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Massachusetts Appeals Court Grants New Trial in Trolley Crash Suit

A Massachusetts appeals court has set aside a $1.2 million jury award and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit stemming from a 2009 subway trolley crash in Boston. Colleen Fyffe, of Scituate, sued the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, saying …

Feds Appeal Granting New Trial to Ex-BP Engineer

Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge’s decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The notice of appeal in the case of …

Former BP Engineer Wins New Trial in Oil Spill Evidence Case

A former BP Plc senior engineer found guilty last year of destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was granted a new trial based on his claim of juror misconduct during deliberations. Kurt Mix was convicted …

Ex-BP Engineer’s Lawyers to Ask for New Trial

Attorneys for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a federal probe of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked for more time to file requests for a new trial or a post-verdict acquittal. On Tuesday, Kurt …

Florida Radio DJ Wants New Trial in Defamation Case

A Tampa-based radio disc jockey wants a new trial in his defamation case against radio rival Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Todd “MJ” Schnitt’s lawyers filed court motions on Monday. Documents filed say Schnitt and his wife did not get …

Indiana Appeals Court to Hear Arguments for New Trial in Arson Conviction

A lawyer for an Indiana woman who has spent 15 years in prison after she was convicted of setting the fire that killed her 3-year-old son told a panel of judges Wednesday that new science proves the fire was an …