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Freeman's Attorney: "Car Occupant Was Partly To Blame" (WTOK-TV Meridian)
Morgan Freeman's attorney claims a woman who was with the actor when he wrecked a car in Mississippi last August was partly to blame for the accident, though he won't elaborate.
Lawyer arrested for colluding with anti-State elements (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge - The Investigation Security Agency under the Ministry of Public Security on June 13 arrested lawyer Le Cong Dinh on a charge of ‘colluding with domestic and foreign reactionaries to sabotage the Vietnamese State.’
Attorney draws on life experience to help county stop desegregation order (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Attorney Valerie Speakman listened to a recording of her federal appellate court argument so many times she had it memorized like one of her favorite Chaka Khan songs.
Attorney Michelle Coady announces candidacy for circuit judge in 4th Judicial Circuit (Herald & Review)
By H&R staff TAYLORVILLE - Attorney Michelle Coady has announced she will seek the Democratic nomination in the Feb. 2 primary election to run for circuit judge in November 2010 to fill the vacancy created by John P. Coady's retirement in the 4th Judicial Circuit.
Consumer lawyer chose a road less traveled (Los Angeles Times)
In 1965, after three years with the Army, William Shernoff had two jobs lined up in different states. He made his choice on the freeway as he was leaving Missouri -- he'd head to California. The gig: Consumer lawyer with offices in Claremont and Beverly Hills
Wright City fires, hires city attorney (Suburban Journals)
The Wright City Board of Aldermen voted June 1 to discontinue the services of Darryl Hicks as city attorney.
Group fighting church says lawyer has conflict (Baltimore Sun)
An Ellicott City citizens group fighting to block a plan to convert a hillside home facing U.S. 40 near the Forest Motel into a church is complaining that the local lawyer representing the church should not be handling the case because he once represented them in a similar dispute.
Guilty: Lawyer who hid stolen art for 30 years (The Art Newspaper)
BOSTON. A retired Massachusetts lawyer who tried to sell seven stolen pictures worth $30m, which a ...
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.
Vietnam holds high-profile lawyer (BBC News)
Vietnamese authorities arrest a high-profile lawyer for allegedly conspiring against the government.
Lawyer wants dog-fighting case dismissed (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
The lawyer representing a Callahan man accused of multiple counts of animal cruelty and using animals for fighting has filed a motion to dismiss the case. A hearing is set for June 25.
Attorney for accused double murderer seeking help (Grand Island Independent)
The court-appointed attorney for accused double murderer Marco E. Torres Jr. is asking the court to appoint co-counsel.
Terrorist can sue Bush lawyer for torture (The Age)
A convicted terrorist will be able to sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture.
Well-known- Mass. defense lawyer accused of assaulting, 'bear hugging' female attorney (FOX 5 San Diego)
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A well-known Massachusetts defense lawyer faces an assault and battery charge after a female attorney said he bear-hugged her and put his chin on her shoulder in court. Attorney Pamela Saia-Rogers told Lawrence police that attorney Robert LeBlanc assaulted her in November 2008 while she was talking the other attorneys in Lawrence District Court.
Attorney General McCollum makes case for Florida governor post (Miami Herald)
In his first major speech as the Republican front-runner for governor, Attorney General Bill McCollum sought to link his likely Democratic opponent, Alex Sink, with the ''socialism'' advocated by President Barack Obama.
Attorney talks about senate debacle (Capital News 9)
We spoke with attorney Paul DerOhannesian over the legal questions around the senate debacle.
Attorney questions polygraph in Downriver beating case (Detroit News)
Brownstown Township -- The attorney for one of three men accused in the September robbing and beating an 87-year-old downriver woman is crying foul over the results of polygraph tests and the treatment given to another suspect in the case.
Obituary: Fred George / Taxation lawyer, longtime Point Breeze resident (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
For five years, Fred George, esteemed taxation lawyer and confidante, struggled with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Mr. George, a resident of Point Breeze for three decades, died in his home on Friday. He was 59.
Attorney Michelle Coady announces candidacy for circuit judge in 4th Judicial Circuit (Herald & Review)
By H&R staff TAYLORVILLE - Attorney Michelle Coady has announced she will seek the Democratic nomination in the Feb. 2 primary election to run for circuit judge in November 2010 to fill the vacancy created by John P. Coady's retirement in the 4th Judicial Circuit.
Jeffs attorney enters misdemeanor plea (Deseret News)
An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has agreed to a plea deal on a misdemeanor intoxication charge.
Court Backs Reliance Natural’s Gas Plea, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
June 15 (Bloomberg) -- An Indian court upheld a plea by billionaire Anil Ambani ’s Reliance Natural Resources Ltd. that Reliance Industries Ltd. , controlled by his elder brother Mukesh, honors a 2005 agreement to supply natural gas, a lawyer said.
Lawyer for Valentine's Day shooting rampage suspect questions search (News 10 NBC Rochester)
The lawyer for Frank Garcia is questioning whether police had the legal right to search Garcia's property on Valentines Day. Garcia is charged...
'PLANE BAN' LAWYER SUES (New York Post)
A Manhattan lawyer is suing American Airlines for putting him on its "no-fly" list after he tussled with a stewardess. Malpractice attorney Robert Ginsberg, 73, says the dispute erupted when he got stuck behind a food cart after using the...
Group fighting church says lawyer has conflict (Baltimore Sun)
An Ellicott City citizens group fighting to block a plan to convert a hillside home facing U.S. 40 near the Forest Motel into a church is complaining that the local lawyer representing the church should not be handling the case because he once represented them in a similar dispute.
Attorney for accused double murderer seeking help (Grand Island Independent)
The court-appointed attorney for accused double murderer Marco E. Torres Jr. is asking the court to appoint co-counsel.
Oregon City attorney named Clackamas County judge (The Oregonian)
Karen Brisbin Karen Brisbin, an Oregon City criminal defense attorney, is scheduled to be sworn in today as Clackamas County Justice of the Peace. Brisbin, 58, will oversee the county's newly formed Justice Court. She currently serves as the Sandy...
Belle Fourche attorney to head state bar (Rapid City Journal)
BELLE FOURCHE -- Belle Fourche lawyer Bob Morris knows two South Dakota counties don't have a single local attorney -- and another 21 have only one or two lawyers to serve the community.
Attorney General's office closing (The Escanaba Daily Press)
ESCANABA - The U.P. branch of the Michigan Attorney General's office in Escanaba will close this month due to recent cuts in the state budget. The AG branch office, located in the State Building, 305 Ludington St., has been in operation in downtown Escanaba for more than 50 years. Two employees, attorney Hal Martin and legal secretary Mary Sigfred, will be displaced by the closure.
Lawyer asks RTC to order Mancao’s transfer to city jail (The Daily Tribune)
A lawyer for three junior police officers accused in the Dacer-Corbito twin slays yesterday asked the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) to order the transfer of former Senior Police Supt. Cezar Mancao II to the Manila City Jail from his present safehouse at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Lawyer wants dog-fighting case dismissed (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
The lawyer representing a Callahan man accused of multiple counts of animal cruelty and using animals for fighting has filed a motion to dismiss the case. A hearing is set for June 25.
Attorney: Commissioner violated county charter (ABC 7 Gulfshore News)
Commissioner Brian Bigelow violated the county charter by directly confronting two county employees about racy emails, according to the county attorney.
Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli Announces New Initiative on Tribal Justice in Indian Country (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
During his address to more than 500 attendees of the National Congress of American Indians' (NCAI) 2009 Mid-Year Conference today, Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli announced the launch of a new major Justice Department initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on tribal justice in Indian Country. NCAI provides national leadership on issues facing tribal communities ...
Mozambique: Arrest Warrant Against Lawyer Suspended (AllAfrica.com)
Maputo — The Mozambican Attorney-General's Office on Friday ordered the arrest of prominent lawyer Abdul Gani, but on Sunday suspended the arrest warrant.
Attorney General will not file charges against Former Shawnee Co. DA Hecht (49 ABC News Topeka)
Attorney General’s Office reaches decision on Hecht investigation
Lawyer: Usher's Wife 'Faithful' (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
A lawyer who's opposed rapper T.I. and boxer Evander Holyfield in child-support cases is representing R&B singer Usher's wife in their split.
Attorney General Long cautions consumers about online ads (Black Hills Pioneer)
PIERRE -- Attorney General Larry Long is reminding consumers to use caution when answering and placing ads online using Web sites such as Craigslist. The Consumer Protection Division has received complaints from victims who have been victimized by fraudulent ads for such things as real estate, home rentals and vehicle purchases.
Man Accused In Craigslist Rape Gets Lawyer (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
A man charged with raping a woman whose husband is accused of arranging the encounter on Craigslist has appeared in a North Carolina court where he was appointed a defense lawyer.
AIG lawyer: Ex-top exec plundered retirement plan (AP via Yahoo! News)
The former top executive of American International Group Inc. plundered an AIG retirement program of billions of dollars because he was angry at being forced out of the company, a lawyer for AIG told jurors Monday at the start of a civil trial.
Lawyer Describes Request to Redo Mrs. Astor’s Will (New York Times)
The purpose of another codicil to Brooke Astor’s will was to give her son more control of a $60 million trust, according to the lawyer who prepared it.
Attorney Defends Trooper In Okla. Ambulance Stop (CBS News)
Attorney Defends Actions Of Oklahoma Trooper Who Scuffled With Paramedic Outside Ambulance
Calls mount for release of Vietnam lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Calls have mounted for the release of a prominent lawyer in communist Vietnam, with Human Rights Watch saying his arrest would have a "chilling effect" on the country's legal profession.
Likely U.S. attorney pick lauded (The Arizona Republic)
Phoenix lawyer Dennis Burke on way to getting Obama's recommendation for Arizona U.S. Attorney.
US urges Vietnam to free lawyer (BBC News)
The US urges Vietnam to release rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh, arrested for "distributing propaganda" against the state.
Concern mounts over Vietnam lawyer's arrest (AFP via Yahoo! News)
International concern mounted Tuesday over the arrest of a prominent lawyer in Vietnam, with Human Rights Watch saying his detention would have a "chilling effect" on the country's legal profession.
‘Angry’ Greenberg Took $4.3 Billion in AIG Stock, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Maurice “Hank” Greenberg , former American International Group Inc. chief executive officer, grew “angry and vindictive” after his ouster in 2005 and took $4.3 billion of stock out of an employee compensation program, a lawyer for AIG told a federal jury in New York.
Attorney-General rules Baby P sentences 'not too lenient' (Times Online)
The sentences handed out to the three people convicted over the brutal death of Baby P will stand after the Attorney-General today ruled they were not too lenient.
Stern’s Mistress Killed for Money, Family Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Edouard Stern ’s mistress killed him out of greed, not passion sparked by his calling her a whore, a lawyer representing the slain French financier’s family told a Geneva jury.
Attorney sued for working on suspended license (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
The state attorney general says a Tennessee attorney with a suspended license has been misleading clients and continuing to represent them.
Anthonys' Attorney Appears On GMA (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- George and Cindy's attorney, Brad Conway, appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday. However, Conway did not clear up any of the suspicion that Casey had something to do with her daughter, Caylee Anthony's death.
Starr Lawyer Denies Greenberg Took $4.3 Billion in AIG Stock (Bloomberg)
June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg, the chairman of Starr International Co., never improperly took $4.3 billion of American International Group Inc. stock out of an employee compensation plan, a Starr lawyer told jurors today in Manhattan federal court.