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3rd lawyer at Clayton firm dies (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ST. LOUIS -- For the second time in less than a year, an attorney who worked at the same firm as a lawyer killed in a still-unsolved murder has died suddenly, officials and family members said.
Attorney accuses ex-client (Baltimore Sun)
Defense lawyer says he was threatened A Baltimore defense attorney who took the stand last week to defend himself against allegations of witness tampering has filed assault and witness retaliation charges against a former client.
Attorney General files suit against Sunmart (Cleveland Advocate)
On the morning of July 31 the Texas Attorney General’s Office filed suit against Petroleum Wholesalers, L.P., the parent company of Sunmart service stations, in Harris County. The Attorney General’s office is accusing Petroleum Wholesalers of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).
Lawyer: Client asked for attorney; statement must go (The Morning Call)
Officer in homicide case didn't think Trillble El was serious. During an interview with a Bethlehem policeman, Trillble El hinted that she wanted a lawyer, but the officer said he didn't take her seriously because she continued ''to talk and ramble and give a lot of information.''
Lawyer: Dismiss Salko fed charges (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
A federal indictment charging a Carbondale doctor with health insurance fraud and other counts should be dismissed because it isn’t specific enough, a defense lawyer argued Monday.
A second colleague of slain lawyer is dead (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ST. LOUIS — A second colleague of murdered lawyer Ernest Brasier has died suddenly — leaving Brasier's widow wondering whether there's a connection between any of the deaths. Vincent H. Venker II, 51, died Sunday at his St. Louis home in the 2700 block of Ann Avenue.
District attorney funds new fingerprint system for Humble police (Humble Observer)
Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson will present a check for $43,370 to the Humble Police Department Aug. 12 to fund a new Motorola Printrak Latent Lite Station for the department which will lead to the more efficient handling of arrested and detained individuals.
Attorney general files suit against petroleum wholesale (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took legal action Thursday against Petroleum Wholesale, L.P., after an investigation by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) found that The Woodlands-based company’s gas stations routinely failed to pump the amount of fuel its customers actually purchased.
Nigeria: Leaders Have Compromised on Bakassi - Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Abuja-based fiery lawyer, Barrister Kayode Ajulo, has lambasted both the Obasanjo administration and the incumbent President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's for their unpatriotic conduct over the August 14 handing over of the peninsular to Cameroun.
LV attorney leading in high court primary (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
After a back-and-forth race that saw three front-runners as votes were tallied, Las Vegas attorney Kris Pickering pulled ahead late in the evening for Supreme Court Seat B.
PROSECUTOR FAILED TO FURNISH DETAILED PHONE TRANSACTIONS, SAYS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- The absence of comprehensive details in the call and text message transaction data of political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda was questioned by his lawyer today.
Man nabbed for selling lawyer’s stolen laptop (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—A man who used the Internet to sell a laptop stolen from a lawyer's car was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in an entrapment operation on Tuesday, the bureau said Wednesday.
Inmate's Lawyer Argues Against The Death Penalty (ABC 2 Baltimore)
The lawyer for an inmate accused of killing a corrections officer says the inmate should not be considered the death penalty.
Judge gives defendants in animal abuse case time to hire lawyer (Burlington County Times)
A court hearing for two North Jersey men facing animal cruelty charges at a township horse farm was postponed yesterday to give the defendants time to obtain a lawyer.
W. Pa. man accidentally shot mother, attorney says (Centre Daily Times)
The attorney for a western Pennsylvania man jailed for fatally shooting his mother says it was an accident.
Attorney general sues telemarketer (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania attorney general's office said it has sued a Baltimore-based telemarketer over what authorities allege is the biggest single violation of the state's "Do Not Call" law since it took effect in 2002
Lawyer Obtains Injunction Against Raja Petra (Bernama)
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on Wednesday obtained an ex-parte injunction against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin to remove three articles posted on his "Malaysia Today" weblog.
Tallmadge attorney's license suspended (Akron Beacon Journal)
The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended the license of Tallmadge attorney Henry R. Freeman for one year, with six months of this time stayed, for commingling his personal and client funds.
Freeman sworn in as Orleans District Attorney (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
Robert Freeman was sworn in as District Attorney of Orleans Parish Wednesday morning. The former first assistant to Keva Landrum-Johnson will run the office until a new district attorney is elected this fall.
Taman lawyer points blame at prosecutor (winnipegsun.com)
The lawyer representing Crystal Taman's family at an inquiry into the investigation that followed her death presented emotional closing arguments this morning, placing blame on the prosecution.
Governor appoints Des Moines attorney to Court of Appeals (The Gazette)
DES MOINESRichard H. Doyle, 58, a Des Moines attorney, was appointed by Gov. Chet Culver today to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals when Judge Van Zimmer retires in September.Doyle has been in private practice since 1977, according to a news release. He served as assistant attorney general for the Iowa Department of Justice in the Criminal Appeals Division before going into private ...
Man accidentally shot mother, attorney says (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
ALTOONA - The attorney for a western Pennsylvania man jailed for fatally shooting his mother says it was an accident.
Guinea Bissau Navy Leader Framed Over Alleged Coup Try-Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AFP)--Guinea Bissau's navy chief, accused of leading a failed coup attempt in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau last week, is the victim of a conspiracy, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.
Oregon bar probes theft claims against lawyer (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
KING CITY, Ore. - Eric Rhodes has slammed into a wall of frustration in his fight with his former lawyer, who he says pocketed over $40,000 of his settlement money due him from a 2004 car crash that badly injured him and turned his life inside out.
Altoona Man Accidentally Shot Mother, Attorney Says (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
The attorney for an Altoona man jailed for fatally shooting his mother says it was an accident.
E. Idaho attorney sentenced to six days in jail (The Olympian)
An eastern Idaho attorney has been sentenced to six days in jail and a year of probation for pulling a woman's hair and making an inappropriate sexual comment to her in March.
Attorney: Terror defendant with NY target list tortured (AM New York)
The attorney for a Pakistani woman arrested on terror charges and accused of possessing a list of New York landmarks to attack said her client had been tortured soon after she was apprehended in Afghanistan on charges of trying to kill U.S. soldiers.
Inmate's lawyer argues against death penalty (The Capital)
At a hearing yesterday before Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Paul Hackner, Lee Stephens' lawyer said police improperly handled important evidence and the risk of executing an innocent person is too great.
Attorney: Diocese had history of ignoring priest sexual misconduct (The Burlington Free Press)
"This was part of a larger pattern of practice by this diocese," Attorney Jerome O'Neill said today during opening arguments in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.
Lawyer Sees Red Over Ronson's Bid for Green (E! Online)
Damn the damages. So, at least, says Samantha Ronson's former lawyer, who has lobbed the latest offensive in his ongoing suit against Lindsay Lohan's bosom buddy. He's...
3 women accuse attorney of sexual assault (WCNC Charlotte)
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- Three women have come forward alleging that a Taylorsville criminal defense attorney sexually assaulted them. One of those women is an undercover police officer who says Vaughn Edward Jennings grabbed her breasts.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from client's elderly grandmother (WBZ News Radio Boston)
A Springfield lawyer pleads guilty to stealing nearly $15,000 from an 87-year-old woman.
Lawyer charged with selling stolen art (UPI)
BOSTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A retired Massachusetts lawyer is on trial on federal charges of trying to sell paintings he allegedly knew had been stolen by a former client.
Attorney: Terror defendant with NY target list tortured (Newsday)
The attorney for a Pakistani woman arrested on terror charges and accused of possessing a list of New York landmarks to attack said her client had been tortured soon after she was apprehended in Afghanistan on charges of trying to kill U.S. soldiers.
Police deliberately botched fatal Winnipeg crash probe: Lawyer (Canada.com)
A lawyer acting for the family of a woman killed in a traffic collision with a police officer accuses Winnipeg police of deliberately conducting a faulty probe of the crash.
Veteran Justice Dept. attorney to handle Nacchio case (Denver Post)
A Department of Justice attorney who has argued 100 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court will handle the appellate review of former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio's illegal insider-trading case.
Man charged in Twinsburg officer slaying gets new lawyer (Akron Beacon Journal)
The man accused in the shooting death last month of Twinsburg police officer Joshua Miktarian has hired a new lawyer. Ashford L. Thompson, 23, will be represented by Cleveland attorney Harvey B. Bruner.
Mayor Kilpatrick's attorney asks about pardon from Granholm (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's General Counsel Sharon McPhail on Wednesday sent a letter to Gov. Jennifer Granholm's attorney Thursday suggesting that Granholm offer to pardon Kilpatrick on criminal charges in exchange for his testimony at the Sept. 3 removal hearing.
Lawyer pleads builty to stealing from client's elderly grandmother (7 News Boston)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- A Springfield lawyer pleads guilty to stealing nearly $15,000 from an 87-year-old woman.
Lawyer asks Ohio Supreme Court to remove judge from Shaker beating case (The Plain Dealer)
Peggy Turbett/The Plain DealerJudge David T. Matia Previous story • Judge David Matia's tough talk gets point across but rankles some • Joseph Wilson sentenced to 25 years in prison for Shaker Heights attack The lawyer for one of the...
Greenberg Traurig Attorney Candace Duff Earns Board Certification in Construction Law (Centre Daily Times)
Greenberg Traurig attorney Candace Duff has been board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar. Duff is a shareholder in the firm's Miami office and practices real estate and construction litigation.
Lawyer for Detroit mayor asks governor for stay (The Flint Journal)
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking Gov. Jennifer Granholm for a delay in proceedings that could force him from office.
Naples attorney interviews for top state judge spot (Naples Daily News)
He’s never served as a judge, but that doesn’t mean the scales of justice — or rather, the scales of becoming a justice — are tipped against J. Dudley Goodlette. Members of a Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed the Naples attorney in Tampa on Wednesday as part of its review of the 50 candidates for two Florida Supreme Court vacancies. Panel members weighed his strengths and weaknesses ...
Attorney general aims to loosen restrictions on FBI's domestic probes (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey confirmed plans Wednesday to loosen post-Watergate restrictions on the FBI's national security and criminal investigations, saying the changes were necessary to improve its ability to detect terrorists.
Lawyer says terror suspect was framed (WABC-TV New York)
A lawyer for the Pakistani woman accused the government of setting up her client.
Lawyer for Detroit mayor asks governor for stay (Times & Transcript)
A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm for a delay in proceedings that could force him from office.
Lawyer: Pakistani defendant held in NY was set up (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Pakistani woman charged with trying to kill U.S. military officers in a gunfight in Afghanistan accused the government on Wednesday of setting up her client by planting evidence on her.
Hiring process of Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen probed (Wisconsin State Journal)
State employment officials are looking into allegations Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen improperly hired his campaign field director for a state Justice Department job. The Association for Career Employees, an advocacy group for nonunion state workers, contends Tim Jennings' job as a temporary gang analyst wasn't advertised, he was the only applicant and Justice Department officials have no ...
Disbarred Vero Beach attorney Ira C. Hatch asking to leave jail cell (Vero Press Journal)
Disbarred attorney Ira C. Hatch Jr. wants permission to come and go from Indian River County Jail, according to documents filed by his lawyer at the Indian River County Courthouse.
Lawyer for Detroit mayor asks governor for stay (The Flint Journal)
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking Gov. Jennifer Granholm to delay proceedings that could force him from office. A Wednesday letter from Sharon McPhail says the mayor's testimony at a Sept. 3 hearing could violate his Fifth Amendment rights in criminal cases.