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Legal News 11/2008 (Page 10)



Myanmar labour activist jailed for 12 years: lawyer (TODAYonline)
File photo of a street in Yangon. A prominent Myanmar labour advocate has been sentenced to more than 12 years in jail, her lawyer said Wednesday, the latest in a spate of prison terms handed to activists in the military-ruled nation.
Complaint unfounded says county attorney (Ravalli Republic)
Ravalli County Commissioners who supported the county’s now-defunct growth policy didn’t violate state law when they took a position on the controversial ballot issue, said County Attorney George Corn.
Attorney Thomas Kirby dies at 73 (The Hamilton Journal News)
Thomas Kirby, a lifelong resident and attorney in the Springboro-Franklin area, died Monday, Nov. 10, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 73.
Board may be closer to ending attorney's service (Lewisboro Ledger)
Is the town moving forward with plans to remove Town Attorney Jessica Bacal from office, more than two months after “firing” her?
Attorney says sheriff could be in contempt (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Claiming disregard of a writ of habeas corpus, defense attorney Dan Shaffer asked the court to order a hearing that would require the sheriff to explain why he’s not in contempt.
Attorney: Haywood sheriff under scrutiny is not rich (Asheville Citizen-Times)
WAYNESVILLE – The attorney for Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander on Tuesday said he'd be surprised if a federal grand jury subpoena for information on his client's financial history finds anything unusual.
Cory Tennison eyes another run for Ramsey County attorney (Pioneer Press)
With a possible opening for the Ramsey County attorney's office's top slot during the next election cycle, one young gun from Scott County said he's ready to toss his hat into the ring. Again.
Borough clerk seeks aid for attorney fees in suit (The Record)
PARAMUS — Borough Clerk Ian Shore said Tuesday that he plans to collect donations to pay for an attorney to represent him in a lawsuit the borough has brought against him.
Dela Paz now ready to face music, lawyer says (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - After trying to evade the Senate"s inquiry on the so-called "euro generals" controversy, retired former Philippine National Police (PNP) comptroller Eliseo dela Paz is now ready to face the music, according to his lawyer.
Teen allegedly threatens to dismember lawyer, mail body parts to family (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
EAST BROOKFIELD - A judge yesterday revoked the bail of a Barre teenager awaiting trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter after hearing that he had allegedly threatened to dismember a lawyer who is a prospective witness in the case and mail his body parts to his family.
Hagan will weigh in on U.S. attorney choice (The News & Observer)
As the only Democratic senator from North Carolina, senator-elect Kay Hagan will be consulted by President-elect Barack Obama on whom to name as a U.S. attorney.
Goa rape: German mum, daughter verbally abused by doc: Lawyer (The Times of India)
"When the mother and girl appeared at Goa Medical college and hospital for medical examination, one of the doctors, verbally abused them," the German mother's lawyer, said.
James Gill: U.S. Attorney General Jim Letten -- Society's gain is newshound's loss (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Susan PoagU.S. Attorney Jim Letten addressses the media after State Sen. Derrick Shepherd pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering at the Hale Boggs Federal Courthouse in New Orleans Oct. 10. Boy, was I pleased when...
Minot adds a city attorney (The Bismarck Tribune)
MINOT (AP) - The city of Minot will soon have its own full-time attorney for the first time.
Peterson's attorney to seek new trial (WRAL.com Raleigh)
An attorney representing Durham novelist and convicted killer Mike Peterson is expected to file a motion today seeking a new trial. Attorney Jason Anthony says prosecutors withheld evidence.
Lawyer withdraws from German minor rape case (Outlook India)
The German minor rape case today received another setback with the lawyer representing the mother of the victim withdrawing himself from the case. "There has been a communication gap between my client and me. I cannot track down the development of the case and hence I have decided not to continue.
German rape case: Now, victims lawyer withdraws (Express India)
The German minor rape case received another setback with the lawyer representing the mother of the victim withdrawing himself from the case.
Attorney deflects subpoena of Haywood sheriff (WBTV Charlotte)
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The attorney for Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander says he'd be surprised if a federal grand jury subpoena finds anything unusual about Alexander's financial history.
Gill Switalski, lawyer in record £19m claim, 'took free legal advice' (Times Online)
A City lawyer claiming £19 million after sex discrimination, bullying and harassment forced her from her job took £18,000 worth of free legal advice from one of her company's clients, an appeal tribunal heard today.
New Orleans lawyer suspended from court for language, frivolous claims (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A New Orleans lawyer who made national headlines in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by publicly defying Mayor Ray Nagin's mandatory evacuation order has been suspended for five years from representing clients in federal district court in the city....
Lawyer and two other men on trial for fraud (The Nassau Guardian)
The fraud case against a lawyer and two other men continued in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Ol Dirty Bastard - Odbs Former Lawyer Questions Rappers Sanity In New Book (ContactMusic)
OL' DIRTY BASTARD's former lawyer has hinted his client suffered from mental illness, according to a new tell-all book about the late rapper. In a forthcoming biography ...
Genesis Farm, Frelinghuysen, holds a Sunday brunch with environmental lawyer, activist and author Michael Diamond (The Warren Reporter)
Genesis Farm in Frelinghuysen Township holds a Sunday brunch with environmental lawyer, activist and author Michael Diamond on Nov. 16. The country farm brunch with local and organic food is served beginning at noon. A talk by Diamond follows at...
Lawyer releases deposition by Weakland in fraud case (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A lawyer this morning released portions of a video deposition taken in June of retired Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland in which Weakland acknowledges that he had returned abusive priests to church ministry without alerting parishioners.
Ex-WaMu attorney joins Fisher Communications (BizJournals)
Fisher Communications Inc. said Christopher Bellavia has been hired as the TV and radio station company’s vice president, senior attorney and corporate secretary. (FSCI)
Attorney Says Client No 'Hacker' (WSMV Nashville)
An attorney for a student accused of breaking into former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail account claims he is neither a felon nor a hacker.
San Francisco District Attorney announced candidacy for 2010 Attorney General race (San Jose Mercury News)
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is entering the race for California's top cop.
San Francisco District Attorney to file papers for 2010 Attorney General race (San Jose Mercury News)
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will file papers at City Hall today to run for California attorney general in 2010, campaign staff said.
Dewhurst cooperating in review of his wealth, lawyer says (Houston Chronicle)
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, criticized for failing to disclose details about his vast wealth, is voluntarily cooperating with Travis County prosecutors who want to know whether his public disclosures adhere to Texas ethics law, Dewhurst's lawyer said.
Attorney says client no 'hacker' (Eyewitness News Memphis)
An attorney for a University of Tennessee student accused of breaking into former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail account claims he is neither a felon nor a hacker.
Hells Angels Lawyer Presses Witnesses On Gun (KELO Sioux Falls)
A lawyer defending two Hells Angels is trying to show during cross-examination that more than one Outlaws biker fired a gun.
SF attorney Harris enters race AG state (The Fresno Bee)
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is entering the race for California's top cop. Read comments
Attorney: Anthonys Fire Spokesman Over Photo Fee (WESH 2 Orlando)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A spokesman for Cindy and George Anthony was fired after the family discovered he was making money by licensing family photos, an attorney said Wednesday afternoon.
Walsh gets new attorney in murder case (Newsday)
The family of murder defendant William Walsh Jr. has rallied to his defense, raising enough money to hire a well-known private attorney to represent him.
ND farmers should be able to grow industrial hemp, attorney tells U.S. circuit court panel (Grand Forks Herald)
Osnabrock, Ray farmers are following North Dakota law, shouldn't have to fear fed prosecution, attorney says At the heart of the dispute is whether the farmers - state Rep. David Monson of Osnabrock, N.D., and Wayne Hauge of Ray, N.D. - can cultivate hemp under North Dakota laws without violating the federal Controlled Substances Act. Hemp is related to the illegal drug marijuana, and under ...
Award to Saudi Human Rights Lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, November 11, 2008) – Human Rights Watch today honored Abd al-Rahman al-Lahim, a Saudi human rights lawyer, with the 2008 Human Rights Defenders Award in London. Al-Lahim is prevented from ...
Clint Rickards deemed fit to be lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Former assistant police commissioner Clint Rickards has been deemed a "fit and proper person" to practice as a lawyer by the New Zealand Law Society.
Lawyer tells of still dangerous Northern Ireland (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - November 12, 2008 7:05 PM ET RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Belfast lawyer today said a former IRA militant held in Texas -- but facing deportation -- could be the target of...
Book by district attorney is published (Austin American-Statesman)
Prosecutors across the state will continue reading a legal manual for plea deals in criminal cases that Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley wrote.
Antioch police justified in arrest of S.F. officer, city attorney says (Contra Costa Times)
City attorney responds to lawsuit filed in connection with Taser incident. S.F. cop files suit over Taser incident
Walsh gets new attorney (Newsday)
The family of murder defendant William Walsh Jr. has rallied to his defense, hiring a well-known private attorney to represent him.
Lawyer tells of still dangerous Northern Ireland (News 8 Austin)
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — A Belfast lawyer Wednesday said a former IRA militant held in Texas — but facing deportation — could be the target of revenge attacks in Ireland.
San Francisco D.A. enters race for California attorney general (Los Angeles Times)
Kamala D. Harris' candidacy hinges on Jerry Brown's plan for 2010. If he seeks reelection instead of running for governor, as expected, she will bow out. San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala D. Harris filed papers Wednesday to run for California attorney general in 2010 but said she would withdraw if incumbent Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat, decides to run for reelection rather than for governor ...
Former S’pore lawyer Gopalan Nair let off with warning after pleading contempt of court (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: Former Singapore lawyer Gopalan Nair will not be jailed for contempt of court but has been given a telling—off and warning against making attacks against the Singapore Judiciary in future.
Pflueger's attorney wants AG off Ka Loko Dam probe (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (KHNL) - An attorney representing a Kauai landowner claims the state is trying to cover up its own failure to inspect dams across Hawaii. The lawyer wants a judge to disqualify the state attorney general from serving as prosecutor in the criminal probe into the 2006 Ka Loko Dam break.
Pflueger's Attorney: "State Attorney General Do the Right Thing" (KHON 2 Honolulu)
The attorney for Kauai landowner Jimmy Pflueger wants the courts to disqualify the attorney general from conducting further investigations in the Kaloko Dam breach. William McCorriston believes Mark Bennett cannot conduct a fair investigation -- Bennett disagrees.
11:18 p.m.: Attorney reinstated following suspension (The Herald Bulletin)
ANDERSON — A Madison County attorney can again practice law after being suspended for a year in November 2006. The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Scott L. Webb after the Anderson attorney misappropriated $4,000 from a client he was defending in a criminal case.
City can delay Port tower project even if OMB okays it: lawyer (St. Catharines Standard)
If the Port Place tower is approved, the City of St. Catharines still has the power to delay the development, the developer’s lawyer says. So [...]
Hamilton County: Overstreet lawyer says client’s character ‘maligned’ (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A lawyer for the Rev. Clarence Overstreet, who is federal prosecutors’ star witness in their case against former Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long, says the “persistent maligning” of his client’s character is making it hard for Mr. Overstreet to earn a living and pay restitution on unrelated bad check charges.
Antioch police justified in arrest of S.F. officer, city attorney says (Contra Costa Times)
City attorney responds to lawsuit filed in connection with Taser incident