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Verdict

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Jury Awards Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow $18 Million; Dodgers Found Partially Responsible For 2011 Attack

A jury has found the Los Angeles Dodgers negligent in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in 2011.

07/09/2014

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

Protesters in Oakland voice outrage nearly a week after the George Zimmerman verdict was released. (CBS)

Calls For Peaceful Oakland Protests Heard At Latest Zimmerman Verdict Rally

Hundreds fanned out in the streets of Oakland Friday night demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, but much of the talk on the streets was about the need for peaceful protest.

07/19/2013

Drew Cribley, a waiter at Flora restaurant in Oakland, was attacked when a protest over the George Zimmerman verdict turned violent on July 15, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Waiter Recalls Hammer Attack During Zimmerman Protest

A waiter at a Downtown Oakland restaurant who was assaulted when Monday’s protest over the Trayvon Martin case turned violent spoke to KPIX 5 about the attack.

07/17/2013

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

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

SAP Oracle

Judge Overturns $1.3 Billion Verdict Against SAP In Oracle Dispute

A federal judge has overturned a $1.3 billion verdict against business software maker SAP, calling it “grossly excessive.”

09/01/2011

Sara Cole, child sex charges

Los Gatos Mom Guilty Of Misdemeanor In Teen Sex Case

The Los Gatos mother accused of having sex with her son’s teenage friend has been found not guilty on two felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor. However, the jury did find 48-year-old Sara Cole guilty of one misdemeanor count of molesting a child.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/04/2011

Casey Anthony smiles as she returns to the defense table after being acquitted of murder charges. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

CBS 5 Poll: Most Californians Disagree With Casey Anthony Verdict

An overwhelming majority of Californians were surprised by and disagreed with a Florida jury’s not guilty verdict Tuesday in the Casey Anthony murder trial, a KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll has found.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

A demonstrator lies on the ground during a demonstration after the sentencing in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, of former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle. Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant at a BART station on Jan. 1, 2009. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry sentenced Mehserle to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Lawsuit Filed Over Arrests Following Mehserle Verdict Protests

A class action lawsuit was filed against the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Monday alleging that they violated the rights of 150 people who were arrested after former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced last Nov. 5.

CBS San Francisco–06/13/2011

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