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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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Covington Bridge collapse worker seeks damages from foreman

COVINGTON, Ga. — A former construction worker claims the foreman tasked with removing the access road bridge was ‘negligent’ in October when he drove heavy machinery over the structure after cuts were made on its concrete face. As a result, the bridge collapsed due to the actions of foreman Michael …

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Sonoma, Napa lawyers and court officers hail loosening of state rules

California Chief Judge Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on March 3 announced an order overturning emergency measures that have delayed civil jury trials and resulted in more distant hearings. The removal of the measures will come into effect on April 30, two months before they expire. The changes to court proceedings ordered …

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Court rejects Starr’s offer to appeal | News, Sports, Jobs

Star Pennsylvania Superior Court has dismissed a complaint by former city police officer Matthew S. Starr that his attorney erred when he failed to appeal a jury’s decision on convicting of money laundering and five counts of theft. In April 2019, Starr, 44, was sentenced by …

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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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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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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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‘They Think They Can Do Anything’: Amazon Psychologist Describes Workplace Bullying and Discrimination | Seattle Times

An organizational psychologist formerly employed by Amazon on the management team at a Spokane fulfillment center says he was fired for exposing the bullying and inappropriate behavior of a key executive at the massive robotic warehouse. Jonathan Fahlberg, a former senior human resources business partner, says Amazon management did not …

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of convicted Curry Donuts thief

A Luzerne County jury’s conviction of a Philadelphia man who robbed a donut shop in Wilkes-Barre was upheld when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal. Rodney Carroll, 46, was convicted of multiple counts in the robbery of Curry Donuts on South Pennsylvania Avenue on March …

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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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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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News Digest: Job fair for teens | Grand Jury Candidacy | Pickleball and Cricket Entrance | Ride the Rails at Niles | News

Grand Jury Candidacy Recruiting is underway for openings for the upcoming 2022-23 Alameda County Civil Grand Jury, a citizen watchdog group that investigates public agencies and community entities throughout the county. “The civilian grand jury depends on and encourages the participation of a diverse group of citizens who will bring …

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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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Hollendorfer and the Stronach group ready to fight in court

The action for damages brought by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer against the Stronach Group and its subsidiary owners of Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields is set to face a jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 14 following a pre-trial conference scheduled for Monday. Hollendorfer was banned …

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Court-related reform is on Senator Heather Somers’ list of priorities

For weeks late last year, State Senator Heather Somers sat in the gallery of a New London courtroom as the details of a brutal triple murder case unfolded in Griswold. “I had attended trials before, but this was the first murder trial I had attended,” she said on Friday. “It …

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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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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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January 18, 2022 – Red Bluff Daily News

The following defendants were convicted in Tehama County Superior Court, according to the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office. People on the list of defendants are innocent until proven guilty: Recent engagements in state/local prisons People v Angela Sullyharbord, second degree burglary, a felony; Failure to appear, a crime. Brief History: …

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Yolo Superior Court announces COVID-19 emergency order – Daily Democrat

Yolo Superior Court announced the signing of an emergency order allowing the court to postpone jury trials to later dates in 2022. Citing the significant increase in COVID-19 cases, California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye signed the order on Friday, allowing the postponement of jury trials scheduled between January 10 …

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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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Superior Court Suspends Jury Trials for January Due to Rising COVID-19 Rates | News

CONCORD – Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau has announced the postponement of all jury and grand jury trials in New Hampshire Superior Court statewide until January. The Superior Court had already scheduled a break in jury trials last week in January following the recommendation of the Task Force on …

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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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Jefferson NJ Police Officer Admits Assaulted, Threatened, Loses Job

Despite previous offers to keep his job as a Jefferson Police OfficerDavid Wroblewski lost his post on Tuesday after admitting to punching a woman in the face and threatening her in two incidents in 2015 and 2016. Instead of attending the trial, which was scheduled for October this year, David …

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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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Massachusetts AG to appeal court decision to dismiss landmark COVID case alleging nursing home negligence – Business Daily News

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday filed a notice of appeal in Hampden County Superior Court to overturn a lower court’s dismissal of criminal charges against two leaders of a veterans home where 76 residents died in a COVID-19 outbreak. The charges are believed to have been the first …

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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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Lawyers seek to increase jurors in federal court trial

December 11 – The federal hate crimes trial of three people convicted of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery is set to begin in February in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, but jurors who will decide the case could come from as far away as the Dodge or Wilkes counties. The …

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Lawyers seek to expand jurors in federal court trial | Local news

The federal hate crimes trial of three people convicted of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery is set to begin in February in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, but jurors who will decide the case could come from as far away as the counties of Dodge or Wilkes. The trial of …

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Member expelled from group behind Golden Globes sues organization

A view of the Golden Globe Trophy during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021 at the Rainbow Room in New York City. (Kevin Mazur / Getty Images) Former Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Magnus Sundholm filed a lawsuit against the group behind the Golden Globes in Los …

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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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$ 445,000 in sexual harassment verdict against owners of famous Dave’s restaurants

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, December 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Los Angeles County Jury Awarded Famous Former Dave Employee $ 345,000 in damages and $ 100,000 in punitive damages Tuesday. During a two-week long trial, Ana Villaseñor, a former hostess, and her colleagues testified about a work environment riddled with …

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King County appeals $ 7million jury prize to ex-public defender harassed by ex-client

King County is appealing the verdict of a $ 7 million jury awarded in October to a former public defender who suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder after being harassed by a former client. Sheila LaRose, 58, filed a lawsuit in Pierce County Superior Court in 2015, seeking damages for …

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King County appeals jury award of $7 million to former public defender stalked by ex-client

SEATTLE — King County is appealing a $7 million jury verdict granted in October to a former public defender who suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder after being harassed by a former client. Sheila LaRose, 58, filed a lawsuit in Pierce County Superior Court in 2015, seeking damages for harm …

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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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Beard Winter LLP Welcomes Five New Lawyers To Its Insurance Defense Group

TORONTO, ON, DECEMBER 1, 2021 / insPRESS / – Beard Winter LLP is pleased to welcome James E. Dunn, Michael J. Huclack, Lauren N. Bloom, Tessie Kalogeras and Juliano Pichini as new additions to the firm’s Insurance Litigation practice area. Meet the new members of the Beard Winter team: James …

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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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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says Worker Still at Work, Even at Work-Sponsored Happy Hour | News | Pittsburgh

Click to enlarge A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling said an itinerant salesperson for corporate clothing company Cintas Corporation was still eligible for workers’ compensation after being injured in a car accident following a happy hour hosted by Labor at Tilted Kilt Restaurant in Allentown, PA. 2015. According to Law360, …

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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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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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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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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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NH Supreme finds “special relationship”, confirms jury award against insurance agency

A split New Hampshire Supreme Court decision released Friday offers insurance agents a lesson in the importance of checklists. Three justices overturned two dissenters to uphold a Superior Court jury verdict that Foy Insurance Group was negligent for failing to advise a hotel owner to purchase sufficient insurance to rebuild …

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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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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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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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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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$ 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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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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