Monday, August 10, 2009

Plano schools reach undisclosed settlement with custodian over employment lawsuit

PLANO - After the EEOC spent more than a year looking into the matter, Johnson's attorneys requested the case be closed this year so they could pursue their own lawsuit against the school district and Carino, said Weinberg Law Firm, Plano Employment Lawyer.

In his lawsuit, Johnson was seeking $1.5 million in compensatory damages from the district and $3.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages from Carino.

It is not clear what Johnson received in the settlement because he is signing a non-disclosure agreement this week, Kelly said.

Deciding Donte' Stallworth's LA DUI penalty

But Stallworth has taken full responsibility for his actions, even in the minutes after he hit Reyes, when he called 911 and reported the accident in a distressed voice. Vick lied as long as he could get away with it. Stallworth made a horrible mistake, while Vick willingly entered into a criminal enterprise. Stallworth's error had a callous quality, but it was no different from every other DUI culprit's disrespect for the well-being of others, said Michael Bialys, LA DUI defense lawyer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New York Lawyers File Wrongful Death Action

John Q. Kelly, New York wrongful death attorney.

Will Obama Keep His Promise to Federal Whistleblowers?

Bunnatine "Bunny" Greenhouse, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers whistleblower lawyer Los Angeles, alleged the Halliburton contracting firm illegally obtained billions in government contracts related to its operations in Iraq during the Iraq War. Greenhouse told members of Congress the Halliburton contracts were "the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career." She was later demoted and had her security clearance revoked. Greenhouse refused to resign and is now focused on a stronger federal protection for whistleblowers.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chicago Business Corus Bankshares Inc. on cusp of crisis

FDIC may seize 'critically undercapitalized' Chicago-based lender
By Becky Yerak | Tribune reporter
August 2, 2009

"My guess is that the swirl of uncertainty and pending litigation make this a relatively unattractive property in Corus' portfolio from the standpoint of potential bidders, assuming it goes to auction," said Chicago small business lawyer, a Chicago lawyer representing the currently nine named plaintiffs. Any entity that assumes Corus' loan will need to make good on "broken promises made to buyers during the South Florida real estate boom."

Even Corus' deposits are not all that attractive.

Ex-Bills star Smith convicted of DUI

Friday, July 10, 2009
By Larry O'Dell, The Associated Press

Smith also was convicted of speeding and refusing to take an alcohol breath test. Judge Teresa McCrimmon gave Smith a 90-day suspended jail term and fined him $350 for DUI. She also suspended his driver's license for a year for refusing the breath test and fined him $90 for speeding.

The appeal is scheduled less than three weeks after Smith's Aug. 7 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Smith, 46, ended a 19-year career with the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins as the NFL's all-time sacks leader. The defensive lineman played in 11 Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro selection nine times before retiring after the 2003 season.

Cardon said during the trial that 11 knee surgeries during Smith's career made it difficult to complete sobriety tests that included walking a straight line heel-to-toe and standing for 30 seconds on one leg. Smith was stopped on Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach in May.

Smith, 46, could be heard telling Officer Bryan Womble about the operations in a videotape of the arrest, recorded by a camera mounted in the unmarked patrol car. "I'm a former athlete," Smith told Womble.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

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