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Attorney: Stanford Layoffs Looming In Antigua (CBS 11 Dallas - Fort Worth)
More layoffs for islanders who work for R. Allen Stanford's crippled tropical business empire are likely by the end of July, an attorney for the indicted Texas financier said Thursday. Managers at Stanford's Antigua companies have been told that the island businesses need massive restructuring in hopes they might emerge as leaner companies that can deal with the continued fallout of an alleged ...
NATIONAL : Antasaris Dossiers Accepted by Attorney Generals Office Monday (Kompas)
The dossiers of currently non-active Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Antasari Azhar, who has been declared suspect in a murder case will be submitted to the Attorney Generals Office
Attorney says Mt. Juliet man did not murder his wife (WKRN Nashville)
The attorney of a Mt. Juliet man accused of killing his own wife says his client is innocent.
Casey, Specter to check those wanting to represent W. Pa. as U.S. Attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Applications also are being sought for the position held by Michael R. Stiles, interim U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Martin C. Carlson, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Lawyer says Clemens didn't test positive in 2003 (Sports Illustrated)
Roger Clemens' lawyer says the pitcher was not among the more than 100 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.
Report: Clemens' lawyer claims he passed steroid test in '03 (The Sports Network)
Report: Clemens' lawyer claims he passed steroid test in '03
Lawyer: Clemens did not test positive in '03 (Major League Baseball)
Lawyer: Clemens did not test positive in '03
Newsweek reporter faces Iran trial: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari and a number of reformist leaders in Iran are to face trial accused of "acting against national security," their lawyer Saleh Nikbakht told AFP on Saturday.
Iranian lawyer 'to meet' detained British Embassy official (Daily Telegraph)
An Iranian lawyer has said that he is seeking permission to see a detained British embassy staffer after being told by his family that he stood accused of "acting against national security."
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.
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.
LMSD defends choice of defense attorney (Main Line Times)
The Lower Merion School District has retained the services of a high-profile and, some might say, high-priced Center City attorney to defend itself against a federal civil-rights lawsuit filed in May by seven Ardmore families on behalf of their nine children. The lawsuit seeks to block the school district from sending the students to Harriton High School.
Lt. Gov. Kottkamp has yet to enter Florida Attorney General race (Tallahassee Democrat)
The race for Florida attorney general may be one of the hottest contests in 2010, but on the eve of Independence Day, the presumed Republican frontrunner has yet to step in the ring.
Mich. soldier serving in Iraq sworn in as an attorney by video (The Mercury)
Associated Press Writer LANSING, Mich. — Army Reserve Maj. Miles Gengler didn't hesitate as he repeated the oath during his swearing-in as an attorney. His words just had to travel more than 6,000 miles from Baghdad's Green Zone to Michigan to be heard.
Six on a mission to kill a lawyer arrested (Press Trust of India)
New Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Six alleged henchmen of underworld don Chota Shakeel, who were said to be here on a mission to kill a prominent lawyer, have been arrested, police said today.
Lawyer: Roger Clemens didn't test positive in 2003 (USA Today)
Roger Clemens' lawyer says the pitcher was not among the more than 100 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. Rusty Hardin told the New York Times that Clemens obtained the results from the drug-testing company and provided them to Congress before his 2008 testimony by waiving his right to keep them private.
SEC lawyer warned of Madoff irregularities (National Post)
A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer warned about irregularities at Bernard Madoff’s financial management firm as far back as 2004, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing agency documents and sources familiar with the investigation.
Iranian lawyer says to seek permission to meet detained UK embassy staffer (New Kerala)
Tehran, July 4 : An Iranian lawyer has said that he is seeking the permission of the concerned authorities here to see a detained British embassy staffer who has been accused of 'acting against national security'.
BREAKING NEWS !!!! - Prominent White County attorney dies (The Carmi Times)
Former White County State's Attorney Chris Heid, 58, died at Hamilton Memorial Hospital Saturday morning, July 4 after White County Ambulance Service personnel transported him there from his Enfield home after 9 a.m. Saturday.  
Specter, Wecht's lawyers criticize US attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Defense lawyers and a U.S. senator are criticizing comments made by Pittsburgh's U.S. attorney last month as her office dismissed fraud and theft charges against a noted pathologist.
Specter, Wecht's lawyers criticize US attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
Defense lawyers and a U.S. senator are criticizing comments made by Pittsburgh's U.S. attorney last month as her office dismissed fraud and theft charges against a noted pathologist. Lawyers for former Allegheny County medical examiner Cyril Wecht are calling... Sponsored Topics: Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Pennsylvania - US - Cyril Wecht - United States
Star lawyer makes Supreme Court splash (Austin American-Statesman)
It's a rare lawyer who can deftly handle the pressure of arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Palin attorney warns press on 'defamatory material' (Politico via Yahoo! News)
Ratcheting up her offensive against the news media, Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney threatened Saturday to sue mainstream news organizations if they publish “defamatory” stories relating to whether Palin is under federal investigation.
Palin attorney decries 'defamatory' rumors (Anchorage Daily News)
Gov. Sarah Palin's personal attorney issued a statement Saturday denouncing rumors that Palin resigned because she is under criminal investigation and threatening legal action for publishing "defamatory" material about the governor.
Waco attorney rakes in winnings at World Series of Poker (Waco Tribune-Herald)
To the next lawyer who finds himself on the opposing side of a divorce case from Waco attorney Dick McCall, here are some words of advice: If he pulls his lucky Baylor University baseball cap low over his eyes and starts chomping feverishly on a cigar, he is probably bluffing.
Ill. attorney found dead at residence (Evansville Courier & Press)
Chris Heid, a well-known Southern Illinois criminal defense attorney and former White County state's attorney, died Saturday morning after collapsing at his home in Enfield. He was 58.
District attorney backs summer basketball league (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A summer basketball league designed to keep kids away from negative influences has the support of county District Attorney Mike Green.
Shiney has not confessed to consensual sex says lawyer (Express India)
Actor Shiney Ahuja has not admitted before court that he had consensual sex with his domestic help and taken a stand that he was being framed up on rape charges, his lawyer Srikant Shivade said.
Nigeria Militant Refused Treatment Due To Government Demand Lawyer (Nasdaq)
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- A jailed Niger Delta militant leader has been denied medical treatment in three countries due to a Nigerian government demand that he be returned despite a proposed amnesty, his lawyer said.
Beatles lawyer Allen Klein dies (Daily Mirror)
Lawyer Allen Klein, who once managed the business of the Beatles and the Stones, died in New York yesterday, aged 77.
DUI Defense Attorney Seeks Fairness, Lasting Change (New London Day)
Editor's Note: After a series of drunken driving fatalities in the region, The Day is running an occasional series on the issue. Attorney Ronald F. Stevens takes on some of the toughest cases that come through the criminal court system when he represents people charged with killing someone while driving drunk. He stands before judges with the newly accused, calmly expressing his client's remorse ...
Mich. soldier serving in Iraq sworn in as an attorney by video (The Mercury)
LANSING, Mich. — Army Reserve Maj. Miles Gengler didn't hesitate as he repeated the oath during his swearing-in as an attorney. His words just had to travel more than 6,000 miles from Baghdad's Green Zone to Michigan to be heard.
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.
Lawyer for British Embassy worker jailed in Iran is optimistic (Chicago Tribune)
The arrest of Hossein Rassam and his colleagues has boosted tension between Iran and the West over the June vote. Tehran has accused London of fomenting post-election unrest. Reporting from Beirut — The lawyer for a British Embassy employee in Tehran arrested and under investigation for subterfuge today refuted reports that his client had been formally charged, saying he was optimistic the ...
Ex-judge secretly transferred $1.37M to Arriola-lawyer (Saipan Tribune)
Former estate administrator Luis Kaipat Pelisamen has accused former judge Timothy H. Bellas of secretly setting up a bank account as his then counsel, then improperly transferring $1.37 million of the estate's account to lawyer Joseph A. Arriola's.
Reno attorney looks at challenging Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A Reno attorney with a "commitment to injustice" is the latest to float his name as a possible Republican opponent to Sen. Harry Reid.
Rolly: Misstep after misstep at Utah County Attorney's Office (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Attorney Glen A. Cook was perplexed recently when he discovered the injury DUI case against a man who allegedly injured his client in an April 2008 accident in Provo was dismissed because the prosecutor from the Utah County Attorney's Office failed to show up for the scheduled bench trial.
Judge says Michael Jackson's longtime attorney and family friend should take over estate (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's longtime attorney and a family friend should take over the pop singer's estate, a judge said Monday.
Judge says Michael Jackson's longtime attorney and family friend should take over estate (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - A judge says Michael Jackson's longtime attorney and a family friend should take over the singer's estate. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff issued his ruling after a court hearing Monday morning.
Lawyer blogger fined $1,000 (Straits Times)
IT IS the first case of its kind: A lawyer has been fined $1,000 by the Law Society for giving his views of an ongoing case in his blog.
Lawyer wants video suppressed in Texas fight case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a man accused of organizing fights among developmentally disabled Texans for entertainment argued Monday that cell phone videos of the events should be suppressed.
Defendant Jailed for No Lawyer Turns Up With Two (Albuquerque Journal)
By Scott Sandlin Journal Staff Writer Daniel Salazar, an attorney who spent Tuesday night in jail because he didn't have a lawyer, was in court Wednesday with two of them.
Lawyer wants video suppressed in Texas fight case (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- A lawyer for a man accused of organizing fights among developmentally disabled Texans for entertainment argued Monday that cell phone videos of the events...
Lawyer Seeks School Transfer for Hazing Student (Albuquerque Journal)
By Phil Parker Journal Staff Writer A lawyer for one of the former Robertson High School football players accused in last year's rape and hazing case has requested a court hearing and wants a judge to grant his client permission to attend Las Vegas' other high school and compete for its football and wrestling teams.
Lawyer wants video suppressed in Texas school fight case (Boston Herald)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A lawyer for a man accused of organizing fights among developmentally disabled Texans for entertainment argued today that cell phone videos of the...
Defense attorney: Shreveport police officer shot himself (The Shreveport Times)
Shreveport police officer John Madjerick shot himself during a fight with Lucien Trammell, Trammell's defense attorney said this morning during at the start of his client's attempted murder trial.
Tringali lawyer seeks to get client back to work sooner (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
MICHAEL BRAGA The lawyer for convicted mortgage fraud schemer Michael Tringali is asking a judge to allow his client to serve as much as 12 months of his 41-month sentence in community confinement.
Attorney: Marion Barry's Girlfriend Changed Her Mind About Weekend Vacation (Fox News)
An attorney for the former mayor, who was arrested over the weekend, said Marion Barry and Donna Watts-Brighthaupt were on their way to the beach on Saturday when she changed her mind and then appeared to turn on him.
ATTORNEY TO PLEAD GUILTY TO TAX EVASION CHARGE (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
Attorney John Karoly may soon plead guilty to federal charges of failing to pay $1.9 million in taxes on $5 million worth of unreported income. Karoly is in federal court in Philadelphia right now. Attorneys are telling the judge that Karoly, 59, has signed a plea deal. [ 4/29/09 RAW VIDEO: FBI Raids John Karoly's Office ]   [ 3/12/09 INDICTMENT ] [ 9/25/08 REPORT: Prominent Attorney, Two Others ...