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Judge rules Alabama's attorney general rules over antigambling task force (Mobile Press-Register)
Circuit Judge Robert Vance of Birmingham ruled today that Attorney General Troy King must advise the court by March 22 whether he supports the task force's closing of a Lowndes County bingo operation and seizure of bingo machines.
Judge: Attorney general, not task force, holds legal cards (The Tuscaloosa News)
The Associated Press A judge has ruled that Alabama's attorney general has legal authority over the governor's antigambling task force in its efforts to shut down electronic bingo casinos.
Attorney: Roethlisberger is 'completely innocent' (Sports Illustrated)
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- The high-profile attorney representing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is disputing a woman's claim that the Super Bowl MVP sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub.
Columbia attorneys ask for delay in MB attorney interference trial (WIS News 10 Columbia)
The trial for a Myrtle Beach attorney, charged with interfering with an arrest last fall outside a Five Points bar, has been delayed after Columbia City prosecutors asked for a continuance last week.
Williams' attorney: NFL punishments inconsistent (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for two Minnesota Vikings who sued the NFL is telling a judge the league applied its anti-doping rules inconsistently in punishing the players.
Roethlisberger attorney: 'No sexual assault' (AP via Yahoo! News)
The high-profile attorney representing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is disputing a woman's claim that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub.
Steelers QB attorney: 'No sexual assault occurred' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A high-profile defense attorney hired by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Monday disputed a college student's claim that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub.
NFL Hurt Players’ Reputations Over Drug Tests, Lawyer Argues (BusinessWeek)
National Football League officials sullied the reputations of Minnesota Vikings players Kevin Williams and Pat Williams by leaking news of their suspensions for violating league drug policies, the athletes’ lawyer argued.
Steelers QB attorney: 'No sexual assault occurred' (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
A high-profile defense attorney hired by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Monday disputed a college student's claim that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub. The 20-year-old told police Roethlisberger, who had been out barhopping with friends, assaulted her early Friday.
Lawyer: Man In Baby Death Case A 'Loving Dad' (WCVB Boston)
A Malden father and Massachusetts Institute of Technology administrator remains behind bars Tuesday, charged with killing his 6-month-old son over the weekend, even as his lawyer says he is a loving father.
Guelph family hires lawyer to investigate death of daughter killed in wall collapse (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
The family of Isabel Warren has retained a lawyer to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death.
District attorney to review Folsom death (The Sacramento Bee)
The Folsom Police Department has forwarded to the Sacramento County District Attorney the case of a man tied to a fatal encounter in the city's historic district last month.
Police: 2 bodies found in Albuquerque home after man tells attorney he killed them (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police say a man's confession to an attorney led them to a murder scene in new Mexico. Police have arrested 37-year-old Ralph Montoya and booked him into jail on two counts of murder.
Roethlisberger's attorney: 'Ben is completely innocent' (USA Today)
A high-profile defense attorney hired by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Monday disputed a college student's claim that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub. The 20-year-old told police Roethlisberger, who had been out barhopping with friends, assaulted her early Friday. Roethlisberger has not been charged. "The facts show that there ...
Lawyer files application to verify divorce between Sultan and second wife (The Malay Mail)
KOTA BAHARU: A syarie lawyer, Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar today filed an application at the Syariah High Court here for verification of the Sultan of Kelantan's divorce of his second wife, Che Puan Elia Suhana Ahmad.
Kilpatrick's lawyer files motion to disqualify judge (Detroit Free Press)
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was ordered to stay in a courtroom while his lawyer appeals a motion to disqualify Judge David Groner.
AFL coach unfairly targeted: lawyer (The Age)
A lawyer for Fremantle AFL coach Mark Harvey says the former Bomber has been unfairly targeted in a police investigation after a toddler drowned at his Essendon house.
Iranian authorities imprison human rights lawyer (Payvand Iran News)
Mohammad Oliayifard, Iranian human rights lawyer and top court attorney was arrested on the morning of March 8 after being summoned by the Revolutionary court. Oliayifard, former organizer of Human Rights Activists Collective, was arrested by security forces in Tehran. -Zamaneh
Kilpatrick lawyer works to get judge thrown off case (Detroit News)
Detroit -- The lawyer for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick filed a motion today to disqualify Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner, accusing the judge of engaging in misconduct.
N.J. attorney general asks court to unseal troopers' disciplinary proceedings (The Record and Herald News)
TRENTON -- The attorney general yesterday asked an appellate court to unseal disciplinary proceedings involving seven troopers accused of sexually assaulting a college student more than two years ago.
Riddle, lawyer to appear in court (Detroit Free Press)
Sam Riddle says he has retained former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino as his lawyer.
Atlanta Immigration Attorney Karen Weinstock selected by Peers to The International Whos Who of Corporate Immigration ... (dBusinessNews.com)
Karen Weinstock, Atlanta immigration attorney, has been selected to the 2010 edition of The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. Karen Weinstock the managing attorney of the Atlanta Immigration Law Firm Siskind Susser has been selected to The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers (2010) in her specialty of Immigration Law.
Prosecutors to Seek Indictment Against Attorney for Murder of Former Partner's Ex-Wife (Law.com)
Dallas County prosecutors will seek an indictment for murder against plaintiffs attorney Scott Marshall in connection with the Dec. 20, 2009, shooting death of Staci Montgomery, the ex-wife of Marshall's former law partner, Bady Sassin. According to the Dallas County district attorney's office, prosecutors will present the case against Marshall to a grand jury on Friday. Montgomery's death ...
Zambia : Mahtani Group Lawyer, Others Take Fresh Plea (AllAfrica.com)
MAHTANI Group of Companies lawyer, Zaheeda Essa and 11 other workers yesterday took a fresh plea of not guilty to the charges of obstruction of justice after the State made amendments of the charges.
Prosecutors to Seek Indictment Against Attorney for Murder of Former Partner's Ex-Wife (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Dallas County prosecutors will seek an indictment for murder against plaintiffs attorney Scott Marshall in connection with the Dec. 20, 2009, shooting death of Staci Montgomery, the ex-wife of Marshall's former law partner, Bady Sassin.
Joseph I. Huesman, retired lawyer and Marine veteran, dies (Baltimore Sun)
Marine veteran served on ship carrying FDR Joseph Ignatius Huesman, a retired Towson lawyer and World War II veteran, died March 3 of a stroke at Oak Crest Village. He was 88.
Riddle's new lawyer ready to fight (Detroit Free Press)
Sam Riddle once posted on his Twitter account that he was looking for a "bare-knuckled fighter" to represent him in various legal battles. On Tuesday, his new lawyer, Richard Convertino, told reporters he's not all that familiar with Twitter, further explaining that "bare-knuckled fighters don't tweet."
Lawyer argues for sex offender on rape charge (The Salem News)
BEVERLY and mdash; Questions have emerged about a disabled man's claim that he was forced to engage in sexual acts by a Level 3 sex offender, as the accused's lawyer raised the possibility of an alibi and mdash; her client may have been attending a sex offender treatment session at the time.
Lawyers ask UN to help missing Chinese lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
An international group of lawyers wants a U.N. human rights body to help an activist Chinese lawyer who has been missing for more than a year.
Novell, IBM accused of collaborating to hurt Unix owner, lawyer says (Local Tech Wire)
Get the latest news alerts: Follow LTW at Twitter. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A trial in federal court that could have a major impact on the Linux operating system opened in Salt Lake City on Monday with The SCO Group’s lawyer taking aim at Novell and IBM.
N.J. attorney general asks court to reconsider closing troopers' sex case (Courier-Post)
New Jersey's attorney general has asked an appeals panel to reconsider a ruling that closes a disciplinary hearing for seven suspended state troopers embroiled in a sex scandal.
North Dakota attorney general discussing Minnesota carbon regulations (Pioneer Press)
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's attorney general plans to ask Minnesota officials to support changing a law that makes North Dakota's coal-generated electricity more expensive to sell in Minnesota.
Fishermen's Case Expected in Court by Year's End: Lawyer (Voice of the Common Man)
The lawyer who represents hundreds of fishermen who are fighting the tax man on the buy-back of their fishing licenses is confident they'll be in court by the end of the year.
UN expert concerned about missing Chinese lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A U.N. torture investigator said Wednesday he is very concerned about the fate of missing Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng and believes he has been severely tortured.
Elder Law: Used carefully, durable powers of attorney often prove useful (Naples Daily News)
Last week, I began to answer a reader’s question about the liability of a person acting under the authority of a durable power of attorney.Specifically, the reader was concerned about the liability of the agent (also called the “attorney-in-fact”) when acting for an elder who resides in a nursing home and who no longer has private funds to pay for care. The reader was concerned that the agent’s ...
Acevedo hires new lawyer for appeal (Florida Keys Keynoter)
Disgraced former Monroe County School District Superintendent Randy Acevedo has a high-profile Tampa-area lawyer taking over his appeal of three felony misconduct convictions.
Indigent defense gets a new look from Attorney General Eric Holder (Minnesota Public Radio)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said if more Americans knew how poorly the public defender system worked in many cases, "they would be shocked and angered." Legal representation of the poor in Minnesota, according to the legislative auditor, is hampered by caseloads that are too high. Two public defenders talk about what they see as a long overdue look at the system from the feds.
Murdoch lawyer is a new judge (Brisbane Times)
LACHLAN MURDOCH needs a new lawyer to tend his share of the News Corporation fortune after his representative on the family's multibillion-dollar trust, Allens Arthur Robinson partner Michael Ball, was announced as the NSW Supreme Court's next judge yesterday.
Appeal Courts Uphold Conviction of Athens Attorney (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
AG announces that appeals courts uphold conviction of Athens attorney and accountant for enticement, sexual abuse, imprisonment of two minor girls. Attorney General Troy King announced that state appeals courts have upheld the conviction of an Athens man who is an attorney and certified public accountant, for enticement, sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment of two minor girls.
Fla. attorney pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
Associated Press - March 10, 2010 12:14 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - A well-known South Florida attorney has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in what federal prosecutors say was a $2.5 million...
Athens attorney's conviction upheld (The Decatur Daily)
Attorney General Troy King announced that state appeals courts have upheld the conviction of an Athens attorney and certified public accountant for enticement, sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment of two minor girls.
Trump Casinos Need New Loan, Icahn Lawyer Tells Judge (Update2) (Bloomberg)
March 10 (Bloomberg) -- Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. , the bankrupt casino company pursued by two sets of competing billionaires, needs a new, court-approved loan to remain open, a lawyer for investor Carl Icahn said today in court.
Hamas releasing British journalist in Gaza: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Paul Martin, a British freelance journalist arrested by Hamas in the Gaza Strip last month and held on suspicion of espionage for Israel, was being released on Thursday, his lawyer and a Palestinian official said.
Attorney: Pa. officers with Roethlisberger at club (AP via Yahoo! News)
Two off-duty Pennsylvania law enforcement officers were with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at the Georgia nightclub where a woman accused him of sexual assault, and the two men didn't see anything inappropriate, an attorney for one of them said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Paul Martin to be released by Hamas (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Gaza lawyer says he expects his client, British free-lance journalist Paul Martin, to be released from Hamas custody.
Ebarle lawyer no objection to transfer of Ivler to NBI jail (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
A lawyer of the Ebarle family on Thursday said he poses no objection to the plan to transfer road rage suspect Jason Ivler to the National Bureau of Investigation provided Ivler’s stay at the NBI is only temporary.
Barrie lawyer sentenced to 22 months (Barrie Examiner)
A Barrie lawyer convicted of fraud and forgery stood and apologized to his victim and to his family just before he was taken off to jail, Wednesday. Myles McLellan, 56, a real estate lawyer who has since been disbarred, was sentenced to 22 months in jail.[...]
Dog law should focus on owners, lawyer tells panel (The Toledo Blade)
By IGNAZIO MESSINA BLADE STAFF WRITER An Illinois lawyer for a nonprofit animal-welfare group advised Toledo and Lucas County officials yesterday to target irresponsible dog owners rather than the dogs when drafting a new law. "You need to prevent these people - these reckless dog owners - from owning a dog because if you take one dog away, they are just going to get another," said Ledy ...
Ethics complaint filed against Hillsborough county attorney (The Tampa Tribune)
A Republican political consultant has filed an ethics complaint with the Florida Bar Association against embattled Hillsborough County Attorney Renee Lee.
DIOUF LAWYER DENIES ASSAULT (Sporting Life)
Diouf - back in Britain. El Hadji Diouf's lawyer has insisted allegations of assault against the Blackburn player are "erroneous". A woman in his home country Senegal has filed a complaint against the player that he assaulted her in a casino in June last year.