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  • Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

    Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

    Breaking Legal News 05/26/2020

    Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by energy companies and rul...

  • High court allows bigger award in 1998 embassy bombing case

    High court allows bigger award in 1998 embassy bombing case

    Breaking Legal News 05/18/2020

    The Supreme Court is allowing a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings by al-Qaida of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Despite the court’s ruling, however, it’s unlikely the victims will ev...

  • India's top court grants equal rights to women in army

    India's top court grants equal rights to women in army

    Breaking Legal News 02/17/2020

    India’s top court on Monday ordered the federal government to grant permanent commission and command positions to female officers in the army on par with men, asserting that the government's arguments against the policy were based on gender ste...

  • Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case

    Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case

    Breaking Legal News 06/03/2019

    Sporting a gray suit and glasses, Kevin Spacey appeared Monday at a Massachusetts courthouse where a judge is set to hold a hearing in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar in 2016.Spacey’s appearance c...

  • Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Breaking Legal News 11/26/2018

    Alec Baldwin appeared in a New York court on Monday after being accused of striking a man in the face over a parking space.The 60-year-old actor said nothing as he was arraigned on misdemeanor and violation-level charges. He has previously stated tha...

  • Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Breaking Legal News 10/30/2018

    India's top court on Wednesday ordered the government to provide pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France.The court said the government must bring details of the decision-making process of the deal into the public domain, ex...

  • Condemned inmate's last meal includes pancakes

    Condemned inmate's last meal includes pancakes

    Breaking Legal News 10/26/2018

    A South Dakota inmate facing execution has received a last meal that included pancakes, waffles, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs and French fries.South Dakota's attorney general says the state Supreme Court has rejected two motions to stop the exec...

  • UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

    UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

    Breaking Legal News 10/02/2018

    The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety.The ruling by the International Court of Justice is...

  • German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

    German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

    Breaking Legal News 08/21/2018

    A German court has ruled that public broadcaster ZDF can’t be forced to post a specifically worded apology demanded by a Polish court for erroneously calling two World War II Nazi camps “Polish death camps.”ZDF used that wording in ...

  • Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Breaking Legal News 06/12/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law int...

  • Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Breaking Legal News 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...

  • Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Breaking Legal News 02/22/2018

    A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying th...

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