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  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules against $4M attorneys fees

    12/06/2011 10:49:45 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 4 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 12-5-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that attorneys fees in a class action lawsuit against Kia Motors America were inappropriate. Kia Motors America, an automobile manufacturer, lost a class action lawsuit for breach of express warranty. The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the ...
  • Parker doctor rushed in after Reno air crash: Dr. Jonathan Apfelbaum recounts story

    11/20/2011 2:24:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Castle Rock News Press (Colorado) ^ | November 19, 2011 | Chris Michlewicz
    ...Bodies were strewn everywhere. Those who were unharmed scrambled in panic as the public address announcer attempted to calm them. That’s when Apfelbaum’s natural instinct kicked in. As an E.R. doc, Apfelbaum has seen his share of carnage. He has been among the first responders to air disasters that left no survivors. However, the aftermath of the Reno crash was unlike anything he had ever seen. Knowing that the available EMS crews would be overwhelmed, he hugged Julia, leapt over a fence and hitched a ride on a cart to get to the scene faster...
  • Settlement Reached in Gables High School Stabbing Case

    11/19/2011 5:41:39 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/18/11 | S LUQUE
    A settlement amount of $1.875 million was reached between the Miami-Dade County School Board and the family of a teen who was stabbed to death while at Coral Gables High School, according to the law firm representing the family. Andy Rodriguez, 19, faces life in prison after being found guilty on Aug. 2 of second-degree murder in the September 2009 death of 17-year-old Juan Carlos Rivera.
  • Settlement Reached in Gables High School Stabbing Case

    11/19/2011 5:41:32 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/18/11 | S LUQUE
    A settlement amount of $1.875 million was reached between the Miami-Dade County School Board and the family of a teen who was stabbed to death while at Coral Gables High School, according to the law firm representing the family. Andy Rodriguez, 19, faces life in prison after being found guilty on Aug. 2 of second-degree murder in the September 2009 death of 17-year-old Juan Carlos Rivera.
  • Scientific research influences policy and litigation

    11/14/2011 2:16:11 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 1 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 11-14-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Independent scientific research institutes whose work influences the policies of the U.S. government as well as governments abroad, also impact litigation in the states. "The information from these think tanks does bubble up," said Professor Alex Tabarrok, chair of the Economics Department at George Mason University in Virginia. And, James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Reform at the Manhattan Institute in New York, said organizations that host "research" conferences affect trial outcomes. "A lot of lawyers pay top dollar to attend these conferences," Copland said. One such organization is the Collegium Ramazzini (CR), an independent, international ...
  • Need Second Amendment Lawyer

    11/12/2011 12:01:17 PM PST · by STD · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/12/11 | Vanity
    Does anybody know of a Second Amendment lawyer who takes cases involved with restoration of gun rights to previously convicted felons?
  • Hazing Cain

    11/09/2011 9:22:04 AM PST · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | November 9, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Sharon Bialek has had an unfortunate history of mismanaged finances and multiple bankruptcies. Allred never wants her clients challenged for their sins and omissions. Sometimes, it is surreal and it borders upon the equivalent of the pot calling the kettle black. After stirring the pot, Allred frequently does not go so far as to file an actual lawsuit. On numerous other occasions, the celebrity lawyer’s lawsuits filed on behalf of her clients end up being dismissed or voluntarily withdrawn. How does Allred meet her expenses and earn legal fees in these instances? In terms of her behavior, Gloria Allred is...
  • Occupy lawyers sue to bar arrests (criminal freeloading children getting tired of it)

    11/08/2011 7:13:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/08/11
    Occupy lawyers sue to bar arrestsPublished: Nov. 8, 2011 at 7:15 AM WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing Occupy protesters in Tucson said they filed a civil rights suit in federal court, seeking a temporary ban on arrests of demonstrators. Meanwhile police and local officials across the United States and Canada grappled with potential violence as they sought to evict Occupy protesters in their cities. While Occupy protesters in Tucson solicited materials online Monday to help winterize their camp at Viente De Agosto Park, volunteer attorneys calling themselves Occupy Tucson Legal Working Group said a civil rights suit was...
  • Defense Lawyer Gets Beat Down

    11/07/2011 6:26:05 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/07/11 | Friends of Ours
    Gilles Doré, a criminal defense lawyer who in the past has represented alleged organized crime defendants including Hells Angels bikers, was viciously assaulted outside his home last Friday in Montreal, QB Canada as reported by Paul Cherry for The Gazette: "investigators have no description of the person, or people, who attacked the victim" but they "hope to be able to talk to the victim when he recovers." Representing accused criminals can be a risky business. In July 1987 legal eagle Barry Slotnick physically was attacked on a New York City sidewalk, and some speculated that it was ordered by John...
  • Women Crying ‘Sexual Harassment’ Should ‘Man Up’

    11/02/2011 10:34:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Heartland Institute's Somewhat Reasonable Blog ^ | November 2, 2011 | Maureen Martin, senior fellow for legal affairs
    The liberal media is all aflame as it torches Republican presidential contender Herman Cain over allegations he engaged in sexual harassment while he headed the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Cain evidently made some sort of comment – not a sexual one, just saying an NRA employee was a short as Cain’s wife – which the NRA employee found “offensive.” She and another NRA employee sued, or threatened to sue the NRA for sexual harassment, and the NRA settled, apparently because it was cheaper to throw a few bucks at the plaintiffs rather than pay hefty legal fees to defend itself....
  • “Foreclosure Mill” Law Firm Thinks Foreclosed Homeowners Are Hysterical

    10/29/2011 7:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Mogulite ^ | October 29, 2011 | Amy Tennery
    So the law firm that represents huge mortgage lenders like Bank of America and Citigroup decided to throw a Halloween party. And, like many an awkward office Halloween bash, the employees were encouraged to dress up. Costumes! Fun! Except not. At the offices of Steven J. Baum, things got ugly. Because apparently someone at this firm, the biggest “foreclosure mill” in the state of New York, decided it would be fun to dress up as some of the delinquent mortgage holders whom they’ve thrown out of their homes. And the Baum crew spared no stereotype. This is according to New...
  • More Regulations Only Attract More Lawsuits-Cutting Regulations Will Cut Government Litigation Cost

    10/13/2011 12:26:19 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 1 replies
    Self ^ | October 13, 2011 | Stayfree
    The U.S. government spends who knows how many billions via its own lawyers suing everybody under the sun over its own insane gazillions of regulations. And it probably spends a similar huge amount defending challenges to its huge pile of regulations. I suggest aside from saving businesses a lot of wasted money and time, we could dramatically cut the cost of government by: 1)Eliminate most of the govt. depts. and their regulations 2)Eliminate most of the govt. lawyers who enforce them
  • The Totally Meghan McCain Letter

    10/07/2011 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Anyone who has met me knows I'm totally like, no fan of 26-year-old woman Meghan McCain. I found her latest threat to sue Erick Erickson at for "illegally using her byline" on Leon Wolf's "Totally Meghan McCain" parody columns absolutely hilarious. Even better, McCain claimed the parodies, which were poorly written on purpose, could be confused with her real columns at The Daily Best. The buxom blogette tweeted: Sexist? Really? Here is part of the parody post that triggered McCain's lawsuit threat: Firstly in the first place, some people had a question about my very obvious statement, “I don’t...
  • Full Employment, for Lawyers (Being unemployed would put one in the same position as being black)

    09/28/2011 7:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2011 | The Editors
    The Obama administration has the worst employment record in modern history, but it is pressing forward boldly to create a raft of new jobs — for trial lawyers. To the existing menu of protected classes in job-discrimination cases — race, sex, physical handicap, etc. — President Obama proposes to add a new one protecting the unemployed. Which is to say, being unemployed would put one in the same position as being black or being a woman when it comes to making claims of discrimination in hiring practices. This is a bad decision for a raft of reasons, but one that...
  • Contractor gets six-year prison sentence for asbestos removal

    09/26/2011 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 17 replies
    Legal Line News ^ | 9-26-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A Rochester man has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating the Clean Air Act and making false statements to a federal inspector. Keith Gordon-Smith, 54, was also sentenced to serve three years of probation following his prison term and ordered to pay a $1,100 fine. U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa pronounced sentence on Gordon-Smith in federal court in Rochester on Wednesday. His sentence comes less than two weeks after ...
  • Money-grub 'tip' suits driving eateries out of business (New York)

    09/25/2011 10:51:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2011 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    A top restaurateur is throwing in the apron, saying he’s done with New York City because a wave of vicious lawsuits, coupled with draconian state regulations, threatens to cripple the industry. Eateries have paid out close to $30 million in settlements over wage and tip complaints in the past few years -- and that’s just from suits filed by one Manhattan lawyer, Daniel Maimon Kirschenbaum. The city’s biggest names, including Nobu, Jean Georges, Sparks and Mesa Grill, have forked over millions, and more restaurants are on the hook. The ‘21’ Club reached a tentative $2 million settlement last week in...
  • 3M claims former Clinton adviser attempted coercion

    09/09/2011 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 12 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 9-9-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A lawsuit filed against Washington D.C. lawyer Lanny Davis accuses the former Clinton Administration adviser and others of conspiring to unlawfully coerce 3M into paying tens of millions of dollars in a United Kingdom breach of contract case. The action against Davis was filed Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court for Washington D.C. Besides Davis, the defendants are his firm Lanny Davis & Associates; as well as an affiliated public relations firm, Davis & Block; Harvey Boulter of London, England, the CEO of Porton Capital; Porton Capital of England and Porton Capital Technologies, a subsidiary based in the Cayman...
  • Judge orders civility lessons for asbestos attorneys

    09/07/2011 5:32:21 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 4 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 9-6-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Delaware Superior Court Judge Peggy L. Ableman ordered two opposing lawyers in asbestos litigation to attend a mandatory civility course over the Labor Day weekend. A letter addressed to attorneys Loreta P. Rufo and David W. deBruin suggested they needed a refresher course in civility. In the Sept. 1 letter, which was posted in, Ableman wrote, "In view of the recent correspondence regarding the Anderson and Morgan trials, the Court has decided that it is necessary to ...
  • Lawyer steers car onto fresh wet cement, gets stuck

    08/21/2011 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 64 replies
    Metro[UK] ^ | 18th August, 2011 | Alfie Thomas
    A female lawyer got into a sticky situation when she attempted a U-turn and drove straight onto a bed of freshly laid wet cement in Houston, Texas. Road workers stationed in the city couldn't believe there eyes as the driver totally ignored the bright orange markers and planted all four-wheels of her £70,000 luxury Lexus square on the concrete.
  • The Guy the Sharks Fear

    08/28/2011 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Valpal1 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2011
    If you can judge a political candidate by the enemies he makes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands pretty tall. For example, the national tort-lawyer lobby is set to spend millions to try to stop the GOP presidential hopeful in his tracks. snip “among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred — and fear — as Perry.”