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Lawyer Files Kenyan Document With Court (OfficialWire)
A California lawyer who says President Obama was born in Kenya has filed in federal court a copy of what she claims is his birth certificate.
DA sends case to Attorney General (KLIV 1590 Silicon Valley News)
SAN JOSE -- The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office will not be performing the prosecution of a 2008 murder case. The case against Williams Rodriguez has been turned over to the State Attorney General.
Local attorney arrested on drug charges (Rapid City Journal)
A well-known Rapid City attorney who once volunteered for the state's Teen Court program was arrested on drug charges Thursday night.
Chiong to see lawyer on Paco's transfer to Spain (The Freeman)
Thelma Chiong, Crusade Against Violence (CAV) National Vice-President, said she will consult her lawyer about their next move on the order to transfer convicted rapist and murderer Francisco ‘Paco’ Larrañaga to Spain.
Jackley Sworn In As S.D. Attorney General (Yankton Press & Dakotan)
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Marty Jackley, who has served as U.S. attorney for South Dakota since 2006, was sworn in Friday as the state’s 30th attorney general.
Seattle Seahawks announce addition of veteran Lawyer Milloy (ESPN)
The Seattle Seahawks have signed safety Lawyer Milloy to a one-year contract, bringing the veteran back to the area where he grew up.
Seahawks sign Lawyer Milloy to 1-year deal (USA Today)
Seattle has signed safety Lawyer Milloy to a one-year contract, bringing the veteran back to the area where he grew up. The team made an official announcement Sunday, one day after cutting Brian Russell, who started at safety for two seasons.
Coppell Chamber hears Texas Attorney General (Coppell Gazette)
Combating identity theft, protecting consumers and warning youngsters of the consequences of “sexting” are among the priorities of the Texas Attorney General’s office.
Jackley Sworn In As S.D. Attorney General (Yankton Press & Dakotan)
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Marty Jackley, who has served as U.S. attorney for South Dakota since 2006, was sworn in Friday as the state’s 30th attorney general.
Attorney for Anoka-Hennepin teacher in harassment case says some facts distorted (Brooklyn Park Sun-Post)
Allegations against a teacher on unpaid leave from the Anoka-Hennepin School District following a student harassment case may have been "somewhat distorted," her attorney says.
Local attorney arrested on drug charges (Rapid City Journal)
A well-known Rapid City attorney who once volunteered for the state's Teen Court program was arrested on drug charges Thursday night.
Human trafficking an issue in NZ - lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Two Ukranian victims of human trafficking have been prosecuted for passport fraud when they should be receiving help from New Zealand authorities, their lawyer says. Jeremy Bioletti said he had defended one woman who was brought...
Attorney Says Merriman Trying To Protect Tequila (WXIA-TV Atlanta)
An attorney for San Diego Chargers star Shawne Merriman says he's confident his client won't be charged in an alleged attack on his reality star girlfriend.
Human trafficking an issue in NZ - lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Two Ukranian victims of human trafficking have been prosecuted for passport fraud when they should be receiving help from New Zealand authorities, their lawyer says.
County attorney sits on cemetery decision (Casper Star-Tribune)
GILLETTE -- Campbell County Attorney Jeani Stone has reached a decision regarding possible violation of the state's open meetings law by the Campbell County Cemetery District.
Mobile attorney takes helm of state Judicial Inquiry Commission (Mobile Press-Register)
The new chairman is Mobile attorney Norman Waldrop, whose legal career in civil litigation has lasted nearly as long as the commission he now heads. He did his undergraduate work at Auburn and went to law school at the University of Alabama.
Lawyer struck off rolls (Straits Times)
DAVID Khong Siak Meng, a lawyer of 16 years' standing, was struck off the rolls of lawyers on Monday.
Lawyer pulled up for seeking narco-analysis of chief ministers (Calcutta News)
An irritated Supreme Court bench Monday imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 on an advocate for seeking narco-analysis tests on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and three former chief ministers. The lawyer alleged the politicians were involved in 'running a transfer and posting industry'.
District can delay response to attorney-fee request (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school district has until later this month to respond to a request for attorney fees in its consent-decree case. District Court Judge Joe Billy McDade granted a motion allowing the district to wait to respond to the attorney fee request until after the court rules on a settlement agreement in the case.
Uganda: Gulu Attorney Cleared of Bribe Charges (AllAfrica.com)
Kampala — THE Gulu resident state attorney, William Muwonge, who had been accused of receiving a bribe of sh150,000, has been acquitted. Justice John Bosco Katutsi ruled that Muwonge did not have a case to answer.
Domestic help who robbed SC lawyer arrested (Press Trust of India)
New Delhi, Sept 7 (PTI) A 23-year-old domestic help from West Bengal, who allegedly looted articles, including a rare 18th century 'one rupee coin', from a senior Supreme Court lawyer's residence was arrested here, police said today.
Lawyer wants secret Detroit payments revealed (Crain's Detroit Business)
The lawyer for a man who claims two Detroit police officers performed an illegal search on him wants a jury to be able to hear about secret payments of nearly $700,000 by the city to other men who made similar allegations.
Human trafficking an issue in NZ says lawyer (TVNZ)
Two Ukrainian victims of human trafficking have been prosecuted for passport fraud when they should be receiving help from New Zealand authorities, their lawyer says
County attorney explains lack of AG’s opinion (Cleveland Advocate)
Following the August 28 hearings of three cases dismissed last year by Liberty County Judge Phil Fitzgerald, the Advocate questioned County Attorney Wes Hinch about why his office is not seeking a formal opinion from the Texas Attorney General.
Traffic police nab lawyer for ‘blocking’ arrest (Sun Star)
FOR his “intervention in a police function,” a lawyer and former provincial legal officer was arrested by a police official inside the Cebu City Police Office traffic section at past noon yesterda read more
Mexico attorney general replaced as drug war flags (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mexican President Felipe Calderon replaced his attorney general on Monday to try to revamp a war against drug cartels that has stalled.
Mexico removes attorney general to revamp drug war (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mexican President Felipe Calderon removed his attorney general on Monday to try to revamp a war against drug cartels that have resisted an army campaign to defeat them.
Mexico: Attorney General Is Replaced (New York Times)
President Felipe Calderón removed Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora on Monday to try to revamp the government’s fight against drug trafficking.
Mexico removes attorney general who spearheaded drug war (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday removed his attorney general who had spearheaded the government's anti-drug campaign that has so far failed to defeat powerful cartels.
Mexican attorney general resigns (BBC News)
Mexico's attorney general resigns from what is considered the most dangerous job in the government.
Louisville lawyer pleads guilty in "bust out" scheme (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Suspended Louisville lawyer Bruce Atherton has pleaded guilty to aiding a scheme in which other defendants allegedly "busted out" small businesses by pretending to buy them, then draining their assets before the deals were completed.
Lawyer Milloy finds his way back home to Seahawks (Tacoma News Tribune)
RENTON – He wanted to return home. And after turning down an opportunity to do so after the 2006 season as a free agent, Tacoma native and University of Washington product Lawyer Milloy got another opportunity this week and couldn’t pass it up.
Wayne Township attorney resigns after charges linked with violating restraining order (The Star-Ledger)
The Wayne Township attorney and attorney for the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization resigned this weekend after being charged Saturday with violating a restraining order, a report in the Record said. Mark Semeraro turned himself in to police and was...
Mac clone maker's lawyer denies spilling Apple secrets (Computerworld)
Computerworld - Mac clone maker Psystar's lead lawyer said he did not reveal details of the company's case t0 a prominent Harvard Law School professor, according to court documents.
Attorney General Battling Mexico Drug Cartel War Resigns (Fox News)
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has accepted the resignation of the attorney general who was leading the battle against drug cartels, making the biggest shake-up yet in his offensive against organized crime.
How lawyer won fen-phen case (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
It sounds like a John Grisham book. A lawyer, working nearly alone for three years, takes on powerful interests, defends wronged clients, gets lawyers disabarred and wins millions. In Angela Ford's case, that's what happened.
Psystar lawyer defends against leak accusations (MacNN)
Psystar's chief lawyer, K.A.D. Camera of the firm Camera and Shipley, is protesting allegations that he broke an order against sharing details of the company's legal battle with Apple. He is said to have leaked information to Charles Nesson, a Harvard Law School professor and the founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. "The accusation that I have somehow violated the protective ...
Attorney charged with theft in Hudson County real estate case (The Star-Ledger)
Mark E. Gold Mark E. Gold, an attorney handling a real-estate case in Hudson County Superior Court was arrested last week after withdrawing nearly $300,000 of a client's money that was supposed to be in an attorney trust account, according...
Lawyer cleared of 2 charges (Sun Star)
A PROSECUTOR yesterday recommended the dismissal of complaints filed by a traffic police officer against a lawyer for oral defamation and obstruction of justice. read more
Mac clone maker's lawyer denies spilling Apple secrets (Network World)
Psystar's lead lawyer said he did not reveal details of the company's case to a prominent Harvard Law School professor, court documents show. But he approved a "circus day" at Psystar's headquarters in August as part of a PR strategy to spin the case its way.
Mac clone maker's lawyer denies spilling Apple secrets (Macworld)
A lawyer representing Psystar told the judge presiding over Apple's lawsuit against the clone maker that he did not reveal details of the case to a prominent Harvard Law School professor.
Ohio attorney general says $475M Merrill Lynch settlement with pension fund now a done deal (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray says $475 million in settlement money is ready for distribution to Merrill Lynch investors in Ohio and elsewhere.
Seahawks: Team signs Lawyer Milloy to replace Brian Russell (Renton Reporter)
The Seattle Seahawks signed safety Lawyer Milloy to a one-year contract. The move coincided with the Seahawks terminating free safety Brian Russell's contract. Milloy's contract is for one season.
Chicago Attorney Enters U.S. Senate Race (CBS 2 Chicago)
A Chicago attorney is running as a Democrat for President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. Jacob Meister announced his candidacy Tuesday.
Lawyer uses Collingwood fans as defence for client's language (Geelong Advertiser)
A LAWYER was criticised for using Collingwood supporters as a defence for his Geelong client's feral behaviour during an incident where he called a pub manger a "f--king poofter".
BALCO lawyer released after 16-month prison term (USA Today)
The lawyer who leaked confidential grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other athletes to the San Francisco Chronicle five years ago was released from prison after serving 16 months of his 30-month sentence.
Reality star's attorney: Linebacker's story 'spin' (AP via Yahoo! News)
Tila Tequila's attorney is calling NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman's explanation of an altercation with the reality star that led to his arrest "spin."
Lawyer: We'll drop lawsuit if Big Ben admits rape (Sports Illustrated)
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The lawyer for a former Nevada casino worker who has accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her says his client will drop her civil lawsuit if he acknowledges the rape and apologizes.
Lawyer: We'll Drop Suit If Steelers QB Admits Rape (ABC News)
Lawyer for Roethlisberger accuser says client will drop lawsuit if Steelers QB admits rape
Tila Tequila's attorney: Linebacker's story 'spin' (AP via Yahoo! News)
Tila Tequila's attorney on Tuesday called San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman's explanation of an altercation with the reality star that led to his arrest "spin" and predicted it would be discredited.