Month: July 2014

11th Circuit OKs $67M verdict against bank in case linked to ex-law firm chief’s $1.2B fraud

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/11th_circuit_oks_67m_... 11th Circuit OKs $67M verdict against bank in case linked to ex-law firm chief's $1.2B fraud A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Tuesday affirmed a $67 million jury award to investors fleeced by now-disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein. Rejecting arguments that a federal district judge shouldn't have let a former Toronto-Dominion bank executive testify at a civil damages... [...]

Shared Parental Responsibility and Co-Parenting

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http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/2011/04/shared-parental-respon... Shared Parental Responsibility and Co-Parenting When minor children are involved in a divorce, a divorce-reality that is difficult for many people to understand and accept is the concept of shared parental responsibility. Parental responsibility refers to the authority of a parent to make decisions regarding their child’s education, health care, religion, and any other... [...]

Office manager accused of stealing over $100K in client payments

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/office_manager_accuse... Office manager accused of stealing over $100K in client payments An office manager for a small Florida law firm is accused of stealing over $100,000 in cash receipts from clients that she was supposed to deposit in the unidentified Sebring firm's trust account but allegedly didn't. Kathryn Barnes Avirett, 38, was questioned several months ago by the lawyer for whom she... [...]

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M in actual-malice defamation trial over best-selling memoir

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/jesse_ventura_wins_1.... Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M in actual-malice defamation trial over best-selling memoir Jesse Ventura said it wasn't about the money, but he has nonetheless won what many would consider big bucks. After five days of deliberation, a federal jury in Minnesota on Tuesday awarded $1.8 million to the former state governor in a defamation case over a best-selling memoir by a... [...]

Man run over by own truck, charged with DUI after alleged road-rage incident

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/man_run_over_by_own_t... Man run over by own truck, charged with DUI after alleged road-rage incident In a double whammy for a man allegedly involved in a road rage incident Tuesday evening, police in Gainesville, Florida, said Joseph H. Carl, 48, was charged with drunken-driving after being run over by his own pickup truck. The incident was sparked when Carl rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a... [...]