Ex-Law Firm Manager Can't Shake Conviction Over $5M Fraud

Law360 (November 19, 2018, 10:23 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit has refused to grant a motion for a new trial by a former law firm manager who was convicted of running a scheme to defraud insurance companies of $5 million in injury suits brought by the firm’s clients, saying that there was not enough new evidence to reopen the case.

The court on Friday said statements made by a co-conspirator after the trial that suggested he lied on the stand by saying he had not been guaranteed a specific sentence were not enough for Earlie Dickerson to get a do-over in the case. The panel noted that even...

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