Monday, August 10, 2009

Plano schools reach undisclosed settlement with custodian over employment lawsuit

PLANO - "All I can do is tell you is that the matter has been resolved and I can't give any more information," Kelly said. "I think it is wise not to make any statements at this point."

Comments are being sought today from the school district, said Weinberg Law Firm, Plano Employment Lawyer.

Johnson, a black custodial aide at Isaac E. Young Middle School, said his white supervisor, Phil Carino, had hung three nooses in a shared office space between September 2006 and July 2007, according to a complaint he filed in September 2007 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Nooses are commonly seen as a racist symbol for their historical association to black lynchings.

Deciding Donte' Stallworth's LA DUI penalty

If we really believe that drunken driving is always a serious crime, then the only difference between that hypothetical player and Stallworth would be luck. Anyone who believes differently, subscribing to the theory that some people drive better than others while intoxicated, is a shameless fool, said Michael Bialys, LA DUI defense lawyer.

The fact that Stallworth served just 24 days in Florida for vehicular manslaughter after hitting 59-year-old Mario Reyes should be irrelevant to the commissioner. It isn't, because perception matters more than reality for a multibillion-dollar industry like the NFL. And too many believe that Stallworth committed the graver crime because he took a human life while Vick hurt and killed only dogs.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wrongful Death Action

John Q. Kelly, New York wrongful death attorney.

Will Obama Keep His Promise to Federal Whistleblowers?

Coleen Rowley, a former whistleblower lawyer Los Angeles turned whistleblower, went public about the bureau's alleged mishandling of the suspected terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui's case. She shed light on FBI and intelligence community issues in 2002 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, charging that the FBI's incompetence may have made the U.S. vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks. After unsuccessful attempts to warn the officials about the dangers of launching the Iraq War, Rowley stepped down from her position as a Chief Division Counsel and went back to being an FBI special agent. She retired from the agency in 2004 after 24 years of service.

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

Corus, which has 103 commercial real estate loan commitments totaling $5.37 billion, had $499.1 million in foreclosed real estate on its books as of March 31.
Chicago small business lawyer also has $2 billion in non-performing loans and $1.3 billion in "potential" problem loans.

In Ft. Lauderdale, for example, Corus and the developers of Trump International Hotel & Tower are at the center of a lawsuit seeking class-action status on behalf of those who bought condo hotel units during the preconstruction phase of the still-unfinished project.

Ex-Bills star Smith convicted of DUI

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

"I understand about your knees and everything," the officer said, adding that Smith didn't have to submit to the tests if he didn't want to.

The former Virginia Tech standout took the tests anyway, but continued to tell Womble about his bad knees.

"I know who you are. I know what you did in your career," Womble told Smith.

Smith also had trouble following Womble's hand movements with both eyes, but Cardon said that could have been caused by his client's multiple concussions or the glare of lights from traffic in the opposite lanes of the interstate.

Cardon also noted that while Womble reported a strong smell of alcohol, the officer testified that Smith's speech was not slurred and that he was cooperative. Cardon said there was insufficient evidence to convict.

But prosecutor Kristin L. Paulding said Smith's problems with the sobriety tests were not just physical -- he also had trouble following instructions. For example, Smith was told to walk nine steps and turn around, but he walked 14 and had to be told to stop.

She also noted that Smith was driving on a shoulder that was clearly marked as closed to traffic and was clocked at 73 mph in a 55 mph zone before he was pulled over. Smith told Womble he and two others had consumed a bottle and a half of wine at dinner.

The judge said there was enough evidence that Smith was impaired.

"Mr. Smith was obviously very cooperative, but he couldn't follow instructions," McCrimmon said.

Smith has had two previous DUI arrests. A 1997 conviction was later dismissed, and he was acquitted in another case in 2003. Smith's injuries were also raised as a defense in the 1997 case.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

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