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Legal News 09/2009



P. Baird, Phoenix attorney who argued Miranda case (The Arizona Republic)
Peter D. Baird, a renowned Phoenix attorney whose legacy includes the Miranda warning to notify suspects of their legal rights, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 68.
Rogue Trader Ordered to Stand Trial, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Jerome Kerviel, the French former trader blamed by Société Générale for close to 5 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in losses, was ordered Monday to stand trial, his lawyer, Olivier Metzner, told Reuters.
Man facing sex charges given time to find lawyer (The News)
A 21-year-old Westville man facing sexual assault charges has been given six weeks to find a lawyer before his next court appearance.
Ex-attorney general suspect in hit-and-run (UPI)
TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Toronto police were questioning the province of Ontario's former attorney general Tuesday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a cyclist.
Ontario’s Former Attorney General in Police Custody, Globe Says (Bloomberg)
Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Bryant , Ontario’s former attorney general, is in police custody following a fatal hit- and-run car accident in Toronto last night, the Globe and Mail reported on its Web site.
Ex-Ontario Attorney General Held After Fatal Accident (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Bryant , Ontario’s former attorney general, was taken into police custody last night after a fatal car accident involving a cyclist in Toronto, according to video from the scene aired by television station CP24.
Charleston lawyer charged with narcotics possession, obstructing officer (Charleston Daily Mail)
A Charleston lawyer has been arrested on charges of simple possession of narcotics and obstructing an officer.John Alderman III, 45, was stopped for running a red light at the intersection of Oakwood Road and U.S. 119 about 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to the...
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley apparently first to seek nomination for Kennedy's seat (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley appears to be the first candidate in a special election for the Senate seat left open by the death of Edward Kennedy.
Attorney Powell's License Suspended (WNEP 16 Pennsylvania)
An attorney from Luzerne County has had his license suspended. It's the latest in the Luzerne County corruption probe.
Casey’s Lawyer Cleared Of Ethics Charges (Central Florida News 13)
Jose Baez, the lawyer for representing Casey Anthony, has been cleared of ethics allegations by the Florida bar.
New central district US attorney named in Ill. (The Pantagraph)
The U.S. attorney for Illinois' central district has resigned, and his first assistant has been named to replace him.
Ranieri to sign two-year deal with Roma - lawyer (Yahoo! Canada Sports)
Former Juventus boss Claudio Ranieri has agreed to be the new AS Roma coach and will sign a two-year deal, his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.
Police, attorney general to host personal-safety forum at KU (Lawrence Journal-World)
The state attorney general has planned a personal safety forum at Kansas University, in an effort to increase awareness about a series of rapes in Lawrence that date back to 2004.
Tuskegee Airman, lawyer dies at 88 (Air Force Times)
BILOXI, Miss. — Former Tuskegee Airman Robert Decatur, who became a judge and civil rights lawyer, will be buried in Biloxi this week.Decatur died Aug. 19 at his home in Titusville, Fla., at age 88. Burial is at Biloxi National Cemetery with full military honors at 11 a.m. Thursday.He graduated from St. Leo High School in Chicago and received his pilot’s license from the University of Akron. He ...
Kansas Attorney General to Host Campus Safety Events (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
The Kansas Attorney General will host safety awareness events at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
Lawyer: Adam 'Pacman' Jones close to deal with CFL team (The San Francisco Examiner)
Adam "Pacman" Jones appears to be headed north of the border to play in the CFL. Jones' lawyer says he has been in negotiations with a CFL team. Attorney Worrick Robinson told The Associated Press on Tuesday a deal could be completed by the end of the week.
Former Ontario attorney general charged in cyclist's death (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A former attorney general of Canada's Ontario province was charged Tuesday in the death of a cyclist who clung to his luxury convertible as it drove away after an altercation.
Mass. attorney general is 1st to seek Kennedy seat (AP via Yahoo! News)
The race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death last week of Edward Kennedy got off to a cautious start Tuesday, despite a tight five-month election schedule that leaves little time for campaigning. By the end of the day just one major candidate — state Attorney General Martha Coakley — opted to take out nomination papers. A campaign aide declined to comment.
Mass. Attorney General Is 1st to Seek Kennedy Seat (ABC News)
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley first to pull nomination papers for Kennedy seat
Lawyer: Driver in NY wrong-way crash to be exhumed (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer says the body of a woman who killed herself and seven other people by driving a minivan the wrong way on a New York parkway and crashing into an SUV will be exhumed for testing in an attempt to counter findings that she was drunk.
Lawyer: NY wrong-way driver to be exhumed, tested (AP via Yahoo! News)
The body of a woman who killed herself and seven other people by driving a minivan the wrong way on a parkway and crashing into an SUV will be exhumed for testing in an attempt to counter findings that she was drunk, a family lawyer said Tuesday.
Little budging in standoff on Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins' budget (Dallas Morning News)
A stalemate between Dallas County's top leaders and District Attorney Craig Watkins over his budget - previously relegated to scathing memos and town hall meetings - spilled over Tuesday into a public hearing on taxes.
Video: Nancy Garrido's Lawyer Speaks (CBS News)
Philip Garrido's wife Nancy considered Jaycee Dugard and girls as family, according to her lawyer who spoke to Harry Smith. Hattie Kauffman reports on the neighbors' reactions to Garrido's arrest.
State Attorney's Office clears UM police who pointed gun at student (Sun-Sentinel)
But accosted student's parents want university to suspend officers The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office said there was nothing criminal in the actions of University of Miami campus police who questioned a student at gunpoint about a stolen motorcycle, only to learn they had the wrong man.
Lawyer: Conn. probe action expected to come soon (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for former Connecticut state Rep. Abraham Giles says he expects "official action" in the state's corruption probe of Giles and Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez to come Wednesday.
Attorney wants wrong-way driver exhumed (CNN)
The attorney for a man whose wife's wrong-way accident killed eight people on New York's Taconic Parkway in July says he will ask authorities to exhume her body in order to prove she wasn't drinking at the time of the accident.
Lawyer: Calif. Kidnapper's Wife Misses Children (ABC News)
Lawyer: Calif. kidnap suspect's wife misses kids husband had with victim, saw them as a family
Attorney for kidnap case wife worried by media coverage (CNN)
The attorney for Nancy Garrido, charged in the Jaycee Lee Dugard abduction case, expressed concern Wednesday that intense media coverage may prejudice his client's ability to get a fair trial.
Lawyer: Calif. kidnap suspect's wife misses kids (USA Today)
The lawyer for the wife of accused kidnapper and rapist Phillip Garrido says his client misses the children her husband allegedly fathered with his victim, and says she saw them all as a family.
Merck’s Fosamax Didn’t Attack Woman’s Jaw, Lawyer Tells Jury (Bloomberg)
Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Merck & Co. didn’t cause a Florida woman’s “jaw death” with its osteoporosis drug Fosamax , a lawyer for the company told jurors in the first trial of hundreds of claims over the medicine.
SC Attorney General to discuss Internet predator task force (NBC 26 Augusta)
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is talking about a task force created to go after people suspected of soliciting children for sex over the Internet.
No-frills lawyer 'as effective' as high-powered counterparts (The New Zealand Herald)
An Auckland-based "no-frills" defence lawyer says he can provide legal services as effectively as high-powered counterparts who have fancy offices and several staff. Peter Eastwood says sole practitioners, colloquially known as...
State attorney general warns N.J. deputies about immigration law role (Asbury Park Press)
New Jersey's attorney general is warning two law enforcement agencies to follow the rules when questioning people about their immigration status.
Lawyer: Garrido's wife misses children (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - The lawyer for the wife of accused kidnapper and rapist Phillip Garrido says his client misses the children her husband allegedly fathered with his victim, and...
No-frills lawyer 'as effective' as high-powered counterparts (The New Zealand Herald)
An Auckland-based "no-frills" defence lawyer says he can provide legal services as effectively as high-powered counterparts who have fancy offices and several staff.
Former attorney general says he's innocent (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Ontario attorney general charged with criminal negligence in the death of a Toronto cyclist resigned from his economic development job Wednesday but said he's innocent.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi appeals against conviction: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar's detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday lodged an appeal against her internationally condemned conviction for breaching the terms of her house arrest, her lawyer said.
Missing lawyer, who disappeared in 2003, found in Germany (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Philippines News)
SINGAPORE: A lawyer who went missing more than six years ago has apparently surfaced in Germany.
Prominent lawyer to help prosecute Bryant (CTV.ca)
A prominent Canadian lawyer has been brought in to help the prosecution in its case against former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant, who has been charged in the death of a bicycle courier.
Cuyahoga County commissioners won't vote today to pay for Auditor Frank Russo's special attorney (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Cuyahoga County commissioners will not vote today on a resolution that could approve paying for a special attorney for county Auditor Frank Russo. Earlier this week commissioners said they would decide on the measure at their meeting today. Russo has...
Judge gives attorney more time to review Jabalee case (Detroit News)
Mount Clemens -- A Macomb Circuit judge today ruled the attorney for a man accused of killing his parents over money in 2006 will get more time to review evidence in the case against his client.
SC gov lawyer: Handwritten note OKs pricey travel (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's lawyer says a handwritten note on a 1987 letter justifies high-priced travel for the disgraced chief executive and puts him in line with routine practices involving Commerce Department economic development trips.
Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Candidacy for Kennedy Seat (Fox News)
Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday she'll be a Democratic candidate in the special election to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
Lawyer Fined for Soliciting Families of Air-Crash Victims Within Banned Period (Law.com)
Richard J. Weiner , a prominent New Jersey personal injury lawyer, paid a $5,000 federal civil penalty for sending solicitation letters to families of passengers killed in the February crash of commuter jet in Buffalo, N.Y.
Attorney cites why 'people ... despise lawyers' (Newsday)
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A lawyer's request to schedule depositions around a college football game and his admission that taking time to settle cases lets him "make more money" has drawn a sharp rebuke from the Rogers city attorney. The city of Rogers is suing two car dealers and Ford Motor Co. alleging poor repairs to an ambulance, whose engine eventually burned up. Bob Maloney Ford- Mercury lawyer ...
GM lawyer takes over environmental responsibilities (Detroit Free Press)
General Motors today announced that a GM lawyer, Michael Robinson, will take over as vice president of environment, energy and safety policy.
Mass. attorney general says she'll run for Kennedy seat (USA Today)
Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Thursday she will run as a Democratic candidate in the special election to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
Kg Buah Pala last stand: Lawyer among 10 detained (The New Straits Times)
PENANG: More than 10 people, including a lawyer were detained when they tried to stop demolition workers from demolishing the second house. The light strike force personnel rounded up the group, comprising mainly supporters of the villagers.
Attorney: Padlocks endanger Jackson County inmates (NBC 15 Mobile)
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A prisoners' rights attorney said this week he's still concerned about conditions at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center, even after the county took steps to...
New assistant district attorney hired (Sheboygan Press)
Nathan Haberman, a former corrections officer and law clerk, has been hired as an assistant district attorney in the Sheboygan County District Attorneys Office.