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Judge rules against Seattle income tax on high earners

A judge has ruled against a new income tax on wealthy Seattle residents. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl said in a ruling Wednesday that that the tax is … Click to Continue »

Superior Court Judge Rules Against Seattle Income Tax, Appeal On the Way

Seattle plans to appeal. by Heidi Groover The scene at City Hall when the council passed the income tax in July. HG Seattle's income tax on people making more than $250,000 annually violates state law and is therefore invalid, a King...Show More Summary

Jerry Tillman admits judicial redistricting is partisan power grab

The word you're trying to recall is "Brazen." One of the legislative proposals is a bill that changes the configuration of superior court, district court and prosecutorial districts across the state. At last week’s meeting, Asheboro attorney Jon Megerian said the changes were designed to get more Republican judges elected. Show More Summary

Mandalay Bay and concert promoter sued by hundreds of Las Vegas massacre survivors

Lawyers representing more than 450 victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre filed multiple lawsuits Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, arguing that hotel and concert officials did not do enough to prevent a shooting that left 58 people dead. More than 15 additional lawsuits have already...

Judge to Issue Ruling on Constitutionality of Seattle Income Tax Next Week

Earlier today, King County Superior Court judge John Rhule announced he would make a decision before Thanksgiving regarding the constitutionality of a progressive income tax in Seattle, after hearing the first round of oral arguments in Kunath vs. Show More Summary

Musk Fires Back: Blasts "Hotbed Of MISinformation" In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A couple of days ago we noted a lawsuit filed against Tesla in the Superior Court in Alameda County which, among other things, alleged that his Fremont manufacturing facility was a "hotbed for racist behavior" in which employees andShow More Summary

LA County man convicted of torture-murder of 8-year-old boy

A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son. The jury also found Wednesday that 37-year-old Isauro … Click to Continue »

Prosecutor concedes in close race for Superior Court seat

A Republican district attorney from central Pennsylvania on Wednesday conceded last week's close election for the fourth and final open seat on the statewide Superior Court. Lancaster County District Attorney … Click to Continue »

Berkshire Museum seeks expedited trial

last weekArts : Artdaily

After an Appeals Court Judge granted the state Attorney General?s request for a preliminary injunction, lawyers for the Berkshire Museum are asking the Superior Court for an expedited trial to reach a final judgment on the merits ofShow More Summary

#RHOC Star Kelly Dodd Hires New Attorney To Move Divorce Forward!

Kelly Dodd is moving full steam ahead in her divorce to estranged husband, Michael Dodd. On November 13, The Real Housewives of Orange County star, filed for “attorney substitution” papers with Orange County Superior Court — according to legal documents. The paperwork was added as part of Kelly and Michael’s divorce case from 2012, which […]

Oakland can be held liable in Ghost Ship case, judge says

An Alameda County Superior Court judge has ruled that Oakland officials had a mandatory duty to act when they came across unsafe conditions in buildings such as the Ghost Ship warehouse, which burned a year ago, allowing a lawsuit against...Show More Summary

Validity of a UIM Waiver of Stacking Form Reviewed by Pennsylvania Superior Court (Non-Precedential)

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the non-precedential decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case of DeCrosta v. Erie Insurance Group, No. 2982 E.D.A. 2016 (Pa. Super. Oct. 18, 2017) (Bender, P.J.E., Dubow and Musmanno, J.J.) (Mem. Op. by Musmanno, J.),...Show More Summary

Judge Narrows DOJ's Search Warrants for Anti-Trump Activists' Facebook Accounts

Chief Judge Robert Morin of the D.C. Superior Court ruled that the warrants could intrude on innocent Facebook users' Fourth and First amendment rights.       

Massachusetts blocks the sale of Rockwell's Art

After a Superior Court gave the Berkshire Museum the go-ahead to sell off the treasures of its public collection, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has issued an injunction to temporarily halt the sale. Thanks, Attorney General Maura Healey for honoring Norman Rockwell's wishes. ----- Read more at the New York Times Previously: Berkshire Museum to Dump Norman Rockwells

Timeliness of Recusal Motion Reviewed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in the case of Lomas v. Kravitz, No. 87 MAP 2016 (Pa. Sept. 28, 2017)(Maj. Op. by Baer, J.)(Dissenting Op. by Saylor, C.J.), the Court affirmed the Superior Court's decision that a recusal motion...Show More Summary

Judge Green-Lights Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Most Valuable Works in Collection

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Today, Berkshire Superior Court Judge John Agostini ruled that the museum could auction off many of the most valuable works in its collection. The post Judge Green-Lights Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Most Valuable Works in Collection appeared first on Hyperallergic.

2 men receive lengthy prison sentences for O.C. pimping-related convictions

SANTA ANA — Two men were sentenced this week in Orange County Superior Court to lengthy prison sentences for pimping-related convictions, according to prosecutors. Antonio Chavez Moses III, 39, of Los Angeles, was sentenced Monday to 24 years in prison after being found guilty of human trafficking,  pandering and attempted pimping. Moses also received a […]

Judge upholds Seattle's novel campaign finance vouchers

A judge has upheld Seattle's first-in-the-nation voucher system for publicly financing political campaigns as constitutional. In a decision late Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Beth Andrus rejected a challenge … Click to Continue »

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Democracy Vouchers

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

She says public campaign financing doesn't violate the First Amendment. by Heidi Groover Not a violation of your First Amendment rights. SEEC In a loss for our libertarian neighbors, a King County Superior Court judge has dismissed a...Show More Summary

New trial for Daniel Dougherty

On October 31, the Pennsylvania Superior Court gave Daniel Dougherty what he has coveted: a new trial. For the third time. The defense and appellate courts agreed: Daniel Dougherty had two unfair trials. The three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that Dougherty should get a new trial. Show More Summary

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