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Closing arguments set in Massachusetts ‘Baby Doe’ murder case

BOSTON (Reuters) – The trial of the Boston man accused of murdering a toddler in 2015 and dumping her body in the ocean, sparking a months-long effort to identify “Baby Doe” after her remains washed up on shore, is due ...

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations. Reuters: U.S.

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Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex assault case but retrial planned

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict, but prosecutors said they would retry Cosby and he still faces a ...

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Brazil electoral court dismisses case that could have ousted president

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top electoral court dismissed a case on Friday that threatened to unseat President Michel Temer for alleged illegal campaign funding in the 2014 election, when he was the running mate of impeached President Dilma Rousseff. Reuters: ...

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‘Pink Slime’ case against ABC a challenge to press in era of ‘fake news’

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A South Dakota meat processor’s $ 5.7 billion defamation lawsuit against American Broadcasting Companies Inc, which opens Monday, pits big agriculture against big media, and is a first major court challenge against a media company since accusations ...

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Ex-U.S. Congressman Weiner pleads guilty in teen ‘sexting’ case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner wept on Friday as he pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, capping a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election during ...

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U.S. settles Russian money laundering case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian-owned group of companies has agreed to pay nearly $ 6 million to settle U.S. civil allegations that the firms laundered proceeds of a $ 230 million tax fraud, ending a politically charged case days before ...

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Anti-abortion activists seek dismissal of California privacy case

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Lawyers for two anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed a conference of abortion providers while pretending to work for a fetal-tissue procurement company asked a California judge on Wednesday to dismiss eavesdropping charges against the pair. Reuters: ...

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