Court rules Apple must pay California workers during bag checks

Los Angeles (AFP) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Apple must pay employees for time spent waiting for their bags and personal electronic devices to be searched when they leave work.The decision means that the tech giant will have to pay millions of dollars to more than 12,000 hourly workers at California retail stores who fall under the mandatory bag-search policy.According...

MANDEL: Accused killer told cop he left Tess Richey alive, court hears

What a chilling chatterbox was Kalen Schlatter hours after he’d been arrested for the murder of Tess Richey.Or so alleges the undercover Toronto Police officer placed in the cell beside the accused killer at 13 division in the early morning hours of Feb. 5, 2018.Known only as UC 1 — his identity masked from the public by a large screen — the officer spent the morning at Schlatter’s...

Supreme court to rule on release of Donald Trump’s financial records – live | US news

12.47am GMT00:47 In case you missed it, sketch comedy group the Upright Citizens Brigade dunked on both Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg by releasing a cringeworthy Bloomberg 2020 dance that was just dorktastic enough to challenge the Team Pete dance: Nick Ciarelli (@nickciarelli) Look out #TeamPete because us Bloomberg Heads have our own dance! Taken at the Mike Bloomberg rally in Beverly...

Quebec’s Court of Appeal rejects bid to suspend Bill 21

In a divided decision issued Thursday, Quebec’s Court of Appeal decided not to suspend sections of the province’s secularism law.Though the three judges of the panel agreed the law is causing certain people irreparable harm, two of the judges ruled their hands are tied by the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause in the matter.Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler, who is facing...

23-Year-Old Woman Set On Fire By Five Men While Traveling To Court

Hindustan Times / Getty Images Students in Mumbai hold a candlelit march on Dec. 3 to protest against the growing incidents of crime against women. NEW DELHI — A 23-year-old woman in India was set on fire by five men, including her alleged rapists, while she was on her way to a court hearing for her rape case.The woman had filed a case of rape against two men from her village in March and also...

Supreme Court Lets Block On Federal Executions Remain

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday against the Trump administration and upheld a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking the Justice Department from carrying out federal executions.The decision halts the pending executions of four men, which the Justice Department had scheduled for December and January.  It’s been more than 16 years since the death penalty was last used at the...

Trump can’t block banks from releasing his financial records, court rules

Donald Trump has lost an appeal to prevent Capital One and Deutsche Bank from sending his financial records to Congress, marking another legal blow to the president after several lawsuits and court rulings have sought records of his finances. A 106-page ruling from a three-judge panel at the US District Court of Appeals says the banks must hand over several years of the president's records as...

#ICYMI: Comedy in court, police pay up and safety for seniors

MONTREAL, QUE.: November 28, 2019 -- Sue Montgomery, mayor of the NDG borough, tries to locate a controle routier officer shouting "can you see me?" as she takes part in a pedestrian safety demonstration in Montreal, on Thursday, November 28, 2019. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 63559 Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette Thursday! What a concept!Montreal is paying an activist $55,000...

Montreal religious group pleads not guilty to contempt of court charge

A building is shown in an industrial park in Montreal, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, where it is believed that children attend a school run by a religious group. Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS The administrators of an obscure religious group pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of contempt after it ignored two court orders that it provide the Quebec education ministry with a list detailing...

Applebaum shouldn’t have to reimburse city for severance pay, court told

The city of Montreal was in court Wednesday trying to recoup the roughly $268,000 former mayor Michael Applebaum received in severance pay before being convicted of fraud.Applebaum, for his part, argued the laws surrounding the case came into effect after he received the payments and he therefore shouldn’t have to reimburse the city.In a rare public statement since being convicted in 2017, a...