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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

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy, Other Defendants Back In Court; Racketeering Charges Likely To Be Added

Suspended State Senator Leland Yee, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and a list of 27 other defendants in a government case were back in court on Friday. Federal prosecutors say more charges and defendants are expected to be added to the case.

04/11/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Temporary Restraining Order Gives Girl Declared Brain-Dead At Oakland Hospital Another Week On Ventilator

The family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead after suffering complications from surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland has obtained an extension of the temporary restraining order requiring the hospital to keep her on a ventilator.

12/30/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Court Grants Temporary Restraining Order To Family Of Brain-Dead Girl On Ventilator At Oakland Hospital

Family of 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead Children’s Hospital Oakland has obtained a temporary restraining order to keep her on life support.

12/30/2013

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Alameda County Probation Chief Concerned Over Massive Early-Inmate Releases

Alameda County’s chief probation officer is expressing uncertainty over the release of state prison inmates ordered by federal courts.

06/21/2013

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