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Kerkorian's lawyer sentenced in wiretap case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Terry Christensen, a lawyer for billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, was sentenced to three years imprisonment for hiring a private investigator to tap the phone of Kerkorian's ex-wife during a child-support dispute, court documents show.
Washington judge yelled 'tyrant' at Attorney General Michael Mukasey before he collapsed (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A Washington State Supreme Court judge has admitted that he was the one who stood up and yelled "tyrant!" at U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey last week, during a speech in which Mukasey later fainted.
Lawyer Is Sentenced in Wiretap Case (New York Times)
A lawyer for the billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Terry Christensen, was sentenced to three years in prison for hiring a private investigator to wiretap the phone of Mr. Kerkorian’s ex-wife during a child-support dispute.
Gableman hires anti-abortion attorney to fight ethics charges (The Capital Times)
If there was any question as to where newly elected Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman stands on abortion or, for that matter, on a host of other social issues, his choice of attorney should provide some clues. Gableman, who is facing charges that he violated the Wisconsin Judicial Code of Conduct during his spring race against incumbent Justice Louis Butler, is being represented ...
After 5 years, Boniello quitting deputy attorney post (The Buffalo News)
LEWISTON -- After five years as deputy attorney for the Town of Lewiston, David G. Boniello offered his resignation in a faxed letter to board members and the media on Tuesday.
Massachusetts Attorney General Urges Congress To Support The Protecting Patients And Healthcare Act (Medical News Today)
Today, Attorney General Martha Coakley submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, urging it to report favorably on the Protecting Patients and Healthcare Act, which was introduced by Senators Hillary Clinton and Patty Murray last week. In her letter, the Attorney General expressed her continued opposition to the U.S.
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.
Attorney general: Beware Amber Alert phone scam (The Wichita Eagle)
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is warning residents to be wary of a phone scam using the name of the Amber Alert program to defraud people. The caller claims money is being raised to upgrade the Amber Alert program and that donations may be made by cash, credit card or check. The Kansas Amber Alert program is not soliciting money from the public, Six said. Law enforcement officers in Osage ...
Pompano lawyer barred from debt settlement (Miami Herald)
A judgment in a lawsuit filed by the Florida attorney general against Pompano Beach lawyer Laura Hess bars her and affiliated companies from the debt settlement or debt management-related businesses.
US attorney's office: Verdict due in MySpace case (Boston Herald)
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. attorney's office says a verdict is to be read in the MySpace cyber-bullying trial of a Missouri mother. A statement issued by the prosecutors'...
Attorney cited in investment scheme (The Kansas City Star)
An Independence attorney has been ordered to pay $560,000 to a widow whose savings the state says he misappropriated in an investment scheme.
Lawyer ponders lawsuit over Cobequid Pass tie-up (CBC New Brunswick)
A Halifax lawyer is considering a class-action lawsuit on behalf of travellers stranded on Nova Scotia's Cobequid Pass last week.
Israeli attorney-general considers charging Olmert (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's attorney-general said on Wednesday he was considering bringing criminal charges against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a corruption case that forced his resignation.
Attorney general 'considering' indicting Olmert (GMA News)
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert moved a significant step closer to going on trial Wednesday when the attorney general said he is considering indicting Olmert in a corruption case involving double billing Jewish groups for trips abroad.
US attorney's office: Verdict due in MySpace case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. attorney's office says a verdict is to be read in the MySpace cyber-bullying trial of a Missouri mother.
Escort "sexed up" accusations: Boy George's lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Boy George's lawyer said on Wednesday the man who has accused the British singer of tying him up and beating him with a chain last year "sexed up" his story to sell it to the press.
Escort "sexed up" accusations: Boy George's lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Boy George's lawyer said on Wednesday the man who has accused the British singer of tying him up and beating him with a chain last year "sexed up" his story to sell it to the press.
Lawyer asks court to ignore bribery raps (Sun Star)
IF THE anti-graft office had its way, the next time lawyer Gines Abellana appears before the 6th branch of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Cebu City, it will be as the accused and not the counsel.
Israeli Attorney General 'Considering' Indicting Olmert (Fox News)
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert moved a significant step closer to going on trial Wednesday when the attorney general said he is considering indicting Olmert in a corruption case.
Israeli attorney-general considers charging Olmert (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Israel's attorney-general said on Wednesday he was considering indicting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for fraud, bribery and tax evasion in a case over fake travel expenses that has already forced him to resign.
Family Lawyer Urges Shooting Suspect To Come Forward (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
The hunt is still on for the suspect of the Southcenter Mall double shooting as the lawyer for the shooter’s family is urging the suspect to turn himself in.
Tampa attorney tasered during code enforcement meeting (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- A Tampa attorney was Tasered by police this afternoon during a meeting of the Tampa Code Enforcement Board. Carl Roland Hayes, 53, was addressing the board at 12:40 p.m. about the aluminum windows he'd installed at his Seminole...
Attorney says federal board decision shouldn't stop air permits for coal-fired power projects from being issued (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
An attorney for the company developing a coal-fired power plant at Mesquite today said a decision by a federal environmental appeals board shouldn't stop the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection from issuing final air permits for coal-fired power projects in Nevada.
Lawyer seeks to have case against hockey icon Guy Lafleur dismissed (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - The lawyer representing Guy Lafleur wants obstruction of justice charges laid against the hockey great to be thrown out.
Guns N' Roses' lawyer lashes out at Dr Pepper (Los Angeles Times)
Guns N' Roses lawyer Alan S. Gutman has lashed out at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, claiming in a letter to the company that the soda makers failed to make good on a promise
Guns N' Roses lawyer blasts Dr Pepper (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
LONDON (Billboard) - The lawyer for Guns N' Roses and Axl Rose has castigated Dr Pepper, accusing the soda maker of failing to deliver on its promotion to offer free soda in celebration of the band's new album, "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses was never involved in the campaign.
Guns N' Roses lawyer blasts Dr Pepper (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Guns N' Roses and Axl Rose has castigated Dr Pepper, accusing the soda maker of failing to deliver on its promotion to offer free soda in celebration of the band's new album, "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses was never involved in the campaign.
Sanctions Upheld Against Lawyer for Informing Client About Trade Secrets (Law.com)
A California appeals court affirmed sanctions of almost $44,000 against an IP lawyer last week for informing her client that trade secrets, which the opposing party intended to be filed under seal, were in the court's public file. The court ruled that attorney Joanna Mendoza should have known she was violating a protective order even though the document was publicly available, noting that 250 of ...
Attorney says toddler's death was accidental (The Desert Sun)
The attorney for a Desert Hot Springs man charged with murdering a toddler in his care claimed today that the death was accidental, but a district attorney's official said prosecutors have evidence to prove otherwise.
Attorney ordered to pay widow $560,000 in investment scheme (The Kansas City Star)
An Independence attorney has been ordered to pay $560,000 to a widow whose savings the state says he misappropriated in an investment scheme.
Police: Lawyer, cop left man to die (KRQE Albuquerque)
A member of the governor's security detail was in the passenger seat when a politically connected and possibly drunk lawyer left an injured pedestrian to die on a Santa Fe street, police are reporting.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Under Fire (2News Salt Lake City)
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff under fire this week.
Supreme Court suspends attorney (Tribune Chronicle)
WARREN - Once found in contempt by a Columbiana County judge hearing a murder trial and more recently a Mahoning County judge presiding over a rape case, local attorney George Kafantaris was suspended from practicing law Wednesday by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Richard Cordray plans shake-up in Ohio attorney general's office (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Richard Cordray takes over as Ohio attorney general in January.COLUMBUS -- Some of the top brass at the state attorney general's office who survived the sexual harassment scandal that rocked the agency earlier this year might find their careers again...
State lawyer punished for misusing databases (The Columbus Dispatch)
A lawyer in the Ohio attorney general's office was suspended for five days for using state databases to check up on social acquaintances, the office said yesterday.
Algerian human rights lawyer convicted for denouncing violations (Amnesty International)
The Court of Appeals in Algiers upheld the conviction of a prominent human rights lawyer, Amine Sidhoum, on Tuesday.
Tampa attorney Tasered by officer during meeting (Miami Herald)
Police say an attorney was Tasered by officers during a meeting of the Tampa Code Enforcement Board.
Attorney ordered to repay money (The Springfield News-Leader)
Independence -- An Independence attorney must pay $560,000 to a woman whose savings authorities say he lost in an investment scheme.
Prosecutors: Alleged phony lawyer violated order (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking to arrest a man accused of impersonating a lawyer around the country, saying he violated the terms of his release while awaiting trial.
Mumbai attacks: British lawyer trapped in siege hotel (Daily Telegraph)
Mark Abell a British lawyer from London talks to Telegraph TV from his room in the Trident Oberoi hotel in Mumbai which is under siege.
Attorney asks for funds to pay secretary (The Buffalo News)
OLEAN -- City Attorney Dan DeRose renewed his request Tuesday night for money to pay a secretary in his law firm to help him in his work for the City of Olean. The question was sent up to the Council in a 5-2 vote of the Committee of the Whole.
Lawyer arrested, accused of trying to bribe Mountie (Montreal Gazette)
A Laval lawyer arrested at his home on allegations he tried to bribe an RCMP investigator has been ordered to not communicate with a man described as one of the most influential members of the Montreal Mafia.
Probe ‘abduction’ of militant lawyer, group asks CHR (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) asked the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Thursday to investigate the "illegal" arrest and detention of its head lawyer last October.
Fla. Attorney Tasered By Officer During Meeting (NBC 6 Miami)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Police say an attorney was Tasered by officers during a meeting of the Tampa Code Enforcement Board. A Tampa Police spokesman says 53-year-old Carl Roland Hayes was addressing the board Wednesday when he became visibly upset. He was asked to leave the meeting.
Officer 'Drive Stuns' Attorney With Taser (Local 6 Orlando)
Officers shocked an attorney with a Taser gun during a meeting, authorities say.
Russia Failing In Case Of Assaulted Journalist - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
MOSCOW (AFP)--The Russian authorities have failed to make any progress in investigating an assault on a campaigning local journalist that forced the amputation of his leg, his lawyer said Thursday.
GNR Lawyer Angry at Dr. Pepper (MuchMusic.com)
Guns N’ Roses’ lawyer is angry at Dr. Pepper for inadequately following through on their pop promotion. The soft drink manufacturer had promised a free beverage to all US residents if GNR released Chinese Democracy by year end. Demand was so high that Pepper’s servers crashed on release day.
Judge lets media attorney hear Zimmermann 911 call (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MADISON, Wis. - A Dane County judge has ruled a media attorney can listen to a 911 call made from a slain college student's cell phone. However, the attorney can't disclose the call's contents to his clients or anyone else.
Judge lets media attorney hear Zimmermann 911 call (The Capital Times)
MADISON -- A Dane County judge has ruled a media attorney can listen to a 911 call made from a slain college student's cell phone. However, the attorney can't disclose the call's contents to his clients or anyone else. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard G. Niess said Wednesday he'll rule later on whether the tape may be made public. Twenty-one-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison senior ...
Judge lets media attorney hear Zimmermann 911 call (Wausau Daily Herald)
MADISON A Dane County judge has ruled a media attorney can listen to a 911 call made from a slain college students cell phone.