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Lawyer in TB scare sues CDC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
An Atlanta lawyer whose tuberculosis case caused an international health scare has sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for invasion of privacy.
Lawyer in 2007 TB scare sues CDC (CNN)
A Georgia, lawyer whose bout with tuberculosis caused an international health scare, sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for invasion of privacy. Andrew Speaker alleges that the CDC released sensitive information about him, harming his reputation and ruining his new marriage.
Attorney files motion to rule for county in bidding lawsuit (NWAnews.com)
Washington County Attorney George Butler Jr. filed a motion Wednesday to rule in the county's favor over a lawsuit filed last week by lawyer Jim Rose III concerning construction contracts for the courthouse parking deck and other projects. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Fiancee's lawyer: Wedding between client, Craigslist slaying suspect being 'dismantled' (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - A lawyer for the fiancee of a former medical student accused of killing a masseuse he contacted on Craigslist says the wedding they had planned this summer is being "dismantled."
NY Attorney General To Make Announcement In NY Pension Probe (Nasdaq)
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will announce a new development Thursday in his probe into alleged kickbacks involving the state's pension fund.
Craigslist To Meet With Illinois Attorney General (WebProNews)
Craigslist is not on law enforcement's good side at the moment; its erotic services section has come under fire from all sorts of people following the attacks in Boston.  But it looks like the lines of communication are still open, at least, as Craigslist representatives will soon meet with Illinois's attorney general. This won't be the first time the two sides have gotten together.  In ...
Lawyer Gets 5 Years For Asylum Scheme (CBS 13 Baltimore)
A Silver Spring lawyer has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for preparing false asylum applications for immigrants seeking to stay in the United States.
Facebook Executive Considering Run For California Attorney General (FOX40 Sacramento)
An executive with the company that operates the social networking Web site Facebook is considering running for attorney general in California. Chris Kelly -- Facebook's chief privacy officer -- says has formed an exploratory committee to consider a campaign to be California's chief law enforcement official. The incumbent attorney general -- Democrat Jerry Brown -- is considering a campaign for ...
Lawyer: Accused 'Craigslist Killer's' Wedding Is Off (Fox News)
A lawyer for the fiancee of accused 'Craigslist Killer' Philip Markoff says the couple's summer wedding is being 'dismantled.'
Facebook Exec Considers CA Attorney General Run (ChannelWeb)
Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly is likely thinking about running for California attorney general in 2010.
Lawyer for fiancee of alleged 'Craigslist killer' Philip Markoff says planned wedding 'will not occur' (The Republican)
BOSTON - A lawyer for the fiancee of a former medical student accused of killing a masseuse he contacted on the Craigslist Web site says the wedding they had planned this summer is being "dismantled."
Lawyer Disbarred For Sex With Client (Local 6 Orlando)
A lawyer who let a female client work off her fee through sex has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court.
City attorney’s wife dies after being struck by school bus (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND –The wife of South Bend’s city attorney was killed Thursday morning when she was struck by a school bus.
Jakubson’s Attorney Speaks Out (The Source)
    Police Chief Paul Jakubson’s attorney, John Kelly, read the long-awaited and much-anticipated Connecticut State Police internal affairs report of his client and released the following statement, printed in full here. The state police report was released to town officials on April 20. The Source has filed a freedom of information request seeking a copy of the report. Press Statement on Behalf ...
Trego County attorney quits, cites health (The Hays Daily News)
WaKEENEY -- He's only been in office for a few months, but health issues are forcing Trego County Attorney David Basgall to resign the position. When he announced his resignation, Basgall said it was for health reasons only.
Special state's attorney named for county (Daily Chronicle)
Keith Foster has been appointed as a special state's attorney for DeKalb County by 16th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge F. Keith Brown.
Fla. Lawyer Disbarred For Sex With Client (WFTV 9 Orlando)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla -- A lawyer who let a female client work off her fee through sex has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court. The justices Thursday cited James Harvey Tipler's guilty plea to solicitation to prostitution as one of several instances of professional misconduct.
Lawyer: Madoff brother demands $500,000 license fee (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Bernard Madoff's brother demanded a $500,000 licensing fee for part of the market-making unit of the swindler's firm being sold at auction, a lawyer for the trustee winding down the company said on Thursday.
U.S. lawyer hopeful on Sudan Gitmo detainees (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Two Sudanese detainees facing military trials in Guantanamo Bay are "good candidates for repatriation," a U.S. military lawyer who represents one of them said in Khartoum Thursday.
Stanford attempts to surrender in Texas: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire facing civil fraud charges, attempted to turn himself in at the federal courthouse in Houston on Thursday, but was turned away because there is no warrant for his arrest, his lawyer said.