“Super Lawyers” might violate attorney professional conduct rules

Recently, New Jersey.s Committee on Attorney Advertising ruled that advertising done by lawyers in “New Jersey Super Lawyers” violates attorney professional conduct rules. New Jersey is the first state to make such a rule about “Super Lawyers”. The Super Lawyers publication is done in 21 states, and is clearly labeled as an advertising supplement by … Read more “Super Lawyers” might violate attorney professional conduct rules

Conspiracy of Fools: Chewco was not separate from Enron

Chewco, one of the special purpose entities (SPE) that Enron used to enhance its financial statements, was under examination by the Arthur Andersen accountants. Specifically, they came across a letter that indicated that six million dollars from JEDI (another SPE) would fund a reserve account. This was the proof of a secret side agreement used … Read more Conspiracy of Fools: Chewco was not separate from Enron

No Big Brother for Wisconsin

Wisconsin recently enacted a law which prohibits companies from implanting tiny computer chips under employees’ skin, also known as [tag]RFID[/tag] (Radio Frequency Identification) michrochip implant. The small chips are used to track the movements of people, and may have been used by some employers to track employee activities. RFID tags are normally attached to products … Read more No Big Brother for Wisconsin

Conspiracy of Fools: Who’s In Charge?

The partners at Arthur Andersen were having another argument about the management of the Enron account. As usual, Enron executives were throwing their weight around and trying to dictate who could be involved on their engagement. Specifically, they didn’t want Carl Bass to work on their account because he fought for the proper accounting treatment of items, not the creative ways that Enron used to enhance their financial statements.

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Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Wife’s Murder Seeks a Pardon

John Maloney, a former Green Bay police officer who was convicted of killing his wife, Sandy Maloney, in 1998 is seeking a pardon from the governor. The defense strategy used by Attorney Jerry Boyle in the 1999 trial was to concede that the death of the estranged wife was a murder, but that the killer … Read more Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Wife’s Murder Seeks a Pardon

Woman Gets Prison Time for Stealing From Employer

Mary Ellen Wilson, a former office manager at Gentle Family Dentistry in New Berlin, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for stealing over $350,000 from the dental practice. Her [tag]prison[/tag] term will be followed by 5 years on extended supervision and 20 years of probation. Wilson, 56, pleaded guilty to 5 counts of theft … Read more Woman Gets Prison Time for Stealing From Employer

CBS Appeals Fine for Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Expose’

CBS Corp. filed an appeal of the Federal Communications Commision’s (FCC) fine against 20 CFS stations for the airing of the flashing of Janet Jackson’s breat during the 2004 Super Bowl. Each station has been fined $27,500, and the total is therefore $550,000. The FCC has been assessing larger fines for indecency. The largest came … Read more CBS Appeals Fine for Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Expose’

Action in Burglary Case Could Have Kept Killer Off the Streets

Spivak & Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel break an interesting (but sad) story about Milwaukee’s inept District Attorney’s Office. On July 22, Sidney Gray alleged burglarized a home and killed Frank Moore II, a neighbor who was trying to stop the burglary. Gray has seven convictions on his record. As it turns out, Gray … Read more Action in Burglary Case Could Have Kept Killer Off the Streets