Jury

  1. Buju Banton's Appeal Denied, 10-Year Sentence Upheld

    August 08, 2012 1:38 PM EDT TAMPA -- A federal judge has denied reggae singer Buju Banton's request for a new trial, saying there's no need because of a previous appeals court ruling. Buju Banton Convicted in Cocaine Distribution Trial In June, the federal appeals ...

  2. Leonard Cohen's Former Business Manager Convicted of Harassment

    April 13, 2012 7:11 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury convicted Leonard Cohen's former business manager Thursday of harassing the singer-songwriter and repeatedly violating a court order to stop contacting him. The panel reached its verdict within hours of receiving th ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. California Court Rejects Phil Spector Appeal

    May 02, 2011 9:15 PM EDT A California appeals court rejected music producer Phil Spector's bid to overturn his murder conviction on Monday, saying it was permissible for prosecutors to call a parade of women who said Spector had threatened them with guns in the past. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. California Jury Acquits Man In Killing Of Rapper

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A jury has acquitted a man of killing up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Dolla during a shooting last year at a crowded, upscale Los Angeles mall. Jurors rejected prosecutors' contentions that the killing of Dolla, whose real name was Roderick Anth ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Vivendi Faces Damages, To Appeal U.S. Jury Verdict

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST French media company Vivendi SA is liable for potentially billions of dollars in damages because it misled investors about its financial condition before a $46 billion merger nearly 10 years ago, a U.S. jury found. The Manhattan federal court jury ...

  12. Judge Slashes Jury's Award In File Sharing Case

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced by 97% the jury's award in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset file sharing case. The news was first reported on Friday by Ben Sheffner at his Copyrights & Campaigns blog. The verdict of $1.92 million for 24 counts of copyright i ...

  13. Spector Gets 19 Years To Life For Clarkson's Death

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Six years ago, Phil Spector was barely a blip on the American celebrity radar screen. Although his music lived on, his name and face were only dimly recalled by rock music aficionados until a shooting at his Alhambra mansion propelled him to notor ...

  14. 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 ...

  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. Keith, Family, Win Wrongful Death Suit

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith, his mother and his siblings have been awarded $2.8 million in damages in the 2001 collision that killed the country music star's father. A jury returned the verdict against Elias Rodriguez and Pedro Rodriguez, operators of Rodrigu ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Sony BMG Vs. Yahoo, Closing Arguments

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a six-year litigation, a federal jury in New York on Friday unanimously found Yahoo! not liable to Sony BMG Music Entertainment for copyright infringement. Billboard attended the closing arguments, and spoke with two of the six jurors after ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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. ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. JamSports Awarded $90 Mil In CCE Suit

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Chicago jury awarded more than $90 million to JamSports and Entertainment LLC on March 21 in a suit against Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) and Paradama Productions (dba AMA Pro Racing) regarding A Chicago jury awarded more than $90 million to ...

  25. 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 ...

  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. Antitrust Suit Continues Against Clear Channel

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel Entertainment to proceed to trial. A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel ...

  28. Rapper C-Murder Indicted In Shooting

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in Jefferson Parish, La., on murder charges, was indicted by a Baton Rouge grand jury on attempted second-degree murder charges in an unrelated case. Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in ...

  29. Jackson: Jury Should View Exculpatory Evidence

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson wants the grand jury investigating child molestation charges against him to hear new evidence that he says prove his innocence. NEW YORK--Michael Jackson wants the grand jury investigating child molestation charges against him to h ...

  30. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...

  31. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...

  32. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...

  33. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...