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legal guys. >> to be honest with you, i can't begin to understand this case. because it's not -- they're claiming, well, they should take the -- neiman marcus should take the gifts back. the personal shopper in here is named the defendant. so it's a very odd piece of litigation. >> you can hear more from our legal guys in the next hour of the cnn newsroom. hello again. i'm fredricka whitfield. right now in sanford, florida, the clock is ticking for confessed shooter george zimmerman. he has less than 24 hours to report back to jail. he's been free on bail for weeks after he pleaded not guilty to murdering trayvon martin. martin savidge is in sanford, florida. how is the stakeout going. what skand of timeline are we talking about? >> all right, sorry.
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we're going to to to work out the audio and get back to martin in sanford, florida. all right, meantime, let's go to egypt now and look at the live pictures coming out of tahrir square in cairo. thousands of demonstrators are gathering as they have been all day as they're protesting the life sentence given to hosni mubarak earlier today for his role in killing hundreds of anti-government protesters last year, adding to the unrest, two of mubarak's sons were convicted of corruption charges. >> and the first day marking the queen's diamond jubilee celebration begins with a bang. a 41-gun salute was fired at the
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tower of london while other similar salutes echoed across the united kingdom marking the 60th anniversary of the queen's coronation. hundreds of thousands cheed as areaved as a race course in london. her first engagement of the four-day celebration. we'll have much more tomorrow. be sure to watch a royal celebration, elizabeth's 60 years as queen. hosted by brooke baldwin and piers morgan. >> from the paumomp and circumstance of the uc to the recognition of the u.s. navy's newest marine. the uss mississippi was commissioned into service in the port of tas cugalla. it cost about $2 billion to construct and it's part of the virginia class, which is billed as the navy's next generation of attack submarines. let's go back to sanford, florida. our martin savidge is there. and at any moment now, it's
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expected that george zimmerman would report back to jail, martin, how much longer does he have? >> well, we figure it's less than 24 hours. the judge, of course, made his ruling yesterday about 1:30, 2:00 in the afternoon. he gave 48 hours. the clock is ticking down. that's the receiving intake area of the seminole county jail. same door he came out six weeks ago. same door he's going to enter to get back into the facility, and over here f you look at the tents, that's the rest of the media party as we wait 24 hours a day. they have been sitting here to try to catch a glimpse and maybe a word as george zimmerman returns to the facility here. fredricka. >> and so, martin, the reason why he's being asked to report back to jail is because the judge said yesterday that he's revoking that bond because he was disingenuous, wasn't honest about how much money he and come to find out the zimmerman
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family, zimmerman and his wife did have enough money to post bond, right? >> right. and that's exactly, it all comes down to money essentially. you remember the first bond hearing, the family said they didn't have any. as a result, the bond needed to be set low. then we learned they did have a lot of money sitting in a paypal account as a result of donations online. that's what got the judge upset. the state was able to provide transcripts of a recorded telephone conversation between george zimmerman and his wife when they talked about the money. clearly, they knew about the money. yet when they get under oath, they said they didn't know anything about the money. that got the judge angry. >> go ahead. cereaabout that. >> i was going to play for you some of the sound from what the judge had to say when he delivered. listen. >> mr. zimmerman can sit back as i use again the euphinism, a potted palm and let his wife
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testify falsely before the court when he knew the amount of money in controversy, nor can he allow his attorney to step up and make misrepresentations. not your fault, you were candid and honest with the court as you have always been, and he can't sit back and obtain the benefits of a lower bond or circumstances based upon those material falsehoods. that's what they were. at this time, revoke his bond. >> you couldn't quite see the steam coming out from his ears. but it was clear the judge was very angry and upset. >> i wonder, martin, once and if zimmerman shows up again, reports, you know, to be put back in jail, would there be another bond hearing? >> there is likely to be another one. his defense attorney, mark o'mara, said there will be. the other attorney who was speaking out, this is interesting, the attorney for the martin family, and ben crum
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said what this gets to is really whether george zimmerman tells the truth or not. listen to what he had to say. >> it was at the crux of the matter in the whole case, judge le lest er finding that zimmerman s dishonest is very important because his credibility is the most important thing in this entire case. >> and it is because it's a self-defense case, and george zimmerman was the only survivor. yes, you can expect another bond hearing maybe as early as next week. >> all right, martin savidge, thanks so much, from sanford, florida. >> a woman sues the department store because they won't take back more than a million dollars worth of gifts her husband bought her. legal guys are on the case. a party? [ music plays, record skips ] hi, i'm new ensure clear.
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the legal guys are here. hello, richard and avery. pretty fascinating cases this week, including a lawsuit against niemen marcus for refusing to take back more thoon a million dollars of worth of items. avery, why don't you rink this up? >> there's the law make a department store libel to a wife when her husband is having sex
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with their personal shopper? we have the answers for you and more. >> okay, and richard? >> well, fred, apparently this personal shopper got very personal with the woman's husband while she was recovering from a car accident. and therefore, the woman says i want to return everything because this personal shopper got commission on $1.5 million. we'll see what the return policy and is how the case unfolds. >> fantastic. 90 seconds from now. ♪ [ piano chords ]
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a dallas woman is suing neeken marcus for refusing to take back more than a million dollars worth of gifts that her ex-husband allegedly bought from the wife's personal shopper. the legal guys are back. oh, boy, this is a whopper of a case, isn't it? richard, you first. patricia walker, she was in a traffic accident in 2007, and her husband was giving her a number of gifts during her recovery. apparently, he was buying these gifts from the personal shopper who very much knew the tastes of the wife. but the wife says they were having an affair and so that up sets her and she says i'm taking all of the stuff back. many of the items which she never wore, et cetera, but neiman marcus wasn't taken the items back.
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now she's suing. does she have a case? >> that's quite a personal shopper, i must say. really. >> in terms of the $1.5 million. knows her tastes where. >> no, not those terms. you know what i'm talking about. anyway, $1.5 million in items purposed through the personal shopper there who got commission on everything, look, neiman marcus has a website. they put their return policy on it, if you're not fully satisfied with your products, return them and apparent ly they're not living up to the promise. >> does it matter if months have passed or years have passed? >> three years ago is when they were purchased. there's got to be fine print in there. something, and i think niemann tried to resolve it, but it's too much money. $1.5 million. they wouldn't do it all. >> usually, there is a 90 days or you know, 60 days or two
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weeks most stores will extend that on their return policy. so if that term has expired and she wants to return the items to niemen marcus, how can she sue that they honor her request? >> well, i don't think she can affect a lawsuit, fredricka. it claims there's a breach of a fiduciary duty, meaning there's a trust relationship between neiman marcus and patricia walker who is the plaintiff. there's no trust relationship. and then she claimed fraud. there's no relationship between neiman marcus and the recipient of the gifts. i can't begin to understand this case. because it's not -- they're claiming well, they should take the -- neiman marcus should take the gifts back. in fact, fobby lowell, who was the personal shopper in here, is named a defendant. so it's a very odd piece of litigation. i don't know where it's going,
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and frankly, i don't think it will ever get to a jury, fredricka, because i think the judge has to dismiss this case. >> we did reach out to neiman marcus and they had a no comment on that case. we'll see where it goes and how it goes. meantime, let's talk about another case. this involving young ladies who are suing their former employer, sutton place restaurant and bar for what they call sexual harassment and discnnination. they claim that the managers forceally weighed the female employees and posted the results on the internet so these women are saying, a, that's not right. we were harassed, and then to make that information public, so apparently, the court has taken this case. they have agreed to take on this case. how do you see it playing out? >> they didn't orne. it took a five-judge appellate panel to reverse it. these are mere allegations right
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nu. we have dealt with cases like this before. what is it with people who own restaurants and bars, the men, that they feel like they have to weigh women. what's that about? the sutton bar owners claim there was a weighing issue in here, but they were kidding about the whole thing. i kind of like this case, and again, you think they're weighing the men? they did, a 400-pound guy there, but why weigh the women? they're waitresses. >> and how many employers -- how many employers have a scale that nearby? when you're hired, you have to get on the scale. richard, they're trying to seek $15 million in this lawsuit. and we did reach out, by the way, to the restaurant, sutton place restaurant and bar, and they did respond. their attorney, joseph meilen said this, at this point, all we have are allegations made by the
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plifs. when it comes to trial, they'll have to prove those allegations. what will it take to prove those allegations, richard? >> he's right, number one. that's all these are, allegations. but more importantly, fred, avery is right. the initial trial judge dismissed the case. they had to take an appeal, and the restaurant was feeling good when that case got dismissed, but the appellate court in new york city said no, this case has merit. in addition to that, the knroundz that the restaurant said for their dismissal were in addition to the weight, they came in late and they violated certain rules. the appellate division commented on that and said they didn't believe any of that. that's going to permeate through the case. this restaurant, yeah, this restaurant is a little bit of hot water right now, and i think it's best for the restaurant if they would sit down and try to make a deal because they're not going to get $15 million, but they could get hammered by a jury in new york.
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>> i'm sure there will be a follow up on this. so good to see you. thank you so much. have a great weekend. >> have a great weekend. are you going to the jubilee? going to london for that? >> i did not get that invitation. but i'll be watching, and you with watch, too. our live coverage begins between 11:00 and 1:00 p.m. eastern time tomorrow. thanks. and of course, you can catch our legal guys every saturday at noon and 4:00 eastern time. all right, explorers discover secrets about an ancient city under the ocean. i'll ask the man who led the excavation about the artifacts he found at the bottom of the sea. s the only calcium supplemet that can be taken with or without food. that's why my doctor recommends citracal maximum. it's all about absorption.
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a city buried under the ocean for,000offs years. now we're seeing pretty amazing images and learning the secrets of that city. >> probably perhaps with wine or olive oil. >> the city was once a thriving port off the southern coast of greece around 5,000 years ago. this amazing site dates back to the braunonze age. archeologists discovered it in 1967. now they're revealing new details about the ancient city. dr. john henderson is a lead scientist on the underwater excavation project. good to see you from london. i understand your team essentially rebuilt this city in a digital form at the same time
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giving us a real look through photography, underwater photography, what it looks like. you know, what is the most extraordinary sight that you recall seeing underwater here of this ancient city? >> well, this is the oldest underwater city in the world. and as you said, it was first discovered in 1967, but then there was no work for 40 years. we went babbling using the latest technudge to bring it back to life, to re-create what it was like to live in that city 3,000 years ago. >> how did you know what to rekraekt? >> well, we can base it upon the whole plan of the city exists under water. it's only about three to four meters of water, but you can swim over it. it's a beautiful and amazing experience to do this. you can see streets and courtyards and houses sitting side by side across an area of about eight football fields worth of space. it's just fantastic.
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>> that is incredible. i'm a diver. and if you want to plan a trip, is this off limits or does this mean it's a dive that anyone could plan? you could see the remnants of this city? >> you don't even need to dive because it's only in three to four meters of water. one of the best ways to see it is to snorkel over it. it's next to a beautiful beach, a tourist beach. there's no problem with swimmen and looking at it, but it's protected by the greek government. you're not allowed to take anything away from it. like a coral reef, you can look but don't touch. >> you use extraordinary technology to help create this documentary. what did yous you and how were you able to do that? >> we used just about every single piece of underwater technology, everything that exists just about, we have used. one of the most exciting things is a stereo photo mapping technique that we attached to a
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robot. that allows us to reconstruct everything in 3-d and photo realistic 3-d, the seabed in detail so we can identify individual pottery shards or come out and look at the entire city. and one of the exciting things which surpassed all expectations is our project. we discovered much more of the settlement. it doubled in side, and not only that, we showed it was much older than previously thought with pottery going back to about 5,000 years ago. >> this is incredible, looking at the digitized renderings there and what appears to be re-enactments. what happened to the city? an earthquake, how did it become underwater, erosion, what? >> we know it was occupied from about 5,000 to 3,000 years go. and then it was buabandoned. what we have found out is at least three earthquake episodes. this area of greece is one of the most active earthquake zones in the world. as a result, it's been pushed
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down -- the surface of the ground has been pushed down and now it's underwater. >> it's an incredible view. thanks for bringing that to us. it had to be an exciting and rewarding project to be a part of. >> thank you. >> and you want to check out this show. it's pretty amazing. city beneath the waves, pablo pettr pettrey, airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. otection and while other sunscreens can feel greasy ultra sheer® is clean and dry. it's the best for your skin. ultra sheer®. neutrogena®.
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