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Local prosecutor moves a step close to becoming a Kansas federal judge

Holly Teeter, an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, is one step closer to becoming a judge for the U.S. District Court in Kansas. Teeter, nominated by President Trump, now has gained approval from the Senate Judiciary Comm.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2017

Prosecutors Won"t Pursue Bridgegate Charges Against NJ Governor Chris Christie

The Office of the Bergen County Prosecutor said in a letter to a local judge it did not have sufficient evidence to prove allegations that Christie knew about a plot to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 27th, 2017

Legal Roundup: Hare Wynn representing plaintiffs in Syngenta Corn case; Birmingham firms make new appointments

Editor's Note: Legal Roundup is the BBJ's weekly look at news and notes from the local legal scene. Send items to mseale@bizjournals.com. A Kansas federal judge has ruled that hundreds of thousands of corn farmers’ claims against Syngenta may proceed a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 30th, 2016

Stocks close at records on tax cut hopes

U.S. benchmark stock indexes all rose on Friday to close at record levels after the Senate adopted a federal budget for next year, a key step on the road to tax cuts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 164 points to 23326, and was up 2......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 20th, 2017

Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump"s Tax Returns

If a federal judge lets the plaintiffs proceed with their lawsuit against Trump, the next step would give them access to some of his financial documents, perhaps includ.....»»

Category: topSource: nprOct 18th, 2017

The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing......»»

Category: topSource: nprOct 17th, 2017

"My watch is off": Top banker used code to make $8 million in illicit profit

A group of HSBC Holdings Plc currency traders in London and New York feverishly jumped ahead of a $3.5 billion client order after they were tipped off using the code words "my watch is off," a U.S. prosecutor told a federal judge......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 6th, 2017

"My watch is off": Top banker used code to make $8 million in illicit profit

A group of HSBC Holdings Plc currency traders in London and New York feverishly jumped ahead of a $3.5 billion client order after they were tipped off using the code words "my watch is off," a U.S. prosecutor told a federal judge......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 6th, 2017

JoCo businessman faces $4M judgement for selling phony loan portfolios

A Johnson County businessman owed the government $4 million as a result of accusations that he sold fake payday loan portfolios. A federal judge awarded the Federal Trade Commission the judgement against Joel Tucker, The Kansas City Star reports. The F.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 2nd, 2017

Sprint to open stores in hundreds of former RadioShacks, including 9 in Colorado

Sprint Corp. says it is opening five retail stores in former RadioShack locations across metro Denver, adding 35 local jobs as part of a larger national push to step into the best sites of its former retail partner. The Overland Park, Kansas-based.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 22nd, 2017

KC Streetcar Authority moves forward with study of extension

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority Inc. is moving forward with researching a potential southern extension, an important step in gaining needed funding for the project. A team led by HDR Engineering will study the best approach for continuing the lin.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 16th, 2017

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al Jazeera

Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station's broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersAug 7th, 2017

Church embezzler answers to earthly higher power, gets a year in prison

A man who pleaded guilty in February to stealing more than $86,000 from two local churches and evading taxes will spend the next year and a day in federal prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City reported Thursday that David Townley wil.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 14th, 2017

Kobach gets tight deadline to produce documents tied to Trump meeting

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is on a time crunch to deliver documents for a lawsuit that challenges Kansas' proof-of-citizenship voter registration law, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. A federal judge gave Kobach until Friday to deliver t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 11th, 2017

Higher minimum wages may make bad restaurants close

To goWITH Republicans in charge in Washington, the federal minimum wage is unlikely to alter soon. But debate over the impact of local pay floors.....»»

Category: useconomySource: economistApr 27th, 2017

VW Moves Beyond Criminal Case, but Not Without a Scolding

Imposing $4.3 billion in penalties for cheating on diesel emissions, a federal judge assailed Volkswagen for “corporate greed.”.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytApr 21st, 2017

Dortmund Bus Attack: Judge Authorizes Arrest of Iraqi Detained After Explosion

The federal prosecutor believes the man led an ISIS unit before fleeing to Germany last year......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 14th, 2017

Judge orders Kobach to hand over documents from Trump meeting

Kris Kobach's photo op with President Donald Trump went viral last November, with Kobach clutching documents tied to the Department of Homeland Security. Part of the "strategic plan" was visible to cameras, and now a federal judge wants the Kansas .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 6th, 2017

Seattle Judge Temporarily Blocks Unionization Bid by Uber, Lyft Drivers

A new local regulation may be at odds with federal labor law. A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 5th, 2017

Judge moves UFC-Bellator case out of Los Angeles

A federal magistrate judge has ruled in favor of the UFC and transferred a case that Bellator filed against its rival from Los Angeles to Nevada. Bellator sued the UFC in Los Angeles federal court to quash or modify subpoenas it was served by the U.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 4th, 2017

Local state reps weigh in on Brownback"s tax veto

The Kansas Senate failed to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that would have introduced multiple tax increases. The bill aimed to help close the state's budget gap and would have generated more than $1 billion over two years by increasi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 23rd, 2017