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Legal News 12/2007



White-collar crime lawyer to lead Jones Day's Dallas office (Dallas Morning News)
White-collar-crime lawyer George Manning will become partner- in-charge of the Dallas office of Jones Day law firm effective Jan. 1, taking over from Frank Hubach.
Attorney says he has a handshake agreement with school on new deal for Bobby Bowden (San Diego Union-Tribune)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Bobby Bowden and Florida State are finalizing a deal that would keep him on the Seminoles sideline next year, and maybe longer. Bowden's attorney, Russ Campbell of Birmingham, Ala., confirmed Friday that the university and his client have a deal.
COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) _ Governor Sebelius has signed off on a successor for Cherokee County Attorney Michael Goodrich. (WIBW-TV Topeka)
Goodrich is charged with accepting money and favors from a strip club in exchange for legal favors. He resigned his position as of Saturday. The Cherokee County Democratic Central Committee picked Labette County Attorney John Bullard to serve the rest of Goodrich's term.
Lawyer for Brooke Astor's Son Pleads Not Guilty to Forging Philanthropist's Signature on Will (Law.com)
An attorney who was once suspended from practicing law pleaded not guilty Friday to face charges that he helped Brooke Astor's son loot the philanthropist's $198 million estate. Francis X. Morrissey Jr., a trusts and estates lawyer, faces charges of forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument, scheme to defraud and conspiracy in connection with changes made to the socialite's will. ...
Group files complaint against attorney (The Southern Illinoisan)
MARION - A Marion attorney, who was suspended from practicing before Benton's federal bankruptcy court in July, was slapped with an 11-count complaint from the state's Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission earlier this month.
Laws can’t help check rising rents, says lawyer (The Peninsula)
DOHA • The most effective way to check the rising rents is to ease the housing shortage by improving supplies. New legislations cannot help combat the rent situation, says a lawyer.
Munchinski attorney seeks to have civil suit reinstated (Herald Standard)
The attorney for double murderer David J. Munchinski has asked a panel of federal appeals judges to again allow him to argue to reinstate a civil suit brought against several Fayette County attorneys, judges and law enforcement.
New attorney general may expand probe in Haneef case (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Robert McClelland, who is set to take over as Australia's attorney general, has indicated that there will be a broader investigation into the case of Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef who was charged with supporting terrorism before being released.
Legendary lawyer accused in bribe case (The Charlotte Observer)
Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has carefully crafted an image as an aw-shucks country lawyer who champions the little guy in David-and-Goliath legal battles. But in truth, Scruggs is himself a giant -- a legend of the Mississippi bar, a supremely well-connected political insider, and one of the richest men in one of the poorest states in the Union, having made hundreds of millions of dollars from ...
Rossi wants city attorney off panel (Seattle Times)
Gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi is calling for Gov. Christine Gregoire to remove Seattle City Attorney Thomas Carr as the head of the...
Ex-county attorney is shot to death (Rocky Mountain News)
Former Las Animas County Attorney Jim Tatum was shot and killed in a domestic dispute involving his wife, authorities said Friday.
MLBPA advises Barry Bonds not to hire John Keker as defense attorney (New York Daily News)
The Major League Baseball Players Association has advised Barry Bonds not to hire prominent defense attorney John Keker because the famed San Francisco lawyer previously represented the union in another drug case.
State attorney investigating Broward Black Elected Officials' finances (Sun-Sentinel)
State investigating Broward Black Elected Officials The Broward State Attorney's Office is investigating whether anyone involved with the Broward Black Elected Officials, a nonprofit organization, has broken any laws.
Manhattan lawyer in Brooke Astor scandal pleads not guilty in forging will (New York Daily News)
A Manhattan lawyer accused of conspiring with Brooke Astor's only son to steal her fortune pleaded not guilty Friday to forging the socialite's signature on a will.
Attorney General Marc Dann to hold payday-lending hearings (The Plain Dealer)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann will hold the first of three public hearings about payday lending on Thursday in Cleveland. It's the first time the attorney general's office has used its authority to hold public hearings to investigate a consumer topic, a spokeswoman said.
Lawyer who probed cop torture claims dies (Chicago Sun-Times)
Robert Boyle, a prominent Chicago lawyer who spent the last five years serving as a special prosecutor investigating allegations of police torture, died in his sleep Thursday night of an apparent heart attack, family members said. He was 71.
Supervisors to make decision on new Wapello County Attorney (Ottumwa Courier)
OTTUMWA — Mark Tremmel’s last official day as Wapello County Attorney is Sunday. That means the county supervisors can make the long-anticipated decision on how to find his successor.
Attorney, broker indicted (The Charlotte Observer)
A federal grand jury in Charlotte has indicted a real estate attorney and a mortgage broker, accusing them of defrauding banks and clients during illegal real estate transactions in 2001 and 2002. The attorney, Victoria Sprouse, and the broker, Michael Pahutski, both of Charlotte, were indicted Nov. 16 on charges of mail, wire and bank fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Sprouse was also ...
Lawyer hopes Sudan teacher pardoned (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a British teacher convicted in Sudan of insulting Islam after she let students name a teddy bear Muhammad said he expected his client to be pardoned, while a pair of British Muslim politicians visited Khartoum on Saturday to seek the teacher's release.
Lawyer Hopes Sudan Teacher Pardoned (The Daily Comet)
KHARTOUM, Sudan A lawyer for a British teacher convicted in Sudan of insulting Islam after she let students name a teddy bear Muhammad said he expected his client to be pardoned, while a pair of British Muslim politicians visited Khartoum on Saturday to seek the teacher's release.
Teddy teacher: Lawyer expects her to be pardoned after visit from British Muslim peers (Evening Standard)
The chief defence lawyer of Gillian Gibbons - the teacher jailed in Sudan for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Mohammed - said today he expected her to be pardoned following a visit by two British Muslin peers.
Lawyer who took sleeping pill cleared of vehicle homicide (Eagle-Tribune Online)
LOWELL - Elena Raucci was there and watched helplessly as a car being driven erratically by an Andover lawyer ran down her husband, killing him in the breakdown lane of Interstate 93.
Lawyer hopes Sudan teacher to be pardoned (NDTV)
The chief defence lawyer of the British teacher convicted by a Sudanese court for insulting Islam expected her to be pardoned with the visit of a delegation of British Muslims on Saturday.
Teacher's lawyer expects pardon as British delegation arrives in Sudan (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
KHARTOUM, Sudan - The chief defence lawyer of the British teacher convicted by a Sudanese court for insulting Islam expects her to be pardoned with the visit of a delegation of British Muslims Saturday.
Sudan teacher's lawyer expects pardon (The West Australian)
The chief defence lawyer of the British teacher convicted by a Sudanese court for insulting Islam expects her to be pardoned with the visit of a delegation of British Muslims.
Lawyer files claims alleging sex abuse at Saskatchewan youth detention centre (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
REGINA - A Regina lawyer says about two dozen lawsuits alleging sexual abuse at a youth detention centre have been filed against the Saskatchewan government.
Teacher's lawyer expects presidential pardon (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - December 1, 2007 9:23 AM ET KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - A lawyer for a British teacher jailed in Sudan after allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad says he expects...
Sikh lawyer may be stripped of Canadian honour (Hindustan Times)
The 48-year-old driver is in hospital for kidney and respiratory damage caused by the attack over the weekend. A veteran Sikh lawyer and activist may be stripped of his Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour, as early as next month after being disbarred for professional misconduct.
Attorney General's Office promotes Life Care Planning (Arizona Range News)
Cheryl Bowlby, left, of Willcox speaks with Debra Boehlke, community outreach coordinator from the Attorney General's Office about advance directives for life care planning.
Late attorney remembered for philanthropic spirit (Granite City Press-Record)
It's tough to tell what William W. Schooley Jr. would accomplish in his lifetime from the 1940s photo of him gracing the wall of the Granite City Sports Hall of Fame: his becoming an all-star football player, his graduating from West Point, his service in Korea, his election as County Bar president, his successful four decades as an attorney.
Spokane attorney wanted for domestic violence (The Spokesman-Review)
A Spokane attorney is wanted for failing to appear in court Friday on charges that he choked, beat and threatened to shoot and kill a Spokane woman in early November.
Former Attorney General Ashcroft, Protestors Speak (Cornell Daily Sun)
Not long into his speech on national security, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft was met with an unexpected interruption.
Khadr's lawyer ordered not to reveal witnesses (CTV.ca)
Omar Khadr's chief defence lawyer says an order not to tell anyone, including his client, who will be testifying against him is an unprecedented level of secrecy that undermines the Canadian terror suspect's trial in Guantanamo Bay.
Khadr's lawyer ordered not to reveal prosecution witnesses (The Globe and Mail)
Lawyer says unprecedented level of secrecy undermines the Canadian's trial in Guantanamo Bay
Maine lawyer sues to ease restrictions on petition-gatherers (Freedom Forum Online)
PORTLAND, Maine — A Rumford lawyer involved in an initiative to bring a resort casino to Oxford County has gone to court in an attempt to ease restrictions on where petitioners can gather voter signatures.
Attorney: Suspects 'terrified' to be charged in slaying of Redskins star (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
Associated Press - December 1, 2007 11:53 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - A defense attorney says it's likely four suspects in the shooting death of Sean Taylor will be taken to Miami Sunday.
Attorney: Suspects 'terrified' to be charged in slaying of Redskins star (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
MIAMI (AP) - A defense attorney says it's likely four suspects in the shooting death of Sean Taylor will be taken to Miami Sunday. The men, who range in age from 17 to 20, are facing murder charges in the death of the Washington Redskins star. All were arrested Friday in southwest Florida.
Attorney: Suspects 'terrified' to be charged in slaying of Redskins star (KIFI)
MIAMI (AP) - A defense attorney says it's likely four suspects in the shooting death of Sean Taylor will be taken to Miami Sunday. The men, who range in age from 17 to 20, are facing murder charges in the death of the Washington Redskins star. All were arrested Friday in southwest Florida.
Attorney: Suspects 'terrified' to be charged in slaying of Redskins star (19 Action News Cleveland)
Associated Press - December 1, 2007 11:53 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - A defense attorney says it's likely four suspects in the shooting death of Sean Taylor will be taken to Miami Sunday.
Stuart attorney Gary won't be charged in alleged rape (The Palm Beach Post)
Famed Stuart attorney Willie Gary won't be charged in connection with a sexual liaison with a former employee of his high-powered law firm.
Stuart attorney Gary won't be charged in alleged rape (The Palm Beach Post)
Famed Stuart attorney Willie Gary won't be charged in connection with a sexual liaison with a former employee of his high-powered law firm.
Judge finds an Andover attorney not guilty in hit and run (7 News Boston)
TEWKSBURY, Mass. -- A judge finds an Andover attorney Ki Yong O not guilty of motor vehicle homicide in an accident that happened last year in Tewksbury. The 36-year-old struck and killed Anthony Raucci while on the prescription sleep medication Ambien.
EPISD appoints ex-principal, lawyer as trustees (El Paso Times)
A retired principal and a young lawyer on Tuesday were appointed as the new members of the El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Attorney General's Office promotes Life Care Planning (Arizona Range News)
Cheryl Bowlby, left, of Willcox speaks with Debra Boehlke, community outreach coordinator from the Attorney General's Office about advance directives for life care planning.
Council OK's city attorney firm hire (Benson News-Sun)
In a 5-2 vote Monday night the Benson City Council officially hired the Benevidez Law Group to replace Ann Roberts, who resigned as city attorney in August. The one-year contract was approved for $87,000, or $150 an hour.
Attorney, judge will become magistrates for Idaho in 2008 (The Idaho Statesman)
Boise attorney Candy Dale will become Idaho's first female Federal judge next March, when she takes the place of retiring U.S. Magistrate Mikel Williams. Pocatello judge Ron Bush will replace Ma
1982 Page scandal: Craig was named as sex partner, says lawyer of primary accuser (The Idaho Statesman)
For 25 years, Sen. Larry Craig has not only denied wrongdoing in the 1982 page scandal but has insisted he was not among seven House members accused of homosexual conduct. The lawyer for the page who initiated the scandal says otherwise.
Willie Gary won't be charged with sexual battery, his attorney says (Sun-Sentinel)
Prominent trial lawyer Willie Gary will not be charged with sexual battery stemming from accusations he raped a woman, according to a defense attorney hired by Gary.
Lawyer acquitted in motor vehicle death (Boston Globe)
An Andover lawyer was acquitted Friday in Lowell Superior Court of a charge of motor vehicle homicide in the death of a man who was killed while changing a flat tire on Interstate 93 in Tewksbury. Ki Yong O, 35, was under the influence of the prescription sleeping pill Ambien when he struck Anthony Raucci, 43, of Methuen in July ...
In 50 years, attorney has seen it all (The Beaver County Times)
CalkinsMedia/ERIC POOLE Kenneth Fox, left, an attorney from Ellwood City, helps organize the annual Veterans Day program at Lincoln High School.