August 15, 1995 |
Robert L. Shapiro, one of the few lawyers in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson who has avoided the fines that have mounted for months against his colleagues and counterparts, went toe to toe with the criminal court's presiding judge Monday and chose to fight rather than pay.
July 25, 1995 |
Lawyers for defense attorney Robert L. Shapiro and New Yorker magazine on Monday filed motions seeking the dismissal of a $50-million libel suit filed by Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman. In separate filings, attorneys representing Shapiro and the New Yorker contended that their clients did not defame Fuhrman in an article that appeared in the July 25, 1994, issue of the magazine.
November 26, 1996 |
At least one legal expert has decided to stop doing TV commentary about the O.J. Simpson civil trial. In what was described as an amicable parting, CBS News and Robert L. Shapiro agreed Monday to end the controversial arrangement that called for the lawyer, one of Simpson's lead attorneys in his murder trial, to offer commentary on the current trial involving lawsuits brought by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.
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August 11, 1994 |
Los Angeles police detectives have completed a brief investigation of a deputy medical examiner in the O.J. Simpson case and concluded that he broke no laws in an outburst after his testimony during last month's preliminary hearing, law enforcement officials and other sources close to the case said Wednesday. The medical examiner, Dr. Irwin Golden, was subjected to intense cross-examination duringthe preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Robert L.
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June 12, 1990 |
The son of actor Marlon Brando, facing a murder charge in the shooting death of his half-sister's lover, switched lawyers Monday, replacing civil rights attorney William Kunstler with noted criminal defense counsel Robert L. Shapiro. Shapiro said he will meet with prosecutors to try to resolve the Christian Brando case without a trial. "It's a horrible human event," Shapiro said of the fatal shooting last month of Dag Drollet.
July 1, 1994 |
Even though the opening of Thursday's hearing for accused killer O.J. Simpson was technical and sometimes tedious, it was easy to see the way both sides are engaged in image-making. Prosecutor Marcia Clark came across as a hard-working underdog, an underpaid public servant pitted against an expensive and flashy defense. Underdog is the operative word from the district attorney's office. In private, "don't quote me" conversations away from the court, the D.A.