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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Man Charged With Murder In Filer Pleads Not Guilty
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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20, Sep 2014 - Ryan Leaf Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Violating Probation
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in Texas prison after being found guilty of violating his probation stemming from a 2012 drug charge, but he will not be forced to spend any time in jail. According to an Associated Press report  (via, Texas prosecutors have decided to give Leaf time-served following his prison stint in Montana. The No. 2 overall pick in ...
20, Sep 2014 - This Just In
In a split vote, the Louisiana Supreme Court Tuesday overturned the guilty verdict and death penalty in the trial of one of the most notorious killers ever tried in Caddo Parish.
20, Sep 2014 - U.S. judge orders discovery to begin in some GM ignition switch cases
District Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York said plaintiffs could begin requesting documents from the company related to accidents, injuries and lost vehicle value linked to the switch that allegedly occurred after GM emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. Since the beginning of the year, GM has recalled nearly 15 million vehicles worldwide over potentially defective ignition ...
20, Sep 2014 - Texas teen sentenced to life in prison for killing 6-yr-old girl
A male Texas teenager was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for killing a six-year-old girl, wrapping her body in a tarp and leaving it on the side of a road, prosecutors said. Tyler Lane Holder, now 18 but 17 at the time of the crime in the Fort Worth area a year ago, reached a deal with prosecutors for the sentence, the Tarrant County District Attorney's office said. Holder pleaded ...
20, Sep 2014 - Arizona Told by Judge to Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple
Arizona must recognize the marriage of a gay couple married in California, a federal judge said in the latest ruling striking down a state law prohibiting same-sex unions.
20, Sep 2014 - Missouri man convicted in robbery, killings put to death; 8th execution in the state this year
A Missouri inmate convicted in a 1998 robbery and double murder was put to death Wednesday, the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.
20, Sep 2014 - Wall Street is betting on prisons
The stocks of two for-profit prison companies shot up in August.
20, Sep 2014 - Texas man sentenced for child sex trafficking
A 33-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of a minor.
20, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma NAACP wants alleged assaults investigated
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the Oklahoma NAACP wants the U.S. attorney general to open a hate crimes and civil rights investigation into alleged sexual assaults on black women by an Oklahoma City police officer.
20, Sep 2014 - Attorney general touts experience of special prosecutor
The Hamilton County attorney who will oversee the Sept. 22 special Greene County grand jury deciding if crimes were committed Aug. 5 when Beavercreek police shot and killed a shopper inside Walmart has prosecuted several police officers. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that Mark Piepmeier presided over the grand jury process that indicted 47 of the 50 Lucasville prison riot ...
20, Sep 2014 - Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial
BOSTON — Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England's largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat posed by climate change.
20, Sep 2014 - NCAA's Mark Emmert ordered to testify in wrongful death suit
NCAA president Mark Emmert has been ordered by a Maryland judge to be deposed in a lawsuit over the death of a college football player. In a one-page order entered last week in Montgomery County (Md.) Circuit Court, Judge David Boynton granted a motion by the family of Derek Sheely to compel Emmert’s deposition. "Dr. Emmert is clearly a fact witness," Paul Anderson, an attorney for Sheely's ...
20, Sep 2014 - Texas presents case in federal trial over voter ID law
Lawyers from the Texas attorney general’s office presented witnesses Wednesday in federal court defending the state voter ID law as necessary and attempting to rebuff claims that it is discriminatory.
20, Sep 2014 - Trans rights behind bars
For the Hearts on a Wire Collective, a grassroots movement to support transgender people in and out of prison, the fate of their fall 2013 newsletter seemed proof that logic was lost in Pennsylvania's correctional system.
20, Sep 2014 - Man Gets Jail Time For Leading Police On South LA Pursuit, Striking Gordo
Authorities say a man has pleaded guilty Friday to leading police on a wild chase through South Los Angeles this week, and striking a dog named Gordo in the process.
20, Sep 2014 - “I killed Andrew Boldt because I wanted to:” Cody Cousins shocks court during sentencing
TIPPECANOE CO., Indiana (WITI) — A Purdue University student who admitted to stabbing and shooting a classmate in January received the maximum sentence Friday, September 19th — 65 years in prison. Cody Cousins pleaded guilty to killing Andrew Boldt at Purdue’s Electrical Engineering Building. During the sentencing, Boldt’s parents spoke. The father said he and his […]
20, Sep 2014 - Ethicon to Appeal Bellwether Trial Verdict of $3.27 Million, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Notes
After the jury in the second bellwether trial involving a vaginal mesh manufactured by Ethicon awarded the plaintiff $3.27 million in damages, Ethicon seeks to have the verdict overturned on appeal. (PRWeb September 16, 2014) Read the full story at
20, Sep 2014 - GovBeat: Prisons in these 17 states are over capacity
About one in every 200 Americans are in state or federal correctional facilities. In many states, the prison population is way over capacity.
20, Sep 2014 - North Dakota Judge Brad Cruff Selected as CSG Toll Fellow
Judge Brad Cruff of the Southeast District Court in North Dakota is one of 48 state leaders from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2014.
20, Sep 2014 - Venable Adds Four From Saul Ewing: Business of Law
Venable LLP added four attorneys in Baltimore, increasing the size of its litigation, regulatory, environmental and energy practices there.
20, Sep 2014 - Judge weighing oil company bankruptcy settlement
KNOB LICK, Ky. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on a $1.9 million settlement between a bankrupt oil company and its former CEO, who is due to report to federal prison soon.
20, Sep 2014 - Oakland man sent to prison in Idaho meth case
Scott Vicente Hernandez, 43, was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and for assaulting a corrections deputy. Click to Continue »
20, Sep 2014 - Opening Statements Set in Cop's Trial
Opening statements are next in the second trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a frantic search for a murder suspect.
20, Sep 2014 - Suspected California Arsonist in Court As Major Wildfire Grows
As an alleged arsonist is set to make his court appearance Friday, the unwieldy wildfire that officials say he deliberately sparked in Northern California is showing no signs of slowing down. The fire in the steep canyons of El Dorado County grew to more than 73,000 acres early Friday — nearly the size of Atlanta…
20, Sep 2014 - Preble County pot plants seized, five to face charges
The Preble County Sheriff's Department executed their annual Pot Eradication sweep last week with support of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation's helicopter. Sheriff Mike Simpson said they use tips and their own eyes to find marijuana plants growing in the county. "This time of the year, marijuana has its own distinct color," Simpson explained. "To the trained observer, it sticks out like ...
20, Sep 2014 - Judge upholds new congressional map
A judge signed off on the Florida Legislature's second-stab at drawing a non-partisan congressional map Friday, describing the tweaks made to the sprawling Jacksonville-to-Orlando seat of Rep. Corrine Brown "somewhat more compliant" with anti-gerrymandering standards.
20, Sep 2014 - Attorney general candidate slams LDC case
Rochester, N.Y. - As the case involving an alleged bid-rigging scandal in Monroe County moves forward, the Republican candidate for New York Attorney General is criticizing how the current administration has handled the case. On Thursday, a state Supreme Court judge indicated that a new grand jury would be convened in the case against Robert Wiesner. ...
20, Sep 2014 - Why keep elderly convicts behind bars?
To the editor: As a researcher seeking to improve the justice system, I agree wholeheartedly with much of what Newt Gingrich and B. Wayne Hughes Jr. say about the incarceration of low-level offenders in California. Unfortunately, they fail to mention one of the most rapidly growing prison...
20, Sep 2014 - Texas executes woman convicted of starving 9-year-old
A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said.
20, Sep 2014 - Lane, other escaped inmates transferred
The three inmates who escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility have been transferred to a maximum security prison, the Ohio Department of Public Safety reports.
20, Sep 2014 - Lawyers quickly learn how to help child migrants
BY ZACH WILLIAMS | One Tribeca-centered gathering of legal minds worked late on Friday the other week so that, come the following Monday, they could defend children facing fast-tracked deportation proceedings at 26 Federal Plaza. About 120 people, mostly law students and lawyers, attended a crash course on immigration law on Aug. 22 at New read more here »
20, Sep 2014 - Family of Hawaii toddler who died after dental work settles suit
By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Relatives of a 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered brain injuries and died after undergoing a dental procedure that went awry late last year have settled the malpractice lawsuit brought in the case, the family's lawyer said on Wednesday. The attorney, L. Richard Fried Jr., said terms of the agreement with the dentist's insurance company were ...
20, Sep 2014 - Former Virginia governor's letter to wife
The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial:
20, Sep 2014 - Texas Calls Voter ID Trial Obama Play For Minority Votes
A trial starting today in Corpus Christi over the legality of a voter ID statute may return the state to U.S. supervision of its treatment of minority voters, restoring what the Supreme Court took away last year.
20, Sep 2014 - Naperville DUI Lawyer to Present at Annual DWI Seminar
Naperville DUI Lawyer Donald J. Ramsell will present at the NACDL & NCDD’s 18th Annual DWI seminar on September 13. (PRWeb September 09, 2014) Read the full story at
20, Sep 2014 - Federal judge returns same-sex case back to state court
A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit involving city of Houston benefits for the spouses of same-sex married couples will be heard in state court. Two Harris County Republicans, led by former party chairman Jared Woodfill, filed the action in a Harris County family court in December, claiming Mayor Annise Parker's policy to extend life and health insurance benefits to same sex spouses ...
20, Sep 2014 - Abu Hamza's lieutenant will finally be extradited to the US to face terror charges after High C
Following a High Court hearing in London judges have given Home Secretary Theresa May the go ahead to extradite Broadmoor patient Haroon Aswat, , from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
20, Sep 2014 - Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters
Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
20, Sep 2014 - Coloradan faces trial in Montana in 1999 death of his wife
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Colorado man charged with killing his wife 15 years ago has agreed to return to Montana to face trial amid indications that authorities had long harbored questions
20, Sep 2014 - Romeoville edits public comment policy
ROMEOVILLE – The Romeoville Village Board voted to amend its public comment policy to comply with a recent statement by the Illinois Attorney General's Office about resident identification at municipal board meetings.
20, Sep 2014 - 2 prison officers arrested in 2 years
GREENHEAD — While state law enforcement proceeds with investigations into brutality on inmates at a Washington County state prison, a review of court documents shows two corrections officers at the facility have been arrested in the past two years on other charges.
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