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Lawyer who fled ISD in 1970s dies in London home
Lawyer Francis Khoo Kah Siang, who was wanted by the Internal Security Department for questioning in the 1970s, died in his London home on Sunday. He was 62. Mr Khoo fled Singapore for London in 1977 as the government launched an extensive security operation against alleged Euro-communists.
Lawyer for suspended Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa's ex-girlfriend wants off the case
The lawyer representing Kathleen Tiernan, charged with conspiring with Zisa to intervene in separate police investigations involving her and her sons, wants off the case, saying he does not trust her to tell the truth on the witness stand.
Gadhafi son Saif demands lawyer as he faces death penalty
Libyan officials have made it clear they will seek the death penalty for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, as the former dictator's son demanded a lawyer Monday.
Oklahoma attorney gets probation for Warr Acres drive-thru incident
Oklahoma attorney Lewis B. Moon received probation after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges.
Lawyer accuses Denver of rights abuses during Occupy movement
DENVER- A local attorney plans to ask a federal court to stop the City of Denver from enforcing some of its ordinances the way it's enforcing them now when it comes to the Occupy Denver protests.
Cameraman's recording not criminal: lawyer
A lawyer for the cameraman who recorded the "teapot tape" says declaring it public will help stop what he says are defamatory comments against him.
Cameraman's 'tea tape' recording not criminal: lawyer
A lawyer for the cameraman who recorded the "teapot tape" says declaring it public will help stop what he says are defamatory comments against him.
Lawyer: Bradley Manning's hearing set in WikiLeaks case
The Dec. 16 hearing will determine if Manning should stand trial.
District Attorney subpoenas Syracuse Police records for Bernie Fine grand jury
The Onondaga County District Attorney subpoenaed Syracuse police records compelling the City of Syracuse to hand them over to be presented to the Grand Jury considering child sex abuse allegations against suspended Syracuse basketball associate coach Bernie Fine.
MENIFEE: Little progress in search for city attorney
A much-anticipated job application notice for a city attorney still isn't completed, but the Menifee City Council may have something to approve by its next meeting, City Manager Bill Rawlings said.
Attorney in murder case postpones pre-trial
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The attorney of a man charged for murder pushed the pre-trial date back to December. Miguel Carbajal is behind bars and facing attempted aggravated murder and manslaughter charges. He was expected in court today, but Attorney...
Byers appointed to oversee errant attorney's files
By Stella Davis Current-Argus Staff Writer CARLSBAD — Carlsbad attorney Matthew Byers has been appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court as the inventorying attorney for client files of local attorney Shawn Lunsford, who abandoned his practice, leaving his clients without representation.
Lawyer who drafted Arroyo WLO is top CA nominee
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice's (DOJ) chief lawyer who drafted the watch list order (WLO) against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo topped the shortlist of nominees of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to become the next Court of Appeals (CA) magistrate.
NZ 'teapot tape' not criminal: lawyer
A lawyer for the NZ cameraman seeking a ruling on whether his recording of John Key's chat with John Banks was private says he did not commit a crime.
Man to plead guilty to harassing Palin attorney
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to a charge that he harassed an attorney for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, actions that authorities said followed his similar goading of Palin herself, according to court documents filed on Monday. Shawn Christy, 20, is charged with a single federal count of making harassing interstate phone calls, an offense that ...
Attorney for suspect in New Square firebomb case asks judge to dismiss criminal contempt charge
NEW SQUARE — An attorney for an 18-year-old accused of attempted murder and arson asked the village justice on Monday to dismiss a misdemeanor charge accusing the teen of walking past his alleged victim's home in violation of an order of protection.
Columbus attorney Shevon Thomas arrested for allegedly striking wife with glass plate
Columbus attorney Shevon Sutcliffe Thomas was arrested early Monday on accusations he struck his wife in the face with a glass plate, police said.
Lawyer: Homosexuality not unconstitutional
By Stephanie Sta Maria, FMT PETALING JAYA: A senior lawyer has disputed a government decree that homosexuality is unconstitutional and instead said that the federal constitution in fact leaves the matter open to debate. Yesterday Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Jamil Khir Baharom, declared homosexuality as unconstitutional and cited sections 377 (a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Penal ...
Lawyer: Homosexuality not unconstitutional
By Stephanie Sta Maria, FMT PETALING JAYA: A senior lawyer has disputed a government decree that homosexuality is unconstitutional and instead said that the federal constitution in fact leaves the matter open to debate. Yesterday Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Jamil Khir Baharom, declared homosexuality as unconstitutional and cited sections 377 (a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Penal ...
Lawyer's outrage at Arroyo mugshots
MANILA: A lawyer for Gloria Arroyo expressed outrage on Tuesday that police mugshots taken of the former Philippine president in hospital after she was arrested were leaked to the media.
Attorney General Kamala Harris takes up home loans
Seeing as we're entering the season of giving, what if banks agreed to a moratorium on home foreclosure activities for a while? "Yes, wouldn't it be nice to put a pause button on the process," agrees California Attorney...
Attorney General Must Prosecute Bishop Daniel Obinim
This is a sequel to the recent ranting leading to vandalism charges procured on one of those so called “men of God” in Ghana, Daniel Obinim.
Lawyer's outrage at Arroyo mugshots in Philippines
A lawyer for Gloria Arroyo expressed outrage on Tuesday that police mugshots taken of the former Philippine president in hospital after she was arrested were leaked to the media.
Attorney: Growing Social Irresponsibility Led To Hit & Runs
A local personal injury attorney says a deterioration of social responsibility may have led to three hit and run cases Sunday night.
Attorney general wants action on controversial brew
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw wants federal regulators to take a tougher stance against the marketers of the Four Loko brand of alcoholic beverages. Last week, McGraw joined 35 other state attorneys general in encou...
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.
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Sobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
Arroyo mugshots released in Philippines
Ex-Philippine president Gloria Arroyo's lawyer expressed outrage Tuesday that police mugshots taken of her in hospital after she was arrested on election cheating charges were leaked to the media.
Attorney disputes charge against driver
CATSKILL — The attorney representing a Greene County Department for the Aging and Youth driver charged last week with burglarizing the home of an elderly client is taking issue with police accusations.
Police say drunken lawyer crashes car in police station lot
Wayland Police arrested a Natick defense lawyer after they say the woman sped through the police station parking lot on Sunday and crashed into a drainage ditch while driving drunk.
Attorney for suspect in New Square firebomb case asks judge to dismiss criminal contempt charge
NEW SQUARE — An attorney for an 18-year-old accused of attempted murder and arson asked the village justice Monday to dismiss a misdemeanor charge accusing the teen of walking past his alleged victim's home in violation of an order of protection.
Guilty plea planned in Palin lawyer harassment
A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of making harassing phone calls in a case involving Sarah Palin's lawyers.
Attorney General Kamala Harris takes up home loans
Seeing as we're entering the season of giving, what if banks agreed to a moratorium on home foreclosure activities for a while? "Yes, wouldn't it be nice to put a pause button on the process," agrees California Attorney...
Attorney for man accused of firing at White House asks that charges be dropped
An Idaho man accused of firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House in what prosecutors say was an attempt to assassinate President Barack Obama appeared Monday in federal court, where his attorney asked that the charges against the man, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, be dismissed.
Lawyer: Sandusky can't afford higher bail
Attorney says he expects more charges, and higher bail would mean jail for former Penn St. coach
Sandusky lawyer: High bail would be tough to make
Attorney says he expects more charges, and higher bail would mean jail for former Penn St. coach
Lawyer knows how to fight
AS A FORMER Pennsylvania boxing commissioner, George Bochetto knows a thing or two about slugging it out. The longtime Philadelphia lawyer has fought most of his rounds in courtrooms, representing plaintiffs in several high-profile defamation lawsuits.
Do you need a lawyer to buy a home?
Opinions fly thick and fast when you ask experts about bringing attorneys into real estate purchases. Do lawyers offer an extra layer of protection, or do they cause more problems than they prevent?
City attorney resigns
Monterey City Attorney Deborah Mall has tendered her resignation and said she plans to enter private practice.
Importance of Miami Accident Lawyer
You can never tell when accident will happen and no one is free from it. Aside from physical and mental injuries that you can get, there is also the possibility of pushing legal claims on the individual that caused the accident and demanding compensation for damages.
Lawyer at UK media ethics inquiry says media is intimidating witnesses
LONDON — A lawyer at the British inquiry into media ethics says the media is intimidating witnesseses. David Sherborne spoke the day after actor Hugh Grant gave highly critical testimony to the investigation, describing mysterious break-ins, leaked medical details and hacked voice mails. Grant blamed the entire tabloid press, not just the now-shuttered News of the World. In particular, he ...
Lawyer: Media intimidating UK inquiry witnesses
A lawyer at the British inquiry into media ethics says the media is intimidating witnesseses.
Lawyer: Doctors found Arroyo spine condition worsening
Doctors at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City have discovered that the condition of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's spine has worsened, according to one of her lawyers.
Leveson lawyer trends on Twitter
A lawyer trends on Twitter after users joke she was besotted by Hugh Grant at the Leveson Inquiry.
Lawyer: Media intimidating U.K. inquiry witnesses
A lawyer at the British inquiry into media ethics says the media is intimidating witnesseses.
Attorney: DHS Places Children Of Tacony Basement Defendants Well Outside Of City
An attorney says the children of two defendants in the so-called "basement of horrors" case have now been formally adjudicated dependent and they have been placed outside the city by the Department of Human Services.
Lawyer: Media intimidating U.K. inquiry witnesses
A lawyer at the British inquiry into media ethics says the media is intimidating witnesseses.
Video: S. Korean lawyer throws tear gas powder
A lawyer in South Korea's parliament was forcibly dragged out of the chamber after throwing tear gas powder to stop passage of a trade bill with the U.S. Terrell Brown reports the bill passed anyway.
Ferguson attorney: No plea deal
Indicted city contractor Bobby Ferguson is not considering a plea deal to end two criminal cases and federal prosecutors have not offered one, his lawyer said today.
Ethics Class Ordered for Attorney Paul Garlasco
BRIDGEWATER—The Statewide Grievance Committee last week ordered New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco to attend a continuing legal education course in legal ethics, as Mr. Garlasco previously admitted that he “failed to exercise proper judgment as an attorney during legal proceedings” with the town of Bridgewater.