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Incisive Media's Texas Lawyer Announces Publication of Extraordinary Women in Texas Law (Centre Daily Times)
Incisive Media's Texas Lawyer, the state's leading legal news and information source, today announced the publication of Extraordinary Women in Texas Law. The new, four-color special magazine profiles 30 leading women lawyers, chosen from the state's almost 23,000 practicing female attorneys. Each was selected by the editors of Texas Lawyer from nearly 500 nominations submitted in response to a ...
Facebook Beefs Up, Hires Former White House Lawyer (Portfolio.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Facebook has picked up Ted Ullyot as vice president and general counsel, a man who's served as both former chief of staff for Alberto Gonzales as well as a top lawyer for AOL Time Warner in Europe, reports the ...
Special Prosecutor Named in Attorney Firings Case (New York Times)
The special prosecutor will investigate whether criminal charges should be brought against former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and others.
Senators to Bush: No pardons over attorney firings (AP via Yahoo! News)
Senators are praising Attorney General Michael Mukasey's appointment of a special counsel to investigate the firings of nine U.S. prosecutors, and they're warning President Bush against pardoning anyone who is found to have broken the law.
Prosecutor named in attorney firings case (UPI)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he has appointed a special prosecutor to decide whether criminal charges should be brought against his predecessor.
New probe into US attorney affair (BBC News)
The US attorney general appoints a special prosecutor to look into the firings of nine US attorneys in 2006.
Ex-lawyer for Heath Ledger sues over life insurance policy (Whistler Question)
LOS ANGELES - A former lawyer for Heath Ledger is suing over a $10-million life insurance policy he claims has gone unpaid since the actor's death.
Mukasey Names Prosecutor to Probe Attorney Dismissals (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Attorney General Michael Mukasey named a special prosecutor to investigate possible crimes arising from the Bush administration's firing of nine U.S. attorneys.
Attorney: Daly's wife says she didn't take phone (CBS Sportsline)
An attorney for John Daly's estranged wife, Sherrie Daly, says she did not steal the pro golfer's cell phone.
Feds say renegade lawyer threatened doctor for drugs (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Cincinnati lawyer Ken Lawson threatened to harm a local doctor unless the physician wrote thousands of phony prescriptions for high-powered pain killers, federal prosecutors say.
Prosecutor appointed to probe attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey named a prosecutor on Monday to examine potential criminal charges against Bush administration officials involved in the 2006 firing of nine federal prosecutors.
Special Counsel Appointed To Probe U.S. Attorney Firings (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey announced Monday that he has appointed a federal prosecutor in Connecticut to probe the firings of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006.
Special Counsel Appointed To Probe U.S. Attorney Firings (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey announced Monday that he has appointed a federal prosecutor in Connecticut to probe the firings of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006.
Alberto Gonzales is criticized over U.S. attorney firings (Los Angeles Times)
Justice Department investigators say Gonzales and his deputy 'abdicated their responsibility' in the 2006 dismissals and offered reasons that were 'misleading.' As U.S. attorney general, Alberto R. Gonzales and his top deputy, Paul J. McNulty, "abdicated their responsibility" in the 2006 dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys, were strikingly aloof and uninformed about the process and offered the ...
Race's Canadian lawyer baffled by strategy (Plattsburgh Press Republican)
HALIFAX — The Canadian lawyer for a Nova Scotia man found guilty of murder in New York state says he was shocked when Glen Race's lawyer chose not to pursue an insanity defense.
Lawyer Gets Twin to Cover Her Cases (Fox News)
An overbooked lawyer and part-time judge who didn’t want to miss out on legal fees is in a heap of legal trouble after she had her twin sister take her place in court.
U.S. Attorney Firings Probe Moves Forward (CBS News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a prosecutor to pursue possible criminal charges against Republicans who were involved in the controversial firings of U.S. attorneys.
Boy who kills mother appears in court, lawyer presents updates (The Daily Dispatch)
With his hands and feet shackled in chains and looking down shyly at his inmate shoes, a 12-year-old Pirtleville boy appeared in court Friday, where his lawyer presented an update on the boy’s case.
Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
Prosecutor appointed to probe attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. attorney general named a prosecutor on Monday to examine potential criminal charges against White House and Justice Department officials involved in the 2006 firing of nine federal prosecutors.
Lawyer for N.S. man convicted of killing American says trial left him baffled (Times & Transcript)
The Canadian lawyer for a Nova Scotia man found guilty last week of the murdering a man in New York state says he was shocked when Glen Race's American lawyer chose not to pursue an insanity defence.
Lawyer: I’ve not broken conflict of interest rule (The Star)
PETALING JAYA: Skrine & Co lawyer Lim Chee Wee yesterday said he had not breached the rule against conflict of interest in acting for Bursa Malaysia after having acted for Indian Corridor Sdn Bhd, as alleged by the legal counsel for Golden Plus Holdings Bhd (GPlus) at its AGM yesterday.
Family of Halifax man wants killer returned to Canada: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The family of a paranoid schizophrenic convicted of first-degree murder said he should be returned to Canada where he could receive fairer treatment than in the United States, his lawyer said Monday.
Mukasey Appoints Special Prosecutor to Investigate U.S. Attorney Firings (Law.com)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the 2006 firings of U.S. Attorneys, as a report released Monday by DOJ watchdogs found "significant evidence" that several of the fired attorneys were let go for partisan or political reasons. The report also describes then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Deputy AG Paul McNulty as "remarkably unengaged" in ...
Lawyer: Pro golfer's wife denies stealing phone (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
JACKSON, Miss. - A lawyer for John Daly's estranged wife, Sherrie Daly, says she did not steal the pro golfer's cell phone.
Prosecutor named to probe controversial US attorney firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Monday he will appoint a prosecutor to investigate whether his predecessor Alberto Gonzales and others involved in the firings of nine US attorneys broke the law.
Race's lawyer says evidence withheld at trial (Metro Halifax)
Convicted murderer Glen Race’s Halifax lawyer says U.S. prosecutors failed to disclose all the available evidence in the case — including wiretaps, taped conversations and e-mails discussing the Nova Scotia man’s mental state. “I was surprised, if not shocked, that the (not guilty by insanity) defence was not put forward,” said Joel Pink. He said the withheld information would have impacted ...
Mukasey Appoints Special Prosecutor to Investigate U.S. Attorney Firings (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the 2006 firings of U.S. Attorneys, as a report released Monday by DOJ watchdogs found "significant evidence" that several of the fired attorneys were let go for partisan or political reasons.
'Big Legacy Award' to be given to lawyer (Deseret Morning News)
Gary Doctorman, a banking and real-estate lawyer at Parsons Behle & Latimer, will receive the "Big Legacy Award" at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah 30th anniversary awards luncheon Oct. 14.
Spears' lawyer asks Judge to delay driving license case for second time (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Britney Spears' lawyer has asked a judge overseeing the star's ongoing illegal driving case to delay the upcoming trial - for a second time.
Lawyer: No insanity defense in girl's death (Daily Record)
The Randolph man charged with stabbing, choking and dismembering his teenage neighbor Jennifer Parks in 2005 will not pursue an insanity defense, his lawyer said Monday.
Riverboat lawyer (Louisville Courier-Journal)
"Hi, David: Everyone thinks I'm nuts, but I remember a show from about 10 to 15 years ago about a high-priced lawyer who lives on a boat and travels up and down the Mississippi River...."
Daly's stolen cellphone claim not ringing true with lawyer (Calgary Sun)
JACKSON, Miss. -- A lawyer for John Daly's estranged wife, Sherrie Daly, says she did not steal the pro golfer's cellphone. Randy Fishman said yesterday "this is a divorce case and people accuse each other of stuff all the time."
Peterson attorney: Polygraph test shaky (Chicago Sun-Times)
Drew Peterson was deceptive in answering three questions about his fourth wife's disappearance, lie detector tests showed, but his attorney said Monday he believes the polygraph -- not Peterson -- was unreliable.
Home sold to lawyer triggers inquiry (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Investigators are probing a real estate deal in which a county official's wife sold a San Diego home to a lawyer who started working for her husband several weeks later.
Lawyer: Obese Defendant's Trial Can't Be in Court (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
The trial of a nearly half-ton woman facing a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old nephew will have to be held in a building separate from the courthouse because of the defendant's weight, her lawyer said.
Prosecutor to probe attorney firings (The Arizona Republic)
A special prosecutor has been appointed to pursue possible criminal charges against Justice Department and White House officials involved in the controversial firing of former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton of Arizona and eight of his peers by the Bush administration in 2006.
Mukasey Names Prosecutor to Probe Attorney Dismissals (Update4) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Attorney General Michael Mukasey named a special prosecutor to investigate possible crimes arising from the Bush administration's firing of nine U.S. attorneys.
Ecuador's Chief Attorney Denies Intervening in Chevron Case (Bloomberg)
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Ecuador's government won't interfere in any legal cases involving foreign companies, including a multibillion dollar suit against Chevron Corp., Chief Attorney Diego Garcia said.
Pollitt's lawyer berates Southbury selectman (Republican-American)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer for convicted rapist David Pollitt has asked selectmen to review whether it was appropriate for First Selectman Mark A.R. Cooper to issue a Code Red alert after Pollitt was arrested two weeks ago.
Home sold to lawyer triggers inquiry (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Investigators are probing a real estate deal in which a county official's wife sold a San Diego home to a lawyer who started working for her husband several weeks later.
Lawyer: Judge Never Saw Nichols Before Shooting (WMGT Macon)
A lawyer appearing before Superior Court Judge Roy Barnes the day he was slain said Barnes never knew he was about to die.
Luther hostage case unlikely to go to trial: defence lawyer (Regina Leader-Post)
The case against a Regina teen accused in relation to a mass hostage situation at a local high school will likely not be going to trial, the youth’s lawyer said on Tuesday.
Attorney general's office denies request for search warrant information (Deseret Morning News)
The Utah Attorney General's Office has denied two open records requests from the Uintah Basin Standard seeking public information about a search warrant served on the Uintah School District office.
Lawyer: 800-Pound Client Can't Fit in Courtroom (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
The trial of a nearly half-ton woman facing a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old nephew will have to be held in a building separate from the courthouse because of the defendant's weight, her lawyer said.
Lawyer: Obese Defendant's Trial Can't Be In Court (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
The trial of a nearly half-ton woman facing a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old nephew will have to be held in a building separate from the courthouse because of the defendant's weight, her lawyer says.
Prominent Attorney Charged In Tampa Sex Sting (The Tampa Tribune)
A local defense attorney who is married to a circuit court judge is accused of propositioning an undercover police officer for sex, records show. Kevin Napper, 51, of Tampa was released from a Hillsborough County jail Monday on $250 bail. He is charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution, a misdemeanor.
Spears' Lawyer Tries to Get Traffic Case Dismissed Again (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
The singer's persistent lawyer is back in court in an attempt to get an upcoming trial dismissed.
Candidate Q&A: Williamson County Attorney (News 8 Austin)
NEWS 8: Two big controversies this past year involving Williamson County’s handling of contracted operations in which the County Attorney’s Office was involved. First, the Hutto Landfill and the County’s contract with Waste Management.
NC Attorney General: Nearly 250,000 consumers' data lost by BNY Mellon (WBTV Charlotte)
(The following information is from the North Carolina Attorney General's office.) RALEIGH, NC - A total of 260 security breaches have been reported thanks to state laws designed to protect consumers from identity theft, including a recent breach by the Bank of New York Mellon that affects nearly a quarter of a million North Carolinians, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today.