Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyers_for_aaron_her… Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web Lawyers for football star Aaron Hernandez are asking a Massachusetts judge overseeing his first-degree murder case to “take prompt action” to prevent Internet broadcasts of court chats between the former New England Patriots tight end and his legal counsel. Contending that one such conversation was already broadcast Continue Reading...

When Should a Court Impute Income to an Unemployed Spouse?

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Florida_Divorce/2014/Jun… When Should a Court Impute Income to an Unemployed Spouse? Imputation of income to a spouse is very fact intensive. When a court decides to impute income to a spouse, they do so on a case by case basis. Your case might be very different from another case that is in front of the judge. A recent case in Continue Reading...

$23.6B in punitives awarded to smoker’s widow; tobacco lawyer says ‘runaway verdict’ won’t stand

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/23.6b_punitive_verdic… $23.6B in punitives awarded to smoker’s widow; tobacco lawyer says ‘runaway verdict’ won’t stand Jurors in Florida awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages on Friday to a Pensacola widow whose chain-smoking husband died of lung cancer. Lawyers representing the widow, Cynthia Robinson, had argued that defendant R. J. Reynolds had deliberately concealed the health hazards of smoking. Robinson’s husband, Continue Reading...

John Wayne’s heirs sue Duke University

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/john_waynes_heirs_sue… John Wayne’s heirs sue Duke University John Wayne’s descendants are taking Duke University to court over the trademark rights to the word “Duke.” John Wayne Enterprises (a company run by Wayne’s heirs) has filed suit in federal district court in Santa Ana, California, requesting a declaratory judgment that they can use the word “Duke” without infringing on the university’s Continue Reading...

Takeda, Eli Lilly Seeking New Trial after $9 Billion Actos Verdict

http://www.foryourprotection.com/2014/07/takeda_eli_lilly_tr… Takeda, Eli Lilly Seeking New Trial after $9 Billion Actos Verdict  In what can be described as a less-than-surprising move, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly are trying to get either a $9 Billion Actos judgment against them reversed or if that doesn’t work, they are seeking a new trial in the landmark case. In April, a Louisiana federal agreed Continue Reading...

Two plead guilty to money laundering through jewelry business

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition… Two plead guilty to money laundering through jewelry business   Two Lauderdale-by-the-Sea residents pleaded guilty for laundering money to Mexico through a supposed jewelry business.Natalie Ladin, 62, and Jed Ladin, 66, could face up to 20 years in prison after each pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.  Located in Hallandale Beach, their company was Continue Reading...

Ex-bank exec is latest to face criminal case linked to ex-lawyer’s $1.2B scheme; victims to get $50M

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/banker_is_latest_defe… Ex-bank exec is latest to face criminal case linked to ex-lawyer’s $1.2B scheme; victims to get $50M A former South Florida bank president convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to probation decades ago is the latest individual charged—and expected to take a plea—in a federal criminal case linked to a swindle of at least $1.2 billion by now-imprisoned former Continue Reading...

Spaid v. Integon Indemnity Corp. – Ambiguous Auto Insurance Policies

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/07/spaid-v-i… Spaid v. Integon Indemnity Corp. – Ambiguous Auto Insurance Policies  One tactic is deployed before the crash even happens. Insurers draft policies with a host of loopholes and verbose exceptions that allow them to deny coverage on a variety of different grounds. However, as the recent ruling by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal in Spaid v. Integon Indemnity Continue Reading...

Client’s wish for death penalty doesn’t justify defense lawyer’s withdrawal, Fla. supreme court says

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/clients_wish_for_deat… Client’s wish for death penalty doesn’t justify defense lawyer’s withdrawal, Fla. supreme court says The Florida Supreme Court has refused a defense lawyer’s request to withdraw from the appeals of a client who wants to argue in favor of his death sentence. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in a 4-3 opinion (PDF) last Thursday, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Lawyer Continue Reading...

What will the Court do if my Child has Special Needs?

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Florida_Divorce/2014/Jul… What will the Court do if my Child has Special Needs? In general, trial court are given the specific task of determining what ultimately is in the child’s best interests. This definitely includes taking any special needs into consideration. Judges have great leeway in determining what, they think, is in the child’s best interests after hearing all evidence regarding Continue Reading...
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