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Attorney barred from practicing in federal court (The Salt Lake Tribune)
A federal magistrate has barred a California attorney from practicing in U.S. District Court in Utah for three years and disqualified him and his law firm from participating in an ongoing trade secrets case.
Fired Arnold attorney pushes back (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ARNOLD — Bob Sweeney has been fired as the city attorney, but he isn't going quietly. The City Council voted 5-3 last week to fire Sweeney, the city's attorney for about 17 years.
EMTs never saw dying pregnant woman Eutisha Revee Rennix, says lawyer (New York Daily News)
The two paramedics accused of coldly denying help to a dying pregnant woman never even saw the stricken victim, their lawyer claimed Thursday.
Lawyer: China dissident sentenced to 11 years (CNN)
Prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for his role in the Tiananmen Square protest, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a separate subversion case, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer defends EMTs in pregnant woman's death (Denver Post)
The emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman were never asked to examine her or told the extent of her condition, their lawyer said Thursday.
Hochul gains U.S. attorney nomination (The Buffalo News)
William J. Hochul Jr., a career federal prosecutor who handled the Lackawanna Six case and other high-profile criminal prosecutions, has been nominated by President Obama to be the next U.S. attorney for Western New York.
Lawyer 'Bern'ed in divorce (New York Post)
A Manhattan lawyer has lost a bid to get his ex-wife to share in his Bernard Madoff losses. Steven Simkin sued ex Laura Blank earlier this year, contending she'd made out much better than him in their 2006 divorce deal because of a "mutual mistake...
Ore. attorney general victim of car prowler (The World)
PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon attorney general John Kroger has become the victim of a car prowl with a briefcase containing official items stolen.
Attorney firing will delay murder trial (San Mateo Daily Journal)
The teenager charged, along with another man, in a fatal shooting during a drug-related robbery, fired his attorney Thursday which will likely postpone the murder trial currently set for next month, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Blago's lawyer moving sensitive files to new spot (Chicago Sun-Times)
A trove of evidence in the case of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be moved to a new location after hardware was stolen from his lawyer's office several weeks ago."We will be moving it -- to where, we don't know yet, but we'll be moving it," said Sam Adam Jr., one of Blagojevich's lawyers.Computers, documents and hundreds of hours of recorded conversations in the case are stored in Adam's South ...
Veteran prosecutor in northern Indiana picked for U.S. attorney :David Capp, interim holder of the post, selected by ... (South Bend Tribune)
HAMMOND (AP) -- President Barack Obama has chosen the interim U.S. attorney for northern Indiana to remain the district's top federal 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.
Attorney hot-button at supervisors (The Algona Upper Des Moines)
ALGONA— A packed room was the sight for revisiting the idea of taking the Kossuth County District Attorney from full-time to part-time. Members of various courthouse departments were in attendance to voice their opinions on the matter at the meeting.
Obama picks Charlotte attorney for prosecutor spot (News 14 Carolina)
On Thursday, President Obama named former assistant U.S. attorney, Anne Tompkins, to serve as the chief federal prosecutor in North Carolina's western district.
Graham drops out of race for attorney general (Brainerd Dispatch)
John Remington "Jack" Graham has officially withdrawn his candidacy for Minnesota attorney general.
Prominent city lawyer dies at age of 47 (Ancaster News)
Prominent lawyer and Hamilton Police Services Board member Karen Cimba-Zabel had died.
Justice Ministry pays compensation to missing lawyer Somchai's wife (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Justice Ministry Friday paid a rehabilitation sum to the wife of missing lawyer Somchai Neelapaichit. Justice Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga chaired the ceremony to pay rehabilitation sums to six families of victims of violence.
Judge: NY lawyer can't reverse divorce settlement to recover millions lost in Madoff scheme (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - A judge says a prominent New York City lawyer can't recover money he paid in a divorce agreement when he believed he and his ex-wife had millions of dollars invested with Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf).
Veteran prosecutor named U.S. attorney for northern Indiana (The Indianapolis Star)
HAMMOND, Ind. -- President Barack Obama has chosen the interim U.S. attorney for Northern Indiana to remain the district's top federal prosecutor.
L.A. attorney confirmed for federal judgeship (Los Angeles Times)
Dolly Gee, nominated by President Obama, is the first Chinese American woman to serve as a U.S. District Court judge. She had been nominated by President Clinton 10 years ago but was not confirmed. Ten years ago, Los Angeles attorney Dolly Gee was nominated by President Clinton to serve as a United States District Court judge. But Clinton's term ended without a confirmation.
Attorney general backs proposed changes to lending act (The State Journal-Register)
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the Federal Reserve to eliminate financial incentives for loan officers and mortgage brokers to place borrowers in more expensive, higher-risk loans.    
Attorney looks back on decades of service in Solano County (The Vacaville Reporter)
After 33 years of practicing law -- 16 of them as a deputy public defender -- attorney Tom Hagler is taking a breather from dusty legal tomes, dimly lighted prison corridors and crowded courtrooms.
Tamils held in B.C. to be released, lawyer says (Toronto Star)
About 50 Tamil migrants taken into custody off B.C.'s West Coast will soon be released and allowed to settle with their families already living across Canada, says an immigration lawyer representing several of the men.
Anomaly in Ruchika's medical report: Lawyer (Calcutta News)
Lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj, who has fought Ruchika Girhotra's molestation case free of cost for the last 13 years, Saturday raised questions on the then medical report of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here.
Ruchika's family lawyer questions post-mortem report (Express India)
The lawyer of Ruchika Girhotra's family rejected the post-mortem report of the teenager which blamed her death to excessive use of slimming pills.
Ore. attorney general victim of car prowler (The World)
PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon attorney general John Kroger has become the victim of a car prowl with a briefcase containing official items stolen.
Ruchika's post-mortem report was doctored: Lawyer (rediff.com)
The lawyer of Ruchika Girhotra's family on Saturday rejected the post-mortem report of the teenager, which blamed her death on the excessive use of slimming pills. "The report very clearly mentions slimming pills as the reason behind the death. But slimming pills, even if somebody takes more than two, cannot kill," said Pankaj Bharadwaj, the Girhotras' lawyer.
Ciota will be city's in-house attorney (Sentinel & Enterprise)
FITCHBURG -- Michael Ciota will serve as the city's first full-time, in-house attorney, after Mayor Lisa Wong authorized him to move into an office on the first floor of City Hall.
Ruchika family lawyer raises doubts about post mortem report (Hindustan Times)
Lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj, who has fought Ruchika Girhotra's molestation case free of cost for the last 13 years, today raised questions on the then medical report of the PGIMER Chandigarh.
Ruchika had exceptional courage: lawyer (New Kerala)
Chandigarh, Dec 26 : Ruchika Girhotra, who committed suicide after being molested by Haryana top cop 19 years ago, had exceptional courage and did not submit to criminal intimidation, said her family lawyer on Saturday.
Attorney general reaches settlement over annuities (Post-Bulletin)
ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesota seniors who bought annuities from Great American Life Insurance Co. may be eligible for refunds under a settlement announced by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
Attorney hot-button at supervisors (The Algona Upper Des Moines)
ALGONA— A packed room was the sight for revisiting the idea of taking the Kossuth County District Attorney from full-time to part-time. Members of various courthouse departments were in attendance to voice their opinions on the matter at the meeting.
Trial lawyer a food safety crusader (Austin American-Statesman)
Trial lawyer a food safety crusader
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.
Gibbons appoints lawyer to PUC (Nevada Appeal)
(AP) - Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has appointed Alaina Burtenshaw to a four-year term on the state Public Utilities Commission. Gibbons made the announcement in a statement released Thursday. It says Burtenshaw is a lawyer, and currently serves as legal counsel for regulatory operations staff to the three-member regulatory panel. She replaces Commis- sioner Jo Anne Kelly. Gibbons says Burtenshaw ...
Senate confirms L.A. attorney Dolly Gee as judge; she'll be first Chinese-American woman on federal bench (Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles attorney Dolly Gee is about to become the first Chinese-American woman to serve as a U.S. District Court judge. President Obama nominated Gee, the daughter of immigrants from a small village in southern China, in August. The Senate confirmed her nomination on Christmas Eve.
Up to 50 Tamil migrants to be released, lawyer says (CTV.ca)
About 50 Tamil migrants taken into custody off B.C.'s West Coast will soon be released and allowed to settle with their families already living across the country, says an immigration lawyer representing several of the men.
50 detained Tamil migrants to be released: Lawyer (CTV British Columbia)
A lawyer representing Tamil migrants who landed on Canada's west coast in October says about 50 of them will soon be released.
Baker trial approaches: 97 witnesses subpoenaed; defense lawyer wants information about alleged girlfriend's deal to ... (Waco Tribune-Herald)
McLennan County prosecutors issued 97 witness subpoenas this week in preparation for the Matt Baker murder trial, while Baker has gained a new lawyer who wants to know what the state promised Baker’s alleged girlfriend to get her to testify against him.
We shall toe the defence line adopted by Kasab: Lawyer (Express India)
Ajmal Kasab's stand that he is not a terrorist and was not involved in last year's Mumbai terror attacks, would now become the focal point of arguments to be advanced by his lawyer shortly.
We shall toe defence line adopted by Kasab: Lawyer (Press Trust of India)
Mumbai, Dec 27 (PTI) The stand taken by Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 court that he is not a terrorist and was not involved in last year's Mumbai terror attacks, would now become the focal point of arguments to be advanced by his lawyer shortly.
We shall toe the defence line adopted by Kasab Lawyer (Hindustan Times)
The stand taken by Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 court that he is not a terrorist and was not involved in last year's Mumbai terror attacks, would now become the focal point of arguments to be advanced by his lawyer shortly.
Percy Sutton, Malcolm X's Attorney, Dead at 89 (Fox News)
Percy Sutton, attorney to Malcolm X and a pioneering media mogul, has died in New York. He was 89.
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dead at 89 (AP via Yahoo! News)
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, died Saturday at age 89.
Lawyer takes home RM100,000 in draw (The New Straits Times)
GEORGE TOWN: Lawyer Dick Yong Yoon Fook was all happiness when he won RM100,000 in the lucky draw at the Penang Turf Club's (PNTC) Gold Cup gala dinner at Equatorial Hotel here on Christmas Day.
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dies at 89 (Houston Chronicle)
The pioneering civil rights attorney and San Antonio native served with the famed Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, and represented Malcolm X and the activist's family for decades.
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dead at 89 (The Kentucky Post)
NEW YORK (AP) — Percy Sutton, attorney to Malcolm X and a pioneering media mogul, has died in New York. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed Sutton's death Saturday. She did not know the cause of death.
Percy Sutton, Attorney For Malcolm X, Dies At 89 (NPR)
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died.
Attorney hot-button at supervisors (The Algona Upper Des Moines)
ALGONA— A packed room was the sight for revisiting the idea of taking the Kossuth County District Attorney from full-time to part-time. Members of various courthouse departments were in attendance to voice their opinions on the matter at the meeting.
Percy Sutton, Malcolm X attorney and pioneering media mogul, dead at 89 (WRGB Albany)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Malcolm X attorney and pioneering media mogul Percy Sutton has died in New York. He was 89. A spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson confirmed Sutton's death on Saturday. She did not know the cause of death.