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La. Dentist Beats Insider Trading Rap Over Shaw Merger

A Louisiana dentist was acquitted Friday of insider trading charges brought over claims that he traded on nonpublic information provided by his brother-in-law, a former executive of engineering company The Shaw Group, about a pending merger that would send company stock soaring. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Philando Castile And A Criminal Justice System On Trial

Last month, a jury acquitted police officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter for killing black motorist Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Castile was a victim of America’s mass-production approach to criminal justice, which features largely unaccountable and inadequately trained police enforcing frequently unjustifiable laws in a system riddled with disregard for fundamental fairness, says Clark Neily of the Cato Institute. ...

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Ex-District Judge In Texas Cleared In Campaign Bribery Case

A former state district judge in Texas, who had to leave the bench and had her law license suspended following her conviction on nine felony charges for bribery and money laundering, was declared innocent Wednesday, acquitted of all charges after the state agreed the evidence couldn’t support her conviction. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Atty Says Ill. Police Dept. Framed Him For His Wife’s Murder

An Illinois attorney says he was set up to be charged with his wife’s murder by a local police department and the state’s attorney’s office where he used to work, claiming in a federal complaint that the charges for which he was acquitted wrecked his law practice and forced him to skip town. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Jury Convicts Ex-Dewey CFO, Frees Exec Director

A Manhattan jury on Monday issued a split verdict in the long-running criminal case against top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, acquitting the defunct law firm’s executive director but convicting its former chief financial officer on fraud and conspiracy charges. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Fla. Eye Doc Denied Acquittal In Medicare Overbilling Case

A federal judge has refused to acquit a Florida ophthalmologist linked to New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez who was found guilty of overbilling Medicare by $ 32 million for unnecessary eye injections, finding the jury had sufficient evidence to return its verdict against the doctor. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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