Saturday, March 11, 2006

Fox News Special
Fox will be airing a one-hour special of the Joran Van Der Sloot interview with Greta Van Sustren this Sunday night at 9 p.m. Eastern. In other news, The Primetime ABC interview aired in Netherlands this week. Joran is scheduled to do interviews with Dutch Networks in upcoming days. Stay tuned for details...

Courtroom Showdown
John Q. Kelly, who just returned from Aruba, spoke to Greta about the latest in the civil suit case. Kelly is expected to file their opposition of the dismissal filed by Joe Tacopina within 30 days. Tacopina will then respond to that in 10 days paving way for the courtroom showdown set for May 17th 2006.

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Email From Joran
A legal defense fund account for Joran Van Der Sloot has been set up with JPMorgan Chase Bank by his New York Attorney Joe Tacopina. Account information can be found below in an email from Joran Van Der Sloot. "The lawyer for a Dutch youth questioned in the disappearance of a young Alabama woman in Aruba moved on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by her parents.Attorney Joseph Tacopina filed papers on behalf of Joran van der Sloot and his father, saying the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan, should be thrown out because the case has no connection to New York." (AP) Click on picture to enlarge...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Lawsuits Extravaganza
Defense Attorney Joe Tacopina went on the attack last night promising counter lawsuits against Natalee Holloway's parents and all those who are calling his client "a murderer and a sexual predator without a stitch of evidence." Tacopina, who is representing the Van Der Sloots pro-bono, sternly declared "the days of slandering and just making statements against Joran Van Der Sloot publicly are over." Motion to dismiss the civil suit on grounds of 'forum non conveniens' was filed this morning. Click here for exclusive documents

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Programing note: Tacopina on MSNBC's Live & Direct with Rita Cosby at 9pm EST

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Motion To Be Filed
Defense attorney Joe Tacopina is expected to file a motion to dismiss the civil suit against Joran Van Der Sloot tomorrow. Tacopina will appear On the Record with Greta tonight and most likely make media rounds on Wednesday. Exclusive court documents might be available here. Stay tuned...

"Of course this isn't just any lawyer, it's Joe Tacopina. He's a high-profile defense attorney who goes wine shopping in Italy with Supreme Court Justice Scalia..."

Monday, March 06, 2006

Guilfoyle Vs Tacopina
The gloves came off last night as Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle and newly retained Van Der Sloot attorney Joe Tacopina squared off on Joran's latest interview. Guilfoyle believes Joran is still lying and that he has become more confident with his story as he retells the facts over and over again. Guilfoyle also feels Joran has begun laying the groundwork to blame the Kalpoe Brothers.

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"I did not say I believe him"
What I said is that I am "inclined to believe him... that this is an ongoing investigation and a new fact could arise which would change all my views." I don't believe anyone until this is solved. No one should. I have my eyes wide open but if someone provides me information that is worthy of belief (consistent with known evidence), I am inclined to believe it but I leave the door wide open in case other evidence points at guilt. (Read more at GretaWire)
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