Subject:

Trials

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2006
  • News

    February 16, 2006
  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Oklahoma Railroad

    Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Fruit of the Poison Tree

    In a Dallas court, Costa Rican banana workers claim a banned pesticide left them sterile

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Psycho Mom

    Lisa Diaz had to save her "precious babies" from an evil world. She drowned them.

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Counsel for the Defense

    At 76, flamboyant criminal lawyer Racehorse Haynes keeps doing what he does best--winning

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Slave Wages

    The fight for slavery reparations takes on a local twist

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Yippie-yi-o-ki-yay

    Mesquite Rodeo facing sexual harassment lawsuit

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Enough to Make You Sick

    In the struggle for a shrinking pot of money from asbestos litigation, the sickest victims are getting nickels and dimes while lawyers get their millions

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Echoes of Hate

    Bobby Frank Cherry is one of the most notorious racist killers in American history. To Tom Cherry, he was just "Dad."

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Open Season

    Border authorities fear a return to the law of the Wild West as Texas homeowners take up guns against illegal Mexican immigrants

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Divided She Stands

    Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Home At Last

    A fugitive's extradition from France brings a Texas family closer to peace of mind

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Buzz

    DISD wins its case defending Edison Schools. Now the district wants payback. Lots of it.

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Win, Lose or Draw?

    Dallas' long-running battle with a slumlord grinds to a murky end

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    With Friends Like These...

    CompUSA and Latin America's richest man get a $450 million lesson from a Dallas jury: Friendship and business don't mix.

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Homefryin' with Fred Baron

    Dallas' largest plaintiff's firm, Baron & Budd, cultivates friends, punishes enemies and beats allegations it prompts clients to lie and win

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Dallas' Kangaroo Court

    In municipal court, they'll plead you guilty when you don't even know you're on trial

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    A Killer Abroad

    In 1977, Tyler native Holly Maddux was murdered by Earth Day creator Ira Einhorn. More than two decades later, her family is still waiting for the fugitive to return.

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Sects and Lies

    Did the isolated, unhappy life of an Arlington family of Jehovah's Witnesses breed false charges of sexual abuse? Absolutely, says a family member who never got a chance to tell her side of the story.

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Innocent as Charged

    After his acquittal on an assault charge, Clark Birdsall questions the system he once embraced

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Victimless crime

    Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Buzz

    Not yet begun to fight

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Parting shots

    A triple murderer freed from prison runs into his old nemeses on the way back to the pen

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000

    Hash Over

    No Fork over; Gorman gallops

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Sweating it out in Saipan

    While other major retailers settle sweatshop lawsuits, J.C. Penney insists everything's cool

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Fur flies

    A Dallas-based anti-fur group is targeted in a free-speech battle

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Good time Charlie

    The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Dissed robes

    On the prosecution-biased Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, justice isn't blind. It's dumb.

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Found money

    Dallas County pays dearly for collecting an illegal $30 fee from lawsuit filers

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    A woman scorned

    A suspect in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance is sentenced, but for which crime?

  • News

    July 22, 1999

    Innocence Lost

    Railroaded onto death row, Kerry Max Cook endures rapes, beatings, and suicide attempts while waiting for justice

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Innocence lost

    Prosecutors lied and cheated to put Kerry Max Cook on death row for 16 years. He's out of prison now, but still not quite free.

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Pay up?

    Dan Morales' pal faces questions over his demand for millions in tobacco-suit fees

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    The Fugitive

    Child psychiatrist Robert Gross claims malicious federal prosecutors unfairly charged him with fraud and forced him to flee to England. Is it the doctor or the judicial system that is out of touch with reality?

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Smoke-filled room

    When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.

  • News

    August 27, 1998

    Cowtown Babylon

    When Fort Worth oil tycoon Tex Moncrief accused his secretary of embezzlement, she says, he left out one important detail: their 16-year affair

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Toxic Justice

    Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Unreasonable Doubts

    Justice may be blind, but Dallas jurors aren't--particularly when it comes to race

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    No joke

    County Commissioner Ken Mayfield isn't laughing anymore about sexual harassment charges

  • News

    October 30, 1997

    Who ya gonna call?

    Lawyer Kenneth Mayfield racks up a winning record in the courts he helps oversee as a county commissioner

  • News

    October 2, 1997

    Temper, temper

    Judge John Henry McBryde ruled his court like a minor despot, angering lawyers and fellow judges. Now they're lined up to depose him, and the Constitution be damned.

  • News

    July 24, 1997

    Publicity Paul

    U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?

  • News

    May 1, 1997

    The lies that BIND

    A Dallas jury is forced to sift through the wreckage of a family destroyed by the infamous Norplant rape case

  • News

    April 3, 1997

    Feeling the Burn

    Unpaid Taxes, missing money, and a bitter business divorce threaten the empire of fitness guru Larry North

  • News

    January 9, 1997

    "I'll Fight for You!"

    You want Brian Loncar on your side, all right. Ask anyone who's made the mistake of crossing him.

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    The Dope Bowl

    Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.

  • News

    July 4, 1996

    Playing Hardball

    The Feds pitch a shutout in the area's first 'three strikes' case

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