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Lawyer: Witnesses Could Prove Baldwin's Alibi (KTHV Little Rock)
A former lawyer for a man convicted of killing three West Memphis boys 15 years ago testified Wednesday that he knew of people who could have provided proof of his client's innocence but he did not call them as witnesses.
O.J. trial judge blocks Goldman lawyer testimony (The Charlotte Observer)
The judge in O.J. Simpson's armed robbery trial on Wednesday rejected prosecutors' attempts to present the jury with evidence related to his acquittal in the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend. Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass decided not to let David Cook, a California lawyer for the Ronald Goldman estate, testify about answers Simpson gave in February 2007 in response to a ...
Attorney General files lawsuits against two contractors (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Lawsuits have been filed against two Pittsburgh-area home improvement businesses and their owners by state Attorney General Tom Corbett for charging customers for work that was not performed.
Lawyer: Witnesses Could Prove Baldwin's Alibi in West Memphis Three Killing Case (Eyewitness News Memphis)
A former lawyer for a man convicted of killing three West Memphis boys 15 years ago testified today that he knew of people who could have provided proof of his...
Accused hostage-taker 'a good kid': Lawyer (Ottawa Citizen)
A Regina teen charged with using a pellet pistol to hold hundreds of students hostage at a local private school was described as "a good kid" by a lawyer who spoke on behalf of the youth’s parents on Wednesday.
Local attorney pleads guilty to drug charges (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A local attorney admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he used clients to obtain prescription drugs. Kenneth Lawson pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Missing Duncan attorney found dead (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - September 24, 2008 3:05 PM ET LAKE TEXOMA, Okla. (AP) - A missing Duncan attorney who disappeared after being charged with embezzlement has been found dead.
Geist residents get attorney, want hearing date delayed (The Indianapolis Star)
Geist residents taking Fishers to court over its attempt to annex about 2,200 homes in the Geist Reservoir area have found a new attorney -- as long as the Oct. 1 hearing date is postponed.
Carmi, Ill., city attorney arrested on drunken driving charges twice in one day (Evansville Courier & Press)
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. — The attorney who represents the city of Carmi, Ill., was arrested twice on drunken-driving charges Friday in Mount Carmel.
Livent founders spent millions of their own funds on startup, lawyer says (The Globe and Mail)
TORONTO — The co-founders of Livent Inc. spent $9.8-million of their own funds between 1990 and 1993 to cover loan costs and other expenses related to starting up the live theatre company, defence lawyer Brian Greenspan told a Toronto court Wednesday.
Missing Attorney From Duncan Found Dead (KOCO 5 Oklahoma City)
The body of a missing Duncan attorney has been found at Lake Texoma, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents say.
Valencia attorney sues Disneyland in 2-year-old's dog mauling (Los Angeles Daily News)
Disneyland brought in a "not very social" dog from a local shelter to use in its petting zoo two years ago, and the dog mauled a 2-year-old girl, leaving her permanently scarred, according to a lawsuit filed by a Valencia attorney.
More Powere Of Attorney Protection Welcomed (Scoop.co.nz)
More protection for people with an Enduring Power of Attorney is very welcome, says Public Trust. Tomorrow (26 September), the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Amendment Act 2007 comes into force which brings changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Carmi city attorney faces DUI charges (Evansville Courier & Press)
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. — The city attorney for Carmi, Ill., was arrested twice on suspicion of drunken driving last week in Mount Carmel.
Lawyer opposes trial media ban in Haleigh Poutre case (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - The defense lawyer for 14-year-old Haleigh Poutre's stepfather wants all court appearances by the girl in the child-abuse criminal case open to the media.
Gerald Margolis dies at 65; L.A. lawyer counseled Rolling Stones, Robin Williams (Los Angeles Times)
As a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, he helped build the firm's music practice. Gerald A. Margolis, an entertainment lawyer who counseled such high-profile clients as R. Kelly and Robin Williams that controversy inevitably follows fame, has died. He was 65.
Jefferson pair still seeking attorney (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Mose and Betty Jefferson told U.S. Magistrate Judge Alma Chasez on Wednesday that they still lack legal representation for their upcoming fraud trial, a little more than a week after their original attorney, Ike Spears, was removed from the case....
Judge to consider removing Wisconsin attorney general from lawsuit (Pioneer Press)
MADISON — A judge is set to decide whether to disqualify Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen from a lawsuit demanding state election officials confirm thousands of voters' identities before Election Day.
Court troubled over certificate signed by Attorney General (The New Sabah Times)
KUALA LUMPUR : The Sessions Court was troubled that the certificate to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court was signed by Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail despite the Prime Minister’s statement assuring that the attorney-general would not be involved in the case.
District Attorney candidates debate (49 ABC News Topeka)
The two men who want to be Shawnee County's next District Attorney faced off in a debate sponsored by the Friends of Police political action committee. 49 News Anchor Ben Bauman explains why the stakes were higher than usual.
Lawyer imprisoned 25 years after contempt (New Kerala)
Chandigarh, Sep 24 : A lawyer in Chandigarh Wednesday was sentenced to one month's imprisonment by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for a contempt he committed 25 years ago.
Attorney general wants suit against IDOT move tossed (The State Journal-Register)
A lawsuit to stop the move of 150 state transportation jobs from Springfield to southern Illinois should not be allowed to proceed, Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office said Wednesday.
Pawlenty considers his lawyer for judgeship (Winona Daily News)
ST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty is considering his in-house lawyer for a judicial post.
Ex-selectman, attorney settle their lawsuit (Boston Globe)
A suit involving a former Pembroke selectman and a Hanover attorney who hid money after a youth died in a car crash following a party at her house has been settled.
Cat creep's a lost claws, says his lawyer (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for accused kitty killer Joseph Petcka thinks his client doesn't have a hairball's chance in hell. "It doesn't look good for my guy," Charles Hochman said Wednesday.
Gerald Margolis dies at 65; L.A. lawyer counseled Rolling Stones, Robin Williams (Los Angeles Times)
As a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, he helped build the firm's music practice. Gerald A. Margolis, an entertainment lawyer who counseled such high-profile clients as R. Kelly and Robin Williams that controversy inevitably follows fame, has died. He was 65.
Lawyer wants Jefferson murder trial moved (Daily Record)
The lawyer for a 19-year-old accused of robbing and murdering Jefferson mother Elizabeth O'Brien in January wants the case prosecuted in Union County, where it originally was moved because the victim's brother-in-law is a high-ranking employee of the Morris County court system.
Wooten's workers' comp lawyer saw no intervention (Anchorage Daily News)
A lawyer who represented embattled state Trooper Mike Wooten in his claim for workers' compensation benefits said he saw no evidence Gov. Sarah Palin's office interfered in the case.
Attorney general can file election lawsuit, judge rules (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON A judge says Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen can legally bring a lawsuit demanding state election officials confirm thousands of voters identities before Election Day.
Washoe judge says district attorney raises old case to help his opponent (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A hostile race between a judge and a county prosecutor has grown more bitter after Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick sent a mass e-mail saying the judge was making false claims and had used cocaine.
Rwanda: Ex-Rwandan Lawyer Gets Life Jail for His Role in 1994 Genocide (AllAfrica.com)
A United Nations Court Wednesday sentenced to a life imprisonment a former Rwandan lawyer, Simeon Nshamihigo, 49, for his role in the 1994 genocide.
Attorney asks for continuance in Harris case (WOI-TV Des Moines)
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for a Sioux City man accused in the alleged ritual slaying of his stepdaughters has asked that the case be continued.
Attorney asks for continuance in Harris case (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - September 25, 2008 5:34 AM ET SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for a Sioux City man accused in the alleged ritual slaying of his stepdaughters has asked that the case be...
Gitmo detainee lawyer in UK appeals for documents (Miami Herald)
A lawyer for a Guantánamo Bay detainee appealed to Britain's High Court on Friday for the release of secret government documents that he says could raise questions about whether evidence in his client's upcoming trial was obtained by torture.
Misdemeanor charge against Kingston teen dropped by N.C. district attorney (The Patriot Ledger)
The Kingston teenager who was driving the SUV that crashed in North Carolina on Feb. 25, killing another Kingston teen and injuring her father, has been cleared by a North Carolina district attorney. A dismissal notice signed by the district attorney says evidence shows that a swerving tractor-trailer caused the SUV driver, Devin Rebello, to lose control of her vehicle, which overturned several ...
Lawyer says T.I. is happy with Ga. judge's order (Macon Telegraph)
A lawyer for T.I. said the rapper is happy with a judge's decision in a child support case brought by the mother of two of his children.
Allen & Overy chief Morley is first lawyer on Boris' City business group (The Lawyer)
Allen & Overy managing partner David Morley (pictured) has become the first lawyer to be appointed to London Mayor Boris Johnson's International Business Advisory Council for London (IBAC London).
Surfside puts attorney Lynn Dannheisser on payroll, saving $250,000 (Miami Herald)
Citing a need to reduce legal fees for the upcoming fiscal year, Surfside will hire Lynn Dannheisser as its in-house attorney. Dannheisser currently bills $209 per hour.
Witnesses could prove alibi in case of boys’ slaying, says lawyer (Texarkana Gazette)
JONESBORO, Ark.—A former lawyer for a man convicted of killing three West Memphis boys 15 years ago testified Wednesday that he knew of people who could have provided proof of his client’s innocence but he did not call them as witnesses.
Democratic state's attorney hopeful defends donations by subordinates (Chicago Tribune)
Meanwhile, GOP candidate refuses to stop using photo of U.S. attorney in campaign literature The Democratic candidate for Cook County state's attorney defended her practice of accepting campaign cash from employees within the office, saying Wednesday that it should not reflect on her ability to make tough calls if elected.
N.S. court gives Donald Marshall's lawyer time to review (CNews)
The case against Donald Marshall Jr., including a charge of assaulting his wife, has been adjourned again to give his lawyer time to review the Crown's case.
Lawyer accuses Pentagon in Gitmo evidence case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Pentagon officials are trying to discredit a military prosecutor who alleges evidence was suppressed in an upcoming war-crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay, a defense lawyer said in court on Thursday.
Memorial for entertainment attorney, Margolis, to be held (Los Angeles Daily News)
The late entertainment attorney Gerald Margolis, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and other celebrities, will be remembered at an Oct. 6 memorial at the Darryl F. Zanuck Theater at Fox Studios.
Long-Term Care Lawyer Says Conseco Insurance Puts Seniors at Financial Risk (Senior Journal)
Sept. 25, 2008 - Conseco, an Indiana based insurance company, without notice to policyholders has decided to move 144,000 Long-Term Care policies into a Trust that could financial ruin senior citizens, according to Frank N. Darras, who claims to be the nation's leading disability and Long-Term Care insurance lawyer.
Va. Attorney General to cut his budget, salary and vehicle (The Virginian-Pilot)
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced today that he will cut his budget by 9.1 percent, reducing his own salary and returning his state-leased vehicle. The move is being made in response to the state’s budget woes, according to a statement from McDonnell’s office.
Wooten's claims case was routine, lawyer says (Anchorage Daily News)
A lawyer who represented embattled state Trooper Mike Wooten in his claim for workers' compensation benefits said he saw no evidence Gov. Sarah Palin's office interfered in the case.
Attorney: Connolly helped with gangster Flemmi's defense (Boston Globe)
By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff MIAMI -- A former defense attorney testified today in the murder trial of John J. Connolly Jr. that the former FBI agent had provided helpful information after Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi was charged with racketeering...
Defense Attorney: "Ted Stevens Had No Intent To Violate The Law." (CBS News)
Brendan Sullivan, lead defense attorney for Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), told a packed courtroom today that his client is not guilty of any of the corruption charges alleged by federal prosecutors.
Lawyer: Poor parking caused death of ex-state Sen. Joe Suliga (The Star-Ledger)
Nicholas Sorrentino thought he was "king of the road" when he parked haphazardly outside a Linden go-go bar before the 2005 car wreck that killed former state Sen. Joseph Suliga, a lawyer for his widow said during the opening of...
Appellate judges grill Nacchio's lawyer (Denver Post)
The nine judges of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals peppered lawyers with questions during a full-court review of former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio's conviction, but they saved their sharpest queries for his lawyer.