Home > Legal News

Legal News 02/2007 (Page 20)



State's attorney: Smith thought Carlwell was dead (The State Journal-Register)
CHAMPAIGN - Illinois basketball player Jamar Smith faces two felony charges following a single-car accident last week, and the Champaign County State's Attorney alleges the sophomore guard left injured teammate Brian Carlwell in the car after thinking Carlwell had died in the crash.
Man shot outside Cape courthouse; district attorney a witness (Boston Herald)
BARNSTABLE - A suspect being led into a Cape Cod courthouse broke free and stole a car before police shot him Tuesday in an incident witnessed by the county's district attorney, who was buying his...
Sports attorney named to state's judicial panel (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The governor names a noted sports attorney to an influential panel that helps select state judges. Dennis Coleman is a one-time Brown University quarterback and a partner in the Boston firm of Ropes and Gray, which works with sports coaches.
LAWSUIT AGAINST REBAR FOUNDER TO BE FILED SHORTLY: LAWYER (Central News Agency)
Los Angeles, Feb. 21 (CNA) Lawyer Chiu Chang, who obtained her doctorate of law (J.D.) in the United States, said Wednesday that she will represent some Taiwan creditors to file a lawsuit against fugitive tycoon Wang You-theng in Los Angeles shortly.
Attorney general to investigate CT Light & Power (WNPR Connecticut Public Radio)
HARTFORD, CT (2007-02-21) Connecticut's attorney general says he'll investigate the latest profit figures from Connecticut Light & Power, to ensure the utility is staying within legal limits. WNPR's Harriet Jones reports.
Lawyer too frail for jail (CNews)
MONTREAL -- A Crown prosecutor asked for federal prison time ysterday for a 75-year-old former lawyer who bilked his elderly clients of millions of dollars.
Whistleblower on Hopkinton State Fair to get attorney's fees (Boston Herald)
CONCORD, N.H. - A whistleblower who lost his job after reporting cronyism and conflicts of interest in the Hopkinton State Fair Association is entitled to his attorney's fees for suing, the state...
Whistleblower on Hopkinton State Fair to get attorney's fees (Boston Globe)
A whistleblower who lost his job after reporting cronyism and conflicts of interest in the Hopkinton State Fair Association is entitled to his attorney's fees for suing, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a split decision.
Depressed driver didn't know he hit woman: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A man charged in a fatal hit and run was so depressed at the time of the accident he doesn't remember driving into a woman in a Calgary crosswalk, his lawyer says.
Doyle to appoint Madison attorney to PSC (Small Business Times)
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced he is appointing Madison environmental attorney Lauren Azar to the state Public Service Commission (PSC). Azar will succeed Bert Garvin, who is stepping down. Azar's appointment will take effect March 12.
Attorney tapped for PSC (The Capital Times)
Gov. Jim Doyle has picked Madison attorney Lauren Azar as one of the three members of the Public Service Commission, which regulates state utilities. Azar, 46, will succeed Robert Garvin, who resigned earlier this year before the expiration of his term. Azar will begin her term on March 12.
Attorney General warns against tax season scams (ABC 7 Gulfshore News)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a warning for consumers on Wednesday about possible tax scams.
Wasserstrom gets new attorney (Miami Herald)
Former Hollywood City Commissioner Keith Wasserstrom has hired Milton Hirsch, a colorful, prominent attorney and public corruption specialist, to represent him.
David Snyder's attorney requests trial be held elsewhere (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- Citing "media publicity" of the decisions David and Dorothy Snyder have made as Roseland town council members, David Snyder's attorney on Wednesday said he would ask that his client's trial be held elsewhere.
Mahala Dickerson, Alaska's first black lawyer, dead at 94 (KTVF Fairbanks)
Mahala Ashley Dickerson, the state's first black lawyer, died this week at her family homestead in Wasilla after a short illness.
BP CEO Browne to be questioned over refinery blast: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A deposition will be taken from BP chief executive John Browne in London on Friday related to a fatal 2005 explosion at a Texas refinery run by the British energy giant, a US lawyer said Wednesday.
BP CEO Browne to be questioned over refinery blast: lawyer (TODAYonline)
BP chief executive John Browne speaks to the press on 06 February 2007. A deposition will be taken from Browne in London on Friday related to a fatal 2005 explosion at a Texas refinery run by the British energy giant, a US lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney wants to rename Commerce City (9 News Denver)
COMMERCE CITY - An attorney says he is pushing forward to try and change the name of a local city.
Lawyer to move apex court in US (Gulf News)
Manama: The lawyer of the two Bahrainis held at Guantanamo Bay prison yesterday said that he would ask the US Supreme Court to review a legal decision barring foreign prisoners from challenging their detention in American courts.
Settlement Gives St. Louis County Attorney A Raise (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Ending more than two-months of legal wrangling, the St. Louis County Board has voted to give County Attorney Melanie Ford a raise. More Political News
Settlement Gives St. Louis County Attorney A Raise (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Ending more than two-months of legal wrangling, the St. Louis County Board has voted to give County Attorney Melanie Ford a raise. More Political News
District Attorney's preliminary ruling: Officers justified in shooting (The York Dispatch)
York County District Attorney Stan Rebert has preliminarily ruled that officers were justified in shooting a York City man who fired at them as they tried to arrest him.
Mahala Dickerson, Alaska's first black lawyer, dead at 94 (KTVA Anchorage)
Mahala Ashley Dickerson, the state's first black lawyer, died this week at her family homestead in Wasilla after a short illness. That's according to a report Wednesday in the Anchorage Daily News. She was 94 years old.
UPS under Attorney General investigation after lawsuit claims faulty trucks (News 10 Now Syracuse)
Its slogan is "What can brown do for you?" But, one UPS employee is wondering what brown can do to you? Now the Attorney General's office is asking that same question after allegations of faulty trucks have found their way into a lawsuit. News 10 Now's Brian Dwyer has the story.
Attorney pleads no contest in child abuse case (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 3:07 PM- The case against a former deputy Duchesne County attorney charged with failing to report information about the sexual abuse of a child has been resolved with a plea in abeyance. Roland Uresk pleaded "no contest" this week in Salt Lake County's justice court to one count of class B misdemeanor failure to report child abuse.
Attorney General launches religious freedom initiative at SBC meeting (BPNews.net)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with Southern Baptist leaders Feb. 20 to unveil a new Department of Justice initiative aimed at educating Americans about their religious liberties and to ask for the Southern Baptist Convention’s help in identifying and reporting abuses of those liberties.
Nifong's attorney gets extension (The News & Observer)
DA's attorney get additional time to prepare for prosecutor's trial before the State Bar.
Collins appointed Green Lake County district attorney (Fond du Lac Reporter)
GREEN LAKE Winn Collins is the new Green Lake County District Attorney, the governors office announced Wednesday. Collins will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of District Attorney James Camp. He will begin serving March 4 and the term will end Jan. 5, 2009. Winn Collins is a proven prosecutor whose ability to work closely with law enforcement and policy expertise will serve the people ...
Nicole Richie's lawyer enters not guilty plea in DUI case (Madison Daily Leader)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nicole Richie's lawyer appeared in court Tuesday without her client and entered a not guilty plea on Richie's behalf to a driving under the influence charge.
Lawyer asks for aquittal in terror trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer of a suspect charged with terror attacks on Jordanians in Iraq and with belonging to al-Qaida urged the court to acquit his client Wednesday, saying there was a lack of evidence.
Melton's attorney wants complaint withdrawn (The Clarion-Ledger)
The attorney for Jackson Mayor Frank Melton warned radio personality Kim Wade to withdraw his complaint against the mayor.
Dasseys statements not reliable, attorney says (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC - A forensic psychologist has determined Brendan Dassey is susceptible to suggestion, putting into question Dasseys incriminating statements to authorities, his attorney said in motions filed today in Manitowoc County Circuit Court.
U.S. Attorney offers downbeat assessment to Boroughs Association (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
I don’t have the answer,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney John McCann. “I’m just the bearer of the sad truth.” His truth was that violent street gangs are a real local threat and the public’s “insatiable demand” for illegal drugs is what keeps them here.
Protect yourself and your family with a power of attorney (Market Watch)
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- You probably have all sorts of systems in place to protect your family in the case of an emergency: health insurance, life insurance, disability care, emergency savings fund. But many people forget to do something that can be invaluable when it comes to protecting their families: Grant a power of attorney.
Attorney joins race for district judge (The Express-Times)
BETHLEHEM | An attorney who serves as an assistant public defender in Northampton County has announced he will run for an open district judge's seat in the city.
Lawyer: Don't confuse Haditha with Hamdania killing (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY -- A lawyer for a Camp Pendleton Marine charged with murdering Iraqi civilians in the city of Haditha says that confusion of that case with the prosecution of Marines in an unrelated homicide in a similarly named place is creating an unfair public image of his client.
Murrieta's city attorney under scrutiny (North County Times)
MURRIETA -- Starting early next month, the city attorney's job at City Hall will be expanded. But for the current city attorney, John Harper, that could be a short-lived change.
IDA director weary of publicity surrounding attorney (Savannah Morning News)
SPRINFIELD - John Henry hopes shifting from a litigation lawyer to a business attorney will meet the legal needs of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and dim the light of public scrutiny.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
British lawyer: Guantánamo war crimes court still flawed (Miami Herald)
Britain's top lawyer told the U.S. legal establishment on Monday that Congress and the Bush administration have failed to fix fundamental flaws in its war crimes court at Guantánamo -- jeopardizing Western efforts in the war on terrorism.
Cromer will appeal, his attorney says (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Lexington police officer scheduled to be fired because of his postings on a Web site and charges related to the arrest of a country music singer will appeal his firing, his attorney said yesterday.
Lawyer: Evidence withheld in murder case (Daily Herald)
The lawyer for a Round Lake woman serving 27 years in prison for a 2001 murder accused McHenry County authorities Wednesday of withholding evidence that might have led a jury to acquit her.
Wasserstrom hires high-profile lawyer in corruption case (Miami Herald)
Suspended Hollywood Commissioner Keith Wasserstrom has hired a new, high-profile defense lawyer, one with experience defending elected officials accused of corruption in Miami-Dade.
Kane state’s attorney has say on library annexation (Daily Herald)
The Batavia Public Library’s annexation of 1,500 acres west and north of the Mill Creek subdivision has not taken effect and the library can’t collect taxes on the land unless a judge says otherwise, the Kane County state’s attorney believes.
Lawmaker's son won't talk at inquest, attorney says (The Morning Call)
| A state lawmaker's teenage son will not testify if he is called as a witness in the death of a friend found shot to death with the lawmaker's gun, the teen's attorney said Wednesday.
Nifong's lawyer gets an extension (The News & Observer)
The State Bar has granted the lawyer representing Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong more time to respond to the accusations against the prosecutor.
Lawyer sneaked drugsto Anna in hosp (New York Daily News)
While doctors tried to wean a pregnant Anna Nicole Smith off prescription drugs, her lawyer pal snuck a duffel bag of pills into the hospital to feed her cravings, her ex-lover testified yesterday.
Belmar attorney defends closed hearing on bar's violations (Asbury Park Press)
The Borough Council behaved appropriately when it convened in executive session at a scheduled hearing last week for D'Jais, given the seriousness of the charges against the popular nightclub, the governing body's attorney said this week.
Attorney: Dasseys statements not reliable (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC A forensic psychologist has determined Brendan Dassey is susceptible to suggestion, putting into question Dasseys incriminating statements to authorities, his attorney said in motions filed Wednesday in Manitowoc County Circuit Court.