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Uchitel lawyer cancels press conference (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
A lawyer for a New York woman who has denied having an affair with Tiger Woods has canceled a news conference that had been scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles. Attorney Gloria Allred says the news conference has been canceled due to what she terms unforeseen circumstances. Allred tells The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview that there will be no further statements on the matter.
Lawyer: Lawrence ed chief not interested in buyout (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for suspended Lawrence Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy said the educator isn't interested in taking a buyout.
Ex-Dresdner Lawyer Joins Bankers in Legal Battle Over Bonuses (Bloomberg)
Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- A former Dresdner Kleinwort lawyer sued the investment bank over an unpaid bonus, joining more than a hundred bankers that have filed suits claiming unpaid compensation.
Petters' attorney plans to appeal fraud conviction (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters says their fight is "far from over" and they plan to appeal.
U.S. deputy attorney general Ogden stepping down (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, who worked on issues such as closing the Guantanamo Bay prison and fighting financial crime, said on Thursday he will step down in February after spending less than a year on the job.
Uchitel lawyer cancels press conference (Sports Illustrated)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawyer for a New York woman who has denied having an affair with Tiger Woods has canceled a news conference that had been scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles.
Straw raises Portugal lawyer case (BBC News)
Justice Secretary Jack Straw takes up the case of a London woman facing a possible jail sentence in Portugal after complaining about a lawyer.
Uchitel lawyer cancels news conference (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a New York woman who has denied having an affair with Tiger Woods has canceled a news conference that had been scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles.
Lawyer: Blagojevich would take 5th in casino suit (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich would claim his 5th Amendment right against self incrimination if asked to testify in a civil lawsuit spurred by his federal corruption indictment, his lawyer says.
Karadzic files motion to remove appointed lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic filed a motion on Friday to replace a lawyer appointed to him by a war crimes tribunal, saying he wanted to work with someone who shared his "heritage and language."
RI ex-lawyer's request for early release rejected (Boston Globe)
A federal judge has rejected a request by disbarred Providence lawyer John Cicilline (sis-ill-EE'-nee) to get out of prison early.
Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Attorney Files Criminal Complaints Against Certain Anonymous Chat Site Posters (redOrbit)
Company Moves Against Stock "Bashers" TAMPA BAY, FL, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com announced today that their attorney, Bradley E.
Bosnia: Karadzic rejects court-appointed lawyer (Adnkronos)
Bosnia: Karadzic rejects court-appointed lawyer (AKI) – Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who is on trial for genocide and crimes against humanity at the UN's Hague-based war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, has rejected a defence lawyer appointed by the tribunal, his legal aide said on Friday.Peter Robinson, who is assisting Karadzic’s defence, told journalists in the ...
Karadzic rejects British lawyer (BBC News)
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic rejects his court-imposed lawyer at his Hague war crimes tribunal.
Attorney's daughter: Mom had to have Woods deal (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
The daughter of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred says that when her mother canceled a news conference with one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses that could mean only one thing -- she made a deal with the Woods camp. Lisa Bloom is Allred's daughter and a legal analyst for CBS. She said Friday on "The Early Show" that she worked with her mom for nine years and has never known...
Attorney's daughter: Mom had to have Woods deal (AP via Yahoo! News)
The daughter of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred says that when her mother canceled a news conference with one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses that could mean only one thing — she made a deal with the Woods camp.
Sivarak's lawyer voids bail request (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The new lawyer for the Thai engineer detained in Cambodia yesterday withdrew the bail request for his client only hours before the court's decision on the request, raising doubts about the reason for the move.
Attorney's daughter: Mom had to have Woods deal (SportingNews)
NEW YORK -- The daughter of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred says that when her mother canceled a news conference with one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses that could mean only one thing - she
Attorney's daughter: Mom had to have Woods deal (San Francisco Chronicle)
The daughter of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred says that when her mother canceled a news conference with one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses that could mean only one thing _ she made a deal with the Woods camp. Lisa Bloom is Allred's daughter and a...
Nunn's Attorney also named in civil suit (WKYT Lexington)
The cases against accused murderer may be on hold because his attorney may not be able to represent him.
Attorney's daughter: Tiger must've paid Uchitel (Fox Sports)
• Tiger must have struck a deal with Rachel Uchitel , says a legal analyst who just happens to be the daughter of Gloria Allred, Uchitel's attorney.
Attorney's Daughter: Mom Had To Have Woods Deal (WESH 2 Orlando)
The daughter of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred said that when her mother canceled a news conference with one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses that could mean only one thing -- she made a deal with the Woods camp.
Lawyer's Daughter: Rachel Uchitel Struck Deal With Tiger (Extra TV)
Tiger Woods struck a deal with Rachel Uchitel to keep her quiet about their alleged affair, according to the daughter of Uchitel's lawyer.
Billings attorney in legal trouble resigns (Billings Gazette)
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered disciplinary actionagainst a Billings attorney who resigned his license to practiceamid allegations of misconduct.
Iraqi lawyer defending ex-soldier fails in bid to visit client's UK family (MalaysiaNews.net)
An Iraqi lawyer due to defend the first British man to face a murder trial in the country cannot get a visa to visit his client’s family in the UK. Daniel Fitzsimons, a former soldier su...
New Black Panther leader defends attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. Justice Department made the right call in dismissing a voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party and recent questions about that ruling are a "political witch hunt" to discredit Attorney General Eric Holder, the party's leader said this week.
NY attorney sentenced in drug-smuggling case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense attorney with a high-profile client list was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Friday for plotting with a Guyanese businessman to use bribes and threats to silence witnesses in the businessman's drug-trafficking case.
Mob lawyer Robert Simels gets 14 years for plotting to hurt witnesses testifying against then-client (New York Daily News)
Robert Simels, a prominent Manhattan defense lawyer, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday for plotting to hurt witnesses testifying against his client in a drug case.
Lawyer Sentenced for Witness Tampering (New York Times)
Robert M. Simels, a former prosecutor, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for actions committed as a defense lawyer for a drug lord, Shaheed Khan.
Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. attorney, aide says (Los Angeles Times)
A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says the Montana Democrat was in a relationship with his current girlfriend when he recommended her for U.S. attorney.
Impostor lawyer Kieffer's hearing postponed (Denver Post)
A detention hearing for impostor attorney Howard Kieffer was postponed Friday because a lawyer in the federal public defender's office may be a material witness against Kieffer and lawyers in the office can't represent him.
Senator Max Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. attorney (Los Angeles Times)
Melodee Hanes was one of six names he put forward. He'd been dating her for months. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) was in a relationship with his current girlfriend when he recommended her for U.S. attorney, his spokesman says.
Disqualify Drilon, Osmeña—lawyer (Manila Standard Today)
A lawyer has asked the Commission on Elections to disqualify former Senators Franklin Drilon and Sergio Osmeña III from the senatorial contest in the 2010 elections.
Lawyer Gets 14-Year Sentence for Plot to Eliminate Witnesses (Bloomberg)
Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Simels, a New York criminal defense lawyer, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his conviction in a scheme to “eliminate” federal witnesses slated to testify against one of his clients.
Lawyer files petition seeking to disqualify Erap from running (Manila Bulletin)
A lawyer filed on Saturday a petition at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) seeking to disqualify former President Joseph Erap Estrada from running in the May 2010 elections.
Daughter of Uchitel's lawyer: Woods struck a deal (Slam! Sports)
The daughter of high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred says that when her mother cancelled a news conference with one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses that could mean only one thing - she made a deal with the Woods camp.
Aide: Sen. Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. attorney (USA Today)
A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says the Montana Democrat was in a romantic relationship with the woman he nominated for U.S. attorney.
Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney, Aide Says (New York Times)
Senator Max Baucus was in a romantic relationship with a woman he nominated for U.S. attorney, an aide said.
Andal Ampatuan Sr. must stay in hospital, his lawyer says (GMA News)
Due to the reported problem in his health condition, it will be better for Andal Ampatuan Sr. to stay in a hospital than be under the custody of the military, the lawyer of the embattled Maguindanao governor said on Saturday.
Baucus Recommended Woman Friend to Be U.S. Attorney, Aide Says (Bloomberg)
Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Max Baucus , the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was romantically involved with an aide he recommended in March to serve as a U.S. attorney in Montana, his spokesman said.
Aide: US senator was in relationship with woman he nominated for US attorney post (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana, a spokesman said.
MT congressman nominated girlfriend for US attorney (Press TV)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her for the next US attorney for Montana.
Aide: Baucus nominated girlfriend for US attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana, a spokesman said.
Alta. lawyer fined for abandoning horses in snow (CTV.ca)
An Edmonton lawyer has been fined $1,000 and sentenced to 12 months probation for abandoning two horses in deep snow in central British Columbia last year.
Lawyer up for PI murder (iafrica.com)
A Joburg lawyer has been arrested after a client, a now-identified PI, was shot in his office.
Lotter lawyer leaves as money dries up (Pretoria News)
The lawyer representing Nicolette and Hardus Lotter, who are accused of killing their parents, on Friday withdrew his services to the pair.
County lawyer sues over remarks (Denton Record-Chronicle)
A lawyer in the Denton County District Attorney's Office has filed a racial discrimination suit against the county, the district attorney's office and three lawyers in the office, alleging that their actions created a hostile work environment. Denton attorney Bill Trantham, who represents lawyer Nadiya Williams-Boldware, filed the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...
Max Baucus defends nominating girlfriend Melodee Hanes to become U.S. attorney (Denver Post)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., on Saturday defended recommending his girlfriend and former staffer to become a U.S. attorney, arguing that she is a "highly qualified prosecutor" who would have served his home state well.
Baucus: Girlfriend merited US attorney nomination (AP via Yahoo! News)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus defended recommending his girlfriend for appointment as Montana's U.S. attorney, saying Saturday his one-time staff member and the former state prosecutor is "highly qualified" but eventually withdrew her nomination.
Fair Board gets no legal help from Attorney General (Orange County Register)
COSTA MESA –The state's Attorney General has told the Orange County Fair Board to find alternative legal counsel because of potential conflicts of interest involving the disputed proposed sale of the fairgrounds, a Department of Justice memo says....