Home > Legal News

Legal News 09/2011 (Page 6)



Kilpatrick Lawyer Convicted Of Misconduct
A Detroit lawyer who was involved in the Kwame Kilpatrick text messages scandal has been convicted of misconduct.
Murder charge filed in attorney's death
WAILUKU, HAWAII -- The Maui County Prosecuting Attorney has filed murder and kidnapping charges against Gerald W.
Attorney seeks conditional release for Noriega
An attorney representing Manuel Noriega said Wednesday that he plans to ask a French judge to authorize the former Panamanian leader's conditional release.
On eve of sentencing, lawyer lauds cop who ordered hit on fellow cop
Former Chicago Police Officer Jerome Finnigan seemed like a model cop.According to his lawyer, he won the department’s highest award for valor, helped solve five murders and took dozens of guns and hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs off the street.But he was also one of the dirtiest cops in recent Chicago history, federal prosecutors say.Finnigan, who pleaded guilty to ordering a hit on ...
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Chula Vista City Attorney hosting public forum on mortgage fraud
City attorney Glen Googins will host a public forum on legal options and resources for distressed homeowners from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Salt Creek Community Center, 2710 Otay Lakes Road.
Trusted Richland attorney advised many agencies
Attorney Donald Gates, a devout Presbyterian, was an advocate not only for his clients but for others in need.
Attorney general OKs Morton Hospital sale
Attorney General Martha Coakley's office announced Wednesday her approval of the transfer of the nonprofit Morton Hospital in Taunton and Quincy Medical Center to the Boston-based for-profit Steward Health Care System.
Freiberg named Bradley County attorney
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Crystal R. Freiberg is the new Bradley County attorney, County Executive D. Gary Davis announced Wednesday.
Top Deal Lawyer Leaves Weil Gotshal for Advent
James Westra had been co-head of the Weil Gotshal's private equity group and ran its Boston office.
Attorney compares Ross shooting to war's 'collateral damage'
COURTS: Killing of Melody Ross is called `collateral damage' as case goes to jury.
Accusations against York County Attorney go public
YORK — Turmoil swirling around York County Attorney Bill Sutter heated up markedly Tuesday afternoon.
Shacknai Attorney Demands Zahau Attorney Stop Remarks
The attorney of Spreckels mansion owner Jonah Shacknai is demanding that the lawyer hired by the family of Rebecca Zahau stop her media barrage about the death investigation.
On eve of sentencing, lawyer lauds cop who ordered hit on fellow cop
Former Chicago Police Officer Jerome Finnigan seemed like a model cop.According to his lawyer, he won the department’s highest award for valor, helped solve five murders and took dozens of guns and hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs off the street.But he was also one of the dirtiest cops in recent Chicago history, federal prosecutors say.Finnigan, who pleaded guilty to ordering a hit on ...
Attorney general to turn up heat on sex trade patrons
The Indiana Attorney General’s campaign to fast-track legislation to combat human trafficking will soon include a new target: Patrons of prostitutes whose demand for purchased sex fuels the illicit flesh trade.
Attorney General Schuette relaunches cyber safety initiative to protect kids from predators
Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative restarts with the school year.
Ind. lawyer: IBM bid to depose Daniels 'meritless'
If Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels can promote his book and lead a motorcycle tour, he isn't too busy to testify about his decision to cancel a contract with IBM Corp. to automate welfare applications, the technology giant contends in a court filing.
NKY Attorney Pleads Guilty To Theft
A Covington attorney has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from his clients and forging the signature of a state senator.
Lawyer, environmental leader Thom Rumberger, 79
E. Thom Rumberger, an attorney, environmental leader and Republican activist known for his independent streak, died Wednesday in Tallahassee from complications related to diabetes. He was 79. Tall (6'6"), courtly and with a passion for the environment and politics, Rumberger was a long-time champion of preserving and protecting the Everglades as chairman of the Everglades Trust. He also was ...
Murder charge filed in Santa Cruz attorney's death
The Maui County Prosecuting Attorney has filed murder and kidnapping charges against Gerald W. Galaway Jr., of Santa Cruz, in connection with the Thursday homicide of Santa Cruz attorney Celestial Cassman on an oceanfront cliff on Maui.
Murder charge filed in Santa Cruz attorney's death
The Maui County Prosecuting Attorney has filed murder and kidnapping charges against Gerald W. Galaway Jr., of Santa Cruz, in connection with the Thursday homicide of Santa Cruz attorney Celestial Cassman on an oceanfront cliff on Maui.
Northern Kentucky attorney pleads guilty to theft
A Covington attorney has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from his clients and forging the signature of a state senator.
Detroit lawyer in Kilpatrick text-message scandal convicted of misconduct
A hearing panel with the state Attorney Discipline Board found that Valerie Colbert-Osamuede lied to the Detroit City Council, a Wayne County Circuit judge and the Attorney Grievance Commission. She faces up to a five-year suspension of her law license.
Detroit city lawyer guilty of professional misconduct in Kwame Kilpatrick text message scandal
A lawyer for the City of Detroit was found guilty Wednesday of five counts of professional misconduct for actions in the text message affair that brought down Kwame Kilpatrick's administration.
Lawyer for Gatti's widow questions U.S. probe
The lawyer representing Arturo Gatti's widow says the investigation into the boxer's death has not been reopened in Brazil.
Lawyer discusses Barnes' death
The attorney for the ex-boyfriend of Phylicia Barnes' half-sister says his client was not responsible for the Monroe teen's death, WBTV is reporting.
Ex-Milberg Lawyer Weiss Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit Over Madoff Withdrawals
Melvyn Weiss, former co-founding partner of the law firm Milberg LLP, said he would seek dismissal of a lawsuit by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff’s defunct firm that demands return of money withdrawn from the Ponzi scheme over 15 years.
Lawyer for Gatti's widow rejects suggestion new probe underway
Go to TSN.ca for details. #TSN
Attorney: Accused killer's confession coerced
The attorney for an Illinois man accused of murder in southeast Missouri says police pressured his client into confessing.
County Attorney Denies Misconduct
York County, Nebraska Attorney Bill Sutter says accusations of misconduct made against him are inaccurate.
Lawyer says 82-year-old man shot 2 in self-defense
An 82-year-old man from Revere is facing charges after allegedly shooting two people he said were trying to break into his home, but his lawyer says it was a clear case of self-defense.
Lawyer says 82-year-old Revere man shot 2 in self-defense
CHELSEA - An 82-year-old man from Revere is facing charges after allegedly shooting two people he said were trying...
Attorney Pleads Guilty To Theft
A Covington attorney has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from his clients and forging the signature of a state senator.
Attorney Braulio Baez to lead PSC despite ethics violation
Braulio Baez, a Miami attorney and former regulator, is expected to be the new executive director of the Public Service Commission.
Attorney: Confession Coerced In Cape Girardeau Killing
Prosecutors Say Evidence Will Prove Their Case
Attorney General Schuette encourages students to be safe, responsible online
Attorney General urges students to practice cyber safety.
Lawyer Questioning East Dublin Chief on Shooting
A hearing is under way before a Laurens County magistrate judge on whether to issue an arrest warrant against East Dublin police office Jeffery Deal in last year's fatal shooting.
Lawyer staged abduction says Police
The lawyer who claimed he was abducted on Wednesday, had staged it with the help of a private security firm, Police Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody said.
Lawyer for Arturo Gatti's widow rejects suggestion new probe underway in Brazil
MONTREAL - The lawyer representing Arturo Gatti's widow says the investigation into the boxer's death has not been reopened in Brazil.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says a scam is targeting grandparents
The Ohio Attorney General’s office is warning about a scam that’s been circulating for years, and is expected to gain strength as kids go back to college. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports it targets the good intentions of grandparents.
Attorney: Man charged in Francine Conversa-Redburn death wants 2nd-degree murder plea deal
Mark A. Abraitis’ attorney, William D. White, said that county Assistant Prosecutor Jon Sahli told him his office is not offering a plea deal “based on the strength of their case.”
Maui Police: Lawyer tried to escape boyfriend
Wearing only a bathing suit, Celestial Cassman ran up to a random car on a Maui highway and begged the driver for help. A man grabbed the Santa Cruz attorney from behind and dragged her away, telling the driver, "Everything is fine."
Harris County attorney slams Port commission, calls for transparency
County Attorney Vince Ryan on Thursday called for greater transparency and accountability at the Port of Houston Authority, citing high salaries, a corporate approach to managing taxpayer dollars, mas
Attorney General Warns Grandparents Of Scammers Ahead Of “Grandparents Day”
The Attorney General says his office has received almost 100 complaints about a grandparents scam this year. Get details.
Attorney: Ark. weatherman innocent in Maumelle death
An attorney for a local meteorologist says no foul play was involved in the death of a 24-year-old Mountain Pine man.
Lawyer fails to set aside order to return RM45,875
GEORGE TOWN: Lawyer Jason Ong Khan Lee has failed in his bid to set aside a Sessions Court judgment ordering his legal firm to return US$12,500 (RM45,875) held in trust to a company producing customised playing cards.
Rod Underhill joins race for Multnomah County district attorney
Underhill and Kellie Johnson, a former Multnomah County deputy district attorney, are the only two candidates so far to announce they are running for the position held by Michael Schrunk since 1981.
Ohio justices, lawyer task force to study death penalty
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio's top court and state bar association will form a joint task force to review the administration of the state's death penalty, the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court said on Thursday.
State attorney general says she's committed to tackling San Bernardino County corruption case
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that despite the challenges at her office due to limited resources, her office remains committed to assisting San Bernardino County prosecutors in a sweeping corruption probe.
Attorney general to investigate county attorney
YORK - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, as he was leaving the News-Times office on Wednesday morning, said he was minutes away from placing a call to his office, ordering an investigation into alleged misconduct by York County Attorney Bill Sutter.