Law

Justices turn away GM appeal over ignition switches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.<p>The justices without comment left in …

Finance

EpiPen Maker Mylan Sued State That Gave Preferred Status To Cheaper Alternative

As the price for the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment soared by some 600%, Medicaid regulators in one state tried to de-prioritize the drug in …

Investing

NYPD Deems Judge's Death 'Suspicious' After Leaning Toward Suicide

The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12.<p>At first, clues led authorities to believe she committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she …

Crime

Rex van Schalkwyk: New hate speech law is cynical political ploy to demonise white people

<i>The proposed hate speech law is another march towards tyranny. That’s according to former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa Rex van</i> …

Political Philosophy

Marital rape: Legitimised by law, protected by courts - Firstpost

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>A nation’s legal system is integral to how its citizens look upon issues that concern the country in general and their individual lives</i> …

Violence Against Women

Love Parade criminal trial will go ahead, court rules

A court in Germany has decided an involuntary manslaughter trial of 10 people in connection with the Love Parade tragedy will go ahead. A lower court had last year ruled not to hear the case due to a lack of evidence.<p>Almost seven years after the deadly stampede at the Love Parade techno music …

PDL Biopharma settles keytruda patent infringement lawsuit with Merck

PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ:PDLI) announces that it has entered into a settlement agreement with certain subsidiaries of Merck (NYSE:MRK) to resolve their …

Patents

Bahrain’s King Orders Formation of Legislative Committee to Review Unified Family Law - ASHARQ AL

Manama – King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued on Sunday a Royal Order to form a legislative committee to review the new unified family law …

Government

SC Orders Kerala Govt To Reinstate Top Cop Who Was Removed ‘For Probing Left Leaders’

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Kerala government to reinstate former DGP T P Senkumar, who was removed for allegedly investigating Left …

Criminal Courts Review Commission appoints forensic accountants for Post Office IT system cases

The Criminal Courts Review Commission (CCRC) has appointed a firm of forensic accountants to investigate the Horizon IT system at the centre of …

Business Technology

Why sex assault complainants are turning to human rights tribunals, instead of criminal justice system

Print<p>The challenges of criminally prosecuting sexual assault cases have some complainants turning to human rights tribunals in an effort to bring …

Human Rights

Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

In a time of high drama over executions in Arkansas, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that could determine the fate of two of the condemned men in the Razorback state, as well as others on death row elsewhere.<p>At issue is whether an indigent defendant whose sanity is a …

Death Penalty

How Appealing

Monday, April 24, 2017<p><b>Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court:</b> At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.<p>In <i>Smith</i> v.</i> …

Neil Gorsuch

The death row inmates Arkansas is rushing to execute

<b>(CNN) —</b> The state of Arkansas will resume efforts this week to execute death row inmates before its supply of sedatives used in lethal injection expires.<p>Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight executions in 11 days, the most in the shortest amount of time since capital punishment returned to …

Death Penalty

Government restores legal services funding

Australia's most vulnerable people will keep their access to legal services with the federal government announcing it will continue funding for …

Government

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's family to appeal Lockerbie conviction

Lawyer for Libyan’s widow and son says files will be handed to Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission within fortnight<p>The family of the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is to launch a fresh attempt to clear his name.<p>Aamer Anwar, a lawyer representing Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s …

Extremism

Top 100 Verdicts 2016: The Billions Are Back

After a drop in 2015, which saw a top verdict of only $845 million, four verdicts in 2016 came in at more than a billion dollars each, according to …

DA to lead picket outside Hawks HQ over Ntlemeza

Jenna Etheridge, News24<p>Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance will on Monday lead a picket outside the Hawks headquarters in Pretoria after dismissed …

Hawks

Judge warns treasure hunter he could face contempt-of-court if he doesn't reveal location of 500 gold coins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A U.S. federal judge is warning an ex-treasure hunter that he could face another contempt-of-court charge if he doesn’t reveal the …

Canadian News

Internet shutdowns: Procedural restrictions are needed to prevent internet shutdowns from becoming routine

The increasing number of internet shutdowns in India is a major cause for concern. The most recent was a 48 hours <b>shutdown in Odisha</b> over an …

Net Neutrality

How Appealing

Sunday, April 23, 2017<p><b>"John Noonan, Federal Judge Who Served for Three Decades, Dies at 90":</b> This obituary, written by Sam Roberts, appears in …

U.S. Supreme Court

Idaho job growth slows, unemployment still on the decline

The Idaho Department of Labor says preliminary estimates show the state's unemployment rate decreased slightly in March to 3.5 percent.<p>The state also …

Business

Millions still in dispute between Patriots, Aaron Hernandez

The death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez concludes all criminal cases against him. The various cases arising from his NFL contract …

NFL

Schukov: Legal icon heads novel anglo rights body

In the halls and corridors of Quebec justice, Montreal lawyer Michael N. Bergman is an all too often unheralded icon.<p>Historically, his tireless …

Canada

Trump Lawyers: Demonstrators Had No Constitutional Right to Protest at His Campaign Rally

President Donald Trump was not inciting violence when he urged his supporters to eject protesters from a campaign rally, and those demonstrators had …

Donald Trump

Joe Mixon has civil agreement with woman he punched

Joe Mixon and the woman he assaulted on camera three years ago have agreed on a settlement.<p>According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Joe Mixon has reached …

Sports

Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won’t Like the Choices

No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. Technology isn’t ready to step in and tell the …

Net Neutrality

Work visas: students often forced to breach conditions, lawyers say

Solicitors from Redfern Legal Centre want immigration minister to show more leniency by offering a second chance instead of revoking visas<p>The Australian government could significantly reduce migrant worker exploitation by being more lenient to students who are coerced by employers into breaching …

Asylum Seekers

Joe Mixon And Amelia Molitor Release Joint Statement Regarding Civil Lawsuit

Amelia Molitor’s civil lawsuit against Joe Mixon has been brought to “an end.”<p>Back in 2014, former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punched fellow …

Sports

Homeowners fight fee imposed under 1891 deed

Financial obligations, such as a requirement to pay monthly dues for parks, beaches or roadways, are only enforceable against parties to the …

Canadian News