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Texas Attorney's Needed to Join Department of State's "Hague Convention Attorney Network"
The International Child Abduction Research & Education Foundation (I CARE Foundation) has launched a recruitment campaign urging attorneys located in Texas to join the United States Department of State's Hague Convention Attorney Network ("Attorney Network") - and help protect innocent children victimized or targeted for international parental child abduction. The state of Texas has become a ...
Celebrity Lawyer Takes Spotlight In Cain Case
It seems like hardly a month goes by without seeing celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred on television. This week, Allred was in the news again, representing one of presidential candidate Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Her bold use of media to call attention to her clients' causes has earned the respect of some, but the irritation of others. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates has a profile.
Celebrity Lawyer Takes Spotlight In Cain Case
It seems like hardly a month goes by without seeing celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred on television. This week, Allred was in the news again, representing one of presidential candidate Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Her bold use of media to call attention to her clients' causes has earned the respect of some, but the irritation of others. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates has a profile.
Cold war-style blacklists? Wide ripples from Russian lawyer's death in prison.
Sergei Magnitsky was just one statistic among more than 4,000 people who die each year after being consigned to Russia's overcrowded and brutality-plagued prison system.
Cold war-style blacklists? Wide ripples from Russian lawyer's death in prison.
Two Russian generals have reportedly called off a US visit after senators asked for a review of their visa requests. A proposed Senate bill would restrict visas for 60 Russians allegedly linked to the case of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Report: Kris Humphries Hires Divorce Attorney
After weeks of rumors claiming Kris Humphries was still hoping to make his brief marriage to Kim Kardashian work, the New Jersey Nets star has finally hired a divorce attorney, according to multiple reports.The 26-year-old athlete has reportedly chosen Minnesota attorney Lee Hutton - who previously repped Kris during prenup negotiations - to handle his impending divorce, according to TMZ.
Lawyer: Paterno law team may try for loophole
Joe Paterno could face civil lawsuits as a result of the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, and if that happens, one attorney said his legal representatives may try to work around what he considers a flaw in Pennsylvania state law.
Attorney for Lisa Irwin's Parents Explains Cooperation with Police
An attorney for the parents of missing baby Lisa Irwin said Friday that his clients will not sit down for separate interviews, as Kansas City police are requesting.
Lawyer found injured
TEMPERANCE — A prominent criminal defense lawyer remained in the hospital Saturday, nearly a week after he was found in his Bedford Township home with serious injuries.
Lawyer says call supports parents in missing baby case
KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A call from a cell phone reportedly stolen the night Kansas City infant Lisa Irwin vanished from her home points to the innocence of the parents in her disappearance, their lawyer said Saturday night.
Arroyo lawyer: De Lima should resign
MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima should already resign for “peddling lies” that the Arroyos are seeking political asylum in the Dominican Republic, lawyer Raul Lambino said.
Lawyer pulled up for issuing notice to Registrar
He had also issued legal notice to Registrar General
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
China police blocks birthday visit to blind lawyer
More than 40 people who travelled hundreds of kilometres to visit blind Chinese lawyer-activist Chen Guangcheng amid a push to free him from house arrest were sent back by police, according to supporters.
Immig-lawyer ‘slayer’ busted
A tenant of a beloved Queens immigration lawyer who was found stabbed to death last month has been charged in her murder, cops said yesterday. Mustafa Omran, 53, was nabbed in the South Bronx yesterday and charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the Oct. 23...
China police blocks birthday visit to blind lawyer
More than 40 people who travelled hundreds of kilometres to visit blind Chinese lawyer-activist Chen Guangcheng amid a push to free him from house arrest were sent back by police, according to supporters.
NoW lawyer Crone expected to face censure
Parliamentary committee likely to characterise James Murdoch as ill-informed rather than mendacious The parliamentary committee investigating phone hacking at the News of the World is expected to heavily criticise Tom Crone, the paper's former lawyer, when it publishes its report into the affair. Highly placed Westminster sources said Crone was likely to be severely reprimanded by the Commons ...
Attorney: City will weigh policy changes after pit bull euthanized
Detroit — An attorney who tried unsuccessfully to save a stray pit bull from euthanasia says city officials have agreed to meet with animal advocates Monday to discuss possible changes in city policy.
High Court nullifies lawyer’s claim
THE Supreme Court (SC) has nullified a lawyer’s claim for some P28.5 million in attorney’s fee and reimbursement of expenses from Urban Bank, now Export and Industry Bank, over the sale of a P240-million property of a sugar company to the bank, sparking a 15-year litigation. Instead, the SC’s Second Division through Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno ruled that lawyer Magdaleno Pena, now the ...
Attorney general: Police don't have to return medical marijuana
The state’s appellate court has said a trial judge was correct in precluding two Oakland County men from referencing the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act during their trials.
Lawyer says bank does not owe any special duties to Saipan Mayor Flores
The Union Bank of California has asserted that it does not owe any special duties to Saipan Mayor Donald G. Flores who is suing Union Bank and First Hawaiian Bank for allegedly refusing to return the principal and interest earned of a Time Certificate of Deposit in the amount of $200,000.
Cars torched in Montreal lawyer's driveway
Montreal police are investigating after two cars caught fire in the driveway of a lawyer facing financial fraud allegations.
Lawyer: Phone call clears Baby Lisa's parents
A call from a cell phone reportedly stolen the night Kansas City infant Lisa Irwin vanished from her home points to the innocence of the parents in her disappearance, their lawyer said Saturday night.
Another Montreal lawyer victimized
Two vehicles were torched early Sunday morning in the driveway belonging to a Montreal lawyer who is being pursued for alleged financial fraud.
Client attacks lawyer with hammer
An enraged client who had lost a case assaulted a high court lawyer with a hammer in the chamber at his residence near Ravi Nagar on Saturday evening.The lawyer's wife too received serious injuries when she tried to help.
Opening statement still haunts defense attorney Jose Baez, Casey Anthony
The opening statement defense attorney José Baez delivered during Casey Anthony's criminal trial continues to shadow the lawyer and haunt his client.
Lawyer, dentist associations hold elections in north
March 14 and March 8 candidates split the vote in a Sunday election for two new members of Tripoli’s Bar Association.
Former attorney general dies
Julius Michaelson, Rhode Island's attorney general from 1974 to 1978, died Saturday afternoon at the age of 89 at his home.Michaelson was best known for advocating for social causes and served several
Sabotaging the D.C. attorney general
Jonetta Rose Barras D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan took unprecedented action last week, establishing a "special expert committee" to offer an opinion about recusal issues surrounding Elizabeth Noel's nomination to the Public Service Commission. But four months ago, he covered this same terrain. That has many folks asking why the need for the panel, which includes Patricia Worthy, Agnes A ...
Lawyer for N.F.L. in Lockout Joins Players in N.B.A. Fight
David Boies is joining with his former adversary Jeffrey Kessler, who represented the N.F.L. Players Association and counsels the N.B.A. Players Association as well.
Kim Kardashian Hires Lawyer to Take on Ex-Publicist
Reality star Kim Kardashian is reportedly going after former publicist Jonathan Jaxson because he’s made a statement claiming her fairy-tale wedding for done just for publicity. According to the website TMZ.com, Kardashian — who stunned the world when she filed for divorce from NBA player...
Bylaws secure MSD attorney's role in fertilizer company
An uncommon provision in the bylaws of the nonprofit corporation that markets fertilizer for the Metropolitan Sewer District requires that longtime MSD board attorney Larry Zielke also must be the nonprofit's lawyer.
State attorney to host Sunshine Law seminar
State Attorney R.J. Larizza will co-host a public records and Government in the Sunshine seminar on Friday in St. Augustine.
Bylaws secure MSD attorney's role in fertilizer company
An uncommon provision in the bylaws of the nonprofit corporation that markets fertilizer for the Metropolitan Sewer District requires that longtime MSD board attorney Larry Zielke also must be the nonprofit's lawyer.
PNG's acting PM, attorney-general arrested: police
SYDNEY, Nov 14, 2011 (AFP) - - Papua New Guinea's acting Prime Minister Belden Namah and the Pacific nation's Attorney-General Allan Marat were arrested Monday on contempt charges after they suspended the chief justice, police said.
Attorney for Lisa Irwin's Parents Explains Cooperation with Police
An attorney for the parents of missing baby Lisa Irwin said Friday that his clients will not sit down for separate interviews, as Kansas City police are requesting.
DBP lawyer who committed suicide 'not key player' in Ongpin loans
LAWYER Benjamin Pinpin, a lawyer for the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) who committed suicide in August, handled documentation and was no key player at the bank, his former boss told senators Monday. At a Senate hearing on allegedly anomalous loans DBP made to businessman Roberto Ongpin, the bank's chief legal counsel Belinda Tejada scored bank chairman Jose Nuñez Jr. for referring to ...
China tax office refuses Ai appeal funds: lawyer
The lawyer for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said Monday the tax office in Beijing has refused to accept money the activist needs to pay in order to lodge an appeal against a huge tax bill.
Tory bid for CBC documents likely unlawful, lawyer says
Parliament's top lawyer says Conservative MPs could be violating the Constitution if they force the CBC to turn over documents it says are protected under privacy law.
Attorney Voelker for McCarthy-Stonich-Kid Rocker vs. Poison Lawsuit Releases C.C. Deville Radio Transcript
In the latest development in the copyright infringement lawsuit against the band Poison, Poison band member C.C. Deville discusses who owes who money in a radio transcript.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 The attorney for the Kid Rocker (McCarthy/Stonich) copyright infringement lawsuit against the rock band Poison has released a radio interview transcript in which Poison member C.C. Deville ...
PNG deputy PM, attorney-general arrested: police
SYDNEY, Nov 14, 2011 (AFP) - - Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Belden Namah and the Pacific nation's Attorney-General Allan Marat were arrested Monday on contempt charges after they suspended the chief justice, police said.
PNG deputy PM, attorney-general arrested: police
SYDNEY, Nov 14, 2011 (AFP) - - Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Belden Namah and the Pacific nation's Attorney-General Allan Marat were arrested Monday on contempt charges after they suspended the chief justice, police said.
Lawyer’s service awarded
Few careers come as neatly full circle as that of longtime local lawyer William “Bill” Wheatley. Late last month, Wheatley received the John Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Oregon School of Law. Wheatley founded a downtown Eugene law firm with the award’s namesake nearly 50 years ago. …
Lawyer blasts tax authorities in Ai Weiwei case
A company lawyer for dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Monday that Chinese tax authorities are hindering efforts to pay a financial guarantee enabling the company to fight a huge tax bill that he says is government harassment.
Lawyer for Ai Weiwei's company says tax authorities making it difficult to appeal case
BEIJING, China - A company lawyer for dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Monday that Chinese tax authorities are hindering efforts to pay a financial guarantee enabling the company to fight a huge tax bill that he says is government harassment.
Paterno hires defense lawyer
Joe Paterno has hired a defense lawyer to represent him in a case that even President Barack Obama has called “heartbreaking.” Paterno’s son, Scott Paterno , released a statement Friday confirming reports his father hired criminal defense lawyer, J. Sedwick “Wick” Sollers .
Lawyer: Tax authorities impeding Ai Weiwei appeal
Chinese tax authorities are impeding efforts by Ai Weiwei's design company to challenge a huge tax bill, Ai's company lawyer said Monday, potentially setting up a showdown that could cause more legal problems for the dissident.
Lawyer for Ai Weiwei’s company says Beijing tax authorities impeding challenge of $2.4M bill
BEIJING — Chinese tax authorities are impeding efforts by Ai Weiwei’s design company to challenge a huge tax bill, Ai’s company lawyer said Monday, potentially setting up a showdown that could cause more legal problems for the dissident. Ai, an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, was detained for nearly three months earlier this year during an overall crackdown on dissent. The detention ...
Closing arguments set in NJ attorney Paul Bergrin's murder trial
NEWARK — Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments Monday in the trial of a New Jersey attorney charged in the murder of an informant. Paul Bergrin is accused of murder conspiracy and aiding and abetting the murder of a witness. He's acting as his own lawyer.
Attorney: Victim was set to testify in trial
A Columbia man whose body was found in a vacant lot may have been scheduled to testify against a suspected drug dealer in an upcoming trial. Bicyclists discovered Tarus Pulce, 36, by some bushes as they rode near the Double Branch Road and Sam Johnson Road intersection on Oct. 22, authorities said.