense attorney for Tim Donaghy yesterday argued that the disgraced former NBA referee shouldn't be forced to return pay from three seasons beginning in 2003 because Donaghy didn't fix any games during that period.
Wife of slain lawyer arrested on protection violation charges (The Tennessean)
Tthe wife of a lawyer who was found dead in a bedroom closet Tuesday was arrested Wednesday night, on charges she violated an order of protection on the morning his body was discovered.
Wife Of Slain Nashville Attorney Behind Bars (News Channel 5 Nashville)
The wife of a slain Nashville attorney is behind bars.  Kelly Cannon is not facing murder charges but police arrested and charged her with violating an order of protection which prevented her from seeing her children and her husband.
Great Train Robber Biggs could be free next year: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The notorious Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs could be freed from prison as early as next July, his lawyer said after a decision to consider him for parole.
MDC deputy leader granted bail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Zimbabwe court has granted bail for opposition number two Tendai Biti, who has been held in jail on vote-rigging and subversion charges and faces the death penalty, his lawyer said Thursday.
Police Arrest Wife Of Slain Nashville Attorney (News Channel 5 Nashville)
The wife of a slain Nashville attorney was behind bars Thursday morning, but she's not facing murder charges.
KY. Attorney General ID Theft (DesignTechnica)
Less than a month after setting up a cyber crime unit, Kentucky's Attorney General, Jack Conway, has been a victim of identity theft.
Mugabe critic granted bail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Zimbabwe court on Thursday granted bail for opposition number two Tendai Biti, who has been held in jail on vote-rigging and subversion charges and faces the death penalty, his lawyer said.
Ill. attorney general sues mortgage lender over 'toxic products' (Rockford Register Star)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against the nation’s largest mortgage lender Wednesday, claiming it marketed “toxic products” to thousands of unsuspecting home buyers to boost its fortunes on Wall Street.
UPDATE: Zimbabwe Opposition Number Two Granted Bail - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--A Zimbabwean court Thursday granted bail to opposition number two Tendai Biti, who has been held in jail on vote-rigging and subversion charges and faces the death penalty, his lawyer said.
Lawyer taken off Jayson Williams case files suit (Asbury Park Press)
The lawyer who was fired from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office before she could be the lead prosecutor in the retrial of former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams has sued her former boss. In her whistleblower lawsuit, Katharine Errickson says Hunterdon County Prosecutor J. Patrick Barnes was out of control in the office, throwing a cell phone at one staffer, head-butting another, ...
Lawyer: Teacher accused of sex acts was forced (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Teacher Cathy Heminghaus was forced into sex acts in her classroom and elsewhere and too humiliated to report it, her lawyer told a St. Louis County jury Wednesday.
MDC deputy leader granted bail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Zimbabwe court on Thursday granted bail for opposition number two Tendai Biti, who has been held in jail on vote-rigging and subversion charges and faces the death penalty, his lawyer said.
Belleville lawyer to become Illinois State Bar president (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Belleville lawyer Jack Carey will become president of the Illinois State Bar Association Friday at the group’s annual meeting in St. Louis. Carey’s private practice concentrates on trial work, labor and personal injury law.
Hollywood attorney to be disbarred (BizJournals)
The Supreme Court of Florida has voted to disbar Hollywood attorney Alan S. Glueck, court opinions released Thursday showed.
Murderer who confessed without lawyer loses appeal (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's highest court rejected on Thursday an appeal from a convicted murderer who claimed he was denied his right to have a lawyer present during questioning.
Report: Madonna Meets With Divorce Lawyer (US Weekly)
Madonna has met with high-powered British divorce attorney Fiona Shackleton, The Times of London reports. (Shackleton represented Paul McCartney in his split from Heather Mills. He ended up paying Mills only $48.6 million of the $160 million sought by Mills.) One lawyer told The Times that Madonna, 49, had met with Shackleton after approaching another firm. (Guy Ritchie, 39, had been ...
Lawyer taken off Jayson Williams case files suit (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - The lawyer who was fired from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office before she could be the lead prosecutor in the retrial of former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams has sued her former boss.
Attorney General Troy King Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Handgun Ownership (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Alabama Attorney General Troy King has released this statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on handgun ownership:
US Attorney's Office Seizing Tax Refunds For Fine, Restitution Payments (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Since January 2008, more than $170,000 has been seized in federal tax checks, economic stimulus benefits, and other federal benefits, to pay restitution, criminal debts, and fines. This is according to the US Attorney General's Office Eastern District.
Former Superintendent's Attorney: Klaus Has Done "Nothing Wrong" (WEAU Eau Claire)
Attorney for Bill Klaus says his client "has not done anything wrong" and blames the school board for the controversy
Police investigate attorney's murder (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - June 26, 2008 3:05 PM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Friends and family of Tulsa attorney Lori Kastner say they're trying to make sense of her killing during an apparent break-in at...
Police investigate Tulsa attorney's murder (The Oklahoman)
TULSA - One day after an attorney was shot to death in an apparent home break-in, the victim's friends and family were still trying to make sense of the killing. Meanwhile Thursday, police continued to search for a suspect and a motive for the killing. Police say Lori Kastner, 44, a former attorney for the Oklahoma Supreme Court, was shot at least once in the head early Wednesday in her home. ...
Madonna reportedly talking to divorce lawyer (MSNBC)
Madonna has reportedly been in talks with Fiona Shackleton, the divorce lawyer who represented Paul McCartney during his split from Heather Mills.
Beaman attorney: Rockford native may post bond tonight (Rockford Register Star)
Alan Beaman, the Rockford native who claims he didn’t commit a 1993 murder, is expected to win his freedom this evening, said his attorney, Jeff Urdangen.
Attorney who took on big tobacco faces sentencing (AP via Yahoo! News)
From Navy fighter pilot to prominent attorney, Richard "Dickie" Scruggs parlayed his Southern charm and legal savvy into a career that earned him hundreds of millions of dollars taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies.
Federal grand jury indicts three, including district attorney, in Poverty Point land case (KTBS Shreveport)
A northeast Louisiana district attorney, the former head of the Poverty Point reservoir district and the president of an engineering company have been indicted by the federal grand jury here on charges they hid their interests in land that skyrocketed in value once the reservoir was built by the state.
Attorney who took on big tobacco faces sentencing (San Francisco Chronicle)
From Navy fighter pilot to prominent attorney, Richard "Dickie" Scruggs parlayed his Southern charm and legal savvy into a career that earned him hundreds of millions of dollars taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies. But Scruggs, 62, is...
LA city controller serves city attorney with subpoena (Los Angeles Daily News)
Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick served a subpoena on City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo Thursday morning for records on the workers' compensation program managed by his office.
Campbell attorney seeks additional prosecutor (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - June 26, 2008 5:55 PM ET GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Campbell County Attorney Jeani Stone says the workload in her office has risen dramatically and she needs at least one new...
Denise Richards takes daughters to therapy; Madonna seeks counsel from McCartney's lawyer; Salma Hayek's $3.5 million ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
Denise Richards takes daughters to therapy; Madonna seeks counsel from McCartney's lawyer; Salma Hayek's $3.5 million wedding.
Lawyer accused in theft from 95-year-old client (Boston Globe)
A Walpole lawyer and a business associate have been charged with stealing insurance money from a 95-year-old client.
Lawyer wants world to see Gitmo interrogation (Miami Herald)
A lawyer for a Canadian detainee at Guantánamo Bay expects to release a video of his then-teenaged client being interrogated by Canadian officials, potentially the first public footage of an interrogation at the U.S. prison.
Attorney who took on big tobacco faces sentencing (AP via Yahoo! News)
From Navy fighter pilot to prominent attorney, Richard "Dickie" Scruggs parlayed his Southern charm and legal savvy into a career that earned him hundreds of millions of dollars taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies.
Lawyer: Khadr video to be released (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a detainee at Guantanamo Bay said Thursday that he expects to release a video of his client being interrogated by Canadian officials visiting the U.S. prison.
Attorney: Test results not in for Jennings (The Arizona Republic)
The attorney for Arizona basketball signee Brandon Jennings said the player's standardized test results ''are not in yet,'' meaning fans and coaches may have to wait a while before knowing the guard's future.
City Attorney's Office Subpoenaed For Audit (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
The City Attorney's Office is served with a subpoena requested by City Controller Laura Chick, who said the office rejected her request to conduct a performance audit on the city's Workers' Compensation Program.