Stories tagged: courts
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 …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Bill Cosby’s wife refused to answer many queries, deposition text shows
Bill Cosby’s wife refused to answer dozens of questions during a combative deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who say the comedian branded them liars after they …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Pay to play or legit? Trump businesses honored by company closely tied to Trump
An AP review shows that about half the roughly 30 American Academy of Hospitality Sciences trustees listed in the company’s own press materials appear to be Trump friends and business …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Hugh Hefner gives testimony in Bill Cosby sex case, lawyer says
An attorney for a woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery says Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has given sworn testimony in the case.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
$13 million settlement in botched water-birth lawsuit
The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland hospital for $13 million.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Lawyer: European Human Rights Court to hear Amanda Knox case
The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear Amanda Knox’s case challenging her slander conviction during the trial for her British roommate’s 2007 murder, her Italian defense lawyer …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Cop code of silence: Chicago mayor caught in middle of legal battle
In an unprecedented move, city attorneys on Friday offered to admit to a federal jury that a code of silence exists in the Chicago Police Department if it meant Mayor …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Sentence for man who beat dog draws heavy criticism
An Oregon district attorney took the unusual step of issuing a Twitter response after public concern about the sentence handed down to a man who beat a dog named Earl.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
California poised for November showdown over death penalty
Death penalty supporters are setting the stage for a November showdown over whether to speed up executions in California or do away with them entirely.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Justices say no constitutional right to speedy sentencing
A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a delay in imposing a prison sentence does not violate the Constitution’s right to a speedy trial.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
Inmate arrested for allegedly trying to have child victim killed
Authorities say a man in jail on child molestation charges tried to arrange for another inmate to kill his alleged victim.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Wal-Mart shareholder suit over bribery allegations dismissed
A judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit over alleged bribery involving Wal-Mart’s operations in Mexico.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Torture report will stay confidential, court rules
A federal appeals court has rejected efforts to release the full version of a 2014 Senate report about the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation tactics.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert won’t appeal conviction, sentence, lawyer says
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert won’t appeal his conviction or 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship due to report to prison
A federal appeals court rejected a bid Thursday by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to remain free while the court considers an appeal of his conviction related to the …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Idaho man convicted of killing wife loses appeal bid
There will be no new trial for a northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Staples, Office Depot scrap merger after judge blocks deal
Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Victims’ rights initiative qualifies for November ballot
A citizens’ initiative seeking to expand the rights of Montana crime victims and their families qualified Friday for the November ballot.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Appeals court throws out 7-day competency evaluation order
A federal appeals court has overturned an order requiring Washington state health officials to provide competency evaluations to mentally ill defendants within seven days of a judge’s order.
UPDATED: Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Indicted Washington auditor fires key staffers
Indicted Washington Auditor Troy Kelley has fired two staffers and ordered another to stop working, just a week after his federal fraud trial ended with a hung jury.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Los Angeles man guilty in 10 ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings
A jury has convicted a former Los Angeles trash collector in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that spanned more than two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the …