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Attorney: Many MSU football players in altercation (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
The attorney for one of the students reportedly injured in an altercation Sunday night at a Michigan State residence hall released a statement Friday about her client, Brent Mitchell.
Democrats split over choice for Snohomish County prosecuting attorney (Everett Herald)
EVERETT — A political tussle between two Democrats vying to be interim Snohomish County prosecuting attorney has exposed fissures in their party and surprised some onlookers for its ferocity.
Valley attorney goes high tech and clients save money (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The attorney uses Skype for consultations, allowing clients to pay less and still have a face to face meeting.
Waterlow's lawyer fears for his welfare (Sky News Australia)
The lawyer representing Antony Waterlow, the man accused of murdering his sister and father, has said he fears for his client's welfare in custody.
Attorney in kidnapping case wins temporary stay (CBS 47 Fresno)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for kidnapping suspect Nancy Garrido says he has won a stay delaying a lower court's order ousting him from the case. Placerville defense attorney Gilbert Maines said on his Web site Friday that he had won a stay from the 3rd District Court of Appeal after seeking a delay in the case. Maines disputes the alleged conflict of interest that led El Dorado County ...
Student's attorney: MSU football players involved in altercation (Detroit News)
The attorney for an MSU student claims up to 20 of the school's football players were involved in an on-campus altercation Sunday that injured her client and sent him to a Lansing hospital.
Attorney general urges consumers to exercise caution (Lebanon Daily News)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett is urging consumers to take care during the holidays to avoid common problems.
Scholarship named after S'pore lawyer (AsiaOne)
THE National University of Singapore's law faculty has set up a scholarship in memory of lawyer Lo Hwei Yen, exactly one year after she was killed in last year's Mumbai terror attacks.
Attorney for Jaycee Dugard suspect Nancy Garrido says court will keep him on case for now (Reno Gazette-Journal)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for kidnapping suspect Nancy Garrido says he has won a stay delaying a lower court’s order ousting him from the case.
SC gov's lawyer: four private flights unreported (WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence)
Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 12:16 a.m. (AP) -- COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Mark Sanford's lawyer has told the South Carolina Ethics Commission that required disclosures weren't filed on four of 61 flights investigators questioned as part of their investigation of the governor's travel and campaign finance practices.
S.C. gov's lawyer: 4 private flights unreported (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Mark Sanford's lawyer told the State Ethics Commission required disclosures weren't filed on four of 61 flights investigators questioned as part of a wide-ranging probe of travel and campaign finance practices.
Suspended Hartford lawyer hasn’t made come-back bid (Journal Inquirer)
When Hartford lawyer Joseph A. Moniz agreed to suspension of his Connecticut license to practice law in February, his lawyer wrote letters to federal court clerks notifying them of the suspension and saying Moniz might apply for reinstatement in as little as two weeks.
Democrats split over choice for Snohomish County prosecuting attorney (Everett Herald)
EVERETT — A political tussle between two Democrats vying to be interim Snohomish County prosecuting attorney has exposed fissures in their party and surprised some onlookers for its ferocity.
Local attorney named Trial Lawyer of the Year (The Beach Reporter)
Hermosa Beach lawyer Albro Lundy is trying to make California safer, one trial at a time. Albro, a partner in the law firm Baker, Burton and Lundy, was recently named 2009 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Departing city attorney recalls complex cases (Bloomington Sun-Current)
As he prepares for the next phase of his life, Bloomington officials have glowing praise for City Attorney David Ornstein. "He's just a wonderful person to work with, said City Manager Mark Bernhardson. "He's bright, energetic and has a great sense of humor.
Lawyer sues, says library wrong to kick him out (The Sandusky Register)
SANDUSKY A Sandusky lawyer who was asked to leave the library after complaining about its patrons is suing the library, the city and two police officers.
Temple City officials near to hiring a permanent city attorney (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
The search for a city attorney has narrowed to one, according to officials.
Salem Township officials fire longtime attorney in controversial vote (The Ann Arbor News)
Salem Township officials fired long-time attorney Doug Winters in a controversial vote that opponents dubbed a political power play. The 4-3 vote at a special meeting Tuesday followed a sometimes spirited discussion about proper bidding and hiring practices. The meeting......
Lawyer sues 'deadbeat' pol (New York Post)
City Councilman Larry Seabrook is struggling to repay legal fees racked up during 2003 and '05 Campaign Finance Board audits, according to a suit filed by his former lawyer. The Bronx Democrat hired Laurence Laufer to defend him after The Post rev...
Columbia lawyer Mallory Mayse combines law and sports (Columbia Missourian)
In a high school football game against the Cameron Dragons in the 1960s, a South Harrison guard came running in from the sidelines. When he reached the huddle, he told his teammates the play relayed from the coach: “screen pass left and throw it out of bounds.” In the huddle stood South Harrison center Mallory Mayse, now a Columbia lawyer. He and the rest of his teammates became befuddled. They ...
Lakhvi's charges to be challenged in Lahore HC: lawyer (rediff.com)
The indictment of Lashkar-e-Tayiba leader Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects by a Pakistani anti-terror court for planning and helping execute the Mumbai attacks will be challenged in the Lahore high court, as authorities have no solid evidence against them, the militant commander's lawyer said 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.
Feds Drop Money-Laundering Case Against Miami Attorney (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
When federal prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday in its money-laundering case against prominent Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two co-defendants, the Justice Department left in its tracks a string of courtroom failures.
Mumbai suspect's lawyer is sacked (BBC News)
The lawyer for the main suspect in the 2008 Mumbai attacks trial is removed from the case for delaying proceedings.
Mumbai attack suspect's lawyer removed (UPI)
MUMBAI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An Indian trial court Monday removed the lawyer for the suspect in last year's Mumbai terror attacks, saying he was not cooperating with the court.
Defense lawyer for Mumbai attack accused dismissed (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the lone surviving gunman accused of the Mumbai attacks was removed from the case on Monday for non-cooperation, days after the country marked the first anniversary of the three-day siege that killed 166 people.
Lawyer for ex-boyfriend calls Knox 'imprudent' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the former boyfriend of Amanda Knox painted the U.S. coed as naive, spontaneous and imprudent as she argued Monday that both Knox and her lover were innocent in the slaying of the American's British roommate.
S.C. Attorney General Discussing Guantanamo Detainees At Navy Brig (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is visiting a Navy brig in the Charleston area that could hold Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Lawyer: Alleged killer Knox ‘naive, imprudent’ (MSNBC)
A lawyer for the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox painted the U.S. coed as naive, spontaneous and imprudent as she argued that both Knox and her lover were innocent of murder.
Demjanjuk Victim of Double Standard, Lawyer Says in Nazi Case (Bloomberg)
Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- John Demjanjuk’s lawyer told a German court that the 89-year-old is the victim of a double standard that allowed prosecutors to bring Holocaust-related charges to trial.
Nick Bollea in minor wreck on L.A. freeway, attorney says (The Tampa Tribune)
Nick Bollea, who is on probation following a 2007 wreck that left a passenger with permanent brain damage, was in a minor wreck Saturday night in Los Angeles, Bollea's attorney said this morning.
Demjanjuk Is a Victim of Double Standard, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- John Demjanjuk’s lawyer told a German court that the 89-year-old is the victim of a double standard that allowed prosecutors to charge him in the country’s most prominent Holocaust-related trial in decades.
3 finalists named for Scottsdale city attorney (The Arizona Republic)
Candidates for Scottsdale's next city attorney include Surprise's current municipal lawyer and the former deputy city attorney for Glendale, as well as Scottsdale Deputy City Attorney Bruce Washburn.
Attorney for woman who was killed in Burlingame says suspect is a misogynist (49 ABC News Topeka)
The divorce attorney for a woman whose husband is accused of killing her and the couple’s two daughters says he had no interest in the two girls and wanted only to see the couple’s son.
Texas Attorney General takes on "deceptive" shopping Web sites (KEYE TV Austin)
The Texas Attorney General’s Office Monday charged several "price-comparison" Web sites with unlawfully misleading online shoppers about the quality of certain Internet merchants.
Attorney General Abbott Charges Price-Comparision Web Sites With Misleading Shoppers, Taking Payments for Higher Ratings (High Plains Observer)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged several “price-comparison” Web sites with unlawfully misleading online shoppers about the quality of certain Internet merchants.
Attorney General's office warns of increased identity theft during the holiday season (The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press)
In lieu of holiday greeting cards, the New York State Attorney General’s office is sending out another kind of message this season: Protect your identity.
Demjanjuk lawyer denounces trial (BBC News)
A lawyer for John Demjanjuk, on trial in Germany for mass murder at a Nazi death camp, accuses prosecutors of double standards.
US goes after Fla. lawyer's RI, NY properties (AP via Yahoo! News)
Federal authorities are seizing two Rhode Island mansions and a New York City apartment from a Florida lawyer accused of masterminding a $1 billion fraud scheme.
Attorney general, the state Department of Consumer Protection sue CVS pharmacies for alleged sale of expired foods ... (Wilton Bulletin)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced he is suing CVS Pharmacy, Inc. for allegedly selling food, beverages and over the counter medications past their expiration dates at 20 or more of its Connecticut stores.
Lawyer alleges brutality in sobriety checkpoint death (Boston Herald)
NORTH ANDOVER- A lawyer for the family of a Worcester man who died in police custody after his arrest at a sobriety checkpoint says officers beat him. Attorney Frances...
Attorney Discusses Plagiarism Lawsuit Against 'Hartford Courant' (Editor & Publisher)
NEW YORK The attorney for the Connecticut newspaper that is suing the Hartford Courant alleging 11 different acts of plagiarism says the lawsuit could set a precedent for monetary awards in the future for such acts.