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UK lawyer: Guantanamo inmate release due Monday (Las Cruces Sun-News)
LONDON—A human rights lawyer says former British resident Binyam Mohamed is due to be released from Guantanamo Bay on Monday. The Ethiopian national has been held at the U.S. military prison since September 2004. Terrorism charges against him were dropped last year.
UK lawyer: Guantanamo inmate release due Monday (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Guantanamo Bay inmate who claims he was tortured while in U.S. custody will be released on Monday and returned to Britain, his lawyer said Sunday.
CONSUMER REPORT Special power of attorney gives specific powers (Pacific Daily News)
In this week's edition of Consumer Protection, Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco discusses the different powers a special power of attorney can grant your agent.
China Gives Stimulus Spending Details; Lawyer May Sue for More (Bloomberg)
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- China’s release of a breakdown of initial spending under a 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus plan hasn’t satisfied Shanghai lawyer Yan Yiming , who said today that he may sue for more information.
Attorney Fierro faces preliminary hearing (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
An attorney accused of a deadly hit and run is expected to appear in court Monday morning. An arraignment and preliminary hearing is scheduled for Carlos Fierro in Santa Fe.
UK lawyer: Guantánamo inmate to be released (Miami Herald)
A human rights lawyer says former British resident Binyam Mohamed is due to be released from Guantánamo Bay on Monday.
Attorney General’s office to hold Hudson River forum (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
NEWBURGH — The Attorney General’s regional office is hosting a community forum about Hudson River protection at Newburgh’s North Junior High on Monday night.
Attorney, 36, charged in deaths in Curry case (CBS Sports)
Authorities in Chicago have charged a 36-year-old attorney in the shooting deaths of the former girlfriend and infant daughter of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry.
Source: A-Rod hires same lawyer as Sammy Sosa, Andy Pettitte (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez has retained lawyer Jay Reisinger, the second member of his legal team who also worked for Sammy Sosa and Andy Pettitte.
AP source: A-Rod hires same lawyer as Sosa, Pettitte (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - February 22, 2009 10:35 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez has retained lawyer Jay Reisinger, the second member of his legal team who also worked for Sammy Sosa and Andy...
Alex Rodriguez hires lawyer who represented Sammy Sosa, Andy Pettitte (ESPN)
Alex Rodriguez hired a lawyer who represented Sammy Sosa and Andy Pettitte.
A-Rod hires lawyer who represented Sosa, Pettitte (SportingNews)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez has retained lawyer Jay Reisinger, the second member of his legal te...
Attorney Wants 11 Year Old Released on Bail (WKBN 27 Youngstown)
The attorney for the 11 year old Wampum boy accused of shooting and killing his father's pregnant girlfriend says he'll file a motion to have the boy released on bail. He also wants to have the case transferred to juvenile court.
Lawyer says Greenville plant is a health threat (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
GREENVILLE, MS (AP) - A lawyer representing residents who live near the Platte Chemical Co. plant says the Greenville facility is a health threat and he's asking the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to investigate.
BofA sues lawyer in alleged scheme to purchase land (BizJournals)
Bank of America Corp. is suing a Kitty Hawk lawyer for $42 million, accusing him of fraud and malpractice in an alleged scheme to buy property in Perquimans County.
Attorney general’s office to hold forum on Hudson (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
NEWBURGH — The attorney general’s regional office is hosting a forum Monday on Hudson River protection.
Wheatley testifies against lawyer in tax evasion case (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Music entrepreneur Glenn Wheatley has testified against a Sydney lawyer, accused of running a tax evasion scam.
Law Society clears Nelson lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The Law Society has cleared Nelson lawyer Mark Dollimore over a complaint that he failed in his professional standards.
District attorney's son set to be arraigned today in death resulting from car crash (Merced Sun-Star)
Dylan Morse, the 18-year-old son of Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, is scheduled to be arraigned on vehicular manslaughter charges today in Sonoma County Superior Court, stemming from a weekend collision in Cotati.
Convicted OFWs in Nigeria given lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Thirteen Filipinos convicted and sentenced for stealing crude oil in Nigeria have been given a lawyer by their employer, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.
Attorney announces bid with hope to reconstruct county (The Citizens' Voice)
WILKES-BARRE — Attorney Anthony J. Lumbis officially announced his judicial candidacy on Saturday, vowing to run his campaign “on behalf of the children.”
Edgmon Attorney Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit (The Morning News)
An attorney for Tontitown Mayor Joe Edgmon says a lawsuit filed by an alderman and city contractor should be dismissed in court documents filed Friday.
Pa. Attorney General Corbett slams Gov. Rendell over budget (The Daily & Sunday Review)
TOWANDA — In a speech Sunday in Towanda, Pennsylvania's GOP  Attorney General Tom Corbett said Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell’s proposed budget needs to be cut significantly, and that the governor is sending the wrong message to young people when he proposes to legalize video poker to pay for financial aid for college students.
York lawyer offers growth-ordinance amendment option (Portsmouth Herald)
YORK, Maine and#8212; A local lawyer has given the Board of Selectmen an alternative to the town's proposed growth ordinance amendment that gives property owners more time to build.
Rwanda: ICTR Attorney Urges Life Jail for a Catholic Priest Over 1994 Genocide (AllAfrica.com)
Arusnha — A trial attorney of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Thursday urged a life sentence on Catholic Priest, Hormisdas Nsengimana, for his role in the 1994 genocide.
Lawyer charged in slaying of ex-Bull Curry's ex-girlfriend, daughter (Chicago Tribune)
Man dated mother of ex-Bull's 2 kids A lawyer who allegedly terrorized on-and-off-again girlfriend Nova Henry for two years was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Henry and her infant daughter.
Lawyer Says Greenville Plant Is Health Threat (WAPT Jackson)
A lawyer representing residents who live near the Platte Chemical Co. plant says the Greenville facility is a health threat and he's asking the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to investigate.
Lawyer quits Hudson killings case (Chicago Sun-Times)
The lawyer who represented the man accused of slaying Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's three relatives withdrew today as his attorney. Joshua Kutnick said he believes William Balfour is innocent but cannot financially support such a high-profile case alone.
Meter reader Roy Kronk's attorney wants bounty hunter to shush (Orlando Sentinel)
The attorney for Roy Kronk - the meter reader who found missing Caylee Marie Anthony's remains in December- sent a letter to bounty hunter Leonard Padilla. He wants Padilla to stop making any personal attacks against Kronk in the media, according to WESH.com
New York's attorney general seeks more Thain testimony on Merrill bonuses (Market Watch)
(UPDATES with comment from person close to Thain and Bank of America spokesman not immediately returning phone call for comment. ADDS more details beginning in 10th paragraph.) NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Monday asked a state judge to order former Merrill Lynch & Co. Chief Executive John Thain to give more details about billions of dollars in bonuses ...
Lawyer charged in slaying of ex-Bull Curry's ex-girlfriend, daughter (Chicago Tribune)
Man dated mother of ex-Bull's 2 kids A lawyer who allegedly terrorized on-and-off-again girlfriend Nova Henry for two years was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Henry and her infant daughter.
Lawyer Quits Hudson Killings Case (FOX News Chicago)
The lawyer who represented the man accused of slaying Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's three relatives withdrew Monday as his attorney.
US attorney-general visits Guantanamo (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
US attorney-general Eric Holder has travelled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the Obama administration weighs what is needed to shut the facility.
Lawyer fined Rs.250,000 for dragging a case for 20 years (Calcutta News)
The Delhi High Court fined a lawyer a sum of Rs.250,000 and initiated contempt proceedings against him for dragging a property case for 20 years.
U.S. Attorney leading crackdown on mortgage fraud in Maryland (BizJournals)
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein announced an ambitious effort Friday to crack down on mortgage fraud, combining people and information from federal, state and local agencies to share information and prosecute the network of mortgage industry firms preying upon unwitting homeowners.
Ex-rival: McHenry Co. state's attorney used staff for political work (Daily Herald)
A former candidate for McHenry County State's Attorney is asking a court to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate claims the man who beat him, State's Attorney Louis Bianchi, had a staff member perform campaign work while she was on county time.
State approves settlement in Ohio Attorney General scandal (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS — A state panel has approved a $500,000 settlement for two women whose sexual harassment claims led to last year’s resignation of former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann. The decision Monday by the Controlling Board gives payments of $247,500 a piece to Cindy Stankoski and Vanessa Stout. The former employees of the attorney general’s office made complaints against a top Dann aide that ...
Kronk lawyer to Padilla: Be quiet (FOX 35 Orlando)
A lawyer representing the meter reader who found Caylee Anthony’s remains has asked bounty hunter Leonard Padilla to not speak about his client.
US Attorney General Holder touring Guantanamo prison facility (TurkishPress.com)
WASHINGTON (CNN) — US Attorney General Eric Holder and top aides are touring the U.S. military prison facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to help advance the administration’s plans to empty the facility of detainees within one year.
New York Attorney General takes former Merrill Lynch CEO to court (National Post)
New York state’s attorney general filed a court motion on Monday to compel former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain to discuss US$4-billion in employee bonuses, ratcheting up its probe into a hot-button issue in the recession.
Ohio approves settlement with 2 women at center of scandal involving former attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state panel has approved a settlement of about $500,000 for two women whose sexual harassment claims led to last year's resignation of former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.
Lawyer For Suspect In Jennifer Hudson Family Murders Quits (Vh1)
The lawyer for the suspect in the Jennifer Hudson family murders has quit. William Balfour is charged with killing Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.
Casey Anthony's defense attorney at center of another Florida Bar inquiry (Orlando Sentinel)
The Florida Bar has another inquiry open into Casey Anthony's defense attorney, Jose Baez.
Slain lawyer's husband in jail for contempt of court (The Advocate)
Published: Feb 23, 2009 - UPDATED: 4:17 p.m. The husband of a slain Baton Rouge defense lawyer will remain in jail after he was found guilty of being in contempt of court on Monday in an unrelated traffic case.
U.S. attorney general visits Guantanamo prison (norsorpor.com)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday visited the American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of the Obama administration s ongoing review on how to close the facility within one year.
Falcons part ways with S Lawyer Milloy (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
By The Associated Press FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Safety Lawyer Milloy, a four-time Pro Bowler, will not be returning to the Atlanta Falcons.
Slain lawyer's husband in jail (The Advocate)
The husband of a murdered Baton Rouge lawyer remains in jail and won't be getting out anytime soon. Chiquita Tate was found dead in her office Friday. Since that time her husband Gregory Harris has been arrested for outstanding warrants. News 2's Mike Steele explains why Harris wasn't picked up by police until now.
Falcons part ways with S Lawyer Milloy (The Post-Standard)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Safety Lawyer Milloy, a four-time Pro Bowler, will not be returning to the Atlanta Falcons. The team announced it will not re-sign the 35-year-old Milloy, who can pursue other options when free agency begins on Friday.
Atlanta Falcons part ways with all-pro safety Lawyer Milloy (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Safety Lawyer Milloy, a four-time Pro Bowler, will not be returning to the Atlanta Falcons.
Attorney General stops at Pope Air Force Base (News 14 Carolina)
POPE AIR FORCE BASE – Attorney General Roy Cooper made a trip to Pope Air Force Base Monday to talk about a problem he's sees much too often – scams targeting the military.