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Legal News 06/2010



Attorney: Gary Coleman has will from 1999
Gary Coleman's estranged parents abandoned their effort to bury him in his native Illinois Friday after a Utah attorney revealed the actor named an executor in a 1999 will.
QandA with Jim Jacks, U.S. attorney in Dallas until Obama appoints another
As the political tussle roils over who will be the next presidentially appointed and Senate-approved U.S. attorney in Dallas, the office continues to dispense justice under the leadership of a 28-year veteran.
Non-Muslim lawyer challenges religious council decision
KUALA LUMPUR (June 7, 2010): A non-Muslim woman lawyer who obtained leave in her preliminary legal bid to be a syarie lawyer, has filed a judicial review application to challenge a decision that only Muslim lawyers are allowed to practise at the Syariah Court in Federal Territory.
Lawyer: Sheen to plead guilty to misdemeanor
ASPEN, Colo.Charlie Sheen could work at a Colorado theater company by day and spend his nights in jail under a deal reached with prosecutors that calls for him to plead guilty to a
Lawyer: Sheen to plead guilty to misdemeanor
ASPEN, Colo.Charlie Sheen could work at a Colorado theater company by day and spend his nights in jail under a deal reached with prosecutors that calls for him to plead guilty to a
Russian lawyer's jail death staged in shocking drama
In a rare examination of a contemporary issue on the Russian stage, a Moscow theatre has opened a new play about a lawyer whose death in jail aged 37 just last year sent shockwaves around Russia.
Van der Sloot Was to Turn Self In, Lawyer Claims
But Suspect Was Arrested Before He Got to, CBS News Is Told; He Faces Week of Grilling in Peruvian Police Headquarters
Van der Sloot Was to Turn Self In, Lawyer Claims
But Suspect Was Arrested Before He Got to, CBS News Is Told; He Faces Week of Grilling in Peruvian Police Headquarters
Patricia Cohens Lawyer Kachroo Seeks to Withdraw (Update2)
Gaytri Kachroo, the attorney for Patricia Cohen in her lawsuit against SAC Capital Advisors LP founder Steven A. Cohen, has asked a judge for permission to withdraw from the case because her client cant pay her.
Rwandan judge says no bail for US lawyer
A Rwandan judge Monday turned down a bail application by an American lawyer charged with denying Rwanda's 1994 genocide and publishing articles that threaten the country's security.
American Lawyer Denied Bail in Rwanda
Peter Erlinder, who had requested the right to return to the United States for treatment of a heart condition, will spend the next 30 days in jail until his trial begins.
Attorney Arrested For Having Gun In City Hall
APOPKA, Fla. -- A local attorney was arrested after carrying a gun to an Apopka City Council meeting. Phillip Dozier said he forgot he had the loaded weapon with him and didn't realize it until he was getting ready to speak. He told WFTV he then gave it to the nearest officer.
Lawyer: Client in NY money transfer case innocent
A lawyer told a jury Thursday that it should acquit an Ivy League-educated man from Iran on charges that he violated the Iran trade embargo as his family sent him $3.4 million.
Attorney general files contempt of court against Lake Brownwood water operator
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took legal action Monday against Thunderbird Bay Water Services Inc. and owner Chuck Schram III for failure to provide safe drinking water to residents at three developments at Lake Brownwood.
Lawyer: Sheen to plead guilty to misdemeanor
Charlie Sheen could work at a Colorado theater company by day and spend his nights in jail under a deal reached with prosecutors that calls for him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic abuse case, an attorney said Monday.
Mining attorney asks justices to keep tax question off ballot
An attorney for the mining industry asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday to keep off the November ballot a question that seeks to significantly raise the taxes it pays, saying the measure's passage would undermine the Legislature.
Lawyer: Mine Petition Would 'Commandeer' Lawmaking
A lawyer for Nevada mining interests urged the state Supreme Court on Monday to reject a proposed ballot initiative that he said would "commandeer" the legislative process and force lawmakers to extract more in taxes from mining companies.
10 Habits Every New Lawyer Should Learn
While law school teaches students how to think through legal issues, it is less effective at teaching how to go about daily life as a lawyer, says attorney Adrienne Randle Bond. She describes 10 habits that she says law schools do not teach, but should, to help new lawyers succeed.
Attorney withdraws Jeffersonville fire merit board resignation
The attorney representing the Jeffersonville City Council on Monday night rescinded his resignation as attorney of the citys Fire Merit Commission. Greg Clark had announced his departure as merit commission attorney at the commissions Thursday meeting.
Thai PM picks ex-attorney general for protest probe
Thailand's premier Tuesday named a former attorney general to head an investigation into the recent deadly street violence, sparking a row with the opposition which said it feared a cover-up.
Star attorney to take stage at Blagojevich trial
Rod Blagojevich's fiery attorney will assume center stage at his corruption trial Tuesday, when both the defense and prosecutors are set to give their version of events that saw the former governor charged with trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
Lynnwood's city attorney to resign
Questions arose about the attorney's expenses during a May 24 council meeting.
Flamboyant, star Chicago attorney to take center stage at Blagojevich corruption trial
Rod Blagojevich's fiery attorney will assume center stage at his corruption trial Tuesday, when both the defense and prosecutors are set to give their version of events that saw the former gover...
Star attorney to take stage at Blagojevich trial
Rod Blagojevich's fiery attorney will assume center stage at his corruption trial Tuesday, when both the defense and prosecutors are set to give their version of events that saw the former governor charged with trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. Barack Obama - Rod Blagojevich - President - United States Senate - United States
Lynnwood's city attorney to resign
Questions arose about the attorney's expenses during a May 24 council meeting.
No lawyer for Anwar
KUALA LUMPUR (June 8, 2010): OPPOSITION Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was denied the right to have his lawyer Datuk S. Ambiga present during a Rights and Privileges Committee hearing which started this afternoon.
Attorney general declines to investigate death of Indian basketball star
HELENA Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has declined a request by the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council that he open an investigation into the Nov. 23, 2009, death of Allen "A.J." Long Soldier.
Lawyer: Mine petition would 'commandeer' lawmaking
A lawyer for Nevada mining interests urged the state Supreme Court on Monday to reject a proposed ballot initiative that he said would "commandeer" the legislative process and force lawmakers to extract more in taxes from mining companies.
Lynnwood's city attorney to resign
Questions arose about the attorney's expenses during a May 24 council meeting.
Ohio Attorney General to visit Clark State
SPRINGFIELD - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will visit Clark State Community College today to discuss consumer issues in a community forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Lynnwood's city attorney to resign
Questions arose about the attorney's expenses during a May 24 council meeting.
Lawyer: Work release conditions held up Sheen deal
Charlie Sheen could work at a Colorado theater company by day and spend his nights in jail under a deal reached with prosecutors that calls for him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic abuse case, an attorney said Monday.
Underwood attorney: He will be cleared
The attorney for Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood said Tuesday that, once the facts are fully known in a weekend incident involving two women at a Lake Delton resort, his client will be cleared.
Blagojevich Lawyer Asks Judge to Dismiss Charges
As Opening Statements Approach, Former Illinois Gov.'s Attorney Claims Corruption Case is Built on Lies; Judge Seats Jury
Lawyer: Work release conditions held up Sheen deal
A disagreement over the terms of Charlie Sheen's proposed work release has held up a plea deal in the domestic dispute case, according to a lawyer involved in the negotiations.
Lawyer: Work release conditions held up Sheen deal
DENVER (AP) -- A disagreement over the terms of actor Charlie Sheen's proposed work release has held up a plea deal in the domestic dispute case, according to a lawyer involved in the negotiations. Yale Galanter, Mr. Sheen's lawyer, said Tuesday that the final paperwork submitted to a judge would ...
HP Lawyer: Tech Industry Needs to Focus More on Privacy
The technology industry is facing an "erosion of trust" from customers because of concerns over privacy violations and cybersecurity problems, Hewlett-Packard's general counsel said Tuesday.
Ortiz, the US Attorney for Massachusetts, launches civil rights team
By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz announced today that she is creating a team of prosecutors to focus on civil rights cases, including hate crimes, human trafficking, police misconduct, damage to religious property, and employment discrimination....
Attorney Seeks Special Judge In Camm Murder Case
The attorney for David Camm wants a new judge in his client's third murder trial.
Lawyer: Blagojevich trusted the wrong people
Rod Blagojevich's lawyer says the former Illinois governor did nothing wrong but simply trusted the wrong people.
Attorney Says Boy Unfairly Questioned After Girl's Death
The attorney for a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his half sister says the boy was unfairly questioned by law enforcement.
Attorney: Blagojevich "Didn't Take a Dime"
Defense Attorney Says Jury Will Know in their Gut about Former Ill. Governor; Prosecutor Says Blago Misused Power
Defense Attorney: Blagojevich 'Didn't Take a Dime'
Defense attorney: Former Ill. Gov. Blagojevich 'didn't take a dime,' but trusted wrong people United States - Law - Rod Blagojevich - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms
Lohan lawyer ordered to court over alcohol tag alarm
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer was ordered to appear before a Beverly Hills judge Tuesday after an alcohol monitoring bracelet the actress was ordered to wear had gone off, reports said.
Defense attorney: Blagojevich 'didn't take a dime'
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich declared Tuesday that the former Illinois governor is an honest man who "didn't take a dime" of illegal money and simply trusted the wrong people to handle his fundraising before he was ousted by corruption allegations.
Attorney general: APA staff immune from lawsuit
State agency moves to dismiss Leroy Douglas's federal civil-rights case against APA.
Defense attorney: Blagojevich 'didn't take a dime'
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich declared Tuesday that the former Illinois governor is an honest man who "didn't take a dime" of illegal money and simply trusted the wrong people to handle his fundraising before he was ousted by corruption allegations.
Attorney: Lohan posts bail
Actress Lindsay Lohan posted a new $200,000 bond levied against her after an alcohol detection bracelet she wears "indicated the presence of a small amount of alcohol" Sunday night, her attorney told CNN Tuesday.
Lawyer Dragged to Court over Rent
A Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Moses Olatunji has been dragged before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly failing to vacate an apartment belonging to a former Editor of the Daily Times, Mr. Dapo Aderinola over arrears of rent.
Contra Costa district attorney runoff election likely
Prosecutor Mark Peterson loses early lead, slips below 50 percent in nearly final tally. Retired judge, ex-prosector Dan O'Malley will be his November foe