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John Edwards Found NOT GUILTY! Mistrials On All Counts But One!

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Congrats, John Edwards! You're off the hook …for now!!

Having been accused of soliciting almost a million from financial backers to help cover up his affair (and the baby that came with it) during his 2008 run for the White House, a jury reached a verdict today after nine days of deliberations!

On count three of accepting illegal campaign contributions from heiress Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon, the former presidential candidate has been found NOT GUILTY!

On the five other counts? The judge has declared mistrials on all of 'em!

It's not clear whether or not prosecutors will fight for a retrial, but one thing's for sure — he's a lucky, lucky man!

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Nicollette Sheridan Gets A Retrial, But Has To Wait Until Next Season Fall

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Everyone deserves a second chance…to prove that they were illegally fired from their job.

After the last court room dramz between Nicollette Sheridan and ABC's Desperate Housewives ended in a mistrial, a judge has OK'd a rematch.

Judge Elizabeth Allen White rejected

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Nicollette Sheridan Demands A Retrial!

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Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC for killing off her character on Desperate Housewives has resulted in a mistrial, since the jury was deadlocked in an 8-4 vote on the matter.

While ABC and Touchstone Television are asking El Lay Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen to grant a verdict in their favor, Sheridan's lawyers are demanding a retrial. Since eight jury members voted in favor of the actress receiving punitive damages and they needed nine, her legal team thinks they can win a retrial and filed papers that state:

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Nicollette Vs Desperate Housewives Results Are In! Jury Hung In A Mistrial!!!

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The jury can't make up its mind, so it's looks like Nicollette Sheridan will have to try again!

The jury in the Nicollette v. Desperate Housewives case has declared it a mistrial after they could not reach a verdict.

Nobody wins. But nobody loses either.

But, Team Nicollette still

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Roger Clemens Going Back On Trial For Perjury

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Despite the mistrial declared by a judge in July, Roger Clemens is going back to court to defend himself against perjury allegations for lying in a 2008 hearing that he never used steroids or other enhancement drugs.

Federal Judge Reggie Walton rejected ex-baseball pitcher's request to toss the perjury charges against him and says he must face another trial on April 17.

Obviously, Clemens' legal camp isn't happy and has said, “This case should end. He’s been put through enough.”

The proceedings were immediately stopped this past July after prosecutors "inadvertently" allowed jurors to see comments by U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings during the 2008 hearing of which the charges stem from.

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Roger Clemens Case

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The judge in the Roger Clemens federal perjury trial abruptly made the decision to to declare a mistrial on just the second day of testimony.

The former All-Star baseball pitcher was accused of perjury after he had testified in a 2008 hearing that he never used steroids or other enhancement drugs.

During Thursday's trial, a major snafu occurred when a video screen was left on in the courtroom, allowing jurors to see a written comments by U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings during the 2008 hearing.

Once the discovery was made, the judge said, "Sadly, I have reached this conclusion" after he commented that he would not allow outside testimony or evidence be used in the courtroom.

Unbelievable. For more info, watch the video (above).

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Second Mistrial In Matteo Surf Battle!

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A judge has declared a mistrial once again in the misdemeanor battery case against Skylar Peak and Philip Hildebrand, the two surfers that allegedly attacked a paparazzi when they tried to photograph Matthew McConaughey on a Malibu beach.

The first mistrial was declared on March 29th after it was discovered that Peak’s mother was seriously injured in a car crash.

Both sides will return to court on July 2nd when the prosecution will announce whether to retry the case.

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