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WikiLeaks to file complaint against Visa, Mastercard: lawyer
WikiLeaks will lodge a complaint with the European Commission against credit card giants Visa and MasterCard if the two companies refuse to lift their ban on donations to the site, their lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: UK paper hacked slain girl's phone
A lawyer for the family of a murdered British girl accused The News of the World tabloid on Monday of hacking into her cell phone after she went missing.
Dispute emerges over Russian lawyer's jail death
Russian investigators admitted Monday for the first time that a Russian lawyer who accused officials of corruption died in jail due to a lack of medical treatment — but a rights activist said the death came after a brutal beating by prison guards.
Lawyer for Strauss-Kahn maid backs French accuser
The lawyer for the New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said Monday he supported a French journalist who is accusing the former IMF chief of similar charges.
County attorney weighs in on Warren arrest
Liberty County Attorney Wes Hinch said his office has not been consulted regarding the misdemeanor charge against Assistant District Attorney Joe Warren, who was arrested by the sheriff’s office on Ju
Dowlers' lawyer condemns phone hacking
Mark Lewis says the News of the World acted despicably by illegally accessing Milly's phone messages after she was abducted.
Strauss-Kahn Prosecutors to Determine What Is ‘Responsible’
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office isn’t ready to dismiss sexual assault charges against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn even after becoming aware of allegations his accuser was a prostitute, his top deputy said.
Attorney For Ereck Plancher's Family Welcomes Appeal
After being ordered to pay Ereck Plancher's family $10 million in a wrongful death suit, the University of Central Florida said they planned to appeal the judgment. Plancher's family attorney, Steven Yerrid, said he  welcomes the appeal : "Our goal was to make a difference so other parents don't have to suffer a horrific experience of burying a child," Yerrid said. "It speaks to bigger issue ...
Lawyer: UK paper hacked into abducted girl's phone
A lawyer for the family of a murdered British girl accused The News of the World tabloid on Monday of hacking into her cell phone after she went missing.
Lawyer: UK paper hacked into abducted girl's phone
A lawyer for the family of a murdered British girl accused The News of the World tabloid on Monday of hacking into her cell phone after she went missing.
Friends remember former district attorney
Former Calhoun County District Attorney Joe Hubbard died Monday at his home in Oxford. He was 58.
Attorney agrees to suspended license
Local attorney Barbara Transki said she “does not disagree” with a June 23 “Published Order Finding Misconduct and Imposing Discipline” from the Indiana Supreme Court, which has suspended her license for not fewer than six months without automatic reinstatement beginning Aug. 5.
Minnetonka lawyer enters ethical 'gray zone’
Attorney is representing alleged killer of former client.
Minnetonka lawyer enters ethical 'gray zone’
Attorney is representing alleged killer of former client.
UK paper hacked into abducted girl's phone: Lawyer
LONDON - A LAWYER for the family of a murdered British girl accused The News of the World tabloid on Monday of hacking into her cell phone after she went missing. The new claims added to a widening scandal surrounding the tabloid newspaper, which is under police investigation and battling lawsuits into its alleged phone-hacking activities.
Perth lawyer in court over wife's murder
Lloyd Rayney has appeared in court for the first time after pleading not guilty to murdering his wife.
Attorney’s two-year suspension partially stayed
EAST LIVERPOOL - A local attorney who was suspended from practicing law had the decision partially stayed, and he will now be suspended for only six months.
Attorney General urges review of Family Court
The Commonwealth Government has allocated funding to Western Australia's Family Court to help it deal with an increase in cases.
Iran: Rights Lawyer Is Sentenced
A prominent rights lawyer was sentenced to nine years in prison and barred from working as a lawyer for 10 years after he was convicted of seeking to overthrow the ruling system.
Defense attorney claims man killed in 2001 was victim of sex ring
A California man goes on trial Thursday in the beating death of a Madison Heights man whose sexually mutilated body was found in a parking lot more than 10 years ago.
Sex assault complaint to be filed against Strauss-Kahn in France
A lawyer for French writer Tristane Banon said he will file a criminal complaint Tuesday against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn over an alleged sexual assault eight years ago.
Hamburg, NY Bankruptcy Attorney Dennis C. Gaughan Launches New Website.
The Hamburg, NY law firm of Dennis C. Gaughan recently launched a website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced Bankruptcy lawyer or get answers to basic legal questions.Hamburg, NY (PRWEB) July 05, 2011 The Hamburg, NY law firm of Dennis C. Gaughan recently launched their website, providing a valuable online legal resource to current and potential clients.The site offers ...
Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Attorney in Los Angeles Named Winner of ‘40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards’
Andrew Apfelberg honored as emerging leader in M&A industry, recognized for national and international transactionsLos Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2011 Andrew Apfelberg, a shareholder in the corporate and securities practice at Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff in Los Angeles, has just been named one of the nation’s top mergers and acquisitions attorneys as a winner of the 2011 “40 Under 40 M&A Advisor ...
Russia blames prison for lawyer's death
Russian investigators have blamed prison personnel for the death of a lawyer in 2009 and say they will lay criminal charges over the incident.
Lawyer for abuse accused hoping to avoid trial
The lawyer for a west Auckland mother accused of assaulting her nine-year-old daughter thinks the case will be resolved before it goes to trial
Attorney Prepared California Living Trust for $399
Mark W. Bidwell, attorney at law and CPA inactive, has created a website, http://www.CA-Trust.com to provide a California trust for $399.(PRWEB) July 05, 2011 New website for affordable trust. Anyone without a trust and owning real estate property in California is at risk of probate. Probate court is time consuming, costly and open to the public. To avoid probate ...
Attorney General's Office enters search warrants debate
The state Attorney General's Office, at the request of Chittenden County's top prosecutor, entered the debate Friday about whether search-warrant papers associated with the June 9 disappearance of an Essex couple should be made public.
UN lawyer: Hezbollah suspects should come forward
The defense chief at the U.N. tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has urged four Hezbollah members indicted in the slaying to come forward.
Local attorney donates letter signed by Quincy founder John Wood
Quincy attorney Jim Rapp has purchased and donated to John Wood Community College a letter written by Quincy founder John Wood.
New assistant district attorney joins Atlantic Judicial Circuit
A new assistant district attorney was sworn in by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell on Friday morning in courtroom C of the new justice center.
Former attorney allegedly stole $350K from trust fund
Former Athens Township Solicitor Jeffrey Osmond was arrested Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on allegations that he mismanaged and stole $350,000 over an eight year period from an autistic man’s trust fund, which he had been appointed to administer following the death of the man’s father.
British Tabloid Hacked Missing Girl’s Voicemail, Lawyer Says
News of the World allegedly intercepted messages left for Milly Dowler, 13, and deleted them to make room for new ones, giving her family false hope that she was alive.
The Lawyer, Judge, Financial Wizard's Tranche Trading Platform Deal
Today’s column presents a somewhat unusual matter involving an individual who, frankly, shouldn’t be involved in this type of a mess – but for the fact that nothing really seems to surprise any of us anymore. For starters, let me introduce 32-year old Michael L. Rothenberg, an Atlanta, Georgia resident and an attorney admitted to practice law in New York and Georgia.That’s nice. Young man with a ...
UN court lawyer urges Hezbollah members to come forward for trial Lebanon
BEIRUT - Four Hezbollah members indicted in the 2005 assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister cannot stay fugitives forever and should get lawyers, the defence chief of an international tribunal said Tuesday.
Attorney appeals RI custody order
A lawyer for a Rhode Island man who may face the death penalty is asking the federal appeals court to overturn a ruling transferring his custody to federal officials.
Mark Werbner Named Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year
Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark S. Werbner of Dallas' Sayles Werbner has been named as the 2011 recipient of the Dallas Bar Association's Trial Lawyer of the Year award.
Journalists hacked missing teen girl's phone, lawyer charges
Journalists hacked into the phone messages of a missing girl, deleting some to make space for more and thus giving her parents hope she was still alive when she was dead, the parents' lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Missing Girl's Phone Hacked
LONDON (CNN) -- Journalists hacked into the phone messages of a missing girl, deleting some to make space for more and thus giving her parents hope she was still alive when she was dead, the parents' lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Hariri 'fugitives' should get lawyer: defence chief
The defence chief of a UN-backed court which has indicted Hezbollah members over the murder of Lebanon's ex-premier Rafiq Hariri on Tuesday urged those charged to get lawyers, warning they were now fugitives.
French writer files complaint against Strauss-Kahn
A lawyer for the French author who claims former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her during a book interview in 2003 says he has filed a criminal complaint with the Paris prosecutor's office.
Activists blame officials for lawyer's jail death
Leading rights activists told the Russian president Tuesday that police investigators, prison officials and doctors all share blame for the death in prison of a Russian lawyer who accused officials of corruption.
Attorney agrees to suspended license
Local attorney Barbara Transki said she “does not disagree” with a June 23 “Published Order Finding Misconduct and Imposing Discipline” from the Indiana Supreme Court, which has suspended her license for not fewer than six months without automatic reinstatement beginning Aug. 5.
Lebanese lawyer escapes assassination
SIDON, Lebanon, July 5 (UPI) -- A lawyer and his family survived an attempted assassination by automatic gunfire in southern Lebanon at dawn Tuesday, a security source told The Daily Star.
Attorney General weighs in on riot row - Video
Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC has poured cold water on a demand for automatic jail sentences for rioters, amid calls for tougher treatment against troublemakers from the courts. - Video available
Rights panel issues early report on Russian lawyer's prison death
Attorney Sergei Magnitsky had his knuckles broken and was denied medical treatment before he died in 2009 in a Moscow prison, an investigation ordered by Russia's president determines. He was chained to a cot, a lone prisoner in a small cell facing eight guards who beat him while a summoned ambulance crew was kept waiting outside. When the doctors were finally admitted to the prison, they found ...
Attorney general celebrates Fourth of July with birth of second child
FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway and his wife, Elizabeth, observed the Fourth of July
Defense attorney: 'no winners' in Casey Anthony verdict
ORLANDO, Fla. - The lead defense attorney for Casey Anthony says he is happy that his client was found not...
Casey Anthony's Attorney: I Saved a Life Today
Jose Baez says he hopes Casey can now "grieve and grow and get her life back together"
Lawyer blames bad bicycle brakes for Wis. fatality
The defense lawyer for a former University of Wisconsin-Stout hockey player charged with killing a fellow student in a bicycle crash last year says the victim was drunk and his bicycle had bad brakes.
Defense attorney: 'no winners' in Anthony verdict
The lead defense attorney for Casey Anthony says he is happy that his client was found not guilty of killing her toddler daughter, but that there are no winners in this case.