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2018/01/01   Western powers warn Kosovo on changing war crimes court law
2017/12/28   Myanmar court extends detention for 2 Reuters reporters
2017/11/21   Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family
2017/11/03   Top German court strengthens intersex identity rights
2017/09/20   Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization
2017/09/18   Indian court sentences 2 men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts
2017/08/22   Raise drives justices to slash funding for advisory council
2017/08/19   French Designer Wins Court Case in Dispute with Brad Pitt
2017/07/07   Court: Energy firm can pass $55M cleanup costs
2017/06/19   Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps
2017/06/17   After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial
2017/06/13   West Virginia high court excludes inmates from workers' comp
2017/06/06   Court to hear challenge to speed up California executions
2017/04/30   Idaho Judicial Council accepting applications for high court
2017/04/01   Democrats tighten opposition of high court pick
2017/03/06   NC governor, legislature head to court in power showdown
2017/01/26   Driver due in court in Cleveland officer's hit-and-run death
2017/01/24   Kyrgyz court confirms life sentence for journalist
2017/01/19   Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house
2017/01/18   Court ponders mass murderer Breivik's prison conditions
2017/01/16   Court ponders mass murderer Breivik's prison conditions
2017/01/15   Supreme Court considers suit over 2001 detention of Muslims
2016/12/20   Court to unseal Clinton email search warrant
2016/09/08   High court temporarily blocks subpoena over sex ads
2016/09/05   Stepmom of scalded boy who died pleads guilty to murder
2016/08/14   Ex-officer charged in death of black motorist back in court
2016/06/09   Bollywood filmmaker challenges censoring of drug-abuse film
2016/05/25   Hulk Hogan, Gawker back in court in Florida
2016/05/23   US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law
2016/04/25   Stoddard firefighter charged with arson due in court
2016/03/28   Supreme Court rejects Blagojevich appeal in corruption case
2016/03/25   'Bogus beggar' pleads guilty to fraud charges
2016/01/20   High court will hear Microsoft appeal over Xbox lawsuit
2015/12/25   Jeffrey Dahmer's lawyer suspended by Supreme Court
2015/11/17   Snowboarders fight ban at Utah resort in appeals court
2015/11/06   Kansas Supreme Court to take up school funding case
2015/11/03   Supreme Court troubled by DA's rejection of black jurors
2015/10/12   Georgia man accused in hot car death to appear in court
2015/09/21   Court documents quantify impact of gay marriage in Kansas
2015/08/03   Republicans reject governor's pick for Va. Supreme Court
2015/07/20   Wife says Chinese rights lawyer being denied legal counsel
2015/07/12   Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom
2015/07/06   Legal public nudity; cattle rustling; sheriff pays tax
2015/06/22   High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional
2015/06/13   Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant
2015/06/04   Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case
2015/05/18   Court: State can’t order unions, companies to reach binding contracts
2015/05/16   Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists
2014/10/28   Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy
2013/07/23   Pitt schools segregation lawsuit in federal court
2013/05/24   Oil leasing dispute heads to federal court
2012/10/10   Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretap case
2012/09/29   High court uphold WV congressional districts
2012/08/10   NJ court upholds decal law for young drivers
2012/03/01   Back Pay Award Reduced Based on Laches in Class Action
2012/02/29   Indianapolis Business & Corporate Law Firm
2012/02/24   Indianapolis Business & Corporate Law Firm
2012/02/22   A Class Action Has Been Filed Against GNC
2012/02/21   Indianapolis Business Litigation Law Firm - Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP
2012/02/20   Israel top court takes Palestinian detainee appeal
2012/02/13   Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Firm - Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP
2012/02/02   Miss. high court takes ex-gov pardons case
2012/01/23   US high court: warrant needed for GPS tracking
2012/01/12   Sanford Wittels & Heisler Files Employment Class Action
2012/01/11   Judge halts killer's Ohio execution, scolds state
2012/01/09   Texas electoral maps at issue before Supreme Court
2012/01/02   Chief justice defends court's impartiality
2011/12/30   Federal judge blocks Calif. low-carbon fuels rule
2011/12/28   Appeals court upholds convictions in Fort Dix plot
2011/12/26   Supreme Court rejects Hessler appeal
2011/12/16   Phil Spector to take appeal to US Supreme Court
2011/12/16   Wall St. seeks dismissal of Ala. record bankruptcy
2011/12/15   Previously announced class action settlement approved
2011/12/14   Next ICC prosecutor warns against sex crimes
2011/12/12   City Council in Pa. capital again seeks bankruptcy
2011/12/09   Appeals court blocks cement plant pollution rule
2011/12/07   Blagojevich team says he's guilty, asks for mercy
2011/12/06   ICC seeks information from Libya on Seif al-Islam
2011/12/05   Court: Assange can continue extradition fight
2011/12/01   Man tied to Ohio Craigslist case appears in court
2011/11/29   Calif. salon shooting suspect due for arraignment
2011/11/28   US court won't block its Texas redistricting map
2011/11/22   NY top court clears probe of inflated appraisals
2011/11/20   Texas AG blasts court's redistricting maps
2011/11/19   Federal court issues new political maps for Texas
2011/11/18   Fla. hired law firm with ties to Gov. Scott
2011/11/07   Corzine steps down at collapsed firm, hires lawyer
2011/11/03   High court considers Ga. suit over false testimony
2011/11/02   Court unlikely to allow private prison to be sued
2011/10/26   Justices could talk health care cases on Nov. 10
2011/10/25   US appeals court upholds roadless rule in forests
2011/10/22   Indiana, Planned Parenthood in court over funding
2011/10/21   Artists sue auction houses over royalties law
2011/10/18   Arpaio to testify about failed investigations
2011/10/18   Minn. appeals court upholds $1M U verdict
2011/10/14   SEC backs ban on banks trading for own profit
2011/10/06   Scott Cole & Associates Announces Update for Class Action
2011/10/05   Hogan to be new courts administrative officer
2011/10/04   Court turns away appeal over commandments display
2011/09/16   Class Action Filed Against Former, Current A&P Execs
2011/09/08   Court tosses Sivak's death sentence
2011/08/25   Lawyers wrap up Int'l Court's first trial
2011/08/21   Federal court rejects Houston cop killer's appeal
2011/08/19   Drug company lawyer taped trying to foil lawsuit
2011/08/15   Nigerian who allegedly scammed 80 law firms, lawyers out of $31M extradited to US
2011/08/12   Miss. judge suspended for misconduct
2011/08/10   New hearings sought in Chicago police torture case
2011/08/09   Pozen says Texas court upholds Treximet patents
2011/08/09   Once-exonerated Conn. man ordered back to prison
2011/08/05   Lawyer pleads guilty to $47 million Ponzi scheme
2011/08/03   Buffalo city lawmakers irked by law firm's TV ad
2011/07/28   Health care lawsuit reaches Supreme Court
2011/07/26   Class action lawsuit filed over Antero drilling
2011/07/26   NJ court rules against son in Plain estate dispute
2011/07/25   Court denies motion to stop Loughner medication
2011/07/15   High court sets oral arguments in campaign lawsuit
2011/07/11   Law Firm To Collect $35M In Forfeited Bonds
2011/07/11   Lawyer defends Nevada truck firm in Amtrak crash
2011/07/05   Borrowers sue over apparent loan mod mishaps
2011/06/28   BofA Near $8.5B Deal to Settle Big Investors' Claims
2011/06/24   Toyota class action suit to start with Utah case
2011/06/24   Casino owner cited in complaint against Ala. judge
2011/06/20   Mont. Supreme Court rules against Paws Up
2011/05/17   Ala. chief justice warns more court layoffs coming
2011/05/04   Trump real estate courses didn't deliver, suit says
2011/04/25   High court rejects quick review of health care law
2011/04/18   Democrats criticize hiring of firm for House remap
2011/04/04   Patrick to nominate justice to Mass. high court
2011/03/04   Disgraced Pa. judge wants convictions tossed
2011/02/11   Judge affirms $7.3M verdict against law firm
2010/12/15   Lawsuit seeks to keep 3 Iowa justices on bench
2010/12/03   Transit expert lawyers to help NJ fight tunnel tab
2010/11/28   $450m class action launched against NAB
2010/11/02   Court Appoints Lawyer for Bernard Kilpatrick
2010/10/04   New Supreme Court term opens with Kagan aboard
2010/09/27   Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP
2010/09/16   Man who tried to fake death pleads guilty to fraud
2010/08/30   DOJ's elite Public Integrity unit gets new leader
2010/08/17   DUI Life Sentence Stirs Debate About Alcoholism
2010/08/09   Children in Dependency Proceedings Need Lawyers
2010/07/29   2 re-sentencings ordered in $1.9B Ohio fraud case
2010/07/20   Wis. justices uphold ex-Jesuit priest's conviction
2010/07/05   Law firm merger activity picks up
2010/06/28   Ore. trial court to reconsider $100M tobacco case
2010/06/21   Securities Fraud Liability May Hit More Defendants
2010/06/16   Law firm: BP claims form flawed
2010/06/10   Court OKs Calif. city's day laborer crackdown
2010/05/24   Appeals court rules against Bagram detainees
2010/05/17   CANCER CLUSTER TRIAL APPROACHES
2010/04/28   US lawmaker urges action on Russian lawyer's death
2010/04/19   The Shuman Investigates Ormat Technologies Inc.
2010/04/16   Wash. court: Illegal worker status inadmissible
2010/04/14   Law firms seek to represent dead miners' families
2010/04/12   Law firm Mayer Brown lays off more lawyers
2010/04/12   BofA Merrill, Knight Capital, Franklin Templeton
2010/02/25   Law firm 'in contempt' over MP legal threat
2010/02/13   Stigma of home-based firms disappearing as trend grows
2010/01/30   ‘America’s Best Law Firms’ Rankings Are Coming in 2010
2010/01/12   Simmons rated as UK's most gay-friendly firm
2010/01/06   Law firm mergers down 24 percent in 2009
2009/12/23   Judge orders new trial in Chicago patronage case
2009/12/07   Lyondell settles lawsuit brought by unsecured creditors
2009/11/23   Pension drops lawsuit against ACS over Xerox buy
2009/11/02   Jury Rules Against Blue Nile in $60.1 Million Lawsuit
2009/09/28   Burford Capital In GBP200M IPO For Lawsuit Funding
2009/07/16   Goldman Sachs Backs Off Blogger
2009/05/26   Sotomayor nominated to high court
2009/05/26   Recession cuts law firm growth
2009/05/14   Students who paid to attend inauguration sue
2009/05/07   Study Predicts 5 Percent Growth in Legal Spending
2009/04/22   Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches
2009/02/23   Munger, Tolles & Olson Retains Clearwell to lower costs
2009/02/05   Sidley Austin Receives Commitment to Justice Award
2008/12/17   Court: No obligation for company to give teen drug
2008/12/15   NJ Sen. Lautenberg among potential fraud victims
2008/12/01   Court revives Ariz. tribes lawsuit over research
2008/10/30   Anti-gay-marriage groups look for Ariz. redemption
2008/06/21   Supreme Court to review decision on Navy sonar use
2008/04/14   Top Law Schools Tighten Hold on NLJ 250 Firms
2008/03/25   Is Schwarzenegger Serious About Taxing Lawyers?
2008/03/24   Attorney Is Disbarred for the Second Time
2008/03/17   High Court Agrees to Hear Indecency Case
2008/03/13   Attorney General To Argue a Case Before High Court
2008/03/05   Touro chief says law school not for sale
2008/03/05   California Supreme Court in gay marriage storm
2008/03/04   Ex-Alaska Governor's top aide to plead guilty
2008/03/04   Louisiana's new AG probes Foti's last-stand lawsuits
2008/03/03   Campton Hills pays $124,000 to lawyers
2008/03/03   Justices reject appeal by Adelphia founder, son
2008/03/02   Peloton hedge fund to liquidate and close shop
2008/02/28   Law Firm Warns Of Looming Katrina Lawsuit Deadline
2008/02/25   Four law firms dominate school district services
2008/02/25   Supreme Court to hear car search, tribal land cases
2008/02/23   Top U.S. court backs S.F. health care


Western powers warn Kosovo on changing war crimes court law
Legal Business | 2018/01/01 11:35
Five western nations have warned Kosovo against repealing or amending a law on a war crimes court, saying it would suffer negative consequences "in international and Euro-Atlantic integration."

A statement Thursday from the nations — the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy — said they were "deeply concerned by ongoing efforts to undermine the work of the Specialist Chambers." It called on Kosovo politicians and lawmakers "to abandon any thought of repealing or re-negotiating any aspect of the law ... (because that) calls into question Kosovo's commitment to the rule of law."

In December, a group of Kosovo lawmakers tried to amend the law, seeking to extend its jurisdiction over Serbs, their former adversaries in the 1998-1999 war for independence. The court now has jurisdiction only over potential war crimes suspects who were Kosovo citizens.

"(This move) puts the interests of certain individuals above the interests of Kosovo society. We condemn such a move," the nations said.

Kosovo detached from Yugoslavia following a three-month NATO air war in 1999 to stop a bloody Serbian crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists. It then declared unilateral independence from Serbia in 2008, a move recognized by 114 states but not by Serbia.

The court law was passed in 2015 as a result of U.S. and European pressure on Kosovo's government to confront alleged war crimes that the Kosovo Liberation Army committed against ethnic Serbs.


Myanmar court extends detention for 2 Reuters reporters
Legal Business | 2017/12/28 11:23
A court in Myanmar extended the detention of two Reuters journalists on Wednesday and set their trial for Jan. 10 on charges of violating state secrets.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec. 12 for acquiring "important secret papers" from two policemen. The police officers had worked in Rakhine state, where abuses widely blamed on the military have driven more than 630,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. The charges are are punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

"We are just working as journalists. ... We never violate journalism ethics," Wa Lone told reporters as he and his colleague were led out of a police van into the courtroom in Mingalardon, on the outskirts of Yangon.

Their families wept as they got a chance to see them for the first time since their arrests.

"I want my husband to be free soon. And I trust him that he would never violate the law," said Wa Lone's wife, Pan Ei Mon.

U.S., U.N. and European Union officials are among others calling for their release.

Dozens of Myanmar journalists appeared at the court wearing black shirts as part of a protest against the journalists' arrests.

"We are facing the same kind of harassment under the civilian government as we did under the military government," said Thar Lun Zaung Htet, head of a local pressure group for press freedom. "It is not fair for the two journalists to be charged under the official secrets act because they were doing their job as journalists who tried to get information."

On Tuesday, authorities said they would drop charges against two Singaporean reporters and their local staff working for the Turkish state broadcaster TRT. They were arrested on Oct. 27 for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament building without permission.



Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family
Legal Business | 2017/11/21 13:35
A court deferred ruling Thursday in a case that has exposed a rift within Germany's secretive Albrecht family, owners of the discount supermarket chain Aldi.

The dispute centers on the control over Aldi Nord, which operates in northern Germany and at least eight other European countries.

The widow of late patriarch Berthold Albrecht is contesting changes her husband made before his death in 2012 to the statutes of a family foundation that owns 19.5 percent of Aldi Nord.

A lower court sided with Babette Albrecht and her children, who are pitted against Berthold's brother, Theo Jr., and mother Caecilie Albrecht.

Germany's Manager Magazin recently estimated the Aldi Nord branch of the family's wealth at about 18 billion euros ($21 billion). The Schleswig court said the case would continue Dec. 7.



Top German court strengthens intersex identity rights
Legal Business | 2017/11/03 13:43
Germany’s highest court has decided that people must be allowed to be entered in official records as neither male nor female, saying in a ruling published Wednesday that authorities should create a third identity or scrap gender entries altogether.

The Federal Constitutional Court ruled on a case in which a plaintiff, identified by advocacy group Dritte Option only as Vanja, born in 1989, sought to have their entry in the birth register changed from “female” to “inter/diverse” or “diverse.”

Officials rejected the application on the grounds that the law only allows for children to be registered as male or female, or for the gender to be left blank.

The plaintiff argued that that was a violation of their personal rights. In a three-year legal battle, Vanja provided courts with a genetic analysis showing the plaintiff has one X chromosome but no second sex chromosome. Women have two X chromosomes, while men have one X and one Y chromosome.

The supreme court found that the law protects sexual identity, which has a “key position” in how individuals perceive themselves and are perceived by others. It said that “the sexual identity of those people who can be assigned neither to the male nor the female sex is also protected,” and said the constitution also protects them against discrimination because of their gender. The government has until the end of 2018 to draw up new rules.



Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization
Legal Business | 2017/09/20 10:51
Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations.

A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is seeking relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond - and that its Canadian subsidiary is seeking similar protection through a Canadian court.

Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

The company says separate operations outside the U.S. and Canada, including more than 250 licensed stores and a joint venture partnership in Asia, are not part of the filings.

It emphasizes that its approximately 1,600 locations will remain open, that it will continue to work with suppliers and sell merchandise.


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