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  • Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight

    Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight

    Opinion 11/15/2019

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. Oracle says it wants nearly $9 billion from Google.The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Androi...

  • Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

    Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

    Daily Legal News 11/15/2019

    President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has ...

  •  Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Daily Legal News 11/10/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, w...

  • Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Daily Legal News 11/04/2019

    A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard's flagship says he'll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his favor.John Masters of Florida-based...

  • Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Political and Legal News 11/02/2019

    Authorities say a woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a messy situation in the courthouse parking lot in the town of Maricopa.Police say Tally Leto allegedly poured alcohol into the vehicle of a court client, let the air out...

  • Georgia Supreme Court overturns 2015 murder conviction

    Georgia Supreme Court overturns 2015 murder conviction

    Legal Analysis 11/01/2019

    Georgia's Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of a man found guilty of intentionally running over a woman with his car.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the court reversed 28-year-old Dewey Calhoun Green's 2015 malice and felon...

  • Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

    Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

    Daily Legal News 10/25/2019

    Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court Friday for a retrial on corruption allegations linked to a 2016 scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison.  "I feel deeply sorry for worr...

  • French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    Daily Legal News 10/22/2019

    A French court has postponed until Nov. 7 a decision on whether to uphold preliminary charges against French cement manufacturer Lafarge, including "complicity in crimes against humanity."The decision comes as the Paris appeal court on Thursday ruled...

  • Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    Politics 10/19/2019

    A historian’s effort to unseal grand jury records from the brazen 1946 lynching of two black couples on a Georgia riverbank prompted tough questions in a federal appeals court, but the judges also suggested there might be another way to win rel...

  • A 1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy

    A 1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy

    Daily Legal News 10/18/2019

    A historian’s quest for the truth about a gruesome mob lynching of two black couples is prompting a U.S. appeals court to consider whether federal judges can order grand jury records unsealed in decades-old cases with historical significance.Th...

  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    Litigation Reports 10/13/2019

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.But the mere fact...

  • Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

    Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

    Daily Legal News 10/10/2019

    Among cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the term that began this month, two Louisiana cases stand out — one because of its implications for criminal justice in the state, the other because of what it portends for abortion rights and ac...