CHICAGO – Lindsey Dates, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office, has been selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Lindsey joins more than 170 other young attorneys from around the country for this year’s Fellows program
INDIANAPOLIS — An IUPUI professor is one of two Indiana University faculty members named to a list of the 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine.
Randall T. Shepard, distinguished visiting professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and visiting professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, also part of the IUPUI campus, is No. 21 on the annual list.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grant Thornton LLP named Mark Oster as national managing partner of its Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices effective Aug. 1. Oster, who also becomes part of the firm’s National Leadership Team, succeeds Frank Kurre. Kurre was recently announced as the firm’s new office managing partner of its New York practice.
Group Pushes Installation of State-of-the-Art Monitors to Save Lives
For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2013
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Norfolk, Va. — PETA has sent an urgent letter to 500 police agencies across the country alerting them to the perils of leaving K9 officers in unattended patrol cars during warm weather. Included with the letter—which points out that in 2012 alone there were numerous news reports of heat-related deaths of K9 officers—is a poster that shows a police officer and his K9 partner standing next to a squad car and reads, “Please Remember: Hot Cars Kill.” The poster goes on to explain how the temperature inside a parked vehicle can shoot sky-high within minutes and that a dog trapped inside can endure an agonizing and terrifying death. PETA recommends that all K9 unit cars be equipped with the latest heat-monitoring systems, which can page the police officer—and even open a door—if the vehicle shuts off or the air-conditioning system malfunctions.
“We depend on our partners to keep us safe and they depend on us to keep them safe,” says Kevin Johnson, national president of the United States Police Canine Association. “Please, take a few minutes to remember your partner and do not leave them behind.”
In one 2012 incident cited by PETA, a police lieutenant in Georgia discovered his K9 partner, Sasha, dead in his patrol car. Before dying from heat exhaustion, Sasha clawed through the seats, bit through the seatbelts, and tore off the rearview mirror in a desperate attempt to escape. Just this week—and also in Georgia—a K9 officer named Spartacus was found dead from heatstroke in his handler’s car.
Every year, PETA receives reports of dogs who have died after being left alone in a car on a warm day—even when the windows are left slightly open or the car is parked in the shade. Dogs can succumb to heatstroke in just 15 minutes and sustain brain damage as a result. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a shaded car is 90 degrees, and the inside of a car parked in the sun can reach 160 degrees in minutes. Symptoms of heatstroke include restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, a dark tongue, vomiting, and lack of coordination.
PETA’s letter to the police departments is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
The FBI and local police in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas are seeking a serial armed bank robber dubbed the “Loan Ranger Bandit.” He is believed to be responsible for the October 26, 2012 robbery of the BankcorpSouth in Madison, Mississippi.
During the robberies, the armed man, who did not attempt to disguise his face, displayed a note demanding 20s, 50s, and 100s and received an undisclosed amount of money. To date, no one has been physically harmed.
Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce Wayne C. Kreuscher has joined the law firm as a partner in its White Plains office. He joins the firm’s Product Liability and Transportation Practice Groups. He was previously a partner at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that Jordan S. Weinstein has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Department. Previously, Weinstein was a partner with Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
Frank J. Ciano, William G. Kelly and Michael D. Shalhoub, partners in the White Plains office of the law firm Goldberg Segalla LLP, were listed in the 2011 New York Super Lawyers – Westchester Edition. All three were recognized in the Personal Injury Defense: Products practice area.