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  • Trials delayed for mother, son in Mississippi fraud cases

    Trials delayed for mother, son in Mississippi fraud cases

    Legal World 11/13/2021

    Judges have delayed the state and federal trials of a mother and son charged in one of Mississippi’s largest public corruption cases. State Auditor Shad White has said Nancy New and Zachary New were responsible for misspending millions of dolla...

  • Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal

    Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal

    Legal World 08/16/2021

    An appellate court in Poland on Monday rejected a lawsuit brought against two Holocaust scholars in a case that has been closely watched because it was expected to serve as a precedent for research into the highly sensitive area of Polish behavior to...

  • Court refuses appeal of ex-Cleveland cop who shot Tamir Rice

    Court refuses appeal of ex-Cleveland cop who shot Tamir Rice

    Legal World 07/06/2021

    The Ohio Supreme Court announced on Tuesday it would not consider an appeal over the firing of a white police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland recreation center in 2014. The appeal was filed in April by the Cleve...

  • High court to rule whether to hear Maine school choice case

    High court to rule whether to hear Maine school choice case

    Legal World 06/25/2021

    The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set to decide whether to hear a case filed by Maine families who want to use a state tuition program to send their children to religious schools. The case concerns a Maine Department of Education rule that a...

  • 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...