Tennessee parents fight against damage caps

Cathy and Bobby Roberts lost their son in a crash caused by a faulty tire the maker knew about. Tennessee has a law that limits jury awards in civil cases. Tennessee’s law — passed to attract businesses — has been … Continue reading

Trump’s July 4th event bankrupted D.C. security fund

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser government says that the cost of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration and the cost of addressing recent protests has emptied out a municipal fund used to provide security for public events and … Continue reading

Hawaii becomes 26th state to decriminalize marijuana

Hawaii has become the 26th state in the nation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana — but its governor cautioned it does not mean the state is ready to say aloha to legalizing recreational use of cannabis. Under … Continue reading

11th Circuit: Fla. Man Can’t Shield IRA In Bankruptcy

An Individual Retirement Account can be an asset protection vehicle. But the Eleventh Circuit decision in Yerian v Webber confirmed a judgment that Keith Yerian’s self-directed IRA could go to his creditors. Keith Yerian’s behavior was on the egregious side. … Continue reading

Big Perkins franchisee files Chapter 11

A franchisee of 27 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after losing the right to use the parent company’s name. The franchisee, 5171 Campbells Land Co., based in Rankin, Pa., said in the … Continue reading

Aequitas investors recover $234.6M for Ponzi scheme

Investors burned in the Aequitas financial scandal scored a major victory when a handful of accounting firms, securities operations and lawyers accused of aiding and abetting the fraud agreed to settle for $234.6 million. Together with funds raised by the … Continue reading

Jury finds Platinum Partners founder guilty in fraud trial

Mark Nordlicht, the founder of defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, was found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding bondholders of an oil exploration company Platinum controlled, but cleared of charges that he defrauded investors in Platinum’s hedge funds. Read the … Continue reading

The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Names New Executive Director

Annamaria Steward, Executive Director of The National Black Lawyers Top 100

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Black Lawyers Top 100 is pleased to announce that Annamaria Steward of Washington, D.C. has been named as its first Executive Director. She joins the organization with nearly 20 years of experience and a reputation … Continue reading

New Trial Ordered For Nevada Death Row Inmate

Las Vegas Judge Michelle Leavitt granted post-conviction relief to death row inmate John M. Watson, age 79. Judge Leavitt ordered that Watson’s conviction and death sentence are overturned and that Watson must receive a new trial. The ruling resulted from … Continue reading

Florida deputies to be tried for shooting disabled man

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that two Brevard County Deputy Sheriffs must stand trial for their shooting of an unarmed man inside his home, when family members asked law enforcement officers to Baker Act the … Continue reading