Monday, May 2, 2016

D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, to Kiss and Tell from the Grave? ~by Legal Pub

D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, may kiss and tell from the grave.  As you may recall, she apparently committed suicide in 2008 after being convicted of some federal offenses. We all know D.C. frowns upon telling on political figures.  LINK.  While Palfrey is long gone, her ex lawyer may have some phone records that could be embarrassing. That may make politicians and businessmen nervous after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to not intervene with regard to the phone records. That decision may give Montgomery Blair Sibley, who is no longer licensed to practice law, the key to decide if the records will be released now that the 2007 restraining order was not modified. Assuming the records are released, how might they affect this years elections? Election 

Apparently Sibley gained possession of the records when he represented Palfrey.  He apparently kept the records even after Palfrey fired him before trial. Sibley potentially may release phone logs with phone numbers of clients and Verizon Wireless numbers produced in response to a subpoena.  Could someone like Ted Cruz be on the list?  It is highly unlikely or it would have surfaced by now.  After all, some of  these records were released back in 2007. Senator David Vitter, R-La,comes to mind as one politician potentially embarrassed at the time.  Could there be additional records that may embarrass someone else?  Sibley has certainly suggested that the records may contain the names of TV stars, elected officials and perhaps even a judge or two.

Sibley has not been licensed to practice law since his 2008 suspension in Florida for allegedly filing merit-less lawsuits and a child support dispute.  Sibley's legal status, however, is no reflection upon whether the information may harm other public figures.  So what will Sibley do?  If he chooses to release the information, will he sell the list to the highest bidder?  A public figure may conceivably be able to outbid even the media.  Only time, and money, will tell.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Royalty, Even a Prince, is not Exempt From Death ~by Legal Pub

The rich and famous are not exempt from death, No one is, not even royalty.  Prince is dead.  The music icon showed his mortality as he apparently succumbed to the grim reaper. The Minneapolis Star Tribune suggests that the cause of death may be abuse of pain medication.  Report. Keep in mind that Prince's plane ride was aborted to Moline, Illinois and the singer hospitalized only a few days before his death.  Did the pain pills prematurely end Prince's life? 

Opiods are killers.  Legal Pub first published a warning article back in 2007 long before most folks knew what Oxycontin and Oxycodone were all about.  LINK.  Keep in mind, the drugs addictive properties resulted in executives being fined. The role of opiod medication in Prince's death is more than just rank speculation.  Reports out of Moline suggest that Prince took too many pills on the plane and received an opiod antidote during his hospital visit.  Report. Attorney Mike Padden who represented two of Prince's half-siblings in the past suggested that Prince abused Percocet in the past Pain killers have been linked to numerous deaths.  In 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine documented 17,000 fatalities in 2010. Article  

Opiods include Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan).   Other drugs with similar characteristics include codeine, fentanyl (Duragesic patch), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), morphine (MS Contin), and tramadol (Ultram). Opiods are designed to block pain perception in the brain. The Annals of Internal Medicine, Publication and a 2014 position statement by the National Institute of Health  Position Statement all suggest that the harms of opioids often outweigh the benefits for patents who are not terminally ill. 

Prince supporters deny that drugs played any role in his death.  L. Londell McMillan, an attorney for the estate, said medication might have been used to treat pain, but none "that would be any cause for concern... Everybody who knows Prince knows he wasn't walking around drugged up." Source.  Sheila E. also disputed alleged drug abuse by Prince. Sheila.   Nevertheless, it seems undisputed that Prince did have pain. Whether he took too much medication to relieve the pain is up to the Carver County authorities to decide after reviewing toxicology studies.   What is clear is that there were no signs of trauma or intent to commit suicide. Thus the world is left to mourn the fall of another pop star, no matter what the cause of death, the music world lost a great one.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sick or Was She A Victim of Being Drugged? ~by Legal Pub

Monday, April 11, 2016

Did Patricia Terry Get Neglected by a Renal Center, a Nursing Home or an Ambulance Service? ~by Legal Pub

Back in October, 71 year-old Patricia Terry was allegedly abandoned at a dialysis facility. She died a few days later.  Terry's estate is suing the DaVita Renal center in Joliet, an ambulance company and a nursing home, Alden Estates of Shorewood.. Terry's family claims in a lawsuit that Patricia Terry was left alone in the waiting room of a dialysis facility due to negligence. Her dialysis treatment on Halloween had ended just after 7 p.m.. Patricia allegedly sat in the lobby in a wheelchair waiting for an ambulance to pick her up. The staff allegedly left the building at 8:45 and locked up. Terry's daughters called police who apparently were not able to get inside the center until around midnight.   that police were able to get inside. Terry was disoriented. She later died. On Wednesday the family filed a lawsuit against all three defendants.  
Was an ambulance ever called to transport Terry back to the hospital?  If not, who dropped the ball?  If so, why did the staff leave before Terry was safely in the care of the ambulance company?  Lots of questions with very few answers.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Psychopathic Killer Dies: Why You Should Care ~by Legal Pub

So there is one less psychopathic killer in the world.  Why should anyone give the time of day to dwell on the subject?  Perhaps there is no other reason besides Winston Moseley was notorious for killing Kitty Genovese in 1964 at a time when apathy allowed such psychopaths to perform nasty deeds in a vacuum of apathy.  Details of the grizzly killing of Moseley were highly publicized because the murder took place while Genovese's neighbors ignored her cries for help.  Genovese was only 28 years-old at the time of her murder.  The refusal of her neighbors to get involved was highly publicized and studied.  Such ridiculous behavior is now labelled as "bystander effect."  Does the presence of other people witnessing the crime discourage others from intervening in an emergency?  Psychological genius suggest yes.  Other's claim it was a generation of apathetic indifference with a genuine desire to avoid "a hassle."

The New York Times reported that as many as 38 people observed the stabbing murder.  Kew Garden residents were labeled as having "diffusion of responsibility."  Other historians argue that the number who actually saw the stabbing was substantially less and that perhaps as many as two people did call the police.  What is clear is that no one seemed to want to get involved by explaining to the police how serious the situation sounded.  Similarly no one attempted to physically intervene over the course of several minutes of Genovese screaming.  Some reports indicate that one neighbor screamed from a window to "leave that girl alone" and perhaps that temporarily provided some relief as Winston Moseley apparently drove off and Genovese sought the safety of her apartment building. Unfortunately, Mosely returned to the scene and finished the job inside of the apartment complex.

Regardless of how many actually heard and ignored the victim, the Genovese murder inspired the use of 911 to report crimes and other emergencies.  Mosely was 81 at the time of his recent death.  Let him forever be the symbol of why good people need to get involved so as to prevent evil.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Hulk Hogan is No Poor Dumbbell ~by Legal Pub

There may be an alternative way to rise above financial problems.  What you need is apparently a good friend, the friend's hot wife and some idiot to publish an adulterous video without your permission.  Sound complicated?  Perhaps it is and we certainly can't recommend it as a path to success.  Nevertheless; it appears that Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, may never have to worry about money again. Balancing free speech against privacy, a Florida jury found in favor of Hulk Hogan and awarded a stunning $115 million verdict against Gawker.   The jury found that Gawker's posting of a Hulk Hogan sex tape in 2012 violated his right to privacy.
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Terry Bollea, the Hulkster, filed the lawsuit three years ago after Gawker, a digital news site founded by Nick Denton, published a video the wrestler claimed was secretly recorded. The sex tape allegedly showed the Hulkster having sexual intercourse with Heather Cole.  At the time, Cole was the wife of Tampa-area radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge (real name: Todd Alan Clem). Gawker also included an article from A.J. Daulerio which discussed celebrity sex and the alleged encounter between Hogan and Cole.
The jury reached its verdict after two weeks of testimony.   Gawker founder Nick Denton suggested that the digital news site will appeal the verdict based on Hulk Hogan being a public figure.  While we never saw the video, one can imagine it got more views than old WWE footage.  

Friday, February 26, 2016

Another Month, Another Maniac ~by Legal Pub

Image for the news resultCedric Ford is the maniac suspected of killing three people at the Kansas lawnmower factory where he used to work.  The lunatic rage began about 90 minutes after he was served with a protection order. 14 other people were wounded by Ford's assault with a .223-caliber rifle and a pistol.  Ford was eventually killed by the first police officer to reach the scene.
Ford shot his weapon as he drove through two cities.  All 14 wounded victims remain hospitalized.  At least five were initially listed in critical condition.Michigan had a shooting last weekend involving a Uber driver.  When will the nationwide madness end? .