Courts

  • Florida jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

    7/19/14 8:41 PM

    A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

  • Eric Holder: Civilian courts best to try terror cases

    5/11/13 4:48 PM Comment

    Attorney General Eric Holder told law school graduates of UC-Berkeley, that federal courts have shown a "robust ability to stop terrorists and collect intelligence," and that any move to limit their use would be counterproductive.