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Attorney: Police no longer want Roethlisberger DNA (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it's not commenting on an attorney's statement that a request for a DNA sample from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been withdrawn.
Attorney: Police no longer want Roethlisberger DNA (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it's not commenting on an attorney's statement that a request for a DNA sample from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been withdrawn. Bureau spokesman John Bankhead said Wednesday that he could not comment on a statement by Ed Garland, an attorney for Roethlisberger who told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that the bureau...
Michigan attorney general subpoenas Toyota records (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michigan's attorney general has sent a subpoena to Toyota, asking for records regarding sudden unintended acceleration and a fatal accident in the city of Flint.
Michigan attorney general subpoenas Toyota records (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox sent a subpoena to Toyota on Wednesday asking for records regarding sudden unintended acceleration and a fatal accident in Flint.
Divorce attorney says Dennis Hopper is dying (USA Today)
Dennis Hopper is terminally ill and unable to undergo chemotherapy as he battles prostate cancer, his attorney wrote in a court filing.
NY Times to pay damages to Singapore leaders: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The New York Times Company will pay damages totalling 160,000 Singapore dollars (114,000 US) to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and two other senior ministers over an article about political dynasties, the leaders' lawyer said Thursday.
Riddle to get a new lawyer in bribe case (Detroit Free Press)
The lawyer who defended political consultant Sam Riddle in the federal extortion trial that ended in a hung jury was allowed Wednesday to withdraw from representing Riddle in a separate bribery case involving a Southfield pawnshop.
Azilah’s lawyer denies knowing any deal to link Najib to Altantuya (Malaysia Today)
By Debra Chong, The Malaysian Insider The lawyer representing murder convict Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri today denied knowing any secret deal to link Datuk Seri Najib Razak to the murdered Mongolian mistress of the Prime Minister’s associate Altantuya Shaariibuu. “I don’t know anything,” Datuk Hazman Ahmad who is acting for Najib’s former bodyguard told The Malaysian Insider when asked if he ...
DA tries to disqualify Merritt Rahn's lawyer (News 10 NBC Rochester)
Just days before his trial is set to begin, former Greece Police Chief Merritt Rahn might lose his lawyer...
Kasab arrested as he is a Pak national: Lawyer (The Times of India)
He is an innocent village boy who became the scapegoat in the 26/11 terror attacks case as he is a Pakistani, this is how Ajmal Kasab's lawyer K P Pawar described the gunman.
Attorney: San Jose man didn't push girlfriend off balcony at Kona resort (Contra Costa Times)
Karen Marie Celaya, also of San Jose, probably accidentally fell to her death on the lava rocks 25 feet below, theorized attorney Michael Zola.
Morning Report: Star Lawyer Turned Convict Mulls Future (Voice of San Diego)
His prison term is over. And the lawyer "who brought corporate America to its knees" is no longer under house arrest. So what's La Jolla's Bill Lerach going to do now?
Attorney, Onetime Candidate Alex Seith Dies (CBS 2 Chicago)
Chicago attorney and two-time Democratic senatorial candidate Alex Seith, who emerged from relative obscurity to mount a strong challenge to Republican U.S. Sen. Charles Percy in 1978, has died. He was 75.
Kasab made scapegoat by police as he is Pak national: Lawyer (Hindustan Times)
He is an innocent village boy who became the scapegoat in the 26/11 terror attacks case as he is a Pakistani, this is how Ajmal Kasab's lawyer K P Pawar described the gunman in his final arguments in the trial today.
U.K. Court Allows Extradition of Lawyer in KBR Bribery Case (BusinessWeek)
Jeffrey Tesler, a British lawyer wanted by Houston prosecutors over allegations he helped bribe Nigerian officials to win contracts in a $6 billion natural gas project, can be extradited to the U.S., a London judge ruled today.
Terror-case lawyer attacks government (The Age)
The lawyer for one of the five Melbourne men facing trial over an alleged planned terrorist attack has accused the Australian government of double standards.
Attorney General wants to sue over health care law (WEAU Eau Claire)
Republican Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking the Legislature and governor for permission to join other states challenging the constitutionality of the new health care reform law.
Attorney David Lane considers case of Boulder activist Seth Brigham (Boulder Daily Camera)
David Lane, a Denver attorney who has tackled some of the most high-profile cases in Colorado, is now working with a Boulder man who was arrested during a recent City Council meeting.
GOP senators urge Obama not to name union lawyer to labor board during Easter recess (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Republican senators and business groups urged President Barack Obama against using the Easter recess to name a union lawyer to the National Labor Relations Board.
Stetler attorney: Drop charges, investigate Corbett (The York Dispatch)
The attorney who represents former state Rep. Steve Stetler and another man charged in Attorney General Tom Corbett’s corruption investigation is asking a judge to dismiss all charges against the two defendants and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that Corbett misused taxpayer funds for campaign purposes.
Dennis Hopper's cancer is terminal: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Famed US actor Dennis Hopper, who starred in such cinematic classics as "Easy Rider" and "Apocalypse Now," is dying of cancer, his lawyer said in court documents out Thursday.
Attorney: Police don't want Roethlisberger DNA (Sports Illustrated)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it's not commenting on an attorney's statement that a request for a DNA sample from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been withdrawn.
Smyrna case shows how not to request a lawyer during police questioning (The Tennessean)
The Tennessee Supreme Court wants to make this clear: Anything you say to police can and will be used against you if you don't make a specific request for a lawyer. Talking about one, or even asking for a cell phone to call one, isn't enough to stop a police interrogation.
Australian Rio Tinto exec made mistake: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Australian mining executive charged with bribery and corporate espionage in China was an honest man who made a mistake, his lawyer said Friday, ahead of a verdict in the highly sensitive trial.
Obama nominates new U.S. attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
Melinda Haag, a San Francisco attorney and former federal prosecutor, was nominated by President Obama on Thursday to become U.S. attorney for coastal Northern California. Haag's appointment, if confirmed by the Senate, would end the holdover term of Joseph...
Australian Rio Tinto exec made mistake: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
SHANGHAI (AFP) - An Australian mining executive charged with bribery and corporate espionage in China was an honest man who made a mistake, his lawyer said Friday, ahead of the court's verdict in the sensitive trial.
Stern Hu made mistake: lawyer (Brisbane Times)
An Australian mining executive charged with bribery and corporate espionage in China was an honest man who made a mistake, his lawyer said.
Australian Rio Tinto exec made mistake: lawyer (Malaysian Mirror)
SHANGHAI -An Australian mining executive charged with bribery and corporate espionage in China was an honest man who made a mistake, his lawyer said Friday, ahead of a verdict in the highly sensitive trial. Read more...
Linda Stein's killer Natavia Lowery likely to get new lawyer after relatives complain (New York Daily News)
Linda Stein's killer is getting her wish for a new lawyer - after a relative muscled one of her original attorneys, sources close to the case told the Daily News.
Legislators appoint one of own as attorney (The Buffalo News)
BATAVIA -- The Genesee County Legislature appointed a new county attorney Wednesday and swore in a new member -- one of the few, if any, second-generation legislators -- to represent the towns of Elba, Byron and Bergen for the remainder of the year.
Lawyer is working to limit advocacy group in court (The Charlotte Observer)
A Mecklenburg County criminal defense lawyer says he is taking steps to limit court participation by the neighborhood advocacy group called CharMeck Court Watch.
Rio China trial defendant says treated fairly: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Stern Hu, the Australian citizen and Rio Tinto executive on trial in China this week on charges of bribery and stealing commercial secrets, said he has been treated fairly, his lawyer told Reuters on Friday.
District attorney defends rate of conviction in trials (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Prosecutors in the office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. had an overall conviction rate of 85 percent in Worcester Superior Court during the last three years and a 59 percent conviction rate in cases that went to trial, according to statistics his office released this week.
Former OKC attorney Bill Burkett to appeal libel verdict (The Oklahoman)
A jury has ruled that Oklahoma City’s former municipal attorney owes a downtown property owner $77,000 for maliciously prosecuting a libel case against him.Bill Burkett retired as the city’s attorney in 2005. In 2003, he sued Moshe Tal for libel. Tal, leading a group calling itself Taxpayers for Honest Government, presented a written demand to the city in February 2003 calling for officials to ...
Attorney General beefs up fight against mortgage fraud (USA Today)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered more resources to fight mortgage fraud in Arizona and across the nation Thursday, saying $8 million will be used to beef up investigation teams this spring.
White-Collar Crime Lawyer Nominated For U.S. Attorney In Northern California (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
BAY AREA, Calif. -- President Obama has nominated Melinda Haag, a former federal prosecutor, to serve as the U.S. attorney for Northern California. Haag, 48, was named by Obama on Thursday. She must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Law school to honor soldier-turned-lawyer - Army News, news from Iraq, - Army Times (Army Times)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — A Michigan native who was sworn in as a lawyer while serving in Iraq is being honored by judges during a ceremony at his law school.
Former prosecutor nominated as U.S. attorney (KGO-TV Bay Area)
President Obama has nominated Melinda Haag, a former federal prosecutor, to serve as the U.S. attorney for Northern California.
LA Black Lawmakers Appalled By Attorney General Decision (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's black state lawmakers say they are "appalled" by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's decision to join the lawsuit against the federal government over the newly passed health care overhaul. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus issued a statement Friday calling the lawsuit frivolous and saying it wastes state money in the middle of a budget crisis. Caldwell was ...
District Attorney race starts off hot, sure to get hotter (The Windsor Times)
The first of what promises to be a heated series of debates and vocal disputes in the race for Sonoma County’s District Attorney office this week had the electric atmosphere and sharp verbal jousting of a high-profile jury trial.
Lawyer: No wrongdoing by Paterson over statement (San Francisco Chronicle)
Gov. David Paterson's attorney said Friday the governor has done nothing wrong amid a media report that he helped draft what would have been a misleading public statement about a top aide's domestic violence case. The New York Times reported Friday that... Domestic violence - David Paterson - New York Times - Paterson New Jersey - Lawyer
Zahrain’s lawyer fails to serve letter of demand (The Borneo Post)
PENANG: Bayan Baru Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim’s lawyer did not get to serve a letter of demand to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng after he was barred from going up to Lim’s office on the 28th floor of the Komtar building here by its security personnel yesterday.
Edmonton officer who shot man should be charged: lawyer (CBC Edmonton)
An Edmonton police officer who shot at a fleeing suspect seven times should be charged with attempted murder, criminal defence lawyer Tom Engel said a day after the judge in the case said the officer's actions constituted police misconduct.
Obama Taps Orrick Partner for U.S. Attorney Post (Law.com)
President Barack Obama nominated Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Melinda Haag on Thursday to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. Considered a front-runner for the job ever since Obama's election, Haag's nomination moved into the realm of virtual certainty in the past several weeks as the FBI began its background check. In private practice, Haag represented ...
Attorney demands judge bow off cases (The Columbus Dispatch)
An attorney for serial-killing suspect Anthony Sowell says the judge hearing the case should step down because of disparaging comments made about the lawyer on the Internet by someone using the judge's e-mail account.
Hu is a good man -Lawyer (Sky News Australia)
Stern Hu's lawyer, Jin Chunqing, has broken his silence saying the Rio Tinto executive is an honest man who only took bribes to help his old friends.
Hu a good man -Lawyer (BigPond News)
Stern Hu's lawyer has broken his silence saying the Rio Tinto executive took bribes to help his friends.
Legislative lawyer: State withholding $3.5M in grants may be illegal (Missoulian)
HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer 's administration may be breakingthe law by withholding $3.5 million in grants to 50 localgovernments, the Legislature's chief lawyer says.
Mich. attorney general race sees early intensity (Detroit Free Press)
Michigan Democrats pick their favorite for attorney general next month and that's brought an earlier-than-usual intensity to the race.
Lawyer fails to serve letter on CM (New Straits Times)
GEORGE TOWN: Bayan Baru member of parliament Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim's lawyer failed to serve a letter of demand for defamation on Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday.