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A former South Texas attorney has been sentenced to five years behind bars after pleading guilty to insurance fraud and barratry for filing numerous hail damage lawsuits against insurers on behalf of homeowners who never hired him. As part of a plea bargain with prosecutors, Richard Kent Livesay agreed to surrender his law license, pay restitution to victims and testify against other co-defendants in exchange for dropping 14 other insurance-related fraud charges against him. Livesay, a former McAllen solo practitioner who had an office in Arlington, became the subject of a Texas Department of Insurance investigation that led to his indictment last year by a Tarrant County grand jury. Matt Smid, a Tarrant County assistant district attorney who prosecuted Livesay, said Livesay obtained insurance claim information from a roofing company that solicited its customers door-to-door in Arlington after a hail storm. Livesay would later funnel $1,000 payments to the roofing … [Read more...] about Former Texas Lawyer Gets Prison for Suing on Behalf of Clients He’d Never Met
Thom Reilly, outside the Clark County Government Center, in December 2009. The chancellor at the Nevada System of Higher Education previously served as the county manager for five years. By Mick Akers (contact) Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 2 a.m. Related Stories If Nevada chancellor and regents really care about UNLV, they should step down’ It’s official: Jessup resigning as president at UNLV, taking job in California’ Jessup letter: I have ‘been met by personal and professional attacks by the chancellor and some regents’ Reilly statement: Jessup said March 5 he was frustrated, looking to leave UNLV’s Jessup said to be leaving for prestigious California college UNLV President Len Jessup’s announcement Tuesday that he had accepted an offer to lead Claremont Graduate University in California triggered a number of questions about what will come next for UNLV. Hours after Jessup’s announcement, Nevada System of Higher Education … [Read more...] about Q+A: Chancellor Reilly on UNLV’s future, alleged attacks on Jessup
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Year 2 of the Trump presidency began here overnight much like Year 1 had ended: with his alleged ex-mistress smashing people’s faces into her bare chest at a strip club between an airport and a cemetery. Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who once claimed to have slept with Donald Trump not long after he married Melania, performed at 11 p.m. Saturday — the anniversary of his inauguration — and 1 a.m. Sunday here on the outskirts of town. “HE SAW HER LIVE,” the Trophy Club’s flier said. “YOU CAN TOO!” The federal government remained shut down, but Daniels was open for business. Trophy Club owner Jay Levy, whose strip club Stormy Daniels appeared at Saturday. “I’m not here for the scandal,” Levy said. “I’m here to make money off the biggest name in adult entertainment this week.” (Kevin D. Liles for The Washington Post) She had received $130,000 in hush money days before the … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels, star of the latest Trump sideshow, took her act to a strip club. It was a scene.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions necessary for Americans' security against challengers who claim it is illegally aimed at Muslims and stems from Trump's campaign call for a "complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the U.S. The justices plan to hear argument in April and issue a final ruling by late June on a Trump policy that has been repeatedly blocked and struck down in the lower courts. The latest of those rulings came last month when the federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that the travel ban Trump announced in September violates federal immigration law. Gun range owner who banned Muslims running for Arkansas governor The federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, also is considering a challenge to the ban. Last month, the high … [Read more...] about Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s travel ban
A competitive real estate market can be motivation for a few white lies from buyers. Want to weed out dishonesty in their personal offer letters? Read on. Angela Colley, provided by Published 5:30 am, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Photo: Antonio_Diaz/iStock Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Antonio_Diaz/iStock Is That Buyer's Personal Offer Letter Full of Lies? A Telltale Guide for Home Sellers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A house is rarely just a house to its owner. It's the place where you painstakingly added your personal touches, the place where you built years of memories. And when you're selling, chances are good you want to see your home go to someone who will love it as much as you did. Increasingly, buyers will submit a personal offer letter in hopes of setting themselves … [Read more...] about Is That Buyer’s Personal Offer Letter Full of Lies? A Telltale Guide for Home Sellers
President Donald Trump's angry break with his former chief strategist Steve Bannon escalated Wednesday night with a threat of a "imminent" legal action. A private lawyer representing Trump sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bannon, arguing he violated an employment agreement with the Trump Organization when he spoke to author Michael Wolff for a new scathing book about the presidency. Bannon is quoted describing, among other things, a Trump Tower meeting during the campaign between Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law; and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." Bannon's comments to the writer "give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement with our clients," Trump's lawyer wrote in the letter. "Legal action is imminent." It all sounds so tough. But in this case, it probably isn't. A cease and desist letter doesn't actually carry any legal … [Read more...] about Trump’s cease-and-desist letter to Bannon sounds tough. Is it?
Stephen K. Bannon listens as President Trump speaks during a meeting at the White House in January 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP) President Trump’s angry break with his former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon escalated Wednesday night with a threat of a “imminent” legal action. A private lawyer representing Trump sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bannon, arguing he violated an employment agreement with the Trump Organization when he spoke to author Michael Wolff for a new scathing book about the presidency. Bannon is quoted describing, among other things, a Trump Tower meeting during the campaign between Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law; and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Bannon’s comments to the writer “give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement … [Read more...] about Trump’s cease-and-desist letter: A ‘desperate’ attempt to silence Bannon
The new year will bring a new Supreme Court ruling that could have far-reaching implications for the labor movement — and many New York public-sector unions are already braced for a potentially devastating blow. The case is Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in mid- to late-February. AFSCME has until Jan. 12 to file briefs on the merits of its arguments in the legal battle, and labor supporters have until Jan. 19 to file their amicus briefs. At stake is the right of public-sector unions to charge fees to workers who choose not to join labor organizations — but who still gain from the collectively bargained salaries, pensions and other benefits that unions negotiate on their behalf. A loss in the case would overturn about 40 years of established labor law, and possibly put severe strains on the finances of public-sector unions across the country. “We are already … [Read more...] about SCOTUS’ Janus ruling could have seismic effect on future of labor
Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) shoots a 3-point basket over Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) for the go ahead basket during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten (82) stretches while attempting to get the first down while being tackled by Oakland Raiders’ Karl Joseph (42) in the fourth quarter of their NFL game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Dallas defeated Oakland 20-17. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio argues with the officials over a call when Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten (82) stretched while attempting to get the first down after being tackled by Oakland Raiders’ Karl Joseph (42) in the fourth quarter of their NFL game at the … [Read more...] about They did what? The best and worst of Bay Area sports in 2017