Monthly Archives: October 2011


Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Anne Gallagher  
Blistering Cross-Examination of Conrad Murray Propofol Expert

In what may have been the most dramatic day of the Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial, prosecutor David Walgren provided a blistering cross-examination of Dr. Paul White, the defense team anesthesiologist expert – and final witness – who testified that he believes Michael Jackson gave himself his fatal dose of drugs.   Defense expert admits serious breaches of care occurred Still maintains Jackson injected himself "Pharmacological never-never land"   Under Walgren’s questioning, White admitted that Murray probably left Jackson unattended …

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Posted 3 years ago in Jury Awards by Martha Burns  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Here are some news items we thought you’d find interesting. No Halloween treats for Tennessee sex offenders.To make Halloween a little less scary, Tennessee put extra restrictions on sex offenders. According to a letter by the state’s board of probation and parole, sex offenders can’t visit Halloween parties, corn mazes, or haunted houses. Their porch lights have to stay off on Halloween night and they can’t open the door to trick-or-treaters. Read more about registered sex offenders and the laws …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Anne Gallagher  
Week Five of Trial of Jacko’s Doctor Ends on High Note for Defense

The defense team’s final witness – Dr. Paul White, an anesthesiologist and Propofol expert – told the Conrad Murray jury Friday he believes Michael Jackson killed himself by self-injecting Propofol. Anesthesiologist expert says Jackson self-injected Propofol Cross examination of defense witness begins today Jurors have given weeks-long trial and expert witnesses their full attention Validating the Defense’s Case The prosecution has argued that Murray had Jackson on a Propofol IV drip the day he died, resulting in an accidental overdose …

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Posted 3 years ago in Lawyers.com Bloghound Quiz by Arthur Buono  
Take the Lawyers.com Bloghound Quiz!

Test your legal absorption quotient by answering the following questions about the past week’s Lawyers.com blogs. 1. According to RealtyTrac, about how many foreclosures deferred from 2011 are scheduled to occur in 2012? one million four million 500,000 two million Find the answer 2. Which of the following "legal forms of organization" does not provide a business owner with at least some protection from liability for the business’ debts? sole proprietorship limited liability company S-corporation C-corporation Find the answer 3. The polygraph …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
She Said She Said: Confessions, Admissions and You

Shawn Gaston admitted in a videotaped confession that he murdered a Chicago police officer. He nonchalantly told investigators, “I did the shooting,” on the tape. At trial, though, he claimed he was innocent. It took a jury only two hours to find him guilty. The judge sentenced him to 125 years in prison. In a criminal case, a confession is weighty evidence of guilt. It’s the statement of the accused, admitting culpability for the crime. A confession may be a simple …

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