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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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23, Jul 2014 - Arizona judge orders inflation funding for schools
The ruling is a partial win for school officials who argued that the state violated a voter-approved law by failing to adjust per-pupil funding levels according to inflation since the 2009 budget crunch. The current state budget has $9.2 billion of spending, and the state's lawyers argued that retroactive payment of inflation funding could blow a hole in the state finances. "Left to stand, this ...
23, Jul 2014 - US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, prompting a fast, angry response from leaders of a state that has vehemently fought policy changes brought on from outside its borders.
23, Jul 2014 - Jury Begins Hearing Ventura’s ‘American Sniper’ Suit
Attorneys for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are disputing whether Kyle actually punched out Ventura in a barroom scrap. The episode formed a passage in Kyle's autobiography, prompting Ventura to sue for defamation.
23, Jul 2014 - Government selling home connected to Henrikson
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office plans to sell a home connected to a man who has been questioned in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Spokane, Washington, and is awaiting trial on weapons charges in North Dakota. The case centers on James Henrikson, who had business dealings in North Dakota's oil patch with a man who was killed by an intruder in his Spokane home.
23, Jul 2014 - Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics.
23, Jul 2014 - Missouri gun measure wording will not be changed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The wording cannot be changed just three weeks before Missouri's primary election on a ballot measure asking voters to declare in the state Constitution that the right to bear arms is "unalienable," the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court dismissed an appeal ...
23, Jul 2014 - Transient Man Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Alleged Rape
A transient man accused of raping two teenage girls under a Missoula bridge is sentenced to one year in prison.
23, Jul 2014 - Federal judge rules King Christian flag suit can go to trial
Two claims against King in an Afghanistan war veteran’s lawsuit over the Christian Flag at the city’s Veteran’s Memorial can go to trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. In his 110-page ruling, Judge James A. Beaty Jr. of U.S. District Court also barred King from promoting Christianity at ceremonies at […]
23, Jul 2014 - Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
23, Jul 2014 - Diaco won't be reappointed to Expressway board
A special prosecutor appointed by Governor Scott determined Diaco and two other attorneys were part of a scheme to get rival attorney Phil Campbell arrested for DUI. But despite his troubles, Diaco is still the Chairman for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, appointed by Governor Scott -- twice.
23, Jul 2014 - 2nd co-defendant already given death penalty; 3rd defendant pleads guilty
After a St. Johns County jury voted 12-0 to give a man convicted of killing an Florida State University student a death sentence, another defendant awaiting trial on similar charges of kidnapping and murder changed his plea to guilty.
23, Jul 2014 - Man denied release in Iran documents case
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) — A federal judge has declined to release from prison a former defense contractor engineer charged with trying to ship sensitive military documents to Iran, agreeing with prosecutors that he's a flight risk.
23, Jul 2014 - New Jersey appeals court tosses concert lawsuit - NBC40.net
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - An appeals court in New Jersey is backing a judge who tossed a man's lawsuit against Wal-Mart and Ticketmaster over concert tickets, calling it "patently frivolous."
23, Jul 2014 - James Brown Estate Documents To Be Made Public
A judge has ordered an attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown. Sue Summer requested to see the records, which show how much trustees and lawyers are being paid by the estate, under a Freedom of Information Act. She also wants to see the diary of the woman who said she was Brown's wife when he died ...
23, Jul 2014 - Judge orders Wilson to hand over James Brown documents
In 2009, former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster brokered a deal to split James Brown's estate between his family, his widow, and his education charity which reportedly totals $4.7 million
23, Jul 2014 - Montana top court sanctions judge for 30-day rape sentence
The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday censured a judge and suspended him for 31 days for improperly suggesting a 14-year-old girl was culpable in her rape and unlawfully sentencing the former teacher convicted of the crime to just a month in jail. State District Judge G. Todd Baugh was silent after Montana's chief justice read aloud a censure statement at a brief hearing Tuesday in Helena. Women ...
23, Jul 2014 - Illinois Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Federal Signal Corporation
OAK BROOK, Ill., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (FSS) (the "Company"), a leader in environmental and safety solutions, announced today that the First District Illinois Appellate Court issued an opinion supporting the Company's position in the firefighter hearing loss litigation. The Court reversed a Cook County trial court's previous certification of a class action ...
23, Jul 2014 - Prosecution wants life for Bangor woman who killed husband; defense says 25 to 30 years is enough
Roxanne Jeskey stands up after hearing her verdict of guilty by Superior Court Justice E. Allen Hunter in the murder of her husband Richard "Rick" Jeskey Friday, May 30, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.
23, Jul 2014 - Hubbard man pleads not guilty to bigamy
A Hubbard man is free on $10,000 bond after appearing in court to answer charges of bigamy and falsification.
23, Jul 2014 - Pinellas tattoo artist convicted on weapons charge
A Pinellas County tattoo artist faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted by a federal jury on a weapons charge, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said today.
23, Jul 2014 - Doctor seeks to delay prescription fraud trial
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana physician who faces prescription drug fraud charges after his Mississippi home was raided by narcotics agents in 2011 is asking a judge to delay his trial.
23, Jul 2014 - Suspended Lexington Co. Sheriff Metts formally charged in court
Suspended Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts was formally charged in court on Tuesday.
23, Jul 2014 - Murder victim's mother outraged convict will serve sentence in medium security prison
MARSHALL COUNTY -- Sunday will mark two years since Ashleigh Lindsey and her unborn child were shot inside this Marshall County home. Both later died.
23, Jul 2014 - Ohio teen will be tried as adult in shooting
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23, Jul 2014 - New trial ordered for Seminole man convicted of killing mom
LARGO — Kevin Kyne, convicted in 2012 of murdering his mother in their Seminole home, should get a new trial, a Florida appeals court ruled on Friday.
23, Jul 2014 - Maynor’s defense files discovery, transfer denied
The defense attorney for a Cullman man accused of killing the man who abused his daughter more than a decade ago has filed an extensive motion of discovery in the case.
23, Jul 2014 - Effort to disqualify Arizona Sen. Shooter's foe fails
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a Republican challenger to state Sen. Don Shooter will remain on the August primary ballot.
23, Jul 2014 - OK correctional officers concerned about prison overcrowding
ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- As the inmate population rises in Oklahoma the state is struggling to keep its prisons staffed. Now the Oklahoma Corrections Professionals, a group that represents correctional officers, says it has "grave concerns" about proposed cost-saving measures.
23, Jul 2014 - Devil's Knot (Blu-ray)
Recommended I don't review a lot of (relatively) new movies, but was drawn to Devil's Knot (2013) because its director is Atom Egoyan, the Canadian filmmaker behind such excellent and unique films as Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), and Ararat (2002). Devil's Knot , adapted from Mara Leveritt's 2002 book and based on the West Memphis Three murder investigation and subsequent trial ...
23, Jul 2014 - Families: McDonald's didn't protect children who died in crash after fight
A Brazos County jury met Monday for opening statements in a civil trial of a lawsuit filed by parents who claim their children would still be alive if not for the negligence of McDonald's.
23, Jul 2014 - Friends seek release of smuggler
PLANTATION KEY -- Nearly 25 years ago, Coral Shores High School graduate and drill truck business owner Richard "Dickie" Lynn was sentenced to life in federal prison for cocaine smuggling. Now, as... read more
23, Jul 2014 - Princeton man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography
BLUEFIELD — A Princeton man faces up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty Monday to possession of child pornography. Charles Edward Lawrence, 50, pleaded to the charge Monday in federal court in Bluefield, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.
23, Jul 2014 - Former S.C. State University chairman found guilty of racketeering, other counts
Jonathan Pinson, a former chairman of the South Carolina State University board of trustees and a Greenville businessman, was found guilty of 29 charges, including racketeering, Thursday afternoon in federal court.
23, Jul 2014 - Texas actress gets 18 years for mailing ricin to Obama
In this undated photo, actress Shannon Richardson poses for a photo, in Texarkana, Texas. / Texarkana Gazette, AP A minor actress from Texas was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the head of his gun-control group.
23, Jul 2014 - D.C. Still Wondering How to Handle Workers’ Comp Cases Decided by Disbarred Judge
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23, Jul 2014 - State law allowed convicted sex offender to be removed from state registry
A Harnett County man convicted twice of sex crimes involving children was not a registered sex offender at the time he was arrested this year in a separate case that has led authorities to uncover an alleged child pornography operation.
23, Jul 2014 - Greenville attorney found guilty of 35 misconduct violations
David Sutton went before the North Carolina State Bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission. 
23, Jul 2014 - Murder Suspect Files Complaint About Conditions In Illinois Jail
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23, Jul 2014 - Bend guide, 22 others snared in illegal hunting case
In possibly one of the most extensive investigations involving Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division troopers, a Bend man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced on felony and misdemeanor charges for illegal guiding and hunting activities in Central Oregon.
23, Jul 2014 - Money launderer, racketeer sentenced
Joe D. Chavez Jr. was a leader of the AZ Boys drug trafficking organization, an outfit that used violence and a "fairly sophisticated system of mules" to import large quantities of methamphetamine into Otero County, according to 12th Judicial District Senior Trial Prosecutor Kirby Wills.
23, Jul 2014 - California high court tosses out SoCal death penalty
The California Supreme Court has tossed out the murder conviction and death penalty sentence of a Riverside County man because of juror misconduct.
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