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  • Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

    01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. Louis S. Cohen, 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said. Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a fire in the 11th floor of a parking garage in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive and found...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Law Firm Representing Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Termed Hate Group For Anti-Gay Stance: Report

    10/05/2015 9:05:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/05/2015 | By Vishakha Sonawane
    Liberty Counsel, a law firm representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, has been termed as hate group for spreading false information by a nonprofit legal advocacy group, the Associated Press reported Sunday. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s senior official Mark Potok said that people at the firm "are way, way over the line" according to AP. The law firm is representing Davis’ stance for not issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds. Davis also spent five days in prison last month after being found in contempt of court for denying the licenses. The Liberty Counsel is reportedly of the opinion...
  • Video shows profane Morgan urging vote on pot measure (Florida Barf Alert)

    09/03/2014 5:55:53 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 7 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Sep 03, 2014 | Jerome R. Stockfisch
    Morgan & Morgan is the law firm trying to "install" Charlie Crist back in Talahassee and stack the courts with their ideological judges. This is a sample of Morgan's character.
  • Ares Armor and ATF hearing taken off calendar as more questions emerge

    03/24/2014 1:11:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 March, 2014 | David Codrea
    The United States District Court, Southern District of California on Wednesday granted a joint motion filed earlier in the day by attorneys for Ares Armor and the Department of Justice. The order vacated as moot a preliminary injunction hearing scheduled for Thursday, vacated the Temporary Restraining Order issued on March 11 (and the modification issued on March 14), and affirmed Ares Armor’s rights to file an amended complaint and to seek further injunctive relief. “In consideration of the specific injunctive relief requested by the [temporary restraining order obtained by Ares Armor on March 11] to prevent the seizure of the...
  • CA: Redistricting law firm favored Democrats in campaign giving

    04/06/2011 7:23:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Sac Bee - Capitol Alert ^ | 4/6/11 | Dan Walters
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the law firm tentatively chosen by the state's new redistricting commission to provide legal advice on the federal Voting Rights Act, has given most of its campaign contributions to Democrats, a new compilation by found. Maplight, a Berkeley-based database on campaign contributions at state and federal levels, released its study of the law firm's donations Wednesday, just one day before the California Citizens Redistricting Commission is to decide whether to finalize its $150,000 contract. Gibson, Dunn was tentatively chosen last months after a Sacramento law and lobbying firm with strong Republican ties lost in a...
  • Police arrest woman for stealing $105K from law firm

    06/04/2010 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 103 replies · 1,055+ views
    Rexburg Standard Journal ^ | June 2, 2010 | Joseph Law
    REXBURG — Police arrested a woman on Wednesday for embezzling more than $105,000 from a Rexburg law firm where she worked. Jennifer Handy, 31, of Rexburg, has been charged with four counts of grand theft. She is being held in the Madison County Jail with bail set at $100,000. Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis said the thefts occurred on four separate occasions between January 2008 and April 2010. Police declined to name the law firm at this stage of the investigation. He said Handy had access to the law firm’s bank accounts during that time period. The potential penalty for...
  • Chrysler's Salaried Retirees Hire Chicago Law Firm

    05/04/2009 2:56:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies · 1,716+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 4, 2009 | By Jeff Bennett
    DETROIT (Dow Jones) Chrysler LLC's non-union salaried retirees will be represented by the Chicago law firm Stahl, Cowen, Crowley Addis LLC as the auto maker continues through the bankruptcy process. [snip] "On one hand, in bankruptcy Chrysler will seek to cut off every liability that it can," National Chrysler Retirement Organization President Chuck Austin said in the statement. "On the other, the United Auto Worker-represented retirees have protection and government support that salaried retirees don't have. Our goal is to assure balanced and even treatment for all retirees."
  • D.A.: Georgia Law Firm Bomb Suspect Died in Blast

    10/17/2008 11:07:54 AM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 969+ views
    Fox ^ | Oct 17, 2008 | not specified
    The suspect in a blast that rocked a Georgia law firm apparently died in the explosion, FOX News has confirmed. The district attorney told FOX that the man believed to be responsible for the Friday morning blast is dead. Police, however, said they couldn't confirm that the person who died is in fact the suspect in the explosion. "There is a fatality on the scene, but I don't know who that is," said Bruce Frazier of the Dalton Police Department. He said police were still trying to identify the person whose body was found. Footage from a robotic camera sent...
  • CA: Backer of Swift Boat ads has tie to law firm pushing vote change

    09/03/2007 9:46:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,473+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/3/07 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES Lawyers behind a California ballot proposal that could benefit the 2008 Republican presidential nominee have ties to a Texas homebuilder who financed attacks on Democrat John Kerry's Vietnam War record in the 2004 presidential campaign. Charles H. Bell and Thomas Hiltachk's law firm banked nearly $65,000 in fees from a California-based political committee funded almost solely by Bob J. Perry that targeted Democrats in 2006. Perry, a major Republican donor, contributed nearly $4.5 million to the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that made unsubstantiated but damaging attacks on Kerry three years ago. The Perry-financed committee in California,...
  • $4 Billion Suit Against Akin Gump Highlights Hedge Fund Representation Risks(lawyers sued)

    08/15/2007 9:06:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Yahoo!Finance ^ | 08/15/07 | Anthony Lin
    $4 Billion Suit Against Akin Gump Highlights Hedge Fund Representation Risks Wednesday August 15, 3:02 am ET Anthony Lin, New York Law Journal Like most hedge fund managers, James McBride and Kevin Larson expected to make a tidy sum. By the fall of 2003, they seemed well on their way. The series of Veras funds they had launched less than two years before had already attracted around $1 billion in investments. ADVERTISEMENT But then regulators, including then-New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, came after the Veras funds for "late trading," the illegal purchasing...
  • Giuliani's law firm gives to Dems, too [Pelosi, Hoyer, Feinstein, etc.]

    05/30/2007 9:53:20 AM PDT · by jdm · 28 replies · 1,124+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | May 30, 2007 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, a prodigious fundraiser who will campaign today in California, is partner in a law firm [Bracewell & Giuliani] with a generous political action committee -- one that gave nearly 40 percent of its contributions to Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections, including $5,000 to then-Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. Bracepac contributed to 53 Democratic candidates and 50 Republicans in the 2006 election cycle, federal records show. In California, Bracepac donations went mostly to Democrats, although the political action committee also contributed $2,500 to Pombo and $3,500 to Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands (San...
  • Lobbyist linked to Abramoff case resigns from law firm

    04/16/2007 6:11:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 230+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/16/07 | Erica Werner - ap
    A lobbyist tied to the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal has resigned from the law firm where he worked, company officials said Monday. Kevin Ring worked with Abramoff until early 2005 and previously was an aide to California GOP Rep. John Doolittle, whose ties to the convicted GOP lobbyist are under investigation in the ongoing corruption probe. Ring resigned effective last Friday from Barnes & Thornburg LLP, said managing partner Alan A. Levin. Ring joined Barnes & Thornburg after leaving Abramoff's firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Barnes & Thornburg is based in Indianapolis and has offices throughout the Midwest and in Washington....
  • 4 dead, including gunman, in downtown shooting (Chicago)

    12/08/2006 8:50:06 PM PST · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 2,353+ views
    ChicagoTrub ^ | 12-8-06
    4 dead, including gunman, in downtown shooting; Metra running again Four people, including the gunman, have died after a shooting at a skyscraper west of Chicago's Loop, police said tonight. The shooting at 500 W. Madison St., which includes the Ogilvie Transportation Center. (snip) Police Supt. Phil Cline said the dead included the gunman and three others. An additional person was wounded. Cline said the gunman, a male who has not yet been identified, wanted to see a specific person when he entered a law firm on the 38th floor of the Citigroup Center office tower shortly before 3:15 p.m....
  • Midwest Oil fined for selling gas too cheaply

    02/24/2006 9:23:20 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 3,852+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | February 24, 2006 | Tom Ford,
    The state imposed a $140,000 penalty for what it called "willful, continuing, and egregious" violations of the price law... The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price. The fine against Midwest Oil of Minnesota is twice as large as any imposed on a company since 2001, when the state established a formula based on wholesale prices, fees and taxes to determine a daily floor for gas prices. Kevin Murphy, deputy commissioner of the department, called the violations "willful, continuing, and egregious and warrant...
  • The Harry Reid Connection – and you thought Abramoff was bad?

    01/31/2006 4:36:17 PM PST · by kokonut · 11 replies · 386+ views
    Sen. Harry Reid's famous words regarding the Abramoff scandal with Jim Lehrer's Online Hour on January 18, 2006: "Think about this, the "pay and play" program. You as a lobbyist, you pay, and we Republicans will take care of you legislatively. That's why it hasn't come to the forefront. The arrogance of power, the culture of corruption has not come to the attention of the American public as it has the past several months." And then we have this (be sure to download this, good for one day until 4pm tomorrow) that came out today produced by the Los Angeles...
  • CA: Attorneys aim to thwart governor - San Leandro law firm fights fiscal overhaul

    02/21/2005 10:34:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/21/05 | Matt O'Brien
    SAN LEANDRO — A battle is brewing in Sacramento this year, and left-leaning lawyer Robin Johansen has drawn her lines in the sand. She's not the only one. Less than two months into what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger promises will be "the year of reform," at least 71 proposed state-wide ballot initiatives are already pending at the state attorney general's office. Johansen said she is knee-deep in working on about 15 ballot propositions intended to thwart some of the governor's proposed fiscal overhauls. Her San Leandro firm, Remcho, Johansen, & Purcell, has officially filed about five so far. "It's just a...
  • Freddy's Back!

    05/26/2004 6:05:25 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 210+ views
    FREDDY'S BACK!Fred Baron Ran John Kerry In The Senate, Now He's Running DNC?? __________________________________________________________________________"TRIAL LAWYERS ON BOARD: Fred Baron, longtime Democratic fundraiser, former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, named co-chair of 'Kerry Victory '04' by DNC…" ('s "Noted Now," 5/24/04)BARON SAID TRIAL LAWYERS RAN SENATE Fred Baron Quipped About Power Of Trial Lawyers In Senate: "Lastly, there is another reason [a legislative solution to the asbestos litigation crisis] won't happen. I picked up my Wall Street Journal last night . . . and what did I learn? 'The plaintiffs' bar is all but running the Senate.'...