Geoffrey Robertson , the U.K. lawyer seeking to halt WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ’s extradition to Sweden, has grown accustomed to high-profile cases since representing a politician who faked his own death in the 1970s.
Nancy Kissel, accused of murdering her banker husband, broke down in a Hong Kong court today after saying that she wasn’t able to help their daughter and said she tried to protect herself from abuse by spiking his drinks.
The California Public Employees Retirement System sued former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executives and underwriters alleging they hid Lehman’s exposure to subprime loans when they sold the pension fund about $700 million in bonds.
If there was any doubt about the gravity of the mission facing the three members of News Corp.’s management-and-standards committee, board member Viet Dinh dispelled it at a meeting held a year ago in a 13th-floor conference room with a panoramic view of London.
Julian Assange ’s U.K. lawyers, seeking to block the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to Sweden on rape claims, may have chosen the wrong tactic by criticizing Swedish justice and labeling the prosecutor behind the case as a “radical feminist,” lawyers say.