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Humberto Salvador (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office)

Man Sentenced To 400 Years Prison For Orchestrating Gang Rape Of Lesbian In Richmond

A Northern California man who authorities say orchestrated a woman’s rape in part because she was a lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison.

05/20/2014

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

Woman Awarded $14.3 Million After Breaking Back On AC Transit Bus In San Pablo, Daughter Gets $1 Million

A jury has awarded an East Bay woman more than $14 million, after she became injured when the AC Transit bus she was riding in hit a speed bump in an incident caught on surveillance video.

05/07/2014

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

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Juror Changes Vote In Sonoma County Supervisor Peeking Trial, Deliberations Continue

The announcement of a verdict in the peeking trial of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo was delayed Friday afternoon after a juror changed their mind at the last minute. Deliberations are set to continue.

04/25/2014

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SF Federal Court Rules Gays & Lesbians Can’t Be Excluded From Juries

Gay people can’t be excluded from juries on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco on Tuesday.

01/21/2014

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SF Fed Appeals Court To Decide If Gay Jurors Can Be Removed From Case

An appeals court gave little indication Wednesday whether a potential juror can be booted from a trial solely because of sexual orientation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, listened to an hour of legal arguments on the issue.

09/18/2013

Richmond High School. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Verdicts To Be Read Thursday For Richmond Gang Rape Defendants

The second of two juries in a dual trial against two young men accused of taking part in the brutal 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl on the Richmond High School campus has reached a verdict.

07/17/2013

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Fremont Assemblyman’s Bill Would Let Non-Citizens Serve On Juries

Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community.

04/25/2013

(CBS)

2nd Murder Trial Under Way In 1983 San Francisco Killing

A second trial was getting under way Thursday for man accused of strangling another man in San Francisco’s McLaren Park nearly 30 years ago, after the jury in his first trial deadlocked earlier this week on whether to convict him.

10/04/2012

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

Jury Orders Reiser To Pay Children Millions In Death Of Oakland Mom

Jurors on Tuesday ordered convicted wife-killer Hans Reiser to pay his two children a total of $60 million in damages for the loss of their mother.

07/17/2012

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