Civil Trial

Hans Reiser was convicted of murdering his wife Nina in 2006. (CBS)

Reiser Wrongful Death Trial Goes To Jury

An attorney who represents Hans Reiser’s two children asked jurors Monday to order Reiser to pay millions of dollars of damages for depriving them of their mother, Nina Reiser, by murdering her.


Firefighters examine a residential neighborhood where a massive fire took place on September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Court Sets Date For Civil Trial In Deadly San Bruno Blast

PG&E has already reached a $70 million settlement with the city of San Bruno, though individual victims won’t receive any portion of those funds. Instead, 8 individuals have banded together – they are representative of people who lost loved ones, suffered their own physical injuries or lost property in the blast.


Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Police Race Discrimination Trial Begins

Seven officers claim Chief Chris Magnus and former deputy chief Lori Ritter racially discriminated against them going back five years.


Former BART officer Mehserle's booking photo taken after his arrest in Nevada on January 13, 2009. (Douglas County, Nevada)

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Wins Excessive Force Case

A federal jury in San Francisco has rejected an Oakland man’s claim that former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and four other officers used excessive force when they arrested and restrained him at a BART station in 2008.


Johannes Mehserle

Civil Rights Trial Against Mehserle, BART Begins In ’08 Case

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and four current officers were in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday for the start of a civil trial in which they are accused of using excessive force on an Oakland man three years ago.


A sign outside De Anza College (CBS)

De Anza Baseball Players Found Not Liable In Alleged ’07 Gang Rape

A Santa Clara County jury Thursday found that a pair of former De Anza College baseball players are not liable for the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a house party in 2007.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011


De Anza College Rape Case Headed To Civil Court

Nearly four years after a teen alleged a group of De Anza College baseball players gang raped her at a party, she is finally getting her day in court, albeit not in a criminal courtroom.