Would it have made any difference at Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon’s trial? Any difference, that is, if the court had had the benefit of proposed model jury instructions just out for federal judges that explicitly tell jurors to stay off ...Read More »
The Franklin County Bar Association has taken the unusual step of endorsing the reappointment of a sitting judge . Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander was passed over when judicial reappointments were routinely approved by the General Assembly last month. ...
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The House of Delegates has narrowly passed legislation crafted to shield one corporation from liability for asbestos claims. The vote was 49-to-48 to pass HB 629 , introduced by Del. Terry Kilgore to protect Crown Cork & Seal of Philadelphia. ...Read More »
A Florida judge said he plans to slash a $300 million verdict against Philip Morris, calling the jury award to a former smoker "excessive" and "shocking." Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld indicated Friday that he would reduce the award, according ...
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A series of bills that the judicial system regards as an intrusion on its turf cleared their first legislative hurdle yesterday when they were reported out of the judicial systems subcommittee of House Courts of Justice Committee. The legislation would ...Read More »