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Thaksin's lawyer has his license revoked for bribery attempt (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Law Society of Thailand's subcommittee on professional conduct on Wednesday ruled to revoke the lawyer license of Pichit Chuenban for his involvement in the bribery attempt last year.
Tribunal rejects transgendered lawyer's complaint (CNews)
A federal human rights tribunal has rejected a complaint by a transgendered lawyer that she was discriminated against when the Canadian Forces refused to enlist her.
Ohio Attorney General: More Mortgage Servicers Will be Sued (Fox News)
Ohio Attorney General: More Mortgage Servicers Will be Sued
Tila Tequila attorney: Shawne Merriman explanation is 'spin' (ESPN)
Tila Tequila's attorney says Shawne Merriman's account of what happened leading up to his arrest is "spin."
Denver Lawyer Wants To Put Ads On Cop Cars (CBS4 Denver)
Seeing that the city of Denver's budget crisis is so severe it may lead to police layoffs, a local lawyer is proposing selling ads on Denver police patrol cars as a way to shore up the budget. And he says he'll be the first to step up and pay for the privilege.
Ex-SEC lawyer says Madoff could've been caught earlier (Denver Post)
A former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer who recommended questioning discrepancies in records from Bernard Madoff's firm in 2004 says supervisors derailed her efforts by excluding her from key conference calls with the now-convicted Ponzi-scheme fraudster.
Big Ben's attorney rejects settlement offer (Fox Sports)
The attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is rejecting a settlement offer by a former Nevada casino worker who claims the Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her. Roethlisberger attorney David Cornwell says the woman's offer is bizarre. The woman wants Roethlisberger to admit to the allegations, apologize and donate $100,000 to the Committee to Aid Abused Women, a Reno ...
Ben Roethlisberger's lawyer rejects settlement offer in sexual assault suit (Yahoo! Canada Sports)
PITTSBURGH - The lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is rejecting a settlement offer by a former Nevada casino worker who claims the Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her.
Tila Tequila's Lawyer: Linebacker's Story 'Spin' (ABC News)
Reality TV star's lawyer: Shawne Merriman's account of fight is a verbal attack.
Steelers QB's Attorney Rejects Settlement Offer (ABC News)
Roethlisberger's attorney rejects accuser's offer to settle if Steelers QB admits allegation
Steelers QB's attorney rejects settlement offer (Deseret News)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is rejecting a settlement offer...
Veteran, lawyer and philanthropist Jack Giannini dies (Belleville News-Democrat)
World War Two veteran, author and local lawyer Jack Giannini, who was well know in recent years for giving gifts of computers and money to local schools and libraries, has died.
BofA fires back in feud with N.Y. attorney general (The Charlotte Observer)
Bank of America Corp. is firing back in an escalating feud with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Steelers QB's attorney rejects settlement offer (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is rejecting a settlement offer by a former Nevada casino worker who claims the Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her.
Thomas exploring bid for Arizona attorney general (The Arizona Republic)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is forming an exploratory committee to gauge support for a possible candidacy for state attorney general in 2010.
District Attorney plans to review Merriman case (Sports Illustrated)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The District Attorney's Office is reviewing accusations of domestic violence that reality TV star Tila Tequila filed against San Diego Chargers star linebacker Shawne Merriman.
District Attorney reviewing Merriman case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The District Attorney's Office on Wednesday began reviewing accusations of domestic violence that reality TV star Tila Tequila brought against star linebacker Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers.
Steelers' 'Big Ben' lawyer shuns settlement offer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned down a settlement offer from a woman who claims the Super Bowl champion sexually assaulted her.
Steelers QB's attorney rejects settlement offer (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday rejected a settlement offer by a Nevada woman who claims the Super Bowl champion sexually assaulted her at a Lake Tahoe hotel-casino.
La Plata, Md., Lawyer Accused of Plundering Estate (Washington Post)
A prominent La Plata lawyer was charged Wednesday with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an estate he was appointed to handle, and investigators are trying to determine whether he took money from several other clients.
District Attorney starts deciding whether to charge Shawne Merriman (ESPN)
The District Attorney began deciding whether to bring charges against Shawne Merriman.
Lawyer: Payouts a surprise to cops (Detroit Free Press)
Two Detroit cops at the center of $698,000 in secret settlement payments over allegations of illegal body cavity searches never knew about the payouts, a city lawyer said Wednesday in a court filing.
Thaksin's lawyer has his license revoked for bribery attempt (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Law Society of Thailand's subcommittee on professional conduct on Wednesday ruled to revoke the lawyer license of Pichit Chuenban for his involvement in the bribery attempt last year.
Conte lawyer out of prison (Whittier Daily News)
NEW YORK - 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.
DoD lawyer stops short of assuring Gitmo closing (USA Today)
The Pentagon's top lawyer says the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison early next year but is stopping short of assuring it will happen.
Tila Tequila has meeting with San Diego district attorney in Shawne Merriman case (ESPN)
Tila Tequila, the reality TV star who accused Shawne Merriman of domestic violence last weekend, said via her Twitter feed that she will meet with the San Diego County district attorney's office on Friday.
US Attorney in WVa stepping down (Charleston Daily Mail)
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) -- After three years as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Sharon Potter is leaving government service.Potter was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush after serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in the d...
Hearing Set on $27M Stanford Lawyer Bill (FOX 26 Houston)
The lawyer appointed to run Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford's businesses will get to defend his request for $27 million in fees in court.
DOD lawyer hedges on closing Gitmo by January (WCAX-TV Vermont)
The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday said the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early next year but stopped shortof assuring it will happen.
Attorney: Case against former Vas aide will go to trial (MyCentralJersey.com)
An attorney for Melvin Ramos said he expects the case against the former mayoral long-time aide to Joseph Vas to go to trial.
Senate committee to consider confirming Paul Fishman as U.S. attorney for N.J. (The Star-Ledger)
The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a Sept. 17 meeting to consider confirming Paul Fishman as the next U.S. attorney for New Jersey. President Obama nominated Fishman, 52, in May to become the state's top federal law enforcement officials. He served...
DOD lawyer hedges on closing Gitmo by January (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday said the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early next year but stopped short of assuring it will happen.
DoD lawyer hedges on closing Gitmo by January - Army News, news from Iraq, - Army Times (Army Times)
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s top lawyer said Thursday the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early next year but stopped short of assuring it will happen.
Attorney, CPA charged in tax-shelter scheme (The Arizona Republic)
WASHINGTON - A federal grand jury has indicted a Mesa attorney and a certified public account for running an offshore tax shelter designed to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.
US Attorney In W.Va. Stepping Down (WTOV 9 Steubenville)
WHEELING, W.Va. -- After three years as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Sharon Potter is leaving government service. Potter was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush after serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in the district since 1992.
Lawyer may seek list of women from Roethlisberger (Sports Illustrated)
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The lawyer for a woman who is accusing Ben Roethlisberger of rape is prepared to ask a Nevada court to compel the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback to name all the women he has had sex with.
Obama nominates lawyer, professor for TVA board (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
President Barack Obama has named two nominees for the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. One is a public-interest lawyer with a background in environmental issues and the other is an economics professor experienced in rate-setting policy.
Briefs: Lawyer may ask for Big Ben's sexual history (CBS Sports)
Thursday's NFL news briefs: The lawyer for a woman who is accusing Ben Roethlisberger of rape is prepared to ask a Nevada court to compel the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback to name all the women he has had sex with.
Big Ben's attorney: Accuser being led by 'unscrupulous lawyer' (USA Today)
The lawyer for a woman who is accusing Ben Roethlisberger of rape is prepared to ask a Nevada court to compel the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback to name all the women he has had sex with, court documents show.
Senate panel endorses Burke for U.S. attorney (The Arizona Republic)
Phoenix lawyer Dennis Burke was endorsed Thursday by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, all but guaranteeing his appointment as Arizona's next U.S. attorney.
COUNTERFEIT OFFENCES: THREE YEARS IN THE SLAMMER FOR LAWYER'S CHAUFFER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Bernama) -- A lawyer's chauffer was sentenced to three years jail by the Sessions Court here today after finding him guilty of using and being in possession of counterfeit money, about two years ago.
Ex-Monroe County government attorney faces prison (Miami Herald)
James Hendrick, once Monroe County's powerful government attorney, learns Friday whether he will go to prison for 3 1/2 years for his 2007 convictions on obstructing justice and witness tampering in a Keys corruption case.
Names Of 4 Finalists For U.S. Attorney For Connecticut Sent To Obama (Hartford Courant)
The field of candidates pursuing the position of U.S. attorney for Connecticut narrowed Thursday when the state's two U.S. senators sent the names of their four preferred finalists to President Barack Obama, according to information obtained by The Courant.
Report: 4 finalists for US attorney post (The Day)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut's two U.S. senators have given President Barack Obama the names of four preferred finalists for the vacant position of U.S. attorney for Connecticut. The Hartford Courant obtained the letter written by Sens. Christopher Dodd and Joe Lieberman. The senators recommend acting U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy; David Fein, a former associate Counsel to President Bill ...
Report: 4 finalists for US attorney post (Boston Globe)
Connecticut's two U.S. senators have given President Barack Obama the names of four preferred finalists for the vacant position of U.S. attorney for Connecticut.
Accuser's lawyer requests names of all the women Roethlisberger has slept with (Reno Gazette-Journal)
While the lawyer for a Harrah’s Lake Tahoe worker who claims she was raped by Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger demands that he reveal the names of women he had sex with, the woman said in a sworn statement that the people who said she bragged about the encounter were lying.
Respect would have defused tension between lawyer, officer: PRO 7 chief (Sun Star)
THOUGH he has directed his investigation office to look into the matter, Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Lani-o Nerez believes the incident involving lawyer read more
Attorney General Holder decides not to charge former Bush Justice Department official (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to bring any criminal charges against a former Bush administration official who lawmakers said lied to them in sworn testimony.
SC Attorney General candidate Alan Wilson addresses dad’s outburst (WCBD-TV Charleston)
Trying to stay on message about his candidacy for attorney general, Alan Wilson answers questions about his father yelling, ‘you lie’ during President’s speech.
Lawyer: Man accused in Wis mayor attack needs meds (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - September 11, 2009 12:25 PM ET MILWAUKEE (AP) - The lawyer for the man accused of attacking the Milwaukee mayor last month says his client hasn't been getting the medication...