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Lawyer files case against ex-PM in funds scandal
KUWAIT CITY : Lawyer Nawaf Al-Fuzei' has announced that he has filed a petition against HH the former prime minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at the chambers of the Deputy Attorney-General Counselor Dhirar Al-Asousi in connection ...
New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Offers Advice on Slip ...
New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Offers Advice on Slip ...
Douglas Noll And Laurel Kaufer Win 2012 California Lawyer Attorney Of The Year ...
Douglas Noll And Laurel Kaufer Win 2012 California Lawyer Attorney Of The Year ...
Orate slay suspect won't flee - lawyer
MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of Bulacan board member Allan Robes, who is the suspect in the killing of Noel Orate Sr., assured the victim's family that his client will face the charges against him. Atty. Alfredo Villamor said Robes has no plans of ...
Atlanta Trial Lawyer Nominated for Eleventh Circuit
By Staff and Wire Services Report ATLANTA—President Barack Obama has tapped an Atlanta-based lawyer to serve on a federal appeals court. The White House announced yesterday that the president has nominated Jill A. Pryor to serve on the Eleventh US ...
Huguely update 12:25 p.m.: Lawyer still sick; jury to return Saturday
The continuing illness of defense attorney Rhonda Quagliana meant that the George Huguely murder trial wrapped up early Friday, at least for jurors. Quagliana has been handling medical issues for the defense for the past two years, and co-counsel ...
Lawyer claims James Carncross never should have been charged in trooper's ...
Lawyer claims James Carncross never should have been charged in trooper's ...
Lacrosse player murder trial delayed for second time by lawyer's illness
His lawyer said in an opening statement that Huguely thought Love had suffered only a nosebleed when he left. Several non-medical defense witnesses were called during the brief session Friday morning, including a biomechanical expert who said there was ...
A Loss for Words: Head Injury at SXSW Changes Lawyer's Life
Last March, Austin lawyer Patrick Fagerberg realized he'd lost the ability to use the only part of his body that really matters in the legal profession: his brain. While attending the SXSW music festival in Austin, a large piece of camera equipment ...
Paul Babeu's Mexican Ex-lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With ...
Paul Babeu's Mexican Ex-lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With ...
Brad Lakin Named SuperLawyer for 3rd Year In A Row
SL Chapman LLC Founding Partner Brad Lakin has been recognized by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer. Lakin has received the honor in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Brad Lakin is a personal injury lawyer and his firm has offices in St. Louis, ...
Alabama Lawyer Dennis Rushing Launches New Website
The St. Clair County legal practice of The Law Office of Dennis Rushing, PC has created a website to help Alabama residents in need of civil and criminal defense representation. I believe every person deserves to have capable legal representation when ...
Florida Defense lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo Wins Motion to Exclude Evidence in ...
Florida Defense lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo Wins Motion to Exclude Evidence in ...
University of Virginia Student Murder Defense Dealt Blow by Lawyer E-Mails
The former University of Virginia lacrosse player who faces a possible life sentence if convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend was dealt a setback after prosecutors said defense e-mails tainted witnesses, prompting the judge to limit key expert ...
Zuma meets his match
Now the mother-of-two has shaken the legal fraternity, as well as removing the president's right to create senior counsel (SCs), the legal practitioners regarded as being at the top of the advocates' profession. Mansingh successfully argued before the ...
Student was a 'stupid drunk' who meant no harm, defence lawyer argues
The defence lawyer acknowledged that Huguely 'played a role' in Miss Love's death and was intoxicated, loud and clumsy the night of her death but had no intention of killing her. Mr Lawrence said Huguely's reaction to police, who arrested and ...
Trial selection to begin in Rutgers webcam spying case
Ravi and his lawyer, Steven Altman of Benedict and Altman in New Brunswick, refused the deal. “There are a few reasons why Ravi turned down the offer,” Weinstein said. “The fact that the plea deal was so generous demonstrates the prosecutor has a weak ...
Where Are They Now? The OJ Simpson trial lawyers and Judge Lance Ito
Eighteen years ago football legend OJ Simpson went on the lam in a white Ford Bronco and forever changed the lives of a handful of legal eagles. The drama inside the courtroom during the lengthy OJ Simpson murder trial was more riveting than anything ...
Former top Fiesta Bowl exec to plead guilty to charges related to scandal at ...
Former top Fiesta Bowl exec to plead guilty to charges related to scandal at ...
“Anatomy of Injustice”: Death in a small town
Elmore's case changed that young lawyer's views on capital punishment by showing him a legal system plagued by outright finagling: “not human error,” he told Bonner, “but human manipulation … We don't have the right as a civilized society to pass this ...
More TN tort reform may make the 'loser pay'
“Loser pays on motions to dismiss is designed to prevent frivolous lawsuits,” said Lee Barfield, a lawyer at Bass, Berry & Sims and lobbyist for the business coalition. Another bill would require a plaintiff to pay the litigation costs of a defendant ...
Female Lawyers Protest Discrimination in Nepali Legal Sector
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - Meera Dhungana, 46, a lawyer, was 28 when she first stepped into the courtroom to try her first case. Though confident, she says she was uncomfortable addressing the judge. In Nepal, the word used to address the judge is "Shreeman," ...
Chinese firms have matured, but are they ready for marriage?
For the first five years of my practice in China I rarely saw a Chinese lawyer across the table, and it was a couple more years before I observed a Chinese party actually seek (or take) legal advice from their legal counsel. On one project I worked on, ...
Defense attorney Jeff Lockwood to join prosecution next month
By Sam Brattain The Herald Bulletin ANDERSON, Ind. — After 38 years of working as a defense attorney, Jeff Lockwood will join the Madison County prosecutor's office next month. “It's something I've always wanted to do, because I've never done it,” ...
The Legal Professional: England's Law Society takes on HSBC
The Law Society of England and Wales is mounting one of its biggest PR campaigns ever as HSBC, one of the largest residential mortgage lenders in the UK says that all its mortgage work is to be handled by only 43 firms. LawSoc describes a recent ...
Let's not add insult to personal injury
The government's bid to crack down on the so-called compensation culture is "like a high-speed train with only one class of passenger", one leading personal injury (PI) lawyer subsequently me. The insurance industry is in the driving seat - leaving the ...
Unsung Hero: Linda McGill, Portland lawyer with a global reach
“I was the Beta project, and it worked out well,” McGill recalled – she was the first ISLP-sponsored lawyer to spend an extended period of time in a developing country. McGill has returned to India three times since that first stay and she continues to ...
Corboy & Demetrio Lawyer Named Board President of Center for Disability ...
Corboy & Demetrio Lawyer Named Board President of Center for Disability ...
Ask the Lawyer: Five good things about being a lawyer
Could you list five really great things about being a lawyer, and I mean this seriously. There are so many lawyers, and so many laws, and no one I know thinks the court system is all that good. Answer: After 32 years, I sometimes worry that at least ...
Prominent SA lawyer mourned
“He was a very powerful lawyer and he was very persuasive, but I think his real strength was his spiritual base," said defense attorney Alan Brown. “Jimmy's always been a man of faith and accepted Christ as a real young person before he went to law ...
Former EEOC Senior Trial Attorney Sally Ramsey-Brown Joins Adams and Reese ...
Former EEOC Senior Trial Attorney Sally Ramsey-Brown Joins Adams and Reese ...
High profile lawyer hired in Grisanti brawl
NIAG|ARA FALLS, NY (WIVB) - A Seneca businessman and his wife have retained a high-profile criminal defense attorney in the Grisanti casino clash. Paul Cambria is now representing Marc White and his wife Kristina in connection with that Friday night ...
FBI subpoenas in Whittemore probe aimed to surprise, lawyer says - Las Vegas Review
Kenneth Gross, another Washington defense lawyer experienced in dealing with campaign investigations involving conduit contributors, said agents were trying to catch those subpoenaed by surprise. "Typically, the people who are used as conduits are not ...
Akron prosecutor concerned about ties between judge, defense attorney
Prosecutor Doug Powley said he learned of the public defender's arrest — and a Copley police officer's allegations that the lawyer was with Oldfield in a state of undress in the back seat of a car that smelled of alcohol — only by reading Sunday's ...
Allen Stanford Taking Stand Seen as Risk to Fraud Trial Defense
Jurors in federal court in Houston were told by a Stanford lawyer during opening statements on Jan. 24 that they would hear from the Texas financier accused by prosecutors of leading a $7 billion fraud scheme. “It makes almost everything that came ...
Services set for prominent SA lawyer
“He was a very powerful lawyer and he was very persuasive, but I think his real strength was his spiritual base," said defense attorney Alan Brown. “Jimmy's always been a man of faith and accepted Christ as a real young person before he went to law ...
Letter From London: Camilla Launches Windsors LLP
By Alex Aldridge Last week, the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles became an honorary barrister (British for trial lawyer). Upon receiving the award in a ceremony at Gray's Inn — one of the quasi-law schools (known collectively as the Inns of ...
Clarity on practice by foreign lawyers
Tuesday's ruling stems from a 2010 case brought by a Chennai lawyer, AK Balaji, who filed a writ petition seeking a permanent ban on foreign lawyers entering India to advise clients. Balaji filed the case against 31 foreign law firms whose ...
Local lawyer makes impact beyond courtroom
By Zack Plair Many local people know Curtis Hitt, but few ever see the whole picture. But if one wanted to see all of Hitt's sides, one would have to get up pretty early in the morning and commit to quite a torrid pace. The eternal professional ...
Lawyer for Northwest killing spree suspect Holly Grigsby argues for her access ...
Lawyer for Northwest killing spree suspect Holly Grigsby argues for her access ...
Lawyer: Backers want review of gay marriage case
By Lisa Leff AP / February 21, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO—Backers of California's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday they will ask a federal appeals court in San Francisco to review the split decision by three of its judges that struck down the voter-approved ...
Lawyer disbarred, pleads guilty to taking nearly $1 million from residential ...
Lawyer disbarred, pleads guilty to taking nearly $1 million from residential ...
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Partners Named California Lawyer Attorneys of ...
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Partners Named California Lawyer Attorneys of ...
An unfulfilled mandate
It would have been entirely understandable if a non-lawyer — besieged as he is by reports of lawyers engaging in such random acts as beating up judges, going on strike and most recently, banning Shezan juices from Lahore High Court premises — had ...
City murder suspect's lawyer says charges violate double jeopardy rule
By GREG SMITH A judge in New London said he expects to make a ruling Monday on a defense motion to dismiss charges against one of two suspects in the 2006 shooting death of a Norwich man. Judge Patrick J. Clifford said he awaits the response from state ...
Lawyer says Mackowiak suicidal month before killings
By Tom Collins Keith Mackowiak tried to kill himself several times in the month before he allegedly killed an elderly Seneca couple in July 2007. Mackowiak, 44, of Seneca is on trial this week for first-degree murder. He could be sentenced to life in ...
Local Personal Injury Lawyer, Robert E. Gluck, Expands Practice to Include ...
Local Personal Injury Lawyer, Robert E. Gluck, Expands Practice to Include ...
Judge orders disbarment of convicted lawyer Aguilar
By Ferdie de la Torre US District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona has ordered the disbarment of convicted lawyer Danilo T. Aguilar from practicing law in federal court. In an order issued Tuesday, Manglona directed the district court's ...
A Chronology of an (attempted) Senate Power-Grab
Don Gaetz, and Gardiner, helped Thrasher beat back the trial lawyer onslaught of cash. The infusion of more socially conservative senators from 2008 through 2011 allowed Haridopolos to declare the “New Senate” would no longer be a bastion of support ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Crane ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Crane ...