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Tobacco firms don't have to say they deceived public, court rules

...consequences and addictiveness of smoking cigarettes. After hearing testimony from 162 witnesses over nine months, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler found in 2006 that the companies had engaged in a massive fraud campaign.The judge ordered the companies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-22/tobacco-firms-dont-have-sa
Former SC State board chairman sentenced to 5 years in prison in kickback scheme

...University was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for his role in a kickback and corruption scheme.U.S. District Judge David Norton on Wednesday also fined Jonathan Pinson more than $337,000, saying that the Greenville businessman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-20/former-sc-state-board-chairma
Federal Judge Avant Edenfield dies

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield's intellect and work ethic were unmatched as were his love for family and the law, friends and colleagues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-09/federal-judge-avant-edenfiel
Longtime SC sheriff sent to prison for year

...sheriff was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme.U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten also fined former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts $10,000.Metts, 68, had been the county's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-27/longtime-sc-sheriff-se
Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

...seven-time NL MVP and the son of three-time All-Star Bobby Bonds, Barry Bonds was sentenced in 2011 by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston to 30 days of home confinement, two years of probation, 250 hours of community service in youth-related...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-22/barry-bonds-obstruction-
NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

...the suspension in December. The NFLPA's petition in federal court to overrule Henderson was granted by U.S. District Judge David Doty, who ordered the appeal back to the NFL for re-arbitration. The league promptly appealed Doty's decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-16/nfl-reinstates-adrian-peterso
Agent's affair changes sentencing

...just more than 10 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office had agreed to a resentencing, and Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood on Tuesday handed down a new sentence of eight years and nine months. Woody's new sentence will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-29/agents-affair-changes-sentencing
Cubs, rooftop owners battle in court over Wrigley renovation

...clients out of business by constructing a largevideo board at the stadium.The claim came Monday in Chicago as U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall heard arguments on whether she should order a halt to construction of the right-field sign that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-23/cubs-rooftop-owners-batt
Judge OKs $10 million settlement of class-action lawsuit over Target Corp. data breach

...Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson granted preliminary approval of the settlement after a hearing Thursday in St. Paul, Minn. The move...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-19/judge-oks-10-million-settl
Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach

...Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson said at a hearing Thursday in St. Paul, Minnesota, that he would grant preliminary approval in a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-19/judge-oks-10-million-settl