A murder investigation leads detectives to a judge who may be taking bribes from a select group of divorce lawyers to rig their cases.



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A murder investigation leads detectives to a judge who may be taking bribes from a select group of divorce lawyers to rig their cases.

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12 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: White female, 5'7", early thirties.
Ed Green: Any prints?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: If she had fingertips.
Ed Green: You got anything?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Yeah, water in her lungs. She was alive when she went in.
Lennie Briscoe: We were hoping for something more definitive, like maybe a bullet?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Sorry.
Ed Green: What are we talking about here? Homicide, suicide, accident? What?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Look, what can I tell you? It's your classic CUPPI. Case unde...
Lennie Briscoe: Case undetermined pending police investigation, right.
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Subjective and Sealed
22 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A woman's body snagged by a fisherman on the Hudson River bank is the case that Briscoe and Green catch in this Law And Order story. She's been there a while, but she's finally identified as a missing court house employee going through a messy divorce with Sean Cullen.

Which of course makes him look good for it especially in the eyes of that noted divorce expert Jerry Orbach. But again it's Elizabeth Rohm who spots certain inconsistencies that send the DA looking in other directions.

What we have here is a divorce racket in the divorce part of the Supreme Court in New York County. Judge Jan Maxwell consistently favors a certain group of lawyers in her court. The beauty of this is that divorce cases are automatically sealed except for the parties and attorneys involved. And the decisions are for the most part subjective with alimony, community property, and custodial rights left completely at the judge's discretion. If it weren't for the fact that the deceased was a court employee you couldn't possibly catch on.

Maybe Lennie Briscoe has a reason to be so cynical about matrimony and divorce.

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