The judge delayed a decision on allowing a new lawyer to join Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team until he can determine if there is a conflict of interest.
Dr. Conrad Murray, whose involuntary manslaughter trial starts next month, has hired a new lawyer for his legal team.
Once Danica Patrick officially unveiled her stock car plans Tuesday, the rest of NASCAR's news got buried under "Danica-Mania" faster than half the country got buried under the snow.
R&B singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault after a widely publicized incident with his former girlfriend, Rihanna. A second felony charge of making criminal threats was dropped.
Rihanna and Brown arrive at the courthouse for a hearing in the assault case
Her lawyer says the singer will "answer all questions truthfully" at a June 22 hearing
"They want to determine if anyone else was involved" in the actor's death, attorney Mark Geragos tells PEOPLE
The singer's lawyer says she will "absolutely" comply with prosecutors
Mark Geragos argues Rihanna's leaked photo may be grounds for a case dismissal
Meanwhile, more than $1 million in loaned jewelry will be returned to Rihanna
Reports that the singer is looking for a new team "are false," says his mother and co-manager
The parents of a teenager killed by an escaped tiger at the San Francisco Zoo filed a claim against the city Thursday, seeking monetary compensation
Questions still surround tiger attack as San Francisco Zoo prepares to reopen its doors. CNN's David Mattingly reports.
Police are investigating whether several items found in the enclosure of a tiger who fatally mauled a 17-year-old man show that the animal was attacked or taunted, San Francisco Zoo spokesman Sam Singer said Wednesday.
Scott Peterson's lawyer conceded Wednesday that his client was a cad who two-timed his pregnant wife, but he insisted the fertilizer salesman was "stone cold innocent" of the mother-to-be's murder.
Scott Peterson's lawyer hinted Wednesday that the body of the double-murder defendant's pregnant wife was dumped into a narrow canal in the San Francisco Bay by transients.
After seven days of tumultuous deliberations that saw the removal of two jurors and a mutiny against the foreman, a jury convicted Scott Peterson Friday of first-degree murder in the slaying of his pregnant wife.
Here is some background information on some of the key players in the Laci Peterson case and trial:
A handcuffed Michael Jackson arrived at the Santa Barbara jail Thursday to face child molestation charges that could put him behind bars for years if convicted.
A grieving family takes on a health insurance giant after a delayed transplant approval. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports
"Jurymen seldom convict a person they like, or acquit one that they dislike." -- Clarence Darrow
Barry Bond's former personal trainer was jailed on Wednesday for refusing to testify before a grand jury reportedly investigating whether the baseball star has lied about steroid use.
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Michael Jackson's teenage accuser and his mother may return to the witness stand after the trial judge decided Thursday to allow the prosecution to show jurors a video of a police interview with the adolescent.
Michael Jackson's former attorney, Mark Geragos, said Friday that he issued a "broad directive" to private investigator Brad Miller to follow the family of the pop star's teenage accuser in February 2003, but he did not instruct the investigator to videotape them.
Celebrity criminal attorney Mark Geragos said Friday that he ordered surveillance on the family of Michael Jackson's teenage accuser because he was "gravely concerned" that they might be scheming to extract money from the pop star.
The judge in the Michael Jackson trial Thursday ordered celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos to testify Friday as subpoenaed by his former client's defense team.
A jury recommended the death penalty Monday for Scott Peterson, convicted a month ago of murdering his wife and unborn son.
Laci Peterson's stepfather said Scott Peterson "got what he deserved" when the jury in his murder trial recommended Monday that he die by lethal injection for killing his 27-year-old pregnant wife.
The California Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider an appeal by convicted murderer Scott Peterson seeking a new jury and venue change for the penalty phase of his trial.
Attorneys for convicted murderer Scott Peterson Wednesday asked the California Supreme Court to change the location of the penalty phase of Peterson's trial and let a new jury decide whether he deserves to die.
Scott Peterson's attorney, Mark Geragos, now has to contend with more than a guilty verdict for his client -- and the penalty phase of the trial, now delayed for a week by the judge. Geragos is also facing a bar complaint related to the case.
A judge postponed the penalty phase of Scott Peterson's trial until after Thanksgiving to allow the convicted killer's defense time to file appeals and line up witnesses.
Scott Peterson's lawyers asked the judge in his double-murder trial Wednesday for a change of venue and a new jury to decide whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison for the killings of his wife and unborn son.
Attention turned Saturday to the life-or-death choice facing jurors who convicted Scott Peterson of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn son.
Attention turned Saturday to the life-or-death choice facing jurors who convicted Scott Peterson of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn son.
With the state crime lab working overtime to identify the bodies of his wife and child, Scott Peterson scheduled a golf game with his brother, according to a tape played for jurors Monday at his capital trial.
The judge in Scott Peterson's murder trial refused to dismiss the charges against him Monday, saying there is sufficient evidence to continue the proceedings.
A judge Tuesday recessed Scott Peterson's double murder trial until Monday just as the defense was to begin presenting its case.
An expert on tides and currents testified Monday that the bodies of Laci Peterson and her fetus may have been dumped into San Francisco Bay near the spot where her husband claims to have gone fishing the day of her disappearance.
The double murder trial for Scott Peterson, who's accused of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, was adjourned early Tuesday after an earthquake rumbled through the region, shaking jurors and the judge.
Scott Peterson's strange driving patterns dominated testimony at his double-murder trial Thursday as prosecutors questioned seven undercover agents who tracked the fertilizer salesman after his wife disappeared.
Scott Peterson's former mistress, Amber Frey, wrapped up her testimony in his double murder trial Tuesday after cross-examination in which the defense sought to emphasize that Peterson repeatedly told her he had nothing to do with his wife's disappearance.
Scott Peterson's defense attorney, Mark Geragos, was in a joking mood Monday as he began the long-awaited cross-examination of Peterson's former mistress, Amber Frey.
The judge in the molestation case against pop star Michael Jackson on Thursday ordered the release of part of a report by the state's attorney general concluding that the singer was not treated roughly when he surrendered on the charges last year.
The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case fined one of the pop star's lawyers $1,000 Tuesday after he refused to back off a line of questioning the judge had told him was off-limits.
The district attorney who filed child molestation charges against pop star Michael Jackson was called to the stand during a preliminary hearing focusing on the prosecutor's actions in the weeks before the charges were lodged.
She's been described as a mistress, a massage therapist and lithesome blonde, but this week Amber Frey gets a new designation: Witness No. 102.
Scott Peterson's murder trial was abruptly halted Thursday because of mysterious new information the defense claims is "potentially exculpatory."
A judge adjourned the Scott Peterson murder trial Thursday to allow for the testing of new evidence in the case potentially helpful to Peterson. It is scheduled to resume Tuesday.
Tom Sneddon, Santa Barbara's top prosecutor, has ended up a witness in a case which he himself is litigating. In what's being touted as "an unusual move," the judge in the Michael Jackson case has ordered Sneddon to testify at an upcoming hearing slated for next month.
In the end, the spots on the kitchen floor weren't blood, the hair in Scott Peterson's toolbox wasn't Laci's, and the police detectives' "perfect" anchor theory did not hold.
Using dramatic re-enactment photographs, prosecutors illustrated for jurors Wednesday their theory of how Scott Peterson disposed of his pregnant wife's body -- by loading it into his fishing boat and dumping it into the San Francisco Bay.
A police detective Thursday admitted in Scott Peterson's double murder trial that he omitted information that showed Laci Peterson may have been in the warehouse where her husband's boat was stored.
The defense attorney for Scott Peterson -- who is accused of killing his pregnant wife and unborn son -- produced a pawn ticket in court Thursday showing that someone pawned a watch similar to one belonging to Laci Peterson, seven days after she was reported missing.
Scott Peterson had proof of his alibi close at hand when police questioned him a few hours after his pregnant wife was reported missing, an investigator testified Tuesday.
A lawyer for Scott Peterson angrily demanded a mistrial Monday morning, saying prosecutors violated evidence rules by not forewarning him police officers would testify that the double-murder defendant cursed under his breath and threw a flashlight after they questioned him about his alibi for his wife's disappearance.
Defense attorneys in Scott Peterson's double murder trial have sought to portray their client's Modesto neighborhood as an area prone to robberies and homeless people in an effort to raise doubts that the defendant killed his pregnant wife, Laci.
The baby of murder defendant Scott Peterson was born alive, his attorney declared Wednesday, saying the baby's umbilical cord had been cut.
Attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman are stepping down from defending Michael Jackson in a child molestation case. The move comes less than a week after a grand jury indicted the pop star and days before his arraignment.
Singer Michael Jackson said Monday that he personally decided to fire defense attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman.
A California judge on Thursday set a May 7 hearing for arguments on a change of venue in the trial of accused wife-killer Scott Peterson.
A prospective juror in the Scott Peterson trial was dismissed from the case Tuesday after a weeklong investigation.
A prospective juror in the Scott Peterson trial will soon appear in a hearing to determine whether she said the defendant is "guilty as hell" and she intended to make sure the double murder suspect "got everything he deserves."
Several California newspapers lost their plea Tuesday to see the completed questionnaires of potential jurors for Scott Peterson's murder trial.
A state wastewater inspector was picked Monday as the first of what will eventually be 80 people eligible to be jurors in Scott Peterson's murder trial.
The judge in Scott Peterson's murder trial will delay jury selection to consider a new motion for a change of venue from Peterson's attorney.
The judge in the Scott Peterson murder trial ruled Tuesday that he must preview all court filings to determine if they contain sensitive materials that might fall under a protective order.
A judge Monday rejected a request by Scott Peterson's attorney for a different judge to testify about why he authorized wiretaps of Peterson without a court reporter present.
The judge in Scott Peterson's murder trial ruled Tuesday that evidence dealing with the electronic tracking of Peterson after his wife's disappearance will be admitted in the trial.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in Scott Peterson's murder trial are due in court again Tuesday to argue whether information gathered from tracking Peterson's vehicles by satellite after his wife disappeared should be admitted as evidence.
The date for a preliminary hearing for singer Michael Jackson, charged with molesting a child, will be decided April 2, and search warrants in the case will remain sealed, a judge ruled Friday.
Scott Peterson's attorney is expected to argue Wednesday that the tracking information prosecutors contend reveals Peterson's whereabouts after his wife disappeared is unreliable and unscientific.
The parties in the Scott Peterson double murder trial were in court Monday to consider a number of issues, including sequestering the jury.
Defense attorney Mark Geragos filed notice late Thursday that he is ready to proceed "immediately" with the murder trial of his client Scott Peterson, who's charged with killing his wife Laci and their unborn son.
Citing the continued media storm surrounding the case of a California man accused of killing his wife and their unborn child, a judge Monday barred cameras from the coming trial.
For the second time in a week, a new judge was appointed Tuesday to hear the murder trial of a California man accused of killing his wife and their unborn son.
A judge on Friday delayed the trial of a California man charged with killing his wife and their unborn child for at least a week during a hearing to determine the court calendar.
The murder trial of Scott Peterson will be delayed and get still another new judge after the district attorney in the case Thursday challenged the state chief justice's appointment of Judge Richard Arnason, announced only the day before.
Scott Peterson's lawyer said Tuesday the double-murder suspect's parents have spent a million dollars on his defense.
A judge experienced in death-penalty cases and who one California attorney says has a reputation for maintaining tight control of the courtroom was assigned Wednesday to the trial of Scott Peterson.
The judge in the murder case of Scott Peterson Tuesday ordered the trial moved to San Mateo County, rejecting prosecution arguments that his decision to order the change was based on falsified survey data.
A judge likely will decide Tuesday the location of the trial of a California man accused of killing his wife and their unborn child.
The attorney who has joined singer Michael Jackson's defense team is no stranger to public figures and high-profile criminal cases.
Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday to seven felony counts of child molestation, then went outside and climbed to the roof of his SUV, clapped his hands, stamped his feet and blew kisses to his frenzied fans massed outside the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
A judge Wednesday refused to dismiss murder charges against a California man accused of killing his wife and their unborn child, ruling that prosecutors have presented sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.
A judge agreed Thursday to move Scott Peterson's murder trial outside of Peterson's hometown of Modesto, California, after the defense argued pre-trial publicity clouded the potential jury pool.
A California judge will hear arguments Thursday over whether a man accused of killing his wife and their unborn child can get a fair trial in his hometown.
Michael Jackson's attorney denied reports that the Nation of Islam was taking control of the singer's business, saying that Jackson was in "full control" of his affairs.
Prosecutors asked a judge Friday to reject Scott Peterson's request to move his upcoming trial away from his hometown of Modesto, California, saying that any adverse publicity in the murder case is the fault of the defendant and his attorneys.
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