Judge Tosses Conviction Of WebMD Unit's Ex-Execs

Law360, New York (June 1, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT) -- In a rare reversal, a federal judge has set aside a jury's convictions of two former executives of a one-time WebMD Corp. subsidiary, agreeing with the defendants that the limitations period had run out on the government's charge against them.

In a harshly worded opinion issued Thursday, Judge David C. Norton of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina nixed the jury's conviction of the two men, agreeing with the defendants that there was no overt act that continued the alleged original conspiracy...
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