Home > Legal News

Legal News 05/2010 (Page 6)



Former Gov. Pataki endorses Daniel Donovan in attorney general race
Staten Island Advance/Jin LeeWith then-Gov. George Pataki looking on, District Attorney Daniel Donovan addresses members of the media on March 10, 2005.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former GOP Gov. George Pataki has endorsed District Attorney Daniel Donovan's bid for state...
US hikers' mothers leave Tehran without them: lawyer
The visiting mothers of three US hikers held in Iran for 10 months on spying accusations were leaving the Islamic republic on Friday without their children, the hikers' lawyer said.
Obama to name defense lawyer to Justice Dept. job
The Obama administration plans to nominate James Cole, a defense lawyer who previously prosecuted public corruption cases, as deputy attorney general, a source familiar with the matter said Friday.
Obama names defense lawyer to Justice Dept. job
President Barack Obama on Friday nominated James Cole, a defense lawyer who previously prosecuted public corruption cases, as deputy attorney general, the Justice Department's No. 2 job.
Ala. high court says attorney general can't take reins of casino-fighting task force
Alabama's high court handed the governor a victory on Friday in his fight to shut down electronic bingo casinos, ruling the state's attorney general can't seize control of a gambling task force....
D.C. Lawyer Cole Tabbed as Deputy Attorney General
James Cole, a Washington lawyer who spent 13 years at the Justice Department, will be the Obama administration's nominee to become the next deputy attorney general, the No. 2 post at the department
DC lawyer tapped to be deputy attorney general
James Cole, a Washington lawyer who spent 13 years at the Justice Department, will be the administration's nominee to become the next deputy attorney general, the No. 2 post at the department, President Barack Obama announced Friday.
Marion 'Suge' Knight is innocent, his attorney says
Music entrepreneur Marion "Suge" Knight may have been arrested on suspicion of brandishing a handgun but his attorney says the rap industry legend never pointed a gun at anyone and that police did not find a weapon on him during a recent traffic stop.
DA probing 'loan' lawyer
Manhattan DA investigators yesterday searched the Queens home of a lawyer who last month sued a Bronx judge for not paying back $500,000 she claimed she lent him to repay loan sharks over gambling debts. Janet Cohen, 57, told The Post that investigators were rifling through her belongings and...
DC lawyer tapped to be deputy attorney general
James Cole, a Washington lawyer who spent 13 years at the Justice Department, will be the administration's nominee to become the next deputy attorney general, the No. 2 post at the department, President Barack Obama announced Friday. Barack Obama - United States Department of Justice - Attorney general - United States - President
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announces candidacy for governor
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announces candidacy for governor. Frustration, anger mount as gooey oil seeps into Gulf of Mexico wetlands and leak continues - Anger grew along the Gulf Coast as an ooze of oil washed into delicate coastal wetlands in Lousiana, with residents questioning the federal government and others wondering how to clean up the monthlong mess that ...
Lohan's lawyer downplays partying photo
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has hit back reports suggesting an incriminating photograph of the actress partying in Cannes could land her in further trouble when she faces a judge on Monday (24May10).
Judge won't block Nevada attorney general hopeful probe
A federal judge has, for the second time, refused to block a Nevada State Bar investigation of a Las Vegas lawyer running for attorney general.
CAN-SPAM Plaintiff Slammed With $800K Attorney Fee Award - Asis Internet v. Optin Global
A federal court granted a request for attorney's fees (in the amount of $806,978.84) against prolific CAN-SPAM plaintiff Asis Internet. I thought things were looking good for Asiswhose lawsuits have generated substantial blog fodderwhen it recently obtained a 2.5 million dollar default judgment in a spam case . I don't know the details of Asis's financial situation, other than the fact that it ...
Lawyer Accused Of Negligence In Zion Police Case
A Kane County lawyer is accused by the state agency that investigates complaints against attorneys of negligence in representing a Zion man and costing the client about $9,000.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Downplays Partying Photo
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has hit back reports suggesting an incriminating photograph of the actress partying in Cannes could land her in further trouble when she faces a judge on Monday.
Attorney general often rules in favor of agencies in FOIA cases
Birth dates. Details of domestic incidents contained in police reports. The names of people who ask for records. All this and more has been ruled off-limits by the state Attorney Generals Lisa Madigan's public access counselors office.
Obituary: Sheldon Grossfeld, respected Sacramento lawyer and judge
Sheldon H. Grossfeld, a respected Sacramento lawyer who became a judge while young and sometimes found it difficult to retire, has died at 75.
Noted lawyer Sam J. DAmico dead at 95
A leading criminal lawyer in Baton Rouge, Sam J. DAmico, died quietly in his sleep Saturday morning at age of 95, his family reported. Many of his clients through the years were poor or black, but DAmico would offer them a strong defense, regardless, his colleagues said.
Union for district attorney investigators holding back survey results, Zellerbach says
A law enforcement union will not release the results of a rank-and-file evaluation of the district attorney's office's chief investigator until after the June 8 election, a move that is politically motivated, the district attorney's challenger says.
3 vie for attorney general in S.C. GOP primary
The three lawyers vying for the $92,007-a-year job as South Carolina attorney general in the June 8 Republican primary are in some ways strikingly similar. Robert Bolchoz, Leighton Lord and Alan Wilson are all under 50. None has run for major office before. All have respectable personal, political and professional pedigrees. All have the sorts of personalities that have driven them to engage in ...
Panel accuses Elgin lawyer of negligence
ELGIN -- A local lawyer is accused by the state agency that investigates complaints against attorneys of negligence in representing a Zion man and costing the client about $9,000.Garry A. Payton, 51, of Elgin, allegedly failed repeatedly during 2007 and 2008 to file paperwork in U.S. District Court, on behalf of his client, Bruce A. Williams. Payton also is accused of filing deficient ...
Munchinski attorney asks judge to approve oral arguments in case
The attorney representing a man convicted in a 32-year-old double murder case wants a judge to order oral arguments in his client's appeal.
Attorney: Chatham client grew, used pot for glaucoma
CHATHAM The Morristown attorney representing a 62-year old borough resident arrested and charged with growing marijuana with the intent to distribute on Tuesday said he would certainly argue his client only used the substance to ease his glaucoma.
Lawyer promoted at Shanghai Expo
Clocking In: San Antonio lawyer Jose Villarreal has been promoted in his position at the Shanghai Expo.
No more town funds for Boonton's Main Street; mayor, attorney pledge personal donations
BOONTON A motion to restore some of the funds cut from Boonton Main Street in the 2010 municipal budget was defeated in a tie at the Board of Alderman meeting on Monday night, but Mayor Cyril Wekilsky and Town Attorney John Dorsey personally pledged to contribute 10 percent of the cut amount each to the non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As shes carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Update: Suge Knight Out On Bail, Lawyer Denies Charges
A lawyer for Suge Knight is denying charges that the former Death row head assaulted a local California man with a deadly weapon. As previously reported , Suge was arrested early Thursday morning after a man called police saying that he pointed a loaded gun at him.
District Attorney sentenced for misuse of seized drug money
A former longtime central Texas district attorney has been sentenced to two years deferred adjudication for misusing funds seized through drug arrests and other prosecutions.
NV lawyer files suit over airline 'taxes'
A North Vancouver lawyer has launched a class action lawsuit against an international airline over its practice of charging hidden extra fees and describing them as "taxes."
Avon attorney wins GOP nod for attorney general
HARTFORD Attorney Martha Dean of Avon easily won the nomination for attorney general at the Republican convention Saturday night, but she will be taken to a primary by Ross Garber, whose sister-in-law was just barred from running for the same job.
TV producer wanted for questioning in wife's death returns to US from Mexico, lawyer says
The lawyer for a former "Survivor" producer wanted for questioning in Mexico about his wife's death confirmed that Bruce Beresford-Redman had returned to California, leaving unclear how the inve...
Armstrong attorney: Letter from Landis' sponsor 'a shakedown'
Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney Bill Stapleton says he considers a letter from Floyd Landis' top sponsor suggesting that Armstrong's team hire Landis to be "a shakedown" that came after a series of "threats made over the the last three or four years" by Landis.
Suthers will fill in for district attorney killed in wreck
State Attorney General John Suthers will oversee prosecutions and other duties in Montezuma and Dolores counties after the weekend motorcycle death of the district attorney there, Gov. Bill Ritter said Sunday.
Zimbabwe police arrest 2 employees of gay organization, raid group's offices, attorney says
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) A defense attorney says police in Zimbabwe have arrested two members of a local gay organization.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell tells Corps of Engineers state has emergency powers to build barrier islands
Ellis Lucia / The Times-PicayuneLouisiana Attorney General James D. 'Buddy' Caldwell Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sundayadvising them that the State of Louisiana was within its rights to rebuild barrier...
Attorney general: LA willing to sue over oil leak
Louisiana's top lawyer is urging the federal government to approve construction of sand barriers to protect wetlands from the Gulf of Mexico oil leak. The attorney general is threatening to sue over the issue.
NI Attorney General appointed
John Larkin QC has been appointed as the first Northern Ireland Attorney General in 37 years.
Defiant lawyer locked up for 14 months
Former Beverly Hills lawyer Richard Dine has been held in solitary confinement confinement for 14 months, but never charged with a crime.
Legality Issue, Seek Help Of A Miami Lawyer
There are instances that once in our life we will need the service of a lawyer, and when this time comes, you need to be careful in choosing a lawyer that will represent you in court. Always check those lawyer that are experienced enough to handle legal cases.
TV producer whose wife was found dead in Cancun has returned to Los Angeles, lawyer says
"Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, whom Mexican authorities had been seeking for the last couple of days with no success, has returned to Los Angeles, according to his lawyer.
Avon attorney wins GOP nod for attorney general
HARTFORD Attorney Martha Dean of Avon easily won the nomination for attorney general at the Republican convention Saturday night, but she will be taken to a primary by Ross Garber, whose sister-in-law was just barred from running for the same job.
Chattanooga: Lawyer cites new evidence in sexual battery case
The lawyer for a former sheriffs officer accused of inappropriately touching female arrest subjects said new evidence shows at least one alleged victim has made false sexual battery allegations in the past.
State's attorney's office drops U-46 sunglasses theft case
A week after Elgin police told Rochell Raymond her 13-year-old daughter Olivia had been accused - through a felony theft charge - of stealing a teacher's sunglasses, the Kane County State's attorney's office has stopped the case from moving forward, spokesman Chris Nelson confirmed.
Instances Where a Miami Wrongful Death Lawyer Will Be Helpful
Wrongful death is caused by several ways. Fortunately, any Miami wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you with your case. But for reference, here are some of the most common grounds for filing a wrongful death claim.
Democrats launch first Michigan attorney general ad
Lansing -- The Michigan Democratic Party will unveil the first TV ad in the state attorney general's race this afternoon.
TV producer wanted for questioning in wife's death returns to US from Mexico, lawyer says
LOS ANGELES - The lawyer for a former "Survivor" producer wanted for questioning in Mexico about his wife's death confirmed that Bruce Beresford-Redman had returned to California, leaving unclear how the investigation will proceed with a key figure out of the country.
Lawyer: UConn won't resolve dispute over student
The lawyer for a 13-year-old student at the University of Connecticut says the school has refused to resolve a dispute over the youngster's bid to take a class that includes summer field work in South Africa.
Notable ND lawyer from Williston dies
(AP) -- A longtime Williston lawyer who served in the administration of President Jimmy Carter has died.
Lawyer: Only losers complain
BACOLOD City Legal Officer lawyer Joselito Bayatan said only the losers complain in reaction to the move of the defeated mayoralty candidate. read more