Wrongful Conviction Suit Against LA County Goes Ahead

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 6:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Los Angeles County’s appeal of a Ninth Circuit decision, holding Monday that the county is liable for its district attorney’s office's failure to track benefits awarded to jailhouse informants testifying against criminal suspects. 

The high court denied LA County’s petition for writ of certiorari in a case filed by former engineering student Thomas Goldstein, who was imprisoned 24 years for a murder that he was later exonerated for. The Ninth Circuit had found in May that since the district attorney represents...
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