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BREAKING NEWS: Prominent Attorney Killed in Car Crash (KIAH-TV Houston)
39 News has learned that prominent Houston attorney John O'Quinn has been killed in a car crash.
Maine attorney general's office concludes that British lemonade can't be sold to minors (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PORTLAND, Maine - People will have to prove they're 21 to buy a bottle of a century-old British lemonade in Maine because the drink contains alcohol. The Maine attorney general's office has determined that Fentimans Victorian Lemonade is an alcoholic beverage under state law.
Ex-Memphis city attorney to go before grand jury (WMCTV Memphis)
A lawyer for former Memphis City Attorney Elbert Jefferson says Jefferson will appear before a federal grand jury as a witness, not a target.
Chirac to Be Tried in Paris False-Jobs Case, His Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Former French President Jacques Chirac will stand trial in a corruption case dating back to when he was the mayor of Paris, his lawyer Jean Veil said.
Attorney who sought dismissal of officer quits after trial board (Baltimore Sun)
19-year veteran had sought dismissal of police officer A city attorney resigned Thursday immediately after failing to persuade an internal disciplinary board to recommend firing a police officer convicted of administrative charges of assaulting a man outside a Federal Hill pizza shop in 2005.
District attorney is lone countywide contested race (The Buffalo News)
LITTLE VALLEY -- Cattaraugus County voters will face only one countywide contested race Tuesday as they vote for district attorney. Both sheriff and coroner are uncontested races.
Lawyer in landmark breast implant lawsuits dies (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Flamboyant lawyer John O'Quinn, who won billions in verdicts against makers of breast implants, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products, died Thursday in a traffic wreck.
Lawyer in landmark breast implant lawsuits dies (AP via Yahoo! News)
Flamboyant lawyer John O'Quinn, who won billions in verdicts against makers of breast implants, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products, died Thursday in a traffic wreck. He was 68.
Lawyer in Landmark Breast Implant Lawsuits Dies (ABC News)
Houston lawyer who won pioneering breast implant, tobacco and fen-phen verdicts dies in crash
Corrections department seeks to sanction attorney (49 ABC News Topeka)
The Kansas Department of Corrections is seeking disciplinary action against an attorney who helped a reporter investigate illegal sexual relationships at a state prison for women.
New lawyer in Cambridge Bay shooting case (CBC North)
The man accused in a shooting that killed three men in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has a new lawyer, after the one he had fought to obtain became too ill to continue defending him.
Madison attorney Conley nominated federal judge (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - October 30, 2009 11:05 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Madison attorney William Conley has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a federal judge position.
Ruling Against Former Attorney General Top Aide (WKBN 27 Youngstown)
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has ruled that a former top aide to fallen Attorney General Marc Dann committed attempted fraud.
Ruling Against Former Attorney General Top Aide (WYTV Youngstown)
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has ruled that a former top aide to fallen Attorney General Marc Dann committed attempted fraud. The bureau released the ruling Friday. It says Anthony Gutierrez improperly classified workers at his construction firm as independent contractors instead of employees. The classification lowered the amount Gutierrez owed the bureau. Gutierrez served as Dann's ...
Lawyer: NYer forced wife to violate Muslim beliefs (Boston Globe)
A defense lawyer says a woman accused of slashing the neck of her sleeping husband was "emotionally abused" and forced to violate her Muslim beliefs.
Prominent lawyer killed in robbery (The New Straits Times)
A prominent lawyer was killed in a robbery at his house in Bukit Damansara early this morning. M.Thiruchelraegaran, 75, was strangled to death by one of the robbers who broke into the house at 4am.
Doctor held for trying to run over lawyer (The New Straits Times)
GEORGE TOWN: Police said a doctor, who allegedly attempted to run over a lawyer outside the Penang court building on Wednesday, has been remanded for six days until Tuesday.
$2.5m paid to suspended lawyer (Otago Daily Times)
A criminal defence barrister suspended from working as a legal aid lawyer has been paid more than $2.5 million from the public purse in the past five years. read more
$2.5m paid to suspended public lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
A criminal defence barrister suspended from working as a legal aid lawyer has been paid more than $2.5 million from the public purse in the past five years.
City attorney position could become full-time (Jacksonville Patriot)
Salary negotiations are under way to possibly change the role of city attorney from part-time into a full-time position for Jacksonville.
Blumenthal solidifies opinion of town attorney regarding town meeting (The North Haven Citizen)
Byline:  Kyle Swartz Breaking News:  No If North Haven wants a town meeting to vote on budgetary transfers, the town will have to seek legal action in superior court, according to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. read more
Supervisors: Is it time for a full-time county attorney? (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Tighter budgets and belt-tightening in Muscatine County could mean County Attorney Gary Allison will face a choice: Keep his private practice or campaign next year to become a full-time prosecutor.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
NCAA: Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant had attorney present for interviews (ESPN)
Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant had an attorney with him for all three interview sessions with the NCAA, a spokesperson for the governing body said Friday.
Prominent lawyer strangled at home (MalaysiaNews.net)
KUALA LUMPUR: A prominent corporate lawyer was strangled by three assailants in his house in Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara here early yesterday morning. M. Thiruchelraegaran, 75, was believed to have...
Prominent attorney joins Huckaby defense team (San Francisco Chronicle)
(10-30) 18:00 PDT Stockton, Calif. (AP) -- A prominent criminal defense attorney will help defend the Tracy woman accused of killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu and stuffing the girl's body into a suitcase. San Francisco attorney Michael Burt,...
Top civil rights attorney promises increased enforcement of discrimination laws (Los Angeles Times)
U.S. Assistant Atty. Gen. Thomas Perez ushers in an era of 'transformation and restoration' with pledges to fight housing bias, hate crimes and predatory lending, among other things. The nation's top civil rights attorney vowed Friday to step up enforcement of laws against housing bias, hate crimes, racially targeted predatory lending and other discriminatory acts in what he called a new era of ...
Prominent attorney joins team in suitcase killing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent criminal defense attorney will help defend the Tracy woman accused of killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu and stuffing the girl's body into a suitcase.
Federal Jury Rejects Ex-Disciplinary Attorney's Lawsuit Alleging Retaliatory Firing (Law.com)
A federal jury took barely three hours on Thursday to throw out claims from a former staff attorney with a New York disciplinary committee that she had been fired in retaliation for the exercise of her First Amendment rights. The unanimous, eight-member jury rejected the civil rights suit brought by Christine A. Anderson, who claimed she was fired in 2007 because she objected that officials at ...
Prominent lawyer strangled at home (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: A prominent corporate lawyer was strangled by three assailants in his house in Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara here early yesterday morning.
Attorney General Holder Asserts State Secrets in Wiretap Suit (Bloomberg)
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he approved the use of the “state secrets privilege” to seek dismissal of a federal lawsuit over wiretapping without a warrant after determining that sensitive national security information might be disclosed in the case.
Elderly lawyer strangled (Malaysian Mirror)
KUALA LUMPUR - A septuagenarian lawyer paid a heavy price for not following "orders" from three intruders at the victim's home in Bukit Damansara here Friday morning.
John O’Quinn, 68, Star Personal-Injury Lawyer in Texas, Dies (New York Times)
Mr. O’Quinn was a plaintiff’s lawyer whose outsized personality matched the jury awards he won for his clients.
Elderly lawyer strangled (Malaysian Mirror)
KUALA LUMPUR - A septuagenarian lawyer paid a heavy price for not following "orders" from three intruders at the victim's home in Bukit Damansara here Friday morning. M. Thiruchelraegaran, 75, was strangled. Two of the men killed the veteran lawyer in the living room of the house in Jalan Batai about 4am. At the time of the incident, the other man locked the victim's wife in a room. Nevertheless ...
17. Did a relative do it? Police probe murder of lawyer (The Star)
Police are now investigating to see if a bankruptcy case against a relative could be related to the murder of a 75-year-old lawyer who was strangled to death in his home.
Jailed lawyer is freed after just three days (Tameside Advertiser)
LAWYER Jeffrey Sparke was locked up for five months after attacking his wife's mother Mary Clarke at her birthday party while he was `blind drunk' but was granted bail after lodging an appeal.
Gerard Butler glad he failed as a lawyer (Hindustan Times)
Scottish actor Gerard Butler is glad that he failed as a lawyer - because he would never have become a Hollywood star. Butler graduated from law school in his native Glasgow and landed a job as a trainee solicitor.
Attorney: County not liable for windmill bird strikes (The Garden Island)
LIHU‘E — Proponents of small wind systems got a lift this week when the county attorney said a proposed bill designed to streamline the permitting process would not open the county to legal or financial liability should an applicant’s windmill kill an endangered seabird.
Attorney Gets 1 Year Suspension For Court Behavior (KMGH 7 Denver)
A Denver attorney accused of calling an opposing counsel vulgar names and ignoring a judge's verbal orders during a trial has been suspended for a year and a day.
Attorney sets up possible insanity defense (North Platte Telegraph)
The North Platte Telegraph Defense attorney Blaine Gillette motioned in Lincoln County District Court for 70-year-old James Benak to undergo psychological evaluation. The motion is an expected move to lay the groundwork for an insanity defense stemming from an early September shooting outside his home.
Magpie brings lawyer down (Sunday News)
"A MAGPIE attacked me, Your Honour." Those were the words Auckland lawyer Peter Winter could well have offered the Auckland District Law Society for his absence at the organisation's annual conference this weekend.
Attorney gets 4 years in smuggling (12 News Phoenix)
A disbarred defense attorney said he was embarrassed and humiliated to stand before a court commissioner in jail stripes and chains.