A lawsuit filed by activist Randy Parraz against Maricopa County following his 2008 arrest outside the Board of Supervisors Auditorium can move ahead, a federal judge ruled yesterday. Parraz was arrested on September 29, 2008, after he and members of his group, Maricopa Citizens for Safety and Acco ... More >>
After a few rounds of threats, the Justice Department announced finally its lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio this morning.The lawsuit addresses that "culture of bias" the Justice Department's been alleging since it released its findings in December, claimin ... More >>
Image: Facebook Thomas OdomAfter a 10-day trial, Thomas Odom was found guilty of killing his 15-year-old girlfriend in April of last year. Known as Will Longobardi in his former life as a teenager living just outside of Schenectady, New York, Odom -- once a resident of El Mirage -- ... More >>
The judge in Gary Kelly's murder trial declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict.The jurors in the murder trial of Gary Thomas Kelly, the Phoenix man who killed his Hispanic neighbor after apparently getting drunk and spouting off some racial slurs, couldn't reach a verdict, ... More >>
Last week, a California woman brought a false-advertising lawsuit against Taco Bell claiming that their products contain very little meat. And for those of us who have eaten their Cantina Tacos, this should resonate like the sun exploding. The class-action suit, which does not ask for money ... More >>
David ReedA Gilbert man, initially charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 13-month-old girl, pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a Maricopa County Superior Court this morning.David Arnold Reed III, 23, copped to manslaughter and child abuse in the 2009 beating death of Cheree Goard, ... More >>
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California to Washington, D.C. They include businesses ranging from ... More >>
Eight-month old Gabriel Johnson was last seen alive in San Antonio, TexasElizabeth Johnson, the mother of the missing eight-month old baby, Gabriel Johnson, appeared before a Maricopa County Superior Court judge this morning, via-video feed from the Maricopa County Jail and pleaded not gui ... More >>
The federal racketeering lawsuit filed last week by Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio has "fatal defects" and should be dismissed, argue high-profile lawyers named in the suit. The evidence-light racketeering lawsuit claims the Board of Supervisors, top judge ... More >>
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Increasingly, public officials ignore laws they're paid to uphold. Citizens and interest groups regularly drag these same bureaucrats into court, trying to ensure that the laws of the land are enforced. But now even the courts, once bastions of authority,
In the trial of the decade, Butch Harrod is found guilty of the 1988 murder of wealthy Phoenix widow Jeanne Tovrea
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The nursing assistant was fired for sexual misconduct. But when he was charged with crimes, Samaritan Health System decided he deserved the best defense money could buy.
It took years, and some luck, to unravel Symington's web of deceit
Odd development in Symington trial
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Former "King of Probate" faces long prison term for ripping off elderly
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Fighting a legal war on multiple fronts, Symington and his attorneys turn to a time-honored tactic: stonewalling
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After an eight-year struggle, Darlene Span succeeds where Alan Dershowitz failed
Legal aid to farmworkers and Indians slashed as Congress seeks end to mass lawsuits
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IT TOOK COURAGE FOR THE DEAF GIRL TO ALLEGE RAPE. SHE WAS REWARDED WITH AN UNPREPARED PROSECUTOR WHO BUNGLED THE CASE.
BARBARA ROSS SAYS A JUDGE AND HER FORMER HUSBAND--ATTORNEY GENERAL GRANT WOODS--TRANPLED HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN A CHILD CUSTODY CASE
AFTER THE COURT FOUND HER HUSBAND INNOCENT OF ATTACKING HER, SHE SUED HIM-AND WON
HEY, JUDGE, PUT THAT BLINDFOLD BACK ON!
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