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Fidentia boss's lawyer withdraws (Mail and Guardian)
Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown's lawyer withdrew unexpectedly in the Cape Town Regional Court on Tuesday, citing Brown's lack of funds.
Ontario attorney general to make announcement in Truscott case (Cape Breton Post)
TORONTO (CP) — Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley will make an announcement today regarding compensation in the Steven Truscott case.
Prosecution testimony will resume today in Orange County attorney's murder trial (The Desert Sun)
Prosecution testimony will resume today in the trial of a Palm Springs man accused of the strangulation murder of a former high-powered Orange County attorney who paid him for oral sex in his Palm Desert vacation trailer.
Province's attorney general to make announcement in Truscott case (680 News)
Toronto - Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley will make an announcement, Monday, regarding compensation in the Steven Truscott case. The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Truscott not guilty last August in the 1959 rape and murder of his schoolmate, 12-year-old Lynne Harper.
District attorney talks up third term (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Despite a stretch of imploded prosecutions and courtroom setbacks, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis isn't hunkering down.
Tacoma judge tells wordy lawyer to be brief (The Olympian)
A federal judge in Tacoma has told a Vancouver lawyer his lawsuit is too long at 465 pages.
U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan to resign, may run for Pa. governor (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan announced today he is stepping down as the top federal prosecutor for the eastern part of Pennsylvania amid indications that he is positioning himself for a possible run for governor in 2010.
U.S. Attorney Says He'll Retire (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan's office says he is resigning.
Ontario attorney general to make announcement in Truscott case (Barrie Examiner)
TORONTO - Attorney General Chris Bentley will make an announcement today regarding compensation in the Steven Truscott case. Last August, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Truscott not guilty in the 1959 rape and murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper near Clinton, Ont. [...]
Attorney: Foley to settle lawsuit for $5.5 million (The Fresno Bee)
Former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley has agreed to settle his lawsuit for $5.5 million against a police officer who shot him while off-duty two years ago, ending his pro football career, his attorney said Monday.
Pittsburgh attorney appointed new U.S. magistrate judge (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh has appointed a Pittsburgh attorney to become the newest U.S. magistrate judge.
Sidley Austin Promotes Competition Lawyer in Europe (wallstreet:online AG)
David Went, an EU and UK competition lawyer based in Sidley Austin*´s London office, is among
Simon Mann sentenced to 34 years in prison, lawyer says he was 'cheated' (Channel 4)
A defence lawyer told Channel 4 News that Simon Mann was "cheated into telling the truth". Fabian Ngurma, the defence lawyer for six of the men tried alongside Simon Mann, said that "there have been many gaps in the judicial process."
Messina memo was vague: Drabinsky lawyer (The Globe and Mail)
TORONTO — The lawyer for Livent Inc. co-founder Garth Drabinsky suggested Monday a key memo written by Livent's former chief financial officer was so vague that it did not alert senior executives an accounting fraud was under way at the company.
Attorney: Foley to settle lawsuit for $5.5 million (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO ---- Former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement in his lawsuit against a police officer who shot him while off-duty two years ago, ending his pro football career, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney: Foley to settle lawsuit for $5.5 million (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO ---- Former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement in his lawsuit against a police officer who shot him while off-duty two years ago, ending his pro football career, his attorney said Monday. Foley stru
U.S. Attorney Who Developed Anti-Gang Initiative To Resign (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan is resigning. He's expected to make a formal announcement at a news conference later this afternoon. Meehan was appointed by President George W. Bush.
Meehan resigns as U.S. attorney (The Morning Call)
U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan, who as chief prosecutor for southeastern Pennsylvania cracked down on government corruption in Philadelphia, announced his resignation on Monday.
Lawyer: Brinkley Wants Cook In Kids' Lives (CBS News)
Christie Brinkley's lawyer said she has no plans to parent her children alone, and wants Peter Cook to have visitation rights.
Tumukunde’s lawyer goes into hiding (The Monitor)
Kampala lawyer Oscar Kambona is being protected by the Police at a secret location after reporting that Brigadier Henry Tumukunde, a former spy chief who is his client, may be plotting to imperil his life.
Attorney Wants Different Prosecutor To Investigate Shooting Of Teen (The Tampa Tribune)
ST. PETERSBURG - The attorney representing the family of a teenager fatally shot by a St. Petersburg police officer is asking the governor's office to assign a prosecutor other than the local one to investigate the incident.
Fishermen prosecution wasteful and unfair: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer for Indonesian fishermen accused of illegally fishing in Australian waters says the way the cases are being prosecuted is hugely wasteful and unfair.
Madonna - Lawyer Madonna Had An Affair Of The Heart With Rodriguez (ContactMusic)
MADONNA had an "affair of the heart" with baseball star ALEX RODRIGUEZ, according to a divorce lawyer hired by the baseball player's ex-wife. Following mounting ...
Police: Attorney Taken Hostage, Robbed By Client (WRTV Indianapolis)
Anderson police say a man took his attorney hostage, tied him up and stole his wallet and SUV after a hearing in Indianapolis Monday.
Man escapes jail by taking lawyer as hostage (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
Investigators said Richard Hudson and his lawyer returned to the Madison County Jail from a civil hearing when Hudson put a knife to the lawyer's throat.
Wash. judge tells verbose lawyer to make it snappy (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal judge in Tacoma has told a lawyer he needs to make it snappy.
Wash. state judge uses limerick to show verbose lawyer how to make 465-page lawsuit snappy (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TACOMA, Wash. - A federal judge in Tacoma has told a lawyer he needs to make it snappy. Judge Ronald Leighton balked at a 465-page lawsuit that made its way onto his desk. He invoked a rarely used rule that requires a "short and plain statement" of allegations.
Police: Client abducts Anderson attorney (The Herald Bulletin)
ANDERSON — Police say a client tied up Anderson attorney Thomas Hamer and then stole his SUV. Anderson police are looking for the client, identified as 52-year-old Richard L. Hudson.
Sulpicio lawyer moves to inhibit BMI execs from probe (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer for Sulpicio Lines, Inc. on Tuesday moved to inhibit two officials of the Board of Marine Inquiry that is investigating the tragedy brought by capsizing of the shipping lines' M/V Princess of the Stars late last month.
Texas attorney general tells school districts to pay for teacher benefits (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – Attorney General Greg Abbott has sided with the Legislature in a $100 million dispute between the state and school districts over which should pay for teacher benefits stemming from a salary increase approved two years ago.
Meehan to Step Down as U.S. Attorney (Law.com)
U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan -- named by President Bush as chief prosecutor for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania nearly seven years ago -- announced his resignation Monday. Meehan said at a Monday afternoon news conference that he plans to go into private practice after his last day, July 15. Meehan has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Pennsylvania governor in 2010, but he said ...
Lawyer Contestant Tells All About 'The Bachelorette' (Law.com)
For the past seven weeks, America has tuned in every Monday night to watch Dallas real estate lawyer Jeremy Anderson compete for lasting love on the reality show "The Bachelorette." But last week, bachelorette DeAnna Pappas sent Anderson packing. Now Anderson talks about the behind-the-scenes happenings that only a lawyer could appreciate, such as going over the extensive contract with the ...
Police say client bound attorney, stole SUV (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
ANDERSON, Ind. - A man tied up his attorney and then stole his SUV on Monday as they were returning to jail from a court date, police said.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan Announces Resignation (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan announced his resignation on Monday, and a state GOP leader said the prosecutor is preparing to run for governor in 2010.
Newspaper: Pa. Senate staff helped lawyer targeting reporters (Freedom Forum Online)
HARRISBURG, Pa. — 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 newspaper has reported.
Lawyer appointed as U.S. magistrate judge (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh employment lawyer will become a U.S. magistrate judge next month. Cathy Bissoon, 40, will replace retiring Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Francis X. Caiazza. ...
High praise as U.S. attorney leaves office (The Express-Times)
Lehigh Valley officials on Monday lauded U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan for leading a crackdown on drug trafficking and gangs in cities such as Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown.
Lawyer appointed as U.S. magistrate judge (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh employment lawyer will become a U.S. magistrate judge next month. Cathy Bissoon, 40, will replace retiring Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Francis X. Caiazza. ...
Attorney slated to speak (The Norman Transcript)
A local attorney is slated as guest speaker at the next meeting of Parents Helping Parents.The Norman Chapter of Parents Helping Parents meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Education Center at Norman Regional Hospital, 901 N.
Covington lawyer to run for Division C judge (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Covington lawyer Warren Montgomery has announced his candidacy for the Division C judgeship on the 22nd Judicial District Court for St. Tammany and Washington parishes.
Tammany lawyer to run in 22nd Judicial District (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Madisonville lawyer Patrick E. Moore has announced his candidacy for the Division B judgeship on the 22nd Judicial District Court for St. Tammany and Washington parishes.
Attorney tied up in Anderson by client; SUV stolen (The Indianapolis Star)
ANDERSON, Ind. -- Police say a client tied up an Anderson attorney, then stole his sport utility vehicle. Anderson police are looking for the client, identified as 52-year-old Richard L. Hudson. Police didn't release the attorney's name Monday.
Riverside police chief critical of district attorney's remarks (The Press-Enterprise)
Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach said Monday he is affronted by District Attorney Rod Pacheco's comment that if Leach's officers fail to enforce a gang injunction, Pacheco would use other law enforcement units to get the job done.
Monroe Bar honors Fairport lawyer (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A Fairport lawyer has won an award from the Monroe County Bar Center for Education.
A-Rod hires Shaq's divorce attorney (Miami Herald)
New York Yankee Alex ''A-Rod'' Rodriguez has hired Miami attorney Ira Elegant to represent him in his divorce from wife Cynthia. Elegant also represents Shaquille O'Neal in his split from wife Shaunie. But, Elegant says, it's just coincidence that he landed two of the nation's richest and highest profile athletes: ``Shaq didn't refer him.''
Charges against ex-UN envoy baseless - lawyer (GMA News)
The lawyer of former Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Lauro Baja Jr. said the racketeering and human trafficking lawsuit filed against his client has no sufficient basis and is only meant to tarnish his reputation.
Meehan to resign as U.S. attorney (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan announced yesterday that he would step down later this month, a move that would position him to get an early jump as a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2010.
Palestinian attorney general says survives car bomb (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Palestinian Attorney General Ahmed al-Moghani said he survived an assassination attempt when his car exploded on Tuesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Lakeland to Hire Lawyer To Argue Train Issues (The Lakeland Ledger)
LAKELAND | The city will likely be adding a weapon in its battle against the likelihood of increased train traffic downtown: a lawyer.
Police say client bound attorney, stole SUV (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Anderson police are looking for a jail inmate who escaped after holding a knife to his attorney's throat and stealing his SUV on the way back to jail from a hearing in Indianapolis.