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Legal News 01/2009 (Page 11)



'Criminal' lawyer in dock on fraud charges (CNews)
An 85-year-old investor stood up in the witness box yesterday and told the court that a lawyer is a "criminal" who duped him out of $160,000 in a fake mortgage scheme.
Attorney becomes receiver of defunct lobbying firm (The Columbus Dispatch)
Columbus attorney Keith Schneider has been appointed as the receiver, or liquidation trustee, to oversee the dissolution of the once-mighty Capitol Square lobbying firm State Street Consultants.
Attorney will consult with seniors (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC Manitowoc County residents ages 60 and older can consult with a volunteer attorney to help them sort out legal issues.
West Haverstraw 'zoo' owner returned the court with his third attorney (The Journal News)
WEST HAVERSTRAW - Robert Everle, who kept more than 100 animals in conditions that a prosecutor described as a 'zoo from hell,' returned to court yesterday with his third attorney.
Attorney general opinion sought (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Gautier mayoral candidate Tommy Fortenberry said he is prepared to resign as a police officer if an attorney general's opinion recommends it.
Lawyer's family ends legal action (BBC News)
The family of a lawyer shot dead by police will not appeal against a ruling on the manner in which officers are investigating the death.
Khadr lawyer critical of legal manoeuvring (Toronto Star)
Omar Khadr's military lawyer says legal manoeuvring by the Pentagon has created uncertainty for those facing trials at the Guantanamo Bay prison, including Khadr.
Top female lawyer and mother of three 'who felt under pressure at work' is found dead in Thames (Daily Mail)
The body of a high-flying female lawyer has been found floating in the Thames. Catherine Bailey had told her husband she felt 'under pressure' at work.
Burress' lawyer: Giants' star not in 2005 shooting (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Plaxico Burress says the New York Giants' star wide receiver was not involved in a 2005 shooting in the Bronx that led police to impound his borrowed truck.
Burress' lawyer: Giants' star not in 2005 shooting (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - January 14, 2009 12:13 PM ET HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer for Plaxico Burress says the New York Giants' star wide receiver was not involved in a 2005 shooting in the Bronx...
Plaxico Burress' lawyer: Giants' star not in 2005 shooting (Boston Herald)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A lawyer for Plaxico Burress says the New York Giants' star wide receiver was not involved in a 2005 shooting in the Bronx that led police to impound...
Lower Paxton attorney seeking county judgeship (The Patriot-News)
Lower Paxton Twp. attorney Bernie L. Coates, Jr. announced he will be running for one of three expected vacancies on the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.
Burress's lawyer says Giants' star receiver wasn't involved in 2005 shooting (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A lawyer representing Plaxico Burress says the New York Giants' star receiver was not involved in a 2005 shooting in the Bronx that led police to impound his borrowed truck.
Kehoe's attorney wants more time to file motions before murder trial (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
INDEPENDENCE (AP) --- An attorney for a mother accused of killing one son and severely wounding another is asking for more time to file motions in the case.
Lawyer calls for protest vs 2 officials (Sun Star)
A DUMAGUETE-based lawyer calls on the civil society groups to protest against the officials of Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative 2 (NORECO 2) for covering up the alleged anomalies in the power cooperative.
GOP state senator explores run for attorney general (Lansing State Journal)
A Republican state senator from Wayne County's Canton Township is exploring a run for Michigan attorney general in 2010.
GOP state senator explores run for Michigan Attorney General (Detroit News)
LANSING -- Republican state Senator Bruce Patterson from Canton Township is exploring a run for Michigan attorney general in 2010.
Bangladesh: Attorney And Prosecutorial System (Scoop.co.nz)
The Attorney General of Bangladesh, Mr Salahuddin Ahmed, resigned from his position on January 12, 2009. He was quoted in BD News24.com, a Bangladeshi wire news agency, as saying that he submitted his resignation "…in line with the tradition that the attorney general resigns after a new government takes over".
District Attorney's Office destroy firearms (Times Leader)
WILKES-BARRE TWP. - More than 800 firearms, some used in crimes, were destroyed by the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office today.
Attorney, coastal advocate named Most Useful Citizen (The Daily Comet)
HOUMA - A longtime crusader for public education, restoring Louisiana's coast and building local hurricane protection, Houma attorney Daniel Walker has received The Courier's Most Useful Citizen Award for 2008.
‘Exceptional’ lawyer found dead in Thames (Times Online)
The body of a successful lawyer has been found floating in the Thames.
Attorney for Steamboat suspects: soldier, friends aggressors (Rocky Mountain News)
The attorney for two suspects in the death of Richard Lopez, an Army Special Forces soldier, said Lopez and his friends were the aggressors in the fatal confrontation over a Jimmy Buffett song.
Perjury suspect wants state's attorney off the case (Daily Herald)
A former Round Lake man accused of giving false testimony during a co-defendant's murder trial is asking a judge to disqualify the McHenry County State's Attorney's office from prosecuting him.
Conflicting portrait emerges of attorney general nominee (Miami Herald)
In 1997, then-Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder supervised prosecutors and agents in one of the most sensitive cases any of them had ever encountered: investigating the campaign contributions of a sitting president and vice president.
JANE ANN MORRISON BLOG: Obama asks Nevada U.S. attorney to stay on for now (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada U.S. Attorney Greg Brower has been asked by President-elect Barack Obama's transition team to stay on the job for an undetermined length of time, Brower said today.
County attorney won't charge Berman in domestic violence complaint (The Arizona Republic)
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office Wednesday announced that it will not be charging Gilbert Mayor Steve Berman in connection with domestic violence allegation from his wife Michelle ''due to legal and evidentiary deficiencies.''
Psychotic Defendant, Though Competent to Stand Trial, Can't Be His Own Lawyer (Law.com)
Mentally ill criminal defendants who are found to be competent to stand trial don't automatically have the right to act as their own counsel, a New Jersey appeals court held Wednesday. The ruling, made possible by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year that gives state courts discretion to decide such issues, upheld a trial judge who assigned a lawyer to represent an accused thief who ...
Top female lawyer who felt 'under pressure over credit crunch workload' found dead in Thames (Daily Mail)
A successful City lawyer and mother of three found dead in the Thames is feared to have committed suicide after complaining about the pressures of her work.
Bergen Dems Organization attorney says he was fired (The Record)
Bergen County Democratic Organization attorney Paul Kaufman said he was fired today by Joseph Ferriero, the group’s embattled chairman. “He just came in and said he’s making a switch,” Kaufman said.
New candidate enters race for commonwealth’s attorney (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
James Martin, a former senior assistant commonwealth’s attorney, announced Wednesday he will be entering the race to succeed retiring Commonwealth’s Attorney William H. Fuller.
Hatton’s lawyer threatens legal action vs. Pacman (Manila Standard Today)
THE lawyer of Britain’s Ricky Hatton has threatened to take legal action against Manny Pacquiao should the Filipino ring icon renege on a verbal agreement on a 50-50 revenue split in his planned May 2 fight in Las Vegas.
Lawyer: Ex-BART officer went to Nevada after death threats (CNN)
The former transit police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man at a California train station went to Nevada with his family "to clear his mind" after receiving death threats, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Missing White House E-Mails Have Been Located, Justice Lawyer Says (Washington Post)
A Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge yesterday that the Bush administration will meet its legal requirement to transfer e-mails to the National Archives after spending more than $10 million to locate 14 million e-mails reported missing four years ago from White House computer files.
Missing White House E-Mails Have Been Located, Justice Lawyer Says (Washington Post)
A Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge yesterday that the Bush administration will meet its legal requirement to transfer e-mails to the National Archives after spending more than $10 million to locate 14 million e-mails reported missing four years ago from White House computer files.
Attorney General Confirmation Hearing (WNYC New York Public Radio)
Listen live starting at 9:30AM on Thursday WNYC provides live, anchored coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Eric Holder to be the Attorney General of the United ....
Bartow Lawyer Honored for Helping Children (The Lakeland Ledger)
BARTOW | Bartow lawyer William Lobb has been awarded the Florida Bar's Pro Bono Service Award for 2008 in recognition of the time he's spent helping children.Lobb, who handles divorce and family law cases, contributed more than 70 hours last year representing children in legal cases, said Dorohn Frazier, a spokesman for the Bar.
Dayton attorney facing theft charges is free on bond (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — A Dayton attorney charged with theft is free on his own recognizance following his arraignment.
Senior lawyer with SJ Berwin found drowned amid financial crisis (Daily Telegraph)
A senior lawyer to leading banks brokers and hedge funds caught up in the financial crisis has been found drowned after complaining about feeling "under pressure" at work.
Holder to face Senate, on path to become first African-American attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Eric Holder Jr. planned to acknowledge past mistakes as he braced for a Republican grilling in his confirmation hearing, his path to becoming the nation's first African-American attorney general rockier than President-elect Barack Obama's other Cabinet choices.
Attorney Neuberger's lawsuit against Gordon and Freebery settled (The News Journal)
An apology and $25,000 ended a federal lawsuit between Wilmington attorney Thomas S. Neuberger and former New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon and his one-time top assistant, Sherry Freebery.
Attorney general proposes gun ban for abusers (The Des Moines Register)
A measure that aims to keep guns out of the hands of those convicted of domestic violence is among the top legislative proposals this year by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.
Man's attorney says he needs psychiatrist (The Bismarck Tribune)
DICKINSON (AP) - The attorney for a man charged in a July burglary and shooting in Dickinson says his client needs a mental evaluation.
Holder to face Senate, on path to become first African-American attorney general (Grand Forks Herald)
Eric Holder Jr. planned to acknowledge past mistakes as he braced for a Republican grilling in his confirmation hearing today, his path to becoming the nation's first African-American attorney general rockier than President-elect Barack Obama's other Cabinet choices. Republicans see today's hearing as their best early forum for showing that as a minority party, they're still relevant despite a ...
'Work pressure' behind suicide of City lawyer (Evening Standard)
A SENIOR lawyer whose body was pulled from the Thames is believed to have killed herself because she was under pressure at work. Catherine Bailey, a mother of three, is thought to have taken her own life after telling her husband Neil Ashman that she felt under stress.
Casino lubricating gamblers with booze, lawyer charges (Montreal Gazette)
An Ottawa lawyer says Casino Lac Leamy and several bars in the Gatineau region with gambling machines are illegally encouraging customers to drink and throw caution to the wind when they gamble.
Republicans Stoke Fire Against Holder as Attorney General (Fox News)
Sparks could fly during Eric Holder's appearance before Senate Judiciary Committee as he seeks to be confirmed as Obama's attorney general.
Vancouver lawyer wants to stop visit by Tony Blair (The Georgia Straight)
Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson wants to block the expected arrival this fall of Bush's former "coalition of the willing" cohort, former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair.
Attorney general candidate's links to governor scrutinized (Chicago Tribune)
{} {GOP asks why Barack Obama's Justice pick didn't list legal work for Illinois governor } WASHINGTON — As Eric Holder gears up to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday seeking confirmation as attorney general, some Republicans say they plan to question him aggressively about whether his ties to disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are more extensive than Holder has ...
EquuSearch Leader Hires Anthonys' Ex Attorney (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Tim Miller from EquuSearch, which performed several searches for Caylee Anthony, has now hired attorney Mark Nejame. PSYCHIC TALKS: Claims She Was One On Phone ANALYST: Sheaffer Believes Search Was Staged
Holder Pressed To Demonstrate Independence as Attorney General (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
Eric H. Holder Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that he would be politically independent from President-elect Barack Obama if confirmed as attorney general.