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  • Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Legal World 11/24/2018

    Quoting the Cincinnati Reds’ long-time play-by-play announcer, the Ohio Supreme Court declared Tuesday that “this one belongs to the Reds.”The state’s high court ruled 5-2 that the Major League Baseball franchise is exempt fro...

  •  Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland

    Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland

    Legal World 09/14/2018

    A Spanish court on Tuesday rejected a request to extradite a former HSBC employee to serve a five-year prison sentence in Switzerland, where he was convicted for leaking a massive trove of bank data that led to tax evasion probes worldwide.The ruling...

  • Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Legal World 06/30/2018

    It can start with a couple of traffic tickets. Unable to pay the tickets right away, a driver becomes saddled with late fees, fines and court costs. Soon, the driver may be taken off the road indefinitely.More than 40 states allow the suspension of d...

  • USCIS Redesigns Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

    USCIS Redesigns Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

    Legal World 06/17/2018

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization today, following a successful pilot in four USCIS field offices and one service center. The redesign of these eight certificates...

  • Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Legal World 05/14/2018

    In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events.But the Trump admi...

  • High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    Legal World 03/30/2017

    The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit ...

  • Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Legal World 03/01/2017

    Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in h...

  • El Salvador court takes up case on ex-president's finances

    El Salvador court takes up case on ex-president's finances

    Legal World 05/09/2016

    A court in El Salvador has agreed to consider a civil case against former President Mauricio Funes, his wife and one of his sons for possible illicit enrichment. The San Salvador court press office said Saturday that several government institutions h...

  • RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick

    RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick

    Legal World 03/19/2016

    The Republican Party is launching a campaign to try to derail President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, teaming up with a conservative opposition research group to target vulnerable Democrats and impugn whomever Obama picks. A task force...

  • Quaid expected in Vermont court to face charge

    Quaid expected in Vermont court to face charge

    Legal World 10/12/2015

    Actor Randy Quaid is expected to be arraigned in Vermont in connection with a California vandalism case. The 65-year-old Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada. He was detained by troopers i...

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Legal World 12/04/2014

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday. Ginsburg, 81, experienced discomfort during exercise with a...

  • Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    Legal World 05/27/2014

    A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA repor...

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