Monday, August 10, 2009

Dallas Lawsuits Question Labor Demands of Email and Cellphones

Last month, three current and former employees sued T-Mobile USA Inc., claiming they were required to use company-issued smart phones to respond to work messages after hours without pay, said Weinberg Law Firm, Labor Lawyer Dallas.

In a March suit, a former CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. maintenance worker seeks pay for time spent after hours receiving and responding to messages on a work-issued cellphone.

Lohan Gets 1 Day in Jail on Los Angeles DUI Plea

"No matter what I said when I was under the influence on the day I was arrested, I am not blaming anyone else for my conduct other than myself. I thank God I did not injure others. I easily could have," Lohan's statement went on, said Michael Bialys, Los Angeles DUI lawyer.

Lohan was charged earlier in the day with seven misdemeanors stemming from two drunken-driving arrests in the last four months. More serious felony drug charges were not filed, prosecutors said, because tests showed there wasn't enough cocaine on her to warrant them.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Family of New York Woman Killed in Truck Crash Settles Lawsuit for $16 Million

The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the husband, children and parents of Rhonda Henson. On September 11, 2008, oil field equipment fell off a tractor-trailer owned and operated by Pioneer Drilling Services, Ltd., a division of Pioneer Drilling Co., on FM 157 in North Texas, crushing Mrs. Henson's vehicle and causing her death.

According to the Venus Police Department's report, the driver of the semi-truck, 21-year old Daniel Armstrong, failed to control his speed and the truck's load was not properly secured. Plaintiffs' investigation and sworn testimony revealed that Armstrong was not legally qualified to drive the Pioneer Drilling Co. truck on the day of the accident and that documents in his driver qualification files were fabricated, falsified and backdated by Pioneer employees after the accident, said John Q. Kelly, a New York catastrophic injury lawyer.

Planned Parenthood fraud case appealed

The qui tam lawyer Los Angeles dismissed the case, agreeing with technical arguments brought forward by the abortion business regarding the disclosure of the allegations, among other issues.
The ACLJ is representing the former worker who alleged under the federal False Claims Act that the business illegally marked up the alleged cost of various birth control drugs when seeking taxpayer reimbursement. The whistleblower alleged the result was tens of millions of dollars in overbilling – for the benefit of the abortion business and at the cost to taxpayers.

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

Wilbur Ross of WL Ross & Co., one of the BankUnited investors, said in a letter to the FDIC: "The substance of the financial proposals is to impose such discriminatory burdens that private capital will no longer bid in the FDIC auctions of failed banks."

Chicago business attorney believes that the FDIC eventually will create a structure welcoming to private capital in the bidding for failed banks, and that's a good thing. He doesn't want "a bunch of cowboy private-equity firms to pull off a bad deal and get into trouble." If that happens, he said it would close off bank deals for "good private-equity investors and managers in the future."

Kanas in 2006 sold his North Fork Bancorporation and then re-emerged in May to lead a private-equity consortium that invested $900 million into the collapsed $12.8 billion-asset BankUnited in Coral Gables, Fla., in an FDIC-assisted deal.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Police planning major DUI crackdown

It will be set up on just one night at a single, undisclosed location, and will be dedicated to the memory of state police Cpl. Joseph R. Pokorny, who was shot and killed Dec. 12, 2005, while on duty on the Parkway West.

During the same period, as part of national Impairment Awareness Week, several local DUI task forces are planning smaller checkpoints in the region.

"We realize it's Halloween, but with the year-end holidays coming up, police want to send a message to the public that they'll be out there watching for impaired drivers," said Cathy Tress of the Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association.

"Driving in Pennsylvania is a privilege, not a right. Consequently, drivers have a responsibility to themselves, their passengers and other people who are sharing the road."

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Friday, July 31, 2009

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