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Fugitive lawyer arrested in Solomons (TVNZ)
Fugitive Australian lawyer Julian Moti has been arrested in the Solomon Islands after flying in on a Papua New Guinea Defence Force aircraft on Tuesday morning, police said.
Lawyer "disgusted" by Govt actions (NZCity)
The lawyer for three young Auckland women awarded compensation for wrongful convictions is furious at how long the process has taken. Tania Vini, Lucy Akatere and McCushla Fuataha were jailed in 1999 for the aggravated robbery of a schoolgirl in Mt Roskill.
Fugitive Solomon Islands attorney-general arrested upon return home (TODAYonline)
A file photo of lawyer Julian Moti, the Solomon Islands fugitive attorney-general, who is wanted in Australia on child sex charges. Moti was arrested as he returned to the Solomon Islands, a police spokesman said.
Fugitive Solomon Islands attorney-general arrested upon return home (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The fugitive Solomon Islands attorney-general wanted in Australia on child sex charges was arrested as he returned to the Solomon Islands, a police spokesman said.
PZC subcommittee to consider commissions access to attorney (Middletown Press)
CROMWELL - A special subcommittee of the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet this evening to begin discussing whether or not the commission should have access to its own attorney.
Fugitive attorney-general returns to Solomons (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Fugitive Solomon Islands Attorney-General Julian Moti was spirited back into the country Tuesday on a Papua New Guinea military aircraft in defiance of Australian attempts to extradite him on child sex charges.
Fired state's attorney employee gets compensation (WCAX 3)
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The former victims' rights advocate in the Bennington County State's Attorney's office has been paid $30,000 to settle a claim she was fired in retaliation for complaining the office had become a "hostile workplace."
Solomons attorney-general escapes from PNG: Australian FM (People's Daily)
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer on Tuesday said the Solomon Islands attorney- general has arrived in the Solomon Islands after escaping from Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Foley & Lardner Hires Attorney, Port Commissioner (San Diego Business Journal)
San Diego attorney Victor Vilaplana has joined Foley & Lardner LLP. Vilaplana, formerly with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, will continue his focus on handling insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions in Latin America.
Foley & Lardner Hires Attorney, Port Commissioner (San Diego Business Journal)
San Diego attorney Victor Vilaplana has joined Foley & Lardner LLP. Vilaplana, formerly with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, will continue his focus on handling insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions in Latin America.
Attorney: Former page to meet with FBI Tuesday (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
OKLAHOMA CITY An attorney for an ex-congressional page who may have received suggestive electronic messages from former Florida Congressman Mark Foley is meeting with the...
ING nears settlement with NY attorney general-WSJ (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York state's attorney general is close to reaching a settlement agreement with a unit of insurance company ING Bank over allegations of undisclosed fees, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
ING nears settlement with NY attorney general-WSJ (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York state's attorney general is close to reaching a settlement agreement with a unit of insurance company ING Bank over allegations of undisclosed fees, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Lawyer wants ABS-CBN fined for violating gag order (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Lawyer Katrina Legarda on Tuesday asked a Quezon City court to fine ABS-CBN for violating a gag order on the annulment case of its talent Willie Revillame and former beauty queen Liz Almoro.
Foley & Lardner Hires Attorney, Port Commissioner (San Diego Business Journal)
San Diego attorney Victor Vilaplana has joined Foley & Lardner LLP. Vilaplana, formerly with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, will continue his focus on handling insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions in Latin America.
Fugitive attorney-general returns to Solomons (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Fugitive Solomon Islands Attorney-General Julian Moti was spirited back into the country Tuesday on a Papua New Guinea military aircraft in defiance of Australian attempts to extradite him on child sex charges.
Re-elect Long as attorney general (Argus Leader)
In his first term as South Dakota's attorney general, Larry Long has not disappointed. He's worked - as promised - for more open government, working hard and successfully to change our laws. He's also made a strong effort to educate elected officials on what our laws say.
Navy Forces Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Out Of Service (Free Internet Press)
The Navy lawyer who took the Guantánamo case of Osama bin Laden's driver to the U.S. Supreme Court - and won - has been passed over for promotion by the Pentagon and must soon leave the military. Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, 44, said last week he received word he had been denied a promotion to full-blown commander this summer, "about two weeks after" the Supreme Court sided against the White House
Attorney: Charges too severe (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE -- The attorney for a Boalsburg man accused of driving while legally blind when he struck and killed a bicyclist earlier this year argued in court Monday that homicide by motor vehicle and involuntary manslaughter charges should be thrown out.
ING nears settlement with NY attorney general: WSJ (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York state's attorney general is close to reaching a settlement agreement with a unit of insurance company ING Bank over allegations of undisclosed fees, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Fugitive attorney-general returns to Solomons (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Fugitive Solomon Islands Attorney-General Julian Moti has been spirited back into the country on a Papua New Guinea military aircraft in defiance of Australian attempts to extradite him on child sex charges.
Marcos lawyer files impeach raps vs Abalos, et al (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Lawyer Oliver Lozano on Tuesday filed an impeachment complaint against officials of the Commission on Elections for betrayal of public trust over the nullified poll automation contract with Mega Pacific Consortium.
The adviser: Set up powers of attorney when considering estate plan (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
When you think about your estate plan, you might be most concerned about your will or trust. However, powers of attorney are key to a comprehensive estate plan. Every adult over the age of 18 should have adequate powers of attorney in place.
Fired state's attorney employee gets compensation (WCAX 3)
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The former victims' rights advocate in the Bennington County State's Attorney's office has been paid $30,000 to settle a claim she was fired in retaliation for complaining the office had become a "hostile workplace."
Lawyer says more than 100 cases in BP explosion to settle (ABC 13 Texas)
A lawyer representing more than 100 plaintiffs who sued BP PLC over the deadly Texas City refinery explosion said Monday he expects all his cases to be settled within 10 days.
Lawyer: Husband not involved in wife's fatal fall in U.P. (WOOD TV 8)
CADILLAC, Mich. -- The lawyer for a man whose wife was killed in a 140-foot fall at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore says the death was a "tragic and terrible accident" and says his...
Coach was forced into confessing, lawyer says (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
A lawyer accused police of coercing Wahiawa soccer coach Frederick Rames into admitting that he molested two boys.
Foley & Lardner Hires Attorney, Port Commissioner (San Diego Business Journal)
San Diego attorney Victor Vilaplana has joined Foley & Lardner LLP. Vilaplana, formerly with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, will continue his focus on handling insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions in Latin America.
Lawyer: Husband not involved in wife's fatal fall (Lansing State Journal)
CADILLAC - The lawyer for a man whose wife was killed in a 140-foot fall at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore says the death was a "tragic and terrible accident" and says his client was not involved in it.
Kopp, as own lawyer, cites Roe in seeking dismissal (The Buffalo News)
James C. Kopp, already convicted of killing Dr. Barnett A. Slepian, has made his debut as his own lawyer by asking a judge to throw out federal charges against him because he contends that the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision is unconstitutional.
Bourne to become Anguilla’s Attorney General (The Royal Gazette)
Bermuda’s Solicitor General Wilhelm Bourne is to become Anguilla’s Attorney General. He will replace Ronald Scipio QC, who has held the post for nine years, in early December.
Foley & Lardner Hires Attorney, Port Commissioner (San Diego Business Journal)
San Diego attorney Victor Vilaplana has joined Foley & Lardner LLP. Vilaplana, formerly with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, will continue his focus on handling insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions in Latin America.
Foley & Lardner Hires Attorney, Port Commissioner (San Diego Business Journal)
San Diego attorney Victor Vilaplana has joined Foley & Lardner LLP. Vilaplana, formerly with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, will continue his focus on handling insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions in Latin America.
US inquiry into jail abuse a cover-up: Hicks lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
A UNITED States Defence Department investigation that found David Hicks suffered no abuse while in US custody was the 'biggest cover-up of all time', his US military lawyer says. -
Lawyer: Husband not involved in wife's fatal fall in U.P. (Detroit News)
CADILLAC -- The lawyer for a man whose wife was killed in a 140-foot fall at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore says the death was a "tragic and terrible accident" and says his client was not involved in it.
Lawyer: Husband Not Involved In Wife’s Fatal Fall In U.P. (22WSBT South Bend)
(AP) The lawyer for a man whose wife was killed in a 140-foot fall at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore says his client wasn’t involved in his wife’s death.
Former Ontario attorney general Ian Scott dies (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Ian Scott, a former Ontario attorney general and Liberal member of the legislature, died in his sleep Tuesday morning at age 72.
Defense attorney wants crossbow killing trial moved from Va. Beach (WVEC Norfolk)
The lawyer for a Va. Beach man accused of using a crossbow to kill his wife want the trial moved out of the city. Kenneth Creamer’s attorney filed a change of venue request Tuesday.
Iraqi lawyer calls MKO illegal organization (Islamic Republic News Agency)
Iran - Iraq - MKO An eminent Iraqi lawyer here on Tuesday said that existence of Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iraq is unlawful.
Long Island Attorney says My Client's Guilty But Not of Murder (WCBS 880 New York)
The defense attorney representing an alleged drunken driver accused of killing two people stood Tuesday before a Long Island jury and asked for a guilty verdict against his client just not on the murder charge sought by prosecutors.
Listening to lawyer (Sun-Sentinel)
Hollywood City Commissioner Keith Wasserstrom listens to his lawyer, Larry Davis, talk after leaving the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. The commissioner was charged with five felonies, including four counts of official misconduct and one count of unlawful compensation.
Arizona Attorney General will appeal voter ID case to U.S. Supreme Court (Tucson Citizen)
Arizona's Attorney General said today he will file an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to reinstate a requirement that voters show identification at the polls.
Hicks' lawyer says US inquiry hid abuse (Sydney Morning Herald)
The military lawyer for David Hicks says a US inquiry that found his client suffered no abuse while in custody was the 'biggest cover up of all time.' -
Wary locals arrest fugitive lawyer Moti (News Interactive)
FUGITIVE Australian lawyer and alleged pedophile Julian Moti was yesterday back under arrest, this time in Solomon Islands, after a clandestine escape from Port Moresby aided by the Papua New Guinean military.
Lawyer says women's treatment was racist (Stuff)
The lawyer for three women says they didn't get higher compensation for being wrongly jailed because they were brown and young.
Attorney General Greg Stumbo Announces Arrests of Child Sexual Predators in Cyber Sting Operation (WLEX-TV Lexington)
FRANKFORT KY (October 10, 2006) - Attorney General Greg Stumbo today held a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda to announce a sting operation that resulted in the arrest of seven sexual predators from across the state.
Corker Attorney Cancels Motion To Withdraw In Wal-Mart Lawsuit (The Chattanoogan)
An attorney for U.S. Senate candidate Bob Corker on Tuesday morning cancelled a motion to withdraw from a case in which the former Chattanooga mayor is being sued over a conservation easement at Eastgate.
Attorney General Announces Internet Predator Sting (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Kentucky's attorney general says his office teamed up with a watch dog group to crack down on sexual deviants.
U.S. Lawyer Who Advised Hussein Tribunal Joins Greenberg Traurig in Tampa (SYS-CON Media)
Gregory W. Kehoe, the U.S. lawyer who advised thespecial tribunal formed to prosecute Saddam Hussein and members of hisformer regime, has joined the Tampa office of international law firmGreenberg Traurig.
Kasulu takes lawyer to disciplinary committee (The Monitor)
PROPERTY Masters proprietor Patrick Kasulu has petitioned the Law Council Disciplinary Committee, demanding that his former lawyer pay him Shs15 million.