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Lawyer denies signaling client in Stevens case (MSNBC)
The judge presiding over Alaska Senator Ted Stevens' corruption trial has accused the lawyer for the prosecution's star witness of sending hand signals to his client.
US attorney for Eastern District to resign (WAVY 10)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia is stepping down from the job this month. Chuck Rosenberg informed President Bush of his intentions in a September 30 letter. Rosenberg has held the job since 2006.
Former UBS Lawyer Settles Auction-Rate Insider Case (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- David Aufhauser , a former top U.S. lawyer for UBS AG , agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle insider- trading claims by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo related to the collapse of the auction rate securities market.
Stevens?s Lawyer Challenges Witness (New York Times)
Senator Ted Stevens?s defense lawyer portrayed the prosecution?s chief witness to a jury as someone who betrayed a longtime friend to protect his fortune.
Lawyer accused of signals in Stevens case (UPI)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The judge in U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens's trial says he saw the lawyer for a key prosecution witness try to communicate with his client while he was on the stand.
Attorney General Talks About The Issues (KTHV Little Rock)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was Tuesday's guest on "Today's THV This Morning." McDaniel spent the morning on the couch with B.J. and Meredith. He also sat down with Charles Crowson to discuss some issues on the minds of several Arkansans.
Lawyer: CBS' 'fraud' hurt Rather's income (USA Today)
Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: CBS''fraud' hurt Rather's income (San Francisco Chronicle)
Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather's ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Rather says he...
Lawyer: CBS' 'fraud' hurt Rather's income (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Martin Gold discussed the finances after a hearing on Rather's ongoing $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit.
Typos and Errors Lead to Slashed Fees for Attorney (Law.com)
Submitting a pleading riddled with typos and other errors has cost an attorney some big bucks. A federal judge spent three pages describing the errors, and ultimately slashed the $180,000 in requested fees to about $26,000. The attorney said in an interview that he relies too heavily on spell-checking software and that he accidentally filed an unproofed draft while using an electronic filing ...
Attorney: 'Power Rangers' Actor Killed Couple (Fox News)
Defense attorney says former child actor Skylar Deleon shouldn't face death for allegedly tying Tom and Jackie Hawks to an anchor and tossing them from their yacht into the Pacific Ocean.
'Wardrobe malfunction' attorney: Free speech, FCC issues coming to a head (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
CHARLESTON — The “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show helped spur what First Amendment expert and attorney Robert Corn-Revere said is a holy war involving television, government regulations and the freedom of speech.
Attorney William Hipkiss dead at 75 (The Muskegon Chronicle)
William J. Hipkiss William J. Hipkiss agreed with William Shakespeare. To the former Muskegon attorney and amateur actor, all the world was a stage. To friends remembering Hipkiss, who died Sept. 30, at 75 in Rockford, Ill., after several years...
U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Va. to Resign (Washington Post)
The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia is stepping down from the job this month.
U.S. Attorney's Citizen's Academy in Topeka Meets (WIBW Topeka)
About twenty people are getting the chance to learn how federal investigators and prosecutors really do their job. The members of the U.S. Attorney's Citizens Academy in Topeka got to hear from field agents and prosecutors about how the federal justice system operates.
US lawyer: US Court’s verdict on AO victims wrong (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge – An US lawyer has said the US Appeal Court had issued a wrong verdict regarding Vietnamese Agent Orange victims’ claims against a number of US chemical companies producing dioxin-containing herbicide sprayed during the Vietnam war.
Attorney general proposes Mich. report spending online (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Attorney General Mike Cox wants Michigan residents to be a click away from knowing the smallest details about how the state spends billions of dollars each year.
Challenger Ladenburg tries to put spotlight on attorney general's race (Seattle Times)
Democrat John Ladenburg says he'd be a more activist attorney general than Republican Rob McKenna has been. But McKenna says he's proud of the results he's getting.
Attorney General seeking advice on Mallard compensation (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The West Australian Attorney General, Christian Porter, says he has asked the State Solicitor's Office to work quickly to decide how much compensation the state should pay Andrew Mallard, who spent 12 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
County attorney to look into residency of 2 councilmen (The Arizona Republic)
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office has agreed to look into a case in which two El Mirage City Council members are accused of living outside the city, an El Mirage city official said.
'Serial Shooter' suspect's attorney rolls out alibis (The Arizona Republic)
The defense attorney for Dale Hausner, who police and prosecutors believe is one of the Serial Shooters who killed 8 and wounded more than a dozen more in 2005 and 2006, counters every charge that prosecutors described in trial on Monday. Ken Everett provided alibis for every crime, mostly through women that Hausner was supposedly dating.
Lawyer says client depressed (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The lawyer for a 29-year-old East Price Hill man said depresssion drove him to dig up a cross on his unborn child's grave in Wesleyan Cemetery.
Iowa attorney general will not pursue case against Chicago cop (Chicago Tribune)
Officer's prison release will come after state's Supreme Court notified The Iowa attorney general's office announced Tuesday that it will stop pursuing charges against an off-duty Chicago police officer who was involved in a scuffle three years ago while visiting his brother in Dubuque.
Orlando Attorney Disbarred Over Money Controversy (WFTV 9 Orlando)
A Central Florida attorney accused of misappropriating thousands of dollars has been permanently disbarred. Norman Sanders Moss worked for a company that recovered foreclosure funds for clients. Investigators say moss was supposed to hold a total of $107,000 in a trust account.
Millionaire lawyer will be sent to prison today (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Tom Lakin (center). (John White/P-D) Tom Lakin, a millionaire lawyer who was prominent in Metro East politics, is scheduled to be sentenced this morning to six years in prison.
Officers 'lost it': lawyer (CNews)
Following a shootout that injured three fellow officers, angry cops mercilessly beat Daniell Anderson as he bled from a gunshot wound to his arm and hand, Anderson's lawyer charged yesterday.
Rooney Fires Lawyer (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Brian Rooney has fired his lawyer, a week before his sentencing for the murder of UVM Student Michelle Gardner-Quinn.
Mo. lawyer sentenced for $867K fraud (Jefferson City News Tribune)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A northwest Missouri lawyer will spend four years and two months in federal prison for defrauding a bank of nearly $867,000. Dawn Renee Harpster must also pay back the full amount she received as loans from North Kansas City's Norbank.
Lawyer: CBS' 'fraud' hurt Rather's income (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Ex-UBS senior lawyer settles insider trading case (Washington Post)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former top lawyer at UBS AG has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle accusations he sold his personal holdings of auction-rate securities after getting insider information about the collapsing market for the debt.
Lawyer: Minneapolis Police Probe Targeted 5 Officers (Officer.com)
The lawyer says he needs more time to review evidence uncovered in the five officers' civil suit.
Lawyer in grope case headed for sex clinic (New York Daily News)
A prominent Manhattan lawyer accused of groping two female colleagues in his office pleaded guilty to harassment yesterday after prosecutors dropped sex-abuse charges.
Dan Rather's Lawyer Says He Lost Income Due to CBS 'Fraud' (Fox News)
Dan Rather could have made millions of dollars more per year if CBS had not defrauded him before firing him, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney: Missing 2-year-old girl may have been spotted (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Police are reviewing videotapes from area retailers for clues about a missing 2-year-old girl after witnesses reported seeing her on two separate occasions, according to an attorney for the man last seen with the girl.
'In Justice': David Iglesias On U.S. Attorney Firings (NPR)
An internal Justice Department investigation has concluded that the controversial U.S. attorney firings of 2006 were of a partisan political nature. One of the seven fired attorneys, Iglesias discusses his book, In Justice , an insider's account of the affair.
'In Justice': David Iglesias On U.S. Attorney Firings (NPR)
An internal Justice Department investigation has concluded that the controversial U.S. attorney firings of 2006 were of a partisan political nature. One of the seven fired attorneys, Iglesias discusses his book, In Justice , an insider's account of the affair.
Judge needed for clarity in breast cancer negotiations: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A Newfoundland Supreme Court judge will be asked to weigh key details of a class action lawsuit so it could possibly be settled out of court, a St. John's lawyer says.
Lawyer seeks to exclude use of `Paparazzo,' `Paparazzi' from trial (Los Angeles Daily News)
A lawyer for a photographer suing actor Keanu Reeves for negligence wants a judge to forbid the actor's attorneys from using the words "paparazzo" and "paparazzi" at trial, saying the terms are prejudicial, court papers show.
Britney Spears' attorney rejects probation, plea deal, in singer's driving case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - An attorney for Britney Spears has rejected a plea offer that would have placed her on a year's probation and forced her to pay a $150 fine in her misdemeanor driver's license case.
Typos prove costly for Pennsylvania attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Pennsylvania attorney is finding out that typos can be expensive. A judge says lawyer Brian Puricelli, of Newtown, is entitled to $26,000 in fees for his work on a successful civil rights lawsuit, not the more than $180,000 he wanted.
US lawyer admits client's guilt (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer for a California man accused of throwing a couple off their yacht bound to an anchor told a jury yesterday that his client is guilty of those two murders and a third, but shouldn't be put to death.
Federal judge in Philadelphia cites typos in limiting lawyer's fees (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania attorney is finding out that typos can be expensive. A judge says lawyer Brian Puricelli, of Newtown, is entitled to $26,000 in fees for his work on a successful civil rights lawsuit, not the more than $180,000 he wanted.
Ex-attorney general speaks at Yale (New Haven Register)
NEW HAVEN — David C. Iglesias, the former attorney general from New Mexico, who was fired when he wouldn’t cooperate with political attempts to influence prosecutions, said he wants only one thing from on-going investigations.
Fumo's ex-lawyer poised to help US at Pa. trial (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
The longtime lawyer and confidante of state Sen. Vincent Fumo is poised to become a prosecution witness at the Philadelphia Democrat's upcoming corruption trial.
Typos prove costly for Pennsylvania attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Pennsylvania attorney is finding out that typos can be expensive. A judge says lawyer Brian Puricelli, of Newtown, is entitled to $26,000 in fees for his work on a successful civil rights lawsuit, not the more than $180,000 he wanted. U.S. District Judge...
Spears ready for trial in driving licence case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Troubled pop singer Britney Spears is ready to go on trial to clear her name for allegedly driving without a California license, her lawyer J. Michael Flanagan said in court on Wednesday.
Top entertainment lawyer cops ban (The Age)
High-profile entertainment lawyer Michael Brereton banned over brazen misconduct in which he used clients' trust fund money as his own.
Fumo's Ex-Lawyer Poised To Be Witness In Trial (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
The longtime lawyer and confidante of state Sen. Vincent Fumo is poised to become a prosecution witness at the Philadelphia Democrat's upcoming corruption trial.
Spears ready for trial in driving licence case: lawyer (The West Australian)
Britney Spears is ready to go on trial to clear her name for allegedly driving without a California licence, her lawyer J Michael Flanagan told a court here today. By turning down a prosecution offer
Typos prove costly for Pennsylvania attorney (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Pennsylvania attorney is finding out that typos can be expensive. A judge says lawyer Brian Puricelli, of Newtown, is entitled to $26,000 in fees for his work on a successful civil rights lawsuit, not the more than $180,000 he wanted. U.S. District Judge William Ditter, in an opinion filed last week, noted that the attorney's paperwork was riddled with typos and errors. Puricelli admits ...