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Atty Can Resume Defamation Case With Denton Stay Lifted

The Seventh Circuit on Thursday noted that an Illinois attorney acquitted of sexual assault may proceed with his bid to resurrect his defamation suit against Gawker Media LLC and former chief Nick Denton over an article about his case, saying the bankruptcy stay against Denton has been lifted. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Ex-Gawker Head Asks Nix Of $100M Atty Claims In Bankruptcy

Former Gawker Media chief Nick Denton on Friday struck back at an Illinois lawyer’s two claims for $ 100 million each over stories about the lawyer’s trial in which he was acquitted of sexual assault charges, saying a district court already heard those claims and dismissed them. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Physical Therapy Chain Execs Convicted Of Health Fraud

A Texas federal jury on Monday found that the CEO and two other top executives of a chain of physical therapy clinics focused on treating federal government employees committed health care fraud and money laundering, but acquitted a chiropractor who was allegedly in on the scheme. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Convicted Wrigley Rooftop Owner Says Jury Overreached

The owner of a rooftop overlooking Wrigley Field who was convicted last month of defrauding the Chicago Cubs out of owed royalties asked an Illinois federal judge on Wednesday to either acquit him or grant a new trial, saying the jury’s verdict was against the weight of evidence. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Texas Atty Acquitted Of Scamming BP With Fake Claims

A Mississippi federal jury on Thursday cleared a well-known Texas plaintiffs lawyer and his brother of mail fraud, wire fraud and identify theft charges that accused him of filing false claims to BP in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but found a consultant hired by the attorney guilty. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Gawker Allows Atty’s Defamation Appeal To Proceed

Gawker Media told a New York judge Tuesday that it will allow an Illinois attorney acquitted of sexual assault who sued the company for writing about his trial to proceed with a Seventh Circuit appeal that was put on hold after the publisher filed for bankruptcy. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Chicago Cop Says Review Officials Targeted Him, Leaked Info

A former Chicago police commander acquitted last year on excessive force charges claims the city’s Independent Police Review Authority specifically targeted him and leaked confidential information to the media in retaliation for his contentious history with the group, according to a suit filed in Illinois federal court Thursday. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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