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Renowned lawyer Richard Egbert dies at 61 (Boston Herald)
Tough, combative Boston criminal defense lawyer Richard Egbert, champion of the rights of mob figures and powerbrokers accused of corruption, died yesterday while vacationing...
Riverside city attorney challenges Police Review Commission's plan to probe death (The Press-Enterprise)
The Riverside city attorney has threatened the board tasked with reviewing police incidents with charges if it investigates the death of a man who was detained by police.
Prominent Los Angeles attorney indicted in campaign contribution case (Los Angeles Times)
Attorney Pierce O'Donnell was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Thursday on charges of funneling $26,000 in contributions to the campaign of a candidate in the 2004 presidential election through employees of his law firm and other people, according to the indictment.
Lawyer loses appeal on misconduct ruling (Windsor Star)
Controversial lawyer Doug Christie, whose client list includes former Nazi prison guard Michael Seifert and Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel, has lost his appeal against a finding of professional misconduct.
Satterfield’s attorney asks state to pay for investigator (The Des Moines Register)
Iowa City, Ia. - The attorney for former Iowa football player Abe Satterfield filed three motions Thursday in Johnson County District Court.
Brown's attorney 'looking flustered' (Independent Online)
"You are a very experienced attorney, Mr Khan. I hope you file your (papers) on your own, please God", said an irritated Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso.
25-07-2008: DPP and defence lawyer cross swords (The Edge Daily)
SHAH ALAM: Lawyer for the second accused in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case, Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin crossed swords with Deputy Public Prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah today after the former accused prosecution witnesses of lying.
Attorney general won't appeal new law (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Indiana's attorney general says he won't appeal a federal court ruling that overturned part of a new state law on sex offenders.
Lawyer says she was terror suspect (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
By MATTHEW WATKINS Eagle Staff Writer A local lawyer on trial on charges of passing forged checks blamed bank tellers for not recognizing the chec ...
Attorney indicted on $26K improper contributions (The Fresno Bee)
A federal grand jury has indicted a prominent Los Angeles attorney on charges of funneling $26,000 in contributions to a candidate in the 2004 presidential campaign.
Attorney indicted on $26K improper contributions (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - July 25, 2008 8:14 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a prominent Los Angeles attorney on charges of funneling $26,000 in contributions to a candidate...
British lawyer tries to ambush another Games pentathlon hope (Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury)
HOW low can the British stoop? So low that a British lawyer claims Australians cheated, by inventing and changing official scores, to ensure the Australian female modern pentathlon competitor Angie Darby qualified for a place at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Lawyer offers evidence of alleged Goethe love affair (EARTHtimes.org)
Weimar, Germany - A lawyer of Italian descent unveiled Friday in the German city of Weimar what he said was fresh evidence that German literary great Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had been romantically linked to his dowager-duchess boss. Ettore Ghibelli...
Lawyer for Oxnard youth accused of killing gay classmate wants trial to begin soon (Los Angeles Times)
As Brandon McInerney, 14, will be tried in adult court, his lawyer wants a jury to weigh in before his client gets much older. A lawyer for the Oxnard middle school student charged with killing gay classmate Lawrence "Larry" King said today that he wants to get the case in front of a jury quickly now that a Ventura County judge has turned down his request to move it to juvenile court. ...
IDRIS JUSOH APPOINTS LAWYER OVER PERDANA V6 MAINTENANCE STATEMENT (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
BESUT, July 25 (Bernama) -- Former Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh has appointed a lawyer to study what action to take over a statement that maintenance of his Proton Perdana V6 Executive was highest among the State Executive Council (Exco) members.
Davis' attorney to focus on mindset in death-penalty trial (The Kansas City Star)
A defense attorney today told jurors that he would not dispute all of the strong evidence that Richard D. Davis beat, tortured and raped two women before killing them.
Rare court order allows lawyer to seize evidence in alleged RV fraud (CBC Edmonton)
An Alberta judge granted a rare civil order Thursday that allowed an Edmonton-area lawyer to search the home of man accused of ripping off people who bought recreational vehicles from him over the past three years.
Lawyer: "She wants Mrs. Widman to know that she is extremely sorry for what has happened" (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
WINK News talked with the lawyer for the woman police say Officer Andrew Widman saved the night he was killed.
Attorney reappointed to board after DWI dismissed (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - An Albuquerque attorney who resigned from the New Mexico Lottery Authority board after he was accused of drunken driving has been reappointed.
Appeal for lawyer Doug Christie still pending (Victoria Times Colonist)
An appeal of a finding of unprofessional misconduct for Victoria lawyer Doug Christie is still before the Law Society of B.C., the lawyer said Friday.
Attorney indicted on $26K improper contributions (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A federal grand jury has indicted a prominent Los Angeles attorney on charges of funneling $26,000 in contributions to a candidate in the 2004 presidential campaign.
Attorney: WeHo Man Was 'Executed,' Family Sues For $20M (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
An attorney for the family of a slain West Hollywood man says the man's death was an execution by police and may have been motivated by bias against gays. The family is seeking $20 million in damages.
U.S. Attorney Charges Credit Union Robbery Suspect (CBS4 Denver)
The U.S. Attorney in Colorado charged the man accused of robbing a Bellco Credit Union in Jefferson County Wednesday with armed bank robbery.
Attorney General Says No To $1,000 A Month Water Bills (Central Florida News 13)
Florida's Attorney General says "not so fast" to a local utility company who wants to double rates.
Attorney for Anderson man accused in drug trafficking argues no cause for arrest (Anderson Independent-Mail)
An attorney's attempt to block his client's case going to a grand jury failed on Friday.
Boston Lawyer Who Defended Politicians Dies (WBZ Boston)
Richard Egbert, the prominent New England criminal defense lawyer whose famous clients included Massachusetts House Speaker Thomas Finneran and Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, has died. He was 61.
Local Attorney Found Guilty of Forgery (KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station)
A local attorney will have to wait until Tuesday to learn her fate. A Brazos County jury found Helen Mayfield guilty Friday of 12 counts of forgery. A judge will decide her punishment Tuesday morning.
Golder's attorney challenges kidnapping charge (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Stamford (AP. July 25, 2008 4:03 PM) -- An attorney for the man accused of being the "dinnertime bandit" says the burglar who tied up a woman in her home treated her too politely to warrant a kidnapping charge.
Casey's Attorney Wants To Be Able To Retrace Her Steps With Her (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Casey Anthony, the mother of missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, remained jailed Friday as her attorney continued trying to get her bond lowered.
Davis' attorney to focus on mindset in death-penalty trial (The Kansas City Star)
A defense attorney today told jurors that he would not dispute all of the strong evidence that Richard D. Davis beat, tortured and raped two women before killing them.
Boston lawyer Egbert who defended politicians dies (7 News Boston)
BOSTON -- Richard Egbert, the prominent New England criminal defense lawyer whose clients included Massachusetts House Speaker Thomas Finneran and Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, has died. He was 61.
District Attorney General Speaks Against Parole Possibility (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson is speaking out against parole for John Brown. Brown is serving time in prison, convicted of killing Grand Ole Opry performer, String Bean Akeman.
Golder's attorney challenges kidnapping charge (Boston Globe)
An attorney for the man accused of being the "dinnertime bandit" said Friday the burglar who tied up a Greenwich woman in her home treated her too politely to warrant a kidnapping charge.
Lawyer: Karadzic can represent himself (UPI)
BELGRADE, Serbia, July 25 (UPI) -- The lawyer who prosecuted former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic said that Radovan Karadzic should be allowed to defend himself if he wishes.
Lawyer in Bratz doll case wants mistrial after juror is dismissed for slur against Iranian CEO (San Jose Mercury News)
The lawyer for the maker of Bratz dolls said Friday he will seek a mistrial over an ethnic slur made by a juror who has been dismissed from the copyright infringement case brought by Mattel Inc.
Attorney indicted on $26K improper contributions (KATC 3 Lafayette)
LOS ANGELES -- A federal grand jury has charged a prominent Los Angeles attorney with funneling $26,000 to a presidential candidate in 2004.
Bratz Lawyer Wants Mistrial Over Juror's Slur (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A lawyer for the maker of Bratz dolls says he'll seek a mistrial over an ethnic slur made by a juror who has been dismissed from the copyright infringement case brought by Mattel. Attorney Thomas Nolan represents MGA Entertainment. He says the juror dismissed today made the remark about company CEO Isaac Larian during jury deliberations in the first phase of the Riverside trial.
New rules on impaired driving violate accused's rights: defence lawyer (CBC)
New rules that restrict how allegedly impaired drivers can defend themselves in court are a violation of their rights, according to a Toronto defence lawyer who plans to launch a constitutional challenge.
AFP denied lawyer to Haneef: report (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Mohamed Haneef's lawyers say the Australian Federal Police (AFP) repeatedly denied their client's request for a lawyer to be present during his first interview.
Attorney general to make decision on jail’s inmate funds (The Joplin Globe)
COLUMBUS, Kan. — The Kansas attorney general’s office will make the decision on whether criminal charges are warranted in relation to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department’s handling of jail-inmate funds, said County Attorney John Bullard.
State Attorney General McKenna defends tribal gaming pacts made by Gov. Gregoire (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - July 25, 2008 10:15 PM ET OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State Attorney General Rob McKenna says Gov. Chris Gregoire negotiated controversial tribal gambling compacts in full...
State Attorney clears officers in shooting of cop killing suspect Arango (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
The State Attorney's Office has cleared four police officers who exchanged gunfire with the man police say killed Fort Myers police officer Andrew Widman.
A lawyer for the maker of Bratz dolls seeks mistrial after juror dismissed (Canadian Business)
The Associated Press July 25, 2008 - 10:02 p.m. RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A lawyer for the maker of Bratz dolls sought a mistrial Friday in a copyright infringement case brought by Mattel Inc. after a juror was dismissed for allegedly making racial slurs.
Egbert, 61, remembered as a ‘superstar’ trial lawyer (The Providence Journal)
A lawyer with a national reputation, he had represented several prominent Rhode Islanders.
Investigators and Lawyer Meet In Missing Toddler Case (FOX 35 Orlando)
The investigators leading the case to try and find 2 year old Caylee Anthony and the lawyer defending the mother met face to face for the first time Friday night....
Attorney contests school board seat (The Gleaner)
Local attorney Curt Hamilton filed Friday for the school board seat currently occupied by Valorie Morse, setting up the first contested race for the Henderson County Board of Education.
Attorney general sets up office to fight sex abuse (Pensacola News Journal)
Florida's attorney general has completed a planned expansion of his CyberCrime Unit by opening an office in Milton.
Selectman wants town to pay for his lawyer (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
TEMPLETON - Selectman Gerald Skelton, through his lawyer, has denied defaming Gardner lawyer Scott J. Graves and seeks reimbursement for the cost of defending himself against a lawsuit Mr. Graves has brought against him in Worcester Superior Court.
Judge halts Bratz trial; attorney to seek mistrial (The Indianapolis Star)
LOS ANGELES » The lawyer for the maker of Bratz dolls said Friday he will seek a mistrial over an ethnic slur made by a juror who has been dismissed from the copyright infringement case brought by Mattel. The juror made the remark about company CEO Isaac Larian during jury deliberations in the first phase of the federal trial, said attorney Thomas Nolan, who represents MGA Entertainment. That ...
Attorney general's ruling favors immigrants (The News & Observer)
In a reversal of its former advice, the state Attorney General's Office said Friday that no law bars illegal immigrants from community colleges.