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  • Baltimore County loses appeal in police retiree case

    Baltimore County loses appeal in police retiree case
    An appeals court has rejected a bid by the Baltimore County government to avoid reimbursing hundreds of police retirees who were overcharged for health insurance. The county paid more than $1.7 million in damages and interest to the Fraternal Order of...
  • Controversy, confusion as gay marriage nears

    Controversy, confusion as gay marriage nears
    The start of same-sex marriage in Florida may not happen on Jan. 6 as anticipated. And even if it does, a battle is brewing over issuing such marriage licenses. While county clerks have been advised they will be committing a misdemeanor by issuing...
  • Chicago Park District on path for hiring compliance

    The Chicago Park District could become the first city agency to comply with a long-standing federal court ban on political hiring without the lengthy and costly process of having an outside monitor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier recently...
  • Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over legal marijuana

    Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over legal marijuana
    A pair of states on Thursday filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to strike down Colorado's laws that legalize recreational marijuana.  Citing federal antidrug laws, particularly interstate drug trafficking, Nebraska and Oklahoma...
  • Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in U.S. Supreme Court

    Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in U.S. Supreme Court
    Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado's recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders, and Colorado vowed to defend its laws. Nebraska Attorney General Jon...
  • Arizona 'Dreamers' happy but wary of Supreme Court ruling on licenses

    Arizona 'Dreamers' happy but wary of Supreme Court ruling on licenses
    For now, Carla Chavarria plans to keep taking the bus. And Julio Zuniga will remain cautious every time he drives past a police car. Although the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver’s licenses to young immigrants who...
  • Supreme Court says Arizona must issue driver's licenses to immigrant 'Dreamers'

    Supreme Court says Arizona must issue driver's licenses to immigrant 'Dreamers'
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt Arizona another setback in its battle with the Obama administration over immigration policy, deciding the state must offer driver’s licenses to young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children but...
  • Pa. Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart

    Pa. Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart
    (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the...
  • Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney says

     Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney says
    Facing a $78 million lawsuit judgment for involvement in an extortion scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Illinois' only two pari-mutuel standardbred tracks are prepared to file for bankruptcy to continue operations in 2015, their attorney told...
  • Indiana stage collapse survivors settle for $50 million: lawyers

    Indiana stage collapse survivors settle for $50 million: lawyers
    The night of Aug 13, 2011, shattered Alisha Brennon’s life along with dozens of others. A gust of wind from an approaching thunderstorm caused a stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis to collapse, killing seven people and injuring...
  • State court system backs judge who released alleged cop shooter

    State court system backs judge who released alleged cop shooter
    The Maryland Judiciary has defended a District Court judge's decision in June to grant bail to a man who was accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer last weekend. Donte Jones, 19, who police say shot Officer Andrew Groman in the abdomen during a...