Legal News


Find the latest legal news in business on range of issues, including law, civil rights, immigration and white-collar crime.

May 31, 2011

Legal battles over immigration have been at the forefront of the last several elections.

May 31, 2011

America has made many positive strides in regards to civil rights and the protection of liberty for each of its citizens. While there has been much progress, certain members of society still feel that equality is not a given for each group of people in the country.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a memo officially closing a federal investigation of the actions of Austin, Texas policemen in regards to racial equality and fair treatment.

May 27, 2011

An Indiana company that owns a portion of a former U.S. Army munitions testing site has been fined $132,000 after it allegedly violated a number of regulations regarding proper asbestos removal procedures.

The Associated Press reports that Ford Lumber & Building Supply Inc.

May 20, 2011

Matthew W. Brown, a 27-year-old California man, was recently sentenced to four years in jail after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money laundering.

The News Journal reports that Brown received his sentence recently in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, because one of the major people involved in the alleged scam, Pawel P. Dynkowski, reportedly lived in Newark.

May 19, 2011

An immigration lawsuit was filed recently by the daughter of a 49-year-old immigration detainee who died in a Massachusetts jail in 2009, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news source, the lawsuit accuses Suffolk County House of Correction officials of acting negligently after the man allegedly died from a heart attack that was caused by a sepsis infection. The lawsuit claims that the officials did not properly treat the man's infection.

The lawsuit, which was filed electronically with U.S.