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Australian spared death in Indonesia: lawyer
Australian drug smuggler Scott Rush, one of the members of a gang known as the Bali Nine, has won an appeal against his death sentence in Indonesia, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Demjanjuk attorney disputes trial's legitimacy
John Demjanjuk's attorney argued Tuesday that the German trial against his client on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp lacks a legal basis because the Sobibor camp lies in neighboring Poland.
Demjanjuk's attorney disputes German trial's legitimacy in closing remarks
MUNICH - John Demjanjuk's attorney argued Tuesday that the German trial against his client on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp lacks a legal basis because the Sobibor camp lies in neighbouring Poland.
Haynesworth enters not guilty plea
A lawyer for Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to a charge of sexual abuse.
Demjanjuk attorney questions trial
John Demjanjuk's attorney argued Tuesday that the German trial against the retired Ohio autoworker on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp lacks a legal basis because the Sobibor camp lies in neighboring Poland.
State Attorney Earl Moreland to retire
State Attorney Earl Moreland will not seek re-election in 2012, and instead will retire after 24
Washington lawyer stabbed in courtroom; minor injury
EVERETT, Wash. The Snohomish County sheriff's office says a lawyer suffered a minor injury when his client stabbed him in the neck with a pencil in an Everett courtroom. The Daily Herald reports the lawyer was treated at the scene. The stabbing was referred to the prosecutor's office for possible charging. The 27-year-old defendant was making a court appearance Monday in a homicide case. The ...
U.S. Attorney Says Boy Died Of Hypothermia
New Hampshire's U.S. attorney said Tuesday that he believes a boy who died eight years ago was not murdered.
7 seek state’s attorney post
Restoring the integrity of the Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office and the trust of the county’s residents are two goals cited by many of the attorneys looking to fill the position.
Lawyer for Redskins player Albert Haynesworth enters not guilty plea to sexual abuse charge
WASHINGTON - Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth did not grope a waitress at a hotel bar and intends to fight the accusations, his lawyer said Tuesday in entering a not guilty plea to a misdemeanour charge of sexual abuse.
Everett attorney allegedly stabbed by client during trial
EVERETT -- An Everett attorney wasn't seriously hurt after being attacked by his client during a hearing at the Snohomish County courthouse Monday. Defense attorney Thomas Cox declined to comment Monday because the alleged attacker still is his client.
Attorney for Laurencio Rodriguez has 'different theory' as to what happened to Rachel M. Scott
CORUNNA, Michigan — The attorney for the accused killer in 11-year-old homicide case said he has a much different theory as to how Rachel M. Scott was killed.
Former Glaxo Lawyer Wins Acquittal by Judge at Maryland Obstruction Trial
An ex- GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) attorney accused of covering up the company’s improper marketing of its antidepressant drug Wellbutrin SR won acquittal by a federal judge at her criminal trial.
Judge: No decision on hit man lawyer's testimony
A judge says he needs more time to decide whether to allow a lawyer to testify that a Detroit hit man admitted to four murders that were pinned on someone else.
Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina attorney for several Muslim leaders says two airlines owe his clients an apology for kicking them off commercial flights.
Lawyer: Airlines should apologize to imams
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference. Imams from Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to ...
Airlines should apologize to imams, attorney says
An attorney said that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights.
Attorney says US airlines owe Muslim religious leaders apology for removing them from flights
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly removed from two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.
Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams
An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.
Federal Judge Acquits Ex-Glaxo Lawyer Before Defense Even Starts
The federal government alleged that Lauren Stevens, once an in-house lawyer, had obstructed an Food and Drug Administration investigation into Glaxo's marketing of the antidepressant Wellbutrin as a weight-loss aid. A federal judge acquitted her before the defense called a witness.
Airlines Should Apologize to Imams Wrongly Removed From Flights, Attorney Says
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly removed from two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.
Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams
An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.
Attorney says airlines owe Muslim religious leaders an apology for removing them from flights
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference. Imams in Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to the Charlotte conference when they were asked to leave the planes Friday. The imams had already ...
Federal Judge Acquits Ex-Glaxo Lawyer Before Defense Even Starts
The federal government alleged that Lauren Stevens, once an in-house lawyer, had obstructed an Food and Drug Administration investigation into Glaxo's marketing of the antidepressant Wellbutrin as a weight-loss aid. A federal judge acquitted her before the defense called a witness.
Judge throws out case vs ex-Glaxo lawyer
A judge threw out criminal charges against a former GlaxoSmithKline Plc lawyer midway through her trial for purportedly obstructing a probe into the company's marketing practices, saying prosecutors never should have brought the case.
Attorney’s DWI case moved to Niagara Falls
The driving while intoxicated case against local attorney Daniel E. Seaman will be prosecuted in Niagara Falls City Court.
Judge acquits GSK lawyer
BALTIMORE, May 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Maryland acquitted a former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer accused of lying during an investigation into the pharmaceutical giant's marketing.
Everett attorney allegedly stabbed by client during trial
EVERETT -- An Everett attorney wasn't seriously hurt after being attacked by his client during a hearing at the Snohomish County courthouse Monday. Defense attorney Thomas Cox declined to comment Monday because the alleged attacker still is his client.
Two Nationalists Jailed For Murdering Lawyer
MOSCOW — An ultranationalist was sentenced to life in prison, and his girlfriend received an 18-year sentence for the brazen daylight killing of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and a Novaya Gazeta reporter.
Local attorney may challenge Luzerne County District Attorney Musto Carroll
Attorney Stefanie Salavantis is mounting a Republican write-in campaign to run for Luzerne County district attorney against incumbent Jackie Musto Carroll.
Attorney: Airlines should apologize to removed imams
An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.
Prosecution of Tax Lawyer Daugerdas Enters Home Stretch
The most unavoidable things in life, the saying goes, are death and taxes. But that allegedly didn't stop tax lawyer Paul Daugerdas and others from trying to offer wealthy clients a way out of taxes, said a federal prosecutor in her closing argument of the 10-week tax fraud trial of Daugerdas.
Attorney Jim Conner selected for National Academy of Distinguished Neutral's Membership
Raleigh, NC – May, 2011 – James L. Conner, II, partner at the law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has been selected for membership into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Sellersburg town attorney arrested for DUI
Sellersburg Town Attorney William P. McCall III was arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated Friday night.
Local attorney may challenge Luzerne County District Attorney Musto Carroll
Attorney Stefanie Salavantis is mounting a Republican write-in campaign to run for Luzerne County district attorney against incumbent Jackie Musto Carroll.
Frank McCourt's lawyer rips MLB for appointing monitor with ties to Jamie McCourt
MLB rescinds the appointment of an assistant to Dodgers trustee Tom Schieffer after it's discovered he advised Jamie McCourt on her divorce.
Attorney: US airlines should apologize to Imams
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly removed from two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.
Salem lawyer leads in lawsuit against USAA
A Salem lawyer has taken the lead in a lawsuit on behalf of military families against USAA Insurance Companies.
No lawyer reprimands despite foreclosure fraud complaints
Complaints about foreclosure fraud are pouring into The Florida Bar, with four times more cases pending today than six months ago, as property owners trying to save their homes increasingly take on their banks and their lenders' lawyers.
Lawyer not among Appeals Court finalists
Bettendorf lawyer Steven Berger was not among the three finalists nominated to fill a vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals.
Lawyer: Evidence 'reeks' of guilt
A federal prosecutor described former Del. Phillip A. Hamilton on Tuesday as a corrupt official who proposed a budget amendment for an education program at Old Dominion University that would pay him badly needed money.
Lawyer: Evidence 'reeks' of guilt
A federal prosecutor described former Del. Phillip A. Hamilton on Tuesday as a corrupt official who proposed a budget amendment for an education program at Old Dominion University that would pay him badly needed money.
Suicide pact charge "barbaric", says lawyer
A mental health patient has admitted what her lawyer labelled a "barbaric" charge of entering into a suicide pact with a woman who took her own life.
Lawyer arrives to investigate claims
Forty-six people, including eight councillors, will meet the lawyer appointed to investigate allegations of corruption in Marlborough District Council tendering processes.
Gentry's trial attorney claims withheld evidence could have been "game-changer"
Darlene Gentry’s trial attorney said Tuesday that evidence McLennan County prosecutors reportedly withheld from him during Gentry’s murder trial could have been a “game-changer” in terms of his trial preparation and strategy.
Bryan lawyer's license gets revoked
A local attorney recently was disbarred from practicing law in Texas after he continued to solicit business and represent clients despite having had his law license suspended. Billy John Merchant of Bryan was one of three lawyers in the state whose l ...
Attorney for Fayette County asks suit be thrown out
An attorney representing Fayette County has again asked a federal judge to dismiss portion of the lawsuit filed by the Church of Universal Love and Music, its founder and several others.
Mystic attorney enters race for regional probate judge
Mystic attorney Dean Antipas has announced that he has entered the June 21 Republican primary for judge of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Probate Court. Antipas will face Stonington attorney
Everett attorney allegedly stabbed by client during trial
EVERETT -- An Everett attorney wasn't seriously hurt after being attacked by his client during a hearing at the Snohomish County courthouse Monday. Defense attorney Thomas Cox declined to comment Monday because the alleged attacker still is his client.
Pilots overreacted in kicking imams off jets, attorney says
An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference of imams.