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Attorney Wins Fees in Rare Civil Fraud Case (Law.com)
A Texas criminal defense attorney recently won a $2.5 million jury verdict in a civil fraud case against a company that -- under pressure from a U.S. Attorney's Office -- refused to pay his attorney fees for representing an accounting executive despite company bylaws providing for payment. Fee claims usually are brought as contract actions or as equitable proceedings under the law of the ...
Timaru lawyer appointed District Court Judge (Scoop.co.nz)
Timaru lawyer Jocelyn Munro has been appointed a District Court Judge with a Family Court warrant, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today.
Lawyer says Sri Lanka Supreme Court blocks eviction of Tamils (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the government to stop evicting minority ethnic Tamils from the capital a day after police deported hundreds to the island's war-torn north, the lawyer who sought the interim order said on Friday.
U.K. attorney general denies cover-up (AP via Yahoo! News)
Britain's attorney general on Friday denied a newspaper's claim that he ordered officials to withhold information from an international watchdog regarding a massive British arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
Top lawyer denies blocking Saudi contract probe (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The government's top lawyer on Friday denied a newspaper report that he ordered knowledge of secret defence contract payments to be concealed from an international watchdog investigating corruption.
Ex-Enron lawyer seeks dismissal of SEC suit (Toronto Star)
A former Enron Corp. lawyer asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit in which the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accuses him of helping ex-chief financial officer Andrew Fastow hide losses at the energy trader.
Attorney: Suspects Were Harboring Girl (CBS News)
An attorney for one of three people accused in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl said they were harboring her from abuse and allowed her to freely come and go from the house where police found her. Police said that wasn't the case.
Govt lawyer: Amitabh committed fraud (NDTV)
Amitabh Bachchan's legal woes over his land in Barabanki continue. Now government lawyer DK Upadhyay has told the court that the actor had committed another fraud by giving a wrong residential address.
Thugs attack, beat Afghan attorney-general: aide (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Thugs attacked and beat Afghanistan's attorney-general, a critic of some of the country's factional leaders and former warlords, on a road north of Kabul on Friday, an aide to the attorney-general said. A group of men stopped Abdul Jabar Sabet's car on Friday morning at a road block and hit him with clubs and rifle butts after he got out of the vehicle, said the aide.
Aziz should quit if Iftikhar Chaudhry vindicated - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz should resign if the Supreme Court rejects the government's accusations of misconduct against the country's suspended chief justice, a government lawyer said on Friday.
Thugs attack, beat Afghan attorney-general: aide (Boston Globe)
Thugs attacked and beat Afghanistan's attorney-general, a critic of some of the country's factional leaders and former warlords, on a road north of Kabul on Friday, an aide to the attorney-general said. A group of men stopped Abdul Jabar Sabet's car on Friday morning at a road block and hit him with clubs and rifle butts after he got out ...
Qualifications panel refuses to disbar Khodorkovsky lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, June 8 (RIA Novosti) - The qualifications commission of the Moscow Bar Association rejected prosecutors' request to recommend that a lawyer for jailed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky be disbarred, the lawyer in question said Friday.
Attorney: Suspects gave girl safe haven (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for one of three people accused in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl said they were giving her a safe haven from abuse and allowed her to freely come and go from the house where police found her. Police said that wasn't the case.
Attorney: Suspects were harboring girl (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for one of three people accused in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl said they were harboring her from abuse and allowed her to freely come and go from the house where police found her. Police and the girl's parents said that wasn't the case.
3 accused of holding teen girl for a year were offering her safe haven, attorney says (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
HARTFORD, Conn. - An attorney for one of three people accused in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl said they were harboring her from abuse and allowed her to freely come and go from the house where police found her. Police said that wasn't the case. The girl, who vanished a year ago and was found by police Wednesday hidden in a closet-like room in the home of Adam Gault, 41, had assumed a ...
U.K. Attorney General Denies Cover-Up (ABC News)
Britain's Attorney General Denies Concealing Information From OECD on Saudi Contract
Attorney: Suspects Gave Girl Safe Haven (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for one of three people accused in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl said they were harboring her from abuse and allowed her to freely come and go from the house where police found her. Police and the girl's parents said that wasn't the case.
Aziz should quit if Iftikhar Chaudhry vindicated - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz should resign if the Supreme Court rejects the government's accusations of misconduct against the country's suspended chief justice, a government lawyer said on Friday.
Lawyer wins support (The Grand Rapids Press)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of a Grand Rapids lawyer to serve on the federal bench, sending it to the full Senate. Robert Jonker was endorsed by the Senate panel to serve on the U.S. District Court for Michigan's Western District.
Attorney General denies concealing payment to Saudi prince (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Attorney General has denied Friday that he concealed large payments made to a Saudi prince from an international anti-bribery watchdog probing a giant arms deal.
Campbell attorney argues for reduced prison time (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
An attorney for former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell argued today in federal appeals court that a judge wrongly sidelined one of his attorneys and was "unreasonable" in sentencing Campbell to 30 months in prison. Douglas A. Berman said U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story overlooked mitigating factors against the former mayor and gave too much credence to corruption charges on which he was ...
Lawyer wants sex assault charges against Goudeau dropped (KTVK Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- The lawyer for the man accused of being the Baseline Killer will ask a judge in Phoenix today to dismiss charges stemming from the sexual assault of two sisters.
Afghan attorney general beaten up and shot at (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Afghanistan's no-nonsense attorney general said Friday he was beaten up and later shot at by men loyal to a former interior ministry general whom he accused of trying to kidnap him.
Lawyer says he'll try to keep suit alive (Harrison Daily Times)
LITTLE ROCK - A lawyer for the man suing University of Arkansas officials over a critical e-mail sent to former Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain says he plans to take advantage of the options left to his client.
Quattrocchi's lawyer confident before hearing resumes (Outlook India)
As the Argentinian court resumes hearing today to give a verdict on extradition of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi early Saturday morning, his lawyer expressed confidence that the case against him will fall.
Gambia: Alleged Husband Murderer Yet to Procure Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh of the Kanifing Magistrate Court has told a crowded court room that Tabara Samba, who is standing trial for allegedly killing her husband by pouring hot oil on him, is yet to procure a lawyer through the assistance of the state.
The World's Most Dangerous Lawyer (Law Fuel)
A globe-trotting Atlanta lawyer with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis was allowed back into the U.S. by a border inspector who disregarded a computer warning to stop him and don protective gear, officials said Thursday. The inspector has been removed from border duty. Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
Defendant kills judge, lawyer in court (News Interactive)
AN enraged defendant shot dead a judge and a lawyer in a Serbian district court today after his motion to delay a bank repossession of his house was refused, radio B92 reported.
Mokbel lawyer says 'bad publicity' will prejudice trial (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Greek lawyer for fugitive drug trafficker Tony Mokbel says he will fight his extradition from Greece because "bad publicity" means he will not get a fair trial in Australia.
Bonds's Attorney Hopeful Perjury Probe Will Be Dropped (Washington Post)
The attorney for Barry Bonds says he is corresponding with the acting U.S. Attorney overseeing the investigation of perjury charges against Bonds and hopes the proceedings will be dismissed.
Rockwall County district attorney faces allegation he faked signature (Dallas Morning News)
The investigation of the Rockwall County district attorney has widened to determine whether he forged a top assistant's signature on checks used to buy computer equipment.
Copyright Infringement Suit Over Lawyer's Advertising Cartoon Continues (Law.com)
A New York lawyer who used a cartoon image of a heavily bandaged patient to advertise his personal injury practice may be entitled to copyright protection for the drawing, a federal judge has ruled. Richard P. Neimark began using the cartoon in ads in 1988 and registered it with the U.S. Copyright Office in 1990. Neimark sued personal injury firm Ronai & Ronai for copyright infringement after an ...
Attorney to Seek New Trial After Theft Conviction for Demanding Payment From Wife's Lovers (Law.com)
Ted Roberts, a Texas lawyer convicted on theft charges for extracting money from men who allegedly had sexual liaisons with his wife, will seek a new trial, says his attorney Michael McCrum. Last week, Judge Sid Harle in San Antonio sentenced Roberts to five years for each of the three charges on which a jury convicted him in March. McCrum says Roberts will argue in his motion for a new trial ...
Ex-lawyer who tried to join the Taliban, four militants nabbed (Antara News)
The Singapore government has arrested a former lawyer who allegedly tried to join the Taliban in Afghanistan and four members of a south-east Asian terrorism network, a statement said late Friday.
Attorney says suspects were offering safe haven to girl who disappeared Police dispute claim (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Midwest cleanup begins after storms Associated Press Cleanup crews begin assembling today to salvage remnants of a northern Wisconsin resort demolished by one of at least five tornadoes that swept across the state. Above, a home on the north side of Lake Lida near Pelican Rapids, suffered severe damage. Attorney says suspects were offering safe haven to girl who disappeared
Moscow Panel Backs Rights Lawyer (Washington Post)
MOSCOW, June 8 -- A panel at the Moscow Bar Association voted 9 to 2 Friday to reject a disbarment effort launched by federal prosecutors against leading Russian human rights lawyer Karina Moskalenko.
Lawyer O'Quinn may have to repay clients (Houston Chronicle)
Prominent Houston trial lawyer John O'Quinn improperly deducted $18.9 million in expenses from the settlements he won for breast implant clients, according to an arbitration panel decision obtained by the Chronicle.
Houston lawyer's clients win round against him (Houston Chronicle)
Prominent Houston trial lawyer John O'Quinn improperly deducted $18.9 million in expenses from the settlements he won for breast implant clients, according to an arbitration panel decision obtained by the Chronicle.
Dad's death colors life of Wilk lawyer (Miami Herald)
Criminal defense lawyer Bill Matthewman is an ex-cop defending a cop killer.
Judge refuses to remove lawyer from co-defendant in Fumo case (Philadelphia Daily News)
Federal prosecutors have been rebuffed in their efforts to have a high-profile South Jersey defense lawyer bounced from the legal team for a co-defendant of state Sen. Vince Fumo in his upcoming corruption trial.
Singapore Arrests Suspected Islamic Militants, Including Lawyer (Bloomberg.com)
June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Singapore arrested five men suspected of being Islamic militants, including a lawyer who was allegedly preparing to fight with the Taliban in Afghanistan, the government said.
Butte lawyer running for AG office (The Montana Standard)
Butte lawyer Lee Bruner said Friday that protecting Montana’s children from methamphetamine and Internet predators will be the focus of his bid for the state’s attorney general office.
Lawyer details his client's ills (Boston Globe)
NANTUCKET -- A former New York bank executive charged in the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend was mentally ill, struggling with alcohol addiction and suffering from "the ultimate rejection" of a spurned marriage proposal when she was killed, his lawyer told a jury yesterday.
Lawyer's job: Watch porn films (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A lawyer for a man accused of killing a University of Vermont student says his case is being delayed because he has to watch hundreds of hours of sexually explicit videos.
Attorney General's Office Argues Against Fall River LNG (WCSH 6 Portland)
BOSTON (AP) -- The Rhode Island attorney general's office argues against a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in southeastern Massachusetts.
Supreme attorney wants to address MPs over Cunek's case (České noviny)
Prague- Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka has asked deputies to enable her to comment on the case of Deputy PM Jiri Cunek who is accused of corruption in the lower house constitutional-legal committee or possibly at the Chamber of Deputies session, the High State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Irena Valova told CTK.
Aziz rejects Govt. lawyer's suggestion to quit (India Daily)
Pakistan Premier Shaukat Aziz has rejected a government lawyer's suggestion that he should quit if the Supreme Court reinstated suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar M Chaudhry, saying that he had done nothing wrong that warranted his resignation.
Attorney: Suspects were harboring girl (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The parents of a 15-year-old girl found hidden in an acquaintance's home a year after she vanished disputed claims Friday that the girl had a cell phone during that time, went to school and could come and go as she pleased. "She says otherwise," the girl's mother told CNN. The parents' attorney, Marc Needelman, also dismissed as "a total fabrication" defense claims that the girl had been abused ...
Hall's lawyer asks for evidence in trial (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - June 9, 2007 11:04 AM ET OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - The lawyer for the man accused of kidnapping and killing Johnson County teenager Kelsey Smith has made a routine request for...
Lawyer probes Bountiful (Maple Ridge News)
The B.C. government has appointed Vancouver lawyer Richard Peck as a special prosecutor, the latest step in a lengthy investigation of the polygamous community of Bountiful in southeastern B.C.