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Legal News 07/2007



Prosecutors says LA city attorney pressured her in grocer case (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES ( Map , News ) - A career prosecutor says she was pressured to drop criminal charges by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who has come under sharp scrutiny in recent weeks for allowing his wife to drive a city-owned vehicle and using his staff to baby-sit his children and run personal errands.
Australian Attorney-General condemns London bomb plot (People's Daily)
Australian Attorney-General Philip Ruddock on Saturday condemned the foiled car bombing plot in London.
Attorney general charges trio for illegal dumping, burning of waste (The Sentinel)
Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General s Environmental Crimes Section have filed criminal charges against three Perry County men and their family-operated business, accusing them of dumping and burning demolition, construction and household waste generated by their business.
Attorney: Keep killer alive for study (Florida Today)
The attorney for Mark Dean Schwab, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping, torturing and then killing 11-year-old Junny Rios-Martinez, said the killer should not be executed so scientists can study him.
Whichard wants a lawyer on committee (The Herald-Sun)
The retired state Supreme Court justice leading an investigation of the Durham Police Department's handling of the Duke lacrosse case wants a lawyer to staff his committee so it doesn't have to rely on aid from city administrators.
Attorney: Long record of raising children (York Daily Record)
Jul 1, 2007 — John and Carol Thomas are waiting for the truth to come out. And it will, their attorney Sandra Thompson says.
Attorney general charges trio for illegal dumping, burning of waste (The Sentinel)
Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General s Environmental Crimes Section have filed criminal charges against three Perry County men and their family-operated business, accusing them of dumping and burning demolition, construction and household waste generated by their business.
Miss. Dems question attorney's work (The Clarion-Ledger)
State Democratic Party leaders said Saturday they have not heard from their attorney since a federal judge ruled lawmakers must revamp party primaries and pass a voter ID policy.
Lawyer: Ex-astronaut didn't wear diaper (Las Cruces Sun-News)
ORLANDO, Fla.—Former astronaut Lisa Nowak didn't wear diapers during her 950-mile road trip to confront a romantic rival, her lawyer said Friday, disputing one of the more bizarre details to emerge from the NASA love triangle.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Enzi offers three for attorney post (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Attorneys Kelly Rankin of Casper and Harlan Rasmussen of Sheridan will join Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson in being considered for the position of U.S. attorney for Wyoming.
Accused sexual offender gets new lawyer (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
A 25-year-old Ashwaubenon man accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl has a new lawyer and a new trial date in Brown County Circuit Court.
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
City attorney fees increase by 3.3 percent in Farmington (Farmington Observer)
The City of Farmington will pay more for its attorney fees next year.
John Bertsch column: Durable powers of attorney useful in times of incapacity 07-01-2007 (Plainview Daily Herald)
Durable powers of attorney are very useful tools when planning for the possibility of physical or mental incapacity. Durable powers of attorney allow for the management of one’s financial affairs or the making of medical decisions in spite of an incapacity.
L.A. city attorney in hot water over alleged missteps (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, July 1 (COPLEY NEWS SERVICE): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has learned a hard lesson over the last three weeks: Bluster can backfire. After taking a tough stand against celebrity scofflaw Paris Hilton, Delgadillo has had his political future imperiled by allegations that he and his wife skirted some of the laws he enforces.
Russellville lawyer suspended 6 months (NWAnews.com)
The Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has suspended Russellville lawyer Richard H. Young for six months, the committee said Thursday. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Lohans Lawyer Furious Over Toxicology Tests Leak (ContactMusic)
LATEST: LINDSAY LOHAN's lawyer have angrily blasted the police for "selling stories", after the actress' toxicology tests following her drink driving
Lawyer again targets 'pork' in N.J. budget (The Record)
It would be easy to dismiss David W. Robinson, a Cranford lawyer who on Monday challenged Governor Corzine to veto all the pet projects legislators added to the budget, as just another hopeless gadfly.
Attorney: Killer should be spared for psychological study (The Daily Comet)
TITUSVILLE, Fla. Death row inmate Mark Dean Schwab is a "scientific mystery" who should be spared execution so he can be further studied to prevent other pedophiles from raping and killing children, his attorney said.
Killer's attorney seeks scientific reason for clemency (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
A death row inmate's attorney says his client is a “scientific mystery” whose life should be spared so he can serve as a living research subject to prevent future rapes and murders.
Attorney Says Client A "Scientific Mystery,' Argues Clemency (Central Florida News 13)
A death row inmate's attorney said his client is a "scientific mystery" whose life should be spared so he can serve as a living research subject to prevent future rapes and murders.
John Bertsch column: Durable powers of attorney useful in times of incapacity 07-01-2007 (Plainview Daily Herald)
Durable powers of attorney are very useful tools when planning for the possibility of physical or mental incapacity. Durable powers of attorney allow for the management of one’s financial affairs or the making of medical decisions in spite of an incapacity.
Attorney: Killer should be spared for psychological study (7 News Miami)
TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Death row inmate Mark Dean Schwab is a "scientific mystery" who should be spared execution so he can be further studied to prevent other pedophiles from raping and killing children, his attorney said.
Attorney: Spare Killer For Psychological Study (Local 6 Orlando)
Death row inmate Mark Dean Schwab is a "scientific mystery" who should be spared execution so he can be further studied to prevent other pedophiles from raping and killing children, his attorney said in a motion for clemency.
Under pressure abroad, Iran targets dissent at home (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani says his workload is increasing, a sign the Islamic Republic may be getting tougher on dissent in the face of Western pressure over its disputed atomic ambitions.
Local attorney files million-dollar civil lawsuit against the HPD (KHOU)
A Houston attorney is filing a million-dollar civil lawsuit against the HPD after she claims the department took no action against an officer she says abused her during an arrest.
Lawyer-legislator in editorial wasn't Delleney (News & Reporter)
I got what might be called a wrap on the knuckles e-mail Tuesday. The paper got praised for an editorial, but also got the knock on the knuckles for what wasn't, to that reader, clear in it.
Attorney writes novel about Louisiana politics (Hammond Daily Star)
Sitting diligently at the computer in his children's playroom, Hammond attorney Douglas Brown typed his first novel during his leisure time. The rumbling of toy trains below his feet never bothered him, nor did the sound of the television in the next room.
School changes followed policy, lawyer says (The Post and Courier)
Berkeley County school officials did not deviate from policy in approving $1.8 million in change orders on Cane Bay High School, according to a lawyer hired to examine the changes. The Berkeley County School Board had asked Columbia lawyer William Halligan to determine whether district off...
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
Attorney general charges trio for illegal dumping, burning of waste (The Sentinel)
Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General s Environmental Crimes Section have filed criminal charges against three Perry County men and their family-operated business, accusing them of dumping and burning demolition, construction and household waste generated by their business.
Elmsford lawyer disbarred (The Journal News)
ELMSFORD - Denise Cooper, a lawyer who was admitted to the bar as Denise Rosenberg in 1985 after graduating from Pace University, has been disbarred after admitting she could not successfully defend herself against complaints that she misappropriated more than $137,000 worth of client funds.
Naming the Next Deputy Attorney General: Why It Should Be Chuck Rosenberg, the Current U.S. Attorney for the Eastern ... (FindLaw)
Now that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has survived the latest threat to his tenure, from the June 11 Senate no-confidence vote, Gonzales must promptly turn his attention to recommending an excellent replacement for Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, who recently announced his resignation.
PR Society Club to honor attorney (The New Britain Herald)
NEW BRITAIN - The Puerto Rican Society Club of New Britain marks its 20th annual festival banquet dinner July 13. This year, the organization will honor attorney Harold J. Geragosian of New Britain, a counselor and friend to the society for more than 50 years.
Child killer's attorney wants him spared from death for psychological study (Sun-Sentinel)
TITUSVILLE Death Row inmate Mark Dean Schwab is a "scientific mystery" who should be spared execution so he can be studied to prevent other pedophiles from raping and killing children, his attorney said.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Lawyer vs. auto giant in Sacramento showdown (The Sacramento Bee)
Flying from city to city in his private jet, Arkansas lawyer Tab Turner has won hundreds of millions of dollars suing automakers for clients injured in sport-utility vehicle rollover crashes.
Enzi offers three for attorney post (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Attorneys Kelly Rankin of Casper and Harlan Rasmussen of Sheridan will join Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson in being considered for the position of U.S. attorney for Wyoming.
Lohan's lawyer furious over toxicology tests leak (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer have angrily blasted the police for "selling stories", after the actress' toxicology tests following her drink driving arrest were leaked online.
Attorney: Keep killer alive (Orlando Sentinel)
Mark Dean Schwab should be used for 'psychological research,' he says. Death-row inmate Mark Dean Schwab is a "scientific mystery" who should be spared execution so he can be further studied to prevent other pedophiles from raping and killing children, his attorney said in a motion for clemency.
Berezovsky charged with coup conspiracy - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. July 2 (Interfax) - Russian law enforcers have charged businessman Boris Berezovsky with conspiring to seize power in Russia, lawyer Andrei Borovkov said on Monday.
Texas Democratic Senate Candidate Offers Up $10 Million (New York Times)
Mikal Carter Watts, a San Antonio trial lawyer, has set up an exploratory committee for a race to win the Democratic primary and then take on incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the General Election in 2008.
Russia charges Berezovsky with coup plot: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Russian prosecutors have brought criminal charges against emigre tycoon Boris Berezovsky on suspicion of plotting to seize power, his lawyer said on Monday.
Russia charges Berezovsky with coup plot: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!7 News)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors have brought criminal charges against emigre tycoon Boris Berezovsky on suspicion of plotting to seize power, his lawyer said on Monday.
Robeson District Attorney says he will prosecute victim cases (WIS News 10 Columbia)
Associated Press - July 2, 2007 8:35 AM ET LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - Robeson County's district attorney says he will prosecute hundreds of cases handled by deputies who have pleaded guilty in a...
Berezovsky charged with coup conspiracy - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. July 2 (Interfax) - Russian law enforcers have charged businessman Boris Berezovsky with conspiring to seize power in Russia, lawyer Andrei Borovkov said on Monday.
Berezovsky charged with plotting coup in Russia - lawyer -1 (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, July 2 (RIA Novosti) - Fugitive Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been charged with plotting a coup in Russia, his lawyer said Monday.
Can 15-year-old get a fair trial? Lawyer accuses public of perverting the course of justice (The Star)
Can 15-year-old get a fair trial? Lawyer accuses public of perverting the course of justice
Russia charges Berezovsky with coup plot - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors have charged emigre tycoon Boris Berezovsky on suspicion of plotting to seize power, his lawyer said on Monday.