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Attorney General Corbett to Refile Charges Against Veon (KYW News Radio 1060)
Attorney General Tom Corbett is considering a run for governor. But a prominent Pennsylvania political analyst thinks last week's stunning dismissal of charges against former state House Democratic Whip Mike Veon could prove to be a setback for Corbett’s political aspirations.
Roco’s feminist partner turns up as porno doctor’s lawyer (Yehey!)
By Joel Zurbano CONTROVERSIAL physician Hayden Kho has enlisted the services of feminist lawyer Lorna Patajo Kapunan to defend him in ...
BBB refers complaints to Texas Attorney General (Coppell Gazette)
The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc. has forwarded 67 complaints to the Texas Attorney General’s office regarding alleged misleading telephone sales and difficulties with refunds for testing material offered by the SAT and ACT Prep Center in Coppell.
The power of a power of attorney (National Post)
It’s a legal document that may stretch to only 1,100 words. But a poorly handled power of attorney can tear families apart.
Attorney general: Hillsboro officials must respond to FOIA requests (The State Journal-Register)
HILLSBORO -- The Illinois attorney general’s office has advised Hillsboro city officials to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests from a Donnellson man who has a pending court case against the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals, Hillsboro Energy and its affiliate, Montgomery Land Co.
Town camps takeover 'illegal': lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The Commonwealth's threat to compulsorily acquire Aboriginal town camps in Alice Springs breaches international law, a prominent lawyer says.
ROBBINSVILLE: Bills from housing attorney raise concerns (The Messenger-Press)
ROBBINSVILLE — The Township Council has delayed making payments totaling about $24,000 to the municipality’s affordable housing attorney along with a request to exceed the maximum amount of her contract.
Mother of pedicurist in homicide case fires lawyer (People's Daily)
The lawyer representing pedicurist Deng Yujiao, charged with stabbing an official to death upon alleged sexual assault in Badong County, central China's Hubei Province, has said that he would not quit the case even though the defendant's mother had annulled their contract. A day after Deng's mother Zhang Shumei announced she was dissolving the contract because the lawyer had not been able to ...
Orem attorney named to conduct panel (Deseret News)
The Utah Supreme Court has appointed Orem attorney Constance Lundberg to the Judicial Conduct Commission, which investigates...
Board recommends public reprimand for Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights Sun-Current)
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom has agreed to enter into a petition with a state ethics board that recommends a public reprimand for his actions during a Washington County murder trail.
Nigeria: Lawyer Arraigned for Assaulting Tenant (AllAfrica.com)
A lawyer, Mohammed Sani, has been arraigned before the Gudu upper Area Court for intimidation, assault and threat to life of one Ibrahim Usman of the National Library Abuja.
Uganda: Scrap Anti-Terror Law, Says Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Kampala — A Kampala lawyer has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to scrap the Anti-Terrorism Act. Jackson Karugaba is also seeking to block the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill.
BROKERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO CHEATING LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Bernama) -- Two financial brokers pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of having cheated a lawyer involving a sum of RM150,000, last year.
Newly hired attorney takes on immigration cases (The Holland Sentinel)
Justice For Our Neighbors is resuming its monthly immigration clinics with its first session Thursday. The group — which provides immigration advice — stopped its clinics in January after its attorney Susan Reed resigned to take another job.
Lawyer files RM160mil suit against Bar Council (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR : A lawyer has filed a RM160mil suit against the Bar Council for not allowing him to use their premises to launch his book entitled ‘Presumed Guilty’, seeking a declaration that their decision violated his rights to equality under Article 8 of the Federal Constitution.
Robert McFadden Palms Springs Attorney Sentenced For Prescription Drug Diversion (PharmaceuticalOnline)
Robert McFadden, 63, an attorney from Palm Springs, CA, was sentenced in U.S. District Court yesterday, to three years of incarceration to be followed by two years of supervised release for his role in a scheme in which large quantities of Serostim, an HIV drug, were illegally purchased from illegitimate sources and then illegally distributed to wholesale distributors using falsified paperwork. ...
The power of a power of attorney (National Post)
It’s a legal document that may stretch to only 1,100 words. But a poorly handled power of attorney can tear families apart.
Gambia: Lawyer Martin Condemns Witch Hunting (AllAfrica.com)
Mr. Assan Martin, a Human Rights Lawyer and Libertarian, in an interview with Foroyaa, at his office on Wednesday, 20th May, calls for the cessation of the ongoing 'Witch hunting' activities in some parts of the Western Region and other places in the country.
'Very sick' Corby signs new lawyer (Herald Sun)
SCHAPELLE Corby has signed up a new lawyer to continue her battle for freedom and to help ensure her mental condition is properly treated.
Council to consider booting city attorney (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY City council members will consider terminating city Attorney Dick Gregg Jr.'s contract at a meeting Tuesday.
Lawyer: Burmese Opposition Leader to Testify at Own Trial (Fox News)
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will testify at her own trial Tuesday, a lawyer for the pro-democracy activist said Monday.
Dubai sheikh to counter-sue Iranian in property case: lawyer (Zawya)
DUBAI, May 25, 2009 (AFP) - A Dubai sheikh being sued by an Iranian businessman over 1.9 billion dollars in property investments plans to file a counterclaim demanding compensation for losses, his lawyer said on Monday.
Attorney: Boy who fled chemo returns, sees doctor (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney says a 13-year-old Minnesota boy who fled the state last week to avoid cancer treatment has returned and is being evaluated by a doctor.
AMD lawyer cites critical 'incidents' in Intel rivalry (CNET)
The top lawyer at AMD talks to CNET about critical moments when the rivalry with Intel got particularly nasty.
The power of a power of attorney (National Post)
It’s a legal document that may stretch to only 1,100 words. But a poorly handled power of attorney can tear families apart.
Knox attorney Young, 96, dies (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Robert S. Young, a prominent attorney whose participation in numerous organizations and boards was key in bettering Knoxville, died Sunday. He was 96.
UPDATE: Pakistan Court Lifts Election Ban On Ex-PM - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
ISLAMABAD (AFP)--Pakistan's supreme court Tuesday lifted a ban on opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif holding office and contesting elections, his lawyer said.
Lawyer to Stars’ Ex-Wives Has Never Been Busier (New York Times)
A Mr. Tooth on the phone for you, sir. For years, just the word that London’s premier divorce lawyer, Raymond Tooth, was calling was enough to spread fear and loathing among a certain class of wealthy British men.
Lawyer: Mom prepared to allow son to undergo chemotherapy (CNN)
A 13-year-old cancer patient and his mother who last week fled their rural home in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, rather than undergo chemotherapy returned voluntarily Monday and will accept whatever course of treatment a court may order, their lawyer said.
Court: Suspects can be interrogated without lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a long-standing ruling that stopped police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer was present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects. The high court, in a 5-4 ruling,...
Bandidos trial delayed after lawyer steps down (CTV.ca)
The mass murder trial involving the slayings of eight men associated with the Bandidos biker gang has been halted with a lawyer excusing himself from the case.
Goshen lawyer on Sotomayor: Brilliant, poised and centrist (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
GOSHEN Veteran civil rights lawyer Michael Sussman has argued more than 20 cases before U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and if theres one thing hes learned, its this:
Carmen Trutanich, New City Attorney, Ready to Kick Ass? (LAist)
Photo: LA Times "I want to have an aggressive agenda and hit the ground running," said Carmen Trutanich, who will become LA City Attorney on July 1st, to the Daily News . He plans to name a transition team and develop an agenda for his first 100 days in office. Not only that, he's opening his doors to Controller-Elect Wendy Greuel for a department audit, something current City Attorney Rocky ...
Court: Suspects can be interrogated without lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a long-standing ruling that stopped police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer was present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects.
Court: Suspects Don't Need Lawyer Present (CBS News)
The Supreme Court has overturned a long-standing ruling that stops police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer is present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects.
Sotomayor Has Long Record As Lawyer, Judge (NPR)
When President Obama introduced his Supreme Court nominee Tuesday, he spoke at length about her personal story. Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Kenji Yoshino, a professor of constitutional law, talk about Sonya Sotomayor's long record as a lawyer and judge.
Report: Jose Baez to introduce new attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
Who will be Casey Anthony's death-certified attorney? We will find out Thursday, WESH-Channel 2 reports. Attorney Jose Baez will introduce this addition to Anthony's defense team at a hearing that day, the NBC affiliate says.
Reported gangster, attorney wife out on bond (11 News Houston)
An alleged Houston gangster and his attorney wife are out on bond. Both were taken into custody and charged with money laundering last week.
Dallas Attorney Dan Sheehan Leads Another Successful Texas Irish American Cup Challenge (dBusinessNews.com)
DALLAS – Dallas attorney Daniel Sheehan , chairman of the 12 th Annual Texas Irish American Cup Challenge, is pleased to announce that this year’s golf tournament and auction raised nearly $150,000 for local and international charities.
Council to consider booting city attorney (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY City council members will consider terminating city Attorney Dick Gregg Jr.'s contract at a meeting Tuesday.
Attorney Accused Of Money Laundering (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- An attorney and her husband have been accused of laundering more than $100,000, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday. Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos said Grace D. Kopacz, 39, and William Harigan Rambo III, 38, have been charged with felony money laundering.
S.C. attorney general says lawsuits could weaken governor's office (NBC 26 Augusta)
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says lawsuits over forcing Gov. Mark Sanford to request $700 million in federal stimulus cash could weaken the governor's office.
Focus on Astor?s Many Wills, and a Lawyer in the Middle (New York Times)
More than 30 wills were executed over half a century, and the testimony of her lawyer, Henry Christensen, is critical to both prosecution and defense.
Qimonda Insolvency Lawyer Considers Selling Parts, FTD Reports (Bloomberg)
May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Qimonda AG ’s insolvency lawyer Michael Jaffe is examining a possible sale of parts of the company after China’s Inspur Group Co. said its not interested in a complete takeover, the Financial Times Deutschland said, citing unidentified people close to Qimonda’s creditors.
Former state attorney's investigator indicted (Orlando Sentinel)
A former investigator for the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office appeared in federal court Tuesday after being indicted on one count of possession of child pornography.
Lawyer: Shropshire accuser 'thoroughly inebriated' night of alleged incident in car (Baltimore Sun)
The lawyer for an Annapolis alderman accused of inappropriately touching a midshipman said Tuesday that he thinks the Naval Criminal Investigative Service may have recorded a telephone conversation between his client and the accuser, who the lawyer said was "thoroughly inebriated" the night of the alleged incident.
High court: Police can interrogate without lawyer (Detroit Free Press)
The nation's highest court Tuesday overturned a ruling that prohibited police from asking questions of a defendant once he or she had requested a lawyer, setting aside a 23-year-old precedent built off a Michigan case.
Attorney General moves to appeal against 'lenient' Baby P sentences (Times Online)
The Attorney General today moved to get the sentences in the Baby P case increased on the grounds they were unduly lenient.
The power of a power of attorney (National Post)
It’s a legal document that may stretch to only 1,100 words. But a poorly handled power of attorney can tear families apart.
Attorney General may appeal over Baby P sentencing (Daily Telegraph)
The Attorney General is to consider appealing against the sentences handed down in the Baby P case.