Stories tagged: courts
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 …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
White House announces sentence commutations for 58 convicts
The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, including 18 who were given life sentences.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky gets appeals hearing
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and leaked secret grand jury information to find …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Ex-Boy Scout leader sexually abused 5 boys, indictment alleges
A former Boy Scout leader from Nashville has been indicted on statutory rape, sexual battery and other felony counts involving the alleged abuse of five boys.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:26 a.m.
Ex-MillerCoors official pleads guilty in $8 million fraud
A former vice president at MillerCoors has pleaded guilty to defrauding the beer-maker of more than $8 million.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging
The European Union’s top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Sean Penn settles defamation suit against Lee Daniels
Sean Penn has settled a defamation lawsuit he filed against “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels over remarks that accused him of domestic abuse.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Katrina flood case gets class-action status
A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Bill Cosby tries to delay criminal case, get charges tossed
Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:11 p.m.
Clinton may be ordered to testify in records case, judge says
A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Idaho women sue doctor, claim they got counterfeit implants
Four women have sued an Idaho doctor who they claim gave them counterfeit breast implants and knock-off Botox without their knowledge during procedures.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Supreme Court turns away challenge to California’s death penalty system
The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California’s death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question ex-lawyers
A Pennsylvania judge is considering whether to order a hearing where Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers can question witnesses about defense claims that the former Penn State assistant football coach was unfairly …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Feds seek to join suit against Idaho’s public defense system
The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson are requesting to weigh in on a class-action lawsuit against Idaho’s public defense system.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Seattle compost rule thrown out by judge as unconstitutional
An environmental effort in Seattle to stop residents from tossing food scraps and other compost into the trash was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday by a judge who said trash collectors …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case
Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert sentenced to prison
Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Judge rejects Cosby’s bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case
A sexual battery lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was underage will proceed, a judge has ruled.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend
A Texas grand jury has indicted ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on an assault charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Cosby’s criminal case can resume after court rejects appeal
A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby’s attempt to halt his criminal case because of what he called a decade-old deal not to prosecute him.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Rallies over North Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return
A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …