On this week’s Justice is Served, we discuss the latest legal headlines, starting with our Case of the Week: Chris Brown. Brown admitted to violating his probation in the Rihanna case, due to an incident in Washington D.C. where he allegedly beat up a man trying to photo bomb his picture. However, his attorney Mark Geragos says the admission does not amount to a confession in the D.C. case. He still faces trial in the D.C. assault case, and although he admitted it’s “more likely than not” he violated his probation in his Los Angeles case, a prosecutor must still prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that he beat the man in D.C, a higher standard of proof than the one used in probation hearings.
The judge handed down a sentence of 131 more days behind bars for the probation violation. However, Brown could get out soon due to credit for time served and jail overcrowding.
Next up, in On The Docket, we discuss Geragos’ wrongful death, negligence and product liability lawsuit against Porsche for the crash that killed Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. Rodas’ widow claims in the suit that the two were driving 55 MPH, not the 94 MPH the LA County Sheriff’s Department determined (with the help of Porsche experts) and that it was faulty safety features, not unsafe speeds that caused their deaths.
Then, we discuss the new murder charges against Aaron Hernandez and the attempted robbery charge Justin Bieber could face for snagging a fan’s cellphone while she was taking photos of him. We also talk about The View co-host Sherri Shephard’s divorce battle and whether her pre-nup with husband Lamar Sally will be invalidated. Next, in Lindsay Lohan legal news, she claims she was unable to respond in time to a lawsuit with 6126 clothing line due to her “miscarriage,” a claim she made under penalty of perjury.
Finally, in On The Docket, we discuss Donald Sterling and his next legal strategies in trying to stop a forced sale of the Clippers. Many LA law firms refused to represent Sterling, calling him a “toxic” client, but he has finally found representation and says he will fight the $2.5M fine levied against him and the sale of the team. Share your comments on this story and the others’ discussed in the comments section below.