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10 hrs ago | Business Journal

SW Boston wins key appeals court backing for W Hotel bankruptcy plan

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier decision which blocked efforts by the Prudential Insurance Co.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Court Weighs Whether Deportation Fits Crime

A federal appellate court heard oral arguments Wednesday about whether immigration judges must consider whether deportation amounts to disproportional punishment for a legal permanent resident following a criminal conviction.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Military, US Marine Corps

JD Supra

First Circuit Holds That AIG Must Defend Directors and Officers in FDIC Litigation

The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an insured versus insured exclusion did not exempt AIG from advancing defense costs under a D&O policy in a suit brought against the directors and officers of Westernbank by the bank's FDIC receiver.


Related Topix: US News

Tue Apr 08, 2014

A 'Christian' hospital asks permission to cover up its sins

Linda Carswell's 10-year marathon fight with Christus St. Catherine Hospital to find out what happened to her husband came as near to closure last week as she may reasonably hope.


Related Topix: US News

Mon Apr 07, 2014

JD Supra

Does The First Amendment Allow Journalists To Lie To Their Subjects?...

On April 1, 2014, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin issued a press release accusing Adroit Films of fraud.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Massey Energy, Mining

Bangor Daily News

Cape Elizabeth judge wins award named for former federal bench colleague

U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby on Sunday received the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award during an event at Colby College.


Related Topix: Cape Elizabeth, ME, Colby College, Canada, US News

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Florida Baptist Witness

Tallahassee church calls Court of Appeals clerk as youth minister

Woodrun Baptist Church in Tallahassee has called Casey Gunnels as minister to youth.


Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, US News, Jacksonville, FL

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Business Insurance

AIG unit must pay D&O liability in Puerto Rican bank case, court rules

An American International Group Inc. unit is obligated to pay defense costs for directors and officers of a now-defunct Puerto Rican bank under terms of its directors and officers liability insurance policy, in litigation filed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., says an appeals court.


Related Topix: Insurance, American International Group, US News, World News, Puerto Rico,

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Midwest InHouse

Retaliation claim by skycap can proceed

A skycap who was fired because his employer said he solicited tips in violation of company policy could bring a retaliation claim asserting that he was actually terminated for his involvement in a Fair Labor Standards Act action against the company, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News

NH Insider

Second Amendment Sisters - NH Attorney Seth Hipple Named General Counsel

Concord, NH: The Second Amendment Sisters are pleased to announce that Concord, NH-based attorney Seth Hipple has been named SAS-NH's General Counsel.


Related Topix: Concord, NH, US News

Fri Mar 28, 2014

San Mateo Daily Journal

Court denies controller hopeful's appeal: Candidate Juan Raigoza to be on the June ballot

An appellate court yesterday denied controller hopeful Joe Galligan's latest attempt to keep opponent Juan Raigoza off the June ballot based on the validity of his financial credentials.


Related Topix: US News

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester to implement foreclosure mediation ordinance, despite possibility of legal challenge

The city is gearing up for implementation of the foreclosure mediation ordinance approved by the City Council late last year, even though legal challenges remain regarding similar ordinances elsewhere in the state.


Related Topix: Foreclosures, Worcester, MA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US News

Case of the used car salesman slash alleged used car thief

The First District Court of Appeals in Houston didn't exactly declare Russell David Balusek innocent, but it did give him another chance this month to prove he isn't a car thief.


Related Topix: US News

WDSU-TV New Orleans

State Supreme Court to hear arguments in Northshore family court case

An appeals court ruling in a St. Tammany case last year calls into question the legal jurisdiction of the family courts in Washington and St. Tammany parishes.


Related Topix: Washington, Washington Government, Louisiana, US News

Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Huffington Post

Animal Rights and the Erosion of the First Amendment: AETA, Ag-Gag and Why You Should Care

Last week the First Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit challenging the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act .


Related Topix: US News, George Bush, Agriculture, Science

Thu Mar 20, 2014

CBS Local

Tarek Mehanna Asks High Court To Review Terror Case

A Massachusetts man convicted in 2011 of trying to help al-Qaida has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

Tue Mar 18, 2014

JD Supra

Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protection

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that SarbanesOxley extends whistleblower protection, not just to employees of public companies, but to employees of private contractors and subcontractors that serve public companies.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

Judge sets Feb. 2015 date for jury to rule on death death penalty for serial killer Gary Lee Sampson

A federal judge has set a February 2015 sentencing trial date for Gary Lee Sampson, who faces the death penalty for killing three people within a week in 2000.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Mon Mar 17, 2014

Protecting Private Wealth: Recent Bankruptcy Cases Involving Tuition...

Two recent decisions may affect the assets of individuals available to satisfy creditors' claims in bankruptcy.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News, Personal Finance, Retirement, IRA