James Pantazelos of Rockford, IL, was sentenced by a US District Court judge to 9 years in prison last week after being convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.
Go big or stay home, so the saying goes. This weekend there have been several articles discussing the two lawsuits filed last Friday against Carnival arising out of the Carnival Triumph “cruise from hell.”
Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), giving all of us citizens access to the records of every executive branch agency (subject to nine very narrowly-construed exceptions). The FOIA embodies the fundamental premise that the public has a right to know how the government does the public’s business.
Having just heard that Tom Cruise filed a lawsuit against Bauer Publishing (same company that David Beckham sued for alleged libel), I decided to read the Complaint myself rather than rely on secondhand accounts in the papers.
“Executive Orders” will never be confused with Shakespeare, but they are often worth reading for political theater. The real question is not their literary or entertainment value, but what they really do.
In its February 14, 2013 decision in Melody M. v Robert M., the Third Department affirmed an order of now-retired St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge Barbara R. Potter which modified a prior joint custody order to award the father sole custody of the parties’ three children (ages 8, 9 and 12).
One of the foundational myths of our nation is that criminal defendants enjoy something called the “presumption of innocence” and that for the government to convict someone of a crime, they must prove guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Given our last entry, it is not surprising that law school applications have been going down dramatically over the last few years.
Just when you think that things could not get any worse for Carnival, news is just breaking that authorities are investigating what is being characterized as a “sex attack” on the stricken Triumph cruise ship.