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Judge orders Connecticut publication to hold story

Connecticut Law Tribune Stephen Frazzini, a judge in New Britain, Connecticut’s Superior Court, has forbidden Connecticut Law Tribune to publish an article, Thomas B. Scheffey reports. The article, by Isaac Avilucea, concerns a document...Show More Summary

Intermediate Form of Indemnity Agreement in Contractor-Subcontractor Construction Agreement Found

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent unpublished "non-precedential" decision in the construction accident case of Bracken v. Burchick Construction, 1432 WDA 2012 (Pa. Super. Oct. 10, 2014 Panella, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court found that language used...Show More Summary

Court dismisses suit by man who fell off chair in lawyer’s office

New Jersey: Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Dennis O’Brien has granted summary judgment to the defendant law firm of Wolff, Helies, Duggan Spaeth and Lucas and dismissed Thomas Hickey’s suit over his injuries in falling off a reclining chair in its office during a deposition. Show More Summary

Judge To Rule If Phrase ‘Under God’ Is Discriminatory Against Atheists

New Jersey Superior Court Judge David Bauman will soon rule as to whether the phrase “under god” in the pledge of allegiance is discriminatory against atheists. The local school district is pressing the judge to throw out the lawsuit saying that the pledge is voluntary. Show More Summary

Judge Sides With Abby Lee Miller In Dance Moms Lawsuit

Abby Lee Miller loves to pat herself on the back for being a winner, whether than means taking home dance trophies or defeating her nemesis in court. Recently, the Dance Moms star achieved the latter, with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ruth Kwan ultimately siding in her favor. Kelly Hyland hoped that, in the aftermath of last […]

Supreme Court's Revised Forum Non Conveniens Standard Utilized by Superior Court for First Time

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Lee v. Bower Lewis Thrower Architects, 2014 Pa.Super. 240 (Pa. Super. Oct. 22, 2014 Gantman, P.J., Bender, P.J.E., and Platt, J.)(Op. by Gantman, P.J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a Philadelphia...Show More Summary

City Trying to Shut Down Toronto Uber Service

City has filed an application for a court injunction against the company, citing an increased risk to passengers. This morning, the City submitted an application to the Superior Court for an injunction that would put a stop to Uber services within Toronto. Show More Summary

Judge sides with city in pension reform lawsuit; firefighters consider possible appeal

A lawsuit against the City of Atlanta over Mayor Kasim Reed’s 2011 overhaul of its employee pension program was overturned by the Fulton County Superior Court in a unanimous vote. The city has called it a “historic” victory for the city,...Show More Summary

Election Season is Over. Election Season is On

There had been some speculation that Assemblyman Reed Gusciora would leave the legislature and be nominated for a Superior Court judgeship by Governor Christie - a man who once called Gusciora "Numbnuts". But in one of the first shots fired for the 2015 election season, Gusciora today announced his intention to run for re-election. Show More Summary

CA: Engineer Beaten by Purported Gang Members Sues Amtrak

A Sacramento Superior Court jury will begin hearing evidence Wednesday in a civil lawsuit Keating filed against Amtrak trial in front of Judge Geoffrey A. Goodman.

Judge Cynthia Becker Resigns After Overturning Corruption Convictions

Judge C.J. Becker of the DeKalb Superior Court pulled the ripcord today. She’s out. Becker announced in an open letter that she plans to resign later this year. The resignation, she said, has been expected for some time. Becker’s getting married … and that apparently is enough reason to quit the bench. Show More Summary

Atlanta-area judge lifts order banning outlets from publishing story

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jerry Baxter, a judge for the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, lifted an order Monday that barred media outlets from publishing a story about a trial in which Atlanta Public Schools employees are...Show More Summary

First Slice 11/10/14: Judge in APS cheating trial bars media from reporting story

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter, who is presiding over the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal trial, has granted a extraordinary request from Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and ordered the media not to report a story somehow related to APS. Why? Hey, state lawmakers!… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Online Dating Website Rapist Is Sentenced: Man Makes Shocking Demand Of Victims

A man accused of using online dating websites to find and rape women was sentenced on Friday. Sean Banks of Del Mar, Calif. was hit with a 37-year-to-life sentence by El Cajon Superior Court Judge Daniel Goldstein. The 39-year-old had...Show More Summary

Lindsay Lohan Finalized by Judge, Court Receives Favorable Update Regarding Actress' Probation

Actress Lindsay Lohan's probation from a 2011 theft case has been finalized by a judge Thursday earlier this week. Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney has also said that the actress is receiving favorable reports from her counselor in London where she is performing community service.

Watch Out for Candles in the Frozen Foods Aisle

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The case of Ketchum v. Giant Food Stores LLC, (Pa. Super. Sept. 30, 2014) (Memorandum by Bowes, J.), represents the Superior Court's latest unpublished, non-precedential Opinion on the scope of a possessor of land's liability for harm caused to a business invitee. Show More Summary

Here's Ex-NFL Cheerleader (And Accused Rapist) Molly Shattuck's Mugshot

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck turned herself in at Sussex County Superior Court earlier today after being indicted on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy multiple times. There's her mugshot, via the Baltimore Sun. Read more...

Update: Malloy Campaign Asks Judge To Extend Voting Hours in Hartford

In a déjà vu situation that recalls his first narrow victory in 2010, the campaign of Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) has asked a Superior Court judge to extend voting hours until 9:00 p.m. in Hartford precincts that reportedly failed to obtain voting lists in time for the polls to open on Tuesday morning. Show More Summary

The Significance Of A Smile

John Brewer looks at a brief history of the French grin in a review of Colin Jones’ The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Paris: [Jones] begins with the stiff, courtly smile of supercilious superiority that emanated from the court of Louis XIV and which was associated with succeeding Bourbon monarchs – a look predicated on gross […]

Manuel Noriega's Call of Duty lawsuit dismissed by LA court

Manuel Noriega's attempt to sue Activision has been dismissed by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge who ruled that the former Panamanian dictator's unauthorized cameo in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is protected by America's free speech laws. In the...

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