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Legal News 09/2006



City Attorney's Office Releases Report On Global Warming (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Global warming could lead to shrinking beaches, increased energy use, compromised water supplies and more wildfires in San Diego, according to a City Attorney's Office report released Thursday.
State Rep. Thomas joining attorney general’s office (Terre Haute Tribune-Star)
State Rep. Andy Thomas, R-Brazil, will go to work today, like any other day, but he won’t be doing the same job. Thomas starts his first day at the Indiana Attorney General’s office today after resigning from the House of Representatives Thursday.
Lawyer: Egyptian students made bad decision to go sight seeing (WOI-TV Des Moines)
OMAHA, Neb. The lawyer representing three Egyptian students who were arrested in Iowa says her clients panicked and made some bad decisions.
Lawyer: Egyptian students made bad decision to go sight seeing (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
OMAHA, Neb. The lawyer representing three Egyptian students who were arrested in Iowa says her clients panicked and made some bad decisions. Omaha attorney Amy Peck...
Celebrity Criminal Defense Attorney Mel Sachs Dies (WNBC)
Star criminal defense attorney Mel Sachs, who represented Mike Tyson, Lil' Kim and the New York Yankees, has died.
Attorney answers lease critics (The Barnstable Patriot)
Town Attorney Bob Smith on Wednesday replied for vacationing Town Manager John Klimm who was asked to respond to complaints leveled at the town by owners of business buildings on leased charitable trust land.
Valley Attorney to Run for New Congressional Seat (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A Valley man has stepped up to run against Representative Henry Cuellar for the newly created 28th Congressional seat. McAllen attorney, Frank Enriquez said Saturday that he's up for the challenge. Enriquez told Action 4 News he has a lot of support in the Valley, already.
Boston's U.S. attorney named acting head of federal agency (Milford Daily News)
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, who led the prosecution of would-be airplane shoe bomber Richard Reid, has been appointed acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Lawyer: Fort Bragg paratrooper charged with desertion (The Daily Comet)
A Fort Bragg paratrooper who left his post last year because he objected to the war in Iraq will face a desertion charge, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: Fort Bragg Paratrooper Charged With Desertion (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Fort Bragg paratrooper who left his post because he objects to the war in Iraq will face a desertion charge, his lawyer said. Sergeant Ricky Clousing left his barracks in June 2005. Clousing said he's still comfortable with that decision because he followed his conscience.
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
N.J. lawyer telecommutes -- from Israel (The Star-Ledger)
For criminal defense lawyer Mark Berman, it was something he felt was important to do for his family. Despite the recent turmoil in the region, Berman and his family are spending a year living in Israel. His wife's sister lives there, and her mother and aunt are both Holocaust survivors.
N.Y. Patent Attorney Censured Over High Fees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Patent lawyer Michael I. Kroll of Syosset, N.Y., has been publicly censured for charging excessive fees to 75 clients and signing the names of his clients to several power of attorney forms.
Parkland attorney appointed to panel (Sun-Sentinel)
Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday appointed a Parkland attorney to an open seat on the 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Boston's U.S. attorney named acting head of federal agency (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, who led the prosecution of would-be airplane shoe bomber Richard Reid, is headed to Washington as acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Moyes to sue Rooney - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Everton manager David Moyes is to sue his former protege and England striker Wayne Rooney over comments made in the 20-year-old's autobiography, his lawyer said on Friday.
Lawyer 'killed neighbour' after child abuse claim (Times Online)
AN ENRAGED patent lawyer is said to have leapt through his neighbour’s bedroom window and stabbed him to death after being told that the man had molested his two-year-old daughter.
Everton's Moyes to sue Rooney: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 Sports)
Everton boss David Moyes is to sue his former protege and England striker Wayne Rooney over comments made in the 20-year-old's autobiography, his lawyer said.
Everton's Moyes to sue Rooney: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
Everton manager David Moyes is to sue his former protege and England striker Wayne Rooney over comments made in the 20-year-old's autobiography, his lawyer said.
Everton's Moyes to sue Rooney: lawyer (The Age)
Everton manager David Moyes is to sue his former protege and England striker Wayne Rooney over comments made in the 20-year-old's autobiography, his lawyer said.
U.S. attorney for Mass. gets temporary promotion to head of federal agency (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
BOSTON - U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, who led the prosecution of would-be airplane shoe bomber Richard Reid, has been appointed acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Lawyer blasts district for not protecting teen (The Arizona Republic)
The lawyer representing the 14-year-old freshman, who said she was sexually assaulted on Saguaro High School's campus nearly a week ago, chastised the Scottsdale Unified School District for not protecting the girl.
Attorney: Fire district near to settling lawsuits (Columbian Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY — Several of the half dozen sexual harrassment and wrongful termination complaints filed against the embattled Boone County Fire Protection District are close to being settled, an attorney for the former employees said Thursday.
Attorney general warns against scams (News 14 Charlotte)
RALEIGH -- North Carolina's attorney general has a warning for scammers looking to profit from Ernesto - don't do it. Roy Cooper notified businesses and consumers Thursday that the state's stronger price gouging law is now in effect because a state of emergency has been declared by the governor.
Local attorney sentenced on child pornography charges (Jefferson City News Tribune)
A Jefferson City attorney has been sentenced in federal court for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography. Bruce Truesdale, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright Tuesday to five years in federal prison without parole.
N.Y. Celebrity Attorney Mel Sachs Dies (CBS 2 New York)
A star criminal defense attorney who represented Mike Tyson, Lil' Kim and ex-New York Yankees pitcher David Wells has died. Mel Sachs died Wednesday. A lawyer in his office didn't give his age or details on the cause of death.
Leslie Morris: Prominent attorney was 'active behind the scenes' (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Leslie W. Morris II had two main passions in his life: his work and his family. An attorney, Morris practiced law with Stoll Keenon Ogden in Lexington for 49 years before he died on Comair Flight 5191 early Sunday morning.
Cops: Lawyer Stabbed Neighbor To Death (CBS News)
A lawyer who believed the man next door molested his 2-year-old daughter climbed through his neighbor's bedroom window and stabbed him to death. But police don't know whether the victim actually molested the child.
Attorney general warns against storm scams (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- North Carolina's attorney general has a warning for scammers looking to profit from Ernesto - don't do it. Roy Cooper notified businesses and consumers Thursday that the state's stronger price gouging law is now in effect because a state of emergency has been declared by the governor.
Attorney: Archdiocese settles lawsuits (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached settlements that could total $16 million or more with eight victims of clergy sexual abuse whose lawsuits were heading for trial in California, according to an attorney representing one of the victims.
Microsoft unleashes its super lawyer for EU case (The Inquirer)
CONVICTED MONOPOLIST Microsoft has decided that the only way it can handle those nasty types in the EU who want it to hand over large sums in fines is to appoint an extra strong lawyer.
GIs’ defense attorney files complaint over S. Korean translators (Stars and Stripes)
SEOUL — A South Korean attorney representing two U.S. soldiers lodged a complaint Thursday about inadequate court-appointed translation offered to his clients the day before in Uijeongbu District Court.
Everton's Moyes to sue over Rooney book - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports)
(Updates with lawyer's quotes and clarification)
UPDATE 1-Everton's Moyes to sue over Rooney book - lawyer (Reuters.co.uk)
LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Everton manager David Moyes is to sue a newspaper over comments it published from England striker Wayne Rooney's autobiography and is considering further action over the book, his lawyer told Reuters on Friday.
Attorney selected to run indigent defense (The Columbian)
Clark County has hired Wenatchee attorney David DeLong for the new position of indigent defense coordinator. DeLong will help coordinate the county's system of hiring attorneys to defend criminal suspects who can't afford to hire a lawyer.
Attorney General: Former Nursing Home Employee Abused Resident (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The State Attorney General’s Office says an Auburn woman who was employed at the Auburn Nursing Home has been arrested for allegedly hitting a resident in the face.
Austrian girl's lawyer "devastated" by cell (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Natascha Kampusch's lawyer visited the windowless basement cell where she was held captive for eight years from the age of 10 on Friday and said he was devastated by the "unimaginable" conditions.
Austrian girl's lawyer 'devastated' by cell (News Interactive)
NATASCHA Kampusch's lawyer visited the windowless basement cell where she was held captive for eight years from the age of 10 today and said he was devastated by the "unimaginable" conditions.
Austrian girl's lawyer 'devastated' by cell (News Interactive)
NATASCHA Kampusch's lawyer visited the windowless basement cell where she was held captive for eight years from the age of 10 today and said he was devastated by the "unimaginable" conditions.
Flamboyant NY lawyer dies of cancer (UPI)
NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Mel Sachs, a flamboyant criminal defense attorney and lawyer to the stars, has died in New York of pancreatic cancer at the age of 60.
Valley Attorney to Run for New Congressional Seat (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A Valley man has stepped up to run against Representative Henry Cuellar for the newly created 28th Congressional seat. McAllen attorney, Frank Enriquez said Saturday that he's up for the challenge. Enriquez told Action 4 News he has a lot of support in the Valley, already.
Mortgage fraud scheme gets Greenville lawyer a prison sentence (WIS News 10 Columbia)
Last March, a Greenville lawyer admitted he sent false loan documents to residential mortgage lenders in the Upstate. Now Alex J. Newton has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Attorney for Bloomington officer looks to stop DNA testing (WHOI)
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. (AP) -- The attorney for a Bloomington police sergeant accused of sexually assaulting four women is looking to stop prosecutors from conducting DNA testing.
GOP Legislator Resigns To Join Attorney General’s Office (22WSBT South Bend)
(AP) A Republican state legislator has resigned his seat to take a position with the state attorney general’s office.
OG&E, Attorney General Team Up To Disrupt Copper Thieves (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Copper has become the commodity of choice for thieves in Oklahoma in recent months and an electric company and the state's attorney general are teaming up to do something about it.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.