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Britney wants no contact with Sam Lutfi: Lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for Britney Spears said Wednesday that he will not seek an extension for a restraining order against Osama "Sam" Lutfi, but that doesn't mean the pop star wants her former sidekick back in her life.
Karadzic To Use Legal Right To Delay Trial By Month - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BELGRADE (AFP)--Radovan Karadzic will use his legal right to postpone the start of his war crimes trial by one month, his Serbian lawyer said ahead of his client's first appearance before a U.N. tribunal Thursday.
Mandela lawyer wins fight to clear name over £23m fraud (Times Online)
Nelson Mandela's long-time lawyer has won a bid to clear his name over his alleged involvement in a £23 million fraud against one of Africa's poorest countries.
Calgary hockey brawl jail term to be appealed: lawyer (CBC)
A 23-year-old Calgary man sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for assaulting a hockey linesman will be filing an appeal, his lawyer says.
Calgary hockey brawl jail term to be appealed: lawyer (CBC Calgary)
A 23-year-old Calgary man sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for assaulting a hockey linesman will be filing an appeal, his lawyer says.
Canton attorney convicted on child pornography charges (Akron Beacon Journal)
A Canton attorney was convicted today of possessing and viewing child pornography on his two home computers. Brian J. Butler, 39, will be sentenced Aug. 25 by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Robert M. Gippin. He was immediately taken into custody following the guilty findings.
Canton attorney convicted on child pornography charges (Akron Beacon Journal)
A Canton attorney was convicted today of possessing and viewing child pornography on his two home computers. Brian J. Butler, 39, will be sentenced Aug. 25 by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Robert M. Gippin. He was immediately taken into custody following the guilty findings.
Attorney pleads guilty in real estate fraud (The Star-Ledger)
A Monroe attorney who participated in what prosecutors have called an $80 million real estate fraud pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Mandela lawyer cleared of fraud charges (The Lawyer)
The Court of Appeal has cleared Nelson Mandelas long-serving lawyer, Mohammed Iqbal Meer, of conspiracy to defraud the Zambian government. ...
Police face charges at Blair attorney's fight (Centre Daily Times)
Two municipal police officers and a businessman will be charged with disorderly conduct for a fight at a prominent Blair County defense attorney's home.
Florida Attorney General's statement on federal housing relief bill (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
Attorney General Bill McCollum released the following statement on the signing of the H.R. 3221, the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008...
Davis' attorney seeks second-degree murder verdict (The Kansas City Star)
During closing arguments today, a defense attorney asked jurors to find Richard D. Davis guilty of murder in the second degree rather than first degree.
Judges: Attorney appointing system 'rewards inefficiency' (The Hamilton Journal News)
HAMILTON — A majority of county commissioners want more time to decide whether to move forward with a controversial plan judges say would curtail attorney abuse and improve efficiencies.
Karadzic to use legal right to delay trial by month: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Radovan Karadzic will use his legal right to postpone the start of his war crimes trial by one month, his Serbian lawyer said ahead of his client's first appearance before a UN tribunal.
Prominent Lawyer To Review Spying (Washington Post)
Gov. Martin O'Malley yesterday appointed a lawyer who has served as U.S. attorney and state attorney general to conduct an independent review of the surveillance by Maryland State Police of death penalty opponents and antiwar activists.
Lawyer in sex case again in court this afternoon (Belleville News-Democrat)
Lawyer L. Thomas Lakin will be in federal court again this afternoon, but a resolution to the criminal charges against him is not expected.
Bucks lawyer acquitted of homicide in girlfriend’s fall from truck (Philly.com)
Bucks County lawyer Richard Patton was acquitted this afternoon of vehicular homicide charges in the April 2007 death of his girlfriend, Heather Demou.
Judge wants new attorney assigned to Carnation murder suspect within two weeks (Seattle Times)
After hearing about a plan to reassign a public-defense attorney from one potential death-penalty case to another, a King County judge said during a hearing this morning that he wants a new lawyer found for accused killer Michele Anderson within two weeks.
Lawyer faces theft charges for more than $1 million (Metro Halifax)
A once highly-regarded Halifax lawyer is now facing charges of stealing $1.3 million from clients. Srinivasen Pillay, a lawyer for 23 years who was disbarred in May 2005, was charged earlier this month with 105 criminal charges, including theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000, and breach of trust. The charges stem from incidents between Mary 2000 and February 2005, and involve 35 clients. ...
Lawyer: Recording Could Clear O.J. Simpson (Local 10 Miami)
A Nevada judge wants to hear testimony from a man who told a lawyer he recorded a key witness contradicting sworn testimony in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery case.
Islamists threaten to murder lawyer defending Pervez (Independent)
The Afghan lawyer defending a journalist on death row in Kabul has been bombarded with death threats urging him to drop the case.
Texas Attorney General takes action against gas stations (News 8 Austin)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced legal action against some Texas gas stations that are shortchanging customers. Among them, about 1,000 pumps at Sunmart Travel Centers.
Texas Attorney General takes action against gas stations (News 8 Austin)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announces legal action against some Texas gas stations he says are shortchanging customers.