Remember Burnham v. Superior Court? That's the one where a defendant was personally served in California while traveling there on business. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld personal service due to transient presence in the forum state ("tag jurisdiction") as legitimate on its own, without requiring any of the "sufficient minimum......
The legislature in the newly insane state of North Carolina had the brilliant idea of shoveling public money into private schools. Perhaps in an attempt to keep James Madison from spinning at 300 rpm, a state superior court judge named Thomas Hobgood...
Here’s another news story we hardly expected to read: a state superior court judge in North Carolina has not only ruled that the state legislature’s big giveaway of taxpayer money to religious extremists is unconstitutional, but that the state must claw back funds already given away. In a stunning rebuke to state lawmakers’ efforts to [...]
This is a spot of good news coming out of North Carolina. In the first step of what promises to be a long litigation road, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hopgood found North Carolina's ultra-conservative school voucher program...Show More Summary
Seeking help from the courts: Last Thursday, in a Beaufort County Superior Court case that took place in Wilson, Judge Milton Fitch, Jr. granted the town’s request for a temporary restraining order, keeping Vidant Health and PantegoShow More Summary
Charges that include battery, coercion, and assault with a deadly weapon. Embattled mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to "War Machine" back in 2008, appeared before California Superior Court on Tuesday (Aug. Show More Summary
One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. The National Gallery will take the art,...
A Superior Court judge is holding a hearing involving two drug crime defendants that could determine the fate of thousands of drug prosecutions in Delaware.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice gave the green light on Monday to a class action lawsuit targeting Bell Mobility over the expiration of prepaid cell phone minutes, CBC reports. It all started two years ago when Celia Sankar of Elliot Lake, Ontario, filed a lawsuit against Bell Mobility after the balance on her prepaid [...]
Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, the George Washington University (GW) and the National Gallery of Art today received approval from the D.C. Superior Court to implement their historic agreements that were first announced in February 2014. Show More Summary
The D.C. superior court today approved the Corcoran’s plan to merge with the National Gallery of Art and the George Washington University, effectively dissolving the nearly 150-year-old institution. With this decision, one of D.C.’s oldest museums is about to undergo a drastic transformation in the next few months. Here’s what you need to know: […]
In a decision that could have game-changing effects on projects all across Seattle, a King County Superior Court judge ruled last week that a proposed 49-bedroom microhousing building at 741 Harvard Ave E would have to go through the public...
And charges include attempted murder. Ex-UFC Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Koppenhaver, now known as "War Machine," is scheduled to appear before California Superior Court on Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2014) to answer for charges filed...Show More Summary
An appellate court overturned the Los Angeles Superior Court's decision to retry her case against Marc Cherry and ABC Touchstone read more
At a hearing, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge said she is likely to dismiss claims of defamation and infliction of emotional distress read more
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Thursday sentenced wo men to life in prison without parole in the 2011 killing of a 38-year-old man in Kagel Canyon. Stuart Rubio, a 34-year-old Latino, and Heriberto Valenzuela, a 33-year-old Latino, were convicted July 17 of killing and robbing Robert Hendrix, 38. Show More Summary
The $5 million lawsuit that erupted out of a fight between Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller and actual dance mom Kelly Hyland has taken a bit of misstep for the plaintiff. In a hearing today in downtown LA, Superior Court Judge Ruth Kwan indicated...Show More Summary
A child molester in Washington who is serving a 10-year sentence is suing the county after alleging he was raped while held in the Garfield County Jail in Pomeroy. The complaint filed Tuesday in Walla Walla Superior Court says the man suffers anxiety and nightmares. He’s seeking an amount of money that would be determined [...]
When Steve Ballmer's attorney walked into Room 236 in Los Angeles Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the clerk handed him a three-page order bearing a judge's signature.
Glenn Instapundit Reynolds in USA Today: When Ray Rice beat his wife unconscious in an elevator, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio and New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain agreed to put him in a diversion program forShow More Summary