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1 hr ago | Courthouse News Service

Damages 'Rollercoaster' in Funk Band Royalties

The royalties of 1970s funk band the Ohio Players remain in limbo after improper asset distribution in bankruptcy court, the 5th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: Funk, Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News, California

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open - at least for a while - after the law takes effect Sept.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open - at least for a while - after the law takes effect Sept.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News

5 hrs ago | JD Supra

Texas Web Publishers Earn Novel Protection Against Stale Lawsuits

In a case of first impression for a state appellate court, a Texas broadcaster was protected against a stale libel suit arising from a news report posted to the Internet.

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Related Topix: US News

10 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

DA Not Obliged to Pay for Subpoenaed Documents

A Texas bank cannot force a district attorney's office to compensate it for producing over 38,000 pages of subpoenaed account records, a Texas appeals court ruled.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Collin County, TX, US News, US Supreme Court

15 hrs ago | Houston Press

Trial Set For Case Against Bellaire Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man

A federal judge has set a trial date for the civil suit against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

JD Supra

State Court Lawsuit Removable if Plaintiff-Employee's Pleadings ...

"You have been sued." Upon reading these first few words of a state court citation, most Texas employers - indeed, most employers - make it their first order of business to remove the case to federal court if at all possible.

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

Grits for Breakfast

Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit...

At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: " Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas? " She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of death row inmates in the Angola unit in Louisiana which may soon cause our Bayou State neighbors to "join ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, State Prisons, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Louisiana

Chron

Appeals court reinstates part of woman's suit against Fort Bend County

A Fort Bend County employee fired for attending a church event when her time off request had been denied could see her lawsuit go to trial.

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Related Topix: Fort Bend County, TX, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

News Journal

Former trustee's appeal on theft conviction is dismissedFormer...

Former trustee's appeal on theft conviction is dismissed Clark Swank's appeal of his conviction for theft in office has been dismissed Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1tHue9c The Fifth District Court of Appeals has dismissed former Worthington Township Trustee Edwin C. "Clark" Swank's appeal of his conviction for ... (more)

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Dallas Morning News

$360,000 verdict against Oncor in dairy fire overturned

A $360,000 jury verdict against the power transmission company Oncor for its role in a South Dallas dairy fire in 2008 has been overturned.

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Related Topix: US News, Dean Foods

Courthouse News Service

Limits on Access to Eagle Feathers Questioned

The Interior Department may be infringing on the religious freedom of Native Americans by limiting the right to possess eagle feathers to federally recognized tribes, the 5th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: US News, McAllen, TX

NOLA.com

Business efforts to speed up oil spill claims payments stall in appeals court

Two businesses trying to get settlement money sooner from the BP oil spill litigation hit a dead end at a federal appeals court this week.

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Related Topix: US News

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Jurist

Louisiana abortion clinic challenges new state law

The law requires that every doctor who provides abortions have active admitting privileges at a hospital not more than 30 miles from where the abortion is performed, and gives doctors 81 days to comply.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Abortion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Times-Picayune

NOPD officer who burned Henry Glover's body to file new appeal

Gregory McRae, the former New Orleans Police officer who was sentenced for the second time last week to 17 years in prison for burning the body of Henry Glover after Hurricane Katrina, will appeal his prison term and make a bid for a new trial, his attorney said.

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Related Topix: US News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Town Talk

City Council needs to pay attorney his due - Our viewCity Council...

It's sad it took a judge's threat to seize assets to get the city to do the right thing.

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Queerty

AT&T: "Don't Let Our Silly $125,000 Donation To An Antigay Politician Fool You, We Love Homos!"

Facebook's $10,000 donation to antigay Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes pales in comparison to the huge donation AT&T made to the gubernatorial campaign of Greg Abbott, the antigay Republican of Texas currently running against Wendy Davis.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News

Reuters

U.S. effort to protect bald eagle suffers legal setback

The bald eagle may no longer be extinct, but the U.S. effort to protect the national bird became harder on Wednesday.

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News Journal

Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits caseSupreme Court...

Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits case Can couple make unlimited transfers of assets before entering nursing home? Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1oRO8ij transfer of assets from a wife who is entering a nursing home to her husband, after she applies for Medicaid coverage, but before eligibility is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Ohio, Ohio Government, US News, Long Term Care

JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Holding Breathes Life Back Into the Contractual Liability Exclusion

Liability insurance policies typically exclude coverage for obligations arising out of the insured's "assumption of liability in a contract or agreement."

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Related Topix: US News, Sunnyvale, TX

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