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Court upholds San Francisco law on rental housing buyouts

SAN FRANCISCO/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A federal appeals court has upheld a San Francisco law that regulates the ability of landlords to pay tenants to vacate their apartments. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday the law does not violate landlords’ free speech, privacy, equal protection or due process rights. San Francisco … Continue reading Court upholds San Francisco law on rental housing buyouts

Court: Immigrant children don’t have right to free lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Immigrant children are not entitled to attorneys paid for by the government when facing deportation, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The judges rejected a claim by the American Civil Liberties Union and immigrant groups that children have a constitutional due process right to a free attorney. A system already exists … Continue reading Court: Immigrant children don’t have right to free lawyer

Court won’t rehear defamation case against Bill Cosby

BOSTON/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — A federal appeals court won’t rehear a defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who said he raped her decades ago. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently denied Kathrine McKee’s request for a full-court hearing. A three-judge panel of the court had ruled against her in October. The … Continue reading Court won’t rehear defamation case against Bill Cosby