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Topic - Barbara Scheper
Coroner's officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius' death a suicide, nearly a week after the "Soul Train" creator and host was found with a gunshot wound to the head.
A civil jury will likely not hear directly from Mel Gibson about the night of his drunken driving arrest because his testimony doesn't appear relevant to a deputy's claim that he was discriminated against because of the traffic stop, a judge said Tuesday.
Attorneys for a deputy who arrested Mel Gibson on suspicion of drunken driving want to call the Oscar-winner as a witness during an upcoming trial to determine if the officer suffered discrimination because of the case.
"The Artist," the black-and-white ode to the silent-film era directed by Michel Hazanavicius, led winners with four honors at Thursday's 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, presented by the 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
A judge says a jury should decide if a sheriff's deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving faced discrimination after the incident because of his religion.
A jury should decide whether the sheriff's deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving suffered workplace discrimination, a judge ruled Thursday despite expressing serious concerns about whether the man can win his case.
Judge Scheper said she will make final rulings in the case on Tuesday, with jury selection expected later next week.
Judge Scheper also says she won't allow Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to testify during the case unless there is some evidence he ordered actions against Deputy Mee.