Home > Legal News

Legal News 12/2009 (Page 11)



Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dies at 89 (MalaysiaNews.net)
NEW YORK - Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89.Marissa Sho...
Families of Americans held in Iran hire Iranian lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The families of three Americans charged with espionage in Iran after straying over the border from northern Iraq in July said on Sunday they have secured an Iranian lawyer to try to get them released.
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dies at 89 (AP via Yahoo! News)
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89.
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dies at 89 (Deseret News)
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a...
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dies at 89 (AP via Yahoo! News)
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89.
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dead at 89 (USA Today)
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, died Saturday at age 89.
Families of 3 Americans held in Iran hire lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
The families of three Americans arrested in July after crossing into Iran from neighboring Iraq say they have hired a prominent lawyer in Iran to work for their release.
Lawyer Sees No Smoking Gun in Toyota Files (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Dimitrios Biller, a troubled and persistent lawyer who oversaw rollover litigation at Toyota from 2003 to 2007, grabbed the spotlight this fall when he leveled allegations that Toyota was hiding crash safety data in rollover cases.
Moscow commission slams treatment of jailed lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
An independent commission harshly criticized Russian authorities on Monday over the treatment of a lawyer who fought official corruption and died in prison. Sergei Magnitsky was subjected to "physical and psychological pressure" and at times endured... Russia - Moscow - Sergei Magnitsky - Political corruption - Administrative Regions
U.S. Attorney's Office Adds Division (KELO Sioux Falls)
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson has created a new division within the office that will deal only with appeals to the 8th U.S. ...
Civil rights attorney Sutton dies - Mon, 28 Dec 2009 PST (The Spokesman-Review)
NEW YORK – Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed that Sutton died Saturday. She did not know the cause. His daughter, Cheryl Sutton, declined to comment Saturday when reached by phone at ...
Moscow commission slams treatment of jailed lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
An independent commission harshly criticized Russian authorities on Monday over the treatment of a lawyer who fought official corruption and died in prison.
Hailey Glassman 'is going to jail' in Jon Gosselin break-in, says his lawyer (New York Daily News)
Could Jon Gosselin 's ex-lover Hailey Glassman actually be the criminal that broke into his Manhattan apartment? The octodad's lawyer thinks so.
Minnesota attorney general asks U.S. high court to protect lakes from carp (Pioneer Press)
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a brief this morning asking the U.S. Supreme Court to order emergency injunctive relief to protect the Great Lakes from the potential invasion of Asian carp.
Families of 3 Americans held in Iran hire lawyer (KTVB Boise)
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The families of three Americans arrested in July after crossing into Iran from neighboring Iraq say they have hired a prominent lawyer in Iran to work for their release. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The families of three Americans arrested in July after crossing into Iran from neighboring Iraq say they have hired a prominent lawyer in Iran to work for their release. The ...
Lawyer Hired To Help Iran Hikers (KSBW Salinas)
A prominent lawyer in Iran has been hired to work for the release of three Americans arrested in July after crossing into Iran from neighboring Iraq, the trio's families say.
Sergei Magnitsky: independent investigation into death of lawyer slams Russia (Daily Telegraph)
An independent investigation into the treatment of a Russian lawyer who died in jail after accusing officials of corruption and theft has slammed the Moscow legal and prison authorities.
PERCY SUTTON | 1920-2009: Attorney for Malcolm X dies at age 89 (Detroit Free Press)
NEW YORK -- Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and news media mogul, died. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed that Mr. Sutton died Saturday. She did not know the cause.
Attorney to help UC Berkeley grads held in Iran (San Francisco Chronicle)
The families of three UC Berkeley graduates held in Iran since July said Sunday that they hired a prominent lawyer in Iran to work for the Americans' release. Attorney Masoud Shafii has been retained by relatives of Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal....
Baucus: Girlfriend merited US attorney nomination (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus defended recommending his girlfriend for appointment as Montana’s U.S. attorney, saying Saturday his one-time staff member and the former state prosecutor is “highly qualified” but eventually withdrew her nomination.
Helena attorney confirmed as US attorney for MT (ABC Montana)
BILLINGS - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Helena attorney Michael Cotter as the U.S. attorney for the District of Montana. The Senate's confirmation came on Dec. 24.
McQuade confirmed as U.S. Attorney for MIchigan (Detroit Free Press)
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Barbara McQuade to become the first female U.S. Attorney in the eastern district of Michigan.
A lawyer for Gov. Jim Gibbons says a tentative divorce settlement reached.... (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A lawyer for Gov. Jim Gibbons says a tentative divorce settlement reached.
Accused of Bribing Judges, Disbarred Lawyer Pins Hopes on 'Honest Services' Case (Law.com)
Disbarred lawyer Paul Minor and two judges he's accused of bribing hope an unrelated case before the U.S. Supreme Court will help them get out of prison. A recent hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court has many legal experts believing the high court is poised to strike down an "honest services" statute, which makes it illegal for public officials to fraudulently deprive constituents of honest ...
Lawyer's Misconduct Costs Him Any Share of $1.2 Million Fee (Law.com)
A maritime lawyer's misconduct, including his flight from New York to avoid arrest on contempt charges, has disqualified him from sharing in a contingency fee for work performed prior to his disbarment, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled last week. Disbarred lawyer Kenneth Heller's refusal to turn over files in a matter that ultimately was resolved with a $3.7 million settlement was "symptomatic ...
Lawyer's Misconduct Costs Him Any Share of $1.2 Million Fee (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A maritime lawyer's misconduct, including his flight from New York to avoid arrest on contempt charges, has disqualified him from sharing in a contingency fee for work performed prior to his disbarment, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled last week.
Lawyer arrested, accused of evading income taxes (The Columbus Dispatch)
A Columbus lawyer has been charged with filing false tax returns and trying to cover up the crime.
Disbarred RI lawyer released to halfway house (Boston Globe)
Disbarred Providence lawyer John Cicilline (siss-ill-EE'-nee) is being released to a halfway house. Cicilline, the brother of Providence Mayor David Cicilline, was sentenced to 18 months after pleading guilty to shaking down drug dealer clients.
Court disciplines Joe Jackson's attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Records show an attorney handling Joe Jackson's bid to receive a monthly stipend from his son's estate has had his law license placed on probation for two years.
Court Disciplines Joe Jackson's Attorney (CBS News)
Joe Jackson's Attorney Has Law License Placed On Probation Over 2002 Case
Ruchika's lawyer to meet Chidambaram Wednesday (Calcutta News)
Lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj, who fought Ruchika Girhotra's molestation case free of cost for the last 13 years, said he will meet union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi Wednesday and place all the facts and evidence of the case before him.
Lawyer: Hailey Glassman was just removing her belongings (The Arizona Republic)
The latest in the Jon Gosselin-apartment-ransacking story: HaileyGlassman's lawyer is now admitting that her client took a TV and otheritems from his apartment.
Attorney To File Suit In Fox, Bright House Dispute (Central Florida News 13)
An Orlando attorney says he's filing a lawsuit based on the negotiations between bright house networks and fox television.
Does the loser pay the attorney fees? (Naples Daily News)
If you sue someone and you win, does the loser pay your attorney’s fees? Not necessarily.In Florida, there is no automatic right to attorney’s fees for a prevailing party. However, if a contract provides that the prevailing party shall recover its fees from the non-prevailing party, then the fees may be awarded. Attorney’s fees may also be awarded when a statute governing a particular type of ...
Somkid, 4 other police appeal with attorney over Saudi murder case (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Provincial Police Region 5 chief Lt General Somkid Boonthanom - along with four others allegedly involved in the 1990 missing Saudi businessman case - Tuesday lodged an appeal with Special Case Attorney Thanapit Mulpruek.
Attorney To File Injunction If Sugar Bowl Doesn't Air (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A prominent Orlando attorney says he will go to court to try to make sure Gator football fans will be able to watch the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
SoCal teen's attorney challenges adult arson case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A San Bernardino County judge has agreed to postpone the arson arraignment of a 16-year-old Yucaipa (yoo-KY'-puh) boy to give his attorney time to challenge a decision to try him as an adult.
Joe Jackson's lawyer has licence put on probation (CBC.ca)
A lawyer for Joe Jackson, who is seeking a $15,000 US monthly allowance from the estate of his late son Michael, has been disciplined.
Kenya : Ex-Military Lawyer to Manage Country's Elections (AllAfrica.com)
Nairobi — A retired military lawyer will head the country's new secretariat to manage the country's elections unveiled by the Interim Independent Electoral Commission.
Noted NJ attorney David Satz Jr. dies at 82 (Asbury Park Press)
VERONA — David M. Satz Jr., a longtime U.S. Attorney for New Jersey who later became a pioneer in the field of casino gaming law, has died.
Cape Coral city attorney: money borrowing was legal (The News-Press)
The Cape Coral City Council followed its charter when the council approved hundreds of millions of dollars for construction projects, a city attorney...
Attorney charged with misappropriating client's funds (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A New Kensington attorney was arrested today for allegedly misappropriating more than $80,000 from one of his clients
Florida attorney general: healthcare reform unconstitutional? (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)
The debate over healthcare reform moved into the legal realm Tuesday. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum called for an investigation into the constitutionality of a congressional mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
PETA Worker Neglected Snakes in His Care, Attorney Says (Fox News)
An attorney for an exotic animal dealer says an employee intentionally neglected animals to further his agenda as an undercover investigator for an animal rights group.
Florida attorney general: healthcare reform unconstitutional? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum – a Republican running for governor – says a federal healthcare bill that forces everyone to buy health insurance or pay a penalty could be unconstitutional. If it passes, he is considering a legal challenge.
Town to get new top lawyer in 2010 (Poughkeepsie Journal)
The Town of Poughkeepsie will have a new top lawyer next year following the departure of longtime Town Attorney Thomas Mahar.
Google Has Taken China Copyright-Case Book Off Web, Says Lawyer (Bloomberg)
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. has removed scanned pages of a book from its online Chinese library project according to a lawyer representing the work’s author, who says the U.S. company infringed her copyright by uploading the novel.
Gangleader's lawyer stands trial for perjury (China Daily)
CHONGQING: A lawyer of a suspected gang boss stood trial Wednesday by a court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, on charges of giving false evidence and obstructing testifying.
Google Removes China Copyright-Case Book, Says Lawyer (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. has removed from its online Chinese library project scanned pages of a book over which its author is suing the U.S. company for infringing her copyright, according to her lawyer.
Ruchika's father, lawyer meet Chidambaram (NDTV)
Ruchika Girhotra's father, Subhash, and the family lawyer met Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday to discuss the case.