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Blagojevich lawyer hoping to get Obama to testify (Chicago Tribune)
Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich today sought early access to an interview of President Barack Obama by federal investigators as the defense weighs whether to try to call Obama as a witness in Blagojevich's trial next year. Blagojevich's lawyer, Sam Adam Jr., said he realizes it would be an uphill battle to get a sitting president to testify. Obama was questioned by investigators after ...
Republicans back John Walsh for U.S. attorney (Denver Post)
Prominent Republicans are favoring Denver lawyer John Walsh III for the job of Colorado's U.S. attorney and have written letters supporting his nomination to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.
Fort Hood massacre suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan out of intensive care: attorney (New York Daily News)
The Army psychiatrist charged in last month's deadly shooting at Fort Hood has been moved from a hospital's intensive care unit to a private room, his attorney said Wednesday.
Lawyer: 2010 Jon & Kate Divorce Likely (CBS News)
Jon Gosselin's Lawyer Calls Divorce Decree 'work In Progress,' Expects It Finalized In 2010
Attorney: Fort Hood suspect recovering (The Washington Times)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The Army psychiatrist charged in last month's deadly shooting at Fort Hood has been moved from a hospital's intensive care unit to a private room, says his attorney. Maj. Nidal Hasan remains under guard at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and is rehabilitating from wounds that left him paralyzed from the waist down, said attorney John Galligan. He said he was ...
Senate committee OKs Santelle as U.S. attorney (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
The U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the confirmation of James Santelle to be the next U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, according to a Senate staffer. The full Senate must act on the nomination by President Barack Obama, but there has been no indication of opposition to the confirmation of Santelle, who is currently an assistant U.S. attorney. The ...
Ex-US Attorney Backs Denver Lawyer For The Job (CBS4 Denver)
Former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid is supporting Denver lawyer John Walsh III to become the next U.S. attorney for Colorado now that President Barack Obama's nominee has withdrawn. Eid, a Republican, wrote a letter to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall backing Walsh, a former federal prosecutor in Los Angeles. Former Republican state Sen. Norma Anderson says she also has written Udall to endorse Walsh.
Brokers’ Lawyer Says Finra Understated Offer to Firms in Merger (Bloomberg)
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for securities firms suing the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said sealed documents show its executives understated how much they could pay brokers in the 2007 merger that created the oversight body.
NC woman accused of hiding mother's corpse for 7 months asks for attorney, declines to comment (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A woman accused of hiding her elderly mother's corpse for seven months in the family's North Carolina home asked Thursday for a court-appointed defense attorney.
Ex-US attorney backs Denver lawyer for the job (KOAA Colorado Springs - Pueblo)
Former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid is supporting Denver lawyer John Walsh III to become the next U.S. attorney for Colorado now that President Barack Obama's nominee has withdrawn. Eid, a Republican, wrote a letter to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall backing Walsh, a former federal prosecutor in Los Angeles. Former Republican state Sen. Norma Anderson says she also has written Udall to endorse Walsh. Walsh ...
House Lawmakers Turn To U.S. Attorney For DiMasi-Related Bills (WBUR Boston)
Several House lawmakers are turning to the U.S. Attorney's office for more information about $378,000 of bills related to the federal corruption case against former Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.
Tiger's Wife, Elin Nordegren, Hires Celebrity Divorce Lawyer (WGN TV Chicago)
LOS ANGELES -- There are numerous reports that Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, is consulting L.A. based divorce lawyer Sorrell Trope.
Attorney General's office to hold Rotterdam seminar on holiday scams targeting elderly (WRGB Albany)
ROTTERDAM -- The state Attorney General's office will hold a presentation in Rotterdam Friday morning for elderly citizens to help them avoid falling for popular holiday scams.
Yoo torture controversy ensnares state lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
Critics of John Yoo, the author of the Bush administration's so-called torture memos, want a lawyer in state Attorney General Jerry Brown's office to drop his plans to teach a constitutional law class with the UC Berkeley professor next semester. "By...
Free speech argument a "possible avenue": UK lawyer (Nutraingredients.com)
Making claims based on non-conclusive but still substantial science is a "possible avenue" since denying a 'maybe' claim may challenge free speech rights, says a UK lawyer.
Lawyer: Myanmar-American weak after hunger strike (AP via Yahoo! News)
A jailed U.S. citizen who was on hunger strike for more than a week in military-ruled Myanmar attended his trial Friday looking thin and weak, his lawyer said.
Lawsuit claims Memphis attorney bit off man's nose (The Tennessean)
A Memphis attorney bit off part of a man's nose during a fight in a restaurant bathroom.
David Goldman seeks Brazil attorney general's backing in custody fight (The Star-Ledger)
RIO DE JANEIRO — A Monmouth County man fighting for custody of his 9-year-old son has asked Brazil's attorney general to join his battle before the nation's Supreme Court, and officials said today they are studying the request. Patricia Apy,...
Fla. gov: No reason to refuse lawyer's donations (AP via Yahoo! News)
Florida's governor says he saw no reason to investigate a South Florida lawyer charged with operating a $1 billion Ponzi scheme or refuse his political contributions.
Charges against doctor unrelated to Tiger: lawyer (CBC Toronto)
The lawyer for a doctor who has treated Tiger Woods says the superstar golfer is in no way linked to the charges that Dr. Anthony Galea faces.
N.J. Attorney General Anne Milgram says state Senate Dems gut witness-intimidation resolution (The Star-Ledger)
Steve Hockstein/For The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram at a press conference in July.TRENTON -- Attorney General Anne Milgram accussed state Senate Democrats of gutting a resolution to prevent witness intimidation in an editorial released today. The resolution would...
Source: Christie to name Essex Co. prosecutor as state attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON — A source says Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie has chosen a Democrat to be New Jersey's next attorney general.
Christie names Essex County prosecutor as attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON — New Jersey Gov.-elect Chris Christie announced his first Cabinet selection on Tuesday, choosing a career prosecutor and former colleague as his nominee for attorney general.
Galea Never Prescribed Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Anthony Galea, a Toronto sports doctor who treated golfer Tiger Woods, never prescribed performance-enhancing drugs, his lawyer, Brian Greenspan, told reporters in Toronto today. Greenspan confirmed Galea treated Woods on several occasions.
Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist : No reason to refuse lawyer's donations (Boston Herald)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Florida's governor says he saw no reason to investigate a South Florida lawyer charged with operating a $1 billion Ponzi scheme or refuse his...
Galea Didn’t Prescribe Banned Drugs, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Anthony Galea , a Toronto sports doctor who treated golfer Tiger Woods , never prescribed performance-enhancing drugs, his lawyer, Brian Greenspan , said.
Scott Rothstein's attorney: Don't auction his photos (Miami Herald)
Scott Rothstein's attorney said that he will try to prevent the sale of photos of the disbarred attorney and politicians that lined his office walls.
Doctor's lawyer: no link to Tiger Woods (New York Post)
TORONTO — The lawyer for a sports doctor who has treated Tiger Woods says the superstar golfer is in no way linked to the drug-related conspiracy charges Dr. Anthony Galea faces. Galea, 51, is facing four charges related to the unapproved drug known...
Greene not treated at DMC, lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
Slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene was never treated at a Detroit Medical Center hospital in 2002, a hospital lawyer said today.
Attorney for Corpus Christi port seeks sworn testimony from Kostelnik, mayor, others (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
CORPUS CHRISTI —The attorney hired to review the eligibility of Bob Kostelnik to serve as a port commissioner filed a request Friday seeking to question Kostelnik, the mayor and other city officials under oath.Attorney Tony Canales filed the request in 117th District Court to take depositions from Kostelnik, Mayor Joe Adame, City Secretary Armando Chapa, City Manager Angel Escobar and interim ...
US Attorney: Bruno likely to do prison time (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The U.S. attorney who convicted former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno on corruption charges says the once-powerful Republican will likely face jail time.
Memphis attorney sued for allegedly biting off portion of man's nose (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
A Memphis attorney is being sued for biting off a portion of a man’s nose at a Midtown restaurant.In a lawsuit filed this week by Greg Herbers, local trial attorney Mark Lambert is accused of biting off part of Herbers' nose during a fight last June at Dish on the corner of South Cooper and Young.The dispute at Dish started when Herbers entered the bathroom around 9 p.m. and noticed the one ...
Co-accused in Stafford slaying to plead not guilty: lawyer (CBC Toronto)
The lawyer for the man charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in Victoria Stafford's slaying says her client will plead not guilty when the case goes to trial.
Former attorney sentenced to prison (The Sentinel)
A former attorney was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight days to 12 months in prison on a charge of recklessly endangering another person.
Sports doctor's charges not linked to Tiger Woods, lawyer says (ESPN)
Tiger Woods is in no way linked to the drug-related criminal charges brought against a Canadian sports doctor who treated the superstar golfer, the doctor's lawyer said Friday.
Fla. gov: No reason to refuse lawyer's donations (AP via Yahoo! News)
Florida's governor says he saw no reason to investigate a South Florida lawyer charged with operating a $1 billion Ponzi scheme or refuse his political contributions.
Elin hires divorce lawyer as Tiger hush deal revealed (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Details emerged Friday about a 2007 deal between Tiger Woods and a US magazine to keep his extramarital affairs quiet, while Elin Woods reportedly hired a famed Hollywood divorce lawyer.
Lawyer says doctor's charges not linked to Tiger (Sports Illustrated)
TORONTO (AP) — Tiger Woods is in no way linked to the drug-related criminal charges brought against a Canadian sports doctor who treated the superstar golfer, the doctor's lawyer said Friday.
Salahi lawyer: Fake watch was gift from brother (Washington Post)
Remember the watch that Tareq Salahi handed over in court to satisfy a debt to a landscaper? The one that turned out to be a cheap knock-off? His lawyer now says it was a gift from Salahi's brother. "It is what it is," David W. Silek told our colleague James Hohmann on Friday. "It was a gift to...
SF attorney: A's move to San Jose would hurt SF (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling on Major League Baseball not to allow the Oakland Athletics to move to San Jose, saying it would hurt San Francisco financially. Herrera sent a stern letter to baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday expressing "grave concern" about a move and saying he would do everything possible to protect the city's interests.
A San Francisco City Attorney says A's move to San Jose would hurt the Giants (ESPN)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling on Major League Baseball not to allow the Oakland Athletics to move to San Jose, saying it would hurt San Francisco financially.
Attorney sued after biting off part of man's nose (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Memphis attorney bit off part of a man's nose during a fight in a restaurant bathroom. A lawsuit filed by Greg Herbers claims attorney Mark Lambert attacked him last June after Herbers asked two men in a bathroom stall to get out so that he could use it.
Karzai Government Will Prosecute Two Ministers, Attorney Says (Bloomberg)
Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai , under pressure from the U.S. to reduce official corruption, will prosecute two cabinet ministers for graft “in the near future,” the attorney general said.
Contrary to report, Psystar not shutting down, lawyer says (Fox News)
Although Mac clone maker Psystar has turned off the lights at its Web site, the firm is not shutting down permanently, the company's lawyer said today.
Killer's attorney wants state executions blocked (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser)
BATON ROUGE — An attorney for a condemned killer alleged Thursday that Louisiana's rules governing execution by lethal injection are "vague" and "superficial," and he wants a Baton Rouge judge to block all executions in the state until changes are made.
Contrary to report, Psystar not shutting down, lawyer says (MalaysiaNews.net)
Although Mac clone maker Psystar has turned off the lights at its Web site, the firm is not shutting down permanently, the company's lawyer said today. Contrary to a report on Thursday by the Dow Jo...
Lawyer’s Death In Russian Prison Sparks Haunted Anger (NPR)
Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer for a London-based fund that was once the biggest in Russia, wrote to his mother of wasting away from an agonizing illness without proper medical care in a crowded Moscow prison. He was awaiting trial for tax-evasion charges. But Magnitsky eventually died in prison, just 11 days after his last letter reached his mother. Magnitsky's story has hit a nerve in Russia ...
Lawyer: Woods not linked to doctor's drug charges (The New Zealand Herald)
TORONTO: Tiger Woods is in no way linked to the drug-related criminal charges brought against a Canadian sports doctor who treated him, a lawyer said yesterday.
Judge rejects Carmel's motion to disqualify attorney (The Monterey County Herald)
A judge Friday slapped down the city of Carmel's motion to disqualify attorney Michael Stamp from representing Jane Kingsley Miller in her sexual harassment and age-discrimination lawsuit against the city.
Source: Christie to name Essex Co. prosecutor as state attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON — A source says Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie has chosen a Democrat to be New Jersey's next attorney general.