The jury has been deliberating for 3 days in the State v. Marissa Devault death penalty trial. The jury can convict her of First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder (heat of passion) or it could acquit her - although I find that unlikely. Here is a … [Read more...] about Quick Update on Day 3 of Jury Deliberations in State v. Devault
It is still surprising to me that parties to a contract frown at the idea of mediation instead of an arbitration. Seriously people, arbitration is expensive and seldom takes less time than a full fledged court case. Let me break it down for … [Read more...] about Is Mediation Better Than Arbitration?
When I was young I remember going to the Riverside drug store and buying candy with my girlfriend Missy. I am sure I purchased a box or two of the "candy cigarettes" and after I tasted them I am fairly certain I didn't buy any more. They were … [Read more...] about Do You Remember Those Candy Cigarettes From When We Were Kids?
A lot a movement has happened in State v. Jodi Arias in the past couple days leading up to the status conference scheduled for Monday, August 26. It is anticipated that the firm trial date will be scheduled on Monday. Additionally, the Judge may … [Read more...] about Motions and Twitter and Juries Oh My! (State v. Jodi Arias)
Kanye West had a slight altercation with a "papparazzo" at the airport a short while ago and although the district attorney declined to press any assault charges, a civil lawsuit against the outspoken rapper has in fact ensued. Guess who is … [Read more...] about Kanye, Kanye, Kanye – Being Sued and Making Statements
This is the exact question that the California legislature is dealing with and the topic I spoke with Shep Smith on Studio B today about. SB115 would give a man, who contributed his sperm in assisted reproductive methods, the opportunity to argue … [Read more...] about Should Sperm Donors Have Parental Rights?
Let me give you some free advice...are you ready? Have a pen and paper to write this down? Okay, here you go: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE BEFORE YOU CALL AN ATTORNEY! I received a call the other day at about 10:00 a.m. from someone who … [Read more...] about You Waited Until the Last Minute?
I was very surprised that the Jury stopped its deliberations at 6pm tonight. I expected them to deliberate until around 10pm tonight. They are sequestered which means they cannot go home to their own beds, pillows or loved ones until the verdict is … [Read more...] about Zimmerman Jury Stops