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Blind Justice: When Can Mistaken Eye Witness Testimony Send You to Jail?

For the past two years Lawrence Williams has sat in jail for a crime he did not commit. In 2010, a jury concluded that Mr. Williams and an unknown accomplice shot a robbery victim in the shoulder for not handing over a gold chain. The judge sentenced him to ten years in prison, but Mr…. Read More »

Lawyer Couple Accused of Planting Drugs on School Worker

A California couple has been accused of planting drugs on a volunteer at their son’s elementary school. Kent Easter, 38, and Jill Easter, 39, are both lawyers, and have been indicted on charges of conspiracy to procure false arrest, conspiracy to falsely report a crime and other charges. They are currently free on $20,000 bail… Read More »

Inside the Lawyers Studio: Media Coverage on Cases Involving Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines illegal insider trading as “…buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material, nonpublic information about the security. Insider trading violations may also include “tipping” such information, securities trading by the person “tipped,” and… Read More »