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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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01, Sep 2014 - Man gets life for killing ex-girlfriend
A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend inside a Burger King.
01, Sep 2014 - Serial killer William Clyde Gibson sentenced to death for Kirk murder
Gibson already was sentenced to death for murdering his mother's best friend, 75-year-old Christine Whitis, in 2012. He received a 65-year sentence for killing 45-year-old Karen Hodella in 2002.
01, Sep 2014 - Not Dead Yet and Six Other National Disability Groups Submit Friend-of-the-Court Brief in New Mexic
On August 22, 2014, Not Dead Yet submitted a Disability Rights friend-of-the-court brief in support of the New Mexico Attorney General’s appeal seeking to overturn a district court ruling that the New Mexico constitution contains a right to assisted suicide (Morris v. King, Case No. 33,630, Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico). Six other national disability rights organizations joined in ...
01, Sep 2014 - Gay Marriage Cases Flood U.S. Courts
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.
01, Sep 2014 - Appeals court upholds Montez Caples murder conviction
Iowa's appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a Waterloo man linked to a 2011 gang-related shooting.
01, Sep 2014 - Microsoft defies court order and refuses to hand over emails to US government
Back in July, a New York court ruled that Microsoft should provide access to emails stored at a datacenter in Ireland. The company has been quite vocal in opposing requests to hand over this information, and continues to stand its ground. Although a court order requires the emails to be handed over, Microsoft remains defiant. In a blog post entitled "Your email belongs to you, not us" (forget ...
01, Sep 2014 - Former prosecutor now facing federal sex charges - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sport
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of raping a boy has now been charged in federal court. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was charged earlier in state court with three counts of rape involving a child younger than 13 in Hughes County.
01, Sep 2014 - Two sentenced to combined 75 years for Florida bank robberies
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two South Florida men have been sentenced to decades in prison for their role in a month-long string of armed bank robberies that crisscrossed the state, netting an undisclosed sum. District Judge Jose E. Martinez on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Isaac Johnson, 25, and Allen Demetrius Bradford, 23, to 35 years and more than 40 years, respectively. Bradford ...
01, Sep 2014 - Wylys' lawyer warns SEC's $729 million claim would bankrupt them
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and his late brother Charles' estate told a federal judge on Friday that a U.S. Harry Susman told U.S. The trial comes three months after a jury found the Wylys liable for fraud and other civil charges, in what was the SEC's largest case to reach trial in years. The agency accused the Wylys of creating a system of trusts in the ...
01, Sep 2014 - White supremacist gets another life sentence for carjacking deaths
White supremacist David "Joey" Pedersen has been sentenced to life in prison for the carjacking murders of an Oregon teenager he mistakenly thought was Jewish and of a black man in Northern California.
01, Sep 2014 - Ex-Insurance Agent Makes Plea In Kansas Case
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A former Wichita insurance agent accused of defrauding policyholders has struck a deal with prosecutors for a 42-month prison sentence.
01, Sep 2014 - Evidence shown to jury during Pedro Bravo murder trial
A belt, blood stains and a broken windshield are all pieces of evidence that prosecutors in Alachua County are using to prove their theory of a violent, premeditated murder. Pedro Bravo, 20, is accused of killing University of Florida freshman Christian Aguilar because of his obsession with a woman. Erika Friman once dated Bravo while in high school at Doral Academy, but she ended the ...
01, Sep 2014 - Texas man facing stiff charges for pot brownies
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil says he's fearful of the outcome.
01, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Ackman get Oct. 6 trial over Allergan special meeting
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman won their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $50 billion hostile takeover fight. Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre Bouchard ordered a three-day trial to begin on Oct. 6. Allergan subsequently set the meeting date.
01, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Ackman get October 6 trial over Allergan special meeting
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $50 billion hostile takeover fight. Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre Bouchard ordered a three-day trial to begin on Oct. 6. Allergan ...
01, Sep 2014 - Texas teen faces life in jail for making pot brownies
A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges.
01, Sep 2014 - Here’s what you need to know about all the court battles over state abortion laws
Even if you’re trying, it’s tough to keep score on what’s happening with various lawsuits challenging some state abortion laws. States led by anti-abortion governors and legislatures have been passing...
01, Sep 2014 - Judge banned for releasing Theron adoption details
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who disclosed confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron has agreed to a lifetime ban from the state bench.
01, Sep 2014 - NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years.
01, Sep 2014 - Lawsuit filed over killing fields murders
An ongoing cold case will make its way to civil court.
01, Sep 2014 - Abortion Rights Are Like Gun Rights: Judge
A federal judge said "the right to decide to have an abortion and the right to have and use firearms for self-defense" have a great deal in common.
01, Sep 2014 - National Council on Teacher Quality to continue syllabus lawsuit against UM System
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a lower court ruling that UM course syllabuses are exempt from state Sunshine Law disclosure rules. The National Council on Teacher Quality president said she will continue pursuing the appeals process. Read more
01, Sep 2014 - N.J. judge moves to revoke abortion provider's license
South Jersey-based abortion provider Steven Brigham, who has spent much of his two-decade career fighting charges of misconduct and negligence, suffered a major blow Thursday in his bid to keep his medical license in New Jersey.
01, Sep 2014 - DNA database helps crack cold cases
For more than a decade after he broke into a Toledo home, raped and hogtied a woman who’d been asleep in her bed, Aaron Lamont Beamon got away with the violent crime.
01, Sep 2014 - Man, 90, gets 4 years in 'mercy' killing of wife, is eligible for early release in 6 months
A 90-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison for killing his wife of 65 years — but he could be released after serving six months.
01, Sep 2014 - Girl Killed in New York Tour Bus Crash: Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm Reacts
A 14-year-old girl was killed and three other people were seriously injured after a charter bus from Quebec, Canada, careened off the roadway and crashed along the Interstate 87. According to a July 19 CBC news report, the fatally injured victim had been ejected from the vehicle and then pinned underneath it. (PRWeb August 15, 2014) Read the full story at ...
01, Sep 2014 - Ind. told to honor other states' gay marriages
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.
01, Sep 2014 - Mentally ill prisoners costing more in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Treating and housing mentally ill prisoners is costing more in Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports ( ) that state documents show Illinois taxpayers will be billed more than $17.8 million to turn existing prison space into mental health care facilities.
01, Sep 2014 - Lessig delivering keynote at ABiz Top 50 Luncheon
The Harvard Law professor heralded by some as the Internet's most celebrated lawyer is speaking at the ABiz Top 50 luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center. Lawrence Lessig, who has proposed a "Free Culture Movement" to protect free open source software, suggests such a movement will lead to new forms of innovation and creativity. As a founding member of Creative Commons, Lessig helped to ...
01, Sep 2014 - Man Accused Of Maiming Mountain Lions For Easier Hunts Pleads Guilty
They were once a group that guides clients on mountain lion hunts, but now two men have pleaded guilty to federal wildlife crimes.
01, Sep 2014 - Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Associate In Alleged Pot Trafficking Operation
A man convicted of killing an associate in an alleged marijuana trafficking operation has been sentenced to life in prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Gay marriage ruling would apply throughout circuit
When the U.S. 4 t h Circuit Court of Appeals came down with its ruling on Virginia's same-sex marriage ban last week, some people asked this question: What does the court's ruling mean for the gay marriage bans in other states in the same circuit?
01, Sep 2014 - ADC maintains presence while hunting escapee
It has been two months since convicted murderer Tim “Bo” Buffington escaped from prison in Pine Bluff and although the search has been scaled back, the Arkansas Department of Correction has maintained a presence in the Booneville area.
01, Sep 2014 - In greater Williamsburg, slow down or pay up
Locally, a speeding ticket costs $300+ for fine, court costs and insurance hike A speeding ticket takes minutes to issue, but Virginia drivers could pay for the citation for years.
01, Sep 2014 - Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal court.
01, Sep 2014 - Inmates charged in tax fraud scheme
Federal law enforcement officers just conducted what are probably two of the easiest arrests they will ever make. The two men who stand accused of receiving more than $400,000 from fraudulently filed tax returns were already serving time in a Minnesota state prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Youngstown attorney charged in corruption case denied bid to act as his own co-counsel
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The judge presiding over the corruption case against two Valley politicians and attorney Martin Yavorcik, is denying a bid by Yavorcik to serve as co-counsel in his own defense.
01, Sep 2014 - Same-sex divorce could prompt statewide gay marriage ruling
In an unusual decision, the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to settle the question due to "great public importance." The ruling is connected to a lesbian couple in Hillsborough County asking for a divorce; if the high court takes up the case, it could result in having the gay marriage issue settled in Florida before the U.S. Supreme Court acts.
01, Sep 2014 - U.S. court will not block lawsuits over Connecticut SWAT raid
2nd Court of Appeals in New York clears the way for a judge to decide whether five suburban Connecticut police departments violated the constitutional rights of homeowner Ronald Terebesi by using excessive force. On May 18, 2008, a heavily armed SWAT - or special weapons and tactics - team unit knocked down Terebesi's door, threw stun flash grenades into his Easton home and fatally shot 33-year ...
01, Sep 2014 - Miami teens who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home charged with trespass
Seven Miami-area teenagers who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home last week were charged on Wednesday with trespassing, according to the Florida state attorney's office. The first-degree misdemeanor charges are punishable by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Ray Allen earlier questioned the decision of law enforcement officials when they said they were unable to charge the seven 18 ...
01, Sep 2014 - Ex-South Dakota prosecutor pleads not guilty to child rape charg - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News
PIERRE -- A former South Dakota county prosecutor has pleaded not guilty to child rape charges. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen on Tuesday entered his plea at the federal court in Pierre.
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