Clinic Helps Free Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 36 Years

Michael Hanline is poised to spend his first Thanksgiving outside of prison in 36 years. The longest-serving California inmate found to have been wrongfully convicted, Hanline was released on Nov. 24 after prosecutors owned up to numerous problems with the 1978 murder case against him.

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    By Tony Mauro

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "resting comfortably" after undergoing a heart catheterization procedure on Wednesday. She was released from the hospital on Thursday.

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    By Nate Beck

    A federal judge last week ruled papers from an Iraq war contractor’s internal inquiry into an alleged kickback scheme aren’t protected by attorney-client privilege in a whistleblower’s lawsuit against the company.

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    By Jenna Greene

    A top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer on Friday defended the agency’s increased use of administrative proceedings in the face of critics who question the integrity of the forum.

  • Fuel Group To Sue EPA Over Ethanol Standards

    By Jenna Greene

    The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers on Friday filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue a critical standard that sets the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels to be blended into the gasoline supply.

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    By Lalita Clozel

    T.G.I. Friday's Inc. and its parent companies are facing a class action for allegedly misleading customers on the price of drinks.

  • Ex-Athletes Sue NCAA for Restraint of Trade

    By Lalita Clozel

    Several former college athletes have leveled restraint-of-trade allegations against the National Collegiate Athletics Association, in a class action filed in California Northern District Court.

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