The acquittal of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator cleared of Florida charges that he murdered black teenager Trayvon Martin, spurred new calls for a federal civil rights prosecution and suggestions that the youth’s family may bring a lawsuit.
The U.K. justice system, where judges in criminal cases still wear 18th century-style horsehair wigs and winged collars, will take a step toward U.S.-style legal dramas when cameras are allowed in court.
B. Wayne Hughes, a sharecropper’s son who became a billionaire pioneering warehouses for Americans needing storage space, is buying thousands of houses to rent as more people find homeownership out of reach.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief criminally charged with sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper, was sued by the woman for what her lawyer called “violent and deplorable acts.”
Max Clifford, a celebrity publicist who has represented O.J. Simpson, David Beckham and Simon Cowell, pleaded not guilty to 11 sexual offense charges involving girls as young as 15 over almost two decades.