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27, Nov 2014 - Small communities struggle to recruit lawyers
ANAMOSA — Douglas and Janice Secrist sat in the Knuth Law Office to finalize their last will and testament, entrusting the certification to Adrian Knuth, a lawyer they've worked with for 25 years. Not surprising, there are no lawyers working in their unincorporated hometown of Viola. But considering their rural location, having legal services 15 minutes away is a luxury these days, and one some ...
27, Nov 2014 - One FBI Agent's Possible Misdeeds Spurred A 'Mass Freeing Of Felons'
At least a dozen people doing time for serious drug crimes in Washington, DC have been released from prison because of a single FBI agent's "possible misconduct," The Washington Post reports . The nature of the FBI agent's misconduct isn't clear, and the agent hasn't been criminally charged or even named publicly. (The agent has been suspended indefinitely, though.) But defense lawyers involved ...
27, Nov 2014 - Judge: KY Must Approve Sale Of Alcohol Distributor
A Kentucky judge has ordered the state to approve the sale of a small distributor to Anheuser-Busch in a decision that could lead to legislative fight when the General Assembly returns in January.
27, Nov 2014 - Court: No review parish president's ethics ruling - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The state Supreme Court said it won't review Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph's successful ethics case appeal. The Daily Comet reports ( ) the court unanimously denied the state ethics board's Sept. 19 request for a review last week.
27, Nov 2014 - Inmate grievances from slavery to bad shower shoes are heard in Kansas’ court of last resort
TOPEKA, Kan. — If you think the state of Kansas owes you money, for whatever reason, there’s a “court of last resort.” It’s at the Kansas State Capitol. But get in line. You won’t be alone if you’re filing a claim with the state, and you won’t believe who’s in front of you. There are […]
27, Nov 2014 - Rugby League - Catalans give trial to Calloway
Catalans Dragons are giving a week-long trial to American Football player Brent Calloway.
27, Nov 2014 - Man pleads guilty to rape and is sentenced to 11 years in prison in Gallia County, Ohio
According to information released on the Gallia County, Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Faceboook page, Chad Swain plead guilty to one count of rape. Swain received a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison.
27, Nov 2014 - Attorney explains legal difficulties with murder suspect's perp walk admission
When confronted about their crimes, suspects are rarely as talkative as Jeremy Marcum. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon and accused of killing 78-year-old James Bundy and then stabbing his wife, Myrtle Bundy, 
27, Nov 2014 - Federal judge demands more information about investigation into FBI agent
Agent is under investigation, accused of tampering with gun and drug evidence.
27, Nov 2014 - Judge in Colorado cinema massacre case allows sanity exam video at trial
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A judge overseeing the Colorado theater massacre case will let jurors in the upcoming murder trial of James Holmes see a video of the accused gunman's sanity examination, court documents showed on Monday. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to shooting dead 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more inside a suburban Denver cinema during a midnight ...
27, Nov 2014 - County Solicitor Askar was 'target' in Trombetta probe; wiretap comment goes unexplained
According to the testimony of an FBI agent in federal court last week, Beaver County Solicitor Joe Askar was considered a “target subject” in the investigation that led to the indictment of Pennsylvan
27, Nov 2014 - Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty in 'Travesty of Justice'
Addressing supporters immediately following verdict, Odeh declares, 'There is justice in this world. We will find it.' Supporters rally for Rasmea Odeh outside of the federal court in Detroit on Monday.
27, Nov 2014 - Unique group helps former offenders stay afloat on the outside
"Journey Beyond Redemption" helps women who are trying to rebuild their lives after prison come together to find support.
27, Nov 2014 - Noted Restructuring Attorney Mark Platt Joins McGuireWoods As Partner in Dallas
DALLAS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods today expanded its capabilities in its fast-growing Dallas office with the addition of accomplished restructuring and insolvency attorney Mark A. Platt, who joined the firm as a partner.Mr. Platt, who has substantial insolvency and commercial litigation experience, focuses on several industries, including telecommunications, real ...
27, Nov 2014 - Judge grants injunction stopping Uber from operating in Nevada
RENO, Nev. -- A Washoe District Judge has made a decision in the case against ride-sharing company Uber. Judge Scott Freeman has granted a preliminary injunction stopping Uber from operating in Nevada, at least for now. Judge Freeman issued his statement just before 6 p. ...
27, Nov 2014 - Northern California man gets 25 years in fatal dragging of his 84-year-old grandfather
A Willits man was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for dragging his 84-year-old grandfather behind a truck for six miles, then dumping what remained of his body down a ravine.
27, Nov 2014 - Man charged with felony in foiled child abduction
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of grabbing a 5-year-old girl from her bed and trying to kidnap her was charged Wednesday with a felony that could land him in jail for many years.
27, Nov 2014 - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says judge erred on jury issues, needs a new trial
Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.
27, Nov 2014 - US judge nixes plan to allow sports betting at New Jersey casinos, tracks; appeal on the way
A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries, a finding Gov. Chris Christie's ...
27, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania man sentenced to death in dismemberment case
By Joe McDonald STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A jury on Tuesday sentenced a Pennsylvania man to death for the first-degree murder of a homeless woman whose body parts were found stuffed in garbage bags strewn along two highways. The convicted murderer, Charles Hicks, 40, showed no emotion as the decision was read out in the Monroe County courtroom. A jury reached the sentence after deliberating ...
27, Nov 2014 - Passed by a wide margin by voters, legal minds still split on Mo. Amendment 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors believe it’s going to keep your kids safe and help put very bad people in prison; while defense attorneys argue it violates your constitutional rights. Missouri’s Amendment 2 has sparked debate throughout campaign season, as it allows previous criminal activities, even if the person was never convicted, to be admissible […]
27, Nov 2014 - First Sentences in 2013 Dog Fighting Trial Handed Down
The first people sentenced for high-stakes dog fights in Alabama have received sentences ranging from one to five years.
27, Nov 2014 - Social media updates: Patrick Cannon to prison
Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has to report to prison Tuesday by noon in Morgantown, West Virgina.  He pleaded guilty to felony corruption charges for accepting bribes while in office. A judge sentenced him to 44 months at a federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia. It’s about six hours from Charlotte. READ MORE about the case here . Join the conversation on Twitter by using ...
27, Nov 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court rejects Whitman Capital founder's appeal
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact California hedge fund manager Douglas Whitman's conviction for insider trading relating to two trading schemes from 2006 to 2009. The high court let stand a February decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected Whitman's arguments that his conviction was tainted because the trial judge ...
27, Nov 2014 - Is Vermont's practice of sending male inmates out of state unconstitutional?
A superior court judge called Vermont's practice of sending only male inmates out of state unconstitutional. It's a decision that could impact hundreds of Vermont's prisoners.
27, Nov 2014 - State can't afford to wait for feds on crowdfunding
It’s about time somebody in the state decided to quit waiting for workable rules for equity crowdfunding from federal securities regulators. A Minnesota group, calling itself MNvest and started by Minneapolis attorneys Ryan Schildkraut and Zach Robins, is hoping to persuade the Legislature next year to go ahead and let equity crowdfunding take place here.
27, Nov 2014 - Prison Contracts Task Force is Reviewing Documents
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said Friday that he and others on a new task force have already started examining contracts awarded by the Department of Corrections as they evaluate state spending with private prison companies and other vendors.
27, Nov 2014 - Ex-Texas sheriff's commander faces sentencing
A fired South Texas sheriff's commander who pleaded guilty in a bribery and drug-related corruption case faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
27, Nov 2014 - Tornado Reported in Florida as Storms Sweep South
Damage was reported to buildings and to the perimeter fence at a prison.
27, Nov 2014 - Amgen Stops Gastric-Cancer Drug Trials on Increase in Deaths
Amgen Inc. (AMGN) ended clinical trials of a drug for advanced gastric cancer after an independent committee monitoring the studies found an increase in the number of deaths for people using the medicine along with chemotherapy.
27, Nov 2014 - Second man gets life term for killing two USC grad students from China
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The second of two men convicted of murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of two University of Southern California graduate students from China was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Javier Bolden was found guilty last month of first-degree murder for the slayings of 23-year-old engineering students Ming Qu and Ying Wu, who were gunned ...
27, Nov 2014 - Jail Break Updates
Lima Ohio - Its been nearly two months since three men escaped Lima's Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility. The night of the incident, one of the prisoners backed out on the plan, one was arrested immediately, and the other two inmates were captured hours later.
27, Nov 2014 - Delaware judge rejects protest
A Delaware Tribal judge has thrown out a recent complaint regarding an election in which the sitting chief and several council members were unseated.
27, Nov 2014 - DHS sec'y: Obama immigration plan 'comprehensive'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama's executive immigration actions will be comprehensive and include border security measures.
27, Nov 2014 - Blank Rome Adds Veteran Bankruptcy Attorney in New York
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Rick Antonoff joined the Firm as a Partner in the Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group. Mr. Antonoff brings nearly 25 years of bankruptcy law experience to the Firm, with added emphasis on cross-border cases and insolvency issues arising in structured finance, securitization, and derivatives.
27, Nov 2014 - Group seeks cheaper in-state phone rates, charges for prisoners
Arkansas Department of Correction says that the commissions paid to the agency by prison phone providers pay for crucial monitoring. by David Koon A local group that advocates for inmates and their families has submitted a petition to the Arkansas Board of Correction, asking it to follow the lead of the Federal Communications Commission in reducing the rates and fees charged to inmates making ...
27, Nov 2014 - Branch County portion of abuse spree
COLDWATER — Already in prison for the Hillsdale County portion of the attack, Donald Banker, 41, had another 38 months to 5 years added to his prison term after a night of terror against former girlfriend Malinda Woodruff. He had pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic violence.
27, Nov 2014 - Man wanted on parole violation arrested for urinating in public
A man wanted on a parole violation is arrested after police tell him to stop urinating in public, jail records say.
27, Nov 2014 - Slain deputy’s family grants forgiveness to killer
KINSTON – Tears and forgiveness flowed freely Monday morning as a man was sentenced to life in prison in the 2011 deaths of two men, including a Nash County deputy.
27, Nov 2014 - Judge orders Apple to pay $23.6 million over 1990s pager technology
Apple Inc. was told to pay a Texas company $23.6 million after a jury...
27, Nov 2014 - List of Websites Sued by ABS-CBN for Copyright Infringement
ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc (Star Cinema) and ABS-CBN International filed suit in US Federal District Court in Florida last November 21, 2014 against 18 pirate sites for damages of over $12 million dollars resulting from the infringement of the copyrights and trademarks of ABS-CBN’s popular TV shows and movies.
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