“My client knew she was one of a small group of women who chose to speak up about one of the most powerful men in American media. Leslie Moonves’ departure from CBS demonstrates the importance behind the power of the collective voices of these brave women. I am proud of my client’s strength, clarity and perseverance.” Diana Fitzgerald
“Wendy Haskell made the decision to right a giant wrong,” her attorney, Diana Fitzgerald, told Reuters late Wednesday in a telephone interview from Miami. “She now joins a growing group of valiant women who have decided essentially enough is enough. “Right now we are experiencing a very powerful movement in our country as we are witnessing a first generation of women who are not going to take it anymore.”
"The appellate court ruled in favor of protecting public employees' First Amendment rights when reporting information and corruption as whistle-blowers," said Carollo's attorney, Diana Fitzgerald. "It wasn't about the money for Joe, it was about the principle."
Fitzgerald told the Miami Herald the appeals court “provided a very important guideline for other public officials in the future.”
“A reasonable public official would have known at the time they terminated Carollo in retaliation for speaking as a citizen who was exposing corruption that such termination would violate his first amendment rights,” she said.
"It's been continuous pleading with them to try to figure out what’s going on." said Frazetta Jr.'s Miami attorney, Diana L. Fitzgerald. The suit was filed in Florida because Frazetta Jr.'s sisters live here.
Diana Fitzgerald, Frank Frazetta Jr.'s civil attorney, said the family is ready to work together.
"Everybody got their happy ending; the whole family did," she said, adding her client is "a valuable asset to his father's legacy. Now that everyone’s in agreement, we're really looking forward to the future. He's obviously excited to have Frank Sr. back in his life."
Surprising to many, Florida law provides some specific means for protecting artists’ rights and property. For instance, the Artist’s Consignment Act, Fla. Stat. §§ 686.501- 686.506, contains a handful of laws that directly address, and govern, the relationship between artists and art dealers.
The mortgage industry meltdown has directly impacted financial giants, such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and AIG, as well as millions of homeowners who confront sharp decline in home values, enormous losses in equity and foreclosures in unprecendented numbers.