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  • Heather loses court judgment appeal

    Heather loses court judgment appeal

    Recent Cases 03/18/2008

    Heather Mills has failed to stop publication of a divorce judgment highly critical of her as a witness and her financial claims against Sir Paul McCartney.Mr Justice Bennett said her evidence was "not just inconsistent and inaccurate but also less th...

  • Court Will Decide Wash. Shooting Case

    Court Will Decide Wash. Shooting Case

    Recent Cases 03/17/2008

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider reinstating the murder conviction of the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that horrified Seattle in 1994.The court will hear arguments in the fall in the case of Cesar Sarausad II. He was convicte...

  • Court to Take Up Voting Rights Suit

    Court to Take Up Voting Rights Suit

    Recent Cases 03/17/2008

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide a potentially important voting rights case and whether crime lab reports can be used as trial evidence without the testimony of analysts who prepared them.In a case from North Ca...

  • Palo Alto loses legal battle over police brutality

    Palo Alto loses legal battle over police brutality

    Recent Cases 03/14/2008

    The city of Palo Alto on Wednesday lost an 11-year legal battle over whether police officers violated a man's civil rights and now faces the prospect of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to finally settle the case. The California Supreme Court ...

  • MasterCard "welcomes" dismissal of antitrust suit

    MasterCard "welcomes" dismissal of antitrust suit

    Recent Cases 03/13/2008

    MasterCard International said on Thursday it welcomed a U.S. appeals court's dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit by a group of merchants claiming that the company, Visa USA and three banks had conspired to set fees charged to businesses for credit card...

  • Lawyer says imprisoned man innocent

    Lawyer says imprisoned man innocent

    Recent Cases 03/11/2008

    A lawyer says a man imprisoned for killing another man at a Chicago McDonald's 26 years ago is innocent and he may get a new trial. Alton Logan was sentenced to life in prison as an accomplice in the 1982 killing. The alleged shooter, Edward Hope, re...

  • Justice often slow for elder crimes

    Justice often slow for elder crimes

    Recent Cases 03/09/2008

    So far, Mary Morris has spent three years and $73,000 to get back just part of the $475,000 that was withdrawn from her mother's accounts by the relative who was overseeing the elderly woman's affairs. Morris' mother agreed, three years before she di...

  • D.C. Gun Case Draws Crowd of High Court 'Friends'

    D.C. Gun Case Draws Crowd of High Court 'Friends'

    Recent Cases 03/08/2008

    [##_1L|1408982622.jpg|width="131" height="91" alt=""|_##]With the Supreme Court examining for the first time in 70 years the right to bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment, a group of gay and transgender gun owners called the Pink Pistols coul...

  • AutoAdmit defendant sues Yalies

    AutoAdmit defendant sues Yalies

    Recent Cases 03/06/2008

    When three Yale Law School students were targeted by sexually explicit and derogatory posts in the online legal chatroom AutoAdmit in 2005, two of them took their case to court. Now the people they sued are firing back. Anthony Ciolli, a former AutoA...

  • Judge to let Qualcomm outside lawyers speak out

    Judge to let Qualcomm outside lawyers speak out

    Recent Cases 03/06/2008

    Qualcomm Inc's outside lawyers, who may face disciplinary action for discovery violations, can defend themselves in court even if it means revealing information Qualcomm previously resisted disclosing, according to a ruling by a U.S. judge.In January...

  • Four local lawyers face discipline

    Four local lawyers face discipline

    Recent Cases 03/06/2008

    The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined 30 attorneys, including four in Tampa Bay. Terence John Daly of Tampa was suspended for two years retroactive to June 7, according to a Jan. 10 court order. Daly allegedly did not communicate with clients, fa...

  • Legal Services Are Available To Disaster Applicants

    Legal Services Are Available To Disaster Applicants

    Recent Cases 03/05/2008

    Through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ), the American Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division and the State Bar of Kentucky, free legal services are available to low-income dis...