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  • Wyoming court to utility: Pay tax on power plant chemicals

    Wyoming court to utility: Pay tax on power plant chemicals

    Legal News 09/15/2017

    Wyoming generally favors low taxes and coal-fired electricity but one of its largest utilities will need to pay sales tax on pollution-control chemicals at four power plants in the state, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The justices sided wi...

  • Wisconsin chocolatier, Mars candy company resolve dispute

    Wisconsin chocolatier, Mars candy company resolve dispute

    State Bar News 09/14/2017

    Court documents show a Wisconsin chocolate maker and the candy giant Mars Inc. have resolved a trademark dispute.Mars sued Syovata Edari in federal court in Virginia claiming her Madison chocolate company, CocoVaa Chocolatier, infringed on Mars' Coco...

  • Arizona court won't review ruling on medical marijuana law

    Arizona court won't review ruling on medical marijuana law

    U.S. Court News 09/13/2017

    The Arizona Supreme Court is letting stand a lower court's ruling that the state's medical marijuana law is constitutional in requiring counties to approve reasonable zoning regulations.Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery had appealed a Court of...

  • Access to license-plate data may be possible, court rules

    Access to license-plate data may be possible, court rules

    Business of Law 09/12/2017

    It would violate people's privacy to publicly release raw data collected by automated license plate readers that police use to determine whether vehicles are linked to crime, but there may be ways to make the information anonymous that would require ...

  • France: Court finds topless photos violated royal’s privacy

    France: Court finds topless photos violated royal’s privacy

    Legal Careers 09/12/2017

    A French court ruled Tuesday that photographers and gossip magazine executives violated the privacy of Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge by taking and publishing photographs of the former Kate Middleton sunbathing topless.The court in a Paris subu...

  • Trump nominates White House lawyer to important court seat

    Trump nominates White House lawyer to important court seat

    Recent Cases 09/12/2017

    President Donald Trump has tapped one of his own White House attorneys for a judgeship on one of the most important federal appeals courts, opening the door for confirmation hearing questions about the legal controversies that dominated the first sev...

  • Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    Notable Attorneys 09/12/2017

    An attorney says a Massachusetts town should not be barred from giving public funds to support the restoration of a historic building just because it happens to be a church.Nina Pickering-Cook told Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday that commun...

  • Indian court sentences 2 men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts

    Indian court sentences 2 men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts

    Court Room News 09/12/2017

    An Indian court on Thursday sentenced two men to death and two others to life in prison for a series of bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993. A fifth man was given 10 years in prison.The five men were convicted earlier of criminal conspi...

  • Ohio Supreme Court hears dispute on abortion clinic closure

    Ohio Supreme Court hears dispute on abortion clinic closure

    Legal Events 09/12/2017

    Government attorneys have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to uphold the state Health Department's order to shut down Toledo's last abortion clinic.The case involves one of several restrictions Ohio lawmakers have placed on abortion clinics in recent yea...

  • Court: Apology expressing fault can't be used in lawsuits

    Court: Apology expressing fault can't be used in lawsuits

    National News 09/12/2017

    The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can't be used in a later lawsuit against the provider.At issue in the court's Tuesday decision was the state's "apology law," which already...

  • EU court rejects Hungary, Slovakia appeal in refugee case

    EU court rejects Hungary, Slovakia appeal in refugee case

    Recent Cases 09/10/2017

    The European Union's top court on Wednesday rejected legal action by Hungary and Slovakia to avoid accepting refugees under an EU scheme, a decision seen as a victory for countries bearing the greatest burden of Europe's migrant wave.In a long-awaite...

  • Wisconsin panel changes court rules for Foxconn plant

    Wisconsin panel changes court rules for Foxconn plant

    Recent Cases 09/10/2017

    Foxconn Technology Group could appeal lawsuits directly to the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court, skipping the state appeals court, under changes to a $3 billion incentive package the Legislature's budget-writing committee approved Tues...