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Attorney General to review Baby P sentences (Daily Mail)
Attorney General to review Baby P sentences

Alderman's Lawyer Thinks Investigators Taped Call (CBS 13 Baltimore)
A lawyer for an Annapolis alderman accused of inappropriately touching a Naval Academy midshipman says he thinks the Naval Criminal Investigative Service may have recorded a phone call between the men.

Judge will consider bail for Paul Bergrin, lawyer accused of plotting to kill witnesses (The Star-Ledger)
A bail hearing is scheduled today in federal court in Newark for a prominent defense lawyer charged last week with intimidating and plotting to kill witnesses. Mike Derer/The Associated PressAttorney Paul Bergrin in Superior Court in Newark on May 9....

Katopodis attorney asks for trial delay (NBC 13 Birmingham)
John Katopodis’ attorney says the recently concluded Richard Scrushy civil trial requires a delay in Katopodis case.

Ex-McHenry Co. state's attorney aide pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft (Daily Herald)
Amy Dalby, the college student at the center of a 20-month special prosecutor probe into computer files swiped from the office of McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor this morning in another surprising twist to the politically charged investigation.

Rolling Prairie soldier's lawyer disputes evidence in manslaughter trail (22 WSBT South Bend)
FORT LEWIS, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for the Fort Lewis soldier accused of giving his 16-year-old girlfriend a fatal drug overdose says he was sleep-deprived when he told an investigator he gave her a pill.

Casey Anthony's new attorney to be revealed Thursday (Sun-Sentinel)
Jose Baez won't be the lead attorney of record for Casey Anthony after Thursday.

Lawyer killed (Sun Star)
A LAWYER who belongs to the prominent Cortes clan of Mandaue City died after two unidentified men attacked him last Tuesday as he stepped out of a church. read more

Trial was unfair, says Reid's lawyer (The Press)
Murderer and rapist Liam Reid's lawyer did not have enough time to prepare his defence after the late disclosure of DNA evidence, leading to an unfair trial, the Court of Appeal has heard.

Attorney general refiles criminal charges against ex-Rep. Veon (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The state Attorney General's Office today refiled 24 of 28 criminal charges against former Democratic Whip Mike Veon for allegedly diverting millions of dollars from a Beaver County nonprofit for his personal and political use.

Defense attorney accused of murder faces bail hearing (Asbury Park Press)
A New Jersey defense attorney charged with scheming to kill witnesses will find out whether he must stay in jail.

Lawyer: Mom tried to surrender before son's death (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer of a mother accused of suffocating her 3-year-old son says her client tried to surrender to police on an unrelated charge only hours before the boy was killed.

Lawyer: Spector maintains he didn't kill actress (USA Today)
Phil Spector's lawyer has filed a memorandum with the judge who will sentence the record producer, saying Spector still maintains he did not kill actress Lana Clarkson and is not responsible for her death.

Lawyer to fight extradition of US murder suspect (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a 26-year-old man accused of fatally shooting two young men in Georgia said Wednesday he will fight extradition because he believes his client will not receive a fair trial in the southern U.S. state.

Crowded field of Phila. U.S. attorney candidates (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
With a new temporary U.S. attorney in office, the search will soon swing into high gear for a top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, and former prosecutors, a state Supreme Court justice, and District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham have all expressed interest in the position.

Lawyer seeks trimmed prison time for Phil Spector (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Phil Spector said in a court document filed Wednesday that the music producer maintains he did not kill actress Lana Clarkson and is not responsible for her death.

House arrest system worth preserving, lawyer says (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A prominent St. John's lawyer says a fatal incident earlier this month on Newfoundland's northeast coast was tragic, but does not prove that house arrest is useless.

Attorney for teen accused of killing Dillard classmate seeks insanity defense (Sun-Sentinel)
The attorney for a teen girl accused of killing a classmate at Dillard High School said today he will seek an insanity defense.

New attorney added to Casey Anthony team (Boston Herald)
ORLANDO, Fla. - A new attorney has been added to the legal defense team of a central Florida mother charged with killing her daughter. Andrea Lyon will now help represent...

New Casey Anthony attorney is death-penalty expert (Sun-Sentinel)
The newest attorney to join Casey Anthony's defense team is a death-penalty expert from Chicago who has tried more than 130 homicide cases, her legal team announced today.

Attorney: 'Rockefeller' thought daughter he took during visit spoke to him telepathically (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - A man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller believed he was communicating telepathically with his daughter and she was telling him she needed to be rescued, a defense attorney told jurors Thursday to begin his kidnapping trial.

Former Tyco Lawyer Mark Belnick Settles SEC Lawsuit (Update3) (Bloomberg)
May 2 (Bloomberg) -- Tyco International Ltd.'s former top lawyer, Mark Belnick, settled civil claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission accusing him of failing to disclose a $14 million loan from the company, the agency said in a statement.

Akron attorney suspended (Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron attorney suspended

Lawyer’s ‘killer’ (Sun Star)
INVESTIGATORS already know who probably killed a lawyer in Mandaue City and what he looks like, but have yet to find and arrest him, said Mandaue City Police Office Director Orlando Ualat. read more

GM’s ‘Main Street’ Bondholders Would Be Losers, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- The loser in a General Motors Corp. bankruptcy would be Main Street, not Wall Street, says a lawyer who represented Chrysler LLC’s dissident lenders and who is organizing some GM bondholders.

Attorney: Rihanna To Appear In Court (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Rihanna's attorney says she will appear at a hearing next month as a possible witness in the assault case against Chris Brown. Donald Etra says prosecutors have told him Rihanna will receive a subpoena to testify during a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles on June 22. He says she will comply with the order.

Attorney: Rihanna will come to court (AP via Yahoo! News)
Rihanna's attorney says she will appear at a hearing next month as a possible witness in the assault case against Chris Brown.

Conway attorney reports missing money, Myrtle Beach couple charged (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A Myrtle Beach couple were arrested on charges related to $250,000 missing from a Conway attorney&#x

Attorney: Rihanna will come to court (Channel 8 San Diego)
Associated Press - May 28, 2009 1:13 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rihanna's attorney says she will appear at a hearing next month as a possible witness in the assault case against Chris...

Brooke Astor's estate lawyer says the philanthropist wanted her vacation property in Maine to be passed down to her grandson one day. But her son was against making it official. Attorney Henry Christensen testified Thursday that Astor wanted...

Attorney: Rihanna will come to Chris Brown hearing (AP via Yahoo! News)
Rihanna is among the witnesses whom prosecutors plan to call during a hearing in Chris Brown's assault case, an attorney said Thursday.

Attorney: Rihanna will come to court (USA Today)
Rihanna's attorney says she will appear at a hearing next month as a possible witness in the assault case against Chris Brown.

Allegiance of Lawyer Is Examined at Astor Trial (New York Times)
The prosecution portrayed Brooke Astor?s lawyer as conflicted in his loyalties as he continued his testimony in the fraud trial of her son, Anthony D. Marshall.

Rihanna to testify in Chris Brown hearing, lawyer says (CNN)
Singer Rihanna cleared her schedule to testify next month in the case against singer Chris Brown, who is charged with brutally beating her earlier this year, her lawyer said.

Astor?s Lawyer Says Son Fretted Over His Inheritance (New York Times)
Brooke Astor?s trusts and estates lawyer testified that her son tried to compute the value of what she planned to leave to him.

2 Current, 3 Former Federal Prosecutors Are Finalists for U.S. Attorney for D.C. (Washington Post)
Two current and three former federal prosecutors have emerged as finalists to become the U.S. attorney for the District, according to sources familiar with the process.

Virginia GOP Convention Faces Tough Choice for Attorney General Nominee (Washington Post)
Virginia Republican activists face a delicate balancing act this weekend when they select a nominee for attorney general at the party's statewide convention in Richmond.

Manhattan District Attorney Candidate Seeks to Raise His Profile (New York Times)
Richard M. Aborn, a Democratic candidate for Manhattan district attorney, is promoting his rising number of endorsements to improve his chances in the primary.

Attorney: Rihanna will come to Chris Brown hearing (Chicago Tribune)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna's attorney says the singer will appear at a hearing next month as a possible witness in the assault case against Chris Brown.

Astor’s Son Hid $2 Million Fee for Painting Sale, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Anthony Marshall , accused of swindling millions of dollars from his mother, Brooke Astor , didn’t disclose his fee for arranging the $10 million sale of a Childe Hassam painting she owned, her former lawyer said.

Flood of injury charges not likely: Lawyer (The Toronto Sun via Yahoo! Canada News)
A guilty verdict in the death of Manny Castillo likely won"t open the floodgates to other sport injury charges, but it highlights the need to define the "line of consent" for athletes, a sports lawyer said yesterday.

Solgen, PCGG colluding with Tan, says Imelda lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer for former First Lady Imelda Marcos has accused government lawyers of colluding with lawyers of business tycoon Lucio Tan to dump the government’s P51 billion lawsuit against his assets.

Lawyer: Rihanna will testify if called (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Rihanna's lawyer said Los Angeles prosecutors are expected to call the pop star to testify at singer Chris Brown's court hearing next month.

Nigeria: Pointblanknews.com Blackmailer's Lawyer, Giwa-Amu Docked for False Information (AllAfrica.com)
The six count charge of providing false information to the Inspector General of Police, punishable under section 125A of the Criminal Code Cap Cl7, Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003, brought against Lagos lawyer, Aig Gabriel Giwa-Amu, was on Friday, April 17 adjourned till June 5, 2009.

'Rihanna will face former lover Chris Brown in court, ' says singer's lawyer (Daily Mail)
Rihanna's lawyer has said that the pop star will appear at a hearing next month as a possible witness in the assault case against Chris Brown.

NC Attorney General cracking down on Peak Fitness (WBTV Charlotte)
(The following announcement is from the office of NC Attorney General Roy Cooper.)

SEC lawyer says former Kmart CEO used 'lies, deceptions' to mislead investors in '01 (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A government lawyer says the former head of Kmart Corp. used "lies, deceptions and half-truths" to keep investors in the dark about a cash crisis in the months before a 2002 bankruptcy.

Pedro Nava, Alberto Torrico Jump Into Attorney General Race to Replace Jerry Brown (HispanicBusiness.com)
The politics surrounding the high-stakes race to replace California Attorney General Jerry Brown took a new twist on Thursday after state assemblyman and former prosecutor Pedro Nava jumped into the campaign, a move that further complicates what is expected to be a competitve and expensive 2010 election.

North Carolina Attorney General wins court order against Peak Fitness (BizJournals)
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has won a court order requiring the health club chain Peak Fitness to secure required bonds before it collects prepaid gym memberships and similar fees from customers.

U.S. Attorney: Asbestos company alterted test results (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A Syracuse area asbestos air monitoring company has been indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment accuses the company of running a scheme in which asbestos was removed illegally,...