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  • Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Legal Issues 09/24/2018

    A group of judicial stand-ins representing West Virginia's Supreme Court was hearing challenges Monday to GOP Gov. Jim Justice's appointments of two Republican politicians to replace two departed justices.Democrats have called the impeachments that i...

  • Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Legal Issues 10/22/2017

    The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding six others at a Tennessee church is slated for a court appearance.A preliminary hearing for 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is scheduled for Monday morning in front of a Davidson County ge...

  • Bangladesh High Court upholds death for 2 in blogger killing

    Bangladesh High Court upholds death for 2 in blogger killing

    Legal Issues 04/02/2017

    Bangladesh's High Court on Sunday confirmed the death penalty for two people tied to a banned Islamist militant group for the killing of an atheist blogger critical of radical Islam. The court also upheld jail sentences for six others after appeals w...

  • Stepmom of scalded boy who died pleads guilty to murder

    Stepmom of scalded boy who died pleads guilty to murder

    Legal Issues 09/06/2016

    A woman accused of holding her 4-year-old stepson in a scalding bath, covering his burns and not getting him medical care before he died was sentenced to at least 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder and other charges on Thursday. A War...

  • Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker

    Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker

    Legal Issues 07/16/2015

    Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin's Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican's gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 rec...

  • Court ruling could delay California water project

    Court ruling could delay California water project

    Legal Issues 03/17/2014

    A state appellate court has ruled that California water officials cannot go onto private property for soil testing and other studies related to construction of two massive tunnels that would siphon water from the Sacramento River. Nancy Vogel of the ...

  • Appeals court upholds slugger Bonds' conviction

    Appeals court upholds slugger Bonds' conviction

    Legal Issues 09/18/2013

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bonds' obstruction-of-justice conviction stemming from rambling testimony he gave during a 2003 appearance before a grand jury investigating elite athletes' use of performance-enhan...

  • Proof of a Negative Not Required for Summary Judgment

    Proof of a Negative Not Required for Summary Judgment

    Legal Issues 02/28/2012

    The Indiana Court of Appeals has issued a decision that may have a large impact on summary judgment practice in Indiana. In Commr. of the Indiana Dept. of Ins. v. Black, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. Ct. App. 2012), the Court essentially held that Indiana wil...

  • Spain clears way for super-judge's trial

    Spain clears way for super-judge's trial

    Legal Issues 05/17/2010

    Spain's Supreme Court has removed the last potential obstacle to putting on trial the crusading judge who indicted Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden.Judge Baltasar Garzon, who became world famous with cross-border justice cases, faces charges of k...

  • Four FL lawyers face discipline

    Four FL lawyers face discipline

    Legal Issues 03/06/2008

    The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined 30 attorneys, including four in Tampa Bay. Terence John Daly of Tampa was suspended for two years retroactive to June 7, according to a Jan. 10 court order. Daly allegedly did not communicate with clients, fa...

  • Law Firms Opening Up to the Idea of Attorney Re-Entry

    Law Firms Opening Up to the Idea of Attorney Re-Entry

    Legal Issues 03/02/2008

    Shari Solomon was going on her fourth year as an associate in the commercial real estate department of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in 1995, when she had her third child. While she was already accustomed to juggling life as a mother and a lawy...

  • Florida Unveils Registered Paralegal Program

    Florida Unveils Registered Paralegal Program

    Legal Issues 02/28/2008

    The  Florida  Bar will begin administering a voluntary program to allow qualified paralegals to receive the designation of Florida Registered Paralegal. Lori  Holcomb,  head  of  the  Florida  Registered Parale...

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