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  • Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

    Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

    Court Alerts 02/04/2018

    Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that toppled the country's president.The Seoul High Court softened the origin...

  • Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Court Alerts 02/01/2018

    Kenya's High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country's top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration, a ceremony considered treasonous.Journalists and human...

  • Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Court Alerts 11/28/2017

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected hearing a case that challenges the use of Confederate imagery in the Mississippi state flag. Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Mississippi, argued that the flag represents "an official endorsement of...

  • Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Court Alerts 11/19/2017

    Steve Mostyn, a prominent Houston trial attorney and a top Democratic Party donor, has died. He was 46. In a statement, his family confirmed Thursday his death on Wednesday "after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." "Steve was a be...

  • German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    Court Alerts 11/16/2017

    A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not ...

  • 'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    Court Alerts 11/03/2017

    Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas" have settled their court battle over the sugary concept that's grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Soda shops So...

  • Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Court Alerts 10/29/2017

    A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1. The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicag...

  • Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Court Alerts 10/22/2017

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in a legal tug-of-war over his mandate that nursing homes and assisted living facilities install generators. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to emergency rules pu...

  • Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

    Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

    Court Alerts 10/18/2017

    An appeals court is blocking, for now, an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling that the government should have time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of federal custody....

  • Oregon Supreme Court denies request for information release

    Oregon Supreme Court denies request for information release

    Court Alerts 10/14/2017

    The Oregon Supreme Court has denied a request by The Oregonian Publishing Co. for Oregon Health and Science University to release the names of patients who intend to sue. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the court ruled on Thursday that the informati...

  • Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

    Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

    Court Alerts 09/20/2017

    A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in a protest earlier this month. Nubians are an ethnic minority. Moustafa el-Hassan says Wednesday's decision comes after pros...

  • Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    Court Alerts 09/13/2017

    An attorney says a Massachusetts town should not be barred from giving public funds to support the restoration of a historic building just because it happens to be a church. Nina Pickering-Cook told Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday that commu...