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KENGADHARAN WILL START WORK AS A LAWYER TOMORROW (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 (Bernama) -- The lawyer of the illegal organisation, Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), R. Kengadharan, who was released from detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) will resume his legal work tomorrow.
Governor, attorney general split over gambling (Birmingham News)
Attorney General Troy King says electronic bingo machines are legal in some counties. Governor Bob Riley says they are what they look like -- illegal slot machines.
Former U.S. Attorney Subpoenael in Murder Case (WTOK-TV Meridian)
Former U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton has been subpoenaed in a murder case in which the defense is challenging whether a deal was offered to the mother of a key prosecution witness.
Governor, attorney general split over gambling (The Huntsville Times)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The split between the governor and his hand-picked attorney general over electronic gambling is demonstrated by the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling.
Guilty verdict in HIV murder case sets bad precedent for disclosure, lawyer says (CNews)
TORONTO - The guilty verdict for a Hamilton man convicted of killing two women through the transmission of HIV sets a bad precedent and will cause HIV-positive people to think twice about disclosing their status, the man's lawyer said Sunday.
Opinions divided on lawyer's firing (Edmonton Sun)
The Pentagon's firing of Omar Khadr's high-profile military lawyer followed months of conflict both with his superiors and others defending the Guantanamo Bay detainee, several sources said yesterday, but the impact on the Canadian's situation remained unclear.
Md. Court of Special Appeals throws out lawyer’s claim that case-referral agreement was breached (The Daily Record)
Saying the clients’ interests remain paramount, the Court of Special Appeals has thrown out a lawyer’s claim that his co-counsel breached a case-referral agreement by not consulting him before settlement and telling the clients they had a potential malpractice claim against him.
Israeli attorney general considers charging Olmert (The Malaysian Insider)
JERUSALEM, April 5 — Israel’s attorney-general put former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on notice today he was weighing criminal charges against him over suspected corruption during a 2003-2006 term as industry and trade minister. Olmert is suspected of having granted favours to clients of his former law partner while serving in the cabinet post. He has denied any wrongdoing in the case, one of ...
U.S. attorney probes alleged police beating (The Charleston Gazette)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal grand jury has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged beating of a Charleston attorney by W.Va. State Police troopers while in custody, according to court documents.Roger A. Wolfe, who serves as chairman of...
Attorney General opposes pay for 'factually innocent' man who served five years in prison (San Jose Mercury News)
Attorney General's Office is opposing Jeffrey Rodriguez getting the standard $100-a-day payment for those who are wrongfully incarcerated '” $138,100 in his case '” saying the San Jose father hasn't proved he was mistreated by the system that held him five years before determining him 'factually innocent.'
Town Hall lecture strikes chord with local attorney (North Platte Telegraph)
The North Platte Telegraph Harold Kay, North Platte trial attorney, had special interest in the appearance of Dan Abrams as a Town Hall lecture series speaker.
Veteran attorney anxious for jury duty (The Gainesville Times)
Defense attorney Anne Watson has a lot of admirers. They mail her poetry and drawings of doves, crosses, roses and teddy bears, many thanking her for standing up for them in their darkest days. The Hall County jail is the return address on many of the letters.
Attorney: harassment probe 'likely contributed' to sheriff's heart attack (FOX 41 Louisville)
An attorney for Harrison County Sheriff Mike Deatrick says the stress of sexual harassment accusations and criminal proceedings against him likely contributed to his heart attack.
East Ridge city attorney fees lawsuit hearing today (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A hearing is set to take place today in a lawsuit filed by Hamilton County Commissioner Curtis Adams against the city of East Ridge about the disclosure of attorney John Anderson’s itemized billings to the city.
Harkin's nominee for U.S. attorney under fire for role in Postville raid (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
WATERLOO --- A federal prosecutor who secured Sen. Tom Harkin's recommendation for the U.S. District Attorney post in northern Iowa is running into opposition for her role in the federal immigration raid on Agriprocessors last year.
Alabama governor, attorney general split over gambling (Montgomery Advertiser)
The split between the governor and his hand-picked attorney general over electronic gambling is demonstrated by the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling.
Immigration attorneys question US District Attorney nominee's role in Postville raid (WQAD Moline)
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Iowa attorneys critical of the handling of last year's immigration raid in Postville oppose Sen. Tom Harkin 's nominee for U.S. District Attorney for the northern district of Iowa.
Governor, attorney general split over gambling (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Governor Bob Riley didn’t appoint Attorney General Troy King to the task force—and King didn’t give the task force’s private lawyers permission to represent the state in court.
Attorney: Proposed settlement more extensive than granted mining permit (The Mercury)
NEW HANOVER — At least two of the areas highlighted by a township attorney as being significant in a proposed settlement with the company seeking to dig a quarry in town are also included in a mining permit the company received four years ago from the state.
Lawyer says April 16 court date would kill PCCW deal (Reuters via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
HONG KONG, April 6 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Richard Li's Pacific Century Regional Developments said on Monday that a hearing set for April 16 in the proposed privatisation of Hong Kong phone company PCCW <0008.HK> is too late and would result in killing the deal.
Lawyer says April 16 court date would kill PCCW deal (Reuters via Yahoo! Philippines News)
HONG KONG, April 6 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Richard Li's Pacific Century Regional Developments said on Monday that a hearing set for April 16 in the proposed privatisation of Hong Kong phone company PCCW <0008.HK> is too late and would result in killing the deal.
(AFX UK Focus) 2009-04-06 12:39 Lawyer says April 16 court date would kill PCCW deal (Interactive Investor)
HONG KONG, April 6 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Richard Li's Pacific Century Regional Developments said on Monday that a hearing set for April 16 in the proposed privatisation of Hong Kong phone company PCCW is too late and would result in killing the deal. On Monday, a Hong Kong court said it would allow controlling shareholders of PCCW to proceed with a $2.2 billion privatisation of the firm after ...
US Attorney in Mobile announces resignation (NBC 13 Birmingham)
U.S. Attorney Deborah Rhodes said in a statement Friday she plans to leave her position on April 17
Mumbai attack lawyer under threat (CNN)
Indian attorney Anjali Waghmare says she has faced protests, threats and her home has been attacked because she has agreed to represent the lone surviving suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks.
New investigator aides District Attorney’s Office (Washington Daily News)
District Attorney Seth Edwards of Judicial District 2 has a new weapon in his office: Roger Sims.
Rwanda: Rwandan Lawyer Denies Knowledge of UN Court Paying Allowances for Defence Witnesses (AllAfrica.com)
Leonidas Nshogoza, Rwandan lawyer charged for attempting to bribe prosecution witnesses to give false testimony before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), claimed Monday that he was never told that there was up keep allowances for the defence witnesses.
Rwanda: Contempt Charges - Rwandan Lawyer Denies He Plotted False Testimony (AllAfrica.com)
Arusha — Rwandan lawyer on trial for contempt of court before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Leonidas Nshogoza, Tuesday denied that his visits to the former Rwandan Minister for Education and Culture, Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda, while in custody at the United Nations Detention Facilities (UNDF), were meant to plot false testimony.
Conn. attorney general questions $400 million of bailout money going to credit rating agencies (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is questioning why $400 million is going to the big three credit agencies that he says helped created the economic meltdown.
Cancer patients' lawyer: Board mishandling new cases (The Ottawa Sun)
The lawyer representing patients whose breast cancer tests were botched in Newfoundland and Labrador says the health board at the centre of the case is still failing to keep people properly informed.
NY attorney general files civil fraud charges against hedge fund manager Merkin in Madoff case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - New York's attorney general filed civil fraud charges Monday against a hedge fund manager who funneled $2.4 billion to Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff without telling clients where their money was going.
A meeting with the Attorney General: Time to abolish the Felony Murder Rule (New York Daily News)
Through a friend in Washington, I was able to get a meeting with Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States.
Conn. attorney general launches probe into bailout aid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal questioned a Federal Reserve bailout program on Monday, saying it gives unfair advantage to three large ratings agencies.
Attorney calls for men's release (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - April 6, 2009 1:23 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - An attorney for Chinese Muslim detainees says if President Barack Obama is "truly committed to closing Guantanamo," the men "should...
DC attorney general decries gun amendment (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital would be more vulnerable to a terrorist attack if the District of Columbia's gun laws were weakened, the city's attorney general said Friday.
Attorney nixes Marlins small business requirement (BizJournals)
Miami-Dade County’s attorney rejected a proposal requiring small businesses get at least 15 percent of service agreements on the Florida Marlins ballpark project.
Debate rages over North Bergen construction site lawyer (The Jersey Journal)
Dennis Oury, a federally indicted lawyer and the legal representative arguing in favor of building a strip mall into the Palisades, is the focus of a front page story by The (Bergen) Record. The article asks whether a man facing...
Merkin lawyer calls case "ill-conceived" and "without merit" (WBTV Charlotte)
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for a hedge fund manager accused of investing $2.4 billion of his clients' money with Bernard Madoff without their knowledge says the case against his client is "hasty" and "without merit."
Merkin lawyer calls case "ill-conceived" and "without merit" (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
Associated Press - April 6, 2009 3:33 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for a hedge fund manager accused of investing $2.4 billion of his clients' money with Bernard Madoff without their knowledge...
District attorney may testify in assistant sheriff's lawsuit (Orange County Register)
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas may testify in the upcoming wrongful termination civil trial of former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo.
Samir Cabrera to get new attorney (The News-Press)
Convicted real estate agent Samir Cabrera will get a new attorney.
Pollard plans to retire after decades as city attorney (The Wilmington Star-News)
Tom Pollard has worked under nine Wilmington mayors and countless City Council members. And for more than a quarter of a century as city attorney, he's been a staple behind a microphone at hundreds of council meetings, giving his best advice on legal matters.
Bahrain trial aims to silence government critics: Lawyer (Canada.com)
A trial of 35 Shiite Muslims that has fuelled weeks of violent protests in Bahrain, the island kingdom that is home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, is an effort to silence government critics, the defendants' lawyer said.
Lawyer Blames Death Penalty For Death Of Jesus (Mmegi)
Lawyer Duma Boko told a panel discussion at the University of Botswana (UB) last Thursday that Jesus would have lived longer if there had been no death penalty. "If we did not have the death penalty, Jesus would have lived much longer than the 33 years that he did," he said at the discussion whose topic was 'To kill or not to kill - capital punishment in Botswana'.
The $6 Billion Dollar Man - Texas Lawyer Scores Big - Again (Law Fuel)
Baker Botts lawyer Irv Terrell has scored his second $1 billion-plus judgment. Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
Connecticut attorney general questions credit-rating companies (Los Angeles Times)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is questioning why up to $400 million in federal bailout money is going to the big three credit-rating agencies that he says helped create the economic meltdown.
Botswana: Lawyer Blames Death Penalty for Death of Jesus (AllAfrica.com)
Lawyer Duma Boko told a panel discussion at the University of Botswana (UB) last Thursday that Jesus would have lived longer if there had been no death penalty.
NY attorney general brings civil fraud charges against investor Ezra Merkin in Madoff scandal (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - New York's attorney general filed civil fraud charges Monday against a hedge fund manager who funneled $2.4 billion to Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff without telling clients where their money was going.
Melnyk tried to do right: Lawyer (Global TV Maritimes)
Eugene Melnyk's lawyer says the Ontario Securities Commission is trying to pin the actions of others on the Biovail founder, who only tried to do right by investors when the company released "admittedly imperfect" information about an earnings shortfall in 2003.
Disbarred attorney allegedly stole $75,000 from clients (The Record and Herald News)
RUTHERFORD — A disbarred attorney from Rutherford was arrested today, accused of withdrawing more than $75,000 of his clients’ money from trust accounts and spending it on himself, authorities said.
Attorney general wounded in shooting (Daily Telegraph)
A GUNMAN shot and lightly wounded Nicaragua's attorney general while he was exercising near his home in the capital today, police said.