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Bolt not offensive to all, lawyer says
Claims by a lawyer for nine fair-skinned Aborigines about who was offended by columnist Andrew Bolt's articles should be ignored, Bolt's lawyer says.
Local attorney weighs in on Richardson trial
GREENVILLE N.C. - What goes on during the jury deliberation process?  Nine on Your Side asked a local attorney to weigh in.
Ligots failed to file tax returns: lawyer
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot admitted Wednesday that Ligot did not file an income tax return in 2001 while Erlinda Ligot failed to file an ITR from 2001-2004.
Bonds May Testify at Perjury Trial Over Steroid Use, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for Barry Bonds said the home-run king may take the stand in his own defense today in the federal trial where prosecutors have presented testimony from more than a dozen witnesses, including baseball players who said they received steroids from Bonds’s ex-trainer.
Local lawyer led troops at Antietam
A fellow lawyer once called Robert Toombs "an honest hater but steadfast friend."
Attorney: APR cited in firing of Spivery
Former Southern coach Rob Spivery. Former Southern coach Rob Spivery. Southern University believes it does not have to pay the remainder of Rob Spivery’s contract because the coach oversaw a men’s basketball program that had a low Academic Progress Rate, Spivery’s attorney said Tuesday afternoon.
Attorney-general comes to Foley's defence
South Australian Attorney-General John Rau has come to the defence of embattled Police Minister Kevin Foley.
Lawyer of slain Pittsburgh officer's estate files notice of intent to sue
A lawyer representing the estate of slain Pittsburgh police Officer Eric Kelly filed notice of intent to sue Allegheny County and its 911 center administrators on Monday, the second anniversary of the shootings in Stanton Heights that left Officer Kelly and two colleagues dead.
Lawyer of slain Pittsburgh officer's estate files notice of intent to sue
A lawyer representing the estate of slain Pittsburgh police Officer Eric Kelly filed notice of intent to sue Allegheny County and its 911 center administrators on Monday, the second anniversary of the shootings in Stanton Heights that left Officer Kelly and two colleagues dead.
Attorney general tells Framingham PTO to register as charity
Before Framingham's Townwide Parent-Teacher Organization can hold more fundraising events, it first must register as a charitable organization with the Massachusetts attorney general's office, a spokesman for the office said.
Attorney: Letters for Toole private
SCRANTON – An attorney for former Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole has asked a federal judge to deny a local media organization’s request to release 156 letters that were written on his behalf relating to his sentencing on a corruption charge.
City attorney placed on administrative leave
The Manhattan Beach City Council placed the city attorney on one-week paid administrative leave effective Tuesday, but have released few details on why.
Attorney general won't rule on Fighting Sioux meeting
Stenehjem says he can't address open-meeting issue in advance GRAND FORKS - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has declined an Associated Press request that he issue a legal opinion on whether the April 22 meeting involving North Dakota's Board of Higher Education, state officials and the NCAA should be open to the public.
Measure would curb limits on attorney-client privilege for government entities
A Senate panel passed a measure Tuesday that is designed to expand the attorney-client privilege between government entities and their lawyers.
Inside the district attorney`s office
Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson will be the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Estes Park`s regular meeting this Thursday. He will introduce the audience to the functions of the district attorney`s office.
Lawyer reprimanded over trust account
Anthony J. Scola, a Worcester lawyer, has been publicly reprimanded by the state Board of Bar Overseers.
Alabama attorney general to keep enforcing gambling laws
MONTGOMERY | The state's new attorney general said Tuesday he plans to continue the kind of enforcement that has closed three of four privately operated gambling halls that had reopened in recent weeks, but he wouldn't say if the last remaining hall at Greenetrack in west Alabama is his next target.
U.S. attorney wants to add federal muscle to local efforts
U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett visited Terre Haute on Tuesday to announce an initiative to attack violent crime, crack down on illegal guns and prosecute the most-violent criminals in west-central Indiana.
Texarkana lawyer picked for UA board
Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Texarkana lawyer John Goodson to the University of Arkansas board of trustees Tuesday.
Casey Anthony attorney suggests chloroform in trunk came from Caylee's bathing suit
An attorney for Casey Anthony today floated the hypothetical scenario that high chloroform levels found in the trunk of murder defendant's car came from Caylee Marie's bathing suit.
Gbagbo lawyer says France firing on leader's house
Laurent Gbagbo's European representative says French forces have opened fire on the residence of embattled Ivorian strongman from helicopters and a nearby rooftop.
Lawyer shot dead in QC
MANILA, Philippines – Unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a lawyer in Quezon City on Tuesday night, police said.
Journo lawyer remains quiet
The lawyer for Independent Newspapers journalist Carien du Plessis has declined to comment on a public personal attack launched against her client by the ANC Youth League.
Lawyer tries to ease teen’s guilty plea
LOCKPORT—As a Niagara Falls teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court to a role in a robbery that resulted in the victim’s death, her attorney said that she was compelled to participate.
District Attorney's Office take two women into custody for prostitution at Hereford Township business
The Berks County District Attorney’s office has issued a statement involving the arrest of two women in Hereford Township on charges of prostitution.
Reporter’s lawyer mum on ANCYL attack
The lawyer for journalist Carien du Plessis has declined to comment on a public personal attack launched against her client by the ANC Youth League.
Former lawyer Gérin absolved
Despite facing charges of creating and using a false divorce document in the mid-2000s – a crime punishable to up to ten years in prison – former Coaticook lawyer Michèle Gérin was unconditionally absolved of all the charges against her.
Attorney challenges client’s firing
SEVEN POINTS — A Dallas attorney says he will ask to file an appeal for a hearing in what he called "the firing" of his client, Raymond Winterstrom, from the Seven Points Police Department, earlier this week.  
Lawyer Scola gets reprimand
Anthony J. Scola, a Worcester lawyer, has been publicly reprimanded by the state Board of Bar Overseers.
Dissident lawyer sent to jail in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam, April 6 (UPI) -- A court in Hanoi sentenced a dissident lawyer to seven years in prison for "conducting anti-propaganda against the state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam."
Lawyer shot dead in QC
A 50-year-old lawyer was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding men at a gasoline station in Quezon City late Tuesday night, authorities said.
Casey Anthony attorney suggests chloroform in trunk came from Caylee's bathing suit
Casey Anthony attorney suggests chloroform in trunk came from Caylee's bathing suit
Alabama attorney general to keep enforcing gambling laws
MONTGOMERY | The state's new attorney general said Tuesday he plans to continue the kind of enforcement that has closed three of four privately operated gambling halls that had reopened in recent weeks, but he wouldn't say if the last remaining hall at Greenetrack in west Alabama is his next target.
Attorney General Demands MN Power Pay $6 million in Refunds
Minnesota's Attorney General asks PUC to order Minnesota Power to Refund Customers $6 Million due to overcharges.
'Lincoln Lawyer' author Michael Connelly is on a roll, and will speak in Dallas
Michael Connelly will speak in Dallas as part of Arts & Letters Live.
Mayfield Heights attorney permanently disbarred
Ohio Supreme Court permanently disbarred Mayfield Heights attorney Shondra C. Longino for 48 violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct
Conn. attorney general bill to be aired next week
Connecticut lawmakers say a public hearing on changing the qualifications to run for state attorney general is being rescheduled.
Attorney confronts town council
A month has passed since the New Brockton council agreed to transfer a parcel of land to the water and sewer department, but no deed has been signed. Now the New Brockton Water and Sewer Department attorney wants to know why.
Lawyer trades torts for tricks
Michael Armstrong is a lawyer clowning around under a big top and loving it.
Pennsylvania Attorney General files suit against Allcare Dental and Dentures
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office announced this afternoon its health care section filed a lawsuit against Allcare Dental and Dentures and three of its corporate leaders.
Lincoln Lawyer now fights foreclosures
Even lawyers are powerless against the economy.
Edmonton filmmaker admitted killing man: lawyer
The defence lawyer for an amateur filmmaker on trial for first-degree murder has told an Edmonton court that his client admitted killing another man in a publicity stunt gone wrong.
BigLaw Lawyer Named in $32M Insider-Trading Probe
A little early-morning insider-trading news to bring you, LBers, one that involves some high-profile law firms.
Lawyer: Man charged in $800K theft unfit for trial
The attorney for a 70-year-old man accused of embezzling about $800,000 from a Libertyville pain clinic told a judge today his client is unfit to stand trial.
Lawyer charged with insider trading on tech deals
Former Wilson Sonsini attorney allegedly involved in scheme that netted $32 million from Oracle’s deal for Sun and several others.
Lawyer: Michael Jackson Was Anguished Over His Finances
A defense lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor says the singer was so anguished about his deteriorating finances in his final days that he took desperate actions that caused his own death.
Edmonton filmmaker 'responsible' for man's death: lawyer
Mark Twitchell's lawyer told his high-profile murder trial Wednesday that the Edmonton filmmaker is "responsible for the death" of Johnny Altinger.
Timnath town attorney quits; follows out town manager, mayor
Timnath's town attorney resigned effective last night.
Local Attorney Receives Prestigious Award
A longtime St. lawrence County attorney has been honored with a prestigious award from the local Bar Association. Preston Carlisle has been practicing law in Ogdensburg for close to 50 years.
Lawyer, trader charged in insider-trading scheme involving Sun, 3Com tips
NEWARK, N.J.— A former lawyer and stock trader were arrested Wednesday and charged with running an insider trading scheme that brought in so much money the suspects spoke at one point about burning $175,000 in cash to avoid detection.