More State Courts Articles

  • New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals court ruling from last year that said the...

  • Pa. appeals court holds statute of repose bars asbestos plaintiffs’ claims

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed a Philadelphia County jury’s judgment against a defendant in an asbestos lawsuit, concluding that the statute of repose bars the plaintiffs’ claims. Judge Jack A. Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania delivered...

  • Nicaraguan on Texas death row loses at high court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Nicaraguan man sent to Texas death row for fatally shooting a customer during a robbery at a Houston-area dry cleaning store has lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal that contended he was under 18 at the time of the slaying, making him ineligible for the death penalty. Prison...



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