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Posted on 02/04/2012 5:00:45 PM PST by abb
LSU AD Alleva Deposed in Duke Lacrosse Suit Posted by: Walter Abbott on Saturday, February 4, 2012, 18:20
Louisiana State University (LSU) Athletic Director Joe Alleva was deposed last month in a lawsuit filed nearly five years ago regarding the notorious Duke Lacrosse Case, where a prostitute falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape.
Alleva was Dukes athletic director at the time and was famously quoted as telling lacrosse coach Mike Pressler as he was cancelling the teams season that Its not about the truth anymore, because of the intense media coverage of the controversy.
Mike Nifong, the district attorney who filed the bogus charges was later disbarred and spent a night in jail for his role in the attempted lynching.
From the latest filing in McFadyen v Duke:
During his deposition on January 20, 2012, Mr. Alleva testified that he made positive and truthful statements about Plaintiffs and their teammates character at the Universitys press conference on March 28, 2006.
See here the court filing.
See here earlier coverage of Joe Alleva at Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO).
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Saying the wheels of justice turn slowly would be a gross understatement.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
How many continuances were granted to the defendants?
Mike Nifong, the district attorney who filed the bogus charges was later disbarred and spent a night in jail for his role in the attempted lynching.It was a pleasure reading that again. :')
I am glad they are suing Duke however. The whorehouse that passes for a university needs shut down, period and permanently.
Take a look here at this thread and see a couple of emails between Duke U administrators that were exhibits in the latest filings.
If I’d had my druthers, Mike Nifong would’ve spent a helluva lot more time than that in jail. He didn’t seem to care one whit whether or not those young men spent any time behind bars. Thank God AG Cooper had the chutzpah to declare them innocent, which was an incredible declaration!
On April 2, 2011, Magnum was arrested for allegedly stabbing and seriously injuring her boyfriend. She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury, a class C felony in North Carolina. Her boyfriend later died in the hospital. Magnum is currently being held in jail under a $300,000 secured bond, which was set prior to her boyfriend's death. On December, 2011 she was deemed mentally competent to stand trial for his murder.
This 32-year old mother of three is a real piece of work.
She was also charged with 5 counts of arson and ID theft.
THAT is who the cops believed over all these men.
There is a HUGE lesson, there.
The charges were upgraded (downgraded?) to Murder One.
Crystal Mangum indicted for murder
Richard Brodhead is still fighting for his job when he should have been crucified years ago.
Quite possible. So why do the judges allow these continuances. So why do the plaintiffs permit their lawyers to acquiesce to the defendants continuances.
The problem (if you want to call it that) is civil discovery. It takes a long time. You have to make the other side cough up documents, review them, interview witnesses, check their stories out, find corroboration, then take depositions. Those depositions generally "lead to the discovery of admissible evidence," so you rinse, and repeat. Then there are experts to hire, interview, depose.
Five years is not a long time for a case like this, with hundreds of witnesses and many disputed facts, plus a core issue of 'intent' which is very difficult to prove.
Also part of the problem (and this is a problem) is legal malpractice claims. Lawyers turn over every doggone stone for the same reason that doctors order tons and tons of unnecessary tests -- to cover their hindquarters in the event of a malpractice suit.
We certainly don't want to go back to the pre-Civil Practice Act days, when it was 'trial by ambush' with no discovery and demurrer pleading. (I can just barely remember those days, which will inform you that I am ancient.) But discovery abuse could be ameliorated if lawyers could get some protection from abusive malpractice claims.
In this particular case - that I have been following and writing about for nearly six years - the judge (James Beaty, Jr., NC Middle District) is allowing things to drag out far too long. I don’t trust him at all.
So when do we learn what role the police chief played in all this?
He disappeared immediately, supposedly to care for his sick mother.
What is/was his relationship with Crystal? Father of her children? Her employer?
Personally I see little room for Dukes officers to stand on.
Their intent is obvious and their actions speak for themselves. I only see their dragging this case out as doing more harm than good to the university.
At least state court judges usually have to stand for re-election, so if they don't do their jobs they get bounced.
I'll defer to you because I don't know the man from Adam's house cat -- but five years in a Federal suit is nothing. You may not trust him, but that's not a reason for distrust.
To pick a nit, the Attorney General declared that no crime had been committed. I've used this against several liberal back-bench lawyer-wanna-bees that complain about the "AG declaring them innocent without a jury hearing".
He’s one of the defendants in the suits. We’ll get to him (Chalmers) eventually.
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