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Baquerfo lawyer asks Gwen to tell Granada to leave (Sun Star)
ASK Demetrio Granada to vacate the old Tudela town hall and stop claiming to be the mayor, Tudela Mayor Rogelio Baquerfo Sr.’s lawyer yesterday asked Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. read more

Ottawa mayor's lawyer attacks star Crown witness (CHCH News)
OTTAWA - Terry Kilrea was "reckless" in not checking his facts when he swore an affidavit alleging that Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien offered him inducements to withdraw from the 2006 mayoral race, says the mayor's lawyer.

Attorney: 5 fired Ala. officers followed training (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for five Alabama police officers says they were following their training when they were caught on videotape beating an unconscious suspect.

Lawyer: Plot suspect 'intellectually challenged' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer says one of four men accused of trying to bomb two New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes upstate is "intellectually challenged" and has trouble understanding complex concepts.

Attorney: 5 fired Ala. police followed training (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for five Birmingham police officers who were fired after being shown on videotape beating an inert suspect said Thursday they thought the man was conscious and armed.

Cornell Loses Bid for $12 Million in Attorney Fees in Lengthy Patent Battle (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Although its attorneys engaged in some "marginally" vexatious litigation tactics, Hewlett-Packard should not be forced to pay some $12 million in attorney fees incurred by Cornell University during a protracted patent infringement battle over computer technology, a federal judge has ruled.

Bribery case resting on word of charged bureaucrat, lawyer says (CBC.ca)
The lawyer for a former Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet minister has challenged the strength of the Crown's evidence to support a bribery charge.

Lawyer argues Tran not a target (The Calgary Sun via Yahoo! Canada News)
Reputed gangster Jackie Tran"s potential as a target of a gang hit should not have been used to uphold his deportation, his lawyer says.

Guatemalan Leaders Under Pall in Lawyer?s Killing (New York Times)
A lawyer made a video days before his shooting death that blamed the president of Guatemala and others for the killing. The allegations have thrown the country into a political crisis.

Authorities to review indicted NJ lawyer's cases (The Record and Herald News)
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office will review all the cases handled by a defense lawyer who is charged with plotting to kill a witness.

Aung San Suu Kyi proclaims her innocence: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed her innocence in front of a prison tribunal, her lawyer said on Friday.

Dirk Nowitzki’s attorney expresses doubt about Taylor’s pregnancy claim (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Dirk Nowitzki’s attorney released a statement on Thursday voicing doubt about Cristal Taylor’s claim that she is pregnant with Nowitzki’s child.

Kho's lawyer backs anti-voyeurism law (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of embattled cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hayden Kho on Friday said she is backing the passage of a law that would criminalize voyeurism.

Suu Kyi proclaims her innocence in court: lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
YANGON - Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed her innocence in front of a prison tribunal Friday, her lawyer said.

Jelena Dokic's father charged over threats to ambassador: Lawyer (The Times of India)
BELGRADE: The father of tennis star Jelena Dokic has been charged over threatening the Australian ambassador to Serbia and illegal possession of firearms, his lawyer said Friday.

Attorney general taking over Nacogdoches casino case (The Longview News-Journal)
Because of possible conflicts of interests, the Nacogdoches district attorney's office has handed over the prosecution against a trailer home casino that was raided by local authorities nearly seven weeks ago to the state attorney general's office, based in Austin.

Attorney: Settlement reached in Blunt firing case (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
An attorney says a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing former Missouri Gov.

Attorney: Settlement reached in Blunt firing case (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney says a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt of wrongful termination and defamation in the firing of a staff attorney who questioned the office's e-mail deletion practices.

Attorney: Settlement reached in Blunt firing case (The Kansas City Star)
Report: Settlement reached in lawsuit accusing ex-Gov. Matt Blunt of wrongful termination and defamation in the firing of a staff attorney.

New Evidence Presented In Fort Smith Lawyer Misconduct Case (KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville)
A retired judge has heard additional claims of misconduct by an Arkansas lawyer -- including details of a federal indictment he faces in Oklahoma.

Defense attorney claims pregnancy means sexual assault victim wasn't traumatized (The Express-Times)
A Northampton County judge rebuked a defense attorney today who claimed a teenaged sexual assault victim was not traumatized because she continued to have sex. Defense attorney Nicholas M. Zanakos said Humberto Lima, of Easton, had sex with a 13-year-old...

Nominee for Manhattan U.S. Attorney: A nonpartisan star (CNN Money)
When President Barack Obama nominated Preetinder S. Bharara last week to become the new U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which includes Manhattan, there was some cheap-shot snickering about a purported irony. Bharara, as Senator Charles Schumer's chief counsel, had spearheaded the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation into former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's ...

Nowitzki's Lawyer Doubts Woman's Pregnancy Claim (ABC News)
Nowitzki's lawyer doubtful of jailed woman claims that she's pregnant with child of Mavs' star

Nowitzki lawyer doubts ex-girlfriend's pregnancy claim (Sports Illustrated)
DALLAS (AP) -- A lawyer for Dirk Nowitzki says he doubts a woman's claim that she is pregnant with the Dallas Mavericks star's baby.

Barbados names gov't offices for US attorney gen (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to Barbados is only for three days, but his name will remain even after he leaves.

In Surprise Move, U.S. Attorney to Leave Philadelphia Post (Law.com)
In a stunning development, Laurie Magid, the first woman to hold the post of U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, announced on Friday to prosecutors in her office that it was her last day at the helm. Magid's announcement comes on the heels of reports that she has been under investigation for possible ethics violations, as well as a Justice Department review of her office that sharply criticized her ...

S.C. Attorney General Blocked From Prosecuting Craigslist Over Prostitution-Related Charges (Law.com)
A federal judge has blocked South Carolina's attorney general from making any move to prosecute Craigslist executives for ads that lead to prostitution arrests while the company pursues its lawsuit against the state. Last week, CEO Jim Buckmaster filed a federal lawsuit against the prosecutor after the state AG threatened to go after the Internet advertising company for allegedly aiding and ...

Report: Lawyer says SKorea's Roh left suicide note (AP via Yahoo! News)
A family lawyer has told South Korean media that former President Roh Moo-hyun left behind a brief suicide note.

Lawyer: SKorean ex-president left suicide note (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, embroiled in a broadening corruption scandal, died from a fall Saturday in the mountains behind his rural southern home. He left behind a suicide note, his lawyer said.

Attorney General Eric Holder talks drug gangs with Caricom (Miami Herald)
Attorney General Eric Holder was in Barbados on Friday to meet counterparts in the Caribbean for talks on drugs, gangs and other crimes.

U.S. attorney replaced early (Philadelphia Daily News)
Laurie Magid, who became the first female U.S. attorney in the eastern district of Pennsylvania just three months ago, was replaced unexpectedly yesterday.

Kho-Belo sex video does exist, lawyer confirms (GMA News)
The lawyer of celebrity Dr. Vicki Belo on Friday night confirmed that his client also had a sex video with ex-boyfriend Dr. Hayden Kho.

Lukasiewicz resigns as city's top attorney (The Buffalo News)
The top attorney in City Hall has called it quits. Corporation Counsel Alisa A. Lukasiewicz left her powerful post Friday afternoon, only one day after submitting a resignation letter to Mayor Byron W. Brown.

Lawyer seeks dismissal of charge in 1974 slaying case (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - The lawyer for a Fitchburg man accused of stabbing a woman to death 35 years ago asked a judge yesterday to dismiss the murder charge against him.

Lawyer believes Erap can run (Sun Star)
LAWYER and ex-senatorial candidate Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday argued that former President Joseph Estrada can still run for the same position in the 2010 polls. read more

Roco’s feminist partner turns up as porno doctor’s lawyer (Yehey!)
By Joel Zurbano CONTROVERSIAL physician Hayden Kho has enlisted the services of feminist lawyer Lorna Patajo Kapunan to defend him in ...

New interim U.S. Attorney pegged (Delaware County Times)
PHILADELPHIA — Interim U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid is out after a 10-month run as the top federal prosecutor in eastern Pennsylvania.

Craiglist CEO says he’s suing South Carolina’s Attorney General (WSAV Savannah)
More legal wrangling in South Carolina over illicit ads on Cragslist.  Now its CEO is suing South Carolina’s attorney general

Lawyer appeals for fairness for Kho in sex video case (GMA News)
Lawyer Lorna Kapunan urges the public to be fair in its appreciation of the so-called 'Hayden cam' scandal, pointing out that his client, Dr. Hayden Kho, also had his right to privacy violated with the spread of his sex video with Katrina Halili.

Trial date set in case of slain lawyer (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - May 23, 2009 1:55 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - A D.C. Superior Court judge says three men charged with obstructing justice in the death of a well-known lawyer will stand trial...

Lawyer gone bad nets prison (The Sacramento Bee)
A former Sacramento attorney who was more thief than lawyer was sentenced Friday in Sacramento Super

Trial date set in obstruction case of slain Va. lawyer (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A D.C. Superior Court judge says three men charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the stabbing death of a Virginia lawyer will stand trial next year.

Lawyer still on Gannon board (Erie Times-News)
A prominent Erie lawyer has ended his lengthy tenure as vice chairman of Gannon University's board of trustees after he filed for personal bankruptcy, listing gambling debts of nearly $400,000 and unpaid federal income taxes of more than $216,000.

N.D. attorney general not needed for jury service (The Bismarck Tribune)
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he didn't have to appear for jury service after all.

Board recommends public reprimand for Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights Sun-Current)
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom has agreed to enter into a petition with a state ethics board that recommends a public reprimand for his actions during a Washington County murder trail.

Attorney: Suit against LaCoste dropped (Albany Democrat-Herald)
A suit filed against Joe LaCoste of Albany, an officer with the former Willamette Development Services of Albany, has been dropped, according to a Portland attorney involved in the case.

Attorney general OK with charter (The Leaf Chronicle)
A state attorney general's opinion issued last week resolves some legal questions about the city's proposed charter revisions and upholds the position of city officials.

Attorney asks for lawsuit dismissal (Texarkana Gazette)
A Columbia County prosecutor, accused of using privileged information he acquired as a defense attorney to jail and criminally charge a woman he once represented, denies any wrongdoing.

Kho ‘exploited’ in sex video scandal—lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
The lawyer of embattled beauty doctor Hayden Kho insisted that her client is also a victim of exploitation in the illegal distribution of videos of his sexual encounters with actress Katrina Halili.

NY attorney general sues debt settlement firms (The Palladium-Times)
VALERIE BAUMANAssociated Press Writer ALBANY (AP) — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued two debt settlement companies Tuesday, accusing them of fraudulent business practices and false advertising.