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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-03 10:37 PM
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Judge Looks at Cheney Fraud Lawsuit
By DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer


DALLAS - Halliburton Co. asked a federal judge Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit charging that the company and Vice President Dick Cheney, its former chief executive, misled investors by changing the way it counted revenue from construction projects. ---

Houston-based Halliburton recently agreed to pay $6 million to settle about 20 potential class-action lawsuits that raised the same charges but didn't name Cheney as a defendant.

A Halliburton lawyer, Ronald W. Stevens, said the accounting change was disclosed in SEC filings beginning in 1999 and that Judicial Watch had failed to produce evidence of fraud. ---

After a 90-minute hearing, U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay began considering the Halliburton motion to dismiss the case.

The judge expressed skepticism about some of Judicial Watch's claims, saying that the group was just assuming that Cheney knew details about the accounting change. But he left open the possibility that the group could revise its lawsuit after gathering more evidence of fraud.

A lawyer for Cheney, Steven M. Farina from the Washington office of Williams & Connolly, attended the hearing but did not speak. He declined to comment after the session.


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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-03 10:44 PM
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1. Here we go again!.........Another judge has a gun to his head....hmmmm
Man is being tested and many are failing!
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-03 10:49 PM
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2. Doesn't sound like
another rightwing clone.



Washington, D.C.--Congresswoman Johnson expressed delight today that the United States Senate confirmed President Clinton's nomination of City Attorney of Dallas, Sam Lindsay for United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. This evening, the Senate approved Mr. Lindsay's confirmation by voice-vote. Mr. Lindsay is the first African-American U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. On Wednesday, February 25, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Mr. Lindsay's nomination. Congresswoman Johnson testified and gave opening remarks for Mr. Lindsay and is happy that his nomination received prompt and successful consideration by the entire Senate. The Judiciary Committee voted on him favorably on Thursday, March 5.

"This is truly an exciting day for Mr. Lindsay, his family, the city of Dallas...as well as the entire state of Texas. During his twenty-year legal career in the Dallas City Attorney's office, Mr. Lindsay has demonstrated the utmost character and legal skills to be a federal judge. Today, the Senate filled a judicial vacancy with an individual who possesses the appropriate judicial temperament, fairness and integrity that must be shown by a federal judge. I congratulate Mr. Lindsay on his confirmation and I am confident that he will be a good federal judge."

http://www.house.gov/ebjohnson/pr031198-confirmation.ht...
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-03 11:00 PM
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3. Uhhh.excuse me judge
But I have a slight problem with your rationalyou say:

The judge expressed skepticism about some of Judicial Watch's claims, saying that the group was just assuming that Cheney knew details about the accounting change. But he left open the possibility that the group could revise its lawsuit after gathering more evidence of fraud.

The motherfucker was the CEO, the head honcho, to whom all kisses ass to, had the office where the buck stops.and youre wondering if he had any fucking idea what was going on and now hes the fucking V.P. of the U.S.Theres just no way he could have said that with a straight face.
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LauraK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-03 05:27 PM
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4. At least he left the door open!
Cheney was on the budget committee if memory serves. They will have a strong comeback for the case. Cheney was right in the middle of the accounting practices and there is a paper trail.
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umcwb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-03 05:32 PM
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5. Kick, n/t
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