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Legal News 02/2009



Killer 'pulls makeshift weapon on defence lawyer' (The New Zealand Herald)
Killer Antonie Dixon has been segregated from fellow prisoners after pulling a "makeshift" weapon on his defence lawyer.
Lawyer sacked from £150k-a-year job for posting racing novel online (Daily Mail)
Lawyer sacked from £150k-a-year job for posting racing novel online
Town Board to consider attorney law (Canandaigua Daily Messenger)
Canandaigua, N.Y. — Under a proposed town policy, one of Canandaigua’s town attorneys would have to attend any meeting at which an applicant for a building project brought his or her attorney.
Tallahassee lawyer honored for pro bono work (Tallahassee Democrat)
Crawfordville resident Betty Reeves knew she needed to get her 94-year-old father some help when she found out a relative had been taking his Social Security checks, so she turned to lawyer Twyla Sketchley.
Bush attorney advised Rove to shun inquiries in Congress (San Jose Mercury News)
WASHINGTON — Four days before President George W. Bush left office, his White House attorney advised Karl Rove, a top former aide, that he should refuse to cooperate with continuing congressional inquiries into the firing of U.
Bush attorney advised Rove to shun inquiries in Congress (San Jose Mercury News)
WASHINGTON — Four days before President George W. Bush left office, his White House attorney advised Karl Rove, a top former aide, that he should refuse to cooperate with congressional inquiries into the firing of U.
Exclusive Interview With Attorney for Second BART Police Officer (NBC Bay Area)
In an interview with NBC Bay Area, the attorney representing BART Police Officer Tony Pirone doesn't deny his client hit the victim.
Attorney General: State Not Doing Enough To Track Sex Offenders (NBC 15 Mobile)
State Attorney General Troy King says the government doesn't do enough to keep up with the 10,605 registered sex offenders living throughout Alabama
Attorney Harvey Silverglate fights with FIRE (Boston Herald)
After fighting Harvard University for years over its campus speech policies, 66-year-old civil liberties attorney Harvey Silverglate is ready to beard the lion in its den...
Weirton attorney, author suggests landmark (Weirton Daily Times)
Local attorney Mike Nogay, the author of "Holliday's Cove Fort", has proposed the idea of establishing a landmark in the form of an arch to help bring back some of Weirton's heritage.
Attorney wants Zellweger’s diary (The New Sabah Times)
An attorney wants Bridget Jones’ diary.
Lawyer: Cop who hit BART victim was provoked (San Francisco Chronicle)
The lawyer for a BART police officer who was videotaped striking passenger Oscar Grant, shortly before another officer shot Grant dead last month, defended his client Saturday, saying Grant provoked him. Meanwhile, the president of the BART police officers'...
Attorney General’s injunction resolves Memorial Hermann antitrust investigation (The Woodlands Villager)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, according to a press release from from the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from ...
Former county attorney in critical condition; blood drive scheduled, donors needed (Cleveland Advocate)
According to reports, former County Attorney Jack Hartel is in critical condition in Methodist Hospital in Houston after suffering a fall on Monday.
Attorney General settles lawsuit against Memorial Hermann (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from successfully opening competitive healthcare institutions in the Houston area.
Dropped charges fair thing to do: lawyer (The Peterborough Examiner)
The lawyer for Luke Kock said the Crown's decision to withdraw criminal charges against his client was the fair and right thing to do. Kock, [...]
Lawyer: Calif. cop who killed man pulled wrong gun (Park Hills Daily Journal)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, according to documents filed by his lawyer Friday.
Wholly Matrimony: Talk about strategy before hiring another attorney (The Columbus Dispatch)
Q: I've been going through a divorce for more than a year. It seems that another year might pass before the case is concluded. I am concerned. My husband's attorney speaks eloquently in court and seemingly has convinced the judge that his client is a wonderful person.
Israeli army lawyer who sanctioned bombings under attack over university post (Daily Telegraph)
An Israeli army lawyer who sanctioned the bombing of a police barracks in Gaza has provoked an outcry after securing a job at the law department of Tel Aviv university.
Here and Now: AZ Attorney General (KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discussed cases his office has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning police searches of individuals and vehicles. He also talked about efforts to stop gun smuggling to Mexico and his office's efforts to combat human smuggling.
Lawyer: Calif. cop who killed man pulled wrong gun (Park Hills Daily Journal)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, according to documents filed by his lawyer Friday.
Lawyer: Iran detains women's rights activist (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for an Iranian activist says police detained the woman while she was campaigning for equal marriage rights for women.
Lawyer: Iran detains women's rights activist (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - February 1, 2009 12:13 PM ET TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A lawyer for an Iranian activist says police detained the woman while she was campaigning for equal marriage rights for...
Lawyer: Cop who hit BART victim was provoked (San Francisco Chronicle)
The lawyer for a BART police officer who was videotaped striking passenger Oscar Grant, shortly before another officer shot Grant dead last month, defended his client Saturday, saying Grant provoked him. Meanwhile, the president of the BART police officers'...
Lawyer: Iran detains women's rights activist (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) A lawyer for an Iranian activist says police detained the woman while she was campaigning for equal marriage rights for women. The lawyer says Nafiseh Azad was detained Friday while collecting signatures for a two-year-old campaign pushing for equal rights for women in marriage, divorce and inheritance. Attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh said Sunday that collecting signatures is not ...
Lawyer: Iran detains women's rights activist (The State)
A lawyer for an Iranian activist says police detained the woman while she was campaigning for equal marriage rights for women. The lawyer says Nafiseh Azad was detained Friday while collecting signatures for a two-year-old campaign pushing for equal rights for women in marriage, divorce and inheritance. Attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh said Sunday that collecting signatures is not illegal. Over the past ...
Lawyer: Iran detains women's rights activist (Boston Herald)
TEHRAN, Iran - A lawyer for an Iranian activist says police detained the woman while she was campaigning for equal marriage rights for women. The lawyer says Nafiseh Azad...
Britney Gets Restraining Order Against Former Manager, Ex-Beau and Attorney (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Attorneys for Britney Spears and her father, Jamie, have obtained a restraining order against the singer's former manager/friend Sam Lutfi, one-time beau Adnan Ghalib, and attorney Jon Eardley — all of whom, court documents claim, have been conspiring to gain control of the pop star's affairs.
Justice Imam’s career an example - Attorney General (Daily News)
“It is a matter of rare distinction that Justice S. I. Imam was specially selected in 2008 as the Chief Guest to address the Iqbal Society which was inaugurated in 1949, in honour of Sir Mohammed Iqbal the internationally famed Philosopher, Thinker and Poet of India,” said Attorney General, President’s Counsel Mohan Peiris at the ceremonial sitting held at the Superior Court Complex to welcome ...
WYANDOTTE: Board of Education hires its own attorney (The News-Herald)
WYANDOTTE — The Board of Education has hired its own attorney, separate from attorneys employed for the school district.
Deputy Attorney General Nominee David Ogden: Questions on Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution (Heritage Foundation)
On January 6, Barack Obama nominated David Ogden to be the next deputy attorney general of the United States , the second highest position in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Lawyer: cop who hit victim was provoked (The Fresno Bee)
The lawyer for a Bay Area transit officer who struck an unarmed man who was later killed by another officer said his client was provoked into using force. Read comments
Lawyer: BART Officer Who Hit Victim Was Provoked (CBS 13 Sacramento)
The lawyer for a Bay Area transit officer who struck an unarmed man who was later killed by another officer said his client was provoked into using force. Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Tony Pirone was identified as hitting Oscar Grant in the head shortly before Grant was fatally shot early New Years Day.
Arroyo poll lawyer wants presidential aspirants in Senate to quit posts (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - With at least two senators expressing intent to seek the presidency in 2010, an election lawyer said presidential aspirants in the Senate must resign from their posts.
Lawyer: cop who hit victim was provoked (KION 46 Salinas)
Associated Press - February 1, 2009 10:34 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lawyer for a Bay Area transit officer who struck an unarmed man who was later killed by another officer said his client...
Attorney General settles lawsuit against Memorial Hermann (Cleveland Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from successfully opening competitive healthcare institutions in the Houston area.
Former county attorney in critical condition; blood drive scheduled, donors needed (Cleveland Advocate)
According to reports, former County Attorney Jack Hartel is in critical condition in Methodist Hospital in Houston after suffering a fall on Monday.
Douglas city attorney resigns (The Holland Sentinel)
The attorney for the City of the Village of Douglas announced his resignation Friday, Jan. 23. Andrew J. Mulder of Cunningham Dalman P.C. of Holland cited time constraints for the move, which is effective March 1. The city council will address the resignation at its Monday, Feb. 2 meeting. A replacement for Mulder will be made “in the near future,” according to City Manager David Kowal.
Attorney: Wal-Mart settles lawsuit in Md. death (Boston Herald)
ELKTON, Md. - An attorney representing the family of a Cecil County man says Wal-Mart has settled a lawsuit filed after the man received the wrong prescriptions from a Wal-Mart...
Lawyer Says BART Officer Who Hit Victim Was Provoked (FOX40 Sacramento)
SAN FRANCISCO - The lawyer for a Bay Area transit officer who struck an unarmed man who was later killed by another officer said his client was provoked into using force.       Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Tony Pirone was identified as hitting Oscar Grant in the head shortly before Grant was fatally shot early New Years Day. His attorney, Bill Rapoport, said Grant provoked Pirone's ...
Yates, Adelman could be next U.S. attorney (BizJournals)
The leading candidates to be the next U.S. attorney in Atlanta include the current No. 2 in that office, Sally Yates, and state Sen. David Adelman, who ran Barack Obama’s campaign in Georgia, according to insiders watching over a likely transition.
Observers speculate about possible new U.S. attorney (BizJournals)
John Wood acknowledged in July 2007, not long after he became U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, that his service was at the president’s pleasure.
Boca tax attorney says Uncle Sam can help Madoff victims (Boca Raton News)
Published February 2nd , 2009. “Months versus years,” says Boca Raton Attorney Richard Lehman. That’s the time difference for those who will receive any money back out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme “if you do the right thing taxwise.”
Lawyer breaking down barriers (BizJournals)
Buffalo lawyer Maryann Saccomando Freedman, of counsel for Cohen Lombardo P.C., may be best known for her role in the early 1980s of breaking down the gender roadblock that existed at one of Buffalo’s most exclusive establishments, The Buffalo Club.
'Sexpat' lawyer who published online erotic novel sacked from City firm (Daily Telegraph)
A lawyer who was sacked for publishing a highly erotic novel online is threatening to sue her exbosses for alleged sexual harassment.
Awaiting Attorney General, DOJ Begins Stocking Its Ranks (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
As their nominations move forward for attorney general and deputy AG, Eric Holder Jr. and David Ogden, who have split their time since the mid-'90s between the Justice Department and Big Law, are drawing on that experience to recruit their top assistants.
Chinese dissident's trial postponed, lawyer says (The Charlotte Observer)
(By AUDRA ANG, Associated Press Writer) A Chinese court has delayed the trial of an activist who criticized the government's earthquake response, the man's lawyer said Monday. Mo Shaoping, who is representing activist Huang Qi, said the postponement came after he protested that the original starting time of Tuesday morning - announced only on Monday - left him less than 24 hours to study the ...
Attorney general confirmation vote today (FOX 12 Idaho)
Associated Press - February 2, 2009 3:13 AM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is poised to confirm the president's choice to be attorney general.
Lawyer: BART Officer Who Hit Victim Was Provoked (CBS 5 Bay Area)
The lawyer for a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer who struck an unarmed man who was later killed by another officer said his client was provoked into using force.
Attorney General settles lawsuit against Memorial Hermann (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from successfully opening competitive healthcare institutions in the Houston area.