Federal Court

The San Francisco Police Department's Mission District Station. (CBS)

4 Officers Investigated For Exchanging Racist, Homophobic Texts With Convicted SFPD Mission District Supervisor

The texts were part a petition filed by federal prosecutors in the case of former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger.

03/14/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

Veteran San Francisco Police Officer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison

A former SFPD sergeant was sentenced to 41 months in prison for corruption in a federal court on Monday after being convicted of four charges related to a scheme to steal money and property seized during searches and arrests in 2009.

02/23/2015

An Uber car.

Uber Sued Over Allegations Of Discrimination, Harassment Against Blind Riders With Guide Dogs

A blind author and the National Federation of the Blind sued ridesharing company Uber in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday, alleging that it discriminates against blind riders with guide dogs.

09/09/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Cases Return To San Francisco Federal Appeals Court; Nevada, Idaho Bans Up For Review

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled two hours of arguments Monday on whether such bans should be struck down in Idaho and Nevada.

09/07/2014

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

Silk Road Search Was Illegal, Defense Lawyer Says

Lawyers for Ross Ulbricht, the San Francisco man charged with operating Silk Road—an online marketplace for illegal drugs, are asking a judge in New York to toss out most of the evidence against him.

08/04/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation Fees

Several property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

07/24/2014

Johannes Mehserle

Mehserle Breaks Down On Witness Stand During Testimony Of Oscar Grant’s Death In Civil Case

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer, broke down and cried on the witness stand while describing how he shot and killed Oscar Grant at a BART station platform more than five years ago.

06/13/2014

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury Says Samsung, Apple Infringed On Each Other’s Smartphone Patents

A California jury awarded Apple $119.46 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents.

05/02/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Closing Arguments In Apple-Samsung Patent Infringement Case Delayed

A federal court in Silicon Valley has delayed closing arguments in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, but the case involving patent infringement claims is expected to end this week.

04/28/2014

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

‘Shrimp Boy’ Pleads Not Guilty In SF’s Wide-Ranging Conspiracy Case

Two key defendants in the wide-ranging conspiracy case involving politics, cash and guns entered pleas in federal court Tuesday. Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded not guilty to all charges including money laundering.

04/15/2014

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