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Kochi lawyer is elated (Gulf Times)
KOCHI, Kerala: Ajay Malarkandi’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since yesterday morning. The Kerala lawyer studied law with US president-elect Barack Obama at Harvard and he just can’t wait to meet his former classmate at the institute’s reunion.
Goldsmith Defeats Aguirre In City Attorney Race (Channel 8 San Diego)
The race for city attorney is over. San Diegans have picked Judge Jan Goldsmith to replace Mike Aguirre. Goldsmith took 60 percent of the vote, compared to Aguirre's 40 percent. News 8 spoke to the former city attorney about losing his seat.
Cadet leader who tried to lure teenage girl should get house arrest, lawyer argues (Ottawa Citizen)
A former Cornwall sea-cadet leader who masturbated and exposed himself over the Internet to a pair of police officers posing as 13-year-old girls should not be sent to jail but spend the next 12 to 18 months under house arrest, his lawyer argued Wednesday.
Attorney wants judge to decide case alleging hoax (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney for a woman accused of a MySpace hoax that allegedly led to a 13-year-old girl's suicide wants the case to be decided by a judge, not a jury. Read comments
Casey Anthony lawyer: Take death penalty off the table (Sun-Sentinel)
A Miami lawyer hired by Casey Anthony's defense team gave prosecutors Wednesday a report that outlined why the single mother accused of killing her child should not get the death penalty.
Lawyer Wants Judge To Decide MySpace Suicide Case (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
An attorney for a woman accused of a MySpace hoax that allegedly led to a 13-year-old girl's suicide wants the case to be decided by a judge, not a jury. In the motion filed Wednesday, lawyer Dean Steward waives defendant Lori Drew's right to a jury trial. A hearing on the request is scheduled Monday in U.S. District Court.
Power of attorney on agenda at meeting (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Laws relating to power of attorney are expected to be standardised across all states following a meeting of attorneys-general in Brisbane starting Thursday.
Will Letten continue as U.S. Attorney under Obama? (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
The election of Democratic Barack Obama as president of the United States calls into question the future of local U.S. Attorney Jim Letten who has been at the forefront of several high-profile investigations into local corruption during the Bush administration.
Attorney wants judge to decide MySpace suicide case (KMOV St. Louis)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An attorney for an eastern Missouri woman accused of a MySpace hoax that allegedly led to a 13-year-old girl's suicide wants the tried by a judge rather than a jury.
Centerton Attorney Race: Most Votes, But Not Running (The Morning News)
The biggest vote-getter in Centerton's city attorney race had said she was going to withdraw because she was moving out of the city.
Burleson, Washington Counties Elect First GOP District Attorney (KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station)
For the first time ever, a Republican will serve as district attorney for Washington and Burleson Counties.
Hennepin County Attorney says Robo calls were made on Election Day (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says some Minnesotans recieved illegal robo calls on Election Day telling voters they could vote by phone.
P2.8M more seized from Dela Paz in Russia, lawyer admits (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Aside from the 105,000 euros (P6.9 million) that Russian authorities seized from retired Philippine National Police (PNP) comptroller Eliseo dela Paz, another 45,000 euros (P2.8 million) were also intercepted from him, his lawyer confirmed Thursday.
District Attorney to pursue manslaughter charge in shooting death of unborn baby (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The man who authorities allege used a chain saw and assault rifle to shoot into his estranged wife’s apartment, killing her boyfriend and the woman's unborn child, will be charged in the slaying of the 18-week-old fetus, the Clark County district attorney said today.
Dela Paz could’ve had more money--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Embattled retired comptroller Eliseo dela Paz could have carried more money with him when he and his wife were intercepted by Russian authorities in an airport there, his lawyer said on Thursday.
S.F. City Attorney to file legal challenge to Prop 8 (The Union)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco City Attorney's office says he plans to challenge the validity of a ballot measure that would change the state constitution to ban gay marriage.
Guy Ritchie’s custody lawyer (NZCity)
Guy Ritchie has hired a top lawyer to ensure his children with estranged wife Madonna continue to live in the UK.
New Harris County attorney says he's right for the job (Houston Chronicle)
Many local residents may have been saying "Vince who?" when they learned that voters ousted a Republican incumbent and elected the challenger in the county attorney's race. Democrat Vince Ryan defeated Mike Stafford 51 percent to 49 percent, benefiting from Barack Obama's long coattails and news reports about several Republican county officials' alleged ethical lapses.
Florida attorney general sues cruise line over fee disclosure (Sun-Sentinel)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum sued Imperial Majesty Cruise Line on Wednesday, alleging it failed to properly disclose $4 million in fuel surcharge fees to its passengers during the past two years.
FDLE: State attorney investigator duped disabled friend (Miami Herald)
A Miami-Dade state attorney's investigator who specialized in rooting out swindlers has been arrested on a charge she fleeced a mentally ill friend by illegally selling the woman's luxury goods online.
Ex-U.S. attorney to aid in Cooper's transition (Detroit Free Press)
Oakland County Prosecutor-elect Jessica Cooper plans to tap Alan Gershel, a former U.S. attorney widely respected in local legal circles, to head her transition team.
Koster pledges to be an activist attorney general (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
JEFFERSON CITY — Democrat Chris Koster pledged Wednesday to continue Jay Nixon's legacy as an activist attorney general. Koster won nearly 53 percent of the vote Tuesday to beat Republican state Sen. Mike Gibbons, R-Kirkwood, for the state's top legal post.
Zoeller wins race for attorney general (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Hoosiers who faced a clear choice for attorney general -- the insider vs. the crusader -- chose the insider, Republican Greg Zoeller.
District attorney, others named in Mazzeo lawsuit (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The woman who accused Gov. Jim Gibbons of attacking her in a parking garage has named more than a dozen people as potential defendants in her civil lawsuit, including Clark County District Attorney David Roger.
Jackson lawyer sentenced to 32 months in prison (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
A disbarred Jackson bankruptcy lawyer has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for defrauding clients out of thousands of dollars.
Salem lawyer takes a swing at Jordan's 'Monster Sweep' (Gloucester Daily Times)
SALEM and mdash; It's a case of three strikes, and maybe you're still not out. A Salem lawyer is hoping to call Jordan's Furniture to account for its "Monster Sweep," a promotion that promised money back to some customers if the Boston Red Sox swept the World Series.
Iran Bans Weekly Critical Of Ahmadinejad - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
TEHRAN (AFP)--The Iranian press watchdog has banned popular moderate weekly, Shahrvand Emrouz, which has been critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the magazine's lawyer told AFP Thursday.
Lawyer wants Bolante’s doctor charged (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—For allegedly helping former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-Joc” Bolante evade the Senate inquiry into the multi-million-peso fertilizer fund scam, his doctor must be charged for “unethical conduct,” a lawyer said.
Italy: Swiss lawyer testifies at 'CIA kidnapping' trial (Adnkronos)
Italy: Swiss lawyer testifies at 'CIA kidnapping' trial (AKI) - Swiss lawyer Dick Marty is appearing as a witness at the controversial trial of five Italian intelligence agents and 26 Americans, most of them CIA agents, in the northern city of Milan. The defendants are charged with abducting an Egyptian-born Muslim cleric and terrorism suspect there in 2003. Marty last year wrote a ...
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.
NJ's US attorney weighs career options (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey's corruption prosecuting U.S. attorney must decide whether he's got a political future.
Move to end NSB attorney's contract fails (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- An effort to end New Smyrna Beach City Attorney Frank Gummey's contract failed on a 2-3 vote Wednesday night.
Slater wins district attorney race; McBride takes Superior Court race (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Editor's note: Election numbers for the district attorney and Superior Court judge races were incorrect in Wednesday's paper because of a counting error. The latest numbers from the Georgia Secretary of State's Web site appear below.
Chattanooga: Attorney says investigation into child’s death was ‘beyond incompetent’ (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The defense attorney for a young man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby told jurors this morning that the state’s investigation of the case was “beyond incompetent.”
Satterfield attorney says law supports confidentiality claim (The Gazette)
IOWA CITY and#8212; State law supports keeping confidential former player Abe Satterfield's comments to Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz about a reported sex assault Satterfield is accused of, his attorney claimed today.The assertion was made in a Johnson County District Court motion, where Satterfield is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and aiding and abetting second-degree sexual abuse. ...
LP School District consults lawyer, engineering firm over track project (Lake Placid News)
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Central School District has consulted an attorney and an independent engineering firm about the newly completed track project, which some say isn't up to standards. Paul Carr, a forensic engineer and retired member of Watertown-based engineering firm the Bernier Carr Group, and Saranac Lake lawyer John Muldowney evaluated the track project. They pr
Ill. attorney general: Craiglist moves to clean up erotic ads (BizJournals)
Online classified ad service Craigslist reached an agreement with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, 41 other attorneys general and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to crack down on inappropriate content and illegal activity in its erotic services section.
Attorney wants Satterfield's statements suppressed (KWWL Iowa)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An attorney for a former Iowa football player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus says state law supports keeping confidential his clients' comments to coach Kirk Ferentz.
Attorney wants Satterfield's statements suppressed (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - November 6, 2008 1:54 PM ET IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An attorney for a former Iowa football player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus says state law supports...
U.S. Attorney Job Security? (KX TV North Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says he'll likely be out of a job with the Obama Administration... Wrigley says he's thought about opportunities in law, business, and public service if he's replaced. Wrigley it's too soon to talk about possible polit
SF City Attorney to file legal challenge to Prop 8 (San Francisco Chronicle)
The San Francisco City Attorney's office says he plans to challenge the validity of a ballot measure that would change the state constitution to ban gay marriage. Spokesman Matt Dorsey says City Attorney Dennis Herrera will file the legal challenge in the...
Celis' impersonating a lawyer trial set for Dec. (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
Corpus Christi businessman charged with falsely holding himself out as a lawyer
Election of Obama unlikely to help Khadr: defence lawyer (CBC)
While the election of Barack Obama to the White House may herald the closure of the U.S. military prison in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay, the lawyer for Canadian detainee Omar Khadr says the development is unlikely to help his client.
Lawyer: No death penalty for Caylee's mom (UPI)
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Miami lawyer argued in a report that Casey Anthony, a single mother accused of killing her young daughter Caylee, should not face the death penalty.
Lawyer: No death penalty for Caylee's mom (Moldova.org)
A Miami lawyer argued in a report that Casey Anthony, a single mother accused of killing her young daughter Caylee, should not face the death penalty.A 30-page report obtained by the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel points to alleged evidence problems and describes how Anthony's case does not fit the state criteria for the death penalty -- reserved for the worst homicides.It also says Anthony's erratic ...
U.S. Attorney Won't Charge Spitzer (The New York Observer)
The U.S. Attorney's office will not seek charges against former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned from office in March after news organizations reported that he had patronized a high-end prostitution ring. Here's the statement from U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia.  read more »
TBS Followed Team Sale Secrecy Pact, Lawyer Testifies (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Turner Broadcasting System Inc. never broke an agreement to keep secret a bidder's plan to buy professional sports teams whose sale is at the center of a breach-of-contract trial, TBS's top lawyer testified.
Yukos Lawyer Withdraws Pardon Petition (The Moscow Times)
07 November 2008 By Natalya Krainova / Staff Writer Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina, who is eight months pregnant, has withdrawn her petition for a presidential pardon for unclear reasons, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer for escort service worker blasts decision not to charge Spitzer (Capital News 9)
The lawyer for an escort service employee has blasted a federal prosecutor's decision to not criminally charge former Governor
Lawyer for escort service worker blasts decision not to charge Spitzer (WRGB Albany)
The lawyer for an escort service employee has blasted a federal prosecutor's decision to not criminally charge former governor Eliot Spitzer for his role in a call girl scandal.