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Legal News 02/2008 (Page 15)

Britney's civil rights violated, says lawyer (Digital Spy)
Britney Spears' lawyer files a civil rights complaint in the US District Court.
SA lawyer an eco-warrior (News 24 South Africa)
A South African environmental lawyer has been listed among the world's most extraordinary environmental champions.
Britney's 'lawyer' makes his move (Daily Telegraph)
THE man who claims to be Britney Spears's new lawyer has tried an interesting new tack, and he will seek a "return to normalcy" for the troubled pop music star.
Attorney Questioned About Porter Funds (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
The attorney overseeing a memorial fund for two murdered Independence children invested part of the $30,000 in donations in a company he owns, a newspaper reports.
Defense lawyer violated bail order (The Providence Journal)
John M. Cicilline, a prominent Rhode Island defense lawyer who is under federal indictment in Boston, violated the terms of his bail last summer when he traveled to New Hampshire to defend an accused drug dealer.
Britney Spears - Britney Spears Lawyer Claims Civil Rights Violation (ContactMusic)
A man who claims he is Britney Spears' new lawyer says her civil rights are being violated and will argue against the conservatorship of her estate. Jon Eardley ...
Attorney general: Asleep at wheel? (The Record)
Regarding "To catch a forger? Not in this case" (Page L-1, Feb. 11): I applaud Columnist Mike Kelly for reminding us that the state attorney general has still not prosecuted anybody for forging papers more than two years ago in a blatant attempt to prevent state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, from being nominated.
Attorney general: Asleep at wheel? (The Record)
Regarding "To catch a forger? Not in this case" (Page L-1, Feb. 11): I applaud Columnist Mike Kelly for reminding us that the state attorney general has still not prosecuted anybody for forging papers more than two years ago in a blatant attempt to prevent state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, from being nominated.
Lawyer insists on seeing Lao Lao's lease records (Saipan Tribune)
A lawyer continues to demand the disclosure of records related to the lease of the Lao Lao Bay Golf Resort property by Kumho Asiana.
Judge to decide on McCartney divorce deal: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Paul McCartney and his estranged wife Heather Mills have failed to reach a divorce agreement, leaving it to a judge to rule on a deal, a lawyer representing the former Beatle indicated Monday.
Attorney seeks release of Westmoreland Co. convicted killer (phillyburbs.com)
PITTSBURGH - The attorney for a convicted double murderer from Westmoreland County says he'll seek bond for his client while a judge decides a motion that seeks his immediate release.
Edwardsburg attorney enters race for judge (South Bend Tribune)
CASSOPOLIS -- Dale Blunier, an Edwardsburg attorney, plans to run for Cass County judge in the 4th District.
Russia treating AIDS prisoner 'like an animal' - lawyer (The Star)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is treating an ailing oil executive with HIV/AIDS "like an animal" by handcuffing him to a bed in a civilian hospital as he awaits trial, his lawyer said on Monday.
Attorney hospitalized, trial resumes Tuesday (Minden Press-Herald)
Due to the unexpected illness of defense attorney Marty Stroud, the on-going second-degree murder trial of Bob Ingram was cut short Friday and is not scheduled to resume until Tuesday.
Britney's 'lawyer' makes his move (News Interactive)
THE man who claims to be Britney Spears's new lawyer says she's being "deprived of her Constitutional rights".
District attorney candidates (El Paso Times)
Age: 50. Experience: Elected district attorney in 1992. Is a former assistant county attorney, public defender and assistant district attorney in El Paso County. Also was assistant district attorney in Harris County, which encompasses Houston. Board-certified in criminal law.
Takeover by Indian firms increased jobs in UK: British lawyer (New Kerala)
Chennai, Feb 18 : Acquisition of British companies by Indian corporate majors has benefited the former and has led to creation of more jobs, a top British lawyer said here Monday.
Czech supreme attorney made no mistake in Cunek's case - ministry (České noviny)
Prague- Czech Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka proceeded in the case of junior government Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Jiri Cunek in accordance with law, the Justice Ministry has concluded, its spokeswoman Zuzana Kuncova said.
Conspiracy, fraud trial of personal injury lawyer begins Tuesday (KVBC Las Vegas)
The conspiracy and fraud trial of 69-year-old lawyer Noel Gage begins Tuesday. The personal injury lawyer is the second person charged in what federal prosecutors say was a wide-ranging scheme to inflate medical costs to increase courtroom settlements.
Councilman Formalizes Bid For City Attorney (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
City Councilman Scott Peters didn't mince words as he officially announced he was throwing his name into the ring to run for San Diego City Attorney.
Attorney: Former congressman too ill for court (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
Former Congressman Joseph McDade was scheduled for a competency hearing in a Lee County courtroom Monday. McDade was represented in court by his attorney, Tim Murty.
TEXT-MESSAGE SCANDAL: City Council attorney to urge release of Kilpatrick documents (Detroit Free Press)
The Detroit City Council's independent attorney said today that he will file a request Tuesday with the Michigan Supreme Court urging it to decline Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's effort to appeal his losses in lower courts that would force the disclosure of his secret side deal in the text-message scandal.
Greeley water attorney dies (Greeley Tribune)
William 'Bill' Bohlender, a Greeley water attorney who served on the board of directors of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District for 36 years, died Feb. 10 in his sleep. He was 78 years old.
Attorney General Warns Of 'Mystery Shopper' Scam (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said there's a scam going on in which people are duped into thinking they'll be "mystery shoppers."
City Council President Announces Bid For City Attorney (KGTV San Diego)
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego City Council President Scott Peters Monday announced his bid to unseat City Attorney Mike Aguirre, whom Peters has accused of politicizing the office and wasting public funds.
District Attorney's race: Armando Barrera (Alice Echo-News Journal)
Armando Barrera believes voters should select him as their new district attorney to remove what he sees as mismanagement and corruption from the office.
Kleberg County Attorney race: Delma Rios-Salazar (The Kingsville Journal)
Delma Rios-Salazar, former Kleberg County Attorney, will seek the office of Kleberg County Attorney in the March 4 primary election. She is a Democrat.
Kleberg County Attorney's Race: Alfred L. Isassi (The Kingsville Journal)
Kleberg County Attorney, Alfred L. Isassi, cites his motto for re-election as "Keep Kleberg County Moving Forward." Isassi has been the county's attorney since Jan. 1, 2005, after defeating long-term incumbent Delma Rios-Salazar, in the 2004 Democratic Primary.
Local attorney plans run for Code-Stewart's seat (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Attorney Michael Brown has filed for the Spartanburg County Council seat left vacant by the passing of Councilwoman Johnnye Code-Stewart.
Lawyer-free consumer compensation plans (Daily Telegraph)
New compensation laws will allow consumers to claim back just a few pounds from rip-off shops and websites without the need of a lawyer.
Former Sabah top cop seeks admission of senior lawyer (The Borneo Post)
KOTA KINABALU: A lawyer for Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation director (CCID) Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Yusoff, who is charged with abusing his power over the use of a police aircraft, told the Sessions Court here yesterday that his client wanted to engage a senior lawyer from Kuala Lumpur.
Convicted attorney made 'mistake in judgment' (The Oxford Press)
Hamilton attorney Greg Howard, vice president of the Butler County Bar Association and who represents the most recent attorney to be convicted of a crime, said 10 years ago his client's would have been handled internally or as a civil case.
Attorney rebuilds drug-torn life (The Oxford Press)
HAMILTON — For an attorney, being stripped of a license to practice law for six months can seem like the end. possible. Drug addiction took over the attorney's entire life, eventually leading to apparent miscalculation in billing that resulted an a six-month suspension from practicing law.
Pa. attorney general warns of mystery shopper scam (Times Leader)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett says there’s a scam going on in which people are duped into thinking they’ll be “mystery shoppers.”
Britney's 'lawyer' makes move (Adelaide Now)
THE man who claims to be Britney Spears's new lawyer says the troubled pop star is being "deprived of her Constitutional rights".
Local lawyer joins Center for Practical Bioethics (The Kansas City Star)
Local lawyer Bill Colby, whose two books on right-to-die issues have earned him a national reputation, has joined the Center for Practical Bioethics.
Police log: Most don't fall for 'mystery shopper' scam, Attorney General's Office says (The York Dispatch)
Most people who received "mystery shopper" notices in the mail have been too savvy to fall for the counterfeit-check scam -- so far, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
Dying Yukos figure handcuffed to bed, lawyer says (Houston Chronicle)
Vasily Aleksanian, a former OAO Yukos Oil Co. executive who is dying of AIDS, is being held in isolation and handcuffed to a Moscow hospital bed 24 hours a day, his lawyer says.
Walsh Lawyer: Protect My Client (Northwest Indiana Times)
By DAVE GOLDBERG | Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | No comments posted. NEW YORK - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Lawyer: State offer triggered Rosenthal's exit (Houston Chronicle)
Chuck Rosenthal's resignation last week came in response to a straightforward offer from the Texas Attorney General's Office, his lawyer said Monday: Step down, and we'll stop investigating you.
Public supports 'fragile' Hicks - lawyer (Adelaide Now)
CONVICTED terrorism supporter David Hicks has received widespread public support since his release from Adelaide's Yatala Jail, his lawyer says.
Attorney flap in West Windsor (Princeton Packet)
Concerning the article entitled “West Windsor attorney conflict is a rerun” (The Packet, Friday Feb. 1), I must respond to Councilman Morgan’s recollection of the compromise made by council.
Carson City Council told to keep city attorney (Daily Breeze)
As the Carson City Council prepares to decide whether to fire the law firm of City Attorney Bill Wynder, residents of several mobile home parks are coming to his defense.
Attorney: Afghan prison holds ex-Guantanamo detainees (The Des Moines Register)
A Des Moines attorney confirmed on a trip to Afghanistan last week that former detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, continue to be held indefinitely, and largely in secret, at a prison run by the U.S. and Afghan governments.
Rosenthal's lawyer says ex-DA resigned after offer from state (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - February 19, 2008 5:35 AM ET HOUSTON (AP) - The defense lawyer for former Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal says the embattled prosecutor resigned after state...
Rosenthal's lawyer says ex-DA resigned after offer from state (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON (AP) - The defense lawyer for former Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal says the embattled prosecutor resigned after state investigators offered to stop their probe if he stepped down.
Calif. attorney general wants state to be 'cool' Brown wants state to warm up to his climate message (Oakland Tribune)
SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Jerry Brown is taking the global warming enlightenment skills he honed in the Bay Area across sprawling California today — a move supporters such as San Jose's mayor said will meet resistance.
Food Safety Attorney, Calls For CDC Long-Term Study Of Nation's School Children And Congressional Hearings On Safety ... (Medical News Today)
The largest recall of beef in U.S. history - over 143 million pounds - and the solid evidence that USDA has failed to enforce its own ban against downer cattle being used in the nation's school lunch program, demand immediate action by Congress says food safety attorney William D. Marler.
Israel lawyer jailed for stealing millions from German pensions (EARTHtimes.org)
Tel Aviv - Concluding an eight-year affair that sparked outrage in both Israel and Germany, a Tel Aviv court sentenced an Israeli lawyer Tuesday to 12 years jail for stealing hundreds of millions of marks from the German pensions of tens of thousands...
Local attorney to help draft Naugatuck's Rennaisance Place zone (Republican-American)
NAUGATUCK -- A local attorney and staunch supporter of Renaissance Place leading up to last year's referendum on the project will oversee the creation of a special zone to make the plan a reality.