Skilling Testimony Pushed To Next Week

Law360, New York (April 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When attorney Daniel Petrocelli spontaneously broke into The Mamas and the Papas' song “Monday, Monday” in the halls of Houston’s district court, onlookers took it as a sign that the highly anticipated testimony of former Enron executive Jeff Skilling would not begin until next week.

Skilling, Petrocelli’s client, was instead replaced by the cross-examination of former Enron in-house counsel James Derrick, which stretched into the afternoon and confirmed suspicions of the delay.

Despite the rumors that Skilling would take the stand Thursday afternoon, the defense’s examination...
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