Law & Society
- Apple iPhone 5 Features Update: Samsung To Take Legal Action Against Apple For Employing LTE Technology
September 11 2012 4:31 AM
With just a day to go for Apple's Sept.12 event, confirmed reports have emerged that South Korean handset manufacturer Samsung is contemplating legal action against Apple over reported use of Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity technology.
- African Elephant, White Rhino Conservation Efforts Continue, More Help Needed
September 10 2012 5:01 AM
The late South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony, who earned the reputation of calming distressed, wild elephants near his home in Zululand, South Africa, has inspired others including companies to pursue the uneasy path towards life preservation and ecological balance.
- Fired For Being Christian? Religious Employees Have Their Day In Court
September 04 2012 5:27 PM
The landmark hearing follows six years of legal battles and tribunals for the four plaintiffs, whose high-profile cases are seen as a polarizing dividing line between British Christians who want to express their faith in the workplace and employers who assert their right to impose dress codes and guidelines for workplace conduct.
- All Wounded Pedestrians Were Injured By Police Bullets, NY Police Commissioner Said; Does The NYPD Need Better Weapons Training?
August 25 2012 2:02 PM
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters Saturday that the nine pedestrians wounded outside the Empire State Building on Friday morning were injured by police bullets. This news follows word of a study that claimed NYPD officers should be given better weapons training.
- Who Was Jeffrey Johnson? Details Emerge About The Empire State Building Shooter
August 24 2012 9:46 PM
Jeffrey Johnson returned to the location of his old job at the Hazan Import Corp. in New York, killing former co-worker Steve Ercolino on Friday. Since the shooting, details have emerged about who Johnson was.
- Mayor Bloomberg Gives Press Conference at Empire State Building on Shooting
August 24 2012 12:07 PM
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a news conference Friday following a deadly shooting at the Empire State Building that left several people dead, including the gunman. The shooter, who had lost his job, returned to his former employer and shot a manager at close range.
- 2 People, Including Gunman Killed, As Many As 8 People Shot Outside Of NY's Empire State Building
August 24 2012 9:53 AM
Two people, including the gunman, were killed, and as many as eight others were wounded in a shooting outside the Empire State Building, at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, on Friday morning, according to the New York Times.
- Why Was the Natalie Wood Case Reopened After 30 Years?
August 22 2012 6:09 PM
The puzzling circumstances surrounding Hollywood icon Natalie Wood's death from drowning in 1981 have remained a mystery for more than 30 years. Although some followers had hoped for some long last resolution at when the case was reopened in November 2011, William McSweeney, chief of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, says it is very unlikely that any new information will emerge at this point.
- Pizza Hut and Home Depot Deny Legal Allegations, Did They Rip Off The Black Keys? [VIDEOS]
August 20 2012 11:36 AM
Megachains Pizza Hut and Home Depot separately denied claims in court in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday that they ripped off music by the band The Black Keys in TV spots, reports the Associated Press.
- Catherine Bosley: Newswoman Wins Appeal Against Hustler In Copyright Suit
August 17 2012 2:54 AM
Catherine Bosley, an Ohio TV newswoman, won a lawsuit against Hustler over publication of a picture showing her naked in a wet T-shirt contest.
- Steve Jobs Home Burglarized: $60,000 Stolen, Suspect Kariem McFarlin In Custody
August 14 2012 10:49 AM
The home of the late Steve Jobs, Apple's iconic founder and visionary who died last year at the age of 56, was reportedly burglarized on July 17, but police say they now have a suspect in custody. Tom Flattery, deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County, said that 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin of Alameda broke into Jobs' home on Waverly Street in Palo Alto and stole more than $60,000 worth of "computers and personal items."
- Na Cola Darcel Franklin: Bride-To-Be Held For Accidentally Stabbing Fiancé To Death Hours Before Marriage
August 13 2012 2:20 AM
In a freak incident, bride-to-be Na Cola Darcel Franklin, 31, inadvertently stabbed her fiancé twice in the heart a few hours before they were about to tie the knot.
- Jared Loughner Pleads Guilty To Tucson Killings, Avoids Death Sentence
August 07 2012 6:18 PM
Jared Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tuscon, Ariz., to the January 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others.
- Sikh Temple Killer's Mother Apologizes To Wisconsin Shooting Victims
August 07 2012 2:36 AM
Laura Lynn, the mother of former soldier Wade Michael Page, who shot dead six people and injured three at a Sikh Temple on Sunday, expressed her anguish over how her "precious little boy" had turned into a killer and apologized to the victims of the Wisconsin temple shooting.
- Growing Spats Between Countries Leads To Need For More Cross-Border Lawyers
August 03 2012 11:56 PM
The number of fresh arbitration cases filed with the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes last year reached its highest level in four decades, the ICSID said in a report last week.
- France Seizes Mansion Belonging To Equatorial Guinea Leader's Son In Corruption Probe
August 03 2012 4:00 PM
The French government has seized the mansion and several other assets belonging to the son of Equatorial Guinea's ruler on charges of money laundering.
- James Holmes Psychiatrist Warned He Was A Threat 6 Weeks Before Shooting
August 02 2012 4:26 PM
Dr. Lynne Fenton and the rest of the University of Colorado's threat team failed to notify police about their concerns with James Holmes and fell out of contact with him after he dropped out of the school.
- EU To Criminalize Rate-Fixing...And About Time Too
July 25 2012 12:50 PM
The EU is looking into the possibility of making Libor and Euribor rate-rigging -- the deliberate manipulation of interest rates that set the benchmark for over $500 trillion in financial contracts - a criminal offense.
- James Holmes Situation Behind Bars Reminscient Of The Joker, Jerry Sandusky
July 21 2012 8:39 PM
The alleged shooter in the Aurora, Colo., massacre, James Holmes, has been placed in solitary confinement at Arapahoe County's detention center. The high-profile nature of Holmes' case has naturally attracted the attention of other inmates, some of whom have threatened to kill the suspect.
- Company Releases Indian Workers Detained In Bahrain For 6 Years
July 18 2012 4:34 PM
Nass Contracting Co., a wealthy Bahraini construction giant that was recently under fire from human rights groups, announced on Tuesday that it would permit its workers to leave the country and return home.