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Surveillance footage of Maria Francisco when she was injured riding on an AC Transit bus in 2011. (CBS)

Court Upholds $15.3 Million Verdict Against AC Transit For Woman’s Broken Back In Incident Caught On Camera

A court Tuesday upheld a $15.3 million verdict against the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District – the largest ever against the agency – for an incident caught on surveillance video that left a passenger with a broken back.

07/29/2014

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California Law Criminalizing Jurors Who Disobey Judge’s Orders To Stay Offline Repealed

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2683 on Tuesday, repealing a law that made it a misdemeanor to disobey a judge’s order to stay off electronic devices during a trial.

07/08/2014

Beaten San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow. (CBS)

Judge Tells Deadlocked Jurors, ‘Keep Deliberating’ In Bryan Stow-Dodgers Trial

A judge has told deadlocked jurors to keep deliberating in a lawsuit filed by Giants fan Bryan Stow over his beating at Dodger Stadium.

07/02/2014

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Jury Rejects Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed By Oscar Grant’s Father

A jury has rejected a civil rights lawsuit filed by Oscar Grant’s father, stemming from Grant’s killing by BART police officer, Johannes Mehserle, in 2009.

07/01/2014

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Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Removing Gay Jurors Because Of Sexual Orientation

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling banning the removal of prospective jurors because of their sexual orientation.

06/24/2014

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Gun Owner ‘Stood His Ground,’ Jury Agrees: Shooting Teen Was Not A Crime

A jury has found an Antioch gun owner not guilty in a landmark “Stand Your Ground” case happening exactly eight months to the day after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida.

06/23/2014

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Lawyers Given Green Light To Scan Social Media Sites Of Jurors

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.

06/22/2014

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Fresno Burglary Defendant Killed Hours After Jury’s Mistake Frees Him

Police say they’ve made an arrest in the slaying of a Central California man stabbed hours after he was freed from jail because of a jury’s mistake.

06/12/2014

Beaten San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow. (CBS)

Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow’s Civil Case Against Dodgers Underway

The Los Angeles Dodgers had insufficient security when San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was severely beaten in a Dodger Stadium parking lot after the 2011 opening day game between the California rivals, an attorney told jurors Thursday in opening statements of the trial of a lawsuit seeking damages from the team and former owner Frank McCourt.

05/29/2014

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Jury Selection Underway In Civil Case Against Dodgers Over Bryan Stow Beating

Jury selection has begun in Los Angeles for the trial of a lawsuit over the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium after the April 2011 opening day game between the rival teams.

05/27/2014

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