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Fomer Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox Dies (FOX 7 News Austin)
Democrat Jim Mattox, known as the junkyard dog of Texas politics who served in Congress and as state attorney general and battled Ann Richards in a vicious campaign for governor, has died. He was 65.
Lawyer for Grandparents of Missing Florida Tot Quits (Fox News)
The lawyer for the grandparents of a missing Florida toddler quit the job Thursday, saying only the little girl's imprisoned mother knows the truth about what happened.
High profile lawyer dies (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
High profile criminal lawyer Kevin Ryan QC has died after a short illness, aged 77.
Hicks has had a 'difficult' year: lawyer (The West Australian)
David Hicks has had "a pretty difficult time" since his release from a South Australian prison last December, his lawyer says. The convicted terrorism supporter has not yet decided what he will do on
Federal lawyer grills Ottawa professor accused in 1980 Paris bombing (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA - A federal lawyer on Thursday grilled an Ottawa professor accused of a 1980 Paris bombing over his extensive travels and relationships with women for the past two decades.
Attorney general collapses (Politico via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed Thursday night while giving a speech to the Federalist Society in Washington, according to three senior administration officials.
U.S. attorney general collapses during speech: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while delivering a speech on national security at a hotel in Washington on Thursday, CNN reported.
Attorney general collapses during speech: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while delivering a speech on national security at a hotel in Washington on Thursday, the Justice Department said.
Davis Gets New Lawyer, Quits Defending Himself (The Lakeland Ledger)
Leon Davis, accused in Polk County's deadliest murder rampage, got a new lawyer Thursday and abandoned defending himself against five counts of murder.
US attorney general collapses during a speech (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while delivering a speech in the US capital and lost consciousness, ABC News reported.
Attorney General Collapses During Speech (New York Times)
Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey collapsed during a speech Thursday night and was taken to the hospital after he failed to regain consciousness. There was no immediate word on his medical status.
Attorney General Mukasey collapses during speech (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the no-nonsense former federal judge who took over the Justice Department after Alberto Gonzales resigned in disgrace, collapsed during a speech Thursday night and lost consciousness.
Lawyer for girl’s grandparents: I can’t do more (Bradenton Herald)
ORLANDO — The lawyer for the parents of a Florida woman charged with the murder of her 3-year-old daughter has quit, saying only the jailed mother knows the truth.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapses during speech (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey is "conscious, conversant and alert" at a local Washington hospital after collapsing while delivering a speech at a hotel, the U.S. Justice Department said late on Tuesday.
Local broker was not involved in loans, lawyer says (The Nashua Telegraph)
NASHUA -- A local real estate broker was never involved in loans that resulted in a lawsuit against another local developer, his lawyer said Thursday. ... - By ANDREW WOLFE Staff Writer
U.S. Attorney General Mukasey Alert After Collapse (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while giving a speech in Washington last night and was taken to a hospital, where a spokesman said he was `` conscious, conversant and alert.''
Attorney general collapses giving speech; he's alert in hospital (CNN)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while giving a speech Thursday at the Federalist Society dinner at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington.
Attorney General Mukasey vital signs strong after collapse (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey was "conscious, conversant and alert" at a local Washington hospital after collapsing while delivering a national security speech at a hotel, the U.S. Justice Department said late on Thursday.
US attorney general collapses, hospitalized: Justice Dept (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while giving a speech late in Washington and was rushed to hospital, where he is conscious and "in good spirits," a Justice Department official said.
US attorney general collapses, hospitalized: official (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while giving a speech late Thursday in Washington and was rushed to hospital, where he is conscious and "in good spirits," a Justice Department official said.
Lawyer shortage exposes Papua New Guinea to suits (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Opportunists often sue cash-strapped Papua New Guinea's government - and win - simply because it does not have enough lawyers to represent it in court. When a government lawyer fails to show up, judges are obliged to rule in favor of those claiming damages. Such "vexatious claims" in the South Pacific island nation are "a major source of lost revenue for the country," a senior Australian ...
Lawyer shortage exposes Papua New Guinea to suits (San Francisco Chronicle)
Opportunists often sue cash-strapped Papua New Guinea's government _ and win _ simply because it does not have enough lawyers to represent it in court. When a government lawyer fails to show up, judges are obliged to rule in favor of those claiming damages....
Jim Mattox, former Texas AG, lawmaker, 'people's lawyer' dies at 65 (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
Jim Mattox, the sometimes bare-knuckled campaigner who billed himself as the people's lawyer while Texas attorney general, died Thursday in his sleep at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Former Metro East lawyer Amiel Cueto sues Robert Haida, James Grogan and Bonds Robinson (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
East St. Louis — Amiel Cueto, a once prominent Metro East lawyer who served nearly six years in prison on federal convictions, has filed a $90 million lawsuit against St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert Haida and two others.
U.S. Attorney General Mukasey Alert After Collapse (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while giving a speech in Washington last night and was taken to a hospital, where a spokesman said he was ``conscious, conversant and alert.''
Attorney General Mukasey sounds well: White House (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush spoke with U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday and the top U.S. law enforcement official sounded well after collapsing during a speech, the White House said.
U.S. Attorney General Mukasey Alert After Collapse (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey is ``conscious, conversant and alert'' in a hospital after collapsing while giving a speech in Washington last night, a spokesman said.
FoxMandal Little hires Akash Chittranshi IP lawyer (The Lawyer)
India’s largest law firm by lawyer numbers, FoxMandal Little (FML), has hired a new head of copyright from specialist Indian IP firm Akash Chittranshi & Associates. ...
Lawyer Wants Murder Trial Moved (WCAX-TV Vermont)
The lawyer for a Barre murder suspect plans to ask a judge to move the trial.
Lawyer avoids felony tax evasion charges by pleading guilty to failure to file (The Clarion-Ledger)
Vicksburg lawyer Marshall Sanders has an economics degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Emory University.
U.S. Attorney General Mukasey Alert After Collapse (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey is ``very active, very alert'' following a fainting spell that caused him to collapse while giving a speech last night in Washington, a spokeswoman said.
US attorney general collapses, hospitalized: official (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey remained under close observation in hospital Friday after collapsing while giving a speech in Washington, a Justice Department official said.
Leviste scored over disbarred lawyer (Yehey!)
The Department of Justice on Friday maintained that former Gov. Jose Antonio Leviste of Batangas and his lead counsel, Henry Capela, misled the Makati court when they presented a disbarred lawyer as one of their witnesses during the Levistes ongoing murder case trial.
Attorney general recovers from fainting spell (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey was expected to return to work on Friday after a "fainting spell" during a speech sent him to hospital the night before, a spokeswoman said.
US attorney general 'very fit' despite collapse: spokeswoman (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey may have suffered a mere fainting spell, not a heart attack or stroke, when he collapsed while giving a speech in Washington, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Dewhurst cooperating in review of his wealth, lawyer says (Houston Chronicle)
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, criticized for failing to disclose details about his vast wealth, is voluntarily cooperating with Travis County prosecutors who want to know whether his public disclosures adhere to Texas ethics law, Dewhurst's lawyer said.
U.S. attorney general back at work after fainting (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey returned to work on Friday after a "fainting spell" during a speech sent him to hospital the night before.
Attorney general back to work after fainting spell (CNN)
Doctors gave U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey a clean bill of health Friday morning after an apparent fainting spell, according to Gina Talamona, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice.
US attorney general leaves hospital after 'fainting spell' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey left hospital Friday saying he felt "terrific" after he collapsed while giving a speech in Washington the previous evening.
Lawyer for missing girl's grandparents quits (FOX 30 Jacksonville)
The lawyer for the parents of a Florida woman charged with the murder of her 3-year-old daughter has quit, saying only the jailed mother knows the truth.
State Bar to Meet With Associations on ‘Find a Lawyer’ Service (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Representatives of voluntary bar associations and the State Bar Board of Governors will meet today in San Francisco to discuss the associations’ concerns with the State Bar’s efforts to initiate a new “Find a Lawyer” service, a Los Angeles County Bar Association spokesperson said yesterday.
Heated e-mail exchange between Mark Cuban, SEC lawyer posted online (Dallas Morning News)
Mark Cuban’s brother has posted online a series of fiery e-mails between Mr. Cuban and Jeffrey Norris, a Fort Worth lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – the same government agency that accused Mr. Cuban of insider trading this week.
4 women say they were inappropriately touched by lawyer (The Sacramento Bee)
Two sheriff's detectives testified in Sacramento Superior Court today about four women who said they were inappropriately touched by their divorce lawyer.
Federal lawyer questions reliability of accused synagogue bomber's testimony (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA - A federal lawyer accused university professor Hassan Diab of giving unreliable testimony Friday as he argued a Superior Court judge should deny him bail on charges of murder laid in France in connection with a 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris.
Mindanao lawyer receives threats (Yehey!)
A Pagadian city-based human rights lawyer received a text message on his cellular phone warning him to take things easy.
Charges but Few Answers in D.C. Lawyer's Murder (Law.com)
The strange tale surrounding the murder of D.C. lawyer Robert Wone continued to unfold last week, with the indictments of an Arent Fox lawyer, his domestic partner, and a close friend on an obstruction-of-justice charge related to Wone's death. According to a police affidavit, Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward, who were in a sexual relationship together, delayed reporting Wone's death ...
Lawyer argues for judge’s removal in death penalty case Alleges ‘appearance of impropriety’ by Deal (The Gainesville Times)
A lawyer for a murder defendant facing the possibility of the death penalty said the presiding judge violated his own order by obtaining information about the case outside of court.
Chinese social critic jailed for subversion: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese writer and social critic has been sentenced to three years in prison for subversion after posting articles on the Internet criticising the ruling Communist Party, his lawyer said Saturday.
Chinese social critic jailed for subversion: lawyer (TODAYonline)
A Chinese police car. A Chinese writer and social critic has been sentenced to three years in prison for subversion after posting articles on the Internet criticising the ruling Communist Party, his lawyer said
Chinese social critic jailed for subversion: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese writer and social critic has been sentenced to three years in prison for subversion after posting articles on the Internet criticising the ruling Communist Party, his lawyer said Saturday.