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15, Apr 2015 - Norway government ordered to pay $2 million in legal fees in Minnesota
A federal judge in Minnesota has ordered the government of Norway to pay legal fees of about $2 million in a pay discrimination case.
15, Apr 2015 - 'Merrimack Valley Bandit' pleads guilty to 16 thefts
BOSTON -- A former Lowell man, dubbed the "Merrimack Valley Bandit," pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday admitted to robbing six banks in the Merrimack Valley area in 2013.
15, Apr 2015 - Jury finds Suffolk man not guilty in 2013 shooting
SUFFOLK A jury last week found a 22-year-old Suffolk man not guilty in a fatal shooting at a party nearly two years ago. After deliberating for about 10 hours over two days, the jury on Thursday acquitted Monte Robinson of first-degree murder. The Circuit Court judge then dismissed several remaining firearm-related counts against Robinson.
15, Apr 2015 - Lawyer wants drug, firearms charges on Landry dismissed
LOWELL - The attorney for a Dracut man facing drug and firearms charges claims police and a NEMLEC SWAT team raided Lee Landry's home last November because his client had a target on his back.
15, Apr 2015 - Youngstown rape victim finally has her day in court
A verdict has been reached in a Youngstown rape trial that attracted a lot of media attention.
15, Apr 2015 - Minnesota Administrative Law Judge gives approval to PUC on Sandpiper
Duluth, MN ( --- Minnesota Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman has given his approval to the Public Utilities Commission for the proposed Sandpiper pipeline.
14, Apr 2015 - NYC Mayor: Clearing court backlog will shrink jail census
NEW YORK (AP) — Fixing bureaucratic backlogs in the courts will reduce the number of people locked up in the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, city and state officials said Tuesday.
14, Apr 2015 - Four from Carroll County sentenced to prison for roles in meth ring
Four Carroll County residents were among six defendants who were sentenced to prison this week on convictions stemming from an investigation into a drug-trafficking ring in the county. Bryan...
14, Apr 2015 - Holmes' parents against executing mentally ill
Bob and Arlene Holmes recently gave their first interview since the shooting that left 12 dead and 70 others injured.
14, Apr 2015 - Final suspect in fatal shooting of Sean Taylor pleads guilty
The final suspect has pleaded guilty in the 2007 killing of former University of Miami Hurricanes and Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during a botched burglary. Timmy Lee Brown will serve 18 years in prison under a plea agreement Wednesday. Brown, 23, was one of five men from the Fort Myers area who drove to Taylor's home intending to burglarize it. Taylor confronted the group with a ...
14, Apr 2015 - Court decision opens door for gay marriage
On March 2, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon has struck down Nebraska’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
14, Apr 2015 - Judge halts Missouri execution, decision quickly appealed
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A district judge agreed to halt the lethal injection of a Missouri death-row inmate, but the decision was quickly appealed by the attorney general just hours ahead of the scheduled execution.
14, Apr 2015 - Salton Sea: Detroit of the Desert
Mention poverty, abandoned neighborhoods, derelict buildings, dirt cheap housing and pollution in the same sentence and most people assume the next sentence will include the word Detroit
14, Apr 2015 - Here's what we know about Jodi Arias, who finally got life in prison for killing her ex-boyfrie
Jodi Arias was finally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release  on Monday after her  trial for the gruesome murder of her ex-boyfriend dominated cable TV back in 2013. Arias, now 34, managed to avoid the death penalty for the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend, a Mormon motivational speaker named Travis Alexander. In an unusual move, Arias testified in her own defense. She ...
14, Apr 2015 - New York Assembly votes again for abortion rights
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Assembly voted Wednesday for legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established by the U.S. Supreme Court, moving it separately this year from a group of bills intended to ensure other women's rights in the workplace and courts. New York first established ...
14, Apr 2015 - For the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, on the trail of Dr. Mudd
For the 150th anniversary of Lincoln?s assassination, a journey of guns, gators and an island prison.
14, Apr 2015 - Louisiana man sentenced to prison in Arizona smuggling case
PHOENIX (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison for operating an organization that smuggled immigrants not born in the U.S. into Arizona. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Otoniel Galindo Vasquez-Lopez, of Bossier, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport and harbor immigrants not born ...
14, Apr 2015 - Woman sentenced in LR immigration fraud
A Honduran woman living in Little Rock was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for defrauding illegal immigrants by promising services to obtain legal resident status, U.S. attorney Conner Eldridge announced.
14, Apr 2015 - Lawyer Authors Treatise on Technology Transaction Agreements
Ann Arbor –March 24, 2015– Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Mark Malven, Ann Arbor and Bloomfield Hills-based member, authored a treatise published by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) titled, “Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements.”
14, Apr 2015 - First Drip (4/9/15): Duke Energy fights state fine, Obama says enough with conversion therapy, more
Given the impact the eyewitness video had in the North Charleston police shooting of an unarmed black man, Jonathan Ferrell's family is again calling for the release of the dash cam video that spurred Police Chief Rodney Monroe to charge CMPD officer Randall Kerrick. Kerrick will go to trial in July.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
14, Apr 2015 - Tennessee Supreme Court upholds death sentence
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who killed an elderly couple near Land Between the Lakes after he escaped from a Kentucky prison.
14, Apr 2015 - Attorney General looking to keep Spokane sex offender behind bars
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Attorney General's Office is looking to keep a Spokane sex offender behind bars. The Attorney General's Office filed a petition last week to civilly commit 37-year-old Travis Fields and prevent his release back into the community. Fields was convicted of two sexually violent offenses.
14, Apr 2015 - Peter Hoffman Tax Fraud Trial Gets Underway in New Orleans
Jury selection began today in federal court in New Orleans for the trial of Seven Arts Entertainment founder Peter Hoffman and two others accused of defrauding Louisiana's film incentive program. Hoffman, his ex-wife and producer Susan Hoffman, and actor and film producer Michael Arata were indicted last year for conspiring to defraud the state of $1.13 million in tax credits. The charges are ...
14, Apr 2015 - Party politics could enter judicial, school board races
A Republican-majority House committee on Tuesday pushed through two bills that would force candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and every school board statewide to campaign for office under a party label.
14, Apr 2015 - Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views
FILE - In this March 23, 2015 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court’s major gay rights rulings.
14, Apr 2015 - Buhl Man Sentenced For Shooting At Police
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - A Buhl man will be spending at least 6 years in prison. Victor Soria-Navarrete 40, gave the Alford Plea in January to two Aggravated Assault charges on a Law Enforcement Officer with one of the charges containing a Weapons Enhancement.
14, Apr 2015 - North Carolina House Republicans seek to make more elections partisan
Races for local school boards and North Carolina appellate court judgeships would move from nonpartisan to partisan in legislation backed by Republicans on a legislative committee.
14, Apr 2015 - The Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) Held Its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesda
ADFP President Andrew Samalin stated: “This incredibly talented group of individuals represents the highest aspirations of the ADFP. Our Board is now comprised of mediators, attorneys, financial planners, and therapists, from California to New York, from Vermont to Florida, and many states in between.” (PRWeb April 14, 2015) Read the full story at ...
14, Apr 2015 - Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted.
14, Apr 2015 - Polk man claims to be heir to troubled lottery winner
A young man is stepping forward claiming he is the son of Abraham Shakespeare and entitled to part of his estate. Shakespeare won $17 million in the Florida Lottery nine years ago; Dee Dee Moore is in prison for his murder.
14, Apr 2015 - Dallas-based Law Firm McCathern, PLLC Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Opening Los Angeles Office
McCathern Los Angeles opened last spring to strengthen the firm's influence in California and its relationship with clients across the nation. Litigation attorneys and staff celebrated this milestone and look forward to continued success. (PRWeb April 14, 2015) Read the full story at
14, Apr 2015 - Supreme Court looks again at life sentences for teens
The U.S. Supreme Court added a new case to its docket on Monday that will determine whetherjuveniles sentenced years ago to life without parole should be re-sentenced. The latest case, Montgomery v. Louisiana, comes in the wake of a 2012 ruling that life without parole sentences forjuveniles are unconstitutional. There are about 1,500 people in the U.S. who remain incarcerated under such ...
14, Apr 2015 - District attorney will appeal lighter sentence given to man who sodomized 3-year-old girl
SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California district attorney said Wednesday that he will appeal a judge's decision to give a lighter sentence to a man who sodomized a 3-year-old girl.
14, Apr 2015 - Lawsuit: High Desert prison guards allowed inmates to fight
A civil rights lawsuit claims two Nevada prison guards “created a gladiator-like scenario” in November when they allowed two handcuffed inmates to fight before a third guard shot both inmates.
14, Apr 2015 - Ex-Assemblyman's son-in-law facing federal fraud charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
NEW YORK (AP) - A son-in-law of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been arrested and charged with defrauding investors out of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme, according to a complaint unsealed in federal court.
14, Apr 2015 - Nassau County DA Calls For Stiffer Penalties For Drivers With Suspended Licenses In Deadly, Serious
Nassau County Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas wants tougher penalties in the wake of the death of a young boy killed by an alleged suspended driver.
14, Apr 2015 - Kansas Supreme Court to consider convicted killer’s appeal
TOPEKA, Kan.– The Kansas Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a convicted serial killer who stuffed the bodies of several victims into barrels. John E. Robinson, of Olathe, was convicted and sentenced to die in 2003 in Kansas for the deaths of 27-year-old Suzette Trouten, of Newport, Michigan, and 21-year-old Izabela Lewicka, of West […]
14, Apr 2015 - Former executive faces sentencing hearing in fatal crash
Testimony is scheduled in what is anticipated to be a two-day sentencing hearing for a former Fortune 500 executive convicted of killing a couple and their near-term fetus when his truck became airborne in a botched...
14, Apr 2015 - US files appeal of judge's hold on immigration action
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.
14, Apr 2015 - Saying Goodbye to Justified: Finale Predictions, Series Superlatives, and General Worship
After 78 episodes' worth of Southern poetry and Kentucky crime, Justified is signing off for good this week and ending Raylan Givens' storied run in Harlan County. We could sit around and cry all day over the loss of one of television's best dramas, but that wouldn't be as fun as looking back at our favorite parts of the series and making some predictions for what we think will happen in the ...
14, Apr 2015 - Judge: Navy training using sonar, explosives violates environmental laws, threatens marine mammals
In a ruling applauded by environmental groups, a federal judge has decided that explosives and sonar the Navy employs in training off the Southern California coast and beyond to Hawaii pose a greater threat to marine mammals than military and federal...
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