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  • Appeals court asks Florida Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage

    Appeals court asks Florida Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage
    An appeals court today asked the Florida Supreme Court take up the issue of gay marriage. The Second District Court of Appeal passed up its chance to make a ruling on the issue, that of two Tampa women who had asked a judge in Hillsborough County to give...
  • Gay marriage issue lands at Florida Supreme Court

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - The hot topic of same-sex marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case brought by two women appealing a Tampa judge's denial of their divorce petition. The Second District Court of Appeal asked the Supreme...
  • Mexican family files suit accusing U.S. agents in border death

    (Reuters) - Relatives of a Mexican man they said was shot dead by U.S. agents on the Mexican side of the border in 2012 filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking $40 million damages from the United States for what the family claims was an excessive and illegal...
  • Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address

    Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address
    Here's a prediction: The next legal battle over the Obama adminsitration's contraception mandate will be over who has to write what kind of letter to whom. The administration announced Friday the latest tweaks to the requirement that all new employer-...
  • S.C. Supreme Court approves workers' compensation for kickball injury

    (Reuters) - A South Carolina man who shattered two leg bones during a company kickball game is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required to attend the event as part of his job, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday....
  • PwC must face $1 billion lawsuit over MF Global advice

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered PricewaterhouseCoopers to face a $1 billion lawsuit claiming that its bad accounting advice was a substantial cause of the October 2011 bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd, a brokerage run by...
  • Jasper Johns aide admits stealing, selling artwork for $6.5 million

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former assistant to renowned American contemporary artist Jasper Johns pleaded guilty on Wednesday to selling nearly two dozen of his works without Johns' knowledge. James Meyer, 52, pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of...
  • Rosenthal wins, Feren loses; runoffs in two Broward judicial races

    Rosenthal wins, Feren loses; runoffs in two Broward judicial races
    Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal held onto her job with a comfortable win in Tuesday's primary over challenger Frantz "Jahra" McLawrence. Rosenthal's colleague, Judge Steven Feren, lost an election for the third time in his 28-year political career...
  • Indiana, Wisconsin grilled over gay marriage bans

    Indiana, Wisconsin grilled over gay marriage bans
    The debate over same-sex marriage jumped off to a quick and heated start at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday, as officials from Indiana and Wisconsin found themselves on the defensive as they sought to preserve their states'...
  • Crystal Lake bleachers flap still unresolved

     Crystal Lake bleachers flap still unresolved
    When homeowners learned last summer that Crystal Lake South High School was installing a large new set of bleachers near their properties, two families filed a lawsuit but resigned themselves to the fact that the matter likely wouldn't be resolved...
  • School district hired man in sex offender treatment

    School district hired man in sex offender treatment
    A suburban man recently arrested on child pornography charges worked for years at a middle school even after he had been ordered to get sex offender treatment, a Tribune review of district and court records shows. The school district's hiring decision...