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August 7, 2014

Interrupting Lawyer Gets Rare Sanction

Sioux City, IA (AP) A lawyer who angered an Iowa federal judge by repeatedly raising objections has received an unusual punishment: an order to produce a training video that denounces such tactics.

U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett issued the sanction last week to attorney June Ghezzi, who works in the Chicago office of the law firm Jones Day.

Bennett criticized Ghezzi’s pretrial conduct in a case in which she successfully defended Abbott Laboratories against a lawsuit alleging its infant formula contained dangerous bacteria that caused a baby to suffer brain damage. He wrote that, during depositions, Ghezzi “proliferated hundreds of unnecessary objections and interruptions” that coached witnesses and delayed the proceedings.

Bennett says the video must be made available to Jones Day lawyers. Jones Day said it will appeal, arguing Ghezzi acted appropriately.

Single Mom In Fargo Returns Wallet With $1,000

Fargo, ND (AP) A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands.

Sadie Hill and her daughter, Adalee, found the wallet Monday in a parking lot. Hill said she works two jobs to make ends meet and could have used the money, but knew the right thing to do.

“The only option was to return it,” she said. “But, I called my mom and I said, ‘You know, God is really testing me today.’”

Hill and her daughter found identification in the wallet and drove to J. Pat Wigginton’s home to return it. He gave them a $20 reward but later wished he’d done more.

“Such appreciation for their honesty, and I didn’t get their name,” he said. “The mom did such a great job showing her daughter this is the right thing to do.”

Wigginton was able to reconnect with them with the help of a WDAY-TV story, and has now mailed Hill a $200 gift card for Adalee’s back-to-school shopping as she prepares for first grade.

Flea Infestation Shuts Down NY Courthouse

Albion, NY (AP) A western New York courthouse was closed for a second consecutive day because of an infestation of fleas.

New York state court officials tell The Daily News of Batavia that the Orleans County Courthouse in Albion was closed Monday and will remain closed Tuesday.

The courthouse includes the Orleans County state Supreme Court and county and Surrogate courts. Family Court matters have been shifted to the village hall in rural Albion, located 30 miles west of Rochester.

Court system officials say remediation work began Monday against a flea infestation was found throughout the courthouse. Officials say the courthouse should reopen Wednesday morning.

Overserved Lady Attempts To Drive Cop Car With Cops Inside

Pittsburgh (AP) Pittsburgh police say a drunken woman tried to drive away in an unmarked police car with two officers still inside.

According to a criminal complaint, 32-year-old Ria Buford got into the car at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday outside a nightclub that was hosting a party after the Wiz Khalifa concert.

Police say she sat in the driver’s seat and told the two plainclothes officers in the back that she intended to drive the vehicle to where her own was parked.

Police say Buford was arrested before she could drive anywhere. A man who intervened in her arrest was also charged.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Buford. She faces a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges of robbery of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Vet Uses Overdose Reversal Drug To Revive Kitten

Exton, PA (AP) A Pennsylvania veterinarian has used an overdose reversal drug to save a kitten that had been given heroin.

Police said Tuesday they arrested the suburban Philadelphia man who abused the cat.

West Chester resident James Myers faces charges including animal cruelty and drug possession. He’s in custody and can’t be reached for comment. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Police in West Whiteland Township say an officer spotted Myers’ car parked in the middle of a street Sunday with a door open.

The officer says under the door he saw an injured black kitten with a rope around its neck and several teeth knocked out.

Police say they found bundles of heroin and dozens of needles in the car.

Authorities say the veterinarian revived the cat with Narcan, an antidote for opium-based drug overdoses.

Aussie Commuters Tip Train Cars To Aid Trapped Man

Sydney (AP) Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against train carriages to free the man whose foot had slipped between the platform and the train.

Closed-circuit footage released by the Western Australia State Public Transport Authority showed the man lost his footing while boarding the train at a station in the city of Perth on Wednesday.

A passenger alerted railway staff who stopped the train from leaving, local media said. When railway workers realized the man’s foot was stuck in the 5-centimeter (2-inch) gap, they called on other passengers to help.

The footage showed dozens of people rushing to help tilt the carriages to free the man.

“It’s really heartwarming I think, to find an incident like this where everyone pitched in,” transport authority spokesman David Hynes said. The man wasn’t named, but local media reported that he was believed to have escaped injury and caught the next train.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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