• U.S. District Court May 15, 2021 2:37 pm

    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 November 27, 2019 6:44 am

    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....

  • Massachusetts November 12, 2019 5:18 pm

    Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops at Airports and Other U.S. Ports of Entry

    A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travelers whose...

  • NEW YORK November 9, 2019 8:33 pm

    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 November 7, 2019 7:42 am

    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 October 30, 2019 11:46 pm

    Motorcycle Gang Leader Arrested on Federal Weapons Charge, Police Say

    A member of an outlaw motorcycle gang was arrested Wednesday for allegedly possessing an AR-15 style rifle not registered to him after federal authorities raided his East Bridgewater, Massachusetts home, according to authorities and court documents.

  • JUDGE September 26, 2019 4:00 pm

    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 September 14, 2019 5:15 pm

    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 September 11, 2019 9:27 pm

    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 September 10, 2019 7:20 am

    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 August 29, 2019 5:42 pm

    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 August 15, 2019 8:27 pm

    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.

  • Massachusetts August 13, 2019 6:39 pm

    Trial Begins Over Insurance for ‘Suspicious' Boat Sinking

    A civil trial that began on Tuesday will determine whether insurance companies must cover an $85,000 claim from a Vermont man for his boat, which sank nearly three years ago off the New England coast. Insurers are refusing to pay the claim, saying Carman made suspicious alterations to the 31-foot vessel before leaving Rhode Island with his mother on a...

  • JUDGE August 7, 2019 5:02 pm

    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...

  • BOSTON August 7, 2019 6:34 pm

    Boston Calling Extortion Trial: 2 City Hall Officials Found Guilty of Conspiracy, 1 of Extortion

    Two aides of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh were found guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion on Wednesday after prosecutors accused them of bullying organizers of a music festival into hiring union laborers. While the city’s tourism chief Kenneth Brissette and its head of intergovernmental affairs Timothy Sullivan were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion, Brisette was found guilty...

  • BOSTON August 6, 2019 7:06 pm

    Jury Deliberations Begin in Boston Calling Extortion Trial

    The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the trial of two Boston city officials accused of bullying organizers of a music festival into hiring union laborers. Prosecutor Laura Kaplan said Boston Calling organizers were pressured to hire union workers to appease the people who “helped to elect their pro-union boss,” a reference to Mayor Marty Walsh.

  • BOSTON August 5, 2019 7:53 pm

    Boston Calling Extortion Trial: Defense Rests as Ex-Police Commissioner Testifies

    The defense rested in the Boston Calling music festival extortion trial Monday, after former Boston Police Commissioner William Evans testified. Two former aides of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh were accused in federal court of bullying organizers of the into hiring union workers at the festival by saying that, if they didn’t hire union workers, workers would picket.

  • BOSTON July 23, 2019 8:45 pm

    Trial Begins for 2 Boston Officials Accused of Extortion

    Opening arguments were made Tuesday in the trial of two aides of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh who face extortion charges for allegedly bullying organizers of the Boston Calling music festival into hiring union workers. Prosecutors allege that city tourism chief Kenneth Brissette and Director of intergovernmental relations Timothy Sullivan – who are both on paid leave — told organizers of...

  • BOSTON July 22, 2019 6:49 pm

    Mayor Walsh Aides Extortion Trial Scheduled to Open Tuesday

    Two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s top aides will go to trial this week on charges that they bullied music festival organizers into hiring union workers if they wanted city permits. City tourism chief Kenneth Brissette and director of intergovernmental relations Timothy Sullivan face trial on extortion charges in U.S. District Court.

  • Associated Press July 17, 2019 6:51 am

    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.

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