Friday, August 03, 2012

Friday News & Notes

Quiet week in the District. Everyone seems to be away before school starts in a few weeks...

I posted earlier in the week about the Apple/Samsung opening statements. Looks like there was a lot more drama in that case. ATL has all the scoop about the Judge and John Quinn getting into it here. The latest update has Apple asking for sanctions.  And people think criminal law is contentious. 

John Pacenti covers the old Dyer building in an interesting article:

Mobster Meyer Lansky faced trial in the ceremonial courtroom. Deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was tried and convicted there on drug charges. Crooked judges and police also faced juries in the historic David W. Dyer Courthouse, a downtown Miami landmark distinguished by its coquina stone facade.
But the courthouse was shut down in 2008 after the lung disease death of a federal magistrate and employees complained they worked in an environment fouled by toxic mold.
Now, the General Services Administration, the building's landlord, is asking developers for ideas about what to do with the one-time post office building. In a request made public Thursday, the agency said the options include an exchange, an exchange for services, a lease or sale.
On Monday, the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management will meet at the courthouse on a hearing titled "Sitting on Our Assets: The Vacant Federal Courthouse."
 That's about it for now. Enjoy the weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Civil lawyers are usually anything but