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  • Colorado funeral home owner sentenced in body sales case

    Colorado funeral home owner sentenced in body sales case

    Personal Injury 01/03/2023

    A Colorado funeral home operator accused of illegally selling body parts and giving clients fake ashes was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday by a federal court judge.Megan Hess received the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to mail fraud i...

  • Rival Libya PM calls for US to release Lockerbie accused

    Rival Libya PM calls for US to release Lockerbie accused

    Personal Injury 12/15/2022

    One of Libya’s rival prime ministers called Tuesday for the release of the former Libyan intelligence officer accused of making the bomb that downed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, killing all onboard, after he surfaced in ...

  • Senate confirms Michelle Childs to DC appeals court

    Senate confirms Michelle Childs to DC appeals court

    Personal Injury 07/20/2022

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of South Carolina jurist Michelle Childs — recently under consideration for a slot on the U.S. Supreme Court — to sit on the federal court typically seen as a proving ground for the nati...

  • Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

    Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

    Personal Injury 10/12/2021

    An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively calendared the S...

  • US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    Personal Injury 10/08/2021

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by two state police officers accused of failing to protect a woman from a man who went on a deadly rampage, allowing a civil lawsuit to proceed. Troopers were accused of failing to do enough when Brit...

  • Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

    Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

    Personal Injury 10/04/2021

    Attorneys in one of three lawsuits brought against Ohio’s newly drawn maps of legislative districts asked the state’s high court Monday to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes. Lawyers for voters represented by the Nation...

  • Arkansas court: State can’t enforce ban on mask mandates

    Arkansas court: State can’t enforce ban on mask mandates

    Personal Injury 10/01/2021

    The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said it wouldn’t allow the state to enforce its ban on mask mandates by schools and other government bodies, while lawmakers clashed over efforts to prohibit businesses from requiring employees get the COV...

  • Judge tells prison to seize Nassar’s money for victims

    Judge tells prison to seize Nassar’s money for victims

    Personal Injury 08/22/2021

    A judge ordered the government to take money from the prison account of a former Michigan sports doctor who owes about $58,000 to victims of his child pornography crimes. Larry Nassar has received about $13,000 in deposits since 2018, including $2,00...

  • Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

    Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

    Personal Injury 04/28/2021

    The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl’s care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court.During oral arguments Wednes...

  • US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

    US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

    Personal Injury 04/16/2021

    A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship, and then lost her bid for a new trial, has been deported to the East African nation and is likely to face prose...

  • Virus spreads on panel handling Supreme Court nomination

    Virus spreads on panel handling Supreme Court nomination

    Personal Injury 10/03/2020

    Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions about the timing of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and whether additional senators may have been exp...

  • Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    Personal Injury 01/14/2020

    The southern Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday became the first to legally challenge a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide demonstrations.In a petition to the Supreme Court, the state government said the law violates the secular nature ...

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