Court decisions

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens during a status conference before his double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. A wrongful death suit by the families of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, the two men Hernandez had been accused of killing in 2012, was settled on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Hernandez was acquitted in the criminal murder trial in 2017, but hanged himself in prison just days later while serving a life sentence for for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. (John Blanding/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)
July 26, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The estate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of two men he was acquitted of killing. Court records show that a Superior Court judge Tuesday issued an order of dismissal of the suit brought by the families...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky isn't getting a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after he was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 turned down the 75-year-old's request it review a Superior Court decision earlier this year that rejected most of Sandusky's arguments. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 24, 2019 - 4:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky won't get a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down Sandusky's request that it...
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July 24, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky isn't getting a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the 75-year-old's request...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. A Louisiana judge won't stop a lawsuit against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that led to the Rams defeating the Saints and advancing to the 2019 Super Bowl. State Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard ruled Thursday, July 18, 2019 in the damage suit filed by attorney Antonio LeMon. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 18, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super Bowl. State Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that attorney...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2011, file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference at the airport in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The former Caribbean soccer official has been ordered to pay a $79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal. A federal judge in New York City imposed the judgment against Warner in a lawsuit brought by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)
July 10, 2019 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. U.S. District Judge William Kuntz ordered the default judgment against Jack Warner in the 2017 civil action accusing him of...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer comments on his lawsuit against Montana's higher education commissioner in Bozeman, Mont. Krakauer's five-year quest to find out how and why Montana's top higher education official intervened to prevent a star college quarterback's expulsion over a rape accusation stalled Wednesday, July 3, 2019, when the state Supreme Court denied him access to those records. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
July 03, 2019 - 6:32 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer's five-year quest to find out how and why Montana's top higher education official intervened to prevent a star college quarterback's expulsion over a rape accusation stalled Wednesday when the state Supreme Court denied him access to those documents. The 4-3...
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July 01, 2019 - 4:55 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Caster Semenya easily won the women's 800 at the Prefontaine Classic on Sunday, as an international court continues to debate her future in the event. The reigning Olympic champion and embattled three-time world champion won in 1 minute, 55.70 seconds, nearly three seconds...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions. The IAAF's stance on Semenya and other female athletes affected by its testosterone regulations was revealed in a 163-page decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport that was released publicly for the first time on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, file)
June 18, 2019 - 5:13 pm
The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which...
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Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II, standing, who was accused of committing several sex crimes against women in North County last year, including rape, answers a question from San Diego County Superior Court Vista Judge Blaine Bowman during a status hearing Friday, June 14, 2019 in Vista, Calif. (Howard Lipin/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)
June 14, 2019 - 4:27 pm
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former pro football player Kellen Winslow Jr. will be retried after a jury convicted him of raping a homeless woman but failed to agree on eight other criminal charges, including the rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and an unconscious teen in 2003, California prosecutors said...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019 file photo Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial in Vista, Calif. Prosecutors are expected to announce, Friday, June 14, whether they will retry Winslow Jr. on eight criminal charges left undecided by the jury that convicted the former NFL player of rape. Winslow was convicted Monday of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman and two counts of lewd conduct involving two other women. The jury deadlocked on remaining charges, including two counts of rape involving a hitchhiker and an unconscious teenage girl. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool,File)
June 14, 2019 - 2:25 pm
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a rape case against former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. (all times local): 11:25 a.m. California prosecutors will retry Kellen Winslow Jr. on eight charges left undecided by the jury that convicted the former NFL player of rape. The prosecution announced its...
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