Zandile Gumede, accompanied by lawyer, to ANC integrity commission hearing

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Durban – Former eThekwini mayor and KZN MPL Zandile Gumede finally got her wish and brought along a legal representative to the hearing by the ANC provincial integrity commission.

Gumede on Tuesday appeared before the commission chaired by party veteran Sipho Magwaza to explain her role in the R430 million tender of 2017 that got her and 16 others (including eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza) arrested and charged with fraud and corruption.

A confidant of Gumede told Independent Media she was eventually allowed to bring a lawyer to assist her during the high-stakes hearing. This was after the ANC said she could not do so as the hearing was not a criminal process.

“Yes, she was finally able to bring in her lawyer. Right now she is at the provincial headquarters (in Durban) where the hearing

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Lawyer blames RCMP for delays in case

By Lethbridge Herald on October 7, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

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A Calgary lawyer is blaming the RCMP for repeated delays in a criminal case that goes back to January.

Jessica Cartwright said Tuesday during a court hearing for her client, Jessie Hugh Flett, that she has requested nine separate pieces of disclosure from the police but has only received one. Cartwright told Judge Jerry LeGrandeur that until she receives the rest of the information, she is unable to determine whether the matter needs to go to trial.

Cartwright added the Crown has suggested the delay is caused by a “resource issue” in the Pincher Creek RCMP detachment.

Crown Prosecutor Lisa Weich said her office has forwarded Cartwright’s requests to the RCMP and have asked to receive the information “as soon as possible.”

The matter was adjourned to Nov. 3, but Judge Jerry LeGrandeur said if the information has

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Former Calgary police lawyer settles lawsuit with CPS, city

A former Calgary Police Service lawyer has settled a lawsuit with the organization and the city over a contested severance agreement worth more than $500,000.

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A consent order filed Sunday, containing an amended statement of defence, withdrew various allegations against former CPS general counsel Stephanie Morson. The defendants, which included the CPS, Chief Mark Neufeld and the City of Calgary, “expressed regret . . . for the negative impacts” those allegations caused.

Morson sued the city, CPS and Neufeld in December 2019 after the police service refused to honour the agreement she reached with former police chief Roger Chaffin in 2018.

Morson remained employed by CPS at the time, but was on disability leave since September 2018 because “multiple false allegations” created an “intolerable working environment” for her, according to her statement of claim.

The disputed severance agreement would have seen the police

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Manitoba lawyer who wrongly advised clients to invest millions of dollars disbarred

The Law Society of Manitoba has disbarred a lawyer after he advised more than two dozen of his clients to invest millions of dollars in a business closely connected to him.

A statement from the society says it has found Paul Richard Hesse guilty of defrauding and stealing from 27 different clients for a total loss to them of almost $6.5 million.

The law society says Hesse had been advising immigration clients since 2016 to invest in a specific business without telling them he had a close relationship with the person who owned it.

It says he also took money from several clients after telling them he would invest it in shell companies, but instead gave the money to the business.

The law society says Hesse stole $3.5 million and obtained $3 million more by lying to clients who had hopes of immigrating to Canada, were new to the Canadian

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DA To Announce If Tosa Officer Will Face Charges, Lawyer Says

WAUWATOSA, WI— A decision will be announced on Wednesday regarding a fatal shooting involving now suspended Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office will determine if Mensah will face criminal charges in the death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole.

Kimberley Motley, the attorney for the Cole family, confirmed to Patch the District Attorney John Chisholm will share his decision on Wednesday. Patch reached out to the DA’s Office to confirm the announcement.

Mensah, the Wauwatosa police officer involved in the shooting deaths of three people of color in the last five years, appealed his suspension last month. Mensah was suspended with pay in July, but according to online court records dated Sept. 9, he is appealing the decision.

In August, The Wauwatosa Police and Fire Commission voted unanimously to move forward with pre-hearing scheduling deadlines on the pending charges filed against Officer Joseph Mensah.

An attorney representing

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Leading IP Lawyer Josh Pond Joins Crowell & Moring

Pond has served as lead counsel for both complainants and respondents, as well as subpoenaed companies, in complex, high stakes ITC actions, which present significant challenges due to their fast pace, unique rules of procedure, and potentially sweeping exclusion orders against unfair imports. Over the past decade, he has been to trial before the ITC on behalf of a dozen Fortune Global 500 companies, counseling domestic and international parties before the Commission, particularly those from Asia and Europe. He addresses imports alleged to be patent infringing but also increasingly those claimed to infringe trademarks, trade secrets, or otherwise claimed to constitute unfair competition.

In addition to the ITC, Pond represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board, U.S. District Courts, and the Federal Circuit. He advises start-ups and corporations on IP portfolio strategy, with an eye to brand protection and enforcement challenges.


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SSR’s family lawyer calls AIIMS forensic report faulty; Wants matter to be referred to another forensic team

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, which shook the world around four months ago, continues to make the headlines. While CBI has been investigating the matter now, it was reported that AIIMS had submitted its ‘conclusive’ forensic report and has ruled out the murder theory. AIIMS forensic report came as a major breakthrough in the case as the media reports suggested that the special investigation team will be probing the abetment to suicide angle now. Now, as per the recent update, the MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actor’s family lawyer has called the AIIMS report as faulty.

It is reported that Vikas Singh has written a letter to the CBI Director and raised objections over AIIMS forensic examination report which the hospital had submitted to the agency. In the letter, Singh has mentioned that “this matter needs to be referred to another forensic team to be constituted by

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Judge recalls the moment her son was shot dead by disgruntled anti-feminist lawyer

Judge speaks about moment her son was shot dead by disgruntled anti-feminist lawyer



The federal judge targeted by an anti-feminist lawyer has spoken of the moment she watched her son die in the doorway of her family home.

As her husband keeled over with a gunshot wound, US District Judge Esther Salas got to the floor next to her 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderl, when she lifted his shirt and saw the bullet hole.

“Mark managed to crawl back and we were both just watching him fade away,” she said in an interview with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.

Ms Salas and her husband Mark Anderl, who is expected to make a full recovery, said they have forgiven the man who killed their only child.

Disgruntled men’s rights attorney Roy Den Hollander is suspected of intending to kill Ms Salas when her son answered the

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Who is Bobbi Sternheim? Ghislaine Maxwell hires New York ‘super lawyer’ who defended Osama Bin Laden’s henchman

Ghislaine Maxwell has hired a New York-based “super lawyer” who had earlier represented one of Osama Bin Laden’s henchmen ahead of her child sex trafficking charge due to take place next year. 

The lawyer Bobbi Sternheim has been described on the website of her law firm, Fasulo Braverman & Di Maggio as a “recognized leader” in “litigating difficult and complex cases.” Sternheim has Top Secret/ SCI Clearance and is known to have tried international organized crime and racketeering conspiracies, international terrorism offenses, international telemarketing fraud, capital murder, and interstate transport of pornographic media. The site further states that Bobbi, who has been named a “New York Super Lawyer,” holds a master’s in forensic psychology and an LLM in Advocacy in addition to her law degree. 

One of her most famous clients includes a man called Khalid al-Fawwaz who prosecutors say is a “top al-Qaeda terrorist,” reports Daily Mail. Sternheim represented

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‘Legendary’: Prominent human rights lawyer George Bizos dies | South Africa

George Bizos, the anti-apartheid campaigner and human rights lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela during the decades-long struggle for South Africa’s democracy, has died.

He was 92.

Bizos died “peacefully” at his home in Johannesburg of “natural causes”, his family said late on Wednesday.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the news of Bizos’s death was “very sad for us as a country”.

“An incisive legal mind and architect of our constitution, he contributed immensely to our democracy. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and dip our heads in his honour,” Ramaphosa said.

George Bizos, left, anti-apartheid activist and lifelong friend and lawyer of Nelson Mandela, right, arrives for his 80th birthday party in Johannesburg [File: Denis Farrell/AP Photo]

Fleeing the Nazis

Bizos was born in Vasilitisi, southern Greece, in 1927. He arrived in South Africa in 1941 after he and his father fled the Nazi occupation of Greece

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