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Gadhafi's jailed son tells HRW he has no lawyer
An international rights watchdog says Moammar Gadhafi's captured son and once heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, has told the group he hasn't seen a lawyer or any family members while in custody of Libya's revolutionary forces.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Rights group: Saif Gadhafi should get lawyer
The son of Libya's former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, should have immediate access to a lawyer, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Attorney for ex-Falls cop loses dismissal plea
LOCKPORT—The attorney for suspended Niagara Falls Police Lt. David W. Kinney failed Tuesday in an effort to win a dismissal of one of the three misdemeanor charges Kinney faces.
Attorney: Ryan investigation will not exceed $10,000 in fees
Attorney Joseph Voelkner said Tuesday he will not charge the city more than $10,000 for his work during the investigation into Mayor Bob Ryan.
Disbarred Nebraska Attorney Sent to Prison For Fraud
A disbarred Omaha attorney has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for wire fraud.
Murdered lawyer friends with accused
Four people have now been charged over a housefire south of Sydney in which a young female lawyer died.
Oakland city attorney OKs 2 Quan recall petitions
The Oakland city attorney issued an opinion that it is indeed legal to have two separate petitions to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, a decision that creates a race between rival groups to collect signatures. Whichever...
Lawyer enters race for mayor of Montpelier, Vt.
A Montpelier lawyer who served eight years as chairman of the school board in Vermont's capital city is running for mayor.
Adoboli Hires Bark & Co. Lawyer Tim Harris, Firm Says
Former UBS AG trader Kweku Adoboli hired London law firm Bark & Co. Solicitors to represent him over allegations he caused the Swiss bank $2.3 billion in losses from unauthorized trading.
Rights group: Jailed Gadhafi son has no lawyer
Moammar Gadhafi's captured son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, is being treated well but has not had access to a lawyer, an international rights group said Wednesday after visiting the prisoner in a mountain stronghold of Libya's ex-rebel fighters.
Lawyer slams 'absurdity' of second detention order for Tymoshenko
A lawyer has attacked the "absurdity" of a new detention order court former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been in custody since August.
Libya must let Seif have lawyer, says rights group
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the Libyan authorities to grant Seif al-Islam, son of slain leader Moamer Kadhafi, immediate access to a lawyer, noting he appeared to be held in good conditions.
Attorney: Busch probe 'moot'
The attorney hired by the Randolph County Commission to investigate "personnel matters" promised former Prosecuting Attorney Richard Busch's lawyer that a full report of his findings would not be written if he resigned from office.
Blake appointed Colorado's deputy attorney general for policy, government relations
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says he has appointed David Blake as the deputy attorney general for legal policy and government affairs.
$150 billion award for Texas fire victim's family
An attorney says a Texas jury has awarded the largest verdict he has ever heard of — $150 billion to the family of a man who died years after being set afire as an 8-year-old.
Gaddafi son 'has not seen lawyer'
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the deposed Libyan leader, has not seen a lawyer since his capture, a human rights campaigner tells the BBC.
Attorney General speaks at Prince William chamber breakfast
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli didn’t sound much like a guy running for governor when he spoke to the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning.
Libya: Gaddafi Son Must Have Lawyer, Says Rights Group
Libyan authorities appear to be holding Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in good physical conditions but should allow him immediate access to a lawyer, Human Rights Watch said today.
250 British women sue over French breast implants: lawyer
LONDON (AFP) - More than 250 British women will start court action next year after more than half of them experienced ruptures in breast implants made by French company PIP, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Levi Aron's lawyer blames client's actions on inbreeding
A lawyer for the Borough Park madman accused of butchering a lost little boy said that Levi Aron's actions can be partially pinned on in-breeding. "Look, everybody knows when blood relations have offspring, there can be genetic defects," Howard Greenberg said. "It's something that needs to be investigated...
Durham's Attorney Alleges 'Outrageous' Govt Misconduct
The attorney for indicted businessman Tim Durham is asking a federal judge to dismiss the case.
Attorney general sues Waltham driving school accused of bilking students out of thousands
The attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a Waltham driving school for collecting thousands of dollars in fees from students despite knowing it was about to close, officials said. The complaint was filed today in Suffolk Superior Court. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Martha Coakley said that Frederick Lovely, owner of Cam’s Automobile School, planned to close the operation as ...
Aron’s lawyer pursues insanity defense
An attorney for accused child killer Levi Aron continued to push for an insanity defense Wednesday, describing his client as a diagnosed schizophrenic who suffered a head injury in his youth.
Attorney: Durham phone taps illegal
Attorneys for embattled Indianapolis businessman Timothy Durham want his case thrown out because they say the government used illegal wire taps to indict him. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Underwear bomber seeks new US lawyer
The young Nigerian man dubbed the "underwear bomber" after trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner wants a new lawyer to help him with an upcoming sentencing hearing.
Attorney: Will County mental health counselor facing sentencing commits suicide
A former Will County mental health counselor scheduled to plead guilty and be sentenced for soliciting an undercover police officer he thought was a 13-year-old girl committed suicide Tuesday, his attorney said today in court.
Attorney sentencing continued
WILLIAMSBURG — A scheduling problem forced a continuance Wednesday in the sentencing of Stephen Harris, the Williamsburg attorney whose drinking and driving appeal has prompted a Virginia State Bar investigation into the top prosecutors in two jurisdictions.
Lawyer smuggled drugs to Douglas' son in her bra
The imprisoned son of actor Michael Douglas has been sentenced to spend 4½ years in prison beyond the five years he already is serving for drug offenses.
Suarez 'upset', intent on restoring image - lawyer
Luis Suarez is "deeply upset" but is determined to continue to play at his best level for both his club Liverpool and Uruguay after being hit with an eight-match ban, his lawyer said here Wednesday.
Founding Partner Douglas DeGrave Awarded OC Trial Lawyer of the Year
LAGUNA HILLS, CA-- - Douglas M. DeGrave, Esq., a Founding Partner of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP in Laguna Hills, CA, was named OC Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates on Tuesday, ...
Attorney for accuser in suit against Ellis shows graphic photos
A former Golden State Warriors employee who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against star guard Monta Ellis spoke to media with her attorney Wednesday, and displayed evidence of the unwanted texts Ellis allegedly sent her, including a photo of his genitals. In her lawsuit, which also names the team, Erika Ross Smith alleges Ellis began sending her explicit messages several times a day starting ...
City Attorney tallies up Occupy LA prosecutions
Kevin Roderick: The office of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has just distributed a summary of Occupy members charged, sentenced or awaiting a resolution of their arrests in the Nov. 30 raid outside City Hall
Attorney general files lawsuits over foreclosures
California's attorney general has now filed lawsuits against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Gadhafi's Son: Get Me a Lawyer
Former heir apparent Saif al-Islam awaits trial, doctors amputate gangrenous fingers.By RYM MOMTAZ
Aron Attorney Raises "Inbreeding" Issue
The defense attorney for accused killer Levi Aron revealed more of his possible insanity defense on Wednesday, reportedly saying that his client suffered a head injury, was diagnosed as a schizophrenic and...
Lawyer: Aron Is Victim of Inbreeding
A lawyer for the Brooklyn man accused of kidnapping and then butchering a lost eight-year-old said on Tuesday that Levi Aron's actions can be partially pinned on inbreeding.
Lawyer For Accused Killer Levi Aron Says Inbreeding Partially To Blame For Crime
"Everybody knows when blood relations have offspring there can be genetic defects," attorney Howard Greenberg said, adding that "it's something that needs to be investigated."
Attorney for Daniel Butts argues that accused cop killer exhibited signs of schizophrenia before shooting
Daniel Butts faces aggravated murder charges in Painter's Jan. 5 shooting death in a Rainier audio shop
U.S. Attorney's Office pays tribute to beloved prosecutor
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas dedicated the formal conference room in the Tyler Office in memory of Wes Rivers today.
Suarez to appeal against ban, says lawyer
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will appeal against his eight-match suspension and fine for an alleged racist remark against Manchester United's Patrice Evra, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Attorney general warns about Saab bankruptcy and vehicle warranties
Attorney General George Jepsen is advising Connecticut consumers who own Saab motor vehicles, or are considering purchasing one, to be cautious about warranties following Saab’s bankruptcy filing in Sweden on Monday, December 19. Follow us on Twitter • Keep up on Facebook “While the dynamic situation of Saab’s bankruptcy filing unfolds, I am urging all Connecticut consumers to remain alert to ...
Demarest attorney won't seek reappointment to municipal post
DEMAREST — Borough Attorney and resident Gregg Paster said he does not think he can "muster the votes" to keep his position and will not seek reappointment, after serving in the position for seven years.
US Attorney's office opens tip line in Bernie Fine investigation
The US Attorney's office announced on Wednesday that it is opening a tip line for anyone with information on a sex-abuse investigation regarding former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie...
Attorney discusses Southaven mayor's next move
Southaven's Board of Aldermen met behind closed doors Tuesday night to talk about the more than $40,000 in receipts related to Mayor Greg Davis' spending.
Lawyer: Suarez to appeal ban
Luis Suarez's lawyer says the Liverpool striker will appeal against his eight-game ban for racially insulting Manchester United's Patrice Evra.
Police search offices of Ben Ali relative's lawyer
Police searched the offices of a Montreal lawyer for ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's brother-in-law for evidence he hid money for the family, court documents showed Wednesday.
Convicted Lawyer Rothstein Says Two of His Partners Knew of Fraud Scheme
Scott Rothstein, the Florida lawyer convicted in a $1.2 billion investment fraud, said two of his former law firm partners also knew of the scheme, according to a transcript of a sworn deposition made public yesterday.
Paxton's lawyer claims Crown's actions not fair play
Dustin Paxton's lawyer says the Crown's late and wilful non-disclosure of evidence during his client's torture trial falls short of decency and fair play in his final remarks at a hearing to decide whether charges against the accused should be suspended.
Jailed lawyer to decide on appeal
A Rotorua lawyer duped by an internet scam offering millions is considering whether to appeal the prison sentence handed down for using other people's money to fund it.John David Rangitauira was sentenced to four and a half years'...