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Legal News 07/2006



Attorney General Issues Telephone Scam Warning (NBC 13 Birmingham)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Attorney General Troy King issued a warning Friday about what appears to be a scam to obtain personal information from Jefferson County residents.
Lawyer attacks Kahui comments (Stuff)
A top criminal lawyer is demanding that Prime Minister Helen Clark deal with one of her MPs for criticising lawyers acting for the family of the murdered Kahui twins.
Confession Barred Because of Request for Lawyer (New York Times)
The confession of a man charged in the rape and killing of a 9-year-old girl will not be allowed as evidence in his trial because he was denied his right to a lawyer, a judge said.
IDAHO'S ATTORNEY GENERAL ELECTED TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENCY (KPVI-TV)
The Attorney General of Idaho has just been named to lead a 100 year old organization. Lawrence Wasden is now the president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Lawyer gets 4 years for attempted bribery (The Jakarta Post)
The Corruption Court sentenced lawyer Harini Wijoso to four years in jail and fined her Rp 150 million (about US$17,000) Friday for attempted bribery of Supreme Court Chief Justice Bagir Manan.
Commission wants Lincoln attorney censured (Pantagraph)
LINCOLN — A commission has recommended censuring a Lincoln attorney because of problems with settling an estate. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission recommended censuring Stephen Miller, who said Friday he is unsure whether he will appeal.
Hamdania defendant requests additional attorney (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY ---- One of the eight Camp Pendleton men accused of murdering an Iraqi civilian has asked the Marine Corps to assign an additional, handpicked military attorney to assist in his defense.
Attorney sues Web site after women trash him (Seattle Times)
A Pittsburgh attorney is suing the creator of a Web site that lets women dish dirt on men they claim have wronged them, saying the women...
Attorney General Farber asked to quit (Courier-Post)
Some Republicans called Friday for Attorney General Zulima Farber to resign after it was revealed she had rushed 13 miles to the scene of a traffic stop, from Newark to Fairview, where police had pulled over her boyfriend.
NFL | Lawyer: Players will settle lawsuit (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A lawyer for seven current and former NFL players said he expects to settle his suit against the NFL and the players' union for recommending unfit financial advisers who caused $20 million in losses.
Attorney: Law should not apply to police (Belleville News-Democrat)
News-Democrat A federal law regulating ownership of automatic firearms does not apply to police officers who use them for work, Belleville attorney Bruce Cook argued Friday in federal court.
State Bar to investigate former city attorney (The Mail Tribune)
The Oregon State Bar will investigate allegations of ethics violations related to a former Medford city attorney's advice about city retiree health insurance benefits.
Judge Plans Penalty for Lawyer Who Broke Rules (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- A judge began weighing Friday what an appropriate punishment should be for a Winter Haven lawyer who acted inappropriately last year to obtain out-of-state visitation for his clients in a custody case.
Judges dismiss sanctions against former Madison County attorney (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES (AP) --- Judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who collapsed from a brain tumor shortly after being ousted from his position due to poor performance.
Attorney general not under judiciary (Kuensel)
National Assembly: 1 July 2006- The office of the attorney general will not be under the judiciary and the attorney general is not answerable to the chief justice, according to the “Office of the Attorney General Act of Bhutan, 2006”, which was passed by the National Assembly on June 30.
Attorney General Appeals For Speed In Legal Proceedings (AngolaPress)
Luanda, 07/01 - The State`s Attorney General, Augusto da Costa Carneiro, appealed Friday here, for the engagement of magistrates of the Prosecuting Counsel, in speeding up legal proceedings, so as to guarantee protection and security of citizens using the justice system.
US Attorney General defends special military tribunals (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has defended special military tribunals for terrorist suspects, saying they serve "a viable role in the war on terror."
Don't date him, girl -- and don't irk a lawyer (Orlando Sentinel)
A Pittsburgh lawyer is suing the creator of a Web site that lets women dish dirt on men they claim have wronged them, saying the women made defamatory statements about him. Todd J. Hollis sued because he contends two Pittsburgh-area women and other anonymous users posted items about him on www.dontdatehimgirl.com in which they claim he is unfaithful, among other things, the Pittsburgh
Albuquerque lawyer who sued insurance company awarded $11 million (ABC 7 El Paso)
SANTA FE A Santa Fe jury has awarded an Albuquerque lawyer nearly 11 (M) million dollars after she sued an insurance company that she says ruined her legal...
US court allows Michael Ray’s lawyer to take depositions here (Manila Bulletin)
CHICAGO, Illinois, United States — Senior United States District Court Judge William H. Walls in Newark, New Jersey allowed the lawyer of former police Senior Supt. Michael Ray Aquino on Thursday, June 29, to go to the Philippines to take depositions from former President Joseph Estrada, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, and Rep. Arnulfo Fuentebella, a former House speaker during the Estrada regime, that will
US Attorney General defends special military tribunals (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has defended special military tribunals for terrorist suspects, saying they serve "a viable role in the war on terror."
Cronyism row as David Mills’ lawyer gets top anti-fraud job (Daily Mail)
Labour has been drawn into a fresh cronyism row last night after the lawyer representing Tessa Jowell’s estranged husband in a bribery scandal took a lucrative Government job
Court rules for former District Attorney (WALB News 10)
Atlanta -- The Georgia Supreme court rules a former south Georgia district attorney had the right to fight a decision to reduce a killer's prison sentence.
Hospitals May Face Increased Scrutiny: Attorney General's Plan for Nonprofits Intended to Limit Bills to Poor, Exec Pay (RedNova)
By Misti Crane and Suzanne Hoholik, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 1--As critics across the nation turn up the heat on tax-exempt organizations, particularly hospitals, Ohio's attorney general wants charities to reveal more financial details.
Hamdania defendant requests additional attorney (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY ---- One of the eight Camp Pendleton men accused of murdering an Iraqi civilian has asked the Marine Corps to assign an additional, handpicked military attorney to assist in his defense.
Malaysia's attorney-general calls for return of jury trials: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysia's attorney-general has reportedly called for the return of jury trials, abolished over a decade ago, saying Malaysians are now educated enough to decide on court cases.
In Egypt, US attorney general defends rendition of terror suspects (Khaleej Times)
CAIRO, Egypt - In his first visit to Egypt, the US attorney general defended the transfer of terror suspects for incarceration and interrogation in other countries.
Bahraini Gitmo detainee allowed to meet lawyer (Khaleej Times)
MANAMA — A US lawyer fighting the case of a Bahraini detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison was recently allowed to meet his client and explained to him the developments regarding the Administrative Review Boards.
Judges Dismiss Sanctions Against Former Madison County Attorney (WHO-TV Des Moines)
June 30th, 2006 (AP)-- A pair of Iowa judges have dismissed sanctions against the former Madison County attorney who was accused of neglecting his prosecutorial duties.
U.S. Attorney Gen in "linguistic snare" over English (Tiscali)
HOUSTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush has long opposed making English the country’s national language, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday, a day after the Senate voted to do so, but the White House said later Gonzales had got caught in a "linguistic snare."
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Next Steps: More power of attorney tips (The State)
(Continued from last week: More durable Power of Attorney Tips) By signing a power of attorney, you authorize your chosen agent to perform the acts you designate. You can bestow on your agent either broad or narrow authority. By using a power of attorney, you are creating an agency relationship that is controlled by the law of your state of residence. You may make your power of attorney effective
Attorney to Host Seminar on Do's and Don'ts of Real Estate Closings (PR Web)
Veteran real estate attorney Donald D. Campell hosts an intensive all-day seminar for real estate professionals on the do's and don'ts of real estate closings. To be held July 18 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. (PRWEB Jul 2, 2006)
Players' lawyer expects league to settle suit (The Arizona Republic)
A lawyer for seven current and former NFL players said he expects to settle his suit for recommending unfit financial advisers that caused $20 million in losses.
Front Page - Yemen Observer lawyer receives death threat (Yemen Observer)
Two young bearded men threatened the defense lawyer of Yemen Observer in the court room that they would have killed him if they have power.
Police racism lawyer helps grieving mum (icNewcastle - Sunday Sun)
The lawyer who battled police on behalf of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence's family is set to represent a grieving North mum in her fight for justice.
City's attorney says he's worth a pay increase (The Herald-Tribune)
VENICE -- Venice's city attorney is seeking a raise this year, even as some on the City Council criticize his ability to meet deadlines.
Players' lawyer expects league to settle suit (The Arizona Republic)
A lawyer for seven current and former NFL players said he expects to settle his suit against the NFL and the National Football League Players Association for recommending unfit financial advisers that caused $20 million in losses.
STUART LAWYER WINS CIVIL-RIGHTS AWARD (Orlando Sentinel)
Years of charity toward education have earned high-profile Florida lawyer Willie Gary an award from the National Education Association.
Contested will casts doubt on lawyer, others (The Columbus Dispatch)
A dying Calvert M. Porter never met the lawyer who drew up his will and other documents that put his life and belongings in another’s hands. Porter never even talked to him.
In first visit to Egypt, attorney general defends U.S. terror policies (The Buffalo News)
CAIRO, Egypt - In his first visit to Egypt, the U.S. attorney general on Saturday defended the transfer of terror suspects for incarceration and interrogation in other countries.
Lawyer says charges against Saddam family 'baseless' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer leading Saddam Hussein's defence team dismissed as baseless charges that the deposed leader's wife and eldest daughter supported the Iraq insurgency.
U.S. rights lawyer on quest to try Habre (AP via Yahoo! News)
The ousted dictator of Chad, accused of killing thousands, is living in exile with his family in a seaside Senagalese villa. But one very persistent American has made it his mission to get former president Hissene Habre into a courtroom.
U.S. rights lawyer on quest to try Habre (AP via Yahoo! News)
The ousted dictator of Chad, accused of killing thousands, is living in exile with his family in a seaside Senagalese villa. But one very persistent American has made it his mission to get former president Hissene Habre into a courtroom.
U.S. Rights Lawyer on Quest to Try Habre (ABC News)
American Rights Lawyer on Marathon Quest to Try African Dictator
Lawyer expects smoking ban challenge (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Sunshine Coast lawyer Damon Locantro says he expects the ban on smoking in Queensland clubs and pubs which took effect at the weekend to be challenged in court.
Darren Mack's Attorney Seeks to Have Prosecutor Removed From the Case (KRNV)
The man accused in the murder of Charla Mack and the sniper shooting of Family Court Judge Chuck Weller appeared before a judge Monday. In an unprecedented move Darren Mack's attorney asked for the District Attorney's office and the Second Judicial Court District to be recused from Mack's case.
Hearing to probe lawyer son's death (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A second inquest was set to begin to probe whether the son of a prominent human rights lawyer was unlawfully killed in a Belgrade flat.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
State Attorney: Men Cannot "Decline" Fatherhood (WTOL News 11)
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN (AP) -- A state attorney is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a men's rights group on behalf of a man who is declining fatherhood. Assistant Attorney General Joel McGormley says 25-year-old Matt Dubay has a financial obligation to support his daughter.