Canada asks court to throw out expert affidavit in Huawei CFO’s U.S. extradition case

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian prosecutors will ask a court to disregard a former U.S. government lawyer’s affidavit submitted by Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s legal team in her U.S. extradition case, arguing it is “irrelevant” and “unnecessary,” documents released on Wednesday showed.

The affidavit was submitted in July in which Michael Gottlieb, who was a White House lawyer under President Barack Obama, testified that U.S. President Donald Trump had departed from longstanding legal policies designed to promote the “impartial administration of justice,” with his comments that he was willing to use Meng as a bargaining chip in trade talks with China.

Meng’s lawyers have argued that the extradition should be thrown out in part because the case against her in the United States is tainted by political interference, pointing to comments from Trump about her extradition.

She was arrested in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States.

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Forensics expert calls for Nigeria to fully adopt biometrics in criminal investigations

Nigerian police should consider the full integration of forensic science — which often involves the use of biometrics — in the way cases are investigated and prosecuted in the country’s justice system, an opinion piece argues.

Those championing such calls are arguing that this is even more important for a country that has a very high and growing rate of criminality, especially in the urban centers.

A recent argument as to why Nigeria should adopt forensic science in criminal investigation processes is made in an editorial in Nigerian daily newspaper Vanguard.

In the article, the writer, Avril Eyewu-Edero, a forensic investigator, argued that adopting forensic science will greatly redirect the way criminal cases are currently investigated in Africa’s most populous nation. This, she said, will make it possible for investigators to have sufficient and accurate information about a suspect’s guilt or innocence in any incident they are linked to.


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Republican Lawmakers Were Unwise to Meet with Trump, says UM Law Expert

We’re at an inflection point in GOP efforts to cast doubt on the clear results of the November election. On Monday, the Board of State Canvassers meets at 1 p.m. to certify the results of the election. But it’s unclear whether it will do so.

It’s dangerous for a person who’s clean and wants to stay clean to take a meeting with someone who is willing to cross that line and ask you not to stay clean anymore.” – Richard Primus, University of Michigan Law School.

Late last week, top Republican state lawmakers including state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) and state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) met with the president at the White House. It’s not clear exactly what they talked about, but it stands to reason that the subject of disregarding the will of voters and delivering the state’s Electoral College votes to Trump

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Conversion Labs Appoints Expert Life Sciences Attorney, Eric H. Yecies, as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Conversion Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: CVLB), a direct-to-consumer telemedicine and wellness company, has appointed expert Life Sciences attorney, Eric H. Yecies, to the new position of chief compliance officer and general counsel.

Yecies is a highly accomplished trial and transactional attorney with over 16 years of experience practicing law in the life sciences space. He was previously a partner at Holland & Knight, a top ranked national law firm. Yecies was a member of its Intellectual Property Group, and grew its New York IP Group from inception. He focused his practice on high-profile cases in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

Yecies specialized in patent, trade secret, trademark, false advertising, anti-competitive, counterfeiting, and regulatory cases across a broad range of technical disciplines. He has extensive knowledge and experience with the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, which establishes

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Dundee divorce expert sets up new firm and she’ll fight for your Nectar points

Tayside divorce specialist Amanda Wilson has seen it all, from agreeing custody arrangements for pets to settling squabbles over Nectar points.

After a 15-year career at Thorntons, where she was a partner, the Dundee University graduate has set up her own legal practice in Dundee specialising in family law.

Family law covers everything from divorce and separation, to custody battles and adoptions.

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Dundee family law specialist Amanda Wilson.

Ms Wilson described the feeling she gets when helping people through a difficult period as “addictive”.

She said: “A lot of the time people are really stressed and I want to help them, reassure them and bring them out the other side.

“I find my job fascinating – you really get to know your clients and you realise people have such different ways of living.”

Court as last resort

The perception of divorce from television soaps and

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Lawyer SEO Expert Qamar Zaman Reveals 21 Law Firm Marketing Strategies That Really Work When Doing SEO for Lawyers

11/12/2020, Dallas // KISSPR //

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Jailing of domestic violence complainant condemned by mental health law expert

NOTE: This story contains disturbing details and images.

An expert in criminal and mental disability law says the decision to arrest a domestic violence complainant, put her in a restraint chair and charge her with assaulting a peace officer is “catastrophic,” and may have a chilling effect on victims already reluctant to report abuse.

Archie Kaiser, a professor at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law and department of psychiatry, reviewed surveillance video of the jailing of Serrece Winter, 45, of Dartmouth, N.S., at Halifax police headquarters on Nov. 20, 2019. 

She was arrested after a judge issued a warrant at the Crown’s request when she failed to appear in court that day to testify against her on-again, off-again boyfriend, who was charged with assaulting her.

“This is just catastrophic, everything that occurred from the start to the finish of the interactions,” said Kaiser.

The details of the case were published

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