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Revocation of Lawyer's Pension Violated Due Process, Judge Says (Law.com)
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli improperly revoked the $106,000 annual pension of a Long Island lawyer, a judge in Albany, N.Y., has ruled in ordering the state to restore the benefit.
Lawyer for Harrah's employees moves to dismiss case regarding Steelers QB Roethlisberger (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The Harrah’s worker who claims Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raped her and management covered it up sent e-mails to the security chief saying Roethlisberger was “so effing hot” and joked of carrying “Big Ben’s baby,” a lawyer for the Harrah’s employees said Wednesday in a motion to dismiss the case.
Lawyer: Tests confirm skull belonged to Gongadze (KYIV Post)
Several forensic tests have confirmed that cranial fragments found in the countryside not far from Kyiv a month ago are pieces of the skull of Georgy Gongadze, an independent Ukrainian journalist who went missing in 2000 and is believed to have been assassinated, a lawyer for Gongadze's widow said on Thursday.
Police: Attorney Stole From Dead Aunt (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
A Vernon attorney is facing charges of forgery, larceny and theft and other charges after police said she withdrew money from her dead aunt's checking account.
Keith Barber, linked to Columbus attorney Mark Shelnutt, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Keith Barber, one of several defendants in a federal drug case linked to Columbus attorney Mark Shelnut, was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison.
Lacson raps lawyer for ‘spin’ in Mancao court testimony (The Manila Times)
Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Thursday accused the lawyer of former Senior Supt. Cezar Mancao 2nd of deception for disclosing to media Mancao’s statements that, the senator alleged, the accused never said at the hearing of the Dacer-Corbito case.
Attorney general, feds probe procurement (Pacific Daily News)
About a month has passed since the attorney general's office and the military began reviewing the procurement of a $350,000 port outreach project by the governor's office, and both are still gathering information.
Former Charleston Attorney Dante DiTrapano Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
A former prominent attorney in Charleston is facing more time behind bars.
Attorney: Gay Flaws Justify Adoption Ban (The Advocate)
A Florida state attorney defended the gay adoption ban on Wednesday by arguing that gay people as a group exhibit higher rates of domestic violence, psychiatric disorders and breakups.
Judge upholds Greenwood attorney's firing (The Clarion-Ledger)
A state judge has upheld Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams' authority to terminate James Littleton as city attorney.
Oregon organization sues lawyer Elbert Walton (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
An African-American chamber of commerce in Portland, Ore., has sued St. Louis lawyer Elbert Walton Jr., accusing him of financially damaging the organization and defaming his estranged wife, former Missouri state Rep. Juanita Head Walton.
Eight Niger opposition members released: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Eight Niger opposition members arrested at a weekend march to protest the extension of President Mamadou Tandja's tenure have been released, their lawyer said Thursday.
US will pay for lawyer in Italian kidnapping trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Justice Department has agreed to pay for a lawyer to help a former State Department official fight Italian charges that she participated in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a suspected terrorist in 2003.
Conn. Attorney General Vows to Crack Down on Tax Evaders (Fox News)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is planning to “vigorously pursue” residents of the state who were among the 4,450 UBS (UBS) clients in the U.S. believed to have evaded taxes.
Lawyer slams police about rape claim (Herald Sun)
THE lawyer for a woman who says she was raped by an AFL footballer has slammed Victoria Police for revealing details of a confidential settlement in the case.
Red-shirt lawyer asks Administrative Court to annual ISA enforcement in Bangkok (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
A lawyer representing the red-shirt movement filed a complaint with the Central Administrative Court, seeking a court order to annul the enforcement of the Internal Security Act in Bangkok's Dusit disrict.
5 years jail for lawyer guilty of CBT (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was found guilty of criminal breach of trust involving almost RM100,000 was today sentenced by the Ampang Sessions Court here to five years' jail and three strokes of the rotan.
Lawyer To Reveal Evidence MACC Officers Tortured Witness (Bernama)
SHAH ALAM, Aug 28 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo on Friday told the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock that he would reveal in the proceedings complaints from a witness who claimed torture by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.
Joyce Vance sworn in as US attorney (Montgomery Advertiser)
BIRMINGHAM -- Joyce Vance was sworn in Thursday as the new U.S. attorney for the northern district of Alabama, promising to pursue justice without regard for politics or race.
Attorney will face new trial (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Personal injury attorney Noel Gage joined some 200 friends and associates last year for a victory party after his federal fraud case was dismissed.
Attorney accused of using dead aunt's ATM card (New Haven Register)
NEW BRITAIN (AP) — A Vernon attorney is facing charges of forgery, larceny and theft and other charges after police say she withdrew money from her dead aunt's checking account and used her debit card at Kmart, Target and Toys "R'' Us.
Vance takes oath as US attorney in Birmingham (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Joyce Vance has been sworn in as the new U.S. attorney for the northern district of Alabama, promising to pursue justice without regard for politics or race.
Lawyer asks Google to reveal zeromeanszero blogger for Ottawa client (Ottawa Citizen)
The unknown author of the zeromeanszero blog at zeromeanszero.blogspot.com may soon face litigation if privacy and online reputation management lawyer Brian Bowman has his way.
Assistant district attorney heads overseas with the military (King of Prussia Courier)
On Friday a Montgomery County assistant district attorney who has fought crime locally for a decade will leave his job and head overseas to join the fight against America’s terrorist enemies.
Accused fires lawyer (iafrica.com)
One of the two men accused of killing soccer player Peter Burgstaller, fired his lawyer.
Essex County district attorney candidates clash in Elizabethtown (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
ELIZABETHTOWN - More than 200 people, many wearing shirts or stickers endorsing one of the candidates, filled the sweltering auditorium of the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Thursday evening to listen to the two candidates for Essex County district attorney attack each other and argue why they would be the better choice for the position.
Lawyer: Suspect in mayor beating has mental issues (ABC 7 Chicago)
The lawyer for the man accused of beating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says his client has a history of mental disorders, and was not on his medications at the time of the attack.
Lehigh County district attorney to announce charges in Allentown homicide (The Express-Times)
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin will hold a news conference this morning to announce the filing of homicide charges. The news conference is planned for 11:15 this morning along with Allentown Police Chief Roger MacLean. UPDATE: Two men charged...
State's attorney may testify about former secretary's accusations (Daily Herald)
McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi may be called before a judge next week to respond to claims he had a former personal secretary perform campaign duties while on county time.
Lawyer for Jackson doc: Release full autopsy now (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor is criticizing authorities for withholding the full results of the singer's autopsy.
Attorney general opens independent Jackson case (AP via Yahoo! News)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is opening an independent investigation of several doctors whose names have come up in connection with the probe into pop star Michael Jackson's death.
7th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of False Claims Act Case for 'Flagrant' Attorney Misconduct (Law.com)
When is attorney misconduct so egregious that it warrants dismissal of the client's case? That was the question for the 7th Circuit in determining whether to uphold the dismissal of a False Claims Act case against Sallie Mae and other defendants that was thrown out for what Chicago federal district court Judge Milton Shadur described as a "virtually unbroken pattern of dilatory and irresponsible ...
Democratic candidate for Va. attorney general Shannon reports plan to combat gangs (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tearing a sheet from the Republican playbook, the Democratic candidate for attorney general is promising to gang up on gangs. Del. Stephen C. Shannon of Fairfax announced a plan to curb gang violence through tougher criminal laws and school and community programs designed to disrupt gang recruiting. “Gang violence and recruitment are a top threat to public safety here in Virginia,“ Shannon, a ...
Protesting shrimpers meet with attorney general (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
After nearly two weeks of protests and strikes by south Louisiana shrimpers facing historically low shrimp prices, the state attorney general's office Friday met with industry representatives who have alleged price fixing and potential mislabeling of Louisiana shrimp.
Gary lawyer faces contempt charge (Post-Tribune)
A Gary lawyer facing a one-year suspension of his law license for professional misconduct has been cited for contempt of court after making an obscene gesture to a criminal court judge Friday. Robert Holland III was allowed to withdraw from representing a client in a drug-dealing case before Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray and filed a notice of lien for legal services, which the ...
Attorney general reviewing Nationwide plan (Montgomery Advertiser)
An investigation of nearly $12 million in payments from Nationwide Retirement Solutions to the Alabama State Employees Association has shifted from the state Securities Commission to the attorney general, who can review the payments under a broader range of laws.
Pennington County state's attorney won't pursue open meetings complaint (Rapid City Journal)
Pennington County State’s Attorney Glenn Brenner has decided not to send a Rapid City Journal complaint against the Rapid City Area School District on to the state Open Meetings Commission for review.
Lawyer says Iraqi shoe thrower to be released (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer says an Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced.
Iraqi who threw his shoes at Bush to be freed from prison early for good behavior, lawyer says (Sun-Sentinel)
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi journalist imprisoned for hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.
Berlusconi Will Sue Nouvel Observateur and El Pais, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Berlusconi also has instructed a law firm in London to research whether any articles carried in the British press were libelous, Niccolo Ghedini, Berlusconi’s lawyer, said in a telephone interview today. Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper said yesterday that it was being sued for libel by Berlusconi.
South Dakota: Attorney general to be sworn in (Aberdeen American News)
Marty J. Jackley, will be sworn in as the 30th South Dakota attorney general at noon Friday....
Lawyer: Iraqi shoe thrower to be released early (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer: Early release for Iraq shoe-tosser (MSNBC)
An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer says.
Lawyer: Shoe thrower to be released early (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month, his lawyer said.
Iraqi shoe thrower to be freed Sept. 14: lawyer (CTV.ca)
An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behaviour, his lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer: Iraqi shoe thrower to be released early (Charleston Daily Mail)
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.Muntadhar al-Zeidis act during Bushs last visi...
Assistant district attorney heads overseas with the military (King of Prussia Courier)
On Friday a Montgomery County assistant district attorney who has fought crime locally for a decade will leave his job and head overseas to join the fight against America’s terrorist enemies.
Attorney Off Hook for Revealing HIV Info. (WLNS Lansing)
The attorney general's office says no criminal charges should be filed against a Lansing city attorney when it comes to his controversial request under the freedom of information act.
Experienced prosecutor joins Crown attorney's office (The Sault Star)
The newest member of the Algoma District Crown attorney's office is an experienced prosecutor who also worked on Toronto's Bay Street. Michael Varpio joined the Sault Ste. Marie based office as a full-time assistant Crown attorney at the end of July.[...]
Iraqi who threw his shoes at Bush to be freed from prison early for good behavior, lawyer says (Chicago Tribune)
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi journalist imprisoned for hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.