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# US Courts

This month
November 2023
Robert De Niro’s company ordered to pay $1.2 million in gender discrimination lawsuit
The jury did not find the actor personally liable but ordered his company to make two payments to his former personal assistant Graham Chase Robinson.
Five women tell court that Jason Corbett physically, emotionally abused Molly Corbett
Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens entered arranged pleas Monday in Jason Corbett’s death.
Donald Trump Jr tells judge he's not involved in financial papers at centre of civil fraud trial
Donald Trump Jr and his brother Eric Trump, who is also expected to testify this week, are both vice presidents of the Trump Organization.
Prosecutor tells jury to follow 'pyramid of deceit' to convict FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried
Bankman-Fried was arrested last December after the collapse of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange platform he opened in 2019.
This year
Former Proud Boys leader sentenced to 22 years in prison for part in US Capitol riot
Enrique Tarrio’s sentence is the longest so far among more than 1,100 Capitol riot cases.
Proud Boys leader sentenced to 17 years in prison over US Capitol attack
Joseph Biggs was the first of five Proud Boys figures to be sentenced this week.
Judge throws out Donald Trump's $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN
Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN for describing his claim that the 2020 election was stolen as the “Big Lie.”
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr settles New York rape lawsuit, averting civil trial
The actor had insisted through lawyers that his encounter with the woman was consensual after the two met at a nearby restaurant.
Gwyneth Paltrow cleared of all fault in high-profile skiing lawsuit
Following a high-profile two-week trial in Utah, jurors returned a verdict in favour of the Oscar-winning actress after just over two hours.
Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash caused man to lose his love of life, US court told
The actress is being sued for crashing into a man who alleges she caused him severe brain injuries.
R Kelly ordered to serve extra year for child sex offences on top of 30-year sentence
A federal judge handed Kelly a 20-year sentence to be served alongside his current prison term.
Last year
Co-leader of Michigan governor kidnapping plot jailed for 16 years
Adam Fox was convicted of conspiracy charges in August.
Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd
J. Alexander Kueng had kneeled on George Floyd’s back.
Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon sentenced to four months in jail for contempt of Congress
The Justice Department had urged a six-month sentence.
R Kelly convicted on multiple sex abuse charges but acquitted of trial fixing
The decision comes after a federal judge in New York sentenced Kelly to 30 years in prison in June for racketeering and sex trafficking.
Man who shot jogger Ahmaud Arbery given life sentence for hate crime
Travis McMichael’s punishment is largely symbolic as he had already been sentenced to life without parole for murder earlier this year.
Former Trump aide Steve Bannon convicted of contempt for defying Capitol riots subpoena
He faces up to two years in federal prison when he is sentenced on October 21.
Chicago parade shooting suspect 'contemplated second attack' before arrest
The accused’s lawyer said he intends to plea not guilty plea to all charges.
New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony
Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, agreed last week to answer questions under oath starting 15 July.
Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach
The lawsuit maintains he was aware of the potential dangers of sharing Facebook users’ data.
'How To Murder Your Husband' writer on trial for murder of husband
Nancy Crampton Brophy stands accused of shooting Daniel Brophy using a gun whose now-missing barrel she bought on eBay.
Roe v Wade: What would change if the landmark abortion case was overturned by the US Supreme Court?
If the case was overturned, 24 States are set to restrict abortion access.
Judge finds Trump in contempt in legal fight with New York attorney general
New York Attorney General Letitia James had asked the court to hold Mr Trump in contempt over disclosure of documents.
Depp will go to his grave knowing people think he is an abuser, court hears
Lawyers on behalf of the actor said Amber Heard had been ‘preparing to give the performance of a lifetime’ during the recently begun US trial.
LGBTQ group sues Florida Governor over so-called Don’t Say Gay law
The law has catapulted Florida and Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, to the forefront of the US’s culture wars.
US actor Jussie Smollett released from jail during appeal
Smollett’s lawyers said he was the target of a racist justice system and people playing politics.
Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims agree €64 million settlement with gun maker
The families and a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut sued Remington in 2015.
All time
Ghislaine Maxwell jury must work through new year’s holiday if they do not reach verdict
It was the latest sign that a verdict was not near in the month-long trial.
Derek Chauvin expected to plead guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights
Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges.
Once again, Donald Trump's travel ban has been rejected by the courts
The ban has been rejected twice before – once in January and again in March.
Fox Sports TV star awarded $55m after stalker filmed her naked in a hotel room
A jury found the hotel was partly to blame.
Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as "a bit of a mess", jails her for four years
A US judge described Shannon Conley as “a bit of a mess”.
Court reporter fired for repeatedly typing 'I hate my job' instead of case dialogue
Pages and pages of this: “I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job…”
US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees
Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.
Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books'
A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.
US upholds ban on some Samsung devices
The ban had been issued due to patent infringements on Apple products with today’s decision coming as Samsung announced details of their new curved smartphone.
Mother sues after breastfeeding footage used in porn film
Maryann Sahoury is suing a production company after breastfeeding instructional video was used by a third party to make porn.
Man facing charges over fracas at Batman screening in Florida
Over 100 people fled the cinema after man shouted “This is it” and donned black gloves at screening.
Judge bans cameras from courtroom in Colorado movie shooting case
Meanwhile, Christian Bale visited survivors of Friday’s shooting and lays flower at memorial.
Former US football coach convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of child abuse.