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,…

Elegant Living, Savage Death

1509 Swann Street: Back on the Market Over the past two and a half years, we’ve trawled real estate sites to get pictures of the interior of 1509 Swann Street.  We studied the cutaway scale model of the dwelling that was…

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…