Unilever has plead guilty to two counts of violating the US Clean Water Act and will pay a $1 million fine under an agreement reached with the EPA and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut (USAO). The agreement stems from a Dec. 5, 2008 incident at Unilever’s former Clinton, Conn., manufacturing facility. […]
A Ninth Circuit panel has ratified that result in a gender discrimination case under California law, ruling that federal district judge Claudia Wilken was within her discretion to approve the award even though, as defendant United Parcel...Show More Summary
Apple on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking to recover nearly $16 million of its $60 million in attorneys' fees related to the company's long-running patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.
A District Attorney commits a fatal hit-and-run which another man is arrested for. Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson star in this thriller. [...]
It looks like the District Attorney’s office will not be filing any charges against the man who decided to play a Thanksgiving Day “joke” on his sister by telling her there was a bomb in her car, prompting the shutdown
by Choire Sicha So far all anyone has to say about the Manhattan District Attorney charging a crazy man with assault because two cops opened fire on him (while he was unarmed) and shot bystanders is… "wait, what?" This is also pretty choice: After his arrest, Mr. Show More Summary
A man convicted of killing his girlfriend in her Reseda apartment was sentenced last week to 56 years to life in prison, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. James Howard Jr., 23, was convicted of the murder of Sharilit Matthews in September after a nearly four-week trial. Show More Summary
The parent company of Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the retailers overcharged Southland shoppers, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
In comments to he New York County Lawyers' Association yesterday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara complained about sequestration's impact on his office, which handles federal prosecutions in the Southern District of New York: A prolonged...Show More Summary
Apple's new iOS7 operating system for the iPhone offers a new kill switch feature as part of the Find iPhone app. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is hopeful the new feature will cut down on smart phone theft, which makes up half of the city's robberies.
Doug Kidd, an attorney from Lavonia, announced his bid this morning for the Republican nomination for Public Service Commissioner (District 4). Kidd will focus his campaign on newer and cheaper forms of energy and is positioning himself as a consumer advocate. “Georgia is at a crossroads in the energy industry,” Kidd said via a statement. [...]
For the average American, the sequestration cuts to the justice system may seem abstract. The chief federal trial judge and the top prosecutor in New York's Southern District, which includes Manhattan, say they are anything but.
After striking out in federal court, a District of Columbia lawyer challenging the city’s decision to delay the first-ever attorney general election is taking his fight back to D.C. Superior Court. Washingtonians in 2010 approved an amendment to the city...
Winners: Daniel Morel with attorney Joseph Baio, photographer Phyllis Galembo and attorney Emma James. Photo © Jeremy Nicholl The first thing one sees upon entering the New York Southern District Federal Court in Manhattan is a large circular plaque of the man who gives the courthouse its name. “Thurgood Marshall”, reads the inscription, “American [...]
The idea of installing a ‘kill switch’ in smartphones is causing quite a stir, as government and law enforcement agencies face off with the wireless industry. Spearheaded by a district attorney in San Francisco and an attorney general in New York, the proposition would see firmware added to smartphones that would allows consumers to ‘brick,’ [...]
David Codrea: The State of Connecticut’s Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury released its long-awaited report Monday on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While representative mainstream press accounts seem focused on the killer taking his motives with him to his grave and other aspects of the report, a [...]
The District Attorney’s Office in Colorado Springs has dismissed harassment accusations made by a teenage girl against Beth Chapman, wife of Duane “The Bounty Hunter” Chapman, RadarOnline.com has… READ ON
John Whitbeck, chairman of Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republican Committee, announced Monday> that he will run for Attorney General-Elect Mark Herring's open state senate seat -- barring any changes from a potential statewide recount. The post Party Chairman Who Told Anti-Semitic Joke At Cuccinelli Rally Is Now Running For Office appeared first on ThinkProgress.
[Content Note: Guns; violence; disablism.]The Office of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, Connecticut, has released a 48-page summary [pdf] of the official investigation into the Sandy Hook school shooting in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school and killed 20 children and six adults. Show More Summary
In one of her first Opinions from the bench in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick thoroughly reviewed the current status of the law pertaining to the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine.The case before Judge Mehalchick, entitled Dempsey v. Show More Summary