Author: Doug

Gray Days

Rhee’s out, Lanier’s in…and Still Working on the Wone Case.   Ask her for help this week. Newly installed mayor Vincent Gray got a somewhat incongruous inaugural gift this week from the man he’s replacing.  Namely: Washington’s homicide rate for 2010…

The Murder Room

Why an Obscure Club May Hold the Key to Solving This Crime You could be forgiven some skepticism when first hearing about the Vidocq Society.  “Cuisine and crime-solving,” reads their home page, going on to explain how the world’s greatest…

Running the Table

The Defendants Have a Bad Day at Moultrie Here’s your update from Moultrie: Today’s hearing began at 10:20 – a late start due to heavy security in the building. On the defendant’s Motion to Dismiss: motion denied. On the defendant’s…

On the Menu

A Look Ahead to Wednesday’s Buffet Wednesday’s 10am status hearing finds us back at Moultrie for the first time since September. Originally set to hear arguments on the Defendants’ 5th Amendment privilege plea during depositions, several other issues have been added…

Cave In

…and the Shortest Filing Ever, So Far. We’re heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, and just in time comes something to be thankful for: the briefest filing we’ve yet seen in what looks like actual progress.  Namely, and we quote in…

Protective Services

But Who’s Being Protected…And From What? It’s rare in this case for any matter not to provoke a legal fight.  We imagine more than one luxury vacation has been financed by challenges and filings and such on both sides of…

Tricks or Treats?

“Dylan Ward” Re-emerges in Florida…and In Fiction We’ve long suspected the Swann Street threesome ceased living together in part or toto even before this Spring’s trial began.  There’s been hard evidence and strong suggestions that each of the three may…

28 Questions Later

What Wasn’t Asked in the First Wone Trial, and What Should Be Asked in the Next Like all court followers, we’ve had one eye on next year’s civil trial and the other, on DC’s current court-house drama, the Chandra Levy/Ingmar…

Making Amends

The Civil Complaint: Something Old, Something New… With the turn of the leaves in DC comes a new turn in the Robert Wone civil case.  (Cue legal filings falling to the ground…) Filed this week a new motion; one that…

Twenty (One) Questions

When Answers Answer Little Monday we took at look at the pile of Joe Price emails sent from his Arent Fox office that Plaintiffs have requested in their Motion to Compel Production.  As we only have logs at this point,…