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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:33:26 ESTThe judge in the murder trial of a former North Charleston, S.C., police officer sent the jury back to work, despite the jury’s insistence that its members were deadlocked.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:15:39 ESTGawker Media, which has long defended its right to publish a video that showed wrestler Hulk Hogan having sex, is now blaming the ensuing legal battle on a former editor.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:18:20 ESTWal-Mart Stores Inc. reached a tentative agreement to settle a class-action complaint that accused the retailer of discriminating against gay employees and their spouses by denying them health benefits.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:18:25 ESTThe Supreme Court said it would review Lexmark International’s power to prevent third-party companies from refilling and reselling patented toner cartridges initially sold by the printer manufacturer.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:49:15 ESTLeaders of Dallas’s Forest Park Medical Center face criminal charges after prosecutors said they paid roughly $40 million worth of bribes and kickbacks to health-care professionals who agreed to send patients to the high-end hospital.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:51:09 ESTBillionaire Steven A. Cohen and his former hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors agreed to a $135 million class-action settlement Wednesday, bringing legal costs tied to SAC-related insider-trading cases close to $2 billion.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:38:23 ESTPreet Bharara has agreed to stay in his current role under the Trump administration, a surprise move that could signal the president-elect is serious about cracking down on Wall Street wrongdoing.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:03:47 ESTGary, Ind., is among six cities in a program that fights crime by asking officers to look at their own shortcomings and biases to build relationships in even the most dangerous neighborhoods.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:10:35 ESTProsecutors said a Charlotte, N.C., police officer acted appropriately in the September fatal shooting of a black man that sparked violent protests in the city.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:36:40 ESTA jury began deliberating on whether former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager is guilty of unlawfully killing unarmed black motorist Walter Scott.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:47:43 ESTThe president-elect said he is taking steps to separate himself from his businesses “to fully focus on running the country.” But House Democrats and others questioned whether conflicts of interest would remain if his adult children take control of his global real-estate empire.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:01:37 ESTMaryland has agreed to give neighboring West Virginia unchecked access to water from the Potomac River, ending a flare up that briefly entangled consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:58:18 ESTA French criminal court convicted three Air France workers of aggravated assault and sentenced them to suspended jail terms for accosting two company executives and tearing off their shirts.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:34:55 ESTThe stakes couldn’t be much higher, as the company fights being regulated as a transportation provider in the European Court of Justice, its business model effectively on trial.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:39:31 ESTMichael Liberty, the founder of one of the most highly-valued U.S. financial-technology startups pleaded guilty this week to making illegal contributions to a presidential campaign five years ago.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:01:35 ESTThe Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday of Texas legal rules that permit execution of convicts who are considered intellectually disabled under current medical standards.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:21:00 ESTDelmar House was justice for Jefferson County’s Village of West Carthage near the Canadian border.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:20:09 ESTThe New Jersey Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday on whether more than 200 towns and cities should have to allow tens of thousands of affordable-housing units to be built.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:06:05 ESTRobertson Stephens & Co. co-founder Robert Colman accused Theranos Inc. in a lawsuit filed Monday of making false and misleading claims about its operations and technology while soliciting money from investors.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:27:32 ESTDylann Roof will represent himself in a hate-crimes trial under way in Charleston, S.C., a decision made by a federal judge after days of closed-door hearings on the accused mass shooter’s competency.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:14:37 ESTSeveral hours into a police interview of the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, suspect Pedro Hernandez was curled on the floor in the fetal position and asking to go home, an assistant district attorney testified Monday.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:27:39 ESTElite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP told its junior lawyers Monday that year-end bonuses will be the same as last year’s, a sign that law firms continue to tread somewhat carefully in the postrecession world.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:42:42 ESTHealth-benefits broker Zenefits was fined $7 million by the California Department of Insurance on Monday, one of the largest penalties the agency has assessed for licensing violations in its history.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:51:00 ESTNewly unsealed court testimony shows health insurers Anthem and Cigna have significant disagreements over their proposed merger, offering details about a rift that is highly unusual for two companies pressing to merge.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:27:29 ESTThe retrial of Pedro Hernandez, accused of killing Etan Patz in 1979, has been unfolding much as the first one did. This time, though, defense attorneys have the transcript from the first trial to use.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:52:43 ESTEfforts to overhaul criminal-justice laws have been a hot topic in Washington and a rare spot of bipartisan agreement. But advocates of easing laws that have led to the nation’s high incarceration rates are struggling to figure out President-elect Donald Trump’s views on the subject.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:53:48 ESTA federal judge ruled Friday that Dylann Roof, the South Carolina man accused of killing nine black worshipers at a Charleston, S.C., church last year, is competent to stand trial.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:44:31 ESTThe U.S. Department of Justice announced that two major contractors at the cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear-weapons site have agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations they had made false statements to the government and provided deficient materials and services.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:44:40 ESTAttorneys for the U.S. House of Representatives asked a federal court to delay a lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, citing negotiations with President-elect Donald Trump over the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:26:39 ESTThe Justice Department and health insurer Anthem Inc. each sought to score points Tuesday when Cigna Corp. Chief Executive David Cordani took the witness stand in a trial that will determine the fate of the two companies’ proposed merger.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:39:05 ESTThe rate of felony convictions of Baltimore’s top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby dropped soon after she took office in January 2015, and the lower rate has persisted at a time of increased violent crime.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:46:11 ESTFederal authorities arrested a Brooklyn man accused of attempting to join Islamic State, who they said was recorded plotting an attack on Times Square.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:45:39 ESTAlly Financial Inc. said it will pay $52 million under a settlement related to Residential Capital LLC mortgage-backed securities.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:20:55 ESTThe Justice Department and Anthem Inc. kicked off an antitrust trial by presenting starkly different visions of the health insurer’s proposed Cigna acquisition, vying to set the terms in a proceeding with high stakes for both companies.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:33:39 ESTAn anorexic woman who weighs 69 pounds can refuse force-feedings, a New Jersey superior court judge ruled. The woman told the court that she doesn’t want food or water and wants to enter palliative care.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:06:01 ESTPlatinum Partners’ flagship hedge fund secured a legal shield that puts on-hold litigation accusing the troubled fund of looting Texas oil and gas company Black Elk Energy Offshore.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:07:49 ESTThe trial starts Monday in the Justice Department’s challenge to health insurer Anthem’s $48 billion acquisition of reluctant partner Cigna, a case that could produce unusual courtroom drama.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:16:20 ESTPresident Barack Obama said he advised Donald Trump to secure a strong White House counsel to avoid any possible conflicts of interest generated by the president-elect’s global business interests.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 21:20:37 ESTRoyal Dutch Shell fights lawsuits this coming week in London and the Netherlands over its environmental record in Nigeria, highlighting problems the company faces as it tries to pivot away from the West African nation.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:18:34 ESTThe famed litigator and his law firm stopped doing work for Theranos after disagreeing about how to handle government investigations of the blood-testing company.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:47:33 ESTHyperloop One Inc. has settled litigation involving a co-founder and other employees, the high-speed transportation startup said Friday.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:22:47 ESTFederal prosecutors filed charges against former Valeant executive Gary Tanner and former Philidor Chief Executive Andrew Davenport, alleging they engaged in a multimillion-dollar fraud and kickback scheme.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:38:27 ESTThe Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a legally armed black motorist during a traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:28:07 ESTA federal judge in Minneapolis gave a wide range of sentences to nine men convicted of supporting Islamic State, reflecting the tough balance for judges between punishment and rehabilitation when sentencing young terrorist sympathizers.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:59:29 ESTA federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Wednesday that effectively kills a federal labor rule created to give unions and workers more insight into talks employers have with legal counsel about thwarting union organizing campaigns.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:15:10 ESTDozens of former writers and editors at Gawker will receive a legal shield designed to protect them from lawsuits arising from stories they wrote for the entertainment and gossip website in return for backing a liquidation plan.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:57:37 ESTPolice named Indonesia’s most prominent Christian politician as a suspect in a blasphemy case, threatening a reputation for religious tolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:45:14 ESTManhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara defended his office’s pursuit of insider trading and said the Supreme Court may soon make it easier for his prosecutors to pursue such cases.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:24:47 ESTA top Turkish government official recently met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and told her the prosecution of Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab was “based on no evidence,” according to a court filing unsealed Tuesday.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:28:19 ESTTwo former corporate investigators sued GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday, alleging that the drugmaker hired them under false pretenses that led the pair to be imprisoned in China.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:05:45 ESTA Georgia appeals court upheld $40 million in legal damages against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stemming from a Jeep fire that killed a 4-year-old boy.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:33:38 ESTAmazon.com Inc. this week filed lawsuits targeting sellers allegedly listing counterfeit goods on its website, publicly cracking down on an issue that has caused increasing friction.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:46:15 ESTFamilies of some of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting asked the Connecticut Supreme Court to hear an appeal on a ruling that dismissed their claims against the companies involved in the making and selling of the gun used in the attack.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:48:27 ESTThe vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court may be the most talked-about empty seat in the federal judiciary, but dozens more await Donald Trump and his White House throughout the lower courts.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:48:41 ESTFederal investigations with ties to public officials probably will move forward in the Trump administration, although the types of cases that the U.S. Justice Department will pursue over the longer term is more uncertain
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:48:54 ESTAmid a contentious presidential campaign, a civics videogame from a group founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor got a lot of play in New York and New Jersey classrooms.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 23:14:09 ESTCases already in the court’s pipeline are likely to be removed as the Trump administration reverses policies advanced under President Obama, even before the Republican nominates a successor to fill Justice Scalia’s seat.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:29:17 ESTMore than a year after Michigan officials began addressing lead-tainted drinking water in Flint, a federal judge ordered that the state and city must deliver bottled water to residents.