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  • Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Legal News Feed 01/26/2018

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn't allowed to keep secret the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties.A U.S. district judge in the state rejected the argument that the privacy...

  • Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

    Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

    Legal News Feed 01/11/2018

    A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago.Sulak Sivaraksa was charged in...

  • Brazilian court revives case against Olympian Ryan Lochte

    Brazilian court revives case against Olympian Ryan Lochte

    Legal News Feed 10/28/2017

    Over the summer, it appeared Ryan Lochte had been cleared of criminal charges in Brazil after he was accused of fabricating a story about getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics. On Friday, a decision made by an appeals ...

  • Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Legal News Feed 10/26/2017

    A federal appeals court handed the U.S. government a victory Tuesday in its fight against lawsuits opposing a decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan directed Bro...

  • Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Legal News Feed 10/16/2017

    For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name "5Pointz" — a place where all five New York City boroughs come together — but painters ...

  • Court sides with board to keep fracking ban issue off ballot

    Court sides with board to keep fracking ban issue off ballot

    Legal News Feed 10/03/2017

    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a county elections board’s decision to reject another ballot measure that would have allowed Youngstown voters to ban the natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing in their city.     The Su...

  • Chicago's lawsuit over sanctuary city threat goes to court

    Chicago's lawsuit over sanctuary city threat goes to court

    Legal News Feed 09/11/2017

    Chicago is asking a federal judge to block President Donald Trump's administration from following through on its threat to withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities. Attorneys for the city will be in court Monday to argue their case...

  • South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    Legal News Feed 08/27/2017

    A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a...

  • UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    Legal News Feed 08/24/2017

    A transgender Singaporean and her friend facing a year in prison in the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way have seen their sentences reduced to a fine and deportation, an official said Monday. Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, a transgend...

  • Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Legal News Feed 08/10/2017

    A Northwestern University microbiologist suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man is due in a California courtroom. Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University financial officer, Andrew Warren, were sought in a cross-country chase on fir...

  • Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Legal News Feed 08/09/2017

    South Korean prosecutors have recommended a 12-year jail term for Lee Jae-yong, 49-year-old billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, became ...

  • Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Legal News Feed 07/25/2017

    The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome. Cardinal George Pell, Aus...