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Legal News 05/2008 (Page 20)



Attorney general's opinion sought on board insurance (Eastern Shore News)
PARKSLEY -- A group of residents on Wednesday successfully petitioned the Accomack County Board of Supervisors to seek a state Attorney General's opinion on the legality of its top-shelf health-insurance policy.
Pacific Grove looks to hire city attorney (The Monterey County Herald)
Pacific Grove is looking for a full-time city attorney. A brochure advertising the position was sent out earlier this week in response to the City Council's concerns about legal costs, said City Manager Jim Colangelo.
County GOP panel backs lawyer for DA (The Post-Standard)
The Madison County Republican Committee voted Thursday night to back Cazenovia lawyer William Gabor in his run for district attorney. The committee gathered at the Rusty Rail in Canastota and spoke with candidates for a number of offices, including at least three for the DA's post.
State attorney blasts Orange leaders for failed campaign-finance reform (Orlando Sentinel)
The state attorney says commissioners in Orange County should have passed campaign-finance rules. Central Florida's chief prosecutor blasted several Orange County commissioners Friday for failing to pass campaign-finance reforms, saying the board "ought to be ashamed of itself."
Jayvonna's attorney says district account is 'one-sided' (The Buffalo News)
Jayvonna Kincannon's attorney confirmed Friday that the McKinley High School student has been suspended a second time, but said the school district's version of events leading up to the suspension is “totally one-sided.”
State Attorney: Dundee Needs Better Police Force (The Lakeland Ledger)
DUNDEE | The Police Department needs both more officers and better training, State Attorney Jerry Hill said in a letter to Town Manager Charles Saddler this week.There is no disagreement in Dundee, including from the police.
County official retains attorney (Northwest Herald)
Woodstock attorney Mark Gummerson confirmed late Wednesday that embattled McHenry County Planning and Development Director SuzAnne Ehardt had retained him.
NYC Lawyer Arrested On Groping Accusations (WCBS-TV New York)
A New York lawyer who taught at the FBI Academy and defended a policeman who tested positive for marijuana has been arrested after being accused of groping two female attorneys in his office.
Terror suspect asks to hire own lawyer (Miami Herald)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- A detainee who had vowed a boycott turned up at his war court hearing Thursday and asked to call his family in his native Sudan to help him hire a lawyer, with his own money.
US Attorney General address BC Law grads (WBZ News Radio Boston)
 Attorney General Michael Mukasey used his commencement speech at Boston College Law School Friday to defend former government lawyers who drew up the legal basis of the Bush administration's interrogation methods.  Mukasey told graduates that lawyers doing their part to protect the country from terrorists in the aftermath of the September eleventh attacks should not now be held liable or face ...
Jayvonna's attorney says district account is 'one-sided' (The Buffalo News)
Jayvonna Kincannon's attorney confirmed Friday that the McKinley High School student has been suspended a second time, but said the school district's version of events leading up to the suspension is “totally one-sided.”
Lawyer Charged With Groping 2 Female Attorneys (WNBC)
A lawyer who taught at the FBI Academy is arrested after being accused of groping two female attorneys in his office, police said.
Guttenberg attorney suspended for misconduct (The Gazette)
The Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission on Friday suspended a Guttenberg attorney from practicing law.Jean Curtis cannot practice law in the state of Iowa for one year, according to the ruling filed Friday.The commission found that Curtis had violated Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct and Iowa Code of Professional Responsibility for Lawyers. Curtis was accused of missing filing dates for an ...
Gov't denies hand in Mike Arroyo's lawyer working for Perez (Sun Star)
MALACAÑANG said it has nothing to do with the hiring of First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo's lawyer Jesus Santos to represent former justice secretary Hernando Perez in his extortion case.
Michigan attorney barred from new Indiana cases (South Bend Tribune)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court banned a high-profile Michigan attorney from seeking temporary admission to the Indiana bar for two years Friday because of professional misconduct.
Colbry runs for 4th term as prosecuting attorney (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Randy Colbry, 58, of Corunna, has filed to run for election to a fourth four-year term as Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney.
Lawyer's slay a priority case for NBI; PRO 7 director leads police probe (Sun Star)
THE murder of lawyer Richard Sison is now a priority case for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7.
Wife claims Dr Rajesh innocent, lawyer seeks bail (IBN live)
Dr Rajesh's lawyer moved court to seek bail on health grounds.
Attorney warns consumers about Veteran gift scam (The Daily Dispatch)
Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers to be wary of postcards soliciting donations for “Arizona Hospitalized Veteran Gift Campaign.” The Attorney
Lawyer: Unwise to leave child's fate to judge (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: It is not advisable to leave a child's fate solely in the hands of a judge in custody disputes, said a lawyer who specialises in family law.
Cache County attorney cleared in witness-tampering probe (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 4:31 PM- FARMINGTON - Cache County's prosecuting attorney did not mistreat a key witness en route to convicting a Logan pain doctor of sexual misconduct.
Bangladeshi female lawyer calls for efforts to realize equal rights (People's Daily)
A prominent female lawyer in Bangladesh holds that in a still male-dominated society, women should be encouraged to work hard to realize real equal rights with men. Although progress has been achieved in the past years, Bangladesh i ...
Attorney once again suspended (Dyersburg State Gazette)
A Dyersburg attorney who had abandoned his law practice was suspended on May 20 by the Tennessee Supreme Court for the second time in three years. Christopher F. Donovan was suspended retroactively for 11 months and 29 days, back to Jan. 31, 2006 and placed on probation for three years.
Craft and grant powers of attorney carefully (The Wichita Eagle)
The durable power of attorney is a critical component of estate planning. But it could run into roadblocks if you don't craft it correctly. Many financial-services companies and other businesses are skittish about complying with a power of attorney unless they're certain the document is genuine and the person claiming to have that authority isn't acting fraudulently. "What used to be a ...
Stafford lawyer to oppose Bacchicohi in 52nd House District race (Journal Inquirer)
Democrats have nominated a Stafford lawyer to run against Republican Penny Bacchiochi, who is seeking her fourth term as state representative for the 52nd House District.
State Attorney's Office: No charges to be filed against TPD investigator (Tallahassee Democrat)
The State Attorney's Office has decided not to file charges against a Tallahassee police investigator accused of lying under oath. The investigator is now awaiting the result of an internal affairs investigation at her agency.
Attorney to speak about property rights (Lawrence Journal-World)
Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Timothy Sandefur will speak on property rights at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Attorney Bonner joins board of Philharmonic (Courier-Post)
Stradley Ronon attorney Michael Bonner was appointed as a board member of the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing classical music for the community including rehearsal and performance opportunities for classically trained musicians. Bonner is a partner in the firm.
Local attorney's newest novel garnering praise (The Courier News)
If you're looking for a summer read, local attorney Bruce Steinberg has a story for you. Steinberg, under his pen name B.R. Robb, is the author of River Ghosts, a soon-to-be-released novel that's garnering praise from influential places. Kirkus Reviews said that Steinberg "writes with the chilling clarity of Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones). Read it and weep."
County official retains attorney (Northwest Herald)
Woodstock attorney Mark Gummerson confirmed late Wednesday that embattled McHenry County Planning and Development Director SuzAnne Ehardt had retained him.
County official retains attorney (Northwest Herald)
Woodstock attorney Mark Gummerson confirmed late Wednesday that embattled McHenry County Planning and Development Director SuzAnne Ehardt had retained him.
Local Attorney is Impressed by Mayor Nutter's Prison Plan (KYW News Radio 1060)
A civil rights attorney who is suing the city over prison overcrowding is cautiously hopeful about Mayor Nutter's new plan to ease the cramped conditions.
Former Malawi President Arrested At Airport - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AFP)--Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi was arrested Sunday at the country's main airport as he arrived home from a holiday in the U.K., his lawyer said.
UPDATE: Former Malawi President Arrested At Airport - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AFP)--Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi, who ruled between 1994 and 2004, was arrested Sunday at the country's main airport as he arrived home from a holiday in the U.K., his lawyer said.
(AFX UK Focus) 2008-05-25 16:18 Former Malawi president arrested at airport - lawyer (Interactive Investor)
BLANTYRE (Thomson Financial) - Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi, who ruled between 1994 and 2004, was arrested on Sunday at the country's main airport as he arrived home from a holiday in Britain, his lawyer said.
(AFX UK Focus) 2008-05-25 16:18 Former Malawi president arrested at airport - lawyer (Interactive Investor)
BLANTYRE (Thomson Financial) - Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi, who ruled between 1994 and 2004, was arrested on Sunday at the country's main airport as he arrived home from a holiday in Britain, his lawyer said.
Radaza seeks security for lawyer (Sun Star)
LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Arturo Radaza asked the police to consider tax evasion issues as a possible motive in the murder of lawyer Richard Sison and to provide security to City Attorney Vincent Joseph Lim.
Malawi ex-leader Muluzi held on coup charge: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former Malawian president Bakili Muluzi was arrested in connection with an alleged coup plot as he returned home from Britain on Sunday, his lawyer said.
Colbry runs for 4th term as prosecuting attorney (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Randy Colbry, 58, of Corunna, has filed to run for election to a fourth four-year term as Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney.
Kozeny wants Czech court to access evidence to his lawyer (České noviny)
New York/Nassau- The former president of the Harvard funds, Czech-born Viktor Kozeny today called on the Prague City Court that prosecutes him over participation in a fraud of many billion crowns to make all evidence accessible to his lawyer.
Lawyer says former Malawi president arrested (AP via Yahoo! News)
Malawi's former president, Bakili Muluzi, was detained at the capital's airport Sunday and later placed under house arrest amid a government investigation into an alleged coup plot.
Attorney acquitted (Daily News)
The Avissawella High Court Judge Aruna C. Ranasinghe acquitted Senior Attorney at Law Premalal Wickremaratne found not guilty to the charges preferred against him under Section 403 of the Penal Code.
Rahy's Attorney Upsets Connaught Cup (BloodHorse)
Canadian-bred Rahy's Attorney, who has made all 13 of his lifetime starts at Woodbine, earned his biggest victory to date May 25, as he kicked clear at the top of the lane and went on to take the $166,050 Connaught Cup (Can-III) under Slade Callaghan by a half-length at odds of 16-1.
Rahy’s Attorney makes the grade in Connaught Cup (Thoroughbred Times)
Rahy’s Attorney slipped through an opening at the top of the stretch, opened a comfortable lead at the eighth pole, and dug in to hold off a determined bid from runner-up Society’s Chairman and prevail in the $168,010 Connaught Cup Stakes (Can-G3) on Sunday at Woodbine.
Guttenberg attorney suspended for misconduct (The Gazette)
The Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission on Friday suspended a Guttenberg attorney from practicing law.Jean Curtis cannot practice law in the state of Iowa for one year, according to the ruling filed Friday.The commission found that Curtis had violated Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct and Iowa Code of Professional Responsibility for Lawyers. Curtis was accused of missing filing dates for an ...
11:30 a.m. - U.S. Attorney opposes case severance of alleged cash smugglers (Pacific Daily News)
11:30 a.m. May 26— The U.S. Attorney’s Office is opposing the severance of the case against the two men accused of attempting to smuggle more than $800,000 out of the country.
Munster attorney killed in bike accident (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
A Munster attorney was struck and killed on his bicycle early Saturday morning.
Attorney general worker faces DWI (The News & Observer)
An employee of the state Attorney General's Office was charged Friday with driving while impaired.
Attorney says man charged in machete slaying will plead insanity (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
PALMER -- The attorney for a Palmer man accused of using a machete to kill his father and a gun to shoot another man will raise an insanity defense.
Lawyer accused of doctoring data for U. of C., job (Chicago Sun-Times)
Grades, the saying goes, don't matter once you reach the "real world." Tell that to Loren Friedman, a lawyer who faces potential discipline by the Illinois Supreme Court for allegedly lying about his grades.