Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Killer Timothy O'Reilly is spared from execution by federal jury Read more: Killer Timothy O'Reilly is spared from execution by federal jury

Rick Kammen, a TLC grad and his team worked tirelessly for their client Tim O'Reilly.


In the end, jurors couldn’t unanimously decide whether Timothy O’Reilly actually pulled the trigger that killed an armored car guard.

That was the key factor today that spared the 37-year-old Detroit man from a federal death sentence for murdering Total Armored Services guard Norman Stephens, a 30-year-old married father of six, during a 2001 robbery at a Dearborn Federal Credit Union.

The verdict, which came after six hours of deliberations and a six-week trial, brought tears of joy to O’Reilly’s parents and disappointment to Stephens’ grieving family members.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

In Koua Fong Lee case, justice delayed was justice denied

Litigated by TLC grad, Bob Hilliard.

On Thursday afternoon, Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner stood in front of the courthouse in St. Paul and delivered this message just before Koua Fong Lee was released from prison:

"I believe the system worked, and this is a very good day for the criminal justice system."

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Family can't fathom loss of their twins"

A case tried by the Leeseberg & Valentine firm. Anne Valentine, '98.

MARYSVILLE, Ohio - No matter what he does, no matter how hard he tries to forget, Shannon Legge still hears the screams.

In the quiet of his home, in the middle of the night, his wife cried out his name.

Jenny Legge ran toward him, one of their twin sons limp in her arms.

"He's not breathing!" Jenny screamed. "A.J.'s not breathing!"

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Estey & Bomberger announces Jury Awards $30 Million in San Jose Molestation Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (Business Wire) A San Jose, CA jury late yesterday afternoon awarded a former foster care child $30 million in damages for sexual abuse the child endured due to the negligence of the private company that licensed the foster home in which the child was placed for four years.

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