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Legal News 05/2007 (Page 11)



'Payback' for Hicks lawyer (The Age)
David Hicks' US military lawyer, Major Michael Mori, faces an uncertain future after being passed over for promotion.
Goodling Granted Immunity in Attorney Firings Probe (Washington Post)
A federal judge today ordered a former aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to testify in Congress about the firings of U.S. attorneys, granting her limited immunity from prosecution so she can tell the committee what she knows.
U.S. attorney sees no entrapment (The Record)
An attorney for one of six Muslim men accused in an alleged plot to murder soldiers at Fort Dix questioned the conduct of the FBI informants used in the case.
Office of Sarkozy's lawyer searched in smear probe (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A French judge searched the offices of President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer on Friday as part of an investigation linked to the long-running Clearstream smear scandal, the lawyer said.
Animal rights lawyer a tiger in the court (The New Zealand Herald)
Celebrity animal rights lawyer Steven Wise usually steers clear of zoos, which is why we take him to the one in Auckland. On the way to see Janie, the last tea party chimp, I explain her performances were a long time ago and the zoo is quite different today.
Lawyer has trial date continued (The Daily Comet)
The case of a New Orleans based lawyer accused of possessing crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia has been continued, while both sides wait for the Louisiana State Supreme Court to rule whether key pieces of evidence can be used in court.
Attorney says cold case suspicions nothing new (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
A Grand Rapids defense attorney says detectives have tried to pin a series of unsolved murders on his former client for years, but there was never enough evidence.
AG says hire outside lawyer (The Daily Iberian)
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office met privately with five Iberia Parish Council members last week to suggest that the council hire an outside, independent lawyer to investigate discrepancies outlined in a recent legislative audit of parish finances.
Lawyer cut from priest-abuse case (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
BURLINGTON - A lawyer who filed a lawsuit to get a split of the in legal fees in the Covington Diocese sex-abuse settlement has lost her battle.
Court Allows Lawyer to Sue Over Intercepted Phone Call (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
A Tustin lawyer who claims that the Los Angeles Police Department and District Attorney’s Office illegally intercepted his conversation with a client during a sweeping wiretap program in the 1990s can sue, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday.
Katrina lawyer suspended in La.; Can still practice in fed court (The Houma Courier)
A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina has been suspended from practice in Louisiana state courts.
Katrina lawyer suspended in La.; Can still practice in fed court (The Daily Comet)
A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina has been suspended from practice in Louisiana state courts.
Attorney who stole millions: 'Drowning in a sea of nothingness' (Rocky Mountain News)
Wiley Todd Linville promised himself he would pay back the money the first time he stole. But he didn't. Instead, the former Denver attorney who says he "hoped to save the world" plundered the accounts of his clients.
Katrina lawyer suspended in La.; Can still practice in fed court (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina has been suspended from practice in Louisiana state...
Lawyer involved in suing over Katrina damage is suspended for 18 months (WWL-TV New Orleans)
A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina has been suspended from practice in Louisiana state courts.
Attorney general speaks with lawmaker being sued in open records case (Wisconsin State Journal)
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and a state lawmaker being sued in an open records case handled by Van Hollen's Department of Justice met to discuss the case in March, according to the lawmaker.
Katrina lawyer suspended in La.; Can still practice in fed court (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS A key lawyer involved in suing the federal government over damage caused by levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina has been suspended from practice in...
Portland lawyer enters congressional race (Boston Globe)
A Portland lawyer on Friday became the fourth Democrat to throw his hat into the ring for the 2008 1st District congressional race.
Attorney says student at fault in fatal Halberstam crash (San Francisco Chronicle)
An attorney for David Halberstam's widow said today that the UC Berkeley journalism student who was driving the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was reckless and negligent in the April 23 car crash that killed Halberstam. Martin Garbus said he came to...
Clinton attorney stays on molestation case (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Clinton attorney Richard Koritz will represent Anthony Fletcher at a jury trial Monday on child molestation and pornography charges despite Fletcher’s request for a new lawyer.
Attorney General Certifies Two proposed amendments (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposed constitutional amendments that would allow legislators to serve longer and create a state commission to oversee legalized gambling in Arkansas were certified by the state attorney general's office on Friday.
Lawyer Hit With $3 Million Award in Dispute Over Nightclub Run-In (Law.com)
After more than four years of acrimonious litigation that included three trials in front of three different civil and criminal court judges, issues stemming from a physical confrontation at a bar were finally resolved this month when a Texas civil jury awarded $3 million in damages against Dallas lawyer Jerry W. Mooty Jr. It ultimately turned out to be the rare civil damages case where both the ...
Investigators speak about shooting inside Columbia attorney's house (WIS News 10 Columbia)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Friday, the jury heard 911 tapes and testimony from investigators in the trial of Dewain Herring. Inside Columbia attorney Dewain Herring's house, Bryant Gwyn says he saw Herring pointing a .357 magnum at him and other Richland County deputies.
Ballplayer's lawyer says no "real injuries" in assault case (12 News Phoenix)
A lawyer for Diamondback Alberto Callaspo says the domestic violence allegations against the infielder are blown out of proportion. Attorney Ben green says that court records show "two people pushing each other and things being broken."
Judge bars fee for attorney in lawsuit against Diocese (The Kentucky Post)
A Covington attorney committed numerous, egregious ethical violations in her work on a class-action lawsuit against the Diocese of Covington and deserves no part of an estimated $18.5 million pool for lawyers' fees from the settlement of the case, a special judge has ruled.
Justice not expected: Chaudhry's lawyer (The Times of India)
ISLAMABAD: A day ahead of the resumption of the hearing into the case against suspended Pakistan Chief Justice, his defence lawyer said Iftikhar M Chaudhry does not expect to get justice from the Supreme Judicial Council.
Clinton attorney stays on molestation case (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Clinton attorney Richard Koritz will represent Anthony Fletcher at a jury trial Monday on child molestation and pornography charges despite Fletcher’s request for a new lawyer.
Shooter's words contradictory, attorney says (Jonesboro Sun)
JONESBORO -- The attorney for the victims of the Westside Middle School shootings says sworn testimony given by one of the two killers conflicts throughout the 135-page deposition.
C.P. attorney earns specialist designation (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CROWN POINT | Crown Point attorney and city Judge Kent Jeffirs has earned his specialization in estate planning and administration, becoming one of only four in Lake County to achieve that distinction.
Divide persists over attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- Opinions remained divided Friday over the apparent resignation of Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry.
Missing lawyer faces theft charges (Casper Star-Tribune)
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) -- A Breckenridge lawyer reported missing by his friends is now a wanted man after police issued an arrest warrant Wednesday, saying he could have stolen as much as 1 million from his clients.
Others who think they may be victims call police in missing lawyer case (Rocky Mountain News)
More people who believe they may have been victimized by missing Breckenridge lawyer Royal "Scoop" Daniel III have surfaced, Assistant Breckenridge Police Chief Greg Morrison said Friday.
Attorney General's Office drops fraternity case (The Burlington Free Press)
The Vermont Attorney General's Office has decided not to pursue an appeal of a judicial ruling that dismissed hazing charges against a University of Vermont fraternity.
Lawyer jumps into race, seeks Allen's seat (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
SANFORD (AP) - A Portland lawyer on Friday became the fourth Democrat to throw his hat into the ring for the 2008 1st District congressional race. Adam Cote, 34, will run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tom Allen, who is running to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins in the 2008 election.
Museum Notes: The 1914 race for district attorney (Merced Sun-Star)
A year ago, I wrote a column about Claud Henry McCray and the 1914 election in which he defeated Andrew R. Schottky and became the District Attorney of Merced County. The race was a very close one and McCray won by about 300 votes. Schottky, who continued his private law practice in Merced after the election, went on to have a successful political life as a State Senator, a Superior Court Judge ...
Mayor Should Not Have Voted On Own Salary, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- An attorney general's opinion saying the mayor of Brinkley should not have cast a tie-breaking vote to raise her own salary raises questions about the ability of mayors and city councils statewide to pass budgets, the mayor said Wednesday.
Judge: Lawyer no class act (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The judge presiding over the Covington Diocese's $84 million sex-abuse settlement said a lawyer who helped bring the class-action committed more ethical violations than he could name.
Attorney General Certifies Two proposed amendments (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposed constitutional amendments that would allow legislators to serve longer and create a state commission to oversee legalized gambling in Arkansas were certified by the state attorney general's office on Friday.
Covington lawyer loses fee dispute case (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A Kentucky lawyer who sued prominent Cincinnati attorney Stan Chesley in a fee dispute has lost her case. Senior Judge Robert McGinnis ruled yesterday for Chesley, awarding no damages to Barbara Bonar of Covington, who claimed she was owed $1 million or more in the Diocese of Covington priest-abuse litigation.
Lawyer fights part of ballpark land swap (The Charlotte Observer)
A Charlotte lawyer has gone to court to stop part of the land swap designed to bring minor-league baseball to uptown.
How to find a lawyer online (Times-Standard)
What do you think of using the internet to find a lawyer? Can you trust the sites that promise to link you up with a good lawyer? Or, do you recommend avoiding online sources?
BENT LAWYER ROBBED HER OWN FIRM (Daily Record)
A LAWYER yesterday admitted stealing cash from the solicitors where she used to work. Zosia Fraser, 29, was sacked from her position with a law firm. They claimed she was caught charging clients up-front cash payments that she pocketed for herself.
Attorney general says fatal police shooting justified (The Daily Times)
DOVER — Police were justified in using deadly force in the killing of a former Marine shot three times after being Tasered repeatedly by officers trying to arrest him while investigating a motorcycle gang, the attorney general's office said Friday.
Attorney pleads innocent; tentative July trial date set (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – Saying he felt fine, "other than not wanting to be here," Danville attorney John "Pat" Wolgamot was arraigned and pleaded innocent Friday to federal charges of tax fraud conspiracy and helping to file false tax returns. Chicago attorney Ted Poulos, representing Wolgamot, said, "It is a very difficult time for Mr. Wolgamot and his family."
Lawyer In Priest-Abuse Litigation Loses Fee Dispute (The Louisville Channel)
A lawyer who claims she is owed $1 million or more from priest-abuse litigation loses her case against Cincinnati attorney Stan Chesley.
State attorney general rules illegal worker bills invalid (The Tennessean)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Legislation currently moving through the Legislature that would forbid the hiring of illegal immigrants in Tennessee could not be enforced because it attempts to trump federal law, state Attorney General Bob Cooper said in an opinion.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (Wentzville Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (O'Fallon Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (St. Peters Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
AG says hire outside lawyer (The Daily Iberian)
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office met privately with five Iberia Parish Council members last week to suggest that the council hire an outside, independent lawyer to investigate discrepancies outlined in a recent legislative audit of parish finances.