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  • Drug company lawyer taped trying to foil lawsuit

    08/17/2011 12:36:04 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:06 PM EDT | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — International business can be an ethical jungle, but it's rare to get details of bare-knuckle tactics on tape. According to a recording and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press, a lawyer in Mexico for a leading U.S. drug manufacturer offered to pay an opposing expert in a lawsuit if he would leave the country on a key court date to undermine the case. *** Baxter said the lawyer was not authorized to make any offers, and it has severed all ties with him. The recording and its disclosure offer an unusual glimpse of fishy maneuvers in...
  • Seattle Times special report: Twisted ethics of an expert witness

    06/26/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT · by vmpolesov · 14 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/27/2011 | Ken Armstrong and Maureen O'Hagan
    Earlier this year, a four-page document with a bland title, "Stipulation for Dismissal with Prejudice," was filed in a civil matter percolating on the King County Courthouse's ninth floor. Hardly anyone took notice. Most everyone had moved on. But that document — filed by lawyers tangled up in the estate of Stuart Greenberg, a nationally renowned psychologist whose life ended in scandal — signaled the end of a tortuous undertaking. Greenberg had proved such a toxic force — a poison coursing through the state's court system — that it took more than three years for lawyers and judges to sift...
  • The Prosecution of Julie Amero - What the railroading of a teacher by technically inept police...

    12/14/2008 10:05:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1,728+ views
    Reason ^ | December 12, 2008 | Radley Balko
    What the railroading of a teacher by technically inept police and prosecutors reveals about the criminal justice system In October 2004, Julie Amero, a substitute teacher in Norwich, Connecticut, was teaching a seventh grade language class. While Amero was using a laptop computer—one accessible to both students and teacher—the computer began spinning off pop-up ads for pornographic websites. Amero concedes she was checking her email and surfing the Internet while she was supposed to be teaching. Perhaps that makes her a bad substitute teacher (though she had taught at the school for a year and a half without incident). But...
  • Prosecutors say ex-expert witness will plead guilty to perjury

    02/29/2008 2:06:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 800+ views
    John B. Torkelsen, who made tens of millions of dollars as an expert witness in hundreds of business lawsuits, agreed to plead guilty to a perjury charge for lying about how he was paid in a securities class-action case, prosecutors said. Torkelsen entered the plea agreement Thursday in a federal court in Philadelphia and could face up to five years in prison. The case was filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles. Torkelsen, 62, of Princeton, N.J., agreed to plead guilty to submitting a false declaration in a case filed in 1999 in a federal court in San Jose, prosecutors said....