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  • French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction

    French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction

    Legal World 02/03/2012

    A French appeals court on Thursday upheld the Church of Scientology's 2009 fraud conviction on charges it pressured members into paying large sums for questionable remedies. The case began with a legal complaint by a young woman who said she took out...

  • Murray Frank LLP Files Class Action

    Murray Frank LLP Files Class Action

    Class Action News 02/03/2012

    Murray Frank LLP has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Case No. 12 Civ. 0672) on behalf of all individuals and institutions who purchased securities of GLG Life Tech Corporation ...

  • Court won't release CA gay marriage trial videos

    Court won't release CA gay marriage trial videos

    Lawyer Blogs 02/03/2012

    A federal appeals court refused Thursday to unseal video recordings of a landmark trial on the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban. Siding with the ban's supporters, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the...

  • Miss. high court takes ex-gov pardons case

    Miss. high court takes ex-gov pardons case

    US Court Alerts 02/02/2012

    The Mississippi Supreme Court said Wednesday it will take up the legal challenge to the pardons ex-Gov. Haley Barbour gave out in his last days in office. State Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, wants to invalidate dozens of the 198 pardons that...

  • HIV-positive man who sued Atlanta gets new hearing

    HIV-positive man who sued Atlanta gets new hearing

    Legal News Center 02/02/2012

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted a new hearing to a 40-year-old man who claimed the Atlanta Police Department rejected his job application because he has HIV. The ruling was a victory for gay rights advocates and the health groups who had...

  • Providence mayor warns of possible bankruptcy

    Providence mayor warns of possible bankruptcy

    Headline News 02/02/2012

    Mayor Angel Taveras painted a bleak picture Thursday of the city's finances, saying Providence faces "devastation" and could go bankrupt if retiree benefits aren't cut and tax-exempt institutions like Brown University don't pay more in lieu of taxes....

  • Ex-Calif. teacher in court on molestation charges

    Ex-Calif. teacher in court on molestation charges

    Lawyer Blogs 02/01/2012

    The children at Miramonte Elementary School never complained about their third-grade teacher. Not, authorities said, when he blindfolded them, not when he put tape over their mouths or even placed live cockroaches on their faces. He told them it was ...

  • Judges skeptical of Texas in redistricting case

    Judges skeptical of Texas in redistricting case

    Headline News 02/01/2012

    Three federal judges weighing the legality of Texas' new political maps reacted with skepticism Tuesday when the state's lawyer suggested the intent of the redrawn boundaries was to maximize the influence of Republicans, not to minimize the influence...

  • Judge rules against explorers in treasure dispute

    Judge rules against explorers in treasure dispute

    US Court Alerts 02/01/2012

    A federal judge has ruled against a deep-sea exploration company in a dispute with Spain over 17 tons of silver coins recovered from a sunken 19th century Spanish galleon. Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., which found the treasure off th...

  • New York Securities Litigation Law Firm - Herskovits PLLC.

    New York Securities Litigation Law Firm - Herskovits PLLC.

    Law Firm Blogs 02/01/2012

    New York FINRA Arbitration & Securities Litigation Attorney Robert L. Herskovits Robert concentrates his practice in the areas of securities litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. Robert routinely advises broker/dealers, industry professi...

  • Online game theft earns real-world conviction

    Online game theft earns real-world conviction

    Legal World 01/31/2012

    The amulet and mask were a 13-year-old boy's virtual possessions in an online fantasy game. In the real world, he was beaten and threatened with a knife to give them up. The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the theft conviction of a youth who st...

  • Occupy DC tries to stave off eviction in court

    Occupy DC tries to stave off eviction in court

    Legal News Center 01/31/2012

    Members of one of the last major Occupy encampments are making a last-minute court effort to stave off eviction from public land in Washington. A federal judge is hearing arguments Tuesday on a request to bar the National Park Service from enforcing ...

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