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Mayer settles on contract with Attorney’s Office (Waconia Patriot)
Mayer City Council agreed to a contract with the Carver County Attorney’s Office for prosecution services, during it’s meeting on Aug. 10. County Attorney Jim Keeler was present at the meeting to explain the contract’s details and answer any questions from the council.

County negotiates with attorney general on public records suit (Richmond Register)
The Madison Fiscal Court and county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are negotiating with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office for the right to deny certain public records involving emergency siren placement.

Sarabjit's new lawyer confident of his release (New Kerala)
By Alkesh Sharma, Amritsar, Aug 16 : The newly-appointed lawyer representing Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, is confident of his client being pardoned now after collecting over 100,000 signatures on mercy petitions from Indians.

Lawyer to sue MMDA over footbridge (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
A lawyer will file a complaint this week against Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Bayani Fernando over the design of the agency’s footbridges, which he claimed was “exposing,” instead of protecting, female pedestrians.

Attorney: Ex-NC governor followed ethics rules (Rocky Mount Telegram)
RALEIGH, N.C. — An attorney for former Gov. Mike Easley says his client followed rules about ethics disclosure despite a published report that found Easley didn't reveal that his monthly dues at a golf club were waived.

Lawyer blames city for deadly mudslide (UPI)
LOGAN, Utah, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The city of Logan, Utah, and an area canal company are legally responsible for the waterway where a mudslide killed three people, a lawyer alleges.

Megahed's attorney slams government's deportation case, calling it "fantasy." (St. Petersburg Times)
MIAMI Youssef Megahed's defense attorney is asking a judge to reject every piece of government evidence and terminate the case as the first day of deportation proceedings begins today in Miami-Dade County.

No evidence, says hit-and-run driver's lawyer (Independent Online)
There was no evidence to convict Andries Zuideman, the Bergvliet man alleged to have killed a cyclist during a hit-and-run accident, his lawyer has told the Wynberg Regional Court.

Funeral services set for civil rights lawyer, former NAACP head (The Springfield News-Leader)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Funeral services have been set for civil rights lawyer and activist Margaret Bush Wilson, former head of the national NAACP who died last week.

Attorney General Koster Files Lawsuit Against Kansas City Company (Kansas City InfoZine)
Attorney General Chris Koster has sued another business that promised foreclosure relief and mortgage modifications, but did not deliver services as promised.

Gangster arrested in connection with lawyer's murder (Press Trust of India)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (PTI) A notorious gangster involved in more than 40 cases was arrested in the national capital for allegedly kidnapping and killing a lawyer 10-day ago along with his associates, police said today.

Spitzer Prosecutor Made Deputy in Manhattan U.S. Attorney Office (Bloomberg)
Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Boyd Johnson, a federal prosecutor who led the investigation of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, was named the number two official in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, according to a government statement today.

Mother Of SC Attorney General Dies At Age 88 (WJBF-TV Augusta)
Ida Dargan McMaster, the mother of South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, has died at her home. She was 88. Henry McMaster said his mother died in her sleep Saturday night.

Lawyer pounces on parking `mistake' (The Advocate)
PLANNING lawyer Shaun McElwaine needed less than 10 minutes yesterday to raise doubts over parking plans for a $10million Burnie motel proposal. Mr McElwaine seized upon disability parking issues at a Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in Burnie.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Named 'Southern California Super Lawyer' (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
In a survey of over 65,000 Southern California attorneys, Los Angeles DUI attorney Lawrence Taylor has been honored by his peers as a "Southern California Super Lawyer".

Missouri Attorney General Sues Kansas City Company (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
The Missouri Attorney General is suing a Kansas City company for mortgage fraud.

No Eighth Term Sought By Enid District Attorney (The Ponca City News)
ENID — District Attorney Cathy Stocker announced late Friday evening that she will not seek re-election to an eighth term next year. Stocker has served as the district attorney for District 4, which includes Blaine, Canadian, Garfield, Grant and Kingfisher counties, since January 1983.

Lawyer for Quebec woman appealing ruling that denied her client alimony (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - A lawyer for an unmarried woman who had three children with a wealthy Quebecer is appealing a court ruling that denied her alimony rights.

Lawyer for Quebec woman appealing ruling that denied her client alimony (Brandon Sun)
MONTREAL - A lawyer for an unmarried woman who had three children with a wealthy Quebecer is appealing a court ruling that denied her alimony rights. Lawyer Anne-France Goldwater says she will file the appeal later today to challenge the Quebec Superior Court decision.

Michelle Kehoe's Attorney Asks for Change of Venue (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
BUCHANAN COUNTY - The attorney for a woman accused of killing her son is asking a judge for a change of venue in her upcoming trial.

Robert Baltovich's Lawyer James Lockyer On Court Decision (CityNews)
Robert Baltovich's lawyer James Lockyer reacts to Tuesday's court decision. Baltovich was found not guilty of the 1990 murder of Elizabeth Bain in his retrial on a second-degree murder charge.

Roebuck VFW bingo hall does not appear to be a charity operation, district attorney says (Birmingham News)
"This appears to be a casino," District Attorney Brandon Falls said standing in the parking lot in front of the VFW bingo hall in Roebuck.

U.S. attorney in NY names Spitzer prosecutor top deputy (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Preet Bharara, the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, on Monday elevated several prosecutors to senior positions, after he earlier this month took over one of the nation's top law enforcement jobs.

Kehoe attorney requests change of venue (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
The attorney for the Coralville mother accused of murdering her two-year-old son has requested her client’s trial be moved.

New York Attorney General Sues Schwab (New York Times)
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York filed a lawsuit on Monday against the brokerage unit of the Charles Schwab Corporation, claiming the investment firm had misled customers about the safety of auction-rate securities.

Jackson kids now have lawyer; estate debate continues (CNN)
The newly named lawyer for Michael Jackson's children makes her first court appearance Monday as a judge decides if he'll approve a contract between Jackson's estate and concert promoter AEG Live.

Attorney: Slaying suspect a 'coward,' not a killer (AP via Yahoo! News)
One of four people facing a possible death sentence in the carjacking, rape and murder of a young Tennessee couple was a "coward" who should have stopped the killings, his attorney said as his trial began Monday.

Lawyer: Locklsey improperly fired administrator (Sports Illustrated)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An Albuquerque lawyer claims a New Mexico football administrative assistant was improperly fired after coach Mike Locksley determined she wasn't "a younger gal" who would entice recruits.

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Charles Schwab (Washington Post)
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 -- New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo sued the brokerage firm Charles Schwab on Monday, charging that it misled investors about the risks of unconventional bonds called auction-rate securities.

Michael Jackson's mom, Katherine Jackson, wants to become executor of King of Pop's estate - lawyer (New York Daily News)
Katherine Jackson will fight to become an executor of her son's estate even though her son did not name her to that role, her lawyer said Monday. "We think it's important for the family to have a seat at the table," attorney Burt Levitch said.

Attorney: Blogger deliberately incited others (Boston Globe)
An attorney for a New Jersey blogger facing charges in Illinois and in Connecticut for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges says he worked with the FBI to deliberately make provocative statements that would cause others to act criminally.

Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart Lawyer Says Leaked Video Not A Sex Tape (Vh1)
A lawyer for married actors Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart says that the leaked video of them with former Miss Teen USA contestant Kari Ann Peniche is not a sex tape.

Lawyer: Eric Dane video not a sex tape (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
A lawyer for "Grey's Anatomy" star Eric Dane says a video showing Dane and wife is not a sex tape.

Lawyer: Eric Dane video not a sex tape (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
A lawyer for "Grey's" star Eric Dane says a video showing Dane is not a sex tape.

Lawyer fishes for evidence; client gets a break (The Washington DC Examiner)
HAGERSTOWN, MD. — A Hagerstown lawyer went fishing for evidence to win his client a break.

Attorney: Jackson's mother considering wrongful death lawsuit, physician likely target (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - An attorney for Michael Jackson's mother says she is considering a wrongful death lawsuit because of the circumstances surrounding her son's demise, and that the singer's personal physician is a likely target.

Attorney: Salazar could yank Colo. oil, gas leases (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has the authority to cancel oil and gas leases on western Colorado's Roan Plateau, said an attorney representing environmental groups challenging the leases.

Lawyer for woman who was stranded in Kenya demands government return passport (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for the Toronto woman detained in Kenya for months is demanding the government return his client's passport and turn over her immigration file immediately.

Lawyer warns council of charges if they ignore law on garbage (Sun Star)
AN environment lawyer warned Mandaue City Council that they may face charges if they don’t implement the Solid Waste Management Act, or Republic Act (RA) 9003. read more

Bar Council: Lawyer not liable for partners' actions (The Edge Daily)
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council's Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board would not hold a lawyer liable for the actions of his or her partners, said the Malaysian Bar today.

Attorney says blogger incited others to help FBI (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges says he worked with the FBI to deliberately make provocative statements.

Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi will interview candidates for the town attorney position (Miami Herald)
Four firms have submitted applications to become the next town attorney for Miami Lakes. Eight firms expressed interest but only four submitted packets.

Attorney Says Blogger Incited Others to Help FBI (ABC News)
Defense attorney says NJ blogger deliberately incited others while working as an FBI informant

Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others (AP via Yahoo! News)
A New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges was trained by the FBI on how to be deliberately provocative, his attorney said Tuesday.

Attorney: Miley stalking suspect 'a human being' (USA Today)
A 53-year-old man charged with attempting to stalk Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus is "a human being" struggling with grief who might need help, his defense attorney said Tuesday.

Calif. man gets 2 more years for posing as lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Southern California man sent to prison for seven years for falsely claiming to be an attorney has been sentenced to two more years for posing as a lawyer again days after he was released.

Big Ben's lawyer: Accuser's own e-mails refute rape allegations (USA Today)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's lawyer released pages of e-mails Tuesday allegedly between the woman who accused the NFL player of raping her and her online boyfriend. They included boasts of having dinner with Roethlisberger two days after the alleged attack.

OC Man Gets 2 More Years For Posing As Lawyer (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
An Orange County man imprisoned for seven years for falsely claiming to be an attorney has been sentenced to two additional years in federal prison for posing as a lawyer again only days after he was released.

Lawyer produces letter with 'explicit details' (Malaysia Today)
(Malaysian Mirror) - Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo set a cliffhanger to the case of Teoh Beng Hock, with a letter that purportedly contained ‘explicit details’ relating to the inquest into the political aide's death.

Charges against Patrick Kane of Chicago Blackhawks expected from grand jury Wednesday, district attorney (ESPN)
The district attorney in Buffalo says he expects a grand jury to announce charges Wednesday against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, who is accused of beating up a cab driver over a fare.