Topic: Civil Trials
Saggy pants arrest: football player Deshon Marman's arrest on a US Airways flight for wearing saggy pants drew criticism and accusations of racism. Prosecutors Wednesday agreed that criminal charges were not warranted.
07/14/2011 12:56 am
Patents held by the bankrupt Canadian company, Nortel, have been snatched up by a consortium for $4.5 billion in cash. The consortium bid five times more than Google for the patents.
07/12/2011 12:45 am
Rupert Murdoch's troubles in the UK could spread throughout his global media empire, say experts. A lawsuit filed Monday in Delaware may be just the beginning.
07/11/2011 09:42 pm
Several civil-rights groups sued the state of Alabama Friday to block what some observers say is the toughest anti-illegal-immigration law to date. Among other things, it mandates that primary and secondary schools check residency status of students. Federal lawsuits have now been filed against the five states that have passed such laws during the past 15 months. The rulings that have come down, which have all been against the laws, have been appealed by the states' attorneys general in the hope that the Supreme Court will take up the issue. Here is the legal state of play for all five state laws:
07/08/2011 07:46 pm
Srebrenica massacre: The ruling could open the path to other compensation claims by victims who claim their male relatives should have been protected by the Dutch U.N. peacekeepers in charge of the UN 'safe zone' near Srebrenica during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.
07/07/2011 10:44 am
Transocean Ltd., the Swiss company that owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, says the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that occurred last year is the result of successive decisions made by well owner BP. BP calls it "an advocacy piece" to support Transocean's "litigation strategy."
07/02/2011 04:20 pm
South Carolina is the latest state to crack down on illegal immigration, but the new bill will likely not withstand scrutiny from the federal judiciary.
06/28/2011 03:30 pm
Lady Gaga is being sued over the claim that wristband proceeds went towards Japan's earthquake relief efforts.
06/28/2011 01:30 am
Immigration law signed by South Carolina governor, despite expected legal challenges. New immigration law would make it a felony to create fake photo IDs.
06/27/2011 11:58 pm
The Supreme Court declined without comment the case of 250 former Abu Ghraib detainees whose lawsuit against private contractors, for allegedly abusing and torturing Abu Ghraib inmates, had been thrown out of federal court.
06/27/2011 08:19 pm