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Anthony Rauda removed from Los Angeles Superior Court after explosion – NBC Los Angeles

A man accused of murdering an Irvine researcher, who was shot while camping with his two young daughters in Malibu Creek State Park, was removed from court on Wednesday after an explosion laden with obscenities . Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo told Anthony Rauda before he was removed from the …

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Indicted Colorado election clerk Tina Peters appears in court

Tina Peters (Mesa County Sheriff’s Office) GRAND JUNCTION — A Colorado County election clerk who was jailed after being charged with conspiring to breach voting system technology used in the United States made her first court appearance via video Thursday. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters made no comment during the …

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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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Trial error declared in quadruple homicide case: Court

PALM DESERT, Calif. — With jurors saying they were hopelessly deadlocked, a mistrial was declared Tuesday in the trial of a Cathedral City man accused of fatally shooting four people in Palm Springs. Jurors deliberated for seven days during the trial of Jose Vladimir Larin-Garcia, 22, who is charged with …

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Appeals Court Overturns Sexual Assault Conviction Following Inappropriate Testimony | Content reserved for subscribers

A Douglas County judge mistakenly let an expert witness vouch for the credibility of a child victim, prompting the state Court of Appeals to overturn the defendant’s sexual assault convictions. Joseph Ramirez was sentenced to 16 years to life based on his 2018 trial for allegedly repeatedly sexually abusing a …

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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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Scott Peterson juror denies bias in 2004 trial

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The juror at the heart of convicted murderer Scott Peterson’s bid for a new trial swore Friday that she held no animosity toward him until she heard evidence that he was convicted. killed his pregnant wife in a case that drew …

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Supreme Court to hear Iowa arbitration clause issue in overtime case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in 2022 brought by an Iowa fast-food worker who claims employers have no right to force arbitration on employees after first challenging the trial in pre-trial proceedings. Taco Bell worker Robyn Morgan was part of a class action lawsuit seeking back wages …

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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, blasts DOJ following guilty verdict for McMichaels and William Bryan on federal hate crimes

After a federal jury found the three men who killed her son guilty of committing suicide based on his race, Ahmaud ArberyThe mother of explains why she is angry with the Department of Justice, even though she is happy with the verdict. Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, leaves the podium …

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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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North Carolina court overturns conviction for racial bias in jury selection

RALEIGH, North Carolina The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday overturned a black man’s robbery conviction, determining that prosecutors wrongly blocked a potential juror from his trial due to racial bias. The 4-3 ruling marks the first time in state history, according to court authorities, that a criminal conviction has …

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Arbery killers’ unsuccessful pleas could complicate hate crime trial

By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, the men who prosecuted and killed Ahmaud Arbery have already faced serious hurdles in finding impartial jurors for their upcoming federal hate crimes trial . Now, with jury selection due to begin …

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Court Dismisses Charges Against Ex-Bank Of Oswego CEO – Finance and Banking

United States: Court dismisses charges against ex-Bank Of Oswego CEO February 04, 2022 Pryor Cashman LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Pryor Cashman is pleased to report that United States District Court Judge Michael Simon has dismissed with …

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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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Masoud Shojae’s Shoma group loses key court battle against Ugo Colombo

Left to right: Masoud Shojaee of Shoma Group and Ugo Colombo of CMC Group (Shoma Group, CMC Group, iStock/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal) A Miami-Dade judge has overturned developer Masoud Shojaee’s $10 million court victory against a subsidiary of his former joint venture partner Ugo Colombo. Miami-Dade …

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Court of Appeals Judge Regina Bartholomew-Woods resigns to take up position at Entergy | Courts

Nearly four years before her term expires, Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Regina Bartholomew-Woods is hanging up her robes for a job at Entergy Corp. Bartholomew-Woods made his resignation official in a letter to the Louisiana secretary of state last week. It comes into effect on Friday. In …

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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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Flack’s death sentence appeal to Kansas Supreme Court next week

Kansas Courts Chart. A death row inmate found in Emporia shortly after the deaths of four people near Ottawa will have his final appeal next week in Kansas Supreme Court. Kyle Flack has numerous items he plans to present to the state high court during his hearing, which begins Monday. …

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Worcester Federal Court Judge Timothy Hillman to retire in July

WORCESTER — Timothy S. Hillman, the longtime former county judge who presided over Worcester federal court for the past decade, will retire from regular active duty in July, the court recently announced. Hillman — who served as a Fitchburg city attorney before being appointed as a judge of the Gardner …

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New charge filed against Castleman after Supreme Court overturns child abuse conviction | News, Sports, Jobs

The Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a new Class C felony charge of possession of an electronic device against Brent Allen Castleman, 54, a week after the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that his child abuse conviction should be overturned. Her father, Vance Allen Castleman, 78, is charged with …

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Court finds Jeffco judge wrongly terminated father’s rights

District Court Judge Ann Gail Meinster should have granted the request to postpone the February hearing, a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals decided. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A Jefferson County judge refused to postpone proceedings and instead terminated a father’s parental rights as he struggled to tune into …

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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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Wayne Co. judge suspended by state Supreme Court for misconduct

The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday suspended Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow for six months without pay for judicial misconduct. Last year, the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission found that Morrow committed judicial misconduct by abusing his power and position as a judge when he used sexually graphic language …

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The group asks for a new judge to hear the case

Theodore Edgecomb trial: Group calls for new judge to hear case Community activists are calling for a new judge to be assigned to Theodore Edgecomb’s trial, which is due to start next week. Edgecomb is accused of shooting and killing a Milwaukee attorney, but his attorneys say it was self-defense. …

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Black money group asks judge to block bank statements that would reveal donors

MIAMI – Lawyers for a black money group led by a prominent Republican agent on Monday asked a Miami circuit court judge to block the release of bank documents that would disclose his donors, arguing that the disclosure of such information violate the constitutional rights of donors and could “speak …

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COVID-19 on trial and fierce conviction: five Edmonton court cases that stood out in 2021

Breadcrumb Links Local news criminality Author of the article: Jonny wakefield The Edmonton Courthouse Building. Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia, file Content of the article A look at the Edmonton and area court cases that stood out in 2021: Advertising This ad has not yet loaded, but your article continues …

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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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Bowdoinham man in court in fatal hit-and-run against pedestrian in Sabattus

December 30 – LEWISTON – A Bowdoinham man charged with the hit and run murder of a pedestrian in Sabattus was in court on Wednesday to hear charges arising from the September incident. David Veinott, 38, appeared in 8th District Court before Judge Tammy Ham-Thompson, who told Veinott he was …

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Take a look back at some of the best court stories of 2021 | criminality

The pandemic continued to strain the local justice system this year. But through a mix of virtual and in-person proceedings, cases continued to go to court and a few trials began. Here’s a look back at some of the biggest stories that unfolded in Berkshire County courtrooms in 2021. A …

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Court: New trial for man accused of threatening prosecutor

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – The state Supreme Court agreed on Friday that it was appropriate to overturn the conviction of a man who sharply criticized a local prosecutor in western North Carolina, citing the First Amendment protections. Still, judges have ordered a new trial for David Warren Taylor, saying a …

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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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Pamplin Media Group – Portland men indicted in St. Helens auto race

The two men are suspected of a series of break-ins and car thefts that were reported in late November. Columbia County prosecutors have laid felony charges against two Portland men as part of a series of break-ins and vehicle thefts that were reported in St. Helens on November 27-28. On …

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Former Heritage Academy professor accused of abuse makes brief court appearance

A former Heritage Academy teacher accused of abusing a student in the 1970s made a brief court appearance on Thursday in which a judge agreed to set aside three days for a trial. Robert William Becker, 77, of Hagerstown, was in Washington County Circuit Court for a status hearing on …

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Acting head of Long Beach City College tipped for permanent leadership role – Press Telegram

Long Beach City College will hire acting presiding superintendent Mike Muñoz to lead the school permanently, the college announced Friday, Dec. 10. Muñoz has served in the interim position since March 21, and members of the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously at a closed meeting …

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Lawyer for animal rights group convicted of taking goat from Sospiro Goat Ranch

Wayne Hsiung, along with deputy lawyer Jonathan Frohnmayer and paralegal Erica Wilson, speaks outside the Transylvania County Courthouse on November 29, 2021. A jury found Wayne Hsiung guilty on Monday of theft and breaking and entering charges for taking a goat at Sospiro Goat Ranch in 2018. Hsiung – a …

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Child molester appears in county court after jury found him guilty of assaulting his sister-in-law | Bendigo Advertiser

news, news-locales, bendigo, court, abuse, child abuse, sexual assault A WOMAN who was sexually assaulted as a child by her brother-in-law confronted the man in court, saying his betrayal had traumatized her. The 37-year-old central Victorian-era man was stoic when the woman told county court she was the “strongest and …

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British neo-Nazi group National Action ‘propaganda boss’ jailed | UK News

Man found guilty of acting as “propaganda boss” for a banned neo-Nazi terror group set up to wage a race war in Britain has been given a 10-year extension, including two years under license. Ben Raymond, 32, in 2013 co-founded the “shameless racist” organization National Action, which promoted ethnic cleansing …

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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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Valley News – COVID cases postpone Hanover shooting hearing, tangled court files

NORTH HAVERHILL – A two-day hearing in the case of two men accused of shooting a visiting student in Hanover was postponed Thursday after one of the defendants and at least two witnesses tested positive for COVID-19. And with COVID-19 cases soaring in the twin states, the infections in the …

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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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Warren County Youth Court in session | New

A Warren County juvenile justice system program broadened the age range for the concept of a peer jury. Warren County has joined 16 other counties in the state operating a youth court, in which accused minors who have pleaded guilty to certain non-violent offenses will have their sentences set by …

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California court rejects vicarious liability claims | Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

In March 2019, Caliber Home Loans hired NexLevel Direct to generate leads for its home loan refinancing business. Their contract required NexLevel to “perform or provide” its services “in full compliance with … all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.” The contract also required that NexLevel “not …

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Should defendants pay court costs?

Whether the defendants should be ordered to pay court costs is pending before the Michigan Supreme Court, but local officials argue that this does not affect the impartiality of the judges. State law allows local courts to collect fees from defendants convicted of a felony for court operating expenses. Charges …

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Court acquits ‘Bonnie’, convicts ‘Clyde’ of second degree murder in love triangle gone awry

A Toronto jury has found David Obregón Castro guilty of second degree murder for stabbing a 21-year-old woman to death in her annex apartment, a case the Crown called a love triangle that went horribly wrong with a fatal outcome. But the jury acquitted her former lover and co-accused, Sarai …

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Court finds Oakland man a sexually violent predator, preventing possible release

OAKLAND – An Alameda County judge has ruled that a 63-year-old man with multiple rape convictions was considered a sexually violent predator, a rarely invoked legal finding that allows the man to be held indefinitely in a hospital . In his late September ruling, Superior Court Judge Andrew Steckler ruled …

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What instructions did the jury receive in Arbery’s death?

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Before jurors in the trial of the three men accused of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery retired to the jury room to begin their deliberations, the judge read them specific instructions on the law applicable to this case. Greg McMichael. left, listens …

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Hogan’s former aide pleads not guilty in Federal Court

November 19, 2021 Roy C. McGrath, the former chief of staff to Governor Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and former head of the Maryland Environmental Service, pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in federal court on Friday afternoon. McGrath has requested a jury trial, which prosecutors say will take about …

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Man found guilty of stabbing his mother to death at work in Toronto’s PATH underground system

A man accused of stabbing his own mother to death in 2019 has been convicted by a jury of first degree murder. Duncan Sinclair, now 22, was 19 at the time of the murder of Rae Cara Carrington, who was stabbed at least 11 times while working in the PATH …

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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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VI Supreme Court Says Pueblo Must Pay $ 600,000 Jury Prize | New

The VI Supreme Court upheld a jury prize of $ 600,000 for a skid and fall case in Sainte-Croix that has been making its way through territorial courts for over 12 years. Leonor Mercedes Palermo was shopping with a friend at the Pueblo supermarket in Golden Rock on September 1, …

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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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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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Judge overturns $ 113.4 million jury prize for abused ex-boy from Yucca Valley – San Bernardino Sun

In a rare move, a San Bernardino Superior Court judge overturned a record jury award of $ 113.4 million to a 10-year-old boy who suffered severe brain damage and was made quadriplegic from the beatings of his father’s girlfriend. Judge Bryan Foster ruled on October 30 that county social worker …

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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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San Diego County struggling with biggest jury prize in decades

Long before a San Diego County jury in July awarded David Collins more than $ 12 million for the brain damage he sustained in the sheriff’s custody, a mediator recommended his civil lawsuit be settled for $ 3 million, his lawyer said. The supervisory board, acting behind closed doors on …

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Alameda County Judge Cuts Monsanto Jury Price to $ 86.7 Million

An Alameda County judge on Thursday upheld a jury verdict that Monsanto’s widely used herbicide Roundup caused cancer in a couple in Livermore, but reduced their damage by $ 2 billion to 86.7 millions of dollars. Evidence at Oakland Trial, While Contested, Supports Jury’s Conclusion Roundup Was “a Significant Factor” …

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Appeals judges uphold $ 7.5 million jury award against Spokane County

Appeals judges upheld a $ 7.5 million jury prize against Spokane County in a case involving a woman who was left paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident that occurred in 2011. Lawyers representing Spokane County appealed the jury’s decision, but three judges from the Division III Court …

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Leaving $ 289 million jury prize in Monsanto case

We were among the millions of citizens who felt a wave of optimism that justice could indeed prevail on August 10 when a San Francisco Superior Court jury delivered a landmark verdict of $ 289 million against the Monsanto agrochemical conglomerate. When we learned that Dewayne “Lee” Johnson had sued …

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Judge cuts Morristown NJ whistleblower jury price to $ 1 million

MORRISTOWN – A judge has reduced the amount of punitive damages awarded by a civil jury to Morristown Constable “whistleblower” Keith Hudson from $ 1.5 million to just over $ 1 million. Superior Court Judge Louis Sceusi, in a written decision, upheld the Morris County jury verdict in May that …

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Judge cuts jury award of $17.4 million to ex-City of Los Angeles employee in sexual harassment case

A Los Angeles judge has cut $5 million from a $17.4 million jury award awarded to a former Sanitation Bureau employee in a retaliation and sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the city. The worker, James Pearl, agreed to the reduction ordered by LA Superior Court Judge Stephen Czuleger, according to …

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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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