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Anna Nicole's Doc Challenges Search Warrants

10/17/2007 8:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lawyers for Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, Anna Nicole Smith's former psychiatrist, were in a Los Angeles County courtroom challenging the validity of a search warrant used in last Friday's raid on her Studio City home.

The home of Dr. Erosovich was one of several locations raided by state officials as part of an investigation into doctors who prescribed medications to the former Playmate who died in Florida on February 8th.

Erosovich's lawyers challenged the search warrant as "overly broad" and requested the return of some of the good doctor's personal items, including CDs and DVDs that had been seized in the raid.

Erosovich's attorneys also made arrangements to view all of the seized materials. We've learned the judge may appoint a Special Master to the case. This person ensures there was no "inappropriate seizure," and analyzes the material seized to determine what is protected by doctor/patient privilege and what is not.

In addition, the judge signed several additional search warrants -- what those are for, we don't know. They'll be back in court December 5.

Several agencies conducted searches last week in connection with the Medical Board of California's investigation into whether Anna Nicole was overprescribed medication.

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61.

what    

What other places can they search. Are they expanding the involvement to other than Doctors? Offices , homes and storage areas of Doc already searched. Where else will they go?

2506 days ago
62.

Kara    

#5 I agree..We dont care about this pitiful crowd..Howard is in Mourning as he cannot function or live without Anna-Lizzard larry is spending money that aint his and the poor kid..What a mess..No garbage soap opera has ever come close to this never ending sick , unhealthy crap..No it is not the doctors fault(( most of the time))..We are all responsible for what we do or dont do.....etc etc

2506 days ago
63.

Sue    

I am sure It is Howard instructing here to fight the warrants
another obstruction of Justice

2506 days ago
64.

Chuck    

It doesn't take a CSI team to know that Anna Nicole Smith and her son were both murdered within days of each other. These were not casual overdoses.

2506 days ago
65.

what    

Howie tactics..............Diversion.............distraction..............Delay.............and destroy credibility.

2506 days ago
66.

rooting4Larry    

what else can they search,

How about HKS's apartment, LB house, his apartment if he is still renting it, the storage space where HKS put ANS's things, his parent's home and office? Well there must be others but that will do for now.

2506 days ago
67.

IT IS WHAT IT IS!    

Justice Denied, I believe Larry's house has already been searched.
Reported by Fox News, and Geraldo Friday, Saturday. It was searched same time doctor's house seached appx. 6:30 A.M.

2506 days ago
68.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


HERE's one for ya !

HOW MUCH DID ALL THE PRESCRIPTIONS ANNA HAD IN HER SYSTEM COST ?


THIS STORY IS REMINDING ME OF THE STORY :


ALI BABA AND the FORTY THIEVES !

2506 days ago
69.

uuuhhooohh!!!    

After Reading this quote from the Mercury News link on this thread...

"After a medical professional's office is searched, a special master appointed by the court reviews the items and helps ensure authorities didn't seize materials, privileged or otherwise, not covered by the warrant. The doctors' attorneys will have the opportunity to challenge the seizure of these items. "

...I did some reading on Doctor/Patient Privilege...to little ole me, this SEEMS to be in place to protect the Patient NOT the Doctor...
"
"Once a bona-fide doctor-patient relationship is established, the duty of confidentiality"attaches," and in many states, the doctor can invoke a legal privilege, on the patient's behalf, when asked to disclose or divulge information the doctor may have or know about the patient."

http://www.enotes.com/everyday-law-e...onfidentiality

CALIFORNIA: California's legal privilege expressly includes psychotherapists and psychiatrists (Section 1010 of Evidence Rules). Patients must expressly waive doctor-patient confidentiality when they become plaintiffs in civil lawsuits (Section 1016 of Evidence Rules). Doctors may withhold certain mental health records from patients if disclosure would have an adverse effect on patient. (H&S Section 1795.12 and.14).

Another something interesting...imo...

"The attorney-client privilege, perhaps the most important of traditional privileges, can be negated if a court determines that an attorney-client communication has been used to further a crime."

http://judiciary.senate.gov/testimon...70&wit_id=5754

SO, I would surmise, they will try the "OVERLY BROAD" argument...ANYONE have further info or thoughts on this?

2506 days ago
71.

GUARDIAN OF THE AIRWAVES    

1st. It's impossible for doctors who see hundreds, perhaps thousands of people on a regular basis to be certain wether or not an individual is "drug-seeking" or actually has a valid need for scheduled & government controlled meds.
2nd. Going after reputable doctors who regularly have these tough decisions to make, and threatening to demonize & strip them of their ability to practice valid medicine is a tragedy all it's own!
3rd. Being an American Military Veteran suffering from a chronic condition which requires such medicines in order to get through some of the ugliest-brainseering-blood boiling-disabling & wickedly painful days and managing to maintain a positive outlook on life, I've come to understand the uses of the same drugs I, myself, once demonized as a soldier and a younger man.
4th. Since it's unclear what A.N.S. was suffering from to be certain, we may never know the truth.

AND

5th. If the courts of law & our government make it any harder for common joes such as myself who have no history nor want and need for drug missuse or abuse... what's next??

FINALLY, I'm not saying that Anna beneffited from constantly being medicated. I AM SAYING, going after doctors who are genuinely attempting to help sends only one somber message. And it's not a good one.

2506 days ago
72.

uuuhhooohh!!!    

ANNA NICOLE...FINAL 24...BIO Channel at 11:00pm....TUNE IN!!!!!!

2506 days ago
73.

Heather    

She killed Anna. She knew Anna was abusing those drugs and she continued to prescribe them. Most doctors monitor the drugs they give their patients, I know mine do. Hell, he only give me so much of a particular drug....and gives me a hard time about renewing it....This doctor was unethical and kept prescribing knowing the state she was in and she was abusing the very drugs she was prescribing. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. I still think she and Howard are in on it.

Revoke it friggin license....

2506 days ago
74.

tweety    



Howard & Co. is FINALLY going to Pay for what he put Virgie thru.

Larry's also going to know what it's like to have his child taken away from him.

And hopefully they will BOTH, along with a few others, live happily ever after

in a COLD, DAMP Jail Cell for the Deaths of Daniel and his mother.

We will all be Singing Hallaluyah !!!

Rejoicing, we will do.

Amen!

2506 days ago
75.

I'm Back Biatches    

You people who speak about the departed so coldly and with such vulgarity will earn your penance in hell.

Anna was an addict and I do think the doctor should be held responsible but to blame Howard is ridiculous. He is not a doctor and did what many attorneys do for their clients daily in Hollywood. You people still want to crucify this man and it makes me sick.

2506 days ago
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