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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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02, Oct 2014 - N.J. man charged for armed robberies of hotels
A New Jersey man was taken into federal custody Tuesday for allegedly committing six armed robberies in hotels. Forty-two-year-old Tremone Burnett of Orange. also known by eight other names,  is charged with six counts of committing a Hobbs Act robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman in a news release. One of the robberies ...
02, Oct 2014 - Allen Matkins Attorneys Launch Social Media and Employment Law Blog for California Employers
Allen Matkins, a California-based full service business and real estate law firm, announced today the launch of its "Social Media and Employment Law Blog for California Employers." Written by ...
02, Oct 2014 - Trial opens for sheriff accused of 'road rage' - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Prosecutors say a northern New Mexico sheriff abused his power when he roughed up a motorist and pointed his revolver to the driver's head during a traffic stop in "a fit of road rage."
02, Oct 2014 - Police raids net dozens of drug arrests in Philadelphia suburb
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors arrested and charged dozens of suspects on Friday in early-morning raids targeting drug gangs operating in Chester, a historical town outside Philadelphia that has earned a reputation for violent crime. The sweep in Chester, founded in the 1600s on the Delaware River south of the city, led to 33 arrests, and additional charges for ...
02, Oct 2014 - Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.
02, Oct 2014 - Sentencing for Seth Techel Wednesday
DAVENPORT, Iowa — A Wapello County man will be sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, more than two years after his wife’s shooting death. Seth Techel was convicted of the first degree murder of his wife, Lisa, in July. He was also convicted of nonconsensual termination of a fetus. Lisa was pregnant at the time […]
02, Oct 2014 - No criminal investigation sought into Flathead County Attorney's office
Attorney General's office says complaints against Flathead County Attorney don't merit a criminal investigation.
02, Oct 2014 - Decatur man get 50 years in toddler's death
A central Illinois man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after admitting he killed a 2-year-old boy by slamming him against a wall after the child would not stop jumping on a bed.
02, Oct 2014 - Court voids much of $180 million award over ConAgra silo fire
A federal appeals court on Tuesday said ConAgra Foods Inc was not liable for a 2010 fire and explosion at an Illinois flour mill that burned three workers, and overturned much of a nearly $180 million jury award against the packaged foods company and a contractor. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said a lower court judge should have granted judgment as a matter of law to ConAgra, whose ...
02, Oct 2014 - DeWine-favored charity unregistered
CLUNE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a stray bullet hit a 6-day-old infant in the head in what appears to be a hunting accident. Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty says the bullet penetrated the child's skull.
02, Oct 2014 - Judge refuses to stop Lyft, Ubre in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber.
02, Oct 2014 - Fleshing Out Nixon’s Vietnam ‘Treason’
Exclusive: Out of the Watergate scandal came a favorite mainstream media saying: “the cover-up is always worse than the crime.” But the MSM didn’t understand what the real crime was or why President Nixon was so desperate, as James DiEugenio explains in reviewing Ken Hughes’s Chasing Shadows .
02, Oct 2014 - Man Accused Of Rape After Telling 15-Year-Old Girl He Worked For Modeling Agency
A 36-year-old man will be in court in two days to answer to charges that he raped a 15-year-old girl.
02, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Rockford Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing a Child
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced that on June 26, 2013 43-year-old Cornelius Jones Jr. was found guilty after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge Fernando Engelsma of the charge of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.
02, Oct 2014 - Man sentenced to more than nine years in Menlo Park elder abuse case
A man convicted of felony elder abuse related to withholding medication and forging loans has been sentenced to nine years and four months in state prison, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
02, Oct 2014 - Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. A judge has extended the grand jury's term into January.
02, Oct 2014 - U.S. appeals court blocks two provisions of NC elections overhaul bill for November
The three-judge panel’s ruling reinstates same-day registration and restores out-of-precinct provisional voting. Click to Continue »
02, Oct 2014 - Jury selection continues in Livingston County murder trial
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ill. -- Jury selection will continue Wednesday in the Livingston County trial of Heather Lamie.
02, Oct 2014 - Faith leaders say Utah case 'best vehicle' to resolve same-sex marriage issues
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and four other faith organizations are urging the Supreme Court to take up...
02, Oct 2014 - Visit Lubbock to host 92nd Annual County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas Conference
The association is a statewide organization promoting the interest of County government through continuing education and active participation in governmental affairs. 
02, Oct 2014 - Two convicts jump from work release vehicle near Denver warehouse
State prison authorities are searching for two convicts who leaped out of a work program truck and took off running in Denver Thursday afternoon, authorities say.
02, Oct 2014 - Gun case draws look from Dancer
Several weeks after reports surfaced that Shaneen Allen, a Pennsylvania woman who may face prison time because she entered New Jersey with a legal firearm in her possession, one state legislator is proposing a bill that he says will provide relief from mandatory minimum sentences for certain firearms offenses. read more
02, Oct 2014 - Woman sentenced in silicone injection case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.
02, Oct 2014 - Judicial nominee who opposed abortion, gay marriage won't preside over a federal court in Georg
President Barack Obama's lengthy push to get a judicial nominee with a controversial legislative voting record appointed to a federal court bench in Georgia appears all but dead. Michael Boggs - a state judge and former Georgia state lawmaker who has opposed abortion, stood against gay marriage, and voted to keep the confederate battle flag in the state's flag - will not have enough votes in the ...
02, Oct 2014 - Florida officials appeal gay-marriage rulings
The motion argues the sole legal issue is the constitutional validity of the state ban and any changes should come from voters, not the courts. Florida voters approved the ban in 2008.
02, Oct 2014 - In Governor’s Race, Coakley Seeks Another First
Martha Coakley was the first woman ever elected Middlesex County district attorney. She was the first woman elected state attorney general. Now she's trying to become the first woman elected in her own right as governor.
02, Oct 2014 - Program gets $1 million federal grant to mentor ex-cons
Volunteers of America of Indiana Inc. said Thursday the program will serve 250 adults being released from prison and jail and re-entering society in Indianapolis and surrounding Boone, Hancock, Hendricks, Hamilton and Morgan counties.
02, Oct 2014 - Man gets 10 years in girlfriend's explosives death
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting off a homemade cannon-like device that killed his longtime girlfriend in Southern California.
02, Oct 2014 - U.S. judge orders Arizona to recognize gay couple's marriage
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arizona to recognize the California marriage of a gay man whose spouse died from cancer last month, a ruling that could foreshadow a decision on the state's same-sex marriage ban. District Judge John Sedwick ruled that Arizona must prepare a death certificate for George Martinez that lists him as being married and names partner Fred McQuire as the surviving ...
02, Oct 2014 - Attorneys join local law firm
SPARTA — Matthew R. Petracca, Esq. and Peter J. King, Esq. joined the Law Offices of Debra Lynn Nicholson as Of Counsel this month.
02, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses lawsuit against state banking officials
Nebraska banking regulators looked for reasons to go after Lincoln's most visible tea party leader after he called President Obama an evil man and a communist in a newspaper article in 2010, a federal judge found Tuesday.
02, Oct 2014 - Man gets 2 years for ND sex trafficking attempt
A Minnesota man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for attempted sex trafficking of a child in North Dakota.
02, Oct 2014 - Safe Streets Task Force focus on getting more guns off the streets
By Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette CEDAR RAPIDS — The Safe Streets Task Force’s continued focus on gun crimes in the Cedar Rapids area has resulted in more federal convictions, and authorities believe it has reduced other violent crimes. “I think individuals are coming to realize they will see significant jail time for firearm offenses,” FBI Special Agent Thomas Reinwart said. “We’ve been making a ...
02, Oct 2014 - 63 New U.S. Citizens Sworn in at Naturalization Ceremony in Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa – As the “melting pot” metaphor for citizens in the U.S. suggests, 63 new U.S citizens from all over the world took the Oath of Allegiance at the Simon Estes Ampitheater downtown Tuesday. The ceremony solidified their official U.S. citizenship, warranting applause and many family pictures. The ceremony wasn’t exclusive to Des Moines: the U.S. District Court for the Southern ...
02, Oct 2014 - Dad accused of plotting son's death
To collect on a life-insurance policy that Michael Taylor II hoped he could use to bail his oldest son out of jail, he’s accused of orchestrating the death of another son.
02, Oct 2014 - RADIO/PODCAST: A Copyright Attorney on the Ramifications of the Siriusxm Legal Defeat
Score one for the musicians: a California Federal Court Judge delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring that Flo & Eddie of the Turtles prevail on the issue of the public performance of their pre-1972 sound recordings in their legal action against SiriusXM.
02, Oct 2014 - Bank sued over drunken driver
It’s a unique twist on a personal injury car crash lawsuit.
02, Oct 2014 - Court rebuffs Kansas GOP
Democrats won't be required to field a replacement for their withdrawn candidate.
02, Oct 2014 - Prison escapee gets 3 years
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison and two years of supervised release for stealing a car and driving to Florida after escaping from a prison road crew.
02, Oct 2014 - Murder/Suicide Victim's Memory Honored
The Women's Shelter Of South Texas spent Wednesday afternoon honoring the memory of Patricia Askew. She is the victim of last week's murder/suicide in the King's Crossing Neighborhood. Wednesday would have been the day that Patricia Askew would have gone before a judge to ask for an extension of a protective order against her husband.
02, Oct 2014 - To settle or fight in court in GM recall saga
As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.
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