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  • Hungarian appeals court cuts Syrian’s sentence over migrant riot

    Hungarian appeals court cuts Syrian’s sentence over migrant riot

    Legal World 09/17/2018

    A Hungarian appeals court has lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot.The case stems from rioting at the Hung...

  • High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    Legal World 03/30/2017

    The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit ...

  • Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Legal World 03/01/2017

    Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in h...

  • El Salvador court takes up case on ex-president's finances

    El Salvador court takes up case on ex-president's finances

    Legal World 05/09/2016

    A court in El Salvador has agreed to consider a civil case against former President Mauricio Funes, his wife and one of his sons for possible illicit enrichment. The San Salvador court press office said Saturday that several government institutions h...

  • RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick

    RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick

    Legal World 03/19/2016

    The Republican Party is launching a campaign to try to derail President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, teaming up with a conservative opposition research group to target vulnerable Democrats and impugn whomever Obama picks. A task force...

  • Quaid expected in Vermont court to face charge

    Quaid expected in Vermont court to face charge

    Legal World 10/12/2015

    Actor Randy Quaid is expected to be arraigned in Vermont in connection with a California vandalism case. The 65-year-old Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada. He was detained by troopers i...

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Legal World 12/04/2014

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday. Ginsburg, 81, experienced discomfort during exercise with a...

  • Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    Legal World 05/27/2014

    A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA repor...

  • Pakistan court dismisses Musharraf medical request

    Pakistan court dismisses Musharraf medical request

    Legal World 02/03/2014

    A Pakistani court hearing the case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason rejected Friday a request that he be allowed to go abroad for treatment, his lawyer and a court official said. Instead, they said, it issued ...

  • Texas Supreme Court limits insurance exclusions

    Texas Supreme Court limits insurance exclusions

    Legal World 01/20/2014

    The Texas Supreme Court issued a key ruling Friday that should boost consumer confidence in the liability insurance coverage that builders and general contractors carry. Writing for the court, Justice Phil Johnson denied an insurance company's attemp...

  • Tenino man pleads guilty to child pornography

    Tenino man pleads guilty to child pornography

    Legal World 12/30/2013

    The U.S. attorney's office says a Tenino man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Tacoma to possession of child pornography. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors are recommending a four-year prison term when 47-year-old James Donald Mobley i...

  • Indian gay activists protest top court's ruling

    Indian gay activists protest top court's ruling

    Legal World 12/16/2013

    Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by India's top court to uphold a law that criminalizes gay sex. India's Supreme Court last week reversed a landmark 2009 ...