"Bernie Madoff's secretary wants to use new Trump law to get out of jail early"

The title of this post is the juicy headline of this notable new ABC News article about a notable defendant eager of make use of the FIRST STEP Act to seek release from federal prison.  I call the headline juicy in part because of the Bernie Madoff connection, as well as the fact that the FIRST STEP Act is described as the "new Trump law."  Here are excerpts: One of the five employees of Bernie Madoff convicted in a $20 billion Ponzi scheme is seeking early release from prison based in part on ...
Tags: Law, Associated Press, Abc News, Trump, Madoff, Southern District of New York, Bernie Madoff, Bongiorno, Laura Taylor Swain, Douglas A Berman, Riopelle, Roland Riopelle, Donald Trump Annette Bongiorno, Mrs Bongiorno, FCI Coleman, Sumterville Florida

Animal Injuries and Dog Bites: Dog Killed by Neighbors Dogs

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Oregon A couple of days ago I was walking my dog on a leash and my neighbor's friend crossed the sidewalk in front of me. A couple seconds later the neighbor's 2 dogs (a large aggressive breed with a bad reputation) ran out coming straight for my dog. The attack lasted about a minute. The friend was trying to control the one dog and I was trying to stop the other one. Neither dog had leashes or collars. After about a minute and many,...
Tags: Law, Oregon, Accidents and Injuries, Neighbors Dogs

Both Moving Mode and Stationary Mode Used in Radar Speeding Ticket

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: WA Here is the text from the officers statement. "BEE III RADAR, I was working in the stationary mode using the rear antenna. I observed that the vehicle was traveling in the same direction and was in excess of the posted speed limit of 35mph. I recieved a reading of 55 on the SMD display. Visual digital readouts were consistent with the patrol cars speedometer in moving mode- same direction and the audio tone was functioning properly. F...
Tags: Law, WSP, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets

Happy Holidays 2018 from Construction Law Musings

Happily, the older two kids are home from college and Musings is enjoying some time off for Christmas. I wish you all Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC and Construction Law Musings To all of my friends, colleagues and most importantly, family, I hope you have a safe, warm and wonderful holiday. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to a great 2019 with you, my readers. If you find this Musing to be interesting and have a comment, ...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Happy Holidays, Announcements, Musings, Glen Allen, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC, Christopher G. Hill, Construction Law Virginia, Construction Mdiator

More on Fraud, Opinions and Contracts

Originally posted 2013-09-20 09:00:39. Image via Wikipedia Here at Construction Law Musings, I have discussed the interaction between fraud and contracts on many occasions.  Recently, I got to put my advice into action.  I am counsel for the plaintiff in the matter of Environmental Staffing Acquisition Corp. v. Beamon, et. al. in the Portsmouth, VA Circuit Court and recently got a (.pdf) right on point that was recently featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The basic facts are these.  ...
Tags: Business, Law, Virginia, Court, Fraud, Contract, Portsmouth, Construction, Contracts, Circuit Court, Richmond VA, Beamon, Construction Law, Breach Of Contract, Plea, VCPA

Twitter's trends for me today are mostly Christmas-y.

But what's up with Isaac Newton? Ah:Today, the Royal Society pays tribute to a man born #OnThisDay who changed the world. Happy birthday, Isaac Newton FRS, born today in 1642.— The Royal Society (@royalsociety) December 25, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Twitter, Law, Christmas, Isaac Newton, Royal Society, Ann Althouse

Law, Norms and Moral Authority

Taking a break from the merry of merry Christmas and thinking about the last year, I can’t help focusing on the extent to which law, norms and moral authority have been diminished in Ontario since June 2018 and the beginning of the Ford government. We often refer to governments or administrations by the name of the premier or prime minister (or presidents), but in this case, from all accounts, the term seems particularly apropos: this is a government run from the centre at the diktat of the prem...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Ford, Court of appeal, Ontario, Superior Court, Justice Issues, Taverner, Moral Authority, Ron Taverner, Amanda Simard, Ontario Hydro One

Initiation of Charges Can I Be Rearrested with Additional Charges

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida. I was arrested in a department store yesterday for stealing a $29 blush. I placed it in my hoodie pocket while searching through some kids toys. I ended up searching the entire store for a set of action figures as the store has stuff set up the walkways throughout. I didn't find the toy, forgot about the blush and decided to make a run to Walmart in hope they still had it. I was stopped in the parking lot, the LP officer told me ...
Tags: Florida, Law, Walmart, Criminal Procedure

The Russian National Guard would like to sing for you — "Last Christmas" (the George Michael song).

Well, that's nice. Can we all get along for Christ's sake?I especially enjoyed seeing everyone skating without breaking into a massive fight with everyone hitting each other. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Russia, Christmas, Christ, Ice Skating, George Michael, Ann Althouse, Russian National Guard

ESIC Paramedical and Nursing cadre Vacancy

Recruitment of Para-Medical and Nursing Cadre Vacancy in ESIC Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a statutory body constituted under an Act of Parliament (ESI Act, 1948) and works under the administrative control of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. Online Applications  are invited for filling up the following 1488 sarkari naukri vacancy posts of... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Nurse, Jobs, Insurance, Online, Assistant, Dental, Social Worker, Technician, Pharmacist, Laboratory, Para Medical, Dietician, ESIC, Physiotherapist, HotJob, Hygienist

Parody based on Grinch tale defeats Seuss estate

From this summer: Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s comedy “Who’s Holiday!,” a raunchy tale set in the world of the Grinch years after the original story, wins a Second Circuit ruling as protected parody against the copyright claims of the Dr. Seuss estate [Greg Evans, Deadline Hollywood] Tags: Christmas and other holidays, copyright, First Amendment
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Copyright, First Amendment, Second Circuit, Seuss, Deadline Hollywood, Greg Evans, Christmas and other holidays, Matthew Lombardo

Trump's Christmas meme: "I am all alone."

As I see it in the press...... it seems to mean that Trump is isolated, friendless, and self-pitying. His words are characterized as a "ranting" and "complaining." He stews, un-self-aware, in chaos of his own making. Let's look at the tweet that set off this anti-Trump ideation: I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security. At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more ...
Tags: Law, Washington, White House, Solitude, Trump, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Border Wall, Trump derangement syndrome

TDC Speaker Feature: Shaykh Mohammad Elshinawy

Extremes reduce Islam to a set of rituals that are divorced from our society. This TDC, Shaykh Mohammed Elshinawy’s session is dedicated to answering the question of how to strike a balanced approach between maintaining our compassion for others and staying true to our tradition. Mohammed Elshinawy is a research fellow at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, as well as a translator for AMJA (Assembly of Muslims Jurists of America) and others. Read more of his work here: Why Fathers Matter | TD...
Tags: Speakers, Religion, Society, Fathers, Islam, Muslims, TDC, Featured Home, Featured Society, Family and Community, MainMenu-Society, Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, Mohammed Elshinawy, Shaykh ElShinawy, Shaykh Mohammad Elshinawy, Shaykh Mohammed Elshinawy

"I'm gonna tick tick tickle him on the tummy."

I'm listening to " I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus" by Brenda Lee..."Lee's second single featured two novelty Christmas tunes: 'I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus', and 'Christy Christmas'. Though she turned 12 on December 11, 1956, both of the first two Decca singles credit her as 'Little Brenda Lee (9 Years Old).'"I don't think I've ever heard that song before, but I'm reading about Brenda Lee this morning a propos of blogging about Trump's "I am all alone" which got me thinking about (and embedding) the...
Tags: Music, Law, Wikipedia, Atlanta, Georgia, Santa Claus, Augusta, Trump, Lee, Foley, United States Army, Brenda, Brenda Lee, WAGA TV, Jambalaya, Ann Althouse

Bacon-cancer link: head of UN agency at heart of furore defends its work

IARC’s outgoing director attacks vested interests of critics but admits it could have communicated betterThe head of the UN agency that provoked a massive outcry and some ridicule when it declared that bacon, red meat and glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer has defended its work, denying the announcements were mishandled and insisting on its independence.Its outgoing director, Christopher Wild, fiercely defended the decisions and transparency of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (I...
Tags: Health, Science, Cancer, Society, World news, Medical Research, Un, Cancer Research, IARC, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Christopher Wild

It's a white Christmas — by a pinch...

... and the magic of Christmas is here. I know that at age 67, it's marginal — right? — to believe in the Christmas lizard. But there he is... I have seen him with my own eyes! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Christmas, Snow, Santa Claus, Ann Althouse

Genetic study of eating disorders could pave way for new treatment

Researchers explore whether genes and early eating habits may trigger disordered eatingResearchers are trying to identify the role genetics and early eating habits play in conditions such as bulimia and anorexia.Eating disorders, which often arise before adulthood, have been increasing in recent years and about a quarter of young people report having symptoms, according to MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a research charity. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Education, Biology, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Genetics, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Medical Research, Higher Education, Young People, Bulimia, UCL (University College London

Merry Christmas from!

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Tags: Christmas, Hunting, Bowhunting Blog

Christmas Day Open Thread

A very merry Christmas to all! This is an open thread, all topics welcome -- from your family holiday traditions to cooking to politics. Enjoy the day and your time with your families. Regardless of your religion, Christmas is a special... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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"The song wasn’t identified, but 'gang signs soon led to 95 percent of the room' hitting each other...."

From "Song prompts 200 teens to explode into massive fight at skating rink, witnesses say." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, Ann Althouse, Roller Skating

How to Bring About Adding a Traffic Sign

My question involves a traffic question from the state of: North Carolina So I was involved in an accident about a month ago on a busy intersection. I was attempting to make a u-turn, and realized when I pulled up to it that the turn was extremely narrow, and attempted it from the right turning lane, and you can see how well that turned out. I was talking with some of my friends and family and they complained about the u-turn being quite tight as well. I was wondering what kind of process I cou...
Tags: Law, North Carolina, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology. Practice Build a Business Development System Sandra Bekhor The last thing any busy lawyer wants to add to their already overflowing plate is business development. Scratch that. The last thing any busy lawyer wants is the pressure to come up with a ‘winning’ new idea for business development and then to work on implementin...
Tags: Usa, Law, Britain, Ireland, Australasia, Tips Tuesday, Ken Fox, Legal Information Institutes, Research Writing Return

Spirit of Overlawyered past

Merry Christmas! You can read past highlights of Overlawyered Christmas coverage here, here, and here. Tags: Christmas and other holidays
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Christmas and other holidays

Discharged Letter

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: ca What are my rights as far as the discharged letter that HR gave me didn’t say what I was being discharged for? My personnel file has a different form that is different from what I was told. The reason I’m asking is because i found a workers comp attorney who will take my case if I can provide evidence that I was terminated because I filed a workers compensation claim.
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor

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