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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.”
  • Rick Perry and the plaintiffs' bar (candidate most hated and feared by lawyers)

    08/22/2011 6:21:30 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    America’s trial lawyers are getting ready to make the case against one of their biggest targets in years: Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred – and fear – as Perry, an avowed opponent of the plaintiffs’ bar who has presided over several rounds of tort reform as governor. And if Perry ends up as the Republican nominee for president, deep-pocketed trial lawyers intend to play a central role in the campaign to defeat him.
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Lawyers for maid in Strauss Kahn scandal expect charges to be dropped as case collapses

    08/21/2011 12:00:29 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:03 AM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    The prosecutors in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal will meet the hotel maid accusing the former IMF chief of sexual assault on Monday, in a sign the case may be headed for dismissal. Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer for the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, said the Manhattan district attorney's office requested in a letter that Diallo meet with them at 3 p.m. The letter also said that, if she failed to appear, prosecutors would assume she was not interested in discussing the case, Wigdor said. 'This is just another piece of evidence demonstrating what may be the ultimate outcome of this case,' Wigdor...
  • Thanks for the doctors, New York (NY docs leaving for Texas due to Tort reform)

    08/17/2011 3:46:38 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2011 | JOSEPH M. NIXON
    Dr. Jackelinne Pilar Villalobos was one of Brooklyn’s few female English and Spanish-speaking obstetricians. She loved the city and her patients, and never wanted to leave -- but 18 months ago, she moved to Houston, where we’re delighted to have her. Villalobos’ journey to Texas began in 2003, when our Legislature reformed Texas’ legal system -- including sweeping medical-malpractice reforms. Back then, doctors in New York and Texas were paying about the same for medical-liability insurance. In Villalobos’ case, it was more than $100,000. But under the Texas reforms, rates immediately began to fall -- 15 percent in the first...
  • American Bar Association urges Congress to reject birthright law (lawyers for illegals?)

    08/15/2011 8:56:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Brandon Sun ^ | 8/09/11
    American Bar Association urges Congress to reject birthright lawBy: The Associated Press 9/08/2011 11:02 AM TORONTO - The American Bar Association passed a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to reject any changes to the constitution that would eliminate automatic citizenship for anyone born in the United States. **SNIP** Some Republican legislators have called for legislation to repeal birthright citizenship and have proposed a constitutional amendment. Outgoing American Bar Association president Stephen Zack says racism is underlying the call to change the constitution. Zack, the first ABA president of Hispanic origin, says it was important statement by the American Bar Association...
  • Charlie Crist's New Job

    07/22/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by hecht · 6 replies
  • Casey Anthony: TV's attorneys answer Cheney Mason's criticism

    07/08/2011 11:06:42 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8 July 2011 | Hal Boedeker
    Defense attorney Cheney Mason told everyone how he felt about the Casey Anthony coverage. Then he gestured to show his disapproval. I think the gesture will probably last longer than his lecture about the media. Mason later told the middle-finger salute was for “a guy from a radio station who has been stalking my team for months.” What was behind Mason’s anger after Anthony’s acquittal? I gained insights from Geraldo Rivera of Fox News Channel. Rivera, a friend of defense attorney Jose Baez, complained about how Baez had been treated by local attorneys on television. “There’s a big difference...
  • Salaries Plunge for Lawyers; Unemployment Still High

    07/08/2011 8:24:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | July 8, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    An NALP study finds Law School Class of 2010 Starting Pay Fell 20% as Jobs ErodedStarting salaries for last year’s U.S. law school graduates plummeted 20 percent as private practice jobs eroded, according to a report by the National Association for Law Placement. The national median starting salary at law firms dropped to $104,000 from $130,000 in 2009, reflecting a shift in the distribution of jobs and salary adjustments at some firms, the NALP said today. The report cited information submitted by 192 laws schools and covering 93 percent of 2010 graduates. Aggregate starting salaries fell because graduates found fewer jobs...
  • National retail stores in California hit with wave of lawsuits over seats for employees

    06/20/2011 12:01:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ap ^ | June 19, 2011
    Trial attorneys use obscure labor law that sees retailers facing millions in damages. Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one — if they can find a chair. Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide “suitable seating” for cashiers and other employees who are expected to spend most of their work day on their feet. Enterprising trial attorneys by the dozen are using an obscure California labor law requiring retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Target to have enough seats on hand for their workers.
  • Traveling evangelist Bethel arrested in Tenn.

    06/06/2011 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 14 replies
    Daily Comet ^ | June 6, 2011 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A traveling evangelist who has sometimes aligned with Westboro Baptist Church has been jailed in Tennessee on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.</p> <p>Nashville police Sgt. Robert Haught told WSMV-TV in Nashville that 48-year-old Glynis Bethel, who is associated with Twenty-First Century House of God in Loxley, Ala., pepper sprayed him in the face as he tried to stop her from leaving a scene Saturday.</p>
  • John Edwards, the man who would be president, instead philanderer and now criminal?

    06/03/2011 10:03:02 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 13 replies
    How the mighty have fallen. We read that somewhere. And right here in our midst an example: John Edwards, the lawyer who made a fortune playing a good guy fighting big bad guys. He wanted to be president and tried twice. He wanted to be a husband and father – then cheated on his wife even as she suffered from cancer and got his girl friend pregnant, then said it was someone else’s child. Whatta guy . . .
  • Prison rejects ACLU backlash by refusing to back down on porn for inmates

    06/02/2011 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:47 PM on 2nd June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit so that prisoners at a South Carolina jail can have access to pornographic-type material. Lawyers defending the religious freedom lawsuit against the Berkeley County Jail in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, said that the inmates were not allowed to have any reading materials apart from the bible.
  • Rescue Policy Changed After Alameda Drowning (Firemen watch man drown)

    06/01/2011 5:55:51 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | June 1, 2011 | R.J. Middleton
    When a fully clothed, apparently suicidal man walked into the San Francisco Bay from Shoreline Drive, in Alamdea County, all the would-be rescuers could do was watch. For about an hour. Why their boots stayed dry is a matter of debate Wednesday, the day after 57-year-old Raymond Zack was pronounced dead at an Alameda County hospital. The water's depth and temperature may have played a role. As did budget cuts. The Alameda Fire Department's water rescue program was discontinued in 2009 because of budget cuts. "(The) Alameda Fire Department does not currently have, and is not certified, in land-based water...
  • Controversial Westboro Baptist Church Plans Protest in Joplin

    05/26/2011 10:36:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    KSPR ^ | May 26, 2011
    Church members plan to protest when President Obama visits tornado victimsThe controversial Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest President Obama's visit to Joplin, Missouri Sunday. On its website, the church writes, "Thank God for 125 dead in Joplin." Church members claim Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has attacked them by promoting laws banning them from protesting at soldiers' funerals.
  • Lawyer of Peshawar high court called for General Body meeting against the U.S operation in Pakistan.

    05/08/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    own ^ | 8 may 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 8 May 2011, more then 85 senior lawyer of Peshawar high court rise voice against us operation in abboat abad and they called for general body meeting of Peshawar high court bar association. According to the General Secretary of Peshawar high court Amin Ur Rehman khan he received the application of member’s lawyers of Peshawar high court, which signed more then 85 member’s lawyer. In which they demand that US operation in Pakistani area with out Pakistani recommendations is illegal and lawyer want to discuss the issue in Peshawar High Court Bar general body meeting. In application lawyer has...
  • ‘Here’s to al-Qaeda’

    04/30/2011 11:16:30 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Nearly 20 years ago, I asked the late William Kunstler about his philosophy of lawyering. A flamboyant leftist who proudly represented jihadists just as he proudly represented many other anti-American radicals, Bill succinctly replied, “Everybody’s entitled to a lawyer, but nobody’s entitled to me!” When speaking with him outside the lines of litigation, I was always beguiled by the aging rogue’s lack of pretense. Kunstler maintained that attorneys are under no obligation to take on every client who walks in the door. Once you took a case, though, it was your duty to give it your all. And because giving...
  • Fallout: The state of Virginia drops the law firm that dropped the House’s DOMA case

    04/29/2011 3:48:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies
    WORLD ^ | 4/29/11 | Emily Belz
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli dropped the state’s business with King & Spaulding after the Atlanta-based law firm dropped the U.S. House of Representatives’ case defending the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week. Cuccinelli told the firm in a biting letter Wednesday that he did not object to working with law firms who defend objectionable people or causes, like the firm’s work defending terrorist suspects. But he said the firm’s unprofessional behavior—taking the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case and then dropping it after coming under pressure from gay rights groups—was the cause for his decision to terminate its...
  • DUI lawyer sues strip club after he gets drunk and spends $19k in ONE night

    04/29/2011 11:12:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies · 1+ views ^ | 04/29/2011 | n/a
    He specialises in DUI offences and boasts in a TV advert that he was going to traffic court when rival lawyers were 'still in diapers'. But Mark Gold's sense of judgement seems to have deserted him when he spent $18,930 in one night at a strip joint in Miami. Now the 56-year-old attorney is taking the Gold Rush club to court, saying he was so drunk staff should have stopped serving him. The lawsuit, filed at Miami-Dade County Court, makes no mention of how the enormous bill was racked up - or how many lap dances he may have bought....
  • Did Obama really spend millions to hide his birth certificate?

    04/28/2011 6:21:13 AM PDT · by MsLady · 34 replies
    April 28, 2011 | MsLady
    I need links of stories about this issue. Or any proof. I haven't been confronted by anyone YET. But, I honestly can't remember actually reading about Obama spending loads of money trying to hide his birth certificate, from a reliable source.
  • Arab Lawyers Arrested as Agents for Terror

    04/20/2011 3:41:05 PM PDT · by Karliner · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva, INN News ^ | April 20 2011 16 Nisan,5771 | Gavriel Queenann
    Suhir Ayoub, an Arab-Israeli attorney in Akko, was indicted by the Jerusalem District Attorney's office for serving as a go-between for members of the Mahajat El Quds terror organization incarcerated in Israel's prisons and their leader, Abu Hamza, in Gaza. The Mahajat El Quds organization is closely linked to the Islamic Jihad. According to the indictment Ayoub was retained by A’amar A’ashur Abu Hamza, a Mahajat El Quds member, to pass on information to the group’s members serving sentences in Israeli prisons. According to the indictment Suhir gained access to the prisoners on two occasions in February and April under...
  • Tax Study: Scientists More Likely to Cheat Than Lawyers

    04/17/2011 5:12:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Time ^ | 04/17/2011 | Stephen Gandel
    The butcher. The baker. The Candlestick maker. They are not just three guys in a tub. They're probably tax cheats. Tax day comes three days late in 2011 on Monday, April 18th, instead of April 15th. But even after the deadline to file your taxes comes and goes, there will be hundreds of thousand of Americans who haven't fully paid what they owe to Uncle Sam. The annual tax gap is estimated at about $350 billion. That's the difference between what is owed in taxes every year and what gets paid on time. So who isn't paying? Scientists, it appears....
  • Wal-Mart sex bias case tests merits of class actions

    03/29/2011 3:47:37 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 19 replies
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ^ | March 28, 2011 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — Christine Kwapnoski hasn't done too badly in nearly 25 years in the Wal-Mart family, making more than $60,000 a year in a job she enjoys most days. But Kwapnoski said she faced obstacles at Wal-Mart-owned Sam's Club stores in both Missouri and California: Men making more than women and getting promoted faster. [SNIP] The 46-year-old single mother of two is one of the named plaintiffs in a suit that will be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. At stake is whether the suit can go forward as a class action that could involve 500,000 to 1.6...
  • Obama-Holder's latest punish-Whitey move

    03/14/2011 10:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 15, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    Considering the disastrous effect we are witnessing because of the election of an unqualified person as president, who then appoints an even more unqualified individual as attorney general – do we now really want our communities patrolled and protected by unqualified, barely-able-to-tie-their-own-shoestrings police officers? That's exactly what's happening in the Dayton, Ohio, Police Department – and it is happening under the directive of Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice. Obama was to be America's post-racial president, and yet, he has, from the beginning, shown his eagerness to be the polar opposite. Race has led the way in Obama's administration...
  • DRUDGE HEADLINE: The Pope must die, says Muslim

    09/18/2006 3:28:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies · 2,158+ views
    Drudge/ThisIsLondon ^ | 9/18/2006 | ThisIsLondon
    A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution. Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be "subject to capital punishment". His remarks came during a protest outside Westminster Cathedral on a day that worldwide anger among Muslim hardliners towards Pope Benedict XVI appeared to deepen. The pontiff yesterday apologised for causing offence during a lecture last week. Quoting a medieval emperor, his words were taken to mean that he called the prophet Mohammed "evil and inhuman". He insisted he was "deeply sorry" but his humbling words did not go far enough...
  • Diana West: Appeasing jihadists [anniversary of 7/7]

    07/11/2006 8:49:31 AM PDT · by Tolik · 17 replies · 927+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2006 | Diana West
    Just in time for the one-year anniversary of 7/7, a poll conducted for The Times of London indicates that 13 percent of British Muslims believe that the four Islamic suicide bombers who murdered 52 people in London last July should be regarded as "martyrs."With a Muslim population in Britain estimated at 1.6 million, this means that some 208,000 British Muslims regard these killers with what can only be described as a worshipful attitude, which is despicable. But Mother England, it seems, is home to an awful lot of despicable people. One of them, surely, is Anjem Choudary, who made related...
  • Bar Association Executive Council Opposes State Bans on Sharia Law

    02/27/2011 2:46:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 26 February 2011 | John Semmens
    Legislation aimed at barring Islamic sharia law from being used to decide cases in state courts has been introduced in 14 states, thus far this year. The American Bar Association’s Executive Council has created a “task force” to oppose this legislation by producing “talking points that can be used to dissuade legislators from taking such action.” “There are two key issues here,” said Council spokesman Arthur Swindel. “First, there is the cultural prerogative of persons to choose which laws they wish to be subject to. Islam has a long and storied history and a legal structure that has been in...
  • Lawyered Up and Outsourced

    02/07/2011 8:38:10 PM PST · by guyshomenet
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2/7/2011 | Guy Smith
    Do we need (or deserve) the government pimping shysters? ... One can nary step over a drunk obstructing the sidewalk without landing on a lawyer laying just beyond ... In some subsegments of society, you practically have to beat them off with a stick, which upon reflection does sound like an amusing pastime. ... ... the current and blessedly temporary administration is funneling disgruntled employees into the waiting arms of the lawyers lobby, namely the American Bar Association, which sounds like a drinking society. The Department of Labor, who nobody has accused of committing the same ... ... It is...
  • Slopes behind ropes: fear of lawsuits closing great New Jersey sledding hills

    02/02/2011 7:31:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 26, 2011 | Brian Donohue
    <p>It's one of the simple, most wonderful pleasures of life: zooming down a snow-covered hill just fast enough for a touch of fear to quicken your pulse. Maybe it's a solo run. Maybe you're clinging to a loved one as you tear down the hill tandem. Surely, sledding is one of those things that makes it worth toughing it out and living in New Jersey when sunnier climes often beckon.</p>
  • Panel OKs Measure To Ban State Funds To Private Defense Lawyers (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    Panel OKs Measure To Ban State Funds To Private Defense LawyersBy Rob Moritz Updated: 10:57 am, Fri Jan 28, 2011 LITTLE ROCK - A House committee Thursday unanimously endorsed legislation that would largely relieve the state from picking up the tab for an indigent defender's private lawyer. House Bill 1104 is in response to a case in which the family of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad asked the state to pay for defending him against capital murder and other charges in the 2009 shooting death of a soldier outside a west Little Rock military recruiting station. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the...
  • Ga. woman gets $1.2 million for coffee scalding

    01/27/2011 2:21:42 PM PST · by arderkrag · 34 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | January 27 2011 | None listed
    BUFORD, Ga.— A Cobb County jury has awarded a Buford woman $1.2 million after she said she was scalded by 190-degree water that shot out of a cappuccino machine at a QuikTrip convenience store. Lawyer Nelson Tyrone III says the woman, 52-year-old Cynthia Nance, was burned on Halloween night in 2007 at a QuikTrip convenience store. Atlanta attorney Valerie Pinkett, who represented QuikTrip, said the case was settled on confidential terms after the jury's verdict. She said the machine involved has been replaced with a newer model at all QuikTrip stores. Tyrone said Nance was burned on her hand and...