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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.
Columbus Attorney, former Mayor Frank Martin stricken by stroke (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Columbus Attorney and former mayor Frank Martin is being treated at St. Francis Hospital after suffering a mild stroke Friday morning .
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.Dr Anthony Galea, 51, is facing four charges related to the unapproved...
Baucus: Girlfriend merited US attorney nomination (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
Lawyer Dana Friedman spreads holiday cheer by doubling as Santa Claus (New York Daily News)
Some people have hobbies. Personal injury lawyer Dana Friedman has a seasonal alter ego. Every year, the Bayside father begins growing out his beard in July. By October, he's watching the film "Miracle on 34th Street" in preparation of his transformation.
Austin lawyer wins posthumous bout with legendary O'Quinn (Austin American-Statesman)
Austin lawyer wins posthumous bout with legendary O'Quinn
Baylor recognizing longtime Lufkin attorney as 2009 'Lawyer of the Year' (The Lufkin Daily News)
A dedicated Lufkin trial lawyer has been named the 2009 Baylor Lawyer of the Year by Baylor Law School, an honor his colleagues said was more than deserved.
Attorney general probing company with connections to Rand (The Fayetteville Observer)
North Carolina's top prosecutor is investigating state purchases from a politically connected surveillance gear maker. Attorney General Roy Cooper has opened a probe into purchases from Law Enforcement Associates, according to news reports Saturday.
Shorewood attorney charged for alleged sex with a minor (Richfield Sun-Current)
A Shorewood attorney has been charged with allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Charges were filed Monday, Dec. 14, against attorney Aaron F. Biber, 46, who works in Minneapolis.
Q&A with White Plains defense lawyer Mayo Bartlett (The Journal News)
Attorney Mayo Bartlett runs a litigation law firm in White Plains that takes on criminal, civil rights and personal injury cases. The Greenburgh resident talks about his experience as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer.
Shorewood attorney charged for alleged sex with a minor arrested in Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie Sun-Current)
A lawyer from Shorewood has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Charges were filed Monday, Dec. 14, against attorney Aaron F. Biber, 46, who works in Minneapolis.
Pak: Lawyer files petition against Zardari verdict (rediff.com)
A lawyer filed a petition on Saturday in Pakistan's Supreme Court challenging any move to reopen graft cases in other countries against President Asif Ali Zardari on the ground that he enjoyed immunity under the constitution.
Baucus: Girlfriend merited US attorney nomination (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
Attorney sued after biting off part of man's nose (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 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.
China to try prominent dissident on Wednesday: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Chinese prosecutors will put Liu Xiaobo, one of the country's best-known dissidents, on trial on subversion charges on Wednesday in Beijing, Liu's lawyer and wife said on Sunday.
Ex-commissioner stirs up pot for county attorney (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
Nassau County Attorney David A. Hallman has accused a former county commissioner of lobbying for his dismissal.
Detained lawyer Arriola seeks temporary release (Saipan Tribune)
Joseph Aldan Arriola, a lawyer who is facing charges of wire fraud and money laundering, has asked the federal court to allow him to post bail. Arriola, through court-appointed counsel Steven Pixley, requested the U.S. District Court for the NMI to release him to a third party custodian.
Union Manufacturer Referred to Attorney General for Violations (The Missourian)
A Union manufacturer has been referred to the state attorney general's office after investigation into illegal storage of hazardous waste.
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.
TAYLOR: City files lawsuit to force its attorney to step down (The News-Herald)
TAYLOR — In a move initiated by Mayor Jeffrey Lamarand, the city has filed a lawsuit to remove Edward Plato as city attorney.
DeLeo will name independent attorney to review of legal expenses (The Winchester Star)
House Speaker Robert DeLeo, under pressure fromlawmakers who have brought legislating to a halt this week as they push for an explanation of legal expenses in connection with former Speaker Salvatore DiMasi's corruption case, announced late Tuesday that he'll name an independent attorney to review the House's legal contract with Gargiulo/Rudnick.
Lawyer charged with DUI (The Middletown Press)
SOUTHBURY — A lawyer who represents a large condo project in Northwestern Connecticut was charged with drunken driving Friday after police observed him drive unsafely.
Lawyer stands by decision to defend Ampatuan Jr. (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
MANILA, Philippines - Philip Sigfrid Fortun, the lawyer of Andal Ampatuan Jr., said he is standing by his decision to defend the principal suspect in the gruesome massacre in Maguindanao province last November 23.
Lawyer wins $46 million settlement (UPI)
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas lawyer won a posthumous $46 million judgment against an attorney known for winning cases involving breast implants, tobacco and drugs, authorities said.
No need for another legal aid study: N.B. lawyer (CBC New Brunswick)
A lawyer is criticizing the New Brunswick government for launching the third report into Legal Aid in three years, when the previous reports had called for more funding that has not been delivered.
Lawyer for former top cop in the dock (The Malaysian Insider)
By Debra Chong KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — The Sessions Court here today finally heard the trial of lawyer Rosli Dahlan, who is implicated in an ongoing corruption case against former senior cop, Datuk Ramli Yusuff. Rosli, 48, a partner in Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, is accused of hiding information on his assets under Section 32 (1) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997. His trial was ...
New gay publication for South Florida launched by Fort Lauderdale attorney (The Palm Beach Post)
New gay publication for South Florida launched by Fort Lauderdale attorney
Broward attorney launching gay newspaper (Sun-Sentinel)
Broward criminal defense attorney Norm Kent, who began Express Gay News in 1999 and sold it four years later to Window Media, which renamed it South Florida Blade and suddenly shut down last month, will start a new gay newspaper in January.
Austin lawyer wins posthumous bout with legendary O'Quinn (Austin American-Statesman)
The estate of legendary Houston lawyer John O'Quinn, killed in a one-car accident in October, has agreed to pay $46.5 million to almost 3,500 former clients, ending a legal scrap begun 10 years ago by Austin lawyer Terry Scarborough.
Attorney sued after biting off part of man's nose (The Columbus Dispatch)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- 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.
Psystar Lawyer Says Company Not Shutting Down (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)
After some brief downtime, Psystar's Web site is back up, and the company's lawyer is reportedly dismissing any suggestion that the Mac clone maker is closing up shop.
Contrary to report, Psystar not shutting down, lawyer says (Macworld)
Although Mac clone maker Psystar has turned off the lights at its Web site, the firm is not shutting down permanently, according to the company's lawyer.
Tennessee lawyer Mark Lambert bites off part of Greg Herbers' nose during fight over bathroom stall (New York Daily News)
A lawyer got his nose bent out of shape during an altercation over an occupied bathroom stall -- and retaliated by chomping off part of a man's schnoz.
Indiana Attorney General files lawsuit against VIM Recycling in Elkhart (South Bend Tribune)
ELKHART -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against VIM Recycling Inc. and has asked the court to require the company to cease its open dumping of wood waste and to remove waste materials and debris.
MI attorney general files suit with Supreme Court over Asian carp (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Attorney General Mike Cox filed a lawsuit Monday with the nation's highest court. It says the ravenous carp would threaten thousands of jobs if they get into the lakes.
Lawyer's ID theft case adjourned to February (The Post-Standard)
Syracuse, NY - The grand larceny and identity theft case against local lawyer Bonnie Strunk was adjourned today for two months for the argument of motions.
Lawyer demands release of e-mails from city attorney (The Florence Times-Daily)
By Brian Hughes Staff Writer A lawyer specializing in open-records law sent a letter Friday to the city’s attorney demanding the release of e-mails Florence officials labeled “personal” and refused to produce in accordance with a TimesDaily open-record request.
Attorney general files suit against VIM (WNDU 16 South Bend)
The Indiana attorney general has filed a lawsuit against VIM Recycling, Inc.
Supervisor's lawyer wants promise from prosecutors (KTVK 3TV Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- The lawyer for indicted Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox wants prosecutors in County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office to promise not to accuse the judge hearing the case of civil or criminal conspiracy. Thomas's office has indicted Wilcox on 36 counts including conflict of interest, perjury, forgery and false swearing. She is due for arraignment in Pima County on Monday ...
Noted Houston attorney Joe Reynolds dies (ABC 13 Houston)
Houston attorney Joe Reynolds, who was one of the last survivors of two deadly battles in World War 2 and Korea, died in Houston Saturday
So You Think You Can Dance: Shane Sparks Attorney Says Molestations Charges Are Bogus (Reality TV Magazine)
As reported last Friday, So You Think You Can Dance choreographer, Shane Sparks, was arrested on eight counts of child molestation. Well, apparently he posted bail on Saturday night and is now focused on damage control. Keep reading to hear what his attorney had to say regarding the charges… “Shane Sparks is innocent, he knows it and soon the [...] SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "So You Think You ...
Lawyer wants Miriam barred from running in 2010 polls (GMA News)
A lawyer has moved for the disqualification of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago from joining the 2010 elections because of her alleged “unsound mind.
Columbus attorney Mark Shelnutt files motion asking for attorney's fees and expenses (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Columbus attorney Mark Shelnutt filed a motion last week asking a federal judge to award him attorney fees and expenses, arguing that prosecutors waged a “baseless, vexatious, frivolous, bad faith, harassing and stubborn” case against him.
In FedEx Fee Fight Case, Judge Finds Lawyer Solicited Cash From Clients (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Meeting a client at McDonald's to pick up $15,000 in cash has landed San Francisco plaintiffs lawyer Waukeen McCoy in serious trouble. After settling part of a civil rights claim against FedEx, McCoy solicited cash payments from three plaintiffs above and beyond his contractual fees, according to a federal district court judge who previously dismissed McCoy's entire fee application and imposed a ...
N.L. government afraid of Neville: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
The lawyer for the former child advocate who was fired by a vote of the legislature Monday says the provincial government is afraid of what Darlene Neville has to say.
France could free Iranian assassin next month: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
French judges could release an Iranian agent jailed for the murder of a former prime minister as early as next month, his lawyer said Tuesday, after France accused Tehran of seeking a prisoner swap.
Arroyo lawyer expects dismissal of disqualification cases (GMA News)
The lawyer of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday that he expects the Philippines" poll body to dismiss cases disallowing his client from seeking a congressional seat in 2010.
Attorney convicted in sex scandal denied appeal (KENS 5 San Antonio)
The attorney who was tried and convicted of squeezing money out of men his wife slept with was arrested by Bexar county Sheriff's deputies again Monday night. That's when 53-year-old Ted Roberts' appeal was denied. Roberts was convicted of second degree felony Theft $100,000 to $200,000 after his March 2007 jury trial. He was sentenced to five years in prison. His wife, Mary Roberts, also an ...
Frozen Patient's Attorney Wants Pa. Health Records (WPXI Pittsburgh)
The attorney for a family of a dementia patient who froze to death on a Pittsburgh hospital rooftop last December wants a judge to force state Health Department officials to turn over records from a follow-up inspection.
Attorney: Army Prohibits Maj. Nidal Hasan's Prayers (Fox News)
A defense attorney for the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly shooting at Fort Hood says the Army has prohibited his client from praying in Arabic with his family.