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Legal News 08/2010 (Page 72)

Lawyer says 'Jersey Shore' criminal
LOS ANGELES - Fans of MTV's "Jersey Shore" love the outsized personalities and the occasional fisticuffs. But it's hard to throw a punch without making some enemies, and chief among them might be New Jersey-based attorney Eugene Lavergne.

Lower Merion School District ordered to pay plaintiff's lawyer $260,000
A federal judge Monday ordered the Lower Merion School District to pay about $260,000 now - and potentially much more later - to the lawyer who brought the lawsuit over the district's webcam monitoring.

Attorney: gradual progress in rectifying bookkeeping, upload practices in recorder’s office
DECORAH – Winneshiek County Attorney Andrew Van Der Maaten said Monday, gradual progress is being made toward rectifying concerns with some practices in the county recorder’s office.

Lawyer criticizes survivor in Cheshire home invasion
A lawyer for one of two men charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion criticized the sole survivor of the attack that killed his wife and two children, saying he was trying to sway the jury with frequent comments to the news media.

Lawyer: Prosecutor faces federal probe
A lawyer confirmed Thursday that federal authorities are investigating ties between his client and Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly, and blasted their tactics.

Attorney: Project planners stalled
Boone County Planning Commission officials are in a flap over a huge development project, in which it is alleged they improperly waited for almost three weeks to release a letter outlining conditions for approval of zone changes needed for the project in Hebron.

Judge lowers disbarred lawyer's bail amount
A judge on Tuesday lowered to $50,000 the bail amount a disbarred Port Orange lawyer must pay to get out of jail while awaiting trial on a felony charge.

Judge to attorney: Pay $100K to former client
A Conroe attorney has been ordered to pay $100,000 in damages to a former client for breach of fiduciary duty.

Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from trust
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A former Cape Girardeau lawyer has pleaded guilty of felony stealing for embezzling $325,000 from a deceased client's trust fund.

In first upstate TV debate, 3 of 5 Democratic attorney general candidates show
ROCHESTER — In their first upstate debate Tuesday night, Democratic candidates for state attorney general took on issues from taxing cigarettes sold on reservations to whether they would investigate funding of a mosque near Ground Zero.

Manitoba judge, lawyer face probe over past personal lives
A Manitoba judge and her lawyer husband are facing an uncertain future after complaints about their past personal affairs were recently brought forward to a pair of judicial governing bodies.

Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.

One lawyer’s call for treason charges
'We can’t afford for our heroes to be playing with this nation, betraying the constitution and the people of the nation for the sake of a few dollars'