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  • Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Class Action 07/19/2018

    British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, wh...

  • Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    Legal Outlook 07/19/2018

    Maine's high court is weighing whether to allow the LePage administration to continue to block federal funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion.    Justices on Wednesday heard the administration's arguments against a court order r...

  • Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Civil Rights 07/17/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and d...

  •  Rebel Wilson back in Australian courts in defamation appeal

    Rebel Wilson back in Australian courts in defamation appeal

    Legal Business News 07/17/2018

    Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia's highest court to increase the comic actress's payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher.The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids" movies, was awarded in Sep...

  • 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...

  • India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

    India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

    Court Watch 07/12/2018

    India's highest court on Tuesday asked the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in lynchings and mob violence fueled mostly by rumors that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef...

  • Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Family Law 07/12/2018

    In 2016, Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts was looking for office space for newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright. They got two offers: One would cost more than $59,000 a year and require extensive renovations. The other space w...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Consumer Rights 07/11/2018

    A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case.Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she ...

  • Courts finds suspect in neo-Nazi trial guilty of 10 killings

    Courts finds suspect in neo-Nazi trial guilty of 10 killings

    Legal Business 07/09/2018

    A German court on Wednesday found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty over the killing of 10 people - most of them migrants - who were gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that shocked Germany and prompted accusations of...

  • Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

    Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

    Civil Rights 07/07/2018

    President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.Trump's top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy C...

  • Wisconsin court to rule on conservative professor's firing

    Wisconsin court to rule on conservative professor's firing

    Legal Business News 07/06/2018

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on whether Marquette University was correct to fire a conservative professor who wrote a blog post criticizing a student instructor he believed shut down discussion against gay marriage.John McAdams sued the...