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First black, openly gay man confirmed as US federal judge

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:32

The United States` first black, openly gay male judge was appointed to the federal bench on Tuesday in a unanimous confirmation decision by the US Senate.

US federal judge strikes down Pennsylvania law barring gay marriage

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 01:39

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania`s ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of court decisions across the country confirming gay couples` rights to wed.

Apple faces possible May 2014 trial on e-book damages

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 09:08

US federal judge had ruled that Apple Inc violated antitrust law by conspiring with five major publishers to raise prices of e-books.

Indian-American gets one year prison for Insider trading

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 12:45

Federal district judge Jed S. Rakoff also ordered Roomy Khan, 54, to serve three years of probation and pay USD1.525 million in restitution.

Judge narrows $1 bn Madoff case vs NY Mets owners

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 09:02

A federal judge narrowed a USD1 billion lawsuit against owners of the New York Mets baseball team by the trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims, and cast skepticism on how much might ultimately be recovered.