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  • Delaware County creates domestic violence court

    Delaware County creates domestic violence court

    Bankruptcy 11/11/2016

    The Indiana Supreme Court has approved the creation of a domestic violence court in Delaware County. Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold tells The (Muncie) Star Press all felony domestic battery cases now will be filed in Delaware Circuit Court...

  • Moscow court orders paper to refute a report on Rosneft CEO

    Moscow court orders paper to refute a report on Rosneft CEO

    Bankruptcy 10/12/2016

    A court in Moscow has ordered a leading independent newspaper to retract an article about a luxury yacht allegedly owned by the chief of Russia's top state-controlled oil company. retract The Basmanny District Court ruled Monday that the Novaya Gazet...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court affirms Maui solar telescope permit

    Hawaii Supreme Court affirms Maui solar telescope permit

    Bankruptcy 10/09/2016

    Hawaii's Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a permit to build a solar telescope on a Maui mountain. The ruling denies a challenge by a group seeking to protect the sacredness of the summit of Haleakala (hah-leh-AH'-ka-lah). The University of Hawaii f...

  • USC football player accused of rape appears in Utah court

    USC football player accused of rape appears in Utah court

    Bankruptcy 10/01/2016

    A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah and facing allegations involving the same woman in California was ordered Friday not to contact the alleged victim. Making his first court appearance for the Utah...

  • High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    Bankruptcy 04/25/2016

    The Supreme Court won't step into a dispute between Michigan gaming officials and a group of harness racing drivers over allegations of race-fixing. The drivers had refused to speak to state investigators without a grant of immunity from prosecution....

  • Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains

    Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains

    Bankruptcy 04/15/2016

    For years, Chen Tiantian could only read about the gay rights movement in faraway places. She knew that there were activists in Beijing and a vibrant community in Shanghai, and that in San Francisco, a distant mecca, gay pride parades took up entire ...

  • Passport mark for sex offenders law challenged in court

    Passport mark for sex offenders law challenged in court

    Bankruptcy 03/30/2016

    A judge in Northern California is set to hear arguments over whether to block a new federal law that requires sex offenders to have "unique identifiers" in their passports. U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton has scheduled a hearing Wednesday ...

  • Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists

    Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists

    Bankruptcy 05/16/2015

    A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday.   The order came after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of App...

  • Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case

    Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case

    Bankruptcy 01/05/2012

    Court hearings in Jefferson County's record-setting bankruptcy filing are scheduled to resume Thursday. The Birmingham News reports that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett is expected to consider a variety of motions. Jefferson County filed the lar...

  • Saab files for bankruptcy after Chinese deal fails

    Saab files for bankruptcy after Chinese deal fails

    Bankruptcy 12/19/2011

    Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy on Monday, giving up a desperate struggle to stay in business after previous owner General Motors Co. blocked takeover attempts by Chinese investors. Saab CEO Victor Muller personally handed in the bankruptcy appl...

  • Wall St. seeks dismissal of Ala. record bankruptcy

    Wall St. seeks dismissal of Ala. record bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy 12/16/2011

    Wall Street creditors asked a federal judge Thursday to throw out the record bankruptcy filed by Alabama's largest county over more than $4 billion in debt, arguing state law doesn't allow it. Lenders claimed during a hearing and in court documents t...

  • City Council in Pa. capital again seeks bankruptcy

    City Council in Pa. capital again seeks bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy 12/12/2011

    The City Council has appealed a judge's decision to throw out the bankruptcy petition of Pennsylvania's debt-choked capital city, its attorney said. The appeal was filed Saturday in federal court, City Council attorney Mark Schwartz said in an email....