Attorney Andrew Greenlee – Notable Cases in the News
Dalia Dippolito of Boynton Beach was accused of hiring an undercover police officer to kill her husband. Her case generated massive media attention, and many viewed her conviction as a foregone conclusion. Trial Attorney Andrew Greenlee successfully argued on appeal that the trial court violated Ms Dippolito’s constitutional rights when they did not let her question prospective jurors about pretrial publicity. The appellate court agreed. It concluded that the original jury was tainted by those who had seen media coverage before the trial, and granted Ms. Dippolito a new trial.
Rashia Wilson, “Tax Fraud Queen” Sentence Reduced
Mr. Greenlee represented Rashia Wilson, a Tampa woman who was derided by the media as the “Tax Fraud Queen” and the “First Lady of Tax Fraud.” Ms. Wilson was convicted in two separate cases on gun and fraud charges. However, on appeal, Attorney Greenlee successfully argued that she was improperly sentenced to a total of 21 years. She will be re-sentenced to a lesser amount of time in a future hearing.
Andrew Greenlee was one of the attorneys representing legendary test pilot General Chuck Yeager, first man to break the sound barrier, in his request to the United States Supreme Court to hear a case regarding the use of his image and likeness without authorization. General Yeager asked the United States Supreme Court to review a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed dismissal of his case based on a controversial interpretation of the statute of limitations under the federal Lanham Act.
Ann Bogie Sues Joan Rivers – Federal Appeals Court in Chicago
Trial Attorney Andrew Greenlee represented Ann Bogie in a federal appeals court in Chicago in her lawsuit against Joan Rivers for violating her privacy by filming a backstage conversation and including it in a documentary about the comedian. Attorney Greenlee argued that Bogie had a right to an expectation of privacy in the backstage area, and that his client met the requirements of a “highly offensive” argument after being duped by the late Ms. Rivers into making remarks about a third party that were secretly filmed and shown in a documentary movie for profit.
Kenyon Walton – Seventh Circuit Appeal
Law enforcement searched Mr. Walton’s car and found nearly $800,000 worth of cocaine in his rental car. When Walton challenged the constitutionality of the search, the Government argued that he lacked standing because he was in violation of the conditions of his parole, and because he rented the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Attorney Andrew Greenlee appealed that decision. On appeal, the Seventh Circuit reversed the district court and remanded the case to the district court to rule on the constitutionality of the search.