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Legal News 05/2006



Wife of missing lawyer wins award (The Nation)
The wife of missing lawyer Somchai, Angkhana Neelapaichit has been awarded South Korea's Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.
Lawyer: Previous suspect doesn't know person detained in Aruba (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Oranjestad, Aruba-AP) April 17, 2006 - A lawyer for a Dutch youth detained previously as a suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway said Monday that his client does not know the latest person arrested by Aruban authorities.
Attorney: Wal-Mart at fault for hiring sex offender (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) April 25, 2006 - An attorney representing a family who claims Wal-Mart failed to protect a 10-year-old girl from an employee who was a convicted sex offender says the retailer was at fault for hiring the man and not supervising him.
Joseph S. Iseman, 89, Lawyer and Educator, Dies (New York Times)
Mr. Iseman was a New York lawyer and educator who worked with Vladimir Nabokov, Robert Motherwell, National Educational Television and Bennington College.
At a glance: Durham district attorney candidates (Fayetteville Observer)
A look at the Mike Nifong and Freda Black, both candidates for Durham County district attorney. Keith A. Bishop, the third candidate in the race, did not return phone calls from The Associated Press.
Hamilton lawyer to testify before UN Committee in Geneva (Hamilton Spectator)
Craig Foye, a poverty lawyer with the McQuesten Legal Clinic, is in Geneva, Switzerland to testify before the United Nations Committtee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as the committee conducts it's perdiodic review of Canada's adherence to the UN's human rights convenants.
Stewardship earns attorney honors (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
SCHERERVILLE | Sam Cappas of may be best known in for his legal skills, but it was his stewardship of the land that earned the West Creek attorney accolades recently from the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District.
District attorney says investigation will go on (Contra Costa Times)
Standing before a mostly black audience, the district attorney in charge of the Duke University rape investigation said Tuesday he does not need DNA to bring charges" and vowed, "This case is not going away." District Attorney Mike Nifong spoke one day after defense attorneys said DNA testing failed to connect any of Duke's lacrosse players to the alleged attack on a black stripper who said she
Attorney General Gas Gouging Hotline (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
If you suspect a gas station might be price gouging, you can call a hotline setup by the Indiana Attorney General. The number is 866-241-9753. You can also file a complaint on-line by clicking here .
Attorney -- and artist, too (Deseret Morning News)
Paul Graf, in his work as an attorney, deals in the stark absolutes of right and wrong. He prosecutes civil-collection and child-support cases, along with criminal federal cases for the Utah Attorney General's Office in St. George.
Musick & Musick, LLP, Launches New Website and Hires Business Expert Attorney to Aid Those Who Need Legal Assistance (PR Web)
Houston law firm Musick & Musick, LLP’s, new website offers expert advice on legal processes. Musiclawoffice.com also keeps current and potential clients abreast of important firm information such as attorney biographies and areas of expertise. For example, Musick & Musick, LLP, historically focuses on defending clients in criminal, juvenile, and family matters, yet it is now announcing its
Penguin Group/Tarcher Releases Riveting, Insightful Memoir by Federal Attorney who Transitioned from (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
In recent Penguin release, "Both Sides Now: One Man's Journey Through Womanhood," attorney Dhillon Khosla shares his journey from female to complete male in a memoir that is raw and honest, devoid of politics, and profoundly inspiring.
King of Prussia lawyer sued over living trusts (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The state Attorney General's Office filed a second lawsuit yesterday against a King of Prussia lawyer it sued in 2004 over his alleged involvement in a scheme to sell living trusts illegally to elderly investors. The office also filed a separate request for a court order to stop the sales by lawyer Brett B. Weinstein and 10 other defendants, pending the outcome of both lawsuits.
Gangland lawyer living 'in fear' (The Australian)
HIGH-profile lawyer George Defteros says he is living in fear after police told him he may be the next target in Melbourne's underworld war.
Gangland lawyer living 'in fear' (The Australian)
HIGH-profile lawyer George Defteros says he is living in fear after police told him he may be the next target in Melbourne's underworld war.
NEW YORK — Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich... (Pioneer Press)
NEW YORK — Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich Village. In the twilight of his life, he notices the advent of spring, the daily opera that plays on the streets of Manhattan, the small, simple pleasures that still stir his soul.
Nunez Family Hires Attorney To Investigate Death (KCBD-TV)
A Lubbock attorney is now launching a private investigation into the death of Juan Nunez III. Nunez died April 16h after being tased in the chest. An autopsy report showed the taser did contribute to Nunez's death, but added alcohol intoxication and blunt force trauma from a fall also played a role.
Lawyer Ron shares with great Cigar (Arkansas News Bureau)
LITTLE ROCK - Born to be a weed-eater, a friend would say when he discerned a thoroughbred with bloodlines that trumpeted grass specialist. My man would have gone bust betting Lawyer Ron.
Kissimmee attorney lands five years in prison for defrauding investors (BizJournals)
Suspended Kissimmee attorney Stanley Craig Wakefield received a five-year prison sentence for participating in an elaborate scheme to defraud investors, Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced.
Attorney Wants Durham DA Off Duke Lacrosse Case (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
An attorney representing one of the defendants in the Duke lacrosse rape investigation wants District Attorney Mike Nifong to remove himself from the whole case.
Defense attorney: Nifong using Duke case for political advantage (The Charlotte Observer)
DURHAM, N.C. - A day before voters decide whether the district attorney prosecuting allegations of rape against members of Duke's lacrosse team will keep his job, a defense attorney accused Mike Nifong of using the case to help his election prospects and asked for his removal from the case.
Gangland lawyer living 'in fear' (The Sunday Mail)
HIGH-profile lawyer George Defteros says he is living in fear after police told him he may be the next target in Melbourne's underworld war.
Lawyer rips D.A. over Duke lacrosse case (OregonLive.com)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A day before voters decide whether to keep the district attorney prosecuting two Duke University lacrosse players on charges of rape, a defense lawyer demanded the prosecutor be removed from the case and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
Defence lawyer: District attorney using Duke case for political advantage (Slam! Sports)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A day before voters decide whether to keep the district attorney prosecuting two Duke University lacrosse players on charges of rape, a defence lawyer demanded the prosecutor be removed from the case and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
Defense lawyer in lacrosse case demands D.A. be removed (Greensboro News-Record)
A defense lawyer demanded the prosecutor be removed from the case and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
Defense Attorney Says DA Using Duke Rape Case For Political Advantage (WLBZ Bangor)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Kirk Osborn says District Attorney Mike Nifong is using the high-profile case to help get re-elected in Tuesday's primary.
NEW YORK — Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich... (Pioneer Press)
NEW YORK — Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich Village. In the twilight of his life, he notices the advent of spring, the daily opera that plays on the streets of Manhattan, the small, simple pleasures that still stir his soul.
Defense attorney: D-A using Duke case for political advantage (WSMV Nashville)
DURHAM, N.C. A defense lawyer is asking a North Carolina court to remove the prosecutor in the Duke University rape case. Kirk Osborn says District Attorney Mike Nifong is...
Defense attorney: D.A. using Duke case for political advantage (Fayetteville Observer)
An attorney representing a Duke University lacrosse player accused of rape demanded the district attorney's removal from the case Monday and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
Sbaih Delivers Her Baby in Presence of Mandela Lawyer (Palestine News Agency)
RAMALLAH, May 1, 2006 (WAFA) - Mandela Institute for Human Rights said Prisoner Samar Sbaih delivered her baby "prisoner" Baraa in the presence of its Lawyer Buthayna Duqmaq.
Sbaih Delivers Her Baby in Presence of Mandela Lawyer (Palestine News Agency)
RAMALLAH, May 1, 2006 (WAFA) - Mandela Institute for Human Rights said Prisoner Samar Sbaih delivered her baby "prisoner" Baraa in the presence of its Lawyer Buthayna Duqmaq.
District attorney: 'I did not commit any criminal act' (AccessNorthGA)
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Monday he did nothing wrong and did not injure a sheriff's deputy during a March 31 incident stemming from an altercation with a deputy in a courtroom.
District attorney: 'I did not commit any criminal act' (WTVM 9)
ATLANTA Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said today that he did nothing wrong and did not injure a sheriff's deputy during a March 31st incident stemming from an altercation with a deputy in a courtroom.
Lawyer says park owner treated unfairly: Numerous code violations cited at mobile home park (Benton Courier)
The lawyer for L.J. Buffington, owner of Buffington Mobile Home Park, told Benton City Council members that he believes Buffington was treated unfairly by the city's code enforcement officers.
Defense attorney: D.A. using Duke case for political advantage (San Diego Union-Tribune)
DURHAM, N.C., 1:27 p.m. May 1 (AP): An attorney representing one of two Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape demanded the district attorney's removal from the case Monday and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
Attorney wants Duke prosecutor removed (WKYC Cleveland)
Attorney wants Duke prosecutor removed
Lax Log: Duke attorney jabs DA (Newsday)
An attorney representing a Duke University lacrosse player accused of rape demanded the district attorney's removal from the case Monday and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
D.A. using Duke case for political advantage, defense attorney says (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
An attorney representing one of two Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape demanded the district attorney’s removal from the case Monday and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
Defense attorney: D.A. using Duke case for political advantage (Fayetteville Observer)
An attorney representing one of two Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape demanded the district attorney's removal from the case Monday and accused him of using it to help his election prospects.
Derby Favorite Lawyer Ron Jogs, Gallops (AP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron, winner of six in a row and one of the early favorites, jogged and galloped Monday.
Gangland lawyer Defteros living in fear (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)
High profile gangland lawyer George Defteros says he is living in fear after police told him he may be the next target in Melbourne's underworld war.
District attorney: 'I did not commit any criminal act' (WTVM 9)
ATLANTA Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said today that he did nothing wrong and did not injure a sheriff's deputy during a March 31st incident stemming from an altercation with a deputy in a courtroom.
Attorney Fails To Collect Legal Fees From Steven Avery (Channel 3000)
A Madison attorney will not receive money for representing Steven Avery in a federal case in 2003.
Enron chief clashes with trial lawyer (The Herald)
Enron founder Kenneth Lay ignored employees' concerns about accounting integrity in the weeks before the company collapsed in 2001, a lawyer claimed yesterday.
King of Prussia lawyer sued over living trusts (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The state Attorney General's Office filed a second lawsuit yesterday against a King of Prussia lawyer it sued in 2004 over his alleged involvement in a scheme to sell living trusts illegally to elderly investors. The office also filed a separate request for a court order to stop the sales by lawyer Brett B. Weinstein and 10 other defendants, pending the outcome of both lawsuits.
Lawyer rejects claims Hicks 'arrogant' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The US military lawyer for the Australian terrorist suspect David Hicks has rejected accusations that his client is arrogant and difficult to deal with.
Martin school board to let attorney go (The Palm Beach Post)
Dissatisfied with their attorney, Martin County School Board members decided Monday against renewing his contract when it expires this summer.
State Attorney Opposes Bell’s 2nd Funding Request (Winchester Star)
An attorney for the state is opposing convicted murderer Edward Nathaniel Bell’s second request for funding for investigators in his sentencing appeal.
Georgia deputy claims district attorney injured her shoulder (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Atlanta, Georgia-AP) May 1, 2006 - Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Monday that he did nothing wrong and did not injure a sheriff's deputy during a March 31st incident stemming from an altercation with a deputy in a courtroom.
Murder defendant’s alibi verifiable, lawyer says (The Charleston Gazette)
FAYETTEVILLE — A man accused of killing his wife 20 years ago was at home with his son and mother watching television, his lawyer told a judge Monday.