Monday, August 10, 2009
A ruling released today by a panel of eight Brevard County judges rejected their request to throw out breath-test results in their cases on grounds that the machine used to obtain them, the Intoxilyzer 8000, is not approved for use in Los Angeles, said Michael Bialys, Los Angeles DUI lawyer.
Fourteen lawyers who led the court challenge said there was evidence that there were machines being used with varying parts. It's important that the specific parts approved by the federal government are installed in each machine because the way in which the devices measure molecules is precise, they said.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Noting the city's stretched manpower, McCaffrey defended the current inspection regimen, saying it's up to building owners and tenants to be vigilant, said John Q. Kelly, a New York catastrophic injury lawyer.
But in an unusual twist, the federal government also announced Thursday that it had settled a separate, long-running dispute with Northrop and agreed to pay the aerospace company $325 million -- essentially meaning that no money will change hands.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
3:06 PM CDT, August 4, 2009
Looking to enhance its growing restructuring practice, Kirkland & Ellis has hired away Patrick J. Nash Jr. away from rival Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
The 37-year-old Nash joined Kirkland this week as a partner in the firm's Chicago office. Nash has been practicing law for 13 years and spent the last nine at Skadden.
The firms are fierce competitors. Nash will bring experience that has included representation of several companies in recent Chapter 11 restructurings, one of the few hot areas in the legal profession of late litigation lawyer Chicago.
"With experience representing debtors, investors and lenders, and a litigation background, Pat will integrate seamlessly with our practice," said James Sprayregen, a partner in Kirland's restructuring practice in the Chicago office.
PHOENIX -- Mercury star Diana Taurasi faces three drunken driving related charges, including extreme DUI, for a July 2 incident in which she also was cited for speeding.
A Phoenix police report released Tuesday shows Taurasi's blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, or more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08 percent.
The 27-year-old guard was cited hours after she scored 22 points in the Mercury's 93-81 victory over the Seattle Storm.
Taurasi pleaded not guilty to the DUI charges and not responsible to the speeding citation.
A police officer who stopped Tauarsi's vehicle after seeing it drift outside a traffic lane near downtown Phoenix claims she was driving nearly 20 mph over the 35 mph limit.
Her next scheduled court date is July 22.
"We're aware of the recent reports in regards to the situation with Diana Taurasi," the Mercury said in a statement. "Our organization takes these matters very seriously. We have discussed the matter internally and determined that until all the facts are known to us, it would be inappropriate to announce a particular course of action."
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Friday, July 31, 2009
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