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  • $7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts

    $7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts
    WATERBURY — A Superior Court jury handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s. Court records show...
  • Three Plead Guilty In Jewelry Store Heist

    Three men pleaded guilty this month in federal court to their involvement in a Meriden kidnapping that led to a $4 million to $5 million jewelry heist from a Fairfield store. William Davis, 27, and Jeffrey Houston, 28, both of Allentown, Pa., and...
  • Hartford Man Gets 12 Years In Domestic Assault

    VERNON — A Hartford man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison as part of a plea agreement he accepted on the eve of his trial for seriously assaulting his then-wife in 2013 and 2014. Dwight Maddox, 38, was living in Columbia at the time...
  • After Senate report, 9/11 judge tells prosecutors to review secret court record

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The judge overseeing the 9/11 mass-murder trial has ordered prosecutors to go back and look at secrets sealed up in the court record to assess what the public can now see in light of this week's revelations in the Senate...
  • In '89, an officer, a shooting and a legal legacy

    MIAMI In a city long torn by racial tension, a uniformed police officer fatally shot a black man. Days of upheaval and rioting riveted the nation. A series of investigations scrutinized the officer's use of deadly force. He claimed self-defense. Would...
  • Special Report: At U.S. court of last resort, handful of lawyers dominate docket

    The marble fa├žade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law." But inside, an elite cadre of lawyers has emerged as first among equals, giving their clients a disproportionate chance to influence the law of the...
  • Special Report: Elite law firms spin gold from getting cases before Supreme Court

    On a March morning in 2011, lawyer Ted Boutrous approached the lectern at the U.S. Supreme Court. Boutrous represented the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart , in one of the most anticipated business cases in years. A trial judge had certified a class...
  • Chamber of Commerce forms its own elite law team

    Advocacy groups have long played an important role in Supreme Court litigation, crafting amicus or "friend of the court" briefs in significant cases. The American Civil Liberties Union and consumer-oriented Public Citizen regularly make such filings. But...
  • 35 years later, man sentenced to prison for ex-girlfriend's murder

    35 years later, man sentenced to prison for ex-girlfriend's murder
    Donna Wigmore was supposed to get married in the summer of 1979. Instead she holed up in her parents’ backyard, enveloped in shock after her older sister was murdered. The case went unsolved for three decades, but the pain didn’t pass with...
  • Bill aims to keep cross on Mt. Soledad in San Diego, ending dispute

    Bill aims to keep cross on Mt. Soledad in San Diego, ending dispute
    An amendment to a bill pending in Congress would permit a 43-foot cross to remain atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego – in hopes of ending an emotional, divisive legal battle that has raged for more than two decades. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), who...
  • Senate report on CIA torture could aid terrorism suspects in court

    Senate report on CIA torture could aid terrorism suspects in court
    The Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture inadvertently could bolster the legal defense of an accused Sept. 11 plotter and other Guantanamo Bay detainees who have long complained about abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the spy agency....