Tag: Legal proceedings

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas...

Thousands pay last respects to slain Dutch reporter

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AMSTERDAM — Thousands of people lined up Wednesday to pay their last respects to slain crime reporter Peter R. de Vries at a theater...

Couple in eBay harassment case sues company, ex-officials

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BOSTON — A Massachusetts couple subjected to threats and other bizarre harassment from former eBay Inc. employees filed a civil lawsuit against the Silicon...

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse who had hoped to revive their otherwise...

Italian lawyers group slams court review of US trial defense

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ROME — Several professional associations representing Italian criminal defense lawyers have slammed a Rome court’s written attack on the team which defended two U.S....

Judge: $150M initially for victims in Florida condo collapse

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Victims and families who suffered losses in the collapse of a 12-story oceanfront Florida condominium will get a minimum of $150 million in compensation...

Mississippi city settles over man’s death in police custody

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SOUTHAVEN. Miss. — The family of a Tennessee man who took LSD at a concert and then died after police stunned him and restrained...

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets more prison time

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BOSTON — A former Massachusetts pharmacist convicted for his role in a deadly 2012 multistate meningitis outbreak that killed more than 100 people and...

Suit says police held wrong woman at gunpoint, damaged car

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A woman is suing Delaware State Police alleging that plainclothes officers in unmarked cars blockaded her in her car and held...

Sentencing set for gunman who killed 5 in newsroom attack

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The gunman found criminally responsible for killing five people at a Maryland newspaper is scheduled to be sentenced in September. ...