Archive for October 2nd, 2009

American Lawyer Covers Muchnick-McDevitt Exchange on Benoit Book

Am Law Daily, the blog of American Lawyer magazine, has a story today about World Wrestling Entertainment lawyer Jerry McDevitt’s lively email exchange with author Irvin Muchnick over his new book, CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death.

Muchnick is currently publishing the full texts of his June 2008 correspondence with McDevitt, in installments on Twitter, a dozen “tweets” a day. Muchnick’s Twitter feed is at http://twitter.com/irvmuch.

The Am Law Daily article by Zach Lowe, headlined “K&L Gates in Bizarre WWE Smackdown,” can be viewed at http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/2009/10/kl-gates-in-bizarre-1.html.

WWE on Muchnick’s CHRIS & NANCY — The Twitter Daily Dozen for October 2

For a live feed of this continuing series, follow @irvmuch at Twitter.

PARTS 25 – 36

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 25 to raise here is not clear, nor is the importance of the “unanswered question” evident

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 26 given the certainty that Chris Benoit murdered his family. There are a few clear things, however,

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 27 which your piece omits. First of all, it was WWE which provided law enforcement with information

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 28 it had about Chris Benoit’s visit to Dr. Astin on the day of the murders before any search warrant

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 29 was executed on Dr. Astin. Secondly, I personally met with District Attorney David Soares,

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 30 who has conducted the Signature Pharmacy investigation, and WWE acted promptly on information

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 31 provided to us by Mr. Soares in suspending talent who had dealt with Signature in ways

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 32 that violated the Wellness Program. Third, there is little mystery now about Chris Benoit’s

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 33 medical condition on the date of the murders. His autopsy report confirms the existence

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 34 of a medical condition requiring testosterone replacement therapy. In that regard, despite original

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 35 statements made by the United States Attorney suggesting that Dr. Astin overprescribed

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 36 testosterone, the fact is that Dr. Astin was never charged with any illegality in regard to


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