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Thaksin thanks his lawyer (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra called from London to thank his lawyer Kamnuan Chalopatham for....
Ont. attorney general taking second look at child legislation after girl's death (CNews)
TORONTO - A review of legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable children like Katelynn Sampson is underway in the wake of the seven-year-old girl's "tragic" death, Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley said Thursday.
Community News - Ohio court suspends license of attorney (Akron Beacon Journal)
AKRON Ohio court suspends license of attorney AKRON: In a split decision, the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the license of Akron attorney Jeffrey Catanzarite for one year, with the final six months stayed.
Ex-Apple attorney settles with SEC for $2.2M (MSNBC)
The former top attorney at Apple agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal improper backdating of stock options.
Ex-Apple lawyer in options deal (BBC News)
The former top lawyer at Apple agrees to pay $2.2m to settle charges over stock options.
7 judges, Miami lawyer nominated for Florida high court (Miami Herald)
Gov. Charlie Crist got the first list of candidates for the Florida Supreme Court, receiving the names of seven sitting judges and one Miami lawyer Thursday to fill two vacancies.
LAWYER SHAFIE SLAMS DOWN DOCUMENTS TOWARD RAJA PETRA (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah today surprised many people at the Magistrate's Court here when he slammed down a set of documents containing a court order and a writ of summons toward blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin when the latter refused to accept them.
Former Apple lawyer settles backdating charges (San Francisco Chronicle)
Apple's former top lawyer has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal charges that she backdated stock options. Nancy Heinen, who was general counsel at the Cupertino company, neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing in the settlement with the U.S....
Lawyer for Danieal Kelly estate hires lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
After four days of public vilification in which his professional ethics have been challenged, a lawyer for Danieal Kelly's estate has hired his own attorney to try to "set the record straight."
Veteran lawyer acquitted of jail drug charges (Toronto Star)
Toronto defence lawyer Edmund Schofield hurried into the Don Jail, intent on seeing an inmate before closing time.
Lawyer takes on Nancy Grace in family's suicide lawsuit (Chicago Sun-Times)
The Chicago lawyer who has taken on CNN's Nancy Grace says there's a broader message in one family's lawsuit against the cable news show host.
Beck's attorney removed from case, waits for plea (Zanesville Times Recorder)
COLUMBUS - The defense attorney for former Zanesville Police officer Sean Beck was granted a motion to remove himself from the case Thursday.
Defense attorney search warrant motion hearing moved (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Collin County district judge has rescheduled a hearing in a capital murder trial to give attorneys more time to file briefings on a search warrant of a defense attorney’s office.
NJ attorney general probes state trooper shooting (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - Members of the Attorney General's Shooting Response Team are investigating a shooting that involved a state trooper in Upper Freehold Township.
Family Of Lakiesha White Meet With District Attorney (News Channel 5 Nashville)
A new development Friday morning, the family of an 11-year-old girl hit and killed by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective met with the district attorney to voice their concerns over the investigation.
Attorney: Gotti Taking 'Circuitous Route' To Tampa (The Tampa Tribune)
John "Junior" Gotti has left a New York prison and should arrive in Tampa around Tuesday, said his attorney, Charles Carnesi. Gotti is traveling via U.S. Marshals Service's "Con Air" system, Carnesi said.
NJ attorney general probes state trooper shooting (Asbury Park Press)
Members of the Attorney General's Shooting Response Team are investigating a shooting that involved a state trooper in Upper Freehold Township. Officials say Trooper Thomas Murtha opened fire after he was struck by a vehicle in Assunpink Wildlife Management Area on Wednesday night. The trooper said he had observed what appeared to be a crack pipe and an open liquor bottle in the vehicle with ...
Disgraced sprinter Johnson sues lawyer (UPI)
TORONTO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson who was stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold medal for doping is suing his former Toronto lawyer's estate for $37 million.
New York to sue Merrill on ARS: attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York state will soon take legal action against Merrill Lynch & Co over auction-rate securities as part of its industrywide investigation into banks that mishandled the risky debt, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.
Canadian sprinter Johnson sues ex-lawyer: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson has filed a C$37 million ($34.9 million) lawsuit in Canada against the estate of his former lawyer for allegedly stealing his wealth and failing to protect future earnings, the Toronto Star newspaper reported on Friday.
New York Attorney General Cuomo to Sue Merrill Lynch (Fox News)
In the latest development in New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s investigation into the auction-rate securities market, Cuomo also announced he would be suing Merrill Lynch.
Libya frees mother of servant who alleged Kadhafi abuse: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Libya has released the mother of the Morrocan servant who has accused Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's youngest son of abuse, the servant's lawyer told AFP on Friday.
Mayor's attorney to Granholm: Stop the removal (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney made another appeal Friday to Gov. Jennifer Granholm to delay the start of the Sept. 3 removal hearings until after his criminal case.
Former Bay Area Lawyer, Lawmaker Gets Nod To Run DCF (The Tampa Tribune)
Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed George Sheldon, a former Tampa Bay area lawyer and legislator who once ran against Crist for education commissioner, as acting head of the Department of Children & Families.
Lawyer for Danieal Kelly estate hires lawyer (Philly.com)
After four days of public vilification in which his professional ethics have been challenged, a lawyer for Danieal Kelly's estate has hired his own attorney to try to "set the record straight."
Lawyer for Rhode Island says ex-lead paint companies shouldn't be able to recover court costs (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A lawyer for Rhode Island says three former lead paint companies should not be able to recoup costs from a nine-year legal fight with the state that ended last month in their favor.
Lawyer posts addresses of priests in abuse lawsuits (Daily Herald)
A lawyer has posted addresses and phone numbers online of several priests named in sexual abuse lawsuits that the Archdiocese of Chicago settled for $12.7 million.
Lawyer wants more responsible media (UPI)
CHICAGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Chicago lawyer is calling on the media to let law-enforcement do their jobs before interviewing witnesses during ongoing investigations.
Warrant: Attorney With Local Office Groped Undercover Officer (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
An attorney who operates an office in Winston-Salem has been charged with sexual battery after four victims and an undercover police officer claimed he assaulted them, according to authorities in Alexander County.
Ex-Apple top attorney settles with SEC for $2.2M (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- The former top attorney at Apple Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal improper backdating of stock options for senior executives including Steve Jobs.
Attorney says Nifong won't pay lacrosse players (WRAL.com Raleigh)
Three former Duke University lacrosse players can proceed with their civil rights lawsuit against former District Attorney Mike Nifong, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday.
NY Attorney Gen. To Pursue Schwab, Fidelity Next: Report (Fox News)
NY Attorney Gen. To Pursue Schwab, Fidelity Next: Report
State Attorney Race (CBS 47 Jacksonville)
The State Attorney race is heating up. Jay Plotkin and Angela Corey both say they can bring something unique to the table.
Glitter to be deported from Vietnam next week: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Onetime British pop star Gary Glitter will be deported to Britain next week upon his release from a Vietnamese prison after serving a three-year term for child molestation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Judge Maintains Lawyer's Sanctions Over Cursing Client (Law.com)
A federal judge has refused to reconsider sanctions he imposed on a lawyer for not reining in a foul-mouthed client during a deposition, declaring that, though the lawyer wasn't informed of the precise rule he would be sanctioned under, he was able to mount a "meaningful defense." In a Feb. 29 decision, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno had imposed sanctions of more than $29,000 on attorney Joseph R. ...
City of Topeka Names New City Attorney (WIBW Topeka)
Former U.S. Attorney for Kansas, Jackie Williams, has been chosen to lead Topeka's legal department as city attorney.
Senior adviser to Attorney General Mike Cox dies (Detroit Free Press)
Tom Furtaw, the son of a Grosse Pointe Park police officer who rose to become one of the most influential lawyers in Lansing as a senior adviser to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, died suddenly Friday night.
Lawyer creates drama before defamation case hearing (The Borneo Post)
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah yesterday surprised many people at the magistrates’ court here when he slammed down a set of documents containing a court order and a writ of summons toward blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin when the latter refused to accept them.
Lawyer: Soldier was set up (The Fayetteville Observer)
A Green Beret accused of killing an unarmed Afghan man and chopping off his ear was set up by his team and should not be tried for murder, his lawyer argued Friday.
Former Bay Area Lawyer Named DCF Chief (The Tampa Tribune)
Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed George Sheldon, a former Tampa Bay area lawyer and legislator who once ran against Crist for education commissioner, as acting head of the Department of Children & Families.
Framingham lawyer suspended from practicing after withholding client's award (The MetroWest Daily News)
A Framingham lawyer has been banned from practicing law for two and a half years because he mishandled a client's money after winning a personal injury lawsuit.
U.S. attorney counters racial bias allegations in Dallas City Hall case (Dallas Morning News)
The U.S. attorney's office has offered its most robust defense yet against criticisms that the Dallas City Council corruption scandal unfairly singled out black politicians, ignored wrongdoing by white public officials and derailed former council member Don Hill's chances at becoming mayor.
Tense campaign for State Attorney heats up when candidates meet in Mandarin (The Florida Times-Union)
The two people running for State Attorney answered most of the questions at the Mandarin Community Club candidates' forum Aug. 7, even if they were more directed at the City Council and School Board candidates.
Allamakee County attorney to resign Oct. 1 (La Crosse Tribune)
WAUKON, Iowa — The Allamakee County attorney resigned from his position effective Oct. 1, and the county board will discuss changing the position from part time to full time.
Crock nups voids kidnap, lawyer says (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for con man Clark Rockefeller plans to argue that since Rockefeller was never legally married to ex-wife Sandra Boss, their divorce agreement was a sham and the child-custody order in the case is invalid.
Killing of attorney is 'huge loss' (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Pedro Aragonez, an attorney on the front lines in the war against organized crime in Mexico, was gunned down Monday in Chihuahua. He had been working closely with officials from the New Mexico Attorney General's Office on cross-border issues.
Fund reimburses clients for attorney's dishonesty (Billings Gazette)
A fund managed by the State Bar of Montana has paid $143,884 to Beth Spizziri of Shawmut to reimburse her for money stolen from her trust fund by her former attorney.
Attorney general warns of mineral rights scam (The Shreveport Times)
With property in northwest Louisiana in high demand for drilling leases in the Haynesville Shale, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell cautions landowners to beware of a scheme designed to steal their mineral rights.
Rutherford County deputy caught on tape after fatality, district attorney says (The Tennessean)
Rutherford County District Attorney Bill Whitesell said Friday that a convenience store tape appears to show a sheriff's detective buying liquids about a half-hour after his cruiser struck and killed an 11-year-old girl.
Fund reimburses clients for attorney's dishonesty (Billings Gazette)
A fund managed by the State Bar of Montana has paid $143,884 to Beth Spizziri of Shawmut to reimburse her for money stolen from her trust fund by her former attorney.