The Jury Deliberates: Casey Anthony Updates

Here is the latest from the Orlando Sentinel on the Casey Anthony Trial: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/caylee-anthony/ … [Read more...]

Kaskel Named Partner at Sachs Sax Caplan

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Daniel A. Kaskel has been named partner with Sachs Sax Caplan in Boca Raton. Kaskel, board-certified in real estate lawyer, is chair of the firm’s real estate practice group. … [Read more...]

Judge Blocks Testimony from Casey Anthony Fiancé

By BARBARA LISTON '(Reuters) - The former fiancé of accused child killer Casey Anthony testified on Tuesday that she claimed she once woke up to find her older brother standing over her, staring at her while she slept. Judge Belvin Perry called Jesse Grund's testimony impermissible hearsay evidence, and said he won't allow the jury to hear it unless defense lawyers persuade him otherwise with sufficient legal arguments. Grund said Casey told him about her experience with her brother after Grund asked her why she didn't want her daughter Caylee to be around Lee Anthony. Prosecutors say Casey, 25, smothered 2-year-old Caylee on June 16, 2008 so that she could "live the good life" free of the demands of motherhood. They say Casey stored the child's body in her car trunk, then dumped it in woods near her home. Defense attorney Jose Baez told jurors in his opening statement … [Read more...]

Casey Anthony Trial Hears About Finding Remains

ORLANDO (June 28, UPI) -- George Anthony, testifying in the Florida trial of his daughter Casey, denied saying the death of Casey's daughter Caylee was an accident. Casey Anthony, 25, is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie, in the summer of 2008. Defense lawyer Jose Baez called George Anthony to the stand but did not question him about accusations made in the defense's opening statement that he helped dispose of Caylee's body after she drowned in the family pool and that he had sexually abused Casey when she was a little girl, ABC news reported Tuesday. Instead, Baez questioned him about his relationship with Krystal Holloway, one of the volunteers helping in the search for his granddaughter. The defense claims the two had an affair. The defense alleges Anthony told Holloway Caylee's disappearance was an "accident that snowballed out of control," … [Read more...]

Stetson Sweeps State Moot Court Competition

A trio of students from Stetson University College of Law won the top three awards at the 2011 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition. Stetson's moot court team of Chad Burgess, Brooke Geiger and Jason Lambert won the competition and the Best Brief award.  Lambert won the Best Final Round Oralist award. The annual event is held in conjunction with The Florida Bar convention. Stetson alumnus Larry Miccolis and Moot Court Advisor Professor Brooke Bowman coached the winning team. “The final round of the competition was judged by jurists on Florida’s Supreme Court. This is the second year in a row that Stetson has swept the competition. This is a strong start to our competition season,” said Bowman. … [Read more...]