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Attorney leaves Cedar Rapids library board, criticizes council (The Gazette)
© 2009 Gazette CommunicationsCEDAR RAPIDS and#151; Respected local attorney Dennis McMenimen has resigned from the cityand#146;s library board in frustration over the City Council and amid questions about a possible conflict of interest that he insists doesnand#146;t exist.McMenimen, who sits on a special building committee of the library board, revealed his intent to resign to The Gazette as ...
Pakistan produce Mumbai suspects in court: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Five suspects accused by India of involvement in last year's Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people appeared in a special court in Pakistan Saturday, their defence lawyer said.
Burkburnett attorney named judge (Wichita Falls Times Record News)
Burkburnett attorney Ber­nard “ Barney” Fudge has gotten the nod from Gov. Rick Perry to become 78th District Court judge. The governor’s office posted the announcement on its Web site Friday.
Mumbai attack suspects in court: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
Five suspects accused by India of involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people appeared in a special court in Pakistan, their lawyer said.
Lawyer victim of 'skylarking' tragedy (Herald Sun)
SYDNEY lawyer David Catts has been named as the man who died after falling from the 22nd-floor balcony of a Brisbane hotel
Berlusconi's lawyer denies archaeological scandal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer denied the premier hid archaeological ruins at his Sardinian villa and said tapes purporting to show him boasting to a call girl were fake, newspapers said on Saturday.
Prosecuting attorney weighs charges from May 9 boat crash on Beaver Lake (NWAnews.com)
Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Van Stone is considering whether charges are warranted in the May 9 Beaver Lake boat crash that left a Rogers man missing. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller launches a community outreach program (The Evening News and the Tribune)
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was in Clarksville on Friday to announce
New lawyer: Dolloff stands by story of intruder (Boston Globe)
A new lawyer for a Standish woman charged with attempted murder in the beating of her husband says she had no motive and is sticking with her story that an intruder attacked her husband and shot her.
Wife clung to death plunge lawyer (Adelaide Now)
A PROMINENT Sydney lawyer has plunged 17 floors to his death in what his family and friends describe as a case of "skylarking gone tragically wrong".
Wife clung to death plunge lawyer (News.com.au)
A LEADING lawyer fell 17 floors to his death in what his family and friends describe as a case of "skylarking gone tragically wrong".
Ghaziabad lawyer's house burgled of jewellery worth Rs.1 million (Calcutta News)
Jewellery worth about Rs.1 million was burgled from the house of a lawyer here after the residents were bolted inside their bedrooms while they slept, police said Saturday.
District Attorney removes herself from murder case (KLIV 1590 Silicon Valley News)
SAN JOSE -- Santa Clara County's District Attorney is removing herself from a San Jose murder case, after it was revealed her husband has financial ties to the victim's family.
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.
New lawyer: Woman charged with beating husband stands by story of intruder (Bangor Daily News)
PORTLAND, Maine ? A new lawyer for a Standish woman charged with attempted murder in the beating of her husband says she had no motive and is sticking with her story that an intruder attacked her ?
Deputy County Attorney in Prince William Promoted to Top Job (Washington Post)
Angela Horan's career with the county attorney's office in Prince William began 22 years ago with a case involving a mule jumping off a diving board into a pool at the county fair.
Edmonton lawyer applauds judge’s criticism of Alberta Children’s Services (CHCA News)
EDMONTON - An Edmonton lawyer who represents hundreds of one-time foster children says a judge's scathing comments about Alberta Children's Services show the department is more focused on protecting itself than protecting children.
Court Declines To Send Lawyer Back To Jail (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Jul 26 : A litigant's plea to send her lawyer back to jail where he was for 58 months under trial for forgery and cheating has been dismissed by a sessions judge.
Attorney general settles New Castle police pension case (The Journal News)
NEW CASTLE - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office has settled its case with two town police officers who were accused of defrauding the state pension system by reporting that one of them had worked 20 years and was entitled to a full pension when he had already stopped working and was spending much of his time in North Carolina.
S.F. city attorney checking on Daly residence (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will look into Supervisor Chris Daly's living situation to ensure he still lives in the district he represents. The move came after the two-term supervisor volunteered to be investigated, both men said Saturday. Daly...
Find a lawyer to smooth out life's hassles (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - If you are waiting for your landlord to fix a leaky roof -- you may need a lawyer. If you are adopting a child -- you may need a lawyer. If your business partner, or spouse, is cheating on you -- you may need a lawyer.
Story, video: Prayer death case attorney says treatment might have killed girl (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
WAUSAU The attorney for a man accused of reckless homicide in the death of his 11-year-old daughter told a jury Saturday that doctors treatment plans likely would have killed her.
Lawsuit accuses attorney of misconduct (Galveston County Daily News)
TEXAS CITY A lawsuit filed by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline seeks to have a Texas City attorney reprimanded, suspended or disbarred.
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.
District Attorney apologizes (KLIV 1590 Silicon Valley News)
SAN JOSE -- A public apology has been issued by the Santa Clara County District Attorney over a recent conflict of interest involving a local murder case.
4 apply to be state's attorney in Norwalk (Boston Globe)
Four prosecutors have applied to become permanent supervisory assistant state's attorney for Norwalk Superior Court.
4 Apply to be State's Attorney in Norwalk (WCBS 880 New York)
Four prosecutors have applied to become permanent supervisory assistant state's attorney for Norwalk Superior Court. READ MORE>>
Woman Represented By Phony Lawyer Appeals Case (KMGH 7 Denver)
A woman convicted of trying to hire someone to kill her son's father is appealing her case because the man who represented her has been found guilty of impersonating a lawyer.
Lawyer mum about Palazzolo extradition (Independent Online)
The lawyer for Italian fugitive Vito Palazzolo says they are still in the dark when an order to extradite him is to be finally delivered.
City Attorney To Look Into Whether Daly Lives In District (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- San Francisco's city attorney plans to investigate whether a city supervisor lives in the district he represents. Dennis Herrera said Saturday he had taken up Supervisor Chris Daly's invitation to probe his living situation.
Lawyer mum about Palazzolo extradition (Pretoria News)
The lawyer for Italian fugitive Vito Palazzolo says they are still in the dark when an order to extradite him is to be finally delivered. Last weekend officials confirmed that the previous ministry of justice Enver Surty had signed off on Palazzolo being extradited from South Africa to Italy.
Former Staff Attorney's Discrimination Suit Against Covington Back on Track (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge on Friday revived the discrimination suit filed by former Covington & Burling staff attorney Yolanda Young against her old firm. The judge had dismissed the case after Young and her attorney failed to show up in court.
Field naive and unsophisticated but not a criminal - lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Taito Phillip Field is a naive and unsophisticated man but not a criminal who took advantage of Thai tradesmen seeking immigration help, his lawyer told a jury today.
Misconduct trial continues for ex-Kilpatrick lawyer (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit's Freedom of Information chief resumes the witness stand this morning in the professional misconduct trial of Samuel McCargo, former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's lawyer in the perjury-stained police whistleblowers' trial.
Curtis Mann, Holocaust survivor, lawyer, dies (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Curtis L. Mann, a lawyer and Holocaust survivor, died Saturday (July 25, 2009) at Brooking Park in Chesterfield of complications he suffered following cardiac arrest. He was 83 and lived in Creve Coeur. Mr. Mann was born in Frankfurt, Germany.
Report: N.Y. district attorney wants prison for Plaxico Burress (The Virginian-Pilot)
NEW YORK  Manhattan's district attorney says he wants Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress to serve time in prison. Robert Morgenthau told the newspaper that Burress, who shot himself with an unlicensed gun in November, was willing to agree to spend a year in jail, but prosecutors insisted on two, the New York Post reported. Burress grew up in Virginia Beach.
Lawyer Cal Dunlop unfazed in the spotlight (Reno Gazette-Journal)
When spotlights from across the nation targeted longtime Reno lawyer Calvin R.X. Dunlap last week, after he filed a lawsuit claiming that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raped a Harrah's worker and that resort management covered it up, he said he was unfazed by the potential opponents he would face.
Lawyer's clients in secret probe (The Courier Mail)
FEDERAL investigators are holding secret star chamber examinations of former drug defendants to gather evidence for investigations of a Brisbane-based lawyer.
Federal prosecutor: Attorney Mark Shelnutt was offered plea deal before indictment (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Columbus attorney Mark Shelnutt, accused of aiding a abetting a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering, was offered a plea deal before his May indictment, a prosecutor said in a pre-trail conference today.
District attorney frustrated about dropped stabbing case (The Observer)
An Albuquerque man accused of stabbing five people in 2007 won’t face criminal charges because of a mistake made by the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s office.
LAWYER: DEFOE 'UNLAWFULLY' ARRESTED (Sporting Life)
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was "unlawfully" arrested on Monday on suspicion of driving while disqualified, his lawyer said.
‘Girls Gone Wild’ lawyer: Bribe claim bogus (MSNBC)
Federal prosecutors brought trumped up charges against a Hollywood associate of "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis, two ex-sheriff's deputies and a jail worker, a lawyer said.
Biden, Attorney General switch venue (The Record and Herald News)
Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder were originally scheduled to hold an event in Pennsauken but the location was switched to Philadelphia on Friday.
COLA attorney to sue agency: Certificates required by law have yet to be issued, Phillips said (Pacific Daily News)
The attorney representing a class of government retirees is giving the Department of Administration director a final warning to issue cost of living adjustment certificates or face an expensive lawsuit.
Field naive but not corrupt: lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Taito Phillip Field had been naive and his business affairs could be "shambolic", but that didn't mean the former MP was guilty of corruption, accepting bribes and perverting the course of justice, his lawyer said yesterday. For...
Attorney General Says Gun Ban Remains For School Events (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper says people with handgun permits can't carry their weapons into parks or sports fields when they are being used by schools.
Report: Manhattan district attorney wants jail time for Burress (NFL.com)
Manhattan's district attorney says he wants former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress to serve time in prison, the New York Post reported.
'Girls Gone Wild' lawyer: NV bribe claim bogus (AP via Yahoo! News)
Federal prosecutors brought trumped up charges against a Hollywood associate of "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis, two ex-sheriff's deputies and a jail worker to pressure them to implicate Francis in an alleged bribery scandal, a lawyer said.
Attorney unsure if charges coming in dog case (Battle Creek Enquirer)
DEARBORN — An attorney is not sure if a Detroit-area man who kept 112 live dogs and the frozen bodies of 150 others in freezers will face charges.