Juries

  1. Amy Winehouse Inquest To Be Heard Again

    December 17, 2012 7:56 AM EST Officials in London say the inquest into the death of soul singer Amy Winehouse was overseen by a coroner who lacked the proper qualifications and will be re-heard next month. Amy Winehouse Dead at 27 Camden Council says a new hearing will take pl ...

  2. Amy Winehouse Coroner Resigns Over Qualifications

    February 02, 2012 7:30 AM EST LONDON (AP) - The coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse has resigned after her qualifications were questioned, her boss said Wednesday - raising the possibility the investigation may have to be held again. Winehous ...

  3. Amy Winehouse's Final Hours Subject of Inquest

    October 26, 2011 6:30 AM EDT LONDON (AP) - A British coroner will hear about the final hours of Amy Winehouse's life at an inquest into the soul diva's death. The singer, who had fought drug and alcohol problems for years, was found dead in bed at her London home on ...

  4. Amy Winehouse Cause of Death Not Disclosed After Autopsy

    July 25, 2011 7:26 PM EDT LONDON - An inquest into Amy Winehouse's death has been opened and adjourned until October 26, a London coroner said Monday, as a lengthy investigation into the singer's death begins in Britain. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black&# ...

  5. Michael Jackson Rehearsal Footage Will Not Be Used in Manslaughter Trial

    July 25, 2011 2:57 PM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case will not watch previously unseen footage from the singer's final rehearsals to determine the state of his health before his death, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor agree ...

  6. Jammie Thomas-Rasset's $1.5 Million File-Sharing Fine Reduced, Judge Calls It 'Outrageously High'

    July 22, 2011 3:53 PM EDT A District Court judge has reduced the third verdict in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset file-sharing case to $54,000 (or $2,250 per song), from $1.5 million. The news was first reported by Ben Sheffner via Twitter. The award was higher than the court wou ...

  7. Country Singers May Be Part of AL Corruption Trial

    June 07, 2011 5:30 PM EDT MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal gambling corruption trial at the Alabama Statehouse could look like a country music concert or a political convention rather than a court case. The nine defendants in the case that began this week include VictoryLand c ...

  8. Phil Spector Murder Case Set for Appeals Arguments

    April 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT While legendary music producer Phil Spector sits in prison, his lawyers are poised to urge an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction and grant a new trial on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. Oral ar ...

  9. Disney Denied Appeal of $319 Million In 'Millionaire' Verdict

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST We broke the news on Dec. 8 that the federal judge overseeing the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire trial had tentatively denied Disney's appeal of the massive $319 million jury verdict in favor of producer Celador Intl. Federal judges don't ...

  10. Jury: Jammie Thomas-Rasset Owes $1.5 Million

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal jury has decided that Jammie Thomas-Rasset owes $1.5 million for sharing 24 songs over the Internet. Jurors determined Wednesday (Nov. 3) that Jammie Thomas-Rasset from Minnesota owes $62,500 per song. Last year, a federal jury found Tho ...

  11. The Most Famous File-Sharing Case May Be Headed Back To Court

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Capital v. Thomas, the most famous of file-sharing cases, appears it is headed back to court. Even with the help of court-appointed special master, Jammie Thomas-Rasset and the major record labels could not reach an agreement on a settlement amoun ...

  12. Appeal Filed In Phil Spector Case

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Phil Spector have asked an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. In an extremely detailed 148-page brief filed Wednesday (March 10), the attorneys ci ...

  13. Guilty Verdict Against Australian CD Pirate

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Australian man who imported and sold thousands of illegal CDs and DVDs has landed 15 convictions for copyright offenses. Yong Hong Lin was found guilty in the Sydney District Court on May 21, following a three-week trial and more than 12 hours ...

  14. Jury Finds R. Kelly Not Guilty On All Counts

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Chicago jury has acquitted R. Kelly on all counts at his child pornography trial. The verdict came six years after the R&B superstar was first charged with videotaping himself having sex with a young girl. Prosecutors had said she was as you ...

  15. Jury Selection To Start In R. Kelly's Trial

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys in R. Kelly's child pornography trial are expected to begin questioning 150 potential jurors Monday, and it's unlikely any of his fans will be chosen to hear the allegations against one of urban music's biggest stars. The ...

  16. Judge: Jurors At Impasse In Phil Spector Trial

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jurors in Phil Spector's murder trial have indicated they believe they are at an impasse, the judge said today (Sept. 18) after the panel sent a note in its seventh day of deliberations. The record producer is charged with second-degree murde ...

  17. Rod Stewart: 'Pay Back The $2 Mil'

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury decided Sept. 7 that Harrah's Rio Properties in Las Vegas does not have to reschedule a cancelled Rod Stewart concert. Instead, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. must return the $2 million NEW YORK -- A federal court jury decided S ...

  18. Jury To Rod Stewart: 'Pay Back The $2 Mil'

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury decided Sept. 7 that Harrah’s Rio Properties in Las Vegas does not have to reschedule a cancelled Rod Stewart concert. Instead, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. must return the $2 millio A federal court jury decided Sept. 7 that Harrah ...

  19. Judge Throws Out Verdict Against Clear Channel

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT $90M was previously awarded to JamSports. In an opinion released Monday (Aug. 15), U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kennelly threw out a $90 million verdict against Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) previously won by a division of Chicago-based p ...

  20. Judge Throws Out $90M Verdict Against Clear Channel

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an opinion released Monday (Aug. 15), U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kennelly threw out a $90 million verdict against Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) previously won by a division of Chicago-ba In an opinion released Monday (Aug. 15), U.S. ...

  21. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  22. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  23. Accuser's Mother In The Jackson Jury Hot Seat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jurors allowed evidence regarding her credibility. Jurors allowed evidence regarding her credibility. News ...

  24. Accuser's Mother In The Jackson Jury Hot Seat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jurors allowed evidence regarding her credibility. SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Jurors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial will be allowed to hear evidence that the accuser's mother had made allegations of improper touching against sto ...

  25. Jackson Out Of Hospital

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jury selection to resume Feb. 22. Jury selection to resume Feb. 22. News ...

  26. Jackson Hospitalized En Route To Court

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Update: Singer has flu. SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson was taken to the hospital with the flu Tuesday morning, the judge in the singer's child molestation trial said. The development delayed jury selection a week. Judge Rodney Me ...

  27. Nestl Loses Non-Celeb Photo Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A $15 million jury verdict against Nesté USA has signaled that even noncelebrities can be awarded a percentage of profits under a California law that prevents the unauthorized use of a person's liken (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A $15 million ...

  28. Michael Jackson Fans Gather at Courthouse

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jury selection begins in molestation case. Jury selection begins in molestation case. News ...

  29. Jackson Defense May Challenge Indictment

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The indictment of Michael Jackson on child molestation charges is just the beginning of a legal journey into a maze of grand jury regulations, with the defense poised to challenge it as having been co The indictment of Michael Jackson on child mol ...