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  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over Rosa Parks coat

    Supreme Court rejects appeal over Rosa Parks coat

    Business Law 05/11/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a dispute over a coat that belonged to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.The court rejected an appeal Monday. A lawyer for the trustee of Parks' estate says relatives reneged on a deal to turn over a wool coa...

  • As Tesla heads to court, shares fall as deliveries slow

    As Tesla heads to court, shares fall as deliveries slow

    Business Law 04/03/2019

    Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is back in the spotlight for saying something when perhaps he should have remained quiet.A federal judge will hear oral arguments Thursday about whether Musk should be held in contempt of court for violating an agreement with th...

  • High court won’t referee dispute over Michael Jordan images

    High court won’t referee dispute over Michael Jordan images

    Business Law 03/25/2019

    The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings for the athletic apparel maker will sta...

  • Justices spurn Georgia inmate, despite juror’s racial slurs

    Justices spurn Georgia inmate, despite juror’s racial slurs

    Business Law 03/18/2019

    The Supreme Court is rejecting a new appeal from a Georgia death row inmate, despite evidence that a juror in his capital case used racial slurs.The high court had previously blocked the execution of Georgia inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. But the justice...

  • Fight over report on Wynn allegations back in court Jan. 4

    Fight over report on Wynn allegations back in court Jan. 4

    Business Law 12/20/2018

    The fight over a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report on allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn will be back in a Nevada courtroom next month.Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez on Thursday set a Jan. 4 c...

  • Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Business Law 11/17/2018

    Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normali...

  • Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

    Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

    Business Law 10/12/2018

    Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that cast doubt on the account one of his three accusers provided to the grand jury.The development was a...

  • Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

    Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

    Business Law 08/16/2018

    A federal appeals court says a Louisiana court rightly dismissed a deputy's lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter and several leaders of inciting violence that led to a deadly 2016 attack on law enforcement officers.The Advocate reports a three-judge p...

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

    Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    Business Law 07/17/2018

    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...

  • California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    Business Law 07/03/2018

    Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be ...

  • Court program in Dona Ana County focuses on veterans

    Court program in Dona Ana County focuses on veterans

    Business Law 05/29/2018

    A new court program has opened in Dona Ana County that focuses on the substance abuse and mental health issues facing military veterans who have been charged with non-violent crimes.Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the first hearing in the 3rd Judici...

  • The Latest: Louisiana oil pipeline's impact debated in court

    The Latest: Louisiana oil pipeline's impact debated in court

    Business Law 04/27/2018

    A court hearing over whether construction of a crude oil pipeline in an environmentally fragile Louisiana swamp will continue focused on whether enough would be done to make up for environmental impacts from the project.An attorney for Bayou Bridge P...

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