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Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties

Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties

DOVER, Del., Oct. 17 (UPI) --A Delaware man's lawsuit alleges he awoke from anesthesia after a colonoscopy procedure to find he had been dressed in a pair of pink panties.
Ben Hooper
Woman who denied killing ex-boyfriend freed after 17 years

Woman who denied killing ex-boyfriend freed after 17 years

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) --A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for killing an ex-boyfriend was freed after a judge found the key prosecution witness was a habitual liar.
Frances Burns
Judge disallows bullet evidence in Aaron Hernandez case

Judge disallows bullet evidence in Aaron Hernandez case

FALL RIVER, Mass., Oct. 3 (UPI) --Former New England Patriots player saw the bullet evidence in his murder trial thrown out after a judge ruled police did not have probable cause for searches.
Aileen Graef
Judge: Billionaire can't close off California beach

Judge: Billionaire can't close off California beach

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) --A judge has ruled for a California surfing group that challenged a Silicon Valley billionaire's right to close a road crossing his property to a popular beach.
Frances Burns
Judges censured for having sex in chambers

Judges censured for having sex in chambers

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 3 (UPI) --A pair of California judges were censured by a judicial oversight panel for bringing women into their chambers for sexual encounters.
Ben Hooper
DNA testing clears brothers of 1983 killing in North Carolina

DNA testing clears brothers of 1983 killing in North Carolina

LUMBERTON, N.C., Sept. 3 (UPI) --Two North Carolina half brothers who have spent their entire adult lives in prison are innocent of the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, said judge.
Frances Burns
Jodi Arias granted delay in death penalty retrial

Jodi Arias granted delay in death penalty retrial

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A Maricopa County judge granted Jodi Arias a three-week delay to prepare for retrial, more than 15 months after she was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend.
Gabrielle Levy
Judge: Corcoran Gallery in Wash. can join with National Gallery

Judge: Corcoran Gallery in Wash. can join with National Gallery

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --A judge approved a merger Monday between the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington and the National Gallery.
Frances Burns
Donald Trump wants name removed from Atlantic City casinos

Donald Trump wants name removed from Atlantic City casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 6 (UPI) --Entertainment personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump is suing to have his name removed from a pair of Atlantic City casinos he no longer operates.
Matt Bradwell
Judge rules against Donald Sterling, Shelly will sell Clippers to Steve Ballmer

Judge rules against Donald Sterling, Shelly will sell Clippers to Steve Ballmer

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) --A Superior Court judge ruled against Donald Sterling on Monday, clearing the way for wife Shelly to sell the L.A. Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
Matt Bradwell
Former dictator files lawsuit over his portrayal in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'

Former dictator files lawsuit over his portrayal in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court about his portrayal in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."
Evan Bleier
Convicted arsonist Victor Rosario freed on bail after winning appeal

Convicted arsonist Victor Rosario freed on bail after winning appeal

LOWELL, Mass., July 11 (UPI) --A man convicted in 1983 of setting the deadliest fire in the history of Lowell, Mass., was released the same day another fire claimed seven lives in the city.
Frances Burns
Justin Bieber gets two years probation in egging case

Justin Bieber gets two years probation in egging case

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to egging his former neighbor's house and got two years of probation.
Kate Stanton
Judge orders new trial for man convicted of starting deadly fire in 1982

Judge orders new trial for man convicted of starting deadly fire in 1982

LOWELL, Mass., July 9 (UPI) --A man who has spent more than half his life in prison has won an appeal of his conviction for setting a deadly fire in 1982 in Lowell, Mass.
Frances Burns
New delay announced for trial in Aurora, Colo., theater shootings

New delay announced for trial in Aurora, Colo., theater shootings

AURORA, Colo., July 9 (UPI) --A psychiatrist has asked for more time to examine accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, a judge said Wednesday, announcing another delay for the trial.
Frances Burns
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Erik Menendez confers with his attorney Leslie Abramson while his brother Lyle was giving testimony in Superior Court in Los Angeles on September 13, 1993. The brothers are charged with killing their parents. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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In common law systems, a superior court is a court of general competence which typically has unlimited jurisdiction with regard to civil and criminal legal cases. A superior court is "superior" relative to a court with limited jurisdiction (see lower court), which is restricted to civil cases involving monetary amounts with a specific limit, or criminal cases involving offenses of a less serious nature. A superior court may hear appeals from lower courts (see court of appeal).

Superior Courts in Canada exist at the provincial and territorial levels. The superior courts are the courts of first instance for divorce petitions, civil lawsuits involving claims greater than small claims, and criminal prosecutions for "indictable offences". They also perform a reviewing function for judgements from the local "inferior" courts and administrative decisions by provincial or territorial government entities such as labour boards, human rights tribunals and licensing authorities.

In a number of jurisdictions in the United States, the Superior Court is a state trial court of general jurisdiction with power to hear and decide any civil or criminal action hapruis which is not specially designated to be heard in some other court. California, Maine, the District of Columbia, and Georgia are all examples of such jurisdictions. Equivalent courts in other states are variously known as circuit courts (Illinois, Michigan, Oregon and others), district courts (Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii and others) or, in the case of New York, supreme courts.

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