Thursday, February 17, 2011

Poorly written court order costs man $1.4 million

If one ever wondered how poorly written court orders can cause real damage, consider the case of Anthony Graves who would have received $1.4 million in compensation if only the words "actual innocence" had been included in the judge's order that secured Graves's release from prison. Although District Attorney Parham believes Graves is innocent, he asserts the words "actual innocence" carry no strict legal meaning

Details of the case may be found in an article by Pamela Colloff:


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