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  • Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Lawyer News 01/25/2018

    Sports doctor Larry Nassar's return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county.Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly 60 people ...

  • Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction

    Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction

    Lawyer News 12/13/2017

    Georgia's highest court has reversed it own recent decision and restored the murder conviction of a woman whose husband shot and killed a police officer. The Georgia Supreme Court issued a new opinion Monday that upholds Lisa Ann Lebis' felony murder...

  • Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

    Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

    Lawyer News 12/08/2017

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that a federal employment discrimination law doesn't protect a person against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The court on Monday declined to take up the question of whether...

  • US court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

    US court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

    Lawyer News 11/01/2017

    A federal judge on Monday barred President Donald Trump's administration from proceeding with plans to exclude transgender people from military service. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the transgender service members who had sue...

  • Court nixes class-action status for TGI Friday's drink su

    Court nixes class-action status for TGI Friday's drink su

    Lawyer News 10/07/2017

    A lawsuit accusing restaurant chain TGI Friday's violated consumer fraud laws with its drink pricing can't go ahead as a class action that could have included millions of members, but a similar case involving Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurants can,...

  • Rooney gets road ban after pleading guilty to drunk driving

    Rooney gets road ban after pleading guilty to drunk driving

    Lawyer News 09/14/2017

    Former England captain Wayne Rooney pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Monday, leading to a court imposing a two-year driving ban and ordering him to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work. The Everton striker was stopped by police outside Manche...

  • Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court

    Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court

    Lawyer News 09/10/2017

    A dispute over whether to shut down Toledo's last abortion clinic is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday, in a case both sides view as pivotal. At issue in oral arguments will be the state health department's 2014 order shutting down Capital Car...

  • Vietnamese activist sentenced to 9 years in prison

    Vietnamese activist sentenced to 9 years in prison

    Lawyer News 07/23/2017

    A Vietnamese court on Tuesday sentenced an activist to nine years in prison on charges of producing videos that defamed the country’s leadership, in the latest crackdown on dissent. Tran Thi Nga was convicted of spreading propaganda against the state...

  • Relatives of Slain US Troops Describe Loss to Jordan Court

    Relatives of Slain US Troops Describe Loss to Jordan Court

    Lawyer News 07/10/2017

    Relatives of two of the three U.S. military trainers shot dead at the gate of a Jordanian air base last year have described the pain of their loss to a military court trying the alleged killer. The family members attended a court hearing in Jordan's ...

  • Court: Ignorance about allergy medicine crime no excuse

    Court: Ignorance about allergy medicine crime no excuse

    Lawyer News 06/13/2017

    Just because a man previously convicted of methamphetamine-related crimes didn't know it was now illegal for him to buy over-the-counter allergy medicine given his criminal history doesn't mean his rights were violated, a divided North Carolina Supre...

  • Judge rejects effort to block Confederate statue's removal

    Judge rejects effort to block Confederate statue's removal

    Lawyer News 05/11/2017

    A last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a Confederate general in New Orleans was rejected Wednesday by a Louisiana judge who turned away arguments that the city doesn't own the statue or the land on which it sits. "This has gone on ...

  • Connecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentiality

    Connecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentiality

    Lawyer News 05/01/2017

    The Connecticut Supreme Court will be deciding an issue that most people may think is already settled — whether medical providers have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential. A trial court judge in Bridgeport, Richard Arnold, ruled in ...