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Whitey Bulger Trial Begins, Juror Falls Asleep

Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston gangster whose life has inspired several books and films–including “The Departed”–began his trial today on racketeering and murder charges. The story of how he rose to power over the Winter Hill Gang, allegedly killed 19 people, and somehow got the FBI in his pocket is sensational to say the least, but at least one juror …

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Trayvon Martin Texts, Photos Released By Zimmerman’s Defense Attorneys

The Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case took another interesting turn today as Zimmerman’s defense released photos and text message exchanges from Martin’s cell phone. The photos show Martin blowing smoke, riding a horse, and holding a gun. With the defense releasing the photos, they’re hoping to defame Martin in hopes of proving Zimmerman’s claims of self defense. The judge presiding over the …

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Arias Jury in Tears During Sentencing Testimony

After being delayed due to a bomb scare, the sentencing phase of Jodi Arias’ trial has begun. Arias was found guilty last week for the brutal murder of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Alexander’s body was found in a shower at his home with a slit throat, nearly 30 stab wounds, and a bullet wound to the head. Now, the …

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Trayvon Martin Shouts Analyzed in Court

Over one year ago, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed while walking from a convenience store to his home in his Florida neighborhood. The shooter, George Zimmerman, claims that he shot Martin in self-defense, but he is now on trial for the 17-year-old’s murder. This week, a pre-trial hearing for Zimmerman’s trial turned to the topic of the shouts heard …

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O.J. Simpson: One Hand Free in Court Hearing

In October 2012, the armed robbery and kidnapping case for which O.J. Simpson was convicted in 2008 was reopened. Simpson is currently serving 33 years in prison for the charges, but the former football star is hoping to get a new trial. He is claiming that he is entitled to a new trial due to his lawyers’ ineptness during the …

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‘Cannibal Cop’ Convicted of Kidnapping Conspiracy

Back in October 2012, the NYPD made headlines as a New York police officer was arrested for allegedly plotting to kill and eat dozens of women. Gilberto Valle III was caught by his colleagues having online conversations about his fantasies, which involved cannibalism. This week, Valle was convicted on one count of kidnapping. The New York Times is reporting that …

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Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April, Thinks Defeat Is Improbable

Facebook will go to trial to defend their “Timeline” in April. Facebook’s Annual Report filing with the SEC revealed that the case, Timelines, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., will go to trial on April 22nd of this year. In 2011, Timelines Inc., owners of Timelines.com, sued Facebook over the “Timeline” name. At that point, Facebook was just coming off of the …

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Roger Clemens Acquitted Of Six Counts Of Perjury

Roger Clemens has been acquitted today perjury by a federal court. Clemens was accused of lying to Congress during hearings concerning steroid use in Major League Baseball. Clemens was charged with two counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements, and one count of obstructing Congress. Clemens was one of several players called to testify during Congress’s investigations into …

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Oracle Likely Spent Millions Suing Google

It was reported yesterday that in Google’s trial regarding Oracle’s accusations that the search giant infringed upon Java API patents in the development of its Android operating system, the jury has just found that no copyrights were violated. And apparently, Oracle never had much of a chance of winning, according to the foreman of the jury, who pointed out that …

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Jury Voted 9-3 in Favor of Google in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that the jury in the Android/Java patent infringement case sided with Google, and Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that the 12 were split 9-3 in the search giant’s favor. Jury foreman Greg Thompson spent some time answering questions for reporters, while Oracle lawyers listened silently, learning that their client didn’t really have a chance at …

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Google Fines Limited to $150K in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that Oracle might only be able to collect $150,000 in fines from Google, for infringing upon its Java APIs in the the development of the Android operating system, and now presiding Judge William Alsup confirmed these damages. A billion dollars has been a sort of buzz-phrase surrounding the tech industry as of late, with Facebook’s recent …

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Google’s Larry Page Evasive with Oracle Attorney

It was recently reported that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison seemed a bit confused while answering questions from Google’s legal team, while on the stand during the Oracle/Java, Google/Android trial that commenced this week – and when it was Google CEO Larry Page’s turn, his demeanor was reportedly more elusive than confused. After an hour of exhaustive questioning, Page finally admitted …

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