More Appeals Courts Articles

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact of life in American politics, justices will...

  • Va. justices hear former Dem activist's appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court heard competing arguments Wednesday on whether a judge erred in conducting a single trial for a former Democratic Party official charged with molesting three children. In May 2012, an Arlington County Circuit Court jury convicted Michael Armin...

  • Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules

    A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules are allowed to take effect.

  • Appeals court overturns $920M award to DuPont

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a jury decision awarding $920 million in damages to the DuPont Co. in a trade-secrets lawsuit involving high-strength synthetic fibers used in products such as Kevlar body armor. The appeals court in Richmond, Va., said Thursday that a...

  • U.S. appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

    AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortions clinics in the state. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge who said the rules violate the...

  • Third Circuit hears case alleging asbestos evidence destruction

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A federal court case will examine whether New Jersey law was properly executed in a case alleging a catalyst company and its attorneys fraudulently destroyed evidence proving asbestos was present in the company’s talc products. Defendants BASF Catalysts LLC...

  • Manning lawyer wants leak conviction reversed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted leaker Chelsea Manning is asking an Army general to reverse her conviction and 35-year prison sentence for sending reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. Defense attorney David Coombs says in a statement issued late Wednesday that he had taken the procedural...

  • It's time for White House to start sweating over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

    As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama's health care law. And if the oral arguments...

  • California appeals court affirms $6.5 million asbestos verdict

    Croskey LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has upheld a Los Angeles County Superior Court’s jury verdict in a commercial plumber’s asbestos lawsuit. Justice Walter Croskey of the California Second District Court of Appeals delivered his opinion Feb. 21, affirming a...

  • Gay marriages in Michigan halted by appeals court

    MASON, Mich. — An appeals court reinstituted Michigan's constitutional ban on gay marriage, but not before several hundred same-sex couples rushed to the state's county clerk's offices to get hitched. The order on Saturday by a federal appeals court in Cincinnati to at least temporarily...

  • Ohio court reverses ruling that freed ex-cop

    AKRON, Ohio — An appeals court in Ohio says a judge was wrong to release a former police captain who had spent nearly 15 years in prison in his ex-wife's killing. The ruling released Wednesday comes a little more than a year after Douglas Prade was freed from prison based on new testing of a...

  • Seventh Circuit: Urging settlement of an old debt could be misleading to unsophisticated consumers

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision on two lawsuits involving creditors seeking debt collection several years after the debts were originally owed. Two lawsuits, one against LVNV Funding and the other against Capital Management...



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