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Erap can't run for president again, says poll lawyer (Philstar.com)
Even if he still enjoys significant support from the public, former President Joseph Estrada cannot run for president, but may be voted vice president in the 2010 elections, an administration poll lawyer said.
Lawyer suspended for 6 mths for overcharging (Straits Times)
A LAWYER who overcharged his clients for expenses incurred in a property deal has been suspended from practice for six months. Low Yong Sen, a sole proprietor who has been practising for 15 years, billed a married couple $4,300 in expenses for the deal.
Uganda: Kenyan Lawyer Sued Over Fraud (AllAfrica.com)
A Kenyan lawyer, Mr Clive Mutiso, who allegedly conned Bank of Africa Uganda Ltd of $385,914.16 (over Shs641m), has been sued over fraud.
Dinwiddie hires new county attorney (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Dinwiddie County has hired John C. Blair II as the new county attorney. He replaces Michael H. Drewry, who resigned in February.
Case grows cold 2 years after lawyer's slaying in Dupont Circle (The Washington Examiner)
Silence now surrounds the unsolved homicide of Robert Wone, a rising lawyer stabbed to death two years ago.
Harris County District Attorney announces promotions (Cypress Sun)
District Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced the promotions today of Donna Goode to Chief of the Professional Development
SocGen trader's lawyer slams leaked report (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for Jerome Kerviel reacted harshly Monday to the leaking of a report that alleges the former futures trader took advantage of negligence by managers at Societe Generale to hide trades worth tens of billions of euros.
Attorney: Mary-Kate Olsen Doesn't Know Source of Heath Ledger's Drugs (US Weekly)
Mary-Kate Olsen "had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger's home or his body, and she does not know where he obtained them," her attorney, Michael C. Miller, tells Usmagazine.com. The New York Post reported Monday that Olsen, 22, is refusing to talk to federal investigators about Ledger's death until she is granted immunity from prosecution. Olsen's attorney tells ...
N.J. Attorney General Ticketed For Speeding (WCBS-TV New York)
New Jersey's top law enforcement officer will soon have a blemish on her driving record. Attorney General Anne Milgram was ticketed for speeding Friday.
Anti-tobacco lawyer Scruggs reports to Ky. prison (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Anti-tobacco lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has reported to a federal prison in eastern Kentucky. Prison spokesman Larry E. Whitman says Scruggs entered a federal prison in Ashland at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday. He is beginning a five-year sentence for conspiring to bribe a judge with $50,000. Scruggs was one of two people to plead guilty to the charge. Prosecutors say Scruggs wanted a ...
Anti-tobacco lawyer Scruggs reports to Ky. prison (USA Today)
Anti-tobacco lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has reported to a federal prison in eastern Kentucky.
N.J. attorney general ticketed for speeding (Philly.com)
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram got a speeding ticket Friday morning for driving 69 mph in a 50 mph zone.
NJ Attorney General ticketed for speeding (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON -- Attorney General Anne Milgram received a ticket on Friday morning for speeding on Route 1 in North Brunswick, according to a press release issued from her office today. The release stated Milgram was on personal time and was driving her own car, a 1994 Honda Accord. Police clocked her driving 69 mph in a 50 mph zone on Route 1 South before 10 a.m. on Friday, according to the ticket ...
Attorney asks Blount judge to recuse himself in Roth case (Knoxville News Sentinel)
MARYVILLE - The attorney for a man sentenced in connection with a Blount County bicyclist's death filed a motion today asking Judge Mike Meares to recuse himself in the case for having an "ex parte" conversation with the victim's widow.
SocGen trader's lawyer slams leaked report (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
PARIS -- A lawyer for Jerome Kerviel reacted harshly today to the leaking of a report that alleges the former futures trader took advantage of negligence by managers at Societe Generale to hide trades worth tens of billions of euros. ...
SocGen Knew of Kerviel Trades, Lawyer Says; Assistant Charged (Bloomberg.com)
Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Societe Generale SA managers were aware of Jerome Kerviel 's trading and a police report given anonymously to the press last week that says otherwise is incomplete, a lawyer for Kerviel said.
Attorney: Convicted Killer Mary Winkler Takes Custody of 3 Children (Eyewitness News Memphis)
An attorney for Mary Winkler says the convicted killer has taken custody of her three daughters from her slain husband's parents.
Lawyer: woman in pastor's death gets child custody (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Mary Winkler says the woman convicted in the shooting death of her pastor husband in Tennessee has taken custody of her three daughters.
U.S. attorney files complaint against Gene Stipe (The Oklahoman)
MUSKOGEE (AP) - U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling has filed a complaint against former state Sen. Gene Stipe accusing him of illegally running an insurance company. Sperling says Stipe was barred from the insurance industry because of felony convictions for federal campaign violations and perjury. Sperling says Stipe held an ownership interest in Corporate Financing Group which was the parent ...
US attorney files complaint against Gene Stipe (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - August 4, 2008 3:05 PM ET MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling has filed a complaint against former state Sen.
Updated 2:06 p.m.: Morgan Freeman's Serious Car Wreck, Friend and Attorney Speaks (Eyewitness News Memphis)
Morgan Freeman’s friend and attorney speaks about the accident and the woman Freeman was with.
Prominent Attorney Robert Montgomery, 78, Dies (WPBF Palm Beach)
Prominent attorney Bob Montgomery has died at the age of 78, according to friends of his family.
Top U.S. UBS Lawyer Aufhauser Resigns: Reports (Fox News)
Top U.S. UBS Lawyer Aufhauser Resigns: Reports
Lawyer Says Detainee Helped U.S. Forces (New York Times)
Secret evidence at the trial of Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden?s driver, showed that Mr. Hamdan offered ?critical details? to American forces, a defense lawyer said.
Bin Laden's driver helped U.S. forces, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
Secret evidence at the trial of Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver, showed that Hamdan had offered "critical details" to American forces for an unspecified operation, a defense lawyer said.
Jails eavesdrop on inmate-attorney calls (MSNBC)
But thousands of jails and prisons nationwide use automatic-recording systems to monitor inmate calls, raising questions about the privacy of attorney-client conversations.
Lawyer: Judge's actions reopen 9/11 wounds for families (AM New York)
A lawyer says four families of Sept. 11 victims were severely upset when their settlements with airlines were rejected as excessive.
Court Rules Against Attorney In Gay Rights Lawsuit Again (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court will not revisit a case in which an attorney was ordered to pay more than $87,000 for bringing a frivolous lawsuit against a gay rights group.
Anti-tobacco attorney dies at 78 (USA Today)
Attorney Robert Montgomery Jr., who represented the state of Florida in a landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies, has died.
Lawyer Suspended: He charged S$50 for each cab ride (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Philippines News)
SINGAPORE — As a lawyer, his services did not come cheap. In fact, Mr Low Yong Sen charged $50 for each cab ride he took.
Cerasoli rebuffs request by city attorney (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans Inspector General Robert Cerasoli on Monday rejected a request by the city attorney that he notify her office whenever he begins an investigation of a city agency.
Attorney in Fla. anti-tobacco lawsuit dies at 78 (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Palm Beach attorney Robert Montgomery Jr., who represented the state of Florida in a landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies, has died.
Attorney in Fla. anti-tobacco lawsuit dies at 78 (AP via Yahoo! News)
Palm Beach attorney Robert Montgomery Jr., who represented the state of Florida in a landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies, has died. He was 78.
Relentless lawyer backed up bravado, had softer side (The Palm Beach Post)
Robert Montgomery was incapable of being anything but a lawyer.
Former Weld district attorney appointed by governor to investigate DA John Newsome (Greeley Tribune)
In light of claims that 4th Judicial District Attorney John Newsome misused public tax dollars, Gov. Bill Ritter appointed former Weld District Attorney Al Dominguez to help investigate the allegations.
Former Weld County District Attorney appointed by governor to investigate DA John Newsome (Greeley Tribune)
In light of recent claims that 4th Judicial District Attorney John Newsome misused public money, Gov. Bill Ritter appointed former Weld District Attorney Al Dominguez to help investigate.
US attorney files complaint against Stipe (Muskogee Phoenix)
U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling has filed a complaint against former state Sen. Gene Stipe accusing him of illegally running an insurance company. Sperling says Stipe was barred from the insurance industry because of felony convictions for federal campaign violations and perjury.
Cerasoli rebuffs request by city attorney (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans Inspector General Robert Cerasoli on Monday rejected a request by the city attorney that he notify her office whenever he begins an investigation of a city agency.
Boyfriend acted in self-defense, his attorney says (The Indianapolis Star)
An Indianapolis man acted in self-defense against a knife-wielding girlfriend when he killed her before dismembering the body, his attorney told a jury Monday at the start of his trial.
Lawyer couple eyed in guardian scams (New York Daily News)
Prosecutors are investigating a politically connected Brooklyn lawyer and his wife for allegedly siphoning off "potentially millions" of dollars from unwitting clients, including crippled kids, sources said.
Lawyer Suspended: He charged S$50 for each cab ride (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE — As a lawyer, his services did not come cheap. In fact, Mr Low Yong Sen charged S$50 for each cab ride he took.
N.J. attorney general fined for speeding (Philly.com)
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram was given a speeding ticket last week for driving 69 m.p.h. in a 50-m.p.h. zone, her office announced yesterday.
NJ ATTORNEY GEN. IN SPEEDING BUST (New York Post)
New Jersey's top law-enforcement officer will soon have a blemish on her driving record. Attorney General Anne Milgram was ticketed for speeding Friday. Milgram was driving her 1994 Honda Accord on Route 1 South when she was clocked at 69 mph in...
Lawyer: Kilpatrick declines to talk to state police in run-in probe (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said today the mayor has declined to talk directly to Michigan State Police, who are investigating his alleged shove of a sheriff's detective last month.
Islamist Leader Takes Norway To European Rights Court -Lawyer (Nasdaq)
OSLO (AFP)--Mullah Krekar, founder of radical Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, has filed charges with Europe's human rights court against Norway, where he lives, for "inhuman treatment," his lawyer said Tuesday.
Ex-coach's attorney blames Fayette school district for lack of oversight (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The lack of oversight of booster clubs by the Fayette County School District leaves all coaches and band directors susceptible to situations such as the one that resulted in criminal charges against former Paul Laurence Dunbar baseball coach Mickey Marshall, Marshall's attorney, Jim Morris, said Monday. Booster clubs, made up of parents and coaches, are private organizations that support ...
Political parties differ sharply on lawyer controversy (Burlington County Times)
Democratic and Republican politicians in Burlington County have offered starkly contrasting reactions to a controversy about a lawyer's work for the county Board of Social Services.
Technology Attorney Adam Kaplan Joins PCT Law Group (Centre Daily Times)
PCT Law Group, PLLC announced today that technology attorney Adam S. Kaplan has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Kaplan will be based in PCT Law Group's Washington, D.C. office.
Attorney: Immunity for Caylee's mom discussed (Florida Today)
ORLANDO -- The attorney for the mother of a missing Orlando girl said on Monday that discussions about limited immunity for his client have taken place between him and the State Attorney's Office, FLORIDA TODAY news partner WKMG Local 6 News reports.
Lawyer: Olsen gave investigators info (UPI)
NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Mary-Kate Olsen's lawyer says the U.S. actress has given information to investigators looking into Heath Ledger's death.