Home > Legal News

Legal News 05/2008 (Page 3)



Attorney: Paternity test shows James Brown fathered boy (KIVI Boise)
Associated Press - May 2, 2008 11:33 PM ET COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An attorney says a DNA test confirms James Brown fathered the son of a woman who claimed to be the singer's wife when he...
Attorney: DNA test shows boy of woman who claims to be James Brown's wife is late singer's son (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An attorney says a DNA test confirms James Brown fathered the son of a woman who claimed to be the singer's wife when he died. Peter Shahid, an attorney for James Brown II, said Friday that the boy was tested in April before a South Carolina judge ordered a paternity test.
Attorney: Paternity test shows James Brown fathered boy (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney says a DNA test confirms James Brown fathered the son of a woman who claimed to be the singer's wife when he died.
Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee (AP via Yahoo! News)
Ohio's attorney general admitted an extramarital affair with an employee Friday, soon after three of his aides were fired or forced out after an investigation found evidence of sexual harassment and other misconduct.
Attorney: Paternity test shows James Brown fathered boy (NPR)
COLUMBIA, S.C. May 2, 2008, 11:51 pm ET · An attorney says a DNA test confirms James Brown fathered the son of a woman who claimed to be the singer's wife when he died.
Ohio attorney general admits to affair (The Washington Times)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohios attorney general admitted an extramarital affair with an employee yesterday, soon...
Lincoln lawyer named to district court bench (Lincoln Journal Star)
A Lincoln lawyer has been named to the district court bench for Lancaster County. Gov. Dave Heineman’s office announced the appointment of 51-year-old Robert Otte on Friday.
Demler, 91, respected L.B. lawyer (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Edison J. Demler was a dedicated lawyer whose courtroom tactics were so good that Perry Mason could have learned a thing or two. "Unlike Perry Mason, we rarely see people breaking down and confessing on the stand," said Demler's partner of 11 years, Robert Armstrong, jokingly.
Judge: Killing suspect must keep lawyer (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
HYDE PARK -- A judge says a Wolcott man charged with killing his neighbor nearly eight years ago is not going to be able to fire his sixth court-appointed lawyer. ... - The Associated Press The Associated Press The Associated Press The Associated Press
Lawyer to discuss suit / Clemens 'getting pummeled,' attorney says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Roger Clemens' lawyer says he will talk with his client about whether to press ahead with a defamation suit following a wave of unpleasant publicity in the wake of reports linking the pitcher to numerous women. "He's getting pummeled," attorney Rusty Hardin...
Attorney: Shelve ed program until it has enough funding (The Arizona Republic)
A federal court should suspend the state's new program for English instruction until it is adequately funded and set a deadline for the Legislature to provide the necessary money, the attorney in the long-standing case argued in a court filing Friday.
Ohio Attorney General Dann admits affair with employee (The Toledo Blade)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, who was catapulted into office because of a Republican ethics scandal, yesterday vowed to remain in office after he admitted to having an extramarital affair with an employee.
Lawyer Fights for Trees for Clients (The Lakeland Ledger)
FORT LAUDERDALE | Tens of thousands of people whose healthy fruit trees were chopped down in an ultimately failed state effort to control citrus canker deserve more than cheap replacement saplings, a lawyer for Broward County homeowners told jurors Friday.
State attorney, public defender unchallenged (The Ocala Star-Banner)
OCALA - Qualifying ended Friday for the state attorney and public defender positions, and the incumbents both retained their seats without opposition.
Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee (AP via Yahoo! News)
Just 16 months into his four-year-term, Ohio's attorney general admitted he was in over his head as he acknowledged an affair with a subordinate and his failure to stop problems that led to a sexual harassment investigation that brought down three of his aides.
Suspension recommended for lawyer lobbyist Boose (The Palm Beach Post)
A judicial referee has recommended a three year suspension rather than disbarment for lawyer William R. Boose III, a once-powerful Palm Beach County lobbyist sentenced to prison for his role in a corruption scheme.
Underbelly lawyer in prison sting (Daily Telegraph)
HIGH-profile Melbourne gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has been caught in a "targeted" search operation at a Victorian remand centre. Read what the police allegedly found in her car boot.
Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee (Boston Herald)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Just 16 months into his four-year-term, Ohio's attorney general admitted he was in over his head as he acknowledged an affair with a subordinate and...
Small-town lawyer battles GOP for La. House seat (Boston Herald)
NEW ORLEANS - A conservative, small-town lawyer is Louisiana Democrats' hope to take back a seat held by Republicans for 33 years. State Rep. Don Cazayoux, 44, and...
Small-town Lawyer Battles GOP For La. House Seat (CBS News)
A conservative, small-town lawyer is Louisiana Democrats' hope to take back a seat held by Republicans for 33 years.
Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By JULIE CARR SMYTH Just 16 months into his four-year-term, Ohio's attorney general admitted he was in over his head as he acknowledged an affair with a subordinate and his failure to stop problems that led to a sexual harassment investigation that brought down three of his aides. Marc Dann apologized to his wife and supporters but insisted he would not step down. He took responsibility for the ...
Election snafu snares local attorney, but other judges return to bench (Naples Daily News)
For one Bonita Springs attorney who drove the six-hour, 420-mile trek to Tallahassee early Friday and paid the filing fee to qualify to run, there won’t be an election. Collier County Judge Christine Greider thought she’d be running against Fort Myers attorney Miguel C. Fernandez III for a circuit judge seat being vacated by Circuit Judge Daniel Monaco, who is retiring after the end of the year. ...
Small-town lawyer battles GOP for La. House seat (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Louisiana congressional seat held by Republicans for more than three decades was up for grabs in Saturday's special election in which Democrats said a conservative, small-town lawyer finally has the edge over a Christian-right, former GOP legislator.
3:14 p.m.: Attorney: James Brown fathered boy (The Herald Bulletin)
COLUMBIA, S.C. — An attorney says a DNA test confirms James Brown fathered the son of a woman who claimed to be the singer’s wife when he died. Peter Shahid, an attorney for James Brown II, said Friday that the boy was tested in April before a South Carolina judge ordered a paternity test.
Ohio attorney general wants campaign donor to lead reform (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Embattled Attorney General Marc Dann is relying on a campaign donor to clean up an office marred by a sexual harassment scandal.
Cash-for-honours lawyer in battle over new £240,000 job (Daily Mail)
The Government lawyer in charge of the cash-for-honours inquiry is taking a lucrative job with solicitors who represented a key figure in the probe. Carmen Dowd is joining City firm Peters & Peters on about £240,000-a-year, doubling the salary she earned as head of the special crime division at the Crown Prosecution Service
Attorney: Assault case against Sean Stewart has been dropped (The Charlotte Observer)
A judge on Friday threw out criminal charges against Rod Stewart's son, who was accused of punching and throwing bricks at a couple during a 2007 Hollywood Hills melee, his attorney said. At the prosecution's request, Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus dismissed felony charges including assault with a deadly weapon, attorney Dana Cole said. Sean Stewart, 27, had denied the allegations and said ...
Ohio Attorney General Wants Campaign Donor To Lead Reform (The Kentucky Post)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Embattled Attorney General Marc Dann is relying on a campaign donor to clean up an office marred by a sexual harassment scandal.
Lawyer wants accused bomb plotter's journal kept closed (WIS News 10 Columbia)
FLORENCE, SC (AP) - A lawyer for a South Carolina teen accused of plotting to blow up his high school says the 18-year-old's journal should be kept private.
Hoge Fenton Attorney Provides Statement on Prosecution Decision in De Anza Rape Case (Centre Daily Times)
Barbara Spector, attorney with Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, released the following statement today regarding California Attorney General Jerry Brown's announcement regarding the De Anza Rape Case:
Cash-for-honours lawyer in battle over new £240,000 job (Evening Standard)
The Government lawyer in charge of the cash-for-honours inquiry is taking a lucrative job with solicitors who represented a key figure in the probe.
Judge, lawyer offer students a lesson in the law (The Woonsocket Call)
WOONSOCKET — Woonsocket Middle School students received a lesson in law Friday from Superior Court Associate Justice Judith Savage and longtime lawyer Bruce Wolpert.
Attorney: Paternity Test Shows James Brown Fathered Boy (KTHV Little Rock)
An attorney says a DNA test confirms James Brown fathered the son of a woman who claimed to be the singer's wife when he died. Peter Shahid, an attorney for James Brown II, said Friday that the boy was tested in April before a South Carolina judge ordered a paternity test.
Corvallis attorney returns to work after suspension (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
A Corvallis defense attorney is back on the job after a highly unusual legal tactic cost him a 30-day license suspension.
Hoge Fenton Attorney Provides Statement on Prosecution Decision in De . Anza Rape Case (InfoBolsa)
Anza Rape Case 03/05/2008 23:34:00 Business Wire Barbara Spector, attorney with Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, released the following statement today regarding California Attorney General Jerry Brown s announcement regarding the De Anza Rape Case: Following the Attorney General s confirmation of the District Attorney s decision not to file criminal charges in the De Anza Rape Case, there have been ...
Attorney objects to Essex judge's comment (The Star-Ledger)
Superior Court Judge James Convery may have meant it as a joke when he looked out at an attorney in his Newark courtroom and asked, "When did you become an illegal alien?"
Dallas County district attorney wants unethical prosecutors punished (Dallas Morning News)
The Dallas County district attorney who has built a national reputation on freeing the wrongfully convicted says prosecutors who intentionally withhold evidence should themselves face harsh sanctions – possibly even jail time.
Attorney selected in kidnap case (Deseret Morning News)
Michael Jerome Doyel, the man charged with kidnapping a woman from a care center and taking her to Missouri with the body of his former girlfriend hidden in the vehicle, has been declared indigent in state court and has received a court-appointed attorney.
Kohring’s lawyer makes case for leniency (KTUU Anchorage)
Convicted former lawmaker Vic Kohring's lawyer, John Henry Browne, says eight months in jail would be a fair sentence.
Former district attorney Daly dies (The Fresno Bee)
William Crawford Daly, a former Fresno County district attorney and deputy public defender, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 78.
Clemens' lawyer: 'He's getting pummeled' (The Daily Item)
NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens' lawyer says he will talk with his client about whether to press ahead with a defamation suit following a wave of unpleasant publicity in the wake of reports linking the pitcher to numerous women.
Attorney General Marc Dann's decision to stay could affect Democratic races (The Plain Dealer)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has become an election-year live wire.
Stabbed boy keen 'to be lawyer' (BBC News)
A teenager killed in south London was a "good guy" who wanted to be a lawyer, his youth worker says.
Stabbed boy 'wanted to be lawyer' (BBC News)
A teenager killed in south London was a "good guy" who wanted to be a lawyer, his youth worker says.
Attorney Tomasi challenges Hammer in judge's race (Garden City Observer)
A local attorney has filed to run for 21st District Court judge in November giving a longtime incumbent the first challenge in 18 years.
Ohio attorney general wants campaign donor to lead reform (Newark Advocate)
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Embattled Attorney General Marc Dann is relying on a campaign donor to clean up an office marred by a sexual harassment scandal, campaign finance records show.
Aziz lawyer wants trial moved to safety of Kurdistan (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The trial of Tareq Aziz, former Iraqi deputy premier, should be moved from Baghdad to the relatively safe autonomous northern Iraq Kurdistan region for security reasons, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Illinois attorney general targets powdered energy drink Blow (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is demanding that the makers of a white powdered energy drink called Blow immediately cease marketing and sales in her state.
Austrian 'horror house' father should not go to jail: lawyer (Straits Times)
BERLIN - JOSEF Fritzl, the Austrian who admits imprisoning and abusing his daughter for 24 years, should not go to jail as he is mentally ill, his lawyer said in comments published in Germany on Sunday.
Lawyer: No jail for Fritzl (News 24 South Africa)
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who admits imprisoning and abusing his daughter for 24 years, should not go to jail as he is mentally ill, his lawyer says.