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Legal News 09/2008 (Page 18)



Tighter rules curb abuse of powers of attorney (Stuff)
Laws designed to reduce the abuse of enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) come in this week, and the Public Trust is urging people to use them.
Lawyer: SEPTA sergeant 'shattered' by shooting (The Mercury)
PERKIOMEN TOWNSHIP - The off-duty SEPTA police sergeant who claims he shot his Perkiomen neighbor in self-defense late Wednesday is "shattered" by the incident, according to his lawyer.
Attorney general's medical marijuana guidelines change little (The Press-Enterprise)
Guidelines recently issued by the state attorney general have had little effect on the Inland's regulation of medical marijuana. Last month, Attorney General Jerry Brown said licensed state cooperatives or less formal collectives are legal under California law.
Attorney general's medical marijuana guidelines change little (The Press-Enterprise)
Guidelines recently issued by the state attorney general have had little effect on the Inland's regulation of medical marijuana. Last month, Attorney General Jerry Brown said licensed state cooperatives or less formal collectives are legal under California law.
Hasina, Khaleda agree to meet, says lawyer (Gulf Times)
DHAKA: The battling ex-premiers of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, have agreed to meet and talk without pre-conditions after the Eid-ul-Fitr festivities, a lawyer said.
Workers repairing snow-melting system at attorney general's office (The State Journal-Register)
Workers are ripping the steps from the front entrance of the Illinois attorney general’s office on South Second Street to repair a snow-melting system.
Asif’s lawyer upset over doping hearing delays (Gulf Times)
KARACHI: The lawyer for suspended Pakistan fast bowler Mohamed Asif has asked for his appeal against a positive doping test to be set for the earliest possible date.
5:36 p.m. - Attorney Barry Jewell Convicted for Tax Evasion (KARK Little Rock)
No tolerance -- that's the message law enforcements is sending to professionals who cheat the tax system. Friday, a federal grand jury convicted little rock tax attorney, Barry Jewell.
Attorney-General flags new stance on magistrate and judicial appointments (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Tasmania's new Attorney-General says strengthening the process used to select the state's magistrates and judges will be one of her first priorities.
County Attorney's Office taken off fraud case (East Valley Tribune)
A judge has removed the Maricopa County Attorney's Office from prosecuting a financial planner who is accused in a scheme to defraud a Tempe church and about 30 investors of more than $5 million over more than a decade.
Attorney General Pulls the Immunity Trigger, But Denies 'Dragnet' Surveillance (Wired News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Saturday denies the nation's telecommunications companies assisted the Bush administration in "dragnet" spying on Americans' electronic communications following the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
MP Vaz in row over favours for lawyer (Times Online)
THE senior Labour figure Keith Vaz was under intense pressure last night after a fellow MP said he had been misled over Vaz’s links to a controversial lawyer.
County attorney hopefuls differ on illegals fight (East Valley Tribune)
The slogan Andrew Thomas used to win the Maricopa County attorney race four years ago was as controversial as it was simple.
State Attorney Forum (WMBB TV Panama City)
Candidates for State Attorney's Seat square off.
After scandal, attorney seeks justice (The Brownsville Herald)
After David Iglesias was fired from his position as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico in 2007, he set about telling the complex story of what he says was his politically motivated dismissal.
BREAKING NEWS: Assistant district attorney Reo Kirkland dies (The Brewton Standard)
Reo Kirkland Jr., an attorney, former state senator and assistant district attorney in Escambia County, died Wednesday night in Brewton. Kirkland, 60, was also head of the Escambia County Democratic Party.
County attorney hopefuls debate Luke Air Force Base (The Arizona Republic)
Leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, The Republic is posing questions to Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Phoenix attorney Tim Nelson.
Lawyer hasn’t filed report in district spending probe (The Des Moines Register)
More than a year after Des Moines school officials hired a lawyer to answer state charges that they broke competitive bidding laws on a construction project, no report has been filed and no bills have been submitted for legal work.
Alleged fake lawyer pleads not guilty (Crookston Daily Times)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
LaBeouf lawyer asks for witnesses to accident (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf could have a long road before him as he recovers from the accident that crushed his hand, his lawyer says. LaBeouf, 22, was injured in a late-night crash last Sunday in West Hollywood that flipped his truck.
New Hartford attorney injured in head-on crash (Republican-American)
A prominent New Hartford attorney who was injured in a head-on crash on Route 4 in Goshen was listed in stable condition Tuesday at Hartford Hospital. 
Attorney General advises residents to take simple steps to avoid disaster-related scams (Cleveland Advocate)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) reminds affected Texans to avoid fraudulent clean-up and recovery-related scams. By remaining vigilant, Texans can avoid costly schemes in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Report price gouging To Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (Cleveland Advocate)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline has received hundreds of price gouging complaints from across the state. Most complaints allege price gouging on gas and lodging; others report price hikes involving food, water and power generators. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is investigating some consumers' claims that they were ...
Ford County state's attorney moving on after 20 years (The Champaign News-Gazette)
PAXTON – It practically defies logic. A Republican incumbent in a staunchly Republican county who could run for office without competition. So why isn't Tony Lee going for a sixth term as state's attorney? "Twenty years is enough. I'm ready to try something else. I'd like to see if I can succeed at something that has nothing to do with the practice of law," said Lee, adding he would like to ...
Lawyer wants Justice Sabio disbarred (Sun Star)
A LAWYER has asked the tribunal to order the suspension of Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Jose Sabio Jr. from the practice of law in connection with the his commission of improprieties related to the Meralco ownership-case.
Daniel J. Boyle of Framingham, retired lawyer, 83 (Boston Herald)
Daniel J. Boyle of Framingham, a retired lawyer, died Friday at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was 83. Born and raised in Peabody, he lived in Danvers for...
Pa. treasurer's race pits lawyer vs. finance pro (Centre Daily Times)
A bond lawyer and a venture capitalist are competing for the open seat of state treasurer - and with it the power to manage billions of taxpayer dollars - in the Nov. 4 election.
Smith custody row: Lawyer threatens to present source (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Civil lawyer Harry Roque Jr. has threatened to present to media his informant who had leaked the information that convicted rapist Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith is no longer detained at United States Embassy in Manila.
Pa. treasurer's race pits lawyer vs. finance pro (WFMJ Youngstown)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bond lawyer and a venture capitalist are competing to be the next state treasurer. Republican Tom Ellis and Democrat Rob McCord would be first-timers in Harrisburg, having never served in office at the state level.
Lawyer, Businessman, Retired Prof Vie For Treasurer (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
A bond lawyer, a venture capitalist and a retired professor are competing to become the next state treasurer.
Authorities Search For Missing Duncan Attorney (KAUZ Wichita Falls)
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is searching for a missing Duncan attorney who is facing charges of embezzlement. The O.S.B.I. says 57-year-old Charles Barnes was charged with embezzlement on September 8th and bonded out of jail on the same day.
Swansboro hires new attorney (Carteret County News-Times)
When commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Tuesday night, there was a new person at the Swansboro board table – attorney Jason Humphrey was in the seat formerly reserved for Joe Stroud.
Lawyer Contracts Herpes, Sues Everyone (Gothamist)
Frederick Tanne has filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife, her lover and her father, claiming that she passed along to him herpes that she contracted during an affair. Tanne, a big shot financial lawyer says that Robert Stocker, an accountant his wife Amy was having an affair with, knowingly gave her the virus . He then claims that her father, a doctor, covered it up and secretly prescribed ...
Stay’s attorney asks to move trial (Wahpeton News)
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The attorney for Travis Stay has asked that his trial for a beating death be moved out of Grand Forks, saying media coverage has tainted the jury pool.
Attorney General Pulls Immunity Trigger Denies 'Dragnet' Surveillance (All About Jazz)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Saturday denied that the Bush administration -- in conjunction with the nation's telecommunication companies -- devised a “dragnet" electronic surveillance program that funneled Americans' communications to the National Security Agency without court warrants.
Ex-attorney general loses appeal on bill drafts (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - Former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager last week lost her legal claim that legislators must...
Report price gouging to Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (The Pasadena Citizen)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline has received hundreds of price gouging complaints from across the state. Most complaints allege price gouging on gas and lodging; others report price hikes involving food, water and power generators. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is investigating some consumers' claims that they were ...
Pa. treasurer's race pits lawyer vs. finance pro (Centre Daily Times)
A bond lawyer and a venture capitalist are competing for the open seat of state treasurer - and with it the power to manage billions of taxpayer dollars - in the Nov. 4 election.
'Master trial attorney' set to retire (Altoona Mirror)
One of attorney Merle K. Evey's former associates thinks he has that ''Honest Abe effect.'' Aside from the fact he has certain characteristics of America's greatest president - being tall and rangy -Evey also possesses a good sense of humor, is a ''people person,'' and ''breeds trust,'' Blair County President Judge Jolene Kopriva said.
Need to hire a lawyer? New Web site can help (Deseret Morning News)
Need a lawyer and don't know where to start? The Utah State Bar has a new service that just might help.
Alleged fake lawyer pleads not guilty (Crookston Daily Times)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Indian court junks suit vs 'Hari Puttar' film--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
NEW DELHI -- A New Delhi court on Monday dismissed a petition by Hollywood studio Warner Bros against the makers of Bollywood film "Hari Puttar" over its title, a lawyer for the Indian producers said.
Treasurer's race pits bond lawyer against venture capitalist (The Morning Call)
Whoever wins open seat will manage billions of taxpayers' dollars, cut checks. | A bond lawyer and a venture capitalist are competing for the open seat of state treasurer -- and with it the power to manage billions of taxpayer dollars -- in the Nov. 4 election.
New Hartford attorney injured in head-on crash (Republican-American)
A prominent New Hartford attorney who was injured in a head-on crash on Route 4 in Goshen was listed in stable condition Tuesday at Hartford Hospital. 
Stay Georgia's Tuesday 7PM Execution of Troy Davis to Allow Critical Witness Interview Says Attorney Carol Gray, Who ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Attorney Carol Gray, who assisted the Troy Davis defense team by interviewing and taking statements from key witnesses, is urging that Davis' Tuesday 7PM death sentence be stayed to allow time to interview a critical witness to the murder who has never been spoken to by the prosecution or defense.
LaBeouf lawyer asks for witnesses to accident (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf could have a long road before him as he recovers from the accident that crushed his hand, his lawyer says. LaBeouf, 22, was injured in a late-night crash last Sunday in West Hollywood that flipped his truck.
Attorney General advises residents to take simple steps to avoid disaster-related scams (Cleveland Advocate)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) reminds affected Texans to avoid fraudulent clean-up and recovery-related scams. By remaining vigilant, Texans can avoid costly schemes in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Report price gouging to Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline has received hundreds of price gouging complaints from across the state. Most complaints allege price gouging on gas and lodging; others report price hikes involving food, water and power generators. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is investigating some consumers' claims that they were ...
State Attorney's Office looks into complaints about Caylee Marie trust funds (Orlando Sentinel)
The State Attorney's Office is reviewing complaints made about the donation accounts set up in the Caylee Marie Anthony case, according to spokesman Randy Means.
Lawyer running vs. finance pro for Pennsylvania treasurer (The Phoenix)
By MARC LEVY Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG — A bond lawyer and a venture capitalist are competing for the open seat of state treasurer —...