• U.S. District Court May 15

    Ex-Border Agent Admits Illegally Bringing Woman Into US

    A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to illegally bringing a Mexican woman into the U.S. to work as her nanny, according to federal court documents.

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    US Judge Bars Trump's Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts....

  • California Nov 26, 2019

    6 People Face Charges in Fake Steroid Trafficking Scheme

    Six people are facing charges in connection with a conspiracy to traffic counterfeit steroids, according the Department of Justice.

  • New York Nov 10, 2019

    Woody Allen and Amazon End Legal Battle

    Woody Allen and Amazon.com have ended their legal battle. The filmmaker had sued Amazon in February after the online giant ended his 2017 contract without ever releasing a completed film, “A Rainy Day in New York.” Amazon had responded that Allen, whose daughter Dylan has accused him of molesting her when she was a girl, breached the 4-movie deal by...

  • United States Nov 7, 2019

    US: Saudis Recruited Twitter Workers to Spy on Critics

    The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media...

  • Massachusetts Oct 31, 2019

    MGM Springfield Dealer Sues Casino Over Wage Dispute

    An MGM dealer says the casino has been paying him less than minimum wage and shorting overtime pay. Shawn Connors, of Uncasville, Connecticut, filed a complaint Monday in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, alleging that he is entitled to more than the wage MGM Springfield has been paying.

  • JUDGE Sep 26, 2019

    Judge in Opioid Litigation Won't Remove Himself From Case

    The federal judge in Cleveland overseeing national opioid litigation denied the requests Thursday of several drug companies that he remove himself from the case. U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster said in his order that he has done nothing over the past two years to favor cities and counties seeking money from the pharmaceutical industry to cover their costs of...

  • JUDGE Sep 14, 2019

    Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

    Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. According to the motion filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, where Judge Dan Polster presides...

  • JUDGE Sep 12, 2019

    Felicity Huffman Gains Favorable Probation Report in College Admissions Conviction

    Probation officials said there was “no victim” or any “actual or intended loss” in Felicity Huffman’s role in the college admissions scandal, court documents revealed Wednesday. While the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System’s report does not explicitly recommend a sentence for Huffman, the report clearly came down on the side of the Oscar-nominated actress and her bid to avoid...

  • California Sep 10, 2019

    National Rifle Association Sues San Francisco Over Terrorist Declaration

    The National Rifle Association has sued San Francisco where city officials recently declared the gun-rights lobby a terrorist organization. The NRA says in its lawsuit that the city is infringing on its free speech rights and is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with it.

  • NBC News Aug 29, 2019

    Woman Had to Give Birth in Denver Jail Cell Alone, With No Assistance, Lawsuit Says

    A Denver woman gave birth alone in her jail cell, without any help from on-duty nurses and deputies, as surveillance cameras captured the entire experience, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Diana Sanchez welcomed her baby boy into the world on July 31 last year, on what “should have been one of the happiest days of her life,” her...

  • JUDGE Aug 16, 2019

    Panel Rules Soap, Sleep Essential to Migrant Kids' Safety

    Immigrant children detained by the U.S. government should get edible food, clean water, soap and toothpaste under a longstanding agreement over detention conditions, a federal appeals panel ruled Thursday in dismissing a Trump administration bid to limit what must be provided.

  • JUDGE Aug 13, 2019

    Federal Judge Orders Changes at Juvenile Detention Centers

    Vermont’s state-run juvenile detention center has been ordered to reduce the use of solitary confinement and ease disciplinary procedures. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford issued a preliminary injunction requiring the changes at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Colchester.

  • JUDGE Aug 7, 2019

    Dartmouth Settles Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit With 9 Women

    Dartmouth College has settled a federal lawsuit with nine women who sued the school over allegations that it ignored years of harassment and assault by former psychology department professors. In a statement Tuesday, both sides say the settlement includes $14 million for students who can prove they suffered abuse, as well as several initiatives by the college “to rectify current...

  • Associated Press Jul 17, 2019

    LA County to Pay $53 Million Over Strip Searches of Female Inmates

    Los Angeles County will pay $53 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged tens of thousands of women were given invasive group strip searches at a jail, according to court filings Tuesday.

  • Massachusetts Jul 3, 2019

    Mass. Man Charged in Appalachian Trail Killing Found Incompetent

    A Massachusetts man accused of fatally stabbing a hiker on the Appalachian Trial is not mentally fit to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. James L. Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was charged with murder and assault with intent to commit murder in the knife attack on two hikers on the Appalachian Trial in southwestern Virginia on May 11.

  • counsel Jun 22, 2019

    US Soccer, Women's Team Tentatively Agree to Mediate Lawsuit

    U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, to pursue mediation following the Women’s World Cup. “Here to win a World Cup, lawyers are...

  • United States Jun 22, 2019

    US Soccer, Women's Team Tentatively Agree to Mediate Lawsuit

    U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, to pursue mediation following the Women’s World Cup. “Here to win a World Cup, lawyers are...

  • JUDGE Jun 21, 2019

    14th Parent Pleads Guilty in College Bribery Scheme

    A Del Mar man has pleaded guilty for paying bribes to facilitate the admission of his children to the University of Southern California as a purported athletic recruit, federal officials said Friday.

  • JUDGE May 18, 2019

    1,700 Additional Separated Migrant Children Identified by Trump Administration

    The Trump administration has identified at least 1,712 migrant children it may have separated from their parents in addition to those separated under the “zero tolerance” policy, according to court transcripts of a Friday hearing. U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the Trump administration to identify children separated before the zero tolerance policy went into effect in May 2018,...

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