Daily Archives: May 15, 2013 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Dueling Motions to Exclude Evidence in Zimmerman Trial

As his trial date of June 10 closes in, George Zimmerman’s lawyers are trying to limit expert testimony about whose voice is calling for help on a 911 call, while the state is trying to make sure the trial doesn’t turn into an exposé of victim Trayvon Martin’s life.    Screaming for Recognition Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara on May 3 asked the court to hold an evidentiary hearing over whether the testimony of voice recognition experts the state intends to …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Police Shooting Victim’s Family Wins $8.8 Million

A jury awarded $8.8 million to the family of a man shot three times and killed by police while getting out of his car. Police in Culver City, Calif., pulled over 27-year-old Lejoy Grissom in a parking lot in the middle of the day on April 25, 2010, because they suspected he had robbed a nearby electronics store. Four more officers and a supervisor arrived as back-up and drew their guns as they ordered Grissom out of the car. Moments …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Current Events Editors Picks by Staff Editor   
Amanda Knox Acquits Herself Well in New Book

Was Amanda Knox naïve before she was arrested for murder in Italy? Yes. Was her behavior often flaky, clueless and inappropriate for her situation? Yes. Was her youthful attractiveness a liability with the media and at trial? Maybe. Was she a killer who stabbed her roommate? No way. In her new memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard,” Amanda Knox of Seattle, Wash., describes the nightmare of her 43 hours of interrogation over three days, an 11-month trial and four years in …

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Posted 4 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Aaron Kase  
Who Owns the Rights to “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

Harper Lee only wrote one book in her life, but what a book. Her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” published in 1960, spins the tale of a small town attorney who tries to stand up against the forces of racial injustice. The book, an instant hit, won a Pulitzer Prize and has sold over 30 million copies. Now, Lee is claiming that a duplicitous agent bilked the copyright from her. According to a federal lawsuit filed in New York, …

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