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Lawyer for disguised man on flight wants media ban
The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man requested Monday that the media be banned from covering his client's immigration hearings to protect his identity.
Lawyer: Many Mehserle protesters cited, released
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An attorney says a majority of 152 protesters arrested over the sentencing of a white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer in the killing of an unarmed black man have been released. Carlos Villarreal, executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area National Lawyers Guild, says about six people remained in jail Monday while other protesters were released after ...
Lawyer denies Awlaqi linked to Frenchman's murder
A lawyer for radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, accused of incitement to kill foreigners, denied Tuesday the imam was linked to the murder of a Frenchman in Yemen and said his whereabouts are unknown.
China bars lawyer from attending London conference
A renowned Chinese human rights lawyer whose firm is representing imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo said he was blocked by Beijing airport police from boarding a flight Tuesday to attend a conference in London.
Attorney: Motel making sure residents are safe
An Omaha attorney representing the owners of the American Inn said his clients are cooperating with city officials to make sure the residents of the motel are safe.
Canadian lawyer seeks media ban
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a young Asian man who boarded an Air Canada flight disguised as an elderly Caucasian wants to ban the media from his client's detention review.
Lawyer, salon owner win Tacoma dance contest
Three people who recently tried their hand at ballroom dancing walked away winners Saturday at the second annual Dancing with the Tacoma Stars, a fundraiser for Tacoma Musical Playhouse.
Mesa Attorney, CPA Sentenced For Tax Fraud
An attorney and a certified public accountant, both from Mesa, are sentenced to prison for tax fraud.
Attorney: Motel making sure residents are safe
An Omaha attorney representing the owners of the American Inn said his clients are cooperating with city officials to make sure the residents of the motel are safe.
Lawyer linked to Nobel winner says barred from leaving China
A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China on Tuesday and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie's travel as U.S. Attorney scrutinized in report
TRENTON -- A new Justice Department audit criticizes Gov. Chris Christie's travel spending habits in his final two years as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, finding nearly two-thirds of his overnight hotel stays exceeded without justification the government rates for lodging.
U.S. Charges Drug Company Lawyer With Making False Statements During Probe
An attorney for an unidentified “major pharmaceutical company” was charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements during an investigation into unapproved uses of a drug, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Barbour selects new prosecuting attorney
The search for the next prosecuting attorney in Barbour County came to an end Monday when county commissioners named attorney Leckta Poling to fill the position. Poling will take over for current Prosecuting Attorney E. Lynn Phillips on Jan. 1.
Lawyer takes aim at news outlets
VANCOUVER -- The detention review for a young Chinese man who fled to Canada disguised as an old Caucasian man turned into a mini-trial of three Chinese-Canadian newspapers Monday.[...]
Justice Department Charges Ex-Glaxo Attorney In Alleged Off-Label Marketing Case
Justice Department Charges Ex-Glaxo Attorney In Alleged Off-Label Marketing Case
Lawyer linked to Nobel winner stopped from leaving China
Agencies Beijing, Nov 9: A rights lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China on Tuesday amid reports Beijing wants to block people attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
U.S. Charges Drug Company Lawyer With False Statements
An attorney for an unidentified “major pharmaceutical company” was charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements during an investigation into unapproved uses of a drug, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Chinese blocked from attending Nobel awards
BEIJING: A lawyer whose firm represents the jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he and several others have been prevented from leaving China to attend the ceremony in Oslo.
Former Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus released from federal prison
After more than six years in prison, former Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus was released today from the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Fla.
Disgraced Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus released from federal prison
After more than six years in prison, former Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus was released today from the federal prison camp in Pensacola, Fla.
Steve Cooley clinging to lead over Kamala Harris in Attorney General's race
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley holds a 40,958-vote lead over San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris in the race for state attorney general as ballot counting resumes today.
Ersland's Attorney Requests Judge Remove Self From Case
The attorney for Jerome Ersland asked District Judge Ray Elliott on Monday morning to remove himself from the case.
Okla. pharmacist's attorney wants judge removed
Associated Press - November 9, 2010 11:15 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The attorney for an Oklahoma pharmacist charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a teenage would-be robber wants...
AWKWARD: Chris Christie Used To Be The Biggest Money-Wasting US Attorney
The Justice Department Inspector General released a report yesterday showing that a select number of U.S. Attorneys sought reimbursement above government lodging rates. At the top of the worst offenders list: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who was U.S. Attorney from 2002 to 2008.
DOJ charges former Glaxo attorney with obstruction
Federal prosecutors say they have charged a former GlaxoSmithKline attorney with obstructing justice and making false statements in an effort to conceal illegal promotion of a company drug.
Man was 'scared to death' during Dorchester road rage incident, his attorney says
By Milton J. Valencia and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff A Quincy man lashed out with a folding knife to fend off an attacker he feared was going to kill him during a road rage incident in Dorchester on Monday,...
US charges former Glaxo attorney with obstruction
WASHINGTON - U.S. prosecutors say they have charged a former GlaxoSmithKline attorney with obstructing justice and making false statements in an effort to conceal illegal promotion of a company drug.
Feds Charge Retired Glaxo Lawyer With Obstructing FDA Investigation
A former drug company lawyer allegedly obstructed a Food and Drug Administration investigation into the marketing of an antidepressant for unapproved uses. Doctors paid by the company allegedly promoted an antidepressant for weight loss.
Orie Attorney Asks Judge To Dismiss Some Charges
A defense attorney for Republican state Sen. Jane Orie wants a judge to dismiss some conflict of interest charges against her.
Lawyer linked to Nobel winner says barred from leaving China
BEIJING (AFP) - A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China on Tuesday and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Feds Charge Retired Glaxo Lawyer With Obstructing FDA Investigation
A former drug company lawyer allegedly obstructed a Food and Drug Administration investigation into the marketing of an antidepressant for unapproved uses. Doctors paid by the company allegedly promoted an antidepressant for weight loss.
Report criticizes Christie's travel as US attorney
From the Associated Press:
NJ Gov. Chris Christie's travel as U.S. Attorney scrutinized in report
TRENTON -- A new Justice Department audit criticizes Gov. Chris Christie's travel spending habits in his final two years as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, finding nearly two-thirds of his overnight hotel stays exceeded without justification the government rates for lodging.
China detains lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize winner at airport
The attorney and a law professor are barred from leaving the country in an apparent attempt to prevent attendance at Oslo ceremony for jailed prize recipient Liu Xiaobo. A lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was blocked Tuesday from leaving Beijing in what appeared to be an attempt by the Chinese government to put a damper on festivities at the Nobel awards dinner next month in Oslo.
Ghailani was duped by Al-Qaeda in Africa bombings: lawyer
Ahmed Ghailani's lawyers used Tuesday's closing arguments in his terror trial to depict him as an "innocent, naive boy" duped by Al-Qaeda operatives rather than a plotter of the 1998 US embassy bombings that slaughtered hundreds in Africa.
D.A.’s secretary charged with aiding kin in trouble
A secretary in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office has been charged with using her position to obstruct criminal investigations involving her grandson, the state Attorney General's Office announced today.
Pharmacist's attorney wants judge removed from trial
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The attorney for an Oklahoma pharmacist charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a teenage would-be robber wants the judge to step aside from the case. Attorney Irven Box for pharmacist Jerome Ersland said after a hearing Tuesday that he asked during a closed meeting that Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott recuse. Box said he'll give his reasons when a hearing ...
Former Glaxo Lawyer Charged With Obstruction Of Probe
Former Glaxo Lawyer Charged With Obstruction Of Probe
Ex-Glaxo Lawyer Charged With Making False Statements
A former attorney for GlaxoSmithKline Plc was charged with obstruction and making false statements during an investigation into unapproved uses of a drug, the U.S. Justice Department said today.
Ex-Glaxo lawyer indicted for role in US drug probe
WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A former lawyer for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc (LSE: GSK.L - news) has been indicted for lying and obstructing an investigation into the company's promotion of an anti-depressant drug, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The lawyer, Lauren Stevens, was indicted on four counts of making false statements, one count of obstruction of justice and ...
Ex-Glaxo lawyer indicted for role in U.S. drug probe
A former lawyer for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc has been indicted for lying and obstructing an investigation into the company's promotion of an anti-depressant drug, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
Ex-Glaxo lawyer indicted for role in U.S. drug probe
A former lawyer for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc has been indicted for lying and obstructing an investigation into the company's promotion of an anti-depressant drug, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
Former Maricopa County attorney opens law office
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has opened a law office in Phoenix at the same time that he faces an investigation into his ethical conduct. The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the f
Kitchener lawyer on defence team in Arthur murder case
— An Arthur man charged with murder and assault has retained two lawyers, including one from Kitchener.
DOJ charges former Glaxo lawyer with obstruction
WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged a former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer with obstructing justice and making false statements in an effort to conceal illegal promotion of a company drug.
China bars lawyer from attending London conference
A renowned Chinese human rights lawyer whose firm is representing imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo said he was blocked from leaving Tuesday to attend a conference in London.
Attorney: Cameras Coming Down Next Year
The red light cameras are not coming down until next year in Houston.
Glaxo Failed to Warn About Paxil Risks, Lawyer Says at Philadelphia Trial
GlaxoSmithKline Plc , the U.K.’s largest drugmaker, failed to properly warn consumers that its antidepressant drug Paxil could cause birth defects, a lawyer for the family of an injured teenager told jurors.
Hearing adjourned after Fulton fires lawyer
HEATHER RIVERS Sentinel-Review WOODSTOCK —The dangerous offender hearing of Christopher Fulton has been adjourned until Nov. 30 after Fulton abruptly fired his lawyer, Bob Sheppard, amid accusations of an unfair hearing.[...]
Cooley in lead as ballot count continues in attorney general race
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Steve Cooley maintained his lead in the tight race for California attorney general Monday, although the last unresolved contest for statewide office remained too close to call nearly a week after Election Day.