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Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis files formal gag order appeal with state Supreme Court

Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis files formal gag order appeal with state Supreme Court

- Stamford Advocate
Attorney Norm Pattis has filed his formal appeal with the state Supreme Court asking for a hearing on whether the gag order imposed on the criminal case against Fotis Dulos should be overturned.
Pattis filed a request last month for the state's highest court to hear his appeal after Stamford Superior Court Judge John Blawie, who is overseeing the criminal proceedings in the May 24 disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, granted State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo’s request for a gag...

CT Supreme Court to hear gag order appeal in Jennifer Dulos case

CT Supreme Court to hear gag order appeal in Jennifer Dulos case

- Stamford Advocate
The state Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the gag order imposed in the Fotis Dulos case.
Defense attorney Norm Pattis, who requested the hearing, will need to file a legal brief by Oct. 9 and the state has until Oct. 28 to respond. A hearing will be scheduled after Dec. 5.
“We are delighted. I am looking forward to the argument,” Pattis said. “Gag orders are a form of prior restraint on speech and are particularly odious.”
The state’s highest...

Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis asks Supreme Court to lift gag order

Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis asks Supreme Court to lift gag order

- Stamford Advocate
The attorney representing Fotis Dulos in the criminal case connected with his estranged wife’s disappearance is asking the state Supreme Court to consider his appeal of a gag order imposed by the judge overseeing the proceedings.
Attorney Norm Pattis contends in a 12-page brief filed Wednesday with the state's highest court that his client's First Amendment rights to free speech are being impeded by the gag order, leaving him defenseless against police leaks and the intense media...

Judge denies $3M request by Jennifer Dulos’ mother in civil suit

Judge denies $3M request by Jennifer Dulos’ mother in civil suit

- Stamford Advocate
A judge has denied Gloria Farber's bid to attach the assets of Fotis Dulos as her $2.5 million lawsuit against him moved toward trial.
Attorney Richard Weinstein, representing Jennifer Dulos’ mother, argued during the proceedings Friday in Hartford civil court for Judge Cesar Noble to increase a $500,000 prejudgment remedy to $3 million.
Weinstein said Fore Group tax returns from 2007 to 2016 indicated Fotis Dulos’ company owed his client’s late husband, Hilliard...

Dulos custody case filing questions grandmother’s mental health

Dulos custody case filing questions grandmother’s mental health

- Stamford Advocate
An attorney representing Fotis Dulos in his divorce and custody battle is seeking a mental health evaluation for Gloria Farber who has been caring for her grandchildren since their mother disappeared.
In a motion filed in Stamford family court Thursday, attorney Rich Rochlin contends that Farber, 85, has had mental health issues in the past and should be evaluated as she is seeking permanent custody of her daughter’s five children.
Rochlin also contends that Farber is paying...

Jennifer Dulos disappearance: Troconis in court, Fotis to discuss finances this week

Jennifer Dulos disappearance: Troconis in court, Fotis to discuss finances this week

- Stamford Advocate
As the search for Jennifer Dulos nears three months, her estranged husband will be questioned this week about his financial affairs and his girlfriend will be back in court on pending criminal charges related to the disappearance.
Fotis Dulos, 52, and Michelle Troconis, 44, have each pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with the May 24 disappearance.
Troconis is scheduled to return Monday to state Superior Court in Stamford for what...

Jennifer Dulos case: No ‘clear video’ of Fotis dumping bags, Pattis says

Jennifer Dulos case: No ‘clear video’ of Fotis dumping bags, Pattis says

- Stamford Advocate
Defense attorney Norm Pattis said he is underwhelmed by evidence turned over by prosecutors so far in the Jennifer Dulos disappearance case.
“It was like waking up Christmas morning and getting an IOU,” Pattis said during an interview with WPLR’s Chaz and AJ.
“We still don’t have the evidence that they say they have, even,” he said.
In a motion to dismiss hindering prosecution and evidence tampering charges against Fotis Dulos, Pattis said...

Jennifer Dulos case: Will dismissal argument reveal more evidence?

Jennifer Dulos case: Will dismissal argument reveal more evidence?

- Stamford Advocate
A motion filed this week by Fotis Dulos’ lawyers asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him presents an interesting argument but may have an ulterior motive.
“I think that this is an effort on the defense’s part to get more discovery,” said Brittany Paz, a defense attorney and former associate of Fotis Dulos defense lawyer Norm Pattis. “The problem is that this is an ongoing investigation and so discovery has been sparse.”
Fotis Dulos and...

Jennifer Dulos case: Fotis’ lawyers want charges dismissed

Jennifer Dulos case: Fotis’ lawyers want charges dismissed

- Stamford Advocate
Lawyers representing Fotis Dulos claimed in a court filing on Wednesday that the prosecution has “put the cart before the horse” by charging their client in connection with Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.
The attorneys filed a motion Wednesday — two months since Jennifer Dulos vanished — to dismiss the tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution charges against her estranged husband.
“The defendant stands charged with two crimes that have no...

Jennifer Dulos case: Michelle Troconis travel issues focus of brief court hearing

Jennifer Dulos case: Michelle Troconis travel issues focus of brief court hearing

- Stamford Advocate
Michelle Troconis — charged in the disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos — had her court-approved trip out of state cut short after just one day because of issues with her GPS monitoring device.
State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo raised the issue during a 90-second pretrial hearing in Troconis’ case Thursday.
Judge Gary White last month granted defense attorney Andrew Bowman’s request to allow his client to travel out of state from June 30...

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