#The District Court

Off-duty police officer suspended after pointing gun at driver

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — A Prince George's County Police officer has been suspended without pay after allegedly pointing his gun at another driver in Annapolis last August. According to police, Corporal James Thornley was off duty when he allegedly pointed his service weapon at another driver. Police say Thornley...
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Judge Rules Against Eklutna Tribe's Game Hall Near Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against plans by the Native Village of Eklutna to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Anchorage. The tribe had intended to offer pull-tabs, bingo and lotteries at the site, the Anchorage Daily...
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Derek Chauvin Appeals Murder Conviction Without an Attorney; Claims He’s Too Poor to Afford Court Fees or Lawyers

Convicted murderer Derek Chauvin on Thursday filed documents with the State Court of Appeals in an attempt to flip his conviction in the death of George Floyd, Jr. The documents contain Chauvin’s name alone and not the name of an attorney. He indicated recently that he was “unrepresented by legal counsel in connection with the appeal,” CBS News reported.

AstraZeneca Sued Over Lung Cancer Treatment Patent

On Wednesday a case was filed in the District Court of Delaware. The case was filed by PUMA Biotechnology Inc and Wyeth LLC against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. The case is regarding possible infringement of the patent for Tagrisso, also known as Osimertinib. Tagrisso, the complaint said, is a drug created for...

Patient Sues Oregon Hospital After Rejected Accommodations Due to COVID-19

On Thursday a case was filed in the District Court of Oregon against the Oregon Health And Science University. The case alleges disability discrimination against a patient, with aggravating circumstances caused by COVID-19 protocols. The plaintiff is a patient suffering from Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the complaint said, which...

Elkhart man sentenced to 40 years for sex trafficking, child pornography

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An Elkhart man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for various federal charges involving human trafficking of a minor, Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay announced. A jury found 25-year-old Khalil Jackson guilty of sex trafficking of a minor, production of child pornography, transportation...

Avon has spent over $90K on recall process, including legal expenses

For over a year, the town of Avon has been engaged with the Avon Recall Committee over an effort to recall Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes and Council member Tamra Underwood. Throughout the process, the town has incurred expenses. To date, it has spent $80,010.68 in legal expenses on the recall, as well as an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 of staff time, and expects to spend $10,000 on the upcoming coordinated election Nov. 2.

District Court Judge Brings Levity to Stressful Situations

It was quickly apparent at an investiture ceremony last week that Douglas County District Court Judge Todd O. Engleman hadn’t let his new position go to his head. Consider the nameplate outside his fourth floor courtroom. It reads “T. Olon Engleman.”. “My wife once asked my mother, ‘Did you name...

Here's Why Shell (RDS.A) Bids Goodbye to Permian Basin

Royal Dutch Shell plc ( RDS.A ) recently announced an agreement to sell all its assets in the Permian, the most prolific basin in the United States, to competitor ConocoPhillips COP. The cash transaction is valued at $9.5 billion. This deal with ConocoPhillips unlocks a significant value for Shell after...

Wyoming governor appoints a public defender to be the new judge in the District Court in the Ninth District Court

CASPER, Wyoming – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has named Jefferson Coombs as the magistrate for the ninth judicial district that covers Fremont County. Coombs will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Robert B. Denhardt, a press release from the governor’s office said Thursday. “Coombs currently serves as...

Fredericksburg Man Pleads Guilty to Straw Purchasing Numerous Firearms

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Fredericksburg man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to make false statements to federally licensed firearms dealers during the purchase of firearms. “This case serves as another example of our resolve to hold accountable those who illegally purchase guns on behalf of others,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “While straw purchasers are often unaware of how the firearms they unlawfully obtain will be used, that’s what makes this conduct so dangerous, and it is why we must continue working together to prevent these crimes from occurring. Through our close partnerships on the federal, state, and local level, we have been leveraging the latest technology, evidence, data, and intelligence to combat firearms trafficking and reduce the tragic toll that gun violence has on our communities.”