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  • Linegar v. DLA Piper LLP

    27 May 2016 | 3:10 pm

    In 2004, Linegar, an Australian, formed KeyOvation, which eventually merged with Saflink and became IdentiPHI, in which Linegar was a major stockholder. DLA Piper law firm represented Saflink in the merger. Following the merger, DLA Piper represented IdentiPHI as corporate counsel. During the merger, IdentiPHI needed a short-term loan. Linegar[…]

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  • Griffith v. Gonzales-Alpizar

    26 May 2016 | 8:36 pm

    After respondent received a judgment for child support arrears and penalties against appellant in Nevada, as well as an award of attorney fees, appellant appealed the order. Under NRS 125.040(1)(c), a district court has discretion in a divorce suit to require one party to pay an amount of money necessary[…]

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  • Baxter v. Bock

    24 May 2016 | 4:14 pm

    Attorney Baxter and his former clients, the Bocks, participated in arbitration under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act (Bus. & Prof. Code, 6200), stipulating to be bound by the result. In his decision, the arbitrator concluded the services provided by Baxter should be valued at the amount already paid by the[…]

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  • State Nat'l Ins. Co v. County of Camden

    24 May 2016 | 1:16 pm

    Whiteside represented the County of Camden in a lawsuit brought by Anderson, which resulted in a jury award paid, in part, by the County’s excess insurer, National. According to National, the County did not notify it of the lawsuit until several months after it was filed. Whiteside initially informed National[…]

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  • Martinez v. City of Chicago

    23 May 2016 | 3:15 pm

    As part of a malicious prosecution lawsuit against Chicago, the plaintiffs sought by subpoena to discover documents from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Lawyers representing the Office, including McClellan, stated that the files no longer existed. A year later, the Presiding Judge ordered the Office to allow the plaintiffs’[…]

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False Confessions
  • Chef is tortured, raped, urinated on and robbed by evil hairdresser - Mirror.co.uk

    27 May 2016 | 2:39 pm

    Chef is tortured, raped, urinated on and robbed by evil hairdresser - Mirror.co.uk Mirror.co.ukChef is tortured, raped, urinated on and robbed by evil hairdresserMirror.co.ukHe then tried to cover his tracks by forcing his victim to make a clumsy false “confession” - which O'Reilly recorded on his mobile - in which he was made to lie that he had invited his attackers back to[…]

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  • Twin Lakes Area news briefs - Baxter Bulletin

    27 May 2016 | 9:20 am

    Twin Lakes Area news briefs - Baxter Bulletin Baxter BulletinTwin Lakes Area news briefsBaxter BulletinJared is the author of Witches in West Memphis: The West Memphis Three and another story of false confession, a book concerning the infamous murders of three children in West Memphis in 1993 and the conviction of three teenagers, who were later ...

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  • High court orders probe into 'illegal detention' case - Hindustan Times

    27 May 2016 | 2:24 am

    High court orders probe into 'illegal detention' case - Hindustan Times Hindustan TimesHigh court orders probe into 'illegal detention' caseHindustan TimesThe warrant officer found the three in the custody of Hariana police station whereas the youth levelled allegations against the CIA staff for using 'third degree' methods to elicit a false confession. They claimed that they were picked up by the[…]

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  • NLD-led government must abide by UN ruling to release Lahpai Gam – Campaign group - Mizzima News

    26 May 2016 | 9:54 pm

    NLD-led government must abide by UN ruling to release Lahpai Gam – Campaign group - Mizzima News Mizzima NewsNLD-led government must abide by UN ruling to release Lahpai Gam – Campaign groupMizzima NewsAccording to the statement, he was brutally tortured and forced to make a false confession about his connection with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and different bombings in Kachin State. He was also accused of[…]

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  • In Chicago, less than 1% saw a lawyer after arrest - CNN

    25 May 2016 | 8:22 am

    In Chicago, less than 1% saw a lawyer after arrest - CNN CNNIn Chicago, less than 1% saw a lawyer after arrestCNN"Chicago is the false confession capital of the world," Jones, the civil rights instructor, tells his young students. It's an issue that's personal for him. After he was arrested in 1991, he said the police coached him into confessing to being[…]

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Eyewitness Identification
  • Deadline nears for North Dakota deer gun license apps - The Baytown Sun

    27 May 2016 | 5:16 pm

    Deadline nears for North Dakota deer gun license appsThe Baytown SunThe Game and Fish Department says state law requires residents age 18 or older to prove residency on the application by submitting a valid North Dakota driver's license number or a North Dakota non-driver photo identification number. The application ...and more »

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  • Texas death row inmate Charles Flores granted stay - Fusion

    27 May 2016 | 4:25 pm

    Texas death row inmate Charles Flores granted stay - Fusion FusionTexas death row inmate Charles Flores granted stayFusionNow, the trial court in Flores' case will hold a hearing specifically on the hypnosis issue and the eyewitness identification. If Flores' lawyers can show by a preponderance of the evidence that a jury would acquit him today after hearing new ...Texas Court[…]

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  • People v. Salazar - The Recorder

    27 May 2016 | 2:58 pm

    People v. SalazarThe RecorderTwo other customers testified that they were approached in the Beef Bowl that night and "hit up" by gang members asking where they were from, a way of seeking their gang identification. Arnold Lemus said he was eating with two friends when "some guys ...and more »

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  • Police: Fare-beater wanted for 1990 shooting in other state - Bryan-College Station Eagle

    27 May 2016 | 11:51 am

    Police: Fare-beater wanted for 1990 shooting in other state - Bryan-College Station Eagle CBS NewsPolice: Fare-beater wanted for 1990 shooting in other stateBryan-College Station EagleNEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man arrested for subway fare-beating in New York City was wanted for a 1990 shooting in Massachusetts. Police say Officer Jorge Roca noticed Anibal Vargas manipulating a turnstile at a Manhattan subway[…]

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  • Sandwich Minors Busted On Alcohol Charges - CapeNews.net

    27 May 2016 | 9:27 am

    Sandwich Minors Busted On Alcohol ChargesCapeNews.netThe charges include a 19-year-old East Sandwich man who will be summonsed for being a minor in possession of alcohol and use of false identification; a 20-year-old Forestdale man who will be summonsed for being a minor in possession of alcohol; ...and more »

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Wrongful Conviction
  • Is There a Cure for Wrongful Convictions? - Huffington Post

    27 May 2016 | 9:25 am

    Is There a Cure for Wrongful Convictions? - Huffington Post Huffington PostIs There a Cure for Wrongful Convictions?Huffington PostFor decades, we have been witnessing the evolution of exonerations for wrongful convictions. There was a time when an innocent prisoner being exonerated was world news—now, it's an everyday occurrence. According to the National Registry of ...

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  • To Prevent Wrongful Convictions, Police and Lawmakers Move Toward Reform - WGRZ.com

    25 May 2016 | 8:02 pm

    To Prevent Wrongful Convictions, Police and Lawmakers Move Toward Reform - WGRZ.com WGRZ.comTo Prevent Wrongful Convictions, Police and Lawmakers Move Toward ReformWGRZ.comSome of these wrongful convictions in New York are the product of past police practices and investigative procedures. Times have changed, certainly, and law enforcement and prosecutors don't conduct investigations the same way they did in, say, the ...

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  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Overturn of Wrongful Conviction - MWC News

    25 May 2016 | 10:46 am

    Chelsea Manning Seeks Overturn of Wrongful ConvictionMWC NewsManning was wrongfully imprisoned for courageously revealing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan Pentagon officials want suppressed. Responsible parties got medals and promotions. Manning got prison. Show trial proceedings sentenced her to 35 ...and more »

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  • Criminologists to study effect of wrongful convictions - Scottish Legal News

    23 May 2016 | 4:36 am

    Criminologists to study effect of wrongful convictionsScottish Legal NewsA new project will see criminologists study the effect of wrongful convictions on the lives of victims after their release, The Herald reports. The study, based in Glasgow and undertaken by experts from Oxford University, will see victims of ...

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  • Man serves 20 years after wrongful conviction in toddler's death - The San Diego Union-Tribune

    13 May 2016 | 6:03 am

    Man serves 20 years after wrongful conviction in toddler's death - The San Diego Union-Tribune The San Diego Union-TribuneMan serves 20 years after wrongful conviction in toddler's deathThe San Diego Union-TribuneKenneth Marsh spent over two decades in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend's son. Marsh moved in with his girlfriend, Brenda Buell, and her two children in October 1982, according to court[…]

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Forensic Science

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American Bar Association Criminal Topics
  • New Push in Congress to Reverse 'Overcriminalization' in Criminal Code - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    26 May 2016 | 10:27 am

    New Push in Congress to Reverse 'Overcriminalization' in Criminal CodeWall Street Journal (blog)The notion of over-criminalization–that the government is turning too many activities into crimes–has drawn widespread attention from groups ranging from the American Bar Association to the Heritage Foundation. It prompted an extensive examination by a ...

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  • Wake Up Call: Pfizer Reportedly Cuts Law Firm Panel - Bloomberg Big Law Business

    26 May 2016 | 4:32 am

    Wake Up Call: Pfizer Reportedly Cuts Law Firm Panel - Bloomberg Big Law Business Bloomberg Big Law BusinessWake Up Call: Pfizer Reportedly Cuts Law Firm PanelBloomberg Big Law BusinessFederal prosecutors have asked the judge in a criminal case against FedEx Corp to follow an approach to online research on jurors that Judge William Alsup recently took when he pushed lawyers in the blockbuster Google-Oracle[…]

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  • Ward 8 Fair Offers 2nd Chance to Convicted Residents - Afro American

    25 May 2016 | 8:46 pm

    Ward 8 Fair Offers 2nd Chance to Convicted Residents - Afro American Afro AmericanWard 8 Fair Offers 2nd Chance to Convicted ResidentsAfro AmericanAccording to the American Bar Association, a criminal record can restrict access to education, employment, public housing, student financial aid, welfare benefits, military service, and the right to vote. Expungement clears arrests and convictions of ...and more »

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  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

    25 May 2016 | 3:54 pm

    President Obama Announces More Key Administration PostsWhitehouse.gov (press release)He held various positions in the U.S. Coast Guard, including Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Atkin also served as Acting Assistant Commandant for Marine .... Ms. Craig-Taylor is a past Vice ...and more »

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  • Business briefs - Casper Journal

    25 May 2016 | 10:06 am

    Business briefsCasper JournalOrtiz specializes in litigation and is a member of the American Bar Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, Defense Research Institute, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, the Wyoming State Bar Association and the Natrona County Bar ...and more »

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