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  • For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    Attorney Blogs 06/28/2018

    Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor will have a chance over a likely decades-long career to tackle a host of big issues in the law and have a role in shaping the answers to them.Most court-watchers and interest groups are focused on abortion and whet...

  •  Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Attorney Blogs 04/11/2018

    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an ...

  • Olivia de Havilland asks court to revive "Feud" lawsuit

    Olivia de Havilland asks court to revive "Feud" lawsuit

    Attorney Blogs 03/30/2018

    Olivia de Havilland has asked the California Supreme Court to revive her lawsuit against the FX Networks show "Feud: Bette and Joan."Lawyers for the 101-year-old actress filed the appeal Friday, asking the court to reverse an appeals court decision i...

  • Texas executes Dallas man for killing ex-girlfriend in 1999

    Texas executes Dallas man for killing ex-girlfriend in 1999

    Attorney Blogs 01/25/2018

    A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.William Rayford, 64, became the nation's second inmate put to death this year, both in Texas, when he received l...

  • Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas

    Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas

    Attorney Blogs 11/26/2017

    An appeals court in Chicago says a lower court in Indiana was right to refuse to permit a couple to rescind their guilty pleas in a tax case on grounds their prosecution caused them severe stress. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said stress was...

  • Court: Colorado county wrongly OK’d asphalt plant near homes

    Court: Colorado county wrongly OK’d asphalt plant near homes

    Attorney Blogs 11/25/2017

    A Colorado court has overturned Weld County’s approval of a $20 million concrete and asphalt plant currently under construction, saying the county had evidence the plant would violate noise standards. The Greeley Tribune reports the Colorado Court of...

  • Spooked businesses shift headquarters out of Catalonia

    Spooked businesses shift headquarters out of Catalonia

    Attorney Blogs 10/03/2017

    As separatists in Catalonia jockeyed Friday to elude court rulings and find ways to deliver on their promise to declare independence, business giants hit back with plans to relocate their headquarters elsewhere in Spain amid the increasing political ...

  • Challenge to $225M Exxon settlement to be heard in court

    Challenge to $225M Exxon settlement to be heard in court

    Attorney Blogs 09/10/2017

    Environmental groups arguing New Jersey's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil short-changed taxpayers are getting their day in appeals court. The Appellate Court is set to hear arguments on Monday in Trenton. New Jersey sued Exxon Mobil for natu...

  • Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Attorney Blogs 09/04/2017

    A military equipment dealer was convicted Thursday of scheming with soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to steal sensitive material for sale to buyers in Russia, China and Mexico. John Roberts, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was found guilty of conspira...

  • Court: DirecTV owes $15M to South Carolina in tax dispute

    Court: DirecTV owes $15M to South Carolina in tax dispute

    Attorney Blogs 09/03/2017

    A court has ruled that pay-television giant DirecTV owes South Carolina nearly $15 million because of the way the company calculates its tax bill in the state. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the South Carolina Court of Appeals found that ...

  • Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Attorney Blogs 08/20/2017

    Kentucky's Democratic attorney general warned the state's highest court on Friday that the accreditation of the state's public colleges and universities would be at risk if they don't take his side against the Republican governor. But an attorney for...

  • Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Attorney Blogs 08/10/2017

    A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system. Presiding Judge Stephen McCarville signed an administrative order last month callin...

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