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Defrocked Episcopal priest sues his own lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Rev. David Moyer, the outspoken former Episcopal priest who unsuccessfully sued his bishop in 2008 for sacking him, has filed a malpractice lawsuit against the lawyer who represented him - often free - for many years in his battles with the diocese.
Lawyer: Seattle murder suspect on suicide watch (Seattle Times)
The lawyer for a Seattle man charged with the murder of his girlfriend and their 13-week-old daughter says his client is on suicide watch at the Santa Cruz County jail.
Pretzel Company's Owners Allege Tax Lawyer Got Lost in Twists of IP Law (Law.com)
Bernard Eizen's Web site bills him as a "renaissance" lawyer, but the tax and estates attorney may have bitten off more than he could chew when he ventured into the realm of intellectual property. That's the nub of a malpractice suit by former clients, who allege that Eizen's inexperience in IP law dealt such a blow to their thriving pretzel company's worth that negotiations to sell it for as ...
Hasan's lawyer says he was denied access at BAMC (San Antonio Express-News)
The lawyer for Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan said Thursday that the Army's criminal investigators prohibited him from visiting with his client while a relative also was in Hasan's hospital room.
New York Attorney General Cuomo’s Office to Be Audited by State (BusinessWeek)
A division of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office that generates revenue for the state will be audited by New York’s comptroller to ensure it’s being managed properly.
We will oppose Rathore's bail at next hearing: Girhotra lawyer (Express India)
Hours after former DGP Rathore got bail in the Ruchika case, her family lawyer expressed the hope that they will be able to 'expose the truth'.
Ruchika s family lawyer denies allegation made by Rathore (Hindustan Times)
The lawyer for the Ruchika Girhotra family on Friday denied the allegation made by former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore that the girl's father Subhash Chander Girhotra was married to a woman named Veena.
We will oppose Rathore s bail at next hearing Girhotra lawyer (Hindustan Times)
Hours after former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore got interim bail in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, her family lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj today expressed the hope that they will be able to "expose the truth" at the next date of hearing on January 7.
Santelle Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Eastern Wisconsin (TMJ4 Milwaukee)
President Barack Obama has taken final action on the confirmation of James Santelle as the new U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin.
Inmate attacks attorney at courthouse (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON Court bailiffs tackled an inmate Wednesday after he broke free from his handcuffs and attacked his attorney, a sheriffs office spokesman said.
Fort Hood Suspect Attorney 'Hampered' (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney says that he is being hampered by a lack of access to information in the case and his client's excessive confinement restrictions.
Taylor lawyer suspects a cover-up (Detroit Free Press)
A Taylor lawyer says he thinks authorities are seeking to discredit his account that an older, well-dressed Indian man helped terror defendant Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board Flight 253 from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit without a passport.
Taylor lawyer suspects a cover-up (Detroit Free Press)
A Taylor lawyer says he thinks authorities are seeking to discredit his account that an older, well-dressed Indian man helped terror defendant Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board Flight 253 from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit without a passport.
Veteran Utah prosecutor named acting US attorney (KIFI Idaho Falls)
Associated Press - January 1, 2010 12:05 PM ET SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A veteran federal prosecutor will be the acting U.S. attorney for Utah.
Veteran Utah Prosecutor Named Acting US Attorney (FOX 13 Utah)
A veteran federal prosecutor will be the acting U.S. attorney for Utah. Carlie Christensen will be in that slot until a replacement for Brett Tolman, whose last day in office was Thursday, is named. Christensen has been a federal prosecutor for 18 years, including eight years as chief of the office's civil division and the last three years as Tolman's first assistant.
Tempe hires Scottsdale attorney in complaints case (The Arizona Republic)
A top level Tempe manager has hired an attorney and accused City Manager Charlie Meyer of retaliating against her.
Wilkins proud of successes as US Attorney for SC (WIS News 10 Columbia)
U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins feels good about his time as South Carolina's top federal prosecutor as his service comes to an end.
High Profile New York City Divorce Lawyer Says Electronic Devices May Hold Tiger Woods Hostage in a Possible Divorce (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
According to high profile divorce lawyer Lisa Beth Older, in the face of the Tiger Woods scandal and his potential divorce (www.nycdivorcelawyer.net), the electronic device capturing his voice on a voice message has had a disproportionate detrimental effect upon the rise and fall of an American Legend.
High Profile New York City Divorce Lawyer Says Electronic Devices May Hold Tiger Woods Hostage in a Possible Divorce (PRWeb)
According to high profile divorce lawyer Lisa Beth Older, in the face of the Tiger Woods scandal and his potential divorce (www.nycdivorcelawyer.net), the electronic device capturing his voice on a voice message has had a disproportionate detrimental effect upon the rise and fall of an American Legend. (PRWeb Jan 1, 2010) Read the full story at http://www ...
New York Attorney General Cuomo’s Office to Be Audited by State (BusinessWeek)
A division of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office that generates revenue for the state will be audited by New York’s comptroller to ensure it’s being managed properly.
Army tries to send message, lawyer says (Temple Daily Telegram)
FORT HOOD - A soldier who turned himself in for being absent without leave for a year is undergoing treatment for post traumatic stress disorder at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Santelle confirmed as U.S. attorney for Wisconsin (Sheboygan Press)
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) President Barack Obama has taken final action on the confirmation of James Santelle as the new U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin.
In the New Year, NJ Gets a New Attorney General (KYW News Radio 1060)
With the imminent changing of the guard from Democrat Governor Jon Corzine to Republican Chris Christie in a couple of weeks will come changes in top state positions; perhaps the most prominent, that of Attorney General, with the incumbent offering some advice to her selected successor.
Inmate attacks attorney at courthouse (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON Court bailiffs tackled an inmate Wednesday after he broke free from his handcuffs and attacked his attorney, a sheriffs office spokesman said.
Flint area attorney Steven Iamarino pleads guilty in federal tax case (The Flint Journal)
DETROIT, Michigan — Well-known Grand Blanc attorney Steven P. Iamarino could face fines and time in a federal prison after pleading guilty to federal income tax crimes.According to an AP report, Iamarino pleaded guilty in Detroit on Monday to charges...
TAYLOR: Attorney who was passenger on Flight 253 critical of how situation handled on ground (The News-Herald)
TAYLOR — A local attorney aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 that was involved in an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day is speaking out about what he saw and what an “organizational mess” the aftermath was.
Beth Phillips Sworn in As U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri (Kansas City InfoZine)
Beth Phillips was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri following her appointment by President Obama and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
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.
Senate Dem Asks Top S.C. Attorney to 'Call Off Dogs' (Fox News)
A Democratic senator from Nebraska who played a crucial role in getting health care legislation passed in the Senate last month has asked South Carolina's top attorney to "call off the dogs" -- a reference to the state official's threat to challenge the constitutionality of the bill.
How to Spot a Good Miami Personal Injury Lawyer (Turks.US)
Seeking a good legal representation is crucial to attain justice. If you are a victim of personal injury in Miami, you must immediately find the right Miami personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.
Gov. Gibbons asked Nevada attorney general if health care reform is constitutional (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons says he is asking the Nevada Attorney General to determine if Sen. Harry Reid's health care reform is constitutional.
Trial of Swiss businessman postponed again: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The trial of one of two Swiss businessmen barred from leaving Libya for 18 months and charged with illegal business activities has been postponed, their lawyer said on Saturday.
Lawyer: City worker wasn't drunk on drive to Mayor Bloomberg's inauguration; Cops: he couldn't stand (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for a city worker charged with trying to drive drunk to Mayor Bloomberg's inauguration insisted Saturday his client was sober - but cops say he could hardly stand.
Senate Dem Asks S.C. Attorney General to Back Off- Dems to Attack GOP Like It's 2008 (Fox News)
A Democratic senator from Nebraska who played a crucial role in getting health care legislation passed in the Senate last month has asked South Carolina's top attorney to "call off the dogs" -- a reference to the state official's threat to challenge the constitutionality of the bill.
Senate Dem Asks South Carolina's Top Attorney to 'Call Off the Dogs' (Fox News)
In a phone call Thursday, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., urged South Carolina Republican Attorney General Henry McMaster, the head of a group of 13 GOP state attorneys general who are threatening to file a lawsuit against the Senate health care bill, to reconsider, Politico reported.
Army tries to send message, lawyer says (Temple Daily Telegram)
FORT HOOD - A soldier who turned himself in for being absent without leave for a year is undergoing treatment for post traumatic stress disorder at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, his lawyer said Tuesday.
LAWYER TEACHES YOUNG PUP 'NEW TRICKS' (The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
A NDY Carpenter has achieved an odd distinction. He's the lawyer to the dogs. So he's not surprised, or even terribly disappointed, when his new client turns out to be a Bernese mountain dog puppy, whose owner--a pharmaceutical genius--was brutally murdered. The dead man's widow and son both want custody of the dog, nicknamed "Waggy," and Andy wants to ensure that the puppy goes to the best ...
City council cuts OT for foot patrols, adds 3rd attorney (Poughkeepsie Journal)
A newly sworn-in, GOP-backed majority on the Poughkeepsie Common Council on Saturday amended the 2010 budget put in place by its Democratic predecessor s by cutting funding for police overtime and adding a third attorney in the Corporation Counsel Department.
Shaquille O'Neal's Alleged Mistress Vanessa Lopez Hires JumpOff Lawyer Gloria Allred (DimeWars)
Shaquille O'Neal has the worst of times while Gloria Allred has the best of times. Shaq is being accused of harrassing Vanessa Lopez - in a sexual manner - and she hired Gloria Allred celebrity jumpoff lawyer (Gloria Allred is also representing 3 of the Tiger Woods mistresses).
Sarpy attorney receives TOYO Award (Papillion Times)
The Omaha Jaycees have honored Stephanie Hansen, a senior attorney in the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, as a 77th Annual TOYO (Ten Outstanding Young Omahans) Award recipient.
Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski confident he convicted the men who murdered Tom Monfils (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski, who prosecuted the 1995 case against six paper mill employees accused of killing co-worker Tom Monfils, said a new book on the case does not raise any issues that were not covered during the trial.
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.
'Video of Tiger Woods with mistress lands in lap of wife's lawyer' (New Kerala)
London, Jan 3 : A video of Tiger Woods and a mistress has been passed on to his wife Elin's lawyer, it has emerged.
Lawyer demands inquiry into bridge accident (Stuff)
Lawyer Rob Moodie is demanding a Commission of Inquiry over the collapse of an Army-built bridge which killed one man and ruined the lives of the elderly couple whose farm it led to.
It is not an e-mail from the Attorney General (Park Hills Daily Journal)
Chances are pretty good that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is not going to send you a personal e-mail. So, if your inbox includes an e-mail from Holder threatening to prosecute you for money laundering and terrorist-related activities, it most likely is a hoax.
TAYLOR: Attorney who was passenger on Flight 253 critical of how situation handled on ground (The News-Herald)
TAYLOR — A local attorney aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 that was involved in an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day is speaking out about what he saw and what an “organizational mess” the aftermath was.
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.
Suspended Manlius lawyer jail for contempt for continuing law practice (The Post-Standard)
Syracuse, NY - A Manlius lawyer facing charges he stole more than $350,000 from a client’s estate has now been cited for contempt and jailed for continuing to practice law after being suspended.
Inmate attacks attorney at courthouse (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON Court bailiffs tackled an inmate Wednesday after he broke free from his handcuffs and attacked his attorney, a sheriffs office spokesman said.
Comcast's top lawyer calls the workload shots (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Art Block holds the key to the realm. Block is the top in-house lawyer at Comcast Corp., its general counsel, and he makes decisions on how the sprawling communications company spends its huge legal budget.