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Lawyer: Blanket Jackson never saw stun gun (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson's lawyer confirms her 13-year-old grandson Jaafar bought a stun gun online, but denies it was used on anyone in their Los Angeles home.

Attorney: Jackson kids weren't exposed to stun gun (11:02 a.m.) (Sun Star)
LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's children were never exposed to a mail-order stun gun recently delivered to the family's home, an attorney for the late singer's mother said Tuesday. read more

District attorney: Sex offender suspected of killing San Diego teen to be charged.... (San Diego Union-Tribune)
District attorney: Sex offender suspected of killing San Diego teen to be charged.

New Lawyer for Accused North Side Strangler (TMJ4 Milwaukee)
Walter Ellis told Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet Wednesday that he hadn't had enough contact with his lawyer, Russell Jones, and when Jones does visit they don't talk about the case.

Bre-X lawyer prosecuted for 'incivility' (MalaysiaNews.net)
The "civility prosecution" against Joseph Groia by the body that regulates lawyers in Ontario is based on a flawed and unfair investigation, his lawyer argued yesterday. The disciplinary charges agai...

Winnebago County to make attorney full time (The Globe Gazette)
FOREST CITY — Winnebago County hasn't had a full-time county attorney for at least 10 years but that will change with recent action taken by the county Board of Supervisors.

Man who twice attacked attorney in court found guilty on nine counts (Asbury Park Press)
TOMS RIVER — A Neptune man who twice attacked his attorney in court on Tuesday was found guilty by a jury this afternoon of nine counts, including carjacking and aggravated assault.

Defendant's former lawyer testifies in murder trial (The Fayetteville Observer)
Testimony resumed this morning as Abdullah El-Amin Shareef's former lawyer, who is now a District Court judge, took the stand. Shareef, 31, of Raeford, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murder and attempted murder.

Local attorney files suit for return of red-light camera fees (The Springfield News-Leader)
A local attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Springfield to get back the more than $800,000 in red-light camera fees paid to the city.

Jacquelyn M. Gray | Center City lawyer, 31 (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Jacquelyn Marie Gray, 31, of Center City, a lawyer, died of breast cancer Feb. 11 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Man accused of killing 7 gets new lawyer (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
The trial for a man accused of killing seven women over a 21-year period will likely be delayed for months, after a judge granted him a new attorney on Wednesday. Walter Ellis, 49, told Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet that he hadn't had enough contact with his lawyer, Russell Jones, and that when Jones did visit him, they didn't talk about the case. "Mr. Jones has not investigated. Mr ...

3 suspects denounce their lawyer (Manila Standard Today)
THREE of 43 suspected communist rebels on Wednesday accused a human rights lawyer of forcing them to sign affidavits declaring that they were tortured by their jailers, an Army spokesman said.

Lawyer: Soldier did not smuggle (Montgomery Advertiser)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The lawyer for a U.S. Army officer said that he has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of smuggling more than $100,000 out of Iraq during a deployment.

Morristown attorney considered as prosecutor faces driving, contribution issues (The Star-Ledger)
MORRISTOWN -- A local attorney who has been under consideration to be named municipal prosecutor was in court this week tending to his 20th drivers license suspension, according to a report in The Daily Record. The report said Mayor Tim...

Three arrested for theft at lawyer's chamber (Press Trust of India)
New Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) Police today claimed to have cracked a theft case at a lawyer's office in east Delhi with the arrest of three persons, including a "super thief" who has 30 cases against him in Mumbai and Delhi.

Judge: Lawyer who threatened to sue prosecutor can't defend criminal client (Daily Record)
A lawyer who is on probation in Morris County and has threatened to sue its prosecutor's office has a conflict of interest and cannot defend a man accused of robbery and assault, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday.

Basic Information Regarding Miami Personal Injury Lawyer (Turks.US)
It is very important for a victim to find the best legal representative. Nowadays there is a widespread of personal injury case. With this it is important that you have to make sure that you will be able to find the right Miami personal injury lawyer.

E. Hanover extorted lawyer (Hanover Eagle)
EAST HANOVER TWP. - A Newark man pleaded guilty to terrorizing his elderly lawyer, the same attorney he had already pleaded guilty to extorting $2,000 from last year.

City attorney warns Oakland about parking tickets (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Oakland's city attorney is warning officials to void some parking tickets to avoid legal action for alleged discrimination.

Lawyer claims Ottawa halted bird cleanup (CNews)
ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A lawyer for Syncrude Canada is suggesting the federal government stopped company workers from cleaning oily bitumen from some of the 1,600 birds that landed on a massive toxic tailings pond two years ago.

Lawyer to judge: Don't change Knox County election date (Knoxville News Sentinel)
KNOXVILLE - This year's county election should not be rescheduled to accommodate plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a 2008 charter amendment, the lawyer representing Knox County argues in documents filed this week in Knox County Chancery Court.Robert Watson, the county's outside counsel, also writes that the plaintiff's lawyer, David Buuck, has essentially challenged the results of ...

Zumante Lucero Qualified For Coverage Under CHP: Attorney General (The Huffington Post)
What's Your Reaction? The Colorado attorney general's office said Wednesday that a Denver boy who died of complications from his asthma was covered by a health plan that should have paid for the prescription asthma medication he needed.

Tax Attorney Suspended from Practicing Before IRS (WebCPA)
Massachusetts tax attorney Kevin Kilduff, who formerly worked for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, has been barred from practicing before the IRS for 48 months for failing to file a federal tax return and filing another five returns late.

Jefferson Parish attorney resigns (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
JEFFERSON, La. – Another high-ranking Jefferson Parish official has stepped down from office as Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson has resigned from office effective immediately, according to Jefferson Parish Councilman Chairman John Young.  Recently, he had been placed on administrative leave for personal matters, according to interim Parish President Steve Theriot. Young confirmed that Wilkinson ...

2 plead guilty, get fines in Ohio Attorney General flap (Local 12 Cincinnati)
Two high-ranking aides to former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor ethics charges resulting from investigations of their old office.

Jefferson Parish Attorney Resigns (WDSU New Orleans)
Jefferson Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson has tendered his resignation, becoming the third top-level parish executive to leave office in a cloud of controversy.

Assault case with Cape Girardeau attorney to go to trial (KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau)
The domestic violence case against Cape Girardeau attorney Scott Reynolds will move forward.

Sports Authority hires Ralph Marra, former acting US Attorney (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON — Former acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra Jr. has landed a top job at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the state agency that oversees several venues.

Attorney Warns Oakland About Tickets (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
Oakland's city attorney is warning officials to void some parking tickets to avoid charges of discrimination and possible legal action.

LAPD chief, district attorney defend crime exhibit (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Los Angeles police chief and district attorney are defending their exhibit of evidence from famous crimes including Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassination.

Lawyer argues condemned man is retarded (UPI)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 4 (UPI) -- A man scheduled for execution next week is entitled to a new hearing on whether he is retarded, his lawyer told the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday.

Aldermen, Daley lawyer work on inspector-general compromise (Chicago Tribune)
Chicago aldermen met privately today with Mayor Richard Daley's top lawyer to work on a compromise that would give the city's internal watchdog some power to investigate the City Council. Many of the 50 aldermen have been reluctant to allow the Daley-appointed inspector general free rein to delve into their activities. But they now are talking about allowing limited authority to pursue inquiries ...

Fight Breaks Out Over Relevance of Former In-House Lawyer's Documents in Toyota Probe (Law.com)
A public squabble over the contents of internal documents produced by a former Toyota attorney has broken out between the chairman and the ranking Republican member of the congressional panel investigating safety problems in Toyota vehicles. At issue: claims by Dimitrios Biller, a former in-house lawyer at Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., who asserted in a wrongful termination lawsuit that his ...

Former lawyer jailed two years for criminal breach of trust (The New Straits Times)
BUTTERWORTH: A former lawyer was sentenced to two years jail by the Sessions Court here, for criminal breach of trust involving RM271,000 during March 28 to July 6, 2001.

NH Attorney General warns of storm cleanup scams (Boston Globe)
The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is warning residents to be wary of people offering to clean up or make repairs following last week's wind storm.

The lawyer who defends animals (Guardian Unlimited)
Are fish sentient beings? Can invertebrates suffer pain? These are the questions that regularly exercise the world's top animal lawyer, Antoine Goetschel

Birotte named as new SoCal US attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Southern California has a new U.S. attorney.

Jury finds lawyer liable in restaurant crash (ABC 7 Chicago)
A Cook County jury says a personal injury lawyer should pay nearly $400,000 to a Wheaton man injured when the lawyer's SUV smashed through the window of a fast-food restaurant in downtown Chicago.

FREE PRESS CARTOONIST MIKE THOMPSON: Kwame's lawyer looks toward the heavens (Detroit Free Press)
Kwame Kilpatrick's lawyer quotes from the bible.

FBI expands Joe Arpaio probe to Maricopa County Attorney (The Arizona Republic)
A federal investigation into the Sheriff's Office has expanded to include the County Attorney's Office.

Teen's lawyer: send my client to jail (Stuff)
A Hamilton teenager's "abysmal" attitude to his community-based sentence left his lawyer in the unusual position of arguing that his client would be better off in prison.

Andre Birotte Named As New SoCal U.S. Attorney (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Southern California has a new U.S. attorney. Andre Birotte Jr. was sworn in Thursday. He previously served as inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Attorney rewrites election laws (The Independent Weekly)
The Attorney-General quietly amended his controversial election laws before the writs were issued, but the Independent Weekly was just one of the media organisations left in the dark.

Jury finds lawyer liable in Loop restaurant crash (Crain's Chicago Business)
(AP) — A Cook County jury says a personal injury lawyer should pay nearly $400,000 to a Wheaton man injured when the lawyer's SUV smashed through the window of a fast-food restaurant in downtown Chicago. Timothy Kelleher was injured on Dec. 1, 2005 when the SUV driven by Sheldon Aberman ...

Defense attorney calls film tax credit case complicated (The Gazette)
DES MOINES – A Polk County judge Friday set a May 3 trial date for a Minnesota filmmaker who pleaded not guilty to a theft charge brought by prosecutors who alleged he fraudulently obtained state film tax credits. However, Des Moines attorney William Kutmus — who represented Matthias Alexander Saunders, 37, of Minneapolis, at Friday’s preliminary [...]

Saratoga attorney accused of fleecing investors (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Saratoga attorney has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud for allegedly bilking more than 30 people in an investment scheme. David Boyer Prince, 46, was arrested by FBI agents Thursday and appeared in U.S. District Court in San...

Rockaway-based Able Oil is sued by N.J. attorney general for consumer fraud (The Star-Ledger)
Photo by Dan Goldberg/For The Star-LedgerDelivery trucks are parked outside Able's headquarters in Rockaway. ROCKAWAY -- The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has filed suit against Able Oil Co. of Rockaway under the state's Consumer Fraud Act arguing the firm...

Lawyer must pay $400,000 in Loop restaurant car crash (Chicago Tribune)
A Cook County jury has decided a personal injury lawyer should pay nearly $400,000 to a Wheaton man injured when the lawyer's SUV smashed through the window of a fast-food restaurant in downtown Chicago . Timothy Kelleher was injured on Dec. 1, 2005, when the SUV driven by Sheldon Aberman left a parking garage, clipped a pedestrian and then plowed into the restaurant. Kelleher's attorney, Robert ...

Riddle to announce plans for attorney today (Detroit News)
Detroit -- Political consultant Sam Riddle says he may have an announcement later today about retaining his own attorney to fight his retrial on political corruption charges.

Ex-lawyer gets 2 years' jail for CBT (MalaysiaNews.net)
BUTTERWORTH: A 43-year-old lawyer who has ceased practising law was sentenced to two years' jail by the Sessions Court yesterday for criminal breach of trust (CBT) nine years ago.