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Fotis Dulos' Attorney Reportedly Considering Movie, Book Deals

Fotis Dulos' Attorney Reportedly Considering Movie, Book Deals

Hollywood and the publishing world have called on Norm Pattis, after he defended the accused murderer of Jennifer Farber Dulos.

- Patch
Attorney Norm Pattis, who defended the late Fotis Dulos against murder and kidnapping charges, has received movie offers and book deals about the case, reports Connecticut Law Tribune.
Dulos was accused of murdering his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos, who has not been seen since May 24 of last year. He committed suicide in January, and her body has not been found.
Pattis said he did not know how many movie and book offers he has received, but added that he is not entertaining...

Search warrant executed at Fotis Dulos’ home day after suicide attempt

Search warrant executed at Fotis Dulos’ home day after suicide attempt

- Gruntstuff
Connecticut authorities executed a warrant on Wednesday at the home of accused wife-killer Fotis Dulos as he remained in “dire” situation at Jacobi Medical Middle from a suicide attempt.
The search at Dulos’ Farmington mansion — the place he was discovered contained in the storage Tuesday — was performed by Connecticut State Police, although it’s unclear what they had been on the lookout for, the native police division introduced on Twitter.
The...

Afternoon Briefs: Federal judge again blocks Medicaid work requirements; longtime 9th Circuit judge dies

Afternoon Briefs: Federal judge again blocks Medicaid work requirements; longtime 9th Circuit judge dies

- ABA Journal
Medicaid work requirements are illegal in Michigan, judge says On Wednesday, a federal judge invalidated the work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan, just weeks after a federal appeals court upheld his decision to strike down Arkansas’ requirement that recipients there must work to qualify for health insurance provided by the government. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia previously blocked the Trump administration’s...

Suspect in murder of Ansonia woman and disappearance of daughter in court Thursday

Suspect in murder of Ansonia woman and disappearance of daughter in court Thursday

Jose Morales, accused of killing his girlfriend, Christine Holloway, three months ago, today opted to waive his right to a probable cause hearing

- Fox 61
There is still an Amber Alert in effect for missing one-year-old Ansonia girl, Vanessa Morales, who disappeared in early December. And Thursday, her father, the prime suspect in her disappearance, was in Milford Superior Court answering to murder charges, in the brutal beating death of her mother.
Jose Morales, accused of killing his girlfriend, Christine Holloway, three months ago, today opted to waive his right to a probable cause hearing.
The only other matter tended to in court...

Ansonia murder suspect waives probable cause, pleads not guilty

Ansonia murder suspect waives probable cause, pleads not guilty

- CT Post
Jose Morales turned down a chance to preview some of the state’s evidence against him Thursday when he waived his right to a probable cause hearing.
Morales is accused of murdering Christine Holloway, his girlfriend and mother of their child, Vanessa, in her Ansonia home just after Thanksgiving. Vanessa is still the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert. She has not been see in public since Nov. 29.
Her father also faces a charge of tampering with evidence in the murder case and...

Norm Pattis enters case of Roger Stone jurors

Norm Pattis enters case of Roger Stone jurors

- New Haven Register
Connecticut attorney Norm Pattis is now involved in the Roger Stone case.
According to The National Law Journal, Pattis, of The Pattis & Smith Law Firm, is now representing Mike Cernovich, who last week filed a motion seeking the juror voir dire identification number of the the Roger Stone jury’s forewoman and jury questionnaires in the case.
Over the years, Pattis has represented clients in high-profile cases, including Fotis Dulos, who was charged in the murder of...

Invoking the 'Interest of Justice,' Judge Taps Sidley Austin's Alan Raul to Represent Roger Stone Jurors

Invoking the 'Interest of Justice,' Judge Taps Sidley Austin's Alan Raul to Represent Roger Stone Jurors

Raul is a former associate counsel to President Ronald Reagan, a member of the conservative group Checks and Balances and the head of Sidley Austin’s privacy and cybersecurity practice.

- The National Law Journal
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia is turning to Sidley Austin partner Alan Raul for pro bono representation of jurors from Roger Stone’s trial as right-wing figure Mike Cernovich goes to court to obtain copies of questionnaires they filled out ahead of jury selection.
Cernovich, represented by the outspoken Connecticut attorney Norm Pattis of The Pattis & Smith Law Firm—who most recently made headlines with his representation of the late...

Supreme Court dismisses gag order appeal in Dulos case

Supreme Court dismisses gag order appeal in Dulos case

- Hartford Courant
The state Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal by Fotis Dulos’ attorney to overturn the sweeping gag order imposed on lawyers, law enforcement and even potential witnesses involved in the high-profile case.
The court issued an order late Wednesday with no explanation as to why it was dismissing it. Both Dulos’ attorney Norm Pattis and The Courant had filed briefs asking the court to make a ruling on the gag order even though Dulos is now dead.
Pattis said Thursday he...

Pattis Asks State Supreme Court To Uphold Dulos Gag Order Appeal

Pattis Asks State Supreme Court To Uphold Dulos Gag Order Appeal

Fotis Dulos' defense attorney's motion was supported by the Hartford Courant, which also filed a brief in the Jennifer Farber Dulos case.

- Patch
Attorney Norm Pattis asked an appeals court to reinstate his challenge to a gag order in the Jennifer Dulos murder case, and the Hartford Courant has joined his effort.
Jennifer Dulos' estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, had been charged with her murder before he committed suicide last month. Pattis, who represented Fotis Dulos, is seeking to keep the case alive in an effort to clear his client's name, and he argues that Judge John Blawie's gag order hinders his ability to do so.
In a...

Gun charges for Ansonia murder defendant transferred to Milford Court

Gun charges for Ansonia murder defendant transferred to Milford Court

- CT Post
Two stun gun charges pending against New Haven resident Jose Morales were transferred Wednesday to Milford Superior Court where Morales already is facing murder charges.
Superior Court Judge Melanie Cradle ordered the transfer to consolidate the criminal cases against Morales, 43, who is charged with murdering Christine Holloway and tampering with evidence in connection with that crime.
Assistant State’s Attorney Melissa Holmes asked the judge for the transfer so all of the...

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