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Oscar Pistorius Trial: Murder Verdicts Ruled Out
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Trial, verdict, Oscar Pistorius, Africa )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ruled out all murder charges, but says he may still be guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter).
Life Term for US Woman Who Cut Off Ex-Husband's Penis
Offbeat  (tags: Jail, Court, Law, California, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A California woman convicted of severing her ex-husband's penis and throwing it in a kitchen waste disposal has been sentenced to life in prison.
Arizona Forces Statuary Rape Victim to Pay Child Support
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, Law, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 10 days ago - rt.com
A 24-year-old Arizona man is being asked to pay more than $15,000 in child support for a daughter he fathered at the age of 14 -- and didn't know existed until two years ago.
DNA Evidence Overturns 30-Year Convictions in US Case
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Court, DNA, Death Row, Innocence )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one of them on death row, have been released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.
Family Sues Georgia Police for Tasering Man 13 Times Before He Died
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Clashes, Court, Crime, Health, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 13 days ago - rt.com
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family's lawyer.
Big Tobacco Fuming: Philip Morris Threatens to Sue Over Plain Cigarette Packaging
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Health, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
Philip Morris International, the world's largest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is prepared to sue the British government if it implements a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes.
Tobacco Giant to Pay $23bn Damages to Florida Smoker's Widow
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Drugs, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 55 days ago - rt.com
A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36 punitive damages of $23 billion. RJ Reynolds, the second biggest tobacco company in the US, plans to challenge "this runaway verdict."
UK Shareholders Gear Up for First-Ever US Lawsuit Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Losses
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Corporate news, Court, Crime, Ecology, Oil, UK, USA )

Ray
- 69 days ago - rt.com
Major UK shareholders in BP have joined together to sue the British energy giant in the US over lost earnings from the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast in 2010. The case is the first in the US, where awards are much bigger than in the UK.
US 'Profoundly Troubled' By Brutal Beating of Palestine Teen Who Turned Out to Be American
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Human rights, Israel, Police, Scandal, Violence )

Ray
- 69 days ago - rt.com
The US has condemned the beating and detention of a 15-year-old Palestinian-American by Israeli police after a massive social media campaign exploded in cyber space decrying the actions and hypocrisy of Israeli authorities.
Metropolitan Police Destroyed Evidence of Racial and Sexual Discrimination
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Crime, Police )

Ray
- 72 days ago - rt.com
A claim brought against Scotland Yard by a black female officer has revealed a Met practice of deleting internal records relating to sexual and racial discrimination.
Free Speech Banned: Student Group Sues 4 US Universities That 'Stifle Dissent'
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Education, Human rights, Law, Robert Bridge, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 73 days ago - rt.com
Arguing that free speech is suffering at colleges across the US, an advocacy group filed lawsuits against four universities, seeking to strengthen the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
168 Children Rescued, 281 Pimps Arrested in Mass Sex-Trafficking Sting
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 80 days ago - rt.com
A week-long operation across the US against child sex trafficking has resulted in the rescue of almost 170 children and the arrest of 281 pimps, according to the FBI.
Last Nazi on Trial? US Authorities Arrest Suspected 89-Year-Old Death Camp Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Germany, Law, USA, War )

Ray
- 86 days ago - rt.com
An 89-year-old Czechoslovakian immigrant was arrested by federal officials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face charges related to allegations that he worked for the Nazis at concentration camps during World War II.
Teenager Heads Home After 16-Mo Custody Battle Between Parents and State
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Health, Medicine, Politics, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 86 days ago - rt.com
Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teenager kept from her family by the Massachusetts government for 16 months as a custody battle raged over her medical care, is finally back at home.
Supreme Court Rules Against Third-Party Gun Purchases
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 89 days ago - rt.com
In a ruling that will help federal prosecutors crack down on one of the most common ways of illegally trafficking guns, the US Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 ruling that upheld the ban of 'straw purchasers' during gun sales.
 

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