490 entries in 'Legal Topics'
2018/11/29   Supreme Court sends bar fees case back for further look
2018/11/23   No holiday respite for Trump's criticism of nation's courts
2018/11/03   Heated congressional, court races on Arkansas midterm ballot
2018/11/02   Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case
2018/10/29   N Carolina justices to take case on Court of Appeals number
2018/10/23   Virginia top court to hear 'unrestorably incompetent' case
2018/10/10   Top French court to rule on faulty breast implant scandal
2018/10/05   Massachusetts high court to weigh teen texting suicide case
2018/10/01   US Supreme Court declines to hear Drew Peterson's appeal
2018/09/23   Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence
2018/09/15   Juvenile waived to adult court in Indy doctor's slaying
2018/09/11   Audit: West Virginia Supreme Court skirted pay law
2018/09/06   Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal
2018/09/05   Louisiana Supreme Court upholds life sentence in beating
2018/09/02   UN court hears case over strategic Indian Ocean islands
2018/08/28   Iran goes to UN's highest court over re-imposed US sanctions
2018/08/06   Filing period opens for West Virginia Supreme Court seat
2018/08/05   Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court
2018/07/31   Court: Mud buggy race operators weren't negligent in crash
2018/07/23   Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families
2018/07/22   State Supreme Court returns stalking case to lower court
2018/07/09   Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case
2018/07/03   Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court
2018/06/17   Kentucky high court: Death penalty IQ law unconstitutional
2018/06/15   NY high court nixes Trump's bid to delay defamation suit
2018/05/22   Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions
2018/05/05   Court to hear challenge to Winona County's sand mining ban
2018/04/26   Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate
2018/04/17   Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court
2018/04/10   Singer Cliff Richard's case against BBC begins in High Court
2018/03/07   Court fight over, founding papers of AA to go up for auction
2018/03/01   Brazil court largely upholds law that some fear hurts Amazon
2018/03/01   High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings
2018/02/13   GOP to take new congressional map to court
2018/02/11   Wisconsin Supreme Court primary will leave just two
2018/02/03   Judge admonishes victims' dad who charged at Nassar in court
2018/02/01   Court error unmasks person of interest in Las Vegas massacre
2018/01/26   Analysis: Outside groups may factor in Arkansas court race
2018/01/21   Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names
2018/01/14   Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality
2018/01/07   Court extends halt in Louisiana executions after judge dies
2017/12/18   Myanmar court extends detention for 2 Reuters reporters
2017/10/17   Lawyers want Supreme Court to block Texas from executing man
2017/10/12   Ex-SKorea leader Park complains about extension of detention
2017/10/08   Bosnian court acquits ex-Srebrenica commander of war crimes
2017/10/03   Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed
2017/10/01   Man who killed NFL star's son taking case to high court
2017/09/27   Uber in London court in employment case
2017/09/11   Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg is set speak in Chicago
2017/09/04   S. Indiana city's mayor defends rental ordinance in court
2017/08/31   Court: Cherokee Freedmen have right to tribal citizenship
2017/08/21   Nevada pot regulators back in court as supplies dwindle
2017/07/16   Federal court's agenda has topics that draw Trump's ire
2017/07/13   Man charged with killing Maine couple on Christmas in court
2017/07/09   Indiana high court to rule on Lake Michigan beach ownership
2017/07/03   Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court
2017/06/30   More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban
2017/06/28   Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court
2017/06/27   Supreme Court term ended much different than it began
2017/06/25   Supreme Court agrees to take up Colorado gay wedding case
2017/06/20   Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud
2017/06/17   After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial
2017/06/09   The Latest: Suspect in 36 fire deaths appears in court
2017/06/04   Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law
2017/06/03   Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'
2017/05/22   Family of Colorado man killed by police settles lawsuit
2017/04/24   High court won't hear appeal over CIA torture report
2017/04/20   Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions
2017/04/19   Pakistan court to decide on accusations against PM's family
2017/04/12   Court: Banned Dartmouth fraternity can't live in house
2017/04/07   New Ohio lethal injection process rejected by appeals court
2017/03/30   Nicaragua high court denies farmers' appeal of canal project
2017/03/22   Court: Sex offender can challenge internet restrictions
2017/03/03   High court ruling could reshape Virginia political map
2017/02/24   High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws
2017/02/14   Court: Police executing 'no-knock' warrant before shooting
2017/02/04   Missouri death row inmate appeals to US Supreme Court
2017/01/25   Greek court rejects extradition for Turkish servicemen
2017/01/23   Kyrgyz court confirms life sentence for journalist
2017/01/08   Circus operator agrees to plea deal in tent collapse
2017/01/08   South Korean executives jailed for humidifier cleaner deaths
2016/12/06   Court: Star Chinese investor pleads guilty in stock case
2016/11/27   Turkey: court asked to drop case against Israeli officials
2016/11/20   Justice Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government
2016/11/04   UK court brings Brexit plans screeching to halt
2016/11/01   Kansas high court justices defend handling of capital cases
2016/10/18   Court hearing on potential Ontario ban of Indians name, logo
2016/10/14   Court enters default judgment in Kansas voting rights case
2016/10/04   Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates law restricting abortion
2016/09/21   Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court
2016/09/06   Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state anti-corruption laws
2016/08/27   Egypt court releases lawyer who defied president
2016/08/02   Former Virginia first lady asks court to vacate convictions
2016/07/28   Court reinstates rape charges despite delay in indictment
2016/07/15   Court blocks prosecutors from seizing emails stored overseas
2016/05/30   Egypt military court sentences 8 to death
2016/05/07   Spanish court seeks arrest of Putin-linked Russians
2016/05/02   Court in Russia-annexed Crimea bans Tatar assembly
2016/04/25   High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing
2016/04/22   Federal lawyer gets 30 days for forging document
2016/04/21   Court document: Newtown teacher carried loaded gun in school
2016/04/01   Supreme Court's future hangs in the balance in 2016
2016/03/28   Clinton: Americans should put Court nomination at forefront
2016/02/23   Connecticut's top court hears Kennedy cousin murder case
2016/02/20   Man recounts harrowing Uber ride with Kalamazoo suspect
2016/02/14   Supreme Court scuffle triggers constitutional clash
2016/01/28   Court to weigh practice of Christian prayers at meetings
2016/01/19   Court overturns tobacco company victory over FDA on menthols
2015/11/30   High Court rules against Northern Ireland's abortion law
2015/11/26   Appeals court: EPA chief doesn't have to give deposition
2015/11/21   Detroit-area ex-officer found guilty in videotaped beating
2015/11/20   Perry's indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court
2015/11/04   Supreme Court considers if Pistorius guilty of murder
2015/10/19   Federal court programs aim to keep defendants out of prison
2015/10/09   Suspect in some Phoenix freeway shootings pleads not guilty
2015/10/01   Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes
2015/09/26   Court tosses Chicago inmate's $10M suit for escape
2015/09/24   Indiana's high court to consider State Fair stage collapse
2015/09/18   Religious clerks in Kentucky follow law, but see conflict
2015/09/10   Idaho high court upholds law banning horse racing terminals
2015/09/04   Court: Transgender asylum seekers can't be equated with gays
2015/08/15   Court fines Washington state over education funding
2015/08/10   Inmate challenge to death sentence goes back to trial court
2015/07/29   Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial
2015/07/16   Marijuana opponents using racketeering law to fight industry
2015/07/14   Penn State ex-officials' case heads to appeals court hearing
2015/07/09   Religious beliefs, gay rights clash in court case over cake
2015/07/06   Michael Jackson’s doctor pleads not guilty
2015/07/05   Legal public nudity; cattle rustling; sheriff pays tax
2015/07/01   In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening
2015/06/24   French court rules police illegally targeted minorities
2015/06/22   Man pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue
2015/06/13   Court says net neutrality rules will go into effect Friday
2015/06/07   Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 soccer riot
2015/05/14   Appeals court skeptical of fairness of trader's conviction
2014/11/18   Appeals court rules against imprisoned American
2014/11/11   Italian court deliberating appeal in quake trial
2014/10/30   Appeals court in Va. reviewing NC abortion law
2014/10/28   Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy
2014/10/22   Court justice suspended over role in porn scandal
2014/10/20   Writers object after UK court bans abuse memoir
2014/09/29   Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court
2014/09/29   Court-martial for Missouri drill sergeant resumes
2014/09/22   Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court
2014/09/09   Court: IURC erred in approving Duke fee hike
2014/09/01   Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing
2014/08/28   Guilty plea in California meat recall case
2014/08/19   Brazil's Supreme Court elects new president
2014/08/13   Court considers if executioners can be named
2014/08/06   Court: Caregivers can't sue Alzheimer's patients
2014/08/06   Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states
2014/07/29   German court receives suit against EU bank union
2014/07/29   Brown appoints legal affairs aide to appeals court
2014/07/22   Montana court sends wind farm clash to California
2014/07/08   California high court tosses death penalty
2014/06/03   Court gives OJ lawyers a week to resubmit appeal
2014/05/23   Justice Dept. to Reveal Drone Memo
2014/05/09   Oklahoma court agrees to 6-month stay of execution
2014/05/02   3 men guilty on all counts in teens' slaying
2014/04/25   Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion
2014/04/21   Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case
2014/04/17   GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection
2014/04/08   Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling
2014/04/03   High court voids overall contribution limits
2014/03/28   US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules
2014/03/17   Lawsuit says California mortgage money mishandled
2014/03/10   Man pleads guilty to sea cucumber smuggling charge
2014/03/07   Fla. high court: Immigrant can't get law license
2014/03/05   Court weighs securities fraud class-action cases
2014/02/28   Court: School ban of US flag shirts allowed
2014/02/24   Court: Spain can extradite Liberty Reserve founder
2014/02/18   Appeals court reinstates BP shareholders' lawsuit
2014/02/13   Ky. high court to hear death penalty appeal
2014/02/10   Farmer pleads guilty in pot growing scheme
2014/02/10   Lawyers for Boston Marathon suspect due in court
2014/02/07   Case challenging gay-marriage ban heard in Va.
2014/01/30   Viacom, Fox want to run anti-smoking ads too
2014/01/27   High court rules against steelworkers' claim
2014/01/20   Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections
2014/01/16   Court: Feds can target California pot clinics
2014/01/13   Chile's top court rules against coal-fired complex
2014/01/10   Court: Lawmakers must expedite education funding
2014/01/06   Pa. monsignor due in court after leaving prison
2014/01/02   Serial rapist Coe appeals confinement in US court
2013/12/20   Hearing: Which court should hear coastal lawsuit?
2013/12/16   $15 SeaTac minimum wage challenged in court
2013/12/09   New Calif. court date set for ex-Nevada lawmaker
2013/12/05   LA airport shooting suspect appears in court
2013/11/25   Appeals court won't toss NYC stop-frisk rulings
2013/11/22   Republicans block nominee to key appeals court
2013/11/22   International court summit debates Africa issues
2013/11/19   Russian court: Greenpeace activist to stay in jail
2013/11/11   High court reverses pot conviction over evidence
2013/11/04   Planned Parenthood Asks Supreme Court's Help In Texas
2013/11/04   Court-martial date set in Naval Academy case
2013/10/29   Ride operator appears in court on NC fair injuries
2013/10/14   High court weighs Mich. ban on affirmative action
2013/10/04   Spanish court convicts 53 in corruption trial
2013/09/30   Federal court reverses man's murder conviction
2013/09/09   NM court to hear case over educator pension cuts
2013/09/04   Custody dispute goes to Okla. Supreme Court
2013/08/29   Ind. high court to hear eminent domain lawsuit
2013/08/12   Ore. appeals court reverses sex abuse conviction
2013/08/05   US court: Pa. school can't ban 'boobies' bracelets
2013/07/23   Arizona high court to hear school funding case
2013/07/09   NJ court overturns award for view lost to dune
2013/07/02   Court: No class-action status in Google book case
2013/06/25   High court to review immigration dispute
2013/06/13   Court says human genes cannot be patented
2013/06/05   Court OKs Class-action Suit Over Apartment Leases
2013/06/01   Court Upholds Rifle Sales Reporting Requirement
2013/05/28   Court stays out of Planned Parenthood funding case
2013/05/25   Court denies second hearing on Medi-Cal rate cut
2013/05/23   Judge OKs class-action settlement over Skechers
2013/04/01   Court: EPA can stop some power plant modifications
2013/03/01   SC court nixes James Brown estate settlement
2013/01/17   Djokovic back on his favorite court in Australia
2012/10/13   The Rosen Law Firm Announces Securities Class Action
2012/08/24   Appeals court removes key civil service protection
2012/06/21   Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases
2012/06/14   UK top court rejects Assange bid to reopen case
2012/06/12   Feds and Florida headed to court over voter purge
2012/06/04   Ind. taxpayers lose high court fight over refunds
2012/05/14   Court won't hear appeals from Bulger victim family
2012/05/12   Court won't consider giving man new trial
2012/05/01   Lawyer enters not guilty plea for shooting suspect
2012/04/30   High court's stance could spur immigration laws
2012/04/18   Breivik wants death penalty or acquittal
2012/04/17   Court Rules For Private Lawyer Hired By CA City
2012/03/12   Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law
2012/02/24   Appeals court tosses Armenian payments law
2012/02/13   Student bra search case goes to NC Supreme Court
2012/02/08   BofA investor lawsuit wins class-action status
2012/02/06   Ga. court overturns assisted suicide restrictions
2012/01/27   US Supreme Court won't review Venezuela suit
2012/01/23   Court overturns Calif. slaughterhouse law
2012/01/21   Court throws out judge-drawn Texas electoral maps
2012/01/16   Perry appeals judge's ruling on Va. primary ballot
2012/01/12   Md. man's leave lawsuit lands in Supreme Court
2012/01/10   Appeals court says Texas can enforce abortion law
2012/01/09   Seyfarth Shaw's Workplace Class Action Litigation Report
2012/01/08   High court backs foreign campaign contribution ban
2012/01/05   CA court to mull expiration date for clergy abuse
2012/01/04   Ecuador court upholds ruling against Chevron
2012/01/02   MT court restores corporate campaign spending ban
2011/12/30   Calif officials seek redevelopment compromise
2011/12/17   Suspect's lawyer describes Minn. courthouse attack
2011/12/12   Court: Can lawsuit against casino go forward?
2011/12/11   Saxena White P.A. Files a Securities Fraud Class Action
2011/12/10   Appeals court affirms Petters conviction, sentence
2011/12/08   Ark. court affirms $50M verdict for rice farmers
2011/12/06   Bank of America settles mortgage suit for $315 mln
2011/12/05   Court: State prisoners count at home in redistricting
2011/12/01   Farmers Insurance Settles Class Action Lawsuit
2011/11/29   LA protesters defy eviction efforts, go to court
2011/11/29   US court won't block its Texas redistricting map
2011/11/28   Utah-to-Boston passenger denies child porn charge
2011/11/16   NY federal appeals court reverses Bruno conviction
2011/11/14   Russia court rejects $16 billion claim against BP
2011/11/11   Govt asks justices to stay out of immigration case
2011/11/08   Court upholds conviction in Pa. murder case
2011/11/07   Court: Fla. must weigh arbitration in Madoff case
2011/10/31   Court sidesteps Connecticut student speech case
2011/10/26   PETA lawsuit seeks to expand animal rights
2011/10/22   Mom pleads guilty to forcing beer on children
2011/10/21   Court orders new trial for convicted Cass County killer
2011/10/17   Court to hear bid to sue Shell for Nigerian abuses
2011/10/11   Airline attack suspect sought martyrdom
2011/10/06   Alberto Gonzales joins Nashville law firm
2011/10/05   Ga. ban on guns in places of worship before court
2011/10/03   Mass. man charged in terror plot pleads not guilty
2011/10/02   US soldier found not guilty in contractor death
2011/09/26   Appeals court hears challenge to health care law
2011/09/09   W.Va. lawyer nominated to federal appeals court
2011/09/01   Colombia court reinstates conviction in Galan hit
2011/08/30   Court to hear appeal over medicating Loughner
2011/08/30   Court approves Harry and David reorganization plan
2011/08/24   Court asked to stop immigrant license checks
2011/08/23   Prosecutors: Blagojevich convictions should stand
2011/08/15   White House criticizes court's health care ruling
2011/08/15   Calif Supreme Court says threats must be serious
2011/08/14   Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement
2011/08/11   Lawyer: NJ student didn't mean to spy on roommate
2011/08/09   Court rules firing of NJ casino dealer unlawful
2011/08/03   Buffalo city lawmakers irked by law firm's TV ad
2011/08/01   Layoffs loom in Ala. court clerks' offices
2011/08/01   NJ high court to rule in case of retired judge
2011/07/25   Calif county drafting solar-ag compatibility law
2011/07/25   Judge wants agency to investigate Meijer lawyer
2011/07/06   Defendant in 4 Calif. killings now wants lawyer
2011/07/04   Mich. man sues, wants Chevron stock at '04 price
2011/06/25   Toyota class action suit to start with Utah case
2011/06/17   Strauss-Kahn said he had diplomatic immunity
2011/06/11   Fed proposes expanding capital reviews to 35 banks
2011/06/07   Lawyer: Baseline Killer suspect a 'ravenous wolf'
2011/06/07   Senate confirms Obama lawyer as solicitor general
2011/06/02   NJ mom accused of starving child pleads not guilty
2011/05/21   Head of Delaware Business Court Joining Law Firm
2011/05/17   Court lets Minn. corporate disclosure law stand
2011/05/16   Police investigate threats to Indiana Supreme Court
2011/05/12   Denver appeals court weighs military impostor law
2011/05/11   Raided pot providers sue government
2011/05/07   Judge dismisses EA from NCAA antitrust lawsuit
2011/05/05   States ask US court to overturn health overhaul
2011/04/28   Kan. House debates forcing lawsuit over casino
2011/04/18   Treasury risks overpaying law firms
2011/04/18   Court turns down appeal in murder plot case
2011/04/10   Court ruling could mean NJ budget scramble
2011/04/06   Louisiana to get $12M in Health Net case
2011/03/21   Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher dies
2011/03/11   Mississippi high court upholds price-gouging law
2011/02/18   Father of music group members pleads guilty
2011/01/25   Journal seeks to end ban on Medicare data
2011/01/17   Court won't hear appeal from NY couple
2011/01/13   NJ Supreme Court Justice limits protest
2011/01/05   Court blocks EPA plan to take over permits
2011/01/03   Federal court denies stay for Texas in EPA case
2010/12/20   What will the big new tax law mean for you?
2010/11/29   Lawyer: Emanuel broke Chicago mayor residency rule
2010/11/29   Police: Pa. couple hid 5 children from society
2010/11/03   WA voters say no to state income tax Initiative 1098
2010/11/03   Calif. voters give Brown a return trip as governor
2010/11/03   Iowans vote to oust all three Supreme Court justices
2010/10/25   MPs ordered back to work by Iraq's Supreme Court
2010/10/04   Court won't get into battle between 2 USCs
2010/09/22   SEC Has Toughened Enforcement Efforts, Agency Says
2010/09/16   Defendant pleads guilty in NJ in $880M fraud case
2010/09/09   Officials rescue 37 immigrants from Calif. house
2010/09/02   Court won't force Calif officials to defend Prop 8
2010/08/30   Thousands sign on for $10 billion BP suit
2010/08/23   Ruling overturning Prop 8 shaped for higher courts?
2010/08/17   DUI Life Sentence Stirs Debate About Alcoholism
2010/08/09   Nun's death rallies anti-immigration forces
2010/07/29   Feds oppose merger of immigration law challenges
2010/07/27   N.J. gay-marriage case must begin in lower court
2010/07/12   Judicial Vacancies Slow the Wheels of Justice
2010/06/28   US top court extends gun rights to states, cities
2010/06/28   Court to hear Arizona immigration law challenge
2010/06/14   Jackson doctor fighting to keep medical license
2010/06/09   Former Twin Cities lawyer pleads guilty of cheating firm
2010/05/29   Weinberg Law Firm - Dallas Employment Law
2010/05/29   Stevens denies Blagojevich request for delay
2010/05/24   As immigration fades, Emanuel role under scrutiny
2010/05/17   Starbucks Sued over "Unreasonably" Hot Tea
2010/05/03   WilmerHale moving support staff to Ohio
2010/05/03   Court won't hear appeal on Boy Scouts land rental
2010/04/28   Howrey law firm shifts pay, development of entry-level attorneys
2010/04/19   Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don't trust Washington
2010/04/18   NY judge prefers open records in Sept. 11 cases
2010/04/12   Ex-NJ lawmaker pleads guilty in child porn case
2010/02/25   Oklahoma City hires private law firm for union talks
2010/02/09   New SEC-Bank of America settlement proposal faulted
2010/01/31   WaMu shareholders get their voice in bankruptcy
2010/01/06   NM Supreme Court orders arrest records expunged
2009/12/29   NYC victim's mom: EMTs were 'inhuman' not to help
2009/12/24   Kansas gov to propose tobacco tax increase in 2010
2009/12/23   Lingle: Use hotel tax money for state budget
2009/12/22   Pittsburgh won't tax tuition; nonprofits to donate
2009/12/16   Bill would give undocumented legal status
2009/12/09   Burglars hit offices of Blagojevich's legal team
2009/12/07   Lawsuit says ads in social games are scamming players
2009/11/18   Court again upholds Fla. homeowner tax breaks
2009/11/18   Fla. lawyer suspected in $1B fraud losing license
2009/10/12   Chavez says Obama did "nothing" to deserve Nobel
2009/10/02   Obama's nominees for federal court vacancies
2009/09/08   Justices Meet Early for Campaign-Finance Case
2009/09/01   Former Miss California Sues For Religious Discrimination
2009/08/31   Disney Will Buy Marvel Comics
2009/08/21   Corporate Partner Louis Lehot Expands
2009/08/20   3rd Circuit Appeal Challenges Judge's Outside Research In Bench Trial
2009/08/18   Split Supreme Court Orders Review Of Death Row Inmate's Claims That Witnesses Recanted Testimony
2009/08/14   Redbox Says Fox Is Trying to Kill It
2009/08/11   Class Claims Insurers Cancel Just As Hurricane Season Begins
2009/08/10   Watchdogs Sue Kellogg's Over Cereal Ads
2009/08/07   Judge Tosses Budweiser Buyout Class Action
2009/08/05   Battle Lines Set, Senate Debates Sotomayor
2009/08/04   Google Rebounds In AdWords Lawsuits
2009/08/03   State Police Arrest Pittsburgh Man For DWI
2009/08/03   Record Companies, RIAA Prevail In Music Downloading Trial
2009/08/02   Sahara Sued By EEOC For National Origin Harassment And Retaliation
2009/08/02   Survey: Workplace Sexual Harassment Complaints Rise
2009/08/02   When Jaundice Leads To Brain Injury
2009/07/31   California Court Closures Set, Despite Grumbling
2009/07/29   Judicial Appointment Challenge In TN Fails
2009/07/27   Tasered Woman Wins Trial In Suit Against Cops
2009/06/17   Prop 8 To be Decided on Soon
2009/05/24   Some possible nominees had easy Senate path before
2009/05/22   Calif. wants US Supreme Court OK of video game ban
2009/05/15   Key player in sports-bribery case appears in court
2009/04/23   Supreme Court Takes on Special Ed Case
2009/04/21   Supermarket Mogul Guilty of Charges
2009/04/13   Man Jailed for Dodging Child Support
2009/04/11   Michigan insurance rate court fight continues
2009/03/23   Christian Filmmaker Fights for Fair Use
2009/03/19   More Corruption Charges in NY
2009/02/27   Killing of Sea Lions Allowed to Continue
2009/02/23   Former Employees Sue the State of Arizona for Lay Offs
2009/02/19   UBS Bank Agrees to Pay $780M to SEC
2009/02/06   McDermott Will & Emery Lay of 60 Attorneys, 89 Staff
2009/02/02   SEC Charges Merrill Lynch with Securities Violations
2009/01/28   Wyeth Shareholders Reluctant to Pfizer Sale
2009/01/27   Missing Fla. hedge fund manager turns himself in
2009/01/27   Sludge company's ex-representative pleads guilty
2009/01/02   Judge gives $65M to USS Pueblo Captives
2008/12/17   Court: No obligation for company to give teen drug
2008/12/16   2nd suspect arrested in Oregon bank bombing
2008/12/15   States increasingly put criminal records online
2008/12/12   Financially 'struggling' gov had big legal bills
2008/12/03   Obama legal team meets with anti-torture generals
2008/12/03   Court upholds $156M Palestinian terror verdict
2008/12/02   Bally Total Fitness again files for Chapter 11
2008/12/02   Clintons' ex-NY neighbor gets 25 years for murder
2008/12/02   Hawaiian Telcom files for bankruptcy protection
2008/11/17   Calif. high court asked to hear gay marriage cases
2008/11/13   US appeals court hears arguments in ND hemp case
2008/11/06   Payday lending law violated constitution
2008/11/05   Hall & Oates sue in NY over `Maneater' recording
2008/11/03   Court to decide on convict's right to test DNA
2008/10/20   Navy Refuses to Release McCain Car Crash Records
2008/10/09   Court Stays Guantanamo Prisoner Release
2008/10/07   Tokyo Broadcasting Sues ABC for Ripping off Shows
2008/10/06   State Farm Won't Back Mean Mom
2008/09/30   Judge Rejects Challenge to College Religious Displays
2008/09/22   New class action filed over US warrantless surveillance program
2008/09/19   Bush to sign disabilities bill passed by US House
2008/09/18   TSA Wins Ruling over Air Marshal's Text Leak
2008/08/29   Pole Dance Teacher Sues City To Combat 'Pall Of Orthodoxy'
2008/08/26   San Francisco Mayor's Wife Says She Was Swindled
2008/08/22   Prosecutors trying to get obese defendant to court
2008/08/20   Ninth Circuit upholds school policy on special education children
2008/08/18   Businessman Says Joe Arpaio Ruined Him
2008/08/07   Pakistani woman alleged to be al-Qaeda appears in US court
2008/08/06   ICE launches voluntary deportation program
2008/08/01   Third Circuit rules on confiscation of materials
2008/07/31   United Airlines Takes on Pilots Union
2008/07/30   Bush Approves Military Death Sentence
2008/07/29   Actor's Pet Food Co. Sues over Contamination
2008/07/23   Fundamentalist Mormon Leader Indicted
2008/07/17   LA's 'Black Widows' Get Life In Prison For Murders
2008/07/14   Hotel Chain Wouldn't Rent To Black Family, Man Says
2008/07/09   Bank Of America Seeks Protection
2008/07/08   Report shows law firm mergers are up
2008/07/07   Ruling Limits Courts' Role In Environmental Review
2008/07/03   Texas Fired Her For Dissing 'Creationism'
2008/06/30   NY Sets Bar High for Adult Victims of Predatory Clergy
2008/06/27   "Parrot Fever" Suit May Not Fly
2008/06/24   Naked Cowboy Sues M&M's
2008/06/24   Supreme Court weighs whales vs war preparation
2008/06/23   Fight over White House subpoenas heads to court
2008/06/20   Federal court issues stay in SC execution
2008/06/19   Supreme court puts limits on mentally ill defendants
2008/06/16   City Evicts Boy Scouts For Anti-Gay Bias
2008/06/13   Supreme Court Re: US Citizens detained abroad by US
2008/06/11   Indian trust mismanagement case goes to trial
2008/06/10   Supreme Court Allows RICO Tax Lien Lawsuit
2008/06/05   Two Foreclosure Crooks Plead Guilty
2008/05/29   FTC Shuts Down Pretexters
2008/05/27   Chicago Isn't Liable For Club Tragedy, Court Says
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Supreme Court sends bar fees case back for further look
Legal Topics | 2018/11/29 01:02
The Supreme Court is telling a lower court to take another look at a case challenging mandatory fees lawyers pay to a state bar association.

The case the justices sent back for further consideration Monday involves North Dakota attorney Arnold Fleck, who sued after learning that bar fees were being used to oppose a ballot measure he supported. Fleck says he should have to affirmatively consent to paying for the bar association's political activities instead of being able to opt out.

North Dakota's fees range from $325 to $380. Lawyers who don't want to support the bar's political activities can deduct about $10.

The justices say the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should reconsider the case in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling about fees paid to unions.



No holiday respite for Trump's criticism of nation's courts
Legal Topics | 2018/11/23 05:48
President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America's judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge."

Trump, still seething over that Monday ruling, began his Thanksgiving Day by asserting that the courts should defer to his administration and law enforcement on border security because judges "know nothing about it and are making our Country unsafe."

And taking aim at a co-equal branch of government, Trump said "Roberts can say what he wants" but the largest of the federal appellate courts, based in San Francisco and with a majority of judges appointed by Democratic presidents, "is a complete & total disaster." That's where an appeal of the asylum ruling would normally go.

Roberts had issued a strongly worded statement Wednesday defending judicial independence and contradicting Trump over his claim that judges are partisans allied with the party of the president who nominated them. Never silent for long, Trump responded with a "Sorry Justice Roberts" tweet.

The dustup is the first time that Roberts, the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary, has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has several times gone after federal judges who have ruled against him.



Heated congressional, court races on Arkansas midterm ballot
Legal Topics | 2018/11/03 13:12
A push by Democrats to flip a Republican-held congressional seat that represents the Little Rock area and a state Supreme Court race that has drawn heavy spending by a conservative interest group have drawn the most attention in Arkansas' midterm election.

The campaigns for the 2nd Congressional District and state Supreme Court seats became increasingly bitter and expensive in the run-up to Tuesday's election, especially from outside groups that have been airing attack ads and sending mailers. The races have overshadowed an election in which Democrats face long odds of making gains in the solidly Republican state.
 
The secretary of state's office hasn't predicted how many of Arkansas' nearly 1.8 million registered voters will cast ballots in the election, but more than 350,000 had voted early through Friday.

Republicans have a solid hold on Arkansas' four U.S. House seats and President Donald Trump easily won the state two years ago, but Democrats believe they have a chance to flip a Little Rock-area district by focusing on the incumbent's vote to repeal the federal health care law.

Democrat Clarke Tucker is trying to unseat two-term Republican Rep. French Hill in the 2nd Congressional District, which represents Little Rock and seven surrounding counties. Tucker is a state legislator who regularly talks about his battle with bladder cancer and his support for the Affordable Care Act, especially its protections for those with pre-existing conditions




Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case
Legal Topics | 2018/11/02 13:14
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution's required separation of church and state, a case that could impact hundreds of similar monuments nationwide.

A federal appeals court in Virginia had previously ruled against the approximately four-story-tall cross. The judges said that it "has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion."

But the Maryland officials who maintain the memorial told the Supreme Court that the monument's context and history show it is intended to convey a secular message of remembrance, not a religious message. They said the appeals court's decision would "compel the removal or dismemberment of a cherished war memorial that has served as a site of solemn commemoration and civic unity for nearly a century." In urging the high court to take the case, officials argued that the lower court's decision puts at risk hundreds of other monuments nationwide.

The approximately 40-foot-tall cross at the center of the case is located in Bladensburg, Maryland, about 5 miles from the Supreme Court. Sometimes called the "Peace Cross," it was completed in 1925, and it honors 49 men from the surrounding county who died in World War I. A plaque on the cross' base lists the names of those soldiers, and both faces of the cross have a circle with the symbol of the American Legion, the veterans organization that helped raise money to build it.

Today, responsibility for the cross falls to a Maryland parks commission that took over ownership and maintenance of it in 1961 because of traffic safety concerns. The massive concrete structure could be dangerous to motorists if it were to fall or crumble.


N Carolina justices to take case on Court of Appeals number
Legal Topics | 2018/10/29 12:23
North Carolina's highest court says it will hear arguments on whether the legislature can trim judgeships from the state's intermediate-level appeals court through attrition.

The state Supreme Court says it will take up litigation from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper against Republican legislative leaders challenging a 2017 law reducing the Court of Appeals from 15 judges to 12 as retirements and other vacancies occur.

The governor usually gets to name replacements, but that wouldn't happen with the next three openings. The majority on a trial court panel last spring upheld the law.

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the case without it first going through the Court of Appeals itself. Cooper's lawyers said bypassing the Court of Appeals would eliminate any appearance of impropriety to rule on its own membership.



Virginia top court to hear 'unrestorably incompetent' case
Legal Topics | 2018/10/23 03:42
More than 13 years after a 16-year-old girl was found raped and murdered, the case of the man whose DNA was found at the scene is heading to the Virginia Supreme Court.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 46-year-old Oswaldo Elias Martinez has never stood trial in Brittany Binger's 2005 death. Deemed incompetent because he can't speak or hear, he's been held in jail and mental hospitals.

Martinez's lawyers want his capital murder charge dismissed. Their filing says the state law used to hold him permits detention only for "medical" treatment to restore competency.

The state tried to teach Martinez sign language to assist in his defense. Commonwealth's Attorney Nate Green says someone "unrestorably incompetent" who's charged with capital murder and poses a danger must continue along the restoration process.


Top French court to rule on faulty breast implant scandal
Legal Topics | 2018/10/10 23:38
France's top court is ruling Wednesday in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.

The decision is the latest in a years-long legal drama that has potential implications for tens of thousands of women from Europe to South America who received the faulty implants, which were made with industrial-grade silicone instead of medical silicone. The scandal helped lead to tougher European medical device regulations.

France's Court of Cassation is ruling Wednesday in one of multiple legal cases stemming from the affair. The case concerns German products-testing company TUV Rheinland, which was initially ordered to pay 5.7 million euros (currently $6.5 million) damages to the women.

The manufacturer of the implants, French company Poly Implant Prothese, or PIP, was convicted of fraud. But the bankrupt manufacturer couldn't pay damages to the women, who suffered from often painful, leaky implants — so they sought compensation from TUV Rheinland instead, arguing it should have never certified the product in the first place.

An appeals court in Aix-en-Provence later found the Germany company was not liable for the faulty implants, and ordered women to pay back the damages in 2015. TUV Rheinland lawyer Cecile Derycke says the company has paid 5.7 million euros ($6.5 million) overall to the women involved in this case, many in Colombia but also around Europe and elsewhere.

The case is now at the Court of Cassation, which will decide whether to uphold the appeals ruling or send it back for new legal proceedings. Lawyer Derycke argues that TUV Rheinland is being unfairly held responsible for PIP's wrongdoing.

Lawyer Olivier Aumaitre, representing thousands of women with the implants, argues that if no one is held responsible, then Europe's consumer product certification system is meaningless.

While 1,700 women will be directly affected by Wednesday's ruling, it could have fallout for thousands of others who joined other lawsuits seeking damages from TUV Rheinland.


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