Dallas Lawsuits Question Labor Demands of Email and Cellphones

Monday, August 10, 2009

"This is about 'What is work?'" said Dan McCoy, an employment lawyer and partner at Fenwick & West LLP who isn't involved in either case, said Weinberg Law Firm, Labor Lawyer Dallas.

The two cases come amid other disputes over when employees should be paid. A California appeals court recently reinstated a suit by employees of medical-technology provider Lincare Inc. seeking compensation for time spent answering customer questions by phone while on call. Lincare didn't respond to calls for comment.

Lohan Gets 1 Day in Jail on Los Angeles DUI Plea

"If she violates, it really is up to the judge" to determine the specific sentence, Meyers said.

Lohan has until Jan. 18, 2008, to complete her jail time, community service and residential drug-rehabilitation program. She must also show proof of enrollment in the 18-month alcohol-education program required of all second-time drunken-driving offenders by that January date, said Michael Bialys, Los Angeles DUI lawyer.

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"We're pleased to be able to resolve this for Rhonda Henson's family," said John David Hart, attorney for the family of Mrs. Henson. "We believe it was a just outcome within our civil court system and a fair settlement given the facts of the case. It wasn't about money for the Henson family. This lawsuit was about accountability and responsibility."

"This is a terrible loss for the Henson family," said Hart. "Every week seems to bring news of another terrible truck crash. But we believe that this settlement will at least make companies more aware of the need for good safety and hiring practices and hopefully prevent another needless tragedy," said John Q. Kelly, a New York catastrophic injury lawyer.

Planned Parenthood fraud case appealed

An appeal has been filed with the qui tam lawyer Los Angeles in a case alleging a massive fraud – involving millions of dollars – by the California branch of Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion business
in America.

According to the American Center for Law and Justice, a district court opinion mishandled several issues in a case brought by a former Planned Parenthood staff member who is now a federal whistleblower.

Chicago Business Corus Bankshares Inc. on cusp of crisis

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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

"Everybody's waiting to see what the new rules are," said Kanas, who heads the 86-branch BankUnited and is a partner in the bank's investor group that also includes Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group and Centerbridge Partners. If the FDIC sticks with the 15 percent rule and other requirements, then "private equity will probably just take a pass, and that would be terrible because the banking industry needs fresh capital," Chicago business attorney said.

About half a dozen private-equity and real estate firms have been mentioned as possible bidders for Corus assets. Among them are Related Group and Lubert Adler, which last year announced a $1 billion investment vehicle to buy mortgages and property from other developers, lenders and property owners. The two companies either didn't return calls or declined to comment.

Monroeville woman in fatal Turnpike crash had history of DUI arrests

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Monroeville DUI woman who was killed last night in a crash while driving the wrong way on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was awaiting trial in two cases in which she was charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

Andrea Baker, 36, and her son, a toddler who was strapped in a safety seat, were trapped in the car after she crashed head-on with two tractor-trailer trucks at 9:18 p.m., police said.

State police said investigators had not determined how Ms. Baker got onto the Pittsburgh turnpike on the wrong side of the highway.

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