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Legal News 10/2011 (Page 17)



Kilpatrick lawyer requests review of law blocking book profits
There is no guarantee the Michigan Supreme Court will consider a request to review the constitutionality of a state law used to prevent former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from receiving profits from the sale of his book.
Baby Lisa's Parents Get Top Defense Lawyer Joe Tacopina
Lisa Irwin's Mom Admits She Drank Enough to Be Drunk Night Toddler Vanished
Kilpatrick lawyer requests review of law blocking book profits
There is no guarantee the Michigan Supreme Court will consider a request to review the constitutionality of a state law used to prevent former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from receiving profits from the sale of his book.
Lawyer waives felony hearing for Riesel in Herkimer Co. murder
A felony hearing for a woman accused of murdering a Little Falls man in exchange for money has been waived by her lawyer.
Attorney joins Colonial Williamsburg trustees
WILLIAMSBURG — Serving on the Board of Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg will be a family affair for its newest member, Leslie Anne Miller. She’s an attorney who lives in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and is married to trustee Richard B. Worley.
Opening statements begin in trial of noted NJ defense lawyer accused in murder plot
NEWARK, N.J. — The government is making its opening statement in the trial of a noted New Jersey defense attorney charged with setting up the murder of a potential witness. Paul Bergrin is a former federal prosecutor whose clients as a defense attorney included Queen Latifah (lah-TEE’-fuh) and the rap group Naughty By Nature. He was arrested in May 2009 and accused of running a racketeering ...
Trial starts for ex-US Attorney accused in murder plot
NEWARK, NJ — The government is making its opening statement in the trial of a noted New Jersey defense attorney charged with setting up the murder of a potential witness. Paul Bergrin is a former federal prosecutor whose clients as a defense attorney included Queen Latifah and the rap group Naughty...
Trial Begins for NJ Lawyer Accused in Murder Plot
Opening statements begin in trial of noted NJ defense lawyer accused in murder plot
Treasurers legal work is questioned
Representation of council member is not an ethical violation, city's lawyer says, but he urges a change
KC Baby: New Attorney Introduced For Family
An attorney for the parents of a missing 11-month-old Kansas City girl are making a statement to the media on Monday afternoon.
Va. Lawyer, State Bar at Odds Over Blog
A Richmond lawyer says the Virginia State Bar violated his free-speech rights when it told him put an advertising disclaimer on his blog.
Lawyer Snapshot: Charles Stambaugh
Family: Wife, three daughters, four grandchildren. Pets: None.
Attorney seeks to move Osborn murder trial out of Johnson Cuonty
Eric Osborn, the man accused of killing his girlfriend in their mobile home last spring, is seeking to get his first-degree murder trial moved out of Johnson County.
Lawyer calls Amanda Knox 'she-devil'
Lawyers have described Amanda Knox, convicted of killing her roommate as a 'she-devil' and a 'witch'.
US Attorney’s Office Activity
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming.
Drink-driving lawyer fined
A Westport lawyer who hid coins in his mouth in a bid to beat a police breath-test machine has admitted he ''lost the plot'' and acted ''like a complete prat''.
Morton case taken over by Texas Attorney General's Office
The Texas Attorney General's Office will now serve as special prosecutor in the case of a Williamson County woman's murder from 25 years ago, after her husband was recently exonerated of the crime.
Lawyer: Son did not admit killing Ma
The counsel of the 25-year-old nursing student who was charged with parricide for killing and burying his mother inside a storage room in their house at M. Gochan Street in Barangay Mambaling has denied that Christian “Lucky” Dalangin executed an affidavit of extra-judicial confession.
New York lawyer arrested for immigration fraud
A New York lawyer suspected of ringleading a multi-million dollar immigration scam has been captured in Canada after five years on the run.
Police: IDs, power of attorney papers found after 4 disabled victims rescued in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Dozens of pieces of identification and power of attorney documents have been discovered after a Philadelphia landlord found four mentally disabled adults locked in the squalid basement of his building, a discovery that points toward a wide-ranging fraud scheme, police said Monday. Investigators are still processing the documents and reaching out to authorities in multiple ...
Attorney Bergrin tells jury murder conspiracy fabricated by drug dealers
At times emotional, and at times loud and forceful, Paul Bergrin professed his innocence and accused federal prosecutors of attempting to railroad him with a collection of lying witnesses who would do and say anything to get what they wanted.
NJ lawyer says murder plot charges based on lies
A once-prominent defense attorney who made a reputation representing people accused of murder and drug trafficking urged jurors to reject murder charges against him because the government's case was based on lies by the type of people he used to call clients.
Contempt move in Bellfield case
The attorney general launches contempt of court proceedings against the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror over coverage of the conviction of Levi Bellfield.
Attorney For Teen In Ibis Investigation Withdraws
An attorney for the West Palm Beach teenager who was the focus of a federal investigation that included a search of his Ibis Golf & Country Club home has withdrawn from representing him in another case.
Attorney General speaks on Cornell Arms case
Attorney General Alan Wilson said Monday that politics played no role in his decision last week to ask the State Supreme Court for a rehearing in a case involving a Columbia security guard who shot and killed a man on a public sidewalk.
Attorney accuses UW-Madison of discrimination
An attorney for a conservative group is telling state lawmakers that the University of Wisconsin-Madison that the school clearly discriminates against prospective white and Asian student applicants.
Attorney says Burlington murder suspect fit to stand trial
The defense attorney for murder suspect Daniel Whalon says his client is mentally fit to appear in court.
Missing baby's family hires Van der Sloot attorney
A prominent New York City defense attorney has been hired to represent the parents of a missing Kansas City baby.
Ex-attorney in Va. Beach guilty of stealing from estate
NORFOLK A federal court jury Monday convicted former Virginia Beach attorney Brian Gay of nine counts of fraud and related charges, finding that he bilked about $400,000 from the estate of a deceased client.
Edwards denies lawyer has a conflict of interest
Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards in a letter to a judge is challenging whether his lawyer has a conflict of interest in the criminal case against him for alleged campaign funding violations.
John Edwards stands by lawyer, denies any conflict of interest regarding possible witnesses
RALEIGH, N.C. — Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards in a letter to a judge is challenging whether his lawyer has a conflict of interest in the criminal case against him for alleged campaign funding violations. Federal prosecutors have questioned whether Washington lawyer Abbie Lowell can fairly represent Edwards after previously representing two potential witnesses. Read full article >>
Baby Lisa's family hires Van der Sloot attorney
A prominent New York City defense attorney has been hired to represent the parents of a missing Kansas City baby.
Ceglia told lawyer to ignore Facebook court order: filing
(Reuters) - The New York man claiming half of Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg's stake in the social networking company told his lawyer not to comply with a court order to turn over email data, a court filing shows.
Ceglia told lawyer to ignore Facebook court order: filing
(Reuters) - The New York man claiming half of Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg's stake in the social networking company told his lawyer not to comply with a court order to turn over email data, a court filing shows.
Ohio attorney general: time to toss unwanted pills
Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs as part of the state's effort to fight addiction and overdose deaths.
Attorney and paralegal sentenced for immigration fraud
Two men were sentenced on Monday on charges of conspiracy to harbor aliens, according to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.
Lawyer for accused Syrian spy denies wrongdoing
The lawyer for a Virginia man accused of acting as a Syrian spy says his client's recent travel to that country was part of a fact-finding mission led by a U.S. congressman, not part of an espionage conspiracy.
Ceglia told lawyer to ignore Facebook court order, filing says
The New York man claiming half of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's stake in the social networking company told his lawyer not to comply with a court order to turn over email data, a court filing shows.
Lawyer aims for clear, adaptable laws for business
From a 17th floor conference room in the Molasky Corporate Center downtown, Ballard Spahr attorney Robert Kim enjoys a spectacular view of Glitter Gulch, the Strip and the valley's far southern reaches.
Attorney Accuses UW-Madison Of Discrimination
An attorney for a conservative group is telling state lawmakers that the University of Wisconsin-Madison that the school clearly discriminates against prospective white and Asian student applicants.
Top state attorney resigns over dominatrix scandal
A top attorney for the state making nearly $79,000 a year is accused of moonlighting as a paid dominatrix.
‘The No Doctor Cop Lawyer Show’: Meet ‘Adventure Time’ creator Pendleton Ward!
Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time features a whole madcap array of exciting magical creatures, nobly heroic quests, in-your-face surreality, anthropomorphized candy,
Ex-Libyan PM in hospital after hunger strike: lawyer
TUNIS (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's jailed former prime minister has been taken to hospital in Tunisia's capital with complications from a hunger strike, his lawyer said on Monday.
Lawyer for accused Syrian spy denies wrongdoing, claims he traveled to Syria with congressman
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The lawyer for a Virginia man accused of acting as a Syrian spy said Monday that his client’s recent travel to that country was part of a fact-finding mission led by a U.S. congressman, not part of an espionage conspiracy. The congressman, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, denies knowing the man. Read full article >>
Let board members in, attorney tells Tri-City
Carlsbad attorney Leon Page is demanding that the Tri-City Healthcare District reopen its closed door meetings to two board members who have been excluded.
Parents of missing baby hire lawyer
A prominent New York City defense attorney has been hired to represent the parents of a missing Kansas City baby.
Lawyer for accused Syrian spy denies wrongdoing
The lawyer for a Virginia man accused of acting as a Syrian spy said Monday that his client's recent travel to that country was part of a fact-finding mission led by a U.S. congressman, not part of an espionage conspiracy. The congressman, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, denies knowing the man.
Dana's sister hires senior libel lawyer
DANA’S SISTER, Susan Stein, has engaged a libel lawyer in response to the presidential candidate’s statements about malicious and false accusations being made concerning sex abuse.
Gatti didn't know he was signing will, lawyer says
Boxer Arturo Gatti didn't know what he was doing when he signed a will shortly before his death, the lawyer for the Gatti family tells a court in Montreal.
Holloway Suspect's Ex-Attorney Agress to Represent Missing Missouri Baby's Parents
Joe Tacopina, who represented the prime suspect in the Natalee Holloway mystery in Aruba, traveled to Kansas City, Mo., on Monday to meet with 11-month-old Lisa Irwin's parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, for the first time