Home > Legal News

Legal News 04/2011 (Page 4)



Lawyer expects man to plead guilty in kidnap case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she...
Deltona backs attorney in residency dispute
Gary Cooney's second home meets the city's requirement for residency, city commissioners decided late Monday.
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty in Dugard case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said Monday he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
Lawyer: Settle lawsuit or risk losing
A lawyer representing the city of Key West says the city should pay $57,500 to a man who was struck by a police car in November 2009. The payment would settle a lawsuit Key West resident David... read more
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.
Deutsche Bank supervisor not responsible: lawyer
A defense lawyer for one of the accused Deutsche Bank building construction supervisors said Tuesday his client was just "a guy with clipboard" - and not responsible for the deaths of two firefighters.
See you in court - the Belfast libel lawyer fighting for Uri Geller
See you in court - the Belfast libel lawyer fighting for Uri Geller
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty to abducting California girl held captive for 18 years
SAN FRANCISCO - An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.
Attorney’s fees denied in “Dyas Triangle” lawsuit
The request by the city of Fairhope and Mayor Tim Kant to recover $1.2 million in attorney’s fees from the plaintiffs in the “Dyas Triangle” lawsuit was denied Wednesday in an eight-page order.
Nodine's attorney blasts retrial
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she will need several more weeks to review existing evidence and examine new leads before deciding to retry former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the murder of April Downs.
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty in Dugard case
An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges in a decision that could be part of a strategy to help his wife, one legal expert says.
Lawyer: Garrido Expected to Plead Guilty in Dugard Case
Lawyer expects man to plead guilty to abducting California girl held captive for 18 years
Assistant City Attorney Receives Professional Award
City of Topeka’s Assistant Attorney Judy Olander has been named the recipient of the Honorable E. Newton Vickers Professionalism Award by the Topeka Bar Association.
Defense team of Vietnam dissident lawyer says judge violated law, constitution
HANOI, Vietnam — The defense team of a prominent Vietnamese dissident lawyer has filed a complaint to authorities alleging the presiding judge broke the law by obstructing their rights to hear full evidence presented during the trial.
Will Another Attorney Leave Casey Case?
Another defense team may soon be off the case.
Attorney seeks reconsideration of sentence in Citadel armed robberies
Peter Brown, the attorney representing Stephen Francois filed a motion on Friday morning for reconsideration of sentencing.
Attorney Casey scores $10 million verdict in Philadelphia
Attorney Matthew Casey sued doctor for client's negligent diagnosis.A lawyer from Scranton won a $10 million award on Monday for a 60-year-old man in a medical malpractice suit that hinged on claims a noted expert on ALS misdiagnosed the man with the fatal neuromuscular disease.
Defence team of Vietnam dissident lawyer says judge violated law, constitution
HANOI, Vietnam - The defence team of a prominent Vietnamese dissident lawyer sentenced this week to prison has filed a complaint alleging the judge in his trial broke the law by obstructing their rights to hear all the evidence.
Atlanta attorney fifth man arrested in Synergy securities fraud case
An Atlanta attorney has become the fifth man arrested in connection with what investigators called a scam by a Robertsdale finance company that bilked millions from investors through the sales of bogus securities.
Attorney general requesting 3 execution dates in span of 15 days
The attorney general's office plans to ask the state Supreme Court to set an execution date that could mean three death row inmates would be executed in 15 days.
Lawyer: Inmate incompetent
A lawyer for death row inmate Robert Simon Jr. claims the prisoner hit his head in prison and is incompetent for execution.
District Attorney's Office take two women into custody for prostitution at Hereford Township business
The Berks County District Attorney’s office has issued a statement involving the arrest of two women in Hereford Township on charges of prostitution.
Lawyer expects Phillip Garrido to plead guilty in Jaycee Dugard case
An attorney in the kidnapping case of Jaycee Dugard says he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges.
Attorney general rules UI must release records
SPRINGFIELD -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the University of Illinois violated the law by improperly denying records from its presidential search to The News-Gazette in a case that dates back to April 2010. read more
Syrian frees seven human rights activists: lawyer
Seven human rights activists detained by the Syrian authorities in a security crackdown last month have been freed, a lawyer announced on Tuesday.
Attorney general requesting 3 execution dates in span of 15 days
The attorney general's office plans to ask the state Supreme Court to set an execution date that could mean three death row inmates would be executed in 15 days.
N.F.L. Players Put Faith in Antitrust Lawyer
As the players’ suit against the N.F.L. begins Wednesday with court arguments, they will be represented by Jeffrey Kessler, one of the most prominent and provocative lawyers in sports.
Memphis lawyer who embezzled millions from clients to be released in December
A Memphis lawyer who has served just one year of a 10-year prison sentence for stealing millions from clients will be paroled in December.
Defense attorney questions Oakland editor's killer
TERRY COLLINS Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. The defense attorney for a former Oakland community group leader on trial for three murders has asked the prosecution's key witness if his client specifically ordered him to "kill" one of the victims. During cross examination Tuesday, the attorney for Yusuf Bey IV questioned Devaughndre Broussard about the killing of Odell Roberson, Jr., in July ...
Lawyer challenges Rawlings on judges’ appointments
An Accra-based legal practitioner is challenging claims by former president Rawlings that the superior courts are packed with judges appointed by former president JA Kufuor.
Conn. reviewing rules to run for attorney general
Connecticut lawmakers are considering changes to the qualifications needed to run for attorney general after a dispute last year ended up before the state Supreme Court and ended one candidate's campaign.
Lawyer: NY tower fire fueled by many problems
A defense lawyer says two firefighters died battling a blaze in a toxic ground zero tower because of "a perfect storm of bad circumstances" far beyond the purview of three construction-company supervisors who face manslaughter charges.
Attorney: Alleged Victim Empowered By Brown
Saying he was empowered by Sen. Scott Brown's revelation that he was the victim of a sexual assault when he young camper, another local man has come forward saying he too was sexually abused by a counselor at a Cape Cod camp, possibly the same one Brown attended.
Attorney General looking into SSO finances
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will investigate the shutdown of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The goal of the investigation is to determine whether refunds can be made to people who have already bought tickets.
Former Attorney General Interviews For Judgeship
A former state attorney general who ran unsuccessfully for governor was among dozens of judicial candidates.
Bonds May Testify, Lawyer Says, as Prosecutors Finish Case
Home-run king Barry Bonds may testify in his own defense, one of his lawyers said after prosecutors finished presenting seven days of testimony from more than a dozen witnesses including baseball players who said they received steroids from Bonds’s ex-trainer.
Supreme Court suspends Pasco attorney for 90 days
By Robert Napper, Times Correspondent Tuesday, April 5, 2011 NEW PORT RICHEY — The Florida Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of a local attorney for making himself and his wife the beneficiaries of an elderly client's will, and neglecting another client's estate case. Attorney Donald Ray Peyton has been suspended for 90 days by the Supreme Court following an investigation by the Florida ...
Judge: Lawyer can't represent Schmidt in suit
A lawyer who works for the Turkish American Legal Defense Fund can't represent Rep. Jean Schmidt in a defamation lawsuit filed on her behalf against former political opponent David Krikorian, and a different lawyer for the congresswoman must disclose records that could show who is paying her legal bills, a judge has ruled.
Attorney Renard Francois to seek at-large Metro Council seat
Candidate has varied background, including stint at FCC More
North Dakota attorney general rejects opinion request on NCAA meeting
BISMARCK - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he won't weigh in on whether a meeting between North Dakota's Board of Higher Education, state officials and the NCAA should be open to the public.
Nev. Attorney General Warns Of Email Leak
A massive breach of security within a national marketing firm has drawn a warning for consumers from the Nevada Attorney Generals Office.
District Attorney Says Bond Revoked
The Cambria County District Attorney said she is relived for the victim’s safety in the capture and arrest of Allen Hamp on Monday night.
County attorney appears to reverse course on Eversole
We've heard about commissioner possibly being removed from office, but County Attorney's Office has apparently changed its mind
My Lawyer, My Vulture
In Argentina, the only thing more dangerous than the rampant auto accidents and understaffed hospitals is the ambulance-chasing attorneys who prey upon the injured and grieving. Pablo Trapero’s Carancho , a social exposé-cum-thriller, concentrates on one such “carancho&...
Elena Ford court appearance delayed
Ferndale- The attorney for a Ford heiress arrested on of suspicion drunk driving Sunday night said today his client would not be in court to face charges until later this month.
Attorney General: Insurance-Fraud Ring Shut Down
An insurance-fraud ring that defrauded insurance companies using staged automobile accidents and other fraudulent claims has been shut down, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Judge made sentencing mistake
PHILADELPHIA, April 5 (UPI) -- A skinhead suspected of a 1989 killing in Philadelphia and convicted almost 20 years later of conspiracy to murder could go free in 2014, his lawyer says.
Inside the district attorney`s office
Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson will be the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Estes Park`s regular meeting this Thursday. He will introduce the audience to the functions of the district attorney`s office.
Psychiatrist's lawyer-brother grabs spotlight at discipline hearing
Dr. Surendra Chaganti is accused of misconduct by the state healing arts board, but it was Naren Chaganti — his brother and lawyer — who came under fire at the psychiatrist's discipline hearing Tuesday.
Attorney General Holder unbowed on 9/11 trials, despite reversal
For Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., the past year has been something of a lonely pursuit.