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Whitney Houston not headed to rehab, lawyer says (KIVI Boise)
Whitney Houston's lawyer slammed the National Enquirer report claiming that the singer is headed to rehab.
Attorney General Troy King To Announce Stand On Casino Task Force (NBC 15 Mobile)
The commander of the governor's task force on illegal gambling says he expects Alabama attorney general Troy King will announce he is taking over the task force at a Monday...
Rio’s Hu Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charge, Lawyer Says (Update3) (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, said the lawyer for one of his colleagues facing the same accusations.
Attorney-general must follow own advice (Otago Daily Times)
What happens when a proposed piece of legislation is judged by the attorney-general fundamentally to contravene individual rights? Surely, he informs his Cabinet colleagues, then proceeds to vote against it.
Fla. Attorney General To Challenge Fed Health Plan (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is already calling the new federal health care plan illegal and announced that he will join a federal lawsuit. VIDEO REPORT: Health Care Passes PARTY LINES: Fla. Legislators Vote On Plan FLORIDA FIGHT: Proposal Challenges Fed Plan
ESOP Attorney Thomas H. Mug to Address 2010 Employee Ownership Conference in Minneapolis (dBusinessNews.com)
MARCH 22, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri … Thomas H. Mug, J.D., LL.M, an attorney with the law firm of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C., in St. Louis, will be an expert speaker at the 2010 Employee Ownership Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by The National Center for Employee Ownership and The Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego, on April ...
Attorney: Mumbai Widow's Time in US Restricted (ABC News)
Attorney: Israeli widow of Mumbai attack victim faces time limits in US to visit kids in NY New York - United States - Law - Law Enforcement - Prosecuting Attorneys
Attorney General No Decision On Health Care (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic attorney general hasn't decided whether he'll challenge the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend. In a statement, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Monday that he's got his top staff researching the issue and he's conferring with other attorneys general around the country. State lawmakers - who begin their annual ...
Rio’s Hu Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charge, Lawyer Says (Update4) (Bloomberg)
March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Australian Stern Hu , a Rio Tinto Group iron ore executive in China, pleaded guilty to bribery charges in a Shanghai court, according to the lawyer for one of his colleagues facing the same accusations.
China May Seek Five Years Prison for Rio’s Workers, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 23 (Bloomberg) -- China may seek prison sentences of at least five years for Australian Stern Hu and his three Rio Tinto Group colleagues after accusing them of taking bribes to sell iron ore, said a lawyer representing one of the defendants.
Bullock to dump Jesse, looking at hiring a divorce lawyer: report (New York Post)
Cheating motorcycle mechanic Jesse James could be out of the picture real soon because his betrayed wife Sandra Bullock is reportedly looking to hire a divorce lawyer. Bullock's reps have been in touch with several high-end lawyers, including Lance Spiegel, who handled divorces for Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear and...
China May Seek Prison for Rio’s Workers, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg)
March 23 (Bloomberg) -- China may seek prison sentences of at least five years for Australian Stern Hu and his three Rio Tinto Group colleagues after accusing them of taking bribes to sell iron ore, said a lawyer representing one of the defendants.
Floyd County board slates hearing on attorney (The Des Moines Register)
Charles City, Ia. — Floyd County supervisors have taken steps toward replacing County Attorney Jesse Marzen.
Attorney General, The Superman of Malaysia? (Malaysia Today)
By Lai Chee Hoe Considering the implications of the Attorney General’s wide discretionary powers and why even the humblest citizenry ought to be more vigilant towards any abuse of those powers. Recently, a few of my clients who needed criminal law advice asked me a similar question. Question: “If there is no clear evidence, why are the police still pressing charges?” This question is ...
Attorney General, The Superman of Malaysia? (Malaysia Today)
By Lai Chee Hoe Considering the implications of the Attorney General’s wide discretionary powers and why even the humblest citizenry ought to be more vigilant towards any abuse of those powers.
Ethics Board Hires Lawyer To Lead Inquiry Into Bernhard Contributions (Hartford Courant)
The state's ethics board Monday voted to spend up to $10,000 for an outside lawyer to look into three prohibited campaign contributions for $250 that led board Chairman Kenneth Bernhard to resign March 4.
Wisconsin attorney general urged to oppose health care (Fond du Lac Reporter)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s two Republican candidates for governor, legislators and leaders of the tea party movement called on the state’s attorney general on Monday to challenge the constitutionality of the federal health reform bill that won narrow approval in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Attorney: Move reggae star from Pinellas jail (WTSP-TV Tampa)
TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- The attorney for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton wants his client moved from the Pinellas County jail -- for diet concerns. Attorney David Markus filed the motion Monday. A hearing is set for Friday morning.
Attorney general to speak today on ’buying-club’ company accused of fraud (The Des Moines Register)
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. to announce his office court victory over a "buying-club" company accused of consumer fraud violations in the marketing of memberships costing millions to almost 500,000 Iowans over two decades.
Court: Suspects must specifically ask for lawyer (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that suspects being interrogated by police must be explicit in their request for a lawyer.
Attorney: Mother not fit for trial (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
WATERLOO - The attorney for a Waterloo mother charged inconnection with the death of her infant son alleges she isn'tcompetent to stand trial.
Update: Gov. Pawlenty asks Attorney General Lori Swanson to review 'legal issues' of federal health-care reform (MinnPost)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty sent a letter today to Attorney General Lori Swanson asking her to review “legal issues” raised by the just-passed federal health-care-reform package.
Judge ticks off lawyer of man accused of molesting young son of good friend (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE : The lawyer representing a 44—year—old man on trial for sexually abusing an eight—year—old boy was ticked off by the trial judge for asking the victim complicated questions during a cross—examination.
Lawyer: Man Gives DNA Samples In Madison Death Probe (FOX CT Hartford)
The lawyer for a man whose ex-wife was found slain in Madison two weeks ago says his client has given DNA and hair samples to police to comply with a search warrant.
Judge ticks off lawyer of man accused of molesting young son of good friend (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE : The lawyer representing a 44-year-old man on trial for sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy was ticked off by the trial judge for asking the victim complicated questions during a cross-examination.
Runaway Toyotas: Lawyer Demands New Trial for Imprisoned Driver of Camry in Fatal Crash (ABC News)
Lawyers for a driver serving eight years in prison after his out-of-control Toyota killed three people at a Minnesota intersection will file a motion Tuesday demanding a new trial, saying new evidence shows sudden unintended acceleration may have caused the accident. Toyota - Minnesota - Lawyer - Sudden unintended acceleration - Trial
Rajaratnam Lawyer Argues Over Wiretap Turnover (Update1) (Bloomberg)
March 23 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer for Raj Rajaratnam argued before a federal appeals panel that the Galleon Group LLC founder shouldn’t be forced to give wiretap recordings to regulators, as one of the judges suggested the wiretaps’ lawfulness should be determined first.
Va. attorney general sues over federal health care overhaul (The Virginian-Pilot)
By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON RICHMOND Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government's health care overhaul law.
Former Bush lawyer takes Fifth on assault (UPI)
STAMFORD, Conn., March 23 (UPI) -- A former Bush administration lawyer charged with attacking his wife refused to answer questions at a Connecticut hearing, citing the Fifth Amendment.
Dallas attorney indicted for Addison murder (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
DALLAS  --  A Dallas personal injury attorney arrested for the killing of his former law partner's ex-wife last year has been indicted on a murder charge, according to the Dallas County District Attorney's office. A grand jury indicted 39-year old Scott Matthew Marshall last week in the December shooting of Stacy Michelle Montgomery, 25, in Addison.  Marshall remains in the Dallas County Jail ...
Cuban attorney general out due to health reasons (AP via Yahoo! News)
Cuba announced its second leadership shake-up of the month on Tuesday, replacing Attorney General Juan Escalona Reguera, who fought under Fidel and Raul Castro in the rebel army that toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista more than half a century ago.
Healthcare reform: Who wins when governor, attorney general clash? (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)
Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna's crusade against healthcare reform has a motto, it seems. “Congress has never passed a law requiring its citizens to buy a commercial product,” says the Republican in a phone conversation.
Bullock not seeking divorce lawyer, rep says (MSNBC)
Sandra Bullock has not been looking for a divorce lawyer — and neither has husband Jesse James, their reps tell PEOPLE.
Court May Give Hu Verdict Within a Month, Defense Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- A court in Shanghai may give a verdict in the bribery and commercial secrets case against four Rio Tinto Group executives including Australian Stern Hu within a month, Tao Wuping a lawyer for one of the accused said today.
Court Asked to Question Billionaire Du in Rio Case, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Judges in the Shanghai trial of four Rio Tinto Group iron ore executives should question Chinese steel billionaire Du Shuanghua about his evidence on bribery claims, a defense lawyer said.
Three Rio defendants contest secrets charge: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Three of the four Rio Tinto employees on trial for stealing state secrets have contested the charge, Zhang Peihong, a lawyer for one of the defendants said on Wednesday.
Attorney: Trial Involving Rio Tinto's Staff Ends (Fox News)
Attorney: Trial Involving Rio Tinto's Staff Ends
Rio Judges Should Question Billionaire Du, Defense Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- The trial of four Rio Tinto Group executives wrapped up today in Shanghai with a defense lawyer asking judges to question a Chinese steel billionaire over payment to one of the defendants.
Sandra Bullock not looking for divorce lawyer (Vietnam Net)
Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock has not been seeking a divorce lawyer, and reports of her doing so are "completely false," the actress's representative told PEOPLE magazine.
Lawyer Wants Off Riddle's Trial (ClickOnDetroit)
A lawyer for Detroit political consultant Sam Riddle is asking a judge to take him off a second corruption case. This one in Southfield.
Ex-Santa Cruz city attorney denied parole (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Former Santa Cruz City Attorney Kenneth Donney, who was convicted of the 1995 stabbing death of his wife, has been denied a bid for parole.
£1.3m budget for attorney general (BBC News)
The Attorney General designate for Northern Ireland is offered an operating budget of £1.3m to carry out his duties.
DR. CONRAD MURRAY'S LAWYER SLAMS BODYGUARD'S CLAIMS (New Kerala)
A lawyer for DR. CONRAD MURRAY has blasted a leaked witness statement from one of MICHAEL JACKSON's employees which alleges the medic stopped efforts to revive the star and hid drug vials at the scene - calling the claims "inconsistent".
Lawyer Arriola pleads guilty (Saipan Tribune)
Lawyer Joseph Aldan Arriola pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to stealing over $600,000 from an estate's account. The 42-year-old Arriola pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud as part of a plea agreement with the U.S. government.
Lawyer for Templeton man involved in fatal accident says his client is innocent (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
The lawyer for the Templeton accused of driving drunk and causing a deadly accident in San Francisco last week, says he expect all charges in the case to be dropped Thursday. That crash happened early last Friday morning. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Dwain Davis was driving under the influence of alcohol and crashed into a dump truck. That truck was then pushed into a pedestrian, who died ...
MN attorney general sues Calif. nonprofit (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Minnesota's attorney general is suing a California nonprofit for allegedly selling college entrance test prep materials to parents in part by misrepresenting that the money would go to scholarships for poor children.
Garcetti Endorses Kamala Harris For Attorney General (The Huffington Post)
What's Your Reaction? In the race for California's Attorney General, one of L.A.'s top politicians has chosen to support San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.
City Attorney Accused Of Domestic Violence (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A domestic violence arrest has led the Newport Beach city attorney to go on voluntary administrative leave.
U.S. Attorney's Office Release Photos of Gilbert Arenas' Guns (New England Sports Network)
Photos of hand guns that belong to Washington Wizards player Gilbert Arenas have been released by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Judging by the images, it's apparent that Arenas has a real passion for firearms or is a very big fan of a certain James Bond movie. Assistant U.S. attorney Christopher Kavanaugh is advocating for a three-month jail sentence for Arenas for ...
Ga. attorney general won't sure over health care reform (The Augusta Chronicle)
ATLANTA - Georgia's attorney general said his office won't join in a lawsuit seeking to overturn a sweeping healthcare reform bill signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama .