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Lawyer: Joseph Parrish not the shooter in Powhatan slaying (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
BY BILL McKELWAY Times-Dispatch Staff Writer A lawyer for Powhatan County murder suspect Joseph Parrish said tonight that Parrish, 17, denies shooting county high school football star Tahliek Taliaferro. The declaration shifts focus of the case to the role of Parrish's cousin, Ethan Parrish, 24, who is also charged with murder. Court documents identify the shooter as a male, which would ...
Attorney: Peterson gave police statement (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - July 2, 2008 9:55 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The defense attorney for the suspect in the high-profile January stabbing death of Joel Marino says his client gave Madison...
CIDG arrest on Adaza, four others "illegal," lawyer says (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of Homobono Adaza on Thursday decried the arrest of the former assemblyman and his companions, saying it was illegal as a crime was not being committed during the time of their arrest.
Attorney: Peterson Gave Police Statement (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- The defense attorney Adam Peterson, the suspect in the high-profile January stabbing death of Joel Marino, said his client gave Madison police an incriminating statement.
U.S. attorney accuses 5 of hiring, employing undocumented workers at rag factory (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office is charging the owner of a rag factory with knowingly hiring and employing undocumented workers. The rag factory was raided last week by immigration officials who detained more than 160 suspected illegal immigrants working in Action Rags USA.
U.S. attorney accuses 5 of hiring, employing undocumented workers at rag factory (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - July 2, 2008 10:15 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office is charging the owner of a rag factory with knowingly hiring and employing undocumented workers.
Former CASA lawyer says regulator failing (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The former senior lawyer for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has given a damning submission to the Senate inquiry into the organisation.
Attorney general's office investigating group home (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Allegations against the administrator of a group home for the mentally disabled in central Kentucky have drawn the attention of the state attorney general's office. Spokeswoman Allison Gardner Martin of Attorney General Jack Conway's office told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday that the agency is working with the Health and Family Services Cabinet to investigate. She declined to ...
Attorney general's office investigating group home (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
BURGIN, Ky. (AP) - Allegations against the administrator of a group home for the mentally disabled in central Kentucky have drawn the attention of the state attorney general's office.
Chicago lawyer accused of attacking woman in car (The Telegraph)
EDWARDSVILLE - A Chicago lawyer was charged Wednesday with five felonies for allegedly assaulting a woman while driving his car on Interstate 55.
Lawyer aims to continue reaching out (Marietta Daily Journal)
MARIETTA - There's no better way for a lawyer to serve his community than by acting as a judge, Nathan J. Wade believes. That's why, the attorney said, he is running for Superior Court Judge in the Cobb Circuit.
Ex-U.S. attorney to probe death of Celts fan (Boston Herald)
Hub top cop Edward Davis has asked former U.S. Attorney Donald K. Stern to conduct an independent investigation into the death of 22-year-old David Woodman, who died 11 days...
Lawyer Seeks Testimony About Donaghy?s Cooperation (New York Times)
The lawyer for Tim Donaghy, the disgraced former N.B.A. referee, wants a retired federal agent to testify in court about information Donaghy provided the government.
Former judge seeks district attorney post (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Tom Daley, a former state appellate court judge, has announced his candidacy for St. John the Baptist Parish district attorney. "I offer my time, my talents and my pledge to work tirelessly to serve and protect the people of our parish," Daley, 54, said in a news release.
Attorney general investigating Mercer group home (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The state attorney general's office confirmed Wednesday that it is looking into allegations regarding New Hope Agency LLC, a Mercer County care provider for the mentally disabled. .We are working with the Inspector General's Office of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in a coordinated effort to look into allegations that were brought up regarding this facility,. said Allison ...
County attorney gets the boot (The Salt Lake Tribune)
In the midst of a voter-fraud scandal, the Daggett County Commission, in a 2-1 vote Tuesday, terminated its contract with County Attorney Brian Sidwell.
S.B. County district attorney to seek injunction against Rialto gang (The Press-Enterprise)
About 50 members of a Rialto gang will be prohibited from associating with each other, displaying gang tattoos and wearing gang clothing under an injunction sought by the San Bernardino County district attorney's office.
Bar Complaint Filed Against Lawyer Scolded by Judge for 'Verbal Assault' (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Atlanta attorney William G. McDaniel has filed a bar complaint against James W. Smith, the Georgia lawyer who was recently scolded by a judge for remarks he made about a military gold star pin that his opposing counsel wore to honor his son killed in Iraq.
Nicole Bell's lawyer aims to put civil suit on hold while feds probe (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for Sean Bell's fiancée said Wednesday he will ask a federal judge to keep the wrongful death lawsuit on hold until the Justice Department completes its investigation into the shooting.
Attorney general guest speaker at state police chiefs conference (Mobile Press-Register)
Attorney General Troy King said Wednesday that he is pleased that the Legislature has passed a bill that pays death benefits to designated members of a police officer or firefighter's family if the officer or firefighter is killed in the line of duty.
S.D. attorney 'lost the war' in Exxon case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Shocked. That's what David Casey was when he learned of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Exxon Valdez oil-spill case. Nineteen years ago, Casey, a San Diego attorney, and his law partners entered a legal tug of war on behalf of about 1,000 Alaskan fishermen whose livelihoods were threatened by the depleted fisheries.
Lawyer wants statements disallowed in Jaffrie case (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – The lawyer for the man charged in connection with the Hampshire crash that killed four made arguments in court Wednesday to suppress his client’s statements.
School Board renames Juda as its attorney (The Buffalo News)
The Lackawanna School Board reappointed School Attorney Richard Juda on Wednesday night.
Attorney sworn in as next town justice (The Buffalo News)
Attorney Michael B. Powers was officially sworn in as Clarence town justice in ceremonies Wednesday evening in the Justice Court chambers in Clarence Town Hall.
Kahn quits as Lew-Port attorney (The Buffalo News)
LEWISTON -- With the prospect of a badly-divided Lewiston-Porter School Board on the horizon, F. Warren Kahn has quit his longtime post as school district attorney.
Opposition lawyer, 4 others accused of plotting a coup against the Philippine president (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Philippine police filed criminal complaints Thursday against an opposition lawyer, three retired colonels and a former police officer for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Exorcism hearing: Plaintiff's lawyer accuses priest of telling lies (Straits Times)
THE lawyer for the woman in the centre of the Novena Church 'exorcism' case ended his cross-examination of a Catholic priest on Thursday with a parting shot, creating a stir in the courtroom.
Reiser's Lawyer Says He's Nuts (Linux World)
On Monday, nine days ahead of his sentencing on July 9 for the murder of his wife, William DuBois, the lawyer for ace Linux programmer Hans Reiser, filed a brief with the court saying - for the very first time since this case began - that under penalty of perjury that he think Reiser 'may be mentally incompetent as a result of mental disorder or developmental disability' - not simply socially ...
Brinkley's attorney: Husband spent $3,000 a month on porn (Asbury Park Press)
Christie Brinkley's estranged husband spent about $3,000 a month on pornographic Web sites, her attorney says. The claim about Peter Cook was made Wednesday at the start of couple's Long Island divorce trial. Says Brinkley's lawyer, Robert Stephan Cohen: "That is the man who's come before this court and asked for custody of his 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter." Cook's lawyer, Norman ...
Attorney General's Office Investigates Group Home (The Kentucky Post)
BURGIN, Ky. (AP) - Allegations against the administrator of a group home for the mentally disabled in central Kentucky have drawn the attention of the state attorney general's office.
China rights lawyer in one-man crusade for fairer future (AFP via Yahoo! News)
In a small courtyard building a stone's throw from Tiananmen Square and the political centre of China, veteran rights lawyer Mo Shaoping dreams of the day his nation will be ruled by law and not by men.
‘Huge bribes’ delayed $503-M Northrail project, says lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The Chinese contractor of the $503-million North Rail project wants out because of the "huge bribe" paid to Filipino officials, causing a five-year delay in the project, according to a lawyer familiar with the case.
E-mail scam uses Texas attorney general's name (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN _ Spammers are using Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s name and picture in e-mails claiming that they are working on behalf of the United Nations on national security matters.
E-mail scam uses Texas attorney general's name (KVUE-TV Austin)
Spammers are using Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s name and picture in emails claiming that they are working on behalf of the United Nations on national security matters.
Sheley Was Captured After Call To Own Lawyer (CBS 2 Chicago)
As the manhunt for the ex-con suspected of bludgeoning eight people to death wound down, a disheveled Nicholas T. Sheley walked calmly into a Subway restaurant in Granite City, asked to use the phone and called his lawyer -- all but ensuring his capture.
Last Southwest Florida attorney representing Taylor homicide defendants withdraws from case (The News-Press)
The last remaining local attorney representing defendants in the Sean Taylor homicide
Defense attorney asks for nanny case to be dismissed (The Sacramento Bee)
The defense attorney for Veronica Martinez Salcedo today asked a Placer County judge to dismiss charges that she shook a baby, causing its death.
Opposition lawyer, 4 others accused of Philippine coup plot (Honolulu Advertiser)
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine police filed criminal complaints today against an opposition lawyer, three retired colonels and a former police officer for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Attorney Asks to be Removed From SF Triple Homicide Case (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- The attorney for a suspected gang member accused in the June 22 slaying of a San Francisco father and two of his sons today said he would ask to be removed from the case, citing a conflict.
Attorney Says Imposter Was Caught Up in Ruse (The Missourian)
The attorney for William Jakob, the Washington area man who posed as a police officer and federal agent, said his client became caught up in the ruse after he was invited to ride along with Gerald police officers on some raids.
Senate staff helped lawyer targeting reporters (Times Leader)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ The state Senate's top Democrat said his staff helped a lawyer who was trying to obtain cell phone numbers of Pennsylvania reporters subpoenaed in an investigation of alleged grand jury secrecy violations, a paper reported Thursday.
Woman refuses settlement in Gary case, attorney says (The Palm Beach Post)
The Fort Pierce woman who accused Stuart attorney Willie Gary of rape last summer has turned down a settlement agreement from his law firm that would have ended part of her lawsuit against him.
Atlanta lawyer ignores judge, is jailed (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
An Atlanta lawyer who was supposed to be trying to get his client out of jail instead finds himself behind bars for the long holiday weekend. After a hearing Thursday morning, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker found attorney Michael Mann in contempt of court and ordered him arrested immediately. Becker's written order requires Mann to remain in the DeKalb County jail until 6 p.m. Sunday.
Canadian jailed in Bulgaria since 1995 freed from custody, lawyer says (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for a Canadian businessman jailed in Bulgaria for 13 years says his client has been released from custody.
Ex-Cockrel aide in FBI sting 'doing well,' attorney says (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A veteran city attorney said Thursday he likely will represent a Detroit City Council aide reportedly caught on videotape accepting a payment from a city contractor.
Canadian released from jail in Bulgaria, but not free, lawyer says (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - A Canadian businessman jailed in Bulgaria for 13 years may have been released from custody, but that doesn't mean a "lawless and corrupt" government will allow Michael Kapoustin to be free, his lawyer said Thursday.
Canadian released from Bulgarian jail still needs to pay 'ransom': lawyer (CBC)
A Canadian businessman who has spent more than 12 years in a Bulgarian prison was released from custody Thursday but is not being allowed to leave the country until he pays what his Toronto lawyer calls "ransom money."
Canseco's former attorney seeking overdue legal fees (New York Daily News)
Jose Canseco lost his Encino (Calif.) home to foreclosure earlier this spring, and last month, his former attorney Robert Saunooke filed suit originally seeking $500,000 in overdue legal fees.
Attorney General Investigates Police Drunken Driving Cover-Up (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The state Attorney General has charged a Santa Clara County District Attorney investigator with felony drunken driving.
Rockwall County GOP chooses district attorney candidate for November vote (Dallas Morning News)
Rockwall County Republican leaders have chosen a former Dallas prosecutor to run for district attorney in November.