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LOS ANGELES – The Last on a tennis referee in the case of a medical examiner who ruled her husband’s 2012 death as a murder (all times are local):

4:25 pm

A lawyer for a tennis referee arrested for a U. S. Open match and charged in her husband’s 2012 in Los Angeles says that its finances and reputation were ruined by a fake autopsy report.

An attorney for Lois Goodman asked federal court jurors Wednesday to pay compensation of at least $100,000 for legal costs, and the pain she suffered for months before prosecutors dropped a murder charge.

Attorney Todd Thibodo says Deputy medical examiner Yulai Wang (You-lie Wong) in the Los Angeles coroner’s office robbed of her civil rights when he determined Alan Goodman’s death was a murder not an accident.

A lawyer for the doctor says Wang had nothing to do with Goodman’s arrest and says the coroner’s office stands by the determination that Alan Goodman was killed.

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1:05 pm

A jury of seven women and one man selected to consider a lawsuit by a Los Angeles tennis referee who was arrested for a U. S. Open match and charged in her husband’s 2012 death.

Lois Goodman’s attorneys will present opening statements in federal court Wednesday to help clear her name a year after prosecutors dropped a murder charge.

Goodman states that a doctor in the Los Angeles coroner’s office robbed of her civil rights by falsifying an autopsy report.

She says the Deputy medical examiner Yulai Wang not follow procedures when he changed the cause of the death of Alan Goodman’s death certificate from accident to homicide.

Wang denies the accusations.

The police had said Goodman bludgeoned her husband with a coffee mug. Her lawyers say the 80-year-old fell from the stairs while home alone.

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11:42 pm

A Los Angeles tennis referee arrested for a U. S. Open match and charged in her husband’s 2012 death is trying to clear her name.

Lois Goodman’s lawyers are expected to tell jurors Wednesday in the federal district court that the Los Angeles coroner’s office robbed of her civil rights by falsifying an autopsy report.

Goodman says Deputy medical examiner Yulai Wang not follow procedures when he changed the cause of the death of Alan Goodman in the death of accident, murder, without explanation.

The change has led to a murder charge and Goodman’s arrest in New York.

The police said Goodman bludgeoned her husband with a coffee mug. Her lawyers say the 80-year-old tripped and fell down the stairs, while she was not at home.

The indictment was withdrawn after the other experts rejected the autopsy of the conclusions.

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