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Jailed China rights lawyer allowed to see wife after four years

Bejing - Jailed Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was allowed to see his wife and young son on Friday for the first time in nearly four years since he disappeared in a crackdown.

Wife of jailed China rights lawyer pleads to see him

Bejing - The wife of jailed Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang Friday pleaded to be allowed to see him just once nearly four years after he disappeared during a crackdown on lawyers and activists.

Lawyer sorry for 'tainting' Ghosn's fame with workman disguise

Apo - A lawyer representing ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Friday apologised for "tainting" the tycoon's reputation by suggesting he disguise himself as a workman to leave detention on bail.

Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder

Yangon - Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large.

US rejects UN court jurisdiction in Iran sanctions case

Den Haag - The United States told UN judges Tuesday they had no jurisdiction to rule on Tehran's demand for them to order the suspension of debilitating nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.

UN tribunal failed to reconcile Bosnia: Mladic lawyer

Sarajevo - The UN tribunal set up to try Balkan war crimes suspects is a "political" institution that has failed to reconcile Bosnia, a lawyer for Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime military chief, said.

US general freed from confinement at Guantanamo

Washington - A US Marine general who had been sentenced to confinement on the Guantanamo Bay naval base was freed Friday, two days after he had been found in contempt of military court.

Belgian 'Lucky Luke' lawyer acting for axed Catalan leader

Brussels - The Belgian lawyer hired by sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is a human rights specialist with a track record of defending suspected Basque militants from extradition to Spain.

Russian lawyer 'ready' to meet US Congress over Trump Jr meeting

Russia - The Russian lawyer at the heart of the scandal over a meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son claimed Wednesday she is ready to testify to the US Congress.

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Sweden attack suspect demands Sunni lawyer

Stockholm - The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.

Former Milosevic opponent shot in Kosovo attack

Pristina - A prominent Kosovo lawyer, once a leading opponent of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, was shot outside his home in Pristina on Monday, the police and doctors said.

Defending the indefensible? Lawyers who take on 'monsters'

Paris - Every suspected terrorist, mass murderer or war criminal needs a lawyer -- but the person who takes on this role can often provoke incomprehension, disgust and even violence.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam hands new lawyer 'challenge of career'

Lille - Salah Abdeslam's last lawyer described him as a "little moron" who brought him nothing but trouble.Now French lawyer Frank Berton is taking up the baton, by agreeing to take on the daunting task of defending the Paris attacks suspect.

Held captive for two years, teen girl escapes Tokyo kidnapper

Tokyo - After being held captive for nearly two years, a teen girl escaped an apartment Sunday morning after her captor went shopping and forgot to lock the door. The girl disappeared from her hometown of Saitama when she was just 13.

Abdeslam family 'relieved' at Salah arrest: Lawyer

Brussels - The family of key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, arrested after being wounded in a dramatic raid in central Brussels, is relieved that he is at least safe, his brother's lawyer said Saturday.

Zofran lawsuit — GSK requests split of generic, branded cases

As the number of Zofran lawsuits keep growing, the manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) petitioned the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts to separate brand-named injury litigation from those caused by generic ondansetron.

Australia: 7-Eleven paid student 47 cents an hour, lawyer alleges

Brisbane - It took two years, but for Pranay Alawala, the wait was worth it. Alawala, an international student, received a $33,000 payout from 7-Eleven, his former employer, after his lawyer successfully argued that the company paid him just 47 cents an hour.

Brazil's Rousseff must go, says author of impeachment petition

S - President Dilma Rousseff has broken the law and must step down so that Brazil can recover its legal bearings, the author of a key impeachment petition said.

Blatter 'cooperating', 'no mismanagement occurred' — Lawyer

Zurich - A review of the evidence against Sepp Blatter will show that he was not responsible for any mismanagement, his lawyer said Friday after Switzerland opened criminal proceedings against the FIFA boss. "Mr.

Masculine-sounding lawyers win fewer cases

Chicago - When it comes to winning in a court of law, a booming voice may not be the best tool for a lawyer to deploy. Men who sound very masculine are actually less likely to win a US Supreme Court case.

Ombudsman: When will action be taken over No Win, No Fee deals?

The Legal Ombudsman in the UK has asked regulators when action will be taken over consumer complaints regarding 'No Win, No Fee' conditional agreements with lawyers.

FIFA Lawyer’s cup probe involves meetings in Australia

As part of an extended probe into corruption allegations over choosing the 2022 World Cup host city, FIFA special investigator Michael Garcia quietly met with FFA officials in Sydney.

Op-Ed: Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson on Joint Review Panel outcome Special

Calgary - This is an Interview with Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson about the Joint Review Panel outcome and more. Barry acted as legal counsel to three environmental groups in the Joint Review Panel hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Interview: Leadnow mobilizes widespread support for FIPA appeal Special

Vancouver - Leadnow mobilizes widespread support for the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA or FIPPA). If ratified, Canada would be bound to this agreement for 31 years, undermining democratic control of our natural resources.

Official's kid does not get table she wanted, restaurant closes

A Mexican official's daughter decided that she would send inspectors to a restaurant after she did not get a table that she wanted.

Famed French lawyer Olivier Metzner found dead

Rennes - One of France's best known lawyers has been found dead, following an apparent suicide on his private island in Brittany.

WCEL Senior Lawyer explains Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, FIPA Special

Vancouver - West Coast Environmental Law Senior Lawyer Jessica Clogg explains ramifications of Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, and FIPA. Jessica provides legal and strategic support to First Nations to help protect land and resources of their territories.

Drunk lawyer crushes arm trying to get into NYC apartment

Maggie Baumer, an attorney in Manhattan, probably should have just passed out in the hallway like every other drunk does at 6 am. But instead got her arm crushed by a trash compactor since she jumped down the chute in an attempt to get in her cellar.

Armstrong lawyer blasts 'witch hunt' over damning doping report

Lance Armstrong's lawyer criticized the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) scathing report on Wednesday, calling its investigation a one-sided “hatchet job” and a “witch hunt”.
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