Home > Legal News

Legal News 10/2010 (Page 74)



District attorney to launch community-prosecution program
With about nine months on the job, District Attorney Seth Williams has no trouble ticking off the problems which he inherited - and for which he believes he has a remedy.
Lawyer seeks removal of Fla. House race candidate
Associated Press - October 27, 2010 3:34 AM ET MIAMI (AP) - A case involving the potential removal of a Florida congressional candidate from the ballot over questions about his financial...
Lawyer in speeding probe is political veteran
MONTPELIER — Lawyer Brady Toensing says he was acting on his own and not representing anyone when he filed a public records request that exposed a trooper who tried to fix a speeding ticket for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin. ... - By DAVE GRAM The Associated Press
Lawyer seeks removal of Miami congressional candidate David Rivera
A case involving the potential removal of a Florida congressional candidate from the ballot over questions about his financial disclosures is set to go before a judge days before the election.
Lawyer seeks removal of Miami congressional candidate David Rivera
A case involving the potential removal of a Florida congressional candidate from the ballot over questions about his financial disclosures is set to go before a judge days before the election.
As We See It: Cooley for attorney general
Voters have a definite choice in the race for state attorney general. Republican Steve Cooley is the district attorney for Los Angeles County and has a strong record of defending public access to court records, and has been a responsible critic of the worst aspects of the state's three strikes law.
Shirvell Threatens to Sue University of Michigan
Andrew Shirvell, the assistant Michigan attorney general banned from the University of Michigan campus for harassment of gay student body president Chris Armstrong, has threatened to sue the school if it does not lift the ban, now that has Armstrong dropped his restraining order request against him.
Dean Takes Jepsen To Court In Attorney General's Race
In a bit of a political flashback, the Republican candidate for attorney general, Martha Dean, filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that her Democratic opponent, George Jepsen, lacks the legal credentials to hold the office.
Lawyer in speeding probe is political veteran
Wednesday October 27, 2010 MONTPELIER -- Lawyer Brady Toensing says he was acting on his own and not representing anyone when he filed a public-records request that exposed a trooper who tried to fix a speeding ticket for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin. Associated Press MONTPELIER -- Lawyer Brady Toensing says he was acting on his own and not representing anyone when he filed a ...
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.
Lawyer in speeding case gave to Dubie
Tuesday October 26, 2010 MONTPELIER -- Lawyer Brady Toensing says he was acting on his own and not representing anyone when he filed a public-records request that exposed a trooper who tried to fix a speeding ticket for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin. But a campaign finance report for Republican candidate Brian Dubie’s campaign shows Toensing’s law firm made a
Iowa City trailer park probe pursues ex-manager
The Iowa attorney general’s office is seeking a court order demanding that a former manager of the Regency mobile home park south of Iowa City comply with an investigation of the park.
Lawyer in Shumlin speeding probe is political veteran
MONTPELIER — Lawyer Brady Toensing says he was acting on his own and not representing anyone when he filed a public-records request that exposed a trooper who tried to fix a speeding ticket for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin.
J.B. Van Hollen: With me as top cop, state is a safer place
J.B. VAN HOLLEN | attorney general and Republican candidate for re-election
Scott Hassett: I’ll get partisan politics out of AG’s office
SCOTT HASSETT, | Democratic candidate for attorney general
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Court rules for attorney in guano case
The third circuit court of appeals in Wausau has ruled in favor of a prominent Florida-based defense attorney in a case involving bat guano found in the attorney’s Northwoods vacation home.
Court rules for attorney in guano case
The third circuit court of appeals in Wausau has ruled in favor of a prominent Florida-based defense attorney in a case involving bat guano found in the attorney’s Northwoods vacation home.
Attorney Al Johnson On Deadly NH Home Invasion Case
WBZ’s Karen Twomey has more. Filed under: WBZ News, WBZ1030 Audio Tagged: al johnson, Jamie Cates, KIMBERLY CATES, Mont Vernon, Steven Spader
As Election Day nears, lawyer seeks footage of Salmon arrest
MONTPELIER – Thwarted thus far in his attempts to view the dashboard video footage of State Auditor Thomas Salmon’s drunk-driving arrest last year, Burlington lawyer John Franco will ask a superior court judge today to force the release of what he says is a public record. ... - By Peter Hirschfeld Vermont Press Bureau
Lawyer: Arab-Israeli leader convicted of spying
JERUSALEM - A lawyer for a prominent Arab-Israeli activist says his client has admitted to charges of spying for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in a plea bargain that will send him to prison for up to 10 years.
Lawyer: Arab-Israeli leader convicted of spying
A lawyer for a prominent Arab-Israeli activist says his client has admitted to charges of spying for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in a plea bargain that will send him to prison for up to 10 years.
Dallas lawyer files tongue-in-cheek legal motion to delay court hearing for Rangers game
Darrell Cook, a loyal Rangers fan since the team's inception, is one of the lucky few with a ticket to the game, but he isn't so lucky when it comes to his schedule.
Sheriff, attorney candidates spar in Worcester
OCEAN CITY -- Candidates for Worcester County's sheriff and state's attorney had a chance to spar before voters this week, one of the last chances to make their views and policy positions known before Election Day.
Deceived into signing hush deal: lawyer
A Winnipeg man at the centre of a legal sex scandal claims he was tricked into signing a confidentiality agreement to stay silent about possible criminal acts involving a Manitoba judge and her lawyer husband.
Dean Takes Jepsen To Court In Attorney General's Race
In a bit of a political flashback, the Republican candidate for attorney general, Martha Dean, filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that her Democratic opponent, George Jepsen, lacks the legal credentials to hold the office.
Lawyer fees could come out of client's damages
Lawyers fighting civil actions may be handed a cut of their client's damages for the first time in a bid to cut frivolous claims, the Justice Secretary has signalled.
CARVER COUNTY - Attorney featured in Discovery show
A 2001 homicide case prosecuted by Carver County Attorney Jim Keeler is the subject of an hour-long television program on the Investigation Discovery channel.
HBT: Lawyer quits job to watch World Series
OK, I’ve found something dumber than believing that your team is fated to win the World Series. Quitting your job to go watch them win (or maybe lose) the World Series.
Missouri Attorney General Threatens to Sue Dish Network
Blues Sign On Scottrade Center Said To Be Misleading Missouri's attorney general says Dish Network is guilty of false advertising, because of a giant banner on the side of the Scottrade Center, calling the company the "official TV provider of the St. Louis Blues". But Dish doesn't show the Blues any more, because it is no longer carries Fox Sports Midwest.
Jailed Iran Lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh 'Gets Family Visit, Ends Hunger Strike'
She was detained on September 4 on charges of "acting against national security," "assembly and collusion to disrupt security," and "cooperation with the Defenders for Human Rights Center."
Scot suspects given right to lawyer
The Supreme Court has forced the Scottish police to recognize the suspects' right to a lawyer before interrogation in line with the European law.
Ex-doc to plead guilty in prescription fraud case
The lawyer for a former Grand Forks, N.D., doctor accused in an Internet prescription fraud case has said his client didn't know he was breaking the law and that he paid taxes on money he received for pill permits.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Attorney general: Contest winner claim likely a scam
The Indiana Attorney General is warning citizens about scams that target individuals by claiming they are contest winners.
Attorney: U.S. 1 toll a possibility
Whether it ever happens is another story, but County Attorney Suzanne Hutton says a U.S. 1 toll to help fund Keys construction projects is possible. "There is a precedent for doing this," she said.
Lawyer: Businessman 'roped' into Ferguson bid-rigging scheme
Rodney Burrell, president and owner of Northville-based R &R Heavy Haulers, was charged with lying to a federal grand jury.
APNewsBreak: Lawyer criticizes prison for assaults
Associated Press - October 27, 2010 11:35 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawyer for a former Wisconsin inmate says prison officials should have prevented his client from being repeatedly sexually...
Attorney Nancarrow accused of embezzlement
MARQUETTE - Marquette police said an embezzlement charge filed against local attorney James Edward Nancarrow relates to his alleged non-payment of a traffic crash settlement to a client.
Winona Sheriff, County Attorney candidates debate finances, information sharing
Candidates for Winona County Sheriff and Winona County Attorney debated last week, discussing ways the two departments could work more efficiently during tough economic times.
Lawyer: Businessman 'roped' into Ferguson bid-rigging scheme
Rodney Burrell, president and owner of Northville-based R &R Heavy Haulers, was charged with lying to a federal grand jury.
Lawyer seeks removal of Fla. House race candidate
A case involving the potential removal of a Florida congressional candidate from the ballot over questions about his financial disclosures is set to go before a judge days before the election.
Trial for Playboy editor's appeal starts in Indonesia
Indonesia's highest court was legally wrong to sentence the former editor of the country's version of Playboy magazine to prison for indecency, his lawyer told a judge as his appeal started Wednesday.
Lawyer for Canadian on death row plans to ask for stay on execution date
An execution date is to be set next week for the only Canadian on death row in the United States, but Ronald Smith's lawyer intends to ask for an immediate stay.
Lawyer Criticizes Prison For Oral Sex Assaults
A lawyer for a former Wisconsin inmate says prison officials should have prevented his client from being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a guard.
Lawyer files motion to see Rangers play
A lawyer in Texas has filed an emergency legal brief asking permission to go to a baseball game instead of a court hearing.
Attorney: Suspending Officers Was Rush To Judgment
Two Chicago Police officers are taking their boss to court, accusing Supt. Jody Weis of slander after they were accused and later cleared in a brutality investigation.
Lawyer: Suspect In College Party Killing Has Mental Problems
The young man accused of shooting and killing Jeron Grayson at a homecoming house party near California University of Pennsylvania has mental problems, according to his lawyer.
Divers search for gun in attorney murder
Police divers are searching a pond at the River Oaks Apartment complex in Novi for the gun used to kill a medical malpractice attorney one week ago.
Washington State Attorney General Calls for Statewide Ban of 'Four Loko' Energy Drink
Four Loko is a controversial drink which combines alcohol and caffeine in the same beverage.