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Report: Lawyer drops trousers while his client is questioned by 2 female investigators
VIENNA — An Austrian newspaper is reporting that a lawyer dropped his trousers during the questioning of his client by two female investigators, exposing his briefs. The Tiroler Tageszeitung said Wednesday the incident happened April 20 in a police station in the western hamlet of Mayrhofen. It says that after letting his suit trousers slip to his knees, the scantily-clad attorney, who was not ...
Disbarred attorney arrested while awaiting trial for swindling immigrants
Disbarred attorney James Harvey Tipler has been arrested while awaiting trial for swindling clients at an immigration business.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office charged Tipler on Friday with continuing to operate the business that got him in trouble in the first place while he was out of...
Friend says Chinese civil rights lawyer resurfaces
A friend of prominent Chinese civil rights lawyer Li Fangping says he has returned home after disappearing for several days amid an ongoing government crackdown on dissent.
Lawyer: QPR still likely to go up
QPR could start next season in the Barclays Premier League with a points deduction if they are found guilty of the FA charges facing them over the Alejandro Faurlin case, according to a sports lawyer.
Friend says Chinese civil rights lawyer resurfaces
The wife and a friend of a prominent Chinese civil rights lawyer said he returned home Wednesday after disappearing for five days amid an ongoing government crackdown on dissent.
Friend says Chinese rights lawyer resurfaces after unexplained disappearance amid crackdown
BEIJING — The wife and a friend of a prominent Chinese civil rights lawyer said he returned home Wednesday after disappearing for five days amid an ongoing government crackdown on dissent. Li Fangping vanished Friday after leaving a meeting with a group that fights discrimination against people with hepatitis B. It was not known where he went, but his disappearance came as hundreds of people ...
Int'l lawyer: U.S. attack was legal
A lawyer specializing in international law told FOX 13 that the U.S. is justified for going into Pakistan and carrying out a complex operation to kill Osama bin Laden without notifying its government.
Demjanjuk attorney says his client a victim
John Demjanjuk's attorney argued Wednesday for his client's acquittal on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder, saying he never served as a Nazi guard and was a victim himself of both the Soviet regime and the Germans.
Demjanjuk attorney says his client a victim of both Soviets and Nazis
MUNICH — John Demjanjuk’s attorney argued Wednesday for his client’s acquittal on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder, saying he never served as a Nazi guard and was a victim himself of both the Soviet regime and the Germans. Ulrich Busch said in his second day of closing remarks that Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk had suffered under the Soviet regime of Josef Stalin before he was captured while ...
Attorney general confirms Sony data breach probe
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department had an open investigation into the Sony Corp data breach.
U.S. Attorney General concerned over possible revenge for bin Laden
Attorney General Eric Holder also testified Wednesday he thinks Osama bin Laden's death will ultimately make the United States safer.
Int'l lawyer: U.S. attack was legal
A lawyer specializing in international law told FOX 13 that the U.S. is justified for going into Pakistan and carrying out a complex operation to kill Osama bin Laden without notifying its government.
Secretary Of State's Attorney Seeks Delay In Legal Fight
An attorney who represents Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White plans to seek what could be a substantial delay in legal proceedings that could result in White's removal from office.
Texas attorney general drawn into Leach case
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is now involved in the Mike Leach case, too.
Attorney general stops in Moses Lake
Steven Wyble/Columbia Basin Herald State Attorney General Rob McKenna met with supporters at the Grant County International Airport Saturday.
Attorney General Holder confirms Sony data breach probe
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the Justice Department had an open investigation into the Sony Corp data breach.
Defense lawyer: supremacist should get 3½ years
The Associated Press The Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, Conn. The lawyer for a reputed white supremacist convicted in a Connecticut plot to sell grenades and guns says his client deserves no more than 3½ years in prison, but prosecutors are seeking a 15-year sentence. Thirty-four-year-old Alexander DeFelice of Milford is set to be sentenced Thursday in Bridgeport federal court. His lawyer filed ...
Defense lawyer: supremacist should get 3 1/2 years
The lawyer for a reputed white supremacist convicted in a Connecticut plot to sell grenades and guns says his client deserves no more than 3 1/2 years in prison, but prosecutors are seeking a 15-year sentence.
US Attorney General Confirms Sony Data Breach Probe
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department had an open investigation into the Sony data breach.
Attorney for Ocean Township murder suspect should step down, prosecutor says
John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerLeft to right, Kathleen Dorsett, her mother Lesley Dorsett and father Thomas Dorsett enter a courtroom at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold today. All are charged with various crimes related to the death of Kathleen Dorsett's ex-husband....
LA district attorney hands Lindsay Lohan's necklace theft case to city counterpart
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles district attorney's office has handed Lindsay Lohan's alleged necklace theft case over to the Los Angeles city attorney, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the district attorney said the decision to drop the charges and instead hand the case...
Bin Laden raid 'lawful': US attorney general
The raid against Osama bin Laden in which the unarmed Al-Qaeda leader was shot dead was "lawful" and "an act of national self-defense," US Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Attorney: Accused DOT worker already paid back unemployment dollars
A state Department of Transportation worker accused last week of wrongfully receiving more than $2,600 in state unemployment benefits has already paid all the money back, his attorney said.
Lawyer says man accused of running over ducklings with Hummer has received hate mail
A hearing for a man accused of intentionally running over ducklings in Ann Arbor was rescheduled today, and his lawyer said he and his client have received hate mail....
US Attorney General Eric Holder says killing bin Laden was 'an act of national self-defense'
WASHINGTON -- US Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the killing of Usama bin Laden was lawful, describing it as "an act of national self-defense." Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder said bin Laden was the head of al Qaeda, the organization responsible for the 9/11 attacks...
Attorney general worries revenge seekers will attack over bin Laden’s death
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder expressed serious concern Thursday about the possibility of attacks on Americans as revenge for Osama bin Laden’s death. He also predicted the terrorist watch list will be expanded based on evidence collected in the al-Qaida leader’s home. Holder also said the raid was “entirely lawful and consistent with our values.” Holder told the Senate Judiciary ...
Condo of convicted Fla. lawyer on market
NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- A luxury condo unit in New York owned by convicted Ponzi operator Scott Rothstein seized by officials is on the market for $5.4 million, the listing indicated.
Russo resigns as Oakland city attorney
John Russo is leaving behind a 16-year career in elected public service in Oakland after being hired as city manager for Alameda. He'll leave his Oakland job June 10 and start in Alameda on June 13.
GOP fails to bottle up RI lawyer's nomination
A trial lawyer nominated by President Barack Obama to be a federal judge in Rhode Island is on track to be confirmed after a Senate GOP filibuster attempt failed Wednesday.
Friend says Chinese civil rights lawyer resurfaces
The wife and a friend of a prominent Chinese civil rights lawyer said he returned home Wednesday after disappearing for five days amid an ongoing government crackdown on dissent.
NKY lawyer pleads not guilty to rape
A Northern Kentucky lawyer charged with rape pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Campbell Circuit Court.
GOP fails to bottle up RI lawyer's nomination
A trial lawyer nominated by President Barack Obama to be a federal judge in Rhode Island is on track to be confirmed after a Senate GOP filibuster attempt failed Wednesday.
US attorney general: bin Laden raid 'lawful'
Top Obama officials on Wednesday defended the raid by US commandos that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a "lawful" operation that was "an act of national self-defense."
Oakland City Attorney Russo Leaving For Alameda Post
Oakland City Attorney John Russo announced Wednesday that he will leave his post on June 13 to became Alameda’s city manager.
Clayton lawyer and two others indicted in $52 million alleged ponzi scheme
ST. LOUIS • Three men, including a Clayton lawyer who is also a church bishop, have been indicted in a more than $52 million alleged Ponzi scheme, prosecutors say.
Lawyer Paul Clement Files Brief for States Challenging Health Care Law
Powerhouse lawyer Paul Clement is not only representing the House of Representatives in its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), he is also the chief lawyer tasked with representing 26 states in a bid to have an appeals court strike down the Obama administration’s health care law.
Attorney general warns of identity theft
Attorney General Luther Strange urges citizens to be vigilant for identity theft that could happen as confidential information may be scattered in the debris of damage from last week's catastrophic tornadoes.
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Sony
New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman , on Tuesday issued a subpoena to Sony requesting information about how it protects customers’ personal information.
RI lawyer confirmed as US judge; GOP block fails
A trial lawyer nominated by President Barack Obama to be a federal judge in Rhode Island was confirmed on a party-line vote Wednesday just hours after a Senate GOP filibuster attempt failed.
Rules breached, says lawyer
PUTRAJAYA: Lawyer Gurbachan Singh is claiming that Court of Appeal president Justice Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, who led a Federal Court panel dismissing his appeal against an order to return 1,472ha land, had left it for several minutes, thus contravening the rules of coram.
Glaxo Poised to Settle 1,000 Avandia Suits, Lawyer Says
GlaxoSmithKline Plc, which has set aside more than $6 billion to help settle lawsuits alleging the drugmaker’s Avandia diabetes drug causes heart attacks, is poised to resolve another 1,000 cases, a lawyer said.
12. Rules breached, says lawyer
PUTRAJAYA: Lawyer Gurbachan Singh is claiming that Court of Appeal president Justice Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, who led a Federal Court panel dismissing his appeal against an order to return 1,472ha land, had left it for several minutes, thus contravening ...
Attorney General Holder: No-fly, terrorist watch lists will probably grow
The trove of material seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound will probably lead to additional people being added to the government’s no-fly and terrorist watch lists, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday. Holder, speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee, said a team of federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies is reviewing the material and “will make ...
Lawyer: Accused killer has low sodium
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., May 4 (UPI) -- A Michigan man charged with killing his mother was temporarily insane because of a sodium deficiency, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer gets jail for national fraud
Martin Wirick, the Vancouver lawyer now known infamously for helping to perpetrate the largest legal fraud in Canadian history, including stalling a multi-million dollar commercial project in Abbotsford, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Attorney's contempt finding withheld, law firm dropping its foreclosure operations
Attorney's contempt finding withheld, law firm dropping its foreclosure operations
China frees rights defence lawyer Li, another disappears
BEIJING (Reuters) - China released a prominent human rights lawyer, Li Fangping, after six days in secretive detention, he said on Thursday, while another lawyer disappeared, targets of a crackdown that critics said is seeking to silence "rights defenders".
Local lawyer faces 22-count indictment over alleged Ponzi scheme
A local lawyer who has already been battling the seizure of his assets has been indicted on 22 federal charges that accuse him of helping run a Ponzi scheme that cost investors about $52.5 million.
Accused man being set up, his attorney says
The attorney representing Fresno businessman Daljit Singh against charges that he tried to have a former partner killed acknowledged that Singh "had conversations" with a police informant who linked Singh to the alleged murder-for-hire plot.
Google Seeks Antitrust Lawyer as It Faces Regulatory Scrutiny Over Search
Google Inc. (GOOG) , with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said to be preparing an investigation of its dominant position in the Internet search industry, is seeking to hire an antitrust lawyer, according to an online job posting.