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Legal News 10/2010



NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer Welcomes New Report That Shows Healthcare Negligence Lawsuits Help Improve Patient Care
Personal injury lawyer Steven J. Schwartzapfel, an attorney with expertise in helping patients injured by medical malpractice, says a Wall Street Journal report reveals that lessons learned from malpractice cases can help reduce future mistakes.
MISSING: Area attorney has vanished
Louisville Metro Police and Bullitt County officials are looking for William R. Wilson, the longtime Shepherdsville city attorney.
Attorney files motion to send McCluskey case back to Mohave County grand jury for review
KINGMAN — The attorney for one of the three inmates who escaped from a Kingman-area prison in July is asking to send the case back to the Mohave County grand jury.
Toledo lawyer disbarred after real estate fraud
BLADE STAFF A Toledo lawyer who spent time in federal prison for his involvement in a fraudulent real estate scheme was permanently disbarred by the Supreme Court of Ohio, the court announced. Douglas J. Ritson was disbarred “for multiple violations of state attorney discipline rules.” The action was a result of Ritson’s involvement in “a criminal conspiracy that induced approximately 3,000 real ...
Lawyer testifies about robbery
Two defendants were identified in court Thursday as two of the three men who assaulted two men and a child and threatened to kill them during a home-invasion robbery in June.
City Attorney Deirdre Dexter to resign Dec. 1
City Attorney Deirdre Dexter announced Thursday that she would resign Dec. 1 after four years with the city.
Lawyer hopes Honolulu police officer facing criminal charges can get fair trial
An Oahu judge on Thursday granted a Honolulu police officer's request for permission to travel to Disneyland...
Riddle lawyer counter punches
By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer gaffneyledger.com Legal sparring between attorneys involved in the pending re-trial of a 25-yearold murder case continued this week when defense lawyers for Ernest Riddle filed a motion to have one of the prosecutors removed from the case. read more
Mich. assistant attorney general's blog targeting gay student leader raises free speech issues
LANSING, Mich. - An assistant attorney general is using his personal blog to target the openly gay leader of the University of Michigan's student assembly.
Menon, Amid Corporate Crackdown, Becomes Singapore AG
Singapore’s new Attorney General Sundaresh Menon took office today as the city state steps up its pursuit of financial misconduct and prepares to further liberalize the legal industry to boost its economy.
Excerpts from attorney general's report
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's office released a report Thursday that offers an extensive look into what transpired inside a Dearborn warehouse on Oct. 28, 2009. For the first time, it has revealed details about how federal agents sought to arrest Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, the head of a Detroit mosque. Here are some excerpts:
Fired FAA Attorney Says He Refused To 'Break The Law'
David Pardo Says He Documented Problems On His Blog A former attorney for the FAA says he was fired for refusing to "break the law," and for keeping track of his attempts to alert safety officials about what he says are serious violations on his blog "FAA Whistle Blower."
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz civil suit possible: Stephanie Van Grolls attorney
The attorney representing the domestic abuse victim targeted by Calumet County Distrist Attorney Ken Kratzs unwanted sexual advances said Thursday he is far more likely to file a civil lawsuit to test his clients constitutional protections.
Michigan attorney general defends employee's right to blog
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox defended an assistant's constitutional right to wage an Internet campaign against an openly gay college student, even though he considers that employee a "bully."
How a Dallas criminal lawyer can help you
If you have been charged of committing a crime like misdemeanour, felony, or driving under the influence, the most important thing to do is to prepare for the next schedule of your hearing. By this time, you should start contacting and seeking help from a good and quality Dallas criminal lawyer or a Dallas DWI lawyer in particular. You should choose a lawyer who has a strong background in ...
Attorney: Bristol Palin only ate at Alaska bar
A Palin family attorney is defending as legal Bristol Palin's appearance at an Anchorage establishment where her "Dancing with the Stars" partner Mark Ballas performed.
Fort Smith lawyer surrenders license
The state Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the surrender of the law license of John Montell Robinson Jr. of Fort Smith.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Long Island lawyer running for Supreme Court justice in Cayuga County
Auburn, NY - Cayuga County voters, meet Stephen J. Lynch, a Long Island lawyer and your new candidate for state Supreme Court justice. Lynch probably won’t be going door-to-door asking for your vote. Or passing out bumper stickers. Between now...
County attorney reconsidering resignation
MONTROSE - Montrose County Attorney Bob Hill, who submitted a letter of resignation on Wednesday, now is reconsidering his decision at the request of county commissioners.
Conn. attorney: 2 home-invasion suspects at fault
Two Connecticut men charged with killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 house invasion inflicted unimaginable terror on a model family that had enjoyed their final pleasant summer day together, prosecutors told a jury during closing arguments Friday. Home invasion - Connecticut - Prosecutor - Lawyer - Cheshire
Selecting a good Collin County criminal attorney
If you are among the many that have never experienced any DUI proceeding, you will perhaps wonder how some people choose a topnotch Collin County criminal attorney. A Plano criminal attorney and other criminal defense lawyers should be able to provide their client quality services that they need so that their rights will be protected. Additionally, not having any idea on what to look for in a ...
Attorney General Mike Cox suspends assistant over hate-filled blog directed at U-M student body president
Attorney General Mike Cox changed his stance Thursday, suspending assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell for a controversial blog that ridicules and denounces the University of Michigan's student body president, the Detroit News reports. Cox had earlier said on national television......
Indy attorney deals with name that matches Facebook founder
Will the real Mark Zuckerberg please stand up?
Smriga named state's attorney for Fairfield judicial district
BRIDGEPORT -- John C. Smriga has been named the new state's attorney for the Fairfield Judicial District, succeeding his former boss, Jonathan Benedict , who held the post for the last 12 years.
New Ga. US attorney prepares for swearing-in
MACON — The newly confirmed U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia says he expects to be sworn in and begin work next week. The U.S. Senate confirmed Houston County attorney Michael Moore as U.S. attorney Wednesday night. The 42-year-old Moore was nominated for the post by President Barack Obama just over a year ago. G. F. "Pete" Peterman III has served as acting U.S. attorney since ...
The costs of hiring a Dallas DWI lawyer
If you are pressed with criminal charges, whether acts of misdemeanor or driving under the influence, the first thing you have to do is to hire a lawyer. Hiring a Dallas DWI lawyer is not as hard as it seems. However, you have to know the specific costs that comes with hiring a Dallas DUI attorney if you are charged with driving under the influence. In particular, the cost and charges of ...
Dziekanski lawyer named as counsel for Pickton hearings
A lawyer experienced at getting answers to potentially explosive questions about police conduct has been named the lead counsel at the public inquiry into the failed investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton.
New Ga. US attorney prepares for swearing-in
MACON, GA. — The newly confirmed U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia says he expects to be sworn in and begin work next week. The U.S. Senate confirmed Houston County attorney Michael Moore as U.S. attorney Wednesday night.
Lawyer debates civil suit against Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz
The attorney representing the domestic abuse victim targeted by Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratzs unwanted sexual advances said Thursday he is far more likely to file a civil lawsuit to test his clients constitutional protections.
Judge, attorney clash over camera in Memphis murder trial
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge apologized to the jury Thursday after he yelled at a defense attorney about the lawyer's questions about the role of the reality crime television program "The First 48" in a Memphis murder trial.
Mich. assistant attorney general's blog targeting gay student leader raises free speech issues
LANSING, Mich. - An assistant attorney general is using his personal blog to target the openly gay leader of the University of Michigan's student assembly, calling him a racist with a "radical homosexual agenda."
Mich. assistant AG's anti-gay blog free speech?
An assistant attorney general is using his personal blog to target the openly gay leader of the University of Michigan's student assembly, calling him a racist with a "radical homosexual agenda....
Judge to rule if Blagojevich lawyer can leave defense team
Judge to rule if Blagojevich lawyer can leave defense team
Attorney: Civil suit against Kratz possible
The attorney representing the domestic abuse victim targeted by Calumet County Distrist Attorney Ken Kratzs unwanted sexual advances said Thursday he is far more likely to file a civil lawsuit to test his clients constitutional protections.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Attorney works to claw back profits from Petters fraud
Not everyone who invested in Tom Petters' more than $3 billion fraud scheme came out a loser. Some folks were winners -- big winners -- and now they're being pressured to give back that money.
SEC lawyer in Texas pleads no contest to resisting
Associated Press - October 1, 2010 8:45 AM ET FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A government attorney helping prosecute the fraud cause against Texas financier R.
Visiting Assembly leader tags attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman 'disaster'
Dan Donovan's rival for post faulted for 'political slant'
Former N.J. Attorney General David Samson is tapped to head Port Authority
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerFormer state Attorney General David Samson has been nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to head the Port Authority. TRENTON — David Samson, one of New Jersey’s best-known attorneys and a frequent adviser to governors of both parties over...
Muslim Extremists Murder Christian Lawyer, Family in Pakistan
Islamic extremists killed a Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children in northwestern Pakistan this week for mounting a legal challenge against a Muslim who was charging a Christian exorbitant interest, local sources said.
New US Attorney Prepares For Swearing-In
The newly confirmed U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia says he expects to be sworn in and begin work next week.
Attorney says shooting of two in Lexington was self-defense
A Lexington man acted in self-defense when two others were shot, his attorney said Friday morning.
Irish Nobel laureate loses Israel legal battle: lawyer
An Israeli court on Friday rejected an appeal by Irish Nobel laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire against a ban on her entering Israel for 10 years, legal sources told AFP.
Chattanooga: City attorney will not be investigated
City Attorney Mike McMahan will not face any criminal investigation for billing secretarial services at his private law firm and being involved in a longtime arrangement in which the city attorney’s office acted as a private entity, an investigator said.
Lawyer: New Evidence Supports Echols’ Innocence
LITTLE ROCK - New DNA evidence supports Damien Echols' innocence in the 1993 murders of three 8-year-olds in West Memphis because it shows no physical connection between him and the crime scene, a lawyer for the death-row inmate argued Thursday before the state Supreme Court.
New Ga. US attorney prepares for swearing-in
MACON — The newly confirmed U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia says he expects to be sworn in and begin work next week. The U.S. Senate confirmed Houston County attorney Michael Moore as U.S. attorney Wednesday night. The 42-year-old Moore was nominated for the post by President Barack Obama just over a year ago. G. F. "Pete" Peterman III has served as acting U.S. attorney since ...
Jay Mariotti hit, 'emotionally and verbally abused' ex-girlfriend, her attorney says
The attorney for Jay Mariotti's ex-girlfriend said there is strong evidence that the sports columnist doled out "both emotional and verbal abuse" to his client, and accused Mariotti's legal team of publicly downplaying the accusations. Mariotti agreed to plead no...
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Herron lawyer files formal complaint against Fincher campaign
Democrat accuses Republican of intentionally misleading Federal Election Commission, and voters, about loan.