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'Lawyer' for US missionaries in Haiti is arrested (AP via Yahoo! News)
Dominican police have arrested a fugitive who acted as the lawyer for U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children.
Charges against attorney dropped (FOX 11 Green Bay)
Sexual assault, false imprisonment and battery charges against a prominent Appleton defense attorney have been dropped at prosecutors’ request. Click the headline to read the full story.
U.S. attorney: High-ranking Sac gang member pleads guilty (The Sacramento Bee)
A high-ranking member of a Sacramento area street gang has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney in Sacramento.
Lawyer to U.S. missionaries in Haiti arrested (MSNBC)
A man who acted as a lawyer for U.S. missionaries who were detained in Haiti has now been arrested in the Dominican Republic on migrant-trafficking charges.
Judge declines request by Houston's lawyer to withdraw from case (Knoxville News Sentinel)
KINGSTON — A judge this afternoon denied a motion by Rocky Joe Houston’s lawyer to withdraw from the case.
Attorney: Prosecutors' murder case has big holes (Chicago Tribune)
The attorney defending a McHenry man charged with murdering a Johnsburg teen nearly eight years ago said today prosecutors can't even prove that the supposed victim is dead. "I'm having a hard time understanding how they ever had enough evidence to charge this defendant," said Brian F. Telander, attorney for Mario Casciaro. Casciaro, 26, of the 2700 block of North Patricia Lane, was charged last ...
'Lawyer' for US missionaries in Haiti is arrested (AP via Yahoo! News)
A fugitive who once acted as the lawyer for a group of U.S. Baptist missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children was arrested on human-trafficking charges, authorities said Friday.
Attorney Accused -- Again -- of Trading Legal Services for Sexual Favors (Law.com)
When Connecticut attorney Ira S. Mayo allegedly offered to waive a client's fees in exchange for a naked back rub, he triggered an investigation that seems to have jeopardized his law license over an encounter with a woman. It's familiar territory for Mayo: In 2005, his license was suspended for 15 months for making unwanted sexual advances toward clients referred to him by the Susan B. Anthony ...
Detroit lawyer: Text deal copy lost, forgotten (Detroit News)
A top city lawyer accused of keeping the public, two judges and the City Council in the dark about former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's text messages lost her copy of the agreement and forgot it existed, her attorney told a lawyers' panel Friday.
Attorney General Eric Holder defends lawyers for detainees (Deseret News)
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is defending lawyers who represent unpopular clients like terror suspects....
Man who acted as lawyer for US missionaries in Haiti detained on migrant-trafficking charges, LT (Fox News)
Man who acted as lawyer for US missionaries in Haiti detained on migrant-trafficking charges.
'Lawyer' for US missionaries in Haiti is arrested (Fox News)
Dominican police have arrested a fugitive who acted as the lawyer for U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children.
Local news: Lawyer lost track of deal (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit city lawyer Valerie Colbert-Osamuede lost track of, but did not hide, her signed copy of the first police whistle-blower settlement agreement that leveraged explosive text messages into an $8.4-million settlement, her lawyer told an Attorney Discipline Board panel Friday.
'Lawyer' for US missionaries in Haiti is arrested (Fox News)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A fugitive who once acted as the lawyer for a group of U.S. Baptist missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children was arrested on human-traffick...
Lawyer: Kelantan, Terengganu have no right to royalties (The Malaysian Insider)
By Adib Zalkapli KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — All peninsular states have no right to oil royalty payments for petroleum found in waters beyond three nautical miles of their shores, a lawyer has claimed today. “The legislative and constitutional framework all point to the fact that the states in West Malaysia — Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang — never possess or have any right whatsoever over the sea ...
Former lawyer faces prison time (The Buffalo News)
Kevin J. Love, a former lawyer with long-standing drinking and cocaine problems, was told Friday he faces a prison term of up to four years after he admitted violating terms of the probation he received months ago.
Former sewer attorney loses appeal over claim (The Buffalo News)
The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court ruled Friday that former Niagara County Sewer District Attorney Robert J. Roberson is not entitled to more than $17,000 he claimed the district owed him when he was removed as its lawyer in January 2006.
Attorney: Miss. prom called off to settle 'explosive' issue (USA Today)
An attorney for the Itawamba County School District said in a U.S. District Court filing late Friday that the school board decided to call off the high school prom to settle the "very explosive and disruptive issue" of the district's ban on same-sex dates.
Winona County Attorney will prosecute misdemeanors (Post-Bulletin)
WINONA — The city of Winona joined St. Charles and Lewiston in accepting an offer by the Winona County Attorney's office to do free prosecution of misdemeanors for at least two years.
Iowa Supreme Court suspends Floyd County attorney (The Gazette)
The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Floyd County Attorney Jess Marzen for at least six months for violating professional conduct rules before he took office. In Friday’s ruling, the high court said Marzen would be suspended for having a sexual relationship with a client in 2006 and for [...]
Attorney General says colleges can’t protect gays (The Virginia Gazette)
RICHMOND – State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking the state’s public colleges and universities to rescind their policies banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Lady Gaga - Gagas Lawyer Hits Back At Lawsuit (ContactMusic)
LADY GAGA's lawyer has hit back at a multi-million dollar lawsuit from her former mentor, insisting the business agreement between the pair was "unlawful".Producer Rob...
Slidell mayor and city council quibble over attorney general's opinion (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
 Weeks after Mayor Ben Morris called a news conference to tout a state attorney general's opinion outlining the authority of the mayor and City Council for making budget decisions, council members called their own presser on Wednesday to respond.Morris...
Search for Fort Worth lawyer continues at central Texas lake (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and recent judicial primary victor Tom Zachry went missing Friday afternoon after his bass boat capsized on Lake Aquila.
Floyd County Attorney Suspension (KIMT Mason City)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Floyd County Attorney Jess Marzen for at least six months for violating professional conduct rules before he took office.
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.
Former teacher didn’t intend to starve cats, lawyer says (Sun-Sentinel)
She feared stalker at Boca apartment Allison Dinsmore never intended to starve her cats to death, according to her lawyer.
Attorney, writer Bruce Laxalt dies after battle with ALS (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Reno attorney and writer Bruce Laxalt died Friday in Reno after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
Judge’s attorney: Petition allegations are ‘baseless’ (Delaware County Daily Times)
Allegations that former Delaware County Republican Party Chairman Tom Judge Sr., did not personally circulate nominating petitions for 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Pat Meehan are “baseless,” according to Judge’s attorney.
Lawyer Joyce David probed for requesting $50K in public funds to defend bouncer Darryl Littlejohn (New York Daily News)
A prominent Brooklyn lawyer is under investigation for asking for $50,000 in public funds to defend murderous bouncer Darryl Littlejohn - after agreeing to take the case for free, the Daily News has learned.
City to bid out attorney contract (Nevada Journal)
After nearly 10 years of service, Don Juhl may or may not be returning as Nevada’s city attorney this July.
City objects to lawyer’s serving two plaintiffs (The Columbian)
Attorneys for Vancouver have filed a motion asking that a lawyer deeply involved in the litigation brought by three current and former Vancouver Police Department employees be disqualified from trying the case of former officer Chris Kershaw. Attorney Greg Ferguson represents Kershaw, who is in the middle of a lawsuit against the city, and Sgt. Dave Henderson and Cpl. Randy Braaksma, who have ...
Attorney General candidates face off at GOP breakfast (The Huntsville Times)
Luther Strange told Huntsville Republicans Saturday that unlike his GOP primary opponent, Attorney General Troy King, he wouldn't hesitate to take control of Gov. Bob Riley's Task Force on Illegal Gambling.
Sting on defense attorney at issue in Boyce murder case appeal (Daily Press)
— One early Monday afternoon in August 2004, Hampton attorney Charles Haden was at home, working at his computer, when he got an unexpected phone call.
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.
Longtime Strongsville attorney Kenneth E. Ramsey died March 13: Sun Star-Courier Obituary (Sun Star Courier)
Kenneth E. Ramsey, 80, of Strongsville, died March 13. He was a Strongsville attorney for 43 years.
Ohio Attorney General Makes Stop in the Ohio Valley (The Charleston State Journal)
Attorney General Richard Cordray will be in Mingo Junction
Ruling could close trailer parks: lawyer (Victoria Times Colonist)
A court judgment handed down this week will make it harder for mobile-home-park owners to attract new tenants, and one lawyer says it could shutter trailer parks across the province.
LADY GAGA'S LAWYER HITS BACK AT LAWSUIT (New Kerala)
LADY GAGA's lawyer has hit back at a multi-million dollar lawsuit from her former mentor, insisting the business agreement between the pair was "unlawful".
Report says new name in U.S. attorney saga (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Capitol Hill publication says a new name has emerged as a possible replacement for Oxford's Christi McCoy's candidacy for North Mississippi's new U.S. attorney.
Rio’s Hu Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Colleague’s Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Rio Tinto Group’s Stern Hu has plead guilty to charges of bribery, lawyer Tao Wuping said. Hu faced bribery charges for about 6 million yuan, Tao, who represents colleague Liu Caikui said today after the morning court hearing.
Rio’s Hu Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charge, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Rio Tinto Group’s Stern Hu , detained for almost nine months in China, pleaded guilty today to charges of bribery in a Shanghai court, a lawyer said.
Three Rio accused plead guilty on bribery: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Three of the four Rio executives on trial in Shanghai pleaded guilty to taking bribes, including the Australian national Stern Hu, a lawyer for one of the accused said on Monday.
Rio’s Hu Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charge, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg)
March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Australian Stern Hu , Rio Tinto Group’s iron ore executive in China, pleaded guilty to bribery charges in a Shanghai court, the lawyer for one of his colleagues facing the same charges said.
Lawyer seeks disqualification of six presidential bets (GMA News)
A lawyer on Monday formally asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify the six presidential candidates who were previously identified to have violated rules covering campaign materials.
Hu pleads guilty to bribes: lawyer (The Age)
Australian iron ore salesman Stern Hu has pleaded guilty to taking bribes, according to a defence lawyer for one of his co-accused colleagues.
Attorney drops challenge to Vero Beach police forcibly taking blood in DUI cases (Indian River Press Journal)
VERO BEACH — A defense attorney has dropped his challenge of the city Police Department’s use of a search warrant for forcibly taking a blood sample in the drunken driving case of a Port St. Lucie woman.
Texas Attorney General to challenge health care bill (WOAI San Antonio)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott plans to challenge health care legislation that was passed by the U.S. House Sunday night.
Va. attorney general to sue over health-reform law (WTKR Norfolk)
Va. attorney general to sue over health-reform law Less than eight hours after Congress passed sweeping health care reforms, Virginia's attorney general announced a legal challenge.
Supreme Court To Review $14M Judgment Against Orleans District Attorney (WDSU New Orleans)
The nation's highest court will review a $14 million judgment against the Orleans Parish District Attorney in a lawsuit stemming from a wrongful conviction that sent a man to death row.