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Attorney News 02/2011 (Page 2)



Attorney asks for suit to be dismissed
An attorney for the Fayette County Drug Task Force has argued in legal papers that a civil suit brought by an inmate should be dismissed because there is no cause of action against the task force. Raymond E. Peterson, 48, of Uniontown sued the task force and Uniontown police in 2009, claiming he was physically assaulted and improperly charged with drug offenses. Peterson filed the suit himself ...

City attorney finds law firm violated pay-to-play
TRENTON - A powerful Atlantic City law firm will lose its contract in Trenton after the city attorney found it had violated the pay-to-play ordinance with donations to a political action committee that supported Mayor Tony Mack.

Lawyer Lozano files carnap-murder complaint vs Dominguez brothers before DOJ
Lawyer Oliver Lozano on Wednesday filed a complaint of carnapping with murder against the suspected leaders of a carnapping syndicate for the death of his son Emerson.

Hotel Lawyer: How improving fundamentals make 2011 the year of "Great Expectations" for the Hotel Industry | By Jim ...
Hotel Lawyer on the state of the hotel industry. At the ALIS conference last week, Smith Travel gave a great overview on the final results for 2010 as well as its outlook for 2011 and 2012. The numbers are very interesting!

Hansen appointed Montgomery County attorney
Marc Hansen was named the Montgomery County government attorney by the County Council on Tuesday. Hansen has served as acting county attorney since January 2010 and has worked in the county attorney's office for more than 26 years.

Hibbing Attorney Wins Dem. Primary
A Hibbing attorney has won a Democratic primary for a Minnesota House seat last held by former state Rep. Tony Sertich.

Lawyer says lottery winner will lose out
Irish lottery winner Patricia Daly Eisel will very likely have to split her winnings with her separated husband, according to an top New York marital attorney.

Collins has Attorney’s Office in tough bind
At a time when Chris Collins needs a good legal team, he’s cutting his office of in-house counsel. The county executive’s latest budget dropped the Law Department’s authorized strength from 27 to 19, the fewest anyone can remember. Not every job is filled. Vacancies occur all the time.

Attorney Kenneth Eade Has No Involvement with Supatcha Resources, Inc.
Attorney provided legal work in the past but has no involvement with Supatcha or its press releases.

Attorney eyes class-action suit to refund fines
Attorney eyes class-action suit to refund fines - VICTORVILLE Before a City Hall packed with tea pa

Military cops didn't ask about possible torture: lawyer
A lawyer for Amnesty International says military police didn't want to ask "inconvenient questions" about the possible torture of Afghan prisoners.

Clemens expected to defend attorney selection to federal judge
A judge has directed baseball's Roger Clemens to appear in a federal courtroom Wednesday afternoon to discuss whether his chief defense attorney has a potential conflict of interest in his upcoming criminal trial.

Council blocks mayor's attempt to appoint different borough attorney
DEMAREST — The Democratic council majority rejected Republican Mayor Raymond Cywinski's appointments for the borough attorney and tax appeal attorney on Jan. 24.

Defense attorney seeks 8 years for Hecker instead of 10
Hecker also asks for drug and alcohol rehabilitation program

Attorney asks for suit to be dismissed
An attorney for the Fayette County Drug Task Force has argued in legal papers that a civil suit brought by an inmate should be dismissed because there is no cause of action against the task force. Raymond E. Peterson, 48, of Uniontown sued the task force and Uniontown police in 2009, claiming he was physically assaulted and improperly charged with drug offenses. Peterson filed the suit himself ...

Lawyer testifies Barnes didn't wish for aggressive treatment
In tense court hearing, Lana Barnes clashes with doctor, attorney over her husband's wishes for medical care.

Cops didn't ask torture questions: lawyer
OTTAWA - A lawyer for Amnesty International says military police didn't want to ask "inconvenient questions" about the possible torture of prisoners in Afghanistan.Paul Champ was summing up the human rights group's case in front of a military watchdog agency that's been investigating what the army knew — or should have known — about alleged abuse.In his Wednesday summation, he said evidence ...

Iran jails lawyer who has defended activists
An opposition website says a prominent Iranian lawyer who has defended opposition activists has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Clemens: No concerns over lawyer's Pettitte advice
Baseball standout Roger Clemens says he's not concerned that his attorney briefly represented his former-teammate-turned-accuser Andy Pettitte.

Lawyer says WikiLeaks suspect isn't dual citizen
The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks says his client does not hold dual U.S.-British citizenship.

Casey Attorney Jose Baez Under Investigation
The Florida Bar has an open investigation into Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Military cops didn't want to ask 'inconvenient' questions on torture: lawyer
OTTAWA - A lawyer for Amnesty International says military police didn't want to ask "inconvenient questions" about the possible torture of prisoners in Afghanistan.

Roger Clemens Waives Right to Appeal on Lawyer Conflict in Federal Hearing
Ex-New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens , accused of lying to Congress about steroid use, told a federal judge he waived his right to challenge a possible conviction on grounds involving his lawyers’ potential conflict of interest.

Lawyer says WikiLeaks suspect Manning isn’t dual citizen
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks says his client does not hold dual U.S.-British citizenship. The statement Wednesday by attorney David Coombs deflates an effort by Amnesty International to get British authorities involved in a dispute over...

Attorney change comes two days before court hearing for Lisette Lee
Lisette Lee has switched attorneys two days before she was expected to plead guilty to hauling 13 suitcases of marijuana to Columbus last June.

Lawyer says WikiLeaks suspect isn't dual citizen
An Army private suspected of giving classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks doesn't hold dual U.S.-British citizenship, his lawyer said Wednesday.

BR attorney pleads guilty to mail fraud
A Baton Rouge attorney under investigation for the mishandling of real estate transaction money for the state’s police pension fund pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges last year, according to recently unsealed federal court documents from the investigation.

Clemens waives lawyer conflict of interest issues
Retired Major League Baseball star pitcher Roger Clemens waived any possible conflict of interest issue that might result from his main attorney's brief representation of ex-teammate Andy Pettitte.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joins Republican Party
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joins Republican Party: Below is a message from AG Caldwell:

Mounties should probe Afghan abuse allegations: Lawyer
The lawyer for a human rights group says military police were intimidated by senior commanders into ignoring allegations of abuse.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell switches to Republican
BATON ROUGE -- Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. File photoAttorney General Buddy CaldwellCaldwell announced the party switch Wednesday. He says he feels more comfortable with what the GOP represents nationally and...

Attorney General Caldwell makes switch to GOP official
NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has made his move to the Republican Party official. “After consulting with my family, friends, and closest advisors, I have decided to accept the invitation to join the Republican Party,” Caldwell said. Reports surfaced Monday about the switch to the GOP. The move means Caldwell, who is up for re-election this year, is no longer the state ...

Bill tells N.C. attorney general to join health-care fight
Attorney General Roy Cooper would be directed to join the legal fights under way against the federal health care reform legislation under a bill that passed the state House of Representatives this evening.

Hecker attorney recommends 8-year sentence
The attorney for auto mogul Denny Hecker is asking that his client serve no more than eight years in prison for committing bankruptcy fraud and defrauding lenders. But government prosecutors want him jailed for 10 years.

Lawyer says NFL owners' unity similar to NHL owners before lockout
An outside labor lawyer for the NFL says the league's owners are as unified right now as NHL owners were when that sport lost an entire season to a lockout.

HBT: Clemens is keeping his lawyer after all
As we mentioned this morning, Roger Clemens was in court today to deal with is attorney’s conflict-of-interest. It’s all resolved now. Conflicts have been waived and another attorney is going to cross-examine Andy Pettitte. Tough break for the prosecution. Oh well.

NFL Labor Lawyer Says Owners Unified Vs. Players
Labor lawyer for NFL says owners' unity now reminds him of when NHL lost entire season

Hecker attorney recommends 8-year prison sentence
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The attorney for former Twin Cities auto magnate Denny Hecker is asking that Hecker serve no more than eight years in prison. Hecker is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court

Clemens waives attorney-based Pettitte conflict
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens told a federal judge Wednesday that he waives any conflict of interest that may arise from his lead criminal defense attorney briefly representing his former-teammate-turned-accuser Andy Pettitte.

Lawyer defends chief's handling of impaired charge
The lawyer for Guy Lonechild is defending how the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) chief has handled an impaired driving charge.

Clemens waives any conflict involving attorney
Baseball standout Roger Clemens told a federal judge Wednesday that he waives any conflict of interest that may arise from his lead criminal defense attorney briefly representing his former-teammate-turned-accuser Andy Pettitte. In December 2007, Houston lawyer Rusty Hardin briefly advised both players just before the release of a report alleging they used performance-enhancing drugs.

NFL owners are united, labour lawyer
An outside labour lawyer for the NFL says the league's owners are as unified right now as NHL owners were when that sport lost an entire season to a lockout.

State Attorney opens investigation of Riviera Beach closed-door meeting
State Attorney opens investigation of Riviera Beach closed-door meeting

Clemens waives any conflict involving attorney
Baseball standout Roger Clemens told a federal judge Wednesday that he waives any conflict of interest that may arise from his lead criminal defense attorney briefly representing his former-teammate-turned-accuser Andy Pettitte.

Iran jails lawyer who has defended activists
An opposition website says a prominent Iranian lawyer who has defended opposition activists has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Lawyer pay angers county
Hamilton County leaders are outraged - and pointing fingers - over a new contract that gave big raises to a Cincinnati law firm and pays that firms' paralegals at least double what even the most experienced county prosecutors earn.

Lawyer tells court of land deal concerns
A SOLICITOR has told the Commercial Court former Fianna Fáil councillor Gerard Killally made “little or no money” out of a land deal in Co Offaly.

Lawyer says WikiLeaks suspect isn't dual citizen
An Army private suspected of giving classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks doesn't hold dual U.S.-British citizenship, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Labor lawyer: NFL owners like NHL's when season was lost
An outside labor lawyer for the NFL says the league's owners are as unified right now as NHL owners were when that sport lost an entire season to a lockout.

Attorney's accusation prompts investigation of Gig Harbor police chief
An accusation by an attorney representing the Gig Harbor Police Guild has prompted city officials to ask the Washington State Patrol to open an investigation of Police Chief Mike Davis, two sources told The News Tribune today.



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