Court decisions

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo the StarKist offices are seen on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
September 11, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company was also sentenced to 13 months of probation. The Tuna...
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File - In this Dec. 13, 1962, file photo, shows author John Steinbeck, with his wife after their arrival at London Airport. A federal appeals court has thrown out $8 million in punitive damages against the daughter-in-law of Steinbeck in her long-running copyright spat with the late author's step-daughter. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, upheld a $5 million verdict against Gail Steinbeck and told her it's time to end her legal saga. (AP Photo/File)
September 11, 2019 - 6:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-in-law, but threw out $8 million she faced in punitive damages. The decision by the 9th U.S...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing before Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. A receptionist at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club testified that a Chinese businesswoman was acting "weird and strange," causing her to alert a Secret Service agent posted near the lobby. Ariela Grumaz told a federal jury Tuesday, Sept. 10,2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that Yujing Zhang stood out on March 30 when she entered the club's ornate lobby as she violated rules by taking photos and video, gawked at the ornate furnishings and was wearing an evening dress at 1 p.m. (Daniel Pontet via AP, File)
September 11, 2019 - 2:27 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman was convicted Wednesday of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. The 10-woman, two-man federal jury reached the verdict after four hours of deliberation Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,...
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FILE - This Monday Aug. 26, 2019 file photo shows the outside of The Hague District Court. The Dutch court on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019 acquitted a doctor in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country’s 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia. (AP Photo/Aleks Furtula)
September 11, 2019 - 9:10 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country's 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia. The doctor, who was not named in court, was cleared of any wrongdoing...
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FILE - This Feb. 21, 2019, file photo shows U.S. Attorney Robert Hur, center, of the District of Maryland, speaks as Art Walker, left, special agent from the Coast Guard investigative service, and Gordon Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore office, listen during a news conference about Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson, outside the federal courthouse in Greenbelt. A federal judge said Monday, Sept. 9, that he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against Hasson, accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman, File)
September 09, 2019 - 8:54 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Christopher Hasson, 50, is asking U.S...
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A man carries a banner at a demonstration outside a court in solidarity with detained journalist Hajar Raissouni, in Rabat, Morocco, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Banner in Arabic reads "Freedom to Hajar Raissouni" (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
September 09, 2019 - 3:55 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A judge ruled that a Moroccan journalist remain in custody after she appeared Monday in a packed courtroom on charges that she had an illegal abortion after becoming pregnant while single. The case has gained attention among journalists and rights groups. The 28-year-old Hajar...
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Makeshift memorials erected to the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, photographed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. Jurors found defendant Max Harris not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and were unable to reach a verdict in the case against co-defendant Derick Almena. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
September 06, 2019 - 11:09 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An emotionally taxing criminal case over the deaths of 36 people trapped in a fire inside a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse nearly three years ago will continue after a jury acquitted one defendant and deadlocked on the other. Jurors deliberated over a two-week period before...
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September 06, 2019 - 5:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two German men who killed a pregnant teenager because they allegedly wanted to see someone die have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. A regional court in the northeastern city of Stralsund found the men guilty Friday of murdering 18-year-old Maria K. on the Baltic sea island of...
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In this image made from video provided by BFMTV, a rooster is seen in a cage, with a sign reading in French "The countryside lives, makes noise, the rooster as well", during court proceedings in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, France, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. A French court has ruled that a rooster called Maurice can keep crowing, rejecting a complaint from neighbors who were suing over noise nuisance. Maurice's owner, Corinne Fesseau, will be able to keep the rooster on the small island of Oleron, off France's Atlantic coast. (AP Photo)
September 05, 2019 - 12:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — Maurice the rooster can keep crowing, a French court ruled Thursday, as it rejected a complaint from neighbors who sued over noise nuisance. Maurice's case and several other lawsuits against the sounds of church bells, cow bells, cicadas and the pungent smells from farms have prompted...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Greg Craig, right, former White House counsel to former President Barack Obama, walks into a federal courthouse for his trial, in Washington. Craig was found not guilty of lying to the Justice Department about work he did for the government of Ukraine in a case that arose from the special counsel’s Russia investigation and that centered on the lucrative world of foreign lobbying. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 05, 2019 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington lawyer Greg Craig was found not guilty of lying to the Justice Department about work he did for the government of Ukraine in a case that arose from the special counsel's Russia investigation and that centered on the lucrative world of foreign lobbying. The...
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