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Madoff's assets tally over $1 billion, lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
NEW YORK — More than $1 billion in assets from Bernard Madoff's businesses have been found, a lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for jilted investors said today.
Attorney for sports memorabilia collector wants to question OJ Simpson in Nevada prison (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SANTA ANA, Calif. - An attorney for a sports memorabilia collector who was robbed in a Las Vegas hotel room wants the court's permission to videotape a deposition of O.J. Simpson from a Nevada prison.
Hampden District Attorney William Bennett asks judge to reconsider decision to exclude nearly $2 million worth of ... (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Defending the work of a state police narcotics investigator, Hampden District Attorney William M. Bennett urged Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II Monday to reconsider his ruling that tossed out close to $2 million worth of cocaine as evidence in a Holyoke drug case.
Collector's lawyer wants deposition of OJ Simpson (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A lawyer for a sports memorabilia collector who was robbed in a Las Vegas hotel room wants the court's permission to videotape a deposition of O.J. Simpson from a Nevada prison.
Fee Fight Yields $25,000 Sanction for Plaintiffs Lawyer (Law.com)
A federal judge has turned down a request for more than $2 million in fees and sanctioned a plaintiffs lawyer $25,000 for submitting false fee applications in civil rights litigation against FedEx. Judge Susan Illston also forbade Waukeen McCoy from filing any more FedEx-related fee petitions, calling his actions regarding the petitions "among the most egregious that this court has seen in ...
U.S. attorney tells Stuart audience to be vigilant against corruption (Stuart News)
U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta gave an overview of the major federal crimes plaguing the Southern District of Florida on Monday to about 85 residents gathered in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library.
AIG workers to return more than $50 million in bonuses, attorney general says (The Greenville News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday that In total, AIG employees have agreed to return about $50 million of the $165 million in bonuses awarded earlier this month by the troubled insurer.
Home improvement outfits must register with state attorney general (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Contractors who perform more than $5,000 a year in home improvements must register with the state Attorney General's Office by July 1.
Attorney General To Investigate Cop Killings (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Parolees like the one who killed three Oakland police officers and left a fourth brain-dead over the weekend must be tracked and restricted more aggressively, state Attorney General Jerry Brown said Monday.
India: Mumbai Gunman Does Not Object to Having a Lawyer Appointed to Defend Him (New York Times)
The only surviving gunman of the Mumbai terrorist attacks told a court in India on Monday that he would agree to a government-provided lawyer.
Rosemead city attorney steps down (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
ROSEMEAD - Rosemead City Attorney Bonifacio Garcia, of the law firm Garcia, Calderon and Ruiz, turned in his resignation letter on March 19.
Erwin: DA wanted attorney's report held (San Bernardino Sun)
Eight months before a San Bernardino County grand jury released findings of time card fraud and political malfeasance in the Assessor's Office, those same allegations were presented to the District Attorney's office, two top officials say.
AIG workers to return more than $50 million in bonuses, attorney general says (The Greenville News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday that In total, AIG employees have agreed to return about $50 million of the $165 million in bonuses awarded earlier this month by the troubled insurer.
GOP defends Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's cybercrime ads (Miami Herald)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's $1.4 million ad campaign against online sex offenders has set off a pitched political battle that could foreshadow the race to succeed Gov. Charlie Crist.
Lawyer outlines troubled childhood of man convicted in Turnpike killings (Sun-Sentinel)
One of two men guilty in Turnpike killings fights for life sentence Screening family photographs that showed Daniel Troya as beloved son and loving brother, Troya's lawyer on Monday tried to convince a jury that the young man they convicted in the brutal murder of an entire family deserved to live.
LAWYER TAKES MAS TO TRIBUNAL OVER ADVERTISEMENT (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, March 24 (Bernama) -- A lawyer has taken Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to the Tribunal for Consumer Claims here over an advertisement on Oct 20, 2008 with the heading "What You See Is What You Get".
Elizabethton attorney Cowan indicted on tax evasion charges (Johnson City Press)
A federal grand jury indicted an Elizabethton attorney this week for tax evasion and failure to file income tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Knoxville.
Lawyer claimed she was raped 'because she was too drunk to consent to sex' (Daily Mail)
Lawyer claimed she was raped 'because she was too drunk to consent to sex'
Lawyer denies misappropriating €2,300 (Times of Malta)
Lawyer Reuben Micallef was granted bail this morning after pleading not guilty to misappropriating more than €2,300 to the detriment of Alan and Sylvia Huntley .
Lawyer says Madoff assets reach $1 billion mark (The Pantagraph)
NEW YORK -- More than $1 billion in assets from Bernard Madoff’s businesses have been found, a lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for jilted investors said Monday. | Video
Arizona Attorney General to Investigate Sexual Abuse Cover Up at Planned Parenthood Clinics (Christian News Wire)
PHOENIX, Mar. 24 / Christian Newswire / --The Arizona Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into Planned Parenthood after the student-led nonprofit Live Action released videos with undercover footage from three Planned Parenthood of Arizona clinics.
Lawyer: Dumlao dropped from Dacer slay case (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Glenn Dumlao has been ordered dropped from the list of accused in the double murder of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito, the former police officer’s US-based lawyer Felix Vinluan claimed Tuesday.
Lawyer: Madoff Assets Reach $1 Billion Mark (Fox News)
More than $1 billion in assets from Bernard Madoff's businesses have been found, a lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for jilted investors said.
Judge: Chambliss immune from lawyer's questions on explosion (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A Chatham County judge says Sen. Saxby Chambliss won't have to answer questions from a Savannah lawyer suing Imperial Sugar on behalf of victims of the explosion at its Georgia refinery.
Judge: Congressman immune from lawyer's questions (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A judge has ruled Sen. Saxby Chambliss doesn't have to answer questions from a lawyer suing Imperial Sugar on behalf of victims of the explosion at the company's Georgia refinery last year.
Taylor to take the stand in summer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is set to be the first witness on the stand when his defence case starts this summer, his lawyer told a press conference in Freetown Tuesday.
Michael Vick hires defense attorney (UPI)
ATLANTA, March 24 (UPI) -- An Atlanta lawyer says he has been hired by former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, who may be released from prison in May, to be his defense attorney.
Attorney seeks new trial for Boyd in connection to Christian - Newsom murders (WATE 6 Knoxville)
The attorney for Eric Boyd,  serving 18 years for being an accessory to the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom in January 2007, says he'll seek a new trial for his client.
Mounties entered like 'SWAT team' when confronting Dziekanski: lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The lawyer for Robert Dziekanski's mother accused a Mountie who confronted the man at Vancouver's airport of entering the like a cowboy without taking the time to assess the scene.
Blago Has New High-Power Attorney (WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago)
Leading Chicago criminal defense attorney Terence P. Gillespie has joined the team of lawyers representing ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
City Council Hires 2nd Attorney for Cobo Case (WDET-FM Detroit)
     A second attorney will be helping the Detroit City Council in its case against Mayor Ken Cockrel, Junior concerning Cobo Hall.      Attorney Adam Shakur has been retained to assist Research and Analysis Director David Whitaker with the case. The issue is whether Mayor Ken Cockrel, Junior has the authority to veto council’s resolution blocking Cobo from becoming part of a regional authority. ...
Stanford May Have a Lawyer (BusinessWeek)
Alleged fraudster R. Allen Stanford’s seemingly endless search for a lawyer may be coming to an end. A person familiar with the securities fraud investigation against the Texas financier is considering retaining high-powered Houston attorney Dick DeGuerin to represent him.
Obama lawyer sticks to ban on Muslim scholar (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer arguing on behalf of the Obama administration on Tuesday echoed Bush administration policies to back a decision to deny one of Europe's leading Muslim intellectuals entry to the United States.
Defense attorney says Spector didn't kill actress (Channel 8 San Diego)
Associated Press - March 24, 2009 4:04 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Spector's defense attorney has told a Los Angeles jury that scientific evidence proves actress Lana Clarkson pulled the...
Waxahachie lawyer tapped to succeed county judge who quit 2:57 PM CT (Dallas Morning News)
Ellis County commissioners have voted to consider appointing Waxahachie lawyer Carol Bush to fill the remaining term of outgoing County Judge Chad Adams.
Defense Attorney Says Spector Didn't Kill Actress (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Phil Spector's defense attorney has told a Los Angeles jury that scientific evidence proves actress Lana Clarkson pulled the trigger of the gun that killed her at the music producer's home in 2003. Attorney Doron Weinberg used a courtroom screen Tuesday to list 14 points of forensic evidence including blood spatter, gunshot residue and DNA which he said are proof of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Deputy Attorney General Ogden Announces Efforts to Step Up Fight Against Mexican Drug Cartels (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announced Tuesday increased efforts and reallocation of Justice Department personnel to combat Mexican drug cartels in the United States and to help Mexican law enforcement battle cartels in their own country.
County Attorney Appeals Snitily Sentence (KETV 7 Omaha)
The Douglas County attorney thinks that probation is too lenient of a sentence for Eugene Snitily, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.
GOP defends Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's cybercrime ads (Miami Herald)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's $1.4 million ad campaign against online sex offenders has set off a pitched political battle that could foreshadow the race to succeed Gov. Charlie Crist.
Defense attorney says Spector didn’t kill former Napan (Napa Valley Register)
LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector’s defense attorney has told a Los Angeles jury that scientific evidence proves actress and former Napa County resident Lana Clarkson pulled the trigger of the gun that killed her at the music producer’s home in 2003.
Phil Spector's attorney: Actress killed herself (AP via Yahoo! News)
Phil Spector's defense attorney told a jury in closing arguments Tuesday that scientific evidence proves actress Lana Clarkson pulled the trigger of the gun that killed her in the music producer's mansion six years ago.
Lawyer on trial for mortgage fraud (UPI)
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 24 (UPI) -- A real estate lawyer went on trial in North Carolina this week on charges of helping in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.
Stanford May Have a Lawyer (BusinessWeek)
Alleged fraudster R. Allen Stanford’s seemingly endless search for a lawyer may be coming to an end. A person familiar with the securities fraud investigation against the Texas financier is considering retaining high-powered Houston attorney Dick DeGuerin to represent him.
Madoff Trustee Picard Wins Power of Attorney Over U.K. Unit (Bloomberg)
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Irving Picard , who was appointed by the Securities Investor Protection Corp. to unwind Bernard Madoff’s businesses, won power of attorney over the money manager’s London unit.
Attorney for man beaten by Fort Lauderdale cops plans lawsuit (Sun-Sentinel)
An attorney representing the man punched in the face by a Fort Lauderdale police officer, on a widely viewed video, put the city on notice that he plans to file a lawsuit.
Forensics show Spector innocent of murder: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Forensic evidence in music producer Phil Spector's murder retrial proves he is not guilty of the shooting death of a Hollywood actress six years ago, his lawyer told the jury on Tuesday.
Forensics show Spector innocent of murder - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
LOS ANGELES, March 24 (Reuters) - Forensic evidence in music producer Phil Spector's murder retrial proves he is not guilty of the shooting death of a Hollywood actress six years ago, his lawyer told the jury on Tuesday.
Naperville attorney accused of stealing from clients, partners (Daily Herald)
A Naperville attorney is facing criminal charges on suspicion he stole and mishandled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients and former law partners.
Chicago's Arnstein & Lehr to Absorb Seven-Lawyer Florida Firm (Law.com)
The Chicago law firm Arnstein & Lehr is absorbing the seven-lawyer, Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fieldstone Shear & Denberg as of April 1, expanding its presence in that southern state. Arnstein & Lehr will have 143 attorneys after the addition, including 50 in Florida, with the bulk of the new attorneys joining the firm's Miami office.
Phil Spector’s attorney: Actress killed herself (MSNBC)
On a large courtroom screen, attorney Doron Weinberg listed 14 points of forensic evidence, including blood spatter, gunshot residue and DNA, that he said were proof of a self-inflicted wound.