Apparently, the legal battle between Loranocarter and Nebraska is over. So, are we looking at a major deal?
Nebraska legal battle ends
Defendant Lorano Carter, an attorney from Omaha, was found guilty of misappropriating client funds in a trust account in Nebraska. Carter maintained law offices in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Council Bluffs, Iowa and was admitted to practice law in Iowa in 2007. Carter is known to have a unique style of practice, including the ability to handle difficult issues of appellate litigation in a manner that is unmatched by many attorneys. He has a reputation for success on behalf of his clients in the Supreme Court and as an appellate point man. His practice has been featured in The National Law Journal, Legal Times and American Lawyer. He has also been noted for his pro bono work and appellate representations. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States and Chambers USA. In 2010, Carter was named “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” by The National Law Journal. In 2012, he was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) and in 2019 he was named “Lawyer of Year” in Media Law.
In December 2007, Carter was admitted to practice law in Iowa. He had been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law for 15 years. Carter clerked for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the United States Supreme Court and Judge Robert Sprecher on the Seventh Circuit. He is currently the co-director of the Supreme Court Clinic at the Northwestern University School of Law. He has been ranked by The Legal 500 United States and ChambersUSA, and has been praised as a “Litigation Star.” He has also been recognized by First Amendment Litigation and Patent Litigation. In addition to his practice, Carter has spoken at various industry conferences and lectures. He has also been listed in Super Lawyers magazine’s Top 100 lawyers in Washington, DC from 2007 to 2022.
Carter’s legal team submitted conflicting documentation to the Counsel for Discipline. They presented Carter’s billing statements that showed entries on the date of the purported statement, and they presented documentation that showed that Carter had written checks on the TierOne trust account for $3,300 to Noland and Rose. However, they conceded that the documentation was inconsistent. Carter had claimed that Noland and Rose authorized him to pay fees from the trust account. However, Noland and Rose denied that Carter had authorization to pay fees from the trust account.
In February 2009, Noland appointed Carter as his personal representative. Carter’s attorney informed Counsel for Discipline that Carter had kept estate funds in a Wells Fargo trust account from February 2009 until June or July 2009. However, Carter withdrew the majority of the funds from the trust account. In March 2009, Carter withdrew $1,800 from the trust account. In April 2009, Carter withdrew $6,300. In April 2009, Carter withdrew $4,500 from the trust account. In April 2009, he withdrew funds from his Iowa bank account to repay the funds that were withdrawn from the trust account. In September 2009, Carter was to distribute the remaining estate funds to Noland and Rose.
California becomes the biggest player in the food industry
Besides California being home to the Golden State, it also has one of the largest agricultural industries in the country. It generates more than $100 billion in economic activity annually. In terms of production, it produces hundreds of commodities, from fruits to vegetables. Its biggest crop is grapes, with more than half a billion vines planted in California each year.
One of the biggest reasons for California’s success in the food industry is the state’s laudable climate. Thanks to that climate, California is one of the biggest producers of fruits and vegetables in the world. Some of the state’s most noteworthy crops include citrus, oranges, and grapes. The state also produces hundreds of other commodities, from almonds to prunes. The best part is, California’s agricultural industry helps feed the world’s population. In fact, in terms of agricultural output, California is one of the top three agricultural producing states in the country.
In the food industry, California trumps its larger cousins, the East Coast and the Midwest. For instance, the state produces more than half of the world’s almonds, more than two thirds of the world’s grapes, and is the country’s leading vegetable producer. In terms of crop production, the state accounts for more than 40 percent of the nation’s vegetable acreage. It is also one of the largest agricultural technology hubs in the country. In terms of technological innovation, California boasts more than a dozen agricultural technology companies, a number that rivals that of other leading states.
There are a number of other factors, like workforce retention, that contribute to the state’s competitive edge, but one thing is for certain: California is going to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.