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  • Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

    Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

    Litigation Reports 06/20/2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next. Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among othe...

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Litigation Reports 05/22/2017

    The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state. The justices ag...

  • US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

    US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

    Litigation Reports 02/28/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review appeals in three Texas death row cases, including one where a man pleaded guilty to a triple slaying in South Texas. The high court's rulings moved two inmates closer to execution: LeJames Norman, 31, c...

  • As time runs out, dozens of judge nominees waiting on Senate

    As time runs out, dozens of judge nominees waiting on Senate

    Litigation Reports 10/18/2016

    Federal judges in New Jersey have struggled with a workload approaching 700 cases each, nearly double what's manageable, because of judicial vacancies. In Texas, close to a dozen district judgeships remain open, more than in any other state. Senate c...

  • Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state anti-corruption laws

    Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state anti-corruption laws

    Litigation Reports 09/07/2016

    Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional two state anti-corruption laws that outgoing governors passed in apparent attempts to shield themselves from investigation. Many Mexicans were outraged when the governors of the states of Veracruz and...

  • Man recounts harrowing Uber ride with Kalamazoo suspect

    Man recounts harrowing Uber ride with Kalamazoo suspect

    Litigation Reports 02/19/2016

    An Uber passenger says he called the police to report an erratic driver more than an hour before authorities allege the driver began shooting people at random, killing six and wounding two others before being arrested. Matt Mellen told WWMT-TV in Kal...

  • Court quashes some District of Columbia gun laws

    Court quashes some District of Columbia gun laws

    Litigation Reports 09/20/2015

    In a mixed decision, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional several strict gun registration laws in the nation's capital, but upheld other restrictions aimed at public safety.   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Distri...

  • NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes

    NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes

    Litigation Reports 11/21/2011

    There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet, addicts who visit Island Smokes, a "roll-your-own" cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack...

  • Charges In $140 Million NY Brokerage Fraud

    Charges In $140 Million NY Brokerage Fraud

    Litigation Reports 07/08/2009

    According to Court Watch, six employees of Sky Capital Holdings Ltd turned themselves into the FBI today on charges of $140 million stock manipulation and investment fraud in the United States and Great Britain. Those in custody include the firm's fo...

  • IRS Procedures that May Save you Money

    IRS Procedures that May Save you Money

    Litigation Reports 02/03/2009

    Many companies are experiencing a downturn in business because of the deepening economic crisis. Corporations suffering in today’s difficult business environment may have an immediate need for funds for various purposes, including continued operation...

  • Turkey Stole Insurance Money From Genocide Victims

    Turkey Stole Insurance Money From Genocide Victims

    Litigation Reports 09/17/2008

    After killing an estimated 1.5 million Armenians during World War I, the government of Turkey had the nerve to demand the benefits from its victims' insurance policies, the victims' descendants say in a class action against four British insurance com...

  • Receiver Says Moviemaker Defrauded Bayou Hedge Fund

    Receiver Says Moviemaker Defrauded Bayou Hedge Fund

    Litigation Reports 09/16/2008

    Kroll Inc., the court-appointed receiver for the defunct Bayou Hedge Fund, sued movie producer Steven Brown, claiming he used more than $3 million that should have gone to repay Bayou's investment in a new movie. Kroll also sued the attorney who help...

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