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Legal News 07/2008 (Page 11)



District attorney to protest all inmates up for parole (The Enid News & Eagle)
District Attorney Cathy Stocker said she will protest each of the 24 inmates with convictions in her five-county district on this month’s regular docket of the state Pardon and Parole Board.
Police nab man accused of abducting his attorney (The Indianapolis Star)
ANDERSON, Ind. -- A man who police say abducted his attorney and left him bound before going on the lam for four days was taken into custody Saturday but not before trying to kill himself.
Ann Arbor attorney volunteers with free-flight charity (Detroit Free Press)
Kelly K. Burris, an attorney, has been a volunteer pilot with Air Charity Network since 2003 and has piloted more than 100 flights on her own time and at her own expense for reasons including post-transplant treatment, cancer treatment, hospice transport, organ transplant, compassion flights and Hurricane Katrina relief.
Attorney asks for plea hearing for kidnapping suspect (Casper Star-Tribune)
A defense attorney for a Casper man charged with kidnapping and sexually exploiting an elementary school-aged girl has asked for a hearing at which the suspect can change his plea.
Defense attorney's hobby: Painting serial killer portraits (Modesto Bee)
When Modesto criminal defense attorney Martin Baker isn't trying a case or preparing for one, he needs an outlet -- a way to relax and to leave a tough day in court behind.
US Army lawyer says his client was tortured (Calcutta News)
A US lawyer, dealing with a case against a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, has told the press his client suffered health problems when he was subjected to two weeks of sleep deprivation.
Doyle city attorney speaks out (Sparta Expositor)
At the July meeting of the Doyle Board, City Attorney Cindy Howell took issue with comments made at the previous meeting about her service to the board.
Political inmates at Jordan jail on hunger strike: lawyer (Khaleej Times)
AMMAN - Fourteen political inmates at a Jordanian jail have started a hunger strike over alleged mistreatment and bad prison condition, a lawyer said on Sunday.
John Payne announces for County Attorney (Bandera Bulletin)
My name is John D. Payne, a native Texan and I would like to be your next County Attorney. My wife Cindy and I have been living in Bandera County for the past four years, and owned property here even longer. We both practice law and are members of Grace Lutheran Church.
City attorney, interim manager head agenda (The Hunstville Item)
The Huntsville City Council will consider appointing an interim city manager and hold a closed door session to discuss city attorney Thomas Leeper during its Tuesday night meeting at City Hall.
Alabama Attorney General Caught in Gay Sex Scandal Removed from McCain Website (Gay Wired)
Alabama Attorney General Troy King found himself in the midst of a gay sex scandal last week after reports began to circulate that he was busted having sex with a male assistant by his wife, Paige King , in the couple’s own bed.
W. Kentucky Attorney Gets 2nd DUI (WLEX-TV Lexington)
MAYFIELD, KY (AP) - A western Kentucky prosecutor has been arrested for a second time on a charge of driving under the influence. Mike Ward is the commonwealth attorney for Marshall and Calloway counties. Kentucky State Police said he was stopped at 12:03 a.m. CDT on Saturday.
Lawyer: Shoaib won’t pay up (The Telegraph)
Karachi: Shoaib Akhtar’s chances of being named in Pakistan’s preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy have receded after his lawyer, Abid Hasan Minto, on Sunday said that the pacer would not pay the hefty fine demanded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), until the court pronounced its verdict on his writ petition.
Attorney general candidates have plans to improve Sunshine Law (Columbian Missourian)
COLUMBIA — After some recent involvement in Sunshine Law dramatics, Rep. Jeff Harris of Columbia, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, has come up with a plan to improve the current policy.
Attorney general candidates have plans to improve Sunshine Law (Columbia Missourian)
COLUMBIA — After some recent involvement in Sunshine Law dramatics, Rep. Jeff Harris of Columbia, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, has come up with a plan to improve the ...
JonBenet Ramsey case will get its third District Attorney in 12 years (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
DENVER - When district attorney candidate Stan Garnett checked his cell phone after a long flight last week, he had dozens of messages asking his opinion about the latest DNA tests in the JonBenet Ramsey case.
Lawyer: Windsor puts clamps on tunnel sale (Moldova.org)
Officials in Windsor have stalled negotiations for the sale of the Canadian city's shares of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, a lawyer says.The city's lead negotiator, Cliff Sutts, said with Detroit officials mired in corruption allegations, Windsor officials have decided to halt ongoing negotiations for the $75 million sale, The Detroit News reported Saturday.It doesn't appear the mayor and the ...
Primary primer: Race for the Missouri attorney general (Columbia Missourian)
Margaret Donnelly Richmond Heights PERSONAL : 54. Married to David Riedel. They have two grown children. PARTY : Democrat CAMPAIGN WEB SITE : donnelly08.com OCCUPATION: 73rd District state representative, attorney with ...
Democrats Look to Lobbyist to Finance a Convention (New York Times)
Few lobbyists are more connected than Steve Farber, a Denver lawyer whose political contacts have thrust him into a central fund-raising role for the Democratic National Convention.
County attorney talks zoning protests (Ravalli Republic)
There could very well be a double protest period for Ravalli County’s countywide zoning if the commission adopts the regulations and maps separately. Ravalli County Attorney George Corn clarified some outstanding questions last month about the particulars of zoning in a seven-page memo.
Ateneo de Manila awards Sumilao farmers and lawyer (Minda News)
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – They will not walk from Sumilao, Bukidnon to Malacanang this time, but walk to the stage of the Henry Lee Irwin Theatre at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) on Tuesday, July 15, to receive, along with their lawyer, the Ozanam Award.
City attorney tapped as BMUA counsel (The Jersey Journal)
The Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority has picked Donna Russo, an assistant city attorney, as its part-time general counsel.
Attorney general draws line on roles of special agents (The Argus Leader)
PIERRE - Special agents hired by state's attorneys may investigate crimes but have no greater arrest power than any other citizen, Attorney General Larry Long says. In an official opinion requested by the Roberts County sheriff, Long also said a county commission may take a vehicle from the sheriff and give it to a special investigator, although the emergency and law-enforcement equipment might ...
Attorney challenges China Grove on Zoning Board members (The Salisbury Post)
By Jessie Burchette [email protected] CHINA GROVE — An attorney representing the town's Zoning Board of Adjustments claims the town's rec ...
Teen set up, unlawfully searched by police: lawyer (Winnipeg Free Press)
A teenage girl charged with being the delivery person in a dial-a-dealer crack cocaine ring was set up and subjected to a potentially unlawful search by police, her defence lawyer told the Free Press. Crown attorney Susan Baragar told youth court last week that the 16-year-old was spotted by police on the evening of July 4, with another girl and two boys near a school on Ellen Street.
District attorney to be 3rd on case (The Washington Times)
When district attorney candidate Stan Garnett checked his cell phone after a long flight last week, he had dozens of messages asking his opinion about the latest DNA tests in the JonBenet Ramsey case.
Democrats depending on lobbyist to finance convention (International Herald Tribune)
Political contacts have thrust a Denver lawyer, Steve Farber, into a key fund-raising role for the Democratic National Convention.
Ex-Bangladesh PM's son charged over murder hushup (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The eldest son of former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia was formally charged Monday with taking kickbacks to hush up a murder allegedly involving the son of a tycoon, a government lawyer said.
Sulpicio Lines lawyer testifies against BMI (Philstar.com)
The lead counsel of Sulpicio Lines Inc., lawyer Arthur Lim, testified in court today against the Bureau of Marine Inquiry (BMI) to contradict the latter’s claim that they have jurisdiction over the investigation of the June 21 capsizing of the M/V Princess of the Stars.
Attorney's Car Warehouse Catches Fire (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- A fire broke out at a warehouse filled with rare and expensive cars Sunday afternoon, KPRC Local 2 reported. The northwest Houston warehouse belongs to famed attorney John O'Quinn.
Lawyer: Windsor puts clamps on tunnel sale (UPI)
WINDSOR, Ontario, July 12 (UPI) -- Officials in Windsor have stalled negotiations for the sale of the Canadian city's shares of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, a lawyer says.
Attorney: Son Of N.C. State Coach Lowe To Plead Guilty (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
The son of North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe is expected to plead guilty in a Greensboro courtroom Monday in connection with a series of crimes in March 2007, attorney Locke Clifford confirmed to WXII Sunday.
Lawyer says motor racing chief's orgy not "hanky spanky" (Reuters via Yahoo! Philippines News)
LONDON (Reuters) - The lawyer for a newspaper hit back at the head of motor sports in a court case on Monday, saying a sado-masochistic sex session was an example of "true depravity" and not just harmless "hanky spanky".
Lawyer: NY escort worker verbally accepts deal (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for an office worker for a pricey escort service that led to the resignation of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says his client has agreed verbally to a plea deal.
LAWYER: SPITZER'S HOOKER BOOK ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL (New York Post)
A woman accused of helping arrange meetings between high-priced escorts and their customers has tentatively agreed to plead guilty in the prostitution scandal that led Eliot Spitzer to resign as New York's governor, her lawyer said Monday. Tanya...
Lawyer for disgraced nuclear scientist says he wants Musharraf to appear in Pakistani court (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
A lawyer for Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist said Monday he wants President Pervez Musharraf to appear before a court hearing a petition to end his client's four-year detention for nuclear proliferation.
State's attorney calls, Oswego opens meeting (Ledger-Sentinel)
The Oswego Village Board members were scheduled to meet in closed session last week to interview representatives of three engineering firms. But the board decided to open the session to the public at the advice of their attorney, Karl Ottosen.
Attorney general's office assisting in investigation and prosecution (SaukValley.com)
In addition to controlling the outlet of information to the public in the case against Nicholas T. Sheley, the Illinois attorney general's office is providing someone with expertise in murder cases.
Lawyer for Thompson claims self-defense; defendant had concealed-carry permit (The Plain Dealer)
The lawyer for Ashford Thompson, the man charged with murdering Twinsburg police officer Joshua Miktarian, said his client shot the officer in self-defense. Attorney Larry Zukerman made the statement after Thompson's hearing in Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court. Zukerman would not...
Baxter man who admitted extorting former county attorney receives sentence (KOAM-TV Pittsburg)
A Baxter Springs man who admitted extorting the former Cherokee County prosecuting attorney receives his sentence. Timothy J. Schooley, 30, Baxter Springs, plead guilty in April to one count of extortion.
Assistant U.S. Attorney joins Fish & Richardson (The Delaware Business Ledger)
Fish & Richardson P.C. has announced that Douglas E. McCann has joined the firm's growing Wilmington office as Of Counsel in its Litigation Group. Prior to joining Fish, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware.
District Attorney opposes release of ailing Manson follower (ABC 15 Phoenix)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has asked the California parole board to deny Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins' request for compassionate release from prison.
Lawyer: NY Escort Worker Verbally Accepts Deal (WCBS-TV New York)
A woman accused of helping arrange meetings between high-priced escorts and their customers has tentatively agreed to plead guilty in the prostitution scandal that led Eliot Spitzer to resign as New York's governor, her lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to tax count in kickback case (The Fresno Bee)
A lawyer pleaded guilty Monday to a tax-related felony stemming from a federal kickback case involving class-action lawsuits filed against some of the country's biggest corporations.
Hewlett attorney admits bilking clients (Newsday)
A disbarred attorney who stole more than $400,000 from his clients -- including money one woman intended to use for her daughter's heart surgery -- has pleaded guilty to his crimes, the Nassau district attorney's office said yesterday.
Attorney: Suspect killed by cops while handcuffed (Newsday)
The accused drug dealer who died during a violent struggle with Suffolk County Police was beaten while his hands were restrained behind him, choked and bludgeoned in the face while his head rested against a solid object, an independent autopsy found, according to the attorney representing the family of Kenny Lazo.
Lawyer pleads guilty to charge in kickback case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer pleaded guilty Monday to a tax charge stemming from a federal probe of class-action lawsuits filed against some of the country's biggest corporations.
Records show Guantanamo prisoner hurt by sleep deprivation, lawyer says (Newsday)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) _ An Afghan prisoner suffered significant weight loss and other health problems when the military subjected him to two weeks of sleep deprivation at Guantanamo in 2004, his lawyer said Friday.Mohammed Jawad lost 10 percent of his body weight and told doctors he was urinating blood after guards subjected him to the sleep deprivation program, Air Force Maj. ...
Lawyer: Anwar not obliged to give statement (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was not obliged to give police his statement as no notice was issued to him personally ordering that he be present at the city police headquarters, his lawyer said.
Pope apology not enough, lawyer says (Daily Telegraph)
AN apology from the Pope for sexual abuse by Catholic priests needs to be backed up by a more compassionate approach in the courts, a sexual assault lawyer said today.