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City ordered to pay attorney fees for injured officer (The Citizens' Voice)
Wilkes-Barre City must pay more than $20,000 for an injured officer’s attorney fees after Commonwealth Court affirmed the city improperly denied him workers’ compensation benefits, the city police union claims.
Ex-judge Mike O'Connell appointed county attorney (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Former Jefferson Circuit Judge Mike O'Connell was appointed Jefferson County attorney yesterday by Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson.
SJC decision favors lawyer (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Disbarred lawyer James N. Ellis Jr. has been doing legal work this year, but he was only representing himself, a state Supreme Judicial Court justice recently ruled.
Nifong lawyer: No lawsuit money to be won (The Fayetteville Observer)
DURHAM — The three former Duke lacrosse players suing Mike Nifong for civil right violations will never win any money from the disgraced prosecutor, his lawyer argued in court papers filed Friday.
Nifong lawyer: No money for lacrosse players (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for Mike Nifong said in court documents Friday that three exonerated lacrosse players cannot expect any money from the fallen prosecutor. Nifong's lawyer, Jim Craven, filed a 19-page document in federal court in response to a suit filed by the former Duke players, who are seeking damages for malicious prosecution and conspiracy. “These creditors, certainly their counsel, have to know ...
Disgraced sprinter Johnson to sue his former lawyer (CTV.ca)
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson plans to sue his former lawyer's estate for $37 million, alleging that Edward Futerman took advantage of his "diminished mental capacities."
Attorney gets 10 years in tax case (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Attorney Dennis B. Evanson of Sandy was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for helping clients illegally evade more than $20 million in taxes.     U.
Judge Pope Rejects Defense Attorney’s Motions In Fire Case (Ashley County Ledger)
Circuit Judge Sam Pope, in a written opinion filed Thursday, July 31, denied two motions filed in June by Robert Bridewell, the attorney representing Joel David "Luke" Holland.
Report: Lawyer in Edwards Scandal Bankrolled Texas Dems (Fox News)
Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards' former mistress move across the country has donated $3.5 million since 2005 to help fuel a Democratic resurgence in Texas, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Howland Attorney Gives Up Law License (WFMJ Youngstown)
A Howland attorney will be giving up his law license -- after pleading guilty to a series of embezzlement-related charges. By accepting a plea deal, 61 year old James Gray is avoiding a trial that was set to begin Monday.
Lawyer in Edwards saga bankrolls Texas Democrats (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN (AP) - The Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards' former mistress move across the country has donated $3.5 million since 2005 to help fuel a Democratic resurgence in Texas.
Lawyer in Edwards saga bankrolls Texas Democrats (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - August 16, 2008 1:35 PM ET AUSTIN (AP) - The Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards' former mistress move across the country has donated $3.5 million since 2005 to help fuel a...
SJC decision favors lawyer (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Disbarred lawyer James N. Ellis Jr. has been doing legal work this year, but he was only representing himself, a state Supreme Judicial Court justice recently ruled.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon oversteps, lawyer says (Everett Herald)
EVERETT -- Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is claiming powers that he does not have, and if the County Council doesn't rein him in, there could be legal fallout, the county's top lawyer says.
Nifong lawyer: No money for lacrosse players (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for Mike Nifong said in court documents Friday that three exonerated lacrosse players cannot expect any money from the fallen prosecutor. Nifong's lawyer, Jim Craven, filed a 19-page document in federal court in response to a suit filed by the former Duke players, who are seeking damages for malicious prosecution and conspiracy. “These creditors, certainly their counsel, have to know ...
Sandy attorney gets 10 years in prison in tax case (2News Salt Lake City)
A Sandy attorney has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in helping clients illegally avoid paying more than $20 million in taxes.
Lawyer working OT on burglary case (Sierra Sun)
When an indigent person commits a crime they are appointed a free attorney to represent them. I am perfectly fine with the free counsel; however, I chafe when the defendant's lawyer comes up with garbage defenses that waste taxpayers' money.
Lawyer In Edwards Saga Bankrolls Texas Democrats (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
The Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards' former mistress move across the country has donated $3.5 million since 2005 to help fuel a Democratic resurgence in Texas.
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.
State Attorney: Officer Justified In St. Pete Shooting (The Suncoast News Pinellas)
A St. Petersburg police officer was justified when he fatally shot a teenager twice in the back June 7, the state attorney's office said Tuesday.
Attorney Expects Client's Exoneration If Cory Lake Isles Case Goes To Court (Northeast Tampa News & Tribune)
Gene Thomason's attorney says the developer will be completely exonerated if his fraud case goes to court.
SJC decision favors lawyer (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Disbarred lawyer James N. Ellis Jr. has been doing legal work this year, but he was only representing himself, a state Supreme Judicial Court justice recently ruled.
Lawyer dies after collapse on stage (22 WSBT South Bend)
DETROIT (AP) — An influential lawyer who was the son of a Grosse Pointe Park police officer and rose to become a senior adviser to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has died.
Sandy Attorney Gets 10 Years in Prison in Tax Case (FOX 13 Utah)
A Sandy attorney has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in helping clients illegally avoid paying more than $20 million in taxes. U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell on Friday also ordered Dennis B. Evanson to pay $2.7 million in fines and forfeit a Hummer and a Toyota Tundra.
AL Attorney General To Go Before Prison Board (WTOK-TV Meridian)
Attorney General Troy King says he will appear before the state Board of Prisons and Parole on Monday to oppose the early release of a man who murdered his wife in 1979.
Lawyer dies after collapsing onstage at Rockin' the Riverfront concert (Detroit News)
An influential lawyer who was the son of a Grosse Pointe Park police officer and rose to become a senior adviser to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox died after collapsing during the Rockin' the Riverfront concert in Detroit.
Attorney Fined In Court Conduct (Times Record)
A Fort Smith attorney was ordered Friday to pay $980 in reimbursement after engaging in conduct that led to a mistrial in Sebastian County Circuit Court.
Carrollton: State attorney general sues nursing home (The Carrollton Leader)
A Carrollton nursing home has been charged with failing to maintain minimum health and safety standards required by Texas law, according to a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
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.
Thai attorney office prepares to extradite former PM (Vietnam Net)
Thai attorney office is studying relative laws for preparing the extradition of deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Potjaman in an attempt to get them back to fight their charges in Thailand, an legal expert from the Office of Attorney-General said here on Sunday.
Democratic candidates for county attorney make their case (The Arizona Republic)
Each week leading up to the Sept. 2 primary election, The Republic will pose a question to the two Democratic candidates, Tim Nelson and Gerald Richard, who are vying to face Republican incumbent Andrew Thomas in the Maricopa County attorney's race.
SJC decision favors lawyer (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Disbarred lawyer James N. Ellis Jr. has been doing legal work this year, but he was only representing himself, a state Supreme Judicial Court justice recently ruled.
Uganda: Kampala Lawyer to Defend State in Bride Price Case (AllAfrica.com)
A city lawyer, Mr Kenneth Kakuru has joined the government to defend a case filed against it for scrapping bride price, arguing the practice should be maintained in recognition of valid customary marriage.
State Attorney's Office, 7th Circuit (Orlando Sentinel)
State Attorney John Tanner and challenger R.J. Larizza are waging a heated election battle that centers on the controversy over a secret grand jury report and Tanner's investigation of the Flagler County jail.
Thai attorney office prepares to extradite former PM (People's Daily)
Thai attorney office is studying relative laws for preparing the extradition of deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Potjaman in an attempt to get them back to fight their charges in Thailand, an legal expert from the Office of Attorney-General said here on Sunday. Sirisak Tiyapan, Executive Director of the Office of Attorney-General's International Affairs, was quoted by the ...
City ordered to pay attorney fees for injured officer (The Citizens' Voice)
Wilkes-Barre City must pay more than $20,000 for an injured officer’s attorney fees after Commonwealth Court affirmed the city improperly denied him workers’ compensation benefits, the city police union claims.
Appleton attorney thrust into Niagara shooting spree case (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
When Appleton attorney Len Kachinsky heard the initial media reports about the fatal shootings of three teenagers along the Wisconsin-Michigan border, he was taken aback.
McKee case turned over to U.S. Attorney (The Herald-Mail)
HAGERSTOWN - Six months after investigators searched the Halfway home of then-Maryland Del. Robert A. McKee following a telephoned tip alleging they might find child pornography, the case is in the hands of prosecutors, Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore said. No charges had been filed in the case, which was turned over to the U.S. Attorney's office and the Washington County State's ...
Lawyer dies after collapse on stage (Crain's Detroit Business)
An influential lawyer who was the son of a Grosse Pointe Park police officer and rose to become a senior adviser to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has died.
New Albany attorney’s career in jeopardy after felony plea (The Evening News and the Tribune)
A New Albany-based attorney will spend no more than four months in prison for the sexual battery of a 16-year-old girl, but his career remains uncertain after pleading to a felony.
Judge Pope Rejects Defense Attorney’s Motions In Fire Case (Ashley County Ledger)
Circuit Judge Sam Pope, in a written opinion filed Thursday, July 31, denied two motions filed in June by Robert Bridewell, the attorney representing Joel David "Luke" Holland.
Lawyer Shafee lodges report against RPK (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has lodged a police report against Raja Petra Kamarudin for criminal defamation and sedition.
Detained Suu Kyi meets lawyer as release speculation grows (EARTHtimes.org)
Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been permitted a rare meeting with her lawyer, the second this month, giving rise to speculation about her possible release, opposition party sources said on Sunday. Suu Kyi, who has been under ...
DOJ recommends raps vs ex-NBI lawyer (Sun Star)
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday recommended the filing of charges of inciting to sedition against former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) lawyer Samuel Ong at the Makati Municipal Trial Court (MTC).
Lawyer: 'Real motive for Cha-Cha must be checked' (Sun Star)
LAWYER Leopoldo Causing, a college professor of West Visayas State University, questioned the motive of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's administration in supporting the move to transform the Philippine government into a federal system through the Charter Change (Cha-Cha).
Lawyer: Mayor is picking on club owner (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
An Albuquerque lawyer is questioning Mayor Martin Chavez' commitment to teen safety and says his effort to shut down his client's downtown Albuquerque club is "political grandstanding."
Lawyer dies after collapse on stage (The Flint Journal)
DETROIT (AP) — An influential lawyer who was the son of a Grosse Pointe Park police officer and rose to become a senior adviser to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has died.
Spring Creek attorney quits (Elko Daily Free Press)
ELKO - Longtime Spring Creek Association attorney Jim Copenhaver is resigning from the position after more than eight years as its counsel.
Thai-UK relations will help, says ex-attorney-general (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
A former attorney-general and 1997-charter drafter, Kanit Nanakorn, is confident the judicial system will be....
Attorney General activates price gouging hotline (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the activation of the Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline and urged Floridians to be alert for anyone who may try to take advantage of people attempting to prepare for or impacted by the coming storm.