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  • US Supreme Court won't review Venezuela suit

    US Supreme Court won't review Venezuela suit

    Legal News Center 01/27/2012

    An Ohio investment group's lawsuit seeking to collect $100 million on three-decade-old Venezuelan promissory notes is headed back to a federal judge for further deliberations. The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear the case was a setback ...

  • 'Barefoot Bandit' to be sentenced in federal court

    'Barefoot Bandit' to be sentenced in federal court

    Criminal Law 01/27/2012

    "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in a Seattle federal courtroom for his two-year international crime spree of break-ins and boat and plane thefts. The 20-year-old pleaded guilty last month to his state crimes ...

  • Court denies new trial in Wis. mill worker death

    Court denies new trial in Wis. mill worker death

    Court Alerts 01/27/2012

    A Wisconsin appeals court on Thursday denied the request for a new trial made by a man convicted in the grisly 1992 killing of a Green Bay paper mill worker. Rey Moore, 65, was one of six men convicted of killing their co-worker Tom Monfils. His body...

  • Defamation suit filed against pen-named Utah mayor

    Defamation suit filed against pen-named Utah mayor

    Court Alerts 01/26/2012

    A Utah mayor who wrote news stories under a false identify is being sued for defamation. In court papers, Chris Hogan alleges an article by West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder falsely claimed he was accused of extortion and fired from UTOPIA, a fiber-...

  • Man gets car ban after 4 children found in trunk

    Man gets car ban after 4 children found in trunk

    Legal World 01/26/2012

    A British court has banned a man from driving for a year after he was caught traveling with four children in the trunk of his car. Britain's Press Association news agency said Thursday that police found a total of 11 people in Zoltan Lakatos' Audi A4...

  • NY court: Judge can't block $18B Ecuador judgment

    NY court: Judge can't block $18B Ecuador judgment

    Lawyer Blogs 01/26/2012

    A judge overstepped his authority when he tried to ban enforcement around the world of an $18 billion judgment against Chevron Inc. for environmental damage in Ecuador, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it explained why it lifted the ban last ...

  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit

    Class Action News 01/26/2012

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced on behalf of an institutional investor in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas on behalf of purchasers of Collective Brands, Inc. commo...

  • LA court seeks more info in Honda hybrid suit

    LA court seeks more info in Honda hybrid suit

    Headline News 01/25/2012

    A unique small claims court case brought by a Honda hybrid car owner against the auto giant is rolling back into court Wednesday with a judge seeking more information about the claim of Heather Peters, who says her car failed to deliver promised mile...

  • In Vt., an attorney general's losses raise doubts

    In Vt., an attorney general's losses raise doubts

    Legal News Feed 01/25/2012

    The first was Vermont's campaign finance law setting the lowest contribution limits in the country — shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The same fate befell the state's attempt to restrict drug company efforts to collect data on doctors' prescribin...

  • More charges filed in Los Angeles arsons case

    More charges filed in Los Angeles arsons case

    Court Alerts 01/25/2012

    A German man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to additional charges accusing him of setting nearly 50 fires, mostly to parked cars, which terrorized parts of Los Angeles over the New Year's weekend. Deputy Public Defender Gustavo Sztraicher entered the ple...

  • Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action

    Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action

    Class Action News 01/25/2012

    Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against TranS1 Inc., and certain of its officers. The class action (7:12-cv-00023-F), filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, is on beha...

  • NJ gov picks gay black man, Asian for top court

    NJ gov picks gay black man, Asian for top court

    Headline News 01/24/2012

    Gov. Chris Christie moved to diversify the state's all-white Supreme Court on Monday with two firsts: the nominations of an openly gay black man and a Korean-born prosecutor to fill two vacancies. If confirmed, Bruce A. Harris would become New Jersey...

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