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McGreevey lawyer slams earnings' report (Asbury Park Press)
ELIZABETH — A divorce lawyer for Jim McGreevey says an expert for McGreevey's wife used "imaginary numbers" to come up with the gay ex-New Jersey governor's earning potential. Meanwhile, a lawyer for Dina Matos' (MAY-tohs) calls McGreevey's poverty claim a "contrived farce," saying McGreevey chooses not to earn more income to avoid paying alimony. Lawyers for New Jersey's former first couple are ...
McGreevey lawyer slams earnings' report (phillyburbs.com)
ELIZABETH, N.J. - A divorce lawyer for Jim McGreevey says an expert for McGreevey's wife used "imaginary numbers" to come up with the gay ex-New Jersey governor's earning potential.
Lawyer says McGreevey deliberately under-earning (phillyburbs.com)
ELIZABETH, N.J. - A lawyer for the estranged wife of New Jersey's gay ex-governor says James McGreevey is choosing not to earn more income to avoid paying alimony.
French court fines eBay over counterfeit goods: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Online auction giant eBay was convicted Wednesday of selling counterfeit goods and ordered to pay 20,000 euros (30,000 dollars) in damages to French luxury group Hermes, Hermes' lawyer said.
Attorney: Patriots lineman Kaczur aides in drug probe (Houston Chronicle)
An attorney says New England Patriots lineman Nicholas Kaczur (ka-ZUR') was arrested on drug charges, then helped federal authorities in a sting operation that led to the indictment of a supplier.
Tampa attorney says bad lawyering got teen 30 years in prison (St. Petersburg Times)
INVERNESS -- A man sentenced to 30 years in prison for a Citrus County traffic crash that happened when he was 17 is getting some big help from a powerful Tampa law firm. Attorney Stephen Romine, who works for Cohen,...
Indy Attorney to Seek Attorney General Post (Indiana's NewsCenter)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- Indianapolis attorney Linda Pence will tour the state Thursday to launch her candidacy for Attorney General.
Attorney general charges Greenfield investor with mortgage fraud (The Republican)
BOSTON - Attorney General Martha M. Coakley sued a real estate investor in Greenfield, charging that he fraudulently obtained mortgages on multi-family homes and commercial buildings in Western Massachusetts.
Attorney general supports term-limit challenge (The Record-Courier)
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto petitioned the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the term-limit challenges facing many candidates for public office throughout the state, including Douglas County.
Defense Attorney Calls Porn Videos 'Political Expression' (The Tampa Tribune)
Sexually explicit videos depicting urination and vomiting are political expression, according to an attorney for an adult movie producer who calls himself Max Hardcore.
Lawyer receives GOP award (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
COVINGTON - Lawyer Greg Shumate, a Fort Mitchell resident and long-time GOP leader, has been given the Kenton County Republican Lifetime Achievement Award.
Attorney: Patriots' lineman Nicholas Kaczur worked as DEA informant (New York Daily News)
Nicholas Kaczur, a starting lineman for the New England Patriots worked as an informant for federal drug agents after he was arrested in New York on a charge of carrying the powerful painkiller oxycodone without a prescription, an attorney said.
Leavenworth County attorney fires prosecutor who is running for his job (Lawrence Journal-World)
Assistant prosecutor Todd Thompson says he was fired three days after telling his boss, Leavenworth County Attorney Frank Kohl, he wanted his job.
Women's rights lawyer sued for sexual harassment (The Charlotte Observer)
A prominent women's rights lawyer has been sued for sexual harassment by a former female office manager at his Manhattan firm. Lisa Brockington says in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan that Jack Tuckner asked whether she had three-way sex and asked her other questions about her sex life. She also says Tuckner "demeaned all the women who worked for him." The lawsuit asks for unspecified ...
Employee sues women's rights lawyer for sexual harassment (USA Today)
A prominent women's rights lawyer has been sued for sexual harassment by a former female office manager at his Manhattan firm.
Naples attorney’s contract extended for two years (Naples Daily News)
Naples City Attorney Bob Pritt will call City Hall home for at least two more years. City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to extend Pritt’s contract for that duration, a decision that comes about three months before the contract was set to expire.
Lawyer snafu for man facing multiple charges (The News)
NEW?GLASGOW – A Trenton man was fined almost $6,000 in New Glasgow provincial court Wednesday but he may have cleared the way to get himself a lawyer on more serious charges.
Woman Gets Third Chance to Pursue Malpractice Suit Against Lawyer (Law.com)
A judge erred in granting summary judgment to a lawyer accused of malpractice in handling a Dalkon Shield arbitration case, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 2nd Circuit gave plaintiff Barbara Rubens her third shot at pursuing a malpractice case against Maryland attorney Roy Mason and his former firm, now Morgan, Carlo, Downs & Everton, saying the lower court mistakenly held as a matter of ...
Snider files for county attorney (Leavenworth Times)
Deb Snider, a defense attorney practicing in the Leavenworth area, filed as a Republican for Leavenworth County Attorney on Monday.
Grand Jury Wants Clarity on City Attorney's Role (FOX 6 News San Diego)
The county Grand Jury completed its 2007-2008 term by recommending the duties of the San Diego City Attorney's Office be clarified and put before the voters.
Comelec lawyer killed by spouse (Manila Standard Today)
A lawyer was shot to death by her spouse who later turned the gun on himself yesterday morning at their residence in Sta. Mesa.
Attorney to contest lawsuit by Parsippany (Morris Ledger)
The planning board attorney suspended after being caught up in Parsippany's federal corruption probe said he will mount a "substantial defense" in the township's efforts to collect damages from him.
Attorney General to investigate prosecutor's aide (Detroit News)
Attorney General Mike Cox's office will investigate alleged perjury by an assistant of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Attorney to investigate fatal police shooting (The Indianapolis Star)
Fort Wayne » An attorney hired by the city and an outside consultant will investigate whether a police officer who had been on the job less than two months acted properly when he fatally shot a man.
Woman Gets Third Chance to Pursue Malpractice Suit Against Lawyer (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A judge erred in granting summary judgment to a lawyer accused of malpractice in handling a Dalkon Shield arbitration case, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 2nd Circuit gave plaintiff Barbara Rubens her third shot at pursuing a malpractice case against Maryland attorney Roy Mason and his former firm, now Morgan, Carlo, Downs & Everton, saying the lower court mistakenly held as a matter of ...
Parsippany planners' ex-attorney fighting restitution (Daily Record)
PARSIPPANY -- Former planning board attorney John J. Montefusco Sr., fired after he pleaded guilty to illegally aiding a local developer, is arguing that he should not have to reimburse the town for costs incurred during the investigation.
School board ignored lawyer’s advice (The Des Moines Register)
Des Moines school officials went against the advice of their own lawyer when they took a confusing vote Tuesday to consider a lawsuit against the state over a new school board election law.
Imeson retains latest lawyer (London Free Press)
Accused triple murderer Jesse Imeson has a new lawyer. London lawyer Donald Crawford has been retained to represent Imeson, who has been charged with first-degree murder for the killings last summer of South Huron farm couple Bill and Helene Regier and Windsor-area man Carlos Rivera.
Mine map supports Mt Isa lead contamination case: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer involved in legal action over Mount Isa lead levels says new documents will be used in the case against Xstrata, Mount Isa Mining, the State Government and the Mount Isa City Council.
Rockport: Attorney said visit to Racicot was as Jacques' friend (Gloucester Daily Times)
ROCKPORT and mdash; An attorney who visited Town Hall on behalf of Sandy Jacques last month said yesterday that town officials knew he was there as Jacques' friend and not because the ousted Finance Committee chairman had retained his legal services.
Bad day for city attorney candidate started with missing ballot (San Diego Union-Tribune)
As business executive Sue Schaffner cast her ballot Tuesday in Normal Heights, a nicely dressed woman walked in to vote. However, poll workers couldn't find her name on their lists. They tried several spelling variations, with no luck. When Schaffner left, they still were looking for a way to allow San Diego city attorney candidate Amy Lepine to vote.
Czech opposition calls on Supreme Attorney to resign (České noviny)
Prague- Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka should resign or the government should dismiss her, the senior opposition Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) told reporters today.
Czech coalition MP calls for supreme attorney's replacement (České noviny)
Prague- Katerina Jacques, junior ruling Greens (SZ) deputy group's head, believes that Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka should leave her post in connection with today's verdict on a dispute between Vesecka and her predecessor Marie Benesova, Jacques told journalists.
Czech PM refuses to dismiss supreme state attorney (České noviny)
Prague- There is no reason to dismiss Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka as she has not made mistakes, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek (Civic Democrats, ODS) told reporters today.
Kansas Attorney General Recovers Over $185,000 for Kansas from Walgreens (Kansas City InfoZine)
Attorney General Steve Six announced that Walgreen Co. ("Walgreens") has agreed to pay $185,594 to the Kansas Medicaid Program to settle allegations of improper billing.
New England Patriot wore a wire in drug investigation, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
Nicholas Kaczur, a starting lineman, worked as an informant for federal drug agents after he was arrested in New York on a charge of carrying a powerful painkiller without a prescription, a lawyer said.
In Brief: Lawyer says 'Pacman' to pay gambling debt (The Courier News)
A lawyer for suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones says he's sending a check to the district attorney to repay a $20,000 debt to a Las Vegas casino.
Women's rights lawyer sued for sexual harassment (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A prominent women's rights lawyer has been sued for sexual harassment by a former female office manager at his Manhattan firm.
District attorney candidate to hold fundraiser (The Shreveport Times)
A fundraiser to support Shreveport Attorney Craig Smith in his run for the Caddo district attorney post is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club, 578 Spring Lake Drive. The suggested contribution is $250 per couple. Go to www.craigsmith2008.com for more information.
Case Dismissed: Attorney for the Damned to Close June 11 (Playbill)
The Off-Broadway rock musical Attorney for the Damned will play its final performance at Off-Broadway's Kraine Theatre June 11.
Comelec lawyer killed by spouse (Yehey!)
A lawyer was shot to death by her spouse who later turned the gun on himself yesterday morning at their residence in Sta. Mesa.
Longtime Boston attorney Jacob Atwood dead at 74 (Boston Herald)
Noted Boston attorney Jacob Atwood, who helped pen case law on premarital agreements in Massachusetts, died last night at his home in Sandwich, his longtime law partner said. "I...
Former Singaporean lawyer Gopalan Nair out on bail (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE : Former Singaporean lawyer and ex-Workers' Party (WP) election candidate, Gopalan Nair is out on bail after nearly four days in custody. The prosecution said there was "no need" to remand him further.
Former Singaporean lawyer Gopalan Nair out on bail (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE : Former Singaporean lawyer and ex—Workers’ Party (WP) election candidate, Gopalan Nair, is out on bail after nearly four days in custody.
Case against Black weak, lawyer tells appeal (The Globe and Mail)
CHICAGO — Conrad Black's lawyer faced pointed questions from three appeal court judges Thursday morning about why they should overturn Lord Black's conviction for fraud and obstruction of justice.
Conrad Black's Lawyer Tells Court Trial Was Tainted (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Conrad Black , the former Hollinger International Inc. chairman, didn't receive a fair trial before he was jailed for fraud and obstruction of justice, his lawyer told a three-judge panel of a U.S. appeals court.
Attorney: Deposit of state money into Rockwall DA's account a mistake (Dallas Morning News)
The deposit of $68,000 of state money into the Rockwall district attorney’s personal bank account amounts to a mistake, not a grand, criminal conspiracy, his defense attorney contends.
U.S. attorney general revising FBI probe guidelines (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Thursday that he is working to revise the guidelines for FBI investigations as the bureau seeks to transform itself into an intelligence-gathering agency that seeks to prevent terrorist attacks.
Wilkins named new U.S. attorney (The State)
Walt Wilkins was confirmed as the new U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint announced today. Wilkins is currently an assistant U.S. attorney for Greenville. He is married to Donyelle Burton Wilkins and has a daughter, Mary Burton. — Ishmael Tate
Attorney says Ohio terror suspect cheered American military deaths, but isn't a terrorist (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOLEDO, Ohio - A man accused of plotting attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq hated the war and cheered the deaths of American soldiers, but he isn't a terrorist, his attorney said Thursday in federal court.