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Legal News 01/2011



City Attorney jumps into mayor-council fray
Interim City Attorney David Pauling has accused some city councilors of potentially slandering Mayor Dewey Bartlett during a discussion about a $7,028 donation from Tulsa Community Foundation to reimburse ...
District attorney decision looms as Newsom prepares to announce successor
Come Monday afternoon, San Francisco will no longer have a district attorney — not until Mayor Gavin Newsom decides who to appoint to serve as The City’s top prosecutor. With both Newsom and District Attorney Kamala Harris winning statewide positions this November, the political intrigue in San Francisco is at an...
Lawyer takes rewarding step from politics to jewelry maker
The master of new beginnings, George Chanos, is making a dramatic turnaround since spending two years as Nevada's attorney general in 2005 and 2006. His latest passion? Designing jewelry.
Lawyer suspended over altered checks
The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has suspended a Texas lawyer for 12 months.
High court suspends lawyer for poor service to clients
The Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for six months for being remiss in his duties, causing his clients to lose a civil case in 2006.
This is one lawyer less for 6 months
The Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for six months for being remiss in his duties, causing his clients to lose a civil case in 2006.
Ex-Lumbee lawyer: Secret talks sunk recognition
PEMBROKE, N.C. (AP) — A former lawyer for the Lumbee Indians says tribal leaders secretly met with gambling leaders for two years, even after a vote to keep gambling out of a recognition bill for the tribe.
Myrtle Beach lawyer Pavilack creditors fight over what's left
Bank officials and the trustee in charge of Myrtle Beach lawyer Harry Pavilack's finances are fighting in bankruptcy court over who has the right to an investment account Pavilack opened at a New York hedge fund.
Attorney honored by Law Journal
By TOM HOWELL JR. Citing his efforts to keep a publicly funded law clinic beholden to the Open Public Records Act, a Sussex County attorney has been named one of the New Jersey Law Journal's Lawyers of the Year.
County attorneys making changes in Dakota, Ramsey counties
The Dakota County attorney's office is shuffling its departments to become more efficient with staffing and workload.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Colorful defense lawyer works for clean shot at justice
In a gray courthouse where black-robed judges direct traffic for lawyers in black or blue suits who argue their cases in black or white, the cascade of color streaking off Linda Parisi comes as a shock.
U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento increases collections
The local branch of the U.S. attorney's office muscled up its collection efforts last fiscal year and took in nearly $108 million in criminal and civil judgments, roughly 64 cents more per dollar than it collected in 2008-09.
Lawyer slams Israel 'cover-up' of tear gas death
JERUSALEM, Sunday 2 January 2011 (AFP) - The lawyer of the family of a Palestinian woman who died after being tear-gassed by Israeli troops at a West Bank protest accused the military on Sunday of a cover-up.
Winter Haven Lawyer Appointed to 10th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
Lawyer Victor R. Smith of Winter Haven was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday to the 10th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission.
Attorney General Bill Schuette executed a new play with an old football teammate at the Capitol
Bill Schuette and Thomas Ludington played football together at Dow High School in Midland. Saturday, they executed a new play.
Winter Haven Lawyer Appointed to 10th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
Lawyer Victor R. Smith of Winter Haven was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday to the 10th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission.
Lawyer slams Israel 'cover-up' of tear gas death
The lawyer of the family of a Palestinian woman who died after being tear-gassed by Israeli troops at a West Bank protest accused the military on Sunday of a cover-up.
Kilpatrick attorney now stirring things up with own TV show
The last time most folks saw attorney Michael Alan Schwartz on TV, he was answering questions. Now, he's asking them, as host of "Schwartz's Law," a new legal affairs show. The 30-minute program, which airs at 7 p.m. Saturdays on WADL-TV (Channel 38), is designed to tackle the hot topics of the day, said Steve Antoniotti, the station's president and general manager.
Media can't term Rajesh Talwar an accused: Lawyer
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's lawyer Rebecca John Sunday lashed out at the media for branding Rajesh Talwar an accused in his daughter Aarushi's murder case, even though the CBI had not.
Lawyer Unsure Whether Toronto Teen Deported To Mexico
Daniel Garcia was due to be removed on Saturday, but federal officials won't tell his lawyers whether that has happened.
Cumberland County has new District Attorney
Billy West became the first new District Attorney of Cumberland County in 35 years. West took the oath of office this weekend. He takes over for retiring D.A. Ed Grannis, the second longest-serving District Attorney in the state.
Lawyer to Ivory Coast president warns invading troops 'could be going to their graves'
The lawyer for Laurent Gbagbo, the renegade president of Ivory Coast, has warned that troops participating in an international campaign to remove him by force would be going to their "grave".
Toronto teen apparently deported to Mexico, but lawyer unsure
Federal officials won't tell Daniel Garcia’s lawyers whether the teenager has, in fact, been removed.
US attorney general lax on WikiLeaks: Republican
US Attorney General Eric Holder is hurting the administration by failing to prosecute the founder of the WikiLeaks website and may need to step down, a top Republican said Sunday.
GOP investigator critical of attorney general
The Republican's top House investigator has a suggestion for Attorney General Eric Holder: Step it up or step down.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Caryl Louise Boies dies at 48
For attorney Caryl Louise Boies, no cause was hopeless, be it a class-action lawsuit against the federal government or a corporate giant -- or her own cancer.
Lawyer Wants To Get In On Blizzard Litigation Action
Among the many horror stories to come out of last week's blizzard was the report that hundreds of commuters were trapped on an A train for well over six hours in the midst of the chaos. Now, a Manhattan lawyer wants to get in on the stalled-train litigation action: "No one's trying to get rich off this...This is to hold the MTA accountable for what happened. We're really trying to get the MTA's ...
‘Relentless’ lawyer, Cy Smith, takes on the NFL
When Cy Smith decided to take on the National Football League six years ago, he was not thinking about the notoriety that would follow. All he saw was an employee with a compelling case against his employer’s pension plan. That the employee was pro football Hall of Fame center Mike Webster was secondary. “It looked [...]
US attorney general 'lax on WikiLeaks'
US Attorney General Eric Holder has been blasted for failing to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Power probe can't sit - Crown lawyer
THE New South Wales Crown Solicitor has released updated advice saying a standing committee cannot sit while the state parliament is prorogued.
Lacson lawyer to Chavit: Don't compare Ping with son Ronald
The lawyer of Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday criticized Ilocos Sur Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson for saying that the fugitive senator should first be expelled from the Senate before Congress expels his son, Rep. Ronald Singson.
A defense lawyer for the deaf
A defense lawyer for the deaf
Park lawyer documents Crossing benefits
The primary local attorney for developer Sam Park has submitted to city officials reported documentation of his compliance with the terms of potential tax breaks set two years ago for the Gloucester Crossing project. Attorney Michele Holovak Harrison said Gloucester Crossing "has completed two-thirds of its retail development, has obtained the initial building permit for the Holiday Inn Express ...
AG Madigan: Watch out of for repair scam
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning Illinois homeowners tobe aware of con artists who are going door-to-door and scammingconsumers out of thousands of dollars by promising cheap, quickdriveway repairs.
Lawyer suspended after funds misappropriated
A DeBary lawyer has been suspended from practicing law after an audit found she misappropriated funds from a trust account to pay her bills, the Florida Supreme Court announced.
Woodford state's attorney picks due
One or more of the nine applicants for the recently vacated Woodford County state's attorney position will be chosen for recommendation Monday night during a meeting of the Woodford County Republican Central Committee.
Lacson lawyer to Chavit: Don't compare Ping to son Ronald
The lawyer of Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday criticized Ilocos Sur Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson for saying that the fugitive senator should first be expelled from the Senate before Congress expels his son, Rep. Ronald Singson.
Dacer lawyer: Senate should discipline fugitive Lacson
UPDATED 4:00 p.m. - Even though Senator Panfilo Lacson is presumed innocent until proven guilty for the Dacer-Corbito killings in 2000, the Senate should discipline the fugitive senator for supposedly failing to perform his legislative duties, a lawyer of the family of one of the victims said.
Former lawyer's case to restart
By ERICA BLAKE BLADE STAFF WRITER Nearly 31/2 years after she was indicted on criminal charges for her dealings with an elderly client, former attorney Linda S. Cook will once again return as a defendant in court. A recent Supreme Court of Ohio decision sent the once on-hold case back to Lucas County Common Pleas Court. And according to the prosecutor's office, the case will resume where it left ...
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Cops hope for break in Qns. lawyer's '86 murder
Homicide detectives are hoping to get a hot tip that will help them crack a cold case -- the murder of a Queens real-estate attorney 24 years ago. Richard Belden, 53, picked up the staff payroll for his Long Island City law firm from a bank at about 10:30...
Attorney General Rob McKenna seeks tough anti-gang law
Washington’s attorney general wants to have legal power to crack down on gangs that prosecutors in California already possess. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist wants it too.
Lawyer claims roles conflict
SPRINGFIELD - A lawyer for two nightclub owners is calling for the removal of the chairman of the License Commission following a testy exchange at a meeting that imperiled the owners' liquor license over a $39,000 tax debt.
Lawyer claims roles conflict
SPRINGFIELD - A lawyer for two nightclub owners is calling for the removal of the chairman of the License Commission following a testy exchange at a meeting that imperiled the owners' liquor license over a $39,000 tax debt.
Protective Order Be Damned? Lawyer Says Amber Portwood Reuniting With Baby Today
Teen Mom trainwreck Amber Portwood is about to get a little bit of joy in her otherwise drama-filled life—she gets to reunite with her 2-year-old toddler as soon as today. A...
Khalid acting unconstitutionally, says BN lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — Umno lawyer Datuk Hafarizam Harun today said Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has exceeded his authority in barring the new state secretary from carrying out his job, in a move he said could disrupt the state’s civil service. The Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s legal advisor added that the MB was treading on ...
Fort Lauderdale attorney Caryl Boies dies
For attorney Caryl Louise Boies, no cause was hopeless, be it a class-action lawsuit against the federal government or a corporate giant — or her own cancer.
Attorney Caryl Boies dies at 48
Courtesy of the Boies family. ( January 2 , 2011 ) The founding partner of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP's Fort Lauderdale office, "she was indefatigable," said her father, David Boies, lead attorney for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in the Bush v. Gore case, which determined the 2000 election, and, with his opponent in that case, Ted Olson, led the fight to overturn California 's ...
Lawyer Not Convinced Client Killed State Trooper
The family of a man accused of shooting and killing a Georgia state patrol trooper says they have not spoken to Gregory Favors since his arrest. Their attorney is not sure police have the right man.