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Lawyer: Roman Polanski will fight Swiss extradition to the United States in sex case (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ZURICH - Lawyer: Roman Polanski will fight Swiss extradition to the United States in sex case. Movie review: "Fame" is lame - 'Fame' has too many clichés and story miscues to make it worth remembering.
Missoula Deputy City Attorney killed in Anaconda crash (KPAX Missoula)
The Montana Highway Patrol is still investigating a crash that killed Missoula Deputy City Attorney Judy Wang, 56, on Friday evening.
Lawyer: Polanski will fight extradition to the U.S. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
ZURICH — The French lawyer for Roman Polanski says the director will fight a request for his extradition from Switzerland to the United States to face justice in a 32-year-old sex case. Herve Temime says Polanski has "refused the extradition...
Attorney Orly Taitz files motion to withdraw as lawyer for Capt. Connie Rhodes (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Attorney Orly Taitz, a national figure in the “birther” movement and lawyer for an Army captain who sought to stop her deployment to Iraq on arguments that President Barack Obama can’t legitimately hold office, has filed a motion to withdraw as the captain’s lawyer.
Attorney General Cordray asking for federal dollars to help extend the state's crime victim fund (89.7 WKSU)
Victims of crime often get state or federal funds to help pay for damages. But one of the funds is running low on cash right now. That's why Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, along with attorney generals in other states, is asking the federal government for help. In an interview with Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles, Cordray explains he wants the surplus of federal money to be transferred ...
Lawyer: Polanski will fight extradition to the US (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Imprisoned director Roman Polanski is in a "fighting mood" and will battle U.S. attempts to have him extradited from Switzerland to California to face justice for fleeing a 1978 sex charge, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Polanski will fight extradition to U.S. (Detroit News)
Zurich -- Imprisoned director Roman Polanski is in a "fighting mood" and will battle U.S. attempts to have him extradited from Switzerland to face justice in California for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl, his lawyer said Monday.
Polanski refuses extradition to US: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Roman Polanski has refused to be extradited from Switzerland to the United States over a 1977 underage sex case, the filmmaker's lawyer said on Monday.
Roman Polanski: profile of LA attorney who wants justice (Daily Telegraph)
Steve Cooley the Los Angeles County District Attorney makes no apology for trying to drag Roman Polanski back to a California court room three decades on.
Ohio's Attorney General is investigating possible fraud in Cuyahoga's Auditor's office (89.7 WKSU)
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has laid out plans for a state investigation of Cuyahoga County Auditors office. He says the probe is necessary because the level of alleged corruption has hurt public confidence in the office. WKSU's Kevin Niedermier reports.
Lawyer: Polanski will fight extradition to the US (Newsday)
ZURICH (AP) — Imprisoned director Roman Polanski is in a "fighting mood" and will battle U.S. attempts to have him extradited from Switzerland to California to face justice for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, his lawyer said Monday. An international tug-of-war over the 76-year-old director escalated Monday as France and Poland urged Switzerland to free him on bail and pressed U.S ...
Lawyer: Polanski Will Fight Extradition to the U.S. (Law.com)
Imprisoned director Roman Polanski is in a "fighting mood" and will battle U.S. attempts to have him extradited from Switzerland to California to face justice for fleeing a 1978 sex charge, his lawyer said Monday. An international tug-of-war over the 76-year-old director escalated Monday as France and Poland urged Switzerland to free him on bail and pressed U.S. officials all the way up to ...
Former attorney pleads to DWI -- again (The Buffalo News)
Former attorney Kevin J. Love, who's been arrested five times for DWI since 1988, pleaded guilty today to his latest drunken driving charge.
Director Roman Polanski will fight attempts to extradite him to California: lawyer (New York Daily News)
From a Swiss jail, director Roman Polanski told his lawyer to fight any attempt to extradite him to California to face 31-year-old rape charges.
Lawyer: Polanski will fight extradition to the US (AP via Yahoo! News)
Imprisoned director Roman Polanski is in a "fighting mood" and will battle U.S. attempts to have him extradited from Switzerland to California to face justice for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Polanski will fight extradition to the US (AP via Yahoo! News)
Imprisoned director Roman Polanski is in a "fighting mood" and will battle U.S. attempts to have him extradited from Switzerland to California to face justice for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney Who Accused Toyota Is Referred to Calif. Bar for Possible Discipline (Law.com)
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John L. Segal granted an injunction requested by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. to stop former in-house attorney Dimitrios Biller from publicizing privileged information about Toyota. Segal granted the injunction with respect to a consulting firm that Biller now operates and referred the matter to the State Bar of California for possible disciplinary action ...
Attorney Who Accused Toyota Is Referred to Calif. Bar for Possible Discipline (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John L. Segal granted an injunction requested by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. to stop former in-house attorney Dimitrios Biller from publicizing privileged information about Toyota.
Lawyer: Polanski to seek release from Swiss prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
Director Roman Polanski will file a motion Tuesday in a Swiss court asking to be released from custody for possible extradition to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl, his lawyer said.
LI attorney's adoption-scam toll growing: DA (New York Post)
At least 10 couples may have been bilked out of some $250,000 by a heartless Long Island lawyer who arranged for adoptions that never took place, authorities said yesterday. Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice also said Kevin Cohen of Roslyn -- ...
Attorney Gerrit Wormhoudt dies of cancer (The Wichita Eagle)
As much as Gerrit H. Wormhoudt was a skilled and respected attorney, he was also a man of compassion who believed education was the way to success, his daughter said.
Former lawyer faces jail for DWI (The Buffalo News)
A judge on Monday warned Kevin J. Love, a former lawyer who's been arrested five times for drunken driving, that he could be given up to 11 years in prison for a drunken driving incident that took place while he was awaiting sentencing for an earlier DWI case.
Race-baiting flier prompts lawyer to threaten quitting group (Miami Herald)
Longtime trial lawyer John Morgan, who founded the Morgan & Morgan firm advertised on so many TV commercials, is close to quitting the Florida trial bar's lobbying group because of its admitted involvement in the recent distribution of a racially charged campaign flier.
Shiney's lawyer: Not a saint but not a rapist (rediff.com)
The lawyer argued that medical and other evidence suggested that intercourse was entirely with the girl's consent.
Attorney General: Task Force Must Follow Open Meetings Law (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said a town-tribal task force is an government body and must abide by Wisconsin's open meeting laws.
U.S. Senators Pick Attorney Nominees (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- U.S. Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold have nominated two finalists for the vacant U.S. attorney's job in Madison. Kohl and Feingold chose Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil and former Assistant Attorney General Eric J. Wilson.
Lawyer: Polanski fighting extradition (UPI)
ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Roman Polanski's French lawyer says the filmmaker is fighting extradition to the United States to face charges in a 1977 child sex case.
London Life Didn’t Hurt Policyholders in Takeover, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- London Life Insurance Co., a unit of Great-West Lifeco Inc., didn’t deprive policyholders of benefits when the companies used their money to partly pay for London Life’s acquisition in 1997, a lawyer said.
Memphis City Attorney says he is too sick to work (WMCTV Memphis)
The Memphis City Attorney who is the subject of state and federal investigations says he is too sick to work.
US attorney ousted in 2006 returning to Nevada job (Nevada Appeal)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Daniel Bogden never really got a good answer why President George W. Bush fired him from his post as U.S. attorney for Nevada in 2006. But it doesn't matter to Bogden anymore. He's got his old job back.
Lawyer fined $39K for misconduct (CBC Manitoba)
A prominent Winnipeg criminal defence lawyer has been fined $39,000 after pleading guilty to misconduct for mishandling a client's account.
Williams Mullen Attorney Aaron Spencer Named 2009 Triangle Mover & Shaker by Business Leader Magazine (dBusinessNews.com)
Williams Mullen announced today that attorney Aaron G. Spencer was named one of the 2009 Triangle “Movers & Shakers” by Business Leader Magazine. The award honors individuals who have made a positive impact within their company and the community.
Dallas County to hire outside lawyer for advice on constable case 12:30 PM CT (Dallas Morning News)
By a 3-1 vote, the commissioners selected Dallas lawyer Sidney H. Davis Jr. A contract is expected to be signed by the end of the day, officials said.
Travolta's lawyer testifies in Bahamas extortion trial (CNN)
John Travolta's lawyer testified Tuesday that the paramedic who drove Travolta's son to a hospital the day he died later wanted money for documents the driver suggested could be detrimental to the actor.
Attorney general Cox cleared of conflict of interest (Detroit News)
Detroit --Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox was cleared on Tuesday of a conflict of interest in his prosecution of a former Wayne County judge accused of allowing lies during a drug trial.
Dallas County commissioners hires its own lawyer over DA's objection (Dallas Morning News)
Over the strenuous objections of District Attorney Craig Watkins, Dallas County commissioners voted Tuesday to hire an outside lawyer to advise them about an investigation they ordered into the activities of two constables.
Ohio attorney general takes aim at Bank of America (The Toledo Blade)
By LAURA A. BISCHOFF DAYTON DAILY NEWS COLUMBUS - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said he is chasing after greedy liars and cheaters on Wall Street like no other state attorney general nationwide, all in an effort to hold them accountable, recover losses for Ohio pensioners, and maybe force reforms in business practices. Some of the cases that Mr. Cordray has been pursuing since taking ...
Judge Belk's lawyer asks to withdraw (The Charlotte Observer)
Mecklenburg Judge Bill Belk, scheduled to take the stand today in a hearing that could decide whether he stays on the bench, may have to do it without his lawyer.
BRIBE OFFER TO DPP, PUNISHMENT ON LAWYER UPHELD (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today upheld a two-year jail sentence and RM25,000 fine imposed by the Sessions Court on a lawyer after he was found guilty of offering a RM5,000 bribe to a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP).
Video: Zazi Lawyer Warns Press (CBS News)
Najibullah Zazi's lawyer told Harry Smith current evidence does not support conspiracy charges and quick judgment by the public and the press should be avoided.
Attorney: Casey Evidence Problematic (Local 6 Orlando)
The attorney for the parents of Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her daughter Caylee, says that evidence being used by prosecutors has some problems.
Senate Approves Gilg As Nebraska's U.S. Attorney (KETV 7 Omaha)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate has approved the Obama administration's choice to become U.S. attorney for Nebraska. The office of U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson said the Senate approved the nomination of former Keith County Attorney Deborah Gilg on Tuesday evening.
Mindanao lawyer gets int’l peace prize (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Lawyer Mary Ann Arnado became the first recipient of the World Vision International Peace Prize for her efforts to build a just and lasting peace in Mindanao.
Busha indicted by attorney general (Anderson Independent-Mail)
ANDERSON COUNTY — Tim Busha, a former Anderson County chief sheriff's deputy, has been indicted by the South Carolina attorney general for securities fraud of at least $20,000. The indictment, handed down late Tuesday by an Anderson County grand jury, was received Wednesday morning at the Anderson County Clerk of Court's Office. The indictment follows an attorney general's office investigation ...
New US Attorney For Southern Ohio Sworn In (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
Carter Stewart was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, which includes Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and southeast Ohio.
Environmental lawyer says: Provincial Board succumbs to pressure (The Freeman)
Environmental lawyer Benjamin Cabrido described the resolution passed by the members of the Provincial Board recognizing the prerogative of the governor to develop the controversial Balili property as a manifestation that the legislative body succumbs to the pressures exerted against them by House Deputy Speaker Pablo Garcia, father of the governor.
Attorney disputes evidence in Anthony case (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
Associated Press - September 30, 2009 12:14 PM ET ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for the parents of Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her young daughter, says evidence being used by...
Aiken attorney faces federal charges (The Augusta Chronicle)
Aiken – An Aiken attorney faces federal charges in a mail fraud and embezzlement scheme worth millions of dollars.
Anthonys Attorney Releases New Evidence In Case (WFTV 9 Orlando)
One day after prosecutors released 1,000 pages of documents in the case against Casey Anthony, the Anthony family attorney released his own. VIDEO REPORT: Attorney Holds Press Conference DOCUMENT RELEASED: Docs Released 9/29/09
Well-suited escape plan: Prisoner walks out of Manhattan Supreme Court by dressing as lawyer (New York Daily News)
A career crook awaiting trial on numerous robbery counts escaped from Manhattan Supreme Court in broad daylight Wednesday - apparently by masquerading as a lawyer, sources said.