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Iranian Lawyer Believes Missing U.S. Citizen Is Alive In Iran (Payvand Iran News)
The Iranian lawyer of the family of U.S. citizen Robert Levinson, who disappeared during a trip to Iran two years ago, believes that Levinson is alive and is being kept in Iran. Levinson, a retired FBI agent, had traveled to Iran's Kish Island, reportedly to investigate cigarette smuggling.
GameSpot AU Exclusive: South Australian Attorney General on R18+ for games (GameSpot)
GameSpot AU's exclusive interview with South Australian Attorney General, Michael Atkinson, on the introduction of an R18+ restricted classification for video games.
Oklahoma Senate Rejects Attorney Fee Caps; Tort Reform Bill Still Alive (Insurance Journal)
The Oklahoma Senate rejected a plan to cap plaintiff attorney fees, while voting to keep alive a Republican-sponsored bill to shake up the state's civil justice system in an effort to curtail ...
Top lawyer accused of misleading court (The New Zealand Herald)
The high-profile criminal lawyer who brokered the return of the Waiouru medals is facing a serious charge of attempting to mislead the court. Chris Comeskey will appear before the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary...
Well known Raleigh attorney indicted (ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville)
A Raleigh attorney has been indicted for allegedly trying to hide cash deposits of more than $350,000.
Attorney says Magna reviewing alternatives (AP via Yahoo! News)
A bankruptcy attorney for horse-track owner Magna Entertainment Corp. says the company is still exploring its long-term options.
Lawyer says mother wasn't abandoning her kids (AP via Yahoo! News)
The woman who allegedly ordered her squabbling young daughters out of her car and drove off without them quickly returned to the scene expecting to pick them up, her lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer: Mom wasn't abandoning kids (MSNBC)
The woman who allegedly ordered her squabbling young daughters out of her car and drove off returned quickly to the scene expecting to pick them up, her lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer Says Kaye Scholer Partner Wasn't Abandoning Her Kids (Law.com)
A Kaye Scholer partner who allegedly ordered her squabbling young daughters out of her car and drove off without them quickly returned to the scene expecting to pick them up, her lawyer said Friday. Madlyn Primoff simply drove around the block in downtown White Plains, N.Y., but the 10- and 12-year-old girls were gone when she returned, her defense attorney said. "She wasn't abandoning her ...
New California fuel rule may violate NAFTA: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
California's new low-carbon fuel rules may be a violation of NAFTA and World Trade Organization provisions because they would unfairly limit exports of crude from Canada's oil sands to the state, a prominent Canadian trade lawyer said on Friday.
Cases handled by Tarrant County district attorney's office under Tim Curry (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A look at some of the high-profile cases prosecuted by the Tarrant County district attorney's office under Tim Curry.
RealNetworks Got Technology From Ukrainian Hackers, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
April 25 (Bloomberg) -- RealNetworks Inc. used technology from Ukrainian hackers to build a product that copies DVDs, a lawyer for Walt Disney Co. and other Hollywood movie studios told a federal judge.
Lawyer says fed-up mom wasn't abandoning her kids (Asbury Park Press)
The now infamous mother who ordered her squabbling young daughters out of her car and drove off without them quickly returned to pick them up, her lawyer said Friday.
Local attorney held without bail after third OUI (The Daily Item)
MARBLEHEAD - A local attorney who has become familiar with both sides of the law will spend the weekend in jail following an arrest for operating under the influence Thursday in Marblehead.
Lacy Attorney Seeks Venue Change (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE — The attorney for capital murder defendant Brandon Eugene Lacy wants the case heard outside Benton County. Attorney Jay Saxton filed a motion Friday for a change of venue, claiming pre-trial publicity has made it impossible to find a fair and impartial jury.
Fremont attorney settles in (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - Newly appointed Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn said he'll strive to prove himself and earn the community's confidence as the office recovers from the disruption of the former county attorney's resignation.
Governor Paterson says he can beat Attorney General Andy Cuomo in a primary matchup (New York Daily News)
A tough-talking Gov. Paterson said Friday he intends to run next year, predicting he would win any primary matchup - even against Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Police union attorney mulls labor board pin ruling (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH and#8212; The city Police Commission violated local officers' right to free speech, as well as labor law, by prohibiting officers from wearing union and other pins on their uniforms, according to Peter Perroni, attorney for the patrolmen's union.
Fort Totten soldier sold government goods: U.S. attorney (YourNabe.com)
An active−duty Army Reserve sergeant who was stationed at Bayside’s Fort Totten has been charged with stealing government property after he allegedly ordered more than $200,000 worth of electronics and supplies through a government purchasing program and then sold half of the items in eBay auctions, the U.S. attorney for New York’s Eastern District said.
Lawyer Says Mad Mom Didn't Abandon Kids On Road (Gothamist)
Here we go: Park Avenue lawyer Madlyn Primoff, who was arrested earlier this week after forcing her squabbling children out of the car and driving away , now has a lawyer telling the press , " She wasn't abandoning her children. She expected to find her children. " See, Primhoff had dumped the kids in downtown White Plains and told them to walk the 3 miles home to Scarsdale—but apparently she ...
Vigilance Bureau custody for lawyer in bribery 'deal' (Calcutta News)
A court here Saturday sent a lawyer arrested for acting as the middleman in an alleged bribery deal with a police officer to two day's custody of the Vigilance Bureau.
Lawyer says Belenkaya ready to sign deal, despite TV comments (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, April 25 (RIA Novosti) - Irina Belenkaya's lawyer told Vesti FM radio on Saturday that his client was ready to sign a custody deal with her French ex-husband despite comments she is reported to have made to a Russian TV station.
Attorney general criticized by Tiahrt (The Arkansas City Traveler)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Kansas Republican congressman criticized U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday for telling Congress the Obama administration may try to relax some limits on sharing gun-trace data.
Teen arrested for stealing from cars to pay lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A teen allegedly broke into cars to raise money to pay a lawyer to defend him on other charges. A criminal complaint said a resident caught the teen inside his Chevrolet Camaro in his garage about 4:30 a.m. April 16 and tackled him and held him for police.
Lawyer: Blagojevich wife eyed for TV show (UPI)
CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife, Patti, has been approached regarding a role in an upcoming NBC reality TV series, a lawyer says.
Pirate accused say they are fishermen with guns: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Eleven Somalis awaiting trial in Kenya for piracy after their high-seas arrest by the French navy deny their charges on the grounds they are fishermen with guns, their lawyer said Saturday.
Charleston lawyer pleads to domestic battery, cocaine charges (The Charleston Gazette)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston lawyer Scott P. Mason pleaded no contest to domestic battery and cocaine possession in Kanawha Magistrate Court this week.Chief Kanawha County Magistrate Traci Carper-Strickland sentenced Mason to 30 days in jail, and suspen...
D.C. lawyer suspended as ethics probe is pending (The Washington DC Examiner)
The D.C. Court of Appeals suspended a lawyer as the District’s legal ethics board investigates charges that she tried to inflate her winnings from a lawsuit.
Mannatech, former CEO strike agreement with Attorney General (Coppell Gazette)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached an agreement that resolves the state’s enforcement actions against Coppell-based Mannatech Inc. and its former CEO, Samuel L. Caster.
Mumbai attacks defence 'nearly impossible': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the only surviving suspected gunman of the Mumbai attacks believes defending his Pakistani client in an Indian court poses a "nearly impossible" challenge.
Lawyer claims faulty evidence convicted man (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
HOUSTON (AP) - Faulty forensic evidence and false testimony led to a conviction of a 53-year-old Houston man serving life in prison for rape and robbery, his lawyer said Friday.
Local attorney held without bail after third OUI (The Daily Item)
MARBLEHEAD - A local attorney who has become familiar with both sides of the law will spend the weekend in jail following an arrest for operating under the influence Thursday in Marblehead.
Former county attorney dies (Papillion Times)
World-Herald News Service Dixon Adams practiced as a lawyer in Bellevue as it grew from a small town to the third-largest city in Nebraska before he retired in 2006. He also served as Sarpy County attorney for 20 years.
Lacy Attorney Seeks Venue Change (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE — The attorney for capital murder defendant Brandon Eugene Lacy wants the case heard outside Benton County. Attorney Jay Saxton filed a motion Friday for a change of venue, claiming pre-trial publicity has made it impossible to find a fair and impartial jury.
Attorney: Neurosurgeons had 'secret plan' to build own hospital (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Three Casper neurosurgeons had a "secret plan" to build their own hospital for 12 months before they resigned their privileges at Wyoming Medical Center, an attorney claimed Thursday in federal court.
Defense attorney requests lab probe (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A local defense attorney is asking the San Diego Police Department to investigate a Riverside County laboratory that conducted forensic work on numerous local criminal cases.
Attorney general may face fellow Republican in race (Montgomery Advertiser)
Birmingham attorney Lu ther Strange, who is well- connected in Republican circles, has said he is likely run ning for attorney general in 2010, an office some in the GOP wanted him to seek in 2006.
Canyon News - Councilman Shriver Will Not Be Running For Attorney General (Canyon News)
SANTA MONICA—Councilman Bobby Shriver announced on April 16 that he will not be running for attorney general in 2010.
Woman sues man she alleges was once her defense attorney (Texarkana Gazette)
A woman who says the chief prosecuting attorney of Columbia County was once her defense attorney is suing him in federal court for trying to prosecute her.
Tough sell for Attorney General Holder in persuading European allies to accept Gitmo prisoners (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - It's more than just a tough sell for Attorney General Eric Holder this week to persuade European allies to accept Guantanamo detainees.
Lawyer: Pirate Bay judge possibly biased (UPI)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 26 (UPI) -- The district court judge who presided over the Pirate Bay file-sharing case in Sweden possibly was biased due to copyright affiliations, a lawyer alleges.
Lacy Attorney Seeks Venue Change (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE — The attorney for capital murder defendant Brandon Eugene Lacy wants the case heard outside Benton County. Attorney Jay Saxton filed a motion Friday for a change of venue, claiming pre-trial publicity has made it impossible to find a fair and impartial jury.
Attorney General Eric Holder visits historic torture site in London during tour of Europe (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LONDON - The Obama administration says it won't look backward in the debate over harsh interrogations. On Attorney General Eric Holder's first stop in Europe this week, he looked back centuries, visiting a historic torture site.
New city attorney comes home to Hopewell (The Petersburg Progress-Index)
HOPEWELL — The new city attorney, Thomas Lacheney, has returned to the place where he spent most of his childhood and youth.
Former county attorney dies (Papillion Times)
World-Herald News Service Dixon Adams practiced as a lawyer in Bellevue as it grew from a small town to the third-largest city in Nebraska before he retired in 2006. He also served as Sarpy County attorney for 20 years.
Changes in Bensenville, Elk Grove Village leave lawyer who has fought O'Hare expansion in limbo (Chicago Sun-Times)
Now that Elk Grove Village no longer plans to fight the O'Hare expansion and Bensenville has a new president who wants to negotiate with Chicago, what's going to happen to Joe Karaganis? Karaganis, the lead lawyer against the expansion, says he plans to keep fighting the war he has fought for more than 20 years, to keep airport pollution and construction from hurting the people in the western ...
Alleged armed robber hires Soldati as attorney (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH and#8212; To defend himself against charges alleging he held a handgun to the neck of a friend to rob him of a diamond ring and cash, Andrew Young has hired a private attorney and is scheduled to appear before a judge next week.
Pirate Bay lawyer files for retrial, cites bias (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
* Pirate Bay lawyer submits court filing demanding retrial
County's new attorney hopes to gain community's confidence (Riverton Radio)
Fremont County's newly appointed attorney Brian Varn says he'll work to maintain the quality of the office and earn the community's confidence.
Ex-Yukos lawyer freed from jail (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, April 27 (RIA Novosti) -- Svetlana Bakhmina, a former Yukos lawyer and mother of three, was released from prison on Monday, a week after a Moscow court granted her parole, a friend of the family told RIA Novosti.