08/27/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday. The report concerns a...
08/27/14 06:00 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others. The Senate...
08/27/14 04:24 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after consumers claimed it misled purchasers into believing its products effectively treat the flu, coughing and other symptoms. Whole Foods nationally markets, advertises,...
08/27/14 03:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors hammered a Brooklyn contractor Wednesday with allegations he cheated workers out of $100,000 and reneged on promises of permanent jobs and health care. Contractor Anthony Miller and his firm Bael Out Enterprises were arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on charges...
08/27/14 03:00 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies. The state Division of Elections counted 17,721 absentee and early votes Tuesday,...
08/27/14 02:54 PM
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Full Melt Chocolate and LivWell after a Denver County Fair patron claimed he was given marijuana-laced chocolate at the fair’s “Pot Pavilion.” The Denver County Fair was held Aug. 1-3 at the National...
By David M. Drucker | 08/27/14 02:39 PM
In his suit, Jindal says the new program violates the 10th Amendment by subverting state sovereignty as the administration pressured states to adopt the standards.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/27/14 01:55 PM
Two federal judges presented a stark picture of the workload facing immigration judges across the country at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
By Paul Bedard | 08/27/14 12:28 PM
Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation's immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at a historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants.
By Byron York | 08/27/14 12:06 PM
Rubio thinks an overreach by Obama could become a springboard for GOP action on immigration. If that happens, Rubio would like to see lawmakers take an approach far different from the Gang of Eight's comprehensive scheme.
08/27/14 10:44 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – On Monday, Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges denied an emergency motion by the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants seeking to prevent the debtors in the Garlock Sealing Technologies Bankruptcy Proceeding from producing specific data from the...
08/27/14 10:21 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai after owners of the 2010-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe claim Hyundai knew about a stalling defect on the vehicles, but waited years to issue a recall. Julia Reniger and Greg Bataglia claim the stalling defect...
08/27/14 10:11 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Lowe’s has agreed to pay $9.5 million to end a class action lawsuit alleging its human resources managers were not classified as managers and were exempt from overtime pay requirements. Lizeth Lytle and Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. entered into the...
08/26/14 09:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of...
By David M. Drucker | 08/26/14 05:45 PM
The Mississippi state senator, who lost a Republican primary runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran in late June, will get a hearing on his legal challenge on Sept. 16 -- just four days before absentee voting begins in the general election.Â
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