Here's Mike Maggio's statement on today's action by the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.
Did all who appeared in Maggio's court believe they'd been treated "fairly and with respect"? Not according to several I've talked with. And those who'd been in his court who may now read the disciplinary findings of words he wrote about their cases might also have cause to wonder.
The attorney for Fort Smith nursing home owner Michael Morton filed several motions in court today to support a motion for exclusion of certain evidence and his motion for a summary judgement in the suit over Judge Mike Maggio's reduction of a $5.2 million jury verdict against a Morton nursing home in Greenbrier to $1 million. /more/
The Log Cabin Democrat in Conway reports that Judge David Laser heard arguments but made no ruling on a defense request for dismissal of the civil lawsuit against nursing home owner Michael Morton and former Republican Sen. Gilbert Baker over a $4.2 million reduction in a jury verdict by then-Judge Mike Maggio. /more/
A motion filed before the Arkansas Supreme Court asks that Justice Rhonda Wood not hear the appeal of a nursing home damage case because of the campaign contributions made to her campaign by the owner of the nursing home in the case, Michael Morton of Fort Smith. This could have implications for challenges to a proposed constitutional amendment to limit damages in nursing home cases. /more/
James Harris, a Blytheville attorney, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Blytheville, the police chief, and a police officer, alleging excessive force by the policy against Chardrick Mitchell on July 4. /more/
Former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio of Conway today filed his argument for overturning his bribery conviction for reducing a $5.2 million verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million in return for campaign contributions. /more/
Plaintiffs' lawyers made their case today to continue to trial with the civil suit over then-Judge Mike Maggio's reduction of a $5.2 million jury verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million, a reduction he said he made in return for campaign contributions from the nursing home's owner. /more/
Without comment today, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected a request for a rehearing of its decision killing a proposed amendment to allow three more casinos in Arkansas because of a flawed ballot title.
Judgment day nears on HB 1733, which would implement the Walton billionaires' aim to take over the Little Rock School District. Their tentacles are many. And don't be confused by assurances that they only want a moderate amount of so-called reform.
The National Education Policy Center, a Colorado-based institution that is frequently opposed to the so-called "reform" movement embodied by the Walton-financed Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, has issued its 2014 Bunkum Awards, which include a grand prize to the University of Arkansas for what it believes to be flawed research.
Mary Steenburgen, the Arkansas native actress, has added her voice to those opposing HB 1228, the bill aimed at preserving legal discrimination against gay people under the pretext of religious freedom. It would create untold other complications for all sorts of government activities to give people a religious excuse to avoid the law.