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Minneapolis city attorney suing the city (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A Minneapolis city attorney is suing the city, claiming in part an oral exam tied to promotions is discriminatory.
China sentences Falungong follower to three years in jail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The wife of a man who died in police custody in China ahead of the Beijing Olympics was sentenced to prison on Tuesday for supporting the outlawed Falungong spiritual group, her lawyer said.
No charges in brawl case until FSU police give more information, Attorney's Office says (Tallahassee Democrat)
The State Attorney's Office for the 2nd Judicial District says possible charges or arrests won't happen in the FSU brawl case until campus police can provide more information.
Charges but Few Answers in D.C. Lawyer's Murder (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Sunrise city attorney says mayoral election not needed (Miami Herald)
Sunrise City Attorney Stuart Michelson won his high-paying, no-bid job last summer thanks to a key vote from Deputy Mayor Roger Wishner.
Attorney general leans toward staying in Iowa (The Des Moines Register)
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Monday he expected to remain in office and seek re-election, despite having had conversations with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team about serving in the administration.
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (Cypress 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.
Politkovskaya murder trial reopened to public: defence lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The judge in the trial of four men charged over the murder of outspoken journalist Anna Politkovskaya has ordered that the process will again be open to the public, the defence lawyer said Tuesday.
Politkovskaya Murder Trial Reopened To Public-Defense Lawyer (Nasdaq)
MOSCOW (AFP)--The judge in the trial of four men charged over the murder of outspoken journalist Anna Politkovskaya has ordered that the process will again be open to the public, the defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer links Russian politician to the killing of journalist Politkovskaya (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MOSCOW - A defence lawyer in the trial of three men charged in the killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya says the indictment indicates a politician in Russia was behind her slaying.
Russian politician ordered Politkovskaya murder: defence lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The murder of outspoken journalist Anna Politkovskaya was ordered by a Russian politician based inside the country in revenge for critical articles, a defence lawyer said Tuesday.
Top attorney asks judge to throw out graphic allegations against former Crookston teacher (Park Rapids Enterprise)
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.
WWTA Says It Has Turned Over Attorney Billing Records County Commission Had Threatened To Sue If Request Denied (The Chattanoogan)
The Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority on Wednesday morning delivered to the County Commission billing records that had been requested relating to legal bills submitted by attorney John R. Anderson, WWTA officials said.
3 years for attorney in wiretap scheme (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
LOS ANGELES -- A prominent Hollywood attorney was sentenced Monday to three years in prison in a wiretapping scheme that targeted the former wife of MGM mogul Kirk Kerkorian to disprove her claims that he was the father of her young daughter.
Lawyer: Russian politican link to journalist death (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer in the trial of three men charged in the killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya says the indictment indicates a politician in Russia was behind her slaying.
Woman?s attorney settles on defense strategy (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — The attorney for a Rogers woman accused of killing her husband will use a mental disease or defect as defense against the crime. (Benton County Daily Record)
Iowa attorney general expects to stay in Iowa (KWWL Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says he's leaning toward staying in Iowa - despite talks about serving in President-elect Barack Obama's administration.
Russian politician ordered Politkovskaya murder: defence lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The murder of outspoken journalist Anna Politkovskaya was ordered by a Russian politician based inside the country in revenge for critical articles, a defence lawyer said Tuesday.
Stripper: NY lawyer was murder-for-hire victim (The State)
An exotic dancer in New York has pleaded guilty to murder charges, claiming she helped arrange the hired killing of a Long Island attorney. The lawyer was found shot last month in a restaurant parking lot in Commack. Police initially believed he was the victim of a botched robbery. Prosecutors have not indicated a motive for the killing. However, on Monday, Monique Randall testified that the ...
Stripper: NY lawyer was murder-for-hire victim (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) An exotic dancer in New York has pleaded guilty to murder charges, claiming she helped arrange the hired killing of a Long Island attorney. The lawyer was found shot last month in a restaurant parking lot in Commack. Police initially believed he was the victim of a botched robbery. Prosecutors have not indicated a motive for the killing. However, on Monday, Monique Randall ...
Stripper Pleads Guilty To L.I. Attorney's Murder (WCBS-TV New York)
An exotic dancer has pleaded guilty to murder charges, claiming she helped arrange the hired killing of a Long Island attorney. The lawyer was found shot last month in a restaurant parking lot in Commack.
Attorney asks judge to toss graphic allegations against Crookston ex-teacher charged with sex with boy, 14 (Pioneer Press)
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — 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.
Lawyer: Russian politician behind journalist death (The Charlotte Observer)
(By DAVID NOWAK, Associated Press Writer) A defense lawyer for one of three men charged in the killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya said Tuesday that their indictment indicates a politician inside Russia ordered her slaying. Attorney Murad Musayev said the indictment named no specific figure. But his statement contradicts authorities' suggestions that the killing was the work ...
Lawyer: Russian politician ordered murder of reporter (CNN)
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- A defense lawyer for one of three men charged in the killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya said Tuesday that their indictment indicates a politician inside Russia ordered her slaying.
Attorney: 8 new charges filed against Alamo (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo says his client has been indicted on eight new federal charges.
Sunrise city attorney says mayoral election not needed (Miami Herald)
Sunrise City Attorney Stuart Michelson won his high-paying, no-bid job last summer thanks to a key vote from Deputy Mayor Roger Wishner.
Attorney: 8 new charges filed against Alamo (NBC 12 Richmond)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An attorney for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo says his client has been indicted on eight new federal charges. Alamo has previously pleaded innocent to federal charges in Arkansas that he took minors across state lines for sex.
Attorney recuses himself in Valentine murder case (WSTM Central New York)
The attorney for one of two men charge in the stabbing death of a former Bishop Ludden basketball player has recused himself from the case.
Defense: Fla. attorney's actions not a crime (Miami Herald)
Defense lawyers for a prominent Miami attorney indicted in a drug case claim he shouldn't be charged at all because the law protects him.
Court affirms attorney's dismissal (Salina Journal)
The Kansas Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court decision upholding a Salina law firm’s dismissal of an attorney.
Defense: S. Fla. Attorney's Actions Not A Crime (NBC 6 Miami)
MIAMI -- Defense lawyers for a prominent Miami attorney indicted in a drug case claim he shouldn't be charged at all because the law protects him. Lawyers for attorney Ben Kuehne told a federal judge Tuesday that key charges should be dismissed because of an exemption in the law.
Trail Blazers blog: Former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox laid to rest (Dallas Morning News)
Several hundred people jammed the First Baptist Church in downtown Austin today for the funeral of former Attorney General and Dallas congressman Jim Mattox.
Attorney: 8 New Charges Filed Against Alamo (Eyewitness News Memphis)
An attorney for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo says his client faces eight new charges in a sealed federal indictment.
Attorney general denies dragging feet on ethics complaints (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
State Attorney General Thurbert Baker on Tuesday fired back at the state Ethics Commission over allegations that his agency delayed moving forward on complaints against politicians, in some cases for several years.
Ex-New London lawyer pleads guilty to tax evasion (Boston Globe)
A former New London lawyer faces possible prison time after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion.
Defense: Fla. attorney's actions not a crime (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent lawyer indicted on money-laundering and other charges for his involvement in a Colombian cocaine kingpin case is innocent because of an exemption in federal law, the attorney's defense told a U.S. judge Tuesday in a case being closely watched by defense lawyers around the country.
Defense: Fla. attorney's actions not a crime (The Charlotte Observer)
(By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer) A prominent lawyer indicted on money-laundering and other charges for his involvement in a Colombian cocaine kingpin case is innocent because of an exemption in federal law, the attorney's defense told a U.S. judge Tuesday in a case being closely watched by defense lawyers around the country. John Nields, attorney for fellow lawyer Ben Kuehne, said a ...
Defense: Fla. attorney's actions not a crime (The State)
A prominent lawyer indicted on money-laundering and other charges for his involvement in a Colombian cocaine kingpin case is innocent because of an exemption in federal law, the attorney's defense told a U.S. judge Tuesday in a case being closely watched by defense lawyers around the country. John Nields, attorney for fellow lawyer Ben Kuehne, said a key money-laundering conspiracy charge should ...
Killington lawyer convicted in 2007 crash (Boston Globe)
A jury has convicted a Killington lawyer in a 2007 traffic accident in which he told police his wife had been driving the vehicle.
Lawyer Is Sentenced in Wiretap Case (New York Times)
A lawyer for the billionaire Kirk Kerkorian was sentenced for hiring a private investigator to wiretap the phone of Mr. Kerkorian?s ex-wife.
Family of Murdered D.C. Lawyer Files $20 Million Wrongful Death Suit (Law.com)
The family of Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Wone filed a $20 million wrongful death suit Tuesday against three men who were indicted last week for allegedly obstructing the investigation into his death. The complaint accuses Arent Fox partner Joe Price, his partner Victor Zaborsky and their roommate Dylan Ward of conspiring to thwart the investigation and of "intentional, reckless and/or ...
Attorney for 8-year-old Arizona murder suspect objects to dropping 1 charge (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The attorney for an 8-year-old Arizona boy charged with fatally shooting his father and another man doesn't want prosecutors to drop one of the first-degree-murder charges.
Former attorney Frances Hermes arrested, charged in Montgomery with drunken driving (MyCentralJersey.com)
A former Somerville attorney already facing more than a dozen charges in three towns and recently jailed on a charge of violating a restraining order is in more trouble with the law.
Family of Slain Lawyer Sues Three Former Housemates (Washington Post)
The widow and family of a prominent Washington lawyer who was stabbed to death in 2006 filed a $20 million lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court yesterday, alleging that three friends of his concealed evidence and lied to police in a cover-up.
Attorney urges jury to find Chevron responsible for killings at oil platform (Los Angeles Times)
In his closing argument, he says the firm paid for and brought Nigerian soldiers to the site to break up a demonstration. Four people were shot to death. Seeking to hold Chevron Corp. accountable for its practices overseas, an attorney for 19 Nigerian villagers urged a federal jury Tuesday to find the oil company responsible for the killing and wounding of four Nigerians during a protest at ...
Defence lawyer standing by murder charge in case of eight-year-old child (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The lawyer for an eight-year-old Arizona boy charged with fatally shooting his father and another man doesn't want prosecutors to drop one of the first-degree-murder charges.
Lawyer Sentenced in Pellicano Case (New York Times)
Terry N. Christensen, the Hollywood lawyer who represented many studios and executives, was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison on charges of conspiracy to commit wiretapping and aiding and abetting a wiretap, The Associated Press reported. In 2002 Mr. Christensen was representing the billionaire Kirk Kerkorian in a legal battle against Mr. Kerkorian?s ex-wife, Lisa Bonder Kerkorian. At ...
Detectives interview DeLeo's lawyer (Boston Globe)
The investigation of Richard Vitale, House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi's close friend and personal accountant, has led State Police to the House Ways and Means Committee, where they interviewed a lawyer for its chairman, Representative Robert A. DeLeo, about efforts by Massachusetts ticket brokers to gut the state's antiscalping laws.
Family of Murdered D.C. Lawyer Files $20 Million Wrongful Death Suit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The family of Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Wone filed a $20 million wrongful death suit Tuesday against three men who were indicted last week for allegedly obstructing the investigation into his death.
Boy's attorney objects to charge dismissal (Deseret Morning News)
The attorney for an 8-year-old Arizona boy charged with fatally shooting his father and another man doesn't want prosecutors to drop one of the first-degree-murder charges.