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Attorney David Nahmias Stays on Board (WCTV Tallahassee)
US Attorney Nahmias stays on for now.
No Witnesses In Murder Of Russian Lawyer - Police (Nasdaq)
MOSCOW (AFP)--No witness has yet come forward with evidence over the fatal shooting in a busy Moscow street of a Russian lawyer who uncovered a major human rights abuse in Chechnya, police said Wednesday.
US Attorney David Nahmias Stays On Job For Now (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
David Nahmias, who attended law school with President Barack Obama, will remain U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia for the time being.
Attorney reassigned in Bierria case (The Daily Star)
DELHI _ Escalating costs to defend the man charged in the stabbing death of SUNY Delhi student Tyshawn Bierria prompted the attorney’s reassignment Tuesday in Delaware County Court.
Lawyer sues Pacman, claiming unpaid legal fees (ESPN)
A lawyer who has represented Adam "Pacman" Jones, members of his family and his friends is suing the NFL defensive back for fees "in excess of $10,000," according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Chechens Protest Killing of Prominent Lawyer (Law.com)
Hundreds of people rallied in the Chechen capital Tuesday to protest the slaying of a lawyer who opposed the early release of a Russian army officer convicted of strangling an 18-year-old Chechen woman.
Colin Higgins Trust Sues Attorney Over "9 to 5" Rights (Playbill)
Colin Higgins Prods., the trust representing the late screenwriter, is suing lawyer Barry Hirsch, saying the attorney failed to represent the author in negotiations for turning the screenplay of "9 to 5" into a stage musical.
DA: Attorney stole $700,000 (Newsday)
Real estate lawyer used two schemes to get money, district attorney says An East Meadow real estate lawyer was charged with stealing $700,000 from investors in two schemes, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Wednesday.
Russians condemn slaying of rights lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorneys, activists and lawmakers Wednesday condemned the brazen shooting of a human-rights lawyer on a busy Moscow street and called for a thorough and honest investigation into a killing that spotlighted the risks faced by Russians who fight for justice.
Russians condemn slaying of rights lawyer (The Charlotte Observer)
(By DAVID NOWAK, Associated Press Writer) Attorneys, activists and lawmakers Wednesday condemned the brazen shooting of a human-rights lawyer on a busy Moscow street and called for a thorough and honest investigation into a killing that spotlighted the risks faced by Russians who fight for justice. Rights activists have compared Monday's murder of Stanislav Markelov to the 2006 slaying of ...
Greene's lawyer asks judge to allow him to view sealed text messages (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A lawyer for the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene asked a judge today to let him look at text messages that U.S. magistrate judges have deemed potentially relevant in the family's lawsuit against the city of Detroit.
Lawyer for slain stripper's family wants access to text messages (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for the family of slain stripper Tamara Greene today filed a motion asking that he be given access to 13 text messages that might shed light on her 2003 killing.
DA: Attorney stole $700,000 (Newsday)
Real estate lawyer used two schemes to get money, district attorney says An East Meadow real estate lawyer pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing $700,000 from investors in two schemes, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and the defense attorney said Wednesday.
Vote delayed on attorney general-nominee (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday forced the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone for one week a vote on U.S. attorney general-nominee Eric Holder.
Ohio reaches settlement with 2 women at center of attorney general sexual harassment scandal (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has reached a settlement with two women whose sexual harassment complaints led to the resignation last year of the state attorney general.
Russians Condemn Slaying of Prominent Lawyer (Fox News)
Attorneys, activists and lawmakers Wednesday condemned the brazen shooting of a human-rights lawyer on a busy Moscow street.
Vote on attorney general nominee is delayed a week (International Herald Tribune)
A Senate committee vote on the nomination of Eric Holder Jr. to be attorney general was delayed for a week after Republicans insisted they needed more time to question him.
Attorney general vote delayed a week (USA Today)
Eric Holder's bid to become the nation's first African-American attorney general has been delayed a week.
Vote delayed on attorney general-nominee (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Republicans forced the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to postpone for one week a vote on President Barack Obama's nomination of Eric Holder to be U.S. attorney general, slowing his progress to become the country's top law officer.
Va. Beach city attorney closer to judgeship (The Virginian-Pilot)
RICHMOND Longtime Virginia Beach City Attorney Les Lilley is a step closer to becoming a judge. House and Senate committees certified him Wednesday. His name, like those of other judicial candidates, must be approved by the General Assembly before becoming a judge. Lilley, who has support from Virginia Beach Republicans, would fill a vacancy on the Beach Circuit Court bench.
Anger over Russian lawyer's murder (Channel 4)
Lawyers, activists and politicians have condemned the shooting of a human rights lawyer on a busy Moscow street. They have compared Monday's murder of Stanislav Markelov to the 2006 killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
U.S. seeks to keep NY lawyer Dreier jailed pre-trial (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A New York lawyer accused in a multimillion-dollar investment scheme should remain jailed before trial because investigators have not tracked down all his money, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Senate Republicans delay vote on attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Republicans on Wednesday delayed a confirmation vote on attorney general nominee Eric Holder, some demanding assurances he would not prosecute U.S. agents for torture if they thought their methods were in compliance with the law.
Panel postpones action on Obama attorney general pick (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The US Senate Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday it had postponed by one week consideration of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Eric Holder.
Showdown set for Thursday over lawyer's jailing (San Francisco Chronicle)
A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a prominent lawyer accused of duping sophisticated hedge funds out of more than $400 million tried to transfer two properties in the Hamptons to his son as his scheme unraveled and criminal charges loomed. The new...
Oregon Attorney General to investigate mayor's affair with teen (Boston Herald)
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's attorney general has agreed to investigate the mayor of Portland, who has admitted to lying about an affair with a teenager in 2005. Attorney...
Showdown set for Thursday over lawyer's jailing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a prominent lawyer accused of duping sophisticated hedge funds out of more than $400 million tried to transfer two properties in the Hamptons to his son as his scheme unraveled and criminal charges loomed.
Senate Republicans delay vote on attorney general nominee (Miami Herald)
Key Republicans delayed a vote on Wednesday on the confirmation of attorney general nominee Eric Holder in part over concerns that he views Bush administration interrogation practices as torture.
Attorney general challenges prison proposal (Los Angeles Daily News)
SACRAMENTO - California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to block what he describes as an extravagant spending proposal for prison medical facilities.
Detroit's Top Lawyer Resigns After 'Ghetto Court' Remark (Law.com)
The city of Detroit's top lawyer has resigned amid a controversy in which she referred to one of the city's courts as "a ghetto court." Attorney Kathleen Leavey, former head of the Detroit Law Department, said that her comment was taken "way, way" out of context and that her remarks were part of a conversation about the way in which the court is managed. The 23-year city employee adamantly ...
Fired Lawyer Entitled to Coverage for Sanctions Hearing (Law.com)
A federal judge has ruled that when a lawyer is fired midtrial and his former client threatens to sue for malpractice and later joins in a sanctions motion against the lawyer, the lawyer's legal malpractice insurer cannot refuse to defend the lawyer in the sanctions proceedings. Attorney Benjamin A. Post claims his insurer refused in bad faith to fund the defense of a sanctions motion that was ...
Ore. attorney general to investigate Portland mayor, who admitted to lying about sex with teen (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PORTLAND, Ore. - The state's attorney general agreed Wednesday to investigate claims made by the mayor of Portland that he lied to cover up a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old boy.
Sirul's Lawyer Says Defence Team Is Blind-Sided (Malaysia Today)
The lawyer representing Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, the second accused in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial, told the judge today that the defence team is blind-sided.
Lawyer: Dethroned Miss California drops lawsuit (The Fresno Bee)
A woman whose Miss California USA title was taken away due to a vote-tabulation error has requested that the court drop her lawsuit against the Miss Universe pageant and Miss California USA, a Miss Universe lawyer said Wednesday. Read comments
Confirmation vote delayed on Obama's attorney general nominee (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | Key Republicans on Wednesday delayed a vote on the confirmation of attorney general nominee Eric Holder in part over concerns that he views Bush administration interrogation practices as torture.
N.Y. Attorney General Probes Placement of Investments With Madoff (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has launched a two-pronged probe of a prominent New York financier who invested the money of universities and charities with Bernard H. Madoff, who allegedly operated a massive Ponzi scheme.
2nd Circuit to Hear Arguments on Lawyer Ad Restrictions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Three judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments today into whether restrictions put on lawyer advertising by New York courts in 2007 violate attorneys' constitutional right to free speech.
Tamara Greene's lawyer wants flagged texts (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for the family of slain stripper Tamara Greene filed a motion Wednesday asking that he be given access to 13 text messages that might shed light on her 2003 killing.
Ex-US attorney to prosecute suspects at Guantanamo (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former U.S. attorney David Iglesias, who was among nine U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration in 2006, has a new job prosecuting suspected terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Ex-US attorney to prosecute suspects at Guantanamo (The State)
Former U.S. attorney David Iglesias, who was among nine U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration in 2006, has a new job prosecuting suspected terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Iglesias has been hired as a prosecutor in the Office of Military Commissions and has been reactivated in the Navy as a captain. "It's the most important work I've ever done in my 25 years as a lawyer," ...
Ex-US attorney to prosecute suspects at Guantanamo (The Charlotte Observer)
(By HEATHER CLARK, Associated Press Writer) Former U.S. attorney David Iglesias, who was among nine U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration in 2006, has a new job prosecuting suspected terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Iglesias has been hired as a prosecutor in the Office of Military Commissions and has been reactivated in the Navy as a captain. "It's the most important work I've ...
State Agency Lawyer Pays $1,000 Fine In Ethics Case (Hartford Courant)
A state agency lawyer has paid a $1,000 fine for violating state ethics statutes in 2004, when she posed as a parking lot attendant in a letter that led to the firing of the state ethics chief.
Hells defence lawyer attacks credibility of police informant (Montreal Gazette)
The defence lawyer representing Hells Angel Paul Fontaine in his murder trial hammered away at the credibility of the person who represents the core of the Crown's case.
Showdown Set for Thursday Over Lawyer’s Bail (New York Times)
A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that Marc Dreier, a prominent lawyer accused of duping hedge funds out of more than $400 million, tried to transfer two properties in the Hamptons to his son as his scheme unraveled and criminal charges loomed.
Human rights lawyer murdered in Moscow (Guardian Unlimited)
One of Russia's top human rights lawyers was assassinated in the centre of Moscow yesterday in a killing apparently linked to his work defending opponents of the pro-Kremlin government in Chechnya. Stanislav Markelov, 34, was shot in the head by a man using a pistol with a silencer in the middle of the afternoon on a busy Moscow street. Markelov worked as a lawyer for Novaya Gazeta, the ...
Group honors Va Attorney General for supporting soldiers (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Attorney General Bob McDonnell is being honored for his support of Virginia’s soldiers.
Ottawa's position on Khadr is baseless: lawyer (CTV Toronto)
As the U.S. prepares to order the detention centre in Guantanamo Bay closed, the Tories are still refusing to get involved in Omar Khadr's case. Khadr's lawyer says Ottawa's position is baseless.
Ex-US attorney joins terror prosecution team (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former U.S. attorney who was among nine fired by the Bush administration in 2006 has been working as a prosecutor of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Rapist sacks lawyer at sentencing (BBC News)
A sex attacker who raped and almost killed a teenager avoids being sentenced after sacking his lawyer.
Lawyer: 'Clark Rockefeller' discussing guilty plea (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller says discussions are under way for a possible guilty plea to at least one charge against him in the kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter.