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Lawyer: UK has launched criminal inquiry into NSA leaks, is ‘par








Dargaville lawyer struck off





Lawyer: UK has launched criminal inquiry into NSA leaks, is partway through seized material The Guardian, Janine Gibson, File/Associated Press - FILE - In this undated photo provided by Janine Gibson of The Guardian, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, right, and his partner David Miranda, are shown together at an unknown location. A British court ruled Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, that if national security issues are at stake, the U.K. government may look through items seized from Miranda, the partner of journalist Greenwald, who has written stories about documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. By Associated Press, LONDON Britain has launched a criminal investigation into Edward Snowdens leak of classified material to the Guardian newspaper and is sifting through documents it seized from the partner of one of the papers journalists, a government lawyer said Thursday. The revelation by lawyer Jonathan Laidlaw came at Londons High Court, where lawyers for David Miranda the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald unsuccessfully sued to stop police from combing through digital material seized from him Sunday at Heathrow Airport. Multimedia Hayley Tsukayama Facebook has updated its login service to separate sharing requests from log-in. It was the British governments first mention of a criminal investigation linked to the seized material, which included a laptop, cellphone, DVDs and memory sticks. Greenwald has been at the center of the Guardians disclosures about the National Security Agency, which have pulled back the curtain on the American governments secret domestic espionage program. Miranda, a 28-year-old Brazilian student, was detained for nearly nine hours as he flew through the London airport after meeting in Germany with a journalist working with Greenwald. Laidlaw said British police had already begun scanning through Mirandas tens of thousands of pages of documents, which he described as highly sensitive. The disclosure of (the material) would be gravely injurious to public safety and thus the police have now initiated a criminal investigation, Laidlaw said. There is an absolutely compelling reason to permit this investigation to continue. The exact target of the investigation was not clear. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/in-court-the-guardian-demands-britain-return-items-seized-from-partner-of-snowden-journalist/2013/08/22/c07dcf58-0b18-11e3-89fe-abb4a5067014_story.html





Lawyer sought in deputy dispute





Following the hearing, the New Zealand Law Society said it was the second time Clarke had been cited for misconduct. New Zealand Law Society president Chris Moore said Clarke was instructed by a client to file a claim in the Disputes' Tribunal but he did not do so. Mr Moore said he misled his client on a number of occasions, saying he had filed the claim, and that a hearing date had been set. No claim had, in fact, been filed and the client found this out when he contacted the Disputes Tribunal, Mr Moore said. Mr Moore said it was fundamental in the Lawyers Conduct and Client Care Rules that a lawyer must always act competently and in a timely manner. "Any lawyer who has been retained by a client must complete the services which that client requires unless there is good cause not to," he said. "That was not the case with Mr Clarke and the Law Society will always view such transgressions very seriously." The tribunal will release its written decision later. In 2006, he pleaded guilty to charges of failing to hold clients' funds received into his firm's trust account, and made false entries into the account to conceal the misappropriation of $23,618, which he paid back within five months. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11114444





Lawyer: Amanda Knox won't return to Italy for new trial





16-18, 2011. Read Full Blog Post (12) Williams, Packers staying cautious with bone bruise By Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 25, 2013 3:53 p.m. |Sun Aug 25 13:53:00 PDT 2013 Green Bay --- With the season opener at San Francisco 14 days away, three key members of the Green Bay Packers' secondary are sidelined. Tramon Williams (knee, bone bruise), Casey Hayward (hamstring) and Morgan Burnett (hamstring)were all spectators at Sunday's practice. The latter two have been ruled out for Thursday's game at Kansas City. The first was hopeful for Week 1 , but said Sunday that the team is still being cautious. As he described last week, the bone bruise can linger. Williams does not want the injury to bother him into the season. Read Full Blog Post (2) Kicking competition heats up with addition of Ramirez By Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel Green Bay- Zach Ramirez was called in for a tryout last week after Mason Crosby had a bad practice Wednesday morning and had no idea whether it was his shot to make his first NFL roster or a standard workout teams do to update their free agent lists. But after watching Ramirez go through the paces inside the Don Hutson Center, general manager Ted Thompson went to coach Mike McCarthy and suggested they take a longer look at the former Portland State kicker. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/137704838.html?newsWatchDate=8-25-2013





Real Housewives star Taylor Armstrong is engaged to lawyer John Bluher... two years after the suicide of her former husband





Tax lawyer Edgar Paltzer used French master Charles-Francois Daubigny's 1862 work "La gardeuse de chevres" (The goat herder) to pay part of his $2 million bail in New York, where he has been detained since April on tax fraud charges. "To escape from the claws of American justice and see their families, some Swiss bankers remortgage their homes or seek help from relatives. Zurich lawyer Edgar Paltzer provided a nineteenth century canvas," reported Swiss newspaper Le Matin. The bail conditions allow the lawyer to leave the United States and return to Switzerland as long as he agrees not to fight any future extradition order. Daubigny was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, seen as an important precursor to the Impressionist movement. The painting was estimated to be worth between $450,000 and $500,000 by an independent expert. Paltzer has admitted to helping clients with Swiss bank accounts avoid tax as a former partner in Swiss law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey, and said he was ready to cooperate with the US authorities to reduce any future sentence. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130825/swiss-lawyer-uses-500000-artwork-post-bail





Ronald Motley, lawyer who led tobacco lawsuits, dies at 68





In March, Italy's supreme court ordered a new trial for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend for the slaying of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, where they were students. An appeals court in 2011 had acquitted both, overturning convictions by a lower court. The new appeals trial begins in Florence on Sept. 30. Florence daily La Nazione quoted lawyer Luciano Ghirga Saturday as saying he recently met with Knox and fellow defense team members in the U.S., and that the American confirmed what her lawyers said right after the supreme court ruling -- she won't return to Italy for the new trial. Back in June, Italy's high court faulted the appeals court that acquitted Knox , saying its ruling was full of "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions and ordering the new appeals court to look at all the evidence to determine whether Knox helped kill the teen. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were initially convicted and sentenced to long prison terms, but a Perugia appeals court acquitted them in 2011, criticizing virtually the entire case mounted by prosecutors. The appellate court noted that the murder weapon was never found, said that DNA tests were faulty and that prosecutors provided no murder motive. A young man from Ivory Coast, Rudy Guede, was convicted of the slaying in a separate proceeding and is serving a 16-year sentence. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57600026/lawyer-amanda-knox-wont-return-to-italy-for-new-trial/





Lawyer trying to free pastor from jail





Casey did not disclose the terms of the http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/137704838.html?newsWatchDate=8-25-2013 settlements but said they took shape some time ago and were completed a week ago. To say theyre relieved, I think, is a fair statement, Casey said. But its also accurate to say that while weve closed this chapter, theres a whole lot of this thats necessarily inadequate. And that cant be helped, because of how . . . really unspeakable this experience has been and continues to be for them. The university has not announced the deals. The men known in court documents as Victims 3, 7 and 10 released statements through their attorneys, saying that although they are relieved the settlement process is over, they wont get their childhoods back. Penn State is not great for settling something that could have been stopped years ago, Victim 3 said. What makes a school great is stopping these things no matter what negative effect it has on their reputation or what bad press it might bring. Victim 7 said he regretted knowing Sandusky. Despite the settlements, my life will never feel back to normal. If I had the power to go back in time and not ever meet Jerry Sandusky, I wouldnt hesitate, he said. Victim 10 said the settlement would help make amends but couldnt change things. Its not about the money. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lawyer-sandusky-son-victim-2-settle-with-penn-state/2013/08/24/9d8e1482-0ce7-11e3-b87c-476db8ac34cd_story.html





Lawyer: Sandusky son, Victim 2 settle with Penn State



Regis Punta Mita Resort is where we fell in love, it was the perfect choice for this wonderful occasion.' Lucky lady: John proposed at sunset in a giant tent on the water's edge outside the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, where he said they 'fell in love' originally To make the night even more special, John surprised Taylor by lining the path down the beach with rose petals which lead to stunning white tent filled with pillows on the water's edge. Before he got down on one knee Us reports John grandly popped a bottle of Veuve Grand Dame champagne on sunset. When the romance of the location had set in, the lawyer then asked the all important question to which he got a resounding 'Yes'. 'Taylor was beautiful and never stopped smiling! It was an amazing evening, a ten all round,' he told Us. For the big night John wore all white while Taylor dazzled in a floor length blue gown. After getting the answer he was looking for the website reports John lead his bride-to-be back up to the resort where they enjoyed a mini engagement party - a lavish dinner with wine pairings. No doubt Taylor spent most of the night starring at her new accessory, a gold and diamond engagement ring designed by Ari Soffer. The pair have yet to set a wedding date. They started dating last year but only confirmed the relationship at the end of 2012. The engagement marks the end of a very painful and public chapter in the Real Housewives star's life. In 2011, the pressure of being on a reality show saw her marriage to her businessman husband Russell crumble and the pair separated. The pair were facing severe legal and financial issues at the time, and on August 2 Russell took his life. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2401400/Real-Housewives-star-Taylor-Armstrong-engaged-lawyer-John-Bluher.html





Trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders political, says lawyer





(AP) A defense lawyer is trying to win the freedom of a popular Birmingham-area youth evangelist following his second arrest on a charge of trying to impersonate police. Attorney Daniel Boman tells WBRC-TV ( http://bit.ly/19Ri4Ed ) he's asking a court to reinstate probation for Matt Pitt , who is now jailed in Shelby County. The 30-year-old Pitt was arrested this week after a judge revoked his probation from a case last year. Pitt pleaded guilty in 2012 to trying to impersonate a police officer, and he was charged with the same offense this summer. Pitt gave a rambling TV interview before police say he fled officers and jumped off a 45-foot cliff in Birmingham. Pitt started a ministry called "The Basement" in 2004, and it grew into one of the nation's largest youth ministries. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Lawyer-trying-to-free-pastor-from-jail-4758406.php









By Jef Feeley/Bloomberg News/ August 23, 2013 Buy reprints NEW YORK Ronald L. Motley, a South Carolina lawyer who spearheaded lawsuits against tobacco companies that led them to agree to pay $246 billion in the biggest civil settlement in US history, has died. He died Thursday at Roper Hospital in Charleston, S.C., at 68, Don Migliori, a partner in his law firm, said in an interview. The cause was complications of organ failure, he said. Mr. Motley pioneered the development of mass tort litigation to sue tobacco makers in the 1990s, such as Altria Group Inc.s Philip Morris unit and companies that sold asbestos-laden building products, such as Johns Manville Corp. He recovered billions of dollars for workers and consumers who blamed the manufacturers products for their illnesses. Ron Motley changed the playing field for individuals seeking to hold companies accountable in this country, said Richard Harpootlian, a plaintiffs lawyer who had known Mr. Motley for 38 years. He may well have been the best trial lawyer of his generation. The son of a gas station owner in North Charleston, S.C., Mr. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.boston.com/business/news/2013/08/23/ronald-motley-lawyer-who-led-tobacco-lawsuits-dies/k1a5EUf6B3xxqZZ8dFzFLM/story.html





Swiss lawyer uses $500,000 artwork to post bail





Pictures issued of Badie soon after his arrest last week did not appear to show serious injuries. More than 900 people, including about 100 soldiers and police, have been killed since security forces broke up two pro-Mursi protest camps on August 14. Brotherhood supporters say the real death toll is far higher and among those killed was Badie's son, Ammar, a 38-year-old computer engineer. Gharib accused the prosecution of investigating the victims instead of the perpetrators. He said prosecutors had also failed to present credible evidence to the defense team. "Justice has been turned upside down," he said. "The real victims are being hauled to jails and accused of inciting killing though (Badie's) own son has been killed." The state accuses the Brotherhood of "terrorism" and subversion. Police stations and churches across Egypt have come under attack from what the state says are Islamist assailants. Charges against Badie and his aides include incitement to violence in connection with anti-Brotherhood protests before Mursi's overthrow. The Brotherhood says it does not condone violence. Gharib said lawyers had been present when prosecutors questioned the defendants at Tora prison, where Badie and others are held, for two days. He said that after arresting Badie and his colleagues, authorities took them directly to prison, where they have been questioned, rather than the normal practice of referring them to the prosecutor's office within 24 hours. "So if the defendant is taken from his home to prison this is ... <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/25/us-egypt-protest-brotherhood-lawyer-idUSBRE97O0FD20130825



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