Defense attorney David Bernick starting his closing argument in court this afternoon by reiterating his theme of the case: “There was no big secret.” Replete with a big white board and multiple charts, Bernick argued the government presented no evidence that proved any of the charges.
Bernick also argued this case was not about criminal charges, [...]
Wednesday morning, the prosecution packaged its entire case into three hours for the jury, connecting specific evidence with each of the eight counts against W.R. Grace and the remaining three defendants. Government attorney Kris McLean covered the conspiracy count, followed by attorney Kevin Cassidy outlining the remaining counts of knowing endangerment and obstruction of [...]
Posted: May 6th, 2009 under News.
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The beginning of the end of the W.R. Grace trial started Wednesday morning as Judge Donald Molloy walked jurors through jury instructions and the prosecution started to present its closing argument.
Molloy discussed more than 50 separate instructions with the jury immediately after they entered the courtroom.
“You must not single out some (instructions) or ignore [...]
Unfortunately, the media was not allowed to sit in on jury instruction argument this afternoon. Judge Molloy called all of the remaining attorneys into chambers for about 20 minutes, and they emerged with what appeared to be a packet of jury instructions from the Court. Molloy gave the attorneys fifteen minutes to review the instructions, and during [...]
Court ended Tuesday afternoon behind closed doors. The court was closed to the public while attorneys from both parties discussed jury instructions before Judge Donald Molloy.
Last week, Molloy said that jury instruction would be argued before the public. But the clerk of court told reporters and onlookers differently Tuesday.
After Molloy dismissed the jury, attorneys for [...]
The four remaining lead defense attorneys claimed to have rested their case Tuesday morning, but their stipulations prompted Judge Donald Molloy to recess the jury for a brief hearing. When the jury came back into the courtroom, Molloy said the case could go before them Wednesday.
After resting its case, the defense moved to admit [...]
During the past week, Judge Donald Molloy dismissed two defendants, ruled on two critical motions and revealed a deadline for his ruling on another.
The prosecution said that they didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case against Robert Walsh on April 27 and defendant William McCaig on April 30. Three defendants remain to face the [...]