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Legal News 04/2011



Attorney hopes rally will sway Barbour to pardon sisters released on kidney donation condition
JACKSON, Miss. — An attorney says he hopes a rally Friday will put public pressure on Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential presidential candidate, to pardon two sisters whom the Republican released from prison earlier this year on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other.
Corbett nominates Chester County lawyer as labor secretary
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett on Thursday named a Philadelphia-area lawyer, Julia K. Hearthway, to serve as his labor secretary, rounding out his 27-member cabinet.
Corbett nominates Chester County lawyer as labor secretary
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett on Thursday named a Philadelphia-area lawyer, Julia K. Hearthway, to serve as his labor secretary, rounding out his 27-member cabinet.
Corbett nominates Chester County lawyer as labor secretary
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett on Thursday named a Philadelphia-area lawyer, Julia K. Hearthway, to serve as his labor secretary, rounding out his 27-member cabinet.
Veteran Merced prosecutor promoted to chief deputy district attorney
Longtime prosecutor Rob Carroll on Wednesday was promoted to chief deputy district attorney of the M
St Bess attorney convicted on fraud charges
Attorney-at-law Conrad Powell has been found guilty, in the May Pen Resident Magistrate's Court, on corruption charges and of attempting to pervert the course of justice. The 38-year-old attorney from St Elizabeth...
Lawyer for James P. Celebrezze says retired judge was not offered bribe to fix divorce case
A federal indictment Wednesday of former County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and former county employee Michael Gabor accuses Gabor of trying to bribe the judge in Gabor's divorce case with $10,000 passed through intermediaries.
Shaman Lawyer Offers Sheen Some Winning Accommodation Ideas For NYC
After the NY Post reported that Charlie Sheen and his entourage are having issues securing accommodations in NYC, Shaman Lawyer Vincent Presti wants to welcome Sheen to the Big Apple with some winning hotel suggestions. (PRWeb April 01, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
A 'Win Win' situation for local lawyer
A childhood friendship blossoms into a brush with Hollywood for a Jersey lawyer
Attorney settles suit over Fair Finance loan
Indianapolis -- The bankruptcy trustee for a company co-owned by indicted former Indiana businessman Timothy Durham has reached a $371,000 settlement with an attorney who allegedly defaulted on a loan from the business.
Immigration lawyer testifies for ex-CIA agent
An immigration lawyer specializing in U.S. asylum cases is set to testify for a former CIA agent on trial for perjury and immigration fraud.
The Lincoln Lawyer
A bottom-feeding lawyer reveals his conscience in a silky film noir.
Ex-Attorney Langston To Be Released
Former attorney Joey Langston, who was convicted in a Mississippi judicial bribery case, will be released from federal prison and be placed on home confinement.
Toyota Negligence Caused Long Island Man’s Car Accident, Lawyer Tells Jury
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) ’s negligence caused a 2005 Scion owned by a Long Island , New York, doctor to unexpectedly accelerate and smash into a tree, his lawyer told jurors at the end of a trial over the accident.
Mexican attorney general resigns
MEXICO CITY, April 1 (UPI) -- Mexico's attorney general, under fire for his handling of the spiraling drug war, has resigned.
Masand: 'The Lincoln Lawyer' is a slick thriller
Matthew McConaughey stars as cocky LA defense attorney Mick Haller in 'The Lincoln Lawyer'.
Lawyer: Boyfriend of cop recruit isn't talking
The lawyer for the boyfriend of a missing police recruit says his client does not know where the 35-year-old woman is.
Attorney sues Philadelphia after daughter stranded by ‘Live Stop’
Mike Dunn, KYW City Hall bureau chief A prominent Philadelphia lawyer is suing the Philadelphia Police Department after officers seized his car under the city's "Live Stop" program and left his daughter — who was driving — stranded in West …
Attorney General warns about scams against grandparents
Michigan seniors should be be on guard for telephone con artists scamming grandparents out of thousands of dollars by posing as grandchildren in distress, Attorney General Bill Schuette said today.
Shaman Lawyer Offers Sheen Some Winning Accommodation Ideas For NYC
After the NY Post reported that Charlie Sheen and his entourage are having issues securing accommodations in NYC, Shaman Lawyer Vincent Presti wants to welcome Sheen to the Big Apple with some winning hotel suggestions.
Attorney general says kids who read, succeed
NEW The Washington State attorney general says kids who can read are more likely to stay out of trouble.
Lawyer Wants Priests Accused Of Abuse Identified
The Archdiocese of St. Paul will not release a list containing 33 names of priests accused of sexually abusing minors.
Attorney pushes for school shooting suspect to stay in juvenile system
A shackled 15-year-old Michael Phelps kept his head down as he walked into a Morgan County courtroom Friday. His mother sat beside him, rubbing his back, apparently trying to console her son. A shackled 15-year-old Michael Phelps kept his head down as he walked into a Morgan County courtroom Friday. His mother sat beside him, rubbing his back, apparently trying to console her son. Right behind ...
Olsen announces bid for Commonwealth's Attorney
Deputy prosecutor makes courthouse announcement STAFFORD — Stafford County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Olsen announced Thursday afternoon in front of the Stafford County Courthouse that he will run for the county’s Commonwealth’s Attorney position.
Appellate court orders Stacey Castor's second lawyer paid for his work
Rochester court says Administrative Justice James Tormey had no authority to overrule trial Judge Joseph Fahey's order that lawyer Todd Smith be paid.
Mexico, long lagging in gender equality, nominates first female attorney general
Mexican President Felipe Calderón wasted no time in accepting the resignation of his attorney general and nominating Marisela Morales, currently the head of an investigative division on organized crime, to fill her boss's shoes.
Mexico, long lagging in gender equality, nominates first female attorney general
Following the resignation of Mexico's attorney general Thursday, Marisela Morales was quickly nominated to fill the post. Michelle Obama recently lauded her 'unfailing drive.'
Lawyer Seeks More Time To File Scott Peterson Appeal
Scott Peterson has asked the California Supreme Court for more time to appeal his death penalty conviction.
Tenafly attorney sentenced to four years for stealing $540,000 from client accounts
A disbarred Tenafly attorney was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for stealing nearly $540,000 from his clients’ accounts.
Ohio Attorney General to decide role of Cuyahoga County law director
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday he expects to issue an opinion this month, and Mason and FitzGerald pledged to abide by the ruling.
Ex-attorney Joey Langston to be released
Former attorney Joey Langston, who was convicted in a Mississippi judicial bribery case, will be released from federal prison and be placed on home confinement on April 18.
Punish church for Sylvestre’s crimes: Lawyer
LONDON, Ont. — The lawyer for one of Charles Sylvestre’s sexual assault victims says the London diocese must be punished for its alleged coverups and the “silent shuffle” of the pedophile priest.
D.C. Superior Court judge declares mistrial over attorney’s competence in murder case
A D.C. Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Friday in a 2008 murder case and allowed the defendant to fire his New York-based attorney, who exhibited what the judge said were numerous signs that he lacked knowledge of proper trial procedure, including telling the jury during his opening statements that he had never tried a case before.
Lawyer: Media coverage 'affecting fair trials'
WOODBRIDGE -- Thomas Ullmann, co-counsel for Steven J. Hayes in the Cheshire triple homicide trial last fall, told a gathering Thursday night that use of Twitter, news cameras and laptops in the courtroom interferes with the right to a fair trial.
Attorney hit with more fraud charges
Group bilked insurance companies out of thousands, prosecutor says. Prosecutors on Wednesday filed additional charges against a Glendale attorney who already faces 38 counts in connection with a 2009 auto insurance fraud investigation.
Salem lawyer loses his license over mismanaged funds - www.roanoke.com
The personal injury attorney admit that he couldn't defend himself against the complaints. The law license of a Salem personal injury lawyer has been revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board after he acknowledged claims he mismanaged some of his clients' funds. According to information released by the Virginia bar, Steven Helm declared on March 23 that he could not defend himself ...
Federal attorney’s boots leave impression
Federal prosecutor Gary Humble drove his truck to his last day of work at the U.S. attorney’s office in Chattanooga, though he would have preferred his motorcycle.
City attorney placed on administrative leave
The Manhattan Beach City Council placed the city attorney on one-week paid administrative leave effective Tuesday, but have released few details on why.
Judge sides with AG's Office in documents fight
The state Attorney General's Office was in the right when it used documents in a former employee's personnel file as part of an ongoing discrimination lawsuit, a federal magistrate ruled.
Lawyer in Prudential suit facing his own legal battle
A lawyer suing Prudential Insurance Co. used his anticipated attorney fees as collateral for a $10 million-plus loan that he still owes, according to papers filed in Superior Court in Hackensack.
Lawyer wants more time to file Peterson appeal
Scott Peterson has asked the California Supreme Court for more time to appeal his death penalty conviction.
Lawyer charged with threatening to kill Seattle judge
A Mercer Island attorney has been charged with threatening to kill Seattle Municipal Court Judge Kimi Kondo.
Lawyer: 'Ombudsman's defiance may lead to impeachment'
MANILA, Philippines - The failure of the Office of the Ombudsman to implement a Malacañang order may be grounds for another impeachment charge against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, a legal expert said.
Lawyer seeks more time to file Scott Peterson appeal
Former Modestan Scott Peterson has asked the California Supreme Court for more time to appeal his death penalty conviction.
MTV Teen Mom's Lawyer Claims a Set Up
The lawyer for "Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans tells TMZ that his client is the victim of a set up, and money is at the bottom of it all.
Rahy's Attorney hitting it big
A local racehorse is making a major impact south and north of the border. Last Saturday, Rahy's Attorney made a case as to why he's one of North America's top turf runners when he took the $150,000 Pan American Stakes at Florida's Gulfstream Park racetrack.[...]
Lawyer seeks more time to file Peterson appeal
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Peterson has asked the California Supreme Court for more time to appeal his death penalty conviction. Peterson’s lawyer sought the extension Friday — the deadline for the automatic appeal. It was the second such request made by Peterson’s lawyer Cliff Gardner.
Lincoln Lawyer a guilty pleasure
THIS enjoyable legal thriller is about a self-satisfied defence lawyer confronted by the moral compromises of his profession.
Lawyer: ‘Ombudsman’s defiance may lead to impeachment’
The failure of the Office of the Ombudsman to implement a Malacañang order may be grounds for another impeachment charge against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, a legal expert said.
2G: Attorney general, Radia among CBI witnesses
Attorney General Goolam E Vahnavati and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia are among the 125 witnesses listed in the Central Bureau of Investigation chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam.