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Lawyer: Deputies behaved like 'cowboys' (Bangor Daily News)
PORTLAND, Maine ? The lawyer for a Maine man who was shot by deputies who surrounded his home says they had no right to use the tactics they did. The Portland Press Herald reports Thomas ?
Lawyer: Deputies behaved like 'cowboys' (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a Maine man who was shot by deputies who surrounded his home says they had no right to use the tactics they did.
Bungling of Ianiero murder case tied to Mexican tourist trade: lawyer (CBC Toronto)
Fear of jeopardizing Mexico's tourist trade might have been behind the refusal of authorities and a hotel there to consider a homegrown suspect in the 2006 killings of a Canadian couple vacationing in Cancun, their family's lawyer said Friday.
Smriga named Conn. state's attorney for Fairfield (New Haven Register)
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 28-year veteran prosecutor has been chosen as the new state's attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield.
Missouri attorney general to investigate Lake of the Ozarks complaint (The Kansas City Star)
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is investigating a complaint that a state agency violated state law by refusing to release data that showed E. coli was above safe levels in the Lake of the Ozarks. Ken Midkiff, chairman of the Missouri Clean Water Campaign, filed the complaint this morning with the attorney general’s office.
Las Vegas attorney recommended for Krolicki case (KTNV Las Vegas)
Prominent Las Vegas attorney Dominic Gentile has been recommended to serve as special prosecutor in the case involving Lt. Gov. Bryan Krolicki, facing felony charges of mishandling funds while serving as state treasurer.
Attorney: Fla. couple's safe contained jewelry, meds (CNN)
A safe found during the investigation into the killings of a Florida couple who adopted special-needs children contained only jewelry, prescription medication and family documents, the family attorney said Friday.
UPDATE: Iran Arrests Prominent Women's Rights Lawyer (Nasdaq)
TEHRAN (AFP)--A leading Iranian lawyer and women's rights campaigner, Shadi Sadr, was arrested on her way to Friday prayers in the capital that were attended by scores of vote protesters, her husband said.
Women's Rights Activist and Lawyer Violently Arrested in Iran, Says Amnesty International (Payvand Iran News)
Amnesty International fears the wave of arrests of civil society activists in Iran is intensifying after lawyer and human rights activist, Shadi Sadr, was violently arrested in Tehran this morning on her way to Friday prayers.
District Attorney Susana Martinez announces bid for New Mexico governor (Silver City Sun-News)
LAS CRUCES - Do a Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez will run for governor in 2010, she confirmed Wednesday.
Attorney: Cop didn't hit on Drew's fiancee (The Naperville Sun)
The Los Angeles attorney representing Drew Peterson's young love shot down a claim from the accused wife-killer's lawyer that a state cop hit on her client. "Chrissie (Raines) has not had dinner with or gone to the movies with any police officer other than Drew Peterson and she has no interest in doing so," the attorney said.
Iran: Leading feminist lawyer 'arrested' (Adnkronos)
Iran: Leading feminist lawyer 'arrested' (AKI) - Campaign group Amnesty International said it fears the wave of arrests of human rights activists in Iran is intensifying after a prominent lawyer and feminist, Shadi Sadr, was violently arrested in Tehran on Friday on her way to Friday prayers.Sadr, 34, was walking with a group of women’s rights activists along a busy road when unidentified plain ...
Legal Experts Don’t See Conflict in Bonds Lawyer’s Advisory Roles (New York Times)
A defense lawyer for Barry Bonds has a hand in determining the prosecutors’ next boss; she once held a similar role in the nomination of the presiding judge.
Attorney general visits youth at a mosque (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder, while on a trip to Los Angeles to announce stimulus grants, visited a mosque to meet youths, a spokesman said Friday.
Judge: Prosecutor's Lie Will Not Derail Indictment Against Defense Attorney (Law.com)
A federal money-laundering case against a Georgia lawyer is raising ethics questions for both sides of the bar. A pretrial hearing last week explored how far prosecutors and agents were willing to go to secure the indictment of attorney J. Mark Shelnutt. During testimony, a federal prosecutor acknowledged he had lied to Shelnutt, and federal agents testified they enlisted at least one defense ...
Panel Tosses Contempt Sentence Against Lawyer for 'Sarcastic' Expression (Law.com)
Lawyers who have a hard time keeping a poker face when they don't like a judge's ruling can take heart in a decision issued last week by the Georgia Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel tossed a judge's ruling finding a lawyer in contempt for making what the judge called a "sarcastic" face at him. Chief Judge A.J. "Buddy" Welch Jr. had ordered Ella A. S. Hughes to jail, but an appeals panel ...
Houston Lawyer Builds a Defense for Michael Jackson's Personal Physician (Law.com)
What does a criminal defense lawyer do when the whole world points a finger at his client? If you're Houston lawyer Ed Chernoff and your client is the King of Pop's personal physician, you enlist the help of your partners in an effort to redirect the 24/7 news cycle and show how your client cooperated with police -- then you hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Attorney argues Web posts have tainted jury pool (The Stockton Record)
MODESTO - Anonymous reader comments posted on a newspaper's Web site prove that Columbus Allen Jr. II won't get a fair trial in Modesto on charges he gunned down an officer, his attorney argues in a motion seeking a change of venue for the Stockton man.
Suspended Nashville attorney agrees to halt practice, remove signs (The Tennessean)
A Nashville attorney who kept advertising his services after being suspended has agreed to stop that practice, plus remove any signs indicating he is an attorney.
Iran: Women's rights activist and lawyer violently arrested (Amnesty International)
Amnesty International fears the wave of arrests of civil society activists in Iran is intensifying after lawyer and human rights activist, Shadi Sadr, was violently arrested in Tehran this morning on her way to Friday prayers.
Lawyer for Hill's wife defends consulting deal at Dallas City Hall corruption trial (Dallas Morning News)
The lawyer for Sheila Farrington Hill said Friday that his client was a legitimate consultant who helped a developer deal with social-service and crime issues for his affordable housing projects, not a participant in a bribery scheme who funneled money to her husband, former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, and others.
Northport attorney earns leadership position (The Tuscaloosa News)
By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief Northport attorney Alyce Manley Spruell takes office as president-elect of the Alabama Bar Association today and is in line to become the first woman to head the state bar, the association announced Friday.
Mumbai attackers trial adjourned: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
The trial in Pakistan of the five accused of involvement in last year's terror attacks in Mumbai has been adjourned until next week, a lawyer said on Saturday.
No conspiracy to hide truth, says Kho’s lawyer (Manila Bulletin)
“There is no conspiracy to hide the truth,” said lawyer Irene Joy Besido-Garcia representing Hayden Kho Jr.
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.
Attorney elected IP officer of State Bar (The Salinas Californian)
Attorney Matt Powelson of LaRiviere, Grubman & Payne LLP in Monterey has been elected to the officer track of the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar.
Mumbai attack suspects’ trial in Pakistan adjourned: lawyer (Dawn)
A total of 166 people died and more than 300 were injured in the November 26-29 attacks. — Reuters ISLAMABAD: The trial in Pakistan of the five accused of involvement in last year's terror attacks on Mumbai has been adjourned until next week, the defence lawyer said Saturday.
Attorney Thomas R. Ceraso succumbs to cancer (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Attorney Thomas R. Ceraso, whose practice was prominent in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties and beyond, died this morning in UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Attorney General Rejects Title Of Child-Abuse Ballot Initiative (Times Record)
Friday, July 17, 2009 9:49 AM CDT LITTLE ROCK — The state attorney general on Thursday rejected the name and ballot title of a proposed initiated act that would revamp the state’s child neglect investigation laws.
Attorney general intervenes in Greenwich estate case (Norwalk Advocate)
The state attorney general claimed victory Friday in a legal battle stemming from 2005 that challenged the legitimacy of a sales agreement in which an elderly Greenwich woman agreed to sell her home to two men for less than half of what it was worth at the time.
Mumbai attackers trial in Pakistan adjourned: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - The trial in Pakistan of the five accused of involvement in last year's terror attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai has been adjourned until next week, the defence lawyer said Saturday.
O.C. Lawyer Arrested In Stabbing Attempt (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Authorities say an Orange County lawyer has been arrested after he tried to stab a man serving him with civil court papers. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says 49-year-old Ralph Gibson Pagter Jr. surrendered peacefully at his home Thursday.
Lawyer arrested in stabbing attempt (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Authorities say an Orange County lawyer has been arrested after he tried to stab a man serving him with civil court papers.
Group: Human rights lawyer detained as Iran unrest spirals (CNN)
Government agents used tear gas to disperse demonstrators, and beat and kidnapped a human rights lawyer, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said Saturday, citing witnesses.
'If you find me dead, it won't be an accident': How Russian oligarchs' favourite English lawyer met his horrifying death (Daily Mail: World News)
'If you find me dead, it won't be an accident': How Russian oligarchs' favourite English lawyer met his horrifying death
Watkins Drive shooting victim was attorney for Kansas education department (The Kansas City Star)
Deanna Lieber, the attorney for the Kansas Department of Education, was killed late Friday in Kansas City when she was hit by a stray bullet after attending Starlight Theater. “This is just awful,” said Sue Storm, a board of education member from Overland Park.
Attorney general intervenes in Greenwich estate case (Norwalk Advocate)
The state attorney general claimed victory Friday in a legal battle stemming from 2005 that challenged the legitimacy of a sales agreement in which an elderly Greenwich woman agreed to sell her home to two men for less than half of what it was worth at the time.
Waco attorney helps break up group of shady debt collectors (Waco Tribune-Herald)
The persistence of a Waco attorney who has dedicated his practice to protecting consumers from shady debt collectors recently helped dismantle a group of such companies that officials deemed the worst they have ever seen.
Edge attorney urges Wilcox report release (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
The attorney for fired County Administrator David Edge urged the county on Saturday to release its r
Obituary: Thomas R. Ceraso / Respected criminal defense attorney (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Attorney Thomas R. Ceraso, whose criminal defense practice was prominent in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties and beyond, died yesterday morning in UPMC Shadyside. He was 75. Mr.
Another shot for law firm for city attorney Aug. 4 (The Greenwood Commonwealth)
Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams says she intends to renominate the firm of Abraham & Rideout as city attorney at the City Council’s Aug. 4 meeting.
Attorney killed by stray bullets in K.C. (Lawrence Journal-World)
Deanna Lieber, a mother of two and devoted attorney, died Friday night when she was hit by random gunfire while driving home from the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City.
Katrina Halili's lawyer on recorded meeting of Lolit Solis with Hayden Kho camp: "Malaking sabwatan na well-funded...." (Philippine Entertainment Portal)
Katrina's lawyer reveals "Angels and Demons" demolition job.
Alderwoman questions procedure for consulting Marshfield city attorney (The Marshfield Mail)
Absent the past two council meetings, Alderwoman Barbara Carroll returned from vacation with questions about several issues, including why the Marshfield Board of Aldermen is not told when city staff consult the city attorney.
Attorney faces contempt (Palladium-Item)
Indianapolis attorney Sarah Nagy will be back in Richmond at the end of the month to face a possible civil contempt of court charge in the aftermath of the Charles "C.J." Kennedy trial.
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.
Iran to free local staffer of British embassy: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iran is due on Sunday to free on bail a local British embassy staffer, who was among a group of nine arrested in post-election unrest in June, his lawyer said.
Iran to release local British embassy worker-lawyer (The Star)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will release on Sunday a local British embassy employee held at Tehran's Evin prison for three weeks on charges of inciting unrest following the country's disputed presidential election, his lawyer said.
Iran frees British embassy local staffer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iran on Sunday freed on bail a British embassy local staffer, who was among a group of nine arrested following disturbances in the wake of the June 12 presidential election, his lawyer said.