Monday, August 10, 2009

Dallas based Valero Cheats Workers Out of Wages with Labor Practices

With revenues of $119 billion in 2008 and approximately 22,000 employees, Valero -- the largest oil refiner in North America -- has cornered the convenience store market with "sweat of the brow" labor practices. The oil behemoth requires its retail employees to work punishingly long overtime hours "off-the-clock" without pay to keep thousands of Valero corner stores open "round-the-clock" while the company earns massive profits, said Weinberg Law Firm, Labor Lawyer Dallas.

"To keep its gas pumps flowing, Valero virtually pumps the lifeblood out of its workers who are expected to be on call 24-7, but are only paid for a fraction of the time they spend working," said Steven L. Wittels of Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, one of the country's leading class action firms with offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington, DC. "This class action aims to turn off this oil Goliath's unfair pay practices."

Los Angeles man gets second DUI in two weeks

A Naperville man has an arraignment date pending in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton after being arrested and charged with drunken driving for the second time in two weeks, said Michael Bialys, Los Angeles DUI lawyer.

Jeffrey M. Anderson, 47, faces new charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to give information after striking an unattended vehicle or property, according to court records.

Anderson's latest brush with the law occurred about 3:34 p.m. Aug. 2, Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell said. He was stopped at 8 W. Gartner Road, in the Naperville Plaza strip mall just west of Washington Street.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Porch catastrophic injury: New York says it's up to you

He declined to make either of the two victims available for comment, citing their lingering trauma from the accident. But Kapil Mokhat, Mansuria's brother-in-law, said he suspected there was something wrong with the structure each time he visited the apartment and climbed the "shaky" stairs.

"I told them: 'You should report it,' " Mokhat recalled. "I guess they never did."

Robert Valente, who bought the two-story building in 2006, said he was unaware there were any problems with the porch, said John Q. Kelly, a New York catastrophic injury lawyer.

"It wasn't unsound," Valente said. "I've been on it. Had I known [the porch was unsafe], this would never be an issue."

Northrop Grumman-TRW whistle-blower case settle

In the latest case, whistleblower lawyer Los Angeles alleged that research conducted in 1995 "clearly demonstrated" the parts would fail if placed in satellites that were being developed for the secretive National Reconnaissance Office. But TRW didn't inform the government of the findings even after problems ensued.

Northrop said that "while the company believes it acted properly under its contracts and had substantive defenses to the claims, it also believes that settlement is in the best interest of all parties as it releases the company from the government's claims, avoids litigation and preserves a valued customer relationship."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Huron Consulting's attractive saga quickly losing its feel-good aspect

David Greising
August 4, 2009

Kickbacks? Until then it had appeared the main concern revolved around executives at firms being bought by Huron who had benefited personally in ways that might not pass accounting muster.

No one had suggested Huron's brass may have benefited somehow too. But now that Huron has mentioned it, we certainly will.

Until last week, Huron had earned attention as one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies. It seemed poised to cash in on some of the modern corporate maladies: runaway litigation, aggressive regulation, accounting ineptitude and so on.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Pittsburgh DUI Patrols, Checkpoints Coming This Weekend

PITTSBURGH -- City police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols in Pittsburgh this weekend.

The patrols and checkpoints will be held in the South Hills area from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., police said.

Police are not required to say specifically where their activity will be focused.

Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs is urged to call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or relative to get them home.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

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