Monday, August 10, 2009

Dallas based Valero Cheats Workers Out of Wages with Labor Practices

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Lohan Gets 1 Day in Jail on Los Angeles DUI Plea

The judge sentenced Lohan to 96 hours in jail, the mandatory minimum for a second drunken-driving offense. Lohan was given credit for 24 hours already served, and she elected to complete 10 days of community service instead of 48 hours behind bars _ an option available to all two-time DUI offenders. She still must serve the balance of her sentence _ 24 hours _ in city or county jail, Meyers said, said Michael Bialys, Los Angeles DUI lawyer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Porch catastrophic injury: New York says it's up to you

Murphy also represents nine families affected by the Lincoln Park collapse in wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits against building owner L.G. Properties. The cases are collectively inching toward a settlement.

That tragedy led to the adoption of one of the nation's strictest building codes for newly constructed porches and prompted inspectors and city attorneys to step up scrutiny of building owners who ignored porch hazards for years, said John Q. Kelly, a New York catastrophic injury lawyer.

Planned Parenthood fraud case appealed

The overbilling reportedly came to light during a state audit of Planned Parenthood several years ago. The PP president, Mark Salo, had notified branches about an audit plan and Martha Swiller of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles told staff members, "This is bad," the qui tam lawyer Los Angeles said.

Ultimately, audit reports said the abortion business failed to comply with published billing requirements and a state letter set the loss for one situation alone at $5 million plus.

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, owed $108.2 million for that 2006 loan and bogged down by other condominium construction and conversion credits gone bad, has told investors that its auditor has warned that the bank could fail. A June 18 deadline imposed by regulators for Corus to raise capital has long passed, and many believe it's only a matter of time before the Chicago business attorney seizes the lender, which on Friday warned that it was "critically undercapitalized."

But a major hurdle for the federal regulator is that $7.07 billion-asset Corus, with only 14 offices in the Chicago area, has operated more like a real estate investment company than a traditional bank.

Turnpike crash victim was facing DUI trial

Her son, who was strapped in a safety seat, suffered only minor injuries. He was alert and speaking with police at the scene during the rescue before he and his mother were taken to Forbes Regional.

The boy was transferred by helicopter to Pittsburgh DUI Children's Hospital and later discharged, said a hospital spokeswoman.

The eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike were closed Tuesday night near the Monroeville exit until about 5 a.m. yesterday, police said.

According to county court records, Ms. Baker was arrested twice this year -- in May and June -- on charges of driving under the influence of psychotropic prescription drugs.

She had been free on her own recognizance of DUI, pending trial.

Records also show she was arrested in April 2007 in Springdale Township, and in November 2005 in York, Pa., on similar counts.

Charges were dismissed in both cases by magisterial district judges, according to court records.

On Tuesday night, Ms. Baker drove head-on into the path of an eastbound tractor-trailer truck driven in the left-hand lane by Patrick H. Miller, 63, of South Euclid, Ohio.

Mr. Miller, who was transporting furniture to Maryland while DUI, said a pickup truck that was driving ahead of him swerved suddenly to the right lane, revealing Ms. Baker's car. He said he was unable to move out of the car's way because an 18-wheeler was to his right and the concrete divider was to his left.

"There was nothing I can do," he said.

Ms. Baker's car careened into the path of a second truck, driven in the right-hand lane by James A. Balmer, 60, of Port Orange, Fla.

Neither truck driver was injured by the DUI crash, police said.

"It's very difficult to figure out what this woman did to get on the wrong side," said Bill Capone, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

"There's no physical barrier to stop people from crossing over at the interchange," he said.

The area remains free of barriers because motorists and police frequently use the interchange area as a turn-around.

Mr. Capone said signs are posted in a number of places at the interchanges to guide motorists to safe, proper routes.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

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