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Suva lawyer stopped at airport (Fijilive.com)
Prominent Suva lawyer and former Fiji Law Society president Graham Leung was stopped from leaving the country at the Nadi International Airport this morning.
Alvarez-Glasman bids for Rosemead city attorney (Pasadena Star-News)
ROSEMEAD - A city attorney who has represented at least a half-dozen cities in the San Gabriel Valley is vying to sign up another one. Arnold Alvarez-Glasman, of Alvarez-Glasman and Colvin, is one of five firms submitting bids to become counsel for Rosemead's redevelopment agency.
Fraternity activities weren't hazing according to lawyer (Oroville Mercury-Register)
Just days after three ex-fraternity members were charged with hazing violations, the lawyer for one of them says the case is being exaggerated and the men unfairly charged.
Lubbock District Attorney Drops Charges Against Lingerie Store (KCBD-TV Lubbock)
The Lubbock County District Attorney's Office has dismissed a case against the owner of a local lingerie store.
Lawyer appeals misleading CMC conviction (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A lawyer found to have misled Queensland's crime watchdog during a corruption probe is appealing his conviction.
Muslim plotter attacked in jail: lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
A MAN jailed for plotting synchronised attacks in Britain and the US is "scarred for life'' after being attacked in prison, his lawyer said yesterday.
Muslim plotter attacked in British jail: lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
LONDON (AFP) - A man jailed for plotting synchronized attacks in Britain and the United States is "scarred for life" after being attacked in prison, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Australia unlikely to extradite doctor, attorney general says, as U.K. frees 2 terror suspects (The Standard-Times)
BRISBANE, Australia — An Indian doctor accused of supporting the foiled car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow will not be extradited to Britain while he faces charges in Australia, the attorney general said Sunday.
Attorney denies charges (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – An Aurora attorney denied accusations Thursday that he possessed images of child pornography, and reproduced such images.
Haneef lawyer to appeal visa cancellation (Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer for a Gold Coast doctor charged with supporting terrorism has vowed to appeal the Immigration Department's decision to revoke his client's visa.
Attorney Sally Still always gets to the point (Miami Herald)
Attorney Sally Still likes to make a point, usually with about two pounds of pressure to the torso.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Court Dismisses Lawyer's Appeal Over APs (Bernama)
PUTRAJAYA, July 16, (Bernama) -- The Court of Appeal Monday dismissed the appeal by a lawyer against International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz and the government over the policy of awarding approved permits (APs) for the import of vehicles.
Khadr lawyer 'harassed' after visit with client (Toronto Star)
Omar Khadr's Canadian lawyer says a three-day visit to Guantanamo Bay included harassment by U.S. customs agents and a search of his private notes at the military prison.
Attorney Asks To Separate Rape Charges (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney representing a former Bentonville firefighter charged with two counts of rape filed a motion Thursday to try the charges separately.
Thaksin's lawyer appears before AEC (The Nation)
A lawyer representing former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra Monday appeared before the Assets Examination Committee. Thaksin is accused of graft in his government's rubbersapling project.
Texas Attorney General charges Mannatech for misleading practices (Coppell Gazette)
Coppell-based Mannatech, Inc. has been charged by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for unlawful and misleading sales practices. The plaintiff’s petition was filed Thursday. The action was brought through Abbott’s Consumer Protection and Public Health Division.
Lawyer Kuznetsov's Moscow apartment burglarized (Interfax)
MOSCOW. July 16 (Interfax) - The apartment of prominent Russian lawyer Boris Kuznetsov, who has fled the country after a criminal case was launched against him on charges of disclosure of state secrets, was burglarized last weekend, Kuznetsov's wife has said.
Former Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina jailed on extortion charges: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Police arrested former prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday on extortion charges, and she was ordered jailed pending trial, her lawyer said.
Lawyer may ask to move Steinke's trial out of town (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer of a man accused of slaying the family of his 12-year-old girlfriend is considering asking the court to move his client's trial out of Medicine Hat because of the publicity surrounding the case. Jeremy Steinke, 24, will be in court on Thursday.
Lawyer accused of helping Masilotti charged (The Palm Beach Post)
William R. Boose III, a politically influential real estate lawyer accused of helping former Palm Beach County Commissioner Tony Masilotti hide his $1.3 million profit from a government land deal, is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to a single corruption count.
State Attorney Stepping Into Condo Eviction Fight (CBS4 Miami)
The Broward state attorney's office has become involved in a fight between a Lauderdale Lakes couple and their condo board who wants them out because of their children.
Oregon Attorney General Sues L.A. Weight Loss (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers is suing L.A. Weight Loss, alleging the company makes misleading claims to consumers.
Alvarez-Glasman bids for Rosemead city attorney (Whittier Daily News)
ROSEMEAD - A city attorney who has represented at least a half-dozen cities in the San Gabriel Valley is vying to sign up another one. Arnold Alvarez-Glasman, of Alvarez-Glasman and Colvin, is one of five firms submitting bids to become counsel for Rosemead's redevelopment agency.
Lawyer may ask to move Steinke's trial out of town (CBC Edmonton)
The lawyer of a man accused of slaying the family of his 12-year-old girlfriend is considering asking the court to move his client's trial out of Medicine Hat because of the publicity surrounding the case.
Bloomington defense attorney wins award (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Bloomington attorney Steve Skelton's work as a defense lawyer in death penalty cases has earned him an award from a state public defender's group.
At Trial Lawyer Forum, Hillary is the Anti-Cheney (The New York Observer)
During yesterday's American Association for Justice forum in Chicago, Hillary Clinton spoke last among the candidates. Overall, she got a less passionate response from the assembled crowd of trial lawyers than the one received by former trial lawyer John Edwards, or the one earned by Joe Biden, who nearly stole the show with a rollicking performance that prompted a standing ovation. ...
Dr. arrested in Katrina hospital deaths sues attorney general (The Daily Comet)
NEW ORLEANS Dr. Anna Pou - the physician arrested in the deaths of four patients at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina - filed suit against the Louisiana Attorney General on Monday, accusing him of using her arrest to fuel his re-election bid.
Lawyer Flees Russia Over ‘Political’ Case (St. Petersburg Times)
MOSCOW — Lawyer Boris Kuznetsov has fled the country in the face of possible charges of disclosing state secrets, a case he and his colleagues say may be politically motivated.
Ex-US attorney general blasts Egypt military trial (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark condemned Monday the military trials of members of Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood and called on President Hosni Mubarak to release them. "The arrest and detention once again of the Muslim Brotherhood is an outrageous violation of fundamental human rights," Clark, 79, told.
Memorial Hospital Doctor Sues Attorney General (WDSU New Orleans)
Dr. Anna Pou -- the physician arrested in the deaths of four patients at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina -- files suit against the Louisiana attorney general.
Dr. arrested in Katrina hospital deaths sues attorney general (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- Dr. Anna Pou _ the physician arrested in the deaths of four patients at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina _ filed suit against the Louisiana Attorney General...
Doctor arrested in Katrina hospital deaths sues attorney general (The Town Talk)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dr. Anna Pou — the physician arrested in the deaths of four patients at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina — filed suit against the Louisiana Attorney General today, accusing him of using her arrest to fuel his re-election bid.
Trial a farce, says rights lawyer (The Hindu)
Bangalore: The Australian authorities should be “strongly condemned” for the manner in which they were handling the case of Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, Bangalore-based human rights lawyer B.T. Venkatesh has said.
Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney says there is no federal takeover of the Vick Investigation (WAVY 10)
The Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney no longer speaks with reporters on camera but today off camera he denied any notion federal investigators were taking over the case, saying there are now 'parallel investigations.'
Franklin attorney wins beer, seat at 2008 World Series of Poker (The Tennessean)
LAS VEGAS - Franklin attorney Lee Dryer picked up a year supply of beer and a seat at the 2008 World Series of Poker by outlasting eight other players at a consolation table.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty to Deliver Remarks at the Fifth ... (The San Francisco Examiner)
WASHINGTON ( Map ) - Attorney General Alberto R.
Q&A: Lawyer for Abused Explains Church Payout (Newsweek)
A lawyer for the victims of abusive priests discusses Cardinal Mahony, the record Los Angeles settlement  and the issue that nearly derailed negotiations with the Roman Catholic Church.
Lawyer for arrested dad says 2 girls wanted to play in car trunk (The Daily Comet)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The lawyer for a man arrested after putting his two daughters in a car trunk in 90-degree heat said the girls enjoyed playing with the glow-in-dark release lever and were only briefly left alone.
District attorney: Book open on clergy abuse case despite settlement (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - July 16, 2007 9:53 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles District Attorney's office says it's still investigating clergy sex abuse despite a $660 million settlement...
District attorney: Book open on clergy abuse case despite settlement (KTRE-TV East Texas)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles District Attorney's office says it's still investigating clergy sex abuse despite a $660 million settlement between alleged victims and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Attorney: Collar-bombing suspect won't appear for arraignment (Centre Daily Times)
A woman accused in a bank robbery that ended with a pizza deliveryman being killed by a bomb locked around his neck will not appear in court for her arraignment Tuesday because of concerns about her mental condition, her attorney said.
Attorney General’s opinion satisfies Minot legislator (Minot Daily News)
A new Attorney General’s opinion on the Legislature’s plans for studying North Dakota prison facilities clarifies her questions about the scope of that study, said state Rep. Kari Conrad, D-Minot, who had requested the opinion.
Alaskan attorney reacts to church settlement (KTUU Anchorage)
Alaska attorney Ken Roosa said a $660 million settlement in California is a good sign for Alaskans allegedly abused by church members.
S.A. lawyer lends his campaign more than $500,000 in quarter (San Antonio Express-News)
San Antonio lawyer Francisco "Quico" Canseco lent his congressional campaign more than $500,000 in the second quarter, according to federal election records released Monday.
P&Z lawyer OKs combining condo lots (Connecticut Post)
SEYMOUR — A plan to expand a condominium community on Pearl Street cleared a legal hurdle last week, when a lawyer for the Planning and Zoning Commission said the developer could join a 2.
Lawyer stopped from leaving Fiji says move 'unconstitutional' (The New Zealand Herald)
A lawyer prevented from leaving Fiji by the country's administration has branded the move pathetic and unconstitutional. Former electoral commissioner Graham Leung was due to go to Wellington to take part in a panel discussion on Fiji organised by the Pacific Cooperation Foundation this morning.
Complaint Filed With Texas Judicial Conduct Commission Over Jailing of Lawyer (Law.com)
Montgomery County, Texas, District Attorney Michael McDougal says he will seek a special prosecutor to investigate whether Senior District Judge James Keeshan committed an offense by placing a Houston lawyer in jail for several hours last year after missing a hearing. According to a copy of the complaint filed by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, the association alleges that Keeshan ...
Malaysia expected to release Anwar aide - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is expected to release on Tuesday an aide to senior opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim after a four-day detention over a possible breach of the Official Secrets Act, his lawyer said.
Billionaire Gets Calif. Justices' OK to Sue Judge, Lawyer (Law.com)
Self-made billionaire Thomas Siebel got the green light Monday to proceed with a malicious prosecution suit against a California judge and a former San Francisco Bay Area lawyer. The California Supreme Court all but opened the courthouse door for the former Silicon Valley executive by unanimously ruling that a settlement in an underlying fraud suit constituted a favorable judgment that allows ...