Stories tagged: courts
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
California utility guilty of obstructing investigators
A federal jury has found California’s largest utility guilty of obstructing investigators about how it was identifying high-risk pipelines after a deadly gas line explosion in the San Francisco Bay …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Idaho man pleads guilty distributing meth resulting in death
A 40-year-old Idaho man has pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine resulting in the overdose death of a Montana man last year.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Trump University case: Judge blocks release of Trump’s video testimony
A judge in San Diego who has been a target of Donald Trump’s repeated criticism has blocked the release of videos of the Republican presidential nominee testifying in a lawsuit …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
Bergdahl lawyers: McCain comments violate due process rights
The Army sought to have U.S. Sen. John McCain back away from statements about punishment for Bowe Bergdahl because of concerns about hurting the soldier’s right to a fair trial, …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Number of Prince’s potential heirs sharply reduced by court
A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate narrowed down the wide pool of potential heirs for the late superstar’s fortune on Friday, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Mary J. Blige files for divorce from husband of 13 years
Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage to her husband-manager after nearly 13 years. Court records show the “Family Affair” singer filed for divorce from Martin “Kendu” Isaacs on Tuesday …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Bill Cosby drops litigation against accuser in sex assault case
Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that argued a confidential settlement agreement was violated by a woman accusing him of sexual assault.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Court rejects Ohio law that bans police from sex with minors
A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors simply on the basis of their profession.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Four arrested in accused killer’s courtroom escape
Four people are under arrest for allegedly helping a murder suspect escape from a Florida courtroom but the suspect remains at large.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Mistrial in rape trial of ex-Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre
A mistrial has been declared in a case involving a 52-year-old former Pasco police officer.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Oregon refuge occupier Blaine Cooper pleads guilty
An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and is nearing a resolution to charges he …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Convicted murderer John Lee files appeal
Convicted murderer John Lee claims in a recently filed notice of appeal that he suffered psychological torture and was denied mental health treatment during his stay at the Latah County …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
State sides with Oregonian reporter in harassment case
The state Department of Justice has determined that an Oregonian/OregonLive reporter did not harass a woman by contacting her for a story about a recall effort against a Grant County …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Lawsuit alleges lack of treatment in Lane County Jail
A Fall Creek man is suing Lane County and others, saying he was wrongly denied needed psychiatric care at the Lane County Jail following his 2014 arrest.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
Freddie Gray case: Fourth Baltimore officer to face trial
Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, will go to trial this week on manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office charges. A …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide will face trial
A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Cities must make roads safe for bicycles, appeals court rules
A Washington state appeals court has ruled cities must provide safe roadways for all traffic, including bicycles.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
CVS to pay $3.5M over allegations of forged prescriptions
CVS Pharmacy has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that dozens of its Massachusetts pharmacies violated federal law by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion law
A federal judge blocked a new Indiana law Thursday that bans abortions sought because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Judge: 14K cases possibly affected by tainted lab work
Nearly 15,000 drug cases might have been undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work, according to a New Jersey judge.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Volkswagen reaches $14.7 billion emissions settlement, source says
Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
‘Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller pleads in bankruptcy case
“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller has pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 6:49 a.m.
Plea deal done in Las Vegas for ‘Pawn Stars’ star Chumlee
A star of the reality TV show “Pawn Stars” has sealed a plea deal sparing him jail time in the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Ex-‘Glee’ star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges
Former “Glee” star Mark Salling has been charged with two counts of child pornography.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Justin Bieber and Skrillex sued over ‘Sorry’ song
Justin Bieber and his producer Skrillex have been sued over the prominent vocal hook that opens his smash hit “Sorry.”
Fri., May 27, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Amber Heard gets restraining order against Johnny Depp
Amber Heard was granted a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp on Friday, after appearing at the courthouse with a bruised face and alleging the “Alice in Wonderland” actor had …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Jury awards BNSF Railway whistleblower $1.6 million
A former BNSF Railway employee who says he was fired after conducting a brake test despite objections from his supervisors has been awarded $1.6 million.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
$3M judgment against Gerber Products Co. upheld
A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Two new magistrate judges named in North Idaho
Mayli Walsh, an attorney with the Kootenai County Public Defender’s office, has been named a magistrate judge for the 1st Judicial District. Walsh will fill a vacancy in Kootenai County …