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Court dismisses ex-Chicago cop’s efforts to get his job back – NBC Chicago

A court has thrown out a former Chicago police officer’s bid to get his job back after he was fired for his role in the shooting death of a bystander. The Illinois appeals court ruled Friday that the disciplinary proceedings were fair and there was cause for the dismissal, the …

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Court dismisses ex-Chicago officer’s efforts to get his job back

CHICAGO (AP) — A court has dismissed a former Chicago police officer’s efforts to get his job back after he was fired for his role in the shooting death of a bystander. The Illinois appeals court ruled Friday that the disciplinary proceedings were fair and there was cause for the …

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Chicago police dismissal of Robert Rialmo upheld by appeals court

An Illinois appeals court has dismissed former fired officer Robert Rialmo’s latest attempt to join the Chicago Police Department. Rialmo was fired in 2019 for inadvertently shooting and killing a bystander in 2015 at a West Side home where he said a 19-year-old man charged at him with a baseball …

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California employee can sue claim of misrepresented job offer

​Carry: A California Labor Code violation can also occur when an employee moves out after being promised a certain salary and being told they must take a pay cut shortly after starting their new job. Despite his at-will status, a former employee can sue under the California Labor Code alleging …

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Federal appeals court reviews tax evidence against New Orleans prosecutor Jason Williams | Courts

As Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams grilled a defendant charged with murder Wednesday in his first trial as a prosecutor, a panel at the downtown federal appeals court weighed the evidence that a jury will be allowed to hear in Williams’ ongoing federal tax evasion trial. charges. A federal …

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$9.5million jury award after CT scan reveals surgical sponge left in woman for 5 years

An appeals court recently upheld a jury award of $9.5million after CT imaging revealed a surgical sponge that providers left in a patient for five years. The case dates back to March 2011, when Carolyn Boerste underwent surgery at the University of Louisville Hospital to resolve circulation issues in her …

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Should a sex trafficking defense apply in a homicide case?

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One night in June 2018, 17-year-old Chrystul Kizer put a .38 caliber pistol in his briefcase and took an Uber from Milwaukee to Kenosha. She walked into Randall Volar’s house. She had met Volar on a sex trafficking website, and over …

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Ketanji Brown Jackson and the work of a public defender

The Supreme Court nomination of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is likely to spark a kind of grandstanding that has been deployed against both her and other former public defenders, saying she should be disqualified because her clients included very bad people. The implicit premise of these attacks is that it …

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Iowa court files lawsuit against farm where Iowa teenager was murdered

The owners of a farm where a northern Iowa teenager was murdered are not responsible for failing to prevent his death, an Iowa appeals court has ruled. The lawsuit arose after the 2016 murder of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit in Emmett County. Lee Christensen, 18, was arrested and eventually convicted of …

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Judge who reduced $1.5 million jury verdict by 70% acted reasonably, appeals court says | Courts

A Jefferson County judge was correct to slash a jury award of $1.5 million to a car crash victim by 70%, the state’s second-highest court has heard. last week. Catherine Pisano, who underwent multiple medical procedures and experienced lingering pain after being rammed on Interstate 70 in 2014, asked the …

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Appeals court overturns eavesdropping conviction of former Tehachapi resident | News

A eavesdropping conviction of former Tehachapi resident James Clinton “Clint” Davies was overturned by a Fresno appeals court on Feb. 8. Davies was found guilty on January 10, 2020 and later appealed the conviction. He was living in Tehachapi on May 7, 2019, when he requested a meeting with Police …

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The Court of Appeal upholds the conviction of the Beaumont ISD contractor

On February 9, nearly eight years after former Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted in July 2014 for crimes alleging he defrauded the district of more than a million dollars through misleading documents, fake invoices and padded work orders, an appeal The court upheld the …

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North Carolina appellate judges overturn local court clerk’s dismissal order

RALEIGH, North Carolina A 2020 trial judge’s order removing an elected clerk from office in a central North Carolina county was overturned on Tuesday by a state appeals court, which raised questions of procedural and constitutional regarding the sanction. The three judges on the Court of Appeals panel unanimously decided …

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SC Supreme Rules punitive damages cap applies to jury award of $4.5 million

Carla Denise Garrison’s 8-year-old daughter picked up a used hypodermic needle from the parking lot outside a Target store and asked, “Mom, what’s this?” Garrison instinctively pushed the syringe away, nudging his palm in the process. The puncture led Garrison to go through a year of periodic blood tests with …

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Governor Greg Abbott urges court to allow unilateral prosecution of voter fraud by Texas AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other top Texas Republicans have joined Attorney General Ken Paxton in urging the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn its recent ruling that Paxton would not cannot prosecute electoral fraud unilaterally. In separate statements Tuesday, Abbott and Patrick chastised …

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Conviction of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ upheld by US appeals court

NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Mexican drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” will remain in jail after a U.S. appeals court refused to overturn his drug trafficking conviction in 2019 despite a report that jurors followed the case in the media during its successful trial. A three-judge panel at …

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Fraternal Order of Police argues for Darby in appeals court

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A national police organization has joined the case for former Huntsville Police Department officer William Darby, who was convicted of murder in the 2018 on-duty shooting death of Jeffery Parker . Parker had called 911 to report that he was feeling suicidal. The Fraternal Order of …

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up Taser maker’s battle with FTC

Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your one week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. By Andrew Chung (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear Axon Enterprise Inc’s request to revive its constitutional challenge to the structure of the Federal Trade Commission …

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Appeals court upholds child molestation convictions of Richmond man

INDIANAPOLIS — A Richmond man has lost his bid to overturn two child molestation convictions. Randy L. Bussen, 31, is serving a 37-year sentence at the Miami Correctional Facility at Bunker Hill, according to Indiana Department of Corrections records. Its scheduled release date is July 22, 2050. A Wayne County …

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U.S. bias law covers overseas employment applications, Coach tells DC Circ.

By Rachel Scharf (January 20, 2022, 12:46 PM EST) – A Trinidadian soccer coach turned down the head coaching gig at American University asked the DC Circuit on Wednesday to reinvigorate his racial discrimination lawsuit, arguing that federal discrimination laws cover non-nationals who apply for U.S. jobs while living abroad. …

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The emails between the judge and the prosecutor did not spoil the trial

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of criminal sexual behavior does not deserve a new trial despite learning the judge was sharing her opinion on the case via email with the county attorney, the court heard. call from Michigan. Daniel Loew had obtained a new trial, but the 2-1 …

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Fields is trying to appeal his conviction to the state Supreme Court | August 12

James Alex Fields Jr., serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, is trying to appeal his criminal conviction to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Fields was arrested on August 12, 2017, after driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens. He filed …

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Court of Appeal supports dismissal of lawsuit for “malicious prosecution” brought by accused guard | Local news

An appeals court ruled in favor of a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge who dismissed a lawsuit for “malicious prosecution” brought by the caretaker of a Solvang ALS patient who was arrested and charged with murder but found guilty on a less serious charge and subsequently overturned. The opinion …

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Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Charged with Conduct Violations in 5 Cases

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 30-page complaint filed Monday with the Ohio Supreme Court alleges longtime Cuyahoga Common Pleas County judge Daniel Gaul of misconduct in five cases that spanned six years. The 2014-2020 misconduct allegations include compulsion to plead, inappropriate questioning, biased advocacy and inappropriate communication with an incarcerated defendant, …

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Jurors in Michelle Lodzinski murder trial furious with court ruling: “How dare they overturn our verdict”

Three days after sending Michelle Lodzinski to jail in 2016 for killing her 5-year-old son, a panel of jurors in the high-profile case quietly gathered at the Raritan Center in Edison to pay their respects to the little boy. Away from the courtroom where they had spent the past few …

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Court says man faces charges of threatening Mitch McConnell

It might be tempting to send angry emails to politicians you despise. But a federal court ruling in California this month should warn of the potential consequences. Howard Weiss, a Bay Area resident, was indicted in 2020 for allegedly using anonymous emails to threaten and harass Sen. Mitch McConnell, the …

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AG calls for death penalty for Orangeburg hitman; court asked to restore the sentence | Crime and courts

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is asking the United States Supreme Court to return hitman Sammie Louis Stokes to death row. The attorney general’s office filed a petition with the court on December 21, asking it to restore Stokes’ death sentence. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned …

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Appeals court upholds murder convictions in 2018 California shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A man who shot dead his cousin’s boyfriend and 12-year-old girl in California City will continue to serve a life sentence after an appeals court upheld his convictions for murder. The 5th District Court of Appeals on Wednesday found no error in the trial court’s decision …

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court upholds former sheriff Buncich’s corruption conviction | Crime and courts

Jurgensen used the FBI’s “buy” money and his contacts within the County Police Department to get on Buncich’s tow list. Jurgensen and William Szarmach, owner of a Lake Station towing company that towed for the sheriff’s office, testified at Buncich’s trial that they both paid the sheriff to continue receiving …

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Victim in court as man from Bunclody tries to overturn rape conviction

A woman who was raped 20 times by her sister’s partner as a schoolgirl was in court today as her attacker cried and asked for her conviction to be overturned. ohn Giltrap (61), of Termonbarry, Hospital Hill, Bunclody, had pleaded not guilty to 22 counts of rape of Caroline Kavanagh …

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Man who killed Joe McKnight cannot be tried again, appeals court finds

NEW ORLEANS – The man who killed former NFL player Joe McKnight cannot be tried again for murder now that his manslaughter conviction has been overturned, an appeals court ruled Thursday Louisiana. Authorities in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish initially charged Ronald Gasser with second degree murder in …

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COA upholds domestic violence convictions after trial court refuses to quash trial

Finding no professional misconduct or circumstances to justify quashing the trial, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the two felony convictions of a man following an incident of domestic violence. Abram Glover was charged in June 2020 with Strangling Level 6 Crime and Domestic Battery Level 6 Crime against his …

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court overturns earlier ruling on plagiarized lines at Sha- The New Indian Express

Through Online office Taylor Swift will be forced to defend herself against copyright claims before a jury after a federal judge rules the lawsuit will go to court. Swift, 31, is being sued by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who claim her 2014 hit Shake lifted lines from their …

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Murder sentence reduced after High Court drug ruling

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – The prison sentence for a man convicted of murder was reduced by more than seven years on Thursday, following a recent decision by the Washington State Supreme Court. In 2019, a jury found Matthew McGowan guilty of first degree murder for tying Michael Boone to a …

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The Court of Appeal confirms the conviction of the former municipal councilor of Lafourche

A state appeals court upheld the conviction of a former Lafourche city councilor accused of falsifying public documents. The Baton Rouge 1st Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the conviction and sentence of James Bourgeois, who was convicted in 2018 of falsely declaring he was a resident of his district. Bourgeois …

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Can former Scientologists sue the church? Or are religious courts the only recourse?

Scientologist and actor Danny Masterson arrives at the Youth for Human Rights International Celebrity Benefit in Los Angeles on March 24, 2014. Some women accused him of sexually assaulting them, which he denied. (Annie I. Bang / Invision / Associated Press) After Chrissie Bixler told the LAPD that Scientologist and …

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NJ court rejects argument that lawyer was jealous of sexual assault case

NEW BRUNSWICK – A state appeals court dismissed a Lodi man’s argument that he deserved a new trial for his aggravated sexual assault conviction because his lawyer was in a conflict of interest after he claimed that she had learned that he had relationships with other women. Charles Lucas, 38, …

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Overnight health care – Biden asks court to restore vaccination policy

Welcome to Tuesday night health care, where we follow the latest policy developments and news affecting your health. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. With Thanksgiving this week, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has a safety message: stand near your pot. Today we’ll look at the pressure from the Biden administration …

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Wall Street Enforcer who caught Visium scammer takes top job

Damien williams exposed the case of a jury he had to persuade to bring down a top hedge fund thief. His simple courtroom opening up to seemingly mind-numbing financial fraud: “It’s easy to look like a winner if you can just take stock. ” And with that he arranged a …

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$ 2.7 Million Jury Prize Confirmed Against ‘Predatory’ California Owner

A San Francisco landlord once described as a “ruthless predator” who allegedly tried to chase tenants from rent-controlled housing owed to pay them $ 2.7 million, a state appeals court ruled. Last month, the court upheld the award in a 2015 lawsuit brought by Dale Duncan and Marta Munoz Mendoza, …

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State High Court ruling upholds jury award for man who fell in Vista jail

SAN DIEGO – The California Supreme Court has dismissed a request by San Diego County attorneys to review an appeals court decision upholding a multi-million dollar jury award for a man who suffered permanent brain damage after being fell in Vista prison. The ruling from the state’s highest court effectively …

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California Supreme Court ruling upholds jury award for man who fell in Vista jail

The California Supreme Court has dismissed a request by San Diego County attorneys to review an appeals court decision upholding a multi-million dollar jury award for a man who suffered permanent brain damage after being fell in Vista prison. The ruling from the state’s highest court effectively puts an end …

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Judge cuts $ 6million jury price in unfair dismissal case

A jury awarded an employee $ 6 million in a wrongful dismissal action, but a California appeals court lowered the price by $ 140,000, ruling that the employee’s damages should have been reduced by amount of income she had earned in another job after her termination. On March 27, 2018, …

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Judge cuts jury price by $ 6 million in unfair dismissal case

A jury awarded an employee $ 6 million in a wrongful dismissal action, but a California appeals court lowered the price by $ 140,000, ruling that the employee’s damages should have been reduced by amount of income she had earned in another job after her termination. On March 27, 2018, …

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GoJet Can’t Shake $ 400,000 Jury Prize in Pilot’s FMLA Case – 7th Circuit

REUTERS / Andrew Kelly / Illustration Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC The names of companies and law firms shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this functionality as we …

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Coca-Cola escapes six-figure jury price hike in accident case

Coca-Cola and one of its delivery drivers dodged a court order that could have increased the jury’s verdict by hundreds of thousands of dollars after a New York appeals court overturned the order. On October 28, the New York State Second Judicial Department Court of Appeals overturned an order from …

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Lawyers Step Up To Raise Million Dollar Jury Prize From Cheektowaga | Local News

Personal injury attorneys have looked at years of city council minutes and found only one mention of the case in 2012, when a notice of claim was filed, followed by a recent discussion at behind closed doors, Cobb said. “We are very worried about her,” Cobb said of her client. …

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$ 45 million jury prize for woman puts cash-strapped NYC at risk (lawyers)

The city is asking an appeals court to lower the $ 45 million personal injury payment for an Upper West Side philanthropist – even though it was not part of the lawsuit – because it fears the salary may be sets a precedent that could force cash-strapped city agencies and …

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Dying man asks California Supreme Court to restore jury award in Monsanto Roundup case

School guard who won first-ever lawsuit over allegations Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer asks California Supreme Court to restore $ 250 million in punitive damages awarded by jury that heard his case, but which was later reduced by an appeals court to $ 20.5 million. Notably, plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson’s appeal …

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Appeal Court Further Erodes Huge 2016 Jury Prize For Epic Systems | criminality

Instead, Kanne wrote, Tata embarked on a “repeated course of wrongdoing spanning several years” which was “intentional and deceptive.” His conduct warrants punishment, but not worth $ 280 million, Kanne wrote. The United States Supreme Court, the appeals court said, requires an analysis of the relationship between punitive damages and …

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Court confirms jury prize of $ 400,000 to ousted superintendent amid discord

A federal appeals court upheld the award of a $ 400,000 jury to an Illinois school principal whose contract was not renewed amid unrest that began with his efforts to perform a district finance audit. Superintendent, Denean Adams of the Harvey School District of 2,200 students in suburban Chicago, alleged …

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Court overturns $ 8million jury prize awarded to Hanford contractor manager

The jury verdict which awarded $ 8.1 million to a former Hanford manager for discrimination, retaliation and unfair dismissal was overturned in a split decision on appeal. The decision was filed Tuesday, July 14 by a three-judge panel of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III. A Benton County …

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Illinois appeals judges cut jury price for whistleblower who sought to strengthen Chicago police oversight

An Illinois appeals court on Friday slashed the bulk of a $ 2.75 million award by a Cook County jury to Lorenzo Davis, a falsely fired former city of Chicago investigator for denouncing an agency that regularly let the police off the hook for questionable shootings. A three-judge appeal panel …

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Walmart ordered to pay $54.6 million in jury prizes to California truck drivers

Walmart lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit on Monday (January 6) when appeals court judges upheld a $54.6 million award to Walmart truck drivers in California. The lawsuit concerned non-payment for breaks taken by drivers and required by law. Federal law dictates that truckers take a 30-minute break during …

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Professor refused after filing a bias complaint may retain the jury award

The California Court of Appeals upheld a jury award of nearly $ 400,000 in damages to a college professor of Indian descent and descent who was denied tenure and has been fired from her job. The jury found that the university retaliated against the professor because it complained internally about …

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J&J wins $ 8 billion jury prize for antipsychotic drug

A Philadelphia jury ordered Johnson & Johnson JNJ on Tuesday -0.25% to pay $ 8 billion in damages to a man in Maryland who said his use of J & J’s antipsychotic Risperdal as a child caused an increase in breast size and society failed to properly warn of this …

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California court upholds grand jury prize in disability bias case

A warehouse worker who was fired shortly after notifying his employer of a waiver restriction can retain a jury prize of $ 550,000 for punitive damages, a California appeals court has ruled. The worker’s doctor told the employer, a clothing manufacturer, that the worker could not lift more than 20 …

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Court cuts jury price, warns relatives of John Steinbeck to end litigation

By BRIAN MELLEY | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – A federal appeals court has tried to shut the book down over endless litigation between relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $ 5 million verdict against his stepdaughter, but has rejected $ 8 million to …

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Court cuts jury price, warns Steinbeck’s parents to end litigation

Appeals court upholds $ 5 million verdict against Steinbeck’s daughter-in-law, but awards her punitive damages and tells her to stop pleading endless cases Through BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press 11 September 2019, 22:39 • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES – A federal appeals …

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White Bear Lake pilot’s $ 27 million jury prize, case referred to lower courts

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a White Bear Lake pilot who won a $ 27 million jury prize for injuries in a crash over reliability issues with his expert witness. A Ramsey County jury awarded pilot Mark Kedrowski millions of dollars based on his …

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Court overturns jury prize, warns Steinbeck family to end litigation

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. A federal appeals court tried to shut the book down on endless litigation between relatives of author John Steinbeck in a …

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Jury award to “exiled” priest of Duluth confirmed

A state district court jury last August accepted Graham’s claim that the action against him interfered with his contractual obligations, but said accuser Terrence Jerome Davis Jr. did not not intentionally inflicted emotional distress, as Graham’s counter-suit claimed. In December, Sixth Judicial District Judge Theresa Neo dismissed a petition from …

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Jury award to Duluth ‘exiled’ priest confirmed – Duluth News Tribune

The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a Duluth jury’s finding that awarded $13,500 to the Reverend William Graham, who sued a man who accused him of child sex abuse. A state district court jury last August accepted Graham’s claim that the action against him interfered with his contractual obligations, but …

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Court upholds jury prize in Ford driver’s death

Ford Motor Co. must pay widow of a delivery driver who died at Ford Motor’s Kansas City assembly plant nearly $ 80 million in compensatory damages and aggravating circumstances, a court ruled on Tuesday. call. In Ford v. Ford Motor Co., a three-judge panel from the Missouri, Western District Court …

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Court overturns $ 1.6 million jury prize in Bay Area asbestos case

A state appeals court overturned $ 1.6 million in damages awarded by an Alameda County jury against a pipe supply company last year in a lawsuit brought by a former construction worker diagnosed with cancer after cutting asbestos-laden pipes. The only evidence the company provided the pipes was testimony from …

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$ 30million jury prize confirmed for man killed in police chase accident

An appeals court again upheld a $ 30 million jury reward for the 2007 death of a Scottsdale man who was killed when his car was struck by another vehicle driven by a bank robbery suspect who was pursued by police and agents from the state public security department. The …

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Federal Court of Appeals Overturns Jury Award of $491 Million in Prepaid Funeral Home Fraud | Law and order

ST. LOUIS • A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned a $491 million jury decision involving a pre-arranged funeral services fraud perpetrated by a Clayton company. After a five-week trial in 2015, a jury in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis awarded the money to the state’s Life and …

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The “Mark of the Beast” jury prize confirmed on appeal

A federal appeals court has upheld jury compensation of $586,861 to a mining worker who felt pressured into retirement when he refused to use a hand-held biometric scanner for religious reasons – claiming that it was linked to the biblical “mark of the beast” – in a case filed its …

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The “Mark of the Beast” jury prize confirmed in appeal

A federal appeals court upheld a jury prize of $ 586,861 to a mining worker who felt compelled to retire when he refused to use a biometric hand-held scanner on religious grounds – claiming that this was related to the biblical “mark of the beast” – in a case filed …

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Appeals court upholds jury award of $11 million in St. Paul Toyota – Twin Cities crash case

A federal appeals court has upheld an $11 million jury award tied to a St. Paul car crash that killed three people and resulted in the wrongful imprisonment of a driver. Koua Fong Lee, left, and his wife, Panghoua Moua, react after charges against him were dropped in 2010. (Pioneer …

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Appeals court upholds jury prize in The Sun News defamation case

The SC Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Horry County jury ruling that The Sun News and former investigative reporter David Wren defamed Myrtle Beach area lobbyist Mark Kelley in articles on campaign contributions. The newspaper’s executives have yet to decide what their next move will be. “We are …

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Desert Palm Surgical Group, PLC v. Petta – Jury Prize for Defamation of $ 12,000,000 waived because it shocks the conscience of the Court | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC

The appeals court yesterday overturned a jury sentence of $ 12 million for defamation in favor of two plaintiffs against their former patient. The applicants, maxillofacial and dental surgeons, performed cosmetic surgery and facial resurfacing treatments on Petta. Petta has repeatedly and aggressively expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcome. There …

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Jury denial marks disappointing postscript to death row release

Homepage Magazine A True Story of Grisham: Jury Denial… Supreme Court Report A True Story of Grisham: Jury Prize Denial Marks a Disappointing Postscript on Death Row Exit By Mark Walsh June 1, 2011, 7:09 a.m. CDT Photo by Jennifer S. Altman John Thompson has seen worse days than in …

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Judges reject jury award of $14 million to inmate released from death row

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a $14 million jury award for a former death row inmate who was released after prosecutorial misconduct was exposed. The 5-to-4 decision split along the court’s ideological fault line and prompted the first dissent read from the bench this quarter, from Judge …

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The court awards a grand jury prize

A state appeals court on Wednesday overturned $ 1.5 million in compensation for a former Los Angeles attorney who told City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo and other supervisors retaliated against her for filing a sex discrimination complaint and reporting misconduct by other lawyers. The Los Angeles Court of Appeals concluded that …

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