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Ryan's lawyer to ask Obama for commutation (Chicago Tribune)
A lawyer for George Ryan says he'll ask President Barack Obama to commute the former governor's more than six-year sentence. Ryan's attorney, former Gov. Jim Thompson, says he'll present a petition to Obama while keeping in mind the president has "other things on his plate."
Lawyer: Wesleyan Suspect To Plead Not Guilty (WCVB Boston)
The lawyer for a 29-year-old man accused of gunning down a Wesleyan University student says his client is set to plead not guilty.
Attorney: Man Accused Of Sex Crimes Offered Deal (KMGH 7 Denver)
The attorney for a man accused of making sexual advances on a minor and providing alcohol to the youth said Aspen prosecutors have offered a plea deal.
Kennedy picks 1st woman for state's US Attorney (Boston Globe)
Sen. Edward Kennedy has recommended that President Obama nominate Carmen Ortiz, an assistant U.S. attorney who investigates and prosecutes white-collar crime, as the next U.S. attorney for Boston.
Prosecutor tapped as next US attorney for Mass. (Boston Globe)
By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff The two US senators from Massachusetts have recommended that President Obama nominate Carmen M. Ortiz, a federal prosecutor and former state prosecutor, to become the next US attorney. Assuming that the president follows the recommendation...
LAWYER NAILED AS SPITZER'S FIXER QUITS (New York Post)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A lawyer for New York's state Senate Democrats resigned Tuesday, less than a week after a report identified him as the member of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's cabinet who received sensitive information leaked from a commission...
NY attorney general sues debt settlement firms (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - May 19, 2009 12:45 PM ET ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing two debt settlement companies, accusing them of fraudulent business practices and...
Attorney General's Air Travel Scrutinized (KOLR - KSFX Ozarks)
(Little Rock, AR) -- The air travel of state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been called into question by the "Arkansas Democrat-Gazette."
NY attorney general sues debt settlement firms (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - May 19, 2009 1:05 PM ET Corrected Version ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing two debt settlement...
Judges: British lawyer lied to shield Berlusconi (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday he will respond in Parliament to a judicial panel's determination that a British lawyer lied in court to protect him in exchange for $600,000.
SC suspends lawyer for misconduct (Sun Star)
CEBU CITY -- The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a Cebu-based lawyer for six months, convicting him of gross misconduct, allegedly committed when he prepared an “illegal contract” between two clients. read more
Six lawyers vie for US Attorney job in Madison (WKBT La Crosse)
A top prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Wisconsin is among several lawyers vying for the office's top job.
6 lawyers vie for US Attorney job in Madison (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - May 19, 2009 1:15 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A top prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Wisconsin is among several lawyers vying for the...
NY attorney general sues debt settlement firms (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing two debt settlement companies, accusing them of fraudulent business practices and false advertising.
NY attorney general sues debt settlement firms (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued two debt settlement companies Tuesday, accusing them of fraudulent business practices and false advertising.
U.S. Attorney Picks Are Under Way (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
President Barack Obama's announcement of his first wave of nominees for U.S. Attorney positions has touched off a closely guarded process freighted with symbolism and heightened sensitivities in the wake of the Bush administration firings scandal. U.S.
Mass. Judge Orders Criminal Discovery Training for U.S. Attorney's Office (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has issued an order requiring the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office to hold a training program focused on discovery in criminal cases this fall.
David G. Humphrey, 83: Lawyer stepped into sports lore (Toronto Star)
As a lawyer and judge, David G. Humphrey will surely go down as one of the steadiest, most respected hands in Canadian legal history.
Conn. lawyer guilty in theft from client (Boston Globe)
A Connecticut lawyer is facing a prison sentence for stealing more than $80,000 from a client.
RIAA Victim Jammie Thomas Gets a New Lawyer (Slashdot)
newtley writes "Only days after Brian Toder, her previous legal representative, had decided discretion was the better part of valour, leaving her fend for herself against the RIAA, Jammie Thomas says another lawyer has come forward with an offer of pro bono help. He's K.A.D. Camara from Camara & Sibley in Houston, Texas, says Jammie. And, 'He's the youngest person in history to graduate from ...
Lawyer guilty in theft from client (WTNH-TV New Haven)
An Orange lawyer is facing a prison sentence for stealing more than $80,000 from a client.
Pushed Against Wall, CraigsList Sues South Carolina Attorney General (New York Times)
Like those Clint Eastwood movies in which Dirty Harry is pushed to his limit and and finally lashes out, Craigslist sued South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster in federal court on Wednesday.
Jailed Sudanese Islamists On Hunger Strike - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AFP)--Six leading members of Sudan's opposition Popular Congress Party led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi are on hunger strike after being held for 10 months without charge, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney indicted on racketeering, conspiracy charges in connection with drug cases (Asbury Park Press)
Paul Bergrin, a Newark defense attorney formerly of Marlboro, was arrested today with three other people on an indictment charging him with leading a racketeering conspiracy that included the attempted hiring of a hitman in a high-profile Manalapan-based drug case and the murder of a witness ...
Craigslist CEO files lawsuit over SC attorney general's threat to file prostitution charges (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Craigslist's chief executive is suing South Carolina's attorney general, claiming the prosecutor's threat to file prostitution charges against the San Francisco company is unreasonable.
Craigslist CEO sues SC attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
The chief executive of Craigslist is suing South Carolina's attorney general, claiming the prosecutor's threat to file prostitution charges against the San Francisco company is unreasonable. CEO Jim Buckmaster says on his blog Wednesday he wants a restraining... Related: Craigslist - South Carolina - Jim Buckmaster - San Francisco - Attorney general
Trutanich defeats Weiss in L.A. city attorney's race (Los Angeles Times)
The outcome is also a loss for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who had backed Councilman Weiss. Ex-Assemblyman Paul Koretz holds a lead over council member David Vahedi in the 5th District race. San Pedro lawyer Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich claimed victory Tuesday in the race to become the next Los Angeles city attorney, a result that marked an apparent defeat not just for his rival, City Councilman Jack ...
Lawyer suggests Mulroney didn't know how much he got from Schreiber (CBC Ottawa)
The lawyer for Karlheinz Schreiber has suggested that former prime minister Brian Mulroney did not know the exact amount of cash he received from the German-Canadian businessman for their dealings.
Jeremy Mayfield hires Bill Diehl as attorney in NASCAR suspension case (ESPN)
The Jeremy Mayfield saga took another turn on Wednesday when a Charlotte-area attorney confirmed he was working for Mayfield as the owner-driver strives to reverse an indefinite suspension from NASCAR.
Intel lawyer: `uphill battle' to fight EU charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
Intel Corp.'s top lawyer says that fighting the European Union's record $1.45 billion antitrust fine will be an "uphill battle."
Intel lawyer: 'uphill battle' to fight EU charges (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - May 20, 2009 1:03 PM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Intel Corp.'s top lawyer says that fighting the European Union's record $1.45 billion antitrust fine will be an "uphill...
Craigslist CEO sues SC attorney general (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The chief executive of Craigslist is suing South Carolina's attorney general, claiming the prosecutor's threat to file prostitution charges against the San Francisco company is unreasonable.
Intel lawyer: `uphill battle' to fight EU charges (San Francisco Chronicle)
Intel Corp.'s top lawyer says that fighting the European Union's record $1.45 billion antitrust fine will be an "uphill battle." Bruce Sewell, general counsel for the world's No. 1 computer microprocessor maker, said at the company's annual shareholder... Related: European Union - Intel Corporation - Competition law - Intel - Advanced Micro Devices
NC senator: Keep US attorney for investigations (AP via Yahoo! News)
A junior Democratic senator from North Carolina on Wednesday urged the White House to allow a Republican-appointed U.S. attorney to stay on until the conclusion of federal probes into former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and the state's ex-governor.
New Jersey attorney, a former prosecutor, charged with murder (CNN)
A former federal prosecutor was arrested Wednesday on charges related to the murder of a witness in a drug case, among many other counts, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, New Jersey, said.
Craigslist Files Suit Against S.C. Attorney General (NPR)
Craiglist is striking back against growing pressure to remove ads on its site that were linked to prostitution. The free online classified company has filed a lawsuit against South Carolina's Attorney General. It's a defensive move, aimed at stopping the state from following through on threats to file criminal charges against Craigslist executives, if an ad on their site leads to a prostitution ...
Lawyer sentenced in NH for role in drug conspiracy (Boston Herald)
CONCORD, N.H. - A lawyer has been sentenced in New Hampshire federal court to three years in prison for his role in a scheme to buy a drug from HIV-infected patients and...
US Attorney withdraws from RI judge search (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island Robert Clark Corrente has withdrawn his name for consideration for a judgeship on the state's Superior Court.
Lawyer sentenced in NH for role in drug conspiracy (Boston Globe)
A lawyer has been sentenced in New Hampshire federal court to three years in prison for his role in a scheme to buy a drug from HIV-infected patients and then distribute it on the wholesale market.
Fong Lawyer Reprimanded For Showing Bloody Photo (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
The lawyer for the family of Fong Lee, who was shot eight times in a confrontation with police and is now at the center of a wrongful death lawsuit, was reprimanded for showing a graphic photo of Lee's bloody body on Tuesday.
Judge Rejects Attorney's Gripe Over Brooks Brothers Bow Tie Patents (Law.com)
A patent attorney's pro se attempt to sue Brooks Brothers for falsely claiming it still holds patents on adjustable bow ties has been thrown out.
Lawyer: Mary Easley won't resign (The News & Observer)
Marvin Schiller, Mary Easley's lawyer, said Easley won't resign from her post at N.C. State University. At a press conference this morning, Schiller, a Raleigh attorney, said she received the job "on her merits" and read letters praising her performance.
S.C gov. sues state attorney general over stimulus (USA Today)
South Carolina's Republican governor is suing his state's attorney general in a continuing battle over federal stimulus money.
SC gov. sues state attorney general over stimulus (San Francisco Chronicle)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is suing his own attorney general and accusing state legislators of breaking the law as he continues to block his state from receiving federal bailout cash aimed at struggling schools. The Republican's federal lawsuit, posted... Related: South Carolina - Mark Sanford - Attorney general - Republican - United States
Delphi attorney says talks continue (San Francisco Chronicle)
Talks between Delphi Corp. and members of President Barack Obama's automotive task force continue in hopes of reaching a deal on a plan to lift the auto supplier out of bankruptcy protection before a crucial deadline passes. Delphi Attorney Jack Butler said... Related: Barack Obama - Jack Butler - Task force - Bankruptcy protection - Delphi
Lawyer files defamation case against Mayawati (Calcutta News)
A lawyer Thursday moved an application before a court in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district seeking action against state Chief Minister Mayawati for her alleged derogatory utterances against P.L. Punia, a former bureaucrat and now a Congress MP from the Barabanki parliamentary seat.
Lawyer: Mary Easley will continue in job at N.C. State (The Fayetteville Observer)
RALEIGH (AP) — A lawyer for North Carolina’s former first lady says Mary Easley will not leave her job at North Carolina State University despite growing scrutiny over her appointment.
Lawyer: Stolen Palin E-Mails Were Public Record (Fox News)
Lawyer for college kid charged with hacking into Palin's Yahoo e-mail account says his client couldn't have violated her privacy.
SC gov. sues state attorney general over stimulus (AP via Yahoo! News)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is suing his own attorney general and accusing state legislators of breaking the law as he continues to block his state from receiving federal bailout cash aimed at struggling schools.
Delphi attorney: Talks with Obama task force go on (Detroit Free Press)
NEW YORK — An attorney for Delphi says talks with members of President Barack Obama's automotive task force continue in hopes of reaching a deal to lift the auto supplier out of bankruptcy protection.