US Court

  • US: Indian couple sentenced for using unapproved cancer drugs June 14, 2014

    New York: A US court has sentenced an Indian oncologist and his wife for using unapproved chemotherapy medications at their cancer institute for three years. Anindya Kumar Sen (65) and his wife, Patricia Posey Sen (66), of Tennessee were sentenced by US District Judge Ronnie Greer on charges of introducing misbranded...
  • US jury orders smartphone maker Samsung to pay Apple $120 million May 3, 2014

    Reuters: A US jury on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple Inc, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone maker in the latest round of their globe-spanning mobile patent litigation. During the month-long trial in a San Jose,...
  • US court convicts Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges March 26, 2014

    New York: Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaeda propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, was convicted on Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. The verdict came after about five hours of deliberation in the case against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith,...
  • US court asks Sonia Gandhi to show passport March 21, 2014

    New York: A US court has asked India's Congress party President Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport to show that she was not in the US between September 2 and September 9 last year. Gandhi had filed a motion in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, seeking...
  • US court rejects Sikh group's request in anti-Sikh riots case February 5, 2014

    New York: A US court has rejected a request by a Sikh rights group seeking more time to respond to a motion filed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi to dismiss a human rights violation case against her in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots brought by the group. Judge Brian Cogan of Manhattan...
  • Hackers attack US court system's public websites January 25, 2014

    Washington: Unidentified hackers temporarily blocked access to the federal court system's public website on Friday, preventing lawyers from filing legal documents, Politico reported. The denial-of-service attack hit uscourts.gov, as well as other federal court websites around the country, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts told Politico....
  • Trailblazer Sri Srinivasan becomes first Indian-American to join top US court September 27, 2013

    Washington: Trailblazer Chandigarh-born legal luminary Sri Srinivasan made history as he became the first Indian American to be sworn in as a judge of what is often called the second most powerful court of the US. Watching him take the oath of office with a hand on the Gita with his mother...
  • US: Sikh rights group secures summons against Manmohan Singh ahead of his arrival September 26, 2013

    As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in US on a four-day visit, a Sikh rights group has secured summons against him from a US court in connection with the alleged human rights violations in the counter-insurgency operations in Punjab in the 1990s. The Sikh for Justice (SFJ), the New York-based rights...
  • Court to decide on complaint filed against Sonia Gandhi: Attorney September 5, 2013

    Observing that anybody can sue anybody for anything in the US if they pay the filing fee of the court, an eminent Indian-American attorney has said that it is for the court to decide if there is personal and subject matter jurisdiction on the complaint filed against Congress President Sonia...
  • 1984 riots: US court summons Sonia for 'shielding' party leaders September 5, 2013

    A federal court in New York has issued summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi for "shielding and protecting" party leaders allegedly involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Sikhs For Justice group had filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking compensatory and punitive damages from Sonia Gandhi. The Congress, however, said...
  • US court issues summons to Sonia Gandhi in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case September 4, 2013

    A federal court in New York has issued summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for "shielding and protecting" the leaders of her party who were allegedly involved in the anti-Sikh riots in India in 1984. The summons was issued by the US Eastern District Court of New York after a rights...
  • US court ruling favors anti-terror law July 18, 2013

    New York: A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision barring enforcement of a law that permits the indefinite detention of people suspected of supporting terrorists. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling on Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the law that allows the US government...
  • $15 million compensation to a family after miscommunication between doctors left a child crippled July 14, 2013

    A US court has ordered more than $15 million as compensation to Snoqualmie family after a miscommunication between doctors left a 4-year-old child unable to walk or talk. It is one of the biggest medical settlements in Washington State history. ...
  • US court reserves verdict on Parkash Singh Badal May 14, 2013

    Washington: A US court in Wisconsin has reserved its decision in the alleged human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal after completing hearing in the matter. The district court had taken up a petition filed by New York-based rights body 'Sikh for Justice', which had alleged...
  • One injured in shooting outside US court February 1, 2013

    Washington: A county employee was shot and injured by two unidentified men on Thursday outside a court building in the US state of Texas, Xinhua reported. The shooting took place around 9 am outside a building across from the main Kaufman County courthouse, sources from the county sheriff's office told the...
  • Insider trading: Rajat Gupta seeks conviction reversal January 23, 2013

    New York: Lawyers for former Goldman Sachs Group Inc board member Rajat Gupta are urging a federal appeals court to reverse his insider trading conviction, arguing that a judge shouldn't have allowed wiretaps to be heard at trial. In a brief filed on Friday at the 2nd US Circuit Court of...
  • Employers can fire workers they find too sexy: US court December 23, 2012

    Iowa: The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive. In a unanimous decision, the court held that a dentist did not violate the state's civil rights act when he terminated a female dental assistant whom his wife considered a...
  • Employers can fire workers they find too sexy: US court December 22, 2012

    New York: The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive. In a unanimous decision, the court held that a dentist did not violate the state's civil rights act when he terminated a woman dental assistant whom his wife...
  • Insider trading: Rajat Gupta to stay free on bail, says court December 5, 2012

    New York: Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc board member Rajat Gupta can remain free on bail while he appeals his insider-trading conviction, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Gupta had been scheduled to surrender on January 8 to start a two-year prison sentence. But after hearing arguments from Gupta's lawyer and...
  • US court to hear Rajat Gupta's plea to delay surrender November 29, 2012

    New York: A US court has agreed to hear next week a bid by India-born former Goldman Sachs Director Rajat Gupta to delay his surrender to federal prison and remain free on bail while he challenges his conviction on insider-trading charges. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in...
  • Samsung to fight court ruling in Apple's favour August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Samsung is all set for bounce-back. The Korean company has now geared up to contest the US court verdict that found Samsung had copied critical features of the hugely popular iPhone and iPad and awarded Apple, the Cupertino-gaint, $1.051 billion in damages. "We will move immediately to file...
  • Apple, Samsung faceoff over iPhone, iPad July 29, 2012

    San Francisco: Two tech titans will square off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the US smart phone and computer tablet markets. Apple Inc filed a lawsuit against South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co last year alleging the world's largest technology company's smart phones and...
  • US court approves Kodak's bid to sell patents July 3, 2012

    New York: Eastman Kodak has said the US bankruptcy court has approved its bid to sell more than 1,100 patents related to digital imaging, a move aimed at restructuring the company that once led the photography market. "...Eastman Kodak Company obtained approval from the Bankruptcy Court...
  • Mother Teresa defence won't work, Rajat Gupta told May 18, 2012

    New York: Indian-American corporate leader Rajat Gupta has been warned by a US judge that he cannot beat insider trading charges by trumpeting his history of philanthropy any more than Mother Teresa could use her missionary work to fend off bank robbery charges. "If Mother Teresa were charged with bank robbery,...
  • 1984 riots: US court to begin hearing today May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A US court will begin hearing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against the Congress on Tuesday. A Sikh rights group had sought a default judgment against the party for its failure to defend charges of conspiracy and organising the riots. The Congress party had opposed the charges. Lawyers from international...
  • Fai imprisonment: Hurriyat calls for bandh April 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Syed Geelani on Saturday called for a bandh in Kashmir against the two-year jail term handed down to fellow separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai by a US court. Fai was charged with lobbying in the US government to affect American policy on Kashmir. He has also been...
  • US court rules in favour of Indian maid March 21, 2012

    New York: An Indian maid, who had accused her former employer, an IFS officer, and her husband of harassment and "slavery", has received a favourable ruling from a US court, which approved her petition that she be awarded $ 1.5 million as compensation by the couple. In his order, US District...
  • Pay $ 1.5 mn to maid: US court to Indian diplomat March 8, 2012

    New York: A US judge's recommendation that an Indian diplomat and her husband, accused of "slavery" by their Indian maid should pay nearly $1.5 million as damages is likely to become the final ruling of the court as no objection has been filed in the case till now. US Magistrate Judge...
  • US: Indians convicted of abusing daughter-in-law February 28, 2012

    New York: A US court has convicted three members of an Indian family here on charges of sexually abusing their daughter-in-law who came to America after an arranged marriage and was threatened to work as a slave. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said Vishal Jagota, 34, his mother Parveen Jagota,...
  • US court to hear 1984 riots case against Cong February 19, 2012

    New York: A US court is set to hear March 15 a plea for "default judgment" against India's Congress party for failing to defend charges of conspiring, aiding, abetting, organizing anti-Sikh riots in November 1984. The case will be heard by Judge Robert W Sweet of the US Federal Court in...