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Isnaji lawyer confident DOJ will dismiss kidnap case (Philstar.com)
The lawyer of Indanan Mayor Alvarez Isnaji and his son Haider, who were implicated in the kidnapping of ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Ces Drilon and her crew last month, claimed the prosecution panel would likely dismiss the charges against his clients for lack of evidence.
Marzilli has bipolar disorder, lawyer says (Boston Globe)
LOWELL - A lawyer for state Senator J. James Marzilli Jr. said yesterday that his client has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but he declined to provide any medical specifics.
US attorney: Police role key in death probe (Boston Globe)
US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan pledged yesterday to find out whether Boston police officers used excessive force against David Woodman, a 22-year-old former Emmanuel College student who stopped breathing after his arrest during the Celtics championship celebration last month and died 11 days later in the hospital.
Lawyer expects Veon to be charged in Bonusgate (The Patriot-News)
A lawyer for a former state representative says he expects his client will be charged in the state attorney general's investigation of the possible misuse of bonuses for legislative staff members.
Teen's attorney says no LSD detected in cookies delivered to Texas police stations (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
FORT WORTH, Texas - A teenager accused of delivering drug-laced cookies to a dozen police stations was the victim of overzealous officers who had very little evidence indicating drugs were inside the treats, his attorney said Thursday.
Former U.S. attorney general to head death penalty panel (Baltimore Sun)
Commission must submit final report with recommendations before Dec. 15 Gov. Martin O'Malley today announced the appointment of Benjamin Civiletti, a prominent Baltimore lawyer who served as U.S. attorney general during the Carter administration, as chairman of a commission to study the death penalty in Maryland.
Trial lawyer's TV ads seek people affected by heparin (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
Prominent local trial lawyer Thomas J. Henry has begun airing television advertisements urging people affected by the blood thinner heparin to contact him. The advertisements come days after as many as 17 babies in a high-level intensive care unit at Christus Spohn Hospital South were given overdoses of the drug. Two of the newborns, twins from Alice born one month premature, have died. The ...
Lawyer: Lawmaker in groping case bipolar (UPI)
LOWELL, Mass., July 10 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a Massachusetts state legislator charged with groping women says that his client suffers from bipolar disorder.
Lawyer: Lawmaker in groping case bipolar (Moldova.org)
A lawyer for a Massachusetts state legislator charged with groping women says that his client suffers from bipolar disorder.Democratic state Sen. James Marzilli Jr. was arraigned Wednesday in Lowell, Mass. He pleaded not guilty to a list of charges that included annoying and accosting a person of the opposite sex and attempting to commit indecent assault and battery, the Boston Globe reported ...
Man Held In SF Family Road Rage Slayings Changes Attorney (NBC 11 Bay Area)
A suspected gang member accused in the June 22 slaying of a San Francisco man and two of his sons was granted a new defense attorney Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, after his previous attorney said he had a conflict in the case.
Mo. gov.'s attorney wants e-mail lawsuit dismissed (KSPR Springfield)
Attorneys for Gov. Matt Blunt want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over e-mail records. The suit is filed by investigators selected by the attorney general to look into allegations that Blunt's office violated the Sunshine Law. It seeks backup e-mail records at no cost.
Mo. Gov.'s attorney wants e-mail lawsuit dismissed (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over e-mail records. The suit is filed by investigators selected by the attorney general to look into allegations that Blunt's office violated the Sunshine Law.
Former lawyer: Sharif won't pay valet (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has no intention of paying a $445,000 civil judgment to the Beverly Hills, Calif., valet he smacked in 2005, his former lawyer said.
Lawyer appeals sentence in Haines family murders (The Patriot-News)
The lawyer for Alec Kreider, who pleaded guilty to the murders of Thomas, Lisa and Kevin Haines, is seeking a change of his client's sentence to one life in prison rather than the sentence of three terms of life in prison that handed down on June 17..
Kansas attorney general visits KCK to unveil new Internet safety site (The Kansas City Star)
Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six unveiled a new Internet safety Web site this afternoon aimed at educating children, teens, parents and others about threats they face online.
Olivia Newton-John weds US businessman in Peru - attorney (GMA News)
LOS ANGELES - He's the one that she wants. Olivia Newton-John, who starred in the hit movie version of the musical "Grease," has married, her attorney said Thursday.
Ex-lawyer found with $50,000 of stolen items, police say (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The events leading up to Phillip Strickland's arrest Thursday read like an excerpt from a Coen Brothers script, with the onetime lawyer now facing theft charges.
Pakistani Lawyer At Helm of Change (Washington Post)
Leading a motorcade marathon from Islamabad to Lahore in May last year, lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan threaded his way gingerly through throngs of impassioned Pakistanis lining the road in the 110-degree heat. At the climax of his campaign to get the country's suspended Supreme Court chief justice reinstated,...
Fugitive lawyer couple arrested (The Star)
JOHOR BARU: A fugitive lawyer couple have been arrested for allegedly committing criminal breach of trust involving the sale of property and accident claims worth millions of ringgit in the state.
Attorney General's Opinion Sought On University President's Bonus (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK - On the heels of news reports that University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin received a $300,000 bonus in May, the chairman of the university Board of Trustees asked Thursday for an attorney general's opinion on whether university employees can receive bonuses in excess of state-mandated salary caps.
Carter Attorney General to Head Panel on Death Penalty (Washington Post)
Gov. Martin O'Malley tapped a former U.S. attorney general yesterday to lead a panel examining Maryland's death penalty, opening another chapter in the state's long-running legal and political drama over the issue.
Lawyer seeks federal probe of police shooting (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - The lawyer for a city teenager shot in the wrist by police after a chase on Sunday has requested the Department of Justice to review the incident for a possible civil rights violation.
AG candidate, lawyer spar over ethics complaints (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
When GOP attorney general candidate Tim Fox made public his charge that a Great Falls lawyer had run afoul of proper attorney conduct during Fox’s primary race, Fox himself may have violated the same code of conduct.
Wecht prosecutor leaving U.S. attorney's office (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The federal prosecutor who led the case against former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril H. Wecht is leaving the U.S. attorney's office. Stephen S. ...
Attorney goes to court to stop sale of Stine Farm (The Express-Times)
L. MT. BETHEL TWP. | An attorney has asked a federal court to block a foreclosure sale of the Stine Farm, saying the 146-acre plot with the problematic stump recycling business is protected by a bankruptcy that was dismissed last month.
4th lawyer eyes run for judgeship (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Another Lexington lawyer has confirmed the she is considering a bid for a Fayette County district court vacancy. Joyce Merritt, 39, a personal injury, criminal defense and family lawyer, said friends and lawyers have encouraged her to run. She has not made a final decision yet. Merritt, a West Virginia native, graduated from West Virginia University and the University of Kentucky Law ...
Lawyer tries to halt blood draws by Dalworthington Gardens police (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By NATHANIEL JONES The lawyer who successfully challenged Dalworthington Gardens’ "no-refusal" policy in a drunken-driving case is asking a state judge to temporarily prohibit the town’s police officers from drawing blood. In a court filing late Thursday, lawyer Avery McDaniel wrote, "the citizens will be placed in immediate harm by [Department of Public Safety Chief Bill] Waybourn’s insistence ...
Defense attorney to be investigated (Rocky Mountain News)
The chief federal judge in North Dakota has ordered the investigation of a defense attorney who authorities say lied about being a licensed lawyer before he was caught by a client accused of child pornography.
Jury split on former Fresno lawyer's sanity (The Fresno Bee)
A mistrial was declared Thursday in the sanity phase of former Fresno attorney Gregory Arthur Morris' trial after jurors announced they could not unanimously agree on whether the personal injury lawyer was sane or insane when he stole thousands of dollars from his clients.
AT&T and AOL block child porn Web sites and newsgroups in agreement with NY attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ALBANY, N.Y. - Two more Internet access providers have agreed to eliminate certain newsgroups that contain child pornography and purge their servers of child pornography Web sites in an agreement with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Lafferty attorney wins bid to pry open Utah execution details (The Salt Lake Tribune)
An attorney for condemned killer Ron Lafferty, claiming there is too much secrecy shrouding executions in Utah, won a partial victory Thursday in his quest for a long list of facts on how the ultimate penalty is carried out.
LAWYER OF CANDIDATE SURPRISED RO ANNOUNCED KURUP WON UNOPPOSED (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KOTA KINABALU, July 11 (Bernama) -- The lawyer of a candidate who contested for the Sook state seat in the March 8 general election told the Election court here today that he was surprised when Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup was announced winner unopposed for the Pensiangan parliamentary seat. Arthur Bonnie @ Bernie, 31, solicitor for Parti ...
'Lawyer you can trust' disbarred after guilty plea (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
An Oxford lawyer whose Web site once touted him as "a lawyer you can trust" has been disbarred by the Board of Bar Overseers.
Costas to run GOP candidate's campaign for attorney general (Post-Tribune)
VALPARAISO -- A month after failing to win the Republican nomination for the Indiana attorney general race, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas has joined the campaign alongside his former opponent.
Attorney's ads seek those affected by heparin (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
Local attorney Thomas J. Henry has begun airing television advertisements urging people affected by the blood thinner heparin to contact him. The advertisements come days after as many as 17 babies in a high-level intensive care unit at Christus Spohn Hospital South were given overdoses of the drug.
Constable Jackson's Attorney Wants Judge To Recuse Himself (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Smith County Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson’s attorney asked a county court-at-law judge to recuse himself from presiding over his official oppression case, which is set to go to trial next week.
Attorney General's Opinion Sought On University President's Bonus (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK - On the heels of news reports that University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin received a $300,000 bonus in May, the chairman of the university Board of Trustees asked Thursday for an attorney general's opinion on whether university employees can receive bonuses in excess of state-mandated salary caps.
Lawyer claims a health risk in food waste at Gilton site (Modesto Bee)
A Ripon lawyer is contending that Gilton Solid Waste Management's handling of food processing byproducts at a transfer station near Modesto poses health risks and should be regulated under a recent county ordinance governing food processing waste.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer Accuses White Farmers of Malice (AllAfrica.com)
A Harare lawyer on Wednesday accused some white commercial farmers of falsely and maliciously accusing senior Government and Zanu-PF officials of violence to bolster their case currently before the Sadc Tribunal in Namibia.
Release Rajesh Talwar at the earliest: Brother, lawyer 11 Jul 2008, 1548 hrs IST,TIMESOFINDIA.COM (The Times of India)
NEW DELHI: Dr Rajesh Talwar's lawyer Pinaki Mishra has demanded an immediate release of his client saying the CBI's clean chit to Talwar vindicates the family's faith in him.
Smith Moore attorney to chair N.C. Bar division (BizJournals)
Smith Moore attorney Jonathan Heyl has been elected chair of the N.C. Bar Association's antitrust and trade regulation division.
Russian royal pushes fight for Tsar's exoneration: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A descendant of Russia's Romanov royal family has lodged new court appeals seeking official recognition that the last Russian tsar was killed for political reasons, a family lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer tries to halt blood draws by Dalworthington Gardens police (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The lawyer who successfully challenged Dalworthington Gardens' "no-refusal" policy in a drunken-driving case is asking a state judge to temporarily prohibit the town's police officers from drawing blood.
Former Lawmaker, Attorney Burks Dead At 91 (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
CARRIERE, Miss. (AP) - Delos Hudson Burks, a former legislator and longtime lawyer for the attorney general's office, has died at age of 91. Burks died Tuesday in Carriere. The cause of death was not announced.
New York Attorney General's child porn crusade expands (BetaNews)
After an investigation of newsgroups that uncovered large amounts of underage pornography, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo began a large-scale expulsion of the material at the ISP level. Now there's an official Web site for the effort.
Citing anti-Hispanic sentiment, lawyer wants murder trial moved out of Morris County (Asbury Park Press)
The lawyer for a man accused of killing and dismembering his teenage neighbor in Randolph nearly three years ago wants the trial moved out of Morris County because of his perceptions of an "anti-Hispanic" sentiment in the county and extensive pre-trial media coverage. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office, in legal papers filed Thursday, opposes the motion for a change of venue of the ...
Alabama Republican Attorney General Troy King Caught in Gay Sex Scandal (Gay Wired)
Alabama Attorney General Troy King , a conservative Republican Christian who has called homosexuality the 'downfall of society,' has been caught with his pants down—literally—in a gay sex scandal.
Attorney General Settles With Veterans Group Over Donations (KTHV Little Rock)
Arkansas' attorney general says American Veterans Coalition will pay the state nearly $34,000 in a settlement it reached over the group's use of money collected to help veterans.
Attorney General's Office investigating treatment of autistic students after Barton case (Fort Pierce Tribune)
The state Attorney General’s Office started out investigating the Alex Barton case after the 5-year-old who has since being diagnosed with a form of autism was voted out of his Morningside Elementary kindergarten classroom. But after talking with Alex's mother, Melissa Barton, the office has expanded its investigation to see how other children with the disorder are treated in schools across the ...
Plasmatronics attorney hoping for settlement (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CROWN POINT | The attorney for a company that Crown Point once hoped would bring more than 200 jobs to the city said he is talking with city attorneys to resolve a lawsuit outside of court.