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O.J. lawyer: 'Ready for trial' in Las Vegas (KVBC Las Vegas)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer says he's ready for Simpson's armed robbery trial to begin next Monday in Las Vegas.
DuBose lawyer says that ousted judge is competent (Mobile Press-Register)
attorney. "He's as sane as you or I," said lawyer Tom Haas, who is representing DuBose on a pair of federal gun charges. A federal judge in Mobile is expected to make a formal determination at a hearing Thursday.
Pa. Attorney General candidate criticizes radio ads (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
HARRISBURG - The Democratic nominee for state attorney general has criticized incumbent Tom Corbett for spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on public service announcements in the Philadelphia region.
Sajid Mansuri illegally taken to Jaipur, alleges lawyer (Outlook India)
Serial blasts accused Sajid Mansuri's lawyer today filed an application in Metropolitan Court alleging that his client was illegally taken to Jaipur without obtaining permission from the court.
Attorney: Plea change likely in plane assault case (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
DENVER (AP) - The attorney for a woman charged with punching a flight attendant says in a court filing she plans to change her plea to guilty. Christina Elizabeth Szele (ZELL'-ee) of Woodside, N.Y., is charged with assault and interfering with a flight attendant.
Attorney: Rice is prepared to take case to trial (Mineral Daily News-Tribune)
 The attorney for indicted former City Councilman Marques Rice plans to contest the two charges lodged against her client this week, and would likely seek a change in venue to remove a trial from Mineral County.
Attorney: Plea change likely in plane assault case (Denver Post)
The attorney for a woman charged with punching a flight attendant says in a court filing she plans to change her plea to guilty.
Another lawyer joins the Bollea legal team (St. Petersburg Times)
Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, can now officially count another lawyer on his case with the addition of Nevada litigator David Houston. Houston, who has represented such celebrity clients as Joe Francis, the founder of the Girls Gone...
Bikini top killer wants to die, lawyer says (CNN.com)
PICKENS, South Carolina (AP) -- A convicted sex offender facing execution for raping and strangling a Clemson University student feels so guilty for his crimes that life in prison would be harder on him, his lawyer argued in a South Carolina court on Monday.
Bikini top killer consumed by guilt, lawyer says (CNN.com)
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Attorney accepts responsibility for calculation error (Miami News-Record)
WELCH - A Craig County attorney says he is accepting full responsibility for a calculation error that led to the dismissal of a case involving Welch School Board President Dennis McCord.
Fargo attorney arrested on suspicion of DUI (Fargo Forum)
FARGO - Police here arrested a Fargo attorney early Monday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after officers spotted him driving without his lights on. Advertisement: JobsHQ Get a personalized video for your business Set up a JobsHQ Featured Employer account and get a video created for your business. Contact [email protected] for more information
Ohio Attorney General Offers Reform Following Scandal (WTOV 9 Steubenville)
Ohio Attorney General Nancy Rogers said the office needs to prohibit supervisors from dating their subordinates and increase oversight of state vehicles and computers.
Ohio Attorney General unveils recommended office changes (Dayton Business Journal)
Less than four months after stepping in to “right the ship” in a scandal-ridden office, Ohio Attorney General Nancy Rogers unveiled a set of recommendations for key changes.
Hearing set to resume for lawyer-son of Air India accused (Canada.com)
A B.C. Law Society hearing into alleged misconduct by the lawyer son of a former Air India suspect moved behind closed doors almost as soon as it began Monday.
Free Louie now, asks Gonzalez lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines – Businessman Luisito “Louie” Gonzalez, who has been accused of killing his stepbrother, Federico “Rico” Delgado, will remain in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation until a judge has ruled on a motion filed by his lawyer seeking his immediate release.
Bar suspends attorney's license (WAFF 48 News Huntsville)
There are new developments tonight in the case against a Valley attorney who faces child enticement charges.
Fargo attorney arrested on suspicion of DUI (Grand Forks Herald)
FARGO - Police here arrested a Fargo attorney early Monday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after officers spotted him driving without his lights on. Advertisement: MANVEL RIVER'S EDGE GOLF COURSE Carpool with 4 people, your driver golfs for free! Mention this "Deal of the Day" when your foursome carpools together and whoever's driving golfs for free! Only at Manvel River's ...
SU lawyer says no way to township amusement tax (The Sentinel)
A lawyer for Shippensburg University says the university will go to court rather than cooperate in the collection of an amusement tax adopted in Shippensburg Township.
Attorney: Plea Change Likely In Plane Assault Case (CBS4 Denver)
The attorney for a woman charged with punching a flight attendant says in a court filing she plans to change her plea to guilty.
Former Davie Town Attorney Kiar eyed for county job (Miami Herald)
Former Davie Town Attorney Monroe Kiar, fired last year amid a City Hall scandal, is poised to snag a lucrative part-time job as counsel to the county board that hears taxpayer disputes with the property appraiser.
More time to find lawyer granted man accused in weapons incident (The News)
NEW GLASGOW – One of the parties in a knife and handsaw altercation in Stellarton in late July wants more time to find a lawyer.
Lawyer seeks medical advice on morbidly obese woman's case (The Brownsville Herald)
EDINBURG - A lawyer for a woman estimated to weigh nearly half a ton has asked a judge for a doctor's assistance in making decisions pertaining to her case.
Hogan Can Hire Nevada Lawyer Despite Objections, Judge Rules (The Tampa Tribune)
A Nevada lawyer who has helped arrange Hulk Hogan's media appearances was allowed by a judge Monday to assist with Hogan's impending divorce from Linda Bollea.
Tennessee: Attorney general finds no legal barriers to WWTA repair plan (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority won’t be breaking the law if it sends contractors onto private property to repair sewer lines, an opinion from the Tennessee attorney general states.
State attorney general invited to discuss halfway house (Ellwood City Ledger)
ELLWOOD CITY - It's possible that Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett will make a stop in the area to discuss a proposed halfway house in Wayne Township.
Seniority behind fire chief's demotion, attorney says (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Colleen Walz, the city's first female deputy fire chief, was reassigned to lower-rank duties because she had the least seniority, not because of discrimination against women, an attorney representing the city firefighters union says.
Attorney hopes letter will help man stuck in China (The State Journal-Register)
An attorney for a man stuck in China sees hope in a letter sent Friday from the U.S. State Department to Chinese officials with the power to issue exit visas.
Lawyer urges life sentence for killer (The Post and Courier)
PICKENS — A convicted sex offender facing execution for raping and strangling a Clemson University student feels so guilty for his crimes that life in prison would be harder on him, his lawyer argued in a South Carolina court on Monday. Jerry Buck Inman, 37, of Tennessee, pleaded gui...
Ex-Davie city attorney Monroe Kiar eyed for job (Miami Herald)
Former Davie Town Attorney Monroe Kiar, fired last year amid a City Hall scandal, is poised to snag a lucrative part-time job as counsel to the county board that hears taxpayer disputes with the property appraiser.
Former Bangladeshi PM Zia gets bail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia was granted bail on corruption charges Tuesday, allowing her to be released after more than a year in custody, her lawyer said.
Fumo to argue he deleted files at ex-attorney Sprague's instruction (Philly.com)
State Sen. Vince Fumo will argue that he was simply following the advice of his former attorney, Richard A. Sprague, when his office deleted e-mails and other documents from computers before federal authorities executed a search warrant for the material.
Former Bangladeshi PM Zia gets bail: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Bangladeshi activists and supporters of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in August in Dhaka. Zia was granted bail on corruption charges Tuesday, allowing her to be released after more than a year in custody, her lawyer said.
Attorney wants trial split 3 ways (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
After asking for his client to be tried separately from his co-defendant, the attorney for one of the former Iowa football players accused of sexual abuse now wants his client’s two charges to be decided separately.
Uganda: Judge Attacks Attorney General (AllAfrica.com)
CONSTITUTIONAL Court Judge Amos Twinomujuni has attacked the Attorney General, saying he has let the country down. Twinomujuni said the Attorney General had failed to restrain government officials from breaking court rulings.
Lawyer asking court to allow challenge (The Bismarck Tribune)
A lawyer is asking North Dakota’s Supreme Court to put his name on the November ballot to run against one of the court’s incumbent justices.
Fund pays victims of attorney theft (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
An Ohio fund that helps victims of attorney theft announced it will reimburse nine people, paying nearly $30,000 to eight former clients of Cincinnati lawyers.
Firetree attorney cited in shove of Reading official (Reading Eagle)
Reading, PA - An attorney for Firetree Ltd. was cited for harassment Monday after he shoved the city zoning administrator, who was blocking the lawyer's way into the addiction-treatment company's recently purchased building along Hampden Boulevard, authorities said.
U.S. Taps Top Lawyer In Review Of Google: Journal (Fox News)
U.S. Taps Top Lawyer In Review Of Google: Journal
US troops in intelligence makes them 'legitimate targets' - lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer on Tuesday said that American soldiers involved in gathering intelligence against Moro rebels in Mindanao makes them "legitimate targets" of insurgents.
In attorney general race, Greear counting on bounce from Palin speech (Charleston Daily Mail)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Attorney General candidate Dan Greear is counting on a voter bounce from the Republican National Convention to help him beat the incumbent, Darrell McGraw.Greear, a Republican, said conversations with GOP officials and others hav...
Attorney general pick not to be taken lightly | Loveland Reporter-Herald (Loveland Reporter-Herald)
When Alberto Gonzales was appointed in 2004 to serve as the second Bush administration’s attorney general, critics regarded his selection as one prompted more by cronyism than merit. As more reports are released about his short tenure, it seems many of those criticisms may have been accurate.
Owner's lawyer asks for new trial (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The sentencing of the former owner of The Doll House - convicted of running the escort service as a prostitution ring - was postponed Monday after his lawyer asked for a new trial.
Zuma's lawyer denies representations to NPA (Cape Argus)
Jacob Zuma's lawyer has denied that the ANC president is preparing to show prosecuting boss Mokotedi Mpshe why his corruption case should be dropped.
Lawyer Wants Supreme Court to Help Him Run Against Incumbent Justice (KQCD-TV Dickinson)
A lawyer wants the North Dakota Supreme Court`s help to run against one of the court`s incumbent justices. Robert V. Bolinske is asking the Supreme Court to order Secretary of State Al Jaeger to put him on the November ballot as a challenger to Justice Daniel Crothers.
Jailed lawyer Lerach facing prison probe: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
William Lerach, a U.S. plaintiffs' lawyer jailed for his part in a kickback scheme, faces a disciplinary probe for allegedly offering a prison guard his San Diego Chargers football season tickets, according to a legal newspaper.
Lawyer plans to file lawsuit aimed at blocking InBev’s A-B takeover (BizJournals)
An antitrust lawyer plans to call a news conference Wednesday announcing a lawsuit aimed at blocking InBev’s $52 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (BUD)
NY attorney general settles with 8 student lenders (AP via Yahoo! News)
The New York state attorney general says eight student loan companies have agreed to pay $1.4 million and adopt broad reforms as part of a settlement over deceptive marketing practices.
Hector Medina's attorney says discovery of affair led him to kill kids (Dallas Morning News)
The capital murder trial of an Irving man accused of fatally shooting his two children began Monday with his attorney admitting that he killed them, but saying his mind-set at the time of the shooting played a factor.
Lawyer plans to sue to block InBev’s Anheuser-Busch takeover (BizJournals)
An antitrust lawyer plans to call a news conference Wednesday announcing a lawsuit aimed at blocking InBev’s $52 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. (BUD)