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Lawyer says Kuwaiti man released from Guantanamo (USA Today)
A Guantanamo Bay detainee from Kuwait has been released to his home country, a lawyer for the man said Thursday.
Guantanamo ex-inmate arrives in Kuwait: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A man held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly eight years returned to his native Kuwait Thursday after a judge cleared him of terror charges, his lawyer said.
Ex-HSBC Banker Ellerbeck Didn’t Mean to Kill Wife, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Neil Ellerbeck’s lawyer told jurors during closing arguments that while the former HSBC Holdings Plc banker may have caused the injuries that led to his wife’s death, he never intended to harm her.
Senators, representatives battle over North Texas nominee for U.S. attorney (Dallas Morning News)
Sen. John Cornyn said Thursday that he would block anyone except Sarah Saldana as the next U.S. attorney for North Texas, setting in motion a showdown with Democrats who have other contenders in mind.
Mills Lawyer Seeks Berlusconi as Witness in Bribery Appeal (Bloomberg)
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. lawyer David Mills, who was convicted of accepting a bribe to lie under oath on behalf of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi , wants the premier to testify on his behalf in his appeal, which began today in Milan.
Lawyer doubts Taconic kin (New York Post)
A lawyer for two victims killed in the horrific crash on the Taconic Parkway said yesterday the behavior of the family of wrong-way driver Diane Schuler is "very suspicious," adding he believes her relatives know what "set that woman off that day." ...
Lawyer: I gave text messages to Detroit Free Press (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer who obtained a trove of sexually explicit text messages while suing former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in 2007 said Thursday he gave a copy to the Detroit Free Press, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning stories led to criminal charges and forced the mayor from office last year.
Appeals trial for UK lawyer opens in Italy (AP via Yahoo! News)
The appeals trial of a British lawyer who has been convicted in a corruption case involving Silvio Berlusconi opened Friday in Milan, with defense lawyers saying they want the Italian premier to testify.
Convicted bogus lawyer indicted again (Denver Post)
BISMARCK, N.D.—A man convicted in North Dakota and sentenced to more than four years in prison for impersonating a lawyer has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Colorado for posing
Attorney: Man to claim mental illness in death of three children (Evansville Courier & Press)
SMITHLAND, Ky. — The attorney for a western Kentucky man charged in the slayings of three children and a violent sexual assault on their mother will claim mental illness when his case goes to trial. The Paducah Sun reported that defense attorney James Gibson, who represents 36-year-old Kevin Wayne Dunlap of Hopkinsville, filed notice Tuesday in Livingston Circuit Court that he plans to ...
Attorney wants blood test thrown out in fatal-crash case (Post-Bulletin)
The attorney for a man accused in connection with a fatal accident last spring contends that a blood test that shows the man was intoxicated at the time sho
Attorney: Man to claim mental illness in deaths (Local 12 Cincinnati)
The attorney for a western Kentucky man charged in the slayings of three children and a violent sexual assault on their mother will claim mental illness when his case goes...
Attorney: No Plans To Call Nagin To Testify (ABC 26 New Orleans)
An attorney for two companies that allege their crime camera system was ripped off by people tied to the New Orleans technology office says he doesn't plan to call Mayor Ray Nagin to testify in the case.
KRouge lawyer demands judge's disqualification in Cambodia (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a former Khmer Rouge leader on Friday filed a demand that the French investigating judge be disqualified from Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court for alleged bias.
Minn. attorney general sues Ferrellgas over prices (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing propane distributor Ferrellgas, alleging the company charged residential customers higher-than-promised prices and sometimes added punitive fees.
Minn. attorney general sues propane distributer over prices (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing propane distributor Ferrellgas, alleging the company charged customers
Attorney: Man To Claim Mental Illness In Deaths (News Channel 5 Nashville)
The attorney for a western Kentucky man charged in the slayings of three children and a violent sexual assault on their mother will claim mental illness when his case goes to trial.
Update: Roseland town attorney arrested on domestic violence charge (South Bend Tribune)
Roseland Town Attorney Mike Lipsky was arrested at 10:32 p.m. Thursday in South Bend on a preliminary charge of domestic violence, according to information from St. Joseph County authorities.
Lawyer Chided for Dragging Out Deal In Blue Cross Suit (Law.com)
A federal judge on Wednesday accused a class action lawyer of trying to delay a settlement that helped nearly 600 eating disorder patients so he could pursue a fight with a co-counsel over shares of a $2.45 million fee award.
Obama lawyer says no position on Bush-era wiretaps (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the Obama administration said on Friday it had no position on the legality of the former Bush administration's program to intercept Americans' e-mails and phone calls without a warrant.
UK lawyer's appeal calls for Berlusconi (BBC News)
Prosecutors in the appeal case of UK tax lawyer David Mills have opposed a defence request for the Italian prime minister to appear as a witness.
District attorney wants to dismiss Polanski appeal (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Los Angeles district attorney says Roman Polanski's appeal filed in California before his arrest in Switzerland should be dismissed and no oral arguments should be held.
Businessman to run for attorney general for GOP (Chicago Tribune)
The Tribune's Clout Street blog reports: Illinois Republicans may have filled a critical vacancy in their statewide ticket with today's announcement that on Monday GOP leaders will formally unveil businessman Steve Kim as their candidate for attorney general. Kim served a fellowship in Gov. Jim Edgar's administration and went on to work in international trade relations in state government. He ...
Businessman to run for attorney general for GOP (Chicago Tribune)
The Tribune's Clout Street blog reports: Illinois Republicans may have filled a critical vacancy in their statewide ticket with today's announcement that on Monday GOP leaders will formally unveil businessman Steve Kim as their candidate for attorney general.
FBI Raids Offices of Fla. Attorney-Accountant (Law.com)
The FBI has executed search warrants at the offices of high-profile accountant and attorney Lewis Freeman, who frequently is picked by judges as a court-appointed receiver or trustee for troubled companies in South Florida, sources say. Freeman and the FBI weren't talking Thursday when asked about the warrants. Legal community sources said the Miami and Plantation, Fla., offices of Lewis B ...
Attorney in Gloucester case says not so fast on paying fees and sanctions (Daily Press)
An attorney has asked a judge to throw out $171,000 in attorney fees that Gloucester County is supposed to pay, in addition to sanctions of $2,000 apiece for 40 Gloucester citizens.
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Obama emails Delhi lawyer, ex-classmate, about Nobel (Express India)
It was a surprise email for Supreme Court lawyer Surat Singh from his 'friend' US President Barack Obama, saying that he honestly did not feel that he deserved to be a Nobel laureate.
Here and Now: AZ Politics, US Attorney (KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix)
Arizona Republic editorial columnist Bob Robb joined Here and Now host Bob Robb to talk about the latest election news concerning Fife Symington's endorsement of GOP gubernatorial candidate John Munger. Newly appointed U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke discussed who and what dictates the caseload of federal prosecutors.
Obama emails Delhi lawyer, a Harvard classmate, about Nobel (rediff.com)
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U.S. Attorney appeals Endicott bond decision (Red Bluff Daily News)
The U.S. District Attorney's office is appealing a decision by Magistrate Judge Dale Drozd, which would allow Richfield businessman Thomas Endicott to be released on a $1.5 million bond, while he awaits a federal trial for six counts of transportation of a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity.
Raymond Brown, noted NJ defense lawyer who represented Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, dies at 94 (Los Angeles Times)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Raymond A. Brown, a veteran New Jersey defense lawyer whose high-profile clients included former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, has died. He was 94.
County Attorney's Office hosting check bouncing workshop (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine County Attorney’s Office is hosting a workshop free to all merchants in the County that accept checks. It is meant to help limit the risks of accepting bad checks and inform merchants of the recourse they can use to collect bounced checks.
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Lawyer: Willmar man stabbed only in self-defense (WQOW Eau Claire)
Associated Press - October 10, 2009 1:24 PM ET WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) - The lawyer of a Willmar man accused of fatally stabbing of a Ridgewater College student last year says his client was acting...
Lawyer: Willmar teen stabbed football player in self-defense (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WILLMAR, Minn. - The lawyer of a Willmar man accused of fatally stabbing of a Ridgewater College student last year says his client was acting in self-defense.
Adenhart murder trial delayed at request of suspect's new attorney (CBS Sports)
The trial of a man charged with driving drunk and killing Los Angeles pitcher Nick Adenhart has been delayed for six months at the request of his new defense attorney.
Woman allegedly harassed by lawyer lodges report (The New Straits Times)
KUANTAN: A 55-year-old housewife lodged a police report against a lawyer recently for allegedly using two men to intimidate and humiliate her into settling a debt.
Woman allegedly harassed by lawyer lodges report (MalaysiaNews.net)
By T.N. Alagesh KUANTAN: A 55-year-old housewife lodged a police report against a lawyer recently for allegedly using two men to intimidate and humiliate her into settling a debt.Normah Harun from Ta...
Obama did not send any exclusive email to Delhi lawyer, ex-classmate, about Nobel as reported by Indian media – it was ... (India Daily)
Indian media reported that - It was a surprise email for Supreme Court lawyer Surat Singh from his ‘friend’ US President Barack Obama, saying that he honestly did not feel that he deserved to be a Nobel laureate.
Lawyer eyed by feds in corruption investigation of Bronx public administrator's office (New York Daily News)
A longtime lawyer for the office that oversees estates of Bronx residents who die without wills is under investigation for using them as his personal ATMs, the Daily News has learned.
Disgraced lawyer's wife won't help him (Main Line Suburban Life)
WEST CHESTER — A Chester County prosecutor Monday had harsh words for the wife of a lawyer who stole from his clients so the couple could pursue a life of ease and splendor.
Grafton gets new attorney (Northwest Herald)
HUNTLEY – More than a month after the Grafton Township Board’s former attorney resigned, the board now is with counsel.
Defense lawyer argues fatal crash not murder (The Sacramento Bee)
Tyrone Adam Palmer did it, his lawyer conceded -- he chased down a car full of teenage girls and pro
Lawyer: 1975 AIM slaying appeals hearing unwarranted (Rapid City Journal)
The South Dakota defense lawyer for a Canadian man charged with killing a woman in 1975 says a rehearing before a full appeals court is not warranted because prosecutors have repeatedly lost their argument.
Attorney leads pursuit in Escondido (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The San Diego Chargers held training camp in Escondido from 1964 to 1968 at a Travelodge east of Interstate 15. So it's easy for local land-use attorney Dave Ferguson to imagine the team playing in a new stadium in the same general area.
Former U.S. attorney gets state judgeship (Salem Statesman Journal)
Former U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut is the newest Multnomah County circuit judge.
County Attorney's Office hosting check bouncing workshop (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine County Attorney’s Office is hosting a workshop free to all merchants in the County that accept checks. It is meant to help limit the risks of accepting bad checks and inform merchants of the recourse they can use to collect bounced checks.
Attorney Found Guitly (News Channel 12 New Bern)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ An attorney has been convicted of trying to hide money from the IRS by divvying up large cash deposits into amounts that avoided federal alerts. Defense attorney Johnny Gaskins was found guilty Friday of dividing $355,000 into deposits of less than $10,000 each.