On August 26, 2019, Dr. Barbara Morris, a primary care and geriatric physician with over 40 years of experience, was abruptly fired by Centura Health Physician Group, at the direction of Centura Health Corporation (Centura). Her termination came on the heels of her efforts in aiding a patient in his search to find a healthcare provider who would write him a prescription for aid-in-dying medication (AID). In doing so, Centura, a faith-based healthcare organization, concluded that Dr. Morris’ conduct “violated the religious principles upon which [Centura] operates and warranted the
If the two City of Lodi Police Officer had been trained how to deal with violent, armed schizophrenic individuals, Parminder Shergill, a 37 year old Gulf War veteran, might still be alive today. Instead Mr. Shergill died on January 25, 2015 from 14 shots fired by the two police officers after he did not comply with their request to stop after they found him walking down a street in Lodi.
When a defendant is faced with criminal charges and he’s battling the judge, the District Attorney, and what feels like the entire criminal justice system, the one person he should expect to be on his side, is his attorney. Unfortunately for Robert McCoy, he not only failed to convince a jury of his innocence at trial, he wasn’t able to convince his own attorney.
A Filipino family of five who relocated to Rocky Ford, Colorado in 2011 and 2012 recently sued the husband’s sister and his brother-in-law in the US District Court for Colorado for back wages using three federal laws and two Colorado wage laws. The defendants, Leonida and Bill Sackett, were said to have financed and sponsored the family’s immigration move and then held their social security cards and other documentation from them until, they were told, their debt for the move was paid to the Sacketts.
An eight-member Los Angeles jury delivered an award of $9.8 million to the family of a woman shot dead by two Long Beach police officers in 2017. The jury found the officers acted with “malice and oppression” to cause the death of Ms. Sinuon Pream, a 37 year old, mother of four, who suffered from mental illness.
“The prosecutor’s opening statement was flagrantly, glaring, and tremendously improper.” Those are the words the Colorado Court of Appeals used to describe the racially charged language a District Attorney (D.A., prosecution) used to convict Marcus Lee Robinson of attempted sexual assault and unlawful sexual conduct. Flagrant, glaring, and tremendously improper.
When a defendant is faced with criminal charges and he’s battling the judge, the District Attorney, and what feels like the entire criminal justice system. The one person he should expect to be on his side, is his attorney. Unfortunately for Robert McCoy, he not only failed to convince a jury of his innocence at trial, he wasn’t able to convince his own attorney.