Trials & Litigation

Retired Chief Judge Will Oversee Effort to Find Any Evidence of Perjury in Lawyer's Client Files


A retired chief of the Wayne County Circuit Court was appointed a special master on Wednesday and put in charge of an effort to review client files of Detroit attorney David Dunn to determine whether they contain evidence relevant to a perjury conspiracy case he is facing,

Judge William Giovan, who left the bench in 2008, will be paid $125 an hour to separate legitimate evidence from client secrets, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Dunn was on the verge of trying a first-degree murder case when he was arrested in open court last week. He and his client, Andre Collins, are accused of plotting to concoct perjured testimony to use in at trial.

Additional coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Arrested in Court Yesterday, Attorney David Dunn Gets Personal Bond Today in Perjury Conspiracy Case”

ABAJournal.com: “Defense Attorney, Unlike Prosecutor, Was Publicly Arrested and Jailed in False Testimony Case”

ABAJournal.com: “Issue for Judge in Lawyer Perjury Case: How to Search Lawyer Files Yet Not Violate Client Privilege?”

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