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Anthony Marshall's crooked lawyer Francis Morrissey, convicted of defrauding Brooke Astor, disbarred (New York Daily News)
THE CROOKED lawyer who helped Brooke Astor's son loot the beloved philanthropist's fortune has been disbarred by a state appeals court.
Amy Bishop's attorney: "Something's wrong with this lady" (The Huntsville Times)
Amy Bishop's court-appointed attorney says the UAH fatal shooting suspect is "nice... but something is wrong with this lady."
Kilpatrick's lawyer: No payment, no appeal today (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick said the former mayor does not have the money to make a $79,011 payment and is unlikely to challenge the ordered repayment today.
Mass. attorney general says federal marriage law should be declared unconstitutional (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman interferes with her state's right to regulate the institution.
Ivins' attorney: Anthrax case to be closed today (The Frederick News-Post)
The FBI is expected to issue a final report today on its six-year investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks, according to the attorney representing former Frederick resident Bruce Ivins, a Fort Detrick scientist accused of planning and carrying out the attacks that killed five people and sickened 17
Amy Bishop Lawyer: She's a Paranoid Schizophrenic (ABC News)
The Alabama shooter accused of killing three over a tenure argument is likely schizophrenic, says her lawyer who will plead an insanity defense.
NJ Sports Authority hires former acting US Attorney (The Record and Herald News)
TRENTON — Former acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra Jr. has landed a top job at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. Marra was named senior vice president for legal and governmental affairs on Thursday by the Sports Authority board.
BREAKING NEWS — Ivins' attorney: Anthrax case to be closed today (The Frederick News-Post)
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NJ Sports Authority hires former acting US Attorney (The Record and Herald News)
Former acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra Jr. has landed a top job at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
Kilpatrick's attorney: $79K payment not likely and no appeal today (Detroit News)
Detroit -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will not likely make a $79,011 special restitution payment due today, and no appeal of the ordered payment will be filed today, a lawyer for Kilpatrick said. "I don't think he's got the money," said Michael Alan Schwartz, a Farmington Hills attorney representing Kilpatrick on the restitution issue.
Man accused of killings wants new lawyer (WEAU Eau Claire)
A Milwaukee man accused of killing seven women over a 21-year period wants a new lawyer.
Kilpatrick's lawyer: No payment, no appeal today (Lansing State Journal)
DETROIT - A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick said the former mayor does not have the money to make a $79,011 payment and is unlikely to challenge the ordered repayment in the Court of Appeals today. "Somebody may try to violate him," said Michael Alan Schwartz, "for not making the payment." "He doesn't have the money," Schwartz said. Schwartz also said they have until early March to file an appeal to ...
Lawyer: Kilpatrick cannot afford payment (UPI)
DETROIT, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing Kwame Kilpatrick said the former Detroit mayor couldn't afford to make a court-mandated $79,011 payment that was due Friday.
Jailhouse witness and defense attorney meet again at Leniart trial (The Day)
Defense attorney Norman A. Pattis’ cross
Board should set boundaries for its meddlesome attorney (Los Angeles Times)
One way to deal with legal counsel who shows up on the property unannounced and attends board meetings uninvited is to revise the terms of his agreement. Another is to replace him. Question: Our association's attorney shows up unannounced and regularly schmoozes on our property with, for example, the new manager, an employee of the association. Uninvited, the attorney attends board meetings ...
Police use expert testimony to sway grand juries, civil attorney says (The Oregonian)
Civil attorney Elden Rosenthal says Multonmah County's use of expert testimony is unfair because victims families don't have the same opportunity. Multnomah County senior prosecuting attorney, Don Rees, says the videos help jurors understand how officers are trained and how they make decisions.
N.Y. Attorney General's Suit to Recover Hedge Fund Losses Proceeds (Law.com)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's lawsuit to recover $1.2 billion from a hedge fund operator for losses his investors sustained when he gave their money to convicted swindler Bernard Madoff may proceed to trial, a New York judge has ruled. The judge rejected Ezra Merkin's contention that Cuomo's claims were not viable because Merkin said in an offering memorandum that he "might delegate ...
Wal-Mart Has Fired Lead Plaintiff in Sexual Harassment Suit, Her Lawyer Says (Law.com)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may have opened the door to yet more legal troubles when it fired the lead plaintiff in a sexual harassment lawsuit last week, along with the woman's husband, according to their lawyer. Cory Rosenbaum of Rosenbaum Faria said he is preparing to file retaliation charges against the retailer over what he called a "bizarre" decision to fire the plaintiff, Melissa Jackson, and ...
Indiana Attorney General files court brief supporting Asian carp suit (South Bend Tribune)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's attorney general has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Michigan's lawsuit aimed at keeping the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Carlisle attorney running for 199th seat (The Sentinel)
A Carlisle attorney has formally announced his candidacy Thursday for the 199th Legislative District seat currently held by Rep. Will Gabig.
Former White House lawyer asks for bond money from frozen assets (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD -- A lawyer for the former White House attorney accused of trying to kill his wife is trying to release hundreds of thousands of dollars from $15 million of frozen assets so he can post $2 million bond and pay legal fees, court documents show.
Lawyer wants quick hearing (The Sudbury Star)
Saying he is concerned for the safety of his client in the Sudbury District Jail, Christopher Smith's lawyer has asked that a bail hearing for Smith be held Monday.[...]
Home health worker who bilked elderly client needs new lawyer (The Mercury)
NORRISTOWN — An Upper Darby woman who admitted to bilking an elderly, partially blind Lower Merion woman for whom she worked as a home health aide apparently needs a new lawyer.
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.
State attorney call out county administrator (Florida Keys Keynoter)
Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward on Friday called out County Administrator Roman Gastesi for attending a dinner Wednesday night at the private Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo.
Lawyer Asks Escaped Inmate To Surrender (Central Florida News 13)
The lawyer for a violent inmate on the run after escaping from prison Friday has asked his client to contact him and surrender.
Death-row lawyer looks at toll of system on witnesses to execution (Austin American-Statesman)
Death-row lawyer looks at toll of system on witnesses to execution
City attorney will retire July 1 (The Virginia Gazette)
WILLIAMSBURG -- Joe Phillips, Jr., who has been the attorney for the City of Williamsburg more than three decades, told City Council Thursday that he will retire as of July 1.
Bob Marley's daughter must find new attorney (Main Line Suburban Life)
WEST CHESTER — The daughter of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley will have to find a new attorney to represent her on charges that she grew marijuana in her Caln home.
District attorney draws two challengers for GOP primary (The Terrell Tribune)
Candidates in next month’s Republican primary election for Kaufman County District Attorney may differ in their opinion of who would best serve as the top law enforcement officer, but they agree the post requires leadership ability, experience, integrity and teamwork.
Lawyer tossed from mall over anti-war T-shirt loses appeal (Boston Herald)
ALBANY, N.Y. - A state appeals court has ruled against a New York lawyer who sued after he was thrown out of a...
Lawyer tossed from mall over T-shirt loses appeal (WRGB Albany)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ruled against a New York lawyer who sued after he was thrown out of a mall for wearing an anti-war T-shirt.
Lawyer tossed from mall over T-shirt loses appeal (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - February 20, 2010 12:45 PM ET ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state appeals court has ruled against a New York lawyer who sued after he was thrown out of a mall for wearing an anti-war...
Cases You May Not Know a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help With (Turks.US)
Personal injury is wide-encompassing. Some of the most common suits a Miami personal injury lawyer are known to handle include slip-and-fall injuries, vehicle accidents, work-related accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
More Mt Isa kids contaminated: lawyer (Brisbane Times)
Lawyer representing Mt Isa children believes new government tests will reveal 'unacceptable' contamination.
Man accused of beating lawyer with bat (WPTV West Palm Beach)
21-year-old Fabian Lee Brock, allegedly attacked a local lawyer as he was leaving his Boca Raton office last April.
Lawyer wants quick hearing (The Sudbury Star)
Saying he is concerned for the safety of his client in the Sudbury District Jail, Christopher Smith's lawyer has asked that a bail hearing for Smith be held Monday.[...]
Suspended Miami commissioner gets new defense lawyer (Miami Herald)
Suspended Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, facing a grand-theft charge, has a new defense lawyer -- but mum's the word as to why she changed counsel.
Resist the temptation to join lawyer's bogus claim (Washington Post)
Q: I am a 50-year-old white male who was recently laid off in a large downsizing after a long period of unprofitable operations at my company. I've been contacted by an employment attorney who is apparently approaching many other riffed employees, suggesting that we all file discrimination actions...
City attorney dies following vehicle accident (Cumberland Times-News)
A Cumberland attorney died Saturday following a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 68.
Attorney Ron Mullins leaves Senate race to seek judgeship (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Columbus attorney Ron Mullins is giving up on a Georgia Senate seat and instead going for a bench in Muscogee Superior Court.
Attorney: Driver not on phone in fatal crash (The Evening Sun)
The defense attorney for Joanna L. Seibert, the woman charged in the highway death of Northern York County Regional Police Officer David Tome, said Wednesday investigators were wrong to assume she was on her cell phone at the time of the fatal crash.
Board should set boundaries for its meddlesome attorney (Los Angeles Times)
One way to deal with legal counsel who shows up on the property unannounced and attends board meetings uninvited is to revise the terms of his agreement. Another is to replace him. Question: Our association's attorney shows up unannounced and regularly schmoozes on our property with, for example, the new manager, an employee of the association. Uninvited, the attorney attends board meetings ...
Anderson appears without lawyer, again (The Michigan City News-Dispatch)
MICHIGAN CITY — Anthony Anderson, charged with murder, appeared sans lawyer in La Porte Superior Court 1 on Thursday morning.
Pollution ruling won’t end poultry stink, attorney says (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
A Tulsa attorney predicts three to five more years of litigation will stem from Oklahoma’s pollution lawsuit against Arkansas poultry companies.
Accused Milwaukee serial killer Walter E. Ellis wants new lawyer (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MILWAUKEE A man accused of killing seven women over a 21-year period told a judge Friday that he wants a new lawyer because he hasnt had enough contact with his current one.
Wind Gap lawyer to run for 138th District seat (The Morning Call)
Ex-Northampton County Councilman Nick Sabatine focusing on the economy. A Wind Gap lawyer who hasn't served in a political office since 2005 but has remained politically active announced he will run for the the state House of Representatives Saturday.
Home health worker who bilked elderly client needs new lawyer (The Mercury)
NORRISTOWN — An Upper Darby woman who admitted to bilking an elderly, partially blind Lower Merion woman for whom she worked as a home health aide apparently needs a new lawyer.
Carlisle attorney running for 199th seat (The Sentinel)
A Carlisle attorney has formally announced his candidacy Thursday for the 199th Legislative District seat currently held by Rep. Will Gabig.
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.