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Attorney skips hearing for accused killer of Chauncey Bailey (Oakland Tribune)
The attorney representing the accused killer of Chauncey Bailey was threatened with sanctions today for skipping a scheduled hearing at which a trial date was supposed to be set.
Judge Threatens To Find Broussard's Attorney In Contempt (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
A judge threatened to find the attorney for the man accused of murdering journalist Chauncey Bailey in Oakland in August 2007 in contempt of court Friday because he didn't show up for a hearing at which a trial date was to be set.
Lawyer: Vick could go to halfway house 'any day' (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Newport News, Va. — A lawyer for Michael Vick told a federal bankruptcy judge Friday that the imprisoned Atlanta Falcon quarterback could be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia any day. "He's in the process of being released to the halfway house," attorney Paul Campsen told Judge Frank Santoro during Vick's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. "We expect it to occur any day." But the U.S. ...
WYANDOTTE: Board of Education hires its own attorney (The News-Herald)
WYANDOTTE — The Board of Education has hired its own attorney, separate from attorneys employed for the school district.
Lawyer: Vick could go to halfway house 'any day' (Fox Sports)
A lawyer for Michael Vick told a federal bankruptcy judge on Friday that the imprisoned NFL star could be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia any day. Judge Frank Santoro, presiding over Vick's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, asked about the transfer during a hearing at which he also approved procedures to sell some of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback's property. But the U.S.
11:59 a.m. Attorney says Missouri gov. e-mail report back on track (The Joplin Globe)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attorney says investigators looking into the e-mail practices of former Gov. Matt Blunt’s office now plan to issue a report on their findings.
Lawyer says Vick could go to halfway house 'any day' (USA Today)
A lawyer for Michael Vick told a federal bankruptcy judge Friday that the imprisoned NFL star could be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia any day.
Attorney wants Zellweger's diary, depo (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney wants Bridget Jones' diary.
Attorney wants judge to order Renee Zellweger to be deposed, turn over diary (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Get showtimes for Oscar-nominated movies. LOS ANGELES - An attorney wants Bridget Jones' diary.
Attorney wants Zellweger's diary, depo (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - January 30, 2009 6:23 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney wants Bridget Jones' diary. Allen Michel told a judge in Los Angeles on Friday that he wants Renee...
Lawyer: Calif. cop who killed man pulled wrong gun (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, according to documents filed by his lawyer Friday. Attorney Michael Rains made the argument in urging a judge to grant bail for 27-year-old Johannes Mehserle (yo-HAN'-es MEZ'-ur-lee). Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson later set bail at $3 ...
Lawyer: Cop Who Shot Man in Back Meant to Use Taser (Fox News)
The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, according to documents filed by his lawyer Friday.
Lawyer: Calif. cop who killed man pulled wrong gun (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, his lawyer said Friday. Defense attorney Michael Rains made the argument during a bail hearing for 27-year-old Johannes Mehserle. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson later set bail at $3 million. Jacobson said he set the high amount in part ...
Lawyer: Calif. cop who killed man pulled wrong gun (AP via Yahoo! News)
The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer: N.J. teen abandoned in woods losing trust (Asbury Park Press)
A woman who says she was deceived and abandoned by her angry friends in the woods of northern New Jersey on a frigid night bears scars both physical and emotional from her ordeal, her lawyer said Friday.
Newport lawyer faces 2nd ethics charge (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE –– For the second time this month, the chief disciplinary counsel for the Rhode Island Supreme Court has filed ethics charges against lawyer Steven J. Coaty, a former state representative from Newport, including allegations of failing to provide competent representation and engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.
Defense Attorney Says Officer Accused Of Murder Used Wrong Weapon (FOX40 Sacramento)
OAKLAND - The transit officer who killed an unarmed man on a train platform may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun when firing on a suspect he believed had a weapon, his lawyer said Friday.       Attorney Michael Rains made the argument in urging a judge to grant bail to 27-year-old Johannes Mehserle.       "This was a tragic, tragic accident, nothing more," Rains ...
Soddy-Daisy: Commissioners singled out shooting range, attorney says (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The attorney for the owner of a recently closed Soddy-Daisy shooting range said Hamilton County commissioners singled out his client with new zoning regulations.
Fayette trial attorney forced to forego Super Bowl (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Defense attorney Sam Davis of Uniontown who scored two tickets to Super Bowl XLIII had to hand them off after his own motion in a high-profile drug case pushed the trial start date from last month to Monday.
Bush Lawyer Advised Rove to Shun Inquiries in Congress (New York Times)
Four days before President George W. Bush left office, his lawyer advised Karl Rove that he should refuse to cooperate with Congressional inquiries into the firing of United States attorneys.
East Ridge council plans to cut attorney’s pay, members says (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Once the new East Ridge city manager arrives in mid-February, the City Council plans to cut the pay of attorney John Anderson, according to council member Tom Card.
District Attorney Slater plans to keep entire staff intact (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
No staff members in the district attorney’s office will lose their jobs, the district attorney for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit said Friday.
2 drug suspects want same attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Robert R. Korbe, the Indiana Township man whose wife is accused of killing an FBI agent, and another man accused of participating in the same drug ring have asked to share a defense attorney.
KC attorney enters mayoral race (The Kansas City Star)
With the election more than two years away, Kansas City attorney Sly James has become the first candidate to publicly challenge Mayor Mark Funkhouser.
U.S. Attorney Abandons Bid To Fight Overturned Convictions (Bristol Herald Courier)
A U.S. attorney has abandoned a bid to reverse a federal judge’s decision to vacate a Lee County dentist’s money laundering convictions, in what might be a harbinger of how prosecutors handle such cases in the future.
Lawyer: Vick could go to halfway house 'any day' (The State)
A lawyer for Michael Vick told a federal bankruptcy judge Friday that the imprisoned NFL star could be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia any day. The judge presiding over Vick's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case asked about the transfer during a hearing at which he also approved procedures to sell some of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback's property. "He's in the process of being released ...
Lawyer: Transit cop may have pulled wrong gun (AP via Yahoo! News)
The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, his lawyer said Friday.
DUI attorney: Ruling may stifle breath test results (Tucson Citizen)
A Tucson DUI defense attorney says an appellate ruling on the Intoxilyzer 8000 source code controversy may prompt a judge to throw out alcohol breath test results in at least two dozen cases.
Attorney General settles lawsuit against Memorial Hermann (Dayton News)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from successfully opening competitive healthcare institutions in the Houston area.
Azzouz says fight over; attorney says no (Orlando Sentinel)
Embattled MetroWest developer Kevin Azzouz says he and Baldwin Park developer Lee Maher have settled their differences, and a yearlong court battle over $1 million worth of high-end cars and cash ended Friday, just before a court hearing. "There's no story here," Azzouz said. "We've settled and we remain partners." But Maher's attorney, Griffith J. Winthrop, said: "It's not over yet, there are ...
MADOFF LAWYER'S OTHER FRAUDSTER (New York Post)
Bernie Madoff's lawyer served up a sweet deal for a convicted fraudster - who moonlights as a chef - keeping him free on bail so he can help cater the Academy Awards. Vincent Montagna, who is represented by Ira Sorkin, pleaded guilty to...
Attorney General’s injunction resolves Memorial Hermann antitrust investigation (The Woodlands Villager)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, according to a press release from from the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from ...
Former county attorney in critical condition; blood drive scheduled, donors needed (Cleveland Advocate)
According to reports, former County Attorney Jack Hartel is in critical condition in Methodist Hospital in Houston after suffering a fall on Monday.
Lampton set to retire: U.S. Attorney was former D.A. (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
Dunn Lampton, a former southwest Mississippi district attorney who has served the past seven years as a federal prosecutor, announced his retirement Thursday. His departure is effective Saturday.
'THIEF' LAWYER A HOUSE LOUSE: DA (New York Post)
A Manhattan real-estate lawyer stole $396,000 from a client who had hoped to use the money to buy a house in Brazil, authorities said yesterday. When the client went to close on the house last October, Robert Barsch 'fessed up - admitting that he...
High court scolds Kearney attorney (Kearney Hub)
KEARNEY — Attorney Jeff Orr of Kearney received a public reprimand from the Nebraska Supreme Court for violating his oath of office and other misconduct associated with his work in drafting a franchise agreement for Kearney company Barista’s Daily Grind.
Lawyer: 'Clark Rockefeller' faces deportation (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller says the German native could face deportation.
Hedge Fund Manager Defended by Madoff’s Lawyer Gets 40 Months (Bloomberg)
Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- A hedge fund manager who used the same defense lawyer as Bernard Madoff received a sentence that was a third of the maximum possible after he was convicted of defrauding investors out of $10 million.
Lawyer: 'Clark Rockefeller' faces deportation (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A lawyer for the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller says the German native could face deportation. Jeffrey Denner, the attorney for the man authorities say...
Attorney Gene Locke joins the race to become Houston’s next Mayor (11 News Houston)
The candidates for Houston’s mayor are coming into focus. Attorney Gene Locke filed paperwork on Friday launching his campaign.
Dixon pulls makeshift weapon on defence lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Killer Antonie Dixon has been segregated from fellow prisoners after pulling a "makeshift" weapon on his defence lawyer.
Police in touch with Irvin attorney over carjacking case (KVUE-TV Austin)
We've learned Dallas police have now been in contact with Michael Irvin's attorney regarding his claims he was nearly carjacked. News 8 first reported earlier this week, DPD suspended its investigation after Irvin did not return multiple calls over the past two weeks.
Attorney wants Renee Zellweger's diary, depo (Boston Herald)
LOS ANGELES - An attorney wants Bridget Jones' diary. Allen Michel told a judge in Los Angeles on Friday that he wants Renee Zellweger to turn over her diary, give...
Dixon pulls weapon on own lawyer (Stuff)
Samurai swordsman Antonie Dixon has been segregated from prisoners at Auckland Central Remand Prison after he pulled a weapon on his own lawyer.
Prominent local attorney Richard Kabaker dies (Wisconsin State Journal)
Attorney Richard Z. Kabaker, 73, a retired partner in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich, who was active in community charities, died Thursday at his Middleton home. Kabaker, a specialist in
Lawyer: 'Clark Rockefeller' Faces Possible Deportation (Fox News)
A lawyer for the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller says the German native could face deportation.