Five Famous Cases of the Wrongfully Accused

The consequences of wrongful convictions are devastating, and false accusations often dog victims for the rest of their lives. False criminal charges can negatively impact one’s employment and general reputation; it is imperative to contact a lawyer to defend your case as quickly as possible. Consider these five cases of wrongful persecution:

ANNE BOLEYN 

When Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry the VIII, failed to produce a male heir, the king and his advisors accused her of adultery and treason in an effort to negate their marriage. Members of the king’s court were interrogated and even tortured into admitting to affairs with the queen. Anne and four other men were executed for their alleged crimes. 

5 Ways Divorce Can Make You and Your Family Stronger

If somebody told you that divorce was going to make your family stronger, you probably would not believe them. In reality, divorce can actually bring your family closer together. You may not be married to your ex-spouse anymore, but you are still co-parenting. You still have a responsibility to your children to make it all work.

One-on-one Time

As much as you may hate to give up custody of your children every other weekend, your children will have a chance to spend time with each parent one-on one. This allows them to get to know both mom and dad separately. You may be surprised at how quickly the dynamic of your relationship changes. Plus, you will have some alone time to regroup.

Set Aside Emotions

Instead of thinking that taking certain actions as a parent will hurt your relationship as a couple, you can put your children first. Of course this also means that you cannot allow bad emotions to come between you and your ex-spouse. Communication is still important in spite of the fact that you are no longer in a relationship. Your Indianapolis law office will help you determine how to communicate effectively.

Federal judge refuses to dismiss the lawsuit against Bank of America

The Bank of America was dragged into litigation by the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) that filed suit in the U.S District Court, Southern District of New York against the bank. PSERS alleged that as shareholders, they were misled by the bank about its exposure to the risky mortgage security and its (bank’s) dependence on the mortgage electronic registry system (MERS).

The U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan refused to dismiss the lawsuit and allowed the investor plaintiffs to pursue securities fraud claims for billions of dollars in alleged losses. However, the federal judge dismissed several claims against the current CEO Brian Moynihan, his predecessor Kenneth Lewis and several of the underwriters, executives and directors. The plaintiffs alleged that the bank was in fact aware that it could not raise enough capital and therefore would be pushed into repurchasing billions of dollars of security that are backed by risky loans especially from Bank of America acquired Countrywide.

Further, allegations were made that the bank knew that the record keeping in Merscorp Inc’s private Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems registry was so poor that it would not be able to legally forestall on thousands of delinquent mortgages. However, Bank of America responded by stating that it had properly disclosed its use of MERS and that it had no obligation to disclose the speculative possibility of large buybacks.

EU law considers Google guilty of breach of privacy

In an age where information on almost all occasions is equated with economic value, the company that has taken as its responsibility the organization of world’s information is currently in breach of law set by the European Union. The ruling from the European Justice Commissioner just a few days after Google restructured its privacy policy towards making it more simple and understandable by users of the site. Google has already been in trouble before on the other side of the Atlantic because of the controversial street view feature in Google maps. The feature raised privacy issues much like the current restricting is considered to be breach of. The doubt in its privacy policy could lead to a Europe wide investigation that can be potentially harmful for the already tainted reputation of the company. The move is unlikely to have huge monetary impact of the company that enjoys immense and deep loyalty either out of convenience that users find with its products or out of pure love and respect for the company.

Olympus Chiefs in trouble with the law

Seven men including the former President Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, former executive vice president Hisashi Mori and former auditor Hideo Yamada of Olympus Corp and their former bankers Akio Nakagawa and Nobumasa Yokoo and two others have been arrested in Japan in connection with a 1.7 billion dollar fraud that was perpetrated in the late 80’s to hide some risky investments made during Japan’s bubble economy.

In October the then chief executive Michael Woodford, a Briton and one of the rare foreign heads of a Japanese firm, questioned some dubious deals, this resulted in his being sacked by the Olympus board. It has since been found that these deals had been used to conceal the losses through complex takeover deals at the endoscope and camera maker. Mr. Woodford told reporters at a news conference that very large sums of money were involved and there is still a long way to go before a complete understanding of the magnitude of the fraud is uncovered, including the extent of the banks involvement.

 

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