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Michigan Attorney General's Office Answers Mary Lands' Parents (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
Michigan Attorney General's Office Answers Mary Lands' Parents
Palm Beach County attorney chronicles the Holocaust (Sun-Sentinel)
Lawyer shares his findings with high school students For many years, those in deep legal trouble have sought the counsel of criminal defense attorney Scott Richardson.
Former attorney general recalls struggle with son's suicide (Daily Herald)
It's been another tough year for former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan and his family. It was just over a year ago that Ryan's 24-year-old son, Patrick, committed suicide in the family's Elmhurst home.
Lawyer in AIM slaying wants presentence report (The Bismarck Tribune)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The lawyer representing one of two men charged with killing a woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975 wants to see the presentence report of the third man already convicted of the crime.
Prosecution asks to disqualify Glazebrook attorney (Papillion Times)
WAHOO - The prosecution is asking that a defense attorney in the Jeffrey Glazebrook murder case be disqualified.
Rabal Wins Attorney Post With 29 Percent (The Morning News)
With about 29 percent of the vote, Brian Rabal is Centerton's new city attorney.
Judge grants continuance so Cormican's fourth attorney can review case (Crookston Daily Times)
The case of a Crookston woman accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy received yet another continuance in Polk County District Court Wednesday after Kellie Ann Lundon-Cormican, 39, changed her attorney for the third time since last year when the case began.
Widow says former Texas attorney general Jim Mattox had heart attack (Dallas Morning News)
Former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox died of a heart attack, his widow said Sunday. Mr. Mattox, who died in his sleep Thursday at his Dripping Springs, Texas, home, had no history of heart problems, said Marta Mattox. He was 65.
iLaw adds lawyer number 10 to roster (The Lawyer)
Start-up IP boutique iLaw now employs 10 lawyers following the hire of former DLA Piper commercial lawyer Rachel Laurent. ...
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (Cy-Fair Sun)
The Texas Attorney Generals Office has filed suit against a Houston-based tanning salon chain, citing false health claims made in their advertising campaign.
Kroger appoints Leith associate attorney general (Salem Statesman Journal)
SALEM — Attorney General-elect John Kroger has named a veteran Oregon Justice Department lawyer for the No. 3 job in his office.
Sheik's lawyer: Settlement with Jackson is secret (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with pop star Michael Jackson are to remain private.
British-Pakistani terror suspect still alive: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
British-Pakistani terror suspect Rashid Rauf is still alive, his lawyer told the BBC on Monday, saying reports that he had died in a US missile attack in Pakistan were "fake."
Sheik's lawyer: Settlement with Jackson a secret (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with pop star Michael Jackson are to remain private.
Sheik's lawyer: Settlement with Jackson a secret (The State)
A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with pop star Michael Jackson are to remain private. Attorney Bankim Thanki says the two sides have come to a confidential agreement that they will sign soon. Al Khalifa had claimed the singer pulled out of a planned a series of collaborations. The sheik sued Jackson and was seeking the return of ...
Sheik's lawyer: Settlement with Jackson a secret (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with pop star Michael Jackson are to remain private. Attorney Bankim Thanki says the two sides have come to a confidential agreement that they will sign soon. Al Khalifa had claimed the singer pulled out of a planned a series of collaborations. The sheik sued Jackson and was ...
Sheik's lawyer: Settlement with Jackson is secret (KIVI Boise)
Associated Press - November 24, 2008 6:33 AM ET LONDON (AP) - A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with pop star Michael Jackson...
UK-Pakistani Terror Suspect Still Alive - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
LONDON (AFP)--U.K.-Pakistani terrorist suspect Rashid Rauf is still alive, his lawyer told the BBC on Monday, saying reports that he had died in a U.S. missile attack in Pakistan were "fake."
Sheik’s lawyer: Settlement with Jackson is secret (Las Vegas Sun)
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 (3:30 a.m.) A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with pop star Michael Jackson are to remain private.
SC mulls disciplinary action vs ex-Senate prexy Salonga, lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has ordered former Senate president Jovito Salonga and another lawyer to explain why they should not be disciplined for not replying to the comment of a Sandiganbayan justice whose nomination to the tribunal is being questioned.
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, NOPD Superintendent Warren Riley to meet today (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A week after officially taking office, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro is scheduled to meet today with New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley to begin establishing a relationship many see as essential to the success of the city's criminal justice system.
Sheik's lawyer: Settlement with Jackson is secret (AP via Yahoo! News)
The details of pop star Michael Jackson's settlement with a Bahraini prince are to remain confidential, a lawyer for the royal said Monday.
Sheik's lawyer: Settlement with Jackson is secret (AP via Yahoo! News)
The details of pop star Michael Jackson's settlement with a Bahraini prince are to remain confidential, a lawyer for the royal said Monday.
Michael J. Kelly's drive to succeed as an attorney lands him on bench with state Court of Appeals (The Flint Journal)
Michael J. Kelly FLINT, Michigan -- Michael J. Kelly traded his law books for a map book to accomplish a difficult feat. The Flint trial attorney spent the better part of the year crisscrossing 58 counties, convincing voters to pick...
Royal Palm Beach village attorney wins honors from League of Cities (The Palm Beach Post)
Village Attorney Trela J. White has won the 2008 City Attorney of the Year award from the Florida League of Cities.
Kerkorian Lawyer Sentenced to 3 Years for Wiretapping (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian ’s lawyer, Terry Christensen , was sentenced to three years in prison for hiring a private investigator to wiretap the phone of Kerkorian’s ex-wife during a child-support dispute.
NJ Attorney General Forces eHarmony to Launch Gay Matching Service (Gay Wired)
The New Jersey Attorney General's Division on Civil Rights has settled a case involving allegations that matching service eHarmony.com violated New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD) by failing to offer a same-sex matching service.
Settlement with ex-AIG chief breaks down: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Efforts to settle a long-running fraud lawsuit against American International Group Inc's former chief, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, have broken down amid the insurer's financial woes, a lawyer from the New York attorney general's office said on Monday.
Attorney for acquitted man blasts prosecution (The Times Record)
WOOLWICH — The attorney for the man accused of setting fire to Dot's Good Deals in Woolwich called his client's trial "one of the most outrageous cases I've ever seen or heard of."
Settlement with ex-AIG chief breaks down: Lawyer (Business Insurance)
NEW YORK (Reuters)—Efforts to settle a long-running fraud lawsuit against American International Group Inc.'s former chief, Maurice R. Greenberg, have broken down amid the insurer's financial woes, a lawyer from the New York attorney general's office said on Monday.
Attorney Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
A Maryland resident, who previously worked as an attorney in the District of Columbia, was sentenced today for one count of receiving child pornography, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division announced.
Lawyer denies Pakistani militant died in US strike (The Daily Star Lebannon)
British-Pakistani terror suspect Rashid Rauf is still alive, his lawyer told the BBC on Monday, insisting reports that he had died in a US missile attack in Pakistan were "fake."The alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of a 2006 transatlantic jet bombing conspiracy was reportedly killed over the weekend in a US raid in a northwestern border.
Lawyer twits JDV claim on 'fake' impeach bid (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer who filed what critics called a "weak" impeachment complaint against President Arroyo last year questioned former House speaker Jose de Venecia Jr.'s claim that his complaint was a "fake."
Florida attorney general speaks to Forum Club on Dec. 5 (The Palm Beach Post)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is scheduled to speak at the Dec. 5 lunch of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches at the Kravis Center.
Lawyer gets 3 years in wiretap case (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
A prominent Hollywood lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison in a wiretapping scheme.
Prosecution asks to disqualify Glazebrook attorney (La Vista Sun)
WAHOO - The prosecution is asking that a defense attorney in the Jeffrey Glazebrook murder case be disqualified.
High Powered Attorney Gets Three Years in Prison (LAist)
More coming out today from the controversy surrounding Anthony Pellicano : "A prominent Los Angeles attorney was sentenced today to three years in federal prison and fined $250,000 for conspiring with Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano to wiretap billionaire Kirk Kerkorian’s ex-wife. Terry Christensen was found guilty by a federal jury in August." [ LA Times ]
Cohen says new U.S. Attorney may inherit big cases (WMCTV Memphis)
With a new incoming president comes the appointment of a new U.S. District Attorney for the Western District.
Lawyer asks for stay in RPK trial (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin’s lawyer has asked for a stay on the defamation trial in the Sessions Court on grounds that it may be sub judice to the Altantuya Sharriibuu murder trial.
LI attorney loses state pension as probe continues (Newsday)
The New York State Comptroller's office has revoked the pension of another Long Island attorney and ordered him to pay back $82,209 to the state retirement system, officials said Monday.
Obama ready to nominate Holder for attorney general (Pioneer Press)
President-elect Barack Obama's transition strategists are now satisfied that Eric Holder will be confirmed as attorney general despite plans by Senate Republicans to ask tough questions at his confirmation hearings, Democratic officials said. Plans to name him to be the nation's top law enforcement officer are now definite after aides took soundings from Capitol Hill, the officials said.
Kerkorian Lawyer Sentenced to 3 Years for Wiretapping (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian ’s lawyer, Terry Christensen , was sentenced to three years in prison for hiring a private investigator to wiretap the phone of Kerkorian’s ex-wife during a child-support dispute.
Top attorney asks judge to throw out graphic allegations against former Crookston teacher (Grand Forks Herald)
The well-known Twin Cities defense attorney for Kellie Ann Lundon-Cormican, the Crookston woman charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy, is asking a judge to throw out some of the more graphic allegations against her before her trial begins next month. Advertisement: General Equipment & Supplies Leica Builder. Find out what it can do for you! Starting at $5405, with memory ...
Iraqi court clears lawmaker of charge of visiting Israel: his lawyer (People's Daily)
An Iraqi court cleared on Monday a lawmaker of charge of visiting Israel, ruling that the parliament decision to strip the lawmaker of his legal immunity was illegal as the visit to Israel is not against the Iraqi law, the defense lawyer said. "The Supreme Federal Court rejected the parliament's decision to strip the lawmaker Mithal al-Alusi of immunity for his participation in a conference held ...
Local JP Asks for Texas Attorney General Opinion (KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station)
Brazos County Justice of the Peace Tommy Munoz has requested an opinion from the Texas Attorney General's Office regarding the legality of a pilot program for truancy in Bryan ISD.
Woman takes plea, says lawyer's death a murder for hire (Newsday)
The fatal shooting of a Nesconset lawyer wasn't a botched robbery but a murder for hire, said a woman charged in the death of James DiMartino as she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Riverhead yesterday.
District discontinues use of attorney in teacher talks (The Timberjay)
In an effort to move teacher contract talks forward, School District 2142 plans to stop using an attorney as the district’s chief negotiator. The school district is one of three in the state without a teacher settlement for 2007-09.
16 cities affected by SC ruling hire topnotch lawyer and obtain Enrile support (Sun Star)
APART from hiring a topnotch lawyer, the “League of 16” has found an ally in newly-installed Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile in its effort to retain its cityhood status.
Boone County State's Attorney-elect Michelle Courier announces team of attorneys (Rockford Register Star)
State’s Attorney-elect Michelle Courier announced Monday the team of attorneys she has selected to prosecute cases on behalf of the people of Boone County.
Obama moves toward Clinton aide as Attorney-General (Hindustan Times)
COMMENT ON THIS ! Your Views! President-elect Barack Obama has reportedly picked a former high-ranking Clinton administration aide to serve as the next attorney general, the country's top law enforcement official.