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Attorney says sheriff could be in contempt (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Claiming disregard of a writ of habeas corpus, defense attorney Dan Shaffer asked the court to order a hearing that would require the sheriff to explain why he’s not in contempt.
Lawyer disbarred in 1996 reinstated (The State)
The South Carolina Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a disbarred lawyer who spent more than seven years in prison for killing a jogger in downtown Charleston while driving drunk can return to the courtroom, the first time the justices have reinstated an attorney whose crime involved a death. Mark Evans was disbarred in December 1996 after he pleaded guilty to felony drunken driving in the death ...
Attorney: Sebastian River Middle School coaches didn't properly supervise students (Vero Press Journal)
Indian River School District attorney Usher Brown concluded Sebastian River Middle School coaches Andrew Lewis and John Kebbel did not adequately supervise their athletes on a bus ride that led to an alleged attempted sexual battery in September. However, because of their stellar reputations as teachers, Brown recommended in his investigation report to Superintendent Harry LaCava they be ...
Stratford attorney backs term limits (Connecticut Post)
STRATFORD -- In a legal opinion that stunned some council members Monday and is likely to have a far-reaching political impact, Town Attorney Richard Buturla's issued a long-awaited decision that
Attorney offers advice for international students seeking jobs in United States (The Daily Toreador)
Don't hold your breath. The wait for an international student seeking an employment-based visa or permanent residence within the United States may take a while. New Mexico attorney John Lawit, who specializes in immigration and naturalization law, met with Texas Tech students and faculty Monday in the Student Union Building to discuss these issues and offer personal counseling on private ...
Attorney: A&E owes $7.5M (The Post and Courier)
In closing arguments before a federal jury, attorney Frank Cisa said cable television network A&E owes his client, local real estate investor Richard C. Davis, more than $7.5 million in a profit-sharing arrangement attached to the reality show "Flip This House." "He had the pilot (episo...
Frank Girardot: Rockefeller has a new attorney (Whittier Daily News)
Clark Rockefeller has hired a new lead defense attorney, Jeffrey Denner of Boston. The move came last week and may have gone unnoticed if Denner hadn't asked for the FBI to return about $280,000 in gold coins Rockefeller had in his possession when arrested.
Attorney tapped for port panel (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Mayor Bob Foster announced today that he has appointed attorney Susan Wise to the Long Beach Harbor Commission.
Johnson to serve as acting U.S. attorney in area district (Houston Chronicle)
Tim Johnson has been named acting U.S. attorney for the Houston-based Southern District of Texas, taking over for Don DeGabrielle, who resigned as of last week.
JOURNALIST AND TWO OTHERS HAVE TO PAY LAWYER RM100,00 DAMAGES (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- A journalist and two others have to pay RM100,000 in general damages to lawyer Datuk V.Muthusamy over a defamatory article published in the New Straits Times (NST) newspaper 17 years ago.
Funeral service is Wednesday for former judge, lawyer (The Indianapolis Star)
Services have been announced for Paul H. Buchanan Jr., 90, a former judge and lawyer in Indianapolis who died Thursday.
Attorney General's Office agrees to extend 2 cases (Erie Times-News)
The state Attorney General's Office has agreed to extend the prosecution of two high-profile local cases after requests from the defense.
Former lawyer admits stealing $624,000 (Deseret Morning News)
A former Toledo, Ohio, lawyer who made up a story about being kidnapped after a client accused her of stealing his money has admitted she took $624,000 from about two dozen people.
Free Press lawyer asks judge to reconsider order to reveal sources (Detroit Free Press)
A Free Press lawyer asked a judge Monday in Detroit to reconsider his order requiring reporter David Ashenfelter to give a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a former federal prosecutor.
Attorney: Taking Kilpatrick's law license was wrong (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he's considering asking the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board to set aside a judge's revocation of Kilpatrick's law license.
U.S. attorney for state hopes Obama keeps him on job (Las Vegas Sun)
Greg Brower, the U.S. attorney for Nevada, says he hopes the Democratic administration of Barack Obama won’t fire him.
CALLING UP OF LAWYER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW - IGP (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan said lawyer N Surendran was called up as police wanted to record his statement to complete investigation on the remand case of ten Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters who gathered in front of the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya on Oct 23.
Teen allegedly threatens to dismember lawyer, mail body parts to family (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
EAST BROOKFIELD - A judge yesterday revoked the bail of a Barre teenager awaiting trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter after hearing that he had allegedly threatened to dismember a lawyer who is a prospective witness in the case and mail his body parts to his family.
Gov. can't drop Madigan as attorney in IDOT suit (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office will continue to work for Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the lawsuit over whether it’s legal for the governor to move more than 100 state jobs from Springfield to southern Illinois. | Motion to dismiss suit (PDF)
Ex-Monroe County legislator's lawyer presses for exact time of alleged rape (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The lawyer for a former Monroe County legislator charged with raping a 16-year-old girl wants the prosecution to be more specific about the time the alleged assault occurred.
Teen's Bail Revoked After Lawyer Threatened (WCVB Boston)
A teenager awaiting trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter has had his bail revoked after allegedly threatening to kill and dismember a lawyer in the case.
Lawyer: Transgender woman beaten by Memphis police found shot to death (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
The lawyer for a transgender woman who was preparing to sue Memphis police says his client has been killed.
Police: Pa. attorney chained pregnant girlfriend (Centre Daily Times)
A Pennsylvania defense attorney has been charged with chaining his pregnant girlfriend to a couch without a phone nearby after a fight.
UK Deports Convicted Serbian War Criminal To Croatia - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
LONDON (AFP)--A Serbian man convicted of war crimes during the Balkan conflicts in the early 1990s is being extradited from the U.K. to Croatia Tuesday, his lawyer said.
Minot Adds City Attorney (KQCD-TV Dickinson)
The city of Minot will soon have its own full-time attorney for the first time. John Van Grinsven will begin the job on January second after being hired by the city council. He`s currently the Ward County state`s attorney.
IGP: Calling up of lawyer in accordance with the law (The New Straits Times)
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan said lawyer N Surendran was called up as police wanted to record his statement to complete investigation on the remand case of ten Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters who gathered in front of the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya on Oct 23.
Police: Pa. attorney chained pregnant girlfriend (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A Pennsylvania defense attorney has been charged with chaining his pregnant girlfriend to a couch without a phone nearby after a fight.
Attorney charged with chaining girlfriend to couch (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
SANKERTOWN, Pa. -- A defense attorney has been charged with chaining his pregnant girlfriend to a couch without a phone nearby after a fight
Lawyer: Transgender police beating victim killed (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
The lawyer for a transgender woman who was preparing to sue Memphis police says his client has been killed.
Attorney Thomas Kirby was a "giver" his entire life (Dayton Daily News)
Thomas Kirby, a lifelong resident and attorney in the Springboro-Franklin area, died Monday, Nov. 10 after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 73.
U.S. attorney: Man pleads guilty to drug charges (The Advocate)
Published: Nov 11, 2008 - UPDATED: 11:10 a.m. U.S. Attorney David Dugas says a Canadian man has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and ecstasy.
Midland lawyer to be disciplined (Simcoe.com)
Midland lawyer David Northcott is facing a six-month suspension and $5,000 fine for professional misconduct. The Law Society of Upper Canada announced the disciplinary action after ruling that Northcott, acting as an escrow agent with respect to purported financial transactions, had: • misapplied money that he was obliged to hold in escrow for five companies, by transferring the money to another ...
Attorney Thomas Kirby was a "giver" his entire life (Dayton Daily News)
Thomas Kirby, a lifelong resident and attorney in the Springboro-Franklin area, died Monday, Nov. 10 after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 73.
Burundi opposition chief charged with contempt for president: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Burundi opposition leader was on Tuesday charged with contempt for the president, his lawyer said, following his November 3 arrest alongside 37 party members for holding an illegal meeting.
Zimbabwe: Fugitive Journalist - Rights Lawyer Faces Arrest (AllAfrica.com)
Police intend to arrest human rights lawyer Harrison Nkomo after a British journalist he represented over a week ago skipped bail. The Standard was informed yesterday officers from the Law and Order section visited Nkomo's offices in Harare looking for the lawyer.
Attorney General Race Heats Up (WCSH 6 Portland)
AUGUSTA (AP) -- The race for Maine attorney general is heating up weeks before the newly elected Legislature will elect one of the three candidates seeking to replace Steven Rowe.
Attorney Thomas Kirby was a 'giver' his entire life (The Hamilton Journal News)
Thomas Kirby, a lifelong resident and attorney in the Springboro-Franklin area, died Monday, Nov. 10, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 73.
Teen allegedly threatens to dismember lawyer, mail body parts to family (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
EAST BROOKFIELD - A judge yesterday revoked the bail of a Barre teenager awaiting trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter after hearing that he had allegedly threatened to dismember a lawyer who is a prospective witness in the case and mail his body parts to his family.
County attorney race tightens (The Morning Sun)
After a recount Tuesday, the county attorney race remains undecided.
Attorney: Haywood sheriff doesn’t live extravagantly (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Waynesville – The attorney for Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander on Tuesday said he’d be surprised if a federal grand jury subpoena aimed at his client’s financial history turned up anything out of the ordinary.
K-Fed Attorney: "Not Going to Jump to Conclusions" (E! Online)
You can call Britney Spears oh-so-many things, but "negligent" isn't necessarily one of them. Longtime Kevin Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan exclusively tells E! News...
'Lawyer called up to assist in probe' (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Police called up lawyer N. Surendran so they could record his statement and complete investigations into the remand on Oct 23 of 10 Hindu Rights Action Force supporters.
Lawyer: deaths 'an accident' (Perth Now)
A FAMILY lawyer claims the deaths of two Ellenbrook children early Saturday were "an accident'' and he did not expect criminal charges to be laid.
Kevin Federline's Attorney Speaks Out About Jayden James' Hospitalization (US Weekly)
Kevin Federline's attorney has spoken out on the hospitalization of his son Jayden James. The two-year-old was in the care of his mom Britney Spears when he was admitted. "I think that whatever it is, a food allergy or some other case, we don't know yet," Kaplan told E!. "We're pleased that someone was aware enough to see that he was having some sort of reaction and do what was necessary...
Kamala Harris sets sights on state attorney general office (San Francisco Chronicle)
Just days after the presidential election of Democrat Barack Obama, the political ripple effects at the state and local level may already have begun, as a new breed of so-called "generation Obama" politicians like San Francisco District Attorney Kamala...
Lawyer Who Killed Jogger in Hit-and-Run Reinstated (Law.com)
The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a disbarred lawyer who spent more than seven years in prison for killing a jogger in a hit-and-run accident while driving drunk can practice law again -- the first time the court reinstated an attorney whose crime involved a death. The lawyer turned himself in to police three days after the accident; the jogger died two days later from head ...
SF DA Harris To Run For State Attorney General (CBS 5 Bay Area)
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris plans to run for California attorney general, CBS 5 has learned.
Myanmar labour activist jailed for 12 years: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent Myanmar labour advocate has been sentenced to more than 12 years in jail, her lawyer said Wednesday, the latest in a spate of prison terms handed to activists in the military-ruled nation.
Myanmar Labor Activist Jailed For 12 Years - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
YANGON (AFP)--A prominent Myanmar labor advocate has been sentenced to more than 12 years in jail, her lawyer said Wednesday, making her the latest in a number of activists given prison terms in the military-ruled country.
Lawyer challenges Cleveland's newly passed charter amendments (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
All six of Cleveland's newly approved charter amendments, including one that reduces the size of the City Council, could be nullified if a judge agrees the city placed them on the wrong election ballot. A lawyer challenging an amendment to...