Home > Legal News

Legal News 05/2007 (Page 24)

Governor's office throws attorney general a curve - in softball matchup (Rocky Mountain News)
In the end, the final score read Governor's Office, 8, Attorney General's Office, 6.

NASA's lawyer may face inquiry (Orlando Sentinel)
Michael Wholley admits he destroyed records from a contentious meeting. A key congressional leader said Thursday that NASA's top lawyer may have committed a crime in destroying a recording of a controversial meeting between agency Administrator Michael Griffin, his embattled inspector general and agency staffers.

Pak lesbian couple want to be put in same jail: Lawyer (rediff.com)
The lawyer for a Pakistani lesbian couple, who have been put in separate jails recently for marrying, has petitioned the court that they should be put in the same prison.

OAKLAND / City attorney ticketed for not wearing seat belt (San Francisco Chronicle)
Oakland City Attorney John Russo was ticketed this week for not wearing his seat belt, authorities said Thursday. Russo, 48, acknowledged that he wasn't strapped in when he was pulled over about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. He said...

House panel upset lawyer destroyed NASA tapes (The Plain Dealer)
Cape Canaveral, Fla. - NASA's top lawyer said Thursday that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office because he wanted to make sure the meeting details weren't made public.

NASA lawyer admits to destroying recording (Spacetoday.net)
NASA's top lawyer told members of Congress at a hearing Thursday that he destroyed...

Lawyer's e-mail under scrutiny (Honolulu Advertiser)
The Hawai'i State Bar Association's board of directors is considering issuing a statement today that says lawyers play a key role in helping protect constitutional and civil rights, but whether a Honolulu attorney seeking to challenge Kamehameha Schools' Hawaiians-first admission policy violated any ethical rules should be left to the state agency in charge of overseeing lawyer misconduct.

Attorney returned to Benton County (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — A Rogers attorney accused of stealing thousands of dollars from clients was transported Wednesday from Tunica, Miss., and is now in the Benton County Jail. (Benton County Daily Record)

Lack of service gets lawyer suspended (NWAnews.com)
A lawyer from Huntsville was suspended Thursday by the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct for three months after failing to perform services after a client paid him $2,500. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)

NASA Lawyer Destroyed Meeting DVD (RedNova)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's top lawyer said

Corzine nominates deputy attorney general for judge (phillyburbs.com)
Gov. Jon. S. Corzine yesterday nominated a deputy attorney general from Medford for a Superior Court judgeship.

No guaranteed right to a lawyer in all cases, top court rules (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA (CP) - Canadians have no constitutionally guaranteed right to a lawyer in all legal proceedings they undertake, says the country's top court.

Gunshop owner's lawyer questions police response (Boston Herald)
ARLINGTON - A gun shop owner and his lawyer question the action of police officers who arrived quicklywhen the shop was burglarized earlier this month but were unable to apprehend the thieves. Dean Carnahan,...

No guaranteed right to a lawyer, top court rules (CTV.ca)
Canada's highest court ruled Friday that citizens don't have a constitutional right to a lawyer in every legal case they are involved in.

Attorney General makes fresh Litvinenko demand (Times Online)
The Attorney General today told Russia's chief prosecutor that the man accused of poisoning Alexander Litvinenko must be extradited to Britain, as the diplomatic standoff between the two countries showed no sign of easing.

NASA's chief lawyer may face criminal probe (USA Today)
NASA's top lawyer, Michael Wholley, could face a criminal investigation for destroying video recordings of a meeting involving the agency's leaders and members of its investigative staff. Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., who heads the House science committee's investigative panel, said Thursday that he and the panel's ranking republican, Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner, were weighing whether to write ...

No guaranteed right to lawyer in all cases, top court rules (The Chronicle Herald)
OTTAWA — The country's top court has blocked a crusade by Vancouver lawyer Dugald Christie to make legal services tax-free — and in the process decreed that Canadians have no constitutional right to be represented by a lawyer in all the legal proceedings they undertake.

Attorney: Charge Dropped Against Broncos' Marshall (CBS4 Denver)
Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall no longer faces a false-imprisonment charge stemming from a domestic dispute, his attorney said.

Wall of Honor in Attorney General's Office Lauds Sacrifices (RedNova)
By Christina Nuckols, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. May 25--RICHMOND -- Attorney General Bob McDonnell looked up into the face of a handsome young Marine on Thursday as Maggie Sticklen pointed out the photograph of her son. Cpl.

Pa. attorney general approves Mercy Hospital-UPMC merger (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
The state Attorney General has approved the merger of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Pa. attorney general approves Mercy Hospital-UPMC merger (Centre Daily Times)
The state Attorney General has approved the merger of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

City Attorney Dunlap Resigns After 35 Years (Polk County Democrat)
City Attorney George T. Dunlap, III, submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, May 22, after the Bartow City Commission received the results of a city employee morale survey.

Leahy, Specter ask Rove’s lawyer for more e-mails (The Hill)
The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday asked the lawyer of top White House aide Karl Rove to hand over more of Rove’s e-mails as they continue to investigate the controversial firings of several U.S. attorneys.

Doan's attorney fires back for leaked report (FCW.com)
Lurita Doan, administrator of the General Services Administration, is firing back at Special Counsel Scott Bloch because of a leaked report on his office’s investigation into Doan’s alleged Hatch Act violation. Michael Nardotti Jr., an attorney with Patton Boggs who represents Doan, wrote a letter to OSC May 24 “to express utter outrage that the confidentiality of the report concerning ...

Attorney: Students Should Sue Over Tuition Hikes (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Students at Arizona's three universities should be able to sue over any tuition increase they consider unconstitutional, an attorney argued before the state Supreme Court.

U.S. attorney named to be district judge (The Kentucky Post)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has nominated Amul R. Thapar, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern Districtan of Kentucky, to become a federal judge for the district.

Attorney: Charge dropped against Broncos' Marshall (9 News Denver)
CASTLE ROCK (AP) - Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall no longer faces a false-imprisonment charge stemming from a domestic dispute, his attorney said.

Fiji thugs terrorise Kiwi lawyer (Stuff)
Masked men have invaded the Fiji home of a Wellington lawyer, leaving it "like a murder scene" with blood everywhere.

Lawyer convicted of ex-wife's murder loses appeal (Boston Globe)
A former Stratham lawyer convicted of murdering his ex-wife nearly 11 years ago has lost another appeal.

Union and Patients Seek Attorney General Help in Stopping Closure (RedNova)
DETROIT, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of Michigan AFSCME Council 25 along with Inell Howard and Lorraine Fuque (sometime patients at St. John's Riverview) have jointly petition Attorney General Cox to initiate litigation to stop the closure of St. John's Riverview Hospital.

Ex-city attorney gets probation, $500 fine for fixing DWI charge (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - May 25, 2007 8:24 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former city attorney convicted of taking $$500 to drop a DWI charge was sentenced today to a year and a half of probation and a...

Lawyer hassled as she leaves Fiji (Stuff)
LATEST: A New Zealand lawyer whose Fiji home was left like a murder scene this week has managed to leave Nadi today but was hassled by authorities on the way out.

Decision on charges within a month, says state attorney (Bangkok Post)
The Office of the Attorney-General is confident it can decide within a month whether to indict ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Khunying Potjaman in the Ratchadaphisek land purchase case.

Tontitown Decides To Keep City Attorney On Lawsuit (The Morning News)
TONTITOWN -- City Attorney Mark Dossett will handle a federal lawsuit against Tontitown over a proposed recreational vehicle park, the City Council determined in a special session Friday night.

Federal Judge Slashes Fees Sought by Attorney in Pro Se Tax Victory (Law.com)
A federal bankruptcy court judge in New York has slashed the fees sought by an attorney for representing himself in an action against the IRS. The judge last May took the unusual step of allowing Paul S. Hudson to seek attorney fees for his successful pro se efforts. Shortly afterward, Hudson submitted a bill for $21,206. But in a recently completed review of Hudson's application, which the judge ...

Attorney says Gibbs made sexual advance (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
A stunning development in the case of Moe Gibbsthe man charged with killing New Salem's Mindy Morgenstern. Prosecutors say Gibbs made a sexual advance and was spurned. The alleged motive was unveiled today by Assistant Attorney General Jonathan

Attorney: Haven avoids foreclosure - Counsel for homeless shelter says mortgage payments met (Johnson City Press)
The Haven of Mercy has made good on nearly $18,000 in past due mortgage payments on its homeless shelter and transitional house one week ahead of a pending foreclosure sale of the properties, an attorney for the ministry said.

Order releases list of freedmen to court-appointed attorney (Muskogee Phoenix)
The court-appointed tribal attorney for the freedmen, Nate Young III, received a list of all 2,800 registered freedmen just for use in his litigation.

Lawyer: Tyson gets travel break (Philadelphia Daily News)
Mike Tyson's lawyer said the former heavyweight champion yesterday was given permission by a judge in Phoenix to travel outside of Arizona and California while his drug charges are pending.

Attorney general comments on Vines case (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Attorney General Jim Hood responded to questions regarding M.L. “Binkey” Vines’ embezzlement charges Friday for the first time since Vines pleaded guilty.

Friday Not The First Arrest For Attorney (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- A Rogers tax attorney arrested Friday in connection with fraud and theft charges has run adrift of the law before because of financial dealings.

Lawyer's suspension upheld (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - The Supreme Judicial Court upheld yesterday the four-year suspension of an immigration lawyer who had practiced here.

Platte picks attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- The Platte County Commission chose a local attorney Wednesday to replace Mary Eikenberry.

New Platte attorney will work part time (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- The new Platte County attorney will fill the post on a part-time basis in order to maintain his private law practice, county commissioners said Wednesday.

Attorney General Says No Evidence Of Price Gouging In Northwest Arkansas (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- It's the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pumpdrive prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

Huntsville Attorney Loses License For Three Months (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Huntsville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three months, the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct announced Thursday.

Panel treating judge unfairly, attorney says (Lansing State Journal)
Judge Beverley Nettles-Nickerson is eager and able to get back to work while charges against her proceed, her attorney told the Michigan Supreme Court in papers filed Friday.

Tontitown Decides To Keep City Attorney On Lawsuit (The Morning News)
TONTITOWN -- City Attorney Mark Dossett will handle a federal lawsuit against Tontitown over a proposed recreational vehicle park, the City Council determined in a special session Friday night.

Rape suspect's lawyer seeks separate trials (Calgary Sun)
Alleged Falconridge rapist Andrew Aurie Jefferson will seek to have a separate trial on some of his charges, his lawyer said yesterday. Defence counsel Tonii Roulston told court she plans to make a severance application so Jefferson won't face all the charges he is accused of at one time.

Attorney: Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign (KXAN 36 Austin)
Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez could resign before the end of this week, said his attorney Monday. Attorney Robert Jenkins said Hernandez has cleaned out his desk at the sheriff's office and turned over county property in his sheriff's vehicle to the chief deputy.