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Guilty Plea Could End Career of Controversial Ga. Lawyer (Law.com)
A Georgia lawyer's guilty plea to a federal obstruction of justice charge may bring an end to his long-controversial practice, which he promoted with advertisements featuring actor Robert Vaughn urging potential clients, "Tell them you mean business." Benjamin S. "Benny" Eichholz last month bargained down a 77-count indictment that accused him of embezzlement, money laundering, mail fraud and ...
Homeless Man Seeks $2.4 Million From Lawyer Over Nuisance Suit (Law.com)
Houston lawyer Harry C. Arthur touched a nerve in one homeless man when Arthur filed a suit seeking to shut down a church-sponsored operation that provides meals and services for homeless people, on the grounds that the center is a "private nuisance." Louis Charles Hamilton II filed a pro se suit seeking a minimum of $2.4 million in damages, alleging that Arthur "unflinchingly, courageously" and ...
NY Fed Lawyer Says AIG ‘Didn’t Warrant’ Geithner Attention (BusinessWeek)
Timothy Geithner, the former Federal Reserve Bank of New York president, wasn’t aware of efforts to limit American International Group Inc.’s bailout disclosures because the regulator’s top lawyer didn’t think the issue merited his attention, the attorney told lawmakers.
David Camm lawyer withdraws (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Citing "other personal and professional commitments," David Camm's primary lawyer has withdrawn from the pending third trial of his murder case.
Michael Jackson's Physician Gets Criminal Defense Lawyer (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Manslaughter case still not yet set. Justin Key As expected, Dr. Conrad Murray, the former personal physician of the late Michael Jackson, has hired a criminal defense attorney to help with the potential manslaughter prosecution after giving the pop icon too many harmful drugs. The lawyer, Michael Flanagan of Glendale, has been involved in a similar case where a nurse was charged with ...
Suspended attorney admits he took funds (The Buffalo News)
A suspended attorney took a federal plea deal on Friday, admitting to embezzling funds from a $2.1 million golf course land deal involving a Seneca Nation gambling corporation.
Attorney general candidate raises funds :Other campaigns gearing up. (South Bend Tribune)
LANSING -- Former Court of Appeals Judge Bill Schuette said Friday he has raised more than $400,000 toward his bid for the Republican attorney general nomination.
AZ Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer For Year (CBS 5 Phoenix)
The Arizona Supreme Court has suspended a Phoenix lawyer for one year, accusing him of naming himself as the beneficiary of one client's will and overbilling another.
Maine lawyer sentenced to jail (Boston Globe)
Maine's attorney general says a York Beach lawyer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to file three years of state income tax returns.
District attorney's office to take furloughs (The Chippewa Herald)
The Chippewa County District Attorney’s Office will be closed five days February through March because of a state order for furloughs.
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.
Michael Jackson’s Doctor appoints Britney’s attorney to handle his case (Entertainment and Showbiz!)
Britney Spears’ former attorney has been hired by Dr. Conrad Murray, the beleaguered personal physician of MJ. Over the past few days there have been several reports claiming that the late pop star’s physician will be charged with involuntary manslaughter by the Los Angeles prosecutors. Murray’s present attorney Ed Chernoff has confirmed the news that J [...] SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Michael ...
Town’s attorney answers road funding questions (Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin)
Here’s a list of questions the Roads Advisory Committee posed Wednesday night to Kopelman & Paige Attorney Elizabeth Lane and the answers she offered.
Handcuffed inmate facing murder charge punches lawyer in Vernon court (Journal Inquirer)
VERNON — A convicted murderer who is facing charges he killed his cellmate at a Somers prison had to be subdued by judicial marshals and correctional officers on Friday after he punched his lawyer while appearing before a judge in Superior Court.
N.J. lawyer and Madoff victim urges Palm Beach County victims to flex muscle in payback fight (The Palm Beach Post)
N.J. lawyer and Madoff victim urges Palm Beach County victims to flex muscle in payback fight
Lawyer appointed to airport authority (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Veteran San Diego lawyer John Davies, a trusted adviser to mayors and governors for decades, has been appointed to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority board.
'Ethical, upright' lawyer's cases may offer clues to his slaying (Los Angeles Times)
Jeffrey Tidus, shot in the head in his driveway last month, was known for taking pro bono cases and donating to charity. But his work angered some 'very nasty' people. When Jeffrey Tidus and fellow lawyer David Lash met for breakfast downtown recently, instead of eating at an expensive hotel restaurant, they met at Homegirl Cafe, where breakfast goes for $6.95.
Gregory Skordas says he has experience to be Salt Lake County District Attorney (Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — Attorney Gregory Skordas, who has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Salt Lake...
THIS WEEK IN MICHIGAN HISTORY: Detroit lawyer Dickinson goes postal (Detroit Free Press)
Don Dickinson, a Detroit lawyer and namesake of the U.P. county, was appointed the U.S. postmaster general on Jan. 16, 1888. He served under President Grover Cleveland until 1889. The New York native, whose family moved to Michigan when he was 2 years old, was a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Local lawyer recognized (Berkshire Eagle)
PITTSFIELD -- Leonard Cohen isn't your average, everyday lawyer.
Local lawyer recognized (Berkshire Eagle)
PITTSFIELD -- Leonard Cohen isn’t your average, everyday lawyer. The Pittsfield litigator is one of the state’s 100 most powerful attorneys, according to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which named Cohen to its roster of the state’s most influential attorneys.
Redd taps McCoach as new city attorney (Courier-Post)
Mayor Dana Redd has announced plans to hire a new city attorney.
Attorney leaves $1 million to Canisius (The Buffalo News)
For years, attorney William E. Leising's generous gifts were made anonymously. It was only in his obituary notice, that it was learned Mr. Leising left $1 million to his al-ma mater, Canisius College.
TAYLOR: Lawyer hired to represent council, embattled attorney (The News-Herald)
TAYLOR — Tuesday night’s City Council meeting could cost the city several thousand dollars in legal fees, though no attorney appeared to officially represent the city.
Hamzy considers run for state attorney general (The Bristol Press)
BRISTOL — With the state’s longtime attorney general taking aim at a U.S. Senate seat, the possibility of running for the post Richard Blumenthal is giving up has attracted the attention of at least one area lawmaker.
Attorney: Bordelon told FBI of other crimes (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
Enterprise-Journal BATON ROUGE (AP) While at Louisiana State Penitentiary awaiting execution, Gerald J. Bordelon was interviewed by FBI criminal profile experts and gave information about other crimes he committed, his attorney said Friday.
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.
York Beach lawyer sentenced on income tax charges (Bangor Daily News)
ALFRED, Maine -- Maine's attorney general says a York Beach lawyer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to file three years of state income tax returns. Fifty-year-old Stephen M. …
UAE sheikh acquitted in torture trial: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Emirati court on Sunday acquitted Sheikh Issa bin Zayed, the brother of the United Arab Emirates president, of charges of torturing an Afghan citizen, his lawyer told AFP.
NY Fed Lawyer Says AIG ‘Didn’t Warrant’ Geithner Attention (BusinessWeek)
Timothy Geithner, the former Federal Reserve Bank of New York president, wasn’t aware of efforts to limit American International Group Inc.’s bailout disclosures because the regulator’s top lawyer didn’t think the issue merited his attention, the attorney told lawmakers.
Lawyer awaits SC ruling on suit against Comelec (Sun Star)
THE Supreme Court was asked to hasten the resolution of a petition a lawyer filed against local Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials, in relation to the extended voters’ registration. read more
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.
Michael Jackson's doctor hires new attorney (FOX 11 Tucson)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Conrad Murray has hired a California criminal defense attorney as the investigation into his alleged role in Michael Jackson's death nears completion.
Attorney-general decides against charging Surayud (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The attorney-general decided Friday against charging former prime minister and Privy Councillor Surayud Chulanont for encroaching upon the forested land in Nakhon Ratchasima.
UAE sheikh acquitted in torture trial: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Emirati court acquitted Sheikh Issa bin Zayed, the brother of the United Arab Emirates president, of charges of torturing an Afghan citizen, his lawyer told AFP.
Dallas-area U.S. attorney nomination at impasse as House Democrats, GOP senators clash (Dallas Morning News)
The appointment of the next U.S. attorney for the Dallas-anchored Northern District of Texas appears to be no closer today than it was a year ago, when Richard Roper resigned to clear the way for Barack Obama 's new team.
Jailed lawyer a radio head (New York Post)
What's the frequency, Lynne? WBAI-FM listeners have elected disbarred civil-rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to the radical radio station's local board of directors -- although the prison term she's serving will keep her from attending meetings any time soon. Stewart, 70, who's doing time for helping a...
Offshore workers union stymied at helicopter inquiry: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A lawyer representing hundreds of offshore oil industry workers says his union is being prevented from bringing forward issues that are important to its members at the Offshore Helicopter Inquiry in St. John's.
NY Fed Lawyer Says AIG ‘Didn’t Warrant’ Geithner Attention (BusinessWeek)
Timothy Geithner, the former Federal Reserve Bank of New York president, wasn’t aware of efforts to limit American International Group Inc.’s bailout disclosures because the regulator’s top lawyer didn’t think the issue merited his attention, the attorney told lawmakers.
Offshore workers union stymied at helicopter inquiry: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A lawyer for hundreds of offshore oil workers says his union is being prevented from bringing forward issues to a St. John's inquiry looking into offshore helicopter safety.
AP Interview: Attorney General Holder defends Sen. Reid, says he's a good man, not prejudiced (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - The nation's first black attorney general is defending Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racial remarks about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Wilkins resigns; Columbia man to serve as Acting U.S. Attorney (WIS News 10 Columbia)
A Columbia man will serve as Acting United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina until further notice.
Lawyer hits Capitol for planning to fill lot (Sun Star)
AN environmentalist lawyer yesterday criticized the Cebu Provincial Government for planning to fill up the wet areas of the Balili Beach Resort pending the resolution of issue of its ownership. read more
Two longtime prosecutors leaving state attorney office (The Palm Beach Post)
Two longtime prosecutors leaving state attorney office
City Attorney Loses Job Over Math Error (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Snellville city attorney Mike Williams, who miscounted the number of days required between the call of a Sunday alcohol sales referendum and the actual vote, is losing his job.
Lawyer: Sentences given for Georgia mutiny (UPI)
TBILISI, Georgia, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Three military officials were sentenced to prison Monday in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi for their roles in a mutiny attempt, a lawyer in the trial said.
Chhattisgarh top cop reacts strongly to lawyer's remark (Calcutta News)
Chhattisgarh police chief Vishwa Ranjan Monday reacted strongly to leading Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan's comment that he would either end up in jail or himself become a victim of violence.
Lawyer of Alleged Shooter Asks for Understanding (WROC Rochester)
The lawyer of the man accused of shooting a Sheriff's deputy and a woman last week has asked for the community to not rush to judge his client.
McDonald tapped as acting US attorney for SC (News 12 Augusta)
First Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald takes over for Walt Wilkins, who stepped down from the post Sunday after a year and a half in office.
AP Interview: Attorney General Holder defends Reid (Reno Gazette-Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday over racial remarks the senator made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.