Courtroom Confidential

Ep 9: The Crime that Never Was – Joann Parks, Part II

Joann Parks was a young mother of 3 small children, who one fateful night in 1989 lost them all to a vicious fire that engulfed the home. Initially considered an accident, but later ruled as arson, Parks was convicted of 3 counts of murder and sits in prison for life without parole. However, some 25+ years later Parks remains in prison, despite modern arson science strongly supporting her innocence. The California Innocence Project is currently fighting for her exoneration. In a case that has been widely publicized, and written about by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Edward Humes in his book, Burned, this is an episode that you do not want to miss. In Part II, we take you thru Parks legal journey from 1989 to present and discuss the data surrounding the number of convictions that have been overturned in the past few years thanks to the evolution of arson science.

Courtroom Confidential’s new Inside Innocence series, brings you compelling cases from the working files of the California Innocence Project. www.CaliforniaInnocenceProject.org

Ep 8: The Crime that Never Was – Joann Parks, Part I

Joann Parks was a young mother of 3 small children, who one fateful night in 1989 lost them all to a vicious fire that engulfed the home. Initially considered an accident, but later ruled as arson, Parks was convicted of 3 counts of murder and sits in prison for life without parole. However, some 25+ years later Parks remains in prison, despite modern arson science strongly supporting her innocence. The California Innocence Project is currently fighting for her exoneration. In a case that has been widely publicized, and written about by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Edward Humes in his book, Burned, this is an episode that you do not want to miss. In Part I, we examine the facts of the night of the fire and how modern science and investigative techniques suggest that Parks is innocent of the crime.

Courtroom Confidential’s new Inside Innocence series, brings you compelling cases from the working files of the California Innocence Project. www.CaliforniaInnocenceProject.org

Ep 7: A Plea Bargain for Death – The Case of Marilyn Mulero, Part 2

Marilyn Mulero, at age 21 agreed to a plea deal for the death penalty. Physically abused, sexually molested as a child, a mom of two by age 18 found herself in the middle of a double homicide on one fateful night. In Part 2, the plot thickens with the details of disgraced detectives, an incompetent attorney who negotiated the death penalty for his client, and a seemingly biased judge. Nearly 28 years later, she still sits in prison, hoping for clemency. Guest, Justin Brooks, co-founder of the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law, has been fighting for Marilyn’s exoneration for nearly 20 years, and he joins us to talk about Marilyn‘s case.

Courtroom Confidential’s new Inside Innocence series, brings you compelling cases from the working files of the California Innocence Project.
www.CaliforniaInnocenceProject.org

Ep 6: Inside Innocence – The Case of Marilyn Mulero, Part 1

Marilyn Mulero, at age 21 agreed to a plea deal for the death penalty. Physically abused, sexually molested as a child, a mom of two by age 18 found herself in the middle of a double homicide on one fateful night. A shocking case with 2 later disgraced detectives, an incompetent attorney who negotiated the death penalty for his client, and a seemingly biased judge. In Part 1, we examine the facts of the days leading up to the double murder and the night of. Nearly 28 years later, she still sits in prison, hoping for clemency. Guest, Justin Brooks, co-founder of the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law, has been fighting for Marilyn’s exoneration for nearly 20 years, and he joins us to talk about Marilyn‘s case.

Courtroom Confidential’s new Inside Innocence series, brings you compelling cases from the working files of the California Innocence Project.
www.CaliforniaInnocenceProject.org

Ep 5: Wrongful Death Suit of Claud “Tex” McIver & North Korea UN CISG Signing

Segment 1: The Legal Wire

Prominent Athens, GA lawyer John Noell discusses the attention-grabbing, headliner case of Claud “Tex” McIver, famed Atlanta attorney who was convicted of felony murder of his affluent wife, Diane Smith and is now being sued for his wife’s wrongful death by her estate. He recently argued before the GA Court of Appeals that the case should be dismissed since only he has the right to sue himself under the law. Does the law support his contention?

Segment 2: Your Legal Travel Guide

In this episode, with Georgia on our minds, we are traveling to the Peach State, where whistling while you work the graveyard shift and cussing over phone may be illegal.

Segment 3: International Spotlight

João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, First Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, gives us his insight into the historic signing by North Korea of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, an event that he was closely involved with when he worked at the United Nations UNCITRAL.

Ep 4: NCAA Pay for Play Lawsuits and IP Rights for Celebrities in China

Segment 1: The Legal Wire features an interview with guest Jeremy Evans of California Sports Lawyer on the issue of the NCAA and the student athlete ‘pay for play’ debate. Cases against the NCAA such as the Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA, Alston v. NCAA, Kessler case are discussed.

Segment 2: Your Legal Travel Guide. In this episode we travel to the Golden State where you cannot ride your bike through a public swimming pool or curse on a mini-golf course.

Segment 3: International Spotlight – Guest Sunny Nassim talks about protecting your trademark in China. Sunny is a partner at Jacobson, Russell, Saltz, Nassim, and De La Torre and represents big brands such as Ryan Toys Review and Billabong now Quicksilver.

Ep 3: IP for Social Media Stars and Double Taxation for Overseas Americans

Segment 1: The Legal Wire. Guest Sunny Nassim, whose firm represents big brands such as YouTube sensation Ryan Toys Review and Billabong now Quicksilver, talks about intellectual property and brand expansion for athletes, YouTube stars, entertainers, businesses. Great insight for social media stars on the rise.

Segment 2: Your Legal Travel Guide. In this episode we travel to the great state of Texas and the laws on drinking beer and shooting buffalo that you need to know.

Segment 3: International Spotlight – Guest Josh Maxwell discusses international tax law and the case of the “accidental Americans” and dual citizens living abroad. Josh is a partner at Hone Maxwell.

Ep 2: PGA Lawsuit and International Arbitration in Paris

Segment 1: Peters vs. PGA. Guest Pro-golfer Justin Peters talks about his lawsuit against the PGA. Segment 2: Update on Mark Hunt v. UFC and Lesnar lawsuit and a talk about no hunting camels law in Arizona. Segment 3: The $1.2B Rusoro vs. Venezuela judgment and the Paris Court of Appeals partial setting aside of the award.

Ep 1: MMA Lawsuits and White Collar Crime in Asia

This episode features a riveting interview with Christina Denning, attorney for Mark Hunt, MMA fighter, regarding his lawsuit against the UFC and Brock Lesnar. Christina also joins us in the Your Legal Travel Guide segment for an amusing discussion on the oddest laws of the land, starting with the law banning high heels in Carmel-by-the Sea, CA. Lastly, as we cross the globe in the international spotlight segment, we delve into anti-corruption and politics in Asia during an interview with Oliver Welch, associate attorney with Gibson Dunn in their Hong Kong office, who specializes in white collar defense investigations and anti-corruption due diligence.