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Lawyer: Mom of 2 of Jackson's kids is inconsolable (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who represented Debbie Rowe in a custody matter says the mother of two of Michael Jackson's three children is inconsolable.
Disbarred Lawyer Says He's a Victim of Federal Fraud Suit (Law.com)
Disbarred lawyer James S. Quay, the target of an injunction filed by the State Bar of Georgia earlier this month, said he's long since ceased advertising himself as an attorney, and that the Bar's action is actually the result of an outcry by the victims of an unrelated, multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme orchestrated by another lawyer, and in which he was an unwitting participant.
U.S. Attorney Firings 'No. 1 on the Hit Parade' at House Judiciary Committee (Law.com)
Elliot Mincberg, chief counsel for oversights and investigations at the House Judiciary Committee, said Friday an ongoing investigation into the 2006 firing of nine U.S. Attorneys "has already demonstrated" there was "improper political influence" over the firing decisions. Mincberg also said Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has indicated he will reconsider the possibility of prosecuting the ...
Md. Attorney General to Probe Constellation Chief's Compensation (Washington Post)
In a move reflecting the national uproar over executive compensation, two Maryland senators are calling for the state's attorney general to investigate whether the chief executive of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy should have received last year more than $15 million in salary and bonuses and...
Lead defense attorney wants off Korbe case (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The lead defense attorney for the Indiana Township woman charged with killing an FBI agent wants off the case, saying he has not been fully paid for his services.
Botched cases earn N.D. attorney 6-month suspension (The Bismarck Tribune)
North Dakota's Supreme Court has suspended a Williston attorney from practicing law for six months.
Aurora attorney says police took his car in retaliation for defending minorities (FOX 31 Denver)
Civil Rights attorney, Derek Cole says Aurora Police are retaliating against him for his work with Blacks who have been in scrapes or shot by police.
Obituary: Lawyer Thomas Tweedy's personal injury cases included hospital sex scandal (The Sacramento Bee)
Thomas A. Tweedy, a colorful Sacramento lawyer who defended major personal injury cases, including scores of lawsuits related to a notorious Sutter Memorial Hospital anesthesiologist, has died at age 80.
Attorney suspended after cocaine charge filed (The Bismarck Tribune)
A Minot attorney has been suspended from practicing law after cocaine and drunken driving charges were filed against him.
BHC man seeking new attorney (Mohave Daily News)
KINGMAN - A Bullhead City man, charged with kidnapping and armed robbery along with 10 other felony charges may get another attorney.
Newport has to cover officer’s attorney fees (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach will have to pay $700,000 more to cover the attorney fees of police Sgt. Neil Harvey, who won a discrimination lawsuit against the city earlier this year, Superior Court Judge Peter Polos ruled Monday.
Conneaut councilman turns over e-mail and identity to attorney (Star Beacon)
Ward 1 Councilman Dave Campbell on Friday turned over an e-mail message — complete with the sender’s identity — to the attorney of Conneaut’s Public Works Department director.
Katherine - Jackson Lawyer Disputes Debbie Rowes Custody Bid (ContactMusic)
KATHERINE and JOE JACKSON's lawyer is disputing reports the couple's former daughter-in-law will claim custody of MICHAEL JACKSON's two children, insisting the King of...
Sarbjit gets new lawyer, to file fresh review petition (The Times of India)
Sarabjit's new lawyer Owis Sheikh said it was due to Hamid's "negligence" that the review petition was dismissed ex-parte and said he will file a fresh petition in the court.
Sarabjit gets new lawyer, to file fresh review petition (The Times of India)
Sarabjit Singh's new lawyer Owis Sheikh said it was due to the earlier lawyer Rana Abdul Hamid's 'negligence' that the review petition was dismissed ex-parte.
Sarabjit gets a new lawyer, to file fresh review petition (NDTV)
Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is languishing in a Pakistani jail for the last 18 years, has got a new lawyer, days after the supreme court in Islamabad dismissed his appeal against capital punishment.
Attorney drafting contract for city manager candidate (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
ROANOKE RAPIDS — City council has instructed its attorney to draw up a contract to offer its top city manager candidate.
Former Government Lawyer Loves Life on Loose Id, Her Erotic Web Publishing Firm (Washington Post)
Behind the Rite Aid, next to the house with the American flag, and inside the five-bedroom home with the fish-shaped windsock swaying over the front door -- this is where a former government lawyer with a thing for sex and werewolves lives.
Sarabjit gets new lawyer, to file fresh review petition (The Times of India)
AMRITSAR/ISLAMABAD: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is languishing in a Pakistani jail for the last 18 years, has got a new lawyer, days after the Supreme Court in Islamabad dismissed his appeal against capital punishment.
Sarbjit gets a new lawyer, to file fresh review petition (Hindustan Times)
Indian death row prisoner Sarbjit Singh, who is languishing in a Pakistani jail for the last 18 years, has got a new lawyer, days after the Supreme Court in Islamabad dismissed his appeal against capital punishment.
Tim Fox: A belief in justice helps define the attorney for Breckenridge, Wilkin County (The Wahpeton Daily News)
Defined by a belief in justice and a love for his hometown, Attorney Tim Fox has played a key role in the Breckenridge community for more than 30 years.
Sarabjit gets new lawyer, to file fresh review petition (The Economic Times)
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Jackson's doctor hires law firm; lawyer says physician only considered a witness (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
LOS ANGELES - A Houston lawyer says his firm has been hired by the doctor who reportedly was with Michael Jackson when the pop star was fatally stricken in his Los Angeles home.
Jackson's doctor hires a Houston attorney (Los Angeles Times)
The physician who was in Michael Jackson's Holmby Hills mansion before his death has hired an attorney from
Sarabjit gets new lawyer, to file fresh plea (The Hindu)
Amritsar/Islamabad: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, languishing in a Pakistani jail for the past 18 years, has got a new lawyer, days after the country’s Supreme Court dismissed his appeal against capital punishment. ...
Column: Does lawyer who bares sole have an ace in the hole? (The Palm Beach Post)
The holes in the soles of a lawyer's shoes have become a legal issue during a civil trial in the Palm Beach County Courthouse.
Stanford alum Thomas Tweedy, Sacramento lawyer in hospital-sex scandal, dead at age 80 (San Jose Mercury News)
Thomas A. Tweedy, a colorful Sacramento lawyer who defended major personal injury cases, including scores of lawsuits related to a notorious Sutter Memorial Hospital anesthesiologist, has died at age 80.
Portland mayor's scandal tests Oregon's new attorney general (The Oregonian)
John Kroger faces questions himself after deciding against charges in his first big political challenge as attorney general
Attorney suspended after cocaine charge filed (The Bismarck Tribune)
A Minot attorney has been suspended from practicing law after cocaine and drunken driving charges were filed against him.
Rural Schools Closure Called Unconstitutional By Attorney (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK — An attorney for Arkansas parents who want keep their rural schools open says closing them due to high transportation costs violates the state constitution.
Hennepin County attorney updates Robbinsdale City Council (Crystal - Robbinsdale Sun-Post)
Efforts by the Hennepin County District Attorney's Office to partner with agencies and groups within local communities to prevent crime are achieving positive results, according to Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman.
Frank E. Mason Jr., attorney (Baltimore Sun)
Former health department supervisor had run for Talbot County state's attorney Frank E. Mason Jr., an attorney and a former supervisor for the Baltimore Health Department, died Saturday at his home in Easton after what his family said was a long illness. He was 78.
Phony lawyer faces additional prison (Daily Pilot)
A Newport Beach man faces additional time in federal prison for his persistence in tricking people into believing he’s a lawyer, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Newport has to cover officer’s attorney fees (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach will have to pay $700,000 more to cover the attorney fees of police Sgt. Neil Harvey, who won a discrimination lawsuit against the city earlier this year, Superior Court Judge Peter Polos ruled Monday.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and friend share views on Israel, I.D. theft (The Salt Lake Tribune)
When not inadvertently twittering his plans to run for U.S. Senate, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff waxes philosophical in patriotic and prayerful 140-character tweets during his recent visit to Israel.
Scottish Muslim rights lawyer charges UK with 'criminalising minority groups' (New Kerala)
Glasgow (Scotland), June 28 : A Scottish human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has charged the British Government with criminalizing minority communities.
Attorney General to review sex attacker Kirk Reid's sentence (Daily Telegraph)
The Attorney General will review the prison sentence given to a notorious serial sex attacker who stalked women near his home.
Doctor’s Attorney Said That Jackson Was Found With a Pulse (New York Times)
Dr. Conrad Murray’s attorney said Michael Jackson was not breathing but had a weak pulse when he was found Thursday.
Jackson still had a pulse, lawyer for doctor tells AP (USA Today)
Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor, Conrad Murray, found him in bed and not breathing, a lawyer for the doctor told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Lawyer for doctor: Jackson had pulse when found (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor found him in bed and not breathing, a lawyer for the doctor told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Attorney: Promoters owe Jackson doctor money (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for Michael Jackson's doctor says the cardiologist is owed $300,000 by the promoter of the star's planned concerts in London.
Lawyer rebuts Michael Jackson painkiller injection report (Baltimore Sun)
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's personal physician said Sunday that reports that the doctor injected the pop star with a powerful painkiller before his death were "absolutely false."
Attorney assigned in child beating death (The Shreveport Times)
DeRidder attorney Tony Bennett has been assigned to represent Jeffrey Denby booked in the beating death of an 18-month-old boy on June 18.
Vermont Attorney General Says Trooper Justified In Shooting (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
The Vermont Attorney General's Office says a state trooper was justified when he shot a burglary suspect in Bristol last November.
Lawyer: Jackson's doc didn't give excessive drugs (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor said his client never gave or prescribed Jackson the painkillers Demerol or OxyContin, and denied reports suggesting that the doctor gave the pop star drugs that contributed to his death.
3 Alabama Democrats eye attorney general race (The Tuscaloosa News)
By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press MONTGOMERY | A veteran district attorney and two prominent lawyers are considering running as Democrats for attorney general - a race that already features the Republican incumbent fighting an experienced candidate in the GOP primary.
3 Democrats eye Alabama attorney general race (NBC 15 Mobile)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A veteran district attorney and two prominent lawyers say they are considering running as Democrats for attorney general next year.
U.S. Attorney's Office: Conyers is convicted (Detroit Free Press)
Today a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit said Monica Conyers is convicted. "Our position is that she stands convicted," the spokeswoman said.
Madoff lawyer: Recommended sentence is excessive (AP via Yahoo! News)
Bernard Madoff's lawyer says sentencing guidelines in the swindler's multibillion-dollar fraud case "do not speak of vengeance and revenge."
3 Democrats may enter race for attorney general (Montgomery Advertiser)
A veteran district attorney and two prominent lawyers are considering running as Democrats for attorney general -- a race that already features the Republican incumbent fighting an experienced candidate in the GOP primary.