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Lawyer says ‘large scale’ war crimes committed by Gaddafi forces
Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have committed “crimes against humanity and war crimes on a large scale,” according to a human rights lawyer gathering evidence in Libya to present to the International Criminal Court.
Attorney David Otto and SEC Reach Settlement on Lawsuit
Attorney David Otto of Seattle-based law firm The Otto Law Group today announced that he had reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission calling into question his work with a local start-up company.
IA Attorney General Wants Party Drink Taken off Shelves
Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player. Attorney General Tom Miller is working to get the highly concentrated alcoholic drink Blast out of stores. He says that advertisers are specifically targeting underage drinkers.
Lawyer for youth pastor says sex charge is unbelievable
By Tony Marrero, Times Staff Writer Friday, April 22, 2011 SPRING HILL — It's what you'd expect a defense attorney to say. But in asserting his client's innocence, Brooksville attorney Peyton Hyslop said the facts of the case will bear out what many people are also saying about Brian Brijbag, a well-known youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Brooksville and an active community volunteer until ...
County attorney dismisses civil complaint
The Travis County Attorney's Office was unable to address allegations filed in a civil complaint by The Austin Bulldog. No action will be taken against the city.
Attorney General To Investigate Price Gouging
Thursday, President Obama announced he wants the Attorney General to investigate price gouging at the pump, but this isn't the first time the government has looked into the issue.
Attorney Charged For Witness Tampering
A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment against veteran criminal defense attorney Charles Daum and two of his investigators. According to the indictment, Daum orchestrated an elaborate scheme in an effort to win an acquittal for his client by doctoring photos, convincing witnesses to lie and going as far as to hide a key government witness who had been subpoenaed to testify.
Lawyer: Soldier charged in Afghan killing released
The lawyer for one of five Washington state soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians for sport says his client is being released from custody pending his court martial.
Lawyer: Georgia teen feared breakup with boyfriend
The lawyer for a 15-year-old girl accused of killing her mother said the girl's boyfriend had given her a deadline, and vowed to break up with her if she didn't meet him that night.
Attorney arrested for second time in two months
A Louisville attorney finds himself in trouble with the law for the second time this year. 59-year old Paul Gordinier was arrested by St. Matthews Police on charges of drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding.
Lawyer: Habit led Pittsburgh teacher to crimes
Pittsburgh police accused Philicia Barbieri of robbing a bank, stealing laptop computers from the Downtown school where she worked and breaking into a neighbor's apartment all in the pursuit of heroin.
District attorney steps down from Carthage nursing-home shooting case
District Attorney Maureen Krueger has stepped down as lead prosecutor in the Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center shooting case because of a potential conflict of interest.
Alleged Rebels member not on run - lawyer
An alleged gang member being sought by police is not on the run and has an appointment to see police next week, says his lawyer.Police said on Thursday they were hunting Duane David Wilson who was dangerous and should not be approached...
Congress leader seeks security for famous woman lawyer
Dehradun, Apr 22 : Famous lawyer and former Chairperson, Uttarakhand Bar Council Razia Beig, who had accused State Social Welfare and Minority Affairs Minister Matbar Singh Kandari of threatening her on phone for raising her voice against corruption in Uttarakhand wakf Board, is attracting political support, willy-nilly.
Bomb lawyer in sectarianism alert
A lawyer who was sent a parcel bomb says there must be a co-ordinated approach towards tackling sectarianism in the west of Scotland.
Beware when attorney general makes news
If the attorney general of Arkansas makes news, he probably is grandstanding.
Federal jury acquits Plantation attorney in loan fraud case
A Plantation attorney was acquitted of 13 counts of bank fraud on Thursday, after a federal jury found that she did not knowingly participate in a mortgage loan scam that cost three banks $7.9 million.
LR lawyer suspended 2 years
The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct suspended lawyer James Brizzolara Jr. of Little Rock for two years, the committee said Thursday.
Attorney general announces $1.8 million settlement with CVS Pharmacy for overcharging Medi-Cal
SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Friday announced a settlement with the drug store chain CVS Pharmacy Inc. for overcharging the state's Medi-Cal program for prescription drugs.
Newport lawyer denies rape accusations
A Northern Kentucky lawyer indicted on a rape charge denied any wrongdoing through a statement released on Friday.
Revillame lawyer lashes back at child psychologist
There seems to be no truce in the ongoing word war over an episode on a popular TV game show where celebrity host Willie Revillame teased a teary-eyed six-year-old dancing boy.
City: attorney drops case over medical pot ban
The Associated Press The Associated Press LOVELAND, Colo. An attorney representing three medical marijuana dispensaries in Loveland has withdrawn a lawsuit against the city. The Coloradoan in Fort Collins reports that attorney Robert Corry moved Thursday to drop the claims. The paper says it obtained the court document through city attorney John Duval. Corry was representing three dispensaries ...
Lawyer: Teen killed mom over boyfriend - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The lawyer for a 15-year-old girl accused of killing her mother said the girl’s boyfriend had given her a deadline, and vowed to break up with her if she didn’t meet him that night.
Attorney General Criticizes Desegregation Spending
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Friday results of an analysis of how two Pulaski County school districts spent public funds targeted for desegregation efforts indicated the districts ar
Lawyer: Georgia teen feared breakup with boyfriend
The lawyer for a 15-year-old girl accused of killing her mother said the girl's boyfriend had given her a deadline, and vowed to break up with her if she didn't meet him that night.
SD Lawmaker Might Appeal Censure As Lawyer
State Lawyer may ask the nation's highest court to review SD Supreme court decision that disciplined him for acting unprofessional
City: attorney drops case over medical pot ban
LOVELAND (AP) - An attorney representing three medical marijuana dispensaries in Loveland has withdrawn a lawsuit against the city.
Rights Lawyer Sentenced In Iran 'Missing'
Mohammad Seifzadeh was sentenced to nine years in prison in October for "acting against national security" by setting up the Center for Human Rights Defenders, which he co-founded with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi and two other lawyers.
Attorney General Mike DeWine's stocks raise question of conflict: Plain Dealing
Many of the companies on DeWine's stock list market products directly to consumers, meaning they fall squarely under the attorney general's jurisdiction.
Attorney Anne Mullaney dies at age 54
Well-known attorney, community leader and Irish pub owner Anne D. Mullaney died Friday after battling cancer.
Attorney Drops Case Over Medical Pot Ban In Loveland
An attorney representing three medical marijuana dispensaries in Loveland has withdrawn a lawsuit against the city.
Lawyer fought cases without licence, held
Ever heard of anyone practising as a lawyer in the sessions court in Pune and the Bombay high court without holding a ‘sanad’ (licence to practice)? Mahendra Vishwanath Kawchale (39) of Keshavnagar in Mundhwa has been found to have done exactly this.
Attorney general calls new drink 'instant binge'
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- First it was Four Loko, and Thursday another controversial drink was coming under fire from state lawmakers.
Lawyer suggests native land commission be incorporated by statute
KUCHING: Former Sessions Court judge Augustine Liom believes that any proposed native land commission should be incorporated by [...]
FLDS attorney speaks out, says books weren’t burned
FLDS attorney speaks out, says books weren’t burned By lindsay whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 23, 2011 10:32PM MDT An attorney for a polygamous sect says a bonfire set in Colorado City, Ariz., last weekend was part of an effort to clean up an old building, not to burn thousands of books. “They thought they were performing a service by cleaning up this building,” said Rod Parker ...
Lawyer: Justice Will Eventually Overpower Evil
Mr. Chen, a lawyer who had come to the show out of curiosity along with his wife and a friend found Shen Yun, "really great!'
High-alcohol drink concerns attorney general
Attorney General Tom Miller is raising concerns over the way a company is marketing the high-alcohol beverage Blast by Colt 45.
Attorney announces second run for council in Fairfield
Fairfield attorney Pam Bertani will formally announce her run for Fairfield City Council at a "Community-Call-to-Action" event on the steps of the Fairfield City Council Chamber next week, she said in a press release Thursday.
S'GOR GOVT WON'T FORCE LAWYER TO APPEAR BEFORE COMMITTEE, SAYS MB
SHAH ALAM, April 24 (Bernama) -- The Selangor government will not forcelawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun to appear before the Rights and PrivilegesCommittee of the state assembly, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim saidtoday.He, however, stressed at the same time that Hafarizam and his client, PortKlang assemblyman Badrul Hisham Abdullah, should be brought before the committeeto answer ...
Selangor Government Won't Force Lawyer To Appear Before Committee, Says MB
SHAH ALAM, April 24 (Bernama) -- The Selangor government will not force lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun to appear before the Rights and Privileges Committee of the state assembly, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Sunday.
From lawyer to playwright:
Photo courtesy of Turtle Mountain Production Company_Former Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Bill Donnelly's play, "The Tenant," will premiere this week in New York City.
Lawyer for American hikers says trial should proceed without Shourd
The trial for three American hikers charged with spying in Iran should proceed even if freed hiker Sarah Shourd fails to return for the next hearing, their attorney told CNN on Sunday.
Leading Human Rights Lawyer Detained on Spurious Charges
The Iranian Judiciary and Intelligence Ministry should immediately release prominent human rights lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Campaign expressed serious concern regarding Seifzadeh's baseless detention and reported ill health. He has been denied access to his attorney, and other internationally guaranteed due process rights.
All evidence invited, says lawyer probing corruption claims
A lawyer appointed to head an investigation into allegations of corruption in Marlborough District Council tendering processes says he will not ignore any evidence of corruption within the council.
Lawyer won't ignore allegations
A lawyer appointed to head an investigation into allegations of corruption in Marlborough District Council tendering processes says he will not ignore any evidence of corruption within the council.
Selangor Govt Won't Force Lawyer To Appear Before Committee
SHAH ALAM -- The Selangor government will not force lawyer Mohd Hafarizam Harun to appear before the Rights and Privileges Committee of the state assembly, Mentri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said yesterday.
The lawyer behind the $10B haul for Madoff victims
Everyone's mad at Irving Picard.
The lawyer behind the $10B haul for Madoff victims
Everyone's mad at Irving Picard. To be fair, his job is thankless: He's the court-appointed bloodhound in charge of hunting down money for the victims of Bernard Madoff, a man who was so skilled at hiding money that he kept the biggest scam in the history of American finance going for at least two decades.
Then-attorney general warned years ago that property values could be inflated
"Florida's public records should not be used as an instrument of deception," a grand jury wrote in the 1990s. As far back as 1995, Florida's attorney general warned it was possible to artificially inflate property sale prices by paying too much in documentary-stamp taxes — a practice happening now in some investor purchases of foreclosure properties in Orange County.
Children underfed at Ethiopian ‘transition’ home run by Imagine Adoption: lawyer
A Kitchener lawyer sent to inspect an Ontario adoption agency’s transition home in Ethiopia said food was running out for the dozens of children living there.