Former ‘Master of Disaster’ Attorney Stanley Chesley Slammed by Appeals Court in Asset Freeze Battle

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Stanley Chesley, a once-prominent plaintiffs attorney known as the “master of disaster,” may face the continued freezing of his assets after an appeals court upheld an injunction against him. The court reached this decision after determining that Chesley, who was disbarred in Cincinnati, is likely to engage in what it called a “high-stakes shell game.” The case emerged from his former clients’ efforts to collect on a $42 million judgment obtained from a Kentucky state court. These funds come from a $200 million settlement in 2001 related to fen-phen, a diet drug … Read more

Guilty Verdict Reached in Run-D.M.C. Star Jam Master Jay Murder Trial: Justice Served, But at a Price

New York – Two men have been found guilty in the murder trial of hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay, a member of the group Run-D.M.C. Jason Mizell, also known as Jam Master Jay, was shot and killed in his music studio in Hollis, Queens in 2002. The guilty verdict came after a month-long trial and three days of deliberation by the jury. The prosecution argued that Mizell’s godson, Karl Jordan Jr., and his childhood friend, Ronald Washington, killed the DJ because they were cut out of a cocaine trafficking deal. Witnesses testified that Jordan killed … Read more

Convictions Reached in Murder Case of Run-DMC Star Jam Master Jay

New York City – Two men were found guilty of murder on Tuesday in the fatal shooting of Jam Master Jay, a member of the influential hip-hop group Run-DMC. The verdict was delivered by an anonymous jury in a Brooklyn federal court. Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington faced trial for their involvement in the 2002 killing of the rap legend. Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, was known for his work as a DJ in Run-DMC, which played a pivotal role in bringing hip-hop into the mainstream music scene in the 1980s. The group … Read more

Legendary Charleston Lawyer Gedney Howe III: A Master of Storytelling and Courtroom Triumphs

Charleston, South Carolina – Gedney Howe III, a seasoned lawyer with over 50 years of experience, has earned a reputation as one of the most formidable storytellers in the legal profession. With a career that boasts an impressive portfolio of landmark cases such as Lost Trust, Operation Jackpot, and Morning Dew, it’s no wonder that his friends affectionately refer to him as the “rainmaker,” the highest honor bestowed upon an attorney. Recently, as Howe began his second half-century in the legal field, I had the opportunity to join him and his colleagues for lunch. The … Read more