PORTLAND, Maine – One of the superstar lawyers who was a member of O.J. Simpson’s “dream team” has filed bankruptcy to discharge millions of dollars in taxes owed and may fall into the category of people allowed to do so, at least in terms of how long the debt has existed, according to a law professor.
ST. PETERSBURG—The $140 million Florida verdict for invasion of privacy last month that has driven Gawker Media into bankruptcy and toward a possible sale is less a result of one state’s privacy laws and more a combination of the decision of one particular jury and possibly the visceral reaction to excerpts of a sex tape, according to people who have studied the case.
NAPLES –Two Lee County Domestic Animal Services employees have been temporarily re-instated while their wrongful termination lawsuit is pending, which is one of the statutory remedies available for public employees under Florida’s whistle-blower laws, but is relatively uncommon in the private sector, according to a civil rights and employment attorney.
MIAMI –The petitions started by Miami nurse Maria Ruiz to have California judge Aaron Persky removed from office because of the short sentence he imposed in a sexual assault case aren’t likely to succeed in that regard, but could have larger implications on judges across the country, according to a legal analyst.