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  • Ind. high court to hear eminent domain lawsuit

    Ind. high court to hear eminent domain lawsuit

    US Legal News 08/29/2013

    The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear an eminent domain case involving land in southern Indiana that a local board claimed for a planned airport runway expansion. The state's high court recently vacated the Indiana Court of Appeals' ruling in ...

  • Committee OKs school spending report for WA court

    Committee OKs school spending report for WA court

    Headline Legal News 08/28/2013

    A committee overseeing progress on paying the full cost of basic education for kids in public school voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a draft of its latest progress report to the state Supreme Court. In its decision on a lawsuit brought by a coal...

  • Italian court insists Berlusconi devised tax fraud

    Italian court insists Berlusconi devised tax fraud

    Recent Cases 08/27/2013

    Italy's supreme court is defending its decision earlier this month to uphold the tax fraud conviction of Silvio Berlusconi, saying the evidence was clear that the former premier devised a tax fraud scheme for the acquisition of film rights for his me...

  • SC trial lawyer Ron Motley dies at age 68

    SC trial lawyer Ron Motley dies at age 68

    Legal Events 08/26/2013

    Celebrated South Carolina lawyer Ron Motley has died at the age of 68, law partner Joe Rice confirmed Thursday. No cause of death was given for the trial lawyer, and funeral arrangements have not been announced. Motley served as lead counsel in lawsu...

  • Virginia Military Divorce Attorney - Tenecia P. Reid

    Virginia Military Divorce Attorney - Tenecia P. Reid

    Criminal Law News 08/21/2013

    The Law Office of Tenecia P. Reid will support you through your military divorce. These types of divorces are especially complicated and Ms. Reid is ready to guide you through this specialized issue such as determining jurisdiction and dividing dispo...

  • Court: Right-to-work law applies to state workers

    Court: Right-to-work law applies to state workers

    Recent Cases 08/19/2013

    Michigan's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major legal decision on the much-debated measure eight months after it passed. Judges voted 2-1 to reject a lawsuit filed by uni...

  • Court challenge fails to stop Calif. gay marriages

    Court challenge fails to stop Calif. gay marriages

    Recent Cases 08/15/2013

    The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few if any legal options to stop the unions. The brief, unanimous ruling tossed out a legal challenge by ban supporters without ...

  • Ore. appeals court reverses sex abuse conviction

    Ore. appeals court reverses sex abuse conviction

    US Legal News 08/12/2013

    The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of sodomy and sex abuse after it ruled a lower court erroneously allowed a previous victim of his to testify. Prosecutors said the previous conviction was necessary to sh...

  • Federal court officials fear budget cuts

    Federal court officials fear budget cuts

    Legal Events 08/06/2013

    Federal courts officials in Minnesota say they're worried automatic spending cuts will jeopardize the justice system's smooth operation, with layoffs likely in both the U.S. attorney and public defender's offices. The cuts are part of what's known as...

  • US court: Pa. school can't ban 'boobies' bracelets

    US court: Pa. school can't ban 'boobies' bracelets

    US Legal News 08/05/2013

    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania school district cannot ban "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets, rejecting the district's claim that the slogan _ designed to promote breast cancer awareness among young people _ is lewd. The 3rd U.S...

  • Judge denies class action for Wal-Mart bias suit

    Judge denies class action for Wal-Mart bias suit

    Recent Cases 08/04/2013

    A judge rejected on Friday an attempt to file a class action discrimination lawsuit on behalf of 150,000 Wal-Mart women employees in California who claimed their male colleagues were paid more and promoted faster than them. The lawsuit filed in San F...

  • Supreme Court OKs early release plan for Calif. inmates

    Supreme Court OKs early release plan for Calif. inmates

    Recent Cases 08/03/2013

    Despite warnings from California officials, the nation's highest court is refusing to delay the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end to ease overcrowding at 33 adult prisons. In its decision Friday, the Supreme Court dismis...

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