Law

Fight for Freedom: ‘You are free to go’ said the judge, and a five-year ordeal was over

Sindy Rodriguez spent more than two years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit. If it weren’t for her steadfast attitude and the help of …

Canadian News

Despite Menendez mistrial, public corruption cases aren't dead

<b>Newark, New Jersey (CNN) —</b> Twelve jurors in New Jersey couldn't reach consensus in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after 11 weeks together, but it took only minutes for some outside the courtroom to form unanimous agreement as to why.<p>"Thanks to the US Supreme Court for …

Justice

Pauw digging into reasons for KZN criminal case against him

JOHANNESBURG - <i>The President's Keepers</i> author, Jacques Pauw, says that his lawyers are currently in contact with KwaZulu-Natal authorities to …

Johannesburg

Law will find its way

There has recently been an interesting “difference of opinions” between high criminal courts and higher judicial institutions in Turkey.<p>We first saw …

Turkey

A 'Toothless' Old Law Could Have New Fangs, Thanks To Robert Mueller

The law intended to shine a light on foreign entities and foreign governments working to influence policy in Washington, D.C., has been called everything from "toothless" to "a complete joke."<p>But Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller isn't laughing — and neither may potential violators …

Politics

African Americans’ Civil Cases in the Jim Crow South

In 1910, 48-year-old Rebecca Sallee fell into an open hole on a city street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, as she made her way to a prayer meeting. The …

Black History

Meek Mill Granted Bail Hearing in Prison Sentence Appeal Case

Meek Mill has been granted a bail hearing in his prison sentence appeal case. Meek's legal team confirmed the hearing, which is scheduled to take …

Music

ESMA Highlights ICO Risks

On November 13, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published two statements (statements) in relation to initial coin offerings …

Bitcoin

Wyoming courts plan upgrades funded by higher fees

Some Wyoming courtrooms will be getting an upgrade under a plan by state court officials.<p>The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that a five-year plan …

Business

Lawyer: Judge didn't ask State Police for special treatment of daughter

VIDEO: The daughter of a state judge whose arrest triggered a major shakeup at the top of the Massachusetts State Police was in court Friday.

Massachusetts State Police

FYI Lawyers: Always Back Your People

To have credibility in the legal profession, you need to be loyal. And no one likes disloyal people.

Johnson Johnson hit with $247m verdict in hip implant trial

A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were …

Business (India)

Family wants to get rich out of #MichaelKomape’s death, argues state

The state argued that the case brought against it by the Michael Komape' family is really about money.

U.S. Dept. of Education

A Vicious Cycle: How The Glass Ceiling Fuels Workplace Sexual Harassment

High-profile sexual harassment cases and issues have been splashed all over the news for months now. What sometimes gets lost in the conversation, …

Gender

Blockchain Energizer - Volume 17 November 17, 2017 Energy Web Foundation Launches Public Test Of Its Energy Blockchain Network

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and health care to …

Bitcoin

Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Workplace Harassment Claims, Advocates Say

As more alleged victims of sexual harassment have come forward in recent weeks, it's clear that they've found strength in numbers.<p>But workers' rights advocates fear that cases before the Supreme Court could end up limiting employees' abilities to bring collective action on harassment and other …

News (U.S.)

Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favour of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.<p>The Los Angeles Superior Court jury's …

Cancer

Student sues university (and wins) for ADA violations over service dog in sorority house

<b>(CNN) —</b> A judge has decided that a sorority sister who uses a service dog can return to live in the Chi Omega house at The Ohio State University for now, even though another sister claims that she's allergic to the dog and it's making medical conditions she suffers from even worse.<p>"The panic …

Preemption: Texas Misappropriations law Improperly Overlaps with US Patent Law

<i>by Dennis Crouch</i>A new decision from the 5th Circuit includes an interesting analysis of <b>federal preemption</b>. Namely, the appellate panel found that …

Patents

What the Senate tax bill would do for sexual harassment victims

An amendment to the tax reform bill working its way through Congress would deny businesses the ability to write off sexual harassment settlements as business expenses.<p>The Senate tax bill, passed by the Senate Finance Committee Thursday, includes an amendment that says businesses cannot deduct …

Feminism

Daryll Rowe guilty – but is criminal law the right way to stop the spread of HIV?

Daryll Rowe infected five male sexual partners with HIV, and tried unsuccessfully to infect a further five. Yesterday, he was convicted in the Crown …

HIV

AI Is One Of Today’s Hottest Buzzwords, But What Does It Really Mean?

It seems like these days everyone has their own definition and understanding of AI, but are any of them correct? In this article, pioneers of the AI …

Artificial Intelligence

European court rules against Greece over wiretap death

ATHENS, Greece – A European court has ordered Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone telecoms executive who was found dead on the eve of the government's discovery of a major illegal wiretapping operation that had targeted the country's political and military leadership.<p>In a statement …

Business

Prosecutors to vacate convictions linked to tainted officers

Prosecutors plan to vacate the convictions of 15 men who claim a corrupt Chicago police sergeant manufactured the evidence that landed them in prison.<p>…

News (U.S.)

Belgian court says Skype must provide interception facilities

Skype has failed in its appeal against a 2016 fine in Belgium for failing to help authorities tap calls in a criminal investigation, with the court …

Privacy

Hurdles for Tabcorp-Tatts merger to clear

THE LEGAL HURDLES TO THE TABCORP-TATTS MERGER SO FAR

McGovern: Troopergate claims could be criminal

The Troopergate scandal embroiling Beacon Hill could end up on the criminal docket if there’s any truth to the allegations that higher-ups ordered …

Corruption

City slaps businesses for seeking crime info from job seekers

The city is charging a dozen businesses with breaking a new law banning companies from asking about job seekers’ criminal histories.

Employment

Latvia criminalizes glorification of terrorism and travel to foreign countries for terrorism

RIGA – In order to comply with the European Union’s (EU) requirements, the Justice Ministry earlier this year drew up amendments to the Criminal Law …

European News

Legal Conundrums

The Panama decision, and the ensuing review judgment, has put the legal system into a bit of a conundrum. While it is agreed that a step against …