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Legal News 03/2009 (Page 25)

Oakland building evacuated after attorney's office receives suspicious package (Contra Costa Times)
A suspicious package that forced the evacuation of a 12-story office building Tuesday after it was delivered to the office of civil rights attorney John Burris turned out to be some wires and part of a radio, Burris said.

Brewer appoints attorney as state gaming director (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed a federal prosecutor as the new director of the state agency that regulates Indian casinos. Mark Brnovich) is an assistant U.S. attorney whose work focused on federal offenses occurring in gambling operations in the state.

Casey Anthony's attorney asks for private hearing before judge (Sun-Sentinel)
Jose Baez doesn't want to tip off others about defense's theories Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, doesn't want the public to know about any defense theories that are being developed.

'Thousands' of caribou available in Labrador: lawyer for Quebec Innu (CBC North)
Quebec Innu who have been accused of killing threatened caribou of Labrador feel the animals are plentiful enough to warrant a hunt, their lawyer said Tuesday.

Huntsman signs bill to keep judges from awarding attorney fees in some cases (FOX 13 Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Jon Huntsman has signed a bill into law to prohibit judges from awarding attorney fees to people who successfully sue the government over issues of broad public concern.

Nicholas Stefanov, boyfriend of 'Real Houswives' star Kelly Bensimon, started scuffle, says lawyer (New York Daily News)
Blame it on the boyfriend. The lawyer for Kelly Killoren Bensimon - one of "The Real Housewives of New York City" - says her jilted beau was responsible for the lovers' quarrel that landed the reality star in court.

Madonna defends adoption attempt; Ben Affleck regrets TV special with Jennifer Lopez; Rihanna's lawyer denies ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
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Lawyer Tracie Washington appeals court decision in New Orleans City Hall e-mail flap (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A judge's order that blocks access to thousands of unfiltered New Orleans City Council e-mail messages for possibly a year is a violation of activist lawyer Tracie Washington's free speech rights, her attorneys argue in a petition to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal seeking a review of the ruling.

City Attorney Fails To Appear At NOAH Meeting (WDSU New Orleans)
The New Orleans city attorney failed to show up Tuesday for a special City Council committee meeting called to get answers about the ongoing investigation into the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program.