Daily News Corrections

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Updated July 21 to correctly name Pence’s law school.

Black man shot by officer in Minnesota had been pulled over 52 times by police

Updated at 3:15 p.m. to remove the incorrect reference to a white officer in the headline of the story.

Actual innocence is needed for claim of sentencing malpractice, Washington Supreme Court says

Updated July 11 to correctly state that it was the Washington Supreme Court who upheld the dismissal of Christopher Piris’ legal malpractice suit.

Is more cemetery regulation needed? Lawsuit plaintiffs say answer is yes

Updated on April 12 to fix a misspelling of the cemetery name.

Phony $10M Uber lawsuit supposedly filed by shooting suspect was accepted by federal court workers

Updated on March 18 to change headline and language describing the court workers.

Los Angeles sues developer for $20M, says building was unprotected against fire caused by arson

Updated on May 17 to clarify headline and to correct the spelling of the developer’s name.

Justice Department inspector general says legal opinion will impair his watchdog role

Updated at 12:24 p.m. to correct the name of the DOJ office which released the opinion. It was the Office of Legal Counsel.

Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful

Corrected on July 27 to reflect that Malamud is not a lawyer.

New York bar section releases social media guidelines for lawyers

Corrected on June 24 to state that the guidelines are advisory in nature and to link to the guidelines.

Magna Carta’s 800th birthday brings vows of rededication to its ideals

Updated at 1:55 p.m. clarify that Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at a ceremony before the rededication.

Daily News Clarifications

Statutory rape victim is told to pay child support

Updated on Sept. 12 to explain the child-support requirement in Arizona’s public-assistance programs.

Law Profs Sign Letter Calling Obama’s Contraception Compromise Unacceptable

Updated Feb. 21 to clarify that Robert George is a jurisprudence professor for Princeton University undergraduates.

After NJ Justice Refuses to Rule in Some Divided Cases, Senate Urges His Resignation

Updated on Feb. 22 to clarify that Anne Patterson is Gov. Christie’s new nominee.

Wis. Disciplinary Group Reopens Probe of Embattled DA Now Accused by Multiple Women

Updated on Sept. 28 to remove implication that the Office of Lawyer Regulation is a part of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Magazine Corrections

Court says criminal defendants should be allowed to pay lawyers with ‘untainted’ funds

Print and initial online versions of “Asset Protection,” June, about the Supreme Court ruling in Luis v. United States, should have reported that the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Atlanta affirmed the district court’s ruling against Sila Luis.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Secret Snitches: California case uncovers long-standing practice of planting jailhouse informants

Print and initial online versions of “Secret Snitches,” May, should have reported that only the Orange County counsel objected to the disclosure of inmate movement records in People v. Wozniak. It also should have stated that informant Oscar Moriel told authorities inmate Sergio Elizarraraz claimed responsibility for a murder; both Elizarraraz and another inmate said that Luis Vega, one of the accused, was not there during the crime.

The ABA Journal regrets the errors.

Midyear meeting tour provides an up-close look at immigration issues

Print and initial online versions of “At the Wall,” May, should have placed midyear meeting attendees’ post-field trip activities in San Diego.

Some law firms look outside law practice to avoid their ‘Kodak moment’

Print and initial online versions of “Tech Trekkers,” April, should have identified Martin Tully as co-chair of Akerman’s data law practice.

The Journal regrets the error.

Court systems rethink the use of financial bail, which some say penalizes the poor

In print and initial online versions of “Bail’s Failings,” April, about the use of financial bail, Zina Makar’s title and role in the Shannan Wise case were improperly identified. Makar is an Open Society Institute fellow working in partnership with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. She is not a public defender. Makar represented Wise in order to secure her release from pretrial custody. After her release, the charges against Wise were ultimately dismissed.

The Journal regrets the errors.

How a lawyer devoted to clear writing can make a difference

Because of an editing error, the subhead on print and early Web versions of Bryan Garner’s February column,“Charting a Public Service Path,” misidentifies as one and the same the aspiring library board member and the municipal charter drafter. They are separate individuals.

The Journal regrets the error.

UnitedLex partners with law schools to give new grads work experience

Due to an editing error, the print and initial online versions of “Legal Residency,” February, misidentifies legal services outsourcing firm UnitedLex as a law firm.

The Journal regrets the error.

Metrics can tell the tale of a firm’s fate

Print and initial online versions of “Killer Calculations,” January, should have referred to Michael McKenney as the head of investment finance for Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group.

The Journal regrets the error.

New top-level posts grow from law firm tech expertise

In print and initial online versions of the Business of Law article “C-Sweet,” January, page 34, Paul McVoy was misidentified as being a lawyer. McVoy, formerly Milberg’s director of litigation support and now CEO of Meta-e Discovery, does not have a law degree.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Is video visitation helpful or harmful for prisoners and their families?

Due to a reporting error, print and initial online versions of “Virtually There,” October, incorrectly stated that Global Tel-Link and Securus Technologies require jails to eliminate in-person visits as a condition of using their virtual visitation services. A Global Tel-Link representative says the company has no such policy. A Securus rep says that it does not mandate video visitation only, and that clients have the authority to decide whether face-to-face visits are also allowed.

The Journal regrets the error.

Magazine Clarifications

Trading in IP addresses becomes a lucrative market

Print and initial online versions of “Address Advantage,” November, said Marc Lindsey “brokered a deal to sell Nortel’s remaining IP addresses.” Though Lindsey was an adviser on the sale, he was not the official broker of it.

This D.C. lawyer coordinated a massive pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims

Regarding “10 Questions: Held Accountable,” April, page 11, about the pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims, survivors and heirs that secured a $60 million fund from the French government: Stephen Rodd and Harriet Tamen first filed suit in the matter in 2000, and they are continuing litigation to hold the railway company accountable.

Unwanted Guests

Unwanted Guests,” November, should have described Mark Ryavec’s duplex as being built about 1905. The Los Angeles County assessor’s office lists that date and 1947. Ryavec says the house was built in 1907 and a two-bedroom structure in back was built in 1949.

Schools start to rethink zero tolerance policies

The print and the initial online version of “Less Than Zero,” August, should have said that Mariame Kaba’s group, Project Nia, stopped running the peace room at Chicago’s Stephen F. Gale Math & Science Academy in 2011.

Industry, not practice, makes perfect

Print and initial Web versions of the August Law Scribbler column (”Industry, Not Practice, Makes Perfect”) should have noted that Kansas City and St. Louis host the two largest offices in the Missouri-based law firm Husch Blackwell.

California’s ban on standard-caged birds poses a chicken-egg problem

In print and initial Web versions of “States Cry Fowl,” June, Jonathan Lovvorn should have been identified as chief counsel for the Humane Society of the United States’ animal protection litigation department.

For vacationers encountering trouble on cruise ships, U.S. laws may provide little help

Print and initial online versions of “Cruising Toward Calamity,” November, should have stated that attorney Charles A. Patrizia is co-chair of the Maritime Committee of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law.

Key battles of WWII were fought in courtrooms and legislatures, shows new ABA book

After the issue had gone to the printer, George Clooney announced that his film, The Monuments Men, would be released next year, not in December, as reported in “Lawyers and the Good War.”

Know Your Dough: Division Lends Support to Financial Literacy Project for High School Kids

In print and early Web versions of “Know Your Dough,” January, should have identified Benes Z. Aldana as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, currently serving as the chief of legal engagements for the U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

Biloxi Blues: Legal-Cost Fears Have Victims of the Oil Spill Sliding out of the Middle Class

The feature “Biloxi Blues,” November, refers to an ABAJournal.com news summary that contains a quote from Miami lawyer Kendall Coffey. Although the reader comments referenced in the story appear in the ABAJournal.com webpost from Aug. 22, 2012, the original quote appeared in a National Law Journal article penned by Coffey on Aug. 15, 2012.