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Fort Collins attorney files suit against police (9 News Denver)
LOVELAND (AP) - A Fort Collins attorney and business owner is suing law enforcement officials to find out why they haven't arrested anyone in a string of Larimer County burglaries.
CINCINNATI LAWYER GETS 2 YEARS IN DRUG CASE (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A judge has ordered two years imprisonment for a lawyer who gained notoriety following the 2001 riots in Cincinnati and was recently convicted in a drug-related case.
Foster mother lawyer asks judge for 3-year sentence (CBC Edmonton)
The lawyer for an Edmonton foster mother convicted of manslaughter in the death of a three-year-old boy asked a judge to impose a three-year sentence.
Judge orders US to pay $600K, issues reprimand for secret taping of Fla. defense lawyer (FOX 13 Utah)
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge has issued a reprimand and ordered the U.S. government to pay a defendant more than $600,000 because prosecutors secretly tape-recorded a defense lawyer.
Fla. attorney general sues maker of Vick chew toy (AP via Yahoo! News)
Florida's attorney general is suing a company that makes a dog toy that looks like Michael Vick and is named after the suspended NFL star.
Angry Wisconsin court fines sloppy lawyer, gives proofreading tips (Pioneer Press)
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin appeals court was so angry with a lawyer's sloppy work that it fined him $500, asked for an investigation into his conduct and gave him tips on proofreading.
Attorney General sues maker of Caylee doll, Vick chew toy (Naples Daily News)
Florida's attorney general sued a Jacksonville company and its owner today for marketing and selling Caylee Anthony dolls and Michael Vick chew toys and misrepresenting that sales proceeds would be donated to charitable causes.
Fla. attorney general sues maker of Vick chew toy (San Francisco Chronicle)
Florida's attorney general is suing a company that makes a dog toy that looks like Michael Vick and is named after the suspended NFL star. The lawsuit filed Thursday claims Showbiz Promotions said it would give proceeds from the sale of the dog chew toy to...
Angry WI Court Gives Proofreading Tips to Lawyer (WEAU Eau Claire)
A Wisconsin appeals court was so angry with a lawyer's sloppy work that it gave him tips on proofreading.
Fla. attorney general sues maker of Vick chew toy (SportingNews)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's attorney general is suing a company that makes a dog toy that lo...
Indiana Attorney General Files Suit Against Foreclosure Consultant Companies (Indiana's NewsCenter)
INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed several lawsuits today in Boone, Clark, Delaware, Grand and Marion counties against five foreclosure consultant companies.
Attorney: Nurse didn't inject patients with bleach (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a former nurse charged with injecting 10 people with bleach at an east Texas dialysis center says she's being scapegoated.
Attorney General Sues Maker Of Vick Chew Toys (CBS4 Miami)
Florida's attorney general is suing a company that makes a dog toy that looks like Michael Vick and is named after the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback.
SEC Charges Georgia-Based Attorney for Operating a Ponzi Scheme (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a Marietta, Georgia-based attorney Thursday for operating a Ponzi scheme that sold promissory notes to raise funds that were purportedly invested in real estate transactions, including private mortgages.
Attorney: Nurse didn't inject patients with bleach (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - April 9, 2009 4:23 PM ET LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - An attorney for a former nurse charged with injecting 10 people with bleach at an east Texas dialysis center says she's being...
Malbari's lawyer shot dead in M'lore (Deccan Herald)
Kashimji was the lawyer for Rasheed Malbari an associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim who was nabbed recently.
Angry Court Gives Proofreading Tips To Lawyer (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin appeals court was so angry with a lawyer's sloppy work that it gave him tips on proofreading. The District 2 Court of Appeals said attorney Patrick Hudec, of East Troy, has shown "a pattern of gross and inexcusable inattention to details."
Lawyer For Reporter Held In Iran Awaits Charges (NPR)
The lawyer for detained Iranian-American Roxana Saberi says he has yet to see a charge sheet for his client, who has been accused of espionage by an Iranian prosecutor. The State Department dismissed the accusation as baseless.
Attorney General Holder Says Doing Justice Comes Before Winning (Bloomberg)
April 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder , days after dropping a political corruption case that helped drive Alaska Senator Ted Stevens from office, said he expects prosecutors to put fairness ahead of winning and hinted at a further Justice Department shake-up.
Ex-Upshur County lawyer pleads guilty to two felony charges (The Longview News-Journal)
A 16-year Upshur County lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to misappropriation of client trust fund accounts and felony theft.
Malbari's lawyer shot dead in Mangalore (The Times of India)
MANGALORE: A lawyer representing Rashid Malbari, an aide of Chhota Shakeel, was shot dead by unidentified assailants near his apartment on Sturrock Road on Thursday.
Lawyer For Reporter Held In Iran Awaits Charges (NPR)
The lawyer for Roxana Saberi, an American journalist charged with espionage by Iranian authorities, says he has not seen any of the evidence against her. Saberi, a freelance reporter for several news organizations, including NPR, was charged Wednesday with spying for U.S. intelligence services.
Attorney: Nurse didn't inject patients with bleach (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former nurse charged with injecting 10 patients with bleach at a dialysis clinic is being made a scapegoat by the medical facility, her attorney said Thursday.
Fla. attorney general suing makers of Vick chew toy (Sports Illustrated)
Florida's attorney general sued a company Thursday that makes a Michael Vick dog toy, claiming proceeds from the sale were never donated to animal shelters as promised by the firm.
Fla. attorney general sues Vick chew toy makers (Sports Illustrated)
Florida's attorney general sued a company Thursday that makes a Michael Vick dog toy, claiming proceeds from the sale were never donated to animal shelters as promised by the firm.
Jury Selection Questionnaire Delays Start of Trial of Socialite's Son, Lawyer (Law.com)
Jury selection in the trial of socialite Brooke Astor's son and a lawyer has been multi-tiered, meticulous and longer-lasting than expected. So far, 1,200 prospective jurors have cycled through a Manhattan courtroom in the effort to find 12 jurors and six alternates for the high-profile trial. The judge explained to potential jurors that the 10-page juror questionnaire he had prepared with input ...
Former top Army lawyer nominated for AF job - Army News, news from Iraq, - Army Times (Army Times)
A lawyer who served as the Army’s top civilian attorney during the Clinton Administration is President Barack Obama’s choice to be the Air Force’s chief civilian lawyer.
Lagos Lawyer Joins Senatorial Race (This Day)
A Lagos lawyer and convener, Ondo State Eminent Personalities Group, Banji Alabi, has declared interest in the Ondo North Senatorial seat. “Baring his mind to journalists in Lagos, Alabi, said this followed severe pressures from friends and associates from the senatorial district.
Chicago attorney pleads not guilty in deaths of Knicks player's former girlfriend, baby (Newsday)
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago attorney accused of killing New York Knicks player Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and their infant daughter has pleaded not guilty.
Attorney: Nurse didn't inject patients with bleach (Austin American-Statesman)
A former nurse accused of injecting 10 dialysis patients with bleach at a clinic in Lufkin is out on bail, and her attorney said Thursday that the mother of two is being made a scapegoat and wrongfully accused.
East Palo Alto gets new city attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
East Palo Alto has hired a new city attorney to fill the post previously held by Michael Lawson. Vincent Ewing will begin work as the city's top lawyer on April 13.
Gang war over Varun hate talk? Don's lawyer shot dead (IBN live)
Lawyer of Chhota Shakeel's aide - planning to target Varun - shot dead
Austin-based U.S. attorney resigns (Austin American-Statesman)
U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of Austin, the top federal prosecutor for 68 Central and West Texas counties, e-mailed his resignation Thursday to President Barack Obama.
Attorney Thomas Sharpe dies at 73 (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Thomas Sharpe, an attorney who defended the father of actor Woody Harrelson for the murder of a federal judge, has died. He was 73.
Khadr's U.S lawyer decried by military superior (The Globe and Mail)
Omar Khadr's U.S. military defence lawyer is in limbo after his superiors attempted to remove him from the Canadian's case, an attempt a military judge subsequently shot down.
Attorney Thomas Sharpe dies at 73 (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - April 10, 2009 12:35 AM ET BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Thomas Sharpe, an attorney who defended the father of actor Woody Harrelson for the murder of a federal judge, has died.
East Palo Alto gets new city attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
East Palo Alto has hired a new city attorney to fill the post previously held by Michael Lawson. Vincent Ewing will begin work as the city's top lawyer on April 13.
Murderer deserves break: Lawyer (Toronto Sun)
A teenaged gunman involved in the Boxing Day shootout that killed Jane Creba is the least guilty killer imaginable, his lawyer told Superior Court yesterday.
Gang war over Varun hate talk? Don's lawyer killed (IBN live)
Lawyer of Chhota Shakeel's aide - planning to target Varun - shot dead
City attorney, state challenge Seattle council's closed budget-cut sessions (Seattle Times)
Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr said the private, closed-door budget briefings between city council members and the mayor's staff may violate the state's open-meeting law. Carr joined the Washington Attorney General's Office and the public-policy group Evergreen Freedom Foundation on Thursday in questioning the sessions.
Nigeria: Lagos Lawyer Joins Senatorial Race (AllAfrica.com)
Lagos — A Lagos lawyer and convener, Ondo State Eminent Personalities Group, Banji Alabi, has declared interest in the Ondo North Senatorial seat. "Baring his mind to journalists in Lagos, Alabi, said this followed severe pressures from friends and associates from the senatorial district.
Branson city attorney: Landing 'not in floodplain' (The Springfield News-Leader)
Two Branson Landing basements scrutinized for their lack of floodproofing have never been in a floodplain and are not subject to floodplain regulations, Branson's city attorney wrote in a report released Thursday.
Lawyer seeks dismissal of sexual assault case against county worker (The Desert Sun)
The lawyer for a Riverside County Probation Department employee said Wednesday he will seek dismissal of sexual assault charges against his client because the statute of limitations has lapsed, but prosecutors disagree.
Attorney General Conway enters Senate race (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday that he will seek the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Jim Bunning, setting up a Democratic primary battle next year with Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo.
Lawyer steers clear of specifics in Onondaga County cab-robbery case (The Post-Standard)
Defense lawyer Tony Belletier didn't want to offer specifics in court recently for why a client should not be tried at one time for three incidents involving charges he robbed cabdrivers.
Lawyer: Mob boss's mother feared will would be disputed (Asbury Park Press)
The lawyer who prepared Mildred DiGilio's 1995 will — the one that is the focus of a court fight among her surviving children — said his client predicted the survivors would end up in court to challenge her final wishes.
Lawyer For Chimp Owner: Animal Wasn't Violent Before Attack (Hartford Courant)
A pet chimpanzee that nearly killed a Connecticut woman never showed signs of violence before the attack, its owner's lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: Chimp never was violent (Journal Inquirer)
STAMFORD — A pet chimpanzee that nearly killed a woman never showed signs of violence before the attack, its owner’s lawyer said Thursday. Robert Golger, lawyer for Sandra Herold, said the victim, Charla Nash, previously had interacted with the chimp without incident.
Sweeney's lawyer urges rehab (The Post-Star)
Former U.S. Rep. John Sweeney's court appearance Thursday on a driving while intoxicated charge was adjourned at the request of Sweeney's lawyer, who is recommending that Sweeney go to rehab, the lawyer, E. Stewart Jones, said Thursday.
Lawyer seeking plea in washout crash case (Albert Lea Tribune)
The lawyer for the driver of a sport-utility truck that crashed into a washout on Freeborn County Road 34 last June, in which two people died, said he thinks a plea is likely.