Stories tagged: courts
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.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Bill Cosby could get trial date at evidence hearing Tuesday
The shape of Bill Cosby’s felony sexual assault trial could become clearer at a hearing Tuesday when his lawyers fight to keep out key evidence, including nearly 1,000 pages of …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim’s parents to blame
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s legal attempt to shift the blame onto the parents of one of his child pornography victims for the girl’s emotional distress is a “bizarre” argument, …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Hundreds of Texas cases jeopardized after evidence destroyed
Authorities say hundreds of criminal cases in the Houston area are in jeopardy after a deputy constable destroyed more than 20,000 pieces of evidence while cleaning out a crammed property …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
$12M-plus settlement reached in minimum wage cases
Several companies that provide transportation and hospitality services at or near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have agreed to settle back-pay lawsuits alleging that they ignored the nation’s first $15-per-hour minimum wage …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Family of man killed in 2013 police shooting outside Salvation Army sues city
Just before the expiration of the three-year statute of limitations, the family of Danny Jones, the 40-year-old man shot and killed in his truck outside the Salvation Army housing center …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Federal court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders
A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Media challenging ruling keeping Bundy case documents secret
Media organizations are challenging a federal magistrate judge’s order that keeps many documents secret in the Nevada criminal case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and a 2014 armed standoff with government …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates
President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Sheriff pleads no contest in shooting he called an accident
An Atlanta-area sheriff who says he accidentally shot and injured a woman while they were practicing police tactics inside an empty model home has pleaded no contest to a reckless-conduct …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case
A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Brown student accused of sex assault allowed back to class
A federal judge is allowing a Brown University student accused of sexual assault to resume classes while his lawsuit against the Ivy League school is pending.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California
A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Judge: Ryan Bundy unfit to serve as his own lawyer
Federal Judge Anna J. Brown is set to strip Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy of his ability to represent himself in court.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Judge rules Olympia income tax measure invalid
A superior court judge has ruled that a ballot measure that would create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents was invalid and would not appear on the …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Woman exonerated after 35 years sues officials in 2 states
A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 Reno killing before being exonerated by DNA evidence has sued officials in Nevada and Louisiana, alleging civil rights violations …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Shannen Doherty settles with ex-managers she said mismanaged money
Court records show Shannen Doherty has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, who she accused of leaving her without health insurance and caused a delay in doctors diagnosing …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Laborer wins Supreme Court appeal of worker’s compensation denial
John Kovacs was injured Sept. 29, 2010. He filed a worker’s compensation claim on Sept. 29, 2011. The lower courts had said he missed the one-year deadline, but the Supreme …