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  • Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Bankruptcy 06/06/2019

    A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday.“We basically just switched venues, but the ...

  •  Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

    Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

    Bankruptcy 06/04/2019

    Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.The court over...

  • Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

    Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

    Bankruptcy 04/16/2019

    Japan's top court said Thursday it has rejected an appeal by former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers against his extended detention after his fourth arrest on allegations of financial misconduct.The decision upholds the extension of his detenti...

  • Governor says 'no executions' without court-backed drugs

    Governor says 'no executions' without court-backed drugs

    Bankruptcy 02/26/2019

    Recent statements and actions by Gov. Mike DeWine suggest Ohio could go years without executing another death row inmate.Last month, the Republican governor ordered the prison system to come up with a new lethal drug protocol after a federal judge's ...

  • Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Bankruptcy 02/22/2019

    The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertai...

  • Uber loses UK case on worker rights, expected to appeal

    Uber loses UK case on worker rights, expected to appeal

    Bankruptcy 12/17/2018

    Lawyers say the taxi hailing app Uber has lost its appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be classed as workers in a case with broad implications for the gig economy.Law firm Leigh Day says Britain's Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling ...

  • Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Bankruptcy 06/29/2018

    South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the country must allow alternative social service for people who conscientiously object to military service, which is currently mandatory for able-bodied males.The ruling requires the government ...

  • Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal in sexting case

    Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal in sexting case

    Bankruptcy 10/10/2017

    The Supreme Court has turned away a free-speech appeal from a former school lunch server in Minnesota who was charged with sexting a 15-year-old student. The justices did not comment Tuesday in allowing the criminal case against Krista Muccio to proc...

  • S. Indiana city's mayor defends rental ordinance in court

    S. Indiana city's mayor defends rental ordinance in court

    Bankruptcy 09/04/2017

    The mayor of a southern Indiana city is defending a rental inspection ordinance that’s resulted in thousands of dollars in fines against property owners and is the subject of a lawsuit. Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall testified during Friday’s daylong hea...

  • British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

    British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

    Bankruptcy 08/14/2017

    A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins ...

  • D.C. on edge: rumors of new Supreme Court vacancy swirl

    D.C. on edge: rumors of new Supreme Court vacancy swirl

    Bankruptcy 06/23/2017

    White House sources think Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court's ideological fulcrum, may announce his retirement today, as the justices gather on the bench for the last time this term. If that happens, Day 158 instantly becomes President Trump...

  • Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

    Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

    Bankruptcy 05/31/2017

    A mother who drowned three of her children and attempted to kill a fourth by driving the family car into an Australian lake was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years and six months in prison. Akon Guode, 37, drove a SUV carrying four of her seven children in...