Stories tagged: courts
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Court testimony: Hutto admitted being present at Kirk homicide
David E. Hutto admitted to investigators he was present when William “Bo” Kirk was killed on Oct. 22, according to court testimony unsealed by a judge Monday.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Media: Rolling Stone magazine guilty of defamation in rape story, jury rules
A federal jury found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house, news …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
GOP call for statewide Pennsylvania poll watchers is denied
PHILADELPHIA – In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge on Thursday denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s effort to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state monitor precincts on Election …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Purina, Blue Buffalo settle false advertising lawsuits
Rival pet food makers Nestle Purina PetCare and Blue Buffalo Co. have settled lawsuits filed against each other, both claiming false advertising.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 6 a.m.
County attorney files lawsuit against Spokane County Public Defender’s Office, alleges sexism and employment discrimination
Brooke Hagara, the Spokane county public defender who previously filed a tort claim and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint against the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office for employment discrimination, has …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Judge dismisses part of Rolling Stone defamation suit
A federal judge has dismissed part of a University of Virginia administrator’s $7.5 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Suspended sentence in incest case is unacceptable, Montana governor asserts
Montana’s governor says it was “unacceptable for a judge to give a man a 60-day jail sentence for raping his 12-year-old daughter.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Hyundai, Kia reach $41.2m settlement with multiple states
South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Court affirms conviction of teen who made threat in therapy
The state Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a teen who had told his therapist that he thought about taking a gun to school to shoot students who had …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Father gets 1,503 years in prison in daughter’s rape
A Fresno man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Cascade Mall shooting charges delayed
Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate’s warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
N.J. Gov. Christie aide on trial says she told him of ‘traffic study’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial that she told him about a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge before …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Exxon tries to quash NY subpoena of climate-change documents
Exxon is expanding its counter-attack against critics and is now seeking to quash a New York subpoena of the company’s documents related to climate change.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Montana violates law by housing adults in youth prisons, audit says
An audit says the Montana Department of Corrections is breaking the law by housing youth and adult offenders in the same facility and by contracting to send girl offenders to …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill
The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’ attempt to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Trump adds names to Supreme Court wish list
Donald Trump has added 10 names to the list he says he’d use to fill Supreme Court vacancies if he becomes president, including a U.S. senator whose inclusion helped secure …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Supreme Court: Jails not liable for crimes after release
County jails are not liable for crimes committed by inmates after they are out of custody, according to a split ruling Thursday by the Washington state Supreme Court.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Judge erred in ordering poor woman to pay costs, state Supreme Court rules
Washington’s Supreme Court says a lower court erred when it ordered a homeless, disabled and poor woman to pay legal financial obligations despite her limited means.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Trooper: Driver for refuge occupier a government informant
An Oregon State Police trooper testified a government informant was driving Ammon Bundy when the Oregon standoff leader was arrested on his way to a community meeting north of the …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Arizona county to pay $4 million in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling case
Officials voted Wednesday to pay $4.4 million in legal fees to attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, marking yet another expense in a case that’s …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
North Carolina gay-marriage law challenge dismissed by judge
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that says magistrates with religious objections can refuse to marry same-sex couples.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
$4.6 million awarded to woman stuck by needle in Target parking lot
A jury has awarded a South Carolina woman more than $4.6 million after she was stuck by a hypodermic needle picked up in a Target parking lot.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
New Jersey Gov. Christie’s emails can be searched, judge says
Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s personal email must be searched – or he must prove that it already has been – to comply with the state’s public records law, a judge …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Court rules income tax measure can appear on ballot
The Court of Appeals has ruled that a ballot measure to create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents should appear on the November ballot.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 7:16 p.m.
Judge to rape victim: ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’
A Canadian judge is facing the possibility of removal from the bench after he faulted a 19-year-old woman who said she was raped for not doing enough to defend herself …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in US in emissions scandal
A longtime Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he helped design and implement a software system that helped the German automaker’s diesel engines defeat emissions tests.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Prosecutor: No charges against Chicago police in man’s death
Prosecutors won’t charge Chicago police officers in connection with the in-custody death of a 24-year-old burglary suspect whose arrest was captured by dashcam video.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Sweden prosecutor: Assange rape case hinges on interrogation
Swedish prosecutors will have to drop a six-year-old rape investigation against Julian Assange unless they find a way to interrogate the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, a …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
DA seeks to have 13 women testify against Bill Cosby in sexual assault trail
As many as 13 of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims could testify in his upcoming sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania if the prosecution has its way.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Website asks Supreme Court to block subpoena over sex ads
The classified advertising website Backpage.com urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to block a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the company screens ads for possible sex trafficking.