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Legal News 06/2008



Sacked Mancini ropes in lawyer to protect his interests (The Star)
MILAN: Former coach Roberto Mancini said on Friday he had asked his lawyer to protect his interests and defend his reputation over the reasons given by Inter Milan for sacking him.
Attorney: Search of news anchor's home involved ex-anchor (Centre Daily Times)
An attorney representing KYW-TV anchor Larry Mendte says the FBI searched his client's home in a case involving former co-anchor Alycia Lane, which her attorney suggested involved a possible invasion of her privacy.
Hero lawyer sues Army over sex discrimination (Daily Telegraph)
A female Army lawyer who helped to rescue two SAS soldiers held prisoner in Iraq is suing the Army for £650,000 after claiming she was "victimised" by senior officers.
Attorney: Search of news anchor's home involved ex-anchor (WFMJ Youngstown)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An attorney representing KYW-TV anchor Larry Mendte says the FBI searched his client's home in a case involving former co-anchor Alycia Lane -- and her attorney suggests that it involves a possible invasion of her privacy.
Development lawyer helps steer Austin's growth (Austin American-Statesman)
His detractors say Richard Suttle Jr. is a hired gun for powerful development interests, a $425-an-hour lawyer who uses his City Hall connections to outmaneuver opponents and steer controversial projects through the city's complex approval process.
Former South Bend lawyer released from federal prison (22 WSBT South Bend)
SOUTH BEND--A once-prominent Michiana lawyer is out of federal prison after serving a four-year sentence.
German minister met Khodorkovsky lawyer: report (Deutsche Welle)
The German magazine, Der Spiegel, has reported that foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met a lawyer representing jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky during a recent visit to Moscow.
Attorney General Asks CA to Delay Gay Marriage Ruling (FOX 13 Utah)
Utah’s Attorney General is joining the fight against California’s gay marriage ruling. Mark Shurtleff, along with nine other states’ attorneys general, sent a letter to the California Supreme Court. It asks them to delay a final ruling on legalizing gay marriage until California voters decide the issue in November. Shurtleff is concerned about so called “tourism marriages.” He and the other ...
More Pressure On Gordon Brown As Ex Attorney General Lord Goldsmith Attacks 42-Day Terrorism Plan (FOX 61 Chattanooga)
Gordon Brown has suffered a new blow after former attorney general Lord Goldsmith launched a scathing attack on plans to hold terrorist suspects for 42 days without charge.
Former South Bend lawyer Kusbach leaves prison (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND — A once-prominent Michiana lawyer is out of federal prison after serving a four-year sentence.
Nursing students offered help at test, lawyer says (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer for one of the Prairie View A&M University nursing students accused of cheating during a final exam said a faculty member overseeing the test encouraged students to seek help from fellow students waiting nearby.
Lawyer hopes site leads to Kissel killer (Greenwich Time)
The defense lawyer for the Massachusetts man charged with killing Andrew Kissel has created a Web site he hopes will generate leads about other suspects to share with authorities and prove his client's innocence, he said.
Lawyer creates Web site to prove client's innocence (Norwalk Advocate)
GREENWICH - The defense lawyer for the Massachusetts man charged with killing Andrew Kissel has created a Web site he said he hopes will generate leads about other suspects to share with authorities and prove his client's innocence, he said.
Rolle, attorney split on trial move (Casper Star-Tribune)
A Casper man charged with murdering a woman he once dated "adamantly opposed" his attorney's effort to move his murder trial outside of Natrona County, his attorney said Friday.
Area attorney's newest novel garnering praise (The Beacon News)
If you're looking for a summer read, area 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.
Race for attorney general highlights rift in county (Post-Tribune)
Northwest Indiana's delegates to the state Republican Convention will converge on Indianapolis today to choose between Jon Costas and Greg Zoeller as the party's candidate for attorney general.
Doyle appoints new Dodge County district attorney (Fond du Lac Reporter)
MADISON Gov. Jim Doyle has appointed William Bedker as Dodge County district attorney.
Zardari's lawyer Ahsan says graft cases were justified (Outlook India)
PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari today faced a frontal attack from party leader and his lawyer in several graft cases Aitzaz Ahsan who said most of the allegations against him and his wife, slain former premier Benazir Bhutto, were justified.
Top Zimbabwe Opposition Figure Arrested: Lawyer (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--Arthur Mutambara, leader of a breakaway faction of Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, was arrested on Sunday at his home in Harare, his lawyer said.
Attorney seeks dismissal of child abuse charge (Midland Daily News)
The attorney representing a Midland man charged with first-degree child abuse is asking that the case against his client be dismissed.
Troy attorney receives award from county bar association (Troy Eccentric)
Michael Umphrey, an attorney with an office in Troy, will be awarded for 40 years of service to the legal profession at the Oakland County Bar Association's 74th annual meeting June 11.
Top Zimbabwe opposition figure arrested: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The leader of a rebel faction of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change became the most senior opposition politician to be arrested Sunday when he was held over a written attack on Robert Mugabe.
Attorney: Search of news anchor's home involved ex-anchor (Centre Daily Times)
An attorney representing KYW-TV anchor Larry Mendte says the FBI searched his client's home in a case involving former co-anchor Alycia Lane, which her attorney suggested involved a possible invasion of her privacy.
Former South Bend lawyer Kusbach leaves prison (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND — A once-prominent Michiana lawyer is out of federal prison after serving a four-year sentence.
Attorney for Governor Blunt Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit (FOX 2 News St. Louis)
An attorney for Republican Gov. Matt Blunt wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming he must turn over records to investigators appointed by Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon.
Attorney: Search of news anchor's home involved ex-anchor (Courier-Post)
An attorney representing KYW-TV anchor Larry Mendte says the FBI searched his client's home in a case involving former co-anchor Alycia Lane, which her attorney suggested involved a possible invasion of her privacy.
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.
Attorney seeks dismissal of child abuse charge (Midland Daily News)
The attorney representing a Midland man charged with first-degree child abuse is asking that the case against his client be dismissed.
Harlan attorney indicted on theft charges (The Middlesboro Daily)
HARLAN, Ky. -- A Harlan County attorney was served with an indictment warrant Thursday, by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on several counts of allegedly illegally taking almost one million dollars from a client whose power of attorney he had over her estate.
Journo 'tortured' - lawyer (News 24 South Africa)
An journalism student sentenced to death for insulting Islam has to have a medical check-up after his lawyer claimed he had been tortured.
Lawyer Hopes To Clear Client With Web Site (WCVB Boston)
A lawyer representing a Massachusetts man charged with killing a Greenwich developer has set up a Web site he hopes will clear his client.
Defense lawyer sets up Web site soliciting tips (Boston Globe)
A lawyer who represents a Massachusetts man charged in the killing of Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel has set up a Web site he hopes will generate leads to clear his client.
UP Police treated Rajesh Talwar very badly: Lawyer (The Times of India)
The lawyer of Aarushi murder accused Rajesh Talwar has alleged that his client was made to sit out for 48 hours without being allowed to sleep.
State Supreme Court ruling won’t affect Lincoln ban, attorney says (Lincoln Journal Star)
A Nebraska Supreme Court ruling striking down a portion of Omaha’s smoking ban won’t affect the Lincoln law, an attorney for the city of Lincoln said.
Defense lawyer sets up Web site soliciting tips (Boston Globe)
A lawyer who represents a Massachusetts man charged in the killing of Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel has set up a Web site he hopes will generate leads to clear his client.
District attorney confident of victory (Daily Breeze)
District Attorney Steve Cooley isn't much concerned about his re-election chances Tuesday, rating his two opponents "not in my league.
UP Police treated Rajesh Talwar very badly: Lawyer (The Times of India)
NOIDA: The lawyer of Rajesh Talwar, accused of murdering his daughter Aarushi and the family's domestic help Hemraj, has alleged that the dentist was treated "very badly" by the Noida police.
REPORTER ORDERED TO TESTIFY IN R. KELLY TRIAL: Also, lawyer tossed from court house for trying to give singer a CD. (Eurweb)
*Chicago Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis was ordered Friday to testify in R. Kelly's child pornography trial after his lawyer's argument that he was protected by reporter's privilege and the 1st Amendment was rejected.
Ex-WP member arrested for insulting public officer: lawyer (Straits Times)
A FORMER Singaporean lawyer, who is now a US resident, has been arrested here for insulting a public servant, his lawyer Chia Ti Lik said on Monday.
Rolle, attorney split on trial move (Casper Star-Tribune)
A Casper man charged with murdering a woman he once dated "adamantly opposed" his attorney's effort to move his murder trial outside of Natrona County, his attorney said Friday.
US Blogger Charged In Singapore: Lawyer (Nasdaq)
SINGAPORE (AFP)--A California-based blogger has been arrested and charged in Singapore over comments he made about a defamation case filed by the city- state's political leaders, his lawyer said Monday.
Iran jails man campaigning for women's rights-lawyer (The Star)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - A court has sentenced a male activist for greater female rights in Iran to one year in prison, his lawyer and a fellow campaigner said on Monday.
German foreign minister meets with Khodorkovsky's lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. June 2 (Interfax) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has discussed the possibility of a lawful release of former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky with his lawyer, Yuri Schmidt. "Our meeting with Steinmeier lasted for about 90 minutes.
W. Melbourne could hire attorney Tuesday (Florida Today)
WEST MELBOURNE -- Tuesday night, officials may hire a new city attorney, which would be their sixth since December 2006. The West Melbourne City Council interviewed six job finalists Saturday morning, Mayor Hal Rose said.
Jurors set to resume deliberations in case of Southfield attorney Fieger (Detroit Free Press)
Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations this morning in the criminal case against Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger and his law partner, Vernon (Ven) Johnson.
U.S. lawyer charged in Singapore for insulting judge (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. lawyer was charged in a Singapore court on Monday for allegedly insulting a judge in an email and on his website, court documents showed.
Crane Collapse: District Attorney, Buildings Department Investigation (FOX 5 New York)
The Manhattan District Attorney is looking into whether a crime was committed at the scene of a deadly crane collapse on Friday. The DA wants to know if the New York City Buildings Department ordered a replacement for a faulty turntable that connects the boom to the carriage of the crane.
Attorney for MO Gov. Seeks to Dismiss AG's Lawsuit (KAIT Jonesboro)
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - An attorney for Republican Gov. Matt Blunt wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming he must turn over records to investigators...
Attorney seeks dismissal of child abuse charge (Midland Daily News)
The attorney representing a Midland man charged with first-degree child abuse is asking that the case against his client be dismissed.
U.S. lawyer asks Pakistan to help free Gitmo inmate (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An American lawyer pleaded on Monday for the Pakistan government to intervene on behalf of a prisoner being held at the U.S. detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.