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  • German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    Court Alerts 11/16/2017

    A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not ...

  • 'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    Court Alerts 11/03/2017

    Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas" have settled their court battle over the sugary concept that's grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Soda shops So...

  • Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Court Alerts 10/29/2017

    A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1. The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicag...

  • Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Court Alerts 10/22/2017

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in a legal tug-of-war over his mandate that nursing homes and assisted living facilities install generators. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to emergency rules pu...

  • Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

    Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

    Court Alerts 10/18/2017

    An appeals court is blocking, for now, an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling that the government should have time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of federal custody....

  • Oregon Supreme Court denies request for information release

    Oregon Supreme Court denies request for information release

    Court Alerts 10/14/2017

    The Oregon Supreme Court has denied a request by The Oregonian Publishing Co. for Oregon Health and Science University to release the names of patients who intend to sue. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the court ruled on Thursday that the informati...

  • Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

    Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

    Court Alerts 09/20/2017

    A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in a protest earlier this month. Nubians are an ethnic minority. Moustafa el-Hassan says Wednesday's decision comes after pros...

  • Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    Court Alerts 09/13/2017

    An attorney says a Massachusetts town should not be barred from giving public funds to support the restoration of a historic building just because it happens to be a church. Nina Pickering-Cook told Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday that commu...

  • S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

    S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

    Court Alerts 08/31/2017

    South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against...

  • Dispute over rights to Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan goes to court

    Dispute over rights to Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan goes to court

    Court Alerts 08/30/2017

    Tom Clancy's widow wants a court to rule that the author's estate is the exclusive owner of the rights to his famous character Jack Ryan. News media outlets report that Alexandra Clancy's lawsuit says that the author's estate should be the sole benef...

  • Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    Court Alerts 08/28/2017

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed Twin Falls judge Richard Bevan to the state's highest court. Otter announced Tuesday that Bevan — currently the 5th Judicial District's administrative judge — will replace retiring Idaho Supreme Court Justi...

  • Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Court Alerts 08/28/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday temporarily halted enforcement of a lower-court ruling that required two Texas congressional districts to be redrawn. Responding to an appeal by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Alito halted action ...