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We’re Jammin’

What We Have Here, Is An Effort To Mediate Last week, in response to a joint motion, Judge Michael Rankin signed an order to cancel the June 14 Court-ordered ADR (Mediation/Case Evaluation) that had been on the Scheduling Order since last October. But…

“He’s Lying”

“About pretty much everything. “ Longtime reader Hoya Loya has taken to these pages before with two thoughtful and provocative guest posts.  We welcome him back. Last February, he tackled the thorny subject of whether there was consentual sex on…

Return Engagement

Plaintiffs Amend Expert Witness List A short, one-page filing hit the DC Superior Court clerk’s office this week, submitted by Plainfiff counsel Brett Reynolds of Covington. In early March, Covington filed their first iteration of the expert list but new…

A Butcher, A Baker…

Defense Continues their Depos Under the header of bringing you last week’s news today, it seems that DC EMT Jeff Baker, was deposed at the offices of Schertler & Onorato last Friday afternoon. Baker, as readers may recall, was a…

Speaker Phone

And Some Relief  You’ve all been there – doing anything you can to avoid a lenghty conference call at the office.  Yesterday, in lieu of a status hearing on the MPD Motions to Quash detectives’ deposition testimony based on law enforcement privilege,…

Is The 5th On Rankin’s Mind?

At Least The Date Is… When Judge Rankin set the date for the next status hearing he noted that “Cinco De Mayo” was available.  Somehow we don’t think that he was intending to celebrate the Spanish holiday that commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory…

The Password Is…

Tuesday’s Motions Hearing It was hard to get a grasp on Judge Michael Rankin’s style today.  He started the hearing fifteen minutes late and played the Absent Minded Professor Jurist (AMJ) with us.  After taking his seat on the bench…

Motions Hearing Update

In and Out Boy, were we ever wrong about what was on tap for today’s status hearing. Sooner or later, probably later, Judge Michael Rankin may get around to hearing arguments and ruling on the stack of 5th Amendment motions…

Refresher Course

Pre-Gaming Today’s Motions Hearing At Tuesday’s 2:00pm motions hearing, Judge Michael Rankin will more than likely hear arguments on one of the most pressing issues that has hung over the civil trial’s discovery process – the plaintiff’s repeated attempts to…

The Gang’s All Here

Breaking News Mark your calendars. We’re going back to Moultrie, Moultrie, Moultrie… Event Scheduled Event Scheduled Event: Motion Hearing Date: 04/19/2011 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: RANKIN, MICHAEL L   Location: Courtroom 517