Lawyer issues libel claim against ‘solicitorsfromhell’ website A north-east solicitor yesterday settled his libel claim against the owner of a website that blacklists solicitors and law firms. Scott Eason, principal at Eason Law, had instructed libel lawyers Carter-Ruck to bring a claim for damages of between £50,000 and £100,000 and obtain a High Court injunction against Rick Kordowski, who runs solicitorsfromhell.co.uk. Under the terms of a High Court order, Eason agreed to drop his claim for damages and costs if Kordowski removed allegations against Eason and Eason Law from the internet; undertook never again to publish allegations referring to Eason or his firm; and will write to Eason to apologise. Carter-Ruck said in a statement yesterday: ‘Scott Eason has today settled his libel action against Rick Kordowski, owner of the website Solicitors from Hell. Mr Kordowski has removed the false and defamatory allegations from his website, agreed not to publish them again and apologised to Mr Eason.’ Eason said in a statement released by Carter-Ruck yesterday: ‘I am happy and relieved that this case has now settled. I felt very strongly about what was published about me and I could not allow the allegations to remain on the internet. ‘I initially wrote to Mr Kordowski myself asking for the allegations to be taken down, but he refused to do this without payment. As a matter of principle, I refused to pay Mr Kordowski any money and he left me with no option but to issue libel proceedings against him. ‘I am glad that Mr Kordowski has accepted the allegations are false, taken them down from his website and apologised to me.’ Kordowski said today that he will not delete complaints about ‘Premium Players’ unless the person who made the original post or a High Court judge asks him to do so. Complainants do not have to pay to post on the site, but if they feel strongly about their story, they can pay £25 to have the firm listed as a ‘Premium Player,’ as long as their posting contains information that is useful to the public, Kordowski said. If listed as a premium player, a solicitor or firm cannot pay to have the posting removed, he added. Kordowski’s apology to Eason will read: ‘I would like to apologise for allowing defamatory allegations about you made by a third party to be posted on my website solicitorsfromhell.co.uk. I did not know at the time of publication that the allegations were false, but I now understand that they are. On that basis, they should never have been published. ‘I have taken the allegations down from my website and agreed not to republish anything about you or your firm again. I understand that, as I have no funds, you have kindly agreed to waive your entitlement to damages and costs. ‘I am sorry for the embarrassment and distress the allegations have caused you to suffer.’ See also Website for blacklisted solicitors plans expansion
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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]OAKLAND – The Warriors took a big step forward in securing a home-court advantage in the playoffs with yet another offensive surge in the second half, keyed by a stifling defense.More importantly, Golden State put some more distance between itself and a possible first-round matchup against Memphis – one of only two teams to have beaten coach Steve Kerr’s squad more than once this season.Klay Thompson scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and the Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Grizzlies, 106-94, on Sunday for their seventh straight win.”We just picked up our intensity,” Kerr said. ”Most of the second half, I thought our defense was much better. That fueled our offense a little bit. When we can get stops and get out and run and hit a couple of 3-pointers, that really gives our team a good charge.”Stephen Curry added 21 points and 11 assists, Andre Iguodala scored 20 and Draymond Green had nine points and seven rebounds as the Warriors (59-14) extended their lead to 2 1/2 games over the San Antonio Spurs in the race for the top spot in the West.The win did more than keep Golden State in front of San Antonio. It also kicked off a stretch of five games in eight days when the Warriors will face playoff contenders Houston (twice), San Antonio and Washington.”At this point in the season and the playoff teams that we have coming up, it gets you into that focus mode,” Curry said. ”It’s a good warmup for us to understand how important each game is, each possession is, and not look ahead. That’s playoff mentality.” ”We did a great job of running them off the 3-point line, helping out on Z-Bo (Randolph) in the post and flying around,” Thompson said. (AP)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 26: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 26, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Thompson’s late heroics blazes Warriors past Grizzlies, 106-94′ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=”]Tuesday, March 28, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/sports-Warriors-3.jpg’ attachment=’101366′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=’yes’ font_size=’15’ appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’]Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday at the ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. GETTY IMAGES[/av_image]
Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSArmando Fierro won both the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Regional Track and Field Championships in McAllen on Saturday. In so doing he qualified for the Games of Texas Championships in Waco next week.Fierro’s times in both events set Region II summer records. His time in the 1600-meters was 4 minutes 29 seconds and in the 800-meter run he hit the tape with a time of 2:02. Both times were about five seconds off his personal best times in each event.The TAAF is the governing body for the summer track and field program in Texas. Events are conducted in seven different age groups ranging from the “Tiny Tots” division, for athletes four and five years old, up through the “Seniors” group, for those competitors 17 and 18 years of age. Fierro, as an incoming senior at Port Isabel High, competes in the Senior division. To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the July 18 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. RelatedFierro second in 1600-meter run in WacoBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was another close finish for Armando Fierro on Saturday. In fact, the finishes don’t come much closer than this one. In the 1600-meter race at the Games of Texas Championships in Waco, Fierro came home second by a tenth of a second…August 2, 2011In “News”Fierro wins in Meet of Champions By LARRY GAGE Port Isabel Tarpon runner Armando Fierro continued his winning ways in the long-distance races this season by taking first place in the 1600-meter run at the RGVCA Meet of Champions on Saturday in Weslaco. He also placed second in the 800 meter race. In winning the 1600,…March 28, 2011In “Sports”Armando Fierro running down a dreamBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Armando Fierro is a young man literally on the run. A junior at Port Isabel High, Fierro got the bronze medal for his third place finish in the 3200-meter run at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin last week. It…May 19, 2011In “Sports”
Paris: The second consecutive defeat to defending champions Paris Saint-Germain in the French League One battle, which was full of drama and maneuverability. The fight, which saw five red cards and twelve yellow cards, including superstar Neymar, ended with the opening of a new chapter of shame as a direct example of indiscipline.This time it was Marzza who defeated PSG. PSG won by a single unanswered goal. The embarrassing match took place at PSG’s home ground.Marseille scored in the 31st minute through Florian Touvin. Dimitri Payet scored the only goal of the game. He also lost to PSG Lens in the last match.From the start of the match, it was a handshake. The referee had to issue five red cards after the players lost control in the final minutes of the match. PSG’s Kursawa, Neymar and Paredes were shown red cards, while Marce’s Amavi and Benedetto were shown red cards.