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Attorney Ed Genson Says He Will Likely Defend Gov. Blagojevich (FOX News Chicago)
High-profile criminal defense attorney Ed Genson says he'll likely defend embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Genson told reporters Sunday evening that he has "to check some conflicts, but I'm sure I'll be retained."
High-profile defense attorney says he'll likely defend Gov. Blagojevich (KSDK St. Louis)
High-profile defense attorney says he'll likely defend Gov. Blagojevich
Blagojevich likely to hire high-profile criminal defense attorney (Crain's Chicago Business)
(AP) — High-profile criminal defense attorney Ed Genson says he'll likely defend embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Genson told reporters Sunday evening that he has "to check some conflicts, but I'm sure I'll be retained." Blagojevich and Genson met at his downtown Chicago law offices ...
Disgraced governor meets Conrad Black lawyer (Irish Examiner)
ILLINOIS Governor Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer over the weekend as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted president-elect Barack Obama’s White House transition.
Tan’s lawyer unfazed by ouster case (Manila Standard Today)
Lawyer Estelito Mendoza yesterday belittled the petition for his disqualification as Lucio Tan’s counsel filed by a government prosecutor. Mendoza branded the petition as an “old story” and said that similar attempts in the past to keep him from the ill-gotten wealth cases against Tan have failed.
48 percent raise for Utica school attorney (The Observer-Dispatch)
Utica school attorney Donald Gerace has received a 48 percent raise with his new contract, but district leaders and Gerace say his pay is still low.
Attorney seeks release for suspect in FBI shooting (WFMJ Youngstown)
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Prosecutors want a woman who fatally shot an FBI agent to be kept in jail until her trial on a federal murder charge. But an attorney for Christina Korbe says she is not a danger or a flight risk.
State’s attorney will not pursue charges against homeowner association (Kane County Chronicle)
CAMPTON HILLS – The state’s attorney will not pursue charges against a homeowners association president whose Internet comments about “spraying poop” spurred local officials to believe he threatened them.
Attorney General files suit against Colorado Humane Society (Tri-Lakes Tribune)
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that his office has filed a civil lawsuit against Colorado Humane Society & S.P.C.A., Inc., and its principals for alleged violations of Colorado law. As part of the lawsuit, Suthers has requested the appointment of a custodian to take over management of the charity in an effort to preserve the long-term viability of the organization.
Lawyer says he leaked warrantless wiretap story (Denver Post)
A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.
WATERLOO: Buettner appointed park attorney (Suburban Journals)
Mary Buettner has been appointed Waterloo Park District attorney and secretary.
Justice lawyer: I leaked surveillance info (Seattle Times)
A former Justice Department lawyer said he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless-eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.
Symons steps into role as judge; District Attorney's Office recruits new prosecutors (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
SANTA CRUZ -- On her last day with the District Attorney's Office, prosecutor Ariadne Symons was in one of her favorite places: the courtroom.
Ajmal held earlier by Indian agencies: Pak lawyer (rediff.com)
Amidst Pakistan's attempt to dispute the nationality of the lone surviving gunman arrested for the Mumbai terror attacks, a Pakistani lawyer has claimed Ajmal Amir Iman was a Pakistani citizen arrested two years ago in Kathmandu by "Indian agencies" with the help of Nepal.
Power of Attorney document not always honored (Fort Worth Business Press)
You may be surprised to learn that not all banks will accept your aging parents’ or even your Durable Power of Attorney document when it is needed.
Attorney: Contempt citation against sheriff should be dropped (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Competing authorities concerning an inmate put Sheriff Rick Dunlap in a tough spot, County Attorney Bob Hill said. Hill asked Judge James Schum to vacate a contempt citation issued after Gerardo Segura-Rodriguez was not brought to court Oct. 24 as ordered in a writ of habeas corpus.
Saddam Lawyer To Defend Bush Shoe Attacker (Nasdaq)
AMMAN (AFP)--Saddam Hussein's former lawyer said Monday that he is forming a team to defend the Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during his farewell visit to Baghdad.
Financial Blast Faxer is sued by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter (FOX 59 Indianapolis)
On December 12th, Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County against Envarion Corporation, a Texas-based business, and its president, George P. Godfrey, III, seeking an injunction to halt Godfrey and the company from blast faxing unwanted advertisements to Indiana residents. “These fax offers are frustrating for business owners who bear the brunt of the costs of ...
Shiv Sena activists attack lawyer house for willing to fight Kasab's case (The Times of India)
About 100 Shiv Sainiks attacked the residence of a lawyer, who showed interest in fighting the case of the terrorist arrested in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, Mohammed Ajmal Amin alias Kasab and ransacked his office.
Shiv Sena activists attack lawyer's house for willing to fight Kasab's case (The Times of India)
AMRAVATI: About 100 Shiv Sainiks today attacked the residence of a lawyer, who showed interest in fighting the case of the terrorist arrested in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, Mohammed Ajmal Amin and ransacked his office.
A Lawyer Bold Enough to Try and Cheat the Best (New York Times)
Marc S. Dreier knew the 45th-floor conference room of Solow Realty well. He had been in it many times as a trusted lawyer for the company’s founder.
Shiv Sena activists attack lawyer's house for willing to fight Kasab's case (The Times of India)
Shiv Sainiks attacked the residence of a lawyer who showed interest in fighting case of the terrorist arrested in Mumbai attack, Mohammed Ajmal Amin alias Kasab. .
DOJ Lawyer Dropped Dime On Bush Wiretaps (CBS News)
A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported.
DOJ Lawyer Dropped Dime On Bush Wiretaps (CBS News)
A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported.
Attorney: Mental health issues may have played role in case of teen charged in school shooting (Sun-Sentinel)
A defense attorney for a 15-year-old girl accused of fatally shooting a classmate at Dillard High School said in court today that mental health issues may play a part in his client's defense.
Madison assistant city attorney Jim Voss to retire (Wisconsin State Journal)
Madison assistant city attorney Jim Voss is retiring after 34 years of service, including a brief stint as acting city attorney in 2003-2004. Voss, 62, said he's been thinking about retirement for awhile and has decided to leave at the end of the year. He said he's most proud of the work he has done developing cooperative plans and intergovernmental agreements with neighboring municipalities. "I ...
GMAC Holders Agree to Revised Swap Terms, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- GMAC LLC investors holding about $10.5 billion of bonds agreed to revised terms of a debt swap designed to help the auto and home lender get financial aid from federal banking programs, their lawyer said.
Renowned Chicago lawyer considers taking governor's cases (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHICAGO (AP) – Renowned Chicago criminal defense lawyer Ed Genson says he'll know later Monday whether he'll represent Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Genson says if Blagojevich does hire him, he'll handle any possible impeachment case against the governor as well as the federal criminal charges he faces.
Shiv Sena forces lawyer to back out of Kasab case (IBN live)
Lawyer Ashok Sarogi has represented underworld don Abu Salem in the past.
Saddam s lawyer offers to defend Iraqi journalist (norsorpor.com)
AMMAN, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Khalil al-Dulaimi, Saddam Hussein s chief lawyer, on Monday offered to defend the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush who came to Iraq on a farewell visit.
Fort Worth adoption attorney convicted in forgery trial (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MARTHA DELLER Fort Worth attorney Kimberly Ashley-Stevens was convicted today of three felony charges related to forged documents in an adoption case. A Tarrant County jury deliberated about three hours before convicting Ashley-Stevens of fabricating physical evidence, tampering with a government document and passing forged documents in the case of a couple who were attempting to adopt an ...
Shiv Sena activists attack lawyer's house for showing will to fight Kasab's case (The Times of India)
AMRAVATI: About 100 Shiv Sainiks today attacked the residence of a lawyer, who showed interest in fighting the case of the terrorist arrested in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, Mohammed Ajmal Amin and ransacked his office.
Renowned attorney may take gov cases (SouthtownStar)
Renowned Chicago criminal defense attorney Ed Genson said today that if he's hired by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, he'll represent the embattled politician in any potential impeachment proceedings as well as his federal corruption case.
Jackson council to vote on ex-bodyguards' attorney fees (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Jackson City Council plan to vote again on Tuesday whether to give Mayor Frank Melton's two former police bodyguards thousands of dollars to pay their attorney fees from a 2007 state trial.
Manager of US attorney's office in Fort Myers wins Director's Award (Naples Daily News)
The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the manager of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fort Myers the Director's Award for her dedication over 18 years of service.
Attorney: Caylee's grandparents stand by accused daughter (CNN)
Caylee Anthony's grandparents continue to stand by their daughter, who is accused of killing the missing 2-year-old, an attorney said Monday.
Lawyer jailed after courtroom scuffle (The Clarion-Ledger)
A lawyer was led out of court in handcuffs Monday following an altercation with another attorney on the other side of a hurricane insurance case.
District attorney gets to hire clerk (The Mercury)
NORRISTOWN — After weeks of contentious debate about whether to fill a job vacancy in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, a new hire was narrowly approved last week.
Saddam s lawyer offers to defend Iraqi journalist (norsorpor.com)
AMMAN, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Khalil al-Dulaimi, Saddam Hussein s chief lawyer, on Monday offered to defend the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush who came to Iraq on a farewell visit.
Former US Attorney Tim Griffin Mulls Senate Bid (Arkansas Business)
Tim Griffin, who resigned his post as interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock after serving six months under scrutiny, says he's thinking about running against U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln in 2010.
Office manager at U.S. Attorney's Office in Fort Myers honored (The News-Press)
The office manager in Fort Myers for the U.S. Attorney's Office received a recognition award in Washington D.C. recently.
Lawyer: Sealing jail logs akin to 'Star Chamber' (WREG-TV Memphis)
Associated Press - December 15, 2008 4:34 PM ET LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette likens sealing the jail records of the suspect in the slaying of television...
Attorney: 7-year-old with knife did not mean to harm classmate (Sun-Sentinel)
A first-grader who police said robbed a classmate at knifepoint should not be prosecuted, because he and the other child were simply playing, the boy's attorney said.
Attorney for Larry Langford, two other defendants asks federal judge to waive right to speedy trial (Birmingham News)
Attorney estimates files already surpass 1 million pages
Xue's lawyer threatens to quit over pay (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A New Zealand man accused of murdering his wife and dumping his three-year-old daughter may be without a lawyer if he does not pay his legal bills this month.
Facebook first as lawyer uses site to track down debtors (The West Australian)
An Australian lawyer who won the right to serve legal documents on two defendants via Facebook says courts around the country will follow his lead. In what he believes is a world first, lawyer Mark M
Former US Attorney to join law firm (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - December 15, 2008 9:25 PM ET MILWAUKEE (AP) - U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic is joining Michael Best and Friedrich LLP as a partner in the law firm's litigation practice...
Xue may have to represent himself - lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A man accused of murdering his wife before fleeing to Australia and dumping his three-year-old daughter at a Melbourne railway station may have to represent himself in court if he does not get bail this week, his current lawyer says.
Attorney General Nominee Reports More Than $2 Million in 2008 Income (Law.com)
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday posted online Eric Holder Jr.'s attorney general questionnaire. It looks a lot like the questionnaire he filled out as a nominee to be deputy AG, but for a few voyeuristic details. First: His middle name is "Himpton." Second: He's been making a killing at Covington & Burling.
Attorney: Police Shot Man Through Screen Door (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
The attorney for the family of a man who was shot and killed by Stockton police said there's no reason to believe that the man was pointing his weapon at officers.