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Aiello-Stahl and Stinson face off in race for 26th Judicial Court judge

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Voters in Bossier and Webster Parishes will select a new 26th Justice Court Justice on Saturday, March 26. Caddo Sheriff asks voters to support 5 tax renewals Allie Aiello Stahl and Doug Stinson are on the ballot to replace Judge Charles Jacobs, who stepped down …

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The highs and lows of remote court, now officially on the road to expansion in Illinois

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Remote court appearances may have expanded or first appeared in some counties due to the pandemic, but they are no longer considered a temporary measure. Technology has officially moved many Illinois court hearings away from the courthouse, and the state Supreme Court signaled Thursday that those …

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Firm says ex-client cannot sue to recover punitive jury award

By Lauraann Wood (March 17, 2022, 6:03 p.m. EDT) – A law firm argued in the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday that defense attorneys would face excessive liability if the court allowed a former client to try to recover malpractice damages. punitive indemnity which he was ordered to pay in the …

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Supreme Court finds bona fide error in copyright case

On February 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP, 211 L.Ed.2d 586 (US 2022) discussed the “knowledge” element in 17 USC 411(b) for copyright registrations. In a 6-3 decision, reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the High Court held that …

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Update: pain management or pillbox? Supreme Court Hears Arguments Regarding Prosecution Standards for Practitioners Prescribing Narcotics | McGuireWoods LLP

Last week, the Supreme Court (Court) heard oral arguments in related cases Ruan v. United States and Kahn v. United States, regarding the application of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA” or “the Act”) to medical practitioners. Through these cases, the Court is expected to resolve a divided circuit over the …

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First Amendment group says academic officials on Court of Appeals should not have access to qualified immunity

from ah-the-famous-rapid-deliberations-of-government-officials department Qualified immunity has been heavily criticized for allowing law enforcement to get away with it. The doctrine created by the Supreme Court exempts officers from civil rights suits even when the rights have been shown to have been violated…as long as the violation of rights has not …

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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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Green Energy group tries again for Columbus ballot initiative

The people behind the nebulous “green energy” program that would have taken millions of dollars from the city of Columbus if voters hadn’t shot it down in November will try again. Documents have been filed with the Columbus City Council Clerk’s Office indicating that ProEnergy Ohio LLC intends to circulate …

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Neo-Nazi group and its former leader seek to reduce the damage of assembly trials | August 12

The National Socialist Movement and its former leader Jeff Schoep have joined a growing list of rally trial defendants seeking to reduce hundreds of thousands of dollars in punitive damages awarded to them through a federal lawsuit. The prolific federal Sines v. Kessler lawsuit that sought to hold organizers and …

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High Court set to make DOJ’s job harder in opioid cases

By Jeff Overley (March 1, 2022, 11:35 PM EST) — The U.S. Supreme Court seemed likely on Tuesday to require stronger evidence of intentional wrongdoing when the U.S. Department of Justice prosecutes opioid prescribers , experts say, a finding that could also help large drugstore chains accused of recklessly selling …

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Supreme Court grapples with drug trafficking convictions against opioid prescribers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday faced convictions of two doctors who operated opioid ‘pill mills’, a case in which judges are asked to find the line between legitimate medical practice and the criminal distribution of drugs that has contributed to a national crisis. The doctors, both sentenced to more than …

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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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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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The future of black history is now with talented Supreme Court nominees

Here in Black History Month, we are presented with a controversial, race-based topic after President Joe Biden declared his intention to appoint a black woman as the next Supreme Court Justice, replacing Justice outgoing Stephen Breyer. Without context, Biden’s announcement could have been interpreted as a little condescending. At a …

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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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Supreme Court gives judicial districts more control over COVID-19 precautions

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Judges in the Idaho Administrative District will determine which COVID-19 courtroom precautions are appropriate for conditions in their parts of the state, the Supreme Court of Idaho ordered Thursday. Idaho. The new emergency order, effective Feb. 28, is the latest in a series governing state court …

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Michigan court throws out part of conviction in 2013 shooting death of Renisha McBride

DETROIT – A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a young woman on his porch will get a new sentencing hearing after the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out part of his conviction on Wednesday. The court said Ted Wafer’s constitutional rights were violated when a jury was allowed to convict …

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Black lawmaker sues anti-abortion group over racist threat

West Virginia’s only black lawmaker has filed a harassment and intimidation complaint Through JOHN RABY Associated Press February 16, 2022, 7:58 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s only black lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against an anti-abortion group, citing …

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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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Competition Band of the Year: Winston & Strawn

By Matthew Perlman (February 11, 2022, 2:01 PM EST) – The antitrust and competition practice of Winston & Strawn LLP has won a historic victory for college athletes over the NCAA in the United States Supreme Court while scoring important decisions for several clients on the defense side of antitrust …

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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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Alaska’s court system faces large backlog of trials as courtrooms reopen after COVID-19 closures

Physical distancing markers are placed on the floor and plexiglass barriers are erected in a courtroom at the Nesbett Courthouse Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Anchorage. (Loren Holmes/DNA) JUNEAU — As Alaska’s court system resumes jury trials after a pandemic-imposed suspension, it faces a large backlog and is seeking additional …

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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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Supreme Court bombshell paves way for first black woman on court, after Biden pledge

Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. So many losses: Judge who inflicted MAGA losses on Obamacare, voting, to quit SCOTUS 09:14 Now Playing The SCOTUS bomb paves the way for the first black woman in the field, after Biden’s commitment …

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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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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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Mahoning judge denies motion to ban press in court | News, Sports, Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN — Attorney for aggravated murder defendant Robert L. Moore recently asked Judge Maureen Sweeney of the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to exclude reporters from certain hearings in the Moore case. Moore is charged with the 2009 disappearance and presumed death of Glenna J. White, a 16-year-old girl from …

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Missouri Supreme Court Passes Key Constitutional Right

The confrontation clause of the Sixth Amendment states “[i]In all criminal proceedings, the accused enjoys the right . . . be confronted with prosecution witnesses. » This means that testimony against the accused must be live and present in the courtroom, in that, in the words of the United States …

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US national news roundup: US Senate bipartisan group discusses curtailed election bill; Biden’s immigration targets fade after setbacks at U.S.-Mexico border and more

Below is a summary of briefs from US domestic news. U.S. Senate bipartisan group discusses curtailed election bill A bipartisan group of U.S. senators are discussing a scaled-down law focused on safeguarding election results and protecting election officials from harassment after Democrats twice defeated a voting rights bill. Lawmakers led …

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New Jersey High Court skeptical of Union Carbide asbestos verdict

By Bill Wichert (January 19, 2022, 8:32 PM EST) — The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday cast doubt on a widow’s attempt to restore a $2.38 million verdict against the Dow Chemical Union unit Carbide, the judges are examining whether manufacturers could fulfill their obligation to warn workers of …

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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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Tex McIver is appealing his life sentence to the Georgia Supreme Court

Tex McIver was convicted of felony murder on April 23, 2018 in the death of his wife. ATLANTA — Four years after Claud Lee “Tex” McIver was convicted of murdering his wife, his attorneys will appeal his life sentence to the Georgia Supreme Court. Tex McIver was convicted of felony …

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Lucinda Creighton’s statement about Lisa Smith is a ‘blatant contempt of court’, judges say

A statement by a former minister of state regarding Lisa Smith’s attempt to dismiss charges against her, including being a member of the Islamic State, is ‘a flagrant contempt of court’, says the Special Criminal Court . Michael O’Higgins SC, for former Defense Force member Ms Smith, said on Monday …

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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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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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Meet the legal group fighting to dismantle right-wing political violence

Now for some good news on the January 6 insurgency. It’s provisional at best, and it can’t make up for the death of Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick or compete with the hours of anti-democratic propaganda on the radio. But the legal ramifications of a previous right-wing riot provide …

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Idaho court overturns conviction of drunk driver in death of 24-year-old female Eagle

A man’s conviction for manslaughter at the wheel of a vehicle in the death of a 24-year-old Eagle woman has been overturned by the Idaho Supreme Court. Adam Paulson, 46, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, including five years fixed, by 4th District Judge Deborah Bail after his jury …

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Army judge issues extraordinary ruling, raising threshold for sexual assault court martial prosecutors

An army judge in Germany said this week that a lieutenant colonel charged with sexual assault will require a unanimous guilty verdict in order to be found guilty at his next court martial. (Alexander Riedel / Stars and Stripes) STUTTGART, Germany – A US military officer charged with sexual assault …

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Registering to Do Business Does Not Constitute Consent to General Personal Jurisdiction

In law as in real estate, “location, location, location”. Where a case is filed is often critical to the outcome. Juries and case law vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In some states, any written complaint on paper is sufficient; in others, a claimant must actually plead the facts to avoid …

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Court of appeals, insensitive to alleged threat of witness, overturns Albany case

At New York’s second highest court, its definition would not include the actions of Christopher Bryant, a defendant who appealed to jail to ask his alleged victim to “do the right thing.” The woman, in turn, did not testify against him. of fear. As a result, Bryant, 29, known as …

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Iowa State Supreme Court upholds Latrice Lacey’s conviction for harassment | Local news

The misdemeanor harassment conviction of Davenport Civil Rights Director Latrice Lacey in 2019 has been upheld by the Iowa State Supreme Court. The court released its 34-page opinion on Thursday. The decision to uphold the conviction closes another chapter in a three-year-and-eight-month case that began with four misdemeanor charges and …

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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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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) calls on Supreme Court to overturn conviction of pain doctor

TUCSON, Arizona., December 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), in collaboration with Jeffrey singer, MD, filed an amicus brief asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn Dr. Xiulu Ruan, who is currently serving a 21-year sentence in federal prison for prescribing …

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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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Is it a surprise the court overturns Michelle Lodzinski’s conviction – breaking news, sports, weather, traffic and the best of NY

Weather in New York: 12/28 CBS2 Afternoon Weather NewsCBS2’s John Elliott takes a look at the forecast. 2 hours ago FDNY promotion ceremony heldThere were a total of 79 promotions for Deputy Chiefs, Captains and Lieutenants. 2 hours ago ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ to close on Broadway in January“Ain’t Too Proud: …

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Kentucky AG Research Mandate Group makes recommendations

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury inquiry into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky. On Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Two grand jurors have Told CBS “This Morning” in an interview Wednesday, Oct. 28, that many members of the grand …

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Missouri high court dismisses shopping mall shooting murder conviction

INDEPENDENCE, Mr. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the conviction for murdering a man in a fatal 2018 shooting outside a suburban Kansas City mall because during his trial he was not authorized to claim that he had acted in self-defense. The High Court ruled that the trial judge …

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Kentucky AG search warrant group issues recommendations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky Search Warrants Task Force established in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s fatal police shooting recommends additional officer training, an electronic database, and postcode tracking where the search warrants are executed. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron promised the task force would be created last year, after …

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NH Supreme Court dismisses Daswan Jett’s appeal

DR. FAUCI: WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW MADE AN INVESTMENT, LITERALLY DOLLAR BILLNSIO, TO GET ANYWHERE FROM 200 MILLION TO 500 MILLION TESTS AVAILABLE THROUGH MOH.NT IKE: IKE EJIOCHI, ABC NH Supreme Court dismisses Daswan Jett’s appeal Updated: December 20, 2021 at 8:09 am EST The New Hampshire Supreme Court …

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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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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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High Court rejects petition for innocence of man sentenced to death in 1994 for murder of Flora

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – A man sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of a Flora woman will not have another day in court. The Mississippi Supreme Court has dismissed a conviction petition filed by lawyers for Justin Underwood. Underwood was sentenced to death in 1995 for the murder of …

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Gig economy giants in rush to offer driver benefits

From Los Angeles to Moscow, on their bikes and motorcycles, they have been the keystone in unlocking pandemic isolation by providing daily necessities and comfort to families around the world. Yet these drivers of the odd-job economy share something else. Often struggling to make ends meet, most of them lack …

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‘My life is bizarre’: the court artist who drew Ghislaine Maxwell brings her back | Life and style

PAstel designs generally do not go viral on the Internet. But this month, thousands of Twitter users were mesmerized by an artist’s sketch of the courtroom of Ghislaine Maxwell – Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice in sex trafficking – staring at the artist and sketch back. Twitter users were disturbed. “I …

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Lobbying group calls Ga.’s higher court a ‘hellhole’, providing fodder for enduring, business-friendly crime surge

When a Georgian woman failed to notify her insurer of a lawsuit against her for hitting a cyclist with her car, the insurer was still forced to pay $ 3 million. In April, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that even if the policyholder was required to provide advance notice, the …

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Advocacy group pushes tort reform in Georgia

When a Georgian woman failed to notify her insurer of a lawsuit against her for hitting a cyclist with her car, the insurer was still forced to pay $ 3 million. In April, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that even if the policyholder was required to provide advance notice, the …

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Supreme Court Sets Date With Oklahoma To Respond To Over 40 McGirt Appeals | State and region news

“So there is an interpretive requirement that these ambiguities be resolved in favor of the tribes,” Goldberg said. Supporters of the state cause are pointing to the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to court since the McGirt ruling as a possibility …

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopts lethal force rules for police officers – NBC10 Philadelphia

What there is to know The Pennsylvania High Court may soon decide whether the state’s law on the use of lethal force by police in arrests gives officers too much leeway to kill a fugitive suspect. The Supreme Court hears pleadings on Tuesday. The question arose during the criminal proceedings …

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The Mississippi abortion case and the fragile legitimacy of the Supreme Court

The legal landscape of the past few weeks and months has prompted questions about who and what are legitimate interpreters and performers of the law and what happens when you take charge of the law. Mississippi and other states have taken recent Supreme Court staffing changes as an invitation to …

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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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Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group departs on regular deployment – WAVY.com

Following decision not to indict the officer, VBPD chief says he would welcome a meeting with Donovon Lynch’s father New / 5 hours ago Video News of grand jury report in Donovon Lynch death reopens injury to DeShayla Harris family New / 9 hours ago Video 61-year-old cyclist seriously injured …

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Supreme Court to hear crucial abortion case on Wednesday

TAMPA, Florida – “Whatever the court ruling, in this case it will have implications for all 50 states,” said Dr. J. Edwin Benton, professor of political science at the University of South Florida. The United States Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument Wednesday on a Mississippi abortion case where …

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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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Journalists threatened with contempt of court in NT

The Northern Territory Director of Public Prosecutions is about to lay charges against two Seven West Media reporters over an investigative program focused on the high-profile murder trial of Constable Zachary Rolfe. Channel Seven reporters Denham Hitchcock and Taylor Auerbach, who created an hour-long episode that aired on an investigative …

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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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With extreme gerrymanders locked down, Biden must make preserving democracy a job

It is time for political leaders to step up their game in preserving democracy. Monday, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an intergovernmental organization that works to promote and advance electoral processes around the world, Posted the latest warning about the state of democracy in the United States. …

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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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Washington Supreme Court Clarifies Affirmative Design Flaw Defense | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

In a recent decision, the Washington Supreme Court upheld and clarified the ability of contractors to protect themselves from liability for construction claims arising from defects in the plans and specifications provided by the owner. This rare decision on contractor liability provides guidance on the charges and limitations of the …

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Biden says Ahmaud Arbery’s verdicts “reflect that our justice system is doing its job” but “that alone is not enough”

A Georgian jury has found 3 defendants guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery while jogging in February 2020. “While the guilty verdicts reflect that our justice system is doing its job, that is not enough,” Biden said. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that a Jury finds three men guilty of …

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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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Idaho Supreme Court Amends COVID-19 Precautions

BOISE, Idaho (KMVT / KSVT) – The control of COVID-19 precautions in the courts will now largely rest with local districts, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The order came a day after most of Idaho left crisis care standards for its hospitals, and as COVID-19 rates plummet statewide. …

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Judge exonerates Missouri man convicted of 3 murders

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) – A Kansas City man who has been jailed for more than 40 years for three murders was wrongly convicted in 1979 and will be released, a Missouri judge said Tuesday. Kevin Strickland, 62, has always maintained that he was at home watching television and had …

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Texas jury prize of $ 353 million and high-profile third verdict in 2021: will we see more in 2022?

On October 25, 2021, a Texas jury handed down a verdict of $ 353 million to a pedestrian, Ulysses Cruz, a pedestrian from the United Airlines wing, who was struck by a van at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. in September 2019. Cruz became paraplegic as a result of the accident. …

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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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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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Missouri Supreme Court confirms jury awarded punitive damages to health care provider

In March 2021, the Supreme Court of Missouri, in Rhoden v. Mo. Delta Med. Ctr., upheld a jury’s award of $ 300,000 in punitive damages against a defendant health care provider. The majority held that the facts – which occurred before the amendment to the Missouri Punitive Damages Act – …

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State Supreme Court upholds $ 250,000 jury prize in racial harassment case

The Virginia Supreme Court upheld the verdict of a Loudoun County Circuit Court jury demanding that a Northern Virginia business owner pay his former contractor $ 250,000 in damages for racial harassment and threatening statements. Northern Virginia Kitchen Bath & Basement owner John Powell hired black man William Ellis in …

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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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Driver in 2015 crash that led to billion dollar jury prize seeks new civil trial; Supreme Court hears the case | Bismarck

A driver who caused a crash on the Bismarck Highway in 2015 that killed two women, seriously injured a third and resulted in a $ 1 billion jury prize is expected to get a new civil trial, said argued his lawyer Tuesday in the Supreme Court of North Dakota. Lawyer …

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Supreme Court of Justice upholds jury award in sheriff’s retaliatory dismissal case

WORCESTER – The Supreme Court of Justice on Thursday upheld an award of $ 885,000 a jury awarded to a former Millbury select, who alleged the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office fired him in retaliation for reporting illegal campaign activities in the prison during the 2010 elections. “The plaintiff presented sufficient …

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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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SCOTUS refuses to consider the rejection by 11th Cir. of the ADA Jury Prize

UPDATE: February 25, 2021: The Supreme Court of the United States refused to examine From Onofrio, leaving the decision of the 11th Circuit in tact. Dive brief: A jury wrongly awarded $ 775,000 to a former Costco employee in a disability lawsuit, the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled (D’Onofrio …

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Laid-off Massachusetts worker wins triple jury prize for unpaid commissions

A saleswoman who was fired after complaining that she did not receive full commission for a contract she negotiated is entitled to treble damages under Massachusetts wage law, according to the highest court in the state. The employee was entitled to receive commission after negotiating a multi-year, $20 million sales …

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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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Supreme Court Decision Paves The Way For $ 350,000 Jury Prize For Religious Bias | Fisher phillips

Following a United States Supreme Court ruling several months ago allowing a former employee to file a religious discrimination claim, a Texas federal jury recently ordered her former employer to pay her $ 350,000. The jury’s verdict on November 1 came after the Supreme Court allowed it to pursue a …

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Massive jury prize against J&J highlights risks to its legal strategy

By Carl O’Donnell, Tom Hals (Reuters) – A jury award that struck Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N with $ 8 billion in punitive damages for a case involving its antipsychotic drug Risperdal highlights the risks of the drugmaker’s all-or-nothing legal strategy, several legal experts told Reuters on Wednesday. A Philadelphia court …

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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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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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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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US judge cuts Roundup jury prize to $ 25.3 million; Bayer is still considering appealing

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday reduced the amount of damages Bayer AG owed a California man who accused the weedkiller Roundup of his cancer, to $ 25.27 million from $ 80.27 million, while rejecting the company’s offer for a new trial. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Bayer AG …

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Jury Prize of $ 2 Million to Vacationing Employee on Sick Leave Highlights Pitfalls for Employers | McGuireWoods LLP

It’s no secret that employees sometimes abuse benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It’s also no secret that pitfalls abound for employers trying to curb such abuse while accommodating legitimate medical leave needs. A recent decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in DaPrato v. Massachusetts Water Resources …

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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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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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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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Butcher may retain jury prize in same-sex harassment case

A butcher who said he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by other butchers at a grocery store proved his claim of sexual harassment by showing that men and women were treated differently, the 7th US Court of Appeals ruled. United. The plaintiff worked behind the meat counter at Rosebud Farm, a …

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Apple Wins $ 539 Million Samsung Jury Prize in iPhone Patent Battle

Samsung Electronics Co. must pay apple Inc. $ 539 million for patent infringement related to the design of the iPhone, a federal jury found on Thursday, another victory for Apple in a seven-year-old legal battle over the spoils of the boom in the smartphone market. The jury’s decision in the …

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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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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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