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A jury awarded a former Maryland teacher $350,000 after he accused the black principal of discriminatory actions against him. Jon Everhart claims that the principal forced him out of his teaching position simply because he is whit. Everhart sued the school board in Prince George's County after alleging that he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Legal Radar
For the last 14 months every state which heard cases pertaining to bans on same sex marriages have lifted the ban stating they were unconstitutional. This week for the first time, a judge in Tennessee has been the first to allow a ban to stand. Roane County Circuit Judge Russell... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Legal Radar
Earlier this week, a federal appeals court ruled that lawyers retain the First Amendment right to run ads which contain a judge which praises their work. This reverses an earlier ruling by the lower court. On Monday, the Third U.S. Court of Appeals made a ruling in favor of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Legal Radar
Antabloc is a tobacco based drug which has been in the center of a federal corruption trial surrounding Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell. The two are charged with soliciting over $160000 in loans, favors and gifts from Jonnie Williams. The gifts and favors were allegedly in exchange for promotion the supplement.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Legal Radar
Loral Space & Communications Inc. can breathe a sigh of relief today as a U.S. Judge reversed a $283 MIllion award against the company. ViSat Inc. has also requested a court order which would bar further action regarding patent infringement. ViaSat which is a satellite network systems firm, sued Loral... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Legal Radar
Late last week a federal judge lengthened the moratorium on Ohio's executions by another five months. This move comes amid controversy and scrutiny surrounding the type of "cocktail" the state desires to use for its executions. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost issued the ruling last Friday stating that more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Legal Radar
As part of a settlement agreement, Barneys the upscale retailer has agreed to pay $525000. The retailer is accused of racially profiling customers and deliberately targeting minorities who entered the store located on Madison Avenue, its flagship store. Customers and former employees complained the the New York Attorney General's investigators... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Legal Radar
Judge Judy Sheindlin filed suit against John Haymond when he used clips of her top rated show for ads which promoted his law firm. ACcording to Sheindlin, the clips were used without authorization and they had harmed her reputation. Haymond stated that the lawsuit came as a shock to him... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Legal Radar
Alex Young is a young musician who plays his guitar for riders who are taking the Washington, D.C. Metro. Police Officers have threatened to arrest Young stating that it is okay for him to play his music in public, but not with his guitar case open to solicit contributions. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Legal Radar
LinkedIn is a popular social network which offers professionals connections that helps them land better jobs. But this week, LinkedIn has agreed to pay almost $6 million to its own employees for damages. Evidently, LinkedIn is paying for violations that were made pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act. LinkedIn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Legal Radar
Earlier today the federal appeals court began hearing arguments on six different same-sex marriage cases. these cases have been appealed up from lower courts in four separate states. In all of the cases, the lower court judges have upheld gay rights by one of two ways. The judges either struck... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Legal Radar
Governor Robert Bentley signed into law a measure which would require doctors performing abortions at the state's clinics to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The measure was meant to ensure that women who had abortions would have continuity of care should there be a need for hospital care. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Legal Radar
An Appellate panel granted a reversal in a case that had previously been filed against Roche Holding. A New Jersey jury had ruled in favor of a woman from California, to which they had awarded $2.1 million. She won the case stating that the company's drug used for acne, Accutane... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Legal Radar
Phoenix Payment Systems, Inc. is a company which processes credit card transactions and electronic check transactions. Earlier today Phoenix requested bankruptcy protection from its creditors and stated that there are plans in the works to sell the company to North American Bancard, LLC or any other company which might place... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Legal Radar
Alabama's latest decision most likely has had an effect on today's case in Texas. The Alabama federal judge blocked a law which would have required doctors who work at abortion clinics to have local hospital admitting privileges. Today, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel will here some of the challenges which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Legal Radar
In an attempt to prevent voter fraud, lawmakers in Wisconsin developed a law which requires voters to provide a photo ID at the polls. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the law. The majority ruling earlier this week declared the voter ID law from 2011 is indeed constitutional. However, in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Legal Radar
EArlier this year a federal appeals court struck down the ban Oklahoma had on same-sex marriages. Today it was announced that the decision will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The spokeswoman for the Alliance Defending Freedom, Kerri Kupec, stated that the clerk is going to ask the justices... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Legal Radar
Earlier today Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ordered the state's legislators to create a new congressional map for the state. The old one has been ruled illegal and the lawmakers must present a new legal one to the courts by August 15 in order to be in compliance with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Legal Radar
U.S. prosecutors have charged the chief executive of DCM Erectors Inc., Larry Davis with conspiracy and wire fraud. Two others who are allegedly co-conspirators have pleaded guilty to charges which are very similar and according to the government, they have been cooperating with authorities. Davis is accused of failing to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Legal Radar
Earlier today the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a 5-2 ruling which stated Governor Scott WAlker's signature policy is constitutional. The law was initially passed in 2011 but it angered a lot of people and the governor was made to stand for recall in 2012. He made history as the first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Legal Radar
As the federal courts in Salt Lake City, Utah continue concerning the video of the OKC bombing, a witness today stated that he saw surveillance cameras at the Murrah Building that could have recorded the attack. Don Browning, a former OKC police officer testified today in court that he saw... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Legal Radar
The federal court is hearing cases of more than 600 victims who are not eligible to be compensated from the company's compensation funds that was set up by GM to pay to victims. The compensation fund is designed to pay victims who were injured or lost a family member due... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Legal Radar
A U.S. judge ruled earlier today that the police unions of New York city cannot challenge a settlement pertaining to the very controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres denied the request made by the unions for her to intervene the two class action lawsuits. Torres stated that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Legal Radar
At the age of 20, Kenneth Ireland found himself imprisoned for murder and rape. The Connecticut man was sent to a maximum security prison which is notorious for its history of gang violence. Ireland was called to the local Wallingford police station just to answer some questions concerning the drowning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Legal Radar
The jury deliberated for six days before awarding former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura $1.85 million in damages. The award includes $1.345 million for "unjust enrichment" and $500,000 in defamation damages. Unjust enrichment is usually awarded in cases where the court finds that an individual unjustly made money at another's expense.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Legal Radar