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Alabama attorney general warns Prichard, Chickasaw: Electronic bingo is illegal (Mobile Press-Register)
MOBILE, Ala. -- In letters that surprised local municipal leaders, Attorney General Troy King has sternly warned the mayors of Prichard and Chickasaw that he is prepared to arrest anyone who tries to operate electronic bingo.
Director Polanski feels depressed in jail: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Director Roman Polanski is feeling depressed two weeks after his arrest in Switzerland to face U.S. extradition for a 1977 case involving the rape of a 13-year-old girl, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Sunday.
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.
Gay Jewish attorney nominated Kiwi envoy (JTA)
SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – An openly gay Jewish attorney has been nominated by Barack Obama as America’s new ambassador to New Zealand. David Huebner, 49, who is currently based in Shanghai, is Obama’s first gay appointment, and the third openly gay ambassador in American history.
Reeves: Reliance on a non-attorney can hurt you (Sun Star)
WHEN someone needs legal assistance, he usually approaches an attorney. Once he has decided to hire a particular attorney, he places all his trust in that lawyer. read more
China puts its stamp on Edison lawyer's career (MyCentralJersey.com)
Edison lawyer Zhiyu "Jimmy" Hu never expected to see his face on a postage stamp.
Polanski depressed - lawyer (News 24 South Africa)
Roman Polanski, arrested in Switzerland to face US extradition for a 1977 case involving the rape of a 13-year-old girl, is depressed, his lawyer says.
Some Polanski support 'counter-productive': director's lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Roman Polanski realises that some of the support he got in his battle against US child sex charges was "counter-productive", his lawyer said Sunday, adding he was worried about the detained director's health.
Fla. Democrats hear Aronberg, Gelber in debate for attorney general's office (Sun-Sentinel)
ORLANDO -- Democrats looking for a front-runner in the first debate of the Florida attorney general's race saw two polished politicians take light digs at each other Sunday while seeking a unified front against the Republican Party.
Murder trial delayed over ailing attorney (The Des Moines Register)
Burlington, Ia. - The trial of a Burlington man accused of killing his ex-wife and setting her house on fire last winter has been delayed because his defense attorney is ill.
Billig back as Monticello attorney (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
MONTICELLO – Three village trustees have reinstalled Jacob Billig as the village attorney, the Times Herald-Record has learned.
Haleigh Cummings' father doubts Misty has revealed everything, attorney says (Orlando Sentinel)
The attorney for Ronald Cummings appeared on 'The Early Show' this morning. Ronald Cummings, whose daughter vanished from their home in Putnam County in February, still stands behind the last person to see Haleigh Cummings, his attorney said on national television this morning.
Kobad Ghandy's lawyer allowed during interrogation (Calcutta News)
A city court Monday allowed the plea of Kobad Ghandy, the arrested leader of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), to have his lawyer present during his police interrogation but stipulated he has to be at a 'considerable distance'.
Haleighs Fathers Lawyer Makes TV Appearance (WFTV 9 Orlando)
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- The lawyer for the father of missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings made an appearance on national television. Ronald Cummings was scheduled to be on CBS's "The Early Show" Monday morning, but didn't make it because his son was sick.
Misty Croslin Cummings' attorney steps away from case (The Gainesville Sun)
By Karen Voyles Staff writer The attorney who has represented Misty Croslin Cummings has stepped away from the case.
Lawyer: Polanski is depressed, dejected (UPI)
ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Roman Polanski's lawyer says the French-born filmmaker appears depressed after spending two weeks in a Swiss prison.
`Courage' by driver: lawyer (The Advocate)
AN 18-YEAR-OLD driver involved in a fatal crash that killed two of his friends has shown "great courage", according to his lawyer. Robert James Maskell, of Preston, fell asleep while driving Ulverstone sportsmen Bryce Gleeson, 15, and Kaidan How, 17, to Bicheno on April 5.
Lawyer: Polanski Feels Depressed in Jail (TV Guide)
Roman Polanski feels tired and depressed as he enters his third week in a Zurich prison, his lawyer says. After visiting Polanski, attorney Herve Temime told two Swiss newspapers that the 76-year-old filmmaker appeared to be ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Roman Polanski
Thieves take weapons, rob home of assistant district attorney (The Augusta Chronicle)
Thieves stole several firearms from the home and car of a Richmond County assistant district attorney sometime between Saturday and Sunday.
Local attorney shares knowledge of renting property in new book (The Argus-Press)
OWOSSO - Local attorney Thomas E. Moorhead has taken his 35 years of experience handling cases for landlords and property managers and compiled it into a published work at a time when he says it is needed the most.
Attorney: Ron Cummings Doubts Wife's Story (WESH 2 Orlando)
The search for missing Florida girl Haleigh Cummings is getting national attention again as the attorney representing Ron Cummings, the girl's father, appeared on the "CBS Early Show."
Top German Court Receives Request From Demjanjuk Lawyer to Block Trial (FOX 8 Cleveland)
Germany's highest court says it has received an appeal from John Demjanjuk's lawyer seeking to block the 89-year-old's trial.
Attorney plans to sue DOA (Pacific Daily News)
The government of Guam could face another lawsuit for allegedly breaching an agreement to pay the interest owed on the cost-of-living allowance class lawsuit, said the attorney representing those retirees.
Attorney general: 911 calls available to public (Local 12 Cincinnati)
The attorney general has concluded that the Whitley County 911 dispatching center violated the Kentucky open records act by refusing to publicly release 911 calls.
Lawyer’s Suit Alleges Prayer For His Death (Baltimore Jewish Times)
The founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is suing a Dallas-based religious organization for praying for his demise. Mikey Weinstein, a former military lawyer who is Jewish, is suing the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Lawyer: Polanski Feels Depressed in Jail (seattlepi.com)
Roman Polanski feels tired and depressed as he enters his third week in a Zurich prison, his lawyer says. After visiting Polanski, attorney Herve Temime told two Swiss newspapers that the 76-year-old filmmaker appeared to be "very dejected" and "was ...
Polanski feels depressed in jail: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Director Roman Polanski is feeling depressed two weeks after his arrest in Switzerland to face U.S. extradition for a 1977 case involving the rape of a 13-year-old girl, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Kim announces run for Illinois attorney general (Chicago Tribune)
Republican leaders formally unveiled suburban businessman Steve Kim today as their candidate for attorney general. Kim, the first Asian-American GOP candidate to run for statewide office in Illinois, said at the Korean-American Association of Chicago that he understands both legislative procedures and the "mechanisms" of the business community and the overall economy of the state.
Lawyer in peers' hot seat as ads stir Kenmore furor (The Buffalo News)
A lawyer running for Kenmore village justice has been told by a peer group to publicly disavow controversial campaign advertisements about which he claims ignorance.
Bank Leumi Employee, Lawyer Violated Law, Finma Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- An employee of Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd. ’s Geneva unit and a lawyer for the bank and some of its clients unlawfully provided false information to the Swiss financial regulator, the agency said.
American father mistreated in Japanese jail, attorney says (CNN)
An American father jailed in Tokyo has been harshly treated, his attorney said Monday, while Japanese authorities said he is getting "special" treatment.
Man 'posed as top lawyer to con women' (Daily Telegraph)
A conman Paul Bint posed as the UK's top lawyer Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer to ''worm'' his way into the affections of women and pocket their property a court hears.
SC court: Lawyer Joel Bieber shouldn't be disciplined for ads (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:31 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:31 a.m. GREENVILLE — The South Carolina Supreme Court has dismissed disciplinary charges against a lawyer once accused of making misleading promises in his ads.
Attorney Orly Taitz sanctioned $20,000 by U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
In an order today, California attorney Orly Taitz has been sanctioned $20,000 by U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land — double the amount he said he was considering.
Lawyer: Polanski feels depressed in jail (KIVI Boise)
Roman Polanski feels tired and depressed as he enters his third week in a Zurich prison, his lawyer says.
Wallace dropped from U.S. attorney nomination consideration (Tulsa World)
The White House abruptly has ended the vetting process for Rob Wallace to be the next U.S. attorney in Oklahoma's Eastern District, the Tulsa World learned Tuesday.
Misty Cummings' Attorney Steps Down (Local 6 Orlando)
The attorney representing Misty Cummings, the stepmother of missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings, steps down following her appearance on CBS' "The Early Show."
Gandhy interrogated in presence of lawyer (Press Trust of India)
New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Following a court directive, top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy was interrogated this evening in the presence of his lawyer at the Special Cell police station here.
Lawyer's Unemployment Benefits Yanked Over Blog (ABC News)
N.Y. Labor Dept. stopped unemployed lawyer's benefits over $1 revenue from blog.
Bank of America’s Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege (New York Times)
The office of New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has released the letter, by Bank of America outside counsel Lewis Liman at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton . In it, Mr. Liman outlines what information his client will be releasing to Mr. Cuomo and other regulators, including the nonpublic disclosure statement attached to the public merger proxy.
Gandhy interrogated in presence of lawyer (rediff.com)
Following a court directive, top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy was interrogated this evening in the presence of his lawyer at the special cell police station in New Delhi.
Manitoba girl beaten to death may have seen basement as refuge: lawyer (Times & Transcript)
A lawyer says a five-year-old Manitoba girl who died after a brutal beating in the family's basement actually may have sought refuge there.
Ahumada's attorney: 'The mayor made a mistake' (The Brownsville Herald)
The attorney for Brownsville Mayor Pat M. Ahumada Jr. contends that the deposit of a city-issued check in the mayor’s bank account had been an "innocent mistake" on Ahumada’s part.
Attorney General Reaches 1,000 Schools with CyberSafety Message (WCTV Tallahassee)
Attorney General Bill McCollum announced his CyberSafety Education program has reached over 1,000 Florida schools.
Newark municipal attorney admits trying to coerce $750K from boss (The Star-Ledger)
NEWARK -- A Newark municipal attorney has pleaded guilty to trying to coerce $750,000 from his boss and a promotion, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced today. Neal Braunstein, 40, admitted to threatening his boss, Julien Neals, the city corporation...
Greenlee's attorney alleges jury misconduct (Park Hills Daily Journal)
FARMINGTON — The attorney who defended Richard Greenlee at two separate trials for the same offense is now alleging jury misconduct in an effort to get a new trial.
D.C. sniper's attorney seeks clemency from Virginia governor (CNN)
An attorney for convicted Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad, who is scheduled to be executed November 10, will seek clemency from Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine on October 22.
Lawyer says Jon Gosselin ordered to return $180K (AP via Yahoo! News)
Jon Gosselin has been ordered to return $180,000 in marital funds by Oct. 26, according to a lawyer for his estranged wife. Kate Gosselin, meanwhile, must provide an accounting of past expenses by the same date, lawyer Mark Momjian said. And an arbitrator will review another $55,000 she says she spent on household and child-related expenses.
Federal Judge Sanctions 'Birther' Lawyer for 'Frivolous' Suit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal district court judge in Georgia has issued a $20,000 sanction for misconduct in a case involving California lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz, a leader of the "birther" movement whose members have challenged President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship.
Kate's lawyer says Jon must pay her (Chicago Sun-Times)
A lawyer for reality TV star Kate Gosselin says her estranged husband Jon has been ordered to return $180,000 in marital funds. The divorcing stars of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8" appeared briefly in family court Tuesday in the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown. Kate Gosselin says her husband took $230,000 from a joint account. Her lawyer, Mark Momjian, says an arbitrator will review another ...