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Watch the Conrad Murray Trial on Your Mobile Device

If you’re home during the day like myself, you’ve probably noticed the local TV coverage of the Dr. Conrad Murray trial, which got underway on Tuesday.

For those of you on the run (or the population that’s obsessed with all things Michael Jackson), you can watch the proceedings thanks to the Michael Jackson Doctor Trial App from Fox Television Stations.

For 99 cents, iPhone, iPad and Android users get access to live coverage of the trial along with recorded local news segments, photo galleries and biographies of all the key people involved in the case.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the app is No. 1 among for-pay news apps.

Oh, America.

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Lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray Describes Life in Media Bubble

TexasLawyer.com staff reporter Miriam Rozen has penned a commendable profile of Ed Chernoff (pictured), the Houston lawyer hired within 48 hours of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 to defend the pop superstar’s controversial bedside provider Dr. Conrad Murray.

Because of the constant and expensive Houston-LA commuting brought on by the case, Chernoff decided last fall to rent an apartment in Hollywood. He says he has learned to no longer answer calls on his cell phone from numbers he does not recognize, because they are usually unwelcome media inquires. He also describes the impact of the media attention on his firm Stradely, Chernoff & Alford:

“We’ve handled lots of high-profile cases. It’s one thing when you have three cameras out there as you leave the courthouse. It is another when it’s 300,” Chernoff says.

Chernoff and partner Bill Stradley say Murray’s defense has taxed their firm’s time and resources; forced them to figure out how best to handle the deluge of media inquiries; and required major case-juggling among the five lawyers at the firm.

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