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Legal News 02/2010

Henry F. Miller, lawyer, community leader (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Henry F. Miller, 71, of Society Hill, a lawyer and community activist, died Thursday at home of an apparent heart attack or stroke.

Lawyers question Va. attorney general's role in private case (Washington Post)
In just his second week in office, Ken Cuccinelli II, Virginia's attorney general, returned for a day to his private practice in Fairfax County to try a case in juvenile and domestic relations court.

Georgia attorney general says he'll fulfill promise in governor's race (The Florida Times-Union)
ATLANTA - Georgia voters never promoted an attorney general to the post of governor in the 20th century, and the last one that tried it failed to get his party's nomination. Thurbert Baker aims to change the trend in the new century.

Attorney General Asked to Look Into Calls To School Board Members (KOLN Lincoln)
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has been asked to look into allegations the Beatrice Public Schools board violated the state's open-meetings law.

Hiring the Appropriate Miami Personal Injury Lawyer (Turks.US)
Every victim wants to et the right compensation. And you can only achieve this, if you have the right lawyer that will defend you. If you fall as a victim of a personal injury, you usually think of the best way on how to win the case.

School Board attorney to join John Morgan firm (Orlando Sentinel)
It appears that outgoing school board attorney Frank Kruppenbacher has already landed his next gig –Â att John Morgan ’s high-profile firm of Morgan and Morgan.

District Attorney Christie Stanley to retire shortly (The Santa Ynez Valley News)
Just three years after she was sworn in as Santa Barbara County district attorney, Christie Stanley is retiring because of poor health.

The American Lawyer's Lateral Report: The Great Recession Led to an 11 Percent Spike in Am Law 200 Lateral Partner ... (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK----Despite a dismal year in the legal industry on many fronts, the annual Lateral Report in the February issue of The American Lawyer reveals that lateral partner moves in the Am Law 200 reached record heights in 2009.

Tyler's lawyer fights replacement plans (UPI)
BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Steven Tyler's lawyer has sent a letter to his U.S. band Aerosmith warning the musicians not to replace Tyler while he is in rehab, Billboard.com reported.

Attorney General, AARP ElderWatch urges Coloradans to beware of fraudsters posing as Census workers (Tri-Lakes Tribune)
Special to the Tribune Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and AARP ElderWatch urged Coloradans today to beware of scam artists using the 2010 Census as a means to steal their personal information, commit identity theft or commit other crimes.

GOP gubernatorial wannabe Rep. Rick Lazio rips into Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (New York Daily News)
GOP gubernatorial wannabe Rick Lazio ripped into Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Monday, saying "you can't lead from a foxhole.".

Attorney: Man’s Mafia link hurts Baggett (North Little Rock Times)
Attorney John Wesley Hall filed a motion with a federal judge asking for an accused Cabot man linked to the Mafia to have a separate trial from two North Little Rock men.

Schwieman's lawyer will ask judge to throw out Feb. 23 recall ballot (The Flint Journal)
FLUSHING TOWNSHIP, Michigan — A lawyer for Flushing Township Supervisor Don Schwieman will ask a judge on Tuesday to take the recall attempt off the ballot. The hearing will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Hon. Richard...

Judge threatens lawyer in BP blast cases (Galveston County Daily News)
TEXAS CITY A lawyer representing plaintiffs in the 2005 BP refinery explosions case could face contempt charges if he doesn't produce financial records.

Lawyer asks assessment panel to assign negative net worth to Statler Towers (The Buffalo News)
The Statler Towers is a "dead building" that has a negative market value, a lawyer told Buffalo's assessment review panel at a hearing today in City Hall.

Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.

Attorney Waite turns his life story around (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Safford’s newest attorney can relate to the old adage, “You can do whatever you put your mind to.” Jeremy (J.J.) Waite, who was raised in Safford and was a high school dropout, has come back to the Valley and is working at the law office of Matt Clifford.

Toronto 18 member entrapped by police: lawyer (CBC.ca)
The lawyer for a man found guilty of terrorism offences says his client was entrapped by a police agent and "dragged in" to the Toronto 18 plot.

SEC Sues Lawyer Over Opinion Letters In Penny Stock Offerings (Fox News)
SEC Sues Lawyer Over Opinion Letters In Penny Stock Offerings

La. attorney general: Shops can sell 'Who Dat' shirts (CBS Sports)
Louisiana's attorney general said Monday that local T-shirt makers don't need the National Football League's permission to sell shirts with the phrase 'Who Dat,' as long as they don't make other references to the New Orleans Saints or NFL.

NFL, Louisiana attorney general settle 'Who Dat' misunderstanding (NFL.com)
Louisiana's attorney general said Monday that shops can sell T-shirts with the phrase "Who Dat" and the fleur-de-lis symbol if they don't make other references to the New Orleans Saints or the National Football League.

Former lawyer of Chelsea captain Terry now in Bridge camp (tribalfootball.com)
A celebrity lawyer who worked closely with Chelsea captain John Terry has switched camps. The Daily Mail says the celebrity lawyer who was part of the specialist off-field team that kept wayward England captain Terry in check over a number of years is now working for the Wayne Bridge camp. Angus McBride is a partner of London law firm Kingsley Napley representing Manchester City 's Bridge in the ...

Schuette leads attorney race (Detroit Free Press)
In the race for state attorney general, Republican Bill Schuette, a former appellate judge and congressman, is in the best financial shape, with $217,128 cash on hand as of Dec. 31. Meanwhile, in the race for secretary of state, Democrat Jocelyn Benson, a Wayne State University law professor, was in the best position of all candidates, with $207,306 as of Dec. 31.

Fostoria lawyer fined $5,000 for spy camera (The Toledo Blade)
TIFFIN — A Fostoria lawyer who had a pinhole camera in the restroom at his office was placed on community control for four years yesterday and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Sitting in Seneca County Common Pleas Court, visiting Judge Russell Wiseman of Crawford County also ordered Donald Guernsey, 57, to undergo a psychological evaluation and any ordered treatment. Guernsey, who was convicted on ...

Local Lawyer Provides Free Immigration Help to Haitians (WRUF AM850 Gainesville)
A local lawyer has his sights set on bringing relief to Haitian immigrants for free.

The Attorney and all that media savvy (Adelaide Now)
ATTORNEY-General Michael Atkinson makes the point almost ad nauseam to everyone in the media, apparently even to his staff when he corrects their media releases, that he used to be a cadet journalist at The Advertiser.

Clare Short tells Iraq inquiry Attorney General 'misled' Government over war (The Scotsman)
The Attorney General "misled" the Government over the case for going to war with Iraq, Clare Short told the inquiry into the conflict today.

Lawyer: Kim Rothstein will go after pre-Ponzi assets (Sun-Sentinel)
Kim Rothstein, wife of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, will seek half of whatever assets they owned before the illegal investment scam began, her lawyer Scott Saidel said.

Troy King, Luther Strange about even in fund-raising for attorney general race (Mobile Press-Register)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Incumbent Troy King and his GOP challenger, Birmingham attorney Luther Strange, are almost even in campaign funds raised with the Republican Party primary 4 months away.

Ex-lawyer and developer sentenced (WXVT 15 Greenville)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Disbarred McComb lawyer Dwayne Deer and his client, real estate developer James Todd Phillips, each will spend more than three years in federal prison for their participation in a scheme to acquire millions in fraudulent mortgage loans from banks.

Attorney in 2003 Texas plague vials case dies (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - February 2, 2010 12:15 PM ET LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Floyd Holder, an attorney who defended a Texas Tech professor accused in a 2003 bioterrorism scare, has died.

Danny Stuck, Gloucester's former county attorney, appointed to Board of Equalization (Daily Press)
Former County Attorney Danny Stuck is among five people recently appointed by a judge to the Gloucester Board of Equalization.

Lawyer: BP case attorney owes $50,000 to hotel (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON An attorney who earned eight-figure settlements for clients in the 2005 BP explosions owes the San Luis resort $50,000.

AIG names ex-Lehman lawyer as general counsel (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
American International Group Inc , which was bailed out with a $182.3 billion U.S. aid package, named a former top Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc lawyer as general counsel on Tuesday.

Lack of disclosure unfair to terror suspect, Harkat lawyer argues (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
OTTAWA - A lawyer for Mohamed Harkat says it's unfair to the terror suspect that he has no idea how much of the evidence against him comes from CSIS wiretaps.

Over $109M Recovered By U.S. Attorney's Office In 2009 (KERO 23 Bakersfield)
United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Tuesday that the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (EDCA) recovered a total of $109,365,779 in calendar year 2009 through various civil and criminal proceedings. The figure reflects funds actually received during the year, and does not include additional amounts awarded in judgments yet to be collected.

Boston Lawyer Sues Police, City Over His Arrest for Recording an Arrest (Law.com)
Massachusetts lawyer Simon Glik is suing three Boston police officers and the city in federal court for arresting him after he used his cell phone to record police allegedly using force during an arrest in October 2007. The ACLU of Massachusetts and attorney Howard Friedman filed Glik v. Cunniffe on Monday. Glik seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. "We hope the lawsuit will have ...

(AFX UK Focus) 2010-02-02 18:27 UPDATE 2-AIG names ex-Lehman lawyer as general counsel (Interactive Investor)
NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - American International Group Inc, which was bailed out with a $182.3 billion U.S. aid package, named a former top Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc lawyer as general counsel on Tuesday. Thomas Russo, who joined law firm Patton Boggs LLP after Lehman's collapse due to the financial crisis, was named AIG's executive vice president for legal, compliance, regulatory affairs ...

AIG names former Lehman counsel as its top lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Embattled insurance company American International Group Inc. on Tuesday named the former top lawyer for Lehman Brothers as its general counsel.

Michael Jackson doctor not due to surrender: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson's doctor is in Los Angeles for meetings with his lawyers but has not been asked to surrender to authorities or appear in court in connection with the pop singer's death, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

A.I.G. Taps Lehman Alumnus for Its Top Lawyer (New York Times)
The American International Group, which was saved from collapse by a $180 billion government bailout, said Tuesday that it had named a former top lawyer from Lehman Brothers as its general counsel.

Judge admonished after attorney paid with coupons (AP via Yahoo! News)
A California judicial commission has admonished a retired judge for ordering that an attorney who settled a class-action lawsuit be paid in $10 coupons for women's apparel. The lawsuit accused Windsor Fashions Inc. of invading customers' privacy by requesting personal information during credit card transactions.

Pa. High Court Justices Can't Agree on Attorney-Client Privilege Dispute (Law.com)
As the U.S. Supreme Court collects briefs from parties interested in the work-product doctrine debate in Textron v. United States, Pennsylvania's high court couldn't come to an agreement on a similar issue involving attorney-client privilege. The court has issued a per curiam order in the long-running case of Nationwide v. Fleming, upholding a Superior Court ruling that attorney-client privilege ...

Attorney sees double standard in hotel-beating indictment (Baltimore Sun)
Last week, the Baltimore state's attorney's office declined to prosecute a Johns Hopkins University student from New Jersey who investigators concluded "feared for his safety" when he used a samurai sword to kill an unarmed intruder.

Video: Jackson Attorney: Dr. Murray a Murderer (CBS News)
Jackson family attorney Brian Oxman spoke with Maggie Rodriguez about the expected arrest of Michael Jackson's doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Uganda journalist charged over gov't attack: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Ugandan journalist was arrested and charged with libel on Wednesday for comparing the country's government to that of the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos, his lawyer said.

Lawyer: Man Didn't Know Hit Would Rupture Aorta (WCVB Boston)
The lawyer for a Topsfield man accused of causing his mother's death after a struggle in their home wants a judge to dismiss a manslaughter charge against his client.

Lawyer: Michael Jackson's doctor to surrender (CNN)
Dr. Conrad Murray expects to surrender to Los Angeles authorities this week on charges relating to the death of Michael Jackson, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Judge admonished after attorney paid with coupons (WTOL 11 Toledo)
A California judicial commission has admonished a retired judge for ordering that an attorney who settled a class-action lawsuit be paid in $10 coupons for women's apparel.

Michael Jackson's doctor is prepared to surrender to authorities, lawyer says (Los Angeles Times)
An attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray said his client was ready to turn himself in if charges against him are filed in the singer's death. Murray admits giving the pop star propofol before he died. A lawyer for Michael Jackson's personal physician said Tuesday that the Houston-based doctor is in Los Angeles and prepared to surrender if authorities file charges against him in the pop star's death.