Justified & Ancient
- Jan 28, 2002
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Judge Accused Of Punching Defense Attorney Returns To The Bench
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation outside the courtroom has issued a public apology as he prepares to return to the bench after a leave of absence.
Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1qqiUPI) reports that Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy wrote a letter of apology to the county's residents Sunday. He wrote that his actions on June 2 may have "tarnished the reputation of the entire judiciary."
Following the incident with Andrew Weinstock, Murphy took a paid leave of absence and received anger management counseling. He's expected to return to the bench Monday morning.
A court spokeswoman says Murphy will now handle civil cases. He'll work mainly in his chambers at the Titusville Courthouse unless there's a trial or hearing involving multiple parties.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/3 ... 44547.html
Sleeping Yankees fan mocked on TV files $10m lawsuit
A Yankees fan has filed a $10m (€7.36m) lawsuit against two ESPN announcers contending they mocked him when he was caught on television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium.
Andrew Robert Rector admits he “napped” during a game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, but says commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an “avalanche of disparaging words” against him. The suit says they used words like “fatty” and “stupid”.
Rector says he suffered “substantial injury” to his “character and reputation” and “mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity”.
The lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court also names ESPN, Major League Baseball, and the Yankees as defendants. It contends Rector was the victim of an “unending verbal crusade”.
“These words, include but not limited to “stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid” knowing and intending the same to be heard and listened to by millions of people all over the world,” the suit says.
It says the teasing escalated after several media outlets reposted the video and included false statements that the plaintiff is “a confused disgusted and socially bankrupt individual”.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/slee ... 74835.html
Cochise said:And there most certainly were bears - and various Bear products - before Bear Grylls, whoever he is.
A woman who became obsessed with the television drama Breaking Bad has been cleared of trying to kill her mother by slipping deadly poison bought over the internet into her Diet Coke.
Kuntal Patel admitted buying poison from an anonymous US-based seller who she likened to “Walter White” – the murderous anti-hero of the US series – but said she threw away the highly toxic abrin before she could carry out her plot.
The online deal was uncovered by the FBI and sparked a huge police operation in London amid fears of a terrorist plot. But it emerged that Ms Patel had bought the toxin after claiming to have been bullied and beaten by her mother during a ferocious dispute over the man she wanted to marry.
After recovering encrypted messages between Ms Patel and the seller, the 37-year-old was accused of trying to kill her magistrate mother using “untraceable” toxin but a jury believed her claims that she bought it while considering suicide.
It was alleged that Ms Patel dreamed up a murder plot after becoming “addicted” to the American TV series Breaking Bad and watching an episode in which Walter White kills an enemy with ricin-laced tea. ...
- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/eu ... MP8nl.dpuf
Not if, like me, you watch little TV, and know nothing about Breaking Bad!gncxx said:I like the inclusion of Breaking Bad to showbiz-up the story. Much more interesting now, right?
Lewd emails result in PA Supreme Court Judge Seamus McCaffery suspension
Seamus McCaffery, a 64-year-old Belfast-born judge on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has been suspended from the bench after sending lewd pornogrpahy to fellow judges and friends.
The pictures allegedly included one picture of a woman in congress with a snake and another of a 100-year-old naked woman.
The court stated on Monday that McCaffery was suspended with pay on an interim basis and the Judicial Conduct Board will investigate whether to file formal charges.
The suspension came after Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille demanded his colleagues take action and appoint a special prosecutor. Castille attacked McCaffery in strikingly personal terms.
Castille wrote of McCaffery "In my two decades of experience on this court, no other justice...has done as much to bring the Supreme Court into disrepute. No other justice has failed to live up to the high ethical demands required of this court or has been the constant focus of ethical lapses to the degree of Justice McCaffery."
McCaffery was born in Belfast the second of seven children to Seamus and Rita Mccaffrey and came to the US aged five. He served as a police officer and a marine colonel before becoming a judge.
http://www.irishcentral.com/Lewd-emails ... nsion.html
The Law Society has apologised in the High Court to a Kerry carpenter over an article which incorrectly stated that he had been certified insane.
The apology was read out in court as part of James Bailey’s settlement of his action for defamation over the publication of the article in the Law Society Gazette in November 2006. ...
The article in the Law Society Gazette referred to Circuit Court proceedings in 2005, in which Mr Bailey had taken a case in an effort to obtain access to his own medical records.
The article about Mr Bailey’s case was titled ‘The shrink, the chippy, his wife and her doctor’ and it was claimed it also contained sub-headings of movie titles which concerned characters with various types of mental health illness such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Mr Bailey claimed the entire article meant he had been certified a lunatic.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/la ... 98967.html
The judge who saved Xmas.
A judge who played Santa has saved Christmas for the children and the clowns. Judge Jacqueline Linnane granted the famed Fossett Brothers Circus the protection of the circuit civil court from creditors.
Her decision to appoint Joseph Walsh, of Hughes Blake Accountants, as examiner to the circus company, means no group or single creditor can topple the big top over the Christmas period.
Barrister Ross Gorman said Fossett Brothers would now continue with its show at the Winter Funderland in the RDS. ...
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ju ... 99603.html
APE SUIT MAN SUES NINTENDO - USA:
A man who says he suffered a serious heart condition after wearing a Donkey Kong ape costume at Los Angeles Zoo has sued game-maker Nintendo. Parker Mills launched the action in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to the Los Angeles Times.
His lawyer, Tyler Barnett, says Mr Mills was hired to play the ape character in May for the launch of a Nintendo 3DS game. Mr Mills claims he was denied breaks while talking to zoo guests and did not get a required ice pack to cool him.
Mr Mills suffered a tearing of his aortic walls and now has a permanent heart defibrillator fitted, his lawyers say.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/quir ... 00791.html