Today's Legal News Headlines 3/17/10...
Toyota is facing more fallout over its recent recalls for problems involving unintended acceleration. According to The Chicago Tribune, a U.S Attorney, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Los Angeles city attorney have all opened probes into Toyotas handling of the crisis.
Chicago businessman, Michael David Barrett, was sentenced to a 2 1/2 year prison term by a Los Angeles federal court judge for the stalking and secret videotaping of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews. Barrett, who used his cell phone to record nude video of Andrews through hotel peepholes, also posted the illegal videos on the Internet. The judge also ordered Barrett to pay restitution of over $7000.
A jury will decide whether Oprah Winfrey defamed the former headmistress of her South African girls school when talking about an abuse scandal in 2007, a federal judge ruled.
China's state-run press reported Tuesday that Google Inc. is still censoring its search results on its Google.com Web site.
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