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Legal News 08/2008 (Page 22)



Appeal of ex-lawyer's theft convictions tossed (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
An appeals court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by a former lawyer convicted of helping extort money from her lovers because she filed it too late.
Lawyer: Proposed sign-ban is unconstitutional (Asbury Park Press)
An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer characterized a proposed borough ordinance to keep political signs off public property as unconstitutional.
Connecticut Won't Punish Lawyer Over False ID In Plofsky Matter (Hartford Courant)
State officials plan no disciplinary action against Maureen Duggan — a state agency lawyer who posed as an anonymous parking lot attendant in 2004 when she wrote a letter that led to the firing of then-state ethics chief Alan S. Plofsky.
Attorney General Greg Abbott rules on uniform GPA calculations (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – Attorney General Greg Abbott has decided that all high school graduates in Texas will have their grade point averages calculated the same way beginning with the Class of 2009.
Ex-lawyer for Detroit mayor sues over unpaid fees (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has filed a lawsuit against the mayor claiming he's owed about $80,000 in fees stemming from his work after Kilpatrick's text-message scandal surfaced.
Ex-lawyer for Detroit mayor sues over unpaid fees (San Francisco Chronicle)
A former lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has filed a lawsuit against the mayor claiming he's owed about $80,000 in fees stemming from his work after Kilpatrick's text-message scandal surfaced. William Moffitt of Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday filed...
Senators rebuke Mike Arroyo lawyer for calling up PCGG (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Senators on Thursday scored the lawyer of first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo for admitting he called up Presidential Commission on Good Government"s (PCGG) head Camilo Sabio for legal advice on the Government Service Insurance System"s case against the Manila Electric Co.
Son of Bangladesh's ex-PM Zia gets bail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The detained son and political heir of Bangladesh's jailed former premier Khaleda Zia has been granted bail, a lawyer said Thursday, opening the door for him to seek medical treatment abroad.
State's attorney wants gun charge erased from record (Baltimore Sun)
Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark is asking that a handgun possession charge brought against him be expunged from the record, The Daily Times in Salisbury reported.
Crawford's lawyer asks for dismissal in 27-year-old case (Hanover Herald-Progress)
John Bradley Crawford, who is accused of the 1980 murder and abduction of 6-year-old Alexander Glanz, was before Judge Overton Harris Tuesday as his lawyer argued for a motion to dismiss and a motion in limine.
Detroit mayor's attorney says witnesses refusing to appear at removal hearing, urges subpoenas (AM New York)
DETROIT (AP) _ Three lawyers are refusing to testify next week at a removal hearing for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, possibly harming his ability to defend himself, the mayor's attorney says.
SC panel won't touch FG lawyer; senators call for disbarment (Philstar.com)
The Supreme Court panel tasked to probe the alleged improprieties committed by justices of the Court of Appeals in the handling of the Manila Electric Co. board election row will not touch Jesus Santos, a lawyer of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, as it has not sought an extension of its hearings.
Judge to strike down parkland sale, attorney says (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE – The judge hearing a lawsuit challenging Buncombe County’s sale of parkland near City Hall to a local developer is preparing to strike down the land sale, an attorney for plaintiffs says.
Attorney Who Stole From Clients Could Get Life In Prison (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- Prosecutors want to send a personal injury attorney who stole from clients to prison for life, KPRC Local 2 reported Thursday. Steven Bearman pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1.5 million.
Attorney General: York County man an alleged Internet predator (The York Dispatch)
A Hanover-area man accused of sending photos of his genitals over the Internet to three people he thought were underage girls has been charged by the state Attorney General's Office.
Attorney asks judge to release murder suspect (Lincoln Journal Star)
The attorney for a man found incompetent to stand trial for his ex-girlfriend’s death has asked a judge to release him from jail because he isn’t getting treatment to restore his competency.
Attorney General: Otoe Commissioners Broke State Laws (KETV 7 Omaha)
The Otoe County commissioners violated open meetings laws during a commissioner meeting that led to the layoff of seven county employees, said Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning.
New state attorney Corey announces top assistant (The Florida Times-Union)
Freshly elected Angela Corey announced today that the city's military affairs director will be her chief assistant state attorney. Dan McCarthy will take over the position from Jay Plotkin, who Corey defeated Tuesday in the 4th Circuit state attorney's race. Corey replaces longtime State Attorney Harry Shorstein, who ...
Mississippi Attorney General To Keep An Eye On Price Gouging (WJTV Jackson)
Mississippi's Attorney General sends out a fleet of investigators to precent price gouging.
Former Lawyer for Detroit Mayor Claims Unpaid Fees (FOX 2 News Detroit)
A former lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has filed a lawsuit claiming he's owed about $80,000 in fees stemming from his work after the mayor's text-message scandal surfaced. William Moffitt of Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday filed the lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Madsen gets nine years for lawyer attack (Chatham Daily News)
By Erica Bajer The Daily News A 40-year-old Chatham man who brutally assaulted his lawyer was sentenced Thursday to more than nine years in prison. Randy Madsen pleaded guilty to wounding Gudrun Mueller-Wilm in an aggravated assault at her office on April 13. The [...]
Man from Chatham, Ont., who beat up his lawyer gets nine-year jail sentence (Times & Transcript)
A 40-year-old man from Chatham, Ont., who beat up his lawyer has been sentenced to more than nine years in jail.
Lawyer's rehab cited at contempt hearing (Brampton Guardian)
BRAMPTON - A Toronto lawyer's completion of an alcohol rehab program is a step in the right direction, but not enough to stop a contempt of court hearing, a Peel prosecutor told a court Wednesday.
Mayor's lawyer says possible witnesses won't testify (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
Associated Press - August 28, 2008 5:03 PM ET DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says Kilpatrick may have trouble defending himself at a hearing next week on whether he...
Texas Attorney General Says Bible Courses Not Mandatory (KWTX-TV Waco)
The state’s attorney general says public high schools in Texas aren’t required to offer elective Bible courses.
New York's Attorney General Says Gas Stations Overcharge (FOX 5 New York)
Investigators say nearly 25 percent of the New York City gas stations they checked have been illegally charging customers more for paying with their credit cards. New York state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that inspectors from his office found the practice at about 30 of the 130 gas stations they visited.
District attorney gives to police department (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
The Deer Park Police Department received a check from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office last week to fund the department with a new video recording system for police vehicles.
Mayor's lawyer says possible witnesses won't testify (WLBT 3 Jackson)
DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says Kilpatrick may have trouble defending himself at a hearing next week on whether he should be removed from office.
Attorney: alderman in clear (The Nashua Telegraph)
NASHUA -- The city attorney's opinion that an alderman doesn't have a conflict of interest concerning the controversial Broad Street Parkway is now available online at www.nashuatelegraph.com. ...
Obituary: Ira Burdette Coldren Jr.: Prominent Fayette County attorney and civic leader (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Ira Coldren Jr., a prominent Fayette County attorney and civic leader who formerly led the Pennsylvania Bar Association, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Uniontown. He was 84. Mr. ...
Local attorney on ballot (Portsmouth Daily Times)
The Clermont County Board of Elections on Friday, confirmed local attorney John McHenry of South Webster has filed his candidacy for state school board and will be offer-ed to voters in the November election.
Attorney seeks end to public matching funds (Arizona Daily Star)
PHOENIX — An attorney for several current and would-be legislators asked a federal judge Thursday to void a key provision of Arizona's public-financing law.
Attorney asks judge to release murder suspect (Lincoln Journal Star)
The attorney for a man found incompetent to stand trial for his ex-girlfriend’s murder has asked a judge to release him from jail because he isn’t getting treatment to restore his competency.
Mandeville city attorney involved in crash; had drink to 'calm' down (St. Tammany News)
An accident involving Mandeville City Attorney David Cressy and a 21-year-old man just over a week ago is raising eyebrows.
Douglas County state's attorney will not file charges in alleged puppy mill case (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - A rural Arthur man who turned over dozens of animals to authorities in a raid of an alleged puppy mill last week will not face criminal charges, Douglas County State's Attorney Kevin Nolan said Thursday.
Lawyer says evidence will clear Peters (Stuff)
The lawyer who will present Winston Peters' evidence to the Serious Fraud Office inquiry says he already knows there is no case to answer.
Lawyer casts doubt over strip search account (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
WATERLOO REGION (Aug 29, 2008) -- A lawyer for local police argued yesterday that a strip search alleged by a man arrested for public drunkenness would have taken a "conspiracy" of officers.
Attorney general King: America needs McCain (The Huntsville Times)
While the national spotlight shone on Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama Thursday, Alabama Attorney General Troy King spoke up for presumptive Republican nominee John McCain during a visit to Huntsville.
Lawyer beaten, man gets prison (London Free Press)
CHATHAM -- A Southwestern Ontario lawyer's attacker is behind bars, but Gudrun Mueller-Wilm says she still fears for her life. Randy Madsen, 40, pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated assault, admitting he brutally beat Mueller-Wilm, his former defence lawyer.
Judge denies sanctions against county attorney (KWWL Iowa)
AMES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has overturned an application for sanctions filed by an assistant state public defender against the Story County attorney's office.
Haneef to seek compensation, lawyer confirms (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer representing Mohamed Haneef says his client will be seeking compensation after the Australian Federal Police today officially dropped the Indian-born doctor as a person of interest.
LAWYER GONE WILD (Financial Mail)
Cormac Cullinan is a treat. Not like any lawyer or environment expert you've ever met. And I don't mean the thick black hair, easy laugh, sparkling black eyes and what I'll restrict myself to calling film-star looks. I'm talking abou...
Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Agency Lawyer (Hartford Courant)
A state grievance panel has filed a complaint that could lead to discipline or disbarment of Maureen Duggan, a state agency lawyer who posed as an anonymous parking lot attendant when she wrote a letter in 2004 that led to the firing of then-state ethics chief Alan S. Plofsky.
Houston lawyer's thievery gets him 35 years (Houston Chronicle)
Former personal injury lawyer Steven Bearman was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday for stealing money from clients and then stealing from a law firm that hired him as he awaited trial on the earlier charge.
Attorney says Bell's father attacked her (The Shreveport Times)
An attorney for Mychal Bell claims Bell's father attacked her Wednesday after a hearing with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Bismarck Attorney Trying to Run for District Judge, Supreme Court --- (KQCD-TV Dickinson)
A Bismarck attorney says he`ll try to force Secretary of State Al Jaeger to give him a spot on the ballot. Robert V. Bolinske wants to run for North Dakota Supreme Court justice or a judgeship in the state`s South Central district.
Lawyer: Man involved in SC quint hoax was just 16 (Live 5 News Charleston)
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - The lawyer for a man who authorities say ran a scam with his girlfriend where they claimed to be pregnant with quintuplets says his client was 16 when he was arrested and shouldn't be tried as an adult.
District attorney investigating injury to girl, 9 (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
NORTHBRIDGE - The Worcester district attorney's office wants residents who know anything about what happened to a 9-year-old girl struck by an object Saturday to contact police.
Casey Anthony heads to attorney's office (Orlando Sentinel)
Casey Anthony is heading to her attorney's office in Kissimmee this morning.
Frederick Co. State's Attorney & Unpaid Child Support (ABC 2 Baltimore)
State's Attorney Charlie Smith's ex-wife is taking him to court for unpaid child support.