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Wheatley's lawyer to stand trial (The Courier Mail)
A LAWYER has been committed to stand trial on four counts of trying to help music entrepreneur Glenn Wheatley avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax.
Wheatley's lawyer to face trial (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer has been committed to stand trial on four counts of trying to help Glenn Wheatley avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax.
Covington Staff Attorney Sues Firm for Racial Discrimination (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Yolanda Young, a former Covington & Burling staff attorney who wrote a controversial column for the Huffington Post on racial segregation at large law firms, filed a discrimination suit on Tuesday that names the firm, two litigation partners, a former associate and two former staff attorneys as defendants.
Lawyer to fill seat on Greece board (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The Greece Town Board on Tuesday appointed lawyer and Greece native Shannon O'Keefe to represent the town's First Ward.
Gregoire confidante recommended as next U.S. attorney for Western Washington (Seattle Times)
Jenny Durkan, a prominent Seattle defense attorney and longtime friend and confidante of Gov. Christine Gregoire, has been recommended to the White House as the next U.S. Attorney for Western Washington.
Suspect given new attorney (The Vacaville Reporter)
A new attorney has been appointed for one of three Woodland residents facing murder charges stemming from a 2006 Vacaville home invasion.Defendants Christopher Morgan, Paula Renee Moyer and James Patrick Ray were arrested by Vacaville police following a May 6, 2006, home-invasion robbery and the beating of 78-year-old Farhan Jawinat of Vacaville.
Former assistant district attorney under investigated for child abuse (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
CAPITOLA -- The state Attorney General's Office is investigating an allegation that a former Santa Cruz County assistant district attorney abused a child.
Glastonbury Lawyer Easily Confirmed As Judge (Hartford Courant)
The General Assembly voted Wednesday night to confirm Glastonbury lawyer Dawne Westbrook to be a judge despite a state "revolving door" ethics law that says members of the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board — which Westbrook served on briefly last September — cannot hold a state job, including a judgeship, for a year after quitting the board.
City attorney roast to aid Friends Forever (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH and#8212; Have you heard the one about City Attorney Bob Sullivan spraining his ankle while walking in stiletto heels at midnight in Market Square? Come to the St. Patrick's Day roast and you'll hear that story and many more.
French Court Freezes Gabonese President's Bank Accts -Lawyer (Nasdaq)
PARIS (AFP)--French judges have frozen several bank accounts held by Gabon's President Omar Bongo after he was ordered to return a huge sum paid to him to release a jailed French businessman, a lawyer said.
Attorney defends dismissed employee (Sentinel & Enterprise)
LEOMINSTER -- The attorney for the former manager of security at HealthAlliance Hospital/Leominster on Wednesday defended his client's reputation, saying he does not have any criminal convictions on his record.
UPDATE: French Court Freezes Gabon Pres' Bank Accounts - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
(Adds details of case.) BORDEAUX, France (AFP)--France has frozen bank accounts held by Gabon's President Omar Bongo after he was ordered to return a payment made to him to release a jailed Frenchman, the plaintiff's lawyer said Thursday.
Elevator girl files raps vs lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—A 23-year-old Manila City Hall employee has filed a complaint against a lawyer, claiming that he sexually harassed her inside an elevator.
Gregoire Counsel Recommended For U.S. Attorney (Q13 FOX Seattle)
Washington's U.S. senators have recommended that Gov. Chris Gregoire's longtime counsel, Jenny Durkan, be named the top federal prosecutor in Western Washington.       Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell suggested Durkan for Seattle U.S. attorney in a Feb. 12 letter to the White House. The senators also recommended Michael Ormsby, a Spokane lawyer, to be U.S. attorney in Eastern Washington. ...
Attorney wants delay in former UI player's trial (KWWL Iowa)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An attorney for a former University of Iowa football player charged in a sexual abuse case wants the trial delayed. Cedric Everson and a former teammate are accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus in October 2007.
Guantanamo guards getting 'their kicks in' before closing: lawyer (National Post)
Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office, according to a lawyer who represents detainees
Attorney Wants Delay In Former UI Player's Trial (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
An attorney for a former University of Iowa football player charged in a sexual abuse case wants the trial delayed.
Lawyer for Nigeria: Pfizer settlement close (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer representing Nigeria in multi-billion dollar lawsuits against Pfizer said Thursday that a settlement is close in the cases stemming from the pharmaceutical giant's 1996 drug trial.
AstraZeneca Will Release Some Sealed Documents, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc has agreed to unseal 111 previously confidential documents produced in lawsuits over its antipsychotic drug Seroquel, a company lawyer said.
Defense attorney arrested in Coon Rapids for drug possession; charges expected today (Pioneer Press)
Police arrested a criminal defense attorney in Coon Rapids Wednesday night on suspicion of drug possession, authorities said.
Everson’s attorney wants trial delayed (The Des Moines Register)
An attorney for a former University of Iowa football player charged in a sexual abuse case wants the trial delayed.
Lawyer: Kevorkian doesn't agree with assisted suicide ring's ways (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Jack Kevorkian, once known as Dr. Death for assisted suicide practices, said Kevorkian does not agree with methods of a national assisted suicide ring.
Lawyer: Kevorkian doesn't agree with assisted suicide ring's ways (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Jack Kevorkian, once known as Dr. Death for assisted suicide practices, said Kevorkian does not agree with methods of a national assisted suicide ring.
General Assembly elects Mims attorney general (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The Virginia General Assembly this afternoon elected William C. “Bill” Mims the next attorney general of Virginia, succeeding Bob McDonnell, who quit last week to run for governor full time. Mims was McDonnell’s chief deputy. Mims joined the attorney general’s office in 2006 from the state Senate. He represented Loudoun County and part of Fairfax. Before serving in the Senate, Mims was a member ...
Mims named new Va. Attorney General (The Virginian-Pilot)
RICHMOND The man former Attorney General Bob McDonnell picked as his replacement is now officially Virginia's top public attorney. Both chambers of the General Assembly today elected William C. "Bill" Mims, a former Republican legislator from Leesburg, to fill the remaining 10 months on McDonnell's four-year term.
AstraZeneca Will Release Some Sealed Documents, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc has agreed to unseal 111 previously confidential documents produced in lawsuits over its antipsychotic drug Seroquel, a company lawyer said.
AstraZeneca Agrees to Bolster Seroquel Warnings, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc agreed to strengthen warnings on its antipsychotic Seroquel at the request of U.S. regulators, a company lawyer said.
AstraZeneca to Release Seroquel Files, Lawyer Says (Correct) (Bloomberg)
(Corrects the number of documents that will be unsealed in first paragraph.) Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc has agreed to unseal more than 100 previously confidential documents produced in lawsuits over its antipsychotic drug Seroquel, a company lawyer said.
AstraZeneca to Release Seroquel Files, Lawyer Says (Correct) (Bloomberg)
(Corrects the number of documents that will be unsealed in first paragraph.) Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc has agreed to unseal more than 100 previously confidential documents produced in lawsuits over its antipsychotic drug Seroquel, a company lawyer said.
Mims new Attorney General of Virginia (WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth)
RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia General Assembly Thursday formally elected Republican William C. "Bill" Mims as Virginia’s 45th Attorney General.
Jones's attorney asks for judge's removal from murder case (WSTM NBC3 Central New York)
The defense attorney in the Erin Maxwell murder case said he will file a motion asking Judge Walter Hafner to remove himself from the case.
Attorney General Investigating Somerset Sheriff (CBS 13 Baltimore)
The Maryland Attorney General's Office is investigating the Somerset County sheriff after a woman alleges he hit her twice with his car.
Lawyer: Fumo got charity $17 million, took little (Centre Daily Times)
A defense lawyer is telling jurors a former lawmaker got relatively little from a nonprofit he started, despite charges he defrauded it.
Mannatech settles with attorney general (BizJournals)
Mannatech, a nutritional supplement provider, has settled a civil complaint filed by the Texas Attorney General’s office by agreeing to pay $4 million in restitution to clients who purchased products that the state contends were not marketed appropriately under state law. (MTEX)
Tragic accident claims life of local lawyer (The Brockville Recorder and Times)
Local lawyer Robert Wilson was killed in a swimming accident Wednesday morning while vacationing in Costa Rica. Wilson, 60, was in the Central American country [...]
Lawyer for Quebec man facing terror charges launches constitutional challenge (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
MONTREAL - The lawyer for a Quebec man facing terrorism charges is going to argue that his client's constitutional rights to freedom of speech have been violated.
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley proposes boosting penalty for corporations convicted of manslaughter (The Republican)
BOSTON - The Massachusetts attorney general and three state lawmakers on Thursday proposed increasing the state's $1,000 penalty for corporations convicted of manslaughter to $250,000.
Attorney General Kroger announces tech transfer plan (BizJournals)
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger fulfilled a campaign promise Thursday by addressing a long-standing frustration of the academic community.
Tampa attorney tapped to chair state Judicial Nominating Commission (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- Prominent Tampa defense attorney John Fitzgibbons is the new chairman for the Florida Judicial Nominating Commission, which selects finalists for federal judgeships, U.S. attorneys and U.S. marshals, Sens. Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez announced today. A former federal...
Lawyer accuses officers of looking for a fight (CTV.ca)
RCMP officers arrived at the Vancouver airport looking for a fight, a lawyer for Robert Dziekanski's mother said Thursday. But Const. Bill Bentley told the Braidwood Inquiry they didn't have a plan the night Dziekanski died.
Bossier School Board discusses attorney's group of clients (KTBS Shreveport)
The Bossier Parish School Board, dealing with the fallout of a federal investigation into corruption in the school system, met in special session Thursday evening to discuss its former attorney and some of his clients that did business with the school system while he was representing the board. At issue: Some board members think attorney Patrick Jackson should have disclosed all his clients to ...
Lawyer claims state trooper was abusive to Trina Davis of Agawam following traffic stop in West Springfield (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield lawyer is asking state police to conduct an internal investigation into how a female client was treated during a traffic stop Monday on Route 5 in West Springfield.
Carbon County Attorney to Change Plea (KULR-8 Billings)
Months after entering a not guilty plea to federal drug charges Carbon County Attorney Robert Eddleman files a motion to change his plea.
Texas attorney general: Law sanctioning firms that hire illegal workers would hold up (Dallas Morning News)
A law suspending the licenses and tax permits of businesses in Texas if they knowingly hired an illegal immigrant would probably be constitutional, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated in an opinion released Thursday.
Attorney: Man started some fires but not fatal one (AP via Yahoo! News)
A mechanic accused in a string of arsons culminating in a 2006 wildfire that killed five firefighters likely started some of the fires but not the fatal blaze, his attorney told a jury Thursday.
Poll lawyer wants Comelec chief, commisioners to resign (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - An election lawyer on Friday dared Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Jose Melo and several commissioners to resign over an alleged faulty decision on an election case in Camarines Norte province.
Lawyer grills officer about confronting Dziekanski (Edmonton Sun)
VANCOUVER — RCMP officers arrived at the Vancouver airport looking for a fight, a lawyer for Robert Dziekanski's mother said Thursday.
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.
District Attorney: Lab technician's credibility questionable (The Desert Sun)
In a letter obtained today by City News Service, Riverside County District Attorney Rob Pacheco expressed serious concerns about the credibility of a laboratory technician who has worked on thousands of criminal cases.
Wake Forest law school to hold 'Ask a Lawyer Day' (Winston-Salem Journal)
The Wake Forest University School of Law's Community Law and Business Clinic will hold "Ask A Lawyer Day" from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and on March 18.