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Legal News 03/2009



Interim US attorney to leave Alaska (Centre Daily Times)
The interim U.S. Attorney in Alaska will return to his former post in Pittsburgh.
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a hate crime said Saturday his client acted in self-defense, believing the victim was reaching for a gun during a scuffle.
Lawyer: Immigrant killing not hate crime (WABC-TV New York)
A lawyer for one suspect accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant said his client acted in self-defense.
Dallas names among Democrats' possible U.S. attorney choices (Dallas Morning News)
Democratic congressional leaders have begun the process of selecting the next U.S. attorney for Texas' Northern District and could notify the White House of their choice to replace Richard Roper in coming days.
Greensboro Attorney General Hosts Shred-A-Thon (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
The attorney general's office in Greensboro helps protect the public's identity by hosting a Shred-A-Thon.
Interim US attorney to leave Alaska (WFMJ Youngstown)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The interim U.S. Attorney in Alaska will return to his former post in Pittsburgh. Nelson Cohen says he is leaving the job he accepted in August 2006.
He makes the call: Negotiating debts for small-business clients has become an increasing part of attorney Frank ... (The News-Herald)
Mentor attorney Frank P. Manning fielded three debt negotiation appointments during a recent week. That's good for his business, but not for those of his clients.
Interim US attorney to leave Alaska (KTVF Fairbanks)
The interim U.S. Attorney in Alaska is departing.
Finley attorney files for change of venue (The Paris News)
The court appointed attorney for Shannon Finley, one of two men charged with murder in the Sept. 16 death of 24-year-old Brandon McClelland, said Saturday neither his client nor Charles Ryan Crostley can receive a fair trial in Lamar County.
New York Attorney General takes former Merrill Lynch CEO to court (National Post)
New York state’s attorney general filed a court motion on Monday to compel former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain to discuss US$4-billion in employee bonuses, ratcheting up its probe into a hot-button issue in the recession.
Swampscott attorney steps down from zoning board (The Daily Item)
SWAMPSCOTT - A local attorney has stepped down from the Zoning Bylaw Review Committee after allegations of conflict of interest.
Meet the city attorney candidates (The Beach Reporter)
At first glance, the candidates for Redondo Beach city attorney seem rather similar.
City attorney hopefuls talk crime-fighting (Daily Breeze)
Even as Los Angeles enjoys historically low crime levels, the three leading candidates for city attorney in Tuesday's election have taken a tough law-and-order stance in their campaigns.
Prince sued by lawyer (New Kerala)
London, March 1 : A lawsuit has been filed against pop singer Prince by a lawyer in Los Angeles.
New York Attorney General takes former Merrill Lynch CEO to court (National Post)
New York state’s attorney general filed a court motion on Monday to compel former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain to discuss US$4-billion in employee bonuses, ratcheting up its probe into a hot-button issue in the recession.
Attorney general should focus on other matters (Tacoma News Tribune)
Dear Larry: I am curious as to what your view is on newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holde
Dallas names among Dems' possible U.S. attorney choices (Dallas Morning News)
Democratic congressional leaders have begun the process of selecting the next U.S. attorney for Texas' Northern District and could notify the White House of their choice to replace Richard Roper in coming days.
Dallas hopefuls in running for U.S. attorney post (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
• Former Marine and a Richardson defense attorney. • Federal prosecutor in Dallas from 1997 to 2003, at one point heading the office's community relations section.
Plenty of candidates lining up to run for Hampden County district attorney no matter what William Bennett decides to do (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Hampden District Attorney William M. Bennett, who told voters when first elected in 1990 that he planned to serve only two terms, will not decide until later this year if he will seek a fifth four-year term.
Environmental activist, attorney to speak in Salem (Salem Statesman Journal)
SALEM — Environmental activist and attorney Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. will speak Friday at Salem Conference Center.
Zimbabwe MDC activists freed on bail: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Eight Zimbabwean political activists out of at least 30 facing charges of terrorism have been granted bail after months in prison, their lawyer said on Sunday.
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a hate crime said Saturday his client acted in self-defense, believing the victim was reaching for a gun during a scuffle. Keith Phoenix, 28, was being held without bail after his arraignment Saturday on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime. He did not enter a plea. Phoenix and co-defendant ...
Lawyer says NYC immigrant killing not a hate crime (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a hate crime said Saturday his client acted in self-defense, believing the victim was reaching for a gun during a scuffle.
'Haere ra' for disgraced lawyer (Stuff)
A disgraced British lawyer and her husband, who was sacked by the Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board, are understood to be close to leaving New Zealand.
Text message scam under investigation by State Attorney General's Office (The Shelby Star)
SHELBY - A texting scam that has hit local residents is now under investigation by the N.C. Attorney General's Office.Last week, The Star reported the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office had received multiple reports of people getting text messages soliciting
Israel's attorney general considers indicting Olmert in corruption case (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
JERUSALEM - Israel's attorney general says he's considering indicting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over allegations he unlawfully accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman.
Israeli attorney-general considers indicting Olmert (EARTHtimes.org)
Jerusalem - Israel's Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz told outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert that he is considering indicting him on charges of fraud, breach of public trust and receiving illicit funds from a US businessman, Israel media reported Sun...
Israel's attorney general might indict Olmert (AP via Yahoo! News)
Israel's attorney general said Sunday he is considering indicting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in connection with allegations he unlawfully took cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman.
Israel's attorney general says he'll Olmert (The Charlotte Observer)
(By AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press Writer) Israel's attorney general notified Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday that he plans to indict him on suspicion of taking cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman - a sensational case that turned public opinion so sharply against the Israeli leader that he was forced to resign. Olmert would become the first Israeli prime minister ever ...
Attorney Mike Moore says client Zach Scruggs did nothing wrong (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Zach Scruggs' attorney says his client has done nothing wrong to be put in the Lafayette County jail. Scruggs was picked up on Friday for allegedly violating the terms of his release to a Tupelo half-way house.
Web Exclusive Class-action lawyer looking into Tar Creek buyout (Miami News-Record)
PICHER - An Oklahoma City lawyer who specializes in insurance class- action lawsuits attended a Tar Creek buyout meeting Tuesday night. Jeff Marr did not address the Lead-Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust.
Israel's attorney general says he'll Olmert (AP via Yahoo! News)
Israel's attorney general notified Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday that he plans to indict him on suspicion of taking cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman — a sensational case that turned public opinion so sharply against the Israeli leader that he was forced to resign.
Attorney General considers indicting Olmert (MSNBC)
Israel's attorney general notified Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday that he plans to indict him on suspicion he illicitly took cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman.
Israel's attorney general says he'll Olmert (The Post-Standard)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general notified Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday that he plans to indict him on suspicion of taking cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman — a sensational case that turned public opinion so sharply against the Israeli leader that he was forced to resign.
Israel's attorney general says he'll indict Olmert (AP via Yahoo! News)
Israel's attorney general notified Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday that he plans to indict him on suspicion of illicitly taking cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman — a sensational case that turned public opinion so sharply against the Israeli leader that he was forced to resign.
Top FEMA official's lawyer says calls for resignation unwarranted (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
NEW ORLEANS -- The lawyer for a top FEMA official in Louisiana says calls by Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao for his client's resignation are unwarranted.
Lawyer disbarred (Sun Star)
THE Supreme Court (SC) has stripped a lawyer of the privilege to practice law for life and ordered his name stricken off the Roll of Attorneys "effective immediately after finding him guilty of gross misconduct and of violating the Code of Professional Responsibility."
City attorney race raises old issues (Easy Reader)
When Mike Webb was elected as City Attorney four years ago, he inherited a couple of epic legal battles.
Aussies held in Dubai need help: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Two Australians held in a Dubai jail without charge over bribery allegations deny wrongdoing and need help from the federal government, their lawyer says.
Israel's attorney general says he will indict Olmert (Newsday)
JERUSALEM - Israel's attorney general notified Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday that he plans to indict him on suspicion of illicitly taking cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman, a sensational case that turned public opinion so sharply against Olmert that he was forced to resign.
Attorney's findings to be revealed (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
Attorney John Hueston could present findings from his investigation into the San Bernardino County Assessor's Office to the Board of Supervisors as early as tomorrow.
Lawyer: Resignation calls unwarranted (The Advocate)
Published: Mar 2, 2009 - Page: 3BA - UPDATED: 12:05 a.m. NEW ORLEANS — The lawyer for a top Federal Emergency Management Agency official in Louisiana says calls by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao for his client’s resignation are unwarranted.
Lawyer staged violent robbery, court told (Herald Sun)
A POLICE video shows a lawyer accused of staging a violent robbery as an insurance scam taking officers through the scenario in minute detail.
Rahn Elementary School principal's attorney responds to toilet incident (Apple Valley - Rosemount Sun-Current)
An Eagan elementary school principal could lose his job over an incident at the school in December. Rahn Elementary Principal Doug Steele's attorney, Roger Aronson, confirmed that Steele faces possible firing, as stipulated in a Feb. 5 Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Board of Education resolution.
Attorney states Zach met deadline (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
OXFORD - Zach Scruggs, the son of former plaintiff's attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, did not violate his Tupelo half-way house report deadline, says his attorney, who doesn't understand why the 34-year-old Scruggs was moved to the Lafayette County Jail on Friday.
Attorney removed from trial over conflict of interest (Baltimore Sun)
Lawyer representing suspect also representing witness A Baltimore judge has removed a veteran defense attorney from a high-profile murder case after learning that he was representing the suspect as well as a witness in related criminal and civil matters.
Cameroon: 24 SCNC Activists, Lawyer Arrested (AllAfrica.com)
Twenty-four Southern Cameroons National Council, SCNC, activists and their defence lawyer, Barrister Benjamin Enow, were arrested in Mutengene, Monday, February 23.
St. Petersburg prosecutors want Barsukov case heard in Moscow - lawyer (Interfax)
ST. PETERSBURG. March 2 (Interfax) - State prosecutors in the so- called corporate raider case against businessman Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin) have asked to change the venue for the case hearings from St. Petersrburg to Moscow, businessman's lawyer Sergei Afanasyev told Interfax.
All euros ‘returned’ to PNP--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
(UPDATE) After more than four months, retired comptroller Eliseo dela Paz has returned the 105,000 euros that landed him in controversy to the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) bank account, his lawyer said Monday.
Gambia: Lawyer Conteh Cross Examines Jambur Alkalo's Son (AllAfrica.com)
Lawyer Badou S.M Conteh, defence counsel in the criminal "Conspiracy and Arson" case involving the IGP and 4 youths from Jambur on Tuesday 24, cross examined the eldest son of the Jambur Alkalo, Kalipha Bojang, who testifies against the 4 accused persons, before principal Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh of the Brikama Magistrates' Court.