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Houston Lawyer Builds a Defense for Michael Jackson's Personal Physician (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Michael J. Myers, 68, lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Michael J. Myers, 68, of Beaufort, S.C., a former Philadelphia lawyer and Manhattan venture capitalist, died of melanoma on July 1 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Philadelphia. He had continued to maintain a residence in the city.
Israel Attorney General Closes Real Estate Case Against Olmert (Bloomberg)
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz determined there is insufficient evidence to indict former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a real estate case involving a house in Jerusalem.
Israeli attorney general finishes Olmert investigation (USA Today)
Israel's attorney general has closed an inquiry into alleged improprieties in a real estate deal by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Attorney general survives shake-up unscathed (Guardian Unlimited)
• Chief law officer will retain all current powers • Seat in cabinet remains Plans to make the role of attorney general independent of government have been ditched by ministers, despite a two-year battle by constitutional reformers. They had wanted the role to be depoliticised, a move aimed at preventing criticism over a number of highly sensitive cases, including the advice given to government ...
Kadryov's lawyer files libel suit against head of Memorial rights center (Interfax)
MOSCOW. July 20 (Interfax) - Lawyer for the Chechen president Andrei Krasnenkov filed a libel suit against head of the human rights center Memorial Oleg Orlov with the Moscow Police Department on Monday.
Cage fight: Lawyer vs. cop (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Lawyer Eric Deters is known for taking on police officers in the courtroom. He often represents clients who claim their civil rights have been violated by law enforcement.
Mumbai Attack Gunman Confesses, Surprises Own Lawyer (Update2) (Bloomberg)
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Mohammed Ajmal Kasab , the lone surviving gunman from November’s attacks on Mumbai, confessed today to his role in the three-day raid after earlier denials, surprising the court hearing his trial and his lawyer.
Top criminal lawyer to act for owner of Brookes Business School (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE: The registered owner of the Brookes Business School, Benny Yap, has engaged top criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan to act for him.
Attorney says Michael Vick released from federal... (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Attorney says Michael Vick released from federal custody after serving dogfighting term.
Joyce Meyer attorney delivers Coleman documents for review by slain wife's lawyer (Belleville News-Democrat)
The attorney for Joyce Meyer Ministries arrived at the televangelist's local counsel's Waterloo office Monday morning bearing a satchel full of documents.
Lt. Gov. Kottkamp files to run for state Attorney General (Sun-Sentinel)
TALLAHASSEE - Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp filed paperwork today to run for attorney general in 2010, even as an ethics complaint over his use of state planes remains unresolved.
Lawyer Leads Local Fight Against Illegal Immigration (New York Times)
A Dallas lawyer’s campaign to fight illegal immigration is fueled by an insurgency by cities and states fed up with what they see as federal failures on immigration.
Florida Lt. Governor files to run for state Attorney General (Sun-Sentinel)
Kottkamp is the first major Republican to enter the race to replace departing Attorney General Bill McCollum, but he faces a potential political liability on the campaign trail: his extensive use of state planes. Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp filed paperwork today to run for attorney general in 2010, even as an ethics complaint over his use of state planes remains unresolved.
Lawyer: Green Line Crash Driver 'Very Afraid' (WBZ Boston)
The Green Line trolley operator who was allegedly sending a text message when he plowed into another trolley in May pleaded not guilty Monday, as his lawyer criticized prosecutors for charging him under an obscure law.
Man Accused In Murders Gets New Attorney (WTVQ Lexington)
A man accused of murdering a Carter County woman and her two daughters now has a new attorney. Robert Drown is accused of brutally killing Jennifer Ison and her ten and three old daughters in May of 2007.
Kottkamp enters Fla. Attorney General's race (WCTV Tallahassee)
Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp is officially a candidate for attorney general.
Court: No Coverage for Massachusetts Lawyer who Failed to Report Claim (Insurance Journal)
A claims-made and reported professional liability policy will not cover a Massachusetts lawyer who failed to notify three different insurers about a potential suit against him, the First Circuit ...
Berlusconi attorney disputes tape veracity (AP via Yahoo! News)
Premier Silvio Berlusconi's attorney has disputed the veracity of tape recordings released by an Italian newsweekly that purports to show the premier asking a prostitute to wait for him in bed while he showers.
Metro news briefs: Attorney says Lattimore will plead not guilty (Detroit Free Press)
Oakland The attorney for Southfield City Councilman William Lattimore, expected to be arraigned today on a federal bribery charge, said Monday that she plans to have him plead not guilty. "At an arraignment, it's always my position to plead not guilty," Arlene Woods said.
Syed Mumtaz Ali, 82: Lawyer led fight for religious arbitration (Toronto Star)
When Syed Mumtaz Ali, a young lawyer from Hyderabad, moved to Toronto in 1960, he saw it as a place of unparalleled religious freedom. A city where, even years before prime minister Pierre Trudeau's ideal of multiculturalism became public policy, Muslims could live, work and practise their faith freely.
Embattled Deltona attorney on his way out (Orlando Sentinel)
Deltona commission voted 5-2 to let city attorney go Deltona officials agreed Monday night to negotiate a severance package for George Trovato, who was suspended from his $123,760 post as city attorney earlier this month.
Woman hires lawyer in case against former Stamford officer (Norwalk Advocate)
STAMFORD -- The alleged victim in a criminal case against a former city police officer hired a lawyer to defend her credibility in light of comments from the officer's defense attorney last week.
Barrett attorney considers strategy for second defense (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — The attorney representing Roger Dale Barrett is still considering a defense to use for his client's second murder trial. Barrett is charged with capital murder, a class Y felony. He is accused of killing Eunice "Yogi" Bradley. (Benton County Daily Record)
Kasab hasn't confessed: lawyer | Kasab's Indian trainer (IBN live)
Govt lawyer rejects claim, says defence is delaying the trial.
Moran murder charge 'sinister', lawyer says (The Age)
Judy Moran's lawyer criticises police who charged her with murder the day before she was to apply for bail.
Lawyer barred from practice in Delhi HC (Press Trust of India)
New Delhi, Jul 21 (PTI) The Delhi High Court has barred a lawyer, facing contempt proceeding for filing frivolous petitions, from appearing before any judicial or quasi-judicial body till he is acquitted from all charges levelled against him.
Kasab's admissions not a confession: lawyer Kazmi (Hindustan Times)
Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab's admissions about the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks before the Special Court over the past two days do not amount to a confession, his government appointed lawyer S G Abbas Kazmi said in Mumbai on Tuesday.
NH Attorney General Reviews Wiretapping Policy (WCSH 6 Portland)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is planning to review a county investigation report regarding the wiretapping of civilian employees working in the Portsmouth Police Department's records office.
Sarabjit lawyer moves SC to restore review petition (Press Trust of India)
Islamabad, July 21 (PTI) The lawyer of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, on death row in Pakistan, today approached the Supreme Court to restore a petition challenging his death sentence, arguing that he was not represented by a counsel when the matter was heard by the court.
Moran lawyer questions timing of charge (BigPond News)
A lawyer for gangland widow Judy Moran has questioned the timing of her murder charge.
Roethlisberger's lawyer denies lawsuit claim that Steelers QB sexually assaulted woman in '08 (Newsday)
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault in a civil lawsuit, his lawyer said, denying the claim.
Grantham University Appoints Everett Alvarez, Jr., Distinguished Naval Officer, Lawyer, Author and Entrepreneur, to ... (Marketwire)
KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - July 21, 2009) - Grantham University ( www.grantham.edu ), an online university serving working adult students around the world, today announced Commander (Ret) Everett Alvarez, Jr., distinguished Naval officer, lawyer, author, entrepreneur and former government executive, has joined its Board of Governors. Commander Alvarez is best known to the public as the ...
Court: Schools have no right to attorney fees (WRAL.com Raleigh)
Poor school districts suing North Carolina over education quality have no right to seek payment of their attorney fees, the state's second-highest court ruled Tuesday.
Schools have no right to attorney fees (WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's second-highest court has ruled that poor schools suing the state over education quality have no right to seek payment of their attorney fees.
Idaho attorney general updates open meeting manuals (The Idaho Statesman)
Reforms to Idaho’s Open Meeting Law are reflected in new manuals produced by Attorney General
Barron County district attorney still reviewing fatal crash report (WQOW Eau Claire)
The Barron County district attorney says her office is still reviewing reports from a fatal crash on the 4th of July.
Pakistani court summons ex-leader Musharraf or his lawyer over 2007 firing of judges (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's top court has summoned former President Pervez Musharraf to explain his 2007 firing of several dozen independent-minded judges. Wednesday's court notice allows Musharraf to send a lawyer in his place.
Asbury Park school board to name new attorney (Asbury Park Press)
The Board of Education is expected to appoint Michael J. Gross of Red Bank the new board attorney at its regular meeting today, board president Barbara Lesinski said Tuesday.
Iran lawyer says concerned about detained reformers (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An Iranian defense lawyer voiced concern on Wednesday about two leading reformers detained shortly after last month's disputed election, saying he did not know where being held and who was holding them.
Iran lawyer says concerned about detained reformers (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
An Iranian defence lawyer voiced concern Wednesday about two leading reformers detained shortly after last month's disputed election, saying he did not know where being held and who was holding them.
DeWine says he's running for Ohio attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine says he plans to run for Ohio attorney general.
Former US Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio announces bid for state attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
XENIA, Ohio - U.S. Senator Mike DeWine has formally announced that he's a candidate for Ohio attorney general. The 62-year-old Republican said Wednesday that he's running "because Ohio is in crisis" with streets in major cities where people are afraid to walk and gang problems throughout the state.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell turns over records to defense in case against former Citizens chief Lisotta (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
File photoTerry LisottaBATON ROUGE -- The state attorney general's office Tuesday turned over about 1,000 pages of documents to former Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. President Terry Lisotta, setting the stage for a Sept. 8 hearing to determine when or...
Iran lawyer says concerned about detained reformers (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian defense lawyer voiced concern on Wednesday about two leading reformers detained shortly after last month's disputed election, saying he did not know where being held and who was holding them.
Lawyer, physio-therapist shot at in Ghaziabad (Calcutta News)
In near identical incidents, a lawyer and a physio-therapist were shot at by motorcycle borne assailants here Wednesday, police said. Both victims are reported to be in critical condition.
Lawyer: Ponzi suspect still in Canada (UPI)
MONTREAL, July 22 (UPI) -- A missing Montreal man suspected of orchestrating a $50 million Ponzi investment scheme is still in Canada, a lawyer told the Globe and Mail.
Lawyer: Lack of official reports could impair lawsuit against Ben Roethlisberger, hotel staff (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A Reno lawyer said not reporting an alleged rape to police likely would weaken the case of a victim's civil lawsuit.
District Attorney Drops Kiefer Sutherland Head-Butting Case (TV Guide)
The Manhattan district attorney will not pursue the head-butting case against 24 star Kiefer Sutherland , a spokeswoman for the prosecutor said. "We declined to prosecute after a full investigation," Alicia Maxey Greene told TVGuide.com. "That included speaking to the complaining witness, who was quite uncooperative." Check out photos of Sutherland on 24 Sutherland reportedly got into a skirmish ...
District Attorney Drops Kiefer Sutherland Head-Butting Case (seattlepi.com)
The Manhattan district attorney will not pursue the head-butting case against 24 star Kiefer Sutherland, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor said. "We declined to prosecute after a full investigation," Alicia Maxey Greene told TVGuide.com. "That included ...