Services held for slain 7-year-old

By |2011-04-29T12:52:45+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Mourners released white doves at services Saturday for Jorelys Rivera, the 7-year-old girl who was abducted and killed near her north Georgia home.

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Traffic Infraction Not Required Part of Criminal History, Circuit Says

By |2011-04-29T12:50:50+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

In a case of first impression, the 2nd Circuit has ruled that a drunk-driving conviction does not necessarily carry the same weight as felonies when a defendant's criminal history is being calculated for sentencing on another crime.

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Gibbs & Bruns Wins $116 Million Verdict for V&E Partner in Contract Dispute with Texas Oil Biz Billionaire

By |2011-04-29T11:15:31+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Vinson & Elkins partner D. Bobbitt Noel Jr. was the winning plaintiff in a $116 million jury verdict in a suit alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against oil billionaire Trevor Rees-Jones and Devon Energy.

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Murder suspect van der Sloot sues Chile

By |2011-04-29T10:31:39+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The Dutch man suspected in the disappearance in 2005 of Natalee Holloway has sued the Chilean government for more than $13 million, alleging his human rights were violated when Chile extradited him last year to Peru.

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Judge Rebuffs Bid to Learn Locations of NYPD Cameras

By |2011-04-29T09:24:36+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

In a FOIA case brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union, a judge has ruled the Department of Homeland Security does not have to reveal the locations of surveillance cameras installed for the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative.

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Does South Carolina have a Medical Malpractice damages cap?

By |2011-04-29T08:00:47+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Question: Does South Carolina use a medical malpractice damages cap? Answer: Yes. Like many states, South Carolina has a statute on the books that places a limit or “cap” on the amount of compensation that can be awarded to a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case.  In other words, even after a plaintiff proves (and the jury [...]

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Prosecutors decline to continue seeking death penalty for Mumia

By |2011-04-29T07:51:13+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams [official website] announced Wednesday that his office will no longer seek the death penalty [press release] against Mumia Abu-Jamal [Philadelphia Inquirer backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. As a r...

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20 charged with luring illegal immigrants to work in strip clubs

By |2011-04-29T07:41:39+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Federal officials charged 20 people Wednesday in a scheme to recruit illegal immigrants from Russia and Eastern European countries to work as exotic dancers in New York strip clubs, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern Distric...

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