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  • Alaska Supreme Court won't block Medicaid expansion

    Alaska Supreme Court won't block Medicaid expansion

    Ethics 09/02/2015

    Thousands of lower-income Alaskans will become eligible for Medicaid after the Alaska Supreme Court on Monday refused to temporarily block the state from expanding the health care program. The win capped a big day for Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, who ear...

  • Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom

    Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom

    Ethics 07/13/2015

    The federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday. The case involves a group of...

  • Ousted Egypt leader's lawyers protest court cage

    Ousted Egypt leader's lawyers protest court cage

    Ethics 02/18/2014

    Lawyers for Egypt's ousted president and his co-defendants walked out of court on Sunday to protest the soundproof glass cage in which defendants are held during proceedings, state TV reported. It said judge Shaaban el-Shamy ordered a recess after th...

  • IMF head Lagarde in court in fraud probe

    IMF head Lagarde in court in fraud probe

    Ethics 05/21/2013

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is facing questions at a special Paris court Thursday over her role in the 400 million euro ($520 million) pay-off to a controversial businessman when she was France's finance minister. The court he...

  • Japan whistleblower sidelined despite court ruling

    Japan whistleblower sidelined despite court ruling

    Ethics 07/11/2012

    An employee at Japanese medical equipment maker Olympus said Wednesdaythat his humiliating treatment has not changed despite a Supreme Courtruling that his demotion for whistleblowing was illegal.Masaharu Hamada said he is still isolated in the offic...

  • Guilty plea in NY 'mini-al Qaida' cell case

    Guilty plea in NY 'mini-al Qaida' cell case

    Ethics 06/19/2012

    A New Yorker accused of trying to start what prosecutors called "a mini al-Qaida cell" pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization. An indictment had alleged that Wesam El-Hanafi p...

  • Ex-Va attorney convicted in law firm embezzlement

    Ex-Va attorney convicted in law firm embezzlement

    Ethics 09/08/2011

    A former attorney has been convicted of embezzling at least $450,000 from the law firm where she worked. Henrico County Circuit Judge L.A. Harris Jr. on Friday found Kyle C. Leftwich guilty of eight counts of embezzlement in a scheme to divert funds ...

  • NY lawyers: Affair with boss led to inside trades

    NY lawyers: Affair with boss led to inside trades

    Ethics 06/13/2011

    Lawyers for a woman blamed by an insider trading co-defendant for using pillow talk to get inside secrets faulted her boss on Monday, saying he bullied her during a 20-year affair to make her get illegal secrets for him. The lawyers, seeking leniency...

  • SD Supreme Court disciplines circuit judge

    SD Supreme Court disciplines circuit judge

    Ethics 05/18/2011

    The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that Circuit Judge A.P. "Pete" Fuller of Rapid City must retire or undergo a six-month suspension followed by strict probation for misconduct that involved mistreating lawyers, court personnel and others. The ...

  • California teachers call for week of budget protests

    California teachers call for week of budget protests

    Ethics 05/08/2011

    Facing the threat of mass layoffs, larger class sizes and the elimination of myriad programs, thousands of California teachers are expected to take part in a weeklong series of rallies and sit-ins at the Capitol and throughout the state to protest po...

  • Conn. high court to hear immigrant benefits case

    Conn. high court to hear immigrant benefits case

    Ethics 11/28/2010

    The Connecticut Supreme Court will be hearing arguments in a case where state lawmakers voted to end medical benefits for some impoverished legal immigrants. The justices are set to hear the case Tuesday. A Hartford Superior Court judge ruled in Dece...

  • Investors Take Madoff to Bankruptcy Court

    Investors Take Madoff to Bankruptcy Court

    Ethics 04/18/2009

    A small group of investors took Bernard Madoff to bankruptcy court onMonday, saying the disgraced financier bilked them out of nearly $64million. A Manhattan judge cleared the way for the newly filed Chapter 7petition last week by granting a request ...