Home > Legal News

Legal News 09/2012 (Page 5)



Judge delays trial in defense attorney murder case
NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge has delayed until early next year the racketeering and murder trial of a prominent New Jersey defense attorney. The Record reports ( (link) Q4AlCx) that U.S. District Judge Dennis Cavanaugh granted a postponement ...
Petition seeks disclosure of public records
SANDPOINT — A former prosecutor is suing Bonner County to force the release of documents pertaining to the county's retention of outside legal counsel. Phil Robinson's petition also seeks $10,000 in attorney fees if the county does not release the ...
Rumford lawyer claims responsibility for Wilton school bomb scares
FARMINGTON, Maine — A Rumford-based lawyer said in Franklin County Superior Court on Friday that he took 100 percent responsibility for phoning in two bomb scares to elementary schools in Wilton in March. Ronald Hoffman, 53, of Sumner pleaded no ...
Kilpatrick lawyer has a chance against feds
LATEST NEWS; Kilpatrick lawyer has a chance against feds · More Michiganders lack employers health insurance ... Obama argues against Romney's “top-down... Houston officer kills double amputee in... Tom DeLay still waiting to learn legal fate ...
Sunday Profile: Retired Monmouth lawyer Scott McArthur reflects on Polk County ...
Sunday Profile: Retired Monmouth lawyer Scott McArthur reflects on Polk County ...
Freshfields Boosts US Litigation Practice With Addition Of Former S&C Partner ...
Freshfields Boosts US Litigation Practice With Addition Of Former S&C Partner ...
Legal largesse under the radar
CAROLINE MADDEN. PROFILE BALLYMUN COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE: IT'S FAIR to say the legal profession has been getting a bad rap in recent years – a perception of exorbitant fees combined with the uncovering of rogue solicitors has diminished the ...
Konias' lawyer says confinement harming his client
A man accused of killing his fellow armored car driver will have better access to his attorney after filing a motion challenging the conditions of his confinement in the Allegheny County Jail. The motion, which was withdrawn on Thursday after an ...
Rimsha case sent to juvenile court
Rao Abdur Rahim, the lawyer for Rimsha's neighbour Hammad Malik, who originally accused her, objected to the medical report, but Abbas told him he should apply to the juvenile court when it takes up the case. Rahim told the court that Rimsha girl is 21 ...
Embattled Chesapeake taps renowned litigator
Oklahoma City attorney James Webb, who joins Chesapeake full-time after serving as chief legal counsel on a contract basis for the past four months, will replace Henry Hood as Chesapeake's top lawyer,Gas Business Briefing reports. Hood, who was ...
Rimsha Maseeh case sent to Juvenile Court
The prosecution lawyer in the blasphemy case against Christian girl Rimsha Masih told the Court that the girl is 21 years old and that the medical report that termed her as a minor was wrong. The prosecution lawyer had earlier challenged the medical ...
Maine lawyer takes responsibility for school bomb threats
The Sun Journal ( (link) Pf9n8n ) reports that Hoffman's lawyer said in court that his client suffers from a variety of ailments and takes 10 medications that often interact, but accepts responsibility for his actions. HOME. Reader Reaction. We ...
Maine lawyer takes responsibility for bomb threats
The Sun Journal ( (link) Pf9n8n ) reports that Hoffman's lawyer said in court that his client suffers from a variety of ailments and takes 10 medications that often interact, but accepts responsibility for his actions. Information from: Sun ...
Litigator Technology Launches JuryStar 2.0 And JuryStar Law Student Jury ...
Litigator Technology Launches JuryStar 2.0 And JuryStar Law Student Jury ...
for the public good
Pro bono – for the public good. One of the legal profession's many distinctive traditions is work undertaken 'pro bono publico' – for the public good, that is to say, free of charge or sometimes, for a reduced fee. Pro bono work is not unique to the ...
Shaking down lobbyists once considered sport
GUTHRIE — Back in February I wrote an article describing the influence of certain lobbyists over the legislative process. I wrote that lobbyists, “ . . . are professional relationship manipulation experts and expert strategists, and they know the ...
St. Louis trial attorney helped Nixon prepare for debate
Randles, a skilled debater and a Harvard-educated lawyer, lost to Spence in the August primary for the GOP nomination. Randles could not be reached for comment this morning. Virginia Young is the Post-Dispatch Jefferson City bureau chief. For updates ...
Respect Lawyers; You May Need One Someday
Someday you may need a lawyer to help you through legal issue; you may be an innocent victim of a negligent driver, defective product, or medical error. If, and when, that happens, I am sure your respect of the legal profession will be one of justice ...
Defense lawyer accuses FBI agent of paying for Philippine prostitutes during ...
Defense lawyer accuses FBI agent of paying for Philippine prostitutes during ...
Big Law Steps Into Uncertain Times
Axiom is a firm founded by Mark Harris, a former lawyer at the white-shoe firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Harris is trying to rewrite the law firm business model. His firm, with some 900 lawyers, has no partners. The goal is to undercut the prices of ...
Hart seeks to keep working as lawyer
Law Society's Standards Committee lawyer Jan McCartney SC said Mr Hart had had plenty of time to notify his current clients that he was facing disciplinary proceedings and ran the risk of being struck off. She said the High Court could allow Mr Hart to ...
Lawyer Representing Authentic Campesino Movement of Aguan (MARCA ...
Lawyer Representing Authentic Campesino Movement of Aguan (MARCA ...
US agent spent taxpayer funds on prostitutes, lawyer alleges
U.S. agent spent taxpayer funds on prostitutes, lawyer alleges. An undercover FBI agent investigating weapons smuggling was reimbursed $1,600 for expenses at a club in the Philippines suspected of hiring underage sex workers. print. Comments. 0 ...
1100 Mass. inmates' cases might be tainted by lab
Huffman's lawyer, Bernard Grossberg, said the next step will likely be for the defense to ask that his client be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea. "He would not have pleaded guilty to the gun charges if it was not part and parcel of his plea on the ...
Defense Attorney: Bishop Remorseful, Physically Ill Over Shooting Spree
Amy Bishop, with her lawyer Roy W. Miller (Photo: WHNT News 19 Pictures: Amy Bishop Trial · Joy (Photo Courtesy MARF) Featured Pets Who Need Homes · Photo: NASA Pictures: Shuttle Endeavour Flies Home · plane1 Huntsville Cargo Giant Panalpina ...
Reed Smith, Freshfields, Edwards Wildman: Business of Law
“Michael is a highly respected trial lawyer and litigator, with a stellar reputation for steering clients through complex and highly publicized cases,” Julian Pritchard, Freshfields' U.S. managing partner, said in a statement. “His experience ...
Lawyer: Witness in 2009 Modesto slayings is not credible
MODESTO -- A defense attorney on Monday told the jury weighing the fate of three men charged in a double-murder case that the prosecution's key witness is not credible. Eric Arguello, 21, Victor Zapien, 24, and Kelly Valle, 28, are on trial ...
Dotcom's lawyer considering action against Government
Kim Dotcom's legal team have not ruled out pursuing legal action against the Government over illegal security breaches. It has been revealed that the Crown's foreign intelligence agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), unlawfully ...
Peterson lawyer asks judge to postpone sentencing
CHICAGO -- The lead attorney for Drew Peterson is asking a judge to postpone the former police sergeant's sentencing for the murder of his third wife. The Chicago Tribune reports ( (link) 9x7hl5a) that attorney Joel Brodsky made the request ...
Mistrial declared in south area pot robbery murder trial
A Sacramento Superior Court jury failed to reach a verdict today in the pot robbery-murder trial of Devenne Marquist Rodriguez and Judge Allen H. Sumner declared a mistrial. Deputy District Attorney Sheri Greco said prosecutors plan to pursue the ...
Lawsuit aims to invalidate amended contract of Diman's legal counsel
According to Hetzler's lawyer, Philip Beauregard, it was the magnitude of the increase in benefits and salary that prompted their court action. Brilhante said he accepts it if someone disagrees with the contract and the terms of it, but said he “takes ...
Defense attorney wants to inspect bottle found in L. Brooks Patterson's car ...
Defense attorney wants to inspect bottle found in L. Brooks Patterson's car ...
FBI agent spent U.S. tax funds on prostitutes, lawyer alleges
FBI agent spent U.S. tax funds on prostitutes, lawyer alleges. Print Email. 2012-09-26T00:07:11Z FBI agent spent U.S. tax funds on prostitutes, lawyer allegesVictoria Kim - The Los Angeles Times Daily Herald. 36 minutes ago • Victoria Kim - The Los ...
Anti-Muslim Filmmaker's Probation Case Creeps On
The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the case. Federal officials have said nothing publicly about the ...
William X. King Joins Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm as Associate in ...
William X. King Joins Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm as Associate in ...
Partners in Practice: The Era of Mandatory Retirement
Like other sectors of the economy, the Baby Boomers have had a dramatic effect on lawyer demographics. About 60 percent of law partners are now 55 or older, and by some estimates, a quarter of all practicing attorneys will be 65 or older by next year ...
Lawyers For Civil Justice (LCJ), Goals And Achievements
Third, there is a collaborative atmosphere in this organization, which I learned from and makes me more effective as an in-house lawyer for my organization. Every time I leave an LCJ meeting, I have a sense of renewed purpose. That renewed purpose ...
Viet Dinh '93 on government, academia and boutique law practice (video)
Viet D. Dinh '93, founding partner of Bancroft and a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, spoke at Harvard Law School on Sept. 18 at an event sponsored by Harvard Law School's Program on the Legal Profession. Dinh, who served as U.S. ...
Annual diocesan Red Mass honors ill and deceased members of the legal ...
Annual diocesan Red Mass honors ill and deceased members of the legal ...
Lawyer: East Haven police scandal winding down
... are more recorded conversations between the officers accused of harassing Latinos. Perhaps most surprising, the new indictment doesn't mention the then Police Chief by name, and his lawyer tells News 8 the FBI hasn't even tried to talk to Leonard ...
Suspect in slaying of couple in St. Maarten appears in court
The suspect is being held on preliminary charges connected with the killings; He denies any involvement in the killings, his attorney says; The suspect "heavily resisted" arrest; he and a police officer were wounded; Michael and Thelma King of South ...
Lawyer argues alleged strangler of SLO woman in 2009 has autism
A man accused of beating and choking a 90-year-old San Luis Obispo woman until she was unconscious cannot face criminal proceedings due to his autism, a defense attorney argued Wednesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. But the District Attorney's ...
$3M bail set for Seattle lawyer accused of raping 3 women
Allen, Grant's lawyer, said his client's arrest was the result of a misunderstanding. "They were threatening to hurt him," Allen told KING 5. "He was glad when the police showed up. He thought it was a mistake." After Grant's arrest, one of the clinic ...
Brady's lead defense attorney steps down
Storied trial lawyer David Baugh stepped down from his position as the state's regional capital defender late last week to return to private practice, according to media reports. Circuit Court Judge W. Allan Sharrett began Wednesday's proceedings by ...
James Winquist Trial: Defense Attorney plans to appeal 2nd degree murder ...
James Winquist Trial: Defense Attorney plans to appeal 2nd degree murder ...
Defense attorney says teen, not man charged with murder, killed Beason family
LINCOLN, Ill. — The attorney for a central Illinois man accused of killing a Beason couple and their three children admits his client killed the family's 14-year-old son but says the teen killed the other family members. Attorney Dan Fultz said during ...
Bar chairman reiterates need for improved social mobility as Pegasus Access ...
Bar chairman reiterates need for improved social mobility as Pegasus Access ...
PERSONNEL FILE: Gottlieb named Oil, Natural Gas Lawyer of the Year
Additionally, he was named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Charleston Oil & Gas Law "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year" in 2013. Best Lawyers in America is one of the ...
Oregon State Bar to prosecute Washington County district attorney, defense ...
Oregon State Bar to prosecute Washington County district attorney, defense ...
Video moments after lawyer shooting
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Just moments after an Albuquerque lawyer put a bullet in a stranger he had exchanged words with; police were on the scene at the downtown law firm with their lapel cameras rolling. The cameras do not just catch the bizarre ...