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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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20, Aug 2014 - California Appeals Court Upholds ICWA in Choctaw Foster Case
Last Friday, the Second District Court of Appeals in California unanimously ruled against a non-Native foster couple seeking to adopt the Choctaw child in their care. The three-judge panel rejected their argument that they have the same constitutional rights and standing as biological parents, and ruled that the application of the “existing Indian family exception” did not apply in the case of ...
20, Aug 2014 - Man convicted in stabbing death of Scottsdale bouncer
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Tempe man has been convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Scottsdale nightclub bouncer who was a former Arizona State University football player.   Maricopa County prosecutors say a jury returned its verdict Thursday against 27-year-old Ian Alexander MacDonald. They say the aggravation phase of the trial will begin Aug. 25.   MacDonald was accused of killing ...
20, Aug 2014 - Arts & Entertainment SEE MORE
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - An Arkansas judge who disclosed confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron has agreed to a lifetime ban from the state bench.
20, Aug 2014 - Bond denied for Illinois man accused of slipping sewing needles into grocery store meat
A 68-year-old southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles a federal prosecutor called "booby traps" into packaged meats at his hometown supermarket was ordered Monday to remain jailed pending his trial.
20, Aug 2014 - Marriott family, friends condemn `twisted' killer; Mazzaglia gets life in prison
Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott's friends and family took aim at Seth Mazzaglia, the man convicted of raping and killing the former University of New Hampshire student, before he was sentenced to life in prison today in Strafford County Superior Court. "Not even hell would take such a diseased soul," Marriott's uncle, Daryl Findlay said prior to Mazzaglia's sentencing. "I hope you are in solitary ...
20, Aug 2014 - Court rejects appeal in killing of 9-year-old girl
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a southwest Missouri man who admitted raping and killing a 9-year-old girl.
20, Aug 2014 - Cate Street CEO’s wife to be questioned about assets she may be holding for him
Posted July 28, 2014, at 2:15 p.m. PORTLAND, Maine — Lawyers seeking to collect about $2.4 million from Cate Street Capital CEO John Halle will be allowed to question Halle’s wife, Sharon, for up to six hours about assets she may hold for her husband that could pay the legal award, according to a Superior Court order filed earlier this month.
20, Aug 2014 - Carteret, Fall trial possible for Washington
The corruption trial of State Sen. LeAnna M. Washington could start in October or November, a Montgomery County Court judge said Tuesday.
20, Aug 2014 - By refusing to accept used books, two state prisons block inmates preparing for life on the outside
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20, Aug 2014 - First 96 hours were 'crucial' in Tahmooressi case
A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.
20, Aug 2014 - Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify at N.Y. forgery trial: prosecutors
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The government will call Mark Zuckerberg to testify against an upstate New York man accused of trying to cheat the billionaire founder of Facebook Inc out of half his stake in the social media company, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. Zuckerberg is expected to be a key witness against Paul Ceglia, who is charged with forging a 2003 contract with Zuckerberg ...
20, Aug 2014 - Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case
An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said.
20, Aug 2014 - Love and the Gov: Inside the McDonnell Trial Soap Opera
Days into the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, there’s already plenty of fodder for “House of Cards,” Season Three.
20, Aug 2014 - California killer given additional death sentences
Chester D. Turner is no stranger to murder or the punishment that comes with it. He squeezed the life out of more than a dozen women during a decade of terror, and two juries decided he should die for his crimes.
20, Aug 2014 - EDITORIAL: Ahead of the smoke
A lot has happened since Marc Emery went to jail in the United States four years ago.
20, Aug 2014 - Gerald L. Marcus Joins The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
Los Angeles injury attorney Gerald Marcus of The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus has been chosen for the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. (PRWeb July 31, 2014) Read the full story at
20, Aug 2014 - Ashland woman sentence on forced labor case
A woman convicted of holding a woman with cognitive disabilities and daughter captive and making the pair perform manual labor was sentenced to serve 32 years in prison Thursday.
20, Aug 2014 - Ohio man, 90, gets 4 years in wife's 'mercy' killing
ELYRIA, Ohio – A judge has sentenced a 90-year-old Ohio man to four years in prison for killing his wife of 65 years -- but he could be released after serving six months.
20, Aug 2014 - Governor appoints ABQ lawyer to judgeship
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque lawyer Nancy Franchini to a district court judgeship in Bernalillo County.…
20, Aug 2014 - Conviction in Houston day care fatal fire upheld
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman serving 80 years in prison for a fire that killed four children at the Houston day care center she operated.
20, Aug 2014 - A State Court Says Rap Lyrics Can't Be Used As Evidence In A Criminal Trial
Code Switch recently wrote about the practice of using violent hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Now a New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled on that very issue.
20, Aug 2014 - Women slits husbands throat, claims she was dreaming of filleting a fish DILLONVALE, Ohio â A Dillonvale woman charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after authorities say she claimed she was dreaming about filleting a fish when she sliced her husband's throat in his sleep went before a Jefferson County judge for her arraignment Monday. ...
20, Aug 2014 - Judge allows testimony, evidence in murder trial
A Pulaski County jury will hear testimony about how a North Little Rock man volunteered to sit in a police officer's vehicle as the officer tended to the man's critically burned girlfriend in May 2013, a judge ruled Monday.
20, Aug 2014 - Latest North Carolina sports
Panthers franchise player Greg Hardy entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment hearing and his jury trial has been set for Nov. 17, according to his attorney Chris Fialko.
20, Aug 2014 - USD Coyotes look to take the next step
Trial by fire can be a good thing, especially when a player is making the transition from high school to college football.
20, Aug 2014 - Federal judge says Alabama law restricting abortion doctors is unconstitutional
A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.
20, Aug 2014 - Alabama high court upholds generic drug decision
Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business ...
20, Aug 2014 - State moves one step closer to gay marriage
Same-sex couples all over Virginia were waiting on the edge of their seats to find out whether their marriages would be legalized in Virginia on Thursday, Aug 21. Last week, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to halt the legalization of gay marriage in Virginia. That meant that the only chance opponents had left to stop same-sex marriage is if Supreme Court Chief Justice John ...
20, Aug 2014 - Arkansas man gets 20 years for child rape
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - A Baxter County judge has sentenced a Cotter man to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl. The Baxter Bulletin ( ) reports 63-year-old William Bardin was sentenced Thursday.
20, Aug 2014 - Former boxing world champion sentenced for bank robberies
The tragic life of James Page, a one-time boxing world champion known more recently for his criminal escapades, emerged in an Oakland courtroom Tuesday as he received a seven-year prison sentence for a string of East Bay bank robberies.
20, Aug 2014 - Kyle attorney: No proof by Ventura of defamation
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A lawyer for the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle asked a jury Tuesday to reject a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
20, Aug 2014 - Virginia gay marriage ruling could affect NC ban
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.
20, Aug 2014 - Avon man sentenced to 4 years in wife’s ‘mercy killing’
ELYRIA — Robert Shaw, 90, was sentenced to four years in prison today for killing his wife of 65 years “to put her out of her misery” as he told Avon police in 2008. Shaw is eligible for early release after he serves six months in prison under the terms of the deal he struck Read More... The post Avon man sentenced to 4 years in wife’s ‘mercy killing’ appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram . Click ...
20, Aug 2014 - Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson
Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.
20, Aug 2014 - Douglas Prade heads back to jail
Douglas Prade heads back to jail. Earlier this week, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear the State vs. Douglas Prade case, while also denying a motion to extend his Court of Appeals stay.
20, Aug 2014 - Prosecutors: NJ Man Pleads Guilty In Overdose Death
Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term when he was sentenced Friday.
20, Aug 2014 - Judge says trailer, property of New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping teen stays put now
A judge has ordered investigators to leave in place a trailer and storage container belonging to a New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who returned home nine months later.
20, Aug 2014 - Defense asks U.S. judge how Guantanamo prisoner could be executed
By Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged with masterminding the 2000 USS Cole warship bombing in Yemen sought on Tuesday to find out how their client could be executed in the death penalty case, citing a troubled Arizona execution. The request was among several pre-trial motions involving al-Rahim al-Nashiri, 49, a Saudi citizen of ...
20, Aug 2014 - A Penn Senior And A Former Standout Philadelphia Basketball Player File In Federal Court After Alle
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mounting litigation involving alleged brutality against guests by security guards at Harrah's Atlantic City has entered a new chapter with the filing of two new complaints in Federal Court, according to attorneys representing the two young men who were separately victims of 'gang-like' attacks in the casino. The bloody beatings of ...
20, Aug 2014 - Dana Hills' new lacrosse coach ready for the long haul
The first six months of Chris Iltis’ tenure as Dana Hills’ new boys lacrosse coach were a real trial by fire. After being hired in January, the 35-year old’s tenure was forced to a quick start as Iltis had less than a month with his new team to...
20, Aug 2014 - Former Des Moines Police Officer Could be Resentenced
DES MOINES, Iowa — A three-judge panel says a former Des Moines police officer found guilty of violation of civil rights by use of excessive force and obstruction of justice received a sentence that was too lenient and that he needs to be sentenced again. Mersed Dautovic received 20-months in prison for beating Octavius Bonds […]
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