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Former attorney for Jose Canseco files lawsuit against retired slugger, saying he was not paid (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MIAMI - The former attorney for Jose Canseco said he has sued the retired baseball star for not making payments. Attorney Robert Saunooke said Tuesday the former slugger didn't pay him for five years of work.
Canseco's former lawyer suing retired major leaguer for not making payments (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
MIAMI - The former lawyer for Jose Canseco said he has sued the retired baseball star for not making payments.
Canseco's former lawyer suing retired major leaguer (AP via Yahoo! News)
The former attorney for Jose Canseco said Tuesday that he has sued the retired baseball star for not paying him.
Canseco's former attorney suing retired slugger (CBS Sportsline)
The former attorney for Jose Canseco said he has sued the retired baseball star for not making payments.
Canseco's former lawyer suing retired major leaguer for not paying him (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
MIAMI - The former lawyer for Jose Canseco said Tuesday that he has sued the retired baseball star for not paying him.
Attorney General sued by lawyer over lack of casino liquor licenses (Central Michigan Life)
The Soaring Eagle Casino, along with the 18 tribal casinos in Michigan, is allowed to sell alcohol without a liquor license. But each may face some opposition. Patrick Devlin, a lawyer and employee of the Michigan Gaming Control Board, has sued Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to force him to require the state's tribal casinos to obtain liquor licenses.
Rock Musical Attorney for the Damned Closes Off-Broadway June 11 (Playbill)
The Off-Broadway production of Denis Woychuk's Attorney for the Damned pleads its final case at the Kraine Theatre June 11.
Convicted double murderer attacks lawyer before sentencing (Post-Bulletin)
MINNEAPOLIS -- A convicted double murderer punched and tackled his lawyer in the courtroom before he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Courtroom mayhem: Double killer attacks his lawyer before sentencing (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Revelle Loving was found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend. He attacked his lawyer as he was being led into court.
Lawyer defends Faeldon, other Magdalo men's decision to stay on trial (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of escaped Marine Capt Nicanor Faeldon on Wednesday defended her client's and other Magdalo soldiers' decision not to change plea and continue their fight against the charges filed against them.
Attorney faces Monday response deadline in NPS lawsuit (The Norman Transcript)
A federal judge has set a Monday response deadline for an attorney representing parents and students in a lawsuit against Norman Public Schools.
Attorney: Police violated law (Detroit News)
An attorney whose findings resulted in the temporary shutdown of the Detroit Police firearms unit wants murder charges against his client dismissed because of what he called a "police cover-up."
Center City lawyer sentenced in fraud case (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Center City lawyer was sentenced yesterday to two months in prison for pursuing fraudulent claims on behalf of two purported car-accident victims who turned out to be FBI undercover agents, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen.
US attorney general 'optimistic' of Russian arms dealer extradition (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday he was "very optimistic" that alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout will be extradited from Thailand to face terrorism charges.
Jose Canseco's former attorney suing former-MLB slugger (Sun-Sentinel)
Jose Canseco's former attorney is suing the retired baseball star, accusing him of being a major-league deadbeat.
US attorney general urges prompt extradition of alleged Russian arms dealer from Thailand (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
The United States has a strong case against alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout and is optimistic he will be extradited from Thailand promptly, the U.S. attorney general said Wednesday.
Thailand: US Attorney General Urges Prompt Extradition Of Alleged Russian Arms Dealer From Thailand (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
BANGKOK, THAILAND: The United States has a strong case against alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout and is optimistic he will be extradited from Thailand promptly, the U.S. attorney general said Wednesday (11 June).
Alleged Niger Delta Rebel's Treason Trial Adjourned - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
LAGOS (AFP)--A Nigerian court has adjourned to next month the treason trial of a suspected Niger Delta rebel leader to enable the prosecutors to provide more evidence in the case, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Durham investigators say man posed as lawyer (The News & Observer)
Jeffrey Robson is not a licensed lawyer, but investigators say he has been masquerading as one in the Triangle and Ohio.
County fires lawyer in benefits dispute (Asbury Park Press)
The director of the Monmouth County freeholder board said she fired an assistant county counsel after the lawyer did not resolve a dispute over $165,000 in health and pension benefits he received to which he was not entitled.
Suspect in murder of Cebu lawyer arrested (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
CEBU CITY, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested the suspected gunman in the ambush-killing here last month of lawyer Richard William Sison.
Attorney to speak to Democratic Women (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — Fayetteville attorney Steve Clark, the former Arkansas Attorney General who announced in April he’s a candidate for Fayetteville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the June 23 meeting of Benton County Democratic Women. (Benton County Daily Record)
Attorney files another suit against jail (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — A Rogers attorney filed another lawsuit Tuesday concerning whether the Benton County Jail can incarcerate someone on an immigration hold without showing any authority for the hold. Ken Swindle filed the suit on Tuesday against the Benton County Sheriff ’s Office in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville on behalf of Ricardo Roman. (Benton County Daily Record)
Madonna denies hiring divorce lawyer (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Pop superstar Madonna has blasted rumours she has hired a divorce lawyer to end her marriage to moviemaker Guy Ritchie.
City retiree named new city attorney (Greensboro News & Record)
Terry Wood comes out of retirement to be the city attorney. He worked in the department for 22 years. (Credit: "By Amanda Lehmert Staff Writer ")
Fritzl daughter in Austrian incest case reunited with family: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The 19-year-old daughter of Josef Fritzl, whose hospitalisation in April brought to light a shocking Austrian incest case, has been reunited with her family, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Baltovich's lawyer pans police interview of Bernado (CTV.ca)
The lawyer for a Toronto man cleared in a 1990 murder thinks a newly-released video shows the police did a "dreadful" job of interviewing sex killer Paul Bernardo.
Fritzl daughter in Austrian incest case reunited with family: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The 19-year-old daughter of Josef Fritzl, whose hospitalisation in April brought to light a shocking Austrian incest case, has been reunited with her family, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney general settles with prepaid phone card companies (St. Petersburg Times)
Attorney General Bill McCollum reached a settlement with several prepaid and long-distance phone card companies accused of duping customers, including St. Petersburg-based Cristel Telecommunications, LLC. His office says the settlement will start industrywide reforms for Florida consumers. Companies targeted will...
Attorney hired to oppose City Council's effort to oust Mayor Kilpatrick (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Robert A. Sedler, a civil rights attorney and Wayne State University law professor, has been retained as a special counsel by the city law department to fight the City Council's efforts to remove the mayor from office, Sedler confirmed Wednesday.
Cordray would make superb attorney general, Strickland says (The Columbus Dispatch)
On the steps of the Statehouse today, Gov. Ted Strickland, right, endorsed state Treasurer Richard Cordray to run for attorney general this fall.
Governor endorses state treasurer for attorney general (Dayton Daily News)
Gov. Ted Strickland endorsed state Treasurer Richard Cordray for Ohio attorney general, hoping that the five-time Jeopardy! champion with a boyish face and a squeaky clean reputation can convince voters that the Democrats deserve to hold the office.
Cunningham lawyer moves to delay trial (The Des Moines Register)
The lawyer for indicted job-training executive Ramona Cunningham says he needs more time to prepare for her federal fraud trial scheduled to begin in Davenport later this month.
Lawyer: French Daredevil Should Be 'Applauded' For Climb (WNBC)
The lawyer for one of the two men who scaled The New York Times building last week says his client should be honored -- not prosecuted -- by New York City officials.
Cunningham's attorney asks for delay in CIETC trial (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An attorney for former CIETC CEO Ramona Cunningham has asked for a delay in her upcoming trial in a pay scandal at the defunct government-funded job agency.
Lawyer: NYC should honor Times climber (AM New York)
A French daredevil who scaled a 52-story Manhattan skyscraper in the name of global warming should be honored by New York City, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: NYC should honor French skyscraper climber (The Charlotte Observer)
A French daredevil in trouble for scaling a skyscraper to press for action on global warming should be honored instead of prosecuted, his lawyer said Wednesday. Alain Robert, one of two men who climbed the 52-story New York Times building on the same day last week, appeared in Manhattan court on misdemeanor charges that could land him in jail for up to a year. In 1977, mountain climber George ...
Accused lawyer blames associate in fen-phen case (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Testifying in his defense, suspended lawyer William Gallion today blamed a junior associate for failing to tell Melbourne Mills Jr. the final amount of the $200 million settlement in Kentucky's fen-phen case.
Lawyer: NYC should honor French skyscraper climber (AP via Yahoo! News)
A French daredevil in trouble for scaling a skyscraper to press for action on global warming should be honored instead of prosecuted, his lawyer said Wednesday.
LAWYER: BUILDING CLIMBER SHOULD BE HONORED (New York Post)
A French daredevil who scaled a 52-story Manhattan skyscraper in the name of global warming should be honored by New York City, his lawyer said Wednesday. Alain Robert appeared in Manhattan court on misdemeanor charges that could land him in jail...
Legal assistant accused of stealing from Stuart attorney (The Palm Beach Post)
A 37-year-old legal assistant is in jail today accused of helping herself to more than $15,000 from the Stuart attorney for whom she worked.
Attorney faces Monday response deadline in NPS lawsuit (The Norman Transcript)
A federal judge has set a Monday response deadline for an attorney representing parents and students in a lawsuit against Norman Public Schools.Attorney Alexander Bednar of Oklahoma City filed the lawsuit Nov.
Attorney General Abbott Warns Consumers to Avoid Cashing Bogus Checks (KLTV 7 Tyler)
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has learned about a new scam involving fake checks that resemble consumer refund checks issued under the OAG's settlement with EMO Corp. Mock checks and letters
Attorney wants some charges dropped in ID theft case (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An attorney for a Montana woman accused of stealing the identity of a South Carolina woman in order to get into an Ivy League school has asked a judge to dismiss two fraud counts.
Police: Lawyer slain in Tel Aviv blast (AP via Yahoo! News)
A car bomb blast in central Tel Aviv Wednesday killed a prominent Israeli lawyer, police said, in what they called a criminal bombing and not an attack by Palestinian militants.
S.C. Attorney General says displays with Ten Commandments OK (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina’s attorney general says displays of documents including the Ten Commandments should be allowed and would survive a court challenge.
Lawyer: Sought Puerto Rican in Italy, pregnant (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Puerto Rican woman sought by authorities for the alleged murder-for-hire of her wealthy Canadian husband is in Italy and pregnant with twins, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Why Did The U.S. Attorney Get Involved With A High School Issue? (FOX 2 News St. Louis)
Once called an "iconic" basketball coach and a role model, Floyd Irons is now serving a year in a federal prison in Terre Haute, IN. He plead guilty in September 2007 to mail and wire fraud in connection with a real estate scheme in St. Louis. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said her investigators stumbled onto the athletic violations in the course of their criminal investigation. Irons later ...
Exclusive: Attorney Says Women Forced To Bare Breasts To Police (NBC 5 Chicago)
An attorney for 20 people involved in a Chicago police raid says police mistreated his clients.
Currituck County turns to familiar name in hiring attorney (The Virginian-Pilot)
CURRITUCK Currituck County has hired Ike McRee as a full-time staff attorney, a position vacant more than a year in a county with a reputation for fighting it out in court. McRee, slated to start Aug. 1 at an annual salary of $170,000, leaves Hornthal Riley Ellis and Maland after serving as the ...