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Attorney: Jackson's doctor returning to work (KVBC Las Vegas)
Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to return to work at his Houston medical clinic for the first time since before the pop star's death. An attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray says the cardiologist plans to resume office hours on Monday at Armstrong Medical Clinic.
Local lawyer led changes on state's attorney rules (Belleville News-Democrat)
Metro-east attorney John Kujawski is wrapping up his tenure serving on the board that regulates Illinois attorneys. He recently sat down with business reporter Will Buss and reflected on the time he has served and the impact the board has left on the state's legal society.
US attorney confirmed for SW Alabama (NBC 13 Birmingham)
A University of Alabama alumnus who has been working for the U.S. House ethics committee is the new U.S. attorney for southwest Alabama
Attorney general seeks execution dates for 3 (WKYT Lexington)
Attorney General Jack Conway is asking that execution dates be set for three convicted murders on Kentucky's death row.
Attorney: Gosselin divorce could be finalized soon (Newsday)
Attorney calls Gosselin mediation a success, says divorce could be finalized by end of year
US details assets seized from Fla. lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
A sports car worth nearly $2 million, an 87-foot yacht and a guitar collection worth as much as $20,000 were among the assets seized from a South Florida lawyer suspected of operating a massive fraud scheme, according to a court filing Monday. Proceeds from... Florida - Lawyer - Fraud - United States - Sport
US details assets seized from Fla. lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A sports car worth nearly $2 million, an 87-foot yacht and a guitar collection worth as much as $20,000 were among the assets seized from a South Florida lawyer suspected of operating a massive fraud scheme, according to a court filing Monday.
Attorney: Gosselin divorce could be finalized soon (AP via Yahoo! News)
Jon Gosselin offered his estranged wife a bouquet of red roses at their divorce arbitration hearing over the weekend. She evidently turned them down. Despite the snub, the marathon session went so well that the feuding stars of "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" could be divorced by the end of the year, his attorney said Monday.
US details assets seized from Fla. lawyer (Boston Herald)
MIAMI - A sports car worth nearly $2 million, an 87-foot (26.5-meter) yacht and a guitar collection worth as much as $20,000 were among the assets seized from a U.S. lawyer...
Attorney General Anne Milgram set rules to police stun-gun use (The Star-Ledger)
APA Taser X26 stun gunTRENTON -- Police officers in New Jersey can use stun guns under limited circumstances, according to rules issued by Attorney General Anne Milgram. Milgram said trained officers can use them on armed, emotionally disturbed persons who...
New attorney for woman involved in alleged murder-for-hire (Stevens Point Journal)
A woman accused of being involved in an alleged murder-for-hire will get a new attorney, Portage County District Attorney Tom Eagon said Monday. Carla Glodowski, 44, faces a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide as party to the crime in the November 2008 shooting of her husband, James Glodowski. Eagon said no reasons were given for wanting a new attorney and the court warned her ...
Marriage proposals for French bank heist hero: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A suspected bank robber may not be most girls' idea of Mr Right, but women are proposing marriage to a jailed French van driver accused of stealing million of euros, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: UCLA's Dragovic will plead not guilty (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
A lawyer for UCLA starter Nikola Dragovic (DRAH-go-vich) says his client will plead not guilty in an assault case that led to his suspension. Dragovic and a friend were arrested last week on a felony warrant charging them in an October incident in which the basketball player allegedly knocked a man into a glass display case at a Hollywood concert.
Lawyer: 9/11 suspect to plead not guilty, argue attacks justified (CNN)
At least one -- and possibly all five -- of the detainees with alleged ties to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will plead not guilty in a "justification defense," arguing the attacks were responses to American foreign policy, according to a lawyer who met with one of the defendants.
Malaysia charges Japan woman over drugs: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Japanese woman will be charged in a Malaysian court on Wednesday with drug trafficking, and faces the death penalty if found guilty, according to her lawyer.
Council approves bonus to attorney (The Charlotte Observer)
The Charlotte City Council voted Monday night to give City Attorney Mac McCarley a $15,000 bonus - a controversial decision that comes in a year when city employees aren't receiving bonuses.
Medvedev orders probe of lawyer's prison death (AFP via Yahoo! News)
President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a probe of the death in prison of a lawyer who represented an investment firm involved in a tax investigation, Russian news agencies said Tuesday.
Medvedev orders probe into lawyer's prison death (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered a high-level probe into the recent prison death of a lawyer who fought for greater transparency in Russian business.
Russia Opens Criminal Case Into Hermitage Lawyer’s Prison Death (Bloomberg)
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Russian investigators opened a criminal case into the death of a lawyer who represented Hermitage Capital Management, the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General’s Office said.
Medvedev Orders Probe Into Hermitage Lawyer’s Death, RIA Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the Justice Ministry and Prosecutor General’s Office to investigate the death of the Hermitage Capital Management lawyer who died in a Moscow prison last week, RIA Novosti reported, citing Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova.
Russia to Investigate Fund Lawyer’s Death (New York Times)
Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev ordered on Tuesday an investigation into the sudden death of a jailed equity fund lawyer who was a leading witness in a tax fraud battle.
Attorney: Gosselin divorce could be finalized soon (AP via Yahoo! News)
Jon Gosselin offered his estranged wife a bouquet of red roses at their divorce arbitration hearing over the weekend. She evidently turned them down. Despite the snub, the marathon session went so well that the feuding stars of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" could be divorced by the end of the year, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney General's office to announce arrests in steroid ring operating in midstate, Lehigh Valleyt areas (The Patriot-News)
Attorney General Tom Corbett will announce at a morning press conference today the results of a two-year investigation into an operation responsible for bringing over $170,000 worth of steroids into the state from Mexico and China.
Russia to Probe Lawyer’s Prison Death After Medvedev Intervenes (Bloomberg)
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Russian prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into the death of an imprisoned lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management after President Dmitry Medvedev demanded action.
Texas Trial Attorney Was Speeding Before Deadly SUV Crash (KWTX-TV Waco)
Texas trial attorney John O’Quinn was driving at twice the speed limit before the SUV crash that claimed his life.
Attorney general offers guide to recalled products (KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is releasing her third "safe shopping guide" to help parents steer clear of children's products that have been recalled.
Attorney: Judge abused discretion in McLean probation (Knoxville News Sentinel)
KNOXVILLE - The defense attorney for a husband who escaped serious murder charges in the shooting death of his wife's student lover today tried to convince an appellate court to let him escape a lengthy probationary term.Attorney Bruce Poston argued before the state Court of Criminal Appeals that Knox County Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz "abused her discretion" in sentencing decisions in the case of ...
Indiana Attorney General challenges businesses (FOX 28 South Bend)
Attention all corporation in Northern Indiana, your help is needed. That's the announcement from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. He is asking businesses to make financial contributions to Feeding
Attorney in Sacred Heart lacrosse rape case denies allegations (Sports Illustrated)
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- The attorney for a Sacred Heart University lacrosse player charged with helping two teammates sexually assault a woman says the accusations are a gross exaggeration of alcohol-fueled hijinks.
Tonight at 6 pm: Charlotte council gives huge bonus to city attorney (WBTV Charlotte)
The Charlotte City Council voted Monday night for another bonus for a boss.  City employees won't receive merit-based bonuses, but Charlotte's top attorney will get an additional $15,000.
SC gov's lawyer says impeachment standard not met (AP via Yahoo! News)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's lawyer says the events surrounding the Republican's June absence from the state to meet with an Argentine lover don't warrant impeachment.
Barghouti on List to Be Freed for Shalit, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti is on a list of prisoners that the Hamas group has demanded be freed in exchange for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit , his lawyer Khader Shkirat said today.
Denver city attorney's office questions plan to give data to Ethics Board (Denver Post)
A push to allow the Denver Ethics Board to review how city employees are disciplined for ethical misconduct has stalled over objections from the city attorney's office.
Barghouti on List to Be Freed for Shalit, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti is on a list of prisoners that the Hamas group has demanded be freed in exchange for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit , his lawyer Khader Shkirat said.
Pakistan charges seven over Mumbai attacks: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Pakistani court on Wednesday charged seven suspects in connection with the Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people one year ago, a defence lawyer said.
Lawyer for Mich. money manager also in hot water (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who is representing a Michigan money manager accused of fraud has his own legal problems.
Lawyer for Mich. money manager also in hot water (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer who is representing a Michigan money manager accused of fraud has his own legal problems. Gregory Bartko was indicted this month in Raleigh, N.C., on charges of fraud, conspiracy and making false statements.
Defense attorney pulls out grenade in courtroom (The Kansas City Star)
The Reno County Sheriff's Office is investigating the actions of a defense attorney who pulled out a hand grenade in court, pulled the pin and sat it on the prosecutor's table.
International human-rights lawyer seeking Canadian support for multiple causes (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA - An international human-rights lawyer is quietly trying to enlist Canadian political and diplomatic clout in support of causes ranging from a jailed Russian billionaire to a Singapore politician.
Idaho attorney general gets tough on foreclosure rescue fraud (KTVB Boise)
BOISE -- Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is teaming with federal regulators and 26 other states to get tough on foreclosure rescue fraud. The states and Federal Trade Commission are joining forces in Operation Stolen Hope, a nationwide program that combines law enforcement and public education. Wasden says complaints this year about companies offering mortgage modification services are ...
Assistant U.S. attorney named judge in Hastings (MinnPost)
Erica H. MacDonald, an assistant U.S. attorney in Minneapolis, has been named a judge in Hastings. Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed her to the First District bench to replace Judge Leslie Metzen, who retired last spring.
Minneapolis attorney Lynne Torgerson to challenge Congressman Ellison (MinnPost)
Minneapolis attorney Lynne Torgerson has filed paperwork to run for Congress in the 5th District against incumbent Keith Ellison.
Idaho Attorney General joins fight with states, federal government on foreclosure fraud (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is teaming with federal regulators and 26 other states to get tough on foreclosure rescue fraud.
Two Monett residents indicted in meth case, U.S. Attorney says (The Springfield News-Leader)
Two Monett residents have been indicted for distributing methamphetamine in Barry County, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Attorney general alleges mortgage fraud (Daily Herald)
Joining in a national crackdown on mortgage fraud, the Illinois attorney general has announced lawsuits against three mortgage companies, two of them with offices in the Northwest suburbs, claiming the companies preyed on customers with financial difficulties.
Defense Attorney Pulls Grenade Out In Court (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
The Reno County Sheriffs Office is investigating a defense attorney who pulled the pin out of a hand grenade in court this week.
AIG Derivatives Staff May Depart Over Bonuses, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc. employees unwinding the insurer’s derivatives may leave in March if they don’t get their promised retention bonuses, said a lawyer representing some of the workers.
Russian ministry: lawyer was fine before death (AP via Yahoo! News)
Russian investigators have defended their treatment of a lawyer whose death in a Moscow prison last week has prompted deep concern and criticism.
US drops charges against Fla. lawyer in drug case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Justice Department is dropping all charges against a prominent Florida lawyer in a drug money-laundering case.
DIY Botox Seller Busted by Texas Attorney General (Wired News)
A website that offered a Botox variant — and videos on how to inject it into your face — has been shut down by the Texas attorney general. The actions come following a Wired.com investigation of the site, discountmedspa.com.