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  • Tenn. court says convicted killer can keep money

    Tenn. court says convicted killer can keep money

    Headline Legal News 07/18/2012

    A Tennessee appeals court has reluctantly ruled that a Johnson City man convicted of killing his wife in a bathtub for the insurance money can keep $200,000 in life insurance proceeds. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Tennessee...

  • Japan whistleblower sidelined despite court ruling

    Japan whistleblower sidelined despite court ruling

    Ethics 07/11/2012

    An employee at Japanese medical equipment maker Olympus said Wednesdaythat his humiliating treatment has not changed despite a Supreme Courtruling that his demotion for whistleblowing was illegal.Masaharu Hamada said he is still isolated in the offic...

  • Texas Voter ID Law to be Tested in a Federal Court

    Texas Voter ID Law to be Tested in a Federal Court

    Headline Legal News 07/09/2012

    The fate of Texas' controversial new voter ID law - which requires voters to show photo identification at the polls - is set to be decided this week in a federal court in Washington. The state, which claims the law will prevent voter fraud, is seekin...

  • Cal Supreme Court rules in child death case

    Cal Supreme Court rules in child death case

    Headline Legal News 07/06/2012

    Welfare officials can take children from parents who negligently cause the death of a son or daughter, such as failing to place them in a car seat, even if there was no criminal harm, the California Supreme Court ruled. The court ruled Thursday that ...

  • Rosen Law Firm Files First Federal Securities Class Action

    Rosen Law Firm Files First Federal Securities Class Action

    Legal Solutions 07/05/2012

    The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. announces today that it has filed the first federal class action against Lone Pine Resources, Inc. (LPR) alleging that Lone Pine made false statements of material facts in its prospectus issued in connection with the Company'...

  • Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action

    Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action

    Legal Solutions 07/05/2012

    Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District Court of the Virgin Islands on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the common s...

  • GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case

    GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case

    Headline Legal News 07/02/2012

    GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and pay $3 billion to settle what government officials said on Monday is the largest case of healthcare fraud in U.S. history. The agreement, which still needs court appro...

  • Peter Madoff pleads guilty in NYC, blames brother

    Peter Madoff pleads guilty in NYC, blames brother

    Recent Cases 07/01/2012

    In pleading guilty to criminal charges, Peter Madoff portrayed himself as a victim of a domineering older brother who he revered right up until an evening in December 2008 when his sibling revealed that his wildly successful investment business was a...

  • High court ruling vindicates Obama on health care

    High court ruling vindicates Obama on health care

    Headline Legal News 06/28/2012

    Marking a pivotal point in the presidential campaign, the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's sweeping federal health care law handed the Democratic incumbent crucial election-year vindication for his signature legislative acc...

  • Court: Madoff's brother to plead guilty in NY

    Court: Madoff's brother to plead guilty in NY

    Recent Cases 06/27/2012

    The brother of Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy and falsifying records, admitting his role in the multibillion-dollar fraud that destroyed the savings of thousands of investors, prosecutors told a judge on We...

  • Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases

    Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases

    National News 06/21/2012

    The Supreme Court says criminals who were arrested but not yet sentenced for crack cocaine offenses should be able to take advantage of newly reduced sentences. Corey A. Hill and Edward Dorsey were arrested in 2007 and 2008 for selling crack cocaine ...

  • Guilty plea in NY 'mini-al Qaida' cell case

    Guilty plea in NY 'mini-al Qaida' cell case

    Ethics 06/19/2012

    A New Yorker accused of trying to start what prosecutors called "a mini al-Qaida cell" pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization. An indictment had alleged that Wesam El-Hanafi p...