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2018/04/22   Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair
2018/04/20   Lake County courts to switch to online filing system in May
2018/04/15   Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court
2018/04/13   Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments
2018/04/09   North Carolina court allows case against dance instructors
2018/04/07   Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions
2018/04/06   Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse
2018/03/04   Court rules in favor of fired transgender funeral director
2018/03/03   Brazil court largely upholds law that some fear hurts Amazon
2018/03/01   High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings
2018/02/28   Court: US anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation
2018/02/17   Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole
2018/02/16   GOP to take new congressional map to court
2018/02/15   Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court
2018/02/07   Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map
2018/01/25   Analysis: Outside groups may factor in Arkansas court race
2018/01/21   Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court
2018/01/17   Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body
2018/01/12   Women taking their right to go topless to state's high court
2018/01/10   Greece to limit Sharia law after European Court challenge
2018/01/06   Florida and Georgia taking water fight to Supreme Court
2017/12/19   Western powers warn Kosovo on changing war crimes court law
2017/12/14   Ohio high court shields full autopsy reports in slaying of 8
2017/11/15   Free Speech Is Starting to Dominate the US Supreme Court's Agenda
2017/10/25   Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case
2017/10/19   Ex-SKorea leader Park complains about extension of detention
2017/10/18   Lawyers want Supreme Court to block Texas from executing man
2017/09/21   Court asked to dismiss cases tied to ex-drug lab chemist
2017/09/19   Court: State, Not Counties Accountable for Poor School Funds
2017/09/07   Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute
2017/08/31   Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court
2017/08/25   South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison
2017/08/17   Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court
2017/08/16   Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak in Tuscaloosa
2017/08/14   German court sends ECB challenge to European court
2017/07/29   Court raises chances of diesel bans in German city
2017/07/23   Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples
2017/07/14   Federal court's agenda has topics that draw Trump's ire
2017/07/01   More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban
2017/06/26   EU Court: Vaccines Can Be Blamed for Illnesses Without Proof
2017/06/24   Rhode Island high court vacates conviction in triple slaying
2017/05/12   Appeal in boy's burp arrest case relies on Gorsuch dissent
2017/05/10   New Mexico Supreme Court won't restore funds to Legislature
2017/05/05   Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman returns to court in drug case
2017/05/05   Indiana high court rejects appeal in malnourished teen case
2017/05/03   Top Kansas Court to Revisit Death Penalty in Wichita Murders
2017/04/26   Trump repeats criticism of court that halted 1st travel ban
2017/04/21   Pakistan court to decide on accusations against PM's family
2017/04/07   Baldwin's Supreme Court nominee fight is early flashpoint
2017/04/02   Arkansas asks court to block order on execution drugs
2017/02/21   Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear open meetings case
2017/02/14   Court: Police executing 'no-knock' warrant before shooting
2017/02/08   Travel ban decision in hands of federal appeals court judges
2017/01/21   Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house
2017/01/16   Supreme Court delays New Jersey sports betting decision
2017/01/09   High Court won't hear appeal over Backpage.com escort ads
2016/12/19   Massachusetts teen due in court in texting suicide case
2016/12/11   Supreme Court upholds broad reach of bank fraud law
2016/10/08   Court: Construction can resume on small stretch of pipeline
2016/09/21   Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court
2016/09/16   Pakistan court adjourns case of British woman's murder
2016/09/13   Appeals court orders judge to expunge woman's convictions
2016/09/12   Court rejects challenge to Michigan's emergency manager law
2016/09/10   Appeals court sympathetic to voting rules challenge
2016/08/26   Judge in Stanford swimmer case switching to civil court
2016/08/19   2 teens killed in Atlanta suburb: Man accused due in court
2016/07/28   Court won't reinstate church official's conviction
2016/05/06   Iran's president slams US court ruling on frozen assets
2016/04/24   JetBlue attendant pleads not guilty to cocaine charge
2016/03/01   Supreme Court rejects NJ employees' appeal over pension fund
2016/02/28   African-American voters see court fight as affront to Obama
2016/02/09   South African court hears case against president
2015/12/24   Jeffrey Dahmer's lawyer suspended by Supreme Court
2015/12/01   High Court rules against Northern Ireland's abortion law
2015/11/06   Mississippi Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce
2015/10/12   Georgia man accused in hot car death to appear in court
2015/08/10   Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case
2015/08/08   Inmate challenge to death sentence goes back to trial court
2015/08/01   Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court
2015/07/24   NY state Sen. Sampson found guilty of obstruction
2015/07/22   Crimean Filmmaker Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Trial
2015/07/16   Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker
2015/07/06   Legal public nudity; cattle rustling; sheriff pays tax
2015/07/02   Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe
2015/06/09   Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant
2015/06/05   Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts
2015/06/03   Abortion ban based on heartbeat rejected by appeals court
2015/05/18   High court won't hear appeal over Walker campaign probe
2015/04/15   Panama court lifts Martinelli's immunity from prosecution
2015/04/07   Protesters inside Supreme Court face harsher charges
2015/03/31   Jury finds ex-San Francisco bank executive guilty of fraud
2015/03/27   Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court
2015/03/20   Ohio mother accused of decapitating baby due in court
2015/03/20   Mexican Supreme Court orders release of man in 1992 murders
2015/03/05   'Suge' Knight taken to hospital after court hearing
2015/03/05   Bankrupt Caesars unit gets court's OK to use cash, for now
2015/02/25   Philippine court enters not guilty plea for US Marine
2015/02/25   Supreme Court sides with Kansas in water dispute
2015/02/16   Court nixes faith-based birth control mandate challenge
2015/02/09   Former Massey Energy CEO asks court to dismiss charges
2015/02/09   Court hearing could speed way for Revel casino sale
2015/02/03   Supreme Court halts 3 upcoming executions in Oklahoma
2015/01/30   Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court
2015/01/30   Panama high court OKs corruption probe of ex-president
2015/01/19   Court won't hear free speech challenge to metals dealers law
2015/01/12   Court won't hear free speech challenge to metals dealers law
2014/12/31   'Saved by the Bell' Actor Due in a Wisconsin Court
2014/12/08   Post reporter charged in Iran after day in court
2014/11/07   Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill
2014/10/30   Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court
2014/10/13   Court hears dispute over pay for security checks
2014/09/22   Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court
2014/08/27   Guilty plea in California meat recall case
2014/08/18   Ala court upholds generic drug decision
2014/08/11   Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party
2014/08/05   Italy court reopens probe into death of Pantani
2014/07/28   German court receives suit against EU bank union
2014/07/17   Suspect in bodies-in-suitcases case due in court
2014/07/07   Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass
2014/06/30   US Supreme Court lets Equifax tax ruling stand
2014/06/23   Court rejects challenge to US-Canada bridge plan
2014/06/16   Iowa high court reinstates major pollution lawsuit
2014/06/13   Coast Guard cadet won't be court-martialed
2014/06/10   The California State Supreme Court rules on red light cameras
2014/06/03   Court gives OJ lawyers a week to resubmit appeal
2014/05/27   Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court
2014/05/23   Justice Dept. to Reveal Drone Memo
2014/05/16   Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property tax
2014/05/13   Court orders Turkey to pay Cyprus over invasion
2014/05/09   German court awaiting details of Gurlitt will
2014/05/02   3 men guilty on all counts in teens' slaying
2014/04/21   Orange County man guilty of wife's murder-for-hire
2014/04/08   Supreme Court to hear class-action dispute
2014/04/08   EU court nixes government bulk data collection
2014/04/03   Court: Private email exempt from open records law
2014/03/31   Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court
2014/03/24   Mass. casino foes ask court to allow repeal effort
2014/03/17   Lawsuit says California mortgage money mishandled
2014/03/17   Chris Brown returns to court after rehab dismissal
2014/03/10   Driver pleads guilty in deadly bus stop crash
2014/02/28   Supreme Court allows Stanford Ponzi scheme suits
2014/02/24   Arizona high court bars cuts to public pensions
2014/02/17   Ousted Egypt leader's lawyers protest court cage
2014/02/13   CA Supreme Court justice to retire
2014/02/13   Nevada Officials Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban
2014/02/06   Teens charged in death of Australian due in court
2014/02/03   7 now guilty in Pendleton contractor bribery case
2014/01/30   Supreme Court Rules Against Steelworkers' Claim
2014/01/27   Lawmakers push back against Washington high court
2014/01/24   Immigration
2014/01/20   Court hearings for 2 arrested in student stabbing
2014/01/16   Court won't allow Daimler Chrysler suit in Calif
2014/01/13   Chile's top court rules against coal-fired complex
2014/01/10   Defamatory online posts revisited by Texas court
2014/01/02   Ga. banker accused of losing millions due in court
2014/01/02   Utah asks Supreme Court to block gay marriage
2013/12/30   Man pleads not guilty in rape, death of Ohio girl
2013/12/20   Va. court: Hookah lounge exempt from smoking ban
2013/12/16   Indian gay activists protest top court's ruling
2013/12/09   Dutch Supreme Court: Fortis was mismanaged
2013/12/05   Court Declines To Take Liberty University's Obamacare Lawsuit
2013/11/29   Amanda Knox appeals slander case to European court
2013/11/29   Supreme Court Will Take up New Health Law Dispute
2013/11/25   Appeals court sides with Starbucks over tips
2013/11/22   Republicans block nominee to key appeals court
2013/11/11   N. Ind. court helps veterans get back on track
2013/11/04   Appeals court to review approval of BP settlement
2013/10/29   Chris Brown released on assault charge in DC court
2013/10/07   Spanish court convicts 53 in corruption trial
2013/09/30   Butte man pleads guilty in overdose death
2013/09/03   Federal court upholds California's foie gras ban
2013/08/26   Judge denies motions in WVU media rights laws
2013/08/22   Minn. Supreme Court sides with HIV-positive man
2013/07/26   Court says Disneyland can keep Segway ban
2013/07/17   Court: Legal status can't be used in civil cases
2013/06/19   Texas governor woos disgruntled Conn. gun makers
2013/06/14   Court hears arguments on NYC's big soda ban
2013/06/01   Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste
2013/05/23   IMF head Lagarde in court in fraud probe
2013/05/08   Evidence challenged: Miss. court blocks execution
2013/05/08   Court: California cities can ban pot shops
2013/03/04   Justices voice skepticism of voting rights law
2013/02/27   SC court nixes James Brown estate settlement
2013/01/22   Not guilty pleas entered for Lohan on misdemeanors
2013/01/14   Man pleads not guilty in deadly DUI crash
2013/01/08   Court won't stop embryonic stem cell research
2012/12/10   High Court to decide how logging roads regulated
2012/11/15   Court won't hear appeal in witness tampering case
2012/11/06   Chevron sued in Argentina over Ecuadorean spills
2012/10/19   Supreme Court views not 'liberal or conservative'
2012/10/04   Illegal immigrant in Fla. fights for law license
2012/09/05   Lawyer: LaBelle settles suit over NYC lobby run-in
2012/08/29   Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned
2012/08/01   Court orders Chevron to stop drilling for oil
2012/07/05   Romney calls Obama's health care requirement a tax
2012/07/05   Court knocks down BASF, Shell Brazil payment
2012/06/22   Court throws out FCC penalties for cursing, nudity
2012/06/18   High court sides with state in DNA case
2012/05/23   2nd campaign aide to DC mayor pleads guilty
2012/04/17   High court weighs overtime pay for drug sales reps
2012/02/13   Federal court rules for Ohio festival free speech
2012/02/13   The Shuman Law Firm Announces Class Action
2012/01/24   NJ gov picks gay black man, Asian for top court
2012/01/05   Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case
2012/01/04   Faruqi Faruqi, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit
2011/12/22   Pa.'s rhyming justice pens insurance fraud opinion
2011/12/21   Court backs stripping Chinese tire import duties
2011/12/13   Mass. court OKs release of Bishop inquest report
2011/12/13   Washington Mutual agrees to settlement
2011/11/29   Thomas, Kagan asked to sit out health care case
2011/11/28   Court will decide question on crack sentencing
2011/11/14   Company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater in Harvey Canal
2011/11/13   Fifth guilty plea entered in Philly abortion case
2011/11/10   Ala. county files for largest municipal bankruptcy
2011/11/09   Federal court rejects Texas redistricting maps
2011/11/07   NY investment firm among owners of Maine casino
2011/11/04   Ex-owner of Pa. youth lockups gets 18 months
2011/11/03   Appeals panel sides with CBS over Super Bowl fine
2011/11/01   Scandal-plagued former Bell official sues city
2011/11/01   SF court to hear appeal by Tucson rampage suspect
2011/10/31   High court avoids dispute over highway crosses
2011/10/31   Alabama immigration fight recalls civil rights era
2011/10/24   GOP candidates would cut federal judges' power
2011/10/17   Court blocks Ala. from checking student status
2011/10/15   High court to rule on Stolen Valor Act
2011/10/10   Court won't hear appeal from Alamo followers
2011/10/04   Fannie Mae ignored misconduct
2011/09/27   High court to decide lawyer immunity question
2011/09/26   Lawyers seek to stop Loughner's forced medication
2011/09/20   Court halts Texas execution of ex-Army recruiter
2011/09/19   Iowa hiring lawsuit begins Monday
2011/09/09   Court: Samsung can't sell tablet in Germany
2011/09/07   Wal-Mart Uses Class Action Against Netflix
2011/09/04   Court convicts Serb general for Balkan atrocities
2011/09/01   Group seeks appellate action on gays in military
2011/08/30   Court to hear appeal over medicating Loughner
2011/08/26   Del. pediatrician gets life for abusing patients
2011/08/25   Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action
2011/08/22   Court rules Ventas may immediately collect $102M
2011/08/18   NY court rejects $18M class action writers deal
2011/08/18   Former CEO guilty in 'Ponzi' scheme
2011/08/17   EPA settles with owners of Mass. chemical plant
2011/08/14   Serbia seeks to block execution of citizen in Nev.
2011/08/09   Bank of America starts overdraft rebate outreach
2011/07/28   Immigrants Sue Alabama Over Immigration Law
2011/07/25   Iowa insurers get more time on new health law
2011/07/20   Paralegal accused of stealing from law firm
2011/07/11   Ex-law firm office manager sentenced for theft
2011/07/07   Lawyer sentenced in insider trading scheme in NYC
2011/07/04   Former Wyoming governor joins law firm
2011/06/28   JJ recalls more Tylenol Extra Strength pills
2011/06/27   Wis. Gov: Supreme Court needs to resolve discord
2011/06/27   Los Angeles Dodgers file for bankruptcy
2011/06/20   Chandler steps down as head of Del. Chancery Court
2011/06/20   Miss. court tosses exploitation conviction
2011/06/13   2 ex-judges, lawyer back to prison in Miss scheme
2011/06/10   Ohio judge says Ford must pay dealers $2B
2011/06/06   Loughner lawyer says she can't provide discovery
2011/05/30   Court refuses to reconsider Spector's appeal
2011/05/28   Appeals court reinstates charges against Worley
2011/05/20   High court backs cuts in Calif. prison population
2011/05/17   Court lets Minn. corporate disclosure law stand
2011/05/12   Denver appeals court weighs military impostor law
2011/05/10   Speaker Boehner: Tax hikes are 'off the table'
2011/05/09   California teachers call for week of budget protests
2011/05/06   Court for Fla. woman charged in husband's NY death
2011/05/05   LA lawsuit claims Deutsche Bank is 'slumlord'
2011/05/01   Supreme Court to hear another arbitration argument
2011/04/17   High court takes no action on Va. health care case
2011/04/16   Court turns down appeal in murder plot case
2011/04/10   Wis. public court record access may be threatened
2011/04/09   Lawyers for NFL, players talk mediation with judge
2011/04/08   Immigration court: Troubled system, long waits
2011/03/11   Mississippi high court upholds price-gouging law
2011/03/04   Fla. high court: Governor can reject rail funding
2011/02/18   Fla. Ruling Big Tobacco Won Comes Back To Bite It
2011/02/10   FDIC sues law firm over Ga. bank failure
2011/02/10   Murdoch firm to pay Insignia $125 million
2011/02/03   Judge raises questions about Voting Rights Act
2011/01/31   Lawyer tapes casino king asking that suit proceed
2011/01/18   Court rejects appeal over DC gay marriage law
2011/01/16   Menzer Hill, P.A. Files a $1.5 Million Whistleblower Claim Against Raymond James Associates, Inc.
2011/01/13   Hearing set for Black as he bids to remain free
2011/01/13   NJ Supreme Court Justice limits protest
2010/12/19   Arizona, Nevada sue BofA over loan modifications
2010/12/15   Federal court in Ohio says upholds e-mails privacy
2010/12/03   The Securities Law Firm of Menzer Hill, P.A., Files an Arbitration Claim
2010/11/28   Class action lawsuit against United Water could cost millions
2010/10/07   Lawyers compete for big payoff, control in BP case
2010/09/22   Fraudulent Practices in the Sale of Indexed Annuities
2010/09/15   Judge calls for clarity in Michigan's medical marijuana law
2010/09/07   Lustful Court residents tire of sinful street name
2010/08/23   Shapiro Fishman accuses McCollum of grandstanding
2010/08/09   BP Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Release of Benzene
2010/08/09   Nun's death rallies anti-immigration forces
2010/07/27   N.J. gay-marriage case must begin in lower court
2010/07/20   Goldman profit slides on SEC charge, revenue drops
2010/07/12   Chicago's tough new gun ordinance goes into effect
2010/07/12   Treasury: 4.5M hires qualify for new tax break
2010/05/24   Kagan's writings suggest her view on judge's role
2010/05/24   Jury convicts man in NJ schoolyard triple slayings
2010/05/10   Kagan Sided With Investors in Two Notable Securities Cases
2010/05/03   US women due in court in Philly in terrorism case
2010/05/02   Florida Probing Law Firm in Foreclosures
2010/04/28   Put an age limit on Supreme Court justices‎
2010/04/12   Beach, Chesapeake pay $9 million for outside legal help
2010/01/12   Law firm to represent EPS in suit
2009/12/23   Balloon boy dad gets jail time, strict probation
2009/12/22   Ind. attorney general sues lumber recycling plant
2009/10/12   Zain sees no risk from Econet's lawsuit
2009/10/02   Bondholders committee, board OK CIT restructuring
2009/08/21   Healthcare Expert Ken Yood Joins Sheppard Mullin
2009/08/18   Weil Poised To Pass $100 Million Mark In Lehman Bankruptcy Fees
2009/08/17   Jones Day Lawyers Named To Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars Lists
2009/08/14   Baker McKenzie's Profits Fall 17 Percent
2009/08/13   Wilson Sonsini Names New CEO
2009/08/04   White Case Advises On Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation By SRE Group
2009/08/02   Mt. Pleasant Woman Sentenced In DUI Fatality Case
2009/08/02   New High-End Chocolatier Looks Past Economy
2009/08/01   Wrong-way Driver In NY Crash Was Drunk
2009/07/31   Investigators: Law Firm Lied For Foreign Workers
2009/07/30   Three Firms Advise On Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal
2009/07/29   Holland Knight Cuts Compensation
2009/07/24   NY AG Sues 35 Law Firms Over Collections
2009/07/23   Huge Corruption Sweep In New Jersey
2009/07/22   NY, NJ Immigration Raids Violated Rights
2009/07/21   Enemies Unite Against Software Regulation
2009/07/20   Anti-separatist Laws Promoted In China
2009/07/17   Environment Groups Sue To Protect MT Monument
2009/07/10   PA Club Accused Of Discrimination
2009/06/20   Gay Marriage Battle In Maine
2009/06/17   Levi Korsinsky Announce Class Action
2009/05/15   Former Sen. Stevens paid lawyers at least $1M
2009/04/23   Discrimination claim appears to divide high court
2009/04/12   Man jailed for dodging child support for 14 kids
2009/02/12   Barnhill Vayernov Investigating Insight Enterprises, Inc.
2009/01/28   KBR Halliburton Accused in Class Action
2009/01/27   Testing firm sues NYC to lift license suspensions
2009/01/05   John Q. Kelly on Natalee Holloway Case - Fox News
2008/12/29   Corruption crisis creates confusion in Illinois
2008/12/26   Germany vs Italy in World Court over WWII claims
2008/12/26   Prosecutors to court: Get on with Jefferson trial
2008/12/20   Conservatives win court case in Va. church dispute
2008/12/19   Mass. court reprimands judge libeled by newspaper
2008/12/16   Court raises hopes of Hanford radiation plaintiffs
2008/12/15   Court allows lawsuits over 'light' cigarettes
2008/12/14   List of potential victims grows in NY fraud case
2008/12/13   Insurer's asbestos-related lawsuits at high court
2008/12/03   Victim's kin file suit in Wal-Mart stampede death
2008/12/02   Colo. man charged with libel over Craigslist posts
2008/12/01   US court: Parents cannot sue to enforce 'No Child'
2008/11/26   Jury convicts mom of lesser charges in online hoax
2008/11/06   Voters' word may not be last in Minn. Senate race
2008/10/30   Alaska Sen. Stevens can still vote, despite felony
2008/10/29   Corruption trial begins for 'America's sheriff'
2008/10/03   Bailout bill gains momentum on House floor
2008/09/23   EPA Must Set Pollution Standards for Builders
2008/09/22   Psychologist group bars participation in interrogations
2008/09/19   O.J. Team Says Cops Were Out To Get Him
2008/09/18   FBI anticipates review of anthrax investigation
2008/09/17   ERISA Class Action Demands Zell's Ouster From Tribune
2008/09/16   Court OKs Suit in Death of Drunk Teen Left in Pickup
2008/09/12   O.J. Will Face All-White Jury
2008/09/10   Firm Can't Sue Enron Again, 5th Circuit Says
2008/09/04   Alabama Sues Banks In $3.2 Billion Bond Fiasco
2008/08/29   Church to defy federal ruling upholding funeral protests ban
2008/08/26   US soldier sentenced for desertion
2008/08/25   Gay marriage foes mobilize for ban in California
2008/08/22   Russian oil tycoon's parole bid rejected
2008/08/07   Federal judge unseals FBI anthrax investigation documents
2008/08/04   'Mini Me' Sues Ex-Girlfriend Over Sex Tape
2008/08/04   Railroad Denies Liability for Smuggled Drugs
2008/07/31   Mercedes-Benz Sues Hybrid Battery Supplier
2008/07/30   Alaska Senator Charged with Corruption
2008/07/24   Kuwaiti Diplomat Accused Of Enslaving Maid In D.C.
2008/07/23   Sotheby's Won't Return Renaissance Painting
2008/07/21   Calif. Court Orders New Headwaters Logging Plan
2008/07/17   Feds Say Retiree Was Nazi SS Guard
2008/07/15   Dallas Schools Accused Of Racist Policy
2008/07/11   Anti-Smoking Drug Induces Violent Psychosis, Patient Claims
2008/07/10   Federal court orders hearing on mental retardation claim
2008/07/07   Ruling Limits Courts' Role In Environmental Review
2008/07/01   DOJ seeks names of Swiss bank clients
2008/06/30   7th Circuit Decertifies Class Of Immigrants
2008/06/27   U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DC Restriction on Guns
2008/06/26   Supreme Court rules Americans have a right to own guns
2008/06/25   Officer Isn't Immune For Cheap Shot To Fellow Cop
2008/06/24   Legal help too slow in Texas arrest, high court says
2008/06/23   Court rejects case on fast track for border fence
2008/06/18   Former Milberg Weiss Partner Sues
2008/06/13   Subscription Bill for $11.83 Brings $5 Million Award
2008/06/03   Class Claims 'QuickPick' Bets Didn't List Last Horse
2008/05/30   Louisville Slugger Crippled Little Leaguer
2008/05/27   Democrats Sue Georgia Over Photo Voter Law
2008/05/22   Houston Wins Ruling In Face Off With Phone Co.
2008/05/21   'Boy Band' Creator Gets 25 Years
2008/05/20   Supreme Court will not hear appeal of Nazi guard
2008/05/19   Suzuki Scammed Them, 19 Customers Say
2008/05/16   Missouri Mom Charged In 'Cyber Bullying' Suicide
2008/05/13   Widow Says Hamster Virus Killed Husband
2008/05/12   Theft Of $1 Million In Comics Followed By Death Threat
2008/05/09   Arapaho Man Who Killed Bald Eagle Loses Ruling
2008/05/05   Forest Service May Redact Identities In Fire Report
2008/05/01   Author Of 'The River Why' Sues To Stop Film
2008/04/30   Federal lawsuit filed over jail overcrowding
2008/04/28   Appeals court orders new credit card case trial
2008/04/17   Fed. judge declares 2nd mistrial in terror case
2008/04/11   Class Says Lifelock Has Troubling Bosses
2008/04/01   Paxil Teen Suicide Case Trumped by Michigan Law
2008/03/27   Hollinger settles civil fraud lawsuit with SEC for $21.3M
2008/03/25   Supreme Court Allows Retiree Benefits With Medicare
2008/03/20   Lawyer Melvyn Weiss to Plead Guilty in Scheme
2008/03/18   Supreme Court to rule on broadcast indecency
2008/03/18   Supreme Court Gun Case Draws Protesters
2008/03/17   Inmate Wins Supreme Court Review
2008/03/17   Court Will Decide Wash. Shooting Case
2008/03/14   Lake Stevens to halt drug testing after court ruling
2008/03/11   Man in Iced Body Probe Pleads Not Guilty
2008/03/10   US cracks multimillion-dollar piracy ring
2008/03/08   Pfizer Protects Celebrex Patent From Teva
2008/03/06   US lawmaker fears open-ended US military pact in Iraq
2008/03/06   Team New Zealand take Swiss champions to court
2008/03/06   Court Skeptical of Passenger Rights Law
2008/03/05   Judge at Rezko Trial Keeps Jurors Secret
2008/03/05   US Judge Awards $37M in Peru Massacre
2008/03/05   EPA Head Unaware of Pressures on States
2008/03/05   Teen Appealing Web Blog Free Speech Decision
2008/03/03   Law firm sues 'Juiced' publisher Judith Regan
2008/03/03   U.S. court rules against Bayer's Yasmin patent
2008/03/03   Canada-U.S. lumber spat gets split court ruling
2008/03/02   Filing Shines Light On Expert-Witness Payments
2008/02/28   U.S. court orders Black to prison on Monday
2008/02/27   US appeals court rejects California ship emission rules
2008/02/20   US court rules for Medtronic, bars some state suits
2008/02/19   Top US court rejects spying case


Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair
Headline News | 2018/04/22 10:46
A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his chambers has damaged the public's faith in the judicial system and can no longer command the respect necessary to remain on the bench, the head of the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct said Tuesday.

Howard V. Neff III, executive director of the commission, told the Supreme Judicial Court that an indefinite suspension that would allow lawmakers to decide whether to remove Judge Thomas Estes from the bench is the only proper punishment for behavior Neff called "egregious."

"Unless this court sets a precedent that makes it absolutely clear that this type of conduct will not be tolerated ... there is little hope that public trust in the administration of public justice in Massachusetts will be restored," Neff said.

Estes admits he had a sexual relationship with Tammy Cagle, who worked in the special drug court where he sat. But Estes denies allegations Cagle made in a federal lawsuit, including that he coerced her into performing oral sex on him and played a role in getting her removed from the drug court when she tried to end the relationship.

Estes, who's married and has two teenage boys, attended Tuesday's hearing but left the courthouse without speaking to reporters. The court did not immediately decide Estes' punishment. He is asking for a four-month suspension.


Lake County courts to switch to online filing system in May
Headline News | 2018/04/20 10:45
Court officials in northwestern Indiana's Lake County plan to switch next month to an online filing system that's already used by nearly three-quarters of Indiana's counties.

Lake County's circuit and superior courts will switch May 21 to the Odyssey case management system that's supported by the Indiana Supreme Court. Courts in 65 of Indiana's 92 counties currently use that state-funded system.

Mark Pearman is executive director of Lake County's Data Processing Department. He tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times the state is providing the county with the Odyssey software at no cost.

Pearman says that in August, new cases filed with the Lake County Clerk's Office will be scanned into the Odyssey system. The county's court system is scheduled to switch to a completely paperless record system in January.


Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court
Headline News | 2018/04/15 05:39
Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.

At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state where it doesn't have an office, warehouse or other physical presence, it doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax.

That means large retailers such as Apple, Macy's, Target and Walmart, which have brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, generally collect sales tax from customers who buy from them online. But other online sellers, from 1-800 Contacts to home goods site Wayfair, can often sidestep charging the tax.

More than 40 states are asking the Supreme Court to reconsider that rule in a case being argued Tuesday. They say they're losing out on "billions of dollars in tax revenue each year, requiring cuts to critical government programs" and that their losses compound as online shopping grows. But small businesses that sell online say the complexity and expense of collecting taxes nationwide could drive them out of business.

Large retailers want all businesses to "be playing by the same set of rules," said Deborah White, the president of the litigation arm of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents more than 70 of America's largest retailers.

For years, the issue of whether out-of-state sellers should collect sales tax had to do mostly with one company: Amazon.com. The online giant is said to account for more than 40 percent of U.S. online retail sales. But as Amazon has grown, dotting the country with warehouses, it has had to charge sales tax in more and more places.

President Donald Trump has slammed the company, accusing it of paying "little or no taxes" to state and local governments. But since 2017, Amazon has been collecting sales tax in every state that charges it. Third-party sellers that use Amazon to sell products make their own tax collection decisions, however.

The case now before the Supreme Court could affect those third-party Amazon sellers and many other sellers that don't collect taxes in all states — sellers such as jewelry website Blue Nile, pet products site Chewy.com, clothing retailer L.L. Bean, electronics retailer Newegg and internet retailer Overstock.com. Sellers on eBay and Etsy, which provide platforms for smaller sellers, also don't collect sales tax nationwide.

States generally require consumers who weren't charged sales tax on a purchase to pay it themselves, often through self-reporting on their income tax returns. But states have found that only about 1 percent to 2 percent actually pay.



Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments
Headline News | 2018/04/13 12:14
Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chief revealed that he didn’t know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.

With congressional hearings over and no immediate momentum behind calls for regulation, the biggest hammer still hanging over Facebook in the U.S. is a fresh FTC investigation . The probe follows revelations that pro-Trump data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica acquired data from the profiles of millions of Facebook users. Facebook also faces inquiries in Europe.

The 2011 agreement bound Facebook to a 20-year privacy commitment , and any violations of that pact could cost Facebook a ton of money, even by its flush-with-cash standards. If Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress is any indication, the company might have something to worry about.

Zuckerberg repeatedly assured lawmakers Tuesday and Wednesday that he believed Facebook is in compliance with that 2011 agreement. But he also flubbed simple factual questions about the consent decree.

“Congresswoman, I don’t remember if we had a financial penalty,” Zuckerberg said under questioning by Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette on Wednesday.

“You’re the CEO of the company, you entered into a consent decree and you don’t remember if you had a financial penalty?” she asked. She then pointed out that the FTC doesn’t have the authority to issue fines for first-time violations.

In response to questioning by Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, Zuckerberg acknowledged: “I’m not familiar with all of the things the FTC said.”

Zuckerberg also faced several questions from lawmakers about how long it takes for Facebook to delete user data from its systems. He didn’t know.

The 2011 consent decree capped years of Facebook privacy mishaps, many of which revolved around its early attempts to follow users and their friends around the web. Any violations of the 2011 agreement could subject Facebook to fines of $41,484 per violation per user per day. To put that in context, Facebook could theoretically owe $8 billion for one single day of a violation affecting all of its American users.

The current FTC investigation will look at whether Facebook engaged in “unfair acts” that cause “substantial injury” to consumers.



North Carolina court allows case against dance instructors
Headline News | 2018/04/09 12:25
North Carolina's highest court says dance instructors who glided away to a competing dance studio can still be sued by the employer who wrangled the foreign-born pair's permission to work in the United States.

Happy Dance Inc. studio owner Michael Krawiec said Wednesday he's not yet discussed with his lawyer how to proceed after last week's ruling by the state Supreme Court.

The court decided breach of contract and other claims can continue against two dance instructors from Bosnia and Serbia, but the Charlotte studio that hired them away is largely out of the woods.

U.S. dance studios face a chronic search for instructors and have filled the gap by importing foreign workers from Eastern Europe and other countries where learning to waltz or tango is part of growing up.


Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions
Headline News | 2018/04/07 12:25
The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.

Steve Schmitz was suffering from dementia and early onset Alzheimer's disease when he and his wife, Yvette, filed a lawsuit in Cuyahoga County in October 2014. The lawsuit alleged both institutions showed "reckless disregard" for the safety of college football players and for their failure to educate and protect players from concussions.

The lawsuit said the link between repeated blows to the head and brain-related injuries and illnesses had been known for decades, but it was not until 2010 that the NCAA required colleges to formulate concussion protocols to remove an athlete from a game or practice and be evaluated by doctors.

Steve Schmitz died in February 2015. The lawsuit said the Cleveland Clinic diagnosed him in 2012 with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease attributed to receiving numerous concussions.

A judge ruled that too much time had passed for Schmitz to sue, a decision overturned by a state appeals court. The state's high court planned to hear arguments from both sides on Wednesday.

A ruling in favor of Schmitz's widow would allow her to return to court and argue the specific allegations regarding the impact of concussions on her husband, a running back and receiver.

Notre Dame and the NCAA argue the statute of limitations for Schmitz to have sued date back to his playing days when he first realized he suffered head injuries. As such, the two-year window for filing a personal injury claim had long passed, the institutions say.


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