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Annex attorney argues both sides of coin
TUPELO What was denounced as a major flaw in Tupelos annexation plan, oddly, was hailed as a legal right in the growth bid of Horn Lake. In both instances, even though the positions are polar opposite, it was the same man who did the arguing Jackson-based attorney Chad Mask.

Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As shes carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.

How will Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District recover from FBI probe of former lawyer?
A Plain Dealer analysis of how Northeast Regional Sewer District leaders are responding to the recent charges against its former lawyer, whom the FBI says took more than $800,000 in embezzlement and bribes while on staff.

A lawyer for STEVEN SEAGAL has hit out at new allegations the actor sexually harassed young starlets on the set of his 1991 film OUT OF JUSTICE - dismissing the accuser as a "resentful one-time actress".

ROMAN POLANSKI's lawyer has ordered Swiss authorities to ignore the "roar and unbearable pressure of an ill-informed public" and release the embattled director from house arrest in the country.

Thornton lawyer indicted on charges of wire fraud in real estate scheme
A Thornton lawyer has been indicted by the federal grand jury in Denver on multiple counts of wire fraud, accused of defrauding lenders in a complex real estate scheme.

Texas attorney general investigating fraud allegations in Dallas County race
Allegations of mail-in ballot fraud in a Democratic primary in Dallas County are being investigated by the Texas attorney general's office, state and county officials said Tuesday.

Dallas lawyer H. Louis Nichols, who visited Oswald in jail, dies
H. Louis Nichols, a Dallas lawyer who died Sunday at 94, sat knee to knee with Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President John F. Kennedy died in Dallas .

Lawyer: Panama's ex-dictator Noriega sick but a 'fighter' as he settles into French prison
PARIS - A lawyer for former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega says he is sick and struggling to settle into a French prison, but is in fighting spirits.

Ethics Panel Refers Richardson Case to Attorney General
The Maine Ethics Commission has turned over its investigation into possible Clean Election fraud by Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Richardson's campaign to the Attorney General's Office.

Attorney Pleads Guilty To Having Child Porn In Pittsburgh Office
A Pittsburgh attorney has pleaded guilty to buying child pornography that was later found on the computer in his downtown law office.

Local attorney pleads not guilty to drug possession charge
A local attorney arrested earlier this month on drug charges was arraigned Tuesday in Henderson District Court.

Maine candidate's case goes to attorney general
The Maine ethics commission says it's referring its findings on the conduct of campaign workers in John Richardson's gubernatorial campaign to the state attorney general for possible investigation.

Casey Anthonys California lawyer withdraws from case
Casey Anthonys California lawyer Todd Macaluso files motion to withdraw from the case. Casey Anthony's California attorney Todd Macaluso has filed a motion to be removed from her case because he is in trouble with the California Bar.

Infant slaying led to Amber Alert changes, NJ Attorney General says
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office and the State Police have unveiled changes to Amber Alerts that will clear the way for the emergency broadcast system to be activated in cases of domestic abductions.

NM attorney named to parks board
A New Mexico attorney has been appointed to the National Park Systems Advisory Board.

BA, Virgin Atlantic Werent in a Cartel, Defense Lawyer Says
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- British Airways Plc didnt always tell Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. before raising fuel surcharges during a period of record oil prices, a defense lawyer said at a criminal price-fixing trial in London.

Lehman Bankruptcy Had No Planning, Lawyer Miller Says (Update2)
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. s bankruptcy was preceded by no planning whatsoever and the sale of its brokerage was negotiated amid pressure from regulators to stabilize financial markets, its lead bankruptcy lawyer said.

2 more women accuse local lawyer of inappropriate conduct
More women have stepped forward alleging a local lawyer tried to have sex with them while they were his clients, according to paperwork filed by the state Bar.

Attorney says he has big problem with open meetings
The Socorro Electric Coop-erative attorney said that two resolutions passed by member-owners at the April 17 annual meeting simply wont work. At a special meeting of the board of trustees last Friday, SEC attorney Dennis Francish said that because the rural electric cooperative is a privately held corporation, resolutions to keep board meetings open to the public and press, and to voluntarily ...

Deutsche Banks Rorech Broke No Laws, Lawyer Argues (Update1)
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG salesman Jon-Paul Rorech broke no law by giving a hedge-fund manager details of a bond sale, his lawyer said as U.S. regulators first trial alleging insider-trading of credit-default swaps came to a close.

Lawyer: RB Carter will return to 'Cuse football
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The lawyer for Syracuse tailback Delone Carter says he has worked out a settlement with the university that should allow Carter to return to school and the football team next season.

Polygamy court case will proceed without Bountiful leader, says lawyer
VANCOUVER - Winston Blackmore's lawyer says the polygamist leader won't participate in a British Columbia court case examining Canada's polygamy laws.

Attorney General Approves Chatham Formula Business Bylaw
CHATHAM --- The Attorney Generals office has approved the formula business zoning bylaw passed by voters at last Septembers special town meeting, giving the town more regulatory authority over the visual appearance of chain stores.

Union attorney: Mount Laurel rejects police offer for concessions
Mount Laurel officials have rejected concessions offered by the police department's two unions on April 21 to stave off potential layoffs, according to police labor attorney Charles Schlager Jr.

Lawyer: Iranian in Italy arms probe out of jail
A lawyer for an Iranian journalist jailed in Rome in March in a probe of alleged arms sales to Iran in defiance of an international embargo says his client's been given house arrest.

Attorney's Former Employees Charged in Alleged Multimillion-Dollar Fraud
One-time top Miami forensic accountant and attorney Lewis Freeman conspired with two of his employees to help conceal his embezzlement of $2.6 million from client trust accounts for more than a decade, federal prosecutors charge.

Attorney General security fears
There are fears the man designated to be NI attorney general may not take up the post due to security concerns.

Tonga's Attorney General quits accusing Govt of protecting cronies
Tonga's Attorney General quit on Friday in a blaze of publicity, accusing the Government of interfering in the judiciary.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Backs David Fein As Connecticut's Next U.S. Attorney
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of David Fein, former White House lawyer and federal prosecutor, as Connecticut's next U.S. attorney.

Attorney general investigating Tampa foreclosure firm
The Florida Attorney General's Office is investigating a Tampa-based foreclosure law firm that has become one of the state's largest foreclosure mills.

Lawyer Confirms Identity of 'lost' IPhone Seller
A 21-year-old California man was identified by his lawyer Thursday as the person who sold a prototype iPhone to the Gizmodo technology site, which published...

Attorney for Corrine Baker, mother of Dominick Calhoun, expects to seek competency exam
FLINT, Michigan Corrine Baker's attorney said he expects to seek a forensic exam on Tuesday to determine if his client is competent to stand trial.Ryan Garza | The Flint JournalCorrine Baker, mother of Dominick Calhoun, 4, cries while being...

Dallas Attorney Debbie Dudley Branson Recognized Among D Magazine's "Best Women Lawyers"
A fourth-generation attorney, Ms. Branson practices personal injury trial law at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson and has 30 years of experience handling cases involving civil litigation.

Unlawful arrest deserves trial, says lawyer
NEW HAVEN The lawyer for a man framed by former New Haven narcotics detectives says a jury should be allowed to decide whether the undercover agent who exposed the police corruption also violated the mans rights by allowing him to sit in jail, despite suspecting he had been set up.

Chinese Rights Lawyer Disappears After Release
The lawyer and advocate Gao Zhisheng last communicated with family members on April 20 as his plane left the Xinjiang region for Beijing.

Miell files motion to fire another attorney
Cedar Rapids landlord Robert Miell, who was convicted of tax and mail fraud last year, wants to fire another attorney. Miell, 55, filed a motion this week in U.S. District Court to dismiss his Des Moines attorney, Alfredo Parrish, who took over his case in November, due to ineffective assistance of counsel. Parrish is the tenth [...]

Senate confirms Limtiaco: First Chamorro woman to serve as U.S. attorney
The U.S. Senate yesterday confirmed Guam Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco as the next U.S. Attorney for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Lawyer confirms identity of 'lost' iPhone seller
A 21-year-old California man was identified by his lawyer Thursday as the person who sold a prototype iPhone to the Gizmodo technology site.

Celebrity endorses lawyer
ANGELES CITY -- Taking time out from his hectic schedule, young movie and television superstar Aljur Abrenica went out of his way to endorse the candidacy of lawyer Pinggoy Lopez for councilor in this read more

Lawyer confirms identity of 'lost' iPhone seller
A 21-year-old California man was identified by his lawyer Thursday as the person who sold a prototype iPhone to the Gizmodo technology site, which published photos and other information about the unreleased device.

Iowa attorney general considering special prosecutor in Culver campaign donation probe
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said today he may appoint a special prosecutor to look into allegations of improper campaign donations to Gov. Chet Culver from Fort Dodge casino interests.

Casciaro defense lawyer didn't violate ethics rules, judge rules
A defense lawyer for murder suspect Mario Casciaro did not violate attorney conduct rules in public comments last month questioning the evidence against his client, a McHenry County judge said Friday while admonishing both sides to watch what they say in the future.

China lawyer Gao 'missing again'
Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has disappeared again, weeks after being released from detention, say his family.

Ex-City of Detroit lawyer convicted of misconduct in Kilpatrick scandal
DETROIT - John E. Johnson Jr., the former head of the Detroit City law department, was convicted of one count of professional misconduct and cleared of another count -- in a ruling released this morning by a hearing panel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. Another disciplinary hearing panel unanimously cleared Wilson Copeland II, the citys outside lawyer hired to represent the city in ...