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Murder Conviction Stands Despite Post-Miranda Cell Phone Seizure

A Connecticut man sentenced to 80 years in prison after being convicted of participating in the robbery of a New Haven convenience store and the murder of its on-duty employee failed to convince a state appeals court that evidence from his cell phone shouldn’t have been admitted as evidence at his trial.

Stephen King Secures Victory Over Dark Tower Copyright Lawsuit

Novelist Stephen King persuaded a federal appeals court Tuesday to uphold his victory over claims that the protagonist of King’s “magnum opus,” the Dark Tower series, was “substantially similar” to a comic book hero known as “The Rook.”

Wilson Sonsini Cuts Deal with Morgan Stanley on Startup Software

Silicon Valley-founded law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has signed a deal with Morgan Stanley that will give the investment bank access to proprietary software the firm created that manages startup finances, a rare instance of a major law firm capitalizing on its internal software development.

Hospital’s Credentials Committee Records May Be Discoverable

Records produced by a hospital committee considering whether to give a doctor privileges may be subject to discovery in a medical malpractice action because they are less likely to contain information protected by a peer review privilege than investigations of “bad outcomes,” a Delaware court said.

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