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Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages was toppled Tuesday in a federal ruling that is the latest in a string of victories for gay rights advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year. U.S. District Judge John Jones […]

May 20, 2014

U.S. Judge Sides With Chevron In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Case

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times A U.S. judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. and declared that a $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant for environmental damage was obtained by fraud and racketeering. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the 2011 judgment against the San Ramon, California, […]

March 4, 2014