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GOP race for attorney general shaping up (BizJournals)
Former Republican U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine officially has thrown his hat into the ring to compete against Democratic Attorney General Richard Cordray in next year’s election.
Lawyer: Mancao didn't say he took orders from Erap (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
MANILA - A lawyer of former police senior superintendent Cezar Mancao on Wednesday denied earlier reports over radio dzMM that his client had admitted before a Manila court that he directly took orders from former President Joseph Estrada in connection with the double murder of publicist Salvador "Bubby" Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in November 2000.
Buyer, lawyer linked to P6M heist (Sun Star)
APART from the four arrested suspects, four more people, including a lawyer, may be included in the complaint over the attack on a jewelry dealer who nearly lost P6 million last Tuesday. read more
Buyer, lawyer linked to P6M Cebu heist (Sun Star)
CEBU CITY -- Four more people, including a lawyer, may be included in the complaint over the attack on a jewelry dealer who nearly lost P6 million last Tuesday. read more
Attorney asks to withdraw from representing Rocky Houston (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Rocky Houston's attorney Randy Rogers is filing a motion by fax to withdraw as Houston's attorney.
Indicted Johnston County attorney goes missing (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH – A Johnston County attorney charged with tampering with court documents has gone missing. The missing person's report from the Johnston County sheriff's office says Chadwick Cole, 32, was last seen June 25. The report was filed Wednesday.
US attorney general asserts civil rights renewal (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder used a Southern civil rights landmark as a backdrop Wednesday as he told hundreds of black prosecutors that the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is "back and open for business."
Attorney: Slain Fla. couple donated to suspect (AP via Yahoo! News)
A slain Florida couple made a small donation to a martial arts program run by one of the men accused of killing them, a family attorney said Wednesday. Byrd and Melanie Billings were shot to death earlier this month during a break-in at their home west of Pensacola. The couple was known for adopting 13 children with special needs.
Lawyer: Manslaughter evidence sought at Jackson doctor's office (CNN)
Detectives searched the Houston, Texas, medical office of one of Michael Jackson's doctors on Wednesday for "evidence of the offense of manslaughter," the doctor's lawyer said.
Jackson doc lawyer: Police seek manslaughter link (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Michael Jackson investigation took a stunning turn Wednesday as authorities raided the offices of the doctor who was with the pop star when he died and the physician's lawyer said investigators appear to be building a manslaughter case.
Lawyer: Wife of Indonesia fugitive detained (CNN)
Indonesian police have taken in for questioning one of the wives of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorist. But the woman didn't know she was married to the alleged terror mastermind Noordin M. Top, her lawyer said Thursday.
Maradona open to Portsmouth switch - lawyer (ESPN Soccernet.com)
Diego Maradona's lawyer has claimed that the Argentina boss could quit his job to join Sulaiman Al Fahim's Portsmouth side as a "global ambassador".
Indonesian unaware husband was Noordin Top: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The Indonesian wife of Noordin Top, the region's most-wanted militant because of his role in a string of bomb attacks in Indonesia, did not know his real name and thought he was a teacher, her lawyer said on Thursday.
Lawyer suspected 'nothing nefarious' in Kilpatrick agreements (Detroit News)
An attorney discipline trial for city-hired lawyer Sam McCargo continued this morning with testimony from one of the lawyers who negotiated a deal to keep secret the text messages that showed former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick lied under oath.
Attorney General: It's a girl (Lexington Herald-Leader)
FRANKFORT -- Attorney General Jack Conway and his wife, Elizabeth, had a baby girl on Tuesday. Conw
WDSU-TV: Tracie Washington to face attorney disciplinary board today in City Council e-mail controversy (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Ted Jackson/The Times-PicayuneTracie Washington New Orleans attorney Tracie Washington is scheduled to face a state attorney disciplinary board hearing this morning which will determine if she acted unethically in her handling of City Council e-mails, WDSU-TV reports. The e-mail controversy...
Cammarano's attorney: "He intends to fight these charges with every ounce of strength in his body" (The Jersey Journal)
Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano will be represented by attorney Joseph Hayden, after the mayor -- barely in office for a month -- was arrested by the FBI this morning as part of a corruption and money-laundering sting.
Pompey role for Maradona - Lawyer (Fox Sports)
Diego Maradona's lawyer has sensationally claimed the Argentina boss will quit the national side to join Portsmouth as a "global ambassador".
Attorney claims board seat denied over race (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON A prominent attorney and the mayor are in a dispute about a seat on the Galveston Housing Authority Board of Trustees.
Murder suspect Mark Herrington tells judge he'll keep Richard Hagler as attorney (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
A man accused of killing his former fiancee in 2007 was in Muscogee County Superior Court Thursday for a hearing to discuss his attorney’s potential conflicts of interest in the case.
Rocky Houston attorney: Houston growing paranoid, delusional (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
As Rocky and Leon Houston head to court to argue against their tracking devices as part of their bond, Rocky Houston's attorney is calling his client paranoid and delusional.
Defense attorney to question woman who says she was raped (The Florence Times-Daily)
By Dennis Sherer Staff Writer When testimony resumes at 1 p.m. today, defense attorney Jeff Austin will cross-examine the reported victim in a sexual abuse trial under way in Lauderdale County Circuit Court.
Actor Jude Law denies hitting photographer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
British actor Jude Law denied Thursday having deliberately hit a female photographer taking his picture as he left a London restaurant, his lawyer said.
Supreme Court rejects Regina lawyer's appeal (CBC Saskatchewan)
The Supreme Court of Canada refused on Thursday to hear an appeal of disciplinary action by the Law Society of Saskatchewan by Regina lawyer Tony Merchant.
Whistle-blower cops' lawyer now says text message deal not meant to deceive (Detroit Free Press)
The lawyer for Detroit whistle-blower cops testified today he did not believe that then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's lawyer was engaged in a cover-up when he redrafted a lawsuit settlement to keep explosive text messages secret.
SF City Attorney seeks to shut down strip club (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The San Francisco city attorney is trying to shut down a North Beach strip club he claims operates without permits and serves as a front for prostitution.
Lawyer denies report that Vick went to strip club (Sports Illustrated)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A lawyer for Michael Vick says the quarterback did not spend his first night of freedom at a Virginia Beach strip club.
Lawyer: Va. Tech gunman files taken inadvertently (AP via Yahoo! News)
The former head of a Virginia Tech counseling center accidentally packed mental health files of student gunman Seung-Hui Cho along with personal documents when he left his job more than a year before Cho killed 32 people on campus, a lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney Misconduct, IP Litigation Among Resolution Topics at ABA Meeting (Law.com)
When the American Bar Association meets in Chicago next week, its House of Delegates will consider resolutions on a wide range of topics, from attorney misconduct to intellectual property litigation to pro bono conflicts of interest. The proposals will be considered during the last two days of the annual meeting, which runs from July 30 to Aug. 4.
Lawyer sought to hide Kilpatrick texts (Detroit News)
Detroit -- The lawyer who represented police officers in a whistle-blower lawsuit against the city and then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick -- and who negotiated an $8.4 million settlement -- suspected "nothing nefarious" when the private attorney hired by the city suggested creating two documents to keep the now infamous text messages secret.
Attorney Misconduct, IP Litigation Among Resolution Topics at ABA Meeting (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
When the American Bar Association meets in Chicago next week, its House of Delegates will consider resolutions on a wide range of topics, from attorney misconduct to intellectual property litigation to pro bono conflicts of interest.
How attorney's story has changed in Kilpatrick case (Detroit Free Press)
Police whistle-blower attorney Michael Stefani testified Thursday at a professional-misconduct hearing relating to a secret deal to hide damaging text messages involving ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. His testimony, at a hearing for Samuel McCargo, Kilpatrick's attorney at the time, differed in two ways from his testimony at a Jan. 30, 2008, deposition.
Vegas attorney thrust into Jackson family spotlight (Las Vegas Sun)
Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff has had quite a few high-profile clients over the years, but his latest one puts him smack in the middle of the story that has captured the world’s attention for the last month.
Missing attorney in ticket-fixing case found in Wilmington (WRAL.com Raleigh)
The search is over for a missing Johnston County defense attorney who is facing a legal battle. Authorities found Chad Lee, 32, at a hotel in Wilmington Friday morning.
Missing Attorney Found At Wilmington Hotel (NBC 17 Raleigh)
A missing attorney who is facing charges in Smithfield was found in Wilmington early Friday. Chadwick C. Lee, 32, was found early Friday morning at a hotel in Wilmington, Sheriff's department officials told NBC17 this morning. Lee had not been seen for about a month and was reported missing officially on July 22 by family members. Lee, a defense attorney, had been charged in an investigation ...
Aung San Suu Kyi lawyer 'optimistic' as Burma trial resumes (Daily Telegraph)
The trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has resumed with her lawyer "optimistic" for Burma's prodemocracy leader.
Attorney Hired for Mahoning County Budget Battle (WKBN 27 Youngstown)
The budget battle between Mahoning county commissioners and Probate Court Judge Mark Belinky is heating up. The commissioners have now hired attorney Robert Glickman to represent them. The move comes at the request of the county prosecutor.
Attorney Hired for Mahoning County Budget Battle (WYTV Youngstown)
The budget battle between Mahoning county commissioners and Probate Court Judge Mark Belinky is heating up. The commissioners have now hired attorney Robert Glickman to represent them. The move comes at the request of the county prosecutor. Belinky filed suit against the commissioners after they only allocated the probate court $690,000 for the 2009 budget.  Judge Belinky says he needs $915,000 ...
Bikie lawyer fires right up (News.com.au)
BIKIE lawyer Lesly Randle's sultry good looks are outweighed only by her ability to do her job - not to mention her stellar one-liners.
Vick lawyer denies strip club reports (WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth)
Michael Vick's lawyer vehemently denied reports Thursday that the suspended NFL star spent his first night of freedom from federal custody at a Virginia Beach strip club.
Lawyer Faces Hearing After Faking Death (WSMV Nashville)
A Nashville lawyer accused of faking his own death for an insurance claim will find out his fate on Friday.
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.
Police have other evidence linking lawyer to robber (Sun Star)
DESPITE a lawyer’s denial, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Patrocinio Comendador assured that the police had other evidence linking him to a self-confessed member of the group that robbed a read more
Volunteers to promote attorney general services (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A team of 13 volunteers is working to inform more Indiana residents about services available through the state attorney general's office.
Supreme Court suspends lawyer for 3 years (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
(UPDATE) The Supreme Court has suspended lawyer Melanio “Batas” Mauricio for three years for violation of the Code of Professional Responsibility that mandates lawyers to refrain from engaging in unlawful, dishonest, immoral or deceitful conduct.
Former Staff Attorney's Discrimination Suit Against Covington Back on Track (Law.com)
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. Young asked the judge to reconsider, saying her attorney had simply written down the wrong time for the conference on his calendar. Young argued that her inability ...
NHL's Phoenix Coyotes draw 1 bid, 1 letter: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes, being auctioned in U.S. bankruptcy court, had drawn only one bid and one letter of intent by late Friday, said a lawyer for Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes.
Dupree turns to attorney in Shreveport (The News-Star)
Suspended Monroe City Schools Superintendent James Dupree has contracted the services of Shreveport attorney James Madison to represent him in matters involving Monroe City Schools and the School Board.
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.
Morris Plains attorney takes judicial oath (Daily Record)
Catherine 'Cassie' Enright, a longtime matrimonial attorney and Mendham resident, was sworn in Friday in Morristown as the latest Superior Court judge for the Morris-Sussex County court vicinage.