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Legal News 04/2008 (Page 11)



Briton held illegally in Equatorial Guinea over coup attempt: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Briton accused of masterminding a failed coup in Equatorial Guinea was being held illegally and denied access to his lawyer since being charged in February, a defence attorney said Saturday.
Attorney for polygamist leader says tip may have been hoax (News 8 Austin)
PHOENIX -- An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs said Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a West Texas ranch occupied by Jeffs followers.
Archbishop Burke bans canon lawyer from St. Louis archdiocese (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A prominent Roman Catholic priest and canon lawyer, who says he has been helping those “harmed by the institutional Catholic Church” since 1985 and counseling a Polish heritage church here, has been banned from working in the archdiocese.
Bell fires himself as attorney; penalty phase delayed until Monday (The Advocate)
The penalty phase of convicted killer Anthony Bell’s murder trial was set to begin at noon today, but was postponed to Monday after Bell decided to stop acting as his own attorney and have the judge reappoint two public defenders Bell fired in February.
Jeffs' attorney says Eldorado tip may have been hoax (Houston Chronicle)
An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a West Texas ranch occupied by Jeffs followers.
Attorney serves as course chair for 17th annual Agricultural, Rural Law Institute (Albert Lea Tribune)
Albert Lea attorney, Matt Benda, recently served as coordinator and course chair of the annual attorney educational seminar for the Agricultural Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Lawyer prefers police uniform (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: He could have been battling it out in the courtrooms, but lawyer Hon Kah Wei gave it all up to catch criminals on the streets.
Pacman to apply for reinstatement Tuesday, lawyer says (Dallas Morning News)
IRVING – Pacman Jones will apply for reinstatement to the NFL on Tuesday, according to his lawyer, Manny Arora. Jones' first request for reinstatement, last year, was denied after a face-to-face meeting in New York with commissioner Roger Goodell.
Judge issues gag order against Jervis' attorney (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (AP) - A judge has placed a gag order on the attorney for former Bishop Estate trustee Gerard Jervis. The attorney, Paul Cunney, must submit any information he plans to release to the media to the court first.
Famous attorney to speak at NAACP Banquet (Americus Times-Recorder)
Famous and wealthy attorney Willie Gary will be the keynote speaker at the annual Sumter County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the SGTC Hangar Gymnasium.
Brampton lawyer's licence yanked for misconduct (Brampton Guardian)
BRAMPTON - A Brampton lawyer has had his licence revoked by The Law Society of Upper Canada for professional misconduct.
Knoxville lawyer, wife jailed for domestic violence (Knoxville News Sentinel)
A Knoxville lawyer and his wife ended up in jail Friday when an officer found them fighting on Interstate 75 in Bradley County, authorities said.
Mesquite man seeking appointment of attorney (Herald-Banner)
A Mesquite man, indicted on a charge of capital murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Greenville last November, is seeking the appointment of an attorney.
Devoted Rotarian, lawyer Rutledge (The News & Observer)
J. Carlyle Rutledge, a prominent Kannapolis lawyer and community leader who served as state senator from 1957 to 1961, died Thursday at age 98.
U.S. attorney plan would supplement reservation patrols (The Argus Leader)
More money from Washington is part of the solution to stemming rampant crime on reservations, but also at the source of the problem is a jurisdictional maze created to ensure tribal sovereignty. While lawmakers work to get money for tribal courts and law enforcement, immediate efforts are under way to get more badges on South Dakota reservations. U.S. Attorney Marty Jackley is making tribes ...
Attorney to seek District 3 seat (Miami Herald)
Attorney Val Screen announced she's running for the Miami-Dade County Commission seat now occupied by Audrey Edmonson. Screen, 42, is a two-time Gubernatorial Appointee and secretary of the Children's Trust Board of Directors, from which she will resign to run. In 2002, the Republican was an unsuccessful candidate for state House District 108.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
Former U.S. attorney to join GF&P Commission (Rapid City Journal)
When former U.S. Attorney James McMahon of Canton joins the state Game, Fish & Parks Commission next month, he'll replace a Custer man who considers his four years on the commission to be one of the public service highlights of his life.
Indiana's GOP attorney general scrap could be North vs. South (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The race for the GOP nomination for attorney general shook out last week as New Albany native Greg Zoeller and Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas announced their candidacies and at least two prominent Republicans dropped out.
Rohrer to seek re-election as district attorney (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC Mark Rohrer has announced his intention to seek re-election as Manitowoc County district attorney. Rohrer has been district attorney since March 17, 2003.
Attorney earns new title with N.C. National Guard (Statesville Record & Landmark)
Local attorney Alex Mendaloff’s career in the military has taken him many places, including a recent tour of duty in Iraq. But his new position with the N.C. National Guard means he won’t be venturing outside North Carolina. Mendaloff, who is a major in the N.C. National Guard and served in Iraq as part of the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), is heading up a new legal services ...
Eight apply for Oshkosh city attorney position (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
Eight candidates had applied for the vacant Oshkosh city attorney position by Fridays application deadline.
Parking spat: Lawyer kills IAF officer (The Times of India)
A dispute over parking of cars took a gory turn when a local lawyer stabbed a young IAF officer to death at a place 25km from Jammu.
Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general, is looking for work (International Herald Tribune)
Forced to resign last year, Alberto Gonzales has been unable to interest law firms in adding his name to their roster, according to Washington lawyers and his associates.
Archbishop Burke bans canon lawyer from St. Louis archdiocese (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A prominent Roman Catholic priest and canon lawyer, who says he has been helping those “harmed by the institutional Catholic Church” since 1985 and counseling a Polish heritage church here, has been banned from working in the archdiocese.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
Judge issues gag order against Jervis' attorney (KPUA Hilo)
HONOLULU (AP) _ A judge has placed a gag order on the attorney for former Bishop Estate trustee Gerard Jervis. The attorney, Paul Cunney, must submit any information he plans to release to the media to the court first.
Boulder city attorney's perks include $2,000 to buy a bike (Summit Daily News)
BOULDER When Jerry Gordon was hired as Boulder's city attorney last week, the city agreed to pay him $155,000 a year plus perks including a laptop and a cell phone and $2,000 to buy a bicycle.
Lawyer accused of insulting cops (The Herald)
PROMINENT Harare lawyer Innocent Chagonda on Friday appeared in court for allegedly insulting police officers over the release of an aircraft that was being used by the recently acquitted British pilot.
Attorney general to visit St. Joseph School (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will tour St. Joseph School in Petersburg tomorrow and make a $1,000 donation, his office announced today. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond asked school officials to raise $1 million to cover current deficit and projected expenditures for the next school year if it is to remain open. The school has until April 21 to raise the ...
Northern Ireland: inquiry opens into lawyer’s death (Times Online)
Almost a decade after the civil rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson was killed in a loyalist bomb attack, and after a sustained campaign for justice, an inquiry is to examine whether the authorities played a role in her murder.
Fraudulent mortgage foreclosure scheme in Butte County warn district attorney and county-clerk reporter (Gridley Herald)
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey and County Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs today, warned local property owners in the process of foreclosure, to beware of persons offering to save their property from foreclosure. The perpetrators are contacting owners of property against which a notice of default has been recorded,the first step in the foreclosure process. The scheme is supposed to work ...
Lawyer stabs pilot in road-rage clash (The Telegraph)
Kasauli, April 13: A fighter pilot died in a road-rage clash with a middle-aged lawyer, who stabbed him in the thigh with what was probably a pocket-knife, police said.
Supervisors approve additional staff for county attorney (Eastern Arizona Courier)
The Graham County Board of Supervisors ap-proved hiring additional employees for the county attorney’s office during a meeting Monday. “This will not require any general fund money,” County Attorney Kenneth Angle said.
Ex-British attorney general defends halting bribery probe in BAE deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Lord Peter Goldsmith, who was Britain's attorney general when the government dropped an investigation into alleged corruption in a major arms deal, defended the decision in an interview Sunday.
Ex-British attorney general defends halting bribery probe in BAE deal (TODAYonline)
Lord Peter Goldsmith,pictured in 2006, who was Britain's attorney general when the government dropped an investigation into alleged corruption in a major arms deal, defended the decision in an interview Sunday.
District Attorney's Office Reviewing Recent Shooting (WISN 12 Milwaukee)
The Milwaukee District’s Attorney Office is reviewing a case that left a 40-year-old man dead on Friday night.
Choat’s attorney asks judge to quash indictment (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
The attorney for a former McKinney High School Marquettes Booster Club treasurer accused of stealing from the club asked the judge to set aside her latest indictment two weeks before her trial.
Boulder City Attorney's Perks Include $2K For Bike (CBS4 Denver)
When Jerry Gordon was hired as Boulder's city attorney last week, the city agreed to pay him $155,000 a year plus perks including a laptop and a cell phone -- and $2,000 to buy a bicycle.
Lawyer-client privilege frequently muddled (BG News)
CHICAGO - For nearly 26 years, the affidavit was sealed in an envelope and stored in a locked box, tucked away with the lawyer's passport and will. Sometimes he stashed the box in his bedroom closet, other times under his bed. It stayed there - year after year, decade after decade.
U.S. Attorney, Others Eye Ways to Offer Help (Wheeling News-Register)
WHEELING — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Wheeling, local prosecutors’ offices and several agencies are involved in National Crime Victim Awareness Week, which continues today through Saturday.
Choat’s attorney asks judge to quash indictment (McKinney Messenger)
The attorney for a former McKinney High School Marquettes Booster Club treasurer accused of stealing from the club asked the judge to set aside her latest indictment two weeks before her trial.
Cruise line is SP lawyer's bread, butter (Daily Breeze)
Attorney has filed thousands of suits against Princess. Staff Writer Maritime lawyer Howard Sacks has sued Princess Cruise Lines so many times over the years that a Long Beach judge recently joked with him in open court that he must be a regular
Angola: Attorney Aid to Audit Court At Public Funds Protection Conference (AllAfrica.com)
The Republic attorney assistant to the Audit Court, Manuel José Carlos, left Luanda Saturday for Cape Town, South Africa, to attend the conference on protection and optimisation of public funds set for April 14-17 this year.
Organs of teen killed in India missing: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A fresh row has erupted over the death of a teenager in India's Goa state after her organs were found to be missing following a new autopsy in Britain, a lawyer said Monday.
Step by step: Lawyer and sports agent outlines the art of being prepared (Southeast Missourian)
Ronald M. Shapiro is a successful lawyer, professional sports agent and author.He represents more players in Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame than any other player representative. He's advised the management of teams in other professional sports on the art of negotiating.
Organs of British teen killed in India missing: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A fresh row has erupted over the death of a British teenager in India's Goa state after her organs were found to be missing following a new autopsy in Britain, a lawyer said Monday.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
Lawyer says organs of British teen killed in India missing (Channel NewsAsia)
PANAJI, India: A fresh row has erupted over the death of a British teenager in India's Goa state after her organs were found to be missing following a new autopsy in Britain, a lawyer said Monday.
Healey says $13K for lawyer justified (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
SOUTHBRIDGE - Acting Town Manager John F. Healey says that a program has put $375,800 back on the tax rolls this fiscal year, and that spending $13,500 for fiscal 2009 for lawyer Karen Loin to continue the work is justified.