Ken and I would like to wish each of you a very Happy, safe and healthy New Year.
If you are going out tonight please be safe, we have had a lot of wrecks here during the holiday season so be safe.
Remember that Ken will be doing updates on both the blog and forums this weekend however neither of them will be down at the same time, his work will be on Saturday night, January 2.
We have asked that all of you think about what are the best cases we have covered this year. What are the saddest cases we have covered? What are the most interesting to you? What do you want to see in 2010 covered? You can list up to five cases if you remember that many.
For me it is for the best cases, a toss up, I am not sure if I would list the “best cases” as those who settled in a way I was pleased. So many of the people we have covered in 2009 have been heartbreaking. The most interesting one was the Howard K. Stern vs. Rita Cosby, there were so many publicly available depositions and filings in this case that for someone who loves legal papers this is the most interesting one.
The saddest cases we have covered would be the Casey Anthony case. The most frustrating one was the Roland Carnaby alleged CIA case. The federal court granted the motions for Summary Judgment so we will never learn what really happened in that wreck, why the computer went to the Secret Service, and of course this will continue to feed the conspiracy nuts. The death of John O’Quinn was another tragedy. I remember in 2007 I said that we were witnessing two titans in the legal field in the numerous Anna Nicole Smith cases and I predicted one would go on to be thought of as the top lawyer with the most recognizable name and one would retire. I was so wrong about that I still think of the people who loved this man, yes there were many, facing this first holiday season without their colleague and friend. This is followed by the Michael Jackson tragic death and the beginning of family members fighting to control his Estate. For some reason that always happens and it must be very heartbreaking for all three of Jackson’s children. The two most bizarre cases we followed in 2009 was the Lori Drew federal criminal case of violating the TOS of MySpace and of course we can’t leave out Michelle Bruan, the Hollywood Madam
For 2010, we will finish all things Anna Nicole Smith as we have always promised, although I have to admit I am really worn down on these cases and will be glad when the last one to wind up hopefully by the summer of 2010. We will cover the Casey and Caylee Anthony case in 2010, as I have said many times I do not like to cover missing or murdered children because it is heart wrenching to me. However as the documents become public in this case with three trials coming up in 2010, I feel this is a have to case to follow. I also think Michael Jackson’s death, indictments, trials and continued fighting over his Estate will be at the forefront of our coverage. Now that Roman Polanski’s appeal to drop his case in the California Appeals Court has been denied we will follow whether the U. S. is successful in expediting Polinski and if so we will cover that trial.
Please share the cases you feel were the best, most interesting and saddest in 2009. Share with us the cases you want us to cover in 2010. You can post your thoughts with us here on the blog or in the members’ only forums.
There have been so many personal tragedies for so many of you in 2009, we wish you healing and only the good memories of those of you who have lost someone remain in 2010. May each of you find peace in the New Year.
Be sure to participate in our MEMBERS ONLY FORUMS, get the most out of the site by learning your way around in the forums where you can safely discuss things you do not want to see copied and pasted on another site.
Have a Happy and Blessed New Year.
Ken and Rose Turner
December 31, 2009
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