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Film about climber to be released soon

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Indiana Lawyer Rehearing

Since receiving a call from the family of Aron Ralston, a hiker who cut off his own arm to free himself from a boulder in Utah in May 2003, Indianapolis attorney Ronald E. Elberger has represented Ralston on a book deal, media appearances, and most recently the deal for a movie about his struggle.

That movie, “127 Hours,” based on the book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” is scheduled to premiere Nov. 5, according to a release. The movie premieres will take place in Toronto and London. The book was published in September 2004. Elberger’s firm, Bose McKinney & Evans, announced the film and book re-issue deal Nov. 11, 2009.

The film involved “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy. Another “Slumdog Millionaire” alum, producer Christian Colson, produced the film with John Smithson, the producer of “Vertical Limit,” another survival story involving mountain climbers.

Ralston has appeared on talk shows and is a motivational speaker where he discusses his ordeal. After his arm was pinned against a canyon wall by a boulder, he amputated it with a pocketknife before descending a 65-foot rock wall and walking 6 miles before he was rescued. His family led the search team when he didn’t check in with them after a longer than usual time had passed.
 

Rehearing "Attorney nets movie deal for climber" Nov. 25-Dec. 8, 2009

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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