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  • Man gets car ban after 4 children found in trunk

    Man gets car ban after 4 children found in trunk

    Legal World 01/26/2012

    A British court has banned a man from driving for a year after he was caught traveling with four children in the trunk of his car. Britain's Press Association news agency said Thursday that police found a total of 11 people in Zoltan Lakatos' Audi A4...

  • NY court: Judge can't block $18B Ecuador judgment

    NY court: Judge can't block $18B Ecuador judgment

    Lawyer Blogs 01/26/2012

    A judge overstepped his authority when he tried to ban enforcement around the world of an $18 billion judgment against Chevron Inc. for environmental damage in Ecuador, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it explained why it lifted the ban last ...

  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit

    Class Action News 01/26/2012

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced on behalf of an institutional investor in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas on behalf of purchasers of Collective Brands, Inc. commo...

  • LA court seeks more info in Honda hybrid suit

    LA court seeks more info in Honda hybrid suit

    Headline News 01/25/2012

    A unique small claims court case brought by a Honda hybrid car owner against the auto giant is rolling back into court Wednesday with a judge seeking more information about the claim of Heather Peters, who says her car failed to deliver promised mile...

  • In Vt., an attorney general's losses raise doubts

    In Vt., an attorney general's losses raise doubts

    Legal News Feed 01/25/2012

    The first was Vermont's campaign finance law setting the lowest contribution limits in the country — shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The same fate befell the state's attempt to restrict drug company efforts to collect data on doctors' prescribin...

  • More charges filed in Los Angeles arsons case

    More charges filed in Los Angeles arsons case

    US Court Alerts 01/25/2012

    A German man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to additional charges accusing him of setting nearly 50 fires, mostly to parked cars, which terrorized parts of Los Angeles over the New Year's weekend. Deputy Public Defender Gustavo Sztraicher entered the ple...

  • Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action

    Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action

    Class Action News 01/25/2012

    Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against TranS1 Inc., and certain of its officers. The class action (7:12-cv-00023-F), filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, is on beha...

  • NJ gov picks gay black man, Asian for top court

    NJ gov picks gay black man, Asian for top court

    Headline News 01/24/2012

    Gov. Chris Christie moved to diversify the state's all-white Supreme Court on Monday with two firsts: the nominations of an openly gay black man and a Korean-born prosecutor to fill two vacancies. If confirmed, Bruce A. Harris would become New Jersey...

  • Abortion foes march with eye on fall elections

    Abortion foes march with eye on fall elections

    Law & Politics 01/24/2012

    Thousands of abortion opponents marched to the Supreme Court on Monday to mark the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, and supportive lawmakers urged them to further their cause by working to defeat President Barack Obam...

  • Court upholds murder conviction in toddler's death

    Court upholds murder conviction in toddler's death

    US Court Alerts 01/24/2012

    Georgia's top court has unanimously upheld the murder convictions and life prison sentences given to a metro Atlanta couple for strangling and beating to death the woman's young daughter. The Georgia Supreme Court's decision on Monday involved the De...

  • Warrant needed for GPS tracking, high court says

    Warrant needed for GPS tracking, high court says

    Legal News Center 01/24/2012

    In a rare defeat for law enforcement, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed on Monday to bar police from installing GPS technology to track suspects without first getting a judge's approval. The justices made clear it wouldn't be their final word on i...

  • Court overturns Calif. slaughterhouse law

    Court overturns Calif. slaughterhouse law

    Lawyer Blogs 01/23/2012

    The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation's food system. The high court ruled that the state's 2009 state law was blo...