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Judge determines oil spill size in BP caseNEW ORLEANS - A federal judge determined Thursday that more oil than BP estimated spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after a rig explosion in 2010, a decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-15/business-news
Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

...a settlement before taking the company to court.A federal judge agreed to look into whether the EEOC's attempt to...the settlement process and derail EEOC suits.Some federal judges have thrown out EEOC class-action cases after inspecting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/supreme-court-could-put-br
Baltimore Ravens settle grievance with Ray Rice

...now his wife ? in a casino elevator in Atlantic City, N.J.Rice is a free agent who was reinstated by former federal judge Barbara S. Jones after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell indefinitely suspended him following an original two-game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-15/baltimore-ravens-settle-griev
NHL's motion to dismiss concussion suit is heard

...class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was heard in court Thursday, and the federal judge assigned to the case said she saw legal strength in the arguments from both sides."I think it's a very close call...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-01-08/nhls-motion-dismiss-concus
Rants & Raves

...But after huddling with other commissioners for nearly three hours behind closed doors, Harris reversed course. A FEDERAL JUDGE says not allowing males to marry males "violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. Boy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-06/rants-raves
Across the region

...neither changed.The case is pending in federal court, and Frazier is seeking $3 million in damages.In other newsA FEDERAL JUDGE Wednesday rejected a plea deal that would have kept former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts out of prison on a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/across-region
Former Lexington County Sheriff Metts pleads guilty in federal bribery conspiracy case

...for two people charged with traffic offenses who had no criminal record.But during a hearing earlier this month, a federal judge refused to accept the deal. Federal guidelines for that felony charge call for five months to 16 months in prison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-30/former-lexington-count
Former Braves pitcher Kris Medlen signs two-year deal with Royals

...32 million to San Diego for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitching prospects Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.COURTS: A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-18/former-braves-pitcher-kr
SC gay marriage lawyers seek state legal fees

...CHARLESTON, S.C. - Attorneys whose lawsuit opened the way for same-sex marriages in South Carolina are asking a federal judge to order the state to pay their legal fees.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that the attorneys are asking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/sc-gay-marriage-lawyers-seek
Sweepstakes operators plead guilty to federal charges

...Software Systems, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy.Mosley, 63, faces a future sentencing date before a federal judge who could impose punishments ranging from up to five years in federal prison to probation.Mosley's son-in-law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/sweepstakes-operators-