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Report: Attorney to head Notre Dame sports (UPI)
CHICAGO, July 15 (UPI) -- Indianapolis attorney Jack Swarbrick is set to be named as athletic director at Notre Dame, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.
Lawyer: British airline plot was just a stunt (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By JILL LAWLESS The alleged ringleader of a plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jetliners in mid-air is guilty only of planning a childish stunt to make a political point, his lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Nadine Radford said Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 27, has acknowledged planning to release anti-Western videos and detonate explosives at a high-profile location as part of a campaign to change the British ...
Attorney: Lohan on track with sentence compliance (USA Today)
Lindsay Lohan's attorney says the star is on track after pleading guilty last year to drunken driving.
Attorney tells judge Lohan is on track with completing sentence for drunken driving (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lindsay Lohan's attorney says the star is on track after pleading guilty last year to drunken driving. Lohan's attorney, Blair Berk, gave an update Tuesday on how the actress is complying with her sentence for misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges.
Attorney Argues His 'Witch' Comments About Judge Are Protected Speech (Law.com)
Attorney Sean Conway agreed he was in the wrong when he referred to a controversial judge as an "evil, unfair witch" and "seemingly mentally ill" on a popular law blog two Halloweens ago. But following the intervention of the Florida Supreme Court, Conway is trying to get his conditional guilty plea tossed on the basis that the First Amendment protected his comments. The court has stiffened ...
School board attorney under fire placed on leave during 11 hour meeting (Miami Herald)
A Miami-Dade School Board attorney under investigation for taking $15,000 in moving expenses returned the money to the district Tuesday night -- and was then placed on leave by the board.
2nd Circuit Certifies Issue of Attorney Deceit (Law.com)
New York state's highest court has been asked to resolve uncertainty over a law that penalizes attorneys who deceive state courts. The 2nd Circuit on Tuesday certified two questions to the New York Court of Appeals in a case involving an attorney's representation of a man who allegedly stripped his family's business of millions. A federal judge had concluded that the man's attorney had engaged ...
Lawyer urged church to fix ‘messy situation' (Ottawa Citizen)
CORNWALL • A former lawyer for the Archdiocese of Alexandria-Cornwall pressured church officials to settle “a messy situation” first revealed in 1992, the Cornwall public inquiry heard Tuesday.
Attorney tells judge Lindsay Lohan is on track with completing sentence (The Star)
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) - Lindsay Lohan's attorney says the star is on track in complying with her sentence after pleading guilty last year to drunken driving.
Tampa Man Picked For U.S. Attorney (The Tampa Tribune)
A. Brian Albritton of Tampa, a lawyer with Holland & Knight, has been nominated by the White House to become the new U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar arrested: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has been accused of sodomising a male aide, has been arrested outside his home, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney Argues His 'Witch' Comments About Judge Are Protected Speech (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney Sean Conway agreed he was in the wrong when he referred to a controversial judge as an "evil, unfair witch" and "seemingly mentally ill" on a popular law blog two Halloweens ago.
2nd Circuit Certifies Issue of Attorney Deceit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New York state's highest court has been asked to resolve uncertainty over a law that penalizes attorneys who deceive state courts. The 2nd Circuit on Tuesday certified two questions to the New York Court of Appeals in a case involving an attorney's representation of a man who allegedly stripped his family's business of millions.
Malaysia's Anwar arrested: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim has been arrested, his lawyer said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a political showdown that could further rattle the country's financial markets.
Lawyer says British airline plot defendant guilty of propaganda stunt, not murder conspiracy (Newsday)
LONDON (AP) _ The alleged ringleader of a plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jetliners in mid-air is guilty only of planning a childish stunt to make a political point, his lawyer said Tuesday.Attorney Nadine Radford said Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 27, has acknowledged planning to release anti-Western videos and detonate explosives at a high-profile location as part of a campaign to change the British ...
Karzai sacks Afghan attorney-general after presidency bid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai fired the attorney-general on Wednesday after the country's top prosecutor announced he intended to run for the presidency in elections next year.
Russia's Khodorkovsky Requests Parole - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
MOSCOW (AFP)--Lawyers for imprisoned Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Wednesday asked authorities to release him on parole, his lawyer Yury Schmidt told journalists in Moscow.
UPDATE: Russia's Khodorkovsky Requests Parole - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
(Adds quotes, background.) MOSCOW (AFP)--Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky applied Wednesday for parole in the hope President Dmitry Medvedev might prove more liberal than his predecessor, his lawyer said.
Afghan attorney general fired after announcing election bid (AFP via Yahoo! Canada News)
KABUL (AFP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday dismissed his tough attorney general the day after he announced his intention to stand in presidential polls due next year.
Pick For U.S. Attorney Named (Hartford Courant)
Bush's Choice Is Expert In Corporate, White Collar Criminal Defense Work The White House said late Tuesday that President Bush has nominated an expert in corporate and white collar criminal defense work to be Connecticut's next U.S. attorney.
Malaysia's Anwar arrested for sodomy: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim has been arrested for sodomy, his lawyer said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a political showdown that could further rattle the country's financial markets.
Afghan attorney general fired after announcing election bid (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday dismissed his controversial, corruption-busting attorney general, one day after he announced his intention to stand in presidential polls due next year.
Attorney: Lohan on track with sentence compliance (AP via Yahoo! News)
Lindsay Lohan's attorney says the star is on track after pleading guilty last year to drunken driving.
Attorney tells judge Lohan is on track with completing sentence for drunken driving (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lindsay Lohan's attorney says the star is on track after pleading guilty last year to drunken driving. Lohan's attorney, Blair Berk, gave an update Tuesday on how the actress is complying with her sentence for misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges.
Afghan attorney general is sacked (BBC News)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai dismisses his attorney general after the latter says he will run for president in next year's elections.
Karzai sacks attorney-general after presidency bid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai fired the attorney-general on Wednesday after the country's top prosecutor announced he intended to run for the presidency in elections next year.
Malaysian opposition leader to be detained overnight: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was arrested over sodomy allegations, will spend the night in detention, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Notre Dame hires Indianapolis lawyer as new AD (AP via Yahoo! News)
Jack Swarbrick, a lawyer who helped draw numerous sporting events to Indianapolis, including the 2012 Super Bowl, is the new athletic director at Notre Dame.
Attorney argues against Okla. tax penalty amnesty (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
An Oklahoma City attorney argued that the Oklahoma Constitution clearly forbids a new state law that authorizes the waiving of interest and penalties on back taxes.
Notre Dame names Indianapolis lawyer as new AD (USA Today)
A lawyer who helped draw numerous sporting events to Indianapolis, including the 2012 Super Bowl, is the new athletic director at Notre Dame. Jack Swarbrick was named by school officials as the new athletic director on Wednesday. He succeeds Kevin White, who left the school May 31 to become the athletic director at Duke.
Accused driver threatened in jail: lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
A man accused of murdering a woman in a car crash has been threatened by inmates, his lawyer says. Tony Allen Worrell, 49, appeared in the Manukau District Court yesterday charged with murdering Katie Powles after he allegedly deliberately drove into her car near Karaka last month.
Notre Dame names Indianapolis lawyer as new AD (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A lawyer who helped draw numerous sporting events to Indianapolis, including the 2012 Super Bowl, is the new athletic director at Notre Dame.
Federal inquiry of 'mutual interest,' Ford attorney says (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Urban Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Pat Ford, on paid leave while the State Ethics Commission reviews his receipt of gifts, "has received assurances from authorities that his cooperation with them is of 'mutual interest,' " his attorney said today in a short statement.
Murder Suspect Hires Former U.S. Attorney (WGHP Greensboro)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) -- The man charged with killing two young adults at his home Tuesday appeared in court for the first time today. John Gallaher III has hired former U.S. Attorney Walter Holton as his defense attorney, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
L.A. city attorney sues Blue Shield of California (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The city attorney of Los Angeles on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Blue Shield of California, accusing the health insurer of unlawfully canceling policies after patients became hospitalized or seriously ill.
Malaysia's Anwar not expected to be released soon: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was arrested over sodomy accusations and spent a night in police custody, is not expected to be released on Thursday, his lawyer said.
Malaysia's Anwar to be released soon: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysian police have agreed to release opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on bail after he was arrested on sodomy accusations and spent a night in detention, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Malaysia's Anwar released on bail after arrest: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was arrested over sodomy accusations, has been released from police custody after being granted bail, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer Faces Reprimand for Not Telling Clients He Botched Two Appeals (Law.com)
A New Jersey lawyer deserves a reprimand for failing to file briefs on time, thereby causing appeals to be dismissed, and then not notifying the clients, the state Supreme Court's Disciplinary Review Board says. Lawyers who fumble on client communication typically draw an admonition, but Clifford Van Syoc has a history. In 2003, he was admonished for a similar offense. Moreover, one of the ...
Defense Team Argues DOJ Ideology Spurred Money Laundering Indictment of Miami Attorney (Law.com)
Attorneys for indicted Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two co-defendants maintain the "unprecedented" money laundering indictment is ideologically motivated by the Justice Department. At issue is a carve-out from federal anti-money laundering statutes that exempts attorneys from criminal liability in accepting defense fees. The DOJ "has been hostile to this exemption for many years and appears not ...
Brian McNamee's lawyer says mail slips implicate Roger Clemens (Los Angeles Times)
Convicted steroid dealer Kirk Radomski says he found slips from packages he claims were used to send HGH to Clemens' house. NEW YORK -- Convicted steroid dealer Kirk Radomski looked under his television last weekend and found overnight mail slips from packages he claims were used to send human growth hormone to Roger Clemens' house, according to the lawyer for Brian McNamee.
Attorney files to submit more evidence in death row case (Austin American-Statesman)
The attorney for death row inmate Rodney Reed filed a motion Wednesday asking an appeals court for a new trial because of what he cited as new evidence against a former suspect in the murder of Stacey Stites.
Defense attorney asks judges to recuse themselves (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A defense attorney and his client in a pending homicide trial are prepared to argue next week that no judge in Allegheny County may be able to remain impartial. ...
Jail Guards Did Not Kill Inmate, Their Attorney Says (Washington Post)
An attorney for Prince George's County correctional officers said last night that guards did not kill the inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell last month, and she faulted county officials who she said "rushed to judgment" in labeling the death a homicide.
Bangladesh attorney general quits (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Bangladesh's attorney general has stepped down, saying he was unable to work with "dignity and integrity" under the country's interim army-backed government.
Defense Team Argues DOJ Ideology Spurred Money Laundering Indictment of Miami Attorney (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorneys for indicted Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two co-defendants maintain the "unprecedented" money laundering indictment is ideologically motivated by the Justice Department.
Wheeler County district attorney recalled (The Oregonian)
Wheeler County District Attorney Tom Cutsforth has watched angry neighbors rise up and recall several of his fellow eastern Oregon prosecutors during his nearly two decades in office.
Lawyer: Slips used to send HGH to Clemens found (AP via Yahoo! News)
Convicted steroid dealer Kirk Radomski looked under his television last weekend and found overnight mail slips from packages he claims were used to send human growth hormone to Roger Clemens' house, according to the lawyer for Brian McNamee.
Attorney general: No funds for vouchers (The Arizona Republic)
The speaker of the state House of Representatives can't use excess House funds to pay for two private-school voucher programs axed in the state budget, according to an opinion released Wednesday by the Attorney General's Office.
Lawyer Says Malaysian Opposition Leader Released on Bail (Voice of America)
A lawyer for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says his client has been released from detention after spending the night in police custody in connection with a sodomy accusation.