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  • Candidate who didn't even vote wins Democratic nomination

    08/05/2015 7:15:42 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 19 replies
    The Journal Times.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Rogelio V. Solis
    Robert Gray of Jackson, who won the Democratic primary for governor over two candidates, Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer backed by much of the Democratic establishment and Dr. Valerie Adream Smartt Short, an obstetrician-gynecologist, is interviewed in the hallway of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Gray, a long distance truck driver, was a surprise winner, having spent virtually no money on advertisement and doing a limited amount of campaigning. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • Why Perry Won't Run for President

    07/19/2011 1:42:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    CarlParkerisms ^ | July 19, 2011 | Carl Parker
    .....Having been a watcher of Rick Perry’s career for many years, and having served with him in the Legislature, I believe that much like the leopard, his spots do not change. First of all, Perry is an opportunist; and a very lucky one at that. Perry got elected as a Democrat and switched to the Republican Party to run for Agriculture Commission after having advocated the end of that office because the incumbent had the audacity to insist that farmers reveal to farm workers what poisons they were spraying on them in the fields. Perry got elected Lt. Governor with...
  • Boy Scouts of America Found Negligent in Landmark Sex Abuse Case

    04/14/2010 2:48:20 PM PDT · by MrEdd · 35 replies · 911+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 13, 2010 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    An Oregon jury found the Boy Scouts of America and the local scout chapter negligent today in a landmark case that accused the iconic organization of covering up alleged sexual abuse of several of its boy scouts for years. The Boy Scouts of America face charges of sexual abuse by scout leaders.The nine-member jury ordered the organization to pay $1.4 million in damages, and will now move into a punitive phase that could result in the Boy Scouts of America paying a penalty that could reach $25 million. That decision is not expected for weeks. ~ Skip ~ In the...
  • Oregon jury finds Boy Scouts negligent in sex case

    04/13/2010 12:31:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,014+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 13 | WILLIAM McCALL
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jurors on Tuesday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent and awarded $1.4 million to a former Portland man who was abused by an assistant Scoutmaster in the early 1980s, following a three-week trial in which secret Scout "perversion files" were used as evidence. The jury also decided the Irving, Texas-based Scouts organization was liable for punitive damages that will be decided in a separate phase of the trial. That would be in addition to the $1.4 million. The Scouts denied allegations of negligence and said the files actually helped them keep child molesters out of...
  • Attorney (John) O'Quinn killed in car wreck

    10/29/2009 10:20:10 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies · 2,785+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2009 | DALE LEZON
    <p>Prominent Houston attorney John O'Quinn was one of two men who died this morning when their SUV slammed into a large tree on Allen Parkway after the driver apparently lost control, police said.</p> <p>"I'm stunned. The community lost one of its biggest assets," said Rick Laminack, who worked with O'Quinn from 1987 until 2006. "He was a great lawyer who shared a lot of his wealth with people who needed help."</p>
  • Uncle Sam's Human Lab Rats

    05/21/2009 9:47:44 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 351+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 16 May 2009 | Bruce Falconer
    They say government scientists messed with their minds. Now, veterans of secret psychedelic tests want answers. Their stories are a staple of conspiracy culture: broken men, suffering hallucinations and near-total amnesia, who say they are victims of secret government mind-control experiments. Think Liev Schreiber in The Manchurian Candidate or Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory. Journalists are a favorite target for the paranoid delusions of this population. So is Gordon Erspamer—and the San Francisco lawyer's latest case isn't helping him to fend off the tinfoil-hat crowd. He has filed suit against the CIA and the US Army on behalf of the...
  • EVEN BY TRIAL LAWYER STANDARDS, EDWARDS A REAL SLEAZEBAG

    08/13/2008 3:09:33 PM PDT · by Syncro · 36 replies · 323+ views
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | August 13, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    EVEN BY TRIAL LAWYER STANDARDS, EDWARDS A REAL SLEAZEBAGAugust 13, 2008 The good news: DNA testing has confirmed that John Edwards is not the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. The bad news: The father is Bill Clinton. Ha ha -- just kidding! It's almost impossible to get pregnant by having the type of sex Bill Clinton prefers. Also, by now, everyone has heard the news that Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, has refused to grant a paternity test. I wonder if Edwards knew that when he was making his chesty offer to take a paternity test? Edwards gushed to ABC's Bob...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • A New Excuse in Defense of Plaintiffs' Lawyer Misconduct Charges

    05/16/2008 7:31:29 AM PDT · by MrLegalReform · 1 replies · 71+ views
    ChamberPost ^ | 05/15/2008 | Lisa Rickard
    This seems to be the year of big-time plaintiffs’ trial lawyers facing bad behavior charges. The latest case is the Kentucky Three – wealthy trial lawyers who are now themselves on trial, accused of stealing $65 million from their clients in a diet drug settlement. During the ongoing – and increasingly bizarre – saga, a new excuse has been articulated by the defense attorney for Melbourne Mills, Jr.: the accused suffered from alcoholism, wasn’t involved in the case and therefore could not be held accountable.
  • Follow the money trail to see why Dem Congress shields trial lawyers

    05/09/2008 9:39:23 AM PDT · by MrLegalReform · 3 replies · 63+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 05/09/2008 | John Boehner
    A scandal has been emerging in the trial lawyer industry. It points to a potentially cancerous growth in our economy that is killing jobs and hampering prosperity at a time when families are being pummeled by the rising cost of living. What are Democrats in Congress planning to do about it? So far, the answer has been: nothing.
  • The Mortgage Rescue Bill... with a Trial Lawyer Earmark Thrown in

    05/08/2008 8:02:19 AM PDT · by MrLegalReform · 7 replies · 52+ views
    ChamberPost ^ | 05/08/2008 | Bryan Quigley
    Pop quiz question: Who are the victims of the recent housing crisis? A. Borrowers who signed mortgages they couldn't afford B. Owners who have seen the values of their homes plummet C. Local governments who are dealing with neighborhoods of vacant, foreclosed housing and a shrinking tax base If you chose any of the above, you are wrong. According to the latest legislation getting ready to pass the House, the answer is: D. Plaintiffs' trial lawyers.
  • Lerach sentencing shows need for congressional probe

    02/12/2008 8:33:50 AM PST · by MrLegalReform · 7 replies · 135+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 02/12/2008 | Washington Examiner
    Lerach claims kickbacks were commonplace among class-action litigators when he was practicing. "Everybody was paying plaintiffs," he said in a letter inadvertently made public by his own attorneys last week. This should trigger a wider-ranging federal investigation of the plaintiffs bar, if indeed such a probe is not already being conducted. Senate and House Democrats, many of whom in years past received multiple campaign contributions from Lerach and others at Milberg Weiss, could demonstrate a laudable independence by opening a congressional inquiry.
  • Ciresi insists Franken is not electable (MN Senate)

    02/11/2008 3:04:12 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 77+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 2/11/08 | Patrick Condon
    In the 1980s, Al Franken was cracking jokes on "Saturday Night Live." Mike Ciresi, his chief rival for the Democratic nomination for the Senate this year, was serving as general counsel to the government of India in a landmark lawsuit over a catastrophic industrial accident. A decade later, while Franken was writing books like "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot," Ciresi was leading the state of Minnesota's lawsuit against Big Tobacco, winning a $6 billion settlement. Despite his impressive resume, Ciresi finds himself trailing Franken in the Democratic contest. The comedian-turned-candidate has raised millions more, lined up the most...
  • John Edwards Talks Tough on Clinton, Limbaugh, Big Oil

    11/28/2007 9:13:00 PM PST · by writer33 · 137 replies · 226+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 11/28/07 | Chris Davis
    Bow, NH—No longer satisfied with having an upbeat tone, John Edwards is ready to draw blood on the campaign trail, flogging any opponent that gets in his way. During his campaign, he plans to punch harder, especially when addressing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh, and big oil. "Hillary continues to defend a system that does not work, that is broken, that is rigged, and is corrupt," Edwards said. “And if you think I’m going to let an emasculating woman become President of the United States, then you’re out of your mind." Critics say that he...
  • Edwards Touts Record As Trial Lawyer

    11/26/2007 10:17:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 26 replies · 131+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/26/7 | PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
    BOW, N.H. (AP) -- Democrat John Edwards says his experience as a trial lawyer makes him the presidential contender best able to give voters hope — and to give the establishment grief. Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, has focused his campaign on pledges to change a government system he says is rigged against most voters. "While you shop (for candidates), I hope you will think about two key things: Who can you trust to tell you the truth about what's wrong in Washington, and who can you trust to fight like hell to make it right?" Edwards said...
  • Texas US Senate Candidate Watts, Celis and the nude fleeing lady

    10/24/2007 6:54:20 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies · 400+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 23, 2007, 10:25PM | Rick Casey
    I often tell my lawyer friends I know they'll never lie to me. They'll always tell me half the truth. It's a lawyer's job to present the half that benefits his or her client. Or his or her own self. It's somebody else's job to tell the other half. So I believe Mikal Watts when he tells us he quit his quest to replace U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, after sinking millions of his own money into the campaign, because he wants to spend more time with his family. But I also wonder if it has anything to do with Mauricio...
  • Who's in charge of your health under socialized medicine?

    09/04/2007 4:44:13 PM PDT · by Orwells Ghost · 36 replies · 910+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 4, 2007 | Peter Barry Chowka
    This is where things are heading. From the AP: “John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.” Edwards: “It requires that everybody get preventive care... you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked...” He noted that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat “the first trace of a problem.” Edwards: "The whole idea is a continuum of care, basically from birth to death.” In NYC, already,...
  • Makeover, Trial Lawyer Style

    08/23/2007 1:53:14 PM PDT · by MrLegalReform · 5 replies · 478+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 08/23/2007 | Lisa A. Rickard
    Last year, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America decided that a few among their ranks had brought disrepute to the trial lawyers' reputation. So they decided to take a stand against the bad actors in their ranks and call for reforms to reduce outrageous lawsuits. If only. At last year's meeting, the trial lawyers instead decided the easier solution was a new name: the American Association for Justice, a moniker created to be, in their words, "about what we do, not who we are."
  • [JOHN]EDWARDS HEDGE FUND $OAKS 'CANE VICTIMS

    08/19/2007 8:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,315+ views
    The New York Post ^ | August 18, 2007 | ANDY SOLTIS
    Embarrassed presidential hopeful John Edwards promised yesterday to take millions of dollars of his own fortune out of a hedge fund tied to subprime lenders who foreclosed on victims of Hurricane Katrina. The populist candidate - who has denounced such lenders - invested $16 million of his $30 million in assets in Fortress Investment Group. The Wall Street Journal reported that 34 New Orleans homeowners struggling to overcome Katrina's aftermath faced foreclosure suits from subprime-lending units of Fortress. Yesterday, the red-faced Democratic candidate vowed to remove from his portfolio any Fortress funds that have a stake in those lender units....
  • Caption John Edwards at a house party

    07/30/2007 4:57:57 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 36 replies · 798+ views
    Yahoo! News Groups ^ | 7/28/07 | staff
    "Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. John Edwards speaks to people in a crowded room at a house party in Nashua, N.H."