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Myanmar's detained leader Suu Kyi meets lawyer (New Kerala)
Yangon, Aug 17 (DPA) Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been permitted a rare meeting with her lawyer, the second this month, giving rise to speculation about her possible release, opposition party sources said Sunday.
Ex-Apple Top Attorney Settles With SEC for $2.2M (SmartPros Accounting)
Aug. 18, 2008 (Associated Press) WASHINGTON - The former top attorney at Apple Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle federal regulators' charges that she altered company records to conceal improper backdating of stock options for senior executives including Steve Jobs.
Suu Kyi meets lawyer on eve of UN envoy visit: spokesman (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer, as a UN envoy headed to Myanmar on a mission to press the junta to reform, a spokesman for her party said Monday.
Suu Kyi meets lawyer on eve of UN envoy visit: spokesman (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)
YANGON (AFP) - Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer, as a UN envoy headed to Myanmar on a mission to press the junta to reform, a spokesman for her party said Monday.
Suu Kyi meets lawyer on eve of UN envoy visit: spokesman (TODAYonline)
File photo shows a protester carrying a photo of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer, as a UN envoy headed to Myanmar on a mission to press the junta to reform, a spokesman for her party said Monday.
Suu Kyi Meets Lawyer On Eve Of UN Envoy Visit - Spokesman (Nasdaq)
YANGON (AFP)--Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer, as a United Nations envoy headed to Myanmar on a mission to press the junta to reform, a spokesman for her party said Monday.
Suu Kyi meets lawyer on eve of UN envoy visit (Channel NewsAsia)
YANGON - Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer, as a UN envoy headed to Myanmar on a mission to press the government to reform, a spokesman for her party said Monday.
Detained Suu Kyi meets lawyer as release speculation grows (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Rangoon - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been permitted a rare meeting with her lawyer, the....
Dallas lawyer in middle of Edwards' scandal a big player in Texas Democratic politics (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By JASON EMBRY WASHINGTON — The man who helped John Edwards’ former mistress move across the country has played a pivotal role in the recent mini-revival of the Texas Democratic Party. Dallas lawyer Fred Baron, who was the national finance chairman of Edwards’ presidential campaigns, has given about $3.5 million in the past four years to a group called the Texas Democratic Trust. He is by far ...
Yale Defamation Lawsuit Becomes a Case of Mistaken Identity for Texas Attorney (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Texas attorney who has the same name as a defendant in an Internet libel suit that has drawn national media attention has asked an attorney for the plaintiffs to amend the complaint in that suit to clarify who the defendant actually is.
Judge Maintains Lawyer's Sanctions Over Cursing Client (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge has refused to reconsider sanctions he imposed on a lawyer for not reining in a foul-mouthed client during a deposition, declaring that, though the lawyer wasn't informed of the precise rule he would be sanctioned under, he was able to mount a "meaningful defense."
Suu Kyi meets lawyer on eve of UN envoy visit: spokesman (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer on the eve of a UN envoy's visit to push Myanmar's regime to re-open a dialogue with her party, a spokesman said Monday.
Defense attorney search warrant motion hearing moved (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Collin County district judge has rescheduled a hearing in a capital murder trial to give attorneys more time to file briefings on a search warrant of a defense attorney’s office.
Sunrise: Assistant city attorney hired (Sun-Sentinel)
City Attorney Stuart Michelson has hired Kimberly Kisslan to serve as a full-time assistant city attorney. Kisslan, 41, previously served as in-house attorney for the Broward Sheriff's Office and the North Broward Hospital District.
Winston's lawyer less than forthcoming (Stuff)
The lawyer for New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has refused to tell MPs who it was that suggested he call Owen Glenn for a donation.
Suicide report at YC District Attorney's Office (York Daily Record)
York County District Attorney Stan Rebert said Friday he had received a report from state police in the case of a man who died in June while in custody at York City Police headquarters.
Uganda: Sudhir Drags Lawyer to Disciplinary Committee (AllAfrica.com)
Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia has dragged a senior lawyer, Jehoash Sendege, to the Law Council over allegations of professional misconduct, a Vision Reporter writes.
Winston Peters and lawyer say no bill equals no debt (The New Zealand Herald)
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and his lawyer Brian Henry said tonight they had not broken any laws around donations because no bills were sent.
Rights attorney slams minister (Independent Online)
"To hell with a notion of race!" That is the frank sentiment of human rights attorney Richard Spoor in reaction to a statement made by Buyelwa Sonjica.
Holbrook vacation-pay dispute appealed to attorney general (The Patriot Ledger)
The town accountant’s refusal to approve a vacation-pay claim submitted by the health agent triggered a dispute that has reached the attorney general.
District attorney race a mixed field (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
Stakes are high in the Orleans Parish District Attorney's race, where some political analysts say the public is more attentive than ever. Many, who say they are fed up with past administrations, and want to know which candidate will clean up crime in their communities.
Attorney General Subpoenas Republican House Staffers (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
The state attorney general has subpoenaed several state House Republican staff members as part of an investigation into whether state money was used to pay for political campaign work, according to a caucus spokesman.
Suu Kyi meets lawyer as UN envoy arrives in Myanmar: spokesman (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer as a UN envoy arrived on a mission to push Myanmar's junta to re-open talks with her party, a spokesman said Monday.
Suspected strangler has new attorney (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Tottenville man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend and burying her body in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey has dropped his Staten Island-based lawyer and hired a defense attorney from the Garden State who once prosecuted one of the Island's most notorious murderers.
RI attorney general announces lead paint cleanup (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch has announced that cleanup work on 600 housing units contaminated by lead paint is going out to bid.
Blood brother lawyer tells of crusade to protect Winston (The New Zealand Herald)
Winston Peters told Parliament's privileges committee tonight he could not be in breach of the laws around disclosure of debts owed by MPs, or their payment, because his lawyer never sent him any bills.
Defense attorney tells jurors that someone else, not mother, killed baby in microwave (Newsday)
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) _ A defense attorney in Ohio says it wasn't the mother, but someone else who killed a month-old baby by burning her in a microwave oven.
Lack of evidence didn’t deter lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court has fined a lawyer P5,000 for accusing a retired judge of bribery without sufficient evidence and warned him of more severe sanctions if he repeats the offense.
Election lawyer seeks abolition of PET, asks SC to sit on poll protests (Philstar.com)
Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal has sought the abolition of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) and asked the Supreme Court to exercise its constitutional mandate to sit on electoral protests against the President and the Vice President.
Dallas lawyer donates millions to Dem. Party (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN (AP) -- The Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards' former mistress move across the country has donated $3.5 million since 2005 to help fuel a Democratic resurgence in Texas.
Attorney wants AG to investigate Taser death (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The attorney representing the family of a man who died after a Swissvale police officer shocked him with a Taser wants the state Attorney General's Office to investigate the Aug. 5 incident.
Attorney General to fight proposed parole for Houston County killer (NBC 15 Mobile)
Attorney General Troy King will go before the state Board of Pardons and Parole to protest the possible early release of a man who murdered his wife in Houston County...
One charge dismissed in art theft case against Watertown lawyer (Boston Globe)
(File Photo) The Cezanne painting at the middle of the dispute. By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff A federal judge today dismissed one of two charges against a former Watertown lawyer who is on trial for allegedly trying to sell...
Attorney: Somebody else put baby in microwave (CNN.com)
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A defense attorney says it wasn't the mother, but someone else who killed a month-old baby by burning her in a microwave oven.
Lawyer wants sanctions for Miss. lawmaker (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
A lawyer wants a federal court to sanction state Rep. Willie Perkins for allegedly calling him a "young punk" during a deposition in a civil lawsuit.
RI attorney general announces lead paint cleanup (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch announced Monday that cleanup of up to 600 housing units contaminated by lead paint is now going out to bid and said the work would target properties in poorer neighborhoods of the state and should be finished within three years.
U.S. Attorney seeks death penalty for man accused of rancher's murder (KVII 7 Amarillo)
Monday, August 18, 2008 at 3:01 p.m. CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office says it will seek the death penalty for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood who is charged with fatally shooting a 71-year-old rancher in Roosevelt County.
Attorney General files lawsuit against KCK auto dealer (Kansas City Kansan)
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced today that he has filed a lawsuit against the auto dealership formerly known as Chad Franklin Suzuki, located at 6801 State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., and now known at Legend Suzuki.
Updated 8/18: State's attorney wants Neil Lofquist's psychological exams taped (The Doings Western Springs)
State's Attorney Joe Ruggiero requested in DuPage County Circuit Court Friday that the psychological evaluations of Neil Lofquist be videotaped.
Lawyer admits lying to FBI about bribes (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - A lawyer and architect in Hudson County has admitted lying to the FBI on whether he paid bribes to area officials in exchange for favors.
Attorney: Ohio Mother Didn't Kill Baby in Microwave (Fox News)
Defense attorney in Ohio says it wasn't the mother, but someone else who killed a month-old baby by burning her in a microwave oven.
Lawyer expects appeal in $388M Calif. tax verdict (The Fresno Bee)
A lawyer for a Nevada patent holder who won more than $388 million in a decade-old lawsuit against California state tax authorities said Monday that he expected the verdict will be appealed. Read comments
Judge dismisses 1 of 2 charges against Mass. lawyer accused of trying to sell stolen paintings (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - A federal judge has dismissed one of two charges against a retired Massachusetts lawyer accused of trying to sell seven paintings he knew were stolen.
US Attorney General Will Not Prosecute Over Politicized Hirings (WDET-FM Detroit)
The U-S Attorney General says he will NOT prosecute any members of the Justice Department who hired employees based on their political persuasion.    WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter has more… For many months…Detroit Democratic Congressman John Conyers – head of the House Judiciary Committee – has questioned if U-S Attorneys had been fired for political reasons…rather than their qualifications.    ...
Hudson Cty Lawyer Admits Lying to FBI About Bribes (1010 WINS New York)
A lawyer and architect in Hudson County has admitted lying to the FBI on whether he paid bribes to area officials in exchange for favors.
Prominent Ala. lawyer leaves Detroit mayor's team (The Flint Journal)
DETROIT (AP) — Prominent Alabama defense lawyer Jim Parkman isn't working for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick anymore. A spokesman for the embattled mayor said Monday Parkman is leaving Kilpatrick's legal team.
Tribute: Kenneth H. Taylor was a lawyer who loved the outdoors (The Kansas City Star)
Who: Kenneth H. Taylor, 80, of Independence, a lawyer known for his integrity. When and how he died: July 26 of cancer.
Prominent Ala. lawyer leaves Detroit mayor's team (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
DETROIT -- Prominent Alabama defense lawyer Jim Parkman isn't working for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick anymore. A spokesman for the embattled mayor said Monday Parkman is...
Noted local attorney fighting DWI charges (The Record)
CLOSTER - A prominent Closter land-use attorney will head to court in October to fight drunken-driving charges. David Watkins, 57, was arrested the afternoon of July 15, 2007, after driving to the Tenafly home of a client whose car was being impounded, a police report said.
District attorney asks for one more day to file charges against infant's father (Greeley Tribune)
The Weld District Attorney's Office requested a one-day extension for filing charges against a father arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse resulting in death.