A jury ruled in 2013 that concert promoter AEG Live isn't responsible for the King of Pop's death. read more
Federal prosecutors say jury hearing murder case against Colo. man Harold Henthorne should also know about the "bizarre" death of his first wife, not just wife number two
A New Mexico special prosecutor, brought in to handle a case where two police officers were accused of shooting at a stolen SUV as it was being driven away, has declined to indict the officers despite a grand jury calling the shooting unjustified, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican. Roswell District...
Two juries failed to reach a verdict in case of officer who fatally shot 7-year-old girl during 2010 raid
UNIVERSITIES REALLY NEED TO GET OUT OF THE SEXUAL-ASSAULT BUSINESS: All charges dismissed against 5 William Paterson students in sex assault case. Ron Ricci, an attorney for Latimer, said the case was presented to a grand jury on Monday, and the panel declined to indict after a one-day presentation. “The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office conducted […]
The 31st Sundance Film Festival won't be handing out its Awards until January 31 but tonight the 21st Slamdance Film Festival gave out its trophies in the Audience, Jury, and Sponsored Categories. With a film by a former member of The Fugees among the winners, the ceremony was at the Treasure Mountain Inn on Main Street in Park City. Show More Summary
In a story that reminds me of The Onion’s “Area Man” series, a group of ?randomly selected Pennsylvania citizens, with no collective policymaking expertise, has recommended that the state legislature change its shield law to narrow the protections for journalists. Show More Summary
San Diego authorities will be asking a jury to give Brandon Duncan 25-to life for the crime of recording a rap album. And if you think that's strange, think again.
Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......
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A federal judge has slashed the effect of a jury verdict in a whistleblower case against PVC maker JM Eagle, while questioning what went on at trial.
A Florida appeals court has reinstated a jury’s verdict of no liability in the case of a woman who while shopping at Wal-Mart was struck in the back with an 8.4 ounce (that’s ounce, not pound) ornamental pumpkin. According to the court’s footnote 1, the projectile in question was “squishy.” The trial lasted three weeks. Show More Summary
One of the hottest tickets at this year’s Sundance film festival was for a U.S. Dramatic Competition film that entered the event as an under-the-radar offering and ended as the presumptive favorite to win the Grand Jury Prize (and, even...Show More Summary
Funk legend Sly Stone, who was living in a van a few years back, was awarded $5 million in damages after an LA jury found that business managers had ripped him off. I hope he can collect from the vultures. Open thread! This space reserved for your ad.
A jury convicted two former Vanderbilt University football players—Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey—of gang raping a female student during a night of heavy drinking and drug use. Authorities had plenty of graphic evidence to make their case, including photos, videos, and damning testimony. Show More Summary
There is a new defendant in the explosive Eric Garner case — the grand jury system.
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape culture; sexual assault] The two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a female classmate were found guilty on all counts yesterday, after the jury deliberated for fewer than four hours. Show More Summary
Seminal soul and funk composer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in royalties and damages by a Los Angeles County court. In a unanimous jury decision, the court found that Stone, born Sylvester Stewart, was denied royalties by his former manager Jerry Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and...
LOS ANGELES — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled for the 71-year-old performer in his action against his ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and Even St. Show More Summary
Vanderbilt Football Players Convicted Of Rape bangs gavel Via DailyMail A jury in Nashville, Tennessee found Brandon Vandenburg, 21, and Cory Batey, who turned 21 on Tuesday, guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery. The decision took just three