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Judge lets defense keep requested attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A 24-year-old Marengo man won’t have to go hunting for a new attorney days before a trial involving a fatal car accident is set to start.
Attorney general takes action to prevent merger (The Pasadena Citizen)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 12 state attorneys general, and the U.S. Department of Justice took legal action to block JBS Beef, S.A., from acquiring National Beef Packing Co.
German rape case: Medical exam confirms rape, says lawyer (The Times of India)
PANAJI: The medical examination conducted on the German minor has confirmed that she was raped, her lawyer claimed on Sunday. "I have spoken to the doctor and they told the examination has proved that she was raped," girl's lawyer Aires Rodrigues said.
German girl was raped, claims lawyer (The Times of India)
The medical examination conducted on the German minor has confirmed that she was raped, her lawyer claimed.
Runoff voting records seized by attorney general (NBC 13 Birmingham)
The Alabama attorney general’s office has seized records pertaining to the Oct. 7 municipal runoff election in Evergreen.
District attorney-elect outlines goals (The Farmington Daily Times)
FARMINGTON — Republican district attorney candidate Rick Tedrow won't be following election results for the race Tuesday night. He's the only candidate on the ballot.
Election 2008 - Fond du Lac County District Attorney candidates square off (Fond du Lac Reporter)
Candidates for Fond du Lac District Attorney have emphasized their differences, focusing on safety and experience.
Ill. attorney general to monitor election (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says 166 teams of investigators throughout the state will be monitoring the general election. Madigan says it's to ensure that voting rights are protected on Tuesday.
Russians protest jailing of pregnant lawyer (International Herald Tribune)
Almost 80,000 have signed an Internet petition calling for her release.
Martwick - District Attorney race hotly contested (Alamogordo Daily News)
Diana Martwick is an attorney with a private practice that handles defense and civil cases in the Alamogordo area. Martwick is a former Assistant District Attorney's Office for the 12th Judicial District Court.
Medical test confirms rape, says lawyer (Hindustan Times)
COMMENT ON THIS ! Your Views! The medical examination of the German minor has confirmed that she was raped, her lawyer claimed on Sunday. “I have spoken to the doctors and they said the examination has proved that she was raped,” Aires Rodrigues said.
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.
4:04 p.m.: Anderson lawyer dies of injuries (The Herald Bulletin)
An Anderson lawyer, Robert Cowles, has died of injuries he suffered Saturday in a motorcycle accident near Lapel. Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson reported that Cowles died shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Funding refusal compromises Narrogin suicides inquest: lawyer (The West Australian)
An expected coronial inquest into the deaths of six young Nyoongar men in the Wheatbelt town of Narrogin is uncertain, with the lawyer representing the families claiming inadequate Government funding
Attorney for Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons says Republican won't be charged in FBI corruption probe (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney for Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons says Republican won't be charged in FBI corruption probe. Comments are subject to the site's terms of use and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or approval of the Star Tribune.
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons cleared in FBI probe (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MATT APUZZO Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night. Gibbons, a former Republican congressman, has been under investigation into whether he improperly received gifts from a software company that received military contracts while he was in ...
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons cleared in FBI probe (The Fresno Bee)
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night. Read comments
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons cleared in FBI probe (The Fresno Bee)
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night. Read comments
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons Cleared in FBI Probe (ABC News)
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons cleared of wrongdoing in FBI corruption probe
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons cleared in FBI probe (San Francisco Chronicle)
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night. Gibbons, a former Republican congressman, has been under...
Attorney says that Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons cleared in FBI probe (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON - An attorney for Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons says the first-term Republican has been cleared of wrongdoing in an FBI corruption investigation.
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons cleared in FBI probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night.
Governor of Nevada Is Cleared in an Inquiry on Gifts, His Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Gov. Jim Gibbons has been cleared by the Justice Department of any wrongdoing in connection with an inquiry into whether he helped a friend win military contracts in exchange for gifts.
State's attorney hopefuls blast each other's records (ABC 7 Chicago)
Each candidate for Cook County state's attorney claims to be the voice of change.
Nevada governor cleared of wrongdoing, his attorney claims (The Toledo Blade)
WASHINGTON — Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night. Mr. Gibbons, a former Republican congressman, has been under investigation into whether he improperly received gifts from a software company that received military contracts while he was ...
Attorney: Gibbons cleared in FBI probe (Las Vegas Sun)
Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night.
Governor of Nevada is cleared in an inquiry on gifts, his lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
Governor Jim Gibbons has been cleared by the Justice Department of any wrongdoing in connection with an inquiry into whether he helped a friend win military contracts in exchange for gifts.
Choose an engineering firm as you would a banker or lawyer (BizJournals)
Most business owners would say good rapport is important when it comes to their banker, accountant or lawyer. The same goes for an engineer, said Arthur Schwartz, deputy executive director for the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Attorney says FBI probe clears Nevada Gov. Gibbons (AP via Yahoo! News)
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night.
Lawyer confident CA will junk Bolante petition - report (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Harry Roque on Monday expressed confidence that the Court of Appeals will junk the petition for writ of habeas corpus filed by the camp of former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante.
Attorney Says FBI Probe Clears Nevada Gov. Gibbons (ABC News)
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons cleared of wrongdoing in FBI corruption probe
Lawyer wins lawsuit over impersonation by another lawyer (Journal Inquirer)
A Hartford Superior Court jury has awarded West Hartford lawyer Wesley S. Spears a $73,000 verdict against Hartford lawyer Joseph S. Elder, who Spears says impersonated him during a criminal investigation in 2004.
Judge lets defense keep requested attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A 24-year-old Marengo man won’t have to go hunting for a new attorney days before a trial involving a fatal car accident is set to start.
U.S. Attorney's Office: Let feds test Mitchell (The Salt Lake Tribune)
They say his refusal of treatment at Utah State Hospital makes further exams there fruitless     The U.S. Attorney's Office is asking that self-proclaimed prophet Brian David Mitchell undergo a psychiatric evaluation at a federal facility to determine whether he is mentally competent
Lawyer says 2 should testify Ambrose argues payment evidence should be allowed (Erie Times-News)
The lawyer for an Erie hotelier is contending that a secret $30,000 payment to a top city zoning official in 2003 "smacks of an illegal payment to influence a public official."
Lawyer pushes for Bolante transfer to govt hospital (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A civil society lawyer on Monday pushed for the transfer of controversial former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-Joc” Bolante from St. Luke’s Medical Center to a government hospital.
U.S. attorney will meet with SFPD to discuss youth violence (The San Francisco Examiner)
The United States attorney for Northern California Joseph Russoniello will join forces with the San Francisco Police Department this morning for a conference aimed at stemming the flow of youths into the criminal justice system.
Boy's mom told police of threat before kidnapping, her lawyer says (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LAS VEGAS – The mother of a 6-year-old boy abducted last month went to police after she got a warning note in July, but was told there was no imminent threat and she should buy a shotgun, according to her lawyer.
Attorney: No charges for Nevada governor (San Diego Union-Tribune)
WASHINGTON – Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said last night.
No letup in duel for city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO – San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre and his challenger, Superior Court Judge Jan Goldsmith, clashed over Aguirre's pension litigation yesterday in their final televised debate before tomorrow's election.
Expedite investigations in German minor girl rape case: Lawyer (New Kerala)
Panaji, Nov 3 : Alleging that senior politicians in Goa are exerting pressure on the state police to hush up the German minor rape case, Advocate Aires Rodrigues, lawyer for the German woman, who has filed a case against the kin of politicians, today demanded expediting investigations into the case.
Runoff voting records seized by Ala’s attorney general (NBC 13 Birmingham)
The Alabama attorney general’s office has seized records pertaining to the Oct. 7 municipal runoff election in Evergreen.  Joy Patterson, spokeswoman for Attorney General Troy King’s office, said investigators served two subpoenas Oct. 28 that ordered any and all documents relating to the runoff to be surrendered to the state office.
Marblehead man accused of pushing ex-lawyer (Port Clinton News Herald)
NORWALK -- A Marblehead man is scheduled to be in Norwalk Municipal Court Nov. 10 after he allegedly argued with his former lawyer and pushed him, according to reports.
Uganda: Lawyer Wants Busoga King's Election Declared Null and Void (AllAfrica.com)
The lawyer representing the five chiefs opposed to the election of the Kyabazinga of Busoga for lack of a constitution says the recent election is null and void.
No letup in duel for city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre and his challenger, Superior Court Judge Jan Goldsmith, clashed over Aguirre's pension litigation yesterday in their final televised debate before tomorrow's election.
Attorney says FBI probe clears Nevada Gov. Gibbons (USA Today)
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose first term has been marred by an FBI corruption investigation, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not be charged in the probe, his attorney said Sunday night.
'We wouldn't have known a tenth' without breast cancer inquiry: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A St. John's lawyer who launched a class-action lawsuit over botched breast cancer tests said seven months of testimony at the Cameron inquiry have yielded invaluable detail and insight into what went wrong for hundreds of patients.
New lawyer at Reynoldson, Van Werden & Reynoldson (Osceola Sentinel-Tribune)
Reynoldson, Van Werden and Reynoldson law firm has recruited a new lawyer to their firm. Megan Tooker started with the firm Aug. 11. She interned with Justice Michael Streit, the Supreme Court Justice of Iowa, for two years.
Volunteer attorney to help seniors (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC Manitowoc County residents ages 60 and older can consult with a volunteer attorney to help them sort out legal issues.
Car Carrying Judge Slams Into Opponent's Attorney's Office (WLKY Louisville)
A circuit court judge that's running for re-election was inside a vehicle that slammed into an attorney's office.