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17, Sep 2014 - State miner gets probation for falsifying records
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - A West Virginia coal miner has been sentenced to two years' probation for falsifying safety records at an Ohio County mine. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld on Monday announced the sentencing of 32-year-old Sean A. Chase of Spencer in federal court. Chase was convicted earlier this year of making false representations and certifications in mine safety ...
17, Sep 2014 - Walmart Hate Speech Case Upheld by New Hampshire Court
A New Hampshire man was properly charged with a hate crime for threatening two Walmart employees with anti-Semitic statements, the state’s Supreme Court ruled. Click here for the rest of the article...
17, Sep 2014 - State waits to examine seized material from Palermo's businesses
Another court hearing was held Monday regarding the ongoing investigation into Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo by Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier.
17, Sep 2014 - Florida Supreme Court agrees to rule on state's same-sex marriage ban
Florida's highest court is being asked to decide whether or not the state's ban on gay marriage is c
17, Sep 2014 - 'Redmond 5' killer returns, may get new sentence
One of the notorious 'Redmond Five' teens convicted in the brutal 2001 killing of Barbara Thomas has been returned to the Deschutes County Jail, awaiting what could be a new sentence.
17, Sep 2014 - Vogelsberg trial ends with plea agreement to lesser homicide charge
The first-degree murder trial of Jeffrey Vogelsberg, which had been delayed since Thursday afternoon while Vogelsberg was in a hospital, ended abruptly Tuesday when Vogelsburg pleaded no contest to a lesser form of homicide.
17, Sep 2014 - Board of Regents appeals Palo decision
The Iowa Board of Regents is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider the decision last month by Story County District Court Judge Steven Oeth that Iowa State University’s sexual misconduct sanctions against former basketball player Bubu Palo were unfounded.
17, Sep 2014 - Herring launches society assimilation program for inmates
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Monday a plan to create a statewide re-entry coordinator position to help recently released prison inmates adjust to life outside of jail in hopes of reducing recidivism.
17, Sep 2014 - Inmate wants to worship Flying Spaghetti Monster
LINCOLN — An imprisoned "Pastafarian" has sued Nebraska prison officials, saying staff violated his civil rights by denying him the chance to worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
17, Sep 2014 - CMU suspends player arrested in casino purse theft
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Central Michigan running back Thomas Rawls is indefinitely suspended as he faces prosecution on accusations of stealing a woman's purse at a casino and using her credit cards. The 21-year-old Flint resident appears Tuesday in Isabella County Trial Court on larceny and credit ...
17, Sep 2014 - Federal judge rules against 'Occupy' demonstrators in UC Berkeley brutality case
A federal judge Tuesday issued several procedural rulings against demonstrators who are seeking $15 million in damages because they allege that they were victims of police brutality in an "Occupy Cal" protest at the University of California at Berkeley in November 2011.
17, Sep 2014 - Renisha McBride shooter gets 17 years in case that tested self-defense claim
Theodore Wafer, who shot Renisha McBride through his screen door, was sentenced to 17 to 32 years in prison. At trial, he said he feared a break-in and 'didn't want to be a victim.'
17, Sep 2014 - Opening statements begin in trial of former Homestead mayor
Opening statements began Monday in the trial of former Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman. Bateman has pleaded not guilty following his August 2013 arrest on corruption charges. "We are thrilled that the day is here," is all Bateman's attorney would allow his client to say to reporters Monday. "We've waited a year to prove our innocence." Prosecutors allege he failed to register as a lobbyist ...
17, Sep 2014 - 80 charges filed against East Bay car dealership owners in odometer rollbacks
An Antioch used car dealer and his wife -- suspected in what DMV officials say is the state's biggest car dealership odometer tampering case in memory -- have been hit with nearly 80 charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
17, Sep 2014 - Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against JFK Medical Center and HCA for Exorbitant and Unlawful Billing o
Charging that JFK Medical Center and parent company HCA, Inc., are in violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Practices Act, two Florida women recently filed a class action lawsuit in Florida state court challenging they and others like them were billed exorbitant and unreasonable fees for emergency radiological services covered in part by their Florida Personal Injury Protection insurance.
17, Sep 2014 - Jury returning to work in former VA governor trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jurors have deliberated about 13 hours over five days without reaching a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife...
17, Sep 2014 - Judge: Iowa agent's firing didn't violate public policy
The firing of a state investigator who reported Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV wasn't a wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, a judge ruled Monday in dismissing one of four claims in h
17, Sep 2014 - Palermo in court fighting criminal charges & seizures
There's a hotly contested court battle underway between Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo and the state. And it now, partly deals with an investigation that has yet to result in criminal charges.Palermo was due on court motions fighting pending criminal charges against him, including forgery and possession of stolen things. But first off the defense filed a motion asking to secure and examine ...
17, Sep 2014 - First Choice Reporting and Network Reporting to become First Choice Network Reporting
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, First Choice Reporting & Video Services, one of the largest court reporting firms in Florida, has announced it has merged with Miami-based court reporting firm, Network Reporting. The two privately held companies officially completed the merger September 15th, 2014. (PRWeb September 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09 ...
17, Sep 2014 - Child rapist accused of killing two men faces aggravated murder charges
TACOMA — A child rapist from California is now charged with murder — accused of killing his two roommates in their Spanaway-area home Sunday. Richard Atkisson, 40, told police he suspected they were interested in grooming young boys for sex, according to court documents. Atkisson now faces two counts of aggravated first-degree murder. If found guilty, the […]
17, Sep 2014 - Tesco, Conair, Latham, Yahoo!: Intellectual Property
Tesco Corp. (TESO) ’s patent suit against Weatherford International Plc (WFT) was dismissed by a Houston federal court after the judge found that Tesco’s counsel misrepresented facts about a depiction of the disputed technology.
17, Sep 2014 - Jail adds email option after inmates complain
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A central Nebraska jail is now offering email service because inmates complained about the cost of in-state phone calls. The Grand Island Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1mEa0YI ) the Hall County jail added email after it started housing 80 to 100 inmates for the state ...
17, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma inmate died from injection in botched execution, not heart attack
An Oklahoma murderer who writhed and gasped for 43 minutes until dying 10 minutes after officials had called off his execution succumbed to the lethal injection drugs, not to a heart attack, according to autopsy results released Thursday.
17, Sep 2014 - Republican hints at impeaching Alabama judge charged with beating wife
A Republican congresswoman is talking about the possibility of impeaching an Alabama federal judge arrested and charged with assaulting his wife in an Atlanta hotel.
17, Sep 2014 - Doctor found not guilty of 26 charges, guilty on one count in sex assault trial
AKRON, Ohio — A local doctor has been found not guilty of 26 charges in a sex assault trial. The jury did find Dr. James Bressi guilty of one misdemeanor count of sexual imposition. It’s a third-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail. He will be sentenced on Oct. 7. […]
17, Sep 2014 - Transgender Connecticut teen found safe after escaping custody
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A transgender teenager whose detainment without charges at a Connecticut adult prison sparked protests this year, was back at a juvenile detention facility after fleeing a private treatment center, state officials said on Wednesday. Hartford police picked up the 16-year-old, who was born male but identifies as female, hours after she escaped from a therapeutic treatment ...
17, Sep 2014 - Jury selection begins in triple killing case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Jury selection has begun for the trial of a New York City man facing murder and conspiracy charges in connection with a shootout in Connecticut that left three people dead.
17, Sep 2014 - Arizona Told by U.S. Judge to Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple
Arizona can’t enforce its law barring the recognition of same-sex marriages conducted in other states, a federal judge ruled in the case of a man seeking to be listed as a spouse on his late husband’s death certificate.
17, Sep 2014 - Trial begins for man accused of mailing bomb to Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) -- Lawyers began picking a jury Thursday for an Oklahoma man charged with mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Jury selection had been scheduled to begin Wednesday for Gregory Lynn Shrader of Jay, Oklahoma, but it was postponed for a day because Shrader's son died in a vehicle accident Tuesday in Texas. Shrader is accused of driving from ...
17, Sep 2014 - Doing this can lead to a fine, prison time: Dodge County officials receive two “prank” 911 call
DODGE COUNTY (WITI) — Dodge County Sheriff Patricia Ninmann is issuing a reminder to folks about the importance of 911 and when it should be used, after two “prank” 911 calls came in on Monday, August 25th. The first call came in around 10:00 a.m. Monday. The Dodge County Communications Center received information that a […]
17, Sep 2014 - Man who set fire to woman gets life in cell
A North Little Rock man who fatally burned his girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a Pulaski County jury rejected his claim that he had meant only to hurt the 38-year-old woman, not kill her.
17, Sep 2014 - Court deal may take heat out of election
For the first time in 16 years, the state Supreme Court races on Michigan's fall ballot may be lightly battled, low-key affairs. After a string of bitterly contested and hugely expensive court campaigns, Republicans and Democrats are calling a truce.
17, Sep 2014 - Trial postponed 7th time for Diana man charged with solicitation, assault
Haden also faces two separate indictments for sexual assault of a child from February 2013. Trial dates on those charges have not been set. He's out of jail on $150,000 bond.
17, Sep 2014 - 'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.
For David Dobkin, 'The Judge' was a way to break out of the comedy king mold. For Robert Downey Jr., it was a chance to play a cerebral, emotionally congested character. For David Dobkin, 'The Judge' was a way to break out of the comedy king mold. For Robert Downey Jr., it was a chance to play a cerebral, emotionally congested character.
17, Sep 2014 - Siga Bankruptcy Hearing Too Soon for Suit Fight: Judge
The initial bankruptcy hearing for Siga Technologies Inc. (SIGA) , supplier of the only smallpox medicine for the U.S. strategic drug stockpile, isn’t the right place for a competitor to discuss liability in a lawsuit with the company, a judge said.
17, Sep 2014 - Jersey Democrats celebrate labor, court votes
Some of New Jersey's top Democrats said Friday that organized labor is under assault across the country, even as the movement has gained considerable clout in Trenton.
17, Sep 2014 - ACLU, News Organizations seek info about drugs used for lethal injection
ACLU release: The ACLU of Pennsylvania, on behalf of four newspapers, including the Guardian, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Philadelphia City Paper, has asked a federal judge to unseal court records that contain information about the source of the drugs used for lethal injections in Pennsylvania. The first execution in 15 years […]
17, Sep 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
17, Sep 2014 - It's harder for individuals to sue today, study finds
Penn Law professor Stephen Burbank recently co-authored an article demonstrating that over the past 50 years, conservative politics has made it more difficult for plaintiffs to file suit in federal courts.
17, Sep 2014 - Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in
Two Medina men suspected of being involved in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of handguns from a Medina gun shop remained in jail Tuesday with bond set at $250,000 each. Brandon T. Flemming, 19, of the 200 block of West North Street, and Mason S. Farnsworth, 21, of the 500 block of Miller Read More... The post Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in appeared ...
17, Sep 2014 - Complaint alleges Waco federal judge groped clerk
U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith Jr. “engaged in abusive sexual contact” with a deputy court clerk in 1998, ending her career and sending her spiraling into depression, according to a judicial comp
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