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New legal papers to be released soon, says Megrahi lawyer (Independent)
The lawyer acting for the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi yesterday defended his client's decision to publish hundreds of legal documents relating to his abandoned appeal.
Yale suspect's attorney complains about news leaks (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for the Connecticut man accused of killing a Yale University graduate student says he'll file a complaint over information about the case leaked by anonymous law enforcement officials to the news media.
Anoka-Hennepin student's lawyer demands teachers' firings; teachers deny harassment (Denver Post)
The lawyer representing a former Anoka-Hennepin school district student demanded today that school officials fire two teachers accused of sexually harassing the student.
Student's lawyer says two teachers should be fired over alleged harassment (Denver Post)
The lawyer representing a former Anoka-Hennepin school district student demanded Monday that school officials fire two teachers accused of sexually harassing the student.
Fallon janitor's lawyer disputes sex offender allegation (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The lawyer for a veteran Fallon elementary school janitor charged with being a sex offender who did not register his address is disputing the allegation.
Lawyer suspended for false lot claim (Cebu Daily News)
A CEBUANO lawyer received a one-year suspension from the Supreme Court on charges of “deceitful conduct” for falsifying documents in relation to a lot dispute in barangay Quiot Pardo, Cebu City.
Home of Attorney General's illegal worker's raided (ITN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
UK Border Agency staff have reportedly raided the home of the illegal migrant employed by the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland.
Suspect in vet's beating gets new lawyer (Livingston County Daily Press & Argus)
An Ohio man charged in connection to the beating and torture of a World War II veteran in a robbery at his Genoa Township home got a new lawyer Friday.
Fresh pressure on Attorney General (Channel 4)
Under-pressure Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, refutes claims she wrongly received £170,000 in Parliamentary allowances, while UK border agency staff raid the home of the illegal migrant she employed.
Texas FLDS raid: Defense attorney alleges search too broad, evidence tainted (Denver Post)
Texas authorities used a hoax call about abuse at a polygamous sect's Texas ranch as a pretext for an "unlimited, general search" in April 2008 -- a search law officers "had wanted for years to conduct," an attorney contends in a new court filing.
As lawyer, District Judge Manuel Barraza defended 'Night Stalker' (Denver Post)
EL PASO -- District Judge Manuel Barraza first gained notoriety as a young lawyer when he was hired to defend the "Night Stalker," Richard Ramirez, who terrified California residents.
Mancao lawyer dares Lacson: Let's take lie-detector tests! (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
MANILA - A lawyer on Sunday dared Sen. Panfilo Lacson to take lie-detector tests with him over statements made by the senator in connection with the ongoing probe on the killings of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito back in November 2000.
Yale suspect's attorney complains about news leaks (San Diego 6)
An attorney for the Connecticut man accused of killing a Yale University graduate student says he'll file a complaint over information about the case leaked by anonymous law enforcement officials...
Denver cop's lawyer: Tape misleading (Oakland Tribune)
A videotape that appears to show a Denver policeman slamming a suspect's face into the pavement is misleading, the officer's lawyer told a jury Wednesday.
Attorney: Ruling clears way for Michael Jackson estate deal (Whittier Daily News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katherine Jackson's attorney says a judge's ruling that she can challenge the administrators of her son's estate could result in a deal that will determine control of the singer's gargantuan assets.
LA attorney convicted in Barstow body dump (Contra Costa Times)
LOS ANGELES (AP)- A Los Angeles jury has found a 45-year-old attorney guilty of shooting to death his girlfriend, whose body was found near Barstow, and assaulting his roommate.
Attorney Beats DWI Charge (Times Record)
Friday, September 18, 2009 11:09 PM CDT Despite a confession and blood-alcohol content test that registered above the legal limit, the misdemeanor driving while intoxicated conviction of a Fort Smith attorney was dismissed Friday.
Attorney general advises residents to beware of scams (Montgomery Life)
During the past year, complaints about financial scams to the state Attorney General’s Office have more than doubled, and con artists are using a variety of too-good-to-be true offers to draw unwary people into bogus sweepstakes, phony employment schemes, fraudulent Internet auctions and classified ads.
After Lawyer Curses Adversary During Deposition, Judge Orders Attorneys to Dinner Summit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer who resorted to cursing and name-calling during a deposition has been hit with a creative sanction by a federal judge. Instead of imposing any monetary punishment, federal Judge Gene E.K.
UK lawyer says Iraq abuse hurt military's standing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A British government lawyer acknowledged Monday that the reputation of the country's military has been tarnished by the abuse of civilians in southern Iraq — actions that resulted in the death in custody of a hotel worker.
Judge appoints lawyer for man held in Farmville slayings (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A Prince Edward County judge this morning appointed a lawyer for a California man held in the slayings of four people and set a tentative Jan. 11 preliminary hearing date.
UK Attorney-General in trouble over hiring illegal migrant (NDTV)
The job of Britain's first female Attorney-General Baroness Scotland is in doubt on Monday as it emerged that the UK Border Agency has raided the home of an illegal migrant employed by her as cleaner.
Santa Fe attorney on trial in pedestrian death (KOB 4 Albuquerque)
A Santa Fe attorney is on trial on a charge of vehicular homicide in the death of a pedestrian in the capital city last November. Watch live text updates from Fierro trial
Culver asks attorney general, auditor to probe film credits (The Des Moines Register)
Culver today asked Attorney General Tom Miller and the State Auditor to assist in a growing probe of a state tax credit program for the movie industry.
Schuette running for Attorney General (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Former Michigan congressman Bill Schuette is officially jumping into the 2010 state attorney general's race.
County attorney hoping to acquire funds to purchase new police tool (The Daily Sentinel)
County attorney John Fleming has his eye out for a new device that can aid police in determining if a motorist is driving under the influence.
State Attorney Willie Meggs Will Not Prosecute Wakulla County Sheriff (WCTV Tallahassee)
State Attorney Willie Meggs says he will not prosecute Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey.
Katherine Jackson lawyer believes settlement possible (CNN)
Katherine Jackson's court challenge of the men who control Michael Jackson's estate will continue, although her lawyer said he hopes a judge's decision will lead to an out-of-court settlement.
New witness vs Lacson "credible" - Dacer lawyer (GMA News)
Senator Panfilo Lacson may insist he had nothing to do with the killing of Salvador "Bubby" Dacer, but the new witness to be presented by the slain publicist"s family may just pin him down, the Dacer family"s lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer for Toronto man convicted in son's beating death says judge was emotional (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for a man convicted in the beating death of his young son is arguing for a new trial on the basis of language the judge used.
Ohio Attorney General says scam artists targeting veterans (89.7 WKSU)
Scammers have long been going after seniors, students, and people who've had a hard time making ends meet but now they are going after a different group. In an interview with Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray says scammers are now targeting veterans. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.
Mike Balogun won't play for OU this season, attorney says (The Oklahoman)
NORMAN — Oklahoma linebacker Mike Balogun won’t be playing for the Sooners this season. Woody Glass, Balogun’s attorney, said Monday morning the fact-finding wing of the NCAA has sided with the NCAA’s original ruling that Balogun played semi-pro football after his 21st birthday and is out of eligibility. “The writing is clearly on the wall,” Glass said. “They made the finding Mike played ...
Lawyer for Ex-Bear Fund Manager Tannin Assails U.S. (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for a former Bear Stearns Cos. hedge fund manager, Matthew Tannin , 47, said allegations that he deleted e-mails after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission began an investigation were an “11th-hour smear.”
Paralegal for Alan Jones defense lawyer called to testify in murder trial (The Post-Standard)
Oswego, NY -- A paralegal who works in the office of Alan Jones' defense lawyer testified this morning about Erin Maxwell's injuries from her expertise as a retired nurse.
LR Attorney Tim Griffin Running for Congress (KARK Little Rock)
Little Rock attorney Tim Griffin is throwing his hat into the ring for Congress. "Today, I am filing my statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and the Secretary of State and will be a candidate for the 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas.
Disbarred Gig Harbor lawyer arrested in fraud case (Seattle Times)
A disbarred Gig Harbor lawyer faces charges stemming from a credit card debt elimination business.
Nexsen Pruet executive to run for attorney general, launch campaign in October (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
Leighton Lord III, managing partner of one of the state’s largest law firms, will run for state attorney general. Lord, who heads Columbia’s Nexsen Pruet firm, said Monday that he filed as a candidate last week with the State Ethics Commission.
Lawyer: Mass. teen insane when he killed therapist (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for a Massachusetts teenager accused of stabbing his therapist to death says he will mount an insanity defense.
Suspect in murders gets attorney (UPI)
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A prominent Virginia defense attorney will represent the man accused of killing four people in Farmville, Va., a judge said Monday.
Former Nixon Peabody Lawyer Hit With Insider Trading Charges (Law.com)
A former Nixon Peabody lawyer has been charged with insider trading in federal district court in Washington, D.C. The complaint, filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleges that Melissa Mahler, now a solo practitioner in New York, used information about a pending merger given to her by a client in 2004 to make an illegal profit when the deal was finalized. "Mahler breached her ...
Red-light camera firm's ties to lawyer is questioned (Chicago Tribune)
City considers hiring 2nd company to catch motorists on camera A red-light camera company seeking business from Berwyn has had links to a politically connected lawyer who does legal work for the city and has contributed to the mayor's political campaign.
After Lawyer Curses Adversary During Deposition, Judge Orders Attorneys to Dinner Summit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer who resorted to cursing and name-calling during a deposition has been hit with a creative sanction by a federal judge. Instead of imposing any monetary punishment, federal Judge Gene E.K.
New York suspect gets high-profile lawyer (Denver Post)
Ahmad Wais Afzali, 37, the Queens imam linked to a terrorism investigation involving two Aurora men, enlisted the help of one-time radio personality and high-profile lawyer-to-the-underdog Ron Kuby.
Lawyer: Man who killed therapist insane (Lowell Sun)
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- A lawyer for a Massachusetts teenager accused of killing his therapist says he will mount an insanity defense. Attorney James Krasnoo said he has hired an expert to evaluate 19-year-old Thomas Belanger and review his medical records to show he was insane when he allegedly killed Diruhi Mattian, 53, of Wilmington, in February
State attorney general's office to probe Baltimore ACORN chapter (Baltimore Sun)
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Attorney General fined for hiring illegal worker  (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Attorney General Patricia Scotland was fined £5,000 on Tuesday for employing an illegal immigrant as her housekeeper, fuelling calls from opposition parties for her to resign.
U.K. Attorney General Fined for Employing Illegal Immigrant (Bloomberg)
Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Attorney General Patricia Mawhinney, who steered through a law tightening immigration controls, was fined 5,000 pounds ($8,167) for employing a housekeeper who was not permitted to work in the country.
Lawyer: FBI investigated Shelton mayor (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a Connecticut developer says telephones were tapped and several people wore wires as the FBI investigated Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti and potential corruption in town government.
State's Attorney Budget To Blame For Maday Escape? (CBS 2 Chicago)
How could prisoner Robert Maday have escaped from the custody of two Cook County State's Attorney investigators last week? Former county State's Attorney Richard Devine says budget shortfalls in the office may be partially to blame.
Cambridge Bay murder suspect's lawyer in hospital (CBC North)
The case of the man charged in a 2007 triple homicide in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has hit another roadblock, with the accused man's lawyer currently in hospital, CBC News has learned.