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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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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 - 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 - '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 - 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.
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 - 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.
14, Apr 2015 - Life Without Parole Measure Draws Passionate Debate
Maryland senators on Friday passionately debated a bill that would designate judges, rather than juries, to decide life without parole sentences.
14, Apr 2015 - A Kids'-Eye View Of Truancy Courts Under Federal Investigation
The federal government announced last week that it is investigating Dallas County for how it arrests and prosecutes students who miss school. More than 20,000 children and their parents were caught up in the truancy courts in Dallas County last year, in what the Department of Justice called a “school-to-prison pipeline."
14, Apr 2015 - Jury nearly seated in Colorado theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — After nearly three months of jury selection — and almost three years after the mass shooting — a jury could be seated Tuesday for the death penalty trial of the man charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a packed suburban Denver movie theater.
14, Apr 2015 - Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release
The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend, and the victim's sisters unleashed their pain over the 2008 murder that captivated...
14, Apr 2015 - State asks for takeover of polygamous towns' water utility
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Attorney General filed a lawsuit this week asking a judge to take over a water company serving polygamous towns along the Utah-Arizona border and alleging water managers loyal to imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs siphoned off $1.7 million in revenue.
14, Apr 2015 - 150 Years Later: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination
WASHINGTON, DC — On April 14, 1865, an actor and Confederate sympathizer named John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. The following morning, less than a week after the end of the Civil War, Lincoln would become the first American president killed in office. It was the crime of the 19th century. Booth fled the building and, along with co-conspirator ...
14, Apr 2015 - Former Texas Police Chief Found Dead Before Trial
A former Texas police chief who was scheduled to go on trial for sexual assault of a minor has been found dead in the backyard of his home.
14, Apr 2015 - Hargrove stewards bill to curb repeat offenders
OLYMPIA — Washington’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative would help prevent frequent-flying property offenders from committing more crimes, proponents say.
14, Apr 2015 - Senator wants 6-month hold on welfare for new Mainers
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Republican state senator is renewing an effort to require that Medicaid and welfare applicants live in Maine for at least six months before receiving benefits, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down similar restrictions in other states.
14, Apr 2015 - Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach
A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.
14, Apr 2015 - Lincoln's Cain gets 40 year after negligent homicide conviction
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Lincoln man faces 40 years in prison after leaving his passenger to burn to death in the truck he wrecked.
14, Apr 2015 - Charles N. Shaffer, attorney for John Dean during Watergate, dies at 82
Mr. Shaffer was a staff member of the Warren Commission before advising Dean, who cited Nixon in the coverup.
14, Apr 2015 - Praying about the Boston Marathon bombing trial
A Christian Science perspective: How can we pray individually for the right outcome in the Boston Marathon bombing trial?
14, Apr 2015 - Lawmakers seek limits to criminally charging youth as adults
Lawmakers seek limits on which criminal charges would send juveniles to prison.
14, Apr 2015 - Budget plans have millions for local criminal programs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House and Senate have each proposed putting at least $80 million more toward county prison diversion programs over the next two years as part of the state's major overh
14, Apr 2015 - Chelsea Manning tweets from prison
Imprisoned soldier Chelsea Manning can now communicate with the world -- in 140 characters or less.
14, Apr 2015 - Judge tosses ‘sex slave’ claims involving Prince Andrew
A Florida judge has tossed out explosive claims from a woman who said she was forced into having sex with England’s Prince Andrew when she was a teenager.
14, Apr 2015 - Maryland man sentenced to life, no parole in WVU student's death
The Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Maryland man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of a West Virginia University student. Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Susan Tucker followed the jury's recommendation of no mercy, meaning Robert Hernandez Jr. won't be eligible for parole. Media outlets report that the Cumberland, Maryland, resident was sentenced Monday. He ...
14, Apr 2015 - Report: Former Tuscaloosa County businessman Danny Ray Butler out of prison in December
Danny Ray Butler, the former Tuscaloosa County businessman who was sent to federal prison for 36 months in September after pleading guilty to defrauding lending institutions out of more than $3 million, is set to be released in December, less than 15 months into his sentence. Butler's fiancee, Paige Howard, testified Friday in Butler's personal bankruptcy case at the Federal Building in ...
14, Apr 2015 - Philadelphia housekeeper sentenced for exploitation of a vulnerable person
A Philadelphia housekeeper is going to prison after pleading guilty to one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person. Authorities said 39-year-old Rosemary Stribling also known as Rosemary Carter, appeared before Judge Marcus Gordon in Neshoba County Circuit Court Monday to be sentenced.
14, Apr 2015 - Most Bostonians Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Die. Will the Jury?
His lawyers admitted he did it. Days of court testimony have recounted the consequences of what he did. But that still hasn’t convinced Bostonians that admitted marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev deserves the death penalty.
14, Apr 2015 - 10 Things to Know for Tuesday - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
One former Blackwater guard receives life in prison and three others draw 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians.
14, Apr 2015 - 'I'm just praying' for 2nd chance, convict says in juvenile resentencing
Adolfo Davis lived in a crawl space with dirt floors and was raised by a loving but illiterate grandmother who struggled to meet his most basic needs like cooking or doing laundry, according to a grim picture that emerged at the Chicago man's resentencing.
14, Apr 2015 - Michael Chadd Boysen found dead in cell in Walla Walla
Boysen had served 16 months of a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the March 2013 murders of Robert and Norma Taylor.
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 - Virginia Beach man gets 9 years for drugs, guns
NORFOLK A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Thursday to more than 9 years in prison on drug and firearm charges. Simuel "Pete" Johns Jr., 35, of Virginia Beach, pleaded guilty in December to one count each of possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking.
14, Apr 2015 - Judge won't take San Onofre case
Tentative ruling: Federal court is not the venue for challenge of shutdown deal.
14, Apr 2015 - New Kansas Court Of Appeals Judge To Be Sworn In May 8
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Court of Appeals has announced when it will swear in its newest member. Kathryn Gardner will be sworn in as the court's 14th judge May 8. The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom of the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka.
14, Apr 2015 - Fall River remembers Aileen Belford, longtime district court judge and community leader who died Mo
FALL RIVER — The first time she met Aileen Belford, she felt she made a friend, Denise Squillante said.Belford then, in the early 1980s, was a well-established lawyer. She was a former president of the Fall River Bar and one of the city’s most respected lawyers. Squillante was a recent law school graduate looking to join the handful of women practicing law in Fall River."They really [...]
14, Apr 2015 - Hare asks judge to issue gag order on media
SUNBURY - A man accused of killing a 9-year-old boy by giving him a fatal amount of oxycodone asked a judge to place a gag order on his case. At a pretrial hearing Friday morning, Victor W. Hare III, 58, of 196 Springhouse Road, Northumberland, told Northumberland County Judge Charles H. Saylor his case has been turned into a "circus" by the news media and will result in bias against him by a ...
14, Apr 2015 - Accomplice in killing Pam Smart's husband up for parole
CONCORD — The last teenage co-conspirator still imprisoned in the 1990 murder of Pamela Smart’s husband is going before the parole board Thursday morning.
14, Apr 2015 - Fatal gassing of inmate to be re-examined by state
Rommell Johnson, an inmate at a Florida Panhandle prison who had chronic asthma, couldn't breathe on June 3, 2010.
14, Apr 2015 - Judge to Tsarnaev jury: Don't attend Boston marathon
The Boston Marathon is traditionally an event in which people in and around the Massachusetts capital come together, celebrate and enjoy.
14, Apr 2015 - Man accused of quadruple murders blamed 'Omar and Chewy' for the killings, according to cou
After Kyle Flack was arrested in the 2013 brutal killings of three adults and a toddler near Ottawa, he blamed “Omar and Chewy,” two men he said he met in prison, prosecutors told a Franklin County judge during a hearing Wednesday. But authorities determined that “Omar and Chewy” did not exist after investigators checked prison records and conducted background checks, said Victor Braden, a ...
14, Apr 2015 - Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs
Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals.
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