A Texas woman faces up to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to mailing ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
It took a federal jury just one hour of deliberation to convict a Texas man of hiring a hit man to try to murder the federal judge presiding over his tax-evasion case.
No charges will be filed against Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman in his latest brush with the law, prosecutors said Wednesday.
George Thorogood claims Michaels Stores violates his "Bad the to Bone" trademark on T-shirts, in Federal Court.
A man claims he bit into a pearl in an oyster at a seafood restaurant, damaging a tooth and causing him distress, in Mobile County Court.
A drug rehab supervisor at the McDermott Center dba Haymarket Center forced a probationer to have sex and sodomized her in his office under threat of sending her to jail, she claims in Cook County Court.
Seattle police pepper-sprayed, assaulted and arrested a news photographer at a May Day protest, and lied about it, the man claims in Federal Court.
A Wells Fargo supervisor sexually battered a subordinate repeatedly and the bank failed to stop him, the woman claims in Superior Court.
Cisco Systems violates six patents on routers and switches, Bockstar Technologies claims in Federal Court.
Directors lied about L&L Energy, a coal company, and its market cap dropped from $400 million to $65 million when it was exposed, a shareholder claims in a federal derivative complaint.
Miramax and the Weinstein brothers sued New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. for $75 million, in a dispute over "The Hobbit" movies.
A neighborhood group sued Oakland, fighting its plans for "one of the largest crematoriums on the West Coast," that would burn up to 3,600 bodies per year, polluting a poor, minority neighborhood with arsenic, hexavalent chromium, lead and mercury.
A gynecologist was sentenced to 18 years in prison for raping a patient who was eight months pregnant.
A health management company defrauded investors of more than $1 million for a nursing home that was never built, two dozen plaintiffs claim in a federal lawsuit.
An Iowa lawyer whose clients lost money in a Nigerian inheritance scam has been suspended for a year by the state's highest court.
The United States illegally deported a gay asylum-seeker to months of torture and death in a Honduran prison, his mother claims in court.
Three cartel members were sentenced Wednesday to long prison terms for conspiring to kidnap San Diego drug dealers and torture them to death in Mexico for drug debts.
A woman who led a group that kidnapped and burned an elderly woman to death, falsely believing she had won money at bingo, was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
A doctor dodged claims that he botched a Pennsylvania prisoner's prostate surgery, which supposedly caused the prisoner to urinate uncontrollably and wet his clothes constantly, a federal judge ruled.
A federal agency is offering funds to help save energy, lower power bills and attract business in rural areas.
London-based hedge fund adviser GLG Partners will pay $9 million to settle charges of inflating its assets and overcharging on fees, the SEC said today.
Children's Hospital Central California sued Aetna for $4.1 million for medical services, in Madera County Court.
Nebraska state prison guards threatened an inmate for his truthful complaint that a prison guard sodomized him, he claims in Douglas County Court.
Corbis, Getty Images et al. violate a patent on media management and distribution, Uniloc claims in 10 federal lawsuits.
A former commodities trader severely traumatized by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks - which killed 21 of his colleagues - cannot collect disability benefits because he missed the deadline to appeal his denial, a federal judge ruled.
A California wind-energy project will not threaten an endangered species of sheep, a federal appeals court ruled.
Prison healthcare providers must face claims their alleged disregard for signs of a toxic skin disease led to a Pennsylvanian prisoner's suicide, a federal judge ruled.
A federal judge dismissed a developer's breach of contract claims against the D.C. Transit Authority but did not address allegations that D.C. Councilman Jim Graham interfered with their negotiations.
Company perks given to married employees must also be extended to workers in same-sex registered domestic partnerships, the EU high court ruled Thursday.
The U.K. illegally amended its tax scheme to stymie corporations from collecting on overpayments, the EU's highest court ruled Thursday.
The prosecution's introduction of a court-ordered psychological exam to rebut defense testimony did not unfairly force the defendant in a capital murder case to incriminate himself, the Supreme Court ruled.
Electrolux French Door and Side-by-Side model refrigerators leak due to defective ice makers, a class action claims in Federal Court.
An arbitrator cannot decide whether the arbitration clause in an attorney retainer agreement was unconscionable, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday, affirming denial of Jem Group Inc.'s motion to compel adjudication in a class action.
SAN FRANCISCO --The 9th Circuit ordered limited remand of a class action against the Merscorp Thursday, asking the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to clarify whether its dismissal is a final judgement.
Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, the senator said.
An Alabama man pleaded guilty to knowingly shooting a dolphin with a shotgun while shrimping in the Mississippi Sounds in 2012, the Justice Department said.
A police officer who claimed Oakland Unified School District threatened him with economic ruin and jail time over his testimony about a fellow officer can only pursue a retaliation claim, a federal judge ruled.
Fox News Network and Roger Ailes illegally fired an ad executive because he's getting old, Roger Domal claims in New York County Supreme Court.
A South Korean court refused to ban sales of Apple products after finding the iPhone and iPad do not infringe on Samsung patents for short message display methods and messaging grouping features.
Directors allowed Yum! Brands to buy Chinese chickens overdosed with antibiotics and hormones, and the stock price fell by 16 percent when it was exposed, shareholders claim in a federal class action.
A vice president of Texas A&M University at San Antonio repeatedly demanded nude photos from a job seeker, and when she gave in and sent him some topless shots he didn't hire her, she claims in Federal Court.
A 22-year-old man died because doctors failed to diagnose his tapeworm infection, the family claims in Federal Court.