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Carl A. Cathcart

Is There A Tree In Court: YES!!!

Meet Expert Witness Carl Cathcart Trees don’t grow in court, but their legal issues do!  Expert Tree Witness Carl Cathcart has been in federal and state courts testifying about tree law for 40 years. Trees and Golf Regularly golfing at Fort Devens, this golfer also worked there.  At day’s end, wind blowing or not, he […]

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Aviva Jeruchim Boston Defense Attorney

OS+ Spotlight Interview: Boston Defense Attorney Discusses Crime Lab Scandal

Aviva Jeruchim is a Criminal Defense Attorney and partner in the Boston law firm of Jeruchim & Davenport, LLP.  As a member of the Massachusetts Criminal Defense Bar, Ms. Jeruchim agreed to speak with OS+ regarding the unfolding scandal at the state’s Hinton Crime Laboratory where a chemist has confessed to falsification of drug testing […]

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Joe Paterno

Guilty Pleasures – Celebrity Depositions

An inescapable fact of modern-day life is the assault we continuously withstand from Celebrity News – and with the advent of reality television, I use the term ‘celebrity’ very, very loosely.  It’s simply not our fault that, despite a near total lack of interest, we still know way more about the private lives of Tom […]

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The NFL’s Conundrum: Depositions or Autopsies?

Lawyers representing more than 1,500 ex-players and their families petitioned the US District Court in Philadelphia last week to expedite depositions in a case alleging the NFL willfully concealed information about brain damage arising from repeated hits to the head (Court Focuses On Easterling Suicide). The thrust of the plaintiffs’ petition was that many of […]

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Roger Clemens Oath

Are Clemens’ (Perjured?) Deposition & Testimony to Congress Important?

As Roger Clemens’ perjury trial resumed this week in Washington, an important, albeit unstated, question seems to have taken center stage for the defense – does lying to Congress really matter?  Aside from questions of actual guilt or innocence, a distinctly cynical view has emerged that Capitol Hill is wasting its time – and our […]

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Deposition Fight Over Texas Voter ID Law is a BIG DEAL

The State of Texas and the US Department of Justice are slugging it out in federal court over DOJ’s request to depose 12 Texas lawmakers on behind-the-scene details of the state’s 2011 Voter ID Law requiring voters to produce valid government-issued photo IDs (Court Orders More Briefings). The Issues.   Texas and a number of other […]

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Supreme Court

New Technology Rules for Journalists in Massachusetts Courts

The highest court in Massachusetts has updated its rules for news coverage of trials and other court proceedings.   The goal of the change is “to recognize the changes in technology and journalism” the court said. The rules permit electronic devices such as laptops in the courtroom, but require anyone seeking to use high tech gear to register […]

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A Hospital’s Mistake: A C-Section is Performed on a Not-Pregnant Woman

Recent depositions show that a Manhattan hospital may have made some colossal medical mistakes.  Dr. Suarna Mehulic is indicting New York Downtown Hospital of performing a C-section on a patient who was not pregnant. This information was revealed in videotaped depositions during a lawsuit Dr. Mehulic filed for wrongful termination.  Mehulic had described dangerous practices […]

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Mobile Transcript: the Lawyer’s Lifesaver

The Mobile Transcript is a novel app that is very useful for all legal professionals.  A lawyer, paralegal, court reporters or legal assistant can employ this app to review court transcripts or depositions.  This device even allows a person to annotate their files! Lawyers often work with court reporters who upload the transcripts to the […]

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Outsourcing Transcription Helps Lawyers

Court transcripts are vital documents for lawyers and legal professionals.  Without transcripts of previous court cases, a lawyer would have a hard time understanding how a jury may vote or what evidence is vital to a case.  With transcripts at hand, a lawyer can research similar court cases and learn which witnesses and evidence made […]

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