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Legal News 09/2007



Attorney: Case facts may favor Bowman (The Gazette)
Anthony Bowman's attorney said another University of Iowa football player met recently with campus police officials regarding two stolen credit cards, but the player was not considered a suspect. Anamosa Attorney Jim Thomas declined to identify the player but said he will not face any charges. Thomas, Cedar Rapids Attorney Matt Petrzelka and another attorney were present during the questioning. ...
Lawyer: Salman Khan released on bail (El Paso Times)
JAIPUR, India—A court in Jodhpur released popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan on bail Friday in a poaching case, his lawyer said. He had been held at the Jodhpur Central Jail since his arrest last Saturday, said his lawyer, Dipesh Mehta.
Kansas official requests attorney general's input on Missouri income tax law (The Kansas City Star)
A Kansas lawmaker called Friday for an attorney general’s opinion on a Missouri law that increases income taxes on Kansans who work in the Show-Me State.
Former Largo city attorney gets Fernandina Beach post (The Florida Times-Union)
FERNANDINA BEACH - City Commissioners on Tuesday chose Tammi E. Bach, the former city attorney of Largo, to be Fernandina Beach's next city attorney.
Connecticut Lawyer Is Given 12 Years in Neighbor’s Killing (New York Times)
A lawyer who stabbed his neighbor to death because he thought the man had molested his 2-year-old daughter was sentenced to prison for first-degree manslaughter.
Inland senator stalled budget, clashed with attorney general to halt suits (The Press-Enterprise)
SACRAMENTO - Early in this summer's budget standoff, Attorney General Jerry Brown learned that his main adversary in a dispute over global-warming lawsuits was a first-term state senator named Bob Dutton.
Attorney General Sues Springdale "Natario" (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The state has sued a Springdale "natario" and her business for allegedly charging for immigration assistance, visas, tax assistance, identification and power of attorney letters, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
State attorney general reviews contract with NMMI official (El Paso Times)
ROSWELL -- The New Mexico attorney general's office is looking into the renewal of the contract for the superintendent at New Mexico Military Institute.
Lawyer charged in child porn (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A veteran New Orleans lawyer was charged by federal prosecutors Thursday with one count of possessing child pornography.
Lawyer is permanently disbarred (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday permanently disbarred a New Orleans defense lawyer who was convicted three years ago of taking bribes to help people convicted on drug-related charges win early release from probation.
Attorney General Sues Car Dealer Accused Of Deceptive Practices (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel sued an out-of-business Pine Bluff car dealer Monday for failing to pay off debt on traded-in vehicles, leaving the former owners responsible.
Forest Service lawyer taking lobbying post (Deseret Morning News)
The Bush administration's top lawyer for the U.S. Forest Service is leaving to take a job with the nation's leading timber industry lobbying group.
Witness in Las Vegas bomb case: gets new lawyer (Provo Daily Herald)
LAS VEGAS -- The new lawyer for an illegal immigrant jailed as a material witness after a deadly Las Vegas Strip parking lot bombing said Friday the woman wants to provide a sworn account of what she knows about the case."She is a cooperative witness, and the state is doing everything possible to expedite this situation so she spends as little in detention as possible," said Robert Langford, the ...
Missing lawyer arrested (The News & Observer)
Chapel Hill lawyer John G. McCormick, on the run from the law for more than a year, was arrested early Friday in a Phoenix park, his address listed as "transient."
Ex-US attorney general calls for Joma release (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Former United States attorney general Ramsey Clark, an activist lawyer whose international human rights campaign later included his controversial defense of Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi strongman's trial, has reportedly come out in support of jailed Filipino communist rebel leader Jose Ma. Sison.
District attorney to seek term-limit extension (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Larimer County voters might decide in November whether the district attorney should be held to the same term-limit standards as other elected officials.
Czech police wanted to check supreme attorney -- press (České noviny)
Prague- The Czech anti-corruption police intended to investigate Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka in connection with her decision in the corruption case of Deputy Prime Minister Jiri Cunek, the daily Pravo reports.
Attorney: Science center fired Romei (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
The Texas A&M Health Science Center has terminated the employment of P. David Romei, former director of the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, Romei's attorney said Friday.
Attorney asks to seal murder case (The Capital)
Howard L. Cardin, Megan Patria's attorney, mentioned the motion yesterday during a hearing, but because the case was tried in juvenile court the paperwork is sealed.
Deceased NU Football Player's Mom Sued By Attorney (CBS 2 Chicago)
The mother of a Northwestern University football player who died during practice and received a multi-million dollar settlement from the university was sued Friday for allegedly not paying her attorney fees.
Former US Attorney General offers Sison legal assistance (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A former US attorney general has offered to join an international team of lawyers to defend Jose Maria Sison, founding chairman of the Communist Partyof the Philippines who has been detained at the Netherlands on multiple murder charges.
Lawyer gets 12 years in mistaken slaying (CNN.com)
BRIDGEORT, Connecticut -- A lawyer who stabbed his neighbor to death because he thought the man had molested his 2-year-old daughter was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for first-degree manslaughter.
High-Profile Oregon Attorney Retires (Fox 12 Oregon)
A lawyer who was central to the Rajneesh mass poisoning case in the 1980s retired this week from the U.S. Attorney's office in Portland.
Woman's lawyer says dog fighting allegations false (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The lawyer for a woman facing animal cruelty charges after 13 pit bulls were seized from her property denies allegations that the dogs may have been trained for fighting.
Defense attorney calls artifacts theft charges false (The Daily Comet)
MOULTON, Ala. A defense attorney entered not guilty pleas Friday on theft charges against a former curator for Pond Spring, the historic home of Gen. Joe Wheeler in Hillsboro, and the curator's great aunt.
Top Forest Service lawyer to become timber lobbyist (The World)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration’s top lawyer for the U.S. Forest Service is leaving to take a job with the nation’s leading timber industry lobbying group.
U.S. attorney office employee charged with grand jury leak (The Daily Comet)
MOBILE, Ala. Charlie McNichol, the law enforcement coordinator and spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Mobile, has been charged with leaking information about a grand jury probe.
Lawyer Ron Crushes Woodward Rivals (BloodHorse)
Well, it wasn’t another course record, but the performance by Lawyer Ron in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) ( VIDEO ) Sept. 1 was every bit as impressive as what he did a month ago in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I).
Lawyer Ron demolishes the field to win Woodward Stakes (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron, winner of the Whitney Handicap, ran away from the field to capture Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. It was the second victory for the colt this summer at the upstate New York track. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Lawyer Ron put himself atop the handicap division with the dominating win in the Woodward. The retirement of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor left the ...
Lawyer: Mother distraught over leaving child in sweltering car (FOX 45 Dayton)
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- A school administrator's lawyer says the woman became distracted after picking up doughnuts for a faculty meeting while driving to work and forgot about her sleeping two-year-old daughter, found dead in the sweltering car.
Lawyer: Mother distraught over leaving child in sweltering car (WFMJ Youngstown)
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - A school administrator's lawyer says the woman became distracted after picking up doughnuts for a faculty meeting while driving to work and forgot about her sleeping 2-year-old daughter, found dead in the sweltering car.
Tennessee attorney general objects to settlement over O'Keeffe work (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - September 1, 2007 7:25 PM ET SANTA FE (AP) - Tennessee's attorney general is objecting to a proposed settlement of a lawsuit involving the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe...
Lawyer Ron wins $500,000 Woodward Stakes (The Post-Star)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Lawyer Ron won the $500,000 grade 1 Woodward Stakes by 8 1/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Court on Saturday, moving to the top of the handicap division.
Lawyer Ron wins $500,000 Woodward Stakes (MSNBC)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Lawyer Ron pulled away in the stretch and won the $500,000 Woodward Stakes by 8 1/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, moving to the top of the handicap division.
Tenn. attorney general objects to settlement over O'Keeffe work (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - September 1, 2007 8:25 PM ET SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Tennessee's attorney general is objecting to a proposed settlement of a lawsuit involving the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in...
Senate hearing could get nasty: Skeptical Dems await attorney general nominees (The Davis Enterprise)
Published Aug 28, 2007 - 14:41:02 CDT. WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' replacement - whoever that may be - faces a potentially nasty Senate confirmation and a beleaguered Justice Department badly in need of leadership.
Gonzales quits as attorney general: Homeland security chief is a possible successor (The Davis Enterprise)
Published Aug 27, 2007 - 19:40:51 CDT. WASHINGTON - Alberto Gonzales, the nation's first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation today, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence.
Lawyer Ron, in Fine Form, Wins the Woodward Stakes (New York Times)
Lawyer Ron won the race by eight and a quarter lengths at Saratoga Race Course Saturday, moving to the top of the handicap division.
Lawyer Ron demolishes the field to win Woodward Stakes (Miami Herald)
Lawyer Ron, winner of the Whitney Handicap, ran away from the field to capture Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. It was the second victory for the colt this summer at the upstate New York track.
Courting Trouble: The document granting 'power of attorney' often leads to abuse (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Across the country -- and notably in Western Pennsylvania, where the number of vulnerable elderly has compounded the problem -- a simple legal document called a power of attorney is disrupting the ever-lengthening lives it was supposed to benefit.
Attorney Jose M. Herrera represented Lazaro Arcacha when he was sentenced to boot camp (Miami Herald)
Attorney Jose M. Herrera represented Lazaro Arcacha when he was sentenced to boot camp. A story Tuesday about the boot camp facing elimination -- on Page 1B of Metro & State and Page 5B of Broward & State -- did not mention Herrera.
Briefs | Lawyer Ron dominates at Saratoga (Seattle Times)
Horse racing Lawyer Ron takes Grade I Woodward by 8-¼ lengths: Lawyer Ron supplied a spectacular encore Saturday at Saratoga in Saratoga...
Attorney General Sues Springdale "Natario" (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The state has sued a Springdale "natario" and her business for allegedly charging for immigration assistance, visas, tax assistance, identification and power of attorney letters, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
Lawyer Ron romps again (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Lawyer Ron pulled away in the stretch and won the $500,000 Woodward Stakes by 8 1/ 4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, moving to the top of the handicap division.
Lawyer Ron wins $500K Woodward Stakes (Fox Sports)
Lawyer Ron pulled away in the stretch and won the $500,000 Woodward Stakes by 8 1/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, moving to the top of the handicap division. "I think he's arguably one of the top older horses in training," winning trainer Todd Pletcher said. Lawyer Ron added the Grade 1 Woodward to his win in the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap on July 28, a race in which the 4-year-old ...
Attorney General Sues Car Dealer Accused Of Deceptive Practices (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel sued an out-of-business Pine Bluff car dealer Monday for failing to pay off debt on traded-in vehicles, leaving the former owners responsible.
U.S. attorney employee charged with jury leak (Birmingham News)
MOBILE - Charlie McNichol, the law enforcement coordinator and spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Mobile, has been charged with leaking information about a grand jury probe.
The next attorney general? How about our man from Northwestern (Chicago Sun-Times)
It is not going to be easy for President Bush to find a replacement for Alberto Gonzales as attorney general of the United States. Who would be willing to accept a high-pressure, short-term job in a lame-duck administration?
Q&A: Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov answers (La Vista Sun)
His name has been synonymous with Sarpy County law enforcement. Lee Polikov worked 26 years for former Sarpy County Sheriff Pat Thomas as his chief deputy and was appointed eight years ago to Sarpy County attorney when the Nebraska Supreme Court disbarred his predecessor, Jim Miller.
Attorney in DUI suit accused of 8 rules violations (Norwalk Advocate)
A prominent Norwalk attorney is accused improperly obtaining a patient's blood-alcohol records to prove he was drunk as part of a $1.3 million civil suit, state records show.