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Legal News 07/2010



Local attorney appointed to judgeship
Filling a vacant judgeship created by the retirement of a local court commissioner, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger selected a local attorney for the prestigious post.
Adessi: Lawyer's Safety Warning over Workplace Fatality Figures
LONDON----A leading workplace injury lawyer says at-work fatality rates remain far too high as the latest Government figures are published.
Mass. lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
The lawyer for one of the suspects charged with operating as Russian spies entrenched in American suburbia told a judge Thursday that the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA." United States - Espionage - New York - Russia - Federal Bureau of Investigation
County says it hired connected attorney, who later says he never accepted job
Wednesday morning, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's administration confirmed that a politically connected attorney accepted a $100,000-a-year management job overseeing the county's labor relations contracts.By Wednesday afternoon -- after the Chicago Sun-Times had contacted county commissioners about the hire -- Mike Joyce, son of onetime South Side powerbroker Jeremiah Joyce, said he ...
Lawyer fights for his license in legal practice quagmire
In August 2008, just a couple of years out of law school, Jorge Sanchez launched what turned into a thriving Bankruptcy Court practice with hundreds of mostly Spanish-speaking clients.
Attorney: Case against accused dog hanger ridiculous, biased
The prosecution began making its case against James DeGroff on Wednesday after his attorney condemned the prosecution as ridiculous, incomplete and biased against his client.
Lawyer demands adjournment of L'Oreal fraud trial
The lawyer for a photographer accused of defrauding L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt described the case as "nauseating" and demanded an adjournment at the start of the trial on Thursday.
Lawyer for Zach Reid appeals murder conviction, citing ineffective counsel, judge errors
OSHKOSH The appeals lawyer for a teen serving a life sentence for his fathers murder says the defense strategy used at trial was doomed from the very beginning.
Lawyer demands adjournment of L'Oreal fraud trial
NANTERRE, France -The lawyer for a photographer accused of defrauding L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt described the case as "nauseating" and demanded an adjournment at the start of the trial on Thursday.
Lawyer demands adjournment of L'Oreal fraud trial
NANTERRE, France -The lawyer for a photographer accused of defrauding L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt described the case as "nauseating" and demanded an adjournment at the start of the trial on Thursday. Read more...
Mass. Lawyer: Case Thin Against Client in Spy Case
Lawyer for Mass. man accused in Russia spy case calls evidence against client `extremely thin' Bail - Espionage - United States - Business - Russia
Warren County attorney: Try boy, 14, as adult
Indianola, Ia. A 14-year-old Indianola teenager accused of fatally shooting a friend June 27 should be tried as an adult for first-degree murder, the Warren County attorneys office requested on Wednesday.
EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods' Wife In Final Meetings With Divorce Lawyer
Tiger Woods ' wife Elin Nordegren has been in marathon final meetings with her divorce lawyer this week, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. Elin met with one of her attorneys for several hours on Tuesday, and again with the same lawyer on Wednesday.
Local Attorney Accused Of Stealing Disbarred
An Osceola County attorney has been disbarred after her arrest last week.
U.S. attorney strikes back at heroin use in Vermont
U.S. attorney for Vermont launches education campaign to combat heroin. ... - By PETER HIRSCHFELD Vermont Press Bureau
Q&A With Pakistani Lawyer Asma Jahangir
Pakistan and its problems remain at the center of world attention. Leading Pakistani human-rights lawyer Asma Jahangir talks about the chances for change in her fractious homeland.
Lawyer says he represents missing Ore. boy's stepmom
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The stepmother of a missing 7-year-old Portland boy has retained a prominent criminal defense lawyer.
Demjanjuk lawyer questions witness credibility
The defense lawyer for alleged Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk is questioning the credibility of a witness who testified that he thought Demjanjuk had lied about where he was during World War II.
Demjanjuk lawyer questions witness credibility
MUNICH - The defence lawyer for alleged Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk is questioning the credibility of a witness who testified that he thought Demjanjuk had lied about where he was during World War II.
Attorney Accused Of Stealing From Clients Disbarred
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- An Osceola County attorney accused of stealing money from her clients has been disbarred, and investigators she may have more victims.
Skakel lawyer admits spending tax money on country clubs, Jeeps
Celebrity lawyer Michael Sherman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to willfully failing to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes, admitting he had the ability to pay but spent the money on country club memberships and other discretionary items.
Lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
The lawyer for one of the suspects charged with operating as Russian spies told a judge that the evidence revealed so far against his client is "extremely thin."
Lawyer: Wis. Justice Has Prevailed In Ethics Case
Lawyers for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman say their client has prevailed in defeating a misconduct complaint...
Lawyer: Wis. justice has prevailed in ethics case
Associated Press - July 1, 2010 9:25 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawyer for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman says his client has prevailed in defeating a misconduct complaint...
Demjanjuk lawyer questions witness credibility
MUNICH - The defense lawyer for alleged Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk is questioning the credibility of a witness...
Defense attorney: Alleged spy couple infiltrated 'cocktail parties'
Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff Timothy and Alex Foley, whose parents are accused of being Russian spies, leave US District Court in Boston accompanied by an attorney. By Jack Nicas and Alex Katz, Globe Correspondents, and Shelley Murphy and...
County Attorney Wants Indianola Teen Tried As Adult In Fatal Shooting
INDIANOLA (AP) The Warren County attorney's office says an Indianola teenager accused of fatally shooting a friend should be tried as an adult. The 14-year-old boy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old James Doyle on June 27.
Demjanjuk lawyer questions witness credibility
The defense lawyer for alleged Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk is questioning the credibility of a witness who testified that he thought Demjanjuk had lied about where he was during World War II. World War II - John Demjanjuk - Nazism - History - Twentieth Century
Mass. lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
The lawyer for a Boston-area man accused of spying for Russia says the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA." Espionage - United States - Bail - russian - Russia
Princeton Attorney Hanan M. Isaacs Named in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine for 2010
Attorney Hanan M. Isaacs has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2010. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.
Lawyer: Gableman Prevails in Misconduct Case
A lawyer for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman says his client has prevailed in defeating a misconduct complaint against him.
The American Lawyer's July Issue: The Great Pro Bono Surge Ends; Pro Bono and Associate Dissatisfaction Drive Shake-up ...
NEW YORK----The July issue of The American Lawyer reports that the double-digit growth of Am Law 200 pro bono hours since 2005 has come to an end. The publications annual survey results, released today, reveal that total pro bono hours increased last year in the Am Law 200 to a new record of 5.7 million.
Lawyer lends hand to chronicle Jewish history
Managing Editor HARDING TWP. - It was 1890, and the great Jewish immigration from Europe to the New York area had begun.
Attorney elected to Indiana University's board
An attorney from suburban Indianapolis has been elected to an alumni seat on the Indiana University Board of Trustees.
Rs 10 lakh looted from lawyer
New Delhi, Jul 1 (PTI) A lawyer was robbed of Rs ten lakh by two unidentified motorcycle-borne men in the capital this afternoon, police said today.
Lawyer: Case Against Alleged Spies 'Thin'
Attorneys for a Cambridge couple accused of spying for the Russians asked a federal judge Thursday for more time to prepare their case and resolve child custody issues.
NI attorney general on job limits
The NI attorney general tells MLAs they may not get a proper explanation if something goes wrong with an important prosecution.
Attorney General: Cedar Grove resident charged in gambling ring
The New Jersey Attorney General has linked a Cedar Grove resident to a multimillion dollar international gambling ring with ties to organized crime.
Attorney General: Cedar Grove resident charged in gambling ring
Michael Maffucci, 24, of 38 Briar Hill Rd. in Cedar Grove, appeared in court Monday with 31 other defendants.
Attorney: Tommy Croslin Being Mistreated in Putnam Jail
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- The attorney for Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr. has filed a motion saying his client is being mistreated in jail.
NI attorney general on job limits
The NI attorney general tells MLAs they may not get a proper explanation if something goes wrong with an important prosecution.
Texas Attorney General: Alex Triggers Price Gouging Law
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has advised South Texans affected by Hurricane Alex that Gov. Rick Perry's disaster declaration activates state laws that prohibit price gouging. Hurricane Alex ...
State's Attorney's Office to address DUI blood draw issue
Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato has scheduled a press conference to address the ongoing issue over drawing blood in DUI cases.
Palo Alto City Attorney Gary Baum to retire
Palo Alto City Attorney Gary Baum will retire in October to pursue a career in private practice and spend more time on pro bono work, the city announced Thursday morning. by Gennady Sheyner
Lawyer: Russian Spy Case Evidence 'Extremely Thin'
The lawyer for a Cambridge man accused of spying for Russia says the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA."
Lawyer: Case Thin Against Spy Suspect
The lawyer for a Boston-area man accused of spying for Russia says the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA." Donald Heathfield and his wife, Tracey Lee Ann Foley appeared in federal court Thursday for a bail hearing. A judge granted a delay until July 16 to give their new lawyers time to prepare.
Spy case against Boston couple thin: lawyer
BOSTON -- The lawyer for a couple accused of spying for Russia said today that the only thing his clients infiltrated are neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA. Donald Heathfield and his wife, Tracey Lee Ann Foley appeared in Boston federal court for a bail hearing, but a judge granted...
Mass. lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
The lawyer for one of the suspects charged with operating as Russian spies entrenched in American suburbia told a judge Thursday that the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the PTA."
Mass. lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
Associated Press - July 1, 2010 1:25 PM ET BOSTON (AP) - The lawyer for a Boston-area man accused of spying for Russia says the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods,...
Top defense attorney steps into missing child case
Portland defense attorney Stephen Houze, whose clients have included NBA stars and other high-profile defendants, could be representing Terri Moulton Horman, the stepmother of the missing 7-year-old Skyline School student who disappeared June 4. Houze has defended accused terrorists, police ...