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  • Supreme Court rejects Hessler appeal

    Supreme Court rejects Hessler appeal

    Recent Cases 12/26/2011

    The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected a death-row inmate’s claim that his lawyer failed to properly represent the convicted kidnapper, rapist and murderer at his sentencing. Jeffrey Hessler had argued that his trial-court lawyer should have d...

  • France ponders removing risky breast implants

    France ponders removing risky breast implants

    Recent Cases 12/22/2011

    Emmanuelle Maria's breasts were burning and globules of silicone gel were protruding into her armpits. Her implants had exploded inside her. Yet her doctors, she says, told her nothing was wrong. Now, she wants the French government to tell 30,000 wo...

  • Suspect in immigration agent killing held in US

    Suspect in immigration agent killing held in US

    Headline Legal News 12/21/2011

    An alleged Mexican drug cartel member was arraigned in U.S. federal court Wednesday on murder charges from the roadside ambush of two U.S. immigration agents working south of the border. A spokesman for the U.S. District Court in Washington says Juli...

  • Poker company co-founder pleads guilty in NYC

    Poker company co-founder pleads guilty in NYC

    Recent Cases 12/20/2011

    The co-founder of an Internet poker company pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy charges, admitting that he knew he was breaking the law when he arranged for U.S. banks to process gambling proceeds. Brent Buckley, 31, entered the plea in U.S. Distric...

  • Gingrich assails judges as he courts conservatives

    Gingrich assails judges as he courts conservatives

    Headline Legal News 12/20/2011

    As he works to rev up his conservative base in Iowa with just two weeks to go until the state's caucuses, Newt Gingrich is launching a full-throated assault on a reliable GOP target: judges. There is little love for the judicial branch among the Repu...

  • Ind. appeals court upholds man's 60-year sentence

    Ind. appeals court upholds man's 60-year sentence

    Recent Cases 12/19/2011

    The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a southern Indiana man's 60-year prison sentence for beating his girlfriend to death with a crowbar. The Princeton Daily Clarion reports the court ruled Thursday that 68-year-old Robert P. Spangler's sentence w...

  • Operative gets prison for bilking NYC mayor

    Operative gets prison for bilking NYC mayor

    Headline Legal News 12/19/2011

    A political operative convicted of bamboozling Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced to prison Monday un a case that brought the billionaire politician to the witness stand and gave the public a behind-the-scen...

  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Announces Class Action

    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Announces Class Action

    Recent Cases 12/18/2011

    The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have been brought on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. between March 4, 2011 and November 15, 2011, inclusive. If yo...

  • Suspect's lawyer describes Minn. courthouse attack

    Suspect's lawyer describes Minn. courthouse attack

    US Legal News 12/17/2011

    In the moments after authorities say a man just convicted in a criminal trial opened fire at a small northern Minnesota courthouse, it was his defense attorney who rushed to the aid of two shooting victims. John Lillie III described a chaotic scene T...

  • Court hearing set in White House shooting case

    Court hearing set in White House shooting case

    Headline Legal News 12/16/2011

    A man accused of firing shots at the White House in an alleged assassination attempt of President Barack Obama is due in court. A hearing in federal court in Washington on Friday will focus on the mental health of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who's...

  • Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit

    Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit

    Recent Cases 12/15/2011

    Notice is hereby given that Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased or acquired GLG Life Tech Corporation securities on...

  • Throng of Occupy protesters appear in NY courts

    Throng of Occupy protesters appear in NY courts

    Recent Cases 12/14/2011

    Nearly 200 people arrested during Occupy Wall Street-related protests were in New York courtrooms hundreds of miles apart Wednesday, answering charges that stemmed from a march on the Brooklyn Bridge and a demonstration in a Rochester park. In Manhat...

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