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  •  Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    U.S. Court News 10/27/2018

    In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The l...

  • EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    U.S. Court News 10/17/2018

    The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges ...

  • Top French court to rule on faulty breast implant scandal

    Top French court to rule on faulty breast implant scandal

    U.S. Court News 10/08/2018

    France's top court is ruling Wednesday in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.The decision is the latest in a years-long legal drama that has potential im...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    U.S. Court News 09/18/2018

    The wife of a gunman killed after he opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building Wednesday said in a social media post that she was OK but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting.Crystal Dowdell, 39, posted on her Facebook accou...

  • Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

    Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

    U.S. Court News 09/09/2018

    A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.A Santa Barbara County jury...

  • Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    U.S. Court News 09/08/2018

    Senators began the fourth and final day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, but with the nominee finished answering questions the day they seemed unlikely to alter his path to confirmation.Senate Democrats worked into the...

  • Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

    Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

    U.S. Court News 08/30/2018

    A court in Cambodia has extended by six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, the leader of the now-dissolved main opposition party who already has been held for a year on a treason charge.One of Kem Sokha's lawyers says the court ruled Thursd...

  • Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virgi

    Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virgi

    U.S. Court News 08/27/2018

    The current chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia has been elected to a second term in that role.The court said in a news release Tuesday that the justices re-elected Donald W. Lemons as chief justice. His second term will begin Jan. 1, 2019...

  • Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    U.S. Court News 08/25/2018

    Israel's Supreme Court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to three years in prison for securities fraud.The court ruled Wednesday that former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner will begin serving his pr...

  • N Carolina Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

    N Carolina Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

    U.S. Court News 08/13/2018

    A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate's lawsuit against Republican legislators over a law preventing him from having his party listed on November ballots is returning to court.A judge scheduled a Wake County hearing Monday to consider requests by ...

  • Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    U.S. Court News 07/15/2018

    A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it.The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean...

  • Court says convicted serial rapist should be released

    Court says convicted serial rapist should be released

    U.S. Court News 07/14/2018

    A convicted serial rapist should be allowed to be released into the community under supervision, the Minnesota state Court of Appeals ruled Monday, saying the state did not prove by clear and convincing evidence that Thomas Duvall should remain in tr...