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SYDNEY | Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial against Sydney paper starts

SYDNEY  — Geoffrey Rush‘s lawyer says the actor had no scandal attached to his name before a Sydney newspaper published allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a female co-star. The actor faced a large media pack Monday as he entered Sydney’s Federal Court, where a judge is hearing his defamation trial against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and … Continue reading SYDNEY | Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial against Sydney paper starts

South Carolina News: Simpsonville Man, Andre Eaddy Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Conspiring to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Hundreds of Kilograms of Marijuana and to Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of his Trafficking Activity

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Andre Eaddy, age 37, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court in Anderson. Eaddy pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, and possession of a … Continue reading South Carolina News: Simpsonville Man, Andre Eaddy Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Conspiring to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Hundreds of Kilograms of Marijuana and to Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of his Trafficking Activity

Missouri News: Springfield man, Kelly Martin Roods, sentenced to 15 years for sexual exploitation of a child

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for the sexual exploitation of a child. Kelly Martin Roods, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 in federal prison without parole.  The court also sentenced Roods to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration. On April … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield man, Kelly Martin Roods, sentenced to 15 years for sexual exploitation of a child

Missouri News: Oklahoma man, Darrell Eugene Black, pleads guilty to armed robbery of Columbia Hotel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to the armed robbery of a hotel in Columbia, Missouri on May 31, 2017. Darrell Eugene Black, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to one count of robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime … Continue reading Missouri News: Oklahoma man, Darrell Eugene Black, pleads guilty to armed robbery of Columbia Hotel

Missouri News: Riverside Man, Christopher G. Brenner, Sentenced for Child Pornography

Riverside, Missouri man, Christopher G. Brenner, sentenced to 11 years in federal prison without parole for sharing pornography over the internet KANSAS CITY, MO – A Riverside, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for sharing child pornography over the internet. Christopher G. Brenner, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to … Continue reading Missouri News: Riverside Man, Christopher G. Brenner, Sentenced for Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J | Court tosses DeLorean widow’s ‘Back to the Future’ lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J  — A federal court in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the “Back to the Future” movies. Sally DeLorean claimed a Texas company using the DeLorean name had illegally accepted royalties from Universal for the promotional use of images of the … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J | Court tosses DeLorean widow’s ‘Back to the Future’ lawsuit

HOUSTON | Nation’s largest mattress retailer files for bankruptcy

HOUSTON— Mattress Firm, Inc., the nation’s largest mattress retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying its rapid expansion of stores in recent years — with locations often very close to each other — resulted in “cannibalization” of sales. The Houston-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Delaware, saying it … Continue reading HOUSTON | Nation’s largest mattress retailer files for bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco police sued for racial bias after drug arrests

SAN FRANCISCO — Six black suspects arrested in a San Francisco drug sweep of low-level dealers sued the police department Thursday, claiming a department plagued with racist behavior targeted them because of their race. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on their behalf in federal court in San Francisco. The six were arrested … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco police sued for racial bias after drug arrests