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  • Olivia de Havilland asks court to revive "Feud" lawsuit

    Olivia de Havilland asks court to revive "Feud" lawsuit

    National Court News 05/03/2018

    Olivia de Havilland has asked the California Supreme Court to revive her lawsuit against the FX Networks show "Feud: Bette and Joan."Lawyers for the 101-year-old actress filed the appeal Friday, asking the court to reverse an appeals court decision i...

  • Australian cardinal back in court on sex abuse charges

    Australian cardinal back in court on sex abuse charges

    Litigation Reports 05/02/2018

    Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, arrived Wednesday for an appearance in a Melbourne court where he will eventually stand trial on sexual abuse charges spanning de...

  • Climate change lawsuit filed by Alaska youth goes to court

    Climate change lawsuit filed by Alaska youth goes to court

    National Court News 05/01/2018

    The state has argued in court that a climate change lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaska residents should be thrown out because climate policies must be decided by the state Legislature and the executive branch, not the courts.The state and plaintiffs ar...

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Litigation Reports 04/30/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the case of a Missouri death row inmate who says his rare medical condition could cause him to choke on his own blood during an execution.The justices said they would hear the appeal of inmate Russell Bucklew...

  •   Bakery appeals to UK Supreme Court in gay-rights cake case

    Bakery appeals to UK Supreme Court in gay-rights cake case

    Featured Articles 04/30/2018

    A bakery owned by a Christian family asked Britain's Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling that it discriminated against a gay customer for refusing to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage.Ashers Baking Co. in Northern Ireland refused in ...

  • Ford fined by Australian court for mishandling complaints

    Ford fined by Australian court for mishandling complaints

    Legal Compliance 04/26/2018

    Ford Motor Co.'s Australian subsidiary has been fined 10 million Australian dollars ($7.6 million) for mishandling customer complaints about faulty automatic transmissions in thousands of cars.The fine in the Federal Court on Thursday equals the larg...

  • Taxpayer tab for law firm overseeing Atlantic City hits $4.8M

    Taxpayer tab for law firm overseeing Atlantic City hits $4.8M

    Litigation Reports 04/21/2018

    New Jersey taxpayers' tab for the takeover of Atlantic City has reached about $5 million in fees from the law firm former Gov. Chris Christie picked to oversee the gambling resort.Records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show the firm of Chi...

  • Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

    Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

    Litigation Reports 04/21/2018

    Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Co...

  • Court won't reconsider making public family slain autopsies

    Court won't reconsider making public family slain autopsies

    National Court News 04/16/2018

    The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday once again rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members.The court ruled 5-2 without comment against reconsidering its December decision that the Pike County co...

  • Trump seems likely to win travel ban case at Supreme Court

    Trump seems likely to win travel ban case at Supreme Court

    Legal Compliance 04/16/2018

    President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban's challengers a...

  • Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Legal Compliance 04/11/2018

    Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipp...

  • High court worries about abandoning online sales tax rule

    High court worries about abandoning online sales tax rule

    Legal Compliance 04/11/2018

    The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don't always get charged sales tax when they hit "checkout" online.The justices were hearing arguments in a case that deals with how businesses collect s...