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Judge Overturns $38M Award for Baltimore Family

A judge sides with police and cites 'civil liability'

(Newser) - The family of a woman shot dead by Baltimore police was initially awarded $38 million . Now, that award is zero. A Baltimore County judge cited the doctrine of "civil liability" Thursday in rescinding the award to the family of Korryn Gaines, 23, who was killed during a six-hour standoff... More »

Zimmerman Not Off the Hook Just Yet

He could face civil trial or a federal civil rights trial

(Newser) - When the judge in George Zimmerman's trial told him last night that he had "no further business with the court," that didn't mean he had no further business with any court. He still could face a civil trial or a federal civil rights trial in the... More »

Mastermind of 9/11 to Face Trial in NYC

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be transferred from Gitmo

(Newser) - Self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court. An official announcement is expected later today. The actual transfer of the detainees isn't expected to happen for weeks because formal charges have not... More »

AIG Comes Out Swinging in $4.3B Lawsuit vs. Ex-CEO

(Newser) - AIG 's longtime CEO sold crucial assets in 2005 out of spite, the company's lawyers charged as they opened their civil suit against the ousted exec today in New York. “Hank Greenberg was mad. He was angry,” said a lawyer for the bailed-out mega-insurer. Greenberg was weeks away... More »

Tweeting Juror Prompts Motion for New Trial

(Newser) - A defendant found liable for $12.6 million in an Arkansas civil matter asked for a new trial because one juror Tweeted about the case from the courtroom, the Springdale Morning News reports. “Juror Jonathan’s” Twitter entries included “Oh and nobody buy Stoam,” the foam/steel hybrid... More »

Jagger Sued Over Lost $250K Ring

Austrian who found it wants his reward; she says he dallied

(Newser) - An Austrian who found Bianca Jagger's lost $250,000 ring is suing her for his reward, AFP reports. Reinhard Ringler says he picked up the ring in Salzburg last month and gave it to police days later. But Mick Jagger's ex refused to give him a standard reward—5% of... More »

Was Wal-Mart Trampling a Crime?

Experts mixed on whether death can be prosecuted

(Newser) - Trampling a Long Island Wal-Mart worker in a frenzied rush for flat-screen TVs may be a prosecutable crime, reports Newsday, but experts are split. “In order to prosecute a homicide, you have to establish that someone caused a death," said a lawyer. "If I stepped on his... More »

Jury Awards $2.5M to KKK Beating Victim

(Newser) - A KKK leader and one of his followers must pay $2.5 million in damages for the vicious beating of an American Indian teen in 2006, the Courier-Journal reports. Prosecutors hope the verdict in the civil trial will be economically devastating to the Kentucky-based Imperial Klans of America, the second-biggest... More »

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