NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

...the NFL for re-arbitration. The league promptly appealed Doty's decision to a higher court.The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals won't hear that case for months, so those proceedings will be merely for principle in the ongoing dispute between...

First settlement reached in Sentinel Offender Services suit

...imprisonment.During the past five years, the case dragged through the federal court system. A ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013 sent the case back to Richmond County Superior Court for disposition.In December, McGee's case was reassigned...

Business news

...to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the prosecution of insider trading on Wall Street.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-paragraph ruling turning down a petition from Bharara's office. It said neither the three-judge...

Trial date set for one of the civil cases against private probation firm

...State Court.Starting in 2010, the case dragged through the federal court system. A 2013 ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to Richmond County Superior Court.In December, McGee's case was reassigned to Judge Daniel...

How upcoming legal cases may change the future of franchises

...says.Whoever loses during the hearings will likely appeal to the NLRB. From there, the case would go the U.S. Court of Appeals and possibly the Supreme Court.The franchise industry is concerned the cases could set a precedent requiring all...

After weather delay, Georgia to perform rare execution of a woman

...rejected a request to halt her execution, and her lawyers have appealed that decision to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.If Gissendaner's execution happens, she will be the first woman executed in Georgia in 70 years.Lena Baker...

Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

...into whether the EEOC's attempt to settle the case was "sincere and reasonable." But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago reversed that, saying a court has no business peering into the EEOC's private settlement talks.Federal...


...double-amputee Olympian's conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.The sensational case will go to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which will review the murder trial of Pistorius, who fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the closed...

Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

...for now.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., denied the state's...decision by the 6th U.S. Cir cuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upholding gay marriage...conflicting rulings between federal circuit courts of appeal."

Judge issues South Carolina's first gay marriage licenses, despite attorney general's opposition

...Gergel last week threw out the same-sex marriage ban in the South Carolina Constitution.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Tuesday to put Gergel's order on hold. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson then asked Chief...