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S.B. County supervisors consider LA lawyer to lead Postmus probe (The Press-Enterprise)
A leading lawyer in white-collar crime and government investigations has been recommended to lead the probe into San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus, who is under investigation by the district attorney's office.
D.C. Lawyer Fought Exclusion of the Blind on Juries (Washington Post)
Paul E. Kay, 71, a lawyer who helped force the D.C. Superior Court to stop excluding blind people from juries, died Jan. 7 at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a heart attack. He was a Washington resident.
Austin lawyer seeks to attract more alternative energy projects (Austin American-Statesman)
Lawyer Pike Powers is calling for a community-wide effort in Austin to attract more alternative energy manufacturing projects to Central Texas.
Northwestern district attorney declines to release name of state trooper involved in Colrain shooting (The Republican)
NORTHAMPTON - Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth D. Scheibel said Monday that she cannot yet release the name of the state trooper or troopers who fired the shots that killed Ronald E. Wood III in his Colrain home.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to seek reelection (KOAA-TV Colorado Springs - Pueblo)
“Let me say at the outset that I really love serving as Attorney General of Colorado. As I’ve told many people, I take great joy in having had the privilege of winning, what I like to call, ‘the legal trifecta’ – being able to serve as District Attorney, U.S. Attorney, and now, as Attorney General.
AU associate professor resigns; attorney plans to file suit (Opelika-Auburn News)
An Auburn University tenured associate professor resigned Monday under conditions amounting to a “constructive discharge by the university of his employment,” according to his attorney.
D.C. to consider electing its attorney general (The Washington DC Examiner)
The D.C. Council will consider legislation making the District’s attorney general an elected position, which if passed could be the first step toward seizing the job of criminal prosecutions away from the U.S. attorney.
Satyam’s Raju Didn’t Inflate Workforce, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Satyam Computer Services Ltd. ’s founder B. Ramalinga Raju didn’t inflate the number of employees at the company or divert funds to bank accounts in Mauritius, his lawyer S.
Judge chastises federal attorney (Boston Globe)
The chief judge of the US District Court in Massachusetts is threatening to sanction a federal prosecutor for what he characterized as the latest "egregious failure" of the US attorney's office to disclose evidence that could have helped clear a defendant.
Satyam’s Raju Didn’t Inflate Workforce, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Satyam Computer Services Ltd. ’s founder B. Ramalinga Raju didn’t inflate the number of employees at the company or divert funds to bank accounts in Mauritius, his lawyer S.
City, county will share attorney on zone boards (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Fort Wayne and Allen County zoning boards agreed to share an attorney for the first time, but one city plan commission member objected Monday that the search for candidates was too limited.
Belgian lawyer: client admits to day care killings (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer says his 20-year-old client has admitted to killing two babies and a nursery attendant at a Belgian day care center last week.
Decatur attorney appointed to judgeship (WAFF 48 News Huntsville)
Governor Bob Riley has chosen Decatur attorney Mark Craig for a circuit judgeship in Lawrence County.
Northport approves new attorney (The Tuscaloosa News)
The man who served as Northport's city attorney for almost 20 years will once again serve as general legal council for the city.
Civil rights lawyer takes on NorCal shooting case (The Fresno Bee)
Suing police officers is good business for civil rights lawyer John Burris. Read comments
Civil rights lawyer takes on Calif. shooting case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Suing police officers is good business for civil rights lawyer John Burris.
Belgian lawyer: client admits 3 day care killings (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
A 20-year-old Belgian has admitted to the "inhuman" killing of two babies and a staff member at a day care center last week, but denies involvement in the earlier knifing death of an elderly woman, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Client admits three day care killings: Belgian lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
BRUSSELS, Belgium - A 20-year-old Belgian has admitted to the "inhuman" killing of two babies and a staff member at a day care centre last week, but denies involvement in the earlier knifing death of an elderly woman, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney faces state hearing on complaint (West Salem Coulee News)
The Office of Lawyer Regulation has filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Supreme Court against West Salem attorney Harry Griswold for his handling of the Burns Cemetery issue. Griswold is charged with violating Supreme Court Rule 20:8.4(c), which states: “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Belgian lawyer: client admits 3 day care killings (AP via Yahoo! News)
The 20-year-old suspected of slashing two babies and a staff member to death at a day care center last week was troubled by depression as a teenager and at one point heard voices in his head, his defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Bullard will continue to act as own attorney (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — Joel Bullard will act as his own attorney for his second murder trial. (Benton County Daily Record)
Lawyer: Day care killing suspect heard voices (MSNBC)
The 20-year-old suspected of slashing two babies and a staff member to death at a day care center last week was troubled by depression as a teenager, his defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Abramson case 'absurd,' attorney tells state Supreme Court (The Palm Beach Post)
While urging the Florida Supreme Court to allow suspended attorney William Abramson to become a Palm Beach County circuit judge, his attorney acknowledged today that the argument may fly in the face of common sense.
Attorney wants charges filed against second BART officer (Contra Costa Times)
The attorney for the family of Oscar Grant III is asking the D.A. to consider filing criminal charges against a second BART police officer in the incident that led to Grant's death.    More BART shooting coverage
Belgian day-care knifeman heard 'voices': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The suspect in a deadly knife attack at a Belgian nursery sufferd from "psychological problems" as a teenager and heard "voices in his head," his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Belgian lawyer: client admits 3 day care killings (AP via Yahoo! News)
The 20-year-old suspected of slashing two babies and a staff member to death at a day care center last week was troubled by depression as a teenager and at one point heard voices in his head, his defense lawyer said Tuesday.
British teenager's organs destroyed after autopsy: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Authorities in the Indian resort state of Goa have destroyed most of the organs of a British girl who was found dead on a beach almost a year ago, her mother's lawyer said Tuesday.
NY Attorney General subpoenas former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, BofA exec about bonuses (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - The New York attorney general on Tuesday issued subpoenas to former Merrill Lynch chief executive John Thain and Bank of America's chief administrative officer, J. Steele Alphin, amid an investigation into bonuses Merrill paid executives just before being sold to Bank of America.
Lawyer revives call for settlement in wrongful B.C. conviction of N.L. man (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A financial settlement should be reached in the case of a central Newfoundland man who spent almost a decade in prison for murders he did not commit, his lawyer says.
GE attorney s lawsuit settled (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A former high-ranking attorney for General Electric Co. has settled her gender discrimination lawsuit against the company, the parties announced Tuesday.
Belgian day-care knifeman heard 'voices': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
BRUSSELS (AFP) - The suspect in a deadly knife attack at a Belgian nursery sufferd from "psychological problems" as a teenager and heard "voices in his head," his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Attorney General's Office to host meeting on top 10 consumer scams (The Arizona Republic)
Surprise residents can learn about Arizona's top 10 consumer scams during an informational session to be hosted Thursday by the state Attorney General's Office.
Forte says he’s trying to raise money for lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Joseph S. Forte, a Broomall money manager who admitted bilking millions from investors, said today he is trying to raise money for a lawyer and barely has enough to live on.
Texas Tech Releases Stadium Contract Under State Attorney Order (Bloomberg)
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. signed a 20-year, $21 million sponsorship contract with Texas Tech University in 2007 to put its name on the school’s football stadium, according to an agreement released under a ruling from the state attorney general.
GOP Sen. Specter says he'll support Holder for attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Sen. Arlen Specter says he will vote for Eric Holder as the next attorney general, paving the way for an almost certain confirmation. The Pennsylvania Republican had challenged Holder's record as a Justice Department official during the Clinton administration.
GOP Sen. Specter To Vote For Attorney General Nominee Holder (Nasdaq)
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that he would vote for Eric Holder Jr. as President Obama's attorney general, removing a cloud over the nomination.
Feds honor local prosecutor as attorney of year (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The federal Department of Homeland Security has named a Mercer Island man as its "Trial Attorney of the Year."
Attorney general questions house speaker's meeting (Miami Herald)
Florida's attorney general says a meeting between the state's house speaker and a Panhandle college appears to violate the state's open meeting laws.
Attorney linked to judge's autographed ball is suspended (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The state Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a St. Charles County attorney accused of using a baseball autographed by a football star to try to get a lesser sentence for his client.
Attorney Zink suspended in autograph scheme (BizJournals)
The Missouri Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the attorney’s license of a St. Charles County lawyer as discipline for allegedly attempting to get a lighter sentence for a client by offering prosecutors a baseball autographed by former Pittsburgh Steeler Terry Bradshaw.
Webb can stay as Cellini lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
Indicted Springfield power broker William Cellini won't have to change attorneys after a federal judge decided Tuesday that prominent lawyer Dan Webb can stay in the case. Cellini faces trial on charges of trying to shake down a campaign contribution for Gov. Rod Blagojevich from a Hollywood producer whose investment firm was seeking state business. Prosecutors had sought Webb's ...
Lawyer: Canadian Spy Suspect Fled Saddam's Regime (Fox News)
The lawyer for a Canadian citizen accused of working for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service says his client was, in fact, persecuted by Saddam.
Lawyer Travels Long Road From Nigeria to New York (Law.com)
The New York Times feature a single attorney's victories on successive pages. When a Brooklyn lawyer recently accomplished the feat, his arrival was all the more impressive for the distance he had traveled to get there. Litigator Anthony Ofodile grew up in a small village in eastern Nigeria, but in November, he won a motion in a ground-breaking civil rights case just as his high-profile ...
CA lawyer convicted in NH drug prescription trial (Boston Globe)
A California lawyer has been convicted in New Hampshire federal court of conspiracy charges involving a drug used to treat people infected with HIV.
Support for Attorney General Choice (New York Times)
Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said he would vote to confirm Eric H. Holder Jr. as the new attorney general when the Judiciary Committee meets Wednesday morning.
New York's attorney general subpoenas former CEO John Thain over Merrill Lynch bonuses (Los Angeles Times)
Andrew Cuomo is said to be investigating why the bonuses were paid early, just before the investment bank was about to report a $15-billion quarterly loss and to be sold to Bank of America. New York's attorney general issued subpoenas Tuesday to former Merrill Lynch & Co. Chief Executive John Thain and Bank of America Corp.'s chief administrative officer, J. Steele Alphin, amid an ...
Weld DA Buck says he won't run for attorney general (Greeley Tribune)
Weld District Attorney Ken Buck will not run for Colorado's attorney general seat after incumbent John Suthers decided to seek re-election this week.
District attorney wants to peruse Judson audit (San Antonio Express-News)
Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed has asked the Judson Independent School District to turn over an audit of district construction practices and said she is prepared to seek a court order for the document.
40-year old lawyer charged with criminal breach of trust amounting to RM277,141 (The New Straits Times)
Lawyer K. Pathamanathan claimed trial to CBT charge amounting to RM277,141 has been charged with criminal breach of trust at Session Court in Butterworth for cheating a cliet of RM277,141 in 2001.