Sunday, June 24, 2007
Check out the Wall Street Jrl here discussing the recent move by prosecutors to request the court dismiss some of the cases against KPMG executives. Would prosecutors really seek dismissal of cases to secure the tactical advantage of having the matter finalized for appeal? And if that is the case, should prosecutors be held to the same standard as defense counsel who are forced in many cases to make tactical decisions that can jeopardize an entire case (e.g. deciding whether the client will testify). Should the dismissals be with prejudice - after all - how much in attorney fees should the defense have to pay (that is if they do have to pay in the final resolution of the attorney fee question)?