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Hernandez jurors can watch Super Bowl

The presiding judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial will allow jurors to watch the Super Bowl. According to ESPN’s Michelle Steele, Bristol (Mass.) County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said jurors can watch Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Seahawks, but she asked them to step out of the room if Hernandez — the…

The judge saw through the lie

In a Boston Globe story, here's how Priyanka Dayal McCluskey reports on how the outgoing CEO of Partners Healthcare System described the deal that was turned down today by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sanders:“The judge hasShow More Summary

Slava Voynov lawyers seek to bar wife's remarks said to confirm abuse

Slava Voynov’s wife told a nurse that the Kings defenseman had previously assaulted her, according a motion filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Jonathan Dwyer Sentenced for Disorderly Conduct: Latest Details, Reaction

According to the Maricopa County Superior Court, Jonathan Dwyer's sentence has been handed down after he pled guilty to a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct charge. The Court's decision was also announced on Twitter: Dwyer was arrested...Show More Summary

Jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone

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

Guest Editorial: The False Promise of the Death Penalty

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City of Seattle Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess argues: "Some people believe they are safer because of the death penalty; they're not." Three high-profile death penalty trials are underway in King County Superior Court, related...Show More Summary

Appeal of MSJ Order Quashed in Consolidated Case Where Not All Defendants Dismissed

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I n the recent Superior Court case of Malanchuk v. Tsimura, 2014 Pa. Super. 277, 1379 EDA 2012 (Dec. 17, 2014 Ford Elliot, P.J.E.), an en banc Court ruled in this construction accident personal injury case that the Plaintiff could not...Show More Summary

Stephen Collins's Divorce Is (Finally) Finalized

Stephen Collins and Faye Grant's messy, protracted divorce (marriage?) is finally over, after winding its way through court for three years. According to court documents obtained by ET, LA Superior Court Judge Michael J. Convey approved a settlement between two, which came out to dividing a $17 million pot in half. The... More »

Medi-Cal applicants entitled to benefits despite delays, judge rules

California may no longer leave applicants in limbo as they wait to find out whether they qualify for the state’s healthcare program for the poor, a superior court judge has ruled.

Should the Public Continue to Fund Courts to Resolve Personal, Civil Disputes?

Ontario Superior Court Justice Graeme Mew addresses yet another access to justice "elephant in the room," in a ruling awarding modest damages of only $10,000 for defamation, after a six-year legal battle between two, rival Toronto weight-loss...Show More Summary

Superior Court Begrudgingly Applies Statute of Limitations Discovery Rule in Limited Tort Context

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its decision from earlier this week in the case of Varner-Mort v. Kapfhammer, No. 261 WDA 2014, 2015 Pa. Super. 14 (Pa. Super. Jan. 21, 2015 Ford Elliott, P.J.E, Allen, and Strassburger, J.J.)(Op. by Strassburger), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed the application of the discovery rule in the context of a limited tort case. Show More Summary

Karrueche Tran to Marry Chris Brown Before Singer Heads Back to Jail?

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran have just gotten back together, but it appears as if they're relationship will be tested once more as Brown could be headed back to jail. On Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. BrandlinShow More Summary

Officer hit by his own patrol car; man faces attempted murder charge

A 25-year-old man is set to be arraigned Friday in Superior Court on charges of attempting to murder a San Diego police officer in an incident that left the officer hospitalized with serious injuries.

Meng Lim Sworn In As Superior Court Judge

In December, Charlie wrote about how Dean C. Bucci was appointed as a Superior Court Judge in the Paulding Circuit. With that appointment, Buccci became the first Hispanic to serve on the Superior Court. On Thursday Meng H. Lim was sworn in as the first Asian-American Superior Court Justice in Georgia. Show More Summary

Chris Brown's Probation Revoked Because of Shootings

Chris Brown sits in the court room during a progress hearing held at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday afternoon (January 15) in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old singer has been on probation ever since he plead guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna in the 2009 domestic violence case. Chris‘ probation has been revoked [...]

Chris Brown's Probation From the Rihanna Case Has Been Revoked

Chris Brown's probation — from his Rihanna assault scandal — was axed today after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge learned the singer traveled out of L.A. County for a problematic show in San Jose and failed to fulfill his community service terms. According to the AP, Judge James Brandlin... More »

Read The Questions Given To Potential Aaron Hernandez Jurors

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Over three days, 1,055 people — minus the guy in a Bruins jersey who screamed "Go Pats!" and was sent home — filed through Bristol Superior Court for jury selection in Aaron Hernandez's upcoming murder trial. They were each given a 51-question juror questionnaire which you can read below (and complete, if you like). Read more...

Jodi Arias Sentencing Retrial Update: Mesa Police Detective Testifies, Judge Postpones Decision on Death Penalty

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens was expected to decide on Monday if the death penalty should be taken off the table for convicted murderer Jodi Arias. This was requested by Arias' defense team last Friday, Jan. 9, and the judge promised to rule by 9:30am on Monday. Instead, Judge Stephens put the decision on hold.

Concussion lawsuit by ex-D.C. United player will not go to trial

Bryan Namoff‘s lawsuit against D.C. United, stemming from a concussion that ended his career five years ago, will not go to trial. According to D.C. Superior Court online records, the case is closed and a pre-trial conference this week was cancelled. A jury trial had been scheduled to begin Feb. 23. Neither Namoff nor his […]

WASHINGTON: Court Rules That State Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Florist

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: The state of Washington can sue the owner of a Richland flower shop, as well as her business, for refusing to sell flowers for the same-sex wedding of a longtime customer, a Benton County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Show More Summary

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