I am on vacation the week of August 13, so I will use some posts which I have compiled and that may not be as time-sensitive–as I am fairly up to date with my summaries of key opinions issued by the Delaware Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court on corporate and commercial law topics of interest to the business litigation lawyer.
Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, here is a story about the recent decision in Boston awarding $101 million for what is a low-water mark in the annals of the American criminal justice system. I am accustomed to the heft of the Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court decisions I summarize on this blog, but the 223-page opinion linked by the WSJ Blog above might give one an indication of the momentous nature of this attempt by the court to give justice to the truly unfortunate victims of prosecutorial misconduct. This story makes the recent Duke lacrosse case seem like a mere pecadillo. Here is a summary from the WSJ Blog:
For sheer dramatic value, it’s hard to beat yesterday’s ruling in a Boston wrongful-conviction case that accused the FBI of framing four men for the 1965 murder of Edward Deegan. The men all served decades in prison for the murder; two died behind bars.