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Lawyer: Japanese businessman's cell death likely homicide (USA Today)
The lawyer for a Japanese businessman whose jail cell death was declared suicide by hanging said Sunday a pathologist has concluded that Kazuyoshi Miura was killed.
Pastor: Injured Dalton Lawyer In Good Spirits (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
The pastor of an attorney injured in the Dalton law firm bombing says the lawyer is in good spirits
Lawyer appointed as new Tax chief (GMANews.TV via Yahoo! Philippines News)
MANILA, Philippines - The Finance department has announced the appointment of lawyer Sixto Esquivias IV as chief of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
UTHAYAKUMAR'S LAWYER OBJECTS TO AG'S AUTHORITY (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Sessions Court has postponed P. Uthayakumar's sedition trial after a defence lawyer objected to the letter by Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail authorising the prosecution.
Injured Lawyer In Friday's Bombing In Good Spirits (WMGT Macon)
The pastor of a lawyer badly burned in a bombing at a north Georgia law firm says the lawyer will remain in the hospital for at least a month.
Attorney says Kazuyoshi Miura was killed in L.A. jail (Los Angeles Times)
The Japanese businessman who reportedly committed suicide in a Los Angeles jail cell suffered wounds consistent with a choking and beating, attorney Mark Geragos says. A Japanese businessman who reportedly committed suicide in a Los Angeles jail cell suffered wounds consistent with a choking and beating, his lawyer said today.
Lawyer: Japanese Businessman's Jail Death Was Murder (Fox News)
The lawyer for a Japanese businessman found dead in his jail cell was murdered and didn't commit suicide, his lawyer said.
Illinois lawyer accused of milking state (UPI)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A defense lawyer should be prevented from abusing Illinois state funds for death penalty cases as he did in a 2004 case, officials say.
US attorney joins with NY attorney general to probe credit default swaps (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors and New York's attorney general said Monday they had taken the unusual step of joining forces to probe the multitrillion-dollar credit-default swap market, an unregulated area of finance blamed for helping to fuel the credit crisis.
Lawyer: Businessman's jail death wasn't suicide (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a businessman whose jail cell death was declared suicide by hanging says a pathologist has instead concluded that Kazuyoshi Miura was killed.
Bryant's attorney appeals ruling to use campaign funds for legal bills (The Star-Ledger)
Former Democratic state Sen. Wayne Bryant should be allowed to use his campaign funds to defend himself against federal corruption charges because they "arise from his holding public office,'' his attorney argued before a state appeals court panel today. Bryant,...
Seattle attorney helps in Amanda Knox case (Seattle Times)
A Seattle attorney is volunteering as a spokeswoman for the friends and supporters of a University of Washington student jailed in Italy.
Lawyer says shooting suspect was just driving (Detroit Free Press)
The son of a Detroit Police homicide investigator claims he was giving a friend of a friend a ride when shots rang out at Henry Ford High School, his lawyer said before court today.
Lawyer, sleuth match wits (Miami Herald)
THE BRASS VERDICT. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. 400 pages. $26.99. The hook that makes Michael Connelly's latest novel about L.A. defense attorney Mickey Haller so compelling isn't its plot or explosive, if somewhat excessive, finale but the fact that Haller, the ''Lincoln lawyer'' who works from the back seat of a Town Car, finally meets up with Harry Bosch.
Seattle attorney helps in Amanda Knox case (Seattle Times)
A Seattle attorney volunteering as a spokeswoman for supporters of Amanda Knox, a University of Washington student jailed in an Italian murder case, said Monday that Knox has been treated unfairly by the courts and the media.
Seattle attorney helps in Amanda Knox case (Seattle Times)
A Seattle attorney volunteering as a spokeswoman for supporters of Amanda Knox, a University of Washington student jailed in an Italian murder case, said today that Knox has been treated unfairly by the courts and the media.
Lawyer: Businessman's jail death wasn't suicide (Boston Herald)
LOS ANGELES - The lawyer for a businessman whose jail cell death was declared suicide by hanging says a pathologist has instead concluded that Kazuyoshi Miura was killed. Mark...
High-profile attorney to represent city in Zehm case (KREM.com Spokane)
SPOKANE -- Well-known local defense attorney Carl Oreskovich will help the City of Spokane defend a claim by the family of Otto Zehm, if council members approve a contract proposal Monday night.
Casey Anthony's attorney finalizing defense team (Sun-Sentinel)
The spokesman for Casey Anthony's defense attorney faxed out a press release today again addressing a CNN Headline News interview in which he implied Caylee Marie was dead.
Watch the Missouri Attorney General Debate Live at 7:00 p.m. (KSDK)
KSDK -- KSDK.com will carry the Missouri Attorney General debate live tonight from 7-8 p.m.
Utah Minority Bar Association Names Top Lawyer (FOX 13 Utah)
Clayton Simms has been named lawyer of the year by the Utah Minority Bar Association. The 39-year-old Simms was born to a mother of Mexican-American descent and an English-German father. He grew up in Texas and got his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston, where he worked his way through by unloading trucks and cleaning toilets.
Md. US Attorney Creates Election Fraud Task Force (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office is setting up a task force to review any allegations of election fraud in the state on Election Day.
Seattle attorney speaks in support of Amanda Knox (Seattle Times)
A Seattle attorney volunteering as a spokeswoman for supporters of Amanda Knox, a University of Washington student jailed in an Italian murder case, said Monday that Knox has been treated unfairly by the courts and the media.
McCarty attorney resigns over possible conflict (The Palm Beach Post)
An attorney for Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty said he has stepped away from that role because of a possible conflict relating to work he formerly did as a federal prosecutor - working for the same U.S. Attorney's Office that is investigating corruption in local government.
Quest to repair office marks attorney general race (BizJournals)
The sort of anti-business activism former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann was often accused of practicing doesn’t sit well with the three candidates running for attorney general.
County Attorney to step up mortgage fraud investigations (BizJournals)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas told KNXV-TV this weekend that his office will step up investigations against mortgage lenders, banks and other financial institutions that may have been involved in fraudulent activities.
Rob McKenna for attorney general (Seattle Times)
The attorney general is the law officer of the state, and should represent the people before his political party. Republican Rob McKenna has done that, and deserves re-election.
Maricopa County attorney plans to battle financial fraud in Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
Now that he's proved the "naysayers" wrong for saying he couldn't do anything about illegal immigration, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas on Sunday said he's ready to help clean up the crisis on Wall Street.
Police illegally raiding homes: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A Gold Coast lawyer says police raided the home of his client for no reason.
High-Profile Divorce Lawyer Sues Investment Firm for $5.2 Million, Alleges He Lost $200,000 (Law.com)
High-profile divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, who has represented celebrities including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has filed a $5.2 million lawsuit charging that an investment firm lost $200,000 of his money when it ignored his instructions and investment goals. The suit, filed Monday, says Alliance Global Wealth Management officials induced Felder to put his money into risky investments ...
Assault suspect plans to have lawyer next month (The News)
NEW GLASGOW – A Stellarton man charged with aggravated assault expects to have a lawyer when he returns to court Nov.
SA Attorney-General visits Nazi flag flyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
South Australia's Attorney-General Michael Atkinson has ridden his bike, with an Australian flag displayed, to an Adelaide house where the Nazi flag has been on display.
SA Attorney-General visits Nazi flag flyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
South Australia's Attorney-General Michael Atkinson has ridden his bike, with an Australian flag displayed, to an Adelaide house where the Nazi flag has been on display.
Roommate's confession in killing inadmissible, lawyer says (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The lawyer for Jay Jones Baird said an alleged confession detailing how and why he killed a former roommate in their Latrobe apartment was obtained through improper means.
Attorney general candidates traveled diverse legal paths (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | If the race for Missouri attorney general reveals anything, it’s the breadth and diversity of legal practice.
Attorney general candidates traveled diverse legal paths (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | If the race for Missouri attorney general reveals anything, it's the breadth and diversity of legal practice.
Lawyer: Teen in wrong spot (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A homicide detective's son facing murder charges on claims he drove two teens to kill a Ford High School student insists he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, his lawyer says.
Ex-Milberg Lawyer Bershad Deserves 3-Month Sentence, U.S. Says (Bloomberg)
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- David Bershad , a former Milberg lawyer who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy for his part in a scheme to pay plaintiffs illegal kickbacks in shareholder lawsuits, should serve three months in prison, prosecutors said.
Attorney says Kazuyoshi Miura was killed in L.A. jail (Los Angeles Times)
The Japanese businessman accused of conspiring to kill his wife reportedly had committed suicide. His attorney, Mark Geragos, however, says Miura's wounds were consistent with a choking and beating. A Japanese businessman who reportedly committed suicide in a Los Angeles jail cell suffered wounds consistent with a choking and beating, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Slaying suspect an unwitting driver (Detroit Free Press)
The son of a Detroit police homicide investigator was giving a friend of a friend a ride Thursday when at least one of the passengers opened fire with a high-powered rifle, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney general asks judge to step down from case (Montgomery Advertiser)
WETUMPKA -- The attorney general's office is asking a Chilton County circuit judge to recuse himself in a 5-year-old capital murder case, saying the judge has to preserve the image of impartiality.
No money offered, attorney says (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A prominent eminent domain attorney entangled in an investigation into Las Vegas campaign manager Gary Gray denied Monday that she offered any money to Supreme Court candidate Kris Pickering on condition that Pickering recuse herself from certain cases.
Analysis: County attorney candidates make their case (Cleveland Advocate)
The Box 20 Political Forum was supposed to be a chance for undecided residents of Liberty County’s Precinct 20 to meet those running for local office. Instead it turned into a debate between the candidates for county attorney.
Lawyer: Convicted Lockerbie bomber has advanced cancer (USA Today)
A lawyer for the man convicted of the Lockerbie airline bombing says his client has advanced cancer.
Lockerbie bomber has cancer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Libyan man convicted of bombing a transatlantic airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, killing 270 people, has "advanced stage" prostate cancer, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lockerbie bomber has prostate cancer: British lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)
LONDON (AFP) - The Libyan man convicted of bombing a transatlantic airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, killing 270 people, has "advanced stage" prostate cancer, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lockerbie bomber has prostate cancer: British lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Libyan man convicted of bombing a transatlantic airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, killing 270 people, has "advanced stage" prostate cancer, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lawyer wins top wine gong (Perth Now)
LAWYER and former racehorse breeder Brian Agnew has won the 2008 New South Wales Wine of the Year title with a semillon from his historic Hunter Valley winery.
NYC divorce lawyer Felder sues investment firm (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
High-profile divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, who has represented celebrities including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has filed a $5.2 million lawsuit charging that an investment firm lost $200,000 of his money when it ignored his instructions and investment goals.
Attorney General: Scam Targets South Dakotans (KELO Sioux Falls)
State Attorney General Larry Long says South Dakotans are being targeted in a scam that illegally uses the ...